Geoffrey de Clive
|Geoffrey de Clive|
|Bishop of Hereford|
|Appointed||before 26 December 1115|
|Term ended||February 1119|
|Successor||Richard de Capella|
|Consecration||26 December 1115
by Ralph d'Escures, Archbishop of Canterbury
Geoffrey de Clive (or Geoffrey de Clyve; died 1119) was a medieval Bishop of Hereford.
Clive's nationality and origins are unknown. He was a royal clerk or chaplain for King Henry I of England before being nominated to the see of Hereford. He was consecrated on 26 December 1115 at Canterbury by Archbishop Ralph d'Escures. He died on 2 February or 3 February 1119. He was buried in Hereford Cathedral, where his effigy dates from the fourteenth century.
The historian Frank Barlow says Clive "was remembered as an austure man who was not over-generous to the poor." There is some evidence that he cut back the number of prebends for the cathedral chapter, as well as attempting to improve the episcopal manors. The only document dating from his time as bishop is his profession of obedience to Archbishop Ralph.
- Barrow "Reinhelm" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Barrow Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300: Volume 8: Hereford: Bishops
- Brett English Church p. 107
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 250
- Barlow English Church p. 83
- Barlow, Frank (1979). The English Church 1066–1154: A History of the Anglo-Norman Church. New York: Longman. ISBN 0-582-50236-5.
- Barrow, J. S. (2002). Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300: Volume 8: Hereford: Bishops. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 26 October 2007.
- Barrow, Julia (May 2007). "Reinhelm (d. 1115)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/95041. Retrieved 30 June 2008. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- Brett, M. (1975). The English Church under Henry I. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-821861-3.
- 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|
|Bishop of Hereford
Richard de Capella