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Recusancy, from the Latin recusare, was the state of those who refused to attend Anglican services during the history of England, Wales and Ireland. The term was first used to refer to people, known as recusants, who remained loyal to the pope and the Roman Catholic Church and did not attend Church of England services.
Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, of Chudleigh in the County of Devon, is a title in the Peerage of England. It was created in 1672 for Thomas Clifford. The title was created as "Clifford of Chudleigh" rather than simply "Clifford" to differentiate it from several other Clifford Baronies previously created for members of this ancient family, including the Barony of de Clifford (1299), which is extant but now held by a branch line of the Russell family, having inherited through several female lines.
East Lulworth is a village and civil parish nine miles east of Dorchester, near Lulworth Cove, in the county of Dorset, South West England. It consists of 17th-century thatched cottages. The village is now dominated by the barracks of the Royal Armoured Corps Gunnery School who use a portion of the Purbeck Hills as a gunnery range. In 2013 the estimated population of the civil parish was 160.
The Seal of the State of Colorado is an adaptation of the territorial seal which was adopted by the First Territorial Assembly on November 6, 1861. The only changes made to the territorial seal design being the substitution of the words, "State of Colorado" and the figures "1876" for the corresponding inscriptions on the territorial seal. The first General Assembly of the State of Colorado approved the adoption of the state seal on March 15, 1877. The Colorado Secretary of State alone is authorized to affix the Great Seal of Colorado to any document whatsoever.
Hugh Charles Clifford, 7th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh was a British peer. He inherited the title from his father on 29 April 1831.
Lulworth Castle, in East Lulworth, Dorset, England, situated south of the village of Wool, is an early 17th-century hunting lodge erected in the style of a revival fortified castle, one of only five extant Elizabethan or Jacobean buildings of this type. It is listed with Historic England as a Scheduled monument. It is also Grade I listed. The 18th-century Adam style interior of the stone building was devastated by fire in 1929, but has now been restored and serves as a museum. The castle stands in Lulworth Park on the Lulworth Estate. The park and gardens surrounding the castle are Grade II listed with Historic England.
The Weld family may refer to an ancient English family, to their possible relations in New England, an extended family of "Boston Brahmins", or to their Irish or Antipodean relations. An early record of a Weld holding public office, is of the High Sheriff of London in 1352, William. In the 16th and 17th centuries people called Weld and living in Cheshire began to travel and to settle in the environs of London, in Shropshire, in Suffolk and thence in the American Colonies, and in Dorset. While the Welds of England had adopted Protestantism, the exception were all three sons of Sir John Weld of Edmonton who married into elite recusant families thus reverting, with their descendants, to Roman Catholicism. The noted Catholic Weld lineage unbroken till the new Millenium is that of Lulworth Castle in Dorset.
William Stourton, 18th Baron Stourton (1776–1846) was a Roman Catholic English peer. He is chiefly remembered for the private memoirs of his relative Maria Fitzherbert, the secret wife of King George IV, which she dictated to him, and which formed the basis for her first biography, published by his brother Charles Langdale in 1856.
Thomas Weld was an English landowner who renounced his assets to enter the Roman Catholic priesthood. He was consecrated Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal.
The Colleges of St Omer, Bruges and Liège were successive expatriate institutions for the Catholic education run by the Jesuits for English students.
The Weld-Blundell family are a cadet branch, arisen in 1843, of the English Welds of Lulworth. It is an old gentry family which claims descent from Eadric the Wild and is related to other Weld branches in several parts of the United Kingdom, notably from Willey, Shropshire and others in the Antipodes and America. A notable early Weld was William de Welde, High Sheriff of London in 1352, whose progeny moved in and out of obscurity.
Melleray Abbey was a Cistercian monastery, founded about the year 1134. It was situated in Brittany, Diocese of Nantes, in La Meilleraye-de-Bretagne in the vicinity of Châteaubriant.
The Shireburn or Sherburne Baronetcy, of Stonyhurst in the County of Lancaster, was a title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 4 February 1686 for Nicholas Shireburn. His only son predeceased him and the title became extinct on Shireburn's death in 1717. The substantial family estates devolved on his only surviving daughter, Maria Winifred Francisca Shireburn, wife of Thomas Howard, 8th Duke of Norfolk. The Duchess of Norfolk died childless in 1754 when the Shireburn estates passed to the children of her aunt Elizabeth Shireburn, wife of Thomas Weld, of Lulworth. In 1794 the Welds donated the Stonyhurst estate to the English Jesuits whose school on the continent was in danger due to the French Revolutionary Wars, and it became the seat of a Catholic school, Stonyhurst College.
Weld is a surname.
St Michael and St John the Evangelist Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England. It is situated on Lowergate road close to the centre of the town. It was endowed in 1799 by the great Catholic philanthropist, Thomas Weld, and staffed by members of the Society of Jesus. When the original building became St Michael and St John's Catholic Primary School in 1850, the church moved next-door to the school. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.
Thomas Bartholomew Weld (1750-1810), known as Thomas Weld of Lulworth Castle, was a member of the English Catholic gentry, landowner, philanthropist and bibliophile. He was connected to many of the leading Catholic families of the land, such as the Bodenhams, Cliffords, Erringtons, Petres and Stourtons. He proved to be a great benefactor of the Society of Jesus in England in their educational and pastoral endeavours, as timely donor of his Stonyhurst estate in 1794. He was also a benefactor to other Roman Catholic religious and clergy. He was a personal friend of King George III. His sister-in-law was Maria Fitzherbert. After the French Revolution he hosted refugee remnants of the French royal family at his castle. He was the builder, in 1786, of the first Roman Catholic place of worship in England after the Protestant reformation.
Alfred Weld S. J. was an English Jesuit priest, professor of Science and Director of Stonyhurst Observatory. While working at the observatory, he welcomed in 1848 the Italian refugee Jesuit, Angelo Secchi, who went on to be a pioneer in Astronomy. Weld was ordained in 1854. After briefly managing St Marys Hall in Lancashire, he became Novice Master at Manresa House, Roehampton. During this period, in 1862, he was the founding editor of the Jesuits' in-house magazine, Letters and Notices and ensured the The Month was edited by the Society. It was his desire to foster a community of writers. The anonymous author of his obituary in Letters and Notices, wrote: “It is no exaggeration then to say that the literary work of the Province, so promising, so prolific, and so fruitful of good which has marked the last thirty years, is in great measure due to the initiatif and large-minded encouragement of Father Weld.” It was during Weld's time at the helm that the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins was welcomed into the Society.
Edward Weld was a British recusant landowner.
Edward Weld was a wealthy English gentleman landowner and member of an old recusant family. He was responsible for initiating the internal Adam style decor and 18th century furnishing of a rare example of an early 17th century mock Jacobean castellated hunting lodge and extensive grounds he had inherited from his father. Weld also came to prominence due to his exposure in two separate legal cases which could have terminated his good standing by challenging his manhood in an ecclesiastical impotency trial and in the latter case, risked his liberty, if not his life, on account of an alleged involvement in the Jacobite rising of 1745. Both cases against him were dismissed.
Humphrey Weld, DL, JP was an English lawyer, member of the Royal household, public official, landowner and property administrator who was elected to the House of Commons for Christchurch in Hampshire in 1661. Weld was a crypto-recusant who kept his religious allegiance secret in order to stay in public office during a turbulent political period in English history. He was appointed Cup-bearer to the Catholic Queen Henrietta Maria 1639-44 and later as Gentleman of the Privy Chamber 1668-85 under her son, Charles II. He served as a magistrate and in numerous other public roles in London, Middlesex, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire and in Dorset, where he was governor of Portland Castle. In 1641 he bought the Lulworth Estate in Dorset where he started the "Lulworth" line of the (recusant) Weld family which has continued for over 350 years.