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Arrowsmith, John (1602–1659), college head and theologian  

John Twigg

Arrowsmith, John (1602–1659), college head and theologian, was born on 29 March 1602 in Gateshead; nothing is known of his parents or early life. He entered St John's College, Cambridge, in 1616 and graduated BA in 1620. He proceeded MA in 1623, and in the same year became a fellow of ...

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Brooke, Alan England (1863–1939), biblical scholar and college head  

A. R. Graham-Campbell

revised by Gerald Law

Brooke, Alan England (1863–1939), biblical scholar and college head, was born at Spring Grove, Middlesex, on 1 September 1863, the youngest of the four sons of Richard England Brooke, an Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Harriet, née Hopkins, of Limber Grange, Lincolnshire. The war poet ...

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Bury, Arthur (1623/4–1713), college head and writer on theology  

Jim Benedict

Bury, Arthur (1623/4–1713), college head and writer on theology, was probably born at Sidbury, Devon, the son of John Bury (1580–1667), the vicar there, and his wife, Agnes (d. 1644). He matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford, on 5 April 1639, aged fifteen, graduated BA on 29 November 1642, and became fellow the following year. Deprived of his fellowship by the parliamentary visitors in 1648, he went to live with his father in ...

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Duport, John (d. 1617/18), biblical scholar and college head  

Alexandra Shepard

Duport, John (d. 1617/18), biblical scholar and college head, was born in Sheepshed, Leicestershire, the eldest son of Thomas Duport and his wife, Cornelia Norton of Kent. Originally descended from a Normandy family, the Duports had been substantial landholders at Sheepshed since the early fifteenth century. Having matriculated as a pensioner from ...

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Edwards, Jonathan (1638/9–1712), college head and religious controversialist  

Philip Dixon

Edwards, Jonathan (1638/9–1712), college head and religious controversialist, was born in Wrexham, Denbighshire; the identity of his parents is unknown. His entire adult life was spent at the University of Oxford. He matriculated at Christ Church in 1657, graduating BA on 28 October 1659. On 7 March 1662 he was elected fellow of ...

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Frank, Mark (bap. 1612, d. 1664), college head and theologian  

Kenneth W. Stevenson

Frank, Mark (bap. 1612, d. 1664), college head and theologian, was baptized on 29 December 1612 at Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, the son of Humfrey Frank, rector there, and his wife, Elizabeth. Nothing is known about his early education, but on 4 July 1627 he went up to ...

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Fulke, William (1536/7–1589), theologian and college head  

Richard Bauckham

Fulke, William (1536/7–1589), theologian and college head, was the son of Christopher Fulke, a prosperous citizen of London; he gave his age as twenty-nine on 30 October 1566. His mother's name is not known and only one sibling, Samuel, is certainly recorded. Both ...

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Green, Vivian Hubert Howard (1915–2005)  

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Green, Vivian Hubert Howard (1915–2005), Church of England clergyman, historian, and college head  

Paul Langford

Green, Vivian Hubert Howard (1915–2005), Church of England clergyman, historian, and college head, was born on 18 November 1915 at 101 Thurlby Road, Wembley, Middlesex, the only child of Hubert James Green, law stationer's clerk, and son of a Hampstead master tailor, and his wife, ...

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Hutchinson, Ralph (1552?–1606), biblical scholar and college head  

Alexandra Shepard

Hutchinson, Ralph (1552?–1606), biblical scholar and college head, was born in London and educated at Merchant Taylors' School. Concerned that his father, John Hutchinson, was 'greatly charged with a great nombre of children', Joan White (in her capacity as the widow of the founder, ...

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Jenkin, Robert (bap. 1656, d. 1727), college head and religious controversialist  

D. A. Brunton

Jenkin, Robert (bap. 1656, d. 1727), college head and religious controversialist, was born on the Isle of Thanet, Kent, and was baptized at Minster on the Isle of Thanet on 31 January 1656, the son of Thomas Jenkin, a yeoman of Thanet with a good estate, and his wife, ...

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Kelly, John Norman Davidson (1909–1997), patristic scholar and college head  

H. E. J. Cowdrey

Kelly, John Norman Davidson (1909–1997), patristic scholar and college head, was born on 13 April 1909 at Bridge of Allan, Perthshire, the fourth of the five children of John Davidson Kelly (1861–1928), schoolmaster, and his wife, Ann (1875–1937), daughter of John Barnes JP...

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Mocket, Richard (1577–1618), writer on religion and college head  

Bertha Porter

revised by Glenn Burgess

Mocket, Richard (1577–1618), writer on religion and college head, was born at Dorchester in Dorset. He graduated BA from Brasenose College, Oxford, on 16 February 1596, and was elected fellow of All Souls in 1598, proceeding MA on 5 April 1600, BD on 23 April 1607, and DD on 26 July 1609. ...

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Nineham, Dennis Eric (1921–2016), New Testament scholar and college head  

Mark D. Chapman

Nineham, Dennis Eric (1921–2016), New Testament scholar and college head, was born at 13 Vincent Avenue, Southampton, on 27 September 1921, the only child of Stanley Martin Nineham (1888–1966), a clerk at the Pirelli-General Cable Works, and his wife, Bessie Edith, ...

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Rainolds [Reynolds], John (1549–1607), theologian and college head  

Mordechai Feingold

Rainolds [Reynolds], John (1549–1607), theologian and college head, was born on 29 September 1549 in Pinhoe, Devon, the fifth of six sons of Richard Rainolds, a prosperous farmer. His uncle Thomas Rainolds (d. 1559) held numerous church positions as well as serving as warden of ...

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Richardson, John (d. 1625)  

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Saywell, William (1642/3–1701), religious controversialist and college head  

Sarah Carr

Saywell, William (1642/3–1701), religious controversialist and college head, was born at Pentridge, Dorset, where his father, Gabriel Saywell (d. 1658), was rector. He had at least three brothers, Samuel (b. 1651/2), James (b. 1656/7), and John (all of whom were, like him, educated at ...

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Tully, Thomas (1620–1676), college head and religious controversialist  

Graham Midgley

Tully, Thomas (1620–1676), college head and religious controversialist, was born, the son of George Tully, in St Mary's parish, Carlisle, on 22 July 1620. He may have been born or brought up in Abbey Street, to whose poor he was especially generous in his will. He was educated at the parish free school and the school at ...

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Ward, Samuel (1572–1643), theologian and college head  

Margo Todd

Ward, Samuel (1572–1643), theologian and college head, was born at Bishop Middleham, co. Durham, the son of John Ward, a man of 'more ancientry than estate' (BL, Harleian MS 7038, p. 355), and baptized on 13 January 1572. He matriculated pensioner of ...