(Bishop of Exeter and Ely)

Died: 24 Aug 1505, Holborn, London, Middlesex, England

Buried: Ely Cathedral

Of a respectable family at Levens in Westmoreland, educated at Cambridge, entered amongst the Norbertine canons, and was chosen abbot of Shap. He is recorded to have been consecrated Bishop of St. Asaph about the middle of the year 1472, and to have expended considerable sums in repairing that cathedral, and nearly "rebuilding it" according to Browne Willis. By virtue of Pope Alexander VI's bull dated Rome 24 Sep 1495, he was thence translated to Exeter, and its temporalities were restored to him on 7 Jan following. That he devoted himself to the duties of a diocesan is evidenced by his Register. In the chapel of St. Michael, within his manor-house at Chudleigh, held an ordination on 23 Sep 1497; and three others within the chapel of St. Mary, in his palace at Exeter: viz. 31 Mar, 13 Apr, and 9 Jun of the following year.

Removed to Ely (in which diocese he had been collated to benefices in early fife) on 26 Sep 1501, his career of usefulness was equally short, for he died at his palace in Holborn, London, on 24 Aug 1505. His remains were deposited on the north side of the choir of Ely Cathedral ('Angl. Sac.' vol. i. p. 675).

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