Nicholas Halsewell, M.D., was [the 2nd son of Robert Halsewell Esq of Halswell, Somerset, by Catherine sole daughter and ? of Nicholas Gatcombe Esq of Gatcombe in Long Ashton nr Bristol. He was] of All Souls’ College, Oxford, of which he was elected a fellow in 1468. He was proctor of the university in 1480, and eventually a doctor of medicine. [Halsewell Nick. He, like his colleagues Chambre and Linacre, was in holy orders and on the 26 May 1492 was presented to the Church of Loke (?) Somerset by Thomas Marque (?) of Dorset and on the 26 Sept 1500 to the rectory of Brington in Northamptonshire. His will dated 20 Jan 1527 in which he styles himself Nicholas Halswell Priest, directs that he should be buried in the (?) Church of the Preaching Priors of London.] His arms were formerly in the windows of the cloister of All Souls. (1) He must have died about the same time as Dr. de Victoria, for his place of Elect was filled up on the same 16th April, 1529, by the appointment of Dr. John Clement.
[(1) Wood’s “History of the Colleges and Halls,” by Gutch, p. 305.]
(Volume I, page 22)
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