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Burge, Hubert Murray (1862–1925), bishop of Oxford and headmaster, was born on 9 August 1862 at Meerut, India. He was the younger son of the Revd Milward Rodon Burge (1827–1874) and his wife, Mary Louisa Raffaella, daughter of Matthew Guerrin Price, of Guernsey...

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Burnet, Gilbert (1643–1715), bishop of Salisbury and historian, was born in Edinburgh on 18 September 1643, the youngest child of Robert Burnet (d. 1661), a judge of the court of session as Lord Crimond, and Rachel Johnston, sister of Archibald Johnston, Lord Wariston...

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Clavering, Robert (1675/6–1747), orientalist and bishop of Peterborough, was the son of Robert Clavering of Bowsden, Northumberland. In 1684–5 Thomas Burrell, the second husband of his great-uncle's widow, left £50 to bind him to a trade. On 18 July 1693 he entered Lincoln College, Oxford...

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Copleston, Edward (1776–1849), bishop of Llandaff and moral philosopher, was born on 2 February 1776 at Offwell in Devon, where his father, John Bradford Copleston, was rector. He was educated at home until the age of fifteen when, in 1791, he won a scholarship to ...

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Creighton, Mandell (1843–1901), bishop of London and historian, was born in Carlisle on 5 July 1843, the elder son of Robert Creighton (d. 1878), who built up a family business in Carlisle, and Sarah Mandell (d. 1850/51), of a farming family in ...

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David, Albert Augustus (1867–1950), bishop of Liverpool and headmaster, was born in Exeter on 19 May 1867, the second son of the Revd William David, then principal of the Exeter Diocesan Training College for schoolmasters and afterwards priest-vicar of the cathedral, and his wife, ...

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Godwin, Francis (1562–1633), bishop of Hereford and historian, was born at Hannington, Northamptonshire, the son of Thomas Godwin (1517–1590), later bishop of Bath and Wells, and his wife, Isabella (d. before 1584), the daughter of Nicholas Purefoy of Shalstone, Buckinghamshire. At the age of fifteen he was sent to ...

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Hall, John (1633–1710), bishop of Bristol and college head, was born at the vicarage in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, on 29 January 1633, the son of John Hall (b. 1598/9), vicar there, and his wife, Anne, and grew up in a predominantly puritan ambience. One uncle, ...

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Hooper, George (1640–1727), bishop of Bath and Wells and scholar, was born on 18 November 1640 at Grimley, Worcestershire, the son of George Hooper, of a lesser landed gentry family, and his wife, Joan, daughter of Edmund Giles of White Ladies Aston, Worcestershire...

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Hough, John (1651–1743), college head and bishop of Worcester, was the son of John Hough, citizen of London (but of Cheshire descent), and Margaret Byrche, daughter of John Byrche of Leacroft, Staffordshire, born in Middlesex on 12 April 1651; it was probably his baptism recorded thirteen days later as a haberdashers son at ...

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Jeune, Francis (1806–1868), college head and bishop of Peterborough, was born on 22 May 1806 at St Aubin, Jersey, in the parish of St Brelade, the eldest of the five children of François Jeune (1781–1836), miller, and Elizabeth (1783–1851), née Le Capelain. He had two brothers and two sisters. ...

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Kennett, White (1660–1728), historian and bishop of Peterborough, was born in the parish of St Mary, Dover, on 10 August 1660, the eldest of the seven children of Basil Kennett (d. 1686) and Mary, eldest daughter of Thomas White, a wealthy shipwright. His father was a storekeeper in the dockyards at ...

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Lee, James Prince (1804–1869), bishop of Manchester and headmaster, was born in London on 28 July 1804, the eldest son of Stephen Lee. His father came from a family of Levant merchants and had an interest in astronomy; elected FRS in 1789, he was assistant secretary and librarian of the ...

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Leeson, Spencer Stottesbery Gwatkin (1892–1956), headmaster and bishop of Peterborough, was born in Twickenham, Middlesex, on 9 October 1892, the son of John Rudd Leeson (c.1850–1927), a surgeon who had worked with Joseph Lister, who later became first mayor of the new borough of ...

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Lyttelton, Charles (1714–1768), bishop of Carlisle and antiquary, was born in Hagley, Worcestershire, the third son of the twelve children of Sir Thomas Lyttelton, fourth baronet (1685–1751), MP, and Christian Temple (1688–1759), daughter of Sir Richard Temple of Stowe, Buckinghamshire, and maid of honour to ...

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Monk, James Henry (1784–1856), bishop of Gloucester and Bristol and classical scholar, was born on 12 December 1784 at Buntingford, Hertfordshire, the only son of Charles Monk, an officer of the 40th regiment, and his wife, daughter of Joshua Waddington, vicar of Harworth, Nottinghamshire...

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Stubbs, William (1825–1901), historian and bishop of Oxford, the eldest child of the two sons and four daughters of William Morley Stubbs (1800–1842), solicitor of Knaresborough, Yorkshire, and Mary Ann (1803–1884), daughter of William Henlock, was born in High Street, Knaresborough, on 21 June 1825. He could trace his ...

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Tanner, Thomas (1674–1735), bishop of St Asaph and antiquary, was born at Market Lavington, Wiltshire, on 25 January 1674, the eldest child of Thomas Tanner (1640?–1719), vicar of that parish from 1671, and of his first wife, Sarah Willoughby (d. 1711). After education at home and at ...

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Thirlwall, (Newell) Connop (1797–1875), historian and bishop of St David's, born in Mile End Old Town, London, on 11 February 1797, was the third son of the Revd Thomas Thirlwall, and his wife, Susannah Connop (d. 1842) of Mile End, the widow of an apothecary....