Dolben, John (1), Dd

Dolben, John (1), D.D.

an English clergyman and archbishop of York, born at Stanwick, in Northamptonshire, March 20, 1625, was educated at Westminster school, being admitted a king's scholar in 1636, and in 1640 elected to Christ Church, Oxford. He was ordained about 1652; in 1660 presented to the rectory of Newington-cum-Britwell, in Oxfordshire, in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury; in 1662 appointed archdeacon of London, and presented to the vicarage of St. Giles, Cripplegate, but resigned both in a short time to take the deanery of Westminster. In 1666 he was consecrated bishop of Rochester, and allowed to hold the deanery of Westminster in commendam; translated to the see of York in 1683, and became an ecclesiastical governor of that place. He died April 11, 1686. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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