William Senhouse

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The Right Reverend
William Senhouse
Bishop of Durham
Church Roman Catholic
Appointed 27 June 1502
Term ended 1505
Predecessor Richard Foxe
Successor Christopher Bainbridge
Consecration 1496
Personal details
Died 1505
Previous post Bishop of Carlisle

William Senhouse (died 1505), also called William Sever, was an English priest, successively Bishop of Carlisle, 1495–1502, and Bishop of Durham, 1502–1505.

Senhouse was educated at the University of Oxford and became a Benedictine monk at St Mary's Abbey, York, being elected abbot in 1485. He was selected as bishop of Carlisle on 4 September 1495, and consecrated in 1496.[1] He was translated to Durham on 27 June 1502.[2]

Senhouse died in 1505.[2]


  1. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 236
  2. 2.0 2.1 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, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Richard Bell
Bishop of Carlisle
Succeeded by
Roger Leyburn
Preceded by
Richard Foxe
Bishop of Durham
Succeeded by
Christopher Bainbridge