See also:bishop of Lincoln, of Brasenose
See also:Oxford, and the first
See also:lay founder of any college, is said to have come of a
See also:family, the Suttons of that ilk, near Macclesfield,
See also:Cheshire . Little is known of his
See also:life, but he was a
See also:barrister, and in 1499 a member of the privy council . In 1513 he became steward of the monastery of
See also:Sion, a
See also:house of Brigittine nuns at Isleworth . How Smyth and Sutton came to plan a college is not known, but in 1508 we find Edmund Croston, or Crofton, bequeathing £6, 13S . 4d. towards the
See also:building of " a college of Brasynnose " if the projects of " the bishop of Lincoln and
See also:master Sotton " were carried into effect within a stipulated
See also:period . In the same
See also:year Sutton obtained a ninety-two year lease of Brasenose
See also:Hall and Little University Hall for £3 per annum, and from that
See also:time until the end of his life was occupied in purchasing estates with which he might endow the new college . He is thought to have contributed to the funds of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, as well . He was knighted some years before his
See also:death, which occurred about 1524 .
THOMAS SUTTON (c. 1532—1611)
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