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Philip Morgan (bishop)

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Philip Morgan
Bishop of Ely
Installed27 February 1426
Term ended25 October 1435
PredecessorJohn Fordham
SuccessorLewis of Luxembourg
Consecration3 December 1419
Personal details
Died25 October 1435
Bishop's Hatfield, Hertfordshire
BuriedChurch of the Charterhouse, London.
DenominationRoman Catholic

Philip Morgan (died 1435) was a Welsh clergyman who served as Bishop of Worcester (1419–1426), then as Bishop of Ely (1426–1435).[1]

Morgan had acquired the degree of Doctor of Laws some time before 1398, when he is mentioned in the Episcopal Registers of St. David's as rector of Aberedw, although not yet ordained priest.[1] He became chaplain to King Henry V of England[2] and accompanied him on his campaigns in Normandy in 1417–20. He was given a diplomatic role and was appointed Chancellor of Normandy in April 1418.[3]

Morgan was elected Bishop of Worcester on 24 April and appointed on 19 June 1419.[4] He received possession of the temporalities of the Diocese of Worcester on 18 October and was consecrated on 3 December 1419[4] in Rouen Cathedral while still in France with King Henry.[3] He was postulated to the archbishopric of York in November or December 1423, but the move was quashed on 14 February 1424.[5] He remained Bishop of Worcester until he was translated to the bishopric of Ely on 27 February and received possession of the temporalities of the Diocese of Ely on 22 April 1426.[6]

Morgan died at Bishop's Hatfield, Hertfordshire on 25 October 1435, and buried at the church of the Charterhouse in London.[1][6]


  1. ^ a b c Walter Thomas Morgan. "Morgan, Philip (died 1435), bishop of Worcester (1419) and of Ely (1426)". Dictionary of Welsh Biography. National Library of Wales. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  2. ^ Alfred Hugh Fisher; Edward Fairbrother Strange; Henri Jean Louis Joseph Massé (1910). The Cathedral Church of Gloucester: A Description of Its Fabric and a Brief History of the Episcopal See. G. Bell. p. 106.
  3. ^ a b Christopher Allmand (1 November 2014). Henry V. Yale University Press. p. 188. ISBN 978-0-300-21293-8.
  4. ^ a b Fryde et al. 1996, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 279.
  5. ^ Fryde et al. 1996, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 282.
  6. ^ a b Fryde et al. 1996, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 244.


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
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Preceded by Bishop of Worcester
Succeeded by
Preceded byas archbishop Archbishop-elect of York
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Ely
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