King, John, 1559?-1621

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King, John, 1559?-1621

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KING, JOHN, son of Philip King, Worminghall, Bucks., Page to Henry VIII, and Elizabeth, dau. of Edmund Conquest, Houghton Conquest, Beds.; b.; adm.; QS; elected head to Christ Church, Oxford 1576, Westminster Student 18 Jun 1577-91; BA 26 Jan 1679/80; MA 15 Feb 1582/3 (incorp. Cambridge 1584); BD 1591; DD 1601; Proctor 1589; ordained; Domestic Chaplain to Most Rev. John Piers, Archbishop of York; Prebendary of Salisbury 17 Feb 1589 – c. Mar 1590; Archdeacon of Nottingham 12 Aug 1590- Sep 1611; Rector of St. Andrew’s, Holborn 10 May 1597-1611; Prebendary of St. Paul’s 16 Aug 1599- Sep 1611; Chaplain in Ordinary to Elizabeth I and James I; Dean of Christ Church, Oxford 4 Aug 1605-11; Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Univ. 1607-11; Prebendary of Lincoln 16 Dec 1610- Sep 1611; consecrated Bishop of London 8 Sep 1611; a learned divine and styled by James I “the King of Preachers”; the last bishop to burn a heretic (Thompson, Christ Church, 47); m. Joan, dau. of Henry Freeman, Staffs.; d. 30 Mar 1621.


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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020




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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