John Norton (academic)

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John Norton (died 1462) was a medieval churchman and university Chancellor.

Norton was a Doctor of Canon Law and a Fellow of New College, Oxford from 1404 until 1421, when he left to join the Court of Arches.[1] In 1433, he became the vicar-general of Salisbury. He joined the Bishop of Durham, Robert Neville, as Chancellor in Durham. He was Chancellor of the University of Oxford during 1439–40.[2] In 1440, be became the vicar-general of York.


  1. ^ Storey, R. L. (1972). Diocesan Administration in the Fifteenth Century. Borthwick Publications. p. 23.
  2. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Appendix 5: Chancellors of the University". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 521–522. ISBN 0-333-39917-X.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Richard Praty
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Richard Roderham