John Skypp  was the Bishop of Hereford from 1539 until 1552. Born of humble parents, Edmund and Alice Skyppe who both died in 1507 in Irstead Norfolk he graduated from Gonville College in 1518, and embarked on a clerical career that saw him become Vicar of Newington, Shepway and Archdeacon of Suffolk before elevation to the Episcopate.
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- Spelt by some sources John Skip
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- D. G. Newcombe, ‘Skip, John (d. 1552)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 accessed 14 April 2008 The first edition of this text is available as an article on Wikisource: "Skip, John". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
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