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NameMiles Smith
Livedb. - d. 1624-10-20 (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked Sermons
Linked ReportsSermon extracts -- preacher
Associated PlacesGloucester -- BishopricBosbury -- ParishHampton Bishop -- ParishHartlebury -- ParishUpton-upon-Severn -- ParishBrasenose College -- Place of StudyCorpus Christi College -- Place of StudyExeter Cathedral -- PostHereford Cathedral -- Post
Source of DataACAD (Venn) (ID: SMT586M); AO (Foster); ODNB (Article: 25879); Hannah Yip.
Biographical Sources ConsultedACAD (Venn) (ID: SMT586M); AO (Foster); ODNB (Article: 25879)
Other NoteThe exact date of birth of Miles Smith is not known. Born at Hereford, he became a student of Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 1568. Subsequently, he migrated to Brasenose, graduating B.A. in 1573 and proceeding M.A. in 1576. In c. 1576, he was made a chaplain or petty canon of Christ Church. In 1584, he was instituted to the vicarage of Bosbury, Herefordshire. Smith was awarded the degree of B.D. in 1585. Two years later, he became rector of Hampton Bishop, Herefordshire. He gained his D.D. in 1594. Shortly after, he was made a prebendary of Exeter Cathedral. Renowned for his proficiency in oriental languages, he was invited to work on the revision of the English Bible which would be published as the Authorized Version in 1611. On 20 September 1612, Smith was consecrated bishop of Gloucester. He died on 20 October 1624.
GEMMS record createdApril 06, 2022
GEMMS record last editedApril 13, 2022