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Bishop, Edmund (1846–1917), liturgical scholar and ecclesiastical historian, was born at Bridgetown, in Berry Pomeroy, near Totnes, Devon, on 17 May 1846, the youngest child of Michael Bishop (1802–1851), an innkeeper, and his wife, Susanna Quick (1804–1863). He had his early schooling in the grammar school at ...

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A. F. Pollard

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Blew, William John (1808–1894), liturgical scholar and hymn writer, the only son of William Blew of St James's, Westminster, was born in that parish on 13 April 1808, and educated with John Henry Newman at St Nicholas's School, Ealing, and at Oxford, where he matriculated from ...

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S. L. Ollard

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Brightman, Frank Edward (1856–1932), liturgical scholar, was born at Bristol on 18 June 1856, the second of the three sons of Charles Brightman, a master shoemaker of Bristol, and his wife, Emma, daughter of Isaac Brown. Educated at Bristol grammar school, he won a scholarship to ...

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G. S. Woods

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Burbidge, Edward (1839–1903), liturgical scholar, born on 9 August 1839 at Laura Place, Upper Clapton, London, was the younger son in the family of two sons and two daughters of William Smith Burbidge, distiller, of London, and his wife, Sarah Jane Peacock. Privately educated owing to delicate health, he was on 26 May 1858 admitted to ...

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Clay, William Keatinge (1797–1867), liturgical scholar and antiquary, was born at Cambridge on 15 May 1797, the second of the four children of George Clay (1760–1806) and his wife, Mary (1769–1822), daughter of Edward Kempton. In 1813, when he was baptized, his father was described as a glover. He was educated at ...

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Comber, Thomas (1645–1699), dean of Durham and liturgist, was born on 19 March 1645 at Westerham, Kent, and baptized at the parish church on 23 March, the fourth of the five children of James Comber (bap. 1615, d. 1671), a member of the ...

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F. R. Southwell and F. R. Barry

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Dearmer, Percy (1867–1936), liturgist and historian of Christian worship, was born in London on 27 February 1867, the younger son of Thomas Dearmer (c.1817–1877), artist and drawing master, who died when Percy was ten years old, and his wife, Caroline Miriam Turner (...

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Dimock, Nathaniel (1825–1909), liturgical scholar and theologian, was born on 8 July 1825 at Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, son of John Dimock of Bridge-end, Stonehouse, and his wife, Emma Rook, daughter of Dr James Parkinson of Hoxton. He was educated at two private schools before matriculating at ...

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Dix, George Eglinton Alston [name in religion Gregory Dix] (1901–1952), Benedictine monk and liturgical scholar, was born at Woolwich on 4 October 1901, the elder son of George Henry Dix (1872–1932), a schoolmaster of partly French descent who afterwards took orders and became the first principal of the ...