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Archdale, Helen Elizabeth [Betty] (1907–2000), feminist, cricketer, and educationist, was born at 59 Oxford Terrace, Bayswater, London, on 21 August 1907, the only daughter of the Scottish feminist and journalist Helen Alexander Archdale, née Russel (1876–1949), and her husband, ...

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Baggs, Charles Michael (1806–1845), college head and vicar apostolic of the western district, was born at Belville, in co. Meath, Ireland, on 21 May 1806. He was the eldest son of a protestant barrister of Dublin, Charles Baggs, afterwards judge of the court of vice-admiralty in ...

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Peter Baines [Augustine] (1786–1843) by L. Thenweneti © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Baines, Peter [name in religion Augustine] (1786–1843), vicar apostolic of the western district, was born on 25 June 1786 at Pear Tree Farm, Kirkby, near Liverpool, the elder son of James Baines, 'farmer and yeoman' (will, proved 1809, TNA: PRO...

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Berington, Charles (1748–1798), vicar apostolic of the midland district, was born at Stock Hall, near Chelmsford, Essex, the third of the four children of Thomas Berington, gentleman, of Moat Hall, Pontesbury, Shropshire, and his wife, Anne, daughter of a Mr Bates of Stock Hall...

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Bramston, James Yorke (1763–1836), vicar apostolic of the London district, was born on 18 March 1763 at Oundle in Northamptonshire, the elder son of John Bramston, a solicitor, and his wife, Elizabeth Yorke, daughter of the Revd Edward Yorke, vicar of Oundle. He was educated at ...

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Briggs, John (1788–1861), vicar apostolic of the Yorkshire district and Roman Catholic bishop of Beverley, was born in Manchester on 20 May 1788. He was educated first at Sedgley Park, near Wolverhampton, and then, in 1804, began his theological studies at St Cuthbert's College, Ushaw...

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Brown, George Hilary (1786–1856), vicar apostolic of the Lancashire district and Roman Catholic bishop of Liverpool, born on 13 January 1786 in Clifton, near Lytham, Lancashire, was the son of William Brown and his wife, Helen (née Gradwell). In 1799 he entered the seminary at ...

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Cameron, Alexander (1747–1828), vicar apostolic of the lowland district, was born at Auchindryne, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, on 28 July 1747, the son of James Cameron and Marjory Mackintosh. He first studied at the Lowland seminary at Scalan, in Glenlivet, then entered the Scots College, Rome...

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Andrew Carruthers (1770–1852) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Carruthers, Andrew (1770–1852), Roman Catholic bishop and vicar apostolic of the eastern district of Scotland, was born on 7 February 1770 at Drumillan near New Abbey in the stewartry of Kirkcudbright, and was baptized the following day. He was the son of Andrew Carruthers...

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Challoner, Richard (1691–1781), religious writer and vicar apostolic of the London district, was born at or near Lewes, Sussex, on 29 September 1691, the only son of Richard Challoner (who died in the early 1690s), a wine cooper, and his wife, Grace Willard (1669–1731)...

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Chisholm, Aeneas (1759–1818), vicar apostolic of the highland district, was born in Strathglass, Inverness-shire, the son of Valentine Chisholm and Janet MacDonell. Between 1774 and 1783 he was educated at the Scots College, Valladolid, Spain, where he was later a lector of belles lettres. In 1786 he became prefect of studies at the ...

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Chisholm, John (1752–1814), vicar apostolic of the highland district, brother of Aeneas Chisholm, was born in September 1752 at Inchully in Strathglass, Inverness-shire, the son of Valentine Chisholm and Janet MacDonell. From 15 July 1766 he was educated by Jesuits at the Scots College, Douai...

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Peter Collingridge (1757–1829) by unknown artist B. A. Tunbridge

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Collingridge, Peter [name in religion Bernardine] (1757–1829), vicar apostolic of the western district, was born on 10 March 1757 at Fritwell, Oxfordshire, the son of Peter Collingridge and his wife, Mary. He may have received his early education in England. What is certain is that he entered the Franciscan friary of ...

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Dicconson, Edward (1670–1752), vicar apostolic of the northern district, was born on 30 November 1670 at Wrightington Hall, near Wigan, Lancashire, being the third son of Hugh Dicconson (c.1621–1691) of Wrightington Hall and his wife, Agnes (d. 1719), daughter of ...

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Douglass, John (1743?–1812), vicar apostolic of the London district, was born at Yarm, Yorkshire, probably in December 1743, the son of John Douglass, originally from Scotland, whose occupation is unknown, and his wife, Bridget Semson. His sister Ann became a Carmelite nun. He was educated by the secular priest ...

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Ellis, Philip [name in religion Michael] (1652–1726), vicar apostolic of the western district, was born on 8 September 1652 in Stratford, London, and was baptized on 12 September. He was the third son of the Revd John Ellis (d. 1681) of Kiddall Hall...