Henry de Stanton

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Henry de Stanton (also Staunton) was an English medieval Canon law jurist, judge, churchman, and university chancellor.[1]

Henry de Stanton was a Professor of Canon law.[2] Between 1280–2, he was Chancellor of the University of Oxford. During his chancellorship, the University appointed a group of masters to investigate how to put the Will of William of Durham (died 1249) into effect to establish University College at Oxford.[3]

Henry de Stanton was vicar of St Peter's-in-the-East in Oxford.[2] He was also a commissary judge and an official of the Court of the Arches.[4]


  1. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Appendix 5: Chancellors of the University". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 521–522. ISBN 0-333-39917-X. 
  2. ^ a b Wood, Anthony (1790). "Fasti Oxonienses". The History and Antiquities of the Colleges and Halls in the University of Oxford. Google Books. p. 14. 
  3. ^ Darwall-Smith, Robin (2008). "William of Durham and the Idea of a College: 1249–1280". A History of University College, Oxford. Oxford University Press. pp. 1, 13. ISBN 978-0-19-928429-0. 
  4. ^ Brundage, James A. (2010). The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession. ReadHowYouWant.com. p. 182. ISBN 978-1459605800. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
John de Pontissara
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
William de Montfort