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Gooch, Sir Thomas, second baronet (1675–1754), college head and bishop of Ely, was born on 19 January 1675, and apparently baptized the same day at Worlingham, Suffolk, the elder son of Thomas Gooch (d. 1688), alderman of Yarmouth, and his wife, Frances Lone (...

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John Hall (1633–1710) by Thomas Forster, 1699 Bristol Museums and Art Gallery

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Hall, John (1633–1710), bishop of Bristol and college head, was born at the vicarage in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, on 29 January 1633, the son of John Hall (b. 1598/9), vicar there, and his wife, Anne, and grew up in a predominantly puritan ambience. One uncle, ...

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John Hough (1651–1743) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1700 reproduced by kind permission of His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Church Commissioners. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Hough, John (1651–1743), college head and bishop of Worcester, was the son of John Hough, citizen of London (but of Cheshire descent), and Margaret Byrche, daughter of John Byrche of Leacroft, Staffordshire, born in Middlesex on 12 April 1651; it was probably his baptism recorded thirteen days later as a haberdashers son at ...

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Huntingford, George Isaac (1748–1832), college head and bishop of Hereford, was born at Winchester on 9 September 1748, the son of James Huntingford (1723/4–1772), a dancing-master, and his wife, Sarah. According to family tradition, later recorded by his nephew Thomas Huntingford, the Huntingfords...

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Francis Jeune (1806–1868) by unknown engraver, pubd 1863 (after William Menzies Tweedie) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Jeune, Francis (1806–1868), college head and bishop of Peterborough, was born on 22 May 1806 at St Aubin, Jersey, in the parish of St Brelade, the eldest of the five children of François Jeune (1781–1836), miller, and Elizabeth (1783–1851), née Le Capelain. He had two brothers and two sisters. ...

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Lloyd, John (1641/2–1687), college head and bishop of St David's, was born at ‘Pentaine’ (possibly Pendine/Pen-tywyn), Carmarthenshire, the son of Morgan Lloyd. He matriculated at Merton College, Oxford, aged fifteen, on 10 March 1657, graduating BA on 12 October 1659 and proceeding MA in 1662, the year in which he became a fellow of ...

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Mansel, William Lort (1753–1820), bishop of Bristol and college head, was born at Pembroke on 2 April 1753, the son of William Wogan Mansel, of Pembroke, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Major Roger Lort, officer in the Royal Welch Fusiliers. He was educated at ...

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Edmund Venables

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Parsons, John (1761–1819), bishop of Peterborough and college head, was the son of Isaac Parsons, butler of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and his wife, Alice (both of whom are buried in the cloisters of that college). The family were prominent bankers in Oxford...

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Rawlins, Richard (c. 1460–1536), college head and bishop of St David's, was elected bachelor of Merton College in 1480. In 1484 he incepted MA and became a fellow, subsequently serving as the college's almoner, dean, and (in 1492) king of the beans, master of the Christmas revels. He was admitted BTh in 1493 and had his doctorate by 1495. On 1 March 1488 ...