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H. M. Vibart

revised by James Falkner

Adams, James Williams (1839–1903), army chaplain, born on 24 November 1839 in Cork, was the only son of James O'Brien Adams, magistrate of Cork (d. 1854), and his wife, Elizabeth Williams. Educated at Hamlin and Porter's School, on the South Mall, Cork...

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James Williams Adams (1839–1903) by unknown photographer, in or after 1881 courtesy of the Director, National Army Museum, London

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See Bold, Henry

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A. J. Arbuthnot

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Brown, David (1762–1812), East India Company chaplain, was the son of Francis Brown, a prosperous farmer of Driffield Greets, Yorkshire. He was educated privately at Scarborough and then at Hull grammar school and Magdalene College, Cambridge. In February 1785, his studies incomplete, he accepted the post of superintendent of the ...

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Claudius Buchanan (1766–1815) by Frederick Christian Lewis senior, pubd 1815 (after J. Slater, 1814) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Buchanan, Claudius (1766–1815), East India Company chaplain, was born on 12 March 1766 at Cambuslang, a village near Glasgow, the second son of Alexander Buchanan (d. 1788), schoolmaster at Inveraray, Argyll, and his wife, the daughter of Claudius Somers. He commenced his education at ...

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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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D'Auvergne, Edward (1665–1737), historian and army chaplain, belonged to the ancient D'Auvergne family of St Ouen, on the island of Jersey. He was the third son of Philip D'Auvergne (d. 1690) and Madeleine le Maistre (d. c.1712). At his baptism on 17 February 1665 he was presented by ...

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Evans, John (c. 1652–1724), East India Company chaplain and Church of Ireland bishop of Meath, was born into a Welsh-speaking family at Plas-du, Llanarmon, Caernarvonshire. Although the precise details of his parentage and early life remain obscure, it seems most likely that he was the son of ...

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Gleig, George Robert (1796–1888), chaplain to the armed forces and author, was born on 20 April 1796 at Stirling, the son of George Gleig, bishop of Brechin, and his wife, Janet Hamilton of Kilbrackmont, Fife. He had two brothers and one sister who survived childhood. He was first taught by his father before going to the local grammar school in ...

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George Robert Gleig (1796–1888) by Daniel Maclise, pubd 1875 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Vivian Hubert Howard Green (1915–2005) by unknown photographer reproduced by kind permission of the Rector and Fellows of Lincoln College, Oxford

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Green, Vivian Hubert Howard (1915–2005), Church of England clergyman, historian, and college head, was born on 18 November 1915 at 101 Thurlby Road, Wembley, Middlesex, the only child of Hubert James Green, law stationer's clerk, and son of a Hampstead master tailor, and his wife, ...

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Theodore Bayley Hardy (1863–1918) by unknown photographer, 1918 The Imperial War Museum, London

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Hardy, Theodore Bayley (1863–1918), army chaplain, was born on 20 October 1863 in the Southernhay district of Exeter. He was the son of George Hardy, a commercial traveller, and his wife, Sarah Richardson; George was her second husband, her first having died. George...

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Johnson, Richard (bap. 1755, d. 1827), Church of England clergyman and colonial chaplain, was the son of John Johnson of Welton, Yorkshire, where he was baptized in March 1755. He was educated at the Kingston upon Hull grammar school and engaged in farming and teaching until he went up to ...

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Kingsmill, Joseph (1805/6–1865), penologist and prison chaplain, was born in co. Kilkenny, Ireland, the son of Thomas Kingsmill. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, in 1826, was prizeman in classics and divinity, and proceeded to his BA in 1831 and MA in 1836. He was ordained deacon in 1831 by the bishop of ...

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See Lindsay, John

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Henry Richards Luard (1825–1891) by unknown photographer The Master and Fellows, Trinity College, Cambridge

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J. W. Clark

revised by David McKitterick

Luard, Henry Richards (1825–1891), university administrator, eldest son of Henry Luard (1792–1860), London banker, and his wife, Jane Richards, was born in London on 17 August 1825. His uncle was John Luard. He was educated at Cheam School under Charles Mayo, and between 1841 and 1843 at ...