Thomas of Melsonby
Bishop of Durham
Elected1 June 1237
Term endedresigned after 1237
PredecessorRichard le Poor
SuccessorNicholas Farnham
Other post(s)Prior of Durham
Personal details
Diedafter 1244

Thomas de Melsonby (died after 1244) was a medieval Bishop of Durham-elect and Prior of Durham.

Melsonby was the son of the rector of Melsonby.[1] He was prior of a cell at Coldingham before being elected prior of Durham Cathedral in about 1233.[2] He was elected to the see of Durham on 1 June 1237 but King Henry III of England objected. After lawsuits, Melsonby resigned the bishopric.[1] He remained prior until 1244 when he resigned that office. He died sometime after 1244.[2]



Catholic Church titles Preceded byRadulf Kerneth Prior of Durham 1234–1244 Succeeded byBetram de Middleton Preceded byRichard le Poor Bishop of Durhamresigned see 1237–1241 Succeeded byNicholas Farnham