John Howorth

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John Howorth, D.D. (5 April 1716 - 24 March 1807) was a 17th-century priest[1] and academic.[2]

Howorth was born in Manchester and educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge.[3] He was ordained in 1625; and became a prebendary of Peterborough in 1639.[4] He was Fellow of Magdalene from 1645; Master of Magdalene from 1664 until his death in 1668;[5] and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge from 1766 until 1767.[6]


  1. ^ "The diary of Samuel Pepys: for the first time fully transcribed from the shorthand manuscript in the Pepysian library, Volume 13" Wheatley,H.B p132: New York, George E. Croscup, 1905
  2. ^ "Fasti Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ: Or, An Essay Towards Deducing a Regular Succession of All the Principal Dignitaries in Each Cathedral, Collegiate Church Or Chapel (now in Being) in Those Parts in Great Britain Called England and Wales, from the First Erection Thereof to this Present Year 1715: Containing the Names, Dates, of Consecration, Admission, Preferment, Removal Or Death of the Archbishops, Bishops, Deans, Praecentors, Treasurers, Chancellors and Archdeacons, in Their Several Stations and Degrees. To which is Added The Succession of the Prebendaries in Each Prebendal Stall (of Most of Those Erected at the Reformation, And) Continued Down to this Time: as Also of the Heads Or Masters of Each College Or Hall in Either of Our Famous Universities, from Their First Settlement to this Time. The Whole Extracted from the Several Registers of the Respective Cathedral Or Collegiate Churches Or Foundations, as Also from Other Authentick Records and Valuable Collections Never Before Publish'd" by John Le Neve p405: J. Nutt: and sold by Henry Clements, at the Half-Moon, in St. Paul's Church-yard; Charles King at the Judge's Head in Westminster-Hall; and Edward Nutt, at the Middle-Temple Gate in Fleet-Street., 1716
  3. ^ Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900, John Venn/John Archibald Venn Cambridge University Press > (10 volumes 1922 to 1953) Part I. 1209–1751 Vol. ii. Dabbs – Juxton, (1922) p420
  4. ^ "A Survey of the Cathedrals of York, Durham, Carlisle, Chester, Man, Litchfield, Hereford, Worcester, Gloucester, Bristol, Lincoln, Ely, Oxford, Peterborough, Canterbury, Rochester, London, Winchester, Chichester, Norwich, Bangor, and St. Asaph: Containing an History of Their Foundations, Builders, Ancient Monuments, and Inscriptions; Endowments, Alienations, Sales of Lands, Patronages. Dates of Consecration, Admission, Preferment, Deaths, Burials, and Epitaphs of the Bishops, Deans, Precentors, Chancellors, Treasurers, Subdeans, Archdeacons, and Prebendaries, with an Exact Account of All the Churches and Chapels in Each Diocese; Distinguished Under Their Proper Archdeaconries and Deanries; to what Saints Dedicated, who Patrons of Them, and to what Religious Houses Appropriated. The whole illustrated with Thirty Two Curious Draughts of the Ichnographies, Uprights, and Other Prospects of These Cathedrals" Willis,B p519: T. Osborne in Gray's Inn and T. Bacon in Dublin, 1742
  5. ^ "A Catalogue of the Manuscripts Preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge" H.R. (Ed) p221 Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 8 Dec 2011 ISBN 9781108034371
  6. ^ "The History of the University of Cambridge, from Its Original, to the Year 1753: In which a Particular Account is Given of Each College and Hall, Their Respective Foundations, Founders, Benefactors, Bishops, Learned Writers, Masters, Livings, Curiosities, &c. Together with Accurate Lists of All the Chancellors, Vice-Chancellors, Proctors, Taxers, Professors, Orators and Members of Parliament" Cater, E. p413: London, Davis & Woodyer, 1753
Academic offices
Preceded by
Edward Rainbowe
Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge
Succeeded by
James Duport
Preceded by
Francis Wilford
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
Succeeded by
James Fleetwood