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List of Masters of St John's College, Cambridge

A list of Masters of St John's College, Cambridge.

Name Portrait Term of office
1 Robert Shorton Dr Shorton St Johns.jpg 9 April 1511 July 1516
2 Alan Percy Alan Percy by CE Brock.jpg July 1516 November 1518
3 Nicholas Metcalfe No image.svg December 1518 4 July 1537
4 George Day No image.svg 27 July 1537 6 June 1538
5 John Taylor No image.svg 4 July 1538 1546
6 William Bill William Bill. Line engraving by R. Grave after G. P. Harding Wellcome V0000549 (crop).jpg 10 March 1546 10 December 1551
7 Thomas Lever No image.svg 10 December 1551 1553
8 Thomas Watson No image.svg 28 September 1553 1554
9 George Bullock No image.svg 12 May 1554 20 July 1559
10 James Pilkington James Pilkington print.jpg 20 July 1559 1561
11 Leonard Pilkington No image.svg 19 October 1561 1564
12 Richard Longworth No image.svg 11 May 1564 1569
13 Nicholas Shepherd No image.svg 17 December 1569 1574
14 John Still Portrait of John Still, Bishop of Bath and Wells (dated 1760–1809) by Sylvester Harding.jpg 21 July 1574 1577
15 Richard Howland No image.svg 21 July 1577 1587
16 William Whitaker William Whitaker (1548 – 1595).jpg 25 February 1587 4 December 1595†
17 Richard Clayton No image.svg 22 December 1595 2 May 1612†
18 Owen Gwyn No image.svg 16 May 1612 June 1633†
(buried 5 June 1633)
19 William Beale William Beale St Johns.jpg 20 February 1634 1644
20 John Arrowsmith No image.svg 11 April 1644 May 1653
21 Anthony Tuckney Anthony Tuckney.jpg 3 June 1653 1661
22 Peter Gunning Bp Peter Gunning.jpg 5 June 1661 6 March 1670
23 Francis Turner Francis Turner by Mary Beale.jpg 11 April 1670 1679
24 Humphrey Gower Humphrey Gower by John Riley (follower).jpg 3 December 1679 27 March 1711†
25 Robert Jenkin Robert Jenkin St Johns.jpg 13 April 1711 7 April 1727†
26 Robert Lambert Robert Lambert by JT Heins.jpg 21 April 1727 24 January 1735†
27 John Newcome John Newcome St Johns.jpg 6 February 1735 10 January 1765†
28 William Samuel Powell No image.svg 25 January 1765 19 January 1775†
29 John Chevallier No image.svg 1 February 1775 14 March 1789†
30 William Craven William Craven St Johns.jpg 29 March 1789 28 January 1815†
31 James Wood James Wood after John Jackson.jpg 11 February 1815 23 April 1839†
32 Ralph Tatham No image.svg 7 May 1839 19 January 1857†
33 William Henry Bateson William Henry Bateson by John Robertson.jpg 2 February 1857 27 March 1881†
34 Charles Taylor Charles Taylor by CE Brock.jpg 12 April 1881 12 August 1908†
35 Sir Robert Forsyth Scott No image.svg 21 August 1908 18 November 1933†
36 Ernest Alfred Benians No image.svg 7 December 1933 13 February 1952†
37 James Mann Wordie James Mann Wordie - c. 1914.jpg 13 December 1952 1959
38 John Boys Smith No image.svg 1959 1969
39 Nicholas Mansergh No image.svg 1 October 1969 12 July 1979
40 Sir Harry Hinsley No image.svg 1979 31 July 1989
41 Robert Hinde No image.svg 1989 1994
42 Peter Goddard No image.svg 1994 5 January 2004
43 Richard Perham No image.svg 5 January 2004 30 September 2007[1]
44[1] Chris Dobson Christopher Dobson (14059418563).jpg October 2007 8 September 2019

Dates for masters up to 13 Dec 1952 are taken from[2]

Many of the later dates are taken from the college magazine, The Eagle

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2009-03-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) The Election of Chris Dobson as Master (University of Cambridge Press Release)
  2. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66654 A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 3 (1959; Editor J. P. C. Roach)