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George Abbot (1562–1633) after unknown artist, 1623 [copy] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Abbot, George (1562–1633), archbishop of Canterbury, was born on 29 October 1562 in the parish of St Nicholas, Guildford, Surrey, the fourth of six sons of Maurice Abbot (1519/20–1606), shearman (clothworker), and Alice, née Marsh or March (1525/6–1606). His parents were committed protestants who, according to ...

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Robert Abbot (1559/6060–1618) by unknown artist, 1615–18 collection Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery; Photograph: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

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Abbot, Robert (1559/60–1618), bishop of Salisbury, was born at Guildford, Surrey, 'in a house now an ale-house bearing the sign of the three mariners, by the river side, near to the bridge, on the north side of the street, in St Nicholas's parish...

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Charles John Abraham (1814–1903) by Francis Holl (after George Richmond) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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W. G. D. Fletcher

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Abraham, Charles John (1814–1903), bishop of Wellington, New Zealand, born on 17 June 1814 at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, was the second son of Captain Thomas Abraham of the 16th regiment, who was on the staff there, and Louisa Susannah, daughter of ...

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Acca [St Acca] (d. 740), bishop of Hexham, is best known as the disciple of Wilfrid and patron of Bede. He became a monk at an unknown date and joined the household of Bishop Bosa of York after 678; but he seems to have attached himself to ...

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Adair, Archibald (d. 1647), Church of Ireland bishop of Waterford and Lismore, was the fourth son of Ninian Adair (fl. 1588), laird of Kinhilt in Galloway, and Catherine Agnew of Lochnaw, also in Galloway. He matriculated at St Andrews University in 1593 and graduated MA in 1596. He appears to have been presented to the vicarage of ...

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Patrick Adamson (1537–1592) by unknown artist, 1569 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Adamson [Constantine], Patrick (1537–1592), archbishop of St Andrews, was born, probably in Perth, in March 1537. He was said to have been the son of a baker, but his grandfather Dionysius Adamson or Constantine was town clerk of Perth in the late fifteenth century, while his father, ...

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Agar, Charles, first earl of Normanton (1736–1809), Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin, the third son of Henry Agar, MP for Gowran, co. Kilkenny, Ireland, and Anne Ellis, daughter of Welbore Ellis (1661/2–1734), bishop of Meath, and Diana Briscoe, was born on 22 December 1736 at ...

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Peter d' Aigueblanche (d. 1268) tomb effigy by permission of the Dean and Chapter of Hereford Cathedral

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Aigueblanche, Peter d' [Peter de Aqua Blanca] (d. 1268), bishop of Hereford and royal councillor, was descended from the family of Briançon, holders of the lordship of Aigueblanche (Savoie) in the Tarentaise or valley of the upper Isère, dependants of the counts of Savoy...

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Aitken [Atkine], James (1612/13–1687), bishop of Galloway, was born in Kirkwall, Orkney, the third son of Henry Aitken, commissary and sheriff of Orkney and Shetland, and Elizabeth Buchanan. He attended Kirkwall grammar school before moving on to the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated MA on 23 July 1636. During the next two turbulent years of the covenanting revolution he completed his formal education at ...

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Aldrich, Robert (1488/9–1556), bishop of Carlisle, was born at Burnham, Buckinghamshire, probably the son of Richard Aldryge; his brother John, a London grocer, died early in 1518. Robert was educated at Eton College, and was admitted as a scholar of King's College, Cambridge...

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Alexander, Michael Solomon (1799–1845), first bishop of the United Church of England and Ireland and of the Protestant Church of Germany in Jerusalem, was born on 1 May 1799 in the town of Schönlanke in the grand duchy of Posen in Prussian Poland...

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William Alexander (1824–1911) by Charles Napier Kennedy, 1894 © The Deanery, Londonderry; photograph © Ulster Museum. Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of the Trustees of the National Museums & Galleries of Northern Ireland

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Alexander, William (1824–1911), archbishop of Armagh, was born in Derry on 13 April 1824. His father, Robert Alexander, rector of Termoneeney, Derry, at the time, later to be prebendary of Aghadowey, Derry, was a nephew of Nathanael Alexander, bishop of Meath, and great-nephew of ...

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William Hunt

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Alhmund [Alchmund] (d. 781), bishop of Hexham, was consecrated in 767. He died in 781, and was buried near his more famous predecessor, Acca, outside the walls of the church of his see. The translation of Alhmund's body to a tomb within the church took place about 1030. ...

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Alley, William (1510/11–1570), bishop of Exeter, entered Eton College as a scholar from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, about 1524, and proceeded to King's College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a scholar on 12 August 1528, aged seventeen, and a fellow in 1530. He graduated BA early in 1533 and vacated his fellowship in 1534 on being ordained deacon, and probably also priest—presumably to take up an ecclesiastical post. At this time or later he acquired a mastery of Greek and Hebrew and a knowledge of theology which led him towards protestantism, but little is recorded about his life for the next twenty-five years. By 1544 he had proceeded MA, but from which university is unknown. The ...