since the time I was called by Religious Name..."
In his introductory dedication to Robert Devereux [The Earl of Essex] the self-confident author W.C. declares, that he "takes upon himself Englands Person and speaks like a Commonwealth" and that the Earle should take the paper as "the countries talke".
The author gives the Earl of Essex, Robert Devereux some remarkable facts to understand about himself, that:
1) he foresaw that all miseries, harmes wants, tragedies and whatelse soever the world deemed hatefull, should bee falsely suposed to be triggered by him ("proceede out of his wombe")
2) since the day of his first birth
3) since he first shined weekly in these coastes (SOED "shine:" of persons to be brilliant in ability, character, achievement or Position, to be eminent, to excell [old engl]
4) since the times he was called by a Religious name. - He has lived now so long, that he finds it true, that he will be pardoned...and he concludes this sentence by saying that he never caused, either kingdome to be desolate, prince to bee distressed, people to despaire or any private person to be malecontent.«
If the author talks about his "first" birth, then there must have been a "second" birth. - This would best fit with the assumption, that the author was Marlowe, who had to accept a second birth after changing his identity. If the author declares that at his first birth, he was called by Religious Name, this would nicely fit to Christopher [Marlowe]