Henry Foulkes

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The memorial stone to Foulkes in the Jesus College chapel

Henry Foulkes (b. c.1773 – 17 September 1857) of North Wales[1] was Principal of Jesus College, Oxford, from 1817 to his death. He holds the record for the long-serving Principal of the college.[2]

He studied at Jesus College, and was awarded his BA in 1794, his MA in 1797, his BD in 1804 and his DD in 1817.[3] At the time of his death, he was reported as being 84 years old, and he had not played a part in university life for some years on account of the "infirmities attendant on old age".[3]


  1. ^ Jesus College, p. 185
  2. ^ Baker, J. N. L. (1954). The Victoria History of the County of Oxford Volume III - The University of Oxford. The University of London Institute of Historical Research. p. 278. 
  3. ^ a b "University intelligence - Oxford Sept.17 Death of the Principal of Jesus College". The Times. 18 September 1857. Retrieved 2007-08-14.