William Bateman; c 1298-1355; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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William Bateman; c 1298-1355; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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c 1298-1355

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Son of William Bateman of Norwich and his mother Margery. Sir Bartholomew Bateman of Flixton was his eldest son. Direct line descendants of the Batemans of Mendham, Suffolk. Died 6 January 1355. Was bailiff of Norwich 11 times between 1301 and 1326, burgess in Parliament in 1326, and lord of the manor in Titshall. Educated in Norwich, particularly liking civil law. Studied at Cambridge and commenced doctor in the faculty of law at about 30 years of age. Noted for his great knowledge. Became Auditor of the Pope's own palace, and one of his chaplains. Made Dean of Lincoln. He designed the foundation of Trinity Hall in Cambridge. Gonville and Caius was also partially founded by him in that he completed the work left unfinished. Procured the advowsons of Briston and Burningham in Holt, Wood Dalling and Stalham in Norfolk, and of Cowlidge in Suffolk. Prov. 23 or 24 January 1344, temp. 2 March 1344, consecrated 23 May 1344. Died in Avignon.

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Avignon, France; Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; Norwich, Norfolk; Titshall, Norfolk

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clergyman; Bishop of Norwich

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Created on: 21/11/2003 by Droip

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