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Southwell, Sir Richard (1502/1503-1564), administrator

Stanford Lehmberg

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


Southwell, Sir Richard (1502/1503-1564), administrator, came of a family which originated in Suffolk and had recently prospered in government service. He was the eldest son of Francis Southwell (d. 1512), an auditor of the exchequer, and his wife, Dorothy, daughter of William Tendring of Little Birch, Essex. The lawyer Sir ...

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