Richard of Gravesend

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Richard of Gravesend
Bishop of Lincoln
ElectedSeptember 1258
Term ended18 December 1279
PredecessorHenry of Lexington
SuccessorOliver Sutton
Other postsDean of Lincoln
Orders
Consecration3 November 1258
Personal details
Died18 December 1279
Stow Park
DenominationCatholic

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

Life[edit]

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]

Citations[edit]

References[edit]

  • Barrow, J. (2002). Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 8: Hereford: Treasurers. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 28 October 2007.
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Greenway, Diana E. (1977). Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300: Volume 3: Lincoln: Archdeacons of Oxford. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 28 October 2007.
  • Greenway, Diana E. (1977). Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300: Volume 3: Lincoln: Bishops of Lincoln. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 28 October 2007.
  • Greenway, Diana E. (1977). Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300: Volume 3: Lincoln: Deans. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 28 October 2007.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Henry of Lexington
Bishop of Lincoln
1258–1279
Succeeded by
Oliver Sutton