James Berkeley

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James Berkeley
Bishop of Exeter
Church Catholic
See Diocese of Exeter
In office 1326–1327
Predecessor Walter de Stapledon
Successor John Godeley
Personal details
Died 24 June 1327

James Berkeley (died 1327) was a medieval Bishop of Exeter.

Berkeley was elected on 5 December 1326 and consecrated on 22 March 1327. He died on 24 June 1327.[1] According to his successor John de Grandisson, his manors were destroyed and despoiled, and de Berkeley murdered, but it is not known how this was thought to have been done.[2]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 246
  2. ^ 'The Register of John de Grandisson' as quoted in Coulton's Social Life in Britain from the Conquest to the Reformation.


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Walter de Stapledon
Bishop of Exeter
Succeeded by
John Godeley