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Booth, Robert

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN166
  • Person
  • 1585 (?)-1657

Robert Booth was a translator and clergyman. He was born in Yorkshire where his father Revd George Booth was vicar of South Kirkby, near Halifax, and his mother was Mary, daughter of Thomas Lister of Shibden. Booth came up to Trinity College as a sizar in 1603 and graduated in 1607 with his B.A. He was made a fellow of Emmanuel College in 1609.

Boulton, James

  • GB-1859-SJAC-PN41
  • Person
  • Unknown

Admitted as sizar (aged 15) to St. John's in 1637. Born in Lincolnshire.

Bourchier, Thomas

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN163
  • Person
  • c.1404-1486

Thomas Bourchier was an English cardinal and Archbishop of Canterbury. He was the son of William Bourchier and Anne of Gloucester, and the half-brother of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham (father of Lady Margaret Beaufort’s third husband, Sir Henry Stafford). Educated at Oxford University, Thomas was appointed Chancellor of the University in 1434. In the same year, he was made Bishop of Worcester and in 1443, consecrated as Bishop of Ely. In 1454, Thomas was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury and also served briefly as Lord Chancellor of England from 1455. He was made a cardinal in 1467 and died in 1486 at Knole House, Kent. He was buried at Canterbury Cathedral.

Bowers, Thomas

  • GB-1859-SJAC-PN44
  • Person
  • 1660-1724

Studied at Shrewsbury School, later admitted to St. John's College as sizar and awarded B.A. in 1680/1. Awarded M.A. in 1684 and DD (Lambeth) in 1716. Consecrated as Bishop of Chichester in October 1722.

Bowles, G.C.

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN263
  • Person

Head Porter, 1936(?)-1952

Bray, Reginald

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN82
  • Person
  • c.1440-1503

Architect, English courtier, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster under Henry VII, from 1486-1503. Bray was born c. 1440 in the parish of St. John Bedwardine, near Worcester, and was educated at the Royal Grammar School Worcester. From 1467 onwards, he assumed an important role in Lady Margaret Beaufort’s household as receiver-general, primarily to Lady Margaret Beaufort and Sir Henry Stafford until 1471, and then subsequently to Lady Margaret and Thomas Stanley. He remained in the service of Lady Margaret until c.1499 and held principal responsibility for managing lands granted to her in 1487.

Other notable appointments include Knight of the Bath, and subsequently, Knight of the Garter; and Steward of the University of Oxford (1496).

In his work as an architect, Bray designed both St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and Henry VII’s Chapel at Westminster. Together with John Alcock, he also played a key part in the construction of Jesus College, Cambridge, founded in 1496.

Bray married Katherine Hussey (d.1506) around 1475 and died without issue. He was buried at Windsor in St. George’s Chapel.

Brocket, William

  • GB-1859-SJAC-PN46
  • Person

Clerk to Christ's Hospital, 1711-1745.

Browne, Arthur

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN118
  • Person
  • c.1757-1840

Arthur Browne was an architect and designer based in Norwich. Browne was a founding member of the Norwich Society of Artists in 1805 and was its president in 1807. In the same year, he was commissioned by Joseph Salusbury Muskett to rebuild Intwood Hall in Norfolk. In 1823 he designed and built the cast iron Magdalene Bridge, also known as the Great Bridge, in Cambridge. In 1825 he was invited to submit plans for New Court at St John’s College, Cambridge, but his designs were not implemented. He died in 1840.

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