John Harewell

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John Harewell
Bishop of Bath and Wells
Tomb of John Harewell in Wells Cathedral.JPG
Appointed 14 December 1366
Term ended c. 16 July 1386
Predecessor John Barnet
Successor Walter Skirlaw
Consecration 7 March 1367
Personal details
Died c. 16 July 1386
Denomination Catholic

John Harewell was a Bishop of Bath and Wells in medieval England.

Harewell came from Harwell in Berkshire (now in Oxfordshire). He was in the employ of the Black Prince,[1] before being collated Archdeacon of Berkshire in 1365[2] and then selected, on 14 December 1366, as Bishop of Bath and Wells. He was consecrated on 7 March 1367 and died around 16 July 1386.[3] His executors are listed [4] as John Harewell; John Bryngton; John Grene, of Welles, canon; John de Tuttebury, in 1399 (1 Henry IV)


  1. ^ "Harwell: The Family Name". Harwell Village. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Joyce M. Horn (1962). "Archdeacons: Berkshire". Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 3: Salisbury diocese. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 228
  4. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40/555;; 4th entry from the bottom, with Soms (Somerset) in the margin, in a plea of debt, with the executors as plaintiffs


  • 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. 

External links

  • Royal Berkshire History: John Harewell (d. 1386)
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John Barnet
Bishop of Bath and Wells
Succeeded by
Walter Skirlaw

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