Folbury, George (DNB00)

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FOLBURY, GEORGE (d. 1540), master of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, graduated B.A. at Cambridge in 1514, was preacher to the university in 1519, took the degree of B.D. in 1524, was presented to a canonry and to the prebend of North Newbald in his church of York in March 1531, to the rectory of Maidwell, Northamptonshire, on 20 Feb. 1533-4, elected master of Pembroke Hall in 1537, and died between 10 July and 10 Nov. 1540. He is said to have been for a time tutor to Henry Fitzroy, duke of Richmond, natural son of Henry VIII, but this is not confirmed by the memoir of the duke published in 'Camden Miscellany,' vol. iii. Bale states that he took the degree of D.D. at Montpelier, and that he was a poet, orator, and epigrammatist. His works seem to have perished.

[Cooper's Athenae Cantabr.; Le Neve's Fasti Eccl. Angl. iii. 674; Letters and Papers, For. and Dom. Henry VIII, vol. v. g. 166, 31; Bale's Scriptt. Illustr. Maj. Brit. (Basel, 1557), cent ix. 27.]

J. M. R.