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Neville, Robertlocked

  • A. J. Pollard


Neville, Robert (1404–1457), bishop of Durham, was the fourth surviving son of Ralph Neville, first earl of Westmorland (c. 1364–1425), and Joan Beaufort (d. 1440), daughter of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster. He was destined for the church from childhood, being granted in 1411 (when he was seven or eight) licence to hold any benefice with cure of souls on entering his eighteenth year. Preferment came earlier, however, for his father's ally, ...

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