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Posted By: Nigel Parsons
07-Apr-03 - 04:56 AM
Thread Name: BS: St. Patrick was a Welshman...
Subject: RE: BS: St. Patrick was a Welshman...
This has already been discussed at length in at least This Thread The Wordsworth Dictionary of Saints gives:
"Patrick's exact birthplace is unclear; it is thought to have been somewhere between the mouths of the Severn and the Clyde, but some claim he was born at Bolougne-sur-mer or at Kilpatrick, near Dunbarton.
His father Calpurnius was a Romano-British official and deacon and his grandfather was a Christian priest. He was carried off to slavery in Ireland by a raiding party when 16.