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
Cairncross, Alexander1684translated1687deprivedGlasgow
Cairncross, Alexander1693nominated1701Raphoe
Cairncross, Robert1539provided1545Ross
Campbell, Alexander1566provided1607resignedBrechin
Campbell, Donald1558nominated1563Brechin
Campbell, John15731598The Isles
Campbell, John16111613Argyll
Campbell, Neil15801608Argyll
Campbell, Neil1633nominated1638deprivedThe Isles
Carey, Valentine16211626Exeter
Carey, William18201830translatedExeter
Carey, William1830translated1846St. Asaph
Carleton, George16181619translatedLlandaff
Carleton, George1619confirmed1628Chichester
Carleton, Guy16721679translatedBristol
Carleton, Guy1679confirmed1685Chichester
Carmichael, Hon. William17531758translatedClonfert
Carmichael, Hon. William1758nominated1765translatedMeath
Carmichael, Hon. William1758nominated1758translatedFerns
Carmichael, Hon. William1765nominated1765Dublin
Carr, Charles17161739Killaloe
Carr, Robert James18241831translatedChichester
Carr, Robert James1831confirmed1841Worcester
Carswell, John15651572The Isles
Cartwright, Thomas16861689Chester
Cary, Mordecai17321735translatedClonfert
Cary, Mordecai17351751Killala
Cecil, Charles17331734translatedBristol
Cecil, Charles1734translated1737Bangor
Chaderton, William15791595translatedChester
Chaderton, William1595confirmed1608Lincoln
Chamber, John15411556Peterborough
Chandler, Edward17171730translatedCoventry & Lichfield
Chandler, Edward1730confirmed1750Durham
Chappell, William16381649Cork
Charden, John15961601Down
Chenevix, Richard17451746translatedKillaloe
Chenevix, Richard1745nominated1779Waterford and Lismore
Chester, Thomas1582nominated1583Elphin
Chetham, Thomas15261558Sidon
Cheyney, Richard1562nominated1579Bristol
Cheyney, Richard1562in commendam1579Gloucester
Chinnery, George17791780translatedKillaloe
Chinnery, George1780nominated1780Cloyne
Chisholm, William15271564Dunblane
Chisholm, William1561provided1569deprivedDunblane
Chisholm, William15871589deprivedDunblane
Christopherson, John15571558Chichester
Clagett, Nicholas17321742translatedSt. Davids
Clagett, Nicholas1742confirmed1746Exeter
Clavering, Robert17251729translatedLlandaff
Clavering, Robert1728translated1747Peterborough
Clayton, Robert17301735translatedKillala
Clayton, Robert1735nominated1745translatedCork
Clayton, Robert1745nominated1758Clogher
Cleaver, Euseby17891789translatedCork
Cleaver, Euseby1789nominated1809translatedFerns
Cleaver, Euseby1809nominated1819Dublin
Cleaver, William17881800translatedChester
Cleaver, William1800translated1806translatedBangor
Cleaver, William1806translated1815St. Asaph
Clerk, John15231541Bath & Wells
Cobbe, Charles17201727translatedKillala
Cobbe, Charles17431765Dublin
Coke, George16331636translatedBristol
Coke, George1636confirmed1646Hereford
Coldwell, John15911596Salisbury
Compton, Henry16741676translatedOxford
Compton, Henry1676confirmed1713London
Comyn, Nicholas1519provided1551resignedWaterford and Lismore
Conybeare, John17501755Bristol
Cooper, Thomas15711584translatedLincoln
Cooper, Thomas1584confirmed1594Winchester
Cope, Walter17721782translatedClonfert
Cope, Walter1782nominated1787Ferns
Copleston, Edward18281849Llandaff
Corbet, Richard16281632translatedOxford
Corbet, Richard1632confirmed1635Norwich
Cornewall, Ffoliot Herbert Walker17971803translatedBristol
Cornewall, Ffoliot Herbert Walker1803confirmed1808translatedHereford
Cornewall, Ffoliot Herbert Walker1808confirmed1831Worcester
Cornwallis, Frederick17501768translatedCoventry & Lichfield
Cornwallis, Frederick1768confirmed1783Canterbury
Cornwallis, James17811824Coventry & Lichfield
Cosin, John16601672Durham
Cotes, George15541555Chester
Cotton, Henry15981615Salisbury
Cotton, William15981621Exeter
Cottrell, William17431744Ferns
Couper, William16121619Galloway
Courtenay, Henry Reginald17941797translatedBristol
Courtenay, Henry Reginald1797confirmed1803Exeter
Coverdale, Miles15511553deprivedExeter
Cox, Michael1754nominated1779Cashel
Cox, Richard15591581Ely
Cox, Richard1559nominated1559translatedNorwich
Cradock, John17571772translatedKilmore
Cradock, John1772nominated1778Dublin
Cranmer, Thomas15331553deprivedCanterbury
Creighton, Robert16701672Bath & Wells
Cressett, Edward17491755Llandaff
Crew, Nathaniel16711674translatedOxford
Crew, Nathaniel1674confirmed1721Durham
Crichton, George15261544Dunkeld
Crichton, George1543nominated1571Dunkeld
Crichton, George1584restored1585Dunkeld
Crigan, Claudius17841813Sodor and Man
Croft, Herbert16621691Hereford
Cromer, George15221543Armagh
Crosbie, John1600nominated1621Ardfert
Crow, Charles17021726Cloyne
Cumberland, Denison17631772translatedClonfert
Cumberland, Denison1772nominated1774Kilmore
Cumberland, Richard16911718Peterborough
Cunningham, David1539provided1553resignedArgyll
Cunningham, David15771600Aberdeen
Curen, Hugh1567confirmed1568Oxford
Curle (Curll), Walter16281629translatedRochester
Curle (Curll), Walter1629confirmed1632translatedBath & Wells
Curle (Curll), Walter1632confirmed1647Winchester
Curtis (Curteys), Richard15701582Chichester
Curwin, Hugh15551567translatedDublin