Hugh de Pateshull

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Hugh de Pateschull
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Brass foundation plaque for St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne.JPG
Hugh de Pateshull's name is recorded on the brass plate commemorating the dedication of St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne on 24 April 1241.
Elected 1239
Term ended 1241
Predecessor William de Manchester
Successor Richard le Gras
Consecration 1 July 1240
Personal details
Died December 1241
Buried Lichfield Cathedral
Denomination Catholic
In office
Monarch Henry III of England
Preceded by Peter des Rivaux
Succeeded by William Haverhill

Hugh de Pateshull[a] (died December 1241) was a medieval Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.

Pateshull was the son of Simon of Pattishall (a royal justice) and Simon's wife Amice. A royal clerk and a clerk of the exchequer,[1] Hugh had custody of the Exchequer seal—Pateshull's position was a precursor office to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.[2] He was also a canon of St. Paul's when he was selected to be Lord High Treasurer in 1234, holding that office until 1240.[3]

Pateshull was elected bishop in 1239, and consecrated on 1 July 1240. He died on either 7 December or 8 December 1241[4] at Potterspury and was buried in Lichfield Cathedral.[1]


  1. ^ Sometimes Hugh Pattishall or Hugh Pateshull


  1. ^ a b Franklin "Pattishall , Hugh of" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  2. ^ Vincent "Origins of the Chancellorship of the Exchequer" English Historical Review p. 109
  3. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 103
  4. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 253


Political offices
Preceded by
Peter des Rivaux
Lord High Treasurer
Succeeded by
William Haverhill
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
William de Manchester
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Succeeded by
Richard le Gras