Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Barrow, Thomas

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BARROW, THOMAS (1747–1813), Jesuit, was born at Eccleston near Preston on 17 Sept. 1747, and educated at St. Omer. He entered the Society of Jesus at Watten in 1764. After the temporary suppression of the society in 1773 he rendered great services to the new English Academy at Liège, and subsequently to Stonyhurst College. At the peace of Amiens he was sent to Liège to look after the property of his brethren, as well as the interests of the nuns of the Holy Sepulchre (now settled at New Hall, Chelmsford). He died at Liège on 12 June 1813. Dr. Oliver calls him a prodigy of learning, but the only published specimens of his erudition are two sets of verses in Hebrew and Greek, in honour, respectively, of the Prince-Bishop of Liège, Francis Charles de Velbruck (1772), and Francis Anthony de Mean, the last Prince-Bishop of Liège (1792).

[Oliver's Collectanea S.J.50; Foley's Records, vii. 36.]

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