- Brian P. Levack
Cowell, John (1554–1611), civil lawyer, was born at Ernsborough in Swimbridge, Devon. His parents' names are unknown. He attended Eton College and in 1570 matriculated as a pensioner of King's College, Cambridge, where he became a fellow in 1573. After proceeding BA in 1575 and MA in 1578 he was persuaded by ...