Hatton, Edward (DNB00)


HATTON, EDWARD (1701–1783), Dominican friar, born in 1701, was probably the son of Edward Hatton, yeoman, of Great Crosby, Lancashire. He was educated in the Dominican college at Bornheim, near Antwerp, and on being professed in 1722 took the name, in religion, of Antoninus. After teaching for some years he was ordained priest, and sent to the English mission in 1730. He officiated as chaplain to several gentlemen in Yorkshire, and in 1749 went to assist Father Thomas Worthington at Middleton Lodge, near Leeds. That mission he subsequently removed to Stourton Lodge, a few miles distant. In 1754 and again in 1770 he was elected provincial of his order. In 1776 he started the mission at Hunslet, near Leeds, but died at Stourton Lodge on 23 Oct. 1783.

He wrote:

  1. ‘Moral and Controversial Lectures upon the Christian Doctrines and Christian Practice. By E. H.,’ no place or date, 8vo, pp. 339.
  2. ‘Memoirs of the Reformation of England; in two parts. The whole collected chiefly from Acts of Parliament and Protestant historians, by Constantius Archæophilus,’ London, 1826, and again 1841, 8vo.

[Gillow's Bibl. Dict.; Catholic Miscellany, v. 290; Palmer's Obituary Notices of the Friar-Preachers, p. 18; Oliver's Catholic Religion in Cornwall, p. 458.]

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