Bradock, Thomas (DNB00)


BRADOCK, THOMAS (fl. 1576–1604), translator, was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge, proceeded B.A. 1576, and was elected fellow of his college in 1578. In 1579 his name appears in a protest against the action of Dr. Hawford, the master, in withholding his fellowship from Hugh Broughton. In 1580 he proceeded M.A., and was incorporated M.A. at Oxford in 1584. In 1588 he was elected head-master of the grammar school at Reading, and in 1591 was presented to the vicarage of Stanstead Abbots in Hertfordshire, which he resigned in 1593. The advowson of Great Munden in Hertfordshire was granted 11 July 1604 to a certain Thomas Nicholson upon trust to present it to Bradock. Bradock never obtained the presentation, which did not fall vacant till 1616; he probably died before that date. Bradock translated into Latin Bishop Jewell's confutation, in six parts, of the attack of Thomas Harding on Jewell's 'Apologia Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ.' The translation, taking up 637 folio pages, was published at Geneva in 1600, and was undertaken that foreign scholars and divines might be able to follow the controversy which the ' Apologia ' had occasioned. It is dedicated to John Whitgift, archbishop of Canterbury.

[Cooper's Athenæ Cantab, ii. 395; Wood's Athenæ Oxon. (Bliss), i. 394; Fasti i. 228; Clutterbuck's Hertfordshire iii. 247; Coate's Reading, 335; Strype's Annals, ii. App. 136, iii. 490, App. 201; Cal. State Papers (Dom. 1603-10).]

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Dictionary of National Biography, Errata (1904), p.35
N.B.— f.e. stands for from end and l.l. for last line

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