Chichester, Robert (DNB00)

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CHICHESTER, ROBERT (d. 1156), bishop of Exeter, described without any satisfactory reason as a native of Devonshire, was dean of Salisbury when in April 1138 he was elected bishop of Exeter, receiving consecration on 18 Dec. following. The next year, in company with Archbishop Theobald and other bishops, he attended the council held at Rome. He made other journeys to Rome, gave largely, it is said, to the building of his cathedral church, and enriched it with many relics. He died 28 March 1155, and was buried on the south side of the high altar of Exeter Cathedral.

[Gervase, col. 1346 (Twysden); Cont. Flor. Wig. ii. 106, 114; Le Neve's Fasti (Hardy), i, 267; Fuller's Worthies.i. 276 (Nichols); Prince's Worthies of Devon, p. 1 86; Godwin, De Præsulibus, p. 402.]

W. H.