James Goldwell
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James Goldwell

James Goldwell
Bishop of Norwich
Appointed17 July 1472
Term ended15 February 1499
PredecessorWalter Hart
SuccessorThomas Jane
Other postsDean of Salisbury
Consecration4 October 1472
Personal details
Died15 February 1499
DenominationRoman Catholic

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.[1] He was nominated on 17 July 1472 and was consecrated on 4 October 1472. He died on 15 February 1499.[2]


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.[3]


  1. ^ Hayes 2004.
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 262
  3. ^ Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle


  • Hayes, Rosemary C.E. (2004). "Goldwell, James (d. 1499)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/10926.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.

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