List of famous people buried in Exeter Cathedral, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Exeter Cathedral. If you're ever visiting Exeter Cathedral and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.
List people include Hugh Oldham, Margaret de Bohun, 2nd Countess of Devon and more.
This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Exeter Cathedral?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Exeter Cathedral?"From celebrity tombs at Exeter Cathedral to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Exeter Cathedral. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Exeter Cathedral, like what year and where the person was born.
Hugh Oldham was a Bishop of Exeter and a notable patron of education. Born in Lancashire to a family of minor gentry, he probably attended both Oxford and Cambridge universities, following which he was a clerk at Durham, then a rector in Cornwall before being employed by Lady Margaret Beaufort, rising to be the chancellor of her household by 1503. During this time he was preferred with many religious posts all over the country, being made archdeacon of Exeter in 1502 and finally bishop of that city in 1505, a decision that was probably influenced by Lady Margaret. He was a conscientious bishop who ensured that only educated people were appointed to ecclesiastical posts. His patronage of ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 67 (1452-1519)
Birthplace: Lancashire, United Kingdomsee more on Hugh Oldham
Margaret de Bohun, Countess of Devon
Margaret de Bohun, Countess of Devon, was the granddaughter of King Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, and the wife of Hugh Courtenay, 10th Earl of Devon. Her thirteen children included an Archbishop of Canterbury and six knights, of whom two were founder knights of the Order of the Garter. Unlike most women of her day, she received a classical education and was a lifelong scholar and collector of books. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 80 (1311-1391)
Birthplace: Caldecote, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Leofric was a medieval Bishop of Exeter. Probably a native of Cornwall, he was educated on the continent. At the time Edward the Confessor was in exile before his succession to the English throne, Leofric joined his service and returned to England with him. After he became king, Edward rewarded Leofric with lands. Although a 12th-century source claims Leofric held the office of chancellor, modern historians agree he never did so. Edward appointed Leofric as Bishop of Cornwall and Bishop of Crediton in 1046, but because Crediton was a small town, the new bishop secured papal permission to move the episcopal seat to Exeter in 1050. At Exeter, Leofric worked to increase the income and resources ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 56 (1016-1072)
Thomas de Brantingham
Thomas de Brantingham was an English clergyman who served as Lord Treasurer to Edward III and on two occasions to Richard II, and as bishop of Exeter from 1370 until his death. De Brantingham was a member of the Brantingham family of North East England. Edward III obtained preferment for him in the church, and from 1361 to 1368 he was employed in France in responsible positions. At an early stage in de Brantingham's career, de Brantingham served as Keeper of the Wardrobe. He was closely associated with William of Wykeham, and while the latter was in power as chancellor, Brantingham was Lord Treasurer to Edward III, and on two later occasions to Richard II, being appointed Bishop of Exeter on ...more on Wikipedia