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A list of all the bishops of Bath and Wells (1540–1835) arranged by date of appointment. Unless otherwise stated, the year of appointment is the year of consecration and the end of tenure is the year of death.

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).

Name Year appointed Notes on appointment End of tenure Notes on end of tenure
Barlow, William 1548 nominated 1553 resigned
Beadon, Richard 1802 confirmed 1824
Berkeley, Gilbert 1560 1581
Bourne, Gilbert 1554 1559 deprived
Clerk, John 1523 1541
Creighton, Robert 1670 1672
Curle (Curll), Walter 1629 confirmed 1632 translated
Godwin, Thomas 1584 1590
Hooper, George 1704 confirmed 1727
Ken(n), Thomas 1685 1690 deprived
Kidder, Richard 1691 1703
Knight, William 1541 1547
Lake, Arthur 1616 1626
Laud, William 1626 confirmed 1628 translated
Law, George Henry 1824 confirmed 1845
Mawe, Leonard 1628 1629
Mew(s), Peter 1673 1684 translated
Montague, James 1608 1616 translated
Moss, Charles 1774 confirmed 1802
Peirs, William 1632 confirmed 1670
Still, John 1593 1608
Willes, Edward 1743 confirmed 1773
Wynne, John 1727 confirmed 1743