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Frederick Charles Husenbeth

HUSENBETH, Frederick Charles. b. Bristol, 30 May 1796; d. Costessey, Norfolk, 31 October 1872. The son of a wine merchant who had originated from Germany, he was educated at Sedgley Park School, a Roman Catholic school near Wolverhampton (1803-10), before entering his father’s firm. After three years he decided to become a priest: he returned briefly to Sedgley Park (1813), and thence to St Mary’s College, Oscott (1814). He was ordained in 1820. After a short period as a Catholic missioner at Stourbridge, Worcestershire, he was sent to Costessey Hall, Norfolk, as chaplain to Sir George Jerningham (July 1820). Instead of living at the Hall he lived in a cottage in the village, and ministered...

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