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YOUNG , THOMAS ( 1507 - 1568 ), archbishop of York ; b. at Hodgeston, Pembs. He entered Broadgates Hall , Oxford , graduating B.A. June 14 1529 , M.A. March 19 1553 , B.C.L. Feb. 17 1538 , and D.C.L. Feb. 13 1566 , and becoming head of his hall , 1542-6 . He became vicar of Llanfihangel Castell Gwallter ( Llan- fihangel-genau'r-glyn ), Cards. , in 1541 , rector of Hodgeston and of Nash , 1542 , prebendary of Trallong , 1545 , and of Tregaron , 1560 . Elected precentor of S. Davids in 1542 , he took up residence in 1547 , and became a leader of the faction opposed to bishop Robert Ferrar (q.v.) . Said to have fled abroad in Mary 's reign, no trace of his exile remains in Continental archives. In 1559 , he was one of the royal visitors of the Welsh dioceses , and was elected bishop of S. Davids , 6 Dec. 1559 . On Parker 's recommendation, he was elected archbishop of York , 27 Jan. 1561 . As archbishop and president of the council of the North , he was active in forwarding the Elizabethan settlement , though he incurred censure for his misuse of the temporalities of his see. He d. 26 June 1568 , and was buried in York Minster . He m. (1), a daughter of George Constantine (q.v.) ; (2) Jane Kynaston , Estwick, Staffs. , by whom he had one son, Sir George Young .

Bibliography:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ;
  • Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series , Record Publication and Calendar of…State Papers…relating to the negotiations between England and Spain . Record Publication, 1862 ff ;
  • Foxe , Acts and Monuments of these latter and perilous days , 1563, etc ;
  • Garrett , The Marian Exiles, a study of the origins of Elizabethan Puritanism , 1938 ;
  • Le Neve , Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae (rev. by ) , 1854 ;
  • Wood , Athenae Oxonienses , 1813–20. Sometimes cited in the first (1691-2) edn ;
  • E. Yardley , Menevia Sacra. Arch. Camb. , Supplement, 1927 .

Author:

Sir Glanmor Williams, M.A., Swansea