James Goldwell (died 15 February 1499) was a medieval Dean of Salisbury and Bishop of Norwich.
James Goldwell was one of the sons of William and Avice Goldwell, both of whom died in 1485. He had a brother, Nicholas Goldwell, who survived him. He was nominated on 17 July 1472 and was consecrated on 4 October 1472. He died on 15 February 1499.
He was educated at
All Souls' College, Oxford where he graduated B.Can.L. 1449 and D.C.L 1452.
He was appointed:
President of St George’s Hall in the Castle, Oxford 1452
Rector of St John the Evangelist, Lnondon 1455
Rector of Rivenhall, Essex 1455
Prebendary of Widland in St Paul’s Cathedral 1457
Prebendary of Sneating in St Paul’s Cathedral 1458
Prebendary of Islington in St Paul’s Cathedral 1459 - 1461
Registrar of the Order of the Garter 1460
Rector of Cliffe-at-Hoo, Kent
Archdeacon of Essex, 1461 Canon of Hereford Cathedral 1461
Prebenary of Stratford in Salisbury Cathedral 1462
Dean of Salisbury 1463 Principal Secretary of State to
King Edward IV Master of the Rolls 1471
Bishop of Norwich 1472, consecrated at St Blaise, Rome
He was appointed to the sixth stall in
St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in 1460 and held this until 1472. [3 ]
^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 262
^ Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
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