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ECCLESLE HIBERMC^E. 

THE SUCCESSION 

OF THE 

PRELATES AND MEMBERS 

OF THE 

CATHEDRAL BODIES 
IN IRELAND. 



V 

HENRY COTTON, I). C. L., 

ARCHDEACON OF CASIIEL, ETC. 



VOL. III. 
THE PROVINCE OF ULSTER. 



DUBLIN: 

HODGES AND SMITH, GRAFTON-STREST, 

BOOKSELLERS TO THE UNIVERSITY. 

F. & J. RIVINGTON, LONDON ; AND JOHN HENRY PARKER, OXFORD. 
MDCCCXLIX. 







DUBLIN : 

PRINTED AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 
BY M. H. GILL. 



PRELIMINARY REMARKS. 



THE Cathedral bodies of the Province of Ulster 
differ in several particulars from those of Leinster 
and Munster. With the exception of the Primatial 
Seat of Armagh, which stands prse-eminent and alone, 
in the unbroken line of succession of its Prelates and 
the completeness of its organization, the Northern 
Cathedrals exhibit more or less of irregularity or 
defectiveness in their Capitular constitutions. 

Thus for instance: the Sees of Kilmore and Ar- 
dagJi have no Chapter ; but a Dean only, and an 
Archdeacon of the Diocese. 

That of Meath has an Archdeacon, but no Chapter, 
nor even a Dean. Clonmacnois has no Chapter, but 
a Dean alone. In strictness, the Archdeacons of 
these Dioceses ought not to have appeared in this 
work, as they form no parts of any Capitular body. 

The Chapter of Clogher owes its present consti 
tution to Bishop Montgomery, who sat no longer ago 
than the reign of James the First. It has no Trea 
surer; and the Archdeacon here, as in the Dioceses 
of Connor and Dromore, as having been a member 
of the ancient Chapter, takes precedence of the Pre 
centor and the Chancellor. 

ULSTER.] b 



iv PRELIMINARY REMARKS. 

The Chapter of Down was remodelled by James 
theFirst, in 1609. It has a Dean, Archdeacon, Chan 
cellor, and Prcecentor, but no Treasurer. Three Pre 
bendaries were named in the Charter, but only two 
now remain. 

The Chapter of Connor was founded in the same 
year, 1609. There had previously been an Arch 
deacon, but no Dean nor dignitaries. At present it 
consists of a Dean, Archdeacon, Chancellor, Prse- 
centor, and Treasurer; but has no Prebendaries. 

The Chapter of Dromore was altered in the same 
year, by King James. It now comprises a Dean, 
Archdeacon, Chancellor, Praecentor, Treasurer, and 
one Prebendary. 

The Chapter of Derry was remodelled by King 
Charles the First, in 1629 and in 1631. It consists 
of a Dean, an Archdeacon, and three Prebendaries. 

That of Raphoe comprises a Dean and Archdea 
con ; but, like Derry, it has no other dignitaries. It 
has four Prebendaries. None of these Cathedrals 
have Vicars Choral, except Armagh. 

In consequence of the disturbed state of the Pro 
vince of Ulster during a great part of the reign of 
Queen Elizabeth, most of the Diocesan Registries 
have suffered the loss of their ancient records. 
Although every facility of access was given to me by 
the kindness of the Bishops, and the ready assistance 
of the Registrars, the amount of information obtained 
from those depositories, owing to this and other 
causes, was but small. The documents in the Re- 



PRELIMINARY REMARKS. v 

gistries of Derry and Down are particularly scanty. 
In the former, the earliest Book of Titles is of the 
year 1700 ; and the oldest Visitation Book preserved 
is of the date 1791. In Down there is no Book of 
Titles of that Diocese earlier than 1813 ; but there 
is one of Connor of 1670, &c. In Raphoe the oldest 
Book of Titles is of 1715, and the earliest Visitation 
Book is of 1744. Dromore has a Book of Titles 
from 1692 ; and Visitation Books of 1713, &c. In 
the Registry of Meath are some few ancient rolls 
and records. In Kilmore the oldest Title Book is 
of the year 1698. In Ardagh, of 1744 ; and the 
earliest Visitation Book is of 1693. In Clogher, 
there is a Visitation Book of 1661, and also a Regal 
Visitation Book of 1634. Its earliest Book of Titles 
is of the year 1712. 

The Registry of Armagh presents a splendid con 
trast to the others which I have mentioned. This 
repository (alone of Ireland !) contains a venerable 
and valuable series of ancient Registers of some of 
the earlier Prelates, which happily have escaped de 
struction. 

Of these, there are still remaining the following 
volumes : 

1. From the year 1361 to 1416, being the Regis 
ters of Archbishops Sweetman, Colton, and Fleming. 

2. 1418 to 1439, of Archbishop Swayne. 

3. 1440, &c., of Archbishop Prene. 

4. 1444 to 1454, of Archbishop Mey. 

5. 1480 to 1512, of Archbishop Octavian de Pa- 
la tio. 



vi PRELIMINARY REMARKS. 

6. 1513, &c., of Archbishop Cromer. 

7. 1543, &c., of Archbishop Dowdall. 

Several of these original vellum manuscripts are 
accompanied by modern transcripts in a large and 
most legible hand. There is no copy of Archbishop 
Sweetman s Register; nor of that of Octavian. 

Those early Registers contain a great variety of 
interesting matters, relating not only to the Diocese 
or Province, or even the whole Church of Ireland, 
but frequently to affairs of State, or general history. 
Among graver matters, recorded in the Register of 
Archbishop Swayne, occur the following rude but 
pithy verses, apparently directed against the increas 
ing luxuriousness of the times in eating and apparel : 

" Fleshly Lustys and Festys, 
And furres of divers manner of Bestys, 
The Devyll of Hell have first fonde : 
Hole clothes ywrent in shredes, 
And the pryde of Women s hedes, 
Hath destroyed this londe. 
God, that berreth the crowne of Thornes, 
Destroie the pryde of Women s homes, 

For His dere Passione : 
And let us never har long taylys, 
That beth the Devyll of Hell his fiaylys 
Be cause of our confucione." 

Those smart allusions to the slashed doublets, &c., 
of the gentlemen, and to the ornamental " horns" of 
the ladies head-dresses of that day, may furnish a 
pleasant theme of disquisition to some of our modern 
literary Antiquaries. 



PRELIMINARY REMARKS. vii 

It is deeply to be regretted, that the series of these 
Registers has been broken, about the period of the 
Reformation, and that a blank occurs for upwards of 
a century. There is no Book of Titles or Presen 
tations now remaining in the Registry, between Dow- 
dall s Register and the year 1678. From that time 
they are carefully continued to the present. There 
are Visitation Books, both of the Diocese and of the 
Province, of 1661, 1664, 1679, 1693, &c. &c. 

The Records of Armagh are preserved in a fire 
proof room, built expressly for their protection. It 
is greatly to be desired, that similar precaution 
should be taken in every Diocese, so as to afford a 
fair chance of preserving the little which still re 
mains of the authentic materials of the Church his 
tory of Ireland. 

My most respectful thanks are due in the first 
place to the Lord Primate, for his Grace s uniform 
kind encouragement, and for leave to inspect the 
papers of his Registry ; likewise to the Bishops of 
Meath, Clogher, Kilmore, Derry, and the late vene 
rable Bishop Mant, of Down, for the same permission. 
And I beg to make my acknowledgments to the 
several Registrars, for the polite facilities which they 
afforded to my researches. 

I am also under obligations to the Dean of Derry, 
the Archdeacon of Down, the Archdeacon of Meath, 
the Rev. Dr. Elrington, the Rev. Edward Cupples, 
of Lisburn, and the Rev. William Reeves, for various 
information and assistance ; and I feel that I should 

ULSTER.] C 



viii PRELIMINARY REMARKS. 

have been inexcusable to the Public, if I had not 
occasionally availed myself of the elaborate work of 
the last-named friend, " The Ecclesiastical Antiqui 
ties of Down and Connor, and Dromore." 

H. C. 

THURLES, 
November 10, 1849. 



ADDENDA. 

SINCE page 320 of this volume was printed off, I have learned 
that a Catalogue of the Diocesan Library of Derry has been pub 
lished (since the time when I paid a visit to that city). Had I 
been earlier informed of this fact, I would have given a more full 
account of the contents of that valuable collection. 

Page 78, lines 24, 25, the Archbishop of St. Andrew s is men 
tioned twice, but by mistake; in the latter instance, for St. An- 
drew^s, read Cashel. 

P. 240, 1. 24, add, P. Cornabe was a resident (perhaps a native) 
of Berne, in Switzerland. He received the degree of M. A. from 
the University of Oxford, by diploma, in July, 1737. 



FASTI ECCLESLE IIIBERNIO/E. 



DIOCESE OF ARMAGH. 

THERE appears to be no reasonable ground for doubting 
that this church was founded, and endued with its pri- 
matial dignity and pre-eminence, by St. Patrick. 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

In Harris s Ware is an engraving of the seal of Octavian de 
Palatio, dated 1480, and inscribed SIGILL. OCTAVIANI 
ARCHIEPI. ARMAGH. HiBERNi^ FRiMATis : and another of 
the seal of Primate Boulter, dated 1724, in which the 
armorial bearings are laid aside, and the archiepiscopal 
Pall alone is borne on the shield,- as at present : 

" The seal of Primate Dowdall (1543-58) is extant. 
It was in the possession of the Hon. Horace Walpole, at 
Strawberry Hill. It bears the Arms of the See : in the 
middle, under a canopy, sits a bishop, mitred ; on one 
side St. George, and on the other side some other saint, 
probably St. Patrick. It is inscribed, < Sigillum Georgii 
Dowdall Dei gratia Archiepiscopi Armachen. totius Hib. 
Primatis. " [Cole MS. add. to Ware.] 

TAXATION OF THE ARCHBISHOPRIC AND CHAPTER. 

The Roll of ancient Taxations of this diocese is singularly 

ULSTER.] B 



2 ARMAGH. 

deficient. The following is the only entry relating 
either to the Archbishopric or the Cathedral : 

Taxado Ecclesiarum de Ardmach. 

Decanus Ardmach. habet (media pars 

est destructa), ..... xv." decima xx- 

2 By Commissioners of King Henry VIII. A. D. 1538. 

s. d. 

Archiepiscopatus, , - 183 17 

Prebenda de Dunben. alias Kilkirley, . . 

de Kene, . 

Irish money. 
As no other Dignities are here set down, it is likely that in 

all the rest these same valuations were adhered to in the 

subsequent Taxation of James I. 

3. By Commissioners of King James, A.D. 1617. 

Archiepiscopus (specifying all his manors, 

&c. ..... .... 400 

^5 



Decanatus, ... 

Archidiaconatus, . . 

Rectoria de Killeve [Prsecentor s corps], . 20 
Kilmore [Chancellor s ditto], . 18 
Creggan [Treasurer s ditto], 18 

Aghaloe lr ArchdeaconW i t to],[J 

CarintealeJ 1 

Mullabracke [Prebend], . 10 

Tawnatalee [Prebend of Bally - 

^ more], . . 20 

Levallyheglishe [Prebend of 

Loughgall], .... 13 6 8 

Tynan [Prebend], , 20 

Sterling money. 



ARCHBISHOPS. 



SUCCESSION OF ARCHBISHOPS. 

A. D. 445. ST. PATRICK. Many " lives " of St. Patrick 
have been written ; most of which, especially the later 
ones, are filled with great inaccuracies and most incre 
dible stories. From the best accounts, as ascertained by 
the diligence of Archbishop Ussher and Sir James Ware, 
the following few particulars are given : 

He was born, probably in A. D. 373, at Kirkpatrick, 
near Dunbriton, on the borders of England and Scot 
land. His father was a deacon, and his grandfather a 
priest. When aged sixteen, he was taken prisoner, and 
carried into Ireland, where he was a slave for six years, 
but escaped and returned to his parents. Afterwards 
he spent several years at Rome and other parts of the 
Continent, and was ordained deacon by his uncle, St. 
Martin, Bishop of Tours, and priest by St. German, Bi 
shop of Auxerre. At Rome he was consecrated a bi 
shop ; and, feeling a vehement desire to convert the Irish 
from idolatry, on the death of Palladius (who had come 
over from Rome with the same intention) in 431, he ap 
plied to the Pope for authority and fellow-labourers to 
execute his design, and with them arrived in Ireland in 
the year 432. For some years he travelled through 
great part of the north and north-west of Ireland, making 
converts, and founding churches in very many places. 
At last, in 445, he came to Armagh ; where he laid out 
the city, built a church, and assembled round him mul 
titudes of religious persons. In 447 he crossed over to 
Britain, to seek for coadjutors; he also visited the Isle 
of Man, and founded a church there. On his return he 
visited Dublin, where he converted the king, and founded 
a church (on the site of which St. Patrick s Cathedral is 
said to be built). He then proceeded into Munster; 



ARMAGH. 

visited Cashel, baptized its king, and settled the ecclesi 
astical authorities in the southern parts. In this pro 
vince he remained till 455, in which year he resigned 
the government of the see of Armagh to Benignus. 

Having employed the next six years in " settling the 
church of Ireland on a solid foundation, and having or 
dained bishops and priests through the whole island, ac 
cording to the patterns which he had seen in other 
countries," he took a second journey to Rome, and was 
joyfully received by the Pope, who sent him back with 
increased honours and powers. Growing infirm, he now 
confined himself chiefly to his monasteries of Saul and 
Armagh, still attending to the concerns of the Church 
and taking care for the success of the Gospel, until he 
was called away from this mortal life, on March 17th, 
A. D. 493, in the 120th year of his age. He died in the 
Abbey of Saul, and was buried at Down. 

See an account of the writings ascribed to him in 
Ware s Writers of Ireland. Sir J. Ware had published 
" S. Patricio adscripta opuscula." Svo. Londini, 1656. 

2. 445. BENIGNUS (or BINEN), who, when a child, was 
adopted as a special favourite by St. Patrick, and was 
instructed by him in learning and religion, was placed 
by his master in this see, either as coadjutor or as abso 
lute Archbishop. He resigned it in 465 ; and is believed 
to have died in 468. Some say that his remains were 
preserved in Glastonbury Abbey. He is said to have 
written a book, " on the Virtues and Miracles of St. Pa 
trick," partly in Latin and partly in Irish ; and some 
other pieces are ascribed to him. [Ware.] 

3. 465. JARLATH, another disciple of St. Patrick, young in 
years, but respected for his piety and wisdom, was by 
his appointment promoted to this see, which he filled 
till his death in 482. 



ARCHBISHOPS. 5 

4. 482. CORMAC, who also was a disciple of St. Patrick, 
was of noble family, being nephew to King Leogair. He 
was first made Bishop of Trim ; and from thence was ad 
vanced to this see by St. Patrick, who was still alive and 
exercised a supreme influence in ecclesiastical matters. 
Having governed this church fifteen years, Cormac died 
on February 17th, 497; and was buried at Trim. 

5. 497. DUBHTHACH (or DUACH, or DUFFY), I. succeeded. 
He sat about sixteen years, dying in 513. 

6. 513. AILILD (or OLILD) I. the son of a prince of Ulster, 
a person who had been converted to Christianity by 
St. Patrick, succeeded. It is recorded as worthy of re 
mark that he was a married man. He died on January 
13th, 526. 

7. 526. AILILD (II.) a scion of the same noble family, suc 
ceeded. Pie sat ten years, and died on July 1st, 536. 

8. 536. DUBHTHACH (II.) sat twelve years, and died in 548. 

9. 548. DAVID MAC GUAIRE is said to have succeeded; he 
sat but a short time, dying in 551. 

10. 551. FEIDLIMID [PHELIM], called " Abbat of Armagh" 
in the Ulster annals, succeeded. He died in 578. 

11. 578. CAIRLAN, a native of the barony of Hy-Niellan 
(O Nellan), in Armagh, who was abbat of some monas 
tery in the county of Armagh, succeeded to the see. He 
sat ten years, and died in 588. 

12. 588. EOCHAID MAC DERMOT, called "Abbat and Bishop 
of Armagh," succeeded. He died in January, 598. 

13. 598. SENACH, called also "Abbat of Armagh," succeeded. 
He died in 610. 

14. 610. MAC LAISIR (called by an English historian St. 
Terenan), succeeded. Pie died on 2nd September, 623. 

15. 623. THOMIAN MAC RENAN (called COMYN by Ma Geo- 
ghegan), a man of noble birth and of great reputation 



6 ARMAGH. 

for learning, was preferred to the see. He died on 10th 
January, 661. 

16. 661. SEGENE (or SEIGINE) succeeded. He sat twenty- 
seven years, during which time his city of Armagh was 
twice burned. He died in 688. 

17. 688. FLAN FEBLA succeeded Segene. He also sat twenty- 
seven years (but O Flaherty allows him only eighteen 
years) ; dying on 24th April, 715. 

18. 715. SUIBHNEY (SwiNEY) was the next prelate. He 
died on 21st June, 730. 

19. 730. CONGUSA succeeded. He is the author of a work 
in verse, mentioned by the Irish annalists. He died in 
750. 

20. 750. CEILE PETER (meaning the servant of Peter) (or 
PETRANUS) succeeded. He died in 758. 

21. 758. FERDACHRY, called both " Abbat of Armagh and 
Bishop," succeeded. He sat ten years, and died in 768. 

22. 768. FOENDELACH is stated to have succeeded, and to 
have retained the dignity only three years when he was 
either deposed or resigned. Ware observes that at this 
period there is great confusion and uncertainty about 
the order of succession, for about thirty years or more ; 
which he supposes to have arisen from the conflicting 
interests of various parties who contended for the See. 

23. 778. DUBDALETHY (I.) called "Abbat," succeeded Foen- 
delach. He sat fifteen years ; and died in 793. 

24. 793. ARDFIATH (or AFFIAT) is by some said to have 
succeeded ; other annalists omit him, and declare Arec- 
tach, the Abbat of Armagh, to have been Bishop for one 
year. It is agreed that both these dignitaries died on 
the same day in 794. 

25. 794. CUDIXISCUS is said to have governed this see four 
years, dying in 798. But writers differ much respecting 
the time of his incumbency. 



ARCHBISHOPS. 7 

26. 798. CONMACH, of whose succession there appears no 
doubt, sat until 807, when he died suddenly. 

27. 807. TORBACH MAC GORMAN succeeded; but sat only 
one year, dying on 16th July, 808. He is by some wri 
ters called " Scribe," " Reader," and Abbat," of Ar 
magh. 

28. 808. NUAD MAC-SEGENE, who had been an Anchorite, 
and afterwards abbat of a convent in the county of Ca- 
van, succeeded. He died on 19th February, 81 J. 

29. 812. FLANGUS MAC-LOINGLE is said to have succeeded. 
He sat until 822. 

30. 822. ARTRIGIUS (or ARTRIUS) was the next Prelate. 
During his incumbency the Danes overran some parts of 
Ireland, and got possession of the city of Armagh. He 
exercised vigorously his primatial jurisdiction over the 
other Archbishops of Ireland. He died in 833. [See 
Harris Ware.] 

31. 833. EUGENE DE MONASTERIO (MONASTER), called also 
" Abbat of Armagh," is thought to have been Archbi 
shop, and to have died in the following year. 

32. 834. FARANAN succeeded. He had a rival prelate in 
Dermod, who eventually succeeded him. The Danes, 
having entered Armagh, committed great ravages, 
burned the cathedral and other religious edifices ; and 
in 843 carried off Faranan and all his family prisoners 
to Limerick. Faranan resigned his see in 848. 

33. 848. DERMOD OTIGERNACH, who had contested the 
see with Faranan, succeeded his rival. He was styled 
" the wisest of the doctors of Europe." The Danes 
having again made a plundering incursion upon Ar 
magh, the disaster so affected his spirits that he died 
within four years after his elevation. 

34. 852. FACTNA (or FEDHGNA) succeeded, and governed 
the see twenty-two years. In his time, as in that of his 






ARMAGH. 

two predecessors, Armagh suffered greatly from the ra 
vages of the Danes. 

35. 874. AINMIRE was Archbishop for nine months only. 
He died in 875. 

36. 875. CATHASACH M RABARTACH sat eight years in this 
see, and died in 883. 

37. 883. MAELCOBA M<CRUMVAIL was Archbishop. In 878 
or 879 he had been taken prisoner by the Danes. He 
died, worn out with old age, in 885. 

38. 885. MAEL-BRIGID M DORNAN, a man of royal descent, 
being sprung from the blood of King Neill the Great, 
was made abbat of Derry, and afterwards Bishop of Ra- 
phoe. He governed the see of Armagh forty-two years, 
with great reputation both for charity and learning. 
During his incumbency the city was three times plun 
dered by the Danes, and once set on fire. He died on 
22nd February, 92f 

39. 927. JOSEPH, who had been an anchorite, was conse 
crated in 927, and ruled the see nine years. The an 
cient annals apply to this prelate, as to some others, the 
title of Prince of Armagh." He died in 936. 

40. 936. MAEL-PATRICK M C MAOL TULE, an aged man, suc 
ceeded, but sat only five months, when he died. 

41. 937. CATHASACH (II.) M^DULGEN, whom the Annals of 
the Four Masters call " Bishop of Kinel Eoghain," was 
archbishop twenty years. In his time the Danes once 
more plundered the unhappy city. He died in 957. 

42. 957. MUREDACH M FERGUS. After governing this see 
nine years, he was deposed, for reasons now unknown. 

43. 966. DUBDALETHY (II.) M KELLACii. He sat thirty- 
two years, and died in 998, in the eighty-third year of 
his age. 

44. 998. MURECHAN succeeded. After sitting three years 
he resigned his see. 



ARCHBISHOPS. y 

45. 1001. MAEL MURRY (or MARIANUS) was a man of great 
reputation in his time. The Four Masters, in their 
pompous phraseology, style him " the head of the clergy 
of the west of Europe, the principal of all the holy or 
ders of the west, and a most wise and learned doctor." 
He sat nineteen years, and died on 3rd June, 1020 (or 
1021). During his incumbency Armagh suffered heavily 
from a pestilence; and again, from a most destructive 
conflagration. 

46. 1021. AMALGAID was canonically elected to the see, and 
sat twenty-nine years. He died in 1049 or 1050. It is 
remarkable that he was the father of two archbishops of 
the same see. 

47. 1050. GILLA PATRICK M DONALD succeeded. He sat 
two years, and died in 1052. [Four Masters.] 

48. 1053. DUBDALETHY III. the son of Mael Murry, a for 
mer archbishop, was Reader of Divinity at Armagh. 
He sat twelve years, and died on 1st September, 1064 
or 1065. He is said to have written " Annals of Ire 
land," and an " Account of his Predecessors in the see 
of Armagh." 

49. 1065. CUMASACH O HERUDAN is thought to have suc 
ceeded. If so, he vacated his see within the same year. 
Perhaps he was Abbat of Armagh, not its bishop. 

50. 1065. MAELISA, the son of Archbishop Amalgaid, suc 
ceeded. He sat twenty-seven years, and died in 1092. 
In his time Armagh was consumed by fire, with all its 
churches, bells, and furniture, in 1074 or 1075; and 
again suffered greatly from a similar calamity in 1091 
or 1092. 

51. 1092. DONALD, brother to his predecessor, was imme 
diately promoted. He died in the year 1106, in the 
sixty-eighth year of his age. 

52. 1106. CELSUS (CELESTIN or CELLACH), having been 
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10 ARMAGH. 

unanimously elected, was consecrated on September 23rd. 
He was a man eminent for learning, and exerted great 
influence, both among the clergy, and also with the 
princes of Ireland. He was promoted to this high dig 
nity when only twenty-seven years of age, and sat 
twenty-three years. He died on 1st April, 1129, at 
Ardpatrick, in the county of Limerick; and, according 
to his will, was buried at Lismore. He is said to have 
written : 

1. Summa Theologica. 

2. Epistolsc ad Malachiam. 

3. Constitutions qusedam. 

4. Testamentum ad Ecclesias. 

53. 1129. MAURICE MAC DONALD was the son of Arch 
bishop Donald, and grandson of Archbishop Amalgaid. 
He held this see five years, and died in 1134. He was 
the last of a long series of prelates of one family, who 
had possessed themselves of the see, as if by hereditary 
right. 

[1134. NIGEL MAC AID, a relative of Maurice, seized for 
cibly on the see ; but was quickly dispossessed of it, 
though not before he had contrived to secrete and carry 
off some of its most venerated relics.] 

54. 1134. MALACHY O MoRGAiR, a man of high birth, was 
educated partly at Armagh, and afterwards at Lismore. 
He was made Bishop of Connor in 1124, being only 
twenty-nine years of age. After sitting there ten years, 
during which time he wonderfully improved the man 
ners of his people, he was advanced to Armagh. Three 
years afterwards he resigned this see, and retired to that 
of Down in 1137. He was a prelate of much reputation, 
and was constituted Legate of Ireland by the Pope. 
Previously to his consecration he was Abbat of Bangor, 
in the county of Down, where he built an oratory of 



ARCHBISHOPS. 11 

stone, said to be the first of its kind in Ireland. He 
wrote a " Prophecy on the Bishops of Rome," which has 
been published. He was intimate with St. Bernard, 
who has written his Life. He died in St. Bernard s 
arms, at his Abbey of Clairvaux, on 2nd November, 
1148. 

55. 1137. GELASIUS, or GILLA, was a monk, and afterwards 
Abbat, of Derry. He seems to have been a person of 
great talent and energy of character, and to have been 
much concerned in important matters of State no less 
than of the Church. He rebuilt the Cathedral of Ar 
magh, which, with the city, had been ruined by repeated 
incursions of the Danes. He assisted at the Synod of 
Kells in 1152, and was the first prelate of Armagh who 
wore the archiepiscopal pall. He held many synods, 
and made many visitations of the provinces of Ireland. 
At length, worn out with age and labours, he died on 
27th March, 1174, aged 87, having holden the primacy 
thirty-eight years, and leaving a very high reputation 
behind him. 

56. 1174. CORNELIUS M CONCALEDE, Abbat of Armagh, 
succeeded. But he died in the next year, having 
scarcely established himself in his high office. 

57. 1175. GILBERT O CARAN, Bishop of Raphoe, succeeded. 
In his time the Cathedral of Armagh was once more 
burned down, together with a great part of the city. He 
died in 1180. 

58. 1181. THOMAS (or TOMULTACH) O CONNOR succeeded 
in 1181. In four years he grew weary of his dignity, 
and resigned it. [Colgan.] 

59. 1184. MAELISA O CARROL, Bishop of Clogher, was 
elected Archbishop. He died in the same year, on his 
way to Rome. 

60. 1184. [Qua3re ?] AMLAVE O MuRiD (O MuRRAY) sue- 



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ceeded, but died the next year ; he was buried at Deny. 
The Four Masters call him Archbishop of Armagh and 
ofKinel-Feradaigh, and say that Fogarty O Carolan was 
his successor. In the Ordnance Survey for the county 
of Londonderry (4to. 1837) strong arguments are pro 
duced for believing that this prelate was Bishop of Ard- 
straw (part of Derry) and not Archbishop of Armagh. 

61. 1185. THOMAS O CONNOR, who had once before been 
Primate, but resigned his dignity to Maelisa O Carrol, 
was again promoted to it in this year. He is called " a 
noble and worthy man." He was brother of King Ro 
derick O Connor, and was reputed a person of great 
learning. Having governed the see about sixteen years, 
he died in 1200 or 1201, and was buried in the Abbey 
of Mellifont. 

62. 1206. EUGENE MAC GILLIVIDER, after five years of dis 
putes among rival candidates, was declared Archbishop 
by the Pope; apparently the first instance of such Papal 
encroachment in Ireland. He died at Rome, in 1215 or 
1216. 

63. 1216. LUKENETTERVILLE, Archdeacon of Armagh, was 
elected successor by the Chapter. He did not obtain the 
King s assent and confirmation until 1220, when he re 
ceived consecration from Langton, Archbishop of Can 
terbury. He died in 1227, and was buried at Mellifont 
(or, according to De Burgo, in the Dominican Abbey at 
Drogheda.) 

64. 1227. DONATO FIDABRA (or O FuRY), Bishop of Clogh- 
er, was translated by assent of the King. The Pope at 
tempted to intrude a rival, but did not succeed. Donat 
died in England, in October, 1237. 

65. 1240. ALBERT, of Cologne, a Franciscan friar, after long 
dispute, was consecrated Archbishop. He was a high 
spirited prelate, but too much favoured the Pope s usurp- 



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ing pretensions. He resigned his see in 1247, and re 
tired to Hungary. [Four Masters.] Martene states that 
he became Archbishop of Livonia. [Thesaur. Nov. 
Anecd. iii. 1827.] 

[N. B. DeBurgo, in \\isf IiberniaDominicana,n&mcs 
one Henry, a provincial of the Dominicans, as Archbi 
shop in 1245 (perhaps appointed on the reported death 
of Albert) ; in the next year he was translated to a see 
in Prussia.] 

60. 1247. REINER (or REGINALD), a Dominican friar, was 
canonically elected, and was approved by the King. He 
was consecrated and spent much of his latter time at 
Rome, where he died in 1256. 

67. 1257. ABRAHAM O CONELLAN (or O CONOLLY), called 
" Arch-presbiter of the Church of Armagh," was elected 
successor. He sat but a short time, dying on 21st De 
cember, 1260. 

68. 1261. PATRICK (or MAOL PATRICK) O ScANLAiN, a Do 
minican friar, Bishop of Raphoe, was elected by the 
Chapter, and was coniirmed by the King. He repaired 
and beautified his cathedral church. He died at Dun- 
dalk, on 16th March, 127^, and was buried in the Domi 
nican Convent at Drogheda. 

69. 1272. NICHOLAS MAC-MOLISSA was consecrated in this 
year. He was of a turbulent disposition, quarrelling both 
with the clergy and the King, and exciting determined 
opposition to all lay authority. " He was an inveterate 
enemy to all such Englishmen as were preferred to bi 
shoprics in this kingdom." [Harris.] He was a bene 
factor to his church, and was in reputation " for elo 
quence and wisdom." He died on May 10th, 1303(a). 
The Annals of the Four Masters place his death in 1299. 

(a) The Ilibernia Dominicana, p. 462, inserts one Raymond, a Dominican, as 
appointed Archbishop by the Pope, Honoring, in 1286. 



14 ARMAGH. 

[1303. MICHAEL, a Franciscan friar of Armagh, was canoni- 
cally elected, and was confirmed by the King, but died 
before consecration.] 

70. 1305. JOHN TAAF, after a vacancy of three years, was 
promoted by the Pope and consecrated at Rome. But 
he never saw his see, the business of which was trans 
acted for him by Reginald Taaf, his Vicar-General. He 
died at Rome in 1306. 

71. 1306. WALTER DE JORSE (or JOYCE), a Dominican friar, 
was promoted by the Pope, and was consecrated in Italy 
by one of the Cardinals ; but thereby incurred the King s 
displeasure, and was fined for his presumption. He was 
one of the Prelates who were engaged in long disputes 
about the primatial rights of the see. He resigned his 
dignity on or before 16th November, 1311. [De Burgo 
says, in 1307.] He wrote: 

1. Promptuarium Theologize. 

2. De peccatis in genere. 

3. Qusestiones varise ; and other works. 

71*. 1307. MARTIN, of Bologna, was appointed successor 
by the Pope. [Hib. Dominic.] 

72. 1311. ROLAND JORSE, brother of the preceding prelate, 
was promoted by the Pope, and received consecration at 
Rome. He resigned the see on 20th March, 1321. 

73. 1322. STEPHEN SEGRAVE, an Englishman, Dean of Lich- 
field, and for a time Chancellor of the University of Cam 
bridge, was promoted by the Pope ; and after some time 
was accepted and confirmed by the King. He bore a 
high character. He died on 27th October, 1333. 

74. 1334. DAVID O HiRAGHTY (or M OmtCHTY) succeeded. 
He was consecrated at Avignon. He sat twelve years, 
and died on May 16th, 1346. 

75. 1347. RICHARD FITZ RALPH, D.D., who is said by some 
writers to have been born at Dundalk, but by others is 



ARCHBISHOPS. 15 

thought to have been a native of Devonshire, was a 
Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, and afterwards Chan 
cellor of that University. He became successively Chan 
cellor of Lincoln, Archdeacon of Chester, and Dean of 
Lichfield. He was raised to this see by the Pope, and 
was consecrated at Exeter by the bishop of that diocese. 
He was a very learned divine and an assiduous preacher, 
and a great enemy to the Mendicant Orders of friars, 
whose abuses he discerned and exposed. He left many 
works behind him, which are enumerated in Ware s 
Writers of Ireland. Two or three of them have been 
printed. He died at Avignon, on November 16th, 1360, 
and his remains were afterwards removed to Dundalk(a). 

76. 136^. MILO SWEETM AN, a man of wisdom and learning, 
was Treasurer of Kilkenny. In 1360 he had been 
elected Bishop of that see ; but the Pope had given it 
to another person previously. To compensate him, the 
Pope promoted him to Armagh, which he governed 
almost nineteen years. He died on August llth, 1380. 

77. 1382. JOHN COLTON, LL. D. a native of Norfolk in 
England, was educated at Cambridge, where he was ap 
pointed the first Master of Gonville and Caius College. 

(a) The Annals of the Four Masters exhibit a prelate called " Fergal, son of 
Geoffry Mac Rannall," as Primate of Armagh and successor of St. Patrick, and 
place his death in 1356. 

Although Ware and Harris assert that this prelate was a native of Dundalk, 
yet it has been contended, with some appearance of truth, that he was born in 
England. Prince, in his " Survey of the Worthies of Devon," says, " on probable 
grounds we may conclude that he was a native of this country ; viz., that he was 
educated at Oxford ; was chosen Commissary [Vice-Chancellor] of that Univer 
sity ; was made Archdeacon of Lichfield ; and was encouraged against the cun 
ning encroachments of the Mendicant Friars by the English bishops and prelates." 
The author further argues that he was born in Devonshire : 1. From his family 
having been long settled there. 2. That he was consecrated at Exeter, probably 
having come to take leave of his relatives and friends p. 294. 



16 ARMAGH. 

He likewise held a prebend in the church of York. 
Coming to this country, he was made Dean of St. Pa 
trick s, Dublin, and Lord Chancellor of Ireland. The 
Pope advanced him to this sec. He was a prelate of 
high reputation for virtue, learning, and sweetness of 
temper. He resigned his see in 1404 ; and died on 
April 27th of that year. He was buried at Drogheda. 
He wrote some " Constitutiones Pro vinci ales," which are 
yet extant in Swayne s Register. Leland states that 
he wrote a work on the schisms then prevailing with re 
spect to the Popedom. See also Ware. 

78. 1404. NICHOLAS FLEMING was advanced by the Pope. 
He was consecrated on 1st May. Dying in June, 1415, 
he was buried in St. Peter s Church, Drogheda. 

79. 1417. JOHN SWAYN, Prebendary of Newcastle juxta 
Lyons in the Cathedral of St. Patrick s, Dublin, and 
Rector of Galtrim, in the diocese of Meath, was conse 
crated at Rome, after two elections of other persons had 
been set aside by the Pope. He sat here twenty-one 
years ; and, becoming infirm through age, resigned his 
see in 1439. He died soon afterwards, and was buried 
in St. Peter s, Drogheda. 

80. 1439. JOHN PRENE, LL.B. Archdeacon of Armagh, was 
appointed by the Pope, on a letter of recommendation 
from the King, which letter may be seen in the Lambeth 
Library. [Cod. 211.] He died on June 13th, 1443, at 
his Manor of Termon Feichin, and was buried there in 
the chancel of the church. 

81. 1444. JOHN MEY, LL. B. who held preferment in the 
diocese of Meath, was promoted by the Pope. He was 
consecrated on June 20th ; and was enthroned by the 
Dean, Charles O Nieilan, on July 9th. [MS. Marsh.] 
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Deputy to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He died in 
1456. 

82. 1457. JOHN BOLE, Abbat of Navan, was consecrated in 
June. He died- on February 18th, 1470. After his death 
the see remained vacant nearly five years(a). 

83. 1475. JOHN FOXALLS, a Franciscan friar, was appointed 
by the Pope. He died in England in 1476 or 1477; and 
it is supposed that he never saw his diocese. 

84. 1477. EDMUND CONNESBURGH was appointed; but he 
resigned within two years, having fallen under the 
Pope s displeasure by reason of nonpayment of his fees. 

85. 1480. OCTAVIAN DE PALATIO, D. C. L. a native of Flo 
rence, who had been administrator of the see under his 
predecessor, was appointed by the Pope. He held this 
dignity thirty-three years ; and died at a great age in 
June, 1513. He was buried at St. Peter s Church in 
Drogheda. A drawing of his seal as Archbishop, and 
another of his seal as Papal Legate, are in the archives 
of Christ Church, Dublin. 

86. 1513. JOHN KITE, a native of London, a man of good 
abilities, was appointed by the Pope. It is probable that 
he was a Fellow of King s College, Cambridge. In 1520 
he was one of the Deputy Commissioners of the King s 
Jewel Office. [Cole.] He resigned his see in 1521 ; and 
was made Archbishop of Thebes, in Greece, and Com 
mendatory Bishop of Carlisle in England. He died in 
1537, and was buried in Stepney Church, near London. 
Harris has copied his epitaph, taken from Weever s Fu 
neral Monuments. 

87. 1522. GEORGE CROMER, an Englishman, " of great gra 
vity, learning, and a sweet demeanour," succeeded. He 

(a) 82*. 1464? HUMBERT DE ROTO, or ROAN, is stated to have been appointed 
by Pope Pius II. [Hib. Dom.] 

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18 ARMAGH. 

was consecrated in England. For two years lie held the 
high office of Lord Chancellor of Ireland. He was a warm 
supporter of the Pope against King Henry VIII. and 
strenuously opposed the Reformation. He died on March 
16th, 154f. 

88. 1543. GEORGE DOWDALL, Prior of Ardee, and official to 
his predecessor, was appointed by King Henry VIII. by 
letter of Privy Seal dated 29th April [Cod. Clar. 36], 
and obtained possession, although another person had 
been advanced by the Pope. He became a bitter op 
ponent of the Reformation ; and under King Edward VI. 
was deprived of his title of Primate of all Ireland. Re 
senting this rebuke, he went into voluntary banishment; 
and his see was conferred on Hugh Goodacre, who held 
it only one year; for Queen Mary recalled and rein 
stated Dowdall both in his archbishopric and title. He 
died in London on August 15th, 1558. He left behind 
him several " Sermons," and an English version (from 
the Latin) of " the Life of John de Courcy, Conqueror 
of Ulster." 

89. 155f. HUGH GOODACRE, B. D. was advanced by King 
Edward VI. during Dowdall s abdication, by a letter of 
Privy Seal dated October 28th, 1552; he was conse 
crated on February 2nd, but died within three months, 
at Dublin. 

89*. [GEORGE DOWDALL again. See above.] 

90. 156. ADAM LOFTUS, B. D. a native of Yorkshire, edu 
cated at Cambridge, became Rector of Outwell in Nor 
folk. He was made chaplain to the Lord Deputy and 
to Queen Elizabeth ; was advanced by her to this see, 
which had remained vacant since the death of Archbi 
shop Dowdall, by letter of Privy Seal dated 30th October, 
and Patent dated January 20th, 156|; and was conse 
crated by Archbishop Curwin of Dublin, in March, 1563, 



ARCHBISHOPS. 10 

being then only twenty-eight years old. The Queen s Let 
ter for his eonsecration at Armagh is dated January 20th. 
[Rot. Pat,] In 1567 he resigned Armagh, and was trans 
lated to Dublin. He held the offices of Keeper of the 
Great Seal and of Lord Chancellor; and was the first 
Provost of Trinity College. He died, worn out with age, 
on 5th April, 1605, having been an Archbishop forty- 
two years. 

1)1. 1568. THOMAS LANCASTER, an Englishman, was Trea 
surer of Salisbury, and had been in 1560 Chancellor of 
that diocese ; he was likewise chaplain to Queen Eliza 
beth. Together with large preferment in England he 
held the archdeaconry of Kells and a prebend in St. Pa 
trick s, Dublin ; and these he was allowed to hold in 
commendam of his see, in consideration of its having 
been spoiled by the rebels under O Neill. He was con 
secrated in Christ Church, Dublin ; and Mason states 
the unusual circumstance, that he preached his own 
consecration sermon. [Hist. St. Patrick s Cathedral, 
p. 170.] He died in 1584, and was buried in St. Peter s, 
Drogheda. 

92. 1584. JOHN LONG, D. D. a native of London, educated 
at King s College in Cambridge, was promoted by the 
Lord Deputy, Sir John Perrott, under a warrant from the 
Queen dated July 7th. [Rot. Pat ] His temporalities 
were restored by the Queen s Letter dated loth July, 
Anno 26. [Registr. Dowdall.] He sat not quite five 
years, dying in 1589, and was buried near to his prede 
cessor in St. Peter s, Drogheda. 

93. 1589. JOHN GARVEY, D. D. a native of the county of 
Kilkenny, was educated at Oxford. He became suc 
cessively Dean of Ferns, Archdeacon of Meath, Dean of 
Christ Church, Dublin, and Bishop of Kilmore. He was 
translated to Armagh by patent dated 24th March. He 



20 ARMAGH. 

died on 2nd March, 159, and was buried at Christ 
Church, Dublin. [See Dublin, p. 41.] 

94. 1595. HENRY USSHER, A. B. a native of Dublin, was 
educated partly at Oxford and partly at Paris. In 1573 
he became Treasurer of Christ Church, and in 1580 
Archdeacon of Dublin ; and was appointed the first 
Fellow of Trinity College, in the foundation of which 
he had taken a most anxious and active part. [See Dub 
lin, p. 60.] For some years he held his archdeaconry with 
the primacy. He died on April 2nd, 1613, and was buried 
at St. Peter s, in Drogheda. 

95. 1613. CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON, D. D. was born at Ca 
lais, and was educated at Corpus Christ! College, Cam 
bridge. " One Christopher Hampton was admitted a 
Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1570 ; and in 
1585 was elected a Fellow. Probably this was the Arch 
bishop." [Cole.] He was nominated for Bishop of 
Derry in 1611, but was not consecrated to that see. He 
was advanced to the primacy by patent dated May 7th, 
and consecrated on the day following. He was a person 
of great learning, and a benefactor to his see, having 
repaired the ruined cathedral of Armagh, and built a 
handsome palace at Drogheda, repaired the palace at 
Armagh, and bestowed on it a demesne of 300 acres. 
He died on 3rd January, 162J, and was buried in St. 
Peter s Church at Drogheda. Among the MSS. in 
Trinity College, Dublin, is his " Collection of Proofs 
relating to the Precedence of the Archbishops of Ar 
magh." 

96. 1624. JAMES USSHER, D. 1). the glory of the Irish 
Church and University, was born in Dublin, and edu 
cated in Trinity College, where he became Professor of 
Divinity. Having been ordained (by dispensation, not 
being of canonical age, though he had been appointed 



ARCHBISHOPS. in 

one of the State preachers) by his uncle, Primate Henry 
Usshcr, he was made Chancellor of St. Patrick s, Dublin. 
Soon afterwards, having been commissioned to proceed to 
England to purchase books for the library of his Univer 
sity, he there became acquainted with Sir Thomas Bod- 
ley, who at that time was engaged in the same munifi 
cent design for the University of Oxford. 

In 1615 Ussher was appointed to draw up a body of 
Articles for the Church of Ireland, which he performed. 
In 1621 he was advanced to the bishopric of Meath ; and 
was translated to Armagh by patent dated 21st March, 
162J. In 1635 he was concerned in the plan for adopt 
ing the Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England, 
and in compiling Canons for the Irish Church. Having 
been plundered of all his property during the rebellion 
of 1641, the King bestowed on him the bishopric of Car 
lisle in commendam. In 1647 he was appointed preacher 
to the Society of Lincoln s Inn, London. 

He died atRyegate in Surrey, on March 21st, 1655, 
aged 75 ; and, by the special orders of Oliver Cromwell, 
was solemnly interred in Westminster Abbey. 

For particulars of his character and learned works, 
see Elrington s Life of him. 8vo. Dublin, 1848. 
97. 1660. JOHN BRAMHALL, D. D. was born at Pontefract in 
Yorkshire, and was educated at Sidney College, Cam 
bridge. After quitting the University he kept a school 
at Kilburne, near Kirtlington, in Yorkshire ; and having 
distinguished himself by a successful controversy with a 
Roman Catholic priest and a Jesuit, he was made a Pre 
bendary of York, and afterwards of Ripon. In 1633, 
hearing of the distressed state of the Irish Church, he 
yielded to the persuasions of the Earl of Strafford; and, 
resigning all his English preferments, to the deep grief 
of his friends and parishioners, came over to Ireland as 



22 ARMAGH. 

chaplain to the Lord Deputy. He was soon made Arch 
deacon of Meath, and was employed in a regal visitation 
of the bishoprics of the south of Ireland. In 1634 he 
was advanced to the bishopric of Dcrry, where he dili 
gently applied himself to the improvement both of the 
spirituals and temporals of the Church. He bore a prin 
cipal share in bringing about the adoption of the Eng 
lish Articles, and in compiling a body of Canons for the 
Irish Church. During the troubles, which followed the 
rebellion of 1641, he retired to the Continent; but at the 
Restoration returned to Ireland, and was speedily ad 
vanced to the primacy, where he continued to exert 
himself in every way for the permanent benefit of the 
Church. He died in Dublin, on June 20th, 1663, in the 
seventieth year of his age; and was buried in Christ 
Church Cathedral. See an account of his writings under 
Derry. 

98. 1663. JAMES MARGETSON, D. D. who, like his prede 
cessor, was a native of Yorkshire, and had been educa 
ted at Peter House in Cambridge ; like him was brought 
to Ireland by the Earl of Strafford, in 1633. He was first 
preferred to the deanery of Waterford ; in 1637 was ap 
pointed Dean of Derry ; and in 1639 was made Dean of 
Christ Church, Dublin. About the time of King Charles s 
murder he iled to England; but, returning at the Resto 
ration, \vas appointed Treasurer of St. Patrick s in 1660 ; 
and in the same year was raised to the archbishopric of 
Dublin. His patent for the primacy bears date 2 ( Jth 
May, 1663 : and at the same time he was appointed the 
King s almoner, with a fee of 100 a year. He died in 
Dublin, on 28th August, 1678 ; and was buried in Christ 
Church Cathedral, within the altar rails; leaving behind 
him a very high character for talents, piety, humility, 
and munificence; particulars of which may be found in 
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99. 1078, MICHAEL BOYLE, I). I), (son of Richard, Archbi 
shop of Tuam) became successively Dean of Cloyne, 
Bishop of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross, and Archbishop of 
Dublin. When advanced to the primacy, by patent 
dated 27th February, he held also the office of Lord 
Chancellor. He was enthroned by proxy, March 10th. 
He died at Oxmantown, in the suburbs of Dublin, on 
10th December, 1702, aged 93, and was buried in St. 
Patrick s Cathedral. 

100. 170f . NARCISSUS MARSH, D. D. Archbishop of Dublin, 
was translated to the primacy by patent dated February 
18th, and was enthroned by proxy on 2nd April. (D. R.) 
See particulars of his character and acts of munificence, 
among the prelates of Dublin, Cashel, and Ferns. He 
died on November 2nd, 1713. 

101. 171 J. THOMAS LINDSAY, D. D. a native of Blandford 
in Dorsetshire, was educated at Wadham College, Ox 
ford, and became minister of Woolwich in Kent. He 
came to Ireland as chaplain to the Lord Lieutenant, who 
promoted him to the deanery of St. Patrick s, Dublin. 
He was advanced to the bishopric of Killaloe in 1695 ; 
and in 1713 was translated to Raphoe, where he sat but 
a few months, being raised to the primacy in the follow 
ing January. His patent bears date January 4th ; he was 
enthroned January 14th. He was an especial benefactor 
to his church, more particularly to the (Economy Funds, 
to the Vicars Choral, and the Choir, which he placed on 
a more extended and independent footing. His private 
charity also was great. He died in Dublin on July 13th, 
1724, and was buried in Christ Church Cathedral. 

102. 1724. HUGH BOULTER, D.D. was born in London, and 
was educated at Christ Church, Oxford; afterwards he 
became a Fellow of Magdalene College, and also Dean of 
Christ Church in that city. He was Archdeacon of Surrey, 



24 ARMAGH. 

and chaplain to King George I. by whom in 1719 he was 
made Bishop of Bristol; and from thence was translated, 
by patent dated August 31st, to the primacy of Ireland. 
He was enthroned on November 18th. During his in 
cumbency of eighteen years he took a prominent part in 
all matters, both of Church and State ; for which his 
great talents, activity, and habits of business, eminently 
qualified him. He was also extremely charitable, and 
left lasting monuments of his liberality, both to his dio 
cese of Armagh, and to Christ Church, Oxford, where 
he had been educated. His published writings consisted 
of a few Charges and occasional sermons, viz. : 

1. A Visitation Sermon, on Luke, xii. 42. 4to. 
London, 1714. 

2. An Assize Sermon, on 1 Peter, ii. 13. 8vo. Lon 
don, 1715. 

3. A Sermon, at the Consecration of Bishop Gibson. 
8vo. London, 1716. 

4. A Charge delivered to the Clergy of the County 
of Surrey. 4to. London, 1716. 

5. A Sermon, before the Society for Reformation 
of Manners. 8vo. London, 1716. 

6. An Assize Sermon, on Ecclesiastes, viii. 2. 4to. 
London, 1716. 

7. A Spital Sermon, on Hebrews, x. 24. 8vo. 
London, 1716. 

8. An Assize Sermon, on 2 Peter, ii. 10. 8vo. 
London, 1719. 

9. A Fast Sermon, on Isaiah, Iv. 6, 7. 8vo. London, 
1720. 

10. A Charge, at his triennial Visitation in July, 
1719. 8vo. London, 1720. 

11. A Sermon before the Society for Propagation of 
the Gospel. 4to. London, 1721. 



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12. A Sermon on Genesis, xviii. 19, preached before 
the Charity Children of London. 4to. London, 1722. 

13. A Farewell Sermon, on 2 Cor. xiii. 11. 4to. 
London, 1722. 1 

14. A Charge at his primary Visitation in Ireland. 
4to. London (1725.) 

But some years after his death a selection was made 
from his voluminous correspondence on public affairs, 
which is deposited in the Library of Christ Church ; this 
was published in two vols. 8vo. Oxford, 1769 ; and second 
edition, with a few notes by the publisher, 8vo. Dublin, 
1770. He died in London, on September 27th, 1742; 
and was buried in the north transept of Westminster Ab 
bey, where is a marble monument and a bust of him. 
Another marble bust is placed in the Library of Christ 
Church, Oxford ; and a full length portrait is preserved 
in Magdalene College. 

103. 1742. JOHN HOADLEY, D. D. Archbishop of Dublin, 
was translated by patent dated October 21. He was en 
throned on January 12th, 1743. He was brother of the 
well-known Benjamin Hoadley, Bishop of Bangor and 
of Winchester. In 1 743 he was appointed Vice-Chan 
cellor of the University of Dublin. He built the Palace 
of Tallaght, near Dublin. Some account of his character 
and writings may be seen in Bishop Mant s History of 
the Church of Ireland. His five occasional Sermons, re 
ferred to by Bishop Mant, were these : 

1. A Fast Sermon, on account of the Storm. 4to. 
Norwich, 1704. 

2. The Excellency of Moderation, on Phil. iv. 5. 
4to. London, 1707. 

3. An Assize Sermon, on Daniel, iv. 37. 4to. London, 
1708. 

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26 ARMAGH. 

4. A Sermon at the Consecration of Bishop Benjamin 
Hoadley. 8vo. London, 1710. 

5. A Sermon before the House of Commons, on Ja 
nuary 30th. 8vo. London, 1717. 

He also printed " A Letter to the Clergy of the Dio 
cese of Armagh" (on the Rebellion in Scotland) ; a small 
tract of four pages, without date or place ; which has es 
caped the vigilant eye of Bishop Mant. He died of fever, 
at Rathfarnham, on 16th July, 1746, aged 68; and is 
said to have been buried at Tallaght. 

104. 1747. GEORGE STONE, D. D. Bishop of Derry, was 
translated by patent dated March 13th. He was not 
enthroned till 26th September, 1752. [Ch. B.] He was 
an Englishman; had been educated at Christ Church, 
Oxford; and, coming to Ireland, became successively 
Dean of Ferns, and of Derry ; Bishop of Ferns, of Kil- 
dare, and of Derry. Being a man of an active mind, 
with great talents for business, he took a leading part in 
all matters of state, and became a valuable supporter of 
the Government. In 1752 he was appointed Vice-Chan 
cellor of the University of Dublin. It is not known that 
he published anything, except one Visitation Sermon, 
and a Sermon on behalf of the English Protestant Schools 
of Ireland. 4to. Dublin, 1742. He died in London, on 
December 19th, 1764; and was buried in King Henry 
the Seventh s chapel in Westminster Abbey, on the 4th 
of the following January. A portrait of him is preserved 
in the hall of Christ Church, Oxford. 

105. 1765. RICHARD ROBINSON, D. D. Bishop of Kildare, 
succeeded by patent dated February 8th. In this same 
year he was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University 
of Dublin. He is acknowledged to have been one of the 
most vigilant prelates, and most munificent benefactors 
of the Church of Ireland. He built the Palace of Ar- 



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magh, and houses for his Vicars Choral; erected a pub 
lic school, an infirmary, a noble public library, an obser 
vatory ; and also built several churches in the neighbour 
hood of Armagh, Drogheda, &c. In 1777 he was created 
Baron Rokeby ; and on the death of his elder brother 
became a baronet. He died at Clifton, near Bristol, on 
10th October, 1794. His body was brought to Ireland, 
and was interred in his cathedral of Armagh, where a 
marble bust has been erected to his memory, with the 
following inscription beneath it : 

Juxta situs est 
RICARDUS ROBINSON BARO DE ROKEBY 

huj usque Ecclesi^e per triginta fere anuos 

Archiepiscopus. 

Quo in munere obeundo 

ingenii liberi et perspicacis 

egregium prasstitit exemplar. 

Avunculo suo et patrono 

Johannes Robinson 
ejiibdcm Ecclesia? haud ita pridem Archidiaconus, 

L. M. P. 

Obiit Octobris die decimo 1794 
annum agens octoges. sextum. 

By his will he left, among other liberal bequests, 
1000 to establish an additional ward in the Lying-in 
Hospital, Dublin. A marble bust of him is placed in the 
Library of Christ Church, Oxford, to which College he 
had been a most generous benefactor ; and a portrait of 
him is preserved in the Hall. 

106. 1795. WILLIAM NEWCOME,D.D. Bishop of Waterford, 
was translated by patent dated January 27th. He was 
a prelate of piety and learning, warmly devoted to the 
duties of his profession; and has left behind him lasting 
monuments of his zeal and diligence as a Biblical scholar ; 
of which sec some account under the diocese of Water- 



28 ARMAGH. 

ford. He died in Dublin on llth January, 1800, and was 
buried in Trinity College Chapel. 

107. 1800. HON. WILLIAM STUART, D. D. (fifth son of the 
third Earl of Bute) was consecrated Bishop of St. Da 
vid s in 1793; and was translated thence to Armagh by 
patent dated November 22nd. He was enthroned on 
December 8th. He died at London (or Bath ?) from ac 
cidentally taking an improper medicine, on 6th May, 
1822, aged 68; and was buried at the seat of his family, 
Luton Park, in Bedfordshire. In the Cathedral of Ar 
magh is a full length marble figure of the Archbishop, in 
the attitude of prayer ; and beneath it is the following 
inscription : 

M. S. 

Reverendissimi in Christo patris 

GULIELMI STUART, S T P. 
per annos xxn hujusce Ecclesiae 

Archiepiscopi. 
Hoc monumentum 
Clerici Armachani 
pio functi munere 

posuerunt. 

Obiit anno salutis MDCCCXXII 
^Etat. SUJE Ixviii. 

108. 1822. RIGHT HONORABLE LORD JOHN GEORGE BERES- 
FORD, D.D. Archbishop of Dublin, succeeded. His pa 
tent bears date June 17th; he was enthroned on July 
13th. He is third son of the first Marquess of Water- 
ford ; was born at Tyrone House, in Dublin, on 22nd 
November, 1773; was educated at Eton, and afterwards 
at Christ Church, Oxford. M. A. in 1796; D.D. in 
1805. His first ecclesiastical preferment was to the rec 
tories of Clonegam and Newtown Lenan, in the diocese 
of Lismore. In 1801 he was appointed Dean of Clogher ; 
and in the same year became Rector of Termonmaguirk 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 29 

in the diocese of Armagh. In 1805 he was consecrated 
Bishop of Cork and Ross; in 1807 was translated to Ra- 
phoe; in 1819 to Clogher; in 1820 to the archbishopric 
of Dublin ; and in 1822 to the Primacy. In 1829 he was 
appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dublin. 
The only publications which His Grace has put forth 
are: 

1. A Speech delivered in the House of Lords on the 
Bill for Removal of Roman Catholic Disabilities. 1829. 

2. A Speech on the System of National Education 
established in Ireland. 

3. A Sermon in St. Paul s, London, at the Meeting 
of the Children of the Charity Schools. 1836. 

4. A Charge delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese 
of Armagh in 1845. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

It is rather remarkable, that Archbishop Swayne more than 
once speaks of his Dean and Chapter in terms of great 
disparagement. In his replies to a summons to attend 
the Parliament, with his Chapter and clergy, he says : 
" Quantum ad Decanum et Capitulum nostrse Ecclesia? 
Ardmachange, sunt meri Hibernici, et inter Hibernicos 
conversantes, quibus concilium regium non consuevit; 
sicut nee decuit secreta concilii revelari." This was in 
the fifteenth century. 

SEAL. 

The Chapter possesses a seal (which is engraved in Harris s 
Ware) of the date of 1661. It represents the cathedral 
with a high spire, and bears the inscription, SIGILLUM 

DECANI ET CAPIT. ECCLJE CATHEDE. ARMAGH. AN. DOM. 



30 ARMAGH. 

1661 ; and on a label within the former inscription, RE- 

STAURAT,E AN SECUNDO AN? CAR. 2 ! 13 & 2 IO. IO\ 
DEANS. 

1238. MAURITIUS (or MAURUS) is named. [Cod. Claren 
don. 46.] 

1256 or 1257. ABRAHAM O CoNELLAN, who is styled "archi- 
presbiter of Armagh" [quaere Dean?], was elected Arch 
bishop in this year, and was confirmed in his dignity 
both by the King and the Pope. He died shortly after 
wards, viz. in December, 1260. [Ware.] 

1256 or 1257. JOSEPH succeeded. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1272. BRICE (sic) was Dean in the time of Archbishop 
Nicholas, and so continued about thirty years. His name 
appears to a deed of the year 1301. [Reg. Swayne; and 
Reeves s Down, p. 248.] 

1301 to 1330. DIONYSIUS (or DENIS) was Dean. [Reg. Ar 
magh; and MS. Trin. Coll. Dubl. F. i. 18.] 

1362. PATRICK O KERRY. [Registr. Sweetman.] 

1372. MAURICE DOVEY (or O DovE.) [Cod. Clar. 46; and 
Arch. Ch. Ch. Dubl.] 

1397. MAURICE O CoRRY. [Vis. Book of 1397, at Armagh.] 
He was a member of the Chapter so early as 1361-6. 
[Reg. Sweetman.] 

1406. THOMAS O LucHAN (or O LUCHERAN), a Canon in 
1397, appears as Dean. He died in 1416. [Reg. Fleming, 
and Swayne.] 

1425 to 1441. DENIS O CuLEAN is Dean. [Reg. Swayne, 
and Prene.] 

1443 to 1474. CHARLES O NIELLAN (often misspelled O Mel- 
lan) is Dean. [Ibid.] 

1483. EDMUND M C CAMAIL, Dean, died. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1518. EDMUND MKAMYLL (or M CAMAIL), probably of the 
same family, appears as Dean. In 1543 we find his name 



DEANS. 31 

written M c Avenyll. He died in or before the year 1550. 
[Reg. Dowdall.] 

1551. TERENCE DANIEL (or TIRLAGH O DONNELL). [Cod. 
Clar. 46.] We find him as one of the Commissioners 
for exercising all spiritual jurisdiction within the pro 
vince of Armagh, appointed by Queen Elizabeth on De 
cember 6th, 1563 [Rot. Pat.] ; and again, in conjunc 
tion with the Primate and others, as a Commissioner for 
ecclesiastical causes, in October, 1564. [Ibid.] In 1559 
the see of Armagh being vacant, Daniel held a synod of 
" the English clergy" of this diocese, in St. Peter s Church 
at Drogheda, on July 3rd. [Reg. Dowdall.] 

1590. EUGENE WOODS was Dean. (Quaere, if it was he who 
was Archdeacon of Meath in 1595 ?) In 1606 he was 
one of King James s chaplains, and had a license from the 
Crown to be absent from his deanery for twenty years, 
" on the King s business." [Rot. Pat. 4 Jac. I.] He died 
in 1609 or 1610. 

1610. ROBERT MAXWELL, M. A. (of the family of Calder- 
wood in Lanarkshire, Scotland, ancestors of the Earls of 
Farnham) came to Ireland by express direction of King 
James, who promoted him to this dignity by patent 
dated April 7th. [Rot. Pat.] It is reported of him, that 
he debarred himself from further preferment from that 
quarter, by honorably opposing a fraudulent lease of 
church property, which was designed to be given to the 
King s favorite, the Duke of Buckingham. [Lodge.] 
Bishop Ussher s return or Visitation Book of 1622 de 
scribes him as then " taken with a dead palsie ;" in fact 
he died of that attack before the close of the year. 

1622. GEORGE MACKESTON (or MACKESON), a Scotchman, 
received letters of naturalization in Ireland in October of 
this year, and was presented to the deanery by patent 
dated the 25th of that month. In 1625 he was made Prae- 



32 ARMAGH. 

center ofClogher, still retaining his deanery. I find ano 
ther presentation made to him, by King s Letter of May 
12th, 1627. [Rolls Office.] 

1635. JAMES FREY. Patent dated November 15th. [Rolls 
Office.] 

PETER WENTWORTH, D . D. was a native of Northamp 
tonshire, and became a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, 
and an eminent preacher. His sermons before the Uni 
versity are said to have converted some of the members 
from Puritanical notions of religion. He was promoted 
to this deanery by the Lord Lieutenant, the Earl of Straf- 
ford, to whom, probably, he was related. His patent is 
dated March 4th. [Lib. Mun.] He was instituted May 
29th. (FF.) Having suffered great loss in the rebellion 
of 1641, he retired to England ; and about 1643 or 1644 
was appointed Archdeacon of Carlisle by Archbishop 
Ussher, who at that time was commendatory bishop of 
that see. At the Restoration of King Charles he resigned 
the dignity in favour of Mr. Lewis West, the only pre 
bendary of that church who had survived the confusions 
of the Commonwealth and Cromwell; and, declining to 
return to Ireland, was made Rector of Great Hasely in 
Oxfordshire, in 1660. He died in Bath, on July 22nd, 
1661, aged 60; and was there buried in the Abbey 
church, near to the grave of Bishop Montague. A brass 
plate laid over his grave has the inscription partly de 
faced : on it he is styled, " Patriciorum proles, Doctrinac 
maritus, Summus Hyberniae Decanus, Anglic prasconum 
primus:" expressing the nobleness of his birth, his love 
of learning, his dignity in Ireland, and his excellent 
talent as a preacher. [Ant. a Wood, and MSS. Bodl.] 

His coat of arms is emblazoned in one of the win 
dows of Balliol College Chapel, in token of his being a 
benefactor to the Society. 



DEANS. 33 

1643. WILLIAM SLEY. Patent November 22nd. [Lib. Mun.] 

1661. FRANCIS MARSH, D. D. Dean of Connor : patent dated 
June 19th. In 1664 he became Archdeacon of Dromore. 
In 1667 he was raised to the bishopric of Limerick ; in 
1672 was translated to Kilmore; and in 1681 was made 
Archbishop of Dublin. 

1667. JAMES DOWNHAME, D. D. Prebendary of Tynan; pa 
tent dated October 29th [Lib. Mun.] ; instituted Janu 
ary 10th, 1668 (FF.) He died in 1681. 

1681. BARTHOLOMEW VIGORS, LL. D. Chancellor of Ferns; 
patent June 29th ; instituted July 5th. In 1690 he was 
raised to the bishopric of Ferns. The editor of Ant. a 
Wood states that he was a member of Exeter College, 
Oxford, and afterwards M. A. of St. Alban s Hall in that 
University. He calls him Balthasar Viguris. Harris 
does not mention this. 

169^. PETER DRELINCOURT, LL. D. a native of Paris, born 
on July 22nd, 1644, son of the well-known Charles 
Drelincourt, a pastor of the Reformed Church in France, 
came over to Ireland, and was made chaplain to the Duke 
of Ormond. In 1681 he was appointed Precentor of 
Christ Church, Dublin; and in 1683 Archdeacon of Leigh- 
lin. His patent for this deanery is dated February 28th ; 
instituted March 14th. [D. R.] He was also Rector of 
Armagh. (See further particulars of him under the dio 
cese of Dublin.) He died on March 7th, 1722, aged 76. 
A very handsome monument is raised to his memory in 
the cathedral. His widow founded the Drelincourt 
Charity School at Armagh, in 1732. 

1722. RICHARD DANIEL, M. A. Archdeacon ofKillaloe ; pa 
tent dated June 28th; instituted July 5th; installed 
July 30th. In 1723 he was appointed Rector of Ar- 

ULSTER.] F 



34 ARMAGH. 

magh, in the place of Nathanael Whaley. In 1731 he 
resigned this deanery for that of Down. 

1731. JOHN BRANDRETH, M. A. a Prebendary of Kilkenny ; 
patent March 21st; instituted 24th; installed 31st. In 
1732 he was made Archdeacon of Killaloe. In 1736 he 
resigned his deanery and accepted the Chancellorship ; 
and at the same time was appointed Dean of Emly. 

1736. JAMES AUCHMUTY, M. A. Dean of Emly, exchanged 
that dignity for the deanery of Armagh ; patent July 
1st; instituted 13th; installed 16th. In 1739 he became 
a Prebendary of Connor. He died in 1753. 

1753. ANTONY COPE, M. A. presented June 28th. As he 
was detained in foreign parts through ill health, and did 
not arrive in Ireland in sufficient time to qualify himself 
to hold the deanery, a new patent was granted to him on 
February 1st, 1755. He was instituted February 15th; 
installed March 25th. He died in 1764. 

1764. BENJAMIN BARRINGTON, D. D. Rector of Armagh 
since 1759; promoted July 7th; instituted 20th (FF.); 
installed August 20th. He was an Alderman of the 
Corporation of Armagh. He afterwards changed his 
name to Domville. He resigned both his deanery and 
rectory to the Primate on April 18th, 1768. 

1768. HUGH HAMILTON, D.D. F. R. S. was born in the 
county of Dublin in 1729, and in his twenty-second 
year was elected a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin ; 
and afterwards became Erasmus Smith s Professor of Na 
tural Philosophy in the University. He was Rector of 
St. Anne s parish, Dublin. His patent for this deanery 
bears date April 23rd. [Lib. Mun.] He was instituted 
27th; installed May 20th. In 1796 he was raised to the 
bishopric of Clonfert, and in 1799 was translated to that 
of Ossory. 



DEANS. 35 

He published several treatises ; amongst which were 
the following : 

De Sectionibus Conicis. 4to. Londim, 1758. 

Philosophical Essays on Vapour, &c. 8vo. London, 
1767. 

Remarks and Hints on the Improvement of Barome 
ters. 

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 Supreme Being. 8vo. 1784 or 1785. 

His works were collected and published by his son, 
in two volumes. 8vo. London^ 1809. 
1796. RIGHT HONORABLE JAMES HEWITT (son of Lord Chan 
cellor Lifford, and afterwards Viscount Lifford) presented 
February 20th; instituted March llth; installed March 
20th. He died in 1830; and was buried at Coventry in 
England. 

1830. JAMES EDWARD JACKSON, M. A. was an Englishman, 
educated at Queen s College, Oxford, where he obtained 
the distinction of an University prize for an essay " on 
the Character and Doctrines of Socrates." 

Having visited France during the short peace of 1802, 
he was detained a prisoner by Napoleon, with many 
others of his countrymen ; and during five years offici 
ated as chaplain to the English who were confined at 
Verdun. 

His first professional employment in this diocese was 
in the curacy of Derrygortrevy, in 1815. In 1823 he 
became Vicar of Ardee. In 1826 he was made Preben 
dary of Tynan. 

He was presented to this deanery on September 4th ; 
was instituted and installed on September 10th. On the 



36 ARMAGH. 

8th of that month he was collated to the Rectory of Ar 
magh. He died suddenly, at Paris, on August 12th, 
1841. 

He has left behind him " A Vindication of the Rea 
sons for withdrawing from the Hibernian Bible Society." 
8vo. Dublin, 1823 ; and, " The two main Questions in 
Controversy between the Churches of England and 
Rome." 8vo. Dublin, 1825. 

1841. EDWARD GUSTAVUS HUDSON, M. A. His patent is 
dated September 1st. He was instituted and installed 
March 5th, 1842. 



PRECENTORS. 

" The Praecentor of Armagh was anciently Prior of the Cul- 
dees ; and, as being such, needed no dispensation for the 
holding of a living with cure, together with that dig 
nity." [MS. Marsh, v. 3, 13.] If this be true, we must 
accept the series of Priors, as given in Archdall s Mo- 
nasticon (chiefly taken out of Colgan) for that of Prse- 
centors of this cathedral. This, however, is a point yet 
to be settled. 

PRIORS. 

A. D. 779. KETHERNACH (or KERNACH) Prior of Armagh, 

died. [Archdall.] 

863. KETHERNACH, the son of Farnech, died. [Ibid.] 
982. MUREDACH, the son of Muregan, died. [Ibid.] 

1001. TRENER died. [Ibid.] 

1052. GILL DA PATRICK, the son of Domnald, died. [Ibid.] 

1063. MADAGAN O KELECHAIN died. [Ibid.] 



PRECENTORS. 37 

1406. JOHN O CoRRE is mentioned as Praecentor. [Archiv. 
Armagh.] 

1411. JOHN O CASSALY. [Ibid.] 

1428. DAVID M GILLADE. [Ibid.] He was a Canon of the 
Church in 1416. 

1434. DONALD O KELLACHAIN, O CALLAGHAN, or KELLACH AN, 
[Ibid.] He appears as one of the Canons in 1440. 

1558. PATRICK DARELL is named as being " Cantor ecclesiae 
Armachanse," in Dowdall s Register. 

1617. JOHN SYMONDS, M. A. (ordained deacon and priest on 
May 3rd, 1610) admitted September 18th. He was like 
wise Rector of Armagh. [Turr. Berm.] He resigned in 
1627. 

162J. DAVID WATSON was appointed by the Crown, by 
patent dated February 7th. [Lib. Mun.] He resigned 
in 1629. 

1629. JOHN SYMONDS appears again, presented by patent 
dated December 2nd; and was installed on December 
10th. [Regal. Vis.] See more of him among the Vicars 
Choral. 

1666. PATRICK DUNKIN (or DUNCAN) appears. [Dioc. Reg.] 
He died in 1680. 

1680. MICHAEL JEPHSON, M. A. domestic chaplain to the 
Primate, and Archdeacon of Leighlin; collated October 
29th. In 1683 he was made Chancellor of Christ Church ; 
and in 1691 Dean of St. Patrick s, Dublin. He resigned 
his praecentorship in 1693, and died before the close of 
that year. 

1693. ANTONY COPE, M. A. (afterwards LL. D.) Dean of 
Elphin; collated June 21st. (D. R.) In 1700 he re 
signed his deanery, and became a Prebendary of Connor. 
He died in February, 170J, and was buried at St. Pe 
ter s, Dublin. 

1705. CHARLES PROBY, M. A. collated July 16th. (D. R.) 



38 ARMAGH. 

1709. BENJAMIN HEWSON (on HEWETSON) M. A. called 
" Prebendary of Dunbyn and Vicar of Dundalk ;" col 
lated September 17th. (FF.) He died in 1720. 

1720. JAMES DOBBINS, B. A. collated June 14th; installed 
June 25th. (D. R.) In 1724 he resigned, and became 
Chancellor. 

1724. JOHN KEARNEY, LL. D. collated June 24th ; installed 
July 1st. He held his dignity forty-seven years, and 
died in 1771. 

1771. ARTHUR JACOB, M. A. collated July 19th (FF.) ; in 
stalled 27th. In 1775 he resigned, and became Preben 
dary of Tynan. 

1775. RICHARD ALLOTT, D. D. a Vicar Choral of this church, 
and a Prebendary of Tuam ; collated February 22nd ; in 
stalled February 25th. (D. R.) In 1788 he was made 
Treasurer of Christ Church, Dublin. In 1795 he resigned 
his prascentorship, and became Dean of Raphoe. 

1796. NATHANAEL ALEXANDER, M. A. (a nephew of the Earl 
of Caledon) was educated in England by the celebrated 
classical scholar Dr. Parr, and afterwards entered at Em 
manuel College, Cambridge. He took deacon s orders 
at Raphoe on November 3rd, 1782. He was collated to 
this praecentorship on January 26th (D. R.) ; and was in 
stalled on February 6th. In 1802 he was raised to the 
bishopric of Clonfert ; and was successively translated to 
Killaloe, to Down, and to Meath. 

1802. JOHN CLELAND, M.A. Chancellor of Lismore; pre 
sented by the Crown, by patent dated April 3rd ; insti 
tuted May 10th (D. R.) ; installed May 23rd. He died 
in 1834. 

1834. RICHARD ALLOTT, M. A. (son of Dr. R. Allott above- 
mentioned) a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge ; col 
lated August 8th; installed August 10th. (D. R.) He 
is the present Praecentor. 



CHANCELLORS. 39 



CHANCELLORS. 

1245. M was Chancellor. [Hib. Domin. p. 200.] 

1287. MATTHEW M<CATHASAID was Chancellor. In this 
year he was unanimously elected Bishop of Clogher, to 
which see he proved himself a liberal benefactor. 

1365. ODO (or HUGH) O NEAL appears. The Archbishop 
united the benefice of Tamlachtaghyrd to the chancel 
lorship for the life of O Neal, as that dignity was only of 
the annual value of twenty-six shillings. [Reg. Sweet- 
man.] In or about this year O Neal was raised to the 
see of Clogher. He died in 1370. [Ware.] 

1366. PETER (or PATRICK) O KERVALLAN (O CAROLAN) is 
Chancellor. [Reg. Sweetman.] 

1416. MAURICE O FERCHANAN appears. 

1430 to 1455. SOLOMON M CREAGHNYR, M CRENYR, or 
M CREANAYRE, was a Canon, and also Chancellor. [Reg. 
Swayne, and Prene.] In 1428 he was a Canon of 
Clogher. [Ibid.] 

1520. ROBERT TATAYD, M. A. was appointed Chancellor 
and a Canon, on December 27th, by order of Hugh, Bi 
shop of Meath, the Primate s Vicar-General. [Reg. 
Cromer.] 

1622. THOMAS GRANT (or GRANT?) [MS. Marsh, v. 3. 2.] 

1628. LAURENCE ROBINSON, presented by the Crown, by 
patent dated May 20th. [Lib. Mun.] 

1629. JOHN SAMWOOD (quaere Hammond?) presented by 
the Crown on December 2nd. This patent contained a 
clause uniting the chancellorship and the rectory of Ar 
magh for ever. [Ibid.] 

163J. ROBERT PRICE, admitted March 7th. (FF.) [Quaere, 



40 ARMAGH. 

if the person who became Dean of Connor in 1640, and 
afterwards Bishop of Ferns, and who died in 1666?] 

1666. GEORGE WALKER, D.D. appears. [Dioc. Reg.] He 
was father of the Rev. George Walker, who, in the time 
of King James II. eminently distinguished himself at 
the siege of Deny. 

1677. WILLIAM SMYTH, D. D. Treasurer of this church, 
and Dean of Dromore. In 1681 he resigned, and was 
made Bishop of Killala ; from which see he was after 
wards translated to Raphoe, and to Kilmore. 

1681. GARRETT BARRY, presented by the Crown, by patent 
dated June 1st [Lib. Mun.] ; instituted June 24th. He 
died in 1685. 

1685. ENOCH READER, M.A. (afterwards D.D.) collated 
April 2nd. In 1691 he was made Dean of Kilmore ; and 
in 1696 resigned his chancellorship, on becoming Chan 
cellor of Connor. 

1696. ANDREW CHARLTON, M. A. Chancellor of Connor, 
exchanged with Reader. He was collated on April 6th. 
[D. Reg.] He was likewise Archdeacon of Ardagh. 

170f. DILLON ASHE, D.D. Chancellor of Clogher; insti 
tuted February 9th. (FF.) 

1724. JAMES DOBBINS, B. A. Prascentor, collated June 
13th; installed June 17th. He died in 1732. 

173f. CHARLES ESTE, M.A. Archdeacon, was collated Fe 
bruary 9th; installed February 13th (or April 1st). In 
1735 he was raised to the bishopric of Ossory. 

1736. JOHN BRANDRETH, M. A. was a Prebendary of Kil 
kenny, and Dean of this Cathedral. He resigned his 
deanery, and was appointed Chancellor by the Crown, 
by patent dated May 14th [Lib. Mun.] ; instituted May 
19th ; installed May 28th. In the next year he resigned 
his prebend, and was made Dean of Emly. He died in 
1764. 



CHANCELLORS. 41 

1765. ALEXANDER BISSETT, D. I). Prebendary of Tynan, 
and also Archdeacon of Connor, was presented by the 
Crown, sede vacante, on January 24th. [Lib. Mun.] He 
was instituted January 30th. (FF.) He died in 1782. 

1782. BRABAZON DISNEY, D. D. formerly Prebendary of 
Loughgall; collated March 27th (FF.) ; installed April 
12th. He died in 1790. 

1790. WILLIAM LODGE, L. LD. formerly a Vicar Choral; 
collated March 13th (FF.) ; installed March 17th. He 
died in 1813. 

1813. RICHARD BOURNE, M. A. Dean of Tuam ; collated 
August 2nd; installed September llth. He died in 
1817. 

1817. WILLIAM BISSETT, M. A. (son of Dr. A. Bissett, 
above-mentioned) formerly Prebendary of Loughgall, 
and at this time Archdeacon of Ross, was collated Au 
gust 23rd (FF.), and installed on August 30th. In 1822 
he was raised to the bishopric of Raphoe. 

1823. EDWARD CHICHESTER, M. A. a Scholar of Trinity 
College, Dublin, was presented by the Crown, by patent 
dated February 28th, was instituted March 14th, and 
installed on April 5th. He published a work entitled 
"Deism compared with Christianity;" second edition, 
3 vols, 8vo. London, 1844 ; and some other pieces. He 
died in July, 1840. 

1840. JAMES JONES, M. A. collated July 31st; installed 
August 15th. 



TREASURERS. 

1455. DAVID M DEWYN appears. [Reg. Prene.] He is 
called M Dwyer in a manuscript in Marsh s Library. 

ULSTER.] G 



42 ARMAGH. 

1520. MATTHEW M KEON appears. [Reg. Cromer.] He 
died in 1527. 

1527. EUGENIUS M EGYRR (sic), collated October 28th. 
[Ibid.] 

1544. PATRICK Y MULKEQUENA (sic) is mentioned in Dow- 
dall s Register, at this year, as " a former Treasurer of 
Armagh." 

1618. THEOPHILUS DUCKWORTH, B. D. admitted April 10th 
(FF ), or September 18th. [Turr. Berm.] He was an 
Englishman, educated at Cambridge. On May 21st, 
1613, he was collated to the rectory of Armagh; and in 
the same year was consecrated Bishop of Dromore. He 
held this dignity in commendam for some years. 

162 J. JOHN WATSON is said, in the Liber Munerum, to have 
been presented by the Crown to this dignity and the 
rectory of Mullaghbrack, by patent dated February 8th. 
There may be some error here : it does not appear by 
what means the treasurership became vacant. 

1634. THEOPHILUS BUCKWORTH, Bishop of Dromore, is 
stated to be Treasurer. [Reg. Vis. Book, Prerog. Of 
fice.] He died in 1652. 

166J. JOHN FORWARD was instituted on February 1st. 
[Mason s Paroch. Survey.] He appears again in 1666. 
[D. Reg.] 

1667. WILLIAM SMYTH, M. A. signs as Treasurer. [D. R.] 
He had been a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. In 
1673 he was made Dean of Dromore; in 1677 he ex 
changed his treasurership for the chancellorship ; and in 
1681 he was raised to the bishopric of Killala. 

1677. TOBIAS PULLEIN, M. A. a Fellow of Trinity College, 
Dublin; collated September 18th. (FF.) In 1682 he 
resigned, and became Dean of Ferns. Subsequently he 
became Bishop of Cloyne, and of Dromore. 

1682. ANDREW BRERETON, collated May 17th. He died in 
1695. 



TREASURERS. 43 

1695. WILLIAM DELGARNO, M.A. collated April 20th. 
[D. Reg.] He died in 1727. 

1727. WILLIAM WHITE, M.A. collated November 4th ; in 
stalled Novenlbcr llth. He died in the following year. 

1728. HUGH HILL, M. A. collated May 16th ; installed May 
21st. He held the dignity forty-five years, and died in 
1773. 

1773. FRANCIS HAMILTON, D.D. collated July 29th [D. 

Reg.] ; installed the same day. He died in 1784. 
1784. JAMES ARCHIBALD HAMILTON, M.A. collated March 

1st (FF.); installed March 12th. In March, 1790, he 

resigned, for the prebend of Tynan. 
1790. HON. PERCY JOCELYN (son of the second Lord Ro- 

den), collated March 18th (FF.) ; installed March 25th. 

In 1809 he was raised to the bishopric of Ferns. 
1809. HENRY STEWART, D. D. presented by the Crown, by 

patent dated September 16th; instituted September 

27th; installed October 7th. He resigned in 1817. 
1817. CHARLES ATKINSON, Clerk, collated September 9th 

(FF.) ; installed September 13th. He is the present 

Treasurer. 



ARCHDEACONS. 

1207. LUKE NETTERVILLE signs an instrument as Archdea 
con in this year. In 1220 he was elected Archbishop. 
The King, at first, demurred to the election ; but subse 
quently granted his confirmation of it. 

1220. LAURENCE succeeded. [MS. Trin. Coll. Dubl. F. i. 
18.] He was in office in 1229. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1256. BERTRAM was Archdeacon. [Ware.] 

1265. MICHAEL appears. [MS. Trin. Coll. Dubl. F. i. 18.] 



44 ARMAGH. 

1269. MIDATIUS(?) orBniCTius(?) [MS. Trin. Coll. Dubl. 
F. i. 1 8.] Did he become Dean ? See p. 30. 

1300. NICHOLAS DE MELLIFONT. [Ibid.] 

13 . MAURICE O CULEAN is named. [MS. Marsh.] 

13(57 (circa). WILLIAM MORICE appears. [Reg. Sweetman. 

1385. MAURICE SWEETMAN. [Ibid.] 

1401. RICHARD MOORE was appointed by the Pope s provi 
sion. [Ibid.] He received the royal pardon for this piece 
of presumption, on July 28th. [Rot. Pat. 3 Hen. IV.] 

140-. THOMAS BACHE. In 1408 he exchanged this arch 
deaconry for the praecentorship of St. Patrick s, Dublin. 
[Reg. Fleming.] 

1408. WILLIAM PIRROUN, PIRON, or PYRSON, LL. B. Prae- 
centor of St. Patrick s, Dublin, was confirmed in this 
archdeaconry, by the King, on May 17th. [Rot, Pat.] 

1414. ROGER STEDMAN, presented by the Crown. 

1426. WILLIAM SOMERVILLE is Archdeacon. He resigned 
in the next year. [Reg. Swayne.] 

1427. RICHARD ROWE, collated May 5th. [Ibid.] 

1431. JOHN PRENE, LL. B. Official of the Metropolitical 
Court of Armagh, and Vicar of Termon Feichan. [Reg. 
Octavian.] In 1437 the King, Henry VI. demanded 
two-thirds of the profit of his benefice, as a fine for his 
having been two years absent from Ireland without 
leave. [Reg. Swayne.] In 1439 he was raised to the 
archbishopric. 

14 Jg. JOHN WHITE, LL. B. was presented by the Crown; 
instituted January 9th. Donald O Callaghan, Prior of 
the Culdees, is directed by the Archbishop to induct 
and install him, which he did on January 21st. [Reg. 
Swayne.] 

1448. THOMAS WARYNG, or WARYN, appears, and again in 
1461. [Reg. Swayne, Mey, Prene.] 

1497. JAMES WHITE appears [Reg. Octavian.] and again 



ARCHDEACONS. 45 

in 1528. [Reg. Cromer.] He was Commissary of the 
Vicar-General of the province, and held the prebend of 
Kene in union. In 1524 he gave a house and garden in 
Dublin to the Prior and Convent of the Holy Trinity, 
Dublin. [Arch. Ch. Ch.] He died in the summer of 
1530. 

1535. CORMAC ROTH, ROACH, or ROYRKE, LL. B. who for 
some years was Official- Principal of the province, and 
President of the Court of Armagh, was collated on Au 
gust 20th. [Reg. Cromer.] Six days afterwards the 
prebend of Kene was united to his archdeaconry. He 
was also Rector of Heynestown, and Vicar of Termon 
Feichan. 

1548. THADY, Bishop of ? is named as Archdeacon. 

[Reg. Dowdall.] 

1554. THOMAS LEVEROUS, a retainer of the noble House of 
Kildare, distinguished himself by generously saving the 
youthful heir of that family from the vengeance of King 
Henry VIII. He was Archdeacon in this year, when he 
was raised to the bishopric of Kildare. Shortly after 
wards he was presented to the deanery of St. Patrick s, 
Dublin. 

1556. GERALD REYNOLDS, or RENALDI, appears. [Reg. Dow 
dall.] 

159-. CHRISTOPHER USSHER (uncle of the great Archbishop 
Ussher) was Archdeacon. He was also Ulster King at 
Arms ! He died on July 25th, 1597. [Family pedi 
gree, in Elrington s Life of Ussher.] 

1622. LUKE USSHER, B. A. appears, " a preaching minister, 
of good life and conversation. 1 [Ussher s Report to the 
Visitors.] He was a son of Primate Henry Ussher, and 
cousin of the celebrated James Ussher. He died at Ter 
mon Feichan on November 6th, 1632. [Ussher s Pedi 
gree.] 



46 ARMAGH. 

1633. WILLIAM FULLARTON, M. A. a Prebendary of Con 
nor. In 1638 he appears as Prebendary of Loughgall. 

1655. THOMAS VESEY was Archdeacon, and also Rector of 
Ballinascullen, and of Maghera, and afterwards of Ca 
mus juxta Morne, all in the diocese of Derry. In this 
year, 1655, he had a pension of 120 a year from the 
Government. [Lodge s Peerage.] 

1662. JOHN VESEY (son of his predecessor, a lineal ancestor 
of the Viscount de Vesci) was educated at Westminster 
School. He became Chaplain to the House of Com 
mons. He was admitted on October 16th. (FF.) In 
1667 he became Dean of Cork, and Treasurer of Cloyne ; 
and in 167f was raised to the bishopric of T^imerick. 

1663. THOMAS VESEY (see above), instituted May 9th. 
(FF.) Ware states that he succeeded his own son in this 
dignity. [Bishops, p. 516.] 

1669. WILLIAM SMITH signs the Declaration of Allegiance, 
&c. as Archdeacon, on May llth. [Dioc. Reg.] 

167f. MICHAEL WARD, D. D. Dean of Lismore, collated 
February 3rd. In 1678 he was raised to the bishopric 
of Ossory, and held this archdeaconry in comrnendam. 
In 1679 he was translated to Derry. 

16J. THOMAS OTWAY, D. D. Bishop of Killala, was trans 
lated to the bishopric of Ossory on February 7th. His 
patent gave him at the same time a grant of this arch 
deaconry, to be holden in commendcim. He resigned it 
in 1691. (See more particulars of this estimable man, 
under the diocese of Ossory.} 

1691. EDMUND ARWAKER, M. A. formerly a Canon of Kil- 
dare, was Chaplain to the Duke of Ormond, and Rector 
of Dromglass, in the diocese of Armagh. He was col 
lated on November 19th. [D. Reg.] He resigned in 1693. 
He has published a Thanksgiving Sermon, on 2 Chro 
nicles, ix. 8, preached at Dungannon. 4to. Dublin^ 1698. 



ARCHDEACONS. 47 

1693. JOHN TRAVERS, M. A. collated May 19th. [I). Reg.] 
He resigned within this year. [Quaere, was he Chancel 
lor of Christ Church, Dublin, and a Prebendary of St. 
Patrick s, in 1699 ?] 

1693. MICHAEL HEWETSON, M. A. collated November 9th. 
[D.Reg.] 

1700. WILLIAM HAMILTON, M. A. (brother of Dr. A. Ha 
milton, Archdeacon of Raphoe), collated December 
24th. (FF.) 

He published the following pieces : 

1. The Life and Character of James Bonnell, Esq. 
8vo. Third edition, London, 1707. Often reprinted. 

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

3. A Sermon preached at Armagh, on November 
5th, 1722. 4to. Dublin, 1723. 

4. A Sermon before the House of Commons, on No 
vember 5th, 1725. 4to. Dublin, 1725. 

1730. CHARLES ESTE, M. A. was an Englishman, educated 
at Westminster School, and at Christ Church, Oxford. 
He was collated on March 30th ; installed April 5th. In 
1732 he resigned for the chancellorship; in 1735 he was 
raised to the bishopric of Ossory. 

173f. HENRY JENNEY, D. D. Prebendary ofMullaghbrack; 
collated March 5th ; installed March 15th. In April, 
1738, he resigned, and was made Rector of Armagh. He 
died in 1758, and was buried in the cathedral. 

1738. CHARLES WALTER CONGREVE, M. A. collated April 
20th (D. R.); installed May 13th. In April, 1746, he 
was appointed Vicar-General. He published a Sermon 
(against rebellion) on 1 Chron. v. 1, 2. 8vo. London, 
1746. He died in 1777. 

1777. ARTHUR JACOB, D. D. Prebendary of Tynan ; collated 



48 ARMAGH. 

September 12th (FF.) ; installed same day. He died in 
1786. 

1786. JOHN FREIND, M. A. (son of William Freind, Dean of 
Canterbury, and grandson of Dr. Richard Freind, Head 
Master of Westminster School) was educated at West 
minster, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He was made 
Prebendary of Tynan in 1778; and was collated to the 
archdeaconry on May 18th; installed May 20th. He 
afterwards took the name of Robinson, after his uncle 
the Primate, Baron Rokeby; and in 1819 was created 
a Baronet. He resigned his archdeaconry in April, 1797. 

1797. WILLIAM STURROCK, M. A. Chancellor of Down ; col 
lated April 7th ; installed April 21st. 

1814. HONORABLE CHARLES KNOX, M. A. (sixth son of the 
first Viscount Northland) collated May 6th (D. Reg.) ; 
installed May 9th. He died on January 30th, 1825. He 
published v " An Address to Parents and Sponsors upon 
the Subject of Confirmation." 12mo. Dublin, 1823. 

1825. EDWARD STOPFORD, LL. D. collated February 16th. 
(FF.) In 1808 he was Rector of Killybegs, in the dio 
cese of Raphoe; in 1817 he was appointed Vicar-Gene 
ral of Raphoe ; in 1823 he became Rector of Derrynoose 
in the diocese of Armagh ; and in 1842 he was raised to 
the bishopric of Meath. While he was Archdeacon, 
Dr. Stopford published " A Letter to the Clergy of the 
Diocese of Raphoe, caused by two Letters of the Rev. 
Robert M Ghee." 8vo. Dublin, 1833. 

1842. JOHN WHITLEY STOKES, M. A. a Prebendary of Ferns, 
presented by the Crown ; patent dated December 10th ; 
instituted and installed December 24th. 



PREBENDARIES. 49 



PREBENDARIES. 

By an Inquisition taken at Armagh, on September 12th, 
1609, it was found, among other matters, " that there 
were in ancient times sixteen prebends of the said cathe 
dral church of Armagh ; and that eight of the said pre 
bends received their livings out of the English Pale, and 
the other eight of the said prebends had their livings out 
of the county of Tyrone." 

1. MULLAGHBRACK, Or MULLABRACK. 

It appears that anciently Mullabrack, Tynan, Loughgall, 
and Ballymore, together with other benefices, were ap 
propriate to the Colidei or Vicars Choral; and their 
prior was, in right of his place, Parson of Mullaghbrack, 
Tynan, and Mounterkenie (i. e. Loughgall.) [Appendix 
to Inquis. Ulton.] In 1627 King Charles I. made these 
four livings presentative, by a grant dated March 29th. 
[Rolls Office.] 

1613. JOHN HUNT, M.D. (sic) collated October 26th. [Re 
gal Vis.] He was found to be still in possession, at an 
inquisition taken on September 4th, 1625. [Inquis. 
Ulton.] 

162J. JOHN WATSON, the Treasurer, held this prebend in 
union, by patent from the Crown dated February 8th. 
[Lib. Mun.] 

1629. JOHN RICHARDSON, M. A. Prebendary of Loughgall, 
obtained this prebend by a grant from the Crown, dated 
December 2nd, to be holden in union with the former. 
[Rolls Office.] I believe he is the same who was Arch- 

ULSTER.] H 



50 ARMAGH. 

deacon of Deny, and who, in 1633, was raised to the bi 
shopric of Ardagh. 

1635. HENRY LESLEY, Bishop of Down, received a grant 
of this prebend in commendam with his bishopric, by a 
King s Letter dated August 9th. [MS. Todd.] In 1660 
he was translated to Meath. 

1666. HENRY JENNEY signs the Declaration, &c. as preben 
dary, on September 5th. [D. Reg.] 

1674. CHRISTOPHER JENNEY, M. A. (afterwards D. D.) signs 
the Declaration on August 28th. In 1690 he resigned ; 
in 1695 he was made Archdeacon of Ossory ; and in 1703 
a Prebendary of St. Patrick s, Dublin. 

1690. HENRY JENNEY, M. A. chaplain to the Archbishop of 
Dublin ; collated October 1st. (D. R.) He was also 
Prebendary of Dromore, and in 1703 became Archdeacon 
of the same. He resigned Mullaghbrack in 1707. 

170J. HENRY JENNEY, Jun. M. A. collated January 20th. 
(FF.) In 1732 he resigned his prebend, and was made 
Archdeacon. 

173f. CALEB DE BUTTS, LL. D. Prebendary of Bally more; 
collated March 7th; installed March 19th. He was 
Vicar-General of the province. He died in February, 
174^, and was buried in St. Andrew s, Dublin. 

[1740. CHARLES TALBOT, eighth LordBlayney, is stated to 
have been collated to this prebend in September. (Lodge s 
Peerage, vol. vi. p. 358.) Quaere? I found no notice of 
it in the Diocesan Registry.] 

174^. WILLIAM GODLEY, M. A. (afterwards D. D.) Preben 
dary of Bally more ; collated February 25th (FF.) ; in 
stalled March 7th. He died in 1779, and was buried at 
St. Peter s, Drogheda. 

1780. JOHN JONES, LL. D. collated January 4th. (FF.) He 
died in 1790, and was buried at Mullaghbrack, where 



PREBENDARIES. 51 

his parishioners erected a monument in honor of his 
memory. 

1790. JAMES ARCHIBALD HAMILTON, D. D. Prebendary of 
Tynan, and Archdeacon of Ross; collated December 
28th. [D. R.] He was also Astronomer of Armagh. In 
1804 he was made Dean of Cloyne. He died at Armagh 
in November, 18 L5, and was buried at Mullaghbrack. 

1816. JOHN JEPHSON, Clerk, collated January 24th ; installed 
January 27th. He died in 1826. 

1826. SAMUEL BLACKER, LL. D. Prebendary of Tynan ; col 
lated May 2nd. (FF.) He died on January 3rd, 1849, 
aged 78. 

1849. . 

2. BALLYMORE, anciently called TAWNATALEE, TANDRAGEE, 

Or MOUNTERKENNY. 

1361. "MASTER HUGH," Prebendary of Bally more, 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 Feeders, vol. iii. 
p. 610.] 

1433. DAVID MDEWIN (or M DEWEN) appears on April 
20th. [MS. Marsh, v. 3, 2.] In 1455 we find him Trea 
surer. 
1622(a). NATHANAEL DRAYTON, M.A. appears; and again 

in 1637. 

1666. CLAUDIUS GILBERT appears. [D. R.] 
1668. ROGER JONES, installed September 10th. [D. Reg.] 
167J. LAWRENCE POWER, M.A. collated March 22nd. (FF.) 



() In 1630 an Order in Council was passed, that the newly erected church 
of Ballymore, built by Sir Oliver St. John in 1622, should be called and esteemed 
the parish church of Taghnatalie, and that the name of Taghnatalie should be 
abolished. [Lib. Mun.] 



52 ARMAGH. 

He died in 1696. He published a Funeral Sermon, on 

Psalm cxii. 6. 4to. London, 1680. 
169. CHRISTOPHER SHEARES, B. A. collated March 3rd. 

[D.R.] He died in 1704. 
170J. WILLIAM MA JOR,M. A. collated February 6th. [D. R.] 

He died in 1725. 
1725. THOMAS BLENNERHASSETT, M. A. collated May 3rd 

(FF.); installed November 18th. 

1732. CALEB DE BUTTS, LL. D. collated June 19th (FF.) ; 
installed June 24th. He was Official Principal of the 
diocese. In the next year he resigned this prebend for 
that of Mullaghbrack. 

1733. WILLIAM GODLEY, M. A. collated June 29th (D. R.) ; 
installed July 7th. In 1740 he resigned, and became 
Prebendary of Mullaghbrack. 

174. BARCLAY COPE, M. A. collated March 14th (D. Reg.) ; 
installed March 25th. He died in 1757. 

1757. ALEXANDER BISSETT, D. D. who had been educated 
at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford, 
was collated on June 27th; and installed on July 2nd. 
In 1759 he resigned, for the Prebend of Tynan. 

1759. HENRY LESLIE, B. D. (afterwards D. D.) collated Feb 
ruary 8th; installed February 23rd. He held the pre 
bend forty-four years, and died in 1803. 

1803. THOMAS CARTER, M. A. of Trinity College, Cam 
bridge, collated March llth (FF.) ; installed March 18th. 
He is the present Prebendary. 

3. LOUGHGALL (or LEVALLEAGLISH.) 

1613. JOHN LIFFORD (or LYFORD) collated September 1st 

[MS. Marsh]; installed October 13th. 
1622. JOHN RICHARDSON, M. A. appears. [Ibid.] In 1629 

he had a grant from the Crown, empowering him to 



PREBENDARIES. 53 

hold the prebend of Mullaghbrack in union with that of 
Loughgall. 

If (as I suppose) this be the John Richardson who 
afterwards was Bishop of Ardagh, he was a native of 
Cheshire ; in 1610 became Vicar of Granard, in the dio 
cese of Ardagh; in 1617 was made Rector of Ardsrath, 
in the diocese of Deny ; in 1622, Archdeacon of Derry ; 
and in 1633 was raised to the episcopal bench. 

163J. WILLIAM FULLARTON (quaere, the Archdeacon ?) col 
lated January 23rd. [Arch. Armagh.] " William Ful- 
larton, parson of Loughgall," was murdered by the rebels 
in 1641. [Jones Remonstrance, p. 62.] 

1666. HUMPHRY PETT (or PETTEN) appears. [D. Reg.] 

1673. JAMES CLEWLOW appears. [Ibid.] He resigned in 
1686. 

1686. THOMAS ASHENDEN, M. A. collated July 5th. He 
held it forty -seven years, to his death in 1723. 

172f . BARCLAY COPE, M. A. collated February 28th. [D. 
Reg.] In 1740 he resigned, and became Prebendary of 
Ballymore. 

1741. JONATHAN ROGERS, D.D. collated March 31st (D.R.) ; 
installed April 7th. He died in 1760. 

1760. HONORABLE JOSEPH DEANE BOURKE, M. A. (son of the 
second Earl of Mayo) collated April 25th ; installed May 
12th. In 1768 he was appointed Dean of Killaloe. He 
resigned in May, 1769. Subsequently he became Dean 
of Dromore, and Archbishop of Tuam. 

1769. BRABAZON DISNEY, D.D. a Fellow of Trinity Col 
lege, Dublin, and Professor of Divinity in the University ; 
collated May 10th (FF.) ; installed May 25th. He re 
signed in 1776. In 1780 he became Chancellor. 

1776. CHARLES WOODWARD, D. D. collated February 26th 
[D. Reg.] ; installed March 9th. He resigned in March, 
1782. 



54 ARMAGH. 

1782. THOMAS QUIN, M. A. a Vicar Choral ; collated March 
28th (FF.) ; installed April 12th. He resigned in 1791, 
for the prebend of Tynan. 

1791. WILLIAM BISSETT, M. A. (son of Dr. Alexander Bis- 
sett, Chancellor of Armagh) was educated at Westmin 
ster School, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became 
Rector of Dunbin, in the county of Louth, in 1784. In 
1791 he was collated to this prebend, on January 31st; 
installed February 23rd. In 1804 he became Archdea 
con of Ross. In 1807 he resigned this prebend for the 
rectory of Uonoghmore. In 1817 he was made Chan 
cellor of Armagh ; and in 1822 was advanced to the 
bishopric of Raphoe. 

1807. SILVER OLIVER, M. A. collated September 12th. 
(FF.) He died in 1844. 

1844. SAVAGE HALL, M. A. collated June 24th; installed 
July 27th. 

4. TYNAN. 

1613. WILLIAM LORD, B. A. collated October 7th. [Reg. 
Vis.] He was incumbent in 1622. 

1625. ROBERT MAXWELL, D. D. (eldest son of Robert Max 
well, Dean of Armagh) was presented by the Crown on 
November 22nd. [Rot. Pat.] In 1628 he became Arch 
deacon of Down, but resigned that dignity in 1639. He 
was a great sufferer by the Rebellion of 1641, of which 
he gave an account in an Examination before Commis 
sioners, sworn on 22nd August, 1642. In 1643 he was 
raised to the bishopric ofKilmore. A striking instance 
of his liberal and generous disposition is given in Arch- 
dall s Lodge s Peerage, vol. iii. p. 392. A letter from 
him to the Earl of Strafford is published in the Collection 
of Strafford s Letters, vol. ii. p. 359. 



PREBENDARIES. 55 

1666. JAMES DOWNHAME appears. [D. Reg.] In the next 
year he was made Dean. 

166 J. HENRY MAXWELL (third son of Dr. Robert Maxwell, 
above named) was instituted January 20th. (FF.) He 
died in 1709. 

1709. ROBERT MAXWELL, M. A. afterwards D. D. (grand 
son of the above-named Dr. R. Maxwell) ; collated Sep 
tember 17th. (FF.) He died in 1737. 

173J. JOHN STRANGE, M. A. a Vicar Choral, collated Fe 
bruary 23rd [D. Reg.] ; installed March 7th. He died 
in 1745. 

1745. CHARLES MEREDITH, M. A. collated July 23rd; in 
stalled August 29th. He died in 1747. 

1747. BENJAMIN BARRINGTON, D. D. collated December 
17th; installed December 23rd. In 1759 he resigned, 
for the rectory of Armagh; and in 1764 was appointed 
Dean. 

1759. ALEXANDER BISSETT, D. D. Prebendary of Bally- 
more; collated February 8th (FF.) ; installed February 
23rd. In 1760 he was made Archdeacon of Connor. 
He resigned this prebend in January, 1765, and became 
Chancellor. 

1765. JOHN AVERILL, D. D. collated January 31st. (FF.) 
In this same year he was appointed Dean of Emly ; in 
1766, Dean of Limerick ; and in 1770 was made Bishop 
of Limerick. 

1771. JOHN LLOYD, M. A. was presented by the Crown, on 
July 19th [Lib. Mun.] ; instituted 24th ; installed 27th. 
He died in 1773. 

1774. WILLIAM MAXIMILIAN FREIND, M. A. was presented 
by the Crown, by lapse; patent dated March 21st. 
[Lib. Mun.] He was admitted March 22nd [D. R.], and 
installed April 8th. He resigned before the close of the 
year. 



56 ARMAGH. 

1774. RICHARD ALLOTT, M. A. of Cambridge, was collated 
on December 21st; installed December 28th. In this 
same year he was appointed a Vicar Choral. He resigned 
his prebend on 22nd February, 1775, and became Prse- 
centor. 

1775. ARTHUR JACOB, D. D. Prsecentor, exchanged with 
his predecessor. Collated February 22nd [D. R.] ; in 
stalled February 25th. In 1777 he resigned, and was 
made Archdeacon. 

1778. JOHN FREIND, B. A. collated March 3rd [D. R.] ; 

installed March 7th. In May, 1786, he resigned, and 

was made Archdeacon. 
1786. HUGH STEWART, M. A. collated June 20th [D. R.] ; 

installed June 30th. He resigned in 1790. 

1790. JAMES ARCHIBALD HAMILTON, D. D. Treasurer, col 
lated March 17th (FF.); installed March 25th. In De 
cember of the same year he resigned, for the prebend of 
Mullaghbrack. 

1791. THOMAS QUIN, M. A. Prebendary of Loughgall ; col 
lated January 21st [D. R.] ; installed January 29th. 
He resigned in December, 1807. 

1808. JOHN LESLIE, M. A. Dean of Cork; collated March 
19th. (FF.) In January, 1812, he was promoted to the 
bishopric of Dromore, and afterwards to Elphin. 

1812. HENRY MAXWELL, M. A. presented by the Crown, by 
patent dated February 24th; instituted May 2nd; in 
stalled same day. [D. R.] He resigned in 1813. He 
afterwards succeeded to the Earldom of Farnham. 

1813. SAMUEL CLOSE, M. A. collated November 15th; in 
stalled November 28th. [D. R.] He died in 1817. 

1817. SAMUEL BLACKER, M. A. a Scholar of Trinity Col 
lege, Dublin (son of St. John Blacker, a Prebendary of 
Raphoe), collated October 24th ; installed November 1st. 
In 1826 he resigned, for the prebend of Mullaghbrack. 



PREBENDARIES. 57 

1826. JAMES EDWARD JACKSON, M. A. (see above, p. 35), 

collated May 9th (FF.); installed June 4th. In 1830 

he was made Dean. 
1830. WILLIAM MAULEVERER, M. A. collated September 

8th (FF.); installed September 10th. He died in 1840. 
1840. WILLIAM MACLEAN, M. A. a Vicar Choral, collated 

June 10th ; installed June 12th. 



I find the following notice of Dr. Parr, the biographer 
of Archbishop Ussher, in Harris s edition of Ware s 
Writers of Ireland: but, as the Registries of Armagh 
are deficient about that period, I cannot ascertain to 
which " canonry," or prebend, Dr. Parr was collated, nor 
the precise time of his promotion. 

1644 (circa?) RICHARD PARR, D. D. a native of Fermoy, 
was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, and became 
Chaplain to Archbishop Ussher, during the last thirteen 
years of his life. It is said that he refused the deanery 
of Armagh, and one of the Irish bishoprics, but accepted 
" a canonry" of Armagh. He was of a generous and 
charitable disposition, and an eloquent and most assi 
duous preacher. He died at Camberwell, near London 
(of which parish he had been Vicar), on 2nd November, 
1691. He has published: 

1. Christian Reformation. 8vo. London, 1660. 

2. A Sermon, preached before the Judge of Assize. 
4to. London, 1658. 

3. A Sermon, Christ s gracious intention to Sinners. 
8vo. London, 1661. 

4. A Funeral Sermon, on Dr. Robert Bretton. 4to. 
London, 1672. 

5. The Life, and Letters, of Archbishop Ussher. 
Folio, London, 1686. 

ULSTER.] I 



58 ARMAGH. 



ANCIENT PREBENDS, 

THE CHURCHES OF WHICH ARE NOT NOW PREBENDAL. 

ARDTRA, now called ARTREA, a rectory belonging to Trinity 
College, Dublin. 

1534. SENEKYN (JENKYN?) M DowYN, or M DEWEN, ap 
pears as Prebendary. [Registr. Cromer.] 

ARGALL, Or ARGUILL (ERRIGAL ?) 

1440. JOHN M CAMAILL is Prebendary. [Reg. Swayne.] 

BALLYCLOGH. 

15. EUGENE O CoRR. He died in 1529. 

1529. DENIS M CAMAILL is presented to the rectory or pre 
bend of Ballyclogh, vacant by the death of Eugene y 
Corr. [Reg. Cromer.] 

CLONDEO. 

1440. PATRICK M CAMAILL, or M KATHMAYLL, is Preben 
dary. [Reg. Swayne.] 

CLONFEICLE, CLONFECHNA, CLONFECHENANE. 

1464. WILLIAM SYMCOCK, a Canon, is called Prebendary of 
Clonfechna. [Reg. Prene.] 

15 . JOHN CVCoYLLAN. 

1543. WILLIAM MOORE is appointed Prebendary by the 
Crown, on December 22nd, the place being vacant and 
having devolved to the King, because the Incumbent, 
John O Coyllan, had been " provided" by the Pope. 
Three days afterwards Moore is presented to the vicar- 



ANCIENT PREBENDS. 59 

age of Kilmore, declared to be vacant for the same rea 
son. [Rot. Cane.] 

1551-2. JOHN MARIMAN, presented by the Crown, on Sep 
tember 21st. [Rot. Pat. 5 Edw. VI] 

DONOGHMORE, " in Erther Deanery." 

1440. PATRICK O LOUGHNAN is Prebendary. [Reg. 
Swayne.] 

DONOGHSYNON and DROMSADA 

Are named as Prebends in Primate Dowdall s Register. 

DROMYN (quaere, RATHDRUMMIN?) 

1558. THOMAS FYNTER (quaere, WYNTER ?) is " Rector, or 
Prebendary." [Reg. Dowdall.] 

DUNBYN. 

This is called a prebend in the Register of Archbishop 
Dowdall; and, united with "the prebend" of Kilcur- 
ley, retains that title in presentations so recent as the 
eighteenth century. For example: 

1700. JOHN LEAVENS, M. A. is collated to the prebends of 
Dunbyn and Kilcurley, on June 26th. [Dioc. Reg.] 

1700. WILLIAM SMITH, M. A. collated to the same on No 
vember 27th. [Ibid.] He resigned in 1704. 

1704. WILLIAM CALDWELL, collated July 4th. (FF.) In 
1706 he was appointed Praecentor of Down. He resigned 
in 1709. 

1709. BENJAMIN HEWSON, M. A. collated to these two 
(also to the vicarage of Dundalk, and the rectories of 
Faughart, &c.) June llth. In the same year he was made 
Praecentor. 

1710. THOMAS LEIGH, M. A. collated November 9th. (FF.) 



60 ARMAGH. 

He died in 1728. After his death, Dunbyn is no more 
called a prebend. 

KENE (quaere, KAINE?) 

This prebend is named at the year 1427. [Reg. Swayne.] 

1463. HENRY PATTEN, a Canon, is called Prebendary of 
Kene. [Reg. Prene.] 

1535. CORMAC ROTHE, the Archdeacon, was Prebendary ; he 
died in 1540. 

1540. JOHN LYMBRYCKE, a native of Dundalk, collated 
April 10th. As the instrument of his collation is some 
thing of a curiosity in its way, it is given underneath in 
a note, from the Register of Primate Dowdall(a). 

(a) Electio sive creatio D ni Johannis Lymbryke [de Dundalke] in Canonicum 
Ecclesiae Cathedralis Armachanse cum collatione Praebend de Kene eidem facta. 
Georgius permissione Divina Archiepiscopus Armachanus, totius Hiberniae 
Primas, dilecto nobis in Christo Domino Johanni Lymbryke nostro Capellano 
Diocesis nostrse Armachanae, Salutem gratiam et benedictionem. Literarum sci- 
entia vitse ac morum honestas aliaque probabilia multiplicum virtutum et probita- 
tis merita quibus apud nos fide digno testimonio comprobaris, nos inducunt ut 
tibi ad favores nostros gratiose impendendos simus liberales. Idcirco est quod 
te de fidelitate et obedientia, ac etiam de nostrae Ecclesiae Metropolit. Arma 
chanae privilegiis constitutionibus cseterisque licitis et laudabilibus consuetudini- 
bus statutis et ordinatioriibtis in forma juris nobis prius juratain Canonicum prae- 
dictas Ecclesiae nostrae Armachanse elegimus et creavimus, prout per praesentea 
eligimus et creamus facimus constituimus et ordinamus. Stallum in Choro et vocem 
in Capitulo cum cujuslibet juris Canonic! honoris reverential et dignitatis plenitu- 
dine potestate tibi concedimus damus assignamus et ad omnia alia et singula quae 
ad Canonicum seu ad jus canonicatus in dicta Ecclesia Armachana ex privilegio 
vel consuetudine spectant seu dignoscuntur quomodolibet pertinere [sic] facere 
possis et libere valeas exercere auctoritatem facultatem et potestatem tibi auctori- 
tate praesentium in Domino impertimur. 

Et quia, sicut piscis sine aqua, ita Canonicus sine Praebenda vivere non po- 
test, Prajbendam seu rectoriam de Kene prrcdietse nostrum Armachanae Dioc. per 
mortem naturalem Magistri Cormaci Kothe ultimi rectoris et Praebendarii ibidem 
vacantem, et ad nostram collationem pleno jure spectantem, tibi intuitu charita- 
tis conferimus : teque rectorem seu Praebendarium de Kene praedicta cum omni 
bus suis juribus et pertincntiis univcrsis instituimus, acper annuli nostri traditio- 



ANCIENT PREBENDS. 61 



STABANAN. 

1385. THOMAS BROWN. In this year King Richard II. 
grants leave to Thomas Brown, " personaa ecclesise Prae- 
bendalis de Stabanan," to go to England, for the purpose 
of pursuing his studies at Oxford. [Rot. Cane.] 

1389. JOHN WHITEHEAD is presented by the Crown, upon 
the death of Brown, on September 12th. [Ibid.] 

1547. PATRICK DOWDALL is presented to " the chauntry of 
Stabanan." [Rot. Pat. 3 Edw. VI.] 

TERMON MAGUIRK. 

15. BERNARD NE GWYNSYNAN. 

1544. WILLIAM MADDEN is collated to the " rectory, or pre 
bend," vacant by the death of Bernard ne Gwynsynan, 
on July 24th. [Reg. Dowdall.] 






CANONS OF ARMAGH, 

WHOSE PARTICULAR STALLS, OR PREBENDS, ARE NOT KNOWN. 

A. D. 1227. NICHOLAS, a Canon of Armagh, was elected by 
the Chapter to the archbishopric, and his election was 

nem auctorizabiliter investimus : Decernentes te tuumve procuratorem in realcm 
actualem et effectualem prasdictae rectorue seu Praebenda; cum omnibus suisjuribus 
et pertinentiis universis possessionem vel quasi possessionem per Archidiaconum 
nostrum Armachanum ejusve vices in hac parte gerentem fore inducendum ; et 
inductum per omnes censuras ecclesiasticas aliaque juris remedia necessaria et 
opportuna, usque ad invocationem auxilii Brachii Stecularis (si opus fuerit) inclu 
sive, defendendum. 

" Datum in Manerio de Termonfeghin. sub Sigillo quo utimur ad majora, de- 
cimo die Aprilis Anno Domini 1540, et anno Consecrationis nostrse 19." Re- 
yistrum Dorvdall, p. 15. 



62 ARMAGH. 

supported by the Pope ; but King Henry III. refused to 
give his sanction, and the appointment never was com 
pleted. [Ware.] 

1362. BENEDICT O CuLEAN was a Canon, in the time of 

Archbishop Sweetman (1360-1380). [Registr. Swayne.] 

1365. ARTHUR M<BRUYN, a Canon, is made Dean of Deny 

about this time. [Reg. Sweetman.] 
1367. PATRICK O REATHAY. [Ibid.] 
1397. THOMAS O LUCHERAN, a Canon, is present at the Pri 
mate s Visitation of the diocese of Derry. [Reg. Flem 
ing.] In 1406 we find him Dean. 
1406. PETER O MOLCHOLLYND. [Reg. Fleming.] 

. LUKE O CASSALY. [Ibid.] 

1416. The Chapter of Armagh met, on September 10th, to 
elect an Archbishop ; their choice fell on Robert Fitz- 
hugh, Chancellor of St. Patrick s, Dublin; but the Pope 
refused to confirm the election. 

The names of the Canons present [the deanery was 
vacant] are these : 

EDWARD DANTSEY, Bishop of Meath. 

HENRY, Abbat of Mellifont. 

WILLIAM M CAMAYLL. 

JOHN DERMOT. 

DAVID M GILLAY. 

PHILIP M ZEWYN, quaere, M KEWAN? or M DEWYN ? 

EUGENE O LORCAN. 

JOHN TAYLOR. 

LUKE O CASSALY. 

PETER O MULCHOLLYN. 

DAVID O CuLEAN. [Reg. Swayne.] 

1428. MAGONIUS O HYNRACHTAYTH. [Reg. Swayne.] In 
the preceding year he appears as a Canon of Clogher. 

1429. NICHOLAS O HALLEGAN. [Ibid.] 

1430. JOHN O KELLACHAN. [Reg. Prene.J 



CANONS. 63 

1438. DAVID M KEWAN (or MDEWYN.) [Reg. Swayne.] 
Quaere, if the same who in 1455 was Treasurer ? He 
appears again as a Canon in 1458. 
1440. WILLIAM SO>MERWELL (or SOMERVILLE.) [Reg.Prene.] 

He appears again in 1455. 
1440. DONALD O KELLEGHAN (O CALLAGHAN ?) [Ibid.] 

to 1455. JOHN M KATHMAILL. [Ibid.] 

1442 to 1455. JOHN LECHE. 
1443. STEPHEN O LONCHAN. [Reg. Mey.] 
ARTHUR M<KATHMAYLL. [Ibid.] 
DAVID M DWYER (M DEWYN?) [Ibid.] He was 
afterwards Treasurer. See pp. 41, 51. 

MAURICE O MuLMOYG. [Ibid.] He appears again 
in 1455 and 1458. 

1455. JAMES LECHE. [Reg. Prene.] He also held a pre 
bend in the diocese of Down.] 
ISAIAH O CULEAN. [Ibid.] 

HENRY O FERCHERAN, or O KORCHORAN. [Ibid.] 
MAURICE O CULEAN. [Ibid.] 
PATRICK O CONCHERAN. [Ibid.] 
DONALD O KASSAN, or M KASSAN. [Ibid.] 
PATRICK O KYNNEGAN, alias O KELLY. [Ibid.] 

1462. NICHOLAS WESTON, B. C. L. appears. [Reg. Prene.] 
In 1466 he was advanced to the bishopric of Derry, 
which he held during eighteen years. [Ware.] 

1463. WILLIAM SYMCOCK. [Reg. Prene.] In the next year 
he is spoken of as a Canon, and Prebendary of the pre 
bend of Clonfekna. He appears again in 1474. 

HENRY PATTEN, a Canon, and Prebendary of the pre 
bend of Kene. [Ibid.] 

1474. HENRY CORKORAN. [Reg. Prene.] See above, at 
the year 1455. 

14 . CATHAL MAC MAGNUSA MAGUIRE, was a Canon. He 
was also well preferred in the diocese of Clogher, being 



G4 ARMAGH. 

Dean of that cathedral, and parson of Iniskeen ; and for 
fifteen years before his death was deputy or coadjutor to 
the bishop. He is celebrated as an eminent divine, philo 
sopher, and historian ; was author of the Irish Annals 
called the " Annals of Ulster ;" and compiled an addition 
to the ancient Martyrology of ^Engus. He died of the 
small-pox, on March 23, 1498, aged 60. The Annals 
of the Four Masters are loud in his praise, describing 
him as " a patron of learning and arts in his own coun 
try ; a chief conservator of the Canons ; a fountain of 
charity and mercy to the poor and unprotected of God s 
people ; a man who collected and brought together many 
historical books, from which he compiled for himself the 
Book of Annals of Bally M Manus." 

1515. OWEN O CuLEAN is called Doctor of the Chapter 
house of Armagh ; he is made an arbitrator between the 
Primate and Con O Neill respecting some church lands. 
[Reg. Dowdall.] 

1518. WILLIAM PALMER, Rector of Dromyn, is a Canon. 
[Reg. Cromer.] 

15 . JOHN DE PALATIO. In the churchyard of Termonfei- 
chan is a monument to him, on which he is called " Sub- 
dean of Armagh." Probably he was a relative of Octa- 
vian de Palatio, who filled the see from 1480 to 1513. 



VICARS CHORAL. 



The ancient Vicars Choral of Armagh were secular priests, 
called Colidei, or Culdees ; they served in the choir of 
the cathedral. Their president was called " the Prior 



VICARS CHORAL. 65 

of the College of the Colidei ;" and at a later period, 
" the Prior of the Vicars Choral of the Cathedral Church 
of Armagh." He was as a Prsecentor to the said church. 
They had a house at Armagh, called " the Priory ;" and 
possessed seven balliboes of land, and several houses and 
shops in the city ; also the advowsons and tithes of sun 
dry parishes. 

In the thirty-third year of King Henry VIII. it was 
found by an Inquisition, that the Popish Prior and Co 
lidei had deserted their posts and their possessions. And 
in 1625 it was found (in the same manner) that all of 
them were dead, and that their property had fallen to 
the Crown; and that Sir Toby Caulfield (afterwards 
Lord Charlemont) had been receiving the profits of their 
lands for twenty years, as Seneschal of Archbishop 
Henry Ussher ; and that John Symons, Clerk (who af 
terwards became Prsecentor), had received the profits of 
their houses and tenements, part of which money he had 
expended in building stalls in the choir of the cathedral. 
[See Inquis. Ulton. and King s Collections.] 

In the year 1619, the lands anciently belonging to 
the Prior and Vicars were granted by King James to 
the Dean and Chapter, for the maintenance of grammar 
schools, and for glebes, and for a choir of singing men 
in the cathedral ; reserving a space of eighty feet by 
forty, for a court-house and gaol. This grant bears date 
August 1st. [Rot. Pat. 17 Jac. I.] 

In 1625 the King granted their lands to George 
Kincke, by a patent dated December 26th. [Rolls Of 
fice.] 

In 1627 a patent was issued, erecting a new Corpo 
ration, consisting of a Prior and five Vicars Choral. Ro 
bert Burton was appointed Prior ; and George Gossen, 
Nathanael Lord, William Inett,Hugh Scott, and Thomas 

ULSTER.] K 



GG ARMAGH. 

Maule, were named Vicars Choral. The King granted 
to them eight townlands, anciently belonging to the dis 
solved Vicars of the said church, to be holden by them 
and their successors of His Majesty in pure and perpe 
tual alms ; the nomination and visitation of the said Prior 
and Vicars to be in the Lord Archbishop of Armagh and 
his successors, as anciently it was. [Rolls Office.] 

In 1G34 a new patent passed, for the foundation of 
the new College of King Charles in the cathedral church 
of St. Patrick s, Armagh, consisting of six Vicars Choral 
and an Organist. [Lib. Mun.] 

In 1723 Primate Lindsay obtained a license from 
the Crown, to endow the Corporation with lands to the 
value of 200 a year ; and to add four boys, or Choristers. 

Archbishop Boulter s " Orders for the Government of 
the Vicars Choral," made about A. D. 1725, are recorded 
in the Chapter Book. 

SUCCESSION. 



1627. ROBERT BURTON, Clerk, Prior,] 
GEORGE GOSSEN, 



NATHANAEL LORD, 
WILLIAM INETT, 



appointed by Royal 



Charter. 



HUGH SCOTT, 
THOMAS MAULE, 
I find no further names, nor notice, till the year 1695. 

1695. JOHN WORRALL, Clerk, ] 

^ V appointed on June 27th; and 

CHARLES TAYLOR, J J 

it is observed that ROBERT BURTON, Clerk, THOMAS 
THORNTON, and JOHN HAWKSHAW, Organist, are dead. 
[N. B. A John Worrall and a Charles Taylor were 
Vicars Choral of Christ Church, and of St. Patrick s, 
Dublin, at this time.] 



VICARS CHORAL. 67 

1701. JOHN STRANGE, Clerk, B. A. appointed September 
24th. In 1738 he was made Prebendary of Tynan. 

1701. BENTLEY STONE, Clerk, B. A. appointed November 
18th. 

1702. WILLIAM MARTIN, admitted November 10th. 
1709. DANIEL BURCHES, M. A. appointed November 7th. 

He published a Sermon on the King s Accession, 

preached in the Cathedral of Armagh. fao. Dublin, 1725. 

1722. JOSEPH BURCHES, 



THOMAS ELFORD, 
THOMAS CLARKE, 
LAURENCE MURPHY, 



were appointed on the same 
day, May 17th. 



RICHARD WALKER, 
172|. FRANCIS SOPER, appointed February 25th. 

WILLIAM LAYE, appointed March 23rd. 

1723. GEORGE PALMER, appointed February 29th. Here- 
signed in May, 1735. 

1731. ANDREW BIRKENHEAD, appointed February 5th. 
1733. SAMUEL GIBSON, Clerk, appointed September 19th. 
1735. RICHARD MOY, M. A. appointed November 28th. 
1740. JOHN CHURCH, appointed March 20th. 

JOHN BROWN. 

EDWARD HARCOURT. He died in 1767. 

1747. DANIEL HAFFEY, admitted September llth. 
JOSIAH BOUCHER, admitted same day. 

1748. JOSEPH WARD, admitted November 23rd. 

1749. RICHARD ENGLISH, Clerk, admitted October 9th. 
1755. THOMAS PITTINS, admitted May 15th. 

1758. HENRY JENNEY, Clerk, admitted August 30th. 

ARTHUR GRUEBER, Clerk, a Scholar of Trinity Col 
lege, Dublin. He was Master of the Armagh School 
from 1754 to 1786. In 1771 he became a Prebendary 
of Lismore. He resigned his place of Vicar-Choral on 
December 21st, 1774. 



68 ARMAGH. 

1759. JOHN MASON, admitted July 20th. 

1763. THOMAS ENGLISH, Clerk, admitted November 29th. 

1768. JOHN BUTLER. 

WILLIAM LODGE, Clerk, M. A. (afterwards LL. D.) 

He resigned in January, 1780, for the rectory of Derry- 
noose. In 1790 he became Chancellor. 

1774. ROBERT BARNES, Organist, .resigned his place, and 
was appointed a Vicar Choral. 

RICHARD ALLOTT, M. A. Prebendary of Tynan, ad 
mitted December 21st. 

1780. THOMAS QUIN, Clerk, B. A. admitted January llth. 

In 1782 he resigned, on being made Prebendary of 

Loughgall. 
1782. ISAAC ASHE, Clerk, B. A. appointed May 1st. He 

resigned in 1790, and became Rector of Tamlacht. He 

drew up the Statistical Account of that parish, which is 

printed in Mason s Parochial Survey. 

ROBERT MATTHEWS, appointed same day. 

1784. DAVID HAMILTON, appointed March 30th. 

1790. DANIEL KELLY, Clerk, B. A. appointed July 13th. 

1795. ROBERT RICE, appointed June 6th. 

1796. JOHN JONES, appointed July 19th, 
1799. JOHN GARBETT, appointed October 15th. 
1801. THOMAS WEBBE, appointed November 19th. 

WILLIAM BALL, Clerk, appointed same day. 

1804. THOMAS CARPENDALE, appointed August 21st. 

1808. JOHN GARBETT [Quaere?]. 

1810. THOMAS CARPENDALE QUIN, appointed December 

24th. 
1814. ALEXANDER HAYES RYAN, Clerk, appointed August 

27th. 

181-. ROBERT BARNES. 

1816. RICHARD ALLOTT, M. A. Prsecentor of the Cathedral. 
1818. GEORGE SCOTT. 



ORGANISTS. 69 

182G. W. MACLEAN, Clerk, appointed August 29th. In 
1830 he became Rector of Newtown Hamilton ; and in 
1840 was made Prebendary of Tynan. 

1829. JOSIAH FRANCIS FLAVELL, Clerk, M. A. appointed 
September 8th. 

1834. RICHARD QUIN, Clerk. 



ORGANISTS. 

As the Charter of King Charles, of the year 163 J, appointed 
an Organist as a Member of the Corporation and College 
of Vicars Choral, I give the succession here, so far as it 
can be traced. 

163|. JOHN HAWKSHAW. It is not known when he vacated 
the place ; nor does it appear to have been filled up 
until the year 1695, at which time he is reported to be 
dead, and another appointment took place. 

1695. ROBERT HODGE, appointed June 27th. 

1711. WILLIAM TOOLE, appointed December llth. 

1722. SAMUEL BETTRIDGE, appointed May 26th. 

1752. JOHN WOFFINGTON, appointed May 14th. 

1759. ROBERT BARNES, appointed February . Here- 
signed in 1774, and became a Vicar Choral. 

1774. LANGRISHE DOYLE. In 1781 he became a Vicar 
Choral of St. Patrick s, Dublin. 

1782. RICHARD LANGDON. 

1794. JOHN CLARKE WHITFIELD. 

1797. JOHN JONES. 

1816. FREDERIC WILLIAM HORNCASTLE. 

1822. ROBERT TURLE. He is the present Organist. 



70 CLOGHER. 



DIOCESE OF CLOGHER. 

It is stated that the Cathedral of Clogher was founded by 
St. Patrick, before he fixed his see at Armagh ; and Jo- 
celyn, one of his biographers, affirms that Patrick him 
self governed it for some years. The Registers of 
Clogher, however, assert Ma Cartin to have been the 
first prelate. This see is often called the bishopric of 
" Uriel" or " Oriel" by the Irish annalists, and sometimes 
" the bishopric of Lough Erne." 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

The only seal of this diocese engraved in Harris s Ware 
represents a bishop seated, holding a pastoral staff. It 
bears no date, nor the name of any prelate. The en 
graver has added the words INSIGNIA CLOGHORENSIA. 

TAXATIONS OF THE BISHOPRIC AND THE CHAPTER. 

1. A. D. 1291. By Authority of Pope Nicholas IV. (?) 
Porcio episcopi Clochor. tax- 

atur ad xxxviii. marc Dec. xxxix. 8 ij. d 

Porcio Decani, iii. marc Dec. iiii. 8 

Porcio Magistri Salomon Ca- 

nonici Clogher, . . . i. marc Dec. xvi. d 

Ecclesia de Dunagh (qu. Fin- 

donagh Preb. ?) . . . i. marc Dec. xvi. d 

2. A.D. 1616. By Commissioners of King James I. 
Episcopatus Clochorensis ita taxatur. 
In comitatu Monaghan, 140 

Tyrone, 18^ 35Q 

Donegal, 174 

Abbatia Clochorensis, 18. 



BISHOPS. 71 

s. d. 

Decanatus Cloclior 200 

Archidiaconatus, 35 

Cancellariatus, *: 26 13 4 

Praecentoriatus, 1368 

Rectoria (Prebend.) de Devenishe, 13 6 8 

( ) de Donacave, 10 

,, ( ) de Kilskerry, 6 13 4 

( ) de Teliallen, 600 

Vicaria (Preb.) de Tolcarberd, 300 

All sterling money. 

BISHOPS. 

1. 493 to 506. MACARTIN, called also FERDACHRIOCH, was 

of a noble family, and was one of the earliest and most 
constant companions of St. Patrick. He fixed his see 
at Clogher, and also built a monastery there. He died 
in 506, and was buried in his churchyard. After his 
death there is but an imperfect account of his successors 
till the twelfth century. In Harris s Ware two lists are 
given, differing in several particulars : I follow that 
which Sir James Ware copied from the old Registry of 
the See of Clogher. 

2. 506. TIGERNACH, who was called Legate of Ireland, suc 
ceeded. He fixed his see at Cluain (Clunis, Clownis, 
or Clunes) in the diocese of Clogher. He died on 5th 
April, A. D. 548, 549, or 550. 

3. 550. ST. SINELL is said to have succeeded. 

4. DEODEAGHA MAC CAIRVILL. 

5. FELIM or FEIDLIMID succeeded. He was buried 

in the church of Clunes, in the tomb of St. Tigernach. 

6. ST. ULTAN, a relative of St. Macartin, succeeded. 

He is said to have been buried at Clogher, near the grave 
of Macartin. 

7. SETHNE. 



72 CLOGHER. 

8. EARCH. 

9. ElRGLEAN. 

10. CEDACH. 

11. . CRIMIR-RODAN. Of which five prelates, as well 

as many of their successors, nothing is now known except 
their names. 

12. ST. LASERIAN or MO-LAISRE, Abbat of Devenish 

in Lough Erne, succeeded. He died, it is said by some, 
in 571 ; by others, in 563. 

13. TIGERNA (or ALTIGERNA, or ALTIGREN.) 

[St. ENNA (or ENDE) M CoNAiL : a manifest error. 
See Ware.] 

14. RONAN, the son of Aedh Dubh, King of Ergal, 

succeeded. 

15. 635. ST. AIDAN or AEDAN, a celebrated personage, went 
over to Great Britain in this year ; where he converted 
the Northumbrians, and was made the first Bishop of 
Lindisfarne. [See Bede s History.] He died on 31st 
August, 651. 

16. 640. MAELCOB (or MAELCAB), the son of Hugh, King 
of Ireland, was Bishop in this year. 

17. ST. ADAMNANUS, called "Legate of Ireland," suc 
ceeded. Ware is uncertain whether this were the Abbat 
of Hy who is mentioned with great respect by Vene 
rable Bede. 

18. DIANACH. 

[ALTIGREN. See above.] 

[ST. KIARAN of Clonmacnois. A manifest error : see 
Ware.] 

19. - - CONALL. 

20. AIRMEADACH (or ERMEDUS) ; who is said to have 

written " The Life of St. Patrick." 

21. 731. FAELDOBAR died. 

22. CONACHT. 



BISHOPS. 73 

23. - MAEL-MOCHAIR. 

24. -- SYNACH. 



25. - ARTGAIL M DAIRIN. 

26. - CAIRBRE. 

27. - MAELDUIN. 

28. - DERMOT. 

29. - CONAID. 

30. - MORAIND. 

31. - DUBROITH. 

32. 898. AILIL (or AILILD), called by the annalists " scribe, 
bishop, and abbat," died. 

33. - CAIRBRE II. 
34. 



35. 929. CENFAOLAD (or CENFAIL), " Comorban of Clunes 
and Clogher," died (on April 7th ?) 

36. - CONAID II. 

37. - TOMULTACH. 

38. - CELLACH. 

39. - MUREGACH (probably MUREDACH). 

40. ODO O BuiciL. 

41. 1126. MUREDACH MAC MAEL IOSA,O CUILLEAN was slain 
in this year. 

42. 1126. CHRISTIAN O MORGAIR, brother of St. Malachi, 
Archbishop of Armagh, succeeded. In his time the 
Pope assigned the " Quarta pars Episcopalis" of the 
tithes to the Bishop of Clogher. He is highly spoken 
of by St. Bernard and others for wisdom and piety. He 
died on June 12th, 1138, or 1139, and was buried at 
Armagh. 

43. 1139. EDAN (or ODO) O KELLY (or HUGH O KELLAIDY), 
was elected bishop, and sat about forty-two years. He 
died in 1180 or 1182, and was buried in an abbey of 
Canons Regular, which he had partly founded, at Louth. 
The Annals of the Four Masters call him " the chief 

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74 CLOGHER. 

Canon of Ireland ;" and he is also styled " the Superior 
of all the regular Clergy in Ireland." [O Flaherty s 
MSS.] 

44. 1182. MAELISA (or MALACHI) O CARROLL succeeded. 
Shortly afterwards he was elected Archbishop of Ar 
magh ; and died on his way to Rome, to obtain confir 
mation of his new dignity. The Four Masters place his 
death in 1187. 

45. 1184. CHRISTIAN O MACTURAN, Abbat of Clones, suc 
ceeded. After sitting here seven years, he died in 1191. 

46. 1191. MAELISA MAC MAEL KIARAN, son of Bishop Mac 
Mael Kiaran, Abbat of Mellifont, succeeded. He sat 
only four years. 

47. 1195. TIGERNACH MAC GILLA RON AN, an Augustinian 
Canon, head of that order in Ireland, succeeded. He died 
in 1218, and was buried in St. Mary s Abbey, Louth. 

48. 1218. DONAT OTiDABRA succeeded. He built a palace 
at Clogher. In 1227 he was translated to Armagh. 

49. 1227. NEHEMIAH O BROGAN succeeded. At his death 
there was a design of uniting this See with Armagh ; 
but it was reserved for the nineteenth century to put 
such a design into execution ! He died in 1240. 

50. 1240. DAVID O BROGAN (brother of the last prelate), a 
Cistercian monk of Mellifont, succeeded. During his 
time the see was greatly despoiled ; first, by the Bishop 
ofDerry, and secondly by the Archbishops of Armagh, 
who forcibly wrested from it those churches which had 
formerly constituted the see of Louth, which for two 
centuries or more had been united to Clogher. This 
violence broke the heart of Bishop David ; who, after 
firm but fruitless resistance, sunk under his troubles in 
the year 1267, and was buried in Mellifont Abbey. 

51. 1268. MICHAEL MAC-ANTSAIR (or MAC INTYRE), Offi 
cial of Armagh, was forcibly intruded by the Archbishop 



BISHOPS. 75 

of Armagh, although the Chapter had elected another 
person. He built a new palace for his successors ; and 
after governing the see seventeen (or nineteen) years, 
was buried in an abbey at Clogher. 

52. 1287. MATTHEW MAC CATHASAID, Chancellor of Ar 
magh, was unanimously elected Bishop ; and was conse 
crated in the abbey of Lisgoole, in the county of Fer 
managh, on 29th June, by the Bishop of Dromore, 
assisted by the Bishop of Raphoe and the suffragan 
Bishop of Kells. He proved a great benefactor to his see ; 
erected two see-houses ; and rebuilt and enriched the 
cathedral with various presents. After governing the 
diocese about twenty-eight years, he died in 1316, and 
was buried in his church. 

53. 1316. GELASIUS O BANAN, Abbat of Cluain-eois, or 
Clones, held this bishopric three years, and died in 
1319. 

54. 1320. NICHOLAS MAC-CATHASAID, Archdeacon of 
Clogher, was elected in February, 1319, and was con 
secrated the following year, at Lisgoole, by the Bishop 
of Derry, the Metropolitan being abroad at that time. 
He governed the see thirty-six years. He died in the 
autumn of 1356, and was buried in his cathedral. 

55. 1356. BERNARD (or BRYAN) MAC CAMAILL, Archdeacon 
of Clogher, succeeded by the Pope s provision. He died 
of the plague, which then raged terribly at Clogher, 
either in 1358 or 1361. 

56. 1361. MATTHEW MAC-CATHASAID II. (nephew of the 
Bishop, his namesake), who, like his two next predeces 
sors, was Archdeacon of Clogher, was elected Bishop by 
the Dean and Chapter, and was consecrated in the pu 
rish church of Dromin-easglan. He sat but a short 
time. 



76 CLOGHER. 

57. 136-. ODO (or HUGH) O NEAL, Chancellor of Armagh, 
succeeded. He died on 27th July, 1370. 

58. (1370.) O CoRCORAN, D. C. L. a Cistercian monk, suc 
ceeded by the Pope s provision. 

59. 1389. ARTHUR MAC-CAMHAILL, or MAC CAGHWELL, 
Archdeacon of this diocese, was consecrated its Bishop 
in 1389. He was a person "of gravity and learning," 
and actively exerted himself in restoring the extensive 
ravages made in his cathedral and city by a fire. Some 
Constitutions made by him are still extant. He go 
verned the see during forty-three years, and died on 
10th August, 1432. 

60. 1432. PETER MAGUIRE, Archdeacon of Clogher, suc 
ceeded, both by election and the provision of the Pope. 
He resigned about the year 1449, and in 1450 died at 
Cleenish, and was buried at Lisgoole. [Four Masters.] 

61. 1449. ROGER or Ross MAGUIRE, third son of a petty 
prince of Fermanagh, succeeded by the Pope s provision, 
and was consecrated at Drogheda by the Primate. He 
sat about thirty -four years ; and, dying in 1483, was bu 
ried in the church of Achalurcher, in the county of 
Fermanagh. The Four Masters speak of him as a man 
distinguished for piety, wisdom, and hospitality. 

62. 1484. EDMUND COURCY, D. D. a Franciscan friar, de 
scended from the noble family of De Courcy, was con 
secrated Bishop in this year. He is thought to have 
been the first Englishman who sat in this See. He 
warmly took the King s part against the pretender Per- 
kin Warbeck, and thereby became a great favorite of 
Henry VII. After sitting here ten years, the Pope 
translated him to Ross, in 1494. 

63. 150f . NEHEMIAH CLONIN, a Benedictine (or Augusti- 
nian) monk, was made Bishop by the Pope, on January 



BISHOPS. 77 

24th, 150, after a vacancy of eight years from Courcy s 
translation ; but, for some reasons not fully explained, he 
was induced to resign the see on 29th August in the 
next year. 

64. 150f. PATRICK O CoNALLY, Abbat of Clones, succeeded, 
by the Pope s provision. But before he could establish 
himself in his diocese, he was cut off by the plague, 
within a few days after his return from Rome to Ireland. 

65. 1505. EUGENE MAC CAMAILL (MAC CAGHWELL), Dean 
of Clogher, was appointed by the Pope in this year, but 
was not consecrated till 1508. He died in 1515, and 
was buried in his cathedral. 

66. 1519. PATRICK CULIN, an Augustinian hermit, Prior 
of St. John without Newgate, Dublin, which post he 
held with his bishopric till 1531, was elected by the 
Dean and Chapter, after a vacancy of four years. He 

f was considered a man well learned in Antiquities, and 
also in poetry ; and, with the aid of his Archdeacon, Ro 
ger Cassidy, compiled a Registry of Antiquities from the 
ancient documents of his see. He composed a metrical 
hymn in praise of St. Macartin, which is still extant. 
In 1528 the Pope gave him a dispensation from resi 
dence, on account of the poverty of his see, which had 
been so wasted in the wars that it was not worth more 
than eighty ducats per annum. [Reg. Cromer.] He 
died in 1534, and was buried in his cathedral. 

67. 1542. HUGH O CERVALLAN was promoted by the Pope ; 
and was confirmed, or rather was re-appointed, by King 
Henry VIII. in October, 1542 [after a vacancy of about 
eight years]. He was sitting in October, 1557; but 
when he vacated is not known. 

68. 1570. MILER MAGRATH, a Franciscan friar, was by the 
Pope made Bishop of Down ; but, having professed him- 



78 CLOGHER. 

self a Protestant, he was appointed to this see by Queen 
Elizabeth, on September 10th, 1570. In the following 
year he was translated to Cashel [and perhaps was al 
lowed by the Queen to retain this see, from which little 
or no profit could be had, by reason of the ravages caused 
by long continued wars in these parts of Ireland.] 

69. 1605. GEORGE MoNTGOMERY(a), D.D. a Scotchman, 
Dean of Norwich, was advanced to this see (which had 
long been vacant, through its impoverished state), by 
King James I. who at the same time, out of his great 
bounty, gave him likewise the sees of Derry and of Ra- 
phoe. His patent bears date June 13th. In 1610 he 
resigned these two last-named sees, and took on him the 
administration of that of Meath instead. King James 
having afterwards endowed the bishopric of Clogherwith 
the lands belonging formerly to the Abbey of Clogher, 
by patent dated llth December, 1610, its poverty was 
converted into affluence. Bishop Montgomery died on 
15th January, 162^ ; and was buried at Ardbraccan in 
the county of Meath. 

70. 1621. JAMES SPOTTISWOOD, D. D. another native of 
Scotland (brother of John Spottiswood, Archbishop of 
St. Andrew s), succeeded, by patent dated 22nd October. 
On the death of Archbishop Hamilton of St. Andrew s, 
in 1629, the King would have promoted Spottiswood to 
that archbishopric; and a letter of Privy Seal, dated 
April 20th, was issued for that purpose ; but it appears 
that the Bishop declined the advancement. He wrote a 
treatise, entitled " St. Patrick s Purgatory ;" also " The 
Execution of Neshech," &c. (being a discourse upon 
usury) 4to. Edinburgh, 1616; and "A briefe Memorial 

(a) It is noticed in the Ulster Inquisitions, dated 1608, that it was cus 
tomary for the Bishop of Clogher to visit his diocese twice a year, viz. in May 
and at " Allhallotide." 



BISHOPS. 79 

of his own Life and Death" [except the last four pages], 
and of the troubles he fell into in Ireland, &c. This was 
published from a manuscript in the Auchinleck Library, 
by Sir A. Boswell, 4to. Edinburgh, 1811. He died at 
Westminster, in March, 164J. 

71. 1645. HENRY JONES, D. D. (son of Lewis Jones, Bishop 
of Killaloe) Dean of Kilmore, was appointed by patent 
dated October 27th; and was consecrated in Christ 
Church, Dublin, on 9th November, 1645. His patent 
allowed him to hold the archdeaconry of Killaloe, and 
other preferments, in commendam. In 1646 he was ap 
pointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dublin. 
On the King s Restoration, he was translated to Meath ; 
where see further particulars concerning him. 

72. 1661. JOHN LESLEY, D. D. a native of Scotland, edu 
cated first at Aberdeen, and afterwards at Oxford, was 
made Bishop of the Orkney Islands; from whence he 
was translated to Raphoe in 1633, where he made him 
self extremely useful during the Rebellion of 1641, and 
in fact was the only bishop who remained in Ireland 
under the usurpation of Cromwell. He was appointed 
Bishop of Clogher on 17th June, 1661 ; and again by a se 
cond patent, dated the 27th of the same month. He was 
a man of great talents and varied accomplishments ; a 
sound churchman, and in high favor with the King. He 
wrote (says Ware) on the Art of Memory, and several 
other curious and learned treatises; but all were de 
stroyed, together with his library, containing many valu 
able manuscripts, " partly by the Irish, and partly by 
King William s army, in 1690." He died at his seat, 
Castle Lesley, in September, 1671, aged 100 years or 
more, having been upwards of fifty years a bishop ; and 
was there interred in the parish church. 

73. 1671. ROBERT LESLEY, D. D. Bishop of Raphoe, was 



80 CLOGHER. 

translated to Clogher on 26th October. He died on Au 
gust 10th in the following year, at Ballygawley, and 
was interred in the Cathedral of Clogher. His benefac 
tions and bequests are mentioned in Ware s History. 

74. 1672. ROGER BOYLE, D. D. Bishop of Down and Con 
nor, succeeded, by patent dated 19th September. He 
was a prelate of great learning, and an unblameable life. 
He contributed to the rebuilding of the church of Car- 
rick Mac Ross, which had been ruined in the Rebellion 
of 1641. See more of him and his writings, among the 
Bishops of Down. He died at Clones, on 26th Novem 
ber, 1687; and was buried in the church of Clones. 
After his death King James II. made no appointment, 
but applied the revenues of the see to the payment of 
his Popish bishops. 

75. 169*. RICHARD TENNISON, D. D. Bishop of Killalaand 
Achonry, was translated to Clogher, on 26th February. 
He was a zealous and constant preacher, " whereby he 
reduced many Dissenters to the Church," and was a 
great benefactor to his see. In 1697 he was translated to 
Meath. 

76. 1697. ST. GEORGE ASHE, D. D. Bishop of Cloyne, suc 
ceeded, by patent dated 25th June. In 1702 he was ap 
pointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dublin. 
He repaired and improved the see-house and lands. In 
1716 he was translated to Deny. See his writings 
among the Bishops of Cloyne. 

77. 1717. JOHN STEARNE, D. D. Bishop of Dromore, was 
translated hither, on March 30th. He had been Dean 
of St. Patrick s, Dublin ; and was Vice-Chancellor of 
the University, to which he gave the munificent do 
nation of 1200, for the erection and furnishing of a 
printing-house; ten exhibitions; all his printed books 
of which they had not already copies, and his valuable 



BISHOPS. 81 

collection of manuscripts. The other instances of his 
munificence are recorded with due honor in Bishop 
Mant s History of the Irish Church, and are shortly 
summed up in a note at the foot of this page(a). He 
has published 

1. Tractatus de Visitatione Infirmorum. 12. Dub- 
linii, 1697. Lond. 1700. 

2. Concio ad Clerum. 4 to . Dublinii, 1704. 

He died on 6th June, 1745, aged eighty-five years. 
There is a mezzotinto portrait of him, from a picture by 
Thomas Carlton, an artist of Dublin. 

(a) It would be unpardonable not to notice briefly here his munificent public 
charities and legacies ; among which are : 

80 per annum to a Catechist, to be chosen by the clergy of Dublin every 
third year. 

40 per annum to the chaplain of Steevens s Hospital, Dublin. 

His estate at Ballough, County Dublin, after the deaths of his nephew and his 
sisters, to Steevens s Hospital. 

20 per annum out of the above estate, to Mercer s Alms-houses, Dublin. 

200 to the same Alms-houses, built and endowed for bringing up twenty-five 
poor girls as household servants. 

40 per annum to the Lying-in Hospital, Dublin. 

100 per ann. for binding apprentices five sons of deceased poor Clergymen. 

400 to the Blue Coat Hospital, Dublin. 

600 to Dean Swift s Hospital for Lunatics. 

100 towards building a spire on St. Patrick s cathedral. 

50 per annum between ten Exhibitions in Trinity College, Dublin, poor 

scholars from the diocese of Clogher to have the preference. 

30 per annum to increase the fund of Mr. Chetwood s charity. 

His remaining books (see above), to Archbishop Marsh s Library, Dublin, such 
as were wanting there, and the rest to the Curates of his diocese. 

2000 to the Trustees of First Fruits, for the purchase of Glebes or impropri- 
ate tithes ; one-third of the yearly value to be remitted to the incumbent during 
his residence, the other two- thirds to be paid to the Trustees until they shall have 
been reimbursed the purchase- money, which is then to be employed for the benefit 
of some other incumbent. 

1500, or 2000, at the discretion of his executors, towards finishing the 
Cathedral of Clogher. 

If any surplus of his property remain, the same to be applied to any charitable 

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82 CLOGHER. 

78. 1745. ROBERT CLAYTON, D. D., Bishop of Cork, &c. 
was translated to this see by patent dated August 26th. 
(See some account of him and his writings among the 
Bishops of Cork.) In 1751 he was recommended by the 
Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant, for the archbishopric 
of Tuam, then vacant by the death of Archbishop Hort; 
but was rejected by the King. He died of fever in Dub 
lin, on 26th February, 1758, aged 64; and was buried 
at Donnybrook, near Dublin, under a stone inscribed as 
follows : 

Here lyeth y e Body of 
DOCTOR ROBERT CLAYTON, Lord Bishop of Clogher, 

who was born in the year 1695, 
and was elected Fellow of Trinity College in 1714. 



purpose which his executors may approve, and especially towards the support of 
Blind Children. 

The foregoing catalogue of most liberal donations exhibits the same Christian 
spirit which animated a dignitary of the English church a few years previously to 
Bishop Stearne s bequests. In Chester cathedral, on a plain stone tablet fixed in 
the wall of the north aisle, we read the following inscription : 

Near this place lies the body of 
DR. JAMES ARDERNE, of this county, 

a while Dean of this Church : 
who, tho he bore more than a common affection 

to his private relations, 
yet gave the substance of his bequeathable estate 

to this Cathedral : 
which gift his will was should be mentioned, 

that Clergymen may consider 
whether it be not a sort of sacrilege 
to sweep away all, from the Church 

and charity, 
into the possession of their Lay kindred 

who are not needy. 
Dat: Oct: 27, 1688. 

This plain monument, with the above inscription, 

upon this cheap stone, is according to the 

express words of Dean Arderne s Will. 



BISHOPS. 83 

He resigned his Fellowship in the year 1728 ; 

and the same year 

married Katherine, daughter of Lord Chiefe 

Baron Donnellan. He was promoted to the 

Bishoprick of Killala in the year 1729, 

and died in 1758, 

In the 64th year of his age. 

To enumerate all his good amiable qualities 

Would take up too much roome 

For this place. 

His character as a Christian, and abilities 
as a writer, appear by his works. 
He lived esteemed by good men, 

He died regretted by many, 
Most lamented by his afflicted widow. 

79. 1758. JOHN GARNETT, D.D. Bishop of Ferns, &c. was 
translated by Patent dated April 4th. He died in Dub 
lin, on March 1st, 1782, aged 73. 

80. 1782. SIE JOHN HOTHAM, Bart. D. D. Bishop of Ossory, 
succeeded, by patent dated May 17th. He was enthroned 
by proxy, on June llth. He died of a paralytic stroke, 
at Bath, on 3rd November, 1795; and was buried at 
Dalton, in Yorkshire. 

81. 1796. WILLIAM FOSTER, D. D. (a son of Chief Baron 
Foster, and brother of the Speaker of the Irish House 
of Commons), Bishop of Kilmore, succeeded, by patent 
dated January 21st. He sat but a very short time, dying 
in 1797. 

82. 1798. JOHN PORTER, D. D. Bishop of Killala, was trans 
lated to Clogher, by patent dated December 30th. He 
died at Clogher, in July 1819, and was there interred. 

83. 1819. RIGHT HON. LORD JOHN GEORGE BERESFORD, 
D. D. Bishop of Raphoe, succeeded, by patent dated 
September 25th. In 1820 he was translated to the arch 
bishopric of Dublin; and in 1822 to the Primacy. 

84. 1820. HON. PERCY JOCELYN, D. D. Bishop of Ferns, 



84 CLOGHER. 

was translated by King s letter, dated April 3rd. In 
1822 he was deprived. He died at Edinburgh, in De 
cember,* 1843; and was buried in the new cemetery 
there. 

85. 1822. RIGHT HON. LORD ROBERT PONSONBY TOTTEN 
HAM LOFTUS, Bishop of Ferns, was translated by patent 
dated December 21st; admitted December 30th. He 
is the present Bishop. 

The Church Temporalities Act has provided, that at 
the next avoidance the see of Clogher shall be united 
to that of Armagh. 



ANCIENT BISHOPS OF LOUTH. 

It is stated by Ware, in his Life of St. Patrick, that Pa 
trick had intended to plant a church, and fix a bishop s 
see, at Louth; but was prevented by the religious 
Mocthe, who, arriving from Britain about this time, set 
about building a church here, and became himself the 
first Bishop of Louth. At a period now unknown, but 
supposed to be in the eleventh century, the bishopric of 
Louth was united to that of Clogher. 

Lists of the Abbats have been preserved by the Irish 
Annalists ; some among them are called also Bishops ; 
but none appear with that title after the year 1044. 

A. D. 534. MOCTEUS, or MOCHTALUGH, a Briton, first Abbat 
and Bishop, died on August 19th. If this date be cor 
rect, he must have been more than ninety years a Bishop. 

820. EOCHA MAC TUATHAIL, or O TooLE, "Anchorite, Bi 
shop, and Abbat," died. 

823. CUANA, CUANACH, or CUANAN, a man celebrated for 
his learning, died in this or the following year. 



BISHOPS OF LOUTH. 85 

860. FIONAN, "Bishop of Cluan Caoin (Clonkeen), or 
Loutli," died. 

871. COENCOMRAGH, " Bishop and Abb at of Louth," died, 
on July 23rd. The death of the same person is again re 
corded by the Four Masters, at the year 898. Quaere ? 

878. CRUNMAOL, " Bishop of Louth, a holy Anchorite," 
died. 

936. MOELPATRICK, or PATRICIANUS, MAC BROIN, " Bishop 
of Louth," died. 

948. FINNACHTA MAC ECTIGERN, " Bishop, Scribe, and 
Abbat of Louth," died. He was principal procurator 
for the church of Armagh, in the southern parts of the 
province. 

1044. MoEL-MocTHEus, or MOCTINIANUS, " Bishop of 
Louth," died. 

[These names are given from the lists in Harris s 
Ware, and Archdall s Monasticon.] 



DEANS OF LOUTH. 

1065. DONELL, Dean of Louth, died. [Archdall] 
1081. O RoBHARTAiGH, Dean of Louth, died. [Ibid.] 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

It appears, that anciently the Chapter consisted of twelve Ca 
nons, of whom the Dean and the Archdeacon were two. 
Bishop Montgomery, without either warrant from the 



86 CLOGHER. 

King, or consent of the clergy, made some alterations in 
the Corporation, adding a Praecentor and a Chancel 
lor^) [or rather conferring those dignities on two of 
the Canons]. At present the Chapter consists of a Dean, 
Archdeacon, Precentor, Chancellor, and five Prebenda 
ries. 

See a letter from King Charles I. to the Earl of 
Falkland, Lord Lieutenant, directing letters patent to 
be issued for a Corporation, &c. dated April 20th, 1629. 

SEAL. 

A Seal of the Dean and Chapter, bearing the date 1738, is 
engraved in Harris s Ware. 

DEANS. 

1390. PETER O HEOGHAIN, " Dean of Lough Erne" (quaere, 
Clogher?) died. [Four Masters.] 

1414. DONAL O HEOGHAIN, " Dean of Lough Erne," died on 
October 5th. [Ibid.] 

1427 to 1435. PHILIP is Dean. [Reg. Swayne.] 

1458. JOHN M*KATHMOYLL, or MAC CAM^EIL, a Canon of 
Armagh, is Dean. [Reg. Prene.] 

1498. CHARLES MAGUIRE, a Canon of Armagh, author of 
the "Annals of Ulster," &c. became Dean (quaere, Arch 
deacon ?) of Clogher. He died on 23rd March, 1498. 
[Ware s Writers.] 

1505. EUGENE M<CAMAEIL, or M CAMAILL, Dean, was this 
year raised to the see of Clogher. [Ware.] 

1508. WILLIAM M CAGHWELL, or M<CAM.EIL (brother of the 
Bishop of Clogher), died. [Four Masters.] 

1530. ODO. It is recorded in the Register of Primate Cro- 

() Return by Bishop Spottiswood, dated 1622. [MS. Marsh.] 



DEANS. 87 

mcr, at Armagh, that Arthur M Camhaill, or M Cagh- 
well, was named for this deanery ; but, he being found 
unfit, it was given to Odo, on June 15th. 

160G. ROBERT OPENSHAWE, M. A. appointed July 7th. 
[Rot. Pat. 4 Jac. I.] He afterwards became Dean of 
Connor. 

1617. ROBERT BARCLAY, BARKLEY, or BERKELEY, M. A. 
(ordained deacon and priest on May 9th, 1606), pre 
sented by patent dated April 20th [Rot. Pat. 15 Jac. 
I.] ; installed May 21st. 

1621. DONALD CLOGH is said to be Dean. [Rot. Pat. 19 
Jac. I.] I think this is a mis-reading for " Robert 
Clogh." (i. e. Robert, Dean of Clogher) ; for Barkley ap 
pears as Dean in 1622, &c. to 1634. 

1634. ROBERT BARKLEY, B. D. appears to have been again 
presented, on December 13th. [Lib. Mun.] 

166^. JOHN HUDSON, B. D. a native of England, was Rector 
of Louth, when he was presented to this deanery, on 
February 13th. He was installed on March 6th. [Reg. 
Armagh.] In 1667 he was raised to the see of Elphin. 

[1662. One THOMAS GOWEN appears as claiming the dean 
ery, but never was in possession. [Vis. Book.] 

1667. JOHN ROANE, D. D. a native of Wales, educated at 
Oxford, became chaplain to Primate Margetson, and 
Rector of Louth, and Vicar of St. Peter s, Drogheda. His 
patent is dated August 19th; he was instituted August 
27th. (FF.) In 1675 he was raised to the bishopric of 
Killaloe. 

1675. RICHARD TENNISON, M. A. chaplain to the Earl of 
Essex, Lord Lieutenant, succeeded by patent dated 
April 29th. He was instituted June 8th. (FF.) In 
1681 he was advanced to the bishopric of Killala, and 
afterwards to Clogher, and to Meath. 



88 CLOGHER. 

1682. JOSEPH WILLIAMS, M. A. (afterwards D. D.) Patent, 
April 20th. [Lib. Mun.] He was instituted May 20th. 
(FF.) He died in 1716. 

1716. WILLIAM GORE, M. A. Archdeacon; Patent, June 
7th (FF.) ; instituted June 9th. He resigned in 1724. 

1724. JONATHAN SMEDLEY, M. A. Patent, April 13th. 
[Reg. Armagh.] He was instituted June 24th. He 
resigned in 1727. He published the following pieces: 

1. A Sermon, on the Queen s Accession. 8vo. Lon 
don, 1714. 

2. A Sermon, on the Anniversary of the Irish Mas 
sacre. 4to. London, 1715. 

3. A Sermon, on January 30th. 8vo. London, 1716. 

4. A Sermon, on the Birthday of the Prince of 
Wales. 4to. London, 1716. 

5. A Specimen of an universal view of all the emi 
nent writers on Holy Scripture. Folio, 1728. 

172^. PASCHAL DUCASSE, D. D. Dean of Ferns. Patent, 

February 29th [Lib. Mun.] ; instituted March 6th. 

(FF.) He died in 1730. 
1730. EDWARD CRESSETT, M. A. Patent, July 4th (FF.) ; 

instituted August 8th. (FF.) Quaere, did he afterwards 

become Bishop of Llandaff ? 
173^. JOHN COPPING ; instituted May 25th. (FF.) He 

published a Visitation Sermon, on Titus, iii. 1. 4to. 

Dublin, 1739. 
1743. WILLIAM LANGTON, M. A. presented by King s letter 

on April 23rd [Lib. Mun.] ; instituted September 24th. 

(FF.) He died in 1761. 
1761. EDWARD YOUNG, M. A. an Englishman, a Fellow of 

Trinity College, Cambridge, became chaplain to the 

Earl of Halifax, Lord Lieutenant. He was presented 

on September 29th ; was instituted December 31st (FF.) 



DEANS. 89 

and installed, by proxy, on 28th January, 1762. In 
1763 he was raised to the bishopric of Dromore, and in 
1765 was translated to Ferns. 

1768. RICHARD WOODWARD, LL. I), was an Englishman, 
educated at Wadham College, Oxford. He was pre 
sented on August 27th; instituted December 10th; in 
stalled 31st January, 1764. In 1772 he became Chan 
cellor of St. Patrick s, Dublin; and in 1781 was raised 
to the bishopric of Cloyne, where see further particulars. 

1781. CADOGAN KEATINGE,M.A. Chancellor of St. Patrick s, 
Dublin ; presented March 2nd ; instituted next day, He 
died in 1799. 

1799. RIGHT HONORABLE LORD JOHN GEORGE BERESFORD, 
M. A. (third son of the first Marquess of Waterford) ; 
presented December 23rd ; instituted and installed 1st 
February, 1800. In 1801 he became Rector of Termon 
Maguirk in the diocese of Armagh. In 1805 he was 
raised to the bishopric of Cork, and from thence succes 
sively to Raphoe, Clogher, Dublin, and Armagh. 

1805. RICHARD BAGWELL, M. A. was presented on February 
21st, and instituted on March 27th. (FF.) He was 
likewise Prrecentor of Cashel. He died on December 
25th, 1825. 

1826. HONORABLE ROBERT WILLIAM HENRY MAUDE, M.A. 
(third son of the first Viscount Hawarden) ; presented, 

; instituted May 27th. (FF.) He is the present 

Dean. 



ARCHDEACONS. 

1268. REGINALD MAC GILLAFININ, Archdeacon, was elected 
by the Chapter to be their bishop in this year: but the 
election was set aside by the Primate. [Ware.] 

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90 CLOGHER 

1319. NICHOLAS MAC CATHASAID, Archdeacon, was this year 
elected bishop of the diocese, which he governed thirty- 
six years. [Ware.] 

1356. BERNARD (or BRIEN) MAC CAMAEIL was raised to the 
see of Clogher this year. [Ibid.] 

1356. MATTHEW MAC CATHASAID succeeded. In 1361 he 
was elected bishop. [Ibid.] 

1361. MALACHI M c GuiRE succeeded. He died in 1367. 
[MS. Trin. Coll. Dubl. F. i. 18.] 

1367. ARTHUR MAC CAMAEIL. In 1389 he became bishop. 
[Ware.] 

1423. MAURICE M c GuiRE died on April 26th. [MS. Trin. 
Coll. Dubl.] The Four Masters style him Archdeacon 
of Clogher, parson of Aghalurcher, Lord of Clcenish 
and of Rossory. 

1423. PETER MAGUIRE, his successor, was raised to the bi 
shopric in 1432. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1444. MORIERTACH MAGENIS (or MuRTOCH MAC MANUS, 

Four Masters, A. D. 1441), died. [MS. Trin. Coll. 
Dubl. F. i. 1 8.] 

14 ? CATHAL (CHARLES) MAC GUIRE, Author of the 
" Annals of Ulster." [Note to Four Masters, p. 79.] 
[Perhaps he was Dean, and not Archdeacon. Quaere this.] 

1471. EDMUND MAGUIRE, " Son of bishop Peter Maguire," 
died. [Ibid.] 

1525. RODERIC CASSIDY, Archdeacon, was a divine, civilian, 
and philosopher ; and laudably assisted his bishop in 
compiling a Register of the Antiquities of the Church 
of Clogher, from the ancient documents of the see. He 
also composed the latter portion of the "Annals of Ul 
ster," and made many amendments in the former part. 
He died, at a great age, in 1541. 

1580. JAMES was Archdeacon. [MS. Trin. Coll. Dubl.] 
He died in 1609. 



ARCHDEACONS. 91 

1609. JAMES HEYGATE (or HIGHGATE), M. A. a native of 
Glasgow, domestic Chaplain to Louis, Duke of Lenox, 
was presented by the Crown, by patent dated 3rd July 
[Lib. Mun. Hib.] and was installed July 19th. [V. B.] 
Bishop Spottiswood, in 1622, calls him " a reverend and 
grave preacher." [MS. Marsh.] In 1630 he was raised 
to the bishopric of Kilfenoragh ; but still held the arch 
deaconry, and the rectory of Clones, which the Bishop 
perpetually united to the archdeaconry on March 1st, 
1613. [V. B ] He died in 1638. 

16 . EDWARD How, M. A. [Regal Visit.] Quoere the 
time of his incumbency ? See below. 

1638. THOMAS FAIRFAX, Treasurer of Dromore; instituted 
June 13th ; installed July 30th. (FF.) He died on 
16th March, 164$. [Lodge.] 

1641. HUMPHREY GALBRAITH, admitted and installed April 
16th. (FF.) 

1661. MILO SUMNER, or SYMNER, alias SYMMES, appears as 
Archdeacon in April of this year. [V. B.] In 1667 
he was Professor of Mathematics in Trinity College, 
Dublin. He died in 1686, and was buried at St. An 
drew s, Dublin. 

1661. EDWARD How, M. A. collated 15th August; installed 
next day. He died in 1682. 

1682. JOHN SMYTH, M. A. (ordained deacon, 14th April, 
1672); collated 2nd October; installed October 6th. 
[V.B] He died in 1704. 

1704. DILLON ASHE, D. D. collated November 18th. In the 
next year he resigned, and was made Chancellor. 

170|. THOMAS PARNELL, D. D. a Minor Canon of St. Pa 
trick s, Dublin, was born at Dublin, and educated at 
Trinity College. He was collated February 9th. (FF.) 
He was a friend of Swift, Pope, and other men of 
genius; and is still remembered for his " Hermit," and 



92 CLOG HER. 

other interesting poetical pieces. He was also a contri 
butor to the " Spectator" and the " Guardian." He died 
at Chester, in July, 1717. It is said (by Chalmers, Biogr. 
Diet.) that Archbishop King promoted Dr. Parnell to a 
prebend, in 1713. I have not found out what this 
prebend was. His " Poems" were published by Pope, 
8vo. London, 1722; another edition, 1737; and a third, 
entitled " Posthumous Works," appeared in 1758. It is 
said that this last contains several pieces which are not 
of his writing. 

1716. WILLIAM GORE, M. A. collated June 9th. (FF.) In 
1718 he was made Dean. 

1718. JOHN CRANSTON, M. A. Prebendary of Tihallon; 
collated November 14th. (FF.) He held the archdea 
conry forty-four years ; namely, till his death in Novem 
ber, 1762. 

1762. JOHN MAXWELL, I). D. (grandson of Bishop Robert 
Maxwell, of Kilmore) (ordained priest, 20th September, 
1730) ; collated November 12th. (FF.) He resigned in 
1783. 

1783. JOHN JACKSON, M. A. Prebendary of Tullycorbet; 
collated October 28th. (FF.) He died in 1788. 

1788. CAULFIELD BYRNE CAULFIELD, M. A. collated March 
4th. (FF.) He died on 23rd November, 1803. 

1804. ANDREW ALLEN, LL. D. Chancellor; collated and 
installed, March 17th. (FF.) He died on 29th Sep 
tember, 1808. 

1808. JOHN BRINKLEY, D. D. an Englishman, educated at 
Caius College, Cambridge, became a Prebendary of Elphin 
in 1806 ; and was collated to this archdeaconry, Octo 
ber 7th. (FF.) On 20th October, 1810, he was inducted 
into the rectory and vicarage of Clones, part and parcel 
of the archdeaconry, in the room of the Hon. Richard 
Henry Roper, the late incumbent thereof, who was in 



ARCHDEACONS. 93 

the corporal possession thereof, by usurpation upon one 
of our predecessors, from the 12th day of October, 1754, 
and vacated the same by death, on or about the 15th 
day of October, 1810." (FF.) 

N. B. Notwithstanding the above, the Rev. Henry 
Roper contested the possession of this parish ; and was 
instituted to it by the Primate in 1812. 

In 1826 Dr. Brinkley was raised to the bishopric of 
Cloyne ; under which diocese see further particulars. 
1826. JOHN ABRAHAM RUSSELL, M. A. a Scholar of Trinity 
College, Dublin ; presented by the Crown, by patent 
dated November 30th ; instituted and installed Decem 
ber 12th. (FF.) He is the present Archdeacon. He is 
author of " The Life of the Rev. Charles Wolfe." 8vo. 



PRECENTORS. 

This dignity was first established here by Bishop Mont 
gomery. 

16 . The name of \\\e first Precentor has not been found. 

1625. GEORGE MACKESTON (or MACKESON), Dean of Ar 
magh, received the prsecentorship, to hold with his 
deanery, by patent from the Crown, on May 13th. [Lib. 
Mun.] 

1633. JOHN SMITH, M. A. (ordained deacon 21st Septem 
ber, 1628; priest, 20th September, 1629); instituted on 
a presentation from the King, 19th November; installed 
November 26th. [Reg. Vis. D. Reg.] 

1661. ROBERT SHERIDAN (or SHEIDAN),M. A. collated June 
29th. [Reg. Armagh.] 



94 CLOGIIER. 

1666 to 1679. WILLIAM VINCENT (ordained 28th April, 
1658) ; instituted June 25th ; installed next day. 
[V. 13.] 

1684. RICHARD CRUMPE, M. A. appears. 

1685. EZECHIEL WEBBE, M.A. (Quaere, if the same who 
was Archdeacon of Kildare, and a Prebendary of Killa- 
loe ?) In 1692 he was made Dean of Limerick, and 
Archdeacon of Aghadoe. 

1692. THOMAS SMYTH, M. A. afterwards D.D. He was like 
wise a Prebendary of Cashel, and Dean of Emly. In 
1695 he was raised to the bishopric of Limerick. 

1695. The dignity appears to have remained vacant for some 
years from 1695; yet Andrew Mitchell was in possession 
of its corps, the rectory of Enniskillen. 

1701. ANDREW MITCHELL, M.A. appears as Prascentor. He 
died on January 8th, 1743, aged 81, and was buried at 
Enniskillen. 

1743. CALEB CARTWRIGHT, D. D. collated June llth (FF.) 
He resigned in the following year, and became a Pre 
bendary of St. Patrick s, Dublin. 

1744. SAMUEL VIRASEL, M. A. collated November 2nd. 
(FF.) 

1750. SAMUEL LINDSAY, B. A. [D. Reg.] 

1768. WILLIAM DOBBIN, B. D. a Scholar and Fellow of 
Trinity College, Dublin ; instituted August 6th (FF.) 
I think he became a Prebendary of Christ Church, 
Dublin, in 1789. 

1772. THOMAS SMYTH, M.A. (afterwards LL.D.) ; collated 
May 15th. He held the dignity forty-nine years, till 
his death in 1821. 

1821. THOMAS ROMNEY ROBINSON, A. M. (afterwards D. D.) 
a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin ; instituted Septem 
ber 21st. (FF.) In 182- he was appointed Astronomer 
at the Observatory of Armagh. He resigned in 1825. 



CHANCELLORS. 95 

1825. HON. JOHN CHARLES MAUDE, M. A. (fifth son of the 
first Viscount Hawarden) ; educated at Christ Church, 
Oxford ; instituted March llth. (FF.) He is the pre 
sent Prcecentor. 



CHANCELLORS. 

This dignity was first erected in the Chapter by Bishop 
Montgomery. 

1617. EDWARD HATTON, M. A. Archdeacon of Ardagh; 
presented by the Crown, July 12th. [Rot. Pat.] 

1631. JAMES HATTON, M. A. (son of his predecessor ; or 
dained deacon 5th July, 1631 ; priest, 2nd March, 
1631) was collated July 6th, the King having given 
him a dispensation to succeed his father in this prefer 
ment. [Reg. Vis. in Dioc. Reg.] 

1661. JAMES MARGETSON, Archbishop of Dublin, was Chan 
cellor. [Regal Visit, date wanting.] 

1663. MICHAEL BOYLE, Archbishop of Dublin, held the 
chancellorship in commendam. 

1678. JOHN PARKER, Archbishop of Dublin, like his two 
immediate predecessors, held this dignity with his see. 
He died at the close of the year 1681. 

1682, or 1684. JOHN FORSTER, M. A. (ordained priest, 20th 
May, 1679) ; presented by the Crown, by lapse; insti 
tuted April llth; installed April 23rd (V. B.) He died 
in 1705. 

1705. DILLON ASHE, D. D. Archdeacon ; collated Septem 
ber 3rd ; instituted on the 9th of February following. 
(FF.) In the next year he was made Chancellor of Ar 
magh. (See above, p. 40.) 

1716. ARTHUR ST. GEORGE, D. D. Prebendary of Kil- 



96 CLOGHER. 

skerry; July 7th (FF.) In 1741 he was made Dean of 
Ross ; and continued in these dignities till his death in 
the year 1772. 

1773. THOMAS CAMPBELL, LL.D. Prebendary of Ti^hallon ; 
collated February 8th. He died on 20th June, 1795. 
He was author of 

1. " A philosophical Survey of the South of Ireland." 
Svo. Dublin, 1778. 

2. " Strictures on the Ecclesiastical and Literary 
History of Ireland." Svo. Dublin, 1789 ; London, 1790. 

1795. ANDREW ALLEN, M. A. and LL. D. ; collated July 
18th. He was Vicar-General of the diocese. In 1804 
he resigned, and became Archdeacon. 

1804. JOHN BENJAMIN STORY, D. D. a Scholar of Trinity 
College, Dublin; collated August 3rd (FF.); again col 
lated (part of the benefice having been separated) 6th 
March, 1806 (FF.) ; installed same day. He died on 
24th March, 1844, aged eighty years. 

1844. HENRY TOTTENHAM, B. A. (son of Bishop Lord R. 
H. Tottenham), Prebendary of Findonagh ; collated 
May 7th. He resigned in 1847. 

1847. JOHN RICHARDSON, B. A. ; collated June 10th. 



CANONS, OR PREBENDARIES. 

It would appear that anciently there were in this church 
ten Canons, or Prebendaries, besides the Dean and Arch 
deacon. There are now only five, exclusive of the four 
dignitaries. I have not discovered at what period dis 
tinct prebends were first assigned to the respective 
Canons. 



CANONS. 97 



CANONS. 

1291 ? MAGISTER SALOMON is named as a Canon in an an- 

" cient Taxation, perhaps that of Pope Nicholas IV. 
1390. NIALL OTuLLY, a Canon of the Chapter of Clogher, 
and Abbat of Devenish (in County Fermanagh) died. 
[Four Masters.] 

are Canons. [Re#. 

1427. SOLOMON M<GRENOR, L ^f 

,, ^, TT hwayne.j Ihe 

MAGONIUS OHANRACHTAID, ,. 

_ \ first two were Ca. 

./LNEAS O CARBRY, c A , 

nons 01 Armagh, 

DENIS M GlLLACHOSGLY, ^ , 

j as well as Clogher. 
1432. MAURICE O HEIGASSA. [Reg. Prene.] 
1438. CATHOLICUS O BRYNN (O BRIEN.) [Reg. Swayne.] 
1442. JOHN O SYTHYGHE and NELLAN M*MAGUNA. [Reg. 

Prene.] 

1479. PIERCE O FLANAGAN, a Canon, being Prior of the 
Culdees, Sacristan of Devenish, and also Official or Vi 
car-General of the diocese, died; " a man distinguished 
for his benevolence, piety, great hospitality, and huma 
nity." [Four Masters.] 
1486. PHILIP MAC MAHON, a Canon, " Abbat of Clones, 

and parson of Dartry," died. [Ibid.] 

1501. JOHN MAGUIRE, " a Canon, parson and Erenach of 
Aghalurcher; a profound and eminent scholar in the 
Latin and Irish languages." died on the 13th of June. 
[Four Masters.] 

1501. TURLOGH MAGUIRE, " a Canon, parson of Derryvul- 
len, and Prior of Lough Dearg," fell down the stone 
stairs in the town of Athboy, about the festival of 
St. Patrick : he died from the fall, and was buried in the 
monastery of Cavan. [Four Masters.] 

1502. EDMUND O HANRAGHTY is a Canon. [Reg. Octavian.] 
ULSTER.] o 



98 CLOGHER. 

1518. HUGH MAGUIRE, " a Canon, parson of Aghalurcher 
and of Cleenish," died. [Ibid.] 

1540. THOMAS O DANGUSSA appears. [Reg. Dowdall, Ar 
magh.] 

1557. PATRICK MAGUIRE, a man of noble blood, was a Ca 
non, and held the prebend of Derrybrosg. [Reg. Dow 
dall.] 



PREBENDARIES. 

1. KILSKERRY. 

1622. MATTHEW YOUNG, " an honest man, but no gradu 
ate." [Reg. Vis. Book, and Marsh s Library, v. 3, 2.] 

1626. CHRISTOPHER SEATON, M. A. (ordained deacon and 
priest, 10th December, 1622) collated February 8th; 
inducted next day. [V. B.] 

1661. ANDREW HAMILTON, M. A. collated 28th March ; in 
stalled 29th April. 

1662. JAMES HAMILTON, M. A. (ordained priest, 3rd Octo 
ber, 1661) collated 19th March; installed April 6th. 
[V. B.] He resigned on 4th April, 1666. 

1666. ANDREW HAMILTON, Jun. M. A. (ordained priest 7th 
August, 1661) collated 4th April. [V. B.] He ap 
pears again in 1679. He published " A true relation 
of the actions of the Inniskilling men in 1668." 4to. 
London, 1690. 

1692. JAMES KIRKWOOD, M. A. He resigned in 1704. 

1704. NICHOLAS BROWNE, M. A. Prebendary of Findonagh ; 
collated 9th November. [D. R.] 

1710. ARTHUR ST. GEORGE, M. A. He resigned in 1716, 
and became Chancellor. 

1716. JOSEPH STORY, M. A. (ordained deacon, 21st Fe- 



PREBENDARIES. 9<X 

bruary, 170 ; priest, 25th February, 170|) collated 
July 17th. (FF.) He became Dean of Ferns ; and in 
1740 was raised to the bishopric of Killaloe. 

1740. ALEXANDER MONTGOMERY, M. A. (ordained deacon, 
22nd September, 1728; priest, 20th September, 1730) 
was collated. [D. R.] He died in 1766. 

1766. THOMAS HASTINGS, LL. D. Prebendary of Findonagh ; 
collated April 6th, or May 3rd. [D. R.] In 1781 he 
was made Praecentor of St. Patrick s, Dublin ; which in 
1785 he exchanged for the archdeaconry of Dublin. He 
died 19th February, 1794. 

1794. HUGH NEVIN, B. A. Prebendary of Findonagh; col 
lated July 1st. [D. R.] He resigned on 4th Nov. 1801. 

1801. JOHN STACK, D. D. a Fellow of Trinity College, 
Dublin; collated November 14th. He died in 1813. 

1813. JOHN GREY PORTER, LL. B. (son of Bishop Porter) ; 
collated August 14th. (FF.) He is the present Pre 
bendary. 

2. FINDONAGH, Or DONAGH CAVEA. 

1614. CLAUDIUS HAMILTON, M. A. collated 9th January; 

inducted 26th April. [Reg. Vis. D. R.] 
1661. ROBERT BRISBANE, or BIRSBANE, M. A. ordained 

priest, and collated to this prebend, on 28th March ; in 
stalled April 28th. [V. B.] 
1664 to 1679, &c. ROBERT ECHLIN, M. A. collated 7th May ; 

installed 18th May. [V. B.] In 1672 he obtained a 

prebend in Derry. 

1687 and 1693. MICHAEL MOSSE, M. A. appears. [V. B.] 
1696. NICHOLAS BROWNE, M. A. In 1704 he resigned, and 

became Prebendary of Kilskerry. 
1705. JOHN RICHARDSON, M.A. collated April 27th, 

[D. R.] 



100 CLOGHER. 

1710. NATHANAEL HEWETSON, or HEWSON, M. A. appears. 
[Qucerc, a Prebendary of Ferns?] He died in 1738. 

1738 to 1758, &c. JOHN KERR, M. A. Prebendary of Deve- 
nisli; collated November 1st. (FF.) He died in 1763. 

1764. THOMAS HASTINGS, LL. B. collated January 13th. In 
the next year he was appointed Vicar-General of the 
diocese. He resigned this prebend in 1766, and was 
collated to that of Kilskerry. 

1766. PHILIP SKELTON, M. A. Prebendary of Devenish; 
collated May 31st. (FF.) He died in Dublin, on May 
4th, 1787, and was buried at St. Peter s. A stone in the 
churchyard bears the following minute and elaborate 
inscription : 

" Beneath this stone are deposited the remains of the Reverend 
PHILIP SKELTON, Prebendary of Donacabey in the Cathedral 

of Clogher, who departed this life on the 4th day of May, 

1787, in the 59th year of his Ministry, and 82nd year of his age. 

Liberally endowed by Providence with intellectual perfections, 

he did not suffer them to lie waste through inactivity ; 

nor did he pervert them by mis- direction ; 

His understanding he habituated to attentive reflection, 

invigorating it by exercise, and enriching it with information ; 

and pursuing the noblest end by means the best adapted. 
He laboured industriously to promote the happiness of mankind, 

by advancing the interests of the Christian Religion. 

His arguments evinced the reasonableness of his doctrines, 

while his example shewed at once the practicability 

and the agreeableness of its precepts. 

For, as his opinions were orthodox, his manners were 

primitive, his conversation was candid and unreserved, 

for he harboured no thought which required concealment. 

His preaching was forcible and dignified, 

impressing on his hearers the rightful authority 

of Virtue, and with indignant elocution and nervous 

diction holding out her adversaries to CONTEMPT 

and DETESTATION. 

Pious without Superstition, and zealous without Ingotry, 
his life was practical Devotion, and his Controversies 



PREBENDARIES. 101 

the earnest efforts of Philanthropy leading Infidels to Truth, 

and Sinners to Salvation. 
With a heart which felt for the distresses of the Indigent, 

he had a hand still open to relieve them ; 

denying himself even moderate gratifications, that 

he might more liberally provide for the necessities of others. 

Without Ambition he acquired Celebrity ; 

Without Ostentation he long continued to enjoy it 

A Father to the Poor, an Ornament to the Church, 

Admired for his talents, and revered for his virtues, 

he was at length called to the rewards of his Patriarchal life, 

in the immediate presence of that GOD 

whose NAME he had worshipped with such piety, 

And whose WORD he had taught with such success." 

His works were published, for the benefit of the Mag 
dalene Asylum, Dublin, in 6 vols. 8vo. Dublin, 1770, 
&c. to which was afterwards added a Life of him, by 
Samuel Burdy, 1792. The same, with Burdy s Life, 
edited by Rev. Robert Lynain. 8vo. 6 vols. London, 
1824. 

1787. MICHAEL HUGH TUTHILL, M. A. Prebendary of Dc- 
venish; collated May 25th. 

1791. HUGH NEVIN, B. A. Prebendary of Devenish; col 
lated September 23rd. He resigned in July, 1794; and 
became Prebendary of Kilskerry. 

1794. JAMES JOHNSTONE, M. A. collated July 3rd. He died 
in 1798. 

1798. WILLIAM ATTHILL, M. A. a Fellow of Caius College, 
Cambridge; collated December 15th. (FF.) He was 
author of " The way of Catechizing." He died at Hull, 
in Yorkshire, on March 5th, 1847, aged 73. 

1847. HENRY TOTTENHAM, B. A. Chancellor; collated 
May 6th. 

3. TULLYCORBET. 

1622. ALEXANDER DUNBAR appears. [Reg. Visit.] 

1627. ARCHIBALD ERSKINE, M. A. presented by the Crown, 



102 CLOGHER. 

by patent dated 24th September. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 
In 1629 he resigned, and became Prebendary of Deve- 
nish. 

1629. ROBERT BOYLE, M. A. (ordained deacon 12th July, 
1621; priest, 27th November, 1621) collated 20th No 
vember; inducted 20th February, 16fg. [V. B.] Ac 
cording to a statement made by himself, Mr. Boyle was 
seized by the rebels in 1641, and plundered by them 
to the amount of 1520. See his " Deposition," quoted 
from the original in Trinity College Library, Dublin, 
in Shirley s Account of Farney, 4to. 184-, p. 132. He 
resigned in 1664. 

1664. GEORGE MACKULLOCH (c), M. A. (ordained priest 
30th July, 1662) collated November 2nd; installed No 
vember 4th. 

1676. ALEXANDER READ, M. A. [V. B.] 

1678. WILLIAM SMITH, M. A. (ordained deacon May 13th, 
1668 ; priest, 3rd March, 166f ). [V. B.] He resigned 
in the following year. 

1679. DANIEL FITZSYMONS, M. A. [V. B.] He resigned 
in 1694. 

1694. MATTHEW BUCHANAN, M. A. (ordained deacon 30th 
January, 168|; priest, 9th June, 1689) collated May 5th. 
He died in 1729. 

1729. ROBERT JONES, M. A. collated May 30th. [D. R.] 
He died in 1746. 

1746. JOHN BROWNE, B. A. collated July 1st. (FF.) 

1751. HENRY LESLIE. He resigned in 1759. 

1759. WALTER COPE, M. A. (afterwards D. D.) Dean of 
Dromore, collated October 9th. (FF.) He resigned in 
1771, on obtaining the rectory of Armagh. In 1782 
he was raised to the bishopric of Ferns. 

1771. JOHN JACKSON, M. A. collated September 21st. (FF.) 
In 1783 he resigned, and was made Archdeacon. 



PREBENDARIES. 103 

1784. WILLIAM WOLSELEY, collated January 28th. (FF.) 

He died on November 15th, 1800. 
1801. SIR HARCOURT LEES, BART. B. A. a Prebendary of 

Cashel, collated May 2nd. (FF.) He resigned in July, 

1806. 
1806. JOHN HUSSEY BURGH, M. A. (son of Chief Baron 

Burgh) collated and installed August 23rd. [D. R.] 

He resigned on March llth, 1823. 
[1807. GEORGE ALLEY, B. A. subscribed the Roll of Oaths 

as about to be collated on this day (6th August), but his 

appointment does not appear to have been carried into 

effect.] 

1823. MORGAN JELLETT, M. A. a Prebendary of Cashel, col 
lated July 3rd. He died in 1832. 
1832. JOHN HARE, B. A. collated January 19th. (FF.) He 

is the present Prebendary. 

4. TIGHALLON. 

1622. EDWARD HATTON, M. A. [Reg. Visit.] He was like 
wise Chancellor of this Cathedral; Archdeacon of Ar- 
dagh ; and Rector of Clonarney, and Vicar of Castletown 
Delvin, both in the diocese of Meath. 

1632. GEORGE COTTINGHAM, M.A. (ordained deacon and 
priest 12th September, 1629) collated 16th October; 
inducted 15th March, 163f . [V. B.] 

1661. JOHN KERR, B. D. (ordained priest llth May, 1652) 
collated March 28th ; installed April 1st. [Reg. Arm.] 
In a few months he resigned, and was made Dean of 
Ardagh. 

1661. PATRICK LESLIE, M. A. or B. D. collated September 
25th; installed September 30th. [V. B.] 

1679. WILLIAM WARYNGE, M.A. (ordained priest 4th April, 
1672). 



104 CLOGHER. 

10 . JOHN WINDER. (Perhaps the person who, in 1G97, 
succeeded Dean Swift in his prebend in the diocese of 
Connor.) He resigned in 1692. 

1692. JOHN LAW, M. A. (ordained priest 25th April, 1691) 
collated 29th August ; installed August 30th. [V. B.] 

1716. JOHN CRANSTON, M. A. July 12th (FF.) In 1718 
he resigned, and was made Archdeacon. 

1718. RICHARD RICHARDS, M. A. (ordained priest 25th 
April, 1715) collated November 14th. (FF.) He re 
signed in 1720, for the rectory of Killanny, which he 
held for forty- three years, and to the church of which 
parish he presented some Communion plate. 

1720. OLIVER DOUGLAS ; collated September 22nd. He 
died in 1738. 

173^. J AMES HASTINGS, M. A. collated March 23rd. (FF.) 
In 1746 he was appointed Vicar-General of the diocese. 

1752. GEORGE WALLEN, M. A. He resigned in 1763, and 
became Prebendary of Devenish. 

1763. JOHN CAMPBELL, B. A. collated June 29th [D. R.] 
He resigned in 1767, and was made Prebendary of De 
venish. 

1767. WILLIAM STOPFORD, M. A. collated June 6th. (FF.) 
He resigned in 1768. 

1768. JOSEPH STORY, M. A. (ordained deacon 4th Septem 
ber, 1733) collated March 12. 

1772. THOMAS CAMPBELL, LL. D. collated August 15th. 
In 1773 he became Chancellor. 

1773. MARK FORSTER, M. A. collated February 8th. 
1777. JOSEPH WARREN, M. A. collated August 21st. (FF.) 
1784. HUGH NEVIN, B. A. collated September 13th. (FF.) 

In 1787 he resigned, and became Prebendary of Deve 
nish. 

1787. ROBERT MONTGOMERY, B. A. collated July 25th. 
(FF.) He resigned in June, 1792. 



PREBENDARIES. 105 

1792. SAMUEL HAWKSHAW, LL.B, collated July 20th. (FF.) 

1806. EDWARD STANLEY, B. A. collated May 9th. (FF.) 
He died in April, 1812. 

1812. CHARLES HENRY CROOKSHANK, A. M. collated June 
2nd [D. R.] He died in 1836. 

1836. JOHN ROTHERAM TARLETON, M. A. a Scholar of Tri 
nity College, Dublin ; collated 4th August. 

5. DEVENISH. 

1622. MALCOLM HAMILTON, M. A. a native of Scotland 
[MS. Marsh.] He was also Chancellor of Down. In 
1623 he was advanced to the archbishopric of Cashel ; 
and obtained leave to hold these two preferments in 
commendam. He died in 1629. 

1629. ARCHIBALD ERSKINE, M. A. Prebendary ofTullycor- 
bett, collated Nov. 30th [Reg. Vis.] ; installed Feb. 10th 
following. 

163|. ADAM SIMPSON, M. A. collated August 29th; inducted 
September 1st. [V. B.] 

1661 to 1679, &c. GEORGE HAMILTON, M. A. (ordained 
priest, 18th February, 1637) collated March 28th ; 
instituted April 22nd. [V. B.] 

1692. THOMAS SMITH, M. A. appears. [V. B.] He was like 
wise Prsecentor. 

1698. JOHN FOLQUE or FOULQUE, M. A. and LL. D. a Pre 
bendary of Cashel. He died in 1729. 

1729. JOHN KERR, M. A. (ordained priest 25th September, 
1720) collated May 23rd. He resigned in 1737 for the 
prebend of Findonagh or Donacavea. 

1738. RICHARD NUGENT (quaere VINCENT?) collated April 
4th. (FF.) 

1738. RICHARD VINCENT, M. A. collated April 25th. (FF.) 

He resigned in 1759. 
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106 CLOGHER. 

1759. PHILIP SKELTON, B. A. was educated at the school 
of Lisburn, and became a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin. He was collated June 8th. In 1766 he re 
signed, and became Prebendary of Findonagh. 

1766. GEORGE WALLEN, M. A. Prebendary of Tighallon, 
collated June 10th. (FF.) He died in 1767. 

1767. JOHN CAMPBELL, B. A., Prebendary of Tighallon, 
collated May 2nd. He resigned within a year. 

1768. MICHAEL HUGH TUTHILL, M. A. collated Feb. 25th. 
(FF.) In 1787 he became Prebendary of Findonagh. 

1787. HUGH NAIRN, B. A. Prebendary of Tighallon, col 
lated July 25th. [D. R.] He resigned in October, 1791, 
and became Prebendary of Findonagh. 

1791. JOHN DOYLE, M. A. collated October llth; installed 
October 15th. He resigned in July, 1797. 

1797. JOHN CAULFIELD, D. D. collated July 8th. 

1816. THOMAS RICHARDSON, M. A. collated July 6th. (FF.) 
He resigned on 2nd March, 1820. 

1820. HUME LAWDER, A. B. collated March 9th. (FF.) He 
died in 1830. 

1830. LOFTUS GEORGE READE, B.A. collated October 13th. 
(FF.) He is the present Prebendary. 



ANCIENT PREBENDS. 

MAGHERA CROSS. 



In 1627 this church is called prelendal ; and RICHARD DUR 
HAM is appointed to it as such, July 19th. [Tur. Ber.] 



DERRYBROSG. 



In 1557 PATRICK MAGUIRE, a Canon, is said to hold the 
" prebend" of Derrybrosg. [Reg. Dowdall.] 



ME ATI I. 107 



DIOCESE OF MEATH. 

The present bishopric of Meath is composed of several mi 
nor sees which anciently existed within that territory, 
as Clonard, Duleek, Trim, Kenlis (or Kells), Ardbrac- 
can, Dunsaghlin, Slane, and Foure ; all of which, in 
course of time, became consolidated. The principal one 
among them seems to have been Clonard, which was 
made the common see, though some of the others were 
at least as ancient as that ; and indeed the bishopric of 
Duleek is said to have been founded by St. Kenan, or 
Cianan, who erected there the first stone church in Ire 
land, from wliich edifice the place is said to have re 
ceived its name. He died in 488 or 489. Sir James 
Ware has given such a succession of the early bishops 
(of Clonard, &c.) as he could discover by diligent search 
into the most ancient documents. 

The constitution of this diocese is singular. It has 
no Cathedral, nor Dean, nor Chapter. The Archdeacon 
is the only subordinate officer ; and, during the time when 
bishops were elected, the royal conye d elire was directed 
to him and the clergy in general. The affairs of the 
diocese are transacted by a Synod of the clergy, who 
have a common seal. This seal, which is of great anti 
quity, is still preserved in the Diocesan Registry. 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

The seal of Bishop Price, dated 17o3, is engraved in Har 
ris s Ware ; also the ancient and curious seal of the 



108 MEATH. 

clergy of the diocese. This latter bears the inscription 

SIGIL. UNIVERSITATIS CLERI MIDENSIS. Also the Seal of 

the cathedral church of Clonmacnois (for which see be 
low). The consistorial seal of Bishop Henry Maxwell 
is in the Museum of the Royal Irish Academy. 

TAXATIONS. 

A. D. 1291. (J% Authority of Pope Nicholas IV?) 
Taxatio Midensis Dyoces. 

Proventus D ni Episcopi Miden 
sis omnes et singuli tarn in 
temporalibus quam in spi- 
ritualibus taxati sunt juxta 
conscientiam ipsius Domini 
Episcopi ad cccc."* 1 - inde deciina xl.*"*- 

2. By Commissioners of King Henry VIII. A. D. 1539. 

. d. 
Episcopates Midensis, 373 12 OJ 

Archidiaconatus Midensis, 100 

BISHOPS OF CLONARD. 

The following list of prelates, to the English Invasion, is 
not to be entirely relied on. Some of them may have 
been Abbats only, and not Bishops, of Clonard. 

1. A.D. 520. ST. FINIAN, a man of noble family, was the 
first Bishop of Clonard, or Cluainirairt, a place which 
had been given to him by St. Kiaran, called " the son of 
the carpenter." He was a pupil of St. David of Wales, 
and was endowed with great abilities. He founded a 
school at Clonard, which sent forth many very eminent 
and holy men. He died of the plague on December 



BISHOPS OF CLONARD. 109 

12th, A. D. 552, or, as others say, 563. It is said that 
he wrote some " Preelections," and other tracts. [Ware.] 

2. 587. SENACH, or SEANACH, a disciple of St. Finian, called 

Bishop of Clonard, died on August 27th. 

3. FIACHRE, who also was Abbat of Congbail in Tir- 

connell. He died on February 8th ; the year not known. 

4. 652. COLMAN O TELDUIBH. He died on February 8th. 

5. 652. OSENIUS, called " the long," his successor, lived 

only three months ; he died on May 1st. 

6. 665. ULTAN O CoNGA. He died of the plague, on 1st 

July. If he be the same person as Ultan O Connor, Bi 
shop of Ardbraccan, who lived about this time, he is said 
to have written " The Life of St. Patrick," and some 
" Hymns." [Ware.] 

7. 687. BEGAN. He died on April 16th. 

8. 700. COLMAN O HAHIR, or O HEiR. He died on Fe 
bruary 9th. 

9. 716. DUBDAN O FoRLAN, Abbat and Bishop, died.] 

10. 726. AELCHU died. 

11. 731. FIENMALE M GiRTHiD died, on March 30th. 

12. 733. TOLA MAC DTJNCHAD, or IONA MAC DONAGH, Bi 
shop of Clonard and Kildare y died on March 3rd, in this 
or the preceding year. 

1.3. 755. BEGLATNEU died. 

14. 755. FULERTACH M BREC, a native of Ulster, left those 
parts and became a hermit in the territory of Offaly, 
where he erected an oratory, still bearing his name. He 
was promoted to the bishopric of Clonard, about 755 ; 
and is thought to have died in 774. 

15. 787. ALGNIED, or ALGNA, died on March 8th. 

16. 828. CORMAC M SuiBNE, Bishop, Abbat, and Scribe, 
died. 

17. 868. SUARLEAGH, Bishop, Anchorite, and Abbat of Clo 
nard, a famous and learned Doctor of Divinity, died. 
[Ma Geoghegan.] 



110 MEATH. 

18. 882. CORMAC, Bishop of Duleek, and Abbat of Clonard, 
died. 

[See under Duleek. I have inserted the name here, 
merely because it occurs in Ware s list.] 

19. 919. RUMOLD M CATHASACH (CASEY), " the rich repo 
sitory of excellent wisdom," died. 

20. 924. COLMAN M AILILD, Abbat of Clonard and Clon 
macnois, died on February 7th. He was the founder of 
the cathedral of Clonmacnois; and is styled " a most wise 
Bishop and Doctor." [Ware. See under Clonmacnois. ~\ 

21. 930. FERDOMNACH M^FLANAGAN died. 

22. 940. MOCTEANUS, or MAEL MOCTHE, " the fountain of 
religion and wisdom among the Irish," died. 

23. 942. MAEL FECHIN died. 

24. 971. BEGAN MAC-LACTNAN died. 

25. 1010. FAITHMAN died. 

26. 1028. TUATHAL O DuNLUiNG, or O DuBARiCK, died in 
this or the following year. 

27. 1043. CELLACH O CLERCHEN died. 

28. 1055. TUATHAL O FOLLANMUIN died. 

29. 1061. TIGERNACH BOIRCECH, "head of the Synod, 
principal confessor, Anchorite, and Comorban of St. Fi- 
nian," died. 

30. 1092. MURCHERTACH MAC LoNGSEc died. 

31. 1096. IDUNAN, who is called "Bishop of Meath" (being 
the earliest instance of that title), was present at a Coun 
cil this year, when the see of Waterford was erected ; 
its first Bishop, Malchus, after his election, being ap 
pointed and consecrated by the Archbishop of Canter 
bury, who, at that time, was considered Primate of all 
the British dominions. 

32. 1117. CONCHOBHAR died. 

33. 1135. FIACHRY, " the most holy elder," died. 

34. 1136. GiLLA-CiiRisx (or CHRISTIAN) O HAGAN, died. 



BISHOPS. Ill 

35. 1140. EOCHAID O KELLY, who is called "Archbishop of 
the men of Meath," died. 

36. 1150. O FOLLOMAN died at Kclls, in this year [unless 
there be any mistake and confounding of this prelate 
with Tuathal O Follomain, in 1055]. 

37. 1150. ETHRIC (or EDRU) O MIADHCHAIN, MEGHAN, or 
MANDACHAN (who is called ELEUTHERIUS by Roger Ho- 
veden) succeeded in this year. He was present at the 
Synod of Kells in 1152, and died at an advanced age in 
1173 or 1174. 

BISHOPS OF MEATH. 

38. 1174. EUGENE succeeded. At first he called himself 
Bishop of " Cluain-irairt," Clonard; but subsequently 
adopted the title of " Bishop of Meath ;" which has been 
continued by all his successors. He sat nearly twenty 
years, and died in 1194. 

[Jeffry Cusack is named by some writers as Bishop 
of Meath about this period ; but if he governed this dio 
cese at all it probably was about sixty years later. His 
death is noticed at the year 1300. [Stearne s MSS. 
T. C. D.] 

39. 1194. SIMON DE ROCHFORT was the first Englishman who 
held this see. He bore an excellent character, and was 
a diligent prelate. He removed his seat from Clonard, 
and made the church of an abbey which he had founded 
at Newtown, near Trim, his cathedral. He died in 1224 : 
and was buried in the church of Newtown. 

40. 1224. DEODATUS was elected Bishop; and was con 
firmed by the King on August 29th. He died in 1226. 
Some writers maintain that he never was consecrated : 
yet he performed episcopal acts; but he is omitted from 
a list of bishops in an ancient roll in the Consistorial 
Office of the diocese. 



112 MEATH. 

41. 1227. RALPH LE PETIT, who had been Archdeacon of 
Meath nearly forty years, was elected Bishop; arid^was 
confirmed by the King: " a select ruler and soldier of 
Christ." He died, at an advanced age, in 1230. 

42. 1230 or 1232. RICHARD DE LA CORNER, or NANGLE, a 
Canon of St. Patrick s, Dublin, having been elected, was 
confirmed by the King. He was consecrated at Dro- 
gheda, in 1232. He was a great benefactor to his church. 
He died in 1250. 

43. 1250. HUGH DE TACHMON or TAGHMON, who held the 
office of Lord Treasurer, was elected, and obtained the 
King s confirmation; although for some time he was op 
posed by a rival, Geoffry Cusack, who was set up by the 
Archbishop of Armagh. He sat about thirty-one years, 
and dying in February, 1281, was buried at Mullingar. 

44. 1287. THOMAS ST. LEGER, a man of noble family, Arch 
deacon of Kells, was duly elected in 1281 ; but some 
difficulties arose about his confirmation by the Primate, 
who, in his absence at Rome, proceeded to place 
another prelate, Walter de Fulburn, in his room. After 
long delay St. Leger was approved by the Pope, in July, 
1286 ; and at length was consecrated, on 3rd November, 
1287, by the Archbishop of Dublin in the Cathedral of 
Kilkenny. He was an active bishop, and careful in 
preserving the rights and privileges of his see. When 
the Pope granted a tenth of all the benefices in Ireland 
to the King, for the relief of the Holy Land in 1292, 
St. Leger and this Bishop of Kildare were appointed to 
collect the money. He died in a very advanced age, in 
December, 132^. 

45. 1321. JOHN O CARROLL, or M CARWELL, Bishop of Cork, 
was translated to Meath by the Pope, in 1320 or 1321. 
In 1327 he was removed to the archbishopric of Cashel. 
He died in London, on his return from Avignon, in 1329. 



BISHOPS. 113 

46. 1327. WILLIAM DE PAUL, D. D. an P^nglishman, edu 
cated at Oxford and at Paris, became Provincial of the 
Order of Carmelites in England and Scotland. He was 
made bishop by the Pope, and was consecrated at Avig 
non. He bore a high reputation both for piety and ta 
lents. He died in July, 1349. He wrote several pieces 
of scholastic divinity and logic, the titles of which are 
given by Ware. 

47. 1350. WILLIAM ST. LEGER, Archdeacon of Meath, suc 
ceeded. He was consecrated in England ; but lived only 
two years afterwards, dying on 24th August, 1352. 

48. 1353. NICOLAS ALLEN, Abbat of St. Thomas, near Dub 
lin, was consecrated early in 1353. He held the office of 
Lord High Treasurer for a short time. He governed this 
see almost fourteen years; and died 15th January, 136f. 

49. 1369. STEPHEN DE VALLE (or WALE), whom the Annals 
of the Four Masters call " Faltach," Dean, and afterwards 
Bishop, of Limerick, was translated to Meath by the Pope. 
He died at Oxford, on 10th November, 1379 ; and was 
there buried in the Church of the Dominicans. 

50. 1380. WILLIAM ANDREW, D. D. an Englishman, of the 
Order of St. Dominic, Bishop of Achonry,aman of high 
character, was translated to Meath. He died on 28th 
September, 1385. 

51. 1386. ALEXANDER (PETIT) DEBALSCOT, an Englishman, 
Bishop of Ossory, was translated to this see by the Pope. 
He rilled the high posts of High Treasurer, Lord Chan 
cellor, and Lord Justice; and had the character of being 
a good bishop. He died at Ardbraccan, on 10th Nov. 
1400, and was buried in St. Mary s Abbey, Trim. 

52. 1402. ROBERT MONTAIN was appointed by the Pope. He 
sat ten years, and died on 24th May, 1412. 

53. 1413. EDWARD DANTSEY, an Englishman, Archdeacon 
of Cornwall, was promoted by the Pope. He held the 

ULSTER.] Q 



114 MEATH. 

posts of High Treasurer and of Lord Deputy. He sat 
sixteen years, and died on January 4th, 14$. 
[1430. THOMAS SCURLOG, Prior of Newtown Abbey, near 
Trim, is said by some to have been elected bishop; but 
there is doubt of his consecration. There is no mention 
of him in the ancient Roll of the diocese.] 

54. 1430. WILLIAM HADSOR was appointed by the Pope. 
He sat but few years, dying on Ascension Day, 1434. 

55. 1434. WILLIAM SYLKE, LL. D. succeeded, it is said, by 
the recommendation of the Council then assembled at 
Basle. He died at Ardbraccan, at an advanced age, on 
May 9th, 1450 ; and was buried in the church of Killal- 
lan or Killeen, of which he had been rector. 

56. 1450. EDMUND OULDHALL, an English Carmelite friar, 
succeeded. He sat nine years, and died at Ardbraccan, 
on 29th August, 1459, and was there interred. 

57. 1460. WILLIAM SHERWOOD succeeded by the Pope s 
provision. He was for some time Chancellor of Ireland, 
and also Deputy of the Lord Lieutenant. He died in 
Dublin, on 3rd December, 1482, and was buried in New- 
town Abbey (or St. Peter s Abbey), near Trim. 

58. 1483. JOHN PAYNE, D. D. an Irishman by birth, Pro 
vincial of the English Dominicans, a man educated at 
Oxford, was appointed bishop by the Pope, and was 
enthroned in St. Patrick s Church at Trim, on August 
4th. He was a prelate in great reputation for charity 
and hospitality. For some time he was Master of the 
Rolls. He died on 6th March, 1506, and was buried in 
a Dominican Abbey in Dublin. 

59. 1507. WILLIAM ROKEBY, D. C. L. (" Decretorum Doc 
tor") a native of Yorkshire, was advanced by the Pope 
to this see ; and on 26th January, 1511, he was translated 
to Dublin, where see a further account of him. He 
twice held the office of Lord Chancellor. 



BISHOPS. 115 

60. 1512. HUGH INGE, D. D. an Englishman, educated at 
Winchester and at New College, Oxford, was appointed 
by the Pope. In 1521 he was translated to Dublin, 
where he died of the " English sweat," in 1528. He 
caused the ancient Rolls of Proxies, Synodals, &c. of 
this diocese, to be copied out afresh. This copy still re 
mains in the Consistorial Office. 

61. 1523. RICHARD WILSON, an Englishman, succeeded, by 
the Pope s provision, in 1523. He died about 1529. 

62. 1530. EDWARD STAPLES (STAPUL), A. M. an English 
man, educated at Cambridge, and Canon of Cardinal 
Wolsey s college in Oxford, succeeded, by provision 
from the Pope. He was of an active spirit, and much 
employed by his sovereign in ecclesiastical affairs. He 
obtained license to annex the archdeaconry of Kells to 
his see, but it was afterwards separated again. He was 
a warm supporter of the Reformation, in return for which 
he was deprived by Queen Mary, on 29th June, 1554. 
In a MS. in the British Museum (Cotton. Titus B. xi.) 
this bishop appears to have been cited for expressions 
used in his Lent sermons at Christ Church and in St. 
Audoen s Church, concerning the Protestant doctrines. 
The date of this proceeding is not given. 

63. 1554. WILLIAM WALSH, D. D. a Cistercian monk, was 
appointed on October 18th. In 1560 he was deprived 
by Queen Elizabeth, for preaching against her supre 
macy and the Book of Common Prayer. He retired into 
Spain, and there died, at Alcala, pridie nonas Januani, 
in 1577. 

[1560. It is stated by Antony a Wood, that WILLIAM JOHN 
SON, M. A. a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, was 
appointed bishop on the death of Walsh. Sir James 
Ware, and his editor, Harris, have no certain informa 
tion respecting such a prelate (nor the Meath Roll).] 



116 MEATH. 

64. 1563. HUGH BRADY, A. M. succeeded, by patent dated 
October 21st. Harris was mistaken in his assertion that 
he had been Archdeacon of Meath. The stone atKells, 
to which he refers, states that the church was repaired 
in 1578, through the care of Hugh Brady, bishop, and 
Sir T. Garvie, archdeacon. 

This stone, which has been built into the wall of the 
tower of the new church, is inscribed as follows: 

The body of the church being in utter ruyne and decaye was re- 
edified in anno Domini 1578, et in anno regni Regime Elizabeth xx 
throghe the diligence and care of the Reverend father in God Hughe Brady, 
Bushop of Meath, and Sir Thomas Garvie, archdeacon of the same, and dean 
of Christ Church in Dublin, both of her Majestie is privie consaile, Sir Henry 
Sidney Knight of the Nobil Ordire being then Lord Deputy et cetera. 

The said re-edifying was begone and seatt forward by the advyse and 
daly carfull travell of the auncient burgis Nicholas .... then being 
Suffraine of Kenliss, 2 of July anno predicto, . . . [who] with other daly fur- 
therers boght the rowff of this church uppon his own private charges. God 
is not unrighteues that he should forget the work and labor that proceeded 
[of love] which love is shewed for his Name sake. 

Sir Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy, in a letter to Queen 
Elizabeth, calls him " the honest, zealous, and learned 
Bishop of Meath, a godly minister for the Gospel, and a 
good servant to your Highness 1 ^). Bishop Brady died 

(a) This letter of Sir H. Sidney is very interesting. He describes the Irish 
Church as being in a most lamentable state ; "as foul, deformed, and as cruelly 
crushed, as any other part of this sore and sick realm." " Your Majesty may believe 
it, that upon the face of the earth, where Christ is professed, there is not a church 
in so miserable a case. The misery of which consisteth in these three particulars : 

" 1. The ruin of the very temples themselves. 

" 2. The want of good ministers to serve in them when they shall be re-edified. 

" 3. Competent living for the ministers, being well-chosen." 

He recommends for remedies: 1st. That ministers be sought out, in Scotland 
and elsewhere, who can speak Irish ; and from the universities ; and 2nd, to send 
over some English bishops, as likely to be " not only grave in judgment, but void 
of affection." [MS. Cotton, Titus B. x.] 

During Bishop Brady s incumbency, viz. in 1568, the diocese of Clonmacnois 



BISHOPS. 117 

on 13th February, 1585, and was buried in the parish 
church of his native place, Dunboyne. 

65. 1584. THOMAS JONES, M. A. (father of the first Viscount 
Ranelagh) was an Englishman. He became Dean of St. 
Patrick s, Dublin ; and was promoted, by patent on April 
18th, and was consecrated at St. Patrick s, Dublin (by 
Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Dublin?) on May 12th. 
On 22nd June 1584, he was sworn a member of the 
Privy Council. Among the patents, &c. of Elizabeth 
is a "Queen s letter for the Bishop of Meath, concerning 
his sermon preached," dated 12th May, 1587. On No 
vember 8th, 1605, he was translated to Dublin. 

66. 1605. ROGER DOD, D. D. a Fellow of Pembroke Hall, 
Cambridge, and Archdeacon of Salop, in the diocese of 
Hereford, succeeded, by patent dated November 13th. 
He died at Ardbraccan, on July 27th, 1608, and was 
there buried. 

67. 16j. GEORGE MONTGOMERY, D. D. a Scotsman of noble 
family, was Chaplain to King James, and Dean of Nor 
wich. In 1605 he was made Bishop of Derry, Raphoe, 
and Clogher. In 1610 he resigned the former two at the 
King s request, and took Meath instead ; his patent for 
this see being dated January 24th. In 1614, the King 
issued a letter under privy seal, to inquire after the miss 
ing records of the diocese of Meath ; to restore see-lands 
to the Bishops of Meath and Clogher ; to indemnify the 
Bishop of Meath for resigning the deanery of Norwich, 
and for surrendering the sees of Derry and Raphoe at 
the King s request; to employ the said Bishop in the 
new Ecclesiastical Commission, and to extend other fa 
vors to him. [Rot. Pat. 12 Jac. I.] He died in London, 

was united to that of Meath by Act of Parliament. As that Act is one of the 1200 
Irish Statutes which have never yet been printed, it is inserted below, under the 
diocese of Clonmacnois, from the original Roll in the Exchequer, Dublin. 



118 MEATH. 

on 15th January, 162^. His body was brought to Ire 
land, as directed by his will, and was interred at Ard- 
braccan. His monument in the churchyard had been 
greatly injured, either by lapse of time or by party vio 
lence. It was repaired in 1750, and now bears the fol 
lowing inscription : 

M. S. 

Hoc monumentum olim memoriae sacratum Reverend! admodum GEOR- 
GII MONTGOMERI Episcopi Midensis ex illustri comitis Eglintoniae stirpe 
oriundi (sub quoetiam uxor ejus et iilia supremum diem expectant) injuriis 
temper um collapsum seu potius sacrilegis manibus dehonestatum (jam nunc 
ne justi memoria apud nos penitus deleatur) instauratum est 

A. D. MDCCL. 

Dignissimus hie Praesul ad hanc sedem (cui plurima ex munificentia Regia 
erogavit) evectus est 

A. D. MDCX. 

Obiitque Kal. Februarii 

A. D. MDCXX. 

68. 162^. JAMES USSHER, D. D. Chancellor of St. Patrick s, 
Dublin, succeeded by patent dated February 22nd. He 
was consecrated at Drogheda, December 2nd. [Roll.] In 
162J he was translated to Armagh; where see a more 
full account of this great man. 

69. 162 j. ANTONY MARTIN, D. D. Fellow of Trinity Col 
lege, a Prebendary of Tuam, Archdeacon of Dublin, and 
Treasurer of Cashel, was promoted by patent dated 
March 23rd, and was consecrated in St. Patrick s, Dub 
lin, on July 5th. He was a person of high accomplish 
ments. After the Rebellion of 1641, he was chosen Pro 
vost of Trinity College ; and, being a sound churchman, 
and steady loyalist, was pillaged and persecuted during 
those troubles ; but he had courage still to use the Com 
mon Prayer in his chapel, after it had been forbidden by 
Parliament. He died of the plague, in Dublin, in July, 
1650; and was buried in the College Ante-chapel. 



BISHOPS. 119 

70. 166$. HENRY LESLEY, D. D. a native of Scotland, Bi 
shop of Down and Connor, succeeded, by patent dated 
January 18th. He died in Dublin, at a great age, on 
7th April, 1661; and was buried on the 10th, in Christ 
Church, Dublin. See what he has written, in Ware s 
History of the Bishops. 

71. 1661. HENRY JONES, D. D. Bishop of Clogher, was 
translated to Meath on 25th May. The Primate en 
throned him at Trim, on August 6th. [Reg. Armagh.] 
He was for several years Vice-Chancellor of the Univer 
sity of Dublin ; to which, especially to the Library, he 
became a benefactor. He was a man of learning, and 
judgment in political affairs, hospitable, and a great 
preacher. During the troubles of the Rebellion in 1641, 
he had been employed in several public transactions. 
In the last year of his life he was in correspondence 
with Robert Boyle about printing the Old Testament 
and the Liturgy in Irish, as likewise was his successor, 
Bishop Dopping. [Cole.] He died at Dublin, on 5th 
January, 1681 ; and was buried in St. Andrew s Church. 

72. 1681. ANTONY DOPPING, D. D. Bishop of Kildare, was 
translated by patent dated January 14th. He has left a 
lasting fame behind him, for the courage, zeal, and skill, 
with which he stood up for the Protestant Faith and 
Church, amidst all the persecutions which it suffered 
under King James II. The Bishop was preserved amid 
the general ruin ; and lived to see the happy deliverance 
wrought by King William III. He died in Dublin, on 
25th April, 1697, and was buried in St. Andrew s 
Church. He has published : 

1. A Speech in Parliament on June 4th, 1689 
(published in King s State of the Protestants of Ireland, 
Appendix, No. 23.) 



120 MEATH. 

2. A Form of Reconciliation of lapsed Protestants, 
and of the Admission of Romanists to our Communion. 
Dublin, 1690. [This has been reprinted in some edi 
tions of the Prayer Book.] 

3. A Speech when the Clergy waited on His Majesty 
King William III. on 7th July, 1690. Folio, Dublin, 
printed by Andrew Crooke ; (and reprinted in Somers 
Collection of Tracts, vol. iii. or ix.) 

4. Modus tenendi Parliamenta in Hibernia. 12mo. 
Dublinii, 1692. 

5. A Sermon at the Funeral of Archbishop Marsh. 
4to. Dublin, 1694. 

6. The Case of the Dissenters of Ireland. Folio, 
Dublin, 1695. 

7. Tractatus de Visitationibus Episcopalibus. 12mo. 
Dublin, 1696. 

8. The Preface to the Irish New Testament, pub 
lished in 1681. 

9. " A Sermon on the Day of Thanksgiving for the 
reduction of Ireland, preached 26th Nov. 1691," is* pre 
served in manuscript in the Archiepiscopal Library at 
Lambeth. [Cod. 929, No. 61.] 

73. 1697. RICHARD TENNISON, D. D. a native of Carrick- 
fergus, Bishop of Clogher, was translated to Meath on 
June 25th; and was enthroned at Trim. He was ap 
pointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dublin. 
He is gratefully remembered by the Church of Ireland 
for his generous disposition, and especially for having 
laid the foundation of a fund for the maintenance of the 
widows and orphans of clergymen. He died on 29th 
July, 1705; and was buried in the chapel of Trinity 
College, Dublin. He has published: 

1. A Sermon, preached at the Primary Visitation of 



BISHOPS. 121 

Michael, Archbishop of Armagh, at Drogheda, on 20th 
August, 1679. 4to. Dublin, 1679. 

2. A Thanksgiving Sermon, on 2 Chron. xxviii. 9. 
4to. 1690. 

3. A Sermon, preached at the Funeral of Bishop 
Hopkins of Deny. 4to. London, 1690. 

4. A Sermon, preached at Christ Church, Dublin, 
before the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. 4to. Dublin, 
1692. 

5. A Sermon, preached at Christ Church, Dublin, 
before the Lord Deputy and the House of Parliament, 
on 27th October, 1695. 4to. Dublin, 1695. 

74. 1705. WILLIAM MORETON, D. D. an Englishman, edu 
cated at Oxford, Bishop of Kildare, was translated by 
patent dated September 18th. He died in Dublin, on 
21st November, 1715, and was buried on the 24th in 
Christ Church Cathedral, of which he had been Dean. 
A portrait of him is preserved in the hall of Christ 
Church, Oxford. 

75. 1715. JOHN EVANS, D. D. Bishop of Bangor, in Wales, 
was translated to Meath on January 19th. He had for 
several years been chaplain to the British merchants in 
India. He died, suddenly, in Dublin, on 2nd March, 
172 1, and was buried in the churchyard of St. George s 
Chapel. He generously bequeathed all his property in 
England, Wales, and Ireland, for the benefit of the poorer 
Clergy of the respective countries. 

76. 1724. HENRY DOWNES, D. D. Bishop of Elphin, was 
translated to Meath on 9th April ; and from hence to 
Derry, on 8th February, 1726. While in this see he 
published " A Sermon on King Charles II. s Restoration, 
preached at Christ Church, Dublin. 4to. Dublin, 1725." 
See a list of his writings under the diocese of Kiliala. 

77. 1726. RALPH LAMBERT, D. D. Bishop of Dromore, was 
ULSTER.] R 



122 MEATH. 

translated to Meath by patent dated February 10th. He 
died on 6th February, 1731, and was buried in St. Mi- 
chan s, Dublin. 

78. 1731. WELBORE ELLIS, D.D. Bishop of Kildare, was 
translated to Meath by patent dated March 13th. He 
died on 1st January, 173f, and was buried with much 
solemnity at Christ Church, Dublin, of which he had 
been Dean. 

79. 173}. ARTHUR PRICE, D. D. Bishop of Leighlin and 
Ferns, was translated to Meath on 2nd February. In 
1744 he was advanced to the archbishopric of CaslieL 

80. 1744. HENRY MAULE, D. D. Bishop ofDromore, was 
translated to Meath by patent dated May 24th. He 
bore an excellent character as a pious and diligent pas 
tor, and was one of the earliest supporters of the Pro 
testant Charter Schools. He published " A Sermon 
on Psalm cxxiv. 5. 4to. Dublin, 1733 " (reprinted in 
12mo. at London) ; also a "Circular Letter addressed to 
the Clergy of his Diocese, on the subject of the Rebel 
lion in Scotland (four pages), dated Dublin, Oct. 7th, 
1745." He died at Ardbraccan, on April 13th, 1758; 
and was buried there, in the tomb of Bishop Montgo 
mery. 

By his will, dated 5th October, 175 7, he bequeathed 
100 to the Bishop of Cloyne, to augment poor livings, 
either by the purchase of tithes or glebe ; 10 to the 
poor of Arklow ; 30 to Charter Schools ; 10 to the 
Royal Dublin Society ; 20 to the County Infirmary at 
Navan ; 10 to the poor of Trim ; 20 to the Charter 
School of Ardbraccan ; 10 to the poor of Ardbraccan; 
10 to his poor labourers and manufacturers, with re 
mission of all the rent which they owe ; besides several 
other bequests to the poor, to his servants, &c. &c. 



BISHOPS. 123 

81. 1758. HON. WILLIAM CARMICHAEL, Bishop of Ferns, 
&c. was translated hither by patent dated June 8th. In 
1765 he was advanced to the archbishopric of Dublin. 

82. 1765. RICHARD POCOCKE, D. D. Bishop of Ossory, had 
received the King s letter for his translation to Elphin in 
June of this year ; but the expected vacancy in that see 
not taking place, he was translated to Meath on July 16th. 
His career in this bishopric was speedily cut short ; he 
was seized with apoplexy while engaged in his primary 
visitation in the following September, and died on the 
15th of that month, aged 63. He was buried at Ard- 
braccan. A small slab, erected to his memory, is placed 
upon the monument of Bishop Montgomery. He be 
queathed his collection of coins, medals, fossils, &c. &c. 
to the British Museum. See more of him among the 
Bishops of Ossonj. 

83. 1765, ARTHUR SMYTH, D. D. Bishop of Down, &c. was 
translated to Meath by patent dated October 28th. 
After sitting here less than one year, he was advanced 
to the archbishopric of Dublin, in April, 1766. 

84. 1766. HON. HENRY MAXWELL (youngest son of John, 
first Baron of Farnham), Bishop of Dromore, was trans 
lated to Meath by patent dated April 15th. He built 
the episcopal palace at Ardbraccan, and contributed 
liberally to the erection of the parish church. Having 
governed this see thirty-two years, he died in October, 
1798, aged 75, and was buried at Ardbraccan. 

85. 1798. THOMAS LEWIS O BEIRNE, D. D. Bishop of Os- 
sory, was translated hither by patent dated December 
18th. He died at Ardbraccan on 17th February, 1823, 
aged 76, and was there buried. A tablet has been 
placed in that church, bearing the following inscrip 
tion : 



124 MEATH. 

Near this place are interred the mortal remains of 

The Most Reverend and Right Honourable 

THOMAS LEWIS O BEIKNE, D. D. 

Lord Bishop of Meath ; 
the chief objects of whose life were 

to promote happiness in his family by affection and benevolence, 

and to diffuse piety and holiness thro his diocese, 

by guiding and directing his parochial clergy 

in the performance of the awful duties 

incumbent on them as ministers of the United Church. 

During the 25 years that he presided over this See, 

there were erected in it 

72 glebe houses, and 57 churches. 

He died February 17th, 1823, 

aged 76 years. 

See a full account of him and of his writings, under 
the diocese of Ossory. 

86. 1823. NATHANAEL ALEXANDER, D. D. Bishop of Down 
and Connor, was translated to Meath by patent dated 
March 21st. He died in Dublin, on 21st October, 1840, 
aged 81, and was buried at Ardbraccan, where a monu 
ment bears the following tribute to his memory : 

Sacred 

To the Memories 
of the Right Honble. and Most Rev. 

NATHANAEL ALEXANDER, D. D. 

Lord Bishop of Meath, and Anne his wife, 

whose bodies lie beneath the chancel of this church. 

Nathanael Lord Bishop of Meath, eldest son 

of the late Robert Alexander, of Boomhall 

in the county of Derry, Esq. 
was born on the 13th of August, 1760; 
consecrated Bishop of Clonfert, 1801 ; 
Translated to the See of Killaloe in 1804 ; 
in the same year to the See of Down and Connor ; 

to the See of Meath in 1823, 
in which he presided for 17 years, 

over an attached clergy. 

He departed this life on the 21st of October, 1840, 
in his 81st year. 



ARCHDEACONS. 125 

87. 1840. CHARLES DICKENSON, D. D. was a native of Cork, 
born in 1792; was a Scholar of Trinity College, Dub 
lin ; and became Vicar of St. Anne s parish, in Dublin, 
in 1833. He published: 

1. Observations on Ecclesiastical Legislation and 
Church Reform. 8vo. Dublin, 1833. 

2. Vindication of a Memorial concerning Church 
Property in Ireland. 8vo. Dublin, 1836. 

3. Sermons. 

He died of fever, at Ardbraccan, on 12th July, 1842, 
in the fiftieth year of his age, and was there interred. 
A biographical sketch of him, prefixed to his " Corres 
pondence," was published by the Rev. Dr. West, in 1845. 

88. 1842. EDWARD STOPFORD, LL.D. Archdeacon of Ar 
magh, was appointed to this see by patent dated - - ; 
and was consecrated at Armagh, on Nov. 6th, by the 
Primate, assisted by the Bishops of Kilmore and Down. 



ARCHDEACONS. 

This diocese has neither Dean nor Chapter. The only dig 
nitary and chief officer under the Bishop is the Arch 
deacon. The clergy meet in Synod, and possess a com 
mon seal (see above, p. 107). 

11. HELIAS was Archdeacon. [MS. Trin. Coll. Dubl. 
if. i. 18.] 

1190. RADULPHUS (or RALPH) LE PETIT. [Ibid.] He held 
this office for a very long period, and, being a man " of 
great gravity and wisdom," was elected bishop in the 
year 1227. [Ware.] In a MS. in Trinity College, 
Dublin, he is styled "Archdeacon of Mullingar," perhaps 
because he had founded a priory of Augustinians in that 
town. 



126 MEATH. 

1235 and 1244. SIMON DE BURFORD occurs. [MS.Trin. Coll. 

Dubl. F. i. 1 8.] 
1222. R , Archdeacon, appears, with the Archdeacon 

of Kildare, as a delegate in a dispute between Christ 

Church and St. Mary s Abbey, Dublin. [Arch. Ch. Ch.] 
1264. RICHARD OF MALMESBURY. He died in 1269. [Cod. 

Clarend. 46, and Annals of Multifernan.] 
1269. JOHN DE DUBLETON, or DUMBILTON. He died on 

18th November, 1288, and was buried at Kells. [MS. 

Trin. Coll. Dubl.] He wrote upon Logic and Natural 

Philosophy. [See Ware s Writers.] 

1289. JOHN DE KENELYE. [Prynne s Records, iii. p. 1016.] 
1295 to 1315. WILLIAM DE SIDAN. [Ibid, and Registr. 

Prene.] 
1325. WILLIAM DE S. LEODEGARIO (ST. LEGER). In 1350 

he was appointed Bishop of Meath by the Pope. 
1350. ROBERT DE EMELDEN. He was Treasurer of Ireland. 

[Ibid.] 

1361. MATTHEW CRUMPE. [Cod. Clarend. 36.] It appears 
by a Chancery Roll of 48 Edward III. that the King 
disputed the patronage of the archdeaconry with the Bi 
shop ; and, having gained it, he presented Crumpe again 
in the year 1372. 

1362. ADAM OWEN. [MS. Trin. Coll. Dubl. F. i. 18.] 
1369. HENRY POULE (or PONT). [Ibid.] 

1374 to 1381. ANDREW DAUNDON. [Ibid.] 

1386-1388. THOMAS SPROTT. [Ibid.] 

In O Phelan s " Tombs of Kilkenny" is an inscription (with 
out date) to " Dominus Willielmus Carleil, quondam 
Archidiaconus Midensis, Rector de Yochil, ac Ecclesi- 
arum Dublin. Cassel. Ossor. Fern. Clonens. et Corkag. 
Canonicus." He was likewise one of the Barons of the 
Exchequer. In another part is one to " Dom. Joannes 
de Kaiicll" (probably a relative), "quondam Cancellarius 



ARCHDEACONS. 127 

S. Patr. Dublin," &c. He was Chancellor in the year 
1388. (See under the dioceses of Dublin and Ossory.) 

1400. THOMAS BATHE, or BACHE. In 1403 he was made 
Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and Treasurer of Ireland. 
[Rot. Cane.] 

1407. WILLIAM (or WALTER ?) YOUNG, presented by the 
Crown, during the vacancy of the see, on May 3rd, 1412, 
quaere 1407 ? [MS. Marsh, and Rot. 13 Hen. IV.] In 
1422 he held the high office of Chancellor of Ireland. 
[Rot. Cane.] In 1437 he was still Archdeacon, and 
Rector of Ardmulchan. [Reg. Swayne, and Fleming.] 
In this last year he was excommunicated by the Primate. 
[Reg. Prene.] 

1450-1478. JOHN WHITE. [Reg. Prene, and Cod. Clarend. 
46.] He was the clergy s proctor in the Parliament of 
1450. [Cod. Clar. 36.] 

1489 to 1498. CHRISTOPHER DOWDALL. [Rot. Cane.] 

1528, 1534, &c. CHRISTOPHER DOWDALL. [Cod. Clar. 36.] 
In 1528 King Henry VIII. permitted him to found a 
chantry in the church of Termonfechin. [Reg. Cromer.] 

1540-1542. JOHN CHAMBRE, or CHAMBER. [MS. Marsh.] 

1558. ROBERT LUTTRELL is Archdeacon. [Reg. Dowdall, 
Armagh.] In 1535 he had been presented by the Crown 
to the Rectory of Kilberry, in this diocese. 

15 . HUGH BRADY, who had been Archdeacon, was raised 
to the bishopric in 1563. [Ware.] 

1559. JOHN GARVEY, or GARVIE, Dean of Ferns; presented 
to this archdeaconry and the rectory of Kclls, on July 
14th. In 1560 he was Prebendary of Tipperkevin, in 
St. Patrick s, Dublin, and in 1565 was made Dean of 
Christ Church. In 1585 he was raised to the bishopric 
of Kilmore, and in 1589 was made Primate, but still held 
his archdeaconry. He died in 159f , and was buried in 
Christ Church, Dublin. 



128 MEATIL 

1595. EUGENE (or JOHN) WOODS occurs. Quaere, if he was 
Dean of Armagh? It appears that he departed this 
kingdom without license ; whereby his preferment became 
forfeited to the Crown. 

160. THOMAS MOIGNE, B. D. an Englishman, educated at 
Cambridge, was presented by the Crown, by patent dated 
February 7th. In 1608 he exchanged this preferment 
with Rider, Dean of St. Patrick s, Dublin. In 1612 he 
was advanced to the bishopric of Kilmore. 

1608. JOHN RIDER, M. A. a Prebendary of Kildare, and 
Dean of St. Patrick s, Dublin. In 1608 he exchanged 
this last preferment for the archdeaconry of Meath. In 
1612 he was raised to the bishopric of Killaloe, which 
he held till his death in 1632. 

1613. RANDOLPH (RANDALL, or RALPH) BARLOW, B. D. who 
had been educated at Cambridge, succeeded, by patent 
dated December 28th. [Rot. Pat.] He was at this time 
a Prebendary of Kildare. In 1614 he was made Dean 
of Leighlin; in 1615, Prsecentor of Kilkenny. In 1618 
he became Dean of Christ Church, Dublin ; and in 1629 
was raised to the archbishopric of Tuam, still holding 
his archdeaconry in commendam for some years. 

1633, or 1634? JOHN BRAMHALL, D. D. a native of Ponte- 
fract, in Yorkshire, educated at Sidney College, Cam 
bridge, who had been brought over to Ireland by the 
Earl of Strafford on account of his distinguished talents, 
succeeded (by lapse), by patent from the Crown, dated 
October 1st. He was presented again on the 4th of 
March following, having been within the last five weeks 
made Treasurer of Christ Church, Dublin. In May 
1634, he was consecrated Bishop of Derry ; and at the 
Restoration was advanced to the Primacy. 

1634. ROBERT USSHER, D. D. a Prebendary of Dromore, 
and of St. Patrick s, Dublin, and Provost of Trinity Col- 



ARCHDEACONS. 129 

lege, was presented in May. He resigned the provost- 
ship on August llth of this year. In 1635 he was 
raised to the bishopric of Kildare; and for some time 
held this archdeaconry in commendam. 

1 644. ARTHUR WARE (brother of the eminent antiquary, 
Sir James Ware), a Fellow of Trinity College, Dub 
lin, presented by the Crown. [MS. Marsh.] Perhaps 
he was appointed on March 10th, 164. [See Lib. Mun.] 

166^. AMBROSE JONES, D. D. a Prebendary of Emly, pre 
sented (by lapse) by the Crown, on February 4th. In 
1667 he was raised to the bishopric of Kildare ; and, I 
think, held the archdeaconry in commendam till his death 
in 1678. 

1678. WILLIAM JONES, collated on December 15th (FF.) 
Pie died on 18th August, 1681 [MS. Marsh] ; and was 
buried in St. Peter s, Dublin. [Par. Reg.] It is curious 
that his burial is also recorded (on August 9th) in the 
Register of St. Andrew s parish, Dublin. 

1681. HENRY COTTINGHAM, Dean of Clonmacnois, and 
Rector of Ardbraccan; presented 19th August, 1681; 
and again collated (his subscription being found defec 
tive) 22nd June, 1683. He died 20th February, 169J. 

169f . JAMES MOORCRAFT, M. A. collated February 23rd. 
(FF.) He continued in the archdeaconry till his death 
on April 9th, 1723. 

1723. GEORGE LEWIS, M. A. collated June 26th. [D. R.] 
He died in 1730. 

1730. WILLIAM SMYTH, M. A. (eldest son of Bishop Tho 
mas Smyth, of Limerick) Dean of Ardfert; collated 
22nd April. (FF.) He died in 1732. 

1732. JAMES SMYTH, M. A. collated September 14th. (FF.) 

1759. CHARLES STONE, D. D. collated 18th December (or 
September). He held this dignity thirty-nine years, 
and died in 1798. 

ULSTER.] S 



130 MEATH. 

1799. THOMAS DE LACY, M. A. collated 8th May. After 
holding his archdeaconry forty-five years, he died in 
1844. 

1844. EDWARD ADDERLY STOPFORD, M. A. (son of Dr. E. 
Stopford, Bishop of Meath), collated March 9th. In 
1848 he was appointed Vicar-General of the diocese. He 
has published the following pieces : 

1. The Weapons of Schism, or the Way to keep up 
Separation among Christians. 12mo. Dublin, 1842. 

2. A Report to the Lord Bishop of Meath, on the 
state of Elementary Schools in the diocese, and the 
opinions of the Clergy respecting the question of Na 
tional Education. 8vo. Dublin, 1844. 

3. The Bread of Life, a Sermon preached before the 
Irish Teachers at Kingscourt, county of Cavan ; with 
an Appendix, showing the Doctrine of the Eucharist as 
held by English Divines of the sixteenth and seven 
teenth Centuries. 8vo. Dublin, 1846. 



ARCHDEACONS OF KELLS. 

It has been observed above, that Kells was anciently a bi 
shop s see. The time of its foundation is not now known. 
Sir James Ware states that it was merged into that of 
Meath during the thirteenth century. We have no traces 
of any members of the Chapter of Kells, excepting only 
the Archdeacon of Kells, or (as often styled) of Nobber. 

1047. CUDUILIGH, the son of Gaethin, "Archdeacon of the 
Abbey of Kells," died. [Archdall, from Four Masters.] 

1276. In an instrument of this year, remaining in the Ar 
chives of Christ Church, Dublin, Major, and 



ARCHDEACONS OF KELLS. 131 

Synan, u in Ecclcsia, Midensi Archidiaconi," are named. 
[See Registrum Novum, ad ann.j 

1287. THOMAS ST. LEGER, Archdeacon, was in this year 
elected Bishop of Meath. [Ware.] 

1315. WILLIAM ST. LEGER, Archdeacon, is witness to a 
grant made by his bishop. [King s Collections.] Per 
haps he is the person who was Archdeacon of Meath in 
1325, and afterwards became Bishop of that diocese. 

1362. HENRY POWELL is Archdeacon. [See an enrolment 
of a deed of gift made by him and the Vicar of Kilpa- 
trick, in Pat. Roll, 33 Hen. VIII.] 

1380. WALTER DE BINGGE (or BRUGGE). [MS. Trin. Coll. 
Dubl. F, i. 1 8.] 

1384 to 1415. ADAM NAAS (or DEL NAAS). [Ibid.] He 
is mentioned as having episcopal power in his archdea 
conry, during the vacancy of the see of Meath. [Rot. 
Pat. 9 Ric. II.] 

1418. ROBERT SUTTON, "Archdeacon of Nobber." [Ibid.] 

1423 to 1435, &c. JOHN STANYHURST, called "Archdeacon 
of Kells and parson of Nobber." [Rot. Pat. 1 Hen. VI.] 
A person of his two names was Archdeacon in 1464. 
[Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1534. CHARLES REYNOLDS appears. [Reg. Cromer.] This 
person, whose real name was M Ranell (afterwards 
changed to the English form of Reynolds), was deputed 
in 1535, by " Silken Lord Thomas" of Kildare, to seek 
aid from the Pope and the Emperor Charles V. [D Al 
ton s Annals of Boyle, p. 405.] 

1535 to 1541. THOMAS LOCKWOOD. He is also styled Arch 
deacon of Nobber. [MS. Marsh.] And in this year he 
obtained a grant of the next presentation to the archdea 
conry of Meath. In 1543 he was made Dean of Christ 
Church, Dublin. 

154J. EDWARD STAPLES, Bishop of Meath, obtained the 



132 MEATH. 

King s license, dated December 27th and January llth, 
to annex this archdeaconry to his see, with consent of 
the clergy of the diocese. [Ware.] This arrangement 
was subsequently abandoned ; but the union was perma 
nently restored in or before 1622. [MS. Marsh.] 

1566. THOMAS LANCASTER. In 1568 he was made Arch 
bishop of Armagh ; and had a license to hold this arch 
deaconry, with other preferments, in commendam. 
[Ware.] He died in 1584. 

1622. The Regal Visitation Book of this year states that 
the archdeaconry of Kells, or Nobber, is united to the 
bishopric : but it does not mention the time at which 
the union was cfFected. 



CLONMACNOIS. 133 



DIOCESE OF CLONMACNOIS (OR CLONE). 

This see was founded by St. Kiaran the younger, the son 
of a carpenter, who built an abbey here in 548, the 
church of which was converted into the cathedral. An 
ciently it had twelve prebends, but these gradually fell 
into lay hands, and were lost to the Church. The see of 
Clonmacnois was united to that of Meath, in the year 
1568, by Act of Parliament. As that Act never has 
been printed, I insert it here, from the original in the 
Rolls Office, Dublin: 

" Acts passed in the Parliament holden at Dublin, before Sir 
Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy, on 2ord February, $c., in 
the xi th year of our sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth. 

" Wheare the busshopricke of Clonvicnoishe, within the 
realme of Ireland, and of the province of Ardrnagh, is 
now vacaunte, and of so small revenues and profittes as 
yt is not equal livinge with a goode parsonage in some 
churches of this realme, by reason whereof the pore in- 
habitaunts within that Diocesse are utterly destitute and 
disappointed of a good pasture ; and therby of longe 
tyme bene keapte in ignoraunce as well of their duties 
towards god as also towards the Quenes maiestie, and 
the comen wealthe of this realme, to the great danger of 
their soules. And that the same diocesse doth so ad- 
joyne unto the busshopricke of Me the as thebusshop of 
that diocesse moughte very convenyentlye instructe and 
edifie the pore and neady of the outher, yf the same 
wcarc united and consolidate to yt, whereof shoulde fol- 



134 CLONMACNOIS. 

lowe that the people shalbe fedd with sounde doc 
trine for their soules helth ; and alsoo by the goode 
pollicie of the Reverend father that nowe dothe, to the 
greate utilitie of the subjectes and goode advauncement 
of service, occupie the sea of Methe, shortlye broughte 
and reduced to a great civilitie, and consequentlye to 
a welthe, which thinge woulde much encrease the force 
of this Realme. In consideration wherof be it enacted 
& established by the Queenes highnes, and by the con 
sent of the Lords spirituall & temporall, and the Com 
mons in this present Parliament assembled, and by the 
aucthoritie of the same, that the saide hole and intire 
diocesse or busshopricke of Clonevicnoishe, and every 
parcell and member therof, together with the hole 
rights, possessions, and hereditaments to the busshop 
ricke belonging, as well spirituall as temporall, be from 
henceforthe for ever united and annexed to the Diocesse 
and busshopricke of Methe, as a member and part of the 
same diocesse and busshopricke of Methe: and that from 
henceforth the said busshopricke of Clonvicknoyshe and 
every parcell therof, exempt as well as not exempt, to 
be and be taken, named, and reputed to be of the dio 
cesse and busshopricke of Methe, and of the episcopall 
iurisdiction of the same, to everie effecte and purpose 
according to the ecclesiastical lawes of this realme, and 
that the hole cleargie of the diocesse and busshopricke 
of Clonevicknoyshe and all other the Quenes subjects 
being within the lymyts and boundes of the same dio 
cesse and busshopricke of Clonvicknoishe shall from 
hencefourthe for ever owe theyre obedience to the nowe 
Busshoppe of Methe, and to his successors Busshoppes of 
Methe for ever, & be under the Jurisdiction episcopall 
of Methe in the like and the same maner & forme that 
the hole cleargie & outhers the Quenes subjects beinge 



CLONMACNOIS. 135 

within the lymites & boundcs of the said diocesse of 
Methe are and owe to be. And that from hensforthe 
for ever the saide Busshopricke & Diocesse of Meithe & 
Clonevicknoyshe shalbe adjudged, made, reputed, and 
taken as one hole and intire Diocesse of Methe, and by 
that name shalbe called, knowen, & used, & not as seve- 
rall diocesses. And that from henceforwarde nother the 
cleargie, or any outhers the quenes subjects beinge of 
the saide dioces off Clonvicknoy she shall recognise any 
other ordinarie for there immedyate Bisshopp but only 
the Busshopp of Methe & his successors, & to the same 
shall obey in all thinges accordinge to the lawes as 
well temporall as ecclesiasticall of this Realme. And be 
it farther enacted by the aucthoritie aforsaide that the 
Busshoppe of Methe that nowe is & his successours for 
ever shall from henceforthe have, holde, enjoye, & per 
ceive as in righte of the Busshopricke of Methe all & 
singular the mannors, castells, lands, tenements, & here 
ditaments as well spirituall as temporall that doo belonge 
or appertaine unto the saide Busshopricke of Clonvyck- 
noyshe : and shall use, exercise, & execute all Jurisdiction 
episcopall in and throughoute the hole & intire dioces of 
Clonvicknoishe aforsaide, & every part therof, in as large, 
ample, & beneficiall maner as any bisshoppe of the saide 
diocesse of Clonvicknoyshe did or ever thoughte or 
oughte to have done, & shall take & levie all & all maner 
proffittes, rightes, duties, & comodities within the saide 
hole bisshopricke in like maner as the Bisshopps of the 
same before this present union and consolidation ever 
did & oughte to have done. And be it alsoo enacted by 
the same aucthoritie that all grants, leases, & other acts 
whatsoever to be hereafter done, made, or executed by 
the nowe bysshopp of Methe or by any his successours 
toutchinge or concerning any rights or hereditaments of 



136 CLONMACNOIS. 

the said bisshoprickc of Clonvicknoishc, or toutchingc or 
concerninge the episcopall jurisdiction within that dio- 
cesse of Clonvicknoyshe, shalbe made, done, wroughtc, 
& passed under the scale of the sea of Methe, & with & 
by the advise and consente of the clergie of Methe in 
cases wheare [their?] assente shalbe requisite & neces- 
sarie in the like & the same maner as the saideBusshop 
of Methe dothe & may passe, doo, & perfitt any thinge 
or things toutchinge or concerninge the rights, heredi 
taments, or jurisdictions of the Busshopricke of Methe, & 
that from henceforthe for ever the hole clergie of the said 
diocesse of Clonvicknoishe shalbe accepted, taken, repu 
ted & adjudged parte & member of the cleargie of Methe, 
and shall not henceforth be reputed or taken a distincte 
body corporation or clergy from the clergy of Methe. 
Savinge unto the Quenes maieste, her heires & succes 
sors, the tweantie parte of the saide Busshopricke of 
Clonvicknoishe, according as the same is, or hereafter 
shalbe rated & valued at in her Maiesties records. And 
alsoo saving unto her Maiestie, her heires and succes- 
sours, the first ffrutes of the saide Busshopricke of Clon 
vicknoyshe upon everye avoydaunce of the Busshop 
ricke of Methe, accordinge as [to ?] the same or such 
like rate and valuation as the same Busshopricke is, or 
hereafter shalbe rated or valued in her Maiesties records. 
Savinge alsoo to everie person & persons, bodies poli- 
tique & corporate, theire heires, successours, fermors & 
lessees, & the heires & successours, fermors & lessees of 
everye of them, outlier then any & everie such person 
& persons as shall hereafter by any pretexte usurpe the 
name and title of Busshoppe of Clonvicknoyshe, all suche 
ryghtes, title, clayme, intreste, possession, reversion, re 
mainder, Presentations, nominations, advowsons, offices, 
annuities, rente chardges, rentes services, rents secke, 



BISHOPS. 137 

& coens, whiche they, or any of theyme, have, oughte, 
or moughte Have had in or to any the rights, posses 
sions, & hereditaments, spirituall or temporall, united, 
annexed, or consolidate by this present Acte to the Bus- 
shopricke of Methe aforesaide, this Acte, or anythinge 
therein conteyned to the contrare notwithstanding. 
" Le Seigneur Deputie le veoulte." 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

The ancient Seal of the Cathedral Church of Clonmacnois 
is engraved in Harris s Ware. It bears two Axes in sal. 
tier (between four crosses) in allusion to the founder, St. 
Kiaran, a carpenter s son ; and is inscribed, A FABR. FIL. 

ECCL. C. DE CLUANMACNOISE AN. SAL. 548. 
TAXATION. 

(A. D. 1291.% Authority of Pope Nicholas IV ?) 

Cluanensis Diocesis. 
De Episcopo Cluanensi pro 

Decima, ix s . desumpto uno denario. 

Archidiaconatus ejusdem, . vii s . viii d . 

De Decano, ii s . 

De Prscbendis omnium Ca- 
nonicorum Cathedralium, ii s . 

BISHOPS. 

With respect to the early prelates, Ware observes that there 
are but slender memorials remaining of the bishops of 
this see, before the arrival of the English ; and it will 
be seen that the accounts of several of them are con 
fused and contradictory. 

1. 548. ST. KIARAN, the founder, lived only one year after 
the erection of his see ; dying on September 9th, A. D. 
549, at the early age of 33. [Ware.] 

ULSTER.] T 



138 CLONMACNOIS. 

2. 549. TIGERNACH, who succeeded Kiaran, died within 
the same year, of a pestilence. As his death is stated to 
have taken place on the 4th of April, it is thought by 
some that Kiaran never was bishop himself, but that he 
appointed Tigernach his first bishop. [Ibid.] 

[From this time there is a deficiency in the order of 
succession, for more than a century.] 

3. 663. BAITAN O CoRMAC, of an ancient and illustrious fa 
mily, was first a monk, then Abbat, and lastly Bishop, of 
Clonmacnois ; a man of piety and virtue. He died on 
March 1st. [Ware.] 

[Another long hiatus.] 

4. 839. JOSEPH of Rossmore, reported by the Four Masters 

to be an excellent writer, died in this year. [Ibid.] 

5. 886. MAELDARIUS died. [Ibid.] 

6. 886. CORPREY, surnamed Crom, or " the Crooked," suc 
ceeded. He was styled " the head of religion, and prin 
cipal ornament of his age and country." He died on 6th 
March, 899. 

7. 924. COLMAN, Abbat and Bishop of Clonmacnois, and 
likewise Abbat of Clonard, who is called in the Annals 
of the Four Masters " the founder of the cathedral of 
Clonmacnois, and the wisest Doctor of all Ireland," died 
on February 7th. [Ibid.] 

8. 935. DONAGH, Bishop of Clonmacnois, died. [MaGeoghe- 

gan.] 

9. 950. DONAGH M EGARTY, of the O Kellys of Bray, Bi 

shop of Clonmacnois, died. [Ibid.] 

10. 964. CORMAC O KILLEEN, Abbat and Bishop, died. He 
was also Abbat of Roscommon ; and perhaps of Roserea. 
He had the character of a man of learning. [Ware.] 

11. 969. TUATHAL, Abbat and Bishop, died. [Ibid.] 

12. 969. DUNCHAD, or DONAT O BRAOIN was elected Ab 
bat and Bishop. After sitting five years he resigned his 
dignities, and retired to a solitary life at Armagh, in 974. 



BISHOPS. 139 

13. 994. MQEL-POILE, Comorb of St. Feichin (i.e. Abbat of 
Foure), and^Bishop of Clonmacnois, died. [Archdall, 
from Ma Geoghegan.] 

14. 1038. FLAITHBHERTACH M LoiNGRY, Bishop of Clon 
macnois, and reader, died. [Ma Geoghegan.] 

15. 1052. ECTIGERN O ERGAIN died in pilgrimage at Clon- 
ard. [Ware.] 

16. 1067. COLOCAIR died. [Ibid.] 

17. 1070. AILILD O HARRETAIGH died in pilgrimage, at 
Clonard. [Ware.] 

18. 1079. - - O MALONE, Bishop, died. [D Alton s Boyle.] 

19. 1103. CHRISTIAN O HECTIGERN died. [Ware.] 

20. 1105. MOREIGH O MoYLEDOWNE (MALONE ?) Bishop of 
Clonmacnois, died. [Ma Geoghegan.] 

21. 1110. GILLA CHRIST O MALONE died. [D Alton.] The 
Four Masters place his death in 1127. 

22. 1136. DOMNALD O DuBHAi, or O DuFFY, died in this 
or the following year. It would appear that he was also 
Bishop of Elphin. [See Harris s Ware.] 

23. 1152. MORIERTACH O MELIDER (MAEL-EITER ?) as 
sisted at the Synod of Kells in this year. He died at a 
great age, in 1187 or 1188 ; but appears to have resigned 
the see many years before his death. [Ibid.] 

24. 1153. HUGH MALONE died. [D Alton.] 

25. 1172. TIGERNACH O MAEL-EOIN (MALONE) died in this 
year. Money was at this time coined at Clonmacnois. [lb.] 

26. 1172. MAOLCIARANO FlODHABHRA(O FlDAVER)"Coarb 

of St. Kiaran," succeeded: he died in 1081. [Four Mas.] 

27. 1187. MUIRCHEARTACH O MAOILUIDHIR, Bishop of 

Clonfert and Clonmacnois, died. [Ibid.] 

28. 1187. MUREACH O MuRRECHAN succeeded ; called "a 
very venerable, learned, and witty old man, complete 
with all the parts belonging to one of his function." [Ma 
Geoghegan.] He died in 1213, and was buried at Clon 
macnois. [Ware.] 



140 CLONMACNOIS. 

29. 1206. CATHAL O MALONE died. [D Alton.] 

30. 1220. EDAN O MAILY, called also Hugh O Malone, was 
drowned this year. [Ibid.] 

31. 1220. MAEL-RONY O MoDEiN, or MAEL-MURRY O MA 
LONE, sat ten years, and died in 1230. 

32. 1230. HUGH O MALONE died in 1236 among the monks 
at Kilbeggan, and was buried in St. Mary s Abbey at 
that place. Harris conjectures that he resigned the see 
before his death ; and that he is in fact the same person 
who is in some annals called Eli as, and set down as suc 
cessor of Hugh; and on whose resignation, in 1236, the 
next bishop was appointed. 

33. 1236. THOMAS, Dean of Clonmacnois, was elected by 
the Dean and Chapter; and at length obtained the 
King s confirmation, on April 18th, 1236. He sat sixteen 
years. 

34. 1252. DAVID M KELLY O GiLL PATRICK, died. [Four 
Masters.] 

35. 125f. THOMAS O CuiN (O Qum), a Franciscan friar, 
was consecrated at Rome; and was confirmed by the 
King, on February 20th. He sat twenty-seven years, 
and died in 1279. The see remained vacant nearly two 
years. 

36. 1281. GILBERT, Dean of Clonmacnois, was elected in 
1280; but was not consecrated until he had obtained 
the King s assent, on 27th July, 1281. He resigned in 
1288. 

37. 1290. WILLIAM O DuFFY, a Franciscan friar, succeeded, 
after a vacancy of two years. He died, by a fall from 
his horse, in 1297. A drawing of his episcopal seal is 
in the Archives of Christ Church, Dublin. 

38. 1298. WILLIAM O FINDAN, O FYNEAN, or O MuAN, Ab- 
bat of Kilbeggan, succeeded. He died in 1300, and the 
see remained vacant three years. 



BISHOPS. 141 

39. 1303. DONALD O BRUIN, a Franciscan, was elected. He 
was confirmed -by the King, on April 14th. The time 
of his death is unknown. 

40. 13 . LEWIS O DALY (or O DAILLAIGH) succeeded. He 
died in 1337, "after a well-spent life." [Four Masters.] 

41. 1337. HENRY, a Dominican monk, succeeded. He sat 
a long time, dying about 1367. 

42. 1367. RICHARD, of some unascertained religious order, 
succeeded. 

43. 13. PHILIP succeeded Richard. He died in 1388 ? 

44. 1384. PAUL M TEIGE, "Comorban of Clonmacnois," 
died. [Ma Geoghegan.] 

45. 1390. MILO CORY, a Franciscan friar, succeeded, by 
provision of the Pope, on November 9th. Soon after 
wards King Richard II. appointed him Justiciary of 
Connaught. He sat but a short time. 

46. 139-. O GALCHOR (O GALLAGHER?) succeeded 

Milo. He died in 1397. 

47. 1398. PETER, a Cistercian monk, Abbat ofGranard, 
succeeded by the Pope s provision. He died in 1411. 

48. 1411. PHILIP O MAEL succeeded by the same papal in 
fluence. He died in 1422. 

49. 1423. DAVID BRENDOG, a Cistercian monk, succeeded, 
by the Pope s provision, on September 24th. The see 
became vacant next year, whether by death or resigna 
tion does not appear, and so continued for some time. 

50. 1427. CORMAC M COGHLAN, Dean of Clonmacnois, 
was elected by the Chapter in 1426, but was not con 
secrated till the following year. He died in 1442, or 
perhaps in 1444, being slain in an attack by one of 
the clans of his own name. He was greatly commended 
for liberality and patronage of learned men. [Ware.] 

51. 1444. JOHN OLDAIS, a Franciscan friar, was appointed 
successor by the Pope, on September 18th. It does not 
appear how long he retained the see. 



142 CLONMACNOIS. 

52. 1480. JAMES. " One James was bishop in 1480. I 
find him among the other Suffragans of the province, at 
a Provincial Council at Drogheda in that year." [Bp. 
Stearne s MSS.] 

53. 1486. JOHN, a Bishop of Clonmacnois, died in this 
year. 

54. 1487. WALTER BLAKE, a Canon of the Cathedral of 
Enachdune, who is said to have been educated at Ox 
ford, succeeded by the Pope s provision on March 26th. 
It appears that he was twice nominated to the archbi 
shopric of Tuam, but each time met with some disap 
pointment. He governed the see twenty-one years, and 
died in 1508. [See Ware, and O Flaherty s West Con- 
naught, p. 224.] 

55. 1508. THOMAS succeeded, of whom nothing more seems 
to be known. 

56. 1516. QUINTIN or QUINTUS, a Franciscan friar, suc 
ceeded by the Pope s provision on Nov. 10th. In 1527 
we find him declared contumacious by the Primate, for 
some unknown cause, and fined ten pounds. [Reg. 
Cromer.] He died in 1538. 

57. 1538. RICHARD HOGAN, Bishop of Killaloe, a Franciscan 
friar, succeeded. He died within a very short time after 
his translation. 

58. 1539. FLORENCE GERAWAN (KIRWAN?) a Franciscan 
friar, was promoted by the Pope on December 5th, and 
was confirmed by the King on September 23rd, 1541. 
At the same time he received permission to hold a rec 
tory and vicarage in commendam. [Rot. Pat. 33 Hen. 
VIII.] In 1552 his cathedral was miserably pillaged 
by the soldiery. He died in 1554. 

59. 1556. PETER WALL, a Dominican friar, was advanced 
to this see in 1556. On his death, in 1568, this see was 
perpetually united to that of Meath by Act of Parlia 
ment. [See above, p. 133.] 



DEANS. 143 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

It appears that formerly there was in this Cathedral a 
Chapter, consisting of a Dean, Archdeacon, and twelve 
Prebendaries. The names of the prebends were as fol 
lows (taken from a Visitation Book of the year 1616): 

1. Clonmore. 7. Clonaster. 

2. Clonleyne (the Arch- 8. Crumroe. 

deacon s prebend). 9. Cloghran. 

3. Clondelaragh. 10. Cloneragh. 

4. Clonmehan. 11. Raghran. 

5. Clonfinlagh. 12. Cloneffin. 

6. Clonderrig. 

Bishop Stearne remarks : " These have been for many years 
extinct, by the alienation of their revenues, which were 
all conveyed to Popish proprietors." [MS. in Marsh s 
Library.] 

In 1622 Bishop Usslier made the following return to a Re 
gal Visitation : " Clonrnacnois: This deanery was in 
times past a bishopric. There hath been in times past 
belonging to that bishopric a dcanry, yet continuing, 
an archdeaconry, and twelve prebendarys, all long since 
wasted and extinct ; which all were maintained by the 
offerings and funeralls, the churches of Clonmacnois 
being the ancient burial-places of the Kings of Ireland, 
and of the best of the nobility of the same. There is in 
one churchyard ten churches, whereof two are in reason 
able good repair." [MS. in Prerog. Office, Dublin.] 

We have notices remaining of Archdeacons down to 1639, 
but no names of Prebendaries can now be found : at 
present the Dean is the only remaining member of this 
corporation. 



144 CLONMACNOIS. 



SEAL. 



The seal of Marcus Lynch, Dean in 1628, is preserved in the 
Museum of the Royal Irish Academy. 



DEANS. 



1236. THOMAS, Dean of Clonmacnois, was elected bishop 
in this year. [Ware.] 

1280. GILBERT, Dean, was elected bishop in this year, and 
was consecrated in the year following. [Ibid.] 

1426. CORMAC MAC COGHLAN was elected bishop this year, 
and was consecrated in the year following. It is believed 
that he was slain in a party squabble, together with his 
son, who was Archdeacon of Clonmacnois, and some 
others. [Ware.] 

1459. ODO O MOLAN (or MALONE), " pretended Dean of 
Clonmacnois," is deprived by the Primate [Registr. 
Swayne.] The Four Masters thus relate his death in 
1461 : " O Maoileoin (O Malone) the most learned man 
in all Ireland, died at Clonmacnois of the son of Fio- 
dach." 

156^. WILLIAM FLYNN was presented to the deanery on 
January 27th. [Rot. Pat.] 

1579. MILER M CLERY appears. [MS. Marsh.] 

1601. WILLIAM LEICESTER, LESTER, or LYSTER. He is 
said to have greatly injured the property of his deanery, 
by granting improvident leases. He was still Dean in 
1622. [Ussher s Return.] 

1628. MARCUS LYNCH, or LINCHE, admitted May 18th. (FF.) 
In the next year he was made a Prebendary of Tuam, 
His decanal seal is preserved in the Museum of the Royal 
Irish Academy. 

1629. RICHARD PRICE, presented March 31st. [Lib. Mun. 
Hib.] 



DEANS. 145 

1633. SAMUEL CLARKE, B. A. (ordained deacon 19th April, 
1619; priest, 1-lth April, 1620) instituted 29th August. 
[Reg. Vis.] 

1634. WILLIAM BURLEY, M. A. presented 25th June. [Rolls 
Office.] He is perhaps the person who was Prebendary 
of Tipper in St. Patrick s, Dublin, and also Vicar of 
Cahir in the diocese of Lismore. 

1640. WILLIAM MEYLER ? (or MEALES? the name is almost 
obliterated) appears (FF.) 

1661. JOHN KERDIFFE, D. D. appears. [Vis. B. at Armagh.] 
(Quaere, a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin ?) 

1668. HENRY COTTINGHAM, admitted 15th October. (FF.) 
In 1681 he was made Archdeacon of Meath. 

1681. THEOPHILUS HARRISON, M. A. a Canon ofKildarc; 
installed October 21st. (FF.) 

16 . STEPHEN HANDCOCK (of the family of Viscount Cas- 
tlemaine). He was deprived under King James II. but 
was restored by King William and Queen Mary. 

1697. THEOPHILUS HARRISON, A.M. (quasre, the same person 
again appointed?) a Prebendary of Christ Church, Dublin, 
appears. In 1702 he obtained a prebend in St. Patrick s, 
-Dublin. He died in 1720. 

1720. ANTONY DOPPING, A. M. (son of Dr. Dopping, Bishop 
of Meath) ; instituted July 2nd. In 174^ he was raised 
to the bishopric of Ossory. 

174^. JOHN OWEN, D. D. a Prebendary of Christ Church, 
Dublin; presented February 18th [Lib. Mun. Hib.] ; 
instituted March 16th. (FF.) He died in 1760. 

1761. ARTHUR CHAMPAGNE, A.M. (son of Major Josias 
Champagne), a Scholar of Trinity College, Dublin, be 
came a Prebendary of Kildare in 1741, and in 1746 Vi 
car of Mullingar. He was presented to this deanery on 
March 13th. He held it forty years, till his death in 
1800. 

ULSTER.] U 



146 CLONMACNOIS. 

1800. CHARLES MONGAN WARBURTON, D. D. Dean ofAr- 
dagh ; admitted 20th November (or December). (FF.) 
In this same year he became Praecentor of St. Patrick s, 
Dublin. In 1806 he was raised to the see of Limerick, 
and afterwards to Cloyne. 

1806. THOMAS VESEY DAWSON (uncle of Richard Thomas, 
Baron Cremorne) was presented on August llth; insti 
tuted October 3rd. (FF.) He died in 1811. 

1811. HENRY ROPER, D. D. presented December 6th. (FF.) 
He died on 18th April, 1847, in the eighty-sixth year 
of his age. Upon his death the appointment was sus 
pended on May 24th ; but the suspension was removed 
by the Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council on Decem 
ber 23rd, 1847; the revenues being transferred to the 
Ecclesiastical Commissioners. 

1847. RICHARD BUTLER, B. A. Vicar of Trim, was presented 
in December. 



ARCHDEACONS. 

Mem. Clonleyne was the prebend belonging to the Arch 
deacon. [MS. Marsh.] 

1260. MILO MAC THADY O CONNOR, Archdeacon of Clon- 
macnois, was this year consecrated Bishop of Elphin. 
[Ware.] 

1366. PHILIP O DULLACHAN appears. [Reg. Sweteman.] 

1444. JAMES MAC COGHLAN (son of the then bishop) was 
Archdeacon ; and in this year was slain in an affray with 
some of his kinsmen. [Ware.] [See above, p. 141.] 

1444. IRELIUS O MULLACHLYN (MELACHLIN) succeeded on 
August 3rd. [Reg. Swayne.] 

1568. MALACHI DOLAGHAN, "Archdeacon of St. Kiaran of 
Clones," was presented on January 13th. [MS. Marsh.] 



ARCHDEACONS. 147 

1579 to 1616. FERDORAGH MALONE. [MS. Marsh.] 
1620. JOSEPH (or JOHN?) ANCKERS. [MS. Trin. Coll. Dub.] 
1622. Bishop Ussher makes a return to the Regal Visitors, 
that " the archdeaconry is extinct and wasted." 

1638. NEILL MOLLOY, M. A. Prsecentor of Kildare ; formerly 
Vicar of Fercall in the diocese of Meath ; collated Oct. 
31st. (FF.) 

1639. RICHARD LINGARD, collated in March. (FF.) Quaere, 
if he was the person who was appointed a Senior Fellow 
of Trinity College, Dublin, by royal mandate, in 1660, 
and in 1666 became Dean of Lismore ? 

I find no notice of any subsequent Archdeacon. 



CANONS. 

1444. FLORENCE O SHRUAN is mentioned as a Canon of 
Clonmacnois (" Cluanensis"). [Reg. Swayne.] 



PREBENDS. 

Bishop Ussher reported, that anciently there were twelve 
prebends belonging to this church, but that all were 
long since wasted and extinct. [See above, p. 143.] In 
another place he reckons among the revenues of the see 
u certayne prebends annexed to the bishopric, set for the 
yearly rent of seven pounds sterling or thereabouts." 



148 MEATH, ETC. 



The following brief account of the Minor Sees is taken from 
Harris s Ware, and Archdall s Monasticon Hibernicum. 

1. ARDBRACCAN. 

This is a village near the town of Navan. A bishopric was 
founded here in the seventh century, either by St. Brae- 
can, who died in 650, or, in his honor, by his imme 
diate successor, St. Ultan, who died in 657. At present 
Ardbraccan is the episcopal residence of the Bishops of 
Meath. 

2. DULEEK. 

This is a small town near Drogheda, which bears the ap 
pearance of having been a place of far greater extent 
and note in ancient times. 

BISHOPS. 

About A. D. 450. ST. CIANAN, or KENAN, a descendant of 
the royal family of Munster, and a disciple of St. Pa 
trick, established himself here ; erected a church of lime 
and stone, " Damh-liag," from which the place took its 
name ; and became its first bishop. He died on the 2nd 
(or 24th) of November, 488, or 489. 

778. FEARGUS, " Bishop of Duleek," died. [Archdall.] 

870. GNIA, called " Abbat, Scribe, Anchorite, and Bishop," 
died, in his eighty-seventh year. [Ibid.] 

882. CORMAC, " Bishop of Duleek, and Abbat of Clonard, 
died. [Ibid.] 

902. COLMAN, " Bishop of Duleek, and a Scribe," died. 
[Ibid.] 



MINOR SEES. 149 

927. TUATHAL, son of Oenecan, or Enegan, " Bishop of Du- 

leek and Lusk," died. 

941. CAON COMBRACH, " Bishop of Duleek," died. [Archd.] 
1117. GIOLLA MOCHUA, son of Camcuarta, "Bishop of Du 
leek," died. [Ibid.] 

DEANS, ETC. 

904. EOCHY, son of Socaragusa, " Archdeacon of Duleek," 

was slain." [Ibid.] 
953. AENGUS, son of Moelbrighde, "Archdeacon of Duleek," 

died. [Ibid.] 
1045. MUREADACH, son of M Saergusa, " Archdeacon of 

Duleek," died. [Ibid.] 
1109. HUGH, " Dean of the Abbey of Duleek," died. [Ibid.] 

3. DUNSEACHLAN (DUNSHAUGHLIN). 

At this small town, situate in the barony of Ratoath, it is 
said that an episcopal see was founded by St. Seachlan, 
or Sechnall, a nephew of St. Patrick. He established it 
about A. D. 439, and became its first bishop. He died 
on November 27th, 448, in the seventy-fifth year of his 
age, and was buried here. None of the succeeding bi 
shops can now be traced. 

4. FOURE. 

This place, now a small village in the county of Westmeath, 
was formerly a town of great eminence and extent. The 
natives still call it Bally-leabhair (the Town of Books) ; 
it owed its rise to a celebrated abbey founded by St. Fei- 
chin, about the year 630, which before his death is said 
to have contained no fewer than 3000 monks. Some of 
its Abbats were Bishops ; among these we find the names 
of the following : 



150 MEATH, ETC. 

A. D. 745. ST. SUARLECH, "Abbat and Bishop of Foure," 

died, on March 27th. [Archdall.] 
765. ST. ABDGENE, his successor, is also called " Bishop." 

He died in 766. [Ibid.] 

869. AILIOLL, " Bishop and Abbat," died. [Ibid.] 
887. CORMAC, Abbat, was coadjutor Bishop of Clonmacnois. 

He died this year. [Ibid.] 
994. MOEL POILE, Abbat, and Bishop of Clonmacnois, died. 

[Ibid.] [See p. 139.] 

ARCHDEACON. 

1053. CORMAC O HUADHRACH, Archdeacon of Foure, died. 
[Archdall.] 

In the year 1171 this see was annexed to that of Clonmac 
nois, by a general decree of the Irish clergy. [Four 

Masters.] 

5. KELLS, or KENLIS. 

This town was formerly one of the most celebrated places 
in Ireland. An abbey of Regular Canons was founded 
here by the famous St. Columba, or Columb-kille ; the 
chief relic of which, at this day, is the splendid and un 
equalled copy of the Gospels, preserved in the Library 
of Trinity College, Dublin, and known to all the literary 
world by the name of " St. Columb s Book," or " the 
Book of Kells." 

Ware states, that " it is manifest that an episcopal 
see was afterwards erected here, but it is not so easy to 
discover the particular time at which this was done." 
However, it is certain that it was united to the see of 
Meath in the thirteenth century. 

I find only one of its Abbats styled Bishop, viz. : 

A. D. 967. MOEL-FINIAN, the son of Uchtain, " Bishop of 
Kells, and Comorb of St. Ultan, and St. Carnech," died. 
[Archdall.] 



MINOR SEES. 151 

6. SLANE. 

An episcopal see was founded here in the year 513, by 
St. Ere, or Eire, who was consecrated its first Bishop by 
St. Patrick. He died on November 20th, 5 14, in the nine 
tieth year of his age. The following Abbats of Slane are 
called Bishops by the annalists, viz. : 

847. ONCHU, Bishop of Slane, died. [Archdall, from Four 
Masters.] 

854. SODAMNA, the Bishop, was martyred by the Ostmen. 
[Ibid.] 

867. NIALLAN, the Bishop, died. [Ibid.] 

874. MAOL BREEDI, the Bishop, died. [Ibid.] 

DEAN, AND ARCHDEACONS. 

946. COLMAN, the son of Maol Patrick, Dean of Slane, was 
killed by the Ostmen. [Ibid.] Another account calls 
him Archdeacon, and fixes his death in 943. [Ma Geo- 
ghegan.] 

1042. EOCHAGAN, a celebrated author, professor of Swords, 
and Archdeacon of this abbey, died at Cologne in Ger 
many. [Ibid.] 

1053. DONELL O CELE, " Archdeacon of Slane," died. 
[Ibid.] 

7. TEIM. 

An abbey was erected, and an episcopal see was founded 
here, by St. Patrick, who made his nephew the first 
Bishop. 

A. D. 4 . ST. LUMAN, a nephew of St. Patrick. 

4 . ST. FORCHERNE (grandson of King Laogair), who had 
been baptized by St. Patrick, succeeded Luman at his 
dying request ; but in three days he relinquished it to 
St. Cathald. 

4 . ST. CATHALD (or CATHLAID). 



152 MEATH, ETC. 

460. CORMAC, the son of Enda, and nephew of King Leogair, 
was made Bishop by St. Patrick. In 480 he was trans 
lated to the archbishopric of Armagh. He died on Fe 
bruary 17th, 497, and was buried at Trim. 

741. ST. CORMAC, son of Colman, Bishop of Trim, died. 
[Ma Geoghegan.] 

791. SUIBHNE, Bishop of Trim, died. [Ibid.] 

819. CEANFOILLY, the son of Ruamain, "Abbat, Bishop, 
Scribe, and Anchorite of Trim," died. [Ibid.] 

DEAN, AND ARCHDEACON. 

1059. EOCHY O CiONAEDH, " Archdeacon of the Abbey of 

Trim," died. [Ibid.] 
1100. FLANN O KIONAEDHA, " Dean and Abbat of Trim," 

died. [Ibid.] 



KILMORE. 153 



DIOCESE OF KILMORE. 

This see, so far as we are able to trace by our records, 
is one of the least ancient in Ireland. Its bishops 
were formerly styled " Brefinienses," from the territory 
called Brefnia; and " Triburnenses," from " Triburna" 
(i. e. Tir Briuin, the land of the descendants of Bryan, 
King of Connaught). In the year 1454, the then Bishop, 
Andrew M Brady, by consent of the Pope, removed his 
see to a more convenient spot, at Kilmore; erected its 
church into a cathedral, and placed in it thirteen Secular 
Canons. All these, however, have disappeared. There 
now only remain of the former Chapter a Dean, who is 
Rector of Kilmore ; and an Archdeacon, who has no 
corps nor prebend, but his dignity is ambulatory, and 
may be conferred on any incumbent at the Bishop s will. 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

There is in existence an ancient seal of the clergy of Kil 
more. It is circular, bearing figures of the Virgin Mary 
and Child, under a canopy, with the inscription s. COM 
MUNE CLERI TIRBRIUNENSIS. It has been engraved. 
Harris s edition of Ware contains an engraving of the 
seal of Bishop Edward Wettenhall, dated 1699. 

TAXATIONS. 

1. A. D. 1291.% Authority of Pope Nicholas 1V.(?) 

Diocesis Tirbrunensis. 
Redditus et proventus Episcopi 

Tirbrunensis, x mflrc - Decima xiii. s iiij. d 

ULSTER] x 



154 KILMORE. 

2. By Commissioners of King James. A. D. 1616. 

Summa totalis [terrarum Episc.] Kihnor. et 

Ardacli, 100 

Decanatus de Kilmore, 20 

BISHOPS. 

1. 1136. HUGH O FiNN, Bishop of Brefny, died in Inis 

Cloghran (an island in Lough Ree). [D Alton s Annals 
of Boyle.] 

2. 1152. This diocese docs not appear in the list of Irish 
bishoprics exhibited at the Synod of Kells in this year. 
[Ware.] Yet the Annals of the Four Masters call Tu- 
athail O Conaictaig, who attended there, Bishop of Tir 
Briuin (i. e. Triburna?) This prelate died in 1179. 

3. 1231. FLORENCE (or FLANN) O CONACTY, or O CONNOR, 

Bishop of Brefny, is the first prelate whose name was 
known to Ware. He died in 1231. 

4. 1231. CONGOLACH, or CONGAL MAC-ENEOL (or MAC CID- 
NEOL), governed this see about nineteen years; he died 
in 1250; and the King issued his license to the Chapter 
of Triburna to elect a successor. 

5. 1251. SIMON O RuARK was elected by the Chapter, and 
was confirmed by the King on June 20th. He sat thirty- 
five years, and died in 1286. 

6. 1286. MAURICE, Abbat of a convent at Kells, succeeded 
in this year. He sat twenty-one years, and died in 1307. 

7. 1307. MATTHEW MAC DUIBHNE, or MAC UIBHNE, called 

also MOLA MA-GINNI, " a man of great account in his 
own country," succeeded. He held the see till his death 
in 1314. 

8. 1314. PATRICK succeeded. He was sitting in 1320. If 
his surname was O Cridagain, the Four Masters place his 
death in 1328. 



BISHOPS. 155 

9. 1328. CORNELIUS MAC CONAMA, or CONSNAMHA (CoN- 
WAY?) was Bishop. He died in 1355. 

10. 1355 ? RICHARD O REILLY, of the family of the chiefs 
of Brefny, succeeded. He died in 1370. 

11. 1389. THOMAS OF RUSHOK, D. I), an English Dominican 
friar, became Bishop of LlandafF, and subsequently of 
Chichester. For political reasons he was banished to 
Ireland, where in this year the Pope appointed him Bi 
shop of Triburna. He held this see for a very short time, 
dying (it is said, of grief) in England. He was buried 
at Seale, in Kent. [Cole.] 

12. 1393. JOHN O REILLY, of the family of the chieftains of 
Brefny, who succeeded Bishop Thomas, died in this 
year. He was the founder of the Abbey of Cavan. 
[Note to Four Masters.] 

13. 1396. RODERICK BRADY, or MAC BRADY, was appointed 
Bishop by the Pope. He was sitting in 1409, but the 
time of his death is not known. 

14. 1421. NICHOLAS BRADY, or MAC BRADY, his successor, 
remembered as a man of great charity to the poor, died 
in this year. 

15. 1421. DONAT, or DONALD, succeeded. He was sitting 
in 1442. 

16. 14 . ANDREW MAC BRADY, " Archdeacon of Tri 
burna," succeeded. In 1453 or 1454 the Pope allowed 
him to transfer his see to Kihnore, the parish church of 
which he made cathedral, and placed in it thirteen Ca 
nons. From this period the Bishops took their titles from 
Kilmore, instead of Brefinia, or Triburna. This prelate 
died in 1456. 

17. 1456. THADY succeeded. He was sitting in 1460, but 
we know not how long afterwards. 

18. 1464. FEAR SITHE MAC DUIBHNE (FURSEY MAC DE- 
VINE), who succeeded, died on 26th November, 1464. 



156 KILMORE. 

19. 146). JOHN O REILLY, Abbat of Kells, was his succes 
sor. He was sitting in May, 1470, and held the see till 
about 1474 [note to Four Masters] ; but Ware s MSS. 
mention him as still Bishop in 1482. 

20. 148-. THOMAS BRADY (or MAC BRADY FITZ-ANDREW) 
succeeded. He was sitting in 1486, at which time, and 
for some years afterwards, he appears to have had a rival 
in his see named Cormac. Ware states the remarkable 
fact, that both these parties assisted at a Provincial Sy 
nod in 1495, and both are there styled Bishops of Kil- 
more. We hear no more of Cormac. Thomas died in 
possession of the see in 1511, having (as the Four Mas 
ters state) been Archdeacon and Bishop thirty years. The 
same authorities tell us that his rival Cormac died a little 
before Christmas in the same year. 

21. 1511. DERMOD O REILLY, Abbat of Kells, a man of 
learning, succeeded. Being a lover of quietness, he 
withdrew from the disturbances then prevailing in Ul 
ster, and retired to Swords, near Dublin, where for a 
long time he officiated as vicar. He died in 1529. 

22. 1530. EDMUND NUGENT succeeded O Reilly. He was the 
last Commendatory or Prior of Tristernagh, in the Co. 
Meath, and held his priory in commendam with this see, 
until the surrender of religious houses in 1539-40. He 
continued Bishop till his death in the reign of Queen 
Mary. 

23. 15 . RICHARD BRADY, a Minorite friar, appears to have 
been thrust into this see by the Pope, some time before 
1576 ; as Queen Elizabeth, for some unknown reason, 
had omitted to appoint any Bishop " in this unsettled 
and tumultuous country." At last, about 1585, Brady was 
taken notice of by the Deputy, Sir John Perrotfc, and 
was deprived of his usurped honours. 



BISHOPS. 157 

24. 158^. JOHN GARVEY, D. D. Dean of Christ Church, 
Dublin, and Archdeacon of Meath, was raised to this 
see, by patent dated January 27th. In 1581) he was 
translated to the Primacy. 

From 1589 to 1G03, this see was not filled up, but was 
placed under custodiam, being committed to the hands 
of Edward Edge worth, a Prebendary of Christ Church, 
and of St. Patrick s, Dublin, afterwards Bishop of Down 
and Connor, by reason of the wars and tumults in Ulster. 

25. 160J. ROBERT DRAPER, Rector of Trim, obtained this 
see, and likewise that of Ardagh, by patent dated March 
2nd. The King s letter states, that the bishopric was 
bestowed on him on account of his acquaintance with 
the conditions and dispositions of the people there, and 
of his capability of instructing them in the Irish tongue. 
He was also allowed to hold the rectory of Trim in com- 
mendam, which Sir John Davis called "the best par 
sonage in all the kingdom," on account of the smallness 
of the revenues of the see. [Pat. Jac. I. 1.] He died 
in August, 1612. 

26. 1612. THOMAS MOYGNE, B. D. a Fellow of Peter-House, 
Cambridge, Dean of St. Patrick s, Dublin, and Archdea 
con of Meath, succeeded to both bishoprics, by patent 
dated December 17th. [Rot. Pat.] Until 1625 he held 
his deanery in commendam. He greatly repaired the 
church of Kilmore, and built " a fair stone house" there, 
for the residence of the bishops. During his incumbency 
King James restored or confirmed the ancient possessions 
of this see. He died in Dublin, on 1st January, 162$, 
and was buried in St. Patrick s Cathedral. 

27. 1629. WILLIAM BEDELL, B. D. This excellent man 
was born at Black Notlcy, in Essex, in the year 1570. 
On November 1st, 1584, he was entered at Emmanuel 
College, Cambridge, as a pensioner. B. A. in 1589 ; 



158 KILMORE. 

M. A. in 1592 ; elected a Fellow in 1593 (being the 
fourteenth Fellow from the foundation); B. D. in 1599; 
ordained priest by John Sterne, suffragan Bishop of 
Colchester, on 10th January, 1596 ; licensed to preach 
in the diocese of Norwich, on 23rd January, 1601. 
Having acquired a high reputation for his abilities and 
learning, he was appointed chaplain to Sir Henry Wot- 
ton, the British ambassador to the state of Venice ; where 
he proved to be of signal service in the religious disputes 
then going on between that republic and Rome, and 
during which he obtained the high and distinguished 
privilege of a close friendship with the celebrated Father 
Paul Sarpi. On his return to England in 1613, he re 
paired to his former preferment in Suffolk ; but his merits 
becoming known, he was chosen Provost of Trinity 
College, Dublin, in the spring of 1627, and had a letter 
of Privy Seal confirming him in that office on May 29th 
[Rolls Office], and was sworn Provost on August 16th 
of that year. Here he set himself with great diligence 
to improve the college discipline, and to reform the Sta 
tutes ; but in less than two years he was removed to a 
still higher sphere of duty, being promoted to the united 
sees of Kilmore and Ardagh, by patent dated May 20th. 
He was consecrated at Drogheda, by Archbishop Ussher, 
on the 13th of September, being then in the fifty-ninth 
year of his age. He accounts for the delay of his con 
secration, in a letter which is given in a note below(a). 

(a) " The delay of ray consecration so long was occasioned partly by the 
desire of our Fellows to have a. free election; partly out of my Lord Primate s 
and mine, to renew the College Ulster leases before an unknown successor should 
come ; which, I thank God, I have happily effected. So as within these six years 
there will be almost double the present rents Avhich it had of those lands formerly. 

" I have not yet heard whom they have chosen for my successor. But I make 
no question but it is Dr. Ussher, my Lord Primate s cousin, and sometime fellow 
of that house, whom they nominated to the King, and had leave to elect, but 



BISHOPS. 150 

For his general character, his unwearied exertions, 
his writings, and his sufferings from the rebels in 1641, 
&c. the reader is referred to the Life of him by Bishop 
Burnet, and the more recent one by Mason. I will 
mention here a single instance of his uprightness and 
self-denial, in the matter of pluralities, which he wished 
to discourage in his clergy. It is taken from the MS. 
Life of him by his son-in-law, Alexander Clogy : 
" Sect. 34. And that he might be exemplary in this just 
motion (precepts or exhortations without example signi 
fying little), he desires of them no more than he intends 
to do himself. For, having two bishoprics or benefices 
(which for the smallnessof them had been still united as 
before, as they be now again in the hand of Dr. Maxwell, 
the present Bishop of Kilmore), he resolves to part with 
the one, and to cleave to the other. In order to the so 
lemn accomplishment of this noble and self-denying re 
solution, he sends immediately for a worthy learned man 
of good repute, Dr. Richardson, Dean [Archdeacon] of 
Derry (who married Sir Hugh Bromley of Bromley s 
daughter in Warrell of Cheshire) ; and without bartering, 
trucking, merchandizing, or any other simoniacal com 
pact whatsoever, resigned the bishopric of Ardagh unto 
him gratis, under his hand and seal, for ever, before many 
eminent witnesses ; and that not out of a vain-glorious 
and pharisaical ostentation, or affectation of popular ap- 

were forbidden to elect till they heard from the King upon my Lord Primate s 
approbation of him and testimony to the King. 

" I am come hither into a country fertile enough and pleasant ; but where 
Popery hath possessed not only the ancient inhabitants, but also our English which 
planted here at the first almost universally ; and our late plantations are yet 
raw, the churches ruined. 

" My cathedral church is such another as Ilorningerth [his former country 
parish in Suffolk] was, but without steeple, bell, or font. You may imagine the 
rest." [MS. Letter of Bishop Bedell to Dr. Ward, dated Kilmore, 6th October 
1629.] 



160 KILMORE. 

plausc to be seen of men (nullfi famae vel popularis aurae 
afFectatione hypocritica), but as a pious declaration of 
the sincerity and upright intention of his heart in the 
sight of God and good men. And though there be many 
parsonages in England better than both those robbed and 
peeled bishoprics of Kilmore and Ardagh in Ireland ; and 
though also he was at no small charge with his adversa 
ries in rescuing and recovering some part of the rights 
of each alike ; yet he rejoiced with much inward tran 
quillity of mind and content after he had divested and 
eased himself of the burden of pluralities. This bishop 
ric of Ardagh Dr. Richardson did peaceably enjoy till 
the Rebellion that overturned all." 

The Bishop s death took place on February 7th, 164J, 
and he was buried (with attendant circumstances detailed 
by his biographer) in the small quiet churchyard of Kil 
more ; under the shade of his own favorite tree, perhaps 
the largest and finest Sycamore existing in the British 
empire. A full description of his tomb, with an engra 
ving, may be seen in Bishop Man t s history of the Church 
of Ireland. 

A copy of his will, dated 16th November, 1641, is in 
the Prerogative Office, Dublin. 

I. His Works: 

Bishop Bedell s writings were very numerous, and 
very valuable ; but unfortunately only a small part of 
them remain, or at least have been communicated to the 
world. During the greater part of his life he appears to 
have been in constant correspondence with some of the 
most learned men of the day; and during his stay in Ve 
nice there is little doubt that he was continually engaged 
in literary labours. 

The pieces which have been printed, so far as I have 
been able to ascertain them, are the following: 



BISHOPS. 16 L 

1. Historia ConciliiTridentini [a Paulo Sarpioltalice 
conscripta], Latine versa (the last two books only). Fol. 
Augustas Trinobantum (i. e. Londini), 1620. 

2. The Copies of certaine Letters which passed, in 
Matters of Religion, between J. Wadesworth and W. 
Bedell. 4to. London, 1624. N. B. These were re 
printed with Burnet s Life of Bedell. 8vo. 1685 and 
1736. 

It is to be observed, that in chapter X. of these 
letters there are several passages inserted in the edition 
of 1685, which had not been in the original edition of 
1624. These were put in by Sir Roger L Estrange, the 
licenser of the press, who would not permit the letters 
to be reprinted without these alterations. [MS. note by 
J. Lewis.] In the second edition of Burnet s Life, 8vo. 
1736, these interpolations were withdrawn. 

3. Historia Rerum inter Paulum V. P. M. et Rem- 
publicam Venetam, &c. 4to.Canfortgrug,1626. [Quaere, 
if the same as the following work ?] 

4. Interdicti Veneti historia ; authore R. P. Paulo 
Sarpio. 4to. Cantabrigicv, 1626. 

5. The same, with Appendix, consisting of Quasstio 
quodlibetica, an liceat stipendia sub Principe religione 
discrepante mereri. Eodem authore (pp. 30). Ibid. 
1630. 

6. An Examination of certain Motives to Recusan- 
cie. 12mo. Cambridge, 1628. This work is extremely 
rare. A copy is in the Bodleian Library, but I never 
saw nor do I know of another. 

7. His Irish Catechism, mentioned by Bishop Burnet, 
p. 91 (Ed. 1736). As this little piece is of extreme rarity, 
and has not been described by any of Bedell s biogra 
phers, the following notice of it may be acceptable : 

ULSTER.] Y 



162 KILMORE. 

Title, within a flowered wood-cut border; 

" The A B C, or the Institution of a Christian. 



cm chmoscaiOe. 

" Dublin : printed by the Company of Stationers, 
1631." 

On the reverse of the title is a coarse woodcut, repre 
senting children picking up fruit falling from a tree. 

Its contents are : the ABC; the Letters, in English 
and Irish ; Abbreviations ; Figures ; the Profession of a 
Christian; the Apostles Creed ; the Lord s Prayer ; the 
Ten Commandments; "the Sum of the Gospel," in Pas 
sages of Scripture, viz. Galat. iii. 10, &c. ; John,iii. 16- 
19; 2 Cor. v. 19-21 ; Acts, xiii. 38-39 ;" the Recom 
mending the Soul into the Hands of God," viz. Luke, 
xviii. 13; Mark,ix. 24; Luke, xvii. 5; Psalm xxxi. 7; 
Acts, vii. 39 ; Grace before Meat ; Grace after Meat ; 
the Grace of our Lord ; &c. 

The English is on the left hand pages, and the Irish 
on the right hand, except on page 13, the last, where 
the English is in the left column and the Irish in the 
right. The whole consists of eight leaves. The printing 
is very fair. [British Museum.] 

This small tract is excessively rare. I never heard 
of another copy remaining any where ; nor have I met 
with any description of its contents in any writer who 
appears to have seen it. In the catalogue of the very 
curious library of President West, dated 1773, it oc 
curs (No. 1476), but without any mention of Bedell s 
name ; and it is probable that this was the same copy 
which is now in the British Museum. 

8. A Sermon on Revelation, xviii. 4 ; with aCharac- 



BISHOPS. 163 

tor of the Bishop by Nicholas Bernard. 12mo. London, 
1659. [This sermon had been preached before the Lord 
Deputy, at Christ Church, Dublin, in 1634.] 

9. Several of his Letters are printed, but very care 
lessly, in Burnet s Life, 1685, &c. 

10. Some letters occur in Parr s Life and Letters of 
Archbishop Ussher. Fol. London, 1686. 

11. His Irish Version of the Books of the Old Tes 
tament. 4to. 1685. This was printed through the 
care and exertions of the Hon. Robert Boyle. The ori 
ginal MS. of the first volume, containing Genesis to So 
lomon s Song, still remains in Archbishop Marsh s Library 
at Dublin. The original of the second volume is not 
now to be found ; but a transcript of part of it, viz. the 
apocryphal books (which never were printed), is in 
Marsh s Library. 

12. A Protestant Memorial ; or the Shepherd s Tale of 
the Powder-plot. A Poem in Spenser s style. " Published 
from an oiiginal Manuscript found among the Papers of 
the late Dr. Dillingham, Master of Emmanuel College in 
Cambridge." 8vo. London, 1713 (pp. x and 30.) This 
work also, though of so recent date, from some cause or 
other, has become exceedingly scarce. I know of no 
copy except that in the Bodleian Library. I possess a copy 
in manuscript of the time of James II. or William III. 
which differs in some slight degree from the printed edi 
tion. Bedell owns, in one of his MS. letters, that he " had 
been a versifier" in his youth. 

13. Some original letters of Bishop Bedell concerning 
the steps taken toward a Reformation of Religion at 
Venice, upon Occasion of the Quarrel between that State 
and the Pope, Paul V. 12mo. Dublin, 1742. This 
little volume, which appears as if printed for presents 
only, contains four letters, published from the originals in 



1G1 KILMORE. 

the library of Trinity College, Dublin, by Edward Hud 
son, one of the Fellows of that College. 

14. Some of Bedell s letters occur among the letters 
of Lord Strafford. 2 vols. fol 1730. 

II. His unpublished works : 

Of the literary correspondence which he maintained 
for many years with numerous scholars, both at home and 
abroad, almost the whole of that part which was addres 
sed to him unfortunately perished at the time when all 
his property was plundered and destroyed by the rebels 
of 1641. Of his own letters a large number still remains 
in various public (and perhaps private) repositories. 
The Bodleian Library contains a large and rich store ; 
others are in the British Museum ; others (with his 
own draft of the College Statutes) in Trinity College, 
Dublin ; others in the archiepiscopal library at Lam 
beth, where likewise is an unpublished work of his, 
entitled, " A Defence of the Answer to Mr. Alablastcr s 
four Demands, against a Treatise entituled The Catholic s 
reply upon Bedell s Answer to Mr. Alablaster s four De 
mands. " This extends to 331 quarto pages, written in 
a small, fair hand. [Cod. 772]. It alludes to a previous 
treatise of his upon the same subject, viz. the true suc 
cession and valid orders of the Church of England, and 
is very interesting. 

III. Biography of Bedell : 

It is evident that after the labours of Burnet, the 
Biographia Britannica, Chalmers, Mason, &c. a satisfac 
tory Life of Bedell, both personal and literary, is still a 
desideratum. Yet the materials for both those depart 
ments are abundant ; namely, for the latter, in the various 
correspondence with learned men which I have pointed 



BISHOPS. 165 

out ; and for the former, in two very curious accounts of 
his life, written not long after his death, by persons who 
had every means of access to the truth of the facts which 
they relate ; one being Alexander Clogy, his son-in-law, 
and the other believed to be the bishop s own son. 

Burnet saw one or both of these, but has not made 
all the use of them which he might have done. Both 
are in the Bodleian Library, among the manuscripts of 
Bishop Tanner (No. 278). The first is a copy, with cor 
rections by the hand of Archbishop Sancroft. It con 
sists of 160 paragraphs numbered (with a letter from Be 
dell to Archbishop Laud, and the Archbishop s reply). 
It appears to have been written about the year 1676, from 
an expression occurring in it, that " the life of Paulo was 
noiu come out," which life was published in that year. 

It is entitled, "A true Relation of the Life and Death 
of the Right Rev. Father in God William Bedell, Lord 
Bishop of Kilmore in Ireland ;" and begins thus : 
" Though the writing of lives is subject to be abused, 
both by writer and readers, yet experience testifieth the 
usefulness and benefit of such writings. And tho the 
genius of the person whose life I write, and the rule he 
seemed to walk by, all his life, was Bene qui latuit, 
&c. yet two reasons especially seem to plead for this 
that here ensues. First, that some reparation may be 
made for the hard entertainment the world gave to this 
Bishop while he lived ; and secondly, that his example 
may have the advantage of commiseration (usually 
granted to sufferers and the dead) to commend it the 
more to the imitation of others." 

The other Life immediately follows, in the same vo 
lume, at p. 109. It is headed " Speculum Episcoporum ; 
or, The Apostolic Bishop; being a brief Account of the 
Lite and Death of the Most Reverend Father in God, 



166 K1LMORE. 

Dr. William Bedell, Lord Bishop of Kilmore in Ire 
land." It begins as follows : 

" I intend (by the grace of God) to recollect my 
thoughts concerning that Reverend Father in God, Dr. 
William Bedell, Bishop of Kilmore in Ireland; not so 
much to revive my own memorial of him (having his 
incomparable worth, both living and dead, in my heart 
still), as to satisfy the importunity of some worthy per 
sons, that have desired of me a larger account than is yet 
given of him to the world by those that have mentioned 
somewhat of him long ago, but so far short of him as if 
they had said nothing at all of him. And altho my ac 
quaintance with him was late, in the rear of his life; yet 
my interest in him was very great, from the year 1636 
to the captivity of the land in 1641. To the end there 
fore, that so precious a Jewel may not lie hid and smo 
thered in the rubbish of oblivion, I shall endeavour to 
declare and make known what I have heard of him by 
those I had a good reason to believe ; what I heard from 
himself; and what / observed myself in my abode with 
him all that space." 

This account, which there is little doubt was from 
the pen of his son-in-law, Mr. Clogy, consists of 124 sec 
tions. It was written while Dr. Robert Maxwell was 
Bishop of Kilmore (i. e. before 1673). 

This appears to agree with another manuscript [MS. 
Harleian.No. 6400, in the British Museum] ; but I have 
not compared them together. I have an entire transcript 
of the Bodleian copy. 

I have been led into this prolix statement, by an 
anxious wish that justice should be done to the memory 
of a distinguished and persecuted man. Many years 
ago, I had designed to take the matter in hand, and had 
made some collections for the purpose. But that time 



BISHOPS. 167 

has passed away. Still I trust that we may yet see that 
done for Bedell, which has recently been done for Arch 
bishop Ussher ; namely, a careful collection of all his re 
maining works(a), and a satisfactory account of his life. 
I shall be most happy to place my slender stock of ma 
terials at the disposal either of the University of Cam 
bridge, or of Trinity College, Dublin, to both of which 
societies Bishop Bedell was so bright an ornament. 

28. 1643. ROBERT MAXWELL, D. D. a Prebendary of Ar 
magh, and formerly Archdeacon of Down, succeeded to 
this see, by patent dated March 22nd, and was allowed 
to hold his prebend with it. He had suffered great losses 
from the Rebels in 1641 ; an account of which, drawn 
up by himself, may be seen in the Appendix to Cox s 
History of Ireland. In 1660 the King gave him the 
bishopric of Ardagh, to hold in commendam with Kil- 
more. He died on 16th November, 1672. 

KILMORE AND ARDAGH. 

29. 167f. FRANCIS MARSH, D.D. Bishop of Limerick, suc 
ceeded to both sees, by patent dated January 10th. In 
1681 he was translated to the archbishopric of Dublin. 

30. 168J. WILLIAM SHERIDAN, D. D. Dean of Down, suc 
ceeded to both sees, by patent dated February 15th. He 
was consecrated in Christ Church, Dublin, on February 
19th, together with Bishop Tennison of Killala, and Bi 
shop Moreton of Kildare, by the Primate, assisted by the 
Bishops of Meath, Raphoe, and Cloyne. In 1691 or 
1692 he was deprived of his bishopric, for refusing to 
take the oaths to King William and Queen Mary. He 
died on 3rd October, 1711. He has published: 

(a) The want has long been felt. " Bedelli scripta esse rarissima unusquis- 
que novit." [Gerdesii florilegium librorum rariorum, p. 38]. 



108 KILMORE AND ARDAGH. 

1. A Sermon on Isaiah, xxxviii. 1, at the Funeral 
of Sir Maurice Eustace. 4to. Dublin, 1665. 

2. A Funeral Sermon, on 2 Kings, xx. 1. 4to. 1665. 

3. St. Paul s Confession of Faith ; a Sermon. 4to. 
Dublin, 1685. 

4. Several Discourses, preached on particular Occa 
sions. 3 vols. London, 1703-6. 

31. 1693. WILLIAM SMYTH, D. D. Bishop of Raphoe, was 
translated to Kilmore and Ardagh, by patent dated April 
5th. He died on 24th February, 169f , and was buried 
in St. Peter s, Dublin. 

32. 1699. EDWARD WETENHALL, D. D. Bishop of Cork and 
Ross, succeeded, by patent dated April 18th ; and was 
enthroned on May 19th. He was a benefactor to his 
sees ; after governing them fourteen years, he died in 
London, on 12th November, 1713, aged 78; and was 
buried in Westminster Abbey. His monumental inscrip 
tion is given in Harris s Ware. 

33. 1714. TIMOTHY GODWYN, D. D. a Member of St. Ed 
mund s Hall, Oxford, and Archdeacon of Oxford, was 
promoted to these sees by patent dated 19th December. 
He was consecrated at Dunboyne, on January 16th, 
171 J, by the Primate, assisted by the Bishops of Kildare 
and Clonfert; and was enthroned on February 15th. 
[D. R.] He built the see-house of Kilmore. He was 
translated to the archbishopric of Cashel in 1727. While 
sitting here he published : 

1. A Sermon before the Lords Justices of Ireland. 
4to. Dublin, 1716. 

2. A Thanksgiving Sermon, on Psalm xcviii. 1. 
4to. Dublin, 1716. 

3. A Charity Sermon, on Hebr. xiii. 16. 4to. Dub 
lin, 1724. 



BISHOPS. 169 

34. 1727. JOSIAH HORT, D. D. Bishop of Ferns, &c. was 
translated to these sees, by patent dated July 27th. In 
1741 he was translated to Tuam, and had license to re 
tain the see of Ardagh in commendam^ by patent dated 
January 27th; since which time those two sees have 
continued to be holden together. 

Bishop Hort published two Episcopal Charges ; one, 
Dublin, 1731; the other to the Tuam clergy in 1742 
(this latter has been several times reprinted in the valu 
able volume called the Clergyman s Instructor) ; like 
wise a Thanksgiving Sermon, on Psalm cxlix. 6-8. 4to. 
London, 1707. A Visitation Sermon, on 2 Peter, i. 12. 
8vo. London, 1709. Also a volume of sixteen Sermons. 
8vo. Dublin, 1738. 

KILMORE alone. 

35. 174^. JOSEPH STORY, D. D. Bishop of Killaloe, was 
translated to Kilmore, by patent dated January 29th. 
He was enthroned, by proxy, on April 7th. He died at 
Kilmore, on September 22nd, 1757; aged about 78. 

36. 1757. JOHN CRADOCK, D. D. an Englishman, born at 
Wolverhampton, a Fellow of St. John s College, Cam 
bridge, and Rector of Dry Drayton, in Cambridgeshire, 
became Rector of St. Paul s, Covent Garden, London, 
and chaplain to the Duke of Bedford, Lord Lieutenant 
of Ireland. His patent is dated November llth. He 
was consecrated in St. Michael s Church, Dublin, on 
December 4th, by the Primate, assisted by the Bishops 
of Derry and Down, and was enthroned December 30th. 
In 1772 he was translated to the archbishopric of Dublin. 
His son was raised to the peerage, by the title of Baron 
Howden. 

37. 1772. DENISON CUMBERLAND, D. D. Bishop of Clonfert, 
ULSTER.] z 



170 KILMORE. 

was translated to Kilmore by patent dated March 6th. 
He proved himself an excellent bishop. He died in Dub 
lin, in November, 1774, and was buried in the church 
yard of his cathedral, near to the grave of Bishop Bedell. 
Many particulars concerning this prelate may be found 
in the " Memoirs of Richard Cumberland" (his son). 
2 vols. 8vo. London, 1806. 

38. 1774. GEORGE LEWIS JONES, D. D. was a Fellow of 
King s College, Cambridge, and became chaplain to Earl 
Harcourt, Lord Lieutenant. His patent for this see is 
dated December 13th. But this grant having been found 
to be void, under the Statute concerning plurality of be 
nefices, another was issued, dated 19th January, 1775. 
[Lib. Mun.] He was consecrated at Christ Church, 
Dublin, on 22nd January. In 1790 he was translated 
to Kildare. 

39. 1790. WILLIAM FORSTER, D. D. Bishop of Cork, &c. 
succeeded by patent dated June llth. In 1796 he was 
translated to Clogher, but died in the following year. 

40. 1796. HON. CHARLES BRODRICK, D.D. Bishop of Clon- 
fert, was translated to Kilmore, by patent dated January 
19th. He was enthroned January 29th. In 1801 he 
was advanced to the archbishopric of CasheL 

41. 1802. GEORGE DE LA POER BERESFORD, D.D. Bishop 
of Clonfert, succeeded by patent dated March 8th. 

KILMORE AND ARDAGH. 

The Church Temporalities Act, 3& 4 Will. IV.c. 37, having 
directed that at the next vacancy of the see of Tuam that 
of Ardagh should be perpetually united to Kilmore, with 
which it had previously been joined during many years, 
Bishop Beresford became bishop of these two dioceses on 
the death of Archbishop Trench in 1839. He died in 
1841. 



DEANS, 171 

KILMORE, ARDAGH, AND ELPHIN. 

42. 1841. JOHN. LESLIE, D. D. Bishop of Elphin, became 
Bishop of the united dioceses of Kilmore, Ardagh, and 
Elphin, upon the death of Bishop Beresford, under the 
Act above referred to, viz. 3 & 4 Will. IV. c. 37. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

The Chapter of Triburna is mentioned as early as the year 
1250. [Ware.] It has been mentioned above, that in 
1454 Bishop M Brady placed thirteen Canons in his 
newly adopted cathedral at Kilmore ; but what dignities 
(besides those of Dean and Archdeacon) they held, or 
what were their prebendal churches (if any), we have no 
present means of knowing. 

SEAL. 
See above, p. 153. 



DEANS. 



1325. THOMAS O COINDERI (O CoNNERY) " Dean of Bref- 
ny," died. [Four Masters.] 

1369. "The Dean [or Deacon] O BARDAIN [quaere O REILLY 
of Brefny ?] died." [Four Masters.] 

1426. ANDREW is named as " Dean of Drumleachan, dio- 
cesis Triburnensis," in Reg. Swayne, Armagh. Quaere, 
whether it is not Andrew M Brady, who afterwards was 
Archdeacon, and subsequently Bishop, of this diocese ? 

10 . THOMAS ROBINSON (quaere Vicar of Skvine, in the 

diocese of Meath?) He vacated in 1619. 



172 KILMORE. 

161 9(a). JOHN HILL (or HILL JOHNSON?), B. A. presented 
by patent dated April 30th [Lib. Mun.] ; installed Au 
gust llth. (FF.) 

1627. NICHOLAS BERNARD, M. A. (ordained deacon and 
priest, on 24th December, 1626) was an Englishman, 
educated at Cambridge. Coming over to Ireland, he be 
came chaplain to Archbishop Ussher. He was presented 
on July 12th. (FF.) Another account states that he was 
nominated by the Bishop, and elected Dean on 9th October, 
and was installed next day. [Reg. Vis.] We find him 
again presented, by a patent dated January 21st, annex 
ing the vicarage of St. Peter s, Drogheda, to the deanery, 
pro hdc vice ; instituted April 3rd. (FF.) In 1637 he 
resigned, and was presented to the deanery of Ardagh. 
See some particulars respecting him in Elrington s Life 
of Archbishop Ussher. 

1637, or 1638? HENRY JONES, D. D. Dean of Ardagh (a 
nephew of Archbishop Ussher), exchanged preferment 
with Dean Bernard. Presented July 10th. (FF.) In 
1644 ne was appointed by the King (with seven other 
clergymen) a Commissioner to examine into all the rob 
beries, spoils, violences, &c. committed by the Irish 
rebels. The result of these examinations he has made 
public in his " Remonstrance." In 1645 he was raised 
to the bishopric of Clogher ; and at the Restoration was 
translated to Meath. See what he has written, among 
the Deans of Ardagh. 

166^. LEWIS DOWNES, presented on May 13th. [Lib. Mun.] 

(a) It is noticed in Archbishop Ussher s Visitation Book of the province, in 
1622: " This deanery is merely titulary : nothing belonging to it: but the Bishop 
for the time being made choice of any one of his clergie whom he thought fittest 
to give unto him the name and title of a Deanc. The archdeaconry is merely 
titulary, as the deanery." [MS. Trin. Coll. Dub. E. 3, 6.] 



DEANS. 173 

1664. EDWARD DIXIE, M. A. (ordained priest 5th August, 
1654) presented on April 6th [Reg. Vis.] ; instituted 
May 31st; installed June 27th. (FF.) 

At a triennial visitation, holden at Cavan on 19th July, 
1673, EDWARD ORME produced a Faculty, dated 17th 
November, 1645, for holding this deanery, together with 
other preferment. It does not appear that he ever was 
in possession. [Prerog. Office.] 

1691 or 1692. ENOCH READER, D. D. presented on May 
18th. [Lib. Mun.] Yet he appears to have been insti 
tuted on March llth, 169^-. [Reg. Armagh.] He was 
Rector of Clonkeen, and afterwards of Kil varan, in the 
diocese of Armagh, in 1680. [Reg. Armagh.] In 1700 
he became Dean of Emly, and in the same year Arch 
deacon of Dublin. He died on 9th November, 1709. 

1700. RICHARD READER, D.D. Chancellor of Christ Church, 
Archdeacon of Dublin, and Dean of Einly ; presented 
on July 10th [Lib. Mun.] ; instituted July 14th. (FF). 
These two clergymen appear to have exchanged prefer 
ments in this year. 

1700 or 1701. JEREMIAH MARSH, D. D. (son of Francis, 
Archbishop of Dublin) presented on December 3rd, 
[Lib. Mun.] ; instituted December 24th. (FF.) He also 
held the Treasurership of St. Patrick s, Dublin. He 
died on 3rd June, 1734, aged 67, and was buried at 
St. Peter s, Dublin. 

1734. JOHN MADDEN, D.D. a Fellow of Trinity College, 
Dublin. The King s Letter for his promotion is dated 
January 16th [Lib. Mun.] He was brother of the Rev. 
Samuel Molyneux Madden, who, for his munificent be 
nefactions to public societies in Dublin, obtained the 
honorary title of " Premium Madden." He died in Au 
gust, 1751 ; and was buried at St. Anne s, Dublin, of 
which parish he had been Vicar. He published, 



174 KILMORE. 

1. "A Fast Sermon, preached before the House of 
Commons, in St. Andrew s, Dublin." 4to. Dublin, 
1741. 

2. " A Fast Sermon, preached before the House of 
Commons, on 30th January, 1749. 4to. Dublin, 1750. 

1751. HON. HENRY MAXWELL, M. A. and D.D. (youngest 
son of John, Baron Farnham ; ordained priest February 
14th, 174|); presented December 19th [Lib. Mun.] ; 
instituted December 28th. In 1765 he was raised to the 
bishopric of Dromore, and in the next year was trans 
lated to Meath. 

1765. CHARLES AGAR, M. A. (son of Henry Agar of Gow- 
ran, M. P.) was educated at Westminster School, and 
Christ Church, Oxford. He became chaplain to the 
Duke of Northumberland, Lord Lieutenant; and was by 
him presented on May 3rd ; instituted May 22nd. (FF.) 
In 1768 he was advanced to the bishopric of Cloyne; 
in 1779 he was translated to Cashel; and in 1803 to 
Dublin. He also obtained the temporal honors of the 
Peerage ; being created Viscount Somerton, and after 
wards Earl of Norman ton. 

1768. THOMAS WEBB, M. A. presented on May 19th; in 
stituted May 26th. He died in 1797. 

1797. GEORGE DE LA POER BERESFORD (nephew of the se 
cond Earl of Tyrone, and of Lord Decies, Archbishop of 
Tuam), Treasurer of Kilkenny, was presented on March 
25th ; and instituted on August 19th. [D. R.] In the 
next year he was made Praecentor of Waterford, and a 
Prebendary of Lismore. In 1801 he was raised to the bi 
shopric of Clonfert ; and in the following year was trans 
lated to that of Kilmore. 

1801. WILLIAM MAGENIS, D. D. presented on January 29th ; 
instituted March 13th. (FF.) He died on 22nd January, 
1825, aged 54; and was buried at Kilmore, where a 
marble tablet is erected to his memory in the cathedral. 



ARCHDEACONS. 175 

1825. HENRY VESEY FITZGERALD, M. A. (son of Catherine, 
created Baroness Fitzgerald and Vesey), Dean of Emly ; 
presented by patent dated March 16th; instituted March 
24th. (FF.) He is the present Dean. 



ARCHDEACONS. 

The Archdeaconry has no fixed corps. 

1199. MAELISA MAC GILLCO ERAIN, " Airchinneach of Kil- 
more, successor elect of St. Patrick," died. [Four Mas 
ters.] 

1296. PETER (or MAOL PEADAR) O DUBHAGAIN, or O DuiG- 
ENAN, died. [Ibid. andMS.Trin. Coll. Dubl. F. i. 18.] 

1343. JOHN MAC DUIBHNE, " Archdeacon of Drumleathan, 
in Cavan," died. [Four Masters.] 

1368. WILLIAM O FARRELY, " the Archdeacon of Brefny, 
and Coarb of St. Maog (i. e. Abbat of Drumlane), a man 
full of the gifts of the Holy Ghost," died. [Ibid.] His 
death is again set down, in the same annals, in the fol 
lowing year. It is probable that he really died in 1370, 
agreeably to Cod. Clarendon. 46, and MS. Trin. Coll. 
Dubl. F. i. 1 8.] 

1426. THOMAS is named as Archdeacon. [Reg. Swayne, 
Armagh.] This is Thomas O Siridean, Prior of the Mo 
nastery of the Holy Trinity, at Lochnancheair, whom 
Pope Martin peremptorily ordered the Dean and Chap 
ter of Kilmore to provide with some prebend or bene 
fice. [Ibid.] 

1441. ANDREW M BRADY, or M BRADAIG, "Archdeacon of 
Triburna," appears. [Reg. Prene.] He was afterwards 
made Bishop. In 1453 he transferred the see to Kil 
more. [Ware.] 



176 KILMORE. 

1481. THOMAS BRADY, or MAC BRADY, who was raised to 
the bishopric of this diocese between 1482 and 1486, 
had been Archdeacon for some time previously. [Four 
Masters.] 

1622. WILLIAM ANDREWES, M. A. [Regal Visit.] 

1638, THOMAS PRICE, M. A. a Senior Fellow of Trinity 
College, Dublin (ordained deacon 20th December, 1629 ; 
priest, 23rd September, 1632), was Archdeacon. In 
166^ he was raised to the bishopric of Kildare ; and in 
1667 was translated to Cashel. 

1661. ALEXANDER MARTIN, collated April 24th. (FF.) 

1663. AMBROSE BEARCROFT (or BARECROFT ?) (ordained 
deacon, 22nd December, 1639 ; priest, 10th May, 1642) ; 
collated December 18th; installed 21st June, 1664. 
[Vis. Book, in Prerog. Office.] 

1678. ROBERT WILSON, M. A. collated June 12th. (FF.) 

1699. MATTHEW HANDCOCK, M. A. afterwards D. D. (of the 
family of Viscount Castlemaine), appears. [D. R.] He 
died in January, 17f ; and was buried in St. Patrick s, 
Dublin. 

1740. WETTENHALL SNEYD, M. A. who was Vicar of Kil- 
lersherdiny, and had been Vicar-General of the diocese 
since 1710. 

1745. JOSEPH STORY, M. A. (son of Dr. J. Story, Bishop of 
Kilmore, ordained deacon, 28th August, 1743; priest, 
4th September, 1743) collated October 8th. [Reg. Ar 
magh.] In July, 1746, he was appointed Vicar-General 
of the diocese; again appointed, 28th August, 1753. 
Vicar of Killersherdiny, 1754. In 1760 he obtained a 
prebend in the church of Ferns. He died in 1768. 

1768. ARTHUR MOORE, M. A. He was also Vicar- General. 

1770. WILLIAM CRADOCK, M. A. of St. John s College, Cam 
bridge; instituted August 6th. (FF.) In 1774 he was 
made a Prebendary of St. Patrick s, Dublin; and in 



CANONS. 177 

1775 Dean of the same church. He resigned this arch 
deaconry in 1776. 

1776. JOHN CAULFEILD, D. I), a relative of the Earl of Char- 
lemont, was educated at Westminster School, and at 
Christ Church, Oxford. He became Rector of Castlera- 
han, and afterwards of Killasher; and was appointed 
Archdeacon on August 24th. [D. R.] He held the dig 
nity till the year 1810. 

1810. HON. JAMES AGAR, M. A. (second son of the first 
Earl of Normanton) educated at Westminster School, 
and Christ Church, Oxford. He is the present Arch 
deacon. 



CANONS. 



1456. DERMIT O MITHYAN (or O SITHYAN) is named as a 

Prebendary of Kilmore. [Reg. Prene.] 
1530. Louis DROMA is mentioned. [Reg. Cromer. Arm.] 
1540. FELIM O LIMNOCHORE is mentioned. [Reg. Armagh.] 
1557. EUGENIUS O GOBAN, 1 are named as Canons. [Reg. 
CORNELIUS O CORVAN, J Dowdall, Armagh.] 



ULSTER.] 2 A 



178 ARDAGH. 



DIOCESE OF ARDAGH. 

This bishopric is justly reckoned (says Ware) among the 
most ancient in Ireland, having been founded by St. Pa 
trick. At the present time it has no cathedral church. 
There is a Dean, and an Archdeacon ; but no Prebenda 
ries, nor Chapter. In the ancient annalists this see is 
often called Conmaicne. 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

In Harris s Ware is an engraving of the ancient seal of Bi 
shop Matthew O Heothy. (It represents a bishop stand 
ing beneath a canopied arch, and is inscribed SIG. MATTHEI 

EPi: ARDACHADENSIS. A. D. I2pl.) 

Also of the seal of Bishop John Richardson, dated 
1633. This bears a totally different coat of arms. 

TAXATIONS. 

1. A. D. 1291 or 1294. Bij Authority of Pope Nicholas IV. (?) 

Dyocesis Ardachadensis. 
Redditus et proventus Arda- 

chadens. [Epi.] . . . xiii 1 . vi 8 . viii d . 

Decima, xxi s . viii d . 

Decani ibidem, xl s . non sufficit pro servicio. 

Procurationes Archidiaconi, xl s . Decima iiij s . 

2. By Commissioners of Queen Elizabeth, A.D. 158G. 

s. d. 

Episcopatus Ardach 1100 

Decanatus ibidem, 14 

Archidiaconatus ibidem, .... 200 
Sterling money. 



BISHOPS. 179 



BISHOPS. 

1. 454. ST. MELL (or MAEL) a Briton, nephew of St. Pa 
trick, was by him appointed the first Bishop of this see, 
in or before the year 454. He is said to have been both 
Abbat and Bishop. He died in February, 487 or 488. 
He wrote a treatise " On the Virtues and Miracles of 
St. Patrick." 

2. 488. ST. MELCHUO, brother of his predecessor, succeeded 

him in this see. He is praised as a constant companion 
and zealous imitator of his uncle, St. Patrick. The pe 
riod of his death is not known. 

3. About 754. ST. ERARD is the next Bishop of whom we 
now possess any account. There is much uncertainty 
concerning his personal history, and even about the 
country in which he was a Bishop; but the best judges, 
in the opinion of Ware and Harris, assign this period, 
and this see, to him. He died atRatisbon, and was there 
interred. 

4. 1048. CEILI, Bishop of Ardagh, died. 

5. 1152. MACRAITH O MoRAN sat as Bishop of Ardagh in 
the Synod of Kells this year. He died in 1168. 

6. 1172. CHRISTIAN O HEOTAI, O ETAICH, or O HEROIC, 
called by the Four Masters " Giolla Chriost O Heothaidh 
(or O Hoey), Bishop of Conmaicne," was Bishop in this 
year. He died in 1178 or 1179. 

7. 1187. O TiRLENAN, called " Bishop of Conmacne," 

died. 

8. 1189. O HISLENAN, Bishop of Ardagh, was slain. 

9. 1217. ADAM O MURRAY (or ANNUDH O MURREDAI), 

" Bishop of Conmacne," died. 

10. 1217. ROBERT, an Englishman, Abbat of St. Mary s 
Abbey, near Dublin, succeeded. He bore a high cha 
racter. He died on 28th May, 1223 or 1224. 



180 ARDAGH. 

11. 1224. SIMON MAGRAITH, or MAGBATH MAC-GEOFFREY, 

[Four Masters] succeeded ; " a man of much virtue and 
devotion." He died in 1230. 

12. 1230. JOSEPH MAGODAIG MAC THEGADAN, or MAC TKU- 
DAIN [Four Masters], Archdeacon of Ardagh, was elected 
Bishop, and was confirmed by the Pope ; but he died on 
his return from Rome in that or the following year. 

13. 1233. JOCELIN (or GIOLLA-!OSA) O TORMAIGH, " son 
of the historian," was consecrated this year. He died in 
1237. [Four Masters.] 

14. 1238. BRENDAN MAGODAIG succeeded. After govern 
ing the see seventeen years, he died in 1255, and was 
buried in an abbey at Derg. 

15. 125G. MILO, of Dunstable in Bedfordshire, a native, or 
perhaps a monk, of that town, was elected Bishop, and 
was confirmed by the King on May 26th. He sat about 
thirty-three years, and died in 1288 or 1289. 

16. 1289 or 1290. MATTHEW O HEOTHY (or O HEOTAI), 
(O HoEY), called "a Canon of Ardagh," was appointed 
by the Archbishop of Armagh, a year having elapsed 
without the Chapter s having elected a Bishop. The 
King confirmed this appointment. He governed the see 
thirty-two years, and died in 1322. A drawing of his 
episcopal seal is in the archives of Christ Church, 
Dublin. 

[ALEXANDER was appointed successor upon the death 
of Matthew; but Ware doubts whether he ever were con 
secrated, and states that it is certain from records that the 
revenues of the see were received by the Crown till the 
year 1331.] 

17. 1331. JOHN MAGEOI (or MAC EOIGH), (MAGEE), suc 
ceeded. He died in 1343. 

18. 1347. OWEN (called MAELSECHLIN or MALACHI by the 
Four Masters) O FERRAL, Archdeacon of Ardagh, was 



BISHOPS. 181 

elected by the Dean and Chapter, after a vacancy of 
three years ; but it appears that he was not consecrated 
until 1347. He governed the see until his death in 
1367, leaving a high character behind him. 

19. 1367. WILLIAM MAC-CASAC (or MAC CORMAIC) suc 
ceeded. He died, by a fall from his horse, in 1373. 

20. 1373. CHARLES (or CARBRAC) O FERRAL succeeded. 
The Four Masters style him " The retentive bond of 
piety, the protecting link of wisdom ; a vessel of divine 
love and humanity." He died (at Rome) in 1378. 

21. 1378. JOHN O FRAIC (or O FRAYN) is thought to have 
succeeded. He died in 1394, and a vacancy of two years 
ensued. [Ware : but this does not agree with the account 
given by the Hibernia Dominicana.] 

[21*. HENRY NONY, a Dominican friar, chaplain to the 
Pope, was appointed Bishop in 1392 [Hib. Dominicana, 
pp. 454, 466.] ; the Bull for his promotion being dated 
April 29th. The Pope appears not to have recognised 
O Fraic, or perhaps had heard a report of his death.] 

22. 1396. GILBERT MAC-BRADY, probably belonging to the 
family which furnished some bishops of Kilmore about 
this period, succeeded, by the Pope s provision. 

23. 1400. ADAM LYNS (or LYONS), an English Dominican 
friar, was appointed Bishop, by the Pope s Bull, dated 
February 15th. He died in June, 1416. [Hib.Domin.] 
The Four Masters, who call him Adam Lexid, state that 
he was burned to death at Rathaspic, in Co. Westmeath. 

24. 1416. CORNELIUS O FERRALL, a Dominican, was elected 
by the Chapter, and was confirmed by the Pope on Fe 
bruary 3rd: a prelate much celebrated for his charity. 
He died in 1424, and was buried in the Dominican Ab 
bey of Longford. 

25. 1427. RICHARD O FERGAILL (O FERRALL), " son of the 



182 ARDAGH. 

great Dean," was sitting as Bishop in this year. He died 
in 1443 or 1444. [Four Masters.] 

26. 1445. MAC SAMHRADHAN (MAC SAWRAN, or MAGAURAN) 
was appointed successor by the Pope in this year. It is 
not known how long he held the see. 

[JoiiN appears to have been elected Bishop, but we 
do not find that his appointment was confirmed. Harris 
states that he is described as Bishop elect of Ardagh, in 
a King s writ dated 1463.] 

27. 1460. CORMAC was Bishop in June of this year, and go 
verned the see until 1470, and perhaps longer. 

28. 1486. WILLIAM [O FERRALL] sat as Bishop in this year. 
Ware is of opinion that he was Chief, or Dynast, of An- 
naly (or Longford). He died in 1516, but had resigned 
his bishopric some years before. 

29. 1508. THOMAS O CONGALAN died in this year, leaving a 
high reputation, both for wisdom and charity to the 
poor. 

30. 1508. OWEN, a Dominican friar, succeeded, by provision 
of the Pope. He was sitting in 1530, but how much 
later is not known. 

[1518. RODERICK O MAOLEUIN (or O MALOYNE) succeeded. 
Ware does not notice him ; but the Annals of the Four 
Masters call him Bishop of Ardagh, and coadjutor Bishop 
of Clonmacnois, and place his death in 1540. Perhaps 
he was a coadjutor of Owen in his old age. The ancient 
Register of Archbishop Cromer, preserved at Armagh, 
speaks of him, in 1518, as " a priest of the diocese of 
Clonmacnois, pretended elect bishop of Ardagh," and 
decrees him contumacious.] 

31. 1541. RICHARD FERRAL (or O FERRALL), Abbat of Gra- 
nard, was elected Bishop in this year, but was not conse 
crated till 1542. The Primate, Cromer, being disabled 



BISHOPS. 183 

by bodily infirmity, issued his mandate to his suffragans 
to consecrate him on 22nd April, 1542. [Reg. Arm.] 
He, like one of his predecessors in this see, was Dynast 
of Longford or Annaly. He sat twelve years, and died 
in 1553. 

32. 1553. PATRICK M MAHON, a suffragan to the Primate, 
succeeded. He died about the year 1572, and Sir Henry 
Sidney, Lord Deputy, recommended to Secretary Wal- 
singham Sir John Pettit for his successor ; and, because 
the bishopric was so poor, advised that he should be al 
lowed to hold the rectory of Pierstown, in the diocese of 
Meath, in commendam. It does not appear, however, 
that this appointment ever took place. [MS. Cotton, 
Titus B. x.] But the Queen gave particular command 
that John Garvey, Dean of Christ Church, Dublin, 
should be appointed Bishop ; and at the same time or 
dered that he should be sworn a member of the Privy 
Council. His patent is dated Gth November 1572. [Rot. 
Cane. 15 Eliz.] We do not find that Garvey ever was 
Bishop. In fact he was consecrated to Kilmore, in 1585. 

33. 1583. LISACH FERRALL obtained this bishopric, after a 
long vacancy, by letter of Privy Seal from Queen Eliza 
beth, dated November 4th. He had previously had the 
custody of the see committed to him by the Lords Jus 
tices, and, upon their recommendation, the Queen ap 
pointed him Bishop. 

34. 1603. ROBERT DRAPER. 

35. 1612. THOMAS MOYGNE. I Seeing the Bishops of 

36. 1629. WILLIAM BEDELL. J 

37. 1633. JOHN RICHARDSON, D. D. a native of Cheshire, 
became Archdeacon of Derry (and Prebendary of Mul- 
laghbrack, in the Cathedral of Armagh ?) On Bishop Be 
dell s resignation he was advanced to this see, by patent 



184 ARDAGH. 

dated May 14th, with leave to hold his archdeaconry in 
commendam. In 1639 he obtained the archdeaconry of 
Down, in place of that of Deny. He left Ireland on the 
eve of the Rebellion in 1641 ; and died in London, on 
llth August, 1654, aged 74. He is reported to have 
been a man of great charity, of profound learning, well 
versed in Scripture and in sacred chronology, and also 
learned in the laws of his country. The following quaint 
account of him appears in "Lloyd s Memoirs of Persons 
who suffered for the Protestant Religion," folio, 1668: 
" He was peculiar for a very grave countenance, and his 
being extraordinary Textuary ; by the same token, that 
they who would not let him preach on the Scripture in 
the late times desired his help to comment upon it ; for 
his is the painful comment (in the larger Annotations) 
upon Ezechiel." He has published : 

1. A Sermon on the Doctrine of Justification. 4to. 
Dublin, 1625. 

2. Observations and Explanations upon the Old Tes 
tament, by way of Addition to the Annotations of the 
Assembly of Divines. Folio, London, 1655. 

Many letters passed between him and his friend, Bi 
shop Bedell, upon the efficacy of Divine Grace, which 
still exist, but never have been printed. After his death 
the see was kept vacant until the Restoration. 

38. 166?. ROBERT MAXWELL. -\ c 

See amonor the Bishops of 

39. 1672. FRANCIS MARSH. 

40. 1681. WILLIAM SHERIDAN.] 

41. 1692. ULYSSES BURGH, D. D. Dean of Emly, was 
raised to this see (which was separated from that of Kil- 
more on the deprivation of Bishop Sheridan), by patent 
dated September 8th; and was consecrated at Christ 
Church, Dublin, on September llth, by the Archbishop 
of Dublin. He died, at Castleforbes, before the close of 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 185 

the year. After his death the see of Ardagh was again 
united to Kilmore, and so continued until 1742, when it 
was united to Tuam. But in 1833 an Act passed, perpe 
tually uniting it to Kilmore, as in former times. 

For the succession of bishops, see under Tuam, and 
Kilmore. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

There is no evidence of any regular constitution of a Chap 
ter in this see. A Dean and Archdeacon are mentioned 
in early times, and these still subsist. The " Canons," 
or monks of the abbey anciently united to the bishop 
ric, are named from time to time, as in other cathedrals. 

1373. RICHARD FERRALL, or O FERRALL, Dean, was elected 
Bishop of the diocese by one part of the chapter [Ca 
nons] ; but another candidate prevailed by a majority of 
votes. [Ware.] 

1407. CHARLES is mentioned as Dean. [Reg. Fleming, Ar 
magh.] 

Before 1443. Ware mentions a Bishop Richard O Ferrall, 
who died in this year, as being son to " the great Dean 
FitzdanielFitzjohn Galda O Fergaill." These O Ferralls 
were chiefs or dynasts of the district of Annaly (Long 
ford) ; and several of that family were Bishops of Ar 
dagh ; so that it is probable that this " great dignitary" 
was Dean of the same cathedral. 

1451. GERALD is Dean. [Reg. Mey, Armagh.] 

1460. JOHN, " Episcopus Cluanensis" (Bishop of Clones or 
Clonmacnois), is named as Dean of Ardagh this year. 
[Reg. Swayne, Armagh.] 

1512. PIERCE M GRAIDIN, " Dean of Clan Hugh (in the 

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186 ARDAGH. 

county Longford and diocese of Ardagh), died." [Four 
Masters.] 

1552. JOHN BOWERMAN. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 

1563. WILLIAM BRADY, Vicar ofKilberry in the diocese of 
Meath ; patent dated September 10th. [Ibid.] 

1595. ROBERT RICHARDSON, I). D. Prsecentor of Christ 
Church, Dublin, and a Prebendary of Ferns; patent 
dated May 27th. [Ibid.] He also had been a Prebendary 
of St. Patrick s, Dublin. 

1606. LEWIS JONES, "an Oxford man" [Regal Visit.], pre 
sented June 26th. [Lib. Mun.] In 1607 he was made 
Dean of Cashel, and in 1629 a Prebendary of Emly ; in 
1633 he was raised to the bishopric of Killaloe, where 
see a further account of him. He resigned the deanery 
of Ardagh in 1625. 

1625. HENRY JONES, D. D. (son of the preceding) was pre 
sented, on the resignation of his father, on May 24th. 
[Lib Mun.] In 1630 he was made Prebendary of Dro- 
more ; in 1637 he exchanged this deanery for that of 
Kilmore ; in 1638 he became Archdeacon of Killaloe. 
He has written the following works : 

1. A Remonstrance of the Rebellion in the County 
of Cavan, &c. 4to. London, 1642. 

2. A Remonstrance concerning the Church and 
Kingdom of Ireland. 4to. London, 1642. 

3. St. Patrick s Purgatory. 4to. London, 1647. 

4. A Consecration Sermon, at Christ Church, Dub 
lin. 4to. Dublin, 1667. 

5. A Sermon, of Antichrist. 4to. Dublin, 1676. 

6. A Sermon, at the Funeral of Archbishop Marge t- 
son. 4to. Dublin, 1678, and 4to. London, 1679. 

7. A Letter to Dr. Borlase, printed in Borlase s His 
tory of the Rebellions. 

8. His " Depositions concerning the Rebellion of 



DEANS. 187 

1641" are printed in the Appendix to Cox s History of 
Ireland. 

1637. NICHOLAS BERNARD, M. A. Prebendary of Dromore, 
and Dean of Kilmore, exchanged that deanery with 
Dean Jones. His patent is dated June 22nd. He was 
instituted and installed November 3rd. (FF.) In this 
same year he became Prebendary of Dromore. He suf 
fered much in the Rebellion of 1641 ; and, making his 
escape into England, became Rector of Whitchurch, in 
Shropshire, and afterwards was appointed chaplain and 
almoner to Oliver Cromwell, and preacher to the Society 
of Gray s Inn. He died in 1661, and was buried at 
Whitchurch. 

See a list of the works published by him, in Ware s 
Writers of Ireland ; to which may be added : " Certain 
Discourses, each being the Judgment of Archbishop 
Ussher; to which is added a Character of Bishop Bedell, 
with a Sermon by him on Revelation, xviii. 4; and an 
Answer to Mr. Pierce. 12mo. London, 1659." 

1661 or 1662. JOHN KERB, or CARR, D. D. a Prebendary 
of Clogher ; patent dated September 15th [Lib. Mun.] ; 
instituted October 1st [Vis. Book.] ; installed October 
8th. He appears to have holden his deanery till the 
year 1701 or 1702. 

170f. JOHN BARTON, D. D. a Fellow and Vice-Provost of 
Trinity College, Dublin; patent March 21st [Lib. 
Mun.] ; instituted September 1 Oth. (FF.) 

171|. CHARLES COBBE, M.A. an Englishman, educated at 
Winchester School, and New College, Oxford, came to 
Ireland in August, 1717, as chaplain to Charles, Duke 
of Bolton, Lord Lieutenant. He obtained the rectory 
of Skrine, in the diocese of Meath. His patent is dated 
January 22nd [Lib. Mun.] ; instituted April 6th. (FF.) 
In 1720 he was raised to the bishopric of Killala; in 



188 ARDAGH. 

1726 was translated to Dromore; in 1731 to Kildare; 
and in 1742 lie became Archbishop of Dublin. 

172f. JOSIAH HORT, M.A. an Englishman, educated at 
Cambridge, came to Ireland in 1709, as chaplain to the 
Marquess of Wharton, Lord Lieutenant; and in 1718 
was made Dean of Cloyne. His patent for the deanery 
of Ardagh is dated June 17th; instituted July 27th. 
(FF.) In 1721 he was raised to the bishopric of Ferns, 
&c. ; in 1727 was translated to Kilmore and Ardagh ; and 
in 1741 became Archbishop of Tuam. See an account 
of his writings among the Bishops of Kilmore. 

172J. ROBERT HOWARD, D. D. (of Shelton, county Wick- 
low, father of the first Viscount Wicklow) a Fellow of 
Trinity College, Dublin. His patent for this deanery is 
dated April 27th. He was instituted May 23rd. (FF.) 
In 1723 he became Prsecentor of Christ Church, Dub 
lin, and Chancellor of St. Patrick s. In 1726 he was 
raised to the bishopric of Killala; and in 1729 was 
translated to Elphin. [See Lodge, vol. vi. p. 89.] He 
published : 

1. A Fast Sermon, before the Irish House of Com 
mons. 8vo. London, 1721. 

2. A Thanksgiving Sermon, on Psalm c. 5. 4to. 
Dublin, 1722. 

3. A Sermon before the Protestant Charter Schools 
of Ireland. 4to. Dublin, 1738. 

172. LEWIS SAURIN, D. D. (a person of French extraction, 
brother of the celebrated preacher, Jacques Saurin) was 
presented to this deanery, and to the praecentorship of 
Christ Church, Dublin, on March 22nd. He died in 
September, 1749, and was buried at St. Anne s Church, 
Dublin. 

1749. GEORGE SANDFORD, M.A. (of the family of Baron 



DEANS. 189 

Mountsandford), presented November 3rd. He died on 
August 31st, 1757. 

1757. THOMAS WHITE, D. D. presented November 30th. 
[Lib. Mun.] He died in 1769. 

1769. WILLIAM FRENCH (of French Park, in the county 
Roscommon), presented October 20th ; instituted No 
vember 8th. (FF.) He died on 16th January, 1785, 
aged 77; and was buried at St. Michan s, Dublin. 

1785. LILLY BUTLER, M. A. presented March 19th; insti 
tuted April 5th. He resigned in 1790. 

1790. CHARLES MONGAN (WARBURTON), M. A. originally a 
Roman Catholic, became chaplain to the Duke of Bed 
ford, Lord Lieutenant. He was presented April 15th ; 
instituted April 23rd. In 1791 he became Rector of 
Loughgilly, in the diocese of Armagh; in 1800 he was 
promoted to the deanery of Clonmacnois, and to the pra> 
centorship of St. Patrick s, Dublin ; and at the same time 
exchanged this deanery for the rectory of Mohill, in the 
diocese of Ardagh: in 1806 he was raised to the bishop 
ric of Limerick^ and afterwards to Cloyne. 

1800. HON. RICHARD BOURKE, M. A. (second son of Joseph, 
third Earl of Mayo) was educated at Christ Church, 
Oxford. In 1791 he was made a Prebendary of Tuam ; 
in 1795, Rector of Templemichael, and of Mohill, in the 
diocese of Ardagh ; in 1798, Pra3centor of St. Patrick s, 
Dublin. He was presented to this deanery on Decem 
ber 15th; instituted on 29th January, 1801. In 1813 
he was raised to the bishopric of IVaterford and Lismore. 

1814. RICHARD GRAVES, D. D. (the son of an English cler 
gyman, and younger brother of Dr. Thomas Graves, 
Dean of Connor, ordained deacon and priest in 1787), 
became a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, and Regius 
Professor of Divinity. He was presented on March 1st ; 
instituted March 11th. (FF.) In 1801 he was elected a 



190 ARDAGH. 

Prebendary of Christ Church, DM in. In 1823 lie re 
signed that stall for the rectory of St. Mary s, Dublin. 
He died on March 31st, 1829, aged 65 ; and was buried 
at Donnybrook, near Dublin. He has published: 

1. An Essay on the Character of the Apostles and 
Evangelists. 8vo. London, 1798. Second edition, im 
proved, 8vo. Dublin, 1820. 

2. A Sermon before the Association for Discounte 
nancing Vice. 8vo. Dublin, 1794. 

3. A Sermon in behalf of the Society for relief of 
Indigent Roomkeepers. 8vo. Dublin, 1796. 

4. A Sermon on the Deliverance of Ireland from the 
Invasion attempted by the French. 1797. 

5. Hints on a plan for advancing Religious Educa 
tion. 

6. A Sermon on the death of the Rev. Richard 
Murray, D. D. Provost of Trinity College, Dublin. 
1799. 

7. Sermons on various Subjects; with a Letter from 
a Father to his Son at the University. 8vo. Bath, 1799. 

8. A Sermon on the Death of the Rev. W. Cotter. 
8vo. Dublin, 1801. 

9. A Sermon on the Rebellion in Ireland in 1803. 
8vo. Dublin, 1803. 

10. A Sermon at the Consecration of the Right 
Rev. C. M. Warburton, Lord Bishop of Limerick. 1806. 

11. Lectures on the four last Books of the Penta 
teuch. 2 vols. 8vo. London, 1807. Second edition, with 
considerable additions, 2 vols. 8vo. 1815. 

12. A Sermon, preached at Christ Church Cathe 
dral, before the Lord Mayor and Corporation of Dublin, 
on 29th September, 1808. 1808. 

13. Sermons on Practical Subjects. 8vo. London, 
1830. 



DEANS. 191 

14. Scriptural proofs of the Trinity, in four Dis 
courses; with Notes and Illustrations. 8vo. 1819. 

15. The first Prelection delivered by him as Profes 
sor of Divinity. 

16. A Sermon in aid of the London Society for Pro 
moting Christianity among the Jews. 1811. 

17. Calvinistic Prsedestination repugnant to the 
general tenor of Scripture; in a series of Discourses 
preached in the Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin. 8vo. 
London, 1825; again, 1829. 

His collected works have been published by his 
son, Dr. R. H. Graves, a Prebendary of Cloyne, in four 
vols. 8vo. 1840. 

1829. RICHARD MURRAY, M. A. (afterwards D. D.) insti 
tuted November 10th. (FF.) He is the present Dean. 
He has published : 

1. Introduction to the Study of the Apocalypse. 

2. Lessons on the Church Catechism. 

3. Outlines of the History of the Catholic Church 
in Ireland. London, 1840. 

4. Ireland and her Church. 8vo. 1845. 



ARCHDEACONS. 

1230. JOSEPH MAGODAIG, Archdeacon, was elected Bishop 
of Ardagh in this year. [Ware.] 

1255 to 1259. CHRISTIAN was Archdeacon. [MS. Trin. 
Coll. Dub. F. i. 1 8.] 

1343. OWEN O FERRALL, Archdeacon, was this year canoni- 
cally elected Bishop of the diocese, but was not conse 
crated till 1347. He is much celebrated by historians 



192 ARDAGH. 

for the integrity of his life. He governed the see twenty 
years. [Ware.] 

1367. MALACHIAS MAGUIRE, "Archdeacon of Oriel," died. 
[Four Masters.] 

1396. MATTHEW O LuiNiN, " a man versed in various arts 
and sciences ; in history, poetry, music, and general lite 
rature ;" died. [Four Masters.] 

1407. MAURICE is Archdeacon. [Reg. Fleming, Armagh.] 

1427. MAURICE M GILLANEMORE (probably the same per 
son) is Archdeacon. [Reg. Swayne, Armagh.] 

1428 (circa). JOHN O MoYLE, a Cistercian monk, guardian 
of the Abbey of Granard, was Archdeacon about this 
time, and was appointed sub-guardian of the see of Clon- 
macnois. [Dr. Todd s MSS.] 

1451. WALTER is Archdeacon. [Reg. Mey, Armagh.] 

153. NICHOLAS NUGENT, collated March 14th. [Reg. Cro- 
mer, Armagh.] 

1620 or 1621. MAURICE O MULCONRY, appointed by the 
Crown, November 7th. [Lib. Mun.] 

1621. EDWARD HATTON, M. A. appears. He was also Chan 
cellor of Clogher, and a prebendary of that cathedral. 
[Rot. Pat.] He still held the archdeaconry in 1628. 

1633. " Vacant." [Bishop Bedell s Return to the First 
Fruits Office.] 

1660. JOHN AITON, collated 21st October ; installed 9th 
May, 1661. [Vis. Book, Armagh.] 

1681. JOSEPH DUNBAR, M. A. collated April 7th. (FF.) 

1683. ANDREW CHARLTON, M. A. (ordained deacon, 9th 
November, 1673) ; collated August 3rd. (FF.) In 1692 
he was made Chancellor of Connor. He appears to have 
holden these preferments till 1696. 

1696. Vacant. " To be sequestered." [V. B.] 

1705. THOMAS TAYLOR, M.A. collated Nov. 16th. (FF.) 
He was in possession till 1747. 



ARCHDEACONS. 193 

1749. It is returned " Vacant." 

1751. ROBERT HORT, D. D. appears. [V. B.] In 1762 lie 
resigned, and accepted preferment in England. 

1762. JOHN OLIVER, collated April 19th. (FF.) 

1778. CHAMBRE CORKER, M. A. a Prebendary of Cork ; col 
lated December 12th ; installed December 18th. (FF.) 
He died in 1790. 

1790. ROBERT BEATTY, M. A. Vicar- General of the diocese 
in 1776, and till his death; instituted March 29th. (FF.) 
He died in December, 1804. 

1805. ROBERT BEATTY, Jun. (afterwards LL.D.) collated 
March 5th. (FF.) He died in 1821. 

1821. HON. CHARLES LE POER TRENCH, D. D. (sixth son of 
the first Earl of Clancarty, and brother of Dr. Trench, 
Archbishop of Tuam), a Prebendary of Clonfert, and 
Vicar-General of the dioceses of Clonfert and Kilmac- 
duagh ; collated November 15th. (FF.) In 1825 he 
was made a Prebendary of Tuam. 

1839. MARCUS GERVASE BERESFORD (son of Dr. G. Beres- 
ford, Bishop of Kilmore), Rector of Kildallon, in the dio 
cese of Kilmore ; instituted 15th November. 



CHANCELLORS. 

The only notice of this dignity which I have observed is the 
following; which, if unexplained, might perhaps occa 
sion some mistake : 

1729. ESSEX EDGEWORTH, "Chancellor of Ardagh," is re 
commended for a bishopric by Primate Boulter. [Boul 
ter s Letters.] But he was Chancellor of the diocese, not 
of the cathedral ; or, in other words, Vicar-General. He 
died on June 4th, 1737. [Lodge s Peerage.] 

ULSTER.] 2 C 



194 ARDAGH. 



CANONS. 

1290. MATTHEW O HEOTHY, a Canon, was nominated Bishop 
of the diocese, and his appointment was confirmed by 
the King. 

1461. WALTER O FERGAIL, i n 

Are noticed as Canons, in 

CORMACK M GRANAILL, ^ of Arch _ 

THADY M GBANAILL, [ ^ prenC] un(]er 

CHARLES O FLANJT, thi. year. [Reg. Ar- 

MARIANUS M CoLROiTH, /, 

DONAT O FERGAILL, 

1529. DONALD M<GRANYLL. [Reg. Cromer, Arm.] 
1540. Lucius O FERGAIL (O FERRAL) calls himself a Ca 
non, and usurps the rectory of Clones, in the diocese of 
Ardagh. [Reg. Armagh.] 



END OF PART VII. 



FASTI ECCLESLE fflBERNICJE. 



DIOCESE OF DOWN. 

THE sec of Down, called by some of the Irish annalists 
" the see of Ulidia," is thought to have been founded 
about the close of the fifth century. Mr. Reeves ob 
serves, that " the diocese of Down, in its present state, 
is a collection of smaller sees, which have been reduced 
to the condition of parishes ; and of districts which, in 
primitive times, were not assigned to any diocese. The 
same remark applies to Connor, and to most of the 
larger dioceses of Ireland." [Ecclesiastical Antiquities 
of Down and Connor, &c. pp. 123 5 174.] 

Downpatrick, formerly called Dunlethglas, or Dun 
da lethglass, is believed to have been the original seat of 
the bishop; and its church is said to have been founded 
by St. Patrick. But Reeves has noticed that at that 
time there were " bishops" at two churches in the im 
mediate neighbourhood of Downpatrick ; namely, Loarn, 
at Brettan (now called Bright) ; and Tassach, at Rath- 
colpa (now RaJiolp). But, as we hear of no episcopal 
successors of those persons, it is probable that their sees 
were speedily incorporated into the more influential one 
of Dunlethglas. [See p. 142.] 

But few particulars can now be ascertained concern 
ing its early prelates, who appear to have been Abbats 
of the Convent of St. Patrick, at Down. The diocese 

ULSTER.] 2 D 



196 DOWN. 

was early united to, or incorporated in, that of Connor ; 
but the two were separated in the year 1136, or 1137, 
and so continued until A. D. 1441 ; at which time they 
were again united, by the Pope s authority, and the as 
sent of the King ; and this union has been preserved to 
the present day. 

The cathedral church of Downpatrick was anciently 
dedicated to the Holy Trinity, being the church belong 
ing to a religious house of Secular Canons. But when 
John de Courcy had subdued Ulster, he changed its con 
stitution, introduced Benedictine monks (from Chester), 
and dedicated the church to St. Patrick. In 1609, King 
James I. made this church the cathedral of the diocese, 
and ordered that it should again be styled the Church 
of the Holy Trinity. 

But in 1662, King Charles II. being informed that 
the building had fallen to ruin, and also that it was 
situate in a remote and inconvenient part of the diocese, 
by a patent dated October 27th, constituted the parish 
church of Lisburn, alias Lisnegarvie,the cathedral church 
of the united dioceses of Down and Connor ; and incor 
porated it into a body politic, by the name of " Christ s 
Church of Lisbourne alias Lisnegarvie." [Lib. Mun.] 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

In Harris s Ware is an engraving of the modern armorial 
bearings of the united sees of Down and Connor. It 
bears no date ; nor does it appear at what period those 
arms were first adopted. 

TAXATIONS. 

1. A.D. 1305, or 1306 ? By Authority of Pope Clement VI. ? 

It is remarkable that the temporalities of Down are not 

mentioned in this taxation. Mr. Reeves suggests, that 



BISHOPS. 197 

the omission may be owing to the fact that the see was 
vacant in 1305, arid the temporalities were entirely in 
the King s hands. In the general taxation of the pa 
rishes of the -diocese no mention is made of any pre 
bends, nor is there any indication of a Dean and Chapter. 

2. A. D. 1616. By Commissioners of King James I. 

s. d. 

Episcopatus Dunensis, 25 

Decanatus Dunensis, 13 6 8 

Archidiaconatus, 800 

Cancellariatus, 10 

Praicentoriatus, 200 

Prsebenda S. Andrea?, 26 6 4 

,, de Talpestown, .... 800 

,, de Dunsporte, .... 300 
All sterling money. 

SUCCESSION OF BISHOPS. 

Circa A. D. 499. ST. CAILAN, or COELAN, or MOCHAI, the 
founder and first Abbat, and Bishop of Nendrum, is said 
to have been promoted to the bishopric of Down about 
this period. [Ware.] But Reeves shows grounds for 
believing that he never was Bishop of this see. 

583. ST. FERGUS, the son of JEngus, belonging to the blood 
royal of Ireland, was the first Abbat of Kil-mbian, when 
he was called to become Bishop of Dun-da-leth-glas. 
He held this bishopric till his death on March 30th, 
A. D. 583. 

823. SUIBHNE M FERGUS, "Abbat of Dunlethglas, Ancho 
rite, and Bishop," died. [Reeves, from Four Masters.] 

954. GAEITHEINE " the learned," Bishop of Dunlethglas, 
died. 



198 DOWN. 

962. FINGEN the learned, Bishop of Dunlcthglas, died. 
[Ware.] 

1043, FLAITHBERTACH, Bishop of Dunlethglas, died. 

1086. MAOLKEVIN, " the venerable Bishop of Ulidia," died. 
[Reeves.] 

[1096. Harris has stated, that SAMUEL, a Bishop of Down, 
attended a Synod holden in this year ; but Reeves has 
shown that this was Samuel O Haingly, Bishop of Dub 
lin, not of Down. (p. 147.) ] 

1117. MAOLMAIRE, Bishop of Dundalethglas, died. [Reeves.] 

1137. MALACHI O MORGAIR, Archbishop of Armagh, re 
signed that weighty charge, after a tenure of three years 
only ; and retired to Down, which he had separated from 
the diocese of Connor, of which he had formerly been 
Bishop. Malachi considered that union to be undesira 
ble ; and, therefore, he allotted Connor to another Bi 
shop, and retained for himself Down alone, agreeably to 
the ancient arrangement. He died on November 2nd, 
1148, in the arms of his friend St. Bernard, at the Abbey 
of Clairvaux, and was there interred. 

1148. MALACHI II. (or MAELISA) MAC INCLERICUIR, probably 
succeeded immediately upon O Morgair s decease. He 
assisted at the Synod of Kells. where he signs himself 
" Bishop of Ullagh" (Ulidia, or Down). Roger Hove- 
den calls him Malethias Thuensis. He was a learned 
man. He died, at a great age, in 1175. 

1175. GELASIUS (or GILLADOMNAIL) M CoRMic succeeded. 
He, like his predecessor, is styled " Bishop of Ulidia." 
He died in the year of his consecration. 

1176. MALACHI III. succeeded. Ware relates, that he was 
taken prisoner in one of the battles between John de 
Courcy and the petty Prince of Ulidia, but was quickly 
set at liberty, through the intercession of Cardinal Vivi- 
anus. He died about 1201. 



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1202. RALPH, Abbat of Melross, in Scotland, was appointed 
Bishop through the influence of the Pope s Legate. He 
sat about eleven years. 

1213. THOMAS succeeded. He appears to have acted as a 
suffragan to the Bishop of Ely. [Cole.] He was Bishop 
in 1237 ; but how long afterwards, is not known. Ware 
refers to the historian Matthew Paris, for further parti 
culars concerning him. 

12 . RANULPH, or RANDAL, succeeded Thomas some time 
before the year 1251, in which he attended a Synod at 
Bangor as Bishop. [Reeves.] He died in 1253. 

1258. REGINALD, Archdeacon of Down, was at length ap 
pointed to this see by King Henry III. after the monks 
of Down had elected another person (Thomas Liddell) 
whom the King disapproved and rejected. In 1265, Re 
ginald was translated to Cloyne. 

1266. THOMAS LIDDELL, who had been elected on a former 
occasion, was again chosen, and was now accepted both 
by the Pope and the King. He governed the see about 
ten years. 

1276. NICHOLAS LE BLUND, Prior of St. Patrick s in Down, 
was elected, and was confirmed by the King. [Reeves.] 
He entered into some controversy with the Crown, re 
specting the limits of ecclesiastical jurisdiction. He sat 
about twenty-eight years, and died in 1304. 

1305. THOMAS KITTEL, "Parson of Lismoghan,in this dio 
cese" [Reeves], was elected, and was confirmed by the 
King. He sat here eight years, and died in 1313. 

1314. THOMAS BRIGHT, Prior of St. Patrick s, in Down, 
succeeded by election. He died in 1327, and was 
buried in his church. 

1328. JOHN DE BALLYCONINGHAM was canonically elected 
by the Prior and Chapter, and received the grant of his 
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200 DOWN. 

the Pope annulled his election, and translated him to 
the bishopric of Cork. 

1329. RALPH of Kilmessan, a Franciscan friar, was ap 
pointed by the Pope ; and having been consecrated by 
the Cardinal Bishop of Tusculum, did fealty and was 
accepted by the King. He governed the see twenty- 
four years, and died in August, 1353. 

135|. RICHARD CALF, Prior of St. Patrick s of Down, hav 
ing been elected by the Chapter, was appointed by the 
Pope. He sat eleven years ; and dying in October, 1365, 
was buried in his church. 

1365. WILLIAM, Prior of Conall [Reeves], was appointed 
Bishop by the Pope, although the Prior and monks of 
Down had elected another person. He died in August, 
1368. 

1368. JOHN LOGAN, Archdeacon of Down, succeeded by 
the Pope s provision. But he died within a year after 
his advancement. 

1369. RICHARD CALF (II.), Prior of St. Patrick s at Down, 
succeeded, and governed the see seventeen years. He 
died on May 16th, 1386, and was buried in his church. 

1387. JOHN Ross, who, like his predecessor, was Prior of 
Down, was appointed by the Pope, after canonical elec 
tion by the Chapter ; and, having done homage, received 
his temporalities from the King. He died in 1394. 

1395. JOHN DONGAN, Bishop of Derry, was translated to 
Down by the Pope ; and, having done homage, received 
a grant of his temporalities. King Henry IV. afterwards 
appointed him Seneschal of Ulster, and employed him 
in some affairs of State. He died in 1412. 

1413. JOHN CELY (or SELY), a Benedictine, Prior of St. 
Patrick s in Down, succeeded. In 1425 the King ap 
pointed him Chancellor and Treasurer of Ulster, an of 
fice then vested in the Crown, by reason of the minority 



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of the Duke of York. [Rot. Pat.] But afterwards he 
appears to have fallen into great irregularities of con 
duct, for which he was deprived by the Pope in 1441. 



BISHOPS OF DOWN AND CONNOR. 

1441. JOHN, Bishop of Connor, was appointed to this bi 
shopric also, by the Pope ; who with the concurrence of 
King Henry VI. in the next year really united the two 
sees, on the ground of the smallness of their revenues. 
After experiencing some vexatious, but unsuccessful, 
opposition, from a rival claimant Thomas Pollard, John 
died in the spring of 1450; and on May 1st the King 
committed the custody of the temporalities of the see to 
the said Pollard, until a successor should be appointed. 
[See a detailed account of this union of the sees in 
Reeves Down, p. 156, &c.] 

1450. THOMAS POLLARD, who had been made custos of the 
temporalities by the King, appears to have received from 
the Pope a regular appointment of himself as Bishop. 
[Reeves.] 

[1451. RORERT ROCHFORT, D. D. a Dominican friar, was 
elected Bishop, and was warmly recommended to the 
Pope by Archbishop Mey of Armagh, as an eloquent 
man, well-skilled in the Irish and English languages. 
The Duke of Ormond also strongly recommended him 
to the Duke of York. Ware doubts whether he were 
consecrated or not; and there is reason to think, that the 
Pope rejected him and appointed another person, viz.] 

1451. RICHARD VOLSI, or WOLSEY, a Dominican friar, is 
said to have been appointed Bishop by the Pope, " upon 
the death of Bishop Thomas." [De Burgo, Hib. Domin. 
p. 474.] We learn no particulars concerning him. Harris 
reports, from Antony a Wood, that he died some time 



202 DOWN AND CONNOR. 

previous to 1502, and was buried in the church of the 
Carmelites at Worcester. 

1456. THOMAS was consecrated to these sees, on May 30th. 
It seems probable that he was Prior of St. Catherine s 
Abbey at Waterford. He died about the year 1468. 
But it would appear that a report of his death had been 
spread in 1459 ; as De Burgo states that in February of 
that year the Pope appointed F. Simon, B. D. " to suc 
ceed John, Bishop of Connor, lately deceased." [Hib. 
Dom. p. 475.] Doubtless there is some confusion here ; 
perhaps for 1459 we ought to read 1451. See above. 

1469. THADY was appointed Bishop by the Pope; and was 
consecrated on September 10th, at Rome, by " Archie- 
piscopus Antibarensis," assisted by Cornelius, late Bishop 
of Clonfert, and Nicholas, Bishop ofElphin. [Ware s 
MSS.] 

1495. TIBERIUS was Bishop. On July 6th in this year, he 
attended a provincial Synod holden at Drogheda by Oc- 
tavian, Archbishop of Armagh. [Archiv. Ch. Ch. Dub 
lin.] It is said that he greatly beautified his cathedral ; 
the revenues of which he had much increased by annex 
ing to it the endowments of several smaller religious 
houses in Down. [Reeves, p. 230.] He had vacated 
his see, perhaps in 1519, certainly before June 19th, 
1526. 

1527. ROBERT BLYTH, a Benedictine monk, Abbat of Thor- 
ney Abbey, in Cambridgeshire, was Bishop at this time. 
The date of his appointment does not appear. Pie held 
these sees in commendam with his Abbey during some 
years, probably until 1540. The see was vacant in that 
year. [Reg. Armagh.] 

1541. EUGENE (or OWEN) M GYNISSA, or MAGENNIS, Arch 
deacon of Down, and Prebendary of Aghaderk in the 
diocese of Dromore, was appointed by the Pope ; and 



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having made his submission to the King, was confirmed, 
and had his temporalities restored on May 8th, 1542. 
In the same year he obtained a grant to hold his arch 
deaconry in cbmmendam. [Rot. Pat.] One of the an 
cient registers at Armagh calls Gelasius Magenissa 
" Commendatarius" of Down in 1542. (At this time he 
was Prior of Down.) In February, 155 J, Eugene was 
sworn a member of the Privy Council. He was sitting 
in 1559, or 1560 ; but how long afterwards, cannot now 
be ascertained. 

156 J. JAMES M CAGHWKLL(?) It appears, from the Rolls 
of Chancery, that Queen Elizabeth, by a letter under 
Privy Seal of the date of 6th January, 156J , granted 
these sees to James M Caghwell. The mandate for his 
consecration and for restitution of the temporalities ac 
companied that letter; but it is not known for certain 
whether he ever was consecrated or took possession. In 
1567 he was promoted to the archbishopric of Cashel. 

1568. MILER MAGRATH(?). It is stated by Harris (p. 483) 
that Magrath was appointed to these sees by the Pope s 
provision ; but it is not known whether he ever obtained 
possession. In 1570 he became Bishop of Clogher; and 
soon afterwards was made Archbishop of Cashel. 

156f. JOHN MKRRIMAN, or MARIMAN, a native of England, 
was Chaplain to Queen Elizabeth, and became beneficed 
in the diocese of Armagh. He was consecrated in Dub 
lin on January 19th. He died in 1572. 

1573. HUGH ALLEN, an Englishman, who had come over to 
Ireland as one of Sir Thomas Smith s colonists of the 
districts called the Ardes, having been made known to 
the Queen as " a good preacher and a zealous man," was 
appointed by her to these sees. His patent is dated No 
vember 21st. In 1582 he was translated to Ferns. 

[1588. These sees having remained vacant during many 
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204 DOWN AND CONNOR. 

years after Allen s removal, one Cornelius O Dubham, 
or O Dovan, was intruded into them by the Pope in 
1588; but we do not find that any formal steps were 
taken to put him into possession. [Dr. Todd s MS. ad 
ditions to Ware.] On February 1st, 1613, he was exe 
cuted, for treasonable practices. [Reeves.] 

1593. EDWARD EDGEWORTH, D. D. a native of England, 
educated at Cambridge, was Vicar of Kirby-green, in 
Lincolnshire, in 1571. Coming over to Ireland, he was 
made a Prebendary of St.JPatrick s, Dublin, and in 1586 
a Prebendary of Christ Church. He also had prefer 
ment in the dioceses of Meatli and of Connor. In 1590 
he was Rector of Carrickfergus He was raised to this 
bishopric by patent dated October 13th, 1593, after a 
vacancy of eleven years, during the greater portion of 
which time he had holden it in custodiam. [Cod. Clar. 
36.] He retained his two prebends in commendam 
with his see. He died in 1594, or 1595 ; and was buried 
in his church of St. Michan s, Dublin. 

1596. JOHN CHARDEN (or CHARLDON ?) D. D. a native of 
Devonshire, became a Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford ; 
and afterwards was beneficed in the city of Exeter, 
where he was in high esteem as an eloquent and edify 
ing preacher. He was made Bishop of Down and Con 
nor, by patent dated May 4th ; and on the 26th of the 
same month the Queen gave him the rectory of Cahir 
in the diocese of Lismore ; and on May 15th, 1 598, she 
appointed him Warden of the College of Youghal. He 
died in 1601. 

He left behind him six single Sermons, printed at Ox 
ford and London, between 1580 and 1595. [See Ware.] 
. ROBERT HUMPSTON, M. A. an Englishman, Rector 
of Barren, in the county of Chester, succeeded, by letter 
of Privy Seal dated July 17th, 1601 ; but was not con- 



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secrated till April 5th, 1602. He held the sees only 
four years. He published a Sermon in 1589. ~For 
which see Wcl s Athense Oxon.] 

160f . JOHN TODD, D. D. had been a Romanist and a Jesuit. 
Having professed himself a Protestant, he was made 
Dean of Cashel in 1606 ; and was raised to this bishop 
ric by patent dated May 16th; being licensed to hold 
that of Dromore also in commendam, by reason of the 
smallness of the revenues of Down and Connor. He 
also was appointed Treasurer of Down, by the charter 
of 1609. Having been called to account for some mal 
practices, he resigned his bishopric ; and having de 
parted the realm, without license, on January llth, 
161-J, he was formally deprived. His resignation of the 
sees, with all their temporal and spiritual rights, was 
confirmed by the Dean and Chapter of Down, on April 
9th, 1612. [Rot. Pat. 10 Jac. I.] 

1612. JAMES DUKDAS, D. D. a native of Scotland, Chantor 
of Moray in that kingdom, was brought over to Ireland, 
and made Bishop by patent dated June 10th. Like his 
two immediate predecessors, he is charged with having 
injured the property of his sees by improvident leases. 
He lived only one year after consecration ; and died at 
Newtown, in the county Down. 

16 If . ROBERT ECHLIN, a Scotsman, was appointed Bishop, 
by patent dated March 4th. He exerted himself dili 
gently to repair the wastes which had been made in the 
see property ; in which endeavour he was assisted by a 
royal commission issued in 1616. Having obtained the 
King s license to hold one of the dignities of his cathe 
dral in commendam, he accepted the PraBcentorship in 
1618, and the next year exchanged it for the Treasurer- 
ship. He drew up a return of his dioceses, entitled " the 
state of the bishopricke of Downe and Connor, 1622;" 



206 DOWN AND CONNOR. 

a copy of which is preserved in Trinity College Li 
brary, MS. E. 3, 6. [Reeves.] He died at Ardquin,in 
the county of Down, on July 17th, 1635. 
1635. HENRY LESLIE, or LESLEY, D.D. born of a noble 
Scotch family, became Rector of Muckamore in the dio 
cese of Connor, in or before the year 1622. [Ulster 
Vis. Book] ; Dean of Down in 1627; and Treasurer of 
St. Patrick s, Dublin, in 1632. The patent for his pro 
motion bears date September 24th. The King allowed 
him to hold, in commendam, the prebend of Mullabrack 
in the cathedral of Armagh. 

He bore a very high character for piety and learn 
ing; and was a warm adherent to King Charles I. 
throughout all his wanderings and troubles. Having 
passed unhurt through the times of the Rebellion and 
the Commonwealth, and having received a pension of 
120 a year for some time under the Protectorate [see 
Reid s History of the Presbyterians, vol. ii. p. 500], he 
was translated to the see of Meath upon the Restoration 
of King Charles II. 

The Bishop s published writings are enumerated in 
Ware s Writers of Ireland ; to that list may be added, 

1. A Sermon on Hebrews, iii. 8. 4to. Oxford, 1625. 

2. A Fast Sermon on Jeremiah, v. 9. 4to. Oxford, 
1643. 

3. A Sermon, preached at Newtown, in May, 1636, 
on the Death of the first Viscount Montgomery. 
[Montgomery MS.] 

166y. JEREMY TAYLOR, D. D. was a native of Cambridge, 
and became a Fellow of Caius College in that Univer 
sity. At the recommendation of Archbishop Laud, he 
was elected to a Fellowship of All Souls College, Ox 
ford, to afford him an opportunity of retirement and 
study. He was made Chaplain to the Archbishop, and 



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afterwards to King Charles I. whom he attended during 
several of his campaigns. About 1638 he was presented 
to the rectory of Uppingham, in Rutlandshire. Having 
been plundered by the Parliamentarians, he retired to 
Golden Grove, in Caermarthenshire, where he devoted 
himself to study and composition. Coming over to Ire 
land upon the invitation of Edward Viscount Conway, 
he continued to live in retirement until the Restoration 
of King Charles II. when he was appointed Vice- Chan 
cellor of the University of Dublin, and a member of the 
Privy Council ; and was promoted to this bishopric by 
patent dated January 19th. He was one of the twelve 
Prelates consecrated together in St. Patrick s, Dublin, 
on the 27th of that month. In the following June he 
was appointed administrator of the see of Drornore, 
and governed it till his death. He died at Lisburn, on 
August 13th, 1667; and was buried in the cathedral of 
Dromore, which he had rebuilt at his own expense. In 
the year 1827 a monument was erected to his memorv 
in the church of Lisburn, by the Bishop [Mant] and 
clergy of Down and Connor ; the inscription on which 
is given in " Mant s History of the Church of Ireland." 
There is a marble bust of him in the Library of All 
Souls College, Oxford. 

Of his character and talents it is needless to speak. 
His works have been long before the world, and have 
proved their author to have been one of the best of men, 
and one of the most shining lights of our Church. (a) 
1667. ROGER BOYLE, D. D. (younger brother of Richard 
Boyle, Bishop of Ferns), was a Fellow of Trinity Col 
lege, Dublin ; and became Rector of Carrigaline and of 

(a) An interesting account of a MS. letter of the bishop, now deposited in the 
Library of Trinity College, Dublin, with a copy of the letter itself, is given in the 
Irish Ecclesiastical Journal, for January, 1849. 



208 DOWN AND CONNOR. 

Ringrone, in the diocese of Cork, in 166^. In 1662 he 
was made Dean of Cork. He was advanced to this 
bishopric, by patent dated September 12th (or 19th), 
and was consecrated in the following month. In Sep 
tember, 1672, he was translated to Clogher. According 
to Ware, Bishop Boyle left behind him, in addition to 
the two published works mentioned under the Deans of 
Cork, a manuscript common-place book, in which is 
an abstract of Sir Kenelm Digby s " Treatise on Bodies." 
This MS. is now preserved in the Library of Trinity 
College, Dublin. 

1672. THOMAS HACKET, D I), was by birth an Englishman, 
but had his education in Trinity College, Dublin. He 
was made Chaplain to King Charles II. and became Dean 
of Cork in 1661 ; but held that dignity only for a few 
months. His patent for this bishopric bears date Sep 
tember 20th ; and he was consecrated in Dublin on the 
22nd. In 169J he was deprived of his bishopric, by a 
Royal Commission, for continued non-residence, neglect, 
and other offences against ecclesiastical law. He died 
in August, 1697, and on the 31st of that month was bu 
ried in Lisburn, between the chancel and the wall. He 
published : 

1. A Sermon, on 1 Corinth, xiv. 16, preached before 
the Convocation. 4to. Dublin, 1662. 

2. A Sermon, on Matt. vi. 19-22, preached at the 
Spittle. 4to. London, 1672. 

1694. SAMUEL FOLEY, D. 1). a Fellow of Trinity College, 
Dublin, was ordained in 1678. He was made Chan 
cellor of St. Patrick s, Dublin, in 1689 ; and Dean of 
Achonry in 1691. His patent for these sees is dated 
August 31st. He was consecrated in Christ Church, 
Dublin, on September 2nd ; and was enthroned on Octo 
ber 4th. His superintendence was very short ; for he 



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was cut off by fever, on the 22nd of the following May, 
at Lisburn ; and was there buried, leaving a high repu 
tation behind him. He has published: 

1. Two Sertnons; one being a Visitation Sermon, the 
other preached at Christ Church, Dublin, at the conse 
cration of three Bishops. 4to. Dublin, 1683. 

2. An Account of the Giant s Causeway (printed in 
the Philosophical Transactions), 1694. 

3. An Exhortation to the Inhabitants of Down and 
Connor. 4to. Dublin, 1695. 

Some manuscript collections by the Bishop, upon the 
points in controversy between us and the Church of 
Rome, are preserved in Trinity College Library. 

1695. EDWARD WALKINGTON, D. D. a native of the county 
of Limerick, was a Scholar and a Fellow of Trinity Col 
lege, Dublin. He became Archdeacon of Ossory in 
1693; and was Chaplain to the House of Commons, by 
whose recommendation he was appointed to these sees 
by patent dated August 1st. He was consecrated on the 
4th of that month, at Christ Church, Dublin, by the 
Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by the Bishops of Kil- 
dare and Cloyne. He died in January 169|, and. was 
buried in the Church of Lisburn, at the north side of 
the choir. He published : 

A Thanksgiving Sermon, preached before the Lord 
Deputy and the House of Peers, on October 8th, 1695. 

169f . EDWARD SMYTH, or SMITH, D. D. aScholar and a Fel 
low of Trinity College, Dublin, left Ireland during the 
troubles under King James II. and during four years 
filled the post of Chaplain to the Smyrna Company. On 
his return to his country, he became Chaplain to King 
William, and in 1696 was appointed Dean of St. Pa 
trick s, Dublin. He was advanced to these sees by patent 
dated Feb. 21st; and was consecrated on April 2nd, at 



210 DOWN AND CONNOR, 

Christ Church, Dublin, by the Archbishop of Dublin, 
assisted by the Bishops of Kildare, Clogher, and Water- 
ford ; being then in the thirty-fourth year of his age. 
He died at Bath, in October, 1720. (See an account of 
his writings, under the diocese of Dulliri). 
1720. FRANCIS HUTCHINSON, D. D. an Englishman, of a 
family long settled in Nottinghamshire, was educated 
at Catharine Hall, in Cambridge ; and became Vicar of 
Hoxne, and Rector of St. James s, in the parish of St. 
Edmundsbury, Suffolk; and afterwards of Passenham, 
in Northamptonshire. Having come to Ireland, he was 
made Vicar of Ballycloig and of Tighmacrevan in the 
diocese of Connor. He was promoted to this bishopric 
by patent dated January 17th; and was consecrated at 
St. Peter s, Drogheda,on the 22nd of the same month, by 
the Bishop of Kildare, assisted by those of Raphoe and 
Elphin. He died on June 23rd, 1729, at Port Glenone, 
in the county of Antrim ; and was buried there, in a cha 
pel which had been erected by himself. A portrait of 
the Bishop is in the possession of his descendant, H. 
HutchinsonO Hara,Esq., of Craigbilly, county Antrim. 
Harris has enumerated twenty-three publications by 
the Bishop, attesting his professional diligence and his 
general information. To these may be added : 

1. An Assize Sermon, on Judges, xviii. 7. 1707. 

2. A Sermon on Psalm cxlviii. 2 (contained in his 
Book on Witchcraft). 

1739. CAREW REYNELL, LL. D. an Englishman, had been 
educated at Winchester, and was a Fellow of New Col 
lege, Oxford, when he was made Chancellor of Bristol. 
He came to Ireland in 1737, as first Chaplain to the 
Duke of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant, and was pro 
moted to these sees by patent dated November 16th. 
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November 18th, by the Primate, assisted by the Bishops 
of Meath and Kilmore. In 1743 he was translated to 
Derry. He published : 

" A Sermon, preached before the contributors to the 
Bristol Infirmary ; with an Account of that Infirmary." 
4to. Bristol, 1738. 

1743. JOHN RYDER, D. D. Bishop of Killaloe, was translated 
to Down and Connor, by patent dated May 1st. In 175J 
he was advanced to the archbishopric of Tuam. 

1.75J. JOHNWHITCOMBE, D. D. Bishop of Clonfert, was pro 
moted by patent dated March 20th. He was enthroned 
at Connor, on July 29th. [V. B.] In the course of the 
same year he was advanced to the archbishopric of 
Cashel. 

1752. ROBERT DOWNES, D. D. Bishop of Ferns and Leigh - 
lin, was translated to these sees by patent dated October 
13th. Early in the following year he was again trans 
lated, to Raphoe. 

1753. ARTHUR SMYTH, D. D. Bishop of Clonfert, was pro 
moted by patent dated January 24th. In 1765 he was 
translated to Meath ; and in the next year became Arch 
bishop of Dublin. While sitting at Down and Connor, 
he published a Sermon, preached at Christ Church, 
Dublin, on the Fast-day appointed in remembrance of 
the great Earthquake of 1755. 4to. Dublin, 1756. 

1765. JAMES TRAIL, or TRAILL, D. D. a Scotsman, Rector 
of St. John s, Horsleydown, in Southwark, and of West 
Ham in Essex, became first Chaplain to the Earl of 
Hertford, Lord Lieutenant. He was raised to this bi 
shopric on October 28th ; and was consecrated on No 
vember 3rd, at St. Michan s Church, Dublin, by the 
Primate, assisted by the Bishops of Meath and Down. 
He held the sees till his death, which took place at Lis- 
burn, on November 12th, 1783. He was buried under 
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212 DOWN AND CONNOR. 

the chancel of Lisburn Church. A fine portrait of him 
is in possession of his family. The Bishop published a 
curious and interesting little work, entitled " A Sermon 
(on Job, xiv. 1, 2) preached in the Parish Church of Lis 
burn, on Sunday, June 28th, 1767 ; on occasion of the 
Death of Mr. Richard Archbold, formerly a Jesuit pro 
fessed, who conformed to the Established Church of 
Ireland in the year 1755. To which is added an Ap 
pendix, containing some Particulars of his Life, and Ex 
tracts from his Papers, which explain the Motives, and 
evidence the Sincerity of his Conversion." pp. 71. 8vo. 
Dublin, 1768. 

1783. WILLIAM DICKSON, M.A. a native of England, was 
born in 1745, and educated at Hertford College, Oxford. 
He became first Chaplain to the Earl of Northington, 
Lord Lieutenant ; and was promoted to these sees by 
patent dated December 12th. At this time his father 
held the deanery of his son s cathedral church. The 
Bishop was consecrated in the Castle Chapel of Dublin, 
on 1st February, 1784, by the Primate, assisted by the 
Bishops of Clogher and Waterford. He died in Lon 
don, on September 19th, 1804 ; and was buried in the 
cemetery belonging to St. James s parish, in Tottenham- 
court Road, where a monument is erected to his memory. 

1804. NATHANAEL ALEXANDER, D. D. Bishop of Killaloe, 
was translated to Down and Connor by patent dated 
November 21st. In 1823 he was again translated, and 
became Bishop of Meath. 

1823. RICHARD MANT, D. D. Bishop of Killaloe, became 
Bishop of Down and Connor by patent dated March 
23rd ; and was admitted March 24th. 

To the notice already given, under the diocese of 
Killaloe, the following particulars may be added. The 
Bishop was son of the Rev. Dr. Richard Mant, Rector 



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of All Saints, in Southampton ; and was born in that 
town on February 12th, 1776. He was educated at 
Winchester; and became a member of Oriel College, 
Oxford, of which Society he was elected a Fellow in 
1798. In 1795 he distinguished himself by gaining the 
University Prize for an English Essay. He became M. A. 
in 1800, D. D. in 1815. In 1803 he became Curate of 
Bureton, in Hampshire; in 1808 Curate of Crawley, in 
the same county ; in 1810 Vicar of Great Coggeshall, 
in Essex; in 1812 Bampton Lecturer at Oxford; in 
1813 he was appointed domestic Chaplain to the Arch 
bishop of Canterbury ; in 1815 Rector of St. Botolph s, 
Bishopsgate-street, London; in 1818 Rector of East 
Horsley, Surrey ; in 1820 Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfe- 
nora; in 1823 Bishop of Down and Connor; and in 
1842 of Dromore also, under the provisions of the 
Church Temporalities Act. He died at Ballymoney, 
in the county Antrim, on November 2nd, 1848; and 
was buried in the churchyard of Hillsborough, county 
Down. 

The Bishop was an indefatigable writer. The fol 
lowing detailed list of his published works was kindly 
furnished to me in the year 1844, by the venerable au 
thor himself, my much-respected friend : 

1. " Commerce," an Essay written for the University Prize. (Not 
printed for sale.) Oxford, 1799. 

2. Verses to the Memory of Joseph Warton, D. D. 4to. Oxford, 1800. 

3. The Poetical Works of Thomas Warton, B. D. Poet Laureate ; with 
Memoirs of his Life and Writings, and critical Notes. 2 vols. 8vo. Oxford, 
1802. 

4. Poems. 12mo. Oxford, 1806. 

5. The Slave, and other poetical pieces. 12mo. Oxford, 1807. 

6. Eight Rules of a Christian Life, a Confirmation Sermon. 8vo. Pe- 
tersfield, 1807. 

7. On the Sinfulness of Cruelty to Animals, a Sermon at Southampton. 
8vo. London, 1807. 



214 DOWN AND CONNOR. 

[BISHOP MANX S WORKS.] 

8. Puritanism revived, or Methodism as old as the Great Rebellion ; a 
Series of Letters from a Curate to his Rector. (Anonymous.) 8vo. Lon 
don, 1808. 

9. A Step in the Temple, or a familiar and easy Guide to the Church 
Catechism. 12mo. Winchester, 1808. A second edition (adopted by the 
Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, and placed on its Catalogue). 
Third, fourth, and fifth editions. London, 1817, &c. 

10. The Simpliciad ; a satirico-didactic Poem, containing Hints for the 
Scholars of the new School ; suggested by Horace s Art of Poetry. (Ano 
nymous.) 12mo. London, 1808. 

11. Two Dialogues on Baptism, between a Minister of the Church of Eng 
land and one of his Parishioners. 12mo. Witham, 1810. 

12. An Appeal to the Gospel; Bampton Lecture Sermons. 8vo. Ox 
ford, 1812. Second edition, Witham, 1813. Sixth edition, London, 1816. 

13. Two Tracts, on Regeneration and Conversion, extracted from the 
Bampton Lecture. (S. P. C. K.) 12mo. London, 1813. 

14. Sermons for parochial and domestic Use. 2 vols. 8vo. Oxford, 1813. 

15. The same, vol. 3, chiefly adapted to particular Sundays. 8vo. 1813. 
3 vols. Oxford, 1815. Second edition, 1823. Third edition, 1832. 

16. Charity manifested by an adherence to the Truth; a Sermon for 
the National Schools of Colchester. 8vo. London, 1813. 

17. The Parent s Poetical Anthology. (Anonymous.) 12mo. London, 
1813. Fourth edition, 1841. 

18. The Holy Bible, with Notes explanatory and practical; published 
in conjunction with the Rev. George Doyly, D. D. for the Society for Pro 
moting Christian Knowledge. 3 vols. 4 to. Oxford, 1813-1817. Other edi 
tions, in the years 1821, 1826, &c. &c. 

19. Academical Sermons, preached in 1814, 1815, 1816. Svo.Oxford, 
1816. 

20. The Fear of the Lord and of the King ; a Thanksgiving Sermon, on 
the Preservation of the Prince Regent. 8vo. London, 1817. 

21. The Sovereignty of God in the Natural World, and the Agency of 
Man, considered ; a Sermon before the Brethren of the Trinity House. 4to. 
London, 1818. 

22. The Truth and Excellence of the Christian Religion, and the Chris 
tian Blessings and Duties of the Poor; in three Sermons. 12mo. London, 
1819. 

23. Twelve Tracts, in Dialogues against Infidelity. (S. P. C. K.) 12mo. 
London, 1819. 

24. The Book of Common Prayer, with Notes, explanatory, practical, 
and historical. 4to. Oxford, 1820. Other editions, 1822, 1825, 1830. Fifth 
edition (with the Canons). 4to. London, 1840. Abridged, 2 vols. 1824. 



BISHOPS. 215 

[BISHOP MANT S WORKS.] 

25. Primary Charge to the Clergy of Killaloe. 8vo. Dublin, 1820. 

26. A Sermon for the Burlington Female Charity School. London, 1821. 

27. A Sermon on the Anniversary of the Philanthropic Society. Lon 
don, 1821. 

28. The Scriptural Character and Excellence of the National Church, 
two Sermons. London, 1821. 

29. Charge at the Ordinary Visitation of Killaloe, in 1821. 8vo. Dub 
lin, 1821. 

30. Charge to the Clergy of Killaloe, in 1822. 8vo. Dublin, 1822. 

31. The Book of Psalms, in an English metrical Version, with Notes. 
8vo. Oxford, 1824. 

32. Primary Charge to the Clergy of Down and Connor, at Lisburn. 
8vo. Dublin, 1824. 

33. Charge at the Ordinary Visitation at Lisburn, in 1825. 8vo. Dub 
lin, 1825. 

34. The Office of the People in Public Worship ; a Sermon at Belfast. 
8vo. Belfast, 1825. 

35. The Holy-days of the Church, vol. i. containing Biographical Notices 
of the Apostles, &c. 8vo. Oxford, 1828. 

36. The visible Church of Christ ; the United Church of England and 
Ireland a true and sound Part of it ; a Sermon [Association]. 8vo. Dublin, 
1829. 

37. The Christian Sabbath, its Institution and Obligation ; in a Letter 
to a Friend. 8vo. Oxford, 1830. 

38. A Letter to Rev. H. H. Milman, Author of " a History of the Jews ;" 
by " One who is also an Elder." 8vo. Oxford, 1830. 

39. A second Letter to the same ; by the same. 8vo. Oxford, 1830. 

40. The Clergyman s Obligations considered, with particular Reference 
to the Ordination Vow. 12mo. Oxford, 1830. 

41. The same, second edition, containing the chief Part of a Charge deli 
vered in 1830. Oxford, 1830. 

42. Holy-days of the Church, vol. ii. containing Scriptural Narratives 
of our blessed Lord s Life and Ministry. 8vo. Oxford, 1831. 

43. Christmas Carols, or Sacred Songs on our Lord s Nativity. (S. P. 
C. K.) 4to. London, 1832. 

44. The Gospel Miracles ; in a Series of Poetical Sketches. 12mo. Lon 
don, 1832. 

45. The Happiness of the Blessed ; with Musings on the Church and 
her Services. 12mo. London, 1833. Other editions in following years. 
Fifth edition, with Additions, 1841. 



216 DOWN AND CONNOR. 

[BISHOP MANT S WORKS.] 

46. Historical Account of Aurora Borealis ; of Bedell s Tree ; and other 
papers in Field Naturalists Magazine, signed " Ruricola." 4to. 1833. 

47. Charge to the Clergy of Down and Connor at Lisburn, in 1834. 
8vo. Dublin, 1834. 

48. Thoughts on the Singing of unauthorized Hymns in Public Wor 
ship; submitted to the Archbishops and Bishops of England and Ireland, 
by one of their Bi-ethren. 8vo. London, 1835. 

49. The British Months, a Poem. 2 vols. 12mo. London, 1834. 

50. The Book of daily Family Prayer, from the Liturgy. Dublin, 1836. 

51. Does the Church of Rome agree with the Church of England in all 
the Fundamentals of Christianity ? A Letter to Viscount Melbourne. 8vo. 
Dublin, 1836. 

52. The Churches of England and Rome compared. (Adopted by 
S. P. C. K.) 12mo. London, 1836. 

53. Romanism and Holy Scripture compared. (S. P. C. K.) 12mo. 
London, 1836. 

54. A Charge to the Clergy of Down and Connor, in 1836. 8vo. Dub 
lin, 1836. 

55. Extemporaneous Prayer not authorized by the Church in her Pub 
lic Service. 8vo. Dublin, 1837. 

56. Ancient Hymns from the Roman Breviary; with original Hymns 
of Commemoration and Thanksgiving for Christ s holy Ordinances. 12 mo. 
London, 1837. 

57. The Church and her Ministrations ; in twenty-one Discourses. 8vo. 
London, 1838. 

58. The Authority of the first Four Councils ; and other papers signed 
A in the Irish Ecclesiastical Journal and the British Magazine, in and about 
1840. 

59. History of the Church of Ireland, vol. i., from the Reformation to 
the Revolution in 1688. 8vo. London, 1840. Vol. ii., from the Revolu 
tion to the Union_in 1800. London, 1840. 

60. The Churchman s Blessedness and Responsibility ; and the Church 
man s Public Worship ; in two Sermons. 8vo. Belfast, 1841. 

61. Primitive Christianity exemplified and illustrated by the Acts of 
Primitive Christians. 8vo. London, 1842. 

62. God s Truth the Rule of Education ; a Sermon for the Church Edu 
cation Society. 8vo. Dublin, 1842. 

63. Two Charges to the Clergy of Down and Connor, and Dromore, in 
1842. 12mo. Dublin, 1842. 

64. Inaugural Address to the Down and Connor, and Dromore Church 
Architecture Society. 12mo. Belfast, 1842. 



BISHOPS. 217 

[BISHOP MANX S WORKS.] 

65. Answer to the Memorial of certain Lay-Members of the Church on 
the Church Architecture Society. 12mo. Belfast, 1843. 

66. Church Architecture considered in relation to the Mind of the 
Church. 12mo. Belfast, 1843. 

67. A Sermon on the Consecration of a Church in the Parish of Hills- 
borough. 12mo. Belfast, 1843. 

68. A Charge to the Clergy of Down and Connor, and Dromore, in 1843. 
12mo. Dublin, 1843. 

69. The Prayer for the Church Militant considered, in a Pastoral Letter 
to Lay-members of the Church. 12mo. Dublin, 1843. 

70. Rome, her Tenets and Practices ; a Sermon on November 5th. 
12mo. Belfast, 1843. 

71. A Churchman s Apology, or Clerical Pledges stated with reference 
to National Education ; in a Letter to Sir Robert Peel, Bart. 8vo. Dublin, 
1844. The same, second edition, with an Appendix. 12mo. Dublin, 1844. 

72. Horse Liturgicse ; containing, i. Liturgical Discrepancy ; ii. Litur 
gical Harmony. 12mo. London, 1845. 

73. A Sermon on Acts, xv. 21. London, 1845. 

74. Horse Ecclesiastical ; the Position of the Church with regard to Ro 
mish Error considered, in a Charge. 12mo. London, 1845. 

75. A Letter to his Clergy ; with Correspondence between the Bishop 
and the Lord Primate relative to the Celebration of Divine Service. (No 
date.) 4to. [Dublin, 1845.] 

76. The bringing up of a Christian s Child, a Sermon. Belfast, 1845. 

77. Religio Quotidiana ; Daily Prayer the Law of God s Church, and 
heretofore the Practice of Churchmen. 8vo. London, ] 846. 

78. The Sun-dial of Armoy, a Poem, Latin and English. Dublin, 1847 . 

79. Ferise Anniversariae ; Observance of the Church s Holy-days no 
Symptom of Popery. 2 vols. 12mo. Dublin, 1847. 

80. The youthful Christian Soldier ; a Tract on Confirmation. Dublin, 
1848. 

81. The Matin Bell ; or the Church s Call to daily Prayer (in Spenserian 
verse). IZmo.Oxford, 1848. 

Two Sermons by the Bishop are printed in " the Sunday Library," vol. i. 
8vo. 1831. And one Sermon, in vol. ii. of " Original Family Sermons." 

" A Description of the Cathedral of Killaloe," by him, was printed at 
Belfast, in 1845, in conjunction with two other antiquarian papers by other 
persons, at the expense of the Down and Connor Church Architecture So 
ciety. 

In the Irish Ecclesiastical Journal are several papers, contributed by the 
Bishop, some of which bear his name, others are under the signature A. 



218 DOWN AND CONNOR. 

1849. ROBERT KNOX, M. A. (son of the Hon. Charles Knox, 
Archdeacon of Armagh) was Chancellor of Ardfert and 
a Prebendary of Limerick. His patent bears date March. 
He was consecrated at Armagh on May 1, by the Pri 
mate, assisted by the Bishops of Meath and Kilmore ; and 
was enthroned at Lisburn on May 3, and at Dromore 
on May 5. 



MINOR SEES. 

1. NENDRUM, NEDDRUM, OI AONDRUIM. 

Now called Mahee Island (from the name of the founder of 
its church, St. Mochai). A church and monastery were 
founded here by St. Patrick, who constituted St. Cailan 
or Mochai, whom he had formerly converted to Chris 
tianity, its first minister and bishop. 

BISHOPS. 
A. D. 450( ?). ST. CAILAN, or MOCHAY, Abbat and Bishop. 

He died at a very advanced age, in 497. [Reeves.] 
638. ST. CRITAN, called "bishop," died on May 17. [Ibid.] 
642. ST. CRONAN BEG (the little), " Bishop of Nendruim," 

died. [Ibid.] 

659. CUMMINE, " Bishop of Nendrum," died. [Ibid.] 
673. [680.] MORAIND, "Bishop of Nendrum," died. [Ibid.] 
730. ST. OEGETCHAIR, "Bishop of Nendrum," died. [Ibid.] 
871. COLMAN, " Bishop, Scribe, and Abbat of Nendrum," 
died. [Ibid.] No others among its Abbats appear to 
have borne the title of Bishop. We hear no more of 
the abbey after the year 974. Reeves is of opinion that 
it was demolished by the Danes about that period. 



BISHOPS. 219 



2. MAGH BILE, HOW MOVILLA. 

A church was founded here by Finian, or Finbarr, in the 
sixth century. 

BISHOPS. 

A. D. 540( ?). ST. FINIAN, a person of high repute, one of 
the preceptors of St. Columbkille, and regarded as the 
patron saint of Ulidia. He died in or about the year 
572. [Reeves.] 

602. ST. SINELL, " bishop of Maghbile," died on October 1, 
[Ibid.] 

618. ST. SILLAN, or SIOLLAN, " Bishop and Abbat", died on 
August 25th. [Ibid.] 

682. O DRENE, "bishop of Maghbile, died." [Ibid.] 

Besides the above, three other bishops of this see are re 
corded, but without mention of the times in which they 
lived, viz., Breaccan, Cairbre, and Maolathgen. After 
the year 731 Mo villa appears to have been governed 
solely by Abbats who were not Bishops. [Ibid. p. 152.] 

3. BANGOR. 

A large and celebrated abbey existed here, which was 
founded about A. D. 558, by St. Comgall, a contempo 
rary of St. Columbkille. The house soon obtained the 
highest reputation as a seminary of learning. " It was 
governed by a presbyter Abbat, and was attended by a 
resident Bishop." The earliest notice of the residence 
of Bishops here is at the year 810, according to the An 
nals of Innisfallen [i. e. 824], when the abbey was laid 
waste by the Danes. 

A. D. 927. " Celedabhall, son of Scanlan, successor of Com 
gall of Bangor in Ireland, bishop, scribe, preacher, and 
ULSTER.] 2 G 



220 DOWN. 

wise doctor, died on his pilgrimage to Rome, on Sep 
tember 14th, in the fifty-ninth year of his age." [Reeves.] 

951. DUIBHINNSI, "scholar and bishop of the fraternity of 
Bangor," died. [Ibid.] 

1016. DIARMID, or DERMOT O MAOILTEALCHA, " successor 
of Comgall, a learned scholar, scribe, and bishop, died." 
[Ibid.] 

Soon after this period Bangor began to decline, and its re 
venues were usurped by laymen. We hear of no more 
bishops among its fraternity (a). 

(a) A venerable literary relic of this religious house is still preserved, namely, 
the " Antiphonarium Benchorense ;" a manuscript which Muratori, no mean judge 
of such matters, believed to be of the seventh century. It is written in the Latin 
language, " charactere ad Saxonicum accedente, literisque nonnullis minio dis- 
tinctis ;" and contains a large number of hymns, among which are a " Hymnus 
Sancti Patricii Magistri Scotorum" [this has been printed more than once] ; 
" Hymnus Sancti Comgilli Abbatis nostri ;" and " Hymnus Sancti Camelaci" 
(the Irish Caemlac). After these follow " Collectae," " Versiculi Families Ben- 
chuir," and " Antiphonre ;" and lastly, a most interesting metrical list of the 
Abbats, from Comgall to Cronan, the fifteenth Abbat, who succeeded in the year 
691, and is described as then governing the abbey. It is entitled " Memoria Ab- 
batum nostrorum," and commences thus : 

" Sancta Sanctorum opera 
Patrum, Fratres, fortissima 
Benchorensi in optima 
Fundatorum Ecclesia 
Abbatum eminentia 
Numerum, tempora, nomina 
Sine fine fulgentia 
Audite magna merita, 
Quos convocavit Dominus 
Ccclorum regni sedibus." 
The last stanza is, 

" Horum Sanctorum merita 
Abbatum fidelissima 
Erga Comgillum congrua 
Invocamus altissima 



BISHOPS. 221 

4. BATH MURBHULG, Or simply RATH (now MAGHERA, i. e. 

MACHAIRE RATHA). 

An episcopal see is said to have been founded here in the 
latter part of the fifth century ; but none of its prelates 
names have descended to us, except that of the founder, 
St. Domangart. 

A. D. 506. DOMANGART, the son of Eachach, bishop of Rath- 
murbhuilg, died. [Four Masters.] It is believed that 
the neighbouring mountain, Slieve-Donard, was named 
after him. Reeves is] of opinion that these annalists 
have placed his death too early by some years. [Reeves, 
p. 154.] 

Uti possimus omnia 
Nostra delere crimina 
Per Jesum Christum aeterna 
Regnantem in saecula." 

This manuscript is at present in the Ambrosian Library at Milan. It appears 
that Dungal, an Irish monk, in the early part of the ninth century, carried it into 
Italy, and bestowed it, with the rest of his books, upon the Monastery of Bobbio, a 
religious house which had been founded, among the Appennines, by the Irish St. 
Columbanus, who had made his first profession of monachism at Bangor, under 
Comgal ; a circumstance which led to a close intercourse and connexion between 
those houses. 

When the abbey of Bobbio was dissolved, its library was removed to Milan, 
and was incorporated with the Ambrosian collection in that city, through the ex 
ertions of the Cardinal Frederic Borromeo. Among the books thus transferred were 
several bearing evidence of Irish origin. Muratori has printed the catalogue of 
the collection given by Dungal ; and he has published the Antiphonarium Ben- 
choreuse itself. See his works " De Rebus Liturgicis," and " Antiquitates Italic*." 

[For the substance of this note I am indebted to the kindness of my learned 
friend Mr. Reeves.] 



222 DOWN. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

It does not certainly appear at what time the ecclesiastics 
of St. Patrick s at Down became incorporated as a Dean 
and Chapter. In the twelfth century we find there a 
Prior and Secular Canons. In 1183 John de Courcy 
removed the Canons, and introduced Benedictine monks 
from Chester, in England. According to Reeves, " the 
Bishop was Abbat, the Prior was Dean, and the Monks 
were Canons Cathedral, and, as it were, a Chapter. Until 
the Reformation, all capitular acts were performed by 
the Prior and Convent ; but after that date, when this 
corporation ceased to exist, there was no legal substitute 
for it until 1609. Meanwhile the Archdeacon and clergy 
took upon them to exercise the functions of the Chapter. 
[Antiq. p. 175.] 

In 1609 King James I. granted to the Cathedral a 
new charter, and established a Dean, Archdeacon, Chan 
cellor, Praccentor, and three Prebendaries ; of these last 
only two now remain. 

SEAL. 

In the Royal Irish Academy is a wax impression of an an 
cient seal of the Chapter (apparently of the fourteenth 
century), attached to the copy of a record preserved in 
the chapter-house at Westminster. It is large, nearly cir 
cular, bearing three full-length figures under a canopy, 
with five smaller ones beneath, under a range of niches ; 
it is inscribed, SIGILLUM CAPITULI CATHEDRALIS ECCLES. 
***** DE DUNO . The document is endorsed, " Re 
presentation of the State of Ulster to King Henry IV. 



PRIORS. 223 

by the Clergy and People; about 1410." It has eleven 
seals appendant, among which are those of the Bishop 
of Ergallia (Clogher), the Chapter of Down, an arch 
deacon [of Down ?] the Abbats of Saul, Bangor, and 
some laymen. 



1183. WILLIAM DE ETTLESHALE, a monk of Chester, was 
brought over by John de Courcy and appointed Prior. 
[Cod. Clarendon. 46.] 

Before 1201 Andrew was Prior. [Ibid.] 

1215. W . [Reeves, p. 176.] 

1237. ROBERT was Prior, and so continued until 1251. 
[Ibid.] 

1271. NICHOLAS. He was also Treasurer of Ulster. In 
1276 he was elected Bishop of Down. [Ware.] 

1276. JOHN, Abbat of Dieulacres in Staffordshire, and Trea 
surer of Ulster, is believed to have succeeded Nichols? s. 
[Reeves.] 

1301. ROGER was Prior. [Ibid.] 

1313. THOMAS BRIGHT. In the next year he was elected 
Bishop of Down. [Ware.] 

1317. JOHN was Prior. [Reeves.] 

1352. RICHARD CALF. In the following year he was ap 
pointed Bishop of Down by the Pope. [Ware.] 

1361. NICHOLAS appears as Prior. [Reeves.] 

1365. RICHARD CALF, Sub-prior, succeeded. [Reg. Swete- 
man.] In 1369 he was advanced to the bishopric of this 
diocese. [Ware.] 

1380. JOHN Ross appears. In 1387 he succeeded Bishop 
Calf in the See. [MS. Clarend. 36, 46.] 

1412. JOHN CELY, or SELY, was Prior. In 1413 he was 
raised to the bishopric of Down. [Reeves.] 

1434. WILLIAM STANLEY was Prior. He appears again in 
1448. [Reg. Swayne, and R. Prene.] 



224 DOWN. 

1470. THOMAS BARKELY, otherwise BREKWAY. [Reg. Bole, 
and Octavian. apud Reeves.] 

1494. ROBERT appears. [Reg. Octavian.] 

1512. GELASIUS (or GLAISNE) MAC GENNIS was prior. In 
this year he likewise was Commendatarius of Down ; and 
in 1519 we find him guardian of the spiritualities of the 
diocese. He was killed in the year 1526 by some of his 
own clan, the sons of Donald Magennis. [Reg. Cromer. 
and Four Masters, quoted by Reeves.] 

1526. JOHN SWERDES, one of the monks of the Convent, was 
appointed by the Primate, sede vacante, on June 19; but 
it seems that his appointment was deemed invalid. 

1526. JOHN KERNAN, a monk of Trim, was appointed on 
August 20. [Reg. Cromer.] 

DEANS. 

1541. CONNOR MAGENNIS, M c GENis, M c GiNNis, or M C GA- 

NYSA, appears, under the title of Dean of St. Patrick s, 
Down. [Cod. Clar. 36, 46.] He was commendatarius 
of Down, sede vacante, at this time. In the following 
year he received a grant of English freedom, &c. [Rot. 
Pat. 34 Henr. VIII.] 

1609. JOHN GIBSON, M. A. was appointed first Dean in the 
new charter of King James, on July 20. He died on 
23rd June, 1623 ; and was buried in the church of Ban- 
gor, where the following inscription appears on a stone 
erected to his memory in the south wall, attesting his 
diligence and the efficiency of his ministry : 

u Heir lyes beloue ane learned and reverend father in Godes church, Mes- 
ter Ihon Gibson, sence Reformation from Popary the firest Deane of Doune, 
send by his Maiestie into tin s kingdom and receved by my lord Claneboye to 
be preacher at Bangor. At his entry had XL communicants, and at his de- 
partour this Iyf23 of.Junii 1623 left 1200: being of age G3 yeares. So 
Chryst was his advantage bothc in lyfc and death." [Harris s History of 
the County Down, p. 63.] 



DEANS. 225 

Dr. Reid, in his History of Presbytcrianism in Ire 
land, contrives to insert some remarks detracting from 
Dean Gibson s character. 

1622. JOHNYORKE was presented, upon lapse, on October 18. 
[Rot. Pat. 21 Jac. I.] 

1623. ROBERT DAWSON, B.D. formerly aFellow of St. John s 
College, Cambridge, and Dean of Dromore, was pre 
sented on November 25. [Rot. Pat. 21 Jac. I.] He 
was also a Prebendary of Lismore. In 1627 he was raised 
to the bishopric of Clonfert. 

1627. HENRY LESLEY, D. D. a Scotsman, was ordained 
Priest on 8th of April, 1617, and in 1619 was made a 
Prebendary of Connor. He became chaplain to King 
Charles I. His patent for this Deanery bears date May 30. 
[Rolls Office.] But he was not installed till 10th April, 
1628. (FF.) In June, 1628, he was made Treasurer 
of St. Patrick s, Dublin, and was installed on July 16. 
In 1635 he was advanced to the bishopric of Down 
and Connor; and in 1661 was translated to Meath. 

1635. WILLIAM COOTE, D. D., was presented on October 14. 
[Rolls Office.] We find him Dean in 1640; but it is 
not known when he vacated. 

166J. THOMAS BAYLY, D. D., was a native of Rutlandshire, 
and received his education in the University of Cam 
bridge. He was chaplain to Bishop Lindsell, of Hereford, 
and by him was employed in preparing an edition of 
the Greek Fathers. After the Bishop s death he ob 
tained the patronage of Archbishop Laud, who warmly 
encouraged him to proceed with that work, and designed 
to send him into the East, to collect Greek MSS. for 
the purpose. But the Archbishop s troubles and fall in 
terrupted Mr. Bayly s literary labours, and he only pub 
lished one of the Fathers of the Church, viz., Theophy- 
lact on St. Paul s Epistles, Gr. Lat. with Bishop Lindsell s 
notes, Folio, London, 1636. For some years he taught 



226 DOWN. 

a school at Clerkenwell, near London. Afterwards he 
went to Oxford, and became a chaplain of Christ Church, 
but was ejected by the Parliamentary Visitors. Dr. 
Jeremy Taylor, knowing his abilities and learning, 
brought him over to Ireland, and maintained him in 
studious retirement until the restoration of the King. 
Mr. Bayly took the degree of D. D. at Dublin, and for 
some short time was Pro- Vice- Chancellor of that Uni 
versity. He was presented to the Deanery on Febru 
ary 13. In May, 1663, he became Archdeacon of Con 
nor, and in the following March was advanced to the 
bishopric of Killala. 

A Sermon by him, preached in Christ Church Ca 
thedral, at Oxford, before King Charles I. during the 
King s troubles, is printed in " Gandy s Bibliotheca 
Scriptorum Ecclesise Anglicanae." 8vo. London, 1709. 
166|. DANIEL WYTTER, D. D. Dean of Ardfert, and a Pre 
bendary of Christ Church, Dublin, succeeded by patent 
dated March 19. He was instituted on July 15. (FF.) 
At the same time likewise he obtained the Chancellor 
ship of Dromore. In 1669 he was promoted to the 
bishopric of Killaloe. 

1669. WILLIAM SHERIDAN, M. A. was the son of the Rev. 
Denis Sheridan, a Roman Catholic priest, who had been 
converted by Bishop Bedell ; and was the elder brother 
of Patrick Sheridan, Dean of Connor, and afterwards 
Bishop of Cloyne. He was godson of Bishop Bedell, 
who at his death bequeathed to him forty shillings to 
buy a mourning ring. He was appointed Chaplain to 
the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant; and in 1667 be 
came Rector of Athenry, in the county of Galway. He 
was presented on August 25 [Lib. Mun.] and was insti 
tuted on December 11. (FF.) In 168J he was advanced 
to the bishopric of Kilmore. 

1682. BENJAMIN PHIPPS, D. D. Dean of Ferns, and Chan- 



DEANS. 227 

cellor of Christ Church, Dublin, succeeded by patent 
dated April 24 [Lib. Mun.], and was instituted on 
June 29. (FF.) 

168f . JOHN M C NEALE, M. A. (afterwards D. D.) Preben 
dary of Effin, in the Cathedral of Limerick, had been 
educated at Glasgow, and was ordained by Bishop 
Jeremy Taylor. His patent bears date January 9. [Lib. 
Mun.] He was installed on February 15. (FF.) He 
was considered a benefactor of the Cathedral, and was 
one of the clergy who were attainted by King James II. 
after the siege of Derry. He died on 21st January, 1709, 
aged 67. The long laudatory inscription on his monu 
ment is given in Harris s History of the County of Down, 
p. 31. 

1709. RALPH LAMBERT, D. D. formerly Praecentor, was 
presented on May 4 [Lib. Mun.], and received institu 
tion on May 10. (FF.) In 1708 he had been appointed 
Chaplain to the Earl of Wharton, Lord Lieutenant. In 
1717 he was advanced to the bishopric of Dromore. He 
published a Sermon on Isaiah, lix. 7, 8. 4to. London, 
1708. 

1717. BENJAMIN PRATT, D. D. a Fellow, and afterwards 
Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, and Chaplain to the 
House of Commons ; presented June 17 [Lib. Mun.], 
instituted the following day. (FF.) He died on De 
cember 6, 1721, and was buried at St. Mary s, Dublin. 
He published two Sermons, preached at Dublin : 

1. On Psalm cxxxiii. 1. 4to. 1706. 

2. On Isaiah, i. 26, upon the 29th of May. 4to. 1709. 
172-J-. CHARLES FAIRFAX, M. A. educated at Westminster 

School, and at Christ Church, Oxford, was presented on 
Feb. 21 [Lib. Man.], and was instituted next day. (FF.) 
In the Letters of Archbishop Nicolson he is described 
as being " a good scholar in the old Irish character." 

ULSTER.] 2 H 



228 DOWN. 

172|. WILLIAM GORE, D. D. (son of the Right Hon. Sir 
William Gore, Bart, and father of Dr. Gore, Bishop of 
Clonfert and of Elphin) was appointed Chaplain to the 
House of Commons in 1716. In the same year he was 
made Archdeacon of Clogher, and in 1718 Dean of 
Clogher. His patent for this Deanery bears date Janu 
ary 20. [Lib. Mun.] He died on January 6, 1731, and 
was buried at St. Mary s, Dublin. [Lodge.] 
1731. RICHARD DANIEL, M. A. Dean of Armagh, was pre 
sented on February 18 [Lib. Mun.], and was instituted 
on March 13. (FF.) Harris has recorded that he gave 
100 towards rebuilding the cathedral of Downpatrick. 
[Hist, of Co. Down.] He died on April 30, 1739, and 
was buried at St. Michan s, Dublin. 

1739. THOMAS FLETCHER, M. A. a Fellow of All-Souls 
College, was chaplain to the Duke of Devonshire, Lord 
Lieutenant, and became Treasurer of Christ Church, 
Dublin. He was presented on October 4, and was in 
stituted October 15. (FF.) In 1744 he was raised to 
the bishopric of Dromore, and in 1 745 was translated to 
Kildare. 

1744. PATRICK DELANY, D. D. Chancellor of St. Patrick s, 
Dublin, was presented on July 1G. [Lib. Mun.] See a 
notice of him in the Diocese of Dublin. He died in 
1768. 

1768. JAMES DICKSON, Clk. an Englishman, was presented 
on July 2. Bishop Mant has noticed the remarkable 
circumstance, that Mr. Dickson s son became Bishop of 
this diocese, while his father continued Dean. [Church 
of Ireland, II. p. 687.] He died in 1787. 
1787. HON. WILLIAM ANNESLEY, Clk. (fourth son of Wil 
liam, first Viscount Glenawly, and brother of the first 
and second Earls of Annesley) was presented on June 16. 
He proved himself a generous benefactor to the Church, 



DEANS. 229 

by allocating a yearly sum of 300 out of the revenues 
of the deanery, for repairing the ancient Cathedral of 
Down, and the support of three Vicars Choral, six Cho 
risters, and an Organist. This benefaction was confirmed 
by an Act of Parliament in 1790. [Erck sRegister.] He 
died on June 11, 1817. 

1817. HON. EDMUND KNOX, M. A. (seventh son of Thomas 
first Viscount Northland) was presented on August 2nd, 
and instituted on August 16th. He had been Rector of 
Lower Langfield, and afterwards of Tamlacht O Crilly 
in the diocese of Derry ; likewise of Drumglass in the 
diocese of Armagh. In 1831 he was raised to the bi 
shopric ofKillaloe; and in 1834 was translated to Lime 
rick. 

1831. HON. THOMAS PLUNKET (eldest son of the first Lord 
Plunket, Lord Chancellor of Ireland) presented Octo 
ber 8th ; instituted November 2nd ; installed November 
4th. [D. Reg.] In 1839 he was raised to the bishop 
ric of Tuam. 

1839. THEOPHILUS BLAKELEY, M. A. Dean of Achonry; 
patent dated May llth; instituted May 28th; installed 
June 6th. [D. Reg.] 



ARCHDEACONS. 

1183. BERNARD appears as Archdeacon. [Reeves, p. 177.] 

1257. REGINALD is Archdeacon. In the next year he was 
elected Bishop of this diocese; and in 1265 was trans 
lated to Cloyne. [Ware.] 

1267 (circa). A . [Reeves.] 

1300 (circa). GALFRIDUS. [Ibid.] 

1309. PHILIP DE ERDESLEYE was Archdeacon. [Reg. Prene.] 



230 DOWN. 

In this or the following year he was appointed a Justice 
in Eyre ; and also had a custodiam of the goods, &c. of 
the Knights Templars within the diocese of Armagh. 
[Rot. Cane.] 

1339. ROBERT DE PENCEBECKE is styled "Archdeacon of 
Ulster" (i. e. Ulidia, or Down) under this year. [Lib. 
Mun. part iii. p. 4.] 

1367-8. JOHN LOGAN was Archdeacon [Reg. Swayne] ; 
and in 1368 or 1369 was appointed Bishop of Down 
by the Pope. [Ware.] 

1373. JOHN DUNCAN appears. In the next year he was ap 
pointed Bishop of Sodor and Mann. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1427. HENRY LOGAN appears [Reg. Swayne], and again in 
1434. [Reg. Prene.] 

1438. " HONORABILIS VlR DoMINUS SlMON SOMERSET," pro- 

bably a member of the family of the Dukes of Somerset, 
and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, is Archdeacon, 
and also " Rector de Felda." [Reg. Swayne.] He is 
mentioned at a later period in Reg. Prene. He resigned 
his office, and recommended one John Leche as his suc 
cessor. [MS. Marsh.] Perhaps this was the John Leche 
whom we find to be a Canon of Armagh in 1442. It 
does not appear whether he ever received the appoint 
ment of Archdeacon. 

1450-56 ? HENRY Fox was Archdeacon about this time, 
sede vacante. [Reg. Prene.] Reeves adds [from Reg. 
Octavian] that he continued in this office till 1470; but 
does not notice his being Archdeacon before 1467. 

1456. PHILIP DE ERDESLEYE. [Reg. Prene, as cited by 
Reeves.] See above at A. D. 1309. 

1528. EUGENIUS M GENYSSE, or MAGENIS, is Archdeacon. 
He and Quintin, Bishop of Clones, are appointed guar 
dians of the spiritualities, sede vacante. [Reg. Cromer.] 
At this same time he held preferment in the diocese of 



ARCHDEACONS. 231 

Dromore. In 1541 he was raised to the bishopric of Down, 
and in 1542 obtained leave to hold this archdeaconry in 
commendam, by patent dated May 8. [Rot. Pat. 34 
Henr. VIII.] " 

1 . GEORGE LEE, M. A. a Fellow of Trinity College, 

Dublin, was Archdeacon. We do not find the date of 
his appointment ; but in 1605 he resigned, and was made 
Dean of Cork. 

1606. JOHN BLACKBURNE, M. A. was presented by the 
Crown, on June 4th. [Lib. Mun.] He was confirmed, 
or re-appointed, in the new charter of 1609. 

1622. JOHN CHRISTIAN, M. A. appears. [Reg. Vis.] Per 
haps he was the person who was appointed Prebendary 
of St. Andrew s, in 1609. 

1628. ROBERT MAXWELL, M. A. afterwards D. D. a native 
of Scotland (probably the son of Robert Maxwell, Dean 
of Armagh), was a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. 
He was ordained Deacon on January 27, 161 J; Priest 
on May 2, 1618. He became Chaplain to the Lord 
Lieutenant, Chancellor of Connor, and a Prebendary of 
Armagh. He was presented to this archdeaconry by 
the Crown, on August 18th [Lib. Mun.] or 6th. (FF.) 
In 1643 he was raised to the bishopric of Kilmore. 

16Jg. JOHN RICHARDSON, D. D. Bishop of Ardagh, ob 
tained license to hold this dignity in commendam with 
his bishopric. He was admitted February 6th. (FF.) 
He retired into England immediately before the Rebel 
lion of 1641, and died there in 1654. 

166^. JEREMIAH PYDDOCKE, LL. B. (ordained Priest March 
3rd, 166^) was collated and installed on March 4th. 
(FF.) In 1673 he became a Prebendary of Connor. He 
died in the following year. 

1674. LEMUEL MATHEWS, D. D. a native of Wales, became 
chaplain to Bishop Jeremy Taylor, and by him was 



232 DOWN. 

made Vicar of Glenavy, and also a Prebendary of Con 
nor in 1667. On 2nd November, 1674, he obtained this 
archdeaconry; and in 1690 was appointed Chancellor 
or Vicar-General of the dioceses of Down and Connor. 
He, together with many other clergymen, was attainted 
by King James II. after the siege of Derry. 

In February, 169|, a special Visitation was holden 
at Lisburn, by a royal Commission, consisting of the 
Bishops of Meath, Dromore, and Derry. [Dromore was 
named in the commission, but was not present at the 
Visitation.] The Commissioners found Mathews guilty 
of maintenance, in a suit between Dean Mac Neale of 
Down, and a Mr. Major. On March 28th they deprived 
him of his archdeaconry, and suspended him from his 
office of Chancellor, and sequestered his benefice of 
Carncastle during the pleasure of the Crown, from the 
Feast of All Saints, 1693, and declared him excommu 
nicated. 

Against this sentence he appealed, in 1694, to the 
Lord Chancellor, who peremptorily dismissed his appeal ; 
in the next year he applied to King William ; and lastly, 
in 1702, to Queen Anne. The Queen referred the matter 
to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland ; and he sent it to the 
Lords Justices, who appear to have restored the appel 
lant to his prebend, but not to his archdeaconry. [See 
a petition of his curate, Dugald Jameson, addressed to the 
Archbishop of Dublin, with many other papers relating 
to this subject, in the Diocesan Registry of Down.] 

Dr. Mathews seems to have been a man of conside 
rable talents and legal knowledge, but of a violent over 
bearing temper and a litigious disposition. Having got 
ten the entire government of the diocese into his hands, 
from the weak and indolent Bishop Hackett, he grossly 
mismanaged and abused his trust. 



ARCHDEACONS. 233 

He has left behind him in print : 

1. A Pindarique Elegy upon the Death of Bishop 
Jeremy Taylor. 4to. Dublin, 1667. And three or four 
pieces relative to the proceedings taken against him, 
viz. : 

2. The Petition of Archdeacon Mathews to the Hon. 
the Commons (pp. 21). Notes on the Case and Petition 
(pp. 1-26). 4to. No date. 

3. A Letter to the Bishop of Derry. 4to. (No place), 
1703. 

4. The Proceedings against Archdeacon Lemuel 
Mathews, at the Regal Visitation held at Lisburn, in 
1693. 4to. (Noplace), 1703. 

5. An Argument for a Commission of Delegates 
upon his Appeal and Querel of Nullities. 4to. Dublin, 
1704. At the end of this is a copy of the Commission 
issued to the Royal Visitors. It appears that the third 
of these pieces was not edited by Mathews himself, but 
by some other person. 

169 j. HENRY LESLIE, D. D. Prebendary of Dunsport, pre 
sented by the Crown on February 7 [Lib. Mun.], insti 
tuted March 5. (FF.) It appears that in 172| he was 
presented to the Deanery of Dromore, but vacated it in 
1728. (See FF.) He died in 1733. 

1733. FRANCIS HUTCHINSON, M. A. was collated on Sep 
tember 3. [Reg. Armagh.] He held this office till 
1768. 

1768. TREVOR BENSON, D. D. a Prebendary of Connor, col 
lated July 25. (FF.) He died in 1782. 

1782. EDMUND LESLIE, D. C. L. a Prebendary of Connor, 
collated March 25. (FF.) 

1796. JOHN DICKSON, Clk. appears, (v. B.) He had for 
merly been Prebendary of Dunsport. He died in 1814. 

1814. ROBERT ALEXANDER, B. A. a Prebendary of Connor, 



234 DOWN. 

collated May 11, installed May 23. [D. R.] He resigned 
in November, 1828; and died in July or August, 1840. 

1828. ROBERT MULLINS MANT, B. D. Praecentor of Con 
nor; collated November 25, installed December 6. 
[D. R.] He died in 1834. 

1834. WALTER BISHOP MANT M. A., Archdeacon of Con 
nor; collated November 19, installed April 9, 1835. 
He has published the following pieces : 

1. Horae Apostolicaa ; a Visitation Sermon, at Lis- 
burn. London, 1839. 

2. A Pastoral Address to the Parishioners of Hills- 
borough. 12mo. Belfast, 1842. 

3. Breaking of Bread; two Sermons atHillsborough. 
12mo. Ibid. 1842. 

4. Mormonism a Heresy ; a Sermon, with Illustra 
tions and Proofs. 12mo. Hid. 1843. 

4. A Pastoral Address on Psalmody. 12mo. Ibid. 
1845. 

6. The House of Prayer; a Sermon. 12mo. Ibid. 
1848. 

7. A Sacred Dial of Scripture and Prayer (private 
impression). 12mo. Ibid. 1848. 

The same, second edition. 12mo. Oxford, 1848. 



CHANCELLORS. 

1609. WILLIAM WORSLEY, Clk., was appointed the first 
Chancellor in the charter of King James I. 

16 ? PATRICK RIDE [qu. RICH?] appears. He died in or 
about 1612. [Rot. Pat. 10 Jac. I.] 



CHANCELLORS. 235 

1612. MALCOLM HAMILTON, M. A. a native of Scotland, 
was presented by the Crown on December 1. [Rot. Pat. 
10 Jac. I.] In 1623 he was advanced to the archbi 
shopric of Cashel, and on the next day obtained a license 
to hold his chancellorship in commendam. He died 
of fever in 1629, and was buried in the Cathedral of 
Cashel. 

1629. JOHN BOYLE, M. A. was presented by the Crown on 
May 1, and on the same day received a royal presenta 
tion to a prebend in the Church of Ferns. But it appears 
that he vacated the chancellorship within a few months. 

1629. JOHN ECHLIN (ordained Deacon 28th April, 1629, 
Priest, May 1, 1629) was collated on September 29 
(FF.), or, according to a Regal Visitation Book, was 
instituted on May 6, and installed on August 11. Pro 
bably there was some dispute between the Crown and 
the Bishop as to the right of patronage in this case. 

1642. ROBERT ECHLIN (ordained Priest March 31, 1641), 
collated September 30, installed October 18. [V. B.] 
During the government of Cromwell he received an an 
nual pension of 80, as minister at Strangford. It ap 
pears that he was again installed, after the King s resto 
ration, on March 4, 166^. (FF.) 

1661. THOMAS MORGAN, M. A. Prebendary of St. Andrew s, 
admitted September 24. (FF.) 

1662. JAMES MACE, M. A. Prebendary of Dunsport, was 
collated on December 12 (FF.), or on April 13, 1663. 
[V. B. at Armagh.] He appears to have resigned shortly 
afterwards, for in 1664 we find him holding the prebend 
of St. Andrew s. 

1670. ROBERT ECHLIN, M. A. (quaere, a Prebendary of 

Clogher?) collated December 14. (FF.) 
1684. ARCHIBALD MAC Neale, M. A. collated September 24. 
ULSTER.] 2 i 



236 DOWN. 

In 1689 he was attainted, among others, by King- 
James II. 

1707. JAMES HAMILTON is said to been collated on July 17. 
(FF.) But quaere this? for Mac Neale appears as Chan 
cellor in the years 1720 and 1721. 

1729. ANTONY ROGERS, collated November 11. [D. Reg. 
of Dromore.] 

1741. BENJAMIN BARRINGTON, M. A. collated March 24. 
(FF.) In 1747 he resigned, and became a Prebendary 
of Armagh, and afterwards Dean of Armagh. He pub 
lished a Sermon preached before the House of Commons 
on November 5. 4to. Dublin, 1745. 

1748. ALEXANDER BISSET, M. A. appears. In 1757 he was 
made a Prebendary of Armagh. In 1759 he became 
Archdeacon of Connor, and resigned his Chancellorship. 

1759. JOHN FORTESCUE appears. [V. B.] 

1781. WILLIAM STURROCK, M. A. collated February 5. (FF.) 
He resigned in 1797, on being made Archdeacon of Ar 
magh. 

1797. ROBERT MORTIMER. [V. B.] 

1800. RICHARD RADCLIFF appears. [V. B.] 

1812. HAMILTON MORGAN, B. A., appears. [V. B.] Quaere, 
a Prebendary of Leighlin? He resigned in 1820. 

1820. EDWARD MONTGOMERY, B. A. collated July 14, in 
stalled July 20. He died in 1825. 

1825. CHARLES DAVIES, M. A. an Englishman, educated 
at Pembroke College, Oxford ; collated August 18, in 
stalled August 27. [D. R.] He died in 1828. 

1828. WILLIAM ST. JOHN SMYTH, M. A. collated January 8, 
installed January 26. [D. R.] He resigned in 1843, 
and was made Prsecentor of Connor. 

1843. JAMES LESLIE MONTGOMERY SCOTT, M. A. collated 
April 10, installed next day. 



PRECENTORS. 237 



PRECENTORS. 

1609. JOHN MARSHALL, M. A. afterwards D. D. was ap 
pointed by the Charter the first Praccentor. 

1614. DAVID FAIRFULL, M. A. (ordained Deacon and Priest 
on April 8, 1614) was collated on the following day, 
and was installed on May 24. [Reg. Vis.] He also 
had a Patent from the Crown for this preferment, dated 
July 20th, 1614. [Vis. Book at Armagh.] It would 
seem that he continued in this dignity fifty years or 
more ; for he appears as Praecentor at a Triennial Visi 
tation holden by the Primate in 1664. [Reg. Armagh.] 

1679. JAMES CLEWLOW appears. [V. B. at Armagh.] Quaere 
if he was also a Prebendary of Armagh ? 

1699-1700. WILLIAM SMYTH, M. A. (brother of Edward 
Smyth, Bishop of Down) collated January 3rd. (FF.) 
In 1703 he was made Treasurer of Connor, and resigned 
his praecentorship. In 1705 he became Prebendary of 
Rathsarkan, in the Church of Connor. 

1703. RALPH LAMBERT, D. D. collated May 7th (FF.) In 
1706 he resigned; in 1709 was made Dean; and in 1717 
was advanced to the bishopric of Dromore. 

1706. WILLIAM CALDWELL, M. A. collated June 28. (FF.) 
He held a benefice in the diocese of Armagh at this 
time. 

1707. JOHN LAURY, collated July 18th. (FF.) 
1712. JOHN FLETCHER, collated November 5. (FF.) 
1720. EDWARD MATHEWS, D. D. appears. [V. B.] He was 

still Praecentor in 1752. 



238 DOWN. 

1755. BERNARD WARD appears ; and again in 1782. [V. B.] 

1785. JEREMIAH SYMES, Clerk, appears. [V. B.] He held 
a prebend in the Church of Ferns, and another in Leigh- 
lin ; but resigned both on becoming Praecentor. 

1796. SIR RICHARD WOLSELEY, Baronet, appears. He re 
signed in 1823. 

1823. JAMES ALEXANDER, B. A. Prebendary of Dunsport ; 
collated March 10. (FF.) He resigned in 1828. 

1828. JAMES CRAWFORD GORDON, M. A. collated May 7; 
installed May 29. [D. R.] He resigned in March, 
1841. 

1841. HUGH SMITH GUMMING, M. A. collated April 28 ; in 
stalled May 5. [D. R.] 



TREASURERS. 

An eminent investigator of our ecclesiastical antiquities has 
remarked: " This dignity has, for a long time, been an 
empty name, a stall without a manger. [The revenues 
having been absorbed by laymen]. This exilitas fruc- 
tuum et proventuum will account for the chasms in the 
succession." 

1609. JOHN TODD, D. D! Bishop of the diocese, was ap 
pointed the first Treasurer by the charter of King James. 
He resigned his bishopric in 1612; and perhaps the 
treasurership also. 

1618. ROBERT ECHLIN, Bishop of Down, obtained a patent 
dated May 26, empowering him to hold this dignity in 
commendam. [Ware, and Rot. Pat.] It is to be pre 
sumed, from the next following entry, that the Bishop 
had set the revenues of the treasurership to farm. 



TREASURERS. 239 

1634. " The churches annexed to the treasurcrship are in 
possession of William Powell (a layman)." [Reg. Vis.] 
We hear nothing more of them for sixty years. 

1693. ANDREW MATHEWS, M. A. appears. 

1720. CHARLES WARD appears. [V. B.] However, the 
rectory of Kilmegan is not called " the corps of the 
treasurership" until the year 1752, having fallen into 
the possession of laymen, namely, Sir Nicholas Bayly, 
and Robert Nedham, Esq. 

1730. JOHN MATHEWS appears. [V. B.] 

1735. EDWARD BAYLY, or BAILLIE, D. D. appears. (He was 
brother of Sir Nicholas Bayly above mentioned.) In 
1766 he was made Chancellor of St. Patrick s, Dublin; 
and in the same year Dean of Ardfert. In 1772 he re 
signed his chancellorship, and became Archdeacon of 
Dublin. These dignities he continued to hold till his 
death in 1785, having been Treasurer of this Cathedral 
fifty years. 

1785. LUCAS WARING succeeded. He died in 1823. 

1823. GEORGE HENRY M DowALL JOHNSTON, Clerk; col 
lated December 20 ; installed December 24. [D. R.] 
He is the present Treasurer. 



PREBENDARIES. 

1. ST. ANDREWS. 

1609. JOHN CHRISTIAN, M. A. was appointed the first Pre 
bendary, by the charter. [Quaere, if he afterwards be 
came Archdeacon?] 

. ANDREW MONEYPENNY, M. A. (ordained both Deacon 
and Priest on April 5, 1613), was collated on March 



240 DOWN. 

18; and installed on April 3. [Reg. Vis.] In 1617, 
and in 1634, we find him Archdeacon of Connor. In 
1622 he was Rector of Billy, or Bushmills. 

1620. ARTHUR MONEYPENNY, M. A. (ordained Deacon 17th 
June, 1619 ; Priest, 27th September, 1620) ; collated Oc 
tober 14 ; installed November 7. [Reg. Vis.] We find 
no other collation till the Restoration. 

1661. THOMAS MORGAN, M. A. (ordained Priest 3rd March, 
166$) ; admitted April 30 (FF.) ; installed May 9. In 
September following he became Chancellor. 

1664. JAMES MACE, " late Chancellor," appears. [Vis. B. at 
Armagh.] 

1664. ALEXANDER GORDON (alias JOURDAN) was presented 
by the Crown, by patent dated November 11. [Lib.Mun.] 
The First-Fruits Returns state that he was collated by 
the bishop on September 13. 

1670. JOHN FINEAU, instituted May 17. 

1675. ROBERT MAXWELL, M. A., collated November 25. 
(FF.) In 1682 he was made Chancellor of Connor. 

1686. GEORGE LOVELL, M. A., Vicar-General of the diocese, 
instituted September 10 (FF.) ; again collated 5th No 
vember, 1698. [Ibid.] 

1706. EDWARD BENSON, collated December 30. (FF.) 

1741. PETER ISAAC CORNABE, collated February 17. (FF.) 

1745. JOHN RYDER, B. A. (afterwards LL. D.) appears. 
[V. B.] He was Rector of Ballintoy. 

1759. EDMUND LODGE, collated November 3. (FF.) 

1761. EDWARD TROTTER, D. D. appears. [V. B.] 

1777. ANTONY TRAILL, M. A. a Scotsman (nephew of Bi 
shop James Traill), was instituted on August 18. (FF.) 
He resigned in 1781, and was made Archdeacon of Con 
nor. 

1782. ROBERT TRAILL, M. A. (brother of his predecessor), 
collated April 26. He held this prebend no less than 



PREBENDARIES. 241 

sixty years, till his death in 1842. He is the author of 
an Account of the Parish of Ballintoy, printed in "Ma 
son s Parochial Survey." 

1842. FREDERICK WOODS MANT, Clerk (son of Dr. Mant, 
Bishop of Down), collated August 20. He resigned in 
1845. 

He is the author of the following pieces : 

The Rubi; a Poem. London, 1840. 

A Sermon on the 5th of November. Downpatrick, 
1844. 

Reginald Vere; a Poem. Oxford, 1848. 
1845. DANIEL BELL, M. A. collated November 11, installed 
December 22. [D. Reg.] 

2. TALPESTOWN, Or TALBOTSTOWN (nOW Called BALLYHAL- 

BERT). 

1609. PATRICK HAMILTON, M. A. was appointed by the 
Charter. It appears by the Ulster Visitation Book of 
1622, that he was deprived by the Primate for non- 
residence. A curate was appointed, who was paid by 
Sir James Hamilton. I do not find a record of any other 
appointment till after the Revolution. In 1661 a Visi 
tation Book declares the prebend to be vacant. 

1693. JOHN FRANCIS (or FRANCE ?) M. A. was presented by 
the Crown. [Lib. Mun.] It was alleged that he had 
been instituted improperly in the year 1690 or 1691, by 
Archdeacon Lemuel Mathews, without the knowledge 
of the Bishop of the diocese. [Reg. Vis. Down.] 

N. B. I do not find any subsequent incumbent styled 
Pfebendary. 

1743. Harris, in his History of the County of Down, states, 
" this prebend was taxed at 8. The tithes and lands 
are now entirely lost." But it appears that the vicarage 
still subsists as a collative benefice, and that the rectory 



242 DOWN. 

is appropriate to the Primate. Under these circum 
stances, its connexion with the Chapter has been utterly 
severed. 

3. DUNSPORT, or DUNSFORT. 

1609. JAMES HAMILTON, Clk. was appointed by the Charter. 

1622. RICHARD HACKET, M. A. appears. [Reg. Vis.] 

163|. It was vacant. [Reg. Vis.] 

16Jg. PATRICK DUNKIN, collated March 27. (FF.) Quaere, 
if he afterwards became Praecentor of Armagh ? 

166. JAMES MACE (ordained both Deacon and Priest on 
March 3, 166$), was admitted on March 22 (FF.), and 
installed April 4. In the next year he resigned, and 
was made Chancellor. 

1661. JOHN DALE (ordained Priest 21st February, 1659), 
admitted September 24. (FF.) 

167^. FRANCIS MASSENDEN, collated January 16. (FF.) 

167J. WILLIAM JONES, M. A. collated March 23. (FF.) 
He resigned in the spring of 1680. 

1680. HENRY LESLIE, M. A. (ordained Deacon 13th De 
cember, 1675, Priest 15th August, 1676), Chaplain to 
the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant, was collated on 
March 26. In 169f he resigned, and was appointed 
Archdeacon of Down. 

169. SOLOMON FOLEY, M. A. collated March 14. (FF.) 

1720. SAMUEL CLOSE appears. [Vis. B.] He resigned in 
1721. 

1721. JOHN KENYON, instituted May 23. (FF.) 

1725. SAMUEL HUTCHINSON, M. A. appears. [V. B.]. In 
1729 we find him made a Prebendary of Connor and 
Dean of Dromore, resigning his prebend. In 1736 he 
was appointed to the archdeaconry of Connor. 

1730. HENRY DANIEL, M. A. appears. In 1737(?) he be 
came a Prebendary of Connor, and died in 1739. 



PREBENDARIES. 243 

1737. VERB ESSEX LONERGAN appears. [V. B.] 
1756. FRANCIS HOUSTON appears. [V. B.] 
1771. FRANCIS HALL, collated May 1. [D. Reg.] 
1782. JOHN DICKSON, Clk. (son of Dr. Dickson, Bishop of 
Down), collated September 11. [D. R.] In 1784 he 
was made a Prebendary of Connor. In or before 1796 
he resigned, and was appointed Archdeacon of Down. 
1796. ROBERT MEADE appears. [V. B.] He resigned in 
1811. 

1811. SAMUEL LAW MONTGOMERY, LL. B. collated Septem 
ber 4. (FF.) He resigned in the next year. 

1812. WILLIAM BROWNLOW FORDE, collated August 29. 
(FF.) He resigned in 1817. 

1817. LESLIE CREERY, B. A. collated November 4. [D. R.] 
He resigned in November, 1818, and took the vicarage 
of Kilmore. In 1831 he was made Chancellor of Connor. 

1818. JAMES ALEXANDER, B. A. (son of Dr Alexander, 
Bishop of Down), collated December 11. (FF.) He 
resigned in February, 1821. 

1821. ALEXANDER COLHOUN, B. A. collated March 2; in 
stalled September 27. [D. R.] He died in 1834. 

1834. THOMAS THOMPSON, M. A. collated July 16 ; installed 
September 15. [D. R.] He resigned in 1836. 

1836. ROBERT WILSON ROWAN, LL. B. collated Septem 
ber 7; installed October 18. [D. R.] He resigned in 
March, 1839. 

1839. JOHN BRADSHAW, M. A. collated October 4 ; installed 
October 8. [D. R.] He resigned in 1844. 

1844. JOSHUA FREE, Clerk, collated June 24; installed 
July 18. He died in November, 1846. 

1846. FOLLIOT FORBES MAGRATH, collated December 14; 
installed December 21. 



ULSTER.] 2 K 



244 DOWN. 



ANCIENT PREBENDS. 

1. BALLINAGALBEE, BALLINAGALLINEBEG, OR WHYTYNTON, 

1512. A prebend under these denominations is mentioned 
in the registers of Archbishops Prene and Octavian, of 
Armagh. In 15 If it was annexed (together with Ross) 
to the GEconomy of the Cathedral. Reeves (p. 30) iden 
tifies it with the " Capella de Wytiketina" of the ancient 
Taxation, now called Ballykilbeg. 

2. LISMOLYN. 

" Now Bishop s Court, a townland in Dunsfort parish." 
[Reeves.] This was formerly a chapel belonging to the 
Bishops of Down, in the parish of Dunsfort. There was 
an episcopal residence on the townland. 

1440. EDWARD WHITE is called "Prebendary of Lismolyn" 
in Archbishop Mey s Register. [Reeves.] 

1456. JAMES LECHE is named as " Prebendary of Lismolyn." 
Shortly afterwards the Archdeacon Henry Fox procured 
it to be annexed to the parish of Kilcleth. [Reg. Prene, 
and Reeves.] 

3. BOSS. 

1512. The prebend of Ross is mentioned in the register of 
Archbishop Dowdall. It was anciently a free chapel. 
In February, 15 If, it was annexed to the Cathedral of 
Down, for the purpose of the (Economy : that arrange 
ment was afterwards confirmed, viz. in October, 1541. 
[Reg. Armagh.] At present Ross forms part of the 
parish of Kilclief. [Reeves.] 



CONNOR. 245 



DIOCESE OF CONNOR. 

The See of Connor, or Condere, is supposed to have been 
founded at the latter end of the fifth century. By some 
of the Irish annalists it is called by its territorial name, 
" The See of Dalaradia." " The present See of Connor 
comprises several churches, which, on one or more occa 
sions, have been episcopal Sees, and have given titles to 
their Bishops ; namely, Connor, Arthurmuigh, Kilruaidh, 
Cuilrathen, Rechvann, and Rathsighe." [Reeves.] Ware 
is of opinion, that the diocese of Down had been annexed 
to it for some considerable period previous to the year 
1137, in which the two were separated by Malachi 
O Morgair. The dioceses continued under separate Bi 
shops until A. D. 1442, when they were formally united 
by the Pope ; and this union has remained to the present 
day. As usual, the list of Bishops is very imperfect 
until the twelfth century. 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

I do not know that any ancient seal of a Bishop of this dio 
cese is now existing. 

TAXATIONS. 

1. A.D. 1306(?) 

Summa Reddituum et Proven- 
tuum temporalium Conner- 
ensis Episcopi, .... 1. 1|- Dec. v. 1 1 



246 CONNOR. 

Procurationcs Episcopi Con- 

nerensis, l. mttrc Dec. v. raarc 

Perquisita Capitulorum Epis 
copi et Archidiaconi, . . xxv. marc Dec. xxxiii. 8 iiij. d 

Synodalia Episcopi et Archi 
diaconi, vii. 1L xvi. s Dec. xv. s v. d q. 

2. A. D. 1616. By Commissioners of King James I. 

s. d. 

Episcopatus Connerensis, 25 

Decanatus, 100 

Archidiaconatus, 30 

Praecentoriatus, 30 

Cancellariatus, 20 

Thesaurariatus, 1368 

Prasbenda de Connor, 12 

Maghersherkan, 800 

Kellnaige (sic.), 20 

Carnecastle, 1368 

SUCCESSION OF BISHOPS. 

Circa A. D. 500. AENGUS MAC NISSE, one of the pupils or 
proteges of St. Patrick, became the founder of a Church 
and religious community at Connor, and was the first 
Bishop. He died at a great age, in 514 ; and was buried 
in his own church. Few traces can be found of his 
successors during the next six centuries. 

543. LUGADE, Bishop of Connor, died. [Ware, from Four 
Masters.] 

656, or 658. DIMA, surnamed DUBH [black] descended from 
a noble family, died on January 6, at a very advanced 
age. He was called " the Scribe," from his skill and 
dexterity in writing. 

725. DUCHONNA, or DACHOWNA, called " the Devout," died. 

867. AEGKDCHARUS, called " Abbat of Condoire (Connor) 



BISHOPS. 247 

and Laun-Ela, Bishop and Chronographer" (or scribe), 
died. 

954. FLANAGAN MAC ALLCHON. [Reeves, p. 241.] 
954. MAEL-BRIGID M C REDAN, called " successor of Mac 
Nissi and Colman Ela," died. Reeves observes, that 
as the word Comorban denotes a successor in an abbey 
as well as in an episcopal See, we are not to infer always 
that a Bishop is intended by that expression. 
963. JOSEPH, " successor of Mac Nissi and Colman Ela," 

died. [Four Masters, apud Reeves.] 

1038. CUINDEN, called " Bishop, Abbat, and Lecturer, of 
Connor, successor of Mac Nissi and Colman Ela," died. 
[Ibid.] 

1117. FLAN O ScuLA, Bishop of Connor, died. [Ibid.] 
1124. MALACHI O MoRGAm was consecrated Bishop of Con 
nor. About nine years afterwards he was translated to 
Armagh ; but, becoming weary of the arduous duties of 
the Primacy, he resigned that dignity, and retired to 
the comparatively lighter charge, the See of Down. 
[Ware.] He is said to have written the following pieces : 

1. Epistolce ad D. Bernardum. 

2. Constitutions communes. 

3. De Legibus coelibatus. 

4. De Traditionibus. 

5. Vita Sancti Cuthberti. 

1152. MAOL-PATRICK O BANAIN attended the Synod of 
Kells in this year as Bishop of Connor. He appears to 
have left Ireland, and to have resigned the See before 
his death, which took place in 1174, " at Hy of Columb- 
kille, in a good old age." [Four Masters, Ware, and 
Reeves.] 

1172. NEHEMIAH appears as Bishop in this year. 

1178. REGINALD appears as Bishop, and again, to 1198. 
[Ware and Reeves.] 



248 CONNOR. 

1198. CHRISTIAN O KEARNEY was appointed Abbat of St. 
Columba s, at Derry ; and it is probable that he was 
Bishop of Connor. He died in 1210. [Ibid.] 

1210. REGINALD succeeded Christian. [Reeves.] 

1225. EUSTACHIUS, Archdeacon of this diocese, was elected 
its Bishop, and obtained the King s assent to his ap 
pointment. [Ware.] 

1241. ADAM, Abbat of the Cistercian monastery of Wardon, 
in Bedfordshire, was elected Bishop at the recommen 
dation of King Henry III. and was consecrated in the 
following year. He died on November 7, 1244, and 
was buried in Wardon Abbey. 

1245. ISAAC, a native of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in England, 
was elected, and received the King s confirmation on 
April 4. He is recorded to have been a benefactor to 
his church, which he governed about twelve years. 

1257. WILLIAM, of Portugal, was consecrated this year ; and 
died in 1260. 

1260. WILLIAM DE HAY was elected by the Chapter on 
August 10; but was not fully established in the See 
until the following year. He died in 1263. 

1264. ROBERT LE FLEMING, or FLANDRENSIS, succeeded. 
He sat ten years, and died in 1274. 

1274. PETER, of Dovenach, or Donach, was elected, and 
received confirmation from the King. He governed the 
See nearly eighteen years. He died in November, 1292. 

1293. JOHN, Rector of St. Mary s, Cory ton [Ballycorr, or 
Ballycorra ? Reeves] , was consecrated in this year. It 
is not known how long he sat. 

[1296. HENRY M>OIREACHTY, a Cistercian Monk, is called 
Bishop of Connor by the Four Masters, who state that 
he died in 1297, and was buried at Drogheda. But 
there appears good reason to doubt the correctness of 
these statements ; for John is named as the Bishop of 



BISHOPS. 249 

Connor in 1297, in a Plea Roll, 29 Edw. I. and again, 
in 1311, in the Rolls of Chancery. [Reeves.] 

1320. RICHARD was Bishop in this year; but the precise 
time of his appointment does not appear. 

1321. JAMES, of Couplith, having been elected Bishop by 
the Archdeacon and clergy, was confirmed by the King, 
on July 26. It does not appear whether he was conse 
crated or not. 

1322. JOHN, of Egglescliff, in the county of Durham, a Do 
minican Friar, whom De Burgo calls " Bishop of Beth 
lehem, inpartibus infidelium" was consecrated to the See 
of Connor in this year ; and in the next year was trans 
lated to the bishopric of Llandaff, in Wales. He died 
in 1346. 

1324. JAMES O KEARNEY, Bishop of Enachdune, in Mayo, 
was translated to this See by the Pope ; and was con 
firmed by the King, on December 22. [Rot. Claus. 18 
Edw. I.] He sat twenty-seven years ; and died in 1351. 

1353. WILLIAM MERCIER, Archdeacon of Kildare, was con 
secrated Bishop of this See. He died in 1375. 

1375. PAUL, Rector of St. Colmanell, at Atholrill (Agho- 
ghill in this diocese), having been elected, was confirmed 
by the King. It is not known how long he governed 
the diocese. 

1411. JOHN appears as Bishop, in September of this year. 
No more is known concerning him. 

1427. EUGENE, or OWEN, was Bishop in this year. 

14 . CORNELIUS is said to have been the successor of 
Eugene, but we know nothing more of him. 

1438. JOHN was Bishop at this time. In 1441 the Pope 
gave him authority to hold the See of Down also ; and 
in the next year permanently united the two Sees [Ware 
and Reeves] : so that succeeding Bishops of Connor will 
be found among the Prelates of Down. Yet, according to 



250 CONNOR. 

the Hibcrnia Dominicana, it would seem that some Bishops 
were appointed to this See alone, at later periods ; for 
instance, one Simon, Bachelor of Divinity, a Dominican 
Friar, in the year 1459. [De Burgo, Hib. Dom.] See 
above, p. 202. Probably this person was Simon Elving- 
ton, who, in 1463, was presented, under the title of 
" Bishop of Connor," to the vicarage of Gillingham, in 
Dorsetshire, by the Abbess of Shaftesbury. See Hut- 
chins s History of Dorset, vol. ii. p. 239. [Cole.] 



MINOR SEES. 

1. AIRTHERMUIGHE, nOW ARMOY. 

It is stated that St. Patrick placed, as Bishop, over this 
church, St. Olcan, a person whom he had rescued from 
death when an infant, and had baptized and educated. 
The time of his appointment to the episcopal office is 
not named, nor is any one of his successors recorded. 
[Reeves.] 

2. KILLRUAIDH, KILROTHE (nOW KILROOT). 

It is affirmed that St. Colman, a disciple of St. Ailbe, of 
Emly, founded a church here in the fifth century, and 
became its Bishop. We hear of no other prelate. 
[Reeves.] Kilroot is at present part of the corps of a 
prebend in the church of Connor. 

3. CUILRATHEN (now COLERAINfi). 

An episcopal Sec was founded here in the fifth century. Its 
first Bishop was, 



MINOR SEES. 251 

A. D. 540(?) ST. CARBREUS, the son of Dcgil. He is be 
lieved to have established himself here about the year 
540, and to have died about 560. 

590. CONAL was Bishop of Cuilrathen about this time, and 
is said to have entertained St. Columba in his monastery. 
We do not find any other of the governors of this 
religious house styled Bishops. [Reeves.] 

4. RECHRANN (now RAGHLIN, Ol* RATHLIN, or RAGHERY). 

A church and religious community is believed to have been 
erected on this island in the sixth century, either by 
St. Columbkille or by St. Comgall of Bangor. Among 
its governors some appear to have holden the dignity of 
Bishops, as we read in the Four Masters ; 

A. D. 734. FLANN MCELLACH M C CRONMAEL, " Bishop of 
Rechrann," died. [Reeves.] "Although Colgan and 
others interpret this name of the modern Raghery on 
the coast of Antrim, there is strong reason to suppose 
that it rather is to be understood as referring to the 
island of Lambay, off the county of Dublin, which bore 
the name of Rechrann previously to the twelfth century." 
[Ibid.] 

5. RATHSITHE, Or RASSCI (nOW RASHEE). 

In this place, now an ordinary parish of the diocese, forming 
part of the prebend of Carncastle, St. Patrick established 
a church, and placed over it a Bishop. The only prelate, 
whose name has come down to us, is 

P^OGAN, called " Bishop of Ratha-sithe," whose death is fixed 
at the year 617 or 618. [Reeves.] 

6. TULACH (perhaps DRUM-TULLAGH). 

NEHEMIAH was appointed Bishop of this church by St. Pa 
trick. [Ibid.] 

ULSTER.] 2 L 



252 CONNOR. 



7. CUILECTRANN (llOW CULFEIGHTRIN). 

FJACHRIUS was constituted Bishop of this church by St. 
Patrick. [Reeves.] 

8. RATH EASPUIC-INNIC. 

VINNOC was appointed Bishop of this place, in a district of 
Dalaradia, by St. Patrick. Its site and modern name 
are not known. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

In ancient times, and until the Reformation, we read of "the 
Archdeacon and Clergy" of Connor, as the body who 
elected the Bishops of the diocese ; from which it is pre 
sumable that there was then no Dean nor Chapter. Ware, 
indeed, in a single instance mentions them, as under the 
year 1292 ; but perhaps the instrument referred to by him 
is incorrectly quoted. [Ware, p. 221.] King James I. in 
the year 1609, founded a Dean and Chapter, consisting of 
five Dignitaries and four Prebendaries, which constitu 
tion still remains unaltered. 

1609. MILO WHALE, M. A. was appointed the first Dean. 
He resigned in 1615. [Rot. Pat. 13 Jac. I.] 

1615. ROBERT OPENSHAWE, Chaplain to the Earl of Belfast 
Lord High Treasurer of Ireland, and Dean of Clogher ; 
he was presented on December 23. [Rot. Pat. 13 Jac. I.] 
He died in 1627, and was buried at St. Nicholas s in 
Carrickfergus, where an inscription to his memory still 



DEANS. 253 

remains in the church. A copy of it is given in M ( Skimin s 
History of Carrickfergus. 

1628. RICHARD SHUCKBURGH, B. A. (ordained Deacon 24th 
September, 1615, Priest, 16th March, 161^) was pre 
sented to the deanery and to the prebend of Kilroigh 
(Kilroot?) on June 23 [Rot. Pat. 13 Jac. I.] ; was insti 
tuted on July 4, and installed by the Primate on July 19. 
(FF.) He was also presented by the Crown to the 
rectory of Ahoghill. 

1640. ROBERT PRICE, LL. D. a native of Wales, who had 
been educated at Westminster and at Christ Church, 
Oxford, became Chaplain to the Lord Deputy, the Earl 
of StrafFord, and was presented to this deanery on 
April 1. [Ibid.] He suffered heavily in the rebellion 
of 1641 : but, surviving until the King s Restoration, 
was raised to the bishopric of Ferns in 1661. 

166f . FRANCIS MARSH, D. D. an Englishman, educated at 
Emmanuel and Caius Colleges, Cambridge, was pre 
sented on February 8. In the next year he resigned, 
and was made Dean of Armagh. In 1664 he obtained 
the archdeaconry of Dromore ; in 1667 was advanced 
to the bishopric of Limerick ; in 1672 was translated to 
Kilmore ; and in 1681 became Archbishop of Dublin. 

1661. GEORGE RUST was an Englishman, a Fellow of Christ s 
College, Cambridge. He was invited into Ireland by 
Bishop Jeremy Taylor, and was ordained Deacon and 
Priest on the same day, 7th May, 1661. He was pre 
sented to this deanery by patent dated August 3, and 
was instituted on August 31. (FF.) In 1662 the Crown 
presented him to the rectory of Island Magcc. In 1664 
he was Rector of Lisburn. In 1667 he was raised to the 
bishopric of Dromore, where he died in 1670, leaving a 
very high character behind him. He published a " Fu 
neral Sermon" on his friend and patron, Jeremy Taylor ; 



254 CONNOR. 

with other works enumerated in Ware s " Writers of 
Ireland;" to which list may be added " A Discourse of 
the Use of Reason in Matters of Religion, &c., translated 
into English by II. Hallywell, with Annotations." 4to. 
London, 1683. 

1667. PATRICK SHERIDAN, M. A. a Fellow and Vice-Pro 
vost of Trinity College, Dublin, was the son of Denis 
Sheridan, a Popish priest, whom Bishop Bedell had con 
verted. (His brother was Dean of Down, and afterwards 
became Bishop of Kilmore.) In 1664 he was made 
Archdeacon of Dromore. His patent for this deanery 
bears date November 9 ; and he was installed on the 
2nd of June, in the following year. In 1679 he was 
raised to the bishopric of Cloyne. 

1679. THOMAS WARD, B. D. a Prebendary of St. Patrick s, 
Dublin, was presented April 28, instituted May 20. (FF.) 
He was Vicar-General of the diocese of Connor. In 
April, 1694, he was deprived of his deanery, for immoral 
conduct, by a Royal Commission. 

1694. GEORGE WALTER STORY, M. A. presented Decem 
ber 19, instituted December 24. (FF.) In 1704 he ob 
tained a prebend in the church of Kilkenny, by exchange 
with Martin Baxter (whose death, instead of resignation, 
was inadvertently stated as occurring in that year, under 
the diocese of Ossory, p. 312), and soon afterwards re 
signed this deanery for that of Limerick. For a list of 
his published works see Limerick diocese. 

1704. MARTIN BAXTER, M. A. a Prebendary of Lismore 
and of Kilkenny ; presented on December 21 ; instituted 
on 22nd June following; installed June 30. [D. R.] 

17fg. EUGENE (or OWEN) LLOYD, D. D. a Fellow of Trinity 
College, Dublin, and Professor of Divinity, was presented 
on February 28, and instituted on the 22nd July. (FF.) 
He vacated by death in the year 1738 (or 1743?) See 



DEANS. 255 

in M Skimin s Carrickfergus a notice of the quarrel be 
tween him and Dean Swift. 

1739? GEORGE CUPPAGE appears. He died in 1743. 

1743. JOHN WALSH, M. A. Rector ofLisburn; presented 
June 20, instituted June 25. (FF.) He died in 1753. 

1753. HILL BENSON was presented on June (or July) 19. 
[Lib. Mun.] He died at Carrickfergus, in 1775. 

1775. RICHARD DOBBS, M. A. (son of Dr. Richard Dobbs, 
a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, and Rector of 
Lisburn) was presented on June 19, and instituted on 
July 25. (FF.) He had the reputation of being a learned 
Antiquary. He died on February 4, 1802, and was buried 
at St. Nicholas s, in Carrickfergus. The inscription on 
his monument is given by M c Skimin. 

1802. THOMAS GRAVES, D. D. formerly a Scholar of Trinity 
College, Dublin (brother of Dr. Richard Graves, Dean 
of Ardagh), became Dean of Ardfert in 1785. His pa 
tent for this deanery bears date 29th April. He resigned 
in 1811. 

1811. THEOPHILUS BLAKELEY, M. A. was presented on May 4, 
was instituted on May 13(FF.), and installed on August 10. 
[D. R.] In 1824 he resigned, and was made Dean of 
Achonry. 

1825. HENRY LESLIE, M. A. was presented by patent dated 
January 10, and was instituted on January 27. (FF.) 
He resigned on December 1, 1838, and accepted prefer 
ment in England. 

1839. JOHN CHAINE, M. A. His patent is dated February 26 ; 
he was instituted March 16, and installed July 3. [D.R.] 



256 CONNOR. 



ARCHDEACONS. 

1225. EUSTACHIUS, Archdeacon, was in this year elected 
Bishop of the diocese, and received confirmation from 
the King. [Ware.] 
1244. ADAM LE PETIT, or ADAM PARVUS, was Archdeacon. 

[MS. Trin. Coll. Dub. F. i. 18.] 
1250. THOMAS DE SANDALL appears. [Ibid.] 
1458. DONALD O KYLTE was Archdeacon. [Reg. Prene.] 

15_? M Y , Archdeacon, died in 1540. [Reg. 

Dowdall.] 

1540. KELLAN O HtLE was appointed. [Ibid.] 
1609. NICHOLAS TODD, Clerk (brother of Dr. Todd, Bishop 
of Down), was appointed by the Charter of King James. 
It would appear that he was afterwards found unfit, and 
was deprived. ( Vide infra.) 

1617. ANDREW MONEYPENNY, M. A. a Prebendary of Down, 
appears as Archdeacon. [Rot. Pat. 15 Jac. I.] Yet the 
Liber Munerum assigns his presentation by the Crown to 
July 18, 1618. In 1624 we find that a King s Letter 
issued, under date of August 16, for " establishing him 
in this archdeaconry, by confirming the orders made by 
Viscount Grandison against Nicholas Todd, a tailor by 
profession, an unlearned man, placed in that situation by 
his unworthy brother, John Todd, late Bishop of Down 
and Connor, and deprived of said dignity for noto 
rious causes, both of insufficiency of learning and cor 
ruption in manners. Also, to stay all suits in law com 
menced by said Todd for his restoration to the said 
archdeaconry." [Rot, Pat, 22 Jac. I.] In 1629 he 



ARCHDEACONS. 257 

appears to have received a second presentation from the 
Crown, by King s Letter dated February 19. [Rolls 
Office.] 

1635. HENRY TitsoN, M. A. Dean of Christ Church, Dub 
lin, was presented by the Crown, on October 22 ; and 
was instituted on February 19, 1636. (FF.) In 1639 
he was advanced to the bishopric of Elphin. 

1639. JOHN RICHARDSON, D. D. Bishop of Ardagh, was pre 
sented to this dignity by the Crown, on November 12 
[Lib. Mun.], and was instituted February 6. (FF.) He 
held it in commendam with his bishopric until his death 
in 1654. 

1660. ROBERT LESLIE, D.D. Bishop of Dromore, was pre 
sented to this archdeaconry in commendam, by patent 
dated August 10. [Lib. Mun.] He continued to hold it 
after his translation to Raphoe, by a second presentation, 
dated June 29, 1661. In 1671 he was again translated, 
to Clogher, and then resigned the archdeaconry. 

1671. JOHN BAYNARD, presented by the Crown, by patent 
dated December 30. [Lib. Mun.] He was instituted 
December 6. (FF.) Having refused to take the oaths 
to King William and Queen Mary (or, more probably, 
for a pecuniary consideration), he vacated his office. 

1689. PHILIP MATHEWS, M. A. (a nephew of Archdeacon 
Lemuel Mathews, of Down) was collated. It was after 
wards alleged before the Royal Commissioners, that he 
had been promoted through corrupt influence, and that 
he had been collated by his uncle, then Commissary of 
the diocese, without the knowledge or authority of the 
Bishop. He resigned in September, 1694, and became 
Prsecentor. 

1694. WILLIAM ARMAR, M. A. Pnecentor, exchanged with 
his predecessor. He was collated on September 12, and 
installed on September 16. [D. R.] 



258 CONNOR. 

1707. WILLIAM SMYTH, M. A. Prebendary of Rathsarkan, 
and Praccentor of Down, was collated on May 16. (FF.) 
He died on February 3, 1709-10. 

1710. JOHN WETHERBY, U. D. collated July 14; installed 
July 22. [D. R.] In the same year he was made Dean 
of Emly ; which preferment he resigned in 1713, for the 
deanery of Cashel. He died in 1736. 

1736. SAMUEL HUTCHINSON, M. A. Prebendary of Rathsar 
kan ; collated August 13 ; he also was Dean of Dromore. 
In 1759 he was raised to the bishopric of Killala. 

1759. ALEXANDER BISSETT, D. D. a Prebendary of Armagh, 
was presented by the Crown, on November 5 [Lib. 
Mun.] ; was instituted November 6, and installed No 
vember 10. [D. R.] He died in 1782. 

1782. ANTONY TRAILL, M. A. a Prebendary of Down; col 
lated April 26. [D. R.] He held the archdeaconry 
fifty years, and died in 1831. 

1832. WALTER BISHOP MANT, M. A. (son of Dr. Richard 
Mant, Bishop of Down); educated at Oriel College, 
Oxford ; collated February 14. (FF.) He resigned in 
1834, and was made archdeacon of Down. 

1834. LESLIE CREERY, M. A. Chancellor; collated Decem 
ber 10 ; but not installed till September 7, 1836. [D. R.] 
He died on January 16, 1849, aged 66. 

1849. JAMES SMITH, M. A. was appointed by the Crown, 
Sede vacante; patent dated . 



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CHANCELLORS. 

1609. ROBERT MAXWELL, M. A. (afterwards D. D.) was ap 
pointed the first Chancellor, by the charter. Probably 
he is the person who was made Dean of Armagh in the 
following year. 

1622. ROBERT MAXWELL appears. [Reg. Vis.] (Quaere, 
if a son of his predecessor?) In 1625 he was made a 
Prebendary of Armagh ; in 1628 he became Archdeacon 
of Down; and in 1643 was raised to the bishopric of 
Kilmore. 

1624. OLIVER GRAY, collated April 6 ; installed June 14. 
[Reg. Vis.] 

1635. HENRY MAXWELL, M. A. (son of the last-named 
Robert Maxwell) was presented by the Crown, on 
April 29. [Lib. Mun.] He (or another Henry Maxwell) 
held this dignity in 1679, and at that time was a Pre 
bendary of Armagh. In a Visitation Book of 1679, he 
is stated to be upwards of seventy years of age. [Reg. 
Armagh.] He died in 1709, aged 100 years or more. 

1682. ROBERT MAXWELL, M. A. a Prebendary of Down ; 
collated July 25. (FF.) 

1686. CHARLES LESLIE, M. A. (son of Dr. Leslie, Bishop of 
Clogher, and brother of John Leslie, Dean of Dromore) 
was first bred to the profession of a lawyer, but took 
holy orders in 1680. He was instituted July 13 (FF.) ; 
but at the Revolution was deprived of his preferment, 
as a non-juror. After following the fortunes of the Pre 
tender Charles Stuart on the Continent for some years, 

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260 CONNOR. 

he returned to Ireland ; and died at his scat of Glaslough, 
or Castle Leslie, in March, 1721. He was an indefa 
tigable writer, both on political and religious subjects; 
and was a warm and able defender of the Church against 
Deists, Jews, Romanists, and Quakers. His theological 
pieces, twenty-seven in number, were collected together 
and published, in two vols. folio, London, 1721; and 
again at Oxford, in seven vols. 8vo. 1832. His political 
tracts, amounting to eighteen or twenty, are enumerated 
in Ware s " Writers of Ireland," so far as they could be 
ascertained to be his, for many of them were published 
anonymously. 

1690. JOHN SMYTH appears, lie was son of Dr. Thomas 
Smyth, Bishop of Limerick. 

1692. ANDREW CHARLETON, M. A. Archdeacon of Ardagh ; 
collated July 20 ; installed July 31. [D. R.] In 1696 
he resigned, for the chancellorship of Armagh. 

1696. ENOCH READER, M. A. Dean of Kilmore; collated 
April 2 ; installed same day. [D. R.] He died in 1709. 

1710. ARTHUR HARRIS, M. A. Treasurer ; collated May 27 ; 
installed June 10. [D. R.] 

1731. JASPER BRETT appears. [V. B.] He had been Pre 
bendary of Rathsarkan in 1707, &c. 

1739. ARCHIBALD STEWART, D.D. appears. [V. B.] He 
died in 1760. 

1760. JOHN SMYTH, Clerk, Prebendary of Carncastle ; col 
lated May 21 ; installed May 31. [D. R.] He died in 
1781. 

1781. WILLIAM TRAILL, LL.D. Prebendary of Carncastle ; 
collated April 12 ; installed April 21. [D. R.] He held 
this dignity fifty years, till his death in February, 1831. 
He had been a Professor of Mathematics in a Scotch 
University ; and is the author of a Life of Professor 
Simpson. [Reeves.] 



CHANCELLORS. 261 

1831. LESLIE CHEERY, M. A. Vicar of Kilmorc, and for 
merly Prebendary of Dunsfort ; collated February 28 ; 
installed August 29. [D. R.] In 1834 lie resigned, and 
was made Archdeacon. 

1835. JAMES RUSSELL PHIILOTT, M. A. a Fellow of Magda 
lene College, Oxford, was collated March 10 ; installed 
September 24. [D. R.] In 1847 he resigned, and was 
made Prsecentor. 

1847. JOHN SAMUEL BEWLEY MONSELL, M. A. (son of 
Thomas Monsell, Archdeacon of Deny), Rector of 
Dunaghy ; collated April 14. 



PRECENTORS. 



1609. WILLIAM TODD, M. A. was appointed the first Pre 
centor, by the charter. 

1618. ROBERT ECHLIN, the Bishop of the diocese, was 
licensed to hold this dignity in commendam, by reason 
of the great waste which had been made in the revenues 
of his See. He was admitted on July 7. (FF.) 

1622. WILLIAM TODD is named in the Regal Visitation 
Book of this year ; but probably there is some mistake 
in the entry. 

1623. ROBERT DAWSON, B. D. was presented by the Crown 
to this dignity, and to the deanery of Dromore, by patent 
dated July 9. [Rot. Pat. 21 Jac. I.] In November of 
this same year he was appointed Dean of Down ; and in 
1627 was raised to the bishopric of Clonfert. 

1628. ALEXANDER COLVILLE, M. A. (afterwards D. D.) a 
native of Scotland, was ordained Deacon by the Bishop 



262 CONNOR. 

of Down, on June 8, 1622; and Priest on the 5th of 
August following. He was Chaplain to the Lord Lieu 
tenant (or Chancellor?) In 1626 he became Vicar of 
Coole, or Carmony ; and in 1628 was presented by the 
Crown to the praecentorship. His patent is dated August 
18 ; he was instituted August 26 ; and installed on Octo 
ber 1, 1629. [D. R.] He also held the prebend of 
Carncastle at the time of his appointment to the prsc- 
ccntorship, and obtained a faculty from the Primate 
enabling him still to retain it. 

Mr. Colville appears to have distinguished himself as 
a firm supporter of Episcopacy, at a period when Ulster 
was overrun by triumphant Presbyterianism ; and on this 
account we find him spoken of with great acerbity by 
those who endeavoured to introduce everywhere the 
" Directory," and to silence the ministers of the Church. 
His abilities and zeal made him a formidable opponent 
to those innovators ; and his large private fortune helped 
to increase his influence in the neighbourhood. Dr. Reid, 
in his " History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland," 
vol. ii. p. 103, does not scruple to style him " an eager 
and intolerant prelatist," in his account of the proceed 
ings of the Presbytery of Ulster in the year 1645. In a 
note, at p. 104, Dr. Reid has given a short notice of 
Dr. Colville s property and descendants. His son, the 
Right Hon. Sir Robert Colville, married a grand 
daughter of Primate Margetson; and Alicia, grand 
daughter of Sir Robert, by her marriage with Stephen 
Moore, first Baron Kil worth and Viscount Mountcashel, 
carried a part of the estates acquired by her ancestor, 
Dr. Colville, into the family of their present proprietor, 
the Earl of Mountcashel. [My attention has been 
directed to these particulars by the kindness of the Rev. 
Mr. Reeves.] 



PRECENTORS. 263 

166^. JAMES WATSON, M. A. Prebendary of Connor, col 
lated March 22 (FF.) ; installed April 16. [D. R.] 

1673. JOHN DUNBAR, Prebendary of Rathsarkan, collated 
June 17 (FF.); installed August 21. [Reg. Vis.] 

1687. ALEXANDER MOORE was presented by the Crown, on 
August 13 [Lib. Mun.] ; and was instituted March 22 
following. He subsequently joined the Church of Rome, 
and received from King James a dispensation enabling 
him still to continue in this dignity. 

1693. WILLIAM ARMAR, M. A. appears. [V. B.] In Sep 
tember, 1694, he resigned, and was made Archdeacon. 
(FF.) 

1694. PHILIP MATHEWS, M. A. the Archdeacon, was col 
lated September 11; and installed on September 18. 
[D. R.] He held the dignity forty-six years, till his 
death in 1740. 

1740. HENRY REYNELL, M. A. collated April 17; installed 

May 2. [D. R.] He died in 1752. 

1752. ARTHUR MAHON, LL. B. collated December 23; in 
stalled December 30. [D. R.] 
1788. RICHARD HENRY SYMES, B. A. a Prebendary of 

Ferns, appears. [V. B.] He died in 1824. 
1824. ROBERT MULLINS MANT, M. A. (brother of Dr. R. 

Mant, Bishop of Down) collated September 7 ; installed 

September 11. [D. R.] In 1828 he resigned, and was 

made Archdeacon of Down. 
1828. WILLIAM GREENE, M. A. Dean of Achonry, collated 

November 25. (FF.) He died in 1843. 
1843. WILLIAM ST. JOHN SMYTH, M. A. Chancellor of 

Down, collated March ; installed July 5. [D. R.] 

He died in January, 1847. 
1847. JAMES RUSSELL PHILLOTT, M. A Chancellor, collated 

March 12. [D. R.] 



264 CONNOR. 



TREASURERS. 

1609. SAMUEL/IODD, B. A. (ordained Deacon November 22, 
1607; Priest, August 2, 1608) was appointed the first 
Treasurer, by the Charter. He was installed Septem 
ber 5. [Reg. Vis.] He still continued Treasurer in 
1634. 

EDWARD GAINES, LL. D. (ordained Priest, March 3, 
166^) was collated March 24; and installed on July 9. 
[Vis. Book, at Armagh.] 
. DANIEL MAC NEALEwas collated on January 31. (FF.) 

1668. NICHOLAS GRAVES, D. D. Dean of Dromorc, was pre 
sented by the Crown, by patent dated October 19 [Rot. 
Pat. 20 Car. II.], and was instituted November 6. (FF.) 
He died in 1673. 

1673. WILLIAM READ was collated August 28. (FF.) 

1685. WILLIAM JONES appears. [D. R.] Qurcre, a Pre 
bendary of Down? He resigned in 1692. 

1692. THOMAS JONES, M. A. was collated March 28 ; in 
stalled April 28. [D. R.] He was Chaplain to the 
Bishop, and was able to preach in Irish. In 1694 he 
was suspended by the Royal Commissioners during the 
King s and Queen s pleasure, for nonpayment of his 
curates. 

1703. WILLIAM SMYTH, M. A. Proecentorof Down, collated 
June 5. (FF.) He resigned in 1705, for the prebend 
of Rathsarkan. 

1705. ARTHUR HARRIS, M.A. collated October 10. (FF.) 
In 1710 he resigned, and was made Chancellor. 



TREASURERS. 265 

1710. WILLIAM WALKINGTON succeeded. He died in 1730. 
[Reg. Armagh.] 

1730. WILLIAM Bo YD, collated October 3. (FF.) 

1758. WILLIAM SMYTH succeeded Boyd. He was collated 
on December 23. (FF.) He died in 1788 ? 

1788. DAVID DUNKIN appears. [V. B.] He held the dig 
nity forty-eight years, till his death in 1836. 

1836. STEPHEN GWYNNE, B. A.(son of the Rev. J. Gvvynnc, 
Prebendary of Kilroot), collated October 21. 



CANONS. 



1526 and 1528. MAGONIUS M C CRENYR appears as a Canon. 

[Reg. Cromer.] 
1540. PATRICK, a Canon, is mentioned. [Reg. Armagh.] 



PREBENDARIES. 

1. KILROOT (anciently KILROIGH, or KILROE). 

1609. JOHN COTTON, Clerk, was appointed by the Charter 
" First Prebendary of Connor Cathedral." 

1619. EDWARD BRICE, M. A. collated September 3 ; installed 
September 17. [Reg. Vis. 1633.] He appears to have 
been a Scotsman, of Presbyterian principles, for many 
years minister of Drymen, in Stirlingshire ; and having 
been obliged to quit Scotland, on account of his violent 



266 CONNOR. 

opinions, in 1607 he came over to Ireland, and was ap 
pointed by Bishop Echlin to the parish of Broad Island. 
In 1619 lie became Prebendary of Kilroot; but cither 
resigned it or was deprived. In 1636 he, with four other 
incumbents, was silenced by the Bishop for refusing to 
subscribe the Canons, and died soon after. [Reid.] An 
inscription to his memory remains on the wall of the old 
church of Templecorran. [Reeves.] 

1628. RICHARD SHUCKBURGH, B. A. was presented by the 
Crown, on June 23, to this prebend and to the deanery. 
[Lib. Mun.] 

1635. JAMES BLAIR, D. D. was presented by the Crown, on 
December 10. [Lib. Mun.] He was instituted on 
March 15, 163f (FF.) 

1662. WILLIAM MILLS, or MILNS, M. A. (ordained Priest 
3rd January 16|g) was collated October 31, and installed 
November 3. [FF. and Reg. Vis.] In April, 1694, he 
was deprived by the Royal Commissioners, for irregula 
rity and neglect of duty. They valued his prebend at 
100 per annum, and ordered that he should receive an 
annuity of 20 during his life, on account of his great 

age. 

169. JONATHAN SWIFT, M. A. (afterwards the celebrated 
I)ean of St. Patrick s, Dublin) was at this time Chaplain 
to the Earl of Berkeley, Lord Justice of Ireland. He was 
presented to this prebend by the Crown, the deprivation 
of his predecessor having taken place during the vacancy 
of the See. His patent is dated January 28. He was 
instituted March 5, and installed March 15. [D. R.] 
He relinquished this preferment in 169J. 

169J. JOHN WINDER, M. A. was collated March 11, and 
installed March 13. [D. R.] See above, p. 104. It is 
thought that he owed this preferment to the benevolent 
interposition of Dean Swift. 



PREBENDARIES. 207 

1717. MATTHEW FRENCH, M. A. collated September 13. 

(FF.) He died in 1721. 
1721. CHARLES NORRIS, collated May 1. (FF.) He was 

still Prebendary in 1759. 
1763. TREVOR BENSON, B. A. collated July 20. (FF.) In 

1708 he resigned, and became Archdeacon of Down. 
1768. RICHARD DOBBS, M. A. collated July 27. (FF.) In 

1775 he was made Dean. 

1775. GUY STONE, collated December 17. (FF.) 
1779. PATRICK PARKER, M. A. collated June 18. (FF.) He 

died in 1800. 
1800. JOHN GWYNNE, B. A. collated September 3. (FF.) 

He is the present Prebendary. 

2. RATHSARKAN, ROSSERKAN, or MAGHERASHARKAN. 

1609. ANTONY HILL, Clerk, was appointed by the Charter 
" second Prebendary of the cathedral of Connor." 

1622. ROBERT DUNBAR, M. A. appears. [Reg. Vis.] 

1028. ROBERT DUNBAR (quaere, the same? ordained Deacon 
March 5, 161}; Priest, 8th of April folio wing) ; was pre 
sented by the Crown on November 25, and was installed 
on December 12. [Reg. Vis. of 1633.] 

1038. ROBERT LESLIE (son of Dr. H. Leslie, Bishop of 
Down) was collated September 20. (FF.) In 1660 he 
was made Bishop of Dromore, with a grant of the arch 
deaconry of Connor in commendam. 

16 6^. JOHN DUNBAR, M. A. (ordained Priest 19th Septem 
ber, 1641) collated March 21 (FF.) ; installed August 7. 
In 1673 he resigned, and was made Praecentor. 

1673. JEREMIAH PIDDOCK, or PYDDOCKE, LL. B. Archdea 
con of Down, collated June 18. [Reg. Vis.] He died 
in the following year. 

1674. ROGER WARING, M. A. a Prebendary of Deny, col 
lated October 20. (FF.) In 1083 he was made Arch- 

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268 CONNOR. 

deacon of Dromore, but retained tins prebend. He died 
in 1692. 

1692. EDWARD GOLDSMITH, 3VI. A. (ordained Deacon llth 
March, 1681; Priest, 17th May, 1684) collated Octo 
ber 21; installed October 27. [D. R.] He resigned 
in 1700, and became Dean of Elphin(a). 

1700. ANTONY COPE, LL. D. Dean of Elphin, and Precentor 
of Armagh, having exchanged his deanery with Gold 
smith, was collated on June 5. [Reg. Armagh.] He 
died in 1705. 

1705. WILLIAM SMYTH, M. A. Treasurer of this cathedral, 
and Pnecentor of Down ; collated May 7. (FF.) In 1707 
he resigned his prebend, and became Archdeacon. 

1707. JASPER BRETT, collated May 16. (FF.) He resigned 
in 1713. In 1731 lie became Chancellor. 

1713. JAMES SMYTH, M. A. (son of William Smyth, the 
Archdeacon) collated April 28 ; installed May 14. [D. R.] 
In 1720 we find him Prebendary of Carncastle. 

(a) Goldsmith appears in the Royal Commission of 1693, as one of the incum 
bents " suspendendi vel movendi ;" and in 1G94 a petition was presented by the 
parishioners of Rathsarkan to the Bishop of Deny and Dr. Dudley Loftus, who 
were about to hold the Triennial Visitation for the diocese of Connor at Coleraine, 
praying that, " as the parish, being by the late troubles in a manner almost 
wasted, is now for the most part planted Avith Brittish Protestants of the Church 
of England that came from the Highlands of Scotland, that doe not understand 
English," the Visitors would " appoint such a person to serve the cure of said 
parish as is capable to edify your Petitionists in the true worship of God as by 
law establisht. 

" And your Petitionists shall ever pray, 

" NEILL MAC NEILL." 

" August, 1694. Upon ane enquiry and examination I am assured that there 
are above 80 persons within the parish of Rathsarkan who are utter strangers to 
the English tongue, and yet conformable Protestants ; and therefore doe consider 
the Rev. M r . Alexander Cameron a fit person to be curat there : which I humbly 
submit to y r Lordship and the Hon ble Dr. Loftus. 

[Reeves.] " Jo. WINDER." 



PREBENDARIP:S. 269 

17 ? JOHN MACLEAN, or M C LAINE, M. A. (ordained Dea 
con 23rd May, 1725) appears. He vacated in 1729. 

1729. SAMUEL HUTCHINSON, M. A. [D. R.] In this same 
year he was presented to the deanery of Dromore. In 
1736 he resigned this prebend, and became Archdeacon. 

1736. SKEFFINGTON BRISTOW, M. A. collated August 13. 
[Reg. Armagh.] 

1797. WILLIAM RAVENSCROFT, collated May 17. 

1800. WILLIAM DICKSON (son of Dr. Dickson, Bishop of 
Down). He is the present Prebendary. 

3. CONNOR, Or CONNORTH. 

1540. JOHN M TAGART was at this time a Canon of Deny. 
The " rectory or prebend (if prebend it be/ of Connor 
is conferred on him by the Archbishop of Armagh, on 
January 7. [Reg. Armagh.] 

1609. ARCHIBALD ROWATT, M. A. was appointed by the 
Charter " third Prebendary of the cathedral of Con 
nor." 

1619. HENRY LESLIE, M. A. descended from the noble Scot 
tish family of Forbes, was presented by the Crown, by 
patent dated June 9. [Lib. Mun.] He likewise held 
the prebend or rectory of Muckamorc. In 1627 he be 
came Dean of Down, and in 1635 was raised to the 
bishopric of Down and Connor. 

1627. JOHN KINNCEADE, M.A. (ordained Deacon 4th Janu 
ary, 162 ; Priest, 24th October following) collated 
April 6. [Reg Vis.] 

1637. JAMES WATSON, M.A. (ordained Priest 8th Febru 
ary, 163) was presented by the Crown on May 31 
[Rolls Office], and was instituted on October 2. (FF.) 
Under Cromwell s government he received an annual 
pension of 50. He resigned in 166i, and was made 
Praecentor, 



270 CONNOR. 



16(H. ANDREW AYTON, or AITON, M. A. (ordained Deacon 
1st December, 1661 ; Priest, September 28, 1662) was 
collated February 26 or 28, and installed on 24th Oc 
tober following. [D. R.] We find him still Preben 
dary in 1694. 

1705. RALPH DAWSON, M. A. collated June 26. (FF.) He 
resigned in 1717. 

171^. ARCHIBALD AYTON, M. A. collated February 22. (FF.) 
He died in 1720. 

172^. JOHN MAXWELL was presented by the Crown, sede 
vacante, on January 6. [Lib. Mun.] He was instituted 
on January 7, and installed next day. (FF.) We find 
him still in possession in 1759. He published an Eng 
lish translation of Bishop Cumberland s work, " De Le- 
gibus Naturaa," 4to. London, 1727; and prefixed to it 
several essays of his own, upon subjects connected with 
that work. 

1763. JAMES SAURIN (son of Dr. Louis Saurin, Dean of 
Ardagh, and father of Dr. Saurin, Bishop of Dromore) 
was collated October 12. (FF.) He was likewise Vicar 
of Belfast. 

1772. WILLIAM VESEY HAMILTON, instituted September 30. 
[D. R.] 

1775. MATTHEW HAZLETT, collated June 28. [D. R.] He 
resigned in 1781. 

1781. CHARLES DOUGLAS, collated July 17. (FF.) He re 
signed in 1813. 

1813. ROBERT ALEXANDER, B. A. (son of Dr. Alexander, 
Bishop of Down) collated May 13. He resigned in 
1814, and became Archdeacon of Down. 

1814. FIELDING OULD, B. A. collated April 27; installed 
May 11. [D. R.] He resigned in 1830. 

1830. RICHARD JONES HOBSON, B. A. Rector of Rathmore, 
collated October 29 (FF.), installed December 1. [D.R.] 
He is the present Prebendary. 



PREBENDARIES. 271 

4. CARNCASTLK (anciently KARKASTELL, or CAR NE CASLANE). 

1609. DONALD O MuRRAY, Clerk, was appointed by the 
Charter " fourth Prebendary of the cathedral of Connor ;" 
at the same time he was constituted Archdeacon of Dro- 
more. He appears again in 1622. [Reg. Vis.] 

162- ? ALEXANDER COLVILLE, M.A. was Prebendary. I 
have not ascertained the date of his appointment. In 
1628 he was made Precentor; and, having obtained a 
faculty from the Primate, for a few months held his pre 
bend in union with that dignity. [Reg. Vis.] 

162f . WILLIAM FULLARTON, M. A. (ordained both Deacon 
and Priest, at Easter, 1628) Rector of Aghohill, was col 
lated March 24 (FF.), and installed March 31. [Reg. 
Vis.] In 1633 he was made Archdeacon of Armagh. 
He appears still in possession of the prebend in 1664. 
[Vis. B. at Armagh.] 

1666. LEMUEL MATHEWS, D. D. a native of Wales, became 
Chaplain to Bishop Jeremy Taylor, who gave him this 
prebend. He was collated on October 26, and installed 
January 5, 1667. (FF.) In 1674 he was made Arch 
deacon of Down, and in 1690 Chancellor or Vicar- 
General of the dioceses of Down and Connor. In 1694 
he was suspended from his prebend and the benefices 
attached to it, by the Royal Commissioners, during the 
pleasure of the Crown ; but there is reason to think that 
he was restored in 1703. [Dioc. Reg.] See more under 
the diocese of Down. 

1720. JAMES SMYTH, M. A. appears. He had been Pre 
bendary of Rathsarkan. He resigned in 1731 (FF.), and 
became Archdeacon of Meath(?). 

1731. RICHARD MORETON, collated April 8. (FF.) 

1739. HENRY DANIEL, M. A. appears. [V. B.] He was a 
Prebendary of Down. He died in this year. 



272 CONNOR. 

1739. JAMES AUCHMUTY, M. A. Dean of Armagh ; presented 
by the Crown, sede vacante. His patent bears date Sep 
tember 20. [Lib. Mun.] He was instituted on Sep 
tember 25. (FF.) He died in 1753. 

1753. JOHN SMYTH, B. A. collated July 6. [D. R.] In 
1760 he resigned, and was made Chancellor. 

1760. WILLIAM USSHER, collated May 31. (FF.) 

1774. WILLIAM TRAILL, LL. D. (ordained Deacon, May 8, 
1774; Priest, 15th of the same month) collated May 21. 
In 1781 he resigned, and became Chancellor. 

1781. EDMUND LESLIE, Clk. collated April 28. (FF.) In 
the next year he was appointed Archdeacon of Down. 

1784. JOHN DICKSON, M. A. a Prebendary of Down, col 
lated April 20. (FF.) He resigned on November 30, 
1790. 

1790. CHARLES HARE, Clerk, collated December 15. He 
died in 1802. 

1802. STEPHEN DICKSON (son of Dr. Dickson, Bishop of 
Down). He was likewise Vicar of Dungarvan, in the 
diocese of Lismore. He died on May 30, 1849, aged 72, 
having h olden this prebend forty-seven years. 

1849. HENRY MURPHY, collated in June. 



ANCIENT PREBENDS. 

1. ACCABETH. 

1526. MAGONIUS, or MAGENIS M^CRENYR, a Canon, ob 
tained a license that the rectory and vicarage of this 
church should be constituted a prebend during his life. 
It bears date June 28. [Reg. Cromcr.] 



ANCIENT PREBENDS. 273 

2. MUCKAMORE, OR MUGMORE. 

For an account of the site and history of this place, consult 
Reeves s Antiquities of Down, &c. pp. 97, 98. 

1619. It is called " a Prebend" in the First-Fruits Returns; 
and Henry Leslie, Prebendary of Connor, is stated to 
hold it as such. 



274 DROMORE. 



DIOCESE OF DROMORE. 

This Sec is thought to have been founded in the early part 
of the sixth century. In some of the Irish annals it bears 
the name of the district in which Dromore is situate, 
its prelates being called Bishops of Uveghe, or Iveagh. 
[Reeves.] 

Very few of its early bishops are now known. Ware con 
jectures that, on account of the smallness of its extent, 
and the poverty of its revenues, it was for many years 
comprehended in the diocese of Armagh ; and that 
those same circumstances caused several of its Prelates 
at a later period to reside out of their diocese. In 1606 
it was given in commendam to John Todd, Bishop of 
Down and Connor; and again in 1661 to Bishop Jeremy 
Taylor. In 1842 the See became permanently annexed 
to Down and Connor, under the Church Temporalties 
Act; and its revenues were transferred to the Ecclesias 
tical Commissioners for Ireland (a). 

The series of Bishops here given is very imperfect, 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

In Harris s Ware two Episcopal Seals are engraved ; that of 
Bishop Lambert, dated 1717; and of Bishop Maule, 
dated 1731. The armorial bearings differ. The Seal 

(a) In one of the Title-books in the Diocesan Registry is a memorandum, 
stating that " by the letters patent, granted by King James I. on 21st February, 
anno 8. regni, the Bishop of Dromore is addressed by the style of Providentia 
Divina, or by Divine Providence. " 



TAXATIONS. 275 

of Dr. Saurin, the last independent Prelate of the dio 
cese, bears arms resembling those of Bishop Lambert 
(rejecting those adopted by Bishop Maule). The pre 
sent seal of the Dean and Chapter also is charged with 
the same bearings. 

In the " Anthologia Hibernica," 1792, vol. i. p. 118, is 
given a wood-cut of an ancient seal, found in the county 
of Clare, in 1789. It bears a figure of the Virgin and 
Child, under a canopy ; and beneath is the bust of a 
Bishop, and a shield charged with a cross between four 
quatrefoils. It is inscribed SIGILLU. ENECH. DIE GRA. 
DROMORENC. EPi. and has been supposed (but apparently 
upon slender authority) to be the seal of Bishop Chris 
topher, about 1369. 

Reeves has taken notice of this in his Antiquities of Down, &c. 

TAXATIONS. 

1. A. D. 1306? By authority of Pope Boniface, 
Portio Episcopi Drummorensis, . . xx. marc Dec. ii. majc 
Ecclesia de Drummore [the Cathedral], ii. marc Dec. ii. s viii. d 

Praebenda Archidiaconi, iii. marc Dec. iv. s 

Ecclesia de Drumberra (now the pre 
bend of Dromaragh), .... xx. s Dec. ii. s 
Praebenda Bricii, officialis, . . . . xx. s Dec. ii. 8 

2. A. D. 1546. From a Manuscript in the Registry of 
Armagh. 

Praebenda Decani, vii. marc 

alia Majoris Ecclesise, vii. marc 

de Athadeyrge, ........ x. marc 

de Layn, vii. marc 

,, de Downaghclona, ....;... vii. marc 

de Drummeragh, vii. marc 

de Clondallon, ......... ix. marc 

ULSTER.] 2 O 



276 DROMORE. 

3. A. D. 1616. By Commissioners of King James I. 

a. d. 

Episcopatus, 50 

Decanatus, . 16 

Archidiaconatus, .1000 

Cantariatus, 10 

Cancellariatus, 800 

Thesaurariatus, 1600 

Praebenda de Drommarraghe, . 14 

Sterling money. 

SUCCESSION OF BISHOPS. 

A. D. 510 (circa)? St. Colman, or Mocholmog, a friend, 
and perhaps pupil, of St. Ailbe of Emly, and of Mac 
Nissi the founder of the See of Connor, was the first 
Abbat and Bishop of Dromore. Mr. Reeves is of opi 
nion, that Sir James Ware has confounded this ecclesi 
astic with St. Colman Ela, Abbat of Muckamore ; and 
that many of the particulars ascribed by him to the 
former really belong to the latter personage. [Antiq. 
Down, pp. 104-304.] 

972. MAEL-BRIGID MAC CATHASAIGH, Bishop and Abbat, 
died in this year. [Ware.] 

1101. RIGAN, Bishop of Dromore, died on the 10th of July. 
[Ware, and Reeves, p. 306.] 

1190? URONECA, or O RONECA, is named as being Bishop of 
Uveghe (the territory of Iveagh), i. e. of Dromore, in a 
grant made by Malachi, Bishop of Down. [Reeves, 
p. 193.] 

1227. GERARD, a Cistercian monk of Mellifont Abbey, was 
elected Bishop; and was confirmed by the King, on 
April 25. He sat about eighteen years. 

1245. ANDREW, Archdeacon of Dromore, was elected Bi 
shop, and obtained the royal assent on October 1 . He 
was consecrated before the close of the year. 



BISHOPS. 277 

1287. TIGERNACH appears as Bishop. 

1291. GERVASE was promoted to the bishopric about this 
year. 

1309. TIGERNACH II. a monk, Bishop of Dromore, died. 

1309. FLORENCE M C DONEGAN, a Canon of this church, was 
elected Bishop by the Dean and Chapter, and received 
the King s confirmation. 

. ENECH, or ENOCH, appears on an ancient seal, appa 
rently of this century, as the name of a Bishop of Dro 
more. (See above, p. 275.) It is difficult to say what 
prelate was designated by the word, or at what precise 
period he flourished. 

1369. CHRISTOPHER was Bishop in and before this year ; but 
nothing is known about the time of his appointment, or 
of his death. 

1381. CORNELIUS, who succeeded Christopher, died about 
this time. 

1382. JOHN O LANNUB, a Franciscan friar, was appointed 
Bishop by the Pope ; and obtained the King s assent on 
November 10, of this year. 

1404. JOHN VOLCAN was translated from this See of Dro 
more to that of Ossory. 

1408. RICHARD MESSING, a Carmelite friar, succeeded. He 
is said to have written several works, but none of them 
are known to be now remaining. In 1409 we find him 
Gustos of the Temporalities of the bishopric of Water- 
ford and Lismore. [Rot. Cane.] He died in that year, 
and was buried at York, among the members of his 
Order. 

1410. JOHN was the next Bishop. In 1418 he resigned his 
charge, went to England, and became a suffragan to the 
Archbishop of Canterbury ; and (as it appears) Rector of 
St. Mary, Somerset, in London ; in the church of which 
parish is this epitaph: " Hie jacet Johannes Ep us . Dro- 



278 DROMORE. 

morensis et Rector istius ecclesicc, qui obiit 12 Junii, 
1433." [Newcourt s Repert. Lond.] 

1419. NICHOLAS WARTRE, or WAITRE, a Franciscan friar, 
succeeded, by the Pope s provision, on March 17. He 
appears to have resigned his bishopric, and retired to 
England; for, in 1429, we find him Rector of St. Mary s, 
Castle-gate, York. [Cole.] 

1427? DAVID of Cherbury, a Carmelite friar, succeeded (pro 
bably in this year). He was renowned for piety and for 
theological learning. He vacated the See, perhaps in 
1431, and appears afterwards to have been employed in 
performing the episcopal duties for Thomas Rodburn, 
Bishop of St. David s, in Wales. [Cole.] He is said to 
have been interred at Ludlow, in Shropshire, in a mo 
nastery of his own Order. 

1434. THOMAS SCROPE, or DE BRADLEY (from the place of 
his birth, in Leicestershire), was a Benedictine monk, 
and afterwards became a Carmelite. He was a man of 
great learning, and of strict austerity of life. He was 
much employed abroad on public business, and resided 
very little in Ireland. He resigned his bishopric many 
years before his death, and became Vicar-General to the 
Bishop of Norwich. It is believed that he lived till the 
year 1491, and then died at Lowestoff, in Norfolk, being 
nearly 100 years of age. He was buried in that town. 

Ware has enumerated the works which he left behind 
him. They chiefly relate to his own Order. 

14 . THOMAS RADCLIFFE succeeded Scrope: but it is not 
known at what period ; nor is it certain that he ever re 
sided at his See. He was a suffragan of the Bishop of 
Durham. It would seem that he retired from his bishop 
ric about 1467; for, about 1487, Octavian, the Primate, 
declared to King Henry VII. that the See of Dromore 
had been vacant for twenty years or more, by reason of 



BISHOPS. 279 

its extreme poverty, being not worth more than forty 
pounds a year, Irish currency. He recommends to the 
King Arthur Magennis, for a successor ; but that appoint 
ment did not take place. 

1487. GEORGE BRANN, a native of Athens, who held some 
high appointments at Rome, being a Procurator of In 
dulgences, and Vicar-General of the Hospital of the 
Holy Ghost, was appointed to this bishopric by the 
Pope. In 1499 he was translated to Elphin. 

1500. WILLIAM EGREMONT, Bishop of Dromore, was living 
at this time at York, and was a suffragan of the Arch 
bishop^). He was likewise Rector of All Saints in the 
Pavement, at York, from 1489 to 1502. He was buried 
in York Cathedral [Cole] ; where a tomb was erected to 
him, bearing the full length effigy of a bishop in the atti 
tude of blessing, holding a crozier, and having the figure 
of a heart on his breast. The following inscription is 
beneath it : 

" Ilic Egremond Willmus Dromorensis Episcopus olim 

Marmore pro nitidis tectus utrinque mitvis. 
Pavit oves cithiso qui sub bis praesule bino 

Atque lupi rabiem movit ab aede truccra. 
Ungiune quot sanxit pueros, quot presbyterosque, 

Astra nisi sciret, credere nemo valet. 
Ante prophanus erat locus bic quern dextra beavit 

Ejus, et bine pro se dicite quisquis Ave. 

[DRAKE S EBORACUM, 1736.] 

1504. GALEATIUS, or GALENTIUS> Bishop of Dromore, died. 

[Ware.] 
1504. JOHN BAPTIST, of whom we know no particulars, 

() A manuscript in the Cottonian Library (Galba, E. 10), contains " Ordincs 
celebrati in Ecclesiu conventual! Fratrum Praedicatorum, per Gulielmum Droino- 
rensem Episcopum, Ecclesiae Eboracensis Suffraganeum." [Catal. Bibl. Cotton, 
p. 361.] 



280 DROMOBE. 

was promoted by the Pope. Ware was of opinion that 
neither he nor his next two predecessors ever visited 
Ireland. 

1511. THADY, a Franciscan friar, was advanced to this See 
on April 30. As his titles state that he succeeded upon 
the translation of George (i. e. George Brann, above 
named), this circumstance induced Sir James Ware to 
believe that the last-mentioned three prelates never took 
formal possession of their See. So imperfect is the list 
of prelates of Dromore, that for nearly a century from 
this time only one or two Bishops are now known. 
We find Thady still in occupation of the See in 1518 
[Reeves] , but hear nothing of him after that year. 

1536. QUINTIN COGLEY, a Dominican friar, was promoted 
in this year by Pope Paul III. [Hib. Dominic, p. 486.] 

1550. ARTHUR MAGENNIS, having been appointed by the 
Pope, was confirmed by King Edward VI. in this year ; 
and on May 10 received a pardon for having admitted 
the Pope s Bull, and for other misdemeanours. [Rot. 
Pat,] 

1606. JOHN TODD, Dean of Cashel, in this year was made 
Bishop of Down and Connor, and had also a grant of the 
See of Dromore in commendam. His patent bears date 
March 16. During his incumbency a new charter was 
given to the Chapter by King James. He was deprived 
in 1612. 

[161. JOHN TANNER, a native of Cornwall, was nominated 
by King James to this See, on January 7 ; and had his 
mandate for consecration on the following day. [Rot. 
Pat. 10 Jac. I.] But the bishopric of Derry becoming 
vacant immediately afterwards, he relinquished his pro 
motion to Dromore, and was made Bishop of Derry.] 

1613. TIIEOPHILUS DUCKWORTH, B. D. was a native of Cam 
bridgeshire, and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. 



BISHOPS. 281 

Coming over to Ireland, he was promoted to this bishop 
ric, by patent dated May 14, and on the 21st of the same 
month was appointed Rector of Armagh. In 1618 he was 
made Treasurer of Armagh. He quitted Ireland at the 
Rebellion in 1641 ; and died at Cambridge, in the house 
in which he had been born, in the year 1652, aged 72, 
He left three daughters, but no son. In Archbishop 
Marsh s Library at Dublin is a statement of the tempo 
ralities and parishes of the diocese, drawn up by the 
Bishop, and signed by him. MS. V. 3. 1. [Reeves.] 

166^. ROBERT LESLEY (or LESLIE), D. D. (son of Dr. Henry 
Leslie, Bishop of Down and Connor), who had been 
educated at Dublin, and took the degree ofM. A. at 
Aberdeen, succeeded, after a vacancy during the usur 
pation of Cromwell. His patent bears date January 19. 
He held the archdeaconry of Connor in commendam. 
In the following June he was translated to Raphoe, and 
in 1671 became Bishop of Clogher. 

1661. JEREMY TAYLOR, D. D. Bishop of Down and Connor, 
was appointed Administrator of the See of Dromore on 
June 21. [See under the diocese of Down. ] He died 
in 1667(a). 

1667. GEORGE RUST, D. D. a native of Cambridge, became 
Dean of Connor in 1661, and was advanced to this bi 
shopric by patent dated November 8. [Lib. Mun.] His 
character stands high for ability, learning, eloquence, and 
piety. He died in December, 1670, and was buried in 
his cathedral. See his writings mentioned under the 
diocese of Connor. 

167^. ESSEX DIGBY, D. D. a Prebendary of Kildare, and 
Dean of Cashel, was raised to this See by patent dated 

(a) On the handsome communion plate in the Cathedral of Dromore are the 
following inscriptions : " In usum SS. Mysteriorum in Ecclesia Christi Redemp- 
toris de Dromore." " Deo dedit humillima Domini ancilla D. Joanna Tavlor." 



282 DROMORE. 

February 6, and on February 27 was consecrated by the 
Primate, at Christ Church, Dublin. [See under Kildare.] 
He died on May 12, 1683, and was buried in his cathe 
dral. 

1683. CAPEL WISEMAN, D. D. Dean of Raphoe, succeeded. 
His patent bears date September 10 [Lib. Mun.], and 
he was consecrated at Christ Church, Dublin, on Sep 
tember 23, by the Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by 
the Bishops of Kildare, Raphoe, Kilmore, and Leighlin 
and Ferns. He died at Dromore in September, 1694, 
and was buried in his cathedral. Harris states that the 
last-named four prelates were interred in the same vault, 
without any monumental inscription. [Hist. Co. Down.] 

1695. TOBIAS PULLEN, or PULLEIN, D. D. Bishop of Cloyne, 
was translated to Dromore by patent dated May 7. He 
sat here eighteen years; and, dying in 1713, was buried 
at St. Peter s, in Drogheda, of which parish he had for 
merly been Vicar. A monument is there erected to his 
memory. 

He left behind him the following pieces: 1. " An 
Answer to the Case of the Protestant Dissenters of Ire 
land." Folio. Dublin, 1695. 2. " A Sermon before the 
Lord Deputy and Parliament, on November 5." 4to. 
Dublin, 1695. He is also believed to have printed 
(anonymously, and probably not for general circulation) 
" A Vindication of Sir Robert King s designs and ac 
tions in relation to the late and present Lord Kingston ; 
being an answer to a scandalous libel lately sent abroad 
under the title of Materials for a bill of discovery 
against Sir Robert King and others: " printed in 1699, 
without name of place or printer. A note in a copy of 
this book, now in Trinity College Library, Dublin, in 
the handwriting of its late owner, Lord Molesworth, 
asserts that Bishop Pullein was the author. [Dr. Todd.] 



BISHOPS. 283 

1713. JOHN STEARNE, D. 1). Dean of St. Patrick s, Dublin, 
was promoted to this See by patent dated May 1 ; and 
was consecrated at St. Patrick s, Dublin, on May 10, by 
the Archbishop of Dublin. In 1717 he was translated 
to Clogher, where see further particulars. 

1717. RALPH LAMBERT, D. D. Dean of Down, succeeded to 
this See by patent dated April 12, and was consecrated 
on the 23rd of April by the Primate, at the church of 
Dunboyne, in the county of Meath. In 172f he was 
translated to Meath. According to Chalmers (Biographia 
Britann.) he translated into English Dr. Abbadie s work, 
" La Verite de la Religion Reformee," for the use of the 
Roman Catholics of his diocese. 

172f. CHARLES COBBE, D. D. Bishop of Killala, was trans 
lated hither by patent dated February 1(). He was en 
throned on May 8. [D. R.] In 1731 he was again 
translated, to Kildare. 

173J. HENRY MAULE, LL. D. Bishop of Cloyne, succeeded 
by patent dated March 20. [Lib. Man.] He was en 
throned on April 28. [D. R.] He is gratefully remem 
bered as having been the chief instrument in obtaining 
a Royal Charter for " the Incorporated Society for pro 
moting Protestant Schools in Ireland." He likewise gave 
the land on which were built the houses for clergymen s 
widows of the diocese of Dromore, to be nominated by 
the Bishop and clergy. In May, 1744, he was translated 
to Meath. While sitting at Dromore he published "God s 
Goodness visible in our Deliverance from Popery, &c. ;" 
being a Sermon preached before the House of Lords, at 
Christ Church, Dublin, on 23rd October, 1733. Fourth 
edition, with additions, 4to. DMin, 1735. 

1744. THOMAS FLETCHER, M. A. Dean of Down, and Trea 
surer of Christ Church, Dublin, was raised to this See 
by patent dated May 30 [Lib. Mun.], and was conse- 
ULSTER.] 2 P 



284 DROMORE. 

crated at St. Patrick s, Dublin, on June 10, by the Pri 
mate, assisted by the Bishops of Heath and Down. In 
the following year he was translated to Kildare. 

1745. JEMMET BROWNE, D.D. Bishop of Killaloe, succeeded 
to Dromore by patent dated May 16 [Lib. Mun.], and 
was enthroned on May 22. Within a few months he 
was again moved, to Cork ; from thence he was translated 
to Elphin, and finally he became Archbishop of Tuam. 

1745. GEORGE MARLAY, M.A. a Prebendary of Raphoe, 
and Rector of Louth, was advanced to this Sec by patent 
dated August 30. [Lib. Mun.] He was consecrated 
by the Primate on September 15, at St. Bride s Church, 
Dublin, and was enthroned by proxy on September 28. 
[D. R.] He died on 13th April, 1763. He published 
a Sermon preached at Christ Church, Dublin, before 
the House of Lords, on 23rd October. 4to. Dublin, 
1745. 

1763. JOHN OSWALD, D. D. Bishop of Clonfert, succeeded 
by patent dated May 7- [Lib. Mun.] Within a few 
months he was translated to Raphoe. 

1763. EDWARD YOUNG, M. A. Dean of Clogher, was raised 
to this bishopric by patent dated August 26 [Lib. 
Mun.], and was consecrated in the Castle Chapel, Dub 
lin, on October 16, by the Primate, assisted by the Bi 
shops of Meath and Clogher. He was enthroned by 
proxy on 23rd January following. [C. B.] In 1765 he 
was translated to Ferns. 

1765. HON. HENRY MAXWELL, D.D. Dean ofKilmorc, suc 
ceeded. His patent bears date March 5. [Lib. Mun.] 
He was consecrated in St. Michael s Church, Dublin, on 
March 10, by the Primate, assisted by the Bishops of 
Meath and Down, and was enthroned on March 23. 
[C. B.] In the following year he was translated to 
Meath, 



BISHOPS. 285 

1766. WILLIAM NEWCOMBE, D. D. a native of Abingdon, in 
Berkshire, educated at Pembroke College, Oxford(a), 
and afterwards Vice-principal of Hertford College, in 
that University, became Chaplain to the Earl of Hert 
ford, Lord Lieutenant. He was presented to this bishop 
ric by patent dated April 16 [Lib. Mun.], and was con 
secrated in St. Michan s Church, Dublin, on April 27, 
by the Primate, assisted by the Bishops of Meath and 
Clogher. In 1775 he was translated to Ossory, and 
subsequently to Waterford, and eventually he became 
Primate. 

1775. JAMES HAWKINS, D. D. Dean of Emly, succeeded 
by patent dated April 14. [Lib. Mun.] He was con 
secrated in the Castle Chapel, Dublin, on April 23, by 
the Bishop of Clogher, assisted by the Bishops of Kil- 
more, Ferns, and Ossory ; and was enthroned on April 29. 
In 1780 he was translated to Raphoe. 

1780. HON. WILLIAM BERESFORD (brother of George, first 
Marquess of Waterford) was Rector of Urney, in the 
diocese of Deny, when he was appointed Bishop ofDro- 
more by patent dated April 3. He was consecrated on 
April 8, in the Castle Chapel, Dublin, by the Primate, 
assisted by the Bishops of Raphoe and Clonfert. In 
1780 he was translated to Ossory, and afterwards became 
Archbishop of Tuam, and was created Baron Decies. 

1782. THOMAS PKRCY, D. D. was a native of Bridgnorth, 
in Shropshire, and was educated at Christ Church, 
Oxford. He became domestic Chaplain to his relative, 
the Duke of Northumberland, and in 1769 was appointed 
Chaplain in ordinary to the King. In 1778 he was pre 
sented to the deanery of Carlisle, and on May 22, 1782, 

(a) " While residing here, he lost one of his hands, in a frolicsome endeavour 
to shut one of his friends out of his chamber." [Cole.] 



286 DROMORE. 

was promoted to the bishopric of Dromore ; where, we 
are told, " he constantly resided, promoting the instruc 
tion and comfort of the poor with unremitting attention, 
and superintending the sacred and civil interests of his 
diocese with vigilance and assiduity ; revered and be 
loved for his piety, liberality, benevolence, and hospi 
tality, by persons of every rank and religious denomina 
tion." [Chalmers s Biogr. Diet.] 

The Bishop was a man of polite and varied erudi 
tion ; and, during his long life, was continually engaged 
in literary pursuits, both on theological and miscella- 
laneous subjects, as his numerous works attest. Having 
been gradually deprived of his eye-sight for many years, 
he died at Dromore on September 30, 1811, and was 
buried in the north aisle of his cathedral. 
The following memorials, remaining at Dromore, attest the 

general estimation in which Bishop Percy was holden. 
On the bridge over the river Lagan is a stone tablet, bear 
ing this complimentary inscription : 

" REGENT BRIDGE ; built in the 30th year of the residence in his See of 
the Right Reverend THOMAS PERCY, D. D., Lord Bishop of Dromore, to whom 
this memorial of their respect is inscribed by the inhabitants of the town of 
Dromore. A. D. 1811." 

About a quarter of a mile from the town, on the Dublin 
road, is a monument, standing on a small mound near 
the river-side ; it consists of a square pedestal of rough 
masonry, surmounted by a wooden conical spire. On 
the pedestal is inscribed : 

" S. M. R. R. T. PERCY, D. D., Episcopi Dromoriensis. 
Musarum arnicas, Virtutibus, ingenio, literis 
cultus atque prieclarus. 
Ob. 1811." 



BISHOPS. 287 

On a marble tablet in the nortli transept of the Cathedral : 

" Here are interred the remains of the Right Reverend THOMAS PERCY, 
D. D., Lord Bishop of Dromore ; to which See he was presented in May, 
MDCCLXXXIL, from the Deanery of Carlisle, in England. This elevated sta 
tion he filled nearly thirty years ; residing constantly in his Diocese, and dis 
charging the duties of his sacred office with vigilance and zeal ; instructing the 
ignorant, relieving the necessitous, and comforting the distressed with pastoral 
affection : revered for his eminent piety and learning, and beloved for his univer 
sal benevolence, by all ranks and religious denominations. 

He departed this life on the xxxth day of September, in the 

year of our Lord MDCCCXI. in the LXXXIII. year of his age. 

In the same grave are deposited the remains 

of ANNE, his Wife, the daughter of 

Bartin Goodriche, Esq., of Desborough, in the county 

of Northampton, in England : whose estimable conduct 

through life rendered her the \vorthy partner of such 

a husband. She died on the xxxth of December, 

MDCCCVL, aged LXXIV. years. 

This memorial of dutiful affection 

is inscribed by their surviving daughters, 

Barbara Isted and Elizabeth Meade." 



Several portraits of the Bishop are noticed in Bishop 
Mant s History. To these may be added one which is 
preserved in the Bodleian Library, at Oxford. 

Besides numerous contributions, freely offered to 
other authors and editors, Bishop Percy published the 
following works in his own name : 

1. Han Kiou Chouan, a Translation from the Chinese. 
12mo. London, 1761. 

2. Chinese Miscellanies. 12mo. London, 1762. 

3. Five Pieces of Runic Poetry, translated from the 
Icelandic. 12mo. London, 1763. 

4. The Song of Solomon ; a new Version, with a 
Commentary and Notes. 8vo. London, 1764. 

5. Reliques of ancient Poetry. 3 vols. 12mo. Lon 
don, 1765; again, 1775, 1794, and 1814. 



288 DROMORE. 

6. A Key to the New Testament (frequently re 
printed). 8vo. London, 1765. 

7. A Sermon preached before the Sons of the Clergy, 
at St. Paul s, London. London, 1769. 

8. The Northumberland Household Book (not printed 
for sale). 8vo. 1770. 

9. The Hermit of Warkworth; a Poem. 4to. 1770. 

10. Northern Antiquities, translated from the French 
of M. Mallet. 2 vols. 8vo. London, 1770. 

A detailed Account of the Bishop s literary labours 
may be seen in Chalmers s Biographical Dictionary, and 
in Nichols s Illustrations of literary History, from which 
works some selected notices are given in Mant s History 
of the Church of Ireland. 

1811. GEORGE HALL, D. D. by birth an Englishman, be 
came successively a Scholar, Fellow, Professor of Ma 
thematics, and Provost of Trinity College, Dublin ; and 
for some time held one of the College livings, the 
rectory of Ardstraw. He was presented to this bishopric 
by patent dated November 13 [Lib. Mun.], and was 
consecrated in the College Chapel, by the Primate, as 
sisted by the Bishops of Clogher and Down ; but he only 
survived his consecration ten days, dying in the Pro 
vost s house, at Dublin, on the 23rd of the same month. 
His remains were interred in the College Chapel, where 
a monument was erected to his memory, bearing the 
following inscription : 

" 1\L S. 

GEORGII HALL, S. T. P. 
IIujuscc Collegii Scholaris, Socii, et demum Pnepositi 

Qui A. D. MDCCCXI. 

ad Episcopalian Dromorensem consecratu.s 

Mense Novembris ejusdem anni 

supremuin obiit diem. 



BISHOPS. 289 

In toto fere scientiarum orbe 

civis summe peritus 
in litteris idem judicii limati et subacti. 

Suavissumi in eo mores 

necnon in Provincia aeademica ordinandu 

severitas exempli singularis. 

nee dubium 

quin si DEUS OPT. MAX. vita3 spatium dedissct, 
tain fidelem earn Prtesulem 

Ecclesia habuisset, 

quam Custodem Discipline vigilem 

fautoremque studiorum benignissimum 

multos per annos Academia agnoverat. 

Vixit annos LVIII. Menses VI. 

Hanc tabellam MARGARITA STACK 

in avunculi memoriam posuit." 

There is also a monument to the Bishop in the church of 
Newtown Stewart, of which parish he had been Rector. 
[Mason s Par. Survey, vol. i. p. 119.] 

1812. JOHN LESLIE, I). D. Dean of Cork, and a Prebendary 
of Armagh, succeeded, by patent dated January 14 ; and 
was consecrated at Armagh, on January 2(5, by the Pri 
mate, assisted by the Bishops of Clogher and Down. He 
was enthroned by proxy, on February 27. [D. R] In 
1819 he was translated to Elphin. 

1819. JAMES SAURIN, D. D. Dean of Deny (and formerly 
Archdeacon of Dublin and Dean of Cork), was raised 
to this See by patent dated November 20. He was con 
secrated at Armagh, on December 19, by the Primate, 
assisted by the Bishops of Derry arid Clogher; and was 
enthroned on December 21. [D. R] He died at Kings 
town, near Dublin, on April 9, 1842. A handsome 
monument was erected to his memory in the Cathedral 
of Dromore, inscribed as follows : 

" To the memory of the Right Reverend James Saurin, D. D., Lord Bishop of 
Dromore : who, during twenty-two years, in the exercise of a mild and paternal 



290 DROMORE. 

authority, presided over this Diocese ; fulfilling the relations of life with purity, 
affection, constancy : an affable and hospitable Prelate, of unaffected Christian 
benevolence ; whose intercourse with his Clergy and neighbours continually exhi 
bited amenity of disposition and blandness of deportment. 

The Clergy and a few Laymen of his Diocese have 

erected this tablet, a record of his worth and their esteem. 

He died on the 9th of April, 1842, in the 83rd year of his age, 

and the 23rd of his Consecration. 

1 Peter, i. 24, 25, &c. &c." 

At his death, the See of Dromore became annexed to those 
of Down and Connor, by Act of Parliament ! 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

Ware informs us, that in ancient times the corporation of this 
Cathedral consisted of a Dean, an Archdeacon, and cer 
tain Canons or Prebendaries. In the fifteenth century, 
and perhaps earlier, the Dean was styled Archipresbytcr. 
[Reg. Armagh.] In 1009 King James I. altered its con 
stitution; and, by letters patent dated July 20, decreed 
that thenceforth the Chapter should consist of a Dean, 
Archdeacon, Praecentor, Chancellor, Treasurer, and one 
Prebendary. A second patent, dated 28th February, 
1609-10, confirmed those appointments. This form is 
preserved to the present day ; with the exception, that 
whereas that latter patent gave the patronage of the 
deanery, as well as of the other Chapter dignities, to 
the Bishop, the Crown has continued to present to it, as 
in the case of almost all the other deaneries in Ireland. 



DEANS. 291 



DEANS. 

A. D. 1309. PATRICK was Dean. A writ of confirmation of 
a Bishop is directed to him as such. [Cod. Clarend. 46.] 

1369. AUGUSTIN appears as Dean. [Reg. Sweteman, 
Reeves.] We find no other names for a very long period. 

160f . ISAAC PLUME, M. A. was presented by the Crown, on 
February 1. [Lib. Mun.] I believe he was likewise a 
Vicar Choral and Prebendary of Christ Church, Dublin. 

1609. WILLIAM TODD, M.A. and Professor of Theology, 
was appointed Dean by King James s charter. 

1621. THOMAS WILSON (formerly Dean of Lismore ?) was 
presented on November 27. [Rot. Pat.] 

1622. JOHN WALL, M. A. (ordained both Deacon and Priest 
on July 28, 1602) was admitted and installed on June 15. 
[Reg. Vis.] 

1623. ROBERT DAWSON, B.D. was presented by the Crown, 
on July 9. [Rot. Pat.] He also held the Prsecentorship 
of Connor by the same grant. He appears to have been 
appointed Dean of Down in November of this same year. 
[Ibid.] 

162f . WILLIAM MOORE, M. A. presented February 10. 
[Lib. Mun.] 

f. GEORGE SYNGE, D. D. Treasurer of this Church, was 
presented on February 21, and was instituted on March 6. 
(FF.) He was an Englishman, educated at Balliol Col 
lege, Oxford. Coming over to Ireland, he was made 
Chaplain to Primate Hampton, and Vicar-General of 

ULSTER.] 2 Q 



292 DROMORE. 

the diocese of Armagh; and in 1621 or 1622 became 
Rector of Killary, in the diocese of Meath [Ussher] ; 
which rectory he resigned in 1638 [Rolls Office], upon 
being raised to the bishopric of Cloyne. In 1632 he 
published his learned work, entitled " A Rejoinder to 
E. Malone." 4to. Dublin, 1632. 

1638. ROBERT FORWARD, B. D. came to Ireland as second 
Chaplain to the Earl of Strafford. In 1635 he was made 
Prsecentor of St. Patrick s, Dublin ; and in 1636 Praecen- 
tor of Lismore. His patent for this deanery is dated 
November 26 [Rolls Office] ; he was instituted and in 
stalled on the 9th of April following (FF.) ; at the same 
time the Crown presented him to the rectory of Lough- 
gilly, in the diocese of Armagh. Having met with great 
ill usage from the rebels in 1641, he died of a pestilen 
tial fever brought on by his sufferings. [Reid.] 

1642. NICHOLAS GRAVES, D. D. (ordained Priest at Oxford, 
on December 20, 1635) was presented on March 21. 
[Lib. Mun.] He was not installed until after the Res 
toration, on July 23, 1661. [Vis. Book.] In 1666 he 
was Treasurer of Connor. 

1673. WILLIAM SMYTH, B. I), formerly a Fellow of Trinity 
College, Dublin, became Treasurer of Armagh, in 1667, 
and (perhaps) a Prebendary of Derry in 1670. He was 
presented to this deanery in August 23. [Lib. Mun.] 
In 1681 he was advanced to the bishopric of Killala, and 
subsequently was translated to Raphoe, and to Kilmore. 

1681. JOHN LESLIE, D. D. (son of Dr. J. Leslie, Bishop of 
Clogher) was presented on May 5 [Lib. Mun.] ; and was 
instituted on June 2. (FF.) He held the deanery till 
his death in 1721. 

172i HENRY LESLIE, D. D. Archdeacon of Down, was col 
lated (" upon the death of John Leslie") by the Bishop, 
as in his own right, and was instituted by his Commis- 



DEANS. 293 

sary on February 5 ; lie was inducted and installed on 
the same day. [Dioc. Reg.] Probably this may have 
been done in order to test the validity of a clause (men 
tioned above, at p. 290) in the patent granted to Bishop 
Todd. It appears, however, that the Crown speedily pro 
ceeded to exercise its customary right of presentation. 

172|. GEORGE BERKELEY, D. D. a native of the county of 
Kilkenny, became a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. 
His patent for this deanery bears date February 16. In 
1724 he was made Dean of Derry ; and in 1733 was ad 
vanced to the bishopric of Cloyne. 

1724. JOHN HAMILTON, M. A. (ordained Deacon 17th March, 
1 72f ; Priest, 23rd June following) was presented on 
May 2. [Lib. Mun.] It would seem that the question 
of patronage was still in agitation, and so continued for 
some years. In 1728 we find Hamilton again presented 
by the Crown on December 28, upon which he was insti 
tuted by the Bishop on January 18, and was installed 
on the 15th of February. [Dioc. Reg.] He died in 1729. 

1729. SAMUEL HUTCHINSON, M. A. presented November 6 
[Lib. Mun.] ; instituted November 8 (FF.) ; and installed 
November 14. [D. R.] In 1736 he was made Arch 
deacon of Connor, and in 1759 was raised to the bishop 
ric of Killala. 

1759. WALTER COPE, M. A. (ordained Deacon Septem 
ber 20, 1738; Priest, 22nd September, 1740) was pre 
sented on August 17 [Lib. Mun.], instituted and in 
stalled on October 25. (FF.) In October of this year 
he was collated to a prebend in the church of Clogher. 
His first appointment had been to the curacy of Lough- 
gilly, in the diocese of Armagh, and in 1771 he became 
Rector of that parish. In 1772 he was advanced to the 
bishopric of Clorifert, and afterwards was translated to 
Ferns. 



294 DROMORE. 

1772. HON. JOSEPH DEANE BOURKE, M. A. (son of the se 
cond Earl of Mayo), Dean of Killaloe, succeeded by 
patent dated March 4. In the same year he was raised 
to the bishopric of Ferns, and in 1782 became Arch 
bishop of Tuam. 

1772. RALPH, or RAPHAEL WALSH, was presented on Octo 
ber 6 ; instituted on October 8 ; and installed on 15th 
February following. He held the deanery till his death 
in 1808. 

1809. JAMES MAHON, M. A. presented January 6 ; instituted 
January 13. [D. R.] At his death in May, 1837, the 
Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council disappropriated the 
revenues, under the Church Temporalities Act, and 
suspended the appointment by an Act of Council dated 
9th December, 1838. 

ELECTED. 

1841. WILLIAM HENRY WYNNE, Rector ofMoira, in this 
diocese, was elected by the Chapter to execute the func 
tions of the Dean (under the provisions of the Church 
Temporalities Act, 4 and 5 William IV. c. 90), on 
May 6. [Chapter Book.] 

ROYAL PRESENTATIONS REVIVED. 

1842. HOLT WARING, B. A. Rector of Shankhill, or Lur- 
gan, Vicar of Clonduffe, and formerly Prebendary of 
Dromaragh (who had been ordained Priest by Bishop 
Percy, at Dromore, in 1788), was presented by the 
Crown, by patent dated November 10, to the deanery, 
" with all rights, profits, members, privileges, preemi 
nences, and advantages, spiritual and temporal, whatso 
ever, after the disappropriation therefrom hereinafter 
mentioned. To have and to hold, with all lands, tene 
ments, tithes, profits, commodities, jurisdictions, emolu- 



ARCHDEACONS. 295 

ments, and advantages whatsover, as well spiritual as 
temporal, to the said deanery or dignity of Dean belong 
ing or in any wise appertaining, and as now subsists and 
belongs thereto, after the disappropriation made from 
the said deanery, under and by order of our Privy Coun 
cil in Ireland, bearing date the 9th day of December, 
1838." 



ARCHDEACONS. 

1244. ANDREW, the Archdeacon, was raised to the bishopric 
of this diocese by election of the Chapter, and was con 
firmed by the King. [Ware.] 

140613. THOMAS O MOSTEAD appears as Archdeacon. [Reg. 
Fleming.] 

1427. ADAM [or JOHN:] M>GYND (now MAGINN) is men 
tioned as Archdeacon at this time, in the Register of 
Archbishop Swayne. The same Register, at the same 
and the following year, names Adam M^Gwijryn as 
Archdeacon. Can this be a difference of spelling the 
same name? 

1434. JOHN M GiLBOY appears. [Reeves.] 

1456. PATRICK O MOSTEAD, or O MYSTEGE, appears. 
[Ibid.] 

1461. JOHN O SiiELE, or O SHIEGEL, sometimes Latinized 
by " Sedulius," was a Canon in 1460, and appears as 
Archdeacon in this year. [Ibid.] 

1518 to 1529. ARTHUR M GYN, or M GYND, was Archdea 
con. [Registr. Cromer.] In 1526 he obtained from the 
Primate, sede vacante, a grant of the rectory of Tolachlys 



296 DROMORE. 

(now Tullylisli) and the prebend of Laune, to be united 
to his archdeaconry, on account of the smallness of its 
revenues. [Reeves.] 

1609. DONALD O MoRREY, Professor of Theology, Preben 
dary of Carncastle, in the church of Connor, was ap 
pointed Archdeacon by the charter of King James. 

1625. HENRY SHARPE was presented by the Crown on 
June 21. [Rot. Pat.] Quaere, was he made a Preben 
dary of Elphin in 1628? 

1629. GEORGE WRIGHT (ordained Deacon 6th January, 
1621, and Priest the next day) was collated Novem 
ber 30. [Reg. Vis.] He held it until the rebels drove 
him out, in 1641. In Dean Jones s "Remonstrance 
concerning the Church and Kingdom of Ireland," 4to. 
1642, among many other acts of cruelty or violence com 
mitted by the rebels, it is related that " Master Wright, 
Archdeacon of Dromore, had his house, which cost him 
much, burnt. I saw himself, his wife, and two children, 
in extreme misery at Charlemont, from whence they 
journeyed to Kinard." p. 40. 

1661. FRANCIS REDDINGTON appears. [Vis. B. at Armagh.] 

1663. THOMAS BAYLY, D. D. Dean of .Down, was collated 
on May 20. (FF.) He resigned early in the following 
year, being raised to the bishopric of Killala. 

1664. PATRICK SHERIDAN, M. A. a Fellow of Trinity Col 
lege, Dublin (being one of four who were nominated by 
the Crown, at the Restoration of King Charles II.) was 
collated on August 12 (FF.), but appears to have resigned 
within the same year. In 1667 he was made Dean of 
Connor; and in 1679 was advanced to the bishopric of 
Cloyne. 

166|. FRANCIS MARSH, D. D. Dean of Armagh, was pre 
sented by the Crown, on March 31. [Rolls.] In 1667 
he was raised to the bishopric of Limerick ; in 1672 was 



ARCHDEACONS. 297 

translated to Kilmorc; and in 1681 became Archbishop 
of Dublin. 

1667. PATRICK SHERIDAN, M. A. now become Dean of Con 
nor, appears again as Archdeacon. [Vis. B.] He held 
the archdeaconry in union with the deanery, till his 
death, in November 1682. 

168f. ROGER WARING, B. D. a Prebendary of Connor, col 
lated January 25. (FF.) He died in 1692. 
1703. HENRY JENNEY, D. D. formerly Prebendary of Dro- 
maragh, appears as Archdeacon. [V. B.] He also held 
a prebend in Armagh. He died in 1742. 
1742. GEORGE HOWSE, M. A. was collated on November 13 

(FF.) 
1770. CONWAY BENNING, B. A. was collated May 5. (FF.) 

He resigned in 1777. 

1777. STEWART BLACKER, M. A. collated October 8. (FF.) 
In the next year he was made Dean of Leighlin. He 
resigned the archdeaconry on May 30, 1810. [D. R.] 
He died on December 1, 1826; and was buried in his 
parish of Segoc. 

1810. HON. PIERCE MEADE (fifth son of the first Earl of 
Clanwilliam) was collated on May 31 ; and installed 
June 2. [D. R.] He resigned, from ill health, in 
1832. 

1832. JAMES SAURIN (son of Dr. J. Saurin, Bishop of 
Dromore) collated May 10. He is the present Arch 
deacon. 



298 DROMORE. 



CHANCELLORS. 

1G07. WILLIAM WEBBE, M.A. was appointed to the pre 
bend or rectory of Clonallon (now parcel of the chan 
cellorship) on May 23. [Rot. Pat. 5 Jac. I.] In 1609 
he was appointed Chancellor by the charter. In 1611 
lie was made Dean of Derry. [Ordnance Survey of 
Derry, p. 67.] 

1617. JOHN LLOYD, admitted October 7. (FF.) Another 
authority states that he was appointed Prcccentor in 
December of this year. 
1628. THOMAS LLOYD, M.A.(ordained Deacon February 18, 

162f ) collated June 19. [Reg. Vis.] 
163J . ROBERT PRICE, instituted March 7. [Turr. Berm.] 
166J. WILLIAM FULLER, LL. D. Dean of St. Patrick s, 
Dublin, was presented by the Crown on February 22. 
[Lib. Mun.] In this same year he was made Treasurer 
of Christ Church, Dublin. In 166| he was raised to 
the bishopric of Limerick, which he subsequently quitted 
for that of Lincoln. 

166f. DANIEL WYTTER, D. D. lately Dean of Ardfert, and 
Prebendary of Christ Church, Dublin, was presented to 
the deanery of Down, and the chancellorship of Dro- 
more, by one patent dated March 19. In 1669 he was 
advanced to the bishopric of Killaloe. 

1669. JAMES GRANTHAM, presented by the Crown, on 
August 24. [Lib. Mun.] He was instituted Septem 
ber 18. (FF.) 

1706. THOMAS LEIGH, M. A. a proctor for the clergy to 
Convocation in 1704, was collated September 9. (FF.) 



CHANCELLORS. 299 

He appears to have been collated to " the prebend" of 
Dunbyn, in the diocese of Armagh, on November 9 of 
this same year. He died early in 1728. 
172J. JOSHUA PULLEIN, M. A. collated January 22. (FF.) 
1767. JAMES HAWKINS, I). D. (son of William Hawkins, 
Esq., Ulster King at Arms), Dean of Emly, was collated 
December 1. (FF.) In 1775 he was raised to the bishop 
ric of this diocese. 

1775. WILLIAM EVELYN, D. D. presented by the Crown on 
May 5 ; instituted October 25. [D. R.] In the same 
year he was made Dean of Emly. He died in 1776. 

1776. GEORGE ROGERS, M. A. collated June 20; installed 
June 27. [D. R.] In 1805 he resigned, and accepted 
a prebend in the Cathedral of Ferns. 

1805. JOHN DAVIS, B. A. a Prebendary of Ferns, exchanged 
preferment with Rogers. He was collated on May 25. 
[D. R.] He died on April 4, 1836. 

1836. EDWARD RICHARDS, M. A. collated . He is the 

present Chancellor. 



PRECENTORS. 

1609. JAMES O DORNAN, Clerk, was appointed the first Prse- 
centor, by the charter. 

1617. JOHN LLOYD, admitted December 6. [Turr. Berm.] 
(Qua3re, Chancellor?) 

162}. DIAGORAS (or DEGORY) HOLMAN, M. A. (ordained 
Deacon March 4, 162^ ; Priest, June 11, 1623) ; was col 
lated on January 29; installed January 31. [Reg. Vis.] 
He appears to have been presented again, by patent from 
ULSTER.] 2 R 



300 DROMORE. 

the Crown, dated June 19, 1638, and to have been in 
stalled on July 9. [Vis. Book at Armagh.] 

166J. ROBERT LAW, collated January 8. (FF.) He was in 
possession in 1679. 

1700. JOHN CUPPAIDGE appears. [Reg. Armagh.] In 1687 
he had been Prebendary of Dromaragh. He died in 
1725. 

172|. THOMAS SMYTH, M. A. (afterwards D. D.) collated 
January 7; installed January 12. He resigned, and was 
collated again, on February 1 of the following year; 
and was again installed on March 25. [D. R.] 

1764. CHARLES SMYTH, B. A. collated November 14; in 
stalled November 21. [D. R.] He resigned in Novem 
ber, 1775. 

1775. MICHAEL SMITH, D. D. collated December 29; in 
stalled January 4 following. [D. R.] He resigned in 
1789, on occasion of the corps of the Prsecentorship be 
ing divided by Act of Council ; but was collated again 
on December 10 of that year. He died in September, 
1796. 

1796. THOMAS PERCY, LL. B. and LL. D. (son of Dr. Percy, 
Bishop of Dromore ?) collated November 29; installed 
December 3. [D. R.] He resigned in November, 
1806. 

1806. BOUGHEY WILLIAM DOLLING, M. A. an Englishman, 
educated at Exeter College, Oxford, was collated on 
December 27 ; and was installed the same day. [D. R.] 
He is the present Proccentor. 



TREASURERS. 301 



TREASURERS. 

1G09. JOHN M C !NIVMY (sic) appointed the first Treasurer 
by the Charter. 

1634. GEORGE SYNGE appears. [Reg. Vis.] Early in the 
next year he resigned, and was made Dean. 

1635. THOMAS FAIRFAX, admitted April 6. (FF.) In 1638 
he resigned, and became Archdeacon of Cloo-her. 

1638. MARTIN TINLEY, collated June 8. (FF.) 

166^. JAMES HAMILTON, M. A. collated February 21; in 
stalled April 26. [V. B.] Quaere, if he was made a 
Prebendary of Clogher in 1662? 

1668. WILLIAM FRERE, B. I), collated October 3. (FF.) 

1681. JOHN HALES, M. A. Prebendary of Dromaragh ; col 
lated October 18. (FF.) 

1708. WILLIAM PULLEIN, M. A. collated October 12. (FF.) 
He died in 1721. 

1721. JOHN VAUGHAN, M. A. (ordained Priest, March 4, 
1705) collated May 5 ; installed May 6. (FF.) He died 
in the spring of 1 745. 

174. PHILIP FLETCHER, M. A. (son of Dr. Fletcher, Bishop 
of Dromore) collated February 9; installed March 1. 
[D. R.] In 1746 he became a Canon of Kildare; and 
in the same year was elected Dean of that Cathedral. 
He died in 1 765. 

1765. HENRY MAXWELL, M. A. (great-grandson of Dr. Max 
well, Bishop of Kilmore) Rector of Maryborough, in 
the Queen s County, was collated on June 1. (FF). 
He held this dignity fifty-two years, until his death in 
1817. 



302 DROMORE. 

1817. EDWARD LESLIE, B. D. was educated at Eton, and at 
Christ Church, Oxibrd. He was collated on January 6. 
(FF.) He resigned in September, 1847. 

1847. EDWARD KENT, M. A. collated in November. 



PREBENDARIES. 

DROMARAGH. 

1529. PETER O RONAGA, or O RoNY, was " Prebendary of 
Drumarath." [Reeves.] N. B. This benefice was called 
" a Prebend" in 1546 ; and was taxed as such. [Ibid.] 

1G09. NICHOLAS WEBBE was appointed Prebendary by the 
charter. 

1629. ROBERT USSHER, D.D.(son of Primate Henry Ussher) 
a Prebendary of St. Patrick s, Dublin, was collated on 
May 18. (FF.) In this same year he resigned, and was 
elected Provost of Trinity College. In 1634 he became 
Archdeacon of Meath ; and in 1635 was advanced to the 
bishopric of Kildare. 

16|g. HENRY JONES, D. D. Dean of Ardagh, admitted Fe 
bruary 6. (FF.) In 1637 he resigned his deanery and 
this prebend, and was made Dean of Kilmorc. In 1638 
he became Archdeacon of Killaloe; and in 1645 Bishop 
of Clogher. 

1637. NICHOLAS BERNARD, M. A. Dean of Kilmore, having 
exchanged preferment with Jones, was collated July 13. 
(FF.) In the next year he became Dean of Ardagh. 

1661. JOSHUA COWLEY, B. D. collated August 1 [V. B.] ; 
installed May 1, 1662. (FF.) He appears to have re- 



PREBENDARIES. 303 

ceived a second collation on February 20, 166}. [V. B. 

at Armagh.] 
167 J. JOHN HA-LES, M. A. collated March 9. (FF.) In 1681 

he resigned, and was made Treasurer. 
1681. LEGARDUS BLACKER, collated October 18. (FF.) 
168f . JOHN CUPPAIDGE, collated January 18. (FF.) He re 
signed in a few months. In 1700 we find him Pnecentor. 
1687. HENRY JENNEY, M. A. collated August 9. (FF.) He 

subsequently became Archdeacon. 
1710. JOHN WETHERBY appears. [D. R.] In this year he 

was made Archdeacon of Connor, and Dean of Emly ; 

and in 1713 he became Dean of Cashel. He died in 

1735. 
1735. SOUTHWELL RICARD, M. A. collated September 30. 

(FF.) He died in 1748. 
1748. ARTHUR FORDE, M. A. a Canon of Kildare; collated 

September 30. He died in 1768. 

1768. WILLIAM STINTON, Clerk, collated April 9. (FF.) 
1798. HOLT WARING, B. A. collated July 12. (FF.) He 

resigned in July, 1811. In 1842 he was appointed Dean, 

but without the revenues of the deanery. 
1811. HANNINGTON ELGEE BOYD, M. A. collated July 31 ; 

installed same day. [D. R.] He is the present Pre 
bendary. 



ANCIENT PREBENDS. 
1. ST. COLMAN S. 

1439. (NsHSMIAH?) OT>RYN, is called "Canon and Pre 
bendary." He died in 1440. [Registr. Swaync.] 

1440. PATRICK O RONAGA, URONECA, or O lloNY, was ap- 



304 DROMORE. 

pointed a Canon of Dromorc, and Prebendary of St. 
Colman (vacant by the death of N. O Bryn) by the 
Primate, guardian of the Sec during its vacancy, on 
November 27. [Registr. Swayne.] 

2. LANN, or LAND, 

(Now Magheralin, annexed to the prsecentorship by the 
Charter of James I. in 1609.) 

1442. JOHN M C GYND is Canon and Prebendary. [Registr. 
Swayne.] He was also Official of the diocese. 

1464. PATRICK O RONAGA. [Ibid.] 

1526. ARTHUR MAGENIS, the Archdeacon, obtains a grant 
of this prebend, to be added to his archdeaconry, on ac 
count of the smallness of its income. [Reg. Cromer.] 

3. LAURONAN, 01 LANRONAN. 

Reeves judges that this may be a different church from LANN 
above mentioned; but is not satisfied on the point. 

1440. ODO O RoNAGA is Prebendary of Lanronan. [Reg. 
Swayne.] 

4. KILMILCON, or KILWILKE (now Sharkill). 

1411. PATRICK M c GwYRYN, a Canon, is confirmed in this 
prebend on June 23. [Registr. Fleming.] 

1430. DONALD ORONAGA. [Reeves.] 

1431. TlIADY M C GYRYN, Or M C GWYRYN. [Ibid.] 

1609. It was annexed to the prebend of Dromaragh, by the 
Charter of King James I. 

5. DONACHCLONE (now Donaghcloiiey). 

1526. CORMAC O SniEGiiELL, or O SmEL, was Prebendary. 
[Reeves.] In 1609 the rectory was given to the arch 
deaconry, by the Charter of James I. 



ANCIENT PREBENDS. 305 

6. ACHADERC, AGIIADERK, AGIIADERICKE. 

1526. EUGENE -M C GANUSA (M c GiNNis) was appointed a 
Canon of Dromorc, and Prebendary of Aghaderk, on 
June 28. [Reg. Cromer.] In 1528 he was Archdeacon 
of Down; and in the same year obtained a grant of the 
rectory of Anaghlone, to be united to his prebend. In 
1541 he was raised to the bishopric of Down. 

1604. WILLIAM CORNWALL was presented by the Crown to 
" the rectory or prebend of Aghaderge," on April 16. 
[Rot. Pat. 2 Jac. I.] 

1605. PATRICK MCONAGAN was presented by the Crown, 
on November 10. [Ibid.] 

1609. The rectory and vicarage were appropriated to the 
deanery, by the charter of King James. 

7. CLONDALLAN. 

1526. CHARLES CATHAN, or CAHAN, was appointed, on 
June 28. [Reg. Cromer.] 

1534. HUGH O SHIEGYLL (O SniELL) was appointed to suc 
ceed Cahan, on October 15. [Ibid.] 

1607. WILLIAM WEBB was presented by the Crown to the 
prebend of Clondallan, on May 23. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 
By the new charter of 1609 he was appointed Chancellor 
of the Cathedral. In 161 J he became Dean of Derry. 

1 609. The prebend and vicarage were annexed to the chan 
cellorship, by the charter of King James I. 



CANONS, 
Whose stalls or prebends are not named. 

1309. FLORENCE MDONEGAN, a Canon, was elected Bishop 
of the diocese by the Dean and Chapter. He was Rector 



30G DROMORE. 

of the parish of Kilbrony, " Ecclcsia Sancta? Bromanas 
Virginis," in which was preserved the pastoral staff, 
" baculus Sanctse Bromana? ;" the privileged guardians of 
which were appointed by the Archbishops of Armagh. 
[Registr. Armagh ; and see Reeves.] 
1366. CORNELIUS O MAGRELA. [Reeves.] 

1406. PATRICK O KELLAID (O lvELLY). [Ibid.] 

1407. PATRICK M>GWYND. [Registr. Fleming.] 
. JOHN MGILLABOY. [Ibid.] 

1408. DONALD O RoNAGA is a Canon. [Ibid.] In 1430 he 
held the prebend of Kilmilcon. 

1427. ADAM O RoNAGA. [Registr. Swayne.] 

. PETER M c GwYRYND appears [Ibid.]; and again in 

1448. [Reg. Prene.] 

1428. JOHN M C GERYWYN, or M C GERYWEY (M c GwYRYN). 
[Reg. Swayne.] 

14 . NEHEMIAH O BRYN was a Canon. In 1439 he held 
the prebend of St. Colman. He died in 1440. [Ibid.] 

1431. THADY M>GYRIN (M c GwYRYN) appears. [Reg. Fle 
ming.] 

1442. JOHN MGILLABOY, or M C GILLABRYD, appears. [Reg. 
Prene.] 

1460. JOHN O SHEGYLL (O SmELL). [Reg. Prene.] In the 
next year we find him Archdeacon. 

1461. JOHN O MOSTAYGH, or O MOSTEAD. [Reeves.] 
1501. ARTHUR MAGENNIS, a Canon of Dromore, obtains the 

King s license to use the English laws, habits, &c. [Rot. 
Pat. 17 Henr. VII.] Probably this is the person who 
afterwards was Archdeacon of Dromore in 1518, &c. 
1526. MAGONIUSO SHIEGHELL(O SHIELL). [Reg. Cromer.] 
1529. PETER O RowNY was appointed a Canon, on Decem 
ber 14. [Ibid.] 



DERRY. 307 



DIOCESE OF DERRY. 

It is not easy to determine certainly at what period a Bishop s 
seat was first established at Derry. A monastery was 
founded in that place by the famous Columbkille, about 
the year 546 ; and by degrees its ancient name, Derry- 
Calgac, became changed into that of Derry-Columbkille. 
The first prelates of the district forming the present dio 
cese of Derry were Bishops of Tyrone, and had their 
See at Ardsrath, or Ardstraw, a place in the county of 
Donegal, on the river Derg. Afterwards, about A. D. 
597, the See is believed to have been transferred to Rath- 
lure, or Maghera, in the county of Londonderry, a place 
dedicated to St. Luroch ; from which circumstance the 
prelates were styled Bishops of Rathlure. 

In 1158 a council of Bishops decreed that an episcopal See 
should be erected at Derry, and one prelate appears to 
have borne that title ; but it is probable that after his 
death the district of Derry reverted to the bishopric of 
Tirconnell, or Raphoe, to which it had formerly be 
longed; and we do not find a regular succession of 
" Bishops of Derry" till the year 1279. 

As all the early records of this See perished during the civil 
wars of Ulster, our information respecting the Bishops 
of Ardsrath and Rathlure is extremely defective ; we 
cannot ascertain the names of any of them, except it be 
that some of the Abbats of Derry (at which place the 
See was ultimately established), who are expressly styled 
" Abbats and Bishops" by the Irish annalists, were Bi 
shops of Ardsrath, or Rathlure, or of both united. 
ULSTER.] 2 s 



308 DERRY. 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

In the Ordnance Survey of the County of Londonderry 
there is a good engraving of the Episcopal Seal of Ro- 
deric O Donnel, who sat from 1529 to 1551. It bears 
the effigy of a prelate (perhaps Columbkille), with an 
inscription in large rude letters, much defaced, 

SIGILLV DOMNI RV COPI DERENSIS. 

After the Reformation, the arms borne for this diocese were 
three mitres ; perhaps alluding to the three bishoprics of 
Derry, Raphoe, and Clogher, which for some time were 
holden together. After the Revolution of 1689, Bishop 
King obtained from the Heralds College a grant of new 
arms for the See ; namely, two swords in saltier, beneath 
an Irish harp. These two coats may be seen in Harris s 
edition of Ware. Of late years, some alteration has been 
made in this latter bearing ; upon what authority, does 
not appear. 

There is a Consistorial Seal in use at present, inscribed 

SIGILL. CONSISTORIAL. ECCL. CATH. S. COLMANI DERENSIS. 

The first Christian church in Derry was probably that 
erected by Columbkille for his abbey, which was gene 
rally known by the name of Dubh Regies. In 1164 the 
cathedral of Templemore was built by Bishop O Brol- 
chain. This was partially destroyed by an explosion of 
gunpowder in 1568, and the remains were pulled down 
in 1600 by Sir Henry Docwra, then Governor of Derry. 
The present building, which is both a cathedral and a 
parish church, was erected in 1633 by the London Cor 
poration, who had obtained grants of the town and sur 
rounding district. This event is commemorated by a 
stone (now placed under the tower, within the entrance 
to the church) which bears the following inscription : 



TAXATIONS. 309 

ANO DO . 1633 . CAR . REGIS 9. 

IN . TEMPLO . VERVS . DEVS 

EST . VEREQUE . CLEMENS. 

IF . STONES . COVLD . SPEAKE 

THEN . LONDONS . PRAYSE 

SHOVLD . SOVNDE . WHO 

BVILT . THIS . CHVRCH . AND 

CITTIE . FROM . THE . GROVNDE. 

The spire of the cathedral is a recent addition. 

TAXATIONS. 

1. A. D. 1306? By Authority of Pope Boniface. 

DYOCESIS DERENSIS. 

Episcopatus ibidem, xx. lib - Dec. xl. s 

Decanatus ibidem, xx. s Dec. ii. 8 

2. A. D. 1616. By Commissioners of King James I. 

C ^7 

Episcopatus Derensis tarn inTemporalibus quam 

in Spiritualibus taxatur ad 250 

Decanatus Derensis, 50 

Archidiaconatus de Dunboe, 20 

R. de Connubarr (Preb. Comber?) .... 20 

de Agherdowy (Preb. Aghadowny?) . . 18 

,, de Movaileare (Preb. Moville ?) .... 20 
All sterling. 

SUCCESSION OF BISHOPS. 

S^EC. VI. ST. EUGENE, a person of noble blood, is said to 
have been the first Bishop of Ardsrath. He was a dili 
gent and excellent preacher. He died, according to 
one account, in the year 570 ; others say in 618 ; and was 
buried in his own churchyard. 

A. D. 927. CAONCOMRAGH MAC MAOLUIDHIR, " Abbat and 
Bishop of Deny Calgaich, and keeper of the canons of 
St. Adamnan," died in this year. [Four Masters.] 



310 DERRY. 

937. FINACTA MAC KELLAGH, "a Bishop and a sage, skilled 
in the old language of Ireland," died. [Four Masters.] 

948. MAEL-FINNEN, the learned Bishop of Deny Calgach, 
died. [Ibid.] 

1010. MUIREADACH M c CmocHAN, " Comharb of Columb- 
kille and Adamnan, a learned Doctor and Bishop, a son 
of purity, lecturer of divinity at Armagh, and intended 
Comharb of Patrick," died on December 27, in the se 
venty-fifth year of his age ; and was interred at Armagh, 
before the high Altar. In 1006 he had resigned the 
comharbship of Columbkille, to apply himself more se 
dulously to devotion. [Ibid.] 

1152. MUIREADACH, or MAURICE O COBHTHAIC (O CoFFY) 
an Augustinian Canon, assisted at the Council of Kells 
in this year as Bishop of " Kmel-Owen" (i. e. the people 
of Derry), that is, Bishop of Ardsrath. He died on 
February 10, 1173, or 1174, and was buried in the 
Black Church, or St. Columb s Abbey, of Derry(a). 

1158. FLATHBERT, or FLAHERTACH O BROLCHAIN (a name 
which in later times was anglicized into Bradley), Ab- 
bat of Derry, a learned and charitable man, one whom 
the Annals of the Four Masters style " a tower of wis 
dom and hospitality," is said to have been constituted 
the first Bishop of a See established at Derry in this 
year, through the influence of his friend and former 

(a) As a specimen of the pompous style in which the Irish annalists sometimes 
speak of their clergy, when such praise has been earned, take the following cha 
racter of this Bishop, given by the Four Masters : " He was a man of pure chas 
tity, a precious stone, a transparent gem, a brilliant star, a treasury of wisdom, 
and chief conservator of the canons of the Church : after bestowing food and rai 
ment on the poor and needy, ordaining priests, deacons, and clerics of every degree, 
repairing and consecrating many ecclesiastical establishments and cemeteries, 
building many monasteries and abbeys, performing every clerical duty, and gaining 
the victory of devotion, pilgrimage, and penance, his spirit departed to Heaven," 
&c. &c. 



BISHOPS. 311 

superior, Gelasius, Primate of Armagh. This arrange 
ment was settled by a council of Bishops, assembled at 
Brighthaich, or Brigh Mac Taidhg, in the county of 
Meath. Upon his appointment, the new Bishop applied 
himself with zeal and activity to the collection of funds 
for building a suitable cathedral church ; which, by the 
aid of the King of Ireland, he was able to accomplish in 
the year 1164. He died in the Abbey of Derry, in 
1175, and was buried in " the sanctuary of St. Columba." 
Ware is of opinion that he had resigned his See some 
time before his death. We know of no more prelates 
styled " Bishops of Derry," for upwards of a century. 

117}. AMLAFF, or AWLAFF O CoFFY, was Bishop of Kinel- 
Owen, and probably had his seat at Ardsrath or Rath- 
lure. He died at Dun Cruithne, or Dun Crun, in 1185, 
and was buried near his predecessor, Maurice, in the 
Abbey of Derry. 

1185. FLORENCE, or FOGARTACH O CERBHALLAIN, or O CAi- 
REALLAIN, one of the family of the chiefs of Clan Der- 
mot, succeeded to the same bishopric. He held the See 
forty-six years, and died in 1230, aged eighty-six years. 
The Four Masters style him " a select and dignified 
sage." 

1230. GERMANUS, or GERVASE O CERBHALLAN, or O CAIR- 
EALLAIN, a Dominican friar (probably a member of the 
same family) succeeded. He appears to have been a 
man of a violent and aggressive spirit, making inroads 
on the rights and property of his brother prelates ; among 
other such acts it is likely that he wrested Derry from 
its proper owner. After holding possession no less than 
forty-nine years, he died in 1279. 

1279. FLORENCE, or FOGARTACH, O CERBH ALLAN II. another 
member of the same powerful family, succeeded. During 
his time the episcopal See became permanently fixed 



312 DERRY. 

at Deny. He sat about fourteen years, and died in 
July, 1293. Upon his death the King of England began 
to interpose his authority, to rescue the bishopric from 
the grasp of that usurping family, which had monopolized 
possession of it upwards of a century. 

129J. HENRY M C ()IREACHTY (now called GERACHTY) or 
HENRY of Ardagh, a Cistercian Monk, was elected by 
the Dean and Chapter, pursuant to the royal mandate, 
and received confirmation from the King on March 3. 
In the Annals of Connaught, and of the Four Masters, 
this prelate is called Bishop of Connor; but probably 
this is a mistake. See above, p. 248. He died in 1297. 

1297. GEOFFRIDUS, orGfiOFFRY, M C LOUGHLIN, or MELAGH- 
LIN, succeeded. He was a person of the blood royal. 
He sat about seventeen years, and died in 1315. 

1316. HUGH (or ODO) O NEILL, a secular priest of this dio 
cese, was elected Bishop. He died in June, 1319 ; and 
on August 19 the King issued his license to the Dean 
and Chapter, for the election of a successor. 

1319. MICHAEL M c LouGHLiN was duly elected in August 
of this year ; and was confirmed by Denis, Dean of Ar 
magh, acting for the Primate, Roland, who was absent 
in England. Michael was sitting in 1324, but how long 
afterwards we do not find. 

1367. SIMON, a Friar, was Bishop, and at this time was re 
siding on his manor of the church of Accadethfrythe 
(sic). [Bp. Downham.] We know neither the time 
of his consecration nor of his death. 

13 . JOHN DONGAN, a Benedictine Monk, was Bishop. In 
1395 he was translated to Down, and the See of Derry 
remained vacant six years(a). 

(a) During this vacancy, Primate Colton determined to visit the diocese of 
Deny, in virtue of his right as Metropolitan. A very curious record of this Visi- 



BISHOPS. 313 

1401. JOHN, a Cistercian Monk, Abbat of Moycosquain, in 
the county of Derry, was promoted to this See by the 
Pope, on August 29. He died in 1419. 

1419. WILLIAM QUAPLOD, an English Carmelite Friar, edu 
cated at Oxford, succeeded. He is stated to have been 
a man of profound learning. We do not know how 
long he governed the diocese. 

1423. DONALD, or DONAT, is found in possession of the See. 
It is thought probable that he resigned his charge in 
1429 or 1430, in consequence of complaints brought 
against him before his Metropolitan. He died in 1433. 

1429 (or perhaps 1433). JOHN succeeded, either upon the 
resignation or the death of his predecessor. Like him, 
he appears to have been a person of irregular habits of 
life. He died in 1456. 

1458. BARTHOLOMEW O FLANAGAN, a Cistercian Monk, be 
longing to a family of note in these parts, was promoted 
by the Pope, on May 27 of this year. It is not certain 
that he ever received the temporalities from the King, 
or took actual possession of his See. Perhaps this was 



tation is preserved among the ancient registers of Armagh. The Archbishop set 
out on his journey on October 8, in the year 1397: he entered the diocese, and 
proceeded to assert his rights, as guardian of the spiritualities during the vacancy 
of the See, at a village called Keppagh (Cappagh) ; but this place not being large 
enough to hold him and his numerous retinue, he went on to Ardstraw. Here he 
summoned the Archdeacon and clergy of the diocese to attend him, but not one of 
them appeared. On the 14th of October he advanced to Clone (Clonenagh ? or 
Clonmany?) and absolved and purified its cemetery, which had been profaned by 
the shedding of blood. At length, on October 15, the Archdeacon and clergy 
make their appearance at O Cahane s town (" villa Dermitii O Cathan"), and the 
Visitation takes place. The Archbishop afterwards goes to Bangor ; and on the 
17th sets out on his return to Armagh. 

I do not enter into any particulars of the contents of this interesting document, 
which presents a very curious picture of Irish church matters of that day; because 
there is every reason to hope that the whole of it will shortly be laid before the 
public, accompanied with suitable illustrations by a learned hand. 



314 DERRY. 

the same Bartholomew who was Prior of Devenish, in 
Lough Erne, and died in 1402. [Ordnance Survey.] The 
See was certainly vacant in 1463, and remained in that 
condition three years. 

1466. NICHOLAS WESTON, B. C. L. an Englishman, a Canon 
of Armagh, succeeded, and was consecrated in this year. 
He sat eighteen years, and died in 1484. 

1485. DONALD O FALLON, anObservantine Franciscan Friar, 
was promoted by the Pope, on May 17. He was Pro 
vincial of his order in Ireland, and also Guardian of the 
College of Youghal ; and bore the reputation of being a 
man of great learning, and a most diligent preacher, 
throughout all Ireland. An impression of his seal, as 
Guardian of Youghal, is appended to a grant of indul 
gence made by him in 1482, which still remains in the 
archives of Christ Church, Dublin. After governing 
the diocese fifteen years, he died in 1500, and was buried 
at Trim. The See remained vacant for some years. 

1507. JAMES M C MAHON, a man of noble family, Commen 
datory Prior of Knock Abbey, in the county of Louth, 
was consecrated Bishop in this year. He died, a short 
time before Christmas, in 1519. 

1520. WILLIAM HOGESON, B. D. a Dominican Friar, was 
promoted by the Pope, on August 8. We owe this no 
tice to Burke s Hibernia Dominicana ; for this prelate is 
not mentioned either by Ware or Harris. 

1529. RODERIC O DONNELL, of the family of the princes of 
Tirconnell, who had been Dean of Raphoe, appears in 
September of this year as Bishop of Derry. He died on 
October 8, 1550, or 1551, and was buried in the Fran 
ciscan convent of Donegal. An engraving of his epis 
copal seal is given in the Ordnance Survey of London 
derry, p. 34. 

15 ? EUGENE MAGENNIS is supposed by Ware to have sue- 



BISHOPS. 315 

cccded ; but neither the time of his consecration, nor that 
of his vacating the See, is known. It is surmised that 
he is the person who was appointed by the Pope to the 
bishopric of Down and Connor in 1541 [Ordnance Sur 
vey] ; if so, he was living in 1560, but we know nothing 
further of him. It is observable that Bishop Downham, 
in his Visitation Book, calls him Eugene O Dogherty. 

1591. REDMOND O GALLAGHKR was Bishop at this time; 
but whether recognised as such by Queen Elizabeth and 
the Protestant Church, does not appear. A letter ad 
dressed to him and other Bishops in that year, by Car 
dinal Allen, is preserved in Trinity College Library. 
[MS. E. 3. 8.] Ware and Harris wholly omit his name ; 
and little more seems to be known of him, than the fact 
of his being appointed in 1597 joint arbitrator with the 
Bishop of Raphoe, in a dispute between some Cistercians 
and Franciscan Friars, and the story of his being slain 
by the English, in O Cahan s country, during the trou 
bles of the year 16012. The Four Masters place that 
event on March 15, 160J; but De Burgo, in his Hi- 
bernia Dominicana, assigns it to the year 1604. [See 
Ordnance Survey, p. 34.] 

[1603. DENIS CAMPBELL, Dean of Limerick, was nominated 
by King James to the bishoprics of Derry, Raphoe, and 
Clogher; but died at London, in July, before his conse 
cration.] 

1605. GEORGE MONTGOMERY, D. D. a Scotsman (of the dis 
tinguished house of Eglinton, younger brother of the 
first Viscount Montgomery), became Chaplain to King 
James, and was made Dean of Norwich. He was pro 
moted to the three bishoprics of Derry, Raphoe, and 
Clogher, all of which had been sadly wasted and im 
poverished during the civil wars with Tyrone. His pa 
tent is dated June 13. In 1610 he resigned the Sees of 
ULSTER.] 2 T 



316 DERRY. 

Deny and Raphoc, and took on him the administration 
of that of Meath ; which he held, in conjunction with 
Clogher, till his death in 1620. Pie liberally bestowed the 
rectorial tithes of every parish in his diocese upon the 
officiating ministers, who before his time had been merelv 
vicars. The Bishop drew up a minute account of the 
three bishoprics of Deny, Raphoe, and Clogher, for the 
purpose of getting them put into a better condition by 
the King, at the time of the plantation of Ulster. This 
interesting document is preserved in the British Museum, 
and has been printed in the Ordnance Survey of Lon 
donderry, 4to. 1837. He died in London, on Janu 
ary 15, 1620. His body was brought to Ireland, and was 
buried at Ardbraccan. 

1610. BRUTUS (or BRUCE) BABINGTON, D. D. a native of 
Cheshire, a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 
succeeded by patent dated November 8 [Rot. Pat.], and 
was consecrated at Drogheda, on September 10, 1611. 
He died in the autumn of the same year. O Sullevan 
tells a ridiculous story of the Bishop s dying from fright, 
after having attempted to burn an image of the Virgin 
Mary. [Hist. Cathol. Compend.] 

[1611. CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON, D. D. a native of Calais 
(though of English descent), and educated at Cam 
bridge, was nominated to this See by the King s letter 
of privy seal, dated December 21, and was elected ac 
cordingly; but he was not consecrated. In 1613 he 
was made Primate. ] [Rot. Pat. Jac. I.] 

1613. JOHN TANNER, a native of Cornwall, educated at 
Cambridge, became Rector of Coleraine ; and had been 
nominated to the bishopric of Dromore, but was not 
consecrated to that See. He was promoted to Derry by 
patent dated May 13, and was consecrated in that month, 
at St. Patrick s, Dublin. He held the rectory of Trim 



BISHOPS. 317 

in commendam. He died at Derry, in October 14, 1615, 
and was interred in his cathedral. 

1616. GEORGE DOWNHAM, D. D. a native of Chester (son of 
Dr. William Downham, Bishop of that diocese), became 
a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and was 
made Chaplain to King James, and a Prebendary of 
St. Paul s, London. He was promoted to this See by 
patent dated December 6, and was consecrated in the 
following month. He is said to have been a singular 
proficient in the art of logic, of which he had been Pro 
fessor in the University of Cambridge ; and was extremely 
zealous in support of the Protestant faith. He died at 
Derry, on April 17, 1634, and was buried in the cathedral. 
His published works are enumerated in Ware s Writers 
of Ireland. To the list there given may be added : 

1. Commentarii in P. Kami Dialecticam. Svo.Fran- 
cofurti, 1610. 

2. A Farewell Sermon, preached at St. Stephen s, 
Wallbrook. 4to. London, 1639. 

He also left behind him, in manuscript, "An Account 
of the State of the Diocese of Derry in 1622." This is 
preserved in Trinity College, Dublin. 
1634. JOHN BRAMHALL, D. D. Archdeacon of Meath, and 
Treasurer of Christ Church, Dublin, succeeded by patent 
dated May 24 ; and was consecrated in the Castle Cha 
pel, Dublin, on May 26. While here, he exerted him 
self with energy and success, in recovering some of the 
property which had been improperly taken away from 
his clergy and from the See. And perhaps it was partly 
on this account that he was so greatly plundered and 
ill-used at the Rebellion in 1641, that he retired to Eng 
land, and afterwards to the Continent. At the Restora 
tion of King Charles II. his talents and services were 
promptly recognised, and he was at once advanced to 
the archbishopric of Armagh (under which diocese see a 



318 DERRY. 

further account). His numerous and learned works 
were collected and published by Bishop Vescy, in 1678, 
in folio, and recently have been reprinted at Oxford. 
To these may well be added the volume entitled " The 
Rawdon Papers," which consists of letters to and from 
the Bishop, edited by Rev. E. Borthwick. 8vo. Lon 
don, 1819. 

166^. GEORGE WILDE, LL. D. a native of Middlesex, edu 
cated at Merchant Tailors School, London, and a Fel 
low of St. John s College, Oxford, became Chaplain to 
Archbishop Laud, who preferred him to the vicarage of 
St. Giles , in Reading, Berkshire. Having espoused the 
royal cause, and become Preacher to King Charles, he 
suffered much loss and trouble from the Parliamentary 
and usurping powers ; and having been deprived of his 
Fellowship, he retired to London, and there continued 
to hold religious meetings at his oratory, in Fleet-street, 
where the usual service of the Church of England was 
constantly performed. [See Evelyn s Memoirs, vol. i. 
pp. 302-319. 4to. edit. 1819.] Upon the King s Res 
toration, Dr. Wilde was promoted to this See by patent 
dated January 22 ; and was consecrated at Dublin, on 
the 27th of that month. He was a man of great inge 
nuity, piety, public spirit, charity, and hospitality; and 
in his younger days remarkable for sallies of humour ; 
" a great wit in the University, and a great wisdom in 
the Church." [Lloyd s Memoirs.] Besides two Plays 
(one of them in Latin), never printed, he left a Sermon, 
on Psalm cxxii. 8, 9, preached before the House of Com 
mons, at Oxford, on March 3, 164| ; and (it is said) some 
other pieces. He died in Dublin, on December 29, 
1665(a) ; and was buried in the choir of Christ Church 
Cathedral, near the altar rails. 

(a) " By an even course of holiness and devotion, made up of fasting and 
prayer, a generous and magnificent hospitality, a diffusive charity, by these 



BISHOPS. 319 

By his will he showed himself a warm benefactor, 
so far as his means extended, to his College of St. John s, 
to Merchant Tailors School, to his parish of Faughan, 
and to the poor. 

1666. ROBERT MOSSOM, I). D. an Englishman, at this time 
Precentor of St. Patrick s, and Dean of Christ Church, 
Dublin, and also a Prebendary of York, was raised to this 
bishopric by patent dated March 26 ; and was consecrated 
in Christ Church, Dublin, on April 1. He was licensed 
to hold his deanery in commendam. He died at Derry, 
on December 21, 1679, and was buried in his cathedral. 

1679-80. MICHAEL WARD, D. D. Bishop of Ossory, was 
translated to this See on January 22. He was a person 
greatly esteemed for learning and sound judgment. He 
died at Derry, on October 3, 1681, and was buried in his 
cathedral. 

1681. EZECHIEL HOPKINS, D. D. Bishop of Raphoe, was 
translated hither on November 11. He contributed 
liberally to the beautifying of his cathedral, and furnished 
it with an organ and handsome communion plate. At 
the commencement of the troubles under King James II. 
he fled for safety to England ; and, not wishing to be 
idle, was appointed minister of one of the London 
churches. He died there on June 22, 1690, and was 
buried in the church of St. Mary, Aldermansbury. 

* He was a Prelate greatly esteemed for humility, 
modesty, hospitality, and charity, as also for his great 
learning and excellent preaching ; and was accounted no 
inconsiderable poet." 

and other parts of his pastoral cares his body and spirits were so wasted with 
pains and study in five years, that, repairing as a Peer to a Parliament in Dublin, 
in 1665, he brought death in his face thither; and preparing himself very late on 
Christinas Eve that year, for a sermon on Haggai, ii. 7, and Sacrament the next 
day at St. Bride s, in the same city, he felt it by a paroxysm seizing his heart, 
whereof he died the Friday after." [Lloyd s Memoirs.] 



320 DERRY. 

16i)2. WILLIAM KING, D. D. Dean of St. Patrick s, Dublin, 
succeeded by patent dated January 9. On the 25th of 
that month he was consecrated at Christ Church, Dublin. 
In 1702 he was advanced to the archbishopric of Dub 
lin. While sitting at Deny, he contributed largely to 
the building and repairing of churches within his diocese ; 
was a benefactor to the See ; founded a library at Deny 
for the use of the clergy and gentlemen of the diocese ; 
and by his will, dated in 1726, bequeathed to it a large 
and valuable collection of books, which he had purchased 
from the study of his predecessor, Bishop Hopkins(a). 

(a) In a very cursory glance at the contents of this library, I could perceive 
that it comprised many very valuable works, together with some which were cu 
rious and rare ; among them I chanced to see : 

The Complutensian Polyglott Bible. 

Walton s Polyglott. 

Index Expurgatorius Philippi II. Regis Hispaniae, cum Glossis, &c. 1 81110. 
Argentorati, 1599. 

Index Expurgatorius Gasparis Quiroga. 4to. Salmurii, 1601. 

Catechismus (Alex. Nowelli). 4to. Londini, Jo. Daye, 1574. 

Calvini Ratio et Forma publice Orandi Deum. 12 mo. Geneva, 1556. 

Acta Syiiodi Tridentinie, cum Antidoto, per Jo. Calvinum. 16mo. 1547. 

Jolliffi et Jonstoni Responsio ad Joh. Hoperi Articulos. 12mo. Antverpia-, 1564. 

Bp. Hooper, an Oversyght upon the holy Prophet Jonas. 16mo. London, by 
John Daye, 1550. 

The Arte and Crafte to dye well. 4to. Printed by Wynkyn de Worde (very 
imperfect). 

Bishop Richard Sampson s Letter, &c. 16mo. Strasburgh, 1554. 

"VValsingham s History of England, &c. Fol. London, 1574. 

There are also in the Library some Manuscripts, upon various subjects ; of these 
I met with : 

William Harrison s Chronology of the World, to A. D. 1588. 4 volumes in 
large folio, closely written. 

Exempla Vitiorum et Virtutum, 2 parts ; the second ending with the letter M. 
A small folio on vellum, of the fourteenth century, containing about 250 pages. 

Biblia Vulgata. 4to. Saec. xv. on vellum, well written in a small hand, with 
a few fair illuminations. 

A Treatise on Arithmetical Matters, in English. Folio, on paper. 

A Glossary of Words in the Northern Languages, Runic, &c. &c., explanatory 



BISHOPS. 321 

See a full account of the life and character of this 
prelate, in Ware s Lives of the Archbishops of Dublin. 
170. CHARLES HICKMAN, D. D. was a native of Northamp 
tonshire, was educated at Westminster School, and at 
Christ Church, Oxford. He became Chaplain to the 
Earl of Rochester, when Lord Lieutenant of Ireland ; 
next, to King William and Queen Mary ; and afterwards 
to Queen Anne. He was promoted to the See of Derry, 
by patent dated March 19; and was consecrated at 
Dunboyne, in the county of Meath, on June 11. He 
died at Fulham, near London, on November 22, 1713, 
aged 65 ; and was buried in Westminster Abbey, in that 
part which is called the Chapel of St. Blaise. The poor 
of Derry were not forgotten in his will. A portrait of 
him is preserved in the hall of Christ Church, Oxford. 
He published the following Sermons : 

1. A Sermon preached before the Lord Mayor of 
London. 4to. London, 1680. 

of certain English Terms. (Qusere, by Llhuyd ? or Bishop Nicolson ?) Small 
folio, on paper : the Title and first leaf of Preface are wanting. 

" Observationes qiuedam perutiles ad captum veteris Lingua) Anglicanre sive 
Saxonicoe." 4to. 1676. Written in the same hand as the foregoing " Glossary." 
On page 44 is the following memorandum : " Sent to Dr. Hickes(a), Sept r . 18, 
1696." The book, which contains much of Saxon literature, belonged to Bishop 
Nicolson, while he was a Tabardar of Queen s College, Oxford. Qua3re, if it be 
his composition ? 

Unhappily, there is no fund provided for sustaining and adding to this library : 
and many of the volumes have been sadly maimed and disfigured by an unskilful 
country bookbinder. 

(a) The following extract from the Preface to Hickes Thesaurus Linguarum veterum 
Septentrionalium (3 torn. fol. 1705) attests the author s deep sense of the acquirements, and 
also the habitual kindness of Bishop Nicolson : 

" Inter illos honorifice nominandus ob multijugam eruditionem, speciatim ob literarum 
Septentrionalium scientiam clarus, reverendus admodum Praesul D. Gulielmus Nicolsonus, 
nuper Archidiaconus et nunc Episcopus Carleolensis ; qui pluries a nobis in difficilibus et 
obscuris, tanquam Oraculum plan consultus, semper ad nos responsa lucis plena, quibus 
omnia explicabat, summa cum humanitate ct sine mora dcdit." 



322 DERRY. 

2. A Sermon preached before the Levant Company. 
4 to. London, 1681. 

3. A Sermon preached before the Lord Mayor. 4to. 
London, 1686. 

4. A Sermon preached before the House of Commons. 
4to. London, 1690. 

5. A Sermon preached before the Queen. 4to. Lon 
don, 1690. 

6. A Sermon preached before the Queen. 4to. Lon 
don, 1692. 

7. A Sermon preached before the Queen during Lent. 
4to. London, 1693. 

8. A Sermon preached on St. Caecilia s Day. 4to. 
London, 1695. 

9. Fourteen Sermons preached at St. James s, West 
minster. 8vo. London, 1706. 

10. Twelve Sermons on the principal Festivals. 8vo. 
London, 1713. 

171J. JOHN HARTSTONGE, D. D. Bishop of Ossory, was 
translated to Derry, by patent dated March 3 ; and was 
admitted by the Primate on May 15. He died at Dub 
lin, on January 30, 1716, and was buried at St. An 
drew s, in that city. 

171. ST. GEORGE ASHK, D.D. Bishop of Clogher, succeeded 
by patent dated February 25 ; and was enthroned on 
June 19. [D. R.] He died in Dublin, on February 27, 
171J, and was buried in Christ Church Cathedral. The 
Bishop was a man of learning, and was a Member of the 
Royal Society. He bequeathed all his mathematical 
books and instruments to the University of Dublin. 
(See an account of his writings, in the diocese of Cloyne.) 

1718. WILLIAM NICOLSON, D. D. was born at Orton, in 
Cumberland, on Whitsunday, in the year 1655. [MS. 
Diary.] He became a Prebendary, and afterwards Arch- 



BISHOPS. 323 

deacon of Carlisle; and in 1702 was consecrated Bishop 
of that diocese. From thence he was translated to 
Deny, by patent dated May 2 ; and was enthroned on 
June 22. [D. R.] In February 1726 he was advanced 
to the archbishopric of Casket, under which diocese see 
a further account of him. Bishop Gibson, in a note to 
his edition of Camden s Britannia (fol. 1722) calls him, 
while he was Archdeacon of Carlisle, " a man eminent 
for his knowledge in the languages of the Northern na 
tions; 1 and states that he had made large collections 
towards the antiquities of the whole province of York, 
which were then (1722) in the library of the Dean and 
Chapter of Carlisle. Some manuscript volumes of his 
private Diary are still in possession of his descendants 
in Ireland; one of them, which I have perused, is full of 
interesting information, and breathes an uniform spirit 
of Christian uprightness, piety, and content. 

172f. HENRY DOWNES, D. D. Bishop of Meath, succeeded. 
His patent bears date February 8. He died on Janu 
ary 14, 1734, and was buried in St. Mary s Church, at 
Dublin. 

1734-5. THOMAS RUNDLE, D. C. L. was a native of Devon 
shire, was educated at Oxford, and became Chaplain to 
Lord Chancellor Talbot, through whose influence he 
was made Treasurer of Salisbury, Archdeacon of Wilts, 
and subsequently a Prebendary of Durham. He was 
advanced to this bishopric by patent dated July 17 ; and 
was consecrated at Dunboyne on August 3, and was en 
throned on August 17. He died in Dublin, on April 15, 
1743; and was buried in St. Peter s churchyard, where a 
handsome monument has been erected to his memory. 
Some particulars of his life and opinions may be seen, 
prefixed to an edition of his Letters by Dallaway, 8vo. 
Dublin, 1789. He published the following discourses: 
ULSTER.] 2 u 



324 DERRY. 

1. A Sermon on the 5th Day of November. 8vo. 
London, 1718. 

2. A Sermon on behalf of the Colony of Georgia. 
4to. London, 1734. 

3. A Sermon on the Anniversary of the Irish Rebel 
lion. 4to. Dublin, 1735. 

4. A Sermon before the Incorporated Society for Pro 
testant Schools. 4to. Dublin, 1736. 

1743. CAREW REYNELL, D. D. Bishop of Down and Con 
nor, was translated to Derry on May 6, and was en 
throned by proxy on June 28. (D. R.) He died on 
January 1, 174J. 

While he was Chancellor of Bristol, he published the 
following Sermons: 

1. A Sermon upon the 5th Day of November. 4to. 
London, 1729. 

2. A Sermon on the 30th Day of January. 4to. 
London, 1729. 

3. A Sermon on erecting the Infirmary at Bristol, 
&c, 4to. Bristol, 1738. 

1745. GEORGE STONE, D. D. Bishop of Kildare, was trans 
lated to Derry, by patent dated May 11, and was en 
throned on July 22. He presented an excellent organ 
to his cathedral. In 1747 he was advanced to the arch 
bishopric of Armagh. 

1747. WILLIAM BARNARD, D. D. Bishop of Raphoe, suc 
ceeded. His patent bears date March 19. This excel 
lent and amiable man died in Queen-street, Westminster, 
on January 10, 1768, and was buried in Westminster 
Abbey, where a monument is erected to his memory, in 
the part called Islip s Chapel, bearing the following in 
scription : 

" Beatam resurrectionem expectat 

Reverendus admodum in Christo pater, 

GULIKLMUS BARNAUD, S. T. P. 



BISHOPS. 325 

hujusce Ecclesiae collegiatae 
primd alumnus, delude Praebendarius, 

Roffensis postea Decanus : 

Hinc ad Episcopatus in Hibernia 

RAPOTENSBM 1744, DERRIENSEM 1747 

Rege Georgio II. provectus. 

In pauperibus sublevandis 
in Ecclesiis reficiendis, instituendis, dotandis 

quantam exercuit munificentiam 
Dioecesis ilia, cui annos plus viginti praefuit, 

diu sentiet et agnoscet. 
In ANGLIAM valetudinis causa reversus 

LONDINI decessit, 

Januarii x. Anno Domini 1768. 

^Etatis 72." 

1768. HON. FREDERICK AUGUSTUS HERVEY, D. D. (after 
wards the fourth Earl of Bristol) Bishop of Cloyne, suc 
ceeded by patent dated February 18, and was enthroned 
on March 31. He was born in 1730, was educated at 
Westminster School, and at Corpus Christi College, 
Cambridge ; and was Chaplain in ordinary to the King, 
and principal clerk of the Privy Seal, before he came 
over to Ireland. 

The talents, and also the eccentricities of this extra 
ordinary prelate have become matters of public history, 
from the conspicuous part which he played among the 
Irish Delegates of the year 1782. His private character 
was one of many excellencies. His taste was refined ; he 
was a most liberal patron of the fine arts ; and both the 
city and diocese of Derry bear testimony to his great mu 
nificence. Amongst many other benefactions, he erected 
a spire on the cathedral, and gave 1000 towards the 
building of the bridge of Derry. The latter years of 
his life were chiefly spent on the Continent of Europe. 
He died at Albano, in Italy, on July 18, 1803, in the 
seventy-fifth year of his age, having presided over this 



326 DERRY. 

diocese five and thirty years. His body was brought to 
England, in April 1804, and was interred in the church 
of Ick worth, near Bury St. Edmund s, Suffolk, the an 
cient family seat of the Herveys. There is no monu 
ment to the Bishop within the church ; but in the park 
an obelisk has been raised to his memory, by the contri 
butions of the inhabitants of Deny, of all denominations: 
it bears the following inscription : 

" Sacred to the memory of 
Frederick Earl of Bristol, 

Bishop of Deny, 
who during 35 years that he presided 

over that See, endeared himself 

to all denominations of Christians 

resident in that extensive diocese. 

He was the friend and protector of them all. 

His great patronage was 
uniformly administered upon the purest and 

most disinterested principles. 

Various and important public works 

were undertaken at his instigation, 

and completed by his munificence : 

And hostile sects, which had long entertained 

feelings of deep animosity towards each other, 

were gradually softened and reconciled 

by his influence and example. 

Grateful for benefits 

Avhich they can never forget, 

The inhabitants of Derry 

have erected at Ickworth, 

where his mortal remains are deposited, 

this durable record of their attachment. 

The Roman Catholic Bishop 

and the Dissenting Minister resident at Derry 

were among those that contributed 

to this monument." 



BISHOPS. 327 

On the other side of the obelisk is inscribed : 

" Opus hoc concivium benevolentia 

Patri institutum 

grato animo accepit, et qua par est pietate 
auxit Filius." 

In the house at Ickworth there is a marble bust of 
the Bishop, and also a full-length portrait of him, painted 
by Angelica KaufFman ; an engraving from this latter is 
given in Gage s History and Antiquities of Suffolk. 4to. 
London, 1838. 

1803. HON. WILLIAM KNOX, D. D. Bishop of Killaloe, was 
translated to Derry on September 9, and was enthroned 
on September 23. 

The philanthropy and benevolence of this prelate 
were largely displayed, not only in Derry, but through 
out his diocese. Almost every public institution found 
in him a generous and active patron ; the cathedral, the 
schools, the Loan Fund, the Mendicity Association, and 
the Clergymen s Widows Fund, and likewise other 
churches of the diocese, dispensaries, schools, and various 
charitable institutions, partook largely of his care and 
bounty. Some particulars on this subject may be found 
in the Ordnance Survey of this county. He died in Lon 
don, on July 10, 1831, aged 71, and was there buried 
in the chapel of North Audley-street. 

In testimony of the general respect and esteem in 
which his character was holden by all classes, a marble 
monument was erected to his memory in the cathedral, 
by subscriptions of the clergy and laity of his diocese, of 
all denominations ; it bears the following inscription : 

" Sacred to the memory of the Honourable and Right Reverend 

WILLIAM KNOX, D. D. Lord Bishop of Derry. 
This monument has been erected by the Clergy and Laity 
of all denominations of his Diocese, 



328 DERRY. 

to perpetuate the remembrance of that tolerant and Christian spirit 

which for twenty- seven years marked his Episcopate ; 

that munificence which reared and fostered the public 

Institutions of this city; and that unaffected benevolence, 

which, animating and adorning his life, secured the gratitude 

and even the affections of all classes of Society. 

He died the 10th July 1831, in the 74th 

year of his age." 

1831. HON. RICHARD PONSONBY, D. D. Bishop of Killaloe, 
and formerly Dean of St. Patrick s, Dublin, succeeded 
by patent dated September 21. He was enthroned on 
October 2. He is the present bishop. In 1834, by the 
death of Bishop Bissett, the diocese of Raphoe became 
annexed to that of Derry, under the Church Tempora 
lities Act. The Bishop has printed a Sermon, preached 
in aid of a dispensary. 8vo. London, 1834(a). 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

The records of this Cathedral having been lost in the Civil 
Wars of Ulster, we do not know at what period the 
Chapter was founded. We find mention of it as early 
as 1294. On March 3, 1629-30, it received a new in- 

(a) The writer of the Ecclesiastical Notices, which occur in the " Ordnance 
Survey of the County of Londonderry," concludes his account of the Prelates in 
these terms : " It would be an unworthy omission to close these slight sketches 
of the Bishops of Derry of the Established Church (materials are wanting to do 
equal justice to the Roman Catholic), without the concluding remark, that they 
present a succession of individuals distinguished for learning, talents, or virtues, 
and not unfrequently for all these united, which would not be disparaged by a 
comparison with the Prelates of any other See in the island." 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 329 

corporation from King Charles I. ; the patent ordaining 
that it should consist of a Dean, an Archdeacon, and 
three Prebendaries, viz. of Commyr, Moville, and Agha- 
dowy. Among other rights and privileges conferred 
upon the Chapter, it was freed from all payment of First 
Fruits. On December 31, 1631, that patent was sur 
rendered, and on the 7th of March following a second 
was granted. 

Bishop King observed (about 1691), " the Archdeacon 
and Prebendaries are merely nominal, having no juris 
diction ; nor is there any obligation on them to attend 
the Cathedral, except when a Chapter is called, or an 
Ordination requires their attendance. They are endowed 
no otherwise than as plain Rectors, each having the 
glebes and tithes of a parish for his subsistence ; and they 
are obliged to reside, and have cure of souls, as much as 
any other Rectors in the diocese. It were much to the 
honour and advantage of the Cathedral that new letters 
patent should be taken out for settling the Chapter, in 
which more members may be added, and those obliged 
to attend the Bishop and Cathedral, at least at Ordina 
tions and examination of clergymen, and at such other 
solemn acts as require the presence of clergymen by the 
Canons." [V. B.] 

CHAPTER SEAL. 

The Seal of the Chapter, which is engraved in Harris s 
Ware, dated 1700, is still preserved, and in ordinary use. 

DEANS. 

A. D. 1294. PETER is Dean. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 
1319. THOMAS appears. [Ibid.] 

1365. ARTHUR M C BRUYN(MBRIEN?), a Canon of Armagh, 
was appointed Dean about this time. [Reg. Sweetman.] 
1388. WILLIAM WHITE appears. [Cod. Clar. 36.] 



330 DERRY. 

1397. WILLIAM M C CAMAILL. [Cod. Clar. 36, and Registr. 

Armagh.] 
1428. DONAT, or DONALD O CHERBHALLAN (O CAROLAN), 

is Dean. [Reg. Swayne.] 

1440. DERMIT appears. [Ibid.] 

1540. Notice is taken in this year, that the Dean of Derry 
[his name is not given] ofO Donnell s country, had 
impetrated certain provisions from Rome, and had trea 
cherously practised with the King of Scots to aid OT)on- 
nell. It was made a charge against Lord Leonard Grey, 
the Lord Deputy, that he had let the Dean out of prison. 
[D Alton s Hist, of Drogheda.] 

15 . WILLIAM M C TAGART, who had been a Roman Catho 
lic, was Dean of this Cathedral, and Vicar of the parish 
of Derry. The date of his appointment is not known. 
He is mentioned in the Inquisitions of Ulster, as being 
the last Dean who came in by the Pope s authority, and 
as still living in 1609, though dispossessed by authority 
of the Crown ; and as holding some land which he had 
formerly gotten in right of his deanery. It further ap 
pears, by the Ulster Visitation Book, that he w r as living 
in 1622, and then held the benefices of Termoneeny and 
Kilcronaghan. 

161^. WILLIAM WEBBE, who was beneficed in the dioceses 
of Raphoe and Dromore, was presented on March 2. 
[Patents of James I.] Yet I think he came earlier into 
actual possession, and succeeded M c Tagart in 1603; al 
though perhaps he was not formally appointed by letters 
patent, as his Roman Catholic predecessor was still living 
at that time. [See Inquis. Ulster.] 

1621 ? or 1622. HENRY SUTTON, M. A. Dean of Waterford, 
was presented on May 3. [Lib. Mun.] On June 25 
following he received a new presentation, to the deanery 
and the benefices which formed its corps. He was re- 



DEANS. 331 

appointed by name in the new Charter of 1629. [Rolls 
Office.] Bishop Downham calls him " a man very well 
qualified, both for his learning and conversation." [Vis. 
Book.] In 1635 he exchanged this deanery for that 
of Limerick. 

1635. MICHAEL WANDESFORD, Dean of Limerick, having 
been permitted by the Crown to exchange preferment 
with his predecessor, was presented by patent dated No 
vember 9 [Lib. Mun.], and was instituted and installed 
on May 24, 1636. (FF.) He presented some commu 
nion plate to the Cathedral. He died in 1637. 

163J. JAMES MARGETSON, D. D. Dean ofWaterford, was 
presented on December 22, and instituted on March 26. 
(FF.) In 1639 he resigned, and became Dean of Christ 
Church, Dublin ; at the Restoration he was made Arch 
bishop of Dublin; and in 1663 was advanced to be Pri 
mate. During his incumbency a grant of 500 was 
made by the Crown, for the purchase of a ring of bells 
for the Cathedral. [Rolls Office.] 

1639-40. GODFREY RHODES, B. D. Treasurer of St. Pa 
trick s, Dublin, succeeded, by patent dated February 26, 
and was instituted on April 7. (FF.) He vacated by 
death. 

16 ( [PETER WENTWORTH? It is surmised in the Ord 
nance Survey of the County Londonderry, that P. Went- 
worth may have been Dean of Derry, because it appears 
that the widow of Dean Wentworth held some lands in 
the parish of Clondermot. Wentworth was Dean of 
Armagh ; but I do not believe that he was in any way 
connected with the Cathedral of Deny.] 

1661. GEORGE BEAUMONT, D. D. was presented on Novem 
ber 8 [Lib. Mun.] or May 25. [Rolls Office.] He was 
admitted and installed on March 14. (FF.) (I cannot 
reconcile these conflicting dates). 
ULSTER.] 2 x 



332 DERRY. 

1663. GEORGE HOLLAND, Archdeacon of Deny, succeeded 
by patent dated November 16 ; and was installed on No 
vember 28. (FF.) 

1670 or 1671. WILLIAM LIGHTBURNE, D. D. Prebendary of 
Comber, was presented on June 4 ; instituted on July 30 ; 
and installed on August 2. (FF.) He died in Sept. 1671. 

16 7J. JOHN LESLEY, M. A. (ordained Deacon and Priest 
March 25, 1660) [V. B. Raphoe] ; instituted and installed 
January 11. (FF. ) 

1672. PETER MANBY, D. D. formerly a Scholar of Trinity 
College, Dublin, a Canon of Kildare, was presented on 
September 17, and was installed on December 21. He 
was Chaplain to Archbishop Boyle, of Dublin. Having 
been disappointed in his hopes of attaining a bishopric, 
he joined the Church of Rome. In 1686 King James II. 
granted him a dispensation under the Great Seal, dated 
July 21, authorizing him to retain the deanery notwith 
standing his having declared himself a Roman Catholic ! 
In 1688 the same King made him an Alderman of Derry. 
After the battle of the Boyne he retreated into France. 
He died in London in 1697. He has left some contro 
versial pieces behind him, viz. 

1. A Letter to a Non- Conformist Minister. 4to. Lon 
don, 1677. 

2. A Discourse of Abstinence in the Time of Lent. 
4to. Dublin, 1682. 

3. Of Confession to a lawful Priest. 24mo. London, 
1686. 

4. The Reasons which obliged P. Manby to embrace 
the Catholic Religion. 4to. Dublin, 1687. [N. B. This 
was answered by Archbishop King.] 

5. A Reformed Catechism concerning the English 
Reformation, in reply to Mr. King. 4to. Dublin, 1688. 
[Archbishop King replied to this piece also.] 

6. A Letter to a Friend. 4to. Dublin, 1688. 



DEANS. 333 

1690? PETER MORRIS succeeded Manby. He died on 
July 2, 1690. [Ordnance Survey.] (Quaere this?) 

169^. THOMAS WALLIS, M. A. was presented on February 
10. [Lib. Mun.] He was Dean of Waterford ; and, 
having suffered much during the troubles of King James s 
reign, was recommended for preferment to King William ; 
who, at his own request, conferred on him this deanery ^ 
in preference to the bishopric of Derry, which was vacant 
at the same time. He died on November 26, 1695. 
[Ordnance Survey.] 

1695. COOTE ORMSBY, B. D. was presented on September 9. 
[Lib. Mun.] He was Chaplain to Lord Capel, the Lord 
Deputy of Ireland. He died on January 30, 1699-1700. 

1699-1700. JOHN BOLTON, D. D. (ordained Priest on De 
cember 23, 1677) was presented on February 20 [Lib. 
Mun.] ; instituted on September 25 ; and installed on 
October 16. (FF.) He died in 1724. 

1724. GEORGE BERKELEY, D. D. (the Philosopher) Dean 
of Dromore, was presented on May 2 [Lib. Mun.] ; in 
stituted May 14 ; and installed on the same day. [D. 
Reg.] In 1733 he was advanced to the bishopric of 
Cloyne. 

173|. GEORGE STONE, M. A. Dean of Ferns, succeeded. 
His patent is dated March 1 1 ; he was instituted on March 
14 ; and installed on April 3. [D. R.] In 1740 he was 
raised to the bishopric of Ferns ; in 1 743 was translated 
to Kildare; in 1745 to Derry; and in 1747 was made 
Primate. 

1740. ROBERT DOWNES, M. A. Prebendary of Comber, was 
presented on August 4. [Lib. Mun.] It is reported that 
he was greatly beloved and esteemed in Derry. In 
1744 he was raised to the bishopric of Ferns; in 1752 
was translated to Down and Connor; and in 1753 to 
Raphoe. 



334 DKRRY. 

1744. ARTHUR SMYTH, D. D. Dean of Raphoe, was pre 
sented on August 28 ; was instituted next day ; and in 
stalled on September 15. [D. R.] During his incum 
bency here, he published " A Sermon preached at 
Londonderry, on Occasion of the Rebellion in Scotland." 
4to. Dublin, 1745. In March 1752, he was raised to 
the bishopric of Clonfert ; and was subsequently trans 
lated to Down, to Meath, and to the archbishopric of 
Dublin. 

1752. RIGHT HON. PHILIP SYDNEY SMYTH, LL. D. (sixth 
Viscount Strangford), Precentor of Elphin, and a Pre 
bendary of Cork, was presented on April 7 [Lib. Mun.] ; 
and instituted on May 12. [D. R.] In 1746 the King 
had bestowed on him the deanery of St. Patrick s, Dub 
lin, on the assumption that the Crown was the rightful 
patron of that dignity ; but his appointment was strenu 
ously resisted by the Chapter, who, after a protracted 
lawsuit, obtained a legal decision in favour of their ancient 
right of electing their Dean. Lord Strangford resigned 
his deanery, in exchange for the archdeaconry, in 1769 ; 
and died on April 29, 1787. 

1769. THOMAS BARNARD, D. D. Archdeacon of Deny, was 
presented on May 26 ; and was instituted on June 2. 
(FF.) He was a person of considerable talent, an inti 
mate friend of Johnson, Goldsmith, and Sir Joshua 
Reynolds. In 1780 he was raised to the bishopric of 
Killaloe. 

1780. WILLIAM CECIL PERY, M. A. Dean of Killaloe, was 
presented on February 17. In the next year he was 
raised to the bishopric of Killala; and in 1784 was 
translated to Limerick. In 1790 he was created Baron 
Glentworth. 

1781. EDWARD EMILY, M. A. was educated at Westminster 
School, and at the University of Cambridge. He was 



DEANS. 335 

appointed Dean by patent dated May 25; and was in 
stituted on June 21. He resigned this deanery on No 
vember 13, 1783, having exchanged preferment with his 
successor. He died in 1792. 

1783. JOHN HUME, M. A. a native of P^ngland, educated at 
Westminster School, and at Christ Church, Oxford, be 
came a Prebendary of Salisbury. His appointment to 
this deanery bears date March 14 ; he was instituted on 
March 28 ; and installed next day. [D. R.] He pub 
lished " A Fast Sermon, preached at Derry, on April 19, 
1793," 4to. Londonderry, 1793; and "An Address to 
the Parishioners of Templemore," 1793. [Anthol. Hib.] 
He held the deanery till his death, on January 14, 1808, 
in the seventy-fifth year of his age. He was buried in 
the churchyard, under the eastern window of his cathe 
dral; where a small column of Portland stone, sur 
mounted by an urn, is raised to his memory. 

1818. JAMES SAURIN, D. D. Archdeacon of Dublin, was pre 
sented on April 7 ; instituted on June 6 ; and installed 
same day. (He had formerly been Curate of St. Dou- 
lough s, near Dublin, and Vicar of Rosinallis, in the dio 
cese of Kildare). In the next year he was advanced to 
the bishopric of Dromore. 

1820. THOMAS BUNBURY GOUGH, M. A. (brother of the first 
Lord Gough), Chancellor of Ardfert, was presented by 
patent dated January 28 ; was instituted February 10 ; 
and installed February 12. [D. R.] He is the present 
Dean. 



330 DERRY. 



ARCHDEACONS. 

1179. GIOLLA DOMHNAILL O FoRAMAiN, " Aircinneach 
[Archdeacon?] of Ardstraw," died. [Four Masters.] 

1180. MACRAITH O DAIGHRE (O DEERY), " Aircinneach of 
Deny," died. [Ibid.] 

1218. MAELISA O DAIGHRE, Archdeacon, died. [Ibid, and 
MS. Trin. Coll. Dubl. F. i. 18.] 

1233. GEOFFRY O DAIGHRE, "Aircinneach ofDerry Co- 
lumbkille," died. [Four Masters.] [N. B. It may be 
questioned whether these four persons were in reality 
Archdeacons of the diocese.] 

1298. MICHAEL O CAHAN appears. [MS. Trin. Coll. Dubl. 
F. i. 18.] 

1369. WILLIAM MORSE (probably WILLIAM MORICE, Arch 
deacon of Armagh) is Archdeacon. [Reg. Sweetman.] 

1427. MAGONIUS O DONNELL is Archdeacon. He appears 
again in 1431. [Reg. Swayne.] 

143- ? LAURENCE is named as Archdeacon. [MS. Marsh.] 

1435. DONALD O CAHAN is Archdeacon. We find him still 
holding the office in 1458 and 1460. [Reg. Prene.] 

1528. JOHN O GALLAGHER is Archdeacon. [Reg. Cromer.] 

1 ? THOMAS WINTER, M. A. was Archdeacon. In 1608 

we find him Treasurer of Cashel. He was deprived in 
1612, for non-residence. [Rot. Pat. 10 Jac. L] But 
shortly afterwards the King gave him the deanery of 
Cloyne. 

1612. OWEN M C CAWELL (or M C CAGHWELL) was presented 
by the Crown, upon the deprivation of Winter. His 
patent is dated April 30. [Ibid.] 



ARCHDEACONS. 337 

1622. JOHN RICHARDSON, D. D. a native of Chester, or its 
vicinity, became a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. 
We find hihi Archdeacon at this time ; and he was 
re-appointed by name in the new Charter of 1629. 
[Rolls Office.] He likewise held a prebend in the 
Church of Armagh. In 1633 he was advanced to the 
bishopric of Ardagh; and was allowed to hold his arch 
deaconry in commendam for one year. 

1635. GEORGE HOLLAND is named as Archdeacon in this 
year. [Vis. Book.] If this be correct, he appears to 
have resigned, and to have accepted the archdeaconry 
a second time. See below. 

16jg. EDWARD STANHOPE was presented by the Crown, on 
January 10. [Lib. Mun.] He was instituted on April 
22. (FF.) At the Rebellion of 1641 he met with such 
violent ill-usage, that he died of a pestilential fever, 
brought on by distress, in that year, or the beginning of 
1642. [Reid.] 

166^. GEORGE HOLLAND was admitted on March 14 (FF.); 
and was installed on April 10. Dr. Reid states that he 
had previously been pensioned under the government of 
Cromwell (II. p. 354.) In 1663 he was made Dean. 

166J. JONATHAN EDWARDS, LL. D. a Prebendary of Kil 
kenny , and Chancellor of Ferns, was installed on Febru 
ary 16. (FF.) He appears in 1679; but I have not 
learned when he ceased to be Archdeacon. 

16 ? - - WALKER (the father of George Walker, the histo 
rian of the Siege of Derry) was Archdeacon. I have not 
found the date of his appointment. Thoresby, in his 
work called " DucatusLeodiensis,"p. 540, mentions that 
he possessed some manuscript Sermons of this Archdea 
con Walker. 

168f ROGER FORD, B. D. collated February 26. [V. B.] 

1727. JOSEPH ROTHERY, M. A. appears. [D. R.] He died 
in 1731, and was buried in Dublin. 



338 DERRY. 

1731. BENJAMIN BACON, M. A. and B. D. collated August 
17; installed August 21. [D. R.] He resigned in 
1736. 

1736. Louis SAURIN, D. D. Dean of Ardagh, and Precen 
tor of Christ Church, Dublin, was collated on May 14; 
and installed on June 3. [D. R,] He died in Septem 
ber, 1749. 

1749. EDWARD GOLDING, B. A. collated November 9; in 
stalled November 16. [D. R.] He resigned in 1761. 

1761. THOMAS BARNARD, D. D. (eldest son of Dr. Barnard, 
Bishop of Derry) was educated at Westminster School. 
He was collated to the archdeaconry on June 3. [D. R.] 
In 1769 he resigned, and became Dean ; and in 1781 was 
advanced to the bishopric of Killaloe. 

1769. RIGHT HON. PHILIP SYDNEY SMYTH, LL. D. (sixth 
Viscount Strangford), was Dean of this Cathedral, and 
exchanged his dignity with Dr. Barnard. He was col 
lated on June 2 (FF.), but appears to have resigned in 
1774. He died on April 29, 1787. 

1774. JOHN STANLEY MONCK, LL. D. (brother of the first 
Viscount Monck) collated December 8. [D. R.] 

1785. LEWIS BURROUGHS, D. D. collated April 23. He died 
in 1786. 

1786. CLOTWORTHY SODEN, B. A. collated September 19. 
(FF.) He resigned in 1795. 

1795. NEWBURGH BURROUGHS, M. A. collated June 9. (FF.) 
He died in 1798. 

1798. TREFUSIS LOVELL, B. A. Prebendary of Aghadowie; 
collated August 29. (FF.) He is honorably noticed 
as having assisted the Rev. G. V. Sampson, in drawing 
up the Statistical Survey of the County of Londonderry. 
He resigned his archdeaconry in 1813, and accepted the 
rectory of St. Luke s, in London. 

1813. THOMAS TIPPING AVELING, B. A. collated Septem- 



ARCHDEACONS. 339 

bcr 20; installed September 23. [D. R.] He died on 
September 22, 1820. 

1820. THOMAS BEWLY MONSELL, M. A. collated October 16 ; 
installed October 20. [D. R.] In 1829 lie became a 
Prebendary of Christ Church, Dublin; but in 1837 re 
signed his prebend, and was elected by the Dean and 
Chapter to execute the office of Pryecentor, the appoint 
ment to which dignity had been suspended by the Privy 
Council. He died, of fever, in November, 1846. 

1846. BENJAMIN BLOOMFIELD GOUGH, M. A. of Corpus 
Christi College, Cambridge (son of Rev. T. B. Gough, 
Dean of Derry), was collated on December 29 ; and in 
stalled on January 1, 1847. [D. R.] He resigned in 
September, 1849, for the rectory of Urney. 

1849. JOHN HAYDEN, M. A. Rector of Upper Cumber; col 
lated in September. He has published a Sermon 
preached in the Cathedral of Derry, on May 20, 1849, 
in behalf of the Distressed Clergy of the South and 
West of Ireland. 8vo. Dublin, 1849. 



TREASURER. 

I have no other evidence of the existence of this dignitary 
in the Church of Derry, than a single entry among the 
patents of Philip and Mary, given thus in the Liber 
Munerum Hibernise : 

1554. " DIONYSIUS CLAN, Treasurer of Derry ; patent dated 
October 25." Perhaps " Derry" is a mistake for some 
other diocese. 

ULSTER.] 2 Y 



340 



DERRY 



CANONS 

1229. GERARD O CATHAN, the Canon, esteemed the most 
learned of the whole order, died. [Four Masters.] 



These persons appear 
as Canons, at a 
Visitation of the 
Chapter of Derry, 
holden at Bangor, 
on October 16th, 
1397, by John Col- 
ton, Archbishop of 
Armagh. [Reg. 
Armagh.] 



1397. SIMON O FENACHTY. 

JOHN M c EoE. 

DONALD M C LACHLYN. 

DAVID O MORYSON. 

LAURENCE M C CALMER. 

MAURICE O KYNAELE. 

ROGER O DuYLL. 

ODO M C HEYGE (or TEYGE). 

MAURICE O CATHAN. 

JOHN O CASSELY. 
Circa 1430. ODO M-OATHMAYU, =j Arc named as Canong 

at this period. 

[MS. Marsh.] 
EUGENE O FERGILL, 

1406. ODO M c TnAiG appears as a Canon. [Reg. Fleming.] 
1427. MAURICE MCLOSKAIGH. [Reg. Swayne.] 

. DERMIT M C CLOSGAIDH. [Ibid.] 

. JOHN O CoMONOCLAD. [Ibid.] 

. MAURICE O CATHAN. [Ibid.] He appears again in 

1458, when he is styled " Comorban of St. Canice of 

Drummessa." 
1442. ODO MKATHMAILL, or MCAGHWELL. [Ibid.] He 

was a Canon in 1460. 
1455. ROGER MGUONY. [Reg. Prene.] 
1458. JOHN O KERULAN (O CAROLAN). [Ibid.] 



HENRY, 

BERNARD O FERGILL, f 



CANONS. 341 

1463. ARTHUR M C KATHMAILL. [Reg. Prene.] 

1529. CORMAC O MORISSA, or O MURGHAN. [Reg. Cromer.] 

. BERNARD M C GONSENAN. [Ibid.] 

. DONAT O CAGHWELL (or M C CAMHAILL). [Ibid.] 

1534. JOHN O BAILL, " Dean of M****." [Ibid.] 

. NELAN O CAROLAN ; he was Official of the Diocese 

[Ibid.] 

1540. JOHN M C TAGART is mentioned as being a Canon of 
Deny ; and was appointed to the prebend of Connor, in 
the church of Connor, on January 7. [Reg. Armagh.] 



PREBENDARIES. 

1. COMBER, Or COMMYR. 

1622. EDMUND HARRISON, B. D. appears; " an ancient 
preacher, a man very well qualified both for life and 
learning." [Reg. Vis.] He was re-appointed in the 
new Charter of 1629. [Rolls Office.] 

1631. CHARLES VAUGHAN, M. A. was instituted on Octo 
ber 6. (FF.) He was named in the second Charter, 
granted on March 7, 1633. He continued to hold this 
prebend in 1664, being then D. D. [Reg. Armagh.] 

1668. WILLIAM LIGIITBURNE, B. A. Precentor of Christ 
Church, Dublin, and a Prebendary of St. Patrick s ; col 
lated and installed on June 23. (FF.) In 1670 he was 
made Dean. (See more of him in the diocese of Dublin.) 

1670. WILLIAM SMYTH, M. A. Domestic Chaplain to Pri 
mate Margetson, was collated by the Primate on July 30, 
and was installed on August 2. (FF.) It is probable 



342 DERRY. 

that he is the person who was Treasurer of Armagh in 
1667, and in 1673 was made Dean of Dromore. (See 
under Armagh.) 

1673. ROGER WARING, M. A. collated October 6. [V.B.] 
He became a Prebendary of Connor, and Archdeacon of 
Dromore. 

1694. ROBERT GOURNEY appears. [D.R.] In 1704 he was 
the Chapter s Proctor to Convocation. He died in 1734. 

1734. ROBERT DOWNES, M. A. (son of Dr. Downes, Bishop 
of Derry) was educated at Merton College, Oxford. He 
became successively Rector of Balteagh, of Desert-Mar 
tin, and of Kilcronaghan. He was collated May 4, and 
installed June 2. [D. R.] In 1740 he was made Dean. 

1740. RIGHT HON. CHARLES TALBOT BLAYNEY, M. A. 
(eighth Lord Blayney), collated August 14, installed 
August 23. [D. R.] In 1750 was he made Dean of 
Killaloe? He died in 1761. 

1761. EDWARD LEDWICH, LL. D. a Prebendary of Christ 
Church, Dublin, collated November 6. (FF.) In 1765 
he became Archdeacon of Kildare, and in 1772 was 
elected Dean of that cathedral. He died in 1782. 

1782. RICHARD WADDY, M. A. collated July 13. (FF.) He 
died on January 30, 1806. 

1806. FRANCIS GOULDSBURY, M. A. Prebendary of Moville, 
collated February 7. (FF.) He died on December 9,1830. 

1830. FRANCIS BROWNLOW, M. A. collated December 22, 
installed December 31. [D. R.] He died in October, 
1847. 

1847. THOMAS LINDESAY; collated November 23, installed 
next day. 

2. MOVILLE. 

1621. ROBERT KEANE, or KENE, M. A. appears. [Reg. Vis.] 
He was Rector of Camus in 1616. Bishop Downham 



PREBENDARIES. 343 

calls him " a good preacher and a man of unblameable 
conversation." He was re-appointed by name in the 
new Charter of 1629. [Rolls Office.] 
1634. JAMES DOWNHAM (or DOWNAME), admitted Septem 
ber . (FF.) In 1655 he received an annual allow 
ance of 50 from Cromwell s Government, as minister 
at Ballyshannon. Quaere, if he was made a Prebend 
ary of Armagh, soon after the Restoration of King 
Charles II.? 

1661. C. DOWNHAME, M. A. [Registr. Armagh.] 

1662. JOHN BUNBURY, M. A. collated August 21, or 22. 
(FF.) 

1672. ROBERT ECHLIN, M. A. (ordained Deacon in January, 
1662, Priest on 15th March, 1662) was collated and in 
stalled on June 28. (FF.) He was Chancellor of Down, 
and a Prebendary of Clogher. He held this prebend in 
1679, but I do not know when he vacated. 

1714. SAMUEL ELWOOD, M. A. appears as Prebendary. 
[D. R.] He resigned on 17th March, 172^. Quaere, 
whether he was Prebendary of Mayne, in the cathedral 
of Kilkenny ? 

1721. PETER WARD, D. D. [D. R.] 

1740. GEORGE ALCOCK, M. A. appears. [D. R.] He re 
signed in 1747. 

1747. JOHN TORRENS, M. A. afterwards D. D. was collated 
April 15, and installed April 20. [D. R.] He was 
Vicar-General of the diocese for many years. His grand 
son, Dr. John Torrens, is the present Archdeacon of 
Dublin. 

1772. SIR ROBERT PYNSENT, Bart, a Prebendary of Lime 
rick, and subsequently a Vicar Choral of that church ; 
collated August 10. [D. R.] He died in 1781. 

1781. FRANCIS GOULDSBURY, M. A. collated October 18. 



344 DERRY. 

(FF.) He received a second collation on December 23, 
1793. (FF.) He resigned in 1797. 

1797. FRANCIS GOULDSBURY, Junior, B. A. collated Octo 
ber 20. In 1806 he resigned, for the prebend of Comber. 

1806. JOHN BERESFORD HILL, M. A. (second son of Sir 
Hugh Hill, Bart.) collated March 6. (FF.) He died at 
Deny, on December 4, 1806, aged 40; and was buried 
in the Cathedral, where several members of his family 
are interred, to whose memory a marble tablet has been 
erected on the north side of the communion table. 

1807. HON. CHARLES KNOX, M. A. (brother of Dr. W. Knox, 
Bishop of Deny, ordained Deacon and Priest in 1799) 
was collated on January 21. (FF.) He resigned in 1814, 
and was made Archdeacon of Armagh. 

1814. JOHN MOLESWORTH STAPLES, M. A. was collated on 
May 26, and installed on May 28. [D. R.] He is the 
present Prebendary. 

3. AGHADOWIE. 

1622. THOMAS TURPIN, M. A. appears. [Reg. Vis.] 
1624. JOHN DOWNHAM; collated December 10. (FF.) 
1628. WILLIAM VINCENT, M. A. (ordained Deacon Febru 
ary 15, 160^, Priest, on the 22nd of the same month) was 
collated July 5. (FF.) He was re-appointed in the new 
Charter of 1629. [Lib. Mun.] 

1640. EDWARD SYNGE (brother of Dr. George Synge, Bishop 
of Cloyne), collated August 3. [Turr. Berm.] In 16 
he was made Dean of Elphin ; and in 166^ was promoted 
to the bishopric of Limerick, and afterwards was trans 
lated to Cork. 

166&. JOHN BLACKMAN, B. D. (ordained Priest November 2, 
1657) collated March 13, installed next day. [Reg. Ar 
magh.] 
166|. JOHN WHITWORTH, M. A. collated January 6. (FF.) 



PREBENDARIES. 345 

JAMES HARWOOD, D. D. was presented by the Crown, 
sede vacante, to " the prebend of St. Coluraba, Derry, or 
rectory of Aghadowie," on February 26. [Lib. Mim.] 

1666. VINCENTIUS ENGEHAM, M. A. appears. [V. B.] 

166$. PEREGRINE PALMER, M. A. (ordained Priest on 21st 
September, 1662) was collated and installed on Janu 
ary 7. (FF.) 

1690. ROBERT GAGE, M. A. presented by the Crown, on 
January 19. [Lib. Mun.] He died on November 3, 
1725. (FF.) 

1725. JOHN GAGE, M. A. collated November 20, installed 
December 3. [D. R.] He died in January, 1763, and 
was buried at St. Peter s, Dublin. 

1763. HENRY BARNARD, B. A. and LL. D. (second son of 
Dr. Barnard, Bishop of Derry) was collated on April 4. 
(FF.) He resigned in 1787. 

1787. HENRY BRUCE, B.A. collated May 19. (FF.) He 
resigned in 1795. 

1795. ROBERT M c GnEE, instituted September 24. (FF.) 

1796. TREFUSIS LOVELL, B.A. collated August 29. (FF.) 
In 1798 he resigned, and became Archdeacon of the 
diocese. 

1798. JOSEPH SANDYS, B. A. collated August 29. (FF.) 

He resigned in 1808. 
1808. PETER CARLETON, M. A. Dean of Killaloe ; collated 

February 29. He resigned in 1813. (See under the 

diocese of Dublin, p. 106.) 
1813. JOHN PAUL, B. A. collated July 28 ; installed July 30. 

[D. R.] He died in 1831. 

1831. ROBERT HUME, M. A. collated October 21 ; installed 
November 25. [D. R.] He resigned in the next year 
for the rectory of Urney. He died on August 27, 1849. 

1832. ROBERT ALEXANDER, B.A. collated May 28 ; installed 
June 19. [D. R.] He is the present Prebendary. 



346 RAPHOK. 



DIOCESE OF RAPHOE. 

At Raphoe in the County of Donegal, anciently called RATH 
BOTH, an abbey was founded in the sixth century, by 
the celebrated Columbkille. About a century afterwards 
it was repaired, and perhaps~enlarged, by Adamnanus, 
the well-known Abbat of Hy. An ecclesiastic, named 
St. Eunan, erected this foundation into a cathedral ; but 
Sir James Ware was unable to ascertain at what period 
this took place ; nor indeed could he recover the names 
of more than three of the Bishops who succeeded Eunan, 
until the arrival of the English in Ireland in the twelfth 
century. In consequence, the series of early prelates 
here given is extremely defective. 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

The Seal of Bishop Forster, dated 1716, is engraved in 
Harris s Ware. There is no ancient episcopal Seal re 
maining in the Registry of the diocese, if we except the 
Consistorial Seal of Bishop Barnard. 

TAXATIONS. 

1. A. D. 1306 ? By Authority of Pope Boniface ? 

DYOCESIS RATHBOTENSIS. 

Proventus Episcopi Rathbotensis, . xviii. lib> Dec. xxxvi. 8 
Ecclesia Rathbotensis quoad Deca- 

mim, . . xxi. 8 Dec. ii. s i. d 



TAXATIONS. 347 

2. A. D. 1616. By Commissioners of King James I. 

s. d- 
Episcopatus Rapotensis, 200 

Decanatus Rapotensis, ........ 30 

Prsebenda de Clandecolcath, 13 13 

de Inver, alias Invernayle, ... 10 

de Killemerd, 600 

All sterling. 
[Dromholm is not noticed.] 

SUCCESSION OF BISHOPS. 

ST. EUNAN is commonly reported to have erected the abbey 
church of Raphoe into a cathedral, and to have been its 
first Bishop ; but nothing certain appears to be known 
of him, or of the time at which he lived. 

A. D. 885. MAELBRIGID M C DORNAN, a man sprung from the 
blood royal of Ireland, Abbat of Derry, was raised in 
this year to the archbishopric of Armagh. It seems 
probable that he was also Bishop of Raphoe ; for the 
annalists call him " Comorban of Adamnanus and of 
Columbkille." He was a person eminent for learning 
and virtue. He died in 927. 

927. MAELDUIN MKINFALAID was Bishop of Raphoe. He 
died about 930. 

957. AENGUS (or ^ENEAS) O LAPAIN, Bishop, died. 

1160. GILBERT O CARAN is called " Bishop of Tirconnell" 
(in which district Raphoe is situate). He sat until 1175, 
in which year he was translated to Armagh. 

1175. . The name of his successor is not known. 

He resigned the bishopric in 1198; and another prelate 
was elected. 

1198. MAELISA O DoRiGH probably succeeded in 1198; we 

find him Bishop in 1203. 
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348 RAPIIOE. 

1256. PATRICK O SCANLAIN, a Dominican Friar, was Bishop. 
In 1261 he was translated to Armagh. 

1261. JOHN DE ALNETO, a Franciscan Friar, was promoted 
to this See by the Pope. His health becoming very 
weak, he resigned his charge on April 28, 1265. 

1266. CARBRAC O ScosA, a Dominican Friar, was consecrated 
to this See at Armagh. The property of his See having 
been invaded by the Bishop of Derry, he took a jour 
ney to Rome, for the purpose of maintaining his rights ; 
and died, either at Lyons or at Rome, in 1274 or 1275. 
[Hib. Domin.] 

1275. FLORENCE (or FERGAL) OTERRALL succeeded. He 
died in 1299, leaving behind him a good reputation 
for charity, humanity, piety, and benevolence. [Four 
Masters.] 

1299. THOMAS O NATHAIN, or O NAAN, Archdeacon of 
Raphoe, succeeded to the bishopric. He died in 1306. 

1306. HENRY M C AN CROSSAIN, or M C AN CASAN, succeeded. 
He died in 1319. 

1319. THOMAS M c CoRMAC O DONNELL, Abbat of Ashroc 
(or Easruadh), in the County of Donegal, succeeded, and 
governed the diocese for eighteen years: " a man much 
celebrated for wisdom, liberality, and other virtues." He 
died in 1337. 

1360. PATRICK MAGONAIL, or M c MoENGAL, appears in this 
year as Bishop ; but we do not know the period of his 
consecration. He erected see-houses on three of his 
manors. It appears that he was designed for the arch 
bishopric of Armagh (probably in 1360 or 1361); but 
that appointment did not take place, for some unknown 
cause. He died in 1366. 

1366. RICHARD M C CROSSAIN succeeded. It is not known 
how long he sat. 

139 7. JOHN, a Cistercian Monk, is said to have been made 



BISHOPS. 349 

Bishop by the Pope, on February 20th of this year. His 
incumbency, if he sat here at all, must have been very 
short. 

1397. CORNELIUS M c CoRMAC O^DONNEL is found Bishop of 
Raphoe on October 13 of this year. He died in 1399. 

1399. ANTONY, who succeeded, died about the year 1413. 

1414. ROBERT MUBIRE, a Franciscan Friar, was promoted 
to this bishopric by the Pope, on May 29. Ware doubts 
whether he ever took possession of his See. 

141^. JOHN M c CoRMic [O DoNNEL?] made his obedience to 
the Primate, as Bishop of Raphoe, on March 2. He died 
in 1419. 

14ig. LAURENCE O GALCHOR, or O GALLAGHER, Dean of 
Raphoe, was promoted by the Pope, on February 27. 
He died in 1438, and the See remained vacant four 
years. 

1443. JOHN M GILBRIDE appears as the next successor. 
Nothing is known as to the duration of his incumbency. 

1450. At this year the Four Masters state, that " The Bi 
shop O Gallaghcr (of Raphoe) died." Might this be a 
clerical error in the date given, or is some other prelate 
meant ? 

1469. LAURENCE O GALCHOR, the second of those names, 
was Bishop at this time. He died in 1477. 

1477. The name of his successor is unknown. 

1484. MENELAUS (MENMA) MCoRMic, or MCARMACAN, a 
Franciscan Friar, who had been educated at Oxford, was 
promoted to the See ; and made his profession of obedi 
ence to the Primate, on July 16. He died on May 9, 
1515 (or 1516), and was buried in the Franciscan con 
vent of Donegal. 

1516. EDMUND O GALLAGHER succeeded. [Four Masters.] 
Pie died on February 26, 1543. Ware does not notice 
this prelate. 



350 RAPIIOE. 

1550. CORNELIUS O CAHAN was sitting as Bishop in this 
year. 

15 . ART (^GALLAGHER, Bishop of Raphoe, died at Cen- 
maghair, on August 13, 1561, " and was greatly lamented 
in Tirconnell." [Four Masters.] This Bishop is not 
noticed in Ware s History. 

1563. DONAT MAGONAIL, or M c CoNGAiL, succeeded. He 
was present at the Council of Trent in this year. He 
died in 1589, at Killybeg, in the County of Donegal. 

1597. NIALL O BoYLE is mentioned as Bishop of Raphoe in 
this year. It is probable that he was thrust in by the 
Pope, the Queen having neglected to appoint a prelate 
for some years. We find him arbiter in a dispute between 
the Franciscan Friars of Donegal and the Cistercian 
Monks of Ashroe. See p. 315. Hedied onFeb. 6, 1601, 
and was buried at Iniskiel, in the County of Donegal. 
[Four Masters.] Ware takes no notice of O Boyle. 

[1603. DENIS CAMPBELL, Dean of Limerick, was nominated 
to the three vacant Sees of Derry, Clogher, and Raphoe ; 
but he died in London, in July, before his consecration.] 

1605. GEORGE MONTGOMERY, D. D. a native of Scotland, 
Dean of Norwich, was appointed Bishop of this See, and 
of Derry and Clogher also, by one patent, dated June 13. 
Probably the cause of this union was the wasted con 
dition of all three bishoprics, owing to the long conti 
nuance of war in those parts. We are told that, in the 
year 1608, Cahir O Dogherty seized 2000 volumes of 
books belonging to the Bishop, and burned them in the 
sight of all his army, although the Bishop offered 100 
in money to redeem them. [O Sullevan, Hist. Cath. 
p. 210.] He resigned Raphoe (and Derry) in 1610. 
1611. ANDREW KNOX, D. D. a native of Scotland (belonging 
to the family of Ranfurly), was minister of Lochennach, 
and afterwards of Paisley. In April, 1606, he was pro- 



BISHOPS. 351 

motcd to be Bishop of the Isles, and Abbat of Icolmkille ; 
and from thence was translated to Raphoe, by patent 
dated June 26. He received letters of denization on 
September 22, 1619. [Rot. Pat.] It is probable, that 
he was a good man, and active in his diocese ; for he is 
grossly abused by O Sullevan, in his " Compendium of 
the History of Ireland." He died on March 17, 162f, 
leaving a son who had succeeded him in the bishopric of 
Orkney or the Isles. 

1633. JOHN LESLEY, a Scotsman, educated at the Univer 
sity of Aberdeen, and D. I), of Oxford, was translated, 
like his predecessor, from the bishopric of Orkney to 
that of Raphoe. His patent bears date June 1 ; and on 
the same clay he received letters of denization. He is 
reported to have been a man of extraordinary proficiency 
in ancient and modern learning. In 1654, &c. he re 
ceived an annual pension of 120 from the Protector s 
Government. [Reid s Hist, of Presbyt. vol. ii. p. 500.] 
In 1660 he obtained leave to hold the deanery of Ra 
phoe in commendam ; but in the next year he was trans 
lated to Clogher. 

1661. ROBERT LESLEY, D. D. Bishop of Dromore, was trans 
lated to Raphoe, on June 20, and held the archdeaconry 
of Connor in commendam. In 1671 he was again trans 
lated, and became Bishop of Clogher. 

1671. EZECHIEL HOPKINS, D. D. a native of Devonshire, 
" was educated at Magdalene College, Oxford, in Cal- 
vinistical and Independent principles ; but upon the res 
toration of King Charles II. he conformed to the doctrine 
and manner of Divine Worship professed in the Church 
of England, and became a powerful preacher of it." 
He held preferment in Middlesex and in London, and 
afterwards at Exeter, where his pulpit eloquence having 
recommended him to Baron Truro, that nobleman, being 



352 RAPHOE. 

appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, brought over with 
him Mr. Hopkins as his Chaplain; and in 16G9 made 
him Treasurer of Waterford, and a Prebendary of St. 
Patrick s, Dublin ; and in the next year gave him the 
deanery of Raphoc. His patent for this bishopric is 
dated October 27; he was consecrated in Dublin, on 
October 29. In 1681 he was translated to the See of 
Deny. He published many Sermons, and other pieces, 
which are enumerated in Ware s Writers of Ireland ; and 
to that list may be added : 

1. Death disarmed. 8vo. London, 1712. 

2. The Doctrine of the Covenants. 8vo. London, 
1712. 

3. The Doctrine of the Sacraments. 8vo. London, 
1713. 

168J. WILLIAM SMYTH, D. D. Bishop of Killala, was trans 
lated to Raphoe, by patent dated February 17. He sat 
here twelve years, and then was translated to Kilmore. 
During his incumbency, the See-house was burned down 
by King James s Popish army. 

1G93. ALEXANDER CAIRNCROSS, D. D. a Scotsman, had 
been Archbishop of Glasgow : but the Presbyterians ex 
pelled him, on account of his episcopal principles ; and 
King James II. deposed him from his archbishopric, be 
cause he refused to countenance the arbitrary measures 
of that monarch. King William gave him this bishop 
ric, by patent dated May 16, partly that he might be 
able to shelter in his diocese some of the Scotch epis 
copal clergy, who were forced to fly from Scotland on 
account of their religious principles. He restored the 
See-house. He bequeathed 20 to the poor of Raphoe, 
and the tenth of his personal property to the distressed 
episcopal clergy of Scotland. He died on May 14, 1701, 
and was buried in his cathedral. 



BISHOPS. 353 

1701. ROBERT HUNTINGTON, D. D. a native of Gloucester 
shire, was educated at a school in Bristol, and became a 
Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. He began early to 
turn his attention to the Oriental languages ; and, having 
obtained the appointment of Chaplain to the English 
factory at Aleppo, employed himself with great diligence 
and success in procuring ancient and valuable manu 
scripts in the Oriental tongues ; with which he enriched 
his country, by depositing them in the Bodleian Library, 
at Oxford. Having remained abroad eleven years, he re 
turned to his Fellowship of Merton ; and soon afterwards 
was persuaded to accept the Provostship of Trinity 
College, Dublin, which office he filled with care and 
great ability. Among other good works, he took a warm 
interest in promoting the publication of Bishop Bedell s 
Irish version of the Old Testament. In 1691 he resigned 
the place of Provost, and retired to a benefice in Eng 
land. The See of Kilmore was offered to him, upon the 
deprivation of Bishop Sheridan, in 1692, but he declined 
to accept it. At length he was appointed Bishop of 
Raphoe, by patent dated July 4 ; and was consecrated at 
Dublin, on August 21. But he survived his consecration 
only twelve days, dying at Dublin, on September 2, in 
the sixty-sixth year of his age. He was buried in the 
chapel of Trinity College. A very interesting account 
of the Bishop, and his literary labours, is given in the 
Latin Life of him by Dr. Smith, Svo. Londini, 1704. 

1702. JOHN POOLEY, D. D. Bishop of Cloyne, was translated 
to Raphoe, by patent dated September 28 [or Decem 
ber 12]. In February, 171^, an Act was passed, exo 
nerating him from all pains and penalties incurred by 
not having taken the Oath of Abjuration before the 1st 
of August, 1703, which ceremony he appears to have 
forgotten. [Commons Journals.] He died in Dublin, 



354 RAPHOE. 

on October 16, 1712, and was buried in the church of 
St. Michan, of which he had formerly been Prebendary. 
By his will he left very large benefactions to the poor, 
and to the Church, which are honorably noticed in 
Harris s Ware. A marble font in Raphoe Cathedral 
bears the inscription: " Ex dono Joannis Pooley, 
S. T. D. Epis. Rapot. Anno Dom. 1706." 

1713. THOMAS LINDSAY, D. D. Bishop of Killaloe, suc 
ceeded. His patent bears date June 22 ; on the same 
day he was admitted by the Primate, at his house at 
Johnstown, near Dublin. [Reg. Armagh.] In the fol 
lowing January he was promoted to the archbishopric of 
Armagh. 

1714. EDWARD SYNGE, D. D. Chancellor of St. Patrick s, 
Dublin, was presented on November 2 ; and was conse 
crated on November 7, in the church of Dunboyne, 
County of Meath, by the Archbishop of Cashel. After 
sitting here less than two years, he was translated to the 
archbishopric of Tuam. 

1716. NICHOLAS FORSTER, D. D. Bishop of Killaloe, suc 
ceeded, by patent dated June 8. He is gratefully re 
membered in the diocese of Raphoe, for his benefactions 
to churches and schools, for establishing a diocesan 
library, and for erecting and endowing houses for widows 
of clergymen of his diocese. He presented the commu 
nion chalice to the cathedral. He built two schools in 
the parish of Raphoe, and others in other parishes ; also, 
a school-house at Coolock, near Dublin. He maintained 
in Trinity College, Dublin, the sons of several poor cler 
gymen and reduced gentlemen. In years of scarcity he 
brought provisions from abroad, which he distributed 
among the poor, and kept down the markets by selling 
food at a low price. He died in June, 1743, and was 
buried in his cathedral, where a very small tablet on the 



BISHOPS. 355 

north side of the communion table thus points to the 
place of his interment : 

" This Stone only shews that under the Holy Table lie the mortal re 
mains of Nicholas Forster, 27 years Bishop of this Diocese. He died y e 5 th 
of June, 1743, aged 79. 

What he was, let gratitude tell. 
May his successors imitate him." 

By his will, dated September 4, 1742, he bequeathed 
300 to the Blue Coat Hospital, and the same sum to 
Steevens Hospital, in Dublin ; and directed that all the 
money payable to him by his successor, together with 
600 from his personal estate, amounting together to 
about 1000 guineas, should be laid out immediately in 
the purchase of lands, to be conveyed in trust to the 
Dean and Archdeacon of Raphoe and their successors ; 
12 of the annual profits to be paid by them to the Bi 
shop for repairs of the churches of poor parishes in the 
diocese ; 6 towards the repair of the cathedral ; and the 
residue, if any, to be divided by the Bishop among such 
poor housekeepers in the diocese as stood most in need 
of it. 

He also left to the Bishop, Dean, and Archdeacon of 
Raphoe, a certain house, for four widows of clergymen 
of that diocese ; and certain lands, the income of which 
was to be applied by the trustees to the support of those 
widows. 

The library, which he designed for the use of all the 
clergy of the diocese, occupies a large airy room of the 
diocesan school. It consists of a collection of books, be 
queathed by Dr. Hall, Vice-Provost of Trinity College, 
Dublin, and contains many excellent editions of the best 
authors, more especially in theology, down to the period 
at which it was deposited at Raphoe. Unfortunately (as 

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356 RAPHOE. 

is the case in several other dioceses) there is no fund 
annually applicable to the purpose of keeping up a sup 
ply of the most desirable works. 

1744. WILLIAM BARNARD, D. D. who had been educated at 
Westminster School, and at Cambridge, became a Pre 
bendary of Westminster in 1732, and Dean of Rochester 
in 1743. He was promoted to this See by patent dated 
June 26 ; and was consecrated in St. Michael s Church, 
Dublin, on August 19, by the Primate, assisted by the 
Bishops of Kildare and Down. In 174f he was trans 
lated to Derry. While sitting here, he published a 
Sermon on January 30, preached before the House of 
Lords. 4to. Dublin, 1745. 

1747. PHILIP TWYSDEN, M. A. and D. C. L. was a native of 
Kent, the youngest son of Sir Philip Twysden, Baronet. 
He was educated at University College, Oxford, and 
for a short time was Rector of Ealing, in Kent. Having 
become Chaplain to the Earl of Chesterfield, Lord Lieu 
tenant, he was advanced to this See by patent bearing 
date March 23. On the 25th of that month he was con 
secrated at St. Michan s, Dublin, by the Primate, assisted 
by the Bishops of Derry and Clonfert. " He died, at his 
father s seat at East Peckham, in Kent, on November 2, 
1752 ; and was buried in the south chancel of the church 
of that parish, under a plain stone without any inscrip 
tion." [Cole.] 

1753. ROBERT DOWNES, D. D. (son of Dr. H. Downes, 
Bishop of Derry) was educated at Oxford. He became 
Dean of Derry in 1740; Bishop of Ferns in 1744; of 
Down in 1752; and was translated to Raphoe on Janu 
ary 16, 1753. He presented to the Lying-in-Hospital 
in Dublin the curious marble Font, which is now in the 
ante-chapel of that institution. He published a Sermon 
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BISHOPS. 357 

Ireland, in 1750. He died on June 30, 1763, and was 
buried at St. Peter s, Dublin, where the following in 
scription to liis memory remains on a marble tablet 
affixed to the wall of the gallery stair-case : 

To the memory 

of 

ROBERT DOWNES, D. D. 

late Bishop of Raphoe, 

the most affectionate 

husband, father, friend ; 

whose piety, probity, benevolence, 

complacency of manners, 
and lively vein of inoffensive wit, 

commanded the esteem 

and rendered him the delight 

of all who knew him, 

this tablet is inscribed 

by 

his afflicted Son, 
Andrew Downes, 

MDCCLXIII. 

1763. JOHN OSWALD, D. D. Bishop of Dromore^ was trans 
lated to Raphoe on August 25. He gave 100 towards 
adorning the chapel of St. Mary s Hall, Oxford, of which 
Society he had been a member. He died at Raphoe, on 
March 5, 1780, and was buried in the churchyard, on 
the north side of the cathedral. A tomb is raised over 
his remains ; which bears his coat of arms, with mitre and 
crozier, but not a single word of inscription. 

1780. JAMES HAWKINS, D. D. Bishop of Dromore, was 
translated on April 1. He held this See twenty-seven 
years, till his death in 1807. His tomb is in the church 
yard, behind the north transept; and within the cathe 
dral is a marble tablet on the north wall, bearing the 
following inscription : 



358 RAPHOE. 

" Sacred to the memory of the Right Reverend Dr. JAMES HAWKINS 
(and Catherine his wife). He was Bishop of this Diocese for 

27 years ; and died 23rd June, 1807, aged 83. 

During their long residence at Raphoe they lived in the 

unostentatious exercise of charity, hospitality, and kindness to all, 

and died in the pure spirit and humble hope of sincere Christians"(a). 

1807. THE RIGHT HON. LORD JOHN GEORGE BERESFORD, 
D. D. Bishop of Cork, succeeded, by patent dated 
August 10. In September, 1819, he was translated to 
Clogher. 

1819. WILLIAM MAGEE, D. D. Dean of Cork, was promoted 
to this bishopric, by patent dated September 22 ; and 
was consecrated in the Castle Chapel, Dublin, on Octo 
ber 24, by the Primate, assisted by the Bishops of Meath 
and Kildare. He was enthroned on November 23. 
[Chap. Book.] In June, 1822, he was translated to the 
archbishopric of Dublin, where see further particulars 
respecting him. 

1822. WILLIAM BISSETT, D. D. Chancellor of Armagh, 
Archdeacon of Ross, and first Chaplain to the Marquess 
Wellesley, Lord Lieutenant, was raised to this bishopric 
by patent dated June 25. He was consecrated at the 
Castle Chapel, Dublin, on July 21, by the Primate, as 
sisted by the Bishops of Meath and Kildare ; and was 
enthroned on August 7. Dr. Bissett had been Rector 
of Dunbin, in the County of Louth, in 1784, but resigned 
it in 1791 ; in 1794 he was Rector of Clonmore ; in 1807 
Rector of Donoghmore ; and in 1812 Rector of Lough- 

(a) As a mark of the Bishop s warm and kindly disposition, I may record the 
circumstance of his erecting a small obelisk in his demesne, directly within view 
of the palace windows ; on which he caused the following words to be engraved : 
" In grateful memory of the loyalty, spirit, and (it is hoped) the friendship of the 
RAPHOE CORPS ; by whom, under GOD, this place was protected, when surrounded 
by robbers, murderers, and rebels, in the year 1797."- 



BISHOPS. 359 

gilly ; all in the diocese of Armagh. He died, when on 
an excursion through the Highlands of Scotland, in Sep 
tember, 1834; and was buried in that country. His 
clergy, deeply feeling the heavy loss occasioned by their 
Bishop s death, to the Church, to Raphoe, and to them 
selves, erected to his memory a monument in the Cathe 
dral, bearing the following inscription : 

" Viro admodum reverendo GULIELMO BISSETT, praesuli cum 
summu benignitate justissimo, monumentum hocce honorarium 

amici lugentes poni curaverunt. Acri fuit ingenio, et studiis 

instructus exquisitis. Greeds et Latinis literis nemo politior subtiliorve. 

Sed ad episcopatum hunc Rapotensem cunctis suffragiis evectus 

officia pietatis omnibus hisce artibus pneposuit. 

In negotiis administrandis diligens ; in hortationibus gravis ac 

mansuetus ; nee, quanquam ad Sedem in Ecclesia DEI celsiorein 

sollicitd vocatus, ha?c loca linquere voluit, intra semitas notas 

carasque tranquille consenescens. 

Quanta fuit libcralitate, quanta patientifi, ad subsidium pau- 

perum, ad solamen miserorum, testentur pestilentia abhinc 

septem annis graviter aegrotantes. voce ejus recreati, manu 

levati, opibus succursi. Testentur mille solatii nunc expertes. 

Fidei puraj et intemeratae in hac Diocesi ultimus(a) eheu ! 

fuit Episcopus. 

Natus est vi. Cal. Nov. MDCCLVIII. In Sedem Episcop. 
accessit MDCCCXXII. Obiit Non. Sept. MDCCCXXXIV." 

At the death of Bishop Bissett, the See of Raphoe be 
came annexed to that of Derry, by the Church Tempo 
ralities Act. 

() Absit omen ! [Ed.] 



360 RAPHOE. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 



SEAL. 

A Seal of the Dean and Chapter is engraved in Harris s 
Ware. It bears an open Book, and is inscribed SIG. 
COM. DEC. & CAP. S T . EVA. RAP. It has no date, but ap 
pears to be of the eighteenth century. 

DEANS. 

1397. FLORENCE appears as Dean. [Cod. Clar. 46. and 
Reg. Armagh.] 

14ig. LAURENCE (or LOUGHLIN) O GALCHOR (now O GAL- 
LAGHER) was Dean : in this year he was raised to the 
bishopric of Raphoe, which he held until his death, in 
1438. [Ware.] 

1428. CORNELIUS M C GILLEWRIDE appears. [Reg. Swayne.] 

1442. DONALD is Dean. [Reg. Prene.] 

1484. MENNA (MENELAUS) M C CARMACAN, Dean, was pro 
moted to the bishopric of Raphoe in this year. He had 
been educated at Oxford. He held the See till his death 
in 1515. [Ware.] 

15 . RODERIC O DONNELL, called " sometime Dean of Ra 
phoe," was promoted to the bishopric of Deny in 1529. 
[Ibid.] 

1535. EDMUND O GALLAGHER is named as Dean [quaere, of 
Raphoe or Deny ?] in this year. [Reg. Cromcr.] 

1603. JOHN ALBRIGHT, M.A. (who probably was a Preben 
dary, and also Dean s Vicar, of Christ Church, Dublin) 
was presented by patent dated December 3. [Rot. Pat. 
1 Jac. I.] 



DEANS. 361 

1609. PHELIM O DOGHERTIE. His patent bears date July 
22. [Lib. Mun.] By an Inquisition holden in 1609, 
it was found that the Dean of Raphoe was seized of the 
lands of Carohordoverne or Caronehardwerne,in Raphoe, 
and that for this he was bound to entertain at his own 
charge all the clergy the first day and night, at any time 
when a Convocation should be called. [Inquis. Ulton. 
Appendix.] 

1622. ARCHIBALD ADAIR, M. A. a native of Scotland, was 
made Dean, by patent dated November 4 ; it appears 
that a second patent was issued for him in the following 
March, on account of the death of his predecessor, who, 
perhaps, had absented himself without license, and may 
have been deprived on that account. In the Regal Vi 
sitation of 1622, Adair is described as " an elegant scho 
lar, and good preacher of God s Word." In 1630 he was 
raised to the bishopric of Killala ; and in 1641 was trans 
lated to Water/ ord. In the cathedral of Raphoe, on a 
stone lying immediately in front of the Bishop s throne, 
is a curious inscription in Latin verse, to the memory of 
the Dean s wife. 

1630. ALEXANDER CUNNINGHAM, M. A. Prebendary of 
Inver, succeeded, by patent dated April 27. [Lib. 
Mun.] He was installed on June 22. [Reg. Vis.] He 
died on September 3, 1660. [Lodge.] 

166j- JOHN LESLEY, D. D. the Bishop of this diocese, was 
presented to the deanery, with license to hold it in com- 
mendam, by patent dated February 9 [Rolls Office] ; 
but he resigned it in the autumn of the same year, upon 
his translation to the See of Clogher. 

1661. JOHN WELLWOOD, D. D. succeeded. His patent bears 
date June 25. [Lib. Mun.] He was admitted August 
22 ; and installed December 9. He died in 1670. 

1670. EZECHIEL HOPKINS, D. D. a native of Devonshire, 



362 RAPHOE. 

Treasurer of Waterford, was presented on April 2. [Lib. 
Mun.] In the autumn of the next year he was advanced 
to the bishopric; where see more of him. 

1671. THOMAS BUTTOLPH, D. D. succeeded. His patent 
bears date October 30. He must have been a very aged 
man at this time ; for it appears, by a Provincial Visita 
tion Book of the year 1664, remaining in the Registry 
at Armagh, that he was ordained Priest on December 1, 
1623. He was buried in St. Patrick s Cathedral, at Dub 
lin, where a monument has been erected to his memory. 
[Walsh s Hist, of Dublin.] 

1676. CAPEL WISEMAN, D. D. a native of England, a Fel 
low of New College, Oxford, became Chaplain to the 
Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant, and by him was pre 
sented to this deanery, on August 19. He was instituted 
on September 4. (FF.) In 1683 he was advanced to 
the bishopric of Dromore. 

168|. NATHANAEL WILSON, D. D. an Englishman, educated 
at Oxford, was made Chaplain to the Duke of Ormond, 
Lord Lieutenant. His patent is dated September 15 ; 
he was instituted on October 26. (FF.) In January, 
169J, he was promoted to the bishopric of Limerick. 

169J. JOHN TRENCH, M. A. succeeded, by patent dated 
January 21. [Lib. Mun.] He was ancestor of the Barons 
Ashtown of Moate. He died on June 24, 1725, and 
was buried at St. Anne s, in Dublin. 

1725. WILLIAM COTTERELL, M. A. was presented on June 
26 ; and was instituted on July 22. [D. R.] In March, 
174f, he was raised to the bishopric of Ferns. 

174f. ARTHUR SMYTH, D. D. (a son of Dr. Thomas Smyth, 
Bishop of Limerick, and uncle of the first Viscount Gort). 
His patent bears date March 30 ; he was instituted on 
June 27. (FF.) In 1744 he resigned this deanery for 
that of Derry ; in 1752 he was raised to the bishopric of 



DEANS. 363 

Clonfcrt; in 1753 was translated to Down; in 1765 to 
Meath; and in 1766 to the archbishopric of Dublin. 

1744. ANTONY THOMPSON succeeded, by patent dated Sep 
tember 14. [Lib. Mun.] 

1757. WILLIAM BARKER, M. A. was presented on June 17 
[Lib. Mun.], and was instituted on June 25. [D. R.] 
He died in 1776. 

1776. THOMAS BRAY, D.D. an Englishman, Rector of Ex 
eter College, Oxford, was appointed to this deanery. It 
is not certain that he ever received institution, having 
immediately exchanged it for a canonry of Windsor. 
[Gutch s Hist, of Oxford.] 

1776. JAMES KING, LL. D. a member of a Yorkshire family, 
was born in 1713, and was educated at Cambridge. He 
became Chaplain to the House of Commons; and in 1772 
was made a Canon of Windsor. In 1776 he exchanged 
his canonry for this deanery, to which he was presented 
on October 25. He died at Woodstock in 1795, leaving 
a son, Captain James King, the friend and companion of 
Captain Cooke in his last voyage round the world. 
[D Alton s Boyle.] 

1795. RICHARD ALLOTT, D. D. Praecentor of Armagh, and 
Treasurer of Christ Church, Dublin, was presented, by 
patent dated July 10; and was instituted on July 27. 
[D. R.] He held the deanery till his death in the year 
1832. 

1832. RIGHT HON. LORD EDWARD CHICHESTER (second son 
of the second Marquess of Donegal), succeeded. His 
patent is dated April 28 ; he was instituted June 5 ; and 
installed the same day. He is the present Dean. 



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304 RAPIIOE. 



ARCHDEACONS. 

The Archdeacon of Raphoe has no corps, nor prebend, nor 
other ecclesiastical income. The dignity is ambulatory, 
and may be given by the Bishop to any one of the In 
cumbents of his diocese. 

1299. THOMAS O NATHAIN, or O NAHAN. was Archdeacon 
in this year, when he was elected Bishop of the See. 
[Ware.] The Four Masters speak of him as being 
" Archdeacon and Bishop elect or Coadjutor" in 1306, 
and they place his death in that year. 

1442. LAURENCE was Archdeacon. [Reg. Prene.] 

1619. THOMAS BRUCE, M. A. was collated on June 1. The 
Regal Visitors in 1622 call him " a learned scholar in 
theology, and a powerful preacher of the Word of God, 1 
adding, that " he has no emolument, but his title and 
seat in the Chapter." It appears that the rectory of 
Taghboyne was annexed to the dignity in 1622, proba 
bly in consequence of this remark of the Royal Commis 
sioners ; but I do not find how long that useful appendage 
was continued. Bruce retained his position throughout 
the whole period of the Commonwealth and the Protec 
torate; and we find him still Archdeacon in 1661 and 
1664, having taken the degree of D. D. The Register 
at Armagh, which reports this, states that he had been 
ordained Deacon and Priest in 1613. 

Dr. Reid, in his History of the Presbyterian Church 
in Ireland, states his belief, that " Bruce was preferred 
to some higher dignity, and was succeeded by Mr. Gal- 
braith, a protege of the Duke of Lennox, about the year 



ARCHDEACONS. 365 

1638." I have no certain evidence of this change. Pos 
sibly Galbraith may have been presented to the rectory 
of Taghboyne, which formerly had been in the patronage 
of a layman. Reid quotes the historian Carte, as making 
frequent mention of " Mr. Archdeacon Galbraith," in 
flattering terms, about the year 1645 ; but it is most likely 
that he has confounded the archdeaconry of Raphoe with 
that of Clogher, to which latter Humphrey Galbraith was 
admitted in April, 1641. [Reid, vol. i. p. 227.] 

1674. JAMES HAMILTON, of Montgavelin, was collated on 
January 12. (FF.) 

1690. ANDREW HAMILTON, D. D. (brother of William Ha 
milton, Archdeacon of Armagh) appears. [Reg. Armagh.] 
He held the dignity during the unprecedented period of 
sixty-four years, till his death in 1754. 

1754. JOHN HAMILTON, M. A. was collated on February 26. 
(FF.) He died in 1756, and was buried at St. Anne s, 
Dublin. 

1757. HON. FREDERICK HAMILTON, collated January 17 e 
[D. It] 

1772. CHARLES LESLIE, B. A. afterwards LL. D. collated 
March 5 ; installed May 22. [D. R.] In 1773 he was 
appointed Vicar-General of the diocese. He died in 
1781. 

1781. JOHN ALCOCK, M. A. collated May 16. On the same 
day he was made Vicar-General of the diocese. (FF.) 
In 1783 he resigned, and became Prebendary of Drom- 
holm. 

1783. JAMES MONTGOMERY, collated February 25. [D. II.] 

1798. MICHAEL KEARNEY, D. D. collated February 28. 
(FF.) He died in 1818. 

1818. JOHN USSHER, D. D. collated August 20; installed 
same day. [D. R.] In the Chapter-Book we find a 
second collation, dated September 18, 1819, and a cer- 



366 RAPHOE. 

tificatc of installation on October 11. He died in 
1835. 

1835. BRABAZON WILLIAM DISNEY, M. A. collated August 
25; installed September 4. [D. R.] In 1845 he re 
signed, and was made Dean of Emly. 

1846. MAURICE GEORGE FEN WICK, M. A. Prebendary of 
Dromholm ; collated January 29 [D. R.] ; installed 
June 5. 



CANONS. 

1406. ./ENEAS M C GILLEWRYDE. [Reg. Fleming.] 
1428. MAURICE, called " Comorban of St. Canyce of Derry . 
[Reg. Swayne.] 

. MAGONIUS O DROWELAGH. [Ibid.] 

1442. LAURENCE. ~] 

BERNARD O FERGHILL. -i See p. }> [Reg, Prene.] 

EUGENE O FERGHILL. /340. 

1528. JOHN O GALLAGHER, Junior.^ 

DERMID O LEYNER. 

CORNELIUS O DUBENAID. r [ Re ^ Corner.] 

JOHN MCONGALAID. 
1535. ARTHUR O FRYLLY (O REILLY?). [Ibid.] 



PREBENDARIES. 367 



PREBENDARIES. 

1. DROMHOLM. 

. JOHN KNOX, M. A. (ordained Deacon and Priest on 
6th January in this year) was collated March 7. [Reg. 
Vis.] " An honest young man, a good preacher, and 
schollar." [Vis. Book of 1622.] 

1661. CHRISTOPHER HEWETSON, M. A. (ordained Deacon 
and Priest on November 26, 1647) collated April 27. 

(FF.) 

166f. GAVIN HAMILTON, Prebendary of Killymard; collated 
March 8. (FF.) In 1669 he was deprived, but was re 
instated immediately. 

1670. JAMES COLBORNE (or GOLBORNET) collated Novem 
ber 2. (FF.) He was deprived on June 21, 1672. 
[Ibid.] 

1678. EDWARD WHITEWAY, orWmTEWAYs, M. A. collated 
August 6. (FF.) 

1704. THOMAS WADMAN, B. D. instituted April 12. (FF.) 
He was a Proctor for the clergy in Convocation this 
year. He resigned in 1712. 

1712. EDMUND ARWAKER, M. A. was presented by the 
Crown, on December 2 [Lib. Mun.] ; and was instituted 
next day. (FF.) I think he had been a Canon of Kil- 
dare, was Chaplain to the Duke of Ormonde, and Rector 
of Drumglass, in the diocese of Armagh ; and also author 
of a Sermon on 2 Chronicles, ix. 8, printed at Dublin, 
in 1698. He died on December 2, 1730. 

1720. CLOTWORTHY GOWAN, M. A. Prebendary oflnver; 



368 RAPHOE. 

collated February 27. (FF.) He resigned on May 16, 
1722. 

1722. His successor is unknown. 

1749. PETER EDGE, M. A. collated June 16. He held the 
prebend till his death in 1783. 

1783. JOHN ALCOCK, M. A. the Archdeacon; collated Janu 
ary 24. 

1817. ROBERT BALL, LL. B. collated April 23 (FF.) ; not 
installed until February 28, 1820. [Chap. Book.] He 
died in 1828. 

1828. MAURICE GEORGE FENWICK, M. A. collated May 31 
(FF.) ; installed June 19. In 1847 he vacated his pre 
bend, by accepting the archdeaconry. 

1847. JOHN KINCAID, M. A. collated April 27; installed 
June 29. 

2. KILLYMARD. 

1611. ALEXANDER CUNNINGHAM (or CONYNGHAM), M. A. 

" was the first Protestant minister of [Inver and] Killy- 
mard in this year." [Lodge s Peerage, vol. vii. p. 178.] 
In 1622 we find him Prebendary of Inver. 

1622. WILLIAM HAMILTON, M. A. appears. [Regal Vis.] 
He was presented again by the Crown, " by lapse," on 
June 4, 1624. [Rot. Pat.] 

16J. RICHARD WALKER was presented by the Crown, on 
March 20. [Lib. Mun.] 

1630. ROBERT CUNNINGHAM, M. A. (a grandson of Alexan 
der Cunningham, Bishop of Argyle, ordained Deacon 
and Priest on September 3, 1627) collated June 22 ; in 
stalled next day. [Reg. Vis.] 

1661. JOHN RAY [MAY? or HAY?] collated on April 16 or 
29. [FF. and Reg. Armagh.] 

1663. GAVIN HAMILTON. M. A. (ordained Deacon and Priest 
on August 7, 1638); collated June 4. (FF.) In 166 
lie resigned, and was made Prebendary of Dromholm. 



PREBENDARIES. 309 

. JOHN FARQUHAR, collated March 8. (FF.) 

167$. DAVID PEARSON, M. A. collated January 25. (FF.) 

1702. JAMES PHILIPS, M. A. appears. [Vis. Book.] 

1742. GEORGE GOWAN, M. A. collated December 21 [D. R.] ; 
installed December 23. 

1746. JOHN LAMY, M. A. Vicar-General of the diocese ; col 
lated July 11. [D. R.] 

1757. JOHN A LCOCK (ordained Deacon December 21, 1755) 
collated January 17 [D. R.] ; installed February 3. He 
resigned in 1761. 

1761. ROGER BLACKALL, collated October 12. [D. R.] Ho 
resigned in 1768. 

1768. JAMES MONTGOMERY, M. A. collated December 1.5. 
(FF.) He resigned in 1770. 

1770. MOSSOM LESLIE, M. A. (ordained Priest May 20, 
1733) collated April 26. (FF.) He died in 1777. 

1777. ANDREW GREENFIELD, M. A. collated July 18 (FF.) ; 
installed next day. He resigned in 1783. 

1783. JOHN HAWKINS, B. A. (son of Dr. James Hawkins, 
Bishop of Raphoe) collated February 3. He resigned 
on January 1, 1806. 

1806. WILLIAM SMITH, B. A. collated January 1. (FF.) 
He resigned in 1825. 

1825. JOHN MAGEE, M. A. (son of Dr. William Magee, 
Archbishop of Dublin) collated July 29 (FF.) ; installed 
August 20. He resigned in 1829. 

1829. CHARLES MOORE STEWART, B. A. collated Septem 
ber 5 (FF.) ; installed next day. Pie died in 1831. 

1831. JOHN ELLISON, M. A. collated March 8 (FF.) ; installed 
March 29. He died in 1839. 

1839. RICHARD HOMAN, B. A. collated February 22 ; not 
installed until July 19, 1842. [Chap. Book.] He re 
signed on August 27, 1847. 

1847. CHARLES SEYMOUR, M. A, collated September 29; 
installed July 20, 1848. 



370 RAPHOE. 

3. INVER. 

1622. ALEXANDER CUNNINGHAM (or CONYNGHAM), M. A. 

Prebendary of Killymard, collated . [Reg. Vis.] 

In 1630 he was appointed Dean. 

1630. JOHN BROCKETT (or BROOKES?) was presented by the 
Crown, on May 12. [Lib. Mun.] It seems that in this 
prebend, as also in that of Killymard, the patronage was 
contested between the Crown and the Bishop at this 
time. 

1630. ANDREW KNOX, M.A. (ordained Deacon and Priest 
on April 25, 1628) collated July 22 ; installed next day. 
[Reg. Vis.] 

1661. GAVIN FORSYTH, M. A. collated April 16 or 29. 
[FF. and Reg. Armagh.] 

1664. ROBERT BROWN, M.A. (ordained Deacon and Priest 
on March 8, 1660) collated Dec. 20. [Reg. Armagh.] 

168J. THOMAS DOBSON, M.A. was collated February 21. 
[Mason s Par. Survey.] 

1688. BENJAMIN SPAN, M. A. admitted April 19. (FF.) In 
1692 he resigned, and became Prebendary of Clonde- 
horka. 

1692. NATHANAEL COOPER, M. A. appears. [Vis. Book.] 

170J. CLOTWORTHY GOWAN, M. A. was presented by the 
Crown, by patent dated December 16. [Reg. Armagh.] 
In 1720 he resigned, and became Prebendary of Drom- 
holm. 

1720. GEORGE MARLAY, M. A. was an Englishman by birth, 
but received his education in the University of Dublin. 
He was collated March 8. (FF.) In 1724 he resigned, 
being promoted by the Crown to preferment in the dio 
ceses of Dublin and Meath. In 1736 he was made 
Rector ofLouth; and in 1745 was advanced to the 
bishopric of Dromore. 



PREBENDARIES. 371 

1724. LEWIS WEST, M. A. succeeded. [D. R.] 

1746. GEORGE GOWAN, M. A. Prebendary of Killymard, 
collated July 10. [Ibid.] 

1760. GEORGE GARY HAMILTON, Clerk (afterwards D. D.) 
collated February 11. [Ibid.] He died in 1783. 

1783. ST. JOHN BLACKER, LL. D. collated December 4 ; in 
stalled December 8. [Ibid.] He resigned in 1798. 

1798. FRANCIS GERVAIS, B. A. collated June 30. (FF.) He 
resigned in October, 1802. 

1802. ALEXANDER MONTGOMERY, B. A. collated October 21 
(FF.) ; installed January 4, 1803. [D. R.] He held the 
prebend forty-six years, till his death in October 1848. 

1848. HENRY CARRE, M. A. collated November 22; in 
stalled next day. 

4. CLONDEHORKA. 

1622. ROBERT AIKIN, M. A. " who understandeth the Irish 

language," appears. [Reg. Vis. and Vis. Book, 1622.] 

1661. ALEXANDER MONTGOMERY, M. A. instituted April 29. 

(FF.) 

1677. RICHARD EATON, a Scholar of Trinity College, Dub 
lin? instituted December 17. (FF-) 

1692. BENJAMIN SPAN (or SPANN), M. A. late Prebendary 
of Inver, appears. [Vis. Book.] He resigned in 1694. 
In 1709 we find him Vicar-General of the diocese of 
Ardagh. 

1694. JOHN ELDERSHAW, M. A. was instituted June 5. 
[Reg. Armagh.] 

1 ? WILLIAM CALDWELL, M. A. a Scholar of Trinity 

College, Dublin? The Diocesan Registry contains an 
instrument of presentation (by the Provost and Fel 
lows of Trinity College) of Thomas Wadman to this 
prebend, said to be vacant by the cession of William 
Caldwell, M. A. The presentation bears date June 14, 

ULSTER.] 3 C 



372 RAPHOE. 

1703. In 1704 (probably 1703) Caldwcll was pre 
sented to a benefice in Armagh. See above, p. 59. The 
Visitation Books of this and the next year do not con 
tain either of the two names as connected with Clonde- 
horka. 

1703. THOMAS WADMAN, a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin; presented June 14. [D. R.] In 1704 he be 
came Prebendary of Dromholm. 

1705. CHARLES CARR (or KER),M. A. appears. [Vis. Book.] 

1716. TOBIAS CAULFIELD, M. A. appears. [Ibid.] He died 
in 1735. 

1735. JAMES KING, D. D. a Scholar and Fellow of Trinity 
College, Dublin; instituted August 2 (or 19?) He died 
in 1745. 

1745. JOHN OBINS, D. D. a Scholar and Fellow of Trinity 
College, Dublin ; instituted December 16 [D. R.] ; in 
stalled January 28 following. He died in 1775. 

1775. JOHN STOKES, D. D. a Scholar and Fellow of Trinity 
College, Dublin ; instituted August 3. 

1782? JOHX FORSAYETH, D. D. a Fellow of Trinity Col 
lege, Dublin, succeeded. In the same year he resigned, 
and became Archdeacon of Cork. 

1782. JOHN TORRENS, B. A. a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin ; instituted April 29. (FF.) 

1785. DAVID DUNKIN, B. A. a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin ; instituted March 28. (FF.) He resigned in 
1789. 

1789. THOMAS GREENE, B. A. instituted November 7. (FF.) 
He died in January, 1807. 

1807. ALEXANDER CRAWFURD, M. A. instituted April 24. 
(FF.) He died in 1812. 

1812. CORNELIUS HENRY USSHER, D. D. a Scholar and Fel 
low of Trinity College, Dublin ; instituted July 6 (FF.) ; 
installed September 29. He died in 1836. 



PREBENDARIES. 373 

1836. JAMES THOMAS O BRIEN, D. D. a Fellow of Trinity 
College, Dublin, and Archbishop King s Lecturer in 
Divinity; instituted July 8. In 1837 he resigned, for 
the rectory of Arboe ; in 1841 became Dean of Cork ; 
and in 1842 was advanced to the bishopric of Ossory. 

1837. WILLIAM ARCHER BUTLER, M. A. a Scholar of Tri 
nity College, Dublin, and Professor of Moral Philosophy 
in the University ; instituted September 25. He resigned 
in 1842. This amiable and gifted man was born at An- 
nerville, near Clonmel, in the County of Tipperary. He 
was baptized and brought up as a Roman Catholic ; but, 
while in course of education at the Endowed School of 
Clonmel, he embraced the Protestant Faith. In 1832 he 
obtained a Scholarship in Trinity College, Dublin ; and 
having given eminent proofs of distinguished talent in 
various lines, was appointed by the University its first 
Professor of Moral Philosophy in 1837, and at the same 
time was presented to this prebend. In the year 1842 
he resigned this benefice for another, likewise in the 
gift of the College, the rectory of Raymoghy, in the dio 
cese of Raphoe. He was cut off by fever, in the flower 
of his age, on July 5, 1848, and was buried in his parish 
of Raymoghy. 

Mr. Butler was a constant and valuable contributor to 
the Dublin University Magazine and the Irish Ecclesias 
tical Journal. He also published 

1 . Two Sermons preached on behalf of the Church 
Education Society of Ireland. 8vo. Dublin, 1840. 

2. Primitive Church Principles not inconsistent with 
universal Christian Sympathy; a Visitation Sermon, 
preached at Deny, in 1842. 8vo. London, 1842. 

3. Self-delusion as to our State before God ; a Sermon 
preached in the Chapel of Trinity College. 8vo. Dub 
lin, 1842. 



374 RAP1IOE. 

4. A Sermon on behalf of the Association for the re 
lief of Distressed Protestants, preached in St. Peter s 
Church, Dublin. 8vo. Dublin, 1841. 

These have been reprinted, in a volume entitled 
" Sermons, doctrinal and practical, by the Rev. W. A. 
Butler; edited, with a Memoir of the Author s Life, by 
the Rev. Thomas Woodward." 8vo. Dublin, 1849. 
That interesting volume contains six and twenty Ser 
mons, and one of the Lectures delivered in his course on 
Moral Philosophy. 

1842. CHARLES FREDERICK STEWART, B. A. instituted Au 
gust 18 ; installed November 23. [Chap. Book.] He 
is the present Prebendary. 



ADDENDA ET CORRIGENDA. 



PAGE 22, line 29, for May, read August. 
P. 25, 1. 18, for Hoadley, read Hoadly. 

, 1. 23, for built, read rebuilt. 

P. 30, 1. 1 1, add, in the Dublin Penny Journal (vol. ii. p. 112) 
is a drawing of his Decanal Seal ; it is inscribed 

S. IOSEB. DECANI ARDMAGHANI. 

P. 30, 1. 13, the clause beginning " his name appears, &c.," 
has slipped out of its proper place. It relates to the next Dean, 
Denis. 

P. 30, 1. 29, for O Niellan, often misspelled O Mellan, read 
O Niellan, or more probably O Mellan. 

P. 33, 1. 1 1, add, he was likewise Rector of Armagh. 

P. 34, 1. I, for in the place of N. Whalley, read by the Crown, 
in opposition to Nathanael Whalley, who had been collated by 
the Archbishop. A protracted lawsuit followed, both in the 
Irish and English Courts, and before the House of Lords ; but 
eventually the Crown failed in establishing its pretensions to the 
patronage of the rectory, and Whalley remained in possession till 
his death. 

P. 38, 1. 14, for Tuam, read Tynan. 

P. 40, 1. 32, for next year, read same year. 

P. 48, 1. 18, add, and also several occasional Sermons. 

P. 51, 1. 13, add, 1849. Right Hon. Lord John Beresford 
(son of the second Marquess of Waterford) was collated in March. 

P. 52, 1. 19, after Oxford, add, became Chancellor of Down in 
1748. He was collated, &c. 

P. 52, 1. 27, for he is the present Prebendary, read* in 1813 
he was appointed Dean of Tuam. He died on August 19, 1849, 



376 ADDENDA. 

having been Prebendary forty- six years, and was buried at Bal- 
lymore. 1849. Mortimer O Sullivan, D. D. Rector of Killyman, 
and formerly a Prebendary of St. Patrick s, Dublin ; collated in 
August. 

P. 55, 1. 20, for 1760, read November, 1759. 

P. 56, 1. 28, for Earldom, read Barony. 

-P. 70, 1. 15 (Taxations of 1291); add, It seems probable, that 
the Taxations of Armagh, Clogher, Meath, Clonmacnois, Kilmore, 
and Ardagh, were not made A. D. 1291, as here stated, but a few 
years later, namely, in 1306. [See Reeves s Antiquities, p. 13.] 

P. 102, 1. 31, read, in 1772 he was raised to the bishopric of 
Clonfert, and in 1782 was translated to Ferns and Leighlin. 

P. 123, 1. 22, for of Farnham, read Farnham. 

P. 127, 1. 4, add, he was also Archdeacon of Armagh; and in 
1408 became Precentor of St. Patrick s, Dublin. 

P. 131, 1. 11, add, In 1369 we find him Archdeacon of Meath. 

, 1. 17, add, In 1386 he was presented to a prebend in 

the Cathedral of Ferns. 

P. 139, 1. 39, for 1081, read 1181. 

P. 174, 1. 7, for Baron, read first Baron. 



INDEX 



N. B. The Names of Bishops are printed in Small Capitals. 



A. 

ABRAHAM O CONELLAN, 13, 30. 
Act of Parliament uniting Meath 

and Clonmacnois, 133. 
ADAIR (Archibald), 360. 
ADAM, 248. 
Adam le Petit, 256. 
ADAMNANUS (ST.), 72. 
AECEDGHARUS, 246. 
AELCHU, 109. 
AENCUS, 73. 

Aengus, an Archdeacon, 149. 
AGAR (Charles), 174. 
Agar (James), 177- 
AIDAN (St.), 72. 
Aikin (Robert), 371. 
AILILD, 5, 73. 

AlLIOLL, 150. 
AlNMIRE, 8. 
AlRMEADACH, 72. 

Aiton, or Ayton (Andrew), 270. 

(John), 192. 

ALBERT of COLOGNE, 12. 
Albright (John), 360. 
Alcock (George), 343. 

(John), 365, 368, 369. 

ALEXANDER, 180. 

- (N.), 38, 124, 212. 
Alexander, (James), 238. 243. 



Alexander (Robert), 233, 270, 345. 
ALGNIED, 109. 
ALLEN (Hugh), 203. 

(Nicholas), 113. 

Allen (Andrew), 92, 96. 
Alley (George), 102. 
Allott (Richard), 38, 56, 68, 363. 
ALNETO (John de), 348. 
ALTIGERN, or TIGERNACH, 72. 
AMALGAID, 9. 
AMLAVE O MURID, 11. 
ANDREW, 276. 

(W.), 113. 
Andrew, a Dean? 171. 

an Archdeacon, 295. 

Andrewes (William), 176. 
Annesley (William), 228. 
ANTONY, 349. 
Ardbraccan, See of, 148. 
Arderne, Dean of Chester, 82, n. 
ARDFIATH, 6. 
ARDGENE (ST.), 150. 
Ardstraw, See of, 307. 
Armar (William), 257, 263. 
ARTIGIUS, 7. 

Arwaker (Edmund), 46, 367. 
ASHE (St. George), 80, 322. 
Ashe (Dillon), 40, 91, 95. 
(Isaac) 68. 



378 



INDEX 



Ashenden (Thomas), 53. 
Atkinson (Charles), 43. 
Atthill (William), 101. 
Auchmuty (James), 34, 271. 
Aveling (Thomas T.), 338. 
AVERILL (John), 55. 
Augustin, a Dean, 291. 
Ay ton, or Aiton (Andrew), 270. 

(Archibald), 270. 

(John), 192. 

B. 

BABINGTON (Brutus), 316. 
Bache (Thomas), 44, 127. 
Bacon (Benjamin), 338. 
Bagwell (Richard), 89- 
Ball (Robert), 368. 

(William), 68. 

BALLYCONINGHAM (J. de.) 199. 
BALSCOT (Alexander de), 113. 
BANGOR (the See of), 219. 

Antiphonarium, 220, n. 

Barclay, Barkely, or Berkeley. 
- (Robert), 87. 

(Thomas), 224. 

Barker (William), 363. 
BARLOW (Randolph), 128. 
BARNARD (Thomas), 334, 338. 
- (William), 324, 356. 
Barnard (Henry), 345. 
Barnes (Robert), 68, 69. 
Barring-ton (Benjamin), 34, 55, 

236. 

Barry (Garret), 40. 
Barton (John), 187. 
Bathe, or Bache (T.), 127. 
Baxter (Martin), 254. 
BAYLY (Thomas), 225, 296. 
Bayly (Edward), 239. 
Baynard (John), 257. 



Bearcroft (Ambrose), 170. 

Beatty (Robert), 193. 

Beaumont (George), 331. 

BECAN, 109. 

BEDELL (William), 157. 

BEGLATNEU, 109. 

Bell (Daniel), 241. 

BENIGNUS, 4. 

Benning (Conway), 297. 

Benson (Edward), 240. 

- (Hill), 255. 
(Trevor), 233, 267. 



BERESFORD (George D.), 170, 174. 

(Lord J. G.) 23, 83, 89, 



358. 



(William), 285. 



Beresford (Marcus), 193 
BERKELEY (George), 293, 333. 
Bernard, an Archdeacon, 229. 
(Nicholas), 172, 187, 302. 



Bertram, an Archdeacon, 43. 

Bettridge (Samuel) 69. 

Bingge (quaere, Brugge?) (W.), 

131. 

Birkenhead (Andrew), 67. 
BISSETT (W.), 41, 54, 358. 
Bissett (Alexander), 41, 52, 55, 

236, 258. 

Blackall (Roger), 369. 
Blackburne (John), 231. 
Blacker (Legardus), 303. 

(Samuel), 51, 56. 

(Stewart), 297- 
-(St. John), 371. 
Blackman (John), 344. 
Blair (James), 266. 
BLAKE (Walter), 142. 
Blakeley (Theophilus), 229, 255. 
Blayney (C. Talbot, Lord), 50, 342. 
Blennerhassett (T.), 52. 



INDEX. 



379 



BLOUNT, BLUNT, or LE BLUND 

(N.), 199. 

BLYTH, or BLIGH (Robert), 202. 
BOLE (John), 17. 
Bolton (John), 333. 
Boucher (Josiah), 67, 
BOULTER (Hugh), 23. 
BOURKE (Richard), 189. 

(Joseph D.), 53, 294. 

Bourne (Richard), 41. 
Bowerman (John), 186. 
Boyd (Hannington E.), 303. 

(William), 265. 

BOYLE (Michael), 23, 95. 

(Roger), 80, 207- 

Boyle (John), 235. 

(Robert), 102. 

Bradshaw (John), 243. 

BRADY (Hugh), 116, 127. 

BRADY or M BRADY (Andrew), 155. 

(Nicholas), 155. 

(Richard), 156. 

(Roderic), 155. 

(Thomas), 156, 176. 

Brady (William), 186. 
BRAMHALL (John), 21, 128, 317. 
Brandreth (John), 34, 40. 
BRANN (George), 279. 
Bray (Thomas), 363. 
BREACCAN, 219. 
BRENDOG (David), 141. 
Brereton (Andrew), 42. 
Brett (Jasper), 260, 268. 
Brice, or Bricius, 30, 44, 275. 
Brictius, or Brice (Edward), 265. 
BRIGHT (T.), 199, 223. 
BRINKLEY (John), 92. 
Brisbane (Robert), 99. 
Bristow (Skeffington), 269. 
Brockett (John), 370. 

ULSTER.] 3 D 



BRODRICK (Charles), 170. 

BROWNE (Jemmet), 284. 

Brown, or Browne (John), 67, 102. 

(Nicholas), 98, 99. 
- (Robert), 370. 
(Thomas), 61. 
Brownlow (Francis), 342. 
Bruce (Henry), 345. 

- (Thomas), 364. 
Buchanan (Matthew), 102. 
BUCKWORTH (Theo.), 42, 280. 
Bunbury (John), 343. 
Burches (Daniel), 67. 

(Joseph), 67. 

Burford (Simon de), 126. 
BURGH (Ulysses), 184. 
Burgh (John Hussey), 103. 
Burloy (William), 145. 
Burroughs (Lewis), 338. 

(Newburgh), 338. 



Burton (Robert), 65. 
Butler (John), 68. 

- (Lilly), 189. 

- (Richard), 146. 
(William A.), 373. 



Buttolph (Thomas), 362. 
Butts (Caleb de), 50, 52. 

C. 

Cahan, or Cathan (C.), 305. 
CAILAN, or CoELAN(St), 197, 218. 
CAIRBRE, 73, 219. 
CAIRLAN, 5. 

CAIRNCROSS (Alexander), 352. 
Caldwell (William), 59, 237, 371. 
CALF (Richard), 200, 223. 
(II.), ibid. ibid. 



CAMPBELL (Denis), 315, 350. 
Campbell (John), 104, 106. 
(Thomas), 96, 104. 



380 



INDEX. 



CAON COMBRACH, 149. 
CARBBEUS (St.), 251. 
Carleil (William dc), 126. 
Carleton (Peter), 345. 
CARMICHAEL (W.), 123. 
Carpendale (Thomas), 68. 
Carr, or Kerr (Charles), 372. 
Carre (Henry), 371. 
Carter (Thomas), 52. 
Cartwright (Caleb), 94. 
Cassidy (Roger), 90. 
CATHALD (St.), 151. 
CATHASACH I., 8. 

II., ibid. 

Caulfeild (John), 177- 
Caulfield (C. B.), 92. 

(John), 106. 

(Tobias), 372. 

CEANFOILLY, 152. 

CEDACH, 72. 

CEILE PETER, 6. 

CEILI, 179. 

CELEDABHALL, 219. 

CELESTIN, 9. 

CELLACH, or KELLACB, 9, 73. 

CELSUS, 9. 

CELY, or SELY (John), 200, 223. 

CENFAIL, or CENFAOLADH, 73. 

Chaine (John), 255. 

Chambre (John), 127. 

Champagne (Arthur), 1 15. 

CHARDEN (John), 204. 

Charles, a Dean, 185. 

Charlton (Andrew), 40, 192, 260. 

CHERBURY (David of), 278. 

Chichester (Edward), 41. 

- (Lord Edward), 363. 
Christian, an Archdeacon, 191. 

(John), 231, 239. 

CHRISTOPHER, 277. 



Church (John), 67. 

Clan (Dionysius), 339. 

Clark, or Clarke (Samuel), 145. 

(Thomas), 67. 

CLAYTON (Robert), 82. 
Cleland (John), 38. 
Clewlow (James), 53, 237. 
Clonard (Bishops o/), 108. 
CLONIN (Nehemiah), 76. 
Clonmacnois united to Meath, 133. 
Close (Samuel), 56, 242. 
COBBE (Charles), 187, 283. 

COENCOMRACH, 85. 

COGLEY (Quintin), 280. 
Colborn (James), 367. 
Colhoun (Alexander), 243. 
Colidei, or Culdees, 36, 64, 65. 
COLMAN, 138, 148, 218. 
COLMAN (St.), 250, 276. 
Colman, a Dean, 151. 
COLOCHAIR, 139. 
Colville (Alexander), 261, 271. 

CONACHT, 72. 

CONAID, 73. 
CONALL, 72, 251. 

CONCHOBAR, 110. 

Congreve (C. W.), 47. 

CONGUSA, 6. 
CONMACH, 7. 
CONNESBURGH (E.), 17. 

Cooper (Nathanael), 370. 
Coote (William). 225. 
COPE (Walter), 102, 293. 
Cope (Antony), 34 : 37, 268. 

(Barclay), 52, 53. 

Copping (John), 88. 
Corker (Chambre), 193. 
Corkoran, or O Corcoran (H.), 63. 
CORMAC, 5, 110, 148, 150, 152, 156, 
182. 



INDEX. 



381 



Cornabe (Peter J.), 240. 
CORNELIUS, 249, 277. 
CORNELIUS M CoNCALEDE, 11. 
Corner (de la). See NANGLE. 
Cornwall (William), 305. 
CORPREY Crom, 138. 
CORY, or CORRY (M.), 141. 
COTTERELL (William), 362. 
Cottingham (George), 103. 

(Henry), 129, 145. 

Cotton (John), 265. 
COUPLITH (James of), 249. 
COURCY (Edmund), 76. 
Cowley (Joshua), 302. 
CRADOCK (John), 169. 
Cradock (William), 176. 
Cranston (John), 92, 104. 
Crawfurd (Alexander), 372. 
Creery (Leslie), 243, 258, 261, 
Cressett (Edward), 88. 

CRIMIR-RODAN, 72. 

CRITAN (St.), 218. 
CROMER (George), 17. 
CRONAN (St.), 218. 
Crookshank (C. H.), 105. 
Crumpe (Matthew), 126. 
Crumpe (Richard), 94. 
CRUNMAOL, 85. 

CUANACH, Or CUANAN, 84. 

CUDINISCUS, 6. 

Cuduiligh, an Archdeacon, 130. 

CUINDEN, 247. 

Culdees (the), 36, 64, 65. 

CULIN (Patrick), 77. 

CUMASACH O HERUDAN, 9. 

CUMBERLAND (D.), 169. 
CUMMINE, 218. 
Cumming (Hugh S.), 238. 
Cunningham (Alexander), 361, 
368, 370. 



Cunningham (Robert), 368. 
Cuppage (George). 254. 

(John), 300, 303. 

CUSACK (Geoffrey), 111. 

D. 

Dale (John), 242. 
Daniel (Henry), 242, 271. 

- (Richard), 33, 228. 
(Terence), 31. 



DANTSEY (Edward), 62, 113. 
Darell (Patrick), 37. 
DAVID MAC GUAIRE, 5. 

O HlRACHTY, 14. 

of Cherbury, 278. 



Davies (Charles), 236. 
Davis (John), 299. 
Daundoix (Andrew), 126. 
DAWSON (Robert), 225, 261. 
Dawson (Ralph), 270. 

(Robert), 291. 

(Thomas V.), 146. 

Delauy (Patrick), 228. 
Delgarno (W.), 43. 
Denis, a Dean, 30. 
DEODATUS, 111. 
Dermit, a Dean, 330. 
DERMOD O TIGERNACH, 7. 
DERMOT, 73. 
Dermot (John), 62. 
DIANACH, 72. 

DIARMID O MAOILTEALCHA, 220. 
DICKENSON (C.), 125. 
DICKSON (William), 212. 
Dickson (James), 228. 

(John), 233, 243, 272. 

(Stephen), 272. 

(William), 269. 

DIGBY (Essex), 281. 
DIMA, 246. 



382 



INDEX. 



Disney (Brabazon), 41, 53. 

(B. W.), 366. 

Dixie (Edward), 173. 
Dobbin (William), 94. 
Dobbins (James), 38, 40. 
Dobbs (Richard), 255, 267. 
Dobson (Thomas), 370. 
DODD (Roger), 117- 
Dolaghan (Malachi), 146. 
Dolling (B. W.), 300. 

DOMANGHART (St.), 221. 
DONAGH, 138. 

DONALD, 9, 155, 313. 
Donald, a Dean, 360. 
DONAT, 155. 

O FlDABBA, 12. 

Donell, a Dean, 85. 
DONGAN (John), 200, 312. 
DOPPING (Antony), 119, 145. 
Dove, or O Dove (M.), 30. 
DOVENACH (Peter de), 248. 
Douglas (Charles), 270. 

(Oliver), 104. 

DOWDALL (George), 18. 
Dowdall (Christopher), 127. 
DOWNES (Henry), 121, 323. 

(Robert), 211, 333,342, 

356. 

Downes (Lewis), 172. 
DOWNHAM (George), 317. 
Downhame (C.), 343. 

(James), 33, 55, 343. 

(John), 344. 

Doyle (John), 106. 

(Langrish), 69. 

Draper (Robert), 157- 
Drayton (N.), 51. 
Drelincourt (Peter), 33. 
Droma (Louis), 177- 

DUBDALETHY I., 6. 



DRUBALETHY II., 8. 

III., 9. 

DUBHTHACH I., 5. 

II., ibid. 

Dubilton, or Dumbilton (John de), 
126. 

DUBROITH, 73. 

Ducasse (P.), 88. 

DUCHONNA, or DACHOWNA, 246. 

DUIBHINNSI, 220. 

Duleek, See of, 148. 

Dunbar (Alexander), 101. 

(John), 263, 267. 

(Joseph), 192. 

(Robert), 267. 

Duncan (John), 230. 
DUNDAS (James), 205. 
Dunkin, or Duncan (P.), 37, 242. 
(David), 265, 372. 



Dunshaughlin, the See of, 149. 
Durham (Richard), 106. 

E. 

EARCH, 72. 

Eaton (Richard), 371. 
ECHLIN (Robert), 205, 238, 261. 
Echlin (John), 235. 

(Robert), 99, 235, 343. 

Edge (Peter), 368. 
EDGEWORTH (Edward), 157, 204. 
Edgeworth (Essex), 193. 
Edwards (Jonathan), 337. 
EGGLESCLIFF (John of), 249. 
EGREMONT (William), 279. 
EIRC, or ERC (St.), 151. 

ElRGLEAN, 72. 

Eldershaw (John), 371. 
Elford (Thomas), 67. 
ELLIS (Welbore) 122. 
Ellison (John), 369. 



INDEX. 



383 



ELVINGTON (Simon), 250. 
El wood (Samuel), 343. 
Emelden (Robert de), 4 126. 
Emily (Edward), 334. 
ENECH, 277. 

Engeham (Vincentius), 345. 
English (Richard), 67. 

(Thomas), 68. 

ENNA M CONAIL, 72. 
Eochagan, an Archdeacon, 151. 

EOCHAID M DERMOT, 5. 

Eochy, an Archdeacon, 149. 
EOGAN, 251. 
ERARD (St.), 179. 
ERC, or EIRC (St.), 151. 
Erdesleye (Philip de), 229, 230. 
Erskine (Archibald), 101, 105. 
ESTE (Charles), 40, 47- 
Ettleshale (William de), 223. 
EVANS (John), 121. 
Evelyn (William), 299. 
EUGENE, 111, 249, 309. 

DE MONASTERIO, 7. 

M GlLLIVIDER, 12. 

EUNAN (St.) 347. 
EUSTACHIUS, 248, 256. 

F. 

FACHTNA, 7. 
FAELDOBAR, 72. 
Fairfax (Charles), 227. 

(Thomas), 91, 301. 
FAITHMAN, 110. 
FARANAN, 7. 
Farquhar (John), 369. 
FEBLA (FLANN), 6. 
FECHIN, or FJEICHIN, 149. 
FEIDLIMID, FELIM, or PUELIM, 5, 

71. 
Fenwick (Maurice G.), 366, 368. 



FERDACHRY, 6. 
Ferghal, see Ferrall. 
FERGUS, 148. 

- (St.), 197. 
FERRAL, see also O FERRAL. 

(Lisacht), 183. 

Ferrall (Fitzdaniel), 185. 

- (Richard), 185. 
FIACHRE, 109, 110, 252. 
Fineau (John), 240. 
FINGEN, 198. 
FINIAN (St.), 108, 219. 

FlNNACHTA M ECTIGERN, 85. 
FlONAN, 85. 

Fitzgerald (Henry V.), 175. 

FlTZRALPH (R.), 14. 

Fitzsymons (Daniel), 102. 
FLAITHBERTACH, 198. 
FLAN FEBLA, 6. 
FLANGUS M LOINGLE, 7. 
Flavelle (J. F.), 69. 
FLEMING (N.), 16. 

(Robert le), 248. 
FLETCHER (Thomas), 228, 283. 
Fletcher (John), 237. 

(Philip), 301. 

Florence, a Dean, 306. 
Flynn (William), 144. 

FOENDELACH, 6. 

FOLEY (Samuel), 208. 
Foley (Solomon), 242. 

FORCHERNE (St.), 151. 

Ford, or Forde (Arthur), 303. 
- (Roger), 337. 

(William B.), 243. 

Forsayeth (John), 372. 
FORSTER (Nicholas), 354. 
( William \ 170. 



Forster (John), 95. 
(Mark), 104. 



384 



INDEX. 



Forsyth (Gavin), 370. 
Fortescue (John), 236. 
Forward (John), 42. 

(Robert), 292. 

FOSTER (William), 83. 
Foulque, or Folque (John), 105. 
Foure, the See of, 149. 
Fox (Henry), 230. 
FOXALLS (John), 17- 
Francis (John), 241. 
Free (Joshua), 243. 
Freind (John), 48, 56. 

(William M.), 55. 

French (Matthew), 267- 

(William), 189. 

Frere (William), 301. 

Frey (James), 32. 

Fullarton (William), 46, 53, 271. 

FULLER (William), 298. 

Fynter, quaere Wynter ? (T.), 59. 

G. 

GAEITHEINE, 197. 
Gage (John), 345. 

(Robert), ibid. 

Gaines (Edward), 264. 
Galbraith (Humphrey), 91. 
GALEATIUS, 279. 
Galfridus, an Archdeacon, 229. 
Garbett (John), G8. 
GARNETT (John), 83. 
GARVEY, or GARVIE (John), 19 
127, 157. 

GELASIUS, 11. 

M CORMIC, 198. 

Gerald, a Dean, 185. 

GERARD, 276. 

G ERA WAN, see KIR WAN. 

Gervais (Francis), 371. 

GERVASE, 277- 



Gibson (John), 224. 

(Samuel), 67- 

GILBERT, 140, 144. 
GILBERT O CARAN, 11. 
Gilbert (Claudius), 51. 
GILLA, or GELASIUS, 11. 
GILLA MOCHUA, 149. 
GILLA PATRICK M DONALD, 9. 
Gilla Patrick, a Prior, 36. 
GNIA, 148. 

Godley (William), 50, 52. 
GODWYN (Timothy), 168. 
Golding (Edward), 338. 
Goldsmith (Edward), 268. 
GOODACRE (Hugh), 18. 
Gordon (Alexander), 240. 

(James C.), 238. 



Gore (William), 88, 92, 228. 
Gossen (George), 65, 66. 
Gough (Benjamin B.), 339. 

(Thomas B.), 335. 

Gouldsbury (Francis), 342, 



343, 



344. 

Gourney, or Gurney (R.), 342. 
Gowan (Clot worthy), 367, 370. 

(George), 369, 371. 

Gowen (Thomas), 87- 
Grant (Thomas), 39. 
Grantham (James), 298. 
Graves (Nicholas), 264, 292. 

(Richard), 189. 

(Thomas), 255. 



Gray (Oliver), 259. 

Green, or Greene (Thomas), 372. 

(William), 263. 



Greenfield (Andrew), 369. 
G wynne (John), 267- 

(Stephen) 265. 

Gwynsynan (B. ne) 61 



INDEX. 



385 



H. 

HACKET (Thomas), 208. 
Hackett (Richard), 242. 
HADSOR (William), 114. 
Haffey (Daniel), 67. 
Hales (John), 301, 303. 
HALL (George), 288. 
Hall (Francis), 243. 

(Savage), 54. 

HAMILTON (Hugh), 34. 

(Malcolm), 105, 235. 
Hamilton (Andrew), 98, 365. 

(Claudius), 99. 

(David), 68. 

(Francis), 43. 

(Frederick), 365. 

(Gavin), 367, 368. 

(George), 105. 

(George Gary), 371. 

(James A.) 43, 51, 56, 

301. 
(James), 98, 236, 242, 

365. 

(John), 293, 3G5. 
(William), 47, 368. 

(William Vesey), 270. 
HAMPTON (Christopher), 20, 316. 
Handcock (Matthew), 176. 
(Stephen), 145. 
Harcourt (Edward), 67. 
Hare (Charles), 272. 

- (John), 103. 
Harris (Arthur), 260, 264. 
Harrison (Edmund), 341. 

(Theophilus), 145. 
HARTSTONGE (John), 322. 
Harvvood (James), 345. 
Hastings (James), 104. 

- (Thomas), 99, 100. 
Hatton (Edward). 95, 103, 192. 



Hatton (James), 95. 
HAWKINS (James), 285, 299, 357. 
Hawkins (John), 369. 
Hawkshaw (John}, 66, 69. 
(Samuel), 105. 



HAY (William de), 248. 
Hay den (John), 339. 
Hazlett (Matthew), 270. 
Helias, an Archdeacon, 125. 
HENRY, 141. 
Henry, a Canon, 62. 
HERVEY (Frederic A.), 325. 
Hewetson, or Hewson (B.), 38, 59. 

(Christopher), 367- 
(Michael), 47. 



(Nathanael), 100. 

Hewitt (James), 35. 

Ileygatc, or Highgate (James), 91 . 

HICKMAN (Charles), 321. 

Hill (Antony), 267. 

(Hugh), 43. 

- (John), 172. 

- (John B.), 344. 
HOADLY (John), 25. 
Hobson (Richard J.), 270. 
Hodge (Robert), 69. 
HOGAN (Richard), 142. 
HOCESON (William), 314. 
Holland (George), 332, 337. 
Holman (Diagoras), 299. 
Homan (Richard), 369. 
HOPKINS (Ezechiel), 319, 351, 361. 
Horncastle (F. W.), 69. 

HORT (Josiah), 169, 188. 
Hort (Robert), 193. 
HOTHAM (Sir John), 83. 
Houston (Francis), 243. 
How, or Howe (Edward), 91. 
HOWARD (Robert), 188. 
Howse (George), 297- 



386 



INDEX. 



HUDSON (John), 87. 
Hudson (E. G.) 36. 
Hugh (Master), 51. 

a Dean, 149. 

Hume (John), 335. 

(Robert), 345. 

HUMPSTON (Robert), 204. 
Hunt (John), 49. 
HUNTING-TON (Robert), 253. 
HUTCHINSON (Francis), 210. 

(Samuel), 242, 258, 

269, 293. 
Hutchinson (Francis), 233. 

I. J. 

Jackson (James E.), 35, 57- 

(John), 102. 

Jacob (Arthur), 38, 47, 56. 

JAMES, 142. 

James, an Archdeacon, 90. 

JARLATH, 4. 

IDUNAN, 110. 

Jellett (Morgan), 103. 

Jenney ( v Christopher), 50. 

- (Henry), 47,50, 67, 297, 303. 
Jephson (John), 51. 

(Michael), 37. 

Inett (William), 65, 66. 

INGE (Hugh), 115. 

JOCELYN (P.), 43, as. 

JOHN, a Bishop, 142, 182, 201, 248, 

249, 277, 313, 348. 
JOHN BAPTIST, 279. 
John, a Dean, 185. 

a Prior, 223. 

JOHNSON (William), 115. 
Johnson (Hill), 172. 
Johnston (G. H. M.), 239. 
Johnstone (James), 101. 
JONES (Ambrose), 129. 



JONES (George L.), 170. 

- (Henry), 7D, 119, 172, 186, 
302. 
(Lewis;, 186. 

(Thomas), 117. 
Jones (James), 41. 

(John), 50, 68, 69. 

(Robert), 102. 

(Roger), 51. 

(Thomas), 264. 

(William), 129, 242, 264. 

JORSE (Roland), 14. 

(Walter), ibid. 

JOSEPH, 8, 247. 
Joseph, a Dean, 30. 
ISAAC, 248. 

K. 

Kahan, see Cahan. 
Keanc, or Kene (R.), 342. 
Kearney (John), 38. 

(Michael), 365. 

Keatinge (Cadogan), 89. 
Kells, the Sec of, 150. 

Archdeacons q/*, 130. 

Kelly (Daniel), 68. 
KENAN (St.), 148. 
Kenelye (John de), 126. 
Kent (Edward), 302. 
Kenyon (John), 242. 
Kerdiffe (John), 145. 
Kernan (John), 224. 
Kerr (John), 100, 103, 1()5, 187. 
Kethernach, 36. 
KIARAN (St.), 72, 137. 
KILMESSAN (Ralph de), 200. 
KING (William), 320. 
King (James), 363, 372. 
Kincaid, or Kinnceade (John), 269, 
368. 



INDEX. 



387 



Kirk wood (James), 98. 
KIRWAN (Florence), 142. 
KITE (John), 17. 
KITTEL (T.), 190. 
KNOX (Andrew), 350. 

(Edmund), 229. 

(Robert), 218. 

(William), 327. 

Knox (Andrew), 370. 
(Charles), 48, 344. 

(John), 367. 

Lacy (Thomas de), 130. 
LAMBERT (Ralph), 121, 227, 237, 

283. 

Lamy (John), 369. 
LANCASTER (Thomas), 19, 132. 
Langdon (Richard), 69. 
Lang-ton (William), 88. 

LASERIAN(St.), 72. 

Laurence, an Archdeacon, 43, 336, 
364. 

a Canon, 366. 

Laury (John), 237. 

Law (John), 104. 

(Robert), 300. 

Lawder (Hume), 106. 

Laye (William), 67. 

Leavens (John), 59. 

Leche, or Leech (John), 63, 230. 

(James), 63, 244. 

Ledwich (Edward), 342. 

Lee (George), 231. 

Lees (Sir Harcourt), 103. 

Leicester, Lyster, or Lester (Wil 
liam), 144. 

Leigh (Thomas), 59, 298. 

LESLEY, or LESLIE (Henry), 50, 
119,206,225, 269. 

(John), 56, 79, 171, 289, 



351, 361. 
ULSTER.] 



LEBLEY (Robert), 79, 257, 267, 280, 

351. 

Lesley, or Leslie (Charles), 259, 365. 
(Edward), 302. 

- (Edmund), 233, 272. 

(Henry), 52, 102, 233, 242, 

255, 273, 292. 

- (John), 292, 332. 

(Mossom), 369. 

(Patrick), 103. 
LEVEROUS (Thomas), 45. 
Lewis (George), 129. 
LIDDELL (T.), 199. 
Lifford (John), 52. 

(Viscount), 35. 

Lightburne (William), 332, 341. 
Linch, see Lynch. 

LINDSAY (Thomas), 24, 354. 
Lindsay (Samuel), 94. 

(Thomas), 342. 

Lingard (Richard), 147. 
Lloyd (Eugene, or Owen), 254. 

(John), 55, 298, 299. 

(Thomas), 298. 

LOARN, a Bishop, 195. 
Lockwood (Thomas), 131. 
Lodge (Edmund), 240. 

(William), 41, 68. 

LOFTUS (Adam), 18. 
LOGAN (John), 200, 230. 
Logan (Henry), 230. 
Lonergan (V. E.), 243. 
LONG (John), 19. 
Lord (Nathanael), 65, 66. 

(William), 54. 

Lovell (George), 240. 

(Trefusis), 338, 345. 

Louth, Bishops of, 84. 

LUGADE, 246. 

LUKE NETTERVILLE, 12. 



3 E 



388 



INDEX. 



LtJMAN(St.), 151. 

Luttrell (Robert), 127- 
Lymbrycke (John), 60. 
Lynch (Marcus), 144. 
LYONS, or LYNS (A.), 181. 
Lyster, see Leicester. 

M. 

MACARTIN, 71. 
Mace (James), 235, 240, 242. 
Mackeson (George), 31, 93. 
Mackullogh, Macullagh ? (G.), 102. 
Maclean, or Maclaine (J.), 268. 
Maclean (William), 57, 69. 
Madagan O Kellechain, 36. 
Madden (John), 173. 

(William), 61. 

MAEL, or MELL (St.), 179. 
MAEL-BRIGID M DORNAN, 8. 

M REDAN, 247. 

MAELCOB, 72. 

MAELCOBA M CRUMVAIL, 8. 
MAELDARIUS, 138. 
MAELDUIN, 73. 
MAELFECHIN, 110. 
MAEL FINNEN, 310. 
MAELISA, 9. 

O CARROL, 11. 

MAEL MOCHAIR, 73. 
MAEL MOCTHE, 110. 
MAEL MURRY, 9. 

MAEL-PATRICK M MAOL TDLE, 8. 
MAGEE (William), 358. 
MAGENNIS, or M GYNISSA (A.), 
280. 

(E.), 

202, 230, 305, 314. 
Magee (John), 369. 
Magenis, Magennis, M Ganussa 

(Arthur), 304, 306. 



Magenis (Conor), 224. 

(Gelasius), 224. 

(Moriertagh), 90. 

(William), 174. 

MAGEOI, Magee (J.), 180. 
Maghbile, Bishops of, 219. 
MAGODAIG (B.), 180. 

(Joseph), 180, 191. 

MAGONAIL (Donat), 350. 

(Patrick), 348. 

MAGRATH (Miler), 77, 203. 

(Simon), 180. 

Magrath (Folliott F.), 243. 
MAGUIRE (Peter), 76, 90. 

(Ross), 76. 

Maguire, see also M Guire. 
(Cathal, or Charles), 63, 

86, 90. 

(Edmund), 90. 

(Hugh), 98. 

(John), 97. 

(Malachi), 90, 192. 

(Maurice), 90. 

(Patrick), 98, 106. 

(Turlogh), 97. 

Mahon (Arthur), 263. 

(James), 294. 

Major (William), 52. 

(_?), 130. 

MALACHI O MORGAIR, 10, 198, 247. 

II., 198. 

III., ib. 

Malmesbury (Richard of), 126. 
Malone (Ferdoragh), 147- 

(Hugh), 139. 

[See also O Malone.} 

Manby (Peter), 332. 
MANDACHAN (E.), 111. 
MANX (Richard), 212. 
Mant (F. W.), 241. 



INDEX. 



389 



Mant (R. M.), 234, 263. 

- (Walter B.), 234, 258. 
MAOL ATHGEN, 219. 
MAOL BREEDI, 151. 
MAOL KEVIN, 198. 
MAOL MAIRE, 198. 
MARGETSON (James), 22, 95, 331. 
MARIANUS, or MAEL MURRY, 9. 
Mariman (John), 59. 
MARLAY (George), 284, 370. 
MARSH (Francis), 33, 157, 253, 296. 

(Narcissus), 23. 

Marsh (Jeremiah), 173. 
Marshall (John), 237. 
MARTIN, of Bologna, 14. 

(Antony), 118. 

Martin (Alexander), 176. 

(William), 67. 

Mason (John), 68. 
Massenden (Francis), 242. 
Mathews, or Matthews (Andrew), 

239. 
(Edward), 237. 

- (Lemuel), 231, 271. 
(John), 239. 

- (Philip), 257, 263. 

- (Robert), 68. 
Maude (John C.) ( 95. 

(R. W. H.), 89. 

MAULE (Henry), 122, 283. 
Maule (Thomas), 66. 
Mauleverer (William), 57. 
MAURICE, 154. 
MAURICE M DONALD, 10. 
Maurice, an Archdeacon, 192. 
a Canon, 366. 

a Dean, 30. 

MAXWELL (Henry), 123, 174, 284. 
(Robert), 54, 167, 231, 
259. 



Maxwell (Henry), 55, 56, 259, 301. 

(John), 270. 

(Robert), 31, 54, 55, 240, 

259. 
Meade (Pierce), 297. 

(Robert), 243. 

MELCHUO (St.), 179. 
Mellifont (Nicholas de), 44. 
MERCIER (William), 249. 
Meredith (Charles), 55. 
MERRIMAN (John), 203. 
MESSING (Richard), 277. 
MET (John), 16. 
Meyler (William), 145. 
MICHAEL, 14. 

Michael, an Archdeacon, 43. 
Midatius ( ?) an Archdeacon, 44. 
Mills (William), 266. 
MILO, of Dunstable, 180. 
SWEETMAN, 16. 



Mitchell (Andrew), 94. 

MOCTEANUS, 110. 

MOCTEUS, or MOCTHE, 85. 
MOCTINIANUS, 85. 

MOEL FlNIAN, 150. 

MOEL POILE, 139, 150. 

MOIGNE, or MOYGNE (Thomas), 

128, 157. 

Molloy (Neill), 147- 
Monck (John Stanley), 338. 
Moneypenny (Andrew), 239, 256. 
(Arthur), 240. 



Monsell (John S.), 261. 
(Thomas B.), 339. 



MONTAIN, or MOUNTAIN (R.), 113. 
MONTGOMERY (George), 78, 117, 

315, 350. 

Montgomery (Alexander), 99, 371. 
(Edward), 236. 



(James), 365, 369. 



390 



INDEX. 



Montgomery (Robert), 104. 

(Samuel L.), 243. 

Moore (Alexander), 2G3. 

(Arthur), 176. 

- (Richard), 44. 
(William), 58, 291. 
Moorcraft (James), 129. 
MORAIND, or MORAN, 73, 218. 
MORETON (William), 121. 
Moreton (Richard), 271. 
Morgan (Hamilton), 236. 

(Thomas), 235, 240. 

Morice (William) 44, 336. 
Morris (Peter), 333. 
Morse (William), 336. 
Mortimer (Robert), 236. 
Mosse (Michael), 99. 
MOSSOM (Robert), 319. 
Moy (Richard), 67. 
MUBIRE (Robert), 349. 
Mulkequena (Patrick), 42. 

MURECHAN, 8. 

MUREDACH, Or MUREGACH, 73. 

MUREDACH M FERGUS, 8. 

Muredach, a Prior, 36. 

an Archdeacon, 149. 

Murphy (Henry), 272. 

(Laurence), 67. 

Murray (Richard), 191. 
M Aio (N.), 10. 

M AlLILD (C.), 110. 

M ALLCHON (Flanagan), 247. 

M ANTSAIR, Or M lNTIRE, 74. 

M Avenyll (Edmund), 30, 31. 
M BRADY. See also BRADY. 

(Andrew), 155, 175. 

(Gilbert), 181. 

(Nicholas), 155. 

(Roderic), ib. 

M BREC (F.), 109. 



M BROYN (M.), 85. 
M Bruyn (A.), 62, 329. 
M CAGHWELL (James), 203. 
M Caghwell (Owen), 336. 

M CAIRVILL, Or M CARWELL (D.), 

71. 
M Calmer (Laurence), 340. 

M CAMAILL, or M CAGHWELL (A.), 

76,90. 

(B.), 75, 90. 

(Eugene), 77, 86. 

(John), 112. 

M Camail, or M Cathmayl, or 
M Kamyl (Arthur), 63, 341. 

(Denis), 58. 

(Edmund), 30. 

(John), 58, 63, 86. 

(Odo), 310. 

- (Patrick), 58. 
(William), 62, 86, 330, 



M Carmacan (Menna), 360. 

M CASACH (W.), 181. 
M CATHASAIDH (M.), 39, 75, 90, 

276. 

(N.), 75, 90. 

(R.), 110. 



M Clery (M.), 144. 
M Closgaidh (Dermit), 340. 
(Maurice), ib. 



M COGHLAN (C.), 141, 144. 

M Coghlan (James), 146. 
M Colroith (Marcus), 194. 
M CoNAiL (E.), 72. 
M Conagan (Patrick), 305. 

M CONAMA (C.), 155. 
M CONCALEDE (C.), 11. 

M Congalaid (John), 366. 
M CORMAC (G.), 198. 

(Menelaus), 349, 360. 

(William), 181. 



INDEX. 



391 



M Creaghnyr (S.), 39. 
M Crenyr (Magonius), 265, 272. 

M CRIOCHAN (M.), 310. 

M CRONMAEL (Flan), 251. 
M CROSSAIN (Henry), 348. 

- (Richard), ib. 

M CRUMVAIL (M.), 8. 

M DAIRIN (A.), 73. 

M DERMOT (E.), 5. 

M Dewyn (David), 41, 51, 63. 

(Jenkyn), 58. 

(Philip), 62. 
M DoNAGH (lona), 109. 

M DONALD (G.), 9. 

(M.), 10. 

MDONEGAN (F.), 277, 305. 
M DORNAN (M.), 8, 347. 
M DuiBHNE (F.), 155. 

- (M.), 154. 
M Duibhne (John), 175. 

M DlJLGEN (C.), 8. 
M DUNCHAD (T.), 109. 
M ECTIGERN (F.), 85. 
M EG ARTY (D.), 138. 

M Ege, M Heyge (John), 340. 

(Odo), 340. 

M Egyrr (E.), 42. 
M ENEOL (C.), 154. 
M EoieH (John), 180. 
M FERGUS (M.), 8. 
- (S.), 197. 

M FLANAGAN (F.), 110. 

M Genis, or M Ganusa. See Ma- 

gennis. 

M Ghee (Robert), 345. 
M Gilboy, or M Gillaboy (John), 

295, 306. 

M GiLBRiDE (John), 349. 
M Gillade, or M Gillay (D.), 37, 

62. 



M Gilla Cosgly (Denis), 97. 
JM Gilla Finin (R.), 89. 
M Gillanemore (M.), 192. 
M GILLA RON AN (T.), 74. 
M Gillco Erain (M.), 175. 
M Gillewridy (^Eneas), 366. 
(Cornelius), 360. 

iM GlLLIVIDER (E.), 12. 
M GlRTHID (F.), 109. 

M Gonsenan (B.), 341. 

M GORMAN (T.), 7. 

M ; GRAGH. See Magrath. 

M Graidin (P.), 185- 

M Granail (Cormac), 194. 

(Donald), ib. 

(Thady), ib. 

M Grenor, or M Crenyr (Solo 
mon), 97- 

M GuiRE, or MAGUIRE. See also 
Maguire (P.), 76, 90. 
- (Ross), 76. 

M Guony (Roger), 340. 

M Gvvynd (Patrick), 306. 

M Gwyryn (John), ib. 

(Patrick), 304. 

- (Peter), 306. 

- (Thady), 304, 306. 
M Gynd (Adam), 295. 
(Arthur), ib. 

(John), 304. 
M Heyge (Odo), 340. 

M lNCLERICUIR (M.), 198. 

M Inivmy (John), 301. 

M lNTYRE (M.), 74. 

M Kamyl, or M Kathmaill. See 
M-Camaill 

M KELLACH (D.), 8. 

(Finachta), 310. 

M Keon (Matthew), 42. 
M Kewan. See M Dewyn. 



392 



INDEX. 



M KlNFALAID (M)., 347. 

M Lachlyn (Donald), 340. 

M LACHTNAN (B.), HO. 

M LAisiR, 5. 

M LOINGLE (F.), 7. 

M LOINGRY (F.), 139. 

M LONGSEC (M.), 110. 

M LouGHLiN (Geoffrey), 312. 
-- (Michael), ib. 

M MAEL KlARAN, 74. 

M Maguna (N.), 97. 
M MAHON (James), 314. 
- (Patrick), 183. 
M Mahon (Philip), 97. 

M MAOL TULE (M.), 8. 
M MAOLUIDHIR (C.), 309. 

M MOLISSA (N.), 13. 
M Neale (Archibald), 235. 
- (Daniel), 264. 

- (John), 227. 
M NissE (Aengus), 246. 

M OlREACHTY, Or M ORECHTY 



(Henry), 248, 312. 



M RABARTACH (C.), 8. 

M REDAN (M.), 247. 

M RENAN (T.), 5. 
M SAWRAN, 182. 
M SEGENE (N.), 7. 
M SUIBHNE (C.), 109. 

M Tagart (John), 269, 341. 
-- (William), 330. 
M TEIGE (Paul), 141. 
M Thaig, or M Teige (Odo), 340. 

M THEGADAN (J. M.), 180. 
M TUATHAIL, or M TOOLE (E.), 

84. 

N. 

Naas (Adam Del), 131. 
Nairn (Hugh), 106. 



NANGLE (Richard), 112. 
NEHEMIAH, 247, 251. 
Nendrum, the See of, 218. 
NETTERVILLE (L.), 12, 43. 
Nevin (Hugh), 99, 101, 104. 
NEWCOME (William), 27, 285. 

NlALLAN, 151. 

NICHOLAS M MOLISSA, 13. 

FLEMING, 16. 

Nicholas, a Canon, 61. 

a Prior, 223. 

NICOLSON (William), 322. 
NIGEL M AiD, 10. 
NONY (Henry), 181. 
Norris (Charles), 267. 

NUAD M SEGENE, 7. 

NUGENT (Edmund), 156. 

Nugent (Nicholas), 192. 

(Richard), 105. 

O. 

O Bail (John), 341. 
O BANAIN, or O BANAN (Gelasius), 
75. 

(Maol-Patrick), 247. 
O Bardain, a Dean, 171. 
O BEIRNE (T. L.), 123. 
Obins (John), 372. 
O BoYLE (Niall), 350. 
O BRAOIN (D.), 138. 
O BRIEN (John T.), 372. 
O BROGAN (David), 74. 

(Nehemiah), ib. 



O BROLCHAIN (Flatbert), 310. 
O BRUIN (D.), 141. 
O Brynn (C.), 97. 

(Nehemiah), 303, 306. 

O BUIGILL (Odo), 73. 
O Caghwell. See also MCaghwell, 
and M Camhaill (Donat), 341. 



INDEX. 



393 



O CAUAN (Cornelius), 350. 
O Cahan, or O Cathan (Donald), 

336. 

- (Gerard), 340. 
-- (Maurice), 340. 
-- (Michael), 336. 
O Callaghan (D.), 37, 63. 
O CARAN (Gilbert), 11, 347. 
O Carbry (^neas), 97- 
O Carolan, or O Kerulan. See 

O Cerbhallan (John), 340. 
-- (Nolan), 341. 
O CARROL (John), 112. 
--- (M), 11, 74. 
O Cassaly, or O Cassely (John), 

37, 340. 

__ (Luke), 62. 
O Cassan, or O Kassan (D.), 63. 
O Cathan. See O Cahan. 
O Cele, or O Kelly (D.), 151. 
O CERBHALLAN, O Cervellan, or 

O Caireallain (Florence), 311. 
- (Gervase), ib. 
--- (Hugh), 77. 
O Cerbhallan (Donat), 330. 
O Cionaedh, or O Kineth (E.), 152. 
(F.), ib. 

O CLERCHEN (C.), 110. 

O CoBHTHAic,orO Coffy (Amlaff), 

311. 

-- (Muireadach), 310. 
O Coinderi (Thomas), 171. 
O Comonoclad (John), 340. 

O CONACHTY (F.), 154. 



O CONALLY (Patrick), 77. 
O Concheran, or O Corcoran (P.), 
63. 

O CONELLAN (A.), 13, 30. 

-- (Thomas), 182. 



O CoNGA (Ultan), 109. 

O CONOLLY (A.), 13. 

O CONNOR (F.), 154. 
(Milo), 146. 

(T.), 11. 

(Ultan), 109. 

O CORCORAN ( ), 76. 
O Corchoran, or O Fercheran (H.), 

63. 

O CORMAC (B.), 138. 
O Corr (Eugene), 58. 
O Corre (John), 37. 
O Corry (Maurice), 30. 
O Corvan (Cornelius), 177. 
O Coylan (John), 58. 

O CRIDAGAIN (P.), 154. 

OCTAVIAN de PALATIO, 17. 

O CuiLLEANOr O CULEAN (M.),73. 

O CuiN, or O QuiN (T.) 140. 
O Culean (Benedict), 62. 

(David), ib. 

(Denis), 30. 

(Isaiah), 63. 

(Maurice), 44, 63. 

(Owen), 64. 
O Daighre (Geoffrey), 336. 

(Macraith), ib. 

(Maelisa), ib. 

O DALY (L.), 141. 

Odo, a Dean, 86. 
O Doghertie (Phelim), 361. 
O DONNEL (Cornelius M.), 349. 

(John M.), ib. 

(Roderic), 314, 360. 



(Thomas), 348. 

O Donnell (Magonius), 336. 

(T.), 31. 

O DoRiGH (M.), 347. 
O Dornan (James), 299. 
O DRENE, 219. 



394 



INDEX. 



O Drowelagh (Magonius), 366. 
O Dubenaid (Cornelius), 366. 
O DuBHAi, or O DuFFY (D.), 139. 

(W.), 140. 

O Dubhain (Cornelius), 204. 
O Dubhagain (Peter), 175. 
O Dullachan (Philip), 146. 

O DUNLUING, Or O DUBARIC (T.), 

110. 

O Duyll (Roger), 340. 
OEGETCHAIR (St.), 218. 
O ERGAIN (E.), 139. 
O FALLON (Donald), 314. 
O Farrely (William), 175. 
O Fenachty (Simon), 340. 
O Ferchanan (M.), 39. 

O FERGAIL, Or O FERRAL(C.), 181. 

(Cornelius), ib. 

(Florence), 348. 

(Owen), 180, 191. 

(Richard), 181, 182. 

(William), 182. 

O Fergall, or O Ferrall (Bernard), 
340, 366. 

. (Donat), 194. 

(Eugene), 340, 366. 

(Lucius), 194. 

(Walter), ib. 

O FlDABRA (D.), 12,74. 

(M.), 139. 

O FlNDAN (W.), 140. 

O FiXN (Hugh), 154. 
O FLANAGAN (Bartholomew), 313. 
O Flanagan (P.), 97. 
O Flanit (Charles), 194. 

O FOLLANMUIN (T.), 110. 
O FOLLOMAN, 111. 

O Foramain (G.), 336. 

O FORLAN (D.), 109. 

OTRAIC, or O FRAYN (T.), 181. 



3 Frylly (O Reilly?) (A.), 366. 

FuRY(D.), 12. 

O GALCHOR, or O G ALLAGHER ( ), 

141. 

(Art), 350.- 

(Edmund), 349. 

(Laurence), ib. 

(Redmond), 315. 



O Gallagher (John), 336, 366. 

(Edmund), 360. 

(Laurence), ib. 



O GiLL PATRICK (D.), 140. 
O Goban (Eugenius), 177. 
O HAGAN (G.), 110. 

O HAHIR (C.), 109. 

O Hallegan (N.), 62. 
O Hanrachtaid (E.), 97. 
(M.), 62, 97. 



O HARRETAIGH (A.), 139. 
O HECTIGERN (C.) 

O Heigassa (M.), 97. 
O Hele (Kellan), 256. 
O Heoghain (Donald), 86. 
(Peter), ib. 



O HEOTAI (C.), 179. 
(Matthew), 180, 194. 



O HlRACHTY (D.), 14. 
O HlSLENAN, 179. 

O Hynrachtayth (M.), 62, 97. 
O KEARNEY (Christian), 248. 
(James), 249. 



O Kellechain, or O Callaghan (D.), 

37, 63. 
(John), 62, 97. 

O KELLY, Or O KELLAIDY, 73. 

(E.), 111. 

O Kelly (Pat), 63, 306. 
O Kerry (Patrick), 30. 
O Kervallan, or O Carolan(P.),39. 
(John), 340. 



INDEX. 



395 



O Kionaedha (F.), 152. 

O KlLLEEN (C.), 138. 

O Kylte (Donald), 256. 
O Kynaele (Maurice), 340. 
O Kynnegan (P.), 63. 
O LANNUB (John), 277. 
O LAPHAIN (Aengus), 347. 
OLCAN (St.), 250. 
OLDAIS (John), 141. 
O Leyner (Dermid), 366. 
O Limnochore (Felim), 177. 
Oliver (John), 193. 
Oliver (Silver), 54. 
O Lonchan (Stephen), 63. 
O Lorchan (Eugene), 62. 
O Loughnan (Patrick), 59. 
O Luchan, or O Lucheran (T.), 30, 

62. 
O Luinin (Matthew), 192. 

O MACTDRAN (C.), 74. 

O MAEL (P.), 141. 
O MAEL-Eom [Malone] (T.), 139. 
O Magrela (Cornelius), 306. 
O MAILY (E.), 140. 
O MALONE (_), 139. 

(C.), 140. 

(G.), 139. 

(Hugh), 140. 
- (M.), ib. 

. (Roderic), 182. 
O Malone (Odo), 144. 
O MAOILTEALCHA (D.), 220. 
O MAIOLUIDHIR (M.), 139. 

O MAOLEOIN (R.), J82. 

O MELIDER (M.), 139. 
O Mellan (Charles), 30. 

O MlADACHAIN, or MEGHAN (E.), 
111. 

O Mithian, O Meighan (D.), 177. 
O MoDEiN (M.), 140. 

ULSTER.] 3 



O Molchollynd (Peter), 62, 
O MORAN (M.), 179. 
O MORGAIR (Christian), 73. 

(Malachi),10, 198,247. 



O Morissa (Corraac), 341. 
O Morrey (Donald), 296. 
O Moryson (David), 340. 
O Mostead (John), 306. 

(Patrick), 295. 
(Thomas), ib. 



O Moyle (John), 192. 

O MOYLEDOWNE (M.), 139. 

O Mulconry (Maurice), 192. 
O Mullachlyr (J.), 146. 
O Mulmoyg (M.), 63. 
O MURID, or O MURRY (A.), 11, 

179. 

O MURBAY (Adam), 179. 
O Murray (Donald), 271. 

O MURRECHAN (M.), 139. 

O NATHAIN (Thomas), 348, 364. 

ONCHU, 151. 

O NEAL, or O NEILL (Odo, or 

Hugh), 39, 76, 312. 
O NEILL, 11. 
O Niellan (Charles), (an error for 

O Mellan), 30. 

Openshawe (Robert), 87, 252. 
O QuiN (Thomas), 140. 
O Reathay (Patrick), 62. 
O REILLY (Dermod), 156. 

- (John), 155, 156. 

- (Richard), 155. 
Orme (Edward), 173. 
Ormsby (Coote), 333. 
O Robhartaigh, a Dean, 85. 
O Ronaga (Adam), 306. 

(Donald), 304, 306. 

-"(Odo), 304. 
(Patrick), 303, 304. 



39G 



INDEX. 



O Ronaga (Peter), 302, 306. 
O RoNECA, or URONECA (O Row- 

ney), 276. 

O Rowney (Peter), 306. 
O Ruadrach (C.), 150. 
O RuARK (Simon), 154. 
O ScANLAiN (Patrick), 13, 348. 
O ScoBA (Carbrac), 348. 
O ScuLA (Flan), 247. 
OSENIUS, 109. 
O Shele, or Shiel, or O Shieghel 

(Cormac), 304. 

(Hugh), 305. 

(John), 295, 306. 

(Magonius), 306. 



O Shruan (Florence), 147. 
O Siridian (Thomas), 175. 
OSWALD (John), 284, 357. 
O Sythyghe (John), 97. 

O TELDUIBH (C.), 109. 
O TlGERNACH (D.), 7. 
OTlRLENAN, 179. 

O TooLE (E.), 84. 
O ToRMAY (Jocelyn), 180. 
O Tully (Niall), 97. 
OTWAY (Thomas) 46. 
Quid (Fielding), 270. 
OULDHALL (Edmund), 114. 
OWEN, 182. 
Owen (Adam), 126. 
(John), 145. 

P. 

PALATIO (Octavian de), 17. 
Palatio (John de), 64. 
Palmer (George), 67. 

(Peregrine), 345. 

(William), 64. 

Parker (John), 95. 
(Patrick), 267. 



Parnell (Thomas), 91. 
Parr (Richard), 57- 
PATRICK, 154. 

(St.). 3. 

O SCANLAIN, 13. 

Patrick, a Canon, 265. 

a Dean, 291. 



Patten (Henry), 60, 63. 
PAUL, a Bishop, 249. 
(W. de), 113, 



Paul (John), 345. 

PAYNE (John), 114. 

Pearson (David), 369. 

Pencebacke (Robert de), 230. 

PERCY (Thomas), 285. 

Percy (Thomas), 300. 

PERY (William C.), 334. 

PETER, 141, 248. 

Peter, a Dean, 329. 

PETIT (Ralph), 112, 125. 

Pett (Humphrey), 53. 

PHILIP, 141. 

Philip, a Dean, 86. 

Philips (James), 369. 

Phillott (James R.), 261, 263. 

Phipps (Benjamin), 226. 

Piddock, or Pyddocke (J.), 231, 

267. 

Piroun, or Pyrron (W.), 44. 
Pittins (Thomas), 67. 
Plume (Isaac), 291. 
PLUNKET (Thomas), 229. 
POCOCK (Richard), 123. 
POLLARD (Thomas), 201. 
PONSONBY (Richard), 328. 
Pont, or Poule? (Henry), 126. 
POOLEY (John), 353. 
PORTER (John), 83. 

orter (John G.), 99. 
Poule, qucere, Powell? (Henry), 126. 



INDEX. 



397 



Powell (Henry), 131. 
Power (Laurence), 51 . 
Pratt (Benjamin), 227. 
PRENE (John), 16, 44. 
PRICE (Arthur), 122. 

(Robert), 39, 253. 

(Thomas), 176. 

Price (Richard), 144. 

(Robert), 39, 298. 

Proby (Charles), 37. 
PULLEIN (T.), 42, 282. 
Pullein (Joshua), 299. 
- (William), 301. 
Pyddocke (Jeremiah), 231, 267. 
Pynsent (Sir R.) 3 343. 



QUAPLOD (William), 313. 
Quin (Richard), 69. 

(Thomas), 54, 56, 68. 

- (Thomas C.), 68. 
QUJNTIN, or QUINTUS, 142. 

R. 

RADCLIFFE (Thomas), 278. 
Radcliffe (Richard), 236. 
RALPH, a Bishop, 199. 
RANULPH, or RANDAL, 199. 
Rathlure, Bishops of, 307. 
RATH-MURBHOLG, See of, 221. 
Ravenscroft (William), 269. 
Ray (John), 368. 
Read (Alexander), 102. 

(William), 264. 

Reade (Loftus G.), 106. 
Reader (Enoch), 40, 173, 260. 

(Richard), 173. 

Reddington (Francis), 296. 
REGINALD, or EINER, 13, 199 
229, 247, 248. 



eginald, 229. 

IEINER, 13. 

IEYNELL (Carew), 210, 324. 
Reynell (Henry), 263. 
Reynolds (Charles), 131. 

(Gerard), 45. 

Rhodes (Godfrey), 337. 

iicard (Southwell), 303. 
Rice (Robert), 68. 
RICHARD, 141, 249. 

FlTZRALPH, 14. 



Richards (Edward), 299. 

(Richard), 104. 

RICHARDSON (John) 183, 231, 257, 

337. 
Richardson (John), 49, 52, 96, 99. 

(Robert), 186. 

(Thomas), 106. 



Ride, quajre, Rich? (Patrick), 234. 

RIDER (John), 128. 

RIG AN, 276. 

ROANE (John), 87- 

ROBERT, 179. 

Robert, a Prior, 223, 224. 

ROBINSON (Richard), 26. 

Robinson (Laurence), 39. 

(Thomas), 171. 

(Thomas R.), 94. 

Roche, or Roach (Cormae), 45. 
ROCHFORT (Robert), 201. 
(Simon de), 111. 



Roger, a Prior, 223. 
Rogers (Antony), 236. 

(George), 299. 

(Jonathan), 53. 

ROKEBY (William). 114. 
ROLAND JORSE, 14. 
RONAN, 72. 
Roper (Henry), 146. 
Ross (John), 200, 223. 



398 



INDEX. 



ROSSMORE (Joseph of), 138. 
Roth, or Royrke (Cormac), 45, 60. 
Rothery (Joseph), 337. 
Rowan (Robert W.), 243. 
Rowatt (Archibald), 269. 
Rowe (Richard), 44. 
RUNDLE (Thomas), 323. 
RUSHOK (Thomas of), 155. 
Russell (John A.), 93. 
RUST (George) 253, 281. 
Ryan (Alexander H.), 68. 
RYDER (John), 211. 
Ryder (John), 240. 

S. 

Salomon; a Canon, 97. 
SAMUEL, a Bishop, 198. 
Sam wood (John), 39. 
Sandall (Thomas de), 256. 
Sandford (George), 188. 
Sandys (Joseph), 345. 
SAURIN (James), 289, 335. 
Saurin (James), 270, 297. 
- (Lewis), 188, 338. 
Scott (George), 68. 

- (Hugh), 65, 66. 

- (James L. M.), 236. 
CROPE (Thomas), 278. 

SCURLOG (Thomas), 114. 

SEACIILAN (St.), 149. 

Seals, of Bishops, Chapters, &c., 1, 
29, 70, 86, 107, 137, 144, 153, 178, 
196, 222, 274, 277, 308, 314, 329, 
346, 360. 

Seaton (Christopher), 98. 

SEGENE, 6. 

SEGRAVE (S.), 14. 

SENACH, or SYNACH, 5, 109. 

SETHNE, 71. 

Seymour (Charles), 369. 



Sharpe (Henry), 296. 
Sheares (Christopher), 52. 
SHERIDAN (Patrick), 254, 296, 297. 

- (William), 167, 226. 
Sheridan (Robert), 93. 
SHERWOOD (W.), 114. 
Shuckburgh (Richard), 253, 266. 
Sidan (William de), 126. 

SlLLAN (St.), 219. 

SIMON, 312. 
Simon (F.), 202. 
Simpson (Adam), 105. 
SINELL (St.), 71, 219. 
Skelton (Philip), 100, 106. 
Slane, the See of, 151. 
Sley (William), 33. 
Smedley (Jonathan), 88. 
Smith. See also Smyth. 

- (James), 258. 
(John), 93. 

(Michael), 300. 

(Thomas), 105. 

- (William), 46, 59, 102, 369. 
SMYTH (Arthur), 123, 211, 334, 

362. 
(Edward), 209. 

- (Thomas), 94, 105. 

- (William), 40, 42, 168, 341, 
352. 

Smyth. See also Smith. 
(Charles), 300. 

- (James), 129, 268, 271. 

- (John), 91, 260, 272. 

- (Philip Sydney), 334, 338. 
(Thomas), 94, 105, 300. 

- (William), 129, 237, 258, 
264, 265, 268. 

(William St. John), 236, 

263. 
Sneyd (Wettenhall), 176. 



INDEX. 



399 



SODAMNA, 151. 

Soden (Clot worthy), 338. 
Somerset (Simon), 230. 
Somerville (W.), 44, 63. 
Soper (Francis), 67. 
Span (Benjamin), 370, 371. 
SPOTTISWOOD (James), 78. 
Sprott (Thomas), 126. 
Stack (John), 99. 
Stanhope (Edward), 337. 
Stanley (Edward), 105. 

- (William), 223. 
Stanyhurst (John), 131. 
STAPLES (E.), 115, 131. 
Staples (John M.), 344. 
STEARNE (John), 80, 283. 
Stedman (Roger), 44. 
Stewart. See also Stuart. 
(Archibald), 260. 

- (Charles F.), 374. 
(Charles M.), 369. 

- (Henry), 43. 

- (Hugh), 56. 

St. George (Arthur), 95, 98. 

Stinton (William), 303. 

ST. LEGER (Thomas), 112, 131. 

-(William), 113,126,131. 
Stokes (J. W.), 48. 

- (John), 372. 

STONE (George), 26, 324, 333. 
Stone (Bentley), 67. 
(Charles), 129. 

- (Guy), 267. 
STOPFORD (E.), 48, 125. 
Stopford (E. A.), 130. 

- (William), 104. 
STORY (Joseph), 98, 169. 
Story (George W.), 254. 

- (John B.), 96. 
(Joseph), 104, 176. 



Strange (John), 55, 67. 
STUART (William), 28. 
Sturrock (W.), 48, 236. 

SUARLEAGH, 109, 150. 

SUIBHNE, or SWINEY, 6, 152. 
Sumner, alias Symmes (Milo), 91 
Sutton (Henry), 330. 

(Robert), 131. 

S WAYNE (John), 16. 

SWEETMAN (Milo), 15. 

Sweetman (Maurice), 44. 
Swerdes (John), 224. 
Swift (Jonathan), 266. 
SYLKE (William), 114. 
Symcock (William), 58, 63. 
Symes (Jeremiah), 238. 

(Richard H.), 263. 

Symonds (John), 37, 65. 
SYNACH, or SENACH, 5, 73. 
Synan ( ), an Archdeacon, 131. 
SYNGE (Edward), 344, 354. 
- (George), 291, 301. 

T. 

TAAF (John), 14. 
TACHMON (Hugh de), 112. 
TANNER (John), 280, 316. 
Tarleton (John R.), 105. 
TASSACH, a Bishop, 195. 
Tatayd (Robert), 39. 
Taxation of Ardagh, 178. 

Armagh, 1, 2. 

Clogher, 70. 

Clonmacnois, 137. 

Connor, 245, 246. 

Derry, 309. 

. Down, 196, 197. 
- Dromore, 275, 276. 

Kilmore, 153. 

Mcath, 108. 



400 



INDEX. 



Taxation of Raphoe, 346, 347. 
TAYLOR (Jeremy), 206, 281. 
Taylor (Charles), 66. 

, (John), 62. 

(Thomas), 192. 

TENNISON (Richard), 80, 87, 119. 
THADY, a Bishop, 155, 202, 279. 
Thady, an Archdeacon, 45. 
THOMAS, a Bishop, 140, 142, 144, 
199, 202. 

O CONNOR, 11, 12. 

Thomas, an Archdeacon, 175. 

a Dean, 329. 

THOMIAN M RENAN, 5. 
Thompson (Antony), 363. 

(Thomas), 243. 

TIBERIUS, a Bishop, 202. 
TIGERNACH, 71, 72, 138, 277. 

BOIRCECH, 110. 

TILSON (Henry), 257. 
Tinley (Martin), 301. 
TODD (John), 205, 238, 280. 
Todd (Nicholas), 256. 

(Samuel), 264. 

(William), 261, 291. 

Toole (William), 69. 

TORBACH M GORMAN, 7. 

Torrens (John), 343, 372. 

TOTTENHASI-LOFTUS (R. P.), 84. 

Tottenham (Henry), 96, 101. 
TRAIL (James), 211. 
Traill (Antony), 240, 258. 

(Robert), 240. 

(William), 260. 

Travers (John), 47. 
Trench (Charles), 193. 

(John), 362. 

Trener, a Prior, 36. 
Triburna, i. e. Kilmore, 153. 
Trim, a Bishop s See, 151. 



Trotter (Edward), 240. 
TUATHAL, 138, 149. 
Turle (Robert), 69. 
Turpin (Thomas), 344. 
Tuthill (Michael H.), 101, 106. 
TWYSDEN (Philip), 356. 
Tyrone Bishops, o/, 307. 

U. 

ULTAN (St.), 71. 
USSHER (Henry), 20. 

(James), 20, 118. 

(Robert), 128, 302. 



Ussher (Christopher), 45. 
(Cornelius H.), 372. 

(John), 365. 

(Luke), 45. 

(William), 272. 



V. 

VALLE (Stephen de), 112. 
Vaughan (Charles), 341. 

(John), 301. 

VESEY (John), 46. 
Vesey (John), ib. 

(Thomas), ib. 

Vicars Choral, of Armagh, 64. 
VIGORS (Bartholomew), 33. 
Vincent (Richard), 105. 

(William), 94, 344. 

VINNOC, 252. 
Virasel (Samuel), 94. 
VOLCAN (John), 277- 

W. 

Wadman (Thomas), 367, 372. 
Waddy (Richard), 342. 
Walker (_), 337. 

, (George), 40. 

(Richard), 67, 368. 



INDEX. 



401 



WALKINGTON (Edward), 209. 
Walkington (William), 265. 
WALL (Peter), 142. 
Wall (John), 291. 
Wallen (George), 104, 106. 
Wallis (Thomas), 333. 
WALSH (William), 115. 
Walsh (John), 255. 
WALTER JORSE, 14. 
Walter, an Archdeacon, 192. 
Wandesford (Michael), 331. 
WARRURTON (C. M.), 146, 189. 
WARD (Michael), 46, 319. 
Ward (Bernard), 238. 

(Charles), 239. 

(Joseph), 67. 

(Peter), 343. 

(Thomas), 254. 

Ware (Arthur), 129. 
Waring, or Waryng (Holt), 294, 
303. 

(Luke), 239. 

(Roger), 267, 297, 342. 

(Thomas), 44. 

(William), 103. 

Warren (Joseph), 104. 
WARTRE (Nicholas), 278. 
Watson (David), 37. 

(James), 263, 269. 

(John), 42, 49. 

Webb, or Webbe (Ezechiel), 94. 

(Nicholas), 302. 

(Thomas), 68, 174. 

(William), 298, 305, 330. 

Wellwood (John), 361. 
Went worth (Peter), 32, 331. 
West (Lewis), 371. 
WESTON (Nicholas), 63, 314. 
WETENHALL (E.), 168. 



Wetherby (John), 258, 303. 
Whale, or Wale (Milo), 252. 
WHITCOMBE (John), 211. 
White (Edward), 244. 

(James), 44. 

(John), 44, 127. 

(Thomas), 189. 

(William), 43, 329. 

Whiteway (Edward), 367. 
Whitfield (John C.), 69. 
Whit worth (John), 344. 
WILDE (George), 318. 
WILLIAM, a Bishop, 200, 248. 
Williams (Joseph), 88. 
WILSON (Nathanael), 362. 
(Richard), 115. 



Wilson (Robert), 176. 

(Thomas), 291. 

Winder (John), 104, 266. 
Winter (Thomas), 336. 
WISEMAN (Capel), 281, 362. 
Woffington (John), 69. 
Wolseley (Sir Richard), 238. 
WOLSEY, or VOLSI (R.), 201. 
Woods (Eugene), 31, 128. 
WOODWARD (Richard), 89. 
Woodward (Charles), 53. 
Worrall (John), 66. 
Worseley (William), 234. 
Wright (George), 296. 
WYTTER (Daniel), 226, 298. 
Wynne (William H.), 294. 

Y. 

Yorke (John), 225. 
YOUNG (Edward), 88, 284. 
Young (Edward), 88. 

(Matthew), 98. 

(William), 127. 



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