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Carpenter, Edward Frederick (1910–1998), dean of Westminster and ecclesiastical historian, was born on 27 November 1910 at 17 New Haw Road, Addleston, Surrey, the younger son and younger child of Frederick James Carpenter (1880–1969), a master craftsman and builder, and his wife, Jessie Kate (1880–1960)...

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Cheetham, Samuel (1827–1908), Church of England clergyman and ecclesiastical historian, the son of Samuel Cheetham, farmer, of Hambleton, Rutland, and his wife, Emma Mary, née Woolston, was born in Hambleton on 3 March 1827. Educated at the neighbouring grammar school of Oakham, he matriculated at ...

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Green, Vivian Hubert Howard (1915–2005), Church of England clergyman, historian, and college head, was born on 18 November 1915 at 101 Thurlby Road, Wembley, Middlesex, the only child of Hubert James Green, law stationer's clerk, and son of a Hampstead master tailor, and his wife, ...

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Hardwick, Charles (1821–1859), ecclesiastical historian and Church of England clergyman, was born at Slingsby, near Malton, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, on 22 September 1821, one of the sons of a farmer and joiner, Charles Hardwick, and his wife, Sarah. After receiving some education at ...

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Inett, John (1646/7–1718), Church of England clergyman and ecclesiastical historian, was the younger son of Richard Inett of Bewdley, Worcestershire, who was of Huguenot extraction, and his wife, a member of the Hungerford family of Down Ampney, Gloucestershire. Educated at Bewdley grammar school...

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Lathbury, Thomas (1798–1865), Church of England clergyman and ecclesiastical historian, was born at Brackley, Northamptonshire, the only son of Henry Lathbury. On 7 April 1821 he matriculated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, graduating BA in 1824 and MA in 1827. Having taken holy orders, he held curacies at ...

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McManners, John [Jack] (1916–2006), historian and Church of England clergyman, was born on 25 December 1916 at 14 Lanark Terrace, Ferryhill, co. Durham, the eldest of three sons of Joseph (Joe) McManners, a miner, and his wife, Annie, née Marshall, a schoolteacher. He grew up in an Anglican vicarage after his father was ordained, and was educated at the ...

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Medd, Peter Goldsmith (1829–1908), Church of England clergyman and ecclesiastical historian, was born on 18 July 1829, the eldest son of John Medd FRCS of Leyburn, Yorkshire, who practised at Stockport, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of William Goldsmith. After education at King's College, London...

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Milner, Joseph (1745–1797), Church of England clergyman and ecclesiastical historian, was born on 2 January 1745 at Quarry Hill, near Leeds, and baptized on 30 January at St Peter's, Leeds, the elder son of Joseph Milner (c.1715–1760), a poor weaver. An attack of measles at three left him permanently weakened, and throughout his boyhood his health was precarious. Spending much time indoors, he was attracted to books and learning from an early age. His father recognized his son's intellectual precocity but it was ...

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Overton, John Henry (1835–1903), Church of England clergyman and ecclesiastical historian, born at Louth, Lincolnshire, on 4 January 1835, was only son of Francis Overton, surgeon, of Louth, a man of learning and of studious habits, and his wife, Helen Martha, daughter of ...

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Stephens, William Richard Wood (1839–1902), dean of Winchester and ecclesiastical historian, was born on 5 October 1839 at Haywards Field, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, where his father had a wool or cloth business before he became partner in a Reading bank. He was the younger son of ...