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Bentley, Catharine [name in religion Magdalen Augustine] (1591–1659), abbess and translator, may have been the younger sister of Ann Bentley who entered the same convent on 3 May 1611, aged twenty-two; nothing further is known of her family. She took vows at the English convent of the Poor Clares at ...

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Deacon, Pudentiana (1580/81?–1645), Benedictine nun and translator, was the daughter of John Deacon of Middlesex. There are no records of her education but she was received into the Abbey of the Glorious Assumption of Our Lady in Brussels in 1607, so it is likely that her family were Catholics. The English agent for ...

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Evelinge, Elizabeth [name in religion Catharine Magdalen] (1596/7–1668), abbess of Aire and translator, took vows at the English convent of the Poor Clares at Gravelines on 22 July 1620, aged twenty-three, adopting the name Sister Catharine Magdalen. Nothing is known of her family, though the ...

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Everard, Thomas (1560–1633), Jesuit and translator, was born on 8 February 1560, and baptized on 10 February at Linstead Parva, Suffolk, the son of Henry Everard (d. 1596), of Pond Hall, Linstead Magna, and Catherine Gawdy. His father was imprisoned in 1578–9 in the common gaol at ...

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Rice [Price], Richard [Richard ap Robert ap Rhys] (1511–1589), abbot of Aberconwy and translator, came of a noted north Wales family. His grandfather Rhys Fawr had been standard-bearer to Henry VII at Bosworth and placed Richard's father, Robert, into the church, where his career included time as ...

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Slaughter, Edward (1655–1729), Jesuit and Hebraist, was born in Herefordshire on 5 January 1655 into a family many of whose members became Catholic priests. He commenced his noviciate with the English Jesuits at Watten in September 1673. After two years at Watten he proceeded to the Jesuit college for higher studies at ...

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Waterford, Jofroi of (fl. late 13th cent.), translator and Dominican friar, perhaps born of English parentage, was associated with Waterford, Ireland. The order had a house there from 1226 and a number of Anglo-Norman writings, transcribed in England, were read in Waterford, together with a quantity of texts added by local scribes. The evidence is found in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 405, parts of which belonged to the brethren of ...