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
Babington, Gervase15911595translatedLlandaff
Babington, Gervase1595confirmed1597translatedExeter
Babington, Gervase1597confirmed1610Worcester
Bagot, Lewis17821783translatedBristol
Bagot, Lewis1783confirmed1790translatedNorwich
Bagot, Lewis1790translated1802St. Asaph
Bagot, Richard18291845translatedOxford
Baily, William16441664Clonfert
Baker, George16611665Waterford and Lismore
Baker, William17231727translatedBangor
Baker, William1727confirmed1732Norwich
Bancroft, John16321641Oxford
Bancroft, Richard15971604translatedLondon
Bancroft, Richard1604confirmed1610Canterbury
Barlow, Randolph16291638Tuam
Barlow, Thomas16751691Lincoln
Barlow, William1536elected1548translatedSt. Davids
Barlow, William1548nominated1553resignedBath & Wells
Barlow, William1559confirmed1568Chichester
Barlow, William16051608translatedRochester
Barlow, William1608confirmed1613Lincoln
Barnard, Thomas17801794translatedKillaloe
Barnard, William17441747translatedRaphoe
Barnes, Richard15671570translatedNottingham
Barnes, Richard1570confirmed1577translatedCarlisle
Barnes, Richard1577confirmed1587Durham
Baron, Roland15531561Cashel
Barrett, Richard1513provided1545Killala
Barrington, Shute17691782translatedLlandaff
Barrington, Shute1782confirmed1791translatedSalisbury
Barrington, Shute1791confirmed1826Durham
Barrow, Isaac16631671translatedSodor and Man
Barrow, Isaac1670translated1680St. Asaph
Bathurst, Henry18051837Norwich
Bayly, Lewis16161631Bangor
Bayly, Thomas16641670Killala
Baynes, Ralph15541559deprivedCoventry & Lichfield
Beadon, Richard17891802translatedGloucester
Beadon, Richard1802confirmed1824Bath & Wells
Beauclerk, James17461787Hereford
Beaw, William16791706Llandaff
Bedell, William16291642Kilmore
Bell, John1493provided1541Mayo
Bell, John15391543resignedWorcester
Bellenden, Adam16161635translatedDunblane
Bellenden, Adam1635translated1638deprivedAberdeen
Bellenden, Adam16381648Aberdeen
Bellot, Hugh15861595translatedBangor
Bellot, Hugh1595confirmed1596Chester
Bennet, William17901794translatedCork
Bennet, William1794nominated1820Cloyne
Bennett, Robert16031617Hereford
Benson, Martin17351752Gloucester
Bentham, Thomas15601579Coventry & Lichfield
Beresford, George de la Poer18011802translatedClonfert
Beresford, George de la Poer1802nominated1841Kilmore
Beresford, Hon. William17941819Tuam
Beresford, Lord John George18051807translatedCork
Beresford, Lord John George1807nominated1819translatedRaphoe
Beresford, Lord John George1819nominated1820translatedClogher
Beresford, Lord John George1820nominated1822translatedDublin
Beresford, Lord John George1822nominated1862Armagh
Berkeley, George17341753Cloyne
Berkeley, Gilbert15601581Bath & Wells
Best, John15611570Carlisle
Bethell, Christopher18241830translatedGloucester
Bethell, Christopher1830translated1859Bangor
Bethell, Christopher1830confirmed1830translatedExeter
Betoun, David15371546St Andrews
Betoun, James15521570Glasgow
Betoun, James1598restored1603Glasgow
Beveridge, William17041708St. Asaph
Bickley, Thomas15861596Chichester
Bilson, Thomas15961597translatedWorcester
Bilson, Thomas1597confirmed1616Winchester
Bird, John15371539translatedPenrith
Bird, John1539elected1541translatedBangor
Bird, John1541nominated1554deprivedChester
Bird, John15541558late Chester
Bishop's Peculiar17171835Salisbury
Bisse, Philip17101713translatedSt. Davids
Bisse, Philip1713confirmed1721Hereford
Bissett, William18221834Raphoe
Blackall, Offspring17081716Exeter
Blackburn, Lancelot17171724translatedExeter
Blackburn, Lancelot1724confirmed1743York
Blackburn, Peter16101616Aberdeen
Blandford, Walter16651671translatedOxford
Blandford, Walter1671confirmed1675Worcester
Blethin, William15751590Llandaff
Blomfield, Charles James18241828translatedChester
Blomfield, Charles James1828confirmed1856resignedLondon
Blyth, Geoffrey15031531Coventry & Lichfield
Blyth, Robert1520provided1541resignedDown
Bodkin, Christopher15331572Kilmacduagh
Bodkin, Christopher15371572Tuam
Bolton, Theophilus17221724translatedClonfert
Bolton, Theophilus1724nominated1730translatedElphin
Bolton, Theophilus1729nominated1744Cashel
Bonner, Edmund15401549deprivedLondon
Bonner, Edmund1553restored1559deprivedLondon
Bothwell, Adam1559provided1593Orkney
Boulter, Hugh17191724translatedBristol
Boulter, Hugh1724nominated1742Armagh
Bourke, Hon. Joseph Deane17821794Tuam
Bourke, Hon. Richard18131832Waterford and Lismore
Bourke, Joseph Dean17721782translatedFerns
Bourne, Gilbert15541559deprivedBath & Wells
Bowers, Thomas17221724Chichester
Bowle, John16301637Rochester
Boyd, Andrew1613provided1636Argyll
Boyd, James15731581Glasgow
Boyle, John1618nominated1620Cork
Boyle, Michael1619nominated1635Waterford and Lismore
Boyle, Michael16611663translatedCork
Boyle, Michael1663nominated1679translatedDublin
Boyle, Michael1679nominated1702Armagh
Boyle, Richard16201638translatedCork
Boyle, Richard16381645Tuam
Boyle, Richard16661683Ferns
Boyle, Roger16671672translatedDown
Boyle, Roger1672nominated1687Clogher
Bradbridge, William15711578Exeter
Bradford, Samuel17181723translatedCarlisle
Bradford, Samuel1723confirmed1731Rochester
Bradley, John15390Shaftesbury
Bradshaw, William17241732Bristol
Brady, Hugh15631584Meath
Bramhall, John1660nominated1663Armagh
Brideoake, Ralph16751678Chichester
Bridgeman, John16191652Chester
Bridges, John16041618Oxford
Bridgman, Henry16711682Sodor and Man
Brinkley, John18261835Cloyne
Broderick, Hon. Charles1795nominated1801translatedKilmore
Broderick, Hon. Charles17951796translatedClonfert
Broderick, Hon. Charles1801nominated1822Cashel
Brooks, James15541559deprivedGloucester
Browne, George15361554deprivedDublin
Browne, Jemmett17431745translatedKillaloe
Browne, Jemmett1745nominated1772translatedCork
Browne, Jemmett1772nominated1775translatedElphin
Browne, Jemmett17751782Tuam
Browne, Peter17101735Cork
Brownrigg, Ralph16421659Exeter
Bruce, Andrew16791686deprivedDunkeld
Bruce, Andrew1688nominated1699Orkney
Buckeridge, John16111628translatedRochester
Buckeridge, John1628confirmed1631Ely
Buckner, John17981824Chichester
Bulkeley, Arthur15421553Bangor
Bulkeley, Lancelot16191650Dublin
Bull, George17051710St. Davids
Buller, William17921796Exeter
Bullingham, John15811589resignedBristol
Bullingham, John15811598Gloucester
Bullingham, Nicholas15601571translatedLincoln
Bullingham, Nicholas1571confirmed1576Worcester
Burgess, Thomas18031825translatedSt. Davids
Burgess, Thomas1825confirmed1837Salisbury
Burgh, Ulysses16921692Ardagh
Burgo, Raymond de1550provided1562Emly
Burgo, Roland de15371580Clonfert
Burgo, Roland de1551nominated1580Elphin
Burnet, Alexander16631664translatedAberdeen
Burnet, Alexander1664translated1669resignedGlasgow
Burnet, Alexander1674restored1679translatedGlasgow
Burnet, Alexander1679translated1684St Andrews
Burnet, Gilbert16891715Salisbury
Bush, Paul15421554resignedBristol
Butler, Edmund15251551Cashel
Butler, John17771788translatedOxford
Butler, John1788confirmed1802Hereford
Butler, Joseph17381750translatedBristol
Butler, Joseph1750confirmed1752Durham
Butson, Christopher18041836Clonfert
Butson, Christopher18341836Killaloe
Butts, Robert17331738translatedNorwich
Butts, Robert1738confirmed1748Ely