Robert Sherborne

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Robert Sherborne
Bishop of St David's (1505–1508)
Bishop of Chichester (1508–1536)
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Diocese Diocese of Chichester
Orders
Ordination 5 March 1501
Personal details
Born c. 1453
Rolleston on Dove, Staffordshire, England
Died 1536

Robert Sherborne[1] (born c. 1453 Rolleston on Dove,[2][3] died 1536) was bishop of Chichester from 1508 to 1536.

Sherborne was Archdeacon of Huntingdon (1494–1496), Archdeacon of Buckingham and of Taunton (1496–1505)[4] and Dean of St Paul's (1499–1505).[5] Exceptionally, he held ecclesiastical posts prior to ordination: he was made a deacon in 1499 and ordained a priest on 5 March 1501.[4] From 1505 to 1508 he was bishop of St David's.[6]

Sherborne was a patron of the artist Lambert Barnard, commissioning several series of paintings from him.[7][8] He founded the Free Grammar School in Rolleston, around 1520,[9] which continued to 1909.[10]

References

  1. ^ Sherborn, Shirbirn, Sherburne, Sherburn, Sherbourne.
  2. ^ Bishop Sherborne's own writings quoted in Francis W. Steer, Robert Sherburne Bishop of Chichester: Some Aspects of his Life Reconsidered, Chichester Papers No. 16 (Chichester City Council, 1960), p.2
  3. ^ St Mary's Church, Rolleston-on-Dove Archived 2007-08-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b Christopher Harper-Bill (January 2011) [2004]. "Sherborn, Robert (c.1454–1536)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  5. ^ Deans of St Paul's | British History Online
  6. ^ Bishops of St. Davids
  7. ^ Croft-Murray, Edward, ‘Lambert Barnard: An English Early Renaissance Painter', Archaeological Journal, Vol. 113, (1957), pp. 108-125
  8. ^ Coke, Karen, Lambert Barnard, Chichester’s Tudor Painter (Chichester, Dean and Chapter of Chichester Cathedral, 2014)
  9. ^ Roehampton - Romsey | British History Online
  10. ^ The Roots of Education

Sources

  • Concise Dictionary of National Biography
  • Steer, Francis W., Robert Sherburne Bishop of Chichester: Some Aspects of his Life Reconsidered, Chichester Papers No. 16 (Chichester City Council, 1960)
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