Nicholas Longespee

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Nicholas Longespee
Bishop of Salisbury
Electedbetween 8 November and 12 December 1291
Term ended18 May 1297
PredecessorWilliam de la Corner
SuccessorSimon of Ghent
Other post(s)Treasurer of Salisbury
Orders
Consecration16 March 1292
Personal details
Died18 May 1297
DenominationCatholic

Nicholas Longespee was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury.

Longespee was the son of Ela, 3rd Countess of Salisbury, and William Longespee.[1] He was a canon of Salisbury Cathedral before 1272 and held the office of treasurer of the diocese of Salisbury before 1275. He also held the position of rector of Lacock.[2] Nicholas Longespee was also appointed as the Rector of The Parish of Wyke Regis in Weymouth in 1263. In his will he left money for the relief of the poor in Wyke Regis.

Longespee was elected bishop between 8 November and 12 December 1291 and consecrated on 16 March 1292. He died 18 May 1297.[3] He was buried at Salisbury, but his heart was buried at Lacock and his viscera at Ramsbury.[1]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b British History Online Bishops of Salisbury Archived 19 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine accessed on 30 October 2007
  2. ^ British History Online Treasurers of Salisbury accessed on 30 October 2007
  3. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 270

References[edit]

  • British History Online Bishops of Salisbury accessed on 30 October 2007
  • British History Online Treasurers of Salisbury accessed on 30 October 2007
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Parish of Wyke Regis, list of Rectors from 1263 to date
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Salisbury
1291–1297
Succeeded by