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Butler, Edward Joseph Aloysius [name in religion Cuthbert] (1858–1934), abbot of Downside and scholar, was born in Dublin on 6 May 1858, the only child of Edward Butler (d. 1902), barrister, and his wife, Mary Cruise (d. 1897). His father had been professor of mathematics in ...

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John Dobrée Dalgairns (1818–1876) by unknown photographer London Oratory; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dalgairns, John Dobrée [name in religion Bernard] (1818–1876), Roman Catholic priest and scholar, was born on Guernsey on 21 October 1818, the eldest of the six children (three boys and three girls) of William Dalgairns (b. c.1790), an officer in the ...

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Dillon [de León], Thomas (1613–1690), Jesuit and scholar, was born in Ireland and was educated in Spain, where he entered the Society of Jesus at Seville in 1627. He was a teacher of the humanities at the Jesuit college of Cadiz, and later taught philosophy at ...

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Hyde, David de la (fl. 1549–1561), scholar and recusant, is of unknown parentage. Anthony Wood believed him to be of Irish birth. Sir Walter and his son Sir James de la Hyde of Moyclare, King's county, were proscribed for supporting the rebellion of ...

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Knox, Thomas Francis [name in religion Francis] (1822–1882), Roman Catholic priest and scholar, was born in Brussels, Belgium, on 24 December 1822. He was the eldest son of the Hon. John Henry Knox (1788–1872), the third son of the second Viscount Northland, first earl of Ranfurly...

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Alfred Hyman Louis (1829–1915) by Histed © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Louis, Alfred Hyman (1829–1915), scholar and visionary vagrant, was born in 1829 in Birmingham, the eldest son of Hyman Tobias (or Tobar) Louis, a well-to-do merchant, and his wife, Maria. At fifteen he entered King Edward's School, Birmingham, where he began long friendships with ...

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Martindale, Cyril Charlie (1879–1963), Jesuit and scholar, was born on 25 May 1879 in Kensington, London, the only child of Sir Arthur Henry Temple Martindale (1854–1942) and his first wife, Isabel Marion (d. 1879), daughter of Captain C. F. Mackenzie. Although the family originated in ...

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Laurentia Margaret McLachlan (1866–1953) by unknown photographer, 1923 Stanbrook Abbey Trustees

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McLachlan, Laurentia Margaret (1866–1953), abbess of Stanbrook and scholar, was born on 11 January 1866 at Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, and baptized Margaret at St Margaret's Church, Airdrie, the youngest of the seven children of Henry McLachlan (1828–1890), accountant, and his wife, Mary McAleese (1828–1900)...

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O'Conor, Charles (1764–1828), Roman Catholic priest and scholar, was born on 15 March 1764 at Belanagare, co. Roscommon, the second of the six sons of Denis O'Conor (1732–1804), landowner, and his wife, Catherine Browne, daughter of Martin Browne of Cloonfad, co. Roscommon. His grandfather ...

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Perry, Philip Mark (1720–1774), Roman Catholic priest and scholar, was born on 5 March 1720 at Bilston, Staffordshire, the son of Peter Perry and his wife, Joan Westwood. The family had resided in the area for many years and the name Perry occurs in the recusant lists of 1641 and 1705. In 1740 he went to the ...

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Shepreve [Sheprey], William (c. 1540–1598), Roman Catholic priest and scholar, nephew of John Shepreve, was born near Abingdon, Berkshire, about 1540. On 16 February 1555 he was elected to a scholarship at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 'aged fourteen or thereabouts' (Wood, Ath. Oxon....

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White, Stephen (b. c. 1574, d. in or after 1646), scholar and theologian, was born in Clonmel, Ireland. Although the details of his parentage are unknown it appears that he belonged to the mercantile élite which also produced the Jesuit Thomas White, rector of the ...

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