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Bishop of Hexham
Church Christian
See Diocese of Hexham
Appointed 681
Term ended 684
Predecessor New Post
Successor Eata

Trumbert (or Tunberht or Tunbeorht) was a monk of Jarrow, a disciple of Chad and later Bishop of Hexham.


Trumbert was educated at Lastingham by Ceadda, and was a teacher of Bede.[1] He was the bishop of the see of Hexham from 681 until he was deposed in 684 and was succeeded by Eata.[2] He had previously been a monk at Ripon under Wilfrid. After his deposition, he became abbot at Gilling Abbey.[3] He was the brother of Ceolfrith, who was abbot of Jarrow while Bede was a monk at Jarrow.[3]

Trumbert Shaft[edit]

The Trumbert Shaft is part of an inscribed sandstone grave cross found in the parish of Yarm, North Yorkshire in 1877. It bears the inscriptions in Latin and Old English:

+ [orate] PRO [tru]MBERENCT + SAC+ ALLA +

Which translates as:

Pray for Trumberhet, Bishop
Alla set up this memorial to his brother

The shaft now resides in the library of Durham Cathedral and it is assumed that Trumbert is buried within the churchyard of Yarm Parish Church.


  1. ^ Bede Ecclesiastical History of England iv 3
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 217
  3. ^ a b Kirby Earliest English Kings p. 91


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  • Kirby, D. P. (2000). The Earliest English Kings. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-24211-8. 

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