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Burgess, Thomas (1791–1854), Roman Catholic bishop of Clifton

Thompson Cooper

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/3986

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Burgess, Thomas (1791–1854), Roman Catholic bishop of Clifton, was born at Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire, on 1 October 1791, the son of Thomas Burgess, a carpenter, and his wife, Cecily (née Gregson), whose parents were farmers. He was educated at Ampleforth, where he became a professed monk of the order of ...

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