Robert Waldby

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The Most Reverend
Robert Waldby,
O.E.S.A.
Archbishop of York
Church Roman Catholic
Province York
Diocese York
Appointed 5 October 1396
Term ended 6 January 1398
Predecessor Thomas Arundel
Successor Richard le Scrope
Other posts Archbishop of Dublin
Bishop of Chichester
Personal details
Died 6 January 1398
Buried Westminster Abbey
Denomination Roman Catholic Church

Robert Waldby (died 1398) was a native of York and an Augustinian friar who followed Edward, the Black Prince into Aquitaine. After studying at Toulouse, he became professor of theology there.

There is a possibility Waldby was Bishop of Sodor and Man in 1381, although at the time John Dongan was the bishop from 1374 to 1391. He definitely became Bishop of Aire in Gascony in 1387, and translated to archbishoric of Dublin in Ireland on 14 November 1390.[1] Five years later he translated to the bishopric of Chichester in England on 25 October 1395,[2] and finally became Archbishop of York on 5 October 1396.[3]

Waldby died on 6 January 1398 and was buried in the Chapel of St. Edmund in Westminster Abbey, where his monumental brass still remains.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology, p. 351
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology, p. 239
  3. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology, p. 282

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
Jean de Montaut
Bishop of Aire
1386–1390
Succeeded by
Maurice Usk
Preceded by
Robert Wikeford
Archbishop of Dublin
1390–1395
Succeeded by
Richard Northalis
Preceded by
Richard Mitford
Bishop of Chichester
1395–1397
Succeeded by
Robert Reade
Preceded by
Thomas Arundel
Archbishop of York
1397–1398
Succeeded by
Richard le Scrope