A list of all the English and Welsh bishops arranged alphabetically by surname. Unless otherwise stated, the year of appointment is the year of consecration and the end of tenure is the year of death. Bishops who were translated have separate entries for each bishopric held.

Source:

  • Fryde, E. B., Greenway, D. E., Porter, S., Roy, I. (1986), Handbook of British Chronology (RHS, Guides and Handbooks, 2, 3rd edn, London: Royal Historical Society).

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Name Year appointed Notes on appointment End of tenure Notes on end of tenure Diocese
Abbot, George 1609 1610 translated Coventry & Lichfield
Abbot, George 1610 confirmed 1611 translated London
Abbot, George 1611 confirmed 1633 Canterbury
Abbot, Robert 1615 1618 Salisbury
Abernethy, John 1616 provided 1638 resigned Caithness
Adair, Archibald 1630 1641 translated Killala
Adair, Archibald 1641 nominated 1647 Waterford and Lismore
Adamson, Patrick 1576 1592 St Andrews
Agar, Charles 1768 1779 translated Cloyne
Agar, Charles 1779 nominated 1801 translated Cashel
Agar, Charles 1801 nominated 1809 Dublin
Aitken, James 1676 nominated 1680 translated Moray
Aitken, James 1680 provided 1687 Galloway
Aldrich, Robert 1537 1556 Carlisle
Alexander, Nathaniel 1802 1804 translated Clonfert
Alexander, Nathaniel 1804 nominated 1804 translated Killaloe
Alexander, Nathaniel 1804 nominated 1823 translated Down
Alexander, Nathaniel 1823 nominated 1840 Meath
Allen, Edmund 1559 nominated 1559 Rochester
Allen, Hugh 1572 1582 translated Down
Allen, Hugh 1582 1599 Ferns
Allen, Joseph 1834 1836 translated Bristol
Alley, William 1560 1570 Exeter
Andrewes, Lancelot 1605 1609 translated Chichester
Andrewes, Lancelot 1609 confirmed 1619 translated Ely
Andrewes, Lancelot 1619 confirmed 1626 Winchester
Andrews, George 1635 1648 Ferns
Arbuthnot, Alexander 1823 1828 Killaloe
Archbishop of Canterbury 1540 1835 Lincoln
Ashburnham, William 1754 1797 Chichester
Ashe, St George 1695 1697 translated Cloyne
Ashe, St George 1697 nominated 1717 translated Clogher
Atherton, John 1636 nominated 1640 Waterford and Lismore
Atterbury, Francis 1713 1723 deprived Rochester
Aylmer, John 1577 1594 London