In 1541, was ordained deacon in 1544 and was proctor and Lady Margaret preacher in 1548-1549.
The office of king's or queen's proctor has been kept alive but amalgamated with that of the solicitor for the treasury.
That officer uses the title of king's proctor when he appears in certain matrimonial causes.
He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, but migrated to Merton, where he obtained a fellowship. In 1631 he was proctor and also chaplain to Philip, earl of Pembroke, then chancellor of the university, who presented him to the rectory of Bishopston in Wiltshire.
RICHARD ANTHONY PROCTOR (1837-1888), British astronomer, was born at Chelsea on the 23rd of March 1837.