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Abingdon, Henry (d. 1437), ecclesiastic and college head, probably came from Abingdon in Berkshire. He was first elected a fellow of Merton in 1390 and spent most of his later career either there or fulfilling his residential duties as a canon of Wells...

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Baggs, Charles Michael (1806–1845), college head and vicar apostolic of the western district, was born at Belville, in co. Meath, Ireland, on 21 May 1806. He was the eldest son of a protestant barrister of Dublin, Charles Baggs, afterwards judge of the court of vice-admiralty in ...

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Baily, Thomas (c. 1527–1591), Roman Catholic priest and college head, was born in Yorkshire. On 3 June 1543, in his sixteenth year, he entered Clare College, Cambridge, as a scholar. He graduated BA in 1546. Wardale's Clare College says that the master and fellows of ...

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Barclay, Robert (1611/12–1682), Roman Catholic priest and college head, was born probably in Kincardineshire, the youngest of the four sons of David Barclay (1580–1660) of Mathers and Elizabeth Livingston, daughter of Sir John Livingston of Dunnipace. He graduated MA from Aberdeen University in 1633. After conversion to Roman Catholicism, ...

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Barton [Berton], William (d. after 1382), theologian and university principal, originated in the diocese of Canterbury, and must have read the arts course at Oxford in the early 1350s. First recorded in 1356 as a fellow of Merton College, he vacated his fellowship in 1361, although he acted as a feoffee for the college as late as 1380. He was bachelor of theology by 1376 and doctor by 1380. He was admitted rector of ...

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Bloxham, John [Geffrei] (c. 1340–1387), theologian and college head, evidently came from Bloxham, Oxfordshire. He was elected fellow of Merton in 1361, and spent his whole life thereafter at the college, as bursar in 1365–7, and as warden from 16 October 1375 until his death. He studied theology as a fellow, and having completed all the requirements for the doctorate by October 1375 qualified as an inceptor in theology; but, presumably omitting to perform his necessary lectures as a regent master, he did not graduate as a doctor. He benefited from the ecclesiastical patronage of his college, becoming vicar of ...

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Bridgewater, John (b. c. 1532, d. in or after 1596), college head and Roman Catholic exile, is of uncertain origins. Dodd mentioned that he may have claimed to be a Welshman or may have been born in Yorkshire. The Dictionary of National Biography...

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Cawston [Causton], Michael (d. 1396), theologian and university principal, came from Norwich diocese (the village of Cawston is north-east of Norwich). His date of birth is unknown, but by 1354 he was a master of arts and in 1361 took his doctorate in theology at ...

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Chambers, David (d. 1641), Roman Catholic priest and college head, was the son of Patrick Chambers of Fintray. After studying at Aberdeen University he converted to Roman Catholicism and was ordained priest in Rome on 21 August 1612. From 1610 until 1623 Chambers...

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Delany, William (1835–1924), Jesuit priest and educationist, was born at Leighlin Bridge, co. Carlow, on 4 June 1835, the son of John Delany, baker, and his wife, Mary, née Brennan. He was the second of ten children, five of whom survived to maturity—two boys and three girls. His formal education was at the local primary school and, from 1845 to 1851, at ...

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Étampes, Theobald d' (c. 1060–c. 1125), teacher and theologian, took his name from Étampes in the Île-de-France, where he was born. He spent his youth at Caen, in the abbey of St Étienne, where he would have known Lanfranc (d. 1089)...

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Eyre, Thomas (1748–1810), Roman Catholic priest and college head, was born at Glossop, Derbyshire, the fourth son of Nathaniel Eyre, steward to the duke of Norfolk at Worksop, Nottinghamshire, and his wife, Jane Bromhead. Like his brothers, he went to the preparatory school at ...

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Gillow, John (1753–1828), Roman Catholic priest and college head, was born on 25 March 1753, son of Robert Gillow (1702/3–1772) [see under Gillow family], a furniture manufacturer, of Westby, Lancashire, and his wife, Agnes Fell. His parents were both from Lancaster...

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John Gillow (1753–1828) by Charles Turner, pubd 1814 (after James Ramsay) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gradwell, Robert (1777–1833), college head and Roman Catholic bishop, third (and twin) son of John Gradwell of Clifton-cum-Salwick in the Fylde, Lancashire, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of John Gregson of Balderston, was born at Clifton-cum-Salwick on 26 January 1777 and baptized in the Catholic chapel there on the same day. He was sent to the ...

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Lucas, Anthony (1633–1693), university professor and experimental philosopher, was born on 18 October 1633 in co. Durham. From about 1650 he studied at the Jesuit school at St Omer in Flanders, and he entered the Society of Jesus in May 1662. The next year he joined the ...

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McNamara, Thomas (1808–1892), Roman Catholic priest and college head, was born near Slane, co. Meath. After education at Navan seminary, Meath, he entered St Patrick's College, Maynooth, co. Kildare, in 1825. There he was ordained in 1833. In 1834 he and some associates established ...

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Menzies, John (1624–1684), Church of Scotland minister and university professor, was born in Aberdeen. He was said to have been brought up a Roman Catholic, but must have converted to protestantism at an early age; his parents are unknown. He was admitted to ...

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Rainolds [Reynolds], John (1549–1607), theologian and college head, was born on 29 September 1549 in Pinhoe, Devon, the fifth of six sons of Richard Rainolds, a prosperous farmer. His uncle Thomas Rainolds (d. 1559) held numerous church positions as well as serving as warden of ...

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John Rainolds (1549–1607) by unknown artist by permission of the President and Scholars, Corpus Christi College, Oxford