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DANELL, JAMES, D.D. (1821–1881), catholic prelate, born in London on 14 July 1821, was educated under Dr. Kenny at his father's house in Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy Square, and afterwards at St. Edmund's College, near Ware. In 1843 he was sent to finish his ecclesiastical studies at St. Sulpice, Paris. He was ordained priest in 1846, and in August of that year he was appointed to the mission of St. George, Southwark. In 1857 he was appointed a canon of Southwark, and in 1862 vicar-general of the diocese. After the death of Dr. Thomas Grant he was appointed by Pius IX to the bishopric of Southwark in January 1871, and he was consecrated on 25 March following at St. George's Cathedral by Archbishop (now Cardinal) Manning. He died on 14 June 1881, and was buried in his cathedral. During his episcopate he added to the diocese seventy-two priests and fifty new missions.

[Men of the Time (1879); Brady's Episcopal Succession, iii. 452; Tablet, 18 June 1881; Catholic Directory (1887), p. 239.]

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