Robert FitzHugh

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Robert FitzHugh
Bishop of London
Arms of FitzHugh: Azure, three chevrons interlaced in base or a chief of the last
Appointed30 April 1431
Term ended15 January 1436
Predecessor William Grey
Successor Robert Gilbert
Consecration16 September 1431
Personal details
Died15 January 1436

Robert FitzHugh (died 1436) was Bishop of London and Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.



FitzHugh was the second son of Henry FitzHugh, 3rd Baron FitzHugh (c.1363-1425), KG, of Ravensworth Castle in North Yorkshire, by his wife Elizabeth Grey (born c. 1363), a daughter of Sir Robert de Grey, a son of John de Grey, 1st Baron Grey de Rotherfield.


FitzHugh was provided to the see of London on 30 April 1431 and was consecrated on 16 September 1431. [1]


FitzHugh died on 15 January 1436. [1]


There was a memorial brass to him in the quire at Old St Paul's Cathedral. [2]


  1. 1 2 Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 259
  2. "Memorials of St Paul's Cathedral" Sinclair, W. p93: London; Chapman & Hall, Ltd; 1909

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Academic offices
Preceded by Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
Succeeded by
William Wymbell
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of London
Succeeded by