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 This article was originally published in the December 2011 edition of Soul Search, the journal of The Sole Society



This is the last of the list of Oxford Alumni which have appeared in the April and August editions of Soul Search In a future journal we will be  bringing you a list of Cambridge Alumni.

Samuel Saywell

fellow St John's College, Cambridge, BA 1669-70, MA 1673 (incorporated 10 July 1677), BD 1680

vicar of Hawkeston-cum-Newton, Cambridgeshire 1676, rector of Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire 1684


William Saywell

of London, gent.

Gloucester Hall, matric entry 21 October 1586 aged 14, BA from Christ Church 9 June 1591, MA 26 June 1594, admon at Oxford 27 April 1601


William Saywell

son of Gabriel, of Pentridge, Dorset, deceased

admitted sizar St John's College, Cambridge 3 October 1659 aged 16, BA 1663, MA 1667 (incorporated 13 July 1669), DD 1679 and Master of Jesus College, Cambridge 1679, chaplain to Peter Gunning, Bishop of Chichester, and afterwards of Ely, rector of Birdham 1672, and vicar of Pevensey, Sussex 1672, canon and chancellor of Chichester cathedral 1672, rector of Willingham, Cambridgeshire 1679, canon 1679 and archdeacon of Ely 1681

licenced (v.g.) 7 July 1688 to marry Elizabeth Lloyd, spinster of St Edmund the King, London, died 9 June 1701


Hugh Sewell

BD 12 years, DD sup. 10 October 1561

canon of Carlisle 1549-85, rector of Caldbeck, Cumberland 1560


John Sewell

of Westmorland, pleb.

Queen's College, matric 2 March 1591-92 aged 19, BA 24 April 1599, MA 30 June 1602, BD 3 June 1611

perhaps rector of Enham, Hampshire 1613


Richard Sewell or Saywell

MA 14 July 1553

rector of Stanford-on-Soar, Nottinghamshire 1559


Thomas Sewell

Lincoln College, matric 22 July 1658, BA 1662, MA from St Mary Hall 1665


Arthur Soley or Soly

of Cambridge University

BA from Trinity College, Oxford 11 December 1643


Benjamin Solley

BA from Queens College, Cambridge 1590-91, incorporated as MA 9 July 1594


Henry Soley

of Worcestershire, pleb.

Lincoln College, matric 20 October 1615 aged 20, BA 26 October 1615

Jeremiah Soley

Magdalen College, matric 22 January 1648-49, demy 1648-55,

BA 20 February 1650-51, MA 21 June 1653


John Soley

son of William, of Worcestershire

Oriel College, matric 15 October 1685 aged 17, BA 1689, MA 1692

rector of Long Stratton St Mary 1701, and of Great Wackton, Norfolk 1715


Joseph Soley

of Steeple Hall, Shropshire

Balliol College, matric 16 March 1705-06 aged 16, BA 1709, MA from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge 1718

chaplain to the English merchants at Aleppo in the Levant, rector of Chetton, Shropshire 1715, vicar of Preshute, Wiltshire 1723, canon of Winchester 1724, rector of Houghton and of Alresford, Hampshire 1727, died 25 November 1737


Kiliab Solley

BA from St Mary Hall 14 May 1632

rector of Fordley, Suffolk 1639 (as Chileabus Sollie)


Thomas Soley

Merton College, matric 22 November 1650

postmaster 1651 by the visitors


John Sowle

a Carmelite, of London

graduated at Oxford, a famous preacher, died 1508


Editor: According to ‘A life of John Colet, D.D., dean of St. Paul's, and founder of St. Paul's school’, by Joseph Hirst Lupton Dean John Colet encouraged ‘the Carmelite, John Sowle who died in1508 and was buried in the convent of the White Friars. As it is recorded that [Sowle] was a ‘great esteemer of St Paul,’ leaving behind him a number of sermons on the apostle’s writings and was moreover very intimate with Colet, it is probable, though not actually so stated, that his preaching was heard in St. Pauls [Cathedral].’


John Sowell or Sewell

of Devon, arm.

Broadgates Hall, matric entry under date 1576 


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