A list of all the English and Welsh bishops arranged alphabetically by surname. Unless otherwise stated, the year of appointment is the year of consecration and the end of tenure is the year of death. Bishops who were translated have separate entries for each bishopric held.

Source:

  • Fryde, E. B., Greenway, D. E., Porter, S., Roy, I. (1986), Handbook of British Chronology (RHS, Guides and Handbooks, 2, 3rd edn, London: Royal Historical Society).

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Name Year appointed Notes on appointment End of tenure Notes on end of tenure Diocese
Babington, Gervase 1591 1595 translated Llandaff
Babington, Gervase 1595 confirmed 1597 translated Exeter
Babington, Gervase 1597 confirmed 1610 Worcester
Bagot, Lewis 1782 1783 translated Bristol
Bagot, Lewis 1783 confirmed 1790 translated Norwich
Bagot, Lewis 1790 translated 1802 St. Asaph
Bagot, Richard 1829 1845 translated Oxford
Baily, William 1644 1664 Clonfert
Baker, George 1661 1665 Waterford and Lismore
Baker, William 1723 1727 translated Bangor
Baker, William 1727 confirmed 1732 Norwich
Bancroft, John 1632 1641 Oxford
Bancroft, Richard 1597 1604 translated London
Bancroft, Richard 1604 confirmed 1610 Canterbury
Barlow, Randolph 1629 1638 Tuam
Barlow, Thomas 1675 1691 Lincoln
Barlow, William 1536 elected 1548 translated St. Davids
Barlow, William 1548 nominated 1553 resigned Bath & Wells
Barlow, William 1559 confirmed 1568 Chichester
Barlow, William 1605 1608 translated Rochester
Barlow, William 1608 confirmed 1613 Lincoln
Barnard, Thomas 1780 1794 translated Killaloe
Barnard, William 1744 1747 translated Raphoe
Barnes, Richard 1567 1570 translated Nottingham
Barnes, Richard 1570 confirmed 1577 translated Carlisle
Barnes, Richard 1577 confirmed 1587 Durham
Baron, Roland 1553 1561 Cashel
Barrett, Richard 1513 provided 1545 Killala
Barrington, Shute 1769 1782 translated Llandaff
Barrington, Shute 1782 confirmed 1791 translated Salisbury
Barrington, Shute 1791 confirmed 1826 Durham
Barrow, Isaac 1663 1671 translated Sodor and Man
Barrow, Isaac 1670 translated 1680 St. Asaph
Bathurst, Henry 1805 1837 Norwich
Bayly, Lewis 1616 1631 Bangor
Bayly, Thomas 1664 1670 Killala
Baynes, Ralph 1554 1559 deprived Coventry & Lichfield
Beadon, Richard 1789 1802 translated Gloucester
Beadon, Richard 1802 confirmed 1824 Bath & Wells
Beauclerk, James 1746 1787 Hereford
Beaw, William 1679 1706 Llandaff
Bedell, William 1629 1642 Kilmore
Bell, John 1493 provided 1541 Mayo
Bell, John 1539 1543 resigned Worcester
Bellenden, Adam 1616 1635 translated Dunblane
Bellenden, Adam 1635 translated 1638 deprived Aberdeen
Bellenden, Adam 1638 1648 Aberdeen
Bellot, Hugh 1586 1595 translated Bangor
Bellot, Hugh 1595 confirmed 1596 Chester
Bennet, William 1790 1794 translated Cork
Bennet, William 1794 nominated 1820 Cloyne
Bennett, Robert 1603 1617 Hereford
Benson, Martin 1735 1752 Gloucester
Bentham, Thomas 1560 1579 Coventry & Lichfield
Beresford, George de la Poer 1801 1802 translated Clonfert
Beresford, George de la Poer 1802 nominated 1841 Kilmore
Beresford, Hon. William 1794 1819 Tuam
Beresford, Lord John George 1805 1807 translated Cork
Beresford, Lord John George 1807 nominated 1819 translated Raphoe
Beresford, Lord John George 1819 nominated 1820 translated Clogher
Beresford, Lord John George 1820 nominated 1822 translated Dublin
Beresford, Lord John George 1822 nominated 1862 Armagh
Berkeley, George 1734 1753 Cloyne
Berkeley, Gilbert 1560 1581 Bath & Wells
Best, John 1561 1570 Carlisle
Bethell, Christopher 1824 1830 translated Gloucester
Bethell, Christopher 1830 confirmed 1830 translated Exeter
Bethell, Christopher 1830 translated 1859 Bangor
Betoun, David 1537 1546 St Andrews
Betoun, James 1552 1570 Glasgow
Betoun, James 1598 restored 1603 Glasgow
Beveridge, William 1704 1708 St. Asaph
Bickley, Thomas 1586 1596 Chichester
Bilson, Thomas 1596 1597 translated Worcester
Bilson, Thomas 1597 confirmed 1616 Winchester
Bird, John 1537 1539 translated Penrith
Bird, John 1539 elected 1541 translated Bangor
Bird, John 1541 nominated 1554 deprived Chester
Bird, John 1554 1558 late Chester
Bishop's Peculiar 1717 1835 Salisbury
Bisse, Philip 1710 1713 translated St. Davids
Bisse, Philip 1713 confirmed 1721 Hereford
Bissett, William 1822 1834 Raphoe
Blackall, Offspring 1708 1716 Exeter
Blackburn, Lancelot 1717 1724 translated Exeter
Blackburn, Lancelot 1724 confirmed 1743 York
Blackburn, Peter 1610 1616 Aberdeen
Blandford, Walter 1665 1671 translated Oxford
Blandford, Walter 1671 confirmed 1675 Worcester
Blethin, William 1575 1590 Llandaff
Blomfield, Charles James 1824 1828 translated Chester
Blomfield, Charles James 1828 confirmed 1856 resigned London
Blyth, Geoffrey 1503 1531 Coventry & Lichfield
Blyth, Robert 1520 provided 1541 resigned Down
Bodkin, Christopher 1533 1572 Kilmacduagh
Bodkin, Christopher 1537 1572 Tuam
Bolton, Theophilus 1722 1724 translated Clonfert
Bolton, Theophilus 1724 nominated 1730 translated Elphin
Bolton, Theophilus 1729 nominated 1744 Cashel
Bonner, Edmund 1540 1549 deprived London
Bonner, Edmund 1553 restored 1559 deprived London
Bothwell, Adam 1559 provided 1593 Orkney
Boulter, Hugh 1719 1724 translated Bristol
Boulter, Hugh 1724 nominated 1742 Armagh
Bourke, Hon. Joseph Deane 1782 1794 Tuam
Bourke, Hon. Richard 1813 1832 Waterford and Lismore
Bourke, Joseph Dean 1772 1782 translated Ferns
Bourne, Gilbert 1554 1559 deprived Bath & Wells
Bowers, Thomas 1722 1724 Chichester
Bowle, John 1630 1637 Rochester
Boyd, Andrew 1613 provided 1636 Argyll
Boyd, James 1573 1581 Glasgow
Boyle, John 1618 nominated 1620 Cork
Boyle, Michael 1619 nominated 1635 Waterford and Lismore
Boyle, Michael 1661 1663 translated Cork
Boyle, Michael 1663 nominated 1679 translated Dublin
Boyle, Michael 1679 nominated 1702 Armagh
Boyle, Richard 1620 1638 translated Cork
Boyle, Richard 1638 1645 Tuam
Boyle, Richard 1666 1683 Ferns
Boyle, Roger 1667 1672 translated Down
Boyle, Roger 1672 nominated 1687 Clogher
Bradbridge, William 1571 1578 Exeter
Bradford, Samuel 1718 1723 translated Carlisle
Bradford, Samuel 1723 confirmed 1731 Rochester
Bradley, John 1539 0 Shaftesbury
Bradshaw, William 1724 1732 Bristol
Brady, Hugh 1563 1584 Meath
Bramhall, John 1660 nominated 1663 Armagh
Brideoake, Ralph 1675 1678 Chichester
Bridgeman, John 1619 1652 Chester
Bridges, John 1604 1618 Oxford
Bridgman, Henry 1671 1682 Sodor and Man
Brinkley, John 1826 1835 Cloyne
Broderick, Hon. Charles 1795 1796 translated Clonfert
Broderick, Hon. Charles 1795 nominated 1801 translated Kilmore
Broderick, Hon. Charles 1801 nominated 1822 Cashel
Brooks, James 1554 1559 deprived Gloucester
Browne, George 1536 1554 deprived Dublin
Browne, Jemmett 1743 1745 translated Killaloe
Browne, Jemmett 1745 nominated 1772 translated Cork
Browne, Jemmett 1772 nominated 1775 translated Elphin
Browne, Jemmett 1775 1782 Tuam
Browne, Peter 1710 1735 Cork
Brownrigg, Ralph 1642 1659 Exeter
Bruce, Andrew 1679 1686 deprived Dunkeld
Bruce, Andrew 1688 nominated 1699 Orkney
Buckeridge, John 1611 1628 translated Rochester
Buckeridge, John 1628 confirmed 1631 Ely
Buckner, John 1798 1824 Chichester
Bulkeley, Arthur 1542 1553 Bangor
Bulkeley, Lancelot 1619 1650 Dublin
Bull, George 1705 1710 St. Davids
Buller, William 1792 1796 Exeter
Bullingham, John 1581 1589 resigned Bristol
Bullingham, John 1581 1598 Gloucester
Bullingham, Nicholas 1560 1571 translated Lincoln
Bullingham, Nicholas 1571 confirmed 1576 Worcester
Burgess, Thomas 1803 1825 translated St. Davids
Burgess, Thomas 1825 confirmed 1837 Salisbury
Burgh, Ulysses 1692 1692 Ardagh
Burgo, Raymond de 1550 provided 1562 Emly
Burgo, Roland de 1537 1580 Clonfert
Burgo, Roland de 1551 nominated 1580 Elphin
Burnet, Alexander 1663 1664 translated Aberdeen
Burnet, Alexander 1664 translated 1669 resigned Glasgow
Burnet, Alexander 1674 restored 1679 translated Glasgow
Burnet, Alexander 1679 translated 1684 St Andrews
Burnet, Gilbert 1689 1715 Salisbury
Bush, Paul 1542 1554 resigned Bristol
Butler, Edmund 1525 1551 Cashel
Butler, John 1777 1788 translated Oxford
Butler, John 1788 confirmed 1802 Hereford
Butler, Joseph 1738 1750 translated Bristol
Butler, Joseph 1750 confirmed 1752 Durham
Butson, Christopher 1804 1836 Clonfert
Butson, Christopher 1834 1836 Killaloe
Butts, Robert 1733 1738 translated Norwich
Butts, Robert 1738 confirmed 1748 Ely