Simon Walton (bishop)

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Simon Walton
Bishop of Norwich
Diocese Diocese of Norwich
Elected 4 June 1257
Installed 17 March 1258
Term ended 2 January 1266
Predecessor Walter Suffield
Successor Roger Skerning
Orders
Consecration 10 March 1258
Personal details
Died 2 January 1266
Denomination Roman Catholic
For the English footballer, see Simon Walton.

Simon Walton (or Simon de Wanton; died 2 January 1266) was a medieval Bishop of Norwich.

Life[edit]

A royal justice, Walton was elected to the see of Norwich on 4 June 1257 and was consecrated on 10 March 1258. He was enthroned at Norwich Cathedral on 17 March 1258.[1]

Pope Clement IV ordered Walton to find a coadjutor on 29 September 1265, as the bishop was sick and unable to perform his duties.[1] He died on 2 January 1266.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b British History Online Bishops of Norwich accessed on 29 October 2007
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 261

References[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Walter Suffield
Bishop of Norwich
1257–1266
Succeeded by
Roger Skerning