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NameThomas Lane
DenominationRoman Catholic?
Livedb. ca. 1660-03-25 - d. ca. 1703-03-18 (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsFuneral Sermon for Thomas Lane -- subject of sermon (autograph: yes)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesChrist Church -- Place of StudySt John's College -- Place of StudyCourt of Arches (Arches Court) -- PostDoctors' Commons -- PostMerton College -- Post
Source of DataAnne James; David Robinson
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB
Other NoteBorn in Glendon, Northamptonshire to Francis Lane, landowner, and his wife Mary Bernard. Matriculated from St John's College, Cambridge in 1673; BA, 1678. Incorporated at Oxford, 1678, and was elected probationer fellow of Merton College in 1679. MA, 1683; proceeded DCL in 1686. Practiced Law at Doctors' Commons. Around this time, he is reputed to have become Catholic and accompanied Irish Catholic nobleman Francis Taaffe to Vienna. Went to Ireland in 1689 to accept a command in James II's army. Wounded and captured at the Battle of the Boyne. Afterwards returned to Merton College and practiced at the Court of Arches. Died sometime in March 1703. His funeral sermon preached 18 March.
GEMMS record createdSeptember 18, 2019
GEMMS record last editedSeptember 26, 2019