Humphrey de Cherlton

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Humphrey de Cherlton (or Humphrey de Charlton) was an English medieval churchman and university chancellor.[1]

De Cherlton was a Doctor of Civil Law.[2] Between 1354 and 1357, He was Chancellor of the University of Oxford.[2] The St Scholastica Day riot of 10 February 1355, a clash between university students and townspeople resulting in 63 deaths, one of the most notorious events in the history of Oxford, occurred during this period.

Humphrey de Cherlton was also Canon of the Collegiate Church at Totenhale in the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry.[2] and a prebendary of York during 1361–83.[3]


Humphrey de Cherlton's brother Lewis de Charleton, Bishop of Hereford, may have been Chancellor in 1357.[1][3][4]


  1. ^ a b Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Appendix 5: Chancellors of the University". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 521–522. ISBN 0-333-39917-X. 
  2. ^ a b c Wood (1790). Fasti Oxonienses. p. 25. 
  3. ^ a b Wordsworth, Christopher, ed. (1790). The Ancient Kalendar of the University of Oxford. Vol. XLV. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 
  4. ^ Wood (1790). Fasti Oxonienses. p. 26. 


Academic offices
Preceded by
William de Palmorna
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Lewis de Charleton?
or John de Hotham