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Clay, John (1796–1858), prison chaplain, was born in Liverpool on 10 May 1796, the fifth son of Thomas Clay (d. 1821), ship- and anchorsmith, and his wife, Mary Lowe. He was a sickly child and was seen by the family as having learning difficulties. He was sent to ...

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Dibdin, Sir Lewis Tonna (1852–1938), ecclesiastical lawyer and administrator, was born in Bloomsbury, London, on 19 July 1852, the third son of the Revd Robert William Dibdin and his wife, Caroline, only child of William Thompson, barrister, of the Temple. He was grandson of ...

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Lyndwood, William (c. 1375–1446), administrator, ecclesiastical lawyer, and bishop of St David's, was born in Linwood, near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. One of the seven children of John Lyndwood (d. 1419), a successful woolman, and his wife, Alice, William Lyndwood is depicted as a child, but dressed precociously in the robes of a doctor of laws, on his father's monumental brass in ...

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Raleigh [Ralegh], William of (d. 1250), justice, administrator, and bishop of Winchester, came of a prominent Devon family which had several branches and whose members are sometimes difficult to distinguish from one another. In 1212 King John presented him to the church of ...

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Wilbraham, Sir Philip Wilbraham Baker, sixth baronet (1875–1957), ecclesiastical lawyer and administrator, was born at Rode Hall, Scholar Green, Cheshire, on 17 September 1875, the younger and only surviving son of Sir George Barrington Baker, fifth baronet (1845–1912), who took the additional surname of ...