Sideman (bishop)

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Sideman
Bishop of Crediton
Church Catholic
See Diocese of Crediton
In office 973–977
Predecessor Ælfwold I
Successor Ælfric
Personal details
Died 977

Sideman (or Sidemann) was a medieval Bishop of Crediton.

Sideman was elected to Crediton in 973. He died on 30 April or 1 May or 2 May in 977.[1] According to Byrhtferth of Ramsey, Sideman was a protégé of Ælfhere, ealdorman of Mercia. The same source says that Edward the Martyr was fostered by Sideman for a time before Edward's father's death.[2] He died at a Royal council held at Kirtlington in Oxfordshire in 977 and was buried at Abingdon Abbey in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire).

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  1. ^ Fryde Handbook of British Chronology p. 215
  2. ^ Hart "Edward [St Edward; called Edward the Martyr] (c.962–978)" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Ælfwold I
Bishop of Crediton
973–977
Succeeded by
Ælfric