Thomas John Francis Strickland

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Thomas John Francis Strickland
Bishop of Namur
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Thomas John Francis Strickland, 1724 engraving
Diocese Namur
See St Aubin's
In office1727—1740
Predecessor Ferdinand de Berlo de Brus
Successor Paul-Godefroi de Berlo de Franc-Douaire
Orders
Consecration12 May 1669
Personal details
Bornc. 1682
Died1740
Parents Sir Thomas Strickland and Winifred Trentham
Alma mater College of Sorbonne

Thomas John Francis Strickland, known as Abbé Strickland (c.1682–1740) was an English Roman Catholic bishop of Namur and doctor of the Sorbonne.

Biography

He was the fourth son of Sir Thomas Strickland of Sizergh and his second wife, Winifred Trentham, daughter and co-heiress of Sir Christopher Trentham of Rocester Abbey. He was brought up in France, where his family had fled at the Glorious Revolution. His father died at Rouen in 1694. He graduated from the English College, Douai, in 1712, and then went to England.

He lived in London for some years, where he endeavoured to effect reconciliation between the English Catholics and the government, but unsuccessfully. All he achieved was the enmity of the Old Pretender and his exiled Court. Notwithstanding his family's long record of loyalty to the Stuarts and the Church, they attacked him as an enemy of the Catholic faith. Strickland in return denounced the Pretender's bigotry.

Strickland was made bishop of Namur in 1727. He resided at Rome for some years as agent of the English government, and was employed by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, who had a high personal regard for him, sent him in 1734 on a mission to England in connection with a vain attempt to create war with France. [1]

He died in Namur in 1740 and was buried in the Cathedral.

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References

  1. Lee, Sidney, ed. (1898). "Strickland, Thomas John Francis"  . Dictionary of National Biography . 55. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Ferdinand de Berlo de Brus
Bishop of Namur
17271740
Succeeded by
Paul-Godefroi de Berlo de Franc-Douaire
Attribution

PD-icon.svg  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain : Lee, Sidney, ed. (1903). "Strickland, Thomas John Francis". Index and Epitome. Dictionary of National Biography . Cambridge University Press. p. 1259.