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Alexander Gordon

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Hamont, Matthew (d. 1579), alleged heretic, was a wheelwright at Hethersett, Norfolk, near Norwich, and was probably of Dutch origin. In the Hethersett parish registers the name is spelt Hamoute, Hammonte, and Hammante. Early in 1579 he was cited before Edmund Freake, bishop of ...

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Alexander Gordon

revised by Stephen Wright

Kett, Francis (c. 1547–1589), physician and alleged heretic, was born in Wymondham, Norfolk, the son of Thomas Kett (c.1500–1553), gentleman, and his wife, Agnes (d. 1573), and nephew of Robert Kett (c. 1492–1549). After the death of her husband, Agnes...

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Legate, Bartholomew (d. 1612), radical separatist and convicted heretic, was the son of William Legate, a substantial householder of Hornchurch, Essex. The extended Legate clan was among the most ancient and successful families of the royal liberty of Havering. By the mid-sixteenth century members of the family, including ...

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Tyrrell, George (1861–1909), modernist Roman Catholic writer and excommunicated priest, was born on 6 February 1861 at 91 Dorset Street, Dublin, the third child and posthumous son of William Henry Tyrrell, a noted Dublin journalist, and his second wife, Mary Chamney. The Tyrrells...

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Wightman, Edward (bap. 1580?, d. 1612), alleged heretic, may perhaps have been the child baptized on 14 July 1580 by his father John Wightman at Hinckley, Leicestershire; William Burton recorded in 1622 that he was from a family of the manor of Wykin...