Darrell, Thomas (DNB00)

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DARRELL, THOMAS, D.D. (fl. 1572), catholic divine, a native of London, was educated at New College, Oxford, whence he was ejected in 1 Eliz. for refusing to take the oath of supremacy. He then studied theology in the university of Louvain, and in 1569, on Dr. Allen's invitation, went to Douay, and was very serviceable in founding the English college, to which, being a man of property, he was a liberal benefactor. He graduated B.D. in the university of Douay in 1571, and D.D. in January 1571–2. Eventually he settled in Gascony, where he was chaplain to a French bishop, who bestowed upon him a valuable benefice.

[Wood's Annals (Gutch), ii. 144; Dodd's Church Hist. ii. 64; Douay Diaries, pp. 4, 229, 273.]

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