Thomas Wouldham

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Thomas Wouldham
Bishop of Rochester
Elected 6 June 1291
Term ended 28 February 1317
Predecessor Thomas Ingoldsthorpe
Successor Hamo Hethe
Other posts Prior of Rochester
Orders
Consecration 6 January 1292
Personal details
Died 28 February 1317
Denomination Catholic

Thomas Wouldham (or Thomas de Wouldham or Thomas de Southflete) was a medieval Bishop of Rochester.

Bishop of Rochester ecclastical office in the anglican church

The Bishop of Rochester is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Rochester in the Province of Canterbury.

Wouldham was elected as prior of Rochester Cathedral on 24 December 1283. [1] He was elected bishop by the chapter but renounced the election. [2] He was again elected bishop on 6 June 1291 and consecrated on 6 January 1292. He died on 28 February 1317. [3]

Prior Ecclesiastical title

Prior, derived from the Latin for "earlier, first", is an ecclesiastical title for a superior, usually lower in rank than an abbot or abbess. Its earlier generic usage referred to any monastic superior.

Rochester Cathedral Church in Kent, United Kingdom

Rochester Cathedral, formally the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an English church of Norman architecture in Rochester, Kent.

Citations

  1. British History Online Priors of Rochester accessed on 30 October 2007
  2. British History Online Bishops of Rochester accessed on 30 October 2007
  3. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 267

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Thomas Ingoldsthorpe
Bishop of Rochester
1291–1317
Succeeded by
Hamo Hethe