Nicholas Bubwith

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Nicholas Bubwith
Bishop of Bath and Wells
Appointed7 October 1407
Term ended27 October 1424
Predecessor Henry Bowet
Successor John Stafford
Consecration26 September 1406
Personal details
Born1355 [1]
Died27 October 1424
Previous post Bishop of London
Bishop of Salisbury

Nicholas Bubwith (1355-1424) was a Bishop of London, Bishop of Salisbury and Bishop of Bath and Wells as well as Lord Privy Seal and Lord High Treasurer of England.

Bubwith was collated Archdeacon of Dorset in 1397 and again in 1400. [2] He was selected as Bishop of London on 14 May 1406 and consecrated 26 September 1406. [3]

Bubwith was Lord Privy Seal from 2 March 1405 to 4 October 1406. [4] He was Lord High Treasurer from 15 April 1407 to 14 July 1408. [5] He also planned the building of St Saviour's Wells hospital but actual construction of the building started after his death.

Bubwith was translated to the see of Salisbury on 22 June 1407. [6]

Bubwith was then translated to the see of Bath and Wells on 7 October 1407. He died 27 October 1424. [7]


  1. Nicholas Bubwith, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  2. 'Archdeacons: Dorset', in Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: Volume 3, Salisbury Diocese, ed. Joyce M Horn (London, 1962), pp. 7-9. British History Online [accessed 26 April 2017].
  3. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 258
  4. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 95
  5. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 106
  6. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 271
  7. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 228

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Stanley
Master of the Rolls
Succeeded by
John Wakering
Preceded by
Thomas Langley
Lord Privy Seal
Succeeded by
John Prophet
Preceded by
Thomas Nevill, 5th Baron Furnivall
Lord High Treasurer
Succeeded by
John Tiptoft, 1st Baron Tiptoft
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Roger Walden
Bishop of London
Succeeded by
Richard de Clifford
Preceded by
Richard Mitford
Bishop of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Robert Hallam
Preceded by
Henry Bowet
Bishop of Bath and Wells
Succeeded by
John Stafford