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Abell, Adam (1475x80?–1537?), Franciscan friar and chronicler, was born in Salt Preston, Haddingtonshire, but the names and occupations of his parents are not recorded and details of his early life are scant. What little is known is derived largely from his chronicle, ...

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Clyn, John (d. 1349?), Franciscan friar and annalist, is said by John Bale and James Ussher to have been born in Leinster. There is a Clinstown near Kilkenny, and variant spellings of the surname Clyn can be found in the Kilkenny area. The same name can also be found in the ...

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Stubbs, Thomas (fl. 1343–1381), Dominican friar and supposed chronicler, is described by John Bale as the author of the continuation of the chronicle of the archbishops of York known as Chronica pontificum ecclesiae Eboracensis; but there is no contemporary ascription to him, nor is he mentioned in any of the extant manuscripts, and the authorship remains undecided. The continuation in question extends from the time of ...

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Thomas [Thomas of Eccleston] (fl. c. 1231–c. 1258), Franciscan friar and chronicler, was the author of one of the chronicles which is one of the chief sources of information about the early growth of the Franciscan order. The order's origins are well documented, but for its expansion and development these chronicles are of special value. ...