FIELD, THEOPHILUS (1574 - 1636), bishop

Name: Theophilus Field
Date of birth: 1574
Date of death: 1636
Gender: Male
Occupation: bishop
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born 1574. He was bishop of Llandaff 1619-27, S. Davids, 1627-35, and Hereford, 1635-6. His somewhat notorious career is recounted in the D.N.B. His name is included in the present volume merely because it was he who lent ' The Book of Llandav ' to John Selden (Field was the last bishop to write his name in that book); thus it was that Llandaff never recovered the manuscript, which passed from Selden to his executor John Vaughan of Trawsgoed, thence (by marriage) to the house of Llannerch and Gwysaney (see Davies-Cooke family, Gwysaney), and so eventually to the National Library of Wales (N.L.W. Jnl., Summer 1946, 123-4). He died 2 June 1636.


Published date: 1959

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