From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nicholas Longespee was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury . Longespee was the son of Ela, 3rd Countess of Salisbury, and William Longespee. He was a canon of Salisbury Cathedral before 1272 and held the office of treasurer of the diocese of Salisbury before 1275. He also held the position of rector of Lacock.
01/12/2017 · Nicholas Longespee was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury. He was the son of William Longespee, Earl of Salisbury and William's wife, Ela.  He was a canon of Salisbury Cathedral before 1272 and held the office of treasurer of the diocese of Salisbury before 1275. He also held the position of rector of Lacock. 
- circa 1218
- May 18, 1297 (74-83)England
- Salisbury (Wiltshire) England
- Ladies Chapel Cathedral, Eng
When Nicholas Longespée, Bishop of Salisbury was born in 1220, in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, his father, William Longespée 3rd Earl of Salisbury, was 44 and his mother, Lady Ela FitzPatrick 3rd Countess of Salisbury, was 33. He died on 18 May 1297, in his hometown, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.
Nicholas Longespee was also appointed as the Rector of The Parish of Wyke Regis in Weymouth in 1263. In his will he left money for the relief of the poor in Wyke Regis. Longespee was elected bishop between 8 November and 12 December 1291 and consecrated on 16 March 1292.
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Birth and Parentage
Nicholas Longespée was the son of William de Longespée and Ela, Countess of Salisbury. His birth date is uncertain, but he was still a ward of his mother in 1236, so it must have been after 1215.
Although he did not have a university degree, he had a successful ecclesiastical career. In 1236 he was presented to the church of Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire with the agreement of his brother Stephen, who was patron of the living.(Note that this does not necessarily mean he was of age then: it was not unknown for men under 21 to be presented to church livings.) By September 1248 he was rector of Iwerne Minster, Dorset. He acquired other parish livings. He was rector of South Tawton, Devon...
Nicholas had at least two children, probably by a mistress: 1. Nicholas 2. Alice, who married Geoffrey de Japrpenville in 1260/1261. After his death she probably married Willia de Barneville of Harrow, Middlesex.
Nicholas may have had another son, William, who called himself son of Nicholas Longespé in charters and who held an interest in the church of Brocklesby, Lincolnshire.↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Douglas Richardson. Plantagenet Ancestry, 2nd edition 2011, Vol. II, pp. 427-428, LONGESPÉE 3.iv↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - entry for 'Longespée, Nicholas', online 2009, revised 2010, available online via some libraries↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 William Lisle Bowles and John Gough Nichols. Annals and Antiquities of Lacock Abbey, pub. John Bowyer Nichols and Son, London, 1835, pp. 157-160, Internet Archive↑ 'Treasurers', in Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300, Vol. 4, Salisbury, ed. Diana E Greenway (London, 1991), pp. 20-23. British History Online, accessed 6 July 2019
Nicholas Longespée († May 18, 1297) was a bishop in the English diocese of Salisbury. Nicholas was the fourth and youngest son of William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury and his wife Ela of Salisbury. His father was the illegitimate son of King Henry II and was one of the most influential English magnates until his death in 1226 .
Nicholas Longespée († 18. Mai 1297) war ein Bischof der englischen Diözese Salisbury. Nicholas war der vierte und jüngste Sohn von William Longespée, 3. Earl of Salisbury und von dessen Frau Ela of Salisbury. Sein Vater war ein unehelicher Sohn von König Heinrich II. und gehörte bis zu seinem Tod 1226 zu den einflussreichsten englischen Magnaten.