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John Pullain

PULLAIN (or PULLEYNE), John. b. Yorkshire (?), ca 1517; d. Colchester (?), before 16 July 1565. Thought to have been born in Yorkshire, he was educated at Oxford, College unknown (BA 1540, MA 1544). He was ordained (deacon 1550, priest 1551) and appointed rector of the important London church, St Peter, Cornhill (1553). He was expelled from the living in 1554, following the accession of Mary Tudor, but continued to minister to Protestants in London and Colchester before being forced into exile at Geneva in 1557. There he may have helped with the Geneva Bible and the 1558 Anglo-Genevan psalter, in which his version of Psalm 148, ‘Give laud unto the Lord’ appeared. It was retained in The...

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