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W. P. Courtney

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Burgh, William (1741/2–1808), politician and theological writer, was born in Ireland, the eldest son of Thomas Burgh, MP and landowner, of Bert, co. Kildare, and Anne, daughter of Dive Downes, bishop of Cork and Ross. His grandfather was Ulysses Burgh, bishop of Ardagh...

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Gardiner, Stephen (c. 1495x8–1555), theologian, administrator, and bishop of Winchester, was born, according to John Bale, at Bury St Edmunds, and thus was probably the son of that name mentioned in the will of John Gardiner, a clothmaker from Bury, of 18 January 1507. His mother's name was probably ...

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Haynes, Hopton (bap. 1667, d. 1749), public official and theological writer, was baptized at Ditcheat, Somerset, on 8 July 1667, the younger son of John Haynes. He may have attended Exeter College, Oxford, matriculating on 22 March 1684. He appears to have entered the ...

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Hill, Oliver (b. 1630?, d. after 1702), theologian and government agent, may be the son of Adam Hill of Huntingdonshire, admitted pensioner, aged eighteen, at St John's College, Cambridge, on 23 October 1648. He was an acquaintance of Robert Boyle, whose contacts extended to men of extreme religious positions, and of ...

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Keninghale, John (d. 1451), theologian, prior of Norwich, and diplomat, was born near Norwich and joined the Carmelite order there. He was ordained acolyte on 8 March 1407, and later studied at Oxford University, where he graduated DTh some time before 1425. As a young theologian, he was a confidant of ...