John of Coutances

John of Coutances
Bishop of Worcester
Church Catholic
See Diocese of Worcester
In office 1196–1198
Predecessor Henry de Sully
Successor Mauger of Worcester
Orders
Consecration 20 October 1196
Personal details
Died September 1198
Previous post Archdeacon of Oxford

John of Coutances was a medieval Bishop of Worcester.

Life

John was a nephew of Walter of Coutances, Bishop of Lincoln and was treasurer of the diocese of Lisieux before his uncle appointed him Archdeacon of Oxford sometime before December of 1184. He also was dean of Rouen, and retained the treasurership of Lisieux while archdeacon.[1]

John was elected in January 1196 and consecrated on 20 October 1196. He died on 24 September 1198[2] or on 25 September. His death was commemorated on 24 September.[3]

John should not be confused with a different John of Coutances who, in the 11th–12th century, wrote a chronicle of the Church at Coutances, France.

Notes

References

  • British History Online Archdeacons of Oxford accessed on 3 November 2007
  • British History Online Bishops of Worcester accessed on 3 November 2007
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Henry de Sully
Bishop of Worcester
1196–1198
Succeeded by
Mauger of Worcester
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