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Abbot, John

Richard D. Jordan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 640 words.

Abbot, John (1587/8–c. 1650), Roman Catholic priest and poet, is of unknown parentage and is variously recorded as 'of London' and 'of Leicester'. He was born a protestant, and was...

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Abbott, Lemuel

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 119 words.

Abbott, Lemuel (d. 1776), Church of England clergyman and poet, whose family background is obscure, became curate of Ansty, Leicestershire, in 1756, and vicar of Thornton, in the same...

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Aelsinus

Richard Gameson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Literature. 657 words.

Aelsinus (fl. c. 1023–c. 1031), Benedictine monk and scribe of New Minster, Winchester, is known only because, unusually, he identified himself in one of his own productions....

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Ainger, Alfred [pseud. Doubleday]

Edith Sichel.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Literature. 1619 words.

Ainger, Alfred [pseud. Doubleday] (1837–1904), writer and Church of England clergyman, born at 10 Doughty Street, London, on 9 February 1837, was the youngest of the four children of Alfred...

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Alban [St Albans], Roger

Richard Copsey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; History; Literature. 352 words.

Alban [St Albans], Roger (d. after 1461), genealogist, copyist, and Carmelite friar, was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, and joined his order in London. He was ordained acolyte on 17...

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Alger, William Rounseville

Gary Scharnhorst.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Biographical Studies. 699 words.

Alger, William Rounseville (28 December 1822–07 February 1905), author and religious leader, was born in Freetown, Massachusetts, the son of Catherine Sampson Rounseville and Nahum Alger, a...

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Allibond, John

Richard L. Greaves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 778 words.

Allibond, John (1596/7–1658), Church of England clergyman and satirist, was born at Chenies, Buckinghamshire, the son of Peter Allibond (1559/60–1629), rector of Chenies. He was a chorister...

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Anson, Peter Frederick

Michael Yelton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Literature. 1138 words.

Anson, Peter Frederick (1889–1975), monk, writer, and artist, was born Frederick Charles Anson on 22 August 1889 at 32 South Parade, Southsea, the son of Charles Eustace Anson (1858–1940),...

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Arundell, Dorothy

Kate Aughterson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Literature. 755 words.

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,...

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Ashby, Alexander of

A. G. Rigg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Religious Studies. 357 words.

Ashby, Alexander of (1148/1154–1208/1214), prior of Canons Ashby, poet, and religious writer, appears in records of the Augustinian priory at Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, and elsewhere...

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