Fleming (or Flemmynge), Richard

Fleming (or Flemmynge), Richard an English prelate, and the founder of Lincoln College, Oxford, was born at Crofton, in Yorkshire, about 1360, and educated at University College, Oxford. In 1406 he was presented to the prebend of South Newbold, in the Church of York, and in 1407 was proctor of the university. In 1415, being rector of Boston, in Lincolnshire, he exchanged his prebend of South Newbold for that of Langford, in the Cathedral Church of York, and in April 1420, was promoted to the see of Lincoln. In 1428 he executed that decree, of the Council of Constance which ordered that the bones of Wyckliff should be taken up and burned. He died at Sleford, January 25, 1431.

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