Aldrich (or Aldridge), Robert

Aldrich (Or Aldridge), Robert, an English prelate, was born at Burnham, in Buckinghamshire, about the end of the 15th century. He was educated at Eton, and was elected a scholar of King's College, Cambridge, in 1507, when he took his A.M. He became proctor of the university, schoolmaster of Eton, fellow of the college; and at last provost. In 1529 he retired to Oxford, where he received his B.D., and about the same time was made archdeacon of Colchester. He was installed canon of Windsor in 1534, and the same year he was appointed register of the Order of the Garter. On July 18, 1537, he was consecrated bishop of Carlisle, and he died at Horncastle, Lincolnshire, March 25, 1555. He wrote, Epistola ad Gulielmum Hormanum: — Epigrammata Varia: — Several Resolutions concerning the Sacraments.: — Answers to Certain Queries concerning the Abuses of the Mass. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Landon, Eccles. Dict. s.v. .

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