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Bossewell, John (d. 1580), author

J. F. R. Day

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Bossewell, John (d. 1580), author, was apparently a member of the family of Bosvile, from near Doncaster, and possibly the son and heir of Thomas Bosvile of Stainton. The course of his life is unrecorded, but his will and inventory, both drawn up in 1580, shed valuable light upon the circumstances of his later years. He claimed the status of gentleman, and in his will describes himself as a notary public, then living in the ...

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Subjects: Literature

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