James Blakedon

James Blakedon O.P., D.Th. (died 1464) was a medieval prelate who served as Bishop of Achonry from 1442 to 1453, then Bishop of Bangor from 1453 to 1464.

A Dominican friar and Doctor of Theology,[1] he was born in Blakedon (or Blackdon) in Somerset, England.[2] He was appointed Bishop of Achonry in Ireland by the Holy See on 15 October 1442,[3] although it is not known if he ever made a visitation to that diocese. He did act as a suffragan bishop in the English dioceses of Salisbury, Bath & Wells, Exeter, and Worcester between 1442 and 1453.[3] He was translated to the bishopric of Bangor in Wales on 7 February 1453.[4] Around that time he also became Master of St Catherine's Hospital at Bedminster, Bristol.[2] He held those two last appointments until his death, sometime before 3 October 1464.[4]


  1. ^ Jones, B. (1965). "Bishops of Bangor". Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300–1541: Volume 11: The Welsh Dioceses. pp. 3–5.
  2. ^ a b Cotton 1850, The Province of Connaught, pp. 101–102.
  3. ^ a b Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 329.
  4. ^ a b Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 291.


  • Cotton, Henry (1850). The Province of Connaught. Fasti Ecclesiae Hiberniae: The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Volume 4. Dublin: Hodges and Smith.
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Jones, B. (1965). The Welsh Dioceses. Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300–1541. Volume 11. British History Online.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Tadhg Ó Dalaigh
Bishop of Achonry
Succeeded by
Cornelius Ó Mochain
Preceded by
John Stanberry
Bishop of Bangor
Succeeded by
Richard Edenham