James Fall Scotland

Biography of James Fall

James Fall (d. 1711) was Principal of the University from 1684 to 1689. While he was Principal, the College Yards were enclosed with a stone wall, a clock was installed in the College Steeple, and (in 1690) a stone balustrade was added to the staircase up to the Fore Common Hall and Principal's Lodging, with the Lion and Unicorn at the first turn. These and other events can be can be read about in his narrative of his time as Principal.

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, as described from the foot of p.507 of vol. II of the Munimenta. He subsequently became a prebendary of York.


James Fall

Died 12 June 1711.
GU Degree:
University Link: Principal
Occupation categories: clergy
Record last updated: 10th Oct 2018

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