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Clappertoun, George (d. 1574), Roman Catholic priest and royal official, first appears in the records as a witness in 1531 at Stirling (Thomson, 3.1029), and was appointed to the parish of Duchale in Moray in 1532. Prior to that point, there is no trace. His parents and family are unknown, and he does not appear in any of the Scottish university records. In fact, he appears only as ...

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Edgeworth [later Edgeworth de Firmont], Henry Essex (1745–1807), Roman Catholic priest and confessor to Louis XVI, was the second son, in a family of eight children (four of whom died in infancy), of the Revd Robert Edgeworth, rector of Edgeworthstown, co. Longford...

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Henry Essex Edgeworth (1745–1807) by Anthony Cardon, pubd 1800 (after Augustin de Saint-Aubin) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Innes, Lewis (1651–1738), Roman Catholic priest and courtier, was born at Walkerdales in the Enzie of Banff, the eldest son of James Innes of Drumgask (c.1617–1686), a Catholic laird from Aberdeenshire, and his wife, Jane Robertson (c.1619–1704), daughter of an ...

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Upton, Nicholas (c. 1400–1457), cleric, lawyer, and writer on warfare and heraldry, was probably the second son of John and Elizabeth Upton who came from Portlinch, near Newton, Devon. Claims that he was born in Somerset are dubious. Enrolled as a scholar of ...

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Urswick, Christopher (1448?–1522), courtier, diplomat, and ecclesiastic, was the son of John Urswick and his wife, lay brother and sister of the Cistercian abbey of Furness in Lancashire. On 14 January 1486 he put his age at thirty-six; his memorial brass gives it as seventy-three at death. Educated at ...