Richard de la More

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Richard de la More
Bishop-elect of Winchester
Province Canterbury
Diocese Winchester
Elected 6 November 1280
Quashed 1282
Term ended resigned before 9 June 1282
Predecessor Robert Burnell
Successor John of Pontoise
Other posts Archdeacon of Winchester
Orders
Consecration not consecrated
Personal details
Died after 3 May 1285
Denomination Roman Catholic

Richard de la More was a medieval clergyman who was Bishop-elect of Winchester from 1280 to 1282.

Life[edit]

Richard was subdean of the diocese of Lincoln as well as Archdeacon of Winchester from before 11 September 1280.[1]

Richard was elected to the see of Winchester on 15 November 1280 but resigned in June 1282 before being consecrated.[2] Archbishop John Peckham of Canterbury withheld his confirmation of the election because Richard was a pluralist. Pope Martin IV also quashed the election in 1282.[3]

Richard still held the office of archdeacon until sometime after 19 June 1283, but was only listed as subdean of Lincoln in 3 May 1285. He died sometime after that date. His death was commemorated on 16 June.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b British History Online Archdeacons of Winchester accessed on 2 November 2007
  2. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 276.
  3. ^ British History Online Bishops of Winchester accessed on 2 November 2007

References[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Robert Burnell
(bishop-elect)
Bishop-elect of Winchester
1280–1282
Succeeded by
John of Pontoise
(bishop)