John Trevenant

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John Trevenant
Bishop of Hereford
Appointed5 May 1389
Term ended29 March 1404
PredecessorJohn Gilbert
SuccessorRobert Mascall
Consecration29 June 1389
Personal details
Died29 March 1404

John Trevenant (alternatively Trefnant or Tresnant; in some sources named Thomas Trevenant) was a medieval Bishop of Hereford of Welsh descent. He was nominated on 5 May 1389 and consecrated on 20 June 1389. He died on 29 March 1404.[1]

Trevenant was from the village Trefnant in North Wales. According to R. G. Davies in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Richard II of England "told the pope that Trefnant was related 'in a close degree' to certain nobles 'assisting at our side'",[2] presumed to refer to the Lords Appellant and specifically the earls of Arundel.[2]

In the deposition of Richard II, Trevenant and Richard Scrope played a central part.[2]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 251
  2. ^ a b c Davies 2004.


  • Davies, R. G. (2004). "Trefnant [Trevenant], John (d. 1404)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/41197.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John Gilbert
Bishop of Hereford
Succeeded by
Robert Mascall