John Vesey

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John Vesey or Veysey (c.1462 – 23 October 1554) was Bishop of Exeter from 1519 until his death in 1554, having been briefly deposed 1551–3 by King Edward VI for his opposition to the Reformation.

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John Vesey
Bishop of Exeter
ChurchRoman Catholic
Appointed31 August 1519; 28 September 1553
Term ended14 August 1551; 23 October 1554
PredecessorHugh Oldham; Myles Coverdale
SuccessorMyles Coverdale; James Turberville
Consecration6 November 1519
by William Warham
Personal details
Died23 October 1554
BuriedHoly Trinity Church
Coat of armsJohn Vesey's coat of arms
Arms of John Vesey, Bishop of Exeter: Argent, on a cross sable a buck's head cabossed couped between four doves of the first on a chief azure a cross flory between two roses or[1][2]
Arms of John Vesey, Bishop of Exeter, between Renaissance-candelabra stylised initials "JH",[3] with bishop's mitre above. 16th c. stained glass window "in a small church in Devon"
Memorial dedicated to Veysey in Veysey Gardens, located to the side of Holy Trinity Church in Sutton Coldfield where he is buried. The arms of Sutton Coldfield are based on his arms