William Percy (bishop)

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William Percy
Bishop of Carlisle
Church Catholic
Appointed 30 August 1452
Term ended 26 April 1462
Predecessor Nicholas Close
Successor John Kingscote
Consecration between 16 November and 18 December 1452
Personal details
Born 7 April 1428
Died 26 April 1462

William Percy (7 April 1428 at Alnwick Castle – 26 April 1462) was a late medieval Bishop of Carlisle. He was the fifth son of Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, and his wife Lady Eleanor Neville. Percy was in 1451 appointed to be Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, a post he held until 1456.[citation needed] He was selected 30 August 1452 to be Bishop of Carlisle following the appointment of his predecessor Nicholas Close to the Bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield. Percy was consecrated between 16 November and 18 December 1452. He died on 26 April 1462.[1]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 236


  • 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. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Nicholas Close
Bishop of Carlisle
Succeeded by
John Kingscote