Matthew, Tobias, Archbishop of York (1546 -1628)

Tobias Matthew was born in Bristol, the son of John Matthew of Ross in Herefordshire, and Eleanor Crofton of Ludlow. He was educated at Wells, and University College, Oxford, matriculating as a pensioner in 1559, taking his B.A. in 1564, before transferring to Christ Church and proceeded M.A. in 1566, took orders the same year, and became a Canon of Christ Church, Oxford in 1570, and Dean in 1576. He was made Bishop of Durham in 1595, and Archbishop of York in 1606. He married Frances, daughter of William Barlow, Bishop of Chichester, and widow of Matthew Parker, second son of the Archbishop of Canterbury. He gave many books to the City of Bristol when he became Archbishop of York. Another 3,000 were presented by his widow to the same Cathedral Library of York. In James Raine's A catalogue of the printed books of York [Minster Library] (York, 1896), his books are marked with an M.

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Matthew, Tobias, Archbishop of York (1546 - 1628) (Stamp 1) Arms: A cross between four lions rampant (See of Durham) impaling Quarterly 1 &4. A lion rampant (Matthew) 2 & 3. Three chevrons (Matthew [Clare?])
Impalement: Quarterly 1 &4. A lion rampant (Matthew) 2 & 3. Three chevrons (Matthew [Clare?])
Heraldic Charges: cross between, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: chevrons (3), Heraldic Charges: lions rampant (4)
Matthew, Tobias, Archbishop of York (1546 - 1628) (Stamp 2) Arms: A cross between four lions rampant (See of Durham) impaling Quarterly 1 &4. A lion rampant (Matthew) 2 & 3. Three chevrons (Matthew [Clare?])
Impalement: Quarterly 1 &4. A lion rampant (Matthew) 2 & 3. Three chevrons (Matthew [Clare?])
Heraldic Charges: cross between, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: chevrons (3), Heraldic Charges: lions rampant (4)
Matthew, Tobias, Archbishop of York (1546 - 1628) (Stamp 3) Arms: Two keys in saltire in chief an imperial crown (See of York) impaling Quarterly 1 & 4. A lion rampant (Matthew) 2 & 3. Three chevrons (Matthew [Clare?])
Impalement: Quarterly 1 &4. A lion rampant (Matthew) 2 & 3. Three chevrons (Matthew [Clare?])
Heraldic Charges: keys (2), Heraldic Charges: crown, imperial, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: chevrons (3), Heraldic Charges: lions rampant (4)
Matthew, Tobias, Archbishop of York (1546 - 1628) (Stamp 4) Arms: Two keys in saltire in chief an imperial crown (See of York) impaling Quarterly 1 & 4. A lion rampant (Matthew) 2 & 3. Three chevrons (Matthew [Clare?])
Impalement: Quarterly 1 &4. A lion rampant (Matthew) 2 & 3. Three chevrons (Matthew [Clare?])
Heraldic Charges: keys (2), Heraldic Charges: crown, imperial, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: chevrons (3), Heraldic Charges: lions rampant (4)