Theophilus Feild

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Theophilus Feild aka Feild (bap. 1575, Cripplegate – 1636[1]) was successively bishop of Llandaff (1619-1627), of St. David's (1627-1635) and of Hereford (1635-1636).

The son of notable preacher John Feild and father of Architect David Feild, he entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge as a sizar but received his B.A. from Pembroke College in 1595/6.[2] He owed his earlier promotion to the Duke of Buckingham. The noted antiquary Sir John Stradling received his poetic endorsements for his works.

In 1598 he was briefly master of the school that is now Colchester Royal Grammar School.[3]


  1. Ian Atherton, ‘Feild, Theophilus (bap. 1575, d. 1636)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2008, accessed 7 Sept 2008
  2. "Theophilus Feild (FLT591T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Higgs, Laquita M. (1998). Godliness and governance in Tudor Colchester. University of Michigan Press. p. 331. ISBN 0-472-10890-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Laud
Bishop of St David's
Succeeded by
Roger Maynwaring