Atslow, Edward (Attislow), fellow New Coll. 1551-62, from Eversholt, Beds, B.A 26 June, 1555, M.A 30 May, 1559, B.Med. (sup. 12 April) 1564, created D.Med. 27 Aug., 1566, fellow College of Physicians, imprisoned for designing the escape of Mary Queen of Scots, physician to the Duke of Norfolk, and racked in the Tower on his account, died in 1594. See Munk’s Roll., L 67 ; Gutch, ii. 144 ; & Fasti, i. 176.Atslowe, Luke, fellow of New Coll. 1556-8, from Eversholt, Beds, B.A. 24 Jan., 1559-60, M.A. 19 Feb., 1564-5, removed from his fellowship because he would not take holy orders according to the statute. See Gutch., ii. 145 ; & O.H.S., i. 241.
Munk’s roll says:
Edward Atsloweb.? d.?MDEdward Atslowe, M.D., [from Eversholt, Beds.] was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford. Being then M.A. and fellow of his college, he was, on the 22nd August, 1554 [or 1564], actually created doctor of physic, in the house of Dr. Henry Baylie, situated in the High Street, leading to the Quadrivium, by Dr. Thomas Francis and him, the said Dr. Henry Baylie, by virtue of a commission directed to them by the venerable convocation. He was one of four (three of whom were doctors of medicine) thus created, because appointed by the Convocation to dispute before Queen Elizabeth, when she came to be entertained by the academicians in the beginning of September of this year. (1) The date of Dr. Atslowe’s admission as a Fellow of the College of Physicians is not recorded, but it must have been at some period between 1565 and 1569. (2) He was Censor in 1569, 1570, 1571; Elect, 12th November, 1572; and Consiliarius, 1572, 1583. Dr. Atslowe, who was married at Stoke Newington, on the 2nd November, 1573, to Frances Wingfield, was dead 28th May, 1594, [He was buried at St James Clerkenwell “1594 Apr 26 Mr Doctor Atslowe in the chancel.”] when his place of Elect was supplied by the election of Dr. Christopher Johnson, another distinguished Wykehamist.Dr. Atslowe was a zealous Catholic, and warmly attached to the cause of the unfortunate Mary Queen of Scots. [By the command of Q. Elizabeth he visited the Queen at Sheffield in company with Dr. Good (p.58) in December 1570 and remained in attendance on her for a month. Leaders Mary Queen of Scots in Captivity 8oo Sheffield 1880, pp158-163.] He suffered imprisonment for designing the means for her escape; and in a letter of Thomas Morgan to the Queen of Scots we read, “I hear that Dr. Atslow was racked twice, almost to death, in the Tower, about the Earl of Arundell his matters, and intention to depart England.” The Earl, who died in 1595, settled an annuity on the doctor’s widow.”William Munk[References: (1) Wood’s Fasti Oxon., vol.i., p.727 (2) The Annals for 1565, 1566, 1567, and 1568 are wanting. Spaces are left vacant for them by Caius][Mention in connection with plot against Queen, Oct. 1569. (H. M. Comm. Salisbury MSS., i, 432, 436, iii, 97, 102.)Freed from tower – ibid, ii, 110](Volume I, page 66)
The Essex Archives, of all places, have this, which suggests he really did come from Eversholt and his father was William Atslow.
|Repository:||Essex Record Office|
|Level: Category||Estate and Family records|
|Level: Fonds||PETRE FAMILY OF INGATESTONE AND WEST HORNDON.|
|Level: Series||Various other families, chiefly Southcote and Cleveland|
|Reference Code||D/DP F343|
|Dates of Creation||1579|
|Scope and Content||Confirmation of arms and grant of crest by Robert Cooke, Clarenoieux, to Edward Atslow, s. and heir of William Atslow of Eversholt, (Bedfordshire), by Ann, daughter and heiress of John Lovenham of Brikellesworth, (Northamptonshire)Arms, quarterly, 1 and 4, or on a fess a zure 3 lions rampant of the field for Atslow, 2 and 3, gules a chevron engrailed between 3 owls or for Lovenham. Crest, on a wreath or and azure a lynx head razed with a crown about the neck or mantelled gules doubled argent
(See Visitations of Essex for connection of Atslow with Southcote family)
Luke and Edward even get into a row over some trees! In detail more gory than I could manage to wade through here.
|Item Refs||Item Description||Date/s|
|ABP/R6/74||Folio 58 [see also ABP/R8 f.2]
Agnes Rudde of Eversolt, made 20 Oct. 1540, pr. 12 Jan. 1540/1.
“Furst I bequeth my soull to my savyour Jesu Criste”. Burial in the church yard of Eversholte at the middle of the chancel end. To the mother church of the diocese of Lincoln 3d.
To her god-daughters Jane, Dorothe, Francys, Crastyan, Agnes and Katering (the daughters of testator’s cousin William At Slow and his wife Anne) are each to have a mattress, a bolster, 2 pair of sheets, 2 pillows, 2 pillow beres, 2 coverlets of 2 sorts, one pair of blankets, one brass pot, one skimmer, one ladle, one table cloth, one towel, one silver spoon, one cushion, 2 platters, 2 pewter dishes, 2 saucers of the common sort, one candlestick, one pewter basin, one latten basin. Dorothe is to have in addition a gold ring, and Francys is to have testator’s hutch. If there are not sufficient brass pots, then they shall have instead a little pot or a posnet.
To Edward At Slow, one of William and Anne’s sons, testator’s cow.
Residue to the same William and Anne, who are her executors.
Witnesses: Roger Marshall clerk, Thomas Jonson and others.
Administration was granted to William Atslow, reserving the power of the Rector of Eversolde to accept the oath of Anne, the other executor.