List of bishops in England and Wales

A list of all the English and Welsh bishops arranged alphabetically by surname. Unless otherwise stated, the year of appointment is the year of consecration and the end of tenure is the year of death. Bishops who were translated have separate entries for each bishopric held.

Source:

  • Fryde, E. B., Greenway, D. E., Porter, S., Roy, I. (1986), Handbook of British Chronology (RHS, Guides and Handbooks, 2, 3rd edn, London: Royal Historical Society).

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

NameYear appointedNotes on appointmentEnd of tenureNotes on end of tenureDiocese
Abbot, George16091610translatedCoventry & Lichfield
Abbot, George1610confirmed1611translatedLondon
Abbot, George1611confirmed1633Canterbury
Abbot, Robert16151618Salisbury
Abernethy, John1616provided1638resignedCaithness
Adair, Archibald16301641translatedKillala
Adair, Archibald1641nominated1647Waterford and Lismore
Adamson, Patrick15761592St Andrews
Agar, Charles17681779translatedCloyne
Agar, Charles1779nominated1801translatedCashel
Agar, Charles1801nominated1809Dublin
Aitken, James1676nominated1680translatedMoray
Aitken, James1680provided1687Galloway
Aldrich, Robert15371556Carlisle
Alexander, Nathaniel18021804translatedClonfert
Alexander, Nathaniel1804nominated1823translatedDown
Alexander, Nathaniel1804nominated1804translatedKillaloe
Alexander, Nathaniel1823nominated1840Meath
Allen, Edmund1559nominated1559Rochester
Allen, Hugh15721582translatedDown
Allen, Hugh15821599Ferns
Allen, Joseph18341836translatedBristol
Alley, William15601570Exeter
Andrewes, Lancelot16051609translatedChichester
Andrewes, Lancelot1609confirmed1619translatedEly
Andrewes, Lancelot1619confirmed1626Winchester
Andrews, George16351648Ferns
Arbuthnot, Alexander18231828Killaloe
Archbishop of Canterbury15401835Lincoln
Ashburnham, William17541797Chichester
Ashe, St George16951697translatedCloyne
Ashe, St George1697nominated1717translatedClogher
Atherton, John1636nominated1640Waterford and Lismore
Atterbury, Francis17131723deprivedRochester
Aylmer, John15771594London