Campion, William (DNB00)

CAMPION, alias Wigmore, WILLIAM (1599–1665), jesuit, a native of Herefordshire, entered the Society of Jesus at Watten, near St. Omer, in 1624, and became a professed father in 1640. He was employed on the mission in this country for many years, was rector of St. Francis Xavier's ‘college’ or district (comprising the Welsh missions) in 1655, and afterwards was appointed rector of the House of Tertians, at Ghent, where he died on 28 Sept. 1665. He published anonymously an octavo volume, without place or date, ‘On the Catholic Doctrine of Transubstantiation, against Dr. John Cosin,’ afterwards bishop of Durham.

[Foley's Records, vii 848; Southwell's Bibl. Script. Soc. Jesu, 313; Oliver's Jesuit Collections, 65; Backer's Bibl. des Ecrivains de la Compagnie de Jésus (1869), i. 1031.]

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