John Jeggon; 1550-1618; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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John Jeggon; 1550-1618; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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Son of Robert and Joan Jeggon. Brother Thomas Jeggon. Wife Lilia, daughter of Richard Vaughan, Bishop of London. Sons Robert and John. Born at Coggeshall, Essex, on 6 December 1550. Educated at the grammar school in Coggeshall. Attended Queen's College in Cambridge, becoming a Fellow of the college later. Chosen to be Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Chaplain to Queen Elizabeth I, and was by her preferred to the deanery in Norwich. Installed 22 July 1601/1602.
Nominated 10 January 1602, elected Bishop of Norwich on 18 January 1602 consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury on 20 February 1602. Lived at his palace at Ludham, Norfolk, until a fire destroyed it. He used this as his country seat, to the annoyance of the people of Norwich. Buried in the north east corner of the chancel in Norwich Cathedral. Died 13 March 1617 at Aylsham, Norfolk.


Coggeshall, Essex; Cambridge, Cambridgshire; Norwich, Norfolk; Ludham, Norfolk

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Created on: 21/11/2003 by Droip




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