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
Dampier, Thomas 1802 1808 translated Rochester
Dampier, Thomas 1808 confirmed 1812 Ely
Daniel, William 1609 1628 Tuam
Davenant, John 1621 1641 Salisbury
Davies (Davis), Thomas 1561 1573 St. Asaph
Davies, Francis 1667 confirmed 1675 Llandaff
Davies, Richard 1560 1561 translated St. Asaph
Davies, Richard 1561 translated 1581 St. Davids
Dawes, William 1708 1714 translated Chester
Dawes, William 1714 confirmed 1724 York
Dawson, Robert 1627 1643 Clonfert
Day, George 1543 1551 deprived Chichester
Day, George 1553 restored 1556 Chichester
Day, William 1596 1596 Winchester
de' Ghinucci, Geronimo 1522 1531 Worcester
Dean and chapter of Westminster Abbey 1550 1835 Royal peculiars, exempt jurisdictions
Dee, Francis 1634 1638 Peterborough
Devereux, Alexander 1539 1566 Ferns
Devereux, John 1566 nominated 1578 Ferns
Dickson, William 1784 1804 Down
Digby, Simon 1690 nominated 1720 Elphin
Dixon, Richard 1570 nominated 1571 deprived Cork
Dod, Roger 1605 1608 Meath
Dodgson, Charles 1775 nominated 1795 Elphin
Dolben, David 1632 1633 Bangor
Dolben, John 1666 1683 translated Rochester
Dolben, John 1683 confirmed 1686 York
Donnellan, Nehemiah 1595 nominated 1609 resigned Tuam
Dopping, Anthony 1682 nominated 1697 Meath
Douglas, Alexander 1611 1623 Moray
Douglas, George 1573 nominated 1589 Moray
Douglas, John 1572 1574 St Andrews
Douglas, John 1787 1791 translated Carlisle
Douglas, John 1791 confirmed 1807 Salisbury
Douglas, Robert 1682 1684 translated Brechin
Douglas, Robert 1684 translated 1716 Dunblane
Dove, Thomas 1601 1630 Peterborough
Dowdall, George 1543 1551 Armagh
Dowdall, George 1553 1558 Armagh
Downes, Dive 1699 1709 Cork
Downes, Henry 1717 1720 translated Killala
Downes, Henry 1720 nominated 1724 translated Elphin
Downes, Henry 1724 nominated 1727 translated Meath
Downes, Robert 1744 1752 translated Ferns
Downes, Robert 1752 nominated 1753 translated Down
Downes, Robert 1752 nominated 1763 Raphoe
Downham, William 1561 1577 Chester
Draper, Robert 1603 nominated 1612 Kilmore
Drummond, Robert Hay 1748 1761 translated St. Asaph
Drummond, Robert Hay 1761 confirmed 1761 translated Salisbury
Drummond, Robert Hay 1761 confirmed 1776 York
Dunbar, Gavin 1525 1547 Glasgow
Dundas, James 1612 1612 Down
Duppa, Brian 1638 1641 translated Chichester
Duppa, Brian 1641 confirmed 1660 translated Salisbury
Duppa, Brian 1660 confirmed 1662 Winchester
Dury, Andrew 1542 1558 Galloway