David Hughes (college principal)

David Hughes (1753 or 1754 1817) was Principal of Jesus College, Oxford, from 1802 to 1817.[1] He was also Rector of Besselsleigh.[2] He donated £105 to the college in 1809 to increase the value of scholarships for those entering the college from South Wales and England, to reduce the disparity with scholarships for those from North Wales.[3] Hughes studied at Jesus College, obtaining his BA in 1770, his MA in 1776, his BD in 1783 and his DD in 1790.[4]


  1. Baker, J. N. L. (1954). The Victoria History of the County of Oxford Volume III - The University of Oxford. The University of London Institute of Historical Research. p. 278.
  2. Baker, J. N. L. (1971). Jesus College 1571-1971. Oxford: Oxonian Press Ltd. p. 29. ISBN 0-9502164-0-2.
  3. Baker, Victoria History, 269
  4. Foster, Joseph (1891/2). Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 17151886. ISBN 978-1-85506-843-8. Check date values in: |date= (help)

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