|Bishop of Norwich|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Norwich|
|Term ended||c. 1617|
|Other posts||Dean of Norwich (1601–1603)|
|Died||1618 (aged 67–68)|
|Alma mater||Queens' College, Cambridge|
John Jegon (1550–1618) was an English academic and Bishop of Norwich. He supported uniformity of Anglican doctrine and worship, and strong government. This led him into conflict with John Robinson, later pastor to the Mayflower emigrants. On the other hand, he made efforts to satisfy local Puritans by the appointment of preachers in his diocese. Nicholas Bownd dedicated to him a work on doctrine of Sabbath.
Education and academic career
He was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. and became a Fellow in 1572, and was then at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he became Master in 1590. His pupils included both Roger and Francis Manners, Earls of Rutland. He had a long correspondence with their mother Elizabeth, widow of John Manners, 4th Earl of Rutland.
- Ian Atherton, Norwich Cathedral: Church, City, and Diocese, 1096-1996 (1996), p. 513.
- Susan Doran, Princes, Pastors and People: The Church and Religion in England, 1500-1700 (2003), p. 166.
- Francis J. Bremer, Tom Webster, Puritans and Puritanism in Europe and America: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia (2006), p. 27.
- "Jegon, John (JGN567J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Dictionary of National Biography
- Kenneth Charlton, Women, Religion and Education in Early Modern England (1999), p. 223.
- Ian Atherton, Norwich Cathedral: Church, City, and Diocese, 1096-1996 (1996), p. 523.
|Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
|Church of England titles|
|Bishop of Norwich