Richard Oldham (bishop)

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Richard Oldham O.S.B
Bishop of Sodor and Man
Appointed21 June 1458
In office1478 to 1485/86
PredecessorThomas Burton
SuccessorRichard Oldham (bishop)
Other post(s)Abbot of Chester
Personal details
Died1485/86
BuriedChester Cathedral
DenominationRoman Catholic
Styles of
Richard Oldham
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Reference styleThe Right Reverend
Spoken styleMy Lord
Religious styleBishop

Richard Oldham (died 1485/86) was a pre-Reformation cleric who served as the Bishop of Sodor and Man in the second half of the 15th century.

He was elected Abbot of Chester in 1455[1] and appointed Bishop of Sodor and Man on 11[2] or 15[3] February 1478, holding both posts until his death. Contemporary records reveal some acrimony between Oldham and the townsfolk of Chester.[1] In 1474 and 1478, the Exchequer of Chester guaranteed his safety and that of his monks, and in a later turnaround of events in 1480 he and twelve fellow monks were themselves bound over to keep the peace in the city.[1]

He died in office either on 13 October 1485[1][2] or 19 September 1486[4] and was buried at Chester Abbey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Elrington, C. R.; Harris, B. E.; Baggs, A. P.; Kettle, Ann J.; Lander, S. J.; Thacker, A. T.; Wardle, David, eds. (1980). "The Abbey of Chester". A History of the County of Chester. Volume 3. British History Online. pp. 132–146. |volume= has extra text (help)
  2. ^ a b Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 273. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  3. ^ Eubel, Konrad (1914). Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi (in Latin). Volume 2. Monasterii Sumptibus et typis librariae. p. 240. |volume= has extra text (help)
  4. ^ Harrison, William (1879). "Bishops of Sodor and Man". An Account of the Diocese of Sodor and Man. Douglas, Isle of Man: Manx Society. pp. 53–70.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Thomas Kirkham
Bishop of Sodor and Man
1478–1485/86
Succeeded by
Huan Blackleach