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
W(h)arton (Parfew or Parfoye), Robert15361554translatedSt. Asaph
W(h)arton (Parfew or Parfoye), Robert1554confirmed1557Hereford
Waddington, Edward17241731Chichester
Wake, William17051716translatedLincoln
Wake, William1716confirmed1737Canterbury
Wakeman (Wiche), John15411549Gloucester
Walkington, Edward16951699Down
Wall, Peter1556provided1568Clonmacnois
Wallace, Robert16621669The Isles
Walsh, Patrick15511578Waterford and Lismore
Walsh, William15541560deprivedMeath
Walton, Brian16601661Chester
Warburton, Charles Mongan1820nominated1826Cloyne
Warburton, William17601779Gloucester
Ward, Seth16621667translatedExeter
Ward, Seth1667confirmed1689Salisbury
Ward, William18281838Sodor and Man
Warner, John16381666Rochester
Warren, John17791783translatedSt. Davids
Warren, John1783translated1800Bangor
Watson, Anthony15961605Chichester
Watson, John15801584Winchester
Watson, Richard17821816Llandaff
Watson, Thomas15571559deprivedLincoln
Watson, Thomas16871699deprivedSt. Davids
Waugh, John17231734Carlisle
Weatherhead, Thomas1589nominated1592Waterford and Lismore
Wedderburn, James16361638deprivedDunblane
Wedderburn, James16381639Dunblane
Wemyss, Henry15261541Galloway
Westfaling, Herbert15861602Hereford
Westfield, Thomas16421644Bristol
Weston, Stephen17241742Exeter
Wetenhall, Edward16791699translatedCork
Wetenhall, Edward1699nominated1713Kilmore
Whateley, Richard18311863Dublin
Whitcombe, John17361752translatedClonfert
Whitcombe, John1752nominated1753Cashel
Whitcombe, John1752nominated1752translatedDown
White, Francis16261629translatedCarlisle
White, Francis1629confirmed1631translatedNorwich
White, Francis1631confirmed1638Ely
White, John15541556translatedLincoln
White, John1556provided1559deprivedWinchester
White, Thomas16851690deprivedPeterborough
Whitford, Walter16351638deprivedBrechin
Whitford, Walter16381647Brechin
Whitgift, John15771583translatedWorcester
Whitgift, John1583confirmed1604Canterbury
Wickham, William15841595translatedLincoln
Wickham, William1595confirmed1595Winchester
Wilcocks, Joseph17211731translatedGloucester
Wilcocks, Joseph1731confirmed1756Rochester
Wilkins, John16681672Chester
Willes, Edward1743confirmed1773Bath & Wells
Willes, Edward17431743translatedSt. Davids
Williams, John16211641translatedLincoln
Williams, John1641confirmed1650York
Williams, John16961709Chichester
Willis, Richard17151721translatedGloucester
Willis, Richard1721confirmed1723translatedSalisbury
Willis, Richard1723confirmed1734Winchester
Wilson, Christopher17831792Bristol
Wilson, Thomas16981755Sodor and Man
Winniffe, Thomas16421654Lincoln
Wishart, George16621671Edinburgh
Wolley, Edward16651684Clonfert
Womock, Lawrence16831686St. Davids
Wood, Andrew1677provided1680translatedThe Isles
Wood, Andrew1680translated1695Caithness
Wood, Thomas16711692Coventry & Lichfield
Woodward, Richard17811794Cloyne
Woolton, John15791594Exeter
Worth, Edward16611669Killaloe
Wren, Matthew16351635translatedHereford
Wren, Matthew1635confirmed1638translatedNorwich
Wren, Matthew1638confirmed1667Ely
Wright, Robert16231632translatedBristol
Wright, Robert1632confirmed1643Coventry & Lichfield
Wynne, John17151727translatedSt. Asaph
Wynne, John1727confirmed1743Bath & Wells
Wytter, Daniel16691675Killaloe