Scott, Gregory (DNB00)

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SCOTT or SCOT, GREGORY (d. 1576) divine, of northern (possibly Yorkshire) descent, was educated at Eton, and was elected thence scholar of King's College, Cambridge, in 1550. He graduated B.A. 1553–4 and M.A. 1557. He was presented by the queen to the rectory of Thimbleby, Lincolnshire, on 11 March 1560 (Rymer, Fœdera, xv. 587), and became chaplain to the bishop of Lincoln. On 2 May 1564 he was collated canon of the third stall in Carlisle Cathedral (Le Neve, Fasti). Five years later he became chancellor of Carlisle, and in 1570 vicar-general. As prebendary he took strong action in suing for a remedy against leases of the lands of the cathedral made contrary to the statutes (September 1567 and June 1568) (State Papers, Dom. Eliz. xliv. xlviii. 4 and 5, and Addenda xiv. 13; Strype, Annals, I. ii, 255–6). He was collated to the vicarage of St. Michael, Appleby, in 1569. Scot died in possession of his prebend some time before November 1576. He wrote: ‘A Briefe Treatise agaynst certayne Errors of the Romish Church very plainly, notably, and pleasantly confuting the same by Scripture and Auncient Writers’ (in verse), b. 1., London, 1574, 8vo.

[Corser's Coll. Angl.-Poet. v. 222; Ritson's Bibl. Poet. p. 326; Ames's Typogr. Antiq. ed. Dibdin, iv. 569; Brydges's Restituta, iii. 490; Harwood's Alumni Eton. p. 106; Strype's Grindal, p. 125; Select Poetry, Parker Soc. liii; Grindal's Remains (Parker Soc.), p. 285; Cooper's Athenæ Cant.]

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