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FIELD , THEOPHILUS ( 1574 - 1636 ), bishop ;

b. 1574 . He was bishop of Llandaff 1619-27 , S. Davids , 1627-35 , and Hereford , 1635-6 . His somewhat notorious career is recounted in the D.N.B. His name is included in the present volume merely because it was he who lent ‘ The Book of Llandav ’ to John Selden ( Field was the last bishop to write his name in that book); thus it was that Llandaff never recovered the manuscript, which passed from Selden to his executor John Vaughan (q.v.) of Trawsgoed , thence (by marriage) to the house of Llannerch and Gwysaney ( see Davies-Cooke family, Gwysaney ), and so eventually to the National Library of Wales ( N.L.W. Jnl. , Summer 1946 , 123-4). He d. 2 June 1636 .


Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959