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Abercromby, John (supp. fl. 1561), Benedictine monk, is recorded only in Thomas Dempster's Historia ecclesiastica, a lengthy compilation of short biographies which sometimes have a substratum of fact, but more often no factual basis whatever. Dempster's few lines on Abercromby are vague. He adds '...

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Abercromby, Robert (1536–1613), Jesuit, was born at Murthly, in the parish of Little Dunkeld, Perthshire, a kinsman of Richard Abercromby, last abbot of Inchcolm (d. 1549). He matriculated at St Mary's College at the University of St Andrews in 1551, and graduated in humanities from ...

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(Giovanni) Giacinto Achilli (b. c. 1803) by unknown engraver, pubd 1850 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Achilli, (Giovanni) Giacinto (b. c. 1803), Dominican priest, anti-Catholic polemicist, and seducer, was born in the village of Celleno, 18 miles from Viterbo, then in the Papal States. He joined the Dominican order in 1819, studied at the convent of the Minerva in ...

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Adams, James (1737–1802), Jesuit and philologist, was born on 3 November 1737 to William Adams and Anne or Sarah Spencer; he refers to Bury St Edmunds as his 'native town' (Euphonologia Linguae Anglicanae, 1794, 7). He was educated at the Jesuit college in ...

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Mary Frances Aikenhead (1787–1858) by unknown artist, c. 1807 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Aikenhead, Mary Frances (1787–1858), Roman Catholic nun, was born on 19 January 1787, in the house adjoining the Aikenhead and Dupont apothecary premises on the corner of Grand Parade and Castle Street in Cork. She was the eldest of four children of Dr David Aikenhead...

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Alexandre, Pierre [pseud. Simon Alexius] (c. 1498–1563), prior of Arras and theologian, was born in Arras where he entered the Carmelite priory. He studied theology at Paris, gaining his doctorate there on 11 December 1534. This suggests he was born about 1498. Having become Carmelite prior at ...

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Allanson, Peter [name in religion Athanasius] (1804–1876), historian and abbot of Glastonbury, was born on 11 June 1804 in Castle Street, Holborn, London, the second son of William Walter Allanson and his wife, Mary Ann Barber, from Lambeth. The family was Roman Catholic and ...

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Anderdon, William Henry (1816–1890), Jesuit, was born in New Street, Spring Gardens, London, on 26 December 1816. He was the eldest son of John Lavicount Anderdon (1792–1874) and Anna Maria Manning (1796/7–1880), sister of Henry Edward Manning, who was greatly influenced by J. L. Anderdon's...

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Anderson [alias Munson], Lionel [name in religion Albert] (c. 1633–1710), Dominican friar, was born in Lincolnshire, the son of William Anderson of Castlethorpe and his wife, Jane Johnson. He was received into the Roman Catholic church in Lisbon, and made his way to ...

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Anderson, Patrick (1574/5–1624), Jesuit, was the son of a burgess of Elgin and of the sister of the Roman Catholic bishop of Ross, John Lesley, and was born and brought up in Elgin. After attending school there he was a student at Edinburgh University...

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Anderton [alias Scroop], Laurence (1575–1643), Jesuit, was born in Chorley, Lancashire, and baptized at Chorley on 12 August 1575. He was the youngest son of Thomas Anderton (d. 1593?) of Chorley, who was the uncle of Roman Catholic controversialist James Anderton...

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Archdekin, Richard [pseud. MacGiolla Cuddy] (1619–1693), Jesuit, was born in Kilkenny city on 16 March 1619, the son of Nicholas Archdekin and Ann Sherlock. Kilkenny was then a small and very prosperous city, in the sphere of influence of the Butlers of ...

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Archer, James (1550–1620), Jesuit, was born in Kilkenny. Members of the Archer family had long been prominent in the history of the city, and in the sixteenth century were trusted attorneys to, and friends of, the earls of Ormond. James Archer probably attended ...

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Arendrup [née Courtauld], Edith (1846–1934), artist and Roman Catholic religious sister, was born on 1 September 1846 at Bocking, Braintree, Essex, the younger child and only daughter of John Minton Courtauld (d. 1877), junior partner in Samuel Courtauld & Co., silk and crepe manufacturers, and his wife, ...

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Arrowsmith [alias Bradshaw, Rigby], Edmund [formerly Bryan] (1585–1628), Jesuit, was born at Haydock in the parish of Winwick near Warrington, Lancashire, the son of Robert Arrowsmith, a yeoman farmer, and Margery Gerard, a member of a Lancashire family well known for its adherence to Catholicism. Baptized ...

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Arthur, James (1587–1654), Dominican friar and theologian, was born into a wealthy Limerick merchant family. He was sent to Spain where in 1606 he entered the Irish secular college in Salamanca. Later he joined the Dominicans. He attended the University of Salamanca from 1610 to 1616 and began teaching there about 1616. Already in 1626 he was recommended to ...

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Arundell, Dorothy (1559/60–1613), author and Benedictine nun, was the daughter of Sir John Arundell (1527×30–1590) [see under Arundell family] of Lanherne, Cornwall, and Lady Anna Stourton, daughter of the earl of Derby. The Arundells were the chief mainstay of Catholicism during ...

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Aston, William (1735–1800), Jesuit, was born in London on 22 April 1735, the son of Edward Aston and his wife, Ann Bayley. He made his early studies in the English College at St Omer (1747–51), and at the age of sixteen he joined the ...