William Ayscough

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William Ayscough
Bishop of Salisbury
Appointed11 February 1438
Term ended29 June 1450
PredecessorRobert Neville
SuccessorRichard Beauchamp
Consecration20 July 1438
Personal details
Died29 June 1450

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