Robert Wright (bishop)
Robert Wright (1560-1643) was an English
Wright was born of humble parentage in
St Albans, Hertfordshire, in 1560, and probably attended the refounded free school there (now St Albans School), where preference was given to poor scholars of the borough. He matriculated at Trinity College, Oxfordin 1574 at the age of 14, was elected to a scholarship in 1575, and graduated as a B.A. in 1580, becoming a fellow the next year. He proceeded to obtain an M.A. in 1584, a B.D. in 1592 and a D.D. in 1597.
In 1601, Wright was made Canon Residentiary and Treasurer of
Wells, a post he held until 1632. He was appointed chaplain to both Queen Elizabeth Iand James I. In 1613 he was appointed the first warden of the newly established Wadham College, resigning three months later as the college required the warden to remain celibate, but Wright had obtained Royal dispensation to marry. A son, Calvert, was born in 1620 and christened at Sonning Church in Berkshirewhere Robert had been vicar since 1604. In 1623, he was appointed as Bishop of Bristol, and was later translated to the See of Lichfield and Coventry in 1632. He died at EccleshallHall in Staffordshirein September 1643.
* [http://www.berkshirehistory.com/bios/rwright.html Royal Berkshire History: Robert Wright]
* D. J. Oldridge, 'Wright, Robert (1560–1643)', [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/30055 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004]
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