Richard Neile

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RICHARD NEILE

Born: March 1562
Deceased: 31 October 1640

Bishop of Rochester, 1608-1610
Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, 1610-1614
Bishop of Lincoln, 1614-1617
Bishop of Durham, 1617-1628
Bishop of Winchester, 1628-1631
Archbishop of York, 1631-1640

Arms (crest) of Richard Neile

Official blazon

Ermine, a lion rampant between three dexter hands couped Gules.

Variants:

  1. Party per pale Sable and Gules, a lion passant guardant Or.
  2. Paly of six Argent and Gules on a fess of the second, a crescent of the first.
  3. Quarterly, first and fourth, paly of six: second and third, three demi-lions rampant.

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