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John Hills (priest)

John Hills, D.D. was a priest and academic in the late 16th and early 17th centuries.[1]

Hills was born in Fulbourn and educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1583, 1586 and B.D. in 1593. He became a Fellow at St Catherine's, eventually becoming its Master in 1607.[2] He was Vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge from 1616 to 1617.[3] Hills was ordained on 20 May 1585. He became Rector of Fulbourn in 1591. He was Archdeacon of Stow from 1610 to 1612;[4] and Archdeacon of Lincoln from 1612[5] until his death on 16 September 1626.[6]


  1. ^ Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900, John Venn/John Archibald Venn Cambridge University Press > (10 volumes 1922 to 1953) Part I. 1209–1751 Vol. ii. Dabbs – Juxton, (1922) p370
  2. ^ "Masters of St Catharine's College | St Catharine's College, Cambridge". 11 November 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  3. ^ "History of the Vice-Chancellorship | Vice-Chancellor's Office". 23 February 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  4. ^ Horn, Joyce M.; Smith, David M. (1999), Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857, vol. 9, pp. 21–23
  5. ^ Horn, Joyce M.; Smith, David M. (1999), Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857, vol. 9, pp. 9–11
  6. ^ "A Survey of the Cathedrals of York, Durham, Carlisle, Chester, Man, Litchfield, Hereford, Worcester, Gloucester, Bristol, Lincoln, Ely, Oxford, Peterborough, Canterbury, Rochester, London, Winchester, Chichester, Norwich, Bangor, and St. Asaph" Willis, B p104: London; T.Osborne; 1742

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