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NameThomas James
Livedb. ca. 1572-03-25 - d. ca. 1629-08-01 (old)
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Associated PlacesLittle Mongeham -- ParishMidley -- ParishSt Aldate's Church -- ParishNew College -- Place of StudyWells Cathedral -- Post
Source of DataACAD (Venn) (ID: JMS600T); AO (Foster); ODNB (Article: 14619); Hannah Yip.
Biographical Sources ConsultedACAD (Venn) (ID: JMS600T); AO (Foster); ODNB (Article: 14619)
Other NoteThe exact date of birth of Thomas James is unknown. Born in 1572/3 at Newport, Isle of Wight, he matriculated at New College, Oxford on 28 January 1591/2, aged nineteen. James was elected as a Fellow of the College on 30 June 1593. He graduated B.A. on 3 May 1595, proceeding M.A. on 5 February 1599. He was the first Librarian of Bodley's Library, holding this post from 1598 until 1620. His publications, many of them directed against Catholics, included A Treatise of the Corrvption of Scripture, &c. (London, 1611). In 1609, he served as chaplain to Richard Bancroft. On 16 May 1614, he was awarded the degrees of B.D. and D.D. James also held several livings: St Aldate's, Oxford; Midley, Kent; and Little Mongeham, Kent. He was rector of the Kentish parishes until his death in August 1629. Thomas James was buried in New College Chapel, Oxford.
GEMMS record createdJuly 20, 2021
GEMMS record last editedAugust 22, 2021