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Orford, Robertlocked

(d. 1310)
  • Dorothy M. Owen

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Orford, Robert (d. 1310), bishop of Ely, presumably originated from Orford, Suffolk. Ely Cathedral priory had lands there, and Orford became a monk, and eventually prior, of that house. Following the death of Ralph Walpole on 20 March 1302, Orford was elected bishop by the convent by the way of compromise on 14 April, and gained royal assent on 6 May, but the election was quashed on 16 July by ...

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