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Thomas Vipont

Thomas Vipont
Bishop of Carlisle
See Diocese of Carlisle
Elected September 1254
Term ended 14 October 1256
Predecessor Silvester de Everdon
Successor Robert de Chauncy
Other posts rector of Greystoke
Orders
Consecration 7 February 1255
Personal details
Died 14 October 1256
Denomination Catholic

Thomas Vipont (died 1256) was a medieval Bishop of Carlisle.

Life

Vipont was a member of the family of the lords of Westmoreland but attained a magister degree from the schools.[1] He was rector of Greystoke[2] before he was elected bishop about September 1254, and consecrated on 7 February 1255.[3] He was elected by the chapter of Carlisle Cathedral over the objections of King Henry III of England who had preferred that the chapter elect his chaplain John of Skipton. Henry did not push the issue, and Thomas was given the temporalities of the see on 24 December 1254.[1] He died 14 October 1256.[3]

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References

  • British History Online Bishops of Carlisle accessed on 20 October 2007
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Silvester de Everdon
Bishop of Carlisle
1254–1256
Succeeded by
Robert de Chauncy
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