Eustace of Fauconberg

Eustace of Fauconberg was a medieval English Bishop of London from 1221 to 1228 and was also Lord High Treasurer.

Eustace of Fauconberg
Bishop of London
Elected26 February 1221
Term endedOctober 1228
PredecessorWilliam of Sainte-Mère-Eglise
SuccessorRoger Niger
Other post(s)Prebendary of Holbourn
Consecration25 April 1221
Personal details
DiedOctober 1228
6th Lord High Treasurer
In office
4 November 1217 – 1228
MonarchHenry III
Preceded byWilliam of Ely
Succeeded byWalter Mauclerk


Eustace was the son of Walter de Fauconberg of Rise-in-Holderness in the East Riding of the English county of Yorkshire.

Eustace was selected as treasurer in 1217, probably on 4 November, and held the office until his death.[1] He held the prebend of Holbourn in the diocese of London[2] before being elected to the see of London on 26 February 1221 and consecrated on 25 April 1221.[3]

Eustace died between 24 and 31 October 1228.[3] There was a tomb memorial to him in the quire at Old St Paul's Cathedral.[4]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 103
  2. ^ Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 1, St. Paul's, London: Bishops
  3. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 258
  4. ^ "Memorials of St Paul's Cathedral" Sinclair, W. p93: London; Chapman & Hall, Ltd; 1909


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Greenway, Diana E. (1968). "Bishops". Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300. Vol. 1, St. Paul's, London. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 29 October 2007.
Political offices
Preceded by Lord High Treasurer
Succeeded by
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of London
Succeeded by