Robert of Chichester
|Robert of Chichester|
|Bishop of Exeter|
|See||Diocese of Exeter|
|Appointed||before June 1155|
|Term ended||before April 1161|
|Other posts||Dean of Salisbury|
|Died||before April 1161|
Robert is often confused with his predecessor, Robert Warelwast. His surname comes from a single source, one of his successors. He was a relative of David fitzGerald, bishop of St David's, but the exact relationship is unknown. He held a prebend at Islington in the diocese of London, and was Dean of Salisbury from 1148. He was consecrated on 5 June 1155 or perhaps on 3 June.
John of Salisbury felt that Robert gained the bishopric by simony, and his rule seems to have been unpopular. He brought in a number of clergy from the diocese of Salisbury, and acted as a patron to his successor Bartholomew Iscanus as well as Baldwin of Exeter, who was later to become Archbishop of Canterbury.
- Barlow "Chichester, Robert of (d. 1160?)" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 246
- Barlow, Frank (2004). "Chichester, Robert of (d. 1160?)" ((subscription or UK public library membership required)). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/5279. Retrieved 8 April 2008.
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
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|Bishop of Exeter
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