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Barrow, William

Henry Summerson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/95126

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Barrow, William (d. 1429), bishop of Carlisle, is of unknown origins. He is first recorded on 21 January 1407, when he was admitted rector of Sherington, Buckinghamshire, a living in the gift of the bishop of Lincoln, and his bequeathing property there at the end of his life raises the possibility that he had originated thereabouts. But the foundation of his career lay in intellectual achievement at ...

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