Robert Scott (Master of Clare)

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Robert Scott (c.1569-1620) was an English churchman and academic, Master of Clare College, Cambridge and Dean of Rochester.

Life[edit]

He was baptized in 1569 at Barnston, Essex, and matriculated as sizar at Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1588. He graduated B.A. in 1592, and M.A. from Clare College in 1595.

He reportedly had been a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He was sub-almoner to King James at the time of his election in 1612 as Master of Clare.[1] He proceeded D.D. in 1613.

In 1615 he was appointed Dean of Rochester, and he served as Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge for 1619-20 . He died in London, on 21 December 1620 and was buried at Barnston.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Reynolds Wardale, Clare College (1899), p. 98.
Academic offices
Preceded by
William Smith
Master of Clare College, Cambridge
1612–1620
Succeeded by
Thomas Paske
Preceded by
John Gostlyn
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
1619–1620
Succeeded by
Samuel Ward