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Catholic Priests in Gloucestershire

To download the document, ‘Catholic Priests in Gloucestershire’ by Richard Barton, please press the link below:


(I) ROMAN CATHOLIC CLERGY LISTS FOR GLOUCESTERSHIRE

(II) MISSIONERS-APOSTOLIC AND MISSIONARY RECTORS OF CHELTENHAM 1799-1998, ASSISTANT PRIESTS 1850-1916

(III) MISSIONERS-APOSTOLIC AND MISSIONARY RECTORS OF GLOUCESTER  1788-1998

(IV) MISSIONERS-APOSTOLIC OF HATHEROP AND MISSIONERS-APOSTOLIC AND PARISH PRIESTS OF FAIRFORD


To download ‘Father Francis (Andrew) Weetman OSF. (1742-1795), an itinerant friar’ – by Sister Francis Agnes Onslow OSC, please press this link. Sister Francis Agnes offers background details to a letter sent by the friar to Bishop Sharrock in 1782.


To download ‘Clergy entries in the Laity Directories and Catholic Directories for the County of Gloucestershire 1812-1860’ press the link below:


For a list of bishops in full communion with the Holy See who have had pastoral
oversight for the City of Gloucester see:


One comment on “Catholic Priests in Gloucestershire

  1. Richard Barton
    March 20, 2019

    BECKFORD MISSION

    From Yvonne:

    I wonder if you could help me please?

    I am doing some research on some of the Giffard family of Nercwys, Flintshire, Wales and a Monsieur Le Tellier visits them at irregular times and I just wonder whether he was a Catholic priest. The family had a Catholic chapel in their home and various priests lived with the family around the period of the French revolution. The years I think Monsieur Le Tellier was visiting the family were between 1807-1831. Could you please tell me where I could find more information about this priest please. He is in your list for Beckford in 1815. Thank you for your help.

    Reply:

    Hi Yvonne,

    Dom Aidan Bellenger wrote an article entitled ‘Exiled French Clergy in Glos & N. Avon’ for Issue 9 of the Journal of the Gloucestershire and North Avon Catholic History Society (Spring 1989)

    ‘Beckford, on the borders of Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, had at least three resident French priests at the latter end of the emigration period which ran in its full flood from 1792-1815. One, mentioned by George Oliver in his Collections (1857), was Christophe Louvel of the Rouen Diocese. A second, an abbé Letellier is recorded as having conducted a baptism at Tewkesbury in October 1814 (Cheltenham Register). In 1815, the year of Waterloo, Father Birdsall, the Benedictine founding father of the Cheltenham mission, tells us that a ‘Revd Mr Le Tellier left Beckford and returned to France … he is the Pastor of Biennais, near Rouen’ (Birdsall’s Diary). Le Tellier was a common name among the Norman clergy and I have discovered eighteen of that name in English exile – (Bellenger, p 248). Three of them, Francois Joseph Robert (1760-1825), Jacques Antoine (1752-1819) and Jean Philibert we’re from the Archdiocese of Rouen. I tend to think it was the first of these, Francois Joseph, who was at Beckford. Jacques Antoine worked in the north and Jean Philibert is altogether too elusive a character. The third of the French priests at Beckford was …’

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