born c1507, Eton educ., articled, by 1532 lower official of court of chancery, lived with Thomas Audley, friends with Thomas More, warden of the Mint 1534-6, clerk of the crown in Chancery 1537-44, then treasurer of the Augmentations, knighted 1537, privy councillor c1544, acquired much land at suppression of the monasteries, becoming one of richest commoners of his time, 1554-5 purchased buildings of Durham Coll. to establish Trinity College
Further Biographical Datac1507-1559
HeadingPope, Thomas used in: Early Book Owners in Britain
Found inDNB 46,135
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