Robert Wickhampton

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Robert Wickhampton
Bishop of Salisbury
See Diocese of Salisbury
Elected circa (c.) 6 March 1271
Term ended 24 April 1284
Predecessor Walter de la Wyle
Successor Walter Scammel
Other posts Dean of Salisbury
Orders
Consecration 13 May 1274
Personal details
Died 24 April 1284
Denomination Catholic

Robert Wickhampton was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury.

Life[edit]

Wickhampton was a canon of Salisbury before he was Dean of Salisbury by 17 January 1258. He was also a papal chaplain. He had a dispensation for his election to the bishopric due to his illegitimacy.[1] He was elected to the see of Salisbury about 23 February 1271 and consecrated on 13 May 1274. He died on 24 April 1284.[2] Before his death, he became blind, and a coadjutor was appointed to the see on 12 February 1282. He may have been related to an archdeacon of Salisbury, Thomas de Wickhampton.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b British History Online Bishops of Salisbury accessed on 30 October 2007
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 270

References[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Walter de la Wyle
Bishop of Salisbury
1271–1284
Succeeded by
Walter Scammel