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Robert Mascall
Bishop of Hereford
Appointed2 July 1404
Term ended22 December 1416
PredecessorThomas Trevenant
SuccessorEdmund Lacey
Consecration6 July 1404
Personal details
BornLudlow, Shropshire
Died22 December 1416
DenominationRoman Catholic Church

Robert Mascall (or Maschal) (died 1416) was a medieval Carmelite friar who served as the Bishop of Hereford from 1404 to 1416.

Mascall was born at Ludlow, Shropshire, where at an early age he became a Carmelite friar.[1] He was educated at the University of Oxford, gaining a distinction in philosophy and theology.[1] Probably in 1400, King Henry IV appointed Mascall his confessor.[1]

Mascall was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Hereford by papal provision on 2 July and consecrated on 6 July 1404.[2][3][4] He received possession of the temporalities of the See of Hereford on 25 September 1404.[2][4]

Mascall died in office on 22 December 1416.[2][4]


  1. ^ a b c Pollard, Albert Frederick (1893). "Mascall, Robert". In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 36. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  2. ^ a b c Barrow 2002, Bishops of Hereford, pp. 1–7.
  3. ^ Eubel 1913, Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi, volume 1, p. 274.
  4. ^ a b c Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 251.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Thomas Trevenant
Bishop of Hereford
Succeeded by
Edmund Lacey

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