John Best (bishop)

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John Best (died 1570) was Bishop of Carlisle from 1560[1] until his death.[2]

Background[edit]

He was from Halifax and attended King Henry VIII's College from 1538 to 1539.

Personal life and career[edit]

In 1550 he married Elizabeth Somner. In 1553 Best was canon of Wells and in 1559 he was made Rector of Romaldkirk. He was consecrated Bishop of Carlisle[3] on 2 March 1561, after the previous Bishop had been deprived of his see, after performing Elizabeth I's coronation in Roman Catholic liturgy despite Elizabeth's Protestant faith.

Death[edit]

Best died in 1570, nine years after being consecrated Bishop of Carlisle.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tudor Place[unreliable source]
  2. ^ Best , John(1d 1570)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Barnes,M. (Oxford, Oxford University Press, September 2004) ISBN 0-19-861411-X
  3. ^ List of Bishops
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Owen Oglethorpe
Bishop of Carlisle
1560–1570
Succeeded by
Richard Barnes