William Glyn (bishop)
William Glyn (1504 – 21 May 1558), also known as William Glynn or William Glynne, was the Bishop of Bangor from 1555 until his death.
He was born in Heneglwys, Anglesey and educated at Queens' College, Cambridge, later becoming a fellow of that college and of Trinity. He was collated Archdeacon of Merioneth until 1524. He was elected President of Queens' College in 1553, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University in the following year, and Bishop of Bangor in 1555.
His brother Geoffrey Glyn had left property and money in his will in 1557 towards the founding of a grammar school in Bangor, which William Glyn and Maurice Griffith, Bishop of Rochester were intended to execute. Both these men were to die the following year before the intention could be executed, but ultimately Friars School, Bangor was set up.
- Glyn Roberts in Welsh Biography Online
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