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
W(h)arton (Parfew or Parfoye), Robert 1536 1554 translated St. Asaph
W(h)arton (Parfew or Parfoye), Robert 1554 confirmed 1557 Hereford
Waddington, Edward 1724 1731 Chichester
Wake, William 1705 1716 translated Lincoln
Wake, William 1716 confirmed 1737 Canterbury
Wakeman (Wiche), John 1541 1549 Gloucester
Walkington, Edward 1695 1699 Down
Wall, Peter 1556 provided 1568 Clonmacnois
Wallace, Robert 1662 1669 The Isles
Walsh, Patrick 1551 1578 Waterford and Lismore
Walsh, William 1554 1560 deprived Meath
Walton, Brian 1660 1661 Chester
Warburton, Charles Mongan 1820 nominated 1826 Cloyne
Warburton, William 1760 1779 Gloucester
Ward, Seth 1662 1667 translated Exeter
Ward, Seth 1667 confirmed 1689 Salisbury
Ward, William 1828 1838 Sodor and Man
Warner, John 1638 1666 Rochester
Warren, John 1779 1783 translated St. Davids
Warren, John 1783 translated 1800 Bangor
Watson, Anthony 1596 1605 Chichester
Watson, John 1580 1584 Winchester
Watson, Richard 1782 1816 Llandaff
Watson, Thomas 1557 1559 deprived Lincoln
Watson, Thomas 1687 1699 deprived St. Davids
Waugh, John 1723 1734 Carlisle
Weatherhead, Thomas 1589 nominated 1592 Waterford and Lismore
Wedderburn, James 1636 1638 deprived Dunblane
Wedderburn, James 1638 1639 Dunblane
Wemyss, Henry 1526 1541 Galloway
Westfaling, Herbert 1586 1602 Hereford
Westfield, Thomas 1642 1644 Bristol
Weston, Stephen 1724 1742 Exeter
Wetenhall, Edward 1679 1699 translated Cork
Wetenhall, Edward 1699 nominated 1713 Kilmore
Whateley, Richard 1831 1863 Dublin
Whitcombe, John 1736 1752 translated Clonfert
Whitcombe, John 1752 nominated 1752 translated Down
Whitcombe, John 1752 nominated 1753 Cashel
White, Francis 1626 1629 translated Carlisle
White, Francis 1629 confirmed 1631 translated Norwich
White, Francis 1631 confirmed 1638 Ely
White, John 1554 1556 translated Lincoln
White, John 1556 provided 1559 deprived Winchester
White, Thomas 1685 1690 deprived Peterborough
Whitford, Walter 1635 1638 deprived Brechin
Whitford, Walter 1638 1647 Brechin
Whitgift, John 1577 1583 translated Worcester
Whitgift, John 1583 confirmed 1604 Canterbury
Wickham, William 1584 1595 translated Lincoln
Wickham, William 1595 confirmed 1595 Winchester
Wilcocks, Joseph 1721 1731 translated Gloucester
Wilcocks, Joseph 1731 confirmed 1756 Rochester
Wilkins, John 1668 1672 Chester
Willes, Edward 1743 1743 translated St. Davids
Willes, Edward 1743 confirmed 1773 Bath & Wells
Williams, John 1621 1641 translated Lincoln
Williams, John 1641 confirmed 1650 York
Williams, John 1696 1709 Chichester
Willis, Richard 1715 1721 translated Gloucester
Willis, Richard 1721 confirmed 1723 translated Salisbury
Willis, Richard 1723 confirmed 1734 Winchester
Wilson, Christopher 1783 1792 Bristol
Wilson, Thomas 1698 1755 Sodor and Man
Winniffe, Thomas 1642 1654 Lincoln
Wishart, George 1662 1671 Edinburgh
Wolley, Edward 1665 1684 Clonfert
Womock, Lawrence 1683 1686 St. Davids
Wood, Andrew 1677 provided 1680 translated The Isles
Wood, Andrew 1680 translated 1695 Caithness
Wood, Thomas 1671 1692 Coventry & Lichfield
Woodward, Richard 1781 1794 Cloyne
Woolton, John 1579 1594 Exeter
Worth, Edward 1661 1669 Killaloe
Wren, Matthew 1635 1635 translated Hereford
Wren, Matthew 1635 confirmed 1638 translated Norwich
Wren, Matthew 1638 confirmed 1667 Ely
Wright, Robert 1623 1632 translated Bristol
Wright, Robert 1632 confirmed 1643 Coventry & Lichfield
Wynne, John 1715 1727 translated St. Asaph
Wynne, John 1727 confirmed 1743 Bath & Wells
Wytter, Daniel 1669 1675 Killaloe