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Lydford, John (c. 1337–1407), canon lawyer

Dorothy M. Owen

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Lydford, John (c. 1337–1407), canon lawyer, was born in the diocese of Exeter, probably at Lydford in Devon, about 1337—he was known to be almost seventy in 1406. He was probably educated at Stapledon Hall (later Exeter College) in Oxford; after his death his executors gave some of his books to the college. His brother ...

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Subjects: Law ; Criminology and Criminal Justice

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