Charles Williams (academic)

This article is about the 19th century British academic. For other people called Charles or Charlie Williams, see Charles Williams.

Charles Williams (b. c. 1804 – 17 October 1877) was Principal of Jesus College, Oxford, from 1857 to 1877.


Williams studied at Jesus College from 1823 to 1827, holding a scholarship and gaining a First in Literae Humaniores.[1] He was then ordained, and was a missionary Fellow of the college from 1829 to 1845.[2] He was headmaster of Ruthin School for a time, before becoming the incumbent of the church at Holyhead in 1845. He was made an honorary canon of Bangor Cathedral in 1856 before being appointed as Principal in 1857.[1] He died in the Principal's Lodgings in the college in 1877, in his 73rd year.[3]


  1. 1 2 "University intelligence – Oct. 1: Election of a Principal of Jesus College, Oxford". The Times. 2 October 1857. Retrieved 14 August 2007.
  2. Baker, J. N. L. (1971). Jesus College 1571–1971. Oxonian Press Ltd, Oxford. pp. 57–60. ISBN 0-9502164-0-2.
  3. "University intelligence – Oxford Oct. 17". The Times. 18 October 1877. Retrieved 14 August 2007.

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