John James Majendie

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John James Majendie DD (1709–1783) was a Canon of Windsor from 1774 to 1783[1]


His father, André Majendie, was a Huguenot minister who fled to England after the Edict of Nantes.

He lived at 10 Denmark Street London from 1758 to 1771.

He was appointed:

  • Tutor to the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York
  • Instructor of Queen Charlotte in the English language
  • Vicar of Stoke Prior 1769 - 1783
  • Prebendary of Netheravon in Salisbury 1752 - 1783
  • Prebendary of the 8th Canonry at Worcester 1769 - 1774
  • to the fifth stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in 1774 and held the canonry until his death.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1768.[2]

He died at Weston, near Bath in 1783. His son Henry William Majendie became Bishop of Chester and Bishop of Bangor.


  1. ^ Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
  2. ^ "Fellow details". Royal Society. Retrieved 26 January 2016.

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