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Benson [name in religion Boston], William (d. 1549), abbot then dean of Westminster, is said to have been born at Peterborough, though his name in religion implies that he was originally from Boston, Lincolnshire. As a monk of Peterborough Abbey he appeared as witness in a ...

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Steward [name in religion Wells], Robert (d. 1557), prior and dean of Ely, was born at Wells next the Sea, Norfolk. His father was Nicholas Steward, a lawyer of the Middle Temple, from an established Norfolk family of minor gentry; his mother was ...

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Whitehead, Hugh (d. 1551), prior then dean of Durham, was a Benedictine monk of Durham Cathedral priory by 30 March 1499, when he was ordained deacon. He was made priest on 18 December 1501. From that year he was a student at Durham College, Oxford...