Siward (bishop of Rochester)

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Bishop of Rochester
Appointed 1058
Term ended 1075
Predecessor Godwine II
Successor Arnost
Other posts Abbot of Chertsey
Consecration 1058
Personal details
Died 1075
Denomination Catholic

Siward (or Siweard) was a medieval Bishop of Rochester.


Siward was abbot of Chertsey Abbey, a Benedictine abbey in Surrey before he was selected for the see of Rochester.[1] He was consecrated in 1058. He died in 1075.[2] His death was commemorated on 30 October, so he probably died on that date in 1075.[1] After the appointment of Lanfranc as Archbishop of Canterbury, the new archbishop found only four canons at Rochester under Siward's authority.[3]


  1. ^ a b British History Online Bishops of Rochester accessed on 30 October 2007
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 221
  3. ^ Smith "Early Community" English Historical Review p. 299


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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Godwine II
Bishop of Rochester
Succeeded by