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Greswell, William Parr (bap. 1765, d. 1854), Church of England clergyman and bibliographer, son of John Greswell of Chester, was baptized at Tarvin, Cheshire, on 23 June 1765. He was ordained on 20 September 1789 to the curacy of Blackley, near Manchester. While at ...

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Hackman, Alfred (1811–1874), librarian and Church of England clergyman, was born at Fulham, Middlesex, on 8 April 1811. His father, Thomas Hackman, was the parochial vestry clerk, and his office brought him into connection with the bishop of London, William Howley. Through Howley's...

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Higgs, Griffith [Griffin] (bap. 1589, d. 1659), dean of Lichfield and book collector, was born at Barre Place, Stoke Abbas, Oxfordshire, and baptized at St Andrew's Church, Stoke Abbas, on 28 October 1589. He was the third child and second son of Griffith Higgs (...

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Kirkwood, James (b. c. 1650, d. in or after 1709), clergyman and advocate of parochial libraries, was born in or near Dunbar. His schooling took place there, and from 1666 he studied at Edinburgh University, where he graduated MA in 1670. Scott's Fasti ecclesiae Scoticanae...

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Thomas Lockey (1602?–1679) by unknown artist © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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Lockey, Thomas (1602?–1679), librarian and Church of England clergyman, was born to unknown parents, probably in 1602. He obtained a king's scholarship at Westminster School and in 1618 was elected to Christ Church, Oxford. He contributed to the Oxford collection of verses on the death of ...

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William Dunn Macray (1826–1916) by Henry Scott Tuke, in or before 1910 © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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Macray, William Dunn (1826–1916), librarian, historian, and Church of England clergyman, was born on 7 July 1826 in St Pancras, London, the third son of John Macray (1796–1878) and his wife, Ann Downs. He was educated at Magdalen College School, Oxford, and matriculated at ...