1807 - 1873
Wilberforce, 3rd son. Roman Catholic.He entered Oriel College, Oxford, in 1826, becoming a pupil of Newman; and after taking a brilliant degree became a law-student at Lincoln Inn. Newman persuaded him to leave the law for the Church, and in 1834 he took Anglican orders, becoming successively curate of Bransgrove, Hampshire (1834), vicar of Walmer (1841), and vicar of East Farleigh, Kent (1843). On 15 Sept., 1850, he and his wife were received into the Catholic Church. He then devoted himself to journalism, being proprietor and editor of the "Catholic Standard", afterwards known as the "Weekly Register", from 1854 to 1863. His works were: "The Parochial System", London, 1838; "Reasons for Submitting to the Catholic Church", London, 1851, a pamphlet which ran through several editions and led to much controversy; "Proselytism in Ireland" (London, 1852); "Essay on Some Events preparatory to the English Reformation" (London, 1867); and "The Church and the Empires" (London, 1874). His wife was Mary, daughter of the Rev. John Sargent; they had five sons and four daughters, 4 of whom died between 1841 and 1853..
|Born: Clapham, London, , , England 22nd Sep 1807 ||Baptised: |
|Died: Stroud, Gloucs., , England 23rd Apr 1873 ||Buried: |
|22nd Sep 1807||Born London, England|
|24th Jul 1834||Married |
Wilberforce) 1810 - 1878 Woolavington, Sussex, England
|23rd Apr 1873||Died Stroud, Gloucs., England|