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W. G. D. Fletcher

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Abraham, Charles John (1814–1903), bishop of Wellington, New Zealand, born on 17 June 1814 at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, was the second son of Captain Thomas Abraham of the 16th regiment, who was on the staff there, and Louisa Susannah, daughter of ...

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Charles John Abraham (1814–1903) by Francis Holl (after George Richmond) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Alexander, Michael Solomon (1799–1845), first bishop of the United Church of England and Ireland and of the Protestant Church of Germany in Jerusalem, was born on 1 May 1799 in the town of Schönlanke in the grand duchy of Posen in Prussian Poland...

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Armstrong, John (1813–1856), bishop of Grahamstown, was born on 22 August 1813 at Bishopwearmouth, the second child and eldest son of Dr John Armstrong (1784–1829), physician, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1837), daughter of Charles Spearman of Thornley in co. Durham. He was educated at a preparatory school in ...

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John Armstrong (1813–1856) by unknown engraver, pubd 1857 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Azariah, Vedanayagam Samuel (1874–1945), bishop of Dornakal, was born on 17 August 1874 in the church rectory of Vellalanvilai, a village located in the Madras presidency of south India. He was the younger of the two children of the Revd Thomas Vedanayagam (1821–1889)...

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Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah (1874–1945) by Wiele & Klein © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Baker, John Austin (1928–2014), theologian and bishop of Salisbury, was born on 11 January 1928 at The Dingle, Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham, the only child of George Austin Baker (1882–1956), variously solicitor, business executive, freemason, linguist, and bankrupt, and his wife ...

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Ronald Bayne

revised by Robert Brown

Barclay, Joseph (1831–1881), bishop of Jerusalem, was born on 12 August 1831 near Strabane in co. Tyrone, Ireland, the son of John Barclay (d. 1845), gentleman, and his wife, Rebecca Brandon (d. 1874). His parents were of Scottish extraction, and he had two sisters. He was educated at a school in ...

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Frederic Barker (1808–1882) by John Hubert Newman, 1870s? by permission of the National Library of Australia PIC/5476