William Ayscough

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William Ayscough
Bishop of Salisbury
Appointed 11 February 1438
Term ended 29 June 1450
Predecessor Robert Neville
Successor Richard Beauchamp
Consecration 20 July 1438
Personal details
Died 29 June 1450
Denomination Catholic

William Ayscough (or Aiscough) was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury.

Ayscough was nominated on 11 February 1438 and consecrated on 20 July 1438.[1]

Ayscough was murdered on 29 June 1450 by an angry mob during Jack Cade’s rebellion, as he had married Henry VI and the deeply unpopular Margaret of Anjou.


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 271


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Robert Neville
Bishop of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Richard Beauchamp