archbishop of Canterbury, was
See also:born at Stanton in the
See also:parish of Ellastone,
See also:Staffordshire, and educated at
See also:Oxford . He was ordained in 1622 and was appointed
See also:chaplain to
See also:Coventry (1578-1640) . Four years later he was elected
See also:warden of All Souls'
See also:College, Oxford . During the years 1632-1639 he received the livings of
See also:Hackney (1633); Oddington,
See also:Oxfordshire; Ickford,
See also:shire (1636); and Newington, Oxfordshire; besides being a prebendary of
See also:Gloucester from 1632 . In 1638 he was on a commission appointed to visit Merton College, Oxford . He was intimate with the Royalist leaders, participated in the negotiations for the
See also:Uxbridge treaty of 1644, and collected funds for
See also:Charles II. in
See also:exile . In 1648 he was ejected from All Souls' by
See also:order of parliament, and imprisoned for some months, but he regained the wardenship in 1659 . In i66o he became
See also:bishop of
See also:London and
See also:master of the Savoy, and the Savoy
See also:Conference was held at his lodgings . He was consecrated archbishop of Canter-bury in 1663 . He was greatly interested in the welfare of Oxford University, of which he became chancellor in 1667, succeeding
See also:Clarendon (1609-1674) . The Sheldonian theatre at Oxford was built and endowed at his expense .
CHARLES MONROE SHELDON (1857- )
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