Everton, Silvester De

Everton, Silvester De an English prelate of the 13th century, took his name from Everton, a village in Bedfordshire. He received the lord chancellorship of England in 1246, and was very skilful in customs of chancery. The next year he was consecrated bishop of Carlisle. With the rest of the English bishops he boldly requested of Henry III that all foreigners and insufficient persons might be put out of their bishoprics. The king retorted on the bishops, singling out Silvester as to the point of insufficiency. Everton lost his life by a fall from a horse, in 1254. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 1:168.

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