Hugh of Beaulieu

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Hugh of Beaulieu
Bishop of Carlisle
Elected 1 August 1218
Term ended 4 June 1223
Predecessor Bernard
Successor Walter Mauclerk
Other posts Abbot of Beaulieu
Orders
Consecration 24 February 1219
Personal details
Died 4 June 1223

Hugh of Beaulieu (died 1223) was a medieval English Bishop of Carlisle.

Life[edit]

Hugh was the first abbot of the Cistercian Beaulieu Abbey, which had originally been located at Faringdon in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), before he was selected for the see of Carlisle.[1] In 1214 and 1216, Hugh was censured by the Chapter General of the Cistercian Order for the ostentation of his lifestyle.[2] He was accused of eating off silver plate, keeping a guard dog in his bedroom with a silver chain, and of too much revelry with earls and knights.[3] While abbot, he attended the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215.[4] He had been deposed as abbot before he was chosen as bishop,[5] at some point shortly before 1218.[3] He was elected about 1 August 1218, and consecrated on 24 February 1219.[6] He was not the choice of the cathedral chapter of Carlisle, and his election was forced on them.[7] He died on 4 June 1223.[6]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Doubleday and Page History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 2: Houses of Cistercian Monks: Abbey of Beaulieu
  2. ^ Moorman Church Life p. 276
  3. ^ a b Knowles Monastic Order p. 659
  4. ^ Moorman Church Life p. 237
  5. ^ Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300: Volume 2: Monastic Cathedrals (Northern and Southern Provinces): Carlisle: Bishops
  6. ^ a b Fryde. et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 235
  7. ^ Moorman Church Life p. 162

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bernard
Bishop of Carlisle
1218–1223
Succeeded by
Walter Mauclerk