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William de Blois (bishop of Worcester)

This article is about the medieval Bishop of Worcester. For other uses, see William of Blois.
William de Blois
Bishop of Worcester
Church Catholic
See Diocese of Worcester
In office 1218–1236
Predecessor Sylvester of Worcester
Successor Walter de Cantilupe
Orders
Consecration 7 October 1218
Personal details
Died 18 August 1236
Previous post Archdeacon of Buckingham

William de Blois was a medieval Bishop of Worcester.

Life

William was a canon of the diocese of Lincoln and held the office of Archdeacon of Buckingham in that diocese by 10 May 1206. Presumably he was related to William de Blois, Bishop of Lincoln, but the exact relationship is unknown.[1]

William was elected to the see of Worcester sometime around 25 August 1218 and his election was confirmed by the papal legate to England Guala.[2] He was consecrated on 7 October 1218. He died on 17 or 18 August 1236[3] or on 17 August.[2]

In 1224 William was appointed Sheriff of Staffordshire[4] and Shropshire.

Notes

References

  • British History Online Archdeacons of Buckingham accessed on 3 November 2007
  • British History Online Bishops of Worcester accessed on 3 November 2007
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Sylvester of Worcester
Bishop of Worcester
1218–1236
Succeeded by
Walter de Cantilupe
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