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Simon Bloet

Simon Bloet
Dean of Lincoln
See Diocese of Lincoln
Appointed 1093 approx
Term ended Between 1114-1129
Predecessor Ranulph or Ralph
Successor Nigel
Other posts Dean and/or Prebendary in London
Personal details
Born 1095 approx
Briqueville-la-Blouette, Manche, Normandy, France
Died unknown, died in exile
Denomination Catholic

Simon Bloet was a priest in the Roman Catholic Church and a member of the Norman noble family that held Ivry in Normandy.

He was brought up in Royal fashion. He soon advanced in King Henry I's friendship and in court offices. On his fathers death he was fostered by William Rufus. He was described by Henry of Huntingdon as being "quick-witted, a good speaker, physically handsome, radiant with charm, young in years but old in prudence, but tainted with the sin of pride". Whilst attaining such prestige he, for an unknown reason, fell into disfavor and was imprisoned by King Henry I. He escaped by way of a sewer to live in poverty and exile sometime before 1134.

Career

He was appointed by his father, Robert Bloet Bishop of Lincoln as Dean of Lincoln and was a Prebendary of Aylesbury sometime after 1093 whilst still a young child. He may have been a Dean and Prebendary in London sometime after 1114 and before 1129.

Family

Appears to have had one son, Roger Blewett.

References

  • Lipscomb, George. The history and antiquities of the county of Buckingham (1847). 
  • Frank, George. William Rufus.  


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