John Rickingale D.D. also known as John de Rickingale (died 1429) was a medieval Bishop of Chichester, Master of Gonville Hall, Cambridge, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and Chancellor of York Minster.
|Bishop of Chichester|
|Appointed||27 February 1426|
|Term ended||about 6 July 1429|
|Died||about 6 July 1429|
Rickingale was the last rector of Hemingbrough rectory before Prior John Wessington converted it into a collegiate church. This happened when Rickingale was nominated as bishop of Chichester on 27 February 1426. The nomination was through the interest of John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, to whom he was confessor. He was consecrated in Mortlake parish church on 30 or 3 June 1426. He was an early humanist.
Rickingale died about 6 July 1429 and is buried in the north aisle of Chichester Cathedral. He left instructions that a marble effigy of himself should be left as a monument over his tomb. The following verses are engraved on his tomb:
Tu qualis cris ? quid mundi quæris honores.
See what thou soon shall be ! Why dost thou seek
Worldly honours ? Think on thy sins, and weep.
Behold in me, what thou shalt shortly be,
Death at the doors,cries — come along with me.
- William Richard Wood Stephens, 1876. Memorials of the South Saxon See and Cathedral Church of Chichester, page 137
- Jacob, E.F., 1956. St. Richard of Chichester, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 7(2)
- CHANCELLORS OF CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY 1246-1950, genuki.org.uk
- Hay, A., The History of Chichester: Interpersed with Various Notes and Observations .., page 456
- Dobson, R.B., 2005. Durham Priory 1400-1450, Cambridge University Press, page 157
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 239
- Henry VI, 1430: CP40no677, By Rosemary Simons, aalt.law.uh.edu
Stephen le Scrope
| Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
| Master of Gonville Hall
|Catholic Church titles|
| Rector of Hemingbrough
| Bishop of Chichester