Thomas Rodborne

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Thomas Rodborne DD (also Rodeborne, Rodebourne, Rodbourne, Rudbourne, or Rodburn, died 1442) was an English medieval churchman and university Chancellor.

Rodborne was a Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford, where he taught Henry V mathematics.[1] He became a Proctor in 1402 and was the Warden of Merton College, Oxford from 1416–17.[2] He was Chancellor of the University of Oxford during 1420.[3] He became Archdeacon of Sudbury. From 1433 until his death in 1442, he was Bishop of St David's in Wales.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wood, Anthony (1786). "Merton College". The history and antiquities of the colleges and halls in the University of Oxford. Volume III. Oxford: Clarendon Press. pp. 6, 15. 
  2. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40 / 647; year 1422;; 6th entry mentions "Thomas Rodeburne, lately warden"
  3. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Appendix 5: Chancellors of the University". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 521–522. ISBN 0-333-39917-X. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Edmund Bekyngham
Warden of Merton College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Robert Gilbert
Preceded by
Walter Trengof
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Walter Trengof
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Benedict Nichols
Bishop of St David's
Succeeded by
William Lyndwood
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