Thomas de Melsonby

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Thomas of Melsonby
Bishop of Durham
Elected 1 June 1237
Term ended resigned after 1237
Predecessor Richard le Poor
Successor Nicholas Farnham
Other posts Prior of Durham
Personal details
Died after 1244
Denomination Catholic

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 by
Radulf Kerneth
Prior of Durham
Succeeded by
Betram de Middleton
Preceded by
Richard le Poor
Bishop of Durham
resigned see

Succeeded by
Nicholas Farnham