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ClergyWriters
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1525 ca1581
a Welsh Roman Catholic priest and recusant exile. He was the first head of the English College, Rome. He was born at Llyn or Eifionydd (present-day Gwynedd) and died at sea. He was educated at the University of Oxford, where he was admitted Bachelor of Canon Law in 1548. During Mary of England's reign he became almoner and secretary to Cardinal Pole, prebendary of York, rector of Orpington (Kent), and dean of Shoreham and Croydon, and chancellor of the prerogative court of Canterbury.He was a friend and associate of Welsh humanist scholar Gruffudd Robert and spent time in exile with him in Milan where he published Athrawaeth Gristnogawl, a Welsh Catechism.
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