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Cook [name in religion Faringdon], Hugh (d. 1539), abbot of Reading

Claire Cross

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/9159

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Cook [name in religion Faringdon], Hugh (d. 1539), abbot of Reading, was probably professed as a Benedictine monk before 1500. Born Hugh Cook, he subsequently adopted the arms of the Cook family of Kent, though his monastic surname suggests that he originated from ...

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