Reynolds, Edward, Bishop of Norwich (1599 -1676)
Edward Reynolds was the son of Augustine Reynolds, one of the customers of the city of Southampton, and his wife Bridget. He was educated at Southampton Grammar School, and Merton College, Oxford, where he matriculated 26 January 1616 as a postmaster, took his B.A. 1618, was elected Fellow 1619, proceeded M.A. 1624 and D.D. 1648. In 1622 he became one of the preachers of Lincoln's Inn, and was one of the King's chaplains. Later preferments wereVicar of All Saints, Northampton 1628, Rector of Braunston in Northamptonshire in 1631, a member of the Westminster Assembly of Divines 1643, though he put off taking the covenant until 1644, Vicar of St Lawrence Jewry 1645-1662, and was Dean of Christ Church, Oxford 1648-1652, and again in 1659. At the Restoration, he conformed and was made Warden of Merton, and in 1661 accepted the See of Norwich. He married Mary Harding, daughter of John Harding, President of Magdalen College, Oxford.