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Theophilus Leigh

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The Revd Theophilus Leigh, D.D. (1691 – 3 January 1785) was an 18th-century Oxford academic of aristocratic descent.

The Revd Theophilus Leigh
The Revd Theophilus Leigh


Elected Master of Balliol College, Oxford on 12 May 1726, through the influence of his uncle, Lord Chandos, Dr Leigh remained in post until his death in 1785, the longest incumbent in office.[1][2] Appointed Rector of Broadwell, Gloucestershire in 1718, Leigh served as Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1738 until 1741.[3][4]

A relative of the Barons Leigh and great-uncle of Jane Austen, he married Anne Bee (died 1766), only daughter of Edward Bee, of Beckley Park, Oxfordshire; they had two daughters, Mary (who married, her first cousin, Rev Thomas Leigh BCL) and Cassandra (who married Rev Samuel Cooke).

See also


  1. ^ Salter, H. E.; Lobel, Mary D., eds. (1954). "Balliol College". A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford. Victoria County History. pp. 82–95. Retrieved July 18, 2011.
  2. ^ John Jones (10 July 1997). Balliol College: A History, Second Edition: REISSUE, WITH REVISIONS. OUP Oxford. pp. 156–. ISBN 978-0-19-920181-5.
  3. ^ "Previous Vice-Chancellors". University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved July 18, 2011.
  4. ^ "Vice-Chancellors from the year 1660". The Oxford University Calendar. University of Oxford. 1817. pp. 27–28. Retrieved July 18, 2011.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Joseph Hunt
Master of Balliol College, Oxford
Succeeded by
John Davey
Preceded by
Stephen Niblett
 of Oxford University

Succeeded by
Walter Hodges

  1. ^ University of Oxford (1888). "Vice-Chancellors". The Historical Register of the University of Oxford. Oxford: Clarendon Press. pp. 21–27. Retrieved July 24, 2011.
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