John Williams (college principal)


John Williams (college principal)

John Williams (died 4 September 1613) was Principal of Jesus College, Oxford from 1602 to 1613 and also Dean of Bangor.

Born in Llansawel, Carmarthenshire, Williams entered Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 1569, graduating with a BA in 1573/4 and an MA in 1577, before being elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford in 1579.cite web| url=http://wbo.llgc.org.uk/en/s-WILL-JOH-1613.html| title=WILLIAMS, JOHN (d. 1613), principal of Jesus College, Oxford| last=Jones| first=John James| work=Welsh Biography Online| publisher=National Library of Wales | accessdate=2007-08-14] After his ordination, he was appointed rector of Llandrinio, Montgomeryshire in 1594, and also Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity (a position he held until his death). He was elected Fellow of Jesus College in 1590, Principal in 1602, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 1604 and Dean of Bangor in 1605.

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