Richard Blund

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Richard Blund
Bishop of Exeter
Elected c. 30 January 1245
Term ended 26 December 1257
Predecessor William Briwere
Successor Walter Branscombe
Orders
Consecration 22 October 1245
by Boniface of Savoy
Personal details
Died 26 December 1257
Denomination Catholic

Richard Blund (or Richard Blundy; died 1257) was a medieval Bishop of Exeter.

Life[edit]

Blund's family was an important family in the city of Exeter, as his brother Hilary was mayor of Exeter twice, from 1224 to 1230 and from about 1234 to 1235. Because Richard is given the title of magister or master, it is assumed that he attended a university, but which one is unknown. He was a canon of Exeter Cathedral.[1]

Blund was elected about 30 January 1245 and consecrated on 22 October 1245.[2] He was consecrated at Reading by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Boniface of Savoy.[1] Little is known of his activities as bishop, although the medieval chronicler Matthew Paris considered him a good choice for bishop.[1]

Blund died on 26 December 1257.[2] After his death, a number of his clerks used his seal to forge letters giving away the bishop's property and awarding benefices.[3]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Barlow "Blund, Richard" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  2. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 246
  3. ^ Moorman Church Life p. 173

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
William Briwere
Bishop of Exeter
1245–1257
Succeeded by
Walter Branscombe