Bateman, William an English prelate of the 14th century, was born at Norwich, and was sent to the University of Cambridge, where he took the degree of doctor of civil law before he was thirty years of age. In 1328 he was collated to the archdeaconry of Norwich, and soon after visited Rome, where he was appointed to various ecclesiastical honors. In 1343, being made bishop of Norwich, he returned to his native country, and in 1347 founded Trinity Hall in Cambridge. He died Jan. 6, 1355, at Avignon, on a diplomatic visit to the pope. He was a man Of great personal integrity and strictness of adminisbration.