Bishop of Bangor - List of Bishops of Bangor - Pre-Reformation Bishops

Pre-Reformation Bishops

List of Pre-Reformation Bishops of Bangor
From Until Incumbent Notes
c. 546 572 Deiniol He founded the monastery at Bangor in 525.
572 c. 775 Dates and names for this period are not known.
c. 775 809 Elfodd Elbodug; described in the annals as Chief bishop of Gwynedd and was probably Bishop of Bangor but not described as such.
809 c. 904 Dates and names for this period are not known.
c. 904 944 Morlais
944 c. 1050 Dates and names for this period are not known.
c. 1050 unknown Dyfan
c. 1081 unknown Revedun
1092 1108 Hervey le Breton Consecrated 1092; forced to flee the diocese in the late 1090s; translated to Ely in 1108.
1109 1120 See vacant
1120 1139 David the Scot Consecrated 4 April 1120; probably died in 1139.
1140 1161 Meurig Maurice; elected before December 1139 and consecrated in late January 1140; died 12 August 1161.
c. 1163 1169 (Arthur of Bardsey) Possibly nominated before October 1163 by Owain Gwynedd and was probably consecrated in Ireland before 1165; he was not accepted by Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury and was urged to give up the post in April or May 1169.
1177 c. 1190 Gwion Wido or Guy Rufus; consecrated 22 May 1177; died c. 1190.
el. c. 1193/96 (Rotoland) Subprior of Aberconwy; elected bishop between 1191 and 1196, but nothing further is known.
1195 1196 Alan Alban; formerly Prior of St John of Jerusalem; consecrated 16 April 1195; died in May or December 1196.
1197 1213 Robert of Shrewsbury Consecrated 16 March 1197; died in 1213.
1215 1236 Cadwgan of Llandyfai Martin; elected before 13 April and consecrated 21 June 1215; resigned 1235 or 1236; died 11 April 1241.
1236 (Hywel ap Ednyfed) Elected in 1236, but was never not consecrated.
1236 1267 Richard Elected before 3 July 1236 and consecrated in 1237; absent from the diocese from 1248 to c. 1258; died before 8 November 1267.
1267 1307 Enion Anian; formerly Archdeacon of Anglesey; elected bishop before 12 December 1267; consecrated in 1267 or 1268; received possession of the temporalities 5 January 1268; died before 12 January 1307.
1307 1309 Gruffydd ap Iorwerth Consecrated 26 March 1307; died 27 April 1309.
1309 1328 Einion Sais Elected between 2 May and 18 June 1309; received possession of the temporalities 7 September and consecrated 9 November 1309; died 26 January 1328.
1328 1357 Matthew de Englefeld Madog ap Iowerth; elected 26 February and consecrated 12 June 1328; died between 22 March and 15 April 1357.
1357 (Ithel ap Robert) Elected bishop in 1357, but was quashed by Pope Innocent VI.
1357 1366 Thomas de Ringstead O.P. Appointed 21 August and consecrated after 17 September 1357; died 8 January 1366.
1366 (Alexander Dalby) Nominated by Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales; a papal mandate was issued 29 April 1366 to the Archbishop of Bordeaux that he should hold an inquiry and notify the pope within two months whether Dalby understood Welsh well enough to preach in the language; nothing further is heard.
1366 1370 Gervase de Castro O.P. Appointed 11 December 1366; died 24 September or 30 October 1370.
1371 1372 Hywel ab Goronwy Appointed 21 April 1371; died before 3 February 1372; the Welsh Poet, Dafydd ap Gwilym wrote a poem of praise to him when he was Dean of Bangor.
1372 1375 John Gilbert O.P. Appointed 17 March and received possession of the temporalities 30 April 1372; translated to Hereford 12 September 1375.
c. 1375/76 (Geoffrey Herdeby O.F.S.A.) A petition was sent to the pope for Herdeby to be appointment as bishop, however, Swaffham became bishop instead.
1376 1398 John Swaffham O.Cist Translated from Cloyne 2 July 1276 and received possession of the temporalities 28 October 1376; died 24 June 1398.
1398 (Lewis Aber) Elected before 21 August 1398, but vacated soon afterwards.
1398 1404 Richard Young Appointed 2 December 1398; received possession of the temporalities 20 May 1400; probably consecrated in Rome 1400; absent from the diocese after 1401; translated to Rochester 28 July 1404.
1405 1408 (Lewis Byford) Llywelyn Biford; appointed by Pope Boniface IX; held the diocese from c. 1405 until ejected by Young's appointment in 1408.
1408 1418 (Griffin Young) Appointed by Antipope Benedict XIII in 1408, but was declared void and was appointed to Ross by Pope Martin V on 14 February 1418.
1408 1417 Benedict Nichols Appointed by Pope Gregory XII 18 April and consecrated 12 August 1408; translated to St David's in December 1417.
1418 1423 William Barrow Formerly a Canon of Lincoln; appointed 14 February 1418 and consecrated after 13 October 1419; translated to Carlisle 19 April 1423.
1423 1435 John Clederowe John Cliderow; formerly a Canon of Chichester; appointed 19 April 1423 and consecrated in 1425; died before 13 December 1435.
1436 1448 Thomas Cheriton O.P. Appointed 5 March and received possession of the temporalities 21 November 1436; consecrated 25 November 1436; died 23 December 1447.
1448 1453 John Stanberry O.Carm. John Stanbury; appointed 4 March and received possession of the temporalities 15 May 1448; consecrated 23 June 1448; translated to Hereford 7 February 1453.
1453 1464 James Blakedon OP Translated from Achonry 7 February and received possession of the temporalities 25 March 1453; died before 3 October 1464.
1464 1494 Richard Edenham O.F.M. Richard Edenam; appointed 14 January and consecrated after 18 March 1465; died before 13 April 1494.
1494 1500 Henry Deane O.Can.S.A. Formerly Prior of Llanthony; appointed 4 July 1494; elected 13 September 1494; consecrated 20 November 1495; appointed again 21 July 1496; received possession of the temporalities 6 October 1496; also was Lord Chancellor of Ireland 1494–1495; translated to Salisbury 8 January 1500 and Canterbury in 1501.
1500 1504 Thomas Pigot O.S.B. Appointed 4 May 1500; died 15 August 1504.
1504 1508 John Penny O.Can.S.A. Appointed 30 August and consecrated in 1505; translated to Carlisle 22 September 1508.
1509 1533 Thomas Skevington O.Cist. Thomas Skeffington; formerly Abbot of Waverley; appointed 22 February and consecrated 17 June 1509; died 16 August 1533.
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