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Baggs, Charles Michael (1806–1845), college head and vicar apostolic of the western district, was born at Belville, in co. Meath, Ireland, on 21 May 1806. He was the eldest son of a protestant barrister of Dublin, Charles Baggs, afterwards judge of the court of vice-admiralty in ...

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Peter Baines [Augustine] (1786–1843) by L. Thenweneti © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Baines, Peter [name in religion Augustine] (1786–1843), vicar apostolic of the western district, was born on 25 June 1786 at Pear Tree Farm, Kirkby, near Liverpool, the elder son of James Baines, 'farmer and yeoman' (will, proved 1809, TNA: PRO...

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Berington, Charles (1748–1798), vicar apostolic of the midland district, was born at Stock Hall, near Chelmsford, Essex, the third of the four children of Thomas Berington, gentleman, of Moat Hall, Pontesbury, Shropshire, and his wife, Anne, daughter of a Mr Bates of Stock Hall...

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Bramston, James Yorke (1763–1836), vicar apostolic of the London district, was born on 18 March 1763 at Oundle in Northamptonshire, the elder son of John Bramston, a solicitor, and his wife, Elizabeth Yorke, daughter of the Revd Edward Yorke, vicar of Oundle. He was educated at ...

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Briggs, John (1788–1861), vicar apostolic of the Yorkshire district and Roman Catholic bishop of Beverley, was born in Manchester on 20 May 1788. He was educated first at Sedgley Park, near Wolverhampton, and then, in 1804, began his theological studies at St Cuthbert's College, Ushaw...

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Brown, George Hilary (1786–1856), vicar apostolic of the Lancashire district and Roman Catholic bishop of Liverpool, born on 13 January 1786 in Clifton, near Lytham, Lancashire, was the son of William Brown and his wife, Helen (née Gradwell). In 1799 he entered the seminary at ...

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Cameron, Alexander (1747–1828), vicar apostolic of the lowland district, was born at Auchindryne, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, on 28 July 1747, the son of James Cameron and Marjory Mackintosh. He first studied at the Lowland seminary at Scalan, in Glenlivet, then entered the Scots College, Rome...

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Carruthers, Andrew (1770–1852), Roman Catholic bishop and vicar apostolic of the eastern district of Scotland, was born on 7 February 1770 at Drumillan near New Abbey in the stewartry of Kirkcudbright, and was baptized the following day. He was the son of Andrew Carruthers...

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Andrew Carruthers (1770–1852) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London