Chancellors of the University of Oxford

Century
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YEAR

NAME

2003

Christopher Francis Patten, the Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes, CH

1987

Rt Hon Lord Jenkins of Hillhead

1960

Maurice Harold Macmillan, Rt Hon the Earl of Stockton

1933

Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Rt Hon the Earl of Halifax

1928

Edward, Viscount Grey of Fallodon

1925

Alfred, Viscount Milner

1925

George, Viscount Cave

1907

George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

1903

George Joachim, Viscount Goschen

1869

Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoygne-Cecil, Marquis of Salisbury

1852

Edward Geoffrey Smith Stanley, Earl of Derby

1834

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

1809

William Wyndham Grenville, Lord Grenville

1792

William Henry Cavendish Bentink, Duke of Portland

1772

Frederick North, Lord North, afterwards Earl of Guilford

1762

George Henry Lee, Earl of Lichfield

1759

John Fane, Earl of Westmorland

1715

Charles Butler, Earl of Arran

1688

James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde

1669

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

1667

Gilbert Sheldon (never sworn in or installed)

1660

William Seymour, Marquis of Hertford and Duke of Somerset

1660

Sir Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon

1657

Richard Cromwell

1650

Oliver Cromwell

1648

Philip Herbert, Earl of Pembroke

1643

William Seymour, Marquis of Hertford

1641

Philip Herbert, Earl of Pembroke

1630

William Laud

1616

William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke

1610

Thomas Egerton, Lord Ellesmere

1608

Richard Bancroft

1591

Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, afterwards Earl of Dorset

1588

Sir Christopher Hatton

1585

Sir Thomas Bromley, Deputy Chancellor during Dudley’s absence in Holland

1564

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

1559

Sir John Mason

1558

Henry Fitz-Alan, Earl of Arundel

1556

Reginald Pole

1552

Sir John Mason

1547

Richard Coxe

1532

John Longland

1506

William Warham

1502

Richard Mayew

1500

William Smyth

1494

John Morton

1483

William Dudley

1483

John Russell

1479

Lionel Woodvill

1472

Thomas Chaundeler

1461

George Nevill

1457

Thomas Chaundeler

1453

George Nevill

1446

Gilbert Kymer

1445

Robert Thwaits

1443

Thomas Gascoigne

1442

Thomas Gascoigne

1442

Henry Sever

1440

Richard Rodeham

1440

William Grey

1439

John Norton

1438 ?

Richard Praty

1437

John Carpenter

1433

Thomas Bouchier

1431

Gilbert Kymer

1426

Thomas Chase

1421

John Castell

1420

Thomas Rodborne

1420

Walter Treugof

1419

Robert Colman

1419

Walter Treugof

1417

Thomas Clare

1417

Walter Treugof

1416

Thomas Clare

1416

William Barrow

1415

William Barrow

1414

Richard Snetisham

1413

William Sulburge

1413

William Barrow

1412

William Sulburge

1412

Richard Courtney

1411

John Banard

1411

Richard Courtney

1410

William Sulburge

1409

Thomas Prestbury

1408

William Clynt

1407

Richard Courtney

1407

Richard Ullerston

1403

Robert Alum, or Halam

1400

Philip Repyngdon

1399

Thomas Hyndeman

1397

Philip Repyngdon

1397

Henry Beaufort

1395

Thomas Hyndeman

1394

Robert Arlyngton

1393

Thomas Prestbury

1392

Ralph Redruth

1391

Robert Rygge

1390

Thomas Cranley

1388

Thomas Brightwell

1383

Robert Rygge

1382

William Berton

1382

Robert Rygge

1382

Nicholas Hereford

1382

William Rygge?

1381

Robert Rygge, or Rugge

1379

Robert Aylesham

1379

William Berton

1377

Adam de Toneworth

1376

John Turke

1373

William de Wylton


1372

William de Remmyngton

1371

William de Heytisbury

1369

Adam de Toneworth

1367

Adam de Toneworth

1367

William Courtney

1366

Adam de Toneworth

1363

John de Reham

1363

John de Echingham, or Hethingham

1360

Richard Fitz Ralph?

1360

Nicholas de Aston

1359

John de Hotham

1358

John Renham, or Reigham

1357

Lewis Charlton?

1357

John de Hotham

1354

Humphrey de Cherlton

1349

William de Hawkesworth

1349

[John Wylyot, intruded himself into the office, contrary to the University

Statutes]

1350-1

William de Palmorna

1345

John de Northwode

1341

Walter de Scauren

1341

William de Bergeveney

1339

William de Skelton

1338

Robert Paynink?

1338

John Leech

1336

the same


1335

Robert de Stratford

1334

Hugh de Willoughby

1332

Ralph Radyn

1330

Nigel de Wavere

1329

Roger de Streton

1328

Ralph of Shrewsbury

1326

Thomas Hotham

1324

William de Alburwyke

1322

Henry Gower

1317

John Lutterell

1316

Richard de Nottingham?

1313

Henry de Harcia

1311

Walter Giffard

1311

Henry de Maunsfield

1309

Henry de Maunsfield

1308

William de Bosco

1306

Walter de Burdun

1304

Simon de Faversham

1302

Walter de Wetheringsete

1300

James de Cobeham

1297

Richard de Clyve

1294

Peter de Medburn

1294

Roger de Weseham

1293

Roger de Martival

1292

Henry Swayne?

1291

Simon de Gaunt

1290

John de Ludlow

1290

John of Monmouth

1289

William de Kingescote

1288

Robert de Winchelsey

1285

Hervey de Saham

1284

William Pikerel

1283

Roger de Rowell, or Rodewell

1282

William de Montfort

1280

Henry de Stanton

1280

John de Pontissara

1276

Eustace de Normanville

1273

William de Bosco

1269

Thomas Bek

1267

Nicholas de Ewelme

1264

Henry de Cicestre?

1262

Thomas de Cantilupe

1256

Richard de S. Agatha

1255

William de Lodelawe

1252

Ralph de Sempringham

1246

Gilbert de Biham

1244

Simon de Bovill

1241

The same


1240

Richard de la Wyke

1240

Ralph de Heyham

1239

John de Rygater

1238

Simon De Bovill

1233

Ralph Cole

1231

Ralph (Cole?)

1231

Richard Batchden?

c.1224

Robert Grosseteste

* The Encyclopaedia of the University of Oxford (Hibbert, C. & Hibbert E. (eds) 1992,  Papermac, London) lists 191 Chancellorships up to and including the period of office of the late Lord Jenkins of Hillhead. The Chancellorship of Lord Patten is therefore the 192nd. However, since many individuals appear to have held the office more than once, Lord Patten is the 159th person to hold the office.