John Chandler (bishop)

John Chandler (or Chaundler) was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury.

John Chandler
Bishop of Salisbury
Elected15 November 1417
Term ended16 July 1426
PredecessorRobert Hallam
SuccessorRobert Neville
Consecration12 December 1417
Personal details
Died16 July 1426

Chandler became a resident canon at Salisbury in 1383 and was elected dean in 1404.[1]

Chandler was first elected as bishop on 16 June 1407, but the election was quashed on 22 June 1407. He was elected again on 15 November 1417 and consecrated on 12 December 1417. He died on 16 July 1426.[2]

A record of Chandler's work as Dean is the earliest and most complete medieval dean's register to survive at Salisbury. It includes detailed records and inventories from his visitations to each prebendal parish in 1405, 1408-9 and 1412.[3][4]


  1. ^ Timmins 1984, p. xiii.
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 271
  3. ^ Timmins 1984, p. xv.
  4. ^ Plumtree 2018, p. 281.


  • Timmins, T.C.B., ed. (1984). "The Register of John Chandler - Dean of Salisbury 1404-17" (PDF). Wiltshire Record Society. Devizes: Alan Sutton. 39. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  • 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.
  • Plumtree, J. (2018). "Sex, Lies, and Visitations: Secrets and Discovery in the Registers of John Waltham and John Chandler". In Meirinhos, J. (ed.). Secrets and Discovery in the Middle Ages. Brepols. pp. 247–257. ISBN 978-2-503-57745-6.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Robert Hallam
Bishop of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Robert Neville