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NameThomas Watts
DenominationChurch of England
Livedb. ca. 1523-01-01 - d. ca. 1577-06-11 (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsSermon on John 10:1 -- preacher (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesBocking -- DeaneryChrist's College -- Place of StudyMiddlesex -- PostSt Paul's Cathedral -- PostWestminster Abbey -- Post
Source of DataHannah Wood
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB; ACAD (Venn)
Other NoteBorn to a wealthy family in Chester, Thomas Watts received his B.A. from Christ's College, Cambridge in 1552/3, M.A. in 1560, and D.D. in 1569/70; he also served as university preacher in 1569. Having left England for Frankfurt am Main upon Queen Mary's accession,upon his return he was collated to a prebend of St. Paul's in 1560 and was ordained later that year. In 1561 Watts was made archdeacon of Middlesex and canon of Westminster. He was collated as rector of of Bocking (Essex) in 1570 and dean of Bocking in 1571. Watts endowed seven Greek scholarships at Pembroke, despite having no affiliation to the college other than a friendship with its former master. Watts died sometime between 23 May (when his will was made) and 12 June 1577 (when his successor was collated). His wife Grace married John Young, Bishop of Rochester the following year.
GEMMS record createdFebruary 03, 2021
GEMMS record last editedFebruary 04, 2021