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 Thomas Charlton

Thomas Charlton

Birth
Death c.1343
Burial Hereford, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England
Memorial ID 11850 · View Source
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Anglican Bishop, Chancellor of Ireland. Thomas Charlton (sometimes Cherleton) was the younger brother of John, 1 st Lord Charlton (1268-1353), and, like his brother, served the court of Edward II. A doctor of civil law, he became the prebendary of St. Paul’s, archdeacon of Northumberland, archdeacon of Wells, dean of the collegiate church of St. Mary’s, Stafford, and prebendary of the college of Pontesbury. After serving as clerk to Edward II for a time, he was made Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal. On October 18, 1327, he was consecrated Bishop of Hereford. The following May, he was made Lord High Treasurer, a position he held until September 1329. In 1335, he was appointed to maintain the peace on the southern marches and to repress the commotion on the Welsh border “both by spiritual and, if need be, by other weapons.” This experience led to his appointment as Chancellor of Ireland under his brother John and, subsequently governor in 1337. On May 15, 1338, he became “custos Hiberniae” as well as chancellor, and received the praise of Edward III for his work in Ireland. He returned to England in 1340. Upon his death, he was buried in the northern part of the transept of his cathedral.

Bio by: Eileen Cunningham


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  • Added: 23 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11850
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Charlton (unknown–c.1343), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11850, citing Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .