in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1166 words.
Upton, Nicholas (c. 1400–1457), cleric, lawyer, and writer on warfare and heraldry, was probably the second son of John and Elizabeth Upton who came from Portlinch, near Newton, Devon....