Fulk Basset (bishop of London)

Fulk Basset (died 1259) was a medieval Bishop of London.

Fulk Basset
Bishop of London
Elected1241
Term ended21 May 1259
PredecessorRoger Niger
SuccessorHenry Wingham
Orders
Consecration9 October 1244
Personal details
Died21 May 1259
Buried25 May 1259
DenominationCatholic

Basset became Dean of York in 1239. He was elected as Bishop of London in 1241, probably in December.[1] His election was confirmed by the archbishop on 23 January 1244 and he was consecrated on 9 October 1244.[2] He died on 21 May 1259.[1] His death was commemorated on 21 May 1259 and he was buried on 25 May 1259.

Basset held the manor of Marden, Wiltshire which had in 1229 been granted by the Crown to his brother Gilbert.[3]

His nephew, Richard Talbot, was elected Bishop of London in 1262, but died before he could be consecrated.[2]

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 258
  2. ^ a b Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 1, St. Paul's, London: Bishops
  3. ^ Baggs, A.P.; Crowley, D.A.; Pugh, Ralph B.; Stevenson, Janet H.; Tomlinson, Margaret (1975). Crittall, Elizabeth (ed.). "Victoria County History: Wiltshire: Vol 10 pp 119–125 – Parishes: Marden". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 19 September 2018.

ReferencesEdit

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Roger Niger
Bishop of London
1244–1259
Succeeded by
Henry Wingham