John of Greenford

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John of Greenford
Bishop of Chichester
Elected April 1173
Term ended 26 April 1180
Predecessor Hilary of Chichester
Successor Seffrid II
Other posts Dean of Chichester
Orders
Consecration 6 October 1174
Personal details
Died 26 April 1180

John of Greenford was a medieval Bishop of Chichester.

Life

Some historians say John's ancestry is unknown,[1] but others say he was the son of a canon, or priest. Although Greenford is a location in Middlesex, no contemporary record gives him that name, and it not known when the surname was first attached to John.[2] He was a prebend of London, and Dean of Chichester,[3] holding the office of dean for over 20 years.[2] He was elected to the see of Chichester in late April 1173, and consecrated on 6 October 1174.[4] As he is said to have been the son of a priest, he obtained a papal dispensation in the summer of 1174.[5] He died on 26 April 1180.[4] Besides his profession of obedience to the Archbishop of Canterbury, another 13 documents of John's survive.[6]

Citations

  1. ^ Warren Henry II p. 535
  2. ^ a b Mayr-Harting "Introduction" Acta pp. 5-6
  3. ^ Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 5: Chichester: Deans
  4. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 239
  5. ^ Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 5: Chichester: Bishops
  6. ^ Mayr-Harting "Introduction" Acta p. 32

References

  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  • Greenway, Diana E. (1996). Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 5: Chichester: Bishops. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 20 October 2007. 
  • Greenway, Diana E. (1996). Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 5: Chichester: Deans. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 20 October 2007. 
  • Mayr-Harting, Henry (1964). "Introduction". The Acta of the Bishops of Chichester 1075–1207. Torquay, UK: Canterbury & York Society. pp. 3–70. OCLC 3812576. 
  • Warren, W. L. (1973). Henry II. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-03494-5. 

Further reading

  • Marritt, Stephen (October 2009). "John (John of Greenford) (d. 1180)" ((subscription or UK public library membership required)). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/95133. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Hilary of Chichester
Bishop of Chichester
1173–1180
Succeeded by
Seffrid II


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