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  Encyclopedia: Bishop of Coventry
The Bishop of Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich in the Province of Canterbury.
The Bishop of Lichfield is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Lichfield in the Province of Canterbury.
The Bishop of Argyll and the Isles is the Ordinary of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Argyll and the Isles.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bishop-of-Coventry   (2150 words)

 Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield was the bishop of a former see of the Church of England.
The title of Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield did not first come into use until 1121, when Robert Peche was enthroned.
Cahill, M. (2001), 'The diocese of Coventry and Lichfield 1603–1642', (PhD dissertation, University of Warwick).
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 Encyclopedia: Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Lichfield Cathedral June 2005 Lichfield is a small city and civil parish in Staffordshire, 110 miles northwest of London and 14 miles north of Birmingham.
Roger Northburgh was Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.
Bishops of Coventry who were not royal ministers commonly let their London inns to men who were.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bishop-of-Coventry-and-Lichfield   (667 words)

 Friaries: The Franciscan friars of Lichfield | British History Online
The next recorded benefaction was the provision of a water-supply by Henry Bellfounder, son of Michael of Lichfield, bellfounder, who in 1310 granted the friars for their 'use and comfort' his springs at Fowlewell near Aldershaw south-west of the city.
The Lichfield house was one of the nine friaries forming the custody of Worcester.
On 7 August 1538 Richard Ingworth, Bishop of Dover, received the surrender of the house in the presence of Richard Wetwode, a warden of the town guild, and of the two constables; to suit the accepted formula the surrender was certified as made 'voluntarily, without any counsel or constraining, for very poverty'.
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 LEE, ROWLAND. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He was greatly esteemed by Henry VIII and is believed to have performed the ceremony of Henry’s marriage to Anne Boleyn (1533).
He was made (1534) bishop of Coventry and Lichfield and president of the council of the marches in Wales, where he proved to be an efficient administrator.
He was one of the first bishops to take the oath of supremacy recognizing Henry as head of the church.
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In the early 1230s Alexander Stavensby, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, built a hospital at Denhall on the marshes of the Dee estuary to help the poor and the shipwrecked and annexed to it the neighbouring church of Burton in Wirral which had been ab antiquo a prebend of Lichfield cathedral.
On the appointment of a new warden in 1310 Bishop Walter Langton reiterated the ‘traditional’ constitution of the hospital: the new warden was to associate with himself two resident priests and all three were to wear the customary decent dress with a cross and were to celebrate masses and other services regularly.
In the mid 15th century the compatibility of the two benefices of the mastership of the hospital and the rectorship of Burton was ques-tioned but the bishop ruled in 1447 that both could be held by a secular clerk and in 1451 papal dispensation was obtained for the combination of the offices.
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 Bishop of Coventry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bishop of Coventry is the Ordinary of the England Diocese of Coventry in the Province of Canterbury.
The see is in the City of Coventry where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Michael.
The current bishop is the Right Reverend Colin James Bennetts, the 8th Lord Bishop of Coventry, who signs Colin Coventry.
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 William SMYTHE (Bishop of Lincoln)
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield (1493-1496) and then translated Bishop of Lincoln, (1496-1514).
The Bishop was a member of Prince Arthur's council in the Marches of Wales, and in 1501, five years after he had been translated to the important Bishopric of Lincoln, he became Lord President of Wales.
Whilst he was Bishop of Lichfield, he refounded the ruionous hospital of St. John, originally a priory of friars, but transformed by him into an almshouse and free grammar school.
www.tudorplace.com.ar /Bios/WilliamSmythe(BishopLincoln).htm   (595 words)

 Richard SAMPSON (Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Bishop of Chichester and subsequently of Coventry and Lichfield.
On 11 Jun 1536, he was elected schismatical Bishop of Chichester, and as such furthered Henry's political and ecclesiastical policy, though not sufficiently thoroughly to satisfy Cranmer.
On 19 Feb 1543, he was translated to Coventry and Lichfield on the royal authority alone, without papal confirmation.
www.tudorplace.com.ar /Bios/RichardSampson.htm   (347 words)

 icCoventry - Expansion of the Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Coventry Priory, Warwickshire’s greatest church, was rebuilt in the late 13th century on a grand scale swallowing up or completely destroying any remains of Leofric and Godiva’s monastery.
This is based on a seal found in the 19th century, although as Coventry and Lichfield were a joint diocese, the seal may be of course depicting Lichfield and not Coventry.
As no one in Coventry at the time had the power to arrest the heir to the throne it is more likely that this entry, which had been copied a number of times, should read the Prince of Wales RESTED in the Priory.
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 Diocese of Shrewsbury - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Before the Reformation, Cheshire and the portion of Shropshire north and east of the River Severn were under the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and the rest of Shropshire was under the Bishop of Hereford.
On the creation of the Diocese of Chester by Henry VIII, Cheshire was withdrawn from the old Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield.
The first bishop of the diocese was James Brown (1812-81), president of Sedgeley Park School, who was consecrated 27 July 1851.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Diocese_of_Shrewsbury   (845 words)

 Berkshire History: Biographies: Robert Wright (1560-1643)
While Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, he is said to have reaped large profits out of the sale of timber on the a estate of Ecceleshall, Staffordshire.
In December, Wright joined eleven of the bishops in signing a letter to the King in which they complained of intimidation while on their way to the House of Lords, and protested against the transaction of business in their absence.
The House of Commons caused the twelve bishops to be arrested in anticipation of their impeachment on a charge of high treason.
www.berkshirehistory.com /bios/rwright.html   (709 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Coventry, A brief history
Henry IV called parliament to Coventry and tradition holds that the young Prince Harry was arrested by the mayor in the priory, for drunkeness.
Coventry was so staunchly parliamentarian that prisoners were sent to be held in the city.
The 18th century saw Coventry removed from the forefront of the political life of the realm and there were no royal visits, though Coventry was established as a barracks town.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/ww2/A875991   (2488 words)

 Chronology of Catholic Dioceses: Notes on the Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, 656 - 1117   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In 680, the diocese of Worcester was detached from Lichfield.
The diocese was vacant from 1117 to 1121, and the new bishop, Robert de Limesey, moved the See to Coventry.
In 1541, king Henry VIII schismatically detached the diocese of Chester from Coventry and Lichfield.
www.katolsk.no /utenriks/kronologi/england_lichfield.htm   (230 words)

 Voyages In Time ~ Family, Friends & Places
Bishop William Smythe of Lincoln was instrumental in overseeing other aspects of her Will, relating to her properties - particularly in the West Country.
Bishop William Smythe was one of the executors of Henry VII's will but he retired from public life just after this King's death, possibly because of differences between Bishop Richard Fox and himself.
Bishops (and clergy in general) were not permitted to marry until after the Reformation but, notwithstanding this vow of celibacy, over the centuries several children were born to men of the cloth - including those holy men who wore the "robe".
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 St. Mary le Strand: Manors and other estates: Bishop of Coventry's Inn | British History Online
The priory of Coventry had property in the Strand by the time the bishop of Worcester acquired land on its east side between 1218 and 1236.
6) and in 1305 Thomas de Abberbury (precentor of Lichfield) received license to assign to Walter and his successors as bishops, a messuage held of the king for 1d., (fn.
10) In 1321 John de Langton, clerk, presumably the bishop of Chichester and former chancellor, no relation of Walter, received a licence to grant to the bishop to enlarge his house, a plot of land 7 perches by 4 adjoining the inn, and held of the bishop of Worcester for 12d.
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 THOMAS MORTON (1564-1659) - LoveToKnow Article on THOMAS MORTON (1564-1659)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He was ordained in 1592, and held the office of university lecturer in logic till in 1598 he was presented to the living of Long Marston, Yorkshire.
In 1616 he became bishop of Chester, in 1618 bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, and in 1632 bishop of Durham.
On the abolition of the episcopate in 1646 he was assigned a pension, but it was never paid, and the remainder of his life was passed in retirement.
50.1911encyclopedia.org /M/MO/MORTON_THOMAS_1564_1659_.htm   (174 words)

But Lichfield, though lessened in territory, grew in political importance until the time of the ascendancy of Mercia under Offa, when that king determined to raise Lichfield as a rival to Canterbury.
The chapter at Lichfield was nevertheless maintained, and one of the early Norman bishops, Roger de Clinton, rebuilt its cathedral there, re-dedicating it to St. Chad, whose relics he there enshrined.
The last Catholic bishop was Ralph Bayne, who was deprived of the temporalities of his see by Elizabeth and imprisoned in the house of the Protestant bishop, Grindal.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09232a.htm   (645 words)

 Westm Ests: Bp of Coventry
The priory’s property seems to have been assigned to the bishop by the later 13th century, as in 1291 the bishop of Chester held rents to the value of £1 4s.
In 1321 John de Langton, clerk, presumably the bishop of Chichester and former chancellor, no relation of Walter, received a licence to grant to the bishop to enlarge his house, a plot of land 7 perches by 4 adjoining the inn, and held of the bishop of Worcester for 12d.
In 1535 the bishop's mansion in the Strand with its tenements were valued at £10 12s.
www.middlesexpast.net /wcoventry.html   (747 words)

The latter saint was chosen because her body had been translated from Gwytherin, in Denbighshire, to Shrewsbury in 1138, and deposited with great honor and solemnity in the Benedictine abbey founded by Roger, Earl of Montgomery, in 1083, where it remained until her shrine was plundered at the dissolution of the monasteries.
The Catholic population of the diocese is now 58,013, Shropshire contributing under 3000, partly on account of agricultural depression and the consequent flocking to industrial centres.
There are 90 clergy, 16 convents, representatives of 4 orders of men, 8 secondary schools for girls, an orphanage and industrial school for boys, a home for aged poor, a home for penitents, and soon there is to be an orphanage erected in memory of Bishop Knight.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/s/shrewsbury.html   (940 words)

 Britannia Biographies: Walter Skirlaugh, Bishop of Bath & Wells
Walter Skirlaugh is said (and Leland quotes the tradition) to have been the son of a sieve-maker; but it seems highly probable that the tradition arose from the bearing on the man's shield of arms - six ozier-wands interlaced.
Skirlaugh was educated at Durham House in Oxford, became Bishop of Coventry & Lichfield in 1385, was translated to Bath & Wells in 1386 and finally removed to Durham, two years later.
Bishop Skirlaugh was buried in the north choir-aisle of his cathedral at Durham.
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Lord Burghley, lord treasurer George, earl of Shrewsbury Robt., earl of Leicester, master of the horse Wm., bishop of Coventry and Lichfield Edward, Lord Stafford Edward, Lord Dudley Jas.
Ayre, liberty of Robt., earl of Essex, of Lichfield Robt.
Persall, gent., liberty of Wm., bishop of Coventry and Lichfield Bailiffs of the Hundreds Wm.
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 JOHN HACKET - LoveToKnow Article on JOHN HACKET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
(1592-1670), bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, was born in London and educated at Westminster and Trinity College, Cambridge.
On taking his degree he was elected a fellow of his college, and soon afterwards wrote the comedy of Loiola (London, 1648), which was twice performed before James I. He was ordained in 1618, and through the influence of John Williams (1582-1650) became rector in 1621 of Stoke Hammond, Bucks, and Kirkby Underwood, Lincolnshire.
his fortunes improved; he frequently preached before the king, and in 1661 was consecrated bishop of Lichfield and Coventry.
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In late October, Henry III sent the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield and the bishop of Worcester - who had already been appointed arbitrators in the dispute between Llywelyn and Earl Gilbert over northern Senghennydd - to take control of Caerphilly on behalf of the Crown.
The bishops promised the castle would not go out of their hands, or those of their representatives, until a final agreement had been settled.
When summoned to explain, the earl claimed no knowledge of the plan, and he cloaked the actions in such a way that the king was forced to accept.
web.ukonline.co.uk /jj.griffiths/1024/wc/caerphilly/building.html   (768 words)

 The history of Wem
BERNARD was the first curate of Wem that I have met with, (1558.) In the last year of queen Mary, he refused burial to William Glover, gent.
To reward him for his prudent management at Wem, bishop Chandler conferred on him the rectory of Copenhall, in Cheshire, and afterwards a prebend in the church of Lichfield.
He was ordained deacon, by doctor Peploe, bishop of Chester, and priest, by doctor Smallbroke, bishop of Lichfield, and Coventry, who pitched upon him to preach the ordination sermon.
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 Everton Manor and Story Moats (page45.html in mw1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In 1306 Nicholas, son of Ralph de Beauchamp, granted the manor of Everton to Walter de Langton, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, for £100.
When the bishop died in 1322 (1332 according to VCH, ‘Beds.’) Everton manor was described as being a capital messuage with a garden.
The lordship of the manor passed to the bishop’s nephew, Edmund, son of Robert Peverel.
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 Britannia Biographies: Walter De Grey, Archbishop of York
Walter was almost certainly the son of John De Grey I of Eaton in Norfolk, though the family was particularly associated with the Castle of Rotherfield Greys in Oxfordshire, which Walter eventually purchased, from a cousin, for his brother, Robert.
Many other appointments followed; and, in 1288, he was elected Bishop of Coventry & Lichfield by the Lichfield Chapter, in opposition to the nominee of the monks of Coventry.
The whole country was in a state of sullen indignation and, on the dissolution of the Parliament, the Archbishop retired to the Bishop of London's Palace at Fulham.
www.britannia.com /bios/abofy/wgrey.html   (783 words)

 Bishop of Lichfield - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The see is in the city of Lichfield where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Chad.
It was briefly an archdiocese under Higbert from 787 to 799 (officially dissolved in 803) during the ascendancy of the kingdom of Mercia.
The present bishop is the Right Reverend Jonathan Gledhill, the 98th Lord Bishop of Lichfield, who signs Jonathan Lichfield.
www.grohol.com /psypsych/Bishop_of_Lichfield   (430 words)

 Bolton Castle2 North Yorkshire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He was ordered by King Richard II to offer the Bishop a jewel to the value of £500 as a good will gesture but little else is known of the matter.
In 1386 Pope Urban VI promoted him by bull at Genoa and he was appointed Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.
In 1413 he accompanied Bishop Henry Chichele on a mission to form a league with John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and headed another in 1414 to the embassy of the French King Charles IV.
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