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Basingstoke, John of [John Basing] (d. 1252), scholar and ecclesiastic, takes his name from the town of Basingstoke in Hampshire. Two contemporary sources speak of him: the chronicler Matthew Paris, and Robert Grosseteste, bishop of Lincoln (d. 1253). Basingstoke was closely associated with ...

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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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Easton, Adam (c. 1330–1397), Benedictine monk, scholar, and ecclesiastic, was presumably a native of the village of Easton 6 miles north-west of Norwich. He became a monk of Norwich Cathedral priory, and there are some grounds for believing that the young novice found his religious community there 'a centre of lively theological controversy' (...

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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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Lupset, Thomas (c. 1495–1530), ecclesiastic and scholar, was the son of Thomas Lupset, member of the Company of Goldsmiths and moneylender, and his wife, Alice, and was born probably in St Mildred's parish, London. Before 1508 he entered John Colet's household. On 24 October 1508 he received from the king the chapel of ...

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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....