John Lamb (priest)

John Lamb,[1] (28 February 1789 – 18 April 1850) was an academic and Anglican priest in the first half of the nineteenth century:[2] a mathematician he was Master[3] of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge[4] from 1822[5] to 1837;[6] and Dean of Bristol from 1837[7] until his death.[8]

John Lamb by William Beechey

He was born in Ixworth and died in Cambridge.


  1. ^ BBC Your Paintings
  2. ^ British History On-line
  3. ^ Google Books
  4. ^ "Masters of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge". Archived from the original on 2016-11-26. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  5. ^ College History
  6. ^ Alumni Cantabrigienses, Venn,. Vol. iv. Kahlenberg – Oyler, 1947 p80: Cambridge, CUP, 1951
  7. ^ PREFERMENTS Berrow's Worcester Journal (Worcester, England), Thursday, August 17, 1837; Issue 7029
  8. ^ We regret to have to announce the demise of Rev. John Lamb, D.D. Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Dean of Bristol, and Vicar of Olveston, Gloucestershire, who expired at the Lodge of his college, about half-past 12 our Friday, in the 62nd year of his age. > The Bury and Norwich Post, and Suffolk Herald (Bury Saint Edmunds, England), Wednesday, April 24, 1850; Issue 3539
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Thomas Musgrave
Dean of Bristol
Succeeded by
Gilbert Elliot