Dolben, William, ca. 1588-1631

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DOLBEN, WILLIAM, only son of John Dolben, Haverfordwest, Pembs., and Alice, dau. of Richard Myddelton, Denbigh, and niece of Sir Hugh Myddelton MP, projector of the New River; b.; adm.; QS; elected head to Christ Church, Oxford 1603, matr. 10 Feb 1603/4, aged 16, Westminster Student to 1607; BA 1607; migrated to All Souls Coll.; MA 1610 (incorp. Cambridge 1614); BD 1617; DD 1619; ordained; Rector of Stackpole Elidor, Pembs., 1616-8; Rector of Lawrenny, Pembs., 28 Sep 1620-3; Rector of Llanynys, Denbighshire, 1623; Rector of St. Bartholomew by the Exchange, London 11 Jul – Nov 1623; Rector of Stanwick and of Benefield, Northants., from 8 Nov 1623; Prebendary of Lincoln from 31 Aug 1629; his great-grandson Sir John Dolben, Bart. (qv), claimed that he was nominated Bishop of Gloucester shortly before his death, but it seems more probable that the intended diocese was Bangor; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Hugh Williams, Coghwillan, Caernarvonshire, and niece of Most Rev. John Williams DD, Archbishop of York; buried Stanwick, Northants. 19 Sep 1631. DNB.


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Dolben, John, 1625-1686 (1625-1686)

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Dolben, John, 1625-1686

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



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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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