Siward (bishop of Rochester)

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Siward
Bishop of Rochester
See Diocese of Rochester
Appointed 1058
Term ended 1075
Predecessor Godwine II
Successor Arnost
Other posts Abbot of Chertsey
Orders
Consecration 1058
Personal details
Died 1075
Denomination Catholic

Siward (or Siweard) was a medieval Bishop of Rochester.

Life[edit]

Siward was abbot of Chertsey Abbey, a Benedictine abbey in Surrey before he was selected for the see of Rochester.[1] He was consecrated in 1058. He died in 1075.[2] His death was commemorated on 30 October, so he probably died on that date in 1075.[1] After the appointment of Lanfranc as Archbishop of Canterbury, the new archbishop found only four canons at Rochester under Siward's authority.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b British History Online Bishops of Rochester accessed on 30 October 2007
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 221
  3. ^ Smith "Early Community" English Historical Review p. 299

References[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Godwine II
Bishop of Rochester
1058–1075
Succeeded by
Arnost