William Chillenden
Archbishop-elect of Canterbury
Elected9 September 1270
Quashedsummer 1272
PredecessorBoniface of Savoy
SuccessorRobert Kilwardby
Other post(s)Prior of Christ Church, Canterbury
Consecration(never consecrated)
Personal details
Died13 September 1274

William Chillenden, (died 1274) also known as Adam of Chillenden, was a monk at Christ Church Priory, Canterbury, and treasurer of that priory when he was elected Prior of Christ Church in 1263 (or 1264).[1]

Chillenden was elected to be Archbishop of Canterbury in England on 9 September 1270. King Edward I, however, had wanted his Chancellor Robert Burnell elected.[2] Chillenden's election was set aside by the pope in the summer of 1272 and he never received his pallium.[3]

Chillenden died on 13 September 1274.[1]


  1. ^ a b Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 2: Monastic Cathedrals (Northern and Southern Provinces): Canterbury: Priors
  2. ^ Prestwich Edward I p. 73
  3. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 233


  • 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. (1971). "Canterbury: Priors". Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300. Vol. 2: Monastic Cathedrals (Northern and Southern Provinces). Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 11 September 2007.
  • Prestwich, Michael (1997). Edward I. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-07157-4.
Catholic Church titles Preceded byRoger de St Elphege Prior of Christ Church, Canterbury 1263/4–1274 Succeeded byThomas Ringmere Preceded byBoniface of Savoy(archbishop) Archbishop-elect of Canterbury 1270–1272 Succeeded byRobert Kilwardby(archbishop)