Masters of Trinity Hall
A list of the Masters of Trinity Hall since its foundation in 1350:
|1350-1354||Robert de Stretton (Stratton)
DCL by 1352; papal notary by 1379; died in 1392.
|1355-1384||Adam Walker or Wickmer
Canon of St Paul’s, 1363; and of Chichester, 1371.
Died by 1386
|1384-1413||Robert Branch or Braunch
Canon of Chichester, 1390; died 1436
Resigned in or soon before 1429; died 1431
Bishop of Carlisle, 1430-1449; and of Lincoln, 1450.
Lord High Treasurer of England, 1446-1449; Chancellor of the University of Cambridge 1427-28; died 16 Dec 1450
Died after 1453.
DCL 1463; died by 1472.
DCL 1469; Canon of Lincoln, 1488; died 1503.
|1505-1512||John Wright (Wryght)
Resigned 1512; sometime Rector of Clothall (Herts); died
|1512-1517/18||Walter Huke (Hewke)
DCnL 1495; sometime Rector of Holywell (Hunts); died 1517/1518.
|1520 or earlier -1525||Thomas Larke
Formerly Surveyor of Building Work for King’s College Chapel. Resigned 1525; died 1530.
Bishop of Winchester, 1531-1551 and 1553-1555;
Secretary of State, 1528-1531; Lord Chancellor,
1553-1555. Elected Chancellor of the University of
Cambridge, 1539 and 1553.
Ejected as Master of Trinity Hall before Feb 1552;
restored, 1553; died 12 Nov 1555.
|1552 (Feb-Oct)||Walter Haddon
Left to become President of Magdalen, Oxford, Oct 1552; died 1571.
From Oct 1552; removed, 1553; restored 1555; resigned probably before 1559; died 1588.
|1553-1555||Stephen Gardiner (again)|
|1555-1559?||William Mowse (again)|
Oct 1645 – resigned before admission owing to objections from the House of Commons; re-elected, 1660, died 1676.
|1660-1676||Robert King (again)|
|1676-1688||Sir Thomas Exton
Sometime Admiralty Judge; elected three times as MP for the University of Cambridge; died 1688.
|1710-1735||Sir Nathanael Lloyd
Benefactor of the College. Resigned 1735; died 1741.
|1735-1764||Sir Edward Simpson
|1764-1803||Sir James Marriott
|1803-1815||Sir William Wynne
|1815-1843||Thomas Le Blanc
Judge of the King’s Bench, 1799; died 1843
|1843-1852||Sir Herbert Jenner-Fust
|1852-1877||Thomas Charles Geldart
Regius Professor of Civil Law, 1814-1847; died 1877.
|1877-1888||Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
Regius Professor of Civil Law, 1847-88; died 1888.
Benefactor of the College; died 1902.
|1902-1916||Edward Anthony Beck
|1919-1929||Henry Bond LLD
Resigned 1929; died 1938.
|1929-1954||Henry Roy Dean MD
Professor of Pathology, 1922-1961. Retired 1954, died 1961.
|1955-1965||Sir William Ivor Jennings KBE QC LittD
Downing Professor of the Laws of England, 1963-1965. Died 1965.
|1966-1975||William Alexander Deer FRS
Elected Professor of Mineralogy, 1951; resigned 1975.
|1976-1984||Sir (Theodore) Morris Sugden CBE ScD FRS
Formerly Chief Executive, Shell Research; died 1984.
|1984-2000||Sir John Lyons LittD FBA
Formerly Professor of Linguistics & Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Sussex; retired 2000.
|2000-2004||Peter Clarke LittD FBA
Professor of Modern British History 1991-2004;
|2004-2014||Martin Daunton LittD FBA
Professor of Economic History, 1997-
|2014-2021||The Revd Dr Jeremy Morris MA DPhil FRHistS|
|2022-present||Mary Hockaday, MA|