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John Buckeridge
Bishop of Ely
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ChurchChurch of England
DioceseDiocese of Ely
Term ended1631 (death)
PredecessorNicholas Felton
SuccessorFrancis White
Other post(s)Bishop of Rochester
Personal details
Bornc. 1562
Died(1631-05-23)23 May 1631
ParentsWilliam Buckeridge of Basildon
Alma materSt John's College, Oxford

John Buckeridge (c. 1562 – 23 May 1631) was an English churchman.


He was a son of William Buckeridge of Basildon, Berkshire, but was born in Draycot Cerne, Wiltshire. He was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood and at St John's College, Oxford,[1] his maternal grandfather being cousin to the founder, Sir Thomas White. He became a fellow of his college, and acted as tutor to William Laud, whose opinions were perhaps shaped by Buckeridge. After Oxford, Buckeridge held several livings, and was highly esteemed by King James I, whose chaplain he became.

In 1605 Buckeridge was elected President of St. John's College, a position which he vacated on being made bishop of Rochester in 1611. He was transferred to the bishopric of Ely in 1628, and died on 23 May 1631.

The bishop won some fame as a theologian and a controversialist. Among his intimate friends was Bishop Lancelot Andrewes, whose Ninety-six Sermons were published by Laud and Buckeridge in 1629.


Buckeridge is described as a convinced Arminian.[2][3][4]

Notes and references


  1. ^ Braly-Bruer Pages 171-200 Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714
  2. ^ Solt 1990, p. 168.
  3. ^ Tyacke 2001, p. 225.
  4. ^ Davies 2001, p. 207.


Academic offices Preceded byRalph Hutchinson President of St John's College, Oxford 1606–1611 Succeeded byWilliam Laud Church of England titles Preceded byRichard Neile Bishop of Rochester 1611–1628 Succeeded byWalter Curll Preceded byNicholas Felton Bishop of Ely 1628–1631 Succeeded byFrancis White