John Fordham

John Fordham

Infobox bishopbiog
name =John Fordham

religion =Catholic
See =Diocese of Ely
Title = Bishop of Ely
Period = 1388–1425
Predecessor = Thomas Arundel
Successor =Philip Morgan
ordination =
bishops = Bishop of Durham
post =
date of birth =
place of birth =
date of death = Date of death|1425|11|19
place of death =

John Fordham was Bishop of Durham and Bishop of Ely.

He was keeper of the privy seal of Prince Richard from 1376 to 1377 and Dean of Wells before being named Lord Privy Seal in June of 1377. He held that office until December of 1381.Fryde "Handbook of British Chronology" p. 94]

He was nominated to Durham on September 9 1381 and consecrated on January 5 1382. He was translated to Ely on April 3 1388.Fryde "Handbook of British Chronology" p. 242]

He briefly served as Lord High Treasurer in 1386.Fryde "Handbook of British Chronology" p. 106]

He died on November 19 1425.Fryde "Handbook of British Chronology" p. 244]




NAME= Fordham, John
SHORT DESCRIPTION= Bishop of Durham; Bishop of Ely; Lord Privy Seal; Lord High Treasurer
DATE OF DEATH=November 19, 1425

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