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Arundel [Fitzalan], Thomas (1353–1414), administrator and archbishop of Canterbury, was the third son of Richard (II) Fitzalan, third earl of Arundel and eighth earl of Surrey (c. 1313–1376), and his wife, Eleanor (d. 1372), the daughter of Henry, earl of Lancaster, and widow of ...

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Bury [Aungerville], Richard (1287–1345), administrator and bishop of Durham, was the son of Sir Richard d'Aungerville of Willoughby, Leicestershire. He was born on 24 January 1287 near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (whence his name). After the death of his father he was raised and educated by his uncle, ...

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Edington, William (d. 1366), administrator and bishop of Winchester, was the son of Roger and Amice of Edington near Westbury, Wiltshire. Claims that he was educated at Oxford have no substance, and he was never given an academic title in contemporary records. However, he was first taken up by ...

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Giffard, Godfrey (1235?–1302), administrator and bishop of Worcester, was the second son of Hugh Giffard of Boyton in Wiltshire, a royal justice, and Sybil, daughter and coheir of Walter de Cormeilles. His elder brother, Walter Giffard (d. 1279), became archbishop of York...

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Heath, Nicholas (1501?–1578), administrator and archbishop of York, is of uncertain origins. His family is supposed to have come from Tamworth in Staffordshire, but a later tradition has him born in London, soon after the beginning of the sixteenth century. The names and status of his parents are unknown. He had a brother, ...

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Kemp [Kempe], John (1380/81–1454), administrator, cardinal, and archbishop of York and of Canterbury, was born at Olantigh by Wye, near Ashford, Kent, perhaps the second son of Thomas Kemp (d. 1428), sometime escheator of the county, and Beatrice, daughter of Sir Thomas Lewknor...

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Merton, Walter of (c. 1205–1277), administrator, bishop of Rochester, and founder of Merton College, Oxford, was the son of William Cook (le Kuk, le Keu) of Basingstoke, Hampshire, and in his early years was known as Walter of Basingstoke. His father, who died ...

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Morton, John (d. 1500), administrator and archbishop of Canterbury, was born in Dorset, at either Bere Regis or Milborne St Andrew, the son of Richard Morton, whose own father had migrated from Nottinghamshire to the south-west. John's uncle served as MP for Shaftesbury...

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Stratford, John (c. 1275–1348), administrator and archbishop of Canterbury, was probably born at Stratford upon Avon into a prosperous burgher family.

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Sudbury, Simon (c. 1316–1381), administrator and archbishop of Canterbury, was born at East Dereham in Norfolk, the second son of Nigel Thebaud and his wife, Elizabeth. His father was a wealthy merchant of woollen cloths and furs, who received an esquire's livery from ...

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Warham, William (1450?–1532), administrator and archbishop of Canterbury, was born in Church Oakley, Hampshire. A later archbishop of Canterbury, Matthew Parker (d. 1575), said that this predecessor was of gentle birth, but Warham's origins were not distinguished. An uncle, Thomas, was a carpenter (but also a citizen of ...

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Wriothesley, Thomas, first earl of Southampton (1505–1550), administrator, was the grandson of John Writhe, Garter king of arms, nephew of Sir Thomas Wriothesley, his successor, and cousin of Charles Wriothesley, who became Windsor herald. His father, William, like his brother Thomas, adopted Wriothesley...

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Wykeham, William (c. 1324–1404), bishop of Winchester, administrator, and founder of Winchester College and New College, Oxford, was the son of John Long, a man of free condition from Wickham, Hampshire, and his wife, Sibyl, the daughter of William Bouadde (perhaps Boyatt) and ...