HUET, THOMAS (died 1591), Biblical translator

Name: Thomas Huet
Date of death: 1591
Gender: Male
Occupation: Biblical translator
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion; Scholarship and Languages
Author: Glanmor Williams

He entered Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, in 1544, but he is unlikely to have been the Huet who graduated B.A. in 1562, though he is reputed to have been a D.D. He was admitted to a number of benefices; the mastership of Holy Trinity College, Ponte-fract, 9 May 1556; the rectories of Cefnllys and Llanbadarn-ym-Maelienydd, Radnorshire, 29 November 1559; the prebend of Llanbadarn Tref Eglwys, Cardiganshire, 21 April 1560; the rectory of Disserth, 27 April 1560; the precentorship of S. Davids, and (30 April 1561) a canonry there; in 1565, the prebend of Ystrad, Cardiganshire, and the prebend of Llandegla, Radnorshire. He was unsuccessfully recommended for the bishopric of Bangor by Richard Davies and archbishop Parker in January 1566.

He subscribed to the Thirty-nine Articles in 1562. He translated Revelations for the Welsh New Testament of 1567. In 1571 he dismissed the cathedral sexton for concealing papist books, and publicly burned them. He and his relatives benefited considerably from leases of church lands and grants of advowsons. He died 19 August 1591 at Tŷ Mawr, Llysdinam, and was buried in the chancel of Llanafan-fawr church, Brecknock.


Published date: 1959

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