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Posted by Bob Frewen on 11 September , 2002 at 15:48:08:

In Reply to: Frewin Road, Wandsworth, London posted by Lawrence Frewin on 10 September , 2002 at 14:37:42:

Richard F. was not particularly associated with Magdalen...
I think that the reference should be to Accepted Frewen. He was Chaplain to the King in 1625 and President of Magdalen College from 1626-44 (he matriculated there in 1604 age 16.)
Accepted was the eldest son of Rev. John Frewen of Northiam who was a noted Puritan and Royalist. In 1644 Accepted was consecrated Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. In addition to personal funds he presented the College Plate to the King during the Civil War and had to flee (with his brother Thankful) during the Interregnum with a price of 1,000 on his head. At the Restoration he was appointed (1660)Archbishop of York, and when he died in 1664 he was buried in the Lady Chapel in York Minster where his tomb and effigy can be seen. His brother Stephen was the main beneficiary of his will and Stephen used the funds to enlarge his estate at Northiam and also bought Brickwall House around that time (1666.)
Bob Frewen


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