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Chancellor of the University of Oxford

This is a list of Chancellors of the University of Oxford in England by year of appointment:[1][2][3]

Chronological list

Year Chancellor
1224 Robert Grosseteste (Master of the School of Oxford since 1208)
1231 Ralph Cole (surname queried)
1231 Ralph de Maidstone[4]
1231 Richard Batchden
1233 Ralph Cole
1238 Simon de Bovill
1239 John de Rygater
1240 Richard of Chichester
1240 Ralph de Heyham
1244 Simon de Bovill
1246 Gilbert de Biham
1252 Ralph de Sempringham
1255 William de Lodelawe
1256 Richard de S. Agatha
1262 Thomas de Cantilupe
1264 Henry de Cicestre ?
1267 Nicholas de Ewelme
1269 Thomas Bek
1273 William de Bosco
1276 Eustace de Normanville
1280 John de Pontissara / John of Pontoise (Bishop of Winchester)
1280 Henry de Stanton
1282 William de Montfort
1283 Roger de Rowell or Rodwell or Rodewell
1284 William Pikerell
1285 Hervey de Saham
1288 Robert Winchelsey
1289 William de Kingescote
1290 John de Ludlow
1290 John of Monmouth (afterwards Bishop of Llandaff)
1291 Simon of Ghent (afterwards Bishop of Salisbury)
1292 Henry Swayne ?
1293 Roger de Martival (afterwards Bishop of Salisbury)
1294 Peter de Medburn
1294 Roger de Weseham
1297 Richard de Clyve
1300 James de Cobeham
1302 Walter de Wetheringsete
1304 Simon de Faversham
1306 Walter Burdun
1308 William de Bosco
1309 Henry de Maunsfeld
1311 Walter Giffard
1311 Henry de Maunsfeld
1313 Henry Harclay
1316 Richard de Nottingham ?
1317 John Lutterell (resigned 1322)
1322 Henry Gower (afterwards Bishop of St David's)
1324 William de Alburwyke
1326 Thomas Hotham
1328 Ralph of Shrewsbury
1329 Roger de Streton
1330 Nigel de Wavere
1332 Ralph Radyn
1334 Hugh de Willoughby
1335 Robert de Stratford (later Bishop of Chichester, Lord High Chancellor of England)
1338 Robert Paynink ?
1338 John Leech
1339 William de Skelton
1341 Walter de Scauren
1341 William de Bergeveney
1345 John de Northwode
1349 William de Hawkesworth
1350 William de Palmorna (1350–1351)
1354 Humphrey de Cherlton
1357 Lewis Charlton ?
1357 John de Hotham
1358 John Renham or Reigham
1359 John de Hotham
1360 Richard Fitz Ralph ?
1360 Nicholas de Aston
1363 John de Renham
1363 John de Echingham or Hethingham
1366 Adam de Toneworth
1367 William Courtney (afterwards Bishop of Hereford, London, Canterbury)
1369 Adam de Toneworth
1371 William de Heytisbury
1372 William de Remmyngton
1373 William de Wylton
1376 John Turke
1377 Adam de Toneworth
1379 Robert Aylesham
1379 William Berton
1381 Robert Rygge or Rugge
1382 William Berton
1382 Robert Rygge
1382 Nicholas Hereford
1382 William Rugge ?
1383 Robert Rygge
1388 Thomas Brightwell
1390 Thomas Cranley (afterwards Archbishop of Dublin)
1391 Robert Rygge
1392 Ralph Redruth
1393 Thomas Prestbury
1394 Robert Arlyngton
1395 Thomas Hyndeman
1397 Philip Repyngdon (afterwards Bishop of Lincoln)
1397 Henry Beaufort (afterwards Bishop of Lincoln and Winchester)
1399 Thomas Hyndeman
1400 Philip Repyngdon
1403 Robert Alum or Hallam (afterwards Bishop of Salisbury)
1407 Richard Courtenay
1407 Richard Ullerston
1408 William Clynt
1409 Thomas Prestbury
1410 William Sulburge
1411 Richard Courtenay
1412 William Sulburge
1412 Richard Courtenay
1413 William Sulburge
1413 William Barrow (afterwards Bishop of Bangor and of Carlisle)[5]
1414 Richard Snetisham
1415 William Barrow
1416 Thomas Clare
1416 William Barrow
1417 Thomas Clare
1417 Walter Treugof
1419 Robert Colman
1419 Walter Treugof
1420 Thomas Rodborne
1420 Walter Treugof
1421 John Castell
1426 Thomas Chase (afterwards Chancellor of Ireland)
1431 Gilbert Kymer
1433 Thomas Bourchier (Archbishop of Canterbury)
1437 John Carpenter
1438 Richard Praty or Pratty ?
1439 John Norton
1440 Richard Roderham
1440 William Grey (afterwards Bishop of Ely)
1442 Thomas Gascoigne
1442 Henry Sever
1443 Thomas Gascoigne
1445 Robert Thwaits
1446 Gilbert Kymer
1453 George Neville (afterwards Bishop of Exeter and York; Chancellor of England)
1457 Thomas Chaundeler
1461 George Neville
1472 Thomas Chaundeler
1479 Lionel Woodville (afterwards Bishop of Salisbury)
1483 William Dudley
1483 John Russell
1494 John Morton
1500 William Smyth
1502 Richard Mayew (Bishop of Hereford)
1506 William Warham
1532 John Longland (Bishop of Lincoln)
1547 Richard Cox
1552 John Mason
1556 Cardinal Reginald Pole (Archbishop of Canterbury)
1558 Henry FitzAlan, 19th Earl of Arundel
1559 John Mason
1564 Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester
1585 Sir Thomas Bromley, deputising for Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester)
1588 Sir Christopher Hatton
1591 Thomas Sackville, 1st Baron Buckhurst (Earl of Dorset from 1604)
1608 Richard Bancroft
1610 Thomas Egerton, 1st Baron Ellesmere (Viscount Brackley from 1616)
1616 William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke
1630 William Laud
1641 Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke
1643 William Seymour, 2nd Duke of Somerset
1648 Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke (to his death on 23 January 1649)
1649 Vacant
1650 Oliver Cromwell
1657 Richard Cromwell
1660 William Seymour, 2nd Duke of Somerset
1660 Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon
1667 Gilbert Sheldon
1669 James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde
1688 James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde
1715 Charles Butler, 1st Earl of Arran
1759 John Fane, 7th Earl of Westmorland
1762 George Lee, 3rd Earl of Lichfield
1772 Frederick North, Lord North (Earl of Guilford from 1790)
1792 William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland
1809 William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville
1834 Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
1852 Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby
1869 Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury
1903 George Goschen, 1st Viscount Goschen[6][7]
1907 George Curzon, 1st Baron Curzon of Kedleston (Earl Curzon of Kedleston from 1911; Marquess Curzon of Kedleston from 1921)
1925 George Cave, 1st Viscount Cave[8][9] - see University of Oxford Chancellor election, 1925
1928 Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon
1933 E. F. L. Wood, 1st Baron Irwin (Viscount Halifax from 1934; Earl of Halifax from 1944), (1933–1959)
1960 Harold Macmillan (Earl of Stockton from 1984), (1960–1986) - see University of Oxford Chancellor election, 1960
1987 Roy Jenkins[10] (Baron Jenkins of Hillhead from 1987) (1987–2003) - see University of Oxford Chancellor election, 1987
2003 Chris Patten (Baron Patten of Barnes from 2005) (2003-) - see University of Oxford Chancellor election, 2003

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