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Roger de Meyland

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Roger de Meyland
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
ElectedJanuary 1257
Term ended16 December 1295
PredecessorRoger Weseham
SuccessorWalter Langton
Other post(s)papal chaplain
Consecration10 March 1258
Personal details
Died16 December 1295

Roger de Meyland[a] (died 1295) was a medieval Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, England.

Roger was a cousin of King Henry III of England, although the exact relationship is unclear.[1] Roger was born c. 1215, and may have been a son of William de Longespee, uncle of Henry III. Little is known of his early career, and he first appears in 1257 as a canon of Lichfield and a papal chaplain.[2] He was elected in January 1257, and consecrated on 10 March 1258.[3] His election was probably due to the influence of Richard of Cornwall, King Henry's brother, whom Roger later accompanied to Germany, where Richard had been elected king.[2]

Roger was High Sheriff of Berkshire in 1271.

Roger died on 16 December 1295.[3]


  1. ^ Or Roger de Longespée, Roger de Meuland, Roger Longespee or Roger de Molend


  1. ^ Moorman Church Life in England p. 159
  2. ^ a b Carpenter "Meuland, Roger de" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  3. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 253


  • Carpenter, D. A. (2004). "Meuland, Roger de (c.1215–1295)" ((subscription or UK public library membership required)). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/37908.
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Moorman, John R. H. (1955). Church Life in England in the Thirteenth Century (Revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. OCLC 213820968.
Political offices
Preceded by
William de L'Isle
Sheriff of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
Succeeded by
Gilbert de Kirkby
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Roger Weseham
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Succeeded by
Walter Langton
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