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Menzies, John, of Pitfodels (1756–1843), benefactor, was born on 15 August 1756, the last member of a Roman Catholic family long resident at Pitfodels, Aberdeenshire. His father had died earlier in 1756, and Menzies was raised by his mother, a member of the house of ...

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Pope, Sir Thomas (c. 1507–1559), founder of Trinity College, Oxford, was the elder son of William Pope, a yeoman of Deddington, Oxfordshire, and of his second wife, Margaret, daughter of Edmund Yates of Standlake, Oxfordshire. At his death in 1523, William Pope's estate was valued at ...

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Sir Thomas Pope (c. 1507–1559) attrib. William Stretes, c. 1545 The President and Fellows of Trinity College, Oxford

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Wadham, Nicholas (1531/2–1609), benefactor of Wadham College, Oxford, was probably born at the family seat, Merrifield, near Ilton, Somerset, the only son of John Wadham (d. 1578) and his wife, Joan (d. 1583), daughter of John Tregarthin and widow of John Kellaway...

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Nicholas Wadham (1531/22–1609) by unknown artist, 1595 The Lord Egremont. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Weld, Thomas (1750–1810), landowner and benefactor, was born on 24 August 1750 at Lulworth Castle, Dorset, the fourth son of Edward Weld (1705–1761) and Mary, née Vaughan (1713–1754). The Weld family originally came from Cheshire and bought the Lulworth estate, including the castle (built in 1610) from the ...

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White, Sir Thomas (1495?–1567), founder of St John's College, Oxford, was in all likelihood born in 1495 to William White (d. 1523), a clothier of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Kebblewhite of South Fawley, Buckinghamshire. His birthplace has been disputed, but was probably ...