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P098 · Person · 14-12-1873 (born) - 14-11-1939 (died)

Born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire 14 December 1873
Ordained 30 June 1901.
Bishop of the Diocese of Northampton appointment on 16 June 1933. Consecration to the Episcopateon 25 July 1933. The principal consecrator was Thomas Williams, Archbishop of Birmingham, and the principal co-consecrators were John McNulty, Bishop of Nottingham, and Joseph Butt, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster.

He died in office on 14 November 1939, aged 65, and was buried at Belmont Abbey, Herefordshire.

P740 · Person · 1927-2012

Known as "Fr Peter" as his parishioners could not pronounce his Dutch name.

1927: 15 November, born, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
1969: ordained
1971/72: Our Lady Help of Christians, Luton
1972/74: St Gregory the Great, Northampton
1974-1978: Assistant priest at Leighton Buzzard
-1982: PP at Whittlesey
1982-: PP at Cambridge
1991: 30 September, appt. KON (Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau) (Dutch: "Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau")
1987-2001: PP at Woodbridge
2012: died (buried at sea)

P729 · Person · 1851-1900

1851: born
1883?: ordained
1885-1887: PP in Bedford
1887-[?] PP at King’s Lynn
1900: died

"George Wrigglesworth was born in Hull on St George's Day 1851, the son of John and Jane Wrigglesworth, both of whom had been received into the Church shortly before his birth. Thought to be in some danger, George was baptised on the day of his birth in the Church of St Charles, Hull. After his primary education, he was apprenticed to a Catholic chemist at Barton on Humber, where for many years he served in the sanctuary of the little chapel there. At the age of sixteen he wrote a pamphlet entitled "Proofs of the Real Presence drawn from the Protestant Bible" for the instruction of his non-Catholic friends. After completing his apprenticeship and passing the examinations of the Pharmaceutical Society he started to study for the medical profession. At the age of 23, however, he decided to abandon his medical studies and to study for the priesthood. In 1874 he went to St Edmund's College, Douay and then, in 1877, to the English College in Rome. Ordained priest at the Basilica of St John Lateran by Cardinal Monaco on 19 May 1883 he returned to England. His first appointment was the Church of the Holy Apostles in Norwich as assistant to a Father Fitzgerald. From, there he went to his first independent Mission at Wolverton, Bucks in 1884. He was moved again in 1885 to Bedford and, finally, in November 1887 he was appointed to King's Lynn in succession to Father Macdonald." text from PA28-07-04-18.

P657 · Person · 1868-1948

Father Benedict (born William Edward Williamson) in Hackney on June 6th 1868. He studied law and then trained as an architect in the office of Newman & Jacques in Stratford. He was received into the Catholic Church in 1896 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, Mayfair where he took the name Benedict Williamson. For ten years he practised as an architect, working on Farnborough Abbey and St Ignatius Church at Tottenham.
In 1906 he entered Beda College in Rome where he studied for the priesthood, being ordained in 1909. He tried and failed to establish a male branch of the Brigettine Order.
In the First World War he became an RC chaplain on the Western Front with 47th Division from May 1917 and arrived in France in time for the Battle of Messines, posted to a Casualty Clearing Station. He was known, in the 47th Division, by the nickname of “Happy Days” on account of his unquenchable optimism. He was transferred to the 49th Division , 1/5th Duke of Wellington's Regiment, with which he served until after the Armistice. He returned to Southwark diocese, still designing churches. He moved to Rome and continued his association with the Brigettines; wrote a number of books with a religious and spiritual theme. He was an early admirer of Mussolini, remaining in Rome during the war and was involved in Monsignor O'Flaherty's Vatican based help line for allied PoWs and the hiding of the Jews.
He died in Rome in 1948.

P290 · Person · 1946-1958

1946-1958: PP St Mary's, Great Yarmouth
10 February 1888 born in Chislehurst, Kent; 22 November 1958 died in Norwich, Norfolk

P762 · Person · 1920-1943

1920s: Teacher (Prefect of Discipline), St Michael's College, Hitchin
?-1928: Curate at Cambridge
1928-1937: PP at Thetford
1936: serious road accident
~1943: Belmont Abbey, Hereford

P743 · Person · 1948-2016

1948: born, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire
1983: Ordained; Canons Regular of the Lateran
1990-1995: Assistant priest at King's Lynn
1997: incardinated into Diocese of East Anglia
1995-2000: PP at St Felix ,Haverhill
2000-2008: PP at St Joseph' Sheringham
2008-2016: PP at St Anthony of Padua, Fakenham
20016: retired
2016: died

Warrington, John Rev
P034 · Person · 1998

1998: writing as Bishop Smith's Private Secretary

P258 · Person · 1926-2002

1926, November: born
1953: ordained
1965-1968: PP at St Mary's, King's Lynn
1968-1977: PP at All Souls, Peterborough
1978-1982: PP at St Edmund's, Bury St Edmunds
2001: retired from Dereham
2002: Died

P714 · Person · 1806-1889

1806: born on 7 May 1806 at Pocklington, Yorkshire, the eldest of ten children of William Ullathorn and his wife Hannah, née Longstaff.
1831: ordained
1847: Vicar Apostolic of the Western District
1850: first Bishop of Birmingham
1889: died

Twist, Gordon Rev SDS
P562 · Person · 1994

1986: Professed
1992: Ordained
1994-7: Priest-in-Charge at Burnham Market

P772 · Person · 1895-1962

1895: born
1933: married Dorothy Evelyn Herbert
1939-1949: Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards
1954: Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk
1962: died

A researcher and author on Recusant Catholic families in England and Wales. Served in the Army and attained the rank of Brigadier. Chairman of the Catholic Records Society for 15 years. Justice of the Peace.

The Daily Mail
CB288 · Corporate body · 1896-

The Daily Mail is a tabloid newspaper and online news source published in London. Founded in 1896, it is the UK’s highest-circulated daily newspaper. Its sister paper The Mail on Sunday was launched in 1982, while Scottish and Irish editions of the daily paper were launched in 1947 and 2006 respectively. Content from the paper appears on the MailOnline website, although the website is managed separately and has its own editor.

The paper is owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust.

T H Nice & Co Ltd
CB331 · Corporate body · -1972

1972: Advance notice of ceasing to Trade in Thetford

P505 · Person · 1927-2017

1927: born New York State, USA
1952: profession of final vows, Franciscan Friars
1955: ordained
1968-1974: Educational Director, St Francis Priory, London
1974-1977: Hengrave Hall, Bury St Edmunds
1979- : Lynford
1983-1989: Director, The Graymoor Ecumenical Insitute, New York
1991: Diocesan Ecumenical Officer, Diocese of Arundel & Brighton
1999: retired
2002-2007: Community Ecumenical Committee, Graymoor
2017: died

[Biography, 2019 Diocesan Year Book pg 59]

P289 · Person · 1941-1946

20 March 1878: born in Bath, Somerset; died 14 July 1949 in Boscombe, Hampshire
1941-46: Parish Priest at St Mary's Great Yarmouth

7/04/1916 appointed CF 4th Class (temp), 28/10/1918 appointed CF 3rd Class (temp). Served in France. Deputy Assistant Principal Chaplain. Wounded 7/10/1916, MC (Military Cross); 1 x MID (Mentioned in Dispatches), demobilised 21/01/1920.
Jesuit chaplain, Fr John Stratton, was awarded the Military Cross on 14 November 1916 for gallant conduct during the fighting of 15 and 16 September. He was decorated ‘for tending the wounded with great courage and skill under heavy fire. He has on many previous occasions displayed the greatest bravery’. He had been in France since February 1916 with 12th Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry. He had been invalided with trench fever for part of June and July but by September he was back at the Front. On 7 October a shell landed on to his mess. Providentially no one was killed but Fr Stratton was extricated unconscious from the debris with several wounds.
(from the Stoneyhurst War Record p.394 and The Tablet, 28 Oct and 25 November 1916) quoted in ‘Priests in Uniform’ by Dr James Hagerty KSG (Gracewing; 2018).