He was educated at Clare College, Cambridge where he graduated MA in 1676, and DD in 1693.
He was appointed:
- Chaplain-in-Ordinary to King James II 1684
- Rector of Hartley, Westpall 1684
- Dean of Winchester 1693 - 1722
He was appointed to the sixth stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in 1684 and held this until he died in 1722.
He was buried in the chapel at Windsor on 3 February 1722.
- Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle