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Armstrong, Nicholas (1801/2–1879), Church of Ireland clergyman and apostle of the Catholic Apostolic church, was born in Moyaliffe, co. Tipperary, in late 1801, or early 1802, the son of John Armstrong and Frances Doolan. He was educated at Mr Carrol's school and at ...

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Bligh, Edward Vesey (1829–1908), Church of England clergyman, was born on 28 February 1829 at 37 Grosvenor Place, London. He was the second son of Edward Bligh, fifth earl of Darnley (1795–1835), and his wife, Emma (1804–1884), daughter of Henry Parnell, first Baron Congleton...

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Bulteel, Henry Bellenden (1800–1866), religious controversialist and seceder from the Church of England, was born on 14 September 1800 at Bellevue, Turnchapel, Plymstock, the fourth of the ten children of Thomas Hillersdon Bulteel (1766–1815) of Bellevue, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Christopher Harris...

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Cardale, John Bate (1802–1877), first apostle of the Catholic Apostolic church, was born at 28 Lamb's Conduit Street, Holborn, London, on 7 November 1802, the eldest of five children. His father, William Cardale, a solicitor and Worcestershire landowner, was born on 17 July 1777 and died at ...

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Carlyle, Thomas (1803–1855), apostle of the Catholic Apostolic church and German scholar, was born on 17 July 1803 at King's Grange, near Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, of an old Dumfriesshire family. His father, William Carlyle (1759–1824), a lawyer, married in 1802 Margaret Heriot, widow of ...

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Connelly, Pierce (1804–1883), apostate Episcopal priest and anti-Catholic pamphleteer, was born on 9 August 1804 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the eldest of four sons of Henry Connelly, a cabinet-maker, and his second wife, Elizabeth Pierce. He married Cornelia Peacock [see Connelly, Cornelia (1809-1879)...

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Henry Drummond (1786–1860) by William Holl (after George Richmond, 1856) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Drummond, Henry (1786–1860), politician and apostle of the Catholic Apostolic church, eldest son of Henry Drummond (1762–1794), banker, of The Grange, near Alresford, Hampshire, and his wife, Anne (d. 1852), daughter of Henry Dundas, first Viscount Melville, was born at Alresford on 5 December 1786. His father died in 1794, and when his mother remarried and went to ...

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Heath, Christopher (1802–1876), minister of the Catholic Apostolic church, was born in London on 26 March 1802, the son of John and Mary (née Potter) Heath. His grandfather, Benjamin Heath, was a velvet manufacturer at Birmingham. His father was a surgeon in the navy, who, after being present in ...

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Edward Irving (1792–1834) by unknown artist, c. 1823 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Irving, Edward (1792–1834), preacher and theologian, was born on 4 August 1792 in a plain, two-storied house in Butts Street, Annan, Dumfriesshire, one of nine children of Gavin Irving (1758–1832), tanner, and his wife, Mary Lowther (1764–1840), daughter of a small landowner. His father was the proprietor of a tanning yard and served as a bailie and long-term member of the ...

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Ryerson, George (1791–1882), preacher and minister of the Catholic Apostolic church, was born at Maugerville, near Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, on 7 March 1791. He was the son of Joseph Ryerson (1761–1854), farmer and soldier, and his wife, Mehetabel, née Stickney (1766–1850). He was the eldest brother of ...

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Wall [née Baring], Harriet (1768–1838), religious controversialist, was born in the parish of St Gabriel Fenchurch, London, on 13 September 1768, the eldest daughter of Sir Francis Baring (1740–1810) MP, founder of Baring's Bank, and chairman of the East India Company, who was heralded by ...