Timothy Halton

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Timothy Halton D.D. (1632?–1704) was an English churchman and academic, Provost of Queen's College, Oxford from 1677.[1]

Life[edit]

He has been identified with the Timothy Halton, son of Miles Halton of Greenthwaite Hall, Cumberland, northern England, who was baptised at Greystoke Church 19 September 1633, and in that case he was a younger brother of Immanuel Halton. He entered Queen's College as batler 9 March 1649, and was elected Fellow in April 1657. He proceeded B.D. 30 April 1662, D.D. 27 June 1674.

On 17 March 1661, Halton wrote to Joseph Williamson that he had offers of chaplaincies from William Lucy, bishop of St. David's, and from Elisabeth of Bohemia. Eventually he refused them both, preferring to retain his position at Oxford. The first offer, however, led to a Welsh connection: he became archdeacon of Brecon on 8 February 1672, and was canon of St David's (his epitaph). He was made archdeacon of Oxford on 10 July 1675, and Provost of Queen's College on 7 April 1677, succeeding Thomas Barlow.[1] He was also rector of the college living, Charlton-on-Otmoor, Oxfordshire. He was Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University during 1679–81 and 1685.[2][3] He died on 21 July 1704, and was buried in Queen's College chapel; his epitaph states that he was a considerable benefactor to the college. Letters from Halton to Williamson, written between 1655 and 1667, have been preserved.[where?]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Salter, H. E. and Lobel, Mary D., ed. (1954). "The Queen's College". A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford. Victoria County History. pp. 132–143TW. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Previous Vice-Chancellors". University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Vice-Chancellors from the year 1660". The Oxford University Calendar. University of Oxford. 1817. pp. 27–28. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Thomas Barlow
Provost of The Queen's College, Oxford
1677–1704
Succeeded by
William Lancaster
Preceded by
John Nicholas
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
1679–1682
Succeeded by
John Lloyd
Preceded by
John Lloyd
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
1685–1686
Succeeded by
John Venn