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
Dampier, Thomas18021808translatedRochester
Dampier, Thomas1808confirmed1812Ely
Daniel, William16091628Tuam
Davenant, John16211641Salisbury
Davies (Davis), Thomas15611573St. Asaph
Davies, Francis1667confirmed1675Llandaff
Davies, Richard15601561translatedSt. Asaph
Davies, Richard1561translated1581St. Davids
Dawes, William17081714translatedChester
Dawes, William1714confirmed1724York
Dawson, Robert16271643Clonfert
Day, George15431551deprivedChichester
Day, George1553restored1556Chichester
Day, William15961596Winchester
de' Ghinucci, Geronimo15221531Worcester
Dean and chapter of Westminster Abbey15501835Royal peculiars, exempt jurisdictions
Dee, Francis16341638Peterborough
Devereux, Alexander15391566Ferns
Devereux, John1566nominated1578Ferns
Dickson, William17841804Down
Digby, Simon1690nominated1720Elphin
Dixon, Richard1570nominated1571deprivedCork
Dod, Roger16051608Meath
Dodgson, Charles1775nominated1795Elphin
Dolben, David16321633Bangor
Dolben, John16661683translatedRochester
Dolben, John1683confirmed1686York
Donnellan, Nehemiah1595nominated1609resignedTuam
Dopping, Anthony1682nominated1697Meath
Douglas, Alexander16111623Moray
Douglas, George1573nominated1589Moray
Douglas, John15721574St Andrews
Douglas, John17871791translatedCarlisle
Douglas, John1791confirmed1807Salisbury
Douglas, Robert16821684translatedBrechin
Douglas, Robert1684translated1716Dunblane
Dove, Thomas16011630Peterborough
Dowdall, George15431551Armagh
Dowdall, George15531558Armagh
Downes, Dive16991709Cork
Downes, Henry17171720translatedKillala
Downes, Henry1720nominated1724translatedElphin
Downes, Henry1724nominated1727translatedMeath
Downes, Robert17441752translatedFerns
Downes, Robert1752nominated1753translatedDown
Downes, Robert1752nominated1763Raphoe
Downham, William15611577Chester
Draper, Robert1603nominated1612Kilmore
Drummond, Robert Hay17481761translatedSt. Asaph
Drummond, Robert Hay1761confirmed1776York
Drummond, Robert Hay1761confirmed1761translatedSalisbury
Dunbar, Gavin15251547Glasgow
Dundas, James16121612Down
Duppa, Brian16381641translatedChichester
Duppa, Brian1641confirmed1660translatedSalisbury
Duppa, Brian1660confirmed1662Winchester
Dury, Andrew15421558Galloway