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D'Ewes, Sir Simonds, first baronet (1602–1650), diarist and antiquary, was the eldest son of Paul Dewes (1567–1631) [see under Dewes, Garrat], barrister and government official, of Wells Hall, Milden, Suffolk, and his first wife, Sissilia (c.1581–1618), daughter and heir of another ...

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Leland, John (c. 1503–1552), poet and antiquary, was born in London on 13 September in an unspecified year. Most of the surviving information about his early life, including the day of his birth, comes from his own poetry. Slightly older than his friend ...

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Udall [Yevedale], Nicholas (1504–1556), schoolmaster and playwright, was born about Christmas 1504, in Holy Rood parish, Southampton. Nothing is known of his family, although a ‘John Owdale’ was the Southampton steward in 1505. Similarly, nothing is known of his exact relationship to the numerous, and prosperous, ...