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Byng, Thomas (d. 1599), civil lawyer and college head, was the second son of John Byng of Wrotham in Kent and his wife, Agnes, daughter of Robert Spencer. His elder brother, Robert, was the ancestor of the well-known naval and military family. Thomas Byng...

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Harvey, Henry (d. 1585), civil lawyer and college head, was the son of Robert and Joan Harvey of Stradbroke, Suffolk. He graduated LLB from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in 1538 and LLD in 1542. An active and successful ecclesiastical lawyer, Harvey was admitted to the ...

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Leeds [Lydes], Edward (d. 1590), civilian and college head, was born at Benenden in Kent, the second son of William Leeds and Elizabeth Vinall. He graduated BA from Cambridge in 1542–3 (disproving the statement that he was a 'monk of Ely'), proceeded MA in 1546, and was created LLD in 1568. ...

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Lewis, David (c. 1520–1584), civil lawyer and college head, was born at Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, the eldest son of Lewis Wallis, later vicar of Abergavenny, and his wife, Lucy, daughter of Llewelyn Thomas Lloyd of Bedwellte in the same county. The father, whose full Welsh name was ...