Thomas Bitton

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Thomas Bitton
Bishop of Exeter
Elected between 8 October and 30 November 1291
Term ended 21 September 1307
Predecessor Peter Quinel
Successor Walter de Stapledon
Orders
Consecration 16 March 1291
Personal details
Died 21 September 1307
Denomination Catholic

Thomas Bitton (sometimes Thomas de Bytton; died 1307) was a medieval Bishop of Exeter.

Life[edit]

Bitton was the nephew of William of Bitton I, who was Bishop of Bath from 1248 to 1264.[1] His brother was William of Bitton II, Bishop of Bath from 1267 to 1274.[2]

Bitton was elected between 8 October and 30 November 1291 and consecrated on 16 March 1292. He died on 21 September 1307.[3] In his will, he left funds to give one penny each to 10,212 poor people.[4] He was also a benefactor of Dorchester Friary, Dorset.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Shaw "Button, William (d. 1264)" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  2. ^ Shaw "Button, William (d. 1274)" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  3. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 246
  4. ^ Moorman Church Life p. 206 footnote 4

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Peter Quinel
Bishop of Exeter
1291–1307
Succeeded by
Walter de Stapledon