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fellow of Exeter College,' and then schoolmaster of Worksop in
Notts ; he speaks, puritanically, of ' brutish Venus plaies.'

John Simpson, Sar. 9 Mch 1564, adm. i Nov. 1565 ; B.A. 18 Ap.
1567, M.A. 5 Dec. 1570; left in charge of the College during the
plague of 1570; d. 1577, probate of will 10 Sep. 1577, GrifRths 6o.
His serviens, Edmund Brindley, of Derby, M. 3 Dec. 1575 age 21;
and John Newman is called 1577 his late/ocr scholar.

James Brooke, Dev. i Nov, 1565, adm. 27 June 1566; M.A., vac.
1567.

Henry Battishill (? 3 s. John, of Westwyke; Visit. Devon 52),
Dev. 6 Feb. 156I, adm. 27 June 1566; B.A. 29 Nov. 1569, M.A.
26 June 1572; removed 3 Ap. 1573 for holding the benefice of
Lifton over a year (from 157 1), worth more than £8 in the King's
Books, and thus requiring residence.

Note. — Seven fellows were named by Sir William Petre soon after Whitsun-
tide 1566, and admitted on 30 June, except Spicer, who was admitted 2 July.
Henceforth the day of election is 30 June, unless otherwise noted ; but that for the
Shiers fellowship (1744) on Dec. 26.

John Neale (Fellow 1556), Rector 1566, deprived 12 Oct. 1570.

Richard Spicer (Fellow 1556), Petr., adm. 2 July 1566, res.
23 June 1567 ' altero genu egrotaret.'

John Berblocke or Beareblocke, b. near Rochester, Fellow of
S.John's 1558, B.A. 29 Mch 1561, M.A. 13 Feb. 156^; ? named
Petr. on 2 Ap. 1566, adm. 30 June and made Dean; in 1570
Sir W. Petre allowed him leave of absence for 4 years, B.C.L. 1572
in some foreign university; Proctor 1569 (with Thomas Bodley);
author and artist ; made views of Colleges, now in the Bodleian, for
Elizabeth's visit in 1566, Gutch ii. 159, iii. 103; Tanner 82, 538,
Nat. Biog.

Edmund Le"wkenor (? s. Fldward, groomporler, d. in the Tower
1566), B.A. S. John's, Camb. i56§, from diocese of Chichester
(Cooper ii. 251), Fellow 1563; Petr. 1566, incorp. Oxford i July,



1567] REGISTER OF EXETER COLLEGE. 75

M.A. 21 Ap. 1567, res. 26 Nov. 1577, d. in Belgium. J. Morris'
Condtlion of Catholics under James I pp. xi, cci, ccliv, Douay Diaries

10, 153, 156, 162, 165, 167, 222, 226, 230, Jessopp's One Generation
of a Norfolk House 151, 157; ? wrote The Estate of the English
Fugitives 1591, printed in Sadler Papers ii. 478. Rice Powell of
Brecknock was his serviens 3 Dec. 1575 age 16.

Kenelm Carter, B.A. 18 Feb. 156^, Petr. 1566, res. 25 Jan. 158I;
M.A. 21 Nov. 1569.

John Hewlett, b. Rutlandshire 1548, B.A. 26 June 1566; Petr.
1566; allowed to incept 21 Nov. 1569, but ' non stetit in comitiis';
allowed to travel abroad Mch 1570; a Jesuit at Louvain 1571
aged 24, d. Wilna 17 Dec. 1589. Parsons, the Jesuit, edited a book
1580 under his name; Nat. Biog.

Walter Crosse, not yet B.A., Petr. 1566, soon vac. by absence ;
Thomas Fortescue {see 1557 and 1567) was appointed in his place,
who res. 1569.

James Raynolds (4 s. Richard, and brother of John president
of Corpus; Wood's Life i. 304, Fowler's Corpus c. 6), Petr. 1566;
B.A. 29 Nov. 1569, M.A. 20 June 1573, College Reader 30 June 1577
' qui nostrae iuventuti praelegeret et earn instrueret vel historiarum
cognitione vel poetarum, vel aliarum disciplinarum preceptis ut leges
nostrae postulant imbueret'; d. 1577, inventory of goods 21 Oct. 1577,
Griffiths 52.

Richard Bristowe (b. Worcester about 1538), B.A. Ch. Ch. 17 Ap.
1559, M.A. 26 June 1562; opponent in Nat. Philos. 3 Sep. 1566 at
EHzabeth's visit; Petr. 2 July 1567, vac. 1572; went to Louvain,
Reg. 1570 'trans mare literis incumbit,' D.D. Douay 3 Aug. 1579,
President of Douay and one of the translators of the Bible, d. at
Mr. Bellamy's house, Harrow 14 Oct. 1581 ; Gutch ii. 159, Warton
408, Eadie's Hist, of Bible ii. 116, Lingard vii. 27, Simpson's Campion

11, 46, 93, 94, 204 Apology to W. Fulk, 288-9, 303 his widowed
mother Jane had lost her other son; Y{?i.7X\\.'C% Handbook of English
Literature; Gillow i. 300, Nat. Biog. i. 316, 321, vi. 356, ix. 204
(censured by W. Fulke, and Oliver Carter). A MS. in Lord Maccles-
field's library at Shirburn castle, Oxon, pressmark North Library 113
c 37 Lyfr Duiviol i.e. a Godly book, is a Roman Catholic primer
in Welsh subsequent to the Reformation. At fol. 70-107 are y ffyd
Gristnogaid &c., ' the Christian faith and the mode whereby it is
shewn to the iUiterate,' by Mr. Dr. Bristow.

John Leach (.? s. John, of Crediton), Dev. 1567 in place of



76 REGISTER OF EXETER COLLEGE. [1567

Fortescue, res. 20 May 1577 (his letter is preserved); B.A. 5 July
1567, M.A. 5 Dec. 1570, B.D. 14 Feb. 157^ ; had leave of absence
1573 to ^^^^ ^^s ^S^^ father, and 20 Oct. 1575 to defend a right of
patronage; R. of Washfield 14 Jan. 1574, of Arlington, of Talaton
1576, all in Devon, Eccl. Ant. i. 139; m. Elizabeth d. of Sir Alexander
Napper, Visit. Corn. 283, Visit. Devon 526 ; sup. licence to preach
14 Jan. i57t ; Chancellor and Canon of Exeter 6 Ap. 1583, d. 1613;
Wood's Fasti a.' 1575.

John Batt, Dev. 1567, vac. by absence 1579 ; B.A. 24 Nov. 1570,
M.A. 27 June 1573.

Robert Carpenter, Sar. 1568, removed 30 June 1579 for absence
in Ireland; B.A. 22 Nov. 1571, M.A. 18 June 1575; 10 Nov. 1575
allowed leave of absence for 4 years to teach in a school or the like,
because of his poverty.

Nicholas Cliffe, Dev. 1568; res. 1584, when he gave the College
the Epistles of Erasmus; B.A. 29 Nov. 1571, IM.A. 2 July 1574, B.D.
7 Dec. 1584; his father just dead in July 1581 ; R. of Rewe, Devon
20 May 1585, res. 1590, Eccl. Ant. ii. 148; R. of Maiden Newton,
Dorset 1586; R. of W. Horndon 3 Nov. 1591, patron Thomas
Petre; R. of Ingatestone 17 Nov. 1609, patron John Petre ; R. of
W. Tilbury 21 Dec. 16 16, patron James I, all in Essex; d. 1619;
Athenae iii. 122, Newcourt ii. 342, 348, 598.

Thomas Hole, Dev. 1568; 16 Dec. 1577 leave of absence for

3 years in Devon for his health's sake; removed 30 June 1579 for
absence at the University of Paris; B.A. 22 Nov. 157 1, M.A. 2 July
1574; Douay Diaries 122.

Ralph Sherwine, of diocese of Lichfield, Petr., full Fellow
10 July 1568; appointed by Sir William Petre after his new gift of
three tenements to Exeter College; vac. 1575, having received leave

4 July from Sir John Petre to study medicine abroad ; B.A. 22 Nov.
1571, M.A. 2 July 1574; made a priest at Douay 23 INIch 1577 ;
hanged i Dec. 1581 with Campion; Wood's Fasti a. 1571, 1574,
Athense i. 478, Howell's State Trials i. 1064, Dodd's Church History;
J. Morris' Troubles of our Catholic Forefathers ; Douay Diaries 8, 27,
184, Simpson's Life of Campion 108-20, 183, 189, 257, 280-1, 298,
316-18, 322, Pits 778, Tanner 667. His brother's daughter Helen
married William Allen, linendraper and citizen of London : Hist.
Comm. v. 473 mentions a J7/a et Marlyrium Rodolfi Sheruini
sacerdolis, and that his uncle was John Woodward.

Edmund Cogan, Petr. 1570, adm. so young that his probation



1573] REGISTER OF EXETER COLLEGE. 77

was continued a second year, and Dun considered his senior (letter of
John Wodeward 20 Feb. i5«^, and of Sir John Petre 31 May 1572,
in Reg.), full Fellow 2 July 1572, B.A. 3 Ap. 1574, had leave of
absence 6 Aug. 1576 and 16 Dec. 1577 to look after affairs which
illitis et patris capili imminebanl, expelled 1579 for breach of statutes,
when the Commissioners ordered £10 to be paid him : Reg. 24 Jan.
i5l^' N. and Q. 29 Sep. 1877 p. 255; Letters of administration for
a B.A. of this name Oxford 4 Oct. 1639.

Robert Newton (Fellow 1548), Rector 31 Oct. 1570, res. 4 Oct.
1578.

William Dun or Donne (y. s. Robert, of London), Petr. 1570,
Sub-rector 158^, res. 26 June 1583; B.A. 9 Feb. i5f^, M.A.
20 June 1573, M.B. 27 Feb. i5|§, M.D. 21 Jan. 158!, Fellow Coll.
ofPhys. 1592, Lumleian lecturer Dec. 1602; Wood's Fasti a. 1581,
1582, Munk i. 102, was practising medicine 1582 ; had leave 15 Ap.
1575 to go abroad for 4 years, and again 23 July 1580 to visit his
sister who was dangerously ill.

Vincent Marston, exhibitioner Oriel 7 Nov. 1567, his place was
filled up 15 Mch 156^ ' discedentis'; B.A. Alban H. 16 Feb. i57y;
Chapl. 12 Oct. 1572, res. 30 May 1577; M.A. i July 1573, Canon
of Exeter 1577, R. of Lezant 1577, of Lanreath 1583, both in Corn-
wall; Wood's Fasti a. 1574 (Devonshire men of the name).

Henry Paynter, Corn. 1573, res. 1587; B.A. i July 1573, M.A.
27 June 1577 ; 28 Oct. 1577 had leave of absence to teach boys,
being very poor ; in 1584 gave some Lexicons, and Plato, Plutarch,
and Thucydides to the college; V. of Seaton, Devon 161 2; Visit.
Corn. 353.

John Cory or Currye, B.A. 15 Nov. 1570, Corn. 1573, M.A.
2 July 1574; 4 July 1575 had leave from Sir John Petre to study
medicine abroad, vac. 1578; Visit. Devon 235, Athenae i. 478, Douay
Diaries 8, 276.

Oliver Whiddon (3 s. Sir John), B.A. 4 Feb. 156^, ]\LA. 8 May
1563, Petr. 27 Oct. 1573; he had been sojourning in the College
1562 and 1565, and been Canon of Exeter 1567 and Archdeacon
of Totnes 5 June 1568, and wished the honour of being on the
foundation of the College, res. 26 Nov. 1573 ; R. of North Bovey
1562, of Combeinteignhead 1572, of Haccombe 21 IMay 1575, all
in Devon, and of Yoxhall, Staffs.; will proved 10 Dec. 1580; Wood's
Fasti a. 1563, Athenae i. 483, Prince 760; Visit. Devon 355; Oliver's
Bishops 292 ; Clark ii. 6, 32; see the curious dispute about his will



78 REGISTER OF EXETER COLLEGE. [1574

in Herbert Reynolds' Odd Ways in Olde?i Days Down West 1892
p. 18.

John Coningsby or Connisby (s. Sir Henry, of N, IMims, Herts ;
Visit. Herts 45), at Ex. Coll. 1572; Petr. 1574, vac. by absence
1580; on 26 Feb. I57f the grace of John Cuningsbie was to be
refused for a year unless he made full apology and submission in
Congregation for his ill mind in religion and calumnies and irreverent
behaviour to some members of Congregation, Clark i. 38 : killed
at Ostend.

John Cornelius or Cornellis, b. of Irish parents at Bodmin, Corn.
1575, expelled 3 Aug. 1578 for popery by Royal Commissioners;
'Cornelius alias Mohun' was hanged at Dorchester 4 July 1594 >
J. Morris' Troubles of our Catholic Forefathers ii. 24, 97, 99, 127,
154, 335, 408; Douay Diaries 156, 160, State Papers Addenda Oct.
1593 P- 356, Nat. Biog.

Reginald Bellott (is. Francis, of Cosham, Wilts, afterwards of
Bochym, Cornwall, by Ann d. of Reginald Mohun of Boconnoc),
Corn. 1575, res. 30 June 1584; B.A. 3 Mch 157!, M.A. 27 June
1577 ' concionator ' ; incorp. Camb. 1581 ; sup. licence to preach
18 May 1582; in 1583 disputed Sir John Petre's inode of nominating
to the Petrean Fellowships, but John Popham attorney general, and
Thomas Egerton solicitor general decided against him, and he was
deprived of all rights under the Petrean Statutes, letter of Council
22 July 1583 in Reg.; the Council also ordered Sir W. Petre's arms
and some verses on a dial, which had been defaced, to be renewed ;
V. of Menheniot 1584; in 1581 had leave of absence to read
a theological lecture in Exeter Cathedral ; gave the College a Hebrew
Bible; will proved Exeter 5 June 1600 by his widow Dorothy d. of
John Dynham of Wortham (?m. about 1585); State Papers 27 May
1583 Raynold Bellott and the Fellows thank Walsingham for inhibiting
the Earls of Bedford and Leicester, and the Rector, from proceeding
any further in the extraordinary election of Sir John Petre's scholars,
inclosing statement of particulars; Visit. Corn. 26, Visit. Devon 316 :
Carew styles ' Billet, Tremayne and Dennis, three well born, well
learned, and well beloved incumbents of Menheniot.'

Arthur Stratford, Petr. full Fellow 1577, had leave of absence
28 Oct. 1577 to carry on a suit with a Bristol man, vac. 30 Sep. 1578
by absence; Douay Diaries 167, 263, and index.

Note. — There was a Visitation of the College by the I'isho]) of Exeter 3 and 4
Feb. I57g.



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Edmund Leighe, Chapl., adm. 30 May 1577, B.A. 3 Mch 1571,
had leave of absence 22 Jan. 157^ to cure a bad hand: John Marks
did chaplain's duty for him; d. 1579, a year of plague.

Nicholas Mercer or Merser, pleb., at the College 1572, M. 3 Dec.
1575 age 17 [but Clark ii. 63 note], B.A. 11 Feb. 157I ; dev. 1577,
res. 30 June 1586; M.A. 14 Mch 157^ ; Proctor 1584; sup. licence
to preach i July 1586; V. of Rousdon, Devon 14 Oct. 1581, Canon
of Exeter 1583, V. of Bishopsnympton 1585, R. of Pitt's Portion at
Tiverton 1591 ; d. 1597; Eccl. Ant. ii. 82.

Thomas Bruning (arm. f.), b. Wilts, M. 20 Dec. 1577 age 23,
sar. 1578, res. 1584 ; B.A. 27 Jan. 158^ ; lie. to practise in medicine
16 Ap. 1602 ; ' nomen adhuc inter Romano-Catholicos provincie
Bercheriensis bene notum ' (18 Nov. 1588) ; his brother d. 1583.

John Tooker or Tucker (a John Tuckar of Cornwall M. after
3 Dec. 1575 age 20, ?son of John Tucker of Helland), Petr. 1578 ;
on 14 May 1580 had leave of absence to visit his aged parents; vac.
by m. 1583 (.? Anne d. of Hugh Pollard, Visit. Corn. 521); B.A.
II July 1581, M.A. 7 July 1584; R. of Helland 1580, of Cardynham
1583, both in Cornwall, d. 1602; Maclean ii. 12.

Thomas Pawley, pleb., M. 3 Dec. 1575 age 17, Clark ii. 64, 99 ;
Corn. 1578 (another candidate had equal votes, but the Vice-
Chancellor, William Cole, nominated Pawley), res. 30 June 1595 ;
B.A. 13 July 1582, M.A. 10 July 1584.

John Eveleighe (2 s. John, of Holcombe in Ottery, Visit. Devon
1564 ed. Colby p. 94, W. Antiq. x. 73), M. after 3 Dec. 1575 {? i577)
age 16; Petr. 1578, full Fellow 4 Oct. 1578, res. 3 Nov. 1593;
B.A. II July 1 58 1, M.A. 4 June 1584, incorp. Camb. 1585; Proctor
1590, Principal of Glouc. H. 1599, of Hart. H. 1 599-1 604 (having
been Vice-Principal to Principal Randell from 1593); on 3 Nov.
1593 had a lease of Hart Hall from the College for 21 years, and
of Tintinhull, Som. for 20 years; d. of the plague. State Papers
14 Aug. 1604; bur. S. Mary Magdalen church, Oxford 10 Aug.
1604; a copy of his will in College Transcripts fol. 47; 'he left
certain lands and tenements to Exeter College, which were refused by
the Society.' Clark i. 32, 129, 191, 397-8; m. Prudence d. of Dr.
Robert Barnes, fellow of Merton, she was bur. S. Giles 14 Aug.
1652 (?); Wood's Life i. 279.

Thomas Halle, B.A. 21 Feb. 157^ 'Hale,' Petr. 1578, res.
16 July 1583; incorp. Camb. 1578, sup. M.A. Oxford 4 May
1579, .?M.A. Camb., incorp. Oxford 11 July 1585; R. of S. Olave's,



8o REGISTER OF EXETER COLLEGE. [1578

Hart St., London 1583, res. 1590, of Beaumont, Essex 1591, res.

1599-

Stephen Fountayne {? 2 s. Thomas, by Joan Pole ; Visit. Devon
368), pleb., b. Devon, M. 20 Dec. 1577 age 19; named Petr. 30
June 1578, full Fellow 4 Oct. 1578, res. 10 July 1588; B.A. 22 Nov.
1581, M.A. 4 June 1584, R. of Petertavy, Devon 1587; married.

Thomas Glasier, B.A. Ch. Ch. 12 Dec. 1561, M.A. 17 Jan. 156 a,
B.C.L. 5 Nov. 1569, D.C.L. 29 Nov. 1577, Proctor 1570; el. and
adm. Petr. full Fellow 4 Oct. 1578, on pressing letters from Sir John
Petre; el. Rector 21 Oct. 1578; gave the College some books 1582 ;
advocate Doctors Commons 13 Oct. 1590 (Coote's Civilians) \ Pro-
Vice-Chancellor 1 59 1, d. 9 Mch 159!^; administration bond 19 Ap.
1592, Griffiths 24; Wood's Fasti a. 1577 ; State Papers 1568 p. 324,
Gutch ii. 247, Turner 352, Clark i. 41, 157.

John Hey wood, pleb., of Oxford, M. Brasenose 28 Ap. 1576
age 16; probably the same as John Heiwod of Ex. Coll., b. Oxon,
M. on or after 20 Dec. 1577 age 20, pleb., since these early dates are
confused; adm. Petr, i Mch I57f, full Fellow 6 July 1579, had
leave of absence 6 Aug. 1580 to obtain an exhibition; refused his
B.A. 17 Dec. 1583 by the University, Clark i. 227; res. 7 Mch 158I.
Reg. II Sep. 1580 'The chamber under the Rector's lodgings now
held by John Haywood [it abutted on the Rector's private garden] is
to be annexed to the Rector's lodgings, he paying 20s. yearly to the
College for its use'; Douay Diaries 13, Pits 753.

Thomas Duck (s. Philip, pleb., of Heavitree, Exeter, who d. just
before Sep. 1580, by Dionis Pine), M. 20 Dec. 1577 age 20, Chapl.
24 Ap. 1579, adm. i May, res. 1584; B.A. 23 Mch 158I; R. of
S. Mabyn, Cornwall 10 Mch i58f, d. 1629, his wife Elizabeth
survived him ; INIaclean ii. 462, Visit. Devon 309.

Adrian Whicker, (s. John, of Gittisham, Devon, R. of Kirtlington,
Oxon, d. 1616), Dev. 1579, res. 16 June 1589; B.A. 7 Feb. 157I,
M.A. 19 Feb. 158I ; Clark iv. 442, Oxf. H. Soc. Collect, ii. 105.

William Endecotte, pleb., M. 20 Dec. 1577 age 19; Dev. 1579,
d. 1582.

Gilbert Coode (4 s. Walter, of Morval, by Edith d. of Peter
Coryton), bap. 28 Aug. 1552, M. Hart H. 22 Dec. 1573 age 17 (?) :
Corn. 1579, res. 30 June 1588; B.A. 7 Mch 157^ (Clark i. 54),
M.A. 19 Feb. 1581; V. of Liskeard 8 May 1589, of S. Wenn 1589,
d. 163^; Visit. Corn. 95, Lake iv. 316, C. S. Gilbert's Cornwall ii.
73, 641..



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William Huish or Hewyshe, pleb., M. after 3 Dec. 1575 (? 1578)
age 19 (his fallier just dead in Sep. 1580, Clark i. p. xxiv, ii. 64, 99);
Dev. 1579, B.A. 13 July 1582, ]\LA. 27 June 1584; res. 30 June
1593, being adm. R. of Kilkhampton in Cornwall 22 Sep. 1592 on
pres. by Sir Bernard Grenvyle; canon of Wells 1593, d. i6n. His
terrier is printed in Exeter and Plymouth Gazette 3 Dec. 1879.

Christopher Pope, b. Dorset, M. Jesus 20 Dec. 1577 age 15;
Sar. 1579, res. 24 June 1586; B.A. 7 Feb. 158!, incepted as M.A.
7 July 1584, R. of Long Bredy, Dorset 1585; gave Plutarch's
Moralia to the College 1585.

Richard Sandye, pleb., b. Devon, M. 20 Dec. 1577 age 18; Dev.
1580, res. 30 June 1590; B.A. 21 Jan. 158!, M.A. 28 June 1586,
R. of Great Linford, Bucks 1589; gave Jewel's Apology and Hiero-
glyphica Pierii to the College; Athenae ii. 103.

William Orforde, B.A. Magd. H. 7 June 1580; Petr. 1580, res.
29 June 1614; had leave of absence 15 July 1581 to visit his sick
and aged father, M.A. 3 May 1583, B.D. 4 July 1594, lie. to preach
2 May 1595; R. of Clyst Hydon, Devon.

Richard Mercer, Dev. 1582, res. 30 June 1596; B.A. 14 July
1585, M.A. II July 1588, sup. B.C.L. 24 May 1595 ; Clark iv. 298.

Lewis Barfield, pleb., b. London, M. Balliol 2 May 1581 age 18;
recommended by the Bishop of London, adm. Petr. full Fellow
26 June 1583, res. 6 Nov. 1592; B.A. 6 July 1586, M.A. 28 June
1589; V. of Heston, Middlesex 3 Mch 1595, of Dunmow, Essex
2 Feb. i59f, d. 1597, Newcourt i. 646, ii. 226.

Alexander Crosley, pleb., b. Oxford, M. Jesus i Dec. 1581 age
18; then at Ex. Coll., B.A. 28 June 1583, adm. Dev. full Fellow
29 June 1583, res. 17 Nov. 1597; M.A. 16 May 1586, sup. B.D.
13 Nov. 161 1, R. of Wickham, Hants 161 1.

Paul Leighe, Petr. 1583 (Thomas Upham had equal votes, but
the Chancellor named Leighe), d. 1587.

Thomas Upham, pleb., of Devon, M. Magd. H. 25 Feb. 158^
age 20; Petr. 22 July 1583, res. Nov. 1592; B.A. 10 Nov. 1586,
M.A. 30 June 1589; R. of E. Worlington, Devon 1591-1603, V. of
S. Andrew's, Plymouth, d. Aug. 1603, bur. there, left a widow Frances,
and 5 daughters, Ann, Mary, Judith, Frances, Elizabeth ; W. Antiq.
xi. 25.

Nicholas Gill, pleb., b. Devon, M. 17 Nov. 1581 age 17, Petr.
29 ]Mch and full Fellow 10 July 1584, res. 25 Sep. 1595 to avoid
expulsion for grave scandal; B.A. 8 Ap. 1587, M.A. 29 Oct. 1589,



82 REGISTER OF EXETER COLLEGE. [1584

V. of Brent, Devon 1600; gave Erasmi Adagia to the College 1584 ;
A. H. A. Hamilton's Quarter Sessions 1878 p. 84.

Eustace Marshall, pleb., b. Devon, M. Alban H. 20 Dec. 1577
age 17, B.A. 26 Jan. 158^, M.A. 2 July 1583; pres. Chapl. 13,
and adm. 21, June 1584, res. 1586 ; R. of Langtree, Devon 1585.

John Wills, Dev. 1584, res. 30 June 1593; B.A. 4 Dec. 1587,
M.A. 13 Ap. 1592, R. of S. Mary Bothaw, London 12 June 1601,
pres. by Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, res, 1606, R. of Bentley-
parva, Essex i July 1606 S.T.B.

Thomas Cole, Sar. 1584, B.A. 13 Feb. 158!, M.A. 26 June 1587,
incepted 10 July; res. 1595.

James Pallawin, pleb., M. 17 Nov. 1581 age 20, Corn. 1584, res.
1601; B.A. 7 July 1584, M.A. 26 June 1587, B.D. 7 Dec. 1597,
V. of S. Keverne, Cornwall 1598, of Brailes, Warwicks. 1612.

John Dotyn or Dotten, pleb., b. Devon, M. i Feb. 158I age 18,
Dev. 1584, d. 1586.

Thomas Denys or Dennis (s. Thomas, of Creed, Cornwall, by
Margaret d. of Thomas Tremayne of Collacombe), b. Devon, M.
19 Oct. 1582 age 18, Dev. 1586, res. 17 May 1601 ; B.A. 6 July
1586, M.A. 28 June 1589, B.D. 10 July 1600; pres. to Menheniot
3 May 1600, and held it for 37 years, d. 1637 ; m. Grace, d. of John
Polwhele; Visit. Corn. 36, 138, Coll. Corn. 203.

Thomas Mercer, pleb., M. 11 Oct. 1583 age 13, Dev. 1586, res.
15 June 1601 ; B.A. 29 Oct. 1589, M.A. 23 June 1592.

Martin Reade, pleb., b. London, ed. S. Paul's sch., M. S. John's
1575 age 17; Clark i. 19, 369 being poor he went to Cambridge,
came back 6 Aug. 1577; B.A. 26 Nov. 1577, M.A. 7 June 1581
(incorp. Camb. 1585); adm. Chapl. 24 Oct. 1586, res. 1592; B.D.
14 July 1592. Reg. 13 July 1592 ' data est venia ]\L Reade ut possit
abesse a 13° die Julii usque ad 13"^ diem anni sequentis; modo sub-
stituat sufficientem deputatum ad celebrandum preces in CoUegio
secundum statuta ; et conciones habeat sufficientes in parochiis nostris
ecclesiasticis.'

James Eveleighe (? 7 s. John, of Holcombe in Ottery ; Visit.
Devon 336, and see a. 1578), b. Devon, M. 26 Feb. 158!^ age 16,
Petr. 1587, res. 1601; B.A. 9 July 1590, M.A. 10 May 1593,
? knighted. The Rectory of Kidlington was leased to him by the
college 16 July 1601 for 10 years at a fine of £300. Reg. 11 Nov.
1593 'admissi sunt duo commensales, (? Abraham) Smith discipulus
M. Jacobi Eveleigh, et (John) Sparke discipulus domini Georgii



1592] REGISTER OF EXETER COLLEGE. 83

Hockins'; John Sanford, of Bucks, his servant, M. 20 Feb. 159I
age 28.

William Helme, plcb., of Wilts, M. Alban H. 10 July 1584 age 19 ;
Sar. 1587, res. 30 June 1615; B.A. 9 July 1590, M.A. 10 May 1593,
B.D. 23 Mch i6of, B.C.L. 9 July 1613; V. of Evendale, Worcs. 1610,
of Bishopston, Wilts 1613-39, had a year's leave of absence 16 14 on
account of a suit about his living, d. 1639 ; Prince 49, Athenae ii. 330,
iii. 265, Gutch iii. 112, 116, Phillipps ii. 7, 19.

Ralph Bosisto (? s. Ralph, of S. Levan, by Catherine d. of Walter
Tregosse, Visit. Corn. 51; his father died before 21 July 1587),
M. II Oct. 1583 age 19, B.A. 21 Feb. 158^, Corn. 1587, res. 30
June 1596; M.A. 29 Oct. 1589; V. of Constantine, Cornwall 1598,
bur. 23 Oct. 1 60 1.

George Hocken or Hockyns, pleb., M. 8 July 1586 age 16, Corn.
1588, res. 30 June 1602 ; B.A. 9 July 1591, M.A. 6 May 1594, B.D.
20 Ap. 1602 ; Clark i. 203.

Elias Cocke, pleb., of Essex, M. S. John's 2 July 1585 age 18;
B.A. 27 Nov. 1587; adm. Petr. 19 July 1588, M.A. 30 June 1591,
expelled by Sir John Petre 13 June 1592 ; his right to expel was very
doubtful.

John Jones or Johnes, pleb., of Devon, M. Queen's 2 July 1582
age 15, B.A. lo Nov. 1586; Dev. 1589, M.A. 23 May 1590; res.
30 June 1593 ; R. of High Bickington 1592, V. of Holcombe Burnell
30 Mch 1595-1617, both in Devon; Hutchins iii. 603.

Isaiah Farrington or Farindon, pleb., b. Devon, M. 1 1 Oct. 1583
age 18, B.A. 21 Feb. 158^, Dev. 1590, M.A. 18 May 1591, B.D.
6 May 1602, res. 27 June 1604; R. of Lympstone 21 May 1603,
? V. of Otterton 1621, d. summer 1630.

Thomas Holland (2 s. William, of Burwarton, Salop), b. Ludlow,
exhibitioner Oriel 23 Sep. 1569 to 1573, ? at Middle Temple 157 1
(Pat Gray's Inn i6f^); Chaplain Fellow of Balliol 13 Jan. 157^,
Rhetoric Reader at Balliol 1575-7, B.A. 9 Dec. 1570, M.A. 21 June
1575, B.D. 13 July 1582, D.D. 15 July 1584, Canon of Salisbury
1590, R. of Rotherfield Grays, Oxon 1591, Reg. Prof. Div. 1589;
responded before the Queen, when she was at Oxford 22-28 Sep.
1592, and before James I in 1605, Nichols' Royal Progresses;
Chaplain to Leicester in the Netherlands; adm. Petr. full Fellow
29 Mch 1592 in place of Glasier; Rector soon after in place of
Glasier on Sir John Petre's and Queen Elizabeth's recommendation ;
but the Headship was disputed and Holland was not elected till

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24 Ap., after N. Mercer, who was really elected, resigned his claim
at Lambeth, before Archbishop Whitgift, the Bishop of Oxford, and
Lord Buckhurst Chancellor of the University i Ap. 1592 ; d. 17 Mch
i6i|, bur. 26 Mch in S. Mary's Chancel, Richard Kilbye preached
his funeral sermon, Pattison's Casaubon 412 ; his will proved 20 Ap.
1 61 2, Griffiths p. 31. His widow Susanna sold Holland's stable to
Prideaux, who made a kitchen of it. Gutch ii. 244, 282, iii. 107 ;
Reliquiae Bodleianae 158, 192 (building at Ex. Coll.), 251, 291 (door
towards Ex. Coll.); Peshall 69; Westcote's Hist, of the Bible 148;
Yorkshire Diaries (Surtees Soc. 1875) p. 410; Wood's Life i. 426,
State Papers 22 Oct. 1617, 11 Aug. 1618, Birch's James I i. 164,
Nat. Biog. There is a picture of Holland in the Hope Collection,



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