List of Masters of St John's College, Cambridge

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A list of Masters of St John's College, Cambridge.

Name Start of service End of Service
Robert Shorton 9 Apr 1511 July 1516
Alan Percy July 1516 Nov. 1518
Nicholas Metcalfe Dec. 1518 4 July 1537
George Day 27 July 1537 6 June 1538
John Taylor 4 July 1538 10 Mar (?) 1546
William Bil 10 Mar 1546 10 Dec 1551
Thomas Lever 10 Dec 1551 28 Sep (?) 1553
Thomas Watson 28 Sep 1553 12 May (?) 1554
George Bullock 12 May 1554 20 July 1559
James Pilkington 20 July 1559 19 Oct (?) 1561
Leonard Pilkington 19 Oct 1561 11 May (?) 1564
Richard Longworth 11 May 1564 17 Dec (?) 1569
Nicholas Shepherd 17 Dec 1569 21 July (?) 1574
John Still 21 July 1574 1577
Richard Howland 21 July 1577 25 Feb (?) 1587
William Whitaker 25 Feb 1587 4 Dec 1595
Richard Clayton 22 Dec 1595 2 May 1612
Owen Gwyn 16 May 1612 1634
William Beale 20 Feb 1634 1644
John Arrowsmith 11 Apr 1644 May 1653
Anthony Tuckney 3 June 1653 25 June (?) 1661
Peter Gunning 5 June 1661 6 Mar 1670
Francis Turner 11 Apr 1670 3 Dec (?) 1679
Humphrey Gower 3 Dec 1679 27 Mar 1711
Robert Jenkin 13 Apr 1711 7 Apr 1727
Robert Lambert 21 Apr 1727 24 Jan 1735
John Newcome 6 Feb 1735 10 Jan 1765.
William Samuel Powell 25 Jan 1765 19 Jan 1775.
John Chevallier 1 Feb 1775 14 Mar 1789.
William Craven 29 Mar 1789 28 Jan 1815.
James Wood 11 Feb 1815 23 Apr 1839.
Ralph Tatham 7 May 1839 19 Jan 1857
William Henry Bateson 2 Feb 1857 Mar. 1881
Charles Taylor 12 Apr 1881 12 Aug 1908
Sir Robert Forsyth Scott 21 Aug 1908 18 Nov 1933
Ernest Alfred Benians 7 Dec 1933 13 Feb 1952
James Mann Wordie 13 Dec 1952 1959
John Sandwith Boys Smith 1959 1969
Philip Nicholas Seton Mansergh 1 Oct 1969 12 July 1979
Francis Harry Hinsley 1979 31 July 1989
Robert Aubrey Hinde 1989 1994
Peter Goddard 1994 5 Jan 2004
Richard Nelson Perham 5 Jan 2004 30 Sep 2007[1]
Chris Dobson Oct. 2007 44th, and current, Master[1]

Dates for masters up to 13 Dec 1952 are taken from[2]

Many of the later dates are taken from the college magazine, The Eagle

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2009-03-14.  The Election of Chris Dobson as Master (University of Cambridge Press Release)
  2. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66654 A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 3 (1959; Editor J. P. C. Roach)