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W. P. Courtney

revised by Alan R. Acheson

Bennet, William (1746–1820), bishop of Cloyne and antiquary, was born in the Tower of London on 4 March 1746, the son of Robert Bennet. He was educated at Harrow School, where he made the acquaintance of Dr Samuel Parr, Gilbert Wakefield, and Sir John Parnell...

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George Hickes (1642–1715) by Robert White, 1703 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hickes, George (1642–1715), bishop of the nonjuring Church of England and antiquary, was born at Moorhouse, Newsham, in the parish of Kirby Wiske near Thirsk in Yorkshire, on 20 June 1642, the second son of William Hickes, originally of Ness in the parish of ...

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Charles Lyttelton (1714–1768) by James Watson, pubd 1770 (after Francis Cotes, c. 1765) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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William Nicolson (1655–1727) by W. Miln, 1891 (after unknown artist, c. 1715–20) reproduced by permission of the Provost and Fellows of the Queen's College, Oxford

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Nicolson, William (1655–1727), Church of Ireland bishop of Derry and antiquary, was born on Whitsunday, 3 June 1655—according to local tradition, in the porch of the parish church of Great Orton, Cumberland. His father, Joseph Nicolson (1622/3–1686), was a time-serving clergyman of varied intellectual interests, who had been installed in the living of ...

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Reeves, William (1815–1892), antiquary and bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore, was the eldest child of Boles D'Arcy Reeves (d. 1852), an attorney, and his wife, Mary (d. 1832), fourth daughter of Captain Jonathan Bruce Roberts, who fought at the battle of ...

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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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Thomas Tanner (1674–1735) by unknown artist Christ Church, Oxford

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W. G. D. Fletcher

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Trollope, Edward (1817–1893), bishop of Nottingham and antiquary, sixth son of Sir John Trollope, sixth baronet, of Casewick, Lincolnshire, and his wife, Anne, the daughter of Henry Thorold of Cuxwold, Lincolnshire, was born at Uffington, Lincolnshire, on 15 April 1817. His eldest brother, ...