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Sumner, John Birdlocked

  • Nigel Scotland


Sumner, John Bird (1780–1862), archbishop of Canterbury, the eldest son of the Revd Robert Sumner (1748–1802) and Hannah Bird (1756/7–1846), and brother of Charles Richard Sumner (1790–1874), bishop of Winchester, was born at Kenilworth on 25 February 1780. Here he received his early education, and then continued his studies at ...

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