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Anslay, Brian (d. 1536), administrator and translator, about whose parentage and origins little is known, participated, as yeoman of the wine cellar, in Henry VII's funeral procession and in Henry VIII's coronation ceremonies in 1509. In 1521 his translation of Christine de Pisan's...

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Painter, William (1540?–1594), translator and administrator, may have come from a Kentish family. The Dictionary of National Biography suggests his father may have been William Painter, a woolcomber who applied for the freedom of London about 1543; Ashley states that Painter's father was headmaster of ...