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James Goldwell (died 15 February 1499) was a medieval Dean of Salisbury and Bishop of Norwich.
Goldwell was one of the sons of William and Avice Goldwell, both of whom died in 1485. He had a brother, Nicholas Goldwell, who survived him. He was nominated on 17 July 1472 and was consecrated on 4 October 1472. He died on 15 February 1499.
Goldwell was educated at All Souls' College, Oxford where he graduated B.Can.L. 1449 and D.C.L 1452.
He was appointed:
- President of St George's Hall in the Castle, Oxford 1452
- Rector of St John the Evangelist, London 1455
- Rector of Rivenhall, Essex 1455
- Prebendary of Widland in St Paul's Cathedral 1457
- Prebendary of Sneating in St Paul's Cathedral 1458
- Prebendary of Islington in St Paul's Cathedral 1459 - 1461
- Registrar of the Order of the Garter 1460
- Rector of Cliffe-at-Hoo, Kent
- Archdeacon of Essex, 1461
- Canon of Hereford Cathedral 1461
- Prebenary of Stratford in Salisbury Cathedral 1462
- Dean of Salisbury 1463
- Principal Secretary of State to King Edward IV
- Master of the Rolls 1471
- Papal Protonotary
- Bishop of Norwich 1472, consecrated at St Blaise, Rome
Goldwell was appointed to the sixth stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in 1460 and held this until 1472.
- ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 262
- ^ Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle