SS. ALCHMUND AND TILBERHT, CC. BISHOPS OF HEXHAM
THE former was consecrated to this see in 767, and
passed to eternal glory on the 7th of September, 780. Gilbert or
Tilberht succeeded him in the episcopal dignity, which he held to his
happy death in 789. Their eminent sanctity is celebrated by Simeon of
Durham, Roger of Hoveden, the Annals of Peterborough, and all our
Martyrologies. The history of the translation of their relics by a
canon regular of the monastery of Hexham, an eye-witness, in the
middle of the twelfth century, is published by Mabillon, Act. SS.
sæc. 3, part 1, and Suysken the Bollandist, p. 117.