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Aubrey, Melbourn Evans (1885–1957), Baptist minister and ecumenist, was born in the Rhondda on 21 April 1885, the eldest child of Edwin Aubrey and his wife, Elizabeth Jane Evans. His father was then pastor of Zion Baptist Church, Pentre, and subsequently ministered in ...

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Birkbeck, William John (1859–1916), ecumenist, was born at High House, Thorpe, Norfolk, on 13 February 1859, the son of William Birkbeck (1832–1897), banker, and his first wife, Elizabeth Margaret (1842–1859), née Cator, daughter of Albemarle Cator and Elizabeth Blakeney. His mother died less than a month after his birth; his father's subsequent marriage, in 1862, to ...

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Clark, Alan Charles (1919–2002), Roman Catholic bishop of East Anglia and ecumenist, was born on 9 August 1919, at South View, Southlands Road, Bromley, Kent, the younger son of William Thomas Durham Clark and his wife, Ellen Mary, née Compton. His brother Paul...

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Dominis, Marco Antonio de (1560–1624), archbishop of Spalato and ecumenist, was born on the island of Rab off the eastern Adriatic coast. He was from a prominent family that may have been South Slavic in origin but which had used an Italian name since the fourteenth century. He received his early education at a Jesuit school in ...

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Durie [Dury], John (1596–1680), preacher and ecumenist, was born in Edinburgh, the fourth child of Robert Durie (1555–1616), Church of Scotland minister, and his wife, Elizabeth (née Ramsey). Following his father's banishment from Scotland in 1606 he moved with his family to the ...

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Forrester [née McColl], Isobel Margaret Stewart (1895–1976), ecumenist, was born on 30 June 1895 at Glenlyon Free Church manse, Perthshire, the first of the two children of John McColl (1849–1921) and his wife, Jane Mary (Jeannie) Baillie. Her father was a minister of the ...

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Goodall, Norman (1896–1985), ecumenist, was born in Birmingham on 30 August 1896, the twelfth of the thirteen children, five of whom died before he was born, of Thomas Goodall and his wife, Amelia Ingram. The family lived in cramped conditions over their father's sweet shop in ...

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Howard, Dame (Rosemary) Christian (1916–1999), churchwoman and ecumenist, was born on 5 September 1916 at 32 Chester Square, Belgravia, London, the elder daughter and eldest of the five children of Geoffrey William Algernon Howard (1877–1935), politician and landowner, and his wife, the Hon. (Ethel) Christian, ...

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Lisle, Ambrose Lisle March Phillipps de (1809–1878), Roman Catholic layman and ecumenist, eldest son of Charles March Phillipps (1779–1862), of Garendon Park, Leicestershire, was born at Garendon, the home of his grandparents, on 17 March 1809. His mother, Harriet (1790–1813), youngest daughter of ...

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Lunn, Sir Henry Simpson (1859–1939), worker for ecclesiastical reunion and travel agent, was born on 30 July 1859 at Bridge Street, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, the eldest son of Henry Lunn, greengrocer and lay preacher, and Susanna, daughter of Simpson Green, of Horncastle. His parents were both Wesleyan Methodists. He was educated at ...