Andrew of London

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Andrew of London
Bishop of Winchester-elect
Elected3 February 1261
Quashedbefore 22 June 1262
PredecessorAymer de Valence
SuccessorWilliam de Taunton
Personal details
Diedafter 8 April 1278
Previous postPrior of Winchester

Andrew of London was a medieval Bishop of Winchester elect. He should not be mistaken for his namesake who participated in the siege of Lisbon in 1147.

Andrew was elected bishop in a disputed election held on 3 February 1261, when Andrew won a minority of the votes of the cathedral chapter, and William de Taunton won the majority. Andrew held the office of Prior of Winchester at the time of the disputed election.[1] He probably was forced into the office of prior by the previous bishop of Winchester, Aymer de Valence about 1255. He received a dispensation for his illegitimacy on 10 December 1258 from Pope Alexander IV and became a papal chaplain in 1259.[2] The election to bishop of both men was quashed by the pope before 22 June 1262,[1] and Andrew attempted to recover the office of prior, but was unsuccessful. He died sometime after 8 April 1278 when he was once more unsuccessful in regaining the priorate.[2]


  1. ^ a b British History Online Bishops of Winchester Archived 14 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine accessed on 2 November 2007
  2. ^ a b British History Online Priors of Winchester accessed on 2 November 2007


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Aymer de Valence
Bishop of Winchester
Succeeded by
William de Taunton