Kenrick Prescot

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Kenrick Prescot, D.D.[1] (7 July 1703, Chester – 3 August 1779, Cambridge)[2] was a priest and academic in the second half of the 18th century.[3]

Prescot was educated at Charterhouse and St Catherine's College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1724, 1727 and B.D. in 1738.[4] He was Fellow of St Catherine's from 1727 to 1741 and its Master from 1741 to his death.[5] He was vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge from 1744 to 1745.[6] Yates was ordained on 24 September 1727. His first post was as curate at Stapleford, Cambridgeshire. He held livings at Hartland, Coton and Yarmouth; and was a prebendary of Norwich Cathedral.[7]


  1. ^ "Will of Reverend Kenrick Prescot, Doctor in Divinity, Master of Catherine Hall in the..." The National Archives. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  2. ^ "The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, Volume 49" Sylvanus Urban p470: London; D. Henry; 1779
  3. ^ "The Letters of Horace Walpole Volume 5" p454 London; Richard Bentley; 1840
  4. ^ 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. iii. Kaile – Ryves, (1924. p392
  5. ^ "Masters of St Catharine's College". St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  6. ^ "History of the Vice-Chancellorship | Vice-Chancellor's Office". Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  7. ^ "Canons: Fourth prebend". British History Online. Retrieved 2019-03-05.

Vice-Chancellors of the University of Cambridge