- Gary G. Gibbs
Tresham, William (1495–1569), priest, was born in the parish of Oakley Magna, Northamptonshire, the son of Richard Tresham of Newton, Northamptonshire, and Rose Billing of Astwell, granddaughter of Sir Thomas Billing, lord chief justice. He studied at Merton College, Oxford, and graduated BA on 16 January 1515, MA in 1520, BTh in 1528, and DTh on 8 July 1532. In 1526 he was ordained priest. From 11 March 1524 to 11 February 1529 he served as registrar of the university. He occupied the office of vice-chancellor in 1532–47, 1550, 1556, and 1558, and was a canon of ...