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Becon, John (d. 1587), ecclesiastical lawyer and reformer, was born in Suffolk of unknown parentage. Educated at St John's College, Cambridge, he was admitted as a scholar in 1559, graduated BA in 1561, was admitted a fellow on 21 March 1561, and proceeded MA in 1564. His degrees were incorporated at ...

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Dibdin, Sir Lewis Tonna (1852–1938), ecclesiastical lawyer and administrator, was born in Bloomsbury, London, on 19 July 1852, the third son of the Revd Robert William Dibdin and his wife, Caroline, only child of William Thompson, barrister, of the Temple. He was grandson of ...

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Lyndwood, William (c. 1375–1446), administrator, ecclesiastical lawyer, and bishop of St David's, was born in Linwood, near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. One of the seven children of John Lyndwood (d. 1419), a successful woolman, and his wife, Alice, William Lyndwood is depicted as a child, but dressed precociously in the robes of a doctor of laws, on his father's monumental brass in ...

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Wilbraham, Sir Philip Wilbraham Baker, sixth baronet (1875–1957), ecclesiastical lawyer and administrator, was born at Rode Hall, Scholar Green, Cheshire, on 17 September 1875, the younger and only surviving son of Sir George Barrington Baker, fifth baronet (1845–1912), who took the additional surname of ...

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Wilkinson, William (c. 1551–1613), religious writer and ecclesiastical lawyer, was a Yorkshireman by birth. His precise origins are unclear, though it is known that his family held land in Bradford. His university education began when he matriculated as a pensioner at St John's College, Cambridge...