William Middleton (bishop)
|Bishop of Norwich|
|Elected||24 February 1278|
|Installed||27 November 1278|
|Term ended||either 31 August or 1 September 1288|
|Other posts||Archdeacon of Canterbury|
|Consecration||29 May 1278|
|Died||either 31 August or 1 September 1288|
William Middleton (or William de Middleton; died 31 August or 1 September 1288) was a medieval Bishop of Norwich.
Middleton began his career as a clerk in the Jewish exchequer in 1265. He was given custody of the rolls in 1276, and in 1277 was at the French royal court. He was an official of Canterbury when he was appointed Archdeacon of Canterbury by Archbishop Robert Kilwardby in October 1275. He may also have held a prebend in the diocese of London.
Middleton was elected on 24 February 1278 and was consecrated on 29 May 1278. He was enthroned at Norwich Cathedral on 27 November 1278. He continued to work on royal administrative business after his election and consecration.
- British History Online Archdeacons of Canterbury accessed on 29 October 2007
- British History Online Bishops of Norwich accessed on 29 October 2007
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
- Pegues, Frank (October 1956). "The Clericus in the Legal Administration of Thirteenth-Century England". The English Historical Review 71 (281): 529–559. doi:10.1093/ehr/LXXI.281.529.
|Catholic Church titles|
|Bishop of Norwich