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Bishop, Edmund (1846–1917), liturgical scholar and ecclesiastical historian, was born at Bridgetown, in Berry Pomeroy, near Totnes, Devon, on 17 May 1846, the youngest child of Michael Bishop (1802–1851), an innkeeper, and his wife, Susanna Quick (1804–1863). He had his early schooling in the grammar school at ...

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A. F. Pollard

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Blew, William John (1808–1894), liturgical scholar and hymn writer, the only son of William Blew of St James's, Westminster, was born in that parish on 13 April 1808, and educated with John Henry Newman at St Nicholas's School, Ealing, and at Oxford, where he matriculated from ...

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S. L. Ollard

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Brightman, Frank Edward (1856–1932), liturgical scholar, was born at Bristol on 18 June 1856, the second of the three sons of Charles Brightman, a master shoemaker of Bristol, and his wife, Emma, daughter of Isaac Brown. Educated at Bristol grammar school, he won a scholarship to ...

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G. S. Woods

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Burbidge, Edward (1839–1903), liturgical scholar, born on 9 August 1839 at Laura Place, Upper Clapton, London, was the younger son in the family of two sons and two daughters of William Smith Burbidge, distiller, of London, and his wife, Sarah Jane Peacock. Privately educated owing to delicate health, he was on 26 May 1858 admitted to ...

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Clay, William Keatinge (1797–1867), liturgical scholar and antiquary, was born at Cambridge on 15 May 1797, the second of the four children of George Clay (1760–1806) and his wife, Mary (1769–1822), daughter of Edward Kempton. In 1813, when he was baptized, his father was described as a glover. He was educated at ...

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Comber, Thomas (1645–1699), dean of Durham and liturgist, was born on 19 March 1645 at Westerham, Kent, and baptized at the parish church on 23 March, the fourth of the five children of James Comber (bap. 1615, d. 1671), a member of the ...

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F. R. Southwell and F. R. Barry

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Dearmer, Percy (1867–1936), liturgist and historian of Christian worship, was born in London on 27 February 1867, the younger son of Thomas Dearmer (c.1817–1877), artist and drawing master, who died when Percy was ten years old, and his wife, Caroline Miriam Turner (...

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Dimock, Nathaniel (1825–1909), liturgical scholar and theologian, was born on 8 July 1825 at Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, son of John Dimock of Bridge-end, Stonehouse, and his wife, Emma Rook, daughter of Dr James Parkinson of Hoxton. He was educated at two private schools before matriculating at ...

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Dix, George Eglinton Alston [name in religion Gregory Dix] (1901–1952), Benedictine monk and liturgical scholar, was born at Woolwich on 4 October 1901, the elder son of George Henry Dix (1872–1932), a schoolmaster of partly French descent who afterwards took orders and became the first principal of the ...

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Forbes, George Hay (1821–1875), Scottish Episcopal clergyman and liturgical scholar, was born on 4 August 1821 in York Place, Edinburgh, the ninth child in a family of four sons and six daughters of John Hay Forbes, later Lord Medwyn (1776–1854), judge of the ...

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Frere, Walter Howard (1863–1938), bishop of Truro and liturgical scholar, was born on 23 November 1863 at 56 Regent Street, Cambridge, the third (and younger surviving) son (two daughters followed) of Philip Howard Frere (1813–1868), fellow of Downing College, and his wife, Emily Gipps (...

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W. A. Greenhill

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Hull, William Winstanley (1794–1873), liturgical writer and hymnologist, born at Blackburn, Lancashire, on 15 March 1794, was the son of John Hull MD (1764–1843). After attending Manchester and Macclesfield grammar schools, he was for a time a pupil of John Dawson of Sedbergh...

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Jasper, Ronald Claud Dudley (1917–1990), liturgical scholar and historian, was born on 17 August 1917 at 4 York Terrace, Ford, Devonport, Devon, the only child of Claud Albert Jasper (1882–1974), a shipwright, and his wife, Florence Lily, née Curtis (1885–1957). Educated first at ...

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S. L. Ollard

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Legg, John Wickham (1843–1921), physician and liturgical scholar, was born at Alverstoke, Hampshire, on 28 December 1843, the third son of George Legg, a printer and bookseller, of Alverstoke, and his wife, Ellen Austin. Samuel Wilberforce was vicar of Alverstoke from 1840 until his appointment as bishop of ...

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Leishman, Thomas (1825–1904), Church of Scotland minister and liturgical scholar, born at his father's manse on 7 May 1825, was the eldest son, in a family of thirteen children, of Matthew Leishman DD (1794–1874), minister of Govan, who was leader of the middle party...

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Maidstone [Maydestone], Clement (c. 1389–1456), Bridgettine monk and liturgical writer, was the son of Thomas Maidstone, esquire, of Isleworth, Middlesex, and his wife, Elizabeth. His father was a former yeoman-purveyor of Edward III's household, who sat as an MP for Middlesex on several occasions during the 1390s. ...

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Maskell, William (1814–1890), Roman Catholic convert and liturgical scholar, the only son of William Maskell (1777–1841), solicitor, and Mary Miles (1772–1854), was born on 17 May 1814 at Shepton Mallet, Somerset. In 1823 the family moved to fashionable Bath. Maskell matriculated on 9 June 1832 at ...

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Patrick, Millar (1868–1951), hymnologist and liturgist, was born on 28 June 1868 at Ladybank, Fife, son of James Patrick, a railway locomotive fireman, and his wife, Jessie Millar. They belonged to the United Presbyterian church, a Victorian union of Secession traditions within Scottish Presbyterianism. From ...