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A list of all the bishops of Durham (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
Barnes, Richard 1577 confirmed 1587
Barrington, Shute 1791 confirmed 1826
Butler, Joseph 1750 confirmed 1752
Chandler, Edward 1730 confirmed 1750
Cosin, John 1660 1672
Crew, Nathaniel 1674 confirmed 1721
Egerton, John 1771 confirmed 1787
Elizabeth I 1559 1559
Howson, John 1628 confirmed 1632
Hutton, Matthew 1589 1595 translated
James, William 1606 1617
Matthew, Tobias 1595 1606 translated
Montaigne (Montague, Mountain), George 1628 nominated 1628 translated
Morton, Thomas 1632 confirmed 1659
Neile, Richard 1617 confirmed 1628 translated
Pilkington, James 1561 1576
Talbot, William 1721 confirmed 1730
Thurlow, Thomas 1787 confirmed 1791
Trevor, Richard 1752 confirmed 1771
Tunstall, Cuthbert 1530 provided 1559 resigned
Van Mildert, William 1826 confirmed 1836