Benjamin Lany

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Memorial to Bishop Benjamin Laney in Ely Cathedral

Benjamin Lany (Laney) (1591–1675) was an English academic and bishop.

Life[edit]

Born in Ipswich, Lany was a student at Christ's College, Cambridge.[1] He became a Fellow of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge in 1616, and was Master of Pembroke from 1630. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge in 1632. During the First English Civil War a visitation to the University on behalf of Parliament, in 1643 and led by Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester, with Simeon Ashe and William Goode, saw Lany deprived of his position. He went into exile with the future Charles II of England.[2][3]

After the Restoration of 1660, he was Bishop of Peterborough in 1660, Bishop of Lincoln in 1663, and Bishop of Ely from 1667.[2]

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Jerome Beale
Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge
1630–1644
Succeeded by
Richard Vines
Preceded by
William Moses
Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge
1660–1662
Succeeded by
Mark Franck
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Towers
vacant from 1649
Bishop of Peterborough
1660–1663
Succeeded by
Joseph Henshaw
Preceded by
Robert Sanderson
Bishop of Lincoln
1663–1667
Succeeded by
William Fuller
Preceded by
Matthew Wren
Bishop of Ely
1667–1675
Succeeded by
Peter Gunning