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Button [Bitton], Williamlocked

(d. 1264)
  • David Gary Shaw

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Button [Bitton], William (d. 1264), bishop of Bath and Wells, was probably born in the Gloucestershire village of Bitton from which he was named, and in which his nephew Thomas Bitton or Button (d. 1307), bishop of Exeter, built a chapel in 1299. His family was a notable source of competent west-country church officials, and many relatives were promoted under his patronage. His career was launched under ...

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Chancery records (Public Record Office)
H. R. Luard, ed., , 7 vols., RS, 57 (1872–83)
Historical Manuscripts Commission
H. R. Luard, ed., , 5 vols., RS, 36 (1864–9)