Walter Suffield; ?-1257; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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Walter Suffield; ?-1257; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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?-1257

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Nephew was William de Calthorp. His sister was Lady Ela. Also a niece called Ela. Brother Ralf de Huntendon. From Suffield in Norfolk. His surname was Calthorp (from Calthorpe in Norfolk). He was doctor of the decrees at the University of Paris, and was elected there on 9 July 1244, temp. 17 July 1244, and consecrated in the abbey church of Carhow (Carrow) by Norwich on 26 February 1245. In 1249 he resided at his palace at Eccles, and in 1250 obtained a charter of free warren for him and his successors. In 1252 he confirmed the foundation of the free chapel of St Andrew in Hales by Lodne. He established and endowed St Giles' Hospital in Holmestreet, Norwich, and founded the Chapel of the Virgin Mary in Norwich Cathedral. He was interred before the high altar in this chapel after his death. His will dated the Monday before Midsummer Day, 1256 at Hoxne. Died 19 or 20 May 1257.

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Norwich, Norfolk

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clergyman; Bishop of Norwich

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GB/153/NM/5434

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Created on: 21/11/2003 by Droip

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