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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