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Sancroft, William

R. A. P. J. Beddard

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Sancroft, William (1617–1693), archbishop of Canterbury and nonjuror, was born at Fressingfield, Suffolk, on 30 January 1617, the second son of Francis Sandcroft (d. 1649) of Fressingfield and his first wife, Margaret, daughter and coheir of Thomas Butcher (or Boucher) of nearby ...

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