Waldby, Robert, Dd

Waldby, Robert, D.D.

an Irish prelate, was born in the city of York, and received the rudiments of his education in the abbey of Tickell, in Yorkshire. He became divinity professor at Toulouse. In 1383 he was sent by Richard II to treat with John, duke of Lancaster, another time to negotiate a neutral league with Charles, king of Navarre, and a third to effect the reduction of John, earl of Armagnac, to true obedience. In 1391 he succeeded to the see of Dublin. In 1392 he was constituted chancellor of Ireland. In 1395 he was summoned to a great council to be held at Kilkenny. He was translated to the see of Chichester, and from that promoted to the archbishopric of York. He died in 1397. See D'Alton, Memoirs of the Archbishops of Dublin, page 146.

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