Brown, George Hilary (DNB00)

BROWN, GEORGE HILARY D.D. (1786–1856), catholic prelate, born 13 Jan. 1786, was educated at St. Cuthbert's College, Ushaw, where he became vice-president and professor of theology. Afterwards he was missioner at Lancaster. On the partition of the northern district he was appointed vicar-apostolic of the Lancashire district by Pope Gregory XVI and was consecrated at on 24 Aug. 1840 with the title of bishop of Tloa 'in partibus infidelium,' On the restoration of the hierarchy by Pius IX in 1850 he was translated to the newly erected see of Liverpool, in which town he died on 25 Jan. 1856

[Catholic Directory (1885), 59, 159; Weekly Register 2 Feb. 1856.]

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