Gray, William

Gray, William an English prelate of the 15th century, was son of lord Gray of Codnor, Derbyshire. He studied at Balliol College, Oxford, then at Ferrara, Italy, where for a long time he heard the lectures of Guarinus of Verona, an. accomplished scholar. The English king appointed him his procurator at the court of Rome, and he afterwards was preferred to the see of Ely, in which he sat twenty four years. In 1469 he served as lord-treasurer of England, being the last clergyman who discharged that office until the appointment of bishop Juxton (or Juxon) in 1635. He died August 4, 1478, and was buried in the Cathedral of Ely. He wrote many books, which have not survived, however. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 1:370.

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