|Archbishop of York-elect|
|Diocese||Diocese of York|
|See||Archbishop of York|
|Elected||12 March 1265|
|Term ended||November 1265|
|Other posts||Dean of York
Archdeacon of York
|Died||15 July 1279|
|Parents||Robert de Gray|
William Langton (or William of Rotherfield; died 1279) was a medieval English priest and nephew of Archbishop Walter de Gray. William was selected but never consecrated as Archbishop of York and Bishop of Carlisle.
Langton was the son of Robert de Gray of Rotherfield Greys, who was the brother of Walter de Gray, Archbishop of York. Langton held the prebend of Strensall by 24 June 1245. He was named Archdeacon of York by 21 September 1249. By 23 April 1255 he was the rector of Great Mitton, West Riding, Yorkshire, and was named Dean of York by 16 March 1262. On 12 March 1265 was elected to fill the Archbishopric of York, however his election was quashed in November 1265 by the pope. He continued to hold office as Dean and was elected Bishop of Carlisle on 13 December 1278 but refused the office.
- British History Online Archdeacons of York accessed on 22 September 2007
- British History Online Bishops of Carlisle accessed on 20 October 2007
- British History Online Deans of York accessed on 22 September 2007
- British History Online Prebends of Strensall accessed on 22 September 2007
- Cokayne, George E. (1982). The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant. Volume VI Gordon to Hurstpierpoint (Microprint ed.). Gloucester, UK: A. Sutton. ISBN 0-904387-82-8.
- 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.
|Catholic Church titles|
|Archbishop of York
Robert de Chauncy
|Bishop of Carlisle
Elected but refused office
Ralph of Irton
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