William de Palmorna

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William de Palmorna DD (also Polmorva; died 1362) was an English medieval churchman, college head, and university chancellor.[1]

William de Palmorna was a Fellow and Rector of Exeter College.[2] In 1340, he was one of twelve Fellows selected for The Queen's College, Oxford by its founder Robert de Eglesfield.[3] Between 1350 and 1351, he was Chancellor of the University of Oxford. He was a Doctor of Divinity. He was a prebendary at the King's Free Chapel in Hastings, within the Diocese of Chichester and also at Windsor.[3] He died in 1362 and left a legacy to Exeter College.


  1. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Appendix 5: Chancellors of the University". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 521–522. ISBN 0-333-39917-X. 
  2. ^ Salter, H. E.; Lobel, Mary D., eds. (1954). "Exeter College". A History of the County of Oxford. Volume 3: The University of Oxford. Victoria County History. pp. 107–118. 
  3. ^ a b Wood, Anthony (1790). "Fasti Oxonienses". The History and Antiquities of the Colleges and Halls in the University of Oxford. Google Books. pp. 24–25. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
William Dobbe
Rectors of Exeter College, Oxford
Succeeded by
John de Blankeswille
Academic offices
Preceded by
William de Hawkesworth
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Humphrey de Cherlton