Leeke, Laurence (DNB00)

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LEEKE, LAURENCE (d. 1357), prior of Norwich, was appointed prior by William Bateman (d. 1355) [q. v.], the bishop, on 24 April 1352. He was vicar-general for Bateman in 1352 and 1355, and died in December 1357. He composed 'Historiola de Vita et Morte Reverendi domini Willelmi Bateman Norwicensis episcopi,' once preserved at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, but now Apparently lost. It is printed in Peck's 'Desiderata Curiosa.' vii. 239-42.

[Tanner's Bibl. Brit.-Hib. p. 474; Dugdale's Monasticon, iv. 7; Blomefield's Hist. of Norfolk, iii. 603, 632.]

C. L. K.