Gilbert Segrave

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Gilbert Segrave
Bishop of London
Church Roman Catholic
See Diocese of London
In office 1313–1316
Predecessor Ralph Baldock
Successor Richard Newport
Personal details
Born 1266
Died 18 December 1316
Pons, Poitou

Gilbert Segrave (1266 – 1316) was a medieval Bishop of London. He was the son of Nicholas Segrave, 1st Baron Segrave.

He obtained the living of Kegworth, Leicestershire in 1279. He was then, with a dispensation for plurality, given the livings of both Harlaxton, Staffordshire in 1282 and Aylestone, Leicestershire in 1292.

He was elected to the episcopy on 17 August 1313 as Bishop of London and consecrated on 25 November 1313. Having obtained letters of safe-conduct from Louis IX, his party started home through Poitou early in September, in company with John du Plessis and William Mauduit. The party was treacherously seized by the citizens of Pons in Poitou; Segrave died in captivity[citation needed] on 18 December 1316.[1]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 258


 One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Segrave, Gilbert de (d.1316)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainC. L. Kingsford (1885–1900). "de Plessis, John (d.1263)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 

  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Ralph Baldock
Bishop of London
Succeeded by
Richard Newport