William Atwater (bishop)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

William Atwater (1440–1521) was an English churchman, who became Bishop of Lincoln in 1514[1]

He was a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, from 1480. He served as Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, in the period from 1497 to 1502.[2]

He became vicar of Cumnor in 1495.[3] He became Dean of the Chapel Royal, in 1502.[4]

In 1504 he was appointed Canon of the eleventh stall at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, a position he held until 1514.[5]

He was Chancellor of Lincoln from 1506 to 1512.[6]


  • Concise Dictionary of National Biography
  • Margaret Bowker (1968), The Secular Clergy in the Diocese of Lincoln, 1495 to 1520
  • A. Hamilton Thompson (editor) (1940), Visitations in the Diocese of Lincoln 1517-1531. Vol I. Visitations of Rural Deaneries by William Atwater…1517-1520. (Publications of the Lincoln Record Society, Vol. 33.)


  1. ^ "Bishops | British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-12. 
  2. ^ Vice-Chancellors of the University of Oxford - University of Oxford Archived 2008-05-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Cumnor Vicars 1298-1999". www.bodley.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-12. 
  4. ^ CDNB
  5. ^ Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
  6. ^ "Bishops of Lincoln". www.tudorplace.com.ar. Retrieved 2017-12-12. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Robert Smith
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
John Thornden or Thornton, John Kynton, Simon Grene alias Fotherby
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Thomas Wolsey
Bishop of Lincoln
Succeeded by
John Longland
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_Atwater_(bishop)&oldid=848625478"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Atwater_(bishop)
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "William Atwater (bishop)"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA