Thomas of Melsonby
|Bishop of Durham|
|Elected||1 June 1237|
|Term ended||resigned after 1237|
|Predecessor||Richard le Poor|
|Other post(s)||Prior of Durham|
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.He was prior of a cell at Coldingham before being elected prior of Durham Cathedral in about 1233. 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. He remained prior until 1244 when he resigned that office. He died sometime after 1244.
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