Richard of Gravesend

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Richard of Gravesend
Bishop of Lincoln
Elected September 1258
Predecessor Henry of Lexington
Successor Oliver Sutton
Other posts Dean of Lincoln
Consecration 3 November 1258
Personal details
Died 18 December 1279
Stow Park
Denomination Catholic

Richard of Gravesend (or Richard de Gravesend; died 18 December 1279) was a medieval Bishop of Lincoln.


Richard was a native of Gravesend in Kent.[1] He was treasurer of the diocese of Hereford about 1238.[2] By 16 June 1250 he was Archdeacon of Oxford in the diocese of Lincoln.[3] Before August 1254 he was holding the office of Dean of Lincoln.[4]

Richard was elected to the see of Lincoln on 21 or 23 September 1258 and consecrated on 3 November 1258[5] at Canterbury. He supported Simon de Montfort and was suspended from office and in exile from 1265 to 1267.[1]

Richard died on 18 December 1279[5] at Stow Park.[1]

Richard was the uncle of Richard of Gravesend, who was Archdeacon of Northampton.[1]



Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Henry of Lexington
Bishop of Lincoln
Succeeded by
Oliver Sutton