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Bagard, Thomas (d. 1544), civil lawyer and divine, was born in the diocese of Hereford, of unknown parentage. He was a scholar in civil law by March 1515 at Oxford University and was a member of New Inn. He was connected with the diocese of ...

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Barber, John (c. 1500–1549), clergyman and civil lawyer, is of obscure origins. He was a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, from 1528 to 1538, having graduated as a bachelor of canon law (4 February 1525) and of civil law (19 February 1528). He became a member of the ...

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Bellasis, Anthony (d. 1552), clergyman and civilian, was the second son of Thomas Bellasis of Henknowle, co. Durham, and Margaret, née Thirkell. He was thus a member of a prominent border gentry family; his elder brother, Richard Bellasis [see under Bellasis family...

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Blackwood, Adam (1539–1613), civil lawyer and Roman Catholic polemicist, was born in Dunfermline, Fife, one of at least three children of William Blackwood (d. 1547), soldier, and Helen Reid (d. 1547/8). His parents died when he was about eight years old, his father in battle at ...

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Kingsmill, Andrew (1537/8–1569), civil lawyer and religious activist, was the second son of Sir John Kingsmill (c. 1497–1556) [see under Kingsmill family (per. c. 1480-1698)] of Sidmontan, Hampshire, and Constance Goring (d. 1580/81) of Burton, Sussex; he was the fourth of their thirteen children. The ...

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Martin [Martyn], Thomas (1520/21–1592/3), civil lawyer and polemicist, the son of John Martin of Cerne, Dorset, was educated at Winchester (admitted 1533, aged twelve) and New College, Oxford, of which he became a fellow in 1540, and subsequently (c.1550) at Bourges University...

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Nevinson [Nevynson], Christopher (d. 1551), civil lawyer and Benedictine monk, was the eldest son of Rowland Nevinson of Briggend in the parish of Wetheral in Cumberland. His cousin Stephen Nevinson was also a civil lawyer and came from a minor Westmorland gentry family. ...

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Story, John (1503/4?–1571), civil lawyer and martyr, was probably born in 1503 or 1504, in Salisbury, Wiltshire, the son of Nicholas Story (d. in or before 1552), and his wife, Joan (d. in or before 1552). He was perhaps connected to the ...