People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Hugh le Puiset, bishop of Durham (d.1195)

Hugh, born around 1125, was the son of Hugues, lord of Le Puiset, near Chartres, and his wife, Agnes, daughter of Stephen, count of Blois, and Adela (d.1137), daughter of William the Conqueror. He was known to have at least one nephew, Hugues de Puiset, count of Bar. By 1139, Hugh had become archdeacon of Winchester, whose bishop of Henry de Blois, his uncle. Around 1143, he was treasurer of York cathedral and archdeacon of the East Riding. He was elected bishop of Durham on 22 January 1153, though he was under canonical age (twenty-eight), but he was consecrated on 21 December that year and enthroned on 2 May 1154. He was also earl of Northumberland until he surrendered it in 1194. His mistress, Alice de Percy, bore him at least two children, Henry the knight, and Hugh, chancellor of Philip Augustus, king of France, and perhaps two more, William, archdeacon of Northumberland, and Burchard, archdeacon of Durham and treasurer of York. Bishop Hugh founded Sherburn Hospital and refounded Flambard's hospital of Kepier; he also built the Galilee Chapel. He died at Howden on 3 March 1195. G.W.S. Barrow, 'Hugh du Puiset (d.1195)', ODNB, ??? []
1171 × 1194
Related Place
Durham (City and County)

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Date Short Summary Source
5 December 1189 Quitclaim of castles of Roxburgh and Berwick (Quitclaim of Canterbury) 1/24/1 (A-S Relations, no. 2)