Robert Neville, Bishop of Salisbury; Bishop of Durham
b.abt 1405 Raby, Durham, England
d.8 Jul 1457
m. 29 Nov 1396
Facts and Events
Robert Neville (died 1457) was a Bishop of Salisbury and a Bishop of Durham. He was also a Provost of Beverley. He was born at Raby Castle. His father was Ralph Neville and his mother was Joan Beaufort, daughter of John of Gaunt. He was thus a highly-placed member of the English aristocracy
Neville was nominated Bishop of Salisbury on 9 July 1427, and consecrated on 26 October 1427. He was then translated to Durham on 27 January 1438.
Neville died on 8 July 1457.
BIRTH: Date Calculated> Age being 7 years in 1411; age 23 years in 1427.
CHURCH: Clerk. CHURCH: Canon of Auckland and prebendary of Eldon, 1413; Canon fo York and Prebendary of Grindall, 1414; prebendary of Laughton, Yorkshire, 1416; Canon of Howen, Yorkshire, and prebendary of Skelton, 1416; Canon of Beverley, Yorkshire and prebendary of St. James' altar, 1419; Canon of Lincoln and prebendary of Milton Ecclesia, 1424. CHURCH: Provost of Beverly, 1422. CHURCH: Rector of Spoffoth, Yorkshire, 1417. CHURCH: Bishop of Salisbury, 1427; Bishop of Durham, 1438. CHURCH: Assignments> Served as envoy to Pope Martin V at the council of Constance, 1418.
DEATH: Date> 8 or 9 --- 1457. BURIAL: Place> In the south aisle of the nave of Durham cathedral.
PROBATE: Died testate.