Baker, William 1732

Born in 1667, William was son of the vicar of Ilton in Somerset, William was a churchman as well as being an academic. He was descended, possibly through his uncle, from the mathematician Thomas Baker, author of ‘Geometrical Key, or the Gate of Equations Unlocked’. He was educated at Crewkerne School, also in Somerset, and at Wadham College, Oxford, where he was a fellow and then Warden (1719 to 1723). He was rector in two parishes in Oxfordshire before being raised to being Bishop of Bangor (1723 to 1727), from where he was translated to the See of Norwich (1727 to 1732). He was also a Professor of Sacred Theology. He died 4th December 1732.

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