William Barrow (bishop)

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William Barrow
Bishop of Carlisle
Appointed19 April 1423
Term ended4 September 1429
Predecessor Roger Whelpdale
Successor Marmaduke Lumley
Consecrationafter 13 October 1419
Personal details
Died4 September 1429
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous post Bishop of Bangor

William Barrow (or Barrowe; died 1429) was a Bishop of Bangor and a Bishop of Carlisle.

Bishop of Bangor Ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Bangor

The Bishop of Bangor is the ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Bangor. The see is based in the city of Bangor where the bishop's seat (cathedra) is at Cathedral Church of Saint Deiniol.

Bishop of Carlisle Diocesan bishop in the Church of England

The Bishop of Carlisle is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Carlisle in the Province of York.

Barrow served three times as Chancellor of the University of Oxford during 1413–17. [1]

University of Oxford University in Oxford, United Kingdom

The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation. It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge. The two 'ancient universities' are frequently jointly called 'Oxbridge'. The history and influence of the University of Oxford has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Barrow was selected as Bishop of Bangor on 15 February 1418, and consecrated after 13 October 1419. [2] He was transferred from Bangor to Carlisle on 19 April 1423. He died on 4 September 1429. [3]

Diocese of Bangor diocese

The Diocese of Bangor is a diocese of the Church in Wales in north-west Wales. The diocese covers the counties of Anglesey, most of Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire and the western part of Montgomeryshire.

Diocese of Carlisle diocese in England

The Diocese of Carlisle was created in 1133 by Henry I out of part of the Diocese of Durham, although many people of Celtic descent in the area looked to Glasgow for spiritual leadership. The first bishop was Æthelwold, who was the king's confessor and became prior of the Augustinian priory at Nostell in Yorkshire. Carlisle was thus the only cathedral in England to be run by Augustinians instead of Benedictines. This only lasted until the reign of Henry III however, when the Augustinians in Carlisle joined the rebels who temporarily handed the city over to Scotland and elected their own bishop. When the revolt was ended, the Augustinians were expelled.


  1. Hibbert "Appendix 5: Chancellors of the University" Encyclopedia of Oxford
  2. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 291
  3. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 236

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Academic offices
Preceded by
William Sulburge
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Richard Snetisham
Preceded by
Richard Snetisham
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Thomas Clare
Preceded by
Thomas Clare
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Thomas Clare
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Benedict Nichols
Bishop of Bangor
Succeeded by
Nicholas Clitherow
Preceded by
Roger Whelpdale
Bishop of Carlisle
Succeeded by
Marmaduke Lumley