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Bryhtwell [Bryghtwell], Thomas (d. 1390), ecclesiastic and suspected heretic  

Charles Kightly

Bryhtwell [Bryghtwell], Thomas (d. 1390), ecclesiastic and suspected heretic, was born in the diocese of Salisbury, possibly at either Brightwell or Britwell, both in Berkshire, the son of John Welle. First recorded in 1364, as a fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, he was a fellow of ...

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Carpenter, Richard (1604/5–1670?), Roman Catholic priest and apostate author  

William E. Burns

Carpenter, Richard (1604/5–1670?), Roman Catholic priest and apostate, was the son of William Carpenter (d. 1611) of Denshanger, Passenham, Northamptonshire, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Thomas Piggot of Doddershall, Quainton, Buckinghamshire. Born at Doddershall, he had one brother and two sisters. ...

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Carpenter, Richard (1604/5–1670?)  

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Richard Carpenter (1604/55–?1670) by William Marshall, 1641 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hereford, Nicholas (b. c. 1345, d. after 1417), ecclesiastic and Wycliffite  

Simon Forde

Hereford, Nicholas (b. c. 1345, d. after 1417), ecclesiastic and Wycliffite, may have been a native of Hereford. He is first recorded in September 1369, by when he was a fellow of Queen's College, Oxford, where he was treasurer in 1374/5. In the meantime he had been ordained priest on 8 June 1370, which suggests that he was born no later than 1345. He incepted as DTh in 1382. He must have either formed or maintained some connection with ...

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Lockhart, William (1819–1892), Roman Catholic convert and Rosminian priest  

G. Martin Murphy

Lockhart, William (1819–1892), Roman Catholic convert and Rosminian priest, son of the Revd Alexander Lockhart (1788–1831), rector of Stone and Hartwell, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Martha (d. 1872), daughter of William Jacob (1761/2–1851), the statistician, traveller, and politician, was born on 22 August 1819. On his father's side he was a descendant of ...

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Morris, John Brande (1812–1880), Roman Catholic convert and devotional writer  

G. Martin Murphy

Morris, John Brande (1812–1880), Roman Catholic convert and devotional writer, was born at Brentford, Middlesex, on 4 September 1812. He was the elder son of the Revd John Morris, sometime Michel fellow of the Queen's College, Oxford, and his wife, Anna F. Brande...

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Oakeley, Frederick (1802–1880), Roman Catholic convert, priest, and author  

Peter Galloway

Oakeley, Frederick (1802–1880), Roman Catholic convert, priest, and author, was born on 5 September 1802, at the Abbey House, Shrewsbury, the eleventh and youngest child of Sir Charles Oakeley, first baronet (1751–1826), former governor of Madras, and his wife, Helena (d. 1839)...

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Rawes, Henry Augustus (1826–1885), Roman Catholic priest and convert  

Thompson Cooper

revised by G. Martin Murphy

Rawes, Henry Augustus (1826–1885), Roman Catholic priest and convert, was born at Easington, near Durham, on 11 December 1826 and educated at Houghton-le-Spring grammar school, of which his father, the Revd William Rawes (1764–1827), was sometime headmaster. On 26 March 1845 he was admitted as a sizar to ...

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Richard Waldo Sibthorp (1792–1879) by James Scott, pubd 1839 (after Edward Turtle) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sibthorp, Richard Waldo (1792–1879), Church of England clergyman and Roman Catholic convert  

Thompson Cooper

revised by Michael Clifton

Sibthorp, Richard Waldo (1792–1879), Church of England clergyman and Roman Catholic convert, born at Canwick Hall, near Lincoln, on 4 October 1792, was the fifth and youngest son of Colonel Humphry Waldo Sibthorp (1744–1815), MP for Lincoln, and his wife, Susannah, daughter of ...

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Stephen [Bedeman], Laurence (d. in or before 1423), ecclesiastic and suspected heretic  

R. L. Poole

revised by Simon Forde

Stephen [Bedeman], Laurence (d. in or before 1423), ecclesiastic and suspected heretic, was a Cornishman. He is first recorded in 1372, as a scholar of Stapeldon Hall (later Exeter College), Oxford, where he became a fellow and ultimately rector, holding the latter office from 1379 until 16 April 1380. He had been awarded the degree of MA by 1378. On 20 September 1379 he obtained letters licensing him to proceed to all orders, but became only an acolyte the following day....

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White, William (d. 1428), priest and Lollard heretic  

Norman P. Tanner

White, William (d. 1428), priest and Lollard heretic, was of unknown origins. There is no indication of the date of his birth, and no clear evidence that he studied at a university. On 6 July 1422, described as a chaplain, he was brought before the convocation of ...