Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Barlow, Edward (1587-1641)

BARLOW, EDWARD, known as Ambrose (1587–1641), Benedictine monk, son of Alexander Barlow, Esq., of the ancient family of Barlow of Barlow, was born at Manchester in 1587. He received his education at Douay and Valladolid. Afterwards he assumed, at Douay, the habit of St. Benedict, and was professed near St. Malo on 5 Jan. 1615–6. Being sent on the English mission, he exercised his priestly functions in Lancashire for about twenty years. At length he was tried, and condemned as a catholic priest unlawfully abiding in England, and executed at Lancaster Castle 10 Sept. 1641. He was brother of Dr. Rudesind Barlow [q. v.]

[Challoner's Missionary Priests (1803), ii. 91; Dodd's Church Hist. iii. 100; Weldon's Chronological Notes, 183, App. 8; Oliver's Catholic Collections relating to Cornwall, &c., 500; Granger's Biog. Hist. of England, ii. 384.]

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