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W. P. Courtney

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Bacon, John (1738–1816), ecclesiastical administrator, spent nearly the whole of his working life in the first fruits department of the office of Queen Anne's Bounty, where he rose from being junior clerk to become the receiver in 1782. He combined these offices with the duties of treasurer to the ...

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Bannatyne, Richard (d. 1605), secretary to John Knox, may have originated in western Scotland, for his brother James was a merchant in Ayr around the time of Richard's death. There is no evidence to support suggestions that he belonged to the same family as his contemporary ...

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Baynes, Alfred Henry (1838–1914), missionary society administrator, was born on 11 April 1838 at Wellington, Somerset, ninth son of Joseph Baynes, Baptist minister at Wellington, and Anna Day Ash, of Broadmead Baptist Chapel, Bristol. He was the younger brother of Thomas Spencer Baynes (1823–1887)...

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Beccles, Alan of (d. 1240), ecclesiastical administrator, doubtless took his name from Beccles in Suffolk—he was closely associated with East Anglia throughout his career. Styled (magister) by 1201 (of which university is unknown), he appears to have attracted the attention of the papal legate ...

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Bliss [née Moore], Kathleen Mary Amelia (1908–1989), religious administrator and university teacher, was born on 5 July 1908 in Fulham, London, the elder child and only daughter of Thomas Henry Moore, local government officer, and his wife, Ethel Steward. She was educated at ...

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Kathleen Mary Amelia Bliss (1908–1989) by unknown photographer © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Chalk, Sir James Jell (1803–1878), ecclesiastical civil servant, second son of James Chalk of Queenborough, Kent, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Edward Shove of the same place, was born in Queenborough and educated at Wye College, Kent. After passing several years of his early life in various occupations, including that of a strolling actor, on 4 October 1836 he joined the staff of the newly established ...

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Cuming, Patrick, of Relugas (bap. 1695, d. 1776), Church of Scotland minister and ecclesiastical agent, was baptized at Inverness on 18 November 1695. He was the elder son of Robert, laird of Relugas (Moray), and Magdallan (d. 1727), daughter of Finlay Fraser...

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Dereham, Elias of (d. 1245), ecclesiastical administrator, was a native of West Dereham, Norfolk. His earliest patron was Hubert Walter (d. 1205), later archbishop of Canterbury, a fellow native of West Dereham and founder there of a Premonstratensian abbey whose charters are witnessed by ...