Ralph Ergham

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Ralph Ergham
Bishop of Bath and Wells
Appointed3 April 1388
Term ended10 April 1400
Predecessor Walter Skirlaw
Successor Richard Clifford
Consecration9 December 1375
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Died10 April 1400
Previous post(s) Bishop of Salisbury

Ralph Ergham (or Erghum; died 1400) was the English bishop of Salisbury from 1375 to 1388, and then bishop of Bath and Wells from 1388 to 1400.

Ergham was Chancellor of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster [1] from 1373 to 1377. On 12 October 1375 he was selected to be Bishop of Salisbury, and was consecrated on 9 December. [2] On 3 April 1388 he was transferred to the see of Bath and Wells. [3] Ergham was a member of King Richard II's first council, representing John of Gaunt's interests. [4] He died on 10 April 1400. [3]

The executors of his will are named as: Agnes Rabbas, his sister; Thomas Tery, canon of Wells and John Podemour. [5]


  1. Hospitals of St Mary Magdalen, Preston Archived 28 September 2007 at archive.today accessed on 24 August 2007
  2. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 270
  3. 1 2 Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 228
  4. McKisack The Fourteenth Century p. 400
  5. Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas: CP 40/561; in 1401; http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT2/H4/CP40no561/bCP40no561dorses/IMG_1675.htm; 5th entry, as plaintiffs

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Preceded by Bishop of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Wells
Succeeded by