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Burdon, John Shaw (1826–1907), bishop of Victoria, Hong Kong, and Chinese scholar, only son of James Burdon and Isabella, his second wife, was born at Auchterarder in Perthshire on 12 December 1826. After his father's early death he was brought up by an uncle, who kept a school at ...

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Robert Clavering (1675/66–1747) by John Simon (after Thomas Gibson, c. 1730) © Copyright The British Museum

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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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Coverdale, Miles (1488–1569), Bible translator and bishop of Exeter, was born, according to Bale, in Yorkshire (patria Eboracensis). No details are known of his parentage or early education. According to Tanner he was ordained priest in Norwich by John Underwood, bishop of ...

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Davies, Richard (c. 1505–1581), bishop of St David's and biblical translator, was born at Plas y Person, Gyffin, Caernarvonshire, the son of Dafydd ap Gronw, curate of Gyffin in the diocese of Bangor, and his ‘wife’, Sioned, daughter of Dafydd ap Richard; such clerical marriages were common in ...

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Huntington, Robert (bap. 1637, d. 1701), orientalist and bishop of Raphoe, was born at Deerhurst, near Tewkesbury, and was baptized on 27 February 1637, the second of the four sons of Robert Huntington (1592–1664), curate of Deerhurst and subsequently, from 1648 until his death, vicar of the neighbouring parish of ...

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Maclean [formerly Macleane], Arthur John (1858–1943), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Moray, Ross, and Caithness, and Syriac scholar, was born on 6 July 1858 at 15 Springfield Place, Bath, the last of ten children of A. J. Macleane (1811/12–1858), clergyman and Latin scholar, and his wife, ...

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Morgan, William (1544/5–1604), bishop of St Asaph and biblical translator, was born between 19 December 1544 and 14 April 1545, but most probably early in 1545, in ‘y Tyddyn Mawr ym mlaen Wybrnant’, that is Tŷ-mawr Wybrnant, in the parish of Penmachno, Caernarvonshire...

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Parry, Richard (1560–1623), bishop of St Asaph and biblical translator, was the son of John ap Hari or Parry of Pwllhalog in the parish of Cwm, Flintshire, and of Ruthin, and his wife, Elen, daughter of Dafydd ap John of Dyffryn Clwyd. He was born at ...