|Bishop of London|
|Church||Church of England|
|Term ended||1813 (death)|
|Other post(s)|| Bishop of Bangor |
Bishop of Oxford
Regius Professor of Divinity
Regius Professor of Greek
Oxford Professor of Poetry
|Born||6 July 1749|
Much Hadham, Hertfordshire
|Died||28 July 1813 64)(aged|
|Buried||All Saints Church, Fulham|
|Residence||Fulham Palace, London|
|Spouse||Jane Lambard (m. 1785)|
|Profession||Scholar & teacher|
|Alma mater||Christ Church, Oxford|
John Randolph (6 July 1749 – 28 July 1813) was a British scholar, teacher, and cleric who rose to become Bishop of London.
He was born in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, the son of Thomas Randolph, President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford. He was awarded BA in 1771, MA in 1774 and BD in 1782.
He was associated with Oxford University as a resident and instructor from 1779 to 1783. In 1776 he was made Professor of Poetry, in 1782 Regius Professor of Greek and in 1783 Regius Professor of Divinity.
In 1799, Randolph was named the Bishop of Oxford, and in 1807 was translated to the see of the Bishop of Bangor. He retained the post of Regius professor until his move to Bangor. Randolph was not particularly liberal. In debating the expansion of free schools, he noted that educating the poor would "...puff up their tender minds or entice them into a way of life of no benefit to the publick and ensnaring to themselves."[ citation needed ]
On 12 June 1809, he was made the Bishop of London, and ex officio a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom. In December 1811, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
He died in office in 1813 and was buried in Fulham churchyard. He had married Jane, daughter of Thomas Lambard of Sevenoaks, Kent in 1785.
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