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EDGEWORTH , ROGER (d. 1560 ), Roman Catholic divine ;

b. in Holt castle, Denbs. He went to Oxford about 1503 , graduated B.A. in 1507 , and in 1508 was elected a Fellow of Oriel College . He became a noted preacher in the university and elsewhere, and obtained several preferments including the chancellorship of Wells cathedral in 1554 . During the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI he was moderate, but after the accession of queen Mary he showed himself a zealous defender of the Roman Catholic faith. He was the author of (a) Resolutions concerning the Sacraments , which may be seen in Burnet 's History of the Reformation ; (b) Resolutions of some questions relating to Bishops and Priests and of other matters to the reformation of the Church made by Henry VIII ; (c) Sermons . He d. early in 1560 and was buried before the choir door in Wells cathedral . His will was proved 1 June 1560 .

Sources:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ;
  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen (1852) ;
  • NLW MS 9256.

Author:

Elwyn Evans, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959