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
Salcot (Capon), John15341539translatedBangor
Salcot (Capon), John1539nominated1557Salisbury
Salisbury, John15361570translatedThetford
Salisbury, John1570confirmed1573Sodor and Man
Salmon, Thomas17581759Ferns
Sampson, Richard15361543translatedChichester
Sampson, Richard1543confirmed1554Coventry & Lichfield
Sancroft, William16781690deprivedCanterbury
Sanderson, Robert16601663Lincoln
Sandes (Sandys), Edwin15591570translatedWorcester
Sandes (Sandys), Edwin1570confirmed1577translatedLondon
Sandes (Sandys), Edwin1577confirmed1588York
Scambler, Edmund15611585translatedPeterborough
Scambler, Edmund1585confirmed1594Norwich
Scory, John15511552translatedRochester
Scory, John1552nominated1553deprivedChichester
Scory, John1559confirmed1585Hereford
Scott, Cuthbert1556provided1559deprivedChester
Scougal, Patrick16641682Aberdeen
Scroggie, William16661675Argyll
Searchfield, Rowland16191622Bristol
Secker, Thomas17351737translatedBristol
Secker, Thomas1737confirmed1758translatedOxford
Secker, Thomas1758confirmed1768Canterbury
Senhouse, Richard16241626Carlisle
Sharp, James16611679St Andrews
Sharp, John16911714York
Shaxton, Nicholas15351539resignedSalisbury
Sheldon, Gilbert16601663translatedLondon
Sheldon, Gilbert1663confirmed1677Canterbury
Sherburne, Robert1508provided1536resignedChichester
Sheridan, Patrick16791682Cloyne
Sheridan, Patrick16821691deprivedKilmore
Sherlock, Thomas17281734translatedBangor
Sherlock, Thomas1734confirmed1748translatedSalisbury
Sherlock, Thomas1748confirmed1761London
Sheyn, Matthew1572nominated3Cork
Shipley, Jonathan17691769translatedLlandaff
Shipley, Jonathan1769translated1788St. Asaph
Sibthorp, Robert16381643translatedKilfenora
Sinclair, Henry1558nominated1565Ross
Sinclair, Henry1565provided1566Brechin
Skiddy, Roger15621567resignedCork
Skinner, Robert16371641translatedBristol
Skinner, Robert1641confirmed1663translatedOxford
Skinner, Robert1663confirmed1670Worcester
Skip (Skyppe), John15391552Hereford
Smalbroke, Richard17241731translatedSt. Davids
Smalbroke, Richard1731confirmed1749Coventry & Lichfield
Smallwell, Edward17831788translatedSt. Davids
Smallwell, Edward1788confirmed1799Oxford
Smalridge, George17141719Bristol
Smith, John1680nominated1681Killala
Smith, Miles16121624Gloucester
Smith, Thomas16841702Carlisle
Smyth, Arthur1752nominated1765translatedDown
Smyth, Arthur17521753translatedClonfert
Smyth, Arthur1765nominated1766translatedMeath
Smyth, Arthur1766nominated1771Dublin
Smyth, Edward16991720Down
Smyth, William16811682translatedKillala
Smyth, William1682nominated1693translatedRaphoe
Smyth, William16931699Kilmore
Snowden, Robert16161621Carlisle
Sparke, Bowyer Edward18101812translatedChester
Sparke, Bowyer Edward1812confirmed1836Ely
Sparke, Thomas15371572Berwick
Sparrow, Anthony16671676translatedExeter
Sparrow, Anthony1676confirmed1685Norwich
Spottiswood, James16211645Clogher
Spottiswoode, John16101615translatedGlasgow
Spottiswoode, John1615translated1638translatedSt Andrews
Sprat, Thomas16841713Rochester
Squire, Samuel17611766St. Davids
St Lawrence, Hon. Thomas18071831Cork
Stafford, Nicholas16011604Ferns
Staples, Edward1529provided1554deprivedMeath
Stearne, John1717nominated1745Clogher
Steere, John1617nominated1622translatedKilfenora
Steere, John1621nominated1628Ardfert
Steere, William16281638Ardfert
Sterne, John15921608Colchester
Sterne, Richard16601664translatedCarlisle
Sterne, Richard1664confirmed1683York
Stewart (Stuart), William17941800translatedSt. Davids
Stewart, Robert15421586Caithness
Stewart, William15331545Aberdeen
Still, John15931608Bath & Wells
Stillingfleet, Edward16891699Worcester
Stock, Joseph17981810translatedKillala
Stock, Joseph1810nominated1813Waterford and Lismore
Stokesley, John15301539London
Stone, George17401734translatedFerns
Stone, George1747nominated1764Armagh
Stopford, Hon. Thomas17941805Cork
Stopford, James17531759Cloyne
Story, Joseph17401742translatedKillaloe
Story, Joseph1742nominated1757Kilmore
Strachan, David16621671Brechin
Stratford, Nicholas16891707Chester
Stuart, Hon. William1800nominated1822Armagh
Sumner, Charles Richard18261827translatedLlandaff
Sumner, Charles Richard1827confirmed1869resignedWinchester
Sumner, John Bird18281848translatedChester
Sydall, Elias1731confirmed1733Gloucester
Sydall, Elias17311731translatedSt. Davids
Sydserf, Thomas16341635translatedBrechin
Sydserf, Thomas1635translated1638deprivedGalloway
Sydserf, Thomas16381661translatedGalloway
Sydserf, Thomas1661translated1663Orkney
Sylvester (Pursglove), Robert15381579Hull
Synge, Edward1663nominated1678Cork
Synge, Edward17141716translatedRaphoe
Synge, Edward1716nominated1741Tuam
Synge, Edward17301732translatedClonfert
Synge, Edward1732nominated1734translatedCloyne
Synge, Edward1734nominated1740translatedFerns
Synge, Edward1740nominated1762Elphin
Synge, George16381652Cloyne
Synge, Nicholas17461771translatedKillaloe