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Further draft of a., 1540

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0268/CCCC09/36/113c

Scope and Contents

From the File:

Allen was B.A. from Pembroke, 1520/1; Fellow there, 1521; Fellow of Corpus 1536; Vicar of Grantchester 1540-45; died. 1545.
Most items are undated and no attempt has been made to present them in chronological order.
Allen's patron (see items h to k) is not named, but in the draft of his letter to him (k) Aleyn deletes your 'mastership' and substitutes 'lordship'; further, when Allen refers to his patron's solicitations on his behalf the master is reported as saying 'that Master Secretare dothe send many letteres yn a yere, And regardeth as moche the treyp of a manse fynger as the spedying or performyng of his letteres'. This might suggest one of the Secretaries of State appointed in 1540: either Thoms Wriothesley, elected knight of the shire for Hampshire in 1539, or, more probably Ralph Sadler, protonotary of chancery from 1537, knighted in April 1540, but that Allen was elected a Fellow of the college in 1536, and Secretaries of State were not appointed until 1540.

Dates

  • 1540

Extent

1 sheet(s) : paper

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

XXXVI 113c

Date information

DateText: n.d..

Originator(s)

Thomas Allen

Finding aid date

2007-03-30 12:10:53+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Corpus Christi College Archives Repository

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