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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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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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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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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 ...