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
Lake, Arthur 1616 1626 Bath & Wells
Lake, John 1683 1684 translated Sodor and Man
Lake, John 1684 confirmed 1685 translated Bristol
Lake, John 1685 confirmed 1689 suspended Chichester
Lamb, Andrew 1610 1619 translated Brechin
Lamb, Andrew 1619 translated 1634 Galloway
Lambe, Robert 1764 1769 Peterborough
Lambert, Ralph 1727 nominated 1732 Meath
Lamplugh, Thomas 1676 1688 translated Exeter
Lamplugh, Thomas 1688 confirmed 1691 York
Lancaster, John 1608 nominated 1619 Waterford and Lismore
Lancaster, Thomas 1568 1584 Armagh
Laney, Benjamin 1660 1663 translated Peterborough
Laney, Benjamin 1663 confirmed 1667 translated Lincoln
Laney, Benjamin 1667 confirmed 1675 Ely
Latimer, Hugh 1535 1539 resigned Worcester
Laud, William 1621 1626 translated St. Davids
Laud, William 1626 confirmed 1628 translated Bath & Wells
Laud, William 1628 confirmed 1633 translated London
Laud, William 1633 confirmed 1645 Canterbury
Laurence, Richard 1822 1838 Cashel
Laurie, Robert 1662 1678 Brechin
Lavington, George 1747 1762 Exeter
Law, Edmund 1769 1787 Carlisle
Law, George Henry 1812 1824 translated Chester
Law, George Henry 1824 confirmed 1845 Bath & Wells
Law, James 1610 1615 translated Orkney
Law, James 1615 translated 1632 Glasgow
Law, John 1782 1787 translated Clonfert
Law, John 1787 nominated 1795 translated Killala
Law, John 1795 nominated 1810 Elphin
Lay Peculiar 1540 1716 Salisbury
Lee, Edward 1531 1544 York
Lee, Rowland 1534 1543 Coventry & Lichfield
Legge, Edward 1816 1827 Oxford
Leighton, Robert 1661 1671 translated Dunblane
Leighton, Robert 1671 translated 1674 resigned Glasgow
Leng, John 1723 1727 Norwich
Lesley, John 1566 nominated 1568 Ross
Lesley, John 1575 provided 1589 deprived Ross
Leslie, Henry 1635 1661 translated Down
Leslie, Henry 1660 nominated 1661 Meath
Leslie, John 1628 nominated 1633 translated The Isles
Leslie, John 1633 nominated 1661 translated Raphoe
Leslie, John 1661 nominated 1671 Clogher
Leslie, John 1819 nominated 1854 Elphin
Leslie, Robert 1661 nominated 1671 translated Raphoe
Leslie, Robert 1671 1672 Clogher
Levinz, Baptist 1685 1693 Sodor and Man
Lindsay, Alexander 1611 1638 deprived Dunkeld
Lindsay, David 1600 provided 1613 Ross
Lindsay, David 1619 1634 translated Brechin
Lindsay, David 1634 translated 1638 deprived Edinburgh
Lindsay, David 1638 1641 Edinburgh
Lindsay, Hon. Charles Dalrymple 1803 1804 translated Killaloe
Lindsay, Patrick 1613 1633 translated Ross
Lindsay, Patrick 1633 translated 1638 deprived Glasgow
Lindsay, Patrick 1638 1644 Glasgow
Lindsay, Thomas 1696 1713 translated Killaloe
Lindsay, Thomas 1713 nominated 1714 translated Raphoe
Lindsay, Thomas 1713 nominated 1724 Armagh
Lindsay, William 1677 1679 Dunkeld
Lindsell, Augustine 1633 1634 translated Peterborough
Lindsell, Augustine 1634 confirmed 1634 Hereford
Lisle, Samuel 1744 1748 translated St. Asaph
Lisle, Samuel 1748 confirmed 1749 Norwich
Lloyd, Charles 1827 1829 Oxford
Lloyd, George 1600 1605 translated Sodor and Man
Lloyd, George 1604 nominated 1615 Chester
Lloyd, Hugh 1660 1667 Llandaff
Lloyd, Humphrey 1673 1689 Bangor
Lloyd, John 1686 1687 St. Davids
Lloyd, William 1675 confirmed 1679 translated Llandaff
Lloyd, William 1679 confirmed 1685 translated Peterborough
Lloyd, William 1680 1692 translated St. Asaph
Lloyd, William 1685 confirmed 1690 deprived Norwich
Lloyd, William 1691 1716 Killala
Lloyd, William 1692 confirmed 1699 translated Coventry & Lichfield
Lloyd, William 1699 confirmed 1717 Worcester
Loftus, Adam 1563 1567 translated Armagh
Loftus, Adam 1567 nominated 1605 Dublin
Loftus, Lord Robert Ponsonby Tottenham 1804 1820 translated Killaloe
Loftus, Lord Robert Ponsonby Tottenham 1820 nominated 1822 translated Ferns
Loftus, Lord Robert Ponsonby Tottenham 1822 nominated 1850 Clogher
Long, John 1584 1589 Armagh
Longland, John 1521 1547 Lincoln
Lowth, Robert 1766 1766 translated St. Davids
Lowth, Robert 1766 confirmed 1778 translated Oxford
Lowth, Robert 1778 confirmed 1787 London
Lucy, William 1660 1677 St. Davids
Luxmoore, John 1807 1808 translated Bristol
Luxmoore, John 1808 confirmed 1815 translated Hereford
Luxmoore, John 1815 translated 1830 St. Asaph
Lynch, John 1583 nominated 1611 resigned Elphin
Lynch, Roland 1587 1625 Kilmacduagh
Lynch, Roland 1602 1625 Clonfert
Lyon, William 1582 nominated 1617 Ross
Lyon, William 1583 nominated 1617 Cork
Lyttelton, Charles 1762 1768 Carlisle