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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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Parsons, Richard (1641/2–1711), ecclesiastical judge and antiquary, was born at Birchanger, Essex, the son of William Parsons (1599×1604–1671). William Parsons was a scholar of Winchester College from 1614, and a fellow of New College, Oxford, from 1622, graduating BCL in 1629. William was rector of ...