Dr Richard Baylie (1585 - 27 July 1667) was twice President of St John's College, Oxford, twice Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and Dean of Salisbury.
Richard Baylie was President of St John's College, Oxford from 1633 to 1648 and 1660 to 1667. He built the Baylie Chapel at the college in 1662. In 1635, he became Dean of Salisbury and tightened discipline there, but spent most of his time in Oxford. However, it is said that, when in Salisbury, he was -- 'like a cardinal' -- lavishly hospitable. Baylie married Elizabeth, the daughter of William Robinson, the Archdeacon of Nottinghamshire, who was half-brother of the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud. He died on 27 July 1667.
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