William Percy
Bishop of Carlisle
Appointed30 August 1452
Term ended26 April 1462
PredecessorNicholas Close
SuccessorJohn Kingscote
Consecrationbetween 16 November and 18 December 1452
Personal details
Born7 April 1428
Died26 April 1462

William Percy (7 April 1428 at Alnwick Castle – 26 April 1462) was a late medieval Bishop of Carlisle. He was the fifth son of Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, and his wife Lady Eleanor Neville. Percy was in 1451 appointed to be Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, a post he held until 1456.[citation needed] He was selected 30 August 1452 to be Bishop of Carlisle following the appointment of his predecessor Nicholas Close to the Bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield. Percy was consecrated between 16 November and 18 December 1452. He died on 26 April 1462.[1]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 236