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Henry of Lexington
Denomination Catholic
Senior posting
See Diocese of Lincoln
Title Bishop of Lincoln
Period in office 1253–1258
Predecessor Robert Grosseteste
Successor Richard of Gravesend
Religious career
Previous post Dean of Lincoln
Personal
Date of death 8 August 1258
Place of death Nettleham, Lincolnshire

Henry of Lexington (or Henry Lexington) was a medieval Bishop of Lincoln.

Life

His nephew was Oliver Sutton bishop of Lincoln from 1280 to 1299.[1] He held the prebend of Calne in the diocese of Salisbury before becoming treasurer of Salisbury by 13 January 1239.[2] By January of 1246 he was Dean of Lincoln.[3] His father had been a royal judge, and one brother was steward for the royal household. Another brother was Stephen of Lexington, a Cistercian monk and abbot of Clairvaux abbey.[4]

He was elected to the see of Lincoln on either 21 or 30 December 1253 and consecrated on 17 May 1254,[5] at London or possibly at Lambeth.[1]

He died on 8 August 1258[5] at Nettleham near Lincoln.[1]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c British History Online Bishops of Lincoln accessed on 28 October 2007
  2. ^ British History Online Treasurers of Salisbury accessed on 28 October 2007
  3. ^ British History Online Deans of Lincoln accessed on 28 October 2007
  4. ^ Lawrence Medieval Monasticism p. 186
  5. ^ a b Fryde, et. al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 255

References

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Robert Grosseteste
Bishop of Lincoln
1253–1258
Succeeded by
Richard of Gravesend
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