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Abercromby, Robert (1536–1613), Jesuit, was born at Murthly, in the parish of Little Dunkeld, Perthshire, a kinsman of Richard Abercromby, last abbot of Inchcolm (d. 1549). He matriculated at St Mary's College at the University of St Andrews in 1551, and graduated in humanities from ...

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Adams, James (1737–1802), Jesuit and philologist, was born on 3 November 1737 to William Adams and Anne or Sarah Spencer; he refers to Bury St Edmunds as his 'native town' (Euphonologia Linguae Anglicanae, 1794, 7). He was educated at the Jesuit college in ...

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revised by Rosemary Mitchell

Anderdon, William Henry (1816–1890), Jesuit, was born in New Street, Spring Gardens, London, on 26 December 1816. He was the eldest son of John Lavicount Anderdon (1792–1874) and Anna Maria Manning (1796/7–1880), sister of Henry Edward Manning, who was greatly influenced by J. L. Anderdon's...

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Anderson, Patrick (1574/5–1624), Jesuit, was the son of a burgess of Elgin and of the sister of the Roman Catholic bishop of Ross, John Lesley, and was born and brought up in Elgin. After attending school there he was a student at Edinburgh University...

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Anderton [alias Scroop], Laurence (1575–1643), Jesuit, was born in Chorley, Lancashire, and baptized at Chorley on 12 August 1575. He was the youngest son of Thomas Anderton (d. 1593?) of Chorley, who was the uncle of Roman Catholic controversialist James Anderton...

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Archdekin, Richard [pseud. MacGiolla Cuddy] (1619–1693), Jesuit, was born in Kilkenny city on 16 March 1619, the son of Nicholas Archdekin and Ann Sherlock. Kilkenny was then a small and very prosperous city, in the sphere of influence of the Butlers of ...

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Thomas J. Morrissey

Archer, James (1550–1620), Jesuit, was born in Kilkenny. Members of the Archer family had long been prominent in the history of the city, and in the sixteenth century were trusted attorneys to, and friends of, the earls of Ormond. James Archer probably attended ...

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Arrowsmith [alias Bradshaw, Rigby], Edmund [formerly Bryan] (1585–1628), Jesuit, was born at Haydock in the parish of Winwick near Warrington, Lancashire, the son of Robert Arrowsmith, a yeoman farmer, and Margery Gerard, a member of a Lancashire family well known for its adherence to Catholicism. Baptized ...

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revised by Robert Brown

Aston, William (1735–1800), Jesuit, was born in London on 22 April 1735, the son of Edward Aston and his wife, Ann Bayley. He made his early studies in the English College at St Omer (1747–51), and at the age of sixteen he joined the ...

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Atkins, William (1601–1681), Jesuit, was born in Cambridgeshire. In August 1622 he was one of a party of twelve Catholic students sent from the Jesuit college at St Omer to the English seminary at Seville who sailed from Calais on a ship of the ...

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Austin, John (1717–1784), Jesuit, was born in Dublin on 12 April 1717. Said to be a protégé of Jonathan Swift, he entered the Society of Jesus in Champagne on 27 November 1735. After completing the higher studies he was for several years employed in teaching humanities and held the office of prefect of the ...

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revised by Mary Heimann

Aylmer, Charles (1786–1847), Jesuit, was born at Painstown, co. Kildare, on 29 August 1786; his brother became an officer of the Austrian cuirassiers, and was considered one of its best swordsmen. Aylmer was probably educated at Stonyhurst College, in Lancashire, where he entered the ...

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revised by R. M. Armstrong

Aylworth [alias Harcourt], William (1623–1679), Jesuit, was born in Wales on 21 March 1623 and entered the Society of Jesus at Watten on 7 September 1641. He studied philosophy at Liège and continued his studies at Toulouse. His wish to serve on the mission in the ...

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revised by Thomas M. McCoog

Bacon [alias Southwell], Nathaniel (1598–1676), Jesuit, was the son of John Bacon, gentleman, and Elizabeth Pannell (d. c.1606), his wife, and was the younger brother of Thomas Bacon (c. 1592–1637). He was born on 14 August 1598 in Norfolk, probably at ...

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revised by Thomas H. Clancy

Bacon [alias Southwell], Thomas (c. 1592–1637), Jesuit, was born at Sculthorpe, near Walsingham, Norfolk, the son of John Bacon, gentleman, and his wife, Elizabeth Pannell (d. c.1606); he was the elder brother of Nathaniel Bacon, alias Southwell (1598–1676). He attended school at ...

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Baker, Alexander (1582–1638), Jesuit, was born in Norfolk on 25 March 1582. He studied grammar and humanities for five years. Some time before 1600 or 1601 he left England for Spain, where he studied philosophy and theology at a Jesuit college in Seville...

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Baldwin [Bawden], William [alias Octaviano Fuscincelli] (1562–1632), Jesuit, was born on 10 November 1562 in Cornwall, perhaps near Bodmin, birthplace of John Cornelius, with whom, according to Henry More SJ, Baldwin made his rudimentary studies. He entered Exeter College, Oxford, on 20 December 1577. Presumably he was reconciled to the Roman church some time in 1582 before his departure for the ...

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revised by Robert Brown

Barrow, Thomas (1747–1814), Jesuit, was born at Eccleston, near Preston, on 17 September 1747, one of at least three sons of Thomas Barrow and his wife, Mary Crookall. He was educated at the English College at St Omer. Two of his brothers also became Jesuits. He entered the ...

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Barrow [alias Waring, Harcourt], William (c. 1609–1679), Jesuit, was born in Weeton-cum-Prees, Lancashire, the younger son of John Barrow, a yeoman and recusant, and Margaret (probably née Waring), also a recusant. In 1628 he entered the English College at St Omer where he was educated until he entered the ...

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William Barrow (c. 1609–1679) by Martin Bouché, pubd 1683 © National Portrait Gallery, London