Fitz-James, Richard an English prelate, and a distinguished benefactor of Merton College, Oxford, was a native of Somersetshire. He went to Oxford about 1459, and in 1465 was elected probationer fellow of Merton College; in 1473 was proctor; in March, 1484, vicar of Minehead, and about the same time rector of Aller, in Somersetshire. In May 1496, he was consecrated bishop of Rochester, from which, January 1503, he was translated to Chichester,. and in March 1505, to the see of London. He died January 15, 1522.