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There was Abbot, George, Archbishop of Canterbury who lies buried in that Chappel of his Endowerment the Hospital & Monument in Guildford near the the Famous Red Lion Inn. extracted from J Evelyn 22nd Aug 1653

"...George Abbot was born in 1562 in Guildford in Surrey, where he was educated before entering Balliol College, Oxford. He gained a great reputation at Oxford as an advocate of the views held by the more moderate Puritans and was elected Master of University College, Dean of Winchester and Vice-Chancellor of the University.
...Abbot found little favour in the eyes of King Charles I and his advisers. A feud had existed between Abbot and Laud from early days. In 1627, he was suspended from the exercise of his archiepiscopal functions and the sequestration lasted for more than a year. ..."

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ABBOT, GEORGE (1562-1633), archbishop of Canterbury; born at Guildford and educated at the free grammar school; B.A., Balliol College, Oxford, 1582; probationer-fellow, 1583; M.A., and took holy orders 1585; during the eight succeeding years studied theology, did tutorial work, and as a vehement supporter of the puritans won great academical fame for his preaching; appointed private chaplain to Thomas Sackville, lord Buckhurst, chancellor of the university, 1592; B.D., 1593; D.D. and master of University College, 1597; dean of Winchester, 1600; vice-chancellor of the university, 1600, 1603 and 1605; came into conflict, in 1603, with Laud, then proctor of the university, who asserted the perpetual visibility of the church of Christ in the papacy before the Reformation; began, 1604, with seven other Oxford graduates, revision of the four gospels, Acts, and Apocalypse for Authorised Version; became chaplain to the Earl of Dunbar and visited Scotland to aid in re-establishing episcopacy there, 1608; bishop of Coventry and Litchfield, 1609; translated to bishopric of London, 1610; archbishop of Canterbury, 1611; largely responsible for marriage of Princess Elizabeth with Elector Palatine of Germany, 1613; opposed the divorce of the Countess of Essex, 1613; introduced at court George Villiers, 1615; attacked the scheme for marriage between Prince Charles and the Infanta of Spain, 1617-1622; opposed the king's 'declaration of sports' permitting Sunday amusements, 1618; endowed a hospital erected at his expense at Guildford, 1619; accidentally shot a keeper while hunting in Bramshill Park, Hampshire, and was formally pardoned by the king, 1621; reluctantly consented to the Spanish marriage, 1623; opposed Charles I's arbitrary government and was ordered to withdraw to Canterbury, his archiepiscopal authority being given to a commission of five bishops, 1627; restored to favour, 1628, but thenceforth lived chiefly in retirement; died at Croydon. Wrote religious works, principally controversial.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

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