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PRICE, WILLIAM (1597 - 1646), cleric

Name: William Price
Date of birth: 1597
Date of death: 1646
Spouse: Margaret Price (née Vaughan)
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Hywel David Emanuel

A native of Denbighshire. He matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford, on 16 October 1616, at the age of 19 (M.A. 21 June 1619, B.D. 14 June 1628). On 26 September 1621 he was elected the first reader in moral philosophy in the lecture founded by Thomas White at Oxford; he held this office till 1630. On the death of Thomas White in April 1624, Price delivered his funeral oration which was published as Oratio funebris habita Oxoniae 22 April 1624 in laudem Doctoris White … Price joined with others to make a protest to the king against the appointment of bishop Laud as chancellor of Oxford in 1630. On 10 February 1631/2 he was instituted to the rectory of Dolgelley, Meironethshire. He married Margaret, daughter of Robert Vaughan of Hengwrt, the eminent antiquary. Price died at Dolgelley, and was buried 25 October in his church.


Published date: 1959

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