He was archdeacon of Durham in 1490, then rector of Huish Champflower in Somerset (1493), of Long Newton in County Durham (1497), of Wolsingham in Durham (1497), and of Sedgefield in Durham (1499). He became bishop of Carlisle in 1504.; and Master of Pembroke in 1505. In 1504 he with Richard Foxe received a papal commission to draw up new statutes for Balliol College, Oxford; Foxe seems to have had sole responsibility for the outcome, however. He also held the secular post of Chancellor of Durham.
- "Layburn, Roger (LBN483R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- John Henry Parker, A hand-book for visitors to Oxford (1847), p. 150
|Catholic Church titles|
|Bishop of Carlisle
|Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge