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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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Clyffe, William (d. 1558), civil lawyer, is of unknown parentage. He was educated at Cambridge, where he graduated LLB in 1514 and LLD in 1523. Clyffe had an active legal career. He was admitted as an advocate of Doctors' Commons on 15 December 1522, and was commissary of the diocese of ...

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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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Oliver, John (d. 1552), civil lawyer, was sometimes called ‘Oliver alias Smith’. His birth date, family, and early education are unknown, but he took the Oxford degrees of BCL on 30 June 1516, BCnL on 23 June 1522, and DCL on 11 October 1522. He probably began his collection of ecclesiastical benefices with the prebend of ...