William de Hawkesworth

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William de Hawkesworth (died 8 April 1349) was an English medieval college head and university chancellor.[1]

On 20 December 1348, William de Hawkesworth was confirmed as Provost of Oriel College, Oxford.[2] In the same year he became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford In 1349, he was briefly Chancellor of the University.[3] He died on 8 April 1349 and there is a brass to him in the chancel of St Mary's Church, Oxford, describing him as "prepositus huius ecclesie" ("provost of the church").

John Wyllyot was elected Chancellor against the University statutes on 20 April 1349 and instead became Chancellor of Exeter.[3]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Salter, H. E.; Lobel, Mary D., ed. (1954). "Oriel College and St Mary Hall". A History of the County of Oxford. Volume 3: The University of Oxford. Victoria County History. pp. 119–131. 
  3. ^ a b Wood, Anthony (1790). "Fasti Oxonienses". The History and Antiquities of the Colleges and Halls in the University of Oxford. Google Books. p. 24. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
William de Leverton
Provosts of Oriel College, Oxford
1348–1349
Succeeded by
William de Daventre
Preceded by
Hugh de Willoughby
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford
1348
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John de Northwode
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
1349
Succeeded by
William de Palmorna