– notes, frequently asked questions and useful links from the archivist and curator of manuscripts at Balliol College, University of Oxford. Opinions expressed are the author's own.

Chaplains of Balliol College

…since the time of Benjamin Jowett’s Mastership. Further biographical details are available in the Balliol College Register; the 2nd and 3rd editions are online here. The ODNB online is available by subscription via many HE instutions AND public libraries.

  • 1882-1894 WH Fremantle (Balliol 1849). Later Dean of Ripon. DD. Died 1916. ODNB entry
  • 1886-1908 GU Pope. University Lecturer in Tamil and Teluglu. DD Lambeth. Pope and Rashdall were never Fellows of the College. Died 1908. ODNB entry
  • 1894-1895 H Rashdall. Later Dean of Carlisle. Fellow of Hertford College while chaplain of Balliol. Died 1924. ODNB entry
  • 1896-1908 EJ Palmer. Later Bishop of Bombay. Died 1954. ODNB entry
  • 1902-1927 HH Gibbon. OBE (Military), Mentioned in Dispatches 1918,1919. Died in Baluchistan travelling to his daughter’s wedding, 1928.
  • 1909-1914 NS Talbot. MC and Mentioned in Dispatches 1915 twice and 1916. Bishop of Pretoria. Died 1943. ODNB entry
  • 1920-1932 MR Ridley. The model for Lord Peter Wimsey. Died 1969.
  • 1931 J McL Campbell (Balliol 1903). MC. DD Lambeth. Died 1961.
  • 1932 (Trinity Term) RCV Hodge (Balliol 1903).
  • 1932-1938 TW Pym.  Thrice Mentioned in Dispatches and DSO 1917. Chaplain to the King. Canon of Bristol. Died 1945.
  • 1938-1939 TM Layng.  MC 1914 and Bar 1940, CBE, four times Mentioned in Dispatches, Canon of York, Chaplain to the King and later the Queen. Died 1958.
  • 1939-1945 No formal Chaplaincy appointment is evident.
  •  1945-1972 FLM Willis-Bund. Dean of Balliol. Canon Theologian of Coventry. Died 1980.
  • 1972-1986 PB Hinchliff.  Canon Theologian of Coventry, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Canon of Christ Church. Died 1995.
  • 1984 – present  HD Dupree.  Dean of Balliol. Senior Fellow of the College presumptive June 2012.

John Jones
30 June 2012

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