John Penny

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John Penny (died 1520) was an English priest, successively Bishop of Bangor, 1504–1508, and Bishop of Carlisle, 1508–1520. He was also Prior to Bradley Priory 1503–1508.

His education is uncertain, though he may have been educated at Lincoln College, Oxford, and later received his LLD from the University of Cambridge.[1][2]

In 1520 Penny died at Leicester Abbey, where he had earlier been the abbot, and was buried at St Margaret's Church in Leicester. The church contains his alabaster effigy, although the rest of the tomb was replaced in 1846.[1]


  1. ^ a b T. Y. Cocks, ‘Penny, John (d. 1520)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  2. ^ "Penny, John (PNY477J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Thomas Pigot
Bishop of Bangor
Succeeded by
Thomas Skevington
Preceded by
Roger Leyburn
Bishop of Carlisle
Succeeded by
John Kite
Preceded by
Gilbert Manchestre
Abbot of Leicester
Succeeded by
Richard Pescall