James Fall

Biography of James Fall

James Fall (d 1711) was Principal of the University from 1684 to 1689. In 1685, he ordered the erection of a dyke around the College yard and the installation of a clock in the steeple.

Fall was deprived of his office in 1689 after indicating that he was unwilling to take the oath of allegiance to the new king, William III, or to sign the Confession of Faith and accept the Presbyterian form of government. He subsequently became a prebendary of York.


James Fall

Died 12 June 1711.
University Link: Principal
Occupation categories: clergy
Record last updated: 27th Feb 2008

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