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Caesar, Henry Adelmare (1564/5–1636), dean of Ely, was probably born at his father's house in the Old Priory, St Helen, Bishopsgate, London, the fifth son of Cesare Adelmare (d. 1569) [see under Caesar, Sir Julius], physician, and Margaret (or Margery) (...

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Cole, Henry (1504/5–1579/80), dean of St Paul's and religious controversialist, was born at Godshill, Isle of Wight. He entered Winchester College in 1519 at the age of fourteen, and was admitted to New College, Oxford, on 26 October 1521, becoming a fellow exactly two years later, and retaining his fellowship until 1540. ...

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Holland, Seth (d. 1561), dean of Worcester, is of unknown parentage. He was educated at All Souls College, Oxford (BA 19 December 1534, MA 31 March 1539), and held a fellowship there from 1535 to at least 1542. In 1540 he took subdeacon's and deacon's orders, on 21 February and 13 March respectively. Shortly thereafter he served as chaplain to ...

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Joliffe, Henry (d. 1573/4), dean of Bristol, is of unknown origins. He was educated at Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1522–3 and proceeded MA in 1526. A fellow successively of Clare College and Michaelhouse, he served as a university proctor in 1536–7, and proceeded BTh in 1538. In the latter year he became rector of ...

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Marshall [Martial], Richard (b. 1517, d. in or after 1575), dean of Christ Church, Oxford, and Roman Catholic priest, was born in Kent, probably the son of William Marshall (d. 1540?), the anti-Catholic polemicist. He entered Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in 1532, and was a probationary fellow from 1538 to 1540. He was one of a group of younger members of the college (called '...

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Massey, John (1650/51–1715), dean of Christ Church, Oxford, and Roman Catholic convert, was born at Wedhampton, Wiltshire, the son of John Massey, a puritan minister. He matriculated at University College, Oxford, on 16 March 1666, aged fifteen (as John Macie), and was listed among the college's servitors in 1669/70, ...

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Raynold [Reynolds], Thomas (d. 1559), dean of Exeter and bishop-designate of Hereford, was born in Pinhoe, Devon. The identity of his parents is unknown, but he had at least four brothers. He entered Merton College, Oxford, in 1524, having graduated BA in 1522; he became a probationary fellow of ...

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Robertson, Thomas (fl. c. 1520–1561), theologian and dean of Durham, came from the neighbourhood of Wakefield in Yorkshire. He was educated first at Queen's College and then at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating BA from the latter in March 1521 and proceeding MA in July 1525; he supplicated for the degree of BTh in 1539. Between 1526 and 1534 he was master of ...

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Weston, Hugh (c. 1510–1558), dean of Windsor, was born at Burton Overy, Leicestershire. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and St Mary Hall, where he was elected exhibitioner on 21 April 1529, vacating by October 1531. He was fellow of Lincoln College...