Hugh of Wells, Bishop of Lincoln

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Hugh of Wells, Bishop of Lincoln

Birthplace: England
Death: 1235
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward of Wells
Brother of Josceline, bishop of Bath and Wells

Occupation: Bishop of Lincoln
Managed by: Scott David Hibbard
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About Hugh of Wells, Bishop of Lincoln

From Stewart Baldwin's Henry Project:

Hugh of Wells (falsely attributed), d. 1235, bishop of Lincoln.

[Weir (1989), 63, with a question mark] There seems to be no good reason for including him among Henry's illegitimate children. See Hugh's biographical entry in DNB 10, 168, where Hugh is called a son of Edward of Wells and brother of bishop Josceline of Bath and Wells.

Disconnected as son of Henry II "Curtmantle", king of England Jan 2016,%20Kings%201066-1603.htm#He... v3.0 Updated 27 May 2014

HENRI d’Anjou, son of GEOFFROY "le Bel/Plantagenet" Comte d'Anjou et de Maine & his wife [Empress] Matilda [Maud] of England (Le Mans, Anjou 5 Mar 1133-Château de Chinon 6 Jul 1189, bur Abbaye de Fontevrault[370]).

Mistresses (6) - (9): ---. The names of these mistresses of King Henry are not known.

King Henry II had four possible illegitimate children by Mistresses (6) - (8):

14. [HUGH of Wells ([before 1154]-1235). Bishop of Lincoln 1186. Given-Wilson & Curteis state that “Hugh of Avalon, bishop of Lincoln from 1186, was thought by some to be the bastard son of Henry II, so generously did the king treat the young Carthusian monk” and adds that “if, as is extremely doubtful, the unsubstantiated allegation has any truth in it, Hugh would have been born to a mistress of Henry´s younger days, before his arrival in England in 1154”[548]. The primary source which records the allegations has not been identified.]

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