Roger of Salisbury (bishop of Bath and Wells)

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Roger of Salisbury
Bishop of Bath and Wells (previously Bath)
Elected c. 3 February 1244
Term ended 21 December 1247
Predecessor Jocelin of Wells
Successor William of Bitton I
Other posts precentor of Salisbury
Consecration 11 September 1244
Personal details
Died 21 December 1247
Buried Bath

Roger of Salisbury (died 1247) was a Bishop of Bath and Wells (previously Bath).


Roger was a canon of Salisbury by 3 July 1223 and was a theology lecturer at Salisbury by 30 September 1225. In late 1226 or early 1227 he acquired the prebend of Netheravon in the diocese of Salisbury.[1] In 1223 he had the prebend of Teinton Regis in the diocese of Salisbury, and held that prebend until he became bishop.[2] He was named to the office of precentor of Salisbury in early 1227.[3]

Roger was elected about 3 February 1244 and consecrated 11 September 1244.[4] His election was contentious because the canons of Wells, who had been promised the ability to participate in the election of the new bishop, were instead excluded. Eventually, William of Bitton I, who eventually succeeded Roger as bishop, managed to arrange a compromise.[5] Roger died on 21 December 1247[4] and was buried at Bath.[6] He should not be confused with Roger of Salisbury, Bishop of Salisbury, who died in 1139.



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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Jocelin of Wells
Bishop of Bath
Succeeded by
as Bishop of Bath and Wells
Preceded by
as Bishop of Bath
Bishop of Bath and Wells
Succeeded by
William of Bitton I