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.
Term ended1241
PredecessorWilliam de Manchester
SuccessorRichard le Gras
Consecration1 July 1240
Personal details
DiedDecember 1241
BuriedLichfield Cathedral
In office
MonarchHenry III of England
Preceded byPeter des Rivaux
Succeeded byWilliam 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


  • Franklin, M. J. (2004). "Pattishall [Pateshull], Hugh of". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/21540. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  • 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.
  • Vincent, Nicholas C. (January 1993). "The Origins of the Chancellorship of the Exchequer". The English Historical Review. 108 (426): 105–121. doi:10.1093/ehr/CVIII.426.105. JSTOR 573551.
Political offices
Preceded by Lord High Treasurer
Succeeded by
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
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