James Chadwick

CHADWICK, James. b. Drogheda, Ireland, 24 April, 1813; d. Newcastle upon Tyne, 14 May 1882. From an old Catholic family, he was educated at Ushaw College, near Durham, where he also studied for the priesthood (ordained 1836). After a period of teaching at Ushaw, he became one of a community of priests at Wooler, Northumberland, acting as a missioner, before returning to Ushaw in 1857. He was appointed as the second bishop of Hexham and Newcastle in 1866: during his tenure of office the diocese enjoyed a notable period of expansion and success. As a young man he had (according to ODNB) published anonymously Barabbas, a Jewish Tale and other poems (1834), and he later edited Coelum...

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