William Day

Bishop of Winchester
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DioceseDiocese of Winchester
Elected
In office1595–1596 (death)
PredecessorWilliam Wickham
SuccessorThomas Bilson
Other post(s)
Personal details
Born1529
Shropshire, England[3]
Died(1596-09-20)20 September 1596 (aged 65–68)
DenominationAnglican
SpouseElizabeth Barlow
Children6
ProfessionTheologian
EducationEton College
Alma materKing's College, Cambridge
Ordination history of
William Day
History
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecratorJohn Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury
Co-consecrators
Date25 January 1596
Placethe chapel, Lambeth Palace
Source(s):[2][4]

William Day (1529 – 20 September 1596) was an English clergyman, Provost of Eton College for many years, and at the end of his life Bishop of Winchester.

Life

He was born the son of Richard Day & Elizabeth Osborne of Shropshire and educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge, where he was Fellow in 1548, and graduated MA, in 1553.[5] He became Provost of Eton College in 1561, his predecessor Richard Bruerne being ejected; it was a position he held until 1595.[6][7][8]

He was created Archdeacon of Nottingham in 1561 and canon of St George's Chapel, Windsor in 1563, before being appointed Dean of the Chapel Royal and Dean of Windsor in 1572. He was registrar of the Order of the Garter, from 1584, and chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral, from 1587. He was raised to the episcopy as Bishop of Winchester in 1595.[7]

He died in 1596.

Family

Bishop William Day 1st married Elizabeth Barlow, daughter of Bishop William Barlow.[6] Bishop William Day married 2nd after 1571 Ann Duffield daughter of Robert Duffield who also married a 2nd Cousin of Queen Ann Boleyn named William Bullen or Boleyn
Issue from first marriage:
Rachel Day who married Robert Barker who was son of Christopher Barker mentioned as both "Royal Printer to the Queen"
William Day Jun. of Bray Berkshire married Ellen Wentworth daughter of Paul Wentworth & Helen Awsha of Burnham Buckinghamshire (his uncle, John Day married Elizabeth Wentworth of South Elmsell Yorkshire)
Richard Day
Thomas Day
Susan Day who married a Cox (may well have been a son of Dr Cox Bishop)
Elizabeth Day
Alice Day married Thomas Ridley (Dr of Civil Laws) a relative of Bishop Nicholas Ridley

Francis Day of Madras was possibly a grandson, son of his son William Day of Bray.[9]

George Day, Bishop of Chichester, was his brother.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Day, William". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/7373. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ a b Cassan, Stephen Hyde. The Lives of the Bishops of Winchester: From Birinus, the First Bishop of the West Saxons, to the Present Time; Vol. II. p. 64 Accessed 11 September 2014
  3. ^ Cassan, Stephen Hyde. The Lives of the Bishops of Winchester: From Birinus, the First Bishop of the West Saxons, to the Present Time; Vol. II. p. 59 Accessed 11 September 2014
  4. ^ Cassan, Stephen Hyde. The Lives of the Bishops of Winchester: From Birinus, the First Bishop of the West Saxons, to the Present Time; Vol. II. p. 60 Accessed 11 September 2014
  5. ^ "Day, William (DY545W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  6. ^ a b "Provosts". etoncollege.com. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  7. ^ a b c Concise Dictionary of National Biography
  8. ^ Arthur Clutton-Brock, Eton (1900), p. 35.
  9. ^ "Metro Plus Chennai / Madras Miscellany : A look back at Madras's founders". The Hindu. 21 November 2005. Archived from the original on 7 August 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2014.