Eedes, Richard (1555 -1604)

Richard Eedes was born at Sewell in Bedfordshire, and educated at Westminster School and the University of Oxford. He was elected a Student of Christ Church, Oxford in 1571, took his B.A. 17 December 1574; and his M.A. 2 May 1578. Ordained the same year, he proved to be an eloquent preacher. A royal chaplain to both Elizabeth and James I, he was made a Prebend of Salisbury in 1584, B.D. 6 July 1584, a Canon of Christ Church in 1586, Rector of Freshwater, Isle of Wight 1587, a Doctor of Divinity in 1589, Prebend of Hereford 1589, Treasurer of Hereford 1596, Dean of Worcester in 1597, and Rector of Upton on Severn 1598. A writer of verse of some merit, he married Margaret, daughter of Dr Herbert Westfaling, Bishop of Hereford in 1604. At his death he left a donation of £13"6"4 to the Bodleian Library in Oxford to be spent on books. Stamp 1 seems to have been cut to mark books bought with this donation. Stamp 2 was perhaps Eedes own

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Eedes, Richard (1555 - 1604) (Stamp 1) Arms: A chevron engrailed between three leopards faces
Heraldic Charges: chevron engrailed between, Heraldic Charges: leopards faces (3)
Eedes, Richard (1555 - 1604) (Stamp 2) Motto: Pede virtutis spe laudis
Crest: A lion's gamb erased in pale out of a laurel branch
Heraldic Charges: branch (laurel), Heraldic Charges: lion's foot