John Blyth

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John Blyth
Bishop of Salisbury
Appointed 13 November 1493
Term ended 23 August 1499
Predecessor Thomas Langton
Successor Henry Deane
Consecration 23 February 1494
Personal details
Died 23 August 1499
Denomination Catholic
Previous post Archdeacon of Richmond
North transept of the Salisbury Cathedral with the tomb of John Blyth in the middle.

John Blyth (or John Blythe) was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury.

Blyth was Archdeacon of Richmond from 1485 to 1493[1] and was Master of the Rolls 5 May 1492-13 February 1494.[2] He was nominated to Salisbury on 13 November 1493 and consecrated on 23 February 1494. He died on 23 August 1499.[3] His brother Geoffrey was Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry.[4]


  1. ^ Jones Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 6: Northern province (York, Carlisle and Durham): Archdeacons: Richmond
  2. ^ Haydn, Joseph Timothy; Beatson, Robert (1851-01-01). Beatson's Political index modernised. The book of dignities; containing rolls of the official personages of the British empire, together with the sovereigns of Europe, the peerage of England and of Great Britain; and numerous other lists. p. 237. 
  3. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 271
  4. ^  "Blythe, John (d.1499)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  • Jones, B. Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 6: Northern province (York, Carlisle and Durham): Archdeacons: Richmond. Institute for Historical Research. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Thomas Langton
Bishop of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Henry Deane
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