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
Lake, Arthur16161626Bath & Wells
Lake, John16831684translatedSodor and Man
Lake, John1684confirmed1685translatedBristol
Lake, John1685confirmed1689suspendedChichester
Lamb, Andrew16101619translatedBrechin
Lamb, Andrew1619translated1634Galloway
Lambe, Robert17641769Peterborough
Lambert, Ralph1727nominated1732Meath
Lamplugh, Thomas16761688translatedExeter
Lamplugh, Thomas1688confirmed1691York
Lancaster, John1608nominated1619Waterford and Lismore
Lancaster, Thomas15681584Armagh
Laney, Benjamin16601663translatedPeterborough
Laney, Benjamin1663confirmed1667translatedLincoln
Laney, Benjamin1667confirmed1675Ely
Latimer, Hugh15351539resignedWorcester
Laud, William16211626translatedSt. Davids
Laud, William1626confirmed1628translatedBath & Wells
Laud, William1628confirmed1633translatedLondon
Laud, William1633confirmed1645Canterbury
Laurence, Richard18221838Cashel
Laurie, Robert16621678Brechin
Lavington, George17471762Exeter
Law, Edmund17691787Carlisle
Law, George Henry18121824translatedChester
Law, George Henry1824confirmed1845Bath & Wells
Law, James16101615translatedOrkney
Law, James1615translated1632Glasgow
Law, John17821787translatedClonfert
Law, John1787nominated1795translatedKillala
Law, John1795nominated1810Elphin
Lay Peculiar15401716Salisbury
Lee, Edward15311544York
Lee, Rowland15341543Coventry & Lichfield
Legge, Edward18161827Oxford
Leighton, Robert16611671translatedDunblane
Leighton, Robert1671translated1674resignedGlasgow
Leng, John17231727Norwich
Lesley, John1566nominated1568Ross
Lesley, John1575provided1589deprivedRoss
Leslie, Henry16351661translatedDown
Leslie, Henry1660nominated1661Meath
Leslie, John1628nominated1633translatedThe Isles
Leslie, John1633nominated1661translatedRaphoe
Leslie, John1661nominated1671Clogher
Leslie, John1819nominated1854Elphin
Leslie, Robert1661nominated1671translatedRaphoe
Leslie, Robert16711672Clogher
Levinz, Baptist16851693Sodor and Man
Lindsay, Alexander16111638deprivedDunkeld
Lindsay, David1600provided1613Ross
Lindsay, David16191634translatedBrechin
Lindsay, David1634translated1638deprivedEdinburgh
Lindsay, David16381641Edinburgh
Lindsay, Hon. Charles Dalrymple18031804translatedKillaloe
Lindsay, Patrick16131633translatedRoss
Lindsay, Patrick1633translated1638deprivedGlasgow
Lindsay, Patrick16381644Glasgow
Lindsay, Thomas16961713translatedKillaloe
Lindsay, Thomas1713nominated1724Armagh
Lindsay, Thomas1713nominated1714translatedRaphoe
Lindsay, William16771679Dunkeld
Lindsell, Augustine16331634translatedPeterborough
Lindsell, Augustine1634confirmed1634Hereford
Lisle, Samuel17441748translatedSt. Asaph
Lisle, Samuel1748confirmed1749Norwich
Lloyd, Charles18271829Oxford
Lloyd, George16001605translatedSodor and Man
Lloyd, George1604nominated1615Chester
Lloyd, Hugh16601667Llandaff
Lloyd, Humphrey16731689Bangor
Lloyd, John16861687St. Davids
Lloyd, William1675confirmed1679translatedLlandaff
Lloyd, William1679confirmed1685translatedPeterborough
Lloyd, William16801692translatedSt. Asaph
Lloyd, William1685confirmed1690deprivedNorwich
Lloyd, William16911716Killala
Lloyd, William1692confirmed1699translatedCoventry & Lichfield
Lloyd, William1699confirmed1717Worcester
Loftus, Adam15631567translatedArmagh
Loftus, Adam1567nominated1605Dublin
Loftus, Lord Robert Ponsonby Tottenham18041820translatedKillaloe
Loftus, Lord Robert Ponsonby Tottenham1820nominated1822translatedFerns
Loftus, Lord Robert Ponsonby Tottenham1822nominated1850Clogher
Long, John15841589Armagh
Longland, John15211547Lincoln
Lowth, Robert1766confirmed1778translatedOxford
Lowth, Robert17661766translatedSt. Davids
Lowth, Robert1778confirmed1787London
Lucy, William16601677St. Davids
Luxmoore, John18071808translatedBristol
Luxmoore, John1808confirmed1815translatedHereford
Luxmoore, John1815translated1830St. Asaph
Lynch, John1583nominated1611resignedElphin
Lynch, Roland15871625Kilmacduagh
Lynch, Roland16021625Clonfert
Lyon, William1582nominated1617Ross
Lyon, William1583nominated1617Cork
Lyttelton, Charles17621768Carlisle