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This Work is issued by Subscription, and is not on 
sale at the Booksellers; but any person sending the 
Subscription of 12/6 to the Author, Rev. J. B. Leslie, 
Kilsaran Rectory Castlebellingham ; or to William 
Tempest, J. P., Printer and Publisher, Dundalk, will obtain 
a copy post free. 










Rector of Kilsaran, 

Author of the " History of Kilsaran," Etc. 

With a Map of the Diocese 


View of Armagh Cathedral. 




Commen&aton) tRote 


fbie (Brace tbc %ovt> iprimatc 

" The Pdace^ 

Armagh, Feb. 21, 1911. 
" / have the greatest possible pleasure in commending 
the persevering and painstaking work of the Rev. James B. 
Leslie in the compilation of the History of the Clergy and 
Parishes in the Diocese of Armagh. 

Far too little interest has hitherto been taken in such 
valuable antiquarian research; and my friend Mr. Leslie is 
well qualified by diligent and accurate scholarship to produce 
such a book, both readable and of general interest. 
I anticipate for it a wide circle of readers. 


Primate and A rchbishop. ' ' 
— •*• — 


The printing of this book having been almost completed before 
the Election of the Primate, it was not possible to include in the 
List of Primates, at foot of page 6, more than Dr. Crozier's name. 
The following particulars are therefore given here instead : — 

1911— John Baptist Crozier, T.C.D. B.A. (Jun. Mod. Eth. & 
IvOg.) 1872 ; M.A. 1875 : B.D. and D.D. 1888 ; Downes Prize 
1875 ; Div. Test, (i) 1876 ; Prizes in Heb. and Irish ; Presi- 
dent Philos. Soc. and Auditor Theol. Soc. ; ord. D. 1876; P. 
1877; C. St. Stephen's, Belfast 1876-7; C. St. Anne's Parish, 
Belfast, 1877-80 ; V. Holywood 1880-97 ; Preb. of Down 
Cath. 1889-97 ; Canon of St. Patrick's, Dublin, 1896-7 ; 
Domestic and Exam. Chapl. to Primate Knox 1885-93 ; 
Chapl. to Bp. (Welland) of Down 1892-7 ; Chapl. to Ld. 
Lieut. 1891-7 ; Hon. Sec. Dio. Synod of Down and Connor 
1892-7 ; Hon. Sec. General Synod, 1896-7 ; consecrated Bp. 
of Ossory Nov. 30, 1897 ; translated to Down, &c., on 
election by Synod, 3 Sep., 1907; elected Primate in St. 
Patrick's National Cathedral (Dublin) by Bench of Bishops 
Feb. 2, 1911 ; enthroned at Armagh, St. Patrick's Day 
(17th March), 1911. 

Born 8th April 1853, eldest son of Rev. Baptist Barton 
C, B.A., of Rockview, Co. Cavan, 7th son of John Crozier, 
J. P., Gortra House, Co. Fermanagh. (For pedigree, see The 
Visitation of Ireland, Howard and Crisp, privately printed.) 
Married 12 Sep., 1877, Alice Isabella, 3rd dau. of Rev. John 
W. Hackett, M.A., of St. James's, Bray, Co. Dublin, and 
has issue (i) Baptist Barton, Capt. R.A. ; (2) Rev. John 
Winthrop, M.A., C. St. Anne's, Dublin; (3) Mervyn Paken- 
ham ; and a dau. Alice Maud, m. Charles son of Sir Algernon 
Coote, Bart., H.M.L., Queen's County. 

(Whom God long preserve.) 





THE aim of this work has been to give Succession Lists 
of the Clergy of the Church of Ireland in the Diocese 
of Armagh from the earliest possible period, together with 
biographical and genealogical information under each name, 
and historical notes about each parish, so that it might be 
readable and of general interest. References to the sources 
of information have, as a rule, been given : this being a 
prominent feature of the book. 

Few persons can form an adequate conception of the 
immense labour and research involved in the work. The 
names in the Index, though of Clergy alone, number over 
2,400. The Diocese of Armagh is rich in manuscript material 
for such research, as can be seen from the List of Authorities 
used. The connection of Bishop Reeves with the Diocese was 
to it a veritable endowment ; for, although he published little 
concerning it, he left behind him many manuscripts, in his 
beautifully concise writing, full of information for a Diocesan 
historian. If he were alive to-day, no one would be more 
delighted, I believe, at the issue of such a book than Bishop 
Reeves, at whose hands I received Deacon's Orders. 

The preparation of this work was first suggested to me 
by one to whom I have been much indebted during the past 
eleven years for help — ^parochial as well as literary — un- 
grudgingly rendered, — namely, Mr. John Ribton Garstin, D.L,., 
Past Pres. R.S.A.I. and V.P. R.I. A., who was associated 
with Dr. Brady in the compilation of his Records of Cork, 
Cloyne and Ross and with Archdeacon Cotton in the pre- 
paration of his Fasti. Mr. Garstin (who contributes an 
Appendix), kindly revised my manuscript and corrected the 
proofs ; and his accurate scholarship and extensive knowledge 
of antiquities and of family history kept me from making 
many mistakes. To him also I and my readers are indebted 

vi. Preface. 

for the View of Armagh Cathedral, taken from Ware's Works, 

and for the loan of the rare Map of the Diocese reproduced 
as a frontispiece. 

I have also to thank Rev. H. J. Lawlor, D.D., Professor 
of Ecclesiastical History, T.C.D., who revised part of my 
manuscript and read the proofs, suggesting many corrections 
and improvements. Dr. I<awlor is engaged in the preparation 
of a Calendar of the Ancient Armagh Registers, which, 
when published, will be a boon to all interested in Irish Church 
History. Rev. C. K. Irwin, B.D., Diocesan Registrar (who 
placed at my disposal his own MS. Succession List), Rev. H. B. 
Swanzy, M.A. (to whom I am indebted for much genealogical 
information, &c.), and Mr. Tenison Groves, B.A., Record 
Agent (who has given me much help regarding the Common- 
wealth period), also kindly read and corrected the proofs. 

My thanks are also due to Mr. James Mills, Deputy 
Keeper, and Mr. H. F. Berry, D.Ivitt., Assistant Deputy 
Keeper, and the Officials of the Public Record Office for 
faciUties for research in that office; to the Board of Armagh 
Public Library for facilities in consulting MSS., and to Rev. 
Precentor Morgan, LL.D., Keeper, and Rev. C. Paris, M.A., 
Assistant Librarian of that Library ; to the Librarian and 
Assistants in the Library of T.C.D., the National Library, 
and the British Museum ; to Mr. C. H. Miller, M.A., Assistant 
Registrar T.C.D. ; to Rev. C. T. M'Cready, D.D., for assistance 
rendered in the office of R.C.B. ; to the late Dr. Francis Crossle, 
of Newry, who kindly copied for me from his Collection of 
Northern Newspapers all references to Armagh Clergy in them 
since 1750 ; to Colonel G. H. Johnston, of Kilmore, for copies 
of his Pedigree Collection relating to Armagh Clergy ; to 
Major R. R. G. Crookshank, for correcting some of the proofs 
and for genealogical information. 

My brethren, the Clergy of the Diocese of Armagh, 
as a rule, were helpful to me, and granted me facilities 
for research in their Parish Registers and Vestry Books. 

Preface. vii. 

In this connection my thanks are due to the following : — 
Ven. the Archdeacon of Armagh, D.D. ; Very Rev. the 
Dean of Armagh, B.D. ; Revs. F. S. Aldhouse, M.A. ; 
E. F. Allworthy, M.A. ; J. W. Auchmuty, M.A. ; T. J. Bayly, 
M.A. ; C. H. Bewick, Canon P. Bookey, M.A. ; T. Carey, M.A. ; 
E. B. Christie, A. Daniel, C. Dempsey, M.A. ; A. Dowds, 
J. F. Fairbanks, M.A. ; A. Fitzgerald, M.A. ; Canon I^ockett 
Ford, M.A. ; Canon R. M. P. Freeman, M.A. ; C. L. Garnett, 
M.A. ; J. Hamilton, B.A. ; R. S. G. Hamilton, M.A. ; Chancellor 

E. W. Hobson, M.A. ; W. Hogarth ; E. F. Hutchings, M.A. ; 
A. S. Irwin, M.A. ; Canon N. H. James, D.D. ; J. Jennings, 
B.D. ; W. F. Johnson, M.A. ; J. H. Kelly, M.A. ; F. H. Kinch, 
T. Kingsborough, Canon LI. P. T. Ledoux, B.D. ; G. W. C. 
Iv'Estrange, M.A., (who is bringing out a History o! the 
Union of Charlestown) ; G. W. Lindsay, M.A. ; J. Macartney, 
R. M'Cracken, M.A. ; J. M'Endoo, M.A. ; D. M'C. M'Ferran, 
B.D. ; W. P. Magee, M.A. ; A. E. Malone, B.A.; P. Marks, 
B.D. ; S. Mayes, B.A. ; E. A. Nelson, M.A. ; F. G. Nelson, 
J. Orr, B.D. ; J. Richey, M.A. ; H. G. W. Scott, M.A. ; W. E. R. 
Scott, M.A. ; J. R. Sides, M.A. ; R. R. Thacker, M.A.; Treasurer 

F. Tichborne, M.A. ; H. Todd, B.A. ; C. R. Williams. In 
some cases no local help was forthcoming. My thanks are 
further due to the following — viz., The Lord Bishop of Cork, 
D.D. ; Revs. Canon S. C. Annstrong, M.A. ; Canon Lett, M.A., 
M.R.I. A. ; Canon G. Mahaffy, M.A. ; R. J. Merrin, M.A. ; 
W. Ball- Wright, M.A. ; W. J. Latimer, M.A. ; and T. Gogarty, 
C.C. To Colonel M. Carpendale, Colonel T. J. Jones, Captain 
Lowry, V.L. ; F. Elrington BaU, Esq., M.R.I.A. ; W. H. 
Maitland, Esq.; J. H, Porter-Hatton, Esq.; Mrs. Ross, Mrs. 
Montgomery, Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Long, Miss M. Brabazon ;, 
Miss A. Maclean, Miss Lee, Miss Sandford, Miss Carpendale, 
and many others. 

Considerable care has been taken to have the information 
included herein as accurate as possible ; yet no doubt errors 
may have crept in. I shall be grateful for any additions 

viii. Preface. 

or corrections sent to me : especially if the encouragement 
accorded to the Work shall warrant a Second Edition or 

Finally, I must heartily thank the subscribers to the 
work — among whom I have the honour to include not onlj'' 
the recently elected Primate of All Ireland and his revered 
Predecessor, but also the Primate of All England, and many 
other distinguished men. 

The book is noteworthy as a creditable specimen of Irish 
Provincial printing, and evinces not only the skill of the 
printer, but the sound judgment and s)niipathetic care 
bestowed by Mr. Tempest on the work. 

I hope that the book will throw light on the History of 
the Church of Ireland, and be found useful in rescuing from 
oblivion the names of many servants of God, who having 
been faithful in their day and generation, then "fell on sleep." 


KiLSARAN Rectory, 


St. Patrick's Day, 191 i. 


List of Subscribers 

List of Principal Authorities used and Abbreviations 
Index of Abbreviations used in citing Authorities 
Alphabetical list of other Abbreviations 






of Armagh .. 





Dean and Chapter „ 















of MuUabrack 











Representative Canons in St. Patrick's, Dublin 


Clerical Vicars Choral of Armagh 


Succession of Parochial Clergy— Parishes being in 





Diocesan Curates 


Clergy— Unidentified Benefices 


Additions and Corrections .. 


Appendix— viz. : Armagh Public Library 


Armagh Observatory 






Map of the Diocese 


View of Armagh Cathedral, 1739 

Pacing page i. 


His Grace the Most Reverend 




(Three copies). 

ARMAGH, His Grace Dr. W. Alexander, late Archbishop of, 
and Primate of All Ireland, Belton Lodge, Torquay. 

Armagh, The Ven. The Archdeacon of, D.D., The Rectory, 

Armagh, The Very Rev. The Dean of, B.D., Drumcar Rectory, 

Aldhouse, Rev. F. S., M.A., Grammar School, Drogheda. 

All WORTHY, Rev. E. F., M.A., The Rectory, Mullaglass. 

Armstrong, Rev. Canon S. Carter, B.A., Templederry 
Rectory, Templemore. 

AuCHMUTY, Rev. James Wilson, M.A., Rectory, Markethill. 

Balfour, Blayney R. T., Esq., D.L., Townley Hall, Drog- 
heda (3 copies). 

Ball, F. Elrington, Esq., M.R.I.A., Wilton Place, Dublin. 

Ball-Wright, Rev. W., M.A., Osboldwick Rectory, Yorks. 

BAYT.Y, Rev. Thomas Johnston, M.A., The Rectory, Carrick- 
more, Co. Tyrone. 

Bellingham, Sir Henry, Bart., M.A., V.L., Castle Bellingham. 

BissET, Rev. M. Elrington, M.A., Bangor Rectory, Wrexham. 

Black, Joseph, Esq., Customs Office, Bushmills. 

Blacker, Rev. Robert Shapland Carew, M.A., J. P. (for- 
merly Canon of Peterborough), Woodbrook, Enniscorthy. 

Bluett, Rev. R. Tenison, M.A., The Rectory, Carlingford. 

BooKEY, Rev. Canon Pilsworth B., M.A., The Rectory, 

Boothman, Charles T., Esq., B.L., 14 Clarinda Park W. 

Brabazon, The Misses, Holly Court, Blackrock, Co. Dublin 
(2 copies). 

List of Subscribers. xi. 

Bradford, Samuel, Esq., J. P., Jane Ville, Dunleer. 
Brunskill, Rev. Kivas C, M.A., The Rectory, Stewartstown. 
Brunskill, Rev. Thomas Redmond, M.A., St. Mary's Rectory 

Campbell, Rev. Edward Fitzhardinge, M.A., Killyman 

Rectory, Moy. 
CANTERBURY, His Grace The Archbishop of, D.D., The 

Palace, lyambeth. 
Carpendale, Miss, 2 St. Peter's Place, Drogheda. 
Carolin, Rev. Samuel John, M.A., Donabate Vicarage, Co. 

Chambre, John, Esq., i Belgrave Square N., Monkstown, Co. 

Charlemont, Viscount, C. B.,V.L.. Drumcairne, Stewartstown. 
Clarendon, Rev. Precentor T. W., B.D., Maralin Rectory, 

Clinton, Matthew, Esq., Annagassan, Dunleer. 
Close, Major Maxwell A., D.L., Drumbanagher. 
Coke, Mrs., St. German's, Pennsylvania, Exeter. 
CORK, Right Rev. The Lord Bishop of, D.D., The Palace, 

CoRRY, Viscount, D.L., Castlecoole, Enniskillen. 
Crookshank, Major Richard R. G., Sloperton, Kingstown. 
Crqokshank, Robert, Esq., Glenmanus House, Portrush, 
Dames, R. S. Longworth, Esq., M.R.I.A., J. P., 21 Herbert 

Street, Dublin. 
Daniel, Rev. Alfred, Loughgall Rectory, Co. Armagh. 
Dartrey, The Earl of, K.P., D.L., Dartrey, Co. Monaghan. 
Deane, Charles C, Esq., M.D., Loughgall, Co. Armagh. 
De Montmorency, Rev. H. B., B.A., The Deanery, Athlone. 
De Vesci, Viscount, D.L., Abbeyleix, Queen's Co. 
DoLAN, Joseph T., Esq., M.A., Ardee, Co. Louth. 
Dromore, Ven. The Archdeacon of, LL.B., Donaghcloney 

Rectory, Waringstown, Lurgan. 
Drury, Rev. T. W. E., M.A., The Rectory, Rostrevor. 
DuGGAN, Rev. Charles C. W., B.D., St. Peter's Close, 

DuNDAS, Rev.W. Harloe, B.D., Magheragall Rectory, Lisburn 
£WART, Sir William Quartus, Bart., M.A., D.L., Glen- 

machan, Strandtown, Belfast. 

xii. List op Subscribers. 

FiLGATE, TowNLEY F., Esq., Lisrenny, Ardee. 
FitzGeil\ld, Rev. Augustine, M.A., Ravensdale, Dundalk. 
FitzGerald, Mrs. C, Clantilew, Portadown. 
FitzMaurice, Rev. W. Herbert, M.A., The Rectory, Dingle, 

Co. Kerry. 
Fleming, Rev. Canon W. E., M.A., The Rectory, Kilskeery, 

Co. Tyrone. 
Ford, Rev. A. Lockett, M.A., Canon of St. Patrick's, Dublin, 

The Rectory, Ardee. 
Freeman, Rev. Canon R. M. Peile, M.A., CoUon Rectory, 

Garstin, John Ribton, M.A., D.L., V.P.R.I.A., Bragans- 

town, Castlebellingham (4 copies). 
Gibson, Rev. J. George, M.A., The Rectory, Ebchester, 

GoGARTY, Rev. Thomas, C.C, Ardee. 

GosFORD, The Earl of, K.P., H.M.L., Gosford Castle, Markethill. 
Groves, Tenison, Esq., B.A., 33 Mount Merrion Avenue, 

Blackrock, Co. Dublin. 
Guinness, H. S., Esq., Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. 
Hamilton, Rev. R. S. G., M.A., The Rectory, Dundalk. 
Hill, Rev. Hans S., B.A. (the late). The Castle, Ardee. 
HoBSON, Rev. Chancellor E. Waller, M.A., The Rectory, 

Hodges, Figgis & Co. Ltd., Grafton Street, Dublin (3 copies). 
HuTCHiNGS, Rev. Edgar F., M.A., Heynestown Rectory, 

Dundalk (2 copies). 
Irwin, Rev. A. Staples, M.A., Drumglass, Dungannon. 
Irwin, Rev. Charles King, M.A., B.D., Brantry Rectory, 

Iveagh, Viscount, LI^.D., K.P., D.L., 5 Grosvenor Place, 

London, S.W. 
James, Rev. Canon N. H., D.D., Clonfeacle Rectory, Moy. 
Jennings, Rev. John, B.D., Forkill Rectory, Dundalk. 
Johnston, Rev. Arthur J., M.A., B.D., Kilcullen Rectory, 

Newbridge, Co. Kildare. 
Jones, Colonel, T.J., Lisnawilly, Dundalk. 
Kelly, Rev. J. Herbert, M.A., Clonmore Rectory, Dunleer. 
KELLY, W. E., Esq., D.L. (the late), St. Helen's, Westport. 
Kinch, Rev. Frederick Henry, Killeavy Rectory, Newry. 

List of Subscribers. xiii. 

Knox, Hubert T , Esq., M.R.I. A., Westown House, Bitton, 

Latimer, Rev. William Thomas, M.A., F.R.S.A.I., Eglish 

Manse, Dungannon. 
IvAWLOR, Rev H. J., D.D., Professor of Ecclesiastical History 

T.C.D., 32 Palmerston Road, Dublin. 
Ledoux, Rev. Canon, U. P. T., M.A.,B.D., St. Peter's Rectory, 

Drogheda (2 copies). 
ICELAND, H., Esq., 6 Idrone Terrace, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. 
Leslie, Rev. John, B.A., The Rectory, Broomhedge, Maze, 

Leslie, Rev. John Herbert, M.A., B.D., Canon of St. 

Patrick's. Dublin, The Rectory, Clonmel (2 copies). 
L'EsTRANGE, Rev. Guy C. W., M.A., Charlestown Rectory, 

Lethbridge, Mrs. M. G., Ravenscourt, Minehead, Somerset. 
Lett, Rev. Canon Henry William, M.A., M.R.I.A., Agha- 

derg Glebe, Loughbrickland. 
Library, Armagh Public (3 copies). 
Library, T.C.D. 
Library, Belfast (Linenhall). 
Library, Marsh's, Dublin. 
Library, National, of Ireland, Dublin. 
Lonsdale, John Brownlee, Esq., M.P., 13 Princes Gardens, 

London, S.W. 
LowRY, Captain E. L. B., V.L-, Rockdale, Tullyhogue, Co. 

McEndoo, Rev. John, M.A., The Rectory, Tandragee. 
McFerran, Rev. D. McClave, M.A., B.D., Diamond Rectory, 

McKeever, J. G., Esq., Kildemock, Ardee. 
Maclean, Miss Anna, i Vevay Terrace, Bray. 
Madden, Right Hon. Mr. Justice, M.A., LL-D., Vice-Chancellor 

T.C.D. , Nutley, Booterstown. 
Mayes, William, Esq., loi Donegall Street, Belfast. 
Merrin, Rev. Richard J., M.A., The Rectory, Ballivor, 

Co. Meath. 
Miller, Robert, Esq., Ingatestowe, Essex. 
Moffett, Rev. Chancellor B., M,A., The Glebe, Carrick- 

Montgomery, Mrs., Killineer House, Drogheda. 

xiv. List of Subscribers. 

Nelson, Arthur, Esq., J. P., Ardmore, Armagh. 

Nelson, Rev. Ernest Aylward, M.A., The Rectory, Drum- 

Orr, Rev. John, B.D., Cavan. 
Ouinn, Rev. James, C.C, Ballybarrack, Dundalk. 
St. Patrick's, Dublin, Very the Dean of (J. H. Bernard, 

D.D., D.C.L.), The Deanery, St. Patrick's Close, Dublin. 
Sandford, Miss Kate A., Derreen, i8 Pembroke Park,Dublin. 
Seymour, Rev. St. John D., B.D., Donohill Rectory, Cappa- 

white, Co. Tipperary. 
Scott, Rev. A. Douglas, M.A., Aghalee Rectory. Lurgan. 
Scott, Rev. Charles E., M.A., Rushbrooke Rectory, Queens- 
Scott, Rev. H. Gordon W., M.A.; TuUaniskin Rectory, 

Scott, J. W., Esq., M.B., Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. 
Scott, Rev. W. Ernest R., M.A., KilHncoole Rectory, 

Castlebellingham . 
Sides, Rev. John R., M.A., The Rectory, Castlecaulfield, Co. 

Simpson, Col. Thomas. Jun. United Service Club, London, S.W. 
Sloan, Andrew G., Esq., Ballyw^orkan House, Portadown. 
Smith, The Misses, Greenhills, Drogheda. 
Stronge, Sir James H., D.L., Tynan Abbey, Co. Armagh. 
SwANZY, Rev. Henry Biddall, M.A., Onieath Rectory, 

Newrj' (4 copies). 
Taylor, Rev. J. Wallace, LL.D., The Rectory, Emyvale, 

Co. Monaghan. 
Tenison, C. M., Esq., M.R.I.A., B.L., Carisbrook, West 

Byfleet, Surrey. 
Thorp, Eustace, Esq., M.B., Benmore, Greystones. 
TiCHBORNE, Rev. Treasurer Forde, M.A., Tynan Rectory, 

Co. Armagh. 
Todd, Rev. Henry, B.A., The Rectory, Bessbrook (3 copies), 

Traill, Anthony, Esq., LL.D., Provost of Trinity College, 

Vaughan, Rev. George H., M.A., 43 WeUington Place, 

Clyde Road, Dublin. 
Warren, Rcv.Thomas, M.A., 29 Gipsy Hill, Norwood, London. 
Webster, Rev. Charles A., B.D., Rectory, Passage West, Cork. 





(a) Ecclesiastical Records, viz. : — 

Diocesan Registers since 1700, containing records of institutions, 

consecrations, ordinations, &c. . . . . . . jD.jB. 

Royal Visitations: — Visitations of the Clergy made for the Crown, 

of which only those of 1622 and 1633 are extant for Armagh. R.V. 

Visitation Books : — Containing copies of Returns made by the 

Rural Deans at the Bishops Visitations, 1690-1870 V.B. 

Valuation Books : — Containing particulars of improvements of, and 

amounts expended on See and Glebe Houses, &c. . . Vol. Book. 

Parish Registers : — Containing Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 
from 1 Tti. (f-rit., and sometimes Confirmations and school lists. 
N.B. — Some of the Parish Registers are, by Retention Order, 
in custody of the Incumbents of the parishes. . . Par. Reg. 

Parochial Returns : — Copies of the Parish Registers made in an 
Annual Return by each Incumbent under (old) Canon 46. 
These sometimes supply entries where the Registers are not 
extant. The Armagh Returns which are extant for portion 
of the 19th cent, are now neatly bound in volumes and easily 
consulted. . . Paroch. Ret. 

Vestry Books : — These contain Minutes of the Annual Vestries. 
Only a few are in the Record Office— viz., those in which entries 
of Baptism, &c., occur. . . . . . . Vestry Book, 

First Fruit Rolls and Transcripts, containing a yearly return of the 
First Fruits payable into the Exchequer since the Reformation 
by Bishops and Clergy. Some Rolls have been lost, but a 
Transcript of them is in existence. Similar particulars are F.F.R. 
supplied also by Bishops' Returns and, in some cases, by F.F.T. 
Hanaper Rolls. . . . . . . Bishops' Ret. 

Commonwealth Papers : — These are the principal authorities used 
for the period 1649-1660. Particulars concerning them are 
to be found in the 13th Report of the Deputy Keeper, 1881. 
They include (1) Names and Salaries of the Ministers of 
Religion ; (2) Issues of Money to same out of Tithe, &c. ; 
(3) Crown Rental of Tithes, &c. They are indicated in the 
text by the title of the MS. or Book in P.R.O. . , Comm. Papers. 

Deeds, Maps, Miscellaneous Ecclesiastical Collections, &c. 

xvi. Principal Authorities. 

Shaw-Mason's MSS. : — Being materials contributed by the clergy 
for Statistical Surveys of parishes, not included in the three 
Vols, published by W. Shaw-Mason. . . Shaw Mason MSS. 

Livings in Varloos Dioceses :— A MS. in the P.R.O. conUining 
particulars about Crown livings during the 18th and 19th cent. 

(b) State Papers(Irbland)— viz. : — 

Patent Rolls :— The MS. Calendar of the later Patent Rolls has 
been used. Calendars of the earlier Rolls have been published. 
See under Printed Books. . . . . . . . . P.B. 

Memoranda Rolls : — These Rolls often supplement the Patent 
<o 1p. a MS. Repertory of them is available in the Public 
Search Room. . . . . . . . . M.R. 

Plea Rolls :— These relate to causes tried before the early Courts 
of Common Pleas. A MS. Calendar of them in abbreviated 
Latin is accessible in the Search Room. They are being pub- 
lished under the title " Justiciary Rolls." 

Origlnalla and Communia Rolls : — These are few in number and 
indefinite in character. There is a MS. Calendar of them in 
the Public Search Room. . . . . . . Orig. <fc Comm. R. 

Hearth-Money Rolls and Returns : — These practically constitute 
a census of householders giving the names of the inhabitants, 
the number of hearths, and the tax payable for them. The 
Rolls extant are two or three for each county about 1661-9. 
The Returns are of 1764 and 1766 . . . . H.M. Ret. 

Parliamentary Returns :— These consist of Returns of various 
kinds made to the Irish Parliament. Those used in this book 
are from the MS. index to same among the Ecclesiastical Col- 
lection and are chiefly lists of inhabitants of parishes made 
by the Incumbents, or Returns made concerning the state of 
the parish. . . . . . . . . Pari. Rit. 

A Return to the House of Lords, c. 1780, is shown as Ret. to Lords. 

Miscellaneous MSS. :— Correspondence, Dublin Castle, &c. Miscdl. MSS. 

Chancery Bills, Answers and Decrees. 

Calendar of Carte Papers. 


Wills : — Original Wills and transcripts in boimd volumes, except 
recent ones still in the Probate offices. When proved in the 
Prerogative Court of Ireland they are referred to as . . P. Witt. 

These commence from 1536, and an Index of them down to 
1810 was published by Sir Arthur Vicars, Ulster (Dublin: 
Ponsonby, 1897), the preface to which may be usefully con- 

Wills from Armagh ancient Diocesan Registry from 1677, 
from the modem District Registry there, and from that formerly 
existincr at Drogheda from 1691, are quoted as such. 

Consistorial Wills from the old Diocesan Registries and Wills 
from the Countrv District Registries are now collected and 
indexed in the P.R.O. 

Principal Authorities. xvii. 

Wms.— (continued). 

Indexes to the Act or Grant Books (including Marriage 
Licenses) and to Original Wills of the Diocese of Dublin from 
1638 (and earlier) to 1800 and from that to 1858, being appen- 
dixes to the 26th and 30th Reports (1895 and 1899) of the 
Deputy Keeper, P.R.O., have been published, extending to 
1090, and 1160 pp. 

An Irish Record Series, edited by Mr. W. P. W. Phillimore, 
of London, is in course of publication, embracing Calendars 
(i.e.. Indexes of testators' names, with places and dates) of Wills 
and Administrations " for all the Irish Dioceses." These 
apparently exclude the Prerogative Wills — by far the most 
important collection — and those of Dublin Diocese, perhaps 
because already printed as above stated. The two volumes 
already issued (price 10/6 each) are Vol. I. for Ossory, Ferns, 
Leighlin and Kildare, and Vol. II. Cork, Ross and Cloyne. 
These latter with Kildare have already appeared in the publi- 
cations of Local Archaeological Societies. Armagh is yet 
unpublished. Administration lists will be issued separately. 

In a few cases Wills are quoted from a MS. once in the Chief 
Remembrancer's Office Wills, Ch. Bern. Off. 

Marriage Licences . . . . .-. M.L. 

Grand Jury Records, including Crown Books ol Assize, Presentments, &c. 

Inquisitions Post-Mortem, Exchequer and Chancery, &c. j Excheq. Inq. 

\ Chanc, Inq, 


Diocesan Registers, including the Primatial Registers from 1361 
to 1545 (7 vols.), and from 1678-1700. Theri are also copies of 
same. A full account of these may be found in the Preface 
to C.F. vol. iii. ^ .. .. .. D.S. 

MS. Calendar of same, by Bishop Reeves. 

Lodge MS. Succession-Lists of Armagh Clergy, brought up to 
date by Bishop Reeves and Precentor Morgan, LL.D. 
And other MSS. by Bishop Reeves referred to as . . Reeves' M88. 

MS. Notes on Cotton's Fasti, by Bishop Reeves. 

MS. Memoir of the Deans of Armagh, by Bishop Reeves. 

MS. Collection of Records and Pleadings regarding the advowson 
of the Parish of Armagh, by Bishop Reeves. 

Isaac Butler's Tour through Meath, Louth, &c., in 1744 . . Butler's Jour. 


Royal Visitations— copies of .. .. R.V. 

Depositions ol 1641 :— A collection of the Depositions of persons 

who had suffered during the rebellion of 1641 . . Dep. of 1641. 

Other MSS. as indicated by name and Press-mark. 

Matriculation Register, in the Office of the Registrar T.C.D., con- 
taining particulars of Students and their Entrance .. Reg. T. CD. 

xviii. Principal Authorities. 

Walter Harris's MSS. :— . . Harrit MSS. 

Abp. King's Collectanea (being part of the foregoing) . . King's CM. 

Royal Visitations :— Copies of .. .. R.V. 

Other MSS. as Indicated. 


Miscellaneous MSS. relating to Ireland as indicated. 

Ordnance Survey Letters : — Letters on Antiquities, &c,, of parishes 

by the officials about 1836 . . . . . . O.8.L. 

Funeral Entries. These are in course of publication in the Journal 
of Memorials of the Dead, below mentioned. 


MS. Collection relating to various parishes, including Deeds, Maps, 
Correspondence, Copies of Inscriptions on Plate, Inventories 
of Church Property, &c. 


Reynell's Succession of Kllmore Diocese ; also other MSS. relating 
to Pedigrees, etc., in possession of Rev. H. B. Swanzy, MA. 

Collection of Pedigrees, &c., relating to Armagh Clergy in pos- 
session of Col. Johnston, of Kilmore, Co. Armagh, and the late 
Dr. F. Crossle, of Newry. 

Succession Lists of Armagh Clergy since the Reformation, with 
notes on the parishes, compiled by Rev. C. K. Irwin, B.D., 

Provincial Registrar of AiMiti? . 

MSS. at Bri?anstown, including Succession-Lists, Pedigrees, 
Inscriptions MS. Notes on Cotton's i^^*/?, by Bishop Reeves ; 
do., by Rev. Dr. Brady ; do. by Mr. J. R. Garstin, D.L. ; other 
MSS. by Bishop Reeves ; MSS. of Major-General Stubbs on 
History of County Louth, etc., in possession of Mr. Garstin. 

Parish Registers, l In possession of the various Incumbents ' Par. Reg. 
Vestry Books, &:.[ of the parishes .. .. \ Vestry Book. 

Inscriptions on Tombstones, Tablets, Plate, &c., as quoted. 

Principal Authorities. xix. 



The ordinary Clerical Directories have of course been con- 
sulted, such as Crockford's, Charles', (now Irish Church 
Directory), The Irish Clergy List (Tempest, Dundalk, 8 years 
from 1904), Lea's Ecclesiastical Calendar 1814, Robertson's 
« Irish Church Directory 1840; Oldham's, 1858; Erck's Ecclesi- 
astical Register, 2 editions, about 1820. There is also Brad- 
shaw's Directory of Co. Armagh, &c., 1819 


Ware's Bishops. This is the first of the two volumes of Walter 
Harris's edition of the Whole Works of Sir James Ware, origin- 
ally in Latin. Two editions were published, foUo, Dublin, 
1739 and 1764, the latter being a mere re-issue not brought 
up to date. Besides plates in the text there are 18 full-page 
engravings, chiefly of Cathedrals about 1739. A copy with all 
these is very rare. The view prefixed to this work is taken 
from this. The book has copious information about Bishops 
only down to 1739. . . . . . . Ware. 

Cotton's Fasti — viz.. Fasti Ecclesiae Hibemicae. The Succession 
of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ire- 
land, by Henry Cotton, D.C.L., Archdeacon of Cashel, Vol. I, 
(Munster) 1st ed. 1847, 2nd 1851; Vol. II (Leinster) 1848; 
Vol. Ill (Ulster) 1849 ; Vol. IV (Connaught and Consecrations) 
1850 ; Vol. V. (Illustrations, Corrections and Additions, with 
General Indexes, by John Ribton Garstin) 1860 ; Supplement 
continuing work to 1870 (Disestablishment), by Charles P. 
Cotton, 1878. This valuable work by a most competent 
compiler gives the Succession only of Bishops and Cathedral 
Dignitaries, noticing occasionally ordinary parochial clergy. 
An account of this work appeared in the Irish Book Lover, 
1910. .. .. .. .. C.F. 

Archdall's Monastlcon Hlbernlcum, 4to DubUn, 1786. Cardinal 
Moran edited another edition of which two volumes, of three 
intended, were published, 4to DubUn, Kelly, 1873, &c. 

The author's interleaved copy with his corrections is in the 
Library of the Royal Irish Academy. . . . . ArchdaU. 

Canon Healy's Succession Lists of Meath u the 2nd volume of his 
Diocese of Meath (Dublin, A.P.C.K., 1908). 

Reynell's Succession Lists of Derry in U.J. A., original issue. 

Brady's Records of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, 1863-4 Brady' a Records. 

Cole's Records of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, 1903, being a continuation 

of Brady's Records . . . . . . Cole's Records. 

Lists of Clergy of Monaghan n Shirley's History of Monaghan. 
Lists of Clergy of Dublin in D 'Alton's History of Co. Dublin and 

F. E. Ball's History of Co. Dublin. 
Seymour's Succession Lists of Cashel and Emly, DubUn, 1908. 
Lists of Clergy in Ewart's Handbook of Down, Connor and Dromore, 1886. 

Principal Authorities. 

LOCAL HISTORIES (in alphabetical order). 

Stuart's History ot Armagh. Original edition and Coleman's ; 
see p. 119. 

Rogers* Memoir of Armagh Cathedral, and Topographical 

Twlgg's History of Arboe ; see p. 95. 

Armstrong's History of Caledon ; see p. 154. 

D' Alton's History of Drogheda ; see p. 246. 

D' Alton and O'Flanagan's History of Dnndalk ; see p. 285. 

Leslie's History of Kllsaran, Gernonstown, Manfieldstown and 
Dromlskin ; see p. 346. 

Leslie's History of Portadown ; see p. 402. 

Maltland's Notes on Magherafelt ; see p. 367. 

Dixon's History of Termonmagulrke and Clogherny ; see p. 428. 

Reeves' History of Tynan ; see p. 435. 


These include :— Annual Register, Notes and Queries, Walker's Hibernian 
Magazine, ( Walker's Hib. Mag.) ; Faulkner's Dublin Journal, {Faulkner's 
Dub. Jour.) ; Dublin Penny Journal, Dublin News-Letter, Christian 
Examiner, Irish Builder, Irish Ecclesiastical Journal, Irish Ecclesiastical 
Gazette, or Church of Ireland Gazette, and files of the leading 


Annual Reports of the Deputy Keeper, Public Records of Ireland, 

DubUn, 1869-1910 .. .. Bep. D. K. P.R.O. 

These include— Calendar of Plants, Henry VIII to EUzabeth Fiants. 

Calendar of Christ Church Deeds Col. Ch. Ch. Deeds. 

Cat logue of Proclamations. 

Calendar of Early Pipe Rolls . . Pipe Bolls. 

Reports of the Historical Manuscripts Commission since 1870, 

including the Ormonde MSS. Bep. Hist. MSS. Com. 

Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, from 

1849 .. .. .. Jour. B.S.A.L 

Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy ( Tran^. B.I.A. 

\ Proc.B.I.A. 
Louth Archaeological Journal, 1904-10 .. L.A.J. 

Journal of the Society for Preservation of Memorials of the 

Dead in Ireland, 8 vols. Memorials, or Jour. S.P.M.D. 

Ulster Journal of Archaeology, original and current series XJ.J.A. 

Publications of the Parish Register Society of Ireland, as indicated. 

Principal Authobities. xxi. 


Annals of Ulster, 5 vols. Irish Record Publications . . Ann. TJlt. 

Annals of Loch Ce .. .. ,. Ann.LoehCe. 

Morrin's Patent and Close Rolls, 3 vols. Irish Record Publications ^ 
Patent Rolls of James I, Irish Record Publications, folio, Dublin, YP.R. 

no date, never published, only 4 copies printed . , . . J 

Reports of the Irish Record Commissioners, 3 vols., foUo, 1815, &c., 

containing a vast collection of information otherwise un- 


Reports of the Commissioners on Ecclesiastical Revenue, 1816, 

1836, 1868, &c. . . . . . , Rbp. Ecd. Com. 

Reports of the Commissioners of Church Temporalities, &c., since 1870. 

Reports of the Commissioners on Municipal Corporations In 
Ireland, 1833-4. 

Liber Munerum Publlcorum HIbernlae, 2 vols., folio . . Lib. Mun. 

Rolls Series :— 

Calendar of State Papers, Ireland, various issuea. S.P.I. 

Calendar of Documents relating to Ireland, .. Col. Doc. I. 

Calendar of Patent Rolls of England, . . . . P. R. Eng. 

Calendar of Carew Papers, . . . . ... Carew MS8. 

Calendar of Papal Registers, . . .=. Cat. Pap. Beg. 

Calendar of Papal Letters, . . Cal. Pap. Lett. 

Calendar of Papal Petitions, . . ...Cal. Pap. Pet. 

Chronlcon Scotorum, .. .. .. Chron.Scot. 

CouncU Roll of Richard II, 1392-3,. 

Chartularies of St. Mary 's Abbey, Dublin, . . Chart. St. Mary's Abb. 

Register of St. Thomas's Abbey, Dublin, . . Reg. St. Thos. Abb. 

Tripartite Life of St. Patrick, Whitley Stokes, . . . . Trip. Life. 


Annals of the Four Masters. O'Donovan's Edition, 5 vols., 1848-51 P.M. 

De Annatls HIbernlae. A Calendar of First Fruit Fees levied on 
Papal appointments to Benefices in Ireland a.d. 1400 to 
1535, by Rev. A. M. Costello (Dundalk : Tempest, 1909). . . Ann.Hib. 

Thelner's Vetera Monumenta Hibernorum et Scotorum, 1216-1547, 

folio, Rome, 1864 . . . . . , . . Theiner. 

Ussher's Works, by Ehington, 16 vols., published by T.C.D. 
Annals of Clonmacnolse, edited by Rev. D. Murphy . . Ann. Clonmae. 
Bliss's Wood's Fasti Oxonlenses . . . . Bliss' Wood's Fasti Oxon. 

Reld's History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. 
Latimer's History of the Irish Presbyterians. 

's Original Letters and History of Monaghan. 

xxii. Principal Authorities. 

Gbnbbai. LiTBRATURa — (continued). 

Coote's Statistical Survey of County Armagh, ISO*. 

Pynnar's Survey of Ulster, 1618. 

Mason's Parochial Survey, 3 vols. 

Monck Mason's History of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. 

Lewis's Topographical Dictionary, 2 vols., 1837 . . L.T.D. 

Grose's Antiquities. 

Keane's Towers and Temples of Ancient Ireland. 

Wright's Louthlana, 4to, 1748, and 2nd edition 1758. 

King's List of Attainders, 1690, in his State of Irish Protestants. King's Lists. 

Calendars of Trinity College, Dublin, from 1836 Cat. T.C.D. 

Ball-Wrlght's Ussher Memoirs. 

History of the Family of Baa. 
F. E. Ball's History of Taney. 

Descent and Alliances of the Family of Croslegh of Scaitcllffe. 
Diary of Thomas BeUingham, 1688-90, edited by A. Hewitson, 

Preston, 1900. 
Recollections of Rev. James Porter, Newry, 1899. 
Webb's Compendium of Irish Biography. 
Burke's Landed Gentry . . .. B.L.Q. 

„ Peerage and Baronetage. 
Dictionary of National Biography . . D.N.B. 

Joyce's Irish Names of Places, 2 series. 
Thorpe Collection of Pamphlets in National Library, Dublin. 
Witherow's Siege of Derry. 



(As PER Lists abovk.) 

Ann Clonmae. =Aan&lB of Clonmacnoise. 

Ann. Hib.=I)e Annatis Hibemise. 

Ann. Loch Ce=Annals of Loch Ce. 

Archd. Mon. ZTift. =Archdairs Monasticon Hibemicum. 

B.L.O.=.B\xrke's Landed Gentry. {/=of Ireland.) 

Bishop's i?e<. =Bishop'8 Returns. 

Butter's JoMr.:=: Isaac Butler's Journal. 

Cal. Doc. /.=Calendar of Documents relating to Ireland. 

Cal. Pap. Le<f.=Calendar of Papal Letters. 

CcU. Pap. Pe<.=Calendar of Papal Petitions. 

Cal. Pap. i?egf.=: Calendar of Papal Registers. 

Cal. T.C.D.^Calendar of Trinity College, Dublin. 

Carew MSS.=:Calenda,i of Carew Papers. 

C.J'.=Cotton's Fasti. 

Chart. St. Mary's ^66.=Chartularie8 of St. Mary's Abbey. 

Chron. iSco<. =Chronicon Scotorum. 

Comm. Popers.=Common wealth Papers. 

Dep. of 1641=Depositions of 1641. 

2).iV.B.=:Dictionary of National Biography. 

Z).i?.=Diocesan Register. 

F.F.R.=Fiiat Fruit Rolls or Returns. 

F.F.T.=Virat Fruit Transcripts of Rolls. 

F.M.=FouT Masters. 

H. M. i?e<.=Hearth Money Return. 

Ivq., Excheq. or Chancery— laqmsitioD., Exchequer or Chancery. 

Jour. i2.S..4./.:= Journal of Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. 

Jour. S. P. ilf.Z).= Journal of Society for Preservation of Memorials of the 

Dead in Ireland. 
King's Coll.— King's Collectanea in Harris's MSB. 
L.A.J.=Lovith. Archaeological Journal. 
Lib. ^«».=Liber Munerum. 
L.T.D.=Jje>-wia'B Topographical Dictionary. 
if.Z.=Marriage Licence. 
Jlf.iJ.=Memoranda Roll. 
Jlfe»w)na/5=See Jour. S. P. M. D. above. 
Orig. and Comm. J?.=:Originalia and Communia Rolls. 
0.i8'.i.=0rdnance Survey Letters. 
Par. i2eg'.=Pari8h Register. 
Pari. i?e*.=Parliamentary Return. 

xxiv. Index to Abbreviations used in citing Authorities. 

Paroeh. /2e<.=Parochial Return. 

P.iJ. =Patent lUjlls (Ireland). 

P.R. Eng.=F&tent Rolls of England. 

P. IFi«=Prerogative Will. 

Proc. R.I.A.='PioceedingB of Royal Irish Academy. 

Reg. St. Thos. ^66.=Regi8ter of St. Thomas's Abbey, Dublin. 

Reg. r.C.i).= Register of Entrances at Trinity College, Dublin. 

Rep. D.K.P.R.0.=RepoTt9 of Deputy Keeper, Public Record Office (/). 

Rep. Eccl. Com. =: Reports of Commissioners on Ecclesiastical Revenues. 

Rep. Hist. MSS. Com. = Reports of Historical Manuscripts Commission. 

Ret. to Lords=B^tum to House of Lords. 

fi.F.=Royal Visitation. 

5.P./.=State Papers, Ireland. 

Trans. i?./.^.=:Tran8actions of Royal Irish Academy. 

Trip. Lt7e.=Tripartite Life of St. Patrick. 

?7. J.^.=Ulster Journal of Archaeology. Book. 

Vol. 5oo/fc= Valuation Book. 

IFare=Ware'8 Bishops. 

Wais, Ch. Rem. C^.= Wills from Chief Remembrancer's Office. 


app.=appointed. m.=maTried. 

b.=bom. ord.=ordained. 

bur.=buried. P.=Priest. 

C.=Curate or Curawjy. P.C.=Perpetual Curate or Curacy. 

coll.=collated. P.R.O.=Public Record Office. 

D.=Deacon. pres.= presented. 

Div. Test,=Divinity Testimonium. q.v.=qiu>d vide (which see). 

d.=died. R.=Rector or Rectory. 

dau.=daughter. R.C.B.=Repre8entative Body of the 

ed.=educated. Church of Ireland. 

ent=entered. res. = resigned. 

ind.=inducted. T.C.D.=Trinity CoUege, Dublin. 

inst.=in8tituted. unm.=unmarried. 

lic.=licenBed. V.= Vicar or Vicarage. 

S. View of St. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL, ARMAGH, as in 1739. 

Reduced from the Engraving in Harris's Edition of Sir Jas. Wares Works. 
(Dedicated by the former to Primate Boulter, whose Arms it bears.. 

References:— "A.— The Churchyard Wall, with its battlements and portholes. B.—Part of the 
ruin of the Old Parish Church, where the Rector of Armagh is always mducted, for need of 
which Church Divine Service is now performed in the Nave of the Cathedral, marked C." 

For Leslie's Armagh Clergy and Churches, 1911. ]RG. 


[It lias not been thought necessary by the Author to give 
more than a bare list of the Primates (with a few notes), since 
the Succession, and an account of these prelates is so fully 
given in Ware and Cotton, and more recently and correctly 
in Stuart's History of Armagh edited by Rev. Ambrose 
Coleman, O.P. (Dundalk : Wm. Tempest, 1900). Mr. J. R. 
Garstin, F.S.A., has given in that work a full account of the 
post- Reformation Primates of the Church of Ireland.] 

445 — St. Patrick. The generally accepted date of his landing 
in Ireland is 432, but see Dr. Olden's The Church of Ireland, 
Appendix H., and the Author's Mission of St. Patrick, 
where strong reasons are shewn that this date is not correct, 
but that his landing in Ireland took place earlier. 

455 — Benignus, d. 9 Nov., 467. 

467 — Jarlath, d. in 481. 

481 — Cormac, d. 17 Feb., 497. 

497 — Dubthach I, d. in 513. 

513 — Ailild I, d. Jan. 13, 526. 

526— Ailild II, d. July i, 536. 

536— Dubthach II, d. in 548. 

548 — David MacGuaire, d. in 551. 

551 — Feidlimidh, d. in 578. 

578 — Cairlan, d. in 588. 

588— Eochaid MacDermot, d. Jan., 598. 

598 — Senach, d. in 610. 

610 — Mac Laisre, d. Sep. 2, 623. 

623 — Thomian Mac Ronan, d. Jan. 10, 661. 

661 — Seghene, d. in 688. 

688 — Flann-Febia, d. April 24, 715. 

715 — Suibhne, d. June 21, 730. 

730 — Congusa, d. in 750. 

750 — Cele-Peter, d. in 758. 

758 — Ferdachry, d. in 768. 

768 — Cudinisc, deposed in 778, d. in 791. 

778 — Dubdalethe I, d. in 793. 

793 — Foendelach, deposed. (See below.) 

793 — Airechtach) There is considerable doubt as to which 

793 — Afflat [of these was Abbot in Succession to St. 

Patrick. The latter is in Cotton's list ; the former in Cole- 
man's. The former is said to have been made Abbot on 
the deposition of Foendelach, but the latter, called " Bishop 

2 Archbishops of Armagh. 

of Armagh," is said to have died on the same night in 794 
as Airechtach. 
794 — Foendelach, reinstated, d. in 795. 
795 — Connmach, d. in 807. 
807 — Torbach Mac Gorman, d. July 16, 808. 
808 — Nuada Mac Segene, d. Feb. 19, 812. 
812 — Flanngus Mac Loingle, res. in 823, d. in 826. 
823 — Artrigius (or Artri), d. in 833. 
833 — Eugene (or Eoghan), d. in 834. 
834 — Faranan (or Forannan). Seems to have res. in 848, d. 

in 852. 
848 — Dermot O'Tigernach claimed the Bishopric from 834, 

d. in 852. 
852 — Factna (or Fethgna), d. in 874. 
874 — Maelcobha Mac Crumvail, deposed same year. 
877 — Ainmire, d. in 879. 
879 — Cathasach (I) Mac Robartach, d. in 883. 
883 — Maelcobha McCrumvail re-instated, d. in 888. 
888 — Maelbrighte MacDornan, died on Feb. 22, 927. A 
splendidly illuminated MS. presented by him to Athelstan 
was given by the latter to Canterbury where it remained 
till the dissolution of the Monasteries. It is now in the 
Lambeth Library — {Art of Illumination : London, 1849.) 
He died on Feb. 22, 927. 
927 — Joseph, d. in 936. 
936 — Mael-Patrick, d. in the same year. 
936 — Cathasach (II) MacDolgen, d. in 957. 
957 — Muiredach McFergus, deposed in 965. 
965 — Dubdalethe II, d. June 2, 998. 
998 — Murechan, deposed in looi. 
looi — Maelmuire, d. June 3, 1020. 
1020 — Amalgaid, d. 1049. 
1049 — Dubdalethe III. He is said to have been deposed in 

1060 ; d. Sep. I, 1064. 
1060 — Cumasach O'Herudan, who deposed Dubdalethe, res. 

in 1064. 
1064 — Maelisa (or Maelisu), d. Dec. 18, 1091, 
1091 — Donald, d. at Duleek Aug. 12, 1105. 
1105 — Celsus (or Cellach), d. April i, 1129, at Ardpatrick, 

Co. Limerick, bur. at Lismore. 
1129 — Murrough (or Maurice) MacDonald, d. Sep. 17, 1134. 
1 134 — Malachy O'Morgair, Bishop of Connor 1124-34, res. 

in 1 137 for Bishopric of Down. 
1 137 — Gelasius. He was the first Archbishop of Armagh 
who sought and received a pall from the Pope. He d. 
Mar. 27, 1 174, aged 87. [Nigel or Niall had intruded into 
the See, but was dispossessed.] 

Archbishops of Armagh. 3 

1 174 — Cornelius McConcaille, d. returning from Rome at 

St. Peter's of L/emenc, near Chambery in Savoy in the year 

1175, and is there buried. 
1175 — Gilbert O'Caran, Bishop of Raphoe, d. in 1180. 
1181— Thomas (or Tomultach) O'Connor, res. in 1184. (See 

1184 — Maelisa 'Carroll, Bishop of Clogher, d. same year. 
[1184 — Amlave 'Murray. Query, was he Archbishop of 

Armagh ? ; d. in 1185.] 
1185 — Thomas O'Connor again ; d. in 1201, bur. at MeUifont. 
1206 — Eugene Mae Gillivider. Was present at the Council 

of Lateran, 1215, and died at Rome 1216. 
1216 — Luke Netterville, Archdeacon of Armagh, elected by 

the Chapter, was consecrated by Langton, Archbishop of 

Canterbury. Died in 1227, and was bur. in the Dominican 

Friary at Drogheda, which he had established. 
1227 — Donat O'Fidabra [O'Feery], Bishop of Clogher, died in 

England, October, 1237. 
1240 — Albert, of Cologne, res. in 1247. 
1247 — Reiner [or Reginald], d. in Rome 1256. 
1257 — Abraham O'Connellan, d. Dec. 21, 1260. 
1261 — Patrick O'Scanlan, Bishop of Raphoe, d. Mar. 16, 1271, 

at St. Leonard's Abbey, Dundalk, bur. in Dominican Abbey, 

1272 — Nicholas MacMolissa, d. May 10, 1303. 

[Interregnum 1303-6]. 
1306 — John Taaffe, died at Rome the same year, having never 

entered his diocese. 
1307 — Walter de Jorse, res. in 131 1. 
131 1 — Roland de Jorse, brother of his predecessor. Many 

charges affecting his moral character were brought against 

him ; he res. in 1322. 
1323 — Stephen Segrave, d. in England 1333. 
1334 — David O'Hiraghty, Dean of Armagh, promoted; died 

May 16, 1346. 
1346 — Richard Fitz-Ralph, " Saint Richard of Dundalk," 

died at Avignon Nov. 16, 1360. His remains are said to 

have been removed to Dundalk in 1370. See L.A.J. 
1361 — Milo Sweetman, d. at Dromiskin Aug. 11, 1380. 
1381 — John Colton, died April, 1404; buried in St. Peter's 

1404 — Nicholas Fleming, d. June 1416 ; bur. in St. Peter's, 

1418 — John Swayne, res. in 1439. Cotton and Stuart say he 

died soon afterwards ; but Brady, in a MS. note on Cotton 

writes : " He was alive in 1450, as appears by an instrument 

4 Archbishops of Armagh. 

of his of that date in Reg. Prene." He was bur. in St. 
Peter's, Drogheda. 

1439 — John Prene, LL.B., Archdeacon of Armagh (see Arch- 
deacons) appointed ; d. at Termonfeckin 13 June, 1443 ; 
bur. in the chancel of the church there. 

1444 — John Mey, LL.B., d. in 1456. 

1457 — John Bole, d. Feb. 18, 1470. 

1471 — John Foxall, d. in 1475, having never seen his diocese. 

1475 — Edmund Connesburgh, res. in 1476. 

1478 — Octavian de Spinellis, more usually known as Octavian 
de Palatio ; d. in June, 1513 ; bur. in St. Peter's, Drogheda. 

1513 — John Kite, res. 12 July, 1521, for Archbishopric of 
Thebes aud Bishopric of Carlisle ; d. at Stepney, London, 
19 June, 1537 ; bur. in Stepney church. 

1522 — George Cromer. Was a supporter of the Pope against 
the Crown at the Reformation ; but evidently after a time 
ceased his opposition, for he was deposed by the Pope in 
1539 on account of heresy. The Pope appointed Robert 
Wauchope to succeed him, and from Wauchope the Roman 
Catholic Church in Ireland counts its Succession of the 
Primates. Cromer died on March 16, 1543. 

1543 — George Dowdall, Prior of Ardee ; consecrated by 
Staples, Bishop of Meath and other bishops Dec, 1543, 
having been nominated by the Crown. He had previously 
accepted a pension from the Crown on the dissolution of 
his priory at Ardee, and was R. Clonmore 1542, and Vicar 
General of the Diocese under Primate Cromer for two 
years. Though evidently accepting the Royal Supremacy 
— he styled Henry VIII " Supreme head on earth of the 
English and Irish Church " (D.R.) — he seems to have refused 
to accept the Reformed Service Books under Edward VI, 
because they involved changes of doctrine. On account of 
his opposition he was in October, 155 1, deprived by the 
Crown of his title of " Primate of All Ireland," and he 
soon afterwards fled from Ireland. (See below.) 

1552 — Hugh Goodacre, on Dowdall's flight and abandonment 
of his See, was appointed by the Crown, 28 Oct., 1552, and 
consecrated Feb. 2, 1553. He d. in Dublin May i, 1553, 
and was bur. in St. Patrick's Cathedral on the same day. — 
{Reg. of St. Patrick's.) 

1553 — George Dowdall re-appointed. Queen Mary issued 
a mandate for his recall on Nov. 23, 1553, and in his Patent 
of appointment by her. Mar. 12, 1554, he is said to have 
been " deprived of the Primacy and Archbishopric con- 
trary to justice." Queen Mary, a Roman Catholic, seems 
to have had no doubt about his having been lawful Primate 
and Archbishop, though Wauchope was the Primate ap- 

Archbishops of Armagh. 5 

pointed by the Pope. In a Consistorial Act of 23 Jan., 
1553, he is proposed without being named for the Arch- 
bishopric of Armagh as "he who at another time, without 
the provision of the ApostoHc See had interfered in the 
government of it " — (Brady's Episcopal Succ. I., p. 218). 
He died in London Aug. 15, 1558. 

On the death of Dowdall, Terence Daniel, the Dean, was 
appointed guardian of the spiritualities, and was actually- 
recommended for appointment to the Primacy (see Deans). 
The Crown, however, appointed in 

1562— Adam Loftus, B.D. (Cant.). He had been pres. by 
Philip and Mary to V. Gedne (Lincoln) 13 May, 1557. 
Translated Aug. 8, 1567, to Dublin ; d. in the Palace of 
St. Sepulchre's, Dublin, April 5, 1605 ; bur. in S. Patrick's 
Cathedral, DubHn. 

1568 — Thomas Lancaster. He seems to have been consecrated 
as Bishop of Kildare in July, 1550, and again as Archbishop 
of Armagh on 13 June, 1568 ! (See Guardian 18 Nov., 1896). 
He d. in 1584, and was bur. in St. Peter's, Drogheda, in 
the vault of Primate Octavian. His Will was proved in 
1585 (Dublin Consistorial Collection). 

1584 — John Long, D.D. (Cant.), consecrated Monday, July 13 
(Letter of W. Johns to Walshingham, S.P.O.). He d. 
at Drogheda in 1589, and was bur. in St. Peter's, 

1589 — John Garvey, D.D. (Oxon.), Bishop of Kilmore. He d. 
in Dublin Mar. 2, 1595, and was bur in Christ Church Cath. 
on Mar. 5, Mr. Richardson preaching his funeral sermon. 

1595— Henry Ussher, B.A. (Oxon.), F.T.C.D. He Termon- 
fechin April 2, 1613, and was bur. in St. Peter's, Drogheda. 

1613— Christopher Hampton, D.D. (Cant.), He d. unmarried 
at Drogheda, January 3, 1625, and was bur. in St. Peter's, 

1624 — James Ussher, D.D. (T.C.D.), Bishop of Meath — one of 
the greatest scholars of any age — succeeded ; died at Reigate 
in Surrey, March 21, 1656 ; bur. in Westminster Abbey, 
April 17 in the same year. 

1660 — John Bramhall, D.D. (Cant.), Bishop of Derry ; born 
18 Nov., 1594 ; d. in Dublin, June 25, 1663 ; bur. in Christ 
Church Cathedral. 

1663 — James Margetson, D.D. (Cant.), Archbishop of Dublin ; 
d. in Dublin, Aug. 28, 1678 ; bur. within the chancel rails of 
Christ Church Cathedral. An extract from his Will is given 
by Mr. Garstin, F.S.A., in Coleman's Stuart's Armagh, p. 

6 Archbishops of Armagh. 

370. He presented silver candlesticks to St. Michan's, 

Dublin ; since bought by Lord Iveagh. 
1678— Michael Boyle, D.D., T.C.D., Archbishop of Dublin; 

d. at Oxmantown, Dec. 10, 1702 ; bur. on Dec. ii in St. 

Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. 
1703 — Narcissus Marsh, D.D. (Oxon.), Archbishop of Dublin. 

See a full account of this prelate in Stokes' Worthies of the 

Irish Church, ed. by Dr. H. J. Lawlor. Died Nov. 2, 1713 ; 

bur. in St. Patrick's Cathedral churchyard on Nov. 6, 1713. 
1714 — Thomas Lindsay, D.D. (Oxon.), Bishop of Raphoe ; 

d. July 13, 1724 ; bur. July 20, in Christ Church Cathedral. 
1724 — Hugh Boulter, D.D. (Oxon.), Bishop of Bristol ; d. in 

London, Sep. 27, 1742 ; bur. in Westminster Abbey. Mr. 

Garstin gives the inscription on the monument over liis grave 

in Coleman's edition of Stuart's Armagh, p. 409. 
1742 — John Hoadly, D.D., Archbishop of Dublin ; d. at Rath- 

farnham July 16, 1746 ; bur. at Tallaght. 
1747 — George Stone, D.D., Bishop of Derry ; d. in London 

December 19, 1764 ; bur. in Westminster Abbey. 
1765 — Richard Robinson, D.D. (afterwards Baron Rokeby), 

Bishop of Kildare ; d. at Clifton, near Bristol, Oct. 10, 1794 ; 

bur. in Armagh Cathedral Nov. 29. For inscription on 

monument see C.F. III. 27 For Will, see Stuart's Armagh. 
1795 — William Newcome, D.D. (Oxon.), Bishop of Waterford, 

&c. ; d. at St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, 11 Jan., 1800 ; bur. 

in T.C.D. Chapel. 
1800 — Hon. William Stuart, D.D. (Cant.) ; d. in London 

May 6, 1822 ; bur. at Luton Park, Bedfordshire. 
1822 — Right Hon. Lord John George Beresford, D.D. (Oxon.), 

Abp. of DubHn (see p. 425) ; d. July 18, 1862, at Wobum 

Abbey, Donaghadee ; bur. in Armagh Cathedral. 
1862 — Marcus Gervais Beresford, D.D. (Cant.), Bishop of 

Kilmore, &c. ; d. Dec. 26, 1885 ; bur. in Armagh Cathedral. 
1886— Robert Knox, D.D., T.C.D. , Bishop of Down, &c. ; 

d. at Armagh Oct. 23, 1893 ; bur. at Holywood. 
1893— Robert Samuel Gregg, D.D., T.C.D., Bishop of Cork, 

&c. ; d. at Armagh Feb. 18, 1896, bur. at Frankfield, Cork. 
1896— William Alexander, D.D., D.C.L. (Oxon.), G.C.V.O., Bp. 

of Derry, &c., Scholar, Preacher, Poet. He res. the 

Primacy as from Feb. i, 191 1, and has settled at Belton 

Lodge, Torquay, Devonshire. 
1911— JOHN BAPTIST CROZIER,D.D., the present Primate. 

See back of Title-page., facing the Preface. 


[1206-16 — " Richard, Dean " witnesses between these years 
a confirmation by Archbishop Eugenius {Chart. St. Mary's 
Abbey I., 149), but as his name follows those of inferior 
dignity he was probably not Dean of Armagh, but a rural 

1238 — Marcus appears {Cal. Doc. I, Ap. 4, 1238 ; P. R. Eng.), 

[1246 — G appears as "Arch-Presbiter," i.e., either Dean or 

Rural Dean {Cal. Doc. I., 2910). 

1256 — Abraham O'Connellan, " Arch-Presbiter of the Church 
of Armagh," is placed by Cotton among the Deans. Query, 
was he Rural Dean ? He was made Archbishop in 1257.] 

1256 — Joseph appears {Cod. Clar. 46) and is Dean till 1262 
{Chart. St. Mary's Abb. I, 327. His seal is given in the 
Dublin Penny Journal, Vol. II, 112. The matrix is in 
the Museum of the R.I.A. (see Reeves in U.J. A., Original 
Series, IV, 219, and C.F. Ill, 375). 

1283 — Henry de Ardagh. Protection to Master Henry de 
Ardagh, Dean of St. Patrick's, Armagh, going to Ireland 
{P.R. Eng., Vol. for I279ff., p. 56). 

1293 — Brieius — Dean of Armagh, pays for certain tithes at 
Easter in this year {Cal. Doc. I. 1293, p. 18). Cotton puts 
his date as 1272, and says he was Dean in the time of 
Abp. Nicholas and so continued about 30 years, and that 
his name appears to a deed of 1301, giving Reg. Swayne and 
Reeves' Down, p. 248, as his authorities. But Cotton evi- 
dently made a mistake. It is probable that the clause 
about the deed was intended to follow Denis, who suc- 

1301 — Denis was Dean till 1330 {D.R.). His name appears to 
a deed of 1301. In 1303 he was elected Archbishop by the 
Dean and Chapter, but declined it {D.R.). He is men- 
tioned in the Pipe Rolls of 1313 as owing £g for a carucate 
of land in Colverton, Co. I^outh. In 1319, acting for 
Roland the Primate, absent in England, he confirmed the 
election of Michael Mcl,oughlin to the Bishopric of Derry. 
In 1325 he is witness to the publication of a Papal Bull 
at Armagh {Theiner, p. 229 ; Coleman's Stuart, p. 114). 

1334 — David O'Hiraghty appears to have been Dean, being 
promoted this year to the Archbishopric {Cal. Pap. Lett. 
11, 1335)- 

1362 — Christopher O'Fearghila, Dean, is deceased this year 
{CaL Pap. Pet., p. 533). 

8 Deans of Armagh. 

1362 — Patrick O'Korry [O'Curry] succeeds him {D.R.). The 
appointment was confirmed by Pope Urban V on 7 Ides 
Aug., 1366 {Cal. Pap. Pet., p. 533 ; Cal. Pap. Lett., IV, 
63). He is living in 1370 {D.R.). 

1372 — Odo Mecdanim, Dean, is witness to a deed, dated 7 
Sep., 1372 {Cal. Ch. Ch. Deeds, 216). He was Dean in 1374 

1380 — Maurice O'Corry, called Deory in Cod. Clar. 46, but 
Maurice O'Corrj- under 1397 (cp. V.B. at Armagh). He 
was deprived in 1398. Cotton has Maurice O'Dovey as 
Dean in 1372 — evidently wrong. 

1398 — John O'Goband [O'Gowan]. Papal mandate to Abp. 
of Armagh to collate him (being a priest of the Diocese 
of Kilmore) to the Deaner>^ of Armagh, value not ex- 
ceeding 70 marks, void by the death of Odo Mecdanim, 
Maurice O'Corri, priest, who unlawfully detains it being re- 
moved {Cal. Pap. Lett. V, 180). 

1406 — Thomas O'Lucheran who had been a Canon in 1397, 
appears as Dean in 1406 {D.R.). He was also R. Donough- 
more, q.v. In 1414 Denis O'Culean, who received a Papal 
mandate to be made Dean — value not exceeding 60 marks 
— and R. Donoughmore, reports that Thomas O'Lucheran, 
Dean of Armagh, has been guilty of simony and that he 
(Denis) cannot safeh- meet him in the city of Armagh. 
The Pope commands the Abbot of Newry to examine these 
charges and deprive Thomas {Cal. Pap. Lett. VI, 477). 
O'lyucheran died in 1416. 

1416 — [Deanery- is vacant. See C.F. Ill, 62]. 

1416 — Denis O'Culean (see above) was probably appointed 
Dean about this time. He appears as Dean in D.R. from 
1425 to 1441. 

1443 — Charles O'Mellan is Dean to 1475 {D.R. ; see King's 
Primacy, p. 41.) 

1477 — Thomas Machamayl []\IacCav,'ell] binds himself for the 
first fruits of the Deanery vacant " per devolutionem ad 
Curiam " June 6 {Ann. Hih. 8). He was Dean in 1485 
{D.R.), and must have died soon afterwards. 

1487 — Peter O'MuImoy [O'Molloy] binds himself for the first 
fruits of the Deanery vacant " per cbitum Thome Macha- 
mayl " and for the Priory of the Culdees vacant " certo 
modo," April 26 {Ann. Hib. 9 ; see also Ann. Hih. 23 and 
MS. T.C.D. F. 4. 30). He seems to have been deprived of 
the Deanery in 1492, but was probably restored again. 

Deans of Armagh. 9 

1492 — Donald Macrivayr a priest of Clogher Diocese binds 
himself for the first fruits of the Deanery, vacant " per 
privationem in forma juris," and for the R. of Donagh- 
more (Clogher Diocese) and the Priory of the Culdees, Feb. 
II {Ann. Hib. 10). 

1505 — Peter O'Mulmoy [O'Molloy] vacates the Deanery by 
death {Ann. Hib. 12). 

1505 — Edmund Mackmayll [MacCawell] binds himself for the 
first fruits of the Deanery and Priory of the Culdees vacant 
through O'Molloy's death {Ann. Hib. 12). He appears 
again in 1518, and in 1548 his name is written" McAvenyll " 
{D.R.). He died on St. Agnes's Day, Jan. 21, 1549 (Reeves' 
Ancient Churches of Armagh, U.J. A. Original Series, IV, 
1550 — Terence Daniel, called in Irish Tirlagh O' Donnelly, 
first appears as Dean of Armagh on 30 April, 1550, when 
" Terence Danyell, Dean of Armagh," had a pardon 
(Morrin's P.R., Vol. I, 202). He was probably Dean in 1549, 
for the Dean of Armagh then complains of Con O'Neill 
{Cal. Carew Pap. I, 217). He was a member of the ancient 
and noble family of the Ua Donnghaile, who at a remote 
date settled in the County of Tyrone, in the parish of 
Donaghmore, at a place called after them, Baile O'Donghaile 
(Bally O'Donnelly), now known as Castlecaulfield. The 
family name was derived from DonnghAi, fourth in de- 
scent from Domhnall, King of Ailech, son of Aed Finnliath, 
monarch, who d. in 879. (See App. to O'Donovan's Four 
Masters, pp. 2426-2430). The head of this family was 
hereditary Marshal of O'Neill's forces. Shane O'Neill, 
son of the first Earl of Tyrone, was fostered with Tirlagh 
O'Donnelly at Ballydonnelly ; and the Dean acted for many 
years as a mediator between the Crown and Shane, whose 
strongest supporters were the O'Donnellys. Terence 
Daniel's name appears in many State Papers of the period. 
We give as follows a short calendar of passages in which 
his name appears : — 

1550,May 31 — Terence Danyell, Dean, appointed Master or Rector 
of the College of the Culdees (D.R.). 

1551, Oct. 27 — Marshal Bagenal to Lord Deputy, states " the Dean 
of Armagh gives false information as to the distance of Shane O'Neill's 
country." (S.P.I.). 

1553, June 9— He carries letters to the North (S.P.I.). 

1553, Nov. 20 — Queen Mary gave " a grant of English liberties to 
Terence or Tirlagh O'Dougale of the Irish nation and blood ; . . . and 
confirmed the estate ... he had in the Deanery of Armagh " (P.R.). 

1554-5 — Named by Queen Mary in Commission for Co. Meath and in a 
Commission for Co. Louth and Drogheda, 1556-7 {P.E.). 

Dean Daniel or O'Donnelly. 

1558, July 5 — Presided as Primate's Commissary at a Diocesan Synod, 
held at St. Peter's, Drogheda {D.R.). 

1559, May 4 — Instituted, as Guardian of the Spiritualities, sede 
vacante, Thos. aynche to the Preb. of Duleek (D.R.). 

1559, July 3 — Presided at a Synod of the Clergy " inter Anglos " 
at St. Peter's, Drogheda (D.R.), and on Aug. 18 instituted William 
Pomrell to St. Pete/'s, Drogheda. 

1559 — Shane O'Neill sends letters to the Queen by him, and on 
Sep. 18, 1560, he with Patrick, Dean of TuUyhog, and Sir John Garvie 
are Shane's Commissioners to negotiate with the Lord Deputy (S.P.I.) 

1561 — In answer to a conge d'clire sent to the Dean and Chapter 
to elect Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Armagh, he says : " that the 
Chapter there, whereof the greater part be temporall men and Shane 
O'Nele's horsemen be sparkeled and owte of ordre as he can by no 
meanes assemble them to procede to the election " [S.P.I ; see also 
Shirley's Letters, 45, 120). 

1562, May 5— Is appointed by Queen Elizabeth one of the Comrs. 
to hear and determine controversies between Shane and gentlemen 
of the Pale (8.P.I.). 

1562— July 31, Aug. 1, Aug. 17, Aug. 27. He and John Garvie, 
Archdeacon of Meath, confer, for the Crown, with O'Neill [S.P.I.). 

1562 — Is named with others on Dec. 6 by the Queen, one of the Com- 
missioners to exercise spiritual jm-isdiction and correct errors, etc., in the 
Province of Armagh (P.R.). 

1563 — Minute in Cecil's handwriting, dated Wyndsor, 7 Aug., 1563 — 
that the Dean of Armagh may be Primate — that the Primate may 
be Bp. of Kildare and Dean of St. Patrick's— that the Bp. of Kildare 
may be Bp. of Meathe — the chantor of Armagh [Patrick Darelle] 
to be Deane. Daniel ..." wold promesse to doe moch with Shane 
O'Neyle and some think he cold performe it " (Shirley's Letters, p. 124). 
On Oct. 15 the Queen writes similarly to Sussex (S.P.I.). Loftus was, 
however, appointed Primate. 

1563 — Helps to make agreement with O'Neill that, inter alia " at the 
feast of All SS. tlie ward is to be removed from the Church of Armagh and 
the Church shall be restored to O'Neill " (S.P.I.). O'Neill gives a bond 
at Benburb Nov. 16 "for the restoration of the Church of Armagh to 
Divine Service as her Majesty has removed her garrison therefrom 
at his petition " (S.P.I.). The Dean is desired to remain in the North, 
that his presence may have a good effect with O'Neill (see Hore, U. 
J. A., Orig. Series, VIII, 56). 

When Richard Creagh, appointed Primate by the Pope, brought 
letters from the latter to Shane, he found O'Neill desirous that the 
see should be given to Daniel {Ibidem ; see also Shirley's Letters, 
pp. 163-171). 

Several letters of Daniel in 1564 and 1565 to the Lords Justices 
show he was acting intermediary with O'Neill. 

In Oct., 1564 he was appointed on a Commission with the Primate 
and others to enforce attendance at Church and cause all Bishops 
to subscribe to the Royal Supremacy (P.R.). In 1565 O'Neill sent him as 
envoy with presents to the Queen to England (Shirley's Letters,^. 222). 

[1566, Aug. 16 — Thos. Lancaster reports that O'Neill has broken 
down the Metropolitan Church of Armagh (S.P.I.). R. Creagh, writing 
to Cecil, states he did it for the " safeguard of his coimtry " ! Shane 
was slain on June 2, 1567.] 

1567, July 6 — The Queen nominates Daniel to be Archbishop (S.P.I. ; 
see also Shirley's Letters, p. 307). Loftus seems to have worked to 
prevent his appointment ; and the Archbishopric was given to 
Thomas Lancaster. 

Deans of Armagh. ii 

After Shane O'Neill's death Tnrlogh Leynagh — one of the O'Donnellye 
— seems to have given much trouble to the Government, which was 
assisted by the Dean, through whose efforts a treaty was concluded 
with him on Jan. 20, 1571 and again in 1579. Turlogh died in May, 
1583 {S.P.I.). 

In 1574 we find him writing from Drogheda on April 7 — That he had 
lost all his goods in the rebellion of Shane O'Neill, and had no profit of 
his Deanery {8.P.I.). 

In 1583 he prays to be restored to the Parsonage of Rath wire (Meath), 
October 20 {8.P.I.). 

He died in 158.5, and his Will, made 10 Aug., 1585, " in Edw. Connell's 
bowse in the new forte at the black watter in the presence of . . . 
Patrick Melee, Chaplin, Mellaghlene OffaUegane, chapline, and hugh 
O Shenan, chaplen, with divers others " was proved before Primate 
John Long on 9th Feb., 1585-6. In it he desires to be buried in the 
Cathedral of Armagh, towards the building of which he left £11 " at ye 
discrecon of ye Mr. of ye Workes . . . and my nephew, Bamabye 
Danyell." Left certain profits of the parsonage of Rathwire to be 
divided between his nephew Bamaby and his friend, John Cusacke. 
His nephew made sole Exor. (See Reeves' MS. Memoirs of the Deans 
of Armagh for further information concerning him.) 

1587 — " Salamon, servant of Tirlagh Leynagh ... if learned 
and qualified to have Deanery of Armagh, the Dean [who 
he was we have not been able to ascertain] being placed 
elsewhere " {P.R., May 12, 29 Ehz., No. 46). 

[1588 — John Garvey, who in March following was translated 
to the Archbishopric, received " the Deanery of Armagh " 
in commendam with the Bishopric of Kilmore (Morrin's 
Cat. P.R., 30 Eliz., p. 178, Mar. 21). Query, was this a 
mistake of Morrin's for " the Deanery of Kilmore " ? ; 
for Wood was Dean in or before 1588. See next entry.] 

1588 — Owen Wood was Dean in or before 1588 (Bliss' Wood's 
Fasti Oxon.). He was a Welshman, second son of Hugh 
Wood, of Tullylyn, in the Isle of Anglesey (who was second 
son of William Wood, descended from Wood, of Woodhall, 
in Ivancashire) by his wife Jane, dau. of Hugh Prys ap 
Howell, of Mossoglen, Esq. He was educated at Jesus 
College, Oxford, where he grad. B.A., 1581 ; M.A., 1584, 
and was probably appointed Dean soon after Terence 
Daniel's death. 

He was married in 1595, as appears from a letter, dated 16 Nov., 
1595, from Rowland White to Sir Robert Sydney, in which he says: 
" My noble and worthy Cosen, Mr. Dean Wood, the Queen's Chaplen, 
is married to Kitch Ballet's widow of Cheapside ; he hath got by her 
£300 a yeare Jointer and she is besides worth £4,000 " (Sydney's Letters 
and Memorials of State, Vol. I, p. 361). " Humphreys states Dean 
Woods wife was Joywan, daughter of Richard Cledden, Chaplain to 
the Queen and J. P. County of Middlesex, saith Lewis Dwn in his 
Visitation of North Wales, 1588. The Book is Welsh, etc. Joywan 
should be Joan, and Cledden, Clayton " (Bliss's Wood's Fasti Oxon.). 
I have collected the following notices of him : — 
1589 — " Eugene Woods, Dean of Armagh," is witness to the Will of 
Ocheus O'Hanlon, 7 May, 1589 (Wills P.R.O.I.). 

la Dean Wood. 

1590, May 11 — Ordered by Lord Deputy Perrot "to preach on the 
vanity and absurdity of a Bull of Pius V, found in a house in Ross, which 
D. Woodde accordingly did " {S.P.L). 

1595 — Pres. about" this date to the Archdeaconry of Meath {S.P.L). 
Held the R. of St. Patrick's. Granard, about the same time. 

1596, Jan. 29 — Earl of Tyrone says " Owen Wood, the Dean, now 
attendant on the Earl of Essex, sold the Priory of Ardmagh to Prior 
McGirr " (Cal. Careu- MSS., Ill, 160). 

1596, "17 Mar., Owen Wood, Decan. Ecol. Armachan. ad eccl. de 
Ewelme, dioc. Oxon. per resign. Tho. Blague S.T.P. ad present. Reg. 
{Reg. FrAt7?i/<—KENNET)"— Bliss's Wood's Fasti Oxon.). 

1597, Aug. 26 — Revocation of the pres. of Owen Wood, Queen's 
Chaplain to Llandissil parsonage, dioc. St. David's, granted Nov. last 
{8.P. Domestic). 

1600 — Earl of Essex visits him at Ewelme from 6 Sep. to 2 Oct. 
(Sydney's State Letters and S.P.). 

1601 — " Savile of Eton, Dean Wood, etc., are in private custody " 
{C.S.P. Domestic, Feb. 24). Wood says he was made Dean " by the 
favour of Essex, in whose treason he was engaged 1600 " {Fasti Oxon.). 

1601— Pres. by the Queen to R. Great Cheverell, Co. Wilts, which 
he held till his death (Phillipps' WUts Institutions). 

1604 — Return of Bishop Thomas Jones, of Meath, says " The Arch- 
deaconry of Meath, a living seated upon this border near to the town 
of Kells, is by these late broils in value damaged ; yet I do value it 
at this instant at 200 marks per ann. : to this dignity pertains the 
Rectory of Kells with three other parishes adjoining. Mr. Owen Wood, 
one of Her late Majesty's Chaplains, is incumbent and under him and 
[Sir] Patrick Bamewall [" a principal Recusant to whom he had set 
the tithes without any reservation for the discharge of the cure" — Sir 
A. Chichester, 13 Feb., 1606, S.P.L^ received the yearly profits, but 
between them there is neither care taken of the service of the church 
nor of upholding the repair of the chancells, and therefore the fruits 
are in sequestration. The Bp. of Meath is ordinary patron, but Mr. 
Wood was presented by an advowson granted by one of my predecessors 
and confirmed by the clergy " (S.P.L). 

1605 or 1606 — He is deprived of the Archdeaconry for being absent 
in England, since he was instituted, without licence {P.P.). 

1605, Sep. 30 — Report of the Lord Deputy and Council returned 
from their journey to the North. " They began their labours at Armagh, 
and first in the Church there, being much ruined and fallen with decay, 
they found a number of priests aU ordained by foreign authority and 
holding their dignities and prebends by bulls from Rome, not one man 
among them disposed to celebrate Divine Service and Sacraments 
according to His Majesty's Laws. They found also that certain tithes 
of great value, intended for the support of a college of 22 Vicars Choral 
of that church, were demised in lease by Mr. Wood the Dean, without 
any lawful authority " {S.P.L). 

1606, Nov. 25 — License of absence granted to Dean Wood for 20 years 
on the King's Service in England (P.P.). 

He seems to have died before April, 1610. He left by his Will £160 
to Jesus College, Oxford, for founding a SchoUrship and Fellowship, 
to be held, if possible, bv one of his name and blood. His widow Joan 
added £40 (Bliss's Wood's Fasti Oxon.). 

i6io — Robert Maxwell, M.A., presented by the Crown April 7 
(P.R.). He was the second son of John Maxwell, M.P., 
of Calderwood, in Lanarkshire, and came to Ireland at 
the end of Queen Elizabeth's reign at the request of King 

Deans of Armagh. 13 

James (VI of Scotland, afterwards I of England) to secure 
an interest for him in that kingdom (Archdall's Lodge). 
King James, writing to Sir A. Chichester, July 15, 1609, 
says that Maxwell " has painfully laboured [in Ireland] for 
certain years past in his ministry, and the king designs to 
confer upon him some ecclesiastical dignity in his gift " 
{S.P.I.). It is therefore probably the same who was nom- 
inated Chancellor of Connor in the Charter of July 20, 
1609, and who held that position also in 1622. 

Cotton thinks that it was a different R.M. who held the Chancellor- 
ship in 1622, but as a new Chancellor was appointed in 1624, it is more 
probable that it was vacant then through the Dean's death, which took 
place after 12 April, 1622. 

It is said that he debarred himself from further prefer- 
ment by opposing Primate Henry Ussher, who had intended 
to lease the See lands of the Primacy in a fee farm grant 
for £1,500 per annum for ever to a dependant of the Duke 
of Buckingham on the latter's solicitation {Lodge and Old 
See Rental). He received a grant of denization 20 May, 1617 
{P.R.). He received a grant of the Dean's Demesne in 
Armagh and also the territory of Derrynoose 27 Feb., 1613 

In 1622 he was " taken with a dead palsie." The Deanery was 
rated in the King's books at £35 ; value £120 ; Resident at Armagh. 
" His charge is at the Cathedrall. The Deanery consisteth only in 
land. He hath a poore house in Ardmagh opposite the land of the 
Deanery" (B-V. 1622). 

He seems to have died the same year. Reid says in his 
History that he was murdered in 1641 by Sir Phelim 
O'Neill, but he probably mistook him for his eldest son 
Robert, Preb. of Tynan (see Arboe and Clonoe), who was 
not murdered, but who suffered a great deal in 1641. Dean 
Maxwell married Isabella Seaton of the Scottish Seatons, 
and had issue Robert (ancestor of the Earls of Farnham), 
Henry of Finnebrogue, and James, and a daughter Eliza- 
beth, who married Robert Barclay, Dean of Clogher, and 
died 29 Aug., 1635 and was bur. in Armagh Cathedral 
{Funeral Entries). Dean Maxwell is confused by Cotton 
and others with his son Robert. There is an elaborate 
pedigree of his family in Ulster's Office (see the several 
Peerages and Baronetages and Foster's Scottish M.P's.). 
i622^George Mackeson (or Mackeston) pres. by the Crown 
Oct. 29 {P.R. ; Cotton has " Oct. 25 " in error). On the 
same day he received Letters of Naturalization in Ireland 
{P.R.). He was the 2nd son of Alexander M. of Athconry 
in Scotland ; born circa 1579. I ^^^ " '^^- Mackeson 
Lecturer of Christ Church [Dublin] " mentioned on 15 Feb., 
1622 {Ussher' s Works, Vol. XVI, p. 390). He was pres. 

14 Deans Mackeson and Frey. 

by lyord Falkland (to whom he was chaplain) to the Chan- 
cellorship of Clogher and R. Galloone on May 13, 1624 
{P.R. ; Cotton, in error, says he received the Precentor- 
ship of Clogher by patent from the Crown). He seems to 
have res. the Chancellorship in 1631, as he does not appear 
on the Clogher Lists in R. V. 1633. He was pres. a second 
time, according to Cotton, to the Deanery on May 12, 1627 

He gave a good deal cf trouble and annoyance to Primate Jamea 
Uasher in connection with the Deanery lands. In the time of his pre- 
decessor. King James had settled 16 townlanda of Dcrrynoose on the 
Deanery, in Ueu of the Rectories and Vicarages belonging to it which 
the Dean had surrendered, but tlirough some error, Loughgilly rectory 
was excepted. Dean Mackeson claimed the right of presentation to it 
against the Primate and tock proceedings in the King's Courts, but- 
either withdrew or was defeated in his endeavours. The King, writing to 
Lord Falkland on May 12, 1627, speaks of the Dean as " a very able 
Churchman, who hath received some loss by the not payment of £40 per 
annum out of the defalcations of his weekly lecture at Christ Church." 

Dean Mackeson m. Dorothy, dau. of Richard Funnett, 
of Canterbury, by whom he had one son Archibald and 
three daus. — Ellinor, Margaret, and a third whose name 
is not recorded. He died at Legacorry (Richhill) on Aug. 
I3> 1635 {Funeral Entries). He was bur. in Kilmore 
Church, where a monumental slab has the following in- 
scription (now partly defaced) around its edges : — 

" Georgius Mack[es]on | [qu]ondam[D]ecanus Ecclesiae Cathedralis | 
[Armachane Prov]|idu8 vir et eximius Predicator vere Divinus | . , . 
Anno Dni 1635 Aetatis sue 56 | ". See Memorials I, 59. 

1635 — James Frey (Fray, Frye, or Fry) ; name variously spelled 
in F.F.R. of 1635-7 5 was pres. by the Crown (having been 
recommended by Primate James Ussher) to the Deanery on 
Sep. 15. His ftdl name was John James Frey, and he was 
born at Basle on 6 June, 1606, being the son of John 
Henry Frey, a merchant, and Esther Ostein his wife. 
From a tract by Daniel Tossanus in the National Library, 
Dublin, entitled : " Oratio Panegyrica in obitum Reverendi 
et Clarissimi viri, Domini M. Jo. Jacobi Frey, Professoris 
Graeci in Academia patria et Designati Decani Armachani 
in Hibernia" (4° Basle, 1636) we learn that at the age 
of 19, in 1625, he travelled through Switzerland and France 
and came to England to study in the libraries of Oxford, 
where he became a member of Christ Church and took his 
M.A. degree. Becoming acquainted with Robert Boyle, 
Earl of Cork, he was made tutor to his eldest son, Lord 
Dungarvan, with whom he came to Ireland and lived in 
Lismore in Jan., 1630. He was ord. D. in Westminster 
Abbey on May 16, 1630. He was appointed at the end of 
1630 " Profectus Margaretanae Ecclesiae " in Basle, to which 

Deans of Armagh. 15 

he had returned. Having again come to Ireland, he 
travelled with lyord Dungarvan on the Continent, where 
he seems to have been engaged in researches for Primate 
Ussher. Soon after he was appointed Professor of Greek 
in the University of Basle. He m. Catherina Guntzer, dau. 
of Sebastian Guntzer and widow of James Bernoulli, in 
1634. Having been nominated to the Deanery of Armagh, 
he resolved to come to Ireland for institution, but took 
suddenly ill, and died in his 29th year on Aug. 26, 1635. 
Cotton gives the date of patent as " Nov. 25 " ; it should 
be Sep. 15. It is probable that the news of his death had 
not come to Ireland at the time. It is curious that his name 
occurs in the First Fruits Returns of 1635, 1636 and 1637. 
The Deanery must have been vacant until Mar, 1637. 
(See also Notes and Queries, No. 277, Feb. 17, 1855, and 
Ussher's Works, Vols. XV and XVI). 
1637 — Peter Wentworth, D.D., pres. by the Crown Mar. 4 
{P.R.) ; May 29 (F.F.T.). Another Pat. was passed for his 
pres. on Feb. 23, 1638 {P.R.). He was the son of Thomas 
Wentworth, Recorder of Oxford, and M.P., and grandson 
of Sir Nicholas Wentworth, Knt., of Lillingstone-IyOvell, 
Yorkshire, and a kinsman of the celebrated Earl of Strafford. 
Reeves, misled by a passage in one of Laud's Letters {Works 
VII, 296), gives him in error a different parentage. (See 
History of Three Branches of the Family of Wentworth, 
by WiUiam Loftie, Rutton, London, 1891). He entered 
Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 13 March, 1618, and afterwards 
became a Fellow of Balliol Coll ; B.A., 1621 ; D.D., 1633. 
His sermons before the University are said to have con- 
verted some of the members from puritanical notions. 
Laud refers to him in his Letters to Wentworth, Earl of 
Strafford, Lord Deputy of Ireland ; thus on Nov. 15, 1636, 
he says : — 

" I hear ycu have found out Dr. Wentworth at Oxford [the patent 
was not passed till the following year] . . . The man hath good parts 
in him. This summer I heard him preach well to the King at Wood- 
stock. If he can master his learning it will never be the worse for 
him. I believe the Primate will like liim well." 

Again, on Dec. 5, he says, " God give Dr. Wentworth joy of the 
Deanery, and though I do not think his name only got him the prefer- 
ment from you, yet ceteris 'paribus you had no reason to pass his name 
over" (Laud's Works VII, 296 and 300). 

And again, April 7, 1637, he speaks of " the soberness of his carriage, 
and the goodness of his learning and of so well-tempered a disposition " 
(VIII, 339-40). 

It seems, from a letter of Laud to Strafford on Nov. 15, 1636, that 
the Earl of Leicester desired the Deanery for his Secretary — " a 
deacon, young, with nothing in him or about him like a man in Orders, 
with long hair, his clothes all in the fashion," and to Laud's eyes 
" moat unfit every way to be a prime Dean " (VII, 296). 

i6 Deans Wentworth and Marsh. 

During the vacancy in the Deanery, a new Charter incor- 
porating the Dean and Chapter was issued by the Crown, 
and a settlement was, after the death of John Symons, 
R. of Armagh, in 1637, arrived at, whereby the Rectory 
and Vicarage of Armagh (with the R. and V. Clonaule, 
Clonconchy and Ballymoyer) were united to the Deanery ; 
and the Deanery surrendered, in return, to the Primate 
the territory of Derrynoose. This settlement was long 
afterwards, however, held to be void in law. Dean Went- 
worth fled from Ireland in Oct., 1641, on the outbreak of 
the rebellion, and was made Archdeacon of Carlisle by Abp. 
Ussher, then having the oversight of the diocese of 
Carlisle. Carlisle was besieged and taken in 1645 by the 
Parliamentary Forces, so that he could have profited 
little by the change. He lived obscurely during the Com- 
monwealth and had charge of the parish of Buriton, Hamp- 
shire, in Jan., 1658. In 1660 he refused to return to Ireland 
even to accept a Bishopric there, and res. his Archdeaconry 
and accepted the R. of Great Hasely in Oxfordshire. He d. 
at Bath, July 22, 1661, aged 60, and was buried there in the 
Abbey Church near the grave of Bishop James Montague. 
In his epitaph engraven on a brass plate fastened to a plain 
white stone lying over his grave he is thus characterised : 
" Patriciorum proles, Doctrinae Maritus, Summus 
Hyberniae Decanus, Angliae praeconuin primus." 

The celebrated Henry Stubbe (ob. 1676), the Bath 
Physician, was buried in his grave. Wentworth's arms are 
emblazoned on the windows of Balliol College, Oxford, in 
token of his being a benefactor to it. His widow held lands 
in the parish of Glendermot, Derry {C.F. Ill, 331). He left 
an only son Thomas, who died young. (See History of 
Three Branches of Family of Wentworth, and Wood's Fasti 

Cotton erroneously states that William Sley was pres. to 
the Deanery in 1643. See Chancellors. 
1661 — Francis Marsh, D.D., pres. by the Crown, June 19 (P.R.). 
He was the son of Henry and grandson of Francis M., both 
of Edgworth in Gloucestershire, where he was born 23 Oct., 
1626. He was educated at Emmanuel and Caius College, 
Cambridge, of which last he became a Fellow like his 
father-in-law the great Bishop Jeremy Taylor. That 
Prelate invited him over to Ireland in 1660. On Jan 26, 
1661, he was admitted M.A. ad eundem of Dublin Uni- 
versity. Taylor was consecrated Bishop of Down and 
Connor on Jan. 27, and one of his first acts was to ordain 
Marsh, then 35 years old, deacon and priest on the same 

Deans of Armagh. 17 

day. Marsh was pres. to the Deanery of Connor on 
Feb. 8, 1661, which he res. in June for the Deanery of 
Armagh. In 1664 he became also Archdeacon of Dromore 
and R. Clonfeakle, which he held with the Deanery till 
1667, when he was consecrated Bishop of Limerick on 
Dec. 22 at Clonmel. He held with the Bishopric, in com- 
mendam, the R. Tradery in Killaloe {S.P.I.). On Jan. 10, 
1673, he was translated to Kilmore with Ardagh, and on 
Feb. 14, 1681, was promoted to the Archbishopric of Dublin 
with which he held in comniendam the Treasurership of St. 
Patrick's, Dublin, and the Prebend of Desertmore, Cork. 
(See Mason's St. Patrick's, p. 202). He fled from Dubhn in 
1688-9, leaving Dr. Wm. King (afterwards Archbishop) as 
his Commissary, and was attainted by King James's Parlia- 
ment. He returned soon after the Revolution, and died on 
Nov. 16, 1693, at the Palace of St. Sepulchre's and was 
buried in Christ Church near the Communion Table, but 
no monument to him now remains. 

He m. Mary, 2nd dau. of Bishop Jeremy Taylor, who survived him. 
They had three children, the second of whom, Jeremiah Wm., b. 1667, 
T.C.D. B.A. 1686, D.D. 1700, succeeded his father in Treasurership of 
St. Patrick's a few days before his death ; became Dean of Kilmore in 
1700, and died in 1734. By his 2nd wife Elizabeth, dau. of Dr. Simon 
Digby, Bishop of Elphin, the latter had a son Jeiemy, b. 1712, who 
became R. Athenry and d. 1790, leaving three sons (1) Francis, 
ancestor of the Queen's County Marshs ; (2) Robert, a clergyman, father 
of the late Sir Henry Marsh, Bart., M.D. ; and (3) Digby, S.F.T.C.D., 
who died in 1791 (see Life of Jer. Taylor, p. 354). 

The Bible and other relics of Abp. Francis Marsh are in the possession 
of Col. Jeremy Taylor Marsh, R.E., of London. Mr. Garstin, F.S.A., 
has at Braganstown a fuU pedigree and a collection for a history of the 
family. Francis Marsh should not be confounded with his namesake 
Narcissus Marsh, whom he consecrated, and who succeeded him in the 
Archbishopric of Dublin, where he founded " Marsh's Library " in St. 
Patrick's Close, and eventually became Primate (see also Baronetages 
and B.L.G.; Evdyn's Diary' oi Feb. 26, 1680; C.F., etc.). 

His Will, a very short one, dated Oct. 24, 1693, bequeathed all his 
estate real and personal to his wife Mary, who was sole Exor. ; £5 to 
his eldest son Francis ; £10 to his dau. Barbara Chantrell ; £20 to his 
son Jeremy with all his books. Will was proved 20 Nov., 1693. 

1667 — James Downham (or Downam) — described as D.D. — 
pres. Oct. 29 [Lih. Mun., but Book of Pres. has Aug. 29) ; 
inst. Jan. 10, 1667-8 {Bishops Returns). He was the son 
of George Downham, Bishop of Derry, by his first wife 
Anne, dau. of William Harrison, Preb. of Windsor {Funeral 
Entries and Bliss's Wood's Fasti Oxon.). In 1634 his father 
appointed him Preb. of Moville. In 1655 we find him 
Commonwealth Minister at Ballyshannon ; and Minister at 
Moville from 24 Dec, 1656, at ;^I20 per annum {Comm. 
Papers). In 1661 he was made Preb. of Tynan {q.v.) and R. 

i8 Deans Downham and Vigors. 

Derry noose, which he res. on being made Dean. With 
the Deanery he held also the R. and V. of Armagh. 

The Patents for the Deanery aeem to have been expensive in those 
daya, for we find (S.P.I. 1661-9, p. 471) a letter from Sh- Geo. Rawdon 
to Viscount Conway, dated 16 Oct., 1667, saying " the Deans of 
Armagh and Connor are both to seek for £200 or more to pass their 
Patents and ceremonies. ... I cannot help them as I desire." In 
S.P.I. 1666-9, p. 674, dat. iMarch, 1668, "Mr. Downam " is described 
as " Dean, a grave man £400 [income]." 

His step-mother. Dame Margery Roe (widow of Sir Francis Roe), 
who between 1616 and 1622 m. Bishop Downham as his 3rd wife, leaves 
in her Will, proved 1656, her house, churchlands, cliattels and plate to her 
" well beloved sonne-in-law Jame^ Downham, sen and heir to the late 
Bishop of Derry " as her best friend, and sole Exor. Under this will 
lands in Ballyclog, Desertcreat, and Clonoe passed to him. He died in 
1681, and by Lis P. Will, made 10 June, 1681, proved 13 July, 1681, 
he left to his dau. .Jane Coy)e his ready money and plate, and to his 
daus. Jane [wife of Walter Cope of Drumilly] and Ann [wife of Arthur] 
Newborough the residue of his estate in equal shares. 

i68i — Bartholomew Vigors, pres. by the Crown June 29 
{P.R.) ; inst. July 5 {F.F.T.). On Oct. 10 of the same 
year he was coll. to R. and V. Armagh, and inst. R. and 
V. Clonfeacle on the pres. of T.C.D. He held these livings 
with the Deanery. 

His grandfather, Rev. Louis Vigors, b. 1578 of a North Devon family 
was the first of the name to settle in Ireland, was ord. D. and P. 
5 Nov., 1603, by Bishop of Exeter ; in 1615 was beneficed in the 
Diocese of Ross, where he became Treasurer of the Cathedral in 1631, 
and died in Devonshire in 1642, as did his widow in 1651. Their son. 
Urban Vigors, was beneficed 1634-7 in the Dioceses of Cork and Ross, 
and in 1645 was Chaplain to the 1st Earl of Orrery. He m. about 1635 
Catherine Boyle, sister of Richard. Bishop of Ferns, and Robert, Bishop 
of Clogher. Their eldest son. Urban, of Old Leighlin, was High Sheriff 
of Carlow County in 1700 and ancestor of the Carlow family of Vigors. 
Their 4th son was Bartholomew. (See B.L.O.I.). 

Bartholomew Vigors was b. at Bishops Tauton, Devon, 
1643 ; bapt. 18 Feb. ; ent. T.C.D. May 23, 1663 ; Sch. 
1663 ; LIv.B. 1666 ; I^I^.D. 1675. The editor of Wood's 
Athenae who calls him " Balthazar Viguris " states that he 
was a member of Exeter College and afterwards M.A. of 
St. Alban's Hall, Oxford ; ord. D. at Wexford Feb. 10, 
1667, and P. at Leighlin June 11, 1667 ; was V. Tacum- 
shane 1667-81 ; Vicar-General of Ferns 1666-81 ; Chanc. 
Ferns 1668-81 ; R. Wexford 1673-81. Eminent as an ecclesi- 
astical lawyer, being joined in Commissions of Visitation 
with Dudley Loftus in 1679 and 1681. In 1691 he was 
consecrated Bishop of Ferns on Mar. 8 at Christ Church 
Cathedral. He died on Jan 3, 1721 and was bur. in the 
memorable tomb of his relative the " Great " Earl of Cork 
in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. He m. about 1674 
Martha, sister of Bev. Benjamin Neale, Archdeacon of 
Leighlin, by whom he had one son and six daus. By his P. 

Deans op Armagh. 19 

Will, proved 1721, he left a farm value £548, and £300 to 
enrich the See of Leighlin ; and he built a " manse house." 
The late Col. P. D. Vigors, of Holloden, Bagenalstown, left 
a large MS. collection for a history of the family of Vigors. 
(See C.F. II and III ; Ware's Bishops ; Reeves' Memoirs 
of Deans; B.L.G.I.). 
1691 — Peter Drelineourt, pres. by the Crown Feb. 28 to 
Deanery, R. Armagh and R. Clonfeacle [P.R.) ; inst. Mar. 
14 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. M.A. 1681 ; IvI..D. 1691. He was the 
6th son of Charles Drelineourt, a well-known writer and 
pastor of the Reformed Church in France, who was born in 
Paris Julj'- 22, 1644 and who d. in 1696. He received Holy 
Orders and came to Ireland, and was made Chaplain to the 
Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant, and private tutor of his 
grandson while a student at Oxford. Became Prec. Christ 
Church, Dublin 1681-1722 ; Archdeacon of Leighhn 1683- 
91, and R. Powerstown and Shankill (Leighlin) 1683-92. 
He published 

" A Speech to the Duke of Ormond and Privy Council to return the 
humble thanks of the French Protestants," etc., 4° Dublin, 1682. 

He does not seem to have resided much at Armagh, more 
frequently in London, and sometimes in Dublin. " He was 
very generous with his money, — during his lifetime beauti- 
fying the Cathedral, building a church at St. Dolough's and 
founding an educational hospital for boj'-s in Dublin " 
(French's Protestant Exiles II, 222). He died in London 
on March 7, 1722, aged 76. 

Hia widow erected a beautiful monument to his memory in Armagh 
Cathedral with a recumbent figure of the Dean, — the work of the 
famous sculptor Rysbrack. The long Latin inscription and English 
elegy carved thereon are given in Rogers' Memoir of Armagh Cathedral, 
pp. 134-5, and a translation in Stuart's Armagh, p. 519. Archbishop 
King does not geem to have held the same opinion of him as the writer 
of this inscription, for, writing to Primate Lindsay circa 1722, he says 
" Your Grace is sensible what a clog and how useless the last Dean was 
to the Church." The date of his death is erroneously given in both 
P.ogers and Stuart " 8 March, 1720 " and on the monument " 7 March, 
1720," while the Historical Register for 1722 has " March 15, Dyed 
Peter Drelineourt, Dean of Armagh ;" and in the Appeal Case to the 
Lords concerning the Rectory of Armagh (Crown v. Primate) it is said 
he died on " 8th March, 1721 " [i.e., 1721-2]. The monument further 
errs in saying he was but 75 year^* of age. 

By his Will, made Jan. 19, 1716, proved in London in the Perogative 
Court of Canterbury, he leaves all his real estate to his wife Mary, 
who was sole Exor., subject to £200 to be given to his dau. Ann as a 
marriage portion, but if she marries Avith her mother's consent [as she 
did] she is to receive £5,000 more, otherwise £2,000 to be given to Mrs. 
D's. relatives and £3,000 to be disposed as follows— viz., £700 to build 
a charity school on his estate in Wales, £800 to be given to the 
" Blew Boys Hospital in Dublin," £500 for the use of the poor of the 
ConformiBt French Church at Dublin, and £1,000 to be laid out in pious 

20 Deans Drelincourt and Daniel. 

and charitable uses in either of the parbhes of Armagh or Clonfeacle ; he 
also bequeathed £100 to his god-daughter, Mary Margaret, dau. of 
Archdeacon Maurice. (See Desertcreat). 

His widow founded the Drelincourt School at Armagh in 1732, and 
died in May or June, 1755 ; and his dau., who m. in 1739 Hugh, 3rd 
Viscount Primrose, died in 1775, leaving £1,000 to Armagh, which was 
utilised in providing a water supply for the city. (See also Stuart's 
Armagh ; Bayle's General Dictionary, Vol. IV, London, 1736 ; Agnew's 
Protestant Exiles from France, II and III ; Burn's History of Foreign 
Protestant Refugees ; Swift's Works ; Mrs. Delany's Autobiography ; 
and Reeves' MS. Memoirs of the Deans). 

1722 — Richard Daniel, pres. by the Crown June 28 ; inst. 
July 5 ; installed July 30 {D.R.). Owing to a lease given 
by the late Dean for 21 years, the profits of the Deanery 
were then reduced to less than £100 per annum {Letter of 
Abp. King to Primate Lindsay). The Primate therefore 
wished both Rectory and Deanery of Armagh to continue 
united and to be given to Nathaniel Whaley. The latter was 
not a persona grata to the Government, who pres. Daniel 
to the Deanery. The Primate coll. Whaley to the Rectory. 
The Crown then claimed the advowson of the Rectory and 
pres. Daniel to it in 1723, and in 1727 brought a writ of 
Quare impedit. The House of Lords decided on appeal 
that the right of pres. to the R. was not for that time 
vested in the Crown. 

Richard Daniel was a son of Henry Daniel , lawyer ; was 
born in Dublin about 1681 ; ent. T.C.D. July, 1696 ; B.A. 
1701 ; M.A. 1704 ; ord D. Jan. 10, 1704; P. April 18, 1705 ; 
held the Archdeaconry of Killaloe 1714-32, which he res. 
with the Deanery of Armagh for the Deanery of Down 18 
Feb., 1731-2. 

He published : — A Dream, or an Elegaic Poem occasioned by the 
Death of William III. (4to, Dublin, 24pp., 1702.) 

A Poem on the Return of His Majesty King George from Hanover 
(Fol., Lond., 8 pp., 1717). 

A Paraphrase on some Select Psalms (8vo., Dublin, 132 pp., 1722). 

The Royal Penitent — A Paraphrase on the Seven Penitential Psalms 
(Svo, Lond., 64 pp., 1727). 

He does not seem to have resided in Armagh during his tenure of the 
Deanery. He was twice married. His 2nd wife was Cassandra, 4th 
dau. of John Cooke, of Cookesboro', Co. Westmeath (M.L. dated 11th 
July, 1715) by Elizabeth, dau. of Col. Foster, of Pimlico, near Dublin, 
sister of Bishop Nicholas Foster, of Raphoe. His eldest dau. Anne, 
bapt. 1719, m. 10 March, 1738, Clotworthy, 5th Viscount and Ist Earl 
of Massereene as his first wife, and d.s.p. 24 Mar., 1740. Another dau., 
Elizabeth, m. Simon Digby, M.P., 1749, and d. 21 Jan., 1755. Another 
was the first wife of the imfortunate John McNaghten (see U.J. A. VIII, 

Dean Daniel died on 30 April, 1739, and was buried in St. Michan's 
Church, Dublin, on 2nd May (Register). 

His P. Will, made 15 March, 1738, was proved on 7 May, 1739. 
He left £100 towards rebuilding Downpatrick Cathedral, £200 to the 
Bluecoat Hospital, £100 to Steeven's Hospital, £100 to Mrs. Mercer's 

Deans of Armagh. 21 

Hospital, £50 to St. Michan's Charity Boys and Girls. Bequeathed to 
his daus. Elizabeth and Mary £4,000 and real estate after his wife 
Cassandra's death. Desired to be buried in St. Michan's in Lord 
Blaney's vault, where his fii-st wife and two children were buried. 
Mentions his " sister Marlay " and his " sister Mitchell." He seems to 
have owned seven or eight Rectories in Kerry (Smith's History of Kerry ; 
see Reeves' MS. Memoirs of the Deans). 

1731-2 — John Brandreth, pres. by the Crown March 21 (P.R.) ; 
inst. March 24 ; installed March 31 {D.R.). Educated at 
Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became B.A. 1717 ; 
M.A. 1721, and also Fellow. Came over to Ireland as 
Chaplain to the Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant, and tutor 
to his eldest son. Lord Middlesex ; was Preb. of Cloneamery 
(Ossory) and R. Knocktopher 1730-6 ; succeeded Daniel as 
Archdeacon of Killaloe as well as in the Deanery, but usually 
resided at Knocktopher. In 1736 he res. his three dignities 
for the more lucrative post of Chancellor of Armagh and 
R. Kilmore, exchanging the Deanery of Armagh with Dr. 
James Auchmuty for the Deanery of Emly. It does not 
appear that he ever married. 

His P. Will, dated 29 August, was proved 25 October, 1764. In it 
he left the Rev. Dr. Richard Wilmot, his wife Dorothy W., and his son 
Staunton W. all his estate in the parish of Mouseley, in Leicestershire, 
and his estate in the manors of Balsall and Barstown, Warwickshire ; 
to Rev. George Brough, R. of Staunton, his two houses in Tamwerk ; to 
his Curates in Kilmore (Thos. Field and John Singleton) £200 each ; 
to " Thomas Clarke, eldest son of Walter Clarke, my former Curate, for 
whom I. have great esteem, £50 ; " to the poor of Kilmore, £50. 
Witnesses, Mary Cope, Robert Cope, John Gibton. 

A monument to his memory in Kilmore Church has the following 
inscription : — 

Sacred | to the'memory of the Revd. | John Brandreth, A.M., Dean of 
Emly I and Rector of Kilmore, who was | removed from this life to a 
better one | Wednesday, the 3rd day of October, 1764, | in the 69th 
year of his age. | " He loved our Nation and hath built us a Synagogue." 

1736 — James Auchmuty, pres. by the Crown July i (P.R.) ; 
inst. July 13 ; installed July 16 (D.R.). He was the 
2nd son of Captain John Auchmuty, of Newtownflood, M.P., 
Co. Longford (who was 2nd son of Arthur A., b. in 1600, 
d. in 1698, of an old Scotch family), by Isabella, dau. of 
Rev, James Stirling, R. of Templemichael. James A. was 
born in 1680 ; educated in T.C.D., where he ent. as a 
Pensioner on July 9, 1695 ; B.A. 1700, and afterwards M.A. 
In 1735 he was pres. by the Crown, July 10, to the Deanery 
of Emly, having previously been Chaplain to the Army and 
garrison at Minorca. In 1736 he exchanged Emly with 
Dr. Brandreth for the Deanery of Armagh, 

He is mentioned in Boulter's Letters, Vol. II, p. 97 (to the Bishop 
of London, 9 Sep., 1734): — " Mr. Achmuty has every way answered the 
good character your Lordship was pleased to give him. He has had 
the misfortune to be taken ill as he was spending some time among 

22 Deans Cope and Domville. 

his friends in the North. It is possible this climate did not agree bo 
well with him after having been so long in a much warmer." 

He held also the Preb. Cairacastle (Connor) with the 
Deanery of Armagh from 1739-53 as well as the Chapel of 
Ballycastle. He m. Miss Clarke, of lyondon, and had a son, 
Rev. John A. (B.A. 1742 ; M.A. 1745), the father of John, 
Seneschal of MuUingar, who m. Miss King, of Dublin, and 
had issue two daus. and a son James, who m. the dau. of 
Rev. Geo. Keatinge and had a son John George {B.L.G.). 
Dean Auchmuty died April 18, 1753 {Lodge). 
1753 — Antony Cope, pres. by the Crown June 28, Being 
absent abroad " owing to ill health and upon extraordinary 
affairs " he did not arrive home in time to qualify himself 
for institution, consequently a new Patent of pres. was 
issued to him on Feb. i, 1755 {P.R.) ; inst. Feb. 15 ; in- 
stalled March 25 {D.R.). He was the son of Robert Cope 
(son of Dr. Antony Cope, of Drumilly, Dean of Elphin), 
of l/oughgall Manor, M.P. for Co. Armagh (see Baronetages 
and B.L.G.) ; ent. T.C.D. Jan. 20, 1730, aged 17 ; B.A. 
1734 ; M.A. 1737 ; coll. R. Tartaraghan April 5, 1739, which 
he held with the Deanery. His father died in 1753, and 
his elder brother died in 1742, so that he inherited the 
estates of lyoughgall Manor, and also, through his mother, 
much house property in Dublin. He died s.p. in April, 
1764, and was buried in St. Andrew's, Dublin. 

His P. Will, made 26 March, 1764, was proved 24 May, 1764. He 
bequeathed in trust his Manor of Mountnorris and lands in Grange 
O'Neiland, etc., to sell said Manor, and, after paying debts, his wife 
Sarah, his brothers Arthur and Barclay were to get one-third each 
of proceeds. His brothers John and Robert also mentioned. Bequest 
to Barclay was revoked by codicil. His wife [who was only child of 
Joseph Hucks, J. P., an eminent London brewer and of Sarah his wife, 
dau. of Sir William Luckpi, 3rd Bart, of Essexshire, and brother of 
William L. created 1719 Baron Dimboyne and Visct. Grimston. See 
Col. Chester's Reg. of Westminster Abbey, p. 422. She afterwards m. Dr. 
Charles Jackson, Bishop of Kildare] was to reside in his house " at 
Hogshill in Dublin in which I now reside." 

1763 — Benjamin Harrington — afterwards Domville, pres. July 
7 ; inst. July 20 ; installed Aug. 20 {D.R.). He was the son 
of Benjamin B., Esq., and was born in Dublin. At the age 
of 15 he ent. T.C.D. Jan. 19, 1725-6 ; B.A. 1730 ; M.A. 
1733 ; lyly.B. and LL.D. 1747 ; was V. Termonfeckin and 
Chancellor of Down 1742-7 ; Preb. Tynan 1747-59 ; R. 
Armagh 1759-68 holding the latter (to which the Primate 
coll. him) with the Deanery, which he obtained through 
Primate Stone's influence with the Government. He res. 
both on April 18, 1768, for the V. St. Anne's, Dublin (ex- 
changing with Hugh Hamilton), 1768-73 ; became Preb. St. 
Michael's, Dublin, 1761, which he held for four days only ; 

Deans of Armagh. 23 

Preb. Rathmichael and R. Bray from Oct. 9, 1773, till his 
death. While Rector of Armagh he was an Alderman of 
the Corporation. He m. 4 April, 1768, at St. Anne's, 
Dublin, Anna Maria Pocklington, niece and heir of Sir 
Compton Domville, of lyoughlinstown, Co. Dublin ; and 
changed his name to Domville. He died at Loughlinstown, 
which was in Rathmichael parish, on 19 Oct., 1774, and 
was bur. on Oct. 22 in St. Bride's Church, Dublin, where 
a monument on the west wall of the vestry recorded that 
Here lie interred the Bodies of 
Benjamin Barrington, Esq., who died 
Dec, 1748, aged 61. 
Margaret his wife, daughter of Will. DomvUe, Esq., 
who died Feb. 11, 1768, aged 81. 
The Revd. Benjn. Domvile, D.D., son of the 
Above-mentioned Benjn. & Margt. Heir at Law 

And Inheritor of the estates of the late 

Will. Domvile, Esq., of Loughlinstown in the 

Coimty of Dublin, who died on the 19th day 

of Octr., 1774, in the 64th year of his age. 

In his P. Will he desired to be bur. with his parents in St. Bride's 
Church. His estate in Galway to go to his aunt Elizabeth Barrington, and 
after her death to his wife Anna Maria. To Rev. John Orr, C. of St. 
Anne's, £200 ; to Rev. James Strong, Tynan, £100 in trust to be laid 
out in beautifying and repairing the Chancel of Tynan Parish Church ; 
to the R. of Armagh £100 for relief of the poor ; to the poor of St. 
Anne's £10 10s. Od., and St. Anne's School £10 10s. Od. ; bequests to Dr. 
Isaac Mann, Archdeacon of Dublin, and Thomas Monck. Mentions his 
iincle, William Domville, who devised estate to him ; left all his papers, 
MS. Sermons and Letters to Dr. Mann to be inspected and burnt by 
him. Will made 9 April, 1769, proved 2 Nov., 1774. 

While Chancellor of Down he published A Sermon preached before 
the House of Commons, Nov. 5, 1745 (4to, Dublin, 1745). He designed 
to write a Life cf Bishop Bedell, but failed to execute it. He presented 
several books to Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge {Brit. Mus. MS. 5858). 
See also Baronetages and Extinct Peerages — " Santr3^" 

1768 — Hugh Hamilton, pres. by the Crown April 23 ; inst. 
April 27 ; installed May 20 {D.R.). He was born at Knock, 
Co. Dublin, 26 March, 1729, the eldest son of Alexander 
Hamilton, M.P., of Knock and Newtownhamilton, by 
Isabella Maxwell, of Finnebrogue ; and was brother to 
Baron Hamilton, of Hampton Hall, Balbriggan. He ent. 
T.C.D. in 1742 ; B.A. 1747 ; M.A. 1750 ; Fellow 1751 ; B.D. 
1759; D.D. 1762; Prof. Nat. Phil. 1759-68; elected an 
F.R.S. Became R. Kilmacrenan 1764 ; V. St. Anne's, 
Dublin, 1767, which at the request of Primate Robinson he 
exchanged for the Deanery of Armagh with Dean Domville 
in 1768. Finding neither a Deanery House nor Glebe 
House in Armagh, he at once set to work and built the 
House on the Glebe Ivands, used as a Deanery and Rectory 
until the disestablishment. It was afterwards sold, and 

24 Deans Hamilton and Lifford. 

now belongs to H. B. Armstrong, D.Iv. Dean Hamilton 
was appointed Bishop of Clonfert in 1795, and consecrated 
in T.C.D. Chapel on Jan. 31, 1796. 

Dr, Halliday, of Belfast, writing to Lord Charlemont, 31 Dec, 1795, 
says " The promotion of my friend Dean Hamilton to the vacant See 
gives me real pleasure . . . and does real honour to Lord Camden [the 
Viceroy]. Literature and Science, good morals and piety have served 
the new Bishop in place of friends, as they did our new Primate. The 
new Dean [Hewitt] is not indebted to these old-fashioned solicitors 
for hia promotion, nor to his Excellency's personal regard, but it is 
merely the fruit of an old family friendship." And the Earl of Charle- 
mont, replying on 4 Jan., 1796, says " If such wonderful precedents as 
this and the Primacy should chance to be imitated, even the bench of 
bishops would, strange ! become respectable." — (Charlemont Corres- 
pondence, Vol. II, p. 270). 

He was translated to Ossory in 1799. He m. on Aug. 6, 
1772, Isabella, dau. of Hans W. Wood, of Rossmead, Co. 
Westmeath, and had several children, including (i) Alex- 
ander, Q.C., (2) Rev. Hans, D.D., Preb. of Kilmanagh, (3) 
Rev. George, R. of Killermogh, (4) Rev. Hugh (see B.L. 
G.I.). He died of fever at Kilkenny, Dec. i, 1805, and 
was buried in St. Canice's Cathedral. He was one of the 
founders of the R.I. A.. He published several works, in- 

De Sectionibus Conicis (4to, Lcndon, 1758). 

Philosophical Essays on Vapour (8vo, London, 1767). 

Remarks and Hints on the Improvement of Barometers. 

On the Preserving Power of Fixed Alkali Salts. 

Four Introductory Lectures on Natural Philosophy. 

An Essay on the Permission of Evil. 

An Attempt to prove the Evidence and Perfection of the Divine 
Being (Svo, 1784 or 1785). 

A Sermon on Titus III ; preached before the Judges of Assize at 
Armagh, April 12, 1772. 

His son Alexander published an edition of his collected works in 2 
vols. (8vo, London, 1809), prefixed to which is his portrait and a sketch 
of his Life. His descendants, including Justice Madden, the Arch- 
deacon of Northumberland, A. Ormsby Hamilton, D.L., &c., pre- 
sented a few years ago, a Lectern, in memory of him to Clonfert 
Cathedral. (See also Reeves' MS Memoirs of the Deans). 

1796— Right Hon. James Hewitt, Viscount Lifford, pres. by 
the Crown Feb. 20 ; inst. Mar. 11 ; installed March 20 
(D.R.). He was the eldest son of Ivord Chancellor Hewitt, — 
created Viscount Lifford 1781 (d. 1782). He was born 
on 27 Oct., 1750 ; educated at Christ Church, Oxford. In 
T.C.D. he was admitted in 1776 B.A. {ad eund., Oxon.), 
and in 1778 M.A. and LL.D. ; V. Santry 1776-7 ; Chan- 
cellor of Lismore and R. Derryloran 1776-96 ; V. Dromore 
(Clogher Dio.) 1777, which he held till 1825 or 1826 with 
this Deanery. He m. (i) on 26 July, 1776, Hon. Henrietta 
Pomeroy, eldest dau. of the ist Vi.scount Harberton, who 
d.s.p. 22 April, 1778 ; and (2) Alicia, dau. of Ven. John 

Deans of Armagh. 25 

Oliver, Archdeacon of Ardagh, at St. Peter's, Dublin, 23 
Dec, 1781. He died on April 15, 1830, and was bur. in 
the family vault at Coventry. His widow survived to 15 
Mar., 1845, and left two sons — viz., James 3rd Viscount, 
and John Pratt, R. of Desertlyn. (See Peerages). 
1830 — James Edward Jackson, pres. by the Crown (on the 
recommendation of Primate J. G. Beresford, whom the 
Crown asked to nominate — Reeves' Memoirs of the Deans), 
Sep. 4 ; inst. and installed Sep. 10 {D.R.), and coll. to 
the R. of Armagh on Sep. 8 (D.R.). He was the son of 
Joseph Jackson, of Hatton Garden, lyondon, d. 1799, aged 
62 (who was son of James J., d. 1745, and grandson of James 
J., of Fairburn, Yorkshire, d. 1703), by Sarah (d. 23 
Jan., 1832, aged 77), dau. of Edward Smith. He lived in 
early life at Doncaster, where he was educated at the 
Grammar School. At the age of 15 he was placed in the 
office of Wightman & Impey of the Inner Temple, being 
intended for the profession of the Law. Disliking it, how- 
ever, he matriculated at lyincoln Coll., Oxford, Dec. 9, 
1797 ; was elected to a Scholarship on Michel's Foundation 
and afterwards to a Fellowship in Queen's College, where 
he obtained in 1802 as B.A. the University Prize for English 
Prose on " The Character and Doctrine of Socrates " ; 
grad. M.A. 1810 ; ord. D. Oct. 18, 1801, as Curate to Rev. 
John Lowe, in the Chapel of Wentworth. After the Peace 
of Amiens in 1802, while visiting his brother in France, he, 
with other Englishmen, was arbitrarily detained as a 
prisoner by Napoleon at Verdun. Here he acted as 
voluntary chaplain to his fellow-prisoners and assisted in 
the management of a school for their children. He was 
permitted to return in Sep., 1806, after which he offici- 
ated as Assistant Minister at Curzon Chapel, Mayfair, 
Oct., 1807 to May, 1808 ; then held the Curacy of Tanker- 
sley, near Wentworth 1808-10 ; again Asst. Min. Curzon 
Chapel 1810 ; then came to Ireland and lived with his 
wife's relatives at Tullydowey, Co. Tyrone, undertaking 
duty at Eglish. About 1814 or 1815 Dr. Richardson, R. 
of Clonfeacle, appointed him Curate of Clonfeacle, in charge 
of the new church of Derrygortreavy ; was P.C. Grange 
1816-23 ; V. Ardee 1823-6 ; Preb. Tynan 1826-30 ; ad- 
mitted M.A. T.C.D. {ad eund., Oxon.) Nov., 1832. 

He m. (1) 23 April, 1807, his cousin Lydia, dau. of Thos. Jackson, 
of Tullydowey, Co. Tyrone, who died 1810 aet. 23, leaving two daus., 
Lydia and Sarah Ejnre ; and (2) in 1819 Lydia (dau. of Robert Lambert, 
of EUand Hall, York), who died 1870, and had by her (a) Rev. John 
Joseph, R. of Ballinderry (q.v.) ; (b) James Edward, Oughterard, Co. 
Galway, who m. Madeleine, dau. of Arthur Bushe, Master in Chancery ; 
(c) Henry, of Shirley Hall, Southampton, who m. Mary, dau. of Col. 

26 Deans Jackson and Hudson. 

Cameron, 42nd Highlanders, of Castletownshend, and had issue; (d) 
Thomas (died young) ; (e) George Beresford, d. 1837 ; and four daus., 
Mary (m. Rev. C. Ward), Frances, Eliza Beresford (m. Rev. H. B. 
Carter, Derryloran), and Clara, d. 1848. 

He published : — 

A Sermon delivered at Curzon Chapel, entitled " The Doctrine of God's 
Moral Government of Nations vindicated from the objections peculiar 
to it." 

Reasons for Withdrawing from the Hibernian Bible Society, founded 
on the Public Documents of that Institution (Svo, Dublin, 1822 — 3/-). 

A Vindication of the " Reasons," &c. (Svo, Dublin, 1822, 217 pp.) 

The Two Main Questions in Controversy between the Churches of 
England and Rome, &c. (8vo, Dublin, 1825). 

The State of Ireland (Svo, Dublin, 1825, Milliken, 389 pp.). 

He died at L,awson's Hotel, Rue St. Honore, Paris, on 
Aug. 19, 1841, and was bur. in the family vault at St. 
Bride's, lyondon, where the following inscription com- 
memorates him : — 

In the same vault also lieth the body of the 

above Very Rev. James Edwaid Jackson 

Dean and Rector of Armagh, 

Who died at Paris, August 19th, 1841, 

In the 64th year of his age. 

The Primate paid a well-deserved tribute to his memory, 
and also commemorated him by a memorial window in the 
Chancel of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh. There is a 
portrait of the Dean in Gosford Castle, Markethill. (See 
also The Gentleman's Mag., Nov., 1841 ; Irish Eccl. Journal, 
Sep., 1841 ; A Picture of Verdun ; or the English Detained 
in France, 2 vols., London, 1810 ; Reeves, Memoirs of the 
1841 — Edward Gustavus Hudson, pres. by the Crown, without 
consulting the Primate, on Sep. i {P.R.). His institution 
was delayed partly in consequence of his disappointment 
at not receiving also the Rectory of Armagh and partly 
because he could not for some time find his I^etters of 
Priest's Orders. He was inst. and installed on Mar. 5, 
1842 {D.R.). He was the eldest son of Dr. Kdw. Hudson, 
of Dublin, a celebrated dentist, who m. in 1787 Frances, 
sister of Ven. Edward Barton, Archdeacon of Ferns, con- 
cerning whom see Gilbert's Dublin HI, 217, 220 ; Brady's 
Records III, 202, etc. Dean Hudson was born circa 1792 ; 
T.C.D. B.A. 1810 ; M.A. 1813 ; ord D. 1815 ; P. 1816 ; 
was C. Ardnageehy (Cork) until he was appointed Dean of 
Armagh. Having received institution to the Deanery he 
never returned to Armagh, but let the Deanery house and 
lands to Dr. Elrington, the Rector, (at first for ;^400 and 
afterwards for £300), who resided there till his death. 

Dean Hudson died in 1851 and was bur. in the churchyard of Ardna- 
geehy, attached to Glenville church, Co. Cork — the Hudson family 

Deans of Armagh. 27 

burial place — which was long mthout a memorial, till some years ago, 
when the late Sir Edward Hudson- Kinahan erected a stone with the in- 
scription "The Very Revd. | Edward G. Hudson 1 Dean of Armagh | 
Born 1791. Died 1851." 

1852 — Brabazon William Disney, pres. by the Crown Dec. 
23, 1851 ; inst. Jan. 2, 1852 (D.R.). 

It appears from correspondence between Lord Qarendon (Lord 
Lieutenant) and the Primate, that a proposal had been made for the 
abolition of this Deanery as a sinecure, but Lord Clarendon thought 
that as Armagh Cathedral " stands first in importance and dignity 
it would be highly objectionable to abolish the office of Dean." The 
Law Officers of the Crown wished also to test the right of the Crown to 
the Rectory, but the Lord Lieutenant did not support them, and 
appointed Mr. Disney on the understanding that he would not contest 
the right. Mr. Disney, however, when the next vacancj' in the Rectory 
arose, in 1862, protested to the Primate, and a suit was commenced 
on behalf of the Crown. Lord John George Beresford, who firmly up- 
held the rights of the Church in the matter, actually provided in his 
Will against the costs of such a suit, which was brought after his death 
and decided against the Dean. The latter then sold his furniture, 
left Armagh, and resided henceforth in Kensington Green. [See Reeves 
MS. Memoirs of the Deans for the full correspondence on the subject]. 

Dean Disney was the eldest son of Rev. Brabazon Disney, 
R. of Slane, and grandson of Rev. Brabazon D., Chancellor 
of Armagh (see Leslie's Kilsaran, p. 117). He was born 
on 13 July, 1797 ; educated by Dr. Shields at Erasmus 
Smith School and at T.C.D. ; Sch. 1817 ; Vice Chancellor's 
Prize for Latin and English Verse Composition ; B.A. 1821 ; 
M.A. and B.D. 1842 ; D.D. ; V. Syddan (Meath) 1823-8 ; 
R. Stackallen 1828-51 ; V. Ennismot 1826 ; Archdeacon of 
Raphoe 1835-45 ; Dean of Emly 1845-51. He was a member 
of the R.I. A., and Chaplain to the Lord Lieutenant. He 
m. Ann Margaret, dau. of Wilham Beauman, in Oct., 1827 ; 
she d. in 1869, and he erected a brass tablet with Latin in- 
scription to her memory in Armagh Cathedral chapter room. 
He d. at the residence of his nephew, Summerland, Monks- 
town, Co. Cork, Dec. 20, 1874, aged 77 years. His only 
publication was a volume of 12 sermons entitled : 
Sermons, Practical and Occasional (Svo, Dublin, 1847, 254 pp). 

After disestablishment the Dignity of Dean was con- 
tinued, — the Primate being given the Right of Patronage, — 
but for some years carried no salary except an endow- 
ment of ;^8o. £200 was since added under the Supplemental 
Diocesan Scheme. There is no Residence attached to the 
1875— William Reeves, coll. Feb. 19 ; installed Feb. 26 
\D.R.). He was the eldest son of Boles and Mary Reeves ; 
b. at Charleville, Co. Cork, Mar. 16, 1815 ; educated at 
private schools in Dubhn and at T.C.D. ; ent. Oct., 1830 ; 
Heb. Prize (2nd) 1830 ; Sch. 1833 ; B.A. 1835 ; Div. Test. 

28 Dean Reeves. 

(2nd) 1833 ; Div. Prize (2nd) 1835 ; M.B. 1837 > M.A. and 
B.D. 1849 ; D.D. 1850 ; LL.D. (hon. causa) 1871 ; IvL.D. 
(Edin.) i860 ; Hon. Fellow R.C.P.I. 1864 ; M.R.I.A. 1846 ; 
Sec. R.I.A. 1861 ; V.P.R.I.A. 1882 ; P.R.I.A. 1891 ; ord. 
D. 1838 ; P. 1839 ; C. Lisburn 1838-41 ; P.C. Kilconriola 
1841-57 ; Master of Diocesan School, Ballymena ; V. Ivusk, 
Co. Dublin, 1857-65 ; Vic. Choral of Armagh, 1862-5 ; Preb. 
Tynan 1865 ; Precentor of Armagh, retaining R. of Tynan 
1872-5. He held the R. of Tynan with the Deanery, and 
also the Keepership of the Public Library of Armagh, to 
which he was appointed in 1861. Elected ad interim 
Bishop of Armagh by the Diocesan Synod on March i8th, 
1886 ; consecrated Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore 
in Armagh Cathedral June 29, 1886. He m. (ist) Jan. 3, 
1838, Emma, dau. of Thos. Reeves, of Carhsle, who died 
at Ballymena Oct. 12, 1855, and had issue ; (2) Dec. 26, 
1891, Charlotte, dau. of Charles Townley, Kingstown, who 
survived him and married Mr. Exon, Dublin. He died 
in Molesworth-street, Dublin, Jan. 12, 1892, while President 
of R.I.A. and was buried in Armagh Cathedral Churchyard, 
where is a slab bearing an Irish cross with an inscription 
to his memory ; a brass tablet was placed by subscription 
to his memory in the Cathedral 

Dr Reeves published several works, including : — 

" Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Down and Connor and Dromore " (4to, 
Dublin, 1847). 

"Acts of Archbishop Colton in his Metropolitical Visitation of the 
Diocese of Derry, a.d. 1397 " (4to, Dublin, 1850). 

" Adamnan's Life of St. Columba " (4to, Dublin, 1857). 

" The Ancient Churches of Armagh " (8vo, Lusk, I860). 

" The Culdees of the British Islands " (4to, Dublin, 1864). 

" The Book of Common Prayer, according to the Use of the Church 
of Ireland " (8vo, Dublin, 1871"). 

" Historical and Descriptive Memorial of St. Patrick's Bell " (4to, 
Dublin, 1877). 

He also edited Vol. XIV and Vol. XVII of Ussher's collected Works for 
T.C.D. He contributed many interesting papers on Antiquarian and 
Historical subjects to the Proceedings and Transactions R.I.A., the 
U.J.A., the Journal R.S.A.Ireland and Scotland, etc, most of which 
were also issued as reprints ; and left behind a large mass of MS. material, 
including transcripts of the Armagh Registers. His MSS. are to be 
found in T.C.D. Library, Armagh Public Library, Diocesan Library 
Belfast, etc. His Life — a short memoir chiefly made up of corrsBpond- 
ence — was %vritten by Lady Ferguson (Dublin, Hodges & Figgis, 1893). 
It contains an Appendix, giving a complete Bibliography of his Wcrks, 
published and unpublished, by Mr. Garstin, F.S.A., to which the reader 
is referred for further information. Mr. Garstin has many MSS. and 
papers by him at Braganstown. 

1886— George Alexander Chadwick, inst July 6 ; installed 
July 7 (D.R.) ; born at Youghal Oct. 10, 1840, the only 
son of Hutchinson Chadwick, Esq., Blackrock, Co. Dublin ; 

Deans of Armagh. 29 

educated T.C.D. ; B.A. 1862 ; Div. Test 1863 ; M.A. 1867 ; 
B.D. 1876 ; D.D. 1877 ; Donnellan Lecturer 1879. He m. 
Emma, dau. of J. F. Browning Esq., C.B., of Ealing, who 
died, and has issue, including Rev. W. Chadwick, C.M.S. 
Miss, in Uganda. Bishop Chadwick was ord. D. 1863 ; P. 
1865 ; Asst. Chap. Baggotrath, Dublin, 1863-7 ; C. St. 
Anne's, Belfast 1868-70 ; V. St. James's, Belfast, 1870-2 ; 
Rector of Armagh 1872, which he held with the Deanery 
from 1886 ; Preb. Tynan 1875-85 ; Treasurer of Armagh 
1885-6 ; Select Preacher Univ. Oxford 1888-9 5 Chaplain to 
Primate 1884-6 and 1894-6 ; was elected ad interim Bishop 
of Armagh by the Diocesan Synod Feb. 18, 1896 ; conse- 
crated Bishop of Derry and Raphoe in St. Patrick's 
Cathedral, Armagh, 25 March, 1896. 

Bishop Chadwick has published : — 

" Christ bearing witness to Himself " — being the Donnellan Lectures 

for 1879 .. .. .. 1879 

" As he that Serveth " (Poems) . . . . 1880 

" My Devotional Life," . . . . . . 1882 

" PUate's Gift " and other Sermons . . . . 1898 

"Aids to Belief" .. .. 1898 

" The Intellect and the Heart " (Sermons) . . 1905 

" Poems Chiefly Sacred " . . . . 1900 

" Exodus " and " S. Mark " in the Expositors Bible 

His Lordghip has also contributed many articles to Magazines and 


1896— Augustine FitzGerald, inst. July 7 ; installed July 8 
{D.R.) ; born Dec. 21, 1826 ; the son of Michael F., Esq., of 
Corofin, Co. Clare, and Mary his wife. Educated in T.C.D. 
B.A. 1851 ; M.A. 1857 ; B.D. and D.D. 1884 ; ord. D. 1851 : 
P. 1852 ; C. Stillorgan, Dublin, 1851-2 ; C. Desertlyn 1852-9 : 
R. Portadown 1859-96 ; Preb. Loughgall 1884-6 ; Prec. 
Armagh 1886-96 ; Member of the General Synod, Diocesan 
Council, and Diocesan Court ; Diocesan Nominator for 
many years ; Hon. Sec. of the Diocesan Board of Religious 
Education. He m. Katherine, dau. of Wm. Coulson, Esq., 
D.D., of Disburn, who survives ; died at the Mall, Armagh, 
Jan. 2, 1900, aged 73 ; buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery, 
Dublin. His surviving children are Lieut. -Col. William F., 
J. P., of Clantilew, Co. Armagh, who m. in 1903 Ethel, 2nd 
dau. of John Barcroft, Beechhill, Co. Armagh ; Rev. 
Augustine F., M.A., R. of Ballymascanlan ; and Katherine, 
wife of Major G. K. Swettenham, D.S.O., of Jenkinstown, 
Co. Louth. Grace, the widow of his brother John Fitz- 
gerald, Esq., of Dublin, left at the Dean's sole discretion 
£6,000 for poor parishes, which was distributed by him 
among parishes in Armagh Diocese, and is known as the 
" Grace Fitzgerald Bequest." Dean Fitzgerald will be 

30 Deans Shaw-Hamilton and M'Clintock. 

always lovingly remembered by those who had the privilege 
of serving under him as Curates, as the author of this work 

1900 — Robert James Shaw-Hamilton (formerly Robert James 
Shaw), inst. March 30 ; installed April 2 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. 
B.A. (Jun. Mod. Ethics) 1862 ; Div. Test, (i) and Heb. Prize 
1863 ; M.A. 1871 ; B.D. 1884 ; D.D. 1900 ; ord. D. 1863 ; 
P. 1864 ; C. Aghavea 1863-7 ; C. Armagh 1867-73 ; V. 
Drumcar 1873-86 ; R. Tynan 1886- 1900 ; Preb. Mullabrack 
1883-90 ; Chanc. of Armagh 1890-1900. He was a member 
of the General Synod and Diocesan Council and a Diocesan 
Nominator. He was son of Rev. Matthew James Shaw ; 
born 1830; m. Feb. 6, 1878, Jane Hamilton, dau. of Robert 
Cope Hardy, Esq., of Armagh. He d. on July 19, 1908, at 
5 Charlemont Place, Armagh, aged 68, and was bur. in 
Armagh Cathedral churchyard. Through his liberality 
the Cathedral was greatly improved; and a "Shaw-Hamil- 
ton Medal " is annually provided in connection with the 
Higher Diocesan Sunday School Examination. He left 
issue two sons, Jemmet Warham, of Tynan, and Robert 
Cope Hardy, of Ard Ronan, Castlebellingham, and one dau. 
Ella, who m. R. B. Ferrar, M.D., Armagh. 

1908— Francis George Le Poer M'Clintock, inst. Sep. 26; 
installed Sep. 27 (D.R.) ; educated at Trinity College, Cam- 
bridge, where he grad. B.A. in 1875 ; M.A. 1879 ; and 
T.C.D. B.A. {ad eund Cant.) 1890 ; B.D. 1902 ; ord. D. 
1878 ; P. 1879 ; C. Kilsaran 1878-9 ; R. Kilsaran 1879-86 ; 
V. Drumcar 1886, which he holds with the Deanery ; 
was Preb. Ballymore 1895-6 ; Precentor Armagh 1896-8 ; 
member of the General Synod and Diocesan Council ; 
Domestic Chaplain to the Primate ; Chaplain to the Lord 
Lieutenant. Born Oct., 1853, third and youngest son of 
Major Henry Stanley M'Clintock, of KilwarHn House, Hills- 
borough, Agent to the Marquess of Downshire, who was 
7th son of John M'Chntock of Drumcar, M.P. (by his 2nd 
wife. Lady Ehzabeth, dau. of the Earl of Clancarty), and 
brother of John M'Clintock, of Drumcar, M.P., who was in 
1868 created Baron Rathdonnell in the Peerage of Ireland. 
(See Peerages). 

A MS. volume, by Bishop Reeves, entitled " Memoirs of 
the Deans of Armagh from 1550 to 1869 " is in the Public 
Library, Armagh, of which he was Keeper. 



An Inquisition taken at Armagh Sep. 12, 1609, found that 
" there were in ancient times sixteen Prebends of the said 
Cathedral Church of Armagh ; and that eight of the said 
Prebends of the said Cathedral received their livings out of 
[i.e. from] the English Pale and the other eight of the said 
Prebends had their livings out of the County of Tyrone." 

Before 1268, in fact, the Chapter consisted of the Dean, 
Precentor, Chancellor, Treasurer, Archdeacon and these 16 Pre- 
bendaries together with the Culdees. Of the eight Prebends 
in Tyrone, the names were probabl}^ Artrea, Errigalkeerogue, 
Ballyclog, Clonoe, Clonfeacle, Donaghenry, Donaghmore, 
and Termonmaguirk. Of the eight in the Pale we know 
the following names — Dromin, Stabannon, Kene, Dunbin. 
Dromfada is unidentified. (See Reeves' Ctddees). The Culdees 
gave Service in the Choir of the Cathedral ; and before the 
Reformation the parishes of Mullabrack, Tynan, lyoughgall 
and Ballymore were appropriate to their Prior. When a new 
Charter was granted by the Crown to the Dean and Chapter 
in 1637 the sixteen pre-Norman Prebendaries were ignored, 
and each of the four parishes appropriated to the Culdees 
was made a Prebend. So that the Chapter now consists of 
the following, in order of precedence, viz. — The Dean, the 
Precentor, the Chancellor, the Treasurer, the Archdeacon, the 
Prebendaries of Mullabrack, Ballymore, Tynan, and Lough- 
gall. The Archdeacon in some Chapters does not rank so 
low ; but, of course, outside the Cathedral he is usually held 
to rank next the Archbishop in this Diocese as in others. 

Primate Swayne speaks very disparagingly of his Chapter ; 
in answer to a summons to attend Parliament with his Chapter 
and Clergy, he says : " Quantum ad Decanum et Capitulum 
nostrae Ecclesiae Ardmachanae sunt meri Hibernici, et 
inter Hibernicos couversantes, quibus concilium regium non 
consuevit ; sicut nee decuit concilii revelari " {D.R.). 

The Chapter possessed a Seal (which is engraved in Harris's 
Ware) dated 1661. It represents the Cathedral with a high 
spire, and bears the inscription : — 

ARMACH. AN. DOM. 1661. 

And, on a label within this inscription : — 



Cotton (in Fasti iii., 36) quotes MS., V.3.13. in Marsh's Library as 
saying " The Precentor of Armagh was anciently Prior of the Culdees ; 
and as being sucii, needed no dispensation for the liolding of a living with 
cure, together with that dignity." Adding, " It this be true we must 
accept the Series of Priors . . . for that of Precentors." 

For full particulars about the Culdees, see " A Memoir of the Celi-De 
or Culdees of Ireland and Great Britain," by Bishop Reeves, read before 
the Royal Irish Academy in 1860, and published four years later in its 
Transactions (4to) Vol. xxiv.. Sect, of Antiquities, pp. 119-264. This has 
long been out of print. It was re-issued in the same year with inde- 
pendent pagination and a preface of 7 pp., dated from the Library, 
Armagh, Nov. 16, 1864. This work has become very scarce. See Garstin'a 
Reeves' Bibliography, p. 201. 

779 — Kethernaeh (or Kernach), Prior, died {Archdall). 
863 — Kethernaeh, the son of Farnech, Prior, died {Archdall). 
982 — Muredach, the son of Muregan, Prior, died {Archdall). 

looi — Trener, Prior, died {Archdall). 

1052 — Gill da Patrick, the son of Domnal, Prior, died {Arch- 

1063 — Madagan O'Kelechain, Prior, died {Archdall). 

1247 — R is Precentor {Cal. Doc. I.). 

1325 — David is " Precemptor " {Theiner, No. 456). 

1364 — Odo McLymen is Prior and appears up to 1367 (Reeves' 
Culdees, p. 100). 

1406 — John O'Corre is Prior, and died 141 1 (Cotton gives 
" Archiv. Armagh " as authority, but see also Reeves' 
Culdees, loi). 

1411 — John O'Cassaly is Prior in this year, according to 
Archiv. Armagh, quoted by Cotton and in 1416 (Reeves' 
Culdees, loi). Is he the person of same name who was a 
Canon of Derry ? 

1425 — David McGillade is Prior and up to 1429-30. He was 
a Canon in 1416. He died in 1430 (Reeves' Culdees, 102). 

1429 — Guillelmus McGade is Prior (Reeves' Culdees, 102). 

1430 — Donald O'Kellachain. O'Callaghan or Kellachan was 
elected Prior, and was confirmed in his office by the Arch- 
bishop on May 17 of this year. He was also R, Tynan 
(Reeves' Culdees, 102). As " Prior of the Culdees " he 
inducted the Archdeacon in 1439/40, and he was still Prior 
in 1450 (Reeves' Culdees ; C.F. Ill, 44). 

1470 — Patrick Ocomoltan receives Provision from the Pope 
for the " Precentorship of the Culdees " {Ann. Hib., 8). 

1478 — John O'Lucharean binds himself for the first fruits of 
the Priory of the Culdees, 5 Aug., 1478 (Ann. Hib., 9). 

Precentors, 1487- 1680. 33 

1487, 1492, 1505. In these years the Deans of Armagh held the 
Priory of the Culdees (see Deans). Whether they were also Precentors 
is another question. Probably on the death of Edmund McKathmayle, 
Prior and Dean in 1549, the office of Prior became obsolete. 

1558 — " Sir" Patrick Dorelle or Darelle, assessor to the Dean 
at a Synod, is described in Dowdall's Register as " Cantor 
Ecclesiae Armachanae." (D.R.) 

He is one of three Commissioners June 13, 1564 (S.P.I.). " Credence 
to bearer. Sir Patrick Dorall, Precentor of Armagh," Aug. 27, 1565 
{S.P.I.). On Dec. 10, 1567, he is sent to Scotland by Shane O'Neill 
and gets protection Feb. 5, 1568 (S.P.I.). He had been proposed as 
Dean in 1563 instead of Daniel (Shirley Letters, 124). 

1591 — In this year Hugh O'Neill makes mention of a feeble " pore 
old man of four score and seventeen years of age being the official of 
Armagh, weU learned in civil and common laws." {Kilk. Jour. I., new 
series, p. 303). 

1598 — "The Chauntor of Armagh came to Newry, and he was entreated 
to bring the dead body of [Sir Henry] Bagnall from Armagh to Newry." 
(Ibidem. Jan., 1857, p. 277). Unfortunately his name is not mentioned. 
Probably it was Dorelle. 

1617 — John Symonds, admitted to the Precentorship Sep. i8 
{R.V., 1622). He was again pres. Dec. 2, 1629, and installed 
Dec. 10 {R.V., 1633). See Armagh. 

1637/8— David Watson, R. of Killeavy (which up to 1870 
remained the corps of this dignity) was named Precentor 
in the charter of Jan. 23, 1637/8 {P.R.). 

Cotton says he " was appointed by the Crown 7 Feb., 1627-8 [Lib. 
Mun.] and resigned 1629." He was a Scotchman. At the time of the 
rebellion or soon after, he fled to Scotland, for he made his WiU on 30 
June, 1644, " beiag about to travel into Scotland." According to an 
endorsement on his Will he " died on his journey into England and 
Scotland " ; but what actually happened was that he was taken prisoner 
on the voyage by a Wexford frigate called "The Harp" wherein was 
Alaster Macdonnell, General Major to Antrim's forces going to invade 
Scotland ; and died in prison. His P. Will was proved in Dublin 22 
June, 1658, by his widow Isabella Watson, alias Philiskerk, of Drum- 
quin. In it he mentions that the late Lord Claneboy owed him £110, 
which he left to his wife Isabella and their three children. He also 
speaks of his " beloved son-in-law, James Hamilton, Preacher of 
God's Word," who was nephew of the first Lord Claneboy and whose 
son, Archibald, was afterwards Presbvterian Minister at Benburb, 
and died in 1699. (See the Hamilton M88., 1867, p. 74). 

1661— G (=GuUelmus) W (or William W.) was Pre- 
centor, and in the Dean's absence enthroned Robert, Bishop 
of Kilmore, Proxy for Archbishop Bramhall {MS. Marsh's 
Library, V, 3, i, 13, quoted in Supplement of C.F., Vol. V, 
p. 203). 

1666— Patrick Dunkin (or Duncan) appears {D.R.). 

One of the name was made Preb. Dunsport (Down) March 27, 1640, 
and was imprisoned, with his wife and family, by the rebels in 1641 
(Dep. T.C.D.). He was an Irish scholar (see Usaher's Works.Yl, 146). 

34 Precentors, 1680-1771. 

1680— Michael Jephson, coll. Oct. 29 {D.R.). 

He was the son of John J., was born in Co. Cork and educated at Kil- 
kenny, and entered T.C.D. May 9, 1671, aged 17. Sch. 1673 ; B.A. 
1676 ; M.A. 1679 {Beg. T.C.D. ). He was Minor Canon St. Patrick's, 
Dublin in 1676 ; R. Clonkeen 1679-80, and afterwards Archdeacon of 
Leighlin. He was domestic Chaplain to the Primate. He held also 
the R. Ardmulchan (Meath) 1682-8 (F.F.T.). In 1683 he became 
Chanc. Christ Ch., Dublin, and in 1691 Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin. 
He res. his Precentorship in 1693. He m. Eliza, dau. of Wm. Light- 
burne, Dean of Derry. He saved the Communion Plate of Christ 
Church in 1689-90 by secretly burying it under the cofiSn of Bishop 
Cartwright of Chester, who, dying in Dublin in April, 1689, was interred 
in the Cathedral (Mason's S. Patrick's). He died on 4th Jan., 1693/4. 
His Will was proved in 1693/4. "Michael Gipson, of Monaghan, elk.," 
was attainted in 1689. 

1693 — Anthony Cope, IvL.D., coll. June 21 {D.R.). 

He entered T.C.D. Jan. 20, 1665, aged 17. He was ord. P. at Elphin 
1669, was Archdeacon of Elphin 1670-'83, Preb. Killaraght (Achonry) 
1673-'9, R. Montowles 1681, Dean of Elphin 1683-1700, Preb. Rasharkin 
1700-'5, R. Dunbin 1690-1700, was Chaplain to Primate Boyle from April 
12, 1692. Held also the R. and V. Dromiskin from 1692-1709. Cotton 
states, in error, that lie died in Feb., 1704/5, and was buried at St. Peter'a, 
Dublin. He seems to have res. the Precentorship then, but did not 
die till 1709, when he was buried in St. Catherine's, Dublin, July 6 {Par. 
Beg., p. 196). 

He was the son of Walter Cope, of DrumUly, Co. Armagh. See B.L.O.I. 
His P. Will, made 14 June, 1709, was proved in 1709. He left his pro- 
perty to be equally divided between his wife (Elizabeth) and children, 
(See Leslie's Kilsaran, pp. 239 and 327). 

1705— Charles Proby, M.A., coll. July i6 {D.R.) ; res. in 1709 
for Derrynoose, q.v. 

1709 — Benjamin Huson (Hewson, or Hewetson), T.C.D. B.A., 
1705, M.A.,— coll. Oct. 28 {F.F.T.) to Precentorship and 
R. and V. Dromiskin. 

Was R. Dundaik, Baronstown, Faughart, Dunbin and Heynestown 
from June to October, 1709. 

He was a relative of Primate Marsh. See privately printed History 
of the Family of Hewetson in Ireland, and paper in Journal of Royal 
Soc. of Antiquaries of Ireland, 1909, by John Hewitson, for some account 
of him ; also Leslie's Kilsaran, pp. 200 and 332, for a summary of his 
WUl. He erected the monument in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, 
to Primate Marsh, in whose vault there he was buried on May 31, 1720. 
{Beg. of St. Patrick's). 

1720 — James Dobbins, B.A., coll. June 14, installed Jime 

25, {D.R.) ; res. in 1724, and became Chancellor, q.v. 
1724 — John Kearney, IvL.D., who was R. Loughgilly from 
1720, was coll. to Prec. and R. Killeavy on June 24 and 
allowed to hold Loughgilly, being contiguous, with them ; 
installed July i {D.R.). 

T.C.D. Sch. 1707; B.A. 1709; Fellow, 1712; M.A. 1712; B.D. and 
D.D. 1719. He held the R. Derryvullan (Clogher) 1719-'24. He died 
in July, 1771, having held this dignity 47 years. 

Precentors, 1771-1858. 35 

1771 — Arthur Jacob, M.A., afterwards D.D., coll. July 19 
(F.F.R.) ; installed July 27 {D.R.). He exchanged with 
his successor for Preb. Tynan 1775. See Archdeacons. 

1775— Richard AUott, coll. Feb. 22 ; installed Feb. 25 {D.R.). 
An M.A. and B.D. of Cambridge, and B.D. of T.C.D. {ad eund. Cant.) 
1776 ; D.D. 1783. Was descended from the Allott? of Bentley Grange 
(See B.L.G.). He was Preb. Faldown (Tuam) 1771-4, Preb. Tynan 
and Vic-Choral Armagh 1774-5. In 1788 he was made Treas. of Christ 
Church, Dublin, and in 179.5 res. this Precentorship for the Deanery of 
Raphoe, which he held till his death in 1832 (C.F. Ill, 363). He was 
author of and published a " Description of the Caves discovered on the 
Glebe of Killeavy," printed in Archceologia by the Soc. Ant., Lend., 

Vol. XV., p. 408. ^ ^ 36 8296 

1796 — Nathaniel Alexander, coll. Jan. 26 riS&tafled' Teb. 6 

He was the eldest son of Robert A. of Boomhall, Derry, and nephew 
of James 1st Earl of Caledon ; was born Aug. 13. 1760 ; educated in 
England under Dr. Parr, and afterwards at Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge ; 
B.A. 1783 ; M.A. 1787 ; D.D. — ; ord. D. Nov. 3, 1782 ; C. Aghadowey 
(Derry), 1783-'4 ; R. Kildress, 1789-'96. Held this Precentorship with 
the Preb. Tecolme (Leighlin) 1796-1802. Consecrated Bishop of Clonfert 
March 21, 1802, in St. Mark's Church, Dublin ; was translated to Killaloe 
in 1804, and thence to Down in the same year, and asrain to Meath in 
1823. Died at North Great George's Street, Dublin^ Oct. 21, 1840 ; 
bur. at Ardbraccan, where a monument exists to him and to his wife 
Anne (see C.F. Ill, 124). Abp. Whateley does not seem to have passed 
a very favourable criticism on his life and work, viz. — " He . . . ate 
and drank for 85 {sic) years." — (Whateley's Lifell, 7) — a criticism 
perhaps not altogether fair. His son, Robert, became Archdeacon of 
Down 1814-'28, and another son, James, was Preb. Dunsport (Down), 

1802 — John Cleland, M.A., pres. by the Crown April 3 ; inst. 
May 10 ; installed May 23 {D.R.). Was Chancellor of Lis- 
more 1796-1834. He died in July, 1834, at Stormont, 
Newtownards, Co. Down, aged 80. (See Cleland of Stor- 
mont in B.L.G.I. and C.F., I, 178). 

1834 — Richard Allott, M.A., coll. August 8 ; installed August 
10 {D.R.). 

Was a son of the Rev. Dr. Allott above-named. Keeper of the Public 
Library, Armagh, 1813-'34. He was educated in Trin. CoU., Cambridge, 
where he matriculated in 1801; became B.A. (I3th Wrangler) 1805; 
Fellow 1807 ; Senior Fellow 1830. 

Published : — A Sermon — " The Voluntary System " — preached at a 
Visitation of the Clergy. Died on April 19, 1858, aged 75. A memorial 
wmdow to him in Armagh Cathedral states, erroneously, that he died 
on " April XXI." He was a most accomplished musician as well as 
scholar. He left over £40,000 of which he bequeathed £6,000 tf an 
estate in Yorkshire to Trinity College, Cambridge, but his intention was 
defeated by the Mortmain Act. (See Clerical Journal, 7 June, 1866). 

1858— Alexander Irwin, coll. May 21 ; installed (D.R.). 

T.C.D., B.A. 1826, M.A. 1832. He was the son of Rev. Henry I., 
Inc. of Sandford and afterwards Archdeacon of Emly. Born May 1, 

36 Precentors, 1858-igio. 

1804 ; was ord. in 1827 for the Curacy of Sandford ; became C. Armagh 
1842; R. Armagh 1850-'8. He m. in 1834 Eleanor Magee Callwell, 
and was the father of Rev. Alexander Irwin, Preb. of Tynan. He died 
on Jan. 11th, 1872, and was buried in a vault in St. Mark's Churchyard, 
Armagh, which has the following inscription : — " The Reverend A. 
Irwin 1851 [the latter indicating the date on which the vault was built]." 
A brass in Armagh Cathedral commemorates him. The pulpit in the 
Cathedral was erected partly to his memory and partly to the memory 
of Rev. Chas. King Irwin, i).D., also Precentor 1875-8,3, and beard this 
inscription : — "In honorem Dei, et in Piam Memoriam Alexandri Irwin, 
A.M., Cantoris A.S.MDCCCLVIII— MDCCCLXXII ; Atque Carol! 
Filii Hujus Carolus King Irwin, S.T.D. Thesaurus, illius Alexander 
Irwin, A.M., Prebendar. De Tynan, Posuere Anno Salutis MDCCCXC." 

After Mr. Irwin's death the Parish of Killeavy became 
separated from the Precentorship. 

1872 — William Reeves, D.D., inst. Jan. 27 ; installed Jan. 
29 {D.R ). See Deans. 

1875— Charles King Irwin, D.D., inst. Feb. 26 ; installed Feb. 
27 {D.R.) ; died August 2, 1883. See lyoughgilly. 

1883 — Jonathan Rogers Chomley, B.D., inst. Sep. 24 ; in- 
stalled Oct. 8 {D.R.) ; died April 20, 1886. See Loughgall. 

1886— Augustine Fitzgerald, D.D., inst. May 18 ; installed 
June I {D.R.) : res. for Deanery. See Deans. 

1896 — Francis George Le Poer McClintock, B.D., inst. July 
23 ; installed Aug. 2 {D.R.) ; res. for Deanery. See Deans. 

1909 — William Moore Morgan, I^I^.D., inst. Oct. 9 ; installed 
Oct. 10 {D.R.). 

Born May 15, 1845, the only son of William Conway M., Barrister-at- 
Law (eldest son of Rev. Moore M., Preb. of Dunlavin in St. Patrick's 
Cathedral, Dublin, and for 42 years R. of Dunlavin) and Maria, dau. 
of Robert Morellet Alloway of the Derries, Ballybrittas, Queen's Co., 
and grand-dau. of the Right Hon. Mr. Justice Johnson. Educated at 
Rochester Grammar School ; Lycee St. Louis, Paris ; Portarlington 
School and T.C.D. ; Sch. 1865 ; B.A. (Sen. Mod. Math, and CI.), 1868 ; 
Bp. Law's Prize, 1868 ; Div. Test and Vice-Chanc's Prize for Greek Verse, 
1869 ; M.A. 1871 ; LL.B. and LL.D. 1879 ; ord. D., 1869 ; P. 1874 ; 
Head Master Royal School, Armagh, 1869-91 ; Hon. Vicar-Choral Arm. 
Cath., 1876 ; Exam. Chaplaui to Primate, 1886 ; Keeper of the Public 
Library, Armagh, 1890 ; Prebendary of MuUabrack 1890-1908 ; Treas. 
of Armagh, 1908-9. Married (1) Wilhelmina Frances, dau. of Captain 
A. Hartford, Portarlington, by whom he has issue ; (2) Constance Mary, 
dau. of George Smyth, Esq., Mount Henry, Dalkey; (3) Frances Margt., 
only child of Major Andrew Craig, LL.D., Armagh. Is a member of the 
General Synod and of its Standing Committee, and Hon. Sec. of the 
Diocesan Synod and Council, and also a Diocesan Nominator. 


1246-7 — M — was Chancellor {Cal. Doc. I, and Theiner 147). 

1287 — Matthew McCathsaid appears as Chancellor, being this 
year elected Bishop of Clogher {C.F. Ill, 38). 

1364 — Peter appears, Feb. {D.R.). 

1365 — Odo O'Neal (or Odo McDonyn, Prior of the Culdees) 
was inducted into the office of Chancellor, then vacant, 
because it was only worth 26 shillings per annum, to which 
the Archbishop annexed for his life the R. of Talmactglyrd, 
held by said Odo (D.R.). He became Bishop of Clogher 
about this year, and died in 1370 {Ware). 

1366 — Peter O'Kervallan (O'Carolan) is Chancellor (D.R.). 
He is called Patrick in 1367 {D.R.). He was a Canon of 
Derry, and became Dean of Derry in 1367 {D.R.). 

1373 — Mauricius O'Corry is Chancellor (D.R.). He had been 
a member of the Chapter i36i-'6 (D.R.). He is living in 
1374 {D.R.). In 1397 he appears as Dean. 

1416— Maurice O'Ferchanan appears {D.R.). 

1430 — Solomon McCreaghnyr or McCrenyr or McCreanayre, 

a Canon, was also Chancellor. In 1428 he was a Canon of 
Clogher. He appears as Chanc. up to 1455 {D.R.). 

1520 — Robert Tatayd, M.A., was appointed Chancellor and a 
Canon on Dec. 27, by order of Hugh, Bishop of Meath, the 
Primate's Vicar- General. (D.R.). 

1622 — Thomas Grant appears {R.V., 1622). He was also R. 
Aghalow and R. Clonfeakle. C.F. calls him " Grant " in 

1625 — Laurence Robinson was pres. by the Crown by lapse 
May 20 {P.R.), yet in R.V., 1633, the Chancellorship is 
" vacant." Robinson seems to have become Chancellor 
certainly in 1634, ^^^ was named as Chancellor in the 
Charter of 1637/8. He was inst. Chancellor and R. Kilmore 
on 3 May, 1638 {F.F.T.), — Kilmore Rectory and Vicarage 
having been united by the Charter to the Chancellorship 
as its corps. (See Kilmore). 

L. Robinson was B.A. T.C.D. in 1613 ; ord. D. and P. 22 April, 1619, 
by the Bishop of Raphoe. He was R. Urney and Amagelliffe (Kilmore) 
from 1620, and V. Killersherdoney from 6 June, 1628 (R.V., 1633). We 
find him writing to Ussher from Urney, thanking him " for all your 
noble favours done to me and mine." — (Ussher' s Works, XV, 458). He 
is said to have been kUled about 1641 (Dep. T.C.D.). It is certain he 
died about that time {P.R.). 

38 Chancellors, 1643-1681. 

[Cotton has John Samwood as Chancellor in 1629, but this is an error, 
for John Symonds, who was not made Chancellor, but Chantor or Precentor ; 
see Precentors and also R. V., 1633. Cotton also has Robert Price as Chan- 
cellor in 1637/8, admitted March 7. We find, however, from the F.F.R. 
R. Price was admitted not Chanc. of Armagh, but Chanc. of Connor on 
March 7, 1637/8.] 

1643— Edward Slegg, B.D. (erroneously called William Sley 

and placed among the Deans by Cotton, misled by the 
Lib. Mun. and a note on the margin of the Chancery Roll), 
pres. by the Crown to the Chanc. and R. and V. Kilmore 
and R. Killincoole Nov. 22 {P.R.). 

1664 — George Walker, D.D., appears as Chancellor in the 
Will of Thomas Chambers, Armagh (dated this year), who 
left him " one of my bay mares." 

He was a native of Yorkshire and came of the family of Walker, 
of Gawthorpe Manor, Biiigley ; appointed, by Bishop Bramhall, R. 
Badoney in 1630, and R. Cappagh 1636. Cotton says he was also Arch- 
deacon of Deny (see C.F. Ill, 337). On 25 Oct., 1660, he was restored 
to the Rectories of Cappagh and Badoney, on his own petition, stating 
that he had been expelled at the beginning of the rebellion and lived 
abroad since (Comm. Papers A/25, p. 339). He was R. Donoughmore, 
Desertlyn, and Errigle Keerogue 1662-'74. He m. Ursula Stanhope 
and was father of the celebrated Rev. George Walker, Defender of Derry. 
He and his wife were buried in Kilmore Church, where an inscription 
on a plain stone in the floor in front of the Chancel reads : — 
" Here lyeth the body of 
Doctor G. Walker, Chancellor of Armagh, 
and Rector of Kilmore, who dyed the 
15th day of September, Arm. Dom. 1677." (See Memorials). 

1677 — William Smyth, D.D., Treasurer of Armagh and Dean 
of Dromore, coll. Nov. 8 {F.F.T.). 

He was the eldept son of Ralph Smyth, of a Yorkshire family, by 
Alice, dau. of Sir Robert Hawksworth ; was bom at Lisburn ; educated 
at Hillsborough ; ent. T.C.D. as a Pensioner, March 19, 1656, aged 18 ; 
Fellow T.C.D.. 1663; V. Ardnurcher (Meath), 1662-'81 ; Dean of Dromore, 
1673-'81 ; R. Xavan, 1671-'81 ; R. Ardsallagh, 1674 ; R. Balsoon, 1675 ; 
V. Donaghmore (Meath), 1677-'81 ; V. Athlumney, 1677. It was prob- 
ably the same W. S. who was also Preb. of Lulliaghmore (Kildare), 1661- 
'82, and perhaps he was the W. S. Domestic Chaplain to Primate Marget- 
son, who was coU. Preb. Comber by the Primate Aug. 2, 1670 {D.R.) ; 
but there was an Archdeacon of Armagh of the same name, who died 
in 1673, the year the Prebend became vacant. In 1681 he became 
Bishop of KUlala, and in 1682 was translated to Raphoe and in 1693 
to Kilmore. While he was Bishop of Raphoe his palace was burned by 
the army of King James. He m. May 29, 1672, at St. Michan's, Dublin, 
Mary (dau. of Sir John Povey, Chief Justice King's Bench), who d. at 
Bordeaux in 1673. He d. on 24 Feb., 1699, and was bur. in St. Peter's, 
Dublin. He had issue : — Ralph d.s.p. ; James, Archdeacon of Meath; 
WUliam of Barbavilla, Co. Meath, and a dau. who m. Edward Smyth, 
Bishop of Down and Connor. His P. Will, dated 15 June, 1698, was 
proved 3 March, 1698. (See C.F. and B.L.G.I.). 

Chancellors, 1681-1765. 39 

1681 — Garrett Barry, pres. by the Crown June i ; inst. June 

24 {D.R. and F.F.T.). 

Was V. Ahern (Cloyne) 1675-'81 ; R. Kilsaran, 1678-'81 ; V. Cloghran 
(Swords), Feb. 21 -June 1, 1681. He died in 1685. 

1685— Enoch Reader, D.D., coU. April 2 (F.F.T.). 

He was the son of Enoch R. of Dublin (who was son of E. R., Lord 
Mayor of Dublin, by Anne, dau. of Sir James Donelan, Lord Chief Justice 
C.R). He entered T.C.D. as a Pensioner May 12, 1670, aged 13. Was 
R. Clonkeen 1680-'5 ; R. Kilsaran 1681-'5 ; res. the Chancellorship and 
R. Kilmore and exchanged for the Chanc. of Connor 1696; was made 
Dean of Kilmore in 1691-01, Dean of Emly and Archdeacon of Dublin 
1701-9. He died Nov. 9, 1709. His son William became Archdeacon 
of Cork, and his dau. who married John Garstin of Leragh Castle, was 
ancestress of Mr. John Ribton Garstin, D.L., Braganstown, who re- 
presents this family. See Leslie's Kilsaran, pp. 124 and 223. 

1696 — Andrew Charlton, M.A. (who exchanged with Reader 
the Chanc. of Connor for this), coll. April 6 (D.R.). 

He was the third son of John C. of Aghabane, Co. Cavan, whose Will 
was proved in 1678. He was ord. D. Nov. 9, 1673. He was V. Killin- 
kere (Kilmore) 1682-1700. He also held by facultv with the Chancellor- 
ship the R. Killan and R. Knockbride (Kilmore) from 1696-1724. He 
was Chancellor of Connor 1692-'6. He was coll. Archdeacon of Ardagh 
August 3, 1683, but seems to have res. it on his appointment to this 
dignity. He was Proctor for the Clergy of Kilmore diocese at the Convo- 
cation of 1704 {CF. IIL and V.). He published a Sermon preached 
before the House of Commons at St. Andrew's Church (Dublin : 4to, 
1704). He died in 1724. 

[Cotton in error states that Dillon Ashe was inst. Chanc. 9 Feb., 1705/6 
He was coll. on that day Chanc. 01 Clogher, not of Armagh.] 

1724 — James Dobbins, B.A., Precentor, coll. June 13 ; 
stalled June 17 {D.R.). 

He was ord. P. May 27, 1711, and became Preb. Clondagad, Killaloe 
in the same year. Primate Lindsay was his former Diocesan at Killaloe. 
The Primate in his Will left £100 to his niece Mary Dobbins and £2 
to her two daus., which she had by Mr. Snugg. So she married [James ?] 
Dobbins as her 2nd husband. This accounts for his appointment as 
Precentor and R. Killeavy in 1720 and for his subsequent promotion, 
to this dignity, a month before the Primate's death. Dobbins died in 

1733 — Charles Este, M.A., Archdeacon, coll. Feb. 9 ; installed 
Feb. 13 (D.R.). See Archdeacons. 

1736 — John Brandreth, M.A., Dean, pres. by the Crown on 
May 14 ; inst. May 18 ; installed May 24 (D.R.). See Deans, 
where extracts trom his Will concerning Kilmore are given. 
He died 3rd October, 1764. 

1765— Alexander Bissett, D.D., Preb. of Tynan and Arch- 
deacon of Connor ; pres. by the Crown sede vacante Jan. 24 
{P.R.) ; inst. Jan. 30 {D.R. and F.F.R.). 

He came of an ancient Aberdeenshire family, being the 2nd son of 
Major William B. of Lessendrum (see B.L.G.). He was educated at 
Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford. 

40 Chancellors, 1765-1813. 

He was Chancellor of Down 1748-'59 ; Archdeacon of Connor 1759-'82 ; 
Preb. Ballymore 1757-'9, and Preb. Tynan 1759-'65. He m. Jane, 
dau. of General Bockland of Knighton, Isle of Wight, and had ( 1 ) Maurice 
George; (2) William, D.D., also Chancellor in 1817, see below; (3) 
Alexander, ancestor of late Rev. Robert Elrington Bissett ; (4) George, 
D.D. ; (5) Henry, and two daus., to one of whom, Jane, b. 11 May, 1762, 
d. 12 Feb., 1771, there is a memorial in Kilmore Church. 

He died in 1781/2, and by his P. Will, dated Nov, 1, 1769, proved 
16 Feb., 1782, he made Jane, his wife, sole exor ; left Maurice, his eldest 
son, his " gold watch, made by Graham," ..." as he is already pos- 
sessed of the real estate of his grandfather " ; to his 3rd son, Alexander, 
his large gold watch, " as he is already possessed of more money than I 
can give." The rest of his estate is to be divided between those of his 
children that have no benefit from Captain George Bocland's legacy. 
An inventory made by him and attached to his Will, says that his estate 
was worth £6,475. 

1782 — Brabazon Disney, V. of Ardee, coll. Mar. 27,; installed 
April 12 {D.R.). 

He was the 2nd son of John D. of Stabannon (see Leslie's Kilsaran, 
pp. 116-7), b. 1711 ; ent. T.C.D. as a Fellow Commoner Nov. 19, 1726 ; 
Sch. 1729 ; B.A. 1731 ; M.A. 1734 ; B.D. 1745 ; D.D. 1746 ; Fellow 1736 ; 
Senior Fellow 1746-'61 ; Reg. Prof, of Laws 1747-'9 ; Abp. King's 
Lecturer in Divinity 1754-'61 ; Reg. Prof, of Divinity 1761-'90 ; Preb. 
Loughaall 1769-'76 ; Chanc. Christ Church. Dub., 1771-88 : R. Staholmok 
and Cruicestown (Meath) 1788-'90 ; V. Ardee 1776-'82. Married 
Patience, dau. of H. M. Ogle, M.P. for Drogheda, and had five sons, 
including Rev. Brabazon D., Rector of Slane, father of Dean Brabazon, 
W.D. of Armagh. He died in 1790, and was buried in St. Peter's, Dublin. 
His P. Will, in which he is simply described as " of Dublin City, Clerk," 
dated 22 May, 1777, was proved 4th Feb., 1793. He left to his wife 
Patience £300 per annum (in addition to £200 under marriage settlements) 
and a house in Drogheda left him by her brother John Ogle, and a house 
and grounds bought from his son. Alderman Wm. Ogle, with power of 
appointment among children. Eldest son Wm. is under 21. £8,000 
left to four younger sons — Brabazon, Thomas, Robert, and Edward ; 
guardians of children Wm. Ogle, John Leigh, Rev. Robert Leavens ; 
wife sole exor ; four codicils. He had bought a Commission for his son 
Thomas, and apprenticed Edward to John Patrick, merchant, also bought 
lands of Galtrim, Boycetown and Mitchelstown in Meath, and had 
obtained a living for his son Brabazon, etc. 

1790 — William Lodge, coll. March 13 ; installed Mar. 17 {D.R.). 
He was the son of John Lodge, Keeper of the Rolls. He was born 
in 1742. T.C.D. Sch. 1759 ; B.A. 1761 ; M.A. 1764, afterwards 
LL.D; Pres. to V. St. Andrew's (Down), March 14, 1769; V.-Choral, 
Armagh, 1770-'80 ; R. Lissan, 1770-'l ; R. Ballinderry and Tamlaght, 
1771-'80; R. Clonfeacle Mar.-Nov., 1777; R. Derrynoose, 1780-'90. 
He was appointed the first Keeper of the Public Library of Armagh 
Aug. 29, 1785, and held that post with the Chanc. and R. of Kilmore till 
his death. He m. Mary, dau. of John Olphert. of Ballyconnell, Co. 
Donegal (M. L. dated June 1, 1771). She d. in 1799, aged 45. A Latin 
inscription on a monument to her, erected in Armagh Cathedral Church- 
yard is given in Rogers' Memoir of Armagh Cathedral, p. 124. He died 
on Feb. 23, 1813, and a large collection of his MSS., including Succession 
Lists of the Clergy of Armagh and other Dioceses, was purchased by the 
Armagh Library from his representative. (See Reeves in U.J. A., New 
Series I, 87-'9). Hig son Richard, of Ballinahone, Armagh, became a 

Chancellors, 1813-1871. 41 

Captain in the Army, and had a dau. Anna, who m., circa 1824, Charles 
Tisdall, of Mt. Tiadall, Co. Meath. Dr. Lodge's dau. Mary m. Thomas 
Wybrants Olphert. 

1813 — Richard Bourne, M.A., coll. Aug. 2 ; installed Sep. 
II {D.R.). 

Was Preb. of Monmohenock in St. Patrick's, Dublin, 1779-'81 ; 
Chanc. St. Patrick's, Dublin, 1781-1810; R. BaUinderry, 1793-1805; 
R. Kildress, 1805-13 ; Dean of Tuam, 1810-'13. He died at Kilmore 
(Co. Armagh) 16 July, 1817, aged 65. His son William became Preb. 
Rathangan and R. St. Andrew's, Dublin. (See C.F. II, 120, etc.). There 
is a tablet to his memory in the north gallery of St. Werburgh's Church, 
Dublin, erected by his three surviving sons. 

1817— William Bissett, M.A., D.D., coll. Aug. 23 ; installed 
August 30 (D.R.). 

Born 1758, the 2nd son of Rev. A. Bissett, D.D. (see above). Was 
educated at Westminster School, and Christ Church, Oxford, where he 
became Sch. in 1775; B.A. 1779, and M.A. 1782, also B.A. in T.C.D., 
1804 ; became Chaplain to the Marquis Wellesley, Lord Lieutenant ; 
P.C. Ballymakenny, 1785-'91 ; Preb. Loughgall, 1791-1807 ; R. Donough- 
more, 1807-'12; R. Loughgilly, 1812-'7. He held also R. Clonmore, 
1794-1807. Was Archdeacon of Ross, 1804-22, which he held with this 
dignity. He became Bishop of Raphoe in 1822. He m. Jane, dau. 
of Rev. Christopher Erie, and succeeded his brother at Lessendrum, 
but d. s.p. on 5 Sep., 1834, during a holiday in the Scottish Highlands 
at Lessendrum, and was bur. in Scotland. A tablet to his memory was 
erected by his clergy in Raphoe Cathedral (see C.F. Ill, 359). He 
printed a work for his parishioners at Loughgall in 1807 entitled : — 
" The Complete History of our Lord Jesus Christ," Dublin, 1807. 
(See also Brady's Records of Cork, and B.L.O.). 

1823— Edward Chichester, pres. by the Crown Feb. 28 ; inst. 
Mar. II (Cotton has " 14" in error) ; installed April 5 (D.R.). 
He was the son of Rev. Wm, C, Rector of Culdaff, and brother of 
Sir Arthur C, of Green Castle. T.C.D., Sch. 1793; B.A. 1795; 
M.A. 1817. He was R. Culdaff, 1793-1800 and 1807-23 ; R. Cloncha, 
1800-23. He was the father of Rev. William C, afterwards Lord O'NeUl. 
See Peerages. He published : — " Deism compared with Christianity," 
2nd ed., 3 Vols., 8vo (London), 1844. He died in July, 1840. 

1840— James Jones, coll. July 31 ; installed August 51 (D.R.). 
T.C.D. B.A. 1813 ; M.A. 1822. 

He was the 3rd son of Rev. James Jones, of Merrion Square, Dublin, 
R. of Urney, by his first wife Lydia, dau. of Theobald Wolfe ; was b. in 
1791 (see " Marsham " B.L.6.). He was R. Keady 1823-'5, and R. 
Derrynoose 1825-'40. He m. ia 1835 Isabella, dau. of Rev. Thos. Quin, 
of Wingfield, Bray, and had issue (1) James, b. 10 June, 1838, d. 26 Aug., 
1902; (2) Thomas John, Col. (Retd.) R.A., of Lisnawilly, Dnndalk, 
b. 16 Dec, 1839 ; (3) John George, Vice-Admiral R.N., b. 9 June, 1844 ; 
(4) Ellen Catherine, of Forthill, Dundalk, and (5) Isabella Elizabeth, 
who d. 30 April, 1878. 

A brass tablet in Armagh Cathedral records that he " died Jan. 24, 
1871, aged 78 years. He was the confidential friend and C'aaplain 
of two Primates, the survivor of whom records the love and respect 
which were felt for him by all sorts and conditions of men." He was 
buried in Kilmore churchyard. 

42 Chancellors, 1871-igio. Treasurers. 

After disestablishment the Chancellorship became severed 
from the Rectory of Kilmore. 

1871— John Young Rutledge, D.D., R. of Armagh ; inst. May 
21 ; installed May 27 {D.R.). ; died Aug. i, 1872, aged 48. 
See Armagh. 

1872 — Benjamin Wade, M.A., R. of Donoughmore ; inst. 
Sep. 9 ; installed Sep. 13 {D.R.) ; d. in 1889. See Donough- 

1890 — Robert James Shaw-Hamilton, D.D. ; inst. Jan. 10 ; 
installed Jan. 13 (D.R.) ; res. in 1900 for the Deanery. 
See Deans. 

1900 — Thomas Gabriel Stokes, M.A., R. of Carnteel ; inst. 
Aug. 13 ; installed Aug. 14 {D.R.) ; res. in 1909. See 

1910 — Edward Waller Hobson, M.A.; R. of Portadown ; inst. 
Feb. 2 ; installed Feb. 4 (D.R.). See Portadown. 


1433 — David McDewyn appears (D.R.). He was Preb. of 

Ballymore in 1433. He was still Treasurer in 1455 (D.R.). 
1520 — Matthew McKeon appears. He died in 1527 {D.R.). 
1527— Eugenius McEgyrr, coll. Oct. 28 {D.R.). 
1544 — Patrick y Mulkequena is mentioned in this year as 

" a former Treasurer of Armagh " (D.R.). 

1617— Theophilus Buekworth, B.D., coll. Sep. 18 {F.F.T.). 

He held the Treasurership and R.Creggan in commendam with 
his Bishopric of Dromore. He is Treas. in 1622 and again 
in 1633 {R.V.). He died in 1652. See Armagh. 

[1627/8.— The Lib. Mun. states that John Watson was pres. by Patent 
to the Treas. and R. MuUabrack in 1627-8, but the Treas. does not 
seem to have been vacant and on no other occasion is it found united 
with MuUabrack, so that this is probably^an|error.] 

Treasurers, 1662- 1773. 43 

1662 — John Forward, inst. Feb. i to Treas. and R. Creggan 
V. Dundalk, R. Heynestown and V. Haggardstown (F.F.T.). 
He seems to have res. Dundalk in 1664, but we find him, 
Treas. and R. Creggan in 1666 {D.R.). 

A John Forward, son of Robert F., Dean of Dromore, ent. T.C.D. 
June 24, 1659, aged 19, and a John F. is mentioned in the Subsidy Rolls 
of Braganstown, Co. Louth, in 1667. 

1667— William Smyth, M.A., inst. April 24 (F.F.T.). He 
res. this in 1677 for Chancellorship. See Chancellors. 

1677— Tobias Pullein, M.A., coll. Sep. 8 (F.F.T.) ; res. in 1682. 
See St. Peter's, Drogheda. 

1682 — Andrew Brereton, coll. May 18 (F.F.T.). 

He was the son of Rev. Robert B., and was b. in Queen's Co. and 
educated in Dublin. He ent. T.C.D. Sep. 9, 1661, aged 17, and became 
Sch. and B.A. ; m. Frances Archdall in 1664. He held also from 1693-5 
the V. Pierstownlandy (Meath) ; He died in 1695. His son Francis, born 
at Newtown, Co. Dublin, educated at Drogheda, ent. T.C.D. as a Pen- 
sioner Oct. 2, 1685, aged 17. 

1695— William Dalgarno, M.A., coll. April 20 (D.R.). 

He was R. Ballyclog from 1682 and R. Clonoe from 1686, and held 
these parishes with this dignity. He died in 1727. There is a tablet 
to his memory in Clonoe Church. 

His P. Wm, dated 25 Feb, 1724-5, was proved 24 Aug., 1727. He 
left his estate to five unmarried daughters — viz., Jane, Elizabeth, Anne, 
Alice, and Mary, except lease of Clantibracken left to grandchild Jane 
Corbet, and £8 to Protestant poor of Clonoe parish. Executors, his 
five unmarried daughters. Overseers : Robert Lyndesey, Robt. Cope 
and Rev. Samuel Close. Witnesses : Bar. Cope, Henry Conlon, Thos. 

1727— William White, coll. Nov. 4 ; installed Nov. 11 (D.R.). 
T.C.D. B.A., 1697 ; M.A. 1700. 

He was Dean of Kilfenora 1716-'24, and R. Arboe 1724-'27, and was 
probably the William White, M.A., who was Curate of St. Nicholas' 
Without, Dublin, and Drunmconran or Clonturk, and was suspended in 
1712, Nov. 25 {Miscdl. MSS. P.R.O.). He held this barely six months, 
dying in 1728. 

1728— Hugh Hill, coll. May 16 ; installed May 21 (D.R.). 
T.C.D. Sch. 1720 ; B.A. 1722 ; M.A. 1725 ; B.D. and 
D.D. 1753. 

He was uncle of the first Baronet of this name. See Baronetages. 
Having held this dignity for forty years he died in 1773. The P. Will 
of Rev. Hugh H., D.D., of Cavendish Row, Dublin, was proved 15 June, 
1773. He left his son Edward all his estate in Moun thill, Co. Armagh, 
to his wife Elizabeth an annuity and a life interest in his estate at 
Aghoghill and the use of his Dublin house. His dau. Elizabeth to get 
moiety of estate of Aghoghill after her mother's death ; his son Rowley, 
£1,200 ; hip grandson Hugh mentioned. A bequest of £50 to Incorpor- 
ated Society for a school in Creggan was revoked in a codicil. 

44 Treasurers, 1773-1817. 

1773— Francis Hamilton, coll. and installed July 29 {D.R.). 

He waa son of James H., and was bom at Lisbum, and ent. T.C.D. 
as a Pensioner April 27, 1726, aged 16 ; B.A. 1730 ; M.A. 1733 ; B.D. 
and D.D. 1751 {Reg. T.C.D.). He was C. Donaghenry, 1736 ; C. Bally- 
clog, 1744 ; C. Youghal, 1746-'53 ; R. Dundalk, Dunbin, Dmmglass, 
and Tnllaniskin from 1754. He resigned Drumglass and TuUaniskin 
on being appointed Treas., but continued to hold Dundalk and Dunbin. 
He resided in Dundalk. He died in 1783, and his P. Will, dated 7 Aug., 
1780, was proved 29 Nov., 1783. Directs Edenderry, Lavaghary and 
Ballymagown in the Manor of Carbrackbeg and Co. Armagh, held on 
lease of 28 June, 1737, for 959 years and " left to me by my stepmother, 
Jane Hamilton, of Downpa trick, deceased," to be sold ; £500 to eldest 
dau. of Sir Edw. Loftus, Bt., by his wife Lady Anne ; plate to " my niece 
Lady Loftus"; coffee pot to wife of Rev. Dean Dobbp ; £500 to Rev. 
Robert Berkeley, D.D., R. Midleton, Co. Cork, and his youngest son 
Rev. Wm. B. ; portrait of Sir Kenelm Digby to Lord Clanbrassil ; £200 
to Cath. Braddell, maid to my late wife ; servant, Thomas Merrin ; books 
to Rev. Thomas Caulfield, R. Kiilyman ; residue to Sarah Howard, 
dau. of Robert H., of Dominick Street, Dublin, by his wife Sarah. Ex- 
ecutor said Robert Howard, who got probate. Witnesses : — Jn. Richard- 
son, Jn. Harlow. 

1784 — James Archibald Hamilton, M.A., afterwards D.D. 
coll. Mar. i ; installed Mar. 12 (D.R.) ; res. in 1790 for 
Preb. Tynan. See Preb. Mullabrack. 

1790 — Hon. Percy Jocelyn, coll. Mar. i8 ; installed Mar. 25 
{D.R.). T.C.D., B.A. 1785. 

He was the 3fd son of the 1st Earl of Roden (see Peerages). From 
1787-95 he was Treas. of Cork and Ballinadee. He held R. Tamlaght 
with the Archdeaconry of Ross, 1788-90 ; Preb. Disert (Lismore), 1796- 
1809, which latter he held with the Treas. Armagh. He became Bishop of 
Ferns in 1809, and was translated to Clogher in 1820. He was deprived 
in 1822 by a Court, consisting of four Bishops — Kilmore, Deiry, Dromore, 
and Raphoe — held at Armagh (see Ann. Register 1822 — Appendix to 
Chronicle, p. 138). He died at Edinburgh Dec, 1843, and was buried 
in the new cemetery there. {C.F. Ill, 43, 84 ; Brady's Records I, 23). 

1809— Henry Stewart, D.D., pres. by the Crown Sep. i6 ; 
inst. Sep. 23 ; installed Oct. 8 ; inducted into R. Creggan 
Oct. 20 (D.R.) — Cotton's dates here are wrong. He res. 
in 1817 for R. L^oughgilly, q.v. 

1817 — Charles Atkinson, LL.D., coll. Sep. 9 ; installed Sep. 
13 (D.R.) : ent. T.C.D., 1788, aged 17 ; ord. D. 1793. R. 
Forkill 1795-1817. 

He was the son of Rev. Guy Atkinson, of Cangort, King's Co. (V. Trim, 
1753-67 ; R. of Aghoghill, 1767-95), by Jane, dau. of Jackson Wray, of 
Co. Donegal. He m. (1) in 1793 Thomasine, dau. of Rev. Alexander 
Clotworthy Downing, R. Leckpatrick, Derry, and had by her 4 sons 
and 4 daus., one of whom m. Arthur Hill Reed, of Donnybrook, Co. 
Tipperary. He m. 2ndly on 22nd June, 1 832, Jane Letitia, dau. of Rev. 
Arthur Ellis, V. of Ardee, by whom he had one son and one dau. He 
died in March, 1851, and his P. Will was proved in the same year. See 
also Forkill. 

Treasurers, 1851-1910. 45 

1851 — Josiah Francis Flavell, M.A., coll. April 19 ; res. for 
Preb. I^oughgall, Feb. 11, 1852, because he feared being shot 
at. See Preb. Mullabrack. 

1852 — William Barlow, coll. March 16 {D.R.). Son of James 
B., lawyer, Dublin. 

T.C.D., B.A. 1812 ; M.A. 1818 ; was ord. D. 25 April, 1815 (Kilmore) ; 
was P.C. Eglish, 1826-'37 ; V. Carlingford, 1837-'52. He m. in 1825 
Catherine, dau. of Thomas Disney, of Rocklodge, and was the father 
of Rev. James W. Barlow, F.T.C.D., and grandfather of ]\Iiss Jane 
Barlow, the authoress. He had also Thomas Disney, b. June 15, 1828 
(see Creggan, Curates) ; Brabazon John, b. 1831; Arthur Edward, b. 
Feb. 24, 1835 ; John Lambert, b. Aug. 16, 1841. He died Jan. 19, 1871, 
aged 78. 

After his death, on DisestabHshment the Rectory of Creggan 
became severed from the Treasurership which is now a 
dignity, without Cure of Souls. 

1871 — Charles King Irwin, B.D., afterwards D.D., R. lyough- 
gilly ; inst. May 22 ; installed May 30 {D.R.) ; res. 1875 
for Precentorship. See Precentors and Loughgilly. 

1875 — Jonathan Rogers Chomley, B.D., Rector of and pre- 
viously Prebendary of Loughgall ; inst. April 13 ; installed 
May 18 (D.R.). Res. in 1883 for Precentorship. See 

1883— William Edward Meade, D.D., Rector of Ardtrea ; 
inst. Oct. 8; installed Oct. 22 {D.R.). See Archdeacons. 

1885— George Alexander Chadwick, D.D., Rector of Armagh ; 
inst. June 3 ; installed June 6 (D.R.). See Deans. 

1886— Charles King Irwin (Secundus), D.D., R. of Derry- 
noose ; inst. July 8; installed July 13 {D.R.). See Arch- 

1894 — Thomas Gabriel Stokes, M.A., R. of Carnteel; inst. 
March 3 ; installed March 5 {D.R.) ; res. for Chancellorship. 
See Carnteel. 

1900 — Thomas Jordan, D.D., R. of Magherafelt ; inst. Aug. 
25 ; installed Aug. 27 {D.R.). Died in 1908. See Maghera- 

1908 — Edward Waller Hobson, M.A., R. of Portadown ; inst. 
Oct. 16 ; installed Oct. 28 (D.R.) ; res. for Chancellorship. 
See Portadown. 

1910 — Forde Tichborne, M.A., R. of Tynan ; inst. Feb. 10 ; 
installed Feb. 12 (D.R.) See Tynan. 



I20I — Luke Netterville appears {Reg. St. Thos. Abb., p. 44, 
and Chart. St. Mary's Abb. I, 55). He was elected Arch- 
bishop by the Chapter on Aug. 13, 1217 (Cal. Doc. I.). The 
King at first demurred to the election, but subsequently 
confirmed it {Cal. Doc. I., July 6, 1218). 

12 19 — Laurence appears {Chart. St. Mary's Abb. I, 154 and 
II, 28. Reg. St. Thos. Abb., 276). He is in office 1229. 
{Cod. Clar., 46). 

1237 — Robert Luttrell, pres. by the Crown, sede vacante, 18-20 
Oct {Cal. Doc. I.). Was Treas. St. Patrick's, Dublin, 1223- 
49 and had been Vice-Chancellor of Ireland in 1236. 

1244— William de Culna is Arch, of Armagh or Uriel {Reg. 
St. Thos. Abb., 296. Chart. St. Mary's Abb. I, 336). See 
Prof. Lawlor in I.C.Q., July, 1909, p. 241). 

1246— Andrew appears, 8 Id. Oct. {Cal. Pap. Lett. I, 228, and 
Theiner, 147). 

1247— William de Nortfeld, pres. by the Crown to the Arch, 
of Uryel [=Armagh] sede vacante, July 10 {Cal. Doc. I.). 

1254 — Bertram appears and is Arch, up to 1261 {Cal. Pap. 

Lett. I, ^o6=Themer, p. 45. Cp. Cal. Charter Rolls, 1257, 

P- 37). 
1265— Michael appears {MS. T.C.D. F.i. 18). 

1269 — Bricius (or Brictius) appears {Chart. St. Mary's Abb. 
II, 38). He became Dean. 

1300— Nicholas de Mellifont {MS. T.C.D. F.1.18). 

1308 — William Carrerie was made Archd. " per mortem N. de 
Mellifont ; " he had also a R. in I^anguedoc and was a Canon 
and Prebendary {Cal. Pap. Lett. II, 44). See next two 

1308— William de Birton, King's Clerk, receives a grant of 
the Archdeaconry from the Crown, "which has the right 
of pres. on account of the voidance of the See." April 15. 
{P.R. Eng.). 

1310 — Gilbert Carrerie, Arch, and Canon of Armagh, staying 
in the Court of Rome receives from the Crown protection 
for one year, July 21 {P.R. Eng.). He is probably the 
William C. of 1308. 

Archdeacons, 1365- 1427. 47 

13 — Maurice O'Culean {MS. Marsh, C.F. III). 

1365 — William Morice appears (D.R.) and again in 1369 

{D.R.). [ ? Was he Archdeacon of Derry in 1369.] 
1384 — Maurice Sweetman appears {P.R., June 12, 1390). 

He was probably related to the Archbishop and appomted befoie the 
death of the latter m 1380. He was R. Kilkerly in 1378, and in 1386 
was made a Preb. of Ferns as M.A., but held the stall for only a few 
months. See 1427 below. 

1387 — Thomas Barton, pres. by the Crown, sede vacante, May 
17 {Cal. Pap. Reg., 1385, p. 311). 

1398 — Stephen Garnon. The Archdeaconry was vacant this 
year by his death {Cal. Pap. Lett. V, 178). 

1398 — William O'Mulehrewy received Papal Provision for 
the Archdeaconry 14 Kal. Feb. [Cal. Pap. Lett. V, 178)- 
This was afterwards cancelled {Cat. Pap. Lett. V, 106). 

1402 — Richard Moore is appointed by Papal provision [D.R.) 
and is pardoned by the Crown July 28 {P.R.). See Ter- 

1409 — Thomas Bache exchanged this Archdeaconry for the 
Precentorship of St. Patrick's, Dubhn {D.R.). 

He was Archdeacon of Meath in 1400, and Chief Baron of the Ex- 
chequer and Treasurer of Ireland, 1403 {C.F. V, 44 ; Healy's Diocese 
of Meath II, 277 ; and P.R.). 

1409— William Perroun, Pyroun, Piron or Pyrson, LL.B., 

Prec. of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and R. Kilmactalway, be- 
came Archd. by exchange with Bache and was confirmed 
in it by the Crown May 17 {P.R.). He was R. Dunbin in 
1414 — Roger Stedman, pres. by the Crown (C.F.). 

He is styled " Archdeacon of Uriel "=Armagh in MS. T.C.D., F 1. 18. 
A person of this name appears in 1438 as Preb. Tipper kevin in St. Patrick's, 
Dublin (C.F.). 

1426 — William Somerville appears. He res. in 1427 (D.R.). 
He was pres. by the Primate to R. Philipstown in the 
Ardes in 1430, and he was a Canon of Armagh 1440-55 

1427 — Maurice Sweetman, Archd. of Armagh is deceased this 
year. See 1384 above, and also next entry. 

1427 — William Haddesors received Provision for the Arch- 
deaconry Nov. 17 and bound himself for its first fruits. 
Nov. 27, " vacant by the death of Maurice Sweetman." 
{Cal. Pap. Lett. VII, 498, and Ann. Hih. 2). But see next. 
He seems to have renounced his Collation on Dec. 20 (Cal. Pap. 
Letters VII, 498,559) ; but on 4 Non. Dec, 1428, " William Haddesors, 

48 Archdeacons, 1427-1477. 

Priest of the Diocese of Armagh (who had received dispensation as the 
bon of a married man and unmarried woman) " was dispensed to hold 
the Parish Church of Derver and the Archdeaconry of Armagh, value 
together not exceediag 40 marks (Col. Pap. Lett. VIII, 68). Haddesors 
was R. Derver in 1426 (D.R.), and had been R. Mitchelstown (Meath). 
He received Provision for the Canonry of Glemethan (sic), Dublin, 
on the death of Thomas Rossell, on 2 Kal Nov., 1429 {Gal. Pap. Lett. 
VIII). He became Bishop of Meath in 1430. 

1427-^Richard Rowe, coll. May 5 {D.R.). 

On 29 Nov. he, as Archdeacon, was excommunicated " propter suam 
contumaciam et precipue propter usurpationem nostre jurisdictionis 
injustam." He res. the Archdeaconry on 28 Oct., 1429 {D.R.). The 
distance of Rome from Armagh accounts for the confusion of these 
entries concerning Rowe and IIaddesor=«. 

1431 — Nicholas Alexander, Archdeacon of Armagh, exchanged 
with John Prene for the V. St. Peter's, Drogheda, {Cal. 
Pap. Lett. VIII, 508-9). 

He was R. Dromin, 1411 ; R. Dunbin, 1414 ; R. Clonmore, 1422. He 
was succeeded in V. St. Peter's, Drogheda, by Henry Patton in 1454, 
being deceased that year {D.R.). 

1430 — John Prene, LL.B., official of the MetropoHtical Court 
of Armagh ; exchanged the V. St. Peter's, Drogheda, for 
this Archdeaconry and held with it the V. Termonfeckin 
for about three years " wrongly believing that he had been 
sufficiently dispensed by Papal authority." On 4 Non. 
Aug. and 10 Kal. Sep., 1434, he got a papal dispensation 
to resign both and to hold two other incompatible benefices. 
Having resigned them he was collated to both by papal 
provision {Cal. Pap. Lett. VIII, 502, 508-9). In 1437 King 
Henry VI demanded two-thirds of the profits of his benefice 
with a fine, for his having been two years absent from Ire- 
land without leave {D.R.). He became Archbishop in 1439. 

1439/40 — John White, pres. by the Crown ; inst. Jan. 9 
{D.R.) ; installed by Donald O'Callaghan, Prior of the 
Culdees, on January 21 {D.R.). 

He seems to have held only for a few months, and perhaps was the 
John White who was Archdeacon of Meath in 1450 and until deprived 
by the Bishop in 1482 or 3 {MS. T.C.D., F. 4, 30). 

1440 — Peter Chambre, coll. June 6 {D.R.). 

1441 — John River, R. of the Church of Notlemgra (sic). Diocese 
of I^ondon, IvIv.B. and " Abbre viator lyitterarum Apostolic- 
arum," to be granted the Archdeaconry {Reg. Eug. IV, 
March 24, quoted in Ann. Hih., 21). 

Neither his name nor that of the parish in London Diocese appears 
in Hennessy's Eepertorium Ecdesiasticum Londinense. 

1448 — Thomas Waryng or Waryn appears {D.R.). He ap- 
pears again in 1461 and in 1471 and seems to have held it 
till his death, on or before 1477 {D.R.). 

Archdeacons, 1477-1591. 49 

1477 — Edmund O'Hanrattayd, a cleric of Clogher Diocese, 
binds himself for the first fruits of the Archdeaconry, vacant 
by the death of Thomas Waring (Ann. Hib., 9). 

1477 — Henry Corkeran, LI^.B., R. of Heynestown, is Arch- 
deacon {D.R.). 

In 1470 he was R. Ardmulchan (Meath) and Commissary General 
or President of the Metropolitical Court of Armagh. He was a Canon 
of Armagh from 1448-77, when he was appointed Archdeacon. He 
is still Archdeacon in 1484 (D.B.). 

1492 — James Magmachana [McMahon], R. of Clones, binds 
himself for the first fruits of the Archdeaconry and R. 
Heynestown 8 Feb., vacant "per devolutionem " {Ann. 
Hib., 10). See Heynestown. 

1493— Patrick O'Heed appears {D.R. and MS. T.C.D. F.4.30). 

1497 — James White appears {D.R. and Cal. Ch. Ch., No. 368) 
and again on 11 Dec, 1528 {Cal. Ch. Ch., No. 416). 

He held the Preb. of Kene in union with the Archdeaconry, and he 
was Commissary of the Vicar General of the Province. In 1524 he gave 
a house and garden in Dublin to the Prior and Convent of Holy Trinity 
(Cal. Ch. Ch., No. 413). He died in 1530. A James White, Vicac of 
Ardee, was also Preb. Maynooth circa 1510. See Ardee. 

1532 — Cormac Roth, or Roche or Royrke. LL.B., is Arch- 
deacon and appointed Master in Chancery Sep. 12 {P.R. 
24 Henry VIII). Cotton, quoting Reg. Cromer, says he 
was coll. Aug. 20, 1535. 

He was for some years Official Principal of the Province {D.R.). He 
was also R. Heynestown, V. Termonfeckin and Preb. Kene. A play 
on his name (Roche) seems intended in the document appointing his 
succet&or to Kene " Sicut piscis sine aqua," &c. He had been pres. 
to the R. of Kilkeel and Mourne m 1526 (P.R.). 

1540 — Patrick Galtrym appears, 31 Hen. VIII {King's Coll.). 
1540 — Cornelius O'Cahan appears {P.R. 32 Henry VIII). 

Perhaps he was the Bishop of Raphoe (see C.F. V, 205). 
1548— Thady appears {D.R.). 

1554 — Thomas Leverous appears as Archdeacon, being made 
this year Bishop of Kildare {D.R.). He was also soon 
afterwards made Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and held that 
Deanery in commendam {C.F.). 

1556 — Gerald Reynolds or Renaldi appears {D.R.). He ap- 
pears again in 1559 {D.R.). 

[1588. — Christopher Ussher, uncle to Primate James Ussher, al- 
though a layman, was, it is said, made Archdeacon on 26 June. He 
was also Ulster Kmg-at-Arms, and d. s.p. June 25, 1597 — (BaU Wright's 
Ussher Memoirs from Coopers Athence Cantab.). See also Pedigree in 
Elrington's Life of Ussher. In 1591 " Two other ancient men of my 
countrie, namely the Archdeacon and register of Armagh" are mentioned. 
See Jowrnal of Kilkenny Archaeological Society, Vol. IV., p. 303. Con- 

50 Archdeacons, i 591 -1662. 

sidering that his mother died in 1597, it is a question whether Ussher 
could be considered "ancient" in 1591. Query — Was he the Arch- 
deacon here referred to ? Chris. Ussher was bur. in St. John's Church, 
Dublin {Add. MSS., B. Mus. 4793 fl25)l. 

1622 — Luke Ussher, M.A., appears — " A preaching Minister 
of good life and conversation " (R.V. 1622). 

He was the 2nd son of Primate Henry Ussher. He was also R. Kents- 
town (Meath) in 1604 and 1622. 

In Bishop Jones's " Certificate of the Diocese of Meath," 25 Jan., 
1604 (see Healy's Diocese of Meath, I., 215) he is described as " a Univer- 
sity man and a minister." He was also Rector of Clonmore, (where 
he was non-resident in 1622) from 1602. He was V. Termonfeckin 
from 1620. He died at Termonfeckin 6 Nov., 1632, and his P. Will, 
dated same day was proved on 19th of same month. He left by it to hia 
wife Mary O'Doimell [In Elrington's Pedigree of Ussher she is said to have 
been a dau. of Teige O'Connor] " for her keeping " £120 ; to his sister 
" 20 or £22," and mentions his two daus. Susan and Christian. His 
mdow Mary obtained a decree for £40 and costs against George Thomas, 
Clk., Termonfeckin, on 21 April, 1635 (Chancery Decrees P.R.O.). She 
died on 27 Nov., 1641 (see also Ball Wright's Ussher Memoirs and MS. 
T.C.D., F. 2.27). 

1633— William FuUerton, M.A., is Archdeacon {R.V. 1633). 
He had a faculty to hold this Archdeaconry with the Preb. 
Cairncastle (Diocese of Connor) and R. Derrykeighan in 
1633 {R.V. 1633). 

Reeves, in a MS. note on Cotton's Fasti III., says : " In the charter 
of the Dean and Chapter of 1637 his name is given as Ricardus Fullerton, 
A.M., but William Fullerton is Preb. of Loughgall." In no other docu- 
men, however, does his name appear as Richard. There seem to have 
been tAvo William FuUertons at this time in Armagh Diocese. The 
W. F. of Loughgall was murdered in 1641 — See Loughgall. Archdeacon 
William, who was probably V. Termonfeckin in 1632-3, seems to be 
living in 1664 (see Cotton Fasti III). He had also been R. Aghoghill. 
He was ord. D. and P. in 1628 (B.V. 1633). In 1633 the Archdeaconry 
was of nil value {V.R.). He was forced in 1642 to sign the Covenant. 
A monument to him at Derrykeighan reads : . . . " William Fullerton, 
Clerk, Archdeacon of Armagh and Preb. of Cairncastle, departed this 
life 29 Sep., 166- [?] and his wife Jeane, dau. of Richard Echlin, 
Bishop of Down and Connor ". He had Roljert, WiUiam, John, Jeane, 
Margaret, Euphiam, Isobel, Mary and Agnes. See U.J. A., 2nd S., 
1899, V. 152. 

1655 — Thomas Vesey appears. He had this year £120 salary 
from the Commonwealth Government {Lodge MSS.), and 
on 7 July, 1656, he got ^^20 increase of salary on his petition 
that he had a large family, had been expelled from his 
parish and robbed in the beginning of the rebellion and 
had preached in Coleraine ever since {Comm. Papers, A/21, 
Orders for Money, P.R.O.). 

He was R. Maghera and BallyscuUion 1629-34, and R. Camus 1634-61. 
He was probably obliged to take refuge in Coleraine during the rebellion, 
and as the parish was then vacant on account of Mr. Redshaw's death 
he seems to have remained there (Reid's Hist. Presby. Church I, 444). 
Adam, quoted by Reid (I 443, 244 ; see also II 164, 179) says " the first 

Archdeacons, 1662-1669. 51 

who [in Coleraine] publicly entered into the Covenant, was the preacher 
in that town. Master Vesey ;" he took the oath, but " not ever joined 
himself to the Presbytery " ..." he was highly prelatical in his heart 
and not sound in his principles " ! At the Restoration he was coll. 
R. Coleraine in 1661. He became R. KUlowen (Derry) on 9 Oct., 1662, 
resigning this Archdeacom-y ; but he held KOlowen only one year. He 
was V. Dundalk 1665-9. His son John succeeded him as Archdeacon, 
but res. in 1663, when Thomas Vesej' was again made Archdeacon. 
T. Vesey was the son of William V., a scion of the house of De Vesey 
in Cumberland and one of the first of the family to settle in Ireland, 
and ancestor of Viscount de Vesci (see Peerages). The D.N.B. in its 
biography of his son, Abp. John V., incorrectly describes his father 
as " Sometime a Presbyterian Minister, afterwards Rector of Coleraine," 
which suggests that he received Presbyterian Orders. He was sometime 
a Commonwealth Minister of Religion, but not a Presbyterian Minister. 
His son Theodore (Ent. T.C.D. April 30th 1658 aged 17 ; ob. 1682) was 
R. Kinsale 1669-82. See also Dundalk. 

1662 — John Vesey, M.A., coll. Oct. 16, Archdeacon and R. 
Aghalow and Carnteel {F.F.T.). [These Rectories were the 
corps of the Archdeaconry from 1637 to 1870]. 

He was the son of his predecessor the last above-named Archdeacon 
Thomas Vesey. Born at Coleraine. Educated at Westminster School 
and TC.D. Married Rebeca Nelson (? Wilson). M.L. dated June 4, 
1662 ; was ord. D. and P. before the canonical age. Became Chaplain 
to the Irish House of Commons ; R. Ighturmurrow and Shandrum (Dio. 
Cloyne) and V. Rathgonil (Charleville) 29 June, 1661 ; Dean of Cork, 
1667-'72 ; Preb. Lisclery (Cork), 1667-'9 ; Treas. of Cloyne, 1667-'73 ; 
Preb. Ballyhay (Cloyne) circa 1666 ; Preb. Kilpeacon (Limerick), 1667- 
'73 ; became Bishop of Limerick in 1673, and in 1679 was promoted to 
the Archbishopric of Tuam. In Sep., 1684 he was appointed Warden 
of Galway. He fled from Ireland during the Revolution of 1688-'9, 
and for some years acted as Lecturer in one of the London churches. 
He returned in 1689. He died March 28, 1716, m his 79th year, and 
was buried at Hollymount, Co. Mayo. He bequeathed valuable bene- 
factions to the Diocese of Tuam. Most of the Communion Plate in Tuam 
Cathedral is his gift. He wrote a Life of Abp. Bramhall, and also pub- 
lished several sermons (See also Cotton's Fasti III, 246, and IV, 16, 
and Peerages under De Vesci). Mr. Garstin, V.P.R.I.A., has a large 
collection of genealogical notes, &c., relating to the Vesey family. 

1663— Thomas Vesey is again coll. Archdeacon and R. Aghalow 
and Carnteel May 9 (F.F.T.). 

In March, 1668, " The Archdeacon, Dr. Vesey, an aged grave man, 
£200," appears in the List of Churchmen in Ireland S.P.I. 1666-9, 
p. 674. 

1669 — William Smith signs the Declaration of Allegiance as 
Archdeacon on May 11 {D.R.). He was ord. P. 30 Oct., 
1661, and coll. R. Tedavnet Dec. 6, 1661, and had a faculty 
to hold with it the R. Kilmore, Co. Monaghan, on 19 July, 
1664. He was also Archdeacon of Clogher (Shirley's 
Monaghan, p 304). He was R. Drumsnatt from 1666. 

He was the eldest son of Rev. John S., of Cowling in Craven and 
Boudgate, Yorkshire, by Deborah Warwick his wife. His father matric. 
at Christ Church, Oxford, 18 June, 1624, aged 17 ; B.A. 1627 {Foster's 

52 Archdeacons, 1669-1691. 

Alum. Oxon.) ; and became R. of Enniskillen ; dying in Dublin 1653. 
P. Will dated 8 Feb., 1652, proved in Prer. Court of Canterbury 28 
Sep., 1653, and probate granted to his widow in Ireland 30 July, 1655. 
In it he mentions his brothers-in-law — Dr. Margetson, Stephen Jackson, 
Dr. PuUeia, James Brooke (Alderman of York), and William Bramhall. 
He was the son of John S. of Cowling. The brothers of Archdeacon 
Smyth were Stephen, Edward, and Walter (see Dromiskin). His sister 
Katheriue m. Rev. Ralph Barlow. He received a grant from the Crown 
of over 1,800 acres in the Counties of Jlonaghan, Cavan and Fermanagh 
on March 12, 1667. He m. in 1662 Katherine, dau. of William Rowley, 
of Tobermore, Derry (by Mary, dau. of John Dillon, of Castle Dillon, 
Armagh), and sister of Hugh R., of Culmore, and of Edward R. They 
had three sons — viz., (1) Edward, of Clonlagh, Co. Mon. P. Will dated 
6 Aug., 1715, proved 6 Dec, 1717, by his only surviving brother Henry, 
to whom he left his property. He died s.p. ; (2) Rev. William Smyth, 
R. of LoughgiUy, q.v. ; (3) Henry, merchant of Dublin, d. circa 1721/2 ; 
and four daus. — viz., Deborah, who m. (1) Rev. Robert Houghton, 
R. of Stabannon q.v. ; (2) Arthur, son of Capt. William Jones ; Catherine, 
Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth, who all married. Archd. Smyth died in 
Dublin, and was bur. in St. Nicholas', Dublio, on Feb. 11, 1672/3 (Irish 
Builder, 1889, p. 200). Hi? P. Will, dated 8 Feb., 1672, was proved by 
his widow Katherine 23 July, 1673. In it he mentions Lieut. Smith, 
Enniskillen ; Lieut. Shregly, Edward and Hugh Rowley and his three 
sons and three eldest daus., etc. Appointed " my good friend Mr. Wm. 
Smith, Treasurer of the Cathedral, Armagh, and Mr. John Coghill " 
overseers, and his wife Katherine sole exor. 

1672/3 — Michael Ward afterwards D.D., coll. Archdeacon 
Feb. 3 (F.F.T.) ; installed March 3 {D.R.). He was also 
Dean of L^ismore 1670-8. In 1678 he was made Bishop of 
Ossory, being consecrated Nov. 24, 1678, and allowed to 
hold the Archdeaconry in commendam Nov. 28. 

Michael Ward was son of Richard W., and was born in Newport, 
Shropshire, and ent. T.C.D. as a Pensioner Sep. 22, 1656, aged 13 ; 
Sch. and B.A. 1660 ; Fellow, 1662 — perhaps the youngest Fellow ever 
elected ; Provost, 1674-8 ; Vice-Chancellor, 1678. Was also sometime 
Reg. Prof, of Divinity (Eeg. T.C.D. ). In 1679 he was translated to the 
Bishopric of Derry and res. this Archdeaconry. He d. at Derry Oct. 
3, 1681, and was bur. in the Cathedral there (see C.F. ; Taylor's Hist, 
of Univ. of Dublin, 1845, p. 240; Notes and Queries 2 Ser. I, 287). 

1679/80— Thomas Otway, D.D. (Dubl. and ad eund. Camb.) 
1679 — Bishop of Killala, was translated to Ossory and 
allowed to hold this Archdeaconry, like his predecessor, 
in commendam, Feb. 7 {D.R.). 

He was an Englishman, a native of Wiltshire, educated at Cambridge, 
who, having been Chaplain to Lord Berkeley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 
was made Bishop of Killala in 1670. He spent large sums on the re- 
building of Killala Cathedral, and when translated to Ossory in 1680 
he founded the Diocesan Library at Kilkenny and gave a handsome 
Organ and Communion Plate to St. Canice's Cathedral. Being a zealous 
Royalist he was accused, after the Revolution, of not praying for 
William III in church, and the King was induced to suspend him in July, 
1690, but he was continued in his See, and died March 6, 1692, aged 77, 
and wa3 bur. in St. Canice's, near the W. door (see C.F.). He resigned 
the Archdeaconry in 1091. 

Archdeacons, 1691-1693. 53 

1691 — Edmund Arwaker, coll. Nov. 19 {D.R.). Educated at 
Kilkenny, ent. T.C.D. May 5, 1670 ; M.A. {Reg. T.C.D.). 
Was a Canon of Kildare 1681-6, also Chaplain to the Duke 
of Ormond. He res. the Archdeaconry for the Rectories 
of Drumglass and Killyman in 1693, exchanging with his 

He is mentioned in the Bdlingham Diary as preaching in Diindalk 
on Sep. 22, 1689 — perhaps he was Chaplain with the army on the march 
to the Boyne. He published : — 

1. God's King the People's Blessing, a Thanksgiving Sermon on 

2 Chr. ix., 8, preached at Dungannon (4to, Dublin, 1698). 

2. Divine Addresses, translated from the Latin of Herman Hugo, 

with 47 copper-plates (12mo. London, 1690). 

3. Thoughts well Employed ; or the Duty of Self Observation according 

to the Royal Pattern (8vo, London, 1695). 
He is also, perhaps, the author of : 

4. Embassy from Heaven ; or the Ghost of Queen Mary. A poem 

(4to, London, 1704). 

5. Truth in Fiction ; or. Morality in Masquerade. A poem (8vo, Lon- 

don, 1708). 

6. Fons Perennis. A poem on the invention of making sea water 

fresh (4to, London, 1686). 
In the Lambeth Library MS. 711 is " Mr. Arwaker's Form of Prayer 
for visiting persons under sentence of death used in His Majesty's Army." 
(folio, 10pp.). 

1693— John Travers, coll. May 19 (D.R.). T.C.D. Sch. 1683 ; 
M.A. 1688 ; exchanged with Arwaker the R. of Drumglass 
and Killyman (which he held 1690-3) for this Archdeaconry 
which he res. the same year. Was Chancellor of Christ 
Church, Dublin, 1699-1727, and Preb. Tassagart in St. 
Patrick's, Dublin, 1699-1707. He res. the latter for Preb. 
Monmohenock 1707- 1727. 

He died Vicar of St. Andrew's, Dublin, and was bur. in St. Andrew's 
Church, 1727. He gave the Communion Plate to St. Andrew's (see 
Gilbert's History of Dublin). His P. Will, dated 5 March, 1727, was 
proved 23 Sep., 1727. He left bequests to his wife Cassandra, his 
sons Boyle and John and his grandson Robert (son of John) ; left to 
his son Michael, " who is studying at the Temple in London " lands in 
Co. Cork and £1,000. Mentions his brother Antony and sisters Eleanor 
Coakly & Catherine Cottrell. Left £50 each to six granddaus. — viz. Mary, 
dau. of Boyle T. ; Cassandra, Mary and Anne, daus. of John T. ; Hester, 
dau. of Robert T. ; and Casandra Stannard ; £100 to build St. Mark's 
Church on Lazarus Hill, Dublin ; £100 to his Almhouses on Trinity 
Hall ground ; £13 to 120 poor of St. Andrew's ; and the residue to his 

1693 — Michael Hewetson, coll. Nov. 9 {D.R.). He was the 
4th son of Rev. William Hewetson, and was bom in 
Dublin. He ent. T.C.D. Jtily 7, 1660, as a Pensioner, 
aged 17 ; B.A., 1665 ; M.A., 1683. He was Preb. of St. 
Audoen's in St. Patrick's, Dublin, and R. Cloghran, Swords, 
(1674-7) before he became Archdeacon and also Chaplain 
to Primate Boyle. 

54 Archdeacons, 1693- 1730. 

He wrote : — 1. A Description of St. Patrick's Purgatory on Lough 
Derg and an account of the Pilgrim's business there, printed by 
Richardson in 1701, and also issued in 8vo, Dublin, 1727. 

2. A Discourse concerning zeal against immorcdity and profaneness. 
delivered in two sermons in St. Michael's Church, Dublin, on Oct, 
29, and Nov. 26, 1699; 4to Dublin, 1700, Anon. He res. the 
Archdeaconry before Dec, 1700, because of some charges affecting 
his moral character brought against him by the inhabitants of 
Aughnacloy. See much about him in Memoirs of the House of Hewetson, 
by John Hewetson, 1901 ; also the Journal Kildare Arch. Soc. IV, 319, 
373, and Journ. S.P.M.D. He was a great friend of Bishop Wilson, 
of Sodor and Man, whose biographer, Keble, mistaking him for one 
of his family, Christopher, gave the date of his death, erroneously, as 
1709. The latest statement on the subject is that he died unmarried at 
Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, in 1724, when he would have been 81. He 
erected a Schoolhouse at Swords in 1700. His portrait was painted 
in 1690, and there is a very rare engraving of it, a copy of which is in 
the British Museum. He was of a family originally from Yorkshire, 
whose name is sometimes written Hewson or Huaon. He was related 
to Primate Marsh. 

1700— William Hamilton, coll. Dec. 24 {D.R.). T.C.D. 
B.A. 1691 ; M.A. 1696 ; IX.B. 1700. 

He was a brother of Dr. Andrew H. Archdeacon of Raphoe, and 
son of William H. of Kinard, Caledon, by Margery, dau. of Col. James 
Galbraith. He m. 20 July, 1701, Catherine, dau. of Ven. Henry Leslie, 
Archdeacon of Down, and had several children, of whom James was bom 
1704; Andrew was b. at Caledon 2 Nov., 1711, and ent. T.C.D. as a 
Pensioner April 22, 1725/6 ; Edmund (7th son) was b. at Hillsborough 
30 Oct., 1724; and Margaret (eldest dau.) b. at Caledon, 1706, married 
Robert Lowry of Melbury, son of John L. of Ahenis (see History of two 
Ulster Manors, by Earl of Belmore). 

He published : — 

1. The Life and Character of James Bonnell (3rd ed., Svo, London, 1707) 

2. A Sermon on the Death of Queen Anne (4to, Dublin, 1714). 

3. A Sermon on The Dangers of Popery and the Blessings arising from 

the late Revolution considered, preached in Armagh Cathedral 
Nov. 5, 1722 (4to, Dublin, 1723)). 

4. A Sermon preached before the House of Commons Nov. 5, 1725 

(4to, Dublin, 1725). 
He also edited A Harmony of the Gospels, by Bonnell (see C.F. 111,47, 
V, 206, and Reeves M88.). His P. Will, dated 15 Mar., 1727/8, was 
proved on 30 June, 1730. In it he says he got most of his worldly estate 
by his wife Catherine, to whom he left his house and freehold near Caledon, 
trusting that she would do what was right by his children, whom he 
advised " to mind their duty to God and to live in His fear, to be dutifull, 
obedient and aflfectionate to their mother, to love and assist one another, 
and to continue sincere members of the Established Church." In a 
codicil, witnessed by Robert Lowry and James Hamilton on 29 Sep., 
1729, he mentions that his eldest dau. had married Robert Lowry and 
got her portion ; also mentions his brother. Dr. Andrew H. and his brother- 
in-law, Peter Leslie, and his good friend Dr. Robert Maxwell and his 
son-in-law, R. Lowry, who were to assist his wife as exors. 

1730 — Charles Este, coll. March 30 ; installed April 5 {D.R.). 

An Englishman, born in London, became King's Scholar at West- 
minster School and afterwards Student of Christ Church, Oxford, where 

Archdeacons, 1730-1786. 55 

he graduated M.A. Mar. 7, 1721 ; obtained hon. D.D. degree from Dublin 

Univ. in 1735 — name is spelled " East " in Graduates List (see Harris's 

Ware, p. 433); was appointed Chaplain to Primate Boulter on his i , vl, t^*'' 

elevation to the Archbishopric in 1724; R. Derrynoose, 1725-30 ;\ res. i * " * ^^ 

this Archdeaconry for the Chancellorship and R. Kilmore in 1733 ; t'w'^'Vk'**'^'^*^ 

became Bishop of Derry in 1735 ; was translated to Waterford and Lis- 

more in 1740 ; died on 29 Nov., 1745, and was buried in St. Michan's, 

Dublin (see Cotton's Fasti and Reeves Notes on same). His P. Will 

was proved in 1746, and that of his widow, Susanna, in 1758. 

1733 — Henry Jenney, D.D., coll. Mar. 5 ; installed Mar. 15, 
(D.R.) previously R. Mullabrack {q.v.) ; res. in 1738 for R. 
Armagh, q.v. 

1738 — Charles Walter Congreve, M.A., coll. April 20 ; installed 
May 13 {D.R.). In April, 1746, he was appointed Vicar- 

He was the 2nd son of John C. of Congreve and Stretton, Staffs, by 
Abigail, dau. of John Harwood of Shrewsbury, and was great nephew 
of William C, the dramatist. He matric. at Oxford 11 March, 1725/6, 
aged 18. B.A. 1729 ; M.A. 1734. He took his degrees as Charles 
Congreve, but seems to have assumed the second name soon after — 
(Chester's Registers of Westminster Abbey, p. 424). 

He published An Absolute Indefeasible Hereditary Right contrary 
to Reason and Scripture, being a sermon on 1 Chr. V, 1, 2 (London, 8vo, 
1746). He seems to have been interested in Missions to China — (Cotton 
Fasti V, 207). He died unmarried 7 June, 1777, in his 70th year, and 
was interred in the cloisters of Westminster Abbey (soiith side), where 
a slab in the pavement commemorates him. 

1777 — Arthur Jacob, coll. and installed Sep. 12 {D.R.). 

T.C.D. Sch. 1737 ; B.A. 1738 ; B.D. and D.D. 1772 ; was Treas. 
of Leighlin, 1765-71 ; R. KiUanne (Ferns) from about 1760-86 ; R. Clon- 
keen, 1767-71; Prec. Armagh and R. Killeavy, 1771-5; Preb. Tynan, 
1775-7. He purchased the Woodbrook estate, near Enniscorthy in 
1752, and built the Church of Killanne in 1756. He came of a Queen's 
Co. family, and m. a Spanish lady. The P. Will of Ven. Arthur Jacob, 
of Woodbrook, Co. Wexford, made 23 Dec, 1785, was proved 21 March, 
1786. By it his wife Hannah was to have his lands in Co. Wexford 
for life, and at her death they were to revert to his dau. Susanna [his 
only child], wife of William Blacker ; he mentions the tithes of KiUanne 
due to him. His nephew, Arthur, son of his brother Benjamin Jacob, 
of Ballinakill, to get his leases in Queen's Co. ; his sisters, Hannah Carter 
and Frances Gale, to get annuities. Ebenezer Jacob, of Bettyville, Co. 
Wexford, and Rev. Wm. Batt, of CoUon, to be exors. 

William Blacker, his son-in-law, a Captain iu the army, was'son of 
of William B., of Carrickblacker, brother of Dean Stewart Blacker (see 
Drumcree). Rev. Robert Shapland Carew Blacker, M.A., J.P., of Wood- 
brook, his grandson, inherits Woodbrook from him, through the death 
of his elder brother. (See Blackers of Carrickblacker and Woodbrook 
in B.L.G.). 

1786— John Freind (afterwards Robinson), M.A., coll. May 
18 ; installed May 20 (D.R.) ; educated at Westminster 
School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated 
M.A. and in T.C.D. he received B.A. (ad eund. Oxon.), 1778. 

56 Archdeacons, 1786-1842. 

He was bom 15 Feb., 1754, the 3rd and youngest son of William Freind. 
Dean of Canterbury and grandson of Dr. Richard F., Headmaster of 
Westminster School, and was nephew of Primate Robinson — Lord 
Rokeby — (see D.N.B.). He was Preb. Tjnian 1778-86, and became a 
Preb. of Kildare in 1794. He, by Royal License, on 29 Nov., 1793, 
assumed in lieu of his patronymic, the surname of Robinson, after his 
uncle the Primate, and on 14 Dec, 1819, was created a Baronet. He 
res. the Archdeaconry on 6 April, 1797, and in that year as Robinson 
became Prec. Christ Church, Dublin ; but after holding that dignity 
26 years he vacated it in favour of his son. He m. in 1786 Mary Anne, 
2nd dau. of James Spencer, of Rathangan, Co. Kildare, by whom he had 
a numerous issue. He died on 16th April, 1832. His successors in the 
Baronetcy lived at Rokeby Hall, Co. Louth, which had been built by 
Primate Robinson, ilrs. Montgomery, of Killineer House, his great 
granddaughter, now represents the family. (See Peerages, Baronetages 
and Stuart's Armagh). 

1797 — William Sturrock, M.A., coll. April 7 ; installed April 
21 {D.R.), previously Chancellor of Down 1781-97, V. 
Donaghmoine (Clogher) 1809-13. 

James Stewart Moore, D.L., Ballydivity, Co. Antrim, is descended 
from a dau. of his, who m. his grandfather J. Stewart Moore (see B.L.O.), 

1814 — Hon. Charles Knox, coll. May 6 ; installed May 9 
{D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1791 ; M.A. 1807. 

He was the 6th son of the 1st Viscount Northland (see Peerages " Ran- 
furly "). He was M.P. for Dungannon 1798-9 ; was ord. D. and P. in 
1799 ; R. Drumachose (Derry), 1804-7, and had a faculty to hold it \vith 
the R. Dunkerron (Killaloe) from 1804 ; Preb. Moville (Derrv), 1807-14 ; 
R. Urney, 1813-14 ; Preb. Rathmichael in St. Patrick's, Dublin, 1817-25. 
He was the father of Primate Knox and brother of Wm. Knox, Bishop 
of Derry, and Edmund K., Bishop of Limerick. He died on Jan. 30, 
1825. He published :— 

An Address to Parents and Sponsors on the subject of Confirmation 
(12mo, Dublin, 1823), and several occasional sermons, including one 
preached at a Visitation (4to, London, 1815). (See C.F. and Reynell's 
Succession of Derry). 

1825— Edward Stopford, coll. Feb. i6 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 
1794 ; M.A. 1799 ; LI^.B. and LL.D. 1821 ; ord. D., 
1798 ; P., 1799. 

He was grandson of Dr. James Stopford, Bishop of Cloyne. Had 
been R. and V. Donoughmore (Ross), 1804-5 ; R. Tullagh (Ross), 1806-23 ; 
R. Killybegs, 1808-25 ; Vicar-General of Raphoe, 1817-25 ; R. Derry- 
noose, 1823-5. Became Bishop of Meath in 1842 ; consecrated in Armagh 
Cathedral. He published : — 

1. A Letter to the Clergy of the Diocese of Raphoe, Caused by two 
Letters of Rev. Robert McGhec (8vo, Dublin, 1833). Also anonymously : 

2. The Scripture Account of the Sabbath Compared vnth Archbishop 
Whateley's " Thoughts on the Sabbath " (8vo, Dublm, 1837). 

He died on Sep. 17, 1850, and was bur. at Ardbraccan. His 2nd son, 
Edward Adderly Stopford, LL.D., P.C. of Caledon and afterwards 
Archdeacon of Meath, was author of the well-known Handbook of Ecclesi- 
astical Law, dbc. 

Archdeacons, 1842-1885. 57 

1842— John Whitley Stokes, pres. by the Crown Dec. 10; 
inst. and installed Dec. 24 {D.R.). 

He was the son of Rev. Gabriel Stokes (see Baronetages), and was born 
Sep. 15, 1800 ; T.C.D. B.A., 1821 ; M.A., 1829 ; C. Urgien up to 1825 ; 
C. Ferns, 1825-7 ; Treas. Leighlin, 1827 ; Preb. Edermine (Ferns), 1827-32, 
R. Enniscorthy, 1832-42 ; R. Ardcolm circa 1837. He died at the 
Rectory, Aghalow, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 1883, and was bur. at Aughna- 
cloy Dec. 1, 1883— (Reeves Notes on G.F.). There is a brass tablet 
to his memory in Armagh Cathedral Chapter Room. 

In consequence of Disestablishment, on his death the 
parishes of Aghalow and Carnteel were severed from the 
Archdeaconry. The succeeding Archdeacons, though holding 
parishes, hold them not as attached to the Archdeaconry 
which under the Diocesan Scheme carries a salary of £200 
only. The net value of the living of Carnteel, etc., attached 
to the Archdeaconry was in 1869, £1,167 7s. 6d. — the greater 
part of Aghalow had for sometime been made into a Perpetual 
Curacy. (See Aghalow and Caledon). 

1883 — Robert Vickers Dixon, inst. Dec. 5 ; never installed 

The son of Robert and Mary D., born at 43 Stephen's Street, Dublin, 
10 July, 1812 ; educated at Rev. Thos. Huddart's School ; ent. T.C.D. 
as a Pensioner 27 Oct., 1827, aeed 15 ; B.A. 1833 ; Heb. Prize, 1836 ; 
Fellow, 1838 ; M.A. 1839 ; B.D. and D.D. 1862 ; Erasmus Smith Prof, 
of Experimental Philosophy, 1848 ; ord. D. 1838 ; P. 1839 ; J.P. for 
Co. Tyrone ; became R. Clogherny 1853, which he held till his death. 
Preb. Tynan, 1872-5 ; Preb. Loughgall, 1875-83. He took a large part 
after disestablishment in Diocesan work, and in 1878 the Primate, 
Clergy and Laity of the Diocese presented him with a purse of £250 
and a magnificent silver salver, " in grateful recognition of rare ability 
and patient labour as exhibited in the construction of the Diocesan 
Financial Scheme." He m. in May, 1847, Kate, dau. of Samuel Maclean, 
33 Stephen's Green, Dublin, and sister of Rev. Charles Maclean, 
Drumbanagher, by whom he had two sons and one daughter. He died 
on Ascension Day, May 14, 1885, after a tedious illness, at Clogherny 
Rectory, and was bur. in Clogherny churchyard. A memorial tablet 
in Clogherny Church bears the following inscription : — 

" Venerabilis | Robert! Vickers Dixon. D.D., | Archdiaconi Armachi- 

ensis | Annos XXXII hujus parochiae dUectissimi rectoris | Magistratus 

I Olim Collegii SS. Trinitatis juxta Dublin Socii | in omnibus officiis 

bene merentis | Memoriam hoc marmore viridem volunt | Amici. | 


His eldest son, H. Maclean Dixon, m. May 12, 1874, Katherine Frances, 
youngest dau. of Charles Foote, Wiltshire. His younger son, C. H. 
Dixon, M.D., A.M.S., died at Cairo Sep. 26, 1883. His dau. is Mrs. K. E. 
G. Browne, of Mullaghmore, Omagh. 

58 Archdeacons, 1885-1910. 

1885— William Edward Meade, inst. May 28 ; installed May 
29 (D.R.). 

Born 24 Feb., 1832, 3rd of eight sons of Rev. William M., Rector of 
Inchinabacky, Co. Cork, of the family of the Earl of Clanwilliam, by his 
wife, Anne, dan. of Robert Boyle Warren, of Kinsale (see Peerage). 
T.C.D. Sch. (Ist in Science), 1856 ; B.A. (Sen. Mod. Math.), 1857 ; Div. 
Test (2), 1857 ; Bp. Law's Prize, 1857 ; M'Cullagh Prize, 1858 ; M.A. 
1860 ; Fellowship Premiums, 1859, '62, '63 and '64 ; B.D. and D.D. 
1873 ; ord. D. 1862 ; P. 1863. He was R. Ardtrea 1863-'94 ; Preb. 
Mullabrack, 1877-'83 ; Treasurer of Armagh, 1883-5 ; Representative 
Canon of Armagh and Preb. Donoghmore in St. Patrick's, Dublin, 
1882-'5 ; Examining Chaplain to Primate Knox, 1886-93 ; acted as 
Hon. Sec. of Armagh Synod and Council from 1883 to 1894, and also 
as Hon. Sec. of the General Synod from 1880-94. He was a Diocesan 
Nominator and Representative for Armagh in the R.C.B. and Examining 
Chaplain to the Primate. Was elected ad interim Bishop of Armagh, 
by the Diocesan Synod, Dec. 5, 1893, and consecrated Bishop of Cork 
Cloyne and Ross on the Feast of the Epiphany, 1894, in St. Patrick's 
Cathedral, Dublin, by the Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by the Bishops 
of Cashel and Ossory. He m. in 1864 Mary Ferrier, dau. of Fleetwood 
Churchill, M.D., of Dublin. There is a portrait of the Bishop in Cole's 
Records of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, which was dedicated to him. 

1894 — Charles King Irwin, inst. Mar, 3; installed Mar. 5 

T.C.D. Sch. 1854 ; B.A. (Jun. Mod. CI.) 1857 ; Div. Test (2) 1858 ; 
M.A. 1860 ; B.D. and D.D. 1877 ; ord. D. 1860 ; P. 1861. Born at Porta- 
down Junejl7, 1837, the son of Rev. Charles King Irwin, D.D., Precentor 
and R. Loughgilly ; was C. Derrynoose 1860-6; C. Kilmore 1866-72; 
R. St. Saviour's 1872-3 ; R. Brantry 1873-9 ; R. Derrynoose 1880-93 ; 
R. Clonfeacle 1893-6; also Financial Sec. of Armagh Diocese 1870-94; 
Hon. Sec. Armagh Synod and Council since 1894 ; Treas. of Armagh 
Cathedral 1886-94 ; Examiniag Chaplain to the Primate since 1889 ; 
Diocesan Nominator and Representative Member of R.C.B. ; R. Armagh 
since 1896 ; m. April 14, 1873, Mary Waller, 3rd dau. of Rev. Charles 
Crossle, R. of Kilcluney, and has issue ( 1 ) Rev. Chas. King, R. of Brantry, 
q.v. ; (2) James Crossle, b. 3 May, 1875 ; (3) Elizabeth Ensor, m. J. C. 
Scott, M.D. ; (4) Rev. John King, b. 9 Sep., 1877 ; (5) Mary Crossle ; 
(6) Isabella Anne. 



I.— QpreBenbaneB of ®tuffa6tacft. 

The Rectory seems to have been held by the Prior of the 
Culdees before the Reformation. (See C.F. Ill, 49 ; U.J. A. 
II, 247, and Appendix to Ult. Inq., and also under Deans and 
Precentors above.) 

1613 — John Hart, " Doctor of Physic, Preacher," coll. Oct. 
26 as " Hunt " {R.V. 1622), resident in 1622. 

John Hart was in possession of this Rectory on Sep. 4, 1625 (Ult. Inq.) 
and he got a grant of land for a glebe here in 1628 (P.R.). A John Hart 
was Established Minister under the Commonwealth at Tabosnae at £150 
in 1656. 

[1627 — John Watson is said to have been pres. by Patent 
to the Treasurership of Armagh and the R. and V. Mulla- 
brack with clause uniting it to Clonkernie Feb, 8 {P.R., 
Lib. Mun.). It is probable that there is some error in the 
Patent, for neither the Treasurership nor Mullabrack was 
vacant at the time. See Treasurers and last entry. A 
John Watson became B.A. T.C.D. in 1622 ; M.A., 1631 ; 
and Dean of Ferns, i662-'6.] 

1629 — John Richardson, Preb. of Loughgall, was pres. by the 
Crown to " Vic." (should be " Rec. and Vic") of Mulla- 
brack, alias Clonkernie " with clause uniting it to I,evally- 
eglish [Loughgall] Dec. 2 {P.R.). According to R.V., 1633, 
he was admitted on Mar. 29, 1629. 

He was tlie son of John R., of Warmington, Warwickshire. See Prebs. 
Loughgall. He was not, as Cotton thought, the J.R. who was Arch- 
deacon of Derry. 

1634 — Henry Leslie, inst. Sep. 30 {F.F.R.). He was allowed 
by Letters Patent, dated Sep. 24, 1635, to hold the Preb. 
in commendam with the Bishopric of Down. In 1637/8 
he was made First Prebendary by the Royal Charter. 

Born in 1580 in Scotland, a scion of the noble family of Rothes ; 
educated at Aberdeen, came to Ireland 1614, where he was ord. P. 
8 April, 1617, and on June 19, 1619, was made Preb. Connor (Lift. Mun.) 
and about the same time Rector of Muckamore. We find him V. St. 
Peter's, Drogheda, in 1620, and in 1622 he held the R. Beaulieu and the 
R. Kilcluny also (R.V. 1622). In 1624 he became also R. Clonoe and 
R. Arboe. He was made Dean of Down 10 April, 1627, and 
Treasurer of St. Patrick's, Dublin, in 1632. He seems to have res. 
Arboe and Clonoe in 1632, and Beaulieu and Drogheda in 1634. He 
was consecrated Bishop of Down at St. Peter's, Drogheda, by Archbishop 
Ussher on Oct. 4, 1635. He became a chaplain to Charles I. In 1641 
" he had improved his Bishopric to more than £1,000 a year ; and he had 
£200 a year out df his parsonage of Mullabrack. ... He had lost two 

6o Prebendaries of Mullabrack, 1634-1674. 

years' income, £2,400. ... He had a lease of the parsonage of Termon- 
maguirke diiring Mr. Blythe's life, which netted him £80 and was worth 
£140 if set at its full value."— (Dep. 1641, T.C.D.). During the Com- 
monwealth period he received £120 a j'ear out of the funds of his See. 
At the Restoration he was translated to the Bishopric of Meath in 1661, 
but soon after d. in Dublin at a great age (about 80, but C.F. V. says 
" only 65 ") on 7th April, 1661, and was bur. in Christ Church, Dublin 
{Furd. Entries ; see C.F. Ill and V, and also Arboe below). His P. WiU 
was proved in 1661. He m. Jane Swinton and left 3 sons — (1) Robert, 
Bishop of Dromore, (2) James, (.3) WUliam, and 2 daus. His yovmger 
brother George was a Preb. Lismore and R. AghoghUl. He was ancestor 
of the Leslies of BaUybay, Co. Monaghan. (See Peerages, B.L.O. and 
Records of Leslie Family, by Colonel Leslie, 3 vols. 8vo, 1869. For an 
account of his Avritings see Harris's Ware). 

[1657 — William Caldwell was Commonwealth Minister at Mullabrack this 
year (Comm. Vol. A/25 P.R.O.). See Ballymore Preb. 

1657 — John Jones was Commonwealth Minister here for some time (Comm. 
Papers, P.R.O.). He had been minister at Seagoe soon after {Comm., 
Vol. A/21, 149). A John J., Curate of Castlecaragh [? Castleterra] is 
mentioned in the Carte Papers (XXI, 346) as residing in Dublin in 1647. 
A John J., M.A. T.C.D., was pres. by the Crown to Chanc. of Cashel 
Mar. 20, 1666, and d. in April, 1678.] 

i666 — Henry Jenney (the first of four in succession of this 
family) signs the Declaration of Allegiance, etc. as Preb. 
on Sep. 5 {D.R.). 

A Rev. Henry J., perhaps the same, was Minister of St. Michael's-on- 
Wyre, North of Preston, Lanes., in Sep. 1851. He had for several years 
been " Curate " of Stalmine, near Poulton-on-Fylde, where he had £50 
per annum granted him by the Committee of Plundered Ministers 
(cf. Church Survey). He was probably only a short time at St. Michael's. 

The Jenney family were settled in Norfolk and Suffolk, and were 
descended from William J., a merchant of St. Laurence's Parish, London. 
(See Ball Wright's Ussher Memoirs, also Atkinson's An Ulster Parish, 
and B.L.G.). John J. of Great Cressingham Hall, 2nd son of Sir 
Christopher (b. 1486), m. Elizabeth, dau. of Robert Spring of Bocking, 
and had issue (1) WiUiam of Great Cressingham, (2, 3, 4) Thomas, 
Edmund, Christopher, all d.s.p., (5) Henr}' m. ^lary Smyth and had 
issue Jolin, Thomas, Henry, and Christopher. Great Cressingham was 
sold by Thomas in 1688. A Henry J. was bap. at Gt. Cressingham in 
1601 (W. Ball Wright). See next two entries 

1674 — Christophilus Jenney, M.A., afterwards D.D., signed 
the Declaration as Preb. on Aug. 28 (D.R.) [? brother of 

He was in Derry during the Siege of 1689. See Cal. Treasury Papers, 
Vol. XI, where we find the Petition of Christopher (sic) Jenny, elk., 
showing " that at the Siege of Londonderry he was Captain and Chaplain 
in Coll. Monroe's Regt. after which by His Majty's. established in both 
these posts as Captain and Chaplain reformed " and " that in the list 
lately made up for the London officers he is inserted only as Capt.," 
praying " he may be paid as Chaplain also to enable him to return into 
Ireland " where he had left his wife and six young children, dependent 
on him. Warrant for Establishment, dated Sep. and Feb, 1689/90. 
See also April, 10 1693. — " Report on Petition of Christophilus Jenny, 
elk., not granted though the Lords think his merits and sufferings 
entitle him." He was one of the envoys sent out to meet the reliever* 

Prebendaries of Mullabrack, 1674-1741. 61 

of the siege ; cp. Dean Swift's verses on Hamilton's Bawn. He was 
attainted by the Parliament of 1689. He res. the Preb. of Mullabrack 
on 9th Feb., 1690 " in order to go abroad, partly on his own, partly on 
public affairs." He was appointed by the Crown R. Arboe and R. 
Ardtrea 7 Aug., 1695, and he also held the Archdeaconry of Derry from 
1695-1702, and the Preb. Rathmichael in St. Patrick's, Dublin, 1702-13. 
He is mentioned in the Subsidy Act of 1698 and was Chaplain to Lord 
Deputy Capel. He m. Mary Ussher of the Primate's familj'', and d. 
Feb. 29, 1723/4, being then R. Arboe (q.v.) and Ardtrea. 

1690 — Henry Jenney (the second of same names), Chaplain to 
the Archbishop of Dublin ; coll, Oct. i {D.R.) ; son of the 
foregoing Henry J. 

But. T.C.D. Nov. 28, 1671, aged 16 ; Sch. 1673 ; B.A. 1676 ; M.A. 1682 ; 
B.D. and D.D. 1701 (Eeg. T.C.D.). He held also the Preb. of Dromara 
and R. Shankill (Lurgan)from 9 Aug, 1687; V. Seagoe 1687; R. Seagoe 
1692, Became Archdeacon of Dromore and R. Donaghcloney Aug. 2, 
1690. He res. Mullabrack in 1707, and died 20 Nov., 1742. His P. Will, 
undated, was proved 3 Feb., 1742/3. By it his wife is to have rent of 
lands in Seagoe and Derryanville and £240 at interest in hands of Col. 
Henry Monroe, of TuUylish, deed., and £200 more ; leaves to his son 
Rev. Dr. Henry J. for his eldest son Henry, £500 ; to his son Robert, 
elk., now in America, £400 if he comes over for it ; his dau. Elizabeth 
Lambert, £600 ; his dau. Jane Sadler — in trust for her children — £500 ; 
his dau. Usher, £100 ; his grand dau. Elinor Barton, £200 ; and his 5 
grandsons James, Richard, Benj., Nathaniel, and Henry Barton, £100 
each, etc. A codicil made 27 Oct., 1741, states that his son Christophilus 
had died [8 Oct., 1741, aet. 48 — Monument at Termonfeckin] since the 
Wni was made, leaving 5 children — namely, Henry, Brabazon [who took 
the name of Brabazon], Christophilus, Elizabeth [m. 1758 John Clinch] 
and Ann [m. 1762 Anthony Garstin, then High Sheriff of Co. Louth]. 
Dr. Jenney left £2,000 for the last four ; £100 to his grandson John 
Barton and the residue to Henry, eldest son of Christophilus. [This 
H.J. m. in 1759, and became Capt. Royal L-ish Dragoons]. 

Rev. W. Ball Wright has kindly placed at my disposal the results of his 
researches into the history of this family, and Mr. J. R. Garstin, whose 
family derived the name Christophilus from this family has also a large 
collection at Braganstown for a history of these Jenneys and the branch 
which took the name of Brabazon and lived at Termonfeckin. 

Near Dundalk to the N. W. are the ruins of a fine house still called from 
Christophilus J. (father of Mrs.Garstin) "Taffy Jenny's Court, ' ' or The Park.] 

1707/8— Henry Jenney (the third of both names), M.A., 
afterwards D.D., coll. Jan. 20 (D.R.). He was the son of 
the last named. He res. Mullabrack in 1733 for the Arch- 
deaconry of Armagh, and became R. Armagh (q.v.) in 1738. 

1733— Caleb De Butts, IvL.D., coll. Mar. 7, 1732/3 (D.R.). 
He had been Preb. Ballymore i732-'3, was previously V. 
Trim and R. Rathcore 1726-32 and R. Clonard and Castle- 
rickard (Meath) i722-'6. He was Vicar-General of the 
Province and official Principal of Armagh from Oct. 24, 
1732. He died in Feb., 1741, and was bur. in St. Andrew's, 
Dublin. His P. Will was proved in 1740/1. 

[1740 — Lord Blayney is here mentioned in C.F. on authority of Lodge's 

Peerage, VI, 358, but it is a mistake, for a Preb. of Derry. See C.F., III, 

50 and 342.] 

62 Prebendaries of Mullabrack, 1741-1790. 

1741— William Godley, coll. Feb. 28 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. Sch. 
1718 ; B.A. 1720 ; M.A. 1723 ; B.D. and D.D. 1752. He 
had been Preb. Ballymore 1733-41. 

He was at one time Chaplain to Brigadier-General Dormer's Regt. 
(Boulter's Letters, II, 79). He was V.G. of the Province. He died 
in 1779, and was bur. in St. Peter's, Drogheda, where his tomb exists 
and where his son John was also bur. in 1806. In the S. gallery of that 
church there is a handsome monument with a long inscription to his 
memory. His P. Will, dated 21 Nov., 1777, was proved 22 Nov.,1779 
He left his wife Elizabeth £150 a year and a house in Dominick Street, 
Dublin ; bequests to his sons Richard, John, and William, his daua. 
Mary Pringle and Elizabeth Vincent, his nephew John Vanhumrigh ; 
£20 to the poor of Mullabrack, £20 to Rev. Squire Barker, Curate. His 
eldest dau. Mary m. at St. Mary's, Dublin, 2 May, 1767, Major-General 
Henry Pringle, Slst Regt., son of John P., of Caledon, and had by him 
with other issue Lieut.-Gen. Sir William Henry Pringle, G.C.B., M.P., 
who m. Harriet Hester, only dau. of Hon Edward Eliot, M.P., and d. 
1840. He had a sister Margaret Charity, who. m. (M.L. dat. 1783) John 
Graham, Alderman of Drogheda. 

1780— John Jones, coll. Jan. 4 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. Sch. 1737 ; 
B.A. 1739 ; M.A. 1742 ; lyly.B. and LL.D. 1743. 

He is believed to have been a native of Wales and a relative of Primate 
Hoadley. He d. in 1790, and was bur. in Mullabrack where there is 
a mural tablet with the inscription : — " Sacred to the memory of | the 
Rev. John Jones, LL.D., | Rector of this Parish, | who having uniformly 
followed I the example of his Master | the great Shepherd of the Flock, ( 
was called Nov. 29, 1790, at the age of 80 | to receive that blessed 
salutation | Well done, etc. | His daughter Mary Field | urged by her 
affection and gratitude | and still more by the worth of his character | 
has erected this monument." His eldest dau. Sarah m. Henry, son 
of Hon. Chas. Hope Vere ; and his dau. Mary m. Rev. John Field, Curate 
of Derrynoose, whose dau. Anne m. Rev. James Graham, R. of Pomeroy. 

1790 — James Archibald Hamilton, coll. Dec. 28 {D.R.). Being 
detained by urgent affairs in England, he was granted 
extension of time for induction. 

He was b. 1748, the son of Col. Hamilton by Jane dau. of Monsieur 
Givardot [who m. as her 2nd husband Arthur Blennerhassett and was 
mother of Juliana B., wife of Michael Tisdall, of Charlesfort, Co. Meath, 
mother of Juliana, wife of Alex Hamilton, K.C., of Newtownhamilton]. 
He was educated at the Royal School, Armagh, whither he moved 
from Athlone (where probably his father was quartered) when he was 
six years old in 1754, with Rev. Arthur Grueber D.D., who was appointed 
Head Master in that year. He ent. T.C.D. on 1st Nov., 1765, under 
Rev. Robert Law, B.D., as Tutor, and grad. B.A. 1769, B.D. and 
D.D. 1784. He was R. Kildress 1776-'84 ; P.C. Lisnadill 1780-8 ; Preb. 
Dunbin 1784 ; Treasurer and R. Creggan 1784-'90 ; Preb. Tynan 1790. 
He held with Preb. Mullabrack the Archdeaconry of Ross 1790- 
1804, and the Deanery of ClojTie 1804-'15. He was appointed the 
first Astronomer of Armagh by Primate Robinson, the founder of the 
Observatory, on July, 31. 1790. He m. Jane Bunbury — probably a 
dau. of Matthew B. of Kilfeacle. His dau. Harriet m. circa 1797 Peter 
Holmes, and his dau. Jane m. in 1800 Alexander Holmes, of Scribbles- 
town, near Finglas. He died at the Observatory Nov. 21, 1815, and was 
bur. at Mullabrack. He published several scientific papers in the 
Trans. R.I. A. See Stuart's Hist, of Armagh and the Memoir of Armagh 
Observatory, also C.F., Vol. I. He had a private observatory at 
Cookstown, 1780-90. 

Prebendaries of Mullabrack, 1816-1877. 63 

1816 — John Jephson, coll, Jan. 24 ; installed Jan. 27 (D.R.) ; 
T.C.D. Sch. 1784 ; B.A. 1785. He was R. Tartaraghan 
1791-1816, and V. Portloman (Meath), 1801-16, and V. 
Portshangan (Meath), 1803-16. He m. Charlotte Smyth 
in 1794 ; died in 1826. 

1826 — Samuel Blacker, coll. May 2 (D.R.). 

He was born in 1771, the son of Rev. St. John B., Rector of Moira 
and at one time (1783-'98) Preb. Inver (Raphoe) — connected with the 
Blackers of Carrickblacker — by Grace, dau. of Maxwell Close, of Elm 
Park, and sister of Major-General Sir Barry Close, Bart. ; T.C.D. Sch. 
1790 ; B.A. 1792 ; M.A. 1796 ; LL.B. and LL.D. 1823 ; was ord. P. Nov. 
30, 1795. He m. (1) Mary Anne, dau. of David Ross,Rostrevor, by whom 
he had issue Henry and Elizabeth, (2) Elizabeth Margery, dau. of Thos. 
Douglas, of Grace HaU ,by whom he had issue, St. John Thomas, of Bally- 
longford, J.P., D.L. ; Thomas, Samuel, Frances, Isabella and Theodosia 
Grace. There is a tablet to the memory of his 2nd wife (who died 2nd 
Oct., 1836, aged 48) and to his dau. Theodosia-Grace (who d. 10 May, 
1847, aged 23) in Mullabrack Church. He died on 3 Jan, 1849, aged 77. 
There is a memorial window to him in Armagh Cathedral, erected by 
his children St. John Thomas, Frances and Isabella (see also B.L.G. 
" Blacker-Douglas.") 

1849 — Lord John De la Poer Beresford, coll. Mar. 9, 1849. 
He was ord. D. 1841 ; P. 1842 ; C. Kilmore 1841, R. Barons- 
town 1844-9. 

He was the 2nd son of the 2nd Marquess of Waterford and brother 
of the 3rd Marquess. He became 4th Marquess of Waterford by the death 
of his elder brother on 29 Mar., 1859, and res. this Preb. on Nov. 1, 1859 
(see Peerages). On the front of Markethill Chapel of Ease, which cost 
iE500, there is a tablet with the following inscription : — " This tablet 
is erected by the parishioners of Mullabrack in grateful acknowledge- 
ment of the munificent gift of this Chapel of Ease by their Rector, the 
Most Hon. and Rev. John De La Poer, Marquess of Waterford, on his 
retirement from the Incumbency, 1859." 

1859— Joslah Francis Flavell, coll. Dec. 7 {D.R.) ; St. John's 
College, Cambr., B.A. 1826 ; M.A. 1829 ; Vicar-Choral of 
Armagh i834-'5i ; Treas. and R. Creggan i85i-'2 ; Preb. 
lyoughgall i852-'9. 

He res. the Rectory of Mullabrack on Oct. 25, 1875, but retained the 
Prebendal Stall until his death at Mullabrack on 28 AprU, 1877, aged 
73 years. He was bur. in Armagh Cathedral churchyard, where lies 
buried also his wife Helen Fleming F., who d. at Mullabrack 23 Feb., 
1896, in her 96th year {Tombstone. Inscriptions). He belonged to a 
Norfolk family. 

On his resignation of the Rectory, the Prebendal Stall 
became separated from the parish, which is no longer the 
corps of the Prebend of Mullabrack. 

1877 — William Edward Meade, D.D., inst. Oct. 4 ; installed 
Oct. 9 {D.R.) ; res. for Treas. 1883. See Archdeacons. 

64 Prebendaries of Ballymore, 1343-1618. 

1883 — Robert James Shaw, D.D. (afterwards Shaw-Hamilton), 
inst. Oct. 9 ; installed Oct. 22 (D.R.) ; res. for Chanc. 1890. 
See Deans. 

1890 — William Moore Morgan, LL.D., inst. Jan. 11 ; installed 
Jan. 13 ; res. 1908 for Precentor {D.R.). See Precentors. 

1908 — Nicholas Hopkins James, D.D., inst. May 29 ; installed 
May 30 {D.R.). See Clonfeacle. 

II.— (prefien^drteB of (gdffgtnore. 

1343 — Roger Sampford held possession, while living at the 
Roman Court, by Pap. Dispensation, of a Preb. of Armagh 
or the parish church of Tamlacklkieth with its churches and 
chapels ; and neglected to obtain holy orders ; dispossesed 
in 1346 {Cat. Pap. Petitions, I, 72). 

1346 — Charles Maeheda, Chaplain to Cardinal of St. Anastasia, 
dispensed to hold this church, with Canonries in Tuam, 
Armagh, Annaghdown, Derry, and a Prebend of 10/- in 
Annaghdown, \ part of the fruits of Donachmore (Derry) 
and a moiety of AtochHl (Connor), value together ;^3 los. 
{Cal. Pap. Pet., I, 1346). 

1361 — "Master Hugh," Prebendary of Ballymore, appears 
among the holders of Irish benefices, resident in England 
who are summoned to attend the King's Court at West- 
minster in this year [Rymer's Foedera III, 610). Query, 
was this Charles Maeheda [=McHugh] ? Query, was his 
stall Ballymore in St. Patrick's, Dublin ? as Mason, p. 123 
supposes, calling him simply Hugo. See C.F. II, 188, 

1362— Patrick McKamyll, elk., appears (D.R.). 

1365 — Owen O'Lorkan appears (D.R.). 

1414 — Denis Macnalbad is deceased. See next entry. 

1414 — Eugenius O'Lorchan, son of a priest and an immarried 
woman, ordained b}^ Papal dispensation, to be coll. to R. 
of Tampleacalaid, void by death of Denis Macnalbad. 
{Cal. Pap. Lett., Vol. VI). 

1433 — David McDew, coll. April 20 {R.V. 1622). Called 
McDewin or McDewen in MS. Marsh V. 3. 2. He appears 
as a Canon, as McDewj^n or McKewan, in 1438 (D.R.) 
and again in 1458, and he was Treasurer in 1455. 

1434 — Patrick 'Kelly, alias O'Kynegan, coll. May 25 {D.R.). 

[16 — Query, was Luke Usher (Archdeacon) Preb. of Bally- 
more ?]. {Lodge's Lists). 

Prjebendaries of Ballymore, 1618-1696. 65 

1618— Nathaniel Drayton, M.A., coll. Mar. 14 (F.F.T.). In 
1620 he prays to be freed from the rent of certain glebe 
lands {Orig. & Com. Rolls). He was ord. D. by the Bp. of 
Peterborough 4 June, 1615, and P. on the following day 
(R.V. 1633). 

Drayton, according to R.V., 1633, was " inducted [? again] 
on 21 July, 1628, and inst. 14 — , 1628." From the F.F.T. 
it appears that he was again admitted to the R. on April 2, 
1635. He held the R. Heynestown and the V. Termon- 
fechin from i6i5-'9 (F.F.R.). In the charter of 1637-8 
he was appointed " second Prebendary." 

[1659 — William Caldwell was Commonwealth Minister at Tawnatalee( Comm. 
Papers P.R.O.). Query— Was he Prebendary ? The P. Will of a W.C. 
Minister of Delgany was proved in 1729. His son Constantine and his 
brother John (deed.) mentioned.] 

1666— Claudius Gilbert appears (D.R.) ; not in F.F.R. T.C.D. 
B.D. 1655. 

Was in Limerick in 1652 as Commonwealth [Reid says " Baptist (?)"] 
Minister under General Fleetwood's auspices (Reid's Hist, of Presbyt. 
II, 261). Was appointed to preach as Commonwealth Minister in St. 
Michael's, Dublin, 28 Jan., 1658/9 (Comm. Papers, P.R.O.). He was 
the author of " The Libertine Schoold, or a Vindication of the Magistrates 
Power in Religious Matters, in answer to some fallacious Quaeries 
scattered about the City of Limerick by a nameless author," 4to., 1657. 
He exchanged the R. Ballymore for the V. of Belfast with Roger Jones. 
(See Benn's History of Belfast, pp. 374-7 ; Reid's Hist, of Presbyt., II, 
168, 477, 479-81). His son Claudius, born in Belfast, ent. T.C.D. as a 
Pensioner, Mar. 23, 1685, aged 16, and became F.T.C.D. and Reg. Prof. 
Div. 1722, and R. Ardstraw 1735-'42, obiit 1742 ( see C.F., V, 208). He 
was a great benefactor to Trinity College. 

1668— Roger Jones, coll. (Cotton has " installed ") Sep. 10 
(F.F.T.), previously V. of Belfast ; exchanged with his 
predecessor. He was also V. Rathkenny (Meath) 1665-7. 

1678 — Laurence Power, M.A., coll. Mar. 22 (F.F.T.). 
Laurence Power, son of Godfrey P., of Knocktopher, ent. 
T.C.D., aged 20, as a sizar on Jan. 28, 1661 (Reg. T.C.D.). 
He was V. Dundalk and R. Heynestown i672-'8. 

He was the author of " The Righteous Man's Portion, delivered in a 
sermon [on Psalm cxii. 6] at the obsequies of the noble and renowned 
gentleman Heni-y St. John, Esquire, who was unfortunately killed 
by the Tories on Wednesday, the 9th September, 1679, and solemnly 
buried the 16th of the same, together with a short character of his Life 
and the way ajid manner of his death, by Laurence Power, M.A., some- 
time student in Trinity College and now Prebendary and Rector of 
Tandrogee."— 4to. (Lond.), 1680, 36 pp. [Note— His M.A. is not cata- 
logued in the T.C.D. List of Graduates]. St. John was murdered by 
Redmond O'Hanlon's party at Drumlin, and the preacher on this occasion 
reproves some present for encouraging or holding intercourse with this 
pMty {Reeveg' MS. Not&e in C.F.). Power died in 1696. 

66 Prebendaries of Ballymore, 1696-1759. 

1696-7 — Christopher Sheares, coll. Mar. 3 {D.R.). 

He was the son of Humphrey Sheares, and was born in Co. Cork 
and ent. T.C.D. as a Pensioner on May 26, 1680, aged 20 ; B.A. 1684 
{Reg. T.C.D.). Was also Preb. Killaspugmullane (Cork) 1693-1704. 
Died in 1704 {C.F.). 

1704-5 — William Major, coll Feb. 6 (D.R.) or Mar. 16 {Bishops 
Returns) ; T.C.D. Sch. 1688 ; B.A. 1691 ; M.A. 1693 ; C. 
St. Peter's, Drogheda, 1700. 

He m. Charity, dau. of Thos. Leigh of Drogheda and sister of Rev. 
Thos. L. (see Baronstown). He died in 1725, and his P. WiU (Rev. Wm. 
Major, of Acton) made 15 Nov., 1724, was proved 7 Mar., 1725. Left 
his wife Charity £600 and an annuity of £6. Mentions his daus. Charity 
and Jane, his son Thomas, his sister, Jane HUl, of Killough, his dau. 
Elizabeth Clark. Left £5 each for the poor of Drogheda and Tanderagee. 
Rev. Thos. Leigh, his widow Charity and John Moor, of Drumbanagher, 
guardians of Will. The Will of his widow Charity, of Carlingford, was 
proved in 1745. Her nephew, Rev. Joshua Pullein, of Clonallon, was 
res. legatee. 

1725— Thomas Blennerhassett, coll. May 16 (D.R.) ; C.F. has 
May 3 with F.F. as authority. Installed Nov. 18. T.C.D. 
Sch. 1721 ; B.A. 1723 ; M.A. 1726. 

He is mentioned in Boulter's Letters, I, pp. 1, 2, who, writing to the 
Abp. of Canterbury, says : — "I should have recommended to your 
favour Mr. Blenner Hasset for his Doctor's degree. He was my Chaplain 
aU the time I was Bishop of Bristol and his circumstance and his family 
are such that a good living here will make him easier than anything 
he has hopes of in England ; and as I have given him hopes of doing 
somewhat for him he thinks he shaU command the more respect if he 
comes over as a Doctor." Again, writing on May 22; 1725 — " Mr. 
Blennerhassett is very much obliged to yoiur Grace for your great kindness 
to him in relation to his living in Sussex." Abp. King, cited by Mant, 
III, 445, says — " The other living the Primate [Boulter] has given to 
one Mr. Blennerhassett whom they commonly call a Hottentot ; I know 
not for what reason." 

He seems to have vacated the Preb. in 1732. 

1732 — Caleb De Butts, liL.B., coll. June 19 ; installed June 
24 {D.R.) ; res. 7 March, 1732/3 for Preb. Mullabrack, q.v. 

1733— William Godley, M.A., coll. June 29 ; installed July 7 
{D.R.) ; res. in Feb. 1741 for Preb. Mullabrack (q.v.). 

1741 — Barclay Cope, coll. March 14 ; installed Mar. 25 {D.R.). 
Was R. Drumglass and Tullaniskin 1720- '3 and Preb. 
I^ughgall i724-'4i. He died in 1757. The A Will of 
" Rev. Berkeley Cope of Ballymore " was proved in that 

1757— Alexander Bissett, D.D., coll. June 27 ; installed July 2 
(D.R.) ; res. for Preb. Tynan 1759. See Chancellors. 

Prebendaries of Ballymore, 1759- 1859. 67 

1759 — Henry Leslie, coll. Feb. 8 ; installed Feb. 23 (D.R.) ; 
T.C.D. B.A. 1738 ; M.A. 1742 ; B.D. 1749 ; I.Iv.D. 

He was the son of the Rev. Peter Leslie and grandson of Ven. Henry 
Leslie, Archd. of Down. He was Preb. Tullycorbet (Clogher) 1751-9. 
He died in 1803. " He dischargeth the duties of his situation in so 
exemplary a manner that this memory will be revered by every person 
who knew him." — (Coote's Survey, 1804). His P. Will, made 14 Feb., 
1803, was proved 5 May, 1803. Bequests to dau. Catherine Letitia, 
who m. the late Rev.Wra. Foster, £5000 part of her marriage settlement, 
for the benefit of her six youngest children ; dau. Letitia Leslie £5,000 ; 
estates left to his son Charles Herbert charged with these sums. 

1803— Thomas Carter, Trin. Coll., Cambridge B.A. 1788; 
M.A. 1791 ; coll. Mar. 11 (D.R.) ; installed March 18. Held 
also the Deanery of Tuam (without cure of souls) from 1813. 

He came over to Ireland in 1799 as Private Chaplain to Primate Stuart. 
While at Cambridge he was Domestic Chaplain to H.R.H. William Henry, 
Duke of Gloucester, brother of George III, and tutor to his son William 
Frederick. The warrant of his appointment, dated 30 Dec, 1790, was 
addressed to " Rev. Mr. Carter, Hitchin, Herefordshire." Wm. Frederick 
Duke of Gloucester was godfather to his two eldest children, viz. — Wm. 
Frederick and WUhelmina Frederica, who m. Rev. Maxwell Carpendale. 
Another dau. m. John Thomas Hinds, Solicitor, Dublin, and a third, 
Anne (d. Feb., 1904), m. Rev. Frederick Cashel, Curate of BaUymore 
and afterwards Hon. Canon of St. Asaph's. 

After holding this Prebend for forty-six years, he d. on Aug. 19, 1849, 
and was buried at Ballymore. His wife predeceased him on Jan. 8, 

1849— Mortimer O'SulUvan, coll. Nov. 2 {D.R.). T.C.D. Sch. 
1813; B.A. 1816; M.A. 1826; B.D. and D.D. 1837; 
Donnellan lyccturer 185 1. 

Originally a Roman Catholic. C. St. Stephen's, Dublin circa 1824, 
Chaplain to the Hibernian Militarj' School, 1826 : Preb. St. Audoen's, 
Dublin, 1827-'30 ; R. Killyman 1830-'49. He m. Elizabeth Bloomfield 
Baker in 1824. He was well known as an eloquent and popular preacher. 

He published : — 

Captain Rock Detected, 1824. 

Guide to an Irish Gentleman in search of a Religion, 1833. 

Case of the Protestants in Ireland stated, 1836. 

Theory of Development in Christian Doctrine, 1846. 

Romanism Post-Tridentine, 8vo, Dublin, 1850. 

Romanism as it rules in Ireland, 2 Vols, (in conjunction with Rev. 
R. M'Ghee), London, 1840. 

The Hour of the Redeemer. Donnellan Lectures, 1851 ; 8vo, Dublin, 

Is Final Perseverance assured to all who have once believed ? A 
sermon preached at Tanderagee, May 23, 1858, 8vo, Dublin, 1859. 

Assurance and Fear. A sermon preached at Tanderagee, 8vo, Dublin, 

He died in Dublin, April 30, 1859, and was buried at Chapelizod. His 
brother Samuel, also a convert from Roman Catholicism, was Chaplain 
of the Hibernian Military School 1830-57, and was also bur. in Chapelizod 
where an inaccurate inscription commemorates him and his family. 

68 Prebendaries of Ballymore, 1859-1910. 

1859— Arthur Molony, coll. June 4 {D.R.). T.C.D., ent. June 
3, 1817 ; B.A. 1821 ; M.A. 1832. Was ord. D. 1822 ; P. 

He was the 2nd son of Walter Weldon Molony and grandson of James 
M., of Kiltanon, Co. Clare (see B.L.O.) ; b. Aug. 21, 1801 ; C. Louth 
1827 ; P.C. Portadown 1840-'4 ; R. Derryloran 1844-'59. He m. in 1826 
Agnes, youngest dau. of Edward Croker, Dublin. He d. on Dec. 19, 
1885, aged 84, and was bur. in Dundalk, where a mural tablet in the 
Church was erected to his memory and to that of his wife, who d. Aug. 
21, 1837. A brass eagle Lectern was also erected in Ballymore church 
by the parishioners to his memory in 1886. 

After his death the Prebend was separated from the 

1886— Thomas Gabriel Stokes, M.A., coll. May 18 ; installed 
June I {D.R.) ; res. for Treasurership 1894. See Carnteel. 

1894 — William James Askins, M.A., coll. Mar. 13 ; installed 
Mar. 13 {D.R.). Was R. Dunany (q.v.). Died April 16, 

1895 — Francis George Le Poer McClintock, M.A., coll. June 
7 ; installed July 13 {D.R.) ; res. for Precentorship 1896. 
See Deans. 

1896 — Lewis Richards, D.D., coll. Oct. 31 ; installed Nov. 8 ; 
{D.R.) resigned in 1907. See Drumglass. 

1907— Llewelyn Paul Tahan Ledoux, B.D., coll. Oct. 21 ; 
installed Oct. 23 {D.R.). See Drogheda. 

HI.— g|)te6enb<!tne0 of feoug^^aff. 

[Anciently lyEVALi^YEGLiSH,] 

The Rectory formerly belonged to the Prior of the Culdees. It was 
granted to the Primate on 29 March, 1627. The R. and V. were con- 
solidated May 23, 1634, and appropriated to the 3rd Prebend, 23 Jan. 
1637/8 (P.R.). 

1456 — Richard Noter, Chaplain, " Rector Ecclesise Beatae 
Mariae de Loughgalle," was fined for being absent from 
from Ireland without the King's permission {M.R. ; see 
also C.F., V. 208). 

1613 — John Lyf ord, coll. Oct. 21 {R. V. 1622). Cotton, quoting 
from a MS. Marsh, gives " Sep. 1st ; installed Oct. 13th." 

Prebendaries of Loughgall, 1621-1644. 69 

1621/2 — John Richardson, coll. (F.F.R.), inst. a 2nd time to 
I^oughgall per I^etters Pat. 9 June, 1628 ; inducted 25 June, 
1628 {R.V. 1633). He was allowed to hold the Preb. 
Mullabrack also from 20 Mar., 1629 {R.V.). He was ord. 
D. and P. by William, Bishop of Ivichfield, 20 Sep., 1607 
(R.V. 1622). 

He was the 3rd son of Rev. John R., Rector of Warmington, War- 
wickshire — his eldest brothers being Joseph, who succeeded his father 
in the ownership of lands in MoUington, Oxfordshire, and Zachary, who 
came to Ireland and settled in Loughgall, of whom presently. John 
Richardson was a J. P. for Co. Armagh and m. EUinor, eldest dau. of 
Wm. Barnett, of Hard wick, Gloucs., and had issue 3 sons — John, Samuel, 
Robert, and 4 daus. (See MS. T.C.D., F.3.27, and Brit. Mus. Add. 
MS. 4820). He d. on Sep. 25, 1634, and was bur. in Loughgall.— 
(Funeral Entries, Vol. VI, 109). His P. Will, made 4 Sep., 1634, was 
proved in that year. Leaves his eldest son John lands in Ireland, but 
one- third is to be for the " use of my now wife Ellinor for life ; " his 
son not to sell the lands in Dromenagh ; to his son Samuel £100 and lands 
in Derrybrockish and Mullabane ; his 4 daus. — Elizabeth, Anne, 
Ellinor, Mary, to get £150 between them ; mentions his brother Zachary 
and Zachary's son William and his dau. Mary ; 40/- to the poor of 
the parish ; mentions his friends Robert Springe and Edward Taylor. 
Zachary had a son Jonathan, who became a Quaker, and d. 1689 ; his 
son Wniiam had Jonathan, who m. Elizabeth, dau. of John Nicholson, 
of Derrycaw, and by her had John, who was father of Jonathan ; Jonathan 
R. m. Sarah, dau. of Jas. Nicholson, of Dublin, and was grandfather of 
Captain John Richardson, of Trewmount, near Moy, who in 1873 m. 
EmUy, dau. of James Lowry, of Rockdale. The Richardsons of Moy- 
allon are descendants of Rev. John Richardson. 

1634— William FuUerton, M.A., coll. Sep. 30 {F.F.R. & T.). 
He was also R. Derryloran (R.V. 1633) and must not be 
confused with W. F., Archdeacon of Armagh at the same 

The Deposition of his widow {Dep. of 1641, T.C.D.) states that he was 
parson of Loughgall in 1641 and was robbed of his property (amounting 
to £1,208, besides £247, the value of his living) and murdered and thrown 
into the Bann at Portadown. " Sir Phelim O'Neill owed him at least 
£600 upon mortgages, and though he had a pass, he was stripped and 
murdered." — {Rep. of Commrs. in 1641 ; Reid I, 331. See Jones' 

[1644 — Richard Parr, D.D., a native of Fermoy, educated at Exeter College, 
Oxford, became Chaplain to Abp. Ussher during the last 13 years of his 
life, held, it is said, a Prebend of Armagh — probably Loughgall, which 
was then vacant — refusing the Deanery, and also the offer of an Irish 
Bishopric (see C.F. Ill, 57). He was the son of Rev. Richard P., of 
Devonshire, and was born in 1617 ; became R. Bermondsey and of 
Ryegate, both in Surrey, and afterwards (in 1653) V. Camberwell. He 
died at Camberwell Nov. 2, 1691, and was bur. in Camberwell, where 
a monument to his memory remains. (See Stowe's Survey of London 
and C.F., V. 210 ; also Wood's Ath. Oxon., Lysons Environs, and 
Manning's Surrey. &c.) Strange to say, in Hennessy's Repertorium 
Ecc. Par., Lond., giving the succession of all the clergy in London 
diocese neither his name nor that of either of the above named parishes 

70 Prebendaries of Loughgall, 1655- 1760. 

appears. Allibone says he was " long famous as one of the best of men 

and most eloquent of preachers ". 

He published, inter alia, "The Life and Letters of Archbishop 

Ussher," folio, London, 1686. 
1655 — John Barnes, Com. Minister ; see Drumcree. 
1658 — Ralph Davenport was appointed Commonwealth Minister here, 

" being desired by the people of the place," Dec. 3, at £100. — (Comm. 

Papers, P.R.O.)]. 

1658 — Humphrey Pett or Petten appears to be settled here 
on the tithes. 

" air. Pett, Loughgall, Co. Armagh, order dated 31 Dec, 1658, that 
the petition of the inhabitants of above for Mr. Kennedy as their minister 
be refused, and that Mr. Pettard (sic) abeady settled there on the tythes 
by the Comrs. of tythes should remain there." — [Comni. Vol. A/16, 
P.R.O.). He appears as Preb. in 1665 {D.R.). 

See a curious story about him in Reid. Vol. II, Appendix, p. 564, 
where he is caUed " Mr. Peper, Curate of Loughgall," and is said by 
a Mrs. Goodall to have arrested and imprisoned a Quaker Minister 
and in consequence to have met with a sudden death soon after, circa 

1669— William Warren, coll. July 15 (F.F.T.) ; T.C.D. M.A. 
1624 ; R. Desertlyn and I,issan 1665-9. Head Master of 
Armagh Royal School. He was not mentioned in C.F. 

He was son of Rev. Wm. Warren, R. Tedcaster and also R. Donagh- 
more (Derry) 1626-'52, who in his P. Will, 1652, mentions his eldest 
son Wiliam. One W. W., " of Monaghan, elk." was attainted in 1689. 

1673 — James Clewlow or Clewloe, coll. April 2 {F.F.T.) 

He was the son of John C. and entered T.C.D. as a Sizar on July 17, 
1658, aged 18, having been educated at Chester ; B.A. 1664 {Reg. T.C.D.). 
He res. in 1686, and perhaps was the same as Rev. James Clewlow, R. 
KiUyleagh and Prec. Down in 1679, whose P. Will was proved in 1700, 
and from whom descended Rev. Hamilton Clewlow, father of Rev. James 
C, V. Saintfield, who m. Anne, dau. of Jas. Donaldson, of Little Castle- 
DiUon, Co. Armagh, and d.s.p. 

1686 — Thomas Ashenden, M.A., coll. July 5 {D.R.). He was 
previously R. Magherafelt and was Chaplain to Primate 

He appears in King's List of Attainders in 1689 as " Thomas Assington." 
He d. in 1723, having held the Prebend 47 years. 

1723/4— Barclay Cope, coll. Feb. 28 (D.R.) ; res. in 1741 for 

Preb. Ballymore (q.v.). 
1741 — Jonathan Rogers, D.D., coll. Mar. 31 ; installed April 

7 {D.R.). 

T.C.D., Sch. 1711 ; B.A. 1712; M.A. 1715; FeUow 1716; B.D. and 
D.D. 1727. He was R. Ballymaglasson (Meath) 1727 to 1734. In the 
latter year he obtained the Precentorship of Kallala, and the Preb. 
of Castleknock in St. Patrick's, Dublin, both of which he held until 
1741, when he exchanged the former with Berkeley for Ardtrea, q.v. 
He perhaps resigned his fellowship on his marriage. 

The M.L. of Rev. Jonathan Rogers, of St. Andrew's Parish, Dublin, 
and Elizabeth Bolton, of Ratoath, is dated 26 Feb., 1730/1. He died 

Prebendaries of Loughgall, 1760-1851. 71 

in 1760. His P. Will, made 14 Feb., 1752, was proved 7 May, 1760. 
He desired to be bur. in the parish church of Loughgall, where his exors. 
might determine. Will recites settlement (dated 20 July, 1731) made on 
his marriage with his wife Elizabeth, to which Anthony Shepheard, Esq., 
since deceased, and Rev. Richard Bolton, of Lagore, Co. Meath, were 
parties, and which concerned a sum of £2, 100. His 3 sons John (eldest), 
Richard and Wra. get legacies, as also Catherine, his only dau. His 
wife and Richard Bolton were made exors. 

1760 — Hon. Joseph Deane Bourke, M.A., coll. April 25 ; in- 
stalled May 12 {D.R.) 

He was the 2nd son of the 1st Earl of Mayo, and became Dean of 
Killaloe in 1768, resigning Loughgall 9 May, 1769, when he became R. 
Kilskyre (Meath), which he held until 1772, when he was made Dean of 
Dromore. He was consecrated Bishop of Ferns in the same year, and 
in 1782 he was raised to the Archbishopric of Tuam. He succeeded to 
the Earldom of Mayo on the death of his elder brother the 2nd Earl. 
He m. in 1760 Miss Meade, sister of the Earl of Clanwilliam. He pre- 
sented to Tuam Cathedral its great bell. He d. at Kilbeggan, Co. Meath, 
Aug. 17, 1794, and was bur. near Naas in the family burial ground {C.F., 
V. 18). His son Richard became Bishop of Waterford and Lismore. 
(See Peerages). 

1769 — Brabazon Disney, D.D., coll. May lo ; installed May 
25 {D.R.) ; res. in 1776 for V. Ardee. See Chancellors. 

1776— Charles Woodward, D.D., coll. Feb. 26 ; installed Mar. 
9 (D.R.) ; res. 28 Mar., 1782 for V. Ardee (q.v.). 

1782— Thomas Quin, M.A., coll. Mar. 28, installed April 12 
(D.R.) ; res. in 1791 for Preb. Tjoian (q.v.). 

1791 — William Bissett, M.A., coll. Jan. 31 ; installed Feb. 23 
{D.R.) ; res. for R. Donoughmore 1807. See Chancellors. 
1807— Silver Oliver, coll. Sep. 12 {D.R.). 

T.C.D., B.A. 1801 ; M.A. 1807 ; was C. Ballinderry 1802 ; P.C. Eglish 
1803-'7. He was the 5th son of Ven. John Oliver, Archdeacon of Ardagh, 
by Elizabeth, dau. of John Ryder, Archbishop of Tuam ; b. in 1778 ; 
m. in 1823 Maria Alicia (youngest dau. of Lieut. -Col. Samuel Madden, 
of Hilton, Co. Monaghan) who was born 1791, d. 1851. He died in 
1844, s.p., and his P. Will was proved in that year. (See B.L.G.) 

1844 — Savage Hall, coll. June 24 ; installed July 27 {D.R.). 

T.C.D. ; B.A. 1821 ; M.A. 1832 ; C. Donoughmore Jan. 1, 1823 ; C. 
Derrynoose May, 1823 (Erck's Ecd. Reg.); P.C. Acton 1824-33. {Rep. 
of 1836 has his Lie. to Acton in error, as Dec. 13, 1825). Pres. to R. 
Derriaghy (Connor) by the Primate on Mar. 11, 1833 ; became R. New- 
townhamilton 1840-4. He was b. 1798, the 2nd son of Savage H., of 
Narrow Water, Co. Down, by Elizabeth, dau. of John Madden, of Hilton 
(by Anne, dau. of Robert Cope, of Loughgall) ; he m. in 1831 Anne, 
eldest dau. of Wm. James O'Brien, Co. Clare. He held the Preb. Lough- 
gall till his death on 28 Dec, 1851, aged 52, leaving issue 3 sons, including 
William James, Major R.A., who s. his uncle at Narrow Water, and m. 
as his first wife Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. Wm. Brownlow Forde, of Seaforde, 
Co. Down, by Florence Brooke, and by her had Capt. Roger, b. 1864, 
who in 1891 m. Elvira, dau. of John Meade, and s. to Narrow Water in 
1896. (See B.L.G.) 

72 Prebendaries of Loughgall, 1852-1910. 

1852— Josiah Francis Flavell, M.A., coll. Feb. 11 (D.R.); 
res. in 1859 for Preb. Mullabrack (q.v.). 

i860 — Jonathan Rogers Chomley, coll. Jan. 12 ; {D.R.). 

T.C.D. ; B.A. 1834 ; M.A. 1840 ; B.D. 1873 ; ord. D. 1838 (Ossory) ; 
P.O. Caledon 1843-'8 ; P.C. Lisnadill 1848-'60. He m. Helen, eldest 
dau. of Rev. Dr. Elrington, R. of Armagh (she d. Feb. 18, 1884) ; res. 
the Prebend in 1875 for the Treasurership, retainmg the Incumbency 
of the parish and became Precentor in 1883 ; died April 20, 1886. 

On his resignation the Preb. became severed from the 

1875 — Robert Vickers Dixon, D.D., R, of Clogherny ; inst. 

April 13 ; installed Sep. 14 (D.R.) ; became Archdeacon in 

1884. See Archdeacons. 
1884 — Augustine Fitzgerald, D.D., R. of Portadown ; inst. 

Jan. 23 ; installed Feb. 5 (D.R.) ; became Precentor in 1886. 

See Deans. 
1886 — Thomas Jordan, D.D., R. of Magherafelt ; inst. May 

28 ; installed June i (D.R.) ; res. for Treasurership 1900. 

See Magherafelt. 
1900 — William Graham Murphy, D.D., R. of Grange ; inst. 

Aug. 25 ; installed Aug. 27 {D.R.) ; d. in 1903. See Grange ; 

1904 — Edward Waller Hobson, M.A., R. of Portadown ; inst. 

Mar. 19 ; installed Mar. 22 {D.R.) ; res. for Treasurership 

1908. See Portadown. 
1908 — Robert Moore Peile Freeman, M.A., R. of Collon ; inst. 

Oct. 23 ; installed Oct. 28 {D.R.). See Collon. 

IV.— Q()re6enbane6 of S^gnan* 

1517 — Donatus O'Hard binds himself for the first fruits of 

the Rectories of Tynan and Aghalow, vacant cerio modo 

May 28 {Ann. Hib., p. 13). 
1535 — Eugenius O'Cullen binds himself (Aug. 11) for the first 

fruits of Tynan, but whether V. or R. is not stated. {Ann. 

Hib., 14). It is, however, probably the latter, for Felim 

yNeill was coll. V. See Vicars of Tynan. 
1613— William Lord, B.A., coll. Oct. 7 {R.V. 1622). He was 

still Preb. in 1622. He died, leaving two sons Matthew and 

Robert, who are mentioned in the Will of Robert Cowell. 

Prebendaries of Tynan, 1625-1709. 73 

1625— Robert Maxwell, M.A. (afterwards D.D.), coll. Mar. 7 
{R.V. 1633). Query, was it 1625/6, for, according to the 
P.R., he was pres. by the Crown Nov. 22, 1625. 

He was again admitted on 2nd April, 1634/5 (F.F.T.), being pres. 
18 Mar. (R.V. 1633) and was named as 4th Preb. under the new Charter, 
Jan. 23, 1637/8, and allowed the parish in commendam with the Bishopric 
of Kilmore Mar. 22, 1643 {P.R.). He held also from 1623 to 1666 the 
Rectories of Derrynoose and Clonoe. He was the eldest son of Robert M. 
Dean of Armagh ; was ord. D. Jan. 27, 1617/8 (one copy of the R.V. of 
1633 has " 1627 ") ; P. May 2, 1618. He was an M.A., D.D. and Fellow 
of T.C.D. and Chaplain to the Lord Lieutenant, and may have succeeded 
his father as Chancellor of Connor, but it is doubtful. He became Arch- 
deacon of Down in 1628, which dignity he res. in 1639. Cotton seems to 
think that he was Archdeacon of Down, Dean of Connor and Chancellor 
of Connor — an unheard of plurality — at the same time in 1634. He 
quotes as his authority " Commons Journals " (see Fasti V, 243). We 
find R.M. writing to Wentworth from Armagh on May 29, 1639, con- 
cerning the landing of boats at Copeland I. He speaks of himself as not 
being much " in favour with the Covenanters " (Harris MSS., "Vol. 
VIII). He suffered much in the rebellion of 1641, as appears from his 
Deposition in T.C.D. Library. He got £120 pension from the Common- 
wealth 10 Mar., 1657 {Comm. M8S., P.R.O.). 

In 1643 he was raised to the Bishopric of Kilmore, to which Ardagh 
was added in 1666. He m. Margaret, dau. of Henry Echlin, Bishop of 
Down (who survived him) and had (1) John of Farnham, ob. 1713 ; (2)) 
James of Fellows Hall, (3) Henry of College Hall, who also became 
Preb. Tynan, (4) William of Falkland, who. m. Anne, dau. of Rev. 
George Walker, Chancellor of Armagh, and whose son was Robert of 
Falkland, D.D. (See Shirley's Monaghan, and Peerages). 

He d. Nov. 1, 1672, and was bur. " in the country on Nov. 5 " 
{Funeral Entries, U.O.). Shirley's Hist, of Monaghan has " Nov. 16." 
He left £200 to T.C.D. In his P. Will, proved 1672, he desired to be 
bur. in Tjoian ; mentions his sons and his dau. Mrs. Phoebe Maxwell 
(£300) and his son-in-law Henry Maxwell. He seems to have res. 
the Preb. Tynan before 1661. 
[1656/7 — John Ayton was appointed Commonwealth Minister on Jan. 5 — 
his appointment to date from 25 Sep. last, at £100 yearly on Report, 
dated 18 Aug. last (Comm. Papers A/21, Orders No. 203). He had re- 
ceived Episcopal ordination in 1655. (See Latimer's History of the 
Presbyterian Chwrch, p. 115). He was made Archdeacon of Ardagh 
in 1660 (C.F. Ill, 192)]. 

1661 — James Downham appears as Preb. On 30 May, 1662, 
he obtained from the House of Lords an order for the 
restitution of glebe lands that were in the possession of 
unauthorized persons. He res. Tynan 1667/8, and was 
made Dean. See Deans. 

1668— Henry Maxwell, M.A., inst. Preb. Tynan and R. Derry- 
noose Jan. 20 {F.F.T.). 

He was the 3rd son of Dr. Robert Maxwell (see above), and m. Anne 
Stewart and became ancestor of the Earls of Farnham (see Peerages). 
He was Chancellor of Connor — then worth £200 yearly — from 1635 to 
1682. In the Carte Papers, Vol. 21, p. 346, dat. 1647, we read " Henry 
Maxwell, Archdeacon of Down (sic) and 3 others, deprived by the Presby- 
tery lurke where they can be entertained." He lost property amounting 

74 Prebendaries of Tynan, 1709-1747. 

to £1,823 in the rebellion of 1641, and his living value £440 a year {Dep. 
of 1641, T.C.D.). He d. at College Hall in 1709, aged about 100 years. 
His P. Will, made 8 April, 1709, was proved on 12 May following. He 
left his eldest son John his leases in Armagh ; and reversion of them to 
his sister Ann Chambers ; to his 2nd son Robert his leases from the See 
of Kilmore ; to his niece Phoebe Gillespy £28, owed him by Rev. James 
Greenshields ; to the poor of Tynan £5 ; son John exor. 

1709 — Robert Maxwell, coll. Sep. 17 {D.R.). 

He was the son of James M., of Fellows HaU, 2nd son of Bishop 
Robert MaxweU, born in Co. Armagh, ent. T.C.D. aged 16 as a Pensioner 
June 15, 1682 ; became B.A. 1687 ; M.A. 1693 ; B.D. and D.D. 1719 
{Reg. T.C.D.). He had a licence to go to England June 7, 1722 {D.R.). 
He d. in 1737, and by his P. Will, dated 29 Oct., 1721, proved 4 Mar., 
1737/8, he desired to be bur. in T5man Church with his ancestors, and 
left 4 townlands purchased by him from the late John Hamilton, of 
Caledon, to his wife Ann for life — she paying £40 to his nephew Robert 
Maxwell Leavens — then to said nephew and his heirs, failing these 
to his nephew Cap. Robert M., of College Hall, and his heirs, failiug whom 
to his nephew Captain John M., of Falkland ; £100 to the poor of 
Tynan and £50 to the poor tenants of Farnham. His college leases 
to his wife for life and then to Cap. Robert M, — he paymg £3,000 to be 
equally divided between the children of Captain John Charlton and 
testator's brother Lieut. Robert Maxwell, of Dunmurry, Co. Cavan. 
Wife exor. 

1737/8 — John StroDge (not Strange, as in C.F.), coll. Feb. 23 : 
installed Mar. 7 {D.R.). 

T.C.D. Sch. 1696 ; B.A. 1699 ; M.A. 1702 ; ord. P. Aug. 2, 1702. He 
Had been a Vicar Choral of Armagh 1701-'9 ; R. Derryloran 1709-'38. 
He m. 19 Oct., 1711, Ellinor dau. of Capt. James Manson, of Tynan, by 
Elizabeth, dau. of Hugh Echlin, and had issue: — (l)Rev. James S., 
who was Curate of Tynan, and d. unm., (2) Matthew, (3) John, d. unm., 
(4) William, a Captain in the army, (5) Mary, who m. Rev. Arthur Benson, 
D.D., R. of Monaghan. Matthew, who became Mayor of Liverpool, 
had (1) Rev. Sir James, b. 1750 ; created a Baronet 22 June, 1803 ; m. 
27 May, 1785, Helen, dau. and co-heir of Jolm Tew, of Dublin, by Margt., 
dau. of Robert Maxwell, of Fellows Hall, niece of John Ist Lord Farn- 
ham ; (2) EUiaor. He was the ancestor of the Stronges of Tynan Abbey. 

The P. Will of Rev. John Stronge was proved in the year of his death, 
1744/5, having been made 19 June, 1742. He bequeaths lands to his 
four sons above named, and an annuity of £30 to his dau. until her 
marriage, when she was to get £1,000. Bequeaths lands in Tynan to 
his wife Eleanor, together with an annuity of £41 and the use of plate, etc. 
James Manson, of Fairview, named as exor. 

By the Will of his father-in-law, Capt. James Manson, of Fairview, 
the leases of Tynan, etc., went to his dau. Ellinor, wife of Rev. John 
Stronge and other lands to his grandson Rev. James Stronge. He also 
mentions his dau. Jane, who m. Rev. Robert Echlm, and her sons John 
and Charles, and his dau. Sarah, who m. Jas. Irwin, Doctor of Physic, 
and his dau. Mary, who m. Rev. Hamlet Obins. He left £5 to the 
poor of Tynan and Magheralin. 

1745— Charles Meredyth, M.A., T.C.D., coll. July 23rd ; in- 
stalled Aug. 29 (D.R.). 

He was the son of Thomas M., of Newtown, Trim, M.P. for Navan. 
He ent. T.C.D. 7 Aug., 1723, aged 18. He was R. Kilsaran, with 
which he held Newtown (Meath) 1729-'45, resigning both for this 

Prebendaries of Tynan, 1747- 1790. 75 

Prebend. He held also the Deanery of Ardfert from 1732. He died 
in July, 1747, and was bur. in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. His 
P. Will was proved in 1769. (See Leslie's Kilsaran, p. 224, for much 
about him.) His nephew John M. was created a Baronet of Ireland 
1795. See Baronetages. 

1747 — Benjamin Barrington, lyl^.D. (afterwards Domville), 
coll. Dec. 17 ; installed Dec. 23 {D.R.) ; res. in 1759 for R. 
Armagh. See Deans. 

1759— Alexander Bissett, D.D., coll. Feb. 8 ; installed Feb. 
23 (D.R.) ; res. in 1765 for Chancellorship and R. Kilmore. 
See Chancellors. 

1765 — John Averill or Averell, coll. Jan. 31 (D.R.). 

He was the son of Nicholas A., merchant, and was born at Coleraine. 
He ent. T.C.D. April 24, 1730, aged 19; B.A. 1734; M.A. 1737, after- 
wards D.D. {Reg. T.C.D.) ; ord. D. 1744 ; P. 1754. He was appomted 
Dean of Emly in 1765, Dean of Limerick in 1766. Consecrated Bishop 
of Limerick Jan. 6, 1771. " A man eminently and justly beloved for 
his piety and charity," died while engaged on a Visitation Tour at 
Ennismore, Listowel, on Sep. 14, 1771, aged 58, and was bur. in Limerick 
Cathedral. C.F., I, 397, gives the inscription in English and Latin 
over his grave. 

1771 — John Lloyd, M.A., pres. by the Crown July 19 (P.R.) ; 
inst. July 24 ; installed July 27 (D.R.). He died in 1773. 

1774 — William Maxmilian Freind, M.A., pres. by the Crown 
on lapse March 21 (P.R.) ; inst. March 22 : installed April 8 
(D.R.). He res. the same year. 

He was the 2nd son of William F., Dean of Canterbury, who d. 1766, 
by Grace, 2nd dau. of William Robinson, of Rokeby Park, Yorkshire, 
and sister of the Primate. His youngest brother John also became 
Preb. Tynan and afterwards Archdeacon. See Archdeacons and 

1774— Richard Allott, M.A. (Cant.), exchanged with Jacob 
and was coll. Dec. 21 and also admitted a Vic. Choral ; 
installed Dec. 28 (D.R.). He res. in 1775 for Precentor- 
ship, exchanging with his successor. See Precentors. 

1775 — Arthur Jacob, D.D., Precentor, exchanged with R. 
Allott for this Preb. and was coll. Feb. 22 ; installed Feb. 
25 {D.R.). He res. in 1778 for Archdeaconry. See Arch- 

1778— John Freind, M.A. (afterwards Robinson), brother of 
his predecessor in this stall ; coll. Mar. 3 ; installed 
Mar. 7 {D.R.). He became Archdeacon in 1786. See 

1786 — Hugh Stewart, M.A., coll. June 20 ; installed June 30 
(D.R.). He res. in 1790 for Derrynoose. See Termonma- 

76 Prebendaries of Tynan, 1790- 1830. 

1790 — James Archibald Hamilton, D.D. ; coll. Mar. 17 ; in- 
stalled Mar. 25 (D.R.). He res. on Dec. 28 for Preb. 
Mullabrack q.v. 

1791 — Thomas Quin, coll. Jan. 21 ; installed Jan 29 {D.R.). 

T.C.D. Sch. 1779 ; B.A. 1781 ; M.A. — . Was Vic-Choral of Armagh 
1780-2 ; Preb. Loughgall 1782-91 ; held also Preb. of Donaghmore 
(Limerick), 1786-91; became Prec. Limerick 1791, which he res. 
for Treas. Limerick in the same year. He held this Treasurership 
with the Preb. Tynan until 1808, when he exchanged the latter for Preb. 
Kilmacdonagh (Cloyne), holding both the Treasurership and the latter 
Prebend until his death in 1841 (see C.F., I). 

i8o8 — John Leslie, coll. Jan. 21 {D.R.). 

He was the 2nd son of Charles Powell L., of Glasslough, and great- 
grandson of Rev. Charles L., author of " A Short and Easy Method 
with the Deists." (See B.L.G.). T.C.D., B.A. 1794; M.A. 1805 ; ord. 
D. 20 Nov., 1796 ; P. 2 July, 1797 ; V. Donagh (Clogher) 1800-'7 ; 
Dean of Cork 1807-'12; consecrated Bishop of Dromore at Armagh 
Jan. 26, 1812 ; translated to Elphin in 1819, became Bishop of Kilmore, 
Elphin and Ardagh in 1841. Died at Kilmore Feb. 22, 1854, aged 82. 
His half brother Edward was Treas. Dromore 1817-'47 and afterwards 
R. of Annahilt. 

i8i2 — Henry Maxwell, pres. by the Crown Feb. 24 ; inst. 
and installed May 2 {D.R.). 

T.C.D., B.A. 1795 ; M.A. 1808. A Rev. H. M. was R. Annagh (Bel- 
turbet) 1797-1811 ; V. Tisaran and R. Kihiagarenagh (Meath), 1797-1802, 
and R. Castlerahin, Kilmore Dio. 1802-'13. He m. 5 Sep., 1798, Lady 
Anne Butler, eldest dau. of the Earl of Carrick. He res. Tynan in 1813 
and afterwards succeeded as 6th Baron Farnham, and d. 19 Oct., 1838. 
His wife d. 29 May, 1831. See Peerages. 

1813— Samuel Close, coll. Nov. 15 ; installed Nov. 28 {D.R.). 

T.C.D., B.A. 1769 ; M.A. 1779. He was b. Sep., 1749, the son and 
heir of Maxwell Close, who in 1758 inherited from his grandmother. 
Lady Maxwell, the estate of Elm Park, Co. Armagh, and grandson of 
Rev. Samuel Close, R. of Donaghenry (q.v., also B.L.G.I.). He was 
V. Portloman and V. Portshangan (Meath), 1776-80 ; R. of Keady 
1780-1813, with which he held the Union of Drakestown and Castletown- 
Kilpatrick in Meath Diocese, resigning both of these preferments for 
this dignity in 1813. He m. 25 AprU, 1782 (lie. 20th) Deborah, dau. 
of Rev. William Champagne, Dean of Clonmacnoise. He d. in 1817, 
leaving (1) Maxwell of Drumbanagher, (2) Robert, (3) Henry , Samuel 
(4) Rev. John Forbes, R. of Mourne, and 3 daus. There is a brass tablet 
to his memory in Tynan Church with this inscription : — " In Memory of 
Rev. Samuel Close, died Sep. 16, 1817 ; Deborah his wife, daughter of 
Rev. William Champagne, Dean of Clonmacnoise, who died March 1, 
1816," etc. 

1817 — Samuel Blacker, M.A., coll. Oct. 24 ; installed Nov. i 
{D.R.). He res. in 1826 for the Preb. of Mullabrack, q.v. 

1826 — James Edward Jackson, M.A., coll. May 9; installed 
June 4 {D.R.). He res. in 1830 for the Deanery. See Deans. 

Prebendaries of Tynan, 1830-1875. 77 

1830— William Mauleverer, coll. Sep. 8 ; installed Sep. 10 

T.C.D., B.A. 1792 ; M.A. 1830 ; C. Ballyclog 1801 ; C. Ardtrea 1801 ; 
C. Ballinderry 1803 ; C. Desertlyn 1806 ; R. Derryloran 1816-'30. He 
m. Mary Stafford in 1799. He died in 1840, and a tablet in Tynan 
Church to his memory has the following inscription : — 

" Sacred to the memory of | Rev. William Mauleverer, A.M., | Rector 
of the parish of | Tynan, | who departed this life | on the 24th day of 
April, 1840, | in the 71st year of his age. | This Tablet was erected | by 
his Parishioners and Friends | in testimony | of their respect for his 
memory | and in grateful Recollection | of his uniform kindness." His 
widow Mary died on Feb. 12, 1865, in her 93rd year, and was bur. in the 
churchyard of Armagh Cathedral, where also his two daus. Maria Olivia 
and Anne(whe were well-known residents of the Mall, Armagh) lie buried. 
His son James became Rector of Middletown, q.v. The P. Will of Rev. 
William M. was proved in 1840. 

1840 — William Maclean, M.A., coll. June 10 ; installed June 
i2tli {D.R.). 

His ancestors were the Macleans of Mull. At the breaking up of the 
clans some of the family came over and settled in the North of Ireland 
and bought land around Belfast, which used to be called " Maclean's 
Fields," and on some of which Donegall Square and Donegall Place now 
stand. His father was a well-known dentist, who removed from Belfast 
to Stephen's Green, Dublin. William M. was born in Belfast in Nov., 
1793, and was the youngest of 15 children. He was educated at Mr. 
Hutton's School in Dublin and at T.C.D., where he grad. B.A. 1814 ; 
M.A. 1828. He was ord. for the Curacy of Clonmethan, and became 
afterwards C. St. Mark's, Dublin. Lord John George Beresford, Arch- 
bishop of Dublin, on being appointed Primate in 1822, took him to 
Armagh as his Chaplain and as Curate of Armagh. Here Mr. Maclean 
started the first Sunday School in the parish, but after two years his 
health broke down and he went abroad. In 1825/6 he became C. 
Dundalk, and in 1826 Vicar-Choral of Armagh. He was R. Newtown- 
hamilton 1830-'40 when he became Preb. Tynan. He m. in 1822 Jane 
Bowen, dau. of Rev. William M'Laughlin, of Mount Talbot, Co. Roscom- 
mon — who established a school of what became known as Inishmacsaint 
Lace in Tynan : and had 4 daus. (1) Sarah Wills, d. July, 1901, (2) Emily 
Frances, m. Jan., 1858, Rev. George Tottenham (see Curates and 
Canons of St. Patrick's, Dublia, below), and d. Jan., 1858, (3) Anna, 
living at Bray, (4) Elizabeth Thackeray, d. July, 1907. He died at 
TjTian Rectory Sep. 20, 1865, afid was bur. in St. Mark's Churchyard, 

1865— William Reeves, D.D., coll. Nov. 7 (D.R.) ; became 
Precentor in 1872, resigning the Prebend, but retaining the 
Rectory of Tynan. See Deans, 

On his resignation the Prebend became severed from 
the Parish. 

1872— Robert Vickers Dixon, D.D., R. of Clogherny ; inst. 
Jan. 29 ; installed Mar. 8 (D.R.) ; res. in 1875 for Preb. 
I^oughgall. See Archdeacons. 

78 Prebendaries of Tynan, 1875-1910. 

1875— George Alexander Chadwick, A.M., afterwards D.D. ; 
R. of Armagh ; inst. April 8 ; installed May 17 {D.R.) ; 
res. for Treasurership in 1885. See Deans. 

1885— Alexander Irwin, M.A., R. of Middletown ; inst. June 
15 ; installed July i. 

T.C.D., B A. 1867 ; M.A. 1871 ; ord. D. 1869 ; P. 1869 ; P.C. Diamond 
1869-'73 ; R. Annaghmore 1873 ; R. Richhill 1873-'81 ; R. KUmore 
1881-3 ; R. Loughgilly 1883-5 ; R Middletown 1885-8 ; Diocesan Curate 
1888-1907 ; resigned the Preb. of Tj^nan and the Diocesan Curacy in 
1907. He was the son of Rev. Alexander I., Precentor and R. Killeavy. 
He d. unm. at Prospect, Newtownmountkennedy, on March 24, 1909. 

1907— Forde Tichborne, M.A., R. of T5man ; inst. as Preb. 
Tynan April 30 ; installed May i {D.R.). ; res. in 1910 for 
Treasurership. See Tynan. 

1910— Pilsworth Brownrigg Bookey, M.A., R. of Tartaraghan, 
inst. Feb. 22 ; installed March i {D.R.) See Tartaraghan. 

(§>tpxtBtniCiiiu Canons of i^c ©iocece in 
§t (patricrB Cat^ebrdf, ©uBftn. 

CjJrefienbariec of ®onag6mote 


1872-82— Thomas Romney Robinson, T.C.D., Fellow, 1814 ; 
LIv.D. {hon. causa) ; elected by the Dio. Synod to the Stall 
of Donoughmore, Oct. 16, 1872 ; R. Enniskillen 1823 ; R. 
Carrickmacross 1824 ; Astronomer of Armagh. He resided 
at the Armagh Observatory. He held the post of Astrono- 
mer more than 58 years, and died Feb. 28, 1882, aged 89. 
He published many Scientific works, including the Armagh 
Catalogue, a large 8vo vol. of over 900 pages. Its title is 
Places of 5,345 Stars observed from 1828 to 1854 ^^ ^^^ 
Armagh Observatory. In 1862 the Royal Society presented 
Dr. Robinson, himself a Fellow, with a Royal Medal in 
recognition of the excellence of his work. He was President 
of the Royal Irish Academy i85i-'6. See An Historical 
Account of Armagh Observatory, by Dr. Dreyer, and the 
reference to Biographical notices therein. 

By vote of the Diocesan Synod, Oct. 23, 1873, the 
appointment to the Canonry in the National Cathedral was 
vested in the Primate. 

Representative Canons in St. Patrick's, Dublin. 79 

1882-5— William Edward Meade, D.D., appointed April 23, 
1882 ; installed April 27, 1882 {D.R.). See Archdeacons. 

1885 — George Tottenliam, appointed Oct. 28 ; installed Nov. 
26 {D.R.) ; son of I^ord Robert Tottenham, Bishop of 
Clogher ; Trin. Coll., Camb. ; B.A. 1849 ; M.A. 1854 ; ord. 
D. and P. 1849 5 C. Donaghmoine 1849-51 ; C. Tynan 
1851-65 ; Preb. Devenish 1872 ; Chap, at Turin 1883-5 ; 
R. and V. Inishmacsaint 1865-93 ; Dean of Clogher 1900-3. 
m. Jan. 1858, Emily Frances, 2nd dau. of Rev. William 
Maclean (see Prebs. Tynan). 

On the separation of the Diocese of Clogher from Armagh 
in 1886, Mr. Tottenham continued to represent Clogher, and 
the Prebendal stall of Yagoe was appropriated to the Diocese 
of Armagh. An income of ;^5o has been attached to it 
under the Diocesan Scheme. 

(jJtefienbanee of ^agoe^ 

1887 — William Bettesworth Armstrong, M.A., appointed Nov. 
28, 1887 ; installed Jan. 5, 1888 (D.R.) ; d. Oct. 13, 
1900. See Caledon. 

1901— Abraham Lockett Ford, M.A., the present Canon, 
appointed June 2 ; installed April 18 {D.K.). See Ardee. 


For particulars about the Vicars Choral of Armagh Cathedral — who 
represented the ancient Culdees, and held the same lands, see Cotton's 
Fasti, III, 64-6, and notes in Vol. V. In 1634 a new Patent was passed, 
constituting a College of 6 Vicars Choral, two of whom were to be in Holy 
Orders. The author gives here only the Succession of those known to have 
been Clerical Vicars as far as ascertainable. The authority is D.E. 

Abbreviations here used : — app.=appointed ; adm.=admitted. 

1627— Robert Burton, " Prior ''—{Charter). 

1695— John Worrall \ , ^u m . t on 

Charles Taylor \ ^PP' ^^ *^^ C^^rtev, June 27 
These were probably the J. W. and C. T. who were at the time Vicars 
Choral of Christ Ch. and St. Patrick's, Dublin. This J. W., who was B.D., 
became a Minor Canon of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and d. 13 July, 1751. 

1701— John Stronge, B.A., app. Sep. 24. See Preb. Tynan. 

1701— Bentley Stone, B.A., app. Nov. 18. 

1702— William Martin, app. Nov. 10. See Desertlyn. 

8o Vicars Choral, 1709-1826. 

1709 — Daniel Burches, M.A., app. Nov. 7. One David Burches, M.A., 
Rector of KiltuUagh, had become a Vicar Choral of Tuam in 1671, and 
another David B., b. 1685, who was Rector of St. Mark's, Dublin, m. 
Elizabeth Cust. According to the pedigree in B. L.G.I, the latter was 
elder brother of Joseph Burches, bap. at St. Michan's, DubUn, 1689, 
m. 1716, from whom descend the family of Parkanaur. Thirteen years 
after this appointment of Daniel B., Joseph Burches was the first of 5 
Vicars Choral, probably lay, app.on 17 May, 1722. This was in the 
time of Primate Lindaaj', who reorganized the Vicars Choral and is 
said to have brought the brothers Burches from England. This Vicar 
Choral published a Sermon on the King's Accession, preached in the 
Cathedral of Armagh, 4to, Dublin, 1725. 

1723— George Palmer, app. Feb. 29, vice Martin ; res. in 1735 ; was C. 
Kilsaran in 1722, afterwards C. LoughgaU, q.v. 

1733 — Samuel Gibson, app. Sep. 19, vice Burches. He d. June 5, 1749. 

1749— Richard English, adm. Oct. 9, died in 1763. P. Will proved 1763. 

1758— Henry Jenney, M.A., adm. Aug. 30 ; ord. P. Dec. 31, 1750 (Reg. 
Dromore). Eldest son of Henry Jenney, D.D., Archdeacon, and after- 
wards R. Armagh 1738-59. Was also C. Armagh. 

1758— Arthur Grueber, Sch. T.C.D., afterwards D.D. ; Master of Armagh 
Royal School 1754-86; Preb. Lismore 1771; Preb. Tuam Dec. 21, 
1774, when he res. the Vicar Choralship. He m. Martha Piers, of St. 
Audoen's Parish, Dublin (M.L. 20 Mar., 1770). 

1763— Thomas English, adm. Nov. 29. See Charlestown. 

1768— William Lodge, M.A. ; res. in 1780 for R. Derrynoose. See Chancs. 

1774— Richard Allott, M.A., Preb. Tynan, adm. Dec. 21 (vice Grueber). 
See Precentors, and below at 1816. 

1780— Thomas Quin, B.A., adm. Jan. 11 ; res. in 1782 for LoughgaU Preb. 
See Prebs. Tynan. 

1782— Isaac Ashe, B.A., app. May 1 ; reg. in 1790 for Tamlaght, q.v. 

1790— Daniel Kelly, B.A., app. July 13 ; res. in 1804. See Killeshil. 

1801— William Ball, LL.B., app. Nov. 19. See Drumglass. 

1804 — Thomas Carpendale, M.A., app. Aug. 21. Head Master of Armagh 
Royal School 1786-1817, having come over to Ireland as Chaplain to the 
Marquis of Bath. He m. Jane, dau. of John Maxwell, D.D., Archdeacon 
of Clogher. He was father of Rev. Thomas C. and Rev. Maxwell C. 
Copy of inscription on monument in Armagh Cathedral : — 
" Beneath are deposited the mortal remains | of the Reverend Thomas 
Carpendale, A.M. | Head Master of the College, Armagh, | for thirty-one 
years. | Highly distinguished in his Public Capacity | as a Scholar, a 
Gentleman and a Christian | He was no less eminent in private life | in 
the endearing relation of a Friend, | a Husband and a Father. | He fell 
a victim to epidemic fever | by which this city was most awfully | 
visited | October 18, 1817 | aged 63 years, | leaving to an afflicted family 
the consoling | reflection that by adherence to his precepts, | and im- 
itation of his example, they may | yet join him in those Mansions of 
Bliss I where the righteous enter into the | joy of their Lord." 

1810— Thomas Carpendale Quin, app. Dec. 24. 

1814 — Alexander Hayes Ryan, app. Aug. 27. See Ballinderry. 

1816— Richard Allott, M.A., jun. See Precentors. 

1826— William Maclean, B.A., app. Aug. 29. See Prebe. Tynaa. 

Vicars Choral, 1829-1910. 81 

1829 — Josiah Francis Flavell, M.A., app. Sep. 8. See Prebs. MuUabrack. 

1834 — Richard Quin. Res. in 1850 for V. Charlestown, q.v. 

1850— James Michael Henry Strangways, M.A., app. April (vice Quin). 
See Baronstown. 

1851 — James Hogan, M.A., vice Flavell. See Magherafelt. 

1862 — Charles Hobbes Rice, app. April 21. Fellow of St. John's College, 
Oxford ; 1st CI. Math. Mod. 1854 ; B.A. (Hon. 4th CI. Lit. Hum. and 
3rd CI. Math.) 1855; M.A. 1859; B.D. 1864; ord. D. 1856; P. 1862. 
Tutor of St. Columba's College, Co. Dublin, 1856-62. Res. this Vicar 
Choralship 1867 and was appointed by his College to the R. of Cheam, 
Surrey. Author of Sermons at St. Columba's, Parker, 1863. 

1862— William Reeves, D.D., app. April 29. See Deans. 

1867— Savile Richard William L'Estrange-Malone, Mus.B. T.C.D. 1874 ; 
ord. D. 1866 ; P. 1867. Educated at Rossall School. Domestic Chaplam 
to the Primate ; res. 1881 for the Minor Canonry of Worcester Cathedral ; 
R. Dalton Holme (York) 1885-1908. Henry L'Estrange, of Moystown, 
M.P., m. Elizabeth, dau. of Henry Malone, of Littler, King's Co., who 
had Henry of Moystown, m. Mary, dau. of Christopher Carleton. His 
son Henry, Lieut. -Col. King's Co. Militia, m. Grace, dau. of George 
Burdett, M.P., and had Edmund of Tynte Lodge, who m. Henrietta, 
sister of the 9th Earl of Scarborough. Their son was this Vicar Choral, b. 
Mar. 22, 1838. He m. Frances Mary, dau. of George Savile Foljambe, 
of Osberton, Notts, by Selina, Viscountess Milton. He d. Sep. 16, 1908, 
leaving Edward L'Estrange-Malone, b. June 19, 1878, Captain R.I.F., 
A.D.C. to the Lord Lieutenant ; (2) CecU, Midshipman R.N. ; (3) Dorothy ; 
(4) Selina, m. Major Harold T. Hildyard, R.F.A., son of General Sir Henry 
Hildyard ; (5) Mary, m. Sir Josslyn Gore Booth, Bart. 

1869— Charles William Fleury, son of Rev. C. W. Fleury, Chaplam of the 
Old Molyneux Asylum Church, Dublin ; T.C.D., B.A. and Div. Test. 1860 ; 
M.A. 1871 ; ord. D. 1860 ; P. 1861 ; C. Tuam 1860-1 ; C. St. Nicholas, 
Galway 1865-8 ; Vic. Choral, Armagh, 1869-81 ; C. Seapatrick 1883 ; 
C. Christ Church, Leeson Park 1883-90; Minor Canon St. Patrick's 
Cathedral ; R. Molyneux, Dublin, 1890-08 ; Chaplain to Adelaide Hospital, 

1876— William Moore Morgan, LL.D. Hon. Vic-Choral Lie. Feb. 25, 
See Precentors. 

1882— Charles Faris, Lie. Oct. 17 ; T.C.D., B.A. 1867 ; M.A. 1871 ; ord. D. 
1872 ; P. 1873 ; C. Armagh 1873-6 ; C. KUlylea 1878-82 ; Chaplain Armagh 
Asylum 1884 ; Assistant Astonomer Armagh Observatory Sep., 1868 ; 
Assistant Librarian Armagh Library, 1894. He m. Elizabeth dau. of 
Thomas Prentice and great granddau. of Rev. Archibald Kidd, R. 
Jonesborough, and has issue 

1883— William Frederick Johnson, M.A., Lie. Oct. 17. See Acton. 

1896— Thomas Kidd Murphy, Lie. June 5. Eldest son of Rev. Preb, W. G. 
Murphy, D.D., R. of Grange; born Feb. 11, 1868; T.C.D., B.A. 1890; 
Div. Test. 1891 ; ord. D. 1891 ; P. 1892 ; C. Dromore Cathedral 1891-6 ; 
died unm. at Las Palmas Oct. 12, 1901. 

1900— Thomas Carey, M.A., Lie. May. 21 ; res. for R. Caledon, q.v. 

1906— Richard Smyth Benson, Lie. March 6 ; T.C.D., B.A. and Div. Test. 
1901 ; P. 1902 ; C. Newtownards 1901-2 ; C. Warrenpomt 1902-4 ; C. 
Ballymoney 1904-6; ord. D. 1901 ; P. 1902 ; son of Rev. T. M. Benson, 
R. of Ballymoney ; m. 7 June, 1906, Bertha Helen Godwin, 3rd dau. 
of Rev. R. E. Glenny, D.D., R. of Clonallon ; res. for C. Moville Lower 
1907-8 ; became R. Carrick (Derry) 1908. 

1908— Nathaniel St. George Sides. Lie. Sep. 16 ; T.C.D., B.A. 1907 ; Div. 
Test. (2) 1907 ; ord. D. 1907 ; P. 1908; Asst. V.-Choral 1907-8. Son of 
Rev. J. R. Sides, M.A., E. of Donoughmore. 



Having given above the Succession of the Cathedral 
Clergy which was included in Cotton's Fasti, we now proceed 
to break fresh ground and to publish for the first time, in 
chronological order, under the several parishes of the diocese 
in alphabetical order, such particulars as could be found as to 
the Incumbents, adding notes about the churches, &c. 

ACTON — (Co. Armagh.) 

^txptHcd Ctttatefi. 

1789— John Creery, lAc.—(D.R.). In Deed of Endowment, dat. 1798, 
his name is written "Alexander John Creery"; ord. P. May, 1773; 
was V. Drumlane (Kilmore) 1792-1810, and had a faculty in 1797 to 
hold with it R. Ballybay (Clogher). He d. Aug. 2, 1810. By his P. Will, 
proved 1811, it seems he was seized of lands at Fintona and in the Go's. 
Monaghan and Armagh. He mentions his sons Leslie (see Ballymore 
Curates) and John and his daus. Ann (Chambers) and Elizabeth and 
Isabella, and his sister Margaret. His dau. Elizabeth m. Dr. Thomas 
Ferguson, the father of Dr. John Creery Ferguson. 

1793— Alexander Macaulay, Lie. July 9 {D.R.). T.C.D. B.A. 1790. Prob- 
ably the same who was Preb. KilteskiU (Clonfert) and R. Kilconeckney 
and Treas. Kilmacduagh in 1820. 

1797— Richard T. Dobbs appears {Vestry Booh). 

1799— Henry Ashe, Lie. Dec. 12 (D.R.). T.C.D. B.A. 1783. A letter from 
him to W. Shaw Mason {M88. P.R.O.) says that he " is totally occupied 
in attending a Seminary here." From an advt. in the B.N.L., 18 Aug., 
1789, it appears that he and Rev. Isaac Ashe, both educated under 
Dr. Norris at Drogheda, opened a school at Tanderagee in that year. Hia 
P. Will was proved in 1824. His 4th dau. Ellen Mary m. in 1841 Rev. 
Patrick Moore ; see Portadown. His dau. Jane E. d. 17 Jan., 1891, 
aged 84. He was bur. in Acton, where his tomb bears the inscription : — 

" Sacred | to the memory of | the Rev. Henry Ashe, | who departed 
this life the 14th June, 1824, | aged 65 years. | He discharged faithfully 
the duties of | the parish of Acton for 25 years. Beloved | by his own 
family and esteemed | by all who knew him. | Also | Sophia his | wife, 
who departed this life 27th of Feby., 1872, | aged 52 years. | Here also are 
interred the remains of | their eldest son, Robert Henry Ashe, who | 
died deeply lamented by his affectionate | widow and numerous friends, 
March 25th, 1840, | aged 36 years." 

His youngest dau., Alicia, died unm., aged 90, on July 7, 1909. 

1824— Savage Hall, B.A., Lie. Dec. 13 (D,R.) ; res. in 1833 for R. Derri- 
aghy. See Prebs. Loughgall. 

Parish of Acton, Incumbents. 83 

1833— Jonathan Lovett Darby, Lie. Oct. 22 (D.E.). T.C.D. B.A. 1820; 
M.A. 1832. He was the son of William D., 4th son of Jonathan D., of 
Leap, King's Co., by Susanna Lovett ; was previously C. Collon 1821-31 ; 
C. (ieggan 1831 ; C. Dunleer and C. Moylary. Died on 1st March, 1858, 
aged 58 years ; bur. in Acton, where his tombstone, erected by his widow, 
Anne Catherine, eldest dau. of Alexander Johnson, Carrickfergus, who 
died at Alton, Carrickfergus, 5th June, 1888, aged 67, bears a long in- 
scription. See B.L.G. and Hitchcock's Midland Septs. 

1858— John Henry King, B.A., Lie. AprU 9 (D.R.) ; res. in 1867 for R. Drum- 
glass, q.v. 

1868— John Phillips Bushe, Lie. Jan. 4 {D.R.). T.C.D. B.A. 1849; Div. 
Test. 1850 ; M.A. 1857. He was the son of Thomas B., of Ferny Park, 
Dublin, (Sec. of the L*ish Eccl. Commission) by Miss Phillips and grandson 
of Rev. Thomas B., R. of Gowran, by Katherine, sister of General Sir 
John Doyle; ord. D. 1854; P. 1855; C. Derryloran 1854-9; C. Ballymore 
1859-67 ; res. Acton in 1873 for R. and V. Castlehaven (Ross), which he 
held till 1886. He m. Louisa Cameron. 


1873— Paul Lyster Jameson, M.A., inst. May 7 {D.B.) ; res. in 1885. See 

1885— Charles Frederick Archer, B.A., inst. April 9 {D.E.) ; res. in 1895 
for R. Moy, q.v. 

1895— William Frederick Johnson, mst. Nov. 5 (D.R.). T.C.D., ent. June, 
1872, B.A. 1876 ; M.A. 1880 ; ord. D. 1879 ; P. 1880 ; b. at Cochin in 
Southern India April 20, 1852 ; son of Rev. Edmund J., C.M.S. Missionary 
at Travancore ; ed. at Weymouth Grammar School under Rev. John 
Ellis, and Arlington House School, Portarlington under Rev. John A. 
Wall, and Royal School, Armagh, under Rev. Dr. Moore Morgan ; was 
Assist. Master Royal Sch. Arm. 1879-81 ; Vicar-Choral Armagh 1881-95 ; 
Master of Cathedral School 1882-95 ; m. April 20, 1881, Emma A.S., dau. 
of late William Hardy, Solr., Armagh. Mr. Johnson is a well-known 
entomologist, and has contributed numerous papers to the Entomologisfs 
Monthly Magazine, The Irish Naturalist, etc., and in 1901, in conjunction 
with Mr. J. N. Hulbert of the Dublin Museum, brought out A List of 
the Beetles of Ireland {Proc. R.I. A.). He is a Fellow of the Entomological 
Society of London. 


The Parish of Acton was originally a part (19 townlands) of the Parish 
of Ballymore, and was on June 13, 1789, established as a Perpetual Curacy, 
to which the R. of Ballymore nominated. 

The village was founded by Sir Toby Poyntz— hence Poyntzpass,— who 
for his military services obtained a grant of 500 acres of land, — part of 
forfeited estates of the O'Hanlons, — and erected a bawn 100 feet square, 
a house of brick and lime for his own residence and 24 cottages for so many 
English settlers, and called the place Acton, after his own native village 
in England (L.T.D.) . Sir Toby Poyntz built a church here in 1684, under 
the chancel of which he was interred. The ruins of it in Lewis's time were 
" situated in the midst of a wood and have a very interesting appearance, 
a tablet is still preserved with an inscription to his memory ' ' — ( T.D.). This 
tablet — a block of freestone built into the wall — is no longer in existence, 
but it ifl said by Daniel Quin, of Acton, to have had the following inscription 

84 Parish of Aghalow, Rectors, 141 1-26. 

upon it, viz. : — " This Church was built at the sole expense of Sir Toby 
Poyntz, son of Sir Charles Poyntz, Knight, of Acton, 1684." The Rector 
tells me that the tradition among the parishioners is that in 1798 this church 
was desecrated by the yeomanry stabling their horses in it, and that hence 
it was removed to the present site in the village of Poyntzpass . This, 
however, cannot be correct, for the present church was erected in 1789 — 
nine years before — although it was not consecrated till 26 Oct., 1822 {D.R.) ; 
We find that Alexander Thomas Stewart, of Acton, Esq., by deed dated 
Sep. 17, 1788, assigned 21 acres of glebe for a church to be erected " on 
the old site " in the townland of Brannock and also for a road to it, etc., 
for a churchyard. The Board of First Fruits granted in that year £390 
for building the church, and £150 for a glebe house, which was built in 1799. 
On April 11, 1803, there is an entry in the Vestry Minutes of money to be 
spent " for the purpose of flagging and repairing the entrance into the 
church gate in Poyntzpass." A tower and spire were added between 
1825 and 1829 and a side aisle in 1858 ; the chancel was built in 1890, and 
a stained glass window was placed in it to the memory of Robert Quin 
Alexander, J.P., and another window added in 1907 to the memory of his 
wife. In 1899 a new Vestry was built. 

The Communion Plate (a chalice, paten and flagon) is inscribed : 
" Acton Church, 1792." 

Recoeds Extant : — In P.R.O. 3 vols., viz., Baptisms 1801-76 ; 
Marriages 1812-45 ; Burials 1825-77 ; also 2 Deeds of Endowment 1788. 
Registers since these dates in Incumbent's possession, also Vestry Books 
since 1793 and Preacher's Book from 1874 ; also in ofl&ce of R.C.B. Deeds 
of Endowment, 13 June, 1788, and 1789 ; also Deed conveying church site 
from Alex. Thomas Stewart in 1790 and Certificate of Consecration of 
Church 1822, and Survey of Glebe 1826. 

AGHALOW— rCo. Tyrom). 

1411 — John O'Cor, O'Corre or O'Korre, Prior of the Culdees, was R. and 
deceased this year {D.R.). 

1411— John Hertylpoll {sic) succeeds Mar. 3 (D.B.). Possibly this is the 
same as 

1413 — John O'henraychtaych [O'Hanratty], who binds himself for the 
first fruits of the R., vacant by death of John O'Corre, value 12 silver 
marks, Aug. 26 {Ann. Hih. 1). In Cal. Pap. Lett. VI, 429, he appears aa 
" Oheirauchtauch " and is a scholar of the Diocese of Clogher who has 
studied Canon Law for two years and Civil Law for other two at a place 
not a University, and is to be collated to this R. (wont to be held by 
Canons of Armagh), 9 Kal. Aug. 

1414 — John O'Lucheran held the R. a month. See Donoughmore. 

1418 — Donatus O'Lucran binds himself for the first fruits of the parishes 
of Errigle Keerogue and Aghalow, " male preceptis," Oct. 16 {Ann. 
Hih. 1). Being of illegitimate birth he received a dispensation from 
Rome to receive Holy Orders and was coll. to this R., but gave it up 
to another without authority and was coll. to Erriglekeerogue before 
he had received priest's orders {Ann. Hih., 18). 

1426— Thomas O'Loucheran appears {D.R.). He was deprived in 1438 
{Ann. Hib., 6). 

Parish of Aghalow, Rectors, Vicars and Curates. 85 

1438— Cognosclus O'Heada binds himself for the first fruits of the R. of 
Aghalow, " alias plebis Monterlyrenid " {Ann. Hib., 6). Probably he 
is the same as 

Connor O'Higa or O'Hleg, who appears in the D.B. as R. in 1451 
and again in 1456 and 1484. 

1517— Donatus O'Herd binds himself for the first fruits of the Rectories 
of Tynan and Aghalow May 28 {Ann. Hib. 13). 

1622 — Thomas Crante appears " non-resident, but keepeth a curate, 
Robert Berry, a preacher, and giveth him 20 marks per annum " {R.V.). 
He seems to have been again inst. Feb. 3, 1626, and again Dec. 17, 1629 
(F.F.T., pres. Dec. 11, P.R.). Was also R. aonfeacle. See Chancellors. 
The Rectory was vacant in 1633 {R.V.). 
1635— William Fullerton, inst. Sep. 25 {F.F.T. & R.). See Archdeacons. 
The Rectories of Aghalow and Camteel were united to the Arch- 
deaconry as its corps in 1637. See Archdeacons for the succession. 
Aghalow is now represented by the Parish of Caledon, q.v. 

1451— Nellie OTergially or O'Ferghan is deceased {D.R.). 
1451— Donald O'Murghan, Chaplain, inst. July 14 {D.R.). 
1451— Cornelius McKathmayll appears {D.R.). These 3 cases were an 

instance of disputed election. The last-named seems to have held the V. 

till his death in 1484. 

1484— Francis Proty inst. Sep. 9 {D.R.). 

1540— Patrick O'Had appears {D.R.) ; died in 1544. 

1544— Patrick McMahon, Bishop of Ardagh, coll. May 15 {D.R.). 


1622— Robert Berry appears {R.V. 1622). 

1633— Hugh Peble or Peebles is C. (R.V. 1633). He was "Established 
Minister " at Aghalow under the Commonwealth at £100 {MS. T.C.D., 
1040). 5 Dec, 1657— Hugh Peebles at Aghalow, £100 yearly from 29 
Sep. last, " Consideration being had of the certificate of Mr. John Drisdale 
and Mr. John Hart, Ministers of the Gospel, dated 1st Dec. inst., certi- 
fying that Mr. Hugh Peebles as by certain information from honest men 
is declared unto them, did live in this nation as a Minister of the Gospel 
before the warr. And in corrupt times did carry himself honestly ; 
and since the warr, partly to their own knowledge and partly by infor- 
mation he hath lived honestly, preacliing the Gospel and is of a peaceable 
disposition and good conversation. It is therefore thought fit and is 
hereby ordered that the said Mr. H. P. be and is hereby appointed to 
to preach the Gospel at Achalowe in Co Tyrone and for his pains and 
care. . . " to receive £100 from 29 Sep. last. Order, Council Chamber, 
Dublin, 5 Dec, 1657. [Was he ejected in 1689 ?]. 

1689— Bartholomew Black was in the Siege of Derry in 1689 {Witherow, 

p. 256). 
1720— J. Knowles {V.B.). 
1751 — Edward Shand of Caledon is mentioned in the Orrery Papers, 11 Nov. 

In 1753 he voted at the Armagh election, his freehold being at Marleycoo. 
1765— Hugh Twigg {V.B.) became C. Drumcree, q.v. 
1766— Robert Pringle (Pari. Bet.). 

86 Parish of Aghavilly, Incumbents. 

1823— John Kelly Groves, Lie. Aug. 12 {D.R.) ; b. about 1747, brother of 
Rev. Edward G., both sons of James G., Attorney, of Dublin, and his 
wife Grace Kelly. He ent. T.C.D. and became B.A. in 1794 ; called to 
the Bar 1796; m. 1796 Jane Morton ; ordained soon after; was tutor 
to Knox and Moutray families ; compiled a Greek Lexicon ; left 2 sons, 
John, Army Surgeon in West Indies, and James, Diocesan Schoolmaster 
in Armagh. He died about 1830. 

1837— Michael Kearney, B.A., Lie. Mar. — {D.R.). See Omeath. 

Aghalow=? Lugha's Field. This parish was nearly commensurate 
with the ancient territory of muiticeji bijiti a name still kept up in the 
Presbyterian district of Minterburn. 

In 1609 there were in Aghalow a Parson and Vicar Presentative, 
the former receiving 2/3rds., the latter one-third of the tithes, but there was 
no glebe belonging to either (Ult. Inq.). 

In 1622 " Church is in building, no [glebe] building by reason ye glebe 
is inconvenient" [R.V.). In 1633 the value of the R. was £140 (R.V.). 
In 1628 Rev. Thomas Crante got a grant for a glebe in MuUabane ((P.R.). 
The parish was united to Killeshil and Carnteel by Order in Council, Sep. 
27, 1682. It was disunited from the former about 1732, but continued 
united to the latter till 1870. The Perpetual Curacy of Caledon was estab- 
lished out of the united parishes — corresponding to Aghalow — in 1806. 
In 1766 there were 942 Protestant and 418 R.C. families in the parish 
(Pari. Ret.). The former included Rev. Robert Pringle and Rev. Mr. 
Campbell, and " ye Rev. Corran, Priest of Aghalow resides in ye parish of 
Killeshil." See Caledon. 

Records extant : — The Registers of Caledon "or Aghaloo " are extant 
from 1791 in the Public Record Office, Dublin. The Vestry Minutes in 
the possession of the Incumbent of Caledon go back to about 1699. 

AGHAYILLY— rCo Armagh). 

1840— John Abbott, Lie. July 2 (D.R.) : either J. A., T.C.D., B.A. 1837, 

or J. A. who ent. T.C.D. Sep. 18, 1797, aged 16, son of Christopher A., 

lawyer, of Dublin. 
1845— Joseph Abbott, Lie. Sep. 30 (D.R.) ; T.C.D., B.A. 1836; ord. D. 

1838 ; P. 1839 ; C. Arboe 1842 ; became C. Dowry Chap., Clifton 1854-5 ; 

V. Corsham, WUts 1858-68 ; R. Wrentham (Norwich) 1868. 
[? 1854 — Thomas Blacker Owens, B.A. His P. Will was proved this year. 

See Drogheda.] 
1854— Edwin Thomas, B.A., Lie. Nov. 14 (D.R.) ; res. in 1866. See Carling- 

1866— Henry Crossle Irvine, B.A., Lie. April 19 (D.R.) ; res. in 1871 for 

KUdarton, q.v. 


1871— Lewis George Mills, LL.B., inst. Mar. 23 (D.R.) ; res. in 1873 for 
Creggan, q.v. 

1874— Edmund Maturin, inst. April 2 (D.R.) ; son of Rev. Henry M., F.T.C.D. 
R. of Clondevaddock ; T.C.D. Sch. 1836; B.A. 1838; Heb. Prize 
Sen. 1839; Berkeley Gold Medal and Reg. Prof. Div. Prem. (1st) and 
Div. Test. (1) 1840; M.A. Windsor N.S. 1853; ord. D. 1843; P. 1845; 

Parish of Altadesert, Perpetual Curates. 87 

C. Desertlyn 1843 ; C. Qondehorkey 1845 ; C. Laghey 1846-50 ; C. St. 
Pauls, Halifax, N.S. 1850-8 ; C. Donoughmore 1863-6 ; C. Carlingford 
1866-7 ; C. St. George's, Hurstpierpoint 1870-2 ; R. Mullaghdun 1873-4 ; 
res. Aghavilly for R. Cloncha (Derry) 1874-6 ; R. Dowra 1886 ; R. New- 
bliss 1887. He d. Nov. 21, 1891. His dau. Mary Emily (now of 
Drogheda), m. Rev. Alex. Knox, R. Doneraile. 

1875— Hugh Edgar, inst. Jan. 14 (D.R.). Q.U.I. B.A. 1864 ; T.C.D. B.A. 
1872 ; M.A. 1876 ; ord. D. 1870 ; P. 1871 ; C. Drumbeg 1870-5. A mural 
tablet in the church to his memory reads : — " Sacred to the memory | 
of I Rev. Hugh Edgar, A.M., ( Rector of the Parish of Aghavilly | for 
19 years, who entered into rest | 22nd April, 1894, aged 59 years. | This 
tablet is erected by the parishioners | to record their esteem of his faith- 
ful I labours, and to express their sorrow | at his lamented death." 
He was bur. in Clifton Street Cemetery, Belfast. 

1894— WiUiam Herbert Fitzmaurice, B.A., inst. July 30 {D.R.). See Rich- 

1895— Andrew Dowds, inst. Nov. 18 {D.R.) ; ord. D. 1891 ; P. 1892, 
Wyoming; Minister of St. John's, Green River, Wyoming 1891-2; St. 
Luke's Buffalo, Wyoming 1892-3 ; C. Camteel 1893-5 ; b. in Belfast, 
educated at St. Bees Coll. ; m. in 1896 Margaret, dau. of Robert Dixon, 
Esq., Ballynafeigh, and has issue one son. 


Aghavilly=the field of the old tree — perhaps some tree under which 
chieftains were inaugurated. The Parish was Established as a Perpetual 
Curacy out of Armagh and Derrynoose on April 20, 1841. The Church 
was consecrated on 3 April, 1841 : the site for the church and churchyard 
being conveyed by the Vicars Choral of Armagh. A faculty for alteration 
was granted Dec. 30, 1868. The townland of Maghery-kilcroney in the Derry- 
noose portion of the parish contains an ancient burial ground of i an acre 
now vested in the District Council. The Communion Plate (plated) is 
inscribed " Aghavilly Church, 1841." The plate of Mucklin church, dated 
1859, was lent to this Church. 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention Order 
Baptisms and Burials from 1844 and Marriages also from same date ; also 
in Office of R.C.B., Deed conveying ground for site of church and churchyard 
from the Vicars Choral of Armagh 26 Mar., 1842. 

ALTADESERT— rCo. Tyrone.) 

1840— Thomas Twigg. See Pomeroy. 

1847— John Finlay, B.A., Lie. Sep. 21 (D.R.) ; res. for P.C. Brackaville 
1849. See Ballymoyer. 

1849— Alexander Patrick Hanlon, Lie. May 29 (D.R.). A convert from 
Roman Catholicism ; T.C.D. B.A. 1844 ; LL.B., and LL.D. 1865 ; ord. 
D. 1846 ; P. 1847 ; C. Listowel 1846-8 ; C. Kingscourt 1848-9 ; res. Alta- 
desert for R. Iniscaltra 1851-71 ; C. Tallow 1872-5 ; R. Ballycormack 
1875-8 ; Dep. Sec. Irish Society 1879 ; m. Miss Parker; d. at Ballyhamlet 
House, Tallow, Dec. 10, 1898, aged 84. 

1852— Richard Oulton, M.A., Lie. (D.R.) ; res. in 1860 for R. Keady, q.v. 

88 Parish of Annaghmore, Incumbents, 1855-74. 

I860— Ralph Dawson Welsh, Lie. Aug. 13 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1847 ; Div. 

Test. (2) 1848; ord. D. 1848; P. 1849; C. BaUymascanlan 1854-8; m. (1) 

in 1851 Olivia Mary Welsh, (2) Miss Armstrong, sister of Major John 

Herbert A., Killclue, King's Co. ; died in 1869. 
1869— Wmiam James Asklns, M.A., Lie. Mar. 13 {D.R.) ; res. in 1872 for 

V. Dunany, q.v. 


1872— Samuel Arthur Brenan, inst. Nov. 12 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1861 ; 
Div. Test (2) 1861 ; ord. D. 1861 ; P. 1864 ; successively C. Rathmoylon, 
Drumconrath and FertuUagh (Meath) ; Seagoe and Shankill (Dromore), 
and Ballymoney (Connor) ; R. Cushendun 1867-72 ; res. Altadesert for 
R. Cushendun (again) 1882-1908 ; m. Letitia Augusta, dau. of Rev. T. D. 
Logan, R. of Charlestown ; d. Jan. 10, 1908, at his residence Knocka- 
carry, Co. Antrim. 

1882— Robert Elliott, M.A., M.D., inst. July 18 (D.R.) ; res. in 1886 ; see 

1886— William Glenn, inst. July 6 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. (Resp.) 1878 ; 
Div. Test. 1878 ; ord. D. 1877 : P. 1880 ; C. Clonoe 1877-80 ; C. Derry- 
loran 1880-3 ; C. St. John's, Kilburn 1883-5 ; C. St. Luke's, KUburn, 

1847-9— John Finlay. See Ballymoyer. 
1870-1— Charles F. Wilkinson. See Ballymore. 


Altadesert='from alt a height or glen and disert (Lat. desertum), used 
in ecclesiastical Irish as=hermitage. 

The Parish was a Perpetual Curacy established on 22 Oct., 1840, out 
of the parishes of Pomeroy and Desertcreat to which the Incumbents of 
these parishes nominated. The Church was consecrated on 7th April, 
1841 (D.R.). The Communion chalice and paten are inscribed : " Altedesert 
Church, 1841," and 2 silver alms dishes : " The gift of Anna Lowry, 1871." 

Records extant :— Baptisms from 1844-77, and Burials from 1848-77 
in the P.R.O. Registers since these dates and Marriages from 1845 in 
Incumbent's possession. 

ANNAGHMORE— rCo. Armagh). 

(Jjerjjefuaf Ctxvaie, 

1855— John Blackburne Kane, Lie. Sep. 18 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1853 ; 
M.A. 1877 ; Div. Test. 1853 ; ord. D. 1853 ; P. 1855 ; C. Templemore 
(Cashel) 1853-5 ; res. Annaghmore April 28, 1872 for Dep. Sec. of London 
Soc. in Aid of the Moravians; subsequently V. Bicester 1881 ; m. Fannie, 
youngest dau. of the late Captain Paul K. Carden, R.N. — she d. April 
7, 1888, aged 49 — and had issue, including a dau, who m. Rev. T. J. 
Charlton (see Omeath). He d. in 1894. 


1873— Alexander Irwin, M.A., inst. May 30 by the Primate on lapse (D.R.) ; 

res. in the same year for Richhill. See Prebs. Tynan. 
1874— Samuel Hutchinson, Lie. as Curate-in-eharge Oct. 23, 1873 ; inst. 

as Incumbent by the Primate on lapse May 30, 1874 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 

Parish of Annaghmore, Incumbents, 1876-1910. 89 

1882; M.A. 1885 ; ord. D. 1874 ; P. 1875 ; res. Sep. 5, 1876, for St. Peter's, 
Ipswich, subsequently V. Christ Church, Penge, 1884-9 ; d. in 1889. 

1876 — George Grey Ballard, B.A., Lie. Curate-in-charge Oct. 25 and inst. 
as Inc. by the Primate on lapse Oct. 2, 1877 (D.R.) ; ord. D. 1876; 
P. 1877 ; res. Annaghmore Mar. 22, 1878, and became R. Holy Trinity, 
St. Thomas, Ontario; Asst. Minister St. John's, Buffalo, 1886-09; 
Pv. St. John's, Buffalo, 1890-1906 ; Lecturer in De Lancy Div. Sch. 1900 ; 
Chapl. to Bp. of West New York ; living at Frederonia, New York. 

1878— George Lavllle Sweeny, inst. June l {D.R.) ; ord. D. 1874 ; P. 1875 ; 
C. St. Anne's, Draperstown 1874-7 ; R. St. Anne's, Derry, 1877-8 ; res. 
Annaghmore Julj' 1, 1886, and emigrated to the United States, where 
he died a few years ago. 

1886— Thomas KIngsborough, inst. Sep. 23 {D.R.)\ res. in 1888, See 

1888— William Ford Hutchinson, M.A., inst. Nov. 19 {D.R.) ; res. in 1890 
for Bally moyer, q.v. 

1891— Alfred Wade Johnston, M.A., inst. Feb. 27 {D.R.) ; res. for Creggan 
in 1894. See Richhill. 

1895— Asheleigh Thorp, inst. Feb. 14 {D.R.) ; b. in Dublin, 1856. Son of 
Eustace T., Sec. of the Board of Erasmus Smith's Schools ; educated 
at Rathmines School under Dr. Benson, and at Lichfield Theological 
Coll ; T.C.D. B.A. 1881 ; M.A. 1885 ; was for some years in the Rep. 
Body's Office before ordination ; ord. D. 1883 ; P. 1884 ; C. St. Paul's, 
Walsall 1883-5 ; C. St. George's, Belfast 1885-7 ; C. St. Mark's, aerken- 
well 1887-95 ; m. Charlotte Elizabeth, youngest dau. of Archibald Collum, 
Crown Solicitor, Enniskillen ; died at Interlaken, Switzerland, June 22, 
1906; bur. there. Left issue a son, Eustace, M.D., and a dau., Sidney 
m. Dec. 14, 1907, Dr. J. R. D. Holtby, eldest son of Rev. T. H., of Oxford, 
He was the founder and editor of The Irish Clergy List, and the author 
of a series of Church Papers entitled " Definite Tracts," such as " Why 
am I a Churchman," " The sin of not being in Church," etc. Mr. Thorp 
also contributed several short sketches and drawings (chiefly humorous) 
to various illustrated papers ; and papers, such as " A Bishop's Day Off " 
to the Church of Ireland Gazette. The parishioners erected a stained 
glass window in the church to his memory. It has the inscription : — 
" Ad Majorem Gloriam Dei et in Memoriam Asheleii Thorp, hujus ecclesiae 
pastoris 1895-1906 banc fenestram parochiani et amici posuerunt." 

1906— Percy Marks, inst. Aug. 28 {D.R.); T.C.D. B.A. 1899; Div. Test. 
1900 ; B.D. 1906 ; ord. D. 1900 ; P. 1901 ; C. Carnteel 1900-3 ; C. Ballymore 
1903-6. Second son of Thomas Osborne Marks, Mus. D., Organist of the 
Cathedral, Armagh ; m. Jan. 4, 1910, Dora Georgina, dau. of Ven. T. D. 
Atkinson, LL.B., Archdeacon of Dromore. 


Annaghmore=The great Marsh. The Perpetual Curacy was established 

on 19th Oct., 1854, out of Loughgall, Killyman and Clonfeacle parishes, 
the Rectors of which had the right to nominate in turn, and each to con- 
tribute £25 to the P. Curate's salary. Mrs. Anne Cope conveyed a piece 
of ground for a burial ground on AprU 8, 1858. The Church was conse- 
crated on July 15, 1861, by the Bishop of Kilmore, acting for the Primate. 
The church was much improved during the incumbency of Rev. A. Thorp, 
when, among other things, a new pulpit. Lectern, Reading Desk and Com- 
munion Table and Brass RaUs were erected and new lighting and heating 
apparatus introduced. The east window has been erected by subscribers 

go Parish of Arboe, Rectors, 1434- 1632. 

to the memory of the late Charles Ensor. The glebe hoose is modem. 
The Chalice and Paten are inscribed : " Annaghmore Church 1857 " and 
2 silver offertory plates " Presented to Annaghmore Church by the two 
Churchwardens John Davison and Thos. Hall, 1857." 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention 
order — Baptisms since 1856. Burials since 1867. 

ARBOE. (Co. Tyrone.) 

1434 — Patrick O'Kennallas appears {D.R.). 

1440— Cornelius O'Dallyn appears (D.R.). 

1446— Patrick O'Keminan is deprived {Ann. Hih., 7). 

1446— Roricus Omihian binds himself for the first fruits of the R. ; coll. 

8 Ides April (Ann. Hib., 7). 
1535— Malachy O'Dongaylle [O'Donnelly] is said to have held this R. 

without a Canonical title {Ann. Hih., 24, ex. Reg. Paul III). 

1535 — Arthur O'Hagan or Yhagan, R. of Derryloran, bmds himself for the 
first fruits of the Rectories of Kildress and Arboe, Aug. 10 {Ann. Hib. 14). 

[1581/^ — Stephen de Arbo was imprisoned for 5 years by the Inquisition 
for giving Commimion in one kind and using a heretical service book 
for 30 years {Inquisition Sentences MSS. T.C.D. 1226). Was he R. ?]. 

1603— George Lee, mst. or pres. Nov. 7 {Cal. T.C.D.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1599, 
Fellow 1600 ; was also R. Clonoe, Clonfeacle and Donaghenry from 1603. 
He held the Archdeaconry of Down, in which he was succeeded 14 Jime, 
1606, by John Blackburn, D.D. Became Dean of Cork in 1605 ; res. 
Arboe in 1615; d. in 1628 (see Brady's Records of Cork <fec.). 

Trinity College, Dublin, was granted the Advowson by the Crown 
on 29 Aug, 1610 {P.R.). 

1615— Robert Jackson, pres. May 23 ; " coU." May 27 {R.V. 1622). 

1617— Gilbert Sutton, pres. by T.C.D. Was he inst. ? (Reynell in TJ.J.A., 
2 Series IV, 7, from Reg. T.C.D.). 

1619 — John Bins, F. T.C.D., pres. to Arboe and Clonoe on April 3, but seems 
not to have been inst. ; he res. in June {Cal. T.C.D.). See Ballinderry. 

1619— Robert Maxwell, M.A., pres. by T.C.D. June 19 to Arboe and Clonoe 
{Cal. T.C.D.). He is non-resident in 1622 (R.V.) and was again pres. 
to Arboe and Qonoe by the Crown on 12 Nov. 1623 (P.R.). See Tynan 

1624 — Henry Leslie, D.D., pres. to Arboe and Clonoe, accordhig to Re5mell 
{V.J.A., IV, 1 et seq.) on 18 Feb., 1623, and according to Reeves (MSS. 
at Armagh) on 21st July, 1628. The correct date is most likely 18 Feb., 
1624, as Leslie is succeeded in Kilcluney on Mar. 7, 1624, and is returned 
as R. Arboe and Qonoe in F.F.R. of 1625/6. Reynell in V.J. A. states 
that John Bins was again pres. on June 2, 1625, and was succeeded by 
Abel Walsh in 1632. There is some error in these statements, as Leslie 
seems to have held the Rectories till 1632. See Preb. Mullabrack. 

Parish of Arboe, Rectors, 1632-1768. 91 

1632 — WlUfam Darragh was inducted to Arboe and Clonoe on 18 Feb. 
{R.V. 1633). He also held the R. Derryloran from 14 Feb., 1632 (R.V. 
1633). He was ord. D. and P. on 6 Aug., 1612 (iJ.F.). Mr. Darragh, 
" my Lord Caulfield's chaplain," was murdered in 1641 {Dep. T.C.D.). 

1663 — Tempest Illlngworth, B.D., was R. Clonoe (and probably also of 
Arboe) according to F.F.T. on May 9. He was Preb. Donoughmore 
in St. Patrick's, Dublin, 1662-'3. He became Dean of Emly in 1666 
and held the Deanery till 1669 (C.F.). 

About this time Arboe seems to have been separated from Clonoe. 

1666 — Thomas Wilkinson, inst. R. Arboe, Ardtrea and Bally clog on Nov. 
30 (F.F.T.). Bishops' Returns have Nov. 20. A Thomas Wilkinson, 
perhaps the same, was Preb. Clashmore (Lismore) 1637-9. There is a 
record of his removal as Commonwealth Minister " from [St.] Werburgh's 
to Swords " in June, 1657, his salary being raised from £150 to £160 — 
{Comm. Vol. A/22). He d. in 1682. His son Joseph, b. in Dublin, 
ent. T.C.D. April 16, 1665, aged 14 (Reg. T.C.D.). 

1682— Edward Walkington, inst. R. Arboe and Ardtrea Oct. 21 
(F.F.T.) ; was again inst. to these parishes on 5th April, 1683 
(F.F.T.). T.C.D. Sch. 1670; B.A. 1673; M.A. 1676; Fellow 1673. 
D.D. 1693. He was b. at Loughgar, Co. Cork, the son of William W. 
Ent. T.C.D. June 1, 1669, aged 17 (Reg. T.C.D.). We find him Chaplain 
to the Forces (Lord Mountjoy's Regt.) 1604-6 (Ormondt MSS.). He 
became Archdeacon of Ossory in 1693, and was Chaplain to the Irish 
House of Commons, which recommended him for the See of Down and 
Connor to which he was consecrated Aug. 1, 1695, in Christ Church, 
Dublin. He d. in Jan., 1698/9, and was bur. in Lisburn Cathedral on 
the N. side of the choir (C.F. II, 306 and III, 209). 

1695 — Christophilus Jenney, M.A., inst. R. Arboe and Ardtrea Aug. 7 
(D.R.). See Preb. MuUabrack. In 1702 Bishop (afterwards Abp.) 
King, visiting the Diocese for the Primate, reported that he had gone 
to England and left only a Deacon in charge. He was thereupon sus- 
pended until he returned to reside in the parish. 

The Calendar T.C.D. states that George Berkeley, F.T.C.D., afterwards 
Bishop of Cloyne, was appointed R. Arboe and Clonoe on 4 April, 1724. 
Reynell in his Lists and Twigg in History of Arboe follow this, and Brady 
in his Records of Cork states that he held Arboe and Clonoe with the 
Deanery of Derry from 1724 to 1733. Neither of these writers seem 
to have consulted the Diocesan Register, which states categorically that 

1724 — William White, M.A., was pres. to R. Arboe, vacant through Jenney's 
death, on 3rd April, 1724, and inst. Sep. 1, 1724. He held it until 4 Nov., 
1727, when he was appointed Treasurer of Armagh. See Treasurers. 

1727— Hon. Charles Caulfield, inst. Nov. 7 (D.R.). He was the 3rd son of 
William, 2nd Viscount Charlemont, by Anne, dau. of Primate Margetson, 
and was bap. on 27 Dec, 1686. T.C.D. B.A. 1708 ; M.A. 1710. Was R. 
Tartaraghan 1711-27; R. Ballyclog 1727-42; R. Donaghenry 1742-68; 
Preb. Kilgobinet (Lismore) 1724-68. He was thus a pluralist. In 
1731 he was not resident here, but kept a Curate (Pari. Ret.). He m. 
in 1728 Alice, dau. of John Houston, of Craigs. She d. April, 1760, 
and left issue, including (1) James of Duncairne, (2) Thomas, d. unm., 
(3) Rev. Charles, R. of Killyman (see B.L.O. and Peerages). He died in 
Jan., 1768, and his P. Will was proved in 1768. See also Tartaraghan. 

1768— Thomas Ferguson, pres. May 30, inst. June 9 (D.R.). T.C.D. Sch. 
1743 ; B.A. 1744 ; M.A. 1745 ; D.D. (Hon. Causa) 1769 ; was C. St. Peter's, 
Drogheda, in 1758 (V.B.); V. St. Mary's, Drogheda, 1763-8; held with 

92 Parish of Arboe, Rectors, 1768-1837. 

R. Arboe the R. Clonmore, Co. Louth 1755-73 ; d. suddenly in Drogheda 
2l8t March 1773 ; bur. in St. Peter's, Drogheda. He was probably the 
son of Rev. Wm. F., R. Clonmore 1736-55, whose Will was proved at 
Drogheda. T.F. b. 10 April, 1724, m. 5 Feb., 1749, Margaret Ford, 
b. 1729, d. 1802, by whom he left 13 children. His eldest son William, 
of Dublin, b. 5 Jan., 1752, at Drogheda, d. 23 Nov., 1799, bur. in St. 
Paul's, Dublin, m. 7 Aug., 1775, Anne Garstin, b. 1751, d. 1835. Mr. 
Garstin has at Braganstown a full pedigree of the famUy, and the family 
Bible of the Rev. Thomas Ferguson. Also a copy (made in 1858) of the 
inscription on his tomb near the Vestry door of St. Peter's, Drogheda, 
now almost illegible, as follows : — " Hie jacent reliquiae | Rev^i- Thomae 
Fergufson, D.D. | Qui vita bene acta officiis | Dulci morum comitate 
Fideliter peractis | Repentina abreptus morte ( Diuternum desiderium 
Amicis reliquit. | Obiit 6 kal. April, 1773, | Anno setatis quinquagesima 
Hunc lapidem | In memoriam charissimi Mariti | Uxor mcerens posuit. 
Margaret Fergusson, widow of the above | named Dr. Thomas 
Fergusson, departed this | life on the 23rd November, 1802, in the 
7[9 ?]th year | of her age and is also here interred. Her life | was a con- 
stant exercise of maternal and social | Virtue, and her Death was made 
tranquil by | firm confidence in the mercies of her God." 

1773— John O'Connor, inst. Aug. 14 {D.R.). T.C.D. Sch. 1759; B.A. 
1760; Fellow 1762; B.D. 1776. Became Preb. Castleknock, and res. 
Arboe 19 Feb., 1794. He was one of the founders of the Association for 
Discountenancing Vice, of which his son. Dr. George O'Connor, who 
succeeded him in the Preb. of Castleknock, was for many years Secretary. 
(See Twigg's Arboe, p. 14). 

1794— Richard BlackaU Vincent, inst. Feb. 20 {D.B.). T.C.D. B.A. 1771 ; 
M.A. 1804. He was also Vicar-General of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh 
in 1804. He res. Arboe on 24 Oct., 1803, for Preb. Kilquane (Clonfert) 
and the Archdeaconry of Kilmacduagh. He held the former till his death, 
but res. the Archdeaconry in 1815 for V. Loughcrew, Meath, 1815-34 
(Healy's 3Ieath II, 315). 

1804 — Francis Hall, inst. Jan. 5 {D.R.). He was the son of Rowley Hall, 
of Kilcludagh. T.C.D. B.A. 1768; LL.B. and LL.D. 1790. He m. 
circa 1780 Christian Trail, and left issue 6 sons (including James Trail H., 
Coimty Court Judge, and Henry, Lieut.-Gen., C.B.) and 3 daus. (see 
B.L.G.). He was Preb. Dunsport 1771-82; Preb. Kilquane (Clonfert) 
1782-1803 ; and Prec. Kilmacduagh 1782-97 ; Treas. of Kilmacduagh 
1795-1800; Archdeacon of Kilmacduagh 1797-1803. It will be seen 
that he exchanged for this R. with Mr. Vincent. He d. in 1832, and his 
P. Will was proved in that year. 

1832— John Darley, pros. May 16 ; inst. May 30 ; inducted Jime 7 {D.R.). 
He was (one of a family of 20) the son of Alderman Frederick D., Chief 
Police Magistrate of Dublin and High Sheriff for 1798, by Miss Guinness, 
dau. of Arthur G., founder of Guinness's Brewerv ; b. on 28th Sep., 1799, 
ent. T.C.D. ; Sch. 1818 ; Gold Medal in Qassics 1819 ; B.A. 1821 ; Fellow 
1823 ; M.A. 1827 ; m. m 1832, his cousin Susan, dau. of the 2nd Arthur 
Guinness, and had issue 3 daus. — the eldest m. the late Archdeacon 
Galbraith ; the 2nd, Elizabeth Jane, b. 29 Nov., 1835, m. Richard 
Guinness, of 16 Rutland Street, London, and the youngest, Theodosia 
Susan^ b. 1837, ra. the late Bishop F. R. Wynne, Killaloe, and d. 3 Nov., 
1896. He d. on Dec. 4, 1836, aged 37, and was bur. at Arboe on Dec. 7, 
where a monument in the aisle of the church is inscribed : — "In memory 
of the Rev John Darley, A.M., M.R.I.A., Rector of the Parish of Arboe, 
formerly Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, who entered into rest the 

Parish of Aeboe, Rectors, 1837-1864. 93 

4th day of December, 1836, aged 37 years. In testimony of unwearied 
zeal, unaffected humility, and ministerial faithfulness as a memorial 
to his beloved flock which he fed after the example of the Chief Shepherd, 
with the Bread of Life, the Gospel of the grace of God ; and as a tribute 
of regard for a friend and brother, who, by the unsearchable wisdom 
of God, in the prime of life, from the enjoyment of domestic happiness — 
how transient ! — and from a sphere of great usefulness was summoned 
to a higher plane in that kingdom of peace and felicity into which through 
faith in a Redeemer's blood and righteousness he had already entered — 
the neighbouring clergy have erected this tablet." See Twigg's Arboe, 
pp. 15, 16 for much about him. 

1837— James Thomas O'Brien, pres. April 26; mst. May 19 {D.E.). He 
was the eldest son of the late Michael Bushe O'B., V. of New Ross, and 
was b. in 1793 or 1794. T.C.D. Sch. 1813 ; B.A. and Gold Medallist 
1815 ; Madden Prize 1819 ; M.A. 1825 ; B.D. and D.D. 1831 ; Fellow 
1820 ; Abp. King's Lecturer in Divinity 1833 ; R. Clondahorkey 1836 ; 
Dean of Cork 1841 ; became Bishop of Ossory in 1842, resigning Arboe. 
He m. in 1836, Ellen, dau. of Chief Justice Pennefather, Q.B., and d. 
Dec. 12, 1874, at Thurloe Square, London, and was bur. in St. Canice's 
Cathedral, Kilkenny. He was the author of several pamphlets, Charges 
and Sermons ; but his name is generally connected with his book on 
" The Nature and Effects of Faith," at one time considered a standard 
work on Justification and prescribed for the examination of candidates 
for Holy Orders. See a full Bibliography of his writings, by Rev. 
Beaver H. Blacker, M.A., in the Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette of Sep. 
21, 1875. 

1842— Thomas MacNeece, pres. May 5 ; inst. May 17 (D.R.). Eldest son 
of James M., of Mulnagore Lodge, Dungannon ; b. near Mar ke thill, Co. 
Armagh, 4 Jan., 1807. Ed. at Royal School, Dungannon ; ent. T.C.D. 
1825 as Siz. ; Sch. 1828 ; Gold Medal in Science 1830 ; B.A. 1831 ; Heb. 
Prize 1833 ; Madden Prize 1834 and 1835 ; Fellow 1836 ; M.A. 1838 ; 
B.D. and D.D. 1848 ; Abp. King's Lecturer in Divinity 1842 — previously 
Assist. Lecturer in Divinity. Married (1) Sarah Elizabeth, eldest dau. 
of Rev. James Twigg. No issue. She d. in Dec, 1849, aged 26. He m. (2) 
in 1852 Frances, yoimgest dau. of Rev. Caesar Otway and widow of 
George Digges La Touche, and had issue one dau. Jennie. He d. at 
Boulogne Sep. 26, 1862 ; bur. at Arboe 4 Oct., 1862, where a monument 
in the church was erected — " In memory of the Rev. Thomas MacNeece, 
D.D., Rector of Arboe, and Archbishop King's Lecturer in Divinity 
in Trinity College, Dublin. He died September 26th, 1862, aged 
56 years." 

1863— William Lee, pres. Dec. 27 ; inst. Jan. 16 (D.R.). He was b. Nov. 
3, 1815, at Newport, Co. Tipp. His father. Rev. Wm. L., R. of Mealiffe, 
(Cashel) was the 4th son of George L., of Barna, Co. Tipp., which place 
has been in the possession of the family (who trace their lineage back 
to the time of Edward III.) since 1678. His mother was Jane, dau. of 
Richard White, of Green Hall. When 10 years old he was sent to the 
Endowed School, Clonmel ; he ent. T.C.D. in 1831 ; 1st Classical Sch. 
1834; B.A. (1st Sen. Mod. Math.) 1836; Law Math. Prize 1837; Madden 
Prize 1838 ; Fellow 1839 ; M.A. 1840 ; B.D. and D.D. 1857 ; Prof. Eccl. 
Hist. 1857 ; Abp. Kmg's Lecturer 1862 ; Exam. Chapl. to Abp. Trench 
1863 ; res. Arboe in 1864 for the Archdeaconry of Dublin and R. St. 
Peter's, Dublin ; appointed in 1870 one of the two Irish Church Members 
on the Revision Committee of the Bible. At the Disestablishment he 
objected to the laity having a voice in the matters of doctrine and dis- 
cipline in CJhurch Synods, and thus voluntarily cut himself off from any 

94 Parish of Arboe, Rectors, 1864-igio. 

active participation in the organizing work of the Church. He was a 
prolific writer, his chief works being : — 

On the Inspiration of Holy Scripture: its nature and proof, 1854. 

Three Introductory Lectures on Ecclesiastical History, 1858. 

Essay on Miracles, 1861. 

Commentary on Revelation of St. John in The Speakers Commentary, 

He m. in 1844 Anne, dau. of William English, of Farmley, Castle- 
knock, Co. Dublin, and had issue (surviving him) two sons. Rev. Wm. L. 
and Thomas Richard L., Ban-ister-at-law ; and three daus. He d. at his 
house in Merrion Square, Dublin, on May 11, 1883, after 3 days illness 
of acute pneumonia, and was bur. May 15 at Mount Jerome Cemetery, 
Harold's Cross. There is a tablet to his memory in St. Peter's Church, 
Dublin, with the inscription : — " To the glory of God | and in memory 
of I the Ven. William Lee, D.D. | sometime Fellow of Trinity College | 
and afterwards Archbishop King's | Lecturer in Divinity, | Vicar of St. 
Peter's Parish | and Archdeacon of Dublin. | This tablet is erected | 
in the Church which was | restored and beautified by | his exertions, | 
and the Organ completed | which was improved and j adorned by his 
care. | Rich in Learning | and unwearied in Labour | he strove by his 
Lectures, Sermons | and writings to make others | partakers of his gifts | 
and reflected on his University | and on the Church of Ireland the | lustre 
of his fame. | He fell asleep in Christ on the | 11th day of May, 1883." 
1864— William de Burgh, pres. July 19 ; inst. July 28 (D.R.). T.C.D. B.A. 
1821 ; M.A. 1847 ; B.D. 1851 ; D.D. 1857 ; ord. D. 1824 ; P. 1826 ; C. 
Wicklow 1825; Inc. St. John's, Sandymount, 1850-'64 ; Donnellan 
Lecturer 1862. He was son of Thomas Burgh, of Oldtown, Naas, by 
Florinda Gardiner. The family resumed the name of "de Burgh" in 1848. 
He was b. at Oldtown 8 April, 1801 ; m. (1) Feb., 1827 Anne, dau. of 
Rev. John Copinger, (2) 1851, Janet, dau. of C. Macartney. He left 
issue 18 children, and d. Oct. 15, 1866, and was bur. at Naas (see Memorials 
1897, p. 475, and B.L.G.). He published works on The Psalms, The 
Revelation of St. John and a Hebrew Grammar. 
1867— Thomas Jordan, M.A., B.D., pres. Mar. 30 ; inst. April 4 {D.R.) ; 
res. in 1875. See Magherafelt. 

1875— Charles Leslie Garnett, M.A., inst. June 22 {D.R.) ; res. in 1894 for 
Ardtrea, q.v. 

1894— WilUam Dancy, inst. Mar. 20 {D.R.); T.C.D. B.A. 1889; Div. Test. 
(2) 1890 ; ord. D. 1889 ; P. 1890 ; C. Magherafelt 1889-94. In 1909 the 
parish was declared vacant by the Court of the General Synod in con- 
sequence of the mental infirmity of the Incumbent. 

1909— Hugh Harvey Cuninghame, inst. July 20 {D.R.); T.C.D. B.A. 
1890 ; ord. D. 1891 ; P. 1892; I. Christ Ch., Ivy with Thornton, Ontario 
1891-4; C. Ballywillan 1894-6; C. Magherafelt 1896-06; C. Arboe 


1622 Casey (R.V.). 

1719— James Reynolds, B.A., Lie. 26 Sep. (D.R.) ; ord. D. Sep. 25, 1719. 

1720— John Ireland, Lie. June 9 (D.R.). He was C. on 24 June, 1724, 
when Rev. John Shadwell, R. of Ardtrea, read prayers at Arboe, and 
was probably in charge for a few months. Robert Johnston and Thos. 
Richardson were Churchwardens (Ardtrea Par. Reg.). 

1765-6— James Marshall {Pari. Ret.). 

1766— Christopher McAUster (V.B.). 

Parish of Arboe, Curates, &c. 95 

1789— Frederick Augustus Arbuthnot appears; m. Frances Hamilton 

(M.L. July 23, 1789). 
1813 — Robert Henry. See Jonesborough. 
1828-35— Thomas Jervis White {Par. Beg.). See Middletown. 
1838-41— Henry B. Farmer, M.A. (Par. Reg.); became R. Donaghmore 

1841-2— G. Cuthbert {Par. Reg.). 
1843-5 — James C. Gaussen M.A. {Par. Reg.); became C. Broughshane 

1843— John A. Coghlan {Par. Reg.). 
1844-5— Thomas Landels {Par. Reg.). 
1845-7— Thomas Twigg, M.A. {Par. Reg.). See Drumglass. 
1849— George Samuel Greer {Par. Reg.). 
1849-63— James MacNeece {Par. Reg.). See Clonfeacle. 
1860 — Thomas Josiah Jones. See TuUaniskin. 
1866— Frederick B. White {Par. Reg.). 
1870-3— James Stewart, Lie. 7 Nov., 1870 at £100 {D.R.). 
1906-9 — Hugh Harvey Cuninghame, B.A., Curate-in-Charge. See Rectors. 


Arboe=the height or hill of the cow. Probably so called because it 
was rich pasture land where in olden times the cattle of the neighbourhood 
were often seen congregated. Canon Twigg, Preb. Swords, at one time 
C. of Arboe, in a Lecture on The Parish of Arboe and its Church History 
(pub. in 1872; re-pub. in 1898, Dublin, Gibbs, 2d.) tells of an old tradition 
which accounted for its name. A Monastery was founded here by St. 
Colman, son of Aidhe surnamed Mucaidhe, about the close of the 6th cent., 
where his relics were long preserved and venerated. The ruins of it lie 
on the shore of Lough Neagh, near which an old Celtic Cross stands. 
The tradition was that when the monastery was being built, a miraculous 
cow appeared out of the lake, whose milk was sufficient not only to supply 
the needs of the workmen employed, but to slake the mortar required for 
the building. Some one stole the animal and drove her away by night from 
the Abbey, but wherever she went she left her tracks behind her, " even 
the stones on which she stood retaining her footprints, so the thief was 
detected and the cow recovered. One of these stones was to be seen in the 
neighbourhood of the cross and another at some distance from it. After 
the building of the abbey was completed the cow again disappeared in the 
lake." Arboe was also called anciently Ballileagh:=? the town of the 
stones, probably the stones above referred to. 

The Old Stone Cross was probably erected to the memory of St. Colman. 
It is 18^ feet high, and a curious and interesting specimen of ancient Irish 
art, with pierced ring, and carved aU over with panels showing Scriptural 
scenes, such as Adam and Eve in Paradise, Abraham's Sacrifice, Daniel 
in the lion's den, the three children in the fiery furnace, and Christ coming 
to judge the world. In olden times, as we learn from Rev. John Richard- 
son's " The Great Folly, Superstition and Idolatry of Pilgrimages in Ireland," 
pub. in 1727, the peasantry were wont to pay pilgrimages to this cross, 
and believed " that it was better to pray before it than in any common 
place, and that the water directly opposite the cross had great virtue in 
it for healing man and beast. The pilgrims go there round the cross upon 
their knees, saying their beads and at the west side of the cross they bow 
to it. When they have done, they leave a piece of silver on the pedestal, 
for the use of a family descended (as they suppose) from Colman's clerk, 
pursuant to the Saint's own order and direction in his lifetime." The 
cross fell in the early part of the 19th century, but was again set up. For 
a deacription and illustration of this cross, see O'Neill's Scviptured Croasta 

96 Parish of Arboe, Notes. 

of Ireland ; also Jour. E.S.A.I., XII, 100, and U.J. A., Vol. IV (New Series), 
p. 1. From the Report of the Board of Works for 1909, we learn that the 
Church and Cross have been taken in charge by that body as " National 

We learn little about the monastery from the Annals. In 1103 
" Murchadh O'Flaithegan, herenach [i.e., farmer of the monastery lands, 
but probably a priest] of Ardbo, ' a paragon of wisdom and instruction 
died in his pilgrimage at Ardmach.' " In 1166 the monastery was sacked 
and burned by Rory Makaug Makillmory Omorna ; beside its ruins at the 
lake side are the remains of the old church of which we read in R.V. 1622 
" church is in building." The value of the R. was then £6 IBs. 4d. per ann., 
but in 1633 the value of the combined Rectories of Arboe and Clonoe was 
£57 (-B. V. 1633). 

In 1628 there was granted to " Henry Leslie, R. and V. of Arboe, 
and his successors, in pure alms, the ballybo of Aghacollum in the Barony 
of Dungannon with all gortes and old glebes, assigned for the augmentation 
of their glebe." 

The Present Church was built in the first decade of the 18th century. 
By the Act of 8 Queen Anne, c. 13 (1709), the old church being incon- 
veniently situate and frequently inaccessible, the site was changed, with 
the consent of the Protestant parishioners, to the lands of Aghacollum, 
two miles west of the abbey, belonging to the Rector of the Parish, one acre 
being assigned for the purpose, — to be reputed when built the true 
and only parish church of Arboe. The chirrch was built by Stewart 
Blacker and William Latham at their own cost, using all the available 
materials of the old church, and was consecrated by Bishop Steame of 
Dromore, actmg for the Primate, on Sep. 25, 1713 {D.B.). It is probable 
that the font was brought from the old church and also the stone mulliona 
of the east window (Twigg's Arboe, p. 10). This church was enlarged 
during the Incumbency of Rev. John Darley. 

The Rectors seem to have been non-resident up till about 1770 ; thus 
in Pari. Ret. 1731 we have : " Rector non-resident, but keeps a curate, 
— a large glebe, but no reputed parsonage house." Again, in 1768, Ret. 
to Lords — " rector non-resident, curate resides in the parish, 1 church 
... an indifferent [glebe] house." The glebe house was built about 
1775. In 1767 there were 872 Protestants and 2,000 Roman Catholics, 
" 1 church in good repair, 1 place for Romish worship, but no house there- 
on " in the parish {Pari. Ret.). The value of the R. in 1832 was £783 12s. Id., 
in 1870 £595 138. 8d. 

Trinity College, Dublin, received, at the Disestablishment, the sum of 
£2,807 15s. Id. as compensation for the loss of the advowson. Now, when 
some members of that University are apt to forget what it owes to the Church 
of Ireland, it is well to bear in mind that in 1610 certain advowsons were 
granted to that College by the Crown. Conscientious laymen have always 
regarded advowsons as a trust for the Church ; they were, unfortunately, 
regarded by some persons as a species of property and were bought and 
sold. Trinity College at one time or another and no doubt with a righteous 
intention, and for the good of the Church as well as for the good of the 
College, purchased the advowsons of Clogherny, KUlDeagh (Down) and 
Killeshandra (KUmore Diocese), and for these received, at the Disestablish- 
ment £25,700 19s. 8d. But it also received, as compensation for advowsons 
originally granted by the Crown which were at the Reformation the pro- 
perty of the Church, the following sums — viz., Diocese of Armagh (Parishes 
of Arboe, Ardtrea, Clonfeacle, Clonoe, Desertcreat) £30, 964 6s. 6d. ; Clogher, 
£24,250 7s. 8d. ; Derry, £27,271 18s. 7d. ; Raphoe, £22,613 17s. 4d.— Total, 
£105,100 10s. Id, which would in itself form a handsome endowment for a 
Divinity School. 

Parish of Ardee, Vicars, 1207-1510. 97 

The Old Cross barial ground is vested in the local Burial Board. The 
Commonlon chalice is inscribed " Arboe Church, 1850 ; " the flagon : 
" Arboe Church, 1850, presented by Thomas MacNeece, D.D." — they are 

Rboobds Extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention Order : 
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1773 ; Vestry Minutes also from 1773 ; 
Preacher's Books and Old List of Applotments. 

ARDEE {Co. Louth). 

1207— Gilbert Pypard is " Parson of Atherdee "—(Deed of Roger Peppard 
founding Abbey ; see P.R. Eng., Mar. 28, 1340, and Cliart. St. Mary's 
Abbey I, 64-5). 

1244 — J. de Mallanery is " Decanus de Atrio Dei." — {Chart. St. Mary's 
Abbey, I, 336). 

1299— Walter is Y.— {Justiciary Rolls, May 17). 

1385 — John Sciward or Sty ward. Vicar. Exchanged this year with John 
Strode, Chaplain, " parson of the free church of Rosse in the Diocese 
of Down "(D.R.). He is called " Styward " in a petition to Privy Council, 
16 Richard II, 1392 (Proc. Council, 16 Rich. II, Rolls Series); and "John 
Strode, Chaplain, and John Stuoarde, Chaplain," are mentioned in a 
Chancery Inq. of 15 April, 1591. Perhaps he was the same as "John 
Styward, elk.. Diocese of London, M.A.," who got a benefice in the gift 
of the Bp. of London in 1349 {Cal. Pap. Pet.). 

1385 — John Strode or Scrope who exchanged with his predecessor, pres. 
by the Crown Feb. 15 (P.R.). John Strode, Chaplain, of Ardee, is de- 
ceased 1389 {M.R.). 

1389 — William Smyth succeeds, being confirmed in this V. by the Crown, 
by Pat. Nov. 16, 13 Rich. II {PR.) ; was elected proxy in Parliament ; 
res. in 1430 {D.R.). 

1431 — William Corre. He was inst. on the pres. of the King by reason of 
the minority of Thomas de la Faunte, Lord of Atherdee, as found in an 
Inq. at St. Peter's, Drogheda, Sep. 24, 1431, by Archdeacon Prene, upon 
the objection of Henry Cusack, Prior of the Convent of St. John the 
Baptist, Ardee, to the pres. of Corre, asserting that the pres. belonged 
to the said Convent by divers writings, charters, instruments and muni- 
ments which he then and there produced. Upon consideration thereof 
the jurors found the V. to be pensionary, of the yearly value of £10, 
to be void by William Smyth's free resignation for a year past, that ye 
King by reason of the said minority pres. last, that the said La Faunte 
was the true Patron, and that William Corre was fully sufficient to execute 
the said V. and to obtain a better church {D.R.). In 1455 Corre was 
elected, created and constituted by the Primate a Canon of the Church 
of Armagh, in anticipation of the next Prebend {D.R.). He is deceased 
in 1478. 

By a deed, dated 33 Hen. VI. (1454-5), the trustees to Katherine 
Nugent, widow of Thomas le Faunt, receive the manor and advowson 
of Ardee for her life, with remainders to Elinor and Rosey his daus. {M.R.). 

1486— John Wallace appears {D.R.). 

1510— James White, Vicar of Ardee was also Preb. Maynooth. (See C.F., 
V, 126 and Graves and Prim's 8U Canice's, p. 205). 

gS Parish of Ardee, Vicars, 1520-1607. 

1520 — Thomas Darcy appears, being allowed to unite this V. with the R. 
Manfieldstown which he also held 1520-8. He seems to have res. Ardee 
in 1524. A Thomas Darcy was Preb. Howth 1522-8 and also Master 
of the Rolls, and became Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, in 1528, and d, 
Feb. 8, 1529/30. 

1524 — William Mann. On Darcy's res. an Inq. was held June 11, 1524, 
before Archdeacon White in Ardee Church, which found that Robert 
Barnewall, of Drimnagh, appeared and pres. William Mann, 
alleging that he was the true Patron and proving that he had presented the 
last Vicar. Friar George Dowdall, Prior of St. John Baptist in Ardee 
alleged that he was the Patron by Roger Pipard's Deed of Gift. The 
jury foimd the said R. Barnewall to be hoc vice the true Patron, because 
he last pres. and was possessed of the right of presenting, but left the 
propriety of the right undetermined (D.R.). Mann succeeded Darcy 
also in the R. Manfieldstown in 1528, and held both parishes till 1546, 
when he is deceased. He was R. Heynestown 1519-28 and R. Darver 
ki 1527. He is probably the William Mann who became an M.A. of 
Oxford in 1513-4 and B.D. July, 1523. 

1546— Patrick Contan or Conlan, pres. July 16, by Peter White, of 
Myleston, gent., Richard Clinton, Chaplain, and Patrick Wales, clerk, 
to whom the pres. belonged pleno jure by the gift and grant of Thomas 
Nugent of Bracklin the true Patron, which pres. being exhibited to Primate 
Dowdall on 20 July he ordered an Inqusition into the rights of the matter 
and cited him to appear before him on Aug. 12 {D.R.). 

1547-8— Ferris Kerringe inst. (Hanaper Rolls). 

1558 — John Marmian or Mariman, pres. to the "Rectory or Preb." of 
St. Mary's, Ardee {P.R. 5 & 6 Phil, and Mary). He was pres. to R. 
Clonfeacle Sep. 21, 1551 (P.R. Ed. VI) and to the V. Athboy, Co. Meath 
in 1559 (P.R. 1 Eliz.). 

1570 — Roland McGillamurra or Moran, called also Roger McG., was V. 
before this year as appears from Ussher's Armagh Antiphonary, quoted 
by Reeves in U.J. A., IV, 215 — Ancient Churches of Armagh, viz. : — 
"Roland McGiUamurra, a most venerable man, prudent, bountiful, humble, 
affable, loving and beloved by all, formerly Rector of Clonmore and 
Vicar of Ardee, Bachelor in Sacred Theology and Lecturer in the same, 
and Collideus in the Metropolitical Church of Armagh, died June 9, 1570." 
He was R. of Clonmore in 1559, when he acted on 3 July as officiant 
at the Service in connection with Daniel's Synod in St. Peter's, 
Drogheda (D.R.). He was Preb. Dunbin 1551/2, 

1607— Lewis Jones appears {Cal. S.P.I. 1607, p. 78). It is probable that 
he was V. before this year, as we find a Lewis Jones, of Atherdee, obtaining 
a Chancery Decree in 1602 against M. Barnewall, granting him a lease 
for 31 years of 2 parts of the manor of Atherdee. He was a native of 
Dollymoch in Wales ; was Dean of Emly 1608-38, being in 1615 threatened 
\vith deprivation of that dignity for non-residence ; he promised to reside. 
He also held the Preb. Kilbragh (Cashel) 1608-24, the R. Peppardstown 
and Crompstown 1608-34, the R. Templemore 1608, R. Cooleagh 1609-34, 
Preb. Killenelick (Emly) 1629-38. (See Seymour's Cashd <fc EnUy). 
He was also appointed Dean of Ardagh in 1607 ; was R. Beaulieu 1606-18 ; 
R. Dunbin 1602-22. He became Bishop of Killaloe in 1622, being known 
as the " Vivacious Bishop." He m. when about 70 years old, Mabel, 
sister of Primate James Ussher, and had several children. (See Ball- 
Wright's Vssher Memoirs). He died in Dublin on 2nd Nov., 1646, in 
the 104th year of his age, and his P. Will was proved in 1646. The 
esact date of his resignation of V. Ardee is not known. 

Parish of Ardee, Vicars, 1622- 1742. 99 

1622— Robert Goodlad, M.A., appears (R.V. 1622). He had a stipend of 
" £7 10s. Od. a year ; no corn [tithes], but offerings and personal duties " 
(R.V-)- He was also C. Stackallen ; C. Tallanstown ; R. Kildemock ; 
C. Shanlis, Smarmore, Charlestown, Ballymascanlan. and Haggardstown 
in 1622. 

1628— Roger Briscoe, coU. Mar. 2 (F.F.T.); inducted AprU 24, 1629 ; is 
V. in 1633 ; ord. D. and P. by Robert, Bishop of Down and Connor, 28 
March, 1623 ; was also in 1633 C. Stackallen, Tallanstown, Shanlis, Charles- 
town, Mapastown, Ballymascanlan, Richardstown, and Hagherd[stown] 
{R.V. 1633). 

1656 — Edward Parkinson is " Established Minister " under the Common- 
wealth at Ardee in this year at a salary of £120 [with Joseph Bury at £100 ; 
see Clonkeen] — (Commonwealth Papers P.R.O.). Rev. Edward Parkin- 
son received a grant of land here in 1641, and was probably Vicar from 
about that time (see Visitation of 1692 in Notes). After the Restoration 
he was inst. V. on 30 April, 1662 {F.F.T.). He was attainted in 1689 
(Abp. King's Lists). He seems to have res. the V. in 1700 and was again 
pres. on Nov. 23 in that year, and he held the parish till his death in 1721. 
He was R. Gernonstown (Meath) in 1676 and R. Stackallen (Meath) 
from 1688 to 1721. From him the Ruxton family descend (see B.L.G.). 
His P. will was proved in 1721. By it he willed that his body was " to 
be buried in ye parish of Athirdee." He left to his wife Elizabeth "£60 
jointure for life and any room in my house she thinks proper to live in," 
to his son Robert his lands, etc. (subject to legacies) and his interest 
in Athboy parish, which he had through his brother Robert deceased 
[who was V. Athboy 1674-1713] and also his share of the tithes of Kil- 
dalkey and his house and furniture and £7 10s. arrears of the V. of Ardee 
due him ; otherwise to his sons William, Charles, Philip and his dau. 
Lucy Moore and her 2nd son if he will take the name of Parkinson, etc. 
Legacies to his nephew Rev. Arthur Forbes [V. Rathkenny] with his 
son Timothy Forbes ; his nephew William Chapman, and his son Benjamin 
C. ; his grandchildren Edward and Daniel Lee and John McNeal ; and 
to his (testator's) dau. Anne Spence. To the poor of Atherdee £5, to 
the poor of Stackallen £2. 

The R. and V. Kildemock was united to the V. of Ardee on Sep. 27, 
1682 (D.R.) and has continued so united until the present day. 

1721— Thomas Tisdall, coll. Sep. 14 to V. Ardee and R. Kildemock and Lie. 
to C. Stackallen and Shanlis {D.R.). Ent. T.C.D. Dec. 8, 1699, as a Pen- 
sioner, aged 15; b. in Dublin, the son of William T."Causidicus"( —Lawyer) 
brother of Richard Tisdall (see Hist, of Kilsaran, p. 224) ; educated 
by Mr. Walls ; became Sch. 1702 ; B.A. 1704 ; M.A. 1707. He m. Lettice 
dau. of Chichester Fortescue (M.L. 29 Nov., 1712), who d. in 1726. A 
Thomas T. was V. Coolock from 27 May, 1707, and R. and V. Dromin 
and Athlava (Limerick) 23 May, 1709 (F.F.T.), probably the same. 
He d. in 1729 ; his P. Will, made 10 July, 1729, was proved in 1730. 
Leaves £10 to poor of Ardee (see Hist, of Kilsaran, p. 337, for summary 
of Will). He was of the family of Charlesfort, Co. Meath. See B.L.G. 
Two of his family were M.P. for Ardee. They were constantly in 
litigation with the Ruxton Family. 

1729— John Leavens, coll. Sep. 20 {D.R.). He was the son of John L.) 
b. in Dublin, ent. T.C.D. aged 15 on April 25, 1685 ; became B.A. 1691 ; 
M.A. 1693 (Reg. T.C.D.) ; was C. Armagh 1695 ; R. Clonmore 1700-29 and 
R. Dunbm, June to Nov. 1700. He d. in May, 1742, "a gentleman 
of universal good character whose death is much lamented." — (Faulkner's 
Dtiblin Jourtial, May 11, 1742). 

100 Parish of Ardee, Vicars, 1742-1826. 

1742— William Folds, coll. May 13 to V. Ardee and Lie. on 30 Mar., 1743, 
to C. Stackallen, Shanlis, and Smarmore (D.R.). He was Master of the 
Free School of Carrickmacross 1713-45 and came of a Lancashire family. 
His P. Will, made 29 June, 1759, was proved 21 June, 1763. He desired 
his body to be decently " and in a Christian manner interred in the 
church of Carrickmacross or Ardee," and bequeathed to this wife Jane 
[whose P. Will was proved in 1767] profits from a farm in Co. Louth 
held from " the College," for her life, with plate, cattle, etc. ; his son 
Richard [see Curates] to get his books, and other younger children men- 
tioned. His wife to give 40/- among the poor Communicants of Athirdee. 
She and her brother Richard Bonner, exors. " Obadiah Folds, who did 
or does live near Burnley in Lancashire " mentioned. His son Rev. 
John succeeded him as Master of Carrickmacross School 1745-80, and 
was B.A. T.C.D. 1743 ; LL.D. 1756. 

1763— WiUiam Lill, coU. July 12 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. Sch. 1736 ; B.A. 1738 ; 
LL.D. He was pres. by the Primate on 17 Feb., 1755, to the V. Derriaghy 
(Connor) ; inst. Aug. 15, 1757 to R. Ballinderry and Tamlaght (Armagh), 
which he held till 1771, when he was appointed V. Clonkeen. He held 
both Clonkeen and Ardee till his death in 1775 in Drogheda. He was 
bur. in St. Peter's, Drogheda. His P. Will, made 29 July, 1775, proved 
13 Oct. following, leaves to his eldest son Francis Wills L. an estate in 
Romney Marsh in Kent, and an annuity of £20 for the life of Rev. Mr. 
Beckett, together with his books, etc. Leaves the use of his plate to his 
wife if she remains unm. ; residue to go to the 3 younger children. 
Appoints his brothers Rev. Edward L. [see Clonoe] and Hon. Mr. Justice 
L. as exors., together with Hon. Richd. Ponsonby and Rev. Richard 

1776— Brabazon Disney, D.D., coll. Feb. 24 {D.R.) ; res. in 1782 for R. 
Kilmore and Chancellorship of Armagh. See Chancellors. 

1782— Charles Woodward, coll. Jan. 23 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1762 ; M.A 
1766; B.D. and D.D. 1779; C. Kilskyre 1768; R. Almoritia 1770-2; 
R. Moynalty 1772-92 ; R. Derryloran 1774-6 ; Preb. Loughgall 1776-82 
m. in i780 Elizabeth Minchin (M.L. June 9). His P. Will was proved in 
1793. His son Charles ent. T.C.D. in 1797. 

1793— Travers Hume, coll. Jan. 23 {D.R.) ; b. in 1757, the son of GustavuB 
Hume, Surgeon, of Dublin ; T.C.D. B.A. 1779 ; LL.B. 1789 ; LL.D. 1795 ; 
m. Oct. 1787 (M.L. Oct. 18) Elizabeth, dau. of Major John Balaquierre, 
of Merrion Street (Walker's Hib. Mag.) and niece and heiress of George, 
Earl Macartney. He d. from self-inflicted injuries in July 1805, and was 
bur. at Loughguile, Co. Antrim. He left several children, including 
a son Rev. Robert Hume (see Curates). His youngest dau. Anna m. 
1 June, 1830, Francis Longworth-Dames, D.L., of Greenhill (B.L.O.). 

1806— George Lambert, coll. Jan. 8 {D.R.). Ent. T.C.D. as a Fellow-Com- 
moner Dec. 6, 1771 ; educated under Dr. Norris ; B.A. 1775. Was V. 
St. Peter's, Drogheda, 1782-1804, and V. Termonfeckin 1801-5, and is 
probably the same as G.L., who was V Rathconnell (Meath) 1779-97 
and R. Killary 1797-1819. He held also the V. Charlestown from 1804-19 ; 
d. in 1819. 

1820— Ellas Thackeray, M.A., coll. Oct. 12 {D.R.) ; res. in 1823 for V. 
Dundalk, q.v. 

1823— James Edward Jackson, M.A., coll. June 4 {D.R.) ; res. in 1826 for 
Preb. Tynan. See Deans. 

Parish of Ardee, Vicars, 1826-1910. loi 

1826— Arthur Ellis, coll. June 16 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1793 ; M.A. 1832. 
He was the son of Hercules E., of Cloonhill, Co. Donegal, by Frances, 
sister of Henry Coddington, of Oldbridge. His mother d. 12 Sep., 1810, 
and was bur. in the Tenison vault in Dunleer churchyard. He was C. 
Termonfeckin 1804-8 and P.C. Ballymakenny 1809-26. He m. Jane, 
dau. of Philip Brabazon, J.P., of Cartown. She died Aug. 22, 1864, 
aged 86. He had several children — Jane Letitia, b. 15 Oct., 1803 ; 
Hercules Arthur, b. 7 Feb. 1805; Philip Brabazon, b. 8 May, 1806; 
Catherine Maria, b. 23 July, 1807 ; Margaret Susanna, b. 19 July, 1808 ; 
Mary, b. 1809, d. at Kingstown Jan. 17, 1899 ; Rebecca, b. 28 Aug., 
1810, d. Mar. 24, 1901, at Dublin ; Marianne, b. 22 Mar., 1812 ; Anna, 
b. 23 July, 1813 ; Arthur, Solicitor, Dublin, b. 1 Aug., 1815 ; James 
Jacques, b. 9 Sep., 1818 ; Sophia Antoinnette, b. 23 Sep., 1819 ; Alex- 
ander, " 15th child," d. at Ballymakenny 16 Nov., 1821, aged 12 months. 
He d. on 26 Jan., 1861, aged 90. A brass in the chancel of Ardee Church 
erected by his son Arthur Ellis, J. P., commemorates him. 

1861— George Studdert, coU. Mar. 23 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1840; M.A. 
1845 ; ord. D. 1842 ; P. 1843 ; C. Dundalk 1842-54 ; C. Drumbanagher 
1854-6 ; V. Drumcar 1856-61. Was the son of George S. [son of Thomas 
S., of Bunratty Castle, Co. Clare] by Letitia, dau. of Very Rev. Stewart 
Blacker, of Carrickblacker, Dean of Leighlin. He m. 8 Oct., 1861, 
Caroline Amelia, dau. of Major Edward Jonathan Priestley, K.H. 25th 
Regt. (by Anne, dau. of John Kenworthey, who was m. to Anne, eldest 
dau. of Major-General Sir Eccles Nixon, H.E.I.C.S.). He had one child 
Mary Anne, b. Jan. 29, 1863, d. Feb. 6, 1864. His wife d. 9 Mar., 1898 
[Tombstone at Ardee has 1894 in error]. He res. Ardee in 1893, and d. 
on April 14, 1898, aged 80, and was bur. at Ardee. 

1893 — Abraham Lockett Ford, inst. Aug. 14 to the Union of Ardee. Eldest 
son of late Rev. A. L. Ford, Vicar of Christ Ch., Weston Point, Cheshire ; 
b. at Newry 3 AprU, 1853 ; T.C.D. B.A. 1877 ; M.A. 1888; ord. D. 1876 ; 
P. 1877; Assist. Master Spondon School, Derbyshire; Assist. Master 
Royal Inst. Liverpool 1874-6 ; C. Dundalk 1876-8 ; R. Camlough 1878- 
93 ; Rural Dean of Athirdee 1895 ; Representative Canon for Armagh 
Diocese in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, and Preb. Yagoe 1901 ; Hon. 
Sec. Armagh Board of Religious Education 1901-7 ; Member of Diocesan 
Council and General Synod. In 1908 was the recipient of an address 
and presentation from the Diocese. Married (1) Aiine, eldest dau. of 
Robert Richardson, of Ballamoor, I.O.M. and Greenbank, Liverpool, 
by whom he had (a) Hugh Richardson, late Lieut. Irish Horse, served as 
1st Lieut, in 74th (Dublin) Co. Imperial Yeomanry during the Boer War, 
and was severely wounded at Noorkop ; and m. July, 1909, Gladys Mary, 
2nd dau. of Edward Molyneux ffrench and granddau. of Rev. R. ffrench. 
The Temple, Brighton, (b) Harriman St. John, (c) Samuel Newport, L.Th., 
Durham, and (d) Daisy Mainwaring. Mrs. Annie Lockett Ford died on 
Dec. 7, 1905, and a memorial wiadow in the nave of Ardee Church com- 
memorates her. He m. (2) Emma Hildergardis, dau. of Very Rev. Horace 
Townsend Fleming, D.D., Dean of Cloyne, and great grand-niece of 
Mr. William Ruxton of Ardee. 


[1207— Thomas, Chaplain ) 

Nicholas, Chaplain [{Chart. St. Mary's Abbey, p. 277-9). 

Waiter, Clericus ) 
1478— Waiter de Verdon, Chaplain ; appears also in 1483 (Christ Ch. Dad* 

Kept. Dep. Keeper P.R.O.). 
1689— Charles Ruxton, " elk., Athirdee, " is attainted (Abp. King's lAst*)] 

102 Parish of Ardee, Curates. 

1724— William Todd, Lie. Feb. 19 {D.R.). See Ballymascanlan. 
1754— Richard Folds, Lie. April 22, 1754, son of Rev. Wm. Folds, V.; 
T.C.D. Seh. 1745 ; B.A. 1747 ; LL.B. He is Curate to 1765 {V.B.) and 

perhaps longer. 

1771— John Hudson (V.B.). 

The foUo%ving three clergymen are named in the Vestry Minutes as dis- 
tributing the poor money between 1770 and 1790 and were probably 
Curates, viz. : — 

177 — Kent, perhaps Rev. Charles Kent (M.L. with Eliz. Loyde April 
25, 1778) who was Preb. Errew (Killala) 1785-1801 ob. ; or Rev. Edward 
Kent, R. Anahilt to 1847 and afterwards Treas. Dromore. 

177 — Howkey or Hawkey. Perhaps Rev. John Pullein Hawkey, of Kings- 
court, Co. Cavan, whose P. Will was proved in 1794 (see also DundaJk 
Curates) or his brother. Rev. Wm. Hawkey [whose M.L. dates 1790] 
of MuUingar. 

177 — Blackwell. See Clonkeen Curates. 

1780— J. Simpson {Par. Reg.). 

1790— W. Shields (Par. Reg.). 

1794— Latham Coddington {Par. Reg.), h. 2 Feb., 1771, 4th son of Henry C, 
of Oldbridge, by Elizabeth, dau. of Latham Blacker, of Rathesker ; 
ed. at Drogheda Grammar School ; T.C.D., ent. 1788 ; B.A., M.A. 1810 ; 
ord. for C. Ardee ; Dean of Kilfenora 1796-1802; R. Raheny 1802-9; 
V. Timolin 1809-1860 ; Preb. Timothan and R. St. Nicholas' Without 
1809-1860 ; m. 22 May, 1797, Anne Florentia dau. of Col. John Belling- 
ham, of Ardagh, Co. Louth, and had issue 5 sons (including Rev. Henry, 
Oldbridge) and six daus. He d. 14 Jan., 1860. See Descent & AUiancea 
of the Family of Croslegh, pp. 290, et seq. 

1797— Joseph Wright {Par. Reg.). Lie. Oct., 1801 {DR.). See Heynestown. 

1816— William Lee {Vestry Book). See Clonkeen. 

1816— Philip Doyne. Lie. at £75, Oct., 1816 {D.R.). Son of Rev. Charles 
W. Doyne, R. Fethard. 

1816— John Doyne {Par. Reg.); is Cur. in 1819 {V.B.). He was b. 3 April, 
1791, the son of Philip D. and grandson of Rev. Charles Do5me, Dean of 
Leighlin. He m. 29 Oct., 1819, Ellen, dau. of Thomas Armstrong, of 
Farney Castle, Co. Tipp. (See B.L.G. for issue). 

1820— WUliam Handcock {V.B.). He was the son of Rev. Robert H., 
D.D., of Dublin; T.C.D. B.A. 1817; R. Randalstown (Meath) 1841; 
R. KUgarriffe (Ross); was Preb. BaUisodare 1821-9; succeeded to his 
father's estates. He m. in 1821 at Dunleer, Sarah, 2nd dau. of Rev. 
William Coddington. then C. Dunleer (see Clonoe). See B.L.G. and 
Peerage " Castlemaine." 

1821 — Robert Hume ( V.B.). He was the son of Rev. Travers Hume. Vicar. 
He became R. Birr. 

1823— Cosby Stopford Mangan, B.A., Lie. May 2 (D.R.). See Derrynoose. 

1825— Samuel Twigg, B.A., Lie. Jan. 3 {D.R.). See Tamlaght. 

1827 — Thomas Dawson Logan, B.A. {Par. Reg.). See Charlestown. 

1858-67 — Henry Wray Young {Par. Reg.). See Donaghenry. 

1870— Hans Stevenson HiU, T.C.D. B.A. (Sen. Mod. Eth. & Logics) 1869 ; 
Div. Test. 1870 ; ord. D. 1870 ; P. 1871 ; b. 19 May, 1846, 4th son of 
John Hill, M.D., T.C.D., Poor Law Medical Inspector ; died April 2nd, 
1910 ; bur. at Ardee April 5, 1910. 


Ardee, a shortened form of Athirdee, is popularly supposed to have 
been named because of its proximity to the river Dee ; this is a mistake, 
which even Lewis {T. D.) makes when he says " it derives its name from 
its situation on the river Dee." Probably because of the sound of the name 

Parish of Ardee, Notes. 103 

it was very early corrupted into " De Atrio Dei." But the name is really 
the Irish Ath Fhirdia=the ford of Fhirdia, or Ferdia, who met his death 
at the hands of the celebrated Cuchullin in the ford of the Nith or Dee. 
(See Joyce Irish Names, p. 127). 

985 of the age of Christ. " The seventh year of Maelseachlainn. 
The abduction ol the Shrine of Patrfck by Maelseachlainn from Ath 
Fhirdiadh to Ath-Sighe (now Assay on R. Boyne, near Tara) in consequence 
of the rebellion of the son of Cairelan. They afterwards made peace and 
Maelseachlainn submitted to the award of [the successor of] Patrick — i.e., 
the visitation of Meath, both Church and State, and a banquet for every 
fort from Maelseachlainn himself — besides seven cumhals (i.e., 21 cows 
or an equivalent in money or other property) and every other demand in 
full." — (F.M.). There was, therefore, an ancient Celtic foundation at 

In 1207 Roger Peppard, Lord of Athirdee, son of William P., founded 
here the Monastery ot St. John the Baptist for the Order of Crossbearers 
or Crouched Friars under the Rule of St. Augustine, and granted to it certain 
lands and privileges. This he did " for the health of his soul, the soul 
of his wife Alicia, of his father William, his mother Joan, and his brethren 
Gilbert and Peter." He also endowed it with the churches [i.e., tithes 
and rectorial rights] of Stickillen and Donaghmoine (P.R.) Eugene, Abp. 
of Armagh, in confirming the charter granted it special privileges, one of 
which was to celebrate Mass during the continuance of a public interdict 
with the condition that it should be said " in a low voice and with closed 
doors." He granted it also the privilege of electing its own Prior. See 
Archdall Mon. Hib. ; Chart. St. Mary's Abbey, 64-5 ; P.R. Eng., 1340. 

This community soon obtained considerable influence and property. 
At the time of the dissolution of the monasteries it seems to have possessed 
the tithes and advowsons, not only of St. Mary's, Ardee, and St. John's, 
Ardee, but St. Mary Magdalene's of Mapastown, St. Magheda's of Mosstown, 
besides Charlestown, Stackallen, KUdemock, Tallanstown and the " White 
Church " (?) together with lands and houses in and near Ardee. 

Archdall, Lewis, and other writers believed that the Priory of St. John 
is represented by the Parish Church of St. Mary's and the ruins which lie 
beside it, and it is probable that they are right. In identifying it we must 
remember that between the years 1272 and 1307 Ralph Peppard founded 
here also a Carmelite Monastery dedicated to the B.V.M. This Monastery 
however, was never very important. We only know two Priors of St. 
Mary's — viz., Henry Fortescu in 1366 and Patrick who was Prior at the 
surrender in 1540, when the value of its possessions was but 27s. 2d. All 
traces of the site of the monastery seem to have been lost, if it is not re- 
presented by the present St. Mary's. Perhaps the following incident, 
related in the Annals will account for it — viz., " 1318, The Church of St. 
Mary, Athirdee, filled with men, women and children burned by Edward 
Bruce and the Scots and Irish." Some writers think the present R.C. 
Church is built on its site. 

We find in the D. R. a record of an ordination held on Feb 19, 1406, 
in St. John's, Ardee. 

Circa 1220-4 Hugh seems to have been Prior of St. John's (Reg. St. 
Thomas's Abbey, pp. 268, 277-9). In 1299 Richard is Prior (Jitst. Rolls, 
p. 281). In 1335 Walter (King's Miscel. 3ISS.). In 1406 William Say 
a Crouched Friar of the house of St. John the Baptist of Athirdee is dispensed 
on account of illegitimacy " as the son of a priest and unmarried woman 
to hold dignities of his order " — i.e., probably the priory (Cal. Pap. Lett. 
VI, 75). In 1425 John Hyde was prior (D.R.). In 1431 Henry Cusak 
(D.R.). 1454 Alan Ashe (D.R.). In 1524 George Dowdall, who after- 
wards became Archbishop of Armagh, was Prior, and until the dissolution 

104 Parish op Ardbe, Notes. 

when he surrendered the monastery and its possessions to the Crown on 
Dec. 6, 1539, and received a pension of £20 per annum {P.R.). In 1551 
Dowdall, in consideration of the loss of his goods and estate and the spoil 
of his Archbishopric during his absence received a grant from Queen Mary, 
of, inter alia, the monastery of Athirdee, the rectories and chapels of Athirdee, 
and Artherston, Mapastown, Moreston, Knocke, Richardstown, Stackyllen, 
Shenleys, Marghyrcklone, Maghyrroske and Donaghmaine for life {P.B.). 

In 1539 " Navan and Ath Firdiadh were completely piQaged by 
Conn O'Neill and Magnus O'Donnell, both of treasures, apparel and all 
other goods besides." — {AuTials of Loch Ci). 

In 1612 the Crown granted at a small annual rent the tithes, advowson 
and property that belonged to this priory to Sir Garrett Moore, ancestor 
of the Earls of Drogheda; so that the rectory of Ardee became impropriate 
and there was only a salary of £7 lOs. given to the Vicar. 

The custody of the house of Friars Minor or Carmelites seems to have 
been given to Walter Babe in 1549-50 (M.R.) ; but in 1568-70 we find an 
information lodged against Thomas Babe for carrying away the stones 
of the house of St. John of Athirdee (M.R.). 

Primate Octavian held several Synods in Ardee Church. At a Synod 
held here on 6 July, 1489, the following Bishops were present : — John Payne, 
Bishop of Meath, Edward Courcey, Bishop of Clogher, William Ferrall, 
Bp. of Ardagh, George, Bp. of Dromore, Donald Fallin, Bp. of Derry, 
Menelaus MacCarmacan, Bp. of Raphoe, and Walter Blake, Bp. of Clon- 
macnois. Synods were also held here in 1492 when certain statutes made 
in a Synod of the English and Irish clergy of the Diocese, held at St. 
Nicholas', Dundalk, on 29 Oct., 1479, were confirmed ; also in 1496 and 
1497. A Synod, held at Drogheda 8th July, 1504, was adjourned to Ardee 
on 8 Aug. in consequence of the plague then raging in Drogheda, but it had 
to be dissolved suddenly at Ardee, where the plague had followed {D.R.). 

In 1372 John Styward, Vicar of Ardee, got a Royal licence, on pay- 
ment of 20/- for the alienation of a mortmain by John Clynton of Drum- 
cashel of a messuage, croft and 11^ acres of land, etc., in Ardee, granted 
to the Vicars of Athirde for celebrating Divine Service for the soul of the 
king's progenitors, and of Simon Gemon, and John Qynton after their 
death {P.R. Eng., 1391). In 1406 the Primate commands William Smyth, 
Perpetual Vicar of St. Mary's de Athirde, and John Dermot, Rector of 
St. Mary de Dunbyng to receive and shelter all clerics demanding protection 
from the civil power (D.R.). In 1534 Royal Licence was granted (dated 
Castleknock, 15 Mar., 25 Hen. VIII) to John Earl of Shrewsbury, John 
Talbot his son, John St. Leger, Thomas Sueterby, Patrick Lovell, William 
Verdon, Stephen Nicholl, Peter Maneive, Nicholas Wolfe, William Wolfe 
and Nicholas Maigallyn to foimd the Guild of the Holy Cross, St. George 
the Martyr and St. Katherine the Virgin in the parish of Athirdee 
and to establish a Chantry with one or more Chaplains to celebrate 
Divine Service in the church of Athirdee, praying for the Kkig, the 
Lieutenant, the founders and the brothers and sisters of the guild, bene- 
factors and the souls of the faithful departed (Morrin's P.R. II, 123, dated 
1587). Very little further is known concerning the churches of Ardee 
before the Reformation. We read indeed (see P.R. Eng., May 10, 1400) 
of the " Restitution of the Black priorie of St. Andrew in Ardee to the 
Primate," but no other record of such a priory has been foimd ; possibly 
it is a misreading for St. Andrew of Ardes, Co. Down. In a field near 
the church is a ruin called " the College," which was probably the hospital 
or the refectory of the ancient priory. 

In 1622 church and Chancel and Vicarage house were ruinous (R.V.), 
but a vicarage house seems to have been built by the Vicar (T.C.D. copy 
of the R.V.). In 1635/6 "Chantry lands in Athirdee or Atrium Dei, 

Parish of Ardee, Notes. 105 

formerly bestowed upon the maintenance of Popish Priests now sur- 
rendered and settled part upon the Minister £50 and the rest upon the 
ffabrick of the church, being about £20." — (Wentworth Lambeth MS8., 
Vol. 943, p. 529). 

It is said that two Carmelite friars returned to Ardee in 1638 and re- 
built by their own hands the Carmelite priory (see Rushe's Garmd in Ireland, 
also L.A.J. , 1907, p. 97). It is rather curious therefore to find that the 
very site of it is now forgotten. 

The troubles of 1641 seem to have affected Ardee, as we find a Robert 
Rayner, late of Ardee, forced to fly to Dublin with his wife and family, 
having lost through the rebellion £2,402 (Z)ep. T.C.D.). Sir Phelim O'Neill 
made the town his headquarters during the rebellion ; but was dispossessed 
by Sir Henry Tichborne. 

In 1630 the value of the V. was £10 lOs. Od. {S.P.I., 1630, p. 570) ; 
but its value is given as £7 lOs. Od. in R. V. 1633. 

In 1689 James II camped for some time in Ardee and its neighbourhood. 

In 1690 the following appears in the V.B. with respect to Ardee Parish 
Church : — " Chancel and body of church out of repair, chancel will cost 
£90 to repair, body £200 ; Randal Moore, Impropriator. There is a visible 
distinction between the chancel and body of church ; no bells, the people 
are called by the sexton with the handbell of the town. 2 C. -Prayer 
Books, 1 Bible, an old pulpit ; no font, a Communion Table not placed right 
but ordered to be placed right immediately ; no [Communion] cloth, — stolen ; 
no plate ; no registry book. £200 to be assessed ; [Edward] Parkinson, 
Incumbent ; Jeremy Wood, Schoolmaster, a Latin School ; and Robert 
Horner, English Schoolmaster, ordered to take out a licence ; and Thomas 
Callan, a Popish Schoolmaster, ordered to be dismist or forthwith be pro- 

In 1692 the V.B. report is : — " Walls, etc., in good repair and both the 
aisles, but windows not in repair, the whole chancel ruined, and the walls 
of chancel down, main body of church out of repair, promised to be put in 
repair with all expedition. Chancel has been so time out of mind. Mr. B. 
Moore, Impr., has promised to build same before the winter. North aisle 
out of repair ever since '41. Reason why it was not buUt is the poverty 
of the parishioners and the church being so large . . . Chancel and body 
distinguished by an arched wall. Churchyard enclosed by a ditch, but 
not fenced ; the parts aforesaid of the church roofed and covered with 
slates ; no bells nor convenience for any — the steeple being down. . . . 
Church books lost in the late warrs ; the minister officiates in his proper 
ornaments ; ordered that parishioners repair body and south aisle and 
Mr. B. Moore to build up chancel on or before 1st Aug., 1693, to the doing 
of which he has obliged himself to Your Grace in a bond of £100, which bond 
is now in the hands of Dr. Pullein (see St. Peter's, Drogheda). There is 
constant preaching in the morning [of Sunday] ; no catechising, but reads 
prayers every Sunday afternoon, and twice every week-day. Incumbent 
resident ; lost the books of Canons in the late warrs. Peter Dowdall, Popish 
Priest, here these 10 years. No Nonconformist Meeting-house, no Mass- 
house, no public school, but Joseph Bradshaw teaches — not licensed. Stack- 
alien, Kildemock and Shanlis joined to Ardee are ruined. Mr. Parkinson, 

In a Return to the Lords Justices about 1768 we are told : " This Rectory 
of St. Mary of Athirdee belonged to the priory of St. John the Baptist 
of Athirdee, which priory and its possessions thereof, the tythes and alter- 
ages of the church of Ardee and of the 8 chapels appropriated to the said 
priory (the tythes and alter ages due to the Vicars and Curates of the said 
R. and chapels excepted) were granted in fee to Charles, Lord Viscount Moore 
20 Sep., 1639, from whom the said priory descended to Brabazon Moore, 

io6 Parish of Abdee, Notes. 

of Athirdee, Esq., who built the church by order of the Court, 1693." The 
priory and its possessions passed from the Moore family to the Ruxtons, 
Parkinsons and other owners. 

In 1730 a Primatial Commission was issued to Rev. John Singleton, 
Rev. Peter Jackson, Rev. Edward Percival, and Richard Hansard, Esq., 
to view the Chancel of the Parish Church of Athirdee, as it was represented 
to be too large as it lately stood, and of greater extent than was convenient 
for the celebration of Divine Service, and consent for rebuilding same of 
less degree was desired Oct. 17 (D.R.). It is probable that this consent 
was given, as the present chancel takes in only about half of the old one. 

In 1731 Vicar was " resident, hath a good glebe and several Houses, 
but not any reputed parsonage house." In 1734 £4 was assessed for 
' purchasing or paying for the Episcopal Union of Stickilling and Shanlish " 
with Ardee. These Vicarages were for ever united to Ardee and Kildemock 
on 8 Feb., 1861 (D.R.). 

Isaac Butier in his Journal, 1745, says, " the church has been large 
and very considerable, had 3 aisles supported by 2 ranges of pillars; at 
present some of it is taken in for service." A woodcut, showing the church 
at the end of the 18th century, appears in Grose's Antiquities ; portion of 
the north aisle is shown as battlemented. The Church was restored in 
1899, and among other things brought to light was a piscina in the pillar 
at the junction of the chancel and south aisle. This discharged into the 
ground, for traces of discolouration, resulting from constant use, were 
found two feet below the virgin soil. 

Canon Lockett Ford writes : — " When putting in the furnace for the 
heating, in course of excavation I came across what seemed to be the burying 
place of an early community. The bodies were laid one on top of another ; 
no trace of wood or iron was found, and I conclude that they were buried 
in their habits. They ranged from 6 inches to 4 feet 6 inches below the 
surface. At this latter depth I found a carefully prepared bed of mortar, 
surrounded by rough stones forming a sort of couch and on this the body 
of a man measuring some seven or more feet in length. The most remark- 
able feature perhaps was that the skull measured across from ear to ear 
at the forehead no less than 14 inches in a straight line, and the foundations 
of the church — dating from 1207 — were so arranged as to leave an opening 
for the head." 

At this time the chancel ceiling was removed and the roof timbered, 
an altar piece with surround of black marble was set and tiled, and the 
sanctuary was also tiled — at the expense of Mrs. Studdert in memory 
of her uncle, the late Vicar. 

The east window was erected to the memory of Chichester Fortescue, 
Lord Carlingford, by his niece Mrs. Martha Stewart. The stone muUions 
designed by the Rector being given by the parish to commemorate his 
generous gifts to the parish. 

During some alterations in 1907-8 an ancient Norman doorway was 
discovered leading from the foot of the pillar where the piscina is, by a 
circular stone staircase to what was evidently the rood-loft. The stone 
on which the rood-screen rested was found at the rectangular doorway 
opening from this stairway into the chancel. See also Memorials, 1909. 

The chalice and chalice cover date from 1689 and bear the inscription : 
" The gift of Anne Smethwicke, 1694." The church owes its present 
Beli to the same munificent members of the Hatch family, who gave the 
silver flagon (which has the inscription : " Presented by William Hatch, 
Esq., Ardee Castle, for the Church of Ardee. Anno Domini 1868 ") and 
two silver alms dishes presented in 1869, and to whose memory the stained 
glass window was erected in the south aisle in 1861. An old pewter flagon 
is used as a font ewer. The fine two manual organ of 20 stops, by Walker 

Parish of Ardtrea, Rectors, 1406-1443. 107 

of London, was erected by subscription during the present Rector's tenure 
of office. The font now in use was the font that belonged to the Church 
of Manfieldstown. It is very ancient and curiously carved ; for a description 
and illustration of it see Leslie's Kilsaran, pp. 153, 161. There is also the 
head of an ancient Celtic Cross near the doorway, and a stone with curious 

In 1764 the H.M. Returns show 292 Protestants, 1560 Roman 
Catholics, 1 Church, 1 R.C. Chapel in the parish. 

In 1766 there were 91 Protestant families in Ardee 1 (John Greene, 
in Stickillen, 2 (Nath. Mannon and Richard Bale) in Kildemock, 1 {Henry 
Mannon) in Smarmore, 3 (Nath. Milling, James Tone, Henry Tone) in 
Shanlis; of R.C. families there were in Ardee 395; Stickillen, 31; Kilde- 
mock, 88 ; Smarmore, 33 ; Shanlis, 28 ; and Philip Levins, R.C. Priest, 
and John Clinton, frier {Pari. Ret.). 

The value of the Union in 1870 was £790 93. lOd., including £7 10s. 
from Viscount Ferrard who possessed the tithes, value for over £570 '. 

The Town of Ardee was at one time a Borough, returning 2 Members 
to Parliament until the Union, and it had an ancient Corporation possessing 
Charters from Edward III (1376), Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry 
VI, Charles II, James II, Anne (the " Governing Charter," 1713), and 
George III. Much information will be found about this Corporation in 
the Report of the Commissioners of Municipal Corporations of Ireland, 1833-4. 
The minutes of the Corporation from 1661 to 1769, which would not be 
produced to these Commissioners by the town authorities, are now in 
the possession of Mr. J. T. Dolan, M.A., Ardee, together with 2 pewter 
maces, said to have been presented by William III. The legal title of 
the Corporation was " the Portreeve, Burgesses and Commons of the 
Corporation of Atherdee." The Portreeve had formerly £40 a year to 
give two dinners (Rev. Joseph Wright was Portreeve in 1808), but since 
1812 this was applied towards a school and dispensary. There was a 
Recorder who never sat for 50 years. The tolls were let by bidding 
at a public auction for a dozen of wine, a barrel of oats and the bid. The 
commarket was erected in 1710, the meat market in 1796. Mr. Garstia 
has, at Braganstown, a MS. copy of the list of Porteeves, Freemen, &c. 

The Castle is said to have been built by Roger Peppard. There are 
also two other ancient castles in the town, one called St. Leger's Castle, 
now the Courthouse, and another now used as the private residence of Mi's. 
Hatch. Near the town is the mound of Castleguard (see Wright's Louthiana 
and L.A.J.). 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention 
Order — Baptisms since 1735, Marriages since 1744, Burials since 1732 ; 
also Vestry Minutes from 1700, Preacher's Books from 1845. 

ARDTREA— (^Co. Armagh). 

1406— John O'Neyll appears {DR.). 

1406— Eugenius O'NeyU, elk., coll. 10 Dec. {R.V. 1622). 

1434— Donald O'Kynnay, elk. {D.R.). 

1440— John O'Kellaghan appears {D.R.). Can this be an error for 1446 T 
which see below. 

1443— William Mackamaeil. See next entry. 

1443 — Simon O'Cina, Rector of Arderea in the Diocese of Armagh receives 
collation and provision of said church, vacant by the death there of 
William Mackamaeil 16 Kal. Sep. {Cat. Pap. Lett. VIII, 471). 


io8 Parish of Ardtrea, Rectors, 1446-1641. 

1446 — John O'CeUachan [O'Kellaghan] binds himself for the firetfruits 
of the " R. of SS. Brigid and Tree de Ardtrea " to which he was coll. 
8 Sep. (Ann. Hib. 8). See 1440 above. 

1455— John O'Conollan appears (D.R.). 

1491 — Cormac O'Molcachyl. He was confirmed by the Primate in the 
R. on the 4 May, 1491. This was necessary, because he had previously 
been cited to show his title, and not appearing in answer, was 
deprived for contumacy ; but afterwards on showing a lawful impediment 
for not appearing, and exhibiting his title from the Pope, he was 
restored {D.R.). 

1534 — Seneskyn McDowyn appears {D.R.). A. ?'vAv-JfcA»y\^'Tt«-v -Sl^r*-v**) 

1534 — Bernard O'Luchron binds himself for the firstfruits May 6 (Ann. 
Hib. 13). 

1535 — Thadeos O'ConnoIlan is " perp. Vicar " (Ann. Hib. 24). 

1537— Toroletus Idongayle binds himself for the firstfruits Feb. 7 (Ann. 
Hib. 15). 

About 1610 the advowson of the R. was granted by the Crown to T.C.D. 

1617— Anthony Wainwright, M.A., F.T.C.D. 1615 ; was pres. to Ardtrea 
by T.C.D. on Sep. 16, but res. on Oct. 23. It does not appear whether 
he was inst. (Col. T.C.D.). 

1617— Robert Usher, T.C.D. B.A. 1612; M.A. 1614; Fellow 1611, son of 
Abp. Henry Usher, was then pres. on Oct. 23, but also res. Col. T.C.D. 
1858 was probably in error in stating he was R. in 1616 ? He was Preb. 
St. Audoen's 1617-35 ; Preb. Dromara Mayl8, 1624 ; R. Shankill, Lurgan, 
1629 ; Archdeacon of Meath 1634 ; Provost T.C.D. 1629-34 ; Bishop of 
Kildare 1635-44 (consecrated 25 Feb., 1635). He died in England, 
and was bur. in Dodleston Church, Cheshire, 7 Sep., 1642 (Ware, and 
Ball Wright's Ussher Memoirs). 

1617 — John Richardson, pres. by T.C.D. in succession to Usher ; T.C.D. 
M.A. and Fellow 1600 ; D.D. 1614. He was V. of Granard from 1610 ; 
Preb. of St. Audoen's, Dublin. 1615 ; Rector of Ardstraw (Derry) 1617 ; 
Archdeacon of Derry 1622. He was consecrated Bishop of Ardagh in 
1633 at Armagh Cathedral, " where no such act had been before per- 
formed within the memory of any man living " (Ussher's Works XV, 
572). He was allowed to hold the Archdeaconry of Derry in commendam 
with his bishopric, but exchanged it in 1639 for the Archdeaconry of 
Down. He fled to England in 1641, and died in London Aug. 11, 1654, 
aged 74. He was a native of Cheshire. Cotton (Fasti III, 184 ; see also 
V. 231) says " he was a man of great charity and profound learning, 
well versed in Scripture and in Sacred Chronology and also learned in 
the laws of his coimtry," and quotes a quaint description of him from 
Uoyd'a Memoirs of Persons who Suffered for the Protestant Religion, 1668, 
He was a friend of Bishop Bedell's. There is a portrait of him, engraved 
by Thomas Cross, dated 1654. 

1627 — Thomas Bradley, pres. Dec. 4, 1626, by the Crown pro hoc vice 
(R.V. 1633); inst. 20 Jan, 1627 (F.F.T, but R.V. 1633, has 28 Jan.); 
was also R. Ballyclog ; ord. P. 1619 (R.V. 1633) resident in 1622 and 
1633 (R.V.). He got a grant for a new glebe in Mullapowderlagh in 
1628 (P.R.). He was stiU R. in 1641. 

Parish of Ardtrea, Rectors, 1659- 1806. 109 

[1659 — William Moorcroft is Commonwealth Minister at Ardtrea this 
year and receives a gratuity of £20 for a preaching tour in Connaught 
(Sep. 30, Comm. Vol. A./25, p. 164). He was Minister of Newtownstewart, 
settled on the tythes and also received the tithes of Badoney in 1660 
(Idem, p. 259). 

In 1660 T.C.D. granted the advowson to Dr. John Steame, F.T.C.D., 
for the use of William Vincent, Fellow {Cal. T.C.D.). 

1660— William Vincent July 7 [pres. or Inst. ?] {Cal. T.C.D. ). F.T.C.D. 

1666— Thomas Wllliinson, inst. Nov. 30 {F.F.T.). See Arboe. 

1682— Edward Walliington, D.D., admitted [? pres.] Oct. 21 (F.F.T.), 
inst. April 5, 1683. See Arboe. 

1695— Cliristophilus Jenney, inst. Aug. 7. See Arboe. 

[Calendar T.C.D., says that 
1697— Richard Reader, F.T.C.D., retired on Ardtrea, 

and also that 
1724— George Berlieley, was R. in 1724. 

But these statements are erroneous, for] 

1724 — John Shadwell succeeded " per mortem Jenney" (D.R.), on April .30 ; 
T.C.D. Sch. 1702 ; B.A. 1704 ; M.A. 1707 ; R. Vastina (Meath) 1712-24 ; 
V. Knockmark 1721-4; R. Newtown FertuUagh 1724. 

1732/3 — Robert Berlieley, inst. " per mortem Shadwell " on Feb. 22 {D.R.). 
He was John Robert Berkeley, a younger brother of Bishop Berkeley. 
He was Sch. T.C.D. 1719 ; B.A. 1721 ; M.A. and Fellow 1724. He res. 
Ardtrea for Precentor of Killala 1741-84. He was also Treas. Cloyne 
from 1741 till his death in 1787. He m. Anne Dawson, of St. Anne's 
Parish, Dublin (M.L. dated 13 July, 1734). His P. Will was proved in 

1742— Jonathan Rogers, D.D., pres. Feb. 3 ; inst. Feb. 9 (D.B.). Held 
this parish with Preb. Loughgall, q.v. 

1760— Gabriel Stokes, pres. and inst. on July 15 {D.R.). Cal. T.C.D. says, 
in error, July 18. He was the son of Gabriel Stokes, Mathematical 
Instrument Maker, of Dublin ; T.C.D. Sch. 1751 ; B.A. 1753 ; M.A. 1756 ; 
Fellow 1756 ; LL.D. 1761 ; B.D. and D.D. 1770 ; res. Ardtrea on July 
15, 1802 ; was Preb. Kilcoghlin (Elphin) 1785-1806 ; Chancellor of Water- 
ford 1793-1806; Preb. of Disert and Kilmoleran (Lismore) 1786-93; 
m. Elizabeth Haughton 1798. Died at Waterford April 13, 1806 (see 
Cotton Fasti, V, 29, etc.), aged 72. His P. Will was proved in 1806. 
His son Whitley m. Sarah Boxwell, and had (1) Whitley, M.D. ; (2) 
William, M.D. ; (3) Gabriel and 2 daus. (see Ball's History of Taney, p. 181). 
He was the granduncle of Archdeacon John Whitley Stokes. Reynell 
confuses him with Gabriel Stokes, who was R. Desertmartin from 1806 
(Succession of Derry, U.J. A.). See Baronetages. 

1802— Robert McGhee, M.A. [? T.C.D.] ; pres. Aug. 26 ; inst. Sep. 18 (D.R.). 
Was Preb. Aghadowey 1795-6. [A Robert McGhee received Deacons 
orders 9 Oct., 1748 (Kilmore)]. He died in Aug., 1806, and Rev. John 

Buck, D.D., R. Desertcreat and Rev. Buchanan, Curate of Ardtrea, 

were appointed sequestrators (D.R.). 

1806— Thomas Eirington, pres. Nov. 29; inst. Dec. 19 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. 
Sch. 1778 ; B.A. 1780 ; FeUow 1781 ; M.A. 1785 ; B.D. 1790 ; D.D. 1795 ; 
Donnellan Lect. 1794; Prof. Nat. Philos. 1799; Provost 1811; resigning 

no Parish of Ardtrea, Rectors, 1806-1819. 

Ardtrea on Dec. 2, 181 1. He was the only child of Richard and Catherine 
E., and was b. near Dublin 18 Dec, 1760. He was ord. P. 1789 for C. 
Kilbeggan (Meath). Became Bishop of Limerick in 1820, and waa 
translated to the Bishopric of Leighlin and Ferns in 1822 ; m. Charlotte, 
dau. of Rev. Plunket Preston, and had issue 2 sons (including Chas. R. 
Rector of Armagh) and a dau. 

He published several works, including " Euclid's Elements," Sermons, 
Charges, Letters, etc. (see D.N.B.). He d. at Liverpool on July 12, 
1835. He was bur. in the vaults of Trinity College Chapel. The 
Elrington Theological Prize was founded in T.C.D. by his friends as a 
memorial to him. His son Charles erected a monument to his memory 
in T.C.D. Chapel. There is also a monument to him in Ferns Cathedral. 
The inscriptions on these monuments are given in Cotton's Fasti II, 345. 
(See also Memorials, 1908, p. 332, and D.N.B). A silver paten has the 
inscription : " The gift of IVIrs. Cath. Elrington to the church of Ardtrea, 
1809 " ; and an old-fashioned copper alms-dish has inscribed on it 
" Ardtrea Church, 1807. The gift of Mrs. Elrington." It is of the old 
" warming-pan " type and is still in use. 

1812— Thomas Meredith, pres. April 18 ; inet. April 21 (D.R.). He ent. 
T.C.D. as a Pensioner 2 May, 1791, aged 16, being the son of Ralph M,, 
Lawyer, b. in Dublin, ed. by Mr. Crump ; T.C.D. Sch. 1793 ; B.A. 1795 ; 
Fellow 1805 ; M.A. 1805 ; B.D. 1811 ; D.D. 1812. He died on April 27, 
1819. There is a curious story told about his shooting at a ghost with 
a silver bullet in Memorials, 1903, p. 462. A monument erected to him 
has the following inscription : — " Sacred to the memory | of Thomas 
Meredith, D.D., | formerly Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin | and six 
years Rector of this Parish. | A man who gave to learning | a beauty 
not its own | and threw over Science and Literature | the lustre of the 
Gospel I and the sweet influence of Christianity. | The talents which he 
clothed in humility ( and hia silent and unobtrusive benevolence | were 
unable to escape | the respect and admiration of Society, | but those 
who witnessed him | in the bosom of his family | and shared the treasures 
of his conversation | seldom failed | to find the ways of wisdom more 
pleasant than before | and to discover fresh loveliness | in that Gospel | 
upon which his hopes and ministry were founded. | He was summoned 
from a family | of which he was the support and delight | and from the 
flock I to which he was eminently endeared | on May 2nd, 1819, | in 
the 42nd year of his age, | by a sudden and awful visitation ; | but he 
knew I that his Redeemer liveth. | Erected by his sons." 

Regarding this inscription, it is not unlikely that the writer was the 
Rev. Charles Wolfe, Curate of Donoughmore, Diocese of Armagh, author 
of the famous poem " The Burial of Sir John Moore." He was much 
attached to Dr. Meredith, as a transcript from a letter, dated Castle- 

caulfield. May 4, 1819, will testify : — " My dear , I am just come 

from the house of mourning. Last night I helped to lay poor M 

in his coffin, and followed him this morning to his grave. The visitation 
was truly awfal. Last Tuesday (this day week) he was struck to the 
ground by a fit of apoplexy, and from that moment until the hour of his 
death on Sunday evening he never articulated. I did not hear of his 
danger until Sunday evening, and yesterday morning I ran ten miles, 
like a madman, and was only in time to see his dead body." And further 
on he goes on to say — " A visit to Ardtrea was often in prospect to sustain 
mein many of my cheerless labours . . . Dr. Meredith was a man of a truly 
Christian temper of mind. You know that he was pos^ essed of the first 
and most distinguishing characteristic of a Christian disposition — humi- 
lity," etc., etc. 

Parish of Ardtrea, Rectors, 1819-1910. in 

1819— Edward Hincks, D.D., pres. Sep. 18 ; inst. Sep. 23 (D.R.). He was 
born in Cork in 1792, the son of Rev. T. Dix Hincks, a Presbyterian 
Minister and distinguished Orientalist. He became Sch. T.C.D. 1810 ; 
B.A. (gold medal) 1812 ; Bp. Law's Math. Prize 1812 ; Fellow 1813 
(having as opponent Rev. T. Romney Robinson) ; M.A. 1817 ; B.D. 
1823; D.D. 1829. He resigned Ardtrea for Killyleagh (Down) in 
1826. He became a distinguished philologist, and was one of the first 
to suggest the method of deciphering cuneiform writing. He also 
advocated reforms in the Church, and in the system of education. He 
died 3 Dec, 1866, aged 74. He m. Jane Boyd ; a dau. Elizabeth was 
bap. May 2, 1824. (See Webb's Compendium of Irish Biography and 
I.e. Quarterly, Vol. I, No. 1) 

1826— William Phelan, T.C.D. Sch. and gold medal 1810 ; Bp. Law's Math. 
Prize 1810; B.A. 1814 ; Fellowship Prize 1811 ; Madden Prize 1813-4; 
F.T.C.D. 1817 ; B.D. 1821 ; pres. Oct. 29, 1825 ; inst. Jan. 24, 1826 {D.E.). 
Born at Clonmel 29 April, 1789. Originally a Roman Catholic, he was 
shocked on one occasion by a co-religionist plainly stating that only those 
in their Church could be saved and was led thereby to join the Church 
of Ireland. Entered T.C.D. June, 1806. In 1814 became second master 
in the Endowed School, Derry. Became in 1818 Donnellan Lecturer ; 
1823 Curate of Keady (resigning Fellowship) ; 1824 R. of Killyman, 
which he held with Ardtrea till his death on June 13, 1830, aged 41. 
Bishop John Jebb published his Remains (see also Webb's Compendium), 

1830 — James Kennedy, D.D., afterwards known as James Kennedy BaUlie. 
Pres. Oct. 23 ; inst. Nov. 17 {D.R.). He was the son of Nicholas Ward 
Kennedy, and ent. T.C.D. July 6, 1807, aged 14 ; Sch. 1810 ; B.A. 1812 ; 
M.A. 1819 ; Fellow 1817 ; B.D. 1823 ; D.D. 1828 ; ord. D. 1817. Died 
Jan. 18, 1864, aged 79 ; buried at Ardtrea. 

1864— William Edward Meade, pres. May 10 ; inst. June 2 {D.R.). He held 
the Archdeaconry of Armagh from 1885-93. See Archdeacons. Con- 
secrated Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross 1894. 

1894— Charles Leslie Garnett, inst. Mar. 3 (D.R.) ; born April 20, 1841, 
at Williamstown, Kells, Co. Meath, son of George Garnett by C. A. 
Stawell, dau. of Jonas Stawell, of Old Court, DoneraUe. Educated at 
Rugby School and T.C.D. ; B.A. and Div. Test. 1866 ; M.A. 1872 ; ord. D. 
1866; P. 1867; C. Carnteel 1866-8; C. Tynan 1868-74; R. Ballyclog 
1874-5; R. Arboe 1875-94; m. (l)Mar. 2, 1875, Lady Ella Sophia Stuart, 
dau. of 4th Earl of Castlestuart, (2) 1901, Anne Elizabeth, dau. of Robert 
Alexander of Garristown, Co. Meath and Acton, Co. Armagh. Has 
issue. His dau. Winifred m. Nov. 7, 1907, Richard Flood, M.D. 


1633 Nuive (or New), said to have been murdered in 1641 (Dep. 

1700 Circa— John Ireland (Parish Records). 
1724— Thomas Sandys {Par. Rec). 
1726— James Bm'net (Par. Rec). 
1728— James Gordon (Par. Rec). 
1742— Arch. Woods (Par. Rec). 
1744— Robert Johnston (Par. Rec) 
1754— John Johnston (Par. Rec). 
1757— Walter Lindsay (Par. Rec). 
1774— Samuel Kearns (Par. Rec). 
1794— Joshua Ferguson, B.A. (Par. Rec), is lie. Oct. 26, 1801 and Oct. 

29, 1802. See Ballymoyer. 

112 Parish of Ardtrea, Curates, and Notes. 

1801— William Mauleverer, B.A., Lie. Dec. 22. See Tynan. 

1806— George Buchanan (D.R.), ent. T.C.D. June 14, 1775, aged 19, son 

of George B., Co. Tyrone. 
1809— Ninian Steele (Par. Rec). 

1812— Henry Preston Elrington {Par. Rec). See Carlingford. 
1813 — John Anketell " Acting Minister " {Par. Rec). 
1819— Richard H. Graves {Par. Rec). See Ballymoyer. 
1820— William John Irvine, B.A., Lie. April 18 {D.R.). See Lissan. 
1826— Henry Ussher, Lie. April 18 (Erck) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1823 ; M.A. 1832 ; 

became C. Ballinderry. 
1833— Robert Reid Kennedy {Par. Rec), Lie. Jan. 12, 1836 {D.R.). 
1845 — John Evans {Paroch. Returns). 
1846— Edward Bruce {Par. Rec). 
1847-66— Thomas Josiah Jones, M.A., Lie. Feb. 14, 1849. Se« Tullaniakin. 


Ardtrea=The height or hill of Trea, Trea or Tria being a Virgin Saint 
of the 5th cent. The parish is situated along the western shores of Lough 

1622 — "Church now built; glebe inconvenient. Ye parson hath 
built a good stone house neere ye Church upon ye Lord Primate's land." 
{R.V.). In 1628 land was granted for a new glebe in MuUapowderlagh 
{P.R.). In 1633 the R. was worth £50, T.C.D. being the Patron {R.V.). 
During the rebellion of Tyrone in Elizabeth's reign and also in 1641 this 
parish was the scene of many conflicts ; and in 1688-9 a sanguinary battle 
was fought at the Bridge of Ardtrea in which the forces of WiUiam III 
under Lord Blayney defeated some of James I's. army, and forced a passage 
to Coleraine. 

In 1766 there were in the parish 199 Church families, 280 Dissenting 
families, and 347 R.C. families ; the names are given by townlands {Pari. 
Ret.). The " Dissenting Slinisters " were Charles Caldwell and John 
McLellan, the R.C. Priest was Anthony Con well. 

Circa 1768 — " One church, a glebe situate in another parish ; no house ; 
the R. resides near the parish " {Ret. to Lords). 

The new glebe house built of hewn freestone about 1810 cost £1,800, 
£92 6s. Od. being a gift and £969 4s. Od. being a loan from the Board of 
First Fruits. 

In 1823 the Perpetual Curacy of Woods Chapel was formed out of the 
parish. See Woods Chapel. 

In 1829 the site of the Parish Church was changed on July 4 by Act 
of Council to a priece of gound granted by the Primate. The new church 
cost £1,200 to build {Rep. 1836), and was consecrated — being dedicated 
to St. Andrew— on Nov. 19, 1829 {D.R.). It is in the later English style. 
" The principal entrance is a composition of very elegant design, and from 
its elevated site the church forms a very pleasing object in the landscape " 
(L.T.D.). A note in the Deed of Consecration by the present Bishop of 
Corli states that the additional portion of churchyard via& consecrated by 
Primate Knox on June 14, 1880. As to Communion Plate see under 
Rectors (Ehrington) 1806. The Chalice proobably dates from 1705. 

An ancient urn, very elaborately ornamented was found in a kistvaen 
on opening a tumulus in the townland of Knockarron in 1800 {L.T.D.). 
" At a short distance from the church, on the way to Cookstown is an extra- 
ordinary whin dyke which rises near Ballycastle in the Co. Antrim, passes 
under Lough Neagh and on emerging thence near Stewart Hall passes 

Parish of Armagh, Rectors, 1559-1637. 113 

through this parish and into the mountain of Slievegallion, near Money- 
more " (L.T.D.). See paper on the black pig's dyke in Proc. R.I. A., 1909. 

After the Disestabhshment T.C.D. received £2,379 4s. lOd. for the 
loss of the advowson, the net value of the benefice being £586 Ts- 7d. yearly. 

Records Extant : — In Incumbent's possession (a) under Retention 
Order, 5 vols., viz. : — Baptisms, Marriages, Burials from 1811. ; (6) Vestry 
Books 1723 to present date ; (c) 3 Preacher's Books, 1845-1860 and 1882- 
1909 ; {d) 2 Parochial Maps, also an Act of Council for changing the site 
of the Church, dat. 4 July, 1829, and Deed of Consecration, dat. 19 Nov., 
1829. And in Office of R.C.B., Deed of Conveyance of Site for Church 
and Churchyard from the Primate to the Churchwardens, 23 Dec, 1828. 

ARMAGH— (Co. Armagh). 


1559 — Thomas Clinch, a Preb. of the Chapel of Duleeke, pres. to the Church 

of St. Patrick, Armagh, April 15 {Lib. Mun.). 

1612 — James Matchett, pres. to the Cathedral Church of St. Patrick, Armagh, 
June 26 {P.R.); res. for V. Kilmore and R. and V. Drumcree, q.v. 

1613— Theophilus Buckworth, D.D., coll. May 20 (i?.F. 1622). Became 
Bishop of Down in 1613, and was allowed to hold this parish in com- 
mendam. Res. Armagh for Treas. and R. Creggan Sep. 18, 1617 (F.F.T.). 
He was a native of Cambridgeshire ; bap. Jan. 8, 1580, and became a 
Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He m. Sarah, dau. of Arland 
Ussher and sister of Abp. James Ussher. His brother Anthony (see Killin- 
coole) m. another sister. Bishop Buckworth died at Cambridge, aged 
72, in the house in which he had been born (having left Ireland during 
the rebellion of 1641) and was buried on 8 Sep., 1652 (see Cotton Fasti 
III, 42, 280, and U.J.A. VII, 201). 

1617— John Symonds, M.A., coll. Sep. 18 (F.F.T.). According to R.F. 
1622 he was appointed Precentor on the same day, but this is evidently 
an error of some kind. He was again admitted R. Armagh on 15 Mar., 
1618 (F.F.T.). He was born in Cambridge, being the son of John 
Symonda. We find him getting a Chancery Decree on 27 Nov., 1634, 
against James Smith, as admor. of the late Peter Barker, for £52 lOs., 
being If years rent of Balljmehone. He was inst. R. and V. Ballymoyer ; 
R. Qonaule and Clonkerly (sic) [=Clonconchy] in 1635 {F.F.T.) which 
he evidently held with Armagh. He died on June 23, 1637, leaving 2 
sons, Marmaduke (who ent. T.C.D. Nov. 15, 1639, aged 18, and was born 
at Armagh— Reg. T.C.D.) and Matthew, and 4 daus. The P. Will of 
Rev. John Symonds, Armagh, Clk., was proved in 1637 — yet we find 
(in P. R.O.I.) also a record of his death, intestate, in 1655, and of his 
wife Elinor, of Armagh. By his Will, dated 22 June, 1637, he left to 
his eldest son Marmaduke an estate in land and house in Armagh and 
new houses in Dublin, to his son Matson (sic) certain lands, to his dau. 
Joan £1,000, to his daus. EUinor, Sarah and Elizabeth £500 each, to his 
wife Ellinor all lands leased from the Primate, to John Stanhame his 
grandchild £100, to Mary and Magdalen Wolseley £40 each, to Dr. Badg- 
craft, Master of Caius Coll., Camb. £40, to beautify the chapel ; 100 marks 
to Dean Wentworth. Mentions his " cosin Dr. Edward Parry." 

1637— George Baker, D.D., coll. 2 Dec. (F.F.T.) ; became soon after V. 
St. Peter's, Drogheda, q.v. 

1637/8— Peter Wentworth, D.D. (F.F.R.) ; was inst. as Dean on 29 May, 
1637 (F.F.T.) i held Deanery with thia R. See Deans. 

114 Parish of Armagh, Rectors, 1657-1738. 

[1657 — Jeremiah Marsdon is Commonwealth Minister in the County Town 
of Armagh on 20 May, 1657, at £150 yearly {Comm. Vol. A/21, P.R.O., 
p. 135). He is to succeed Dr. Crookes at Carlow 20 June, 1667 {ibidem, 
p. 141 and 144). 

1659 — Walter Melvin. The petition of the inhabitants of Armagh that 
W. M. be their Minister be referred to Col. Alexander Brayfield to report 
on the distance of neighbouring Ministers, 1 Nov., 1659 (Comm. Vol. A/16). 

1660 — Hope Sherrard, probably an Independent, is Minister here. He is 
to succeed Mr. Threlfal at Kilmore 24 July, 1660 (Vol. Money Issues 
out of Tythe A/25, p. 322). On his petition orders were made on 26 June, 
1660, and 30 Sep., 1660, " not to set the tythes of those parishes in which 
Ministers are settled " {ibidem). On 29 April, 1661, H.S., late Minister at 
Armagh is to get £98 " for his salary of £150 for 1660 instead of the 
tythes of Armagh, on which he had been settled, which appear to belong 
to the Dean of Armagh, but were enjoyed by him {sic) since 1st May 
last and who allowed Sherrard £52 out of them " {ibidem, p. 280). 
Sherrard was ejected for Nonconformity by Primate Bramhall in 1661.] 

1661— Francis Marsh. See Deans. 

1667 — James Downham, B.D. See Deans. 

1681— Bartholomew Vigors, LL.B., coll. Nov. 11 {F.F.R.) ; also inst. as 
Dean July 5 ; inst. to R. Clonfeacle on Nov. 11. See Deans. 

1690— Peter Drelineourt, LL.D., coll. Feb. 28 {D.R.) ; was also Dean. See 

1722— Nathaniel Whaley, coll. May 4 {D.R.). The Crown claimed the 
right of pres., and pres. Richard Daniel the Dean to the R. An action 
of Quart impedit was brought to settle the question. The case ultimately 
came before the House of Lords in England, when the verdict in favour 
of the Primate and his clerk for that term was afl&rmed on 23 April, 1730. 
(Reeves M8S. in Armagh Library). 

N. Whaley was probably a son of Rev. Nath. W., Rector of Broughton 
in Northamptonshire, in which County he was born circa 1677. He was 
educated at Eton, and at Oxford, where he grad. M.A. in 1701, and be- 
came a Fellow of Wadham College of which Primate Lindsay had also 
beem a Fellow. Received degree of M.A. ad eundem Oxon. from T.C.D. 
in 1715 ; ord. D. by the Bp. of Oxford ; was R. Loughgilly 1714-20, R. 
Donoughmore 1720-30. Swift, writing to the Earl of Oxford, July 15, 
1730, says : — " I suppose Master Whaley is by this time got safe to his 
living, and enjoying the fruits of his victory, peace and quietness. I 
believe he has had enough of law, lawyers and lords — both spiritual 
and temporal " {Works XVIII, 334-5 ; see also XVII). 

He published a Sermon on 2 Kings viii., 13, entitled : The gradations 
of sin both in principle and practice," preached before the University of 
Oxford, 8vo, Oxford, 1710. He m. Elizabeth Vincent of Leicester, who 
predeceased him on 10 Oct., 1736, aged 49. He d. s.p. on 20 Mar., 1738, 
aged 60, and his P. Will being dated 10 April, 1737 (codicU 16 Dec, 1737) 
was proved on May 6, 1738. He died possessed of an estate in Ratcliffe 
Culy, Leicestershire. He left £200 to Elizabeth and Mary, the daus. 
of Rev. Richard Vincent, R. of Donoughmore, who had married his sister, 
then living, and who is named as exor ; to Rev. Bradley Whaley, R. of 
Cooknore, his near kinsman £10, together with the " right of nomination 
to my two vicarages, St. Giles' and S. Sepulchre's in the town of North- 
ampton " for life, and then, if he has no heirs in Holy Orders, to Rev. 
Ayres Whaley. He leaves to Rev. Dr. Trapp, Rector of Christ Church, 
Loudon, £10 ; to the church poor of Armagh £10 ; and of Donoughmore 

Parish of Armagh, Rectors, 1738- 1850. 115 

£10; to his eldest sister Ann Wills the lands of Broughton in North- 
amptonshire ; made his younger sister Mary Wake res. legatee ; mentions 
his niece Mary Conant. A tablet was erected to his memory in Armagh 
Cathedral near the west door. The curious Latin inscription is not 
given in Rogers' Memoir. 

1738— Henry Jenney, D.D., coll. April 14 {D.R.). He was previously 
Archdeacon. See also Preb. Mullabrack. He died in 1758, and his P. 
Will was proved on 6 Feb., 1759. He leaves his wife Mary use of £1,000 
for life, certain leases and an estate in Fermanagh, " formerly belonging 
to Edward Maine, and now in the joint possession of me and Archdeacon 
William Usher in right of his wife, formerly Widow Marrifield ; " to his 
eldest son Henry, Licensed Curate of Armagh Parish, he left books and 
£500 ; mentions his 4 younger sons — Robert (in the army), Edmund, 
Marmaduke and Francis. He left £10 to the poor of Armagh Parish 
on the Church list. Wife and brother-in-law Richard Dawson, Alderman 
of Dublm, exors. Will dated 6 May, 1755. Codicil leaves £60 " to build 
a neat white marble monument in the S. aisle of the Cathedral of Armagh 
and to enclose the same with rails " — dated 21 Nov., 1755. In another 
codicil he leaves the shape of the monument to his exors., only the in- 
scription was to be " a short memorandum inscribed and no more to 
distinguish my burial place." In accordance with tliis he was buried 
in Armagh Cathedral, and a monument, afterwards removed to the 
crypt, recorded simply : — 

" Henry Jenney, D.D., 

Late Rector of the Parish and sometime Archdeacon of the Diocese of 

Armagh, is buried here. 


The P. Will of his mdow Mary was proved in 1769. 

1759— Benjamin Barrington, LL.D., coll. Feb. 8 (D.R.), previously Preb. 
Tynan, became Dean on 20 July, 1764. See Deans. He changed his 
name to Domville. 

1768— Hugh Hamilton, D.D., coll. April 27 {D.R.) ; also appomted Dean. 
See Deans ; res. in 1796 on being consecrated Bishop of Clonfert. 

1796 — Hon. James Hewitt (Viscount Liflord), LL.D. ; pres. by the Crown 
Feb. 23 ; inst. Mar. 11 {D.B.). He was also Dean. See Deans. 

1830— James Edward Jackson, D.D., coll. 9 Sep. {D.R.); was also Dean. 
See Ardee and Deans. Died Aug. 19, 1841. 

1841— Charles Richard Elrington, coll. Sep. 22 (D.R.). He was the 
eldest son of Dr. Thomas Elrington, Bp. of Leighlin and Ferns, and was b. 
in Dublm on 25 March, 1787 ; he ent. T.C.D. Nov. 3, 1800 ; B.A. and 
Gold Medal 1805; Bishop Law's Math. Prize (1st) 1805; Hebrew Prize 
1806; Madden Prize 1807-'8-'9 ; Fellow 1810; M.A. 1811 ; B.D. 1816; 
D.D. 1820; Donnellan Lecturer 1819; Regius Prof. Div. 1829-50; 
Deputy do. 1827-9 ; ord. D. 28 Oct., 1810 ; P. 23 Feb. 1812 ; pres. by 
the Crown to V. St. Mark's, Dublin, 1825-31 ; coll. Preb. Edermine 1832, 
and in the same year to Chanc. Ferns and R. Tacumshane, which he 
res. for R. Loughgilly in 1840. He edited the works of Primate 
James Ussher (17 vols.) for T.C.D. (except the last 2 vols. — ed. by 
Bishop Reeves), and published several sermons and pamphlets (see 
D.N.B. and Cotton's Fasti II, 358-9). He m. in Dec, 1814, Letitia 
Anne, dau. of David Babington by Mary, (dau. of Rev. George 
Bannerman, of Armagh, who m. Sliss Pringle, dau. of John P., of 

ii6 Parish of Armagh, Rectors, 1850- 1910. 

Caledon), who died in 1827. Dr. Elrington died at Armagh on 18 Jan., 
18.50, and was bur. in St. Mark's Churchyard, where the following 
inscription is cut in capitals in granite on his grave : — 
" Hie requiescit Depositum Caroli Ricardi 
Elrington, in Acad. Dublin S. Theol. 
Prof. Regii, Hujus Eccl. 
Parochi, qui obiit XVIII 
Die Januarii A.D. MDCCCL." 
[This inscription has been cut erroneously, c being put for o in 
"depositum" and two j's in "Januarii."]. He left issue (1) Faviere, 
LL.D., who became Recorder of Derry ; (2) David Henry, who became 
V. of Swords and was at one time Lieut, in the 6th (Warwickshire) 
Regt ; (3) Helen, wife of Rev. Jonathan Chomley, Preb. of Loughgall ; 
(4) Thomasine ; (5) Catherine, wife of Right Hon. J. T. Ball, Lord 
Chancellor of Ireland, and mother of Francis Elrington Ball, M.R.I.A. 
(see D.N.B.). 

1850 — Alexander Irwin, M.A., coll. Jan 24 {D.R.) ; res. for Precentorship 
and R. Killeavy 1858. See Precentors, p. 35. 

1858— Benjamin Wade, M.A., coll. May 13 {D.R.) ; res. in 1865 for R. and 
V. Donoughmore, q.v. 

1865— John Young Rutledge, coU. Sep. 26 (D.R.). Son of John R., b. in 
Bandon; ent. T.C.D. in 1840, aged 18; Sch. 1843; B.A. (Jun. Mod. 
Math.) 1845; FeUowship Premiums 1847-1848; Madden Prize 1849; 
FeUow 1851 ; M.A. 1851 ; B.D. 1857 ; D.D. 1860 ; R. Derryvullen (Qogher) 
1857-65 ; Chancellor of Armagh Cathedral 1871-2. He m. Maria, dau. 
of Rev. George Scott, R. of Banagher, and had issue (1) Rev. 
Laurence W., now R. of Clonleigh ; (2) Rev. Charles Scott, now R. of 
Banagher ; (3) George Bedell, County Inspector R.I.C. ; (4) Victor John, 
M.D., Medical Attendant Londonderry Asylum ; and 5 daus. — viz., 
Kate, m. Rev. Mr. Burroughs ;• Minnie ; Louisa, m. County Inspector 

Faussett ; Alice, m. Rev. Ernest Gildbanks ; and Beatrice, m. 

Alge. He died at Armagh, Aug. 1, 1872, aged 48 years. The chancel 
windows of St. Mark's were erected as a memorial of him and bear the 
inscription : — " These chancel windows have been erected by | his 
sorrowing parishioners to the memory of | John Young Rutledge, for 
seven years Rector | of Armagh, who died August, 1872, aged 48 years." 

1873— George Alexander Chadwick, D.D., inst. Feb. 4 (D.R.); became 
Dean of Armagh in 1886 ; held Deanery with Rectory till his consecration 
as Bishop of Derry in 1896. See Deans. 

1896— Charles King Irwin, D.D., inst. May 2 (D.R.). Was appointed 
Archdeacon in 1894. See Archdeacons. 


1622— Robert Fairfold (or Fairfull) (R. V.). 

1633— Archibald Young (R.V.). 

1641 Griffin, C. of Armagh, is said to have been murdered during 

the rebellion (Dep. T.C.D. ). 
1695— John Leavens, Lie. May 1. See Ardee. 
1713— George Fletcher [? Curate]. The Will of Rev. George Fletcher, 

Armagh, Clerk, was proved in this year. Left to poor of Armagh, 

£5 ; poor of Belfast, £10. His mother Eliz. Fletcher, of Belfast, exor. 

and leg. Mentions his aunt Elizabeth Fletcher, alias Shepherd, of White- 

Parish of Armagh, Curates, 1755-1875. 117 

haven and her husband John S. and their 3 sons and 5 daus. WOl made 

14 Oct., 1713, proved 4 Feb., 1713/4. 
1755 — Henry Jenney ; also V. Choral. 
1765— Richard English \ 

Robert Martin j 

1766— WilUam Lodge, M.A. ; also V. choral from Nov. 19 {V.B.). 

1780— Thomas English, Lie. Oct. 16; res. 1788 for Charlestown, q.v. 

1801— William Ball, LL.B., also Vic. Choral, Lie. Oct. 21. See Drumglass. 

1814— William Lodge, Lie. Aug. 27 {D.R.). 

1816— James Clarke (? Curate. See Shaw-Mason MSS. P.E.O.). 

1822— Robert Miller, Lie. Oct. (D.R.). See Newtownhamilton. 

1822-4— William McClean, B.A. {Erck's Ecd. Reg.). See Tynan. 

1824— Cosby Stopford Mangan, B.A., Lie. Sep. 28 (D.R.). See Derrynoose. 

1836— Colin Jevers; C. Carlingford 1823 and C. Clonfeacle 1824; be- 
came V. Ballinderry (Connor) 1840 {Par. Reg.). He m. Miss Emily 
Kearney Jan. 17, 1828 ; his son John bap. Dec. 24, 1836 ; his son Herbert 
bap. April 7, 1840. 

1834— Edward Ogle Disney, B.A., Lie. Sep. 23 (D.R.). See Killeshil. 

1842— Alexander Irwin, M.A., Lie. Jan. 4 (D.R.). See Precentors. 

1843— Robert Halg, Lie. Feb. 21 (D.R.) ; d. in 1847, aged 30. There is a 
mural tablet in St. Mark's to his memory with the inscription : — "To 
record | their grateful remembrance of the | many services rendered to 
this Parish by | the Rev. Robert Haig, M.A., | Curate of Armagh, | and 
to testify their deep regret at his | early removal by death, March IX, 
MDCCCXLVII I in the XXXI year of his age. | This tablet is erected | 
by his friends and parishioners." 

1845-7— Thomas Josiah Jones, Lie. Dec. 30 {D.R.). See TuUaniskin. 

1848— John Sharkey, Lie. Feb. 3 (D.R.) ; was C. Ballymascanlan in 1861. 

1848— Benjamin Wade, Lie. Feb. 3 {D.R.). See Donoughmore. 

1854— William Booker Askin, Lie. Oct. 26 (D.R.) ; ent. T.C.D. 1842, aged 
19 ; b. in Co. Meath, son of John A ; B.A. and Div. Test. 1847 ; M.A. 
1863 ; ord. D. 31 Mar., 1849 ; P. 1850; C. St. Peter's, Drogheda, 1852 ; 
Inc. Harold's Cross, Dublin, 1857-1901 ; m. April 18, 1876, Maria, dau. 
of William Paton, J. P., of Armagh; d. 1907. 

1858— John Walton Murray, Lie. June 7 (D.R.). Son of Dr. John Murray ; 
b. in Dublin ; T.C.D. Vice-Chanc. Pri. Eng. Ver. 1849 ; B.A. (Sen. Mod. 
Eth. and Log.) 1850 ; Div. Test. (2) 1851 ; LL.B. 1862 ; LL.D. 1864 ; 
ord. D. and P. 1852 ; C. Derryvullen 1852-3 ; P.C. Fivemiletown 1853-7 ; 
res. C. Armagh for C. Christ Church, Leeson Park, 1863-5 ; R. and 
V. Ballymena 1865-93 ; Donnellan Lecturer 1883-4 ; Archd. of Connor 
1882-6 ; Dean of Connor 1886-93. His 1st wife Margaret died Feb. 17, 
1886. His dau. Margaret, bap. April 29, 1860. Author of Catechetical 
Hist, of Prayer Book, 1867 ; Irish Church in relation to Protestant Dissent, 
1867; How we may make ozir Churches and Services attractive, 1868; Church 
Order, being an Analysis of the Fifth Book of Hooker's Ecd. Polity, 1869 ; 
Lives of Eminent Irish Churchmen, 1872 ; all published by Herbert, Dublin. 
Christian Vitality, Donnellan Lectures, 1883-84, Hodges, Figgis & Co., 
Dublin. He died May 14, 1893, aged 68. 

1859— Joseph Chamney, M.A., Lie. May 10 (D.R.). See Dromiskin. 

1863— WUliam Graham Murphy, M.A., Lie. Oct. 13 (D.R.). See Grange. 

1868— Robert James Shaw, B.A., afterwards Shaw-Hamilton, Lie. Sep. 7 
(D.R.). See Deans. 

1869— Arthur Macaulay Dobbs, B.A., Lie. Oct. 6 (D.R.). See Loughgall. 

1873— Charles Faris, M.A., Lie. Oct. 6 (D.R.). See Vicars Choral. 

1875— Robert Rowland Thacker, M.A., Lie. Sep. 17 {D.R.). See St. Saviour's. 

ii8 Parish of Armagh, Curates, 1876-1910. 

1876— Charles Frederick Archer, B.A., Lie. Dec. 22 {D.B.). See Moy. 

1878— John Fulton Hood, B.A. T.C.D. and Div. Test. 1878 ; Lie. Nov. 26 
(D.R.), ord. D. 1878; P. 1879; C. Kilmore 1879-81; C. St. Jude's, 
Sheffield 1881-3; C. Inkberrow 1883; C. Stockport 1883-9; C. St. 
Mathew's, Luton, 1889-91 ; C. Leighton Buzzard 1891-1901 ; C. Emman. 
Ch., Loughborough 1901-4 ; C. Tydd St. Mary 1905-7 ; R. Brent w. 
Fumeaux Pelham (St. Alban's) 1907. 

1880— Robert Seymour, Lie. Jan. 16 (D.R.); T.C.D. B.A. (Resp.) 1876; 
Div. Test. (1) 1879; M.A. 1880; D.D. 1880; ord. D. 1879; P. 1880; 
R. Agher (Meath) 1884 ; R. Mullingar 1892. 

1885— Richard Rathbone Graham, Lie. July 6 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1882 ; 
M.A. 1887 ; Div. Test. (2) 1884 ; ord. D. 1883 ; P. 1884 ; previously C. 
Kells (Meath) 1883-5. Became Assist. Min. St. George's, N.Y. 1887-9 ; 
Min. St. Paul's, Poughkeepsie 1889-90; Asst. Min. Ch. Ch., Baltimore, 1890. 

1887— Robert Percival Waugh, Lie. Sep. 26 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. (Sen. Mod. 
His. and Pol. Sc.) 1885 ; Div. Test. (1) 1887 ; M.A. 1893 ; ord. D. 1887 ; 
P. 1888 ; res. Armagh for C. Drumbeg 1889-90 ; C. Emman. Ch., Forest- 
gate, London, 1891-2 ; C. Holy Trinity, Kilbum 1892-6 ; C. St. Matt., 
Hammersmith 1897-9 ; C. Harrow Weald 1900-2 ; C. St. Philip's, Stepney, 
and Asst. Chapl. London Hospital 1902. 

1889— Kivas Collingwood BrunskiU, B.A., Lie. Oct. 21 (D.R.). See 

1892— William Jones, M.A., Lie. May 23 (D.R.). See Kilmore. 

1892— Francis Meredith Moeran, M.A., Lie. May 23 {D.R.). See Derryloran. 

1892— Henry Brodie Good, Lie. Oct. 5 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1890 ; Div. 
Test. 1892 ; M.A. 1894 ; ord. D. 1892 ; P. 1893 ; C. Clontarf 1894-6 ; C. 
Sandford 1896-1909, and Hon. Cler. Vicar Christ Ch., Dublin 1903-9; 
R. Balrothery 1909 ; eldest son of Rev. Thomas Good, B.D., R. of Sand- 
ford. Born 1868 ; ra. 1901, Evelyn Frances, eldest dau. of F. Arnold 
Carroll, C.E., and has issue two sons. 

1894— Edward Daniel Crowe, M.A., Lie. Mar. 29 (D.R.). See Drumcree. 

1894— John Jennings, B.D, Lie. Sep. 5 {D.R.). See Forkill. 

1895— Arthur Philip Frederick Halns, Lie. July 8, 1896 {D.R.). See Charles- 

1896— Henry Cecil Brough Stone, Lie. Sep. 6 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. and Div. 
Test. 1896 ; M.A. 1899 ; ord. D. 1896 ; P. 1897 ; 2nd son of Very Rev. 
W. H. Stone, Dean of Kilmore ; m. Jan. 31, 1901, Clamina, eldest dau. of 
Rev. Charles Faris, M.A. ; became Chapl. to Army in India (Eccles. 
Estab.) 1901. 

1897— Charles King Irwin, B.A., Lie. June 15 (D.R.). See Brantry. 

1902— William Brown Allman, B.A., Lie. Mar. 3 (D.R.). See Milltown. 

1903— John Pim Barcroft, Lie. Feb. 2 (D.R.). T.C.D. B.A. 1900; Div. 
Test. 1901 ; M.A. 1907 ; ord. D. 1900 ; P. 1901 ; C. Derryloran 1900-3 ; 
became Dioc. C. in 1907. 

1904— Charles Edward French, B.A., Lie. Feb. 2 (D.R.) ; became C. Carnteel 
1908. See Carnteel. 

1906— Herbert Alexander Stewart Merrick, M.A., Lie. April 3 (D.R.). Son 
of late Thomas M., Solicitor, Dublin; T.C.D. B.A. 1897; Div. Test. 
1899; ord. D. 1899; P. 1900; C. Dundalk 1899-1901; C. St. Mary's, 
Drogheda, 1901-6 ; became C. Kirton-in-Lindsey, 1908. 

1906— Robert Walter Scott Maltby, Lie. Aug. 20 (D.R.). Son of Alfred 
Charles and Rebecca H. Maltby, born at Cork Jan. 1, 1883 ; educated 
at Cork Grammar School and T.C.D. ; B.A. and Div. Test. 

1907— Arthur Herve Bouchard de Montmorency, Lie. Dec. 31 (D.R.) Son 
of (the late) Hon. Arthur Hill Trevor de M. by Caroline, dau. of Rev. 
George Kemmis, and grandson of the 4th Viscount Mountmorres ; born 
in Dublin 1879 ; educated at Rathmines School, St. Stephen's Green 

Parish of Armagh, Notes. 119 

School, Royal College of Science (Ireland), and T.C.D. B.A. 1907. 
Served in the Anglo-Boer war in 1899-1902 (medal and 2 clasps) ; res. 
in 1910 for C. St. Mary's, Athlone. 
1910— Henry West Rennison, Lie. July 4 {D.R.). Son of Rev. H. Rennison, 
M.A.. Chancellor of Ferns ; T.C.D. B.A. (Jun. Mod. Hist, and Pol. Sci.) 
1909; Div. Test. (1) 1910; ord. D. 1910. 


The history of Armagh Parish is the history of the City and 
Cathedral. This has been fully traced in Stuart's History of Armagh (two 
editions), Rogers' Armagh Cathedral, Topographical Sketches, etc. 

A short history of St. Mark's Church was also published in the Bazaar 
Handbook of 1899 ; see also The Warden, Feb. 19, 1909, and Feb. 26, 1909, 
which gave a portrait of the Archdeacon of Armagh as supplement. It 
is not intended therefore to give notes of the history of this parish which 
are accessible in Stuart and Rogers, but some extracts from returns not 
already published are given. 

The Cathedral was constituted the Parish Church by Act 15 and 16 
George III instead of the Old Parish Church where the Rectors were always 
inducted. Of this church there are now no visible remains, but it stood 
on the N.E. side of the Cathedral. 

1622 — " Rector resident and keeps a Curate, Robert Fairfold, pred. at 
£20 and his diet. No parsonage house. Ye nun's house in Armagh granted 
by His Majte. to build ye sd. house uppon, but 4 or 5 years after Sir Frances 
Annesley took possession intitled His Majtie. and payeth 15s. rent. Not- 
withstanding ye Lord of Cant, made an order therein for ye psonea 
[=Parson's] possn. of ye church." — {R.V.). 

1633— Value £300. An Inquisition at Armagh, Nov. 18, 1657, found 
" the whole parish of Armagh, with all tithes, glebes and church dutyes 
worth in 1640 £300, only now worth £150. Dr. Peter Wentworth, last 
Incumbent thereof now residing in England. The Church of Armagh . . . 
hath bin burnt by the enemy, the wall yet standinge and a part thereof 
may be repaired for a meeting place with £100." 

In 1656 Lieut.-Col. HamUton rented the tithes for £65 {Comm. Papers). 

1731 — " Rector resident, hath a glebe, but no parsonage house." — 
Pari. Ret.). 

1766— There were 1,209 Protestant families and 1,327 R.C. families 
in the parish at this date — names not given. — {Pari. Ret.). 

1766 — " A glebe, but no house, 4 curates, 2 of whom reside at Armagh, 
1 at Eglish, where there is a chapelry of ease in good repair, and 1 at Bally- 
voir [Ballymoyer] where there is also a chapel of ease. The Dean resides 
at Armagh; the repairs of the Cathedral pretty near hnished." (Pari. Ret). 
" Daniel Hassey, Parish Clerk ; John Oakman, Charter Schoolmaster." — 

1767 — Act 7 Geo. Ill, c. 17, was passed for erecting new chapels of 
ease in the Parish of Armagh and making such chapels and those already 
erected into perpetual ones. This does not refer to St. Mark's Church which 
was built as a chapel of ease (in 1811) by Primate Stuart and consecrated 
Sep. 3, 1814. It was rebuilt in 1830, and re- consecrated April 1-5, 1832. 
The church was enlarged in 1866, and the added portion consecrated on 
Sep. 1868. It was greatly improved in 1896. 

The pulpit, designed by Mr. Phillips, is the gift of Mr. J. B. Londsdale, 
M.P. The Lectern was given by Surgeon- Colonel Bowman. 

In 1804 the value of the R. was £1,400 (Coote's Survey). 

The Rectory was a mensal of the Primates at the Reformation and 
made coUative by Primate Hampton. The V. anciently belonged to the 
Deanery, and was so found by Inquisition of 1609, but the advowson was 

120 Parish of Armaghbreague, Perpetual Curates, &c. 

granted to the Primate March 29, 1627. The collation and right of Patron- 
age of both R. and V., etc., granted to Primate Hampton Feb. 25, 1614, 
and confirmed in the regrant of the See estate July 3, 1620 (P.R.). See 
under Deanery with reference to law suits concerning the Patronage. 

Records extant : — Under Retention Order, 22 vols. — viz. : — Baptisms 
1750-1875, Marriages 1750-1845, Burials 1750-1875. Registers since these 
dates also in possession of Incumbent ; also Vestry Books since 1811, and 
Preacher's Books since 1825. And in Office of R.C.B., Deed of conveyance 
of an acre in Ternascobe for a church and churchyard 29 June, 1769. There 
are also Baptismal Records from 1840, and Burial Records from 1883 in 
possession of the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral, as well as Chapter 
and Board Minutes. 


(j?et|)etttaf Curates* 

1829— Samuel Simpson, B.A., Lie. Feb. 18 {D.R.) ; res. for Keady in 1844. 
See Derrynoose. 

1844— David Donaldson, Lie. Oct. 8 (D.B.) ; ord. D. Nov. 26, 1826, for C. 
Mullabrack. The following inscription is on his tombstone in Armagh- 
breague churchyard : — " Sacred to the memory of Rev. David Donald- 
son, who died the 13th day of October, 1861." 

1862— Alexander Lindsay Hall, Lie. Jan. 21 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. and Div. 
Test. 1847 ; M.A. 1862 ; ord. D. 1848 ; C. Killyman 1860. He was the 
son of Perry Hall, of TuUy House, Monaghan. He res. Dec. 7, 1873, and 
died Jan. 29, 1879, aged 53. The parish remained vacant for about 15 


1875— John William Fletcher De Cobain, inst. Mar. 23 by the Primate on 
lapse (D.R.) ; ord. D. 1869 ; P. 1870 ; educated at St. Aidan's Coll. ; C. 
Chapelthorpe (Yorks.) 1869-72 ; C. Lmton (Yorks.) 1872-4 ; C. Southow- 
rana (Yorks.) 1874-5 ; res. Armaghbreague May 22, 1884, and became' 
V. Swinefleet (Yorks.). 

1884— Charles Henry Bewick, inst. Nov. 20 (D.R.); ord. D. 1883, P. 1883; 
C. Kiltubrid (Ardagh) 1883-4. 


Armaghbreague =the lying, or pseudo- Armagh. It was formed as a 
perpetual Curacy on Jan. 13, 1829, out of 3 townlands of Lisnadill and 3 
townlands of Keady parishes — the Rectors of Armagh (2 turns) and Keady 
(2 turns) having the right of nomination and contributing towards the 
Curate's income £60 and £20 respectively. The Church was built on land 
conveyed on Sep. 14, 1830, at a cost of £600, a gift from the Board ol 
Fu-st Fruits (Rep. 1836). It was consecrated on Oct. 19, 1831 (D.R.). 
The schoolhouse was erected in 1826. 

Records extant: — In P.R.O. 4 vols., viz.: — Baptisms 1829-77; 
Marriages 1832-45, Burials 1831-77. In Incumbent's possession : — Registers 
since above dates ; also Vestry Books from 1884, Preacher's Books from 
1875. In Office of R.C.B. : — Deed of Conveyance of ground for site of 
church and churchyard 14 Sep., 1830. 

Parish of Balleek, Perpetual Curates, &c. 121 
BALLEEK.— rCo. Armagh.) 

^pttpetuaf Curafeg. 

1825— James Riggs, Lie. Jan. 11 (D.R.) ; ent. T.C.D. 8 July, 1791, aged 17, 
son of Alexander R., Merchant, b. in Armagli ; previously C. Lough- 
gilly ; res. Balleek Nov. 30, 1826. The M.L. of Rev. Jas. Riggs and 
Isabella Ledlie, is dated 1812 — {Dublin Grant Book). 

1826— Fltrgibbon Stewart, Lie. Dee. 26 {D.R.) -, ent. T.C.D. Nov. 2, 1818, 

aged 17. Son of Rev. Henry S., b. in Co. Tyrone ; educated by Mr. 

Miller ; B.A. 1824 ; Curate from 1825 ; m. in 1831 Elizabeth Synnot ; 

died in 1832. 
1833— Robert Miller, B.A., Lie. Oct. 22 {D.R.) ; res. 1840 for Newtown- 

hamilton, q.v. 
1840— Alexander Rowley Miller, M.A., Lie. June 11 (D.R.) ; res. in 1848 

for Heynestown ; see Lissan. 

1848— Richard Verschoyle, M.A., Lie. Feb. 29 {D.R.); res. in 1852 for 
Carlingford, q.v. 

1852— Charles Crossle, sen., B.A., Lie. Mar. 16 {D.R.) ; res. in 1854 for 
NewtownhamUton ; see Kilcluney. 

1854— John Finlay, M.A., Lie. Nov. 21 (D.R.). For subsequent Incum- 
bents see Ballymoyer. 


1825— Fitzgibbon Stewart, B.A., Lie. Oct. 23 ; see Perp. Curates. 


Balleek=? BeIleek=os rupls=^the mouth of the rock. Balleek was a 
Perpetual Curacy formed out of 12 townlands of Loughgilly Parish on Oct. 
20, 1824, to which the R. of Loughgilly nominated. It was united to 
Ballymoyer in 1872 by resolution of Sjmod, and now forms with it the 
Incumbency of Ballymoyer. The Church, built in 1827, " a plain small 
edifice in the ancient style with a lofty square tower," {L.T.D.) was con- 
secrated on Feb. 16, 1828. 

In the reign of Elizabeth an English garrison was stationed at Balleek, 
but it was besieged and taken by O'Donnell of Tyrconnell, who put every 
individual to the sword. 

Records extant :— In P.R.O. 2 vols., viz. :— Baptisms 1827-'64, 
Marriages 1827-'45, Burials 1828-'67, also Deed of Endowment, dated 11 
Jan., 1825. 

BALLINDERRY.— rco. Tyrov^). 

1367— Odo, Prior of the Culdees was lie. to hold this R. {V.J.A. II, 246). 

1431— Donald O'Marlurane, R., dies {D.R.) and 

1431— Patrick O'Keirworn, Chaplain succeeds {D.R.). 

1440— Thomas O'Lagan {D.R.). 

1616— John Binns, F.T.C.D. ; Coll. R. Ballinderry and Tamlaght {P.F.T.). 
A John Binns was pres. to Preb. Ballihay (Qoyne) 1620; V. Bal- 
rothery 1620; V. Kilsallaghan 1621 (P.^.); Preb. Yagoe 1619-24 ; Chanc. 

122 Parish of Ballinderry, Rectors, 1618-1793. 

Ch. Ch., Dub., 1619-24 ; Vic-Choral Cork 1631-2 ; R. Caherdougan and 
Buttevant (Cloyne) Aug. 10, 1634 (F.F.T.) ; Treas. of Qoyne 1641. 
Query, was he the same ? A son (Richard) of the Treas. of Cloyne be- 
came a Lieut.-Col. in the Horse Guards, and died in 1702, and was bur. 
in Hampton, Middlesex, where a monument to him exists (see C.F. V, 48). 

1618— Harman Shepherd, coll. R. Ballinderry and Tamlaght April 10 

1622— Michael Birket, coll. R. Ballmderry and Tamlaght April 28 {R.V. 
1622) ; ord. D. 3 July, 1596 ; P. 10 May, 1600 ; R. Kilcluney 1617. 
Died from hunger and exposure in Carrickfergus, flying, with his wife and 
children, from the rebels in 1641 (Reid's Hist. Ir. Fresh.). 

1660— Ballinderry was vacant in 1660 {Ecd. Coll., Bdle 40, 75, P.R.O.). 

1664— Richard Wheelwright, coll. R. Ballinderry and Tamlaght, Sep. 15 
(F.F.T.). T.C.D., ent. 1665; M.A. 1674. Was also R. of Magherafelt 
from 21 May, 166S {F.F.T.), and was succeeded in these parishes by 

1669— Andrew Law, coll. to Ballinderry and Tamlaght April 29 {F.F.T.) ; 
held also Magherafelt 1669-'80. See Magherafelt. 

1673— John Forbes or Forbesse, coll. Aug. 21 (F.F.T.). Hs was suspen- 
ded in 1719 for performing a marriage contrary to the Canons of the 
Church, but suspension was relaxed in April, 1719 {D.R.). He died la 
1725. The P. Will of Eliza, his widow, made 7 Sep., 1725, was proved 
on 15 June, 1727. She desired to be bur. by her husband in Ballin- 
derry. Mentions her sons John Forbes, elk., and Capt. Richard F. and 
George F., and her daus. Elizabeth Whistler (widow) and Anne Galbraith_ 

1725— Thomas Power, coll. R. Ballinderry and Tamlaght July 19 (D.R.). 
Is this the " Power, one of the Hampshire deer stealers," whose 
ordination (as Priest ?) caused such a coolness between Archbishops 
King and Boulter? Thomas Power, Lie. C. Ballymore Feb. 11, 1724, 
was ord. by the Bp. of Salisbury in 1719 {D.R.). He resigned this R. on 
Nov. 22, 1734. 

1734— Ellas De Butts, coll. R. Ballinderry and Tamlaght Dec. 6 (D.R.). 
Was R. and V. Knockane 1716. His son William d. at MuUabrack in 
May, 1739, aged 16 (MuUabrack Par. Reg.). The P. Will of Rev. Elias 
De Butts was proved on 21 July, 1752. Mentions his wife Ann, his dau. 
Warburton, his nephew John De Butts, and the latter's sister, Charlotte 
Twigge ; money is due him for improvements on the Glebe of Kinni- 
muck ; leaves £20 to the poor of Ballinderry and Tamlaght, and 
£1 Is. Od. to the clergyman who performs his funeral service ; makes his 
son Elias and his son-in-law Thomas Warburton exors. 

1751 — Alexander BIssett, M.A., afterwards D.D., coll. R. Ballinderry and 
Tamlaght July 22 {D.R.). He res. for the Preb. Ballymore in 1757. See 

1757_WIlliam LIU, LL.D., coll. R. Ballinderry and Tamlaght Aug. 16 
{D.R.) ; res. for Clonkeen 1771. See Ardee. 

1771— William Lodge, LL.D., coll. R. Ballinderry and Tamlaght Dec. 19 
(D.R.), was also Vicar-Choral ; res. for Derrynoose 1780. See Kilmore. 

1780— Nicholas Arbuthnot, coll. R. Ballinderry Feb. 2 [? 22] (D.R.) ; T.C.D. 
B.A. 1742 ; Preb. Ardagh (Killala) 1766-'70 ; R. Newtownhamilton 
1773-'80. He died in 1788, and his Will was proved at Armagh 
same year. 

1788— Joseph Clarke, M.A., coll. Nov. 18 (D.R.), previously R. of Tamlaght 
from 1780 ; died in 1793. 

Parish of Ballindebry, Rectors, i 793-1910. 123 

1793— Richard Bourne, M.A., coll. Sep. 4 (D.R.) ; res. on Aug. 3, 1805, for 
Kildress. See Chancellors. 

1805— David Shuter, M.A. coll. Sep., 30 (D.R.) ; was C. Pomeroy in 1793 ; 
died in 1818. 

1818— Thomas Paul, coll. Feb. 25 (D.R.) ; ent. T.C.D. as a siz. May 27. 
1771 ; son of John Paul, b. in Co. Tyrone ; B.A. 1779 ; was P.C. Bally- 
moyer 1796-1803 ; P.C. Lisnadill 1803-18 ; Preb. Annacalla (Clonfert) 
1803-'12; Preb. Aghadowey (Derry) 1813-'18 (Lea's Ecd. Calendar 1814, 
but Re5meirs Lists have John Paul — in error) ; m. Anne Lyster 1797. 
He died in 1826, and was bur. in the old churchyard of Ballinderry. 

1826— Alexander Hayes Ryan, coU. July 15 (D.R.) ; T.C.D., ent. July 5, 
1802, aged 16; Sch. 1806; B.A. 1807; M.A. 1819; ord. D. and P. 1812; 
Vicar- Choral of Armagh 1814-'26. He died very shortly after being 
collated. He was the son of William R., watchmaker, of Armagh. 

1826— James TIsdall, coll. Aug. 9 (D.R.) ; (?) matric. Ch. Ch., Oxford, 23 Oct., 
1810 ; T.C.D. B.A. 1804 ; P.C. Eglish 1807-26. He was the 2nd son of 
Michael TisdaU, of Charlesfort, Co. Meath (see B.L.G), h. 20 May, 1784 ; 
m. Sarah Eyre, dau. of Thomas Jackson, of TuUydoey; died Nov. 16, 
1851 (B.L-O. has Oct., 1847 — in error), leaving issue Archibald, of Sunny- 
side, Clontarf, who m. Alicia, dau. of Alexander Hamilton, of Newtown- 
hamilton, eldest son of Hugh H., Bishop of Ossory, and had Anne, m. 
Wm. NevUle Ward and Juliana, m. Richard Deane Freeman. He was 
bur. at Eglish, where his headstone exists. 

1851— John Joseph Jackson, coll. Dec. 2 (D.R.) ; Exeter Coll., Oxford ; 
B.A. 1843 ; M.A. 1846 ; ord. D. 1844 ; P. 1845 ; C. Ballinderry 1845-'51. 
He was the eldest son of Very Rev. J. E. Jackson, Dean of Armagh (see 
Deans), and was b. at Grange, Co. Armagh in 1820. He m. in 1867 
Agnes Victoria, dau. of Wm. Traill, of Ballylough House, Co. Antrim 
(see B.L.G.), and had issue two daus., viz., (1) Agnes Maude, m, Kurt, 
Baron Schenk Zu Schweinsberg, of Cassel, Germany, and (2) Edith '^ . U I i> 
Kathleen, m. Frank Dickson, R.B.A. He resigned Ballinderry on Aug. ' 
1, 1895, having liberally assisted the Endowment Fund. He died at 
Upper Norwood, London, in 1907, aged 86, and was bur. at Ballinderry. 

1895— Charles Arthur Bagge MUlington, B.A. ; inst. Oct. 10 (D.R.) ; res. for 
Lissan in 1905. See Lissan. 

1906— Thomas Nash, inst. Jan. 30 (D.R.) ; ord. D. 1890; P. 1891; C. 
Ballygawley 1890-2 ; R. Ballygawley 1892-'6. He m. Rosa, elder dau. 
of Rev. Alexander Kennedy, diocesan Curate and I. of Dowra (Kilmore) 


1716— Thomas Sands, Lie. Sep. 27 (D.R.) ; ord. P. Dec. 16, 1717. 

1765-7— Adam Smyth (V.B.). 

1767— John Christie (V.B.). 

1771-88— Joseph Clarke (Par. Reg.). See Rectors. 

1788-9— R. Trunston (Par. Reg.) [?=! Robert Tronson, V. Athboy 1811-'31]. 

1794-7— Benjamin Marshal (Par. Reg.). 

1797-1801— George Alcock (Par. Reg.), afterwards Preb. Ullard (Leighlin). 

1801-2— John Rowley (Par. Reg.), afterwards Preb. of St. Michan's, Dublin. 

1802-3— Silver Oliver, Lie. Feb. 18, 1802 (D.R.). See Prebs. of LoughgaU. 

1803-5— William Mauleverer, Lie. Feb. 25, 1803 (D.R.). See Prebs. of Tynan. 

1825-6— John T. Paul (Par. Reg.). 

1827— W. Stone Ashe, Lie. Nov. 20 (D.R.). 

1831-53— Henry Ussher (Par. Reg.) ; ord. D. 1823. 

1845-51— John Joseph Jackson. See Rectors. 

124 Parish of Ballinderby, Curates, and Notes. 

1861-2— Ralph William Harden, T.C.D. B.A. 1860; Div. Test. 1861 ; ord. D. 
1861 ; P. 1862 ; C. Enniscorthy 1862-73 ; P.O. St. Iberius, Wexford, 
1865-73 ; C. Ch. Ch., Kingstown 1873-'5 ; Qer. Sec. Jews Soc. (Irish Aux.) 
1876-95 ; R. St. John's, Monkstown 1895-1910. 

1865-7— Frederick B. White. See Creggan. 

1868-82— Pilsworth Bookey, M.A. See Tartaraghan. 

1870-2— William Mathews. See Brackaville. 

1882— Legh Richmond Hamilton, B.A. See Keady Curates. 

1882— Robert Edward Briscoe, M.A. See Drumnakilly. 

1882-3— Robert Winthrop Baldwin Sealy, T.C.D. B.A. 1863 ; ord. D. 1868 ; 
P. 1869 ; C. Kilskeery 1868-70 ; C. Castleterra 1871-2 ; C. Ballymote 
1872-7 ; C. PUtown 1878 ; C. Purton (G. and B.) 1880-1 ; C. Tarbert 1884 ; 
C. Fethard (Ferns) 1886-7. 

1883-6— Thomas Torrens, T.C.D. B.A. (Resp.) and Div. Test. 1884; ord. D. 
1883; P. 1884 ; C. Christ Ch., Burton-on-Trent 1887 ; C. Finchley 1887-91 ; 
C. Swanage 1891-3 ; R. Killesherdoney (Cavan) 1893-5 ; R. Swanlinbar 
1895-05 ; C. St.Paul's, Leamington 1905-6 ; C. Hessle (Yorks.) 1906. 

1885— James Stanley Monck, B.A. See Qonoe. 

1893-4— Osborne Chesnutt, Lie. June 19, 1893. See Ballyclog. 


Ballinderry=the town of the wood of oaks ; the parish taking its name 
from the townland in which the ancient church was built, known as 
Church Hill burial ground and now vested in the District Council of Maghera- 
felt. Very probably there was an ancient Christian foundation here, and 
also at Eglish or Gort on the Tyrone side of the parish, where is a burlal- 
groimd now vested in the District Council of Cookstown. Lewis (T. D.) 
says the church then (1837) was " a large edifice in the later English style, 
erected in tl707." In i?. F. 1622 we read : " Rector resident, church in 
building, Ballinderry and Tamlaght, convenient to be united, Londonderry 
must find land for these [i.e., for glebes.]" The Salters Company received 
a grant of the greater part of the parish in the reign of James I and built a 
Castle at Salterstown, near Lough Neagh in 1615. The Company pro- 
bably built the church at the same time. In 1641 the Castle was taken 
by Sir Phelim O'Neill and all the inmates were put to death with the 
exception of the keeper and his family, who, with the Rector (Mr. Birket) 
escaped to Carrickfergus, where, however, they are said to have been 
starved to death. The rebels also destroyed Ballinderry church, which 
was afterwards rebuUt. 

In 1633 the R. was valued at £20 {R. V. ). In 1 766 there were 85 Protestant 
and 128 R.C. families in the parish (Pari. Bet.). " One church in this and 
the annexed parish, an old bad glebe house, the R. resides on his benefice 
at Ardee, the Curate resides in the parish " (Bet. to Lords, circa 1768). 

1826 — " The church built about 100 years ago and the glebe built in 
1800 [recte 1795] at the expense of £830, being from the private funds of the 
Incumbent, except £92 a gift of the Board of First Fruits " (Beport of 1826). 

In 1849 the ,*church being very old and at some distance from the 
Rectory, a new church was built close to the glebe house, and consecrated 
on May 11, 1849, being dedicated to St. John. After Disestablishment 
Rev. J. J. Jackson bought out the Rectory house and lands for the parish, 
gave a cottage and ground for the Schoolmaster and a house for the 
Sexton ; and also liberally assisted the Parochial Endowment Fund. 

The Communion Paten and Flagon (plated ware), are inscribed : " Ballin- 
derry Church, Richard Boiu-ne, Rector, 1795." 

Records extant : — In P.R.O. Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 
1802 to 1875. In Incumbent's possession Registers since 1875, and Vestry 
Minutes from 1773. Preacher's Books from 1846. 

Parishes of Ballybarrack and Ballyclog. 125 


(Co. Louth). 

1730— Rev. Wm. Woolsey was Lie. P.C. on 1 Dec. (D.R.). See Dundalk. 


An Impropriate Rectory, now part of Dundalk parish, the tithes and 
ancient glebe of which belonged to the monastery of St. Thomas-Court, 

On the dissolution of the monasteries the Rectory became Crown 

1570. — On the 28th June, 1570, the Rectory was leased to John Dee for 
21 years (Ferguson Limitation of Actions Bill, p. 78). 

In 1611. — The R. and tithes were granted in fee on 12th March to Sir 
Edward Fisher, Knt. {P.R.). 

In 1622 William Bishop was Impropriator (R.V.). 

In 1656 the great and small tithes were rented to William Dawson at £.3 
(Rental of Tithes, Commonwealth Papers, P.R.O.). Soon afterwards they 
passed into the hands of the Draycot family. We find Henry Draycot, of 
Mornington, Co. Meath, by deeds dated 22nd and 23rd Oct., 1694, settling 
this R. and that of S. Leonard's, Dundalk, on the heirs male of his body, 
remainder to his near relations Patrick and Philip Draycot and Henry 
Talbot, in tail male {P.R.). William Talbot was Impropriator in 1767 
( V.B.). According to a Return to the House of Lords, circa 1760, there was 
no church and no curate. 

In 1871 this parish became part of the Union of Dundalk. 

BALLYCLOG.— rCo. Tyrone.) 

1535— John O'CuUen appears (Ann. Hib., 25). 

1535— Eugene O'CulIen binds himself for the first fruits (Ann. Hib., 14). 
See Ardtrea. 

a^eciots otr CpreBenbatieg. 

1405— Benedict Oculean, " R. of Clonfeacle and Canon and Official 1^ ' i' ' 
Tullyhog " (Col. Pap. Lett. VI, 37). Otv.^ <r. ^P-vctr. 

1432— Alexander McKathmayll appears (D.R.). 

1440 circa — Patrick O'Lucheran (D.R.). 

1440— David O'Culean appears (D.R.) ; also R. Drumfadda. See below. 

1441— Manus O'Dowyn deprived in 1441 (D.R.). 

1441— Arthur McKathmayll was official of the Deanery of Tullyhog. On 14 
June, 1441, was coll. to Drumfadda to hold in commendam with Bally- 
clog by reason of the deposition of O'Dowyn for insufficiency and contu- 
macy (D.R.). Is still R. in 1450 (D.R.). 

1456— David O'Culean deprived in 1456 (D.R.). See above. 
^456— Manus O'Coyna coll. Sep. IS, O'Culean being deprived (Z).i2.). vr. j^, U^*^' 
0468— Nicholas Weston, Preb., promoted to See of Derry (An7i. Hib., 22). 

1468— Patrick O'Mulchathayn receives provision for it from the Pope, 5 
Kal. Feb. {Ann. Hib., 22). 

126 Parish of Ballyclog, Rectors and Vicars, 1488-1787. 

1488— Donat McKathmayll died AprD 16 (D.R.). The Prebend was then 
granted in succession to Owen O'Nayll so long aa he would be grateful 
and obedient, and on condition that he was to get the cure of souls 
supplied {D.R.). 

1518— Owen O'Corr or Eugenius Ycorr appears (D.R.). He died in 1529. 

1529— Denis McKathmayll, coll. July 2 (D.R.). '?^- ^^- (^y-^-^-^"^)- 

(gecforg an^ (Picate. 

1618— Thomas Bradley, A.B, R. and V. ; coll, Oct. 25. " Dischargeth ye 
cure every Sunday and gives ye Curate £6 per annum " {R.V. 1622). 
A Thomas Bradley is again inst. on Jan. 20 (28 ?), 1627/8 {F.F. T.), having 
been presented on Dec. 4, 1627, according to R.V. 1633, which states 
that he was ord. P. on June 16, 1619, and kept a Curate, Robert Cunning- 
ham. Bradley also held Ardtrea, q.v. 

[1659— Alexander Osborne, M.A., of Glasgow University, to get £100 salary 
from 29 Sep. at Ballyclog Union on testimonial from Down Presbytery 
of 24 Sep. {Comm., Vol. A/91, " Ministers of the Gospel "). Alexander 
Osborne was ejected from Ballyclog at the Restoration. An A. C, 
probably the same, was Presbyterian Minister in 1689 (see Reid's 
Hist, of Fresh., II, 59)]. 

1663— Humphrey Leigh, inst. R. May 9 (F.F.T.). He was previously 
Commonwealth Minister at Donaghenry (q.v.). The P. Will of Rev. 
Humphrey Leigh, of Killary, Co. Meath, was proved in 1696. We find 
also the P. Will of Hunlphrey Lea (his father ?), late of the parish of 
Errigal, Co. Tyrone, proved on 25th June, 1629. 

1666— Thomas Wilkinson, inst. Nov. 30 (F.F.T.). See Arboe. 

1682— William Dalgarno or Delgarno, coll. June 12 {F.F.T. and D.R.). 
See Treasurers. 

1727— Hon. Charles Caulfleld, M.A., coll. Nov. 7 {D.R.) ; res. BaUyclog 
in 1742 for Donaghenry. See Arboe. 

1742— Thomas Staples, coll. Dec. 15 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1722 ; M.A., — ; 
Preb. CoolstufEe and Edermine (Ferns) 1731-6 ; R. Magherafelt 1736-8 
and R. Derryloran 1738-62, holding this parish with the latter. He was 
the 3rd son "of the Sir Robt. Staples, Bart,, of Dunmore, Queen's Co., 
and m. Grace, dau. of John Houston, of Castlestewart, Co. Tyrone, in 1736. 
He died in 1762, and his P. Will was proved on 23 Aug., 1762, having been 
made on 20 May, 1762. He bequeathed to his wife Grace and his eldest 
son John [=:Rt. Hon. John, father of Rev. J. M. Staples, R. of Lissan, 
q.v.] in trust, his estate of Castlestewart and Craigs and the moiety of 
lands which he with Hon. and Rev. Charles Caulfield had lately purchased 
from the Earl of Antrim in Co. Antrim, also bequeaths his interest in the 
collieries of which he was joint owner with the Primate, Rt. Hon. Arthur 
Hill.and Hon. and Rev. C. Caulfield, and the moiety of his estate in Lissan. 
His sons Robert, Alexander (see Donoughmore), Thomas and Archibald, 
and his daus. Mary and Leonora receive £1,000 each, and £5 each is left 
for the poor to the parishes of Lissan, Derryloran, Donaghenry and 
Ballyclog. By a codicil his wife is to add £500 to Robert's share ; if 
Thomas gets the Cornetcy now held by John it shall be in consideration 
of the £1,000 above. (See Baronetages). 

1762— James Lowry, M.A., coll. Aug. 16 (D.R.) ; held this parish with 
Clogheruy, q.v. 

1787— Samuel Morris, coll. April 27 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1752 ; M.A. 1756 ; 
C. Tynan 1767; R. NewtownhamUton 1780-7. Rev. Samuel Morris 

Parish of Ballyclog, Rectors and Vicars, 1787-1908. 127 

of Glebe Lodge, Co. Tyrone, and of Belville, alias Gortneglogh in same Co. 
(to which property he succeeded by the Will of his cousin, Thomas Morris, 
Surveyor- General of Ulster, dated Jan. 9, 1797, and not proved) was the 
son of John M., of Dublin (adm. granted in Prer. Court to his son Samuel, 
7 Sep., 1775). He m. Dorothy, 2nd dau. of Rev. Wm. Enery, D.D., R. 
of Killeshandra, and had issue a son John, b. circa 1770 in Co. Armagh ;. 
ent. T.C.D. 27 Oct., 1786, aged 16, and a dau. Dorothy^iving in 1802. Irr"^ 
His P. Will, dated 5 June, 1800, with a codicil 19 Nov., 1802, was proved 
12 May, 1804. A Samuel Morris was Preb Tecolme (Leighlin) 1776-'93. 

1804— Francis Laurence Gore, B.A., coll April 25 (D.R.) ; res. in 1817 

for Donaghenry, q.v. 
1817— William Smith, coll. Nov. 7 (D.R.). Either (a) son of Rev. Wm. S., 

b. in Co. Antrim ; ent. T.C.D. Nov. 25, 1788, aged 18, or (b) ent. T.C.D. 

July 8, 1790. T.C.D. B.A. 1793; M.A. 1811 ; ord. P. Nov. 30, 1795; 

C. Donoughmore 1795. A dau. of his lies bur. in St. Peter's, Drogheda. 

1834 — Henry Greene, coll. Sep. 2 {D.R.). He was the son of Dr. James G., 
and was b. in Co. Louth, and at age of 17 ent. T.C.D. Nov. 5, 1810 ; B.A., 
1816 ; ord. D. 1818 ; P. 1818 ; C. Drumglass 1822 ; m. Susan Farran 1829 ; 
Isabella his dau. was bap. Ist Jan., 1829, Frances Mary his dau., b. 
Dec. 14, 1837, George his son, b. Oct. 31, 1843. He died at Ballyclog 
Dec. 15, 1871, aged 77 years. 

1872— Henry Waiters Carson, inst. AprU 1 (D.R.) : T.C.D. Sch. 1869 ; B.A. 
1871 ; Div. Test. (1) 1872 ; Theol. Exhib. (First) 1873 ; M.A. 1875 ; B.D. 
1878 ; ord. D. 1870 ; P. 1872 ; C. Woods Chapel 1870-2 ; res. Ballyclog 
April 12, 1874 ; Asst. Div. Lecturer T.C.D. 1884 ; C. Rathmichael (Dublin) 
1889-90 ; R. Santry 1890-5. A son of Dr. Thomas Carson, Bishop of 
Kilmore ; he m. June 26, 1872, Isabell Jane, 3rd dau. of Hon. Judge 
Martley ; died Sep. 1, 1895. His eldest brother, also Sch. T.C.D., Rev. 
Thomas W. Carson compiled and printed privately a History of ' Carson, 
of Shanroe, Co. Monaghan," 4to, Dub., 1879. 

1874— Charles Leslie Garnett, M.A., inst. July 31 {D.R.)- See Arboe. 

1875— John Matthew Young, B.A., inst. Dec. 7 {D.R.) ; res. in 1888 for 
Kildress, q.v. 

1888— John Robert McKim, B.A. inst. Oct. 29 {D.R.) ; res. in 1891 for 
Desertlyn, q.v. 

1892— Samuel Fenton, inst. Feb. 9 {D.R.); T.C.D. ; Abp. King's Div. Prize 
(1) and Bp. Forster's Prize (2), and B.A. 1887 ; Div. Test. (1) and Warren 
Prize 1888 ; M.A. 1890 ; ord. D. 1888 ; P. 1889 ; C. Maghera 1888-91 ; 
C. Desertlyn 1891-2 ; res. for R. Ballyscullion (Derry) 1894-1909 ; Hon. 
C Christ Ch., Belfast, 1909. 

1894— Osborne Chesnutt, inst. Sep. 5 {D.R.); T.C.D. B.A. 1877; Div. 
Test. 1878 ; M.A. 1880 ; ord. D. 1877 ; P. 1878 ; C. Kiltanlea (Killaloe) 
1877-8; C. Stow (Norfolk) 1878-9; C. MUford (Raphoe) 1879-80; C. 
Derg 1880-1 ; C. Kenmare 1882-4 ; Acting Chapl. to Forces 1885-7 ; C. 
Balleek 1888-90 ; C. Tomregan 1891-2 ; C. Ballinderry 1893 ; died Sep. 
8, 1908 ; bur. at Stewartstown. 


1633— Robert Cunningham {R. V.). 
1744 — Francis Hamilton, Lie. Sep. 7. See Dundalk. 
1760— Hugh Stewart (Pad. Ret. and V.B.). StUl C. in 1767. 
1801— William Mauleverer, B.A., Lie. Nov. 13 {D.R.). See Tynan. 
1817— Charles Wolfe, B.A. Author of The Buried of Sir John Moore. 
b. in Dublin, 14 Dec, 1791 ; T.C.D. B.A. ; ord. 1817. His biographers 

128 Parish of Ballyclog, Curates and Notes. 

say that after a few weeks labour here he became C. of Donoughmore, 
which also see. After travelling abroad in vain search for health, he d. 
at Cove, near Cork, 21 Feb., aged 31. He wrote the famous Elegy on 
the Death of Sir John Moore, in 1814, in his 23rd year. His " Remains 
. . . with a brief Memoir of his life," by his friend T. A. Russell, 
Archdeacon of Clogher, was first published in 1825, and went through 
8 editions. See B.N.B., Webb's Compendium, and AUibone's Diet., with 
copious references and notices of reviews. 

1861-2— John MacLaurin, LL.D. See MuUabrack. 

1869-72— William George Devenish, son of John G., b. in Co. Roscommon; 
ent. T.C.D. in 1856, aged 16; B.A. 1861; Div. Test. (2) 1864; ord. D. 
1864 ; P. 1865 ; C. liilskeery 1864-9 ; C. Drumcree 1872-7 ; C. AU Saints', 
Vauxhall, Liverpool 1877-85 ; C. Holy Trinity, St. Helen's 1885-6 ; R. 
Abbeylara 1886-1909. 


Ballyclog=Baile an cluig=tlie town ol the bell. So called from the 
Bell of St. Patrick, now in the National Museum, Dublin. See Memoir 
of it by Bishop Reeves in Transactions of Royal Irish Academy, and also 
his Memoir of it with illustrations, pub. by Ward, Belfast. 

The parish of Ballyclog for the most part was included in the Manor 
of Stewartstown, granted by James I to Sir Andrew Stewart. The lands 
of Belmont were, however, an original freehold held by the Bells and 
Darraghs for more than 300 years by allodial tenure, being the only lands 
in this country held by that title (L.T.D.). There is an underground 
rivulet in this parish, which flows into Lough Neagh. 
1622— "Church in building, glebe inconvenient" (R.V.). 
1633— Value of the R. was £35 {R.V.). 

1766 — The Pari. Bet. of this year contains a list of the names of inhabitant 
householders of the parish. 

1767 — There were 2088 Protestants and 952 Roman Catholics in the 
parish ; no glebe house ; value of living £200 ; Hugh Stewart, Curate, served 
7 years on £50, is resident ; 1 Church, 1 Presbyterian Meeting House, both 
in good repair, 1 place of Romish worship; no house thereon {Pari. Bet.). 
1768 — " A glebe, but no glebe house " (Bet. to Lords). 
1790 — Rep. of 1836 states that " glebe house was built in 1790 at a cost 
of £518 188. 5^. Church very old." 

1870— Value of R. £270 I63. lOd. At the Disestablishment the old 
graveyard of Ballyclog was vested in the local authorities. 

The Communion Chalice and Paten— plated— are inscribed " The gift of 
the Rev. Samuel Morris to the Parish of Ballyclog." 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention Order 
Baptisms, Marriages, Burials from 1828 ; also Vestry Books from 1828, 
and Preacher's Books from 1872. In Office of R.C.B. — Deed of Conveyance 
of site for church, 14 June, 1865. 

BALLYEGLISH.— rCo. Tyrom.) 

1866— Thomas Josiah Jones, M.A., Lie. Feb. 25 (D.B.) ; res. for Tullaniskin 

1869— John Richey, Lie. April 1 (D.B.) ; res. in 1879 for Desertcreat, q.v. 

1879— Edward Fitzhardinge Campbell, M.A., inst. Sep. 25 (D.B.) ; res. in 
1886 for Killyman, q.v. 

Parishes of Ballyeglish and Ballygawley. 129 

1887— Joseph Grundy Burton, M.A., inst. Jan. 20 (D.B.) ; res. in 1889 for 

Clogherny, q.v. 
1889— John Herbert Kelly, M.A., inst. Nov. 26 (D.B.) ; res. in 1895 for 

Dunany, q.v. 
1895— Edward Daniel Crowe, M.A., inst. July 16 (D.R.) ; res. in 1897. See 

1897— Edward Adam Tichborne, inst. Mar. 25 {D.B.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1892 ; 

Div. Test. 1893 ; M.A. 1899 ; ord. D. 1894 ; P. 1895 ; C. Creagh, Co. 

Galway 1894-7 ; res. in 1901 for V. Holy Trinity Lomas de Zanora, 

Buenos Ayres 1901-5 ; C. Kilfenora 1906-7 ; R. St. Paul's, Cork, 1907. 

1901— WilUam Hogarth, inst. Jan. 23 (D.B.) ; ord. D. 1892; P. 1893; 
C. Tudhoe 1892-4 ; C. Earls Colne 1894-5 ; C. Mullabrack 1896-1901 ; 
m. Laura, dau. of late Dr. Edwards, of Tudhoe Park House, Spenny- 
moor, Co. Durham. 


1869— Thomas Adderley, B.A., Lie. Dec. 19 (D.B.). 


Bally-egIish=Church-town. The Parish was a Perpetual Curacy formed 
out of Ardtrea and Tamlaght in 1866, to which the Incumbents of these 
parishes (Ardtrea 19 turns, Tamlaght 1 turn) nominated. 

The Church was built in 1866, Andrew Spotswood, Esq., Agent for the 
Salters Co., lajnng the foundation stone on July 23. It was consecrated 
on Feb. 23, 1868, being dedicated to St. Matthias. The glebe house was 
built in 1880 at a cost of about £1,300. The Communion Chalice and Paten 
are inscribed " St. Matthias' Church, Ballyeglish, 1867." 

Rbcords extant : — The Registers commence in 1868 and are in the 
Incumbent's possession. In Office of R.C.B. Deed of Conveyance of site of 
church from Salters Co., 1 June, 1865. 

BALLYGAWLEY.— rCo Tyrom). 

1830— Thomas Murray, Lie. Aug. 10 {D.B.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1823. According 
to Bep. 1836 he was Lie. in Oct., 1829. 

1836— F Graham. Vice Murray. 

1836— John Leech, B.A., Lie. Sep. 6 {D.B.) ; res. in 1841 for Moy, q.v. 

1841— Hugh Lefroy Baker, B.A., Lie. Jan. 12 {D.B.) ; res. in 1867 for 
Darver, q.v. 

1867— John Maxwell Moutray, B.A., Lie. June 19 {D.B.) ; res. on Jan. 2, 
1872 and became in 1877, R. Erriglekeerogue q.v. 


1872— Thomas Edward Adderley, B.A., inst. June 14 {D.B.) ; res. in 1884 
for Killeshil, q.v. 

The parish was then joined to Erriglekeerogue, 1884-7. 

1887— John Wilkinson, B.A. T.C.D., inst. Mar. 8 (D.B.) ; ord. D. 1884 ; 
P. 1886; C. Killoran, Co. Sligo, 1884; C. of Ballygawley and Errigle- 
keerogue 1884-7; res. this parish Dec. 1, 1887, and became C. St. 


130 Parish of Ballygawley, Incumbents, &c. 

Mary's, Donnybrook 1887-9; R. Ballysonnan 1889; m. Feb. 20, 1885, 
Sarah, dau. of Very Rev. Dean Townsend, of Achonry. 

On his resignation the parish was placed under Rev. J. M. Moutray, 
LL.D., Rector of Erriglekeerogue, as Curate-in- Charge, 1887-90. 

1892— Thomas Nash, inst. May 23 (D.R.) previously Curate-in-charge 
1890-2 ; res. in 1906 for Ballinderry, q.v. 

1906— John Foster Fairbanks, inst. March 20 {D.R.) ; T.C.D., Late Ex- 
hibitioner ; B.A. (Resp.) 1900 ; Div. Test. 1901 ; ord. D. 1901 ; P. 1902 ; 
C. Carnteel 1901-6; m. Miss Florence Napier of London. 


1834— John Campbell Quinn. See Killeavy Curates. 

1884 — John Wilkinson, B.A., Lie. Nov, 7 {D.B.) ; became Incumbent 
in 1887. 

1887 — John Maxwell Moutray, LL.D, R. Erriglekeerogue, was Curate-in- 
charge. See Erriglekeerogue. 

1888— James Lacy Winn, Curate-in-charge; ord. D. 1875; P. 1876; 
served in Australia 1876-87 ; res. Ballygawley in 1889; C. Fethard 1889; 
again emigrated to Australia. 

1890 — Thomas Nash, Lie. June 3, 1890. See Licumbents. 

Ballygawley [=Gawley*s Town] was established as a Perpetual Curacy 

on Nov. 26, 1829, and comprised 18 to%vnlands taken from Erriglekeerogue 
and 12 townlands taken fi-om Carnteel Parishes. The Rectors of these 
Parishes had tiU 1870 the alternate right of nomination ; each to pay £35 
to the P.C. 

The lands of Ballygawley was granted in 1614 to Sir Gerald Lowther, 
who buUt the Castle which was destroyed by the rebels under Sir Phelim 
O'Neill in 1642. 

The Church was consecrated on Sep. 27, 1832, and cost £1,000, of which 
£900 was a gift from the Board of First Fruits. The living in 1869 was 
worth £105. 

There is at present no glebe house : but under the Will of the late Mr. 
Archibald McCaughan — a parishioner — his house and land, are, on the 
death of his widow, to become the property of the Church, to be used as 
a glebe. The parish has been handsomely endowed by the late Rev. J. 
M. Moutray, LL.D. The silver Chalice and other Communion Plate has 
the inscription : " Ballygawley, Diocese of Armagh, 1836." 

Records extant : — In P.R.O. 3 Vols. Baptisms 1829-78, Marriages 
1832-49, Burials 1832-78. Registers since these dates in Incumbent's 
possession. In Office of R.C.B. Deed of Conveyance of site of church from 
the Primate, 6 April, 1830. 

BALLYMAKENNY.— (Co. Lo^<;t) 

^etpeiuaf Cutrafeg. 

1785— WlUIam BIssett, M.A. ; held Ballymakenny with R. Dunbin ; be- 
came Preb. Loughgall in 1791. See Chancellors. 

1791 — John Graves, Lie. Feb. 17 {D.R.) ; held also R. Dunbin and C. Drom- 
shallon; T.C.D. Sch. 1750; B.A. 1752; M.A. 1761 ; was R. Tartaraghan 
1764-91 ; died in 1809. His P. Will was proved on 25 April, 1809. In 
it he desired to be bur. in the cliurchj^ard of the parish where he dies. 
Leaves to his dear friend Rev. Thos. Maunsell, of Knocktopher, Co. 

Parish of Ballymakenny, Incumbents, Curates, &c. 131 

Kilkenny, and Andrew M'Creight £1400 in trust to pay to Harriett 
Atthill orse Maunsell, wife of Rev. Wm. A., Rector of Fintona, the interest 
of £500 for life, and to Emily and Dora, the two daus. of Rev. George 
Maunsell, Dean of Leighlin £450 each. Bequests to the Dean's wife 
Helena and to Thomas, George, Richard and Edward, the Dean's sons ; 
£20 each to the poor of Ballymakenny and Tartaraghan, to be divided 
among them by the R.C. priests of said parishes. Releases Rev. Brabazon 
Disney from a bond of £50. WUl made 13 May, 1805. 

1809— Arthur Ellis, B.A., Lie. April 5 (Vestry Book) ; also C. Drumshallon ; 

res. in 1826 for Ardee, q.v. 
1826— Anthony Adams, M.A., Lie. Sep. 21 (D.R.) ; According to Bep. of 

1836 he was lie. to Ballymakenny on »Sep. 21, 1814 — perhaps as C. to 

Ellis, not as P.C. ; res. in 1842 for V. Collon, q.v. 
1842— Charles Miller, B.A., Lie. Mar. 22 (D.R.) ; res. in 1866 for R. New- 

townhamilton. See Carlingford. 


1867— James Silcock, Lie. Feb. 5 (D.B.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1838 ; ord. D. 1840 ; 
P. 1841 ; C. Loughgilly 1850-67. Born May 1st, 1809, at Marybrooke 
House, Crossgar, Co. Down ; educated at a private school ; m. in 1848 
Ellen, eldest dau. of James Greer, J.P., Corbally House, Bishopscourt, 
Co. Down ; had issue 5 sons including late Charles Silcock, (father of 
District Inspector L. C. G. Silcock, R.I.C.), and W. M., 2nd son, who d. 
21 Feb. 1873, aged 22, Henry F, and Robert John, and one dau. Annie 
Kathleen, m. In 1883, to Clement West, C.E. He d. at Ballymakenny, 
April 19, 1887. 

1887— Frederick Stephen Aldhouse, inst. May 31 (D.B.) ; Islington Proprie- 
tary Sch. (Exhibitioner), Hertf. Coll., Oxford ; MacBride Sch. 1863 ; 
Lusby Sch. 1865 ; 2nd CI. Mod. 1865 ; B.A. (3rd CI. Lit. Hum.) 1867 ; 
M.A. 1870 ; ord. D. 1868 ; P. 1869. Son of Frederick Aldhouse and his 
wife Sarah Elizabeth, of London ; C. Kilmore (Co. Monaghan) and Asst. 
Master Dioc. School, Monaghan, 1868-75 ; Master of Tate's Sch., Wex- 
ford 1875-8 ; Head Master Drogheda Grammar School 1878 ; editor of 
Milton's L'Allegro, II Pensoroso and Lycidas (Marshall & Co., 1879). 
Author of Selections from Latin Poetry for Repetition in Classical 
Schools. His son Rev. F. H. Aldhouse, M.A., is C. Malahide. 

1520— Dominus William Wiley (D.R.). 

1521— Melanus O'Donely (D.R.). 

1690— Tobias Pullein( F.-B.). He became V. St. Peter's, Drogheda, q.v. 

1694 — Thomas Cox. He became V. St. Peter's, Drogheda, q.v. 

1719— Richard Farran, Lie. 2 Sep. (D.R.). 

1730— Edward Lyndon (D.R.). 

1753— Robert Symons, Lie. 5 Nov. (D.R.). 

1759— David Smyth (D.R.). See Beaulieu. 

1783 — Jerome Alley. He became R. of Beaulieu, q.v. 

1807— Joseph Fairtlough (Vestry Book). 


Ballymakenny =Town of Kenny, or S. Canice (Cainech). This parish 
was originally a Rectory appropriate to the See of Armagh (D.R.). 

On 17 June, 1561, Thomas Walsh, Notary Public, recovered certain corn 
tythes of the parish from Hugh Duff, Ballymakenny (Chanc. Decrees). In 
1633 the value of the R. was £3 (B. V. 1633). In 1656 the great tithes 

132 Parish of Ballymakenny, Notes. 

were leased by the Commonwealth to WUliam Taylor at £6 {Comm. Papers 
P.R.O.). " Edward Morgan, gent., holdeth for 60 years the Rectory of 
Ballymakenny at the rent of £4 10s., he to repair the building of the said 
Rectory, and that part or portion of the Church of B. as the said Minister 
or Parson ought to do " (Irish Miscdl. MSS. T.C.D., date unknown). In 
1768 there was " no church or glebe " (Ret. to Lords). 

It seems to have been served up to 12 July, 1785 (when it was erected 
into a Perpetual Curacy, to which the Primate nominated) by the Rectors 
of Beaulieu as Curates (Ret. to Lords). The Assistant Curates of Beaulieu 
seem also to have served the parish (V.B.). 

When it was erected into a P.C. in 1785, Primate Robinson granted 
18 acres for the glebe and endowed the Perpetual Curate with all the tithes 
except those of wool and lambs, by deed, dated July 23, 1785. There is a 
lease (in P.R.O.) from him to Henry Meredyth of the Rectory for 21 years 
from 1st May, 1782, at a rent of £14 5s. 5d. The glebe house, built in 1786, 
cost £668 6s. 2d. 

The Church was built by Primate Robinson about this time, at his own 
expense. " It was built on the site of an old chapel, the ruined walls of 
which Reed and Jones and several others remember to have seen. This 
chapel is said to have been dedicated to ' St. Nicholas of Lyra,' as Reed 
says — query, if it be St. Nicholas of Mira. His festival day is still remem- 
bered by the people, viz., the 6th of December — a patron is held on that 
day " (O.S.L.). 

The Communion Plate (a chalice and paten) is dated 1793, and has the 
following inscription : — " The gift of Richard, Lord Primate to the Per- 
petual Cure of Ballymakenny, 1793." In one of the Registers there is an 
acknowledgment, dated May 15, 1845, by the Vicar and Churchwardens 
of Drumcar, of the gift of one of the Bells of Ballymakenny Church, — the 
Lord Primate consenting to its transfer. The Vestry Minute Book begins 
on April 8, 1806, and contains some interesting entries. The parish then 
contained 971 acres,- — the Ordnance Survey Measure was 1592J statute, — 
£6 was laid on f or a " sallery " for the Clerk and £2 for the Sexton. Philip 
Brabazon and Patt. Read were Churchwardens. A farthing in the £ pro- 
duced £1 Os. 2|d. On April 18, 1808, it was resolved that " as there is 
not ground to build a Schoolhouse on, an humble application be made to 
His Grace the Lord Primate for leave to buUd one on the glebe." This is 
probably the building now used as a Sexton's residence. 

On May 13, 1808, Vestry was adjourned " for want of the Vestry Book, 
it being locked up in one of Mr. Graves's rooms " ! In 1830 the tithes of 
the parish were compounded for £130 5s. Od. per annum, for 21 years. 

Primate Robinson (Lord Rokeby) whose residence, " Rokeby Hall," 
lay near this parish, is said to have built a row of slated houses near the 
church, in which he placed a number of Church families ; but through inter- 
marriages, etc., these families all became Roman Catholics. The church 
accomodates 150, but the largest congregation of which there is a record 
numbered 50, and the average now seldom exceeds 20. 

At disestablishment the net income was £120 6s. lOd. In 1871 the parish 
was united to Marlinstown, part of Drumshallon and part of Philipstown 
as Ballymakenny Union. 

Records extant : — In P.R.O. 1 volume, containing Baptisms and 
Burials 1810-88, and Marriages 1822-52 (but there are evident gaps, showing 
that other records are lost). Also Deeds of Endowment 1785. In Incum- 
bent's possession are Registers since above dates and Vestry Minutes from 
1808, Preaohei's Books 1826-39 and 187 1 to the present. 

Parish of Ballymascanlan, Curates, 1627-1834. 133 

BALLYMASCANLAN.— rco. Louth). 

1627— Roger Briscoe, C, appointed Feb. 5 at £7 per annum {R.V. 1633) ; 
was C. in 1633. See Ardee. The Rectors of Faughart seem to have 
served the parish as Curates-in-charge up to the end of the 17th century. 

1690— Charles Newburgh, V. of Dundalk, is Sequestrator {V.B.). 

(The Moore family were ia 1622 and 1633 impropriators of the Rectory) 
1719— William Ferguson, Lie. Oct. 27 {D.E.); in 1736, became R. Clon- 

more (q.v.). 
1736— Joseph Strain, Lie. Sep. 15 {D.R.). 
1738— Ludlow Brabazon, M.A., Lie. Dec. 7 (D.B.) ; in 1741 became R. 

Barons town (q.v.). 
1741_William Todd or Tod, Lie. May 6 {D.R.) ; also inst. R. Faughart 

same day ; T.C.D. B.A. 1718. He was the Usher at the Free School, 

Drogheda, in 1721, where his son John was bap. 28 Sep., 1721 {Par. Reg.) ; 

C. Arboe 1724. According to V.B. 1748, W. Todd, was then C. Ardee, 
and Tho8.Woolsey was his C.-asst. at Ballymascanlan and Faughart. He 
died in 1754. 

1754_Thomas Woolsey, B.A., Lie. April 24 {D.R.). See Faughart and 
Forkill ; d. in 1779. 

1779— James Eastwood, B.A., Lie. Aug. 10 {D.R.) -, res. in 1797 for Faughart, 

1797 — Denis Magrath, Lie. Dec. 30 {D.R.). He was the son of Connor M., 
b. in Co. Clare ; ent. T.C.D. as a Pens. Sep. 5, 1791, aged 23 ; Sch. 1796 ; 
B.A. 1797 ; m. Isabella McNeale. 

A monument to his memory in Ballymascanlan church has the in- 
scription : — " To the memory of | the Rev. Denis Magrath, | many years 
Rector of this Parish, | who died 5th Septr., 1817, | aged 57 years. | 
Also Isabella his wife, | who died 10th of Feb., 1832, | aged 88 years." 

1817— Owen Ormsby, Lie. Dec. n {D.R.); ent T.C.D. as a Pens., Nov. 7, 
1796 ; afterwards became a Fellow Commoner ; B.A. 1801 ; M.A. 1832 ; ord, 

D. 1808 ; P. 1809. Son of Gilbert Ormsby, Esq., Co. Roscommon. 
Became R. Dunbin 1832, holding it with this parish till his death in 1834. 

A monument in the church bears the inscription : — " Sacred to the 
memory | of the | Rev. Owen Ormsby, | for 17 years Minister of this 
Parish. | Died 4th December, 1834, aged 52 years. | This Tablet is erected 
by I almost every Protestant inhabitant | of this parish | and some of 
his particular friends | in testimony of their affectionate recollection | 
of his spiritual labours | and his private worth." His P. Will was proved 
in 1834. Robert, son of Rev. Owen Ormsby and his wife Anne, bap. 
20 June, 1823 ; Arthur Sydney, son of do., bap. Feb. 4, 1825 {Par. Reg.). 
1834— Henry Theophilus Hobson, Lie. Dec. 15 {D.R.); T.C.D. B.A. 1825. He 
was descended from Samuel Hobson, a Captain in the army, quartered at 
Youghal, where he m. Angel Laundy (whose mother was a Meade of the 
Clanwilliam family). Captain Hobson had 2 sons (1) Samuel, and (2) 
Meade, ancestor of Rev. Canon Hobson, of Portadown, q.v. Both m. 
sisters, Samuel m. Martha Jones, descended from Thomas J., Archbp. 
of Dublin 1606-19, and had (1) Samuel, m.— Le Hunte, (2) Richard, who 


134 Parish of Ballymascanlan, Inxumbents and Curates. 

became Arclideacon of Waterford, (3) William, Captain R.N., of Hobson's 
Bay, Australia, the first Governor of New Zealand, whose son, Capt. 
Hobson, R.N., of the " Fox," took part in the search for Franklin and 
one of whose daus. is Lila, wife of Sir A. Rendel ; (4) Henry Theophilus, 
and several daus., including Angel, who m. Chichester Fortescue and was 
mother of the late Lords Clermont and Carlingford (see Leslie's Kilsaran, 
p. 199). Rev. H. T. Hobson m. (1) Miss Christmas, of Waterford, (2) 
in 1839 Louisa, dau. of Thomas Disney, of Rocklodge. He left issue, 
including WUliam Christmas, bap. Sep. 17, 1843. He died of fever, 
which he contracted during the famine period, when ministering to the 
afflicted, on Aug. 2, 1847, and was bur. at Ballymascanlan, where a monu- 
ment to his memory bears the inscription : — " Sacred to the memory of ( 
the Rev. Henry Theophilus Hobson, A.B., | for 14 years Incumbent of 
this parish. | This tablet has been erected by his sorrowing parishioners, | 
desirous to retain a memorial of one whom they dearly valued | both as 
a faithful and zealous Pastor | and a true Christian friend. | During 
season when the chastening Hand of God | sent famine and pestilence 
on our land. | having freely devoted his energies | to aUeviate the 
sufferings of his poorer brethren | his mortal frame proved unequal to 
the task, | and on the 2nd day of August, 1847, ( he entered into his 
rest, aged 44 years." 

1848— Edmund Francis Knox, B.A., Lie. Jan. 18 (D.R.) ; ord. D. 1826. 
Was he son of Vesey K., ent. T.C.D. July 5, 1818, aged 16 ? Thomas 
Fortescue, son of Rev. Edmond Francis Ejiox and his wife Mary Anne, 
was b. April 3, 1850 {Par. Reg.). 

1851— John Thomas Warren, Lie. Mar. 1 (D.R.). He was the son of John 
Ralph W. (who d. at Ballymascanlan and was bur. Jan. 21, 1862, aged 67), 
and was bom in Dublin ; educated by Mr. Geoghegan ; ent. T.C.D. aged 
16 in 1837 ; B.A. 1842 ; ord. D. 1844 ; P. 1845 ; res. in 1890. See next 


1890— John Thomas Warren, reappointed Licumbent July 25 (D.R.) ; d. 
at Ballymascanlan glebe Jan. 18, 1897, aged 76. An inscription in the 
Chancel reads : — " This Chancel is erected to the glory of God and in 
loving memory of John Thomas Warren, for 47 years Incumbent of 
this Parish, 1850 to 1899, by his family and parishioners." 

1897— Augustine FitzGerald, junior, inst. April 22 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 
1893 ; M.A. 1903 ; ord. D. 1895 ; P. 1897. Second surviving son of Very 
Rev. Augustine FitzGerald, D.D., Dean of Armagh ; was C. Bally- 
mascanlan 1895-7. 

1736— Joseph Strain, Lie. Sep. 15 (D.R.). 

1748— Thomas Woolsey (V.B.). See Perpetual Curates. 

1839— Edward Bruce, Lie. Mar. 24 (D.R.). See Clare. 

1840— James W. Skelton, ord. 1832 (Robertson's Directory). 

1842— George Audouin (RobeHson's Directory). See Dromiskin. 

1843— Abraham Augustus Nunn, Lie. Mar. 8 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1831 ; 

Div. Test. 1842; ord. D. 1842; P. 1843; C. Newcastle (Co. Wicklow) 

1842-3 ; became V. Parr (Liverpool) 1848. 
1850-2— WUliam Parkinson (Par. Reg.). 

1854-60— Ralph Dawson Welsh, Lie. May 2, 1854. See Altedesert. 
1861— John Sharkey (I. CD.). 
1893-5— James Duke, B.A., Lie. Jan. 24. See Killeavy. 

Parish of Ballymascanlan, Notes. 135 

1895— William Hamilton Lowry, T.C.D. B.A. 1881 ; M.A. 1885 ; ord. D. 

1884 ; P. 1885 ; C. Oak River 1884-5 ; I. of do. under S.P.G. 1885-9 ; 

I. Deloraine (Manitoba) 1889-91 ; became C. Earnley, Essex, 1900. 
1895— Augustine FitzGerald, B.A., Lie. Dec. 23. See Incumbents. 


Ballymascanlan =the town of the son of Scanlan. The sept of tiie 
Scanlons were the ancient proprietors of this parish. In 1185 Hugh de 
Lacy granted Ballymascanlan to the Abbey of Mellifont, which held it until 
the dissolution of the monastery, when the Crown granted it to Sir Edward 
Moore. In 1599 it was demised by the Crown to Sir A. St. Leger, who, 
on 26 Nov., 1600, conveyed, inter alia, the R. and Church, with all tithes, 
alterages and oblations, to Sir Garrett Moore {P.R.). Among the Chancery 
Inquisitions printed in the Leinster Volume one of the earliest for the 
Co. Louth is that taken at Ballymascanlan 21 Jan., 1606, (in English) for 
the manor and lordship of " Ballinescanlon or Ballymacscanlon, all the 
lands whereof were at the time of the surrender of the Abbey of Mellifont 
parcell of the possessions of the said late Abbey." It gives the boundaries 
of the manor and mentions that John Whitt (White) of Ballaboy had died 
" seized of six skore acres of land in Proly." In 1656 the great tithes were 
rented by the Commonwealth to John Dodson at 10/-, and the great tithes 
of "Balliboy, BallUurgan and the Newtown," (being a "discovery") were 
rented by J. Slater at 5/- (Comm, Papers, P.R.O.). The Lordship, with 
tithes, advowson, etc., passed from the family of Lord Drogheda to the 
Fortescues by purchase in the 18th century. There is an interesting 
sketch of the parish in Mason's Parochial Survey, Vol. II, p. 68, contributed 
by Rev. Denis Magrath. He says that King James I granted the tithes 
with the Abbey lands to a Mr. Hamilton, who set them tithe free and they 
remained so ever since. The grant was made in 1608 to James Hamilton, 
afterwards Viscount Claneboy. 

In 1622—" Church and Chancel were repaired and cure served by the R. 
of Foghart " (R.V.). In 1633 Lord Moore was Impropriator and the value 
of the Rectory was £100 (R.V.). In 1692 V.B. says, " this is a chapel of 
ease for the church of Foghart." In 1731 Perpetual Curate was " resident, 
but has neither glebe nor parsonage house " {Pari. Ret.). In 1765 Henry 
Carroll was Parish Clerk and John Carey, Schoolmaster {V.B.). In 1767 
the Churchwardens were Malcolm McNeill and Benjamin Thompson (V.B.). 
Up to 1776 £10 a year only was paid to the Curate by the Impropriator 
and £8 extra was received by a tax of 7d. on each house in the parish. Lord 
Clermont, in 1776, promised £20 extra and the Board of First Fruits added 
£40 more. William Henry Lord Clermont also gave a grant of Jenkins- 
town glebe on 12 Aug., 1797, and Thomas, Lord Clermont endowed the 
parish with £2,000 Government Stock on the 19th April, 1855 (Deeds in 
P.R.O.). The glebe house at Jenkinstown was built in 1781, and a new 
one at Ravensdale in 1825 at a cost of £544 (i?ep. 1836). The church 
was enlarged in 1821 by a loan from the Board of First Fruits. The Church 
at Ravensdale, erected at the sole expense of Acheson Thompson, Esq., 
was licensed for Evening Service on 2 Sep., 1854 (D.R.), and opened for 
public worship on 26 Sep., 1854. The net income of the P.C. in 1869 was 
£132 17s. lid. Lord Clermont, whose family had the right of nomination, 
received £570 18s. 9d. for the loss of the advowson in 1870. 

By resolution of Synod, Nov. 21, 1871, the parish of Ballyboys and out- 
lying part of Castletown were added to this parish, and the townland of 
Killcurry was detached and joined to Faughart. 

One of the finest cromlechs in Ireland is to be found in this parish, near 
which is a rath, said to be the burial place of The MacScanlon in the 10th 

136 Parish of Ballymore, Rectors and Vicars. 

century. There are several ancient raths and motes in the parish (see L.A.J. 
and Wright's Louthiana). The Commanion (silver) Chalice, paten and 
Flagon are inscribed : — " Parish of Ballymascanlan," and two silver alms 
plates, given by Lord Clermont in 1849, " Ballymascanlan Church." 

Records bxtant : — In P.R.O. 5 vols., viz.. Baptisms 1801-97, Marriages 
1805-45, Burials 1817-97 (and two entries 1801 and 1808), also Deeds of 
Endowment of Perpetual Curacy and glebe 1776, 1797, 1855. Registers 
since above dates in possession of Incumbent, also Vestry Records from 
1790. In Office of R.C.B. Deed of Conveyance from James Wolfe McNeale 
of ground for addition to churchyard, Nov., 1851. 

BALLYMORE.— rCo. Armagh). 

1343-1886— See Prebendaries of Ballymore. 

In 1886 on the death of Rev. Arthur Molony the Prebend became dis- 
united from the Rectory. Henceforth the Rectors or Incumbents do not 
necessarily hold a Cathedral Stall. 

1886— William McEndoo, inst. Mar. 17 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. (Resp.) 1879 ; 
Div. Test. 1879 ; M.A. 1882 ; B.D. 1891 ; ord. D. 1878 ; P. 1879 ; C. Mary- 
borough 1878-82 ; C. Ballymore 1882-6 ; Examining Chaplain to the 
Primate 1906 ; m. June 8, 1886, Ellen Louisa, widow of late H. W. Wallace 
and dau. of late Rev. W. R. Williams, Ex-Sch. T.C.D., Newry. Died as 
the result of an accident to his trap while visiting his parishioners Mar. 
16, 1908. Two stained glass memorial windows were erected to his 
memory in Ballymore Church in 1909, which bear the following in- 
scription : — {a) " Erected by the parishioners and other friends to the 
glory of God, and in memory of Rev. William McEndoo, B.D., Rector 
of this parish from 1886 to 1908, in recognition of his faithful ministry." 

(6) " Erected by Ellen Louisa McEndoo to the glory of God and in 
loving memory of her dearly beloved husband Rev. Wm. McEndoo, B.D., 
who entered into his rest 16th March, 1908. For ever with the Lord." 

A marble tablet set in the wall records also that the chancel was tiled 
to his memory. 

1908— John McEndoo, inst. May 2 (D.R.) ; brother of his predecessor ; T.C.D. 
B.A. 1883 ; Div. Test. 1884 ; M.A. 1886 ; ord. D. 1883 ; P. 1885 ; C. 
Camteel 1883-93; R. Derrynoose 1893-1908; m. Miss Bond. 

1414— Dublethe Macnabad, Perp. Vicar of Tamplacaliad [i.e., Ballymore] 
has vacated it by death (Cal. Pap. Lett. VI, 432) 2 Non. April. 

1414 — Eugenius O'Lorchan, son of a priest and unmarried woman ; ordained 
by Papal dispensation; to be coll. to the V. vacant by Denis 
Macnabad's death (ibid.). 

1414 — Comedinus O'Ferchian, son of an unmarried man and unmarried 
woman. Mandate to coll. to Perp. Vic. (ibid.). He d. 1429. 

1429— Donald O'Ferchan, coll. because of C. O'Ferchian's decease, Oct. 
21 (D.R.). 

1440— Patrick McKeyrlayd or McKerley (D.R.). Died 1449. 
1449— Owen OTerchan or O'Fercheran, coll. June 1, vice McK. (D.R.). 
See next. 

Parish of Ballymorb, Vicars and Curates. 137 

1553— Thomas O'Ferchlan or O'Ferghran (D.R.). Was he a relative of 
his predecessor ? 

1541— Malachy O'Kelly, priest, coll. Mar. 9, vice OT. dec. {D.R.). Ap- 
pointed Domestic Chaplain 10 June, 1542 {Lib. Nig.). 

[1655 — John Barnes is Commonwealth Minister. See Drumcree. 

1658— William Caldwell put into possession of the " tythes of Tanderagee " 
on certificate of Mr. John Hart and Mr. John Gregg, that he and others 
" are preachers and are peacable " Dec. 24 {Comm, Vol., A/91, " Mini- 
sters of the Oospel "). 

1658 — William Harrison, " Minister of Tandragee ; " order, dated 27 April, 
1659, on petition of the inhabitants of T. re William Harrison their Minister 
be referred to Mr. Sherrard, Minister at Armagh and 2 others on salary 
living in the neighbourhood {Comm. Vol., A/15, Orders 1658/9). Again, 
on 20 July, 1659 : — Order on report of Messrs. Hope Sherrard and Andrew 
Wike and Bennett, Ministers of the Gospel — that Mr. Harrison, Minister 
at Tandragee, do desist from further preaching there and the Commrs. 
for letting tythes and glebes in that County are empowered to set those 
of Tandragee, and Mr. H. is to have the first gale for his former pains 
{Vd. A/n, p. 13, Orders). Again, on 12 May, 1660, he receives £45 
gratuity on certificate of Mr. John Price that above tythes are set to 
Francis Richardson for £45 a year, and that W.H. has been 2 years at 
T. without any salary, except the benefactions of the people { Vol. A/25, 
Money Issues out of Tythe, p. 224). W. Harrison became R. Donaghenry, 


1714 — Archibald Stewart appears ; m. Leonora Vesey, St. Peter's, Dublin 
(M.L. dated July 19, 1714). 

1724— Thomas Power, Lie. Feb. 11 {D.R.). See Ballinderry. 

1765— Robert Martin, Lie. May 1 {D.R.). 

1765— Thomas Sacheverell (F.B.) ; is C. in 1766 {Pari. Ret.) ; nominated V. 
Donaghmore (Down) March 17, 1769 {D.R.). Was son of Colonel 
Henry S. He m. Elizabeth, dau. of Wm. Crozier, of Stramore, Gilford. 
His P. Will made 23 April, 1775, was proved on 15 July following ; de?ired 
to be bur. " on the North side of the church [of Donaghmore] opeside 
the steeple as privetly as possible." Bequeaths to his wife Elizabeth 
a house and garden in Tandragee and cash ; bequests to his sister Hester 
Turnly ; to Martha, Mary and Elizabeth, daus. of his nephew Meredith 
Atkinson ; to his niece Hester, dau. of his brother William S ; to his 
nephews Francis and John ; to George Gough and Mary Allen. Thos. 
Kelly, Richhill, exor. and res. leg. 

1819 — Leslie Creery, Curate {Bradshaw's Directory). He was R. Ramoan 

1822— W. Wilson {Acton Vestry Book) became R. Newbliss 1850-68 ; R. 
Ballybay 1868. 

1823— James WUson, Lie. Nov. 8 {D.R.). See Clare. 

Circa 1830— J. E. White. 

1836 — Edward Elwood ; ord. D. 1833 {Robertson's Directory). 

Circa 1840— Henry Burdett, B.A. T.C.D. ; ord. D. 1839. He was the son 
of Rev. John B. (son of George B., of Heath House, Queen's Co., M.P.) 
by Margaret, dau. of Michael Head, of Derrycastle, Co. Tipp. He m. in 
1842 Sybilla, dau. of Thomas Fleetwood, and died at Malahide 16 Feb., 
1875, in his 63rd year. 

1849— Richard Johnston, B.A., Lie. May 22 {D.R.). See Kilmore. 

1859— Henry B. Carter, Lie. Jan. 18 {D.R.). See Den-yloran. 

138 Parish of Ballymore, Curates and Notes. 

1859— John Phillips Bushe, Lie. Dec. 6 (D.R.). See Acton. 

1862-5 — Lewis Reynolds Hearn. See Charlemont. 

1869-71 — Lorenzo Shepherd. He was the son of Wlliam S., printer, and 
was b. in Dublin. At age of 19 he ent. T.C.D. 1862 ; B.A. 1866 ; Div. 
Test. 1867 ; ord. D. 1868 ; P. 1869 ; C. LoughgaU 1868-9 ; Chap. R.N. 
1871-81 ; C. Donaghmoine 1881-2 ; Acting C.F. 1882 ; R. St. Paul's, 
Rapid City, Manitoba 1883-5 ; S.P.G. Missionary m Rupertsland 1885. 

1871-4— Joseph Adderley, T.C.D. B.A. 1870 ; M.A. 1876 ; C. Keady 1870-1 ; 
R. Meenglass 1874-67 ; R. of Corcomohide (Limerick) 1877. 

1874-6— William Wilson, T.C.D. B.A. (Resp.) and Div. Test (2) 1873; 
ord. D. 1873 ; P. 1874 ; C. Ballymoney 1873-4 ; C. TuUamore (Meath) 
1876-8 ; C. Seagoe 1868-79 ; C. Crosspatrick 1879-85 : C. Mark (Somerset) 
1888-91; C. Soulsby (Westm.) 1891-4; now C. of North Otterington 

1876-8— WiUiam Doherty ; T.C.D. B.A. 1876 ; C. Donaghmoine 1879-83 ; 
R. Culdaff 1883-4. Went to Australia. 

1878-81— Chales F. Wilkinson. Educated in T.C.D. ; Sen. Soph. 1869 ; 
ord. D. 1870 ; P. 1871 ; C. St. Patrick's, Newry, 1871-7 ; Insp. Religious 
Education, Armagh, 1877-8 ; C. Ballymore 1878-81 ; C. St. John's, Sandy- 
mount 1881-1900, and Catechist Dio. Board of Rel. Ed., Dublin, 1881 ; 
Hon. Canon Res. Christ Ch. Cath. 1890-1 ; Acting C.F. 1900-1 ; General 
Lie. Dublm 1901. 

1881— Matthew Banks Hogg, Lie. Aug. 26 (D.R.). See Keady. 

1883-6— William McEndoo, M.A. See Rectors. 

1888— Thomas J. MeEndoo, B.A., Lie. Sep. 24 {D.R.). See Drumglass. 

1894-1903— James White, T.C.D. B.A. ; (Sen. Mod. Eth. and Log.) 1891 ; 
M.A. 1901 ; Div. Test. 1901 ; ord. D. 1894 ; P. 1895 ; Librarian of Cashel 
Cathedral 1903-8 ; Diocesan C. of Cashel 1903. Son of late Very Rev. 
G. P. ^Vhite, Dean of Cashel. 

1903 — Percy Marks, B.A. See Annaghmore. 

1906 — Henry Egerton, B.A. See Donoughmore Upper. 

1908— John Thomas Armstrong, T.C.D. B.A. ; ord. D. 1908 ; P. 1909. 


Ballymore=Great town. Anciently called Tawnatalee, modernised 
Tanderagee. Joyce says it =Ton-le-gaeith=Tonlegee=backside to the 

wind. The word is also spelled Tamplaccliad. Perhaps its meaning is= 
the Church of the low-lying or Marshy Meadow. It was also called Mounter- 
kenny, from the family of Kenny. The district originally belonged to 
the O'Hanlons, who had their Castle here. Their estates were confiscated 
for participation in Tyrone's rebellion in Elizabeth's reign, and were granted 
by the Crown to Oliver St. John, in 1610. In R. V. 1622 the following note 
occurs : — "Church now built part by ye Lord Grandison [Oliver St. John], 
who also gave chalice and pulpit cloth to ye same ; ye parishioners and 
recusants have buUt ye rest ; no building [i.e., glebe house], ye gleabe in- 
convenient, ye nearest to ye church litigious for which if the Incumbent 
enjoy it, must pay £20 to Ld. Moore and Sir Henry Bourchier, Knt." It is 
said that the walls of this church were buUt 4 feet thick by St. John and 
mounted with cannon. 

The value of the R. m 1633 was £100 (R.V. 1633). The tithes were 
rented in 1656 by Comet Francis Lucas for £40 [Comm. Papers). 

The church was burnt down by the rebels in 1641, and repaired in 1670 
by Captain Henry St. John, who was killed in 1679 at Drumlin by the 
O'HarJons (see Prebendaries — Laurence Power), and lies buried in the St. 
John vault of the church in front of the pulpit. 

In 1812 when the old church was taken down the marks of the artillery 
and fire of 1641 were very evident in the walls. It was then rebuilt and the 

Parish of Ballymoyer, Rectors, &c. 139 

tower added. For this purpose the Board of First Fruits gave a loan of 
£1,384 123. 3fd.=£l,500 Irish. The total cost was £2200. Lady Mande- 
ville gave the balance, £700. The church was enlarged in 1846 by the 
addition of the transepts and chancel. The interior was renovated in 1884, 
and a new organ, the gift of the 7th Duke of Manchester was erected. A 
peal ol bells was placed in the tower in 1889. In 1909 the church was greatly 
improved by the erection of the stained glass windows already referred to, 
a new prayer desk, sanctuary hangings, choir benches, etc. 

In the 17th century the R. and V. St. Keran of Ballymore formerly 
annexed to the Prior of the Culdees was granted by the Crown to the Primate 
who annexed it to the 2nd Prebend. By the Charter of 1637 the R. and V. 
was appropriated to the Preb. of Ballymore. 

The Rep. 1836 says, " the glebe house was built a century ago." The 
Incumbent nominated to the P.C. Acton, and to the P.C. Clare. Clare 
Is now united to Ballymore. Acton is a separate parish. 

In 1766 there were 615 Protestant and 286 R.C. families and two R.C. 
regular priests — names not given — in the parish (Pari. Ret.). 

The Communion Plate includes silver Chalices. A plated Flagon inscribed 
" Tanderagee Church, 1836," is believed to have been the gift of Lady 
Elizabeth Sparrow. 

Records extant : — Under Retention Order in Incumbent's possession 
5 Vols., viz.. Baptisms 1783-1871, Marriages 1783-1845, Burials 1783-1871; 
also Registers since these dates. 

BALLYMOYER— rCo. Armagh). 

(gecfore anb (Picare^ 

1635— John Symonds, coll. July 8 (F.F.T.) ; held also R. Clonaule (Eglish) 
and Clonconchy (Lisnadill) with Armagh R., q.v. 

1637— George Baker, coll. June 4 (F.F.T.). See also Armagh. 

(p^tpeinaf Curates. 

1 776 — Robert Martin appears (D.i?. ); res. in 1 796 for R. Newtownhamilton, q.v. 

1796— Thomas Paul, Lie. Aug. 10 (D.R.) ; res. in 1803. See Ballinderry. 

1803— Joshua Ferguson, Lie. AprU 13 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1773 ; C. Desert- 
creat 1791-2 ; C. Ardtrea 1794. His widow Isabella was interred in the 
churchyard of St. Peter's, Drogheda. She died June 11th, 1833, aged 80, 
and a stone near the vestry door next the tomb of Dr. Thomas F. of Arboe 
and Clonmore was " erected by her affectionate son Joshua Ferguson, 
Esq., of Van Dieman's land." 

1819— Hon. John Pratt Hewitt, B.A. ; res. in 1823 for Grange. See Desertlyn. 

1823— Richard Hastings Graves, Lie. June 12 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1812; 
M.A. 1815 ; B.D. and D.D. 1828 ; ord. D. 1814. Eldest son of Richard 
Graves, Dean of Ardagh ; C. Lisnadill April 1818 ; C. Ardtrea 1819; C. 
Killeavy April 1820 {Erck) ; res. Ballymoyer for V. Ardskea (Clojoie) 
1830-2 ; became Preb. Brigown (Cloyne) 1832-75 ; died, unmarried, 
Dec. 25, 1877, aged 86. Edited "The Whole Works of Richard 
Graves, D.D." 

1829— William Vesey, Lie. Feb. 13 {D.R., though Rep. 1836 has " Jan. 10 ") ; 
T.C.D. B.A. 1820. Eldest son of Rev. T. A. Vesey, R. of Magherafelt 
(q.v.); born 11 June, 1800; m. (1) Anne D'Absac, (2) Anne, dau. of 
Richard Darling ; she died 1877. He had been C. Ballymoyer from Sep. 

140 Parish of Ballymoyer, Perpetual Curates, &c. 

19, 1826 (Erck) and seems to have res. the R. in 1839. He d. s.p. May. 
1875 (see B.L.Q.I, " Vesey of Derrabard ") . 

1839— Gilbert Percy, Lie. Feb. 19 (D.R.) ; ent. T.C.D. Oct. 17, 1825, aged 
17 ; B.A. 1831 ; M.A. — ; LL.B. and LL.D. 1860 ; at one time C. Rath- 
gar ; became an S.P.G. Missionary in Lower Canada 1849-60 ; afterwards 
R. and V. Ballycormick (Ardagh) and Chaplain to Lord Leitrim at Lough 

1849— Garrett WaU, Lie. Sep. 5 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1846 ; ord. D. 1847 ; 
P. 1848 ; res. Sep. 11, 1866, and went to reside at Holycross, Thurles; 
now living at Hall's Green, Hfracombe, N. Devon. Was m. and has issue, 
including Charles William, of Holycross, b. 4 Nov., 1849. 

1866— Charles Crossle, B.A., jun., Lie. Oct. 26 {D.R.) ; res. in 1872 for 
Kileluny, q.v. 

1872 — John Flnlay, held this parish with Balleek by virtue of Resolution 
of Diocesan Synod, uniting them on the first vacancy. T.C.D. B.A, 
1840 ; M.A. 1873 ; Div. Test. 1842 ; ord. D. 1842 ; P. 1843 ; C. Grooms- 
port (Down) 1842-7 ; P.C. Brackaville 1849-50 ; C. Kilmore 1850-4 ; 
R. Balleek 1854-72. Was son of— Finlay, of Rhyl ; m. (1) Miss M'CuUagh, 
of Holywood, Co. Down ; (2) Caroline, dau. of Rev. Charles King Lrwin, 
D.D., R. of Loughgilly, who d. at Ballymoyer July 13, 1889. He d. 
Oct. 30, 1890, aged 72. 

1891— WilUam Forde Hutchinson, inst. Jan. 20 (D.iJ.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1880 ; 
Div. Test. — ; M.A. 1886; ord. D. 1887; P. 1888; C. St. Michael's, 
Limerick 1887-8 ; P.C. Annaghmore 1888-91 ; res. in 1893 ; now R. 
Derrykeighan (Connor). 

1893— Alfred Daniel, inst. Aug. 11 [D.R.) ; res. m 1894 for Woods Chapel. 
See Loughgall. 

1894 — John Macartney, inst. Oct. 8(Z).JS.); res. in 1908forDerrynoose, q.v. 

1908— Samuel Hutchinson Baker, inst. June 24 (D.R.) ; 3rd son of Samuel B., 
of Ravensdale, Douglas, Co. Cork; T.C.D. B.A. 1904; Div. Test. 1905; 
ord. D. 1905 ; P. 1906 ; C. Camteel 1905-8 ; m. Sep. 5, 1908, Susan Frances 
Dawson, 2nd dau. of Rev. J. W. Taylor, LL.D., R. of Errigle.-Trough. 


1862-4— William H. Rambaut. See Darver. 


Ballymoyer=Baile mac Maeir=the town of the keeper's son. So called, 
because the keepers of the Book of Armagh — the Mac Moyers — held 8 town- 
lands here in free tenancy. The last keeper was Florence Mac Moyer, 
who pawned the Book for £5 to enable him to go to London to give evidence 
against the R.C. Archbishop Oliver Plunket in 1680. The Book thus came 
into possession of the Brownlow family from wliom it was purchased by 
Bishop Reeves (who wrote much about it) for Primate Lord J. G. Beresford, 
who presented it to T.C.D. It is being now published by the Royal Irish 
Academy, edited by Rev. Dr. Gwynn. Florence Mac Moyer — called also 
Mac Wire or MacGuire — was a Franciscan friar. His remains lie buried 
in the churchyard of Ballymoyer. 

Ballymoyer " was formerly called Tahellen and was the site of a religious 
establishment founded by St. Patrick, who appointed St. Killian to preside 
over it, and of which the church was destroyed by fire in a.d. 670 ; the ancient 
cemetery may still be traced in the demesne of Ballymoyer Lodge " [L. T.D.). 

Ballymoyer was one of the four parishes united to Armagh in Charles I's 
reign, and annexed to the Deanery by the Charter of the Dean and Chapter 

Parishes of Ballymoyer and Barmeath. 141 

Jan. 23, 1637. There is a sketch of the parish in Mason's Parochial Survey, 
Vol. I, p. 78, by Rev. Joseph [sic] Ferguson. He states that the old church, 
built in the reign of Charles I, was roofed with fine oak, but never had been 
covered in till Dean Domville's time, circa 1760, so that the country people 
stole the oak joists, and it was then roofed with foreign fir. This " Chapel 
of Ease " is mentioned in the Pari. Ret. of 1766. See Armagh. 

The present church, a large edifice with a lofty square tower was built 
in 1822 by a gift of £900 from the Board of First Fruits, and consecrated 
(being dedicated to St. Luke) on 13 Oct., 1822. It was enlarged in 1865, 
and re-consecrated May 15, 1865, being dedicated to St. Luke. The parish 
was originally a Rectory and Vicarage and was united to Armagh ; but 
became a Perpetual Curacy, to which the R. of Armagh nominated, some- 
time about 1770. The R. in 1804 was valued at £180. It was also called 
Bally wire. The glebe house was built in 1 825 at a cost of £500. The Synnot 
famUy are the chief landed proprietors. In the early part of the 19th cent. 
" a cairn was opened here and found to contain two separate tombs, in one 
of which were two urns of elegant form and workmanship, containing 
ashes" (L.T.D.). The Plated Chalice has the inscription: "Chapel of 
Ballymoyer, 1820." 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention Order : 
2 Vols., viz.. Baptisms 1820-75, Marriages 1820-45, Burials 1836-75. In 
Office of R.C.B., Leases dated 1833 and 1870 of land for school at Outlacken. 

BARMEATH— (Co. Louth). 

In the Co. Louth, anciently a parish, but of which we now know 
little. The name is probably Bearna Meava=Maeve's Gap, so called from 
Queen Maeve of Connaught, who led a raid into Louth. Barmeath is now 
a T.L. of 314 acres (the seat and demesne of Lord Bellew, H.M.L.) in Dysert 
Parish with which it was probably united very early. The only mention 
of it as a parish we can find is in 1290. See Dysert. 

Near the Castle in the plantation to the S. of it, and within the demesne 
are the walls of a ruined church or chapel forming a picturesque enclosure 
now a burial place of the Bellew family, and it contains several monuments 
to members of that family. Mr. Garstin F.S.A., who has copies of 
the most ancient, writes as follows : — "On a stone over the entrance 
to the ruined mortuary chapel under the arms of Bellew impaling (Dillon ?) 
is an inscription in four lines — 

" This chappell was built by Mary | Dillon 
Relict of John Bellew Anno Dom 16 . . | 
May their soules through the mercy of | 
god Rest in peace Amen." 
The date is indistinct, but seems to be 1697. 

In the chapel on a red sandstone altar tomb is the following inscription 
under a shield with the Bellew and Barnewall arms and mottoes : — 
"This tumbe was built by Sr Patrick 
Bellew Knight and Baronet 
and Elizabeth Barnewall his 
wife ye 30 of 7ber [^September] 1711 
Pray for them." 
This Sir Patrick, eldest son of the builder of the chapel, was created a 
Baronet in 1688. He d. 1715/6, will dated 17 Feb., 1682. The 7th Baronet 
in lineal descent from him was created Baron Bellew. 

Above the chapel is a stone, built into the wall, with the arms of Vernon 
and Bellew and initials PV and and IB "4to May Ano Do" (no year) — 
probably a memorial of a marriage on that day. In the yard is a stone 
dated 1601 wiih the arms of Fitzsimous and Bellew. 

142 Parish of Baronstown, Rectors, 1410-1741. 

BARONSTOWN— rco Louth). 

1410 — Andrew Keppok appears, the Primate being Patron. He res. in 
1435 (D.R.). 

1435 — WilUam Rede, chaplain, inst. June 1 (D.R.). " Inducted by the 
Archdeacon upon the pres. of Sir John Bedlowe, Knt., Junr., Lord of 
Roche, and the Primate's institution " (D.B.). 

1474 — John Karny appears (D.R.). 

1474— Patrick McGonyU is R. ; died in 1531 {D.R.). 

1531 — John Bermingham, inst. June 6. Pres. by Sir Walter Bedlowe, 
Knt. (D.R.). 

1540_John Lymbrlcke, inst. April 10 {R.V. 1622). He was Chaplain to 
the Primate, who elected and created him one of the Canons of the Church 
of Armagh with a Stall in the Choir and a voice in the Chapter ; and 
" because as a fish without water so a Canon without a Prebend cannot 
subsist," he was coll. April 10 to Preb. Kene (or Roche) and R. Barons- 
town (D.R.). See Darver. 

1622— Meredith Gwillim, M.A., appears ; was also Preb. Kene {R.V. 1622). 
One of the same name was R. Glenavy (Connor) in this year (R.V.). 

The parishes of Kene, Roche and Philipstown-Nugent were henceforth 
united to Baronstown. 

1633 — Michael Matchett, M.A., appears ; was also V. Dundalk, q.v. Patk. 
Bedloe [=Bellew] was Patron {R.V. 1633). 

1635/6 — Joseph Singe got a dispensation to hold this R. with the V. Dundalk 
in this year {F.F.R.). See Dundalk. 

1678— Walter Smyth, M.A, coll. Aug. 19 {F.F.T.). See Dromiskin. 

1699 William Smyth, M.A., coll. Sep. 6 to Baronstown and Faughart 
{D.R.) ; res. in 1704 for LoughgUly, q.v. 

1704— William Caldwell, M.A., coll. July 4 to R. Baronstown and Preb. 
Dunbin {D.R.). See Dundalk. 

1706— Ralph Lambert, D.D., coll. R. Baronstown, Preb. Dunbin and V. 
Dundalk June 8 (D.R., but Bislwps Ret. and F.F.T. have "28th"). 
See Dundalk. 

1709 — Benjamin Hoson, M.A., coll. R. Baronstown, Preb. Dunbin, V. 
Dimdalk, R. Heynestown and V. Haggardstown on June 11 {D.R.). 
See Precentors. 

1709 — Thomas Leigh, D.D., coll. R. Baronstown, Preb. Dunbin, R. Heynes- 
town and V. Haggardstown Nov. 9 {D.R.). See Heynestown. 

1728 — WUiiam Woolsey, M.A., coll. R. Baronstown and Preb. Dunbin 
June 22, and R. Faughart on June 20 {D.R.) ; died in 1740. See Dundalk. 

1741— Ludlow Brabazon, coll. April 11 {D.R.). Sir Anthony B., Knt., 
brother of the 1st Earl of Meath, m. Magdalen, dau. and heir of Christopher 
Hovenden, of Chenor, Oxfordshire ; d. 1639. His 2nd son, Capt. James B., 
m. Alice Bates, and was killed by Cornet King in 1676 (see a curious 
account of this in A. Crossley's Peerage of Ireland, 1727). Captain James 
B's. 3rd son WUliam, b. 1658, d. 1714, lived at Killalagh, Co. Louth ; 
hva. in Termonfeckin ; has a curious monument built into outer wall of 


Parish of Baronstown, Rectoks, 1741-1869. 143 

church. His 1st wife was Miss Bickerton, by whom he had one son, 
James, who m. Elizabeth, dau. and heir of his uncle Anthony B. (2nd 
son of Captain James B.) and 2 daus. (1) Jane, m. Rev. Wm. Wye, son 
of Rev. Dr. Mossom Wye (see Drogheda) ; (2) Elizabeth, m. C. Jenny, 
who assumed the name of Brabazon, ancestor of H. J. Brabazon of 
Dromiskin. Their only child was Susan. William B's. 2nd wife was 
Elizabeth, dau. of George Lambert (son of Ralph Lambert, Bishop of 
Meath ; see above). Their sons were (1) Wallop of Rath House, m. 
Miss Vincentia Townley, ancestor of the Misses Brabazon of Blackrock ; 
(2) Ralph of Gilbertstown, (3) James of Braganstown, (4) Ludlow, (5) 

Ludlow B., ent. T.C.D. Nov. 9, 1726, aged 19 (the same day 
as his brother William, aged 18) ; was educated in Dublin under Thos. 
Hickes ; B.A. 1731 ; M.A. 1734 ; was R Ballymascanlan and C. Faughart 
1738-41. He died in 1759. His P. WUl, made 10 July, 1755, proved 
14 June, 1759, bequeathed to his sister Elizabeth of Balrobin and Sheriff 
Park his interest in certain lands, " now held under Alderman Richard 
Dawson," and the tithes of Philipstown-Nugent, which he had leased 
from Christ Church, Dublin, for his brother Wm. ; mentions his nephews 
Christophilus Brabazon and Henry (the eldest), sons of Elizabeth Jenny ; 
codicil dated 28 July 1755. William Brabazon, exor. See Peerages 
under " Meath." Mr. Garstin, F.S.A., has a large collection for the 
History of this family with which his was doubly connected. 

1759— Robert Leavens or Levinge, M.A., coll. June 9 [? 19] {D.R.) ; res. 

in 1776 for V. Clonkeen, q.v. 
1776— Humphrey Babington, coll. June 27 {D.R.). 
1778— William Batt, M.A., coll. June 22 (D.R.) ; res. in 1784. See CoUon. 

1784— Sir Thomas Forster, B.A., coll. June 16 {D.R.). He was the 3rd 

son of Nicholas F., of Tullaghan, Co. Monaghan, by Charlotte, dau. of 
John Foster, of Dunleer, and was born 9 Sep., 1751 ; created a Baronet 
of Ireland 15 Jan., 1794 ; m. Dorcas, dau. of Ven. Archdeacon House, 
of Cork, which lady d. 23 Dec, 1828, and had a son George (who succeeded 
him) and 2 daus. Sir Thomas Oriel Forster, Bart., was Sir George's 
eldest son ; at his death this Baronetcy became extinct (see Shirley's 
Monaghan and Baronetages). Rev. Sir Thomas F. died on 3rd Dec, 
1843, and was bur. at Ballinode. He held with Baronstown the R. of 
Castlemacadam (Dublin) for some time (Lea's Ecd. Calendar). His P. Will 
was proved in 1843. 

1844— Lord John De La Poer Beresford (afterwards Marquess of Water- 
ford), coll. Jan. 1 [D.R.) ; res. in 1849 for Preb. MuUabrack, q.v. During 
his Incumbency his son Admiral Lord Charles B. was bom here. 

1849— Isaac Ashe, coll. April 3 {D.R.) ; res. in 1869 for R. KUdress, q.v. 

1869— James Michael Henry Strangways, coll. May 15 {D.R.). He was 
the son of Lieutenant William S. and his wife Miss Hearne of Co. Tyrone. 
Wm. S. was a member of an old Co. Kilkenny family at Suttonsrath, 
parish of Odagh, descended from James S., a Freeman of Dublin in 1667. 
Wm. S. succeeded his uncle Joseph S., who m. Elizabeth Whyte in 1766.. 
Joseph was son of John, who m. Anne Ryan 15th May, 1745, and was 
Clerk of the Crown and Peace for Co. Kilkenny in 1780. Rev. J. M. H. 
Strangways was of T.C.D. ; B.A. 1842 ; M.A. 1850 ; Vicar-Choral of 
Armagh 1850-69; res. Baronstown in 1874; C. Altadesert 1876-7; C. 
All Hallows, Bromley-by-Bow, 1878-9 ; C. Rathcliffe 1879-81 ; C. St. 
Mary's, Plaistow (St. Alban's) 1881 ; d. Feb. 1, 1885, at 32 Radipole 
Road, Fulham. 

144 Parish of Baronstown, Rectors, &c. 

1875— William Richmond, inst. Nov. 6 {D.R.). He was the son of Alex- 
ander R., engineer, and was b. in Co. Armagh ; ent. T.C.D. aged 23 in 
1850 ; B.A. and Div. Test. 1856 ; M.A. 1859 ; ord. D. 1857 ; P. 1857 ; 
C. All Saints, Leeds 1857-9 ; S.P.G. Miss, in Lower Canada 1859-65 ; 
C. Barwick-in-Elmet 1865-75 : res. Baronstown in 1885 and became R. 
Lewcombe (Sarum) 1886 ; R. Rockhampton (Gloues.) 1889. 

1885 — John Turner, inst. Sep. 25 by the Primate on lapse (D.R.) ; ord. D. 
1870 ; P. 1871 ; C. Killincoole 1871-7 ; Acting Military Chaplain at 
Dundalk ; Head Master Educational Institution, Dundalk 1853-85 ; m. 
and had issue, including John William, the Earl of Roden's Agent at 
Dundalk, and Henry, Resident Magistrate. He d. Feb. 26, 1897, and his 
widow Emma Jane d. 7 Jan., 1905. 

Baronstown Parish has, since his death, been united to Dundalk. 


1633— Joseph Singe {R.V.). 

1720— Henry Smith, Lie. Nov. 25 (D.R.). 

1842— Charles Smith {Robertson's Direct.). 

1844— John Brien Frith, Lie. Sep. 3 (D.R.). See Camlough. 


Baronstown — perhaps so called from the family of De Verdon, who 
settled early near here and held the rank of Baron as Maj. -General Stubbs 
thinks (L.A.J. 1908, p. 36). But it is as likely to have been from the Bellewa 
who owned the advowson in pre-Reformation times and long after. When 
the Union of Baronstown, Philipstown-Nugent, Kene and Roche was com- 
pleted by Order in Council, Sep. 15, 1785, the Primate was given three 
turns of the presentation and the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, 
Dublin (as owners of the tithes of Philipstown-N.) one turn. 

In 1622 " this R. and that of Kean not valued in the King's books for 
they were over waste upon the borders, no churches, no [glebe] houses, 
no glebe to either " {R. V. 1622). In 1630 the Rectory was valued at nil 
(S.P.I.), but in 1633 it was value for £20, Patrick Bedlow being Patron 
(R.V. 1633). In 1690 there was " a churchyard, no church " {V.B.), and 
in 1692, " I cannot hear that there was ever any parish church in this 
parish ! " Ordered " that the place where parishioners bury their dead 
be fenced" (V.B.). In 1731 the Rector was "resident [at Priorland], 
but without glebe or parsonage house " {Pari. Ret.) In 1764 there were 10 
Protestant and 250 Roman Catholic families, no church, 1 chapel {Hearth 
Money Ret.). In 1766 there were " 1 Protestant and 65 Popish families " 
in the parish, " no priest, no fryers." There was no church in any of the 
parishes of the Union in 1785, but the Act of Council states that a quantity 
of land was set out for one. The church was built about 1798 on an 
eminence in Philipstown-Nugent, near the centre of the Union by donations 
from Primate Robinson, the Rector, and the Board of First Fruits ; it was 
enlarged in 1811 {Rep. of 1836). 

By resolution of the Diocesan Synod, Nov. 21, 1871, Faughart parish, 
excluding Dungooly T.L. (to be united to Forkill) was to be added to 
Baronstown and also those parts of Creggan and Inniskeen in Co. Louth. 
The net value of the living in 1870 was £337 17s. 4d. 

The Communion Plate includes a silver chalice, inscribed " The gift of 
Richard, Lord Primate." 

Records extant:— In P.R.O. 3 vols., viz.: — Baptisms 1787-1876, 
Marriages 1792-1845, Burials 1815-76. Records since these dates are in 
possession of the Incumbent of Dundalk. 

Parish of Beaulieu, Rectors, i 369-1635. 145 

BEAULIEU — (Co. Louth). 

1369 — Andrew Warynge, alias Garynge appears. He was licensed by the 
Primate to study at Oxford, the R. being then worth 10 marks (D.R.). 
In 1381 on account of absenteeism he incurred the forfeiture of two- 
thirds of the profits of the R., but was afterwards pardoned and the 
penalty remitted (P.R. ; see D' Alton's Drogheda, II, 396). He was 
living on 1 Nov., 1384 (P.R. Eng., 12 June, 1390). 

1409 — Richard Frensh [? or Trenshe] is deceased this year on 20 March. 
He had been pres. by Walter Plunket (D.R.). 

1409 — Bartholomew Hoyn, coll. April 1 1 ; pres. by Walter Plunket Lord of 
Beaulieu. Next day an Inquisition held at St. Peter's, Drogheda, by 
Archdeacon P5rrron found the R. vacant by Trenshe's death on 20 March 
last, that the right of pres. of said R. was in said Walter Plunket's hands 
who presented last ; and that B. Hoyn was a fit person to hold the R. 

1420 ciVca— Stephen Bodnam succeeds (D.R.). 

1431 — William Hastye or Hastings appears. He res. in 1434 and was after- 
wards R. of Dromin. On Oct. 13, 1434, he was appointed Proctor for 
the Dean and Chapter in the great coimcil summoned to meet in October 

1434 circa — William Sydgreve appears. In 1451 he was 80 years old, and 
testified that he had known Waryng, Trensh, Hoyn and Bodnam, suc- 
cessive Rectors of Beaulieu, and that Walter Plunket, Lord of B., was 
Patron. He seems to have afterwards become R. Dromin. He is dead 
in 1456 (D.R.). 

1456 — Nicholas Cornewalshe appears (D.R.). 

1480 — John Waren appears, as resigning this year on Aug. 19, in order to 
exchange with John Brown for the V. S. Peter, Knockmark (D.R.). A 
John Waryng, " late R. of Malahidert," became Archdeacon of Dublin 
in 1488. 

1480 — John Brown, V. of Knockmark, exchanged for this R., Aug.l9 (D.jB.). 

1496— Simon Jefrey or Geffrey, pres. by Sir John Plunket; was also R. 
Termonfechin, q.v. Is living in 1507 {D.R.). 

1518— Robert Lorgan or Lagan appears ; he is still R. in 1521 (D.R.). 

1528— Thomas Botun, Bocun or Bocome appears Dec. 10 (D.R.). Thomas 
Bocume, parson of St. Brigide's of Bewley is decreed certain tithes against 
Richard Abbot, of Mellifont, on 6 Feb., 1539 (Chanc. Decrees). He was 
living in May, 1550, and holding this R. [Chanc Inq., 12 June, 1622). 

1606 — Lewis Jones, pres. by the Crown June 26 to this R. and the Deanery 
of Ardagh {P.R.). See Ardee. 

1618— John Wright, pres. by Patrick Plunket Mar. 4 [P.R. and F.F.T.) ; 
was previously V. St. Peter's, Drogheda, appears also in the F.F.R. of 
1619/20 (? pres. a second time). 

1622— Henry Leslie, coll. [R.V.); held this with St. Peter's, Drogheda. 

See p. 59. Was again inst. July 21, 1628 tittdo canonico and is R. in 

1633 (R.V.). 
1634/5— Thomas Seele, inst. (F.F.R.). His father had been m 1622 chosen 

Sexton and Verger of Christ Ch. Cathedral, Dublin. He ent. T.C.D. 


146 Parish of Beaulieu, Rectors, 1675-1783. 

15 Oct., 1625 ; B.A. 1629 ; M.A. 1633 ; Fellow 1634 ; restored to FeUow- 
sMp Jan. 31, 1637 ; Senior Fellow 1638 ; B.D. — . He was V. Coolock 
and Raheny in 1633 (R.V.) and held them till 1648. He became Preb. 
Rathmichael in 1649. We find him Chaplain of the Chantry of St. Mary 
in St. Nicholas- Within, Dublin, on 11 Aug., 1656. Henry Cromwell 
prohibited him from preaching Dec. 10, 1658, but Charles II, in 1660, 
made him Provost T.C.D., although he was married. In the same year 
also he became Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin. He died on Feb. 2, 1674, 
and was bur. in the College chapel. A mural slab in the outer wall of 
the present chapel has the following inscription to his memory : — 
"P.M.S. I Thomas Seele.S.T.D. | Hujusce Collegii | Dignissimi Prsesidis | 
et Instauratoris | Qui obiit Feb. II | Anno Domini MDCLXXIV j 
iEtatis suae LXIII." This is followed by 12 lines of Latin verse, which 
may be seen in The Book of Trinity College, p. 209, Memorials D. /., 
VII (1907), p. 29, and Irish Builder, 1889, p. 77. 

How long he held this R. is not known. It is probable that he res. 
about 1640, and then perhaps the R. was held up to 1675 by the Vicars 
of St. Peter's, Drogheda. 

1675— Richard Tenison, D.D., pres. by the Crown April 29 (P.R.) ; inst. 
May 3 {F.F.T.). See Drogheda. 

1682— Tobias Pullein, D.D., Dean of Ferns, pres. by the Crown to R. 
Beaulieu, V. St. Peter's, Drogheda and R. Louth April 25 (P.R.) ; inst. 
May 15 (D.R.). See Drogheda. 

1694 — Thomas Cox, D.D., Dean of Ferns, pres. by the Crown to R. Beaulieu, 
V. St. Peter's, Drogheda and R. Louth Dec. 21 (P.R.); inst. Dec. 31 
{D.R.). See Drogheda. He and his successors up to 1785 were also 
licensed as Curates of Bally makenny, q.v. 

1719— Richard Farrer, M.A., coll. April 23 (D.R.) ; res. in 1730 (D.R.). 

1730— Edward Lyndon, coll. Mar. 6 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1729 ; res. in 1753. 
In June, 1756, he got a faculty to hold the V. Dungarvan to which he 
was pres., with V. Rosmire (Lismore). 

1753 — Robert Symons, M.A., coll. Nov. 5 (D.R.), previously C. Beaulieu 
(V.B. 1748) ;d. in 1757. 

1757— David Smyth, coll. Dec. 14 (D.R.) ; was C. Termonfechin 1748-50 
(V.B.). He m. Anna Maria McGuire of St. Mary's Parish, Dublin (M.L. 
dated April 21, 1762), and d. in 1783, and was bur. in St. Mary's, Dublin, 
where his tombstone bears the following inscription : — " Underneath 
this stone | lyes the Body | of the Revd. David Smyth | late Rector of 
Beaulieu | in the Diocess of Armagh | He died the 20th of August, 

1783— Jerome Alley, coll. Oct. 9 (D.R.). William Alley, Bishop of Exeter 
1560-71 (son of William A., Mayor of High Wycombe) had a son Jerome, 
whose grandson Rev. Peter A., sen., was R. KHfithmone (Cashel) in 1678 
and had a son Rev. Peter A., ord. 1699, R. Donoughmore, Queen's Co. 1710 
who by Grace, dau. of Rev. John Shortall, R. of Knocktopher, had, with 
others, a son George, merchant, in Dublin. The latter had by his wife 
Cecilia Action 3 sons — Peter, William and Rev. Jerome, who, born in 
1760, ent. T.C.D. and grad. B.A. 1781 ; LL.B. 1784. Held the C. St. 
Peter's, Drogheda, with this R. and also held the impropriate R. of Drum- 
car from June 1, 1789. He m. Mary, dau. of Rev. William Holroyd 
and Ist cousin to John Baker Holroyd, Lord Sheffield, and had a son 
Rev. Jerome, B.A. T.C.D. 1806, who became C. Islington and after- 
wards S.P.G. Miss, at St. Andrew's in New Brunswick, and had a dau.. 

Parish of Beaulieu, Rectors and Curates. 147 

who m. Mr. Street of N.B. Rev. W. H. Street, of Campobello, New 
Brunswick, is their son. 

Rev. Jerome Alley was the author of several poems and pamphlets, 
and published 

Pditical and Religious Works (London: 1778-1806). 

Vindiciae Ghristianae (1826). 

(See Webb's Compendium of Irish Biography). He was Manager of 
the Drogheda Clergy Widows Houses, and it is jokingly said they were 
called " the Alleys " after him. He was an M.R.I.A. He d. on May 20, 
1827, and was bur. at Beaulieu where two monuments, one in Latin 
and one in English, commemorate him. Notices of him and his family 
have been written by the Rev. W. Ball Wright. 
1827— John Smythe, M.A., coll. July 13 (D.R.) ; res. in 1831 for Dromiskin, 

1831— Edward Groome, coll. Nov. 7 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1822 ; M.A. 1832 ; 
ord. D. 1825 ; P. 1826 ; was C. MuUabrack in 1830. He was the son of 
Rev. Edward Groome, of Co. Kilkenny, and xu. ( 1 ) Fanny Emily — and had 
issue Edward Charles Robert, b. and d. 1833 ; May Selina Mildred, b. 
1835 ; and 3 other daus. who d. young ; (2) Harriet Maxwell, dau. of 
Rev. Maxwell Carpendale, R. of Tamlaght. From the Par. Reg. we 
find he had issue Harriet Fredericka, bap. Aug. 1, 1854 (m. George F. 
Massey Bowen April 23, 1885). ; Edwina Charlotte Selina, bap. Jan. 22, 
1856 ; Anne Catherine Maxwell, bap. Sep. 4, 1858 ; Edward John Beres- 
ford, b. Sep, 19, 1861 ; Richard Robinson Whitty, b. Sep. 10, 1863 ; 
and William Frederick Montagu, b. Feb. 22, 1866. He res. Beaulieu 
in 1872, and d. at Palace Street, Drogheda on Jan. 14„ 1874, in his 74th 
year. His widow was assigned one of the Clergy Widows Houses in 1878. 
She d. there 6 Jan., 1901, and was interred in St. Peter's Churchyard 
where there is a monument to her memory. 

On the resignation of Rev. E. Groome in 1872, Rev. James S. Silcock, 
R. of Ballymakenny, was placed in charge of the parish till 1877, when 
it became part of the Union of Termonfechin. 


1748— Robert Symons {V.B.). See Rectors. 

1773— Peter Barker (D.R.). See Manfieldstown. 

1820— Richard Twiss (V.B.), T.C.D. Sch. 1804; B.A. 1807; M.A. 1821. 

1827 — John Elford (Par. Reg.). There is in Par. Reg. a record of bap. of 
Henry Meade a son (Nov. 29, 1828) and Althea Maria a dau. (Oct. 13, 1827) 
of Rev. John and Harriet Elford. 

1828— T. William Dixon (Par. Reg.). 

1844-9— Alexander Johnston Montgomery, Acting Curate. He was the 
eldest son of Rev. Robert M., of Beaulieu, for 30 years R. of Monaghan 
(ob. 1825) by Sophia, dau. of Thomas Tipping, of Beaulieu and Bellur- 
gan, Co. Louth ; was born in 1782. 

A [family] History of Montgomery of Ballyleck (Co. Monaghan) now of 
Beaulieu, Co. Louth, by General George Montgomery, was privately 
printed at Belfast and in India 1887; Foliol(=:14^ x 9 J), 214 pp. (in 9 pagin- 
ations) with 15 plates of views of Beaulieu, etc., and 40 photographs 
of portraits of the family. Alexander Montgomery, b. 18 Nov., 1782 (eldest 
son and head of the house took Holy Orders ; m. at Monaghan 21 Mar., 
1809, Margaret, dau. and heiress of Andrew Johnston of Littlemount, 
Co. Fermanagh, and assumed by Royal Licence in 1813 the name and 
arms of Johnston. He m. 2ndly at Philipstown, 12 June, 1827, Charlotte 
Isabella, dau. and heiress of John Forster, Esq. She d.s.p. 1 July, 
1840, when he relinquished the name of Johnston, and he d. at Beaulieu 

148 Parish op Beaulieu, Notes. 

2nd Jan., 1856. By his first wife, IVIiss Johnston, he left 4 sons and 4 
daus. His 2nd son was father of the present Mr. Montgomery of Beaulieu. 
See Pedigree in B. L.G.I. An elaborate account of the family and its 
various connections is given in the book above quoted. Jlr. Garstin, 
F.S.A., has at Braganstown a special copy with extra illustrations, one 
being a copy of the ancient view of Drogheda in the Hall at Beaulieu. 


Beaalieu=Beautiful place. A church was founded here by John Plunkett, 

Lord of the Manor at the close of the 13th century, and dedicated to St. 
Brigid. From the Plea Rolls of 1316-8 we learn the following facts : — 
Primate Roland Jorse and Robert, Prior of Louth disputed the right of 
presentation to this parish claimed by John Plunkett. The latter pleaded 
that " Bewley being distant 2 leagues from Termonfechin church and 
the land between being covered with water in the winter and rainy seasons, 
so that travellers could not pass, whereby his tenants were prevented attend- 
ing Divine Service in Termonfechin church, and many women after child 
birth had died without the Sacraments in consequence. He and his wife 
Alicia, had, after due application to the Primate, founded this church 
within their Manor, and therefore the advowson and right of presentation 
was theirs." The Court of Exchequer decided in 1318, in favour of the 
Plunketts (see also Dalton's Drogheda, II, 396), who seem to have held the 
advowson imtil about 1622 (B.V.). 

In 1561-3 there is a record (in M.R.) of an " intrusion on the Rectory 
of Bewley by George Plunket of Galrocheston." At the time of the rebellion 
of 1641, Beaulieu was occupied, during the siege of Drogheda, by Sir PheUm 
O'Neill as his headquarters, and Richard Plunket of Beaulieu was Colonel 
in his army. In consequence the property of the Plunketts was forfeited 
to the Crown and granted to Sir Henry Tichborne, one of the Lords Justices 
of Ireland who had defended Drogheda. Sir Henry d. in 1667 ; his wife 
built Beaulieu House, After the death s.p. of his grandson Sir Henry 
Tichborne — created Baron Ferrard in 1715 — the property descended in 
the female line to the Montgomerys. See Extinct Peerage. 

In 1690 and 1692 " church out of repair chancel would cost £10, Body 
£20 to repair, a visible distinction between them ; parishioners go to St. 
Peter's, Drogheda" {V.B.). In 1731 — " R. is absent, without leave, in 
England, hath a curate living at Drogheda ; he has neither glebe nor parson- 
age house " (Pari. Ret.). In 1765 there were 90 Protestants and 325 Roman 
Catholics in the parish, one church and one chapel in good repair {Pari. 
Ret.). Robert Collier was then parish clerk and John Cutler schoolmaster 
{V.B.). In 1768 — "One church, no glebe or house, the Rector resides 
near his parish" {Ret. to Lords). A tower was built in 1787 ( Vestry Minutes). 
A new church was built m 1807-8 by the aid of a gift of £600 from the 
Board of First Fruits. 

The Vestry Minutes contain references to the Militia Ballot in 1813, when 
a special cess for Militia puriDOses was laid on those holding over 10 acres. 
We find a note also stating that the following fees were fixed : — " 5/- for 
opening a grave, and for monuments 10/- to £10." The Communion Plate 
is inscribed : " Beaulieu Church." 

There are several monuments in the church to members of the Mont- 
gomery family. In the chiu-chyard is a curious stone with the figure of a 
skeleton in high relief like that at Drogheda, and the date apparently 11 1 7 ( ?) 
which is impossible. 

The value of the R. in 1870 was £286 16s. 8d. 

Records extant: — In P.R.O. Baptisms 1787-1877, Marriages 1787- 
1874. Burials 1794-5 and 1827-76. Vestry Minutes from 1787. 

Registers since these dates in possession of the V. of Termonfechin. 

Parish of Brackaville, Perpetual Curates, &c. 149 
BRACKAYILLE— (Co. Armagh). 

fp&cpeiuaf CuxaUs, 

1840 — Isaac Ashe, B.A., Lie — (D.R.). See Baronstown. 

1849— John Finlay, B.A., Lie. June 5 {D.R.). See Ballymoyer. 

1850— Michael Kearney, M.A., Lie. May 20 (D.R.). See Omeath. 

1853— William James Mitchell Young, Lie. April 5 (D.E.). Son of James 
Young, b. in Co. Tyrone ; educated by Mr. Darley ; ent. T.C.D. 1844, 
aged 19 ; B.A. 1849 ; M.A. 1873 ; ord. D. 1850 ; P. 1851 ; res. in 1872 ; 
C.-in-charge Gooderstowne (Norfolk) 1876-8; C. Banham (Norfolk) 
1878-81 ; V. Mevagissey (Truro) 1882-9. 


1872— William Mathews, inst. Oct. 14' (D.R.). Son of Henry Rowan M., 
b. in Co. Galway ; educated at the Diocesan School, Roscarbery ; ent. 
T.C.D., aged 21, in 1864 ; B.A. 1880, and LL.B. 1880 ; ord. D. 1870 ; 
P. 1871 ; C. Ballinderry 1870-2 ; res. Brackaville in 1884 ; C. Alverston 
1886-7 ; C. St. M., Eastbourne 1887-8 ; C. St. Mark's, Regent's Park 
1888-9; C. Gt. Clacton 1890-2; C. Emmanuel Ch., W. Dulwich 1892-3; 
Chaplain Lambeth Guardians School, Norwood, 1895 ; Chapl. of South 
Metropolitan Cemetery, Norwood, 1898 ; now William Stewart Mathews. 

1884 — Simeon Gauden, inst. Nov. 4 (D.R.) ; educated at St. Bees Coll. ; 
ord. D. 1881 ; P. 1882 ; C. St. James's, W. Bromwich, 18881-3 ; C. St. 
Matthew, Duddeston, 1883-4. 


The parish of Brackaville was on Nov. 25, 1840, established as a Per- 
petual Curacy taken out of Killyman, Donaghenry, Tullaniskin and Clonoe 
parishes, each of the Rectors of these parishes having the right of nomi- 
nation in turn, and paying £17 each to the P.C. except the R. Clonoe, who 
paid £24. 

The church was built about 1840 and consecrated, being dedicated to 
the Holy Trinity, in Nov. 1843. It was pulled down and a new and larger 
one erected on a different site (3 roods conveyed by Deed, dated 4 Mar., 1856) 
and consecrated July 15, 1861, being also dedicated to the Holy Trinity. 

The parish includes the village of Coalisland, which was originated in the 
formation of the Tyrone Canal, begun by Government in 1744, but never 
completed. This canal communicates with Lough Neagh. There is a 
coal mine, pottery and brick kiln founded in 1834, and other manufactures. 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession, under Retention Order, 
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials since 1836. In Office of R.C.B., Deed of 
Site of Coalisland Church 1840 ; Lease of Site of Church and Churchyard 
1856 ; Confirmation of do. 1863 ; Deeds of Schoolhouses 1844 and 1845. 

150 Parish of Brantry, Perpetual Curates & Incumbents. 
BRANTRY— (Co. Tyrone). 

(pevpeitxaf Curates* 

1844— Godfrey Edward Alexander, M.A., Lie. Jan. 30 (D.R.). See Caledon. 

1848— Gerald Fitzgerald, Lie. April 18 {D.R.). A Gerald F., son of Rev. 
Gerald F., D.D. (afterwards Vice-Provost T.C.D.) ent. T.C.D. 18 June, 
1790, aged 16. He res. Brantry on Nov. 21, 1856. 

1856— Huddleston Stokes, Lie. Dee. 16 (D.R.) ; Caius and Gonville Coll. 
Camb. B.A. (Jun. Opt. and 2nd Class CI. Tripos.) 1854 ; ord. D. 1854 ; 
P. 1856 ; C. Freshwater, Isle of Wight, 1854-6 ; res. Brantry Oct. 23, 
1861 ; became C. Bembridge, I. of W. 1861-71 ; V. Newtown, I. of W., 
1871-8; V. Wall (Lich.) 1878; afterwards R. Stapleton (Salop); d. at 
the Croft, Crowthorne, Berks., Aug. 20, 1904, aged 72 years. 

1861— Andrew Ferguson Smyly, Lie. Nov. 12 (D.R.). Son of John George 
Smyly, Barrister, ent. T.C.D. as a Fellow Commoner 1849, b. in Dublin ; 
B.A. 1853 ; M.A. 1862 ; ord. D. 1854 ; P. 1855 ; C. Fahan (Derry) 1856-7 ; 
C. Lifford 1857-61 ; res. Brantry in 1867 for C. Culmore (Derry) 1867-9 ; 
R. Aghadoey 1869 ; R. Drumachose 1880-3 ; Dean of Derry and R. 
Templemore (Derry) 1883-97 ; d. April, 1897 ; buried on Saturday May 
1, 1897 ; had issue a dau, m. Major Smythe ; a dau., m. B. H. Lane ; a 
dau, m. Rev. Richard King ; brother-in-law of Primate Alexander and 
Rev. Canon Newlands; was a Member of Diocesan Council of Derry 
and General Synod. 

1867 — Francis Elton Freeman, Lie. Nov. 19 (D.R.). Son of Francis Gardiner 
F., b. in Herefordshire, educated by Mr. White, ent. T.C.D. in 1854, 
aged 20 ; B.A. 1857 ; Div. Test. 1858 ; M.A. 1860 ; ord. D. 1858 ; P. 1859 ; 
C. Southwick (Durham) 1858-63; C. Reepham 1863-7; C. Shadforth 
1869-72 ; res. Brantry June 16, 1873 ; C. All Saints', Coventry 1873-5 ; 
C. St. Thomas's, Coventry, 1875-7 ; C. Christ Ch., Coventry, 1878-9 ; 
C. St. Thomas's, Westham 1879-82. 


1873— Charles King Irwin, M.A., inst. July 26 (D.R.) ; res. in 1879. See 

1880— Samuel Bradshaw, inst. Feb. 20 {D.R.). Son of John B., b. in Co. 
Monaghan, ent. T.C.D. in 1862, aged 16, educated by Mr. Rowbotham ; 
B.A. 1868 ; Eccl. Hist. Prize 1869 ; M.A. 1873 ; ord. D. 1869 ; P. 1870 ; 
C. Carnteel 1869-80 ; d. at Brantry Rectory, March 10, 1887, aged 40 

1887— Pilsworth Brownrigg Bookey, M.A., inst. May 21 (D.R.) ; res. in 1896 
for Tartaraghan, q.v. 

1896— Henry Gordon Waller Scott, M.A., inst. Sep. 18 (D.R.) ; res. in 1903 
for Creggan. See TuUaniskin. 

1903— Charles King Irwin, jun., inst. Sep. 7 (D.R.). Son of Ven. C. King 
Irwin, Archdeacon of Armagh (see above), b. at Brantry Rectory 
March 30, 1874, ed. at the Royal School, Armagh, King's School, 
Warwick, and T.C.D. ; B.A. 1896 ; Div. Test. 1897 ; M.A. and B.D. 
1907; ord. D. 1897; P. 1899; C. Armagh 1897-1903; Provincial 
Registrar of Armagh 1898 ; Member of the Diocesan Council and General 
Synod 1909. Author of Prize Essay on Methods of Episcopal Appoint- 
ment (Church of Ireland Printing Co., 1909, 8vo, 50 pp.) and Eternal 
Punishment (S.P.C.K., 1910) ; m. Jan. 15, 1901, Louisa, youngest dau. 

Parish of Caledon, Perpetual Curates, i8o6-'55. 151 

of Rev. T. H. Royse, late R. of Forkill, and has issue (1) Charles King, 
b. 1902, (2) Thomas Henry Royse, b. 1906, (3) Elizabeth Louisa, b. 1907. 


Brantry=:BrentuIr — fetid district (see O'Donovan's Four Masters, 1599). 
It is frequently mentioned in the Irish Journal of O'Mellane as a district 
in the N.E. of the parish of Aghalow, and the name is still preserved in 
Brentry Wood on Ord. Survey Maps. 

It was created a Perpetual Curacy on 12 Oct., 1843, being formed out of 
townlands from the parishes of Carnteel, Aghalow and Clonfeacle, the 
Incumbents of which had the right of nomination in turn. The church 
was built in Crievelough on the estate of the Earl of Caledon and at the 
expense of the Countess of Caledon, who also built a glebe house, to which 
Lord Caledon granted a glebe. The church was consecrated on 13th Sep., 
1844, and dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The Communion Plate includes 
a chalice inscribed : " The gift of John George, Lord Archbishop of Armagh, 
to the church of Brantry, 1844," and a flagon and a paten inscribed : 
" Brantry Church, 1844." A brass alms dish bears the inscription : 
" Trinity Church, Brantry, 1875." 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession, under Retention Order, 
Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials from 1844. 

CALEDON— (Co. Tyrme). 

(J)et^efuaf Curafeg* 

1806— James Campbell, B.A., Lie. Dec. 30 (D.-B.).; res. in 1807 for Forkill, 

1818— Charles Alexander, M.A., Lie. Nov. 6 {D.R.) ; res. in 1825 for Keady. 
See Drumcree. 

1825— James McCreight, Lie. Oct. 22 {D.R.). Was C. Killeavy 1823 ; d. in 
1835. A monument with inscription has been erected in the church 
to his memory. 

1835— Edward Adderley Stopford M.A., Lie. Oct. 20 [D.R.) ; ord. D. 1833 ; 
P. 1834. He was the 2nd son of Bishop Stopford of Meath, previously 
Archdeacon of Armagh (see p. 56). He res. Caledon in 1837 and be- 
came Archdeacon of Meath. He was the author of the well-known 
Handbook of Ecclesiastical Law and Duty (Hodges, Smith & Co., Dublin, 
1861) and numerous other publications. He died on April 21, 1874, 
aged 63 (see Healy's Diocese of Meath, Vol. IL and C.F. Ill, 130 and V). 

1837— Michael Kearney, B.A., Lie. Mar. 7 (D.R.). See Omeath. 

1843— Jonathan Rogers Chomley, M.A., Lie. Feb. 21 {D.R.) ; res. in 1848 
for Lisnadill. See Prebs. LoughgaU. 

1848— Godfrey Edward Alexander, Lie. May 9 {D.R.). He was son of Rev. 
Charles A., of Drumcree. T.C. Oxford, B.A. 1840 ; M.A. 1843 ; ord. D. 
1842 ; P. 1842 ; C. Drumcree 1842 ; P.C. Brantry 1844-8 ; res. Caledon 
in 1855 for V. Woodford-cum-membris (North Hants.) 1855-65; R. 
Stoke- Bliss (Heref.) 1865-95 ; Domestic Chaplain to Earl of Caledon 
1895 ; pres. a silver paten to Caledon church 1849 ; m. in 1850 Henrietta, 
dau. of William John Alexander Shaw, 2nd son of Sir William Alexander 
S. by Catherine, dau. of John F. Malpas, and his wife Isabella, dau. 
of Robert Alexander, of Seamount. Died Dec. 28, 1901. 

1855— William Bettesworth Armstrong, Lie. Aug. 29 {D.R.). Son of Rev. 
William A., P.C. Cah-y, Co. Sligo ; T.C.D. B.A. 1852 ; Div. Test. (1) 

152 Parish of Caledon, Incumbents, &c. 

1853 ; M.A. 1872 ; ord. D. 1853 ; P. 1855 ; C. Brookborough (Qogher) 
1854-5 ; Representative Canon of Armagh and Preb. Yagoe in St. 
Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin 1886-1900 ; Member of the Diocesan Council 
and Greneral Synod ; m. Isabella Jane, 2nd dau. of Henry Leslie Prentice, 
D.L., agent to Lord Caledon. She d. Sep. 1, 1902." He d. 3.p. at 
Caledon Oct. 13, 1900, aged 70. 


1900— Guy William Carleton L'Estrange, M.A., inst. Dec. 17 (D.R.). See 

1905— Thomas Carey, inst. Sep. 19 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1897 ; M.A. 1902 ; 

ord. D. 1898; P. 1899; C. Delvin 1898-1900; Vicar-Choral of Armagh 

1900-5; m. Miss Ogle, of Co. Meath. 


1799— John Mee. 

1858— T. J. Coffee {Oldham's Directory). 

1870— Charles Robert Reeves, B.A., Lie. Dec. 18 {D.R.). See Tynan. 
1876— James Hamilton, Lie. Dec. 7 (D.R.). See Pomeroy. 
1882-4 — William Dunlop Morrow. See Kildress. 

1895— Guy William Carleton L'Estrange, M.A., Lie. Dec. 23 (D.R.) ; became 
Rector in 1900. 


The Perpetual Curacy of Caledon was formed out of the|Union of Aghalow 
and Camteel on 26 Dec, 1806, and endowed on 29 Dec, 1806, and cor- 
responded to the ancient parish of Aghalow or Aghaloo, q.v. In 1679 the 
church of the Union — which was in building in 1622 {R.V.) — was in good 
repair. It was situate nearer the Camteel parishioners at the extreme 
end of Aghalow parish. Its ruins now lie between Aughnacloy and Bally- 
gawley, and are vested in the local Burial Board. The parishioners who 
lived at Kenard [=high head or hill] erected by Charles II into the Manor 
of Calledon or Caledon — [?=fort of the marshy meadow] petitioned the 
Primate, stating that they were unable to attend the church, not only 
because of its great distance, but also because of the great woods that 
intervened, the depth of the soil and the overflowings of the Blackwater. 
The Primate, therefore, recommended that Camteel and the upper part 
of Aghalow and Killeshil should be united and have the church of Aghalow 
as parish church to be served by a curate, and that a new church, erected 
near Caledon on the site of an older foundation, offered by ilr. John 
Hamilton, of Kenard, should serve as the parish church of Aghalow. Such 
an Order in Council was made on 27th Sep., 1682, and the church was 
erected ; but King James's soldiers, soon after, issuing from Charlemont 
fort bombarded it and destroyed the shingle roof. From the Vestry Minutes 
of 1691 we find the parishioners lost no time in restoring it, and it was open 
for Divine Service during the year 1698, if not before that year ; probably 
the chancel was not built for some time, and internally the church was 
incomplete till 1712. A belfry was added about the year 1730 and a bell 
obtained. As the parishioners increased in number it was found necessary 
in 1768 to rebuild the church on a larger scale. The Ret. to Lords of that 
year has, " a church rebuilding and nearly finished, a small glebe and house. 
The rector resides at Caledon." The nave was completed in 1769, and the 
whole completed in 1782. The church is dedicated to St. John. In 1785 
subscriptions were invited to raise a sufficient sum to build a tower. The 
list was headed by Mr. James Alexander with £100 and the Archdeacon 
(Arthur Jacob) foUowed with £50 and the Vestry voted £50 in three 

Parish of Caledon, Notes. 153 

consecutive years. This being accomplished, a new roof of slate and copper 
replaced the shingle roof in 1815. The copper roof was torn ofif by a violent 
storm in 1830, but it was replaced with lead by the Earl of Caledon, to whose 
generosity the parish was also indebted for the beautiful spire, designed by 
Nash, for which provision was made by a bequest in the late Earl's Will. 
A new Vestry and other improvements were carried out about this time. 

In 1848 the internal arrangements, seating, etc., were improved, the 
fabric remodelled, new lancet windows replacing the circular headed ones, 
at a cost of £550. An organ (which has lately been enlarged) was erected 
in 1869, and a new marble font given in memory of members of the Vandeleur 
family. In 1890 a new stone and marble pulpit was erected to the memory 
of Jane, Countess of Caledon, by her children. There are memorial windows 
to the following : — James Du Pre, Earl of Caledon ; Catherine Freeman, 
Countess of Caledon ; William John Alexander Shaw and his wife ; Anne 
Prentice and Henry Leslie Prentice ; there are also several memorial tablets. 
In 1901 an exceedingly handsome memorial was erected by the Countess 
of Caledon, the Earl of Caledon, and the brothers and sisters of the late 
Earl, to his memory. In 1904 handsome Bath stone and marble Com- 
munion rails were placed in the church, the space inside the Communion 
rails was floored with mosaic of choice design, and a memorial tablet was 
erected as memoiials of Canon and Mrs. Armstrong by the parishioners 
and other friends at a cost of about £120. In 1904 the executors and 
beneficiaries under Canon Armstrong's Will gave a sum of £60 to be invested 
for the benefit of the poor of the parish, as a memorial fund to him and 
Mrs. Armstrong. In the same year (1904) a new heating apparatus was 
erected by Musgrave & Co., a new Vestry built, and other improvements 
carried out at a cost of £187. His Grace the Lord Primate gave a grant 
of £100 from the Beresford Fund towards this expense. A piece of ground 
added to the chixrchyard was consecrated on 20 Oct., 1853. The Parochial 
School opposite the church was built in 1776, and rebuilt by the Dowager 
Lady Caledon, as was also the Infant School. The dates are cut 
on both. 

The Communion^ Plate is valuable, and includes a silver paten inscribed : 
" Hanc Patinam Sacram Johannes Hamilton de Callidon Armiger et Lucy 
Hamilton, alias Dopping, uxor ejus, ecclesise Parochiali Sancti Johannis de 
Aghalow, D.D. Anno. Dom. 1712;" a large silver paten inscribed: — 
" Presented for the use of Caledon Church by the Rev. Godfrey E. Alex- 
ander, Easter, 1849," and a plated chalice, paten and flagon : " Presented 
for the service of Caledon Church by Du Pre, Earl of Caledon, Christmas, 

Crilly Chapel of Ease in Camteel parish was licensed on 23 Jan., 1873. 
The glebe house at Tulnashane was buUt in 1810. 

The village of Caledon seems to have been an important military fort 
from an early period, as here was the principal residence of one of the O'Neill 
chieftains. Kenard, as it was then called, is flrst mentionedjin 1498, when 
Lord Deputy Kildare drove Mac Art O'Neill from his stronghold here 
and gave the fortress to Tirlagh O'Neill, ally of the British. One of his 
descendants, Tirlagh, had a grant of Kenard with 4,000 acres from James I, 
and prior to 1619 built here a bawn of lime and stone and a castle, which 
was afterwards the residence of Sir Phelim O'Neill, who headed the in- 
surrection of 1641, and who on 22 Oct., 1641, by treachery made Lord 
Caulfield prisoner at Charlemont, and afterwards put him to death at his 
castle at Kenard, of which there is now no trace. General Munro, in 1646, 
at length overpowered the insurgents here, having fought the battle of 

In the Caledon Demesne, at a well beside the avenue is a Celtic Cross 
8 feet high with solid recessed ring, a boss in the centre of the west side. 

154 Parish of Camlough, Perpetual Curates, 1793-1818. 

slight trace of a figure on the east side, and bears along the angles, of which 
a description and illustration is in Jour. R.S.A.I., Vol. XVI, 426. 

From the Vestry Minutes of 1817 we learn that the parish beggars were 
supplied with badges. 

The late Canon Armstrong published an interesting " Sketch of the 
foundation and progress of the Church of St. John of Aghalow, commonly 
called Caledon Church," 9 pp., which was printed by the Caledon Missionary 
Work Society. See Aghalow. 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession (see also Aghalow) :— 
Deeds of 1759, 1774, 1786, 1806, 1807. License of Crilly Church, 1873. 

CAMLOUGH— (Co. Armagh). 

(:()etf|)etuaf Cuirafeg. 

1793 — Joseph Henry, Lie. Aug. 13 (Lea's Eccl. Calendar). He was the son 
of Joseph H., " generosus," b. in Co. Armagh, ent. T.C.D. Feb. 5, 1775, 
aged 23. He m. Isabella, dau. of Robert Baillie, of the Innishargie 
family, Co. Down. His son Robert became R. of Jonesborough, q.v., 
and another son, Thomas Gibson, of Moume Abbey, Kilkeel, became 
Agent to the Earl of Kilmorey, and m. Mary Anne, dau. of John Quinn 
and was the father of John Quinn, Henry, Agent to the Earl of Kilmorey, 
and 5 other sons and 6 daus. A dau. m. George Gray, merchant, of 
Newry, 10 Feb., 1808. (See Dr. Crossle's History of Lodge XVIII, 
Newry). A memorial window was erected in the new church (Christ 
Church) Bessbrook to the memory of Rev. Joseph H. by his two sons 
in 1868. 
1818— Henry Boyd, M.A., Lie. Jan. 2 {D.R.). One H.B., son of Charles B., 
b. in Co. Tyrone, ent. T.C.D. as a Sizar June 1, 1770, aged 20 (Reg. T.C.D.) ; 
was C. or R. Rathfriland circa 1800 ; Chancellor of Kilfenora 1809-19. 
Rev. Henry Boyd, then of Anglesea Street, Dublin, m. in 1776 (M.L. 
dated July 30) Elizabeth Irwin of St. James's Parish, Dublin. His dau. 
Margaret m. 8 Dec, 1829, Hans Ogle, of Newry (N.T.). His son Charles 
M.A., became R. Magheradroll 1816-72, and d. in his 97th year on 11 Mar. 
1872. Another son was Rev. H. E. Boyd, M.A., Preb. Dromara 1811-64 
(ob.). His eldest dau. Anne Jane d. at Kingstown, 16 July, 1856. His 
youngest son Frederick d. at Hilltown, June, 1812. In Erck's Ecd. Reg. 
for 1827 it is said : — " Mr. Boyd had a benefice in another diocese 
[?=V. Bodenstown (Kildare)], which he res. to his son and accepted this 
curacy ; he is now superannuated and incapable of duty, but enjoys all 
the emoluments and the Archbishop pays the Assistant, viz., Fortescue 
Gorman." (See Curates). A Rev. Henry Boyd was R. Magheramlet 
about 1818-32. 

We give the following newspaper notices of him : — 

" In a wild and uncultivated district, at the foot of Sliebh GuUion, 
resides the Rev. H. Boyd, a gentleman well known in the literary world 
as the translator of the ' Divina Commedia ' of Dante, and as possessing 
very considerable literary talent. He is at present upwards of 80 years 
of age, by far the greater proportion of which he has been a Curate of the 
Established Church, residing for the last 20 years in this retired mountain 
district, and enjoying the respect and best wishes of the parishioners, 
who are nearly all Roman Catholics." — Newry Telegraph, 27 Aug., 1830. 

" It is with much regret we this day announce the decease, at 
Ballintemple, [the name of the townland in which he resided] near 
Newry, on the 18th Inst., at a very advanced age, of the Rev. 

Parish of Camlough, Perpetual Curates, &c. 155 

Henry Boyd, M.A., a gentleman well known to the literary world 
and particularly so as the first translator of the sublime works of 
Dante into English verse. We will not enter into any particulars 
with respect to the personal character and peculiarities of this eminent 
man ; but this, at least, we cannot avoid saying, that, by a considerable 
portion of the community of the North of Ireland he has been long and 
justly indeed regarded as a pious, benevolent and exemplary Parish 
Minister. Notwithstanding his great age, he retained the clear exercise 
of his faculties to the last moment, and was engaged, within a few hours 
of his death, in making edifying observations on Dwight's Theology, 
the reading of which he had just then concluded." — Newry Telegra'ph, 
21 Sep., 1832. See also Dublin University Mag., May, 1854. 

1832— Andrew Cleland, Lie. Oct. 13 {D.R.). Son of William C, b. m Co. 
Down, ent. T.C.D. Nov. 7, 1825, aged 19; B.A. 1830. Probably the 
same who became R. Dundonald (Down) in 1852 resigning Camlough ? 

1851— John Brien Frith, Lie. Nov. 1 (D.R.), son of Wm. Frith " generosus," 
of the Cross, Enniskillen ; b. in Co. Fermanagh, educated by Mr. O'Beirne, 
ent. T.C.D. m 1834, aged 17 ; B.A. 1839 ; ord. D. 1841 ; P. 1842 ; C. 
Baronstown 1844 ; C. Mullabrack 1849 ; m. Jane Townley. His eldest 
son is Rev. William R. Frith, R. Swynnerton, Staffs. His second son is 
J. B. Frith, Esq., The Cross, Enniskillen. Baptist Gamble, another son 
of Rev. J. B. and Jane F. was b. May 4. 1860, and a dau. Jane Florence 
Elizabeth was b. Nov. 7, 1862 (Meigh Par. Reg.). He res. in 1874 ; d. 
Nov. 20, 1893. 


1875— Thomas Jordan, B.D., inst. April 24 (D.R.); res. in 1878. See 

1878- Abraham Lockett Ford, M.A., inst. Dec. 18 {D.R.) ; res in 1893 for 
Ardee, q.v. 

1893— William Jones, M.A., mst. Sep. 4 (D.R.) ; res. in 1895 for Kilmore, 

1895— Francis Meredith Moeran, M.A., inst. Aug. 8 ; res. in 1897 for Lough- 
gall. See Derryloran. 

1897— Edward Daniel Crowe, M.A., inst. Feb. 13 [D.R.) ; res. in 1900 for 
Drumcree, q.v. 

1900— Henry Todd, inst. July 30 (D.R.), youngest son of James T., b. 
at Stonebridge, Co. Armagh, educated at Santry School and T.C.D.. 
where he obtained Mathematical Sizarship ; Senior Exhibition ; Michael 
Roberts Prize in Mathematics ; First Honours and Prize in Modern 
History and Logics ; First Resp. B.A. 1895 ; was formerly Mathematical 
Master in Royal School, Cavan, and in Drogheda Grammar School,, and 
Math. Lecturer in Mungret College, Limerick; ord. D. 1896; P. 1897: 
C. Carlmgford 1896-9; C. St. Mary's, Newry 1899-1900; m. 30 Oct., 
1902, Emma S., eldest dau. of John Hardy, C.E., Bessbrook. Mr. Todd 
ia probably one of the best all-round scholars in the Church of Ireland. 


1825 — Fortescue Gorman, Lie. Dec. 28. See above — Incumbents. M.L. of 
Rev. Fortescue Thomas William Gorman and Harriett Greene, dated 
1824. He became C. Knockmark (Meath) 1825. 

1831 — James Macartney appears ; res. Nov. 1832 (.Neim/ Telegraph). 

1863-72— William Henry PUcher, T.C.D. B.A. and Div. Test. (2) 1841 ; 
ord. D. 1843 ; P. 1844 ; C. Carlingford 1843-5 ; Chaplain R.N. 1845-55 ; 

156 Parish of Camlough, Notes. 

C. Annahilt 1856-'63 ; C. Riverstown 1872-5; V. Finglas 1875-1889. 
He m. Elizabeth, dau. of Edward (Jerahty, Sch. T.C.D., barrister, and 
left 2 sons and a dau.. m. Rev. Eugene O'Meara, R. Tallaght, Dublin. 


Camlough=Crooked loagh, so called from the shape of the lake in the 

parish — about 90 acres in extent — from wh'ch a stream flows through the 
valley towards Newry and supplies the water power to the mills and factories 
that abound in the district and also in the town of Newry. 

It was established as a Perpetual Curacy out of Killeavy parish about 
the year 1793. The deed of endowment is 21 July, 1795. The original 
churcll of Camlough was built by Primate Robinson in 1773-4 on a site 
conveyed for the purpose by James, Eari of Chariemont, on May 20, 1773. 
It was a small edifice with a tower and low spire. It was not consecrated 
till Sep. 9, 1785, by the Bishop of Dromore, acting for the Primate. Over 
£150 was spent in repairing it by the Board of First Fruits about 1830. 

In consequence of the growth of the linen manufacture in the town of 
Bessbrook, it was found necessary to build a new church there on a new 
site, for which Lord Chariemont gave, July 3, 1866, 3r. 18p. in Maghernahely 
townland ; and a faculty was granted to take down the old church^ 
Nov. 7, 1866. This handsome church, dedicated to Christ the Redeemer, 
was consecrated on Sep. 22, 1868 ; the foundation stone had been laid 
on 21st May, 1867, by Rev. Precentor A. Irwin. It was enlarged and im- 
proved in 1887, and re-opened by the Primate on Sep. 17, 1887, a grave- 
yard in connection with the parish being consecrated on the same day. 
Both churches were vested in the R.C.B. at the disestablishment. The old 
glebe house was built at Ballintemple in 1796, at a cost of £138 9s. 2^d. 
by the Board of First Fruits. To it was attached about 70 acres of land. 
At the disestablishment the R.C.B. purchased the glebe house and curtilage 
of 14 acres for £431 16s. 6d. ; the rest of the land was sold to tenants for £700 
by the Government. 

The present glebe house was buUt by a loan from the Board of Works, 
and stands on land 2a. 2r. in extent. 

" In the townland of Aughnagloghmullan there is an extraordinary 
cairn, 44 yards in length by 22 in breadth ; it contains a chamber 19 yards 
long and divided into four compartments, and is formed of upright stones 
about 7 feet high, surrounded by very large stone slabs, the whole covered 
with loose stones and earth" (L.T.D.). 

The district of Camlough, formed of the ancient territory of the 
O'Hanlons, at the plantation of Ulster was granted to Henry MacShane 
O'Neil for life and after his death to Sir Toby Caulfield, who buUt an ex- 
tensive bawn of stone and lime at Maghernahely (L.T.D.). In the map 
of 1609 there is a church marked on this spot, called then the T.L. of 
Magherichelin [?=Magheralough=the plain of the lough]. This is no 
doubt the church of Yllagh referred to in the Beg. Dowdall, where we find 
" R. Killsleive et Vicaria ibidem de Illagh," and in Reg. Prene, " Kylsleve 
et Yllagh." Lewis says, " The walls of the bawn erected by Sir Toby 
Caulfield remain [1837] almost entire and exhibit many of the hewn 
stones of the ancient abbey of Killeavy." It is more likely that these were 
the stonea of the church of Yllagh. "A little eastward of these walls stands 
the shaft of an elegant cross, of which the rest lies in a ditch." {L.T.D.). 
" The chapel [of Yllagh] stood in a field next to the field where the remains 
of Caulfield's bawn are in the hill of Maghernahely, where may still be seen 
the hollowed stone which was its Font, and a holy well once resorted to by 
devotees which now supplies the fountain in the middle of Bessbrook ; a 

Parish of Cappocke or Keppok, Vicars, &c. 157 

rough cross formed by three stones stood on the site of the former chapel 
yard, where human bones have occasionally been dug up, but the stones 
after lying overturned were, about 1863, broken into flag stones by the 
tenant of the farm " {Reeves MS. Notes). 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention Order : 
Baptisms since 1832, Marriages since 1835, Burials since 1833 (see also 
Killeavy and Meigh). Deed of Consecration of Cliurch, Copy of grant of 
site of do. Deed of Conveyance of Churchyard. 


1318-9 — John, Vicar of the church of Keppok appears (Plea Roll 1 1 Edw.II). 

1402— William Harlot, Herryott or Horieg, V. appears {P.R. 3 Hen. IV), 
He is V. also in 1427, when on Sep. 18, a Mandate was issued by the Primate 
to the R. of Dromin and others publicly to denounce Hariot to be ex- 
communicate for contumacy and to cite him to appear before John 
Prene, Official of the Court of Armagh, in the church of Termonfeighan, 
on 24 Sep. to answer certain articles relating to the mere salvation of 
his soul, then to be objected against him (D.R.). 

1427— John Prene, V. (D.R.). 

1435— vacant (D.R.). 


1622— John Gierke, Curate at 6/- a year (R.V.). 
1633— Henry Ferrant, Curate at 30/- a year {R.V.). 

Cappocke or Cappoge=little plot, a small parish in Co. Louth, lying 
between Dunleer and Kilsaran. The Rectory was originally appropriated 
to the KUsaran Preceptory of Knights Templars and afterwards to the 
Hospitallers. In 1435, by instrument at Termonfechin, dated Feb. 15, 
the Primate certified to the Prior and Brethren of St. John of Jerusalem 
at Kilmainham that this V. in their presentation had been long void by 
death and considering the exility of the profits and willing to obviate the 
neglect of souls, he exhorted them, as by law they were bound, to present 
to him within one month an able and fit person for the said V. ; and as it 
appeared by Inquisition that the Vicar could not receive out of the profits 
of the V. more than 10/- for his support and keeping hospitality — that 
they should assign him such a portion as would enable him to pay jura 
Episcopalia and be a fit maintenance for himself, lest their presentation 
should hurt him (D.R.). At the dissolution of the monasteries the tithes 
of the R. went wth the Preceptory of Kilsaran. In 1633 they were worth 
£26 (R.V. 1633). In 1656 the great tithes were rented by the Common- 
wealth to William Turner at £8 10s. In 1682 the R. was united to Dunleer 
and has continued so since. It is now in Dunany U. The church was 
ruinous in 1622 {R. V.) and probably was never rebuilt. In 1764 the Hearth 
Money Collector returned, " No Protestant, 188 Popish persons, no church, 
no chapel " in the parish. The churchyard and ruins are now vested in 
the Ardee Rural District Council. It contains very few inscribed stones, 
but has a handsome mausoleum of the late O'Reilly Dease, M.P., which is 
visible from the G.N.R. There are two ancient doorways and a Gothic 
east window, splayed. The west end has a bell gable ; the ruins are over- 
grown with ivy. Some human bones were found at Castle Moyle, the ancient 
residence of the Hadsors — the lords of Cappocke — and about 1790 a skeleton 
was found in a kistvaen, also an old sword, some buckles and coins (Stubbs 
L.A.J., 1908). 

158 Parish of Carlingford, Vicars, 1305-1624. 

CARLINGFORD— (Co. Louth). 

1305— William appears {Plea Roll, 32, Edw. I). 

1311— Richard de Estdene res. this V. (P.R. Eng.). 

1311 — Jolin de Coleworthe, pres. by the Crown Oct. 4, on the res. of Estdene, 
by reason of the Templars' lands being in the King's hands (P.R. Eng.). 

1360 — Henry Moore appears {D.R.). 

1361— Thomas Waleys or Walshe (D.R.). He is V. in 1375 ; and is called 
Thomas Wallsche, when the Primate, with consent of the Dean and 
Chapter, sold him all the great and small tythes of Carlingford and Cooly 
for a year for £20 (D.R.). 

1402— John Gernon appears [M.R. 3 Hen. IV). 

1406— Richard Waspayne or Waspall appears (D.i?.). He died circa 1428. 

1428— Robert Mylys or Myles, inst. June 12 (D.R.) ; i?.F.1622 has" collated 
July 12 " in error. He was living in 1442 (D.R.). 

1471 — William Water appears. He acted as Primate Prene's Chaplain 
and Commissary. Phelim O'Hanlon and his band captured him, as they 
also did the Primate himself on another occasion, for which acts they 
were excommunicated and their country placed under an interdict (D.R.). 
See King's Primacy, p. 45. The V. was vac. in 1471 " per Ingressum 
Religionis Willelmi Water" {D.R.). This means he became a " Regular." 

1471 — John Karny, pres. by Philip Bermingham, Preceptor of Kilsaran, 
July 23 (D.R.). His pres. and inst. were declared void on Oct. 3, as the 
Prior of Kilmainham was the true Patron {D.R.). 

1471 — Peter Roger, pres. by the Prior of Kilmainham July 23 ; admitted 
Oct. 3 (D.R.). He was afterwards disturbed in his V. by John Walynton, 
sub-conservator of the privileges of the Prior and Brethren of St. John of 
Jerusalem. He appealed to the See of Armagh for redress on 25th 
March, 1476 (D.R.). 

1484— William Miagh appears (D.R.). Perhaps the William Miagh who 
was Dean of Kildare in 1540 and who had studied in Oxford, and who 
was strongly recommended by the Lord Deputy and Council to Henry 
VIII, who nominated him to the Bishopric of Kildare in that year. Tha 
Bishop d. Dec. 15, 1548 (C.F. II, 230, and V, 145). 

1496— Philip Bargy appears {D.R.). 

1521 — Simon Betagh, inst. May 2 on the pres. of John Rawson, Prior of 
Kilmainham. He is still V. in 1532 (D.R.). 

1618— Randall Holland, inst. Mar. 19 (F.F.T.) ; ord. D. and P. 2 Jan., 

1614-5 (R.V. 1633). Probably the " Holland" who was B.A. 

1612 and M.A. 1613 of T.C.D. We find an entry in Reg. T.C.D. on Mar. 
17, 1640, of the matriculation of Zachariah, 4th son of Rev. Randolph 
Holland, who was b. at Dundaniel, and was then aged 17. A Randall 
Holland was Preb. KillamuUy (Cork) 1623-70 ; and in 1641 the rebels 
despoiled him of goods to the value of £109 and of his living worth £135 
a year (Dep. T.C.D.). 

1624— Augustine Taylor, coll. Sep. 28 {R.V. 1633); ord. P. by John, Bp. 
of Sod or and Man in 1616, and was also lie. to serve the cures of 
" Sedgranes (?) Loughonliffe [ ? Loughgilly] and Newtown" in April, 
1628 {R. V. 1633). He is said to have died in 1641 from fever caught 

Parish of Carlingford, Vicars, 1639-1740. 159 

through the rebellion (Beid I, 332, et seq.), but it appears that he must 
have res. the V. before that date. 

1639— William Binner, coll. Nov. 6 {F.F.T.). 

[1647— Edward Usher, V. of Donoghmoine (Clogher) is residing at Carling- 
ford and probably officiated there. — Carte Papers Vol. 21, p. 346. Could 

he have become V ?] 

[1658 — William Swalden was appointed Commonwealth Minister here on 
7 April, 1658, at " a salary of £100, commencing 29 Sep. last " {Comm. 
Pps., P.R.O.). He was settled on the tithes in Co. Limerick in 1660 
{ibidem, Vol. A/25, p. 392.)] 

1662/3— Robert Bower, "inst." (sic) Jan. 1 {F.F.T.). 

1665— Alexander Read, coll. May 17 {F.F.T.). M.L. of Alexander Read, 

of St. Audoen's, elk., and Leila Murray, of St. John's Parish, Dublin, 

spinster, dated 6 Feb., 1672. 

1675— George McCullough, coll. Aug. 31 {F.F.T.) ; d. in 1695 (D.JR.). 

1695— Andrew Mitchell, coll. Aug. 31 {D.R.). He res. in the following 
year ; was R. EnniskiUen in 1695 and soon after held with it the Precentor- 
ship of Clogher up to his death, on Jan. 8, 1743, aged 81. He was bur. 
at Enniskillen, and his P. Will was proved in 1743. His son Thomas, 
b. at EnniskiUen, ent. T.C.D. Nov. 7, 1729, aged 16 {Beg. T.C.D.). 

1696— Thomas Cox, M.A., coU. Nov. 3 [? 8] {D.B.) ; res. on 28 Feb., 1699, 
for R. Killincoole (q.v.) and V. Louth {F.F.T.). 

1699— Thomas Leigh, M.A., D.D., coll. Feb. 28 {F.F.T.) ; res. in 1709 for 
R. Baronstown (q.v.), Heynestown and Dunbin. 

1709— Richard Crump, D.D., coll. Nov. 9 {D.B.). He was the son of George 
C, b. in Dublin, ent. T.C.D. as a Pensioner Nov. 16, 1670, aged 16 ; Sch. 
1672 ; B.A. 1675 ; Fellow and M.A. 1678 ; D.D. — ; was R. Enniskillen 
and Prec. Clogher from July 23, 1683-1685, and was pres. to the R. of 
Birr in 1685 {Miscell. MSS., P.R.O.) ; was R. Lissan and Desertlyn 1691- 
5 ; R. Donoughmore 1691-9 ; C. Drumglass 1695 ; R. Drumglass and 
Tullaniskin 1699-1709; R. Termonmaguirke 1695-1730; and R. Killy- 
man 1709-30, holding Carlingford with these parishes till his death. He 
m. Sarah Wy brant, spinster, in St. Michan's, Dublin, on Jan. 6, 1684/5. 
His P. Will, made 19 July, 1729, was proved on 30 Nov., 1730. Leaves 
bequests to his dau. Dorcas Ball, to his sons Westenra and George ; to 
George, son of Westenra ; to his cousin John Dunn ; to his godson Richard 
Moore, of Carlingford ; to Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, als. Graydon, and £5 
to the poor of Carlingford. His son Richard heir and sole exor. 

1731 — James Horner, M.A., coll. Alay 4 {D.B.). He is mentioned several 
times in Boulter's Letters, where we are told " he was a native of Switzer- 
land and recommended thither [i.e., to Ireland] by his Grace of Canter- 
bury to whom Lord Carteret gave the R. of Clane, diocese of Kildare, 
where the landlord, a powerful Popish gentleman treated him badly " 
..." his stack full of fuel was fired in the night, and, I think, part of 
his house burned by it." {Letter of Jan. 12, 1730). He d. in London, 
March 20, 1734/5 {ibidem). 

1735— Peter Bouquet de St. Paul, D.D., coll. April 10 {D.B.) ; res. in 1737 

for Killyman. See Drumglass. 
1737/8— Alexander Rowan, coll. Jan. 6 {D.B.) ; T.C.D. Sch. 1714 ; B.A. 

1716 ; d. in 1740. 
1740— Paul Twigge, coll. July 28 {D.B.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1721 ; M.A. 1724; 

was Minor Canon of St. Patrick's, Dublin, in 1731 ; V. Donaghmore 

i6o Parish of Carlingford, Vicars, 1740-1865. 

(Dromore) 1734-40 (D.E.) ; m. Hannah Tuthill of Donnybrook 1733 
(M.L. dated 2 Dec.) ; d. in 1777. 

1777_John Lever, M.A., coll. Nov. 12 {D.R.) ; res. in 1793 for V. Colpe, 

1793— John Barrett, M.A., coU. Jan. 21 (D.R.). One J. B. was Sch. T.C.D. 
1773 ; B.A. 1775 ; Fellow and M.A. 1778 ; B.D. 1786 ; D.D. 1790 ; but 
the V. of Carlingford was probably the J. B., son of William B., b. in 
Co. Longford, who ent. T.C.D. July 1, 1776 ; B.A. 1781 ; M.A. 1791. He 
seems to have fled from the country during the rebellion of 1798, when 
the Primate at the request of the parishioners placed Rev. Richard 
Baggs as Curate-in-charge {D.R.). The parish was sequestrated on Nov. 
19, 1802, to Rev. J. H. Hamilton, D.D. The Belfast News-Letter of 19 
Nov., 1802, has the foUowmg :— 

" At a numerous Vestry, held pursuant to public notice, in the Parish 
Church of Carlingford, on Saturday, the 6th day of November, 1802, 
it was unanimously resolved : — We do hereby return our sincere thanks 
to Hugh Moore, Esq., and Mr. Robert Matier, our worthy Churchwardens, 
for their concientious discharge of their duties in presenting the late Vicar, 
the Rev. John Barrett, to his Grace the Lord Primate of all Ireland, 
for various offences and misdemeanours, and their persevering exertions 
in obtaining redress of grievances and prosecuting their suit in the Metro- 
politan Court of Armagh until he was finally removed from the said 
Parish. And we do hereby agree that the above resolution shall be 
printed at the expense of the Parish, three times in the Dublin Evening 
Post, Dublin Journal and Belfast News- Letter." 

1803— Francis Gervais, M.A., coll. Mar. 22 {D.R.) ; res. in 1816 for Tartara- 
ghan. See Desertlyn. 

1816— Thomas Carpendale, jun., M.A., coU. Feb. 12 {D.R.) ; res. in 1818 
for Elillyman, q.v. 

1818— Henry Preston Elrington, coll. Jan. 26 (D.R.). He was a son of 
Bishop Thomas Elrington (see Armagh) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1808 ; M.A. 1813 ; 
B.D. and D.D. 1846 ; C. Mullabrack 1816 ; became Preb. Kikane (Ferns) 
1823-5 ; res. Carlingford 4 Mar., 1824 ; Precentor of Ferns 1824 ; d. in 
May, 1860, and was bur. at Templeshambo. In the Par .Reg. of Carling- 
ford appears the bap. of William, son of Henry P. and Isabella Jane 
Elrington, b. Aug. 26, 1820, and of Robert Bissett Fen wick E., also their 
son, b. May 13, 1822. 

1824— WiUiam Brownlow Forde, coll. Mar. 30 {D.R.). He was the 2nd 
son (and subsequently heir) ot Matthew Forde, of Seaforde, Co. Down, 
by Catherine, dau. of Right Hon. William Brownlow, of Lurgan ; b. in 
1786 ; T.C.D. B.A. 1807 ; M.A. 1813 ; m. (1) 1812 Theodosia Helen, dau. 
of Thomas Douglass, of Grace Hall. For his issue see B.L.O.; (2) Florence, 
dau. of George Brook, of Ashbrook, Co. Fermanagh. He held also the 
R Annahilt from 1817. Was previously V. Dunsford 1814. He d. Mar. 
11, 1856. 

1837— WUliam Barlow, M.A., coll. Oct. 17 {D.R.) ; res. Jan. 1, 1852, for 
Treasurer (q.v.) and R. Creggan. 

1852— Richard Verschoyle, coll. Mar. 16 {D.R.), son of John V .(brother of 
James, Bishop of Killala), b. in Dublin, educated by Jlr. Crawford, ent. 
T.C.D. 1827, aged 17; B.A. 1832; M.A. 1836; ord. D. 1832; P. 1833; 
C. Loughgilly 1834; P.C. Balleek 1848-52. He res. Carlingford for 
R. and V. DerryvuUen (Qogher) in 1865 ; became Preb. Kilskeery in 
1875 ; m. (1) in 1841 Margt. Davenport Lloyd, (2) 12 April, 1853, EmUy, 
eldest dau. of James Kynaston Edwards, of Oldcourt, Co. Wicklow, 
and had issue ; d. Sep. 11, 1895, aged 86. 

Parish of Carlingford, Vicars and Curates. i6i 

1866— Edwin Thomas, coll. Jan. 16 {D.R.). Son of Rev. Edwin T., b. in 
Co. Kerry, ent. T.C.D., aged 17, on Jan. 3, 1825 ; B.A. 1831 ; ord. D. 
(for Limerick Dio.) 1834 ; C. Clonmore 1848 ; C. Louth 1851 ; P.C. 
Aghavilly 1854-66 ; m. Eliza George, sister of Judge George, and had 
issue Edwin, b. 1851, of Newport House, Co. Mayo, who assumed the 
name of O'Donel, and m. in 1883 Millicent Agnes, dau. of Capt. R. A. 
O'Donel. Jane, dau. of Rev. Edwin T. m. James Ormsby Lawder, 
of Lawderdale, Co. Leitriin. Rev. E. T. d. on March 15, 1869, aged 60. 
There is a tablet to his memory in Carlingford Church, and also a brass 
tablet to his wife, who d. 14 June, 1885. His youngest dau., Diana 
Georgina, d. in London, Feb. 9, 1909. 

1869— Cecil Smyly, coll. May 14 (D.J?.). He was the son of John Smyly, 
K.C., by Belissa, dau. of John Crampton of Dublin (by Anne, dau. of 
David Verner, of Gillis, Co. Armagh) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1823 ; M.A. — ; C. 
Armoy 1826; C. Ballintoy 1829-32; R. Ardquin 1836-8; V. Drumcar 
1841-56 ; P.C. Grange 1856-69 ; m. in 1834 Elizabeth Callwell. His dau. 
Ellen m. Rev. Edward Gabbett, P.C. Diamond (q.v.) and afterwards 
Archdeacon of Limerick. He res. Carlingford Aug. 1, 1872, and d. at 
Armagh, Dec. 28, 1874. 

1872— Cliarles Miller, inst. Nov. 12 {D.R.). He was the 3rd son of Rev. 
George Miller, D.D., F.T.C.D., Head Master of the Royal School, Armagh, 
and R. DerryvuUen (Clogher), (b. 1764, d. 1849, son of Stephen Miller 
of Dublin, who d. 1807, aged 80) by Elizabeth Ball, and was b. 19 Feb., 
1807 ; T.C.D. B.A. 1830 ; M.A. 1871 ; ord. D. 1830 ; P. 1831 ; C. Derry- 
vuUen 183- ; C. Derrynoose 1840 ; P.C. Ballymakenny 1842-66 ; R. 
NewtownhamUton 1866-72; m. in 1842 Marianne, dau. of Captain Robert 
Harvey, of Malin Hall, Co. Donegal, and had issue George, b. July 11, 
1843, d. AprU 5, 1907 ; Robert, b. Feb. 23, 1845 ; EmUy Barbara Frances, 
m. Rev. R. T. Bluett ; (see next) and Mary Elizabeth Florinda. He d. 
on Aug. 8, 1884, aged 77, having res. Carlingford Aug. 8, 1882. 

1882— Ricliard Tenison Bluett, inst. Sep. 26 ; T.C.D. B.A. 1874 ; M.A. 1892 ; 
ord. D. 1876 ; P. 1877 ; C. Carlingford 1876-82 ; m. June 5, 1878, EmUy 
Barbara Frances, dau. of Rev. Charles Miller, his predecessor. His only 
dau, Louisa Mary, m. July 22, 1908, John Grandage Ramsdam, of 

1304 — William, chaplain. He has to answer this year to the Vicar for his 
accoimt, when he was " bailiff in Kylmore, Bally lag (?) and Fremton " 
(Plea Roll). 

1773— James Freeland (V.B.) became C. Creggan, 1775. 

1775— David Ingham (V.B). 

1796 — Richard Baggs, Lie. Jan. 14 at £50 per annum ; appointed sole Curate- 
in-charge 1798 (D.R.). A resolution of thanks was passed at a General 
Meeting of the Parishioners in 1802 — " To our worthy licensed Curate, 
Mr. Baggs, for his truly Religious Deportment, for his firmness in adhering 
to the Sacred Duties of his Profession during the time of rebellion while 
the Vicar was absent in England and the parish left solely to his care 
and for his exemplary behaviour at all times." Signed by Wm. Moore 
Sovereign, Hugh Moore and Robert Matier, Churchwardens, etc." — 
Belfast News-Letter, 21 May, 1802. A Richard Baggs was Sch. T.C.D. 
in 1756 ; B.A. 1758. 

1814— Thomas Walsh [V.B.). See Tartaraghan. 

1819— Charles Minehin (Par. Reg.). 

1819— Thomas Mitchell (V.B.), T.C.D. B.A. 1814 ; m. Jane Burtchell 1827 
(Dublin Grant Book). 

i62 Parish of Carlingford, Curates, 1820-1891. 

1820 Circa — Robert Henry. See Jonesborough. 

1824 — William Stevenson {Par. Reg.) became afterwards C. Clonenagh. 

1824-5 — John Nevln {Par. Reg.) — probably the John Leslie Nevin, ord. D. 

1823. who was R. Portglenone 1829-62 
1825 — Colin Jevers (Par. Reg ). See Armagh. 
1827— Charles Waring, B.A., Lie. Nov, 20 {D.R.) -. res. 1837 for P.C. Eglish 

1835— Edward Sillito {Par. Reg.). 
1838 — J. Anderson, jun. {Par. i2e^.)j?= James Anderson previously C. 

1843-5— William Henry Pilcher, B.A. See Camlough. 
1845— Joseph Wilson Higginbotham, Lie. Nov. 18 {D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1837 ; 

previously C. CoUon 1845. 
1847-8— E. Morse {Par. Reg.). 
1849-51— James Francis McCormicli {Par. Reg.) ; T.C.D. B.A. and Div. 

Test (1) 1848 ; M.A. 1855 ; B.D. and D.D. 1873 ; ord. D. 1848 ; P. 1849 ; 

afterwards C. Donaghmoine 1852-66 ; R. Geashill 1866-87, and Sub, Dean 

and Canon of Kildare. 
1853-6 — Blaclter Castles {Par. Reg.). See Jonesborough. 
1856-59— Henry Walter Blake Butler, T.C.D. Vice ChanceUor's Prize for 

Poetry 1850 ; B.A. 1851 ; Div. Test. (2) 1852 ; ord. D. 1852 : P. 1853 ; 

C. Swift's Alley 1852-4 ; C. Ballyloughloe 1854-6 ; C. Westmeath 1854-6 ; 

res. Carlingford for C. Navan 1860 ; C. Lynally 1860-7 ; R. Gweedore 

1867-8; C. St. Matthew's, Bethnal Green, 1869; C. E. Marden, Sussex, 

C. Fethard 1871-8 ; C. Qeobiu-y Mortimer 1879-81. 
1859-60— Richard Johnston, M.A. {Par. Reg.). See Kilmore. 

1860-5— William Sparrow, B.A., Lie. Dec. 27, 1864 {D.R.). See Desertlyn. 
1866-7— Edmund Maturin. See AghaviUy 
1866-7 — Henry Taylor {Par. Reg.). See Drumbanagher. 
1867-9— David Charles Abbott, Lie. Dec. 21, 1867 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 
(Resp.) 1867; Div. Test. 1869; M.A. and B.D. 1887; D.D. 1891 ; ord. 

D. 1867 ; P. 1869 ; C. MuUaghdun 1869-72 ; C. St. John's, Sandymount. 
Dublin, 1872-4; R. Fivemiletown 1874-86; R. Tydavnet 1886; Preb, 
Devenish 1900-6 ; Archdeacon of Qogher 1906. 

1869— Robert Dalzell Knox {D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. (Sen. Mod. Hist, and Eng. 
Lit.) 1867 ; M.A. 1877 ; ord. D. 1868 ; P. 1869 ; C. Shankill (Lurgan) 
1870-3 ; V. Samtfield 1873-90. 

1870-6— George Fitzgerald Russell, Lie. June 12 (D.R.) T.C.D. B.A. 1871 ; 
ord. D. 1870 ; P. 1874 ; C. Leek 1880-6 ; C. Geashill 1886-8 ; C. Hayton, 
Cumberland, 1891-3 ; C. St. Matthew's, Moorefield, Bristol, 1894-5, 
Address : 1 Canterbury Villas, Station Road, Sydenham, Belfast. 

1883-7 — William Philip Lowe, b. in Limerick, 1853, son of Thomas and Anne 
Lowe of that city, educ. at Limerick Model School, and Mr. Armstrong's 
Private School ; emigrated to Canada'in 1875 where he engaged in teaching; 
ord. D. 1883 ; P. 1885 ; res. C. Carlingford for C. Kikosanty 1887-8; R. 
St. John's, Cloverhill 1888-1907; R. Bailieborough 1907; m. in 1896 
Olivia, dau. of late William Lodge, S.I., R.I.C., and has issue Thomas 
WiUiam, b. in 1897. 

1887— William Whigham, T.C.D. B.A. 1884; Div. Test. 1886; M.A. 1894; 
C. Donaghenry 1881-2; C. Castleconnor 1883-4; C. Lisnaskea 1884-6; 
C. Carlingford 1887 ; C. Holy Trin., Blackburn, 1888-9 ; C. Clogher (Co. 
Tyrone) 1889-90: C. All SS. Stubbard 1899-1900; C. Newtown Popple- 
ford 1900-2 ; C. St. Leon, Cleator, 1902-4. 

1889-91— Alfred Wade Johnston, Lie. June 17, 1889 (D.R.). See RichhiU. 

1891— Wmiam O'Connor, R.U.L B.A. 1885 ; T.C.D. ; ord. D. 1891 ; P. 
1892 ; became S.P.G. Miss, at Ranchi, Chhota Nagpur 1891-00 ; Organ- 
ising Sec. S.P.G. (Irish Auxiliary) since 1901. 


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1893-4 — Frederick George Nelson. See Derrygortreavy. 

1894-5— WiUiam Alexander Roe, R.U.I. B.A. 1894; T.C.D. Div. Test. 
1895 ; ord. D. 1894 ; P. 1895 ; C. St. George's. Belfast, 1896-7 ; C. Killaban 
1899-'04 ; C. KUlinkere 1904-7 ; C. Templeport 1907. 

1895 — William Brownrigg Taylor, B.A. See Camteel. 

1896-9— Henry Todd, B.A. See Camlough. 

1901-2— Robert Fredericli Graham, T.C.D. B.A. ; ord. D. 1901 ; P. 1902 ; 

C. Conwall 1902-4 ; C. Dunfanaghy 1904-5 ; R. Kilmacrenan 1905. 
1903-4— Walter Ebenezer French, T.C.D. B.A. 1902 ; Div. Test. (2) ; ord. 

D. 1903 ; P. 1904 ; C. Antrim 1904-5 ; R. DrumtuUagli 1905. 
1904-7 — James Simpson St. Claire Stewart, B.A. See Dmmglass. 
1908— Francis Kenny, R.U.I. B.A. 1898 ; T.C.D. Div. Test. 1906 ; ord. D. 

1906; P. 1908; C. St. Barnabas, Dublin, 1906-8. 


CarIIngford=Cairlinn flord=the sea inlet of Cairlinn. It is supposed 
by some to have been a landing place of St. Patrick on his first missionary 
voyage to Ireland. 

The De Courceys seem to have established themselves here at some 
time in the 12th cent, and to have been the founders of the town which 
grew around their castle. 

1184 — The Ferry of Carlingford was granted by John DeCourcy to 
the Abbey of Downpatrick. 

1210 — The Castle of Carlingford, whose ruins are prominent standing 
on a rock jutting out into the sea, and known as " King John's Castle," 
was built by either De Courcy or De Lacy at the order of King John. 

1237 — Hugh de Lacy, when flying from King John to Scotland granted 
to the church of St. Andrew in Scotland the churches of Carlingford and 
Rooskey in return for hospitality given to him. This grant was confirmed 
by Henry III on Sep. 20, 1237 (Beg. Priory St. Andrew's, pp. 118-9). 

1301 — Matilda de Lacy, dau. of Hugh, and widow of David le Botiller, 
Baron of Naas, granted, for the health of her soul, and the souls of her 
husband, father, and mother, to the Priory of Kilmainham, 40 acres of land 
in Cooley, together with the advowson of the church of Carlingford, free 
from all secular services and demands {Plea Rolls. See also D' Alton's 
Co. Dublin, p. 609). She seems, however, to have impeded the Master of 
the Templars, in presenting a Vicar when the church was vacant in 1304 
(Plea Rolls). 

1305 — Richard de Burgo, Earl of Ulster, founded here a Dominican 
Monastery dedicated to St. Malachy. The festival of the abbey, whose 
ruins lie S. of the church, was held on Nov. 3. 

1404 — The Manor of Carlingford and town of Irish Grange, previously 
belonging to the Abbey and Convent of Newry, was vested by forfeiture 
in the Crown, and was granted in fee to Richard Sedgrave (P.R.). 

1428 — By Commission, dated at Drogheda, 15 Feb., 1428, the Primate 
appointed John Myhan, Chaplain of Kylclochier, to collect all and singular 
tithes of all fish and other profits of Carlingford belongmg to the See during 
pleasure {D.R.). The Primate had the rectorial tithes at that time. 

1467 — A Mint was established here by Act of Parliament ; and in 1495 
it was enacted that none but Englishmen be Constables of the Castle. 

1532 — Primate Cromer demised to Simon Betagh, the Vicar, the corn 
tithes of the parish, the island of Ruskagh, and his portion of herrings, 
for 5 years at the rent of £3 6s. 8d. for the tithes 13s. 4d. for the island 
and 7 barrels of well-saved herrings and 1,000 oysters every St. Patrick's 
Day or 38. 4d. {D.R). 
y 1544 — Henry VIII granted to the Bagnall family the Manor of 

164 Parish of Carlingford, Notes. 

Carlingford, the monastery of Black Friars and the to^vnship of Cooley 
(P.B.) ; they are seised of these in 1575 (Exch. Inq.). 

1620 — All the tithes, oblations and spiritual duties belonging to the 
Rectory were confirmed by the Crown to the Primate in the regrant of the 
See estate (P.R.). 

1622 — " Church repaired, chancel ruinous ; a house place [for the 
Vicar] ; no corn [tithes], but offerings and personal duties ; Vicar resident " 

1633— " Primate Patron, value £25" {R.V.). 

1641 — Thurstan Maudesley, Parish Clerk, is mentioned in Dep. T.C.D. 

1656 — The Vicarial great tithes were rented by the Commonwealth 
to John Slater at 10/- per annum (Comm. Pps., P.R.O.). 

1669 — Part of the Rectorial tithes which had been vested in the Crown 
were granted to the Incumbent and his successors for ever (P.B.). ?=tithes 
of Cooley or Rathcor district. 

1692 — "Church out of repair, chancel in repair, a distinction between 
chancel and body of church, Minister resident, John Hanlon ye Parrish 
Priest about 11 months here, no mass house, or meeting house " (V.B.). 

1744 — "The Church is dedicated to the Trinity. One Glanvile is 
Parish Clerk." — {Butler's Journal). 

1764 — 325 Protestants, 2,399 Roman Catholics, 1 church, 1 Meeting 
House, 1 Chapel in the Parish {Hearth Money Beturn). 

1766 — " 87 Protestant Householders in the town and otherwise 128 
Protestant Householders and 656 R.C. Householders in the Parish. Patrick 
McKanna, R.C. Parish Priest, Daniel Kelly, friar. Assistant." {Pari. Bet.) 

1768 — " One church, no house or glebe " {Bet. to Lords). 

1813 — A glebe house is purchased at the cost of £693 4s. 7Jd. {Bep. 
E«d. Com.). 

1836— Gross income of V. £336 38. Q^d. Primate Robinson (m 1790) 
endowed the Armagh Observatory with his portion of the Rectorial tithes, 
which they rented to the V. {Bep. Bed. Com.). They own the whole 
Rectorial tithes. 

In 1873 the subsisting Lease of the Rectorial Tithes of Carlingford 
was purchased from the Observatory Governors by the Commissioners of 
Church TemporaUties for £2,277 15s. 9d., being merely its value, supposing 
there was no renewal. {Historical Account of the Observatory, p. 13) 

1870— Income of V. £254 12s. 8d. 

A Chapel of Ease at Rathcore, near the Bush was built in 1844, found- 
ation stone being laid in Sep., 1844, by A. H. Rutherford. Service is also 
held at Greenore, where is a terminus of the L. & N.W.R. 

In ancient times the present parish of Carlingford comprised also the 
parishes of Cooley and Kilmore Cooley. The following are taken from 
the O.S.L., which for this part of Co. Louth alone, were written and illust- 
rated by John O' Donovan : — " The church of NewtOMm In CooIey : the 
cemetery with the outline of the walls of the church remains and is largely 
interred in ; it is in Mount Bagnall T.L. . . . Templetown has ruins of a 
church and cemetery, Oa. 2r. Op. [anciently, Kilmore Cooley] a little S.E. 
of Baling Castle and near Cooley point . . . Irish Grange, S.E. of Carling- 
ford, at C'ross Roads towards Greenore Point is an obsolete burying ground, 
planted, but having traces of a church. Kilronan, in T.L. of Willville, a 
little E. of BaUug Castle, was a cemetery so called which no longer exists." 
" At Ruskey are small remains of a church, with traces of a burial ground, 
but no monument or even graves." 

Carlingford was a borough of some importance and returned 2 Members 
to the Irish Parliament up to 1800. It possessed charters dating from 1306, 
1409, 1501, 1571 (the governing charter), etc. (see Beport of Commissioners 
on Irish Corporaiions 1834). 


Parish of Carnteel, Rectors, 1411-1634. 165 

The Corporation arms are figured in L.T.D., I. 253. 

The Communion Plate — plated — is inscribed : " Parish of Carling- 
ford, Rev. H. P. Elrington, Vicar, 1823," and that of Rathcore has " Rath- 
core Chapel of Ease, Carlingford Parish, Rev. Wm. Barlow, Vicar, 184.5." 

Records extant : — In P.R.O. — Baptisms 1816-77, Marriages 1816- 
44, Burials 1816-76 ; also of Rathcore Chapel of Ease— Baptisms 1845-76, 
Burials 1854-76, Registers since these dates in Incumbent's possession, 
also Vestry Minutes, etc., of which I have no information. See much about 
Carlingford and its history in the Journal R.8.A.I., especially the Society's 
visit in 1908. 

CARNTEEL— rCo. Tyrom). 

1411 — Symon Macgrana appears as R. in this year (val. 7 marks), when in 
consequence of his non-promotion to the priesthood, the Pope orders 
it to be conferred on Patrick O'Lucheran, an acolyte of the diocese. 
Nov. 30 {Ann. Hib. 16). 

1411 — Patrick O'Lucheran, Nov. 30. He is R. in 1425, when he became 
V. of Donoughmore {Ann. Hib. 19). See below. 

1425 — Odo Macgarmlaguyd [MacGormley] binds himself for the firstfruits 
of the parish church of Carnteel on Nov. 5 {Ann. Hib. 2). 

1427— Patrick O'Lucheran is R. on Nov. 24 {Ann. Hib. 2). He is evidently 
not the same as the P. O'L. above named V. of Donoughmore, who is 
spoken of as his " brother," yet both are named Patrick. 

1433— Patrick O'hindrachtaid [O'Hanratty] bmds himself for the first- 
fruits of the parish church of Carnteel, March 13 {Ann. Hib. 5). It 
may have been that he was Vicar, not Rector, as also Patrick O'Lucheran 
of 1427, as the Rectory was valued at 7 marks, but they bind themselves 
for " the church — value 5 marks." 

1433— John McGearun, Culdee, inst. R. April 8 {D.R.). 

1440 — David McDewyn appears {D.R.). 

1462 — Meneas McGuna appears, is stvled " Magran, V. of Carnshele " in 
1469 {D.R.). 

1518 — John O'Doyghan is succeeded as R. (but is also called V.) this year by 

1518— Patrick Y'Donnayly [O'Donnelly] (Z).i?.)— sometime commendatory 

of the monastery of St. Peter and Paul, Armagh. See next entry. 
1540 — George Dowdall, inst. Aug. 9, being vacant by the deprivation and 

death of O'Donnelly {D.R.). Afterwards Primate, when he got this R. 

in commendam for 6 months. 

1582— Andrew Brereton, coll. May 17 {D.R.). 

1622— Robert Sutton, M.A., appears {R.V. 1622). 

1627— William Chessman, coll. Feb. 8 {F.F.T). ; became in 1628 R. Lissan 
and Desertlyn, q.v. 

1628— Thomas Hartford, coll. Sep. 5 {F.F.T.) ; called " Sandford " in error 
in the Roll. 

1633/4— William Fullerton {F.F.R.). He was appointed Archdeacon and 
R. Aghalow in 1634/5 {F.F.T.). 

1634— Hugh Barclay. R.V. 1633 has his coll. as 5th May, 1634, this agrees 
with F.F.R., which shows him R. in 1634/5, but F.F.T. states he was 

i66 Parish of Carnteel, Rectors and Curates. 

coll. 15th May, 1635. He was ord. D. and P. on 29 Jan., 1622, by the 
Bishop of Clogher, and was R. Killeshil from 26 Jan., 1623 (R.V. 1633). 
According to the Presbyterian historian Reid {Hist., Vol. I, 332-4) he 
was murdered in 1641, but this is an error, for on 6 Aug., 1661, he got 
an order " that he should get possession of Killeshil and Carnteel, which 
he had before the rebellion and to get augmentation up to his former 
salary" (Comm. Pps. Vol. A/25, p. 285, "Money issues out of Tythe"). A 
Hugh Barclay, probably the same, was appointed R. and V. Layale, 
als. Raymony, 28 April, 1661 (F.F.T.). 
1662— John Vesey, Archdeacon and R, of Aghalow, coll. Oct. 16 (F.F.T.). 

The Rectories of Aghalow and Carnteel were appropriated to the 
Archdeaconry up to 1870. See Succession of Rectors under Archdeacons. 
On the death of Ven. John Whitley Stokes in 1883 the parishes of Aghalow 
and Carnteel were separated from the Archdeaconry. The greater part 
of Aghalow had previously been made into a Perpetual Curacy (and was 
now constituted a parish) under the name of Caledon. A small part of 
Aghalow was joined to the parish of Carnteel. 

RECTORS (since Disestablishment). 

1884— Thomas Gabriel Stokes, inst. Jan. 11 (D.R.) ; G. and C. CoU. Camb. 
B.A. (Sen. Opt.) 1850 ; M.A. 1853 : ord. D. 1851 ; P. 1852 ; C. Derry- 
loran 1851-4; C. Carnteel 1854-83; Preb. Ballymore 1886-94; Treasurer 
of Armagh 1894-1900; Chancellor of Armagh 1900-9; res. Carnteel 
in 1909. He m. Sophia, dau. of William Fen wick, of Convoy, Raphoe. 
His son. Rev. W. F. Stokes, M.A. (see Clogherny) is Asst. Master at Rugby 
Sch. His dau. Helen m. at Capetown, Jan. 7, 1897, Lawrence F., son of late 
Dr. Benj. McDowell, and his dau. Florence m. Feb. 5, 1903, Rev. J. L. 
Whattley, Cliaplain at Lima, and his dau. Isabella Elizabeth Honoria 
m. Dec. 23, 1907, Walter Hussey Griffith. 

1909— Charles Edward French, inst. Dec. 7 {D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. (Jun. Mod. 
Hist, and Pol. Sci.) 1902 ; Div. Test. 1903 ; Eccl. Hist. Prize 1903 ; Silver 
Medal for Oratory and also for Essay, Historical Society T.C.D. ; ord. 
D. 1904; P. 1904; C. Armagh 1904-6; C. Drumglaas 1906-8; C. 
Carnteel 1908. 


(see also Aghalow). 

1720— John Knowles, Lie. Dec. 20 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. Sch. 1711 ; B.A. 1713 ; 
V. Dunboyne 1734-67.. 

[1729— Edward Bond, Sequestrator (?aericu3) (D.R.)]. 

1765-6— Moses Campbell {V.B.). 

1806— Richard Murray {Deeds in P.R.O.). 

1823— John KeUy Groves, Lie. Aug. 12 {D.R.). See Aghalow. 

1831— A. R. Kenny {Paroch. Returns). 

1836— Hugh Lefroy Baker, B.A., Lie. Feb. 23 (D.R.). See Darver. 

1842— Isaac Greer Glenny, Lie. Jan. 18 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. B. A. 1836. 

1842-5— John Vignoles Brabazon, B.A. See Faughart. 

1846-8— Edward Henry Newenham {Par. Reg.), 2nd son of Robert N, of 
Sandford, Co. Dublin, by Jane, dau. of Edward Hoare, of Factory Hill, 
Co. Cork (see B.L.G.) ; b. 16 Aug. 1817 ; T.C.D. B.A. 1845 ; Div. Test. 
(2) 1849 ; ord. D. 1845 ; P. 1846 ; C. Kil worth (Qoyne) 1848 ; C. Holy- 
well, St. Ives. Hants, C. St. Mathew's, Bays water 1868-70 ; C. Cohie, 
Hants 1878-81; C. Southam, Norwich, 1885-8: R. Southam 1888; 

Parish of Carnteel, Curates, 1848-1903. 167 

m. 15 Nov., 1849, Lady Helena Adelaide Moore, 3rd dau. of Stephen 
3rd Lord Mountcashel, by whom he had 2 sons (1) Wm. Thomas 
Worth, b. 1853 at Coolmore, Co. Cork, Major (retd.) J.P. ; (2) Edward 
Arthur Worth, b. 1857 ; and 3 daus. He d. at Coolmore, 25 Oct., 
1892, aged 76. 

1848— Alexander Matthew Pollock, M.A., res. this C. for C. St. Patrick's, 
Newry, Oct. 1848-53, became Chaplain of the Leeson Street Magdalen 
Asylum, Dublin, 1853 ; m. 14 Jan., 1853, Mary Louisa, eldest dau. of 
Major Henry Waring, of Waringstown ; died in Feb. 1865. 

1848-50— Thomas Rooke,T.C.D. B.A. and Div. Test. (1) 1848 ; M.A. 1851 ; 
ad eundem M.A. Oxf. 1861 ; ord. D. 1848 ; P. 1849; C. Carnteel 1848-50 ; 
C. Monkstown, Dublm, 1850-9 ; C. Windsor 1859-65 ; Cler. Sec. C.E.T.S. 
1865-70 ; Chapl. to St. George's Hosp., London, 1870-81 ; V. Feckenham 
(Worcester) 1881-1900. 

1849 — Horace Townsend Fleming, son of Lionel John F., of Newcourt, 
Co. Cork, b. 24 Feb., 1824, educated at the Endowed School, Bandon ; 
T.C.D. Sch. 1846; B.A. (Sen. Mod. Eth. and Log.) 1848; Div. Test. 
(1) 1849; Abp. King's Div. Prize (extra) 1848; M.A. 1856; B.D. and 
D.D. 1890 ; ord. D. 1849 ; P. 1850 ; C. Carnteel 1849, subsequently C. 
St. Peter's, Cork; C. Carrigaline ; Preb. St. Michael's, Cork, 1860-6; 
R. Kilnagross 1866-92 ; R. Ballymoney (Cork) 1872-7 ; Preb. Glanore 
1878-84 ; R. Cloyne 1878-09 ; Dean Cloyne 1884-09 ; m. Catherme Emma, 
dau. of Richard Rothwell, D.L., Rockfield, Co. Meath, and had issue 
Rev. Lionel Rothwell, R. of Timoleague ; Elizabeth Mary, and Emma 
Hildegardis, m. Rev. Canon Lockett Ford, M.A., Ardee. He d. on Dec. 
11, 1909, at Cork. 

1854-83— Thomas Gabriel Stokes, M.A. See Rectors. 

1858 — Henry Seddall. See Dunany. 

1860-3— Percy George Benson, late Sch. Magd. Coll., Camb. ; B.A. 1860 
ord. D. 1860; P. 1861 ; C. Carnteel 1860-3; C. Bentham (Yorks.) 1863-4 
C. Mansfield (Woodhouse) 1864-70 ; V. New Bolingbroke, Line, 1879-81 
V. Hoo-St. Werburgh's (Dio. Roch.) 1881-1900; d. m 1900. 

1861-2— Patrick Hastings, B.A. See Creggan Curates. 

1863-6— John Maxwell Moutray, M.A. See Erriglekeerogue. 

1866-8— Charles Leslie Garnett, M.A. See Ardtrea. 

1869— Samuel Bradshaw, B.A. See Brantry. 

1870-6— William Hamerton, B.A. 

1881 — James Torrens, B.A. See Charlemont. 

1882-3— William Earl, T.C.D. B.A. and Div. Test. (2) 1882 ; M.A. 1892 ; 
B.D. 1893 ; ord. D. 1882 ; P. 1883 ; C. Carnteel 1882-3 ; R. Currm 1883-7 ; 

C. Tallow 1887-9 ; C. St. James's, Leicester, 1890-91 ; C. Sunbury 1891- 
3; C. Stanstead-Mountfithcet 1894-5; C. St. Clement Danes 1895-1906; 
editor of The Rock, 1905 ; d. at the residence of his brother Robert E., 
at Ballynahoun, Gorey, April 13, 1910 ; bur. at Kilnamanagh. 

1883-93— John McEndoo, B.A. See Ballymore. 
1893-5 — Andrew Dowds. See Aghavilly. 

1895-6— Frederick Henry Allen, b. at Cork, 2 Nov., 1872, eldest son of 
F. W. Allen, The Dyke, Cork, T.C.D. B.A. 1894 ; Div. Test. 1895 ; ord. 

D. 1895 ; P. 1896 ; C. Carnteel 1895-6 ; C. Clonmel (Queenstown) 1896- 
1902; V. Clonfert (Qoyne) 1902; m. 3 Sep., 1902, Eveleen Frances 
Mary, eldest dau. of Beechy Rogers, Fleet Paymaster R.N., London- 

1897-01— William Brownrigg Taylor, R.U.I., B.A. 1891 ; T.C.D. Div. 

Test. 1895 ; ord. D. 1895 ; P. 1897 ; C. Carlingford 1895-6 ; became 

R. Leskmfere (Ferns) 1901. 
1899-00— John Winter, B.A. See Dundalk. 
1900-3— Percy Marks, B.A. See Annaghmore. 

1 68 Parish of Carnteel, Curates and Notes. 

1901-6— John Foster Fairbanks, B.A. See Ballygawley. 

1903-5— William Henry Nathaniel Fisher, M.A. T.C.D. ; ord. D. 1903 ; P. 

1904 ; now C. Christ Ch. Belfast. 
1905-8— Samuel Hutchinson Baker. See Ballymoyer. 
1906-9— William Robert Perrott. See Grange. 
1908— Charles Edward French, B.A. See Rectors. 


Carnteel=[Carinisegail in Ann. Hib.] Cam-tsiadhail=the calm of 
Siadhail, Sheil or Sedulius. In the Papal Taxation of 1302-6 it is 
" Karmesgell," and value is i mark yearly ; " The battle of Cam 
bSiadhail " 1239 (Four Masters]. 

It appears that there was no glebe house for either Rector 
or "Vicar circa 1610 {Ult. Inq.). In 1622 — " R. was resident dwelling 
upon his glebe, church in building" (R.V.). This church was destroyed 
by fire during the rebellion of 1641. The cemetery on which it stood 
adjoins the village ; it is now vested in the Dungannon District Council 
as Local Burial Board. After the rebellion a new church was built at 
Aghalow (q.v.) for both parishes. The value of the R. in 1633 was £45 
and the Primate was Patron (R.V. 1633). The R. and V. Carnteel was 
united to R. V. Aghalow and made the corps of the Archdeaconry by the 
Chapter Charter of 1637. In 1730 a commission was granted to view 
Carnteel Church in order to have it removed to Aughnacloy {D.R.). In 1731 
" R. is Domestic Chaplain to the Lord Primate, keeps 2 Curates, hath a 
glebe, but no parsonage house, except small house lately built for his 
Curate " {Pari. Ret). 

In 1736 the new church was built at Aughnacloy at the sole expense 
of Acheson Moore, the proprietor of the estate. It consecrated on 
Ist Nov., 1740, being dedicated to St. James. Acheson Moore left in 1770 
an annuity of £20 per annum charged to his estate for six poor men and 
four poor widows on this estate, to be distributed by the ofificiating clergy- 
man of Moortown (i.e., Aughnacloy). 

The Census Returns of 1766 contain the names of the heads of families 
in this parish {Pari. Ret.). In 1767-8 there was " a very good church, 
a large but inconvenient glebe, no [glebe]house, the Curate resides in the 
parish " {Ret. to Lords). In 1792 the glebe house was built at a cost of 
£2,000, out of private funds. In 1796 Jlrs. Malone, dau. and heiress of 
Acheson Moore, added to the church a tower surmounted by a lofty 
octagonal spire. 

The church of Aughnacloy was restored in 1886 at a cost of £300, and 
re-opened for service by the Primate on Jan. 5, 1887. 

Carnteel formed part of the manor of Portclare, a very extensive 
district granted to Sir Thomas Ridgeway in 1611 by James I, by whose 
order a fortress called Lismore Bawn whose ruins remain was erected here 
in 1619 {L.T.D.). 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention 
Order — Baptisms, Marriages and Burials since 1805. In Office of R.C.B. 
Deed of Conveyance of Site of Church and Church yard from Acheson 
Moore, 1740. 

Parish of Carrick, Rectors, 1408-1757. 169 

GARRICK — (Co. Louth). 

(Called also Carrickbaggot). 

1408 — Bartholomew Mulgan or Mulchan, Priest. On Dec. 3, 1408, the 
Primate issued a mandate to William Mowner, LL.B., his oflScial, to 
enquire into the right of Mulgan's presentation by Richard Bagot (D.R.) 
Mulgan is deceased in 1432. 

1432— John White, inst. Feb. 22 upon the pres. of John Dowdall (D.R. ; 
B.V. 1622). 

1450— Thomas Lacy appears (D.R.). 

1456— Philip Lacy appears (D.R.). 

1483— John White appears {D.R.). He was living in 1497 (D.R.). 

There is a gap for about 100 years of which we have no information, 
but the parish seems to have become during this period united to Rath- 
drummin (q.v.) and so continued. 

1622— Matthew Quyn, A.B. appears {B.V. 1622) as R. According to 
F.F.R. he became R. of Rathdrummin (and probably also of Carrick) 
in 1607-8. He became also R. of Killincoole in 1618-9 (F.F.R.) where 
he was non-resident in 1622, but kept a Curate at £5 per an. (R.V. 1622). 

1625— George Thomas, A.B., ord. D. and P. 20 April, 1613, by John, Bishop 
of Oxford, admitted by Edmond Clarke, V.G., to R. Carrick 7 May, 
1625 (R.V. 1633) and R. Rathdrummin 28 June, 1625, pres. by John 
Verdon, " Armiger." He was also pres. by the Crown (P.R.) to the V. 
Drumcar on 6 May, 1625, " admitted " 10 May and inducted 20 May. 
He had been licensed to preach by John, Bishop of Lincoln, on 3rd May, 
1622 (R.V. 1633). 

1671 — Laurence Jones, inst. R. Carrick and Rathdrummin and V. of Port 
and Moylary on Nov. 28 (F.F.T.). He became R. of Painestown, Meath, 
in 1688, which he held with Carrick, Rathdrummin and Port until 1695, 
when he died. In 1690 he lived at Painestown and had a Curate — Brown, 
at £30 in Port and Rathdrummin. (V.B.). 

1695 — Christopher O'Bryen, A.M., pres. by Crown (P.R.) ; inst. May 17. 
On the same day he had a faculty to hold this R. with the R. of Rath- 
drummin and the V. Port together, being contiguous (D.R.). Since 
his time these parishes were held in conjunction. He resigned in 1703. 

1703— James Tisdall, A.M., mst. July 2 (D.R.), to Carrick, Rathdrummin 
and Port. He resigned these parishes, on 26 Dec, 1737. See Man- 

1738— Richard Tisdall, A.M., pres. by the Crown Jan. 10, inst. Jan. 17 
(D.R.) ; ent. T.C.D. Sep. 16, 1725, aged 15; B.A. 1730; M.A. 1736. Son 
of Richard T., Attorney, b. in Dublin, educated by Mr. Sheridan. He 
died in 1756. 

1757— Alexander Bissett, D.D., pres. by Crown Jan. 3. Being misnamed 
Aridrew in this Patent, Dr. Bissett was obliged to pass another Patent 
in his right name. See next. 

1767— Alexander Bissett (again) inst. Aug. 12 (D.R.). He was permitted 

lyo Parish of Carrick Rectors, &c. 

to hold these parishes with the Preb. of Ballymore by faculty, 5 Aug. 
He resigned them in 1765 {D.R.). See Chancellors. 

1765— Charles Maturin, pres. by Crown ; inst. June 28 (D.R. and F.F.R) 
T.C.D. B.A. 1751 ; M.A. 1754 ; He died in 1765. His widow Emma 
Maria lived in Drogheda in 1767. 

1776 — George Hickes, B.A., pres. by the Crown Aug. 10 ; inst. Aug. 29 
{D.B.) ; d. in 1779. 

1779 — William Osborne, pres. by the Crown Aug. 3 ; inst. Sep. 4 {D.R.). 
He was the son of William 0. ; b. in Co. Tipperary, ent. T.C.D. Nov. 1, 
1773, aged 16, educated by Dr. Norris ; B.A. 1777 ; M.A. 1780 ; d. 
in 1792. 

1793— Alexander Lindsay, pres. by the Crown Dec. 29, 1792 ; inst. Jan. 18, 
1793 (D.R.). He was the son of Rev. Walter L., R. of Bellaghy, Co. 
Monaghan, and grandson of Rev. Alexander L., R. of KUmore, Co. Mon. ; 
ent. T.C.D. Nov. 6, 1775, aged 17: Sch. 1778; B.A. 1780; d. 
in 1843. 

1843— Edward Michael Hamilton, B.A., afterwards M.A. T.C.D., pres. 
by the Crown ; inst. Sep. 6 ; ord. D. 1825 ; res. in 1844 ; became R. Drum- 
conrath (Meath) 1844-61. 

1844— Richard Henry Long, inst. Jan. 18, became V. Termonfechin in 1870, 
when, at disestablishment, these parishes became united to it. See 


1690 Brown ( V.B.). 

1692— Mossom Wye (V.B.). See Dunleer. 

1720— William Creighton, res. C. this year for Drumreilly, afterwards R. 

of Inniskeen 1742 (D.R.). 
1720— Thomas Tucker, Lie. (D.R.). See Drogheda. 
1759— William Ogle, Lie. June 19 {D.R.), is still C. in 1769 at £30. See 

1773— John Gibson {V.B.). See Dunany. 


Carrick=:a rock. The presentation of this parish originally belonged 
to the Baggot family, whence Carrick-baggot ; Christopher Dowdall was 
Patron in 1633, when the value of the R. was £6. The Crown is Patron 
soon after. In 1656 the great tithes were rented by the Commonwealth 
to John Whittington at £6 (Comm. Pps. P.R.O.). In 1692 "Church— 
[which seems to have been dedicated to St. Columbkille] — was out of repair, 
no distinction between chancel and body, 5 yards allotted for the chancel 
to cost £20 and 9 yards for the body to cost £40 [it was probably never 
rebuilt], no Protestants in the parish, inhabitants to come to Clonmore, 
no Churchwardens, Mr. Wye, Curate, Art Callahan, Popish Priest here 
since the surrender of Limerick " (V.B.). 

In 1818 parish was worth £120 (3ISS. P.R.O.). In 1765 Wm. Howell 
was Parish Clerk and Schoolmaster (V.B.). The old church of Carrick 
does not seem to have been uicluded in any vesting order after disestablish- 
ment. A well is here at which a station was kept. 

Records extant : — None. 

Parishes of Castlbring and Castletown. 171 

CASTLERING— rco. Louth). 

1622— Robert Harper at 15/ a year. {R.V.). 

In 1622 this was an impropriate cure, Ambrose Aphugh being the 
impropriator, church was ruinous {R.V.). In 1692 the return runs: "no 
such parish or church as I can find, only a townland so called " {V.B.). 
The Return of 1765 states that this parish with Kilcrony was consolidated 
by Act of Council with Louth {V.B.). It was also known as Castlefranke 
=" the castle of the dancing." In the Ordnance Survey it appears as a 
T.L. of 209a, but not as a parish. 

CASTLETOWN— rco. Ltyuth). 


So called from an old castle which was early erected here, and which 
in 1318 was partly destroyed by Edward Bruce. Tradition says it was 
the birthplace of Cuchullain and a residence of Fingal ; it subsequently 
belonged to the Bellew family. It is situated about a mile W. of Dundalk. 

The parish, as far back as can be ascertained, as early at least as 1307, 
was united to Dundalk, q.v. The church was dedicated to St. John the 
Baptist, and the advowson belonged to the Bellews up to about 1622, 
when Sir John Draycot was impropriator and " the church was repaired." 
There are the ruins of an old chapel in the graveyard, which still contains 
a stone altar with an inscription on it stating that it was erected in 1631 
by Sir Walter Bellew, priest. £5 was allowed in 1622 to serve the cure 
(R.V.), and Roger Briscoe was Cur. in 1633 {R. V. 1633). The tithes of the 
Rectory and Vicarage seem soon after to have been disappropriated and 
given to the V. of Dundalk and R. Castletown. In 1692 the church was 
" out of repair, a chapel belonging to Sir John Bedlow's family : joined to 
Dundalk" ( V.B.). In 1764 there was" no church, no chapel, no Protestants. 
746 Roman Catholics in the parish "(Pari. Ret.). In 1854 it was perpetually 
united to Dundalk by Act of Council. In 1871 part of the parish which 
was in the heart of Ballymascanlan was added to that parish and the rest 
united to Dundalk. 

For notes on Castletown Mount, see Wright's Louthiana and the L.A.J. 
and a booklet issued by Mr. H. G. Tempest. 

The graveyard is not mentioned in any Vesting Order. Until the 
opening of the new cemetery it was largely used for interments from 

CHARLEMONT— (Co. Armagh). 

(j}et^?efttaf Curafee. 

1829— CorneUus WiUIam Lyne, B.A., Lie. Nov. 13 at £70 {D.R.) ; res. in 
1834 for Grange, q.v. 

1834— Henry Stewart, Lie. Sep. 23 [D.R.). He was of the family of 
Stewart, of Killymoon, in Co. Tyrone ; T.C.D. B.A. 1821 ; M.A. 1834 ; 
ord. D. May 19, 1822 (Cork) ; P. Sep. 14, 1823 (Meath) ; C. Loughgall 
1822 ; C. Kilmore 1823 ; C. Tartaraghan 1827-32 ; res. Charlemont and 
became C. Donaghenry 1837-41 ; P.C. Carrowdore, Co. Down 1841-58 ; 
V. Derriaghy 1858-1872. His elder brother was Rev. James Stewart, 

172 Parish of Charlemont, Perpetual Curates, &c. 

R. Lislee (Boss) 1825-61. He m. in 1837 Frances Maria, dan. of Joseph 
Atkinson, of Crowbill, Co. Armagh, and had issue 2 sons, of whom the 
younger is Rev. Canon Joseph Atkinson Stewart, M.A., of Killowen, 
Lisburn, b. Sep. 21, 1839. He d. at Collin Grove, Dunmurry, March 3, 
1872, in the 76th year of his age. During his residence at Charlemont 
he acted as Chaplain to the forces there. 
1836 — James Disney, M.A. (Par. Reg.) ; res. in 1849 for Killyman, q.v. 

1850— Abraham Augustus Nickson, B.A., Lie May 29 (D.R.) ; res. in 1868 
for Clonkeen, q.v. 

1868— Lewis Reynolds Hearn, Lie. April 17 {D.R.). He was the son of 
William Edward H. ; b. in Co. Leitrim, ent. T.C.D. 1854, aged 23 ; B.A. 
1860 ; Div. Test. 1861 ; M.A. 1874 ; ord. D. 1862 ; P. 1863 ; C. Bally- 
more 1862-5 ; C. Pomeroy 1865-7 ; res. Charlemont Jan. 20, 1874 ; sub- 
sequently C. Rathby, Leics. 1875 ; C. St. Paul's, Halliwell, 1876-8 ; C. 
Astley Bridge, Manchester, 1878-83 ; V. of do. 1883-1905. 


1874— Francis Wingfleld King, inst. AprU 7 (D.R.). He was son of Ven. 
Francis King, Archdeacon of Dromore ; ord. D. 1873 ; P. 1874 ; C. Donagh- 
more 1873-4 ; res. Charlemont 1875 for R. Donacavey 1875-6 ; C. St. 
Peter's, Islington, 1876-7 ; C. St. George's, Southwark, 1878-80 ; Head 
Master Town Close School, Norwich, 1891-6 ; Head Master Montg. Sch., 
Sheffield, 1896-1900 ; C. Monk Sherborne 1900-3 ; C. Tipton 1903-4 ; 
C. St. John Evang., Tilbury Docks 1905-7 ; C. St. Leon, Padiham 1907-8 ; 
C. CoggleshaU (St. Alban's) 1908 ; m. Oct. 8, 1874, Sarah Annie Dunlop, 
dau. of Rev. Gibson Black, R. of Inch, Co. Wexford. 

1875— Henry Hutehings, inst. June 4 {D.R.) ; res. in 1878 for Kilclooney, 

1878— Edward Whitty, inst. June 1 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1851 ; ord. D. 
1875 ; P. 1876 ; C. Donoughmore Upper 1875-8. He d. Dec. 16, 1881, 
and his widow Nicholine Frances d. in Dublin, Jan. 27, 1909, bur. at 
Moimt Jerome Cemetery, left 6 children. His eldest son John Arthur 
St. George m. in 1894 Sophia Barbara, only dau. of late W. P. J. Purcell, 
Surgeon R.N. and B.L. ; another son, Edward, is in the Belfast Bank, 

1882— Matthew Banks Hogg, B.A., inst. June 24 (D.R.) ; res. in the same 
year for Keady, q.v. 

188-2— James Torrens, mst. April 4 (D.J?.) ; Q.U.I. B.A. 1866 ; M.A. 1867 ; 
T.C.D. B.A. 1874; ord. D. 1880; P. 1881 ; C. Carnteel 1881-3 ; d. Aug. 
7, 1885. His widow Emilie d. 24 Feb., 1906, and was bur. in St. Peter's, 
Drogheda. They left issue. 

1885— John Watson, inst. Sep. 8 (D.R.) ; ord. D. 1882 ; P. 1883 ; C. BeUeek 
(Qogher) 1883-4 ; R. Belleek 1884-5. 


In 1658 Edward How was " Minister at Charlemont " from 25 Mar. 
at £80 (Commw. Pps., " Report on Scandalous Ministers, " p. 104). Was 
he E. H., who was Chanc. of Clogher in 1641, and whose deposition as that 
of " Edward How, clerk, of GaUoone, " states that he lost £124 in the 
rebellion ? (Dep. T.C.D.). He became Archdeacon of Clogher in 1661 ; 
and d. in 1682 (C.F. V, 218 and HI 91). 

Charlemont is so called from Charles Lord Mountjoy, Lord Deputy of 
Ireland, who built the Castle in 1602, which was taken by stratagem by 
Sir Phelim O'Neill in 1641. The Castle was built principally to guard 

Parish of Charlestown, Vicars, 1622-1709. 173 

the bridge which here crossed the R. Blackwater. It was captured from 
O'Neill by Sir Charles Coote, and was in 1665 purchased by the Crown 
for £3,500. It was held for James II for some time in 1690, when Schomberg 
captured it. The town was formerly a borough, incorporated by charter 
April 29, 1613, returning 2 members to Parliament up to the Union, when 
Lord Charlemont received £15,000 compensation as its Patron. Charle- 
mont was constituted a Perpetual Curacy out of Loughgall parish on Feb. 
12, 1830. William Lord Charlemont conveyed on Aug. 13, 1830, 2 roods 
as a site for the church which was built soon after and consecrated on Mar. 
19, 1833, by the Primate. " It is a handsome structure, resembling in 
front one of the grand altars of York Minster," writes Lewis (T. D.). It 
was altered and improved in 1862. 

" A curious gold ring and a gold cross, studded with gems, and said to 
have belonged to Sir Teague 0' Regan [Governor under James II] have been 
discovered here, also a few years since, a body almost in a complete state 
of preservation with the clothes and spurs complete" {L.T.D. 1837). 

The income in 1870 was £105. The Preb. Loughgall had the right of 
nomination to the P.C. The Communion Plate — plated — was the gift of 
Rev. Henry Stewart, Incumbent, 1834-6. 

Records extant : — In P.R.O. Baptisms and Burials 1833-76, 
Marriages 1833-45, remainder in possession of Incumbent. In Office of 
R.C.B. — Deed of Conveyance of Site of Church and Churchyard by 
Lord Charlemont, 13 Aug., 1830. 

CHARLESTOWN— (Co. Louth). 

1622-41— See Curates. 

1667— Alexander Sharpe, inst. July 3 (F.F.T.). An Alexander Sharps 
was R. Balsoon (near Trubly) in Meath 1626-32 ; and was living in Trubly 
where his son Charles (who ent. T.C.D., aged 17, Feb. 26, 1658) was born 
in 1641. 

1677/8— Jonathan Ball, M.A., inst. V. Charlestown, Tallanstown and 
Mapastown (F.F.T.). He became R. and V. Clonkeen 23 May, 1685, 
when he res. V. TaUanstown. Jonathan B. of Ardee, elk., with his wife 
and 5 children fled to Chester in 1688 {MS. T.C.D., F.4.3). He is said 
to have been son of J. B., a Cromwellian, seated at Darver Castle, Co. 
Louth. He held Charlesto^vn and Clonkeen till 1709 [But in the V.B. 
of 1690 Steam Ball is said to be Incumbent of Charlestown and Curate 
of Clonkeen]. Jonathan Ball held again the V. Tallanstown by faculty 
from 1696 to 1709. He m. (1) in 1683 Frisweed, dau. of Captain Robt. 
Stearne, TuUyally, Co. Westmeath (grandniece to Abp. Jas. Ussher) 
and had issue 5 children, of whom 2 survived, viz., Rev. John, who, 
succeeded him at Charlestown, and Stephen ; he m. (2) Nov. 7, 1695 
Abigail, 7th dau. of Rev. Wm. Barry by his 2nd wife Elizabeth Kelly 
(see Termonfechin), by whom he had issue Elizabeth, Charles, Anne, 
and Christian. He d. in 1709. His widow Abigail lived in Drogheda 
1715-42 (see Ball Wright's History of the Family of Ball, 2nd edition, 
and a large collection for the history of this family, differing somewhat 
from Mr. Ball Wright's book, which Mr. Garstin, M.R.I.A., has at Bragans- 
town). See next entry. 

1709— John Ball, inst. Jan. 25. He also succeeded as V. Tallanstown 
and held both tUl his death in 1737 (D.B.). He was the son of his pre- 
decessor ; b. in Ardee, 1684, ent. T.C.D. 1900 ; B.A. 1704 ; ord. D. 1707 ; 

174 Parish of Charlestown, Vicars, 1709-1823. 

P. — . Lived at Lisrenny. He m. Dorcas [Filgate ?] who survived 
him. See below. He d. 1737, and his Will was proved at Drogheda, 
13 Aug., 1737. He bequeathed his estate of Johnstown to his eldest 
son. Rev. Steame B. (see Clonmore) and £500 each to his son 
Richard and his daua. Frisweed, Dorcas and Sarah. (See History of 
the Family of Ball). His widow, Dorcas, survived till 1777, when she d. 
at Kilkenny, and her goods were administered in the Ossory Court by 
Elinor Campbell, widow. 

1737 — John Rowe, M.A., inst. V, Charlestown and Tallanstown July 25 
(D.R.) ; res. in the following year. 

1738— Thomas Rice, coll. V. Charlestown and Tallanstown Nov. 14 {D.R.) ; 
T.C.D. B.A. 1717; LL.B. 1721; C. Mullabrack 1721; R. Philipstown 
1741. From 1754 the Vicarages of Charlestown, Tallanstown and Mapas- 
town and the Rectories of Philipstown and Clonkeehan were permanently 
united and held by the one Incumbent {V.B.). Thomas Rice m. in 
Stabannon Mrs. Norminda Ball (widow of Rev. John Ball, son of Abraham 
B. of Darver) on 24 June, 1741 {Par. Reg.). Ret. to Lords cu-ca 1766-8 
says he was " very old and infirm." He d. in 1769, and his Will was 
proved in Drogheda 1770. A headstone to memory of T.R. in old church- 
yard of C. is inscribed : — " Willm. Rice ye Vicar's Brother | Buried 
October ye 23rd, 1749, | aged 52. | Also the Rev. Thomas Rice, | who 
died June the 26th | 1769, aged 72 years." 

1769— WiUIam Ogle, M.A., coU. Sep. (D.R.); res. Sep. 18, 1787. See 

1788— Thomas English, coll. Mar. 3 (D.R.). He was the son of Rev. Richard 
E., Rector of Kildress (q.v.) ; T.C.D. Sch. 1764 ; B.A. 1766 ; Vic-Choral 
of Armagh 1763 ; P.C. Grange 1776-80 : C. Armagh 1780-8, held also 
with Charlestown the V. Ballyloughloe (Meath) 1800-16 ; m. Elizabeth 
Walker, of St. Mary's parish, Dublin (M.L. dated Mar. 6, 1776) ; d. in 
1816 ; his son Henry d. 15 Oct., 1795. 

1816— Townley Filgate, coll. Oct. 8 [? 2] {D.R.). He was the 4th son of 
William F., of Lisrenny in this parish (see B.L.G.), b. 1784, ent. T.C.D. 
on 6 May, 1801; B.A. 1804; M.A. 1812; C. Charlestown 1807-16; m. 
Isabella, eldest dau. of William Ruxton, M.P., Ardee (B.L.G.) and had 
issue (1) William Henry, barrister. Sec. to Lord Chancellor; (2) Fitz- 
herbert, m. 1852 Catherine, dau. of Right Hon. Edward Lucas, of Castle 
Shane, Co. Mon. {B.L.G.). and d. 22 Sep., 1896; and 2 daus. Anna and 
Ellen, d. unm. The P. Will of Alexander F. [his grandfather] of Lisrenny 
was proved 20 Oct., 1772. His wife Elinor [Byrne] to have inter alia 
" that house in which Rev. Mr. Rice dwelt during his life ;" sons — William 
to get Lisrenny ; Townley Patten, " that land formerly held by Rev. 
John Ball in Great and Little Lisrenny," and his estate in 
Dundalk and Castlering. His daus. Maryanne, Margaret, Elinor, 
Thomasin, Frances to get £1,000 each. Mentions his brother Thomas F., 
of Ardee ; leaves £10 to the poor of the united parishes. Witnesses — 
Ste., John and Jos. Filgate. A mural tablet in the church bears this 
inscription : — " In memory of | The Rev. Townley Filgate, | 4th son of | 
William Filgate | of Lissrenny, Esqre., | and manv years Vicar of this 
parish, | Born 16 July, 1784, Died 28th Dec, 1822. | And of Isabella 
liis wife, I eldest dau. of | William Ruxton, of Ardee House, Esq., | 
bom [date not given], died 17 Nov., 1855." 

1823 — Richard Olpherts, coll. Mar. 13 (D.R.). son of Richard 0., descended 
from Wybrants 0., a burgess of Armagh, b. in Co. Armagh, ent. T.C.D. 
Oct. 2, 1802, aged 17 ; educated at Royal School, Armagh ; B.A. 1805 ; 
M.A. 1827 ; C. Desertlyn 1816. He d. on 17th Dec, 1849, aged 64 years. 

Parish of Charlestown, Vicars and Curates. 175 

and was bur. in Armagh Cathedral Churchyard, where the tombstone 
records the burial of his 1st wife Anne, who d. 11 June, 1828, aged 30, 
and of his 2nd wife Mary, and 11 of his children. A tablet to his memory 
in Charlestown church has the inscription : — " Sacred to the memory | 
of I Rev. Richard Olpherts | for 27 years Vicar | of the Union of Charles- 
town. I This tablet is inscribed as a tribute | of affectionate respect and 
esteem by his grateful parishioners of all denominations | and a few 
priveleged friends | Obiit Decem. 1848, ^tat 65." 

1850— Richard Quln, M.A., coll. Feb. 23 (D.B.) ; res. in 1858 for Forkill, q.v. 

1858— Thomas Dawson Logan, coll. Oct. 27 (D.R.). He was the son of 
William L., b. in Dublin June 23, 1800, ent. T.C.D. Jan., 1817 ; B.A. 
1822 ; M.A. 1832 ; ord. D. 1825 ; P. 1825 ; C. Ardee 1827 ; R. Cruicetown 
(Meath) 1830 ; m. Frances Alice, dau. of Rev. Arthur Ellis (see Ardee) 
who d. April 14, 1891. He d. May 9, 1884, and was bur. at Ardee, where 
there is an inscription to his memory near the church door in the ch-yard. 
A brass tablet to his memory in Charlestown church bears the inscription: — 
" In loving memory | of the | Rev. Thomas Dawson Logan | for 26 
years | Rector of this Parish. | Born June 23rd, 1800 | Died May 9th, 
1884. I And of Frances Alicia, his wife. | daughter of | the Rev. Arthur 
Ellis, I Rector of Ardee. | Born Jan. 29th, 1802. | Died April 14th, 1891. | 
This tablet is erected by | their four surviving children | Thos. Robert 
Johnston Logan, | Charles Atkinson Logan, | Katherine Leonora Logan, | 
Letitia Augusta Brenan." 

1884— James Gaussen, M.A., inst. Oct. 3 (D.R.); res. in 1889. See Loughgall. 

1889— Francis William Montgomerie CauMeild, inst. April 27 (D.R.). He 

was the 3rd son of Lieut. Col. Wm. Montgomerie Stewart C, R. D. 

Fusiliers (see Peerage. Charlemont) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1880 ; M.A. 1884 ; ord. 

D. 1881; P. 1883; C. Killesher (Kilmore) 1881-3; C. Newry 1883-5; 

C. Lincombe (Bath and Wells) 1885-8 ; Dio. Curate Clogher 1889 ; res. 

Charlestown 1899 for Col. and Cont. Chap. 1899-1902 ; C. St. John Bap., 

Southend 1902-5 ; C. St. Dunstan's, East Acton, 1906-7 ; C. St. John's, 

Isleworth, 1907. 
1899— Arthur Philip Frederick Rains, B.A. (Camb.), inst. June 5 (D.B.) ; 

ord. D. 1893 ; P. 1895 ; C. Christ Church, Lisburn, 1893-5 ; C. Armagh 

1895-8 ; Dep. Sec. Sunday Sch. Soc. for Ireland 1898-9 ; deprived by 

the Court of the General Synod, 20 July, 1905. 
1905— Guy William Carleton L'Estrange, inst. Aug. 22, son of Rev. Guy 

J. C. L'Estrange, formerly Vicar of Kilbroney fRostrevor) ; T.C.D. B.A. 

1893 ; Div. Test. 1895 ; M.A. 1907 ; ord. D. 1895 ; P. 1896 ; C. Caledon 

1895-1900 ; R. Caledon 1900-5 ; m. Annie Rhoda, eldest dau. of R. P. 

Brownell, Esq., and has issue Guy Brownell C. L'Estrange. 


1622— Robert Goodlad at 30/- (R. V. 1622). See Ardee. 

1633— Roger Briscoe at £5 (R. V. 1633). See Ardee. 

1641— Edward Lappage (Dep. of 1641 T.C.D.). 

1766— Edward Hudson ; still C. in 1769 ( V.B.). See Forkill. 

1774— Stearn Ball, Lie. July 28 at £50 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1772. 

1806— Edward Coates {V.B.) was afterwards C. Clonduff, Dromore ; m. 
Frances Toole, 1830. 

1807— Townley Filgate, B.A., Lie. Sep. 24 (D.R.). See Vicars. 

1828— John Lloyd [Par. Reg.). 

1829-48— William Robert Ellison, T.C.D. B.A. 1847; ord. D. 1828; P. 
1829. The following inscription is on his tombstone in Charlestown 
Churchyard : — " This monument has been erected by the | parishioners 

176 Parish of Charlestown, Curates and Notes. 

of Charlestown of all denomiaations, with other friends | to record their 
sense of the inestimable worth of the | Rev. William Robert Ellison, 
A.M., I late Curate of the parish for 19 years. | Having faithfuJly dis- 
charged his duty as a Minister | of the Gospel, beloved and respected by 
all classes, | He closed a life of Christian benevolence | and unremitting 
kindness to the poor | on the loth March, 1848, in the 48th year of his age." 

1848— Joseph Henry (Par. Reg.). 

1871-2— Isaac Mitchell, ord. D. 1871 ; P. 1872 ; res. for C. Marmers' Ch., 
Kingstown, 1872-3 ; C. St. Barnabas, Dublm, 1873-4 ; R. Kiltoom 1874. 

1883-4— Lewis Walter Algeo, T.C.D. B.A. 1881 ; Div. Test. 1885 ; ord. D. 
1883 ; P. 1885 ; C. Cash (Longford) 1884-5 ; R. Kilmore (Roscommon) 
1885-7 ; R. Holy Trm., Barking Road, Essex 1887-8 ; R. Ardara 
1889-03 ; d. May 23, 1903, aged 43. 


Charlestown was anciently called Serlestown or Sorlestown from a 
family named Serle, who lived here in the 13th or 14th centuries. The 
name is therefore an example of the rashness of taking the obvious English 
derivation as a guide to the meaning of an Irish name. 

The church was originally one of the 8 chapels appropriated to the 
Priory of St. John the Baptist, Ardee ; it was granted with the rest of that 
priory's property to Charles Viscount Moore, 20 Sep., 1639 {P.R.). 

in 1622 church and chancel were ruinous {R.V.). In 1633 Lord Louth 
was impropriator; value £8 {R. V.). In 1692 " Brabazon Moore, impropriator, 
church out of repair ; Moore refuses to repair chancel. The body was 
covered with slates, no bell. Thomas Stephens and James Akin, Church- 
wardens ; James Matthews, Popish Priest, here 7 years ; no meeting house 
or Mass house." In 1731 Vicar was " resident, but had no parsonage 
house" [Pari. Ret.). In 1764 90 Protestants, 555 Roman Catholics, 1 
church and no chapel in the parish [Hearth Money Return). In 1766 " V. 
old and infirm, a curate resides " {Ret. to Lords). In 1767 John FUgate 
and Patrick MacCann, Churchwardens ; Joseph Gminell, Parish Clerk ; 
James Cunningham, Schoolmaster {V.B.). 

In 1827 a new church was buUt on the opposite side of the road at 
an expense of £1384 — being a loan from the Board of First Fruits ; it is 
in the later English style. A tower and spire 108 feet high were added, 
at a cost of £219 17s. 6d., raised by subscription in the parish ; and the 
church was consecrated on April 23, 1828. The church has 2 bells. The 
smaller one has this inscription : " The gift of James Bailyes to the 
parish of Charlestown, 1766." The large bell has only the maker's 
name, C. K. Clarke, Rmgsend, Dublm. The East wmdow is 
" In memory of Thomas William Filgate, died 26th February, 1868." 
The handsome brass eagle lectern has this inscription : " Dedicated to 
Charlestown church | in foving memory of William Filgate of Lissrenny, | 
who died 23rd November, 1875, aged 94 yeare, | and of Sophia Juliana 
Penelope his wife | (eldest dau. of Jerome Count de Salis), ) who died 5th July, 
1886, aged 78 years | by their children." The carved oak pulpit and 
prayer desk have the following inscriptions : Pulpit — " To the glory of 
God I in memory of | Sophia Juliana Penelope Filgate, | relict of William 
Filgate of Lissrenny, | who died 5th Julv, 1886. | Erected by 
her brother | William Fane de Salis, 1894." 'Prayer Desk—" To the 
glory of God | in memory of Thomas Lee-Norman | of Corbollis, | who 
died 6th November, 1875. | Erected by L. A. Lee-Norman, 1894." 

The Sexton's house opposite the church, which has stabling for 12 
horses attached, has the following inscription on the end wall : — " 1897 | 
Erected and presented to the | Parish of Charlestown | by Malcolm Brown 
Murray, of Rahanna, | as a residence for the Sexton and | stabling for the 

Parishes of Churchtown and Clare. 


horses of the parishioners. | Francis Montgomerie Caulfeild, Incumbent ; | 
William de Salis Filgate, Richard Kelly, Churchwardens." 

A valuable turret clock, which strikes the hours on the large bell of 
the church, was given by T. F. Filgate, Esq., in August, 1903, who has 
in this year (1910) presented an acre of land for the enlargement of the 
churchyard, &c. 

Mr. Wm. de Salis Filgate has been Churchwarden for the years 1857, 
62, 66, 68, 69, 72, and from 1874 to the present date. He has hardly ever 
been absent from a Sunday Morning Service durmg that time. He has also 
been Parochial Nominator since Disestablishment. A record hard to beat. 

The old graveyard is now vested in the Ardee Rural District Council, 
as also the graveyards of Mapastown, Philipstown and Tallanstown, in the 
Union. The Patron Saint was St. Michael the Archangel. 

The glebe house was built in 1820 at a cost of £1453 18s. 9d.— viz., 
£230 153. 4d. a gift and £507 13s. 9d. a loan from the Board of First Fruits, 
as well as £514 17s. 5d. paid by the Vicar. The income of the Union in 
1869 was £351 5s. 9d. Clonkeen has been added since Disestablishment. 
Rbcoeds extant : — In Incumbent's possession, under Retention Order 
Registers of Baptisms, etc., since 1822, Vestry Books and Preacher's Books. 



1590— Patrick McCrodan is V. of Churcheston Co. Louth, {,M.R.), but 
nothing further is known about it. Probably it is the same as Clonkeen, 
q.v. There are 4 parishes and about 25 townJands of the name in Ireland, 
but not one in the Co. Louth, though Clonkeen is sometimes so called. 

CLARE — {Co. Armagh). 

0etpeiuaf Cutatez^ 

1840— Edward Bruce, Lie. June 24 {D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1833 ; C. BaUy- 

mascanlan 1839. 
1844— James Wilson, Lie. Oct. 8 (D.R.), son of Garrett W., b. in Co. Cork, 

ent. T.C.D. Nov. 20, 1804, aged 21 [? T.C.D. B.A. 1817 ; LL.D. 1846] ; 

m. (1) a dau. of Wm. Hutcheson, Tandragee ; (2) Mary Prentice, in 

Drumbanagher church, 9 Sep.. 1844. 
1858— Frederick Trulock Hankin, Lie. Feb. 11 (D.R.), son of John Sheriff 

H., b. in Co. Down, ent. T.C.D. 1841, aged 26 ; B.A. 1846 ; Div. Test. 

1846 ; ord. D. 1847 ; C. Randalstown. At one time it is said he sang as 

solo treble in St. Patrick's, Dublin, before George IV, and conduct^ a 

musical society in Dublin ; ras. Clare Aug. 31, 1877. 

At Disestablishment Clare ceased to be a Perpetual Curacy and became 
part of Ballymore Parish. 


The parish was created as a P.C. on 6 March, 1840, 4 townlands being 
taken from Mullabrack, 5 from Loughgilly and 12 from Ballymore parishes. 
The incumbents of these parishes nominated in turn. 

The church was consecrated on Oct. 13, 1842. The Communion 
Plate — silver — is inscribed : " Clare Church." 

Records extant :— In P.R.O. Baptisms 1840-1879, Marriages 1840- 
45, Burials 1847-79. In R.C.B's. Office is Lease of Site of Church, 3 
Mar., 1841, from James Browne. See also Ballymore. 

178 Parish of Clogherny, Rectors, 1732-1885. 
CLOGHERNY— rCo. T^rme). 

1732 — James Lowry, inst. July 17 (D.R.). He was the 4th son of Robert 

L. of Aghenis (son of John L. of Aghenis, whose P. Will proved in 
1689 mentions his wife Jane and his sons Robert and John and daus. 
Katherine, Rebecca and Anne) by Anne, dau. of Rev. Jas. Sinclair, R. 
of Leckpatrick (2nd son of Sir James Sinclair of Caithness) ; b. in 1707 ; 
T.C.D. B.A. 1730, M.A. 1732. A famUy Bible gives date of his birth 
erroneously as 6 July, 1711 (see Earl of Belmore in U.J. A., 1904, p. 35 
et seq.). Had a licence to go to England 28 Sep., 1739 {D.R.). He ex- 
changed Clogherny in 1745 with Rev. R. Dobbs for Desertcreat, which 
he held till his death. He m. Hester, elder dau. of John Richardson, 
M.P., of RichhUl (and sister of Mary, Lady Gosford), who d. 1771, and 
left issue (1) Robert, of Pomeroy (2) Rev. John ,(3) Rev. James, of Rock- 
dale (see B.L.G.). He d. in 1786. An inscription on a slab inside the 
Lowry famUy vault at Desertcreat reads : — 

" Gentle reader, tell me, which is best. 
The tiresome journey or the traveller's rest ? 
The Rev. James Lowry died the 21 Nov., 1786." 
His P. Will, made 9 Oct., 1786, was proved in March, 1787. He left 
his estate in trust to Daniel Ecles, of Eclesville, Co. Tyrone, and Thomas 
Dickson, of Lodge, Co. Donegal, his son-in-law, for his eldest son Robert, 
and after his death for the use of James, Robert's eldest son, &c. Hi 
2nd son John (see below) and his present wife Susanna (only child of Rev. 
Geo. Underwood, of Cancole, Oxford, and Jane his wife. — mar. settle- 
ment dat. 23 Jan., 1772,) and his 3rd son James (who m. Martha, dau. 
of Bp. James Leslie, of Limerick. — mar. settl. dated 1 May, 1785) — 
mentioned. Thomas Dickson sole exor. The Earls of Belmore descend 
from his brother Galbraith (see Peerages). 

1745 — Richard Dobbs, inst. May \Z {D.R.); was descended from the Castle 
Dobbs family ; in early years was an officer in the Navy, subsequently 
ent. T.C.D. where he became B.A. 1723 ; Fellow 1724, M.A. 1726 ; B.D. 
and D.D. 1750. He was R. Desertcreat from 1731, but exchanged it 
for this. He held also the R. Lisburn from 1749 with Clogherny till his 
death in 1775. He m. Mary, dau. of William Young, widow of Cornet 
McManus. His P. Will, dated 16 May, 1775 (codicil 18 May), proved 
10 Nov., 1775, mentions his wife Mary, eldest son Richard, who became 
Dean of Connor in 1775, and d. Feb. 4, 1802 (see C.F. Ill, 255, 267), dau. 
Maria, sons William and Francis ; left £20 to poor householders of Lisburn. 

1775— John Lowry, B.A. [ ? T.C.D.], pres. July 13, inst. Aug. 20 (D.R.). 
He was the 2nd son of Rev. James L. (above) ; was C. Desertcreat 1775 ; 1 
he res. Clogherny in 1794 for the R. Innislonagh (Waterford) 1794-8 and 
afterwards became R. Donamore, Queen's Co, where he was bur. in 
1822. His name does not appear in Lea's Eccl. Calendar of 1814. He 
m. Susanna Underwood as above, and had Rev. James, his successor, 
and Jane. 

1794 — James Lowry, pres. Sep. 24, inst. Oct. 25 (D.R.), son of his predecessor, 
b. 1773 ; T.C.D. M.A. ad eund. Oxon. 1776. He m. Harriet, dau. of James 
Duberley, Ensham Hall, Oxfordshire, and d. in Nov., 1852, leaving one 
child Harriet Martha. He was bur. in Desertcreat vault. 

1853— Robert Vickers Dixon, F.T.C.D., pres. by T.C.D. Mar. 12, inst. 
April 1 (D.R.); became Archdeacon; d. in 1885. See Archdeacons. 

1885— William Percival Magee, inst. by the Primate on lapse Sep. 25 (D.R.); 
res. for Kilmore 1888. See Killylea. 

Parish of Clogherny, Rectors, &c. 179 

1888— William Fenwick Stokes, inst. Aug. 7 (D.R.), son of Rev. T. G. Stokes, 

M.A., R. Carnteel, educated at Cambridge, late Sch. Sidney Sussex Coll. ; 

B.A. (8th wrangler) 1881 ; Fellow 1881 ; M.A. 1884 ; ord. D. 1884 ; P. 

1885 ; C. Derryloran 1884-7 ; R. Qonoe 1887-8.; Asst. Master at Rugby 

School 1889. 
1889— Joseph Grundy Burton, inst. Oct. 21 (D.R.) ; Univ. of Melbourne 

B.A. 1876 ; T.C.D. B.A. 1879 ; M.A. 1882 ; B.D. and D.D. 1891 : ord. 

D. 1879 ; P. 1880 ; C. ShankUl 1879-81 ; C. St. John's, Melbourne 1882-3 ; 

C. St. Matts., Prabran, Melb. 1883-5 ; C. St. Patrick's, Newry 1885-7 ; 

R. Ballyeglish 1887-9 ; res. m 1891 for R. KUlinchy (Down). 
1891— John Robert Sides, B.A., inst. Feb. 28, res. in 1900 for Donough- 

more, q v. 
1900— Joseph Alexander Hunter, inst. Oct. 5 (D.R.), T.C.D. Exhibitioner; 

B.A. 1895 ; Div. Test. 1897 ; LL.D. 1900 ; ord. D. 1897 ; P. 1898 ; C. 

Derryloran 1898-1901 ; ni. Sophia Sherwood, dau. of — M'Craeand widow 

of Matthew Henderson. 


1700 (circa) — Alexander] Colhoun, Sen., son of William C, of Newto\vn- 
stewart, b. in Co. Tyrone, ent. T.C.D. June 7, 1680, aged 17 ; B.A. 1684 ; 
m. Judith, dau. of James Hamilton and sister of Dr. Andrew H., Preb. 
of Kilskeery, and had issue (1) Major William of Cross, m. Patience, dau. 
of Oliver MacCausland, J.P.,d. s. p. Sep., 1756 ; (2) Rev. Alex. ; (3) Audley, 
(4) James, m. Catherine Montgomery, and was grandfather of John 
Caldwell Colhoun, Vice-President U.S.A. An A.C. was R. and V. 
Templecarne, and d. circa 1716. 

1765— Alexander Colhoun, jun., appears (V.B.) ; he res. in 1780; b. 1705, 
son of above, educated at Strabane, ent. T.C.D. 15 Nov., 1723 ; m. Margt., 
dau. of William Hazlitt of Enniskillen, and had issue 5 sons and 3 daus. 
William, James, J.P. ; Alexander of Crosh ; John ; Charles of Sixmile- 
cross, J.P. ; Anna, Letitia and Patience ; he d. 7 Nov., 1788. See Descent 
and Alliances of Croslegh of Scaitcliffe, p. 191 et seq. 

1786— George Wright, B.A. T.C.D. 1782; res. this year. (Par. Reg.). 
Was afterwards Bishop of Nova Scotia. 

1815 — Daniel Lucas ceases to be C. this year. 

1815-7— George Buchanan (Par. Reg.). 

1817-22— Michael Burke (Par. Reg.). 

1822-4— Thomas C. Wade (Par. Reg.), T.C.D. B.A. 1820. 

1825-70— Arthur Young, Lie. Oct. 23, 1825 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1821. 

1870-6— Richard Smyth, T.C.D. B.A. (Resp.) 1869; Div. Test. (2) 1870; 
M.A. 1892 ; ord. D. and P. 1870 ; R. Kilkenny West (Meath) 1876-85 ; 
R. Durrow 1885-90; R. RathgrafEe 1890-1909; R. St. Patrick's, Lloyd- 
minster, Saskatchewan, 1906. 

1885— William Percival Magee, M.A., Lie. as Curate-in-charge Aug. 4, 
1885 (D.R.). See Rectors. 


Clogherney=Cloich-earnach=a stony place. Clogherny formed origin- 
ally a part of the parish of Termonmaguirke. It was separated from the 
latter, and constituted a parish by Act of Council on May 13, 1732, the 
advowson, by arrangement, becoming the property of Robert Lowry, who 
had owned the alternate right of presentation to Termonmaguirke. From 
him it descended to the 2nd Lord Belmore, who sold it in 1827 to T.C.D. 
for £14,000 (Co^. T.C.D.). 

In 1629 there was a church here called Templemoyle ne Cloghenry— i.e., 
the bare or bald church of the stony place ; so called either because it had 

i8o Parish of Clonconchy, Rector, &c. 

no tower or was roofless. The present church of Clogherny, which was 
built in 1746, incorporates its sidewalls. It was enlarged and much im- 
proved in 1776 when the gallery was built for the use of the Rector. In 
1855 the chancel was enlarged and rebuilt and the church restored at a 
cost of £600 principally defrayed by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. 
During the /alterations the ancient windows and doors came to light, and 
there were found traces of fire on the walls, showing that it had been burned 
at one time. 

About a mile from the church are the ruins of an ancient chnrch and 
churchyard called Donaghanle — now vested in the Omagh Rural District 
Council — so-called (=the church of the horse), because, according to an 
ancient legend St. Patrick's horse here killed a giant eel or water serpent 
that was the scourge of the district. St. Patrick it is said founded the 
church. There is also a Schoolhouse at Seskinore, which is licensed as a 
Chapel of Ease to the Parish Church. 

The glebe house was buUt in 1778 at a cost of £2167 78. 8d. It was 
enlarged in 1830, and purchased by Dr. Dixon at the Disestablishment, 
but afterwards re- purchased by the Select Vestry. It has recently been 
much improved and rendered more habitable. 

In 1766 there were in the parish 122 Church, 120 Dissenting, and 179 
R.C. families, " one Popish Priest residing and one friar frequently in ye 
parish, but not residing " (Pari. Ret.). 

T.C.D. received at Disestablishment £11,701 23. 8d. compensation 
for the loss of the advowson. See Dr. Dixon's History of Termonmaguirke 
and Clogherny, also an interesting article by the Earl of Belmore, entitled, 
" Robert Vickers Dixon and Clogherny " in the U.J. A., 1904, Vol. X, 
35, et seq. In Clogherny church there is a mural stone tablet with arms 
and entablature and raised uncial letters — viz., " Hie iacet Georgius Perry 
nuper | de Deranally, generosus qui ob | iit 28vo Aprilis die Ann Dom | 
1703tio et aetatis suae 58vo ut etiajm Robertus Perry Franciscu | s Perry, 
Robertus Perry, et | Jana Perry ducis Samuelis | Perry supra dicti Georgii 
I filii proles." 

The Communion Chalice has an inscription underneath on the base 
of the chalice : — " Teampul mael na Cloigheamach, 1691." 

Records extant : — In P.R.O. Baptisms 1824-75, Marriages 1825-44, 
Burials 1825-86. Remainder in possession of Incumbent. 

CLONCONCHY— (Co. Armagh). 

1635— John Symonds, pres. April 20 (P.B.). See Armagh. 

1440— Patrick O'Lowan appears (D.R.). 
1455— Ysaac O'Culean appears (D.R.). 
1532 — James O'Halagan is deceased {D.E.). 
1532— John OTerghran, inst. Mar. 3 (D.B.) 


Clonconchy [?=the meadow of the rabbits] as a parish seems to have 
become merged in Armagh about 1640. It now corresponds to LIsnadill, 

Parish of Clonfeacle, Rectors or Prebendaries. iSi 

CLONFEACLE—r Co. Tyrme). 

(gecfore or (JJreBen^atiee. 

1369 — Benedict O'Culean, R. of Clonfeacle and Canon and Official [= Rural 
Dean] of TuUyhog appears (D.R.). See next. 

1405 — Philip Mackeogayn [=McKeown], coll. to a Canonry of Armagh 
and the Prebend or R. of Cluainfiaghna, value not exceeding 15 marks, 
void by Benedict O'Culean being coll. by the Ordinary to the Canonry 
or Prebend of Balliclugg, 2 Non. Feb. (Cal. Pap. Lett. VI. 39 ; cf. Ann. 
Hib. 23, where the year is given as 1485 and the ordinary as Octavian, 
both errors). Mackeogayn received on 2 Ides Sep., 1404, a provision 
for a Canonry of Armagh, and a dispensation on account of illegitimacy 
(Cal. Pap. Lett. V., 617). 

1405 — Maurice O'Cassidl appears in 1407 as having " obtained and held 
with the R. of Termonmaguirke the R. of Cluynfiachna, against the Canons 
for 2 years and more," 2 Ides Sep. (Cal. Pap. Lett. VI, 121). 

1433— Arthur McKathmayll, coll. Feb. 11 and allowed to hold this R. 
in eommendam with his office as Official of TuUyhog (D.R.). He is Canon 
in 1443 (D.R.). One of the same name is Canon of Derry in 1463 and 
1469 (Ann. Hib. 281). 

1438 — Solomon O'Corre binds himself for the first fruits of the Prebend 
and Canonry of Clonfeacle, val. 16 marks and vacant " per non prom- 
otionem ad sacerdotium," 7 July (Ann. Hib. 6). He had a suit at Rome 
with John Leche, alias Mackeallay, for this R. The Primate before the 
close of the trial erected the R. into a Prebend of a Canonry in the 
Cathedral of Armagh, which was conferred on Leche by bull, dated non. 
Kal. Oct., 1440, O'Corre bemg ejected (Ann. Hib. 20). 

1440 — John Leche. See previous entry, and below. 

1446 — Thomas O'Culean binds himself for the firstfruits of the parish 
church of St. Jarlath of Clonfeacle, val. 14 marks, " vacant through the 
deprivation of Solomon O'Corre," 8 Sep. (Ann. Hib. 7). 

1451 — John Leche (again). Notwithstanding O'Culean's Provision, Leche 
was again confirmed in the Prebend by the Primate on 14 Oct., 1451, 
at a Visitation held at Dundalk ; and O'Culean was suspended, and he 
and his abettors were excommunicated for the unjust vexation and 
disturbance given to the said John Leche, with £10 costs against 
O'Culean (D.R.). Leche was Canon from 1442 to 1455, and is prob- 
ably the John Leche recommended as Archdeacon of Down, circa 1450 
(CF. Ill, 230). A John Leche was Chancellor St. Patrick's, Dublin 
1471 and 1475 (C.F. II, 115). Leche was still R. and V. Clonfeacle 
in 1458 (D.R.). 

1477 — Thomas Machamayl, a cleric of Clogher Diocese, binds himself for 
the firstfruits of the Canonry and Preb. Clonfeacle, vacant certo modo, 
on 30 June (Ann. Hib. 9). 

1518— John O'Culean appears (D.R.). 

1535 — John O'Corre appears (Ann. Hib. 25). 

1535— Eugene yO'Cullen binds himself for the firstfruits of the R., Aug. 11 
(^7171. Hib. 14 and 25). 

1543— John O'Coyllan held the Preb. Clonfeacle and the V. of Kilmore 
this year by virtue of the Pope's provision. On that account King 

i82 Parish of Clonfeacle, Rectors 1543-1662. 

Henry VIII diapossesaed him and pres. W. Moore (P.R.). Was O'Coyllan 
the same as John O'Culean 1518 above ? 

1543 — WiUlam Moore, pres. by the Crown Dec. 22. See previous entry 
(P.R. 35 Hen. VIII). 

1651— John Maryman, pres. by the Crown Sep. 21 (P.R. 5 Edw. VI). See 

1557 — Patrick O'Donnelle appears (D.R.). 

1603— George Lee, F.T.C.D., pres. by the Crown Nov. 17 (P.R.). See 

1619— Thomas Grant, inst. June 29 (F.F.R.). In 1622 " T. Grant, Incum- 
bent, preacheth every 2nd Sunday and giveth £20 per annum to Wm. 
Barnard, a preacher, who is non-resident" {R.V.). He is R. in 1625 
and in 1628 (P.R.). See Chancellors. The R. is vacant in 1633 (R.V.). 
See Curates. 

1634— Joseph Travers, pres. Jan. 24, inst. Feb. 6 (F.F.T.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 
1620 ; M.A. 1623 ; Fellow 1624 ; res. his Fellowship Dec. 29, 1630 ; was 
Senr. Fellow and Vice-Provost during the Commonwealth 1652-5 (Cal. 
T.C.D.). From 1627-34 he was R. and V. Innishannon, Cork. He is 
said to have been granted the advowson of Clonfeacle by T.C.D. on July 
1, 1630. He got a faculty in 1634 to hold with this R. the Chancellor- 
ship of St. Colman's, Qoyne (F.F.R.), which he held from July 13, 1635 i 
till 1663 (F.F.T.). He also held the Archdeaconry and a Canonry of 
Kildare from 1644, for he got an order on 20 Nov., 1660. that he " should 
get half the profits of the tythes of Clonfeacle and of the Archdeaconry 
of Kildare on his petition that he had built, etc., in Clonfeacle before the 
rebellion and was imprisoned 8 months by the rebels and on certificate, 
that on 5 Nov., 1634, he was admitted to Clonfeacle, and on 11 Oct., 
1644, was pres. by Letters Patent to the Archdeaconry of Kildare 
(Commw. Vol. A/25, " Money issues out of Tythe," p. 348). His P. Will 
was proved in 1664. He leaves Dame Rose Travers £40, and Dame 
Alicia Alson T. £40 ; his son Charles T. £40 ; his brother Zachary T. "£30 
due to me out of R. Gemonstown, Meath, set to Captain John Chambers." 
His "mother-in-law," Mrs. Mary Usher, is deceased; mentions a mortgage 
from her own farm, Janderstown, Co. Louth ; his dau. Sarah m. — 
Hodges, and his dau. Kate m. Richard Browne, and his wife ilary T., 
alias Bowen, mentioned. Captain Wm. Bowen and his brother Arthur 
Bowen, exors ; £10 left for his funeral charges at Christ Church, 

[1661 — Archibald Hamilton, of Glenfechill (sic), " order that he should 
pay half the tythes to Mr. Travers, the Rector before 1641, and that it 
be referred to Abp. of Armagh what compensation he should receive 
for so doing, as he had received the tythes under an order of the last 
Government and had acted as Minister there," 28 Feb., 1660/1 (Commw. 
Vd. A/25, "Money issues out of Tythe "). He was a Presbyterian, and 
was ejected for Nonconformity at the Restoration.] 

1662— Patrick Sheridan, inst. Oct. 16 (F.F.T.). He was the son of Denis S., 
a R.C. Priest, converted by Bishop Bedell, was b. at Tocher, Co. Cavan 
and educated at Enniskillen, ent. T.C.D., aged 14, on May 15, 1652 
[His elder bro. William, who afterwards became Bp. of Kilmore, also 
ent. T.C.D. same day, aged 17]. He became Fellow T.C.D. in 1660 ; 
B.D. 1665 ; Senior Fellow 1665 by mandamus from the King, with a 
clause dispensing with the Statutes prohibiting him from holding a living ; 
Vice-Provost 1666-8 (Cal. T.C.D.). He became V. Castleknock Mar. j 
24, 1660 (F.F.T.), and was coll Archdeacon of Dromore Aug. 12, 1664 ■ 
(f.jP.y.) resigning Clonfeacle; the same year, but he was re-appointed ^ 


Parish of Clonfeacle, Rectors 1664-1777. 183 

being permitted to hold the benefice with his Fellowship. He became 
Dean of Connor and R. Carrickfergus in 1667, both which he held with 
the Archdeaconry. He became R. Conwall when he res. his Fellow- 
ship. He was consecrated at Cashel on April 27, 1679, Bishop of Cloyne, 
being allowed to hold in commendam the Deanery and Archdeaconry 
and the R. of Islandmagee. He m. in 1677 (M.L. dated 13 Aug.) Anne 
Hill of Hill Hall, Co. Down, widow, and d. in Dublin Nov. 22, 1682, 
and'was bur. in the old College chapel T.C.D., but no monument to him 
exists now (see also C.F. Ill and Brady's Records III). 

1664— Francis Marsh, D.D., Inst. Sep. 16 (F.F.T.). See Deans. 

Henry Maxwell seems to have been presented by the Crown to Clon- 
feacle on Marsh's consecration in Dec, 1667 {Book of Pres. Charles II), 
but was inst. not to Clonfeacle, but to Tynan, q.v. 

1668— James Downham or Downam, D.D., pres. Oct. 30 by the Crown 
(P.R.), inst. Jan, 22 {F.F.T.), held also the Deanery, q.v. 
H Maxwell succeeded him as Preb. Tynan. 

On Downham's death in 1681 William Palliser, F.T.C.D., afterwards 
Abp. of Cashel, was pres. by T.C.D. on Oct. 27, but res. 4 days after 
and was probably not instituted ; he was re-admitted Fellow by dispen- 
sation (Gal. T.C.D. ). 

1681— Bartholomew Vigors, LL.D., inst. Nov. 11 (D.B.) ; also Dean. See 

1690— Peter Drelineourt, LL.D., pres. Feb. 28, inst. Mar. 14 to Deanery 
of Armagh and R. Clonfeacle (D.R.). See Deans ; d. Mar. 7, 1722. 

1722— Robert Echlln, pres. April 2 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1705 ; M.A. 1708. 
He does not seem to have held the parish long, if he was mstituted. 
Probably he was the R. E. who was R. Newtownards in 1710 (see 

1723— John Walmsley, inst. May 31 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. Sch. 1699 ; B.A. 1700 ; 
M.A. 1703 ; Fellow 1703 ; Senior Fellow 1713 ; B.D. and D.D. 1716 ; 
ord. D. 1701 (Meath) ; P. 1704 (Kilmore) ; m. (M.L. dated 18 June) 1723 
Margaret Bolton, spinster, St. Anne's Parish, Dublin. Pari. Ret. of 1731 
states that he was " not resident, but keeps a Curate, and often officiates 
himself, hath a glebe, but no parsonage house." He d. at Armagh, 
Dec. 12, 1737 {Gal. T.C.D.). 

1738— Charles Stewart, D.D., inst. April 3 {D.R., but Gal. T.C.D. has April 
26), T.C.D. LL.D. {spec, grat.) 1718; Fellow 1720; Senior Fellow 1730: 
d. 1746; bur. in Benburb churchyard Aug. 1, 1746 {Par. Reg.). 

1747— Henry Clarke, inst. Jan. 21 {D.R., but Gal. T.C.D. has Feb. 4). He 
was the son of Thomas Clarke, of Ardress, High Sheriff of Co. Armagh 
1724 ; T.C.D. B.A. 1720 ; M.A. 1723 ; B.D. 1730 ; D.D. 1735 ; Fellow 
1724 ; Reg. Prof, of Divinity and Vice- Provost 1743. During his Incum- 
bency the secret society known as " Hearts of Oak " caused trouble in 
the district. Alleging that he was the first to exact more tithes than 
he was entitled to, they forced him to go on one occasion on top of his 
own coach through the country, jeering and hissmg him as he passed 
(Hardy's Life of Gharlemont I, 192 et seq.). He d. Feb. 9, 1777. His P. 
Will, made 2 Jan., 1777, proved 20 Feb., 1777, leaves his sister Elizabeth 
[who m. Wm. Bailie] £20 a year ; Sarah Clarke, his brother's widow 
£10 a year ; Thos. Morris estate in trust for Mrs. Elizabeth Bailie ; his 
nephew Harry Clarke £50 ; poor of Clonfeacle £50 ; Armagh Infirmary 
20 guineas ; T.C.D. all the books in his possession of which the College 
has no duplicates ; Armagh Library do. of such as remain. Ambrose 
Smith, exor. and res. leg. ; Thos. Morris, Library exor. His sister Sarah 

184 Parish of Cloneeacle, Rectors \Tjy-i9>T2. 

m. George Ensor and inherited Ardress. His dau. Jane m. in June, 
1773, James Verner, M.P., and was mother of Sir Wm. Vemer, Bart., 
of Churchill. 

1777— William Lodge, LL.D., coll. Mar. 10 (D.R.) ; res. Nov. 13, 1777. 
See Chancellors. 

1777— William Andrews, pres. Dec. 10, inst. Dec. 11 {D.R.); T.C.D. Sch. 
1742; B.A. 1744; M.A. 1747; B.D. 1758; D.D. 1759; Fellow 1747; 
Senior Fellow 1761. [A William Andrews was Archdeacon of Ossory 
1713-36. ? his father], d. Mar. 28, 1783, bur. in Qonfeacle. The follow- 
ing inscription is on his tombstone : — " Here lyeth the Body of the 
Revd. I Doctor William Andrews, late Rector | of Clonfeacle and formerly 
a Fellow of | Trinity College, Dublin, who departed | this life on 28th 

March, 1783, | aged' years." By his P. Will, proved in 1783 he 

left £400 to his " near kinsman " Rev. George Evans ; £100 to Rev. Dr. 
Murray, F.T.C.D. ; £50 to the poor of Clonfeacle ; and £200 to his kms- 
woman Susanna Turvin. Residue to his mother Alice A. 

1783— William Richardson, inst. Sep. 4 (D.R.), T.C.D. Sch. 1761 ; B.A. 
1763 ; Fellow 1766 ; M.A. 1766 ; B.D. 1775 ; D.D. 1778. A tablet in the 
parish church has the inscription : — " Sacred to the memory of | the | 
Rev. Willm. Richardson, D.D., | Late Fellow of Trinity College, Dublm, | 
who departed this life June 14th, 1820, | aged 79 years. | He was Rector 
of this parish 37 years | where his character was so well known | as to 
render any panegjrric unnecessary. | This Tablet is erected by the desire | 
of his affectionate son the late | Revd. Arthur Wolfe Richardson, | 
Curate of Moy in this parish, | who died Septr. 24th, 1822, | and is in- 
terred with his father | near this place." 

1820— Francis Gervais, M.A., coll. June 17 (D.R.). T.C.D., however, 
brought a writ of Quare impedit and recovered their rightof presentation — 
Gervais being removed by order of Queen's Bench 13 Feb., 1822 {D.R.). 
He was appointed to Desertlyn soon after. See Desertlyn. 

1822 — William Davenport, inst. April 2 {D.R.), son of Edmund Davenport, 
lawyer, b. in Dublin, ediicated by Mr. Dwyer, ent. T.C.D. Nov. 7, 1787 ; 
Sch. 1791 ; B.A. 1792 ; M.A. 1796 ; D.D. 1808 ; Fellow 1795 ; Senior 
Fellow 1812 ; was Astronomer of Armagh 1815-23 ; d. July 26, 1823 
{Cal. T.C.D.). 

1823— James Wilson, inst. Dec. 15 (D.R.), son of Rev. James W., b. in 
Dublm, ent. T.C.D. 4 June, 1789, aged 15 ; B.A. 1794 ; M.A. 1800 ; Fellow 
1800 ; B.D. and D.D. 1811. On his tombstone in the parish churchyard 
is the simple inscription " The Rev. James Wilson, D.D. | Died April 
24tb I A.D. 1829." 

1829 — Henry Griffin, inst. Sep. 11 (D.R.), son of John G., Registrar of Deeds 
in Ireland, b. at Wexford 1786, ent. T.C.D. ; Sch. 1802 ; B.A. 1803 ; 
Fellow 1811 ; M.A. 1814. Consecrated Bishop of Limerick m T.C.D. 
Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 1, 1854 ; m. in 1813 Jane Eyre, dau. of E. 
Lysaght ; d. at Dublin April 5, 1866, bur. in Benburb churchyard, where 
an inscription records — " Here rest the Remains | of the Right Revd. | 
Henry Griffin, | Lord Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe | for 
twenty-five years Rector of this parish. | Born July 12th, 1786, | Died 
April 5th, 1866." 
1854— Joseph Stevenson, pres. by the CVown Jan. 11, inst. Feb. 14 {D.R.), 
son of Su- John Stevenson, Mus. Doc, ent. T.C.D. 10 Jan., 1817 ; B.A. 
1822; he res. and compounded in 1871. He left 2 daus. (1) Eliza, m. 
Ist, Arthur Cane, 2nd, Anthony Butler, late 7th Dragoon Guards, R.M. ; 
(2) Asenath, m. Alex. J. McNeUl. His sister Olivia m. in 1822 the Marquis 
eJi ^ of Hef tf ord as his 2nd wife. 

Parish of Clonfeacle, Rectors, Vicaes, &c. 185 

1872— James McNeece, Inst. Mar. 28 {D.R.). He was the son of James M. of 
Mulnagore Lodge, Dungannon, and was bro. of Rev. Thos. M., R. of Arboe ; 
T.C.D. B.A. 1848 ; M.A. 1889 ; ord. D. 1849 ; P. 1850 ; C. Arboe 1849- 
63 ; C. Donoiighmore 1864-7 ; P.C. Donoughmore Upper 1867-72 ; m. 

Catherine Rankin, dau. of Gaussen, of Lake Lodge, Balljn-onan, 

Co. Derry (she d. Dec. 12, 1881) and had James Gaussen, b. 1856 ; Thos. 
Frederick, b. 1st May, 1867 ; John Samuel, b. 1st Oct., 1858 ; Maud 
Kathleen and Margaret Louisa, who m. Rev. A. Daniel (see Loughgall). 
He d. April 8, 1893, and an inscription at Clonfeacle Church records 
" Rev. James McNeece, A.M., T.C.D., | Rural Dean of the Diocese of 
Armagh, | Born March, 1825, for 21 years | Rector of this parish, | and 
died 8th of April, 1893." 

1893— Charles King Irwin, D.D., inst. May 30 (D.R.) ; res. in 1896 for 
Armagh. See Archdeacons. 

1896— Nicholas Hopkins James, inst. Jan. 23 (D.R.), son of late John J, 
of Coolruss Park, Co. Wicklow, b. at Coolruss 1849, educated at Reading 
School and T.C.D. ; B.A. 1874 ; M.A. 1877 ; LL.B. 1880 ; B.D. 1886 ; 
D.D. 1890 ; Member of the Senate ; ord. D. and P. 1875 ; C. Portado^vn 
1875-8 ; Dioc. C. and Inspector of Rel. Education 1878-82 ; R. Keady 
1882 ; R. Tartaraghan 1882-96 ; Preb. Mullabrack 1908 ; Rural Dean of 
Tullyhog ; Member of the Diocesan Council and General Synod ; Suppl. 
Dio. Nominator ; Hon. Sec. Diocesan Board of Education. Published 
a Sermon — The Power of the Keys, Rivington's, London. 


1414— Ynarus Mecagoband [McGowan], Perp. Vicar, is deceased this year 
(Col. Pap. Lett. VI., 424). 

1414— Patricll Macagoband [McGowan] ; to be coll. to this V., value not 
exceeding 6 marks, 10 Kal. April (Cal. Pap. Lett. VI. 424). 

1441 — Maurice O'Culean is Perp. V. this year, having been deprived for 
contumacy. He was restored by Primate Prene on 13 June, 1441, and 
on the 26 Oct. he received a mandate to cite the principal herenach 
and tenants of Clonfeacle to appear before him for certain charges, as 
the 4 churches of Kilmore, Derrynoose, Tynan and Clonfeacle had to 
provide conveyances for the Primate when he came to Armagh (D.R.). 
He was again deprived in 1442 {Ann. Hib. 6). He was living in 1458, 
and a Maurice O'Culean is Canon in 1455 [D.R.). 

1442 — Tsaac O'Culean succeeds and binds himself for the firstfruits of the 
V. value about 8 marks on Sep. 24 {Ann. Hib. 6). An Isaac O'Culean 
is Canon in 1455 {D.R.). 

1544— Maurice O'Culean appears as V. {D.R.). 


1622— William Barnard {R.V.). 

1633 — David Coit in charge — rectory vacant (iZ.F.). 

1641 Fleming. " Mr. Fleming, Minister of Clonfeacle," is said to 

have been murdered in 1641 (Reid Hist. Presb., I, 332). 
1722— Richard May, Lie. Nov. 13 {D.R.), T.C.D. Sch. 1711 ; B.A. 1712. 
1727— Edward Bolton, Lie. Sep. 26 {D.R.), T.C.D. Sch. 1719; B.A. 1721. 
1743-53— John Smith {Par. Reg.). 
1747-73— James Dobbin {Par. Reg.). James Caulfield, son of Rev. Jas. 

and Elizabeth Dobbin, was bap. Aug. 29, 1755. 
1754-9— Lindsay Dobbin, B.A. {Par. Reg.). See Donoughmore. 

i86 Parish of Clonfeacle, Curates and Notes. 

1765-6— Samuel Dobbin (V.B.). [? is " Samuel " a mistake for James]. 

1774-70— John Young (Par. Reg.). 

1779-80— John Simpson (Par. Reg.). 

1780-05— Walter Rickey (Par. Reg.), Lie. June 6, 1803. See Jonesborough. 

1782-3— Robert Evans (Par. Reg.). 

1807-18— John Young, jun., (Par. Reg.). See Killeshil. 

1815— James Edward Jackson, M.A. See Deans. 

1816-7— John Stewart, B.A., Lie. Jan. 17, 1817 (D.R.). 

1818-9— Arthur Wolfe Richardson, B.A. See Moy. 

1818-25— Thomas Twigg, Lie. June 25, 1818 at £75 (D.R.). See Pomeroy. 

1826— Colin Jevers, Lie. Oct. 10 (D.R.). See Armagh. 

1829— Henry Kennedy, Lie. May (D.R.). 

1842— Richard Wrightson, B.A., Lie. Mar. 22 (D.R.). See Moy. 

1851-9— Warren Cecil Maunsell, Lie. Sep. 23 (D.R.) ; ord. D. 1850. 

1851-2— Robert Gascoigne Weldon, T.C.G. Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 1848 ; 
ord. D. and P. 1847 ; C. Girvan and Maybole, N.B., 1848-50 ; C. Clon- 
feacle 1851-2 ; C. Billing, Kent, 1852-3 ; L Anderton, Glasgow 1853-5 ; 
I. Girvan 1855-70; I. St. Paul's, Rothesay, 1870; Hon. Canon Cumbrae 

1859— Henry Bryan Carter, B.A., Lie. Aug. 18 (D.R.). See Derryloran. 

1861— Thomas Leader Hanson, B.A., Lie. Jan. 22 at £90 (D.R.). 

1861— John P. Stoute, B.A. (Par. Reg.). 
^,-Hj 863— George Bradley, B.A., Lie. June 3 (D.R.). 
1870- Robert Gascoigne Weldon, M.A., Lie. Feb. 8 (D.R.). 

1889— Frederick Walker Macran, B.D. See Drogheda. 

1891— Alfred Daniel. See Loughgall. 


Clonfeacle=cluain-fiacle— the meadow of the tooth. The word appears 
under various forms, such as Cluaynfiachna, Clonfekena, etc. Other 
meanings have been given to it, such as " Fiachna's meadow " or " bog 
island." (See O'Donovan's Four Masters an. 1252 note, and Ann. Hib. 6). 
There is a legend, which is similar to one told of Kilfeaele, a parish in Tipper- 
ary, that as St. Patrick on one of his journeys was crossing the Blackwater 
close to where the church stands, he lost a tooth in the river and it could 
be distinctly seen in the water as it shone with great brilliance. Another form 
of the legend is that St. Patrick and the devil had a fight here and that the 
devil knocked out his tooth ; hence " the meadow of the tooth." At Clon- 
feacle it was that St. Patrick met Bishop Olcan, and it is said wished to 
drive his chariot over him, but the charioteer refused to drive over a bishop 
(See Stokes' Trip. Life I, 166). St. Jarlath, Primate of Armagh (467-82) 
was a son of Trian of Clonfiacla, a chieftain of O'Neiland East, who died 
a pagan (Book of Leinster). 

It was an ancient religious establishment of which St. Luguid or 
Lugaid was abbot, circa 580, and was probably founded by St. Patrick. 
It was afterwards vested in the Culdees and imited with the Armagh house 
about the 10th cent. (Reeves MSS.). It was granted by the Crown May 
13, 1614, to Primate Hampton with the church and rectory. The advowson 
was soon after granted to T.C.D. who received £9238 7s. 8d. for the loss 
of it m 1870. (Cat. T.C.D.). 

Eoghege O'Flannagan, " Arch Dean of Ardmach and Clonfeakina " 
is one of the authorities for the Annals of Clonmacnoise. 

The present chlirch was built close to the village of Benburb [=Beann- 
borb — the proud peak] in 1618 by Sir R. Wingfield. Pjmnar's Survey 
of Ulster, 1618, has, " church in building at Benburb, 70 feet long and 24 
feet broad with 8 large windows and is ready to have the roof set on." 
R.V. 1622 has, " a new church in building. Tymber provided to build a 

Parish of Clonfeacle, Notes. 187 

parsonage house, but ye glebe lyeth inconvenient in ye woods J a mile from 
ye church." The church was repaired in 1815 at a cost of £800 from the 
Board of First Fruits, and about 1837 a further sum of £526 1 Is. was granted 
towards its repair. A handsome cut stone Tower was recently added by 
James Bruce, D.L., at an expense of about £800. 

The value of the Rectory at the Papal Taxation (1302-6) was 3 marks ; 
it was 16 marks in 1440 (see Rectors) ; it was £100 in 1633 (i?.F.) ; £700 in 
1761 ; £800 in 1764 ; and in 1869 £936 7s. 2d. The tithes were rented to 
Capt. John Foster in 1654 [roll is defective]. 

The glebe house was built by Rev. Charles Stewart about 1751-2 at 
a cost of £1189. Rev. Henry Clarke expended £784 2s. 8d. in improving 
it. It was purchased by the R.C.B. wnth 73 acres of land for £1599 17s. 4d. 
Some of the land was afterwards sold to Rev. J. MacNeece. 

In 1819 the Perpetual Cures of Moy and Derrygortreavy were establi- 
shed out of this parish. In 1743 John Cleeke and James Falls were Church- 
wardens ( V.B.). In 1764 there were 4,760 " Protestants." 6,616 " Papists." 
278 " Quakers," James Dobbins, C, at £50, Rector also resident ; glebe 
and house in good repair ; 1 church, 1 Presbyterian Meeting House, 1 Chapel, 
all in good repair ; 2 places for Romish worship, but no house, no friars 
{Pari. Ret.). In 1766 there were 716 Protestant families and 1,092 R.C. 
families, including 2 Priests in the parish {Pad. Bet). The Registers in 
P.R.O. give a list of the inhabitants by townlands in 1822 and 1824 and 
much information concerning the schools. In 1824 it is said the parish 
included " some of the wildest species of sectaries " and a few quakers. 

The church bell bears the following inscription — viz., I.H.S. MR*. 




Translation by J. R. Garstin, F.S.A. : — " Jesus, Mary, Father Francis. 
Praise [God] with the timbreU [=cymbaUs=beU] and in the dance [or choir] 
[Psalm 150-4] Brother in Christ [? X=Christo] Matthew McMahon, 
Superior of the Capuchins of Limerick district, caused me to be made on 
the 8th day of July A.D. 1688." 

The Capuchins are a branch of the Franciscan Order and came to Ire- 
land in 1615 (see Harris's Ware, Vol. II). There is no record in the Annals 
of the Order concerning this bell. Local tradition connects it with a visit 
of William III to Clonfeacle, when it is said he stayed a night at the Rectory, 
(which was not buUt at the time !) on the way to the Boyne. Some might 
think it was part of the spoils of the Siege of Limerick. It is more than 
probable, however, that in consequence of the Siege it never saw Limerick, 
but on account of the disturbed state of the country was left on the bell 
founder's hands, and that Lord Charlemont or some Governor of Charle- 
mont Fort purchased it or brought it from Dublin for the church at Clon- 
feacle, and left the inscription with its invocation of the B.V.M. intact. 

The Communion Plate, including sUver chaUce, paten and flagon and 
plate is inscribed — " Clonfeacle Church, a.d. 1824." 

Records extant: — In P.R.O. Baptisms 1743-1877, Marriages 1761- 
1845, Burials 1736-1876. Registers since these dates in Incumbent's hands, 
also Vestry Minutes, etc. 

i88 Parishes of Clonkeehan and Clonkeen. 

CLONKEEHAN — (Co. Louth), 

This parish is not to be confused with Clonkeen, not far distant. Very 
little, however, is known about it. The O.S.L. give its derivation as Clualn 
coacan=the meadow of the blind one : an allusion to the legend about 
St. Bridgid praying that she might be blinded in order to escape marriage. 
The ruins of the church overlook the road between Ardee and Dundalk, 
from which may be seen the gable with bell-cote. It is not mentioned in 
any Vesting Order. The parish contained two townlands, comprising the 
estate of Corbollis — total, 605 acres, and was permanently joined to Charles- 
town by Order in Council in 1858. We find no record of any appointment 
to the parish. 

CLONKEEN — (Co. Louth). 

1409 — Patrick O'Coyn appears [D.R.), being this year appointed as Co- 
adjutor to Wm. Prout, V. Kildemock, who was disabled by age and 
infirmities from performing the duties of his oflSce. In 1411 they ex- 
changed their livings {D.R.). 

1411— William Prout, mst. Sep. 11 on pres. of John Serlle, Lord of Gilberts- 
town and Stormynstovra. See previous entry {D.R.). 
1430— Richard Conlon appears {D.R.). 

1433 — Roger (or Richard) Browne, inst. Dec. 2 on the pres. of John Taaffe. 
He is V. in 1437. Was deprived for contumacy, non-payment of Synodals 
and publicly keeping a concubine and other demerits (D.R.). 

1449— Simon O'Lowhan, V., d. this year {D.R.). 

1449 — William O'Mychan or Meghchan, coll. by the Primate, hoc vice, 
by lapse. May 21. He was living in 1456. John O'Lowhan, his Chaplain, 
is mentioned {D.R.). 

1497— Patricli McLaghlin appears {D.R.). 

1518— Robert McLaghlin, or McLazlin, res. this V. for V. Rathumnew 
(sic) on 5 Nov., 1518 {D.R.). 

1518— John Desson, inst. Nov. {D.R.). He res. in 1532 " per ingressum 
Religionis "=to become a monk or " regular " of some order. 

1532— Patricll Tathe or Taafle, mst. Mar. 4 on the pres. of Peter Tath, of 
Ballybragan, gent., the Patron ; d. in 1542 (D.R.). 

1542 — Patricll Bedlow, inst. June 10 on the pres. of Patrick Barnewall, 
of Fieldstown, by reason of the minoritv of Nicholas son and heir of 
Peter Taaffe, of Braganstown, the Patron (D.R.). He as V. Clonkeen 
receives a pardon from the Crown on April 16, 1551 {P.R. 5 Edw. VI), 
and obtained a Chancery decree on 13 July, 1571, against Christopher 
Taafle, of Gilbertstown (Chanc. Dec. P.R.O.). 

1590— See Churchtown V. 

1616— Robert Harper, inst. Dec. 13 (R.V. 1622). 

1633— Vicarage is vacant (R.V. 1633). 

Parish op Clonkeen, Rectors and Vicars. 189 

QJecfotfi ftnb O^icata, 

1641 — Robert Osborne appears ; forced to fly during the rebellion ; lost 
£280 in Clonkeen and the Rectory, through John Taaffe of Braganstown. 
Had also losses in Waterford {Dep. T.C.D.) ; became in 1669 V. Dundalk, 

[1655 — Joseph Berry or Bury is Commonwealth Minister at Arthurstown 
and Ardee with Rev. E. Parkinson. His salary of £50 was increased 
to £100 in 1657 (Oommw. Pps. P.R.O. and T.C.D. MSS. 1040). His 
Will was proved in 1661. A Joseph Berry, elk., is mentioned in the 
Carte Papers (XXI. 346) as R. of Mucknogh and residing at Dublin 
in 1647.] 

1667— Arthur Forbes, coll. Aug. 16 (F.F.T.). Was V. Drumconrath 
(Meath) in 1661, and he or his son held that V. till 1737. He res. Clonkeen 
in 1679. The P. Will of Rev. Arthur F. was proved in 1737. 

1679— Michael Jephson, M.A., coll. Feb. 6 {D.B.) ; res. in 1680 for Precentor, 

1680— Enoch Reader, M.A., coll. Dec. 2 (D.R.). Held also Kilsaran. See 

1685— Jonathan Ball, M.A., coll. May 23 {D.R.). Held Qonkeen with 

Charles town, q.v. 

1710— Edward Percival, coU. Sep. 12 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1700 ; M.A. — ; 
He was of a Drogheda family. Thos. Percival [? his father] was Mayor 
of Drogheda in 1680. We find 2 persons convicted of burglariously 
entering his house at Clonkeen in 1721 {Col. Presentments). He died 
m 1737, and by his P. Will, made 27 July and proved 3 Oct., 1737, he 
left his brother Wm. his house in Drogheda ; his sister Hannah Maddison 
£30 ; his sister Jane Cooper and his nephew Thos. Cooper bequests. 

1737— Henry Smith, coll. Sep. 13 {D.R.), T.C.D. Sch. 1712; B.A. 1714; 
C. Faughart and Baronstown 1720 ; d. [in 1741, and his P. Will made 
25 May, 1741 was proved on 30 Nov., 1742. He desired to be interred 
at " Churchtown " ; bequests to his nephew Jonathan, only child of his 
brother John, dec. ; to his niece Mary Freeman and his nephew Brabazon 
Noble. Wm. Foster, Dunleer, and B. Noble, exors. 

1741— Narcissus Batt, coll. June 25 (D.R.), son of Samuel B., merchant, 
b. in New Ross, educated there by Mr. Pigott, ent. T.C.D. May 20, 1715 ; 
Sch. 1719 ; B.A. (1720 ; M.A. — . He seems also to have held the C. 
Dunleer to which he was lie. in 1737, Clonkeen being served by a Curate. 
He d. in Dunleer and was bur. there on Feb. 15, 1767. His P. Will, 
made 3 Dec, 1765, was proved on 4 Mar., 1767. He left " my part of 
the lands of CorbaUis and Cookstown which I purchased from Rev. 
Thomas Wilkinson to my nephew Benjamin B. and his heirs." In de- 
fault of heirs it was to gojin succession to his nephews Samuel B. [son of 
Joseph B.], Robert and William. " The land in Dunleer I purchased 
from the Wyes " to his nephew Samuel and his heirs ; mentions Joice, 
wife of Samuel B. ; his brother Benjamin B. ; his nephew Benjamin B. ; 
his friends James NichoU of Churchtown and Mrs. Maxwell of Ross. 
A Narcissus B. was a Free Burgess of New Ross in 1731 (see Jour. R.S.A.I. 
1891, p. 299). 

1767— Arthur Jacob, M.A., D.D., coll. June 18 (D.R.) ; res. in 1771 for 
Precentorship. See Archdeacons. 

1771— William Lill, D.D., coll. Dec. 18 (D.R.), also V. Ardee, q.v. 

l776— Robert Leavens, M.A., coll. Feb. 24 {D.B.); ord. P. 1742; C. 

igo Parish of Clonkeen, Rectors and Vicars, &c. 

Moylary 1748; R. Baronstown 1759-76 and C. Drumshallon ; R. Clon- 
fadforan (Meath) 1771-83 ; d. in 1804. 

1804— George Lambert, B.A., coll. Nov. 1 (D.R.), also V. Ardee, q.v. 

1820— WUliam Lee, coll. July 11 (D.R.) ; V.B. 1862 has July 2, and Ecd. 
Com. Rep. 1836 has July 21st ! Ent. T.C.D. Oct. 1, 1798, aged 14 ; 
Sch. 1799; B.A. 1803; M.A. 1810; ord. D. 1808; P. — . Son of 
Cadwallader Lee, b. in Co. Louth ; m. Florinda Frances, dau. of Thomas 
Lee and sister of Thomas Lee-Norman, D.L., of Corballis. Was C. 
Ardee 1816 ; C. Qonkeen 1808-20. The Par. Reg. contains the record 
of baptism of his sons Cadwallader Blayney, b. 6 Dec, 1825, bur. Dec. 
1, 1863 ; Thomas, bap. July 15, 1828, bur. July 28, 1828 ; and William, 
bap. Nov. 13, 1826, bur. Nov. 14, 1826 ; and of his dau. Sarah Anne, 
b. Aug. 27, 1830. He d. in April, 1867, aged 83 (bur. May 1), and his 
wife d. in 1869 (bur. Mar. 2), aged 83. A tablet in Charlestown church 
bears the inscription : — " In memory of | Sarah Anne, | widow of | 
Arthur St. George, Esq., | and daughter of | Rev. William Lee, | Rector 
of Clonkeen. | This tablet | is erected in gratitude | by the | Union of 
Charlestown. | Died 2nd October, 1898, aged 68 years." A similar 
tablet was erected in Clonkeen church " Ijy the parishioners of Clonkeen 
and other friends." 

1867 — Abraham Augustus Nickson, coll. July 24 (D.R.), son of Abraham 
Aug. N., b. in Co. Wicklow, educated by Dr. Baillie, ent. T.C.D. 1833, 
aged 21 ; B.A. 1839 ; ord. D. 1839 ; P. 1840 ; P.C. Charlemont 1849-66 ; 
res. Clonkeen and compounded on Dec. 9, 1885, and went to reside in 
England. The following inscription is on his tombstone in Charlestown 
churchyard : — "In loving memory | of | Grace, | dearly beloved wife | 
of I Revd. A. A. Nickson, | Clonkeen Rectory, Co. Louth, | Died August 
16th, 1884, 1 Aged 68, | Also of the Revd. A. A. Nickson, I who died 4th 
January, 1892, | aged 80, | and whose remams are laid \ in Bebington 
Cemetery, Cheshire." 

Since his resignation, the parish has been united to Charlestown by 
Resolution of the Diocesan Synod. 


1449_John O'Lowhan, Asst. Chaplain (D.R.). 

1684— Steam Ball, C. at £13 {V.B.) [?=Jonathan Ball. See Charlestown]. 

1748— Zechariah Williams (V.B.), T.C.D. B.A. 1734; afterwards V. of 
Portloman (Meath) 1780. 

1761— William Batt {V.B.). See CoUon. 

1767— John Brett {Vestry Book). 

1768— William Murray {ibid.). 

1779-1807— Hem-y Blackwell {Vestry Book) is also C. in 1806, and was also 
C. Ardee. The Will of Rev. Henry B. of Cookstown was proved in 
1811. His tombstone in the old churchyard of CharlestoNvn is inscribed : 
" Sacred | to the memory of the Revd. Henry Blackwell, | late of CookS' 
town [Co. Louth], who departed this life | the 11th of August, 1807, 
aged 73 years, | and of his wife JMrs. Jane Blackwell, | who departed 
this life the 28th April, 1807. | Here also lie the remains of their second | 
daughter. Miss Elizabeth Blackwell, | who departed this life 2nd April, 
1802, aged | 16 years, and of their third son, Samuel | Blackwell, Esq., 
who departed this life the | 17th November, 1825, aged 40 years. | Also 
their eldest daughter, Miss Mary | Blackwell, who departed this life the 

Parish of Clonkeen, Curates and Notes. igi 

11th I of July, 1837, in the 58th year of her age. | Also the remains of 
their second | son, Daniel Blackwell, Esq., Lieutenant 25th | Regt., 
who died in the 59th year of his age, | on the 17th Dec, 1839. | Rejoicing 
in hope of the love of God." 
1808 — William Lee, Lie. Aug. 17. See Rectors. 


CIonkeen=beautifvil meadow. In the Pa'pal Taxation the V. was 
value £1 7s. 2d., S. Medoc was the Patron Saint. In 1622 Lord Louth was 
impropriator, " Vicar resident, church and chancel ruyned, Vicarage now 
buUt by ye Incumbent" {R.V.). In 1633 John Taaffe of Braganstown 
was Patron, value was £10 {R.V.). In 1656 the great tithes were 
rented to Martin Puttock for £10 (Commw. Pps. P.R.O.). In 1690 the 
income of the R. and V. was £35 ( V.B.). 

" Church out of repair since the wars. It will cost £40 to repair ; no 
distinction between chancel and body of church ; no bells, but conveniency 
for one ; certain repairs agreed to be done by the parishioners with Robert 
Hugh, slater, and Hen. Young, carpenter. Minister preaches every other 
Sunday in the afternoon and every (Sunday at Charlestown. Jas. Mathews, 
Popish Priest, here seven years, no Schoolmaster" {V.B. 1692.). 

In 1731 " Rector resident, hath a glebe and good parsonage house " 
(Pari. Ret). The glebe house was built by the Rev. E. Percival in 1738 
who had a certificate on 17 May for £173 63. 8d. The yearly value of the 
R. was then £100 (Vol. Book). 

In 1764, 60 Protestants, 550 Roman Catholics in the parish, one church 
and no chapel [Hearth Money Return). In 1766 16 Protestant families 
and 127 R.C. families, one R.C. Priest — names not given (Pari. Ret by the 
Rector). 1765-9 James Buckley, Parish Qerk. 1767 Churchwardens, 
Thomas Lee and James Bricklie. Ret. to Lords, circa 1766, gives the glebe 
house as " repairing," 14 acres glebe attached. Ecd. Com. Report 1836 
states that glebe house was rebuilt in 1822 and cost £1,029 14s. IJd. It 
was sold in 1886 by the Rep. Ch. Body to Mr. Denis H. Browne, of Arthurs- 

Extract from Vestry Minutes of March 20, 1769—" That the sum of 
ten pounds, twelve shillings, and two pence be laid on for James Brickell 
for his salary, he paying for elements and visitation expenses, with his 
usual allowance for acting as Churchwarden and washing the Surpluss (sic) 
for the ensuing year." 

" 1799— New roof and pews at a cost of £116 5s. 6^d. The money was 
advanced by Mr. Leavens, Rector, and was repaid in 3 years by a cess of 
5d. per acre. 

N.B. — Be it remembered that the pulpit, reading desk, chancel and 
minister's seat have been erected at the sole expense of the Rev. Robert 

Ist Feb., 1803—" That the sum of £18 sterling be forthwith assessed 
and levied off the lands of said parish in order to defray the expense of 
procuring three men to serve in the militia for this parish." 

This worked out at 2Jd. per acre. Evidently three men were not 
sufficent, for on March 21st a further assessment of £12 for two more men 
was made. 

Records extant :— In P.R.O. Baptisms 1808-86, Marriages 1808-66, 
Burials 1808-86. 

192 Parish of Clonmore, Rectors and Vicars. 
CLONMORE. — (Co. Louth). 


1315— Sir Thomas de Thorp appears (Col. Ck. Ch. Deeds 549). 

1365— John Gierke appears (D.R.). 

1399 — Richard Kynmoure appears, being granted a Papal dispensation 
as a " Priest, of the Dio. of Dublin, to hold another benefice not exceeding 
15 marks, with the R. of Clonmore, Diocese of Armagh for 7 years " 
(Cal. Pap. Lett .Y., 246). He was promoted to the See of Cork in Sep., 
1406, when he rec. this R. in the chamber of the Priory of St. John of 
Atherdee {D.R.). 

1406 — John Possewyk, coll. on petition of Henry, Bishop of Tusculum, 
in whose household he was; John's parents were English and he understood 
the tongue spoken by the parishioners (Cal. Pap. Lett. VI.). Possewyk 
exchanged this R. for R. St. Mary's of Benetsbridge with Nicholas 
Alhart (idem VI., 118), but the King seems to have claimed the pres. 
on account of the promotion of Richard K. to a bishopric. 

1406— James Keyft or Keyst, pres. by the Crown and inst. Oct. 20 {D.R.). 

1407— Nicholas Alhart was, however, coll. in this year (Cal. Pap. Lett. VI), 
probably he did not take possession, for we find him engaged in litigation 
concerning Benetsbridge in 1412, when he became Treas. of Ferns. 

1410 — John Dermot, coll. Mar. 18. He was R. Dunbin and exchanged 
with Keyft (D.R.). In 1414, on Dermot's petition, the Rectory and 
Vicarage were united by the Pope, as both were insufficient to maintain 
a Rector and a Vicar. Union to take effect on death or resignation of 
Vicar— 3 Kal. Aug. (Cal. Pap. Lett. VI., 503). 

(geciotB anb (picate* 

1422— Nicholas Alexander appears. He res. in 1429 (D.R.). 

1429— John Elyot, coU. Jan. 16 (D.R.). In 1430 John Elyot, R. of Clon- 
more, J.U.B., got a provision for the Canonry and Preb. of Tachmochan 
in Dublin, vacant by res. of Richard Montague, 4 Id. June (Cal. Pap. 
Lett. 178, 325-6). He was R. on 11 Nov., 1435, (Cal. Ch. Ch. Deeds 286). 
He was appointed Archdeacon of Kildare in 1435, but probably never 
got possession of it (D.R. and C.F. II, 245). 

1444— Thomas Waryng or Warren appears (D.R.). See Archdeacons, 
also below 1492. 

1450— William Thunbe appears (D.R.). 

1489— John O'Fellan or O'FolIan appears (D.R.), being made Bishop of 
Limerick this year and res. this R. (see also Termonfechin). Having 
asserted by his Proctor that he had obtamed this R. and some other 
benefices by Provision from the Pope in commendam, but not being able 
to produce the Letters of Dispensation to the Primate, the latter collated 

1492 — Thomas Warren, Priest, on Dec. 23, and caused him to be inducted 
and refutatory letters to be sent to the Pope. The Bishop appealed to 
Rome against this action, but the Primate, by letters, dated 22 May, 
1508, showed to Pope Julius that his appeal was trivial and illgrounded 
(D.R.). Bishop O'Follan d. on 30 Jan., 1521 (C.F.). See also Termon- 

Parish of Clonmore, Rectors and Vicars. 193 

1608 — Octavian Ronnsfelde or Ronsell appears (D.R). He was actually 
in possession of this R. for 2 years, but having neglected to get his coll- 
ation sealed under the Archiepiscopal seal, Primate Octavian [a relation ?] 
upon his requesting to have his coll. confirmed under the seal took some 
rancour against him, and not only delayed to seal the same, but threatened 
to remove him, and forcibly constrained him to allow a pension of 5 marks 
yearly out of this R. to Alexander del Palatio [a relative of the Primate's] 
against which he protested on II Sep., 1511, in the chancel of Termon- 
fechin church before a notary public and other witnesses (D.B.). 

1542 — George Dowdall, coll. Mar. 7 (D.R.). He became soon afterwards 

1543_Wniiam Johnson, pres. by the Crown Jan. 2, inst. Aug. 23 {D.R.). 

He was Chaplain to Lord Deputy St. Leger, and was jirobably the W. J. 

a native of Worcester, Fellow of All Souls, Oxford, who became Dean 

of Ossory in 1559, and d. 1581, and was bur. in St. Canice's Cathedral. 

Wood (Fasti Oxon.) says in error he became Bishop of Meath. 
1557 — Roland Moran or Roger McGillamora appears {D.R.), also V. Ardee, 

q.v. ; d. 1570. 

1585 — William Humfrie, coll. {F.F.R.). An information is filed against 

him for absence in 1589/90 (M.R., 32 Eliz.). 
1602— Luke Usher, M.A. (F.F.R.). See Archdeacons and below. 

1604 — Isaac Plume was pres. by the Crown on both May 8 and July 30 
for the reason that the pres. devolved to the Crown hac vice, because 
the present Incumbent had not been ordained [ad sacros ordines institutus] 
within the year (P.R.). This seems an inexplicable passage unless we 
are to understand that it meant instituted to the parish and not to holy 
orders, for (see Archdeacons) Usher must have been ordained. It is 
evident that Plume was not instituted. He was Preb. St. Michan's, 
Dublin, 1602, and Vicar-Choral Christ Church 1604, and Dean of Down 
Feb. 10, 1604 (P.R.). 

1608/9— Hugh Griffith, inst. Vicar (F.F.R.). See Drumcar. 

1622 — Luke Usher is still Rector of Clonmore, but non-resident (R.V. 
1622). He d. in 1632. 

1632/3— Arland Usher, coll. R. and V. {F.F.R.). He was a son of Arch- 
deacon Luke Usher above named ; he became R. Drumconrath (Meath) 
in Aug., 1635 (F.F.T.). He as "Alexander Usher, R. of Clonmore," 
is said in the Carte Papers (Vol. XXI, 346) to be residing in Drogheda 
in 1647. He d. s.p. at Termonfechin in 1659. His Will, dated 9 July, 
1659, proved 1665, has as witnesses William Barry, elk. [See Termon- 
fechin] and William Pilsworth, elk. [Preb. St. Michan's], and William 

1676/7— William Brooks, coU. Feb. 24 (F.F.T.). Was also R. of Darver 
and R. Drumcree, q.v. ; d. in 1700. 

1700 — John Leavens, M.A., coll. June 26, as also R. Dunbin (D.R.) ; res. 
in 1729 for V. Ardee, q.v. 

1729— James Stuart [or Stewart], B.A., coll. Oct. 22 (D.R.) ; res. on Oct. 
13, 1731, for Clonoe, q.v. 

1731— Richard Crump, M.A., coll. Oct. 22 (D.R.) ; res. in 1733 for Killeshil. 
See Killyman. 

1733— Ralph Wilson, M.A., coll. May 11 (D.R.). He was R. of Llandinabo, 
Dio. of Hereford, which he res. on accepting Clonmore. He d. in 1736, 


194 Parish of Clonmore, Rectors and Vicars. 

and was bur. in Dunleer, Aug. 29, 1736. His wife (name not given) 
was bur. in Dunleer, July 29, 1737. His P. Will was proved in 1736. 

1736— William Ferguson, coll. Sep. 15 (D.R.). Was P.C. Ballyniascanlan 
1719-36 and C. Dunany and C. DrumshaUon in 1748 (V.B.) ; d. in 1755, 
and his Will was proved in 1756. His widow Isabella lived at Drogheda 
in 1760. 

1755— Thomas Ferguson, M.A., coll. Dec. 17 (D.R.). See Arboe ; d. in 1773. 

1773— Stearne Ball, coll. April 28 {D.R.), eldest son of Rev. John B. (see 
Charlestown), b. 1720, ed. by Dr. Clerk, ent. T.C.D. Dec. 5, 1739 ; B.A. 
1743 ; M.A. 1746 ; C. Stabannon 1748 ; C. St. Peter's, Drogheda 1766-7 ; 
C. Charlestown 1772, also C. Termonfechin ; m. circa 1743 Hannah 
Wardlaw, and had (1) John, (2) Rev. Wardlaw (see Drogheda), (3) Chas., 
B.A., B.L., M.P., (4) Stearne, and 3 daus. ; d. in 1777, and was bur. in 
St. Peter's, Drogheda. His P. Will, made 24 March, 1774, proved 3 
Nov., 1777. He desired to be bur. in the parish chiu-chyard, Drogheda. 
His wife Hannah [Wardlaw] to get his house and furniture ; leaves his 
estate in trust for his eldest son to his wife's brother. Archdeacon John 
Wardlaw ; bequests for his younger children Wardlaw, Charles, Catherine, 
Hannah, Rose, Anne (see also BaU Wright's History of the Family of 
Ball, 2nd ed., p. 100.) 

1777— John Gibson, coll. Nov. 12 (D.R.) [? son of Rev. Samuel G., bap, 
13 June, 1732. See Drogheda Curates], T.C.D. Sch. 1751 ; B.A. 1753 ; 
M.A. — ; previously C. Clonmore ; V. Dunany from 1767, which he 
held with Clonmore and C. Rathdrummin tUl his death in 1794. He m. 
Charity Graham, of Drogheda, in 1777 (M.L. dated 3 Jan.) ; bur. in St. 
Peter's, Drogheda. Author of " Hints for Providing Residences for the 
Parochial Clergy " (Charles Evans, Drogheda, 4to, 50 pp.). His P. Will, 
made 23 Mar., 1794, was proved 12 Aug., 1794. Left his wife Charity 
lease of lands in Killaly and Clonmore \vith power to bequeath to any of 
his nieces ; his sister Mary G. to get his interest in a house at Armagh, 
then occupied by Miss Olpherts, and a house left him by his uncle Rev. 
Gibson Raymond ; mentions his sisters Catherine Ewing and Anne 
Dowdall, and his niece Elizabeth Seaton. George Ewing and Charles 
Seaton, exors. 

1794_Willlam Bissett, M.A., coU. May 24 (D.R.); res. in 1807. See 

1807— Samuel Gerrard, coll. Sep. 15 (D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1773; M.A. 1778; 
previously C. Dunleer, Louth and Moylary ; d. in 1834. 

1834— Hugh Ussher Tighe, coll. April 11 {D.R.). He was the 3rd son of 
Robert Stearn T., of Mitchelstown, Co. Meath and Topsham, Devon, 
ent. Corpus Christ! CoU., Oxf., 18 May, 1819, aged 17 ; B.A. 1822 ; M.A. ? 
(See Eton School Lists and B.L.O.) ; P.C. St. Mark's, Drogheda, 1828- 
34 ; became Dean of Leighlin 1850-4 ; Dean of Ardagh 1854-60 ; Dean of 
the Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle, and Dean of Derry 1860-74; Preb. 
Timothan 1857-74. He m. at Dunleer, 21 April, 1828, Annie Florence, 
dau. of John McGintock of Drumcar (see Peerages " Rathdonnell "). 
His son Robert Hugh Morgan T. was bap. in Dunleer Church June 14, 
1829, and his dau. Catherine Florence Morgan T. was bap. in Beaulieu 
Church May 10, 1833. He d., aged 72, on 11 Aug., 1874, at Penning- 
hame House, Newtownstewart, N.B. the residence of his son-in-law, 
Edward Stopford Blair, and was bur. in Drumcar. His widow erected 
a tablet to his memory in Derry Cathedral. He was manager of the Clergy 
Widows Trust of Drogheda. A brass tablet in Drumcar church to his 
memory is inscribed : — " To the glory of God and in loving memory | 
of Hugh Ussher Tighe, Dean of Derry, | Bom Febry., 1802, at Rest Aug. 

Parish of Clonmore, Rectors and Vicars, &c. 195 

llth, 1874. I Also to his wife Anne Florence, | Born June, 1808, at 
Rest Feb. 21st, 1893. | This tablet is placed in this church by | their 
two surviving children | Elizabeth Stopford Blair and Florence [wife 
of John] Severne." Another tablet states that his son Charles Moland 
Morgan Tighe d. 14 May, 1843, aged 3 years. 

1850— Robert Gordon Atkinson, M.A., coll. May 16 (D.B.) ; res. in 1858 
for Lissan, q.v. 

1858— John Cunningham McCausland, coll. July 9 (D.R.). He was the 
son of Rev. Archibald McC, and was b. in Co. Donegal and ent. T.C.D. 
July 1, 1816, aged 16 ; B.A. 1821 ; M.A. 1832 ; ord. D. 1822 ; P. 1823 ; 
C. Derrynoose 1825-31 ; P.C. KiUylea 1834-58. He m. (1) in 1826 Sarah 
Anne Elsmere. His son John Spence was bap. in Derrynoose, March, 
1831, and his dau. Sarah Madden in Armagh, Oct. 24, 1832. He m. (2) 
in 1857 Julia Marian Brereton, who d. at New Abbey the residence of 
her brother. Major Brereton, Aug. 14, 1876. He res. Clonmore Dec. 
14, 1873, and d. at Hampstead Hall, Derry, Mar. 9. 1888, aged 88 ; bur. 
at Killylea. 

The parish has since 1873 formed part of Dunany Union. 


1407 — John Cusak, " Chaplain of Clonmore," is mentioned (M.R.). 

1450 — John White, " Chaplain of Clonmore," appears (D.R.). 

1503 circa — George Moore, " Chaplain of Clonmore," appears [Chan. Inq. 

of 11 AprU, 1616). 
1508 — Alexander de Palatio. See Rectors — Ronnsfelde. 
1690— Alexander Sherrald (V.B.). See Termonfechm. 
1695— Thomas Leigh, Lie. Feb. 28 {D.R.). See Baronstown. 
1731 — Thomas Ferguson (Pari. Ret.). See Rectors and Arboe. 
1736— Joseph Strain, Lie. June 16 (D.R.). 
1757— John Gibson [V.B.) is also C. in 1777. See Rectors. 
1797-8— William Jephson (Vestry Book). 
1799-1807— William Coddington (Vestry Book). See Clonoe. 
1835 — Alexander Lindsay (Vestry Book). See Carrick. 
1839— William McClelland (Vestry Book), afterwards R. Athleague. 
1844-8— Edward Fairtlough, Lie. Sep. 3, 1844 (D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1826; 

M.A. 1832. 
1848-50— Edwin Thomas, Lie. Oct. 5, 1848 (D.R.). See Carlingford. 


CIonmore=cIuain mor=great meadow. St. Columba was the Patron 
Saint of the parish and the Patron Day was 9th June. 

825 — Death of Robhartach, Airchinneach of Cluain Mor Arda (Annals). 

832 — Clonmore of Moye ransacked and spoyled by the Danes. (Annals 
of Clonmac). 

1192 — Bertram de Verdon got a grant of Clonmore and died in 1192. 

1230 — Nicholas de Verdon had a grant of a market at his Manor at 
Clonmore. He died 1231. 

1300 — In Papal Taxation this R. was valued at £17, and in list of 
" Institutive Benefices," 1630 (S.P.I.) it is valued at £22 13s. 4d.— the 
highest in Louth. In 1633 (R.V.) it is said to be worth £30. 

1393 — The Primate petitioned the Crown that the Church of St. Columba 
of Clonmore in his Patronage and value 8 marks might be united to the 
Archbishopric of Armagh in mortmain. Granted (Council Roll Rich. II, 
p. 204.) 

1614 — The right of Patronage and Collation to the R. was granted to 

196 Parish of Clonmore, Notes. 

Primate Hampton and hb snccessors on Feb. 25, 1614, and confirmed to 
the See 23 July, 1690 {P.R.). 

1622 — " Church, chancel and parsonage house repaired, R. non- 
resident " {R.V.). 

1633— " Archbishop collates, value of the R. £30" {R.V.). 

1690 — " No Service, church in ruins, Curate officiates at Termon- 
feighan, no Protestant, but the clerk of the parish " {V.B.). 

1692 — " Walls in repair ; roof out of repair since '41. The Minister 
[W. Brookes] officiates at Portadown ; is there resident ; ordered that the 
M in ister and parishioners (with the assistance of the adjacent parishes of 
Port, Carrick and Parsonstown) do forthwith roof and slate the body and 
chancel of the church. Mr. WythraU Winn and Philip Donnogh appointed 
Chiirchwardens ; no Nonconformist Minister, Mass-house, Meeting-house ; 
no Schoolmaster " {V.B.). 

1700-27 — Rev. J. Leavens built a parsonage house and outhouses 
and made other necessary improvements on the small glebe within 80 yards 
of the church, and on 10 June, 1727, had a certificate for £184 98. 8Jd. 
{Vol. Books). 

1731 — " Rector not resident, soon to reside " {Pari. Ret.). 

1757 — James Cunningham, parish clerk ; George Ham, Churchwarden ; 
Robert Sib thorp. Supervisor of the Highways. "Six days labour of the in- 
habitants to repair the great road leading from Clonmore to the Mill of 
Clogher " ( Vestry Book). 

1765— James Appleyard, Par. Clerk and Schoolmaster, Laurence 
Harman and Patrick Carroll, Churchwardens ; 50 Protestants, 195 Roman 
Catholics, 1 church in good repair, 1 chapel (Hearth Money Return). 

1767—" 3 Protestant families (=21 souls) and 61 Popish (=366 souls) 
in parish; John Harlin, fryar, resides in the parish" (Pari. Ret.). "A 
church, a glebe, no hovise " (Ret. to Lords). 

1778-9—" Church to be put in thorough repair : William Eccleston, 
Chxirchwarden " (Vestry Book). 

1782— Glebe house buUt, cost £905 4s. lid. (Rep. of 1836). 

1795 — A new church built, with steeple and wall, at the private expense 
of Primate Robinson, Lord Rokeby (Rep. of 1836). Lord Rokeby left £100 
legacy for the poor which then gave £6 a year (Vestry Book). 

1803 — The following sums were levied for the Militia : Clonmore, £18 ; 
Dunany, £6 ; Marleystown [=Marlinsto%vn], £6 ; or " off each day laboiurer 
or servant under £4 a year wages and weaver with one loom, 13d., or journey- 
man weaver and single man " ; off others 2s. 2d. (Vestry Book). 

1821 — Rev. S. Gerrard granted site for Schoolhouse to the Church- 
wardens Edward Owens and Thomas Hewerdine (see Map in D.R.). 

1850— Value of livmg £148 4s. 5d. ; in 1869, £234 6a. Od. Church 
population 12. 

Mason's Parochial Survey (Vol. I, p. 196) contains a Survey of 
this Parish by Rev. S. Grerrard m 1814. There were then 123 houses, con- 
taining 358 males and 375 females in the parish. See Jour. R.S.A.I. V, 
3, 19 for an article on the De Verdons of Clonmore with an illustration of 
the castle by Rev. Denis Murphy. The ruins are near the church on the 
side of the road. An old tombstone against the wall of the old church on 
the east end, outside, reads — " Here un | der lyeth | the corps | of Mrs. 
Elis I abeth Nett | erville, ( who decea | sed 27 of | December | Anno | 
Domine, | 1631." The latter figure may, however, be 1651 or 1681. There 
are several tombstones dating from the 18th century, also monuments 
to Rev. John Rogers, R.C. Pastor of Dromiskin, ob. Mar. 3, 1846 ; Rev. 
Andrew Rogera, Pastor of Togher, ob. 13 Aug., 1863 ; Rev. Peter Crilly, 
R.C.C., Kilmore, ob. Aug. 18, 1847; Rev. James Dowdall, Pastor of Termon- 
fechin, ob. 20 Feb., 1823 ; and Rev. Nicholas Kelly, ob. 16 Oct., 1759. 

Parishes of Clonmore and Clonoe. 197 

The modern church, which was bnilt on new ground to the S. of the 
old one, is now unroofed and ruinous. It is situate in a churchyard which 
seems never to have been used for burials and is separated by a fence from 
the old burial ground ; but both the ancient and modern churches and 
churchyards are vested in the R.C.B. 

Records extant; — In P.R.O. Baptisms 1757-1869, Marriages 1759- 
1850, Burials 1758-1875, Vestry Minutes 1757-1875. 

CLONOE. — (Co. Tyrone.) 

1492 — James Y'bruyn [O'Brien] receives provision from the Pope for the 
Perpetual Vicarage of Clonoe and the abbey of St. Peter and Paul of 
Knock {Ann. Hib. 23). ? Was it the Rectory he was coll. to. 

1431 — Maurice O'Luchan or O'Lorchan, called also O'Lucherean, R. of 
Clonoe, son of a Priest and unmarried woman receives provision to be 
received as a Canon of the Augustinian Monastery at Armagh, at present 
without an abbot. He is in due course to resign this church, 3 Kal. 
April (Cal. Pap. Lett. VIII). He was made abbot in the room of Matthew 
M'Grath, who became prior of Lough Derg in Clogher. He was R. 
Clonoe in 1432, but not in 1435 {D.R.). 

1442 — Patrick McKathmayll appears (D.R.). Was also Preb. Donaghenry. 

1451 — Ysaac O'Culean appears {D.R.) ; held also Donaghenry. 

1492— See Vicar (above). 

1537 — Edmund Iconne binds himself for the firstfruits Feb. 12 {Ann.Hib. 15); 
held also Donaghenry and Desertlyn. 

1542— Patrick McCamille is deceased this year {D.R.). Called McDannielle 
in i?.F. 1622. 

1542— Murieius McCamille, coll. June 10 {D.R.). 

1603 — George Lee, pres. to R. Clonoe, vacant " per nonnuUos modos " 

(=somehow or other !) and R. Clonfeacle by the Crown Nov. 17 {P.R.) ; 

also R. Arboe, q.v. 

T.C.D. was granted the advowson by the Crown 29 Aug., 1610 {P.R.). 
1613— Gilbert Sutton, pres. by T.C.D. to R. Clonoe and R. Arboe on Jan. 

9, but it does not appear whether he was inst. {Reg. T.C.D. See cases 

of Quare Impedit in Erck's Ecd. Reg., p. 300-1—" T.C.D. v. Primate "). 
1619— John Bins, F.T.C.D., pres. by T.C.D. to Arboe and Clonoe on April 

3, but he res. in June of same year {Gal. T.C.D.). It does not appear 

that he was inst. 
1619— Robert Maxwell, M.A., pres. June 19 {Gal. T.C.D.), inst. {F.F.T.). 

Either Robert M., Dean of Armagh, or his son, R.M. of Tynan. If 

former he d. in 1622 (see next). 

1623— Robert Maxwell, M.A., pres. by the Crown Nov. 12 {P.R.). See 
above and Preb. Tynan. 

1624— Henry Leslie, pres. by T.C.D. 18 Feb. {Gal. T.G.D.). See Preb. 


According to R. V. 1633, Arboe and Clonoe were united on 16 July, 1624. 

igS Parish of Clonoe, Rectors, 1632-1823. 

1632— William Darragh, pres. to R. Arboe and aonoe by T.C.D., Inducted 
Feb. 18 {R.V. 1633). See Arboe. 

1663— Tempest niingworth, inst. R. Arboe and Qonoe May 9 (F.F.T.). 
See Arboe. 

T.C.D. seems to have lost its right of presentation about this time. 

1668— Stephen Giles [or Gyles], coll. R. Qonoe Dec. 22 (F.F.T.). He be- 
came Treas. Ardfert in 1670 (C.F.). 

1670— Andrew Nesbit, coU. Aug. 11 (F.F.T.), res. in 1686 {D.B.). 

1686— William Dalgarno, M.A., coll. July 12 {D.R.). See Treasurers; 
died in 1727. 

1727— Robert Hoskins, B.A., coll. July 7 (D.R.). James Stopford offered 
a Presentation or Title given him by T.C.D. on 2 Nov., 1727, which the 
Primate refused to admit, alleging that he had himself the right of pre- 
sentation {D.R.). Hoskins res. in 1731. 

1731— James Stewart [or Stuart], coll. Oct. 13, T.C.D. B.A. 1703 ; M.A. 
— ; previously R. Clonmore. His P. Will, made in 1 735, proved in 
1737, states Ms desire to be bur. in Clonoe church ; mentions his wife 
Eleanor [who lived at Drogheda after 1744] and sons James, John and 
Nathaniel ; appoints Rev. John Strong, of Derryloran, his brother John 
Stuart, IVIr. Archdeacon Cranston and Rev. Robert Black overseers. 

1736— James Richardson, M.A., coll. Mar. 2 (D.R.), res. in 1738 for Maghera- 
felt, q.v. 

1738— William Chichester, M.A., coll. May 6 {D.R.). See Drumglass; 
died in 1739. 

1739— Edward Lill, coU. Nov. 19 (D.R.). He was a brother of Rev. Wm. 
Lill of Ardee and the Hon. Justice Lill ; T.C.D. B.A. 1736 ; M.A. 1739 ; 
B.D. and D.D. {Spec. Gratia) 1766 ; d., aged 76, in 1791, when his P. 
WUl was proved. He left £100 each to his sister Elizabeth Molloy, his 
nephew Francis Wills L., his niece Frances Charlotte, %vife of Lieut. 
Robert Patrick ; iliss Maria Elizabeth L., iliss Harriet L. ; mentions 
his wife Elizabeth and her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Bailie ; his father 
Thomas ; his brothers Rev. Dr. Wm. and Judge Lill and Godfrey Lill ; 
left £20 to the poorest housekeepers in Clonoe — " Protestants or Romans," 
and also left a bequest to buUd a hospital for the poor suffering from 
scrofula who bathe in Lough Neagh ; and plate to Lord Castlestuajrt 
after his wife's death. 

1791— Thomas Radcliffe, coll. Aug. 30 (D.R.) and Lie. to Llsnadill Aug. 
31 (D.R.). Son of Thomas R., Lawyer, of Dublin, ent. T.C.D. April 
24, 1781 ; B.A. 1786 ; M.A. 1818 ; \\\. Elizabeth Mitchell of Athleague 
(M.L. dated 20 Nov., 1792), res. Clonoe and Lisnadill Dec. 15, 1797 ; 
Preb. Oran (Elphin) 1805-7 ; Preb. Clonmethan, in St. Patrick's, Dublin, 
1813-34 [? the same]. 

[1791— John Buck, pres., but not inst. See below, 1826.] 

1797_jaines Montgomery, M.A., coll. Dec. 18 (D.R.), held also V. Dundalk, 
q.v. ; he d. in 1803. 

1803— Nathaniel Smith, B.A., coll. Aug. 27 {D.R.) ; d. in 1823. See Derry- 

1823— WilUam Coddington, coU. Mar. 8 {D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1785. Was 
a son of William C. of Drogheda by Sarah Handcock and grandson of 
Rev. Wm. C, Vicar of Carrickmacross, who was son of the head of the 
family of Oldbridge (see B.L.G.). Was C. Collon 1792-6; C. Dunleer 
1809-26 ; does not seem to have come to reside in Clonoe, as T.C.D. 

Parish of Clonoe, Rectors and Curates. 199 

entered a writ of Qiiare Impedit against the Primate for the ad-vowson, 
and he was removed by a judgment of the Q.B. on Nov. 28, 1825. He 
became R. of Kilmoon (Meath) in 1826. He m. Frances, dau. of Robert 
Ball, of Ball's Grove, Drogheda, by whom he had two sons, one of whom. 
Rev. William, succeeded him in Kilmoon, the other, Robert Ball, m. 
Henrietta Morris, and had issue 3 daus, of whom the eldest Frances 
m. in Dunleer, Oct. 14, 1814, Rev. Joseph PUkmgton, R. of Upper Lang- 
field, and the 2nd Sarah m. m Dunleer, Jan. 5, 1821, Rev. Wm. Handcock, 
C. of Ardee, 3rd Eliza d. unm. 
1826— John Buck, pres. by T.C.D. April 16, inst. May 2 (D.R.). Son of 
Rev Andrew B., b. in Co. Dublin, ent. T.C.D. as Pensioner July 9, 1770, 
aged 15; B.A. 1775; M.A. and Fellow 1781; B.D. 1786; D.D. 1790. 
He was originally pres. in 1791, but not inst. Was R. Desertcreat from 
1787, and held it with Clonoe till his death in 1842 ; bur. at Desertcreat 
Mar. 21, 1842, aged 86 (Par. Reg.). 

1842— William Erskine Attwell, inst. July 18 (D.B.), son of John A., b. in 
Co. Longford, ent. T.C.D., aged 18, on Nov. 1, 1824 ; Sch. 1829 ; B.A. 
1832 ; M.A. 1839 ; B.D. 1853 ; D.D. 1860 ; Law and Madden Prizeman ; 
ord. D. 1840 ; P. 1841 ; d. on Mar. 27, 1880. Bequeathed £500 to the 

After his death the Incumbency remained vacant for some time under 
the R. of Donaghenry with a Curate in charge. 

1882— Pilsworth Bookey, M.A., inst. Mar. 22 (D.R.) ; res. in 1887. See 

1887— WiUiam Fenwick Stokes, M.A., inst. Oct. 12 {D.R.) ; res. in 1888. 

See Clogherny. 

1888— James Stanley Monck, inst. Sep. 18 (D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1863 ; ord. 
D. 1881 ; P. 1882 ; C. Drumlish 1881-3 ; C. Kiltegan 1883-4 ; C. Temple- 
derry 1884 ; C. Villierstown 1884-5 ; C. Ballinrobe 1885 ; C. Ballmderry 
(Armagh) 1886. Formerly H.M. Inspector of Schools 1875-8. 

1622 easily [Casey] (R.V.). 

1719— Jolin Ireland, Lie. Nov. 7 {D.R.). 

1721— Narcissus Batt, Lie. Mar. 6 (D.R.). See Clonkeen. 

1791— Oliver Crawford {D.R.). 

1829— Alexander George Stewart, Lie. Nov. 23 {D.R.). See Killincoole. 

1837— Thomas Neville Burgoyne, Lie. Mar. 7 (D.R.), son of John B., b. in 

Co. Tyrone, ent. T.C.D., aged 17, Oct. 20, 1823 ; B.A. 1824; M.A. 1831. 

Was C. Donaghenry in 1836 ; d. intestate, 1843. 
1870-5— James Young, Lie. Nov. 29, 1870 ; King's Coll., Aberdeen, M.A. 

1856 ; ord. D. 1870 ; P. 1871 ; C. Clonoe 1870-5 ; C. Salterhibble (Ripon) 

1877-80— William Glenn, Lie. Oct. 23, 1877. See Altedesert. 
1880-1— James Henry Gallagher, Curate-in-charge. See Donaghenry, 
1881-2— William Whigham, Curate-in-charge. See Carlingford. 

200 Parish of Clonoe, Notes. 


CIonoe=Cluain-deo=meadow of ? 

In 1302 the value of the R. was 10/- (Papal Taxation). 

By an Inquisition held in 1609 it was found that there was both a 
Parson and Vicar presentative for the parish, that the R. of Donaghenry 
is " alwaies parson here and that uppon these twoe parsonages he is to 
keepe one chorester or singing man in the Cathedral Church of Armagh 
. . . and there belonged to the V. one house, one garden and 5 ac. of land." 

In 1622 the church was " not used by reason it is built distant from 
ye ffort of Mountjoy, where ye most part of the parishioners are dwelling " 
{R.V.). The Fort of Mountjoy here referred to was Mountjoy Castle, built 
near the N.W. extremity of the parish by the Earl of Mountjoy when Lord 
Deputy of Ireland in 1601 to check the Earl of Tyrone. • James I made the 
place a corporate borough. The Fort was taken in 1641 by Turlogh O'Neill, 
retaken by General Munroe in 1643. It was dismantled by the Parliament 
in 1648 and is now a ruin. 

The church was repaired in 1699, as appears by an inscription 
inside the Porch, facing the entrance door, which reads "This church) 
was repaired ye | Rd. Wil Delgamo | Rector & Tho. | Morris, 
Esqr., Chjurch Warden | An. Dom. 1699 | One Lord, One Fa|ith, 
One Baptism." There are two inscriptions to the Morris Family 
(see also Desertcreat). One on South wall reads " Laus Deo. 
Ad I Soli Deo Gloria | Fear God | Honour the | King | Loue (sic) your | 
Neighbour | Pray always. The Gift of | Thos. Morris | Esq., 1700 | God 
is our Portion | and Inheritance." Another on North wall " Laus Deo 
addi Soli Deo Glori (sic) | The Churchwarden | Tho. Morris, Esqr. | He and 
his I Ancestors Burjing place for 142 | years. Anno 1700 | Here Lyeth | 
the Body of Thos. | Morris, of Mount] joy, Esqr., who depard. | this Life 
the 4 day | of Septembr., Anno | 1712, aged 62 years." All are in 
Capitals, with Coats- of- Arms, &c. 

In 1731 — " Rector not resident, hath a very small glebe about 4 miles 
distant in another parish, but no house." 

1764 — " 540 Protestants, 2240 Roman Catholics in the parish ; Living 
is worth £200, no Curate, Rector resident, no glebe, church in good repair, 
2 places of Romish worship, but no house " {Pari. Ret.). " An inconvenient 
glebe, which it is proposed to exchange for lands of equal value with the 
Primate " (Ret. to Lords). 

In 1796 an action of Quare Impedit was brought by T.C.D. against the 
Primate to recover the advowson. The point at issue was whether the 
King was seised of the advowson when he made a grant of it to T.C.D. 
in 1610, which the jury found not to be the fact. In 1825, however, on the 
death of Rev. N. Smith, they again brought a writ against the Primate. 
After the case was fully argued the jury found for the plaintiff and T.C.D. 
recovered the advowson (see Summary of Cases in Erck^s Eccl. Reg. App, 
I, pp. 278-299-301). T.C.D. received £2,513 Is. Id. compensation at the 
disestablishment for the loss of the advowson. 

The old glebe house was built in 1810 at a cost of £1,117 143. 4Jd., 
of which £577 odd was a gift from the Board of First Fruits. 

The Communion Plate — 4 plated articles — was purchased in 1825 
for £10. There is an old poor box with a long handle, inscribed : — " The 
gift of the Rev. Edward Lill to the parish of Clonoe, October 1st, 1789." 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention Order 
Baptisms since 1824, Marriages since 1812, Burials since 1824, Vestry 
Books from 1783, Preacher's Books from 1872. 


Parish of Collon, Vicars, 1765-1842. 201 

COLLON. — (Co. Louth.) 

1765 — William Batt, the first Incumbent, was Lie. as Perpetual Curate 
June 22 {D.R.), nominated by Anthony Foster (see Peerages "Massereene") 
On Feb. 26, 1769, Collon P.C. was united to the V. Mosstown (and R. 
Dromin on next avoidance) and became a Vicarage. W. Batt was the 
son of John Batt " generosus." Was b. in Co. Wexford, ent. T.C.D. in 
1746, aged 17, having been educated by Mr. Clarke and Mr. Howkey ; 
C. Dromiskin 1752; C. Clonkeen 1761. He was also R. Baronstown 
1778-1784. On the death of Rev. G. Jackson in 1782, Dromin became 
part of Collon Union. W. Batt died Jan. 10, 1789, aged 61, and was 
bur. in St. Michan's, Dublin. His P. Will, made 30 May, 1784, was proved 
26 May, 1789. In it he refers to his interest in the lands of Cregan, Co. 
Wexford ; mentions his wife Jane, dau. of Wm. Ogle [and sister of Rev. 
Wm. O., R. of KUsaran] and her marriage portion — £1,000 ; her uncle 
Edward Meade had also left her £1,000 ; he purchased " the lands of 
Corra and a park in the Yellow batter, Drogheda," which he left to his 
wife ; his nephew Wm. Batt to have reversion of Cregan ; mentions his 
nephew Thomas, his sisters Jane Batt and Elizabeth Braddell, his nephew 
Thomas Braddell, great nephews Wm. Batt and Thomas Batt ; leaves 
£10 to the poor of the parish of Taughmon to be divided as his nephew 
Narcissus shall direct. Desired to be bur. in the churchyard of Collon 
if he died N.E. of Dublin, and if he died S. of it in his father's burial 
place at Ozier Hill. One of his relatives Narcissus Batt founded the 
Belfast Bank. 

1789— Daniel Augustus Beaufort, LL.D., pres. July 25, inst. Aug. 1 to V. 
Collon and Mosstown and coll. to R. Dromin (D.R.). He was the son of 
Daniel Cornelius de Beaufort, a French refugee, who became French 
Pastor at Spitalfields and afterwards R. of East Bamet 1739-43, and who 
came to Ireland with Lord Harrington, Viceroy, and was R. Navan 
1747-65 ; Provost of Tuam 1753-8 ; R. Clonenagh 1758-88. D. A. Beau- 
fort was b. on Oct. 1, 1739, at East Barnet, ent. T.C.D. in 1754, having 
been educated by Mr. Ball, became Sch. 1757 ; B.A. 1759 ; M.A. 1764 
LL.D. (hon. causa) 1789. He succeeded his father as R. Navan and 
Athlumney m 1765, and held that R. with Collon tiU 1818. He edited 
the Ecclesiastical Map of Ireland and Memoir of Same, which was publi- 
shed at Dublin in 1792 under the encouragement of the Marquis of 
Buckingham, Lord Lieutenant. He also interested himself in the establish- 
ment of Sunday Schools, and took a prominent part in founding the 
Royal Irish Academy. He received the Freedom of Drogheda in 1813. 
He was coll. Preb. Kilconnell (Clonfert) on 3rd Oct., 1818, and Preb. 
Mayne (Ossory) 20 April, 1820, and held them with Collon till his death. 
He m. Mary, dau. of Wm. Waller, of AUenstown, Co. Meath, and d. at 
Cork, 17 May, 1821, and was bur. on 19 May at Brinny Church, Cork. 
Sir Wm. Louis Beaufort (b. 1771, d. 1849) was his eldest son and Admiral 
Sir Francis B. (b. at Navan 1774, d. 1857) his youngest son (see also 

1821— Alexander Bradford, coll. to the Union, June 7 {D.R.), son of Alex. 
B., " generosus," b. in Co. Galway, ent. T.C.D. Oct. 3, 1791 ; B.A. 1796 ; 
M.A. 1811 ; C. Collon from 1810 ; d. in 1822 ; WHl proved 1823. 

1822— William Henry Foster, M.A., inst. to the Union, Aug. 1 (D.R.); res. 

in 1841 for Loughgilly, q.v. 
1842— Anthony Adams, pres. Feb. 28, inst. to the Union, Mar. 4 (D.R.), 

son of Samuel A., Esq., [by Miss Filgate ?], b. at Ardpatrick, Co. 

202 Parish of Collon, Vicars and Curates. 

Louth, educated at Drogheda Grammar School, ent. T.C.D. 1804, aged 
17 ; B.A. 1807 ; M.A. 1824 ; became C. Louth and Dunleer and after- 
wards V. Rathkenny from 1814 with which he held the P.C. Ballyma- 
kenny 1826-1832. He res. Rathkenny in 1832. He m. in 1837, Catherine 
Salisbury, dau. of Rev. Robert Montgomery, of Beaulieu (see B.L.O.) 
and widow of Major Skefl&ngton Hamilton. He d. on 28th Feb., 1871. 
His brother Dr. Robert Adams was President R.C.S.I. in 1840. 
1871— Robert Moore Peile Freeman, inst. to the Union of Collon, July 20 
(D.B.), son of John Freeman, b. Dec. 13, 1838 ; T.C.D. B.A. and Div. 
Test. 1861 ; M.A. 1898 ; ord. D. 1861 ; P. 1862 ; C. North Derryvullen 
(Qogher) 1861-3 ; C. Collon 1863-71 ; Rural Dean of Drogheda 1895 ; 
Preb. Loughgall, 1908 ; Hon. Sec. Louth Clerical Union and of the 
Diocesan Temperance Committee for many years; Member of the General 
Synod and Diocesan Council ; married Elizabeth, dau. of R. B. ClufE, 
of Dublin, and has issue 3 sons and 6 daus. 

1622 — Edward Anton at £4 per annum {R.V.); he became R. Kilmoon 
(Meath) 9 June, 1635 {F.F.T.). 

1633— Vacant (i?.F.). 

1690 — Booker [V.B.) — probably Moore Booker, who, then of 

Kilmessan, Meath, has a licence to marry Letitia Nugent of BaUymore, 
Co. Westmeath, on 6 Jan., 1712, and who was R. Kilmessan 1712-29. 

1792— William Coddlngton (Vestry Book). See Qonoe. 

1793 Marshal {Par. Beg.) — perhaps Corns. M., who was ord. P. 

1795 (see Faughart) or William M., who was P.C. Kilbeggan (Meath) 
1801-31, or George M., R. Donagh(Derry) 1808-51; B.A. 1790; M.A. 1832. 

1793-4 Keating {Par. Beg.). 

1794— R. Dawson {Par. Reg.). 

1797 — John Kearney {Vestry Book). A John Kearney became Chancellor 
of Ossory in 1809, and R. and V. Rower 1824. 

1803 Crawley {V.B.). 

1810— Alexander Bradford, Lie. 17 Sep. {D.B.) is C. to 1821 {Vestry Book). 

1822 — William Henry Foster {Vestry Book) appointed V. the same year. 

1824— Jonathan Lovett Darby, Lie. Mar. 1 {D.R.). IsC. to 1831. See Acton. 

1832-43— Edward Hassard ( Vestry Book), B.A., afterwards D.D. T.C.D. ; 
ord. D. 1830 ; P. 1831. Was Chancellor of Limerick and R, Rathkeale 
1856-72 ; d. in 1872. 

1844 — Henry Stepeney {Vestry Book). 

1845— Joseph Wilson Hlginbotham, B.A. {Vestry Book), res. for C. Carling- 
ford 1845. 

1845-9— James Fitzgerald Gregg, Lie. Oct. 5 ,1848 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 
and Div. Test. (2) 1843 ; M.A. 1848; ord. D. 1844; P. 1845; C. Yoxford, 
Suffolk, 1844 ; C. Ballinlough 1845 ; res. C. Collon for P.C. Balbriggan 
1850-60 ; Assist. Chaplain Bethesda, Dublin 1860-2 ; R. St. Lawrence, 
Limerick, 1862-99 ; Canon of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and Preb. Taney 
1883 ; Dean of Limerick and R. St. Mary's 1899-1905 ; d. 1905. 

1851— Edward Carr CarroU {Vestry Book), T.C.D. Sch. 1847; B.A. 1850; 
ord. D. 1850 ; P. 1852 ; C. Collon 1851 ; C. Rincurran (Cork) 1852 ; C. 
Roscarbery 1854 ; C. Kilnagross 1855 ; C. Timoleague 1855-7 ; C. Myross 
1857-67; P.C. Templemartin 1867-79; R. Kanturk 1879-1885; m. Anne 
Arabella Hezlett, who d. at Kingstown, July 30, 1909. He d. at Kanturk, 
April 18, 1885, aged 60. Rev. Robert H. Carroll, B.A., R. of Teampul- 
nambocht, is his son. 

1851— Henry Graydon Johnston {Vestry Book), T.C.D. B.A. and Div. Test. 
(1) 1846 ; ord. D. 1847 ;P. 1848. Son of Dr. Johnston, of Merrion Square, 
Dublin, was afterwards C. Sheringham 1857-8 ; C. High Wycombe (Bucks) 

Parish of Collon, Curates and Notes. 203 

1858-9 ; C. Accrington 1859-61 ; C. Shirley 1861-3 ; C. Silverstone 1863-5 ; 

C. Brompton-Ralph 1865-72 ; R. Tolland (Bath and Wells) 1872. 
1853— John Bickford Heard, Lie. Jan. 26 {D.R.), late Sch. and Exhib. 

G. and C. Coll., Camb. ; Hulsean Prize ; Whewell's Moral Phil. Prize ; 

B.A. (1st cl. Moral Science Trip.) 1852; M.A. 1864; ord. D. 1851 ; P. 

1852 ; became V. Bilton, Yorks., 1864-8 ; C. St. Andrew's, Westminster, 

1878-80 ; R. Woldingham, Surrey, 1880-9 ; Hulsean Lecturer Camb. 

1892; V. Queen Charlton 1894-1904. Author of Tripartite Nature of 

Man, 5th ed., 1885 ; Old and New Theology (Hulsean Lectures) 1892. 
1857— George Finlay, B.A., Lie. 27 Oct., 1858 (D.E.). See Drumcar. 
1861— Edward Gabbett, Lie. July {D.R.). See Diamond. 
1863— Robert Moore Peile Freeman, M.A., Lie. 22 Aug., 1865 (D.R.). See 



CoIlon=a place where hazels grow. 

What afterwards was made the parish of Collon was originally a part 
of the Lordship of Mellifont and was appropriate to Mellifont Abbey, a monk 
of which seems to have been responsible for its spiritual duties up to the 
dissolution of the monasteries. In 1172 Henry II, confirming the original 
possessions of the Cistercians of Mellifont, granted them the granges or 
farms of Collon, etc., with their appurtenances. In 1203 King John, in 
a new charter, allowed them to hold a weekly market in their town of Collon 
{P.E.). About 1349 Edward III allowed them to erect a gallows and 
pillory at Collon. It is rather curious to find that the duties of a Spiritual 
Corporation included the execution of criminals ; but they were lords of 
the manor. On the dissolution of the monasteries Collon passed with 
Mellifont to Lord Viscount Moore (ancestor of Earl of Drogheda) as im- 
propriate. From him it passed to the Fosters, family ancestors of the 
present Viscount Massereene and Ferrard. 

The church was " in repair " in 1622. In 1633 the parish was seques- 
tered, the tithes (£60) belonging to Visct. Moore {R.V.). It was served 
by a Curate, paid a small sum by the impropriator up to 1765. In 1765 
Chief Baron Anthony Foster gave a glebe of ten acres, and built the glebe 
house, on condition that an augmentation of £50 should be granted by the 
Board of First Fruits from the Boulter Fund and that he should have the 
patronage of the endowed Vicarage two turns out of three (Deeds in P.R.O.). 
In that year there were "150 Protestants, 720 Roman Catholics, no church 
and 1 chapel " in the parish {Pari. Bet.). But in 1769 there was " one 
church, and a glebe house in which the Vicar resides " {Ret. to Lords), so 
that a church — not the present one — must have been built or repaired 
about that time. In 1769 also the living was augmented by the Rectorial 
titles of Mosstown, which were purchased from the impropriator for the 
purpose, by the Trustees of the Boulter Fund, and which produced over 
£200. In 1782 the Rectory of Dromin (q.v.) was added. In 1746 Isaac 
Butler visited Collon and his observations are recorded in his MS. Journal 
in Armagh Library. In 1770 Arthur Young visited Collon on his tour 
through Ireland, and speaks favourably of the district (see Young's 

In 1813 a new church of hewn limestone, in the ancient style of English 
architecture, and modelled on the plan of the chapel of King's College, 
Cambridge, was built at Collon, at a cost of £6,554 15s. Od., of which £3,415 
7s. 8d. was a gift and £646 3s. Id. a loan from the Board of First Fruits. 
The balance was subscribed locally. A list of the subscribers, including 
members of the Foster family, is entered on the Vestry Minutes of that date. 
About £400 was spent on repairs in 1837. 

At Disestablishment the value of the Living was £385 16s. 5d., and 

204 Parish of Collon, Notes. 

Viscount Massereene receiyed £3,150 8s. 7d. as compensation for the loss 
of the right of presentation. 

A small portion of the parish lies in County Meath. 

The church has several monuments to the Foster family— now repre- 
sented by Viscount Massereene and Ferrard in whose residence here, Oriel 
Temple, is preserved the Mace of the Irish House of Commons of which 
Right Hon. John Foster, Lord Oriel, was the last Speaker — including one 
to a lady member of that family concerning whom the following story is 
told : She with her parents was staying in Rome where she met an oflScer 
of the Papal Bodyguard, who fell ia love with her and a marriage was 
arranged to take place, and the day of the wedding fixed, but the gallant 
ofl&cer did not turn up at the church, as he was carried off and placed in 
a monastery and was told after some time his fiance6 died of a broken heart. 
When his grief was assuaged he determined he would study and prepare 
for orders, and in due time became a priest, and afterwards was elected 
to the highest office in the Roman Catholic Church as Pope Pius IX. The 
lady did not die, but afterwards married a very distinguished Irishman. 

The internal arrangements of the church are modelled on the College 
Chapel System. They were much improved a few years ago by the erection 
of a new Pulpit and Prayer Desk, Communion Rails and other additions 
as a memorial of the Silver Wedding of the present Incumbent. 

There are some excellent stories told concerning former clergy. After 
some improvements, it is said, that one of the Vicars (who was an excellent 
man, but very slow in paying bUls — and whose body after his death, was 
seized for debt) — on one occasion took the Squire into the church to judge 
of the acoustic arrangements. The village carpenter happened to be 
working there at the time and they told him to go into the pulpit and try 
his voice, both standing together at the end of the church. The carpenter 
did so. What he said was " — (naming the Vicar) when wiU you pay me 
that account you owe me ? " — that account was paid next day. It is said 
that one of the curates was accustomed to drive in tandem. This 
the V. thought too frivolous and a bad example to the parishioners. So 
he complained to the Primate, who summoned the offender before him. 
The curate said he did not see any difference between driving two horses 
in tandem and driving them abreast, as the Vicar did. " There is all the 
difference that there is between this — and — that," said the Primate, 
manipulating his hands in front of his face in a certain fashion to the astonish- 
ment of the curate, who felt vanquished and bowed himself out. According 
to another version of this story it occurred at a Visitation. 

When the present Incumbent was curate of the parish, a barrel 
organ, capable of playing 18 hymn tunes and 2 chants was in use ; 
but on one occasion the grinder refused to work, and when the 
congregation were half through the first verse of a hymn the organ 
started to the singers' discomfiture, with the result that it was 
never used again : an excellent organ is now used in its stead. 
Up to 1894 the Pulpit, Reading Desk and Qerk's Desk (three- 
decker) were at the west end and the entrance at the north-east ! A new 
entrance and porch was then made at the west end. A handsome eagle 
Lectern was presented in 1902, and is inscribed : " To the glory of God, 
presented by Parishioners and Friends in grateful recognition of the 31 
years during which Rev. R. M. Peile Freeman, M.A., R.D., has been Rector 
of Collon, 17th April, 1902." A carved oak Pulpit has been erected and 
is inscribed: "In memory of Clotworthy John Eyre Skeffington, 11th 
Viscount Massereene and Ferrard, Born 9th October, 1842, Died 26th 
June, 1905. Erected by his surviving children." At the same time the 
Rector presented two oak Prayer Desks, and Mrs. Freeman presented a 
new Bible for the Lectern, and gifts were presented by the Dean of Armagh 

Parishes of Cooley and Creggan. 205 

(Brass Book Rest), Mrs. Wynne (Linoleum), and Miss May Wynne (Book 
Rest and Fair Linen Cover). The Belfry was erected about 1885, and the 
bell, which bears the present Incumbent's name, was cast and erected at 
the time. The Records of the parish are well kept, and are continuous 
from 1804. 

There are two alms dishes — one plated, bearing the inscription : " The 
gift of Doctor Beaufort to the Church of Collon, October 1st, 1815." and the 
other, silver, with the inscription : " The gift of Mrs. Foster to the Church 
of Collon, 1765." 

Of the Communion Plate a silver Cup and sUver Paten bears the same 
inscription as the latter with date letter R. There is a Flagon of hammered 
silver with no inscription. Two silver Cups were presented in 1902 by 
the present Rector, and bear the inscription : " Presented to Collon Church 
by Rev. R. M. Peile Freeman, M.A., R.D., 1902." 

Records extant: — In possession of Incumbent under Retention 
Order — Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1 790, and a separate Register 
for Dromin from 1847-63, Preacher's Books from 1804, Vestry Minutes 
from 1790. 

COOLEY. — (Co. Tyrone.) 
See Sixmilecross. 

COOLEY. — {Co. Louth.) 
See Carlingford. 

CREGGAN. — (Cos. Louth md Armagh.) 

The Rectory of Creggan seems to have been appropriated to the 
Priory of the Culdees before the Reformation (for their Succession, see 
Precentors), and from 1617 onwards it was appropriated to the Treasurer- 
ship, but in 

1614— John Symonds was coll. R. {E.V. 1622). There seems to be some 
confusion in the records regarding this appointment. According to 
the F.F.T. Theophilus Buck worth was coll. Treasurer, etc. in 1617. 
Symonds appears R. Creggan in 1622. See Armagh. 

For Rectors up to 1870, see Precentors. On the death of Rev. Wm. 
Barlow in 1871 the Precentorship was separated from the R. Creggan. 

1871— David Holden, inst. R. July 24 {D.B.), 

1873— Lewis George MiUs, inst. July 18 {D.R.), ord. D. 1871 ; P. 1871 ; 
T.C.D. B.A. 1855 ; LL.B. 1864 ; LL.D. 1871 ; Head Master Cathedral 
School, Armagh, 1850-73 ; P.C. Aghavilly 1871-3 ; d. May 28, 1885, aged 
62. His dau. m. Arthur Nelson, J.P., Armagh, father of Rev. E. A. 
Nelson, M.A., Drumbanagher, and Rev. F. G. Nelson, Derrygortreavy. 

1885 — Frederick William Austin, inst. by the Primate on lapse Sep. 17 
(D.R.) ; res. in 1890 for Drumcree, q.v. 

2o6 Parish of Creggan, Rectors and Curates. 

1890— Robert John Noyes, inst. Sep. 18 (D.R.), T.C.D., ent. 1865 ; B.A. 
1868 ; Div. Test. 1869 ; M.A. and B.D. 1883 ; ord. D. 1870 ; P. 1871. 
Son of Robert N., b. in StafiFordshire on 21 Feb., 1847, educated at 
Wolverhampton Grammar School ; C. St. Peter's, Oldham Road (Manch.) 
1870-3 ; C. Higher Openshaw 1874-8 ; P.C. Ch. Ch, Southborough, Kent, 
1878-81 ; R. Fertagh (Ossory) 1881-8 ; R. Aughrim (Clonfert) 1888-90 ; 
res. Creggan in 1894 for R. KUloran (Achonry) ; Archdeacon of Achonry 
1902-04 ; V. St. John's, Harborne, Birmingham, 1904 ; now taking 
clerical work at Fartown in the diocese of Saskatchewan ; m. in 1872, 
Mary, dau. of Thomas S. Rowley, Wolverhampton, and has issue 
3 sons. 

1894— Alfred Wade Johnston, LL.D., inst. Dec. 1 {D.R.) ; res. in 1903 
for Richhill, q.v. 

1903— Henry Gordon WaUer Scott, M.A., inst. July 31 {D.R.) ; res. in 1908 

for Tullaniskin, q.v. 
1908— Samuel Mayes, inst. May 13 {D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. and Div. Test. 

1904; ord. D. 1904; P. 1905; C. BaUintemple 1904-6; C. Portadown 

1906-8 ; m. Florence Gaston, dau. of Rev. H. Hastings, and has issue 

two sons. 


1622— William Moore, M.A. (R.V. 1622). 

1633— Patrick Dunkin (R. V. 1633). 

1721— James Stewart, Lie. Feb. 21 (D.R.). 

1754-66- Francis Hill (Vestry Book). ? Son of Rev. Hugh H., Rector. 

1766-74— James Barker (Vestry Book). 

1771-2— Peter Barker (Vestry Book). See Manfieldstown. 

1775-1815 — James Freeland ( Vestry Book). Previously C. Carlingford 1773. 

1817 — John Jones (Vestry Book). See Dunany. 

1826-8— John Hewson Allpress (Vestry Book), Lie. Nov. 26, 1826 (D.R.). 

1829— Arthur Robert Kenny, Lie. Aug. 4 (D.R.). 

1831— Jonathan Lovett Darby, B.A., Lie. July 19 (D.R.). See Acton. 

1831-54— John BaUie, B.A., Lie. Mar. 31 (D.R.). See Faughart. 

1854-7— Thomas Disney Barlow, T.C.D. B.A. 1849 ; Div. Test. (2) 1852 ; 

ord. D. and P. 1854 ; C. Oby, Norf., 1861 ; C. Haddlesey, Yorks., 1877 ; 

C.-in-charge Braimstone (Peterboro') 1879. He was son of Rev. Wm. 

Barlow. See Treasurers. 
1857-9— T. St. L. Smith, B.A. (Vestry Book), ord. D. 1856 ; P. 1857. 
1860-1— John William Monan MarshaU, Lie. Oct. 15, 1860 (D.R.) ; 

T.C.D. B.A. and Div. Test. (1) 1856 ; M.A. 1859 ; ord. D. 1857 ; P. 1858 ; 

C. Eastbourne 1857-8 ; R. Painstown, Co. Carlow, 1867-77. 
1861— C. D. CampbeU, ord. D. 1860 ; P. 1861. 
1862-4— Patrick Hastings, B.A., Lie. 21 July, 1863 (D.R.), previously C. 

1865-7— Robert Archer Butler Ffennell, Lie. April 19, 1866 (D.R.). 
1868-73— Frederick Benj. White, Lie. Dec. 23, 1868 (D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 

and Div. Test. 1861 ; ord. D. and P. 1861 ; C. Kiltubrid 1861-5 ; C. BaUin- 

derry 1865-7; R. Errigle Shanco 1873-1903. 


Creggan=llttle rock. The name also given to a river flowing through 
the parish. 

Before the Reformation the parish was united to the Priory of the 
Culdees and the prior was parson (Inq. 1609). The Rectory and Vicarage 
were consolidated by the Charter of Vicars Choral May 23, 1634, and the 

Parish of Creggan, Notes. 207 

advowson was granted to the See. The parish was a few years after made 
the Corps of the Treasurership. In the Irish Historical Atlas of 1609 the 
church is marked and called Cragan or Croggan. 

In 1622 — " Rector not resident, but keepeth a Curate, William Moore, 
a Master of Arts, who is resident and dwelleth? upon the glebe where there 
is a suflacient parsonage house in repayre ; church in repayre " [R. V. 1622). 
In 1656 the tithes were rented by Captain Thomas Clarke for £40. In the 
Map of the Down Survey the church is marked and another building near 
it which may have been a monastic establishment. Lewis {T. D.) says 
the present church was built in 1758 and the tower added in 1799 ; this is 
probably a mistake, for the Vestry Minutes of 1741 refer to ladders being 
purchased for the church. Besides, there are Vestry Minutes for 1731 
extant which imply a church. 

Rev. Simon Nelson, Presbyterian Minister of Pettigo, who died in 
1847, wrote a MS. History of the Parish, entitled : " A History of the Parish 
of Creggan from 1611 to 1640." He says, " the present church is built 
in a transverse line over the old building . . . the local tradition says 
that the McMahons and the 0' Neils buried their dead here, and that the 
last of the O'Neil dynasty lies in same place " [=the O'Neils of the Fews]. 

In 1731 H. HUl, Rector, was " resident, hath a glebe, but no parsonage 
house " (Pari. Bet.). In 1767 he resided in England " on account of his 
health, but a curate constantly resides in the parish " (Ret. to Lords). The 
glebe house was built soon after and it is beautifully situated on the river 
Creggan, which flows through a deep glen. 

There is, in the centre of the Churchyard, an old stone house, with 
stone roof, said by some to be the old burial place of the Eastwood family ; 
and by others to have been an old watch-house erected, as we find them 
in Scotland, to guard against corpse stealers. 

In Lough Ross, near Crossmaglen, there is a crannoge where the 
leaders of the rebellion are said to have met in 1641 (Report on Ancient 
Monuments, Co. Armagh ; see also Jour. R.S.A.I.). In the northern 
part of the parish are vestiges of extensive entrenchments in connection 
with " the Dane's Cast," where the Irish are said to have hemmed in a 
large detachment of Cromwellian forces for a whole winter (Nelson). They 
are more than a mile in length and about one- third of a mile in breadth, 
but are now intersected by roads (see paper by W. F. de V. Kane in Pro. 
B.I.A., 1909). In 1766 there were in the Co. Armagh part of the parish 
226 Protestant and 614 R.C. families, and in the Co. Louth part 33 Pro- 
testant and 104 R.C. families, " Terence Quinn, Popish Priest, Anthony 
Devitt his assistant" (Pari. Ret.). 

A Charter School in connection with the Incorporated Society was 
erected here in 1737, towards the site of which Thomas Ball gave 1 acre, 
Thomas Hall 1 acre, and the Rector 1 acre, with £14 a year (Thorpe Coll., 
Vol. X, in Nat. Lib. Ireland). 

The Communion Chalice and Paten — silver — have the following in- 
scription : " The gift of Thomas J. Ball, Esq., to the Church of Creggan in 
ye County of Armagh, Feby. ye 8, 1739." A plated paten has " Creggan 
Parish 1864." (See Ball Wright's History of the Ball Family, 2nd ed.). 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention Order: 
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1808 ; also Vestry Minutes from 1730 
not complete, but complete from 1738. In Office of R.C.B. : Deed of 
Conveyance of 1 acre for church by Michael Clarke, Mary King, and Margt. 
King, 1 Jan., 1773. 

2o8 Parish of Darver, Rectors, 1360- 1676. 

DARYER (or DERYER).— (Co. Louth.) 

1360 Brakdan appears (D.R.). 

1369 — David O'Rekdan, R., studying this year at Oxford by licence from 
the Primate (D.R.). 

1385— John Byset appears {P.R. 8 Rich. II). 

1410 — John Logan, inst. Nov. 28 upon the pres. of Nicholas Halyrgey 
and Elay Mey, the Patrons (D.R.). He had a licence of absence for 

3 years to study abroad in the University or any place of general study, 
the better to qualify him to perform his duty (D.R.). 

1426 — William Haddesors, R. of IVIitchelstown, Meath, exchanged with 
John Logan for R. Darver. Pope Martin V caused him to resign Darver 
and afterwards made him Archdeacon of Armagh, q.v. {Reg. Mart. V ; 
Ann. Hib., p. 19). 

1431 — John Brone, inst. April 17 upon the pres. of John Babe, senr., 
Lord of the town of Darver. Inducted April 19 {D.R.) ; is said to be 
Vicar in M.R. of this year ; was living in 1456 (D.R.), and is " F " in 
1481 (M.R.). 

1497— James McMahon {M.R. 12 Hen. VII). 

1513 — John Theoderici appears in the obligations for Firstfruits for the 
Parish Church of Duelber {=Darver) and Lonntdloune (=Dunleer) 8 
June, 1513 {Ann. Hib., p. 12). 

1527— William Mann is R. {D.R.). See Ardee. 

1544 — John Limyricke, inst. May 27 upon the pres. of Patrick Babe, Lord 
of Darver, the true Patron (see Fiants Eliz. 2550). It was found by 
Inquisition taken in the church here, 4 June, 1544, at which John 
Ferrall and John Kerroyl, curates of Darver and Robert Ardagh, Vicar 
of Manfieldstown were present, that this was a R. with cure, there never 
having been a Vicarage here, that Patrick Babe was Patron, and Thos. 
Babe, his father, presented last, that the R. was vacant by Mann's resig- 
nation and that Limyricke was fit for the same {D.R.). He is mentioned 
as R. Derver on 26 June, 1554 (Excheq. Inq.), and again on 8 Sep., 1558. 
He is mentioned as receiving, with others, a grant of Killincoole Manor. 
He was Preb. Kene and R. Baronstown (q.v.) from 1540. "John 
Lymricke of Dundalk " is mentioned in a Chancery Decree of 17 June, 

4 & 5 Philip and Mary (=1557-8). " John Limyricke, Vicar of Dundalk," 
is trustee to the Will of James Brandon, made on 12 June, 1561 {MSB. 
Ch. Rem. Off. P.R.O.). " John Limyricke, Parson of Darver," as a 
joint plff. gets a Chancery Decree on 13 June, 1564. 

In a Chancery Inquisition of 18 Oct., 1614, we find that " John Limrick, 
nuper Vicar de Dundalke," by a deed dated 6th Oct., 1577, conceded 
certain things to John Netterville. In a Chancer^f Inq. held at Dundalk, 
circa 1625-27, John Limyricke, R. Derver, is said to have outlived Richard 
Sedgrave, who died June 10, 1587 ; but according to an Inquts. taken 
at Ardee 21 Mar., 1626, he died «>cal587. 

1614-5— Ambrose Usher (F.F.R.). See Manfieldstown. 

1622— George Synge, M.A., appears {R.V. 1622) ; is R. in 1633 {R.V.). See 

1669— Robert Houghton, coll. Dec. 14 {F.F.T.). See Stabannon. 

1676— William Brookes, coll. Oct. 6 {F.F.T.). Sec Drumcrec. 

Parish of Darver, Rectors, Curates and Notes. 209 

1700— Anthony Cope, LL.D., coll. June 15 (F.F.T.). See Precentors. 

1709_Thomas Cox, M.A., coll. Oct. 28 {D.B.). See Killincoole. 

1712— Peter Jackson, M.A., coll. April 22 (D.E.) ; held this with Killin- 
coole, q.v. 

1734_Charles Wye, B.A., coU. Mar. 12 {D.R.). See Dromiskin. 

1752 — Joseph Pratt, sen., coll. Sep. 15 (D.B.). See Dromiskin. 

1766— Joseph Pratt, jun., coll. April 30 (D.R.). See Dromiskm. 

1831— Richard Woods, coll. Oct. 19 {D.R), T.C.D. B.A. 1827 ; C. Dromiskin 
1815-31 ; C. Heynestown 1815 ; died in 1852. 

1852 — Alexander Major, coll. Mar.l6 {D.R.), son of Alexander M., merchant, 
b. in Londonderry, ent. T.C.D. Jan. 1, 1821, aged 19; Sch. 1824; B.A. 
1827 ; ord. D. 1828 ; P. 1829 ; C. Agherton (Connor) ; P.C. Derrygor- 
treavy 1838-52 ; lived at Ard Patrick (V.B.) ; d. in 1866. 

1866— Christopher Graham, coll. Oct. 6 (D.R.). son of George G., b. in Co. 
Fermanagh, ent. T.C.D. 1835, aged 18 ; B.A. 1840 ; ord. D. 1840 ; P. 
1841; C. KilleshU 1847-52; C. Tartaraghan 1852; P. C. Milltown 
1852-66 ; m. Frances Caroline Skelton of Dundalk 1844. He d. on 18 
Jan., 1867, aged 49, and is bur. in Dundalk church, in which there is a 
mural tablet to his memory. Rev. Chancellor George Pvichard Graham, 
M.A., R. Lea (Portarlington), b. at Killeshil Aug. 22, 1850, is his son, 
and his dau. Jane Harris, b. at Killeshil Aug. 3, 1847, m. in 1874 Richard 
E. N. Bolton, M.D., Dronfield, Derbyshire. 

1867— Hugh Lefroy Balser, coll. April 26 (D.R.), son of Hugh B., b. in Co. 
Tipp., ent. T.C.D. July 4, 1825, aged 16 ; B.A. 1830 ; M.A. 1847 ; ord. D. 
1832; P. C. Carnteeri836; P.C. Ballygawley 1841-67; res. Darver for 
C. Langton (Yorks) 1873 ; C. Longstock 1874 ; C. Miningsby (Lincoln) 
1874-7 ; V. Grimstone 1877-95. Author of The Rubrical Position of the 
Celebrant ; Protest against the Catholic Changes in the Irish Church. 

[Parish now united to Louth Union.] 


1544 JohnOTerrall 

John Kerroyl (D.R.). 

1690 Cubit (V.B.). 

1722— Samuel Hoy, Lie. Mar. 31 {D.R.). 

1838— Thomas Fielding Martin (Par. Reg.). See Dromin. 

1868-70— William H. Rambaut, T.C.D. B.A. 1848 ; Div. Test. (1) and Reg. 
Prof. Div. Prize (1) 1849 ; ord. D. 1860 ; P. 1861 ; C. TyhoUand 1860-2 ; 
C. Ballymoyer 1862-4 ; C. Darver 1868-70 ; C. Kells (Ossory) 1871-2 ; 
Assist. Astronomer at Armagh 1864-8 ; R. DrumreUly 1881-8 ; Co- 
Translator of St. Irenaeus (T. & T. Clark, London, 1868, ) ; m. a dau. 
of Jonathan Osborne, M.D., Dublin. 


Darver=a place of oaks. The value at Papal Taxation was £5 Os. 6d. 

1385 — Custody of manor and advowson given to John Babe (M.R. 
8 R. II). 

1622 — "Church and chancel repayred, Parson's house ruynous" (-B. F.). 

1633— John Babe of Darver, Patron. Value £35 {R.V.). 

1690 — " Church out of repair since the warrs, not repaired on account 
of the poverty of the parishioners, cure formerly served by Mr-. Cubit. 
Incumbent officiates at Portadowne. Curate at Dundalk. One Carr the 
Popish Priest, no mass house nor meeting house " (V.B.). 

210 Parish of Derrygortreavy, Perpetual Curates, &c. 

1764 — 14 Protestants, 256 Roman Catholics, no church or chapel 
(H.M. Ret. See Leslie's History of Kilsaran). 

1766—6 Protestant families, 129 R.C. families in parish (H.M. Ret.). 

1836 — No glebe house nor church {Rep. 1836). Parishioners wor- 
shipped at Dromiskin. 

1866— Value of R. £159 Us. Id. ; 1867, £161 10s. lOd. ; 1869, £172 
16s. 4d. Church in Darver Castle demesne, east of the Castle, a plain 
oblong structure built about 1840. Duriag the Incumbency of Rev. P. L. 
Jameson the R.C.B. had to take law proceedings to recover possession of 
this church from some Nonconformists who had intruded. R.C.B. still 
have possession of it. The ancient churchyard is opposite the Castle, S. of it 
separated by a road. It is vested in the Dundalk Rural District Council. 

Recobds extant :— In P.R.O. Baptisms 1832-76, Marriages 1836-7. 


^expduaf CuxaicB. 

1819— George Evans, Lie. Nov. 24 (D.R.). He was the eldest son of Edward 
E., J.P., Gortmerron House, Co. TjTone, and grandson of Rev.George E., 
R. of Donoughmore. He m. Elizabeth, dau. of William Murray, J. P., 
and had issue. He emigrated to Canada in 1851. 

1838— Alexander Major,B. A., Lie. Mar. 20(Z)..B.); 1852forDarver,q.v. 

1852— Richard Augustus Hall, B.A., Lie. Oct. 19 (D.R.) ; res. Aug. 6, 1865. 
See Omeath. 

1865— Robert Wilson Browne, Lie. Sep. 2 {D.R.) ; res. and compounded 
1874 ; but see next. 


1874— Robert Wilson Browne (agam), inst. Mar. 31 {D.R.).; res. in 1876 

for Donoughmore Upper, q.v. 
1876— Lewis Oliver Bryson, mst. May 19 {D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1879 ; ord. D. 

1870 ; P. 1871 ; C. Denn 1870-5 ; C. Drumglass 1875-6 ; d. Sep. 3, 1891. 
1891— Jeremiah Irwin, inst. Dec. 18 (D.R.) ; St. Bees 1887 ; ord. D. 1889 ; 

P. 1891 ; C. St. Bartholomew's, Bolton 1889-91 ; res. 1906 for P.O. 

Setmurthy (Dio. Carlisle). 
1906— Frederick George Nelson, inst. July 11 {D.R.), eldest son of Arthur N., 

J.P., Armagh ; St. Bees 1891 ; ord. D. (by faculty) 1893 ; P. 1895 ; C. 

Carlingford 1893-4 ; C. Glenavy 1894-6 ; Acting Chaplain Bilbao 1897-8 ; 

C. Stoke-on-Tem 1899-1900 ; C. Cobridge 1900-1 ; C. Tamlaght 1903 ; 

R. Tempo 1903-6. 


Derrygortreavy was formed as a Perpetual Curacy out of the parish of 
Clonfeacle (or rather the ancient parish of Eglish, which was united to 
Clonfeacle in 1674) on 2 Nov., 1819 when 38 townlands were formed into 
the P.C.. The church, built on a high hill half-a-mile west from the ancient 
church of Eglish (see Ballinderry), was erected in 1815 at a cost of £800 — 
a gift from the Board of First Fruits. The bell is dated 1833. The glebe 
house was built in 1822 at a cost of £507 13s. lO^d., £415 being a gift of 
the Board of First Fruits. A fee farm grant of the glebe was given 9 May, 

Records extant : — In P.R.O. Baptisms 1815-74, Marriages 1815- 
44, Burials 1820-77. Since these dates Registers are in the Incumbent's 
possession. In Office of R.C.B. Deed of Conveyance of Site of Church 
from Lord Northland 15 Sep., 1813. 

Parish of Derryloran, Rectors and Vicars. 211 
DERRYLORAN.— rCo. Tyrme). 


1367 — Peter O'Kerbyllan [O'Carolan], inst. June 5 (D.R.) ; was Chancellor 

of Armagh and had dispensation to hold Derryloran and Donaghenry 

with it. 
1406— William O'Lathgan res. this year (D.R.).. 
1406— William McKammill, inst. Dec. 10 {D.R.). 
1411 — Maurice O'Cassidi appears as having held the R. for several years 

{Cal. Pap. Lett. VIII, 22). 
1411 — Donald O'Connallan to be coll., because O'Cassidi held also the R. 

of Termonmaguirke, 19 Kal. Jan. (Cal. Pap. Lett. VIII, 22). 

1431— Donatus O'Cculeain or O'Ctulean is said to have freely res. the R. 
this year [? Was it a mistake for O'Connallan] (Ann. Hib. 5). 

1431 — Christinus O'Lucherean binds himself for the firstfruits June 11 
{Ann. Hib. 5). This is probably the same as Crestin O'Lorchan, who 
is said to have res. the R. in 1436 {D.B.). 

1436— Nellie O'ConnoUan inst. Sep. (D.R.). 

1440— Owen O'ConnoUan appears (D.R.). This Rector and William O'C, 
the Vicar having represented to the Primate that their portions were so 
small that they could not maintain the usual hospitality or pay episcopal 
dues, he united with this R. and V. the R. of Drumgaa, or Drumcha, 
then vacant, which was not more than one mile distant from the said 
parish church and whose revenue was not more than one mark {D.R.). 
He is living in 1455. 

1534— Arthur Y'Hagan [O'Hagan] appears (D.R.). He became R. 
Arboe and Kildress in 1535 (Ann. Hib. 14, 24). 

1535 — Seneskin McDwyn succeeded (D.R.) He was Primates Commissary 
among the Irish, See Ardtrea. 


1406— Henry O'Conelan d. this year (D.R.). 

1406— Donald O'Connelan, inst. Dec. 20 (D.R.). See Rectors. In 1417 

it was reported to the Pope that he had not priest's orders ; if so the 

Perp. V. was to be conferred on William O'Canalan [O'Connellan] 

(Ann. Hib. 17). 
1417— William O'Connellan (above). He appears as V. in 1440 (D.R.). 
1534— Donald O'Connolan d. this year (D.R.). 
1534— Cristin O'Conolan, inst. July 2 (D.R.). 
1535 — Felmeus Inell (O'Neill) appears this year, being made R. Tynan 

and Ardtrea (Ann. Hib. 24). 
1541— Donald O'Connolan is deceased this year (D.R.). 
1641— Dermot O'Conwey, inst. Mar. 9 (D.R.). 

1622— William Darragh appears (R.V. 1622). See Arboe. 

1633— William FuUerton appears (R.V. 1633). See Preb. Loughgall. 

1689— Andrew Robertson, R., was in the siege of Derry (Witherow, p. 256). 

He d. in 1694. 
1694— John Richardson, ooU. Nov. 12 (D.B.), B.A. T.C.D. He tried to 

212 Parish of Derryloran, Rectors and Vicars. 

prevent the Presbyterians building a Meeting House in Cookstown (see 
Latimer's Hist, of Presby., p. 263). A J. R. — probably the same — was 
Preb. Findonagh (Derry) 1705-9. He was son of Edward R. of Co. 
Armagh. Was he the author of The Great FoUy, Superstition and 
Idolatry of Pilgrimages in Irelaivd, pub. in 1727 ? 

1709— John Stronge, M.A., coll. Oct. 28 {D.R.) ; res. in 1738 for Preb. Tynan, 

1738— Thomas Staples, coll. April 13 {D.R.), also R. Ballyclog, q.v. ; d. in 

1762— Caulfleld Byrne Caulfield, coll. Aug. 26 {D.R.), T.C.D. Sch. 1751 
B.A. 1753; res. in 1764 for R. Monaghan 1764-8; R. Rossory 1766; 
Archdeacon of Qogher and R. Qontibret 1788-1803. He d. on 23 Nov., 
1803, and his P. Will was proved m 1804. 

1764— Henry Cole, coU. Dec. 4 (D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1729; M.A. 1734; R. 
KiUeshil 1761-71 ; d. in 1771 ; P. Will proved 1772. 

1771— Henry Coghlan, M.A. T.C.D., coll. Oct. 26 (D.R.). M.L. of Rev. 
H. C, Derryloran, and Rebecca Burke, Dublin, dates April 14, 1773. 
M.L. of Rev. H. C, Carrick, Co. Tipp., and Bridget Dobson dates Feb., 
1750, and M.L. of Rev. H. C.,KjllvaUv, King's Co. and Emma Osborne, 
dates Nov. 15, 1754. A Rev. h! C' was V. Tisaran (Meath) 1748-97. 

1774— Charles Woodward, coll. May 6 [D.R.) ; res. in 1776. See Ardee. 

1776— Hon. James Hewitt, B.A., coU. Feb. 26 (D.R.) ; res. in 1796 for 
Deanery. See Deans. 

1796— Hon. William Montgomery Cole, B.A., coll. June 25 {D.R.) ; ord. 
P. 1795 (Kilmore), son of the 1st Earl of Enniskillen ; res. June 26, 1797 ; 
became Dean of Waterford in 1804 ; d. at Florencecourt, Oct., 1804 ; 
bur. there (see C.F.I.). 

1797— John Caulfleld, D.D., coll. July 5 (D.R.) ; held Derryloran with Preb. 
Devenish (Clogher) 1797-1816. John Caulfield [? the same, or a relative] 
was V. Clonclare, Clonloper and Killasnet (Kilmore) 1775-81, and Arch- 
deacon of Kilmore 1776-1810. The latter was the son of Colonel Wm. C, 
of Raheenduff, Queen's Co. J. C. of Derryloran m. Maria Farellow in 
1808, and d. in 1816. His Will was proved at Armagh in 1816. 

1816— William Mauleverer, M.A., coll. Mar. 5 (D.R.) ; res. in 1830 for 

Preb. Tynan, q.v. 
1830— Charles Bardin, coll. Sep. 9 (D.R.), C. Dundalk 1827 ; R. Newtown- 

hamilton 1828-30. Son of Peter B. " Offic. Fiscalis " (Revenue OflScer ?) 

Dublin ; ent. T.C.D. Nov. 2, 1807 ; m. Julia Helen Hodgkinson, 1820. 

He d. in 1841. His P. Will was proved in 1842. His son Charles, b. in 

Dublin, ent. T.C.D., aged 17, in 1842 ; B.A. 1847. 
1841— William Quain, M.A., coll. June 25 (D.R.) ; res. in 1844 for Drum- 

glass, q.v. 
1844— Arthur Molony, M.A., coll. Oct. 29 (D.R.) ; res. in 1859 for Preb. 

Ballymore, q.v. 
1859— Francis Crawford, coll. June 6 (D.R.) ; b. 1813 ; younger son of Rev. 

George C, D.D., R. of St. Anne's, Co. Longford and Vic-General of 

Ardagh ; ent. T.C.D., aged 16, in 1829 ; Sch. 1832 ; B.A. 1834 ; LL.B. 

and LL.D. 1872 ; ord. D. 1843 ; P. 1844 ; C. Newtownhamilton 1843-4 ; 

C. Loughgall 1844-50 ; P.C. Portadown 1850-9 ; res. Derryloran for R. 

Milton Bryant (Diocese Ely) 1879 ; m. 185 — Agnes Jane, dau. of Marcus 

Synnot of Whitecross, Ballymoyer ; d. Oct. 18, 1881. Published HorcB 

HebraiccB 186S ; Erecena 1875. 

Parish of Derryloran, Hectors, &c. 213 

1879— Henry Bryan Carter, inst. Oct. 4 (D.B.), son of Rev. Henry C, R. of 

Ballintoy 1842-72, b. in Co. Antrim, ent. T.C.D. 1848, aged 17 ; Div. 

Test. 1854 ; B.A. 1855 ; M.A. 1873 ; B.D. 1877 ; D.D. 1883 ; ord. D. 1856 ; 

P. 1857 ; C. Portadown 1856 ; C. Ballymore 1859 ; C. Clonfeacle 1859 ; 

C. Loughgall 1864 ; P.C. Moy 1866-79 ; m. Eliza Beresford, dau. of Ven. 

J. E. Jackson, Dean of Armagh ; d. July 3, 1895. 
1895— Edward Waller Hobson, M.A., inst. Aug. 8 {D.B.) ; res. in 1896 for 

Portadown, q.v. 
1896— Robert Smyly Greer Hamilton, M.A., inst. Dec. 28 {D.R.) -, res. in 

1906 for Dundalk, q.v. 
1906— Francis Mereditli Moeran, inst. Feb. 6 (D.B.), son of late Very Rev. 

Edward B. Moeran, Dean of Down, by his 2nd wife Isabella, 4th dau. 

of John Barton, Stonehouse, Co. Dublin ; T.C.D. B.A. 1888 ; Div. Test. 

(2) 1889 ; M.A. 1891 ; ord. D. 1889 ; P. 1890 ; C. St. Stephen's, Waltham- 

stow, 1889-91 ; C. Armagh 1891-2 ; R. Drumbanagher 1892-5 ; R. 

Camlough 1895-6 ; R. Loughgall 1896-06. Married April 25, 1893, Clara 

Edith, 2nd dau. of late Bishop Packenham Walsh of Ossory, and has 



1783— Moore Smith. See Killincoole. 

1824— James Mauleverer, B.A., Lie. Sep. 29 {D.B.). See Middletown. 

1841-62— Richard Oulton, B.A. (Par. Beg.). See Keady 

1851-4— Thomas Gabriel Stokes, M.A. See Camteei. 

1854-9— John Phillips Bushe. See Acton. 

1861-3— William Graham Murphy, B.A., Lie. Oct. 22 (D.B.). See Grange. 

1867-71— William Chichester Barlier, Lie. Jan. 8 ; St. John's Coll., Camb., 

B.A. (Sen. Opt.) 1866; M.A. 1871 ; ord. D. 1866; P. 1867 ; C. Ch. Ch. 

Carlisle 1866-7 ; res. Derryloran for R. Kilbroney (Rostrevor) 1871-1904; 

Precentor of Dromore 1897-1904 ; Rural Dean Kilbroney 1901-04 ; b. in 

Dublin, April, 1843, son of William B., M.D., Professor of Natural Science, 

Science and Art Dept. ; m. July 8, 1880, Adelaide M. Von Steiglitz ; 

issue living — William Harold, senr. subaltern R.G.A., and Marcella 

Louisa Steiglitz. Now residing at Rosina, Rostrevor. 
1880-3— William Glenn, Lie. Sep. 28, 1880 (D.B.). See Altadesert. 
1884-6- WiUiam Fenwicli Stolies, M.A., Lie. Sep. 22, 1884 (D.B.). See 

1887-8— Benjamin Maturin, jun., T.C.D. B.A. 1885 ; M.A. 1892 ; ord. D. 

1887 ; P. 1888 ; C. Clones 1889-90 ; C. Rincurran 1890-1 ; C. MUborne 

Port, Somerset, 1891-3; C. Churchdown (Glouc. & B.) 1893; C. Lower 

Milton 1895-6; C. Badgeworth 1901-3; C. Nafferton (Yorks.) 1904-7. 

R. St. Magnus, Lerwick, Shetland, 1908. 
1890-2— Robert Johnston Coyle, T.C.D. B.A. 1889 ; ord. D. 1890 ; P. 1891 ; 

C. Derryloran 1890-2,; C. St. Geo., Belfast, 1892-5 ; C. Perry Hill, Surrey 

1895-6 ; C. Perth Cath., Australia, 1896-8 ; C. St. M. le Tower, Ipswich, 

1900-3 ; C. Milton next Sittingbourne 1905. 
1892-5— Charles Arthur Bagge MUlington, B.A., Lie. Oct. 10, 1893 (D.B.). 

See Lissan. 
1895-6— James Wilson Auchmuty. B.A. See Mullabraek. 

1897-1900— Joseph Alexander Hunter, LL.D., Lie. Mar. 15, 1897 (D.B.). 

See Clogherny. 
1900-3— John Pim Barcroft, B.A. See Armagh. 
1903-6— John Wesley Knox Griffin, B.A. See Dundalk. 
1906-8— William Randal Slaclte Clarendon, B.A., son of Rev. Precentor 

214 Parish of Derryloran, Curates and Notes. 

Qarendon of Maralin ; T.C.D. B.A. 1904 ; Div. Test. 1905 ; ord. D. 1906 ; 
P. 1907 ; became C. Glenavy 1908. 
1908— John Montgomery Jennings, T.C.D. B.A. 1907; Div. Test. 1908; 
ord. D. 1908 ; P. 1909. 


DerryIoran=tIie oakwood of Luran [Dalre-luran], the patron saint of 
the parish being St. Lviran, the abbot, whose festival day was 
held on 29th Oct. In the Papal Taxation 1302-6 it is " Dilirulan " and 
valued at 2 marks. 

In 1622 rector was " resident, cburch almost finished, no new glebe, 
ye old glebe is about 5 acres" {R.V.). This is the church of which the ruins 
lie close to Cookstown and now vested in the District Council. In 1766 
there were 427 Protestant and 168 R.C. families in the parish, also Rev. 
Barnard Quin, Popish Priest (Pari. Bet.). In 1767 there were 1920 
Protestants and 1,648 Roman Catholics. " Rev. Mr. Cole, R., resident ; 
living worth £300 a year, no curate, a glebe house in good repair, 1 church, 
1 Presbyterian meeting house in good repair, 2 places for Romish worship, 
but no house thereon " (Hearth Money Ret.). 

In 1709 Rev. John Stronge expended £600 on the glebe house, and in 
1762 Rev. C. Caulfield £300 on the same (Vol. Book). It was rebuilt in 
1820 at a cost of £1,571 8s. lid.. A new church was built In 1822 of hewn 
freestone from a design by Nash at a cost of £2,769 43. 7Jd., and consecrated 
Aug. 8, 1822. It was repaired in 1837 at a cost of £283. The present 
church was built in 1861, and consecrated Nov. 19, 1861 (D.B.). 

The town of Cookstown is so called from its founder Alan Cook, who 
had a lease of the lands upon which the town was built in 1609 from the 
See of Armagh. 

The Communion Plate includes a silver chalice, with the inscription : 
" Et dono GuUelmi Stewart Ecclesiae Derryloran " ; a silver chalice iu-. 
scribed " 1835, Derryloran Paiish Church, Rev. Charles Bardin, D.D., 
Rector " ; a silver paten inscribed " The gift of Jlrs. Anne Lindsey, of 
Loughry, Anno 1728 " ; a silver flagon inscribed " Derryloran Parish 
Church, 1831, Charles Bardin, D.D., Rector." 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention 
Order — Baptisms, Marriages and Burials since 1796, Vestry Book from 
1816, Preacher's Books from 1830, Leases of Teachers' Residences and 

DERRYNOOSE.— rCo Armagh.) 


1613— Oliver Gray, coll. Oct. 7 ; is R. also in 1622 (B. V.) ; became Chancellor 

of Connor in 1624. 
1623— Robert Maxwell, D.D., inst. Nov. 20 (B.V. 1633. See also J". ^.T. 

1624/5), inducted 6 Jan., 1624. He was pres. again, by the Crown on 

March 29, 1627 (P.B.), and is again admitted 2nd April, 1634 (F.F.T.) 

Held this R. till 1666. See Preb. Tynan. 
1666 — James Downham, R. Derrynoose and Tynan (P.B.) ; res. for Clon- 

feacle in 1667. See Deans, under which it is said in error that he was 

Commonwealth Minister at Ballyshannon. 
1667/8— Henry Maxwell, M.A., coll. R. Derrynoose and Tynan Jan. 20 

(F.F.T.) ; d. in 1709. See Preb. Tynan. 
1709— Charles Proby, coU. Oct. 1 (D.B.). Was R. Killough (Meath) 1693, 

Parish of Derrynoose, Rectors, 1709-1860. 215 

and Precentor Armagh 1705-9. He was the son of Wm. Proby, gent. ; 
was b. in Co. Dublin, and ent, T.C.D. Dec. 11, 1677, aged 16 ; B.A. 1682 ; 
M.A. 1685. The P. Will of Rev. Charles Proby, Damastown, Co. Dublin, 
was proved in 1726. 
1726/6— Charles Este, M.A., coll. Jan. 9 (D.R.) See Archdeacons. 

1730— William Usher, coll. April 23 {D.R.). He was the son of Rev. Adam 
Usher (see Desertlyn) and his wife Rebekah, and was bap. in St. Michan's, 
Dublin, May 12, 1680 (Par. Reg.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1702 ; M.A. 1706 ; suc- 
ceeded his father as R. Desertlyn and Lissan 1713-30, held also in suc- 
cession to him the Archdeaconry of Clonfert 1722-43. He m. as his 
1st wife Mary, dau. of Rev. Christophilus Jenney, R. of Ardtrea (see Ball 
Wright's Ussher Memoirs, 2nd edn.) and d. in 1743. His P. Will was 
proved in 1744. 

1743— John Jones, D.D., coll. Feb. 27 (DR.) ; res. in 1780 for Preb. Mulla- 
brack, q.v. 

1780— William Lodge, LL.D., coll. Jan. 10 (D.R.) ; res. in 1790 for 
Chancellor, q.v. 

1790— Hugh Stewart, M.A., coll. Mar. 16 (D.R.). Exchanged with A. 
Staples in 1791 for R. Termonmaguirke, q.v. 

1791— Alexander Staples, M.A., coll. Jan. 31 (D.R.) ; res. in 1812 for R. 
Donoughmore, q.v. 

1812— Nathaniel Smith, coll. Mar. 10 (D.R.), son of William S., "generosus," 
b. in Co. Antrim, ent. T.C.D. June 2, 1794, aged 16, as a Fellow Commoner; 
B.A. 1799; was R. Clonoe from 1803, holding it with Derrynoose till 
1823. It is said that when he died in 1823 an attempt to seize his body 
was feared, so he was buried at night in the aisle of the church, and the 
funeral party commandeered the first tombstone they could find in the 
churchyard, which they placed over the grave and it is there unto this 
day with the name of Mary Jones upon it ! According to popular 
legend, his ghost afterwards walked, because he had a he on his chest, 
until finally " laid " by the R.C. Parish Priest in a " horse hole " on 
the roadside near the Rectory ! ! Samuel, his eldest surviving son, d. 
at Belfast, Feb. 27, 1886, aged 80. A Nath. Smith (? the same) wasV. 
Holywood, Down. 

1823— Edward Stopford, LL.D., coll. Mar. 13 (D.R.) ; res. in 1825. See 

1825— James Jones, jun., M.A., coll. Feb. 17 (D.R.) ; res. in 1840. See 


1840— Cosby Stopford Mangan, coll. Sep. 12 (D.R.), son of Thomas M., 
b. in Dublm, ent. T.C.D. Nov. 1, 1813, aged 15 ; B.A. 1819 ; M.A. 1828 ; 
C. Ardee 1823 ; C. Armagh 1824 ; R. Keady 1835-40. Married in Aug. 
1831, Eliza, dau. of George Lendrum, D.L., of Jamestown, Co. Cavan. 
A window in memory of him in Armagh Cathedral bears the inscription : 
" In memory of Cosby Stopford Mangan, Rector of Derrynoose, for 
XXXVII years a faithful Mmister of Christ, he died March XXVI. 
MDCCCLX, aged LXV. — a man greatly beloved." His son George Hall 
was bap. Aug. 28, 1836, and his son Edward Stopford bap. Sep. 9, 
1838 ; his son Henry Latham Cornelius, b. Sep. 22, 1845 ; his dau. Mary 
Jane Frances m. Rev. Thomas Adderley Stopford ; another dau. became 
Supt. of Medical Mission Jaffa. His dau., Mrs. Stokes, presented 
the brass Lectern in memory of him. 

1860— Samuel Simpson, coll. April 7 (D.R.), eldest son of Thomas S., of 
Beech Hill, Co. Armagh ; b. in Armagh 4 Oct., 1804 ; T.C.D. B.A. 1827 ; 

2i6 Parish of Derrynoose, Rectobs and Curates. 

M.A. 1832 ; Div. Test. ; ord. D. 1829 ; P. 1830 ; P.C. Armaghbreague 
1830-44 ; R. Keady 1844-60 ; m. Lucinda, eldest dau. of Rev. William 
Duke, Co. Sligo ; had issue 7 children, of whom the eldest surviving is 
Col. Thomas Simpson. Another son Samuel was his C. in Derrynoose. 
He res. R. Derrynoose on Sep. 1, 1880, and d. at Kingstown in March, 
1887, and was bur. at Mount Jerome cemetery. The East window in 
Derrynoose church was erected in memory of him by his daughter. 
1880— Charles King Irwin, D.D„ inst. Oct. 22 (D.R.) ; res. in 1893 for 
Clonfeacle. See Archdeacons. 

1893— Jolin McEndoo, M.A., inst. June 27 (D.R.) ; res. in 1908 for Bally- 
more, q.v. 

1908— John Macartney, inst. June 2 (D.R.) ; educated at St. Aidan's 1882-3 ; 
Univ. Durham 1883; ord. D. 1888; P. 1889; C. Tullyallen 1888-94; 
R. Ballymoyer 1894-1908 ; m. Dec, 1900, Maud Eleanor, eldest dau. 
of Rev. E. F. Hutchings, Heynestown. 

1721— Alexander Naismith {D.R.) -, he d. V. Donaghmore (Dromore) in 

1742— William Usher, B.A. T.C.D., Lie. June 25 {D.R.) ; probably the 
same as W. U., who was Preb. Caimcastle 1760-74 and Preb. St. Audoen's 
and Archdeacon of Glendalough, and whose P. Will was proved 1774. 

1766— William Campbell, {V.B.). 

1767— John Mountgarret {V.B.). 

1768— John Field {V.B.), son of Rev. Thomas F. (see Kilmore Curates) by 
Miss Donaldson ; m. Mary, dau. of Rev. John Jones, Preb. MuUabrack. 
His dau. Anne m. Rev. James Graham, R. of Pomeroy. 

1781 — Robert Pringle [? Curate of Derrynoose ; see also Aghalow and 
Carnteel]. Rev. Robert Pringle, of Madden, Co. Armagh, born in Co. 
Tyrone about 1725, ent. T.C.D. 14 June, 1742, aged 17; B.A. 1746, 
M.A. 1749 (eldest son of John P. of Caledon) m. 20 Dec, 1767, Frances, 
eldest dau. of Rev. William Enery, D.D., J.P., of Killeshandra (by 
Dorothy, 2nd dau. of Rev. John Dennis, D.D., F.T.C.D., R. of Qeenish, 
dio. Cloyne), 2nd son of John Enery, of Bawnboy, Co. Cavan, J. P., High 
Sheriff Co. Fermanagh 1727, and of Co. Cavan 1738, by Frances, sister 
of George Nixon, of Nixon Hall, Co. Fermanagh. The Rev. Robt. 
Pringle d. intestate, administration granted 23 Feb., 1779, leaving 3 
sons and 1 dau, viz. — (1) John of Caledon, J. P., High Sheriff Co. Armagh 
1793 ; (2) William ; (3) Robert, Lieut.-Col. 51st Regt. ; dau. Dorothy m. 
John Henry, of KUloon, Co. Tyrone. 

1779— Archibald Kidd, Lie Oct. 19, 1801 {D.R.). See Jonesborough. 
He was " 28 years Curate of Derrynoose " in 1806 {Par. Reg.). 

1825-31— John Cunningham MaeCausland, Lie. Feb. 18, 1825 {D.R.). See 

1828— PhUip Ryan, Lie. Jan. 10 {Lt^. Mun.), T.C.D. B.A. 1826. M.L. of 
a Rev. Philip Ryan and Letitia Payne, of St. Peter's Parish, Dublin, dated 
Dec. 11, 1793. Edward, son of Rev. Philip and his wife Ellen Ryan 
was bap. at Derrynoose, Sep. 6, 1829 {Par. Reg.). 

1830— Savage Hall (Erck's Ecd. Reg.). See Preb. Loughgall. 

1834— Richard Quin, Lie April 8 {D.R.). See Forkill. 

1834— Alexander Miller, Lie. Sep. 23 {D.R.). See Lissan. 

1840— Charles Miller, Lie Nov. 3 {D.R.). See Carlingford. 

1860-6— Charles King Irwin, M.A., Lie. Aug. 1, 1861 {D.R.). See Arch- 

1866— Edward St. John Corbett, B.A., Lie Dec. 23 {D.R.). See St. 

Parish of Derrynoose, Curates and Notes. 217 

1874-7— John Foot, T.C.D. B.A. 1860 ; ord. D. 1874 ; P. 1875 ; R. KUnaboy 

(Galway) 1877. 
1877-8 — Samuel Simpson, jun., b. in 1846 at Keady, son of Rev. S. Simpson, 

Rector of Derrynoose ; T.C.D. B.A. 1868 ; M.A. 1874 ; ord. D. 1870 ; 

P. 1871 ; C. Middletown 1870 ; C. Loughgilly 1873-7 ; res. Derrynoose 

for C. Bramshaw (Wilts) 1879-80 ; C. Melton_ Mowbray 1880 ; Assist. 

Min. Kingston- by- Sea, and Assist. Chap. Steyning Union 1906. Married 

twice — no issue. 
1879— J. T. Gumley. 

1879— Charles King Irwin, again, Lie. Dec. 1 {D.R.). See Rectors. 
1887— Thomas John McEndoo. See Drumglass. 


Derrinoose.=? Derrynys=:oak island. Called Derinissce [=?Deriniooce] 
in Papal Taxation of 1302-6, and of the value of 2 marks 18d. See 
Bishop Reeves on the History of Tynan (U.J. A. VI). 

In 1430 Primate Swayne took measures to enforce a better stipend 
for the Vicar from the Culdees who owned the Rectory, as no one would 
accept the parish on existing terms (D.R.). 

At the dissolution of the Culdee Priory the advowson fell to the Crown, 
but was granted to the See on or before 1634. In 1622 " Rector resident, 
church now built, a parsonage now built upon ye glebe " (R.V.). In 1633 
the value of the R. was £70 (R. V.). In 1612, lands in the territory of Derry- 
noose created into the Manor of Maxwell, with 300 acres ia demesne, were 
granted to the Dean of Armagh and his successors for ever, with permission 
to hold Court Baron at the town of Derrynoose (P.R.). The tithes were 
rented in 1656 for £23 to Mr. Symon Richison [sic] (Tithe Rental P.R.O.). 
Tynan and Derrynoose were united for one turn only in 1635, and on 14 
Sep., 1682, they were permanently united into one Rectory under the 
name of Tynan (D.R.) ; but in 1709 an Act of Parliament was passed dis- 
uniting them from 28 Sep., 1709, and authorising the building of a church 
for Derrynoose. Abp.King had previously endeavoured at the Visitation of 
1701 to get the parishioners to build a church and pay £30 to a Curate. 
They do not seem, however, to have co-operated, and the old church lay 
in ruins. Soon after the Act of 1709 the church was built in Madden T.L. 
(hence called Madden Church and the parish sometimes called Madden 
Parish). The church and churchyard were consecrated by Dr. John Stearne, 
Bp. of Dromore for the Primate in 1713. It was dedicated to St. John 
{Vestry Book in Armagh Library). It was rebuilt in 1812 at a cost 
of £1,015 8s. Od. ; it was repaired about 1837 at a cost of £157. During the 
incumbency of Dr. King Irwin (now Archdeacon) the church was restored 
and much improved by the addition of several memorial gifts. 

In 1661 we find T.C.D. licensed to settle the lands of Madden for a 
glebe for Derrynoose, Oct. 11 (,P.R.). Rev. Chas. Este (1726-30) " planted 
a great number of forest trees in a regular manner in the glebe of Madden," 
and otherwise improved it ( Vol. Book). Rev. Wm. Usher " lives in Armagh, 
keeps a Curate, hath a glebe and is building a parsonage house " (Pari. Ret. 
1731) ; he built a glebe house and had a certificate for £650 m 1738, the 
living being then value £520. Rev. N. Smith began to build the present 
glebe house, for which purpose he diverted the road so as to obtain a good 
site. It was finished in 1835, at a cost of £2,200. The old road forms 
part of the back avenue. 

The R.C.B. bought it with 53 acres attached at disestablishment for 
£1,566 4s. 3d. 

The 1766 Pari. Ret. includes the names of the inhabitants of the parish, 
as returned by Rev. John Jones, R. The living in 1804 was worth £700, 

2i8 Parish of Desertcreat, Rectors, 1440-1694. 

in 1835 £840 128, lid., in 1869 £716 98, 3d. The old churchyard of Derry- 
noose was not the subject of any vesting order in 1870. The Roman 
Catholics built a chapel beside it in 1824 ; but it does not belong to them. 
" In the T.L. of Drumaconvor, near Leslie HUl was a graveyard called 
Killnacarrlck. The road from Keady to Caledon runs through it. A man 
now remembers attending funerals there some 50 years ago," but it is now 
generally disused, and cultivated {Reeves MSS.). 

The silver alms dishes of Manfieldstown and Croagh, Co. Limerick, 
have been lent to this parish. The latter is inscribed : " The gift of Rev. 
Edward JefEeries to the parish of Croagh a.d. 1812." 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention 
Order : Baptisms and Marriages from 1822, Burials from 1835. In Office 
of R.C.B. Deed of Conveyance from T.C.D. of land for churchyard (la. 2p.), 
5 July, 1773. 

DESERTCREAT.— rCo Tyrone). 

1517 — James Megnasenan [Magennis], Canon of Clogher, binds himself 
for the firstfruits of the Perp. Vic. as also for the Perp. Vic. of 
Badoney {Ann. Hib., 207). 


1440— Donat McTragh appears {D.R.). 

1440— Patrick O'Loughran appears {D.R.). 

1440— Maurice G'Mulgero appears (D.J?.). 

1614— William Swan, M.A., coll. Jan. 4 {R.V. 1622), held also TuUaniskin, 
q.v. T.C.D. seems to have got the right of presentation from the Crown 
in 1610. 

1625— Robert Fairfull, M.A., pres. by T.C.D. June 20 ; inst. June 28, in- 
ducted July 4 {R. V. 1633) ; held also TuUaniskin. 

1637 — John Cerdifle [or Kerdiffe] is R. according to CoZ.T.C.D. He appears 
as R. in the F.F.R. of 1640 ; held also TuUaniskin ; T.C.D. B.A. 1629 ; 
FeUow and M.A. 1631 ; B.D. and D.D. 1661. In 1641 he was 
driven from Desertcreight by the rebels [see his Z)ep. in T.C.D.], 
and being in great distress he and two others supplicated Lord Ormonde, 
Chanc. T.C.D. to be made Senior Fellow, and he was co-opted in 1644 
by mandate of the Lord Deputy. He appears as Dean of Clonmacnoise 
in 1661, was Chaplain to Bishop Martin of Meath, held R. Drakestown 
1660-4, and R. Kilshine 1660-68, also R, ClongUl and R. Navan ; d. in 
in 1668 {Cal. T.C.D.). 

1663 — John Cheevers, held Kildress with TuUaniskin {F.F.T.), was inst. 
to KUdress, May, 1663, is d. in 1690. 

1690— Thomas Wadman, inst. Sep. 22 {D.R.). Held also Kildress ; res. 
in 1694, see Donoughmore. 

1694 — John Morris, inst. April 30 {D.R.). He was the son of Capt. John 
Morris, of Gortneglogh, alias BelvUle, Co. Tyrone, who d. in 1685, and 
grandson of Patrick Morris, of Gortneglogh and Mountjoy, and Alson his 
wife (ancestors of Morris-Jones, of Moneyglass, Co. Antrim, and Mount- 
joy, Co. Tyrone, through their 2nd son Thomas M.). He was b. circa 
1656 and ent. T.C.D. May 16, 1673 [? 1672] ; Sch. 1674 ; B.A. 1677 ; 
M.A. 1680; held also R. Kildress; was attainted by King James's 

Parish of Desertcreat, Rectors and Curates. 219 

Parliament in 1689 ; m. Sarah, eldest dau. of Edward Singleton, 
Drogheda, and sister of Rt. Hon. Henry Singleton, Master of the 
Rolls, &c., and had issue 2 sons (1) John, (2) Rev. Edward, ent. T.C.D. 
17 Oct., 1711, aged 16 ; B.A. 1716 ; M.A. 1719 ; afterwards R. Attanagh 
and Prec. St. Canice's 1716-64 and Bp. of Ossory 1754-5, and d. at 
CharleviUe near Tullamore 11 Feb. 1756, bur. in Attanagh ; and several 
daus., including Anne, m. Very Rev. Francis Corbet, D.D., Dean of St. 
Patrick's, Dublin. He d. in 1707/8, and his P. Will, dated 13 Feb., 
1707, was proved 3 June, 1708, by his widow. He therein directed that 
his " body be decently interred under my seat in Clonoe church." 
See Clonoe for inscriptions about the Morris family. 

1708 — Theodore Morris [or Maurice], inst. June 9 (D;B.), son of Very Rev. 
Peter Morris, Dean of Derry, (see Drumglass) b. in Co. Tyrone, ent. 
T.C.D. Feb. 7, 1683/4, aged 14 ; B.A. 1688 ; M.A. 1692 ; m. Mary, only 
dau. of Sir Robert Staples, 2nd Bart., (by his wife Mary, dau. of Dr. John 
Vesey, Archbishop of Tuam) and sister of Sir John S. and Sir Alexander 
S , 3rd and 4th Barts. She d. in 1722. He was Archdeacon of Tuam 
1706-31, and d. in 1731. His P. Will was proved 1731, exors. being Rev. 
Edward Morris (or Maurice), afterwards Bp. of Ossory (see above) 
and Mary, widow of Dean Drelincourt. He had issue a son David, d. 
unm., and a dau. Mary Margaret (see Dean Drelincourt's Will). 

1731— Richard Dobbs, D.D., inst. Sep. 20 {D.R.) ; res. in 1745 for Clogherny 
by exchange, q.v. 

1745 — James Lowry, M.A., inst. May 13 (D.R.), having exchanged Clogherny 
for Desertcreat with R. Dobbs ; d. in 1787. See Clogherny. 

1787— John Bucll, D.D., pres. April 28, inst. May 11 (D.R.) ; became R. 
Clonoe (q.v.) 1826, which he held with Desertcreat till his death in 1842. 

1842— Thomas Hamblin Porter, inst. Jidy 10 (D.R.), T.C.D. Sch. 1817 ; 
B.A. 1819 ; M.A. 1832 ; B.D. and D.D. 1836 ; ord. D. 1832 ; P. 1833 ; 
d. Feb. 17, 1879, aged 79, bur. in Desertcreat. " I remember him in 
College. He was the best classic of his day and sat several times for 
Fellowship and got Premiums, subsequently took Holy Orders and be- 
came C. St. Peter's, Dublin, still livmg in College, till 1842" (Reeves MSS.). 

1879— John Richey, mst. May 30 (D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1859 ; M.A. 1872 ; 
ord D. 1859 ; P. 1860 ; C. Pomeroy 1860-2 ; C. Drumcree 1862-3 ; C. 
Magheraculmoney 1863-4; C. Tullaniskm 1864-9; R. Ballyeglish 1869- 
79 ; m. April 25, 1878, Susanna, dau. of James Best, J.P., Richhill. 


1633— John Symerell (R.V. 1633). 

1767— Thomas Ashe (V.B.). His son Thomas ent. T.C.D. 13 June, 1781, 
aged 17. 

1775— John Lowry (Par. Reg.). See Clogherny. 

1782-7— Daniel Lucas (Par. Reg.). 

1783 — James Lowry (Par. Reg.). He was the son of the Rector, Rev. 
James L. (see Clogherny), and m. Martha, dau. of Bishop James Leslie, 
of Limerick. He was grandfather of Capt. E. B. Lowry, D.L., of Rock- 
dale (see B.L.O.). He d. in June, 1790, and was bur. in the family vault, 

1791-2— Joshua Ferguson (Par. Reg.). See Ballymoyer. 

1827— John AnketeU (Erck), previously C. Kildress 1773 ; C. Ballyclog 
1775 ; C. Donaghenry 1778 ; C. Derryloran 1806 ; C. Qonoe 1812. He 
is aged and infirm in 1832 (Report of 1836). 

1829-42— Alexander George Stuart, Lie. Oct. 30, 1832 (D.R.). See Killin- 

220 Parish of Dbsertcreat, Notes. 


Desertcreat or Desertcreight=DIsert da chrioc (CoUon's Visitation) 
also Dissert da crea=the desert or hermitage ol the two territories (cp, Drum- 
cree=:Drumchrioc — Reeves MSS.). 

In 1622 — " Rector resident, church in building and glebe inconvenient " 
{R.V.). The value of the R. in 1633 was £60 (R.V. 1633). On June 14, 
1628, Robert Fairfull, Incumbent, got a grant of the bally boes of Bally- 
mully and Gortford, which had been assigned by the Comrs. of the Plan- 
tation for a glebe. Rev. John Morris repaired the glebe house at Bally- 
muUy, and Rev. Theodore Morris built a large dwelling-house and made 
several improvements on the glebe ( Vol. Book). Inl731 — " Rector resident, 
hath a good glebe and parsonage house" (Pari. Ret.). The 1766 Census 
Return, by Rev. James Lowry, gives the names of the inhabitant house- 
holders {Pari. Ret.). In 1767 there were 1,504 Protestants and 1,848 Roman 
Catholics, " James Lowry, R., £400, resident, no curate, a glebe house in 
good repair, 1 church, 1 Romish chapel, both in good repair, 1 Romish place 
of worship, no house " (Pari. Ret.). In 1836 the curate resided in the glebe 
house, the Rector in Clonoe, nett income then £609 14s. 8^d. (Rep. of 1836). 

There is an interesting survey of this parish, contributed by Dr. Buck, 
among the Shaw Mason MSS. in the P.R.O. 

At Donarisic [=the church of the marsh] stood an ancient Priory 
founded by one of the O'Hagans in 1294, of which nothing exists but the 
cemetery, (now vested in the Cookstown Rural District Council) remark- 
able as the burial place of the O'Hagan sept, and more recently as that of 
Lindsay and Crawiord, of whom there are several tombs ; but the most 
remarkable is that of Robert Lyndsay, chief harbinger to King James, 
who obtained a grant of TuUyhoge, &c., from James I in 1604. The house 
of the Lindsays was burnt in 1641 and " this tomb was also mutilated 
and covered over in which condition it remained till 1819, when in sinking 
a vault it was discovered " (L. T.D.). Dr. Buck also mentions a Friars WeU 
in connection with it. 

Tullyhoge [=collis iuvenum=:hill of the youths], so called from the 
large earthen mound or fort on the top of a hill which was included in the 
glebe of Desertcreat. Within it was Leac na Riogh, or the [Inauguration] 
stone of the kings. It was anciently the chief residence of the O'Hagans, 
and here the kings of Ulster were inaugurated with the royal title and 
authority of the O'Nial. Here also evidently, as the name implies, games 
and amusements were held in ancient times. Even up to 50 or 60 years 
ago a yearly gathering of young people was held on it (Reeves MSS. and 
Joyce's Names of Places, p. 210). 

A great battle was fought at Desertcreat in 1281 between the O'Neills 
and the O'Donnellys (Four blasters). Dr. Buck mentions a Druid Altar 
in Mr. Lindsay's demesne, parish of Derryloran, under which gigantic 
human bones were found, and another Druidical altar in the lands of Upper 
Cross, parish of Donaghenry. 

T.C.D, received after 1870, £5,132 10s. 3d. compensation for the 

In Desertcreat church, behind the prayer desk, is an old tombstone 
with the inscription round the edges in O.E. : " Hie jacet Alexander | 
Sanderson — in Scotia natus, — in Belgia miles — in Polonia | equitum 
peditumque dux. | I commit my work to God. | Fidelibus mors felix | 
Laborum requies. | Obiit Anno Dom. | 8 Day | December 1633." 

The Communion Plate includes a silver chalice, which bears the in- 
scription : " Ecclesia de Disertcreagh." 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention Order : 
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1812. Vestry Books from 1740, 
Preacher's Books from 1829, Map of Parish. 

Parish of Desertlyn, Rectors and Vicars. 221 
DESERTLYN.— rCo. Derry). 


1365 — John McBurragra appears. He was a Canon of Armagh Cathedral 
and was exonerated from the Cure of Souls here, and the church was 
made a Prebend, and the Vicar charged with the Cure for the future 
as had been the custom of old, 10 May (D.R.). 

1406— William McKamayll res. this year (D.R.). 

1406— Peter O'Molchallynd, Canon, inst. Dec. 10 {D.R.). 

1425 — William O'Lorchan, inst. July 26, had letters Dimissory of this date 
to be ordained by any Catholic Bishop ; and on 27 July the Primate 
issued a monition to the parishioners to obey him as their Rector {D.R.). 

1440— Patrick O'Meaghan appears (D.R.). He was living in 1455 {D.R.). 

1433— Jolin O'Kylte is deceased this year {D.R.). 

1433— William O'Dowyn, or O'Dogyn, inst. June 7 (D.R.). On April 16, 
1435, he was ord. a Sub-deacon in the church of Termonfechin (D.R.). 

1440 — Donald O'Dowyn appears (D.R.). He is deceased in 1533, when the 
Rectory and Vicarage were united. 

1533— Manus McBirgy, or MeBirky appears as R. and V. {D.R.). 

1537 — Edmund Iconne binds himself for the firstfruits Feb. 12. {Ann. Hib., 

14). See aonoe. 
1615— Thomas Hartford, coll. May 27 {R.V. 1622); held this parish with 

Lissan ; became afterwards V. Termonfechin, q.v. 
1628— William Chesman, B.A., inst. to Desertlyn and Lissan Sep. 5 (F.F.T.), 

inducted Sep. 19; is R. in 1633 ; ord. D. and P. by John, Bishop of Sodor, 

in 1616 (R.V. 1633). It is said that he was murdered in 1641. 

[1659 — John Abernethy was Commonwealth Minister here on the tithes 
(Commw. Papers P.R.O.). In 1660 " Desertlyn and part of Lissan was 
possest by one Abernathie put in by the Presbyterians " {Eccl. CoUn., 
Bundle 40.75 P.R.O.). He seems to have been ejected in 1660-1 for 
non-conformity ; but is Presbyterian Minister here in 1689 (Reid II, 591)]. 

1663— John Topham, coll. R. Desertlyn and Lissan June 19 {F.F.T.), 
T.C.D. LL.D. 1666. 

1666— William Warren, coll. R. Desertlyn and Lissan Feb. 21 (F.F.T.) ; 
became on July 15, 1669, Preb. Loughgall, q.v. 

1669— George Walker, D.D., coll. R. Desertlyn and Lissan July 16 (F.F.T). 

See Donoughmore. 
1690 — William Nelson seems to have succeeded on Walker's death at the 

Boyne. He res. in 1691 (D.R.). See Donoughmore. 

1691— Richard Crump, M.A., coll. R. Desertlyn and Lissan and Donough- 
more, May 19 (D.R.) ; res. in 1695. See nest entry and Carlingford. 

1695— Adam Usher, M.A., coll. R. Desertlyn and Lissan Feb. 27 (D.R.), 
exchanging R. Termonmaguirke with R. Crump for these parishes. He 
was the son of Sir William Usher, Knt., of Bridgefoot-st., Dublin, by 
his 2nd wife Ursula St. Barbe (see Ussher Pedigree, in Elrington's Life of 
Vssher, and Ball Wright's Usaher Memoirs, p. 155) ; b. 1650, eat. T.C.D. 

222 Parish of Desebtlyn, Eectors and Vicars, &c. 

1665 ; M.A. 1672. He seems to have been a great pluralist, for we find 
him R. Termonmaguirke 1671-95; R. Kilmore (Meath) 1675; Preb. 
Stagonil (St. Patrick's, Dublin) 1678-80 ; R. Ardstraw (Derry) and R. 
Qontarf, (Dublin) 1680-1713; Archdeacon of Qonfert 1702-13. He m. 
in 1676 Rebecca, dau. of Gilbert Wye, and sister of Rev. Mossom Wye 
(see Drogheda). She d. 8 Aug., 1695, and was bur. in St. Michan's 
10 Aug. 1695. [Cotton confuses her death with her husband's death.] 
He had several children (see Pedigree), including William, who succeeded 
him here. He d. in 1713, and was bur. in St. Paul's, Dublin. 

1712/3— William Usher, M.A., son of his predecessor, coll. R. Desertlyn 
and Lissan Jan. 14 {D.R.). See Derrynoose. 

1730— William Martin, coll. R. Desertlyn and Lissan May 2 {D.R.). He 
was R. Drumglass and Tullaniskin 1723-30, and probably was the W. M. 
(Sch. T.C.D. 1701 ; B.A. 1702), who was Vicar choral in 1702 (see p. 
79). He d. in 1758. 

1758— Theodore ♦Martin, coll. R. Desertlyn on Aug. 9 (D.R.). A son of 
preceding ? T.C.D. B.A. 1752 ; M.A. 1762 ; C. Desertlyn and Lissan 
1753. A description of his armorial bearings is in the P.R.O. among 
the Pari. Bet., dated Oct. 18, 1777. He d. in 1822. 

1822— Francis Gervais, coll. Mar. 27 (D.R.). He was the only son of Peter 
G., of Cecil, Co. Tjrrone, by Elizabeth, 4th dau. of Rev. Samuel Close, 
Preb. Tynan ; T.C.D. B.A. 1795 ; M.A. 1800 ; was Preb. Inver, Raphoe, 
1798-1802; V. Carlingford 1803-16; R. Tartaraghan 1816-20; R. Clon- 
feacle 1820-2. He res. Desertlyn in 1828, exchanging with Hon. J. P. 
Hewitt for R. Drummully (Clogher) ; was R. Drumfcrin 1841-9 ; m. in 
1807 Catherine Jane, dau. of Michael Tisdall, of Charlesfort, Co. Meath, 
and d. 6 Oct., 1849, leaving issue Francis John, Elizabeth m. 7 July, 
1829, to Rev. J. P. Hewitt, and Catherine. 

1828— Hon. John Pratt Hewitt, B.A., inst. Nov. 1 {D.R.). He was the 
2nd son of James, Viscount LifEord, Dean of Armagh, and was b. on May 
26, 1796; ord. P. 1819; P.C. BaUymoyer 1819-23; held R. Drummully 
(Clogher) 1823-5, exchanging with Rev. F. Gervais (see above) ; also P.C. 
Grange 1823-5; m. in 1819 (1) Juliana, dau. of Alexander Hamilton 
and had issue (see Peerages) ; (2) in 1829 Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. F. Gervais, 
and had issue, including Rev. John Jas., R. of TefiEont Ewyas, Salisbury. 
He res. Desertlyn on May 25, 1874, and d. Jan. 5, 1880. 

1874— William Sparrow, inst. July 31 (D.R.), the son of Joseph S., b. m 
Co. Wicklow, ent. T.C.D. in 1853, aged 20 ; B.A. and Div. Test. 1858 ; 
M.A. 1871 ; ord. D. 1859 ; P. 1860 ; C. Shinrone 1859-60 ; C. Carlingford 
1860-5 ; R. Garvary 1866 ; C. Desertlyn 1866-74 ; d. in Nov., 1891. 

1891— John Robert McKim, inst. Dec. 17 (D.R.), Univ. of London Matr. 
1870; Intermed. Arts 1875; T.C.D. B.A. 1886; M.A. 1894; ord. D. 
1878 ; P. 1879 ; Math. Master Portora Royal Sch. 1876-9 ; C. Drumglass 
1879-82 ; Dioc. Curate and Inspector of Rel. Educ. 1882 ; R. Ballyclog 
1888-91 ; Member of Diocesan Council, and General Synod, Hon. Sec. 
Diocesan Board of Religious Education. 


1753— Theodore Martin, Lie. Mar. 16 (D.R.). See Rectors and Vicars. 

1797— Charles Oulton, Lie. July 17 (D.R.). 

1804— James Campbell, Lie. Aug. 23 (D.R.). See Forkill. 

1806— William Mauleverer, B.A., Lie. Sep. 27 (D.R.). See Prebs. Tynan. 

1816— Richard Olpherts, Lie. Sep. 27 (D.R.). See Charlestown. 

1819-34— Thomas Undsay, Lie. July 27, 1819 (D.R.). See Tamlaght 

1838-9— M. Enraght (Par. Beg.). 

Parish of Desertlyn, Curates and Notes. 223 

1834— Edward Walsh (Par. Reg.). 

1841— Richard Johnston, B.A. See Kilmore. 

1842-3 — Robert King, B.A. ; author of Church History of Ireland, The 

Primacy, etc. 
1843-4— Edmund Maturin, B.A. See Aghavilly. 
1844— George Morgan, B.A., Lie. June 4 (D.E.) ; afterwards V. Edlmgton 

(Line.) 1875. 
1847— Charles Brodericli Swayne, M.A., Lie. Oet. 15 (D.R.). 
1849— Arthur Percival [Par. Reg.). T.C.D. B.A. and Div. Test. 1844 ; ord. 

D. 1846 ; P. 1848 ; held a Curacy in Belfast ; became V. Woolfardisworthy 

1865-8 ; C. Penhow (Monmouth) 1875-80 ; C. SpernaU (Wore.) 1880-1 ; C. 

GUlingham 1881-3 ; C. Kirkby Muxloe 1883 ; R. Wakerley 1900. There 

is an entry of bap. of Jane Russell Pereival (dau. of Rev. Arthur and 

Emilie Caroline Pereival), b. Sep. 24, 1849. 
1851-9— Augustine Fitzgerald, B.A., Lie. May 2, 1854 (D.R.). See Deans. 
1852— J. Henry {Par. Reg.). 
1859— James Greatorex, B.A., Lie. Nov. 15 {D.R.). 
1861— Adrian Henry Lutman, M.A., Lie. Sep. {D.R.), afterwards V. Oborne, 

Sarum, 1883. 
1865— Andrew TyrreU Labatt, B.A., Lie. Jan. 10 (D.R.). 
1866-74— William Sparrow, B.A., Lie. Sep. 14 (D.R.). See Rectors. 
1891-2— Samuel Fenton, B.A. See Ballyclog. 

Desertlyn=0*Lynn's Hermitage. In 1622 "church almost finished. "(iJ. F.) 
This is the old church of Desertlyn, long since in ruins, the churchyard of 
which is now vested in the District Council of Magherafelt. By an order 
m Council, dated Dee. 24, 1767, the site of the parish church was changed 
to Moneymore, where it was built by the aid of a gift of £424 from the 
Board of First Fruits. A new church was built about 50 yards away in 
1832, in the Norman style of architecture at a cost of £6,000 borne by the 
Drapers Company. It was dedicated to St. John, and consecrated on 
Aug. 29, 1832 {D.R.). It was afterwards improved in 1868. The old 
church and churchyard of Moneymore are vested in the District Council. 

In R.V., 1633, the following note occurs: — "Londoners have the 
land ; convenient [for Lissan and Desertlyn] to be united." They were 
united up to 1758. 

In 1766 there were 134 Protestant and 34 Roman Catholic families 
here, names being given {Pari. Ret.). 

There was a glebe house in 1768, but another seems to have been built 
in 1830 at a cost of £1,374 178. 5d. The value of the R. m 1633 was £25, 
in 1869 £610 16s. Od. For a reference to Moneymore Castle, see Pynnar's 
Survey and L.T.D. 

The Communion Plate includes 2 Chalices, 1 Paten, 1 Flagon and 2 
Plates, all silver and each inscribed : " This piece of Sacramental plate 
is part of a service presented to the Worshipful Company of Drapers of 
London for the use of the Church of St. John in the parish of Desertlyn, 
erected by them at Moneymore, by the late James Bridger, Esq., who was 
Master of the Company at the time of the Consecration of the Church on the 
29th day of August, 1832, and was present with other members of a Depu- 
tation of the Company on that occasion," with the arms of the Company 
and the motto : " Unto God only be honour and glory " and date " 1837." 
There is also a silver Chalice, not inscribed. 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention Order : 
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1797. 

224 Parish of Diamond, Perpetual Curates, &c. 

DIAMOND.— (Co. Armagh.) 

1867— Edward Gabbett, Lie. Nov. 23 (D.R.), son of Joseph G., of Dublin, 
by Miss Litton, sister of Master Litton ; T.C.D. B.A. 1852 ; M.A. 1855 ; 
Div. Test. 1856 ; ord. D. 1856 ; P. 1858 ; C. Kilmore 1856-9 ; C. CoUon 
1861-2 ; res. Diamond for V. Bruree (Lim.) 1869-72 ; R. Groom 1872 ; 
Treas. Lim. Cathedral 1883-91 ; Chanc. Limerick 1891-04 ; Archdeacon 
of Limerick 1904 ; m. Ellen, dau. of Rev. Cecil Smyly, V. of Carlingford. 
His son Edward of LC.S. m. a dau. of Lieut.-Col. Robert J. Knox, of 
Ballytobin, Co. Kilkenny. 

1869— Alexander Irwin, Lie. Dec. 24 {D.R.) ; res. in 1872 for Annaghmore. 
See Prebs. Tynan. 


1872— John Stokoe, inst. Sep. 27 {D.R.) ; ord. D. 1870 ; P. 1872 ; C. Lisna- 
dill 1870-2 ; res. Diamond July 2, 1873 ; became C. St. Luke's, Cork, 
1874-80 ; R. Drimoleague 1880-1 ; Sec. C.M.S. for South of Ireland 1881-8. 

1874— William Johnston, inst. by the Primate on lapse Dec. 23 {D.R.), 
son of Rev. Wm. J., b. in England, ent. T.C.D., 1844, aged 18 ; B.A. 
1848 ; M.A. 1864 ; ord. D. 1849 ; P. 1850 ; C. Maguiresbridge 1849-53 ; 
C. St. James', Bristol, 1853-6 ; C. Thomhaugh 1856-9 ; Chap. Brislington 
Ho. Asyl. 1860-70 ; Chaplain Ship Ch., Ipswich, 1870-2 ; C. Bp. Wear- 
mouth 1872-4 ; res. Diamond in 1880 ; V. Shetland (Norwich) 1882. 

1880— Pierce Cohey, inst. by Primate on lapse Sep. 13 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 
1877 ; C. Loughmoe (Cashel) 1876 ; C. Thurles 1876-9. 

1882— James Madden Ford, B.A., inst. Oct. 10 {D.R.) ; res. in 1885 for R. 
Mullaglass, q.v. 

1885— David McCIave McFerran, inst. Aug. 7 {D.R.) ; b. in 1857 at New- 
townhamilton, educated at Newry Sch. and Dundalk Grammar School, 
T.C.D. B.A. 1878 ; Div. Test. 1880 ; M.A. 1883 ; B.D. 1891 ; ord. D. 
1880 ; P. 1881 ; C. Drumcree 1880-2 ; C. Clones 1882-5. 


Diamond was established as a Perpetual Curacy out of Drumcree and 
Kilmore parishes on 13 July, 1867. Divine Service was held for some years 
in a schoolhouse or hall. It was licensed as a church for Divine Service 
on 7th June, 1892, and licensed for Marriages in April, 1907. The parish 
is also spoken of as Grange O'Neiland, because the townland of Grange 
O'Neiland was originally a Grange of the old Abbey of Newry — where 
probably a com market was held. It belonged to the exempt jurisdiction 
of Newry and Mourne, and until a few years ago for Marriages, Grange 
T.L. was seemingly a part of the parish of Newry ! There is no burial- 
ground attached to the church. The celebrated Battle of the Diamond 
took place near here. 

The plated Chalice and Paten is inscribed : " Grange O'Neiland Church, 
1853," and the plated Flagon : " Grange O'Neiland Church, 1889.". 

Records extant : — In P.R.O. Baptisms 1848-77. In Incumbent's 
possession : Baptisms from 1877, Vestry Books from 1876, Preacher's 
Books from 1869. Map of Parish in possession of Mr. R. Taylor. 

Parish of Donaghenry, Rectors, 1367-1673. 225 
DONAGHENRY.— (Co. Tyrme.) 

1367— Peter O'Kerbyllan [O'CaroIan], inst. June 5 (D.R.). See Chancellors 
and Derryloran. 

1407— Thomas O'Neyll res. this year (D.R.). 

1407— John O'Luehan, inst. Dec. 30 (D.R.). 

1440— Patrick McKathmayll appears {D.B.) ; also R. Clonoe. 

1451— Ysaac O'Cullean appears [D.R.) ; also R. Clonoe. 

1506 — Toruletus appointed by Papal provision, being illegitimate 

{Ann. Hib. 25). 

1537— Edmund Iconne binds himself for the firstfruits (Ann. Hib. 15). 
See Clonoe. 

1603— George Lee, F.T.C.D. See Arboe and aonoe. "The Rector of 
Donaghenry was the parson of Clonoe " {Ult. Inq.). 

1614— William Daliel, Dyal, or Daniell, inst. Dec. 14 on pres. of Andrew, 
Lord Castlestewart, inducted same day (R. V. 1633). According to the 
R.V. 1633 he was "in a.d. 1615 [? 1613] admitted by the Presbytery 
of Dunfermline to the function of a Minister at the parish chm-ch of 
Ervell by the imposition of hands according to the form and use of the 
Church of Scotland." The dat« 1615 cannot surely be correct, for he 
would scarcely have been first instituted to the R. and then have crossed 
to Scotland for ordination. There are other cases in which the dates 
in R.V. 1633 are wrong, owing probably to copyists. Daliel received 
the grant of a glebe in 1628 (P.R.). 

1639— George Dunbar, inst. Jan. 21 {F.F,R. has 1638-9). According to 
F.F.T. he was again inst. on 30 March, 1640. He was R. Donaghpatrick 
(Meath) Mar., 1638-9, and R. Trubly 5 May, 1635 (F.F.R.). The M.L. 
of George Dimbar, M.A., and Mary Sewell, Dublin, is dated 9 July, 1633. 
He was the son of George Dimbar, Master of His Majesty's School of 
Woods, Dublin (App. 9 Rep. Hist. MSS. Com. on Ormonde MSS., p. 171). 
He appears to have been a Minor Canon of St. Patrick's, Dublin, in 1639 
(C.f . II, 196). 

1656 — Humphrey Leigh is Commonwealth Minister here and at Dungannon 
at £120 per aimum. He was Minister in Londonderry at £100 in 1650 
and at Ballymackelly just before he removed to Donaghem-y. On 24 
July, 1656 he received £50 by way of arrears on accoimt of his salary 
at Derry for the half-year from 28 June last to 24 Dec. next (Vol. A/2 
Issues of motley ; Commw. Papers P.R.O., p. 291). On 31 July, 1656, he 
is Minister in Co. Tyrone, and received £20 to pay his travelling expenses 
in a preaching tour in that County (idem, p. 299). He got a grant to 
build a house on the glebe lands of Donaghenry, 14 July, 1657 (Vol. ^/25 
Money Issues out of Tythe, p. 61) and a grant of £30 to repair his house 
there, 18 Dec, 1657 (idem). He was in Donaghenry till 1660 ; see also 
Drumglass ; became in 1663 R. Ballyclog (q.v.). 

1662— William Harrison, inst. Oct. 16 (F.F.T.), probably the W.H. who 
was Commonwealth Minister at Tandragee (see Ballymore) in 1657. 
One W.H. was Vicar-Choral of Cork in 1674. 

1673— James Semple, inst. May 1 (F.F. T.). He was the son of Rev. Andrew 
Semple, was b. at Letterkenny and ent. T.C.D. as a Sizar Mar. 25, 1658, 
aged 17, ord. P. 20 Dec, 1663. He was V. Errigle Trough and V. Donogh 

226 Parish of Donaghenrv, Rectors, 1673-1817. 

1664-8 (Shirley'8 Monaghan, p. 293) ; R. Errigle Keerogue 1667-78, holding 
the latter with Donaghenry. 

1678— William Browne, inst. Jan. 10 {F.F.T.). On Sep. 14, 1681, a Com- 
mssion was appointed to hear and determine certain articles exhibited 
against him for simony (D.B.) 

1687 — Moses Davis, pres. by Robert Houston May 7 {D.R.), (coll. June, 
1688, according to F F.T.). He was the son of Jolin D., was b. in Co. 
Wicklow, and ent. T.C.D. as a Sizar on Dec. 2, 1677, aged 16 {Reg. T.C.D.). 
He was in the Siege of Derry { Wiiherow, p. 256). He res. in 1692. 

1692— Andrew Strong, M.A., pres. by John Houston, inst. Feb. 25 {D.R.) ; 
d. in 1719. 

1719— John Vaughan, inst. April 15 (D.R.), b. 1671 ; T.C.D. B.A. 1704 
or 1701 ; M.A. 1707 ; ord. P. Mar. 4, 1705. He was son and heir of Rev. 
George V., Treasurer of Dromore (the friend of Bp. Jeremy Taylor), 
ancestor of the family now seated at QuiUy, Co Down (B.L.G.), and 
represented by Rev. G. H. Vaughan, M.A., Rector of St. Michan's, Dublin. 
He was C. LoughgiUy in 1704 ; C. Dundalk 1705 ; res. Donaghenry 
and became, like his father, Treas. Dromore, May , 1721. He m. 23 
May, 1730, Anne, sister of Ralph Lambert, Bishop of Dromore ; bought 
an estate and d. in 1745 (C.F. Ill, 301). His eldest son Ralph, aged 18, 
ent. T.C.D. Jan. 29, 1725/6, and was educated at Dundalk under Mr. 
Gamett ; and his 2nd son and successor, George, who was b. at Dundalk in 
1709, ent. T.C.D. May 11, 1727 (Reg. T.C.D.). The P. Will of Rev. John 
Vaughan, of Dromore, dated 28 Sep., 1742, was proved in Feb., 1744/5. 
He desired his body to be buried in the vault of the church of Dromore. 
Mentions his wife Ann, his son George, his dau. Alice, and her husband, 
John Corry, his grand-dau. Ann Corry and grandsons John and Isaac 
Corry and George Vaughan, his niece Catherine Brush and his sister 
Dawson. Left £20 to the poor of Dromore ; wife exor. 

1721— Samuel Close, pres. by John Houston, inst. May 18 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. 
Sch. 1702 ; B.A. 1704 ; M.A. 1707. He was the 2nd son of Richard Close, 
of Lisnegarvey (Lisburn), b. April, 1686 ; m. in Dec, 1721, Catherine, 
dau. of Capt. James Butler by Dame Margt. Maxwell, widow of Sir 
Robert Maxwell, of Ballycastle. He left a son Maxwell, who was ancestor 
of the Drumbanagher Closes, and 4 daus ; d. in 1742. 

1742 — Hon. Charles Caulfield, pres. by John Houston and John Moore, 
inst. Dec. 15 {D.R.). See Arboe, which he held with Donaghenry till 1768. 

1768 — Alexander Staples, M.A., pres. by John Staples and James Caulfield, 
and inst. Mar. 9 {D.R.) ; res. in 1780 for Termonmaguirke. See Donough- 

1780 — Joseph Story, pres. by John Staples and James Caulfield May 27, 
inst. June 18 {D.R.). He was the son of Ven. Joseph Story, Archdeacon 
of Kilmore (who d. Dec. 17, 1767) and grandson of Dr. J. Story, Bp. of 
KUmore; T.C.D. B.A. 1770; M.A. 1776. He res. Donaghenry 1781 
for R. Castlerahan 1781-94, and was R. Templeport and Drumreilly 
1794-1810. The P. Will of Rev. Joseph Story, of Bingfield, Co. Cavan, 
was proved in 1810. 

1781 — Thomas Coombe, pres. by John Staples and James Caulfield May 
28, inst. May 31 {D.R.) ; res. Mar. 29, 1796. 

1796 — Samuel Blacker, M.A.. pres. by John Staples and James Caulfield, 
mst. Oct. 5 (D.R.) ; res. in 1817 for Tynan. See Preb. MuUabrack. 

1817 — Francis Laurence Gore, pres. by John Staples and James Caulfield, 
son of George Gore " generosus," b. in Queen's Co., ent. T.C.D. as a 
Pensioner July 2, 1792, aged 16 ; educated vinder Mr. Carey ; C. Tynan 

Parish of Donaghenry, Rectors, Vicars & Curates. 227 

1802; R. BaUycIog 1804-17; m. Penelope Ellis 1818; res. in 1840. 

1840 — James Geraghty, M.A., pres. by Sir Thomas Staples, Bart., inst. 
Nov. 24 (D.B.). Son of James G., of Dublin, banister, ex-Sch. T.C.D. ; 
ent. T.C.D. in 1828, aged 17, educated by Mr. Burnett ; B.A. 1833 : M.A. 
1836 ; ord. D. 1836 ; P. — ; res. in 1872 for C-in-charge Shutford, Oxford. 
The baptisms of his and his wife Elizabeth Echlin's children are recorded 
as follows : — Charles Echlin, b. July 4, 1847 ; Anne Louisa, b. Aug. 15, 
1848 ; Margaretta, b. 26 April, 1850, bur. Feb. 13, 1852 ; Edward Francis, 
b. 20 June, 1851 ; George, b. 20 May, 1854. 

1872— Henry Wray Young, inst. May 31 by the Primate on lapse (D.B.), 
son of John Y., Prof, of Mathematics ; ent. T.C.D. 1844, aged 18, b. in 
London ; B.A. and Div. Test. 1846 ; M.A. 1875 ; ord. D. 1846 ; P. 1847 ; 
C.ForkiU 1846-58 ; C. Ardee 1858-67 ; C. Kilieavy 1867-70 ; C. Donaghenry 
1871-2; m. (1) in 1852 Jane Hunt, dau. of Hunt Walsh Chambre, of 
Hawthorn Hill, Co. Armagh, who d. 31 Jan., 1882 ; m. (2) 23 July, 1884, 
Ida Charlotte, dau. of William French, of Ardsallagh, Meath. He d. in 

1896— Thomas James McEndoo, M.A., inst. April 30 {D.R.} ; res. in 1907 
for Drumglass, q.v. 

1907— Arthur Joseph Johnston, M.A., inst., but res. shortly afterwards. 
See Drumbanagher. 

1907— Klvas CoUingwood Brunsklll, inst. Dec. 31 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 
1885 ; Div. Test. 1886 ; M.A. 1890 ; ord. D. 1887 ; P. 1888 ; C. Urney 
(Cavan) 1887-9 ; C. Armagh 1889-91 ; R. Termonmaguirke 1891-07. 
Eldest son of late T. R. Brunskill, of Dublin, and brother of G. F. 
Brunskill, M.P. ; m. Mary, dau. of Rev. L. Richards, D.D., late R. of 
Drumglass, and has issue one son. 

1432— Donald O'Mukan is deceased this year (D.B.). 

1432— Patrick O'Culean, inst. Feb. 8 {D.E.). 

1440— Denis O'Loughran appears ; was living in 1462 {D.R.). 

It is probable that the Vicarage and Rectory were united soon after. 

1736— Francis Hamilton, Lie. Jan. 24 (D.R.). See Treasurers. 

1760— Andrew Irwin or Irvine, (Pari. Ret. 1767 and V.B.) T.C.D. Sch. 
1737 ; B.A. 1739. His P. WUl was proved in 1780, and he is probably 
the same as Alexander Irwin, who appears as Curate in 1773. 

1767— Alexander Staples {V.B.); became R. in 1768. 

1809— Thomas Twigg, Lie. Sep. 22 (Lib. Mun.). 

1830— Edward M. Stewart appears (Erck, 3rd ed.). 

1836— Thomas Neville Burgoyne, M.A., became C. Clonoe 1837. 

1837— William John Knox, Lie. Nov. 13 (? 1827). Robert Kyle Knox 
(now LL.D.), son of Rev. W. J. and Maria Letitia W. Knox, was b. 1 May, 
1837, and bap. at Donaghenry, also George Murray K. their son, b. 23 
April, 1839. Rev. W. J. Knox d. in 1839 and was bur. at Donaghenry, 
Nov. 13, 1839, aged 44 (Par. Reg.). He lived at Ardpatrick (L.T.D.). 

1837— Henry Stewart. See Charlemont. 

1845— John Joseph Jackson, B.A. See Ballinderry. 

1871-2— Henry Wray Young. See Rectors. 

1880-1— James Henry Gallagher, ord. D. 1877; P. 1879; C. Irvinestown 

1881-2— WUliam Whigham. See Clonoe. 

228 Parish of Donaghenry, Notes. 


Donaghenry =Domnach-Ihalnre— the church of the slope. It is also 
written Donaghendry, which Rev. C. K. Irwin, B.D., Diocesan Registrar, 
thinks is the proper spelling. One of the seven churches on the W. side 
of Lough Neagh, said in the Tripartite Life to have been founded by St. 

The church was " in building at Stewartstown " in 1622. Lewis 
{T.D. 1837) says " The church is situated in Stewartstown ; it was built 
in 1694 out of the forfeited impropriations [what ?] by order of William III, 
the old building at Donoghenry having been destroyed in the war of 1641 
and a lofty square tower and side aisles have recently [1822] been added." 
It is clear that Lewis is wrong in the words italicised. It was the building 
in Stewartstown that was destroyed in 1641 and rebuilt. The church at 
Stewartstown was, shortly after restoration, destroyed by fire on Feb. 5, 1877. 
The old churchyard of Donaghenry is now vested in Cookstown District 

An Inquisition of 1609 found that Donaghenry was a Rectory and 
Vicarage presentative, and that the parson of it was always parson of 
Clonoe, and that upon these two parsonages he was bound to keep a 

The Crown granted the advowson on Feb. 26, 1629, to Sir 
Andrew Stewart, afterwards Lord Castlestewart (but he seems to have had 
it in 1614). It was conveyed on Nov. 7, 1672, to William Houston, of 
Craigs, Co. Antrim, and his heirs ; and by the marriage of his 2 daus. (co- 
heirs), it vested in James Caulfield and John Staples and their heirs. 
At Disestablishment it belonged to Robert King, who received £3,121 18s 9d. 
compensation for its loss. The value of the R. in 1633 was £30 (R.V.) ; 
in 1767 £300 ; in 1869 it was £505 14s. 8d. 

The glebe was " inconvenient, a new [house] building " in 1622 {R. V.) ; 
present glebe house built 1811, at a cost of £1,349 7s. 5|d. 

In 1766 there were 69 Protestant families, including Rev. Edward Lill 
and Rev. Andrew Ervin (sic), 200 Dissenting families, including Rev. John 
White, Dissenting Minister, and 69 R.C. families, including Rev. Con 
O'Neill, priest ; the return includes the names of the householders {Pari. 
Ret.). In 1767 there were 2,400 Protestants and 808 Roman Catholics, 
" a glebe, no house. Rev. Sir. Irwin, Curate, here 7 years on £50 yearly, 1 
church, 1 Presbyterian Meeting House, both in repair ; 2 places for Romish 
worship, but no house thereon " {Pari. Ret.). 

The Communion Plate includes a silver chalice inscribed : " This 
Chalice was given to the use of the Church of Castle Stewart by Tho. Tilson, 
Esq. Anno 1702." A plated chalice inscribed : " Donaghendry Church, 
1864." A silver paten inscribed : " This Cover was given to the use of the 
Church at Castle Stewart by Tho. Tilson, Esq. Anno 1702." And a silver 
flagon inscribed : " Presented to Donaghendry Church by Jane Hunt Walsh, 
wife of the Rev. Henry Wray Yoimg, A.M., Incumbent of the parish, 1812." 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention Order : 
Baptisms 1734-68 and 1810-75, Marriages 1811-44, Burials 1811-75. 

Parish of Donoughmore, Rectors and Vicars. 229 
D0N0U6HM0RE.— (Co. Tyrom.) 

1389 — Thomas O'Lucheran, " R. of Dompnach, Dio. of Armagh," receives 
this year, extension of a dispensation, as son of a priest, to be ordained 
and hold a benefice and dignities, short of episcopal ; was " of noble race 
and a great combatant [expugnator] of schismatics in his Diocese," 
Ides Jan. (Cal. Pap. Lett. IV, 340). He is Canon 1397 and Dean in 1406. 
See Deans. 

1414 — John O'Lucheran deprived of this R. because he held it for more 
than a month with the parish of Aghalow, without dispensation (Cal. 
Pap. Lett. VI, 477). He was appointed Bp. of Connor in 1420, but d. 
before consecration in 1421 {Ann. Hih. 141). See below. 

1414— Denis O'Culean, Dean, coll. 5 Id. June (Cal. Pap. Lett. VI, 477). 

There is a law suit about the R. between him and John O'Lucheran (see 

Ann. Hib. 141). See also Deans. 
1421 — John O'Lucheran again. R. is vacant this year through his death 

(Ann. Hih. 2). 
1421 [? 1423] — Donatus O'Lucheran binds himself for the firstfruits, vacant 

through J. O'L's. death (Ann. Hih. 2). He d. Rector in 1427 (D.R.). 
1428 — Nellanus O'Lucheran binds himself for the firstfruits June 10 (Ann. 

Hih. 3), inst. Aug. 3 on the Pope's Provision, dated at Rome 12 Oct., 

1427 (D.R.). He seems to have res. in 1430. 
1430 — Dionisius O'Culean held the R. with the Deanery, according to ^nra. 

Hih. 4, for some years on 30 Oct. ; but see Denis O'Culean above. 

1430 — William O'Lucheran binds himself for the firstfruits, vacant by 
res. of Nellanus O'L. (Ann. Hib. 4). See Vicars. 

1441 — Denis O'Culean (again), the Dean, is inst. R. this year, Aug. \2(D.R.). 
Being this year allowed to hold this R. [of " Dominica Magna "] with 
the Deanery for which he had obtained the Pope's Letters, but being 
disturbed in possession of it by Geoffrey O'Luchan, who asserted himself 
to be the rightful Incumbent, the Primate asked John White, Official, 
to enquire into it, 7 Nov., 1441 (D.R.). 

1441— Geoffrey O'Luchan. See previous entry. 

1444 — Cristinus O'Lucharean (who had been Vicar from 1436 ?) binds 
himself for the firstfruits of the R., vacant " per modum nove provisionis " 
(Ann. Hib. 7). 

1534— Bernard O'Luchron binds himself for the firstfruits May 6 (Ann. 
Hib. 13.) 


1411— Nemeas O'Luchran was ordained, being then Vicar, on 19 Deo. 
by Arthur, Bishop of Clogher, in the Cathedral (D.R.). His family seems 
to have long monopolized this R. and V. 

1427 — Patrick O'Lucheran is deprived this year (Ann. Hib. 2), but he is 

again appointed the same year and binds himself for the firstfruits of the 

v., Nov. 24 (Ann. Hih. 2, 19). 
1436 — Christinus O'Lucheran, inst. Sep. (D.R.). Primate commissioned 

Arthur McKathmayll, his Commissary of the Deanery of Tullyhog to 

induct him Oct. 2 (D.R.). See Rectors. 
1440— William O'Loucheran appears ; is living in 1463 (D.R.). 

230 Parish of Donoughmore, Rectors and Vicars. 

1483— Donat O'Loucheran was R. and this year is deprived of the office of 
Rural Dean of Tullyhog (D.R.). 

1543— Malachy y'Donylie [O'Donnelly] deprived (D.R.). 

1543— Patrick O'Lucarwi, Inst. Sep. 18 (D.R.). 

The Vicarage and Rectory were united soon after. 

(gecfotg anb (Picate* 

1612— John Mony, coU. Aug. 1 {R.V. 1622) ; was again coll. 23 June, 1619 

{P.R. and F.F.R.). Was also R. Drumglasa in 1622 ; is deceased in 1624. 
1624— John Madder, pres. Sep. 8 (R.V. 1633). He was ordained " Minister 

and preacher by the Presbytery, 13 April, 1603," adm. and inst. R. 

Donaghmore 9 Sep., 1634, 1624 {sic) ; inducted 16 Sep., 1625 (T.C.D. 

copy of R.V.). Called also Mather, was R. Loughgilly (q.v.) 1613-28. 

John Cerdiffe, R. Desertcreat, in his Deposition says he was murdered 

by the Donnellys in 1641 {Dep. 1641 T.C.D.). See below. 
1625— George Synge, D.D., pres. by the Crown Aug. 11 (P.R.). See Lough- 


1628 — John Madder, M.A., appears again per res. Synge, and again adm. 
on 2 April, 1635 {P.R.). 

16— Richard Tennison. See St. Peter's, Drogheda. 

[1646 — Thomas Kennedy was Commonwealth Minister here {Commw. Pps. 
P.R.O.). The following inscription given in S.P.M.D., 1908, p. 472, 
but wrongly [Robert for Thomas) appears on a tablet at Garland Presby- 
terian Church : " Rev. Robt. Kennedy, the 1st Presbyterian Minister 
of Garland was settled in the Parish Church of Donaghmore a.d. 1646 ; 
was ejected for nonconformity 1662, officiated in Loghouse in the town- 
land of Garland 1668. Took refuge in Derry, became Minister in Scot- 
land, returned, and erected Garland Presbyterian church 1693, 
died 1714."] 

1662— George Walker, sen., D.D., inst. Mar. 2 (F.F.T.). See Chancellors 
and next. 

1674— George Walker, jun., D.D., inst. Sep. 9, 1674 {F.F.T.). He was 
the son of his predecessor. Rev. George W., D.D., Chancellor (see Chanc- 
ellors) by his wife Ursula Stanhope, was b. in Co. Tyrone in 1618 and 
educated at Glasgow University. We find him getting a legacy of a 
mourning ring in the Will of Thomas Chambers, Armagh, in 1664. On 
July 16, 1669, he was inst. R. Lissan and Desertlyn. He m. Isabella 
Maxwell, of Finnebrogue [Will proved 1706]. He became prominent 
as the leader of the Loyalists in the celebrated Siege of Derry, and was 
designated to the Bishopric of Derry by William III., but was killed, 
before he was consecrated, at the Battle of the Boyne. His widow, 
some years later, brought what were believed to be his remains to 
Donoughmore where they were buried, and erected a tablet to his memory 
in the church ; inscription given in Jour. S.P.M.D. It is said, I 
believe, on excellent authority, that when th.i church was being repaired 
during the incumbency of Rev. Thomas Carpendale, he, fearing lest — 
when party spirit was running high — the Roman Catholics should 
steal Walker's bones, removed them to the glebe and kept them 
under his bed until the repairs were completed ! Walker had several 
children. His son John in 1 707 received a pension of £200 a year, which 
was terminated in 1717 by a grant of £2,000 [was it paid ?] , he became 
Collector of Customs at Dundalk. His dau. Anne m. William Maxwell, 
of Falkland (see Peerage and B.L.O.). Walker was the author of several 

Parish of Donoughmore, Rectors and Vicars. 231 

pamphlets, etc, on the Siege of Derry. His life has been written more 
than once. See Dwyer's Siege of Londonderry ; Graham's Ireland 
Preserved ; also D.N.B. and Hist, of Kilsaran, p. 68. 

1690 — William Nelson, coll. R. Desertlyn, Lissan and Donoughmore ; {D.R.) 
T.C.D. Sch. 1673 ; B.A. 1681 ; M.A. 1684 ; Minor Canon St. Patrick's, 
Dublin, 1681 ; Vicar-choral do. 1682 ; Preb. Castropetri (KUdare) 1687-99. 
Seems to have res. parishes in Armagh in 1691 ; Preb. Lackeen 1693 ; 
bur. in St. Patrick's, Dublm, 3 July, 1699 (Reg. St. Patrick's). 

1691— Richard Crump, M.A., inst. May 19, res. 1699. See Carlmgford. 

1699 — Edmund Arwaker, M.A., inst. Mar. 5 (D.R.), res. in 1712, exchanging 
with T. Wadman for Preb. Drumholm. See Archdeacons. 

1712— Thomas Wadman, mst. Dec. 3 {D.E.), the son of John W., b. at 
Carrickfergus, ent. T.C.D. June 6, 1678, aged 19 ; Sch. 1681 ; B.A. 1683 ; 
B.D. 1696 ; was Head Master Royal School, Armagh, 1684-90 ; R. Desert- 
creat and Kildress 1690-4 ; V. Dundalk and Haggardstown, R. Heynes- 
town and R. Loughgilly 1694-1703 ; Preb. Clondehorkey and R. TuUy- 
augnish (Raphoe) 1703; Preb. Drumholm 1704-12; held Donoughmore 
till 1720. His widow Dorothy lived at Drogheda 1724-44. 

1720— Nathaniel Whaley, M.A., inst. (D.R.) ; res. in 1730. See Armagh. 

1730/1— Richard Vincent, coll. Jan. 7 (D.R.); T.C.D. B.A. 1733; M.A. 
1736 ; d. in 1774. He m. a Miss Whaley, and had two daus. (see p. 114), 
He was probably the eldest son of Richard V. who was Preb. 
Devenish 1738-58 and R. Monaghan 1758-64 ; and who by his P. Will, 
made 21 June, 1764, proved 4 Aug. following, left all his property to his 
wife Ann ; mentions his eldest son Richard, hit late brother Thomas V. 
— who with him was a beneficiary under the Will of Bp. John Stearne, 
of Clogher. 

1775— George Evans, coll. Mar. 11 {D.R.), 2nd son of Edward E., of Kil- 
kenny. Either T.C.D. Sch. 1735 and B.A. 1737, or B.A. 1737 ; M.A. ? 
R. Killyman 1758-75, where a tablet was erected to his memory. See 
TuUaniskin. He d. in 1807, aged 93. He m. Priscilla, dau. of Robert 
Armitage, of Liverpool, and had (1) Rev. Robert, (2) Edward of Gort- 
merron House (3) Mary, m. Rev. A. G. Stuart. His P. Will 
was proved in 1807. He left £200 to the parish, two-thirds towards 
the support of Sunday Schools and one-third for the poor. 

1807— William Bissett, M.A., colL Aug. 20 (D.R.) ; res. for Loughgilly 

1812. See Chancellors. 
1812— Alexander Staples, cell. Mar. 9 (D.R.), son of Rev. Thomas S., R. of 

Derryloran, and younger brother of Right Hon. John S., of Lissan; T.C.D. 

B.A. 1761 ; M.A. 1764 ; C. Donaghenry 1767-8 ; " 1st Chaplam " [=styled 

Dean of Chapel Royal] to the Lord Lieutenant 1767-1815 ; R. Donaghenry 

1768-80; R. Termonmaguirke 1780-91; R. Derrynoose 1791-1812; m. 

Jane Wilson and had a son Rev. Thomas, C. Tynan, who was grandfather 

of Rev. A. S. Irwm, M.A., of Tamlaght. Rev. Alex. S. d. in 1824, aged 

85 years. 
1824— Thomas Carpendale, M.A., T.C.D. and Camb. ad eund. Coll. June 3 

(D.R.). He was the eldest son of Rev. Thomas C. (see Vicars Choral) ; 

ord. D. 1809 ; P. — ; was V. Carlmgford 1816-8 ; R. KClyman 1818-24 ; 

m. Miss Lucinda Bagwell and had 4 sons — John, [Capt.] Thomas, Percy 

and William Maxwell, now of Falkland, Dungannon, and 3 daus. 

Henrietta, Lucinda and Bella. He d. in 1865. 

1865— Benjamin Wade, coU. Sep. 2 (D.R.), son of Arthur W., b. in 
Dublin, 1815, ent. T.C.D. July 5, 1832, aged 17 ; Sch. 1835 ; B.A. 
(Gold Medallist Senior Mod. Ethics and Logics) 1838; M.A. 1858; 

232 Parish of Donoughmore, Rectors and Vicars, &c. 

ord. D. 1846; P. 1847; C. Kilmore 1846-7; C. Armagh 1847-58; R. 
Armagh 1858-65 ; Chancellor of Armagh 1872-90 ; R.D. of Aghalow ; 
res. Donoughmore Mar. 8, 1887 for Keeperahip of Armagh Public Library. 
He d. at the Library, Jan. 4, 1890, aged 74, and was bur. in Armagh 
Cathedral churchyard, where also lies bur. his wife Elizabeth [dau. of 
Samuel Law, Esq., of Hazelbank, near Banbridge] who d. at Palmers- 
ton road, Dublin, Mar. 13, 1895, aged 70. He had one son and ten 
daughters — (1) Jane, (2) Eliz. Mary, (3) Margaret Anna, (4) Anna 
Eleanor, (5) Georgina Constance, (6) Isabella Louisa, (7 and 8, twins) 
Mary Florence and Edith Octavia, (9) Augusta Josephine, (10) Eveleen 
Maude. His only son Arthur Law Wade, M.D., became Medical 
Superintendent of Somerset and Bath Lunatic Asylum, near Wells, and 
m. (1) Louisa Jane Ambler, and had two sons : Arthur Nugent, Curate 
of St. Stephen's Birmingham ; and Ernest Aughtry, training for Mission 
Field ; (2) Blanche Geraldine, sister of Lord St. Leonards, and had one 
son, Gerald Arthur The following is an inscription on a brass tablet, 
erected above the prayer desk in Castlecaulfield Church : " This Chancel | 
was decorated and this Tablet erected | in loving memory of | The Rev. 
Benjamin Wade | Rector of this parish from 1865 to 1887, | He was 
Rector of Armagh from 1858 to 1865, | was appointed Chancellor of the 
Diocese in 1872 | and Librarian in 1887. | He died January 4th 1890. 

1887— Benjamin Nicholson White-Spunner, inst. Mar. 25 (D.B.). He was 
the son of Thomas White, (who assumed the name of Spunner), by Sarah 
(m. 1835), dau. of Stephen N. Barker, of Denmark Hill, Camberwell 
(who was son of Benj. White, Colonel Tipperary Militia, by Eliza, dau, 
of Thomas Spunner, of Milltown Park, Shinrone, King's Co.); T.C.D. 
B.A. 1861 ; Div. Test. (2) 1864 ; M.A. 1864 ; ord. D. 1864 ; P. 1865 ; C. 
Clonenagh 1864-70 ; C. St. John's, Belfast, 1870-2 ; C. St. Luke's, Belfast, 
1873-80; C. Loughgall 1881-6; m. Letitia, dau. of — Sandes and 
had two sons, Charles and Benjamin. His 2nd dau. Sophia Elizabeth 
m. Rev. R. J. Merrin, M.A., now Rector of Ballivor. His youngest dau. 
Emily m. Wm. Raymond Clark, J.P., of Shinrone. There are several 
memorials to him in Castlecaulfield Chiirch to which he left 
£800 in cash and £203 Bank of Lreland Stock— on condition that the 
Weekly Celebration of Holy Communion, which he commenced, be con- 
tinued ; d. Dec. 14, 1891. In Ballivor church, Co. Meath, there are two 
memorials to him — viz.. Brass Altar RaUs, with insc. : " To the glory of 
God and in memory of Rev. B. N. White-Spunner. The gift of Rev. 
R. J. and Jlrs. Merrin, December, 1892 " ; and Brass Eagle Lectern : 
" To the glory of God and in memory of Rev. B. N. White-Spunner, M.A., 
Rector of Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone. The gift of his loving children 
Isabel, Emily and Benjamin." 

1892— FordeTichborne, M.A., inst. Feb. 20 (D.R.); res. in 1900for Tynan, q.v. 

1900— John Robert Sides, inst. Aug. 13 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1888; M.A. 
1901 ; ord. D. 1888 ; P. 1889 ; C. Glenavy 1888-91 ; R. Qoghemy 1891- 
1900 ; m. and has issue, including Rev. J. R. Sides, B.A., R. Burt (Derry), 
Rev. R. W. Sides, B.A., and Rev. N. St. G. Sides, B.A. (see Vicars Choral). 


1622— Danyell Bacanus, preacher, at £20 (R. V.). 

1720— Richard Vincent, Lie. Dec. 19 {D.R.). See Rectors. 

1747— Lindsay Dobbin, Lie. and ord. D. Aug. 17 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1736 ; 

is C. in 1766 at £50 (V.B.) ; is also C. Clonfeacle 1754-9. 
1795— William Smith, Lie. Nov. (D.R.), is C. in 1812. See BaUyclog. 
1818— Charles Wolfe, Lie. June 16 at £25 (D.R.). See Ardtrea, p. 110, 

Parish of Donoughmore, Curates and Notes. 233 

also Ballyclog, p. 127. Ord. P. on Letters Dismissory by Bishop of 

Kilmore, 11 June, 1818. 
1823— Ambrose Smyth, B.A., Lie. July 29 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1820. 
1825— Robert Eraser, Lie. Aug. 4, 1825 (D.B.). 
1842— John William Henry IVIolyneux, Lie. Mar. 22 {D.B.). 
1843-9— Richard Johnston, M.A., Lie. Dec. 12, 1843 (D.R.). See Kilmore. 
1847-65— Robert Hamilton, Lie. Jan. 12, 1847 (D.R.). See Drumeree. 
1873-4— Francis Wingfleld King, Lie. Sep. 29, 1873 (D.R.). 
1875— Edward Whitty. See Charlemont. 
1889-91 — Richard James Merrin, 4th son of James M., of Dimdrum, Co. 

Dublin, b. May 28, 1866. Educated at Wesley College and T.C.D. ; 

B.A. 1887 ; Div. Test. (2) 1888 ; M.A. 1901 ; ord. D. 1889 ; P. 1890 ; res. 

C. Donoughmore for C. Kinnegad 1891-2 ; R. Killochonigan (Ballivor) 

1892 ; m. Sophia Elizabeth, 2nd dau. of Rev. B. N. White- Spunner, 

the Rector, and has issue one son and 2 daus. 


Donoughmore=Domnach-mor=::the great church. It is sometimes 
spelled Donaghmore as the Village is named. Donoughmore Abbey 
is said to have been founded by St. Patrick, where he placed St. Colum 
[" Cruimther Colum, priest of Domnach mor of Magh Inchlair," commemo- 
rated on June 14 — Marty. Doneg., p. 147], and which soon acquired ex- 
tensive grants of land and other valuable possessions and continued to 
flourish till after 1172. In the Taxation of Pope Nicholas, 1291, it is said 
to have costly shrines possessed by the Culdees. " The ancient name was 
Ross glanda, from glan the name of a well." {Reeves M8S.). 

The Book of Armagh says (fol. 21 b.c.) that every church and place 
which " Dominicus [=Domnach=Lord'3] appellatur " belonged to the 
special Society of St. Patrick and his cathedral at Armagh ; hence we find 
the Culdees owned the impropriate rectory in 1542 {Ult. Inq. App. II) and 
that the Primate received 40/- rent out of 520 acres of the herenaeh land, 
and 6/8 for every bloodshed and a yearly cosherie if he came in person to 
his Visitation there (ibidem). The advowson was granted to the Primate 
by the Crown after the Reformation. 

In 1622 — " Church now built : no [glebe house] buildmg ; ye new 
glebe lying .... and ye old claimed by Lord Caulfield " {R.V.). The 
Inquisition already referred to, found that in 1542 there was " a house 
with a garden, called Farensagirt [priests land] belonging to the Vicar there." 
In 1633 the value of the R. was £100 {R. V.). 

There are now no traces of the ancient church or abbey, but it is ascertained 
to have stood a little north-east of the present village and to have contained 
a large and beautiful Celtic Cross of freestone, which is carved with Scriptural 
scenes, the sides with geometrical designs. The cross was thrown down 
and mutilated in 1641, and remained in that state until 1776, when Mr. 
Richard Vincent re-ereeted it in its present position at the head of the 
village of Donaghmore. It stands 16 feet high and apparently the central 
part is missing. There are photographs of it in the Dublin Museum. 

The present church at Castlecaulfield was built by William, Lord Charle- 
mont, in 1685, and consecrated on Sep. 9., 1687, being dedicated to St. 
Michael. It is in the Grecian style of architecture, except the south windows, 
which are later English, and were brought from the old church at Donough- 
more destroyed in 1641. It has been several times improved. 

Castlecatxlfield village was founded by Sir Toby Caulfield, afterwards 
Lord Charlemont, to whom James I granted the townland of Ballydonnell 
[the seat of the O'Donnellys] as it was then known in 1610. The Castle 
is now in ruins, but according to Pynnar (Survey), was in the 17th century 
" the fairest house in all these parts." In 1731 the Rector, Mr. Vincent 

234 Parish of Donoughmore, Notes. 

" is resident, hath a glebe and is building a parsonage house " (Pari. Ret.). 
The Glebehouse was built in 1737, and coat £968 19s. SJd. In the 1764 
Pari. Ret. there were 3,040 Protestants, 5,840 Roman Catholics and 8 
Quakers in the parish, " a glebe house in good repair, 1 church, 1 
Presbyterian meeting-house, 3 places for Romish worship and no house, a 
Popish friary and 6 friars in it." In 1766 the names are given of 531 
Protestant and 887 R.C. families, there were then 2 R.C. priests and 5 
" supposed friars " (Pari. Ret.). 

The Glebe is now rent "free, mainly through the liberality oi the late 
Colonel Ynyr Burges, D.L. 

Circa 1740 — Rev. R. Vincent gave 1 acre of his glebe for ever, and 19 
acres at a low rent and a subscription of £10 a year towards foimding a 
school at Castlecaulfield (Rep. of Incorp. Soc, Thorpe Coll.,Yo\.X., Nat. Lib.). 

The value of the living in 1764 was £700, in 1836 £1,331 2s. Od. nett, 
in 1869 £933 19s. 8d. 

The Perpetual Curacy of Donoughmore Upper was cut off from this 
parish in April, 1843. 

The Communion Plate — all silver — bears the following inscriptions : — 

(1) Flagon—" The gift of ye Honble. Capt. Toby Caulfeild to St. 
Michael's Church in Castlecaulfeild, Christmas, 1684. Nobile par fratrum 
sacrarunt hasce Lagenas." 

(2) Flagon — " The gift of ye Honble. Ensigne John Caulfield to " &c., 
as on the other flagon. 

(3) Chalice—" D.O.M. et in usum Eccl: Paroch: St. Mich: Castro 
Caulfeildensis, Guil: Caulfeild Vicomes Charlemont D.D.D. 1681." 

(4) Chalice—" The gift of the right Honble. Wm. Ld. Viscount Charle- 
mont to St. Michael's Church in Castle Caulfield, Easter Day, 1685." 

(5)— Patens (1) " Guil. Caulfeild Vicomes Charlemont." (2) " By the 
Lord Charlimont." The alms dishes are inscribed : " St. Michael's Church, 
Castle Caulfield, 1864." 

Mr. Garstin, F.S.A., remarks : — The Latin hexameter on this pair of 
flagons records that they were dedicated by a noble pair of brothers, Toby 
and John the 2nd and the youngest sons of William first Viscount Charle- 
mont. This inscription is an adaptation from that on one of the flagons 
of Trinity College, Dublin, which was long a puzzle. That bears the only 
known impression of the first Dublin Hall Mark, A. =1638. A flagon of 
London make had been presented by John Richardson, afterwards Bishop 
of Ardagh. Two brothers HiU presented a second to match, and inscribed 
on it a Latin hexameter — " Par fratrum pariles fecerimt esse lagenas," 
which may be rendered into doggrel English : — Edward and Moses, a pair 
of Brothers, made there a pair by giving this other." See Jackson's 
English Ooldsmiths, p. 541. 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention Order : 
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1777. In R.C.B. Office : Deed of 
Conveyance of additional ground Ir. 29p. for churchyard from Lord Charle- 
mont, 11 May, 1868. 


(pcvpeiuat Cxxxaiez. 

1844— Michael Kearney, B.A., Lie. Mar. 19 (D.R.) ; res. in 1850. See 

1850 — Thomas Rudd, B.A. (Oldham's Directory). 
1862— Benjamin Arthur Newcombe, Div. Test. 1848; ord. D. 1849; C. 

Pomeroy 1850-4; P.O. St. Mark's, Drogheda, 1857-62; m. in 1852 

Parish of Donoughmore Upper, Incumbents, &c. 235 

Elizabeth Maria Francis Wilhelmina Eccles, who d. in 1865 ; hia 2nd son, 
Rev. J. Dickson E. Newcombe, d. May 1, 1907. He res. Donoughmore 
in 1864. 
1867 — James MacNeece, Lie. Dec. 27. Was C-in-charge from 1864 ; res. in 
1872 for Clonfeacle (q.v.). 


1872— John Matthew Young, inst. Sep. 27 {D.R.) ; res. in 1874. See 

1874— John Raddifle, Lie. Mar. 2 (D.R.). 

1876— Robert Wilson Browne, Curate-in-charge, Lie. Oct. 13, 1880, inst. 

as Incumbent June 22, 1890 {D.R.), son of James B., b. in Dungannon ; 

T.C.D. B.A. and Div. Test. 1860 ; M.A. 1876 ; ord. D. 1860 ; P. 1862 ; 

C. Pomeroy 1862-4 ; P.C. Derrygortreavy 1865-73 ; R. Derrygortreavy 

1874-6 ; d. at Northland Row, Dungannon, Aug. 7, 1909, aged 74, interred 

in the new cemetery, Dungannon, 
1909— Henry Egerton, inst. Sep. 26 {D.B.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1901 ; Div. Test. 

(1) 1903; Heb. Prize 1903; ord. D. 1903; P. 1904; C. Urney (Cavan) 

1903-4; C. Ballymore 1906; C. Drumgoon 1904-6; C. Donoughmore 

Upper 1908. 


Donoughmore Upper was created a Perpetual Curacy out of Donough- 
more parish on April 1, 1843 ; — it included 25 townlands of that parish. 
The church, dedicated to St. Patrick, built in Donoughmore, was conse- 
crated on Sep. 3, 1842. The churchyard was consecrated on 6 Dec, 1865. 
A faculty for alterations was granted April 5, 1867. The Earl of Charle- 
mont conveyed 1 rood 29 perches in Drumreany for enlargement, and the 
church was re-consecrated after alterations on April 8, 1868. See alao 

Records bitant : — In P.R.O. : Baptisms and Burials 1842-77, 
Marriages 1842-4. Registers since then with Incumbent. In R.C.B. Office : 
Deed of Conveyance of Site for Church from Alexander M'Kenzie, Robert 
Blackall and the Primate on 20 Mar., 1838. Deed of Conveyance of Ground 
for Churchyard from Samuel W. Blackall, 29 Mar., 1858. Deed of Con- 
veyance of additional ground 1868. 

DROGHEDA (St. PETER'S).— (Co. Louth.) 

1206— Robert is " Chaplahi " of Drogheda (P.R. 32 Ed. III). 

1228— Henry de Florentin, or St. Florence, pres. by the Crown Nov 17 

(P.R. Eng., 13 Hen. IH, Vol. I, p. 229 ; and Cal. Doc. I, p. 245). 
1234— Gilbert is " Dean of Drocheda " {P.R. Eng. 1340). 
1250— David O'Brogan, Bishop of Clogher, is " Dean of Drogheda," the 

Collegiate Church having been raised into a Deanerj', was held by him 

(see Dalton's Drogheda, I, 14). 
1261— Walter is " Dean of Drogheda " (Pipe Roll, 45 Hen. III). 
1280— R. Brun, Vicar of Drogheda appears [Cal. Doc. I, p.338, May 13, 1280). 
1365 circa — Henry Paton, V., appears as executor to a Will in Primate 

Sweetman's Register, but the page is imperfect and no date is given. 

There was a Henry Paton appointed to the V. in 1454. Could the leaves 

236 Parish of St. Peter's, Drogheda, Vicars, 1369-1528. 

of the Register have got mixed before they were bound in the present 
condition, or were there two H. P's. Vicara of Drogheda ? 

1369— Richard Royse appears {P.R.). 

1389 — WUliam Brogan or Bragan, presentation confirmed by the king, 
June 9 ; but 2 days later Patent was revoked, because a plea was de- 
pendiug in the Court of Common Pleas (P.R. 13 Rich. II). 

1402 — Thomas Resell appears (see P.R. 4 Hen. IV, where he is called, in 
error, Alexander Resell) ; appears again in 1409 {D.R.). On Aug. 3, 
1410, he got a Royal Licence to study for 5 years at Oxford or Cam- 
bridge and to receive all the fruits of the V. (P.R. Eng.). On AprU 28, 
1425 he binds himself for the firstfruits of the Preb. of Swords. In 1428 
he receives a Papal Provision as Canon of Lincoln and Bachelor of Canon 
Law and Abbreviator of Papal Letters — Bishop of Meath to coll. him 
to St. Patrick's, Trym, after he has resigned it. Thomas was then V. 
St. Peter's, Drogheda, and Canon and Preb. of Asgarbyn [sic) in Lincoln 
and Clonmethan, Dublin [which he held from 1412], also Canon and Preb. 
Swords, value with the Archdeaconry of Kells and parish of Nobber 
not exceeding 400 marks [Cal. Pap. Lett. VIII, 58-60). He is dead on 
3 Id. March, 1429 {ibidem. SeeBp. Donnelly in JoMr. R.S.A.1. 1893, p.l33). 
Rosell sems to have res. the V. on or before 1415, however, for on June 
22, 1415, John White, R. of Drakestown, exchanged livings with Nicholas 
Tompset, V. of St. Peter's, Drogheda (D.R.). 

1415— Nicholas Tompset— see last— appears {D.R.). 

1415 — John White, pres. by Friar Adam Elmeley, Proctor in Ireland for 
the Prior and Convent of Llanthony, June 22 {D.R., but R. V. 1622 has 
July 22). He was probably the J. W., Archdeacon of Armagh 1429-30. 

1428 — Thomas Rosell appears again, as above. 

1429 — John Prene, J.U.B., coll. to the V. not exceeding 15 marks in value 
void by the death at the Apostolic See of Thomas Rosell, notwithstanding 
that he holds the V. Termonfechyn, 3 Id. March [Cal. Pap. Lett. VIII). 
He was V. Termonfechin from 1413. According to the statement of 
the Registrar of the Diocese at an Inquisition held at Drogheda, 7 Aug., 
1533, he was " inducted by command of the Primate who had collated 
him thereto " (D.R.). He became V. Drumcar, Archdeacon, and after- 
wards Primate. A John Prene was nominated to the Archdeaconry of 
Meath in 1398, but did not get possession. He was a Canon of Howth 
and of St. Margaret's in Lincoln, R. of a parish in York and of another 
in Canterbury, became R. Trim 1412, Dean of Dublin, and R. Balrothery 
and Papal Chaplain, and died on or before July, 1428 {Jour. R.8.A.I., 
1893, p. 133). 

1432— Nicholas Alexander appears {D.R.). Was R. Dromm 1411 ; R. 
Dunbin 1414 ; and R. Clonmore 1422 ; is d. in 1464 (D.R.). 

1454 — Henry Patten succeeds, being pres. by Friar Richard Disshewall, 
Canon Regular and Proctor for the Prior of Llanthony {D.R.). Was 
living in 1471 ; is Preb. of Kene 1463 {D.R.). See Henry Paton, 1365, 

1487 — Thomas Hunt, LL.B. appears. He was a Canon and OflScial Princi- 
pal of the Court of Armagh this year, and is also V. m 1497 {D.R.). 

1508 — Michael Goldyng appears, being also Official Principal of Armagh ; 
appears again as V. in 1519 ; was R. Dromin 1497 ; is d. in 1528 {D.R.). 

1528 — Reginald Drammyn, M.A., succeeds. He was inst. on 23 May by 
Thomas [Wolsey], Cardinal Priest of St. CecUia, Rome, Abp. of York, 

Parish of St. Peter's, Drogheda, Vicars, 1528-1655. 237 

Papal Legate and Chanc. of England, upon the pres. of the Prior of 
Llanthony {D.R.). 

1533— William Hamlin, or Hamlyn, inst. Aug. 9 (D.R.) ; Oxon. B.A. 1527 ; 
M.A. 1530. By an Inquisition, held on 7 Aug., the Vicarage was found 
" vacant by the death of Michael Oolding " [sic, D.R.). In M.B. 1550 
he is called " Rector of St. Patrick's, Drogheda," and is said to be non- 
resident. He is also mentioned in an Inquisition of 12 June, 1622, as 
living in May 1550. He was named in a Commission of the Peace for 
Drogheda and Louth in 4 & 5 Philip & Mary — i.e., 1556-7 (Fiants). He 
was V. Manfieldstown in 1546. 

1557— Walter Caddell appears (D.R.) ; d. in 1559. 

1559 — William Pomrell, inst. Aug. 18 by Terence Daniel, Dean, on the 
pres. of Thomas Lockwood, Dean of Ch. Ch., Dublin, Exor. of Sir Wm. 
Brabazon, Knt., deed., farmer of the late Priory and Cells of Colpe and 
Duleek, and their Rectories and Vicarages, under the Crown {D.R.). 
He was a member of New College, Oxford. He went from Drogheda to 
Louvain, where he became a great divine (Holinshed VI, 24 ; see also 
Wood's Fasti Oxon.). 

1618— John Wright, inst. Jan. 8 (F.F.T.). See Beaulieu. 

1620— Henry Leslie, D.D. .appears {R.V. 1622 and F.F.B.). See Preb. 
Mvdlabrack ; became Bishop of Down 1635. 

1634— Nicholas Barnard, D.D., pres. by the Crown Jan. 21 {P.R.), inst. 
Mar. 20 (F.F.T.). He was V. Kihronasartan (Kilmore) 1630; held St. 
Peter's with the Deanery of Kilmore; was F.T.C.D. 1633/4; appointed 
Preb. Dromara (Down) 3 July, 1637 (F.F.T.). He wrote a Life of 
Primate Usher, re- published London, 1856, and The Whole Proceedings 
of the Siege of Drogheda, 4to, pub. 1642. He res. Drogheda about Jan., 
1637, and d. in 1665. 

1637— George Baker, pres. by the Crown Jan. 23 (P.R.), inst. Feb. 10 
(F.F.T.); T.C.D. B.A. 1629; M.A. 1633; Fellow 1634; B.D. and D.D. 
1661. Was also made R. of Armagh (and Clonawle, Clonkerly and Bally- 
moyre 4 June) 1637. How long he held this V. is not known. He was 
made Treas. of Waterford 29 April, 1662 — probably holding it in com- 
mendam with the Bishopric of Waterford to which he was consecrated 
in 1661 ; he d. at Waterford, Nov. 13, 1665, and was bur. in his Cathedral 

[1649-50 — Richard Underwood, elk., was Chaplain to the troops at Drogheda 
in 1649-50, and escaped with his life when the town was taken {Carte MS8., 
18 May, 1649). 

The following are the names of Commonwealth Ministers who appear 
as performing duty from 1654-7 in the Parish Registers : — 
1654 /Joseph Water [? Trale]. 

Thomas Burton. A Thomas Burton was a V. at Port, Salterstown, 
to ietc, in 1622 (R.V. 1622). 

John Stokes. 

1656 \Thomas Bladen. " Robert Bladen, of Drogheda, a Minister of God's 
Word," has his banns of marriage with Catherine Turner published in 
St. Michan's, Dublin, in March, 1657 (Reg. St. Michan's, j). 56). He was 
m. to her on 24 Mar. (Par. Reg.). He is Minister in Drogheda in 1658 
(Par. Reg.), and a dau. was born to him there 14 May, 1659. 

1655 — Michael Briscoe was Minister here at £200 per annum (Commw. 
Pampers P.R.O.). He was probably M. B., son of Rev. Roger B. (see 

238 Parish of St. Peter's, Drogheda, Vicars, 1657-67. 

Ardee), who ent. T.C.D. as a Sizar on Jan. 26, 1641, aged 15 ; b. at Dundalk, 
educated at Ardee under Mr. Pat. McGrah {Reg. T.C.D.). He was in 
England in 1657. 

1657 — John Poore [ Power] performs a marriage ceremony as " Minister 
of God's Word," 24 Nov. {Par. Reg.). 

1657 — Thomas Jenner appointed while Briscoe was in England at £150 and 
£12 a year for house rent ; when Briscoe returns, to go to lameTick{Commw. 
Papers P.R.O.). We find him performing a marriage ceremony at 
Drogheda 12 Mar., 1656/7. 

1657 — John Hooke at Drogheda, salary to count from 25 March till 
Mr. Jenner's return from England (ibidem). 

1658 — Faithful Teate, D.D., the elder, appointed to succeed Briscoe on 9 
June, 1658, at £200, from 25 March (Commw. Papers P.R.O.). Shirley's 
History of Monaghan, followed by Reynell and others, evidently confuses 
him with Faithful Teate the Younger, who ent. T.C.D. Nov. 4, 1641, 
aged 14 ; the elder son of Donagh T., b. at the " Villa BaUyhay,', 
educated at Chester. F. Teate the Elder was B.A. T.C.D. 1621 ; M.A. 
1624 ; B.D. and D.D. ; ord. D. by Thomas, Bp. of Ferns, 5 Feb., 1618/9, 
and P. 10 May, 1621 {R.V. 1622). Was Preb. Crosspatrick 1618 ; Chapl. 
to Lord Blayney 1623 ; R. Drumgoon 1625-7 ; R. Drung and Larah 
(where he kept a Curate) 1635-45 ; V. Maghemakille (Qogher) 1624 ; 
Vice-Rector T.C.D. 1640; R. Castleterra 1625; pres. by the 
Crown to DonaghmojTie 1624 ; was wounded and robbed of £300 on 
Dec. 23, 1641, near Virginia ; his family was also illused by the rebels 
and he lost £3,930 altogether in the rebellion {Dep. T.C.D.). Shirley 
goes on to say he then went to England and was a preacher at Sudbury, 
Kent, and author of a poetical volume entitled Ter Tria (2nd ed., 1669), 
and was ejected or sUenced by the Act of Uniformity. This was, how- 
ever. Faithful Teate [? his son]— the father of Nahum Tate, (Poet 
Laureate, of " Tate and Brady's" Psalms of David), and of Theophilus T., 
who, aged 14, ent. T.C.D. as a Sch. 21 Mar., 1662, son of Faithful Teate, 
S.T.D., b. at Salisbury, and educated at Dublin. We find this F. T. 
preacher at the funeral of Sir Charles Cooto in Christ Ch., Dublin, 1658. 
He is caUed in the printed Sermon " Preacher of the Gospel at East 
Greenwich, Kent." Faithful Teate, D.D., of Drogheda, who is the 
F.T. ord. 1618/9, as above, etc., d. — evidently at Drogheda — before 12 
May, 1660, and his P. Will as of " Faithful Teate the Elder, D.D., 
Minister at Drogheda," was proved on Jan. 23, 1660.] 

1661— John Hodson, D.D., was V. St. Peter's, R. Louth and Dean of Clogher 
from 12 June, 1661-7 {Par. Reg., etc.). He also held the V. Errigle- 
trough and V. Donagh (Clogher). Of him we read in the Commw. 
Papers : " John Hodson, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, had been in possession 
before the rebellion, had now returned with his family to England," 14 
Aug., 1660 (Vol. A/25 Money Issues, p. 295). He was consecrated 
Bishop of Elphin in St. Nicholas's, Galway, in Sep., 1667, and d. Feb. 
18, 1686, and was bur. in his Cathedral {C.F.). In his P. Will, proved 
11 May, 1686, he mentions his wife Elizabeth, his grandson William, 
his grand-daughter Abigail Madden, his son Daniel, his son [in-law] 
Henry Townley. There are oil paintings of the Bishop and his wife at 
Townley Hall, Drogheda. 

1667 — John Roan, pres. by the Crown Aug. 15 (P.R.) and inst. Aug. 27 
{F.F.T.); held also the R. Louth and Deanery of Qogher. C.F. (V. 216) 
says he was also V. Donaghmore (Meath) ; but his name does not appear 
as such in Canon Healy's History of the Diocese of Meath. He was b. in 
Wales, educated at Brasenose Coll., Oxford, B.C.L. and of T.C.D., B.D. 

Parish of St. Peter's, Drogheda, Vicars, 1667-94. 239 

1666 ; became Chapl. to Primate Margetson, R. Erriglekeerogue 1665-7 ; 
Preb. Swords 1664-75 . consecrated Bishop of Kiilaloe 1675 ; d. at Killa- 
loe, Sep. 5, 1692 ; bur. in his Cathedral (see Harris's Ware, for inscription 
on his tombstone, also C.F.). P. Will proved 1692. 

1675— Richard Tenison, or Tennlson, pres. by the Crown April 29 (P.i?.), 
inst. May 3 {F.F.T.), ind. by Rev. Jas. Maudsley May 14 {Par. Reg.). 
In the same Patent he was pres. to the Deanery of Clogher, R. Louth and 
R. Beaulieu. He was the eldest son of Thomas T., and was b. at Carrick- 
fergus, ed. at St. Bees, Cumberland, under Mr. Radcliffe, ent. T.C.D. 
Nov. 2, 1659, aged 17 ; D.D. 1682 ; became Dio. Schoolmaster of Meath 
at Trim, was then ordained ; V. Laracor and R. Agher 1669-82 ; R. Ard- 
mulchan 1671-2 ; V. Donaghmore (Meath) 1675-7. He was also Chaplain 
to the Lord Lieut., the Earl of Essex. He was consecrated Bishop of 
Killala on Feb. 19, 1681/2, at Christ Church Cathedral ; fled to London 
in 1689 and worked in a London parish until matters had settled ; was 
translated to Clogher in 1690/1, where by his preaching " he reduced 
many dissenters to the Church." He was probably a cousin of Dr. 
Tenison, Abp. of Canterbury. In a letter to him, dated 14 Sep., 1696 
(Cod. 1029, Lambeth Lib.) on the subject of Dissenters in his diocese, 
he says, " I am now building a hermitage at Clogher, where I will con- 
stantly pray for your Grace and the Government, and end my life in 
religious retirement." In 1697, however, he was translated to Meath. 
He was Vice-Chancellor of Ireland in 1698. He d. on 29 July, 1705, 
and was bur. in the Chapel T.C.D. (see C.F., also Healy's Meath, II, 28). 
His wife Anne was bur. at Clones in 1696 [Par. Reg.). His P. Will was 
proved in 1705. His eldest son Henry, M.P., d. Sep. 22, 1709, aged 42, 
and was bur. in the Tenison mausoleum in the churchyard, Dunleer, 
where is a fine Latin inscription printed in Memorials D.I. There also 
his [Henry's] wife Anne, who d. 10 Jan., 1708, aged 32, lies buried. 
He had also Richard T., of Thomastown, Co. Louth, and other sons 
(see Shirley's Monaghan, p. 255, and B.L.O., etc.). 

1682— Tobias Pullein, pres. by the Crown April 25 to this V. with the 
Deanery of Ferns, R. Louth and R. Beaulieu (P.R.), inst. May 5 {D.R.), 
inducted 20 June (Par. Reg.). He was the son of Joshua P. and grand 
son of Samuel P., Abp. of Tuam ; b. at Middleham, Yorks, and ent 
T.C.D. Mar. 11, 1663, aged 16, Sch. 1668 ; Fellow 1671-7 ; B.D. and D.D, 
1688 [one T.P. was Vicar-Choral of Tuam 1665-71, if it was the same 
he must have been ord. when only 18 years old] ; R. Tullyaugnish 1676-7 
Treasurer of Armagh and R. Creggan 1677-82 ; was also R. Clonallon 
(Dromore) ; attainted in 1689. In 1694 he was consecrated Bishop of 
Cloyne ; translated to Dromore May 7, 1695. He m. Elizabeth Leigh, 
of Drogheda, on 15 May 1678 ; a son Thomas was bap. (Par. Reg.). 
He d. on Jan. 22, 1712/3, and was bur. on 18 April, 1713, in St. Peter's, 
Drogheda, where a monument to him has his coat of arms and the in- 
scription : — 

" Tobias Pullein, D.D. 
Lies buried in this churchyard under ye East Window in ye South side 
He was sometime Senior Fellow of T.C.D. ; Vicar of this Parish, 
Dean of Ferns, afterwards Bishop of Cloyne and last of Dromore. 
He was an able and faithful Minister of Christ and was honored 
And beloved in every station. He died January the 22nd a. d. 1712." 
1694— Thomas Cox, D.D., pres. by the Crown to this V. with the Deanery 
of Ferns and the R. Louth (which had both been held by his predecessor) 
Dec. 21 (P.R.), inst. Dec. 31 (D.R.), ind. Jan. 5, 1695 (Vol. Book). Was 
ord. P. at Westminster Abbey by the Bp. of Lincoln, Mar. 3, 1671. His 
wife Elizabeth was bur. in Drogheda, 14 Aug., 1716. Rev. Thos. Cox, 

240 Parish of St. Peter's, Drogheda, Vicars, 1694-1829. 

of Killincoole, who d. 1712, was his aon. He d. in 1718, and was bur. in 
Drogheda, 12 Nov., and in his P. Will, proved 1718, he left £10 to poor 
inhabitants of Drogheda, to be laid out to set the poor to work as the 
Mayor, Recorder and Justices of Drogheda should think fit ; to his brother 
Wm., if alive, £5 ; residue to his son-in-law Charles Robins, Middle Temple, 
sole exor. Cotton says he left a rentcharge of £20 for apprenticing sons 
of the Freemen of Drogheda, being members of the Church of Ireland 
{C.F., II, 350). 

1719— Mossom Wye, pre.-., by Henry, Earl of Drogheda, Mar. 3, 1718/9, 
inst. July 16 (D.R.), inducted by Rev. Richard Farrer 17 July {Par. 
Reg.), son of Gilbert Wve, b. in Co. Antrim in 1662, T.C.D. Sch. 1680 ; 
B.A. 1682 ; B.D. 1696 ; D.D. 1700 ; R. Tallanstown 1685-96 ; R. Dunleer 
1696-1726; R. Kilsaran 1689-1704; R. and V. Kilmacrenan 1704; 
Chapl. to Lord Carteret ; m. (1) Miss Piers and had issue several children, 
including Rev. Wm., C. of Drogheda (see Ciurates), Rev. Charles, R. of 
of Dromiskin ; m. (2) Elizabeth Jeans on 29 June, 1726 {Par. Reg.) ; see 
much about him in History of Kilsaran, p. 223. The Wyes originally 
came from Bedfordshire ; he d. Jan. 3, 1727, and was bur. in Dunleer 
" in his burial place " there, Jan. 4 {Par. Reg. S. Peter' j). 

[1727 — Joshua Pullein. ? Was he V. ; became Chancellor Dromore 1728- 

1729 — Plerse Hughes, pres. by Henry, Earl of Drogheda, inst. " per mortem 
Wye " Nov. 6 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1706 ; M.A. 1709. The P. Will of 
Rev. Pierce Hughes, Co. Wexford, Clk., was proved in 1754. 

1753 — Ephraim Cuthbert, M.A., pres. by Edward, Earl of Drogheda, inst. 
Dec. 8 {D.R.) ; d. in 1779, and in his P. WUl, made 3 AprU, 1778, proved 
23 April, 1779, he leaves £200 each to his wife Sarah, his dau. Mary (m. 
Michael Richardson), his dau. Margaret (m. Francis Warren), his dau. 
Grace (m. John Eccles), and £25 each to his four sisters — Mary, Hannah, 
Sarah and Ann. His son Rev. Robert (see Curates), res. leg. 

1779 — Smyth Loftus, preg. by Dudley Loftus, son and heir of Thomas L., 
of Killyon, Patron for that turn by the Will of Charles, Earl of Drogheda, 
inst. Sep. 25 {D.R.). He was V. Rathconnell 1762-79 [was it he who was 
V. Coolock 1760 ?]. He m. Sarah, dau. of Brent Smyth, who d. in 1761, 
and who in her Will mentions that her father left her £1,000. She leaves 
£20 to her son [in-law ?] Brent Neville, he having by the death of his 
sister Elizabeth N. obtained a handsome fortune. She leaves the residue 
to her son Dudley (who d. soon after ; Will proved 13 Aug., 1772) and 
her dau. Alice. Rev. Smyth L. was left in 1737, £100 by the Will of his 
uncle, Edward L., of Grange, Co. Kildare. He d. in 1782, and in his P. 
Will, proved 1782, he left £10 to St. Peter's poor, and his MS. Sermons, 
if of any use, to Armagh Library. 

1782— George Lambert, M.A., inst. Sep. 13 {D.R.) ; res. in 1804. See Ardee. 

1804 — Wardlaw Ball, pres. by Charles, Marquess of Drogheda, Aug. 17, 
inst. Sep. 11 {D.R.). He was the 2nd son of Rev. Stearne B., C. of St. 
Peter's (see Curates) ; T.C.D. Sch. 1775 ; B.A. 1778 ; ord. P. for Dublin 
at Kilmore 16 Nov., 1783 ; was C. St. Peter's 1778-92 ; R. Kilshiney 
(Meath) 1790-1804 ; m. on 26 July, 1809, Anna Maria, youngest dau. of 
Joshua Warren, of Galtrim, Co. Meath, and widow of Joshua Evans, 
of Johnsfort ; she d. at Portarlington in 1850. They had issue (see BaU 
Wright's History of the FamUy of BaU, p. 99). He d. in 1829, and his P. 
Will was proved 12 Oct., 1830. 

1829 — John Magee, pres. by the Lord Chancellor, the Patron, Lord Drogheda, 
being insane, July 24, inat. July 28 {D.R.). He was the eldest son of 

Parish of St. Peter's, Drogheda, Vicars, 1829-95. 241 

Abp. Win. Magee. of Dublin ; C. Kilsaran 1819 ; R. Carrygart 1819 ; 
R. Edrim and Preb. Killymard 1825-9; Treas. St. Patrick's, Dublin 
1831-7. He was father of Abp. Wm. Connor Magee of York. He d. 
of typhus fever, June 13, 1837, in his 45th year. There is a fine monu- 
ment to his memory in the chancel, surmounted by a bust, erected by 
his flock in lasting token of afiFection to him. 

1837 — Arthur Wynne, pres. by Henry, Marquess of Drogheda, Aug. 3, inst. 
Aug. 31 {D.R.), son of Rev. Richard W., b. in Co. Dublin, ent. T.C.D. 
July 9, 1819, aged 18 ; B.A. 1823 ; M.A. 1832, previously C. Powerscourt, 
is C. Kilmore 1837 ; res. Drogheda in 1848 for Precentorship of Water- 
ford, also Precentor of Lismore in 1850, and held both till his death on 
March 8, 1854. He m. Amelia Teresa Law in 1827 (see C.F. Supplement). 

1848 — William Edwin Ormsby, pres. by Henry, Marquess of Drogheda, Nov. 
10, inst. Dec. 12 (D.R.) ■ T.C.D. B.A. 1830; M.A. — ; ord. D. 2 Sep., 
1832; P. 4 April, 1833 (Kilmore). He was the son of Rev. Henry 
Ormsby, R. of Kilskier (Meath) by Margaret, (dau. of Rev. Michael Sandys, 
R. of Powerscourt) and grandson of Capt. James O., 45th Regt. He m. 
Ellen, dau. of James Price, in 1839. His son Francis B. was late Secretary 
of the G.S. & W.R., and d. in 1909. He d. in 1858. 

1859 — James Peed, pres. by Henry Francis Seymour, Marquess of 
Drogheda, Dec. 25, 1858, inst. April 8 (D.E.). He was appointed 
viitually by the Abp. of Dublm, to whom the Marquess of D. gave the 
nomination in return for surrendering his choice at Monasterevan. Son 
of Edward P., b. in Cork, ent. T.C.D. in 1830, aged 17 ; B.A. 1835 ; ord. 
D. 1835; P. 1836 ; C. Ballingarry, Limerick, Jan. 6, 1837 ; C. Horetown 
1847 ; R. Taghmon ; res- Drogheda in 1859 ; afterwards R. Wexford ; m. 
Louisa Hepenstal 1836, and had issue. A dau. Mary m. Joseph Meadows, 
C.E., Toronto, April 9, 1877. Rev. J. Peed d. Nov. 14, 1884 

1859— Edward Gore Kelly, pres. by Henry F. S., Marquess of Drogheda, 
inst. Nov. 11 {D.R.); Catherine's Hall, Camb., B.A. 1835; M.A. 1839; 
admitted ad eund., Oxford, 31 Mar., 1862. "An ill-used stranger " 
{Reeves M88.). Died in 1862, bur. in Beaulieu churchyard, Nov. 25, 
1862, aged 58. His son Arthur Henry m. 17 Mar., 1862, Annie Elizabeth, 
only child of late Rev. Charles James Mofiatt, of Newry. 

1863— John Eccles, pres. by the Marquess of Drogheda Dec. 18, 1862, 
inst. Jan. 3, 1863 {D.R.), son of Cuthbert E., " Militaris," b. in Dublin, 
ent. T.C.D. 1839, aged 19; B.A. 1844; Div. Test. 1844; M.A. 1868; 
ord. D. 1844 ; P. 1845 ; C. St. Peter's, 1852-63 ; m. Harriette Frizell in 
1854. She d. at St. Peter's Rectory, July 29, 1874 ; and a memorial 
window was erected in the S. gallery by the congregation and other 
friends to commemorate her. His 2nd dau. Elizabeth m. Henry G. 
Johnston, B.A. (Oxon.), and d. April 14, 1910; his youngest daughter 
Marion m. Rev. F. W. Mervyn, M.A. (see Curates) ; he res. Feb. 9, 1895, 
and d. Oct. 16, 1895. 

1895— Herbert ffimilius Sandford, inst. Mar. 18 (D.R.). Youngest son of 
Rev. Canon Wra. S., Rector of Clonmel — one of a clever and distinguished 
family. His elder brothers were Professor Philip S., of Galway, Dr. 
Arthur S., of Cork, J. B. S., Barrister-at-law, and Rev. W. W. S., Rector 
of Rodington, Shrewsbury. In T.C.D. he had a distinguished course, 
obtaining a Royal Scholarship 1881 ; First of Fust Prizeman and Honor- 
man B.A. (Sen. Mod. Classics) 1883 ; Gold Medallist, Prizeman in Greek 
Composition, M.A. 1887 ; Open Classical Scholar Lincoln College, Oxford ; 
ord. D. 1885; P. 1886; C. Kildarton and Asst. Master Royal School, 
Armagh 1885-7 ; R. Kildarton 1887-8 ; R. Killylea 1888-95 ; Diocesan 
Finance Secretary 1894-9 ; Exam. Chaplain to the Primate ; m. Alma, 


242 Parish of St. Peter's, Drogheda, Vicars, Curates. 

dau. of John Stanley, Esq., of The Pavilion, Armagh, and had issue 4 
sons and 2 daus. ; d. at Galway, Aug. 11, 1899, at the early age of 38, 
to the deep regret of all who knew him ; bur. in St. Peter's church- 
yard, Drogheda. 
1899— Llewelyn Paul Tahan Ledoux, inst. Oct. 19 (D.R.). only son of late 
P. A. Ledoux, member of tlie University of Paris, sometime Assistant 
Master Beaumaris Grammar School, who came from the family of Le 
Doux, or Ledoux de Montigny, a junior branch of a family originally 
from Picardy, established in Armagnac since the middle of the 16th cent, 
(see Dictiotmire de la Noblesse, 3rd ed, Paris, 1867 : " Le Doux de 
Montigny ") ; educ. at Rathmines School, T.C.D. B.A. (Resp.) 1881 ; 
Abp. Kmg's Div. Prize (2nd), Div.Test. (1) 1881 ; M.A. 1888 : B.D. 1898 ; 
Reg. Prof. Prize T.C.D. Theol. Soc, also Prize ( 1st) for Oratory and ( 1st) for 
Essay ; ord. D. 1881 ; P. 1882; C. Portadown 1881-3; R. Kilmore 1883-8 ; 
C. Bray 1888 ; R. Killmchy 1888-90 ; R. Calry (Sligo) 1890-9 ; Preb. of 
Ballymore 1909 ; m. April 28, 1884, Letitia Catherme, 3rd dau. of late 
G. P. Lindsay, Rathmines, and granddau. of late W. Lindsay, Staff Surg. 
His Majesty's Forces, and sister of Rev. G. W. Lindsay, R. of Magherafelt. 


1519— Nicholas Lorcan, of " Killmeer, Chaplam," appears (D.R.). 

1521— James^Whitberry, " Chaplain," appears (D.R.). 

1542 — " [Rector] Palmer, Chaplain of the Chapel of St. Anne's," Drogheda, 

appears {D.E.). 
1663 — Jones, " Minister, performs a marriage ceremony {Par. 

Reg.). See Carrick. 
1674 — James Maudsley appointed C. Oct. 3 (Par. Reg.) and remains here 

till his death in 1689 ; was also V. Dunany, q.v. 
1692 — John Ambrose is C. " at £24 per ann. and most of the perquisites 

of the parish " (V.B.). 
1693— William Major, M.A. T.C.D., appointed Mar. 17 (Par. Reg.), Lie. 

Feb. 14, 1700. He became Preb. of Ballymore in 1704-5, p. 66. The 

following references to him occur in Drogheda Par. Reg. : 1699 — Ann, 

dau. of do., bap. 21 June, 1699, bur. 9 Oct., 1699. 1700— Mary, dau. 

of do., bap. 14 Jan., 1700. 1705 — Jane, dau. of Rev. W. Major, bap. 

25 Oct., 1705 ; Wm., son of do., bap. 9 AprD, 1706. bur. Rev. Wm. 

Major 11 Dec, 1724. [He is said on p. 66 in error to have died in 

1725]. Mrs. [?=Miss — his dau.] Charity Major m. Rev. James Clewlow 

12 Dec, 1728. 
1716 — Francis Corbett, Lie Dec. 21 {D.R.) — a descendant of the Corbetts 

of Shropshire ; T.C.D. Sch. 1704 ; B.A. 1705 : M.A. 1708 ; B.D. and D.D. 

1735; ord. P. April 25, 1715; Preb. Stagonil 1723-6; Preb. Donough- 

more (in St. Patrick's, Dublm) 1726-9; Preb. Malahuddart 1729-34; 

Treas. St. Patrick's, Dublin, 1734-50 ; Dean St. Patrick's. Dublm, 1746- 

75 ; d. Aug. 25, 1775, aged 87 ; bur. in St. Patrick's Cathedral churchyard 

(C.F. II ; see also Mason's St. Patrick's for inscription on monument, etc. 

and B. L.G.I. " Singleton " for family history). See also p. 219. 
1704 — Edward Cheevers appears and again m 1715 {Par. Reg.). His dau. 

Catherme was bap. 25 Sep., 1704, his son Edward 23 Sep., 1716 ; another 

son Edward d. in 1715 as an infant. 
1713 — William Wye appeare as C. {Par. Reg.). He was the son of Rev. 

Dr. Mossom Wye, Vicar, and m. Jane Brabazon, sister of Rev. Ludlow B,. 

and ancestor of the Richard family of Torquay. He had Brabazon, bap. 

at Drogheda 19 Oct., 1713, ent. T.C.D. in 1737, and Thomas, bap. 5 Mar., 

1715. His widow Jane lived at Drogheda 1746-62. 
1713 — Arthur Forbes was residing in Drogheda up to 1724 and was prob- 
ably Curate. The Par. Reg. containa entries of the baptism of his 

Parish of St. Peter's, Drogheda, Curates. 243 

children as follows: — Armitage, 30 June, 1713; George Dec. 6„ 1714; 
Ann, 20 Oct., 1717 ; PriscUla, 7 Dec, 1718 ; Mary. 14 Jan., 1719 ; Catherine 
28 Jan., 1720 ; Frances, 26 Dec, 1724. 

1720— John Bowes, Lie Mav 6 (D.R.). 

1726— Thomas Tucker appears (Par. Reg.) ; T.C.D. Sch. 1713 ; B.A. 1715 ; 
M.A. 1718 ; C. Carrick and Rathdrumiu 1720. Richard his son was bap. 
27 Dec, 1726, bur. 8 Feb., 1727 ; Thomasin his dau. bap. 10 May, 1729. 

1729/30— Samuel Gibson, M.A., Lie Feb. 26 (D.B.), is C. in 1732, when 
John hia son, afterwards R. of Clonmore, was bap. 13 June, 1732 (Par. 
Reg.). See Killeshil. 

1733 — Peter Barker, LL.B. appointed Oct. 10 {Par. Reg.), Lie Jan. 17, 
1734/5 (D.R.). See Manfieldstown. 

1748 — James Roan appears (V.B. and Par. Reg.). 

1750 — Thomas Ferguson appears (V.B.) and up to 1761 (Par. Reg.). See 

1763 — Samuel Murray, C, is appointed this year Latin Schoolmaster of 

1763— Thomas Murray appears (Par. Reg.). 

1767— Stearne Ball, Lie (V.B.). Sec Clonmore. 

[1777 — John Smyth appears, but whether C. is not stated (Par. Reg.). 

1777 — James Irwin, of Drogheda, Clk., m. Margaret Bm-rows, St. Andrew's 
parish, Dublin. M.L. Feb. 8. Was he C. ?] 

1778— Wardlaw Ball appears (Par. Reg.) and till 1792, when he became 

1778 — Robert Cuthbert, son of Rev. Ephraira C, Vicar, appears (Par. Reg.). 
He m. Mary Eccles in 1774; d. circa 1786. His Will, made on 21 
Sep., 1784, was proved 8 Feb., 1786 ; he gives property in trust to Rev. 
John Gibson, Clonmore, and Richard Thwaites, Dublin ; to his wife Mary 
house, etc., in Mary-street for life ; eldest son Eccles ; other sons Wm., 
Robert and Jolin get £6,000 between them ; mentions his sisters, Mary 
wife of Richardson, Margaret Warren and Grace Eccles. 

1783 — Jerome Alley is C. (Favlkner's Dublin Jour.), also R. Beaulieu (q.v.). 
In 1804 the Corporation voted him £40 for every year he had officiated 
in St. Peter's. 

1796— Bigoe Henzell appears (V.B.) and is C. to 1807 ; T.C.D. B.A. 1789 ; 
M.A. 1808 ; m. Sophia Hamilton m 1821 ; afterwards beneficed in Meath. 

1803 — William Henry Woods appointed 1st June and is C. to 1806 (Reeves 
3IS. Account of Armagh Cathedral). 

1807— [? Michael] Henry appears (V.B.). 

1807 — Henry Leland appears and up to 1818 ( V.B. and Par. Reg.). He was 
the 3JU of Alderman Henry L., of Dros;heda, b. in Drogheda, 1767, ent. 
T.C.D. Nov. 1, 1784; B.A. 1790; m. ^798 Jane, dau. of Wm. Greene 
Kilrush, Finglas, and had issue Rev. Henry, Mary Anne, William, John 
and Frederick ; d. 25 Dee, 1818, bur. in St. Peter's, Drogheda, 27 Dec. 
His Will, dated 21 Dee, 1818, proved 1819, leaves his property in trust to 
Alderman Leland, Oliver Milling, of Ardee, and his sister Elizabeth, 
wife of Dr. Greene ; charges it with £2,000 for his 4 younger children ; 
to his dau. Mary Anne also an annuity of £20 charged on his leasehold 
in Patiickswell Lane ; requests, his trustees to carry out an agreement 
with Col. Skeffington for his lease of White River at £100 a year ; son 
Henry to get residue : the 3 trustees and Rev. Robert Shanley, exors. 
His ^son Rev. Henry, born 1799, entered T.C.D. 6 Nov., 1815 ; 
B.A. 1820, soon afterwards ord. ; d. unmarried 26 Jan., 1824, 
bur. in St. Peter's, Drogheda, and his P. Will, made 3 Nov., 1823, proved 
1826, leaves his property in trust to Alderman John Leland, Francis 
Leland his son and Rev. George Blacker, C. St. Andrew's, Dublin, 
to pay the sums charged on it in his father's Will and afterwards £20 a 

244 Parish of St. Peter's, Drogheda, Curates. 

year to Elizabeth McCluskey (40 years a domestic servant in the family) ; 
residue to be divided between his sister and brothers. 

1819— Thomas Blacker Owens, Lie. Oct. 26, 1820 (D.R.); T.C.D. Sch. 1814 ; 
B.A. 1816 ; ord. D. 1819 ; P. 1820 ; is C. up to 1828 (Par. Reg.); m. Martha, 
dau. of Rev. Beaver H. Blacker ; [? became P.C. of Aghavilly, q.v.]. 

1824 — John Smythe, Lie. June 25 {D.R.). See Dromiskin. 

1826— Thomas WiUiam Dixon, Lie. Dec. 22 (D.R.). 

1830— Richard George. Lie. Dec. 19 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1827 ; M.A. 1830. 

1833— George King, Lie. Dec. 10 (D.R.) ; T.C.D. Sch. 1823; B.A. 1825. 

1840 — Edward P. Durham appears (Par. Reg.). 

1841— John A. Wall appears (Par. Reg.). 

1844— WUUam Montgomery Beresford, Lie. Oct. 29 (D.R.). See Dunany. 

1848— Andrew WiUiamson, B.A., Lie. Jan. (D.R.). 

1852— William Booker Askin, B.A., Lie. Mar. 16 (D.R.). See Armagh 

1852— John Eccles (V.B.), Lie. April 5, 1853 (D.R.). See Vicars. 

1853— William Alfred HamUton. See TullyaUen. 

1854 — Henry Seddall. See Dunany. 

1872— William Benjamin Greer, T.C.D. Sch. 1868 ; B.A. (Sen. Mod. CI.) 
1869 ; Div. Test. 1872 ; M.A. 1873 : ord. D. 1870 ; P. 1872 ; res. Drogheda 
for C. St. Paul's, Alnwick, 1873 ; C. Stokesay (Salop) 1874 ; C. Harding- 
ham 1875-7 ; C. Ashill 1877 ; Min. Canon Liverpool 1881-5 ; C. St. Mark's, 
Dalston 1885-9 ; C. St. Dionis' Fulham, 1889-91 ; C. Woldingham 1891. 

1874-5— Frederick Leopold Meares, T.C.D. B.A. 1868: Sch. 1869; M.A. 
1881 ; ord. D. 1870; P. 1871 ; C. St. Jude's. Grav's Inn, 1870; C. All 
SS., Brighton, 1880-3 ; C. St. Michael's, Southgate, 1883-5. 

1875— James William Smith, T.C.D. 1863 ; St. Aidan's 1865 ; ord. D. 1870 ; 
P. 1873 ; C. Bailieboro 1870-1 ; C. Templemore 1871-2 ; C. Aghold 1872 ; 
C. Dunganstown 1873 ; C. Clonmel 1874 ; C. Gorey 1874-6 ; C. Killinkere 
1876-7; R. Bourney 1877-1902; now retired; General Lie. Down, &c. 
He is the son of Williaui Smith, late of the Adjutant General's Dept., 
Royal Hospital, Dublin, by EUeanor Rebecca (3rd dau. of Captain L. 
Rogers, Royal Meath Regt. and CatherineAnne, dau.of Rev. Jas. Kingston, 
LL.D., Vicar-General of Cloyne. see Brady's Records of Cork) ; b. at 
Thomberry, Bushfield Avenue, Dublin, 20 Aug., 1841, educated at Dr. 
Flynn's School, Harcouit Street and as above ; ra. 31 Oct., 1872, Mary 
Prudentia, youngest dau. of Edward Taylor, Ballyconnell House, Tullow, 
who d. June 27, 1904. 

1877-9 — Coates Gilbert Booth, res. for missionary work in China. 

1880 — John Andrew Jennings, T.C.D.. Downes Prize for Reading Liturgy 

(1) and B.A. 1880 ; M.A. 1883 : ord. D. 1880 ; P. 1881 ; R. Portnashangan 
1881-2 ; R. Donaghpatrick 1892-6 ; R. St. Mary's, Dublin, 1896-01 ; R. 
Harold's Cross, Dublin 1901 ; formerly Editor Ch. of I. Parish Magazine. 

1881 — Frederick William Mervyn, youngest son of Rev. W. H. M., Rector 
of Killead (Connor) ; b. May 15, 1858 ; ed. at Royal Acad. Inst., Belfast, 
and T.C.D. B.A. and Div. Test. 1879 : M.A. 1894 ; ord. D. 1881 ; P. 1882 ; 
became Central See. Hib. C.M.S. 1884-92 ; C. Monkstown 1892-3 ; Hon. 
Minor Canon St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, 1891-3 ; R. Clontarf 1893- 
1903 ; I. Baggotrath 1903 ; m. Sep. 3, 1884, Marion, youngest dau. of 
Rev. John Eccles, V. St. Peter's, Drogheda ; issue 2 sons — Audley, and 
John Frederick Audley — and a dau. Muriel Hermione Marion. 

1884-9— John James Sandys, T.C.D. B.A. 1882 ; M.A. 1885 : Div. Test. 

(2) 1886 ; became C. St. John's, Burv, 1889-91 ; C. ChUdwaU (Liv.) 1891-3; 
V. St. Stephen's, Gateacre (Liv.) 1893 ; m. Feb. 5, 1889, Catherine Blanche, 
dau. of the late Surgeon-Major Mostyn, 76th Regt. 

1889-91— Francis J. S. Mourltz, B.A. See Woods Chapel. 

1891-5— Frederick Walker Maoran, T.C.D. B.A. (Sen. Mod. Hist. & PoL 

Parish of St. Peter's, Drogheda, Curates, Notes. 245 

Sci.) 1886 ; Abp. King's Prize (2) and Bisliop Foreter's Prize (1) 1887 ; 

Theol. Esh. (2) and Div, Test. 1889 ; Elrington Theol. Prize 1893 ; B.D. 

1896 ; D.D. 1906 ; C. Clonfeacle 1889-91 ; res. Drogheda for C. St. Stephen's 

Belfast 1895-9; Minor Canon Down 1899-04; Donnellan Lect. T.C.D. 

1903-4; R. Killyleagh 1904-5; R. Childrey (Oxon). 1905; author of 

English Apologetic Theology (1908). 
1896-7— Thomas Redmond Brunskill, M.A. See Louth. 
1897— Maurice Kenah Exham, T.C.D. B.A. 1895 ; M.A. 1903 ; ord. D. 1895 ; 

P. 1895 ; C. Athy 1894-6 ; C. Horsham 1899-03 ; Minor Canon Bristol 

1903 ; C. Wimborne Minster 1904-5 ; V. Holt, Dorset, 1905-7. 
1899— Enoch Storey. See Drumnakilly. 
1899-03— Ernest Aylward Nelson, B.A. See Drumbanagher. 
1903-8 — Thomas Johnston Bayly, B.A. See Termonmaguirke. 
1908— Charles Coote Whittaker Duggan, b. at Birr, Jan. 10, 1883, eldest 

son of George D., Manager Provincial Bank of Ireland, College St., 

Dublin ; educated at the High School, Dublin and T.C.D. ; B.A. Jun. 

Mod. Qassics, 1906, Div. Test. (2) Theol. Exhib. (2) 1908, Wall Biblical 

Scholar 1907; B.D. 1910; ord. D. 1908; P. 1909. 


Drogheda, DroIched-atha=the bridge of the ford. It was sometimes 
spelled Tredaugh in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Church of St. Peter, 
situated on the North or Louth side of the Boyne and the Church of St. 
Mary on the South side and in Meath diocese have very ancient and in- 
teresting historie.o. St Peter's church at one time contained 5 chapels 
and chantries — viz., St. Anne's, St. Mary's, St. John's, St. George's and 
St. Patrick's (D.R.). One of these seems to have been used in 1690 {V.B.) 
The church was perhaps built after the English invasion, when the place 
became important as an Anglo-Norman settlement. If it had a Celtic 
foundation it would not probably be dedicated to St. Peter, ae Celtic 
churches were not usually dedicated to Biblical saints ; a chm-eh may 
yet have been here in Celtic times. Heavy masonry underground 
in digging graves suggest the foundation of the old church somewhat farther 
east than the present. A fragment of sandstone moulding, also discovered 
in digging, marks the church or portion of it as being in the Early English 
style. There has also been recently found in the churchyard a medallion 
copper, enamelled and gilt, which probably represents our Blessed Lord 
in an attitude of teaching — His left hand holds a book, His right is raised, 
in hortatory gesture ; it is probably Limoges work of the 12th or 13th cent., 
and is likely to have been on the cover of the book of Liturgical Gospels 
used in the first church of St. Peter. Some tiles have also been found, 
one picturing a grotesque human face identical with one of the tiles of 
Christ Ch., Dublin, and suggesting the same period. The similarity of the 
old tiles of the two Dublin Cathedrals, St. Peter's and St. Mary's, Drogheda, 
and Mellifont suggests the probability of their having all come from a 
Cistercian manufactory. 

In 1367 it appears from a Return by the Primate on 19 Sep. that the 
Prior and Convent of Llanthony in Wales were the Rectors or owners of the 
Rectorial Tithes and Advowson of the Vicarage of this church and that 
the tithes were then worth £40 (D.R.). When the monasteries were dissolved 
the Crown became possessed of the R. and granted it with the other tithes, 
etc., belonging to that convent to Sir Garrett Moore (ancestor of the Earls 
of Drogheda) on April 23, 1605 {P.R.) and confirmed it to his son Charles, 
Viscount Moore of Drogheda, in fee on 20 Sep., 1639 (P.R.). The Marquess 
of Drogheda, who, with his ancestors, had the pleasure of drawing the 
tithes of the pariah for 270 years, received at the Disestablishment the 

246 Parish of St. Peter's, Drogheda, Notes. 

further sum of £2,907 8s. 8d. compensation for the loss of the adVOWSOn 
of the Vicarage. 

Dalton's History of Drogheda gives a full account of the history of 
the parish and town from the earliest times, and the Report on Municipal 
Corporations, fol., 18.35, vol. iii., pp. 805-'88, contains a mass of information 
about Drogheda. 

St. Peter's was used from early times as a Pro-Cathedral for the diocese 
of Armagh ; here the Primates resided for a long time, and in St. Peter's 
were buried Primates Colton, Fleming, Swayne, Octavian de Palatio, 
Lancaster, Long — in Octavian's vault — Henry Ussher and Hampton : 
while Primate Luke NettervUle was buried in the Dommican Abbey here, 
established by him, which was also the resting place of the remains of 
Primate Patrick O'Scanlan. 

Pre-Reformation Synods were held in Drogheda— most of them in St. 
Peter's— in 1230, 1262, 1428, 1454, 1460, 1480, 1486, 1489, 1495. 1504, 
1507, 1513, 1518, 1528, 1534, 1554, 1556, 1559. Several Bishops were 
consecrated in St. Peter's, including — 1232, Richard de la Corner, Bishop 
of Meath ; 1449, Roger Maguire (Prince of Fermanagh), Bishop of Clogher ; 
1611, Brutus Babington, Bishop of Derry ; 1612, Thomas Moygne, Bishop 
of Kilmore ; 1619, Lancelot Bulkeley, Archbishop of Dubhn ; 1621, James 
Ussher, Bishop of Meath (afterwards Primate — the last to reside in 
Drogheda), and James Spottiswood, Bishop of Clogher ; 1629, Randolph 
Barlow, Archbishop of Tuam, and Wm. Bedell, Bishop of Kilmore ; 
1623, Malcolm Hamilton, Archbishop of Cashel ; and Archibald Hamilton, 
Bishop of Killala ; 1635, Henry Leslie, Bishop of Do\vn ; 1638, George 
Synge, Bishop of Cloyne ; 1721 Francis Hutchinson, Bishop of Down. 

The town of Drogheda was a borough, possessing an ancient Corpo- 
ration with several charters, some granted as early as Henry Ill's time, 
and was at one period of its history next in importance to Dublin. Here 
the Lrish Parliament often met, presided over by Kings of England ; here 
the celebrated Poyning's Act was enacted ; here the northern chiefs gave 
their submission to the Government in 1394 ; here the rebels of 1641 met 
their first serious repulse ; here Cromwell — by his Siege and massacre of the 
city in 1649 — made his name a byword for cruelty among the Irish, 
and here — or at least near it — was fought the deciding battle of the 
Revolution of 1689 — the Battle of the Boyne. The Borough returned 
two members to the Irish Parliament, and one member afterwards to the 
Imperial Parliament for many years. 

We know little about the church here before the period of the 
Reformation. In 1556 a MSB. account of a journey of the Earl of Essex 
says, that at " Drogheda he was honourably received by the Mayor and 
Aldermen in their scarlet robes and so to the High Church where was the 
Most Reverend the Primate in his Pontificials " (see Dalton's Dundalk, p. 
106). " The steeple of St. Peter's, supposed to be the highest in the world, 
was thrown down by a violent tempest which happened aboiit midnight, 
27 Jan., 1548 " (Archdall ex Harris's Coll., Vol. II). It was replaced by 
one of wood. In 1622 " Lord Moore has the tithes great and small ; Vicar 
has Easter offerings and garden tythes ; church and chancel repaired, a 
Vicarage house, Vicar resident" {R.V.). In 1633 the Vicarage was value 
for £7 10s. {R.V.). 

From the appearance of the church in the Corporation map of 1567 
(see Dalton's Drogheda) it would appear to have then been a rough Roman- 
esque building. It is mentioned in the Diary of Sir William Brereton, 
who visited Drogheda in 1635, and thus speaks of it : " My Lord Prhnate's 
palace is a neate, handsome and convenient house, built within this 20 
years by Primate Hampton . . . [which has] a prettie little plain and 

Parish of St. Peter's, Drogheda, Notes. 247 

convenient ohappell . . . whilst Dr. Usher (my Lord Primate that now is) 
is here resident, he preacheth constantly every Lord's Day in the morning 
in the church. ... In this town are two churches, one placed on the one 
side the river, the other on the other, over which is a wooden bridge. In the 
great church [S. Peter's] my Lord Primate preacheth every Sabbath ; in 
the bodye of the church over against the pulpitt, the Communion Table is 
placed lengthwise in the isle. The bodye of the church is kept in good 
repaire ; the chancell, as no use is made of it, so it is wholly neglected and 
in noe good repaire only herein . . . [are monuments to Moore and Roe 
families, now not extant]." The only view of the Primate's Palace now 
extant is in Ravell's Map of 1 749. It was an open timbered building and 
stood at the N. Corner of West street, next St. Laurence's Gate. 

During the Siege of Drogheda in 1649 Cromwell burned the steeple 
of the church in which about 100 people had taken refuge. In his account 
of the Siege he also mentions "a strong round tower" — perhaps one of the 
old Irish round towers — "next the gate called Sunday's," which was to the 
N.E. See Rev. Denis Murphy's Cromwell in Ireland. 

The Register, which is one of the oldest in Ireland, began before 1653. 
Some early pages — 1-4 and 7-10 were cut out, possibly after the Restoration, 
but the first entry begins in 1653. The early entries show that the church 
during the Gromwellian period was in the hands of the Puritans, several 
" Ministers of God's Word " officiating (see list of Vicars). 

Among the entries during this period are the following : [there are no 
stops] " Anne Wildgoose, a poore woman by misfortune was slayne in a 
horse mill and buried Feb. 1 1653 " 

" Edward Morles, a distracted Man being put into a dungeon with 
his finger undermined the wall and part of it fell on him for that he died 
and was buried 22 May 1653." 

A marriage, Boyland and Evanson, celebrated after being published 
" 3 separate market days " in 1654. (There are many of this kind). 

" Nicholas Worrel and Judeth Stow 3 severall days published 
in Drogheda and afterwards by Joseph Water, Minister of God's 
Word married 25 March 1656 and approved by Mr. Saml. Stau bridge, 

" Thos Roox and Catherine Brampton 3 severall days published at 
close of the morning exercise in Drogheda and afterwards married 7 April 
1656." Another entry ends " 26 Day of Droghedah (sic) 1656." The 
Cromwellians gave the date of birth, not of baptism. 

It is said that Cromwell broke the ancient font in 1649 so that it could 
no longer hold water and that it was used for profane purposes by the 
Puritans. The fragments of it are now in the church porch, and it dates 
probably before the 15th century ; a drawing of it appeared in the Dublin 
Penny Journal, I, 357. See also D' Alton's Drogheda, and Memorials D.I . 
Soon after, the Cromwellian army subscribed £10,000 for the repairs of St. 
Patrick's, Armagh, St. Patrick's, Dublin, and St. Peter's, Drogheda, and 
the church was rebuilt. The following entry appears in the Register : — 
" Nov. 4f, 1666, This day the chancel of St. Peter's and the isle adjoining 
to it being repaired and beautifyd at the charges of the parishioners, was 
dedicated to God He grant that it may [be] established for ever, blessed 
in all things by His eternal goodness. The preacher in the morning James 
Lord Abp. of Armagh. In the afternoone Jo. Hudson Vicar. Henry Wag- 
staffe one yt Lived on Alms gave three pounds wch made the Rayles about 
the Holy Table." There are a few curious entries in the Register con- 
cerning R.C. Marriages ; thus, in 1663, a marriage is celebrated " per 
licence with a priest " and " 19 Feb., 1671, Thomas Fitzgerald Peppard 

248 Parish of St. Peter's, Drogheda, Notes. 

and [illegible] married by a Romish priest." Among other entries at this 
period are : 

" 1672 — Aid. Thomas Dixon being in church and went home to dinner 
being ended fell down in street died aged about 75 or 76, 21 August." 

" James Brabazon, [nephew of the first Lord Ardee. See Peerages, 
" Meath."] gent, being killed by one Quartermaster King was buried 2 
Nov., 1674." 

" John Wise an Englishman but a stranger bur. 23 Feb., 1674." 

" Captain Jas. Hamilton killed in a duel by Samuel Smyth bur. 31 July, 

" Sir Henry Tichborne bur. 5 Aug., 1667." He left by his Will, dated 
July 22, 1667, £100 for the repair of St. Peter's and £50 for the poor of 
Drogheda. The notes of the Easter Vestry of 1667 are among the Registers 
of that date. 

In 1690 the following is the report of the Visitation : — " Chancel in 
good repair. Body out of repair, so ever since the taking of the town by the 
usurpers at which time it was blown up. Parishioners have already 
largely contributed to the repair of the chancell and the chapell adjoining, 
not able to contribute to the church. It will cost £500 roof and body and 
steeple and glazing £100. There is an evident distinction between the 
chancell and body of church by a high wall ; no bells ; churchyard well 
enclosed, a great gate, 2 silver cups and 2 chalices and other plate ; Prayers 
every week day morn at 7 o'c, even at 5 o'c. in summer, and 11 a.m. and 
4 p.m. in winter. Vicarage house situate in chvirchyard. ... no Non- 
conformist minister nor meeting-house, no mass house, but a Popish Priest, 
Henry M'Hugh, here about 6 months, John Morris, Schoolmaster of school, 
founded by Mr. Erasmus Smith [m 1673] " (V.B.). 

In the Dublin Penny Journal, I, 357, Mr. R. Armstrong wrote that he 
had a view of Drogheda in 1692 in which the church has a steeple. In 1694 
Dean Cox, Vicar, petitioned with reference to the Vicarage house. " It 
was so ruinous that it was not fit to be inhabited . . . said house was 
alwaies the place of residence for the Vicars of the sd. ch. ... it would 
inevitably have fallen to the ground had not your Petr. repaired it " ( Vol. 
Booh). He got a lease on 25 May, 1702, from the Corporation signed by 
Henry Meade, Mayor, and Jo. Leigh, Mayor of the Staple, of " one pair of 
old walls in St. Peter's churchyard formerly leased to Aid. John Towers, 
deed., and one pair of old walls in Magdalen St., formerly in the possession 
of John Killogh together with the gardens lying between " at 5/- rent. 

In 1708 Rev. James Fleming, Presbyterian Minister, was brought 
before Drogheda Corporation at the instance of Dean Cox for preaching in 
Drogheda. Soon after Rev. Wm. Biggar, Presby. Minister, was imprisoned 
for 6 weeks xmder the Irish Act of Uniformity for preaching there. When 
he was released his place was taken by Rev. Hugh Ramsay, Minister of 
Clough (see Pafers in P.R.O. ; also Reid's Hist., Ill, 4-5). 

In 1714 " Drogheda lost by fire £2,537 and upwards, collected by this 
brief 2/6 the 11th July, 1714." This entry is from the Register of Rock- 
beare church, Exeter, per Rev. W. E. Phelps, Vicar. What fire does it 
refer to ? 

Isaac Butler, in his Journal, 1744, thus refers to St. Peter's : — " This 
cliurch has been a most noble fabrick. The cross isles [transepts ?] and 
three chancels with the large west isle [nave ?] divided into three by two 
ranges of Pillars and ten great arches, and the central steeple are visible 
monuments of its ancient grandeur . . . Two of the chancels serve at 
present for a parochial church." See Memorials D.I., I, 446 ; II, 161, 
169; IV, 273. 

Parish of St. Peter's, Drogheda, Notes. 249 

A painting of Drogheda in the Hall at Beaulieu, taken about 1710, 
seema to show this church in rillns. Being in a ruinous condition in 1747, 
it was pulled down and rebuilt In 1748. Primate Stone gave £500, Chief 
Justice Singleton £500, The Corporation £300, Aid. John Graham, of Flatten, 
£227 10s., Aid. Francis Leigh £113 15s., Governors of Erasmus Smith's 
£100, Dean PuUein £100, while members of the Barlow, Ogle, Schoales, 
Sweetlove, Leigh and other families contributed — to a total of £2,712 8s. 
A cess of £300 was also collected. The pews in the new church, which was 
consecrated on Sep. 22, 1752, by the Primate, were sold. A list of sub- 
scribers and of pewholders with the amounts paid for them is in the Vestry 
Book. A view of the west end, just as at present, is shown in Ravell's 
map of 1749, the year it was erected. The Corporation — then exclusively 
Protestant— gave £300 for an organ for it in 1777 and £100 in 1789 for a 
peal of bells. In 1752 we find 14s. 3^d. deducted from the collection as 
" loss by Spanish gold." 

A movable pulpit was " provided by way of Tryal and also 18 Brass 
Candlesticks and 18 Brass Sockets with pans," 17 April, 1757. 1783 — " Lit 
town with lamps and globes." 1787 — 26 April, " a Beadle be appointed 
for taking care of the churchyard on Sundays and Holydays to prevent all 
idle or disorderly persons from coming into the same." 

" That the great Bell of this church be rung for 10 minutes at 6 o'clock 
every morning and 9 every night (Sundays excepted) from 1st March to 
1st Nov. ; and 7 a.m. and 9 at night for the rest of the year." 

In 1761 Rev. E. Cuthbert built anew Vicarage house ; cost £344 3s. 6^d 
(Vol. Book). 

In 1765 there were 1,938 Protestants, 3,600 Roman Catholics, 1 Church 
in good repair, 1 Meeting-house, 5 R.C. ChaT^el8(H earth Money Bet.). 

In 1822 the town was lighted with gas for the first time {Vestry Book). 

In 1833 £2,500, spent on preventing the spread of cholera, is ordered 
by the Treasury to be levied by the Parish Cess, — spread over 8 years. 

In 1836 the income of the V. was £561 138. 3d. including the lay tithes 
of Mornington, Colpe, Dowth and Julianstown, which had been purchased 
by the Board of First Fruits and granted to the V., as an endowment, also 
20 acres of a glebe in Carlingford=^£27 lOs. 9d., Minister's money £200, 
and houses let £30 lis. 9d. The income in 1869 was £444 18s. 8d. The 
Minister's money was regulated by an Act of the Irish Parliament. 

Circa 1640 — " 120 acres of charity land in Co. Louth were surrendered 
by the town of Drogheda to the Vicar, value £50 per annum " (Wentworth 
MSS., Lambeth Lib. See Shirley Pamphlets). 

Letters Patent of James I, 1619, created a charge upon lands granted 
to the Corporation to the amount of £54 per annum to maintain " singing 
men and siaging boys " in St. Peter's. During the Commonwealth period 
this application of the money was discontinued and never exactly restored. 
At various periods it has been applied in whole or part towards payment 
of organist, clerk, lecturer, curate-assistant and incumbent, and has been 
a frequent cause of litigation. Upon the death of the Rev. J. Eccles the 
Corporation claimed that owing to the disestablishment and disendow- 
ment of the Irish Church, the payment ceased to be obligatory. The matter 
was taken up by the Crown, and, in 1900, the Master of the Rolls decided 
that the £54 (Irish) " belonged to the benefice in so far as interest is con- 
cerned, but is vested in the Ci-own as trustee," and directed that it should 
be paid " to the persons for the time being filling the ofiice of Vicar of St. 
Peter's, Drogheda, or discharging the duties of the said office." (See also 
Erck's Ecd. Reg., p. 9-10). 

The interior of St. Peter's Church has recently [1909] been much 

250 Parish of St. Peteb's, Drogheda, Notes. 

improved by the erection of a new Holy Table, with marble platform, etc. 

There are several charities connected with the parish (see Master 
Henn's Report in Chancery of 13 Jan., 1846, etc.). 

The Clergy Widows' Houses were founded by Primates Marsh, 1710, 
and Boulter, 1742, for the widows of 16 clergy of the Diocese of Armagh, 
and, failing these, of the Diocese of Meath, and, failing the latter, of the 
Province of Armagh, failing which, for the widows of Clergy of all other 
Irish Dioceses. 

The Blue School is the old Charity Schorl of St. Peter's. The present 
site wa^ purchased and the building erected as a memorial to the late T. J*. 
Cairneg by his family. It works under a Scheme of 1893 ; £42 is payable 
to it by the Corporation under a deed of 1836. £1,000 was received for it 
under the Will of the late Rev. Charles Cairnes. 

The Poor of St. John's Charity has an Alms House at the gate of St. 
Peter's, rebuilt by the Corporation in 1817 ; it includes St. Stephen's Charity, 
incorporated with it about 1660, and has an income of about £200, including 
bequests of Col. Bellew (about £6 per an.), Alderman Leigh (from lands 
demised, about £13 per an.), and £8 from the Corporation — left by Alder- 
man Schoales. The origin of the Charity is lost in obscurity. The trustees 
are half of them Roman Catholics and half Church of Ireland, and by 
resolution of the trustees in 1848, it was arranged that the inmates should 
be Roman Catholics and Protestants of an equal number. 

In 1885 George Harper left monies, now administered under a Scheme 
of the Court of Chancery of Nov., 1900, by which half the proceeds go to 
the poor of St. Mary's and half to the Drogheda Protestant Orphan 

The Leigh Charity is also administered under trust for technical edu- 
cation, apprentices, etc. An account of it was printed in 1902 by Mr. 
Balfour, of Townley Hall, Vice-Chau-man of the Board of Governors, by 
one of whose family, Mrs. Letitia Balfour, daughter of Mr. Francis Leigh, 
M.P., of Drogheda, the charity was founded in 1780 to carry out the in- 
tention of an unmarried sister who had lately died. The charity is regu- 
lated by Scheme 117, 24 Jan., 1894, under the Educational Endowments 
Act of 1885. The Governors are the Lord Primate or his deputy, Mr. 
Balfour, Vice-Chairman, and a nominee of his, a Representative Governor, 
elected by the Diocesan Council (Mr. J. R. Garstin, D.L.), and two co- 
opted. The gross rental administered is £63 Is. 9d. per annum. 

The Communion Plate is very old and massive. It includes 2 flagons, 
2 chalices, with the inscription : — " D.O.M. Ecclesiaq : Divi Petri Pontanae, 
vulgo Drogheda, Henricus Tichborne Eques Auratus D.D.D. An. Dom. 
1667 ; " and 2 patens with no inscription and Dublin Hall-mark. Also 
Alms Dish with inscription : " Donavit Ecclia Sancti Petri Drougheda 
Nehemiah Donellan Armiger Anno Domini 1668." 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention 
Order : Baptisms, Marriages and Burials since 1653, except one volume 
from 1747-1772, which had been lost in Dalton's day and found its way to 
the Tower of London and has recently been deposited in the P.R.O., Dublin. 
Also Vestry Books since 1747 and Easter Vestry ilinutes from 1667 in 
Registers. See references above. 

St. Mark's, Drogheda, Perpetual Curates, &c. 251 


0ctpciuaf Curates^ 

1828— Hugh Usher Tlghe, Lie. (D.R.). See Clonmore. 

1834— George Needham, Lie. April 11 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. Sch. 1809; B.A. 

1811 ; M.A. 1822 ; became R. Ballynure (Leighlin), and d. at Kingstown 

in Dec., 1862, aged 71, bur. at Termonfechin Dec. 30. 

1856— Henry E. Brooke {D.R.) ; ord. D. 1854. 

1857— Benjamin Arthur Newcombe, M.A., Lie. June 10 {D.R.). See 
Donoughmore Upper. 

1862— Garrett Nugent, pro tern. 

1862— John Howlin Monsarratt, Lie. Dec. 27, 1864 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 
1847 ; M.A. 1856 ; ord. D. 1851 ; P. 1852 ; C. Eastersnow 1851-2 ; Chapl. 
at Gambia, W. Africa, 1852-62 ; C. St. Peter's 1862 ; res. Mar. 5, 1872 ; 
R. Killalon (Meath) 1872-5 ; R. Moyliscar 1875-87 ; R. Ratoath 1887- 
1904 ; m. Anne Letitia Franklin in 1852 ; d. 22 March, 1905. 

This was established as a Chapel-of-Ease to St. Peter's and erected 
into a P.C. with no cure of souls attached in 1828. The church was built 
In 1828 at a cost of £1,918 I83. 7^d. for the accommodation of families who 
could not obtain sittings in the parish church. The Corporation gave 
£276 18s. 5|d. towards its erection, the Primate £100, private subscriptions 
£640 2s. Od., and Board of First Fruits £900. The Corporation endowed the 
Curacy with the rectorial tithes of Ennismott, value £48 15s. Od., and the 
Patronage having been assigned by them to the Primate he added £50 per 
annum (see D'Alton's Drogheda, I, 50). After Disestablishment the church 
not being needed nor used it was sold by the R.B., with the consent of the 
Diocesan Coimcil, and is now a Temperance Hall. There are no records. 
See St. Peter's. 

[This parish, to the South of the River Boyne, though not in the 
County of Meath, Is in the Diocese of Meath, and so does not come within 
the compass of this work]. 

DROMIN.— rco. Louth.) 

1411— Richard Barry is deceased this year {D.R.). 

1411— Nicholas Alexander, coll. Feb. 20 {D.R.). Must have been in Deacon's 
orders only. See Dunbin. 

1414— Henry Logan {P.R. 2 Hen. 5). He is styled Parson of one portion 
of the church of Dromyng, and on 6 Aug., 1414, he had a licence to study 
in Oxford or Cambridge for one year. He is probably the Henry Logan 
who was Archdeacon of Down in 1430 and in 1434 {C.F. Ill, 20). 

1428— David Walsh appears this year {D.R.). He was living in 1431 {D.R.). 

1441 — William Hastye was previously R. of Beaulieu, which he resigned 
in 1434, probably for this R. {D.R.). 

252 Parish of Dromin, Rectors and Vicars. 

1497— Michael Goldjmg appears (Cal. Ch. Ch. Deeds, No. 368). Was in 

1508 V, St. Peter's, Drogheda, q.v. 
1518— William Palmer, Prebendary (D.R). See Vicars. 
1557— Thomas Figirl, or Fynter, Preb. (D.R.). 


1299 — A lawsuit was taken against the Vicar of Dromen in 1299. His 
name does not appear (see Justiciary Rolls, p. 278). 

1366— John Bette, or Botte (D.R.). 

1402— John Galyen, Qk., res. this year (P.R. 3 Hen. IV). 

1425 — Simon Ledewych, or Ledwich, Priest, inst. Jan. 7, is d. in 1455 (D.R.). 

[1450_William Sidgreve appears to be V. ? (D.K). See Beaulieu.] 

1455— Richard Holt {D.R.), stUl living in 1461 (D.R.). 

1471— WUliam Heneman (D.R.). 

1500 — William Palmer, inst. March. He resigned the R. of Felda or Heynes- 
town for this V. (D.R.) ; is Rector also in 1518. A William Palmer, 
married elk. of diocese of Armagh, is made Notary in 1400 [?] (Cai. 
Pap. Lett. V, 292). 

1503 — Thomas Ledwich. He is mentioned in a Chanc. Inq. of 11 April, 
1616, as Vicar de Dromyne in the reign of Henry VII — i.e., before 1503. 
He was inst. on presentation of Thomas Hede, Factor and Proctor of 
the Primate, being in his collation {P.R. 25 Eliz.). He is trustee in 
Walter Bellew of Roche's Will, made 18th March, 1511 ; is dead in 1531. 

1531— WiUiam Corbally, coll. Feb. 20 (D.R.) ; is d. on 5 March, 1539. 

1539 — Hugh Scheyll appears (D.R.) ; res. in 1544. 

1544— John White, coll. April 7 (D.R.). 

1557— Thomas Figirl, or Fynter, V. See Rectors. 

1586— WiUiam Hedrington (F.F.R.). 

1622 — William Cleybm-ne, or Clyburne, appears (R.V.). He is also V. in 
1633, and appears in F.F.R. of 1625-6. He was Domestic Chaplain to 
the Primate (R.V. 1633). A William Qebume, M.A., B.D.— probably 
the same — is Dean of Kildare 1625-36, and d. in 1645 ; he was also Preb. 
Tassagart 1630-45. In the rebellion of 1641 he lost property to the amount 
of £977 and his church living, worth £186 a year (Dep. 1641, T.C.D.). 

1668 — James Meyler, coU. May 10 (F.F.R.). Dromin was held with Staban- 
non and Mosstown from 1668 to 1769. 

1675 — Robert Houghton, coll. R. Dromin (with Mosstown) and V. Sta- 
bannon (D.R.). See Stabannon. 

1699— Boyle Travers, coU. June 12 to same parishes (D.R.). See Stabannon. 

1755 — George Jackson, M.A.. coll. July 18 to Dromin, Mosstown and 
Stabannon (D.R.). See Stabannon. He res. Mosstown on Mar. 21, 
1769, when it was united to Collon (D.R.). He res. in 1782 and Dromin 
became united to Collon. See Collon for succession since. 

1622— Hugh Griffith (R.V.). See Drumcar. 

1847— Thomas Fielding Martin, Lie. Nov. (D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1818 ; M.A. 
1832 ; ord. D. 1819 ; C. Heynestown 1824 ; R. TyreUa 1859-78 ; lived at 
Toberdoney ; d. in 1879 at Carrickmacross, bur. at Stabannon, Sep. 16, 
aged 82. 

Parish of Dromin, Notes. 253 


Dromin=Iittle ridge : but in O.N.B.=J)Tvdm Fin or Fionn=Finn's 
hill or white ridge. 

Dromin was one of the Prebends of the Anglo-Norman Chapter of 
Armagh of 1628 (see U.J.A. II, 249). 

1441 — Primate Prene, considering as well the pious intention of his 
immediate predecessor (Primate Swayne), who founded the Chapel and 
Chantry of St. Anne, within the parish of SS. Peter and Paul of Drogheda, 
granted and confirmed the R. of Dromin for the use of said chapel and 
Chantry for ever, so that after William Hastye's death, the guardian of 
the Chantry became Rector. Nov. 8, 1441 (D.R.). 

In 1539 an Inquisition was taken on Mar. 5, 1539, in the church here, 
before George Dowdall, Official, to enquire into the defects and ruinous 
state of the church and Vicar's house, after the death of Rev. Wni. Corbally ; 
the jury found to the value of 5 marks for dilapidations (D.R.). 

1608-9 — Sir A. St. Leger was granted the 3rd part of the tithes of 
Dromin {P.R.) at a rent of £1 13s. 4d. Irish. 

1614 — The right of Patronage and Collation was granted to the 
Primate 28 Feb. {P.R.). 

1620 — Said Right confirmed in the Regrant of the See estate, 3 July 

1622 — *' Church and chancel repaired, no house. Vicar non-resident, 
Hugh Griffin [Griffith], Curate, at £6 138. 4d. a year, who reads Irish and 
English" (K.F.). 

1633— Primate Patron ; value of R. £40 {R.V.). 

1658 — Corporation of Drogheda unsuccessfully claimed to present to 
the R. of St. Fintan, Dromin (D'Alton's Drogheda). 

1690— Church thatched {V.B.). 1692— "Church out of repair 13 
years, but part of the chancel lately roofed by the Minister and the other 
part he has promised to repair before winter. Chancel will cost £10, Body 
£40 to repair. A visible distinction between chancel and body of church ; 
no Bells ; parishioners meet by consent ; Service every 2nd Sunday in the 
afternoon. Patrick Birn, Popish Priest, here 10 years ; one Art O'Neill, 
Schoolmaster — a Protestant" (V.B.). 

1764-5 — 4 Protestants, 216 Roman Catholics, no church, 1 chapel 
{Pari. Ret.). 

1766 — 67 Popish and 5 Protestant families in parish (Pari. Ret.). 

The Patron Saint of the parish is St. Finian, also sometimes called 
St. Fintan. His name is associated with St. Columba in the story, denied 
by some as fiction, that St. Finian the abbot, having allowed Columba to 
copy a MS. of the Gospels in the monastery here, claimed the copy on the 
ground that according to the Brehon Law " to every cow belongs its calf " ; 
hence a quarrel that led to the battle of Cooldremhne and the flight of 
Columba to lona. The Patron Day falls on 12 Oct., and is still kept. The 
monastery here was burnt by the Danes in 834. The churchyard in which 
lie the ruins of the old church — portion of which is evidently 12th century 
work, is now vested in the Ardee Rural District Council. The ivy, 
if allowed to spread, will probably bring down this venerable ruin in 
a few years. The ruins consist of what may be called a chancel 32 feet 
8 inches, and the body of the church 36 feet 4 inches — total interior measure 
71 feet 6 inches, exterior 57 feet by 16 feet. An archway on the N. side of 
the chancel which has some old stonework in it has probably been made 
of material taken from another part. There is a very large rath here, 
which is described in Louthiana, &c. T)ie old Communion Plate — plated — 
chalice and paten — is in possession of the R. of Collon, and inscribed : 
" Dromin Church, 1848." 

Bkoobds— see Collon. 

254 Parish of Dromshallon, Rectors, &c. 

DROMSHALLON.— (Co. Lmth.) 

From 1245 to 1870 the Precentors of Christ Church or Holy Trinity, 

Dublin, were Rectors, the parish being impropriate to the Precentorship 
(see Cal. Ch. Ch. Deeds 53 and 379, and D.R.). The Vicars and Curates 
of the neighbouring parishes of Carrick and Rathdrummin seem to have 
served the cure. 


1450— Thomas McGlew, Chaplain (D.R.). 

1590— William Barnewall, " Rector and Vicar " (sic) {M.R. Eliz.). 

1633— George Thomas {R.V.). 

1690 — Alexander Sherrald at £17 10s., of which the Precentor paid £2 lOs. 

(V.B.); see Termonfechin. 
1720— WiUiam Creighton {D.R.). 

1720 — Thomas Tucker resigned Nov. 15 {D.R.). See Drogheda. 
1748— William Ferguson {V.B.). 
1757— John Gibson (V.B.). See Dunany. 

1763 Ferguson {V.B.). 

1775— Robert Leavens (V.B.). 

1806— John Graves (V.B.). 

1812-9— J. Robinson {V.B.). Probably "John Robmson," B.A. T.C.D. 

1818-9— William Coddington (V.B.). Became R. Kilmoon 24 Jan., 1826. 
1820-6 — Arthur Ellis does occasional duties and gets £10 ( V.B.). See Ardee. 


Dromshallon. The O.N.B. and O.S.L. give its meaning as "Marshy 
land," Joyce as the " ridge of the gallows " from sealan the executioner's 

1472 — An Act of Parliament was passed making void a lease of the 
Manor of Dromshallon, worth £10 a year, made to John Beggs (Reg. Christ 

1548 — Lease to Patrick White, Drogheda, of the town and lands of 
Dromsalan, parsonage, glebe, rectorial tithes, from 1563 for 55 years at £10. 
Lessee to keep the church, chancel and house in repair, to procure a priest 
to minister and pay heriots or 26/8, and also to receive the chantor and 
his company with meat and drink for horse and man for a day and a night 
when they go yearly to keep court at Dromsalan (Cai. Ch. Ch. Deeds No. 

1633— Value not given in R.V. 

1656 — " Such part of the tithes of Dromshallon as belong not to Mr. 
Eccleston (being concealed) rented to Mr. John Whittington on 31 May 
for £0 5s. Od." (Commonwealth Papers). 

1690 — Church out of repair since the warrs ; no distinction between 
church and chancel, former 12 yards — to cost £80, latter 6 yards, to cost 
£40 to repair. The Chantor of Christ Church does not allow a competent 
salary to maintain a Curate to officiate ; no Churchwardens ; no School- 
master (V.B.). Egleston is the tenant of the tithes in 1692 (V.B.). 

1764-5 — 70 Protestants, 400 Roman Catholics, no church, 1 chapel 
(Pari. Ret.). 

The graveyard is now vested in the Drogheda District Council, 
but seems to be kept in a bad state (see Rev. T. Gogarty, C.C., in Memorials, 
1909, p. 631). 

Records extant : — None. 

Parish of Drumbanagher, District Curates, &c. 255 
DRUMBANAGHER.— (Co Armagh.) 

©iefticf CvitaUe. 

1845 — Edward Lindsay Elwood, Lie. Jan. 7 (D.E.), son of Rev. James E. ; 
b. in Co. Roscommon, ent. T.C.D. Dec. 20, 1823 ; B.A. 1831 ; ord. P. 
1836 (Limerick) ; m. Eleanor Hone 1840 ; became an S.P.G. Missy, in 
Upper Canada 1848-57. 

1848 — Joseph Chamney, District Curate, Lie. Dec. 21 {D.R.). See Dromiskin 

1854— George Studdert, Lie. Nov. 21 {D.R.) ; res. in 1856 for Drumcar. 
See Ardee. 

1856— Charles Lendrick Maclean, B.A., T.C.D. Div. Test. 1854, son of 
Samuel M., dentist, Stephen's Green, Dublin, and nephew of Rev. Wm. 
Maclean, Preb. Tynan ; ra. Catherine, dau. of Wm. Lodge Kidd, M.D., 
of Armagh, by Sarah, dau. of George Patton of Tandragee ; was C. Killy- 
man 1854 ; he res. about 1860 and obtained an educational appointment 
in New Zealand ; died a few years ago. 

1862— Robert Samuel Law, Lie. Jan. 2, 1863 (D.R.), son of Samuel L. 
by Sarah, dau. of Admiral Hon. Sir Thomas Pakenham. His father was 
son of Robert Law, Banker, Great Denmark Street, Dublin, by Eliza, 
dau. of Wm. Johnston, Capt. 48th Regt., by Mary, dau. of George 
Hamilton of Tyrella ; b. in Dublin, ent. T.C.D. as a Fellow Commoner 
1850, aged 18 ; B.A. 1855 ; Div. Test. 1855 ; M.A. 1882 ; ord. D. 1856 ; 
P. 1857 ; P.C. Meigh 1858-62 ; R. Drumconrath (Meath) 1872-92 ; m. 
and had issue, including Ernest Law, Laracor, his eldest son ; he died 
Jan. 19, 1892, and was bur. in Syddan churchyard, where also lie the 
remains of his wife. 


1872— John Hume Townsend, inst. July 29 (D.B.), T.C.D. B.A. 1868; 
M.A. 1873 ; Div. Test. (2) 1870 ; B.D. and D.D. 1890 ; ord. D. 1870 and 
P. 1871 ; C. St. Lawrence, Lim., 1890-2 ; [C. Dundalk 1872 ; res. Sep. 
17, 1877 ; C. Holy Trinity, Tunbridge Wells, 1877-81 ; V. St. Mark's, 
Broadwater Down 1881. Author of Life of Canon Hoare, 1895 ; Spiral 
Stairs — Studies in Church Seasons for theYear, 1895-6 ; Still Upward, 1898. 

1877— Thomas Benjamin Willson, inst. Nov. 9 (D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. (Sen. 
Mod. Hist. Pol. Sci. and Eng. Lit.) 1872; Cluff Mem. Prize and Div. 
Test. (2) 1874 ; M.A. 1876 ; ord. D. 1874 ; P. 1875 ; C. Kilmore Cathedral 
1874-7; res. for C. St. Saviour's, Croydon, 1883; V. Shooter's Hill 
(Rochester) 1897. Only son of Thomas Edkins W., M.A , of Upper 
Mount Street, Dublin, by Maria, 2nd dau. of Thos. Willans, of Susan Vale, 
Co. Dublin. He m. 23 June, 1879, Florence Jane, youngest dau. of Peter 
Quinn, The Agency, Drumbanagher, M.P. for Newry 1859-65, by Sarah 
Jane, dau. of Rev. Josiah Erskine, B.A., R. of Knockbride (Kilmore), 
and has issue 2 sons — Thos. Olaf, M.A., Keble Coll., Oxford, and Maurice 
Frank Campbell. 

1883— Henry Taylor, inst. Nov. 20 (D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1875 ; M.A. 1879 ; 
ord. D. 1877 ; P. 1878 ; C. Drummaul 1877-9 ; R. St. John's, Cloverhill 
1879-83 ; res. in 1892 for Chapl. Hosp. Incurables, Dublin ; Chapl. 
Female Orphan House, Dublin, since 1901. 

1892— Francis Meredith Moeran, M.A., inst. July 19 {D.R.) ; res. in 1895. 
See Derryloran. 

1895— William Herbert Fitzmauriee, B.A. ; inst. Sep. 12 (D.R.) ; res. in 
1897. See Richhill. 

1897— John Thomas Waller, jun., inst. June 4 (D.R.), son of Rev. J. T. 

256 Parish of Drumbanagher, Incumbents, &c. 

WaUer, PaUaskenry {B. L.G.I.) ; T.C.D. B.A. (Sen. Mod. Hist, and Pol. 
Sci.) 1890 ; M.A. 1895 ; ord. D. 1893 ; P. 1894 ; C. St. Thomas'?, Belfast, 
1893-4; C. Dundalk 1894-7; res. for R. St. Lawrence's, Limerick in 
1900 ; ra. 7 June, 1899, Alice Evelyn, dau. of Maxwell C. Close, D.L., of 

1900— Arthur Joseph Johnston, inst. Feb. 19 and again 1907 (I).R.), T.C.D. 
B.A. 1890; M.A. 1895; Div. Test. (1) 1897; B.D. 1901 ; ord. D. 1890; 
P. 1891 ; C. Drumcannon 1890-5 ; R. Forkill 1895-1900. Brother of Rev. 
A. W. Johnston, LL.D., Richhill. Married Oct. 19, 1898, at Ardee, 
Flora, dau. of late Sir Erasmus Dixon Borrowes, Bart., of Barrettstown 
Castle, Co. Kildare ; res. for R. KilcuUen (Kildare) 1909. 

1910— Ernest Aylward Nelson, inst. Jan. 1 [D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1899; Div. 
Test. 1900 ; M.A. 1902 ; ord. D. 1899 ; P. 1900 ; C. St. Peter's, Drogheda, 
1899-03 ; R. Grange 1904-10. Younger son of Arthur Nelson, J.P., 
Registrar of Probate, Ardmore, Armagh ; m. June 15, 1904, Ethel 
Gertrude, only dau. of George H. Daly, J.P., Donacamey House, 

1875— John Beaufort Berkeley Barter. See Kilmore. 

1877— Robert Winthrop Baldwin Sealey, B.A. See Ballinderry. 


Drumbanagher=Druim beannchar=the ridge of the pinnacles or 
pointed rocks. Drumbanagher up to 1870 was a District Curacy formed in 
1845 out of 8 townlands in the parish of KUleavy. It has since then been 
a separate Incumbency. The old Parish Church was consecrated as 
St. Mary's on 22 May, 1731, and was used ai= the Parish Church of Killeavy 
up to 1832 when another one was built at Cloghinny ; see Killeavy. The 
present church of Drumbanagher was built in 1859-61. (Col. Close having 
laid the foundation stone on 2 Sep., 1859,) ; and consecrated by the Bishop 
of Kilmore for the Primate on July 18. 1861. It is near Goraghwood Station 
G.N.R., conspicuous from the main line and Armagh branch. 

The Communion Plate used in it up to some years ago formerly belonged 
to the Private Chapel of the Primate in Armagh. This was returned and 
the Plate of Movlary was lent to this church by the R.C.B. This includes 
1 chalice and 2 patens — plated — inscribed ; " Moylary Church, 1796." 
There is also a flagon belonging to the parish inscribed " The Parish Church 
of St. Mary, Drumbanagher, Epiphany, 1873." Two stained glass windows 
were erected in the church in 1875 to the memory of Sir Barry Close. 

Records exta^s-t :— In P.R.O. Baptisms 1838-79, Marriages 1838-45, 
Burials 1838-79 ; see also Killeavy and Meigh. Registers since above dates 
in possession of Incumbent. In Office of R.C.B. : — Deed of Conveyance 
of site of Church by Maxwell Close, 20 June, 1859 ; also Map of Church- 
yard, showing the sites of old and new churches in 1859. 

Parish of Drumcar, Vicars, 1220-1861. 257 

DRUMCAR.— (Co. Louth.) 

Between the years 120& and 1220 Ralph de Repenteny granted the 
Church of St. Fintau, Drumcar, with its tithes, mills, fisheries and lands 
to the Abbot and Convent of St. Mary's, Dublin {Chart. S. Mary's 
Abb. Vol. I.). 


1220— William, " Chaplain de Drumcar," witnesses a deed (Chart. S. Mary's 


1227 — P , " Chaplain de Drumcar " {same). 

1244— William, Vicar of Drumcar appears {Chart. 8. Mary's Abb., I, 336). 
1413— William Galwey, inst. upon the pres. of Abb. and Conv. of St. Mary, 

near Dublin (D.B.). He d. this year. 
1413— John White {D.R.). 
1427— John Prene {D.R.). See Archbishops. 
1427— William Stradyll {D.R.) ; d. in 1428. 
1428 — William Pencrick, inst. July 6 on pres. of John Pentney, " Lord of 

Drumcarre," the Patron ; R V. 1622 has " Mar. 26 " as his date. There 

seems to have been a dispute about this Pres. 
1428— William Garvey, inst. upon pres. of the Abb. and Conv. of St. Mary's 

Abbey, July 7. He seems to have entered into possession, for we find 

him V. in 1431 and again in 1456 {D.B.). 
1497— Patrick Moore or More appears V. {D.R.). He is living in 1509 as 

V. {P.E.). 
1519 — Wilhelmus, " Clericus de Drumcar " appears {D.B.). Perhaps he 

was but Chaplain or Curate. 
1521 — Nicholas Byrrell appears {D.R.). He res. in 1542. 
1542 — Nicholas Waring, pres. Aug. 30 by the Crown, because of the sur- 
render of the Abbey of St. Mary {P.R.). D.R. has Aug. 29. 
Circa 1556 — John Price appears {D.R.) ; is d. in 1595. 
1595— Hugh Griffith, pres. April 3 by the Crown ; is V. 1622 {R.V.). See 

Stabannon ; is d. in 1625. A Hugh Griffith was R. Carrickfergus in 1599. 
1625 — George Thomas, pres. May 6 by the Crown {P.R), "admitted" 

[?=in8tituted] May 10, inducted May 20 {R.V. 1633). See Carrick. 
1647 — Robert Chambers appears as V. and is residing in this year at Drogheda 

{Carte Papers, Vol. XXI, p. 346). 

The parish of Drumcar was united to Dunleer on 26 Aug., 1682, by 

Act of Council. See Dunleer for Succession up to 1840. On Aug. 15, 

1840, it was again constituted a separate parish (see Appendix 32 to Rep. 

of Com. 1868). 
1841— Cecil Smyly, pres. Dec. 13, 1840 {P.R.) Lie. to preach in School- 
house April, 1841; inst. Jan. 13 [?3]) 1841 {D.R.); res. in 1856 for 

Grange. See Carlingford. 
1856— George Studdert, M.A., inst. April 1 {D.R.) ; res. in 1861 for Ardee, q.v. 
1861— George Finlay, inst. Mar. 25 {D.R.), son of Dr. James F., b. in Dublm, 

educated under Mr. Allen, ent. T.C.D. 1844, aged 16, T.C.D. B.A. and 

Div. Test. (1) 1852; M.A. 1856; B.D. and D.D. 1875; ord. D. 1852; 

P. 1853 ; 0. Fahan 1852-3 ; 0. Templeport 1853-4 ; C. Lower Langfield 

258 Pabish of Drumcar, Vicars, Rectors, &c. 

1855-7 ; C, Ck>llon 1857-61 ; res. Drumcar in 1873 : R. aones and Arch- 
deacon of Qogher 1886-1903 ; m. in 1856 (1) Isabella King, (2) Sep. 5, 
1889, Helen, youngest dau. of Rev. Joseph Chapman, Wykeham, Ck). 
Carlow ; d. in 1905. 

1873 — Robert James Shaw (afterwards Shaw-Hamilton), Inst. July 5, be- 
came R. Tynan in 1886 and afterwards Dean. See Deans. 

1886— Francis George Le Poer McClintock, M.A., B.D., inst. Sep. 23 ; Dean 
of Armagh 1908. See Deans. 

(gecfote Umptoptiaie, 

In 1712, the rectorial tithes being in the Primate's hands, he endowed 
the following clergy with same on condition that as Rectors Impropriate 
they paid £50 annually to the P.C. of Moylary. 

1712— Mossom Wye, LL.D., R. of Dunleer, coll. Jan. 5 {D.R.). 

1789— James Alley, LL.D., R. of Beaulieu, coll. June 1 (D.E.). 

1827— Richard Allott, Vicar Choral of Armagh, May 21 (D.B.). See 

Circa 1831— Edward Groome, R. of Beaulieu, q.v. 


Drumcar=Druim-caradh=the ridge of the weir {Joyce). The Patron 
Saint was St. Fintan, who founded a monastery here. According to 
tradition it was built at a place 280 yards W. of the old church, and called 
Raire na bratar {O.S.L.). Cellach, son of Muirghis, Abbot of Dromcar, was 
slain by Gertide, son of Tuathal 815 {A.F.M.). 869 — Condla, anchorite 
of Drumcar died (ibid.). The Patron Day is July 29. 

In 1541 by Inquisition the Abbot of St. Mary's Abbey, Dublin, was 
found seised of the Rectory ; and the Grange of Core (sic) belonged to said R. 
(Archdall Mon. Hib.). In 1575, by deed, dated Sep. 20, the R., Parsonage, 
Church and Chapel of Dromcar with all the tythes for 60 years from 1582 
were granted to Lord Ormond at the annual rent of £9 6s. 8d. Irish (P.R.). 
Sir John Bath, Knt., seems to have rented same in 1630-1. We find a 
surrender of them by Luke and John Bath in Dec. 1630 (P.R.) ; and William 
DiUon, of Flinstown (Co. Meath) was impropriator in 1633 (R.V.) when the 
value was £8. He died seised of the tithes 1642 (P.R.). In 1656 the 
great tithes were rented by Henry Usher at £12 (Comm. Papers). Upon the 
surrender of St. Mary's Abbey, Dublin, to which the R. was appropriated, 
the right of presentation went to the Crown, which presented down to 1870. 

In 1682, Primate Boyle having certified to the Lord Lieutenant and 
Council that the respective situations and extents of the parishes of Dunleer, 
Capocke, Disert, Moylary and Drumcar were contiguous, and that the 
churches were ruinous except that of Dunleer, part of which was wholly 
ruinous and the other part in mean condition and repair, they were united 
into one parish 26 Aug., 1682, the parishioners of Drumcar, being allowed, 
at their own charge, to build up that church, if they thought fit, to be a 
chapel of ease to the parish of Dunleer, and to keep it in constant repair 
and to make such allowance to a curate to officiate therein as the Primate 
thought fit (D.R.). 

In 1690 — " The churchyard out of repair, but ordered to be fenced 
and kept from profane uses " (V.B.). 

In 1711 — Aug. 11 — Primate Marsh purchased from John Foster of 
Dimleer for £1800 a lease of the R. and rectorial tithes of Drumcar for 999 
years. John Foster held the same by lease, dated Dec. 11, 1703, from 

Parish of Drumcar, Notes. 259 

Stephen Ludlow. On Aug. 13, 1711, the Primate demised the same to the 
said John Foster for 21 years at £100 rent. His Grace settled the said 
rectory and tithes on Dr. Wye and his successors the Rectors of Drumcar 
for ever, on condition that they paid £40 annually to the P.C. Moylary 
(See Papers ; see Rectors Impropriate). 

In 1764 there were 12 Protestants and 363 Roman Catholics in the 
parish, no church and no chapel (Pari. Bet.). 

The present church of Drumcar was built in 1845 on the model of that 
at Littlemore, near Oxford. It cost £1,550, of which the Ecclesiastical 
Commissioners contributed £160 only (Appendix 31, Report of 1868). The 
chancel was added in 1868. On Aug. 17, 1868, a faculty for alterations 
in the church was granted. The parish was largely endowed by the first 
Lord Rathdonnell, who was awarded the right of presentation after 
disestablishment. The church was consecrated May 15, 1845, by the 
Bishop of Meath for the Primate. 

There is a handsome 3 - light east window. Two 2 - light 
windows one on each side of the chancel are inscribed: " To the beloved 
memory of John, First Baron Rathdonnell, born Aug. 26, 1798, Called to 
Rest in Christ May 17, 1879." A 2-light window near the pulpit on the 
south side has the inscription : " To the glory of God and in loving memory 
of the Rev. Robert Le Poer M'Clintock. At Rest June 30, 1879. Erected 
by his relatives and many friends." There is a very handsome brass mem- 
orial tablet in the nave near the Vestry door to Admiral Sir Francis 
Leopold M'Clintock, K.C.B. The west window has a brass in- 
scribed : " This window was placed in loving memory of Anne Lady Rath- 
donnell, 1890." She was wife of 1st Lord Rathdonnell and dau. of Rev. 
J. H. Lefroy. There are also tablets to John M'Clintock, of Drumcar, M.P., 
b. 1769, d. 1865 ; Major Henry Stanley M'Clintock, b. 1812, d. 1898 ; George 
Augustus Jocelyn M'Clintock, &c. See also Clonmore. Lord Rathdonnell 
erected a handsome lych gate at the entrance of the churchyard about 16 
years ago. 

The ruins of the old church lie to the west of the present one. The 
interior measurement is 69 feet by 20 feet ; a doorway and 4 windows 

Mr. Garstin has copies of the inscriptions in the churchyard. On a 
headstone, erected in 1802 by Joseph Breagy of Ardee there are 4 lines 
in English verse with their equivalent in Irish, which is very uncommon 
at that time. It has been photographed by the Rector, Dean M'Clintock. 

The oldest inscription I could find here is on a tombstone within the 
walls of the ancient church and is inscribed — " Here lyeth the ( Body of 
Joseph I Costerdine, | who dyed Majrch ye 30th, 1745." 

The chalice and 2 patens — plated — are inscribed : " Drumcar Church, 
1842." A flagon was presented by the late Dean Shaw-Hamilton. A 
collecting plate is inscribed : " Drumcar Church, 1843." A brass alms 
dish bears the inscription ; " Presented by Isabella, Mary and Pauline 
M'Clintock- Bimbury for the Service of God and in memory of their Confir- 
mation, July 29th, 1892." 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession imder Retention 
Order : Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1841 ; also Vestry Book 
since 1841. 

26o Parish of Dromiskin, Vicars, Rectors and Vicars. 
DROMISKIN. —rco Louth.) 

[Fuller details about this Parish and its Clergy will be found in the Author's 
History of Kilsaran, pp. 237 to 242.] 

1313— William appears (Pipe Rolls). 

1360 — Hugh Gerney or Germyn appears (D.R.), and again in 1361. 

1398— Hugh Saunder (Cal. Pap. Lett., V, 110). In 1426 he gets a dispen- 
sation for concubinage (D.R.). 

1450 — Richard Saunder appears, and again in 1456 {D.B.). 

1471— Thomas Sherloke appears (D.R.). 

1514— Patrick Heweren is deceased (D.R.). 

1520— John Ricard resigns {D.R.). 

1520— Robert Ratclifl inst. Feb. 18 (D.R.). 

1541 — Lewis Tydder or Kidder, pres. by the Crown Aug. 26 {P.R.) ; res. 
1542 for R. Harryston (Ferns) 1543 and R. Rosslare 1543 ; d. 1551. 

1542 — Richard MeMyde, pres. by the Crown April 29 (Fiants) ; inst. July 4 

1559— Richard White, pres. by the Crown, is V. Oct. 17 {P.R.). 

1604— Thomas Robinson {F.F.R.). 

1614/5— Samuel Clayton (F.F.R.). 

1615/6— Edward Lewis (F.F.R.) was R. Rathdrummin 1602. 

1619/20— Michael Matchett, M.A. (R.V. 1622). See Dundalk. 

1627/8— John Duff (F.F.R.). 

1629— Richard Barron, inst. June 3 (F.F.R.), also V. Dunany. 

(geciotti an^ (Picare* 

1633— Thomas Lambert, inst. July 17 (F.F.R. and R. V. 1633) ; ord. P. 1625 ; 
C. Marlmstown 1632/3 and C. Philipstown ; V. Dunany 1633. Was 
appointed Commonwealth Minister here 28 June, 1658, at £100. His 
P. Will was proved in 1661 ; mentions his elder son James and 2nd son 
George (see Summary in Hist, of Kilsaran, p. 333). 

1666— Caesar Williamson, D.D., appears (H.M. Rolls), also R.Kilsaran, q.v. 

1673— Thomas Chambers or Chambre, coll. Aug. 19 [F.F. T.). See Kilsaran. 

1678— Walter Smyth, inst. Aug. 19 (F.F.T.) and also to Preb. Kilcurly, 
R. Dunbin and R. Baronatown; ent. T.C.D. 15 Feb., 1668, aged 16; 
B.A. 1673 ; M.A. 1676. His widow Agnes lived at Drogheda 1714 to '33. 
He was brother of the Archdeacon William Smyth, q.v. 

1692 — Anthony Cope, LL.D., appears (V.B.). Was also Precentor and R. 
Kllleavy. See Precentors. 

1709— Benjamin Huson, M.A., coll. Oct. 28 [D.R.) ; held also the Precentor- 
ship and R. Killeavy. See Precentors. 

1720— John Singleton, M.A., coll. June 10 (D.R.) ; res. March 22, 1728; 

became in 1727 R. Dunleer, q.v. 
1728— Charles Wye, coll. March 27 (D.R.), son of Rev. Mossom Wye, LL.D. 

(see Dunleer), b. in Dunleer, ent. T.C.D. Mar. 28, 1709, aged 16 ; Sch. 

1712; B.A. Was 0. Dunleer before 1728; R. Darver 1734, which he 

Parish of Dromiskin, Rectors & Vicars and Curates. 261 

held with Dromiskin till 1752. Exchanged with Rev. Joseph Pratt 
for R. Ballymoney and R. Kilraeen (Cork and Ross) 1752. His P. Will 
was proved 16 Aug., 1784. In it he mentions a son Francis and 2 daus. 
Mary (Quin) and Elizabeth ; a dau. Dorothy was bur. in Dunleer, Feb. 4, 

1752— Joseph Pratt, coll. to Dromiskin and Darver Sep. 15 (D.R.), son of 
Mervyn P., M.P., of Cabra Castle, b. at Cabra, ent. T.C.D. 8ep. 1, 1726, 
aged 17, B.A. 1731 ; M.A. 1734 ; R. Ballymoney (Cork) and Kilmeen 
(Ross) 1746-52 ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of S. Chetwood, of Woodbrook, 
Queen's Co. ; res. Dromiskin Dec. 26, 1765. See next. 

1766— Joseph Pratt, jun., coll. to Dromiskin and Darver April 30 {D.R.), 
2nd son of preceding, b. in Co. Dublin 1738, ent. T.C.D. 1756 ; B.A. 
1760 ; M.A. 1764 ; m. in 1772 [M.L. April 28] Hon. Sarah Morres, dau. of 
Harvey Viscount Mountmorres and had (1) Joseph, (2) Rev. Mervyn, 
d. 1823, (3) Hervey (see B.L.Q.I.) ; d. in 1831. 

1831— John. Smy the, coll. Oct. 19 {D.R.), 4th son of WUliam S., of Barba- 
villa, Co. Westmeath (B. L.G.I.) and Catherine, dau. of W. M. Ogle, M.P. ; 
T.C.D. B.A. 1813; M.A. 1824; C. Dunany 1815; C. Drogheda 1824; 
R. Beaulieu 1827-31 ; m. Harriet, dau. of Rev. J. Wyatt and had issue 
(see B.L.Q.I.) ; res. Dromiskin June 20, 1840. 

1841— John Hamilton Stubbs. coll. April 8 {D.R.), b. in Dublin 26 Jan., 
1786; T.C.D. B.A. 1806; M.A. 1814 (see pedigree of the Stubbs family 
in Irish Builder of Oct., 1887, under St. Audoen's). He was Head Master 
of Dundalk Grammar School for many years, and was licensed as C. 
Dundalk, Mar. 19, 1824 {D.R.). He d. at Dromiskin Rectory, Oct. 25, 
1866, aged 72, and was bur. in Dundalk, where a mural tablet has been 
erected to his memory by his younger son Major-General Francis Wm. 
Stubbs, R.A., J. P. 

1866— Joseph Chamney, coll. Dec. 3 (D.R.), 3rd son of Henry C, of Bally- 
rahine, Co. Wicklow ; b. May 18, 1818 ; T.C.D. B.A. (Jun. Mod. Eth. 
and Log.) 1847 ; M.A. 1865. ; ord. D. 1848 ; P. 1849 ; C. Drumbanagher 
and P.C. Killeavy or Meigh 1848-58 ; C. Armagh 1858-66 ; held C. Darver 
with Dromiskin till 1870 ; m. April 17, 1856, Catherine, dau. of Archibald 
Montfort, who d. 11 Sep., 1887, and had issue 3 sons — Montfort, J.P. ; 
Henry, C.M.G., and Graves and six daus. He res. Dromiskin July 30, 
1905, and d. there 28 Aug., 1906. He is bur. in Dromiskui churchyard 
(see Hist, of Kilsaran, p. 241). 

On Mr. Chamney's resignation Dromiskin ceased to be a separate 
parish ; portion of it was joined to Heynestown and the church and another 
portion was joined to Kilsaran. 

1690-2— William Smith (V.B.). 

1718— Patrick Dunkin {D.R.) ; son of Rev. Wm. Dunkin, of Lisnaskea, 

ent. T.C.D. 1684, aged 19; or Patrick Duncan, B.A. 1709; M.A. 1712. 
1719— Edward Harris, B.A., Lie. Sep. 26 (D.R.) ; ord. D. 1719. 
1752— William Batt {V.B.). See Collon. 
1761-7— Matthew McClean, B.A., Latin Schoolmaster at Castlebellingham 

from 1758. 
1791— John Crawford (Vestry Book). 
1791-2— W. Brecknock Wragge (Vestry Book). 

1793.4_Robert Caldwell (Vestry Book) ; T.C.D. Sch. 1788 ; B.A. 1790. 
1795.9_Moore Smith (V.B.). See Kilsaran. 
1880— WUliam Woolsey, LL.B. (V.B.). See Kilsaran 
1813— Joseph Pilkington (V.B.) is C. Heynestown 1814 (V.B.), became 

262 Parish of Drumcree, Vicars, Rectors and Vicars. 

R. Upper Langfield 1814-45 ; m. Frances, dau. of Rev. Wm. Coddington 

(see Clonoe) ; d. 1845. 
1815-31— Richard Woods, B.A. See Darver. 
1832— Hugh Usher Tighe ( Vestry Book). See Qonmore. 
1836-41 — George L. Audouln, son of George A. " generosus " b. in Co. 

Wicklow, T.C.D. B.A. 1818 ; M.A. 1827. 


On this head the reader is referred to the author's History of Kilsaran, 
pp. 164-220, &c., where the subject is fully dealt with. 

The following curious entry about the Glebe house from the Diocesan 
Valuation Books, P.R.O., may be added : Rev. John Singleton when coll. 
to Dromiskin 1720 " found the glebe house very insufficient for the residence 
of the ministers, above half the said house being thatched . . . and so low 
that there was no convenience of lodging but a garret, though at the same 
time there was but two Bedchambers in the house, besides one of these 
a small return room ill built with the roof rotten . . . the kitchen was too 
near the parlour, the cellar too low and 7iot sufficient to contain any quantity 
of drink for a family.'' 

Records extant: — In P.R.O. Baptisms 1799-1904, Marriages 1805- 
42, Burials 1802-1904. In possession of Incumbent of Kilsaran. Vestry 
Books from 1765, Preacher's Books from 1830, Maps and Award re Commons 

DRUMCREE.— (Co. Armagh.) 

1414— David Macralagen, V. of Drumcrihid [Drumcree] is deceased this 
year (Col. Pap. Lett., V, 432) and 

1414 — Comedinus O'Ferchian to be coll. as his successor, 16 Kal. June ; 
he was also R. Tamplacclid — i.e., Ballymore. (ibidem). 

1433— Nicholas O'Hallagan vacated the V. by death (D.R.) and 

1433 — Dermot O'Hermean, inst. Sep. 26 (D.R.) ; a dispute seems to have 
arisen, for in the same year 

1433— Charles O'Conaland O'Neyll was inst. Dec. 7 (D.B.). 

1440 — David O'Kellachan, V., receives this year permission for non- 
residence, being CoUideus of the Church of Armagh. He was living in 
1455 (D.B.). 

1508 — Henry Iharran, Presbyter of Armagh diocese, binds himself for the 
firstfruits of the parish of St. Corcan of Keluion [Kilmore] and the parish 
church of St. Columba of Druimcuhe [Drumcree] on 26 Jan (Ann. Hib. 12). 

Q^ectore arx^ (Picatg* 

The Rectory, which was impropriate in the Dean of Armagh before the 
Reformation (Ult. Inq.) seems to have been united to the Vicarage before 
1613, and the advowson seems to have been granted to the Primate. 
1613— John Matchett, M.A., coll. Julv 27 (D.B.), was also R. Kilmore, 

being allowed to hold both by Letters Patent. May 10, 1619 (R. V. 1633) ; 

inst. a 2nd time May 14, 1628 (ibidem). In 1628 he received a grant of 

land for a glebe (P.R.). 

1638— William Fitzgerald, coll. May 4 (F.F.T.). We find hira reaidmg at 
Lififord in 1647 (Carte Papers, Vol. XXI, p. 346). 

Parish of Drumcrbb, Rectors and Vicars, 1655-1758. 263 

[1655 — John Barnes is Established Commonwealth Minister at Drumcree 
and Loughgall at £100 from 29 Sep., 1655 {Comm. Vol. A/21 Orders)]. 

1666— Tempest lUingworth appears. See Arboe. 

1668— Joshua Cowley, coll. Jan. 4 (F.F.T.), Fellow and M.A. T.C.D. in 1654 ; 
Preb. Dromara (Dromore), 1661-77, holding it with Drumcree. 

1679— William Brookes, coll. Dec. 19 (F.F.T.). He was also R. Darver 
from 1676-1700 and R. Clonmore 1677-1700, holding these parishes with 
Drumcree. He resided in Portadown ( 1190) and was attainted in 
in 1689 ; d. in 1700. 

1700— Sir Thomas Vesey, Bart., M.A., coll. June 25 (D.R. and F.F.R.), ord. 
D. Oct. 28, 1699 ; P. Jime 24, 1700. He was the eldest son of Dr. John 
Vesey, who had been Archdeacon of Armagh and subsequently became 
Archbp. of Tuam, b. at Cork, ed. at Eton and Ch. Ch., Oxford, Fellow 
of Oriel Coll. ; M.A. 1697 ; created a Baronet 1698 ; T.C.D. LL.D. Hon. 
Causa 1712 ; R. Moore and Drum 1700 ; also Archdeacon of Tuam, 
exchanged that and this benefice with his successor ; res. Drumcree in 
1703, and became R. Clonenagh (Leighlin) and Chaplain to the Duke of 
Ormond, L.L., who recommended him for a Bishopric to Queen Anne ; 
consecrated Bishop of Killaloe in Ch. Ch. Cathedral, Dublin, July 12, 
1713 ; translated to Ossory in 1714 ; d. on Aug. 6, 1730 ; bur. in St. Anne's 
Church, Dublin. 

1703— Hon. Edward Chichester, coll. June 18 (D.R.) ; M.A. Oxon. and ad 
eund., Dublin, 1702 ; ord. D. 1669 ; P. 1670 ; R. Clonenagh 1702 ; ex- 
changed with Sir Thos. Vesey for R. Drumcree and Archdeaconry of 
Tuam in 1703 ; held the latter till Sep. 12, 1706 ; held Drumcree 
till 1711. 

1711— WUliam Tisdall, coll. Nov. 28 (D.R.), T.C.D. Sch. 1692 ; B.A. 1693 ; 
M.A. and Fellow 1696 ; B.D. 1703 ; D.D. 1707 ; previously V. Layde, V. 
Skerry and Rathcavan 1706-11 ; held with Drumcree the V. of Belfast 
1711-36. The M.L. of Rev. W. Tisdall, Finglas, and EUmor Morgan, 
St. Michan's, Dublin, dated 15th June, 1706. He was a friend of Swift's 
and Stella's, and is often mentioned in Swift's correspondence. He d. 
in 1736, and by his P. WUl, made 13 May, 1732, proved 23 July, 1736, 
he leaves his estate in trust to Rev. Dr. George Marlay (afterwards Bishop) 
and Rev. Thomas Smith, Archdeacon of Glendalough for his wife Elinor 
with power to her to dispose it by Will to his children; mentions his sons 
Rev. William (ent. T.C.D. Aug. 29, 1723, aged 17, b. in Co. Dublin, ed. 
in Belfast under Mr. Fletcher), Hugh, Anthony, Henry and Thomas, 
and daus. Penelope and Ellinor. See Leslie's Kilsaran under Manfields- 
town, B.L.G.I., &c. 

1736— Robert Litherbarrow [? Letherbarrow], coll. June 19 (D.R.), T.C.D. 
B.A. 1702; M.A. 1705; R. Kildress 1717-36; d. in 1737. His widow 
Mary Letherbarrow lived at Drogheda 1741-9. 

1737 — George Cope, coll. Sep. 26 (D.R.), previously sequestrator from April, 
T.C.D. Sch. 1717 ; B.A. 1719 ; M.A. 1722 ; Preb. Taghboyne (Elphin) 
1725-31 ; R. Killyman 1731-7. His Will was proved in Armagh 1758. 
He was one of the Loughgall Copes. See B.L-Q-L 

1758— William Cecil Pery, M.A., coll. July 7 (D.R.), T.C.D. D.D. (Spec. 
Orat.) 1781 ; 2nd son of Rev. Stackpole P., Preb. of Disert (Limerick), 
b. in Limerick, ord. D. 1740 ; V. St. John's, Limerick ; became Chapl. 
to the Irish House of Commons ; R. St. Lawrence's and Kilkeedy (Lim.) 
1758-80; Dean of Killaloe 1772-80; Preb. Effin (Lim.) 1775-80; Dean 
of Derry 1780-1 ; consecrated Bishop of Killala in St. Patrick's, Dublin, 
Feb. 18, 1781; translated to Limerick in 1784 ; created Baron Glentworth 

264 Parish of Drumcree, Rectors and Vicars, 1758- 1890. 

1790 ; d. at Limerick 4 July, 1794, and was bvir. in his Cathedral (see C.F.). 
The Earls of Limerick are descended from him (see Peerages). 

1781— George Maunsell, pres. by the Crown Mar. 7, inst. Mar. 10 (D.B.), 
4th son of Dr. Thos. M., of Plassj', Co. Limerick, and M.P. for Kalmallock ; 
T.C.D. B.A. 1774 ; M.A. 1780 ; D.D. — : res. Drumcree Aug. 9, 1804, 
exchanging it for the Deanery of Leighlin, which he held 1804-22. He 
m. Helena dau. of Richard Hedges Eyre, of Macroom Castle, Co. Cork, 
and had issue (see B.L-G.I.). 

1804— Stewart Blacker, M.A., coll. Oct. 20 {D.R.). He was the eldest son 
of William B., of Carrickblacker, and was b. in 1740. He was R. of 
Seagoe and Archdeacon of Dromore 1777-1810 and became Dean of 
Leighlin 1778, but exchanged the Deanery for the R. Drumcree with G. 
Maunsell in 1804. He was V. Seagoe 1810-26. He m. Eliza, dau. of 
Sir Hugh HUl, Bart., M.P. ; she d. 27 Feb., 1797. Bv her he had issue 
(1) William, (2) George, (3) Stewart, (4) Rev. James Stewart, R. Ready 
(see B.L.G.I.). He d. Dec. 1, 1826, aged 86, and was bur. at Seagoe. 
His P. Will was proved in 1827. 

1826— Charles Alexander, coll. Dec. 21 (D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1817 : M.A. 
1822 ; ord. D. 1817 ; P. 1818 ; R. Ready 1825-6. He was a younger son 
of Robert A., of Seamount, Co. Dublin, by Henrietta, dau. of Henry 
Quin, M.D., DubUn. His father was son of William A. of Dublin by Mary 
Porter of Vicarsdale, Co. Mon., and his eldest brother was Sir William A., 
whose 2nd son William John assumed the name of Shaw in addition 
to his patronymic. Rev. Charles A. m. Elizabeth, dau. of Edward 
Smith Godfrey, and had issue Rev. Godfrey Edward (see Caledon) and 
Isabella, m. 1858, Thomas Rawlmson. He d. 26 Oct., 1870. 

1870— Robert HamUton, mst. Mar. 21 (D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1846, Div. Test. 
(1) 1846 ; M.A. 1858 ; ord. D. 1846 ; P. 1848 ; son of Robert H. of Omagh, 
b. in Omagh 182.3 ; C. Donoughmore 1846-65 ; R. Dundalk 1866-71 ; 
d. at Drumcree in 1879. He left a family of thirteen children, including 
Rev. R. S. G. Hamilton, now R. of Dundalk ; and the following mem- 
orials to him and his wife are in Dundalk church : — Tablet in west porch 
with inscription " In memory of Emily the beloved wife of the Rev. 
Robert Hamilton, Vicar of Dundalk, who fell asleep in Jesus 17th Nov., 
1869, aged 41 years, in full assurance of a joyful resurrection. This 
tablet has been erected by her many friends in the parish as a memorial 
of their affection and regard for her sterling Christian character as well 
as of sympathy with their bereaved pastor." On brass lectern : " Ad 
gloriam Dei. In memory of Rev. Robert Hamilton, Vicar of this parish 
1866 to 1871, and EmUy his wife. Given by their sons and daughters, 

1879— William Twibill, inst. Aug. 6 {D.R.), son of George T., b. in County 
Louth, ent. T.C.D. in 1846, aged 17, B.A. 1851 ; Div. Test. (1) 1851 ; 
LL.B. ; ord. D. 1852 ; P. 1853 ; C. Glenavy 1852 ; C. Bangor 1853-60 ; 
C. St. Audoen's, Dublin, 1862-4 ; C. Rathdrum 1865-6 ; C. Donaghmoine 
1866-72; P.C. Pomeroy 1873-9; res. Drumcree April 3, 1883; C. St. 
Thomas's, Dublm 1883-4; R. RUtegan (Leighlm) 1884-98; Preb. of 
Ullard (Leighlin) ; m. Jane, dau. of Rev. A. HamUton, R. of Castlederg ; 
d. Nov. 9, 1900, aged 72 ; she d. Sep. 17, 1901. 

1883— Andrew Leitch, inst. July 3 (D.R.), St. Aidan's 1865 ; ord. D. 1867 ; 
P. 1868 ; R. Termonamongan 1873-83 ; res. Drumcree in 1890 for R. 
Termonamongan (Derry). 

1890— Frederick WiUiam Austin, inst. July 29 (D.R.), son of Rev. William 
Duncan A., late R. of Castlecomer, b. June 12, 1858, ed. at High School, 
Dublin, Grammar Sch., Galway, and T.C.D. B.A. 1900; M.A. 1904; 

Parish of Drumcree, Rectors and Vicaes, Curates. 265 

ord. D. 1881 ; P. 1884 ; C. Lisnadill 1881-4 ; C. Castlecomer 1884-5 ; 
R. Creggan 1885-90 ; m. in 1886 Florence Louisa, youngest dau. of Rev. 
Wm. Anthony Voss, V. of AUonby, Cumberland ; res. Drumcree 1900 
for R. St. Barnabas, Belfast 1900-4 ; R. Knock, Belfast, 1904. 

1900— Edward Daniel Crowe, inst. June 1 (D.R.), son of Edward Crowe, 
of 3, Brighton Terrace, Bray (one of the founders of the Dublin Micro- 
scopical Club, which flourished for many years and had Associates and 
Correspondents in many parts of the world) and of his wife Jane (Roberts), 
b. at Bray Sep. 25, 1864, ed. at Aravon School, Bray, and T.C.D., Honours 
in Math., Logics, and Exp. Sci., B.A. (Sen. Mod. Exp. Sci.) 1884; 
Div. Test. (2) 1888 ; M.A. 1888 ; ord. D. 1887 ; P. 1888 ; C. Drumlease 
1887-90 ; C. Inismagrath 1890-3 ; C. Armagh 1893-5 ; R. Ballyeglish 
1895-7; R. Camlough 1897-1900; res. Drumcree in 1904 for R. Urney 
with Annageliffe (Cavan) 1904 ; m. in 1893 Sarah Florence, dau. of Wm. 
Crowe, of Hereford, and has issue Kathleen Florence, b. 1895 ; Eileen 
Frances, b. 1897 ; Edward Ernest, b. 1898. 

1905— Francis Johnston Halahan, inst. Jan. 6 (D.E.), son of Very Rev. John 
H., Dean of Ross and R. Berehaven (Ross), who was the only son of Capt. 
Thos. H., R.N., (by his wife Catherine, only child of Peter Dufour) and 
grandson of Surgeon John H., Prof, of Anatomy R.C.S.I., and of his 
wife Harriette, dau. of Richard S. Sargent, M.B., F.K. & Q. C.P.I. ; b. at 
Berehaven, T.C.D. B.A. 1892 ; Div. Test. ; M.A. 1899 ; ord. D. 1894 ; P. 
1894; C. Drumcree 1894-5; R. MuUagiass 1895-1905. 


1622— William Green [? Dean] at 20 marks per annum (E.V. 1622). 

1633— James Authy (R. V. 1633). 

1647— Thomas Frith, " Curate of Drumcree," resides at Dublm this year 
{Carte Papers, Vol. 21, p. 346). 

1723— Robert Stephenson, Lie. Aug. {D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1705. 

1766— Richard Campbell appears (Pari. Ret.). His P. Will, made 29 Nov., 
1775, proved 4 Dec, 1776 ; bequests to his nephew Atkinson Campbell 
£10, and nephew Ralph £10, his sister Ann M'Callister £30, his brother 
Charles (exor.) £100, mentions his lease of Ballyoran ; to his niece Ann 
Campbell £30 ; his brother John C, Esq., of the city of Dublm, to share 
in residue, if he pays what is due for clothing and educating his son ; 
brother Charles and sister Ann res. legatees. Witnesses— Edward 
Atkinson, William Dickson and George Woodhouse. 

1790— Hugh Twigg, " Curate of Drumcree," is deceased this year, when 
his P. Will was proved. 

1815— Robert Christie, C, died this year. Will proved at Armagh. 

1823-4— Robert Henry (Par. Reg.), became P.C. Portadown. See Jones- 

1827-33— Charles King Irwin, Lie. Feb. 13, 1827 (D.R.). See LoughgiUy. 

1833-36— James Disney, Lie. Sep. 23, 1834 (P.R.). See Killyman. 

1836-48— David Babington, Lie. Mar. 22, 1842 (D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1831 ; 
ord. D. 1834 ; P. 1835 ; became R. Glendermott (Derry) 1860-89 ; Canon 
of Derrv 1863-89 ; died Nov. 21, 1889, aged 80. 

1842— Godfrey Edward Alexander, B.A., Lie. Mar. 22 (D.R.). See Caledon. 

1847— Andrew George Gilmore, Lie. Dec. 21 (D.R.). 

1849-69— George Hunt, Lie. May 29, 1849 (D.R.). See Tamlaght. 

1862-3 — John Riehey, B.A. See Desertcreat. 

1863-6— Joseph Atliinson Stewart, son of Rev. Henry S. (see Charlemont), 
b. Sep. 21, 1839, T.C.D. B.A. 1860 ; Div. Test. 1861 ; M.A. 1865 ; ord. 
D. 1862; P. 1863; C. Derriaghy 1862-3; C. KildoUagh, Co. Antrim; 
res. C. Drumcree for C. Derriaghy 1866 ; Preb. of Kilroot (Connor) 1908. 

266 Parish op Drumcree, Curates and Notes. 

1869— Albert John Ard, Lie. Aug. 14 (D.R.). See Richhill. 

1870— James Swift, Lie. June 12 {D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1869 ; ord. D. 1870 ; 

P. 1871 ; C. Kilgariffe 1870 ; C. Derriaghy 1871-2 ; C. Stoneyford 1872-6 ; 

R. Bright 1888-90. 
1872-7— William George Devenisli, T.C.D. B.A. 1861 ; Div. Test (2) 1864 ; 

ord. D. 1864 ; P. 1865 ; C. Kilskeery 1864-9 ; C. Ballyclog 1869-72 ; res. 

Drumcree in 1877 for C. AU Saints', Vauxhall (Liv.) 1877-8 ; C. H, Trin., 

St. Helen's 1885-6 ; R. Abbeylara (Ardagh) 1886. 
1877-79— William Josepli Frazer Wlielan, B.A., Lie. July 2 (D.R.). See 

1879-83— William TwibiU, B.A. See Rectors. 
1880-2— David McClave McFerran, B.A., Lie. Oct. 9, 1880 {D.R.). See 

1885— Edwin Alien Foy. See Lisnadill. 
1890-3— George Rees, St. Aldan's 1883 ; ord. D. 1885 ; P. 1890 ; C. Donag- 

lieady 1885-6 ; C. Gartan 1886-8 ; C. Milford 1888-9 ; C. Kilrush 1889-90 ; 

R. Kilmore Erris 1893-9. 
1894-5— Francis Jolinston Halahan, B.A., Lie. March 24, 1894 {D.R.). 

See Rectors. 
1895.7_Edward Fitzgerald Allwortliy, B.A. See Mullaglass. 
1897-8— Robert Evans Bruce, B.A. Cant. 1896 ; oid. D. 1897 ; P. 1901 ; 

rej. for C. Comber 1898-1900 ; C. Harlesden 1900-2 ; C. St. Luke's, Dept- 

ford 1902-5 ; C. St. John's, Kilburn, 1908 ; C. St. Paul's, Greenock 1908. 
1899-02— William Tliomas Stewart, T.C.D. B.A. 1898 ; ord. D. 1899 ; P. 

1900; became C. Eglish (King's Co.) 1902-6; B. Ballintemple 1906; 

m. June 17, 1908, Minnie, dau. of William Jackson, of Birr. 
1903— David George Allman, T.C.D. B.A. (Sen. Mod.) 1900; Wray Prize 

1900 ; Abp. King's Prize 1901 ; Eccl. Hist. Prize 1902 ; ord. D. 1903 ; 

P. 1904 ; C. Annageliffe 1904 ; C. St. George's, Dublin, 1907. 
1905— John William Johnston, T.C.D. B.A. 1905 ; ord. D. 1905 ; P. 1906. 


Drumcree=(aceording to Reeves) Druim chroic=the ridge of the 
territories, but query if not=Drum cribh=the ridge of the branch or 
branchy tree ? 

There is little known about the ancient parish, which belonged to the 
Culdees of Armagh. 

In 1622 the Rector discharged the cure " every 3rd Sabbath himself 
and in his absence has a curate to preach." 

In 1633 the Patronage was in the Primate's hands, and the value was 

In 1731 the Rector, William Tisdall, was " generally resident, but keeps 
a Curate, hath a good glebe and parsonage house" {Pari. Ret.). 

In 1766 there were 514 Protestants and 395 R.C. families in the parish, 
one Popish Priest, no frier (Pari. Ret.). 

In 1768 William Cecil Pery, R., has one church, a glebe, an old house, 
R. is generally absent on account of his health, the Curate resides {Ret. 
to Lords). 

According to Rep. 1836 the glebe house was built in 1736 at a cost of 
£553 16s. lid. A new one was built in 1828 by Rev. C. Alexander. The 
church was then "ancient." A new church — "The Church of the Ascension" 
— was built ; and consecrated by the Bishop of Down for the Primate on 
Get. 28, 1856. It has recently been much improved. 

The income of the R. in 1836 was £1,363 gross, £897 nett ; the R, paid 

Parish of Drumglass, Rectors, 1378-1660. 267 

£150 to the P.O. of Portadown, which was established out of Drumcree 
in 1824. 

An addition has been made to the graveyard during the present In- 
cumbency and also a fine Parochial Hall built, and an Organ introduced. 

Lewis (T. D.) 1837, says " a very ancient bell was found some years 
since in the churchyard." 

The Communion Plate includes a silver chalice and silver paten, both 
Inscribed " Parish of Drumcree, 1779." 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession, under Retention 
Order — Baptisms, Marriages and Burials since 1780. Vestry Minutes 

from 1774, Preacher's Books from . In Office of R.C.B. — Deed of 

conveyance of land for Schoolhouse, 1824. 

DRUMGLASS.— CCo. Tyrme.) 


1378 — William McKathmayll appears, being on June 12 appointed Official 
of the Deanery of Tullyhog {D.R.). 

1431— Mark O'Mulgaruga resigns {D.R.). 

1431— Henry McKathmayU, coll. March 17 (D.J?.). 

1440— Owen O'Loghran appears (D.R.). 

1441— Henry McEchmarcaid appears (D.E.). 

1455— Owen O'Loucheran appears (D.R.). 

1537— Toroletus Idongale [O'Donnell] binds himself on Feb. 17 for the 
firstfruits of the Rectories of Drumglass, TuUaniskin, Kildress, Ardtrea 
and Magherafelt (Ann. Hib., 15). 

1619/20— John Mony is R., also R. Donaghmore {R.V. 1622). 

1626— Roger BIythe, B.A., inst. May 22 (F.F.R.), ord. D. and P. by the 
Bp. of Ely, 25 Sep., 1608; coll. R. Termonmaguirke 11 June, 1617, 
which he held with this R. of " Drumglass, alias Dongannon," from 22 
May, 1626 ; inducted to Drumglass 1st June, 1626, permitted by dis- 
pensation 17 May, 1628, to hold one other benefice with Termonmaguirke; 
Private Chaplain to Lord Chichester 14 May, 1626 (R. V. 1633). He is 
said to have been murdered in 1641 (Reid Hist. Presb. I, 331). 

[1655— William Gillett receives £120 yearly from 17[13 ?] Aug. (the date 
of his landing in Ireland) as Commonwealth Minister [an Independent ?] 
at Dungannon on petition of Dame Mary Christian, alias Copley, and 
report of Messrs. Winter, Harrison, Brewster and Barnes [Commw. 
Vol. A/21, p. 119, 4 Mar., 1656). He got £30 towards repairing the 
church at Dungannon Town, to be laid out under the directions of Mr. 
Arthur Chichester on 10 Mar, 1656/7 (Vol. A/25, p. 131— Orders) and 
on July 20, 1658, an order is made that " William Gillett remove from 
Dungannon to Ballycoyne in the Queen's Co. on his own Petition and 
the certificate of the inhabitants of Dungannon that they can do without 
him." (Report on Scandalous Ministers, p. 46) ]. 

1656 — Humphrey Leigh "to be Minister at Dungannon and Donaghenry, 
and the Justices of the Peace of Co. Tyrone are to see that the church 
of Dungannon be repaired, which is now ruinous " (Vol. A/21 — Orders). 
On 4 March, 1656, he is to get increase of £20 (£100 to £120) from 25th 
Dec. last. See also Donaghenry. 

1660 — George Keith, Dungannon, gets augmentation of salary on petition 
of the inhabitants of Dungannon and certificate and report of Lieut. -Col. 

268 Parish of Drumglass, Rectors, 1660- 1797. 

Stewart that the tythes on which he is now are only worth £40 yearly, 
dated 22 June (Vol. A/25, p. 241). He was ejected at the Restoration.] 
1662— Peter Morris, coll. Oct. 17 (F.F.R), also R. Killyman and TuUan- 
iskin, coll. a 2nd time to this parish on Aug. 21, 167& ; became Dean of 
Derry, and d. on July 2, 1690 (CF. Ill, 333). " Rev. Peter Morris, of 
Killenshir in the Co. of Denbigh, going to Ireland," makes his Will, 
dated April 1, 1690. It was proved 15 April of the year following. He 
leaves his estate to his son Theodore (see Desertcreat) except a third 
part to his wife Margaret, who is made exor., mentions his daus. Mary 
and Alice, his 2nd son Peter and his 3rd son Edward. 

Tullaniskin was held with Drumglass from 1674 to 1789. 

1690 — John Travers, M.A., coll. Aug. 14 {D.R.), became Archdeacon in 
1693, exchanging with Edmund Arwaker. See Archdeacons. 

1693— Edmund Arwaker, M.A., coll. May 19 (D.R.) by exchange. See 

Archdeacons ; res. in 1699. 
1699— Richard Crump, D.D., coll. March 15 (D.R.). See Carlingford. 
1709— John Singleton, M.A., coll. Nov. 15 (D.R.) ; res. in 1720. See 


1720— Barclay Cope, M.A., coll. June 18 (D.R.) ; res. in 1723 for Preb. 

Loughgall. See Preb. Ballymore. 
1723— William Martin, coll. Feb. 28 {D.R.) ; res. in 1730. See Desertlyn. 

1730— William Chichester, coU. May 11 (D.R.), T.C.D. Sch. 1706 ; B.A. 1708, 
also R. Clonoe as well as Tullaniskin. Was ancestor of Lord O'Neill 
(see Peerages) ; d. in 1739. His widow Lydia lived at Drogheda 1743-59. 

1739— Peter Bouquet de St. Paul, coll. June 9 (D.R.), T.C.D. B.D. and D.D. 
1727. In Boulter's Letters we find " Dr. St. Paul, who keeps a school 
near Christ Church Cathedral," recommended by him to be appointed 
Chancellor of Christ Church, which he was not. He was R. Killoregan 
(Ossory) 1728 ; V. Carlingford 1735-7 ; R. Killyman 1737-9 ; d. in 1746. 
His widow Maryanne lived at Drogheda 1747-55. 

1746— Robert Johnson, pres. by the Crown, the See being vacant, Dec. 22, 
inst. Dec. 24 by the Abp. of Dublm (D.R.), T.C.D. Sch. 1728 ; B.A. 1729 ; 
M.A. 1732 ; D.D. 1756 ; was Domestic Chaplain to the Earl of Shannon, 
Preb. Coole (Cloyne) 1755 ; Dean of Tuam 1756-9 ; became Bishop of 
Cloyne 1759 ; d. in 1767 (see Brady's Records, <fec., Ill, 120). 

1754— Francis HamOton, D.D., coU. July 13 {D.R.) ; res. July 29, 1773. 
See Treasurers. 

1773— Thomas Vesey, M.A., coll. Nov. 2 (D.R.). He was son of Francis V., 
Master in Chancery, by Elizabeth, dau. of William Kenrick. He res. 
Tullaniskin in 1789, when it again became a separate parish. He was 
C. Armoy (Connor) before 1765 and R. Armoy from 1765, and Preb. 
of Tuam in 1771. He d. in 1797 and his P. Will was proved in 1798. 
His wife's name was Mary. 

1797— Hon. Edmund Knox, coll. Dec. 7 {D.R.). He was the 7th son of 
Thomas, 1st Viscount Northland ; T.C.D. B.A. 1793 ; M.A. 1807 ; held 
also R. Lower Langfield (Derry) 1806-11 and Preb. Rathmichael 
1811-17. In 1814 he res. Drumglass for R. Tamlaght O'Crilly 
(Derry). In 1817 was made Dean of Down, and in 1831 was consecrated 
Bishop of Killaloe, translated to Limerick 1834. For some years previous 
to his death (which occurred at Birmingham, May 3, 1849, aged 76, while 

Parish of Drumglass, Rectors and Curates. 269 

travelling home to Limerick from London) he resided chiefly on the 
Continent (see CF. Ill, 229). 
1814— William Ball, coll. July 4 {D.R.), son of James B., deed., b. in Co. 
Dublin, ent. T.C.D. 14 Oct., 1788, aged 15 ; B.A. 1792 ; M.A. 1794 ; LL.B. 
1806. He seems to have been a Vicar-Choral of Armagh from 1801 
and to have held the Curacy of Armagh with this Rectory, residing 
chiefly in Armagh. In St. Mark's, Armagh, there is a mural tablet to 
his memory inscribed : " To the memory of | the Reverend William Ball, 
LL.B., I Rector of the Parish of Drumglass, | Surrogate of the Diocese 
of Armagh, | and many years Curate of this Parish. | This Testimonial 
of Affectionate Regard | has been erected by those | who witnessed the 
Unbending Integrity | and Conscientious Zeal | with which he uniformly 
discharged | his Various and Important | Duties. | Died | 13 December, 
1821, aged 46 years." 
1822— Richard Nugent Horner, B.A., coll. Jan. 15 (D.B.), res. in 1844 

for Killeshil, q.v. 
1844— William Quain, coll. Oct. 15 {D.R.), son of Richard Q., " Generosixs," 
b. in Co. Cork, ed. by Mr. Hincks, ent. T.C.D. July 6, 1818, aged 16, 
B.A. 1826 ; M.A. 1833 ; ord. P. 1835 ; C. Drumglass, afterwards P.C. 
Moy 1836-41 ; R. Derryloran 1841-4 ; d. in 1867. 
1867— John Henry King, coll. Dec. 11 {D.R.), son of Rev. Gilbert K. (see 
Heynestown), b. in Co. Tyrone, ed. at Dungannon School, ent. T.C.D. 
Nov. 19, 1841, aged 18 ; B.A. 1846 ; ord. D. 1847 ; P. — ; was previously 
C. Langfield (Derry), for on 16 Jan., 1856, is dated the M.L. of Rev. John 
Henry King, of Langfield Glebe, Omagh (the residence of his father) 
and Lady Mary Crichton, dau. of the Earl of Erne, Dundrum House, 
Taney. Was C. Loughgall 1856-7 ; P.C. Acton 1858-67 ; d. Aug. 17, 
1879— Lewis Richards, inst. Oct. 20, son of Rev. Edward R., R. of Clonallon, 
Co. Down, T.C.D. B.A. and Div. Test. (2) 1854 ; M.A. 1859 ; B.D. and 
D D 1891 ; ord. D. and P. 1856 ; C. Drumgoon 1856-60 ; P.C. Warren- 
point 1861-6 ; P.C. Ashfield 1866-72 ; R. Tydavnet 1872-9 ; Preb. Bally- 
more 1896-07 ; Acting Chapl. Forces 1880-1907 ; Rural Dean 1896-07 ; 
Member of Diocesan Council and General Synod ; res. Drumglass in 
1907 ; m. Feb. 13, 1866, Charlotte Georgma, 3rd dau. of Hon. and Rev. 
J. C. Maude, R. of Enniskillen, and has issue including a dau., Mary, 
m. Rev. K. C. Brunskill. 
1907— Thomas James McEndoo, inst. Sep. 30 {D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. and Div. 
Test. 1887 ; M.A. 1891 ; ord. D. 1887 ; P. 1888 ; C. Ballymore 1887-94 ; 
Acting C. Derrynoose 1887, Dioc. C. 1892-5 ; Dioc. Inspector of Schools 
1892-4 ; R. Donaghenry 1896-1907 ; Member of Diocesan Council and 
General Synod ; m. April 13, 1898, Charlotte Elizabeth, dau. of W. S. 
Fisher, of Timogue. 

1682 circa- John Fletcher, B.A., Master of Dungannon School, was also 

Curate of Drumglass. 
1695— Richard Crump, Lie. Sep. 5 {D.R.). See Killyman. 
1719— Edward Morris (or Maurice), Lie. Oct. 29 (D.R.), son of Rev. John 

Morris (see Desertcreat), b. in Co. Tyrone, ent. T.C.D. 17 Oct., 1711, 

aged 16 ; B.A. 1716 ; M.A. 1719 ; ord. Sep. 25, 1719. 
1747— John St. Paul is C. till 1767 (V-B. and Pari. Ret.). See 

Rectors 1739. 
1768— John Young (7.5.). ^ , ,. 

1793— William Jones Armstrong, Lie. Aug. 13 {D.R.). bee Termonfechm. 

270 Parish of Drumglass, Curates, 1819-1907. 

1819— Sandford Browne [? Bourne], Lie. July 22 (D.E.). 

1822— Henry Greene, Lie. Aug. 3 (D.R.). See Ballyclog. 

1825-32— Edmund Francis Knox, Lie. Dee. 31, 1825 (D.R.). 

1831— Robert Evans, Curate, d. this year, bur. in St. Peter's 

1835— WiUiam Quain, Lie. Dee. 1 (D.R.). See Rectors. 
1838— William Thomson, or Thompson, LL.D., appears (Par. Beg.), b. 
Mar. 22, 1804, became C. Carriclimacross in 1841, and d. there Nov. 8, 
1859. There is a stained glass window in the church there to his 
memory, and his grave in the churchyard has a tombstone from 
which we learn that his first wife Eliza d. 1847, aged 31, and his 
2nd wife Hannah Mary, dau. of Rev. Wm. Pinching, R. of Carrick- 
macross, d. 6 Oct., 1885, aged 84 years, and his 2nd son, Robert 
James, d. June 11, 1847. 
1845-7— John Vignoles Brabazon, son of William Philip B., by Letitia, 
dau. of Rev. John Vignoles (see Peerages " Meath "), b. 1811, T.C.D 
B.A. 1836 ; Div. Test. 1837 ; ord. D. 1837 ; P. 1840 ; C. Faughart 1837- 
42 ; C. Carnteel 1842-5 ; res. Drumglass for R. Rahan (Meath), which he 
held till his death on Aug. 25, 1889. He m. 1st, 1837, Mary (who d. 1855), 

dau. of Thomas Jefferson, Newry, by whom he has one child surviving 

Isabella, b. at Faughart 24 Feb., 1839 ; he m. (2) 1861 Sophia (who d. 
1888), dau. of Captain Wm. Crow. 
1847-55— Thomas Twigg, Lie. Sep. 21, 1847 (D.R.), son of Rev. Thomas T., 
R. of Pomeroy (q.v.), T.C.D. Sch. 1841 ; B.A. 1844; Abp. Kind's Div. 
Prize (1) 1844 ; Reg. Prof. Div. Prize (2) and Div. Test (2) 1845 ; M.A. 
1849 ; ord. D. 1845 ; P. 1846 ; C. Arboe 1845-7 ; C. Drumglass 1847-55 ; 
C. St. Stephen's, Dublin 1855-60, V. Swords 1860-1904; Preb. Swords 
1868-1909 ; d. Sep. 17, 1909, aged 87, bur. at Swords ; had issue, including 
Colonel Henry ; John, K.C. ; and Richard, M.D. ; Kate, Sarah, Augusta 
and Alice. Was author of a pamphlet " The Parish of Arboe and its 
Church History." 
1856-8— Edward Power {Par. Reg.). Margaret Anne his dau. was bap. 30 
May, 1856. His wife Sarah Jane was bur. in Mount Jerome Cemetery. 
June 11, 1858. 
1860-73— Edmund James Gaussen, Lie. Nov. 15 (D.R.). See Woods 

1873-4— Samuel Edward Burns, T.C.D. B.A. and Div. Test. 1867 ; M.A. 
1871 ; ord. D. 1867 ; P. 1868 ; C. Bourney 1867-71 ; R. Templederry 
1871-3; C. Castledawson 1875-6; C. Killigarven 1876-82; R. Listowel 
1882-91 ; d. Dec. 7, 1891. 
1875-6— Lewis Oliver Bryson, B.A., Lie. Mar. 25, 1875 {D.R.). See DeiTy- 

1876-9— Abraham Augustus Watson, T.C.D. B.A. 1875; ord. D. 1876; 
P. 1877 ; C. Ballintoy 1876 ; C. Free Church, Derry, 1879-80 ; C. Clones 
1880-2 ; C. Maguiresbridge 1882, and afterwards R. do. ; d. in 1905. 
1880-2— John Robert McKim, B.A., Lie. Oct. 12, 1880 (D.R.). See Desertlyn. 
1882-90— Clement Dempsey, B.A., Lie. Sep. 12, 1882{D.R.). See Mullavilly. 
1890-9— Richard Huggard, T.C.D. B.A. 1890 ; M.A. 1893 ; ord. D. 1886 ; 
P. 1887 ; C. Killoran (Aehonry) 1886-9 ; C. St. Peter's, Morley, 1899-01 ; 
V. St. John's, Barnsley 1901. 
1899— Beresf ord Townsend Gahan, T.C.D. B.A. and Div. Test. 1894 ; C. 
Shankill (Lurgan) 1895-7; C. Dundalk 1897-9; C. Dundrum 1900-1; 
C. KeUs 1901-7 ; R. Ballyloughloe 1907. 
1900-6— Francis Phelps Dudley-Janns, B.A. See Woods Chapel. 
1906— Charles E. French. See Carnteel. 

1907— James Simpson St. Claire Stewart, T.C.D. B.A. 1903 ; Div. Test. : 
ord. D. 1904 ; P. 1905 ; C. Carlingford 1904-7. 

Parish of Dkumglass, Notes. 271 


Drumglass=? Druim-glaise=the ridge of the streamlet, includes the 
town of Dungannon=Gannon's Fort. It is valued at one mark in the 
Taxation of 1302-6. 

In Drumglass " is onlie a parson endowed, presentative, to whome 
the tiethes are paid and hath alsoe a howse, a garden and a sesaiagh of 
gleabe land .". . the Abp. of Armagh is seised in fee of eight balliboes 
out of the erenagh lands, yearly rent 2 marks." (Ult. Inquisitions). 

In 1618 there is " a large church with a steeple, all of lime and sand- 
stone, ready to be covered " at" Dungannon (Pynnar's Survey of Ulster, 
110). The value of the R. was then £6. 

In 1622 " Rector is resident, church now built by ye Lord Treasurer 
[Sir Arthur Chichester], the place for parsonage house lately set out by 
Lord Treasurer, and the materials provided to build" {R.V. 1622). In 
1628 land was granted for a glebe by the Crown {P.R.), and the value of the 
R. in 1633 was £35 (B.V. 1633). 

The church is said to have been destroyed in the wars of 1641 ; it was 
in some sort restored m 1656 and 1671, but on May 14, 1695, Primate Bojde 
sent a warrant to Captain Walter Dawson, Ranger of the Woods in Co. 
Tyrone, to assign unto Thomas Knox and Francis Neile, Esqrs., on their 
order 20 tons of timber out of such part of his woods as lay most contiguous 
to the town of Dungannon, to be employed in repairing the church of Drum- 
glass and towards building the Schoolhouse of the Free School there which 
was ruined by the calamities of the late wars (D.R.). In 1767 this was the 
only church open for the parishes of Drumglass and TuUaniskin. There 
were then 2296 Protestants, 2784 Roman Catholics and 56 Quakers m the 
parish ; the R. was value £300, the Rector resided in Dundalk. John St. 
Paul, Curate, was here for 20 years at £40 per annum, there was a glebe, 
but no house, a Presbyterian Meeting House [see article in U.J. A-, by Rev. 
W. J. Latimer, on The Meeting House, Dungannon, and its Ministers], 
1 Romish Place of Worship, but no house (Pari. Ret.). 

A new church was built in Dungannon in 1790 and enlarged in 1812. 
Additional Burial ground was consecrated by the Bp. of Down for the 
Primate on Nov. 20, 1861, and a faculty to take down the old church and 
erect a new one was granted Jan. 24, 1867. While it was bemg built a 
Licence was granted to celebrate Divine Service in the Primitive Wesleyan 
Preaching House, Mar. 3, 1867. The new church was consecrated as the 
Church of St. Anne Sep. 24, 1869. 

The glebe house was built in 1790 at a cost of £1,015 7s. SJd. It was 
purchased by the R.B. after disestablishment. The old chm-chyard is now 
vested in Dungannon District Council. The R. in 1869 was value £494 
14s. lOd. 

I have found the following among the Miscell. MSS- in P.R.O. :— 
" 1706, Jan. 24, ' The Donnellys in generall that is upon their keeping 
Notice to Quaquers, and English, Scotch and Irish all in generall between 
Dungannon and Charlemont ' demanding a consideration to save their 

Records extant: — In Incumbent's possession, under Retention 
Order— Baptisms 1600(?)-1802 and 1814-75, Marriages 1754-66 and 1823- 
48, Burials 1754-67 and 1814-55. [I should not be surprised if the missmg 
books were to be found among the Family, Papers of the Early of Ranfurly 
as they seem to be missing whUe Rev. Edniund Knox was Rector]. 

272 Parish of Drumnakilly, Perpetual Curates, &c. 
DRUMNAKILLY.— rCo. Tyrone.) 

1844— Robert George Dickson, Lie. Sep. 9 (D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1840. 
1851— Edward Moore, Lie. Sep. 23 (D.R.), son of John M., b. in Co. Down, 

ed. by Mr. Frazer, ent. T.C.D. 1839, aged 17 ; B.A. 1844 ; ord. D. 1845 ; 

P. — ; res. Dec. 18, 1871, re-appointed Incumbent by the Primate on 

lapse ; inst. Mar. 28, 1872. 


1872 — Edward Moore, as above. 

1875— Samuel Hoare Simpson, inst. July 13 (D.R.), son of Rev. John Edw. 
S., b. in Northamptonshire, ent. T.C.D. 1843, aged 18 ; Lennox Ville 
Coll., Canada, B.A. 1848 ; M.A. 1855 ; ord. D. 1848 ; P. 1849 ; C. Drum- 
snatt 1851 ; C. Drum 1864 ; C. Templecarne 1873-4 ; res. Drumnakilly 
in 1878 ; R. Barr, Glogher, 1878-84. 

1879— James Porter, inst. Jan. 3 (D.R.) ; b. 9 Feb., 1819, at Castlederg, 
Co. Tyrone, 3rd son of Andrew Thomas Porter and Mary his wife ; des- 
cended from a Kirkcudbrightshire family, ed. at Monaghan by Rev. Dr. 
Bleckly and at the Royal Belfast College, became a Licentiate of the 
Presbyterian Church 1841 and afterwards Presbyterian Minister at 
Kilkenny 1845-1877, then joined the Church of Ireland, ord. D. 1877 ; 
P. 1878 ; C. Bailieborough 1877-9 ; m. 29 Aug., 1849, Harriette, 6th dau. 
of Capt. Henry Hatton, Prospect, Co. Wexford. He d. June 14, 1895. 
His son, J. H., took the name of Hatton in addition. His wife Harriette 
d. at St. Peter's Place, Drogheda, 10 Sep., 1903, and was bur. at Drumna- 
killy. See Recollections of Rev. James Porter (Newry : Joseph Wright, 
1909, 2/6) in which are published Eleven Sermons preached by him. 

1895— Robert Edward Briscoe, inst. Aug. 22 (D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1866 ; 
M.A. 1872 ; ord. D. 1867 ; P. 1868 ; C. Drumclifife 1867-9 ; C. Dorrha 
1869-74; C. St. Andrew's. Belfast 1874-8; C. Ballinderry 1882-5; C. 
Rathfriland 1885 ; R. Drumgath 1885-95 ; d. Aug. 17, 1901, aged 57. 

1901— Enoch Storey, inst. Oct. 11 {D.R.), ed. at St. Bees ; ord. D. 1883 ; 
P. 1886 ; C. Ardstraw 1883-6 ; C. Cloncha 1886 ; R. Cloncha 1886-97 ; 
C. Drogheda 1898-9 ; C. Portadown 1899-01 ; m. and had issue ; d. Jan. 
13, 1902, aged 61. 

1902— John Henry Lucas, L.Th. (Durham), inst. Feb. 15 (D.R.) ; res. for 
Kilcluney, q.v. 

1908— William Alexander Baird Jackson, inst. Mar. 26 (D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 
1905; Div. Test. 1907 ; ord. D. 1907; P. 1908; C. Magherafelt 1906-8 ; 
m. Miss Smith, niece of Rev. Dr. Jordan. 


Drumnakilly =? the ridge of the little church. The parish originally 
formed part of Termonraaguirke. The Church was built by subscription 
and consecrated on 21 Nov., 1843 — dedicated to the Holy Trinity — as a 
chapel-of-ease to the mother church. It was bnilt on a site granted by the 
late Alex. M'Causland. A glebe house was soon afterwards built on a 
farm of 18 acres. The district was subsequently established as a Perpetual 
Curacy (see Dr. Dixon's History of Termonmaguirke). 

Of the Communion Plate, a plated paten is inscribed : " Termonma- 
guirke Chapel of Ease, 1843." Two oak Collecting Plates bear the in- 
scription : " Presented by H. Davis, 1886, to Drumnakilly Church." 

Records extant: — In P.R.O. — Baptisms 1843-77, Burials 1845-76. 
Registers since these dates in possession of Incumbent, and Marriages since 
1845. In Office of R.C.B.— Deed of Conveyance of Site of Church from 
Alexander M'Causland, April 1, 1843. 

Parish of Dunany, Vicars, 1318-1732. 273 

DUNANY.— rco. Louth.) 

1318— WUlIam de Wythe appears {Plea Roll 11, Edw. II). 

1402— Walter Holwey appears (P.J?., 3 Henry IV). He d. in 1432. 

1432 — Peter Clynton, pies. April 23 by the Proctors in Ireland of the Prior 

and Abbey of Llanthony, inducted April 24 {D.R.). 
1446— Roger Palmer appears {D.R.); is living in 1456. 
1481— Jeffry Sturdy appears (D.R.). 
1487— John Dardise appears (D.R.). 

1520— Thomas Fynane or Fenane appears {D.R.) ; d. in 1541. 
1541 — John Cantwell, pres. May 2 by Wm. Brabazon, Vice-Treasurer of 

Ireland, as Farmer from the Crown of the possessions of the Abbey of 

Llanthony: inst. May 3 {D.R.). 

1622 — John Gierke, M.A., admitted July 18 ; V. united hac vice to V. 
Dunleer {R. V. 1622). 

1629 — Thomas Lowe, pres. Jan. 22 by the Crown by lapse, as also to V. 
Dunleer, q.v. {P.R.). 

1629— Richard Barron, inst. V. Dunany and V. Dromiskin June 3 {F.F.T.). 

1633— Thomas Lambert, pres. by Lord Visct. Moore July 17 {R.V. 1633). 
See Kilsaran. 

1671 — James Maudsley, inst. Feb. 13 {F.F.T.). He also seems to have held 
the V. of Rathbeggan (Meath) 1671-8. Dunany was then without a 
church. He was therefore able to serve as C. St. Peter's, Drogheda, 
from 1674 till his death early in 1689 {Par. Reg.). V.B. of 1690 says he 
" preached at Drogheda where he was Curate." This shows that what 
is marked in the P.R.O. (in pencil) as the Visitation of 1690 must have been 
the Visitation of some previous year, from 1681-5, because the entry 
concerning Kilsaran shows Enoch Reader Inct., so it must have been 
between 1 68 1 - 5. The P. Will of Rev. J. Maudsley, dated 27 Mar. , 1 689, was 
proved 1 July, 1689 ; his wife Elizabeth, exor. ; bequests to his sisters 
Alice Crook, and Mary Rigby (and her 3 children, Nicholas, Martha and 
James), to Henry Maudesley's children, and 40/- to the Protestant poor 
of St. John's Home in Drogheda. 

1689-92—? Vacant. 

1692— William Smith, pres. by Henry, Earl of Drogheda, inst. Dec. 16 
{D.R.) ; res. in 1700, exchanging with J. Leavens for Dun bin. See 

1700 — John Leavens, M.A., pres. by Henry, Earl of Drogheda (exchanging 
with his predecessor), inst. Nov. 27 {D.R.) ; res. in 1729 for Ardee, q.v. 

1729— Robert Caulfield, pres. by Edward. Earl of Drogheda Oct. 20, inst. 
Oct. 31 {D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1722 ; LL.B. and LL.D. 1763. He was the 
son of William C, of Donamon, who became Justice of the K.B. ; he 
res. Dunany in 1731 for Preb. Harristown (Kildare) 1731-79; was Prec. 
St. Patrick's, Dublin, and R. Finglas 1762-79 ; d. Mar. 7, 1779 (see C.F. II, 
113, 263). 

1732— Peter Lombard, pres. by Edward, Earl of Drogheda, inst. June 16 
(D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1728 ; M.A. 1731 ; res. in 1766. One P. Lombard 
was R. CarrigaUen (Kilmore) 1705, and R. Templeport and Drumreilly 

274 Parish of Dunanv, Vicars, 1732-1863. 

in 1766 {Pari. Bet.). The P. Will of Rev. P.L., of Dublin, was proved 
in 1782. He m. Mary Henrick (M.L. Sep. 19, 1740). 
1767 — John Gibson, M.A., pres. Dec. 11 by Charles, Earl of Drogheda, 
inst. Dec. 12 (D.R.) ; held Clonmore with Dunany from 1777. See Clon- 

1794 — John Carleton or Charleton, pres. by Charles, Earl of Drogheda 

April 30, inst. May 8 {D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1772; M.A. 1796; res. 

in 1795. 
1795 — Valentine GrifiBth, pres. by the Earl of Drogheda, inst. June 27 

(D.R.), son of William G., Merchant, b. in Queen's Co., ent. T.C.D. Nov. 

7, 1775, aged 17 ; B.A. 1780. The Mar. Lie. of Rev. Val. Griffith, of 

Clonrear Castle, Queen's Co., and Mary Sutcliff, is dated 4 Aug., 1795. 

He d. in 1824. 
1824 — John Jones, pres. by the Lord Chancellor, the Earl of Drogheda 

being insane, June 28, inst. June 30 (D.B.), ord. D. 1816 ; P. 1817 ; ent. 

T.C.D. 4 July, 1810, aged 16, son of William J. " generosus," b. in Co. 

Louth, B.A. — ; he res. in 1841. The Register includes the bap. of the 

children of Rev. John and Susan Jones as follows : — William, Oct. 1818 ; 

Susanna, Sep. 10, 1820; Ellen Hamilton, Sep. 1822; John, June 1, 

1825 ; Alicia, Mar. 26, 1826. The P. Will of " Rev. John Jones, Dunany, 

and Isle of Man " was proved in 1849. 

1841 — William Duncan Long, pres. by Henry Seymour, Marquess of Drogheda 
July 1, inst. July 6, (D.Jt.), son of Rev. James L, b. in Co. Dublin, 
ed. by Mr. Burnett, ent. T.C.D. 1822, aged 16 ; res. Dunany Nov. 2, 
1847, afterwards R. St. Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, and V. Godalming. 
There is an entry of the bap. of James Duncan, son of Rev. W.D. and 
Francis Long, Sep. 23, 1842. 

1847— William Montgomery Beresford, B.A., pres. by Lord Drogheda Nov. 
20, inst. Dec. 7 (D.R.), res. in 1848 for Tullyallen, q.v, 

1848— Andrew Levalin Savage, pres. by Lord Drogheda Mar. 31, inst. 
April 11 (D.R.), son of Rev. Wm. Browialow S., ent. T.C.D. as a Fellow 
Commoner in 1840, aged 18, b. in Co. Fermanagh ; B.A. 1844 ; res. Dunany 
Aug. 5, 1852 ; was V. Delvin 1854-6. 

1852— William Hoyte, pres. by Lord Drogheda Oct. 4, inst. Oct. 18 (D.R.), 
T.C.D. B.A. 1845 ; ord. D. 1847 ; P. 1848 ; res. Dunany in 1862 ; V. Rath- 
beggan (Meath) 1862 ; V. Duleek 1863-8 ; R. Ballymaglasson 1868-70 ; 
d. at Petersham, Suirey, Feb. 7, 1877, aged 53 years. His [2nd ?] wife 
Clotilda C. died May 1, 1876. The Register includes the baptism of the 
following children of Rev. W. H. and his wife Louisa, viz. : — Mary Emily, 
Oct. 8, 1853; William May, August 12, 1853; Louisa Sarah, Sep. 1, 
1856; Alfred, May 13, 1858. 

1863— Henry Seddall, pres. by Lord Drogheda Dec. 3, 1862, inst. Jan. 8, 
1863 {D.R.), son of Thomas S., merchant, b. at Malta, educ. at Malta 
CoUege, ent. T.C.D. in 1864, aged 34, B.A. 1867 ; LL.B. and LL.D. 1882 ; 
ord. D. 1854 (by Bishop of Gibraltar) ; P. 1855 (Derry) ; Assist. Chapl. 
S. Paul's, Malta, 1854 ; Assist. C. Carnteel 1858 ; C. St. Peter's, Drogheda, 
1859-63 ; res. Dunany in 1871 ; R. Forgney 1872-5 ; C. St. George's, Dublin, 
1875; Dep. Sec. C.M.S. 1875-83; R. Vastina 1883; d. at Vastina 
Rectory, Jan. 15, 1886, aged 55. The Register includes the baptism of 
the children of Rev. Henry Thomas Seddall and his wife Anna Maria 
dau. of Rev. Edward Batty of Delvin, Co. Westmeath, as follows : — 
Alfred Henry, Nov. 15, 1863 ; Mary Frances, May 21, 1865 ; Anna Maria 
Aileen, Feb. 24, 1867. His dau. Louisa d. July 10, 1876, aged 17. 
William Vernon S., Solicitor, Dublin, is his son. The Widow of Rev. H. 

Parish of Dunany, Vicars and Curates. 275 

S. is living in Dublin. He published Malta, Past and Present, also the Life 
of Edward Nangle and The Church of Ireland : A Historical Sketch and 
The Missionary History of Sierra Leone. 

1872— William James Askins, inst. Mar. 1, (D.R.); T.C.D. B.A. 1865 ; Div. 
Test. (2) 1866; M.A. 1869; ord. D. 1866; P. 1867; C. Donaghmore (Down) 
1866-9; P.C. Altedesert 1869-72; became Preb. Ballymore 1894. He 
was b. at Sandy mount, Co. Dublin, and m. 8 June, 1869, Jane, dau. of Ven. 
Francis King, R. St. Patrick's Newry and Archdeacon of Dromore. He 
d. on 16 April, 1895, aged 53, and was bur. at Dunleer, where his wife, who 
d. 22 Dec, 1890, aged 44, was also bur. His son Rev. W. J. Askins, M.A., 
is now R. Kilmore, Co. Cavan. His dau. Jane King, bap. July 21, 1872, 
m. in 1898 Courtney Edward Moore, B.A., C.E., son of Canon Courtenay 
Moore, of Co. Cork His dau. Edith was bap. Aug. 10, 1873, and his son 
son John Hawkins Dec. 20, 1874. His youngest dau. Sarah m. 22 May, 
1906, Hugh, eldest son of M. L. Horan, Solicitor, of Dublin. 

1895— John Herbert Kelly, inst. to Dunany Union June 7 {D.R.), T.C.D. 
B.A. 1884 ; Incorp. B.A. Ch. Coll., Cambridge, 1884 ; M.A. Camb. 1889 ; 
ord. D. 1886 ; P. 1889 ; C. St. John's, EaUng 1886-8 ; C. Hardingham, 
Norfolk 1888-9 ; R. Ballyeglish 1889-95 ; m. Sep. 16, 1886, Agnes, dau. 
of late James Deeper, of Wellbrook, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, and has 
issue (1) James Cecil, B.A., T.C.D. ; (2) Helen Connor, (3) Agnes Deeper, 
(4) John Herbert. 

1700 — John Leavens, M.A., Lie. June 26, afterwards Rector {D.R.). 

1748— WUUam Ferguson (V.B.). See p. 194. 

1807-10 — William Coddington {Vestry Book), appears again in 1817. 

1812 — William Jones Armstrong (Vestry Book). See Termonfechin. 

1814 — Alexander Lindsay (V.B.). See Clonmore. 

1815— John Smythe (V.B.). See Dromiskiu. 

1817-24— John Jones, Lie. Oct. 31 (D.R.). See Rectors. 

1829— Samuel Gerrard (Vestry Book). See Clonmore. 

1832— Charles Smyth (Vestry Book). See Kilsaran. 

1835-41— Thomas Blacker Owens (Par. Reg.). See Drogheda Curates. 

1843-4 — Charles Thornhill. See Haggardstown and Louth. 

1844— G. T. Payne ( Vestry Book). 

1845— Edward Fairtlough ( Vestry Book). 

1845-7— Charles Allen, Lie. July 8, 1846, at £50 and glebe house (D.R.). 

Was Inc. St. Paul's, Belfast from 1851-79, and father-in-law of late Rev. 

Canon Charles Scott, M.A., Incumbent of St. Paul's. Rev. C. A. d. on 

May 13, 1883, aged 70, bur. in Newtownbreda. He bequeathed his 

residence in Antrim Road as a Vicarage for St. Paul's, in the chancel of 

which is a tablet to his memory. 
1858— James Burbridge Doyle (Par. Reg.), ord. D. 1851,; P. 1852 ; C. Slane 

1852-6 ; C. Dunboyne 1861-4. Went to England. 
1863— W. F. Roe (Par. Reg.). 
1867— Charles Allen, B.A. [? son of Qiarles A., of 1845] is C. to 1871 (Par. 

1872-3— William Claypon Belllngham, B.A. See Kilsaran. 

Dunany=either (a) " Aine's Fort " or (6) as O.N.B. " dun anaig= 
fort ol the marsh." 

Hugh de Lacy grant«d the Rectory and Tithes of Dunany with those 
of Colpe and Duleek to the Abbey of Llanthony. 

In 1369 Primate Sweetman, in a return to the Government, stated 
iJiat the Abbey of Llanthony then possessed the R., Sep. 19 (D.R.). 

276 Parish of Dun any, Notes. 

In 1622 " the church, chancel and vicarage house were ruinous. Vicar 
non-resident and discharged the cure according to the means — viz., £3 a 
year " (R. V.). [The ruins of the old church are in the grounds of Dunany 
House. See below.] 

In 1633 the R. was valued at £10, Lord Moore, Patron (B.V.). 

The tithes, with those of the possessions of the Abbey of Llanthony 
were granted to Viscount Moore, and confirmed 20 Sep., 1639 {P.R.). 

In 1656 the great tithes were rented to John Whittington at £4 (Comm. 
Papers). Before 1690 (see Incumbents) church out of repair ( V.B.). From 
1700, and perhaps from 1690 or earlier, the Vicarages of Parsonstown, 
Marlinstown and Salterstown were held with Dunany. 

In 1731 " Toby (sic) Caulfield, V. of Dunany, Parsonstown and Marlins- 
town not resident, without a parsonage house or glebe " (Pari. Ret.). 

In 1765 there were 60 Protestants and 145 Roman Catholics in the 
Parish (H.M. Ret), and no church, 1 chapel; 40 Protestants and 65 Roman 
Catholics, and 1 chapel in Parsonstown ; but the return made in the following 
year shows 6 Protestant families, containing 62 souls, and 92 R.C. 
famiUes, containing 524 souls ; probably the latter return included the 
other united parishes — viz., Marlinstown and Parsonstown. 

On July 14, 1807, a Vestry met " within the walls of the old church 
of Dunany, which . . . has been in ruins for 40 years . . . and resolved 
. . . that a new church should be built on another site, which is called the 
WindmiU HiU (viz., near where the Butt of the old windmill of Dunany 
now stands, [W. of Dunany House] . . . and that a suitable quantity of 
land be thereunto annexed for a churchyard," Wallop Brabazon and Andrew 
Eaton being appointed Churchwardens. The Vestry Minutes of 1812 
relate that the Board of First Fruits granted £800 as a gift and £700 as a 
loan to build the new church. Wallop Brabazon conveyed a plot of ground 
containing 2 roods for the burial ground Sep. 1, 1810. An Act of Council, 
dated Jan. 23, 1810, granted a change of site for the church, as it appeared 
" that there had not been a parish church in the parish within the memory 
of man." The church was built in 1813, and consecrated Sep. 15, 1813. 
This church was to be the parish church of Dunany, Salterstown, Parsons- 
town and Marlinstown. A cess of £42 was applotted for 17 years on the 
vmited parish to pay the loan of £700 — this meant a cess of about 4Jd. 
per acre. It is not surprising to find that there was a difiiculty in 
raising this cess some years later. A font was purchased in 1827. Up to 
1864 it was the custom to distribute the " poor money " collected in the 
church to Roman Catholics. The Registered Vestrymen in 1870 numbered 
30, and included Mr. (now Sir) A. Henry Bellingham. 

In 1837 the Rectory was impropriate in Lady Bellingham and the 
Rectorial tithes then amounted to £90 16s. 8^d. per annum. 

In 1870 Dunany was united on the next avoidance of those parishes 
to Clonmore and Dimleer and Moylary. Lord Drogheda received £395 
158. 4d. compensation for the loss of the advowson — he did not then own 
the Rectory. The Vicarage was then worth £124 5s. lOd. 

In 1872 Sir. A. E. Bellingham secured to the parish the Composition 
Balance of Rev. Henry Seddall, Vicar, by paying the R.B. an equivalent 
sum of £1294 9s. 7d., and he also purchased for the parish the mensal lands ; 
in all expending over £2000 in endowing the parish. Mr. Edward Roe 
also purchased for the parish the glebe house (with curtilage) which was 
built in 1813 and cost £705 4s. 7W. 

The old churchyard in the Bellingham demesne, between Dunany House 
and the sea, was vested in 1870 by the Irish Church Comrs. in the Trustees 
of the Bellingham estate. The Patron is St. John the Evangelist. 

The ruins of the old church, measure 51 x 16 feet. There 
is no chancel. Walls about 3ft. thick at the gables. Two buttresses 

Parish of Dunbin, Rectors or Prebendaries. 277 

support those on N. High-pitched gable with bell-cote. E. window plain ; 
4 feet high x 1 wide with arch of 2 cut stones on masonry, sides widening 
to a splay of 4 ft. 8 ins. inside. ^, , .^ 

When the chUTCh of Clonmore was unroofed and dismantled alter 
disestablishment the Rokeby coat of arms was removed to the old church 
in Rokeby demesne, whence it was again removed to Drogheda in 1910. 
The greater portion of the cut stone tower was previously removed by 
Rev. W. J. Askins and Sir A. E. Bellingham and placed on the tower of 
Dunany church forming a conspicuous landmark. 

Sir A. E. Bellingham, Bart., and his wife are both interred within this 
church. This property passed to his 2nd son. See Kilsaran. 

The Communion Plate cost £4 12s. 7M. in 1824 (Vestry Book). 

Records extant :— In P.R.O.— Baptisms 1818-76, Marriages 1817- 
45, Burials 1823-76. Registers since then in possession of Incumbent. 

DUNBIN.— rCo. Louth.) 

(gectotg or (Jptefienbatiee. 

1374_Nich0las Fer (Reeves M8S.). Mentioned in a letter from the 

Primate to the Pope. 
1380— William Pyroun or Pyroim, a Papal Nuncio (CaZ. Pap. Lett. IV, 258). 

He is a Canon of Dublin in 1391 (Cal. Pap. Lett. IV, 407). 
1407_John Dermott appears as R. (D.R.). He is mentioned among the 
"Canons" present at a Chapter on Sep. 10, 1416 (D.R.). He resigned 
Dunbin in 1410, exchanging for Oonmore, q.v. 
1410— Thomas Kyft succeeds. Mar. 18 (D.R.). He exchanged Clonmore 
for Dunbin with Dermott " in the chapel of the Manor of Dromeskyn 
on Wednesday, Mar. 18, 1410 (D.R.). Kyft resigned the following year. 
1411— Stephen Bednam, Chaplain, appointed July 1 (D.R.), res. in 1414. 
1414_Nicholas Alexander, inst. Oct. 7, having been ordained a priest in 
the chapel of the Manor of Dromeskyn (D.R.). See Clonmore and Dromin. 
1444_James Leche, LL.B., Dec. 1 (according to R.V. 1622). He is living 
in 1455 (D.R.). Kilkerley R. was united to Dunbin for ever, Dec. 1, 
1444 (D.R.). See Termonfechin. 
1522— Patrick Gernon. He was " V. of the Preb. or R. of Dimbin " (D.R.). 
1551-2— Roland Mora, or Roger McGillamorra, Preb. (Hanaper Rolls) 
Dec. 24. Letters Patent issued Ist May, 1552, according to Lib. Mun. 
See Ardee. 
1622— Lewis Jones is R. (R. V.). See Ardee and Beaulieu. 
1633— James Stewart is R. (R.V.). 

1678— Walter Smyth, inst. Aug. 19 (F.F.T.). See Dromiskin. 
Circa 1690-Anthony Cope, D.D., is R. He res. in 1700. See Dromiskin. 
1700— John Leavens, M.A., coll. Preb. June 26 (D.R.) ; res. m Nov. See 

1700— William Smith, M.A., coll. Nov. 27 ; res. for Loughgilly 1704 (D.R.). 

See Baronsto\vn. 
1704— William Caldwell, coll. Preb. July 4, also R. Baronstown, Faughart 

and Dundalk (D.R.). See Baronstown and Dundalk. 
1706— Ralph Lambert, D.D., coll. Preb. June 28 and R. Baronstown, 
Faughart and Dundalk (D.R.). See Baronstown and Dundalk. 

278 Parish of Dunbin, Rectors or Prebendaries, &c. 

1709-Benjamin Huson, M.A., coll. Preb. June 11 and R. Baronstown 
and Faughait, V. Dundalk (D.R.). See Baronstown and Dundalk. 

1709-Thomas Leigh, D.D., coU. Preb. Nov. 9 and R. Baronstown and 
Faughart (D.B.). See Heynestown. 

1728— William Woolsey, M.A., coU. R. Dunbin, R. Baronstown and 
Faughart June 22, (D.R.) previously V. Dundalk, q.v. 

1741-Jolm Bowes, T.C.D. B.A. 1704 ;M.A.; coU. R. Dunbin AprU 25. 
(D.R.) also V. Dundalk, q.v. 

1754— Francis HamUton, D.D., coll. R. Dunbin July 13, and inst. V. Dun- 
dalk (q.v.) same day {D.R.). 

1784— James Archibald Hamilton, M.A., coll. R. Dunbin Feb. 28 (DR)- 
res. Dunbin in Mar. 1784 for Treasurer and R. Creggan. See p'rebs' 

1784— George Bower, coll. Aug. 31 (D.R.), h. in Kildare, ed. under Mr. 
Grueber, ent. T.C.D. July 9, 1774, aged 16 ; B.A. 1779 ; res. Dunbin 
in 1785. 

^^?^;:7^'J"*™ ^'^^^"' ^^■^■' ^o^- -^"^'y l* (^•'^•) ; res. for Preb. LoughgaU 
1791. See Chancellors. 

1791— John Graves, M.A., coU. Feb. 17 (D.R.). See Ballymakenny. 

1809— Charles Crawford, coll. Sep. 27 {D.R.), son of James C, b. in Co. 

Roscommon, ent. T.C.D. June 8, 1773, a?ed 19 ; B.A. 1777 • M A 1809 • 

was V. St. Mary's, Drogheda, 1778-1821 and P.C. Tullyallen 1804-ll! 

There was no church in Dunbin, hence his duties were almost a sinecure 


1832-Owen Ormsby, M.A., coU. AprU 30 (D.R.). See Ballymascanlan. 
Un his death in 1834 the Parish was suppressed. 


1690— W. Smith. See Dromiskin. 
1720— Henry Smith, Lie. Nov. 25 {D.R.). 

Dunbin=the fort of the peak. 

In 1312 there was a lawsuit between the King and the Primate the 
former pleading that the Primate should not impede him presenting a 
suitable person to the church of Dengen (sic), which was vacant." (Plea 
Rolls). ^ 

In 1614 the advowson was granted to the Primate Feb. 25 (P.R.) 
and confirmed to him and his successors 3 July, 1620 (P.R.). 
. T> t/° ^^^^ ^"^^ ^- ^^^^ non-resident, church and chancel ruinous, no house 
(R.Y.). In 1633 the R. was value £20 (i?.F.). In 1656 the great tithes 
were rented to Samuel Ireland at £8. In 1692 " the church was out of 
repair, George Walker, Kilcurley, and Francis Mathews, Dunbin, Church- 
wardens. ]\Ir. Smith, the Curate, officiates at Dunbin" (V .B.). In 1765 
there were 6 Protestants and 630 Roman Catholics, no church and no 
chapel m the parish {H.M. Ret). In 1766, 1 Protestant and 154 R.C. 
famihes, 2 "Popish Priests" (Pari. Ret.). The parish was without a 
Church until it was suppressed, Jan. 5, 1835, because of a return in 1833 
that no Divine Service had been held for three years past. 

In 1871 it was united to Dundalk. The churchyard was not included 
in any vesting order. 

Records extant : — None. 

Parish of Dundalk, Vicars, 1207- 1427. 279 

DUNDALK. — {Co. Louth.) 

1207— Roger, " Dean of Dundalk," appears in Abp. Eugene's time (Reg. 

S. Mary's Abbey). 
1240 ctVca— Richard Ossegor is V. There was a dispute in 1297 between 

the Prior of St. Leonard's and Theobold de Verdon concerning the 

advowson of Kene, Dundalk and Castletown. Theobald's ancestor, 

Bertram, had presented Ossegor (Justiciary Rolls). 

1289— William de Alnetone appears (Cal. Doc. I., 259). 

1307— Richard de Barmeby, pres. by Theobald de Verdon ; is deceased 
in 1308 (Plea Rolls, Ist & 2nd Edw. II). Seymour's Succession List of 
Cashel has him as V. Castletown in that diocese, it should be Castletown, 
near Dundalk. 

1309— William le Blund, adm., on the Feast of St. Martin, was also V. 
St. John the Baptist, Old Castletown (Plea Rolls). Here it may be re- 
marked, that from the very earliest times Castletown and Dundalk 
seem to be united. 

1349— William de Napton, V,, is granted the Archdeaconry of Meath this 
year on condition of resigning this V. (Cal. Pap. Pet. I, 185). 

1369— John Stanton appears, being absent this year by licence for study 
at Oxford (D.R.). 

1391— James White, Chaplain, pres. Dec. 23 by the Crown to the V. of 
Dundalk (P.R. Eng.). 

1403 — John Taylour appears, receiving indult to have a portable altar, 8 
Ides July (Cal. Pap. Lett. V, 571). He was removed in 1413 (D.R.). 
See two next entries. 

1413_Patrick Oweyn, Chaplain, pres. by Sir John Bellew, Kt., Lord of 
Bellewstown, Dio. of Meath " and Lord of the other portion (alterius 
portionis) of the Town of Dundalk, this V. being void by Master John 
Tayllour's long occupjang of two incompatible benefices contrary to the 
Statutes of a General Council " ; inst. Jan. 4 (D.R.). 
1427— John Taylour (restored) is d. this year (D.R.). He was one of the 

Canons who met on 10 Sep., 1416, to elect an Abp. (D.R.). 
1427— Thomas Hussey, Chaplain, pres. by Sir John Bellew, Lord of Roche, 
June 20 (D.R.). There seems to have been a disputed election, for a 
new V. was instituted a month later. See Manfieldstown. 
1427— Philip Norreys, or Norris, D.D. (Oxon.), inst. July 31, and again a 
2nd time on 25 Aug. on the pres. of John Blakeney, Patron, hac vice, 
and had a licence to stay abroad for 7 years where he might acquire the 
knowledge of sciences : the cure to be served by sufficient deputies. He 
was an Irishman, who while studying at Oxford seems to have become 
imbued, like Primate FitzRalph (" St. Richard of Dundalk ") with 
Wycliffite opinions ; and, like the latter, he strongly opposed the mendicant 
friars — especially the Franciscans — which led to his excommunication 
by the Pope. He received provision for the CJanonry and Preb. of 
Malahuddart 7 Kal. Sep., 1433 (Cal. Pap. Lett, VIII) and was Preb. 
Yagoe 1446-57 and Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, 1457-1465. He waa 

28o Parish of Dundalk, Vicars, 1427-1669. 

absolved from the suspicion of heresy Mar. 18, 1456 {Theiner 777). 
He wrote several (works, including Declamationes Quosdam, Lecturae 
Scripturarum, Sermones ad Popuhim, Contra Mendicitatem Validam. 
He d. in 1465 (see Ware's Works ; C.F. II, 93, etc.). 

1442— Thomas Barky appears (D.R.). 

1446— Richard Bristowe appears ; is V. also in 1472 (D.R.). 

1484— William Heneman appears ; is V. also in 1490 {D.R..) 

1503— WUliam Bryane appears {D.R.). 

1518— Fergus O'Hayney appears (D.R.). 

1519 — Cormac Roth, LL.B., was pres. by Patent from the Crown, which he 
exhibited on May 5 at Termonfechin to the Commissioners of Alexr. 
Plunket, Vicar General, who decreed that it should be admitted, if it 
could be proved de jure that it ought to be admitted, the church being 
then full by the pres. of Sir Walter Bedlu, of Roche, Knt. 

1519— Denis Magowill becomes V. ; d. Dec. 24, 1521 (D.R.). 

1522 — Alexander del Palatio succeeds Magowill. An Inquisition was held 
this year before Archdeacon White finding that the V. was vacant by the 
death of Denis Magowill from Christmas Eve last past and that Walter 
Bedlu, of Roch, was Patron, and now pres. Alex, del Palatio (D.R.). 

1557-8 — John Limyricke appears (Chanc. Decrees); is also V. in 1561 ( Wills). 
See Darver and below. 

1564 — Richard Berd appears this year and in 1568 {Hanaper Rolls). 

1577 — John Limyricke [? appears to be V. again] executes a deed on 6 Oct. 
(Chanc. Inq. 18 Oct., 1614.) 

1579— John Price {F.F.R.). 

1603/4— John Barnard (F.F.R.). 

1608/9— Hugh Griffith {F.F.R.). See Drumcar. 

1619/20— Michael Matchett (F.F.R.) ; was also V. in 1622 and 1633 (R.V.). 

Exchanged with Joseph Singe for R. Kildress and Magherafelt in 1635. 

See also Dromiskin and Baronstown. 
1635 — Joseph Singe, V. Dundalk and R. Baronstown — called Verdonstown 

in Return — Oct. 6 {F.F.T.); previously R. Kildress and Magherafelt. 

Was also C. Smermore and R. Ealmessan (Meath) in 1628. 
[1655— Joseph Bowesfield is Commonwealth IMinister at Dundalk at £110 

(Commw. Vol. A/22, P.R.O.). "Joseph, son of Joseph Bowesfield, 

ilinister," was bur. in St. Michan's, Dublin, Jan. 17, 1681/2.] 

1662— John Forward, mst. Feb. 1 (F.F.T.). See Treasurers. 

1664— John Whitworth, inst. Feb. 23 (F.F.T.), T.C.D., B.D. 1664; was 
R. Camus- juxta-Moume and R. Leckpatrick 1661-2 ; Preb. Aghadowey 
1662-5 ; obtaining a faculty 5 Mar., 1664, to hold it with Dundalk 
(Reynell's Succession of Derry, V.J. A. and C.F. Ill, 344). 

1665 — Thomas Vesey, inst. Mar. 16 to V. Dundalk, R. Heynestown and 
V. Haggardstown {F.F.T.). He got a Patent after the Restoration 
granting him a house and garden for residence in Dundalk {P.R.) ; was 
also Archdeacon of Armagh. See Archdeacons. 

1669— Robert Osborne, pres. by the Crown Feb. 21 (P.R.), inst. Mar. 18 
and coU. to Heynestown and Haggardstown (F.F.T.) ; previously 
R. Clonkeen, q.v. The Crown pres. him on 12 April, 1670, to the 
Deanery of Ferns. He seems to have res. in 1672. 

Parish of Dundalk, Vicars, 1672-1709 281 

1672— Laurence Power, M.A., inst. Feb. 20. From a MS. Vol., " Livings 
in Various Dioceses, 1719-1818," in P.R.O., we find the Crown had pres. 
another clerk who was not iast. Power was also R. Heynestown ; res. 
Dundalk in 1678 for Preb. Ballymore, q.v. 
1678— Charles Newburgh, M.A., pres. by the Crown May 15 (P.R.), inst. 
May 17 {F.F.T.) ; became R. Heynestown and V. Haggardstown May 
2, 1681 ; was the son of Lieut.-Col. Thomas N., b. at Lifford, ent. T.C.D. 
as a Pensioner 19 Mar., 1663 ; Sch. 1664; was brother of Capt. Thomas N., 
of Ballyhaise. Was pres. by the Crown to R. Ratoath and the several 
Rectories of Grenock, Donamon, Crithstown and Killoglan (Meath) 8 April 
1676 (Book of Pres.). Was also R. Loughgilly 1683-94. Got a Chancery 
Decree against Thos. Newburgh 23 Feb., 1696. He was Preb. Killenemer 
(Cloyne) and V. Castletown (Cloyne) 1680-3 (Brady's Records). He 
m. in 1675 Elizabeth Bonn (or Boun) (M.L. dated 10 May). The 
P. Will of Ann Newburgh, of Dundalk, was proved in 1 693. 
1694 — Thomas Wadman, inst. to Dundalk, Heynestown and Haggardstown 
April 30 [D.R.) ; res. in 1703, exchanging with his siiccessor. See 
1703— William Caldwell, inst. June 18 to Dundalk and coll. on June 22 to 
Heynestown and Haggardstown (F.F. T.); son of Christopher C, Attorney, 
b. in Dublin, ent. T.C.D. Sep. 12, 1691, aged 17 ; Sch. 1695 ; B.A. 1696 ; 
M.A. 1699 ; C. Kilsaran 1699 ; Preb. Clondehorkey before 1703, exchanging 
with Wadman for Dundalk (C.F. Ill, 371-2) ; also R. Kilkeel, Kilmegan 
and Kilcow (Dromore) 27 Aug. 1701 and R. Killallon and Kildalkey 
(Meath) June 13, 1703 ; R. Dunbin and Faughart 1704, and exchanged 
Dundalk, Dunbin, Faughart, Heynestown and Haggardstown with Ralph 
Lambert for Prec. Down 7 May, 1705-1707 ; R. and V. Arklow 17 July, 
1707 {F.F.T); Preb. Mulahuddert 1719-29; m. Bridget Neale, of par. 
of St. Nicholas Within, Dublin. M.L. dated 5 May, 1703; d. 
in 1741. 
1706— Ralph Lambert, inst. June 8 (D.R., but Bishops Returns and F.F.T. 
have " coll. June 28 "), previously Prec. of Down — exchanged. He was 
the son of George L. [? of Dundalk], b. in Co. Louth, ent. T.C.D. June 13, 
1680, aged 15 ; B.A. 1686 ; M.A. 1696 ; B.D. and D.D. 1701 ; held also 
Baronstown; was R. Kilskyre (Meath) 1703-9; he res. Dundalk on 
May 10, 1709, for the Deanery of Down. He was appointed Chaplain 
to the Earl of Wharton, Lord Lieutenant, in 1708, and published the same 
year a Sermon on Isaiah lis. 7, 8 (4to London). In 1717 he was con- 
secrated Bishop of Dromore, and was translated to Meath in 1726. There 
is a tablet to the memory of his first wife Sarah, who d. in 1707, aged 40, 
in Dundalk church. See Memorials D.I. He m. again in 1716 Eliza- 
beth Rowley, of Clonmethan. M.L. dated July 14. He d. in 1731, and 
was bur. in St. Michan's Dublin (see C.F.). Mrs. Edward Hall, of Stang- 
ford, is spoken of in a note to the Montgomery MSS. (Belfast 1869) 
p. 361, as his sister. She was his sister-in-law — her name having been 
Anne Rowley. 
1709 — Benjamin Huson, M.A., inst. and coll. June 11 to Dundalk, Dunbin, 
Faughart, Baronstown, Heynestown and Haggardstown ; res. Dundalk 
in July and the other parishes on Oct. 28 1709, (D.R.). See 
1709— William Woolsey, inst. July 12 on pres. of Richard, Lord Bellew 
(D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1705; M.A. 1722. He res. Dundalk on June 19, 
1728, and became R. Faughart on June 20 and R. Dunbin, Baronstown, 
Heynestown and Haggardstown June 22. He d. in 1740, and was bur. 
in Dundalk (where in error the Register says he was bur. on " Dec. 18, 

282 Parish of Dundalk, Vicabs amd Curates. 

1739 "). He was ancestor of the Woolseys of Milestown (see Leslie's 
Kilaaran, p. 68, also Boulter's Letters, July 23, 1737). 

1728 — John Bowes, M.A., inst. July 4 on pres. of James, Viscount Limerick 
{D.R.). Was C. Tynan 1723; R. Philipstown-Nugent 1735-41; d. in 
1754. His mdow, Mrs. Fielding B., lived at Drogheda 1755-65. 

1754 — Francis Hamilton, D.D., inst. July 13 on pres. of James, Viscount 
Limerick [D.R.) ; d. in 1783. See Treasurers. 

1784 — James Montgomery, pres. by James, Viscount Limerick Dec. 23, 
1783, inst. Jan. 15, 1784 {D.R.); T.C.D. Sch. 1747; B.A. 1749; Preb. 
Killymard 1768-70 ; Archdeacon of Raphoe 1783-97, and R. Clonoe 1797- 
1803. He d. on 16 Aug., 1803, aged 76, and is commemorated 
by a tablet in Dundalk church. He was " interred in the N.-west side 
of the late Rev. Dr. Francis Hamilton, 17 Aug., 1803 — a man of 
unfeigned piety, devotion and charity" {Par. Reg.). 

1803— Ellas Thackeray, pres. Oct. 14 by Robert, Earl of Roden, inst. Oct. 
20 (D.R.), held also R. Drumachose (Derry) from Jan. 19, 1807, to 10 
Oct., 1820 ; King's Coll., Camb. B.A. 1796 ; M.A. 1797 ; ad eund. M.A. 
Dublin 1832. In 1823 became R. Louth, which he held with Dundalk 
till his death on 29 April, 1853, aged 83. Before ordination he was in 
the army, and as Capt. in the 3rd Dragoon Guards brought Wolfe Tone 
to Dublin after his arrest. He was a relative of W. M. Thackeray, the 
novelist, who was his guest in Dundalk when he wrote some of his Irish 
Sketch Book (see Dalton's Dundalk, 218, 223, 290). He contributed a 
Statistical Survey of Dundalk to the Shaw-Mason Collection, now in 
P.R.O., which was published by the present \vriter in Tempest's Annual 
for 1907. There is a full length engraved portrait of him. 

1854 — Marcus Rainsford, inst. Oct. 26, pres. by Robert, Earl of Roden 
{D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1843; Div. Test. 1843; ord. D. 1844; P. 1845; C. 
Hillsborough 1844 ; res. Dundalk May 5, 1866 and became Minister of 
Belgrave Chapel, London, which he held till his death at Cromarty, N.B., 
on Aug. 15, 1897, aged 76. He m. a dau. of Rev. Stephen Dickson, 
R. of Dungarvan. There is a tablet to his memory in Dundalk church. 

1866— Robert Hamilton, M.A., coll. June 9 (D.R.).; res. in 1871 for Drumcree, 

1871— Joseph Godman Rainsford, inst. June 2 {D.R.). He was the 4th 
son of Rev. John Sahsbury R. by his wife Eliza Fitzpatrick, and cousin 
of his predecessor Rev. Marcus R. ; T.C.D. Sch. 1853 ; B.A. 1854 ; Div. 
Test. (1) 1855 ; M.A. 1881 ; B.D. and D.D. 1892 ; ord. D. 1856 ; P. 1857 ; 
C. Dundalk 1856-71 ; m. circa 1858 Edwina, dau. of Ross Carty, and 
had issue 7 sons, including (1) Ross R., (2) Dr. Henry R., (3) George R., 
(4) Arthur R., (5) Frederick R., (6) Edwin Crone R., (7) Samuel R., and 
2 daus., Charlotte and Ed^^^na ; res. Dundalk in 1905, and d. in Dublin 
July 21, 1908, aged 75 ; bur. in Dundalk churchyard. 

1906— Robert Smyly Greer Hamilton, inst. Jan. 9 {D.R.), son of Rev. Robert 
H. (see Drumcree), T.C.D. B.A. 1883 ; Div. Test. (2) 1884 ; M.A. 1893 ; 
ord. D. 1884 ; P. 1885 : C. Urney (Cavan) 1884-6 ; R. Sixmilecross 1886- 
96 ; R. Derryloran 1896-05 ; Rural Dean of Dundalk 1906. 

1400 (circa) — John Talboot, "presb. parochiae de Dundalk," appears (D.R.). 
1437 — John Elyot, Chaplain of Dundalk is mentioned (D.R.). 

Parish of Dundalk, Cubates, 1544- 1855. 283 

1544— Henry White, " Clericus de Dundalk," appears (D.B.). One H. W. 
became Preb. St. Michael's, Dublin, 1586. 

[1666-7 " Jeffrey, Minister " {Hearth Money Bolls).] 

1705 — John Vaughan. See Donaghenry. 

1748— Thomas Bowes is C. and on to 1113 (Vestry Book), T.C.D. Sch. 1735 ; 
B.A. 1737 ; M.A. 1740, probably son of Rev. John B., Vicar. 

1754 — John Skelton appears {V.B.). He was Head Master of Dundalk 
Grammar School. Son of Richard S., farmer, Derriaghy, and his wife 
Arabella Cathcart ; had five brothers, including the celebrated Rev. 
Philip Skelton (see D.N.B.) and 4 sisters ; T.C.D. Sch. 1711 ; B.A. 1720 ; 
d. in 1767, bur. in Dundalk, Jan. 25, 1767. By his P. Will, made 26 
July, 1766, proved 28 Feb., 1767, he left his wife Rebecca £300 and his 
title in the tenement known as Blackamoor Shead in Lisburn and 
tenements in Jackson's Lane purchased by his father-in-law, Jackson 
Thurkild, to be divided between his three daus, Joice, Rebecca and 
Sarah and 10 acres of Gayer's Farm in Derriaghy parish ; mentions his 
eldest son Richard, his 2nd son Dr. Francis S., of Lisburn ; his 
brother Richard of Derriaghy parish, and his brother Rev. Philip. 
He was interested in sugar works and salt works at Sea- 
town, Dundalk. Mrs. Skelton, of Seatown (? his widow) was bur. 
Sep. 2, 1799. 

1767 — Samuel Murray appears (V.B.) — probably the person who became 
afterwards R. St. Paul's, Dublin; T.C.D. B.A. 1763; M.A, 1769; B.D. 
and D.D. The M.L. of Rev. S. M., Dublin, and Elizabeth Walsh, St. 
Mary's, is dated July 29, 1766, and the M.L. of Rev. S. M., D.D., and 
Sarah Tomlinson, dates 1798. 

1773— William Murray appears (Vestry Book), Lie. 28 July, 1774 at £50 
(D.B.), is C. in 1778; T.C.D. Sch. 1760; B.A. 1762; M.A. 1765; m. in 
Dundalk April 7, 1770, Mrs. Elizabeth Read. C. Kilsaran 1771. The 
P. Will of Rev. W. M., Dungannon, was proved in 1812. 

1779— John Pulleine Hawkey appears, and is C. up to 1783 (Vestry Book). 
See Ardee. His P. Will was proved in 1794 — he was then of Kingscourt, 
Co. Cavan. 

1786— Gervais Tinley appears (Vestry Book) Lie. Sep. 25, 1797. See 

1815— Richard Nugent Horner appears (V.B.), Lie. Sep. 6, 1816 (D.B.). 
See Killeshil. He published a Sermon on the Death of H.R.H. Pi-incess 
Charlotte of Wales, preached at Dundalk, Dec. 30, 1817, on Luke 
xxiii. 28, dedicated to Rev. Elias Thackeray, printed by J. Parks, 
Dundalk, 1817. 

1824-6— William Maclean is C. See Prebs. Tynan. 

1824— John Hamilton Stubbs, M.A., Lie. Mar. 19 (D.B.). See Dromiskin. 

1827— Robert Hume appears, son of Rev. Travers H. (see Ardee), T.C.D. 
B.A. 1818 ; M.A. 1832 ; m. Mary Harris 1823 ; Preb. Aghadowey (Derry) 
1831-2 ; R. Urney 1832-49 ; d. Aus. 27, 1849 (C.F. III). 

1827— Charles Bardin, B.A., Lie. Jan. 30 (D.B.). See Derryloran. 

1833— Arthur Molony is C. (Commons Pari. Papers, 1834). See Prebs. 

1836— Thomas McGee, previously C. Dunleer, becomes C, Sep. (Christian 

1840 circa — James Ashe. 

1841-54— John Hewson Allpress. Had been m the army, d. in 1856. See 
Tempest's Jubilee Almanac. 

1842— George Studdert, Lie. Mar. 22 (D.B.). See Ardee. 

1855— Richard Archdall Byrn, T.C.D. B.A. and Div. Test. (2) 1851 ; M.A. 
1860 ; ord. D. 1852 ; P. 1853 ; C. Woore, Salop, 1852-4 ; res. Dundalk 
for C. Milltown 1856 ; C. Aghalurcher 1857-60 ; C. Castleblayuey 1861 ; 

284 Parish of Dundalk, Curates, 1855-1904. 

P.O. Broomfield 1862-72; R. Drumcree (Meath) 1872. He was the 
father of Rev. R. A. Byrn, V. Santry, and Rev. R. T.W. Byrn, Tullyallen. 

1856— Joseph Godman Rainsford, B.A., Lie. Oct. 11 at £80 (D.R.). See Vicars. 

1871-2 — John Hume Townsend, Lie. Mar. 1, 1872. See Drumbanagher. 

1874-6— Henry Edward Noyes, Lond. Coll. Div. ; T.C.D. B.A. 1877 ; M.A. 
1881; B.D. and D.D. 1891 ; ord. D. 1874 ; P. 1875 ; (brother of Rev. R. J. 
Noyes. See Creggan) ; became C. St. Matthias', Dublin, 1870-9 ; R. 
Christ Church, Kingstown 1879-88; V. St. Stephen's, Walthamstow 
1888-91 ; Chaplain to the British Embassy Church. Paris, 1891-07. 
He m. Katherine, eldest dau. of James Barton, C.E., Famderg, and has 
issue. He is now Rector of Kilbum, London. Author of Church 
Reform in Spain and Portugal, 1897 ; and Eighteen Years in Paris, 1908. 

1876-8— Abraham Lockett Ford, M.A., Lie. Oct. 24, 1877. See Ardee. 

1879-83— John Henry Thorpe, b. 1855, eldest son of William T., of Rath- 
mines, ed. at High School, Dublin and T.C.D., B.A. 1879 ; M.A. 1882 ; 
B.D. 1890 ; ord. D. 1879 ; P. 1880 ; became C. St. Luke's, Cork, 1883-7 ; 
R. St. Peter's, Cork, 1887-92 ; V. St. Saviour's, Notts 1892-6 ; V. St. 
George's, Stockport 1896. He is a member of several Church Boards 
of Chester, Assessor under the Clergy Discipline Act. 1892, Governor of 
St. Aidan's Theol. College, ex- Chairman and Hon. Press Sec. of the Church 
Schools Emergency League, and Chapl. 6th Batt. Cheshire Regt.; He 
m. in 1884 Martha Aylmer, eldest dau. of Robert Constable Hall, J.P., 
Rockchffe, Cork, and has issue 3 sons — viz., John Henry, T.C. Oxf. and 
Inner Temple ; Arthur Aylmer ; Colin Reynell ; and 4 daus., Kathleen 
Olive, m. 1908 Geoffry Christie Miller, Stapley House, Nantwich ; 
Hilda Aylmer ; Constance Mabel, and Ella Georgina. 

1884— Thomas Kemmis, T.C.D. B.A. 1863 ; Div. Test. 1866 ; M.A. 1882 
ord. D. 1865; P. 1866; C. Killinkere 1865-7; C. Kiltoghert 1867-8 
C. Bmgley 1869-70 ; C. Conwall 1870-2 ; R. Clonaslee 1872-5 ; R. Mount 
Charles 1875-8; C. Old Newton 1879-81; C. Northstoke 1881-3; C 
Newent 1883-4 ; res. Dundalk for R. Muff 1884-6 ; C. Headford 1887-8 : 
C. Cashel 1888-90 ; R. Killaloan 1891-2. 

1884-5— Richard Dunseombe Hugh Massy, T.C.D. B.A. 1883 ; M.A. 1886 ; 
ord. D. 1884 ; P. 1887 ; res. C. Dundalk for C. Donnybrook 1886-7 ; C 
BaUynure 1887-9 ; R. St. Ann's and Painstown 1890-8 ; R. Kells (Ossory) 
1898 ; m. iliss Bolton. 

1885-92— Samuel John Carolin, M.A. See Ealsaran. 

1893-4— William Herbert Fitzmaurice. See RichhiU. 

1894-7— John Thomas Waller, jun., B.A. See Drumbanagher. 

1897-8— John Winter, Cane. Sch. Line. 1884, St. Peter's Coll., Camb., B.A. 
1893 ; ord. D. 1886 ; P. 1887 ; C. Blackheath 1886-8 ; C. St. Jude's, Birm., 
1889 ; C. St. Andrew's the Less, Camb., 1890-3 ; C. Sutton-in-Ashfield 
1893-4 ; res. Dundalk for C. Carnteel 1899-00 ; R. Augher 1900. 

1898-9— Beresford Townsend Gahan, B.A. Now R. Ballyloughloe (Meath). 

1899-01— Arthur Edward Johnston, T.C.D. B.A. (Sen. Mod.) 1884; Div. 
Test. (1) 1887 ; B.D. 1888 ; M.A. 1894 ; ord. D. 1887 ; P. 1888. Was for 
several years a missionary in India and Principal of Allahabad Training 
College ; R. Coolbanagher 1901-7 ; C. Donoughmore Co. Wicklow, 
1907-10 : C. Whitehouse (Connor) 1910 ; m. and has issue. 

1899-01— Herbert A. S. Merrick, B.A. See Armagh. 

1901-2— John Henry Lucas, L.TH. See Kilcluney. 

1901-4— William Ryland Rainsford Moore, T.C.D. B.A. 1888 ; M.A. 1891 ; 
b. 1865, youngest son of late Stevenson Cuming M., of St. John's, Terenure, 
Dublin ; ord. D. 1889 ; P. 1890 ; C. St. James', Clerkenwell 1889-92 ; 
C. St. Thomas's, Kensal To\vn 1892-5 ; C. St. Luke's, South Kensington 
1895-8; R. Stapleford 1898-01; R. Drumgoon 1904; m. Dec, 1888, 
Gertrude Frances, youngest dau. of late Rev. Canon Edward W. Butler, 

Parish of Dundalk, Curates and Notes. 285 

R. of Fertagh, Co. Kilkenny, and has issue William Edward Cuming, 
b. 1894 ; Gertrude Annie Henrietta, b. 1902 ; Edward Francis Butler 
and Elizabeth Lucy Rainsford (twins), b. 1906. 

1904-5— Gerald Farrington, R.U.I, and T.C.D. 1890 ; son of Thos. Farring- 
don. Collector of Inland Revenue (d. 1910) ; m. Jan. 30, 1902, Phillippa 
Mary J. dau. of Richard L. Adamson of Dublin, and has issue one son, 
James Edward Butler, b. April 6, 1908 ; ord. D. 1900 ; P. 1901 ; C.Lattley 
1900-2 ; Dep. Sec. S.A.M.S. 1905-7; C. Drumbeg 1907; R. Easkey 1909. 

1904-5— Edward Fitzgerald Allworthy, M.A. See Mullaglass. 

1905— John Francis Little, b. in Longford, Univ. Durh. 1900 ; R.U.L B.A. 
1901 ; ord. D. 1901 ; P. 1902 ; C. Trevethen 1901-2 ; C. Templemichael 
1903-5 ; C. Dundalk 1905-6 ; C. Donoughmore (Co. Wicklow) 1906-7 ; 
R. Dunfeeny 1907. 

1905— Samuel Mackay Watt, St. Aidan's 1898 ; Univ. Camb. 1906 ; ord. 
D. 1900; P. 1901; C. Llantrisant 1900-1; C. Dinas (Wales) 1900-3; 
C. Kirkby-in- Cleveland 1903-5 ; Lie. Pr. Dio. Ely 1906-9 ; C. St. Andrew's 
the Less, Camb., 1909 ; C. Tydavnet 1910 ; R. Inishmacsaint 1910. 

1906— John Wesley Knox Griffin, son of Rev. James Griffin, Dublin, T.C.D. 
B.A. 1902 ; Div. Test. 1904 ; ord. D. 1904 ; P. 1905 ; C. Derryloran 1904-6. 

1906 — John Orr, eldest son of late William J. Orr, Manager Northern 
Banking Co., Comber, Co. Down, ent. T.C.D. 1893 ; Double Exhibitioner 
and Sch. ; B.A. 1897 ; William Roberts' Prize in Classics ; First Downes 
Prize for Written Essay ; Biblical Greek Prize ; Eccl. Hist. Prize ; Div. 
Test. (1) 1900; B.D. 1904; ord. D. 1900 ; P. 1901; C. St. John's, Sandy- 
mount 1900-2 ; C. Aghada 1902-6 ; m. in 1901 Elizabeth Anne, 2nd dau. 
of late Richard M'Clintock of Dublin and grandson of Wm. Foster 
M'Clintock of Stonehouse, Co. Louth. Mr. Orr res. in 1910 for Diocesan 
Curacy of KUmore and Ardagh. 

1910— Maurice Percy McCready, T.C.D. B.A. 1909 ; Div. Test. 1909 ; Double 
Scholar R.I.A.M., ord. D. 1910 ; m. Elizabeth Kearsley Drummond, 
niece of late Professor Henry Drummond. 


Dundalk=Dundealga=DeaIga's fort, so called from a Firbolg chief 
who built the fort, now known as Castletown Mount, and said to have been 
the residence of CuchuUain, the Red Branch Knight. For particulars, 
re the History of Dundalk, see D' Alton and O'Flanagan's History of Dundalk, 
8vo, Dundalk, 1864. 

In 1297 there was a lawsuit between Richard Ossegod, Prior of St. 
Leonard's, and Theobald de Verdon. The Prior claimed to own two- 
thirds of the advowson, and said Theobald was only seized of one-third — 
namely, the vicarage. Theobald pleaded that Roesia de Verdon, his grand- 
mother, pres. William son of Richard the Miller to Adken [=Kene] and the 
chapel of Roche. It was finally agreed that the two parts of Dundalk 
and Castletown and the advowson of Kene belonged to Theobald {Justic. 
Rolls). Edward III conveyed in 1374, to Stephen Fleming, as part of a 
debt due to him, the advowsons of the V. of Dundalk and Cooley {P.R.). 

In 1374 the advowson of the V. (valued at £7 10s. 4Jd. in the Papal 
Taxation) belonged to Reginald Fitzsimon Fleming and was settled upon the 
heirs of his body with remainder to the right heirs of Thos. Fleming {P.R.). 
It seems to have passed soon after to the Bellews. The Rectorial tithes 
were appropriated to the Prior of St. Leonard's. There were three chantries 
in the church taxed to firstfruits — viz., St. Mary's, £4 ; St. Catherine's, £2 ; 
Holy Trinity, £4. The church was dedicated to St. Nicholas. 

In 1622 Vicar was resident, church and chancel repaired. Vicarage 
house leased for 20 shillings per an. and the Vicar is forced " to heyre " a 
house, James Dowdall is Lessor (R.V.). In 1633 the value of the V. was 

286 Parish of Dundalk, Notes. 

£25, Christopher Bellew, Lord of Slane. was Patron (R.V.). In 1656 the 
great tithes were rented by Samuel Ireland and John Dodson at £33 per 

Henry Draycott, the impropriator of the Priory of St. Leonard's, 
having neglected to pay for proxies and other salary thereout to the Vicax 
for many years, the Priory was sequestered in 1679; and again in 1695, 
because his exors. had neglect-ed to repair the chancel of St. Nicholas's. 

In 1692 the body of the church was in repair ; what part was covered 
was decently covered, 1 Bell, the Books belonging to the church are in 
Dublin, no Lectern or pulpit ; a stone font ; 10/- to be applotted for a 
Communion Table, and 1 carpet, and £3 for a silver cup, the linnin (sic) 
and flagon is in Dublin ; ordered to be sent for ; no Registry Books ; £63 
to be applotted for repairs ; Castletown and Haggardstown parishes to 
contribute or build their own churches. Incumbent, IVIr. Newburgh, is 
in England, — Cubet, Curate, resides here ; the whole profit for the year 
allowed him by IMr. Newburgh ; Manus Quin, Popish Priest, here 4 months ; 
no mass house ; no Nonconformist meeting house or Minister ; Patrick 
Lurkin, Popish Schoolmaster. (V.B.). 

The church was rebuilt in 1707 as appears by the following inscription 
in the Vestry : — " Ecclesia haec temporis | et belli injuria penitus | diruta, 
forma nova et | elegantiori instaurata | fuit Anno Christi 1707, | Radulpho 
Lamberto S.T.P. | Vicario | Henrico Bush, Georgio Low Custodibus." 

The Vestry Minutes from 1748 are extant. I give extracts from 
the earliest volumes : — 

In 1748 Rev. Ludlow Brabazon was appointed to oversee the repair 
of the roads by the " 6 days' labovir." In 1754 Rev. W. Woolsey was 
appointed overseer. In 1757 the Vestry consents " to give up the first 
seat on the left hand of W. entrance to Doctor Hamilton for the use of the 
Vicar, if he builds a seat of the same dimensions for the use of the parish." 
In 1758 £3 was voted "for whitewashing the inside of the church." 
In 1761 John Stinson is permitted "to erect a seat where the Font stands, 
the font to be removed, and fixed in another place." In 1764 £3 extra to 
be given to the Clerk, provided he gets a boy capable of assisting him in 
singing in church and teaching the children in the Charter School to sing." 
In 1766 we read of " the chancel money for the year " being paid to Dr. 
Hamilton. In 1780 it is decided to rebuild the steeple. In 1784, it is re- 
solved " that the ground now possest by the Pulpit and Reading Desk 
be divided into two seats, one possest by the Clergyman of the parish 
the other by John Eastwood, Esq.," and that the third part of the " space 
vacant near the door of the large lale (sic) in wch the water engine now 
stands be appropriated to Mr. James Molton to build a seat." In 1785 
Mr. Read was permitted to build the ruinous wall between his premises 
and the churchyard. In 1 786 the chancel was repaired and improved ; 
the Vestrj' also " consents to the raising of the back part of Cap. Morton's 
seat, so as to shelter his family from the wind of the door." In 1787 it is 
resolved : " Whereas the spire of the church is in danger of falling upon 
the body of the church ... a new spire be erected." A clock was put 
up in 1788 ; it cost £28 8s. 9d. In 1791 Thos. Johnston purchases a seat 
for £10 10s. Od. ; it is the opinion of the Vestry " that the causeway on each 
side of the street in Dundalk be repaired " and that £150 be raised. In 
1792 £2 for a new case for the church clock. In 1794 the " Vestry empower 
Mr. Tinley to remove the Pulpit and retain the Reading Desk." In 1795 
a bounty of £60 to be given to 10 militiamen, to be raised by subscription. 
In 1796 gowns for the Sexton cost £2 5s. 6d. In 1798 a gallery to be built. 
1800, New Pulpit put up. 1801, Fire engine purchased for £120, Pulpit and 
Reading Desk to be removed to old situation. 1802, A seat is occupied by 

Parish on Dundalk, Notes. 287 

Townley Filgate, Esq. In 1802 " the bell was rung to call the Vestry 
together, but no Churchwarden answered it." In 1803 £280 is levied for 
42 militiamen for Dundalk and 6 for Castletown ; in consequence there is 
some obstruction to the Churchwardens collecting the cess in 1804. In 
1834 the church was improved and an organ added, the Primate giving £50 
towards it on account of Mrs. Thackeray's exertions in forming and im- 
proving the choir. 

The Communion Table in the church consists of a slab of stone believed 
to be the old altar resting on an open oak frame. 

In 1766 there were 135 Protestant, 396 R.C. families, 2 R.C. Priests, 
2 Friars in the parish (Pari. Ret.). The glebe house was built in 1773 at 
a cost of £472 12s. 3d. Dundalk and Castletown parishes were permanently 
united in 1854, the Primate and Lord Roden having alternate right of 
presentation. Lord Roden got £1117 13s. 8d. compensation for the loss 
of his right on disestablishment. The value of the living in 1869 was 
£301 5s. lid. Lord Roden received the Rectorial tithes. 

Since 1871 Castletown, Dunbin, Kilcurly, Ballybarrack, Baronstown 
and Faughart have been united to Dundalk at one time or another. 

The churchyard contains the oldest monuments in Dundalk. Some of 
these are recorded in Isaac Butler's Jom-nal, and a few very inadequately 
noticed in D' Alton's Dundalk, p. 289. But the fullest account of the 
oldest — the Feld-Holywood slab of 1536, the Lambert monuments and 
others is that given by J. R. Garstin, V.P., R.I. A. in Memorials VII 
(1897) 142 (with a plate). Lord Walter Fitzgerald also fully described 
the Bellew (1588) and Mortimer (1634) inscriptions with a plate and wood- 
cut of the latter. See also Memorials I, 448, II. 524 and V. 91. 

Agnes, eldest of the three sisters of Robert Burns the poet, was buried 
here. Mr. Garstin gives the following particulars, partly from Dr. Rogers' 
Genealogical Memoir of the Family of Burns (Edinburgh, 1877), p. 41. In 
the Parish Register of Ayr her birth is thus recorded : — 

" Agnes Burns, daughter of William Burns, gardner of AUowaj-, and 
Agnes Brown, his spouse, was born September 30, 1762. Baptized by 
Mr. W. Dalrymple." 

When 42 years of age she married at Dinning in Dunfriesshire William 
Gait and they migrated to Ireland where he became land-steward and she 
dairymaid at Stephenstown, near Dundalk, in the employment of Matthew 
Fortescue, Esq. She died without issue at Stephenstown in 1834. Her 
husband died on 1st March, 1847. Her remains were interred in the S.E. 
comer of the churchyard of St. Nicholas' close to the Sexton' ! house under 
a large flat slab. A granite pillar to her memory with an inscription in 
which she is only described as " Sister of Robert Burns " was erected by 
public subscription at the side of the churchyard next Church Street, 
and it has lately been cared for by the Dundalk Burns Society. Her 
married name appears on her tomb. See Memorials for a notice of the 
monument, which is conspicuous to all passers by. 

How little was known of those who had borne rule over this parish 
is illustrated by what D' Alton the historian of Dundalk writes, 1864 : — 

" We were not able to procure a list of the Incumbents from any 
quarter. The following are the names of a few of the Vicars furnished 
by the (then) present Vicar (Marcus Rainsford) — Bowers, Hamilton, Mont- 
gomery, Elias Thackeray." 

The Communion Plate includes 2 chalices, 2 patens and 1 flagon — all 
silver— inscribed : " Church of Dundalk, 1824, Elias Thackeray, Vicar ; 
Robert Hume, Jno. Hamilton Stubbs, Curates ; Geo. Shekleton and Richd. 
Bell, Churchwardens." There is also a large and handsome silver 

288 Parishes of Dundalk, Dundugan and Dunleer. 

salver. There are several old long-handled copper collecting plates, now in 
the possession of Mrs. Woolsey Butler, Milestown : one has the inscription : 
" William Woolsey, Vicar, Parish Church, Dundalk ; Thomas Bolton, 
John Hamil, Churchwardens, 1723." A cover of one in possession of the 
writer is inscribed : " Thos. Parker, Jno. Page, Churchwardens, Dundalk, 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention Order : 
Baptisms from 1729, Marriages from 1755, Burials from 1727 — 17 vols, in 
all ; Vestry IVIinutes from 1748, Collection Books from 1815, Preacher's 
Books, &c. In R.C.B. office : Deed of Exchange of glebe, 15 Mar., 1756. 


1742 — David Henry Petitpierre appears, being " married to Renee Rose 
Challais ; M.L. dated 2 Aug " (Fmilk. Dublin Journal, Aug. 3). He is 
absent from Dundalk 1754 (Miscell. Church Papers P.R.O.). 

1778 — Vinchon des Vouex [Livings in various Dioceses P.R.O.). See 

1793— John Vignoles {ibidem), T.C.D. B.A. 1761 ; V. RathconneU 1797- 
See articles in U.J. A., Orig. Series, on French Protestant Settlers in 

Ireland. The building in which the Services of the Church for the French 

Community at Dimdalk were held in the 18th century is now used as an 

auction room and show rooms by Mr. Carson. 

DUNDUGAN.— ('Co. Louth.) 

A small parish contiguous to Dromiskin and Heynestown of which 
Sir John Draycot was impropriator in 1622 and Michael Matchett, Curate, 
at 10/- per an. In 1633 it was vacant. In 1690 the return is : " There is 
no such place as I can find or hear of "; and in 1765, circa, " No church, 
ancient glebe and all the tithes granted to impropriator " {Ret. to Lords). 

DUNLEER.— (Co. Louth.) 

Circa 1220— Simon de Napton, Parson of Dunleer {Chart. S. Mary's Abb., 
No. 27). 

1367— Walter Haddesore, " Perpetual Vicar " appears {D.B.). 

1402 — John Darcy appears {P.R.). In 1413 he was Proctor for the English 
clergy of the Diocese in the Royal Council summoned for Dublin in that 
year {D.B.). 

1415— Thomas Nanny. He res. the V. on Sep. 29 in this year in the church- 
yard of St. Peter of Rathdrummin {D.R.). 

1415 — Robert Sweteman, pres. by Thomas le Botiller, Prior of S.J.J. 
Kilmainham, inst. Oct. 5 {D.R.). In 1446 he was 60 years old, and about 
1450 he exchanged this V. for the R. of Drakestown, Co. Meath {D.R.). 

1450— Patrick O'MuIchallyn, previously R. of Drakestown, exchanged 
with his predecessor {D.R.). 

[1481 — In this year Lewis Hadsor, of Cappoke, releases to Christina Colton 
and her son, William Heynman, Chaplain, a messuage, garden and park 

Parish of Dunleer, Vicars, 1481-1727. 289 

in Dunleer. Perhaps the latter was Vicar. He was Vicar of Dundalk 
in 1484 (Cal. Ch. Ch. Deeds, No. 1031).] 

1485— Walter More appears {D.R.). 

1494 — John Lang, alias McYnaweny, deprived for non-residence for three 
years past, 27 Sep., 1497 (D.R.). 

1497 — Geoffrey Hurdi [?— Sturdl, P. 273] appears as V. this year, succeeding 

1513 — John Theoderici, " Clericus Tullensis," [could this be Tullum=Toul 
diocese, France ?] binds himself this year on 9 June for the Papal first- 
fruits of the churches of Darver and Dunleer and also the Priory of St. 
John extra portam novam, [Newgate] Dublin (Ann. Hib., 12). 

1519 — James Brune or Brown died this year (D.R.). 

1519— John Ardagh (D.R.). He is living in 1522 {D.R.). 

1544— Andrew Barnewall resigned this year (D.R.). 

1544— Robert Henry or Hyng (Hyvy, Morrin's P.R. ; Huye, Lib. Mun.). 
Pres. by the Crown Sep. 3 (P.R.), inst. Sep. 11 {D.R.), is living in 1556 

1590 — Henry Cassade appears {M.R.). 

1622 — John Gierke, pres. by the Crown to Dunleer July 18, wliich was united 
to V. Dunany fro hac vice (where he was non-resident and discharged 
the cure according to the means, viz., £3 a year) and C. Marlinstown at 
10/- per annum (R. V. 1622). He was ord. D. on 27 May, 1618, and P. on 
4 July, 1621, became R. Killincoole 1 Mar., 1624 {R. V. 1633), was C. 
Gernonstown 1622 {R.V. and Book of Pres.). 

1629 — Thomas Lowe, pres. by the Crown to Dunleer and Dunany Jan. 22 
(P.R.). Perhaps the Thos. Lowe who was Preb. S. Michan's, Dublin, 
1618-29, or the T. L. who was Vic-Choral Ch. Ch. Cath. 1633 and Vic- 
Choral St. Patrick's, Dublin, 1639, and Minor Canon do. 1640 (see C.F. 
II). Cotton says the Preb. St. Michan's d. July 13, 1639 [? 1629] (C.F., 
V. 96). The P. Will of Rev. Thos. Lowe, Dublin, was made 13 July, 
1629, and proved 27 July, 1629. The P. Will of another Rev. Thos. L., 
of Dublin, was proved in 1679. 

1634— David Landell, inst. May 28 {F.F.T.). In the R. V. 1633 (so called), 
he is said to have been ord. P. by John, Bp. of Raphoe, on 14 Feb., 1633, 
and adm. and inst. 3 June, 1635 (stc) to Moylary, Dunleer and Kildemock. 
" 1635 " is probably a copyists error for 1634, because Letters Patent 
were issued uniting these parishes on 10 June, 1634. These Visitations 
cannot be relied on as to dates. 

[1659 — John Hooke was appointed Commonwealth Minister " to preach the 
Word of God at Killiaghs Town [? Kellystown] and Dunleer and other 
places in the Barony of Ferrard, as the Barony is wholly destitute of a 
preaching Minister" (Commw. Papers P.R.O.).] 

1664— Thomas Chambers, inst. July 9 (F.F.T.). See Kilsaran and Hist, 
of Kilsaran, p. 222 ; d. in 1694. 

1696 — Mossom Wye, D.D., inst. June 20, pres. by Wm. Legge, Loid 
Dartmouth {D.R.). This inst. was illegal, as Lord Dartmouth had not 
the advowson, but this was not discovered at the time. See 

1727 — John Singleton, M.A., pres. by the CVown June 29, inst. July 4 (D.R.). 
John Tenison claimed the right of pres. and presented another clerk 
(Boulter's Letters), but his claim was disallowed. J. S. was son of Henry 
S., Master of the Rolls ; T.C.D. Sch. 1698; B.A. 1701 ; M.A. 1704; R. 

ago Parish of Dunleer, Vicars, 1727-1840. 

Drumglass 1709-20 ; R. Dromiskin 1720-7 ; R. Drumgoon 1718 ; d. un- 
married in 1736. See much about him in Hist, of Kilsaran, pp. 239-40, 

1737— Edward Molloy, pres. bv the Crown April 5, inst, April 7 {D.R.), 
T.C.D. Sch. 1725 ; B.A. 1727": Fellow 1730 ; M.A. 1730 ; Canon of Kildare 
1734-7; R. Ballymagla&son 1735-7; Treas. Christ Ch., Dublin, 1736; 

m. 1737 Elizabeth, dau. of Lill, of the Custom House, Dublin 

(M.L. dated Feb. 10) ; d. July 11, 1737 (Dublin News Letter, July 12). 

1738/9— Hon. Francis Hamilton, M.A., pres. Jan. 30, inst. Feb. 4 (D.R.), 
7th son of 6th Earl of Abercorn (see Peerages) ; R. and V. Monaghan 
4 May, 1725-38, where Philip Skelton was his Curate ; V. AghnamuUan 
1738-46. He is often mentioned in Mrs. Delany's Memoirs. He d. 
20 May, 1746, and his P. Will was proved in that year. The Will of his 
widow, Dorothea, was proved in 1780. 

1746_Thomas Foster, D.D., pres. Aug. 22, inst. Aug. 26 {D.R.). He was 
the 2nd son of John F., of Dunleer, by Mary Fortescue, of Newrath. 
He m. in 1746 (M.L. dated 5 May) Dora. dau. of Thos. de Burgh, of Old- 
town, M.P. for Naas, and had a son William, M.P. for Ennis (see Peerages 
" Massereene " and Vere Foster's " Two Duchesses "). He was bur. in 
Dunleer Jan. 15, 1784, and his wife was bur. May 3, 1774. His P. Will 
was proved in 1784. 

1784— Richard Norris, pres. Jan. 23, inst. May 12 {D.R.) T.C.D. Sch. 1741 ; 
B.A. 1741 ; M.A. 1746 ; B.D. and D.D. 1763 ; previously C. Tullyallen 
and Head Master of Drogheda Grammar School ; was also R. Almoritia 
1772-84. He m. (1) in 1753 Jane, dau. of Nicholas Coddington, (2) 
Anna Maria Smyth (M.L. dated 9 Feb., 1783). His only dau. Mary 
m. Matthew Anketell, of Anketell's Grove, High Sheriff of Monaghan 
(see Shirley's Monaghan, p. 159). Dr. Norris d. in 1789, and was bur. 
in St. Peter's, Drogheda. His P. Will was proved in 1789. 

1789— Samuel Little, LL.D., pres. Mar. 7, inst. Mar. 11 (D.R.) ; res. Dunleer 
in 1809 ; was also R. Louth, q.v. 

1809— George Berkeley Little, pres. Feb. 16, mst. Feb. 22 (D.R.) son of 
preceding, T.C.D. B.A. 1804 ; was served with a monition to reside in 
1820 ; res. May 21, 1823 (D.R.). 

1823— Hon. Charles Le Peer Trench, pres. Nov. 5, inst. Dec. 4 (D.R.). He 
was the 6th son of the 1st Earl of Clancarty (see Peerages) and brother 
of Hon. Power T., Abp. of Tuam ; T.C.D. B.A. 1824 ; M.A. 1832 ; was 
Chanc. Waterford 1806-12; also V. Ballinasloe, Preb. Ballynulter (Clon- 
fert), and R. Athenry and Vic. General Clonfert 1816-39 ; Archdeacon of 
Ardagh 1821-39 ; Preb. Faldown (Tuam) 1825-39 ; d. in 1839. 

1840— James Crofton, pres. Aug. 31, inst. Sep. 5 (D.R.), son of Sir 
James Crofton, Bart., of Co. SUgo ; T.C.D. B.A. 1825 ; M.A. 1832 ; ord. 
D. 1826 ; P. 1827 ; C. Coleraine circa 1830. It is said that Crofton 
owed his appointment to Dunleer to the fact that he quarrelled with 
his Rector over the National Board, and went to the Castle and told them 
he had lost his Curacy over supporting the N.B., and got promise of first 
Crown living, which happened to be Dunleer. He m. in 1834 Barbara 
North, of Kilduff, King's Co., who d. 3 Aug., 1865, aged 54. He d. at 
the Rectory 7 Nov., 1876, aged 74. and was bur. in Dunleer, where there 
is a tablet to his memory in the chancel. The Registers contain entries 
of the baptisms and confirmation of his sons James Crofton, 1856 ; Mai by, 
b. Sep. 30, 1840; Henry, b. Oct. 11, 1844, and of his daus. Barbara 
Ferguson, EUza Carohne, Mary Anne, Kathleen Barbara, Maria Honora, 
and Sybil. The family burial place is in the churchyard, with inscriptions 
added 1910. On his death Dunleer parish became part of Dunany U. 

Parish of Dunleer, Curates and Notes. 291 


1685— Mossom Wye {V.B.). See Rectors. 

1720— Charles Wye, Lie. May 6 (D.R.). See Dromiskin. 

1721— Edward Savage, Lie. Feb. 2 (D.R.). 

1737— Narcissus Batt, Lie. Sep. 22 (D.R.). See Clonkeen. 

1763— Thomas Smith [V.B.), ent. T.C.D. 1757; M.A. 1765. A Thomas 

Smyth, D.D., was R. Santry circa 1781. 
1767— Nicholas Forster (Par. Reg.) and up to 1772. " Foster " in V. B. 
1773— Marcus Rainsford (V.B.). 
1775— Robert Cuthbert ( V.B.). See Drogheda. 
1775— Samuel Gerrard (Par. Reg.) is C. to 1808. 
1797— John Wall. P. Will proved this year. Query, was he Curate or 

R.C. Curate ? 
1801— John Barlow (Par. Reg.) d. 1808. See Louth Curates. 
1788— Thomas Fairtlough (Vestry Book) is C. up to 1801. He was Chapl. 

to Drogheda Mihtia in 1793. 
1808— William Coddington (Par. Reg. and Vestry Book). See Clonoe. 
1811— Anthony Adams (V.B.). See Collon. 
1 8 1 4— Alexander Nicholson (V.B.). See Moy lary . 
1824 — Thomas Henry Cotter Finny, Lie. (D.R.). For much about him, see 

Cole's Records of Cork, pp. 181-3. 
1825— Jonathan Lovett Darby { V.B.). See Acton. 
1835— Thomas McGee, res. in 1836 for C. Dundalk, q.v. 
1848— Charles Allen (Par. Reg.). See Dimany. 
1870-3 — James Hardy, B.A., R. of Moylary, became also C. Dunleer 


Dunleer was formerly thought to mean " the fort of Laoghake " until 
Bishop Reeves clearly showed that it was the ancient Lann Leire (" the 
church of austerity ") which O'Donovan had placed in Lough Ennell, Co. 
Westmeath (F.M.YoX. I, 440). The writers of the 0.8. Letters (who ignore 
the town and church) devote most of their notice of Dunleer to a wholly 
different derivation connected with St. Bridget. They recount at length 
the legend about her having blinded herself and afterwards recovering her 
sight by washing at the well dedicated to her, which they say was about 
five perches to the east of the road leading to Drogheda. They proceed : 
" From the restoration of her sight in the town it was called dunleir,5e= 
oppidum vi8Us=town of sight." But see Hogan's Onomasticon, 1910. 

The Patron Saints of Lann Leire were two brothers Furadhran and 
Baithen, sons of Maonan, who lived about the 6th century and evidently 
founded the abbey here. Their festival day was kept on 18 June. S. Brigid, 
whose day is Feb. 1, is also associated with the parish and with a well 
formerly in use. The Abbey of Lann Leire is mentioned several times in 
the Aniials thus : — 

A.D. 720 — Maonach [=modern Mooney or Moynagh] abbot of L. 
died — his festival was on 17 October. 

740 — Cuinmine O'Maenach (his grandson) abbot, died. 

776 — Maenach O'Maenach, abbot, died. 

823-4 — Monastery devasted by the Danes. 

825 — Eoghan Mainisbrech of L. becomes abbot of Armagh 

843 — Gormgal, son of Muiredach, Bisdop of L., abbot, died. 

848 — Ferchan, son of Muiredach, abbot, died. 

860 — Muiredach, Bishop of, died. 

292 Parish of Dunleer, Notes. 

867 — Flann, son of Ferchar, abbot of L. and Steward of Armagh, died. 

893— Cairbre, son of Suibne, abbot, died. 

900 — Maelcianain, son of Fortchem, Bishop of, died. 

919 — Cemach, son of Flann, abbot of L. and Steward of Armagh, died. 

921 — Cucongalta, Priest of L. the Fethra {=ainger) died. This year 
the Danes plundered the abbey. 

930 — Suibhne, abbot of. died. A stone bearing this name in Irish 
letters was formerly here. See Stokes' Christian Inscriptions. 

965 — Flann, son of Aengus, abbot, died. 

968 — The monastery, which seems to have been held by the Danes was 
attacked by Domnall, King of Ireland ; refectory burned and 400 persons 
destroyed here. 

1002 — It was plundered by Donnchadh, son of Donnshadh Finn and 
the men of Meath. 

1016 — Aengus, son of Flann. herenach of L., died. 

1021 — Maenach, priest and herenach of L., died. 

1051 — Lann Leire burned and plundered. 

The abbey, as is to be seen from these extracts, had some connection 
with the church of Armagh ; and it will be also noted that the abbacy 
was to a certain extent hereditary. 

" There is little doubt (says Reeves) that the present churchyard 
represents the original cemetery of this ancient abbey and that the present 
parish church occupies the ancient site. At first the abbey was probably 
small and only remarkable for the religious austerity practised there, but 
in process of time it assumed a high position and became ultimately 
associated with St. Patrick's Church of Armagh." 

The Priors of Kilmainham seem early in the 13th century to have 
owned the advowson, for we find a BuU of Innocent IV with reference to 
a complaint that Thomas de Eymule, elk., and Thomas de Haddesore, Knt., 
and others had injured the Knights Templars in their lawful possession of 
Dunbeghi, Dunleer and Keren (sic) (see D'Alton's Dublin, p. 608). 

In 1435 John Cusack, of Drummyng, was excommunicated for la5ring 
violent hands on Vicar Sweetman " and drawing his blood so that he ap- 
peared to be greatly hurt " (D.R.). 

In 1497 at an Inquisition, held on 27 Sep., with reference to the de- 
privation of Vicar Lang, the value of the V. was found to be 6 
marks {D.R.). 

On the dissolution of the monasteries the advowson passed to the 
Crown, who granted it to Lord Louth, from whom it was afterwards 

In 1622 " Church but reasonably repaired, chancel ruinous, a poore 
[Vicarage] house. Lord Louth impropriator, Vicar resident" (R.V.). 

In 1633 the Crown was patron, value £6 {R.V.). 

In 1656 the great tithes were rented to Jonas El wood and John Gterrard 
for £4. 

In 1682 Cappocke, Disert, Dunleer, Drumcar and Moylary were united 
into one parish, the Crown being Patron, June 12. This Union continued 
in force tiU Aug. 15, 1840, when Drumcar and Moylary again became separate 

In 1690 [recte 1681-5) " the chancel and body of church out of repair 
. . . and demolished since the warrs, £140 to be assessed for rebuilding ; 
and the charge of slating, flagging, etc., will come to £50 more by the 

Parish of Dunleer, Notes. 293 

computation of Grogan, principal workman ; also £50 for repalre of chancel. 
The Lord of the Manor [Lord Dartmouth] hath promised 2 bells, to be 
hung in the steeple when built ; church and chancel will be built by Christ- 
mas ; no plate, linen or Bible. Preaching in the morning [of Sunday] 
and prayers in the afternoon ; no catechising, as children go to boarding 
school in other places. Curate is resident and hath £30 per annum from 
Mr. Chambers, who resides in Dublin " {V.B.). 

In 1692 "church was in good repair. — The chancel and body built firmly 
and betwixt body and chancel there was a visible distinction by an arch ; 
churchyard fenced, ordered to be secured by a gate ; church covered with 
slates, no bell or conveniency for hanging one ; the people called together 
by ringing a handbell ; no books, a reading desk ; no pulpit ; a stone font 
at the Priest's house ; ordered to be brought back ; Communion linin (sic) 
and a silver chalice ; a new pewter flagon and carpet ordered to be bought. 
Register lost " {V.B.). 

In 1727 Lord Dartmouth seems to have claimed the advowson, but 
the Crown resisted his claims (see Boulter's Letters, Vol. I, 1726 ; also under 
April 27, 1727). 

1731 — " Rector is resident, but hath neither glebe nor parsonage 
house " (Pari. Ret.). 

In 1765 there were 200 Protestants, 550 Roman Catholics, 1 church 
in good repair and one chapel (Hearth Monet/ Returns). In 1780 " One 
church in this parish, another at Moylary, no glebe house, R. resident at 
Dunleer " (Ret. to Lords). The living was then value £800, viz., " £400 
and the Great Com Tithes and Crown Rent." (Livings in Various Dioceses 

The Parish Register, which goes back to 1725, has the following quaint 
entry at the beginning, viz., " Burial fees — For a Velvett Pawl, 13/4 ; 
Breaking Ground in Chancel, 13/4 ; Prayers in the Desk, 6/8 ; Breaking 
Ground in Churchyard, 1/-" which shows that as in Ardee, surplice fees 
were chargeable by custom for funeral services. 

The earliest Vestry Minutes extant, dated April 18, 1786, authorise 
a cess of 1^. per acre " for the salaries of the Clerks and Sextons and for 
the necessaries and Repairs of the churches and churchyards of Dunleer, 
Drumcar and Moylary, for the painting of the seats, a new Communion 
Table and Cloth, &c."" A list of applotments, showing the number of acres 
held by each person in the parishes of Dunleer, Drumcar, Dysart, Cappock, 
Moylary and Monasterboice is given for 1786, 1788, 1789, 1792 and 1800. 
There is a note in the Vestry Book, dated 1785, by Rev. Richd. Norris, 
that the Rev. Dr. Thos. Foster bequeathed by Will £50 for the poor of the 
United Parishes, " and I distributed the said £50, in wheels to the young, 
and blankets to the old, R. N." 

The occupiers of land in 1788 included Rev. John Wall, Dunleer (5 
acres) ; Rev. Mr. Harlin, Dysart (22 acres). A chalice and plates for Dunleer 
church cost £3 lis. 6d. in 1796; £22 15s. was spent in 1797 in enclosing 
Drumcar churchyard, and in the same year £1 12s. 6d. was spent in 
" advertising for Clerk and Schoolmaster." Chalice and plates for Moylary 
church cost £4 13s. 2d. in 1798. Rogers and Tierney are paid £3 8s. 3d. 
in that year for a bell for Dunleer. £11 7s. 6d. is spent on Monasterboice 
churchyard in 1802-3, and £24 15s. 7^d. in 1803-4 ; and £12 63. 6d. on 
Moylary in 1802. On May 28, 1804, it was resolved that the base money 
(representing shillings) in the hands of the Churchwardens be sold for the 
Ijenefit of the Union and the deficiency be made up by a cess. " The loss 
by base shillings " appears from the following year's accounts to have 
amounted to £16 Qs. 3d.=a cess of ^. per acre ! £9 18s. Od. was spent in 

294 Parish of Dysert, alias Barmeath. 

enclosing Cappoge churchyard in 1809. About £200 was spent in "raising 
the walls and new roofing the church" in 1809. In 1811, 1/4 is charged 
for an Almanack for the church. Over £150 was spent on Moylary church 
in 1812, and £113 in 1813. A stove is purchased in 1812 for £23 Us. 9d,, 
of which £19 was raised by subscription ; and a bell for Moylary (bought in 
Dublin) cost £18 8s. 3d. £137 was spent on Dunleer church in 1813, £125 
in 1814 and £168 in 1815, so that the parish expenses, which were only 
£53 in 1785, had risen then to £266. In 1814 there is a credit for " three 
of Trenche's Bank Notes given in payment of cess £11 lis. Od." and " ex- 
penses of proving same under a Commission of Bankruptcy, 7/-." £7 is 
spent on building piers and a stile and enclosing the churchyard of Cappoge 
in 1815. Moylary became a Perpetual Curacy in 1818. A gallery, costing 
£72, was erected in Dunleer church in 1821. A plated flagon cost £4 in 1813. 

The church was enlarged in 1830 at a cost of £383 7s. 6d. The Incimi- 
bent then possessed the Rectorial tithes of Dunleer, Moylary, Monaster- 
boice, Dysert and Cappoge, and the Vicarial tithes of Drumcar, all 
amounting to £737 Os. 6^d. — which with £69 8s. 6d. value of his glebes 
made his living worth £806 9s. 0^. Of this he paid £55 7s. 8.Vd. to the 
P.C. of Moylary. 

The Font bears the inscription : "John Singleton, Rectr. of Dunleer, 

The old glebe house, built in 1819, cost £1,379 Is. 6Jd., was sold after 

In 1840 Dunleer Union was dissolved and the Union of Dunleer, Cappoge 
and Dysert formed. Moylary and Monasterboice were formed into a 
separate R. and V., and Drumcar into a V. 

After disestablishment the parisli became part of Dunany Union. 

The town was a borough with a Charter dating 1678, and returning 
2 Members to the Irish Parliament till the Union. 

Of the Communion Plate — an ancient silver chalice is inscribed : " The 
Honble. Mrs. Mary Dilon 1684." The remainder is plated and inscribed : 
" Dunleer Church, 1796." 

Records extant : — In P.R.O. — Baptisms from 1725, Marriages from 
1728, Burials from 1727, Vestry Book from 1786. 

DYSERT or DISERT alias BARMEATH.— (Co. Louth). 

The Rectory of this church seems to have been appropriated to the 
Priory of Kilmainham. for Wm. De Rosse, Prior (also Lord Deputy) granted 
to the Archbishop of Armagh and his successors about 1290 the advowson 
of Bamemyth or Dysart {King's Coll. See D' Alton's Co. Dublin, p. 609). 
But the Vicarage being vacant in 1304, Robert de Napton, jun., claimed it 
against Richard De Kyxeby, Prior S.J.J. From his deposition (Plea 
Rolls, 33 Edw. I) we find the following Vicara held it : — 

12 Henry Tyeys admitted on the presentation of Adam de Napton 

after his death in the time of Henry III (1216-1272). 
12 Matthew de Ardagh admitted on the pres. of Alice de Napton. He 

resigned and was succeeded by 
1304 — Christopher , Clerk, who had died at the time the lawsuit 

was commenced, leaving the church then vacant. 

Parishes of Dysert and Eglish. 295 

1535— Robert Ardagh, Chaplain, (Fiants Eliz., No. 1485). 

1622 — John Gierke, Curate at £1 lOs. Od., Lord Louth impropriator; church 

and chancel ruinous (R.V.). 
1633— Thomas Burton, Curate, at £2 Os. Od. Value of tithes £60. 

In 1682 the parish was by Act of Council permanently united to Dunleer 
because the church was wholly ruinous, and the parishioners were not 
able to restore it, or maintain a distinct Incumbent by reason of the 
smallness of their values and the great charge of King's rent upon them. 
See Dunleer Notes ; see also Stubb's 3ISS. for description of the present 
state of the ruins and architectural plans. Body of church measured 36 
feet by 19 feet. See Barmeath. 

Rbcobds extant : — None. 

EGLISH. (Co. Armagh.) 

Circa 1770 Richardson " lived in lodgings at Artnasooly and ac- 
quired some property adjoining Eglish glebe, now enjoyed by William 
Donnelly, Esq." (Reeves MSS.). 

1776— Robert Higginbotham, Nom. Nov. 6 (D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1768. 

1777— John Young, Nom. Nov. 1 ; Lie. Sep. 10, 1781 (D.R.), T.C.D. Sch. 
1763; B.A. 1766. 

1803— Silver Oliver, B.A., Lie. Jan. 10 (D.R.) ; res. in 1807. See Prebs. 

1807— William Barker, Lie. Oct. 10 (D.R.). See Newtownhamilton. 

1808— James Tisdall, B.A., Lie. Aug. 3 (D.R.) ; res. in 1826 for R. Ballm- 
derry, q.v. 

1826— WUliam Barlow, Lie. Sep. 19 (D.R.) ; res. for V. Carlingford 1837. 
See Treasurers. 

1837— Charles Waring, Nom. March 20, 1837, Lie. Feb. 19, 1838 (D.R.), son 
of Rev. Luke W., b. in Co. Down, ed. by Mr. Stubbs, ent. T.C.D. June 8, 
1819 ; B.A. 1824 ; M.A. 1832 ; ord. D. 1824 ; P. 1826. He m. Marion, 
dau. of James Waring of Newry, 3rd Dec, 1835. His children, Harriet, 
b. 19 Nov., 1840, and Hester, b. April 1, 1847, appear in the Register 
His eldest son Lucas d. 2 Jan., 1859, aged 22. His wife Marion d. at 
Annaclone Rectory Dec. 10, 1876. He was C. Cariingford 1827-37 ; 
res. Eglish on June 1, 1874. 


1874— Leslie Marlborough Carter, inst. Sep. 8 (D.R.) ; brother of Rev. H.B. 
Carter, of Derryloran, and 2nd son of Rev. Henry Carter, R. of Ballin- 
tov; T.C.D. B.A. and Div. Test. 1857 ; ord. D. 1857 ; P. 1858 ; C. MiU- 
town 1857-9; C. Portadown 1859-60; C. SixmUecross 1860-1; P.C. 
Meigh 1862-4; C. St. John's Bap., Toxteth, Liverpool, 1864-5; P.C. 
Milltown 1866-74. He m. on 5 Oct, 1864, Elizabeth Harriette, dau. 
of late J. Smith, and grand-niece of the late Marchioness of Ormonde, 
and had issue. His elder son Leslie m. widow of Rev. A. M. Dobbs. 
His 2nd son, Dr. Horace H. Auchmuty C, m. Feb. 11, 1903, Helen, dau. 

296 Parish of Eglish, Incumbents, &c. 

of Lieut.-Col. Bramble, J.P.,Weston-Super-Mare. He d. at the Adelaide 
Hospital, Dublin, Oct. 20, 1893 ; bur. in Deans Grange cemetery. 
1894— Albert Edward Malone, inst. Mar. 3 {D.R.), Univ. Durh. L.Th. 1889 ; 
B.A. 1892 ; ord. D. 1892 ; P. 1893 ; C. Killyman 1892-4 ; m. Miss Evans 
and has issue. 


1870— Henry Charles White, Lie. Dec. 18 {D.R.). 


The present parish of Eglish (=church) corresponds to the old Parish 
of Glanawie or Clandowill (=Cluain dubaill — the meadow of Dabhall or 
Blackwater — F.M.). It now gives its name to Glenaul, a Poor Law 
Electoral district. The parish was originally a Rectory and Vicarage and 
was appropriate to the Deanery in 1609. Soon afterwards, however, we 
find Rectors presented to it thus : — 

1628— William Moore, M.A., Chaplain to Lord Deputy Falkland was pres. 

to it on Feb. 18 {P.R.). He was Dean of Dromore. 
1635 — John Symonds pres. to it — united to Armagh. See Armagh. 

On Jan. 23, 1637, the R. & V. was appropriated and united to the 
Deanery by the Charter of the Dean and Chapter. It seems, however, 
to have still formed part of Armagh parish. The old church (now in ruins 
on the summit of the hill in the ancient churchyard, 1 acre in extent, and 
vested in the Armagh District Council) was rebuilt and consecrated on 
Aug. 5, 1720, dedicated to the Holy Trinity as a Chapel-of-Ease to Armagh 
{D.R.). It was in good repair in 1766 {Pari. Ret). 

The present church was built in 1821 on a new site at DrumsoUin 
given by the Primate and James Johnston, Esq., and consecrated 25th Sep., 
1823, by the Bishop of Raphoe for the Primate. It cost £1790 16s. 2d., 
made up of £923 Is. 5|d., a loan from the Board of First Fruits ; subscriptions 
£532 Os. 9d. to which Rev. Jas. Tisdall, P.C, contributed £100 ; sale of 
materials of old church, £23 6s. 8|d., and a handsome donation of £312 
7s. 1^. from Primate J. G. Beresford. A glebe house was built in 1778 
at the exceedingly small cost of £184 12s. 3W. and a glebe of 64 acres was 
then granted to the parish by Joseph Johnston of Knappagh. The glebe 
house was purchased for the parish at Disestablishment. The living was 
then worth £212 Os. lid. 

In 1833 the tithes were commuted for £469 Os. lOd. paid annually to 
the Rector of Armagh. 

The following inscription is on the silver chalice and paten ; " Deo 
Sacrum In Ecclesia de Eglish ex Dono Revd. Petri Drelincourt S.T.D. 
Decani Armacensis Ano Dom 1721." A plated flagon and a plated paten 
are inscribed : " Presented by Joseph Johnston to the District of Eglish 
in the Parish of Armagh, 1830," and two alms dishes bear the inscription : 
" Presented by the Sunday School Teachers and Scholars of Eglish Church 
to the Parish, April, 1877." 

The celebiated Emania or Navan Fort, long the residence of the Ulster 
Kings and the meeting place of the Red Branch Knights of old is in this 
parish on the summit of a hill, and the earthworks are well preserved. 
Near it is Lisdoun — " the city of forts." 

Records extant : — In Incumbent's possession under Retention 
Order — Baptisms, Marriages and Burials since 1803 ; also Vestry Books 
from 1803. 

Parish of Erriglekeerogue, Rectors and Vicars. 297 

1406— Denis McKammyll vacates the R. by death {D.R.). 

1406— Laurence O'Fergalich [O'Farrelly], coll. Dec. 29. On Dec. 10, 
1407, had a licence for absence for one year on account of the insufficiency 
of his faculty, etc. (D.R.). In 1410 there is a Papal Mandate addressed 
to the Archdeacon of Clogher to coll. and assign to him, as Priest of the 
Diocese of Clogher, if found fit in Latin, the still void Vicarage (sic) of 
Areguldkeerog (value not exceeding 8 marks), as he doubts whether the 
coll. made to him by Abp. Nicholas on the death of Denis McK. holds 
good (Col. Pap. Lett. VI., 233). 

1411 — Simon Magrana vacates the R., because he held it for a year without 
being ord. Priest (Cal. Pap. Lett., VI). 

1411 — Patrick O'Lucheran, acolyte, of the Diocese of Armagh, is ordered 
to be coll. to the R. of Garudseagayl [= Erriglekeerogue ?] in the Dio. 
of Armagh, void because S. Magrana, &c. (see above). 

1417_Donatus O'Lucran binds himself for the firstfruits of Erriglekeerogue 
and Aghalow [? Rectories], which he had wrongly got possession of, 
16 Oct., 1419. It appears that, being illegitimate, he got a dispensation 
from Rome to take holy orders, after which he was coll. to Aghalow 
which he soon res. and was coll. to Erriglekeerogue, which he held for 
more than a year without taking priest's orders. For this the Pope 
absolved him on 20 June, 1418 (see Ann. Hib. 1 & 18). 

1421— Patrick Maekasayg vacates the R. by death 9 June (Ann. Hib. 1.). 

1421— Magonius O'Henrachtaych [O'Hanratty] binds himself for the first- 
fruits of the R., value 8 marks, vacant through MacCasey's death (Ann. 
Hib. I.). . 

1432— John McKammayll appears (D.R.). He is styled Preb. in 1440,172^ • ^ "'"''^ 
and is excommunicated in 1445 for not paying the Archdeacon his proxies. 
A complaint was made against him for non-residence in 1441 (D.R.). 

The Rectory seems to have been united to the Vicarage before 1622. 


1426 — Solomon Maccrevayr is alleged to have intruded into the V. (Ann. 
Hib. 19). 

1426— Patrick O'Fergally is R. Nov. 6 (Ann. Hib. 3). On July 31, 1427, 
he had a licence of absence in the service of Laurence, Bp. of Clogher, 
for the sake of erudition, and to learn how to perform Divine Offices 
(D.R.). In 1429 he was removed by Papal Mandate, " being a priest of 
the Diocese of Clogher, who unduly detained the R. for two years under 
pretext of Papal Letters which were null, for not mentioning that Solomon 
Maccrevayr, elk., unduly detained it for three years and was still detaining 
it." Kal. Nov. (Cal. Pap. Lett. VIII., & Ann. Hib. 19). 

1429 — Maurice O'Corcran vacates the V. by death (Ann. Hib. 4.). 

1429 — Rory Magagyr or McEgyer [Maguire] binds himself for the firstfruits 
in succession to O'Corcran, Nov. 28 (Ann. Hib. 4 ; see also Cal. Pap. 
Lett. VIII., 123). He seems to have been deprived in 1438 for various 
misdeeds (Ann. Hib. 20). 

1438— Patrick O'DanguSsa succeeds, Sep. 10 (Ann. Hib. 6). In 1444 he 
was made Abbot of St. Mary's, Clogher, and permitted to retain this 

298 Parish of Erriglbkeerogue, Vicars, &g. 

V. worth 5 marks, provided the cure of souls was not neglected (Ann. 
Hih. 37, 48). 

1492— Peter Omulagyra, Abbot of St. Mary's, Clogher, held this V. in 
commendam and was deprived this year for " dilapidation and incon- 
tinency " and for that being excommunicated, he took part in Church 
Services. This perp. V. being united in perpetuum to the Abbacy, both 
were conferred on 

1493— Donatus O'Cullel, Mar. 2 (Ann. Hih. 43 & 50). 

1501— Bernard Magulnsean [Magennis] succeeds as Abbot of Clogher (Ann. 
Hih. 43). A dispute seems to have arisen between him and Peter 
Omulugyra concerning the Abbacy, etc. ; they agreed to hold it jointly, 
but were dispossessed in 1506 by the Pope (Ann. Hih. 51). 

1506— Donald O'Dongusa or Odonassr Mar. 24 (Ann. Hih. 44, 51). 

QJecfore Mi^ ^icats* 

1622— Hugh Carter, preacher, resides on his glebe (R.V. 1622). 

1633 [? 1623]— Archibald Ereskyn, M.A., R. and V., " ord. D. and P. Dec. 
4, 1623, by Malcolm, Bp. of Cashel," according to R.V. 1633. Ereskyn 
was pres. by the Crown to the Preb. TuUycorbet on 24 Sep., 1627, and 
was also R. AghnamuUen, and in 1629 became Preb. Devenish, succeeding 
Malcolm, Abp. of Cashel, who had held the Preb. in commendam. He 
res. the Preb. of Devenish in 1633. He was also R. Inishmacsaint 1629 
and R. Galoon from 6 May, 1637 (F.F.T.). He was the son and heir 
of Sir James Erskine, who was Patron of this parish in 1633, " a gentle- 
man of £1,000 per annum of temporal estate." Rev. A. Erskine is greatly 
praised for his defence of the Castle of Clogher in 1641 in " A Letter to 
the House of Commons, by Colonel Awdeley MervjTi " (Lond., 1642). 
Adm. of his Estate was granted to his dau. Mary Richardson, 8 Oct. 1662, 
and regranted to his dau. Anne Moutray (ancestress of the Moutray 
family) 22 June, 1663. 

[1655— William Moore is Commonwealth Minister here from 29 Sep. at 
£60 and up to Dec, 1657. He is suspected of " scandal " in 1658 (Vol. 
A/25). This refers not to his moral character, but to his teaching.] 

1662— George Walker, D.D., inst. Mar. 2 (F.F.T.). See Donoughmore. 

1665— John Roan, M.A., inst. May 17 [? May 1, 1664] (F.F.T.). See 

1667— James Semple, inst. Sep. 18 (F.F.T.). See Donaghenry. 

1678— Walter Stewart, inst. April 29 (F.F.T. have " 1680," but that is 
evidently a lapsus calami for 1678, as it appears among the entries of that 

1681— Andrew Hamilton, M.A., pres. bv Archibald Richardson, mst. July 
11 (D.R.). This is probably the A.H. who was Preb. Kilskeery 1666-91, 
son of A. H., Preb. Kilskeery 1640-1662 (Commw. Papers, Vol. A/25) 
who was sent by the Enniskilleners as their agent to William III in 1689, 
and who raised a troop of horse and was attainted by King James. He 
published " A True Relation of the Actions of the Inniskilling Men from 
December, 1688, for the Defence of the Protestant Religion and their 
Lives and Liberties," (London, 1690). He was described as " a painful 
[i.e., painstaking, not paingiving !] and constant preacher." He died 
in 1691 (see D.N.B.). There was another A. H., T.C.D. B.A. 1686, who 
was Arch, of Raphoe 1690-1754. 

1690— Alexander Moutray, pres. by James Moutray, inst. Jan. 31 (D.R.). 
Called " Rev. Sanderson Moutray " in Mason's Survey IIL, 169 (q.v.) ; 
d. in 1729. 

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