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BENSON, RICHARD. Matric. pens, from Trinity, Michs. 1581;
B.A. (perhaps from St Catharine's) 1584-5.

BENSON, RICHARD. Scholar of Trinity, Easter, 1596; B.A.
1596- 7. Ord. deacon (London) May 22, 1608; priest (Lincoln)
June 3, 1610. R. of Saunderton, Bucks., 1610.

BENSON, RICHARD. Adm. scholar at Trinity Hall, Jan. 4,
1726-7. Of Clapham, Yorks. Matric. Dec. 1726.

BENSON, RICHARD. Adm. pens, (age 18) at Trinity, June 29,
1728. S. of Jonathan, of York. School, Kirkleatham, Yorks.
Matric. 1728.

BENSON, ROBERT. Matric. sizar from Christ's, Dec. 1576;
Scholar, 1576.

BENSON, ROBERT. Matric. pens, from Sidney, Michs. 1639. (Per-
haps a mistake for Thomas.) Robert, s. and h. of Thomas,
of Leeds, Yorks., was adm. at Lincoln's Inn, Nov. 14, 1639.

BENSON, ROBERT. Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 15) at Christ's, May
6, 1691. S. of Robert (? of Wrenthorpe, Yorks.). B. at
Wakefield. School, London. Matric. 1691. Doubtless the
politician, afterwards Baron Bingley, M.P. for Thetford,
Norfolk, 1702; for York, 1705-13. Lord of the Treasury,
1710. Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1711. Created Baron,
1713. Treasurer of the Household, 1730. Died Apr. 9, 1731.
Buried in Westminster Abbey. (D.N.B.)

BENSON, ROGER. 'M.A. of Cambridge'; incorp. at Oxford,
1594. No such degree found. (Al. Oxon.)

BENSON, ROLAND. Matric. pens, from St John's, Michs. 1571 ;
B.A. 1576-7.

BENSON, THOMAS. Matric. sizar from Pembroke, Michs. 1568.

BENSON, THOMAS. Matric. pens, from St John's, Easter, 1578 ;
B.A. 1581-2.

BENSON, THOMAS. Adm. pens, (age 17) at Sidney, July 16,
1639. S. of Robert, Esq. B. at Leeds, Yorks. Schools,
Wakefield and Westminster. Perhaps matric. as ' Robert.'

BENSON or BOSTON, WILLIAM. A Benedictine monk. B. at
Boston, Lines. B.D. 1520-1; D.D. 1528. Abbot of Burton-
on-Trent, 1531; and (1533) of Westminster, which he sur-
rendered, 1540. Resumed the name Benson. First dean of
Westminster, 1540-9. Died 1549. Buried in the Abbey.
(Cooper, 1. 537; D.N.B.)

BENSON, WILLIAM. Adm. sizar at Queens', Apr. 16, 1660.
Of Essex. Matric. 1660; B.A. 1663-4; M.A. 1667. Signs for
deacon's orders (London) Mar. 1, 1667. V. of Elsenham,
Essex, 1666-78. V. of Bacon's Portion, Dengie, Essex, 1678-
80. R. of Rochford, 1678-80. Died 1680. Will (P.C.C.).
Brother of John, 1667.

BENSON, WILLIAM. Adm. sizar at Queens*, June 6, 1688. Of
Nottinghamshire. Matric. 1688; B.A. 1691-2; M.A. 1695.
Perhaps Master of Southwell School, Notts., c. 1699-1707.

BENSTEAD, JOB. Adm. sizar (age 18) at Caius, Feb. 15, 1725-6.
S. of Richard, brewer, of Lopham, Norfolk. B. there. School,
Botesdale. Matric. 1726; B.A. 1729-30; Scholar, 1726-30.
Ord. priest (Norwich) Sept. 23, 1733. C. of Gislingham,
Suffolk. Will proved (Norwich) 1765. (Venn, 11. 24.)

BENT, AMBROSE. Adm. sizar (age 20) at Caius, June 5, 1645.
S. of Thomas, husbandman. Of Hoby, Leicestershire.
School, Sileby. Matric. 1648; B.A. 1649. V. of Ashby
Folville, Leicestershire, 1659-61.

BENT, GEORGE. Adm. Fell.-Com. at St Catharine's, Feb. 22,
1726-7 from Oriel College, Oxford: admitted there Mar. 4,
1720-1, age 18. S. of William, of Jacobstow, Devon. Matric.
1727; M.B. 1727; M.D. 1732. Admon. (P.C.C.) 1782; of
Exeter. (Al. Oxon.)

BENT, JOSEPH. Matric. pens, from Queens', Easter, 1629. S.
and h. of William, of Enderby, Leics., gent. Of Leicestershire.
Adm. at Gray's Inn, June 26, 1630. Barrister, 1637. Ancient,
1654. Age 8 in 1619. (J. Foster, Gray's Inn.)

BENT, THOMAS. M.A. from Queens', 1631. S. of Thomas, of
Enderby, Leicestershire. Matric. at St Mary Hall, Oxford,
July xi, 1623, age 18; B.A. (Oxford), 1626.

BENTALL, EDWARD. Matric. sizar from Queens', Michs. 1624.
Of Fssex. B.A. 1627-8; M.A. 1631. Ord. deacon (Peterb.)
Aug. 1, 1630. One of these names R. of Chipping Ongar,
Essex, 1657-8.

BENTALL, EDWARD. Adm. pens, at Queens', May 27, 1647.
Of Essex.

BENTALL, WILLIAM. Matric. pens, from Queens', Easter,
1617. Of Essex. B.A. 1620-1; M.A. 1624.



Bentham, Samuel

BENTFORD, NATHANIEL. Adm. sizar (age 20) at Peterhouse,
Jan. 19, 1666-7. Of Warwickshire. School, Coventry.
Matric. 1667; Scholar, 1670; B.A. 1670-1. Ord. deacon (Ely)
Sept. 24, 1671.

BENTHALL, ■ Adm. at Magdalene, July x, 165 1.

BENTHAM, DUCET. Adm. pens, (age 18) at Peterhouse,
Apr. 2, 1709. Of Herts. School, Charterhouse. Matric. 1709;
Scholar, 1709. S. of Joseph (1670-1). Buried at Stevenage,
Feb. 3, 1710-1. (H. G. Harrison.)

BENTHAM, EDMUND. Adm. sizar (age 17) at St John's, Apr. 3,
1735- S. of Samuel (1698), clerk, of Cambs. B. at Ely.
School, Ely. Matric. 1735; B.A. 1738-9; M.A. 1742; B.D.
1750. Fellow, 1741-72. Ord. deacon (Norwich) May 24,
1741; priest (Lincoln) Feb. 27, 1742-3. V. of Eyworth,
Bedfordshire, 1754-81. R. of Wootton Courtney, Somerset,
1770-81. Died 1781. Brother of Edward (below), Geoffrey
(1738), and James (1727). (Scott-Mayor, m. 464.)

BENTHAM, EDWARD. Incorp. M.A. 1734, from Oriel College,
Oxford. S. of Samuel, of Ely, clerk (1698). B. there, July 23,
1707. Matric. (Corpus Christi, Oxford) Mar. 28, 1724, age 16;
B.A. (Oxford) 1729; M.A. 1732; B.D. 1744; D.D. 1749.
Fellow of Oriel, 1731. Vice-Principal of Magdalen Hall,
I73°- Preb. of Hereford, 1743. Canon of Christ Church, 1754.
Regius Professorof Divinity at Oxford, 1763-76. Died Aug. 1,
1776. Buried in Christ Church. Brother of Edmund (above),
Geoffrey (1738), James (1727). (Al. Oxon; D.N.B.)

BENTHAM, FULK. Matric. sizar from King's, Lent, 1697.

BENTHAM, GEOFFREY. Adm. sizar (age 18) at St John's,
Apr. 15, 1738. S. of Samuel (1698), clerk, of Ely, Cambs.
B. at Ely. School, Ely. Matric. 1738; B.A. 1741-2; M.A.
1752. Ord. deacon (Lincoln) Dec. 19, 1742; priest (Ely)
May, 1746. Minor Canon of Ely; Precentor, etc. V. of
Meldreth, Cambs., 1744. V. of Chettisham, 1751. V. of
Trinity Church, Ely, 1776. Died June 5, 1792. Brother of
Edmund (1735), Edward (1734), and James (1727).

BENTHAM, JAMES. Adm. sizar (age 18) at Trinity, Mar. 25,
1727. S. of Samuel (1698), V. of Witchford, Cambs. School,
Ely. Matric. 1727; B.A.1730-1; M.A. 1738. Ord. priest (Ely)
May 20, 1733. V. of Stapleford, Cambs., 1733-7. Minor
Canon of Ely, 1737; prebendary, 1779. R. of Stuntney, 1751.
V. of Wymondham, Norfolk, 1767-8. R. of Feltwell St
Nicholas, 1768-74. R. of Northwold, 1774-9. F.S.A. Author:
History of Ely Cathedral. Died Nov. 17, 1794. Brother of
Edmund (1735), Edward (1734), Geoffrey (1738). (D.N.B.)

BENTHAM, JOSEPH. Matric. sizar from Pembroke, Easter,
161 1 ; B.A. 1614-5; M.A. 1618. Ord. deacon (Peterb.) Sept.
24, 1615; priest, Sept. 21, 1617. V. of Weekley, Northants.,
1617-30. R. of Broughton, 1630 - 43; ejected; reinstated,
1660-71. Author: The Societie 0/ the Saints, and other works.
Died Apr. 16, 1671, aged 77. Father of Joseph (1635) below,
and Samuel ( 1 639) . (D.N.B.)

BENTHAM, JOSEPH. Adm. pens, at Sidney, Oct. 13, 1635.
S. of Joseph, above, R. of Broughton, Northants. B. at
Weekley, Northants. Schools, Kettering and Broughton.
B.A. 1639-40; M.A. 1643; D.D. 1668 (Lit. Reg.). Ord. deacon
(Peterb.) Dec. 18, 1642; priest, Sept. 21, 1645. R. of Cranford
St Andrew, Northants., 1645-7. V. of Lowick, Nov. 19,
1647. Buried Jan. 20, 1692. Brother of Samuel (1639).
(Shaw, 1. 347, and 11. App. 5; T. P. Dorman.)

BENTHAM, JOSEPH. Adm. pens, (age 17) at Peterhouse,
Feb. 22, 1670-1. Of Northants. School, Westminster.
Matric. 1671; Scholar, 1671; B.A. 1674-5; M.A. 1678; D.D.
1696. Fellow, 1677-87. Minor Canon of Westminster.
R. of Stevenage, Herts., 1680-1723. Preb. of Lincoln, 1704.
R. of Abington Piggotts, Cambs., 1719-23. Died Apr. 6, 1723.
(Al. Westmon., 169; Shaw, 11. App. 5; Walker, 144.)

BENTHAM, JOSEPH. Adm. pens, at Emmanuel, May 23, 1706.
Of Hertfordshire. S. of Joseph (above). Matric. 1706.

BENTHAM, LAWRENCE. Adm. sizar (age 18) at Magdalene,
May 30, 1674. S. of William, of Studfold (? Studfield, near
Settle), Yorks. School, Marske. Matric. 1674; B.A. 1677-8.
(M. H. Peacock.)

BENTHAM, SAMUEL, Matric. sizar from St Catharine's,
Easter, 1639. Of Northants. S. of Joseph (161 1). R. of
Broughton, Northants. Adm. at Oundle School, Mar. 13,
1637-8, age 13. B.A. 1642-3; M.A. 1646. Ord. deacon
(Lincoln) June I, 1645; priest, Sept. 20, 1646. R. of Kneb-
worth, Herts., 1650, till 1703. Preb. of Lincoln, 1667-99.
V. of Walden St Paul's, 1673-1703. Died 1703. Brother
of Joseph (1635), father of Samuel (below) and Thomas (1689).

BENTHAM, SAMUEL. Adm. sizar (age 17) at St John's, Nov. 3,
1670. S. of Samuel, R. of Knebworth, Herts, (above). B.
there. School, Bedford. Matric. 1671; B.A. 1674-5; M.A.
1678. Ord. priest (London) Mar. u, 1676-7. Minor Canon
of St Paul's, 1687-1730; and of Westminster. V. of Hoo,
Herts. Died at Bath, Feb. 3, 1729—30. Buried in Westminster
Abbey. Father of Samuel (1698), and William (1712), brother
of Thomas (1689).



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Bentham, Samuel

BENTHAM, SAMUEL. Adm. sizar (age 17) atST John's, Apr. 14,
1698. S. of Samuel, clerk, Preb. ol Ely (above). School, Ely.
Matric 1698; B.A. 1701-2. Ord. deacon (Ely) Mar. is,
1703-4; priest, Mar. 5, 1704-5. V. of Witchford, Cambs.
Registrar of Ely Cathedral. Died Feb. 4, 1722-3. Father
of Edmund (1735). Edward (i734), Geoffrey (1738), James
(1727), Thomas (1732) and Joseph, the University printer.

BENTHAM, SAMUEL. Adm. scholar at Trinity Hall, Jan. 4,

1724-5. Of Ely. Matric 1724.
BENTHAM, SAMUEL. Adm. sizar at Emmanuel, June 2, 1737-

Of Yorkshire. Matric. 1737; B.A. 1740-1; M.A. 1744. Ord.

deacon (Lincoln) Sept. 20, 1741; priest, Sept. 25, 1743. V. of

Winsford, Somerset, 1743-52. Died 1752.
BENTHAM, THOMAS. Adm. at King's a scholar from Eton,

Aug. 24, 1583, age 16. Of Leighton Buzzard. Matric. 1583;

B.A. 1587-8; M.A. 1591. Fellow, 1586-90. V. of Stotfold,

Beds., 1590. R. of Hocklifie, 1595-1616. Buried there,

Feb. 20, 1615-6. (See a contemporary in Al. Oxon.)

BENTHAM, THOMAS. Adm. scholar (age 17) at Sidney, May 2,
1689. S. of Samuel (1639), R. of Knebworth, Herts. B. there.
School, Ely. Matric 1690. Brother of Samuel (1670).

BENTHAM, THOMAS. Adm. sizar (age 18) at St John's, June
10, 1732. S. of Samuel (1698), of Ely, Cambs. School, Ely.
Matric 1733; B.A. 1735-6; M.A. 1773. Ord. deacon (London)
June 5, 1737; priest, June 15, 1738. R. of Aberford, Yorks.,
1738-70. V. of St Peter, Stockport, Chester, 1768-90. Died
May 2, 1790. (Scott-Mayor, in. 442.)

BENTHAM, WILLIAM. Adm. sizar (age 17) at St John's,
Nov. 15, 1712. S. of Samuel (1670), clerk. B. at Ely, Cambs.
School, Ely. Matric. 1715; B.A. 1716-7; M.A. 1726. Ord.
deacon (London) Sept. 21, 1718; priest, Feb. 22, 1718-9.
R. of Tasburgh, Norfolk. P.C. of St Giles, and St Gregory,
Norwich. Died, Feb. 27, 1730-1. (Blomefield, iv. 25.)

BENTLEY, ABRAHAM. Adm. sizar at Jesus, June 24, 1642.
Of Yorkshire. Matric. 1642; B.A. 1645-6; M.A. 1649.

BENTLEY, DANIEL. Adm. sizar at Trinity, May 1, 1652. Of
Yorkshire. Matric. 1652; B.A. 1655-6. Perhaps V. of
Sowerby Bridge, Yorks., 1655-61.

BENTLEY, DANIEL. Adm. sizar (age 16) at St John's, June 30,
1712. S. of John, Salter. B. at Bradford, Yorks. School,
Bradford. Matric 1712; B.A. 1716-7. Nominated Master
of Rivington School, Lancashire, 1715.

BENTLEY, EDMUND. Matric sizar from Queens', Easter, 1585.
Of Essex. B.A. 1588-9. R. of Witton, Norfolk, 1591. R. of
Little Plumstead, till his death, 1614.

BENTLEY, EDMUND. Adm. pens, (age 17) at Sidney, May 24,
168 1. S. of Josiah, mercer, deceased, of Kent. Schools, St
Paul's and Maidstone. Matric. 1681. Adm. at the Middle
Temple, Nov. 16, 1683; s. and h. of Josiah, of Beaconsfield,
Bucks.

BENTLEY, EDWARD. Matric pens, from Trinity, c. 1595;
scholar from Westminster. B. at W. Horndon, Essex. B.A.
1599-1600; M.A. 1603. Ord. deacon (London) Sept. 25, 1608;
pnest, Sept. 25, 1609, age 31. C. of St Mary-at-Hill, London.

BENTLIE, EDWARD. Adm. sizar (age 17) at Caius, Nov. 18,
1611. S. of Stephen, gent., of Brunstead, Norfolk. B. at
Westwick. School, N. Walsham. Matric. 1612; B.A. 1615-6;
M.A. 1619. Ord. priest (Norwich) 1619. R. of Stow Bardolph,
Norfolk, 1625-33. R.ot Bexwell, 1627-41, and of Snetterton,
1633-41. Died 1641. (Venn, 1. 215.)

BENTLEY, ELY. Adm. sizar at Trinity, Apr. 26, 1647. Of
Yorkshire. B. at Sowerby. Matric 1647; Scholar, 1650;
B.A. 1650-1 ; M.A. 1654. Fellow, 1651. V. of Halifax, Yorks.,
1650-62, ejected. Preacher in Yorkshire. Died July 31, 1675,
aged 49. (Calamy, 11. 563.)

BENTLEY, GEORGE. Matric. pens, from Clare, c. 1590; B.A.
1592-3; M.A. 1597. Perhaps R. of Crofton, Yorks., 1599-1600.

BENTLEY, ISAAC Adm. pens, at Emmanuel, May 20, 1598.
Matric. 1598; B.A. 1 601-2. Ord. deacon and priest (Norwich)
May 26, 1605, age 23. C. of Wilby, Norfolk.

BENTLEY, JOHN. Matric. pens, perhaps from St John's,
Easter, 1577.

BENTLEY, JOHN. M.A. 1583 (Incorp. from Oxford). Student
of Christ Church, Oxford, 1567; B.A. 15 70-1; M.A. 1574;
M.B. and M.D. 1580. Will of one of these names, of New-
castle, M.D., at P.C.C. 1618.

BENTELEY, JONAS. Matric. pens, from Clark, Easter, 1610;
B.A. 1613-4. C. of Baildon, Bradford, Yorks., 1619.

BENTLEY, MICHAEL. Matric sizar from Christ's, 1597-8;
B.A. 1600-1; M.A. 1604; B.D. 161 1. Ord. deacon and priest
(Norwich) Feb. 21, 1607-8, age 26. Licensed to preach at
St Clement's, Cambridge, 1612. Died at Newmarket, 1621.
(I'tiU, 1. 226.)



Benton, John

BENTLEY, RICHARD. Adm. sizar at St John's, May 24, 1676.
S. of Thomas of Oulton, Yorks. B. there Jan. 27, 1662.
School, Wakefield, from which he held a scholarship. Matric.
Easter, 1676; B.A. 1679-80; M.A. 1683; D.D. 1696. Incorp.
at Oxford, 1689. Ord. deacon (London) Mar. 16, 1689-90-
priest (Norwich) Sept. 1692. Master of Spalding school, 1682-
3. Chaplain and tutor in Bishop Stillingfleet's family, 1683-
95. Boyle lecturer, 1692. Preb. of Worcester, 1692. Keeper
of the royal libraries, and F.R.S., 1695. Chaplain to the King,
1695. Archdeacon of Ely, 1701. Master of Trinity College,
Feb. 1, 1699-1700 till 1742. During nearly his whole
tenure he was involved in incessant disputes with the
fellows. Regius Prof essor of Divinity, 1717-42. In 1718 the
University deprived him of his degrees : they were restored in
1724. He died July 14, 1742, and was buned in the College
Chapel. Famous as the greatest of English critical scholars.
Best known by his Dissertations on the Epistles of Phalaris.
For his other works, see D.N.B. Father of Richard (below).

BENTLEY, RICHARD. Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 10) at Trinity,
July 7, 1718. S. of Richard, D.D., Master of the College
(above). Matric. 1719; Scholar, 1723; B.A. 1723-4; M.A.
1727. Fellow, 1723. Lived in France and Jersey many years.
Correspondent and friend of Horace Waipole and Thomas
Gray. Miscellaneous writer. Died Oct. 1782. (D.N.B.)

BENTLEY, RICHARD. Adm. pens, (age 17) at Trinity, Sept. 23,
1 72 1. S. of Joseph, of York, and nephew of the Master.
School, Wakefield, Yorks. Matric. 1721; Scholar, 1723;
B.A. 1725-6; M.A. 1729; D.D. 1750 (Lit. Reg.). Fellow, 1728.
Proctor, 1748. Ord. deacon (Ely) July 14, 1728; C. of
Haddenham, Cambs.; priest (Lincoln) June 1, 1729. R. of
Nailston, Leics., 1746-8. Classical author. Travelled widely
to collate mss. for his uncle. Died Mar. 4, 1786. M.I. at
Nailston.

BENTLEY, ROBERT. Licensed to practise medicine and surgery,
1549-

BENTLEY, SAMUEL. Adm. sizar (age 17) at Pembroke, July 4,
1634. S. of John. B. at Banbury, Oxford. Migrated to Clare,
where he was adm. sizar Nov. 6, 1635. Matric. 1635; B.A.
1639-40; M.A. 1646.

BENTLEY, THOMAS. Adm. pens, (age 16) at Trinity, Dec. 19,
1707. S. of James, of Oulton, Yorks. and nephew of the
Master. School, St Paul's, London. Matric 1708; Scholar,
1709; B.A. 1711-2; M.A. 1715; LL.D. 1724. Fellow, 1714.
College librarian, 1721. Travelled abroad to collate and collect
mss. for his uncle. Died at Clifton, May 28, 1742. (D.N.B.)

BENTLEY, THOMAS. Adm. pens, (age 23) at Christ's, Oct. 18,
1729. S. of Daniel. B. at Great Harwood, Lanes. School,
Kirkleatham, Yorks. Matric. 1730. Migrated to Queens',
June 30, 1732. B.A. (Queens') 1733-4. Ord. deacon (Lincoln)
Mar. 10, 1733-4; priest, Dec. 22, 1734- Perhaps V. of Locking-
ton, Leics., 1739, and V. of Thrumpton, Notts., for 28
years. Died Jan. 4, 1777, aged '73.' (PeiU, 11. 220; Nichols,
in. 877.)

BENTLEY, TIMOTHY. Adm. sizar (age 18) at Magdalene,
May 18, 1667. S. of Gervase, of Hunslet, Yorks. School,
Leeds. Matric. 1667; B.A. 1670-1. Ord. priest (Lincoln)
Dec. 22, 1672. Usher of Leeds Grammar School, 1669-76.
V. of Middle Rasen, Lines., 1672.

BENTLEY, WILLIAM. Matric. sizar from St John's, Lent,
I 563~4; B.A. 1567-8. This, or the next, V. of Lowestoft,
Suffolk, 1574-1603. R. of Gunton, 1579-1603.

BENTLEY, WILLIAM. Matric. sizar from St John's, Easter,
1569; B.A. from Clare, 1573-4; M.A. 1577. Master of Col-
chester Grammar School, 1588-98. Previously Master at
Dedham, 1579-88.

BENTLEY, WILLIAM. Adm. sizar (age 16) at Peterhouse,
May 13, 1691. Of Leicester. School, Leicester. Matric. 1694;
B.A. 1694-5. Ord. deacon ( Lincoln) May 30, 1697; piiest,
May 26, 1700. Perhaps V. of Sileby, Leicestershire, 1704.

BENTLEY, . Adm. pens, at Emmanuel, Apr. 11, 1628.

BENTON, ANDREW. Matric. pens, from Queens', Easter, 1622.

Of Essex. Also adm. at Emmanuel, Oct. 1622.
BENTON, DANIEL. Adm. at Corpus Christi, 1648. Of Norfolk.

B.A. 1651-2. R. of Flixton, Suffolk, 1664-9.
BENTON, JEREMY. Adm. sizar at Emmanuel, Mar. 11, 1633-4.

Of Norfolk. Matric. 1634; B.A. 1637-8; M.A. 1641. Ministrr

of Richmond, Surrey, 1650-3. V. of Childerditch, Essex,

1654.
BENTON, JOHN. Adm. at King's a scholar from Eton, 1448.
BENTON, JOHN. Adm. pens, at Emmanuel, May 20, 1590.

Matric. 1591 ; B.A. 1594-5 ; M.A. 1598. R. of Wramplinghani,

Norfolk, 1612.
BENTON, JOHN. Adm. at Corpus Christi, 1646. Of Norfolk.

B.A. 1649-50; M.A. 1658. Perhaps R. of Great Dunham,



u./v J049— ju; m.f\. 1030. rciuti|n r\. ui ui«i iyuuu«ui,

Norfolk, 1660. If so, he seems to have been deprived, and
reinstituted June 17, 1663. (J. Browne, Nor/. andSuff., 391 '



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Benton, Nathaniel

BENTON, NATHANIEL. Adm. sizar at Corpus Christi, 1626.
Matric. Michs. 1627. Oi Norfolk.

BENTON, THOMAS. Adm. pens, (age 17) at Magdalene, June
15, 1652. S. of Thomas, of Pulham St Mary, Norfolk. School,
Moulton, Norfolk (private). Scholar. His father seems to have
been ejected from Pulham; and he from Stratton St Michael;
both in 1662. He was afterwards a congregational minister
at Wattisfield, Norfolk. (J. Browne, Norf. and Suff.)

BENYON, GEORGE. Adm. pens, (age 17) at Caius, c. 1732.
S. of Henry, gent., of Boxford, Suffolk. B. in London.
Schools, Boxford, Lavenham and Higham. Matric. Easter,
1733- Ord. deacon (Norwich) July 15, 1739; as C. of Boxford.
Will (P.C.C.) 1768. (Venn. 11. 35.)

BENYON, JOHN. Matric. sizar from Jesus, Lent, 1557-8.

BENNION, THOMAS. Adm. sizar at Jesus, July 21, 1653. Of
Cambridgeshire. School, Ely. Scholar, 1655; B.A. 1657-8;
M.A. 1661. Fellow, 1664. Ord. deacon (Ely) Mar. 1663-4;
priest, Sept. 24, 1664.

BERDMORE, see BEARDMORE.

BERDEWELL or BARDWELL, JAMES. Matric. pens, from
Trinity, c. 1596. S. of James, of Diss, Norfolk. Left after
about three years, and entered at Clifford's Inn. Adm. at
the English College at Rome, 1606. Joined the Jesuit Society
in Spain, 1609. Living c. 1633. (Records of the S. ]., 1. 150.)

BERDSHAW, NICHOLAS. Matric. sizar from St Catharine's,
Michs. 1586; B.A. 1590-1.

BERE, see also BEARE.

BERE, EDWARD. B.A. 1631-2 (Incorp. from Oxford). S. of
John, of London, gent. Matric. (Oxford) June 9, 1626, age 16 ;
B.A. 1629; M.A. 1632. Student of Christ Church, 1628-48
(ejected). Chaplain to the Fleet, 1643. (Al. Oxon.)

BERE, FRANCIS. Adm. at King's, a scholar from Eton, 1684.
S. of William, R. of Ickenham, Midds. B. there. Matric.
1686; B.A. 1688-9; M.A. 1692. Fellow, 1688. Incorp. at
Oxford, 1699. Ord. priest (Lincoln) Feb. 21, 1691-2. V. of
Prescot, Lanes., 1700. Died there, Mar. 6, 1722.

BERE, JOHN. Matric. pens, from Clare, Michs. 1568.

BEERE, WILLIAM. B.A. 1492-3. One of these names Preb. of
Hereford, 1509.

BEERE, . Friar. B.D. 1497.

BEERE, . Matric. Fell. -Com. from Jesus, Easter, 1615.

BEREBLOCK, JAMES. B.A. 1608 (Incorp. from Oxford, as

'John '). Of London. Matric. (Oxford) Oct. 15, 1602, age 15 ;

B.A. 1606. Student of Lincoln's Inn, 1607.
BERESFORD, BRIAN. Adm. pens, at Sidney, June 18, 1613.

Matric. 1613; B.A. from Magdalene, 1616; M.A. 1620. Ord.

deacon (Peterb.) Dec. 18; priest, Dec. 19, 1619. R. of

Bcothby, Lines., 1621.
BERISFORD, CHRISTOPHER. Matric. pens, from St John's,

Easter, 1576.
BERISFORD, CHRISTOPHER. Adm. pens, (age 15) at Pem-
broke, 1640. S. of Edward, Esq. B. at Fulbeck, Lines.

Matric. 1640.
BERESFORD, CHRISTOPHER. Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 17) at

St John's, Oct. 25, 1669. S. of William, gent., deceased, of

Long Leadenham, Lines. B. there. School, Grantham.

Matric. 1670. Sheriff of Lines., 1700. Died Jan. 16, 1716-7.

(J. Ch. Smith.)
BERISFORD, EDWARD. Matric. pens, from Pembroke, Easter,

1581; B.A. 1584-5. Doubtless 5th s. of Christopher, and

brother of William (1581).
BERESFORD, EDWARD. Adm. pens, (age 18) at St John's,

Apr. 26, 1678. S. of Francis, gent., deceased. B. at Fenny-

Bentley near Ashbourne, Derbs. School, Stockport. Matric.

1678; B.A. 1681^2.
BERESFORD, EDWARD. Adm. pens, (age 18) at St John's,

June 8, 1717. S. of John, gent., of Derbs. B. at Bentley.

School, Stockport. Matric. 1717; B.A. 1720-r; M.A. 1724;

B.D. 1732. Fellow, 1725-52. Ord. deacon (Ely) June ir,

1727. R. of Tarporley, Cheshire, 1732-52. Died May 4, 1752.

BERISFORD, FRANCIS. Matric. pens, from St John's, Michs.
1567.

BERISFORD, FRANCIS. Matric. pens, irom Pembroke, Easter,
1576; B.A. 1579-80; M.A. 15^83. Fellow. V. of Rowston,
Lines., 1589-1601. Will proved (Lincoln) 1601. S. of Chris-
1 topher, and brother of William (1581).

BERESFORD, FRANCIS. Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 19) at St John's,
Apr. 2, 1650. S. of Francis, Esq., of Newton Grange, Ash-
bourne, Derbs. B. at Mile End, Stockport, Cheshire. School,
Anderton, Lanes. Adm. at Gray's Inn, Dec. 28, 1649. Of
Fenny Bentley, Derbs., Esq. Buried July 7, 1666. Father
of Edward (1678) and of John (1672). (J. Foster, Gray's Inn.)



BERESFORD, SAMUEL

BERESFORD, FRANCIS. Adm. pens, (age 17) at St John's,
May 26, 1707- S. of John, Esq. B. at Stockport, Cheshire.
School, Ashbourne. Matric. 1707; B.A. 1710-1.

BERISFORD, GEORGE. Adm. pens, at Emmanuel, June 24,

1594-
BERISFORD, HENRY. Adm. pens, (age 16) at St John's, Oct. 4,

1682. S. of Francis, gent. B. at Layton, Derbs. School,

Ashbourne. Matric. 1683; B.A. 1686-7.

BERESFORD, HENRY. Adm. pens, (age 17) at St John's,
Apr. 16, 1686. S. of John, deceased. B. at Rampton,
Notts. School, Ashbourne. Matric. 1686. Adm. at Gray's
Inn, July 10, 1686, as 1st s. of John, late R. of Radbourne,
Derbs., clerk. Barrister, 1693. (F.Af.G., 447.)

BERESFORD, JAMES. S. of Thomas, of Newton Grange, Derbs.
V. of Chesterfield, 1484-1520. R. of Whittington, 1487-93.
R. of Mattock, 1497-1504. V. of Wirksworth, 1504. Preb.
of Lichfield, 1507. Founded scholarships and fellowships
at St John's. Perhaps a member of the College. Died July
13, 1520. Buried in Lichfield Cathedral. (Misc. Gen. et Her.
1. 36; Cox, iv. 453; Cooper, 1. 23.)

BERESFORD, JAMES. Adm. pens, at Emmanuel, Mar. 14,
1743-4- S. of Richard, of Willoughby, Leicestershire, gent.
School, Nuneaton.

BERISFORD, JOHN. Matric. pens, from Pembroke, Easter,
1576. One of these names, s. of Henry, of Nottingham, adm.
at the Middle Temple, 1573.

BERISFORD, JOHN. Matric. pens, from St John's, Michs. 1627;
B.A. 1631-2; M.A. 1635. One of these names, Master of
Ashbourne School, Derbs., 1635. R. of Radbourne, Derbs.,
1 641.

BERRISFORD, JOHN. Adm. pens, (age 18) at St John's,
June 21, 1656. B. at Bolton, Yorks. School, Stockport,
Cheshire. Matric. 1656; B.A. 1659-60; M.A. 1663. Fellow,
1663. Incorp. at Oxford, 1663. Subs, for orders (Ely) June
13, 1663. Perhaps V. of West Wratting, Cambs., 1669;
or R. of Stretton-en-le-Field, Derbs., 1676-1704. Died 1704.
(Cox, Churches of Derbs., m. 487.)

BERESFORD, JOHN. Adm. Fell. -Com. (age 17) at St John's,
May 31, 1672. S. of Francis (1650), gent., of Bentley, Derbs.
B. at Heaton, Lanes. School, Manchester. Matric. 1672. His
mother was Frances, dau. of Richard Holland, of Heaton.
Of Bentley, Esq. Died July 4, 1724. (Vis. of Derbs., 1662;
Glover, Derbyshire, 11. 45.)

BERESFORD, JOHN. Adm. sizar (age 17) at Sidney, Aug. 19,
1702. S. of William, gent., deceased. B. at Pinest, Essex.
School, Oakham. Matric. 1703; B.A. 1706-7. Ord. deacon
(London) May 30, 1708.

BERESFORD, JOHN. Adm. pens, (age 17) at St John's, May 27,
1706. S. of John (1672), Esq., of Ashbourne, Derbs. B. at
Stockport; Cheshire. School, Ashbourne. Matric. 1707. Of



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