Wikeford, Robert De, Dcl

Wikeford, Robert De, D.C.L.

an Irish prelate, was born in Essex, and was archdeacon of Winchester. For a time he was fellow of Maerton College, and was advanced to the see of Dublin, October 12, 1375; before the close of which year he was consecrated. In 1377 he was appointed chancellor of Ireland. In 1378 he had an exemplification and confirmation of the manor of Swords to him and his successors. About 1380 he had a grant to the see of all its possessions. In 1382 De Wikeford was ordered to attend a conference of the prelates, to be held at Naas. In 1385 he was again appointed lord chancellor. In 1390 he visited England, where he died, August 29 of that year. See D'Alton, Memoirs of the Archbishops of Dublin, page 142.

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