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Sir John Hayward (1564?–1627) by Willem de Passe, pubd 1630 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hayward, Sir John (1564?–1627), historian and civil lawyer, was born in Felixstowe, Suffolk, or in nearby Walton, where a John Haywarde, possibly his father, held modest property. Felixstowe parish subsidized Hayward's education at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1581 and MA in 1584. In 1591 he became a doctor of laws, the statutory qualification for the practice of civil law in which he was actively engaged throughout his life, certainly from as early as 1595, when the archbishop of ...

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Howell, William (1631/2–1683), historian and civil lawyer, was the son of Robert Howell of Walkeringham, Nottinghamshire, who died when William was still young. He matriculated aged sixteen at Magdalene College, Cambridge, at Easter 1648, graduated BA in 1651 and MA in 1655, and became a fellow of the college. On 25 November 1664 he was created DCL, which degree was incorporated at ...