People: Hall, Richard
Clerk; fellow of Manchester College
Yes - his will mentions a owned a number of books
CCEd person ID 31978
Career: Richard Hall was ordained priest on 10 March 1542 and appointed a Fellow of Manchester College by 1559 and remained there until his death, he was buried in the collegiate church on 4 January 1585. He was acting as treasurer of the college at the time of a metropolitan visitation in 1571 when conflict among the Fellows was said to have been occasioned by his failure to pay their stipends.
While at Manchester College he worked as a schoolmaster and also practiced medicine although it was reported that those he treated usually died. He was also said to be of unsound religion and a drunkard.
F. R. Raines, The fellows of the collegiate church of Manchester, ed. F. Renaud, vol. 1, Chetham Society, new series, 21 (1891).
EDC 5/1580/11 – defendant