John Randolph (bishop of London)
|The Right Reverend and Right Honourable
|Bishop of London|
Portrait of John Randolph (1811) by William Owen
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of London|
|Term ended||1813 (death)|
|Other posts||Bishop of Bangor
Bishop of Oxford
Regius Professor of Divinity
Regius Professor of Greek
Oxford Professor of Poetry
6 July 1749|
Much Hadham, Hertfordshire
|Died||28 July 1813(aged 64)|
|Buried||All Saints Church, Fulham|
|Residence||Fulham Palace, London|
|Spouse||Jane Lambard (m. 1785)|
|Profession||Scholar & teacher|
|Alma mater||Christ Church, Oxford|
Early life and academic career
He was born in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, the son of Thomas Randolph, President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford. He was awarded BA in 1771, MA in 1774 and BD in 1782.
He was associated with Oxford University as a resident and instructor from 1779 to 1783. In 1776 he was made Professor of Poetry, in 1782 Regius Professor of Greek and in 1783 Regius Professor of Divinity.
In 1799, Randolph was named the Bishop of Oxford, and in 1807 was translated to the see of the Bishop of Bangor. He retained the post of Regius professor until his move to Bangor. Randolph was not particularly liberal. In debating the expansion of free schools, he noted that educating the poor would "...puff up their tender minds or entice them into a way of life of no benefit to the publick and ensnaring to themselves."
He died in office in 1813 and was buried in Fulham churchyard. He had married Jane, daughter of Thomas Lambard of Sevenoaks, Kent in 1785.
- "Randolph, John (1749-1813)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
|Regius Professor of Divinity
Charles Henry Hall
|Church of England titles|
|Bishop of Oxford
|Bishop of Bangor
|Bishop of London
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