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Dene, Peter (d. in or after 1334), canon lawyer and monk, no doubt derived from one of the villages called Dean in Sussex. A secular priest of the Chichester diocese, he began to acquire benefices in Sussex by the late 1280s and, later, benefices elsewhere. By 1287 ...

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Fastolf [Falstoli], Thomas (d. 1361), canon lawyer and bishop of St David's, was one of a distinguished group of East Anglian lawyers nurtured by William Bateman (d. 1355), bishop of Norwich. He was one of three lawyer sons of Thomas Fastolf of ...

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Gwent, Richard (d. 1543), clergyman and canon lawyer, was the son of a Monmouthshire farmer. He was elected a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, in 1515 and on 17 December 1518 became a bachelor of civil law, and of canon law on 28 February 1519. On 20 March 1523 he supplicated for doctor of canon law, and proceeded doctor of civil law on 3 April 1525. For a time he was chief moderator of the canon law school at ...

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London, David of (d. 1189), ecclesiastic and canon lawyer, was one of the many Englishmen who studied law at Bologna in the twelfth century; what sets him apart is the survival of his letter collection, 'The register of Master David', so that some details of his life, interests, and personality are unusually well documented. He was born in ...

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Pagula [Paull], William (d. 1332?), canon lawyer and theologian, probably came from Paull, near Hull, Yorkshire. Granted letters dimissory by Archbishop Greenfield of York on 24 November 1313, he was instituted as perpetual vicar of the church of Winkfield, near Windsor Forest, Berkshire...

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Senlis, Adam de [Adam of Evesham] (d. 1189), abbot of Evesham and canon lawyer, was probably related to the lords of Chantilly and the earls of Northampton. He entered the Cluniac priory of La Charité-sur-Loire and on 6 June 1157 became prior of ...

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St Leofard [St Lifard], Gilbert de (c. 1230–1305), canon lawyer and bishop of Chichester, was almost certainly a Frenchman, named from the college of St Liphard at Meung-sur-Loire near Orléans. He was in England by February 1254, probably an academic refugee from the ...

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