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Swinfield, Richardlocked

(d. 1317)
  • Philippa Hoskin


Swinfield, Richard (d. 1317), bishop of Hereford, came from Kent. His name suggests that his family originated from the parish of Swingfield near Folkestone, and he continued to hold land in the county, at Womenswold near Canterbury, while he was bishop. His date of birth is unrecorded and little is known about his family. His father, ...

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