John Durell

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John Durell DD (d. 8 June 1677) was a Dean of Windsor from 1677 to 1683[1]


He was educated at Merton College, Oxford and then the University of Caen Lower Normandy where he graduated MA in 1644. He was ordained deacon and priest in the chapel of Sir R. Brown in Paris during the interregnum, 1651.

He was appointed:

  • Rector of Overton, Hampshire
  • Prebendary of Durham 1668 - 1683
  • Prebendary of North Aulton in Salisbury 1663 - 1683
  • Rector of Witney, Oxfordshire 1678
  • Minister of the French Episcopal Chapel in the Savoy 1661

He was appointed to the eighth stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in 1664 and held the canonry until 1677 when he was made Dean of Windsor.


  1. ^ Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle