Item 19 - Bishop Cary-Elwes to Abbot Kindersely: Sr Monica decision; Fr Pillot; Gillingham Hall

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GB ARCHON 2913 PA03-a-01-01-19


Bishop Cary-Elwes to Abbot Kindersely: Sr Monica decision; Fr Pillot; Gillingham Hall


  • 6 December 1930 (Creation)

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1 page; 2 sides; headed; typescript

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(5 February 1868 (born) to 1 May 1932 (died))

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Born: Nice, France on 5 February 1868
Parents: Valentine Dudley Henry Cary Elwes & (second) wife Alice Geraldine née Ward
Ordained: 30 May 1896
Bishop: Diocese of Northampton from 21 November 1921 to 1 May 1932; consecration 15 December 1921 [principal consecrator was Cardinal Francis Bourne, Archbishop of Westminster, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop Arthur Doubleday of Brentwood and Bishop Thomas Dunn of Nottingham]
Dies: 1 May 1932, aged 64,
Buried: Great Billing, Northamptonshire

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RCDEA Archives

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Rome's decision on Sr Monica took time with three abbots and a Bishop against the move.
Outlines some family difficulties within Gillingham Hall not being helped by Fr Pillot's abusive letter to the Colonel. Glad to see the end of the line of foreign priests at Gillingham and with the removal of Fr Pillot the tyranny has come to an end. "A sad business."

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