Robert Mascall

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Robert Mascall
Bishop of Hereford
Appointed 2 July 1404
Term ended 22 December 1416
Predecessor Thomas Trevenant
Successor Edmund Lacey
Consecration 6 July 1404
Personal details
Born Ludlow, Shropshire
Died 22 December 1416
Denomination Roman Catholic Church

Robert Mascall (or Maschal) (died 1416) was a medieval Carmelite friar who served as the Bishop of Hereford from 1404 to 1416.

Mascall was born at Ludlow, Shropshire, where at an early age he became a Carmelite friar.[1] He was educated at the University of Oxford, gaining a distinction in philosophy and theology.[1] Probably in 1400, King Henry IV appointed Mascall his confessor.[1]

Mascall was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Hereford by papal provision on 2 July and consecrated on 6 July 1404.[2][3][4] He received possession of the temporalities of the See of Hereford on 25 September 1404.[2][4]

Mascall died in office on 22 December 1416.[2][4]


  1. ^ a b c Pollard, Albert Frederick (1893). "Mascall, Robert". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. 36. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  2. ^ a b c Barrow 2002, Bishops of Hereford, pp. 1–7.
  3. ^ Eubel 1913, Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi, volume 1, p. 274.
  4. ^ a b c Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 251.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Thomas Trevenant
Bishop of Hereford
Succeeded by
Edmund Lacey