Whitefield, James, Dd

Whitefield, James, D.D.

a Roman Catholic prelate, wis born in Liverpool, England, November 3, 1770. Having received a good education he engaged for some time in mercantile pursuits, but abandoned this work for the study of divinity which he prosecuted under Dr. Ambroise Marechal. He was ordained a priest in 1809, settled in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1817 as minister of St. Peter's Church, and succeeded Dr. Marechal as archbishop of Baltimore May 25, 1828. He died at Baltimore, October 19, 1834.

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