|Bishop of Durham|
|Diocese||Diocese of Durham|
|Other post(s)|| Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford (1602)  |
Bishop of Oxford (1619–1628)
Lord Lieutenant of Durham (1628–1632)
Farringdon Without, London, England
|Died||6 February 1632|
|Buried||St Paul's Cathedral |
|Spouse||Jane Floyd (married 10 August 1601 at Black Bourton) |
|Children||at least one, Anne Farnaby|
|Education||St Paul's School, London|
|Alma mater||Christ Church, Oxford|
Ordination history of
John Howson (c. 1557 – 6 February 1632) was an English academic and bishop.
He was born in the London parish of St Bride's Church, and educated at St Paul's School. 
He was a student and then a canon of Christ Church, Oxford, and Vice-Chancellor in 1602. James I of England appointed him to Chelsea College.  He became rector of Brightwell Baldwin in 1608. 
Conflicts in Oxford with Calvinist clergy led to his being accused in 1615 before the King of popery, by George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury. He was able to convince the King that the charges were misplaced, and began to rise in the hierarchy, where he was an influence on the Arminian side.  He was Bishop of Oxford from 1619, and Bishop of Durham from his translation there in September 1628.
He was buried in Old St Paul's Cathedral in London, but the grave and monument were destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. His name appears on a modern monument in the crypt, listing important graves lost in the fire.
His daughter Anne married Thomas Farnaby. 
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