Thomas Hatfield

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Thomas Hatfield
Bishop of Durham
Church Catholic
Elected 8 May 1345
Term ended 8 May 1381
Predecessor Richard Aungerville
Successor John Fordham
Consecration 7 August 1345
Personal details
Died 8 May 1381

Thomas Hatfield (died 1381) was Bishop of Durham from 1345 to 1381.

Hatfield was receiver of the chamber when he was selected to be Lord Privy Seal in late 1344. He relinquished that office to his successor in July 1345.[1]

Hatfield was elected on 8 May 1345 and consecrated on 7 August 1345. He died on 8 May 1381.[2]

Hatfield College, a constituent college of the University of Durham is named after him.


  1. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 94
  2. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 242


  • 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Political offices
Preceded by
John de Ufford
Lord Privy Seal
Succeeded by
John Thoresby
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Richard Aungerville
Bishop of Durham
Succeeded by
John Fordham