Coxe, Richard (d.1596) (DNB00)

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COXE or COX, RICHARD (d. 1596), divine, matriculated as a pensioner of Christ's College, Cambridge, on 27 Nov. 1578, proceeded B.A. 1581–2, and on 16 Dec. 1583 was incorporated in that degree at Oxford, where he proceeded M.A. 1584 as a member of Gloucester Hall. On 17 May 1589 he was instituted to the rectory of Diss, Norfolk, on the presentation of Henry, earl of Sussex, but the earl's right being disputed, Coxe was ejected and an incumbent whom the earl had previously ejected re-entered. In November 1591 Coxe was reinstated, but before long was again turned out. At last, having obtained the queen's letters patent to void all other presentations, he was, on 2 Dec. 1593, instituted to the rectory for the third time, and held it until his death, which took place in 1596. He wrote ‘Richard Coxe, his Catechisme,’ printed by T. Orwin, 1591, 8vo, and, Wood believed, also published some sermons.

[Cooper's Athenæ Cantab. ii. 222; Wood's Fasti (Bliss), i. 225; Blomefield's Norfolk, i. 18; Ames's Typogr. Antiq. (Herbert), p. 1247.]

W. H.