William Wells (bishop)

William Wells was a medieval abbot of St. Mary's Abbey, York and Bishop of Rochester.

William Wells
Bishop of Rochester
Appointed19 September 1436
Term endedFebruary 1444
PredecessorThomas Brunce
SuccessorJohn Low
Consecration24 March 1437
Personal details
DiedFebruary 1444

Wells was elected to the abbacy of St. Mary's in 1423, succeeding Thomas Spofford. He resigned in 1436.[1] Wells was nominated as Bishop of Rochester on 19 September 1436 and consecrated on 24 March 1437. He died between 8 February and 25 February 1444.[2]


  1. ^ "Houses of Benedictine monks: Abbey of St Mary, York". A History of the County of York: Volume 3. Victoria County History. 1974. pp. 107–112.
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 268


  • 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.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Rochester
Succeeded by