Robert Sherborne

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Robert Sherborne
Bishop of St David's (1505–1508)
Bishop of Chichester (1508–1536)
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Diocese Diocese of Chichester
Ordination5 March 1501
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Bornc. 1453
Rolleston on Dove, Staffordshire, England

Robert Sherborne [1] (born c. 1453 Rolleston on Dove, [2] [3] died 1536) was bishop of Chichester from 1508 to 1536.

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Sherborne was Archdeacon of Huntingdon (1494–1496), Archdeacon of Buckingham and of Taunton (1496–1505) [4] and Dean of St Paul's (1499–1505). [5] Exceptionally, he held ecclesiastical posts prior to ordination: he was made a deacon in 1499 and ordained a priest on 5 March 1501. [4] From 1505 to 1508 he was bishop of St David's. [6]

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  1. Sherborn, Shirbirn, Sherburne, Sherburn, Sherbourne.
  2. Bishop Sherborne's own writings quoted in Francis W. Steer, Robert Sherburne Bishop of Chichester: Some Aspects of his Life Reconsidered, Chichester Papers No. 16 (Chichester City Council, 1960), p.2
  3. St Mary's Church, Rolleston-on-Dove Archived 2007-08-24 at the Wayback Machine
  4. 1 2 Christopher Harper-Bill (January 2011) [2004]. "Sherborn, Robert (c.1454–1536)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  5. Deans of St Paul's | British History Online
  6. Bishops of St. Davids
  7. Croft-Murray, Edward, ‘Lambert Barnard: An English Early Renaissance Painter', Archaeological Journal, Vol. 113, (1957), pp. 108-125
  8. Coke, Karen, Lambert Barnard, Chichester’s Tudor Painter (Chichester, Dean and Chapter of Chichester Cathedral, 2014)
  9. Roehampton - Romsey | British History Online
  10. The Roots of Education