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Cottisford [Cottesforde], Thomas (d. 1555), clergyman and evangelical reformer, was born at Winchester and studied at both Oxford and Cambridge. In his 'Epistle to an Englyshe Marchaunt' of Winchester, written from Marian exile, he thanked the addressee for his gifts 'whan I was a student at ...

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Garrard, Thomas (1498–1540), clergyman and protestant reformer, is first recorded in 1517, when at the age of nineteen he was admitted to Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He graduated BA in 1518 and became a fellow of Magdalen College in 1519. He incepted MA in 1524, and was BTh (probably of ...

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Haynes [Heynes], Simon (d. 1552), clergyman and religious reformer, was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1515/16, MA in 1519, BTh in 1528, and DTh in 1531. He became a fellow of Queens' in 1516, and was president from 27 July 1528 to 1537. He had been ordained in February 1521, and on 28 November 1528 was admitted to the rectory of ...

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Marsh, George (c. 1515–1555), clergyman and protestant martyr, was born at Dean, Lancashire, probably the son of George Marsh of Dean. He became a farmer, and married when he was about twenty-five years old. Upon the death of his wife, and having made arrangements for the care of his children, he went to study at ...

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Philpott [Philpot], John (1515/16–1555), clergyman and protestant martyr, was born at Compton Waselyn, Hampshire, the third son of Sir Peter Philpott (c.1488–1540) and Anne Troyes of Owlesbury, Hampshire. His father was a prominent member of the Hampshire gentry who served as sheriff for that county in 1524–5 and 1535–6, and as justice of the peace from 1523 to 1540. Unlike his son ...

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Taylor, Rowland (d. 1555), clergyman and protestant martyr, was born at Rothbury, Northumberland. Nothing is known of his parents or early years. He studied civil law at Cambridge, possibly at Pembroke College, where he proceeded to the degree of BCL in 1530 and DCL in 1534. He was principal of ...