Benedict of Sausetun

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Benedict of Sausetun
Bishop of Rochester
Elected 13 December 1214
Term ended 18 December 1226
Predecessor Gilbert Glanvill
Successor Henry Sandford
Consecration either 25 January 1215 or 22 February 1215
Personal details
Died 18 December 1226
Denomination Catholic
Previous post Precentor of St Paul's, London

Benedict of Sausetun (or Benedict of Sawston) was a medieval Bishop of Rochester.


Benedict was from Sawston in Cambridgeshire.[1] He was a canon of the diocese of London from 1196 and held the prebend of Neseden.[2] From 1204 he was precentor of St Paul's, London.[3] He was elected to the see of Rochester on 13 December 1214[4] and was consecrated on either 25 January 1215 or 22 February 1215.[1] At some point between 1217 and 1221 he served as a baron of the exchequer.[5] He died on 18 December 1226 and was buried on 21 December 1226.[1]


  1. ^ a b c British History Online Bishops of Rochester accessed on 30 October 2007
  2. ^ British History Online Prebendaries of Nesden accessed on 30 October 2007
  3. ^ British History Online Precentors of London accessed on 30 October 2007
  4. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 267
  5. ^ Vincent "Origins of the Chancellorship of the Exchequer" English Historical Review p. 108


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Gilbert Glanvill
Bishop of Rochester
Succeeded by
Henry Sandford