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Godsalve, Sir John (b. in or before 1505, d. 1556), administrator and landowner, was the first son and heir of Thomas Godsalve (d. 1542), registrar of the Norwich consistory court, and his first wife, Joan. Nothing is known of John Godsalve's early schooling. He was admitted to ...

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Sir John Godsalve (b. in or before 1505, d. 1556) by Hans Holbein the younger, c. 1532 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Sir Thomas Lestrange (c. 1490–1545) by Hans Holbein the younger, 1536 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. Photographer Michael Bodycomb

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Lestrange [Le Strange], Sir Thomas (c. 1490–1545), landowner and administrator, was the eldest son of Robert Lestrange, esquire (d. 1511), and Anne Lestrange, heir to Sir Thomas Lestrange of Walton, Warwickshire. Upon the death of his father in 1511, when he was in his early twenties, he inherited scattered estates in ...

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More, Sir Christopher (b. in or before 1483, d. 1549), landowner and administrator, was the son of John More, a London fishmonger active in the 1480s and his wife, Elizabeth, and the grandson of a Thomas More recorded at Norton, Derbyshire, earlier in the fifteenth century. Such particulars are owing to the remarkable collection of ...

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Musgrave, Sir William (b. in or before 1506, d. 1544), landowner and administrator, was the eldest son of Sir Edward Musgrave (d. 1542), of Hartley, near Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, and of Edenhall, near Penrith, Cumberland, and his wife, Jane, daughter of Sir Christopher Ward...