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Malard, Michael (b. 1676), religious controversialist and tutor in French, was born at Vaurenard, near Mâcon, France, the son of François Malard, a doctor of Vaurenard; his mother later married a M. Patissier de la Fayette of Beaugeu. His parents were Roman Catholics and he was prepared for the priesthood but after serving for some years as pasteur at ...

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Old, John (d. 1557), translator and religious controversialist, was possibly a son of John Olde of Sheriffhales in Shropshire. His early biography is shrouded in obscurity: the date and place of his birth are unknown and little information concerning his formal education has survived. That he was a graduate is undoubted: his contemporaries, and later the historian ...