Hugh of Beaulieu
Bishop of Carlisle
Elected1 August 1218
Term ended4 June 1223
PredecessorBernard
SuccessorWalter Mauclerk
Other post(s)Abbot of Beaulieu
Orders
Consecration24 February 1219
Personal details
Died4 June 1223

Hugh of Beaulieu (died 1223) was a medieval English Bishop of Carlisle.

Life

Hugh was the first abbot of the Cistercian Beaulieu Abbey, which had originally been located at Faringdon in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), before he was selected for the see of Carlisle.[1] In 1214 and 1216, Hugh was censured by the Chapter General of the Cistercian Order for the ostentation of his lifestyle.[2] He was accused of eating off silver plate, keeping a guard dog in his bedroom with a silver chain, and of too much revelry with earls and knights.[3] While abbot, he attended the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215.[4] He had been deposed as abbot before he was chosen as bishop,[5] at some point shortly before 1218.[3] He was elected about 1 August 1218, and consecrated on 24 February 1219.[6] He was not the choice of the cathedral chapter of Carlisle, and his election was forced on them.[7] He died on 4 June 1223.[6]

Citations

  1. ^ Doubleday and Page History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 2: Houses of Cistercian Monks: Abbey of Beaulieu
  2. ^ Moorman Church Life p. 276
  3. ^ a b Knowles Monastic Order p. 659
  4. ^ Moorman Church Life p. 237
  5. ^ Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300: Volume 2: Monastic Cathedrals (Northern and Southern Provinces): Carlisle: Bishops Archived 20 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b Fryde. et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 235
  7. ^ Moorman Church Life p. 162

References

  • Doubleday, H. Arthur; Page, William, eds. (1903). A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 2: Houses of Cistercian Monks: Abbey of Beaulieu. Victoria County History. Retrieved 24 August 2007.
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Greenway, Diana E. (1977). Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300: Volume 2: Monastic Cathedrals (Northern and Southern Provinces): Carlisle: Bishops. Institute of Historical Research. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2007.
  • Knowles, David (1976). The Monastic Order in England: A History of its Development from the Times of St. Dunstan to the Fourth Lateran Council, 940–1216 (Second reprint ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-05479-6.
  • Moorman, John R. H. (1955). Church Life in England in the Thirteenth Century (Revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. OCLC 213820968.

Further reading

Catholic Church titles Preceded byBernard Bishop of Carlisle 1218–1223 Succeeded byWalter Mauclerk