Fell, Samuel, 1584-1649

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Fell, Samuel, 1584-1649

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FELL, SAMUEL, son of Hugh Fell, St. Clement Danes, London, citizen and barber-surgeon; bapt. 3 May 1584; adm.; QS; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1601, matr. 20 Nov 1601, aged 17, Westminster Student to 1616; BA 1605; MA 1608; BD 1615; DD 1619; Proctor 1614; ordained; Prebendary of St. Paul’s from 29 Jan 1612/3; Canon of Christ Church, Oxford 19 May 1619 - Jun 1638; Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, Oxford 5 Jul 1627 - 10 Mar 1637; also Prebendary of Worcester, attached to Professorship, May 1629 - 38; Master of St. Oswald’s Hospital, Worcester, from 1631; Dean of Lichfield 1637-8; Dean of Christ Church 28 Jun 1638 - 2 Mar 1647/8, when deprived by Parliamentary Visitors for “high contempt”; Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Univ., 1645 - 8 Oct 1647, when removed by Visitors; his wife refused to vacate the Deanery and was carried out into the quadrangle in a chair by soldiers and there left with her children; after a short period of imprisonment in London Fell retired to the Rectory of Sunningwell, near Abingdon, Berks., to which he had been appointed 21 Sep 1625; responsible for the construction of the handsome staircase leading to Christ Church Hall; m. 1624 Margaret, dau. of Thomas Wyld, The Commandery, Worcester, by whom he was the father of John Fell, Dean of Christ Church and Bishop of Oxford; d. 2 Feb 1648/9. DNB.


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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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