Thomas Rushhook

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Thomas Rushhook
Bishop of Breifne (Kilmore)
In officec.1388c. 1392
SuccessorSean o Raighilligh
Personal details
Diedc. 1392
Previous post(s) Bishop of Llandaff
Bishop of Chichester
Archdeacon of St. Asaph

Thomas Rushhook [lower-alpha 1] (died c.1392) was an English Dominican, bishop and chaplain [1] to Richard II of England.


Rushhook was Provincial of the Dominican Order in England 1373 to 1382, being deposed at one point. [2] He was Archdeacon of St Asaph 1382–3, [3] bishop of Llandaff on 16 January 1383, [4] and then was translated to be bishop of Chichester on 16 October 1385. [5]

A supporter of Richard II, Rushhook was impeached in 1388. [6] Subsequently, he was in Ireland, as bishop of Breifne (Kilmore), where he died about 1392. [7]


  1. Also known as Thomas Rushook, Thomas Rushock, Thomas Rushooke, Thomas Russhock or Thomas Vichor


  1. McKisack The Fourteenth Century p. 426.
  2. Friaries: The house of Black Friars: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (1907), pp. 107-22 Date accessed: 26 July 2007
  3. British History Online: Archdeacons of Aspagh accessed on 25 August 2007
  4. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 293
  5. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 239
  6. McKisack The Fourteenth Century p. 458.
  7. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 363

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Llandaff
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Chichester
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Bishop of Breifne (Kilmore)
c.1388 – c. 1392
Succeeded by
Sean o Raighilligh