William Langton


William Langton

Infobox Archbishop of York
name = William Langton


consecration = never consecrated
began = never enthroned
term_end = November 1265
predecessor = Godfrey Ludham
successor = Bonaventure
birth_date =
birthplace =
death_date = 15 July 1279
deathplace =
tomb = York Minster

William Langton or William of Rotherfield was a medieval English priest and nephew of Archbishop Walter de Gray. William was selected but never consecrated as Archbishop of York and Bishop of Carlisle.

He was the son of Robert de Gray of Rotherfield Greys, who was the brother of Walter de Gray, Archbishop of York.Cokayne "The Complete Peerage" Volume VI p. 150-151] William held the prebend of Strensall by 24 June 1245. [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=9601 British History Online Prebends of Strensall] accessed on 22 September 2007] He was named Archdeacon of York by 21 September 1249. [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=6444 British History Online Archdeacons of York] accessed on 22 September 2007] By 23 April 1255 he was the rector of Great Mitton, West Riding, Yorkshire, and was named Dean of York by 16 March 1262. [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=10458 British History Online Deans of York] accessed on 22 September 2007] On 12 March 1265 was elected to fill the Archbishopric of York, however his election was quashed in November 1265 by the pope.Fryde "Handbook of British Chronology" p. 282] He continued to hold office as Dean and was elected Bishop of Carlisle on 13 December 1278 but refused the office. [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33856 British History Online Bishops of Carlisle] accessed on 20 October 2007]

He died on 15 July 1279 and was buried in the south transept of York Minster.

Notes

References

* [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=6444 British History Online Archdeacons of York] accessed on 22 September 2007
* [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33856 British History Online Bishops of Carlisle] accessed on 20 October 2007
* [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=10458 British History Online Deans of York] accessed on 22 September 2007
* [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=9601 British History Online Prebends of Strensall] accessed on 22 September 2007
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* Cokayne, G. E. "The Complete Peerage: Volume VI Gordon to Hurstpierpoint" reprint edition Gloucester:Sutton Publishing 2000 ISBN 0-904387-82-8

Persondata
NAME= Langton, William
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Archbishop of York elect; Bishop of Carlisle elect; Dean of York
DATE OF BIRTH=
PLACE OF BIRTH=
DATE OF DEATH=15 July 1279
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