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Robert Butts; fl 1733-1738; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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  • fl 1733-1738

Educated at Bury School, Suffolk, and at Trinity College, Cambridge. Presented to his own church at Ickworth, Suffolk. Dean of Norwich 10 April 1753. Nominated 17 January 1733, elected Bishop of Norwich 20 January 1732? Consecrated at Bow Church 25 February 1733. Translated to Ely 27 June 1738.

Archibald Ean Campbell; 1856-1921; clergyman; Castle Rising, Norfolk, Roydon, Norfolk, and Perth, Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland

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  • 1856-1921

Archibald Ean Campbell (1856-1921), son of Colonel Walter Campbell of Skipness, graduated from Clare College, Cambridge in 1876. He was ordained deacon at Oxford in 1881 and was priested in 1882. After serving as curate of Aberdare, South Wales, 1881-1885, he became rector of Castle Rising with Roydon, 1885-1891, and vicar of All Souls, Leeds, 1891-1901. He was provost of St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth, 1901-1904, and served as Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway from 1904 until his death in 1921.

Robert Cannon; 1663-1722; clergyman; Bexwell, Norfolk, and Westminster, London

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  • 1663-1722

Son of John and Marie Cannon. Graduate of King's College, Cambridge, taking his BA in 1685 and becoming a doctor of divinity in 1707. Ordained deacon in London in 1685, he was rector of Bexwell in Norfolk, 1707-1708, and archdeacon of Norfolk, 1707-1721. In 1715, he became prebend of Westminster and in 1721, prebendary and dean of Lincoln. A low churchman, he had a reputation for sceptical views on religion and was involved in several ecclesiastical controversies, including defending the Arian William Whiston, who was censored for heresy by convocation in 1711.

Kenneth William Brown; 1909-1974; clergyman; Runcton Holme, South Runcton, Terrington St John and Watlington, Norfolk

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  • 1909-1974

Kenneth William Brown graduated in 1932 from Jesus College, Oxford with a first class honours degree in chemistry. After teaching chemistry for a few years, he trained at Edinburgh Theological College, was made a deacon in 1939 and was priested in 1940. He served as a supernumerary in the diocese of Moray 1940-1943, before becoming rector of St John the Evangelist, Inverness 1943-1949 and then of Barrowden with Wakerley, Northants. 1949-1954. Moving to Norfolk in 1954, he held the benefice of Terrington St John until 1957. He was rector of Watlington and of South Runcton with Runcton Holme and Wallington 1957-1974. Kenneth Brown was well known in Norfolk for his work with the Scouting movement and was District Commissioner for the Downham Market District for some years.

Thomas Brown; ?-1445; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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  • ?-1445

Doctor of law. Dean of Salisbury in July 1431. Consecrated Bishop of Rochester at Canterbury Cathedral 1 May 1435. In 1439 he was sent as ambassador to the king of France to make peace between the English and the French. Transferred from Rochester, prov. 19 September 1436, temporalities 16 February 1437. Buried in the upper part of the nave at Norwich Cathedral. Left money in his will to be given to poor scholars of his diocese. Died 6 December 1445 at Hoxne, Suffolk.

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