- Name - John de Ufford (sometimes known as John de Offord or John Offord).
- Death - 20 May or 7 June 1349.
- Occupation - Chancellor to Edward III & elected Archbishop of Canterbury (1348-1349).
- Held the position of Dean of Lincoln.
- He was sent together with Nicholas de Luna & Hugh Neville to Avignon, in 1344, as envoys to a council held by Pope Clement VI.
- Their role was to mediate (which was not successful) during the Peace of Malestroit (Jan 1343 - Sept 1346), a relaxation of hostilities during the Hundred Years War.
- Edward III chose de Ufford to be Archbishop of Canterbury (1348-1349) after the death of Archbishop John de Stratford.
- He died of the Black Death (bubonic plague) before he could be consecrated in office.
- Succeeded by Thomas Bradwardine.
- Chancellor to Edward III.
- Keeper of both the great seal & the privy seal.
- The privy seal was entrusted to him in 1342 (thus elevating him to Lord Privy Seal).
- The great seal was entrusted to him on 26 October 1345 (the duty of the Lord Chancellor).
- John de Ufford resigned the office of Lord Privy Seal from 29 September 1344.
- Remained Chancellor until his death.
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