Born in Gateshead, County Durham on 6 August 1871, he was ordained to the priesthood on 27 September 1896. He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle by the Holy See on 18 December 1924. His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 27 January 1925, the principal consecrator was Archbishop Frederick William Keating of Liverpool, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop Joseph Robert Cowgill of Leeds and Bishop Thomas Dunn of Nottingham.
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