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Merk [Merke], Thomas (d. 1409/10), bishop of Carlisle

R. G. Davies

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/18596

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Merk [Merke], Thomas (d. 1409/10), bishop of Carlisle, was of unknown origin, but there was a Merk family holding land in Drayton, Middlesex, whose members had frequent dealings with the Benedictines of Westminster Abbey between 1365 and 1429. Merk entered that house as a novice ...

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