Thomas de Melsonby

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Thomas of Melsonby
Bishop of Durham
Elected1 June 1237
Term endedresigned after 1237
Predecessor Richard le Poor
Successor Nicholas Farnham
Other post(s) Prior of Durham
Personal details
Diedafter 1244
DenominationCatholic

Thomas de Melsonby (died after 1244) was a medieval Bishop of Durham-elect and Prior of Durham.

Melsonby was the son of the rector of Melsonby. [1] He was prior of a cell at Coldingham before being elected prior of Durham Cathedral in about 1233. [2] He was elected to the see of Durham on 1 June 1237 but King Henry III of England objected. After lawsuits, Melsonby resigned the bishopric. [1] He remained prior until 1244 when he resigned that office. He died sometime after 1244. [2]

Citations

  1. 1 2 Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 2: Monastic Cathedrals (Northern and Southern Provinces): Durham: Bishops
  2. 1 2 Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 2: Monastic Cathedrals (Northern and Southern Provinces): Durham: Priors

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Radulf Kerneth
Prior of Durham
1234–1244
Succeeded by
Betram de Middleton
Preceded by Bishop of Durham
resigned see

1237–1241
Succeeded by