He graduated from Oxford University B.A. in 1560/1 and M.A. in 1563 and was a fellow of Exeter College in October and November, 1573. He was appointed canon of Exeter 1567 and archdeacon of Totnes from 1568 to 1580. He was rector of North Bovey 1562, of Combinteignhead 1572 and of Haccombe, 1575, and of Yoxall, Staffordshire.