John Bradley (bishop)

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John Bradley was a sixteenth-century cleric who served as the last abbot of Milton Abbey, before becoming the only suffragan Bishop of Shaftesbury.

A Benedictine monk, he was elected the abbot of Milton Abbey, Blandford Forum, Devon in 1525.[1] At the dissolution of the monasteries, he surrendered the abbey to King Henry VIII on 11 February 1539.[2] He was appointed the suffragan Bishop of Shaftesbury in February and consecrated on 23 March 1539.[3]


  1. ^ The Abbey of Milton. A History of the County of Dorset (1908): Volume 2, pp. 58-62. Accessed 22 November 2008.
  2. ^ Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 14 Part 1: January-July 1539. Accessed: 22 November 2008.
  3. ^ Date of incumbency