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Alison, Archibald (1757–1839), Scottish Episcopal clergyman and writer on aesthetics, was born in Edinburgh, the son of Archibald Alison (1730–1794), lord provost of the city, originally of Newhall, Coupar Angus, and Margaret Harte (d. 1811), of Listerick, near Edinburgh. Alison was educated at ...

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Archibald Alison (1757–1839) by William Walker, pubd 1823 (after Sir Henry Raeburn) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bridges, George Wilson (1788–1863), Anglican clergyman, defender of slavery, and photographer, was born in Lawford, Essex, on 6 July 1788, the elder son of George Bridges (1759–1835), a prosperous merchant and country banker who was based in Manningtree in Essex, with a London...

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Gardnor, John (1728/9–1808), painter and Church of England clergyman, of whose family background or education nothing is known, and who does not appear to have married or have had children, is first known as an annual exhibitor at the Free Society of Artists...

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Hussey, (John) Walter Atherton (1909–1985), dean of Chichester and patron of the arts, was born at St Matthew's Parade, Northampton, on 15 May 1909, son of Canon John Rowden Hussey (1864–1949), vicar of St Matthew's, Northampton, and his wife, Lilian Mary Atherton (...

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Patten, (Alfred) Hope (1885–1958), Church of England clergyman and restorer of the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, was born at the Town Brewery, Sidmouth, Devon, on 17 November 1885, the only child of Alfred Patten, an indigent gentleman, and Mary Sadler, his wife. ...

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Peters, (Matthew) William (1742–1814), portrait and genre painter and Church of England clergyman, was born at Freshwater, Isle of Wight. His father, Matthew Peters (b. 1711), was described on the 1778 engraving by Murphy after his son's portrait as 'Member of the ...

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Benjamin Webb (1819–1885) by Eden Upton Eddis, 1881 © reserved

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Webb, Benjamin (1819–1885), ecclesiologist and Church of England clergyman, was born on 28 November 1819, at Addle Hill, Doctors' Commons, London, the eldest son of Benjamin Webb (d. 1870), of the firm of Webb & Sons, wheelwrights, of London. On 2 October 1828 he was admitted to ...

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Wickham, William Arthur (1849–1929), photographer and Church of England clergyman, was born on 3 February 1849 at Trowbridge, the eldest of the five children of William Wickham (1806–1865), grocer, of Trowbridge, and Emma Sophia (1815–1905), daughter of John Rumming, farmer, of Wingfield, Wiltshire...

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William Arthur Wickham (1849–1929) by unknown photographer, c. 1895 Wigan Heritage Service, Wickham Collection