Culture, Lords Spritual England, Bishop of Hereford

Bishop of Hereford is in Bishop. See Hereford Cathedral [Map].

In 676 Bishop Putta was appointed Bishop of Hereford. There is some debate among historians as to whether there were two Putta's and whether the Putta that was Bishop of Hereford was a different person to the Putta that was Bishop of Rochester.

Between 1013 and 1016 Bishop Athelstan was consecrated Bishop of Hereford.

In Mar 1056 Bishop Leofgar of Hereford was consecrated Bishop of Hereford.

John of Worcester. 24 Jun 1070. The feast of St. John the Baptist being near, earl Asbiorn sailed to Denmark with the fleet which had wintered in the Humber; but his brother Sweyn (age 51) outlawed him, because he had accepted money from king William (age 42), to the great regret of the Danes. Edric, surnamed the Forester, a man of the most resolute courage, of whom we have spoken before, was reconciled with king William (age 42). After this, the king summoned from Normandy Lanfranc (age 65), abbot of Caen, a Lombard by birth, a man of unbounded learning, master of the liberal arts, and of both sacred and secular literature, and of the greatest prudence in counsel and the administration of worldly affairs; and on the day of the Assumption of St. Mary, appointed him archbishop of Canterbury, causing him to be consecrated at Canterbury on the feast of St. John the Baptist, being Sunday. He was consecrated by Giso, bishop of Wells, and Walter, bishop of Hereford, who were both ordained at Rome by pope Nicholas, when Aldred, archbishop of York, received the pallium,—for he evaded being ordained by Stigand, who then held the archbishopric of Canterbury, knowing him not to have received the pallium canonically. Bishop Heriman, who had already transferred the seat of his bishopric from Sherbourne to Salisbury, also assisted at his consecration, with some others. Afterwards, Lanfranc (age 65) consecrated Thomas, archbishop of York. The suit of the reverend Wulfstan (age 62), bishop of Worcester, was again prosecuted, there being now a bishop who could advocate the cause of the church of York; and the affair was, by the aid of God's grace, decided at a council held at a place called Pedred, before the king, archbishop Lanfranc (age 65), and the bishops, abbots, earls, and lords of all England. All the groundless assertions by which Thomas and his abettors strove to humble the church of Worcester, and reduce her to subjection and servitude to the church of York, were, by God's just judgement, entirely refuted and negatived by written documents, so that Wulfstan (age 62) not only recovered the possessions he claimed, but, by God's goodness, and the king's assent, regained for his see all the immunities and privileges freely granted to it by its first founders, the holy king Ethered, Oshere, sub-king of the Hwiccas, and the other kings of Mercia, Cenred, Ethelbald, Offa, Kenulf, Edward the Elder, Athelstan, Edmund, Edred, and Edgar.

On 29 Dec 1079 Robert the Lotharingian was consecrated Bishop of Hereford by Archbishop Lanfranc (age 74) at Canterbury Cathedral [Map].

Around Dec 1102 Bishop Reynelm was nominated to be Bishop of Hereford. King Henry (age 34) invested Reynelm with the the temporalities of the see. This led to a dispute with Archbishop Anselm (age 69) who refused to consecrate Reynelm. Reynelm refused to be consecrated by Gerard, Archbishop of York so the King exiled Reynelm.

Florence of Worcester Continuation. 07 Jan 1121. Meanwhile, two clerks were chosen to fill sees which had been vacant for some time; namely, Richard, who was keeper of the king's seal under the chancellor, and Robert, who had filled the office of steward of the meat and drink in the king's household with great industry. The first of these was preferred to the see of Hereford, the latter to the see of Chester [Note. Bishop of Coventry?]. Herbert, also, a monk of Westminster, was made abbot of that monastery.

Richard, chosen bishop of Hereford on Friday the seventh of the ides [the 7th] of January, was consecrated at Lambeth on Sunday the seventeenth of the calends of February [17th January] by Ralph, archbishop of Canterbury, with the assistance of Richard, bishop of London, and the bishops, Robert of Lincoln, Arnulph of Rochester, Urban of Glamorgan (age 45), and Bernard of St. David's.

Florence of Worcester Continuation. 12 Jun 1121. After a few days, one named Everard, attached to the king's chapel, was elected bishop of Norwich, and consecrated at Canterbury [Map] by archbishop Ralph on the second of the ides [the 12th] of June; Arnulph, bishop of Rochester, Richard, bishop of Hereford, and Robert, bishop of Coventry, having met for the purpose.

In 1130 Bishop Robert de Bethune was appointed Bishop of Hereford.

On 22 Dec 1163 Bishop Robert Melun (age 63) was consecrated Bishop of Hereford by Archbishop Thomas Becket (age 44) at Canterbury Cathedral [Map].

In Mar 1173 Bishop Gilbert Foliot was elected Bishop of Hereford.

In 1186 Bishop William de Vere was appointed Bishop of Hereford.

In 1200 Bishop Giles Braose was appointed Bishop of Hereford.

Between 21 Aug 1234 and 30 Aug 1234 Bishop Ralph de Maidstone was elected Bishop of Hereford.

On 12 Nov 1234 Bishop Ralph de Maidstone was consecrated Bishop of Hereford by Archbishop Edmund Rich (age 59) at Canterbury Cathedral [Map].

On 14 Jun 1275 Bishop Thomas Cantilupe (age 57) was appointed Bishop of Hereford.

On 08 Sep 1275 Bishop Thomas Cantilupe (age 57) was consecrated Bishop of Hereford.

In 1327 Bishop Thomas Charleton was appointed Bishop of Hereford.

On 17 Mar 1360 Archbishop William de Courtenay (age 18) was consecrated Bishop of Hereford.

On 12 Mar 1375 Bishop John Gilbert was translated to Bishop of Hereford.

In 1448 Bishop Richard Beauchamp (age 27) was appointed Bishop of Hereford.

On 22 Jun 1492 Bishop Edmund Tuchet (age 49) was appointed Bishop of Hereford.

In 1504 Bishop Richard Mayew (age 64) was appointed Bishop of Hereford.

On 20 Aug 1535 Bishop Edward Fox (age 39) was elected Bishop of Hereford.

On 26 May 1553 Bishop John Harley was consecrated Bishop of Hereford.

On 01 Mar 1554 Bishop Robert Parfew aka Warton was translated to Bishop of Hereford.

On 19 Mar 1554 Bishop John Harley was deprived of his see of Bishop of Hereford for being a Protestant, and because he was married.

1554 Consecration of new Bishops

Henry Machyn's Diary. 01 Apr 1554. [The first day of April my lord chancellor (age 54) did consecrate six new bishops at St. Mary Overy's [Map], before the high altar; and a goodly mass was said. And when all] was done thay yede unto my lord ch[ancellor's,] for ther was as grett a dener as youe ha[ve seen.] Thes be the bysshopes names that wher consecrated, [doctor] Whyt (age 44), warden of Wynchastur, the bysshope of Ly[ncoln]; doctur Borne, bysshope of Bathe; doctur Morgan, bishop of sant Davys; doctur Brokes (age 41), bysshope of Gloss [ter]; doctur Cottes, bysshope of Westtchastur; bysshope of sant Asse changyd to be bysshope of Arfford; master [Griffith] (age 47) parsun of sant Magnus bysshope of Rochastur.

On 01 Apr 1554 the Lord Chancellor Bishop Edmund "Bloody" Bonner of London (age 54), assisted by Bishop Stephen Gardiner (age 71), Bishop Nicholas Ridley (age 54) and Bishop Cuthbert Tunstall (age 80), consecrated seven bishops at Southwark Cathedral [Map]:

Bishop George Cotes was consecrated Bishop of Chester.

Bishop Gilbert Bourne was consecrated Bishop of Bath and Wells.

Bishop James Brooks (age 41) was consecrated Bishop of Gloucester.

Bishop Maurice Griffiths (age 47) was consecrated Bishop of Rochester.

Bishop Henry Morgan was consecrated Bishop of St David's.

Bishop John White (age 44) was consecrated Bishop of Lincoln.

Bishop Robert Parfew aka Warton was consecrated Bishop of Hereford.

In 1559 Bishop John Scory (age 49) was elected Bishop of Hereford.

In 1634 Bishop Matthew Wren (age 48) was appointed Bishop of Hereford.

In Jul 1636 Bishop George Coke (age 65) was translated to Bishop of Hereford.

In 1661 Bishop Herbert Croft (age 58) was appointed Bishop of Hereford.

On 06 Jan 1661 Bishop Nicholas Monck (age 51) was consecrated Bishop of Hereford.

Evelyn's Diary. 20 Feb 1676. Dr. Gunning (age 62), Bishop of Ely, preached before the King (age 45) from St. John xx. 21, 22, 23, chiefly against an anonymous book, called "Naked Truth", a famous and popular treatise against the corruption in the Clergy, but not sound as to its quotations, supposed to have been the Bishop of Hereford and was answered by Dr. Turner, it endeavoring to prove an equality of order of Bishop and Presbyter.

In 1713 Bishop Philip Bisse (age 46) was appointed Bishop of Hereford.

In 1723 Bishop Henry Egerton (age 33) was appointed Bishop of Hereford.

In 1787 Bishop John Harley (age 58) was appointed Bishop of Hereford.

In 1808 Bishop John Luxmoore (age 42) was translated to Bishop of Hereford.

On 20 May 1832 Bishop Edward Grey (age 49) was consecrated as Bishop of Hereford.

In 1868 Bishop James Atlay (age 50) was appointed Bishop of Hereford.

In Jan 1895 John Percival Bishop (age 60) was elected Bishop of Hereford by Archibald Philip Primrose 5th Earl Rosebery 1st Earl Midlothian (age 47).

Bishop James Beauclerk was appointed Bishop of Hereford.

Bishop Peter Acquablanca was elected Bishop of Hereford.