Thomas la Warr, 5th Baron De La Warr
Thomas la Warr, 5th Baron De La Warr (c. 1352 – 7 May 1427) was the second son of Roger la Warr, 3rd Baron De La Warr and Elizabeth de Welle, daughter of Adam, 3rd Baron Welles, and was intended for the church. In 1363, he received a dispensation
Dispensation (Catholic Church)
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, permitting him to be ordained at the age of twenty, and was made a canon
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 of Lincoln
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
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. He received his first parish
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 on 13 October 1372; he was at various times, rector
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 or prebend of Ashton-under-Lyne
Ashton-under-Lyne is a market town in the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester, England. Historically a part of Lancashire, it lies on the north bank of the River Tame, on undulating land at the foothills of the Pennines...

, New Lafford, Sleaford
Sleaford is a town in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is located thirteen miles northeast of Grantham, seventeen miles west of Boston, and nineteen miles south of Lincoln, and had a total resident population of around 14,500 in 6,167 households at the time...

, Swineshead
Swineshead, Lincolnshire
Not to be confused with Swineshead, BedfordshireSwineshead is a village and civil parish in Lincolnshire, England, around miles west of the town of Boston...

, Grindall (in the East Riding of Yorkshire
East Riding of Yorkshire
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), Manchester
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, Oxton
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 and Cropwell, Riccall
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, and Ketton
Ketton is a village and civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. It is located about eight miles east of Oakham and three miles west of Stamford in Lincolnshire...

; frequently in plurality.

He was responsible for (in 1420) building St. Luke's church in Brislington
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. He enlarged Manchester Cathedral
Manchester Cathedral
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 into a collegiate church
Collegiate church
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 in 1421. There is a statue of him on the exterior of the Manchester town hall.

He inherited the title and lands when his brother John died, 27 July 1398; but asked, three years later, to be excused from Parliament. (He was summoned, on pain of his life, in 1403.) He died, and was presumably buried, at his then parish of Swineshead
Swineshead, Lincolnshire
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, Lincolnshire
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