Richard Baylie

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Richard Baylie (1585 – 27 July 1667) was twice President of St John's College, Oxford, twice Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, [1] Archdeacon of Nottingham [2] and Dean of the Salisbury Cathedral.

Baylie was President of St John's College, Oxford from 1633 to 1648 and 1660 to 1667. He built the Baylie Chapel at the college in 1662. In 1635, he became Dean of Salisbury and tightened discipline there, but spent most of his time in Oxford. However, it is said that, when in Salisbury, he was — 'like a cardinal' — lavishly hospitable. [3] In 1650 he bought Honingham Hall in Norfolk from the Richardson family. [4] Baylie married Elizabeth, the daughter of William Robinson, the Archdeacon of Nottinghamshire, who was half-brother of the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud. He died on 27 July 1667.

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  1. "Previous Vice-Chancellors". University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  2. British History On-line
  3. Pugh, R. B. (1956). "The cathedral of Salisbury: From the Reformation to the Restoration". A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 3. Retrieved 2006-09-30.
  4. Chambers, John (1829). "A general history of the county of Norfolk, Volume 1". p. 343. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
Academic offices
Preceded by
William Juxon
President of St John's College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Francis Cheynell
Preceded by
Robert Pincke
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Accepted Frewen
Preceded by
Thankful Owen
President of St John's College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Peter Mews
Preceded by
Paul Hood
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Walter Blandford