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Cassan, Stephen Hyde (1789–1841), ecclesiastical biographer, son of Stephen Cassan, barrister, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Captain Charles Mears, was born at Calcutta, where his father was sheriff. He was educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, from May 1811 and took his BA degree on 14 January 1815. He received deacon's orders on 26 March 1816, and was ordained priest in 1817. While curate of ...


Wilfrid Philip Ward (1856–1916) by unknown photographer, c. 1913 © reserved


Ward, Wilfrid Philip (1856–1916), biographer and ecclesiastical historian, was born on 2 January 1856, the sixth surviving child and second son of the philosopher William George Ward (1812–1882) and his wife, Frances, née Wingfield (1816/17–1898), the daughter of an Anglican clergyman, John Wingfield (1760–1825)...