Goodwyn, William, ca. 1556-1620

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Goodwyn, William, ca. 1556-1620

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GOODWYN, WILLIAM; b.; adm.; QS in 1570; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1573, Westminster Student to 1611 [or to marriage, if sooner ?]; BA 1577; MA 1580 (incorp. Cambridge 1583); BD and DD 1602; ordained; Rector of Upton Scudamore, Wilts., 1587; Prebendary of Salisbury from 2 Aug 1587; Prebendary of York 7 Sep 1590- Oct 1605, Chancellor of York 24 Oct 1605- Sep 1611; Sub-Almoner to Queen Elizabeth I 1590; Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, from 13 Sep 1611, Vice-Chancellor Oxford Univ. 1614-6, 1617-9; Rector of All Hallows the Great, London, 31 Oct 1614-7; Archdeacon of Middlesex from 23 Sep 1616; held other ecclesiastical preferments; a remarkable preacher; when delivering the funeral sermon on Prince Henry at St. Mary’s, Oxford, Nov 1612, “he was not only moved himself, but also moved the whole University and City to shed fountains of tears” (Thompson, Christ Church, 48); an interesting account of “monies payd out for Willm. Goodwyn” Dec 1571 – Nov 1573 is preserved in the Chapter Muniments; m.; d. 11 Jun 1620, aged 64. Buried Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. 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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