Taylor, Rowland, Lld
Taylor, Rowland, LL.D.
an English clergyman and martyr, is supposed to have been a Yorkshireman; and after being educated at Cambridge, became the head of Border Hostle, near Caius College. He was presented by archbishop Cranmer to the rectory of Hadleigh, where lie attended faithfully to the spiritual needs of his parishioners. In 1553 he was summoned before Gardiner for resisting the popish mass at Hadleigh. He defended his cause with firmness, but was committed to the King's Bench Prison, where he remained till Jan. 22,1555, when he was sentenced to be burned. The execution took place Feb. 8,1555, on Aldham Common, near Hadleigh. See Fox, Book of Martyrs; Hook, Eccl. Biog. s.v.