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Allies, Thomas William (1813–1903), theologian and Roman Catholic convert  

W. B. Owen

revised by G. Martin Murphy

Allies, Thomas William (1813–1903), theologian and Roman Catholic convert, born at Midsomer Norton, Somerset, on 12 February 1813, was the son of Thomas Allies, curate of Henbury, Bristol, and later rector of Wormington, and his wife, Frances Elizabeth Fripp, daughter of a Bristol...

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Bulteel, Henry Bellenden (1800–1866), religious controversialist and seceder from the Church of England  

Timothy C. F. Stunt

Bulteel, Henry Bellenden (1800–1866), religious controversialist and seceder from the Church of England, was born on 14 September 1800 at Bellevue, Turnchapel, Plymstock, the fourth of the ten children of Thomas Hillersdon Bulteel (1766–1815) of Bellevue, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Christopher Harris...

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Connelly, Pierce (1804–1883), apostate Episcopal priest and anti-Catholic pamphleteer  

D. G. Paz

Connelly, Pierce (1804–1883), apostate Episcopal priest and anti-Catholic pamphleteer, was born on 9 August 1804 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the eldest of four sons of Henry Connelly, a cabinet-maker, and his second wife, Elizabeth Pierce. He married Cornelia Peacock [see Connelly, Cornelia (1809-1879)...

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Maskell, William (1814–1890), Roman Catholic convert and liturgical scholar  

J. M. Rigg

revised by David Maskell

Maskell, William (1814–1890), Roman Catholic convert and liturgical scholar, the only son of William Maskell (1777–1841), solicitor, and Mary Miles (1772–1854), was born on 17 May 1814 at Shepton Mallet, Somerset. In 1823 the family moved to fashionable Bath. Maskell matriculated on 9 June 1832 at ...

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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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Nicholls [Niccols, Nicols], John (1555–1584?), religious controversialist and apostate  

Michael Mullett

Nicholls [Niccols, Nicols], John (1555–1584?), religious controversialist and apostate, was the son of John Nicholls of Cowbridge in Glamorgan. Having studied in Wales, in 1569 he entered White Hall, Oxford, transferring to Brasenose in 1570. He left Oxford after completing his course but without taking a degree. On returning to ...

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Pateshull, Peter (fl. 1387), apostate Augustinian friar and religious controversialist  

Anne Hudson

Pateshull, Peter (fl. 1387), apostate Augustinian friar and religious controversialist, was at first a member of the Augustinian convent in London. According to John Bale he studied in Oxford, where he gained the degree of doctor of theology, but there is no contemporary confirmation for this. ...

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Sheldon, Richard (1570?–1651?), Church of England convert and polemicist  

Elizabeth Allen

Sheldon, Richard (1570?–1651?), Church of England convert and polemicist, was born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, and was raised a Roman Catholic. He became a student at the English College for training secular priests at Rheims, France, in January 1589, and was sent on to the ...

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Shipley, Orby (1832–1916), liturgical scholar and Roman Catholic convert  

Albert R. Vogeler

Shipley, Orby (1832–1916), liturgical scholar and Roman Catholic convert, was born on 1 July 1832 at Twyford, Hampshire, the fourth son of the Revd Charles Shipley, rector of Mappowder, Dorset, and his wife, Charlotte, daughter of Orby Sloper. His grandfather was William Davies Shipley...

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Tyrrell, George (1861–1909), modernist Roman Catholic writer and excommunicated priest  

Nicholas Sagovsky

Tyrrell, George (1861–1909), modernist Roman Catholic writer and excommunicated priest, was born on 6 February 1861 at 91 Dorset Street, Dublin, the third child and posthumous son of William Henry Tyrrell, a noted Dublin journalist, and his second wife, Mary Chamney. The Tyrrells...

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Veil, Charles Marie de (1630–1685x91), religious convert and biblical commentator  

Stephen Wright

Veil, Charles Marie de (1630–1685x91), religious convert and biblical commentator, was born in the Jewish quarter of Metz, then an imperial city, but from 1648 part of France, the grandson of Jaquetiel David (d. 1679) and son of David Weil (d...