Robert de Stratford

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Robert de Stratford
Bishop of Chichester
Tomb of Robert de Stratford in Chichester Cathedral
Church Catholic
See Diocese of Chichester
In office 1337–1362
Predecessor John Langton
Successor William Lenn
Personal details
Born c.1292
Died 9 April 1362

Robert de Stratford (c.1292 – 9 April 1362) was an English bishop and was one of Edward III of England's principal ministers.

Stratford was the son of Robert Stratford of Stratford-on-Avon and brother of John de Stratford, Archbishop of Canterbury. He studied at Oxford University.

Stratford served for a time as deputy to his brother John.[1] From 1331 to 1334 he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer and from March to July 1338 as Lord Chancellor.[2] He was dismissed as chancellor in 1338[2] but regained the office for six months in 1340.

Robert de Stratford was at Merton College, Oxford. From 1335 to 1338, he was Chancellor of the University of Oxford.[3]

From 1334–7, Stratford was Archdeacon of Canterbury.[4] He was elected Bishop of Chichester between 23 July and 18 August 1337, and was consecrated 30 November 1337.[5]

Stratford died on 9 April 1362[5] and was buried in Chichester Cathedral.


  1. ^ Haines, Roy. "Stratford, Robert". Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  2. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 86
  3. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Appendix 5: Chancellors of the University". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 521–522. ISBN 0-333-39917-X. 
  4. ^ Wood, Anthony (1790). "Fasti Oxonienses". The History and Antiquities of the Colleges and Halls in the University of Oxford. Google Books. pp. 22–23. 
  5. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology, p. 239.


Political offices
Preceded by
John de Stratford
Lord Chancellor
Succeeded by
Richard Bintworth
Preceded by
John de Stratford
Lord Chancellor
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Bourchier
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Richard de Ferings
Archdeacon of Canterbury
Succeeded by
Simon Islip
Preceded by
John Langton
Bishop of Chichester
Succeeded by
William Lenn
Academic offices
Preceded by
Hugh de Willoughby
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Robert Paynink?
or John Leech