Ullathorne, Bernard

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Ullathorne, Bernard Gender: M
William Bernard Ullathorne
born on 7 May 1806 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Pocklington, England, 53n56, 0w46
Timezone LMT m0w46 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 15°57' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 07°42 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 21°10'


English Roman Catholic prelate.

In 1823, Ullathorne entered the monastery of Downside Abbey, taking the vows in 1825. He was ordained priest in 1831, and in 1833 went to New South Wales as vicar-general to Bishop William Morris (1794–1872), whose jurisdiction extended over the Australian missions. Ullathorne returned to Britain in 1836, and after another visit to Australia, settled in England in 1841, taking charge of the Roman Catholic mission at Coventry.

On the re-establishment of the hierarchy in England, he became the first Roman Catholic Bishop of Birmingham. During his nearly four decades of tenure at the see 67 new churches, 32 convents and nearly 200 mission schools were built. In 1888 he retired and received from Pope Leo XIII the honorary title of archbishop of Cabasa.

He died on 21 March 1889.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "From Cabin-boy to Archbishop: The Autobiography of Archbishop Ullathorne" by William Bernard Ullathorne (1941), p. 1: "I was born at Pocklington in Yorkshire in the year 1806, on the 7th of May, as the old Bible entry used to tell me, at six o'clock in the morning."


  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Roman Catholic prelate)