People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

John le Romeyn, archdeacon of Richmond (d.1255/56)

John le Romeyn (or John Romanus) was an Italian churchman who had settled in England by the late twelfth century. He had lost both parents and thus had an uncertain legitimacy, was declared legitimate by Honorious III in 1225. He may be identified as the John Romanus, canon of York (fl.1197-1201); later he was known to hold the prebend of Strensall in York Cathedral. He was a frequent papal judge-delegate and by 1228 he was appointed the first subdean of York Minster. He was still subdean in 1240 but in either 1240 or 1241 he obtained the archdeaconry of Richmond. John is later found as treasurer of York by March 1254 and received dispensation to retain that office on 12 July 1255. At other times he held a canonry in the church of Ripon and the parish churches of Hampsthwaite, Bolton-le-Sands, Boston, and Chalgrove. He had died by 2 January 1256. He had two nephews (nepotes), Denis and James Judici. His illegitimate son, born when he was a subdean, was John le Romeyn (d.1296). []
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