John Lake (bishop)
|The Right Reverend|
|Bishop of Chichester|
|Diocese||Diocese of Chichester|
Bishop of Sodor and Man (1682–1684)|
Bishop of Bristol (1684–1685)
baptized 5 December 1624|
Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire
|Died||30 August 1689(aged 64)|
|Alma mater||St John's College, Cambridge|
He was born in Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire and educated at St John's College, Cambridge, where he was tutored by the poet John Cleveland, whose biography he later wrote and whose works he edited and published. He graduated B.A. in 1642.
On leaving the army, Lake entered the Church. He was ordained in 1647, and graduated D.D. (litterae regiae) at Cambridge in 1661. He held the following livings:
- Vicar of Leeds, 1661–1663.
- Rector of St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate, 1663–1670.
- Prebendary of Holborn (in St Paul's Cathedral), 1667–1682.
- Rector of Prestwich, 1668–1685.
- Prebendary of Fridaythorpe (in York Minster), 1670–1685.
- Prebendary of Halloughton (in Southwell Minster), 1670–1682.
- Master of Bawtry Hospital, 1674–1683.
- Archdeacon of Cleveland, 1680–1682.
Lake was appointed Bishop of Sodor and Man on 7 January 1683. He was translated to Bristol on 12 August 1684 and to Chichester on 19 October 1685. He was one of the Seven Bishops who opposed the Declaration of Indulgence and were imprisoned by King James II. However, during the Glorious Revolution, he voted for a regency for the Kings's son. He refused to accept William and Mary and was suspended from office on 1 August 1689. Lake died on 30 August following.
- "Lake, John (LK637J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
|Church of England titles|
| Bishop of Sodor and Man
| Bishop of Bristol
| Bishop of Chichester