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Clare Hall, Cambridge, 17th century
« on: Friday 24 February 17 19:21 GMT (UK) »
I have a will for Abraham Broadley of Clare Hall, Cambridge in 1648. He was born in Hipperholme, Halifax in 1604, son of Isaac Broadley and leaves bequests to surviving siblings.
Earlier, his second cousin once removed, Robert Broadley, of Lane End, Hipperholme, also moved to Clare Hall, Cambridge. I think he died there in 1612. (Robert's first cousin, Matthew Broadley, was treasurer to Charles I in the Civil War.)
What was the attraction of Clare Hall, to bring people from Yorkshire? cb
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Re: Clare Hall, Cambridge, 17th century
« Reply #1 on: Friday 24 February 17 20:30 GMT (UK) »
I think it's the second oldest of Cambrdige University's colleges:

http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/College-History/

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it became known as Clare Hall as early as 1339 (the present simplified title, ‘Clare’, dates from 1856).

I attended a conference there about 20 years ago.

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Re: Clare Hall, Cambridge, 17th century
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 February 17 19:08 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much. That is very interesting, especially Tillotson. I was Googling Clare Hall rather than Clare College. cb
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