Robert Neville (bishop)

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Robert Neville
Bishop of Durham
Church Catholic
See Diocese of Durham
In office 1438–1457
Predecessor Thomas Langley
Successor Laurence Booth
Personal details
Born Raby, Durham[1]
Died 8/9 July 1457
Previous post Bishop of Salisbury

Robert Neville (1404 – 8 or 9 July 1457) was an English prelate who served as Bishop of Salisbury and Bishop of Durham.[2] He was also a provost of Beverley. He was born at Raby Castle.[3] His father was Ralph Neville and his mother was Joan Beaufort, daughter of John of Gaunt.[4] He was thus a highly placed member of the English aristocracy.[5]

Neville was nominated Bishop of Salisbury on 9 July 1427, and consecrated on 26 October 1427. He was then translated to Durham on 27 January 1438.[6]

Neville died on 8 July 1457.[7]

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References[edit]

  • 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
John Chandler
Bishop of Salisbury
1427–1438
Succeeded by
William Ayscough
Preceded by
Thomas Langley
Bishop of Durham
1437–1457
Succeeded by
Laurence Booth