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Ellis, Thomas (d. 1562), merchant and benefactor

Brian Barber

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/95063

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Ellis, Thomas (d. 1562), merchant and benefactor, appears to have been a Yorkshireman by birth. His origins were assiduously investigated by several nineteenth-century genealogists, but with limited success, and the most that can be said is that the arms granted him in 1549 suggest kinship with the ...

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