Ullerston, Richard (DNB00)
ULLERSTON, RICHARD (d. 1423), theological writer was born in the Duchy of Lancaster. He was taught by his relative, Richard Courtenay [q. v.], and on 19 Dec. 1383 he took orders. He took the degree of doctor of theology at Oxford. In 1407–8 he was chancellor of Oxford, and on 1 June 1407 he was made rector of Beford, Yorkshire. Anthony à Wood calls him a fellow of Queen's and canon of York (cf. Hennessy, Novum Repertorium, cixiv, 321).
He wrote in 1408 at the request of Hallam [q. v.], bishop of Salisbury, sixteen ‘Petitiones pro Ecclesiæ Militantis Reformatione,’ which have been printed in Von der Hardt's ‘Concilium Constantiense’ (i. 1126). In 1409 he wrote a work on the creed which was reissued with commentaries by John Stanbridge [q. v.] in 1463. His commentary on the Psalms, written in 1415, was dedicated to Henry Chichele or Chicheley [q. v.]; it is extant among Lord Mostyn's manuscripts (Hist. MSS. Comm. 4th Rep. App. p. 349). His ‘De Officio Militari,’ written at Courtenay's request to Henry, prince of Wales, is in the library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (clxxvii. 26). In 1415 he wrote ‘Expositions on the Song of Songs,’ based on Nicholas de Lyra, of which there is a copy in the Magdalen MS. cxv. A copy of his ‘Defensorium Dotationis Ecclesiasticæ’ (per Constantinum) is in Exeter Cathedral library (No. 46, according to Oudin); it was seen there by Leland (Comm. iii. 151).
[Tanner's Bibliotheca; Wood's Hist. Antiq. Oxon. ii. 117; Le Neve's Fasti, iii. 466.]