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W. P. Courtney

revised by G. Martin Murphy

Badeley, Edward Lowth (1803/4–1868), ecclesiastical lawyer, was the younger son of John Badeley MD, of Leigh's Hall, near Chelmsford, and his wife, Charlotte Brackenbury. He matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford, at the age of sixteen on 14 January 1820 and graduated BA in 1823, taking his MA degree in 1828. In January 1841 he was called to the ...

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Becon, John (d. 1587), ecclesiastical lawyer and reformer, was born in Suffolk of unknown parentage. Educated at St John's College, Cambridge, he was admitted as a scholar in 1559, graduated BA in 1561, was admitted a fellow on 21 March 1561, and proceeded MA in 1564. His degrees were incorporated at ...

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Brent, Sir Nathanael (1573/4–1652), ecclesiastical lawyer and college head, was one of twelve children and the fifth son of Anker Brent (d. 1598) of Little Wolford, Warwickshire, and of his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Prat of Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. Chosen in 1589 postmaster (scholar) of ...

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Cosin, Richard (1548?–1597), ecclesiastical lawyer, was born in Hartlepool, the son of John Cosin (d. 1547) of Newhall, co. Durham, a gentleman and soldier who was killed by the Scottish enemy or by mischance shortly after the battle of Pinkie (September 1547). His mother, ...

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William Cleveland-Stevens

revised by Catherine Pease-Watkin

Dibdin, Sir Lewis Tonna (1852–1938), ecclesiastical lawyer and administrator, was born in Bloomsbury, London, on 19 July 1852, the third son of the Revd Robert William Dibdin and his wife, Caroline, only child of William Thompson, barrister, of the Temple. He was grandson of ...

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Dockwray [Docwra], Thomas (d. 1559), master of the Stationers' Company and ecclesiastical lawyer, about whose origins and parentage nothing is known, does not seem to have been related to his namesake and near contemporary Sir Thomas Docwra (d. 1527), prior of the knights of ...

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Dun [Donne], Sir Daniel (1544/5–1617), ecclesiastical lawyer, was the eldest of three known sons of Robert Dun of St Botolph, Aldersgate, London (d. 1552/3), gentleman (in his will, though in 1576 held to have been a villein regardant to the honour of ...

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G. C. Boase

revised by Beth F. Wood

Haggard, John (1794–1856), ecclesiastical lawyer, was born on 2 January 1794 at Bradfield, Hertfordshire, the fourth son of William Henry Haggard (1757–1837), of Bradenham Hall, Norfolk, and Park Street, Westminster, and Frances, only daughter of the Revd Thomas Hans Amyand. John Haggard was the great-uncle of the famous writer and barrister ...

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W. P. Courtney

revised by Matthew Kilburn

Lee, Sir George (1700?–1758), ecclesiastical lawyer and politician, was the fifth son of Sir Thomas Lee, second baronet, and his wife, Alice, the daughter and coheir of Thomas Hopkins, a London merchant. Among his elder brothers was the judge William Lee. On 21 March 1716 he was entered as a pensioner at ...

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Lewin, William (d. 1598), ecclesiastical lawyer, was one of five known children of Edmund Lewin (son of John, of Cuffley, Hertfordshire), and his wife, Juliana, daughter of William Goche, feodary of Essex. He matriculated at Cambridge as a pensioner of Christ's College...