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A list of all the bishops of Chester (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
Bellot, Hugh 1595 confirmed 1596
Bird, John 1541 nominated 1554 deprived
Blomfield, Charles James 1824 1828 translated
Bridgeman, John 1619 1652
Cartwright, Thomas 1686 1689
Chaderton, William 1579 1595 translated
Cleaver, William 1788 1800 translated
Cotes, George 1554 1555
Dawes, William 1708 1714 translated
Downham, William 1561 1577
Elizabeth I 1559 1559
Ferne, Henry 1662 1662
Gastrell, Francis 1714 1725
Hall, George 1662 1668
Keene, Edmund 1752 1771 translated
Law, George Henry 1812 1824 translated
Lloyd, George 1604 nominated 1615
Majendie, Henry William 1800 1809 translated
Markham, William 1771 1777 translated
Morton, Thomas 1616 1619 translated
Pearson, John 1673 1686
Peploe, Samuel 1726 1752
Porteous, Beilby 1777 1787 translated
Scott, Cuthbert 1556 provided 1559 deprived
Sparke, Bowyer Edward 1810 1812 translated
Stratford, Nicholas 1689 1707
Sumner, John Bird 1828 1848 translated
Vaughan, Richard 1597 nominated 1604 translated
Walton, Brian 1660 1661
Wilkins, John 1668 1672