Lawern, John (DNB00)

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Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 32
Lawern, John

by Charles Lethbridge Kingsford
John Lawerne in the ODNB.

LAWERN, JOHN (fl. 1448), theologian, was a Benedictine monk of Worcester and a student at Gloucester Hall (now Worcester College), Oxford, where he graduated D.D. A volume which belonged to Lawern has been preserved, in which are two sermons preached by him, certain lectures of his on the master of the Sentences, 'Lectiones publice lectæ in Scholis theologiæ, Oxon. a.d. 1448, 1449,' and a number of letters to or from Lawern, or concerning subjects in which he was interested. From article 38 in this volume it would appear that he was afterwards sacrist at Worcester. The volume is now Bodley MS. 692.

[Tanner's Bibl. Brit.-Hib. p. 473; Wood's City of Oxford, ii. 260 (Oxford Hist. Soc.); Bernard's Catalogus MSS. Angliæ, i. 130.]

C. L. K.