Rt Rev John Still, Bishop of Bath and Wells

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Bishop Of Bath & Wells John Still, Bishop

Also Known As: "stilwell/still/wells/", "Bishop of Bath and Wells"
Birthplace: Grantham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Death: February 26, 1608 (58)
Wells, Somerset, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of John Still, Sr. and Unknown Still
Husband of Jane Still and Ann Still
Father of Thomas Still; Anne Still; Nathaniel Still; Mary Morgan; John (i) Still and 1 other

Occupation: Bishop of Bath and Wells England, Bishop of Bath & Wells
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About Rt Rev John Still, Bishop of Bath and Wells

Bishop of Bath and Wells, England, from 1593-1608. Formerly reputed to be the author of Gammer Gurton's Needle.

He became a student of Christ's College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a BA in 1562, MA in 1565, and DD degree in 1575. In 1561 he became a fellow of his college and took holy orders. He was appointed in 1570 Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, subsequently held livings in Suffolk and Yorkshire, and was master successively of St John's College (1574) and of Trinity College (1577). Still was vice-chancellor of his university in 1575-1576 and again in 1592-1593, and was raised to the bishopric of Bath and Wells in 1593. He died on February26, 1608, leaving a large fortune from lead mines discovered in the Mendip Hills. There is a fine monument to Still in the north transept of Wells Cathedral.

(Wikipedia, 2009)

Elevated in 1592 http://www.stilwell.uk.net/docs/Family_History_Edition_2.pdf

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Rt Rev John Still, Bishop of Bath and Wells's Timeline

January 5, 1550
Grantham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
August 19, 1576
Age 26
Bath, Somerset, England
Age 27
Age 29
Age 30
February 26, 1608
Age 58
Wells, Somerset, United Kingdom