John Appleton (academic)

John Appleton (aka John de Appleton[1]) was a Master of University College, Oxford, England.[2][3]

Logic Lane, developed under John Appleton's mastership at University College.

Appleton was a mature commoner and Fellow of University College. He became Master of the College circa 1401 and remained in the post until about 1408.[2] At the end of 1403, King Henry IV gave the College the manor of Marks Hall, located near Margaret Roding, one of The Rodings villages in Essex, through the efforts of Appleton's friend Walter Skirlaw, the Bishop of Durham.[2] This supported three new Fellows at the College. The College prospered and developed under Appleton's mastership, especially in the area around Logic Lane (formerly Horseman Lane) off the High Street, to the east of the main part of the College.[1]

Appleton later received a special Fellowship at the College in 1438.[2]


  1. ^ a b Carr, William, University College, Routledge, 1998. ISBN 978-0-415-18632-2. Chapter IV, The Fifteenth Century: Early Benefactors, Buildings, and Further Statutes (pages 53–73).
  2. ^ a b c d Darwall-Smith, Robin, A History of University College, Oxford. Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-928429-0. pages 45–46, 57, 73, 529.
  3. ^ Darwall-Smith, Robin (September 1996). "Papers of John Appleton (Master 1403–10)" (PDF). Univ Online Catalogues. University College, Oxford. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
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