Abbot of Westminster

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The Abbot of Westminster was the head (abbot) of Westminster Abbey.

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Abbots
Edwin 1049 – c. 1071
Geoffrey of Jumièges c. 1071 – c. 1075
Vitalis of Bernay c. 1076 – 1085
Gilbert Crispin 1085 – 1117
Herbert 1121 – c. 1136
Gervase de Blois 1138 – c. 1157
Laurence c. 1158 – 1173
Walter of Winchester 1175 – 1190
William Postard 1191 – 1200
Ralph de Arundel (alias Papillon) 1200 – 1214
William de Humez 1214 – 1222
Richard de Berkying 1222 – 1246
Richard de Crokesley 1246 – 1258
Phillip de Lewisham 1258
Richard de Ware 1258 – 1283
Walter de Wenlok 1283 – 1307
Richard de Kedyngton (alias Sudbury) 1308 – 1315
William de Curtlyngton 1315 – 1333
Thomas de Henley 1333 – 1344
Simon de Bircheston 1344 – 1349
Simon Langham 1349 – 1362
Nicholas de Litlyngton 1362 – 1386
William de Colchester 1386 – 1420
Richard Harweden 1420 – 1440
Edmund Kyrton 1440 – 1462
George Norwich 1463 – 1469
Thomas Millyng 1469 – 1474
John Esteney 1474 – 1498
George Fascet 1498 – 1500
John Islip 1500 – 1532
William Benson (Abbot Boston) 1533 – 1540
Bishop
intra- Reformation
Thomas Thirlby 1540 – 1550
Deans
intra- Reformation
William Benson (Abbot Boston) 1540 – 1549
Richard Cox 1549 – 1553
Hugh Weston 1553 – 1556
Abbot
restored by Mary I of England
John Feckenham 1556 – 1559
Deans
post- Reformation
Deans 1560 – present

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