Hugh Whitehead (died 1551) was the last prior of the Benedictine monastery at Durham in England. The monastery was dissolved by King Henry VIII in 1540. Whitehead would go on to become the cathedral's first dean.
Whitehead was from 1519 to 1540 last prior, and from 1541 first dean of Durham. He was later implicated in the fictitious charges of treason brought against his bishop Cuthbert Tunstall, in 1550–1, and was imprisoned in the Tower of London. There he died in November 1551.
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