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Cleaver, Euseby Digby [Eusebh D. Mac Cliabhair] (1826–1894), Church of England clergyman and promoter of the Irish language, was born on 8 March 1826 at Delgany, co. Wicklow, the eldest son of William Cleaver, rector of the parish, and his wife, Mary, daughter of ...

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Davies, John (c. 1570–1644), Church of England clergyman and Welsh scholar, was born at Llanferres, Denbighshire, the son of Dafydd ab Ieuan ap Rhys, said to have been a weaver, and his wife, Elizabeth ferch Lewis ap Dafydd Lloyd. It was within a few miles of his birthplace that he came in contact with two men who set the course for his life and achievements. The first, the ...

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Jones, Robert (1810–1879), writer on Welsh literature and Church of England clergyman, was born on 6 January 1810 at Llanfyllin in Montgomeryshire, the eldest son of Robert Jones, a bailiff. He was educated at Oswestry grammar school and at Jesus College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 12 December 1833 and graduated BA in 1837. Ordained deacon by the bishop of ...

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Macdonald, Alexander (1755–1837), Roman Catholic priest and Scottish Gaelic scholar, was born in the west highlands of Scotland. Aged eleven he was received into the Roman Catholic seminary of Bourblach, in North Morar, by Bishop Hugh Macdonald. Alexander Macdonald was later sent to the ...

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MacEachainn, Eoghan [Evan Maceachen] (1769–1849), Roman Catholic priest and Gaelic scholar, was born at Arisaig, Inverness-shire, and educated in a school at Ruthven, near Huntly, Aberdeenshire. He was sent in 1788 to the Scots College at Valladolid, where he was ordained priest in 1798. On his return to the mission he was stationed at ...

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MacGregor, Alexander (1806–1881), Church of Scotland minister and writer of Scottish Gaelic prose, was born on 26 May 1806 at the Mission House, Dalfuil, Glengairn, near Ballater, the eldest of the four children of the Revd Robert MacGregor (1767–1846) and his wife, Janet Menzies...

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Macintosh, Donald (1743–1808), Scottish Episcopal clergyman and Gaelic scholar, was born at Orchilmore, near Killiecrankie, Perthshire, the son of a tenant farmer. After attending the parish school he went to Edinburgh, where he worked from 1774 as a penny postman. He subsequently became a copying clerk and tutor to the family of ...

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Mackay, Mackintosh (1793–1873), Free Church of Scotland minister and Gaelic scholar, was born at Eddrachillis, Sutherland, on 18 November 1793, the son of Alexander Mackay, tacksman of Duartbeg and a captain in the Reay fencibles, and his wife, Helen, eldest daughter of Alexander Falconer...

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Maclauchlan, Thomas (1816–1886), Free Church of Scotland minister and Gaelic scholar, was born on 29 January 1816 at Moy, Inverness-shire. He was the fourth child of James Maclauchlan, minister of Moy, and his second wife, Catherine Fraser. He was educated initially at home and then at the ...

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Maclean [formerly Macleane], Arthur John (1858–1943), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Moray, Ross, and Caithness, and Syriac scholar, was born on 6 July 1858 at 15 Springfield Place, Bath, the last of ten children of A. J. Macleane (1811/12–1858), clergyman and Latin scholar, and his wife, ...

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MacLeod, John (1756/7–1841), Church of Scotland minister and Gaelic scholar, was born on the Isle of Skye and educated at the University of Aberdeen where he graduated in 1776. He was licensed by the presbytery of Aberdeen on 16 April 1778. After assisting ...

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Macleod, Norman (1783–1862), Church of Scotland minister and Gaelic scholar, was born in December 1783, the son of Norman Macleod, who was ordained in 1774 minister of Morven, Argyll, and his wife, Jean, granddaughter of William Morrison, minister of Tiree in the Hebrides...

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Morgan, John [known as John Morgan Matchin] (1688–1733/4), Church of England clergyman and Welsh scholar, was born on 7 February 1688 at Llangelynnin, Merioneth, north Wales, younger son of Edward Morgan (fl. 1651–1700), curate of Llangelynnin, and his wife, Margreta (...

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Tomás Seamus Ó Fiaich (1923–1990) by unknown photographer by courtesy of the Armagh Archdiocesan Archive

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Ó Fiaich, Tomás Seamus (1923–1990), scholar and cardinal, was born on 3 November 1923 at Annamore, Cullyhanna, parish of Lower Creggan, co. Armagh, the second of two sons of Patrick Fee (1882–1964), schoolteacher, and his wife, Annie (1891–1932), also a schoolteacher, daughter of ...

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Raymond, Anthony (1675–1726), Church of Ireland clergyman and Irish language scholar, was born at Ballyloughrane, near Listowel, co. Kerry, the second son of Anthony Raymond and his wife, Ann (née Taylor). The father was the second of the family to hold land in ...

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Smith, John (1747–1807), Church of Scotland minister and Gaelic scholar, was born in July 1747 at Croft-Brackley in the parish of Glenorchy, Argyll, the son of John Smith (also known as John M'Lulich), who was probably a farmer, and Mary Campbell. He was educated at the ...