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This Member has not been identified. There was a Richard Pratt who went to Queens’, Cambridge, in 1549 and (very likely it was the same man) to Gray’s Inn in 1556. There was also a Richard Pratt of Lofthouse—possibly one of several similarly named places in Yorkshire, including one some miles west of Ripon—but, to judge from his will, this man is unlikely to have been the MP. It is to be expected that the 1563 MP, whoever he was, was in some way connected with the archbishop of York, Thomas Young. On 31 Oct. 1566 he was appointed to the succession committee.
York wills, 21/350; D’Ewes, 127.