Parsons, Robert (b Exeter, c1530 - d Newark, 25 January, 1570)
Little is known about Parsons apart from the fact that he became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal in 1563, and met his death in 1570 by accidentally drowning in the river Trent. He is not to be confused with another Robert Parsons (1596 - 1676) who was associated with Exeter Cathedral.