(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Fasti ecclesiae Hibernicae : the succession of the prelates and members of the Cathedral bodies of Ireland"

> 






•J\ 



V 



j^Ec-c\i-^ 



FASTI ECCLESLE IIIBERNICiE. 



THE SUCCESSION 

ort«B 

PRELATES AND MEMBRR*^ 

OTTHB 

CATHEDRAL BODIES 
OF IBELANl) 

HENRY COTTON, D.C.L. 



VOL. L 
THE PBOVINO£ OF MUN8TE& 




DUBLIN: 
PROnTKD FOB THE AUTHOB. 
PUBLISHED BT HODGES AND SMTTIT. 
IjONDOR AXO OXWOKD I BT i. r. fakksk. 

185L 



DUBLIN : 

^rintttj at t!)« ®m(wr«ltB ^«»s. 

By M. II. GIIX. 



TO 
THE MOST IttVKlE H D FATHIB Df QOD. 

THE RIGHT HON. LORD JOHN OEOROE BERESFORD. 
BT onmn pbotidiiics 

LORD ABCHBISnOP OF ABMAGU. 

AXO PRIMATE OP ALL IBBLAirD{ 

WHa 

THROUGHOUT MAXT TBAB8 OP NO COMMON DIPPICULTY 

AND DANGER TO TBB CBUWCB, 

HAS im S UPPOR T ED HIS HIGH STATION WITH DIONITT. 

AND GRACED IT WITH CHRISTIAN PIETT 

AND PRIHCILT MUNinCIRCI^ 

THIS WORK D PBCMBKD. WITH PROPOUND RESPECT. 

BY nis GRAcrs 

DUTIFUL AND MOST GRATEFUL SERVANT. 

THE AUTIIOK. 



Digitized by the Internet Arcinive 

in 2007 witin funding from 

IVIicrosoft Corporation 



littp://www.arclTive.org/details/fastiecclesiaelii01cottuoft 



PREFACE. 



Thb design of Uiis work, which, after six or seven 
years' labour, is now brought to a close, is to rescue 
from oblivion the names and appointments of the 
Prelates and other members of the Cathedral bodies 
of Ireland. 

Sir James Ware, about two centuries ago, gave 
us a History of our Bishops; a work of great labour 
and research, which was compiled from the most 
authoritative sources, and is generally considered to 
be accurate and faithful, while, at the same time, 
it abounds in interesting information. That work, 
which its author first published in detached portions, 
at various times, was enlarged by Walter Ilarris, and 
continued to the year 1739 ; down to which period 
it may be regarded generally as the best authority 
for everything relating to the official history of our 
Prelates. 

But we have no such detailed account, even of 
tlie Bishops, for the last hundred and ten years ; 
and as for tlie Deans, Archdeacons, and other mem- 
bers of Cathedrals, I never heard that any attempt 

b 



■n 



PREFACE. 



whatever has been made to collect their history, or 
hand their names down to posterity. 

Therefore I hava endeavoured to supply this 
omission, so far as the materials now existing, and 
accessible, have enabled me. These latter persons, 
indeed, have not moved in so elevated and promi- 
nent a sphere as the Bishops ; but I trust that there 
will be found among them many who have deserved 
well of their Church and their Country ; many who 
have laboured earnestly and successfully in their 
holy calling ; have brought to its service great ta- 
lents and acquirements, and have employed these 
usefully ; have set bright examples of piety, con- 
tentment, and Christian charity to their neighbours ; 
have been first in every good work, and have helped 
forward every real improvement ; and who on all 
these accounts deserve to be reckoned among those, 
" Qui — sui memores alios fecere merendo." 

I confess I should be deeply sorry, for many rea- 
sons, that the names of such men should be allowed 
to sink into utter oblivion. I wish it to be remem- 
bered, not only for the sake of these individuals, but 
likewise for the sake of the Church at large, that 
many of those great lights which shone out brightly 
from the Episcopal bench, in times of diflBculty and 
peril both to Church and State, had been nursed in 
the bosom of our Cathedral institutions. 

And let it not be forgotten, that Irish Prelates 
and Dignitaries, since the Reformation, have occupied 
no mean place in the walks of Science and general 



PREFACE. vii 

Literature, as well as in their more strictly appro- 
priate field, Theology. 

It may be sufficient here to point to some few of 
the best-known names ; as those of 
Archbishops Ussher, Bramhall, and Newcome, of 

Armagh. 
— Narcissus Marsh, William King, and 

Magec, of Dublin. 

Nicolson, and Laurence, of Cashel: 

William Daniel, Edward Synge, and 



Josiah llort, of Tuam. 

Bishops Jebemt Taylob, Law, Leslie, Downham, 
Hopkins, Huntington, H. Jones, Dopping, Clay- 
ton, Pococke, M. Young, Butson, Percy, BetUU^ 
Richardson, Stock, Hutchinson, John Bale, Grif- 
fith Williams, Nicholas Walsh, H. Hamilton, 
Chappel, Wetenhall, Ryder, Downes, Berkdey, 
Browne, Woodward, Synge, Milles, O'Bcime, 
Mann, Elrington, Mant, Brinkley, Jcbb. 

Among our Deans were the honoured names of 
Swift, N. Bernard, Abbadie, Story, Burrowes, 
Graves. 

Among our Dignitaries and Prebendaries arc reck- 
oned (to say nothing of that eminent friend and 
patron of learning in olden times, WUllam of 
Wyheham^ who was an Irish Prebendary) Richard 
Bancroft (afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury); 
Meredith Hanmer, the Chronicler ; Charles Les- 
lie ; Andrew Sail ; Dr. Delany ; Jeremiah Mines'; 
Dr. Thomas Leland ; Thady Dowling, the An- 



viu PREFACE. 

nalist of his country ; Dr. Wm. Hales ; Nicholas 
Brady, translator of the Psalms ; Hugh Cressy ; 
Mervyn Archdall ; Parnell ; Philip Skelton ; 
Dr. C. Elrington ; and Professor Butler. 

Others might easily be added ; and for obvious 
reasons I must say little of those who are still alive, 
and at work. But any person, who is acquainted 
with the [diminished] Cathedral staff of Ireland at 
the present day, will see that the race of literary 
men is not yet extinct there ; and will readily recall 
to mind the names of Whateley, Hinds, Romney 
Robinson, Jebb, Forster, O'Sullivan, and Todd. 

I have adduced the foregoing as persons deserv- 
ing of honourable remembrance, and who have given 
to the public indisputable evidence of their abilities 
and learning. But it should be borne in mind, that 
these form only one class among many. It has been 
judiciously remarked(a) : " It were an unreasonable 
requisition, that all Divines who in their age have 
benefited the Church, should have been writers^ and 
all have written for our age as well as for their own. 
In what other profession would it be supposed that 
the names of all those, who, in their generation, 
served God and promoted the welfare of mankind, 
would, in all subsequent ages, be in the mouth of all 
the people; would such a test be applied to any other 
branch of duty ? I ask men, in deciding on this 

{a) Pusey, on the prospective and past benefits of Cathedral 
Inbtitutions. 



PREFACR is 

grave question, but to look to evidence. Let them 
either examine for themselves, or let them take the 
word of those who have examined, that these are but 
a portion only of that noble host, who — when pa- 
tronage was honestly bestowed, * as a trust for the 
good of the Church of God, for which strict account 
was to be given* [Nelson's Life of Bishop Bull], — 
did good service to religious wisdom and holiness." 

But whatever differences of opinion may prevail 
among the public, as to the desirableness or value of 
such a compilation as I have attempted; on one point, 
unfortunately, there cannot but be a general agree- 
ment ; namely, that the lists of these Clergymen, 
however diligently sought out, must of necessity be 
very imperfect For it is well known to those who 
have made inquiries into such matters, that one of 
the many sad results of the political convulsions with 
which this Island has been too fret^uently afilicted, 
is the almost total disappearance of ancient Ecclesi- 
astical documents ; so that it is nearly impossible 
to meet with a full and consecutive series of such 
papers anterior to the Restoration of King Charles 
the Second. 

If it be asked, what has become of those papers? 
the answer is, that, doubtless, many of them were 
destroyed long ago, either by accident or design : 
some of them have passed into lay hands, perhaps 
in company with projwrty of which they may have 
contained evidence : that a few others have found 
their way into public libraries, and otlier similar re-' 



X PREFACE. 

positories, and thus liave been saved from destruc- 
tion. There is great reason for believing, that a 
considerable portion has been carried into foreign 
countries at various times ; some are in possession of 
Maynooth College, and other Roman Catholic esta- 
blishments : while sadly small is the number which 
still remains in the Churches and Registries to which 
they originally belonged(a). 

But if all those which remain in Ireland could 
be brought together, I fear they would be found to 
form but a miserable remnant of that large body of 
muniments which, there is reason to think, once ex- 
isted in our Churches ; and would exhibit a melan- 
choly picture of the losses which have been sus- 
tained, during several centuries, by the alternate 
agencies of violence, treachery, and neglect. 

This publication does not concern itself with 
Church property. I make no inquiry about either 

(a) Indeed it must be confessed, that inattention to the pre- 
servation of public records and documents of every kind is a dis- 
ease of long standing in this country. 

John Hooker, in his preface to the Supplement of the Chro- 
nicles of Ireland [Holinshed, vol. iL], complained in 1586 that 
the Records "were very slenderly and disorderly kept;" and 
mentions among the laudable doings of Sir Henry Sidney, the 
Lord Deputy, that " the Records, which were evil kept, not 
fenced or defended from rain and foul weather, but lay all in a 
chaos and a confused heap, without any regard, he caused to be 
viewed and sorted, and then prepared meet rooms, presses, and 
places for the keeping of them in safety ; and did appoint a spe- 
cial officer, with a yearly fee, for the keeping of them." (Ibid, 
p. 152.) 



PREFACE. xi 

lands or tithes : but, of course, I cannot banish from 
my mind the conviction, Uiat Uie loss of our records 
is intimately connected ^nth the alienation of much 
of that property : and therefore, if for no otlier rea- 
son, I must ever deplore the occurrence of trans- 
actions which have been the means of depriving us 
of much authentic information, not now to be ob- 
tained from other sources. 

In alluding to such transactions, as having led to 
the removal and concealment of Church records, I 
neither insinuate nor believe that all the blame of 
them ought to be laid upon the Laity. Aa, in cases 
of adultery, the guilt cannot whoily lie upon cne side 
only ; so I cannot acf^uit Churchmen, in times before 
the Restraining Act of Charles I. (10th and 11th 
years, chap. 3), of having consented to most im pro- 
vident dispoeals of that property, which had been 
confided to their management as trustees, and ought 
to have been deemed sacred, and handed down to 
their successors unimpaired. 

I have mentioned that there still remain lists, 
and some reasonably full accounts, of most of the 
Archbishops and Bishops of Ireland, at least from 
the time of the English settlement in the twelfth cen- 
tury. One reason for this may be, that those eccle- 
siastics occupied a high and prominent position ; their 
official acts were public, and frequently were at- 
tended with important results to the community. 
Secondly, in the earlier periods of our history, it 
often happened tliat Bishops fdle<l <^f>mo of the 



xu PREFACE. 

highest offices of State ; they were Treasurers, 
Chancellors of the Exchequer, Lords Chancellors, 
and Lords Justices of Ireland ; so that their per- 
sonal history became necessarily interwoven with 
that of the nation. And thirdly, upwards of two 
centuries ago, before the Rebellion of 1641 had 
miserably dispersed or destroyed ecclesiastical re- 
cords, they found in Sir James Ware an inquiring 
and laborious historian, who collected from all the 
sources within his reach (and they were many) 
every available information concerning the succes- 
sive occupants of the Irish sees. 

In the absence of those essential niaterials, thus 
lost or dispersed from various causes, a work like 
the present cannot be otherwise than defective ; 
and concurrent with its defectiveness is the diffi- 
culty of obtaining even that scanty amount of infor- 
mation which is still to be had : for, as the regular 
channels are nearly dried up, it has become neces- 
sary to deviate in all directions, in hopes of picking 
up, little by little, detached scraps of intelligence ; 
and all these scattered links have to be arranged and 
fitted into their right places in tlie chain. 

Those persons, who have had experience in re- 
searches of this kind, will not need more words upon 
this point ; and those, who have not, will scarcely be 
made to comprehend the various obstacles and dif- 
ficulties which lie in the way of obtaining information 
apparently within reach and easy of acquirement ; 
the inaccuracies, confusion, and sometimes contra- 



PREFACE. xiu 

dictions, which have to be encountered and unra- 
velled; and, after all, sometimes with but an unsatis- 
factory result 

As it has been my wish and uniform endeavour 
to procure information from tiie fountain bead, in- 
stead of depending upon reports at second or third 
hand, it will be readily understood, that the first 
quarter to which I directed my attention was the 
Diocesan Regiatriea ; where ought to be preserved 
entries of all promotions, consecrations, titles to be> 
nefices, rolls of subscription, copies of all Episcopal 
Visitation Books, &c. &c &c. To every single one 
of those, throughout all Ireland, I have gone in per- 
son ; have examined the records, and made extracts 
with my own hand. 

The second source to be consulted was the Chap- 
ter Books of Cathedrals ; containing the names of 
members who were present at Chapter acts, and 
often minutes of their admission or installation. 
But, unfortunately, few of these are ancient, and still 
fewer are as regular and fuil of matter as they ought 
to be. And, as Bishop Nicobon remarked in his 
" Historical Library," concerning the ancient regis- 
ters of dioceses, ** I am afraid they are very few : so 
many and so great have been the revolutions which 
have happened in this kingdom, that the scarcity of 
records, ecclesiastical as well as civil, is not to be 
wondered at" (p. 10.) But indeed this defect was 
noticed long before the time of Bishop Nicolson; as 
may be seen in the following instance: 



xiv PREFACE. 

When Bishop Ryder of Killaloe was required, 
in 1622, to give to the Royal Commissioners a Re- 
turn of all Collations and Institutions in his Diocese 
since the first year of King Henry VIII. he returaed 
for answer: "Never any of the ancient Register- 
books did ever come to my hands or notice : whereby 
I know not what hath been done before my time, 
except in those few that were beneficed in my Dio- 
cese before my time, and do yet live." [Cashel 
Keg.] 

And in Dr. Jones' " Remonstrance of divers re- 
markable passages concerning the Church and King- 
dom of Ireland" (4to. 1642): it is deposed on oath, 
that " about Christmas last, the titular Bishop of 
Kildare, the Guardian and other priests and friars 
there, did take away the Chapter-chest belonging to 
the Cathedrall Church of Kildare, and did cause the 
same to be carryed to the house of Peter Sarsfield of 
Tully, Esquire," p. 67(a). 

I am obliged to confirm the Bishop's remark by 
my own experience, and to state that very few of 

(a) It appears, from Keith's Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops, 
that similar destructions of ecclesiastical documents — indeed 
wilful ones — took place in Scotland also. In his Introduction, 
p. xi. he states, " the Church records of all the Scottish dioceses, 
except three, seem to have been destroyed by our Reformers." 

And at p. 176 : " The frequent revolutions in the Isles, and 
the confusion which fell out there at the Reformation, occasioned 
the loss of all the ancient evidences belonging to that See [of the 
Isles]; which obliged the Parliament in 1617 to settle a new 
Chapter for the See." , 



PREFACE. XT 

these registries supply anything like a series of docu- 
ments extending further back than the Restoration. 
In proof of the paucity of documents now re- 
maining in our registries, take the following sketch, 
respecting those particular kinds of papers? wlilcli T 
had to consult for this volume of Munstci 
In the Registry of Casbel : 
The oldest Book of Titles to benefices l)egin8at 

the year 1669. 
The oldest Roll of Subscriptions at 1747. 
The oldest Visiution Book at 1661. 
The Registry contains also many books of the 
Archbishops' triennial visitations of the pro- 
vince of Cashel; namely, of Watcrford dio- 
cese, of the years 1663-66-69-72-78-81- 
99. 1702-5-11-14-17-20-26-29-32-48 
—51, &c. 
OfLismore: 1663-72-81-94-99. 1702-5-8- 
1 1_14-?-26-29-32-36-38-4 2-45-48-51 
_54_(53_G6-69-72-75-81-84-87-90-9S 
96. 1802, &c 
Of Cork diocese : 1679-82-85-97-1703-9- 
12-15-24-29-30-33-39-42-45-48-51 
-54_57_63-66-69. 
Of Ross: 1672-97-1709, &c., incorporated with 

the books of Cork. 
Of Cloyne: 1673-75-78-96-99-1709-12-15 
-18-24-29, 30-33-39-42-45-48-^1-54- 
57-63, &c. 
Of Limerick: 1 673-82-97 ?-l 733-4 2-52-54- 
57-60-66-69-72. 1802-5, &c. 



xvi PREFACE. 

Of Ardfert alone: 1754-57-63-66-69-78-84- 

87-93-96. 
OfKillaloe: 1672; 1708-32-35-38-42-45-48 

-51-54. 
Of Kilfenora: 1694. 1706-15-35-38-45-54- 

57-66-81. 
The Chapter Book of Cashel commences at the 
year 1659. 

In the Registry of Waterford and Lismore : 

The oldest Book of Titles begins, 1740. 

The oldest Roll of Subscriptions, 1743. 

The oldest Visitation Book, 1731. 
In that of Cork and Ross: 

The oldest Visitation Book, 1639, 1661, &c. 

The oldest Subscription Roll, 1700. 

The oldest Book of Titles, 1733. 

Chapter Book begins, 1682. 
In that of Cloyne : 

The oldest Visitation Book, . 

The oldest Roll of Subscription, . 

The oldest Book of Titles, . 

A Visitation Book of 1624 is in the Registry of 

Cork. 
In that of Limerick and Ardfert: 

The oldest Book of Titles, . 

The oldest Roll of Oaths, . 

The oldest Visitation Book, . 



In that of Killaloe and Kilfenora: 

The oldest Book of Titles, 

The oldest Roll of Oaths, 

The oldest Visitation Book, — 



PREFACE. xvii 

But, 60 far as regards the earlier part of the seven- 
teenth century, we meet with some extraneous aid, 
from what are called Begal Visitation Books; many 
copies of which are existing in various places. These 
Visitations were holden by Commissioners appointed 
by the Crown ; and the books are of different dates, 
chiefly in the reign of James L and again in that of 
Charles I. under the vigorous government of Lord 
Strafford : but some dislocated fragments of regal 
Visitations during the reign of Elizabeth are yet ex- 
tant in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, appa- 
rently of the years 1588 and 159 L The more recent 
ones are of 1607, 1615, 1622, and 1633: and it is 
not improbable, that the state of things disclosed by 
the last of these led to the enactment of the Restrain- 
ing Statute (of 1635) alluded to above. 

The Royal CommissionerSt who do not appear 
in all cases to have been the persons best qualified 
for such investigations, received and placed on re- 
cord, among other particulars, the names of all 
members of Cathedrals and parochial Incumbents ; 
sometimes adding the dates of their appointments, 
with occasionally those of their receiving Deacons' 
and Priests' Orders. They also report generally on 
the state of the Churches and Church Services, and 
the seeming sufficiency of their Incumbents. Some 
of their remarks (perhaps they may be those of the 
clerk or secretary whom they employed) are cu- 
rious. For example, in one instance they describe 
the Bishop of a diocese as " Homo admodum civilis 



xviii PREFACE. 

coram nobis ;" as if they had expected to find him 
either sullen or ferocious at their intrusion, but were 
agreeably disappointed. In another diocese, Lis- 
more, in 1607-9, they have left the following obser- 
vation; which I give literatim from a copy in the 
Royal Irish Academy : 

" There is a personage at Lismore by the name 
of an Iconomasie, in the possession of Sir Richard 
Boyle, knight ; and we find that it was the Icono- 
masie off an oflfice [Iconomast Aw office [Prerog. Off.]] 
and charge to keep the Cathedral church in repara- 
tion when it was up." There are many persons who, 
perhaps, might not readily discover that this ^''per- 
sonage" who unhappily had fallen into Sir Richard 
Boyle's retentive hands, was no other than the (Eco- 
nomy-fund of the Cathedral (a) ! 

In further aid of the deficiencies in our Diocesan 
registries, we have the remains of a very valuable 
mass of authentic documents, in the Returns of Spi- 
ritual promotions^ made every half-year to the Ex- 
chequer by the Diocesans, in obedience to writs 
issued by the Crown ; commencing with the year 

(a) This strange phraseology of a public oflScer of the king 
reminds me of a map of my own glebe, made some fifty years ago 
by a country surveyor; who, after duly parading all his scientific 
knowledge, his magnetic and true meridian, &&, announces that 
it is " A map of Thurles glebe, estate of His Grate Charles Egar, 
Archbishop of Cashel, cumbent of the Rev. Francis Garnett." 
By which the worthy geometer intended to express, that the 
patron of the living was Archbishop Agar, and that the Eev. F. 
Garnett was the Incumbent. 



PREFACE. xix 

1615. These formerly were lodged in the Office of 
First Fruits ; and at the dissolution of that Office in 
1833, were transferred to the Record Office, in tlie 
Custom Ilouse of Dublin. Unfortunately, the earlier 
part of the series is very imperfect: the papers ap- 
pear to have been greatly neglected in former times, 
80 that very many of them are missing, and others 
are much injured by damp and rats; but since their 
removal to the present repositor}', under the care of 
Mr. Harding, nothing can be better than the security 
of the custody, the arrangement of the documents, 
and the facility of reference. 

I beg here to express my wkrm thanks to the 
Right Honorable Lord Eliot, tlien Chief Secretary, 
and to the other authorities of Dublin Castle, for 
having most liberally placed these, and the records 
in Berraingham Tower, at my command for Uiis pub- 
lication : and am happy to add, that nothing can 
exceed the kind attention with which their instruc- 
tions and my wishes have been carried out, by the 
officers to whose care those important papers arc 
confided. 

Another fertile source of information I h. . 
found in the book entitled Liber Mtmerum Hi' 
which contains, amongst other matters, a lii>t ui uil 
Presentations to Spiritual Offices by the Crown, 
with the dates of the patents, &c. from the time of 
the Reformation ; beginning with the year 1535, and 
coming down to 1827. [I believe this list was pre- 
pared, from the original grants, by Mr. Lodge, author 



XX PREFACE. 

of " The Peerage of Ireland."] As this imperfect 
work (containing a great mass of curious information 
carelessly put together, and deformed by flippant and 
impertinent remarks of the compiler, most unbefit- 
ting a Government employe), which was compiled 
by order of the English Government, but, for very 
BufFicient reasons, was never published, is little 
known, the following account of its contents may not 
be unacceptable : 

It forms two large, closely-printed volumes in 
folio, having for title, " Liber Munerum Publicorum 
HiBERNL^, ab an. 1152, usque ad 1827 : or, the Es- 
tablishments of Ireland, from the nineteenth of King 
Stephen, to the seventh of George IV. during a pe- 
riod of six hundred and seventy-five years. Being the 
Report of Rowley Lascelles, of the Middle Tem- 
ple, Barrister at Law. Extracted from the Records 
and other authorities by special command, pur- 
suant to an address. An. 1810, of the Commons 
of the United Kingdom. Ordered to be printed, 

MDCCCXXIV." 

The work is divided into seven parts; the con- 
tents of which, as given in the Table of Contents, are 
as follow: 
Title. — Table of Contents, one page. Project of a 

Schedule to the Establishments of Ireland (one 

folding sheet). Introduction and Key, one page. 
Part I. — Supplement to the History of England ; or 

Res gestse Anglorum in Ilibernia (p. 5-175. 

Signatures a-xx) • accompanied with the Peerage 



PREFACE. xxi 

of Ireland, and abstracts of the Chartersof Ho- 
roughs. P. 1-80. Sign. [a]-[u]. The Par- 
liamentary Register of the Commons. P. 1-40. 
Sign, [a]- 

Part II. — The Patentee Ofiicers, in four of the five 
de|)artment8, viz. Civil Affairs, Law, Revenue. 
and Public Defence ; from the end of the reign 
of Edward I. to the commencement of the late 
reii/n [George 111.] i. e. Lodge's Patentee Offi- 
<ei s, Civil and Military, from A. D. 1541. P. 1- 
128. Sign. A-3 L. 

Part III. — Supplementary lists to those of Lodge. 
for the same period, and for that antecedent to 
it [viz. from the eighth year of John]; a Synop- 
tical Table of Chief Governors, &c. (a folding 
sheet); continuation to the seventh of the King 
[George IV.] P. l-40(a), 52' to 52' ; a folding 
sheet; Schedule of the Establbhments of Ireland 
inl760. 1773, 1775; p. 53-148. Sign.A-K. [Kf, 
Ng] ; O-Oo. 

Part IV. — Patents of Office, Peerage, and Benefice; 
Privy Seals, King's Letters, Sign Manuals, and 
the Oaths of Office. P. 1-160. Sign. a-bt. 

Part V. — The Church of Ireland. The succession 
of Dignitaries and others deriving under tlie pa- 

(a) At this page, the Right Hon. Antony Blake had pencilled 
in hifl copy, "■ Three sheets are to be inserted in this chasm, to 
fill it up, containing all the Irish entries on the English Rolls of 
Chaacery at London, for the period extending from Edward IV. 

t.> r.oofK'o III." 



xxii PREFACE. 

tronage of the Crown ; including all grants to 
the Church that are to be found on the Patent 
Rolls of Chancery in Ireland, from the Reforma- 
tion to the present time. P. 1-260. Sign, a- 
3 T*. [Leaf yy 2 * is a cancel] 

Part VI. — Substance of the Statutes of Ireland, so 
far as they relate to the Establishments ; (1) from 
3rd Edward II. to the period of the Union ; 
(2) from the Union to the year 1827. P. 1- 
268(a), (255, 256 being double). Sign. a-3x 
(3 s 2 being double). 

Part VII. — Selections from the Journals of the 
Lords and of the Commons, to the year 1827. 
Conclusion, with notice of English Statutes, and 
the adjudged cases on the Law of Offices. [This 
last portion does not appear to have been print- 
ed], P. 1-380. Sign. A-5c. 

For Promotions earlier than the Reformation, 
excepting those of the Bishops, we are greatly at a 
loss, from want of the original documents ; so that 
notices of those are to be picked up scantily, from 
various quarters, and with great difficulty. Some 
of those Presentations, which were granted by the 
Crown, are found in the Patent and Close Rolls of 
Chancery ; a Calendar of a portion of which was 
printed and published by the late Irish Record Com- 

(a) At p. 268 Mr. Blake had noted in his copy : " The Kil- 
kenny Statutes are to be prefixed to this part, and some om^ted 
Statutes to be added at the end." 



PREFACE. xxiii 

mission, down to the end of the reign of Henry VII. 
under the title of " Rotuli Cancellarice Ilibernias." 

A part of the second volume, comprising the pa- 
tents of Henry VIII. of some part of the reign of 
Edward VI. and of James I. (not of Elizabeth), was 
printed, but has not been published. 

Some few Irish promotions are recorded in the vo- 
luminous and valuable collection known as "Prynne'e 
Records," 3 vols, folio, London, 1665, &c. 

Some ancient names, especially of Deans and 
Archdeacons, taken from old deeds, grants, &c. to 
which they were parties, are preserved in a manu- 
script, formerly belonging to Bishop Stearne, of 
Clogher, but now deposited «n fl««. Library of Trinity 
College, Dublin. 

Ware, in his account of the Bishops, has noticed 
their earlier Church preferments, which often were 
in some of the Cathedrals; and incidentally has 
given the names of some other Dignitaries and Pre- 
Ixiudaries. 

These, I think, form the principal sources, on 
which we must now depend for information respect- 
ing the members of our Cathedrals. 

I may add, with regard to the notices of Deaths 
and Burials, occasionally scattered throughout this 
work, that in general they have been taken, either 
from parochial Registers, or from ocular inspection 
of the Tombstones themselves. I have thought that 
these particulars might prove interesting, if it were 
known tluit ihcy could be depended on. 



xxiv PREFACE. 

The reader will scarcely be surprised at being 
told, that much confusion is created, and much diffi- 
culty is thrown in the way of distinguishing and 
tracing persons mentioned in this work, from the 
great looseness observable in the spelling of their 
names in different Records. For instance, names, 
which sometimes admit a final E, are as frequently 
spelled without it; as Brown, Browne; Rugg, Rugge; 
Shaw, Shawe; Gold, Golde; Clark, Clarke, Clerke; 
&c. &c. Also we find the same persons indifferently 
written Symes and Symmes; Smith, Smyth; Becher, 
Beecher; Pine, Pyne; Rider, Ryder; Austen, Aus- 
tin; Davis, Davies; Gold, Gould; Kenny, Kenney; 
Burgh, De Burgo, Bourke, Burke ; Barry, De Barry; 
Simcox, Simcockes, Symcockes; Percevall, Percival, 
Persevall ; Sullivan, O'Sullivan, O'Sullevan, O'Sowle- 
van; Dermid, Diarmid, Dermod; Donovan, O'Do- 
novan; Donellan, O'Donellan; Hogan, O'Hogan; 
Magrath, M'Craith; &c. &c. 

I have endeav^oured to steer my way through 
these obstructions, with as much care as possible ; 
but as I cannot hope to have succeeded in every 
case, I must throw myself on the indulgence of the 
Public. 

It has been suggested to me, more than once, that 
this work would be far more generally interesting 
if it took a somewhat wider range, and afforded some 
Biographical Notices of the more conspicuous per- 
sons whose names occur in it. Undoubtedly there 
is much truth in this remark ; but on the whole, I 



PREFACE. XXV 

felt convinced that it would have been unwise for 
me to make such an attempt 

For, in the first place, I think it would be foreign 
to the design of a work like this ; which I wish to 
be a record of/acts^ rather than a vehicle of opinions. 
I think that we stand more in need of books of the 
former class than of tlie latter ; and shall be glad if 
I can add even the weight of a single feather to the 
deficient scale. 

Secondly, it would be a task of much time and 
difficulty to obtain a sufficient amount of information 
which should be both interesting and trustworthy. 
In the early stages of the publication of this book, I 
requested Clergymen and others to be kind enough 
to favor me with any such information, suitable to 
its subject, as they might poee o as. A few responded 
to my call, in the most friendly way; but they were 
very few ; not comprising one-tenth or one-twentieth 
part of those who might have given a far higher 
value to this work, by the additional lights which 
they could have thrown upon many portions of it 

But it will be perceived, that in a few instances 
1 have relaxed my rule, and entered into some par- 
ticular personal details: as in the cases of Bishop 
Bedell, Primate Newcome. and Archbishop Lau- 
rence. This was done, merely because I happened 
to be in possession of some information respecting 
those Prelates and their writings, which was not 
known to many other person-^ •>! :it 1. i.t haJ not 
Wen previously made public 



xxvi PREFACE. 

As some persons, who regard us with no great 
good-will, have not scrupled to represent the Pre- 
lates and members of our Cathedrals as an useless 
set of idle drones, and as men utterly unknown in 
the fields of Literature and Science (see above, p. 
vi.-ix.), I have taken pains to meet that unfounded 
charge, by ascertaining and making known the pub- 
lished works of many of those maligned Clergymen, 
Wherever lists of such works have been already 
given, — as in Ware's Writers of Ireland, or his His- 
tory of the Bishops, in Chalmers' Biographical Dic- 
tionary, or similar publications, — I have given refe- 
rences to those authors; but in the majority of cases, 
especially more recent ones, the particulars have 
been collected by myself : and I may venture to say, 
that this book supplies more full and accurate cata- 
logues of the writings of some of our Irish Divines 
than can be met with in other quarters. See, for 
instance, the works of Archbishops Newcome, Magee, 
Laurence, and Whateley ; Bishops Bedell, O'Beirne, 
Matthew Young, Elrington, Mant, and Jebb; Dean 
Graves ; Drs. Elrington, Hinds, Todd, O'Sullivan, 
&c.; Mr. Jebb, Forster, Lemuel Matthews, Nicholas 
Brady, &c. : several of these lists having been fur- 
nished to me by the authors themselves. 

I am aware that persons have frequently ex- 
pressed a desire to know the birth-places of our 
Bishops, Deans, &c.; and in what University tliey re- 
ceived their education. With every wish to give 
such information, I have not been able to effect so 



PREFACE. xxvii 

much as I could wish upon this point As a general 
rule, in the absence of direct information, I have as- 
sumed that they were natives of Ireland, and were 
educated at the University of Dublin. But wherever 
I found proof of the contrary, I have been careful 
to note the fact, for the satisfaction of inquirers. 

One other matter I may as well mention here ; 
namely, that I have added, by way of Appendix to 
Vol. IV., a list of the Consecrations of our Prelates, 
from the Reformation to the present time, so far as 
these have hitherto come under my notice. 

It is most gratifying to me to testify that the 
dcsicrn of this publication was received on its first 
announcement with the most kindly spirit in all 
quarters. The Lord Primate early lent to it his 
friendly countenance and encouragement ; and 1 
have to make grateful acknowledgments to His Grace, 
to the Archbishop of Dublin, and to the other Prelates 
of Ireland, for their lil)erality in giving me free ac- 
cess to the contents of their Registries. I have ex- 
perienced the same favor from the Deans of Christ 
Church and St Patrick's, and from the Right Hon. 
Dr. Keatinge, Judge of the Prerogative Court. I feel 
likewise obliged, for polite attention and much va- 
luable assistance, to Sir Wm. Betharo, Keeper of the 
Record Office, Bermingham Tower ; to Mr. Samuels, 
Registrar of the Consistorial Office, Dublin ; to the 
several Diocesan Registrars, those laborious and often 
ill-paid officers ; to Mr. Lea, Registrar of the Dean 
and Chapter of St Patrick's ; to Mr. Harding, 



xxviii PREFACE. 

Keeper of the Records in the Custom House ; to 
Mr. Matthews, Secretary to the Commissioners of 
Charitable Bequests ; to many of my brother clergy- 
men, more especially to the learned and indefatigable 
William Reeves ; and, of course^ to the Rev. Dr. 
Todd, Senior Fellow of Trinity College, the Sine 
quo non of every literary enterprise in Dublin. If 
this work be found to possess any interest or value, 
much of it is owing to their kind co-operation and 
assistance. 

The errors and deficiencies of a first attempt, 
like the present work, no one can know better than 
he who has laboured in vain to remove them. I 
willingly adopt the sentiment expressed by Bishop 
Nicolson in his Irish Historical Library : " Great 
room there is for amendments^ as well as additions ; 
and either of them, in what dress soever they come, 
rough or smooth, will be very heartily welcome to 
me. 

I have done as much as I was able, in difficult and 
partly untrodden ground, to sraoothen the road for 
those who may follow in my track. I have collected 
the scattered and mouldering bones from the ne- 
glected recesses of our Cathedrals ; it remains for 
others, to clothe them with flesh, and warm them 
into life. I have furnished the chambers of our 
Church antiquaries with a commodious set of pegs ; 
let those, who are best able, hang upon each one its 

appropriate history. 

H. COTTON. 
Thubleb, 31«< Dec. 1850. 



ABBREVIATIONS MADE USE OF. 

Vis. B. or V. B. — Visitation Books of DiooeBM. 

Ch. B.— Chapter Books of Cathedrals. 

Reg. Vis. — R^l Visitation Books. 

MS. T. C. D.— Manuscript in Trinity College Library, 

Dublin. 
Ware — Ware's History of the BUhopSt enlarged by Harris. 
Ware's Writers. — The History of the Writers of Ireland, 

enlarged by Harris. 
Lib. Mun. — Liber Munerura Hibcmias, 2 rols. 1827. 

R^t C^c } ~"^® ^'**"' ^^^^ of Chancery. 

FF. — Returns of Promotions, made to the Baront of the 
Exchequer, and deposited in the Office of First Fruits. 

Record Tower. \ — Records in Benningham Tower, Dublin 

Turr. Berm. i Cartle. 

King's Collectt — MS. Collections by Archbishop King, of 
Dublin ; parts of which are now in Cashel Library, and 
more of them in thai of the Royal Dublin Society. 

Cod. Clar. — Manuscripts, formerly Sir James Wue\ after- 
wards the Earl of Clarendon's ; now depoaited in the 
British Museiun. 

IV. Blasters. — The Annals of the Four Blaiten, tnnaUted 
into English by O. Concllan, and published in Dublin 
in 1845, &c. 

Charts et Priv. — A printed volume of 92 pages, without a 
title page, called '* Charts, Privilegia, et Imrounitatcs," 
containing grants of charters, &c. in Ireland, from A. D. 
1175 to A. D. 1394. Printed by the Commissioners of 
Records, but never finished nor published. 



FASTI ECCLESI^ HIBERNICA 



THE DIOCESE OF CASHEL. 

Tub original erection of tho see of CMhd is involved in 
considerable obscurity. Sir James Ware stotea, that it 
is a dinicult task to point out accurately who was tho 
iin:t bii^hup. It seems probable, that during some cen- 
turies! Cushel was subject to Emiy as ils metropolitan see. 

ARMS or THB SBB. 

In Harris's edition of Sir James Ware's works, tho following 
seals are engraved : 

1. 810. MAVmiTn BP. CASSEL, 1303. ^Rfprpsentinir a bishop 

seated.) 

2. Sia. KD. BUTLBR KT M. MAGBAQU Kl>. CASSEL (bearing a 

bishop's crosier and pastoral staff, in saltier). 

3. 810. MODBEBUM BPUCOPOEUM CASSEL. (TwO kcyS in 

saltier.) 

The authenticity of the latter two, at least of their in- 
toriptioMy may be more than doubted. The seal of tho 
last Archbishop of the province, Richard Laurence, is 
deposited in the Royal Irish Academy. The Academy 
possesses an impression of the seal of Ralph Kelly, A.D. 
1346; also of another seal, extremely fine, bearing three 
full length figures imder canopies; beneath the central 
one is a fourth figure, on each side of it a coat of arms ; 

MUN8TER.] B 



2 CASHEL. 

the inscription is, sigillvm dlis dei gracia episcopi 
CAS8KLLKN8IS. Quaere, whether dlis ought not to be 
DDis, for David Creagh, who sat from 1483 to 1503? 
We know of no prelate named Daniel. 

Among the Lansdowne MSS. in the British Museum, 
Plut. Lxxvi. E. 418, lettered " Ware's collections for Ire- 
land," occurs a notice of the seal of Marian O'Brien, 
Archbishop from 1224 to 1238, appended to a deed ex- 
ecuted by him and Thomas, Dean of Cashel. The seal 
bears the figure of a bishop, inscribed thus: mabian9 
DEI qua. cassellenis ARCHiEp9. ; and on the reverse side 
[quaere, the private seal] it has the Virgin Mary and 
Jesus in her arms, with a bishop kneeling, and these 

words, OFFER OPEM SERVO VIRGO MARIA TUG. 

The same deed has likewise the seal of the Chapter of 
Cashel, a description of which see in its place. [Rev. 
James Graves.] 

A seal of Richard O'Hedian, Archbishop from 1406 to 
1440, is appended to a deed of the year 1409, now re- 
maining among the Ormonde papers in Kilkenny Castle. 
[Graves.] 

TAXATION OF THE SEE, AND OF THE CHAPTER. 

1. A. D. 1291. By Authority of Pope Nicholas IV.(a) 
Taxatio bonorum Archiepiscopi Cassel- 
lensis (including his court, manors, 
rents, fees, and procurations), altoge- 
ther amounting to £146 1 

(Dean and Chapter.) 

Ecclesia beati Patrlcii Casscll, . . . xl.""*" Dec. iv."**" 
[Decanus.] Ecclesia beati Johannis 

Casscll, c' Dec. x.* 

(a) Tliia taxation U copied from an original Roll in the Exchequer Office, 
London, more ample than that from which tlie Commissioners of Irish Records 
printed some extracts in vol. ii. of their Reports, fol. Ixtndon, 1816, 8cc. 



BISHOPS. 8 

Jurisdictio Decani Cathedr. \x.* Dec. ii.* 

Arcludiaconus (fees and procurations, 

during his visitations), altotjctlicr 

amounting to £18 10 

Pra^benda dc Killetan (m dcaaury of 

Kly), iv.» 

Pncbenda de Derenflan (in deanery 

of Slefardach), ... v.* iv.* 

2. AD. 1302. By AuOumty t^ Pope Bonifaee VJIl. 
Ecclesia S' Patricii de Cam. . . . x." Dec. xx*. 

„ S' Joh** de eadem, . . . vi."^ „ viii." 

„ de Molathynnon (Newcha- 

pel), ... XX." „ ii." 

Ecclcaia dc Killarder) . ... iv." „ r.* iv.* 

„ de Narye (Praeccntorship), viii." „ x.* viii.* 

„ de Crochan cum pert*. . vi." „ Yiii.* 

Theec are all the pbkbkvdal churches which are 

named. This taxation is printed in the Iteport) of tlic 

Irish Record Commissioners, vol. ii 

3. A. v. 1537. By Comtimtumen of King Henry VIII. 

Archiepiscopatu.x . 

Decanatus, 

Praxcntoriatus, 

Cancellariatus, 

Thesaurariatus, 

AtcV'V natus, ... 

Pnc, iu- Molaghynon, . 

„ de Kilbreagh, 

„ de Killardry, ... 

„ de Fynnor, vel Fvnors 

„ dc Croghan, 
Irish Money. 



£66 


13 


4 


12 








6 


13 


4 


6 


13 


4 


10 








12 








10 








5 


6 


8 


G 








8 








3 









CASHEL. 



SUCCESSION OF BISHOPS. 



A. D. 901. CoRMAC Mac Culinan is the first prelate, of 
whom there are any certain accounts. He was descended 
from Aengus, the first Christian King of Munster ; and 
he himself occupied that throne at the same time with 
his bishopric, a circumstance not very uncommon in Ire- 
land during the middle ages. He is said to have been a 
person, not only of great piety, but also of considerable 
learning, and especially skilled in the Antiquities of his 
country, having been brought up under the learned and 
pious Snedge, Abbat of Disert-Dermada(Castle-Dermot). 
[O'Conor's Dissertations] . As a temporal prince, he was 
frequently engaged in wars ; and, after various engage- 
ments, was killed in battle, in the year 907 or 908. 

He is believed to have composed the volume called 
" The Psalter of Cashel," a work highly commended by 
the Irish annalists and antiquaries; also a " Genealogy 
of the Saints of Ireland ;" and a lexicographical work of 
great repute, which still bears the name of " Cormac's 
Glossary," and is preserved in the library of T. C. D. 

After Cormac's death, our information, as to his suc- 
cessors for the next two centuries, is very scanty ; the 
only prelates, of whom Ware could find any account, are 
the following: 

1090-98. Donald O'Hene, who died on December Ist, 
1097, or 1098. The Annals of the Four Masters report 
of him, that " he was the fountain of religion in the 
western parts of Europe ; was second to no Irishman in 
wisdom and piety ; and was the most learned Doctor of 
Ireland in the Roman Law." 

1118. MiLER, or Mael-mdrry (i. e. servant of Mary), 
O'Dunan. He assisted, as the Pope's Legate, in the year 
11 19, at the Synod of Fiod-Mac. [Todd's MSS.] He 



ARCHBISHOPS. 5 

died at Clonard, aged 77, on December 24 of this year. 
O'Donovan brings arguments to prove that he was not 
Archbishop of Cashel, but Bishop of Meath (or Clonard). 
[See Miscell. of the Archaeological Society, vol i. p. 155.] 

11.31. Maeusa (i. e. senrant of Jeeus) O'Foglaoa, died in 
this year. 

1137. DoHAT O'CosAUio, " a prekte celebrated for hii de- 
votion, wisdom, and alms deeds,** died. 

ABCBBI8HOP8. 

1152. DovAT O'LoMABGAV, Bishop of Cashel, received, in 
this year, the archicpiscopel pell firom John Papero, the 
Pope 8 Legate ; who at the aame time distributed three 
others, to the prelates of Armagh, Dublin, and Tuam. 
Donat died at a good old age in 1 158, with the character 
of a learned and liberal men, efpecially to the poor. 

1 1 58. DosALD O'HuLLDCAJi raeoeeded. In his ume (A. D. 
1 1 72) an important Synod was holden at Cashel, attended 
by almost every prelate in Ireland ; at which those pre- 
Utes confirmed the kingdom of Ireland to Henry the 
Second of England, and his heirs. The acts of this Sy- 
nod are preserved in the work of Giraldus Carobrensis, 
entitled ** Kxpugnatio HibcmiK." Donald died in 1182. 

1 182. Mauricb, or Muircuebtacb, ** a man of learning and 
wisdom," succeeded Donald. He died in 1191. 

1192. Matthew O'Hbitby, aCistercian monk. Papal Legato 
for Ireland, succeeded. He was a learned man, called, 
in the Annals of St. Mary's Abbey, Dublin, " the wisest 
and most religious man of the natives." He wrote the 
*' Life of St. Cuthbert," certain " Epistles," and some 
other tracts. He died at the Abbey of Holycross, in the 
county of Tipperary, in 1206. 

1206. DoNAT O'LoHaboam (1I-), a Cbtcrcian monk, suc- 
ceeded, and was confirmed by the Pope on April 6th, 



6 CASHEL. 

1210. He is said to have assisted at the Council of La- 
teran in 1215; and to have died, either at Rome or at 
Citeaux in Burgundy, soon afterwards. 

1216. DoNAT O'LoNARGAN (III) (unless his predecessor's 
death, in 1215, be misstated) succeeded. He erected the 
town of Cashel into a borough. He voluntarily resigned 
his see in the year 1223 ; and died nine years afterwards. 

1224. Marian O'Brien was translated hither, by the Pope, 
from the see of Cork. The King gave his assent to the 
translation on August 25 [Abp. King's Collections]. In 
his time the Pope confirmed twelve Canons in the cathe- 
dral of Cashel. In 1228 King Henry III. granted to him, 
and his successors, the whole town of Cashel, " in pure 
and perpetual alms," free of all exactions and secular ser- 
vices. The Archbishop upon this summoned his Dean 
and Chapter; and with their consent, on July 12, 1229, 
erected a corporation, consisting of a provost and twelve 
burgesses ; and granted to them extensive privileges, 
reserving certain small rents and property to the see. 
His seneschal founded an hospital for lepers in the town. 
Marian died in the Abbey of Inislonaght, on the banks 
of the Suir, near Clonmel, in the year 1238 ; and was 
there buried. 

1238. David Mac Kelly, aDominican friar. Dean of Cashel, 
and afterwards Bishop of Cloy ne, succeeded. He founded 
a convent of Dominicans at Cashel. He died on March 
2, 125f , and was buried in his cathedral, " in the little 
chapel of the Apostles." 

1253. David Mac Carwell (or Mac Caghwell), Dean of 
Cashel, was elected by the Chapter, whoso choice was 
afterwards confirmed by the King. He founded the 
chantry of St. Nicholas, at Cashel ; likewise refounded 
or re-constructed Hore Abbey, or " St. Mary's Abbey of 
the rock of Cashel ;" and, displacing some Dominican 



ARCHBISHOPS. 7 

monks, gave their revenues to Cistercians. His singular 
motive for this proceeding may be seen in Ware's His- 
tory. There is evidence that he was of an imperious 
and tyrannical disposition, and that more tlian once he 
-was compelled to go over to England, to obtain the King's 
pardon for acts of violence committed by him. He died 
at an advanced age, in the year 1289. 

1290. Stkphk?} O'Dbogan, Archdeacon of Glendaloch, was 
elected by the Dean and Chapter, by license from the 
King ; and was confirmed by the Pope, and restored to 
his temporalities in March of the following year. AAcr 
governing the see about eleven years, he died in August, 
1 302, and was buried in hit cathedral. 

1303. Maurice Mac Carwsix, Arohdeaoon of Cashel, was 
elected by the Dean and Chapter, and was confirmed by 
the King, on May 17. It is thought that he was conse- 
cruted at Rome. He appears to have been a man of 
charitable and munificent disposition ; so much so, that 
he brought himself into considerable pecuniary difficul- 
ties. In 1311 the Pope tummoncd him and some of his 
suffragans to attend the Council of Viennc, in Dauphine, 
but the Archbishop forbore to go. He died in March, 
131(). A drawing of his episcopal seal is in the archives 
of Christ Church, Dublin. 

1317. William Fitzjohv, Hishop of Osaory, having been 
warmly recommended to the Pope by King Edward, 
was confirmed by him in the archbishopric on April 1 ; 
although the Dean and Chapter of Cashel had proposed 
two other persons for the see : namely, John O'Carrol or 
M'Carwell, Bishop of Cork, and Thomas O'Lonchy, 
Archdeacon of Cashel. During this prelate's incumbency, 
the city of Cashel was encompassed with a stone wall. 
He died on Sept. 20, 1326. 

1327. John O'Carrol (or Mac Carwbll), Bishop of 



8 CASHEL. 

Meath, and formerly Bishop of Cork, was promoted by 
the Pope's provision, on July 18, and was confirmed by 
the King. He had but a short enjoyment of his dignity, 
for he died at London, on his return from Rome, about 
the beginning of August, 1329. 

1330. Walter le Rede (or Rufus) Bishop of Cork, suc- 
ceeded, by the Pope's provision ; but he died within the 
same year. He was a benefactor to the Vicars Choral. 

1331-2. John O'Grada, Treasurer of Cashel, " a man of 
great wisdom and industry," and a liberal benefactor to 
his church, was elected by the Dean and Chapter, ap- 
proved by the King on October 10, 1331, and confirmed 
by the Pope. He died at Limerick, on July 8, 1345; 
and was buried in the Dominican abbey of that city. 

1345. Ralph Kelly (or O'Kelly), a native of Drogheda, 
a Carmelite monk, Prolocutor and Advocate-General of 
his order, was appointed by the Pope, and obtained his 
temporalities from the King, on April 4, 1346. He ap- 
pears to have been a bold and high-spirited Prelate, 
maintaining the supposed privileges of the Church with a 
high hand against his sovereign. He wrote a " Book of 
Canon Law," and some *' Familiar Letters ;" but neither 
of these works is now extant. He died at Cashel on No- 
vember 20, 1361 ; and was buried in his cathedral. 

1362. George Roche (or De Rupe), succeeded. But it is 
doubtful whether he ever was in full possession of his see, 
or even was consecrated, being unfortunately drowned 
(probably on his return from Rome), in that year. 

1365. Thomas O'Carrol, Archbishop of Tuam, formerly 
Archdeacon of Cashel, succeeded, by provision of the 
Pope, after a vacancy of three years. He was descended 
from the family of O'Carrol, chiefs of the territory of Kly- 
O'Carrol ; and was said to be " a prelate worthy of hav- 
ing his memory handed down to posterity, on the score 



ARCHBISHOPS. 9 

of his great learning and wisdom." He died at Gaahcl, 
on February 8, 1373 ; and was buried in his cathedral. 

1373 or 137i. Philip dbTorrixoton (or Toryktoh), D. D. 
a Franciscan friar, was appointed by the Pope ; and was 
confirmed by the King's patent, on September 19 ; but, 
as a penalty for having accepted Kia see from the Pope, 
the King compelled him to givo an annual pension to % 
clerk to be named by the King, until the Archbishop 
should provide him with some church preferment; and 
the King nominated John Hoveden for thai pension. 
[Rot. Cane] The practice was not unusual at that pe- 
riod. It is probable that Philip was a man of talent, since 
he was sent as ambassador to the Pope " on very im> 
portant affairs.'* Ho died in foreign parts, in 1380. 

1381. Pktib Hackbtt, Archdeacon of Cashel, was elected 
about 1381 ; at least the King's license for election was 
given to the Chapter on October 12 in that year, and 
subsequently in that year a writ was directed to the 
Archbishop, as though the see was full. [Rot. Pat. 
5 Ric. II.] Sir James Ware is probably mistaken in 
stating that the see remained vacant four years. Hackctt 
sat about twenty -six years, and died in 1406. 

1406. RichaeoO'Hroiah, Archdeacon of CashelfSttcceeded 
and was consecrated in that year. He was a benelaotor 
to the see, recovered some of its lands, which had been 
usurped through the slothfulness of his predecessor, 
repaired the mansions, built a hall for the Vicars Choral, 
and gave them some land, and rebuilt St. Patrick's Ca- 
thedral, which was in a sad state of ruin. He died, full of 
years, on July 21, 1440, and was buried in his cathedral. 

1450. John Cantwsll, a Bachelor of Laws of the Univer- 
sity of Oxford, was promoted by tlie Pope, after a vacancy 
of ten years (during which time the revenues of the see 
had been farmed out by the Crown to the Earl of Or- 

MUNSTER.] C 



10 CASHEL. 

monde). However, he was not consecrated till 1452. 
He repaired tlic Dominican friary at Cashel ; and en- 
dowed the college of Vicars Choral with some property 
in Clonmel. He died in 1482; and was buried at 
Cashel. In the year 1453 he held a Provincial Synod 
at Limerick ; the Canons of which are printed in Wil- 
kins' Concilia Magn. Brit, et Hib. : and another, at Fe- 
thard, in 1480. 

1483. David Creagii, LL. B. a native of Limerick, was 
consecrated Archbishop in this year. He is said by 
Campian, the historian, to have suffered much ill treat- 
ment from Gerald Earl of Kildare, the Lord Deputy of 
Ireland. Having governed the see twenty years, he died 
on September 5, 1503. 

1504. Maurice Fitzgerald was promoted, by provision of 
the Pope. He held a provincial Synod in 1511, and 
another in 1514 ; some Canons of this latter are still ex- 
tant; and a list of those of the former one, " Registrura 
Statutorum Cassilioe, a. D. 1511," is in a manuscript of 
T. C. D. [f. 3, i6]. He died in 1523. 

1524 [or 1527]. Edmund Butler, a natural son of Peter 
Earl of Ormonde, was promoted by the Pope in this year ; 
but appears not to have been accepted by the King, nor 
consecrated, until 1527. Together with his archbishopric 
he held the Priory of Athassel, near Cashel. He died 
on March 5th, 155^ ; and was buried in his cathedral, 
under a marble monument, adorned with his arras and 
effigies, erected by himself. This monument has not 
been preserved. 

1553. Roland [Fitzgerald] (or le Baron), a branch of 

the family of Fitzgeralds, titular barons of Bumchurch, 

. in the county of Kilkenny (a), was elected by the Dean 

(a) Thia custom of dropping the family name seema to hare been common with 
the Fltxgeralds. We have Blilo Fitzgerald, Bishop of Ossory in 1527, calling 



ARCHBISHOPS 11 

and Chapter, pursuant to the Queen's letter, dated No- 
vember 20; and was c^r '' r ■ by Queen Mary, on No- 
vember 2G. He was > ited in December, 1553. 
On July 10, 1556, *' the incorporation of the arch- 
bi^]!< >pric ofCasher took place. [Index to Pat in Rolls 
Uliice.] Roland died on October 28, 15G1. 
15G7. James Mac Caouwbll (or Mac Carwell), was pro- 
moted, aflcr a vacancy of nearly six years, by letter of 
Privy Seal, dated January 22, 15ti^ : but his patent did 
not pass until October 2, 15G7. [Quaere, whether he was 
the person whom Queen Elizabeth had previously nomi- 
nuted to the sec of Down, in 1564, but the nomination 
hod not been carried into cilcct?] In the Queoi^s letter 
i'or his investiture, &c. he is said to be a native of that 
part of the country (Cashcl), to be learned in the Scrip- 
tures, and a meet man for that charge and function; 
alsu, liiut he had been recommended to the Lord De- 
puty, Sir U. Sidney, by the Arclibishop of Armagh. 
'"' - MS. Ware.] Ho was consecrated by Hugh 

L ..., Archbishop of Dublin. [Klrington.] Soon 

alter his advancement be was severely wounded with a 
skcine, by a rival candidate whom the Pope had ap- 
) ' ' V because he would not surrender his see. During 
1 iiibency the bishopric of Kmly was united to 

Cosliel by Act of Parliament He died in the year 1570. 

CASHSL AHO BMLT. 

157^. MiLEB MAGRATB(a), a native of Fermanagh, who had 
been a Franciscan friar, but, becoming a Protestant, had 
been appointed Bishop of Cloghcr, was advanced to these 



Uaaiir Mih Bmrom ,• and Is th« aest emxbaxj, D o M W la w ril|fwdit,a< 
at Rooa of mow dbdnrtkin, a popQ of Lake Wadding, was jeBcsall/ knowo un- 
der Um titk of BoaaTantara Baroo. 

(•) Ue b caBed •• Iblllaom IfCiaglie.' and " llojrlmoom M^Cragb," by 
Tyrone, wImb wiitia( to OeaOTNciU, in 1699. [IIS. UmiieUi, CSt.] 



12 CASHEL AND EMLY. 

sees on February 3, of this year. From 1582 to 1589 
he also held the bishoprics of Waterford and Lismore in 
conimendam; and, on the death of Bishop Wethcrhcad, 
(appointed to them in 158U), in 1592, he again held 
them until 1607, when he resigned those, and received a 
grant of Killala and Achonry instead. It appears that, 
by some means or other, he had contrived to recommend 
himself strongly to Queen Elizabeth ; but he was an 
iivaricious and unprincipled man, and a most unscrupu- 
lous waster of the patrimony of the sees under his admi- 
nistration, as may be seen in " Strafford's Letters," vol. i. 
p. 172. Among the Patent Rolls of King James I. 
anno xxii. (1624), is an important letter from the King 
to the Lord Deputy, concerning the spoliations which 
Magrath had made on the archbishopric. The Regal 
Commissioners, at their visitation in 1615, thus name 
him: "Archbishop, Miler Magrath, who would give 
the Commissioners no satisfactory information respecting 
his revenues. He held four bishoprics, and a great num- 
ber of benefices in various dioceses." The Roman Ca- 
tholic writer, Philip O'Sullevan, abuses him violently ; 
alleging, among other crimes, that he was twice married. 
It appears [from MS. T. C. D. f. 3, 27] that the Arch- 
bishop married Amy, daughterof JohnO'Mearaof Lisauy, 
in the county of Tipperary ; and had issue, Turlough, 
Redmond, Bryan, Mark, Mary, Cicely, Anne, and Eliza. 
Bryan, his fourth son, died in September, 1633, leaving 
issue, Mark, Philip, James, Redmond, Matthew, and 
Bryan. H is sons, or at least some of them, arc said to have 
relapsed to Popery, though they contrived to possess 
themselves of several church livings. In 1610 the King 
passed a letter under Privy Seal, appointing William 
Knight to be coadjutor to the Archbishop, and to be 
allotted for his expenses the profits aiising from the ju- 



ARCHBISHOPS. 18 

risdiction which the said Archbishop's son, who is a 
recusant, now enjoys : also, granting the said arch- 
bishopric, when vacant, to the said William Knight 
This grant is dated September 25. [Rot. PaL 9 Jac. I.] 
On July 26, 1611, Knight had a second grant of tlie 
office of coadjutor ; and to receive for his miuntenance 
all synodals, fees, and profits arising from the exercise 
of his jurisdiction. [Ibid.] After ponening this arch- 
bishopric no leas than fif^-two years, Magrath died in 
December, 1622, aged 100 years; and was buried in his 
cathedral, under a monument previously erected by him- 
self; which still remains (miserably patched) on the 
south side of the choir, and contains some curious Latin 
verses, which may be seen in Ware's History. 

1623. Malcolm Hamilton, a native of Scotland, Chancellor 
of Down, succeeded, by patent dated Blay 23; and was 
consecrated at Drogheda on June 29, by Christopher, 
Archbishop of Armagh. [Elrington.] In 1626 he made 
a representation to King Charles of the despoiled con- 
dition of his archbishopric : and the King issued a letter 
under Privy Seal, dated July 8, in reply to his memorial. 
On Dec. 12Lh, of that year, the King granted him other 
preferments, m commendam^ amounting to the annual 
value, in the King's books, of £39 17s. Ad, [R. Office.] 
He died of fever on April 25, 1629 ; and was buried in 
his cathedral, where a monimient to his memory was 
erected on the north wall of the choir. The stone still 
remains in its place ; but tlic armorial bearings and the 
inscription have been entirely chiselled away, with the 
exception of tl»e motto, '* Pasce oves meas."* 

1G30. Abcuibalo Hamilton, D. D. of Glasgow, (younger 
brother of Sir Cluud Hamilton of Cloney,) Bishop of 
Killala, was translated to Cashcl on April 20. He made 
attempts, during the government of the Earl of Strafford, 



U CASHEL AND EMLY. 

to recover some of the sec lands which had been aliena- 
ted by Miler Magrath, [Strafford's Letters.] In the 
rebellion of 1641, the Archbishop was plundered to a 
large amoimt. It was deposed that he lost, in goods and 
apparel, £1200 ; a library of books, £300 ; sheep, £500 ; 
oxen and cows, £400 ; horses, £360 ; cash, £60 ; he was 
dispossessed of mortgaged lands and the title-deeds of 
the same, value £1330; he lost by debts, £1220 ISs.; 
by arrears of rent, £550 ; by money paid for a lease, 
which lease was carried off by the rebels, £300 ; in silver 
plate, £200 ; the value of his archbishopric, £1000 ; ar- 
rears of same, £1500 : the total amount of his losses was 
£9090. [Depositions in T. C. D. f. 2, 14.] He died 
at Stockholm in Sweden, in 1659, aged nearly 80 years. 
166^. Thomas Fulwar, D. D. Bishop of Ardfert, was trans- 
lated to Cashel, by patent dated February 1. He has 
left behind him a " Sermon on Luke, ii. 48, preached 
upon the anniversary of the Irish Rebellion," 4to. Lon- 
don, 16 — . He died on March 31, 1667, aged 74; and 
was buried at St. John's, Cashel, where his tombstone 
still remains, bearing the inscription, 

" Hie jacet corpus Eevercndissimi in Christo Patris ThomiB Fulwar nuper 
Casseliensis Archiepiscopi : qui obiit 31° die Martil 1667 atatis Bvm 74." 

He bequeathed to the Cathedral of Cashel a silver 
flagon, paten, and cup, which are still used there in the 
administration of the Lord's Supper. 
1667. Thomas Price, D. D. a native of Wales, Bishop of 
Kildare, succeeded, by patent dated May 30, and was 
enthroned on June 9 (FF.) Having been trained under 
Bishop Bedel, he took great pains to instruct the native 
Irish in religion, through the means of their own lan- 
guagc(a) : but all his efforts were obstinately opposed 

(a) Tbe following notice of the Archbishop's zeal on this subject is taken from 



ARCHBISHOPS. 15 

by the Romish priests. Ho died on August 4, 1C85, 
aged 85, and was buried at Cashel, where his tombstone 
still remains in St. John's churchyard, bearing a Latin 
inscription : 

" Hk Jaeet eorpw VbtrmrnSkdwi in Cbilalo iMtris Tboaa PriM inp«r 

CtmilmtdB u MBf ia eOfit qid oUit «• dte Avgotti anno DDmlnl 1685. a«UtM 
wa85." 

After his death, the see of Cashel \\.i- k- j i ^.u ant 1 y 
JamesH. who distributed its revenue^ am nur ihc Uonii>h 
priests according to his own will and j.l. .imuo. The Dean 
and Chapter undertook the guardiftoship of the spirituali- 
ties of the see during the Taoancy ; aod by a fomud act, 



• MS. in th» R^g^ayctCmULii^Atd A]. «kkh aeqMtali oi liMt ht brid 
■ynnrtkiliiiwriiyrfhfacfanyhUwy»«a 1667, 1670,1671. 1674, 1676, 1677, 
1670. 1680. 168S. 

» At • Syaod holda atCtekai, bate* tht Ai<Uihho|^ oo M^ 80, 1676, i^M 
modoo had Ibr dM cBeooncMMoC of llM bU^ aad far tlw TCdMaoMM of Oh^ 
M n ^- fh M iBAjr be, «<> t^^tAaft ^i^ \^ ^figjiii* ^f 1^* rf—r^ ^ fr'^y* H l''*'r 
ownnatiTttaitgmt it i% tlMniiRi, iwnlMBi^y a—rtad to ly Ub Omc^ aod 
tb« rati of tfaa elcrgjr pr— I, Ibaft Mr. Ttnaea Tianqr [ThnaD] dwU ttara fcr 
Ua awriea, tir nadlB« vtjm In Um Iriih lo^w and oUht dntka [thoae oUmt 
dnli« wwc, to pnneb bi IMt bi dw OMbadnd «■ Snadagra to ttw aAamao] for 
thb iMaat 7«ar, Mdh^t tba tOtb d«7 of ilaith, nasi MMriaff Iba dam banei; iba 
b«M6t of Um ooaolag acknowladgoMnt [vfau ftooi tba Andbbfabop and dw)Br, 
£26 1& 0, to be paid to bin baV-Tearijr.] 
" At a Sjood boldan in 1678, it liordMvd. 'tbattbelriib PrqrcnbaeootbMMd.' 
" AtuMtbvSljrnod, fail681,ltiBordaf«d. 'tbattbebUiPrajandoeaaliBMy*" 
N. B.— Mr. Tlaraan waa a Boman Catliole eoaTortt ba waa ondabnd Danoon 
by Biabop Jooea at Kildart, on lat Oetobar, 167&, and l>riaat bgr AnbUahop 
Prioa, •* bi KtngOonnadk'a cbapat," on Joaa 10, 1677. He waaCorate of Caabal, 
Tkar of KUkoanla, and aftanrarda o( Pallia Gnan. Anolbarafentof the Ardi- 
biabop bi tUa good work waa Panl Hlcslaa^ a aoBracl. Ba waa Tkar of Dron 
bi 1678, and of Taaaplamora bi 1681. 

Prbaato Manb baa racanled, tbat bj aaaing tba adRNU made bgr Aitbbiabop 
Price, be waa lad, wbile Proroat of Tiiidty GoOag^ to itaa all bia asartkna to- 
warda enooaraging the atodj of Iiiab among tba Scbdara of tbat CoIlagB. flea a 
kttar bjr bbn to Dr. Tbonaa Smith, printed by Dr. Todd, flmn the origfaial hi the 
BodMan library, bi tba •• ChriatlHi BxambMr," for Norembar. 188S. 



16 CASHEL AND EMLY. 

dated August 4, 1685, they deputed the exercise of their 
powers in that behalf to one of their body, John Dassy, 
Archdeacon and Subdean, [Ch. Book]. Such is the 
account given by Ware ; but there is some reason for 
thinking that James did (at least verbally, if not by a 
formal instrument) appoint an archbishop, a Roman Ca- 
tholic, whose Christian name was John. The library of 
Archbishop Marsh, in Dublin, contains a folio volume, 
" Graduale Romanum," which has on the title-page a 
manuscript note in these words: "Die 21mo Augusti, 
1688, EcclcsiaB metrop. S. Patritii Casseliae dono dedit 
Joan. Archiepus Cassellensis." 
1690. Narcissus Marsh, D. D. Bishop of Ferns and Leigh- 
lin, was translated on February 26. After sitting here 
only four years, he was promoted to the archbishopric of 
Dublin ; and subsequently to the Primacy. He has left 
behind him in print : 

1. Manuductio ad Logicam (altered and adjusted from 
the logic of Philip do Trien). 8vo. Oxonii, 1678. 

2. Institutioncs Logics, in Usum Juventutis Acade- 
micaj Dubliniensis (anonym.) 8vo. Dull. 1681. 

3. An Essay on the Doctrine of Sounds (Philosophi-t 
cal Transactions, No. 156). 

4. A Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Cashel. 
4to. Dull. 1694. 

1694. William Palliser, D. D. Bishop of Cloyne, suc- 
ceeded, by patent dated June 26. He was a considerable 
benefactor to Trinity College, Dublin, where he had been 
educated; bestowing on it £1500 sterling, besides 4000 
selected volumes of books from his library. He also di- 
rected Mrs. Palliser to give communion plate to the 
Cathedral of Cashel ; namely, a flagon, two cups, and two 
patens, in the year 1715. This plate is still in use. 
The only piece of his composition which has been printed 



ARCHBISHOPS. 17 

is a Latin oration spoken at the funeral of Primate ^Tar- 
getson. Vice- Chancellor of the University. 4to. 1679. 
He died in Dublin, on January 1, 172^; and was buried 
at St. Andrew's, in that ctly. 
172^. WiLUAM NicoLSON, D.U. a member of Queen's Col- 
lege, Oxford, B A. in 1679, D. D. in 1702, Bishop of 
Carlisle, and afterwards of Derrtf^ was translated to 
Cashel by patent dated February 9 : but was never en- 
throned ; for he died suddenly at the palaoe of Derry, on 
the 15th of the same month, and was buried in that 
cathedral. 

Bishop Nicolson was a sealotis antiqiuuy, and a learned 
historian and philologist, as is proved by his numerous 
valuable writin^^. IIo also was a proficient in Natural 
history. I have a small MS. volume written by him, 
comprising an account of plants growing in Cumberland, 
and especially in the neigbonrhood of Carlisle, as ob- 
served by himself in his walks. Harris, in Ware s His- 
tory of the Bishops, gives but a scanty nodoe of our 
prelate's works; and in the History of the Writers of 
Ireland, there is not even mention of his name. An enu- 
meration of his writings is given in Chalmers' Biographi- 
cal Dictionary ; to which the following particulars may 
be added : 

1. A Sermon preached on the King's Aooesrion. 4to. 
London, 1685. 

2. A Sermon, preached before the House of Lords, on 
January 30. 4to. 1703. 

3. A Sermon preached before the Society for Refor- 
mation of Manners. 4to. London, 1 706. 

4. A Sermon, on the Queen's Accession, preached be- 
fore Her Majesty. 4to. London, 1707. 

5. A Sermon on 2 Kings, ii. 11. 1712. 

6. A Charity Sermon, on Ephenans, ii. 8, 9. 1716. 
munsteb] d 



18 CASHEL AND EMLY. 

7. A Spital Sermon, on Esther, ii. 8, 9. 4to. London, 
1716. 

Some manuscript volumes of his Diary are in posses- 
sion of his family connexions in Ireland, viz. the Maulc- 
verers, descendants of the Rev. Bellinghara Mauleverer, 
son-in-law of the Bishop. And his Common-place book 
(containing abstracts and extracts, &c.) on various works, 
viz. on the Psalms ; on Purchas' Pilgrimage and Pilgrims ; 
on Baronii Annales ; De Prassulibus Angliae, «Sx. &c. is 
preserved in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin. 
(See also under the diocese oi Derry, pp. 321-323). 
1727. Timothy Godwtn, D. D. Bishop of Kilmore, suc- 
ceeded, by patent dated June 3. He rebuilt the palace 
of Kilmore. He died in Dublin, on December 13, 1729, 
and was buried at St. Michan's Church. 
17fg. Theophilus Bolton, D. D. Bishop of Elphin, was 
translated on January 6 ; and was enthroned by the Dean, 
** immediately after the second lesson," on June 5. [Chap- 
ter-Book.] He was a man of great ability ; especially 
learned in the civil and canon law ; and had been Vicar- 
General of the diocese of Dublin, in which he had been 
ordained Deacon, in 1702, and Priest on 26th September, 
1703. [Consist. Dubl.] He was a personal friend of 
Dean Swift. 

While at Cashel, he endeavoured to restore the ancient 
Cathedral on the rock, and to make the approach to it 
more commodious to the parishioners: and was a great 
benefactor to the clergy of the diocese, by bequeathing 
to them his valuable library(a), consisting of several 

(a) It ought not to be forgotten, that the Archbishop wm seconded in this 
laudable design by an bumble clergyman of his diocese, the Rev. Alexander 
Christie, Itector of MoyalifTe ; who, by his will, dated January 2, 1782, bequeathed 
a hundred pounds to Archbishop Bolton, to aid in buying books so soon aa his 
library should be conveyed to the public. [Cashel Oioc Reg-] 



ARCHBISHOPS. 19 

thousand volumes; with an injunction in his will, that 
none of th'in should ever be moved from Cashcl(a). 
These were preserved in a building adjoining the palace ; 
until, under the Act of Parliament for uniting certain 
bishoprics in Ireland (3 & 4 Will. IV. c. 37), the then 
A- ' ' ■ hop, Dr. Laurence, removed his residence to 
\\ •!; upon which the Ecolewaatical Commiflnon- 

crs lor Ireland took poMeauon of the palace and of the 
! taming the books. A new library was erected 

ibedral churchyard, by the contributions of the 

Chapters of Cashel and Emly, the Vicars Choral, and 
others of the clergy : and Archbishop Bolton s books, with 
exception of such as had been lost or destroyed during 
the Itcbollion of 17118 (when the palaoe Wi« occupied by 
soldiers instead of a bishop), were removed to it» and 
there remain, agreeably to the i ns of his will. 

While he was Chancellor l: ^.. : ..trick's, Dublin, 
Dr. Bolton published " A Sermon preached before the 
Irish House of Commons, on tlio Anniversary of the 
Irish Rebellion, 23rd October, 1721.** 4to. IhMin, 17il. 
He (lied in January, 1714 ; and was buried at St. Wer- 
burgh's, in Dublin. 
1744. Arthur Price, D. D. educated at the I'niversity of 
Dublin, and appointed its Vicc-Chancellor in December, 
1746, was promoted from the bishopric of Meath, by 
patent dated 7th May ; and was enthroned by proxy on 
the 25th of that month. It was remarked of him, by 
Harris, the editor of Ware, that he passed successively 
through every gradation of the ministry. 

(a) ExtTMt from the wiU at Archbbbop Bollon, in the IVvogaliv* OHk%, 
DttbUn, <Uled Janaanr 27, 1748 : — *' I le«T* mjr books b the Ubrarjr uti |ialMe 
at Ceehel to my euooeMon in the ame eee, and to the clergy of the rtinrtmi : mj 
will and Hiwiilwg being, that the aaid book* ahooU mnaia tad ymt'imir in the 
•aid Uhtvy fcr sw. Car the om of oqr wiciiiaMori ia the taU aee. and uT the mU 
clefgy, and that none of then be lemoved from thcnctt." 



20 CASHEL AND EMLY. 

His memory is not had in esteem in Cashel, from the 
circumstance of his causing the ancient Cathedral on the 
rock, the chancel of which was then used for Divine 
Service, to be unroofed and dismantled, under authority 
of an Act of Parliament obtained in 1748: viz. [a** 21 
Geo. II. c. 8.] Having persuaded his Chapter to con- 
sent to the removal, and to petition the Lords Justices 
to that effect, he then obtained an order of the Privy 
Council, dated 10th July, 1749 (a copy of which is given 
below as a specimen(a), there being many of the Irish 
Cathedrals which are under this double condition), for 
making the parish church of St. John cathedral and pa- 
rochial ; and commenced the erection of the building now 
used as the Cathedral. He died at Celbridge, near Dub- 
lin, on July 17, 1752, and was buried in Leixlip church ; 
but a monumental stone was raised to him at Cashel» 
which still lies in St. John's churchyard. 

(a) " By the Lords Jutticet and Council of Ireland. 
" Xewpoiit, C. Hen: Boyib. 

" Whereas His Grace the Arch Bishop of Cashell, Primate of Ireland, and 
Metropolitan of tlie whole ProNince of Munster, and Bishop of the Diocese of 
Cashell, has, by his I'etition to this Board, prayed that the Scite of the Cathedral 
Church of St. Patrick's Rock, Cashell, may be removed to the Parochial Church 
of St. John the Baptist, Cashell, and that the said Parocliial Church may be 
made Cathedral and Parochial ; 

" And Whereas his Grace the Lord Arch Bishop of Cashell, aa Arch Bishop 
of the said Province, and Bishop of the Diocese, has certified his advice and ap- 
probation thereto under his hand and Archiepiscopal Seal, and the Dean and 
Chapter of the said Cathedral Church, in Chapter assembled, have certified their 
consents under the Chapter Seal, and the Incumbent, Churchwardens, and the Pro- 
testant Inhabitant' of the Church of Ireland, as by law Established, of the said 
Parish of Saint John the Baptist, Cashell, and of the other Parishes thereonto 
united, in Vestry assembled, have certified their consents under their re^>ective 
hands, and their Excellencies the Lords Justices having given their consent under 
their hands and seals : 

" We, therefore, the Lords Justices and Council, by virtue of a Power to us 
given by an Act of Parliament passed in this Kingdom, in the Twenty-first year 
of His Majesty's Keign, lulitulcd an Act fur disappro(>riating Benefices bek»ging 



ARCHBISHOPS. SI 

1752. John Whitcombe, or Wiietcombb, D. D. (called by 
the Irish, Kirwan, i. e. ** Ciran bhan/irAiteeom^), Bishop 
of Down and Connor, succeeded, by patent dated August 
12 ; and was enthroned by the Subdean, both in the old 
and the new cathedrals, on October 12. He died at 
Cashcl, on September 22 of the following year; and was 
buried in the old cathedral, where his tomb is seoi be- 
neath an arched way in the southern tnuuept, kiding 
into Cormacs chapel. 

1754. MicuABL Cox, D. D. (a son of Sir Richard Cox, Lord 
Chancellor of Ireland), was bom on November 2, 1689, 
and received his education at Christ Church, Oxford : 
where a portrait of him is preserved, in the Halt He 
was ordained deacon at Dublin, in June, 1712 [Consist. 
Dubl.] ; and, aiVer obtaining various prelerments, was 
made Bishop of Osaory; from whence he was translated 

to D<MM, Awh-D-coM, DijatoriM, spd othir Miti— of OsUwdtri dwr iw^ 
•nd te aifTOpifatf^ ociMn in tlHir i«Md, and alio Iv th« rHMral cT th* Bete* 
oTBdotd CWlMdral OundMi, d» iMnlgrartend dlnetthat tba CMhadnl 
Chmh of Mat PMikk** Bock, OmImI, bo ao aor* tdtn oc doMod lo bo tka 
CMhadalCboidiortlM odd DkoMOi Uatbit Iho Pwwbbl Cboch of SilM 
Jote tho Biftkl iboD om hMillw bo dMMd aid tdna l» bo tbo Ooihodnl 
Cbmb of tk> Mid DIoeooo, Md thot tbo MM eoMiaao 10 bo both CMhodial OMi 
IHutxhid, by dio OMM or aaaoo of Um Ootbodfd and Fttwyol Onidi of SolBt 
Patrick'* Bock and St Joha tbo Baptfal, C ad mn 

" Qifoa at tbo OoneB OMMbwIa MUh tbo 
lOthdqrorJuljr, 1749. 

• Ab ; CAOMIU. MOUSWOBTH. TciXAJKIOBB. 

Joiiit PoaaoHBT. 
Tuo. VLxnUky. 
Ho. SwoLKioa. 

C DOMVUA 

Lv. QAUMamam.* 
"laralkd inUioOflk»ortboBoOforMoM^)aot7'aIIighCoiirtoraiaiwoi7 
in Iidaad, tho flftooiUi day of Jnly, b tha twwij-lhird jroar oTtbo niga of 
King Q«or|o the Second, and exanlMd bjr 

'• WiLUAM ObaXB. D. Oerk mmd Kt*p^ oftkiMMa.* 



22 CASHEL AND EMLY. 

to Cashel, by patent, dated January 22. He was en- 
throned (by proxy) by the Prebendary of Newchapel. 
Having holden his arclibishopric nearly twenty-five 
years, he died at his family scat, Castletown, on May 28, 
1779, in the ninetieth year of his age ; and was buried 
in the cathedral of Kilkenny. 
1779. Charles Agar, D. C. L. (brother of James, first Vis- 
count Clifden), was bom at Gowran, in the County of 
Kilkenny ; and was educated at Westminster School, and 
afterwards at Christ Church, Oxford, where a portrait 
of him is preserved in the Hall. M. A. 1762 ; D. C. L. 
1765. He became Dean of Kilraore, and Bishop of 
Cloyne ; and was translated to this archbishopric by pa- 
tent dated August 6. He was enthroned on August 19. 
Being a man of an enterprising spirit, and of great talent 
for business, he was confidentially consulted by the Irish 
Government on important matters, both of Church and 
State ; and was successively created Baron and Viscount 
Somerton, and Earl of Normanton. He was very active 
in administering his diocese ; finished the modem Ca- 
thedral, by the addition of a tower and spire ; improved 
the episcopal residence ; and regulated the choir. In 
1801 he was advanced to the archbishopric of Dublin. 

He died on July 14, 1809 ; and was buried in West- 
minster Abbey, where the following elaborate inscrip- 
tion may be seen on his monument: 

Sacred to the Memory of 

Charles Agak, D. D. Earl of Normanton, 

And Archbishop of Dublin. 

lie was educated at Westminster School, and was a Student of 

Christ Church, Oxford. 

In 1768 he was consecrated Bishop of Cloyne, in Ireland ; 

And translated from thence to the Archbishopric of Cashel in 1779. 

In 1795 be was created Baron Somerton, of Somcrtoo in the 

County of Kilkenny, 

And VtKOunt Somerton in 1800 ; 



ARCHBISHOPS. 28 

la Um UOamiag year ha bawwn AitUUiop of Dnblin ; 

And in 1806 ba waa eraatad Earl of Kwrnantsa. 

Ha dcfMrted lUa Ufc on tha 14th of Jalj, 1809, ^ped 7t jaan. 

And rMla aaar thb i|Mt, fai tlia MBM grava with hb oaeK 

Tha Sight Boaorabla Wsluokb Blub, BaroB lfaa%. 

In tlM eoona of hia apiacopal labooia 

Not Im than 17 dundMa and ngUwhooBHlDr tha naltaaaof faiadvur, 

Wava boQt andar liia iHmtian and anwlanea ; 

And ha anelad, ptinc^aBj at Ua awn aspanM(«), thaCathadnl Ckanh 

Aa a Mataaaan and a pNlata^ ha wna an abla and : 

Of tha laHgicn ha ftiUmti and taught, 

And of tha eooatrjr wlaaai ooandla ba aaihacd. 

Ifla can fbr tha walbn of tha Chaidi ia tartiSad 

By tha n— w AaU af PariJawiat whlah haftMnrf 

Far Ha pannanant lagalnHan and aappMt 

Tha p«*et itata In which Ma diaaaaaa wan Idl, 

And tha vanaratian hiiprawad by Ut taknta and vittnaa 

On tha liaaila of thoaa orar w1m»i Im (aaaldad, 

Aia far nabhri 

Than a n y wHah can ba ( 

TaUaMaaaiy. 

1801. Hon. CniBLSs Brodrick, D. D. (son of George, 
third Vi?counl Middlcton), became Trcaaurer of Cloync, 
Bishop of Clonfcrt, And afVerwards of Kilmorc. Ho was 
transUted to Cashel by patent dated December 9, and 
waa enthroned on December 12. In 1811 he was ap- 
pointed, by letters patent, coadjutor to the Archbishop 
of Dublin, who was then of unsound mind, and unequal 
to the performance of hia duties. He died in Dublin, 
on May 6, 1822 ; and was buried at the family seat, Mid- 
dleton, in the County of Cork ; where a marble monu- 

(«) IMtk paofda daaarra to hava thafar good daada weoaiiJ aa w«D aa fraa< 
anaa. Tba Ba^atry afCaihal ccntaiaaaBat af ihtgjmuii cf tha diocaaawha 
contribniad anaU wna ta tiw aaaa pvpoaa^ aeaaidbig to thair BMana. 

Thartaaplaari|iireaf ttwemhadral waa nbaafMBlfyanrtad. IbaChqitar 
£800 lowafte that work In tha yair 1807. [Cb. Book.} 



24 CASHEL AND EMLY. 

iricnt, erected to his memory in the churchyard, bears 
the following inscription : 

To the Memory of 

The Right Honorable and Jlost Reverend 

Charl£s Brodrick, D. D. 

Archbishop of Cashel ; 

Formerly Rector of this Parish ; 

Fourth son of George, third Viscount Middletow. 

Bom 3rd May, 1761 ; died 6th May, 1822. 

And to the Memory of 

The Honorable I^Iary Broprick, his wife, 

Second daughter of the Right Reverend 

Richard ^Voodward, D. D. 

Bishop of Cloyne. 

Bom 11th June, 1767, died 28th Maich, 1799. 

This Tablet is erected 

By their seven surviving children. 

1822. Richard Laurence, D. C. L. was a native of Bath, 
the son of a member of the corporation of that city, and 
received his earliest education at its Grammar School. 

His mother was a daughter of French, Esq., of 

the family of Lord French, in the county of Galway(a). 
He afterwards went to Oxford, where he became a 
member of Corpus Christi College, and subsequently of 
University College (M.A. 1785; D.C. L. 1794); and 
at length, in 1814, was made Regius Professor of He- 
brew, and a Canon of Christ Church. He received 

(a) Arclibishop Laurence married IMary Vaughan Prince, daughter of Mr. 
Vaughan Prince, of Faringdon, merchant ; whose father, the Rev. — Prince, was 
Vicar of Uffington, in Berkshire ; and married the widow of an Irish prebendary 
(Thomas Derham, Prebendary of Kilneglory in the Cathedral of Cork), fomierly 
IGat Vaughan, of Golden Grove, in the county of Tipperaiy. The vicar's bro* 
ther, Charles Prince, wasPnecentor of Cashel and Chancellor of Watcrford, during 
the reign of Charles II. and James II. from 1666 to 1686. 

Thus, after more than a century and a half, the Archbishop and his children 
renewed their family connexions with Ireland, and in particular with the dtoceaes 
of Cashel, Emiy, and Waterford. 



ARCHBISHOPS. 25 

Priest's orders from Dr. Shute Barrington, Bishop of 
Salisbury (afterwards of Durham), on June 20, 1784. 
On July 4, 1787, he was instituted to the vicarage of 
Coleshill, Wilts, and in 179- to that of Great Chevcrell, 
Wiltshire, on the presentation of the Earl of Radnor. 
Soon afterwards he became Rector of RoUeston in Wilt- 
shire; in 1805 Rector of Mersham in Kent; and in 
181- Rector of Stone, near Dartford. He was bom in 
1 760, and was younger brother of Dr. French Laurence, 
an eminent civilian. Member of Parliament for Peter- 
borough, the intimate friend of Edmund Burke: and 
through him was introduced^ the society of many 
of the leading characters of that day, including Burke, 
Sir Joshua Reynolds, Lord Fitzwiliiam, and the chief 
leaders of the Whig par^. About the oommencement 
of the French Revolution, he amused himself by the 
composition of several short pieces in verse, chiefly on 
political subjects, directed against some of the wild revo- 
lutionary opinions of that day. Some of these obtained 
considerable popularity at the time, but the author was 
not generally known ; among them were, 

1. The Monkeys in Red Caps, an old story, newly 
inscribed to the Club of Jacobins, by Timothy Thrum, 
Esq. 4to. 1792. 

2. Heroic Epistle to Joseph Priestley, LL. D. 4lo. 
1791. 2nd edit. 1792. 

3. A Second Epistle to the same. 4to. 1791. 

4. The Brothers, a politico-polemical eclogue, humbly 
inscribed to the Rev. Mr. Timothy and the Rev. Dr. 
Joseph Priestley. 4to. 1792. 

5. A Poetical Epistle to the Hon. Thomas Erskine. 
4to. [«. a.] 

6. The Golden Age, a Poetical Epistle from Erasmus 
Darwin, M. D. to Thomas Beddoes, M. D. 4to. 1794. 

MUKSTKR.] ■ 



2G CASHEL AND EMLY. 

The Archbishop from his youth was of retired habits ; 
he became a very learned tlieologian and a good canonist ; 
and subsequently, turning his attention to the study of 
the Oriental languages, attained to high eminence in that 
department of literature. During his whole life his 
hours of relaxation were given to pursuits in practical 
Chemistry, a science of which he had been fond from his 
earliest years. The activity of his mind, and the bent 
and extent of his studies, may be understood by the sub- 
joined list(a) of the works which he composed or edited, 

(a) Puhlicatiau by Archbishop Lawrence. 

1. A Sermon preached at a Visitation of the Lord Bishop of Sarum. 4to. 
Oxford, 1800. 

2. Eight Sermons preached before the University of Oxford, at the Lecture 
founded by Rev. John Bampton. 8vo. Oxford, 1805. Second Edition, 8vo. 
1820. Third edition, revised and enlarged, with an Index. 8vo. Oxford, 1838. 

8. On Singularity and Excess in philological Speculation, a Sermon preached 
before the University of Oxford. 8vo. Oxford, 1S07. 

4. A Dissertation on the Logos of St. John. 8vo. Oxford, 1808. 

5. A Visitation Sermon, on the metaphorical Character of the Apostolic Style. 
Svo. Oxford, 1810. 

6. Critical Reflections upon some important Misrepresentations contained in 
the Unitarian Version of the New Testament Svo. Oxford, 1811. 

7. Remarks upon the systematical Clas«fication of Manuscripts adopted by 
Griesbach in his Edition of the New Testament 8vo. Oxford, 1814. 

8. The Doctrine of Baptismal Regeneration contrasted >«ith the Tenets of 
Calvin, in a Sermon before the University of Oxford. 8vo. Ox/ord, 1816. Se- 
cond Edition, 8vo. 

9. The Consequences of a Simplification of Public Creeds considered, in a 
Visitation Sermon. Svo. Oxford, 1816. 

10. The Doctrine of the Church of England upon the Efficacy of Baptism 
vindicated from Misrepresentation. Svo. Oxford, 1816. Second Edition, Svo. 
1818. Third edition, revised, with an Appendix, Svo. Oxford, 1888. 

11. The same. Part ii. Svo. Oxford, ISIS. Second edition, Svo. 1827. 

12. Authentic Documents relative to the Predcstinarian Controversy during 
the Reign of Queen Mary ; published from a Manuscript in the Bodleian Library, 
with an Introduction. Svo. Oxford, 1819. 

18. Ascenaio Isais VaUs (in .Athiopic, Latin, and Englbb). Sva Oxonin. 
1810. 



ARCHBISHOPS. 27 

even up to the very last moments of his lile. That which 
first brought him into public notice, was his " Hampton 
I-Kjctures" (proving that the Articles of tlio Church of 
England are not Calvinistical) ; which were preached at 
Oxford in the year 1804. 

He held Church preferment in Kent for seyenJ years, 
which had been conferred on him by the Archbishop of 
Canterbury, and by the Lord Chancellor, in acknow- 
ledgment of his theological attainments, and of the ser- 
vices which he had rendered to the Church; but he 
chiefly resided in Oxford, where he had duties to per- 



14. Primi EMxm LIbri Yti^ MtUofkat, LHhtk, AhHc»'|M hiHHi Bn. 
Oxomtm^ mo, 

U. B«nrks on Ihscrilkal Priadphi, lie. adoptad bj wften who lum f- 
eoniiMBdad • mw Tianaklka «f Hm Blbk. 8to. Osfard, ISSO. 

!«. A Replj to "8iMM Sdklanir «r Pn*«ar Lat, of CMaMdga, «b tbt 
praoedlng TVmL Svo. O^^wvC, 18tl. 

17. The Book «l Baoeh tho PtophM, aow Int frwuhliil late fflnMili. A«b 
wJbbbfieManMalpdatfHBodliinLlhniy. 8v«. 0^^hr< 18tl. SMond 
EiUtioa, eometed aad Mkrytd. Sro. Osfk^ IMS. Third Sditka, fwiaad, 
ao. Svo. Omford^ 1SS8. 

18. AOMrgodriiwwdttfwPiliMj ▼hUtfaaoCUwChnyoflhofWiiiiii 
orCuhdndBiidjr.liiaSl. Tv» MMaM. 8m IMIK 1888. 

18. A QMTt» ddlTwud rttho Priamj tri— III Vhllatt— of tho Piwrtoctor 
MiUMUr, In 1888. 8va DiMfa, 1888. 

80. BflautuapoaeMdaOl^ocyaM^priMtthoTIUwOoaipoiltkaBaiiMv 
|MDdii^( in PariionMoL (AaoojaoM^ aol poUhbod.) Sm /iwrfi, 1888. 

81. A OurgoddivtrtdatdMUfanaUl YMutfoBorthoPravliieaorifaMtar 
io 1888. 8ro. DmkSm, 1888. 

88. A SormoB pfMdMd brfbretho Lord UMtaont (MaiqnMi Wolladty) ■• 
tho CmOo awpd, Dnblio, oo CbrialaMt D^r, 18S5. 8m ZMfts 1888. 

88. Tba Book of Job, to Um Woido of the ■wthariwd Yonloa, anaaged and 
prinuM in giHwral Coo fc n nll jr with tho MaaonUeal Tot (Anoajraaooa.) Sro. 
DMim^ 1838. 

84. Remarks upoo the Lam affiwtlng twclwiaitira! PltnaOdaa, partkolariy la 
Iraland. (Anoajmous, not publiahod.) 8Ta DmbUm^ 1888. 

86. A Chaffe dollTorod at tho trieoaial YUtatton oT tho Prorlnee tt Mm- 
•t«r. In Ibe year 1829. 8vo. DoMia, 1880. 

36. Beoiarke npon the medical EftcU oT the Oilofidea of Umm and Soda. 
(Anon.mMNia,notpubliehed.) 8ro. DMim, 1888. 



28 CASHEL AND EMLY. 

form, as Deputy Professor of Civil Law, and afterwards 
as Professor of Hebrew ; and where he could avail him- 
self of the sociery of learned men, and the rich stores of 
ancient learning preserved in the Bodleian and other 
Libraries. 

Most unwillingly, after repeated solicitation of the 
Prime Minister, the Earl of Liverpool, he consented to 
leave his Academical pursuits, and undertake the cares 
and duties of the Archiepiscopal office, being then in the 
sixty-third year of his age. 

His patent for this See bears date July 11: he was 
consecrated (in company with Dr. Bissett, Bishop of 
Raphoe) at the Chapel of Dublin Castle, on July 21, by 
the Archbishop of Armagh, assisted by the Bishops of 
Kildare and Down ; and was enthroned at Cashel, on 
July 24. 

After his elevation, he constantly resided at Cashel ; 
until the Church Temporalities Act (3 & 4 Will. IV. 
c. 37), annexed the dioceses of Waterford and Lismore 
to those of Cashel and Emly, permitting the Prelate then 
in possession to select the future place of residence for 
himself and his successors. 

27. On the ExiBtence of the Soul after Death ; a Dissertation, oppoeed to the 
Principles of Priestley, Law, and their Followers. By R. C. 8va London, 1834. 

28. Extracts from a Formulary for ihe Visitation of the Saxon Churches, 
A. D. 1528. 8vo. Oxford, 1838. [This is inserted into the last edition of the 
Bampton Lectures; a few copies were struck off separately.] 

29. The Book of Elnoch, in ^Ethiopic, printed from a Manuscript in the Bod- 
leian Library. 8vo. Oxon. 1838. 

80. The Visitation of the Saxon Reformed Church in the Tears 1627 and 
1528, with an Introduction, and some Remarks on Mr. Newman's " Lectures oo 
Justification." 8vo. Dublin, IS80. [The Archbishop hod finished and prepared 
this for the press, but died before it was printed.] 

Archbishop Laurence also edited a work by his brother, Dr. French Laorenoe, 
entitled " Critical Remarks on detached Passages of the New Testament, parti- 
cnlarly the Revelation of St. John." 8vo. Oxford, 1810 ; and " The Epistolary 
Correqwodeoce of Edmund Hurkf and Dr. Fn-nch Ijiurencc." 8vo. Lond. 1827. 



ARCHBISHOPS. 29 

Archbishop Laurence, at this time an aged man, was 
personally disinclined to remove himself to a new spot, 
and form afresh acquaintance: but, judging that Water- 
ford was a more important post for a Bishop of our 
Church, than the smaller city of Cashel, however closely 
this latter was connected with ancient eocleaiaslical re- 
collections ; he disregarded all private feelings on the 
question, decided that Waterford should be the future 
residence of the Bishops, and forthwith took up his abode 
there. 

After having, in the last year of his life, published the 
** Book of Enoch" in the ^thiopic language^ from a ma- 
nuscript brought to Europe from Abys8iiua,by Bruce the 
traveller, and having likewise superintended new editions 
of some of his former publications, he died at Dublin, on 
December 28, 1 838, aged nearly 79 ; and was buried in 
tlie vaults of Christ Church Cathedral, in the choir of 
which a marble tablet is placed to his memory. 

The clergy of Cashel, desiring to mark their sense of 

his worth, erected a handsome monument of marble in 

their Cathedral, bearing the following inscription : 

Sacwd to U» M—nty 

or th* Mot BarwMd SnuBO LAimaaoB, LL. D. 

Lwd ArcfabUMp or CmM, BUvp of BMrt Watwtad, and Umon^ 

And Priaato flflUBtUr, 

Vonaarljr Basiai ProfaMT of Hrfvnr in tlw UalTMflgr «r Osfad, 

Who doputcd tlib lUb OB Um tSth DoenUr, 1888, 

In Um 79Ui j«w of bis ^(B. 

Tbo Vouniag of tbte MiaoBt Pnblo «M eJttMMhro aad prafcuod i 

▲floeould not daap hb Utmnj aidoor; 

And Us BOBMnms mriks boar erUMooof Ulants 

UnniMla^ dvrolad to tto awvko oTlbal Chutli 

WUeh, from eomrietfaaontsaualkDe^ bo Ugbljr priaod. 

Tliia MoQUBMat waa oraetod 

Bj the deigj ot tha onltad diocMo of Gaahol and EmJy, 

Orer whom ha pnaidad dmiaK n avaollU pariod of 17 ymn, 

In tMdmoay ul thair gnlaAil raoolbedoo, 

Both of hia abilitiaa and hia kiodacaa. 



80 CASHEL AND EMLY. 

And in that of Waterford a small slab records the sim- 
ple fact, that it was owing to Archbishop Laurence that 
Waterford escaped being deprived of a residentBishop(a). 
At his death the Metropolitan rank and rights of the 
see of Cashel were extinguished, and it became suffragan 
to the Archbishopric of Dublin(i). 

(a) PROSIT . MEMINISSE 
MAZmB . RETEBENDI . VH . CIIRISTO . PATBIS 

RICARDI . LAURENCE . LL. D. 

ABCHIEPISCOPI . CA88ILIBNSIS . EPISOOPt 

WATERFOKO : BT . LISMOBENSI8 

QUEM . VIRUM. UNA. VOX . OMNIUM . SALUTAVIT 

SmPLICEM . MtTEM . PROBUM . DOCTUM . PIUM 

UT . LATA . LEX . EST . EIIEU ! QVM . ECCLESIAS 

WATERF: ET. LISMOR: PROPRIO . PKSSULE . VIDUARKT 

PER . RIQARDUM . STETIT • QUOMINU3 . ISTA . CIV1TA8 

PRSSiniO . EPISCOPI . ASSIDUE . COMMOBANTI8 

ES3ET . ALIQUANDO . CARITURA. 

(6) As the Metropolitan jurisdiction has been withdrawn from the see of Cashel, 
it may be desirable to preserve the following curious " Order of Uie Archbishop 
of Cashel's Visitation of the Province of Munster," which is recorded in an ancient 
book in the Registry of Cashel, marked A A. much injured by damp, and falling 
to decay : 

" Visitatio Archiepiscopi Cassell. currit in sua dioecesi, a crastino S. Patridi 
usque ad festum Omnium Sanctorum inclusive, singulis annia. 

'* Yisitatio Archidiaconi Cassell. currit a crastino Animanun, annuatim, usque 
ad crasdnum Purificationis B. Marias Yirginis. 

" Jurisdictio Decani Cassell. currit annuatim a crastino S. Joannis BapUsta 
usque ad crastinum S. Patricii. 

" I. Yisitatio provincialis Archiepiscopi currit quolibet tertio anno, viz. in 
dMSoesi Waterfordiensi a crastino S. Lucse Evang. inclusive, in Ecclesia S. Trinitatis. 

" II. In diceced Laonena, crastino Animarum, in Ecclesia S. Flanaui. 

*' IIL In dioec Imolacensi, crastino S. Nicholai Ep*. in Ecdesiu S. Albi alias 
ElibeL 

" lY. In dioBO; Fenaborensi, crastino Circamdsionis Domin. in Eccleaii S. 
FechnanL 

" Y. In dioBcesi Lismorensi, crastino Purificationis B. H. Y. in Eodesii S. 
Carthagii alias Mocodii. 

" YI. In dioccesi Clonensi, crastino S. Davidis, in Ecclesia S. Colmani. 

" YII. In diooc. Corcagiciui, crastino Uiri Ambrosii, in Eoclesii S. Flnbori. 



BISHOPS. 81 

BISHOPS. 

1839. Stephen Crbaoh Sakdbs, D. D. Bishop of Killaloc, 
a native of Kerry, and formerly a Fellow of Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin, was translated to the united sees of Cashel, 
Emiy, Waterford, and Lismore, by patent dated ; 

and was enthroned on February 23. He held them for a 
very short time, dying in Dublin on November 14, 1842. 
He was buried in the Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin ; 
where the following inscripUon is placed to his memory : 

U.B. 
Bnnun CamktnnSAMom, S. T. P. 

Qd bi^iH Colk<H SdMtbifaat SodI I 

•I 




BoabdDtelw vfadl, 

Qoam qoIlMt eoidl «t hae UBlrMrita^ e^Jw c —w m to 



Gwmt. D«i vfadl, 1mm Mftas ndfaa •( tattahM 
• aonri MMvU ( ■art— kod 



Tbdt UHUi URT. dhi zxzn. uriiwH a rha Id. Wm— br. 

in VDOOQSUL 



▼Mua «C HlMri Titala 

1843. UoBSRT Daly, M. A. aft«rw»rdfl D. D. (brother of the 
first Lord Dunaandle), a Prebendary of St. Patrick's, 

•'Yin. Indkn.BaMni,emtiM>aBnndMi,iaEeokd4&FasluMai,4t& 
MaU. 

"IX. IndkMMl LinarlMiMi, cnHiiM 8. Buiube Apoaloll. la BscMa B. 
Maria Mrginiau 

**Z. UdiiaeMiAidiKt«Hi«tA«liiidMri,erHtfaoPMri«iVlaa]a,InEocl«- 
•U 8. BrandanL 

•• Biduo Dtormm UalUt Ar cWif it t apo pradletw apqd qwHWboC wlftaflanwim 
lime nguk Mrrabatur priMfa Hiporibm, «t noovata Mat fii eoiaa YUlaliaais 
prorliieiaib aaao Dom. 1608." 



32 CASHEL. 

Dublin, and likewise of Cork, was elected Dean of St. 
Patrick's in December, 1840. This election was disputed, 
but was finally decided in his favour by the Court of 
Delegates. After holding that dignity (undisputed) not 
more than a few days, he was raised to the Episcopal 
Bench, by patent dated January 12 ; and was consecrated 
in St. Patrick's Cathedral, on the 29th of that month, by 
Richard, Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by the Bishops 
of Cork, &c. and of Ossory and Ferns. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

There is no certain evidence to shew the period at which 
the Chapter of Cashel was originally formed. In the 
year 1224, Pope Honorius III. confirmed the number of 
twelve Canons and a Dean in that cathedral. Some few 
years afterwards, we find a person styling himself Prae- 
positus, i. e. Provost. For centuries past the Chapter 
has consisted of five dignitaries and six prebendaries, the 
Archbishop being one, holding the prebend of Glan- 
keen as parcel of his see. The prebend of Crohane has 
been united to the archdeaconry for more than 200 years. 
It has been thought, that the Chapter of Cashel had a 
charter permitting them to elect their Dean. At the 
close of the reign of Queen Mary, and the beginning of 
that of Queen Elizabeth, several Deans appear to have 
come in by election. [Austin Cooper's MS. additions to 
Ware.] 

CHAPTER SEAL. 

A deed, of about the year 1230, made by Marian O'Brien, 
Archbishop, and Thomas, Dean of Cashel, has a seal ap- 
pended, which bears the figure of a church, with the 



DEANS. 38 

legend siGiLLUM capituu cassellensis. See a notice of 
this, among Sir J. Ware's Collections in the British Mu- 
seum, MSS. Lansdowne, Plut. lxxvi. b. 418. [Graves.] 
A seal of the Dean and Chapter, of the date 1315, b 
engraved in Harris's edition of Ware's Bishops ; and like- 
wise a second, differing from the former, bearing the date 
1731*(a). But from the initials £. D. occurring on this 
latter, I conjecture that it was engraved during the time 
when Essex Digby was Dean, vis. at the Restoration of 
King Charles II. about which period I have obeerved 
that several Deans and Chapters caused new seals to be 
made ; their former ones having been destroyed or lost 
during the troubles of the Rebellion, and the disorders 
which followed under Oliver Cromwell. 

DKAH*8 JUEISOICTION. 

It appears, from the ancient document recited above, at p. 
30, that the Dean's jurisdiction, whatever may have been 
its nature and limits, extended in point of time to about 
nine months in the year, " a crastino S. Joannis Baptistn 
usque ad crastinum S. Patricii." 

In 1660 the Dean appointed his own special R^istrar 
of his Court. [Chap. Book.] 

DIAV8. 

Between A. D. 1224 and 1238, Thomas appears as Dean, in 
a grant by Marian O'Brien, who was Archbishop during 
that period. [King's Collections, and Ware's MSS.] 

Before 1238, David Mac Kbxxt, a Dominican monk, 



(a) It b obaambK that oa mmy of tha nda aogimnd in Harrit't wUtioa of 
Ware, thU mom date of 1739 b giTcn. It i* moat probable^ that thia ia not tba 
real data of thaaeala Ihanaalraa; bat rather it infintatw that thaaaaaalawawliUn 
IN Mc in the rapaetiva JloMan^ naaaly, at tha tioM of tha pobBeatiaa of that 

MDNSTKR.] F 



34 CASIIEL. 

Dean; he was made Bishop of 0\oyne, which see he 
resigned in 1238, for the archbishopric of Cashel. He 
founded the Dominican Friary of Cashel ; died on March 
2, 125f , and was buried in his cathedral. [Ware.] 

Before 1253, David Mac Carwell was Dean; and, like his 
predecessor, was advanced (in 1253) to the archbishopric. 
He founded the Cistercian community of Hore Abbey ; 
and died in 1269. [Ware.] 

1254. Thaddeds O'Brien appears. [Cod. Clarend. 46.] 

1260. Keran, or Kyran, was Dean. Having been harshly 
treated by Archbishop Mac Carwell, who, he alleges, had 
spoiled his deanery and imprisoned him, he appealed to 
the Pope ; and by him was recommended to the protec- 
tion of the King of England. [Ware.] 

1267. Roland was Dean. The Annals of Multifernan re- 
cord, at this year, " Rolandus Decanus Cassellensis ca- 
pitur a Regalibus" (i. e. the King's party.) 

1269-1272. David, Dean of Cashel, is a witness to a grant 
made by Archbishop Mac Carwell to the Cistercian 
monks of Hore Abbey. [Ware.] He continued Dean 
in 1276. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1282 and 1289. Antonius appears as Dean. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1302-1306. Philip Broder is Dean. [MS. T.C.D. f. i. 
18. and Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1346. Richard Fitzjohn. [Ibid.] 

1402-1412. Richard Barry. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1429-1437. David O'Dwyer. [Dioc. Reg. and King's 
Collect.] 

1452. Cornelius. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1467-1485. John Hedian, or O'Hedian, is Dean. [Arch- 
dall's Monast. and Cod. Clar. 46.] 

15 — . Peter Butler was Dean. He died in 1558. [Coo- 
per's MS. additions to Ware.] 

1558, or 1559. William Stapleton was eleded by the 



Chapter^ on May 1, upon the death of Peter Butler. 
[Cooper's MS. additions to VV^are.] 
15 — . John M'"Codv succeeded. He died in 158|. [Id,] 
158}. RoBEBT CoMAN wftf tUdMl by the Chapter^ on Feb. 5, 
and wa« confirmed by the Archbiflhopon the day follow- 
ing. [Ibid.] He died in 1605. 

1605. Dbsmot O'Mbaba was datied DeoamberSl, and con- 
firmed by the Archbishop on the next day. He had 
been a convert from tlic Church of Homo, and afterwards 
returned to it. Dr. John Tudd, who had been presented 
by the Crown, disputed O'Meara's right; but being soon 
afterwards promoted to the bishopric of Down, he left 
the dispute undecided. On Oltfeaim's departure, the 
Chapter elected Andrew Donellan (whom sec under the 
diocese of Emly) on January 6, I6O9, and the Crown 
presented Lewis Jones, who eventually retained poiscs 
sion ; though tlie right of patronage remained in dispute 
for many years, and the Royal Visitors in 1615 report it 
ta ** iiti^MOUs between Ij. Jones and Donellan." [Ibid.] 

1606. JouM Todd, D. 1). Treasurer of Lismore, {brmcrly a 
Iloroan Catholic, and a Jesuit, was preaented on May 20. 
[Lib. Mun. Hib.] In the next year he was raised to the 
bishopric of Down. 

1607. Lewis Jovbs, a native of Monmoothsliire, or Walea, 
educated at Oxford, was preaented on June 16. The 
Regal Visitors in 1615 state, that he had im tly 
leased the revenues of his deanery to a son of .1 ..... .. itup 

Miler Magrath. In 1629 he was made a Prebendary of 
Emly. Archbishop Ussher very warmly recommended 
him to Bishop Laud, in 1629, as a fit person to succeed 
to the archbishopric of Cashcl, then vacant: reporting, 
that he waa sixty-nine years old, and had been Dean 
twenty-two years; during which time he had rendered 
good service to the archbishopric, had restored the catlie- 



36 CASHEL. 

dral church, and had established a choir there, which 
before his time had been quite extinguished. [Bodleian 
Library.] This recommendation did not prevail at that 
time; but soon afterwards, viz. in 1633, Dean Jones was 
raised to the bishopric of Killaloe. He reached the age 
of eighty-six years ; and two of his sons became bishops. 

1633(a). William Chappell, B. D. an Englishman, a Fel- 
low of Christ's College, Cambridge, succeeded, by patent 
dated August 9, and was installed on August '20. In 
1634 he was elected Provost of Trinity College, Dublin ; 
and in 1638 he was advanced to the bishopric of Cork. 
For his character and writings, see Ware's Bishops, p. 566. 

163f . Richard Howlett was installed Dean on March 9. 
[FF.] In the Rebellion of 1641 his house and goods at 
Cashel were plundered by the rebels, on Jan. 1, 1641-2. 
[MS. T. C. D. F. 2. 14.] 

166f Essex Digby, D. D. (son of Sir Robert Digby of 
Coleshill, in Warwickshire, afterwards Baron Digby of 
Geashill, and of Lady Lettice Fitzgerald, Baroness of 
Ophaly), was educated in the University of Dublin. The 
Crown had presented him to the prebend of Geashill, 
in the cathedral of Kildare, before he had taken orders, 
and while he was a student at Dublin University ! [Lib. 
Mun.] He was presented to this deanery on February 6, 
and was installed on February 27. [FF] In 167^ he 
was raised to the bishopric of Dromore. 

1671. CiESAR Williamson, D. D. an Englishman, educated 
at Westminster School, and at Cambridge, came to Ire- 
land about the year 1646. In 1654 we find him a Fel- 

(a) In a copy of a Regal Visitation Book (of 1607 ?) in Bermingham Tower, 
Dublin Castle, and another in the Prerogative Office, the following enUy ocean : 
" Decanus, Andreas O'DoncUan per electioncm Capituli et confirmatioDem Archie- 
frifloopi." This relates to Kmly dioceae, not to Cashel. Donellan was rector of 
Pallia Grcan, in Emly ; and is mentioned in a Begat V'isiUtion of that dioceae aa 
usurping the prebend of Doone, which, at that time, was the Archbishop's menaal. 



DEANS. 87 

low of Trinity College, Dublin, and Public Orator of the 
University. In 1661 he became a Prebendary of St. 
Patrick's ; and in 1664 Treasurer of Christ Church, Dub- 
lii^ His patent for this deanery is dated April 1 ; and 
he was installed on August 29. He died in May, 1676. 
He published a piece, entitled ** Paraenesis in Henricum 
Cromwellum, Deputatum Hibemic." 12mo. Dublinii, 
1658. 

1676. JoHir Glandib, or Glrmdie, B. D. a Prebendary of 
Christ Church, Dublin ; instituted July 4. He died on 
January 22, 169}; and was buried in his church of St. 
Michael's, Dublin. 

In his will, dated September 17, 1690, he says: ** I 
do give and bequeath to the poor of St. Michael's, Dub- 
lin, and St. John's, Cashel, the hundred pounds sterling, 
due to me by bond from Jeremy Jones, of Ardneglaaa, 
and John Connor; with all the annual rents; to be divi- 
ded between the poor of the said pariahes. [Vestry Book 
of St. Michael's, Dublin.] 

169}. Hbnby Prick, M. A. (D. D. in 1696) Treanircr, and 
a Prebendary, of Kildare. His patent is dated Feb. 15 ; 
he was instituted and installed(a) March 17. He died 
in 17()6. 

1706. William Mcllart, or Maillart, B. D. a Fellow of 
Trinity College, Dublin; patent dated September 30; 
instituted and installed on April 4, 1707. He died on 
May IH, 1713; and was buried in St. John's churchyard. 

1714. John Wbthsrbt, 1). 1). Deanof Eroly ; patentdated 
April 29 ; instituted April 30 ; installed May 7. In 1 723 
he became Archdeacon of Emly. He died in Dublin, 
on July 24, 1736, and was buried at St. Nicholas' within 
the Walls. 

(a) In the year 169« Um Ouptar famti m nMlutkm that all Aitiira Dmm or 
ll«nben of Chapter ahonld hava thair inalanaffciiia nglMarad b tha Chaplar 
Book. 



38 CASHEL. 

1736. William Gore, M. A. a native of the County of Tip- 
perary (son of Dr. William Gore, Dean of Down), was 
ordained Deacon, at Killala, in September, 1732; and 
Priest, at the same place, in June, 1734: patent dated 
October 14 ; instituted and installed November 2. In 
1758 he was promoted to the bishopric of Clonfert; and 
subsequently to Elphin, and to Limerick. 

1758. Thomas Paul, M. A. Patent dated April 30; in- 
stalled June 5. He resigned in 1769. 

1769. John Jebb, D. D. (great uncle of Dr. John Jebb, Bi- 
shop of Limerick), was an Englishman, educated at Peter- 
House, Cambridge ; he came to Ireland as Chaplain to 
the Duke of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant ; and was 
made Treasurer of Christ Church, Dublin, in 1740. His 
patent for this deanery is dated June 22. He died in 1787. 

1787. Joseph Palmer, M. A. Chancellor of Ferns, was pre- 
sented May 26 ; instituted June 22 ; installed same day. 
In 1801 he obtained the Praecentorship of Waterford. 
He died at Bath, after a long continuance of ill-health, 
on May 1, 1829. 

1829. Samuel Adams, M. A. a Prebendary of Elphin ; pre- 
sented August 10 ; instituted and installed August 29. 
He is the present Dean. 

He has published, 1. A Sermon on the Death of the 
Rev. A. Edwards, Curate of Cashel. 8vo. Cork, 1836. 
2. A comparative View of the Anglican and Roman 
Churches. 12mo. Dublin, 1836. 



PRECENTORS 39 



PREXENTORS. 

Between 122(>-1238, a person signs himself ** D. Pnepositus' 
(quaere if Pnecentor ?) to a deed executed by Marian, 
Archbishop of Cashel, and Thomas the Dean : it is also 
witnessed by the Chancellor and the Archdeacon. 
[Ware's MSS.] 

1437. JonK Barry appears. [Dioc. Reg.] 

14 — . John O'Uedian was Pnecentor, and also a Canon of 
Kilkenny ; he was succeeded in botli these preferments 
by William Bourke in 1495. [RolU' Office.] 

1495. William Boubkb was presented by the Crown, on 
September 28. At the same time the King gave him a 
prebend in the Cathedral of Kilkenny. [Rot. Pat. 11^ 
Hen. VII] 

16—? Stephkh Dowdall appears. [MS. T. C. D. b. 3. 
14.] (Perhaps the person who was a Vicar Choral). 
He was ordained Deacon and Pnest, on January 16, 
160|(a). In a Regal Visitation Book he is described as 
being " altogether unlearned, not understanding any 
Latin, and only able to read English." It appears that 
the Visitors deprived him. 

IGO^. JoBM Darling, M. A. presented by the Crown on 
February 28. [Rot Pat. 5 Jac. I.] On June 22, 1608, 

(a) ThU otttom of ui a iiilu f both DoMoa'a ud PrieM't ordara at Um Mas 
Uai«, or withto • vwy fcw days of aMJi oUmt, pnTalbd nOta dm i f la Iniaad ki 
the laiun- put of the iJKtwth and tho begiaaiag of the eemntneath oeotiify. 
Howerer, it wae not geaeralljr ippfOTnL Aboot th« jmr 1691 th« Rtn-al Com- 
mlarfnnwi of Qneen EUxabelh deprircd one incumboit, ^ propter iriAUtatem br- 
nelldon i m iocmnpatibninni,*' and another, ** propter ordiaea p*r amUmm neaptoe.'* 
[119. T. C. D. a. 3. 14.") 



40 CASHEL. 

he was appointed Dean of Emly; tlie deanery being 
united to this preferment, on account of the smallness of 
their incomes. [Rot. Pat.] 

16 — . Cbayford was Prajcentor. [See next entry.] 

1627. William Berkeley, or Barclay, M. A. (ordained 
Deacon, October 10, 1624; Priest, July 3, 1625), was 
collated May 26, " on the resignation of Cray ford." [Reg. 
Vis.] N. B. This book of Regal Visitation calls him 
" Gavin," not " William." Installed June 23. 

1629. Gavin Barclay, or Berkeley, presented by the 
Crown, sede vacante; admitted July 18 ; installed August 
8. [FF.] In the Rebellion of 1641 he was robbed of 
property worth £976, besides his Church living, worth 
£260. [MS.T. C. D. f. 2. 14.] He held this dignity 
till 1660-1 ; in which year he (or another person of both 
his names) was made Archdeacon of Killaloe. 

1661. Richard Burgh, B. D. admitted April 8. I am of 
opinion that he was also Praicentor of Emly at this time. 

166|. Charles Prince, M. A. an Englishman, appears. 
[Quaere, whether he was Vicar of Polroan, in the dio- 
cese of Ossory, in 1639?] In 1641 he was Vicar of 
Tubrid, in the diocese of Lismore ; and in the Rebellion 
of that year, having fled for safety to the castle of Bally- 
roche, or Rochestown, with several others, was besieged 
and taken prisoner by the rebels under the Lord of 
Cahir, having lost all his papers, his letters of orders, 
and property amounting to £413. [MS. T. C. D. f. 
2. 14.] In 1666 he was made Chancellor of Waterford; 
and in 1669 a Prebendary of Lismore. He died in 1686. 

1686. John Doherty, M. A. presented by the Crown, sede 
vacante; patent dated June 22 ; instituted and installed, 
August 27. He was also Prebendary of Doon, in the 
church of Emly. In 1703 he was the Chapter's Proctor 
to the Convocation. He died on November 3, 1714. By 



PRiECENTORS. 41 

his will, he left £100 to trustees; the interest to be ap- 
plied towards the instruction of the poor children of the 
parishes of Uoone, Templeneiry, Donohill, and Balli- 
nure. [Account of the Charity Schools of Ireland. 4to. 
1719.] 

1715. Walter Thomas, M. A. u Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin; collated July 6 ; installed same day. In 1715 
he was the Chapters Proctor to Convocation. In Dec. 
1719, he was made Rector of Thurles, which preferment 
he held till the year 1744. In 1720 he resigned this pra?- 
centorship, and in 1722 became Treamtrer. 

1720. Henry Merrifielo, M.A. a Prebendary of Emly, 
succor 1' I He died in October, 1727; and was buried 
at CuMK-i 

1727. Danikl IIbarne, M.A. a Prebendary of Kmly; col- 

lated . In N " r, 1727, he was elected the 

(>haptor*8 Proctor I I --..cation. [Chap. Rook.] Ho 
resigned the prccentorship shortly afterwardu, and was 
made Archdeacon. 

172f. Richard Baikbrigqr, M.A. Chancilior; collntcd 
March 7. He died in 1733. 

1733. James Hordes, Clk., Prebendary of Killanlrifle; col- 
lated Dec. 14; installed Dec. 21 lie died in 1740. 

174G. David Price, Clk., collated (Jctob<r 1! I.K.Mlln,] 
October 12. He vacated in 1756. 

1750. Shapland Swi»y, or Swkkhy, Clk. Chancellor; col- 
lated August 30. lie was atimitted to a seat in Chap- 
tor, on June 8, 1757. He resignotl nn Man.h '\, 17M9, 
and became Prebendary of Fen nor. 

1789. Richard Fitzckkald, M. A. colIai<«i March 31; in- 
stalled same day. He died in 1798. 

1798. Honorable Robert Posso.vby Tottkxham, M.A. 
(second son of the first Marquess of Ely), was educated 
at Christ Chtirch, Oxford (M. A. 1 797 ; D. D. 1805), and 

MUNSTKH.] G 



42 CASHEL. 

was ordained Deacon, at Tuam, on October 27, 1797; 
and Priest, at the same place, on March 11, 1798. He 
was collated May 8: installed May 16. In 1804 he was 
promoted to the bishopric of Killaloe ; and subsequently 
to Ferns, and to Clogher. 

1805. Richard Bagwell, M. A. Dean of Clogher; presented 
by the Crown on February 18 ; installed March 6. He 
died on December 25, 1825. 

1826. Richard French Laurence, M. A. an Englishman, 
was educated at Merchant Tailors' School, and became a 
Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford ; collated February 
15 ; installed February 18. He resigned on August 26 
in the same year, and became Treasurer. 

1826. Benjamin Holford Banner, M. A. an Englishman, 
was educated at Merchant Tailors' School, and after- 
wards was a Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford ; he 
was collated August 26 ; installed same day. He is the 
present Praecentor. 



CHANCELLORS. 

1230 (circa). Radulphus de Bellofago signs (as Chancellor 
of Cashel) a deed of Marian the Archbishop. [Ware's 
MSS. in MSS. Lansdowne, lxxvi. e. 418.] 
1437. William Cantwell appears. [Dioc. Reg.] 
1550. Thomas Cantwell appears. [Cod. Clar. 36.] 
1561-2. Edmund Uiffernan was Chancellor, on Feb. 18, 
of this year ; when the Earl of Desmond recommended 
him to the Lord Deputy, as a fit person to be made Arch- 
bishop of Cashel. 
1563. John Archdeacon was presented by the Crown, on 
June 21. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 



CHANCELLORS. 43 

16 — . John Uasshka (Haas/, O^Uaashea, or O'Shca?) 
[Regul Vis.] He was deprived in 1608. 

160b. Thomas Wilson, presented by the Crown on May 
18. [Rot. Pat.] In 1610 he was made Dean of Lismore. 

1615. Richard Parr, a Vicar Choral of Lismore. [Reg. 
Vis.] He must have been a mere tool of the Archbishop ; 
for the Royal Commissioners remark, that " all of the 
income, except five pounds, ia received by the Archbi- 
shop's eon, Redmond Magrath." Magrath die<l in 1623. 

16 — . Thomas Botd, or Llotdk, appears to have been 
Chancellor. Michael Boyle's patent, dated 1G23, recites, 
that the dignity was then '* vacant by the oesiion or re- 
signation of Thomas Boyde, or Lloyde ;" and had lapaed 
to the King, the see of (^a^hcl being vacant. [Reg. Vis. 
of 1633] 

1623. Michael Bovlr, D. D. a native of London (brother 
of Richard, Archbishop of Tuam, and uncle of Michael, 
Archbishop of Dublin), was educated at Merchant Tailors* 
School, and at St. Johns College, Oxford. Coming to 
Ireland, he was made of Dean of Lismore (through the 
powerful interest of bis cousin, Richard, first Karl of 
Cork), in 1614 ; and Bishop of Waterford in 1619. King 
James granted him this Chancellorship in cMMfMiuCam, 
by patent dated May 17, the see being then vacant; he 
was admitted by mandate from the Primate, on Dec. 10, 
and was installed on January 29 following. He died at 
Waterford, on December 27, 1635 ; and was buried in his 
cathedral. [Ware.] 

1636. Samdbl Pullkix, D. D. was a native of Yorkshire, 
and was educated at Cambridge. In 1634 he obtained 
a prebend in the Cathedral of Kilkenny ; and was ap- 
pointed, by the Crown, to this dignity, on April 7. [Lib, 
Mun.] He was likewise Rector of KnockgrafTon, in this 
diocese. In 1638 he was niudc Dean of Clonlert. In 



44 CASHEL. 

the rebellion of 1641 he was plundered of all his goods 
and church income, to the amount of £4652 : and his 
" pair of wind instruments" (i. e. organ) was broken by 
the rebels [MS. T. C. D. f. 2. 14] ; but the lives of him- 
self and his family were saved, through the influence of 
James Sail, a Jesuit of Cashel, in whose house he re- 
mained a close prisoner for some days. After this ill 
usage he returned to England. Upon King Charles' 
Restoration, he was recommended to the King's notice 
by the Duke of Ormonde ; and in 166^ was advanced to 
the archbishopric of Tuam. [Ware.] 

166fi. Hugh Gore, D. D. an Englishman, was educated at 
the school of Lismore; then went to Oxford, and after- 
wards to Trinity College, Dublin. He was presented 
by the Crown, on February 8 ; and was installed on Fe- 
bruary 27. His patent was confirmed by the Chapter, 
on March 19. [Chap. Book.] He was Vicar-General of 
the diocese ; and was the Chapter's proxy to the Convo- 
cation in 1661. In 1662 he was Treasurer of Lismore ; 
in 1663PraBcentor of Waterford ; in 1664 was made Dean 
of Lismore; and in 166^ was raised to the bishopric of 
Waterford; under which diocese see an account of his 
munificent charities, and likewise of the ill-treatment 
which he experienced. He died in Wales, in 1690 or 
1691, aged eighty years. [Ware.] 

166|. John Jones, M. A. a Fellow of Trinity College, Dub- 
lin ; presented by the Crown, on March 5. [Lib. Mun. 
Hib.] He died in April, 1678. 

1678. Andrew Sall, D. D. Prebendary of Swords in St. 
Patrick's Cathedral, Jhihfin, was admitted on June 14. 
Two years afterwards he obtained other preferments in 
the diocese, viz. the rectory of Kilfithraone and of Tcm- 
plemore. He also was Rector of Ardmulchan, and Vicar 
of Moyaghir, in the dioccso of Meath. 



CHANCELLORS. 45 

Dr. Sail was a native of Cashel, where his family, a 
Roman Catholic one, had long been of considerable 
note(a). The names and armorial bearings of some of 
its members are still to be seen, in the churchyard of St. 
John's, and at the old cathedral on the Rock. He was 
educated on the Contiiient ; and, having entered into the 
society of the Jesuits, was appointed Professor of Moral 
Theology at Salamanca, kher some years he was sent 
back from Spain into Ireland, as a person well able to 
protect the interests of Rome in this country. Dut having, 
from deep thought and study of the Scriptures, become 
convinced of the errors of the Church of Rome, he quitted 
her communion in the year 1G74, and placed himself 
under the protection of Archbishop Price, of Cashel, 
who had been instrumental in satisfying his religious 
doubts ; and who, perceiving his sincerity and steadfast- 
ness, continued to befriend him, and even received him 
into his own house. While residing with the Archbishop 
in Dublin, he was employed in getting transcribed and 
prepared for the press Bishop Bedell's Irish translation 
of the Old TesUment. 

Sail's conversion raised up a host of enemies against 
him ; and several violent pamphlets were published, at- 
tacking the reasons which he had publicly given for his 
change of sentiment, and urging him, by every motive, 
to return to the Church of Rome. But he remained firm, 
equally against threats and promises; and, dying on April 
6, 1G82, aged about««'^v.>iitv vears, was buried in St. Pa- 
trick's, Dublin. 

(•) litulfny Sail, of Caahd, gvnC, otilainwl a grant vt Um cuUe and iaada of 
IlAllinaoourty and Ckmbts in Aharlow, bjr paum ftOM Kiof JaoMa L in IS07. 
[ItoL Pau] In 1641 Jantn Salt of Caahd mat a lawyer ; and at Uw mom time, 
XlcboU« Sail, Groffrey, Fraocu, ami Nkbolaa, were »'«*««Mlnrtf of that dtjr, aad 
I-Ulwant Sail waa iu majror. [U&. T. C. D. r. a. 14.] 



46 CASH EL. 

As evidence of his talents, and the sincerity of his re- 
ligious belief, he has left in print the following works: 

1. A Recantation, or Declaration, made in St. John's 
Church, Cashel. 12mo. Dublin; and 4to. London^ 
1674. 

2. A Sermon preached in Christ Church, Dublin, on 
Matthew, xxiv. 15; to which is added the foregoing 
Declaration. 4to. JDublin, 1674; 12mo. Dublin, 1675. 

3. A French Translation of the preceding Sermon. 
8vo. London, 1675. 

4. True Catholic and Apostolic Faith maintained in 
the Church of England ; being a Reply to J. E. N. N. 
and J. S. 8vo. Oxford, 1676. 

5. Votum pro Pace Christiana ; quo exponuntur Ob- 
stacula Pacis per Romanae Ecclcslae Minlstros objecta. 
4to. OxonicB, 1678. 

6. Ethica ; sive moralis Philosophia, ex veterum et 
recentlorum Sententlls. 8vo. Oxonioe, 1680. 

Some of these valuable and scarce works have been 
lately reprinted, by the Rev. J. AUport. 8vo. 1841. 

1682. John Lehunt, orLs Hunte, M.A. collated April 17; 
installed April 18. In this same year he was made 
Archdeacon of Emly. He died In 1697. 

1697. John Hickey, M. A. a Vicar Choral ; ordained Priest 
in 1693; collated June 10; installed June 21. Like his 
predecessor, he was also Archdeacon of Emly. He died 
in 1723, and was buried at Cashel. He was Vicar-Ge- 
neral of the diocese. 

172|. Richard Baimbrigge, M.A. of the University of 
Cambridge ; collated January 23. In 172| he resigned, 
and became Pracentor. 

172|. Julius, or Giles Firmix, B. A. (educated at Clare 
Hall, Cambridge?) collated March 7. He held this dig- 
nity till 1756. 



CHANCELLORS. 47 

175G. John WooDROFFE, M. A. collated June 4; admitted 
to the Chapter, June 10. He resigned in July. 

175G. SuAPLAND SwixY, Clk.; collated July 23. He re- 
signed witliin one month, and was appointed Pnccentor. 

175G. Lancelot Low; collated August 13. 

1761. Robert Kikg, LL. D. a Prebendary of St. Patrick's, 
Dublin; collated July 4. In 1771 he was made a Pre- 
bendary of Christ Church, Dublin; and in llSi Dean of 
Kildare. He died in 1787. 

1788. Thomas Sueppard, M. A. collated March 14; in> 
stalled March 22. In 1790 he became a Prebendary of 
Lismore. He died in September, 1800; and was buried 
at Carrick-on-Suir. 

1800. Wklborb Ellis Agar, M. A. Prebendary of F«'nnor ; 
colUtcd November 15. He died in 1810. 

1811. Gborob Madder, LL. B. collated January lU; in- 
stalled same day. H'^ - - -"d on March 12, 1814; and 
waa made Precentor i 

1814. WiLUAM Armstroxg, M. a. a native of Tippcrary, 
son of the Rev. John Armstrong, Prebendary of Killar- 
drific, became a SchoUr of Trinity College, Dublin. In 
1791 he was appointed Pneoentor of Kilkenny; and in 
1796 became a Prebendary of Tuam. He was collated 
and installed August 13. He resigned on April 24, 1832. 

1832. William Antony Holmm, M. A. (afterwards D.D.) 
was a native of Drogheda, and became a Scholar of Tri- 
nity College, Dublin. In 1818 he was appointed Rector 
of Ballyroan, in the diocese of Leighlin; and for several 
years was preacher of the Cathedral of Cashel, and Rec- 
tor of Hore Abbey : collated May 22. In 1837 he waa 
promoted to the rectory of Teraplemore. 

Dr. Holmes was an eloquent preacher, and a person of 
active mind and literary habits. While cui^te of Holy- 
wood, near Belfast, in 1810, &c., he was mainly instru- 



48 CASHEL. 

mental in establishing the Mendicity Institution of that 
town, having called the public attention to that subject 
in a tract which was very favourably received. Besides 
numerous communications on ecclesiastical matters, by 
means of the periodical press, and a Statistical account 
of the parish of Holy wood, county of Down, printed in 
" Mason's Parochial Survey of Ireland," Dr. Holmes pub- 
lished the following works : 

1. A Plan for a Mendicity Institution. 8vo. Belfast, 
about 1817 to 1819. 

2. Hints to the Proprietors of Loan Funds. 8vo. Bel- 
fast, about 1817 to 1819. 

3. The Churchman reminded concerning some impor- 
tant Doctrines and Duties of his Profession ; a Visitation 
Sermon, with notes. 8vo. Dublin, 1828. 

4. The Time of the End ; a Series of Lectures on pro- 
phetical Chronology. 8vo. London, 1833. 

5. The Doctrine of National Covenants; two Act 
Sermons for the degree of D. D. 8vo. Dublin^ 1834. 

6. The heavy Blow and great Discouragement of 
Protestantism ; Correspondence between Lord Viscount 
Melbourne and the Bishop of Exeter ; also between 
Lord Brougham and the Rev. Dr. Holmes. 8vo. Lon- 
don, 1838. 

7. The Queen's Declaration against Popery, and the 
Coronation Oath, discussed. 8vo. London, 1838. 

8. The Mystery of the Lord's Supper expounded ; a 
Sermon, with preface and notes. 8vo. London, 1843. 

He died at his rectory of Templemore, on Dec. 30, 
1843; and was buried in St. John's churchyard, Cashel. 

At his death the revenues of the Chancellorship were 
appropriated by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and 
the appointment to the dignity was suspended, by an 
order in Council dated Feb. 1, 1844. [Council Books.] 



TREASURERS. 49 

(elected.) 

1844. Charles Mayne, LL. B. Vicar-Greneral of the dio- 
cese, was elected by the Dean and Chapter to execute 
the duties of the Chancellorship, on May 7. 



TREASURERS. 

1224 to 1238. A Treasurer, whose initial was H , oc- 
curs during this period, but his full name does not appear. 
[King's Coll. and MS. Lansdowne, lxxti. b. p. 418.] 

12G7. Reoimald was Treasurer at this time; and was ad- 
vanccd to the bishopric of Cork. He died in December, 
1276, and was buried at Cork. .[Ware.] 

1323. JoHM O'Grada, Treasurer, was this year elected 
Archbishop. He was Rector of O'Guflin, in thediocete 
of Killaloc. [Ware.] He u called ** a man of great 
wisdom and industry." He died in 1345. 

1375. Richard Fitzstrpbbit appears. [Rot. Cane] 

1406. Nicholas Hackett was presented by the Crown. 
[Rot. Pat. 8 Hen. IV.] It is probable that he is the per- 
son who, in 1419, was Treasurer of Kilkenny, and soon 
afterwards was made Dean of that Cathedral. See the 
diocese of Oasory. 

1437. Donat Fitzadam (or Mac Adam). [Dioc. Reg] 

1550. Richard Archdeacon. [Cod. Clar. 36.] 

1563. Nicholas Archdeacon, presented by the Crown, on 
October 2. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 

1588, or 1591 ? Cornelius Olpubrts appears. [MS. T.C.D. 
B. 3. 14.] 

16 — . Dermit Ultagh (orEiXACH) was Treasurer. "The 
Archbishop, MilerMagrath, really receives the revenues." 

MUNSTER.] H 



50 CASHEL. 

[Regal Visit.] Ultagh was deprived by the Royal Vi- 
sitors; b\it the same Archbishop, when put into posses- 
sion of the sees of Killala and Achonry, made him Arch- 
deacon of Achonry ! 

1607, or 1608. Thomas Winter, M. A. presented by the 
Crown on February 27 (or June 28, 1608). [Lib. Mun.] 
In the next year he was appointed Praecentor of Water- 
ford, and also of Lismore, by the King; and it appears 
that he likewise held the archdeaconry of Derry for some 
years, but was deprived of it in 1612, for non-residence. 
In 1612 or 1613 he was made Dean of Cloyne. A Regal 
Visitation Book (in the Royal Irish Academy), undated, 
but of or before 1615, mentions him as " lately promoted 
and since dead." 

1620. Antony Martin or Marten, D. D. F. T. C. D. ap- 
pears. He was also at this time Archdeacon of Dublin, 
and Prebendary of Tuam. In 1620 lie obtained a royal 
dispensation (dated August 3), empowering him to hold 
the rectory of Battersea, in England, with his Irish 
preferment. [Rot. Pat.] In 1623 he became Dean 
of Waterford ; and in 1625 was consecrated Bishop of 
Heath. 

1625. John Fitzgerald was appointed by the Crown, on 
April 13 [Lib. Mun.] ; admitted AprU 18. [FF.] 
Quaere, was the same person Dean of Cork in 1627? 

163|. Lancelot Bdlkeley, Archbishop of Dublin, held it, 
in commendam. [Reg. Vis.] 

166^. Antony Ward, B. A. admitted on March 16. [Dice. 
Reg.] In 1655 he received from Cpomwell's govern- 
ment a salary of £100, as minister at Cashel. [Reid.] 
In 1667 he was appointed Vicar-General. 

166|. JosiAS Hollington, M. A. (ordained Priest, May 4, 
1661); collated March 2. [FF.] He was made Vicar- 
General of the diocese in the same month. 



TREASURERS. 51 

1674. Aktoxy Ibby, M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, 
(D. D. in 1696), collated November 17. In the next 
year he became a Prebendary of Emly ; and held both 
these preferments till his death in 1706. He was one of 
the proctors for the clergy in the Convocation of 1704. 

1706. Oliveb Whkelbb, B. A. Prebendary of Killardrifie ; 
installed June 15. [Ch. Book.] 

1722. Walter TuoMAS, M.A. Pnccentor; collated Sep- 
tember 21. He resigned on April 16, 1737. 

1787. Gkokgk Tiigiias; collated April 21, installed April 
28. He died in 1768. 

1768. HsNRT Gervais, B A. (afterwards LL. D.) a Pra- 
boiidary of Lismore ; ooUaled May 27. Ho rwigaed in 
1772; and obtained the RTohdeeooniy. 

1772. Garrett Wall, M. A. collated September 18. He 
resigned in the following year. In 1788 he became 
Archdeacon of Emly. 

1773. Henry Watts. M. A., collated June 29. He died 
in 1778. 

1778. Hex. Wilmam Axsikhlet, M. A. (son of the nrsi Vis- 
count Glcnauly), was collated November 16. He resigned 
in 1 786, and was made De«a of Down. [See a notion 
of his beneficent spirit, under that diocese, p. 228.] 

1786. JoHx PcinraPATBBR, LL. D. a natire of the county 
of Tipperary ; collated May t6. He rengned on Feb- 
ruary 2ia, 1 789 ; and accepted the benefice of Newport. 
He died on December 14, 1839 ; and was interred in the 
fuinily burying-place, within the old Cathedral of Cashel. 

1789. Thomas Grady. B. A. (ordained Priest, at Killaloe, 
on September 7, 1783), collated May 27. He was again 
collated on July 4, 1792. He held this dignity till his 
death, which took place on June 1, 1826. He was in- 
terred at tlie burial place of his family, Knockany, in the 
county of Limerick. 



52 CASHEL. 

1826. Richard French Laurence, M. A. Praecentor; col- 
lated August 26 ; installed same day. He is the present 

Treasurer. 



ARCHDEACONS. 

In ancient times, when the Archdeacons of Ireland exercised 
jurisdiction and visitorial powers, it appears, from the 
document recited above at p. 30, that the Visitation of 
the Archdeacon of Cashel was continued during three 
months in every year; namely, from November 3 until 
February 2. And it is observable, that during this pe- 
riod the Visitation of the Archbishop was suspended. 
We find the Archdeacon, in 1661, appointing a Regis- 
trar of his own Court. [Ch. Book.] 

SUCCESSION. 

1200 to 1206. Thomas is Archdeacon. [MS. T. C. D. 

F. I, i8.] 
1209. Ware's History of the Bishops, p. 528, mentions an 

Archdeacon of Cashel who was appointed a Delegate by 

the Pope in this year ; but he does not mention his name. 
1220. " Master John," Archdeacon, appears as a witness 

to a grant of the rectory of Killenaule to the Prior and 

Convent of the Holy Trinity, Dublin. [Archiv.Ch. Ch.] 
1230. John was Archdeacon [MS. T. C. D. f. i, i8.] But 

Cod. Clarendon. 46, and MS. Lansdowne lxxvi. e. 

p. 418, name Dermit as Archdeacon in this year. 
1303. Maurice M'Carwell, Archdeacon, is appointed 

Archbishop. Ware describes him as a charitable man, 

rather given to a magnificent style of living. He died 

in 1316. 



ARCHDEACONS. 53 

1303. Thomas O'Loxchy was appointed Archdeacon, in 
1316 he was elected, by a portion of the Chapter, to 
succeed Archbishop M'Carwell. This appointment, 
however, was annulled by the Pope. He held his arch- 
deaconry till 1318. [Cod. Clarend. 46.] 

1349. Thomas O'Carroll, Archdeacon of this diocese, and 
a Canon of Ardfert, was advanced to the archbishopric 
of Tuam. In 1365 he was translated to CasheL 

1365. JoRK 0*Grada, Archdeacon, was this year raised to 
the archbishopric of Tuam. [MS. T.C. D. f. i, 18.] 

1381? Pbtbr Hackbtt, Archdeacon, was elected Arch- 
bishop. Perhaps he retained the archdeaconry till 1384. 

1384. Robert lb Bmvm was presented by the King, on 
November 8, the see being vacant [Rot. Cane] 

1385, or 1386. Peter Camtwxll, M. A. succeeded. [Rot. 
Cane, and MS. T.C. D. f. i, 18.] 

1391. John Ailward (or Evlbward), a Prebendary of 
Limerick ; presented by the Crown, on October 24. [Rot. 
Cane] In 1400 the Crown presented him to a prebend 
in the church of Cloyne. 

1403. Richard O'Hbdiaw was Archdeacon. In this year 
he was presented by the Crown to a prebend in the Ca- 
thedral of Kilkenny. [Rot. Pat 5 Hen. IV.j In 1406 
he was appointed Archbishop of Cashel, to which see he 
proved himself a bene&ctor. He died on July 21, 1440, 
and was buried in his cathedral. 

1412. John O'Hboiam appears, probably of the same ikmily 
as his predecessor. [Cod. Clarend. 46.] 

1425. Richard (probably the same person as the following) 
is named as Archdeacon. [Rot. Cane] 

1437. Richard O'Hbdiah appears. [Dioc. Reg. and MS. 
T.C.D. F. 1,18.] 

1463. John CHbdian appears. [Ware, I. p. 562.] Qusre 
if Prebendary of Mayue, in the cathedral of Kilkenny ? 



54 CASHEL. 

In 1479 he (or his namesake, the Dean of Cashel) wa« 
raised to the bishopric of Ossory. [MS. T.C. D. f. i, i8.] 

1550. Patrick Courcy, or Connery (as in Cod. Clar. 36) 
was Archdeacon. [MS. T. C. D. f. i, 18.] 

1588. DoNAT (alias Cornelius) O'Hogan, O'Loughan, or 
O'LoNERGAN. [Regal Vis. and MS. T. C. D. k. 3, 14.] 
He probably held it till 1608, &c. but was deprived by 
the Regal Visitors. 

1615. Thomas Wilson, M, A. who was Chancellor in 1608, 
appears as Archdeacon. [Reg. Vis.] I have not learned 
at what time he had changed his preferment. 

1616. Edmund Donellan, M. A. afterwards B. D. was 
collated on the cession or deprivation of T. Wilson, on 
December 2 ; installed December 2G. [Reg. Vis.] He 
resigned in 1640. [Dioc. Reg.] 

1640. Nicholas Proude, M. A. (afterwards B. D.) collated 
September 21, installed September 24. [Id.] Perhaps 
he received a new presentation after the Restoration, for 
he exhibited his Patent slI the Visitation in April, 1661. 
[Ch. Book.] In 1665 the Crown presented him to 
the rectory of Island Magee; and in 1666 he was made 
Dean of Clonfert. He held this dignity in 1667, and 
(I believe) died in 1669. 

16^g. John Dassy, M. A. (a native of South Wales, or- 
dained Deacon on November 3, 1667, and Priest on 16th 
of the following February) collated March 9 ; installed 
March 11. [Id.] In 1689 he was declared attainted by 
King James II. He resigned in 1691 or 1692. 

1692. William Williams, a Scholar of T. C. D. appears. 
He died in 1693. 

1693. Edward Hinton, D. D. collated October 31. He died 
in the spring of 1703. 

1703. William Percival or Pkrcivale, M. A. a Prebendary 
ofKillaloe; collated June 3; installed June 5. In 1714 



ARCHDKACX)NS. 55 

he was made dean of Emly . He resigned in 1 7i5. He 
published " A Sermon, at the Consecration of a Church, 
on Nehemiah, xiii. 14." 4to. London, 1713. And a 
reply to a pamphlet by Dr. Edward Synge, aflerwarda 
Bishop of Raphoe. Z>mA/iw, 1711. [Ware's Writers.] 

1725. Francis Higoixs, M.A. Prebendary of St. Michael's, 
in Christ Church, Dublin (under which dioceee sec a fur- 
ther account of him); collated October ^. He held a 
visitation of the dioceee, at Fethard, on November 28, 
1725. The book of Uus visitation still remain* in the 
Registry. It contains a list of ices payable to the Arch- 
deacon. He died in August, 1728; and was buried at 
his church of St. Michael's. 

1728. Dakikl Uxaeiib, M. A. Pr«oeBtor of Ceshel, and 
Prebendary of Doon, in the church of Emly ; collated 
November 4; installed November 12. He held this dig- 
nity till his death in November. 1 766. He was buried 
at St. Anne's, in Dublin. 

1766. Abbl Laoatkib, M.A. Prebendary of Killardrifle; 
collated December 6. He died in 1767. 

1767. Sis Micuasl Cox, Ban., M. A. (great-grandson of 
Lord Chancellor Sir Richard Cox, author of" Hibemia 
Anglicaaa") was ordaiifted deacon at Ardbraccan, in the 
dioceee of Meath, on September 21, 1760. He was 
collated August 3, again collated March 10, 1769. He 
was likewise a Prebendary of Emly. He vacated in 1 772. 

1772. HknryGbrvais. D.l). Treasurer; collated Septem- 
ber 18. He died in March, 1790; and was buried at 
'Lismore, of which church he had been a Vicar Choral. 

1790. Robert Bailuk,M \ 'Kited and iastalled, August 
21. He died on No\ -<>, 1806. 

1807. William Galwbt, M. A. collated and installed. May 
9. In 181 1 a new arrangement was made of the parishes 
forming the archdeaconry, and Mr. Galwey recaivad a 



56 CASHEL. 

second collation, dated October 8. He resigned in 1824; 
and accepted the benefice of KilmastuUa, where he died 
and was interred. 
1824. Henry Cotton, D. C. L. Prebendary of Killardriffe ; 
collated June 19. In 1832 he was appointed Treasurer of 
Christ Church, Dublin; and in 1834 was elected by the 
Chapter of Lisraore to execute the office of their Dean 
(without income), under the provisions of the Act 4 & 5 
Will. IV. c. 90. He has published the following pieces: 

1. Dr. Wotton's " Thoughts on a proper Method of 
studying Divinity," with bibliographical Notes. 8vo. 
Oxfcyrd, 1818. 

2. A List of Editions of the English Bible, from 
1526 to 1818, with Specimens of Translations. 8vo. 
Oxford, 1821. 

3. A Typographical Gazetteer attempted. 8vo. Ox- 
ford^ 1824. Second Edition, corrected and much en- 
larged. 8vo. Oxford, 1831. 

4. A Sermon at the Visitation of Richard, Arch- 
bishop of Cashel. 8vo. Dublin, 1824. 

5. Memoir of a rare and curious French Translation 
of the New Testament, in which "the Mass" and " Pur- 
gatory" have been introduced into the Sacred Text; 
with Bishop Kidder's Reflections on the same, and Notes. 
8vo. London, 1827. 

6. Five Books of Maccabees, in English, with Notes 
and Illustrations. 8vo. Oxford, 1833. 

7. « Cui Bono?" A Letter to the Right Hon. E. G. 
Stanley. 8vo. Dublin, 1833. 

8. " Fiat Justitia," a Letter to Sir H. Hardinge, on 
the present State of the Church in Ireland. 8vo. Dub- 
lin, 1835. 

9. Fasti Ecclesiae Hibemicae, Nine Parts. 8vo. 
Dublin, 1845-50. Second Edition of Parts I.-IV. 8vo. 
Ibid. 1851. 



PREBENDARIES. 57 

CANONS. 

WHOSE PARTICULAR STALLS ASTD OFFICES ARE UNNAMED. 

1254. Ktran is mentioned in " Rymcr's FoDders,** as a 
Canon, in this year. In 1260 we find him promoled to 
be Dean. 

1288. Laurence was a Canon. [Prjnnes Rec iii.p. 381.] 

1289. Stephen O'Brooan, Archdeacon ofGlendaloch, was 
a Canon when, in this year, he was raised to the Arch- 
bishopric, [lb. p. 1279.] 

1303. Peter was made a ** Prebendary*" of Cashcl ; but re- 
nounced his appointment as iUegaL [Ibid. p. 1018.] 

1449. CoRNBUUS MoHOWN (quaere Molowny, Mulrony, or 
Mulvany ?) a Canon of Cashel, and Proctor of the clergy 
of ihe diocese, is fined by the Lord Licutenapt of Ire- 
land for some misbeharioiK rR,.t P.r •^.*^ H.ii VI 
and Cod. Clarcnd. 36.] 

1480 to 1500? TuoMAS Mvchkll, Li. a Canon of 

Cashel ; and likewise a Canon and " < Mnc-i.ii " of Ossory. 
He was buried in the Cathedral of Kilkenny. [O'Phehm.] 



PREBENDARIES. 

1. OLANKBEN. 

This prebend, from time immemorial, has been attached to 
the archbishopric. The Regal Visitation Book of 163|, 
states " PrebcndaGiankyne, pertineus ad mensam Domini 
archiepiscopi, est alicnata per Milcrum, et nunc posscsfa 
per Redraundum Magrath. Habet vicariam desuper 
dotatam ; sed devorata [est] per Comitem Ormonis. 

MUNSTKB.] I 



58 CASHEL. 

Quidam Bourke Jc Burrosc a?, possidct Vicariam." [Pre- 
rog. OfTicc] But, at the death of Archbishop Laurence, 
in 1^38, it was separated, under the Church Temporali- 
ties Act ; and by an Act of Council, dated February 5, 
1839, its revenues were united and annexed to the vi- 
carage of the said parish ; and the Dean and Chapter 
elected a fit person to discharge the duties of the Pre- 
bendary. 

(elected.) 

1839. Jonas Morris Poole, a native of the county of Cork, 
M. A. of St. John's College, Cambridge, Rector of Athas- 
sel, and a Vicar Choral of the Cathedral ; elected July 24. 

2. CROGIIANE. 

1437. David Hackett appears. [DIoc. Reg.] 

1591 to 1606? Teige O'Corcoran. [MS. T. C. D. e. 3, 14.] 

About 1608 he " fled out of the realm." [Reg. Vis.] 
1615. Absalom Gethin, M. A. Chancellor of Lismore; he 
also held the vicarage of Kells, and the rectory of Balli- 
tarsny, in Ossory ; and the vicarages of Modeshill and 
Kilmananan in this diocese. In 1617 he was promoted 
to the deanery of Kilkenny. He died in 1620. 

Since that period, this prebend has always formed 
the corps of the archdeaconry. 

3. killardriffe (or killaldriffe.) 

1302. Thomas Cantok, an Englishman, was appointed by 
the King, sede vacanie, on August 15. On the same day 
the King gave him the prebend of Molaghynone. He 
was a Canon of Emly ; and in 1306 was made Bishop of 
that see. [Prynnc, iii. p. 945.] 



PREBENDARIES. 69 

1437. John Fleming >va3 PrebcaJary. [Dioc. Beg.] 

1591 ? Edmund Bourkk, a layman, held thU prebend. He 
waa deprived by tl»o Royal Visitors, for lack of Orders. 
[MS. T. C. D. B. 3, 14.] 

1591 (and before it). The Archbishop, Miler Magrath, held 
it ui coinnutulam; and so it continued in 1615. 

1622. BKBNARD(^u.BaYAN?) Magbatu. [MS. Marsh 8 Lib.] 
It is reoorded thftt Camden, Ui« eminenl biMorian and 
antiquary, converted the eldest eon of Archbishop Ma- 
grath from Popery. Quart whether that " cldett son" 
was Bernard? 

1621. Edobub, or Own O'Uarbav, was presented by the 
Crown, on November 29. [Lib. Mun. Uib.] 

1624. lioGKR Fauik (ordained Deacon, January 14, 161^; 
Priest, on March 23 following), presented by the Crown, 
sede vacattU, on December 28. [Ibid.] Instituted Janu- 
ary 1 1 ; installed the same day. lie held it in 1634. 

166^. WiLUAM KoxRTOir, M. A. admiued March 16 (or 
April 12). [FF.] 

1663. Baptist Tubvlh, M. A. (ordained Deacon, March 10, 
1638). The Prebend was vacant by his death, on No- 
vember 3. [FF.J 

166f William 1Iamilto.n. .M .V. i..ll;itc.l March It*, la 
1667 we 6ad him Archikucon ol Kii»l\ . lie ilicl in 1682. 

1682. liicuABO Lkakk, M. A. (unUinoi iXacon. Murch 12, 
1681 ; Priest, on June 23, \Gf<J) c ilLtcd Juno 28. la 
1683 he became Prebendary ol Mcwchapcl. 

168|. Wiluam Llovd, MA. (ordained Deacon, l>cc. 28, 
1679; Priest, Nov. 18, 1681); colhued Feb. 29. 

1692. RoBKHT Elliot, M. A. (D. D. in 16^6), a Scliulur oi 
Trinity College, Dublin; collated April 16; installed 
April 22. lie resigned in April, 169)^. 

1698. RoBKRT MoBOAN, Clk. collated May 3; imulleU May 
T TT.- resigned in 1703. 



60 CASHEL. 

1703. Oliver Wheeler, B.A. a Scholar of Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin ; collated July 15; installed next day. He 
resigned on April 30, 170G, when he became Treasurer, 
and also a Prebendary of Emly. 

1706. James Bordes, Clk., collated May 18. In 1715 he 
was a Vicar Choral. He resigned in December, 1733, 
and became Praecentor. 

173f. John Hicket, Clk., collated January 21; installed 
February 4. He died in 1755, and was buried at St. 
John's, Cashel. 

1755. John Seymour, M. A. a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin ; collated June 12 ; admitted to the Chapter June 
19. [Chap. Book.] He resigned in 1766, and was ap- 
pointed Praecentor of Emly. 

1776. Abel Ladaveze, M. A. a Scholar of Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin ; collated July 3. He resigned in the same 
year, and was made Archdeacon. 

1766. Plunket Preston, M. A. a Scholar of Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin ; and a Vicar Choral of this Cathedral ; col- 
lated December 6. He resigned in 1768. In 1778 he 
became a Prebendary of Emly. 

1768. John Armstrong, M. A. collated January 27. He 
resigned in 1770; and became Rector of Tipperary. 

Campbell, in his " Survey of the South of Ireland," 
describes him as " a gentleman curious in the antiquities 
of his country, and furnished with one of the best libra- 
ries in the kingdom." 

1770. Thomas Hewetson, D. D. collated November 10. 
He died in 1782. 

1782. Antony Armstrong, M. A. collated August 21. He 
resigned in February, 1817, and became Vicar of Emly. 

1817. Morgan Jellet, M. A, collated February 11; in- 
stalled same day. In 1821 he resigned, and became a 
Prebendary of Cloghcr. 



PREBENDARIES. 61 

1821. Charles Fobster, M. A. collated May 3; installed 
same day. He resigned in April, 1822. Afterwards he 
became Chancellor of Ardfert ; he was likewise domestic 
chaplain to Bishop Jebb, of Limerick ; on whose death 
he accepted preferment in England. 

Mr. Forster is well known to the public by his valua- 
ble theological and historical works ; namely, 

1. Discouxsce on Subjects of Scripture History. 8vo. 
Ixmdon, 1823. 

2. Critical Essays on Genens, ch. xx. and on St 
Blatthew, ch. ii. 17, 18. 8to. IhtbUn, 1826. 

3. Mahoroetanism unreiled. 2 toIs. 8to. London^ 
1829. 

4. A Vindication of the Theory of Mahometanism 
unveiled. 8vo. London, 1830. 

5. The Life of John Jebb, Bishop of Limerick, with 
a Selection from his Letters. 2 vols. 8vo. London, 183C. 

6. The Apostolical Authority of the Epistle to the 
Hebrews. 8vo. London^ 1838. 

7. The Historical Geography of Arabia. 2 vols. 8vo. 
London, 1844. 

8. Marriage with two Sisters inconsistent with the 
Law of God and Nature. A Sermon, preached at C-an- 
tcrbury Cathedral, with notes. 8vo. London^ 1850. 

He also edited the Life and Letters of John Jebb, Bi- 
shop of Limerick. 2 vols. 8vo. London, 1836 ; and 

The Correspondence between Bishop Jebb and Alex- 
andcr Knox, Esq. 2 vols. 8vo. London, 1834. 

1822. George Brodrick, B. A. (son of Dr. Charles Bro- 
drick. Archbishop of Cashcl), collated April 2(>; in- 
stalled next day. He resigned in 1823, unJ acfc'j)ted 
preferment in England. 

1823. Henry Cotton, n.C.L. a native of Buckin;;lmm{-Iiirc, 
in Englund, educated at Westminster School, and ufter- 



68 CASHEL. 

wards Student of Christ Church, Oxford, cainc to Ire- 
land as domestic Chaplain to Archbishop Laurence. He 
was collated October 1 ; installed same day. He resigned 
on June 19, 1824, and became Archdeacon. 

1824. John Galwey, B. A. (ason of Rev, WilliamGalwey, 
Archdeacon of Cashel), collated June 28; installed July 
12. He died in November, 1849. 

1850. Abeam Saegent, M. A. collated April 1 ; installed 
May 18. 

4. FENNOE, FENOEE, OE FYNNOE. 

1437. Philip Hedian appears. [Dioc. Reg.] 

16 — . William Flanagan. He resigned in or about 1608 ; 
and took the prebend of Molaghynony. [Reg. Vis.] 

1610. John Lancastee, D. D. Bishop of Waterford, ob- 
tained this prebend from the Crown, by patent dated 
October 26. That extraordinary grant of King James 
gave him in commendam, with his bishopric, this prebend, 
the vicarages of Dunkitt and Jerpoint, in Ossory diocese ; 
the rectory of Kilgullan, and the prebend of Donagh- 
more, in Cloyne ; the prebends of Effin and St. Munchin's 
in Limerick ; the treasurership of Lismore, and the pre- 
bends of Oughtcragh, Kilgobinet, TuUaghorton, Mora, 
Kilrossanty, and Modeligo, in the same Cathedral ; the 
vicarages of Shanrahan, Ardmore, and Stradbally, in the 
same diocese ; and the prebend of Corbally in the diocese 
of Waterford ! ! [Rot. Pat. 8 Jac. I.] 

1616. Edwaed Waeeen, M.A. a Fellow of Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin ; appointed by the Crown, on December 
14. [Lib. Mun. llib.] In 1621 he was made Dean of 
Emly ; but retained his prebend. 

1660. Baptist Tuevin, M. A. is described iu the Visitation 
Book of this year as " nuper dc Fcnnor, nunc vicarius 
de ModcshiU". [Chap. Book.] 



PREBENDARIES. 68 

16C2. ULTSSit BuBOu, M. A. (who was ordained Deacon, 
June 29, lG62,and Priest, September 8, 1662) was ad- 
mitted on September 1 1. [FF.] lie was also Pnccentor 
of Emly. In 1685 he became Dean of Eroly ; and in 
16U2 was raised to the bishopric of Ardagh. 

1G93. Thomas Smttb, D. D. (a lineal ancestor of Visoount 
Gort), collated April 12. He also held the dignities of 
Dean of Emly, and Prsccentor of Clogher. In 1695 he 
was ftdTuic«d to the biifaq[nio of Lunorick. 

169f[. JoHV FouLacs, BL A. presented by the Grown, on 
February 26 ; instituted liay 9 ; installed May 10. Ho 
died in 1729. 

1729. John Walsh, Clk. collated June 6; initalled July 5. 
He held the prebend till his death in December, 1756. 
He was buried at Fennor. 

1756. RiCKARD Llotd, M. a. collated Dec. 15. QuaTc, a 
Vicar Choral of Cloyne? He resigned in 1757. 

1757. LAcaEMCB Nbuqa'* M.A. collated March 81. Ho 
redgned in 1770. 

1770. Thomas Sbepparo, B. A. colhued February 8. He 
resigned on May 12, 1781. In 1788 ho was made Chan- 
cellory and in 1790 became a Prebendary of Lisniore. 

1781. HuTBT BuvBUBT, M. A. collated May 14. He died 
in 1785, and was buried at Tipperary. 

1785. Nicholas Millkt Dotlb, B. A. Prebendary of Ncw- 
chapel ; collated June 13. He was buried in the church- 
yard of his former parish, Newchapel. 

1 786. Hon. William Abbbslbt, LL. B. Treasurer, suc- 
ceeded ; but resigned within year. 

1786. JoHJJ Scott, B. A. collated June 20; installed next 
day. He rchigned in December, 1788. In 1790 lie be- 
came Archdeacon of Clonfert; and in 1796 was made 
Dean of Lismore. 



64 CASHEL. 

1788. James Symes, B. A. collated December 15. He re- 
signed on February 24, 1789. 

1789. Shapland Swiny, M. A. Prajcentor; collated May 
23 ; installed July 24. 

1797. Edward Delany; collated July 26. He died in Ja- 
nuary, 1799. 

1799. Welbore Ellis Agar, M. A. (ordained Priest, at 
Killaloe, on June 16, 1799) collated June 27; installed 
next day. He resigned in 1800, and was made Chan- 
cellor. 

1800. Sir Harcourt Lees, Bart. B. A. of Trinity College, 
Cambridge; collated November 21. He had likewise a 
prebend in the Cathedral of Clogher. He resigned on 
July 11, 1806. Sir H. Lees, who is still living, is well 
known as an ardent defender of the British Constitution, 
in Church and State. He has given to the world a va- 
riety of pieces, written with much spirit, but chiefly of 
a political character. 

1806. MuNGO Noble Thompson, B. A. collated August 22 ; 

installed next day. He resigned in November, 1833, 

and became Prebendary of Kilbragh. 
1833. William Edward Lloyd, M. A. collated February 6, 

installed the same day. He is the present Prebendary. 

5. newchapel, anciently called mullagh-inonagh, 
molaghynony, or molazthrynon. 

1302. Thomas Cantok, an Englishman, was appointed by 
the King to this prebend, and to that of Killardriffe, on 
August 15, the see being then vacant. He was likewise 
a Canon of Emly ; and subsequently became Bishop of 
that see, with which he also held the high office of 
Chancellor of Ireland. There is every reason to believe 
that he owed these important and honorable stations to 
his distinguished talents. [Ware.] 



PREBENDARIES. 65 

1434. Thomas Belliam, or Btlltah, was presented by the 
Crown, on A '^ [Rot. Pat. 13 Hen. VI.] He 

held the stall [R«g- Cashel.] 

1588( ?) WiLUAM Fkahaoha (Fbb»y). [MS.T.C.D. k. 3. 
14.] Another report (contained in the same volume) 
calls him " Flanagan.** 

1591( ?) James Puscsll is cited for nonappearance. [Ibid.] 

1610 (or before). Wiluam Flakaoam appears. He had 
been Prebendary of Fennor. [Reg. Visit.] In 1618 
Archbishop Miler Magrath procured for him the deanery 
of KillaU; to which, in 1615, was added that of Achonry. 

161^. JoHV Prbitdiboast, Dean of Lismore, was appointed 
by the Crown, by lapse, on February 15. [RoL Pat.] 
He continued to hold the stall in 1G15. [Reg. Vis.] 

1624. Bartholomew Prick, B. A. (ordained Desoon and 
Priest, November 6, 1622,) presented by the Crown, by 
lapse, on May 31. [Lib. Mun.] InstAllcd June 19. 
[Reg. Vis.] 

1624. JouH Cratford, M. A. quare, the PFBoentor? (or- 
dained Deacon and Priest August 7, 1623), admitted 
Deo. 80. [FF.] In lGi>7 he was made Dean of Emly. 

163^ WuxiAM Buchanan, M. A. Dean of Killala, was 
coUated January 4 or 21. [FF.] In 1685 he wm 
made Dean of Achonrv: and in \CtC>\ became Dean of 
Tuam. 

1661. TuoMAtt Potter, D. D. collated June 16, installed 
July 17. [Ch. B.] In the following February he was 
made Dean of Waterford. 

1666. Samuel Ladymav, M. A. afterwards D. D. (who had 
been educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and 
was ordained Deacon and Priest on February 24, 1665), 
collated May 23. In 1655 he received from Cromwell's 
Government a salary of £170, as minister of Clonmcl. 

MUH8TBR.] K 



66 CASHEL. 

[Reld.] In 1667 he was made Archdeacon of Limerick. 
He died February 5, 1684, and was buried at Clonmel. 

168f. Richard Leakk, M. A. Prebendary of KillardrilFe ; 
collated February 9, installed February 28. In 1704 he 
was one of the clergy's proctors in Convocation. He 
died in 1719. 

1719. Talbot Kkene, M. A. a Scholar of T. C. D. ; collated 
December 10. He died in May, 1724, and was buried at 
St. Andrew's, Dublin. 

1724. Robert Morgan, Clerk; collated June 2. 

1729. James Molles, Clerk, appears; he resigned on Oc- 
tober 13, 1736; and was made Archdeacon of Emly. 

1786. Michael Obins, M. A. a Scholar ofT. C. D. collated 
October 28, installed November 2. He resigned in the 
following year. In 1744 or 1745 he became Rector of 
Thurles. 

1737. Morgan Hickey, M. A. collated July 30. He was 
likewise curate of Kilmore, and on May 13, 1737, was 
appointed Vicar-General of the diocese. In 1744 he 
resigned his prebend, and accepted the benefice of Fe- 
thard in this diocese. That he was a liberal benefactor 
to the poor, to schools, and to the Church, will be seen 
by the extract from his will given in the note below(a). 

(^a) Extracts from a copy of the will (in the Registry of Cashel) of " Morgan 
Hickey, of Kilmore, clerk." " I bequeath all my plate to be sold, and the mony 
arising thence to be applyed to buy Church -plate for such churches* of this Dio- 
cess as my Executors, the Survivor, or Survivors of them shall think tit, by and 
with the consent and approbation of the Archbishop of Cashell for tlie time being. 

" I likewise bequeath the following legacies : . . . . £400, for erecting 
a working Protestant Charter School in Feathard, to be put to interest by ray Ex- 
ecutors (&c.) till the Corporation grant a sufficient number of acres, and the 
neighbouring Gentlemen deposit such a sum of money, as the Governors of the 
Charter Sdiools think will be sufficient to support ten boys and ten girls. 

• Thorle* U one of then. 



PREBENDARIKS. 67 

17i4. Antony Bury, or Bkrrt, » Scholar of T. O. D. suc- 
ceeded, lie held thla prebend till his death in 175G. 

1750. Francis St^phkn Thomas, B. A. a Vicar Choral; 
collated June 29 ; adnaitted to a seat in the Chapter, 
June 8, 1757. He died in 1779, or llHO. 

1780. Nicholas Millbt Dotlb, B. A. collated April 22. 
In May, 1 7^5, he resigned, for the prebeud of Fennor. 

1785. Basil Aldwkll, B. A. a aoholar of T. C D. oollatad 
June 13. He died on September 16, 1789, and waa 
buried at Tipperary. 

1790. John Alowbll, B.A. (son of hb predeoaasor) col- 
lated February 22, installed aame day. He died on Ja* 
nuary 1, 1829. 

1829. Alexander Hoops, B. A. collated March 7, inatalled 
March 14. He roaigned in 1836, and became Vicar of 
Glankeen. He died in August, 1847. 

183G. WuLUAM Stephbhsom, M.A. a Prebendary of Lis- 
more ; collated and installed March 14. He died in 1841. 

1841. William Nbwstsad Falknkr, B. A. collated May 5, 
He is the preaent Prebendary. 

6. KILBRAOU. 

1437. Thomas Dunns appears. [Beg. Cashel.] 

■ Item, £tOO to b* pot to fotonat bjr my Eumtan (Im.), krih* «• of ■ 
irtpnlwiiig to taMk Rtthh, wrtii^. «iWaf . sad catdag aMOMMi, la tb« 
toirn of FMIunl for «T«r. 

- It«n, XAO tolw <U<trib«tod by mj Etmtm, fcc far tW — of ■ ■cfaoolmMtor 
to t«*ch Engliah, iMdiaf, wiMng, aad oMtlag Moooala, In lb* paiUk of BalliB- 
Umpb far OTW. TU aowUilfcm cf tho t m chm of th— two ff aj M i i i n l n «l> l» 
bo io nqr Kaocvtof^ sad their MrigHL 

" Ilan, X60 to tho poor hooaiiMipvo of the ooioa of Bomntotopio, Itan, 
X&O to tho poor boimhwyi of tho ■aioa of Toom. Item, £&0 to the poor 
lioaackeapen of Coabel. 

- Dated lOUi Doowiber. 174S." 



68 CASHEL. 

1588, 1591, or 1607 (?) Robert Puecell, "aged 76," was 
Prebendary. [Reg. Visit.] 

1607. Lewis Jones, the Dean, held it by a patent from the 
Crown, dated June 16, which recites that the place was 
vacant by deprivation or removal, and permits him to 
hold it in union with his deanery, on account of the 
smallness of his income. [Rot. Pat. 6 Jac. I.] 

1624. Hezekiah Smith was presented by the Crown, " by 
lapse," on June 30. [Lib. Mun.] But the Royal Vi- 
sitation Book of 163| returns Jones, then Bishop of Kil- 
laloe, as still holding the prebend. [Prerog. Office.] 

166^. Edward Bainbrigge, M. A. admitted March 16. 
[FF.] In 1668 he was made a Prebendary of Lismore. 
He held this stall in 1685, perhaps later. 

169^. Richard Burgh, M. A. Praecentor of Emly ; pre- 
sented by the Crown, by lapse ; patent dated January 21 ; 
he was instituted on March 11. He held it forty-eight 
years, till his death in 1739. 

1739. Peyton le Hdnte, B. A. a Vicar Choral; collated 
December 31, installed next day. He died within a year. 

1740. Richard Chaloner, M. A. collated December 2, in- 
stalled December 5. He resigned in 1747. 

1747. Alexander Macdonnell, M. A. a Vicar Choral of 
Cashel, and Chancellor of Emly ; collated July 24. 

1750. Patrick Grace; collated November 23. 

1767. William Watts (quaere, a Prebendary of Kilkenny), 
collated March 7. He died in 1781. 

1781. Patrick Hare, M. A. a Scholar of T. C. D. ( ?) ; col- 
lated August 13 ; installed same day. He was a man of 
considerable abilities ; and for many years was Vicar- 
General of the diocese. He died on June 28, 1816. 

1816. Arthur Lord, B. A. collated December 16 ; installed 
December 19. He died on June 1, 1828. 



ANCIENT PREBENDS. 69 

1828. Geobgk F0R8TBB, M. A. Rector of Thurles; collated 

June IH, installed same day. He died of cholera, in 

November, 1^32. 
1832. MuKGO Noble Thompsov, B. A. Prebendary of Fen- 

nor ; collated November 28 ; installed December 5. He 

is the present Prebendary. 



ANCIENT PREBENDS. 

COLKMAM. 

1437. Wai.tkh Fi.KMiNGiscalled** Prebendary of Coleman,'* 
in the copy ut tin ancient writing remaining in the Re- 
gistry of Cashel, entitled ** Inceptio Visitadonis Ricardi 
Archicpiscopi Cassellensis, 18* Martii, 1437." [See an 
extract from this MS.abore, at p. 30.] It is obeerrable 
in it, that six Abbats and six Priors are cited to attend 
the Archbishop's Visitation. A table of procurations, 
&c, is given, not only for the diooeeee of Cashel and 
Emiy, but likewise for the entire proTince ; and it u de- 
clared that these fees are to be demanded and taken as 
for the year 1571. This appears to fix tlie age of the 
present paper to the beginning of the prelacy of Miler 
Magrath. 

I have found no notice of any subsequent Prebendary. 
For a long time past, Coleman has formed part of the 
corps of the deanery of Cashel. 

RAMLLR8TOV, OB RATLSTOWir. 

ltK)2. Thomas Fitzjohn Fitzthomas is presented by the 
King (Edward 1.) to •* the Prebend of Ranilleston^du- 



70 CASIIEL. 

ring the vacancy of the see of Cashel. [Rot. Cane. Hib. 
p. 6.] 

I have found no second notice of this church being 
prcbendal. " Raillestown," or " Villa Raille," now forma 
part of the Union of Fethard. 

KILMILCHON. 

1388. Thomas Snell is called "Prebendary of Kilmil- 
chon;" and with his prebend held the vicarage of 
Fethard and the rectory of Cnockgraffan (for doing 
which, without the royal license, he was fined by King 
Richard II.) In 1399 we find him Archdeacon of Glen- 
daloch, and made Bishop of Waterford; and in 1405 he 
was translated to the see of Ossory. [Rot. Cane. Hib.] 

For some centuries past, Kilmilchon has not been a 
prebendal church, but has formed part of the mensal 
lands of the see of Cashel. 

KILLETAN. 

This church, in the deanery of Ely, is named as a prebend 
in the ancient Papal Taxation. 

DEEENFLAN. 

This church, in Slievardargh deanery, is called & prebend 
in the Papal Taxation. 

GARRE. 

I do not understand the meaning of the following entry ; 
but set it down as given in the " Calendarium Rot Pat. 
Hib." (anno Ric. II. 13). 

1389. Rex dedit Will° White clerico vicariam de Garre in 
ecclesitL Cassellensi prajbendatam vacantera. 5 Dec. Et 
mandavit J. archiepiscopo Cassellensi quod ipsum W. ad 
pncbendam prsedictam admittat, et ei stallum in choro, 
&c. assignari faciat," &c. A William White appears to 
have been Dean of Kildare at this time ; another William 
White was made Dean of Waterford in 139fi. 



VICARS CHORAL. 71 



VICARS CHORAL. 



We do not find at what period the Vicare Choral of Cashel 
were originallj instituted. It is on record, that Arch- 
bishop Walter le Rede granted some tithea to them in the 
year 1 Z'M) ; and that Archbishop Richard O'Hedian, who 
sat from A. D. 1406 to 1440, endowed them with lands, 
and built a ** Hall" or dwelling for them on St Patrick's 
Rock, adjoining the Cathedral, which the same prelate 
also rebuilt. Anciently the College consisted of eight 
Vicars and Choristers, an Organist, a Sexton, and a Pur- 
veyor or Steward. At a subaequont period we find the 
numbers reduced, and the revenues intercepted; and 
this invasion of lawful rights proceeded from a quarter 
whence such treatment ought least to have been expected. 
A manuscript in the Prerogative Office, Dublin, con- 
taining an account of a Regal Visitation of the Diocese 
of Cashel [in the year 1615 ?], has the following remark : 
" Touching the Vicars Choral: there vrre eight Vicars 
Choral ; and then they had three pounds sterling a piece, 
per annum. And now they are reduced to four, and aix 
pounds per annum is allotted to them. But there are 
but two of these attending the church. The whole 
ly ving [i. e. income] is in the hands of Bamaby Carney 
and Mr. Calanan(a), to the use of Redmond, the Arch- 
bishop's son, demised to them (rcditus reservatus, Sd. per 
annum, as is said). It is confe8se<l that the Archbishop 
[this was MilerMagrath] hath carryed with him a good 
sum of money belonging to the college, the certainty 
whereof is not known ; with which he had promised and 



(a) A US. in Manh'i Ltbrmrj, Dablbi, calb then Immm Brjan O'Ktuney 
•odJohn O'BAUana. 



72 CASHEL. 

undertaken to get and purchase a mortmain for the col- 
lege, to maintain four Vicars, an Organist and a Choir, 
as they can agree." 

For a long time past, the Vicars Choral have been five 
in number ; nominated respectively by the five Dignita- 
ries of the cathedral. About forty-five years ago, the 
Vicars, who then were laymen, made some improvident 
and improper leases of their common property, without 
asking or receiving confirmation of them by the Dean 
and Chapter, as had been always usual : and to prevent 
this abuse in future, it was judged advisable to nominate 
five clergymen as Honorary Vicars, and to appoint five 
singing men as their deputies, such deputies to be always 
approved and confirmed by the Chapter. Those clerical 
Vicars received merely five pounds per annum, as an 
honorarium; and full salaries were paid to those persona 
who actually performed the Choral Service. The im- 
provement thus effected not being sufficiently understood 
or appreciated by the Government, an Act was passed 
in the year 1836, whereby it was ordered, that all the 
rights and property of the Vicars Choral of Cashel should 
immediately vest in the Ecclesiastical Commissioners: 
and this highly penal enactment has been carried into 
effect. 

SUCCESSION OF VICARS. 

1615. In this year we find as Vicars Choral: 

Christopher Flanagan. [See under Killaloe^ 
Thomas Flanagan. 

Stephen Dowd all (perhaps the Praecentor of Cashel). 
[Regal Visit.] 
166^. Peregrine Darling is Dean's Vicar. [Chap. Book.] 
He, or another person bearing both his names, was at 
this time a Vicar of Christ Church, and of St. Patrick's, 
Dublin. 



VICARS CHORAL 



73 



166JJ. Francis Cherry appears to be a Vicar. [Ibid.] 

1661. Rowland Lindset is Pnecentor's Vicar. I find him 
admitted again, in November, 1664. He was son of the 
Rev. John Lindsey, Rector of Ballintemple in this dio- 
cese, who was barbarously murdered at Cashel, by the 
rebcUl on January 1, 1641-2. [MS. T. C. D. p. 2. 14.] 
He died on March 31, 1685 ; and was buried in St. John's 
churchyard. 

1668. Pbtkr Lathaji, 

Rowland Lindsbt, 

Lbwib Darlino, 

Morgan Wooan, 

1680. Richard Robiksom, 

Charlbb ROBIVSOII, 



appear. [Ch. B.] 



appear. 



1688. Charlbs RoBnisoH, 

Lbwis Darlimo, Arohdatoon's Vicar, ^appear. 

Morgan Wooan, Treasurer's Vicar, 

Alexandbr Camebov, Clk. M. A. nominated by the 

Dean, July 11. 1688; installed the tame day. 

1689. James Cabby. | 

John Godfrey, f 

1695. Morgan Woo an, 

Albzandbr Cameron, 

Charles Robinson, 

josias hollington. 

MoLYNECX Robinson. 

169|. John Hiceby. Clk.(oiMWogan, deceased), admitted 

March 24. In 1697 he was made Chancellor of Cashel, 
and Archdeacon of Emly. 
1715. Pbyton Lb Hunts, ^ 



» appear. [Ch. B.] 



James Bordes, 
Hbmrt Merrifield, 
Molinbux Robinson, 
Jo. Hollinoton, 



» appear. [V. B.] 



MUNSTBR.] 



74 CASHEL. 

1720. John Smith appears [V. B.] vice Merrifield. 

1733. John Smyth, Clk. B. A. a Prebendary of Limerick? 

appointed (by the Dean, " Judex ordinarius Vicari- 

orura Choralium") July 9 ; installed the same day. [Ch. 

Book.] 
1735. Alexander Macdonnell, M. A. admitted A.pril 14. 

In 1747 he became Prebendary of Kilbragh. 
1737. William Newland, Clk. M. A. appointed April 29; 

admitted and installed May 2. [Ibid.] 
1740. John Mossop, Clk. (v. Newland, resigned) ; admitted 

and installed April 25. 

1740. Walter Thomas, Clk. admitted October 31. [Ibid.] 

1741. Francis Stephen Thomas, admitted December 24. 
[Ibid.] In 1756 he became Prebendary of Newchapel. 
He died (I believe) in October, 1779; and was buried 
at Bally murreen, near Thurles. 

1746. James Barton, M. A. a Prebendary of Emly (v. 

Bordes), admitted September 29. [Ibid.] 
1751, David Price, the Praecentor, appears. [Ibid.] 
1757. Patrick Walsh appears. [Ibid.] In 1772 he is 

Treasurer's Vicar. 
1759. George Baker appears, v. Mossop. [Ibid.] 
1765. Plukket Preston appears, v. Barton. [Ibid.] 
177-. Henry Baggs, B. A. was nominated Treasurer's 
Vicar, V. Walsh deceased, between the yeare 1773 and 
1778; and the instrument of his appointment remains in 
the diocesan registry : but as it is neither signed, sealed, 
nor dated, it is not clear whether Baggs ever actually he- 
came a Vicar Choral. 

1778. John Rkade appears. He died in 1787. 

1779. Edward Lloyd appears. [Ibid.] He became Rec- 
tor of Abington. He died in May» 1810; and waa 
buried at Fethard, in the county of Tipperary. 



VICARS CHOKAL T5 

1781. David jKBB(toQ of Dr. John Jubb, Dean of Cashul), 
Dean's Vitar; admitted Sep. id. He resigned in 1787. 
■ ■ John Smith, admitted September lU. [Ch. Book] 

1781. Gkorgk Gl'8Tavu8 Hakkr, B. A. l^raecentor's Vicar. 
He rcaigncU on April 1, 1789, and waa made Hector of 
Erry. In 17l»5 he became a Prebendary of Emiy. 

1782. William jKputK)N', ii.D. Archdeacon a Vicar. He 
reaigned on March 7. In 1781 he waa Archdeacon of 
Cork, and at'ict wards a Prebendary of tliat Cathedral. 

1782. KoBBBT FoRtfAYETu; admitted Mareh 12 (v. Jeph- 
!K>n.) He resigned in 1701. In 1798 he waa made Rec« 
tor of Kiltitlimouc. 

^'Admiitc'l June 22; installed 

Augukt 2. Tliey appear to 

hftve reaigiMd And reoeived 

a new app<>' '>n June 

20, 17111; tt ; tvebeep 

again inducted and intftalled 

on June 30. [Ch. Book.] 

Butler was di«miaaed, for 

neglect of duty, in 17U7. 

1789. RicHAEO Caorrt, PrMcentor's Vicar (v. Baker, n- 

Ngned), appointed April 28; »dmt^ and inatalled Jan. 

13. 1790. He reaigned in 1810. [Ibid.] 

. Chbistopiier B. Waguit, Treasurers Vicar (v. 

Lloyd, resigned), appointed May 27; admitted and in- 
hulied January 13, 1790. 
1791. JouM Klliot, Archdeacon's Viear(v. li. Foraaycth), 
admitted April 25; inaUlled June 10. He resigned in 
1810. 
1797. Thomas Dormkr, a Vicar Choral of Cloype; ap- 
[K>inted November 9 ; admitted and installed March 29, 
1799. He died in 1828. 



1787. Cuarlbb SwKKxy. 
Dean 8 Vicar. 

TllOMAf BUTLBR, 

Chancellor's Vicar (v. 
Keade and Jebb.) 



76 CASHEL. 

1810. Robert Drought, Clk., Dean's Vicar; appointed 
July 10. 

. William H. BagnelLjCIIc., B.A. Archdeacon's Vicar 

(v. Elliot, resigned), admitted June 6; installed same 
day. He subsequently became Rector of Ballintemple, 
and Praecentor of Emly. He died in 1847. 

1810. Edward Labarte, Clk. M. A. a Prebendary of 
Emly; appointed Chantor's Vicar, May 7. In 1817 he 
became Rector of Kilvemnon. 

18 — . Jonas Morris Poole, M. A. Dean's Vicar. He after- 
wards became Rector of Athassel; and in 1839 was 
elected by the Dean and Chapter to execute the duties 
of the Prebendary of Glankeen. 

1821. Alexander Hoops, B. A. appointed Treasurer's Vicar, 
June 3; inducted and installed, June 21. In 1829 he 
resigned, and was made Prebendary of Newchapel. 

1828. Antony Edwards, B. A. Chancellor's Vicar (v. Dor- 
mer), admitted October 7; inducted and installed Octo- 
ber 14. In 1826 he was appointed Registrar of the 
diocese. In 1829 he became Rector of Geale. He died, 
of fever, in August, 1836, and was buried at Cashel. 

1829. William Lee, B.A. formerly a Scholar of Trinity 
College, Dublin, Rector of Moyaliflfe, was appointed 
Treasurer's Vicar. He died, of fever, in 1836. He pub- 
lished '* A Compendium of Christian Doctrine, for the 
Use of Schools in Ireland." 12mo. Limerick, 1825. 

1836. John Whitty, M. A. Treasurer's Vicar (v. Lee, de- 
ceased), admitted July 28 ; inducted and installed same 
day. In 1840 he was appointed a Prebendary of Emly. 
He died in 1846. 

1836. Thomas Atkinson, B. A. Chancellor's Vicar (v. Ed- 
wards, deceased), admitted November 12 ; inducted and 
installed same day. In 1838 he became a Prebendary 
of Emly. 



VICAKb LllOKAL. 77 

1850. Robert Lintoh, Gent, (for many years a deputy Vi- 
car Choral), appointed Treasurer's Vicar, January 5. 

1850. George Squires, Gent, a deputy Vicar Choral, ap- 
pointed Archdeacon's Vicar, January 5. 



END or CA8HKL DIOCUB. 



78 EMLY. 



DIOCESE OF EMLY. 

Emly (called by the old annalists " Imleach(a) lubhair," 
Emly of yew trees (i)) is certainly one of the most an- 
cient sees of Ireland, having been founded in the fifth 
century. It soon attained an eminent reputation, and 
was acknowledged for the metropolitan see of Munster 
in the time of St. Patrick, and for several centuries after- 
wards. But when the Pope, in the year 1152, sent a 
Legate into Ireland bearing four archiepiscopal palls, 
these were distributed to the prelates of Armagh, Dub- 
lin, Cashel, and Tuam ; and from this period the Bishop 
of Cashel, from having been a suffragan of the Prelate of 
Emly, became his metropolitan. In 1568 the see of 
Emly was united to that of Cashel by an Act of Parlia- 
ment ; which is here printed, for the first time, from the 
original Roll in the Rolls Office, Dublin : 

** An Acte for the unitinge of the Busshopricke of 
Imolie with the Archbusshopricke of Casshell.'^ [A. D. 
1568, xi Anno Reg" Elizabethae.] 

(a) " The word Imleach denotes land bordering on a lake." [O'Donovan, 
i^ad MiscelL Soc Archseol. vol. i. p. 148.] The characteristic, lubhair, was pro- 
bably added, to distinguish this place from four or five other Imleachs in different 
parts of Ireland. 

(6) Although the yew is now comparatively a scarce tree in Ireland, it appean 
to have been abundant in former times. Considerable quantities of the wood an 
found in certain bogs. Cathaoir More, King of Leinster, who died in A« D. 177, 
left by will to one of his sons, " fifty large vessels made of red yew ;" and to ano- 
ther, " fifty large vats made of red yew." It is stated, by the Four Masters, that in 
1162 a grievous misfortune befell the abbey of Newry (Viride lignum or lubhar 
Cinntrachta) ; namely, that the abbey was burned down, with all its furniture and 
books, and especially the yew-tree which St. Patrick himself had planted. [See 
Reeves' Down, p. 118.] 



ACT OF UNION 79 

" VVhearb Thk ArchbuBshopricke of GMshell beinge 
one of the foure Mctropoliticall tSeas of this retime is at 
thi« present of exiliiie in reTenues & proffita as sondry 
parsonages of this realme are of a much greatter revenue 
and proffits by occasion whereof the same Archbusshopp 
is nott able abilitie [#ur] to execute hia pttstormll oflioe 
nor to maintcyne the dignitie of hia plaee A c«lltnge 
without somo remedy be foonde to encreaae his ly Tinge. 
And forasmuch as the Busshopricke of Imolye which 
joyneth harde with the saide Archbusshoppricke is nowe 
vacant and is nott competent of itself to support snffici- 
entlyea Bi8shopp,and yet beinge united to the said Arch- 
busshopricke wolle helpe to rastAjno the honor of that 
sea to the glory of God and goode fordenunoe of lenrioe 
in thoae partes : Im Cohsiobbatioit whereof be itenaoted 
ordcyned & established by the Queaea highoea A by the 
consent of the Lords spirituall A temporall and the oo- 
mens in this present parliament assembled A by the 
aucthoritie of the same that the saide hole db intirc dio- 
cesse or Boashopricke of Imolie Mid every peroell dt 
member thereof logither withe the hole rights poesei 
sions & hereditaments to the same Busshopricke beloog- 
inge as well spirituall as temporall be fron heaoefoithe 
for ever united & annexed to the diooease & Arehbiie> 
shopricke of Casshell as a member ft parte of the same 
diocease and Archbusshopricke of CashcU and of the 
mctropoliticall jurisdiction of the same lo everie effscte 
and purpose according to the ee c l e d a st icall Uwes of this 
realme. And that the hole cleargie of the diooease & 
busshopricke of Imolie and all other the quenes subjects 
being [within?] the lymittes & bounds of the said dio* 
cesse and busshopricke of Imolie shall from henceforthc 
for ever owe dieire obedieace to the nowe Archbusshopp 
of Casshell & to his suocessours Arehbusahoppiof Caaahell 



80 EMLY. 

for ever as to their immediate Ordinarie & be under the 
Jurisdiction metropoliticall of Casshell in the like and 
the same maner & forme that the hole cleargie and 
outhers the Quenes subjects beinge within the lymittes 
& boundes of the saide diocesse of Casshell are & owe to 
be. And that from henceforth for ever the said bisshop- 
rickes & diocesses of Casshell & Imolye shalbe adjudged 
made reputed & taken as one hole & intire diocesse of 
Cashell & by that name shalbe called knowen & used 
and not as several diocesses. And that from hencefor- 
warde nother the Clergie nor any outhers the Quenes 
subjects beinge of the saide diocesse of Imolie shall re- 
cognise any other for their immediate busshopp & ordi- 
narie but onely the Archbusshopp of Casshell & his 
successors & to the same shall obey in all things accord- 
inge to the lawes aswell temporall as ecclesiasticall of 
this realme. And bk it farther enacted by thaucto- 
ritie aforsaide that the Archbusshop of Casshell that no we 
is & his successours for ever shall from henceforth have 
holde enioye & perceive as in right of the Archbusshop- 
ricke of Casshell all & singler the mannors castells lands 
rents and hereditaments as well spirituall as temporall 
that doe belonge & apperteine unto the saide Busshop- 
ricke of Imolye : & shall use exercise & execute all Juris- 
diction episcopall in & throughoute the hole & intire 
diocesse of Imolye aforsaide & everye parte therof in as 
large & ample & beneficiall maner as any busshopp of 
the saide diocesse of Imolye did or ever moughte or 
oughte to have done & shall take and levie all & all 
maner proffitts rights duties & comodities within the 
saide Busshopricke in like maner as the bushopps 
of the same before this present union and consolidation 
ever did or ought to have done. And be it also enacted 
by the said auctoritie that all graunts leases and other 



ACT OF UNION 81 

acts whatsoever to be hereafter done made or executed 
by the nowe ArchbuMhop of CaaBhell or by any his 

" •'98or8 touchinge or conoerainge any righte or hcre- 

inentofthe saide bonhopricke of Imolye or touch> 
ingc or conceminge the Epiaoopall Jurisdiction within 
that dioceaae of Imolie ahallbe done made wroughte & 
passed under the teale of the sea of Caaabell A with 
& by the advice A oootente of the deane & Chapiter 
of Casshell in cases wheare aMenie ahallbe requinte & 
neceaearie in the like maner as the same Archbusshoppe 
of Casshell doth and maye passe doo & per6tt any thingo 
or things touchinge or conceminge the rights heredita* 
ments or Jurisdictions of the Archbttsshopricke of Cat> 
shell. And that from hcnceforthe for ever the bola 
Clcrgie of the said diocesse of ImoUe ahalba accepted 
taken reputed and adjudged parte & member of the 
clergie of Casshell A shall not henccforthe be reputed or 
taken a distincie body corporation or clergie from the 
clergie of Casshell. Savinge unto the Qoenes Majestie 
her heires & successors the twentie parte of the saide 
Busshoprickc of Imolye aocordinge as the same is or 
hereafter shalbe rated A valued att in her Miyesdes re- 
cords. And also Saviiigi unto her Majestie her heires 
& successors the furste ffirutis of the same Busshopricke 
ol linolie upon every e avoydaunoe of the archbussbop- 
ricke of Casshel, according to the same or such like rate 
& valuation as the same Busshopricke b or hereaAer 
shalbe rated or valued in her Maiestie's records. Sa- 
vinge alsoo to evcrie person & persons bodies politique 
& corporate theire heires suocessours fermors A looooca 
& the heires & successours fermors and leasees of everye 
of tlicm outher then any A everie such person A per- 
sons as shall hereafter by any prctexte usurpe the name 
and title of Buashoppe of Imolie all such rightes title 

MUNSTBR.] M 



82 EMLY. 

clayme interest possession reversion remainder Presenta- 
tions nominations advowsons offices annuities rent chard- 
ges rentes services rents secke & cocns which they or any 
of theyrae have oughte or mought have had in or to any 
the rightes possessions & hereditaments spirituall or tem- 
poral! united annexed or consolidate by this present Acte 
to the Archbusshopricke of Cashell aforesaide, This Acte 
or any thing therein notwithstanding: 

" Le Seigneur Deputie le veoulte." 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

No engraving of any Bishop's seal is given in Harris's edition 
of Ware ; nor have I been able to ascertain what were 
the ancient armorial bearings of this see. 

TAXATION OF THE BISHOPRIC AND CHAPTER. 

1. A. D. 1291. Bi/ Authority of Pope Nicholas IV. 

Bona Episcopatus temporalia et 

spiritualia, cii."*" Dec. 

Prajbenda Decani, x 

„ Praecentoris, . . . x.' 

„ Thesaurarii, . . . vi.' 

„ Cancellarii, ... v." 

„ Archidiaconi, . . . vi. 
„ MagistriThoraaeCan- 

tok, V. 

„ Maur. O'Solewan, . iii. 
,, Magistri Nich. Mac- 

lyn, viii.' 

„ David Archer, . . vi." 

„ Nich. de Drey tone, . v.' 

„ Magistri Kalori, . . iv^.' 
Communia Ecclesiae [Dean and 
Chapter] cum pcnsione dc 

Athnehadan, vi."*« „ viii.» 



nuut; 



. X." 1V.« 




: muc 




: marc 




viii.* 




dim.'"*^ 




viii.» 




dim.«^ 




iv.« 




X.* viii, 


.«»ob. 


viii.* 




dim."-« 




vi.« 





BISHOPS. 83 

2 A. D. 1302. Btf Authority of Pope Boit^aee VIII. 
Bona Episcopi Himelaccnsis, . xc."* and x.* Dec ix.** i.* 
Pracbenda Decani, . vii.** „ xiiii.* 

„ Prajccntoris, x."** i."'^ 

„ Thcsaurarii. x."^ i."^ 

Cancellarii, iv.** „ viii.* 

„ Archidiaconi, . . viii.** „ xvi.» 

„ Magistri Thoma; 

Cantok, v."*' „ di."** 

„ Maur. O'Sowlevan, iii.*^ „ iiii.* 

D". Artchcr, . . lx.» „ vi.* 

Nich*. Mathug, . viii."^ „ x.* rii.* 

Nicholai Drayton, t."^ „ di."^ 

„ dc Dunlcsk, . . Ix.* „ vi.« 

3. A. I). 1563. By CommwioMn cf Quaen EHtubtih. 

Episcopatufl, £26 13 4 

Dccanatus, - 13 4 

Pneccntoriatus, . 2 13 4 

Archidiaconatus, 5 10 

Pnubenda de Y»ir Ix)ni_. . 5 10 
All sterling money. 

SnOCISSIOM OP BIBH0P8. 

About A. D. 448. The founder and fint bishop waa St 
AiLBB, a naUve of the district called Ely O'Carroll, who 
has been considered one of the earliest preachers of 
Christianity in Ireland. He is celebrated by numerous 
writers as a person of great piety, wisdom, and humility ; 
and became a friend and fuUow-labourer of St. Patrick 
and St. Declan in the conversion of the southern Irish. 

There is much uncertainty about the period when 
he commenced his ministry, and likewise respecting 
that of his death: for the accounts given by ancient 
writers difler considerably on these points. The learned 



84 EMLY. 

Archbishop Ussher was of opinion that Ailbe was ante- 
rior to St. Patrick. 

He is said to have attained a very great age, and to 
have died on September 12, A. D. 527 [some have said 
A.D.541], and to have been buried in his church ofEmly. 
His festival is still observed there on September 12. He 
was author of " A Rule for Monks," which is believed 
to be still extant in manuscript. [Ware.] 

The list of St. Ailbe's successors, up to the arrival of 
the English in the twelfth century, is imperfect; yet it 
is far more full than those of many other of the dioceses 
of Ireland : but we can ascertain few or no particulars of 
the personal history of those prelates. Sometimes we 
find them called *' Bishops," sometimes " Abbats," and 
sometimes " Archbishops." Their names, so far as Sir 
J. Ware was able to ascertain them from the ancient 
Irish annalists, are as follows : 

660. CoNAiNG O'Dathail (or O'Daly), called " Abbat of 
Emly,"and"ComorbanofSt.Ailbe."Hediedin660or661. 

707. CoNAMAiL M'Carthaig. He died in this year. 

718. Cellach died this year. 

778. Senchai or Seanchair died. 

784. Cuan died in this year, or in 786. 

819. Skctabrath died. 

825. Flan M'Famchellaic died. 

850. Olcobar M'Kinede, King of Cashel in 846, as well as 
Bishop of Emly, " a great warrior and conqueror of the 
Danes," died, 

857. Mands M'Huargasa died. 

872. Coknfelad, or " Kinfeoladh Fitz Mutioan, Lord of 
Caisil, and Archbishop of Imleagir [O'Flaherty] , King 
of Cashel and Bishop of Emly, died. 

882. RuDGALL M'FiNGAiL died. 

887. Con Cenmathair died. 



BISHOPS. 85 

889. OwKM M*CoKNFKLAD, called Prince of Emly and 

Bishop, was slain. 
895. Maelbrigid, the son of Prolect, " a holy man and 

Archbishop of Munster," died. 
898. MiscELDs, or O'Mbicselbb, died. 
903. Flav MOomail died. 
912. TiBRAiD M'Maslfoi, called alto "Prince of Emlj," 

died. 

941. ROCADHA M'SCANLAIN died. 
953. HuARACU died. 
957. Makl Kkllacu died. 
981. Fbolam M'Cellau) died. 
990. Cbm-faoa died. 

1003. CoLUMB M'Laobvah died. 

1020. CoEMAC OTuiH, ** the most learned Biahop of Mon- 
ster," died. 

1027. Sbrbrsthac died. 

1040. Makl Fi.nan died. 

1047. O'Flakcuua died. 

1047. O'SiTDHA, Bishop of Emly, waa slain in battle by 
Turlogh O'Brien, in this year. [Annala of InniafaUen.] 

1049. Clothha Muutkbcb died. 

1075. Masl Moroa died. 

1093. Makl-Isa CHARACUTAn died. 

1114. DaiemitO'Fltmv, Bishop of Emly, died. [D'Alton's 
Annals of Boyle, toI. ii. p. 199.] 

1122. O'LioBAidied. 

1123. Mabl Mobda M*IjKn4>iMiAi raeeeeded. In his time 
Emly was plundered ; and St. Ailbe's mitre, a relic long 
preserved with the utmost veneration, was burned. The 
Bishop saved his life by flight. 

1152. GiLLB AN CoMDEu O'Aroilui., Called by Latin writers 
*<■ Dcicola," was Bishop, and aisiatcd at the Synod of 
Kells, which waa holden this year. 



86 EMLY. 

1163. Mael-Isa O'Lagknan, " Bishop and Abbatof Ernly," 
and likewise Abbat of Bellagh-Conglais, died at Emly in 
this or the following year. 

1172. O'Meicstia, or O'Meicselbe, died. 

1177. Charles O'Buacalla, Abbat of Mellifont in the 
County of Louth, succeeded to this see ; but died there 
within a month of his elevation. 

1177. Isaac O'Hamery succeeded. 

1192. Reginald O'Flanua was Bishop in this year, when 
his cathedral was burned down. He died in 1197. 

1197. The name of Reginald's next successor has not been 
found. 

[1210. William, a Canon of Emly, was elected Bishop in 
this year ; but the Pope annulled his election, on the 
ground of some irregularities attending his ordination, 
viz. his having received the three Orders in one day.] 

1212. Henry, a Cistercian monk, Abbat of Bindenin Dor- 
setshire, was consecrated this year. He obtained from 
King John, for his town of Emly, the privilege of hold- 
ing fairs and markets. After governing the see upwards 
of fourteen years, he died in 1227. 

1228. John Collingham, Chancellor of this cathedral, was 
elected by the Dean and Chapter, and was confirmed by 
the Pope, though without the King's license. For some 
time King Henry III. refused to acknowledge him as 
Bishop ; but Collingham appealed to the Pope ; a com- 
mission of inquiry took place, the King found himself 
worsted in the contest, and eventually he yielded, and 
restored the temporalities. 

1236. Christian succeeded, under the King's conge (felire 
directed to the Dean and Chapter, on June 14th ; and 
was confirmed on October 28, 1237. He is said to have 
been a great benefactor to his church. 

[One Daniel, Prior of St. John's without Newgate, 



BISHOPS. 87 

London, appears to have obtained the King^ MWnt as 
Bishop elect ofEmly, in 1238; but there is no proof 
that he ever waa admitted or consecrated ; and Christian 
remained in poaseauon till his death in 1249.] 

1249. Gilbert O'Dovbbtt (O'Dohbett ?), Dean ofEmly, 
was elected by the Chapter, Agreeably to the Royal 
license dated December 12; but he was not confirmed 
by the King until October 11, 1251. He died on Oc- 
tober 9, 1265. 

1266. Flobbmcb, a native ofEmly, a Canon of the oathe- 
dral, succeeded (probably by the Pope's provision). He 
was consecrated about Whitsuntide of this year ; and, 
dvinf; at the oloee of 1271, was baried in his cathedral. 

1272. M ATTHBW MKxoRMAM, Archdeaoon of Emly, was con- 
firmed as Bishop, by patent dated June 18; and was 
consecrated in August following. He sat only two years 
and a few months. 

1275. Davio O'Cussr (O'Cdsbt, or OTdssiob), a Cister- 
cian monk, Abbatof Holycross in the County Tipperary, 
was elected on June 24, and was confirmed by patent on 
August 2. He died in June, 1281. 

1282. WiLUAM DB CuFFOBD, an Englishman, Escheatorof 
England, was consecrated to this see in 1282. The pro- 
fits of his bishopric were setaed by the King in 1299, 
for some debts due to him by Clifiurd while he held the 
office of Escheator. He died in England, in 1306. 

1306. Thomas Cavtok, a native of England, became a Pre- 
bendary of Kilkenny ; afterwards a Canon of Emly ; and 
in 1302 the King conferred on him a prebend in the 
church ofCasheL His patent of confirmation in this 
bishopric is dated September 4, 1306; and he was con- 
secrated the same year, in Christ Church, Dublin, with 
great honor, all the elders of Ireland being present He 
gave a great and sumptuous feast, first to the rich and 



88 EMLY. 

afterv^ards to the poor. [See Camden's Annals.] He 
likewise held the high office of Chancellor of Ireland 
with his bishopric. He sat here but a short time, dying 
on February 3, 130f . 

1309. William Roghenkd, or Roughead (Ruffhead), 
Dean of Emly, succeeded. While riding to his church, 
he fell from his horse and broke three of his ribs ; but 
recovered from the accident, and survived it eight years. 
He died in 1335, and was buried in his cathedral. 

1335. Richard le Wallets (Walsh, or Wallis), was 
elected, and was consecrated in this year. He joined 
with his Metropolitan in opposing the levy of a subsidy 
from the goods of the clergy, which had been granted by 
the King without the Church's sanction being obtained. 
He sat about twenty years, and died in October, 1355. 

1356. John Esmond, Archdeacon, and afterwards for a 
short time Bishop, of Ferns, succeeded by the Pope's 
provision ; and was restored to his temporalities by the 
King, on April 27. He died on April 4, 1362. 

1362. David was Bishop; of whom we know nothing for 
certain, with regard to his election or consecration ; ex- 
cept that on his death, in the following year, the Pope 
appointed a successor, viz. : 

1363. William, Archdeacon of Emly. He was restored to 
his temporalities by the King, on October 11. He was 
Vicar-General, or Commissary, to the Archbishop of 
Caahel during his absence in foreign parts. Ware states, 
that he held the see of Emly thirty years, being known 
to be living on December 17, 1393; but the time of his 
death is not ascertained; nor, perhaps, the name of his 
immediate successor. An instrument by this prelate, 
dated A. D. 1380, has appended to it a Seal, bearing a 
sitting figure of our Saviour in the act of blessing ; be- 
neath which, between two shields charged respectively 



BISHOPS. 89 

with the arms of England and a plain croes, is a Bishop 
in the attitude of kneeling, mitred, with crozier in hand. 
No inscription is discernible. [J. Graves.] 

1422. Nicholas, Bishop of Emly, died. The date of his 
appointment, or consecration, has not been found. Upon 
his death, it appears that the Pope bestowed this see 
upon four different persons in succession : namely, John 
Rishbury, an Augustinian ; Robert Windele, a Francis- 
can ; Thomas Burgh, an Augustinian ; and liobert Port- 
land, a Franciscan. But there is no proof that any one 
of them was consecrated or put into possession ; and the 
revenues, for about nine yean, were returned into the 
King's Exchequer. 

1431. Thomas Buigh, an Angustinian Canon, one of the 
above-named four persons, was elected Bishop : and was 
consecrated at last, in this year. He sat twelve yean, 
and died in 1443. 

1444. CoBNKUUs O'CcKUs, or O'Ricaus, a Franciscan 
friar, was advanced to this see on October 6, the Pope 
having previously named another person, vis. Bobert of 
England, a Franciscan. As soon as he was consecrated, 
the Pope sent him into IreUnd as Nuncio, directing him 
to collect money there for carrying on the war against 
the Turks. In 1448 he was translated to Clonfert 

1448. CoRKELics O'MuLLBDT (or O'Mdllalt), a Franciscan 
friar, by order of the Pope, exchanged the see of Clon- 
furt for that of Emly, on August 29. 

1451)? William O'Hkdiav succeeded, by Papal provision, 
in or about this year. In 14G8 the Pope made him Prior 
Commendatory of the monastery of Kells, although the 
Prior of that house was living. We do not know the 
time of his death, nor who succeeded him. 

MUNSTKR.] V 



90 EMLY. 

1494. Philip, Bishop of Eraly, died in this year. We know 
nothing more concerning him. 

[1494. DoNAT O'Brien, LL. D. was appointed by the Pope's 
provision, upon the death of" Philip, on November 10, 
in this year ; but it is not known for certain that he was 
ever consecrated.] 

1498. Charles Mac Brien, one of the Canons of Emly, 
was advanced to the bisliopric, by Papal provision, dated 
April 30. It is not known how long he sat. 

1507. Thomas Hurley (or Orley) was consecrated in 
1507. He was an eminent canonist. He died at a very 
advanced age, in 1542, and was buried in his cathedral. 

1543. ^NEAS O'Hiffernan (or O'Hernan), a native 
of the County of Limerick, became a Knight of St. 
John of Jerusalem, and Preceptor of the Hospital of 
Any in the County of Limerick. In 1541 he surren- 
dered his Hospital to King Henry VHI. and received a 
pension of £28 17«. Sd., by a grant dated June 30. [Rot. 
Pat. 33 Hen. VIII.] He was appointed by the King, 
by a conge cCelire directed to the Dean and Chapter, 
dated April 6, in virtue of Letters of Privy Seal, dated 
on October 8, preceding. [Cod. Clar. 36.] He go- 
verned the see about ten years. A favourable report is 
given of him by the Lord Deputy, St. Leger, in State 
Papers, vol. iii. p. 397. 

1553? Raymund dk Burgh, an Observantine Franciscan 
friar, succeeded. He died on July 28, 1562. Some wri- 
ters say that he was buried in a monastery of his Order 
at Adare, in the County of Limenck ; others, at Athenry, 
in the County of Galway. 

166- ? The name of Raymund's immediate successor is not 
known. The see was vacant in 1568. 

In the year 1568 this see was united to that of Cashcl by 



DKANS. \)\ 

Act of Parliament; and Jamee M*Caghwell, at that time 
Archbiishop, iK'cume also Bishop of Emly. (See p. 78.) 
From tliie period the series of prelates is continued under 
the diocese of Cashel. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

I have not been able to ascertain at what period the Chapter 
was constituted. In the time of Pope Boniface VIII. 
A. D. 1302, it was composed of a Dean, Pncccntor, 
Chancellor, Treasurer, Archdeacon, and six Prebenda- 
ries ; the only prebend then nofiMtf is Dunlcske (now 
Doone) ; the rest are designated by the names of the per> 
eons who held them at that time. 

From a MS. account of oertun Boifol VinUUiotii^ in 
Trinity College, Dublin (b. 3. 14), it appears, that in 
the time of Archbishop Miler Magrath almost all the 
dignities and prebends were vacant I Another ominous 
entry in a H^^al VisUaiion Book of this period informs 
us, that " the CEconomy Fund, of twenty marks, is di»> 
(K>scd of by the Archbishop as he pleases.* [K. I. A.] 

At the present time the Chapter consists of a Dean, 
Pnccentor, Chancellor, Arcbdeaoon, end five Prebendar 
ries. The treasurership, having been plundered of all 
its revenues, has not been filled up since tlie time of 
Archbishop Magratl>(a): but there appears no reason 
why the C: '' 1>e made to suffer the lose 

of one of i; ^ the appointod support of 

that member has been unjustly tttken away. 

The prebend of Divert Laurence had been for centuries 

(a) We leara rrom Lb Kere^ p. I6S, Uist the naw caUmit; bdU tiMcatlwdnl 
uTUDoidB, aboot dKUmeof the Befcnutioo. He CmuhI to Hh dnplar RigU- 
irra Umw wonb, " Abn|ilo oawi KrdiSIa thMaaw, dciiit TiMMaraitt mum." 



92 EMLY. 

annexed to the archbishopric, until the recent Church 
Temporalities Act disunited it, and gave its revenues to 
the Ecclesiastical Commissioners ; and the prebend of Dol- 
lardstown has always been annexed to the archdeaconry. 
The Dies natus of this Chapter is the 11th of Septem- 
ber ; on which day alone they were bound to receive, as 
of right, the Visitation of the Bishop. (Probably the 
12th, the festival of St. Ailbe, is meant.) [Ch. Book.] 

SEAL. 

A seal of the Dean and Chapter, dated 1739, is engraved in 
Harris's Ware. In the year 1849, an ancient seal of this 
Chapter was accidentally dug up in the neighbourhood. 
It is of brass, of circular form, about the size of a crown 
piece. It contains the figure of a large church, sur- 
mounted by a spire ; and is inscribed, sigillvm capitvli 
iMELACENSis. The seal is not in good preservation. It 
is at present in private hands. 

DEANS. 

1219. D appears as the initial of the Dean's name. 

[Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1221, and 1227. P [Ibid.] 

1240 {circa). W [Ibid.] 

1245. Gilbert O'Doherty was Dean: in 1251 he was una- 
nimously elected by the Chapter their Bishop. [Ware 
and Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1295. Philip is Dean. [MS. T. C. D. f. i. 18.] 

1305. William Roghened (or Roughead) was Dean; and 
in 1309 was raised to the bishopric of this diocese. 
[Ware and Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1542. DoNOGH Ryan was appointed by the King, on August 
24 ; *• the place being vacant, because the present incum- 
bents, Richard M'Bryan, and WiUiam O'Hurley, held 
from the Pope." [Pat. Roll of this year.] 



DEANS. 98 

1602. DoNAT HooAH, Dean, died. [Cod. Clar. 46.} 

1602. Hugh Hooah succeeded: he was living in 1622; but 
appears to have resigned his dignity some yean previous 
to his death. [Ibid.] 

Before 1608. KsmrKOT M'Briah, " an old man of eighty 
years," was Dean. [Regal Visit.] 

1608. JoHV Daruso, M. a. presented June 22. [Rot Pat 
6Jac.I.] HewasalMPrsBoentorofCashel. [Reg. Vis.] 
He died in 1620. 

1620. Edward Warrbw, M. A. a Prebendary ofCashel; 
presented Nov. 12. [Lib. Mun.] He resigned in 1627. 

[Query ? AiroRSW ODohillav, ** elected by the Chapter, 
and confirmed by the Archbishop." A roll in the Re- 
gistry of Cashel states thb ; but rather vaguely, and it 
may be doubted. See A. DoncUan, under Doone pre- 
bend. See also p. 86, above.] 

1627. JoBH Crattoro, M. A. a Prebendary of Cashel ; pre- 
sented by patent dated May 11 ; installed May 21. [ff.] 

1640. WiLUAM BuRLBT, or Burleigh, M. A. a Prebendary 
of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and Vicar of Cahir ; appointed 
April 24. [Lib. Mun.] 

1666. TsMPKST Illoioworth, B. D. a Prebendary of St 
Patrick's, Dublin. His patent is dated September 19. 
He was instituted Sep. 28 ; and installed next day. [ff.] 

1669. Groros Mvhday, M. A. patent dated February 27; 
instituted March 25. 

1675. Robert Ewinob, M. A. \\\< patent is dated Sep. 4; 
instituted on Sep. 28. Ho die J u\ the Spring of 1685. 

1685. Ulysses Burqu, D. D. Pnecentor, and a Prebendary 
of Cashel ; patent dated May 9 ; instituted May 23. In 
1692 he was raised to the bishopric of Ardagh. 

1693. THOMas Smtth, D. D. patent September 19. 1692; 
instituted April 12, 1693. He held also the prebend of 
Fennor in the Cathedral of Cashel, and the praecentor- 



94 EMLY. 

ship of Clogher. In 1695 he was advanced to the bi- 
shopric of Limerick. 

1696. Richard Reader, D. D. a Prebendary of St. Pa- 
trick's, Dublin; patent, January 20; instituted June 29; 
installed July 2. In 1697 he was appointed Chancellor 
of Christ Church, Dublin ; in 1699 he gave up his chan- 
cellorship and prebend, and was made Archdeacon of 
Dublin; and in 1700 he resigned this last preferment, 
and became Dean of Kilmore. 

170f. Enoch Reader, I). D, Dean of Kilmore, exchanged 
that preferment, for this deanery and the archdeaconry 
of Dublin. Patent dated July 10, 1701. He died on 
November 9, 1709. 

1710. John Wetherby, D. D. a Fellow of Trinity College, 
Dublin; patent dated March 21 ; instituted June 10; in- 
stalled June 29. In July of this year he was made Arch- 
deacon of Connor. He resigned in November, 1713, and 
was made Dean of Cashel. 

1714. William Percival, or Perceval, D. D. (nephew of 
Sir John Perceval, father of the first Earl of Egmont), a 
Scholar of Trinity College, Dublin, Archdeacon ofCashel ; 
presented and instituted, April 30; inducted and installed, 
August 28. In 1720 he became a Prebendary of Christ 
Church, Dublin. He died in 1734. 

1735. James Adchmuty, D. D. ; patent, July 10; instituted 
August 8 ; installed next day. He resigned in the fol- 
lowing year, and was made Dean of Armagh. 

1736. John Brandreth, M. A. of Trinity College, Cam- 
bridge, who had been Dean of Armagh, resigned his 
deanery for the chancellorship of that church, in 1 735 ; 
and the next year was made Dean of Emly. Patent, 
July 13; instituted October 8; installed October 15. 
He held the deanery till 1764. 

1765. John Avebill, D.l>. a Prebendary of Armagh; 



DEANS. 95 

presented January 21 ; instituted April 19. In 1760 ho 
resigned this deanery for that of Limerick; and in 1770 
waf raised to the biahopric of that Ke. He died in the 
flame year. 
17G6. Jambs RiWlDia, D. D. (son of WUliam Hawkins, 
Ksq^ Ulster King at Arms), presented July 17. In 1767 
ho was made Chancellor of Dromorc; and in 1775 was 
raised to the bishopric of Dromorc. 

1775. William £vsLm, D. D. Chancellor of Dromore*. 
presented July 8; instituted September 7. He died in 
the following year. 

1776. RicHAKO Moors, M. A. (of Bamc, in Uio County of 
Tipperary), a King's Scholar of Westminster, was elected 
to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1768. Patent dated 
June 6 ; iiutitutcd June 29. He held tKu dignity forty> 
two years, till his death in June, 1818. 

1818. Hkkry Vebkt Fitzgerald, LL. D. (son of Catharine, 
first Baroness Fitagerald and Vescy), praaented July 6; 
instituted July 8; installed July 11. Ho held prefer- 
ment in the diocese of Kilmacduagh at this time. He 
resigned on Jan. 1, 1826 ; and was made Dean of Kilmore. 

1826. Thomas Philip Lipamo, M. A. (afUrwmrds LL. D. 
orduned Deacon, by the Bishop of Clonfert, April 30, 
1809). Presented January 5; instituted April 18; in- 
stalled April 21. A man of moet amiable disposition, 
great benevolence, and a highly cultivated mind ; he was 
also an excellent and impressive preacher. Ho had been 
for some years Chaplain to the Military School in the 
Phoenix Park, at Dublin. In 1823 he was made Rector 
of Abinglon, in this diocese. He died on June 24, 1845 ; 
and was buried at his parish of Abington. 

At his death the appointment to the deanery was bus- 
pcnded by Act of Council, and the reventics were trans- 
ferred to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. But in 



96 EMLY. 

September of the same year the suspension was removed, 
under the provisions of the Act 4 & 5 Will. IV. c. 90, 
sect. 2, the income being still retained by the Commis- 
sioners. 
1845. Brabazon William Disney, B. D. Archdeacon of 
Raphoe, and Rector of Stackallan, in the diocese of 
Meath ; patent dated September 20 ; instituted October 
11. He has published a volume of " Occasional and 
Practical Sermons." 8vo. 1847. 



PRECENTORS. 

I have not been able to meet with a single name of the early 
Praecentors. 

1607. The place was vacant. [Reg. Vis.] 

1608. Randal Hurley was appointed Praecentor by the 
Crown, on December 3, " notwithstanding his minority 
and defect of clerical Orders." [Rot. Pat. 6 Jac. I.] 

1615. Randulphus Hurley, " a Student in the College" 
(viz. of Dublin), appears. [Reg. Vis.] In 1622 we find 
him Curate to the Dean and Chapter of Killaloe, de- 
scribed as " a Native, brought up in the College of Dub- 
lin, one of good life and learning." [Bishop Ryder.] 

1620. Robert Jones, M. A. (ordained Deacon and Priest, 
on March 13, 162§), was presented, by the Crown, to this 
praecentorship, and the prebend of Killenegenoge, in the 
diocese of Cork, on July 5. [Lib. Mun.] He appears 
to have been again presented, on June 23, 1628, and 
installed on July 24. [Reg. Vis.] He held this dignity 
in 1641, perhaps longer. In the Rebellion of that year 
he was plundered of property amounting to £1510, be- 



PRECENTORS. W 

sides his living, worth £140 per annum. [MS. T.C.D. 

F. 2. 14.] 

1661. Richard Burgh, D. D. collated April 5. [fp.] 

1662. Ulysses Bubgu, M. A. a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin; admitted September 27. He was likewise a 
Prebendary of CasheL We tind him ooUated again, on 
October 7, 1663. [Ibid.] In 1667 he obtained a pre- 
bend in the church of Limerick ; in 1685 he haoarae 
Dean of Emly ; and in 1692 Bishop of Ardagh. 

1685. Richard Burgh, Jun. M. A. (who was ordained Deft- 
con, May 3, 1G85; Priest, May 10); collated May 20; 
installed May 29. He was elected Proctor for the Chap- 
ter to the Convocation of 1704. In 1690 he obtained a 
prebend in the church of CasheL He held thete prefisr^ 
ments (one of them fiily-four yean) till his death in 
1739. 

1739. Charlrs Massit, M.A. Chancellor; collatad Deo. 
27. He held this dignity uU 1766. 

1766. John Srtmour, M. A a Prebendary of Cashel, and 
Chancellor of Emly ; ooUated August 19. Ho died on 
August 14, 1795. 

1795. WiLUAMBxvsoar, M. A. of Oxford, Chancellor; col- 
lated August 14. 

1814. Gboror Madobr, LL. D. Chancellor; collated March 
15. He died in 1841. 

1841. RoBRRT Bkll,'D.D. a Scholar of T.C. D.; ooUated 
December 18. 

For many years Dr. Bell was master of the Endowed 
School of Clonmel. He died at Clonmel on March 24, 
1845; and was buried in his church of Bally brood. 

1845. WiLUAM IIkrry Bagnkll, B. A. a Vicar Choral of 
Cashel, and licctor of Ballintemple ; collated September 
10. He died on June 14, 1847, aged 71. 

1847. Hkhrt Posr, B. A.; collated in September. 

MUNSTBR.] O 



98 EMLY. 



CHANCELLORS. 

1227. John Collingham was Chancellor, when he was, in 
this or the following year, elected Bishop of the see. [See 
the Bull of Pope Gregory in Prynne's Records, vol. iii. 
p. 77.] 

1266. Laurence of Dunlac is mentioned as being Chan- 
cellor; in this year he was elected Bishop; but the 
election was not accepted, and another candidate was 
consecrated to the see. [Ware.] 

1563. Thomas Ryan (or O'Mdlryan), was presented by 
the Crown, on June 15. [Lib. Mun.] 

1607. The dignity was vacant. [Reg. Vis.] 

1608. Edmund Hurley was presented by the Crown on 
December 3, notwithstanding his minority and defect of 
clerical Orders. [Rot. Pat. 6 Jac. I.] In 1615 he is men- 
tioned as being " a student in the College of Dublin." 
[Reg. Vis.] 

1620. Thadjeus orTEiGE O'Grady, B. A. (ordained Deacon 
and Priest, March 13, 1612,) presented by the Crown on 
July 16 ; instituted September 13, 1622. He was Chan- 
cellor in 1641, at which time the Rebels compelled him 
to turn to Popery. [MS. T. C. D. f. 2, 14.] 

1661. John Cripps, M. A. collated March 27. [ff.] 

He held the dignity in 1679, and possibly to a much 
later period. John Cripps appears in the Chapter Books 
as Chancellor in 1707 and 1718; and Massey, who was 
collated in 1727, is said, in his titles, to have succeeded 
" on the death of Cripps." If this mean the same John 
Cripps, he held the Chancellorship during the unprece- 
dented period of sixty-six years. 

1727. Charles Massey, M, A. a Scholar of T. CD. ; col- 
lated October 7. He resigned on December 27, 1 739, 



CHANCELLORS. 09 

and was mode Prsccntor. He was appointed Dean of 
Limerick in 1740. 

17|^. Alexander Macdoitkkll, M. A. a Vicar Choral of 
Cashel; collated and installed January 28. In 1747 he 
obtained the prebend of Kilbragh, in Cashel. 

1750. BoYLB Tbavbrs, D. D. a Prebendary of St. Patrick's, 
Dublin, and also a Prebendary of Kildare ; collated Fe- 
bruary 23. He died in 1759. 

17G5. JoHV Sktmour, M. A. appears. [Ch. Book.] lie 
was a Prebendary of Cashel at this time. In the next 
year he resigned, and was made Prseoentor. 

17G6. John Doylb, M. A. Archdeacon of Kilmacduagh, and 
a Prebendary of Clonfcrt; collated August 19. He died 
in November, 1 7G9 ; and was buried at CasheK in the 
same vault with Archbishop Whitcombt- 

1770. IIbmrt Uatly, M. A. collated Maid) 2. He died 
in 1775. 

1775. Frederick Trench, M. A. aPrebendary of Kilkenny; 
collated June 2. He died in 1790 or 1791. 

1791. WiLUAM Rbksosi, M. A. collated March 11 ; installed 
March IH. In 17*J5 he resigned, and was made Pre- 
oentor. 

1795. Thomas Utav, M. A. collated August U; instuilcd 
August 19. He died on June 10, 1807. 

1807. WiLUAM Halb8,D. D. formerly a Fellow of T. C. D. 
and Professor of Oriental Languages in the University ; 
collated August 21 ; installed August 29. On Nov. 8, 
1 7>7, he was instituted to a Coll^pe living, the rectory 
of Killeshandra, in the diocese of Kihnore. 

Dr. Hales is well known to the literary and scientific 
world by his learned publications, namely : 

1. Doctrina Sonorum, ex Newtoni optimorumque 
Physicorum scriptis. 4to. Dublinii^ 1778. 

2. Analysis iEquationiun. 4to. IhUflmii^ 1 7t$-l. 



100 EMLY. 

3. On the Doctrine of the Pope's Supremacy. 8vo. 
Dublin, 1787. 

4. On the modern State of the Church of Rome, &c. 
8vo. Dublin, 1788. 

5. The Monstrous Repubhc; or, French Atrocities 
pourtrayed. [Anonymous.] 8vo. London, 1799. 

6. Dissertation on the principal Prophecies repre- 
senting the Divine and Human Character of our Lord 
Jesus Christ. 8vo. 17 — . Second Edition, 8vo. London^ 
1808. 

7. A new Analysis of Chronology. 3 vols. 4to. Lon- 
don, 1809-12. Second Edition, 4 vols. 8vo. London, 
1830. 

8. A Synopsis of the Signs of the Times. 8vo. Dub- 
lin, 1817. 

9. Faith in the Holy Trinity the Doctrine of the 
Gospel. 2 vols. 8vo. London, 1818. 

10. Abridgement of a Correspondence between the 
Courts of Rome and Baden, respecting the Appointment 
of Baron Wessenberg. 8vo. Dublin, 1819. 

He died in 1831. 

1831. John Charles Prince, M. A. an Englishman, edu- 
cated at Winchester School and at Brazen Nose College, 
Oxford ; collated June 28 ; installed July 2. He re- 
signed in 1835. 

1835. Benjamin Holfobd Banner, M. A. Praecentor of 
Cashel ; collated April 2 ; installed April 4. He is the 
present Chancellor. 



ARCHDEACONS. 101 



TREASURERS. 



It is evident that, in ancient times, this Dignitary formed a 
part of the Chapter ofEmly. (See above, p. 91.) I 
do not find at what period the office went into disuse, 
nor the names of any persons who held it. In the year 
1615 the Royal Visitors describe it as ** Deserts, Tasta, 
et ignota, nullius valoris," or, as in another book (tran- 
scribed on a roll in (^ashel Registry), **Deserta Dignitas, 
vastata, nullius valoris.** One Regal Visitation Book, 
without date, but of the time of Archbishop Magrath, 
states Theodosius Mao Brien to be Treasurer ; but the 
Cashel Roll calls him Archdmeim, 



ARCHDEACONS. 

1194 to 1220. LuKB, Archdeacon of Emiy, u witness to a 

grant made by Hugh De Lacy to the Convent of St. 

Thomas, in Dublin, during the incumbency of Simon, 

Bishop of Meath. [Charts:, PriTilegia, dc. p. 17.] 
1220. S. is the initial of the Archdeacon's name. [MS. 

T.C.D. F.I, i8,] 
1227-40. Nicholas db Brkthwhx, or Bkittiuill, appears. 

[Ibid, and C<A. Clar. 46.] 
1272. Matthew M'Ooemav was Archdeacon; and in this 

year was elected Bishop of the diocese. [Ware and Cod. 

Clar.] 
1305. Adam db Havdoh. [MS. T. C. D. r. i, 18.] 
1316. John Roqhbvbd, or Ruhbvbd. [Ibid.] 
133.'). Mal'ricb Wolpb was appointed in this year. [Ibid.] 
1355. Hknry White. [Ibid.] 



102 EMLY. 

1361. Henry Fitz Richard. [Ibid.] 

1363. William, the Archdeacon, was in this year raised to 
the bishopric of Emlj, which he filled for more than 
thirty years. [Ware.] 

1560. Dermot O'Mulrian was presented by the Crown, on 
December 1. [Lib. Mun.] 

1612. John Steere, M. A. an Englishman, was presented 
by the Crown. [Lib. Mun.] He was also made Trea- 
surer of Ardfert at the same time; and in 1617 was 
raised to the bishopric of Kilfenora. 

1615 (?) Theodoric (or Theodosius) Mac Brien, "an 
old man of eighty years." [Reg. Vis.] 

161|. Gerald Fitzgerald, M. A. (ordained Deacon and 
Priest, September 18, 1615), appointed by the Crown 
on March 23, "it being vacant by defect of a proper in- 
cumbent, or by lapse:" instituted May 12; installed 
June 8. [Reg. Vis.] 

1638. William Hamilton, collated September 17. [ff.] 

1661. James South, B. D. admitted July 16. 

1667. William Hamilton, M. A. Prebendary of Killar- 
driffe, in Cashel, appears. He died in 1682, and his 
widow having gone with her two daughters to reside out 
of Ireland, had all her property confiscated by King 
James II. in 1689. 

1682, John lk Hunte, M. A. Chancellor of Cashel ; collated 
June 28 ; installed July 23. In 1689 he was attainted 
by King James. He died in 1697. 

1697. John Hickey, M. A. collated June 10; installed June 
26 ; at the same time he was appointed Chancellor of 
Cashel. He died on September 14, 1723; and was bu- 
ried in St. John's churchyard, Cashel. 

172 J. John Wetherby, D.D. Dean of Cashel, and formerly 
Dean of Emly; collated January 16; installed January 
18. He died in 1736. 



ARCHDEACONS. 103 

1736. James M0LLE8, Clk. Prebendary ofNcwchape!, in 
Caahel ; collated October 13; installed October 15. He 
died in 1739 or 1740. 

1740. Chbistophkb Isaack, M. A. Prebendary of Killenel- 
lick ; collated February 29. He died in 1766. 

1706. Edwabd Moobb, D. D. collated July 6. He died in 
1782. 

1782. Charles Agar, B. A. afterwards M. A. of Christ 
Church, Oxford (son of James Agar, M. P. for Gowran, 
County of Kilkenny), was Rector of Tipperary, in 1781. 
He was collated March 25. He resigned in July, 1788, 
and became Prebendary of Killenellick. 

1788. Garrett Wall, M. A. formerly Treasurer of Caahel; 
collated August 6 ; instailfid tame day. He died in No- 
Tcmber, 1820. 

1821. John Jerb, D. D. was l^m at Drogheda, on Sep. 27, 
1775. His grandfather, of the ancient family of Jcbbt 
of MangHcld, in Nottinghamshire, came into Ireland and 
settled at Drogheda as a merchant. He went to school, 
first at Celbridge, afterwards at the diocesan school of 
Dcrry. He became a Scholar of Trinity College, Dublin, 
in 1794; B. A. in 1796; M.A. in 1801; D.D. in 1821. 
He was ordained Deacon, by Bishop Young of Clon- 
fert, on February 24, 1799; was Curate of Swanlinbar, 
diocese of Kilmorc, in July 1799; ordained Priest, by 
the Bi:ihop of Kilmore, on December 22, 1799. [Reg. 
Kilmore.] In January 1802, he became Curate of Mo- 
gorban, in the diocese of Cashel. In July 1805, he was 
appointed Rector of Kiltinan. In Juno 1810, he be- 
came Rector of Abington in this diocese, and Preacher 
of Coslicl cathedral. He was collated to this archde»> 
conry on January 19. In 1823 he was promoted to the 
bishopric of Xtmmci:, where sec a further account of him. 



104 EMLY. 

The following published works attest his literary habits, 
his talents, and devotion to the Church(a). 
1823. Hon. Henry Pakenham, M. A. afterwards D. D. 

(a) 1. A Sermon before the Association for Discountenancing Vice, in Ja- 
nuary 1803 ; with Notes and Illustrations. 8vo. Dublin, 1803. 

2. Sermons, on Subjects chiefly practical 8vo. 1815. 2nd Edition, 8vo. 
1816. 4th Edition, 8vo. 1832. 

8. A Sermon at the Opening of the Female Orphan House, Dublin. 8yo. 
Dublin, 1818. 

4. Sacred Literature, applying the Principles laid down by Bbhop Lowth to 
the Illustration of the New Testament. 8vo. London, 1820. Second edition, 8vo. 
1828. Third edition, 8vo. 1831. 

5. A Sermon on behalf of the Female Orphan House, Dublin. 8vo. London, 
1822. 

6. Practical Theology, comprising Discourses on the Liturgy, &c. ; and a 
Speech delivered in the House of Peers. 2 vols. 8vo. London, 1830. 2nded. — . 

7. A Sermon at the Primary Visitation of Richard, Archbishop of Cashel 
(private impression). 8vo. Dublin, 1822. 

8. Charge to the Clergy of Limerick, at his Primary Visitatiun. 8vo. Dublin, 
1823. 

9. Speech in the House of Lords, on the Irish Hthe Composition BilL 8vo. 
London, 1824. 

10. A Letter to the Rev. Charles R. Elrington, D. D. on the Authority given 
by the Church of England to the Books of Homilies. 8vo. 1826. 

11. Pastoral Instructions, selected from hb former Publications. 12mo. 1881. 

12. Sermon on 1 Thess. v. 17 (printed in " Original Family Sermona.") 
He likewise edited. 

Bishop Burnet's Lives, with Annotations. 8vo. London, 1833. 

Dr. Townson's Practical Discourses, with a Preface (a private impression, 8vo. 
London, 1828), 8vo. London, 1830. 

The Protestant Kempis, or, Piety without Asceticism. 8vo. London, 1880. 
2nd edition, — . 

The Remains of William Phelan, D. D. with a biographical Memoir. 8vo. 
London, 1882. 

His Life and Letters, with two pieces of Sacred Poetry, were published by his 
friend, the Rev. Charles Forster. 2 vols. 8va London, 1836. Second edition, 
1 vol. 8vo. London. 

Also, his Thirty Tears' Correspondence with Alexander Knox, Esq. 2 vols. 
8vo. London, 1884. 



CANONS. 105 

(fifth son of Edward, second Lord Longford) was edu- 
cated at Caius College, Cambridge. He was Rector of 
Bally roan, in the diocese of Leighlin, from 1813 to 1818 ; 
and in 1818 was presented by the Crown to the rectory 
of Ardbraccan, in the diocese of Meath : the Crown also 
presented him to this archdeaconry. He was instituted 
on March 14; installed the next day. In 1843 he wm 
appointed by the Crown to the deanery of St. Patrick's, 
Dublin. 
1843. Henrt Irwin, B. A. Minister of Sandford Chapel, 
near Dublin ; collated April 1 . 



CANONS, 



WHOra BTALLB ABB HOT PARTICULABUID. 

1210. William, a Canon of Emly, was elected Bishop ; but 
he was set aside by the Pope. [Ware.] 

12()6. Florrncb, a Canon, a natire of Emly. was in this 
year advanced to the bishopric. [Ibid.] 

1274. Ladrehcb Flobbhs Wallbvsu is mentioned as a 
Canon of Emly. [Prynne's Records, m. p. 172.] 

1281. Pbtbb was a Canon. [Ibid. p. 277] 

1302. Thomas Cantos, Maurice O'SuUevan, David Archer, 
Nicholas Mathung, and Nicholas Drayton, are named as 
Prebendaries, in the Taxation of this diocese made by 
order of Pope Boniface VIII. Cantok was an English- 
man ; he was a Prebendary of Cashel ; and in 1306 he was 
elected Bishop of Emly. O'SuUevan was Archdeacon 
of Cloyne at this time. 

1306. Roger Cantok ) ^ ^tum h^i t 

, ^ > are Canons. [Ibid, p. 1161.1 

Joun.Bldndel i c f J 

MUNSTER.] P 



106 EMLY. 

1498. Charles Mac Brien, a Canon, was advanced by the 
Pope to the bishopric of this diocese. [Ware.] 

1537. Thady O'Mulrian (or O'Mdlcran) was presented 
by the Crown to a canonry of Emly, with the rectory 
of Croom in the county of Limerick. [Pat. Roll, and 
Lib. Mun.] 



PREBENDARIES. 

1. DISERT LAURENCE, OR DESERT LOWRAN (NOW CALLED I8ERT 
LAURENCE). 

This prebend, from the earliest times, had been annexed to 
the bishopric ; except during one disastrous period, when 
the unscrupulous Miler Magrath alienated it from the 
see to his son Mark, as he had conferred tlie other archie- 
piscopal prebend, Glankeen, upon another of his sons, 
Redmond. [See Regal Vis. Book of 1615.] " Dotata 
est cum Vicario." [Reg. Vis. of 1633.] But on the 
death of Archbishop Laurence in 1838, it was severed 
from the see, under the Church Temporalities Act, 3 & 4 
Will. IV. c. 37, and the revenues of it were appropriated 
by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The Dean and 
Chapter now elect a fit and proper person to execute 
the duties of the Prebendary, without emolument of any 
kind. 

(elected.) 

1841. Matthew Moore, Vicar of Cahirconlish ; elected 
May 20. 

2. DOLLARDSTOWN, OR BAILINCLOGHER. 

This prebend has always been annexed to the archdeaconry. 



PREBENDARIES 107 

3. BALLTBROOD, OR BALLYBROWLB. 

This is the corps of the Praecentorship. 

4. KILMEUEGK, KILLKNELLICK, BALLUIBLUCK, OR KILLBNK- 
GEHOGB. 

1608(?) « The rectory belongs to the rectory of Galbdly ;" 
the vicarage to the reparation of the church (i. e. to the 
(Economy Fund). [Reg. Vis.] 

IGll. The King grants the " rectory or prebend of Kille- 
ncllige, with sundry othor property, to Thomaa Cant- 
well, Esq., 30th Maroh.* [Rot. Pat.] 

1C15. " The Fruits are uaurped by Marter [Miler] Roche 
and John Burgott.** [Reg. Via. Roll, in Caahel Reg.] 

1629. Lkwis Jokes, Dean of Caahel (and afterwards Bishop 
of Killaloc), was presented by the Crown, teds vaeanle, on 
May 13 [Lib. Mun.] ; and was instituted by the Primate 
on May 29 ; and installed on June 16. [Reg. Vis.] He 
continued to hold this prebend, with his bishopric, till 
the year 1637. 

1(>3J. Ambbosb Jovbs, D. D. (ton of the foregoing) pre- 
sented by the Crown, on February 17; installed Blarck 
16. In 1641 he was made Precentor of Limerick. In 
1660 he was appointed Archdeacon of Mcath; in 1665 
he was presented, by the Crown, to the rectory of Cas- 
tletown in that diooeee ; and in 1667 was raised to the 
bishopric of Kildare. 

16Gi[. EzKcuiKL Webbe, M. a. coUated February 22. [fv.] 
In 1G67 he appears as a Prebendary of Killaloe ; and in 
1669 resigned, for a canonry of Kildare. 

1669. John Thompson, M. A. a Canon of Kildare ; admitted 
September 28. In 1670 he resigned this prebend for 
that of Doone. 

1 670. Nathanael Hoylb, B. D. (query, a Fellow of Trinity 
College, Dublin ?) admitted and installed August 20. 
[ff.] In 1674 he appears aa Prebendary of Doone. 



108 EMLY. 

1675. Antony Irby, M. A. (afterwards D. D.) Treasurer of 
Cashel; collated Dec. 16. In 1689 he was attainted by 
James II. He held this prebend till his death in 1706. 

1706. Oliver Wheeler, B. A. Prebendary of Killardriffe, 
in the Church of Cashel; collated and installed May 17. 
He died in 1721, or 1722. 

1722. Christopher Isaack, M. A. a Scholar of Trinity 
College, Dublin; collated September 21. He resigned 
in the following year. In 1740 he became Archdeacon. 

172|. Henry Desmynieres, M. A. appears on February 4. 
He held this stall till his death in November, 1753. In 
1737 we find him a Prebendary of Kildare; and in 1738 
a Prebendary of Kilkenny. 

1754. John Oliver, M. A. presented by the Crown, sede 
vacante, on May 8 [Lib. Mun.] ; instituted July 18. He 
died in 1778. 

1778. Plunket Preston, M. A. formerly a Prebendary 
of Cashel; collated December 2. He died in 1788. 

1788. Charles Agar, M.A. Archdeacon of the diocese; 
collated July 23. He died on May 5, 1789. 

1789. Hon. John Ellis Agar, B. A. (second son of James 
first Viscount Clifden), was a King's Scholar of West- 
minster, and a Student of Christ Church, Oxford. He 
was collated on July 2, and installed July 4. In 1796 
he was appointed Praecentor of Christ Church, Dublin. 
He died on January 3, 1797. 

1797. Joseph Preston, B. A. (brother of the first Baron 
Tara) collated February 4. Having holden this prebend 
forty -three years, he died in 1840. 

1840. Richard Mauleverer, B. A. a Scholar of Trinity 
College, Dublin ; Rector of Tipperary ; collated May 9. 
He resigned in a few months ; and returned to his former 
benefice, Tipperary. 

1840. John Whitty, M. A. a Vicar Choral of Cashel ; col- 
lated December 31. He died, of fever, in Nov. 1846. 



PREBENDARIES. 109 

1847. Hbnry Sadlkib, M. A. Curate of St. John's, Cashel; 
collated March 1. 

5. DOON (DOONKLE8KB, DOOLB8KS, OR D001T0G050GH). 

1291. M AGISTER Kalobi appcETB as pow o wor of this prebend, 
in the Taxation of Pope Nicholas IV. In that which 
was made, eleven yean later, by Pope Boniface VIII. no 
name is given. 

156|. Const ANTi us Aylwaro, pretenied by the Crown, on 
January 9. [Rot. Pat.] He was pretented again, on 
August 24, 1563. [Lib. Mun.] 

1607(?) Vacant. [Reg. Vis.] 

160S. AvDRXW DoNSLLAH, B. A. (ordained Deacon and 
Priest, March 23, 1602) was instituted by Sir 'Ambroae 
Forth and Charles Dunn, Justices of the King's Bench, 
to the rectory of Dounalesk^ alias Doonegonogh, on 
December 13, on the King's presentation by patent dated 
December 4 ; and was inducted December 30. [Reg. 
Vis. Prerog. Office, and Pat. Roll, 6 James I.] 

1615. ** It belongs to the Archbishop's mensal, but is usurped 
by Andrew Donellan the Curate, Vicar of Pallis Gbean, 
a man able to teach in Irish." [Roll in Caahel Reg.] 
Donellan appears to have retained it till his death, in 
1639. 

16}||. Thomas Ledisham, D. D. Prebendary of Kilgobinet, 
in the church of Lismore; collated February 12 [fp.]; 
instituted February 13 ; installed February 15. In 1661 
he was made Dean of Kilkenny ; in 1662 a Prebendary 
of St. Patrick's, Dublin ; in 1663 Chancellor of Water- 
ford ; and in 1666 he exchanged hb Deanery of Kilkenny 
for that of Waterford. He died in 1670. 

1670. John Thompson, M. A. Prebendary of KiUencllick ; 
admitted September 8. [pp.] 



110 EMLY. 

1674. Nathanael Hoyle, B. D. appears. [Cashel Chap. 
Book.] He had been Prebendary of Killenellick. 

1685. John Dogherty, M. A. admitted May 19. In the 
next year he was made Praecentor of Cashel. In 1689 
he was attainted by King James II. He held this pre- 
bend till his death in November, 1714. 

1715. Henry Merrifield, M. A. collated July 6. He was 
a Vicar Choral of Cashel. In 1 720 he was appointed 
Prajcentor of Cashel. He died in October, 1727; and 
was buried at St. John's, Cashel. 

1727. Daniel Hearne, M. A. collated November 9. In the 
same year he was made Prajcentor of Cashel, but ex- 
changed that post for the archdeaconry of Cashel within 
a few months. He held this stall till his death, in Nov. 
1766. 

1767. Sir Michael Cox, Bart. M. A. succeeded Hearne 
both in this prebend and in the archdeaconry of Cashel. 
Collated September 18. He vacated in 1772. 

1772. Henry Gervais, B. A, a Vicar Choral ofLismore, 
Treasurer, and afterwards Archdeacon of Cashel ; colla- 
ted September 18. He died in 1790; and was buried 
at Lismore. 

1790. Richard Chadwick, M. A. collated July 20 ; installed 
August 4. He resigned on January 29, 1811. 

1811. Edward Labarte, M. A. collated February 5. In 
May, 1810, he had been appointed a Vicar Choral of 
Cashel. He resigned on November 21, 1812, and was 
made Rector of Kilvemnon. 

1813. Charles Philip Coote, M. A. collated May 10 ; in- 
stalled May 15. He died in 1838. During the insur- 
rectionary movement against tithes, which prevailed in 
the years 1831, &c. Mr. Coote was exposed to extreme 
difficulties and great personal danger; but his firmness 
and courage eventually overcame the opposition, and 



PREBENDARIES. Ill 

vindicated the supremacy of the law. Tliere is, how- 
ever, little doubt that hia life was shortened bj the in- 
cessant fatigue and anxiety which he underwent. 
1838. Thomas Atkivbov, M. A. a Vicar Choral of Caahel ; 
collated December 1 ; installed December 11. He is the 
present Prebendary. 

6. LATTDI. 

1551. Donald Rtax was presented by the Crown. [Lib. 

Mun. Hib.] 
1G07(?) Vacant. [Reg. Vis.] 
1G08. EuoBMB OTlavaoah, ** a man able to teach in Irish ;" 

presented by the Crown, on December 17. [Rot Pat. 

6 Jao. I. and R^. Vis. in Cash. Reg] 
1617. CuABLBs CuvTOH ; presented by the Crown, on July 

11. [Lib. Mun.] 
163}. Archbishop Hamilton held it in eontmendam [Beg. 

Vis.], probably till his death in 1659. 
1661. Gborgb Bbtcb; collated April 26. [Vis. Book.] 
1674. Patrick Hackbtt (who was ordained Deacon, on 

December 14, 1673) appears. [Dioc. Reg.] He after- 
wards became Rector of Thurles. 
167^. Ditbebuz Spratt, M.A. formerly Chancellor of 

Ardfert, and a Prebendary of Cloyne ; collated March 

20. He vacated in April, 1688. 
1691. SoLOMOB Dblavb, or Dblauvb, M.A. a Scholar 

of Trinity College, Dublin ; presented by the Crown to 

this prebend, with the benefice of Tipperary annexed, 

by patent dated January 15, 169f ; but collated by the 

diocesan to the prebend alone, on April 9, 1691. He 

died in 1731. 
1731. GbobobGbeoort, M. A. of Trinity College, Oxford? 

collated October 5. He died in 1746. * 

1746. James Barton, M.A. collated September 11 ; installed 

September 12. He was also a Vicar Choral of Cashel. 



112 EMLY. 

In 1753 the Dean and Chapter of Cashel appointed him 
administrator of the Spiritualities of the dioceses, upon 
the death of Archbishop Whitcombe. [Cashel Ch. B.] 

1765. Robert Baillie, M. A. collated May 8. He resigned 
in 1790, and was made Archdeacon of Cashel. 

1791. George Gustavus Baker, B. A. a Vicar Choral of 
Cashel; collated January 5. He held the living of Kil- 
rush, in the diocese of Killaloe, in 1796. He died on 
October 14, 1816. 

1816. John Seymour, Jun. M. A. collated November 6 [or 
27] ; installed Dec. 3. He died on August 1, 1826. 

1827. Richard Peisley Vadghan, M. A. (younger son of 

Vaughan, of Golden Grove, in the County of Tip- 

perary, Esq.) Rector of Fartagh (or Johnstown), in the 
diocese of Ossory ; collated March 6 ; installed next day. 
At his death, in 1841, the appointment was suspended, 
by an order of the Privy Council, dated July 31, 1841 ; 
and the revenues were appropriated by the Ecclesiastical 
Commissioners. 

(elected.) 

1841. Alfred Thomas Armstrong, B. A. (son of Rev. 
William Armstrong, Chancellor of Cashel), Rector of 
CuUen, was elected by the Dean and Chapter, pursuant 
to the Act of Parliament 4 & 5 Will. IV. c. 90, on Oc- 
tober 15. 

7. KILNEGENY, KILMAGENY, OR KILNEGARY. 

These designations occur in ancient records : it does not ap- 
pear exactly what this prebend was ; perhaps Ballingary, 
which is now part of the union forming the corps of the 
prebend of Killenellick ; but a Regal Visitation Book of 

•* 163|, speaks of it as " imited to the praccentorship." 
[Prerog. Office.] In the Regal Visitation Book of 1615, 
it is described as " Descrta, vasta, vacua." 



VICARS CHORAL. 113 

VICARS CHORAL. 

Although we have no direct proof that this cathedral ever 
poflsessed a college of Vicars Choral, yet something like 
presumptive evidence of such a fact appears in a docu- 
ment of the year 1380. This curious record, which is 
preserved in tlie Ormonde Muniment Room at Kilkenny 
Castle, is a letter from William, Bishop of Kmly, and 
Vicar-General of Philip, Archbishop of Cashel, notifying 
to all faithful people the fact of the excommunication of 
Kchard, Bishop of Cloyne. 

The instrument purports to be ** Datum et actum in 
ecclesift cathedrali Imelacensi octavo die mensis iebruarii 
anno dni millcsimo ccclxxx^. PrsBsentibut Dominia 
Johanne Hayr ct Henrico Edde Vioariu §edma ceA^ 
droits ImelaeenBtSt et aliis teatibus," &c, "[J. Graves.] 



KVD OP RMLV DI0CI8B. 



UUH8TEB.] 



114 WATERFORD. 



DIOCESE OF WATERFORD. 

This see is called the see of " Port-lairge" bj some of the 
Irish Annalists ; that being their name for the town and 
harbour of Waterford. 

It is believed to owe its erection to the Ostmen, who 
invaded and possessed themselves of the town, in the 
latter part of the eleventh century. Those foreigners, 
having been induced to embrace Christianity, deemed it 
advisable to place a Bishop over their place of residence ; 
and they selected Malchus, a Benedictine monk of Win- 
chester, " virum natalibus et moribus nobilem," and sent 
him to receive consecration from Anselm, Archbishop of 
Canterbury. 

The diocese of Waterford is of very limited extent. 
Its prelates early began to long for possession of the 
neighbouring lands and benefices of Lismore. Very 
serious disputes arose between the two Bishops during 
the thirteenth century. King Henry III. entertained an 
intention of uniting the two bishoprics : and though his 
design was frustrated at that time, the union was eflected 
in the year 1363. 

By the Church Temporalities Act of 1834, the sees 
of Waterford and Lismore were annexed to those of 
Cashel and Emly ; and those four dioceses are now com- 
mitted to the charge of a single Bishop. 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

In Harris's edition of Sir James Ware's History of the Bi- 
shops, is an engraving of the seal of Walter Fulbum, 
Bishop of this see, dated 1289 ; and another, of Bishop 



TAXATION. 115 

Milles, dated 1708. It ia obeenrable that the arms of the 
see differ totally in these two. 

TAXATIOS OF TUE BISBOPBIC, AND OF THB CATHEDRAL DIQ- 
KITIE8 AKD PBBBBND8. 

A. D. 1291. By Authority of Pope NichoUu IV. 

Rcdditus et proventus nostri 
(i.e. £pi8copi)tamin8pi- 
ritualibus quam in tempo- 

ralibus, . xxii.** xiii.* iiii.* Dec. xlv.» iiii.^ 
Jurisdictio et benciicm De- 
cani, viiL"** „ x.*yiii.* 

Communia Decani et Capituli, ix." „ xviii.' 

Pnebenda Pneoentoris, . . i."^ xvi.* 

„ Cancelkrii« . xx." „ li.* 

„ Thesaurarii, x\.* „ iiii.' 

„ Archidiaconi, . . x.* „ xii.' 

Jurisdictio ejusdem Arohidia- 

coni, ii."^ di. „ iiL» iiii.* 

Pnebcnda Magistri Adami de 

FuUebourn, xri.* „ xix.* q. 

,, Magistri Adanai de 

llanedoDc, xL* „ iilL* 

„ Domini Wilhelmi 
Wermenuee, ... !.■*• „ jnrL* 

A . D. 1535. By Commmumen of King Henry VIII, 

VafaMd in 1613 U 

£ $. d, £ ». d. 

Episcopatus, 72 8 1 

Decanatus, 20 00 4000 

Prwccntoriatus, 20 

Canccllariatus, .... 10 28 

Thesauriatus, ... 10 20 



116 



WATERFORD. 



Archidiaconatus £6 Not known. 

Praebenda de Kilronan, ... 10 £10 

Corbally, ... 18 200 

Rossduff, ... 13 4 100 

Ballynakill, ... 6 8 300 

„ S. Patricii de Wa- 

terford, 8 Not known. 

Bally gunner, . . 13 4 4 
All Irish money. [Reg. Vis.] 

SUCCESSION OF BISHOPS. 

A.D. 1096. Malchus was chosen by the Ostmen, the 
founders of the city, to be its first Bishop. He had been 
for some time a Benedictine monk of Winchester. Hav- 
ing been elected at a Council which was attended by 
the King of Ireland and many Bishops, he was sent by 
them into England, to be consecrated by Anselm, Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury; who performed this ceremony 
for him at Canterbury, on the 28th of December, 1096. 
Under the auspices of Malchus the cathedral was built. 
We find him still holding the see in 1110, but the year 
of his death is not on record. 

1135. Maelisa (i.e. Maol-Iosa, servant of Jesus) O'Hamike 
occurs as Bishop of Waterford in 1135 ; and is believed 
to have died in the following year. 

1152. TuiSTius, or Tostius (probably an Ostman or Dane) 
attended the Synod of Kells, as Bishop of Waterford. 

1175. AuGUSTiN, an Irishman, was appointed Bishop by 
King Henry II. [in 1175] ; and instead of being con- 
secrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, as had been 
usual, he was sent over by the King to Ireland, to receive 
consecration from his own Metropolitan. It is observed 
that this is the earliest instance of an Irish bishopric 
being conferred by a King of England. There may 



BISHOPS. 117 

be some mutakc about the date of hu appointment; for 
in A° 14 Henry H. viz. 1168, he was witness to a grant 
of land, in conjunction with Roger, Bishop of Worcester. 
[Nash's Worcestershire, voL i. p. 24.] It is unknown 
how long Augustin sat We do not hear of him afVer 
1179, when he attended the Lateran Council. 
1200. Robert (I.) is found as Bishop in the year 1200: 
but we know not when he obtained, nor when he va> 
catcd, the see. 

1204. Datio, Bamamed ** Breathnach," i. e. ** The Welch- 
man,** a kinsman of BiCler Fitshenrj, Joatioe of Ireland, 
was consecrated Bishop in 1204. Having a dispute 
with the Bishop of Lismore, respecting some property 
belonging to that see, he was murdered bj OToylan of 
the Decies [Four Maatert, and Magbeogegan's Hist], 
before it was brought to a settlement in the year 1207 
or 1209. 

1210. RoBBRT (H.) was conaeertfed by the Arehbiahop of 
Cashel, in 1210. He was a man of violent passions and 
overbearing disposition ; and voluntarily engaged in ve- 
hement disputes with the Bishop of Lismore, the parti' 
culars of which are given (from Pope Innocent the 
Third 8 Epistles) in Harris's edition of Ware. He died 
(it is said of grief, but more probably of irritation) in 
the year 1222. 

1223. WiLUAM Wacb, Dean of Waterford, raoceeded ; and 
wus confirmed by the royal assent on April 7, 1223. 

1227. Waltbb, a Benedictine monk, Prior of St John's 
Abbey, at Waterford, was elected Bishop ; and obtained 
the King's assent on August 20, 1227. It appears from 
a roll of the 16th of Henry III. (1231), that for some 
reason or other the temporalities of the see were in the 
King 8 hands at that time. Possibly Walter was then dead. 

1238. (quaere 1231?) Stepbem appears as Bishop in 1238, 



118 WATERFORD. 

and again in 1246. But neither the time of his conse- 
cration nor that of his death is now known. 

1249. Henry, Archdeacon of Waterford, being elected 
Bishop, was confirmed by the King, on March 11, 1249. 
He sat but a very short time ; for a royal license for a 
new election was issued to the Dean and Chapter on 
August 20, 1251. 

1251. Philip, Dean of Waterford, succeeded; he was re- 
stored to his temporalities in June, 1252. Like his pre- 
decessor, he held the see for a very few years. 

1255. Walter (II.) was elected by the Dean and Chapter, 
upon the King's license, dated March 28, 1254; and was 
consecrated in 1255. He died about the close of the 
year 1272. 

1273. Stephen Fulburn, a native of Fulbum in Cam- 
bridgeshire, a Hospitaller, was consecrated Bishop in 
1273. He appears to have been a man of parts and 
learning; since we find him, soon after his consecration, 
appointed Treasurer of Ireland, and subsequently ob- 
taining the high dignity of Lord Justice. While he 
held that office, he introduced some improvements into 
the Irish coinage. In 1278 he assisted at the consecra- 
tion of the new Cathedral of Norwich. [Cole.] In 1286 
he was translated to the archbishopric of Tuam. 

1286. Walter of Fulburn, Dean of Waterford, the bro- 
ther of the preceding Bishop, succeeded him in this year. 
He was a Franciscan friar, and probably a man of con- 
siderable talent, since we find that he was Chancellor of 
Ireland. He sat twenty-one years, and died in 1307. 
A drawing of his Episcopal Seal is in the Archives of 
Christ Church, Dublin. 

1308. Matthew, Chancellor of Waterford, was, by license 
from the King, elected Bishop on Feb. 7, 130^. He died 
on Dec. 18, 1322, and was buried in his own church. 



BISHOPS. 119 

1323. Nicholas Weufkd, Dean of Watcrford, was conse- 
crated Bishop on Palm Sunday in this year. Ue died 
in June, 1337. 

1 337. Richard Francis suoceded to the bishopric, and was 
restored to his temporalities in the early part of 1338. 
He sat ten years, 

1 349. Robert Elyot was dectad Bishop, and was oonse- 
crated in 1349: but ia the following year he was de- 
prived of his see by the Pope, for some cause now un- 
known. He died on March 24, anno 5** Ed w. III. [M> 
T.C.D.F. I, i8.] 

\'.\bi). RogbrCradock, a Franciscan iViur. succo< dcd Bishop 
Elyot, by the Pope's provision, in Feb. I'.'>o0; but was 
not restored to his tcmporalitivs by the King till May 
10, 1352. Ware gives an account of a high dispute 
between tliis prelate and Ralph Kelly, Archbishop of 
Cashcl, his metropolitan, attended with the personal 
violence not unusual in those barbarous times. It is 
believed that Cradock was the penon who petitioned the 
Pope to unite the two sees of Waterfof d and Liamorc. 
He sat twelve years, and then was translated to LlandafT, 
in Wales. 

WATREFORD AND LISMOKR. 

1363. TuoMAS Lb Rbts, a Canon of Lismore, and after- 
wards, viz., in 1358, Bishop of that see, became Bishop 
of Watcrford also in the year 1363, the two sees having 
been then consolidated, by the Pope's authority, con- 
firmed by tlie King, Edward III. Our prelate lilled the 
high ofiice of ChunccUor 'f* Ti« 1 nd; and died at a very 
advanced age, in 1393. 

1394. Robert Readr, M.A. a Dominican friar, succeeded, 
by a Bull from the Pope, dated September 9, 1394. Two 
years afterwards he was translated to Carlisle, and thence 



120 WATERFORD AND LISMORE. 

to Chichester: at which latter place he is reputed to have 
been at the charges of erecting the beautiful stone Cross, 
which still forms one of the chief ornaments of that city. 
He died and was burled in Chichester. 

1396. Thomas Sparkford, an Englishman, a secular priest 
of the diocese of Bath and Wells, filled these sees, but 
only for a single year, dying in June, 1397. Ware 
notices a statement of John Leland the antiquary, that 
Thomas Colby, S. T. P., a Carmelite friar of Norwich 
was appointed Bishop of Lismore and Waterford, by 
King Richard II. But perhaps this was erroneous, as 
Bishop Deping was appointed in the very same year, 
1397, " the see being vacant by the death of Thomas 
Sparkford." It appears from the Chancery Rolls, that 
Colby was Bishop of Elphin (though he is omitted by 
Ware) ; and that he endeavoured to dispossess Bishop 
Gees of this see, some years later. 

1397. John Deping, or De Ping, a Dominican friar, was 
appointed by the Pope, by a Bull dated July 11, 1397, 
and was consecrated Bishop in the same year ; but he 
only lived till February 4, 1399-1400. 

[If Thomas Colby(a), sat at all as Bishop of Water- 
ford, it must have been at this period : but we speedily 
find another prelate in possession, viz.] 

1399 or 1400. Thomas Sneli, Archdeacon of Glendaloch, 
was elected, agreeably to the King's license, dated Feb. 24. 
He held this see from 1 400 to 1405, and then was trans- 
lated to Ossory. 

1405. His successor was named Roger Appylby; of whom 
we only know that he died in 1409. [Rot. Pat. 2 Hen.VI.] 

1409. John Gees or Gkest, a Carmelite friar, D. D. of Ox- 

(a) Colby is said to have written many pieces, the titles of which are givoi by 
Ware in his " Writers of Irelan<L" See these noticed among the Bishops of 
Elphin. 



BISHOPS. 121 

ford, was appointed Bishop by the Pope, on August 23, 
1409. He is reported to have been a man of great piety 
and learning, and to have composed a work relating to 
his order, entitled " Gloria Cannolitarum," with other 
pieces, all of which are now lost. I >uring his incumbency 
he was long opposed by a rival, Thomas Colby, Bishop 
of Elphin, who professed to have a Papal Bull appoint- 
ing him to thoM sees : however, he gave up his claim in 
1421, and Geeet was left in peaoeeble poeaeaion, eo that 
on his petition to the King, his temporalitiea were at 
length restored to him, on April 16, 1 424. He died abroad 
on Dec. 22, 1425, or perhaps a year earlier. [Rot. Pat. 
9° Hen. V. and 2*» Henry VI.] 

1426. RicuABD, then Archdeacon of Lismors, sueceeded to 
the sees, by provision of the Pope, in 1426(a). Having 
governed them during twenty years, he died ob May 7, 
1446, and was buried in tlte cathedral of Waterford. A 
report of his death having been circulated in 14H8, King 
Henry wrote to the Pope, reoommending Thomas Brid, 
D. D., a Dominican friar, a« hia tueeeaaor. But this, of 
course, took no effect. 

1446. RoBBBT PoBB, supposed by Ware to have been Deaa 
of Limerick, succeeded. He died about the year 1471, 
leaving behind him a high character for chanty and hoe- 
pitality. 

1472. KicHABD Mabtim, D. D., a Franciscan friar, was ap- 
pointed Bishop by the Pope, on March 9, 1472. 

1475 or 1476. Johm Bolcomp (possibly Belcamp or Beau- 
champ), was consec r ated to these sees in 1475 or 1476, 
and died in 1478 or 1479(&). 

(a) QiHm, Milfar? 8m BoC Pst 9* Hml T. 

(I) la • ntaiB oT WMM Irteh MMlbm in Iba Kli^a haadt (A*. 8*. Edw. tV. 
1478), Um vAlne of Um Mt of Liamora, Inrlnrtiag the Mlmoa Ubuj, b Mt down 
at £488 Sj. 0^ [IIS. in T. CD. r. i. iX] 

MUNSTKB.] B 



122 WATERFORD AND LISMORE. 

1480. Nicholas O'Henisa, a Cistercian monk, Abbat of St. 
Mary's at Fermoy, succeeded, by provision of the Pope, 
on May 20, 1480. He sat but a short time. 

1482. John, who had been Rector of Baudrip, in the diocese 
of Bath and Wells, appears, from the registry of that dio- 
cese, as cited by Anthony a Wood, to have been Bishop 
of Waterford in January, 1482. 

1486. Thomas Pursell obtained the sees in 1486. He 
distinguished himself by taking care to have the ancient 
charters and other records of the church of Lismore tran- 
scribed into a register. This curious and valuable docu- 
ment, which was called the Black Book{a)y and contained 
also a rent-roll of all the possessions of the see at that 
time, amounting to £1540, besides £197 in annual chief- 
rents, is not now known to exist. It is said to have been 
lost about the year 1617 (a disastrous period to church 
documents and church property at Lismore) : but Arch- 
bishop Ussher appears to have seen it at a subsequent 
date. [See " Nicolson's Historical Library," 8°, 1 724, 
p. 111.] Another account, given by Joshua Boyle, Re- 
gistrar to the Dean and Chapter in 1663, states that it was 
burned during the late wars ; at all events, it is not now in 
possession of the see. Bishop Pursell died about 1517. 

1518 or 1519. Nicholas Comyn (a native of Limerick), 
Bishop of Ferns, was translated to these sees in 1518 or 

(a) In order to show the nature and contents of this ancient register, the fol- 
lowing copy of it3 commencement is taken from a manuscript in the British Mu- 
seum. [MS. Clarendon, 55.] 

" Jnitium Libri Niffri EceUtut LUmorenrii. 

" In Dei nomine Amen. Ad futiiram rei memoriam Incipit Registrum Ecclc- 
tam Lismorensis per Reverendum in Christo patrem Tbomam Pursell Lismor. ct 
Waterford. Episcopum extractum ex Rotulis, Uteris, et Munimentis et Archivis 
publicis ejusdem Ecdesis Lismorensis, et Scriptis aliis et Libris authentids. 
Scriptumque per Joh. Russell Burgensem ejusdem villiB de Lismore ac ejoadon 
ecctoriiB loonomum, publicum Notarium, de anno Dom. 1487." 



BISHOPS. 123 

1519. He repaired and beautiGed his cathedral church 
of Waterford. In 1544, thb Bishop forwarded to the Go- 
vernment a rental of his see : he complains that his 
manors have been alienated and plundered from him, 
and even their names changed, so that he cannot make 
out or recover them, notwithstanding his list of them in 
his register. — N. B. At this time Lismore contained a 
Prior and a convent, and a ** house of lepers." [MS. Cot- 
ton. Titus B. xi.] ** Worn out with age and infirmities," 
says Ware, he resigned his charge in July, 1551(a), 
having obtained, by writ of privy teal, a pension of 
eighty marks, to be paid out of the revenues of his see. 

1551. Patrick Waloh, a native of Ireland (a graduate of 
Bruzcn-nose College, Oxford), Dean of Waterford, was 
promoted to these sees by letter dated July 24, directing 
the Dean and Chapter to elect a fit man. The mandate 
for his consecration (and restitution of his temporalities) 
bears date August 12. It is directed to Domlnick, Bi- 
shop of Cork and Cloyne ; John, Bishop of Ross ; Robert, 
Bishop of Lcighlin ; Nicholas, late Bishop of Li^ore 
and Waterford ; and John Moore, suffragan Bishop of 
Enachdune. [Cod. Clar. 36. Lib. Mun. Uib.] He was 
consecrated on Oct. 23. He held his deanery m com' 
mmdam till the year 1566, when he resigned it on the 
score of age and infirmity. He died in 1578. 

1579. ^Marmadukb Middlbtov, who held preferment in the 
dioceses of Dublin and of Meath, was appointed Bishop by 
letters patent from Queen Elizabeth, dated May 31, 1579. 
He did not sit long here, being translated to St. David s, 

(a) AmoBK the Lralwth MSS. b an ori|^aaI bttar iililfMiiil bjr Um to Klof 
Henry VIII., oOMbs to nrign hb M d to pri c , and noomiModliig Sir BahhiMr 
Birtfar, Priwt, M. A. of Oxfcwl, fcr hfa mecMwr ; M that bo muit bar* eootm- 
l>UtedtUitlaplDrMawfMBbdbnh«pialtiatoaaratio& fCod. Lmk 60S.] 



124 WATERFORD AND LISMORE. 

in Wales, in 1582: but during his incumbency he made 
several wasteful leases of the see lands. Joshua Boyle ob- 
serves of him, that being both Bishop and Dean of Water- 
ford, and having in his keeping the Chapter seal of 
Lismore, he first began to make long leases of all the 
manors and lands belonging to his bishopric. [Reg. 
Waterford.J 

158§. MiLER Magbath, Archbishop of Cashel, was ap- 
pointed to hold these sees in commendam during the 
pleasure of Queen Elizabeth ; he had previously had a 
letter of privy seal, authorizing him to receive the reve- 
nues to his own use, dated Nov. 11, 1582 [Rot. Pat.]; 
and 80 held them from Jan. 7, 158f, to July 20, 1589, 
when the Queen appointed a Bishop. " He confirmed 
what his predecessors had done; and (so much as he 
could) alienated the rest." [J. Boyle, ibid.] 

During this period that improper transaction took 
place, by which Archbishop Magrath, in combination 
with the Dean and Chapter, alienated for ever the manor 
and see lands of Lismore, together with the castle, which 
was the Bishop's residence, to Sir Walter Raleigh, for the 
nominal annual rent of £13 Gs. Sd. This church pro- 
perty soon afterwards, viz. in December, 1602, fell into 
the hands of Sir Richard Boyle, afterwards the first Earl 
of Cork ; from whom the greater part of it is inherited 
by the Duke of Devonshire at this day. 

1589. Thomas Wetherhkad, D. D. Archdeacon of Cork, 
and of Cloyne, and Warden of the College of Youghal, 
was appointed Bishop, by patent dated July 20, 1589 ; 
and was consecrated by Archbishop Magrath. He fol- 
lowed too closely in the steps of his predecessors, in the 
matter of leasing and alienating the lands of his church. 
[J. Boyle.] He only lived until the middle of 1592. 



/ 



BISHOPS. in 

1592. MiLER Magrath again obtained these sees in com- 
merulamy by patent dated Dec. 19; and kept possession 
till Feb. 22, 160^, when he finally resigned them. 

1G08. JouN Laxcastkr, chaplain to King James I. was 
appointed Bishop, by patent dated Feb. 26, 160j. In 
consequence of the great spoliations of his sec(a) he had 
a grant from the crown, dated October 26, 1610, to hold 
til eommendam^ for life, the prebend of Fcnnor, in the 
diocese of Cashel ; the vicarages of Dunquit and Jer- 
point, in the diocese ofOssory ; the rectory of K ' "";\n, 
and prebend of Donoghmore, in the diocese < > r; 

the prebends of Effin and St. Munchin's, diuccsc of Li- 
merick; the treosurcrship of Lismore; the prebends of 
Outragh, Kilgobinct, Tullaghorton, Mora, Kilroasanty, 
and Modeligo, diocese of Lismore; the vicarages of 
Shanrahan, Ardroore, and Stradbally, in the same dio- 
ccsc ; and the prebend of Corbally, in the diocese of 
WaU'rford : — King James having specially directed, that 
besides his bishopric, he should have *' other livings to 
the value of £150, according to the rates of the First 
Fruits' Office, for his establishment, to keep hospitality." 
In 1007 the King had given him a letter under privy seal, 
dated August 7, to have the bishopric ofOssory, tftaeantf 
or as 90on as it ghouid beocnne so, or any other bishopric 
which should be void at his coming, meet for him, and 
other livings to the value of £150 a year. [Rot. Pat. 5 
Jac. I.] Notwitlistanding the above large grant, he peti> 
tioncd for, and obtained from King James, the vicarage 
of Mothel, in Lismore diocese, on account of the poverty 
of his see. [Id.] This vicarage he aAerwards resigned in 

(•) HeiUtod to the Boy! Conimiwtooer*, in 1615,tlut Um TalMof tlw (moT 
W«tMfl)cd(UdMtezoMd£40, udUuUorUMiMnXSO. He mada «nm aflbrto 
to nmfm mmm of lb* fauida, and had oNahwid the draft of an Act of ParOaoMnt 
for that porpoaa ; bat thooe cflbrta ware fattamipird bjr hb rfctpaw and death. 



126 WATERFORD AND LISMORE. 

favour of his son. [Rot. Pat. 5 Jac. I.] He died at Wa- 
terfordin 1619, and was buried in his cathedral church. 
1619. Michael Boyle, D. D. (cousin-german of Richard, 
first Earl of Cork, brother of Richard, Archbishop of 
Tuara, and uncle of Michael, Archbishop of Dublin), 
was a native of London. He was educated at Merchant 
Tailors' School, and became a Fellow of St. John's Col- 
lege, Oxford. Coming to Ireland, he was made Dean 
of Lismore, in 1614: and soon afterwards, through the 
Earl's interest(a), was advanced to this bishopric, by 
King's letter, dated July 7, 1619, and patent dated 
March 7, 16^§. He was also Archdeacon of Cork and 
of Cloyne, Chancellor of Lismore, and Treasurer of 
Waterford ; and appears to have possessed several other 

(o) The following brief statement will give some idea of the amount of Church 
patronage which this active and far-sighted Peer obtained for members of hia fa- 
mily, whom he invited over to Ireland ; besides the immense property of all kinds 
which he acquired for himself; so that, according to his own admission, having 
come to Dublin with only £27 in bis pocket, be at length made himself able to 
spend £50 a day. See a list of his estates and manors, bequeathed to bis sons, 
in Smith's History of Cork, book L ch. 1. 

Thaddtetu Boyle was Vicar of Kilpatrick, in the diocese of Meath ; and dying 
in 1595, was succeeded by Nicholas Boyle. [Lib. Mun.] 

Roger Boyle (L), of Herefordshire, had four sous, 1. AficAae/ Boyle, a mer- 
chant of London ; 2. Roger (II ) ; John ; and Hugh. 

Michael (I.) had one son named Richard, who became successively Warden of 
the College ofYoughal, in 160f ; Dean of Waterford, in 1603; Archdeacon of 
Limerick, in 1605 ; Bishop of Cork, in 1620 ; and Archbishop of Tuam, in 1638. 

Michael (I.) had another s6n, named Michael (li.), who was made Dean of Lis- 
more, in 1614 ; and Bishop of Waterford, in 1619. 

Richard, the son of the first-named Michael (of Ix>ndon), had a son named 
Michael (III.) ; who became a Prebendary of Cork, and Dean of Cloyne, in 1637 ; 
Rector of Clonpriest, in the same year ; Rector of Aherne ; Chaplain- General to 
the Forces, during the Rebellion of 1641, &c ; Bishop of Cork in 166?; Archbi- 
shop of Dublin, in 1669 ; and Primate, in 1678. 

Roger (II.), son of the first above-mentioned Roger, had an eldest son, named 
Jolm, who became Bishop of Cork in 1618. lib second son was Richard, after- 



BISHOPS. 127 

pieces ofprcfenncnt, in various dioceses, st the ssme time, 
and this by the permission and grant of the King him- 
self, dateoMarch 23, 1619-20. Ue was esteemed a man of 
excellent part3. He was twice married : Brst, to Dorothy, 

daughter of Fysshe, Esq. of Bedfordshire ; second, 

to Christian, daughter of Bellot, Esq. of Cheshire. 

Ho endeavoured, like his predecessor, to recover his sec- 
property ; " but being made incapable of action by his 
indisposed body, he died without effecting much.** [J. 
Boyle.] Dying at Waterford on Dec. 27, 1635, he was 
there interred, in his cathedral church. 
1636. John Atherton, D. D. (son of Rev. John Atherton, 
a Prebendary of St. Paul's, London), was a native of So- 
mersetshire, and a member of Pembroke and Lincoln 

w«nb EarioTOork, «boM abUitta laid tb* lb«ndatloa oT all Ibt Awtaim oThii 
family. 

L«Hr«w«ilDybwaaVkirorKIIMaa»aod XOloda, to lb* Aoom oT Ullaloa, 
in 1618. 

In 1616, Jbyw Ayl( la a Pi«b«dar7 orOojM t Md to ICti, a PNtaadarjr of 
Lianora^ 

/•ia Btfk waa Chanrannr of Doini, aada Prrbaodary of F«aa. to KtS { and 
alao bald a boMSoa of Sva pariaiiM to Iha dkMH «f Acboofj. 

JtBft«r« Beyff waa PrriMKlaiy oTTNdljreatbal, to ihadiDeaM «r OiglNr, to IStS. 

AnotlMr Btktrt BtfU waa r wbaad ai y af qwrtln i, to St. PMrick'a, Dab- 
Un, tolS4t.be. 

Thomma Btfk mm Ykat tt "nmtlmgaa, totbadtooaaaof Cctfc, to 1630; aad 
alaohcMpnfcnMOttotbadtoeaMorRoa^to 1S41. 

In 1641 JMcAarrf JbyfawaaBactoraf AgtoHia1by,aadarAgbtoifb.bothto 
the diootM of Clogma. 

At a aooMwhat latar ptriod wa flad two bfoOHn of Ibk fioaOj (sAcM MM tbqr 
were, I have not aaovtatoad) : 

1. Accord; Daaa of LtoMrick to 16S1 ; Tnaaanr of LhoKira, to 16S4 { Btabop 
of Fenu, to 1666. 

2. Rogrr, Rector of CairigaUiM, oounty of Cork, to 1661 ; aPrabcndafyof Ooffc, 
in 1661; Dean of Coib, to 166|; PnMMitor of Rom to ooa OMOtb afUnraida, 
whicb la^|w>fmant be azcbanged wltbto tba anna yaar Sir tba tnaiiii«Jil|i 
ofClofaa; BiAop of Down, to 1667 ; of dosbtr, to 1672. 



128 WATERFORD AND LISMORE. 

Colleges in Oxford. Having come over to this country, 
he became a Prebendary, and afterwards Chancellor, of 
Christ Church, Dublin. In 1634 he wag made Chan- 
cellor of Killaloe. On account of his great knowledge of 
canon law and ecclesiastical affairs, he was promoted to 
those sees by the Earl of Strafford, Lord Lieutenant of Ire- 
land, by patent dated May 4, 1636 ; and was consecrated 
in Christ Church, Dublin, on Saturday, May 28, by 
Lancelot, Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by the Bishops 
of Cork, Ardagh, and Killaloe. [Chapt. B. of Ch. Ch. 
Dublin.] He, like his two immediate predecessors, had 
royal grants to hold other preferments, in aid of his sees, 
which had been grievously impoverished under Arch- 
bishop Miler Magrath. He improved, or rather rebuilt, 
the see-house ofWaterford; and repeatedly endeavoured 
to recover some of the church property, which had been 
alienated from the sees of Waterford and Lismore, by 
different prelates during the previous century, and had 
fallen into lay hands ; but he met with determined op- 
position from the powerful families then in possession, 
and his efforts were attended with only partial success. 
See a private Act of Parliament, dated 1640, in the 
Rolls' Office, Dublin, reciting the particulars of an arbi- 
tration between the Earl of Cork and the Bishop, on this 
subject; and see many other particulars respecting his 
labours in this way, in Joshua Boyle's " View of the 
Temporalities and Spiritualities of the united Bishoprics 
ofWaterford and Lismore," a manuscript preserved in 
the Diocesan Registry ofWaterford. His crime and sad 
end are too well known. He was buried at St. John's, 
Dublin. 
1641. Archibald Adair, D. D., a Scotchman, Dean of Ra- 
phoe, and formerly Bishop of Killala (of which he had 
been deprived, for some expressions thought too favour- 



BISHOPS. ' 129 

able to the Scotch rebels), was «druioed to these sees, 
by patent dated July 13, 1641. He only had Ume to 
hold his primary visitation ; for, the rebellion breaking 
out soon afterwards, he was forced to fly into England. 
He died at Bristol, about the year 1647. 

166^. Georgb Baker, B. D. The see having been Icfl va- 
cant during the time of the Comroonwealth, was filled on 
Jan. 19, 166^, by George Baker, a native of Dublin, and 
a Fellow of Trinity College. He was coaaeerated on Ja- 
nuary 27, at St. Patrick's, Dublin, in company with eleven 
other prelates, by the Archbishop of Armagh, assisted 
by the Bishops of Raphoe, Kilmore, and Oasory. The 
Bishop of Clogher (Jones) was also present at these con- 
secrations ; but he only held the Bible for the Primate, 
and did not assist in the laying on of hands. [Elrington.] 
He died at Waterford, on Nov. 13, 1665, and was buried 
in his cathedral. 

1G66. Hugh Gorb, B. D. a native of Maiden-Newton, Dor- 
setshire, was educated at the school of Lisroorc. He 
afterwards went to Trinity College, Oxford, and thence 
to Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated. His first 
preferment was in Wales; but being disturbed in those 
parts by the abettors of democracy in Church and State, 
he came once more to Ireland. In 1641 he held the pre- 
bend of Tullaghorton, in the cathedral of Lismore. He 
obtiuned from the Crown the dignity of Chancellor of 
Cashcl, together with the vicarage of Cahir, in 1661 ; and 
the deanery of Lismore, with the vicarage of Clonmel, 
and the rectory of Inislaughnacht, in 1664; was ap- 
pointed Bishop, by patent dated February 21, 166| ; and 
was consecrated on March 25, 16G6, either in Clonmel 
or Cashel, by the Archbishop of Cashel, assisted by the 
Bishops of Cork, Ossory, and KilUloe. 

He was a considerable benefactor to his cathedral of 

MCN8TBR.] 8 



130 WATERFOKD AND LISMORE. 

Waterford ; and his memory is still holden in honour 
throughout his diocese, for many acts of liberality and 
public spirit; among others, the foundation of the Alms- 
houses for clergymen's widows in the city of Waterford. 
In 1679 he gave £200 towards the restoration of Lismore 
cathedral. The Earl of Cork and Burlington contribu- 
ted an equal sum. By his will the Bishop bequeathed 
£200 additional, for beautifying the cathedral. [Chap. 
Book.] Having met with excessive personal violence 
from " some Irish rufBans" in 1689(a), the Bishop re- 
tired to Wales, where he died in 1690 or 1691, at the 
age of eighty years. See in Harris' Ware an account of 
the exertions successfully made by his executor to carry 
out tlie beneficent provisions of his will. 
1691. Nathanael Foy, D. D. the son of Dr. John Foy, a 
physician of Dublin, was born at York. He became a 
Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. He was ordained 
Priest, on May 29, 1670 [Consist. Off. Dublin] ; and in 
October of that year was appointed a Canon of Kildare. 
He distinguished himself by fearlessly defending the doc- 
trines of Protestantism, from the pulpit of St. Brigid's, 
Dublin, at the time when Popery was openly encouraged 
there by King James II. and when his firmness exposed 
him to continual danger of imprisonment and personal 
violence. For this good service he was promoted by 
King William III. to these sees, by patent dated July 
13, 1691, and was consecrated in St. Bride's Church, 
Dublin, on August 9, by his Metropolitan, the Archbi- 
shop of Cashel, assisted by the Bishops of Meath, Raphoe, 
and Killaloe. He died in Dublin, on Wednesday, De- 

(a) See a broad-sheet in folio, published in London at the time, entitled " A 
full and true Account of the late horrid Massacre of th« Bishop and Dean of Wa- 
terford, &c by the French and Irish Papiota, in a Letter to a Persoo of Quality, 
flrom Waterford, dated 15th July, 1689." 



BISHOPS. 131 

ceinber 31, 1707 ; and was buried in his cathedral of 
VVatcrfonl, at the west end, in St. Saviours Chapel, 
where the Consistorial Court was kept. [Parish Reg-1 
During his lifetime he spent large sums on the im- 
provement of the palaoe at Waterford ; and by will be- 
queat)\ed to the city a noble benefaction, in the free 
school erected at Grantstown ; the particulars of which 
foundation, as well as of his other charities, may bo teen 
at length in Harris' edition of Ware. 

1708. TuoMAS MiLLEs, D. D. (son of the Rer. Isaac MUlet, 
Rector of HighClere, in the diooeae of Winchester, or of 
the Uev. Joseph Milles, Vicar of Chipping Wyoombe, in 
Buckinghamshire [according to Harris]), was a native of 
Hampehirc, and became a member of Wadham College, 
Oxford ; and afterwards was Vice- Principal of St. Ed- 
mund's Hall, in that Universi^. AAer proceeding to the 
degree of B. D. he was appointed Begius Profesw>r of the 
Greek language, in the year 1704; but three years after- 
wards he resigned that office^ and came to Ireland as 
Chaplain to the Earl of Pembroke, Lord Lieutenant; by 
whose interest he was advanced to these teea, by patent 
dated March 11, 170i. Ho was consecrated in St. Pa- 
trick's, Dublin, on April 18, by the Archbishop of Dub- 
lin, assisted by the Bishops of Down and Cork. 

He was a man of considerable learning ; published se- 
veral pieces, noticed below(a), and is well known for his 
valuable edition of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, printed at 
Oxford in 1703, in folio. He died at Waterford, on 
May 13, 1740, and was buried in the cathedral. 

1740. Cha&us Estk, D. D. a King's Schohir of Westmin- 



(•) 1. Tba lUpirfaaM of Umm wIm nftr far Rt g ht a o — m i' Saka, • tomda 

pfwdMd b«lbi« iha Unlvmitj oTOziard, oe Jaootiy 80. 4ta Orfird, 1701. 

2. TIm Mtanl ImmotUUtjr of Um Soul, a m ui ii and prond fttn tht Saip- 



182 WATERFORD AND LISMORE. 

ster, and a Student of Christ Church, Oxford, became 
Rector of Derrynoose, in the diocese of Armagh, in Ja- 
nuary, 1727 ; Archdeacon of Armagh, in 1730 ; and after- 
wards Bisliop of Ossory. He was translated to tlie sees 
of Waterford and Lismore, by patent dated October 4, 
[Lib. Mun. Hib.] He died on November 29, 1745, and 
was buried in St. Michan's, Dublin. A portrait of him 
is preserved in the Hall of Christ Church, Oxford. 

1746. Richard Chenevix, D. D. who had been Bishop of 
Killaloe for a few months only, was translated to these 
sees, by patent dated January 15, 174|. 

He was a prelate of great singleness of heart and be- 
nevolence; by his will, dated August 13, 1779, he left 
to the diocese of Waterford £1000, the interest to be 
given to clergymen's widows; and to the diocese of Lis- 
more a similar sum, the interest of which was to be ex- 
pended for the benefit of the diocese, at the discretion 
of the Bishop. [Bishop Mant's History.] He died at 
Waterford, on September 11, 1779; and was buried in 
St. Mary's Church, Dublin. His only daughter and 
heiress, Melesina, married Richard Trench, Barrister, 
brother of the first Lord Ashtown. 

1779. William Newcome, D. D. an Englishman, Bishop 
of Dramore, and afterwards of Ossory, was translated to 
these sees on the death of Dr. Chenevix. His patent bears 
date November 5, 1779. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] After re- 
maining in possession of them sixteen years, he was ad- 
vanced to the Primacy, in 1795. 

tures and 6rst Fathers, in answer to Mr. Dodwell. 8vo. Oxford, 1707. 2nd 
Edition, 1726. 

3. " De Offido eomm qui de Fide certant : Concio coram Acad. Oxon." 4to. 
OxoH, 1707. 

4. An Account of the Life of the Kev. Isaac Milles, Rector of High Clere^ 
with the Scnnon preached at bis Funeral, on July 4, 1720. 

He also published some anonymous traatiaea. 



BISHOPS. 133« 

The following interesting particulars, relating to tlie 
family and the earlier years of this esteemed Prelate, 
have been most kindly communicated to mc by his 
daughter (by his 6rst marriage), partly from her ©wn per- 
sonal knowledge, and partly from a memoir eoropoeed 
by the Bishop himself. [See p. 133.] 

William Newcomc was the second of three 9ona 
of the Rev. Joseph Newcomc, vicar of St Helen's, 
in Abingdon, Berkshire, and Rector of Barton le Clay, 
in Bedfordshire. He was bom on April 19, 17 2d, He 
received his early education at the Grammar-School of 
Abingdon, and in 1745 was elected a Scholar of Pem- 
broke College, Oxford. 

Here he soon manifested 'a remarkable love of 
literature; and not only read largely, but, with a strict 
spirit of order and precision, divided his reading into 
distinct branches ; by which means he managed to acquire 
u vast extent of sound and solid knowledge. In 1753, 
he was chosen one of the Fellows of Hertford Collegv. 
and became its Vioe^Principal and Tutor; aod in the 
same year proceeded to the degree of M. A.. He was 
admitted into Holy Orders by Archbishop Seeker, 
then Bishop of Oxford, in 1753 and 1754; shortly aiier 
which, he held the curacy of West Wickham, in Kent, 
for a few years ; but returned to live in Oxford. 

In 1759 he was appointed Chaplain to the Duke uf 
Marlborough. In June, 17G0, he was appointed one of 
the Oxford Preachers at Whitehall; and in October of 
that year was intrusted witli the education of the Hon. 
H. Seymour Conway, second son of the Earl of Hert- 
ford. In 17G4, the celebrated statesman, Charles James 
Fox, became one of his pupils. In 1765, he took the 
degrees of B. D. and D. D. And on the £arl of Hert- 
ford becoming Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, that noble* 



134* WATERFORD AND LISMORE. 

man nominated Dr. Newcome his second chaplain ; car- 
ried him over to Ireland ; and within twelve months, un- 
solicited, promoted him to the bishopric of Dromore. 

In 170 7, Dr. Newcome married the daughter of Sir 
Thomas D'Oyly; and that lady dying in 1769, the Bi- 
shop, in 1772, married Anna Maria, daughter of Edward 
Smyth, of the County Fermanagh, Esq., son of William 
Smyth, Archdeacon of Meath, and grandson of Dr. Wil- 
liam Smyth, who was successively Bishop of Killala, of 
Raphoe, and of Kilmore. 

In 1775, Dr. Newcome was translated from Dromore 
to the see of Ossory; and in 1779, to that of Waterford 
and Lismore. In 1788 he received from the Marquess 
of Buckingham, then Lord Lieutenant, the flattering 
intelligence that he had been recommended as a most fit 
person to succeed to the Primacy, by no less personages 
than Mr. Pitt, the Archbisliop of Canterbury, and King 
George III. himself It fell to the lot of Lord Fitzwil- 
liam to be the instrument of giving effect to that recom- 
mendation, in the year 1795. 

The Memoir of the Bishop's habits and literary pur- 
suits, referred to above, contains an enumeration of the 
various books which he read with his pupils at Oxford, 
whose improvement he appears to have studied with 
deep solicitude. He likewise found time to pursue his 
own studies with advantage, and to compose several valu- 
able works; and this he effected, not by sitting up very 
late, nor by rising particularly early, but by arranging 
his time skilfully, and not suffering any portion of it to 
be wasted. 

In addition to those printed pieces which I have 
enumerated (at p. 133), I now learn that the Bishop 
published some single Sermons, in 1767, and following 
years. One of those was preached in 1767, before the 



BISHOPS. 135» 

Irish House of Lords; the subject of it being a Compa- 
rison between the Doctrines of Christianity and those of 
Popery. Another, preached at Christ Church, Dublin, 
was entitled *' The Opposition between Popery and Holy 
Scripture briefly stated.** He published some others, 
singly, upon various subjects ; and reprinted Archbi- 
shop Seeker's Five Sennona on Popery, with a Preikce; 
adding to them Jortins ** Brief View of the Errors of 
Popery." 

In 1 789, our Bishop was mainly instrumental in car- 
rying into execution one of his favourite plans, namely, 
the institution of a Society for promoting Christian 
knowledge and praetice in Ireland, by printing and dis- 
tributing the Holy Scriptures, and religious and moral 
books and tracts. This aAerwards was enlarged into tin 
Association for Discountenancing Vice, &e. &c., which 
obtained a royal charter of incorporation in IbOQ, and 
continues its edifying labours to this day. 

With respect to Bishop Newcome's design of revising 
the authorized English remon of tfie Old Tettament, the 
following memorandum has been left by Bishop Sfeock, 
of Killala, who had married his wife's sister, and was 
executor of his will : — *' Though in the midst of trouble 
from the dangerous state of the country, the Primate 
persevered in hb purpose of going through the whole of 
the Old Testament in the original, and of oorrccUng our 
English version after the manner of his cameled yenrion 
of the New. His advanced age precluded the hope that 
he should be able to execute this last work as completely 
as the former ; but he declared his wish to be only to 
furnish materials to others who should come after him. 
In this view he went on, encouraged by the laudable 
example of that excellent prelate. Archbishop Seeker ; 
and like him he dedicated his corrections and notes on 



136» WATERFORD AND LISMORE. 

the Old Testament, in three interleaved folio volumes of 
the English received version, as a present to the Lam- 
beth Library ; and with great satisfaction he saw the con- 
clusion of this enterprize about February, 1799." 

Those three volumes, being the English Bible of the 
Oxford edition, folio, 1772, are now safely deposited in 
the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth, by the side of 
the manuscript collections of his friend, Arclibishop 
Seeker. And it may interest some portion of the public 
to be informed, that four more volumes (viz. an inter- 
leaved Hebrew Bible), containing notes supplemental 
to those before-mentioned, which had been borrowed by 
a clergyman many years ago, have been recently restored 
to the Primate's family, and by them have been deposited 
in the same safe resting-place as the others, pursuant to 
the learned author's desire, expressed by his own hand 
in the books themselves. 

Many of the foregoing particulars have been already 
given to the public, in Chalmers' Biographical Dic- 
tionary, but with less fulness and accuracy of detail. 
The biographer omitted to notice two or three of the 
Bishop's printed works, and is not correct in stating, 
that his Attempt at a revised translation of the New Tes- 
tament was published after the author's death. For, in 
fact, he lived four years after the publication of that 
work; but died eight years before the appearance of 
another, very different translation, which the Unitarians 
imscrupulously set forth in 1808, as "An improved ver- 
sion, upon the basis of Archbishop Newcome's new 
Translation." This performance was ably reviewed in 
1810, by Dr. E. Nares, in his " Remarks, &c. &c. ;" and 
was afterwards critically dissected by Archbishop Lau- 
rence, in his " Critical Reflections upon some important 
Misrepresentations contained in the Unitarian Version of 
the New Testament." 8vo. 1811. 



BISHOPS. 133 

Bishop Ncwcomc was a man of considerable erudi- 
tion ; his valuable theological publications are enume- 
rated below (a). 
1795. Richard Marlay, D. D. a native of Dublin, Dean of 
Ferns, and afterwards Biahop of CUmferi^ waa translated 
hidier, by patent dated Blarch 21, 1795. [Lib. Mun. 

(«) 1. A IItfm<ii7orth«Qoa|Mk,iaOf«ikaDdBi«iUL Fatta. X)«Mim 1778. 

t. TlM DunUoo of oar Lord** mnlrtiy paitkalai^ omMtnA, 1780. tad 
•dttko, — . Srd aiUtiim, 8Ta Lmdam, 1810. 

8. ▲ Bapljr to « Meoad Laltar ftoM Uw B«r. Jonpb Prithy (oa iIm nbjKt 
of " thfl Unrmdoa of oor Lord'* UMmrf), Itaa JhM^ 1781. 

4. diMnrsUoiu oo oar LntTb eoBdaet m • DItIim laitmclor, and oo tba 
•zodlHm fd His Uortl CtumMtor. 4to. /,— rfwi. I78S. tad edilioa, _ 8id 
edlUoo. 8va Lamdam^ 1880. 4lli adltba, 8v«b !■■*■, 1888. 

b. Aa AttMBpi towaidi iB faapiwad ▼■<!■, a MMiiail AmagHMa^ ftc. 
oT Um twrivo adaor PraplMU. 4m. Lmdm, 1788. 8m Iirf— , 1818. 

6. Aa AttMBpl toward* aa baptorad Vaniaa, • aabkal Ananfiiwl, 8n. 
ortbaPnidMiKaMfaU. 410.1)01^1788. 

7. A Barltw oTtba eUaT DMkaklaa la tiM Ooifal Ekdrnj^ trnfmOt^ oor 
Lord's BaaamBttoa, iataadad to rrtrac* aooM Euan ia tha Aothoc^ Ofwk Uar> 
nioay, aad to ihow that Dr. BaaaoaV Hyp othMii la aaliArtaiy. dla^XMlM, 1781. 

8. AahlaUitkalTkwofthaEi^lhhBlhUeanViBiliriiwi 8nk />a8lh, 1788. 

9. ACharf>doUT«c«dathk|»laMry VfailatioaatOngMaaadatlmi^k. 
Sra I>aUia, 1796. 

10. ACteiadalhrwadatthaPiiMiXTUlaliaaarikaPwrlaBaarUhtai^ 
In tiM yaar 179C 8m />aMK 17M> 

11. An Attomiit towarda ravMaf oar ta^Uk TwaalaHca af tba Qtmk toip. 
tuna. Two vob. 8m ZMife, 1798. 

13. A PaatocalLatlartotba lahaUtaata oTtba DtosMa oTAnaivlL 8m. 
DMim, 1707. 

Stuart, in hb Hhtory ef Arrwuh. p. 481, aaya ti Bbhop Banoeaa:— " It b 
aakl that tho* ia axtaat aa htawatlag laaaartpt waawir oTtha ArohhialMp, 
written by himaeU; hi which ha dataOa at aoaM kagth tba prafraaa oT Ua atadlaa, 
and pointa out tba aoareaa ftoaa wlikb ha had dorivad Ida thaobgloal oplaloa^" 

Alao, that ♦* ha had baatowadawch tfaaa aad altaatiaBoa aa a t t a a p t towarda 
rariaiivoar EagUahtraaalatkaortbaHabnwScilptaiaa. Tba nsok of hia U- 
boan oa thia coriooa aolitfaot waa aoCad dowa la aa brtarlearad BIbIa taifcarm- 
luiaaa, which he beqnaathad to tba libnuyat Lonbath polaea." 

Saa tha *' Cataksoa of tha Arehit|>iaeo|Ml Maanaeripu at Laahatb" [Cod. 
1174], whara thia laat woric ia dtaofliad aa briag hi that «iollac«ioa. 



134 watp:rford and lismore. 

Hib.] He had been ordained Deacon at Dromore; and 
received Priest's orders at tlie same place, on January 5, 
1750: and two days afterwards was collated to the rec- 
tory of Dromgoland in that diocese. He was an accom- 
plished scholar, and of most engaging manners. [Mant's 
History.] He died at Celbridge, near Dublin, on July 
1, 1802. 

1802. Hon. Power Le Poer Trench, D D. (fourth son of 
William, first Earl of Clancarty), Vicar of Ballinasloe, 
was appointed Bishop, by patent dated September 27, 
1802 [Lib. INIun. Hib ] ; and was consecrated at Tuam (by 
commission from the Archbishop of Cashel), on Novem- 
ber 21, by the Archbishop of Tuam, assisted by the Bi- 
shops of Kilmore and Clonfert. [Reg. Tuam.] He was 
translated to Elphin in 1810, and subsequently to the 
archbishopric of Tuam. 

1810. Joseph Stock, D. D. a Scholar and Fellow of Trinity 
College, Dublin, afterwards a Prebendary of Lismore, 
and then Bishop oi Killala, was translated, by patent 
dated May 1, 1810. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] Dr. Stock was 
a distinguished scholar. Some of his published works 
are enumerated below(a). He died at Waterford, on 
August 13, 1813, and was buried in his cathedral. 

(a) 1. A Tract in reply to Dr. Campbell's " Vindication of the Presbyterians 
of Ireland," and in support of Dr. Woodward's " Present State of the Cliurch of 
Ireland," published in 1787. 

2. A Narrative of what passed at Killala and the Parts adjacent, during the 
Period of the French Invasion in the Summer of 1798. By an Eye- Witness. 8vo. 
ZhiMut, 1800. 2nd edition the same year, in 12mo. 

8. The Book of the Prophet Isaiah, in Hebrew and English. The Hebrew 
metrically arranged ; the Traoalation altered from that of Bishop Lowth. 4to. 
J^oiuUm, 1804. 

4. The Book of Job, metrically arranged, and newly translated into English, 
with Notes. 4to. Bath, 1805. 

He also edited some of the Orations of Demuethenes, and the Dialuguei of 
Lucian, for the use of the students of Trinity College, Dublin. 



DEANS. 135 

1813. Hon. Richard Bourkb, M. A. (second son of Joacph, 
third Earl of Majo), Dean oiArdoffht was raised to these 
itees, by patent dated September 18» 1813 [Lib. Mun. 
Hib.] ; and was consecrated at Cashel, on October 10, by 
the Archbishop of Cashel, assiaied by the Bishops of 
Clonicrt and Limerick. He died in 1833, and was in- 
t<;rrcd in the burying ground of his family at Kill, near 
Naas, in the county of Kildare. After his death the sees 
of Waterford and Idsmora wt^re united u> that of Casliel, 
by Act of Parliament (3 & 4 Will. IV. diap. 37). and 
from that period Archbishop Laurence became also Bi- 
shop of Waterlord and Lismore. 



The series of Bishops is continued henceforth under the dio- 
cese of Caahd. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER, 

SEAL. 

Am ancient seal of the Chapter it engraved in Wares His- 
tory ; it has no date. A leaae from the Dean and Chap- 
ter, dated 1567, now in Trinity CoU^;e library, Dublin 
(Chart. Hib. No. 231), has an impiesnon of the Chapter 
seal, but much dc&oed. 

The Chapter of Waterford is noticed so early as A. D. 1210. 
It was founded by King John, and was endowed with 
lands for the support of twelve (Canons and twelre Vi- 
cars. Subsequently it appears to have consisted of a 
Dean, Praecentor, Chancellor, Treasurer, Archdeacon, 
and four (or six) Prebendaries. Considerable changes 
have since taken place in its constitution. The Royal 



136 WATERFORD. 

Commissioners of King James I. found, in 1615, that 
the cathedral body consisted of four dignitaries, four 
prebendaries, four chaplains, with an organist and beadle. 
Tliosc twelve clergymen served by turns the eight 
churches in the city, viz. the Cathedral, St. Olave's, St. 
Peter's, St. Patrick's, St. Stephen's, St. John's, St. Mi- 
chael's, and the Church of the Holy Ghost. [Reg. Vis.] 
The prebends, having become nearly valueless, possibly 
owing to the Rebellion of 1641, and the confusion which 
followed until the Restoration of King Charles II. have 
remained vacant for many years ; and the Prebendaries 
have ceased to be members of the Chapter. The Arch- 
deacon likewise is not now a member, though he for- 
merly was so in his capacity of Prebendary of St. Pa- 
trick's. The Chapter at present consists only of the four 
chief dignitaries. 

" The Maior and Corporation of Waterford are to sup- 
port and keep in good repair the body of the cathedral 
church. There are seven chapels within the walls of the 
said cathedral church, which are to be kept in repair as 
foUoweth, viz. : 1. Our Lady's Chapel, by the corporation 
of Waterford ; 2. St. Saviour's, by the six chaplains ; 
3. St. James's, or Rice's chapel, by the heirs of Nicholas 
Maddan of Whitfieldstown ; 4. St. John the Evangelist's, 
by the lieirs of Nicholas Maddan and John Walsh Fitz- 
Robert ; 5. St. Nicholas', by the heirs of John Sher- 
lock of Grace Dieu, and Peter Butler; 6. St. Kathe- 
rine's, by the heirs of William Lincoll and Andrew Lee ; 
7. St. Anne's, by the heirs of Thomas White fitz 
Thomas, and Peter Barron. Upon the foundation of 
these chapels the proprietors of them severally wore 
to maintain their chaplain, to attend Divine Service." 
[Joshua Boyle's MS.] 

" The Lord Bishop, the Dignitaries and Praebends, 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 137 

witli their tcnnants, fAinilics, and followers, and all other 
the inhabitants within the precincts of the Church, have 
been, from the primary foundation of the same, ever 
exempted from the Corporation of the city, and any the 
liegcncy thereof: and have had, and ought to have, a 
peculiar Liberty and Prison within themaelves, ordered 
and uaod by the Bishop of this See and hu Sencschall, 
with all such privileges and immunities as appertain to 
any other Bishop or Cathedral Church.'' [Joshua Boyle's 
MS.] 

DBAMS. 

1212 (circa). Gilbrrt. [Cod. Clarendon. 46.] 

1223. WiixiAM Wack, Dean, was in this year elected 

Bishop. [Wore.] 
1252. Philip, Dean of Waterford, was elected Bishop by 

the Cimptcr, and was confirmed by the King. [Ware.] 
1284. Walter de Pulburh, a Franciscan friar, was Dean 

During some dispute about the appointment of a Bishop 

of Meath, the Primate oonsocrated Walter to thai sec; 

but his claim was orerraled. In 1286 he raoeeeded his 

brother, as Bishop of Waterford. [Ware.] 
1:KX) to 1312. David lb W^ alleys, probably a URtive of 

Wales, appears. [MS.T.C.D. r. 1. 18: Cod. Clar.46.] 
1312. David (perhaps the same). [Ibid.] 
1323. Nicholas Weufbd, Dean, was in this year elected 

Bishop. [Ware.] 
1358-13GG. WaltbrlbRbvs. [MS.T.C.D. f. 1. 18; Cod. 

Clar. 46.] 
1372. Lucas db Lohdrbs. [Ibid.] 
137i>. Jo. Rede. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 
1395. Walter db Ludlow. [MS. T. C. D. f. 1. 18] 
139G. William Whttb. [Ibid.] InHOO he was presented to 

a prebend in Lismore, by tlie Crown, the see being vacant. 

MUN8TBR.] T 



138 WATERFORI). 

1401-1401). John Redk. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1439. Adam Pembroke or Pembroke. [Ibid.] 

1470. John Cullen or Collyne. [Ibid.] He was (or had 
been) one of the brethren, as he was the founder, of the 
chapel of St. Saviour, near the cathedral of Watcrford. 
He founded an almshouse there also. 

1480. Robert Bron (or Brown). [Nicolson's Irish Hist. 
Library.] 

1508. NicnoLAS was Dean. His name appears in an instru- 
ment relating to the marriage of James Earl of Ormonde 
with Sabrina Cavanagh, dated in this year [MSS. Or- 
monde], to which his seal is appended. It bears a figure 
of the Virgin and Child under a csmopy, with an eccle- 
siastic underneath : and is inscribed " S. Decani Eccl. 
Cath. S^ Trinitatis Waterford." 

1522. Robert Lombard. He is honorably distinguished 
by having joined his Bishop in adorning the choir and 
chancel of his cathedral. He died in 1546 or 1547. 

1547. Patrick Walsh, M. A. a member of Brazen-nose 
College, Oxford, a man of great repute for learning and 
religion, succeeded, on March 9, 154^. [Cod. Clar. 36.] 
In 1551 ho was consecrated Bishop of this see, retaining 
his deanery till 1566, when he resigned it, on June 15, 
by reason of age and infirmity. 

1566. Peter White, M. A. a native of Waterford, and a 
Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, a Prebendary of Kil- 
kenny, was promoted, at the warm recommendation of 
his predecessor. Bishop Walsh, who spoke of him as 
being " a man very well learned, and of virtuous sober 
conversation, by whose industry and travail a great part 
of the youth, both of this county (Watcrford), and of the 
County of Dublin, have greatly profited in learning and 
virtuous education." His appointment took place on June 
22, by election of the Chapter. It apjK'ars that the Lord 



DEANS. 139 

Deputy, Sir Henry Sidney, wished to appoint him, ami 
wrote to the Bishop on the subject. The Bishop in his re- 
ply stated that the deanery was elective. [Cooper.] The 
Deputy upon this addressed a letter to the Dean and 
Chapter, urging them to elect him, which was complied 
with. He resignccl, or rather was dispoieesfled for non- 
conformity, in 1570; and from that time till his death 
kept an excellent school, at which many eminent scho> 
lars were educated. [Sec the Diocese of Osaoty, p. 414.] 
He wrote some small pieces, which are enumoraled by 
Ware, in his History of the Writers of Ireland. 

1570. David Clekrb or Clbabb, M. A. His patent is dated 
August H. He continued to ! ' ' ' ' .nery in 1588. 

1G04. HiciiARD BoYLK, M. A. (i i rhacl. Bishop 

of Watorford and Lismore), Archdeacon of Limerick, 
presented on May 2 [Rot. Pat. 2 Jac. I.] In the pa- 
tent he is called " Kichard Boyle, Fitz-Michael." He 
was at the sjime time Warden of the College of Youghal ; 
but the Regal Visitors observe, in 1615, that '* Sir Rich- 
ard Boyle has all the profitt, except a small reserved 
rent." In 1G20 he was raised tothesecsofCork,Cloyne, 
and Rose. In 1638 he became Archbishop of Tuam. 

1620. Hknrt Sutton, M. A. Chaplain in Ordinary to the 
I.K>rd Deputy Grandison, and Rector of Ardrahan in the 
diocese of Kilmacduagh, succeeded. His patent is dated 
November 17. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] He was Rector of 
Birrha (Birr) in the diocese of Killaloe ; and is called 
by Bishop Ryder " a worthy, learned preacher." In 
1621 he resigned, and was appointed Dean of Deny. 

1<»21. AxTHONY Martin, D. D. a Fellow, and afterwards 
Provost of T. C. D. succeeded, by patent dated May 18. 
[Ibid.] He was, at different times, a Prebendary of Tuam, 
Archdeacon of Dublin, and Treasurer of Cashel. In 
1624 he was raised to the bishopric of Meath. 



140 WATERFORD. 

1G24. Richard (or Nicholas) Jones, succeeded. Patent 
March 2G. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 

1634. Thomas Gray. Patent dated May 31. [Ibid.] In 
the next year he was made Dean of Ardfert. 

1635. James Margetson, D. D. a native of Yorkshire, edu- 
cated at Cambridge, was brou«^ht over to Ireland by the 
Earl of Strafford, in 1633, and was appointed to this 
deanery by patent dated May 25. In October of this 
same year lie was presented, by the Crown, to the rec- 
tory of Annaghjin the diocese of Kilmore [Lib. Mun.], 
but resigned it in 1637. [Ibid.] In 1638 he became 
Dean of Derry ; in 1639, Dean of Christ Church, Dublin; 
in 1661 was advanced to the archbishopric of Dublin; 
and in 1663 was made Primate. 

163J. Edward Parry, D. D. a Fellow of T. C. D. a Pre- 
bendary of St. Patrick's, and Treasurer of Christ Church, 
Dublin, was presented on March 16 ; with license to 
hold his other preferments in union. [Rolls.] He was 
installed on March 20. In 1640 he resigned, and became 
Dean of Lismore; where see further particulars, [ff.] 

1640. Gervase Thorpe, M. A. succeeded. Patent dated 
April 28. [ff.] Installed July 29. He held the prebend 
of Wicklow, in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, for some 
short time. 

166^. Thomas Potter, D, D. Prebendary of Newchapel, in 
the church of Cashel. Patent dated February 6. [Ibid.] 
In the next year he was presented by the Crown to the 
rectory of Drumcannon. 

1666. Thomas Ledisham, D. D. Chancellor, a Prebendary 
of Emly, and of St. Patrick's, Dublin. His patent is 
dated June 26. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] Admitted Juno 28. 

1670. Daniel Burston, D. D. l*rebcndary of Rossduflf. 
Patent dated Jimc 9. [Ibid.] Instituted June 14. 

1678. Arthur Stanhope, LL.D. Prebendary of Corbally. 



DEA^S. 141 

Patent, January 20. [Ibid.] Admitted February 5. He 
was Vicar-General of the diooeee ; and Archdeacon of 
Lismorc. 

1685. Thomas Walu8,M. A. Patent Nov. 27. [Lib. Mun. 
liib] Admitted January 27, 1G8^. In 169^ he was ap- 
pointed Dean of Derry. 

1G9^. JouN Dalton, M.A. Prnoentor. Patent, Feb. 14. 
[Ibid] On Feb. 12, 1G9^, he obtained a faculty to hold 
tliib deanery, with the chancellorahipof Lisroore and the 
vicarage of Dungarvan, on account of his heavy loves 
during tlio late political troubles. [Rcgistr. Armagh.] 

1()*J1). John Eeles, M. A. Archdeacon of Lismore. Patent 
April G. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] Admitted May 25. In 1G97 
he was Vicar-Gcncrol of the diocese. 

172§. Hlgu Boltok, B.A. Patent January 17. [Ibid.] 
lie held the rectory of Knockgrafibn, in the diocese of 
Cashel. He died in December 1758, and was buried 
in his cathedral. 

1 759. CuTTs Hakmav, M. A. (grandson of Sir Thomas Uar- 
man, of Newcastle, in the coun^ of Longford, Knight,) 
was presented March 7. [Ibid.] He gave to the cathe- 
dral its present very fine organ. He died in 1784; and 
was buried at Newcastle. 

1784. Christopubb Butsoii, B. A. (D. D. in 1790), pre- 
sented April 2; instituted May 12. In 1802 ho was 
made Chancellor of Ferns ; and in 1804 was raised to 
the see of Clonfert, under which cVuicese see further par- 
ticulars of him. 

Dr. Butson was an Englishman, and received his 
early education at Winchester school; from whence he 
proceeded to Trinity College, Oxford, and afterwards 
became a Fellow of New College. He was a man of con- 
siderable talent and taste; was a good classical scholar; 
and while al tin: Unlvcrsiiv L'uincd much reputation by 



142 WATEllFORD. 

his prize poem, " On the Love of our Country." He 
published, besides the above, ** A Sermon preached be- 
fore the Lord Lieutenant, and the Association for dis- 
countenancing Vice." 8vo. Dublin, 1807. 

1804. The Hon, William Montgomery Cole, M. A. (son 
of the (irst Earl of P^nniskillen), presented July 14; ad- 
mitted and installed August 11. He died suddenly at 
Florencecourt, of which he was Rector, in September or 
October of the same year, and was buried there. 

1 804. UssiiER Lee, M. A. Dean of Kilmacduagh ; pre- 
sented October 30; admitted and installed, December 
22. After holding his deanery forty-six years, he died 
atWaterford, on August 3, 1850, in the eighty-sixth year 
of his age, and was buried at Kilmeadcn,ncarWaterford. 

1850. Thomas Stuart Townsend, D. D. Dean of Lismore, 
succeeded, by patent dated September — . 



PRECENTORS. 

Though this dignity was founded so early as the thirteenth 
century, I have scarcely been able to recover the name 
of any Pra^centor until a comparatively recent period. 

(About 1450 to 1455). Thomas Fbayne, having been pre- 
sented to the rectory of Kilbarrymcaden [Kilbarry- 
meaden is part of the corps of the prajcentorship] by the 
Bishop, and admitted and inducted, continued in quiet 
possession for eight years ; until William Winchester pre- 
tended a Papal provision to that church. " The said 
Winchester is ordered into custody of the Marshal, 
until he prove his right." [MS. Statute, 3 Edw. IV. in 
Turr. Berm.] 



rm::uKMui:.s. 143 

1508. Robert Kdb was Pncccntor. He Is witneaB to a deed 
cxccuUhI by Nicholas the Doan in Uus year. (See above, 
p. 138.) 

1588. Pateick WiiiTB, Prebendary of Kilgobinct, in th 
cluirch olLismorc, was Pracccntor. He was Rector of 
Kiltorkin and Dunkit, in the dioceso of Oasory. [^IS. 
T.C.l).B.3.i4.] 

15 — . John Buhqotvb is said to have leased away the prc- 
1). ' ' ' -'to his pnccentonhip. [Reg. Vis. in 

\l . Dublin.] 

IGO'J. Thomas Wiktkr, M. A. Treasurer of Gaahel, was 
presented by the Crown, the see being vacant, on May 2. 
He hud also a grant of the praecentorship of Lismoro 
on the same day. [Rot. Pat. G Jac. I.] 

IG15. JoiiH Lakoastbr (son of the Dishopof this diooeao). 
He also held the proocntorihip and a prebend in Lis- 
more. 

1G20. William Ssbll, M. A. a Fellow of Trinity College, 
Dublin, was presented by the Crown, Nov. 10 ; institutctl 
Nov. td. At the same time he was appointed a Preben- 
dary oi Lismora. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] He dictl about IG-1 1 . 

1G34. Anthony Proctoe, M. A. a PrebendRry of Lismoro 
(ordained Priest, Oct. 5, 1623), was ooHated Feb. 24, 
163{ ; insuUoil April 28. [fp. and Reg. Vis.] 

1GG3. Hugh Ck>EB, D. D. a Prebendary of Lismore, was 
Prscccn tor (according to the Visitation Book of this year). 
Wore and Harris do not notice this among his other pre* 
ferments. In the following year he was made Dean of 
Lismore ; and in 166| he was raised to the see of Wa- 
tcrford. 

IGGG. Ja.ves Jbromk, or Hieromb, D. D. presented by the 
Crown, Murch 1. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] Admitted June 16. 
He was also Treasurer of Lismore. 

1G82. John Dalton, M- A. (cjuaire, Prebendary of Kilro- 



144 WATEllFORD. 

nan?) collated July 4 [ff.]. It appears that he received 
a fresh presentation, from the Crown, on Nov. 4, 1684, 
a lew days after he had been collated to the chancellor- 
ship of Lismore. [Ibid.] In 1692 he became Dean of 
Waterfbrd. 

1699. John Clayton, M. A. collated September 27 [ff.]. 

1704. Thomas France, M. A. collated May 27 [ff.]. In 
this same year he was elected one of the Clergy's Proctors 
in Convocation. 

1726. Thomas Westby, M.A. appears. He died in No- 
vember 1737, and was buried in the cathedral. 

1737. Jeremiah Millks, M. A. Treasurer of Lismore ; 
collated Dec. 31. He resigned on Nov. 12, 1744. 

1 745. Richard Pococke, LL. D. Prajcentor of Lismore (un- 
der which diocese see a farther account of this eminent 
man). He was collated on March 28. In 1756 he was 
raised to the bishopric of Ossory. 

1756. Henry Connor, M. A. presented by the Crown, May 
28. [Lib. Mun.] He died in 1776. 

1776. Eyton Butts, M. A. Praecentor of Lismore ; collated 
July 24. He was also Dean of Cloyne, and Chancellor of 
Ferns. He died in 1779. 

1779. Hans Thomas Fell, LL. D. who had been for thirty 
years a Prebendary of Lismore ; collated February 13. 
He was Vicar-General of the united dioceses. He died 
at Waterford, in 1798. 

1798. George de la Poer Beresford, B. A. Dean of Kil- 
more ; collated December 6. He was likewise made a 
Prebendary of Lismore in this year. In 1801 he was 
raised to the bishopric of Clonfcrt; and in 1802 was 
tran.slated to Kilmorc. 

1801. Joseph Palmer, M. A. Dean of Cashel ; presented by 
the Crown, by patent dated June 4; instituted June 6. 
He died in England, on May 1, 1829. 



CHANCELLORS 145 

1829. Honorable Joseph Boitbkk, M.A. Chancellor of this 
cathedral, and Dean of Kilkenny; collated October 23; 
installed October 24. He died in Maj 1843; and was 
buried at the family seat, Palmentown, near Naas. Upon 
his death, the appointment was suspended by the Lord 
Lieutenant in Coimcil, by an order dated June 10, 1843, 
[Council Books.] 

(blbctko.) 

1843. JouH Blobsbt Ormsbt, M.A. was elected bj the 
Dean and Ch^ter to perform the duties of the Prae* 
centor, the revenoes having been withdrawn. 

(OOLLATSD.) 

On July 15, 1843, the suspension was removed, and 
Mr. Ormsby was appointed Prvoentor in the usual way. 
viz. by collation by the Bishop, dated January 15. He 
resigned on June 4, in the same year. 

1844. William Edwin Ormsby, B. A. (brother of his pre- 
decessor) ; collated June 4. In Nov. 1848, he reeigned, 
and accepted the vicarage of St. Peter's, Drogheda. 

1848. Abthve Wtvvb, M. A« Vicar of St. Peter's, Drogh- 
eda; collated Nov. 27. In 1850 he wm collated to the 
PraK:entor8hip of Lismore. 



CHANCELLORS. 

1307. Matthew, Chancellor, was in this year elected Bi- 
shop. [Ware.] 

1401. John Nugent appears as Chancellor. [Rot. Cane] 
He was confirmed by the King, on December 1, in this 
year. [Cod. Clar. 36.] 

MUN8TEB.] D 



146 WATERFORD. 

1429. Richard Cork is Chancellor. [Reg. Swayne.] 

1588. John Quoonie (Quoan, or Quoaine), B. A. appears. 
MS. T. C. D. B. 3. 14.] He was ordained in 1582. In 
1615 we find him a Prebendary of Lismore; but he still 
held this dignity in 1607. [Regal Vis.] 

1615. Robert Cooke appears. [Ibid.] He held also a pre- 
bend in the cliurch of Lismore, at this time. 

1619. Robert Daborne was presented by the Crown, De- 
cember 30; admitted January 9, 16^^; in the course of 
that year he was made a Prebendary of Lismore [Lib. 
Mun.], and in 1621 became Dean of that cathedral. He 
died on March 23, 163|. 

1623. William Blower was presented by the Crown, by 
lapse. Patent dated March 11 ; instituted and installed, 
June 24. [Reg. Vis.] In 1625 he was made a Preben- 
dary of Lismore. 

1633. '♦ Thomas Ledisham, Jun. B. A. afterwards D. D. 
collated December 26 ; installed next day. Mr. William 
Blower also claims possession of it." [Ibid.] 

1663. Thomas Ledisham, D. D. appears. He was succes- 
sively a Prebendary of Lismore, of Emly, and of St. 
Patrick's, Dublin, and Dean of Kilkenny. In 1666 he 
was promoted to be Dean. [Vis. Books.] 

1666. Charles Prince, M. A. collated July 28. He was 
also Prajcentor of Cashd, and a Prebendary of Lismore. 

1686. Barzillai Jones, M. A. Treasurer of this church, 
and Dean of Lismore, succeeded ; collated Oct. 26. [ff.] 

1691. John Eeles, M. A. Archdeacon of Lismore, succeeded. 
In 1699 he was made Dean. 

1699. Alexander Alcock, M. A. Prajcentor of Lismore, 
succeeded. He held this dignity forty-one years, till 
October 27, 1740. In 1704 he was Proctor for the Chap- 
ter, in Convocation. In 1725 he became Dean of Lis- 
more, which he retained till his death, in 1747. A letter 



CHANCELLORS 147 

written by him to Bishop Milles of Walerford is printeil 
in the Appendix to " The Case of Bishop Atherton, 
fairly represented." 8vo. London, 1710. 

1740, JoHTf Alcock, Jun. B. D. (D. D. in 1751) (son or 
grandson of his predecessor) ; collated on October 28. 
In 1742 he became a Vicar Choral of Lisraore. In 1746 
he resigned that office, and was made Dean of Ferns ; and 
in 1750 a Prebendary of Kilkenny. He died in 1709. 

1 769. Philip Chbitbyix, M. A. (son of Dr. Chenerix, Bi- 
shop of Waterford), a Prebendary of Lismore ; collated 
October 14. He had graduated at Trinity College, 
Dublin, and aflenrards was inoorpormted into the Uni- 
versity of Oxford. He died in 1771, and was buried in 
Dublin. 

1771. William Dowhks, M. A. (D. D. in 1790) [qua*re, « 
son of Dr. R. Downes, Bishop of Fema, educated at New 
College, Oxford?] colUted December 28; Chancellor of 
Lismore. He resigned the chancellorship of Lismore 
in December, 1771 ; and in 1776 we find him holding a 
prebend in that church. He died at Waterford in 1793, 
aged 80, and was buried in the church of Faithlegg, near 
that chy(a). 



(a) Dr. DowDM «m • BoiS BMoiiMBt bsdheCar, htA tolkt poor ana lo Um 
CiMireb. At hia deatli be imde tbt fcOowlaf baqnaU : 

1. £100 par naum, Ibr ftrndrntog gUw tat auB Ihriayi h Uie OKioeH* oT 
Walcifcrt ud Uhmnl 

t. £100 pw aDBoa, far •dacaliH *^ ckUdmi of iliniiit ehtKjrma cT Um 
MiddiooMM. 

t. XAO pir •naun, for an t¥hnilrtnB lo Triaitjr Collect Dablia, to b* ghrvi 
to Tooag 1MB wlw bad bMB e d acal a d h 0» OnmrnMr SAooX ei Watmhti. 

4. £tb ptf aaneBi to tbe poor «f Claamd and AnMnan, ia tb« Coaatjr Tlp- 
pttmrji two-tbfada to the itrnMr pariah, aad ooo-thinl to iho lattor. 

ft. £S0 per aaaaai, to tb« M^dalHw Aqrhn^ Dablia. 

6. £50 par anan, tothe Hlhanilan School far aoldian' diOdraD, Dablia. 

7. £60 per MuniB,ftiraneeat«gfaiKUw Cotton aHaudbetai«,wtthiBtJM city of 
Watetfbrd, or the buooy of GoalUer. 



148 WATERFORD. 

1793, Gabriel Stokes, D. D. Rector of Ardtrea, in the 
diocese of Armagh, and a Prebendary of Lismore ; col- 
lated October 5. He was Master of the Corporation 
Grammar School. He died at Waterford in March or 
April, 1806. Dr. Stokes edited the " Hippolytus" and 
*' Iphigenia in Aulide" of Euripides ; and published an 
Essay on Newcome's " Harmony of the Gospels:" and 
an Essay on " Subscription to the Thirty-Nine Articles." 
8vo. Dublin, 1799. A volume of his Sermons was pub- 
lished after his death. He had commenced a work on 
" The Errors and Dangers of vulgar misapprehension of 
several Texts in Scripture taken in an insulated sense ;" 
but this was left in too imperfect a state to be published. 
[Walsh's History of Dublin, p. 1203.] He bestowed 
many valuable classical books upon the Diocesan Library 
of Derry. 

1806. Hon. Charles Le Poer Trench, D. D. (son of the 
first Earl of Clancarty), collated June 26 ; installed Jime 
28. He resigned on May 26, 1812. He afterwards be- 
came Archdeacon of Ardagh, and a Prebendary of Tuam. 

1812. Hon. Joseph Bourke, M. A. (third son of Joseph, 
third Earl of Mayo), Dean of Kilkenny ; collated May 
29 ; installed the same day. In 1829 he resigned, and 
became Praecentor. He died in May, 1843. 

1829. Richard Hopkins Ryland, M. A. collated October 
23 ; installed October 24. In 1842 he obtained the pre- 
bend of Mora, in the diocese of Lismore. He is the pre- 
sent Chancellor. He has published: 

1. The History, Topography, and Antiquities of the 
County and City of Waterford. 8vo. London, 1824. 

2. Observations on a Pamphlet on " National Educa- 
tion," by the Rev. H. Woodward. 8vo. Dublin, 1844. 



TREASURERS. 149 



TREASURERS. 



1553. Edward Fleming, Treasurer, bad the vicarage of 
Dungarvan united to his dignity, by patent &om the 
Crown. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 

1588. Thomas Sukblock appears. [MS. T.C.D. b. 3. 14.] 

1593. Mbrbdith Uavmsb was appointed by the Crown. 
His patent is dated December 4. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] He 
was likewise a Prebendary of Roas at this time. In 1594 
he became aVicar Choral of Christ Church, Dublin ; and 
in 1595 a Prebendary of the same. He was an English- 
man, educated at Oxford, a person of singular character, 
and great diligence; a good preacher, scholar, and dis- 
putant, and well read in ecclesiastical history. He trans- 
lated the Histories of Euscbius, Socrates, and Evagrius, 
from the Greek ; and found time to publish the works 
noticed below(a). He died in 1604, and was buried in 
St. Michan's, Dublin. 

1604. Stbpush Wuitb, D. D. presented by the Crown, on 
December 13. [Ibid.] 

1615. Thomas Quoav, or Qdoaibb, appear*; ** ordained 
ten years ago.** [1^- Vis.] 

1622. The Bishop, Mjchasl Dotlb, held it in comutetuhwi, 
by patent dated June 7, till his death in 1635. [Rot. Pat.] 

16S6. Johh Ajhs, a Prebendary of Lismorc ; presented by 

(a) 1. The FcBhriiMkd EMmkavtEmkkm, SoentM, E^agriM, and Doro- 
dMaa, with u wx-Urirtfeal Chraoocnphy. roBo, Ltrndom, 1576 ; again, 1&86, 
1607, 168S, 1686, 1668, 1688, 16M, 1709. 

8. Tha Jaauilir Banaar. 41a. Imulom, 1581. 

8. Tha gnat Biagga and OuJkagt of Mr. Chawptwi, a Jaanita. aaawercd. 
4IO. Lomdm, 1581. 

4. A Scrooii, at Iht bap<i«ing of a Turk. 8va LomJam, 1586. 

5. A Ovoakfe of Irdaad. Ike Foli.. n^hlu m^^ -. mr^rinted at DMim, in 
1809. 



150 WATERFORD. 

the Crown, on May 13; admitted August 17. [Lib. 
Mun. Hib,] From his death (after the year 1641) it re- 
mained vacant till 1GG2. 

1662. George Baker, M. A. (a son of the Bishop of Water- 
ford) collated April 29. [ff.] I find that he was like- 
wise presented by the Crown, on February 1, 1667-8; 
and admitted February 22. [Ibid.] In the Diocesan 
Registry of Cashel his title is dated December 23, 1669. 
Possibly his earlier titles may have been deemed infor- 
mal. [Vis. Book.] 

1669. EzECHiEL Hopkins, D. D. a native of Devonshire, 
came to Ireland as Chaplain to Lord Truro, Lord Lieu- 
tenant. He was presented by the Crown, on November 
22. [Ibid.] By the same grant he obtained a prebend 
in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin ; and in 1670 was made 
Dean of Raphoe. In 1671 he was raised to the bishopric 
of Raphoe; and in 1681 was translated to Derry. See 
some account of his writings, under Raphoe. 

16|§. Robert Ha worth, M. A. admitted January' 21. 

1684. Barzillai Jones, M. A. Dean of Lismore ; collated 
October 23. [ff.] In 1686 he resigned this dignity, for 
the Chancellorship. 

168f. Thomas Deane, M. A. a Prebendary of Kilkenny ; 
collated January 20. In 1704 he was a Proctor for the 
clergy, in Convocation ; and (I believe) was made Dean 
of Cloyne. He died in 1714. 

1714. Isaac Milles, M. A. educated at Sidney Sussex Col- 
lege, Cambridge; quajre, ordained Deacon at Bandon, 
on March 16, 170^, by Bishop Downes of Cork? [Bp. 
Downes' Journal, MS.] Collated May 21. In 1716 he 
held a prebend in the church of Lismore. He resigned 
in 1727. 

1727. Hugh Wallington, M. A. educated at Caius Col- 
lege, Cambridge, succeeded Milles, on August 29, in 



ARCHDEACONS. 151 

this dignity, and in his prebend of Lismorc. He died in 
1 742, and was buried in the cathedral of Waterford. 

1742. JoiiH Fell, M. A. a Prebendary of Lismore; collated 
November 30. He died in August, 1 754, and was buried 
in the cathedral of Waterford. 

1754. Joseph Moork, M. A. (D.D. in 1 784), a Prebendary 
of Lismore. He died in 1794, at Glonmcl, of which he 
had been Rector fifty<MTen yean, and waa buried there. 

1795. HicHAEO Rtlakd, D.D. collated January 16. He 
was alao a Prebendary of Lismore. He died in January, 
1800, and was buried at Dungarvan. 

1800. William Bdshb, B. A. a Prebendary of Liamore; col- 
lated April 9. He was likewise Rector of St. George'a, 
in Dublin. He rengnod in 1808. 

1 808. John HuaHSS, B. A. collated Janoftry 9 ; inatalled the 
same day. He died in July, 1831 ; and was buried in 
St. John s churchyard, Waterford. 

1831. RicHAED JoHBs HoBSOw, M. A. Archdoaoon of Wa- 
terford, and Vicar-General of both diooeaei, was collated 
July 19 ; installed July 20. In 1830 be obtained a pre- 
bend in Lismore. He is the present Treasurer. 



ARCHDEACONS. 

1200 (about). Baetholomew appears. [MS. T. C. D. f . 
I. i8.] 

1220. Hbmet waa Archdeacon. [Ibid.] 

1249. Henet, Archdeacon, was elected Bishop by the Chap- 
ter, and was confirmed by the King. [Ware.] 

1300. Waltee, Archdeacon, appears as witness to a grant 
of King Eldward L [Rot. pbc. 28 £dw. 1. printed in 
»* ChartsB et Priv." p. 39.] 



152 WATERFORD. 

1339. William, Archdeacon, was witness to a grant (made 
by the monks of the Hospital of St. John, Waterford), 
which was enrolled in this year. [King's Collections.] 

(1582?) Thomas Peacocke. He died, or resigned, in 1585. 
[MS. T.C.D. E. 3. 14.] 

1588. Vacant, and had been so for the last three years. 
[Ibid.J 

1615. Robert Hustler, " a Deacon," was sequestrator. 
[Reg. Vis.] 

162f . Nathanael Lynch, M. A. a Fellow of Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin, was presented by the Crown, on March 
16; admitted March 28; on the same day (16th) he was 
also made a Prebendary of Kilkenny. [Lib. Mun, Hib.] 
He was again presented, to both preferments, on Sep- 
tember 3, 1629. [Rolls Office.] 

In 1634 the Regal Visitors return, " Archdeacon, 
Nathanael Lynch, vacant." In 1661, it is stated, that 
" there hath been no Archdeacon for a long time, the 
tythes having been passed away to others ; so that the 
dignity, which ancient records assert was worth 100 
marks, in privie tythes and offerings, is now worth only 
twenty shillings." [Vis. Book, and Boyle's MS.] 

166f . Richard Dkane, B. D. collated January 8 ; installed 
the same day. He was also a Prebendary of Lismore. 
[ff.] He resigned in 1667. 

N. B. In 1669, the archdeaconry is stated to be va- 
cant; and it so continued under sequestrators until 1773. 

1773. George Lodis Fleury, B. A. (M.A. in 1790), a 
Scholar of Trinity College, Dublin, descended from an 
ancient and honorable family in France, whom the 
bigotry of Louis XIV. compelled to quit their country, 
was presented by the Crown, by lapse, vice Moore (se- 
questrator), who surrendered. [Lib. Mun.] His patent 
is dated July 15 ; he was admitted July 20. He was a 



PREBENDARIES. 153 

Prebendary of Lismorc at this time ; but exchanged his 
prebend ibr the trcasurership in 17^5. AAer holding his 
archdeaconry fifty-two years, ho died, at Waterford, in 
1825. 

1825. Richard Jonbs Hobsov, M. A. (ordained Deacon, by 
the Bishop of Clonfert, on February 17, 1811) collated 
November 7 ; installed November 12. In Bday 1823, he 
was appointed Vicar-General of the diooeaes of Water- 
ford and Lismore. On July 18. 1831. he resided, and 
was made Treasurer. 

1831. James Kkhkbot, M. A. co ^ i 1 ; in- 

stalled September 3. In Augu^i I<^-10 i>c iv^i^uod, and 
became I^tor of Abington, in the diocese of Emly. 

1845. Robert Bell, M. A. (son of Dr. Robert Bell, Pr«- 
centor of Emly) collated November 1. 



PREBENDARIES. 

It is to be regreucd thut the account of these is so meagre 

and imperfect. 
1291. In the Taxation of Pope Nicholas IV. M^m prebends 
arc mentioned, besides those of the Pr«centor, Chancel- 
lor, Treasurer, and Archdeacon. These three, which are 
not namtd, were then held by 

Adam do FuUcboum, M. A. 
Adam dc Hanedone, M. A. 
William Wermemse, D. D. 
1535. In the Taxation of King Henry VIII. dxtxe named, 
viz., 

Kilronan. 
Corbally. 

MUVBTSB.] X 



154 WATERFORD. 

Rossduff. 

Ballynakill. 

St. Patrick's in Waterford. 

Ballygunner. 
1615. The Royal Commissioners sent forth by King James, 
in tliis year, found that there were /our (alias six) Pre- 
bendaries belonging to the cathedral, in addition to the 
four Dignitaries. 
1634. The Royal Commissioners return, " Four Prebends, 
all vacant." And they are classed among the " lapsed 
livings and impropriations." [Prerog. Office.] 

1. KILBONAN. 

1551. Melchior Butlkr was presented by the Crown, 
July 7. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 

1588. John Middleton appears. [MS. T. C. D. e. 3, 14.] 

About 1591. William Holmes, a layman, was deprived by 
the Royal Visitors, for lack of orders. [Ibid.] 

1615. Vacant (" for how long, we know not"), no person be- 
ing willing to accept it, because that Archbishop Magrath 
had leased it (in fee-farm ?) to Paul Sherlock, reserving 
only ten shillings annual rent. [Reg. Vis.] Another 
copy states, that Mr. Clavell was the person who leased 
it. Joshua Boyle, in 1661, affirmed that it was well 
worth twenty pounds yearly, but that it was leased to 
Sherlock at Is. 6d. per annum. 

1663. John Dalton, M. A. appears in the Visitation Book 
of this year, and until 1675; at which time, and from 
thenceforward, this prebend has been declared vacant. 
In 1682 John Dalton was appointed Praecentor, and in 
1692 became Dean(a). 

(a) It may be obaerved of thcae prebcncU, in answer to the assertion made in 
Harris' Edition of Ware's Bishops, p. 647, viz. " it is certain, that since the Res- 
toration in 1 GGO, there have been no such members belonging to that Chapter ;" 



PREBENDARIES. 155 

2. COBBALLY 

135 , IIknuy Lbtcbstrb, pre«cntc<l by the Crown, with a 
mauJatc to instal, &c. Jan. 20. [Rot. Pat. 32 Edw. III.] 

1588. Brian Flotd appears. [MS. T.C.D. b. 3. 14.] 

1591 ? Lahcblot Lukab, a layman, is deprived by the Royal 
Visitors, for want of Orders. [Ibid.] 

151^. Maubick Quoab is said to have leased its revenues 
away, (at some period not then known) in the Regal Vi- 
-'* 'ion Book of 1615. In 1591 ho was a Prebendary of 
1-iciuore. 

1615. This prebend is void, ** we know not how long, being 
leased away by Archbishop Magrath,** to Peter Walsh, 
'* at ci^ht ehillings a year,* and under sequestration ; R 
lluhtk'r. the .\rr))dcacon, being sequestrator. [Reg. Vis.] 

1636. Hknry HoLTov was collated, December 14. [pf.] 

163j^. John (iorb, M. A. Archdeacon of Lismore; collated 
February 22. For some reason not known, he appears 
tu have been a second time collated, on December 15, 
1640, and installed the tame day. [ff.] 

Joshua Boyle, in 1661, sa3r8 : '* It belongs to my 
friend, Mr. Henry Bolton: the t\'thef appropriated to 
it are worth £20 yearly." 

1663. Arthur Staxiiopb, LL. D. Axchdcacoa ol Lismore, 
collated October 10 ; installed same day. [ff.] He ap- 
pears in the Visitation Book until 1678, in which year 
he was promoted to be Dean ; when this prebend is de- 
clared vacantf and has so continued to this day. 

tluu in tlM AichbUwp «r GwlMl't tiiMnrid YUUtfoa Book of 1 6<S, dl Um pt^ 
iMBd* an p iwwBrf fUl, and the Fnhmdaiimtfftar. In IMS aod ISTS, tm» 
ot iht toot affmt a» ■— tcr* «/<A# Chapter t Um liMoUMrpntMaikari raeiat, 
la 1678,lArM«« vanoL In 1681, «/l wwTacaoL In 16M, (kt mum; (yM 
piosiM w«n Mill cbu|ed Ibr mcIi, two of wttidi wtn thea p^aUo bj tko Har. 
ThoBM* Fnuwo, Vkar oT KiloMadea, KllbrUa, Itr.) lo iha VUtatka Book oT 
17S0, Ihqr an under MquMtntioa lo the Rer. Jobo FeU. Thoj cantiaoed to 
aii|Har in the VUtaUoa Booka tiU the year 17 — 



156 WATERFORD. 

3. ROSSDUFF. 

1588. Patrick Lincoln appears. [MS. T. C. D. e. 3. 14.] 
1615. This prebend is vacant, "no one will take it;" be- 
cause Archbishop Miler Magrath had leased away its 
revenues to Richard Curwin, reserving only a rent of 
6a. 8c?. to the Prebendary. [Reg. Vis.] 
1663. Daniel Burston, B. D. appears in the Visitation 
Book of this year. It would seem that he was " minister 
of the cathedral" (perhaps reader and preacher), in the 
year 1661. [See a note below(a), from the Register of 
Baptisms, &c. &c. in Waterford cathedral.] He was also 
Praecentor of Lismore. In 1670 he became Dean. 

Mr. Burston published a work, which he entitled 
*• EYArrEAISTHS EYArrEAIZOMENOS, or The 
Evangelist yet evangelizing ; submitted to the Judgment 
of the Churches of England and Ireland." 4to. Dublin^ 
1662 (pp. 286). The object of this treatise is to defend 
the Episcopal Church against the exceptions of the Pres- 
byterians. It is dedicated to the Duke of Ormonde ; and 
. has a long preface, addressed to the Prcsbyterial Dis- 
senters. The Irish Convocation, assembled in December, 
1662, approved this work, and returned their solemn 
thanks to the author. [MS. Lambeth, 684.] 

In 1669 this prebend is declared vacant ; and has con- 
tinued so to this day. 

4. 8T. Patrick's. 

1615. " This prebend has been united to the archdeaconry, 
by the late Archbishop Miler Magrath ; but the union 

(a) 1661. " Maiigaret Burston, daughter of Mr. Daniel Burston, Minuter of 
this cathedral church, was bom at Tallough, iu the Coimty of Waterford, the 24th 
of Februaiy, 1656, and was baptized by Mr. Francis Bernard, in the parish church 
of Tallougti, aforesaid, the eleventh day of March next following : which, at the 
request of the said Daniel Burston, was re^jistered in this book, because the times 
whereia she was bom and baptized were very disorderly, and few or no Bi^^iater 
Book^ unless after a new fashion, were kept in any parish of this kingdom." 



VICARS CHORAL. 157 

has not been confirmed by the Dean and Chapter.** [Reg. 
Vis. in Bcrra. Tower.] '' Robert Hustler (the Archdeacon) 
is Sequestrator." [Reg. Vis. in Prerog. Office.] 

1G61. "There is a house belonging to this Prebend, now 
ruined. It was worth heretofore in offerings and pryvie 
tythes £20 yearly : but now de ejusdem valore qusere." 
[J. Boyle.] 

1663. Natbavabl Sravsnt, or Spihcks ; a prebendaxy of 
Lismore, appears in the Visitation Books of this year. 
He resigned in, or before, April 1667. In 1669 this pre- 
bend was declared vacant, and has remained so to this day. 

5. BALLTOUinrSK OR BALLTGOVB. 

1582 {circa). It is called ** Parcel of the Dean and Chapter." 
In (act, the Dean and Chapter hold it to this day. 

6. KILCARAOU. 

1615. This, which now forms part of the deanery, is named 
as a separate prebend, in a book of R^al Visitation of 
this date. [Benn. Tower.] 

7. BALLTHAKILL. 

This now forms part of the common estate of the Dean and 
Chapter. 

VICARS CHORAL. 

" The dignitaries of the Cathedral Church of Waterford and 
the Mayor and Corporation of the city, especially divers 
of the citisens, have, in former time, maintained siz 
Vicars Choral, and six choristers, an organist, clerk, and 
sexton, to attend Divine Service. There were also 
maintuned by the chappels in the sud Cathedral six 
Chaplains, to say and attend Divine Service in the 
Quire." [MS. of Joshua Boyle.] 

There is no trace of these Vicars Choral, choristers, 
&c. <&c. remaining at the present day. 



158 LISMOKE. 



DIOCESE OF LISMORE. 

Thb see of Lisraore claims a very high antiquity, having 
been founded in the earlier part of the seventh century, 
by St. Carthagh, a native of Kerry, Abbat of Rathcny, 
in the county of Westmeath ; where it is said that he 
governed a very large number of monks, under a reli- 
gious rule of extraordinary strictness. Having been 
compelled to quit his abbey in the year 631, he estab- 
lished himself at Lismore, founded a church, and became 
its first Bishop. Soon after the arrival of the English 
invaders, the small but ancient diocese of Ardmore was 
incorporated with that of Lismore. In the beginning of 
the thirteenth century some attempts were made to unite 
the dioceses of Lismore and Waterford : those were re- 
newed in 1225; and again in 1326. At length a real 
union of the two was made by Pope Urban I. in the year 
1363, and his bull was confirmed by King Edward III. 
on October 7 in that year. 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

An ancient seal, of Bishop Richard Cor, dated A.D. 1289, 
is engraved in Ware's History of the Bishops, p. 525. 

TAXATION OF THE BISHOPRIC, AND OF THE CHAPTER. 

A. D. 1291. By AxUhority of Pope Nicholas IV. 
Not discovered. 

A.D. 1590. By Commissioners of Queen Elizaletli. 

Episcopatus unit, cum Waterford, ... £0 
Dccanatus Lismor, 1300 



lUSHOPb> 159 

Pro £10 

Can 10 

The ; 6 

ArchiUiacuiiaiuii, .... GOO 

Quinque Vicariip <"■'■" fl'- -'0 

Prcbcnda dc Tul 5 

„ Donoghmori-. .500 

„ Kilbannodyn, «> 

„ Dysertet KUtygu!!. 3 

KilroMnota, . 4 

Modelflgy, 10 

Kilgoboncd, 1 10 

„ CUaamore, lo 

„ Mora, •'• 

Oghetenigh, 2 

,. Momtown, alias Ballymone- 

kcrik. (> 
All sterling money. 

8D0CS8SIOV or BISHOPS. 

Between A. D. 631 and 636. St. Cabth aoh (familiarly called 
by the peasantry Mo-chuddy, i.e. my dear Carthagbj, 
Abbat of Ratheny, in tho county of WesCmeath. About 
the year 631, he waa driven from his abbey by the petty 
prince of that district; and, travelling southward, ob- 
tained a refuge and some land at the place which thence' 
forward was called Lismore ; hero he founded a cathe- 
dral, of which he himself became the first Bishop. It is 
also believed that Carthagh was the founder of a school 
at Lismore, which afterwards rose to great celebrity. He 
died on May 14, 637 or 638, and was interred in his 
own cathedral. He wrote a ** Rule for Monks," in the 
Irish language; a copy of which is in the Bodleian Lib- 
rary, at Oxford [MS. Laud. F. 92.] ; and another was. 



160 LISMORE. 

(in 1820), in the possession of Mr. Edward O'Reilly, 
Assistant Secretary to the Celtic Society of Ireland. 

Lanigan conjectures, that perhaps St. Cuanna, who had 
been governor of a monastery or church in the County 
of Galway, and was a maternal brother of St. Carthagh, 
succeeded him in the see. [Eccl. Hist. vol. iii. p. 357.] 

698. The next Bishop whom we find noticed (for Sir James 
Ware observes that but few memoirs remain of the suc- 
cessors of Carthagh for about five centuries), was Hiero- 
Loous, or Jarlaith ; who is styled, as not unusual at 
those times, both Bishop and Abbat. He died on Ja- 
nuary 16, 698. 

698. CoLMAN (or Mo-cholmoc) succeeded Hierologus, both 
as Bishop and Abbat. In his time the school of Lismore 
enjoyed a higher degree of reputation than any other 
seminary in Ireland. He died on January 22, 702. 

702. Cronan, a man of noble birth, and for his learning 
called *' the wise." He died on February 9, 717. 

725. CoLMAN O-Liathain, " a learned doctor," died about 
725. 

746. Mac-ogk died. 

763. RoNAN died. 

908. CoRMAC Mac-Culenan, Prince of Desies (of the same 
name with a Kling and Bishop of Cashel, then living, 
but said to be a different person ; however, upon this 
point see Lanigan's Eccl. Hist. vol. iii. p. 349), died in 
908 or 918. Mageoghcgan asserts that he was killed by 
some of his own family, in 916. 

1025. 0-Mael-Sluaig died. 

1034. MoRiERTACH 0-Sklbach died. 

1064. Mac-Airthir died. 

1091. Mael Duin 0-Rebacain died. 

1113? Mac-Mic-^ddcan died, in 1113, or 1119, or 1123. 
Sec Lanigan's Ecclesiastical History, vol. iv. p. 74. 



BISHOPS 161 

1121). GiLLA MiKHUDA (i.e. thc servantoic :i i^oO-Rk- 
BACAix died. 

1134 (circa). Malchus, an Irishman by birth» but educated 
in England, and a monk of Winchester, was made Bishop. 
He was then an old man, of exemplary life and great 
learning. Malachy 0*Morgair, Archbishop of Armagh, 
had been his pupiL Ware doubts whether or not he 
were the same person as Maelmonechus O'Lonseo, 
whom the Irish Annals call Bishop of Lismore, who 
died in 1150. 

1150. Christian O'Cokarchy, who was bora atXaughon- 
archie, a village between Lismore and Dunganran [John 
Uartry], and had been a pupil, and afterwards Arch- 
deacon to Malachy O'Morgair, either in the dioceee of 
Armagh or Down, was sent by him to St. Bernard al 
Clairvaux, to be instructed in the rules of the Cisteroiaii 
Order. St. Bernard having sent him back to Ireland, 
he became first Abbat of Mellifont; about A. D. 1150, 
he was consecrated Bishop of Lismore, and was appointed 
the Pope's Legate for Ircland(a). In this capacity he 
presided at the Synod of Kelb in 1152, when the palls 
were first given to the four Archbishops of Armagh, 
Dublin, Cashel, and Tuam. Having become weary of 
the cares of his office, he resigned the see about 1175; 
and, dying eleven years afterwards, was buried in the 
Cistercian abbey of O'Doraey, in the county of Kerry. 

1175. There u some uncertainty about the immediate suc- 
cessor of Bishop Christian. A prelate named Fkux is 
recorded to have been present, as Bishop of Lismore, at 
thc Council of Lateran, in 1179 ; and it is thought that 
he is the Prelate called, in the Annals of Inisfallen, 

(a) In Prfniie'* Ueoorda, toL L p. 664, Giakbeit, Bishop of Limora (tcmpoi* 
MatocUa Anhkif. AnnM. L «l 1 1S4 to 1 1S7X b Hid to hvn bMn tha tot P^mJ 
LifM* in Inbod. 

MDH8TBB.] T 



162 LISMORE. 

O'Heda, and by P. Seguin (a Cistercian annalist), 
O'Danus (O'Hedanus) ; who died in the year 1206. 

1206. The name of the next Bishop is not known; which 
is not a little remarkable ; seeing that he was engaged 
in a long and serious dispute with a very violent brother 
prelate, the Bishop of Waterford, who even went so far 
as to seize and imprison him, and afterwards encouraged 
a murderous attempt upon his life, which had nearly suc- 
ceeded. [See Harris' Ware, p. 528-9.] It appears that 
he held the see from the year 1206 to 1218. 

1218. Robert, of Bedford (a native or a monk of that town), 
in England, was elected by the Canons of Lismore, on 
December 12, 1218 ; and they having afterwards ob- 
tained the King's license, he was confirmed, consecrated, 
and had his temporalities restored. It appears that the 
Bishop of Waterford attempted to deprive him of his 
see, which the Pope had wished to imite to that of Wa- 
terford: but that scheme failed for the time; and Robert 
retained possession until his death, in 1222. 

1223. Griffin Christopher, Chancellor of Lismore, was 
elected Bishop in 1223; and received confirmation from 
the King in November of that year : but, for some un- 
known reason, he was not consecrated until 1227; in- 
deed we find his temporalities again in the King's hands 
in 1231. He instituted Vicars Choral in his cathedral. 
He died in 1246. 

1248. Alan O'Sullivan, a Dominican friar, was translated 
to this see from that of Cloyne, in 1248. He died in 
1252 or 1253. 

1253. Thomas, Treasurer of Lismore, was elected Bishop 
by the Dean and Chapter, on April 27, 1253; and was 
confirmed by the King, on July 27 following. He died 
in 1270, and was buried in his own cathedral. 

1270. John de Rupe, or Roche, a person of high family, 



BISHOPS. 163 

Pr«r r Lismorc, was cloctcd liishop. He died 

about V mtiile, in I'JliK 

1279. Richard CoRR, CbanceUor of Lismore, was elected 
to this see ; and was confirmed by the King on October 
24, 1279. His temporalitiet were reetored to him about 
November 18 (anno regmi 8**). [MS. T.C. D.w. i. i8.] 
He was engaged in aome dispalea with the Bishop of 
Waterfiud, which were happily oompoaed in 1288. He 
reeorered tome lands which had been improperlj alien> 
ated from the see. He died in October, 1808, and was 
buried in his own cathedral. A drawing of his episcopal 
seal is in the ArchiYCs of Christ Choioh, Dublin. 

1309. WiLUAM LB FuuiiBo, Archdeacoo of Lismore, tac- 
oeeded Bishop Corr. Ho died about November, 1321. 

1323. JoHV LiTRAOH, or LAiniAOUT, a secular priest, was 
consecrated Bishop of Liamore, at Waterford, oo Palm 
Sunday, 1323. Ware observes, that ** he was a prolate 
who merited greatly of his suoooiaors for recovering the 
posaassions d* his see." He died a little before Christmas, 
1354. 

1358. Thomas li Rstb,* Canon of Lismore, was appointed 
to that sec in 1358 (some say in 1362), after a vacancy 
of at least four years, althotigh, in the year 1355, the 
Dean and Chapter had paid ten marks to the King for 
license to elect a Bishop. [Rot. Pat. 29 Edw. III.] It 
is probable that he was a man of parts and learning ; for 
we find him holding the high office of Chancellor of Ire- 
land in 1367. During his incumbency the sec of Lis- 
more was united to that of Watcrford by the Pope; 
which union was confirmed by King Edward III. on 
October 2, 1363. 



From this period, the scries of Bishops of the united 
is carried on under the Diocese of WaUrfvrd. 



164 LISMORE. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

The precise period of the foundation of this, as well as most 
other Irish Chapters, does not appear to be known. Pro- 
bably the Capitular body was established during the lat- 
ter part of the twelfth century. It formerly consisted of 
a Dean, four Dignitaries, and eleven Prebendaries. Two 
of these prebends, viz. Oughteragh and Morestown-kirk, 
called also Morris-town, and Ballymonekerick [but I 
have suspicions that these three are only different names 
for Mora (sometimes called Moor-town) one of the pre- 
bends still existing], have ceased to be such for a very 
long period. In the year 1210, on June 26, Pope Inno- 
cent III. confirmed the possessions of the Dean and 
Canons. Macrobius and David, " Canons of Lismore," 
are mentioned at the year 1218, at the election of Bishop 
Robert de Bedeford; and one of the Dignitaries, the 
Chancellor, in 1223. [Ware; and Prynne's Records, 
vol. iii. p. 373.] 

CHAPTER SEAL. 

Joshua Boyle, Registrar of the diocese in 1660, and Chapter 
Clerk, relates the following anecdote of the chapter 
seal : — Upon the cession of Miler Magrath " there was 
some vacancy of the sees ; in which the chapter seal of 
Lismore was by order intrusted to the custody of Richard 
Osbume, Esq., then High Sheriff of the County of Wa- 
terford, with whom it rested two or three years ; after 
which it was took from him by order from the Lord 
Chichester, then Lord Deputy, and committed to the 
custody of the Mayor of Clonmel, who locked itt upp in 
the box for the Poore which was in the Abby Church 
there. It there remayned about fower ycares, to the 
great prejudice of the Church : for that there was a pub- 



DEANS 165 

lique access to the said box, ana ii inij^ht (with ease) be 
opened with a nayle ; whereby many estates of the church 
revenues were counterfeited, antedated, fordged." [Reg. 
Watcrf.] 

In June, 1663, the Chapter, having then no Seal of 
their own, agree to make use of the Seal of the Dean's 
peculiar jurisdiction, and declare that it shall be taken 
for the seal of the Dean and Chapter, in all acta, instru- 
ments, &o. emanating from their body. [Chap. Book.] 

DSAV. 

The Dean of Lismore po sse ss e s, from anpicnt tiroes, a pecu- 
liar Jurisdiction ; by which he exercises all kinds of ordi- 
nary ecclesiastical discipline within the three parishes of 
Lismore, Tallogh, and MacoUop, during eleven months 
in the year, until he is inhibited by the Bishop, one 
month before his visitation. He has a court and a re- 
gistrar; grants marrisgc licenses, probates of wills, and 
letters of administration. He has a peculiar seal of his 
own ; which is engraved in Ware's History of the Bi- 
shops, p. 425. 

8U0CB88I0V OP DBAJtS. 

In 1210, Pope Innocent confirmed, by a Bull, the possessions 
of the Dean and Canons of Lismore. I have not found 
the name of this early Dean. 

1260. Thomas di Wodbfobdb appears. [MS. T. C. D. 
F. I. i8.] 

1281. Philip M'Bachklv. [Ibid, and Cod. Clar. 46.] 

? KOGKK UUSSBLL. [Ibid.] 

1307. Nicholas. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1320-1326. Waltbb lb Flbmiko. [MS. T.C. D. w. 1. 18.] 

1346. MicHABL LB Plemixg. [Ibid.] 

1356? Sec notc(a) below. 

(•) In I8A6. qiutra. John BaUeoto? Th* Dam and CbapUr paid to the 
KiBgaflMoftMiauiluforlMTetoalwItlMlrBbhop. Joko Balaeol* wm the 



166 LISMORE. 

140|. William Walshe was presented to the deanery, on 
March 3. [Rot. Cane.] 

1421. Philip Wyott (Wyatt?) (called ** John" in MS. 
T. CD. F. I. 1 8.) was Dean: during a vacancy of the 
see, he had the custody of the temporalities. [Ibid.] 

15 — . John Bdtlee. He died in 1549. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1549. Edward Power was presented by the Crown, on De- 
cember 18. [Lib. Mun. Hib. and Patent Roll] 

1551. Denis Morris was presented on October 20. [Ibid.] 
He died in 1559. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1559. Peter Lewis succeeded. He resigned his deanery 
in 1564. Quaere, whether he was the person who was 
Praecentor of Christ Church, Dublin, at this time(a). 

1564. Gerald Fitz-James Fitz-Gerald was presented, on 
the resignation of Lewis, on June 17. He was deprived, 
for some unknown cause. [MS. in Christ Church, 
Dublin.] 

1583(i). John Prendergast was presented, on the depri- 
vation of Fitz-Gerald ; the fiat of his letters patent bears 
date September 12. He resigned in 1610, and accepted 
the prebend of Newchapel in the church of Cashel, to- 

pledge and chief debtor. He was Beetor of Callan : qiuare, whether he waa Dean ? 
[Rot. Cane. 29 Ic 80 Edw. TIL] 

(a) It appears from the Chapter Books, that in 1560 the Dean and Chapter 
had granted a lease of the tithes belonging to the deanery, in fee-Cann, at a rent 
of forty shillings. This lease, having subsequently come into possession of the 
Earl of Cork, was surrendered by him upon an arbitration, and a new lease was 
granted to him by the Dean and Chapter, for sixty years, at the rent of £40, 
being half the certified value of the said tithes, in Uic year 1663. 

(6) By an Act of Parliament, passed in 1569 (not printed), all dignities 
and prebends in all the cathedrals of Monster and Cunnaught, except those of 
Cashel, Watcrford, Cork, and Limerick, were ordered to be filled up by the Lord 
Deputy of Ireland alone (Sir IIenr>' Sidney), during the next ten years. And it 
was enacted that none was to be admitted a Dean but by prcaentment of the 
Deputy, and who should l>c in orders, of full age, able to read and speak English, 
and should be bound to reside on his deanery. [Lib. Mun.] 



DEANS. 167 

gether with the vicarage of Ballybeaoon, in the diooeae 
of Lisinorc. [Ilot. Pat. 8 Jac. I.; MS. in Marsh's Li- 
brary, Dublin ; and Reg. Vis.] 

1 6 1 9. Thomas Wilsoh, Chanoellor of CiaheL Patent dated 
February 15. He resigned on December 1, 1G14. [Rot. 
Pat.] In 1621 we find him presented to thiadmotary of 
Dromorc ; but holding it only one JMT. 

1614. Michael Botlb, D. D. of Oxford (whom see among 
the Biiihops of Watei/ofd)^ was prcaented by patent dated 
December 6. For more than three years he held this 
deanery with his bishopric; but in 1621 he wigned it. 
and obtained other preferment, to hold m eomuttmdam, 
[Ware.] He was at the same time Archdeacon of Cork, 
a Vicar Choral of that cathedral, and a Prebendary of 
Cloyne(a). 

1621. KowARD BBOUHOunt. (Qiueie, of Wadham Coll^pe, 
Oxford? See Parr's Letters of Archbishop Ussher.) 
His patent is dated April 30. He iqtpears to have 
holden his dignity not more than fire or six weeks. 
[Lib. Mun.] 

1621. RoBKRT Daboevk, Prebendaiy of Diaert, and Chan> 
oellor of Waterfurd. He was also a Fellow of the Col- 
lege of Youghal. His patent, dated June 14, contained 
a clause uniting the prebend of Disert and Kilmoleran 
to the deanery, pro h&c viea. [Lib. Man. Hib.] He 
died on March 23, 162). 

1628. JoHa Grm was presented on April 3. [ff.] He was 
the first Viear of Trim. He died on January 21, 16|g ; 

(a) A B^ VUtatfoa Book of 161» obMrrw, " Th« &mmmj hath bMa fgr 
th* tsIm UMnof in • BMiMr broaght to Mtklaf, b]r a dMdw ftr faQr>«a* jTMB* 
BudcbytlM lataDMD, and bjr Um eooMiit oT tba ArehbUiop of OmM" [no. 
tberbookMTi, "penoifladfajrtbeArehyihoporCMU, irtio noiiTad • pnflt bjr 
th* tr—rtten*3, ** nwrrtng oi47 >v* pooMb Irish par manm — ^Yalorb £10 
Iffah." TUs ArcfaUahopiM night lMespM«ad,wMllihrlU(nUi. 



168 LISMORE. 

and was buried in Trim churchyard, where his tomb- 
stone still is to be seen. 

16|g. Robert Naylor, M. A. a relative of Richard, first 
Earl of Cork, was ordained Deacon, September 25, 1625 ; 
Priest, December 18, 1625. He was made a Prebendary 
of Cloyne in 1628 ; and was presented to this deanery, 
with the prebend of Disert annexed, on January 26, 
16|g; admitted March 20; installed March 24. He re- 
signed the deanery (but not the prebend) on March 4, 
16f § ; and in April of that year was made Dean of Li- 
merick. 

1640. Edward Parry, D. D. (of whom see more among the 
Bishops of Killaloe), formerly a Fellow of Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin, Dean of Waterford, Prebendary of Stagonyl 
in the Cathedral of St. Patrick, an(^ Treasurer of Christ 
Church, Dublin, succeeded. His patent bears date April 
28. He was installed on May 11. He attempted, but 
without success, to recover his deanery lands, which had 
been seized on by the first Earl of Cork, and continued 
for near a century in possession of his family ; also the 
townlands of Ballysagartmore and Ballysagartbeg, be- 
longing to the Vicars Choral, which have never been 
recovered. In 1647 he was advanced to the bishopric 
of Killaloe. 

1647. Robert Parry, M. A. succeeded. He was a near 
kinsman of his predecessor ; and was a Prebendary [and 
afterwards Chancellor?] of St. Patrick's, Dublin, till the 
year 1651. His patent is dated May 17. [Lib. Mun. 
Hib.] The place was vacant by his death in 1660. 

1661. Richard Underwood, D. D. His patent is dated 
February 5. In 1662 we find him Praicentor of Ferns; 
and in 1664 the Crown presented hiip to the vicarage of 
Shanrahan in this diocese. He died in 1664, or the be- 
ginning of 1665. 



DEANS. 169 

]66}. Hugh Gore, D. D. Treasurer, Chancellor of Cashel, 
and Praecentor of Watcrford (for account of whom see 
the Bishops of Waterford), succeeded, by patent dated 
March 26 (or April 6) ; admitted April 7. In 1666 he 
became Bishop of the diocese. 

16C6. RiciiABD LiNGARD, D. D. was educated partly at 
Cambridge ; but aflcrwards became a Fellow and RegiuB 
Professor of Divinity in the University of Dublin. Or- 
dained Deacon, October 22, 1621 ; Priest, October 28, 
1622. [Reg. Vis. Meath.] His patent is dated March 
2. He was admitted April 19. He died in 1670, and 
was buried in the College ohspel of Dublin. He pub- 
lished: 

1. A Sermon, preached before the King, in defence 
of the Liturgy. 4to. London^ 1668. 

2. A Letter of Advice to a young Gentleman leaving 
the University. 12mo. L<nuUm, 1670, 1673. 

1670. Michael Ward, B.D. a native of England, a 1\ ll.>w 
of Trinity College, Dublin, and afterwards Regius Pro. 
feasor of Divinity, and Provost, suoeeeded, by patent 
dated November 29. In 167|, he became Archdeacon 
of Armagh. In 1678 he was advanced to the See of 0$- 
•ory ; under which diooeee see a further account of him. 

1678. Edward Jgxis, B. D. a native of Montgomeryshire, 
educated at Westminster School, and afterwards a Fellow 
of Trinity College, Cambridge, came to Ireland as do- 
mestic Chaplain to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieu- 
tenant. In 1677 he was appointed a Prebendary of 
Kilkenny; and succeeded to this deanery, by patent 
dated November 16. In 1682 he was advanced to the 
See of Cloyne : where see further particulars concerning 
him. 

168f . Babzillai Jombs, M. A. admitted March 5. In the 
next year he was made Treasurer of Waterford. In 1689 

MDNSTBR.] I 



170 LISMORE. 

he was attainted by King James II. I believe that he 
resigned, or was deprived, on objecting to take the oaths 
to King William and Queen Mary ; and retired to Eng- 
land. 

169^. William Jephson, M. A. His patent is dated Janu- 
ary 6 : and it gave him at the same time the rectory of 
Inislounaght. He presented a silver Communion Cup, 
Patin, and two Flagons, to the cathedral, in 1705. After 
many years of fruitless attempts to obtain a bishopric, 
for which high ofl&co he was not judged suitable [see 
Mant's Hist.], he died on April 11, 1720 ; and was buried 
in his cathedral. His tombstone is under the western 
tower(a). 

1720. William Crosse, M. A. Dean of Ferns, succeeded 
Jephson. [See Mants Church Hist. vol. ii. p. 638.] His 
patent is dated May 28. In 1723 he resigned, and be- 
came Dean of Leighlin. 

1723. John Francis, M. A. Dean of Leighlin, exchanged 
with Price. His patent bears date August 2. He died 
in the following year. 

[1724. Quaire, whether upon the death of Francis (after 
April 16, 1724), Dr. William Buracough, first Chaplain 
to the Lord Lieutenant, was appointed Dean, but soon 
resigned the dignity on being advanced to tlie see of 
Limerick, in June, 1725? See Mant's Church History, 
vol. ii. p. 425, and the History of Limerick, as there 
quoted (i).] 

(a) 1719. The Liber Mun. liib. names Arthur Price as Dean in this year. 
In 1720 he was nuule Dean of Ferns ; possibly he may have been preaentad and 
have tiolden thU deanery for a year ; but there was no Chapter holden daring his 
incumbency (if he was Dean), so that his name does not occur in the Chapter 
liook, nor do I find any record of his appointment. 

(6) In Bishop Nicolson's Letters, it is stated, under the year 1725: " Mr. 
OetteraH is to b« Dean of Liamwe, which was long kept in petto for the first 
Chaplain" (i. •. Dr. Bnnooagh). Mr. Cottcroll, however, was mada Daan of 
Raphoe, instead of Lismore. 



DEANS. 171 

ll-Jo. A; u Ai.cocK, MA. IVi'ocntor of Lismore, 

and ( r of Wutcrlor*!, wa.? made Dean, by patent 

dated July 22. Primate Boulter tliought so well of him, 
that he recommended him for a bishopric. He recovered 
the deanery lands of Ballydecane; which had been 
usurped, with other church lands, by the first Earl of 
Cork, and had continued to lliAt time in po — c a ri oa of bis 
descendants. He died in 1747. 

1747. Wasiiimgtok CoTS«t LL- D. who had been educated 
at Oriel College, Oxford, mioeeeded. Hi* patent bean 
date December 26. He died at Bath, on March 7. 1762. 

1762. JoBV Rtdbr, LL.D. (eldest aon of Archbishop Ryder 
of Tuam), a Prebendary of Tuam, and Rector of Tem- 
plemichael in the diocese of Ardagh. His patent is dated 
May 22. Ue was instalUsd on September 6, 1780. He 
died at London, on April 18, 1791. 

1791. JoHv Wbbtuam, M. A. (O.D. in 1798), soooeeded. 
His patent is dated September 3. Ho was installed on 
September 14. In 1793 he was made Archdeacon of 
Cork. He died at Clifton, near Bristol, on May 1, 1796. 

17U6. JoHH Scott, M. A. Archdeacon ofClonfcrU Uis 
patent is dated June 11. He was installed the same 
month. He died at Bath in 1828; and was buried at 
Kilfunc, in the county of Kilkenny. 

\S2S. JouK Batlt, D.D. Dean of KilUloe, became first 
Chaplain to the Marquess of Anglesey, Lord Lieu- 
tenant; and Dean of the Castle Chapel, Dublin. His 
patent for the deanery of Lismore bears date May IK 
Ho was admitted and installed July 12. He died in 
Dublin, in June, 1H3I. and was buried in St. Peter's 
churchyard. 

1831. Sir Geobgk William Bisshopp, Bart. M.A. an 
Kugliaiunan, educated at Queen s College, Oxford, came 
to Ireland as domestic Chaplain to Karl Whitworth, 
Lord Lieutenant, and for several years was sub-Dean of 



172 LISMORE. 

the Castle Chapel, Dublin. His patent is dated July 19 ; 
he was admitted July 26 ; installed July 30. He died at 
Cheltenham, to which place he had gone for recovery of 
his health, in 1834. 

After his death, the revenues of the deanery were trans- 
ferred to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for Ireland, 
and the appointment was suspended by an order of the 
Privy Council, dated November 17, 1834. 
(elected.) 

1834. Henry Cotton, D. C. L. Archdeacon of Cashel, and 
Treasurer of Christ Church, Dublin, was elected by the 
Chapter, as a fit and proper person to execute the duties 
of the deanery, pursuant to the provisions(a) of the Act 
4 & 5 Will. IV. c. 90, the temporalities of the deanery 
having been transferred to the Ecclesiastical Commis- 
sioners. Date of his appointment, under seal of the 
Chapter, December 16, 1834. 

1849. The suspension was removed by the Lord Lieutenant 
and Privy Council, by an order dated March 15. 

ROYAL PRESENTATIONS REVIVED. 

Thomas Stewart Townsend, D. D. Vicar of Bum- 
church in the diocese of Ossory, was presented by patent 

(c) As thia was the first instance of this Act being brought into operation, it 
may be well to state these Provitiont, which are found in the first section. 

" Provided always, that in the case of any such suspension as aforesaid, it 
shall and may be lawful for the Chapter of any diocese or cathedral church, or 
members thereof, to nominate and appoint some fit and proper person to perform 
and exercise all such acts and duties in relation to the property of any such Chap- 
ter or cathedral church, or otherwise, as might or ought to have been, or be per- 
formed or exercised by any successor in such dignity or office so suspended, if 
such successor had been appointed ; and such person so nominated and appointed 
shall have all such powers and authorities, and be subject to all such liabilities, 
in relation to tlio performance of such acts and powers, spiritual or other duties, 
as any such successor, if duly appointed, would have had or been subject to; and 
all the acts of the persons so appointed shall be of equal force and validity as the 
acts of any such successor, if so appointed." 



PRiECENTOkS. 173 

dated October 24 ; instituted November 13 ; and installed 
November 24. He was a native of Cork, was educated 
at Hyde Abbey School, Winchester, and graduated in 
Trinity College, Dublin. In August 1850 he rengned, 
and became Dean of Waterford. He is author of 

Facts and Circumstances respecting the Irish Church. 
1834. J 

A Tract upon Education. 1840. 

A Letter to the Lord Bishop of Ossorj. 1846. 

A Letter to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, on Na- 
tional Education. (Aiumjfmoiu.) 8to. Dublin, 1847. 

A Supplementary Letter lo the same ; being a Reply 
to Dr. Miller's Animadversions. {Anon.) 8to. 1847. 

The Policy of a separate Grant for Education in Iro> 
land considered. 8vo. Dublin^ 1849. 
1850. Honoruble Hbwet Mohtaoub Browvb (son of the 
second Uaron Kilmaine), Vicar of MuUingar; presented 
September — . 



PRECENTORS. 

1270. JoHH RocHB, a person of a noble fiunily, was Pnc- 
oentor ; and in this year was elected to the bishopric of 
Lismore, which he held during nine years. [Warc.J 

1588. Richard Donovah appean. [MS. T.C.D. b. 3. 14.] 
He also held it in 1G07. [Reg. Vis.] 

1609. Thomas Wintbr, M. A. was presented by the Crown 
to this dignity, and also to the pnecentorship of Water- 
ford, on May 2. [Rot. Pat. 6 Jac. I.] He resigned or 
died, in 1615. [Reg. Vis.] 

1616. John Lancaster appears^aV Ho was alsoPneoentor 



\a} in Um chardiyuxi of lunaaMieg, near Anlmarr, ties a lufb aommMoUl 
■tooe, wiihko(MtofataM^aadaniiiKriptka,piitfyiUhMd,itatfagittelMph«d 



174 LISMORE. 

of Waterl'ord, and held the prebend of Disert, and was 
likewise a Fellow of the College of Youghal. In 1617 
he obtained the vicarage of Mothel, from the Crown. 

1630. Raleigh Bellot, M. A. a Prebendary of Cloyne 
(ordained Deacon, August 28, 1627; Priest, August 7, 
1628) ; collated January 14 (or February 20) [fp.] ; in- 
stalled January 27. [Reg. Vis.] 

1636. Robert Forward, B. D. Praecentor of St. Patrick's, 
Dublin ; collated August 6. In 163f he was made Dean 
of Dromore. [??•] 

1639. Andrew M'Dowell, who was Praicentor of Killala 
in 1639, succeeded. He died about 1640 or 1641. [MS. 
in Reg. Waterford.] 

1641. From this time the praecentorship remained vacant 
till the Restoration. 

1663. Daniel BuRSTON, B. D. Prebendary of Rossduff, in 
the Cathedral of Waterford, and afterwards Dean of the 
same, appears. [C. B.] In 1655 he was receiving from 
Oliver Cromwell's government a salary of £120, as mi- 
nister at Tallow. [Reid's Hist. Presbyt.] 

1667. John Stephens, M. A. appears in the Chapter Book 
of this year ; but another authority states, that he was 
collated on June 15, 1670. [ff.] Both may be correct. 

1683. Edward Bainbrigge, or Bainbridgk, M. A. Pre- 
bendary of Kilrossanty, and a Prebendary of Cashel, suc- 
ceeded. Collated July 25. [Ibid.] 

in memory of " ELIZA, conjux • • • • STER, armigeri, Pwecentor. Lismor." 
I find, hy a private Act of Parliament in the Rolls Oflice, tliat tlib person, the 
danghter of Sir Edmund Harris, Justice of the Common Pleas, was married to 
John Lancaster. Harris had property at Ardmore, where Lancaster, as PrsecnUn*, 
held the rectorial tithes. 

It is somewhat difficult now to say for what reason a Clergyman should cause 
himself to be described as an Etqvire. It is stated that the burial of the venerated 
George Herbert is thu$ entered in the Register of his parish of Bemerton near 8a- 
Usboiy; " Mr. George Herbert, Esquire, Parson, was buried. May 2^, 1632." 

In the year 1615, Hanrice Griffith is designated " Armiger, I*rRbendariu8 
Kiphin." SeeMaaon's Paroddal Survey [Killuken Parish, vol. ii.] 



PILfiCENTORS. 175 

1692. Alexander Alcock, M. A. succecdeil. In 1699 he 
was appointed Chancellor of Waterford. In 1725 ho re- 
signed, and became Dean. [C. B.] 

1725. Richard Pocockb, It. A. (afterwards LL. D. and a 
Fellow of the Royal Society), collated September 22. 
In 1727 the Chapter elected him their Proctor to Con- 
vocation. [Ch. B.] 

This eminenk man was an Englishman, educated at 
Corpus Chriati College, Oxford. In 1 745 he became 
Praoentor of Waterford; and in 174^ Archdeacon of 
Dublin; in 1756, he was adTaiiced to the bishopric of 
OsBory (under which diocese fee a more full account of 
him) ; and in 1 765 was tnoalatod to that of Meaih. 
Bishop Pococke is well known by his valuable Travela 
in the East, published in two volumei, fi>Bo, in 1743, 
1745 ; and his '* Inacriptionct Antigua, Gr. et Lat." 
folio, 1752. Some mailer pieoee by him are primed in 
the " Philosophical Transactions," and in the **Aroh»o- 
logia;" and several, yet in manuscript, are preserved in 
the British Museum. 

1756. Ettom Butts, M. A. Chancellor of Ferns; presented 
by the King (on Dr. Pococke being raised to the epis- 
copal bench). May 17. He was the eldest son of Dr. 
Butts, Bishop of Ely ; and was educated at Catherine 
Hall, in Cambridge. In 1770 he wm made Dean of 
Cloyne; and in 1778 Prasoentor of Waterford. Beheld 
this dignity till his death, in the spring of 1779. 

1779. William Gruebeb, &LA. Treasurer; collated Fe- 
bruary 11. Ue died in May, 1782; and was buried at 
St. Mary's, Dublin. 

1782. UsHBT Pauisb, M. A. coUated August 7. He was 
also Archdeacon of Oasory. He resigned on August 7, 
1797. 

1797. PoKsovBT Mat Cabxw, B. A. collated August 9. He 



176 LISMORE. 

held this dignity till his death, in May 1827. He was 
buried at Youghal. 

1827. Honorable George Theobald Bourke, M. A. (fourth 
son of Joseph, third Earl of Mayo) ; Prebendary of Kil- 
gobinet; collated August 9 ; installed August 25. He 
died at his benefice, Kilmacow near Waterford, on De- 
cember 22, 1847. 

Upon his death the appointment to the PraBcentor- 
ship was suspended by the Privy Council, by an order 
dated January 28, 1848, and the revenues were trans- 
ferred to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners ; but in July, 
1849, upon an investigation of the smallness of the 
Vicar's income, all the rectorial revenue, arising within 
the parish of Ardmore, was annexed to the vicarage ; and 
the suspension of the praecentorship was removed. 

1850. Arthur Wynne, M. A. Praecentor of Waterford, 
was collated to the unendowed dignity, on January '61. 



CHANCELLORS. 

1223. Griffin Christopher, Chancellor, was in this year 
elevated to the see of Lismore. [Ware.] 

1279. Richard Corr, Chancellor, was advanced to the bi- 
shopric of Lismore in this year. [Ware.] 

1401 or 1403. Paul Ketyno was presented on October 12 
by the King. [Rot. Cane. Hib.] 

1588. Robert Cohan, or Comyn, appears at a Visitation 
this year; and again in 1591. [MS. T. C. D. e. 3. 14.] 

1607. Absalom Gethin, M. A. was presented by the Crown. 
In 1009 he was presented by the same to the vicarage 
of Kclls in Ossory, and to the rectory of Modeshill, in 
the diocese of Cashel. In 1615 he appears as Preben- 



CHANCELLORS. 177 

<lary of Crohane in the cathedral of Cashel. [Reg. Vis.] 
In 1G16, he had a " King's letter for the next vacant 
deanery ;" which he obtained, viz. that of Kilkenny, in 
the following year. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] •♦ Valoria £30." 
[Reg. Vis.] 
1622 (to 1635.) The Bishop, Michael Botlb, held it in 

eommendam, by patent dated June 7, 1622. 
1636. David Thomas. D. D. (quere, » Fellow of T. C. D. 
and Vice Provost in 1629 ?) ordained Deacon and Priest 
January 15, 162f . Admitted June 6. He died about 
1641. [MS. in Reg. Waterford.] The dignity remained 
vacant till the Restoration. 
1663. John Watson, D. D. appears. [C. B.] I believe 

he was Dean of Ferns at this time. He died in 1665. 
1665. Jouv Dalton, M. A. Prebendary of Claahmore, and 
a Prebendary of Waterford; collated October 17. He 
was chaplain to the Earl of Burlington, Lord High 
Treasurer of Ireland ; he became Precentor of Water- 
ford in 1682; and Dean of the same in 169f ; but held 
his chancellorship by a faculty till 1699. [C. B.] 
1699. Robert Brkdiv, M. A. Prebendary ofCIashmorc; 
collated July 18. In 1704 he was a Proctor for the 
clergy in Convocation. He was also Vicar of Carrick-on- 
Suir, where he died on December 23, 1705, and was 
interred. 
1706. John Hinton, LL. D. collated May 13. He held 
this dignity till his death, in 1743. [C. B.] He was 
buried at Carrick-on-Suir. I t/Unk he was the person who 
was Dean of Tuam in 1712, and had been Archdeacon 
of Ossory. 
1743. William Dowvbs, M. A. Prebendary of Mora; col- 
lated September 20. He resigned the dignity in 1771, 
and became Chancellor of Waterford; under which dio- 

MUHSTBR.] 2 A 



178 LISMORE. 

cese see an account of his generosity to the poor and to 
the clergy. [C. B.] 

1772. William Grubber, M. A. (formerly Prebendary of 
Modcligo?) collated January 2. He resigned in 1774, 
and became Treasurer. 

1774. John BowDBN, D. D. Prebendary of Clashmore ; col- 
lated July 29. He died in 1776. 

1776. Honorable James Hewitt, B. A. (afterwards Lord 
LifFord), educated at Christ Church, Oxford, was col- 
lated February 6. He was installed by proxy. [Ch. 
Book.] In 1796 he resigned, and became Dean of 
Armagh. 

1796. John Cleland, M. A, He held this dignity thirty- 
eight years. In 1802 he was made Prsecentor of Armagh. 
He died at Newtownardes, in the county of Down, in 
1834. 

1834. Henry Fleury, M. A. (son of George Fleury, Arch- 
deacon of Waterford), collated July 18 ; installed July 
25. For many years he was Registrar of the diocese of 
Waterford and Lismorc. He is the present Chancellor. 



TREASURERS. 

1253. Thomab, Treasurer of Lismore, was elected by the 

Chapter Bishop of this see. [Ware.] 
1414. John Croke, or Cooke, was presented by the King, 

on June 18. [Rot. Cane. Hib.] 
1588. William Prbnderqast appears at a visitation. [MS. 

T. C. D. E. 3. 14.] He died in 1604. 
1604. Thomas Baqhe or Baughb, M. A. was presented by 



TREASURERS. 179 

the Crown on May 2. [liot. Pat. 2 Jac. I.] He was a 
Vicar Choral of Christ Church, Dublin, and afterwards 
a Prebendary of the same. He was also Archdeacon of 
Kildarc. 

160i[. JoBM Todd, D. D. who had been educated a Roman 
Catholic, and a Jesuit, was presented by the King» Feb. 
27. «" Sir Richard Boyle doth enjoy the fruit." [Reg. Vis] 
In the next year he became Dean of Gttliel [Lib. Man. 
Hib.] ; and in 1607 was nused to the bishopric of Down. 
[Ware] 

1607. RicnARDOsBORVB, M. A. was presented by the King 
to this dignity, with the prebends of Modeligo and Tul- 
laghorton united, on May 12. [Rot Pat 5 Jac. I.] 

1610-16. The Bishop, John Lamcastsb, held it in eommenr 
dam by a Royal grant dated 1610; and Richard Boyle, 
Dean of Waterford, held it under lease, at a rent of £4, 
** until the Bishop should find a fit inoumbdU." " It.is of 
the value of £40 : but is demised by two leases, one from 
Prcndergast, the other by John Todd." [Beg. Via.] 

1617. Thomas SBiaaoR (i. e. Shbrwu), ** Scholans''(a), 
collated October 15 ; installed January 13, 161|. [Id.] 
We find him again in 1634. 

1641. Fbavcis Kbttlbbt was Traaaaier. The place was 
vacant in 1660. [MS. in Reg. Waterford.] 

1662. HcGH GoRB, D. D. appears as Treasurer. He was 
likewiMi Chancellor of Cashel, and Pracentor of Water- 
ford, and Vicar>General of the Archbishop of CaaheL 
He became Dean of Lismore in 1664 : and in 1666 was 
advanced to the bishopric of these sees. [C. B.] 

1664. Richard Boyle, D. D. Dean of Limerick, was col- 



(■) L e. A p«ioo not of fnll agjt, who wm allomd to bold bit dumb 
BMDt whflo be wM pmMdng bb iCimUm at the UniTexaitf; acaMomnot 
inthoaekx ttne^ 



180 LISMORE. 

lated April 13. [ff.] In 1666 he was raised to the 
bishopric of Ferns. 
1666. James Hierome or Jerome, D. D. said to be collated 
June 18 [Ibid.], but more probably was presented bj the 
Crown, on July 5. [Rolls OflSce.] He was also Prae- 
centor of Watcrford. [C. B.] 
1682. John Galard, or Gallard, M. A. Prebendary of 
Mora; collated July 6. [Ibid.] He held the treasurer- 
ship till 1696. [C. B.] 
1696. Thomas France, M. A. Praecentor ofWaterford, ap- 
pears. He held these dignities till 1721. [C. B.] 
1724. Richard Moore, M. A. appears. [Ch. B.] Probably 
he was collated in 1722. He was likewise Rector of 
Clonmel. He died in 1729, and was buried atClonmel. 
1729. Hugh Barbon, M. A. Prebendary of Donoghmore; 

collated November 28. [ff.] 
1735. Jeremiah Milles, M.A. afterwards D. D. (nephew 
of Bishop Thomas Milles) appears. [Ch. B.] He was 
educated at Eton and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. 
In 1737 he was appointed Prascentor of Waterford. 
He held this dignity for a few years only, and then re- 
turned to England, where he became Praecentor and 
Dean of Exeter. He is known to the literary world as 
a man of various and extensive knowledge; became a 
Fellow of the Royal Society, and President of the Anti- 
quarian Society, to whose Transactions he was a frequent 
contributor. He also published an edition of Rowley's 
Poems, with a defence of their authenticity, 4to. 1782. 
He died in 1784, aged seventy years. 
1745. Laurence Brodrick, M. A. (son of Dr. Laurence 
Brodrick, a Prebendary of Westminster, and Chaplain 
to the House of Commons, who was sixth son of Sir St. 
John Brodrick, and brother of the first Viscount Mid- 



TREASURERS. 181 

dlcton), was educated at Westminster School, and was 
elected a Student of Christ Church, Oxford, in 1735. 
He was collated August 16. In this same year he was 
presented to the rectory of Callan, county of Kilkenny. 
He afterwards was Vicar of Tubrid in this diocese; and 
in 1774 Rector of Stradbally. 

1778. WiLUAM Grdebbr, M. a. Chancellor ; collated Aug. 
29. He resigned in 1779, and became lV«cccntor. 

1779. Pbter Augustus Frahqubfobt, M. A. collated Fe- 
bruary 6; installed February 11. In 1785 ho resi<:ne(l, 
and became Prebendary of Kilgobinet. 

1785. Gbobgb Lewis Flbuby, B. A. Prebendary of Kilgo- 
binet, and Archdeacon of Walerford ; colUtod October 
4. He resigned on November 22, 1804. 

1804. Chablss TncKBT, LL. D. a Vicar Choral of Linnore, 
and PrBoentor of Killaloe ; collated December 12 ; in- 
stalled December 15. Ho died at Cloghoen, in the 
county of Tipperary, on July 5, 1834 ; and was buried 
in the parish of Shanrahan, of which he had been Rector 
nearly sixty years. 

1804. UuntT PBirrnPsiBT, M.A. Prebendary of Tul- 
laghorton; collated July 18. The present Treasurer. 



18S 



LISMORE. 




ARCHDEACONS. 



SEAL. 

This engraving is taken from an ancient seal of the arch- 
deaconry, now remaining in the custody of the Dean of 
Lismore. 

It is well known, that formerly both Deans and Archdeacons 
exercised spiritual jurisdiction in Ireland; held courts 
and visitations; received procurations and other dues. 
In the Taxation of spiritual revenues made by order of 
Pope Nicholas IV. in the year 1291, the profits of these 
jurisdictions were taxed, equally with the other revenues 
belonging to these dignitaries ; an instance of which may 
be seen under the diocese of Waterford, at p. 115 above. 

The initials A. S. at the end of the inscription on this seal, 
probably stand for Arthur Stanhope; who was Arch- 
deacon in 1663, a period at which many new ecclesi- 
astical Seals were provided, the former ones having been 



ARCHDEACONS. 183 

cither loet or destroyed during the troubles of 1G41 and 
iollowing years. 
In the lower part of the seal is a (very rude) representation 
of the crest of the Stanhope family. 

SUCCESSION OF ABCHDEA00V8. 

1215 (about). Gilbert appears. [MS. T.C.D. f. i. i8.] 

1268. Amdebw. [Ibid.] 

1308. William lb Flbmiiio. In the following year he was 
raised to the bbhopric. [Ware.] 

1326. RocBB. [M. S. T.C. D. p. i. i8.] 

1304. AUl'bicb Fitzpiers. [Ibid.] 

1384-6. Jomi im Rxvs. [Ibid.] 

1426. Richard, ATchdaaoan, ia this year mido Bishop of 
Waterford and Lismoie. [Ware.] 

1434. Robert lb Pobe is Archdeacon, and also Dean of 
Limerick. He was preaeat at tlio Council o£ BAaleb m 
proxy for the Bishop of Heath. [Bfflg. Swayne.] In 
1446 he was nused to the see of Waterfiud. 

1449. -— — Purcbll, Archdeacon, is fined for noD-attesd> 
anoe on the Lord Lieutenant, at a Parliament holden at 
Drogheda. [Hot Pat 28 Hen. VI.] 

1588. DoNAT Crbaoh (or Magratb). [US. T. C. D. s. 
3. 14.] He is stated to be a lajftnan ! He waa dqirived 
by the Royal Visiton, about 1591. 

1 . William Carroll is called ** the late incumbent," in 

the Regal Visitation Book of 1615. 

1607. Richard Damtbll appears. He granted a beneficial 
lease of his preferment to Sir Biohard Boyle, and soon 
afierwards resigned. [Reg. Vis.] 

1612. John Aldbh, presented by the Crown, on December 
11. He was likewise Prebendary of St. Munchin's, Li- 
merick, and Prsecentor of Cork. In 1614 the King gave 
him the vicarages of Cahir, and of Clonmel. The arch- 



184 LISMORE. 

deaconry was leased, at this period, at a reserved rent of 
£8 Gs. Od. [Reg. Vis. and Rot. Pat. 10 Jac. I.] 

1616. John Gore, M. A. collated August 5, " on the resig- 
nation of J. Alden ;" installed August 9. [Reg; Vis.] 
In 1638 he resigned, and became a Prebendary of Wa- 
terford, and in 1639 Prebendary of Clashmore. 

1638. Arthue (or John ?) Gwynn, M. A. (ordained Dea- 
con, December 1, 1592) was collated March 28. [ff.] 
"A man who had so much abused the Earl of Cork, and 
disobeyed the Parliament, that it was fit he should be 
put under restraint." But this complaint was made (in 
1642) by Joshua Boyle, a cousin of the said Earl, to 
whom, as well as to the Parliament, the clergy of Lis- 
more owed little obligation. 

1663 (to November, 1684). Arthur Stanhope, LL. D. 
appears. [Chap. Book.] He also held the prebend of 
Corbally, in the Cathedral of Waterford. He was Vicar- 
General of both dioceses in 1670, and in 1678 became 
Dean of Waterford. [Vis. Book.] 

[168-. Matthew Jones, M. A. (son, or younger brother, 
of Edward Jones, Bishop of Cloyne ?) I only know of 
his having been Archdeacon, from a monument erected 
to his son in the church of Youghal, which states this 
fact, but mentions no date(a). Edward Jones was Bishop 
of Cloyne from the year 1682 to 1692. Matthew, his son, 
or brother, was a Prebendary, and afterwards Pracentor, 
of Cloyne in 1683, and again a Prebendary in 1687, 
continuing so till his death in 1717. He was Curate 
of Youghal in 1696, &c.] 

1685. Robert Stannard, M. A. Chancellor of Ferns in 



(a) Since the former edition was published, I have received infonnation (fhnn 
the Rev. Samuel Ilayman, a connexion of this family) which leads me to believe 
that the atatcment on this monument is crrooeoua. 



ARCHDEACONS. 185 

1681 ; Chancellor of Lcighlin in 1683; collated Decem- 
ber 31. [ff.] He died in 1686. 

1686. John Eeles, M. A. Prebendary of Tullaghorton ; col- 
lated September 20. In 1691 he became Chancellor of 
Waterford : and when applying to the Primate for a fa- 
culty to hold the chancellorship with his archdeaconry, 
he atated that " the archdeaconry of Lismoro hath vicar- 
age endowed upon it, and is without actual cure." [Reg. 
Armagh.] In 1699 he was appointed Dean of Water- 
ford ; but continued to hold the archdeaconry till hia 
death in 1722. 

1723. William Dsirins, M. A. Prebendary of Kilrossantie. 
He died in Juno, 1749, and was buried in the Cathedral 
of Waterford. 

1749. Jobs Jaumaed, M. A. educated at Clare Hall, Cam- 
bridge, waa ooUated July 15. He died in 1751, and 
was buried at YoughaL [Via. Book.] 

1751. Edwaeo Thomas, LL.D. Prebendary of Modeligo; 
collated December 16. [Vis. Book.] He died in Muoh, 
1753, and was buried in Waterford cathedral 

1753. AxBXAMDBB Alcx>ck, Jun. M. A. (son of Alexander 
Alcock, Dean of Liamore), collated April 3. He h^ 
this dignity till his death in the Utter part of the year 
1787. He was buried in the Cathedral of Waterford. 

1788. Thomas Smyth, LL.D. (son of Geoige Smjrth, a 
Baron of the Exchequer), colUiod April 11. On Afay 3, 
1803, he was elected Prebendary of St. John's, in Christ 
Church, Dublin. In Blarch, 1810, he exchanged his 
urchdeaconry for the prebend of Kilroasantie. 

1810. Philip Rtan, B. A. Prebendary of Kil r oasantie; col- 
lated March 27 ; installed March 29. He died on July 
4, 1828; and was buried in the cathedral of Lismore, 
where a marble tablet is erected to his memory. 

1828. Ambrose Poweb, B. A. (son of Sir John Power of 

MUNSTBB.] 2 D 



18G LISMORE. 

Kilfane, Bart.) collated October 30 ; installed November 
1. He is the present Archdeacon. He has published 

" The Gospel Message, a Sermon on Judges, iii. 20." 
8vo. Dublin, 1836. 



CANONS. 



1218. Macrobiu8,\ were Canons, at the election of Bishop 
David, i Robert de Bedeford. [Ware, p. 551.] 
1358. Thomas le Rkve was a Canon in this year, when he 
was elected Bishop of the see. [Ware.] 



PREBENDARIES. 

1. TULLAGHORTON, TULLAGHFARTAN, OR TULLAGHARKAN. 

1588. Edmund Prendergast, " laicus," was Prebendary. 

[MS. T.C.D. E. 3. 14.] 
1591. John Daniel appears. [Ibid.] 
1607. Richard Osborne was presented by the Crown, on 

May 12. [See among the Treasurers, above.] 
1610. The Bishop, Lancaster, had a royal grant to hold to 

this prebend {inter alia) in commendam. [Rot. Cane] 

1615. This prebend was united to the archdeaconry. 

1616. William Debdalb, " minister legens" (i. e. not a 
preacher, — either not qualified, or not licensed to preach.) 
It was leased " to farm" at £4, though worth £12. 
[Reg. Vis.] 

162^. William Blower (ordained Deacon and Priest on 
June 7, 1613), Chancellor of Waterford ; presented by 
the Crown, March 6; installed April 12. 



PREBENDAKIES lb7 

1G2U. Edward Horsky was preeentod by the Cruwn, on 
April 4. [Lib. Mun. llib.] 

163-? William Mortuerbrb, or WoRTUBaNB(?) Uodicd 
in 1634. [Beg. Vi*.] 

1638. Hugh Goee, M. A. Vicar of Inislounaght (ftAsrwrnrdB 
Dean of this church, and then Bishop of Woimfo rd ); 
collated October 18. [ft.] H« NtigiMd in 1669, and 
became Treasurer. 

1663. RicuAEO Clarkb, M. A. appears (to 1681. &c.) 
Vis. Book.] 

1686. John Eelks, M. A. collated April 16. 11 i Imi. 1 
his prebend in a few months, and was made AichUca- 
con. [ff.] 

1686. Bbsjamih Nealb, M. A. (ordained Deacon, at Perns, 
on September 21, 1684; Priest, February 28, 168^); 
collated October 18. [Ibid.] In 1689 he was attainted 
by James II. In 1703 he was made Archdeacon of 
Leighlin; in 1710 Treasurer of Ferns; and in 1714 
Chancellor of the same churoh. Ue held this probend 
more than forty years, till 1730^ ftc. [Chap. Book.] 

1735. WiLUAM Fbanklih, M. A. appears* [Ibid.] Ue re- 
signed in 1754, and became Prebendary of Modeligo. 

1754. Hkvbt GsmTAis, R A. a VioarChonI; ooUated Sep- 
tember 20. In 1768 he was made TreMUter ; and in 1772 
Archdeacon of Cashel. He died in 1 790, and waa buried 
at Lismore. 

1790. Thomas Shbphbro, M. A. ooUated Maieh 23. Uo 
was likewise Chancellor of Cashel. He died at Watcrford, 
on Sept. 14, 1800; and was buried at Carrick-on-Suir. 

1801. Richard Marlat, B. A. collated January 14. Ho 
resigned on February 3, 1809. 

1809. lion. William Bbebsforo, B. A. (son of the first 
Baron Dccies, Archbishop of Tuam), a Prebendary of 
Tuam ; collated Juno 1 ; installed June 9. He died on 
June 27, 1830. 



188 LISMORE. 

1830. Henry Prittie Perry, M. A. collated December 9 ; 
installed December 11. He resigned in 1834, and be- 
came Treasurer. 

1834. William Stephenson, M. A. collated July 24. He 
resigned in 1836, on being made Prebendary of New- 
chapel in the Church of Cashel ; and died in 1841. 
Upon his resignation the appointment was suspended 
by the Lord Lieutenant in Council, by an order dated 
June 23, 1836. [Council Book.] 

(elected.) 

1836. John Jackson, B. A. Vicar of Tallogh, was elected 
by the Dean and Chapter, on June 28, in pursuance of 
the Act 4 & 5 Will. IV. c. 90, the Temporalities being 
withdrawn. 

2. mora, or moretown, or ballynikirke. 

1399. William White, or Whyte, Dean of Waterford, was 
presented by the Crown, on March 31, the see of Water- 
ford being vacant. [Rot. Pat. 1 Hen. IV.] 

1588. Terence or Turlogh Magrath appears. [MS. 
T. C. D. E. 3. 14.] 

1603. Richard Southwell, M. A. presented by the Crown 
to this prebend and the deanery of Ardfert, on May 28. 
[Rot Pat. IJac.I.] 

1607. John Han an, Hanyn, or O'Hanny, appears. [Reg. 
Vis.] 

1610. The Bishop, Lancaster, obtained a royal grant to 
hold it in commendam. 

1615. John Hanan is still named as Prebendary, in the Re- 
gal Visitation Books of this year. The prebend was 
leased for £4 Irish, though worth 20 marks. [Reg. Vis.] 

1620. Richard Davidge, a Prebendary of Limerick; pre- 
sented by the Crown, September 20. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 

162^. Roger Boyle, Prebendary of Cahirultan, in the 



PREBENDARIES. 189 

church of Cloyne, was presented by the Crown, January 
13. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 

163|. John Asub (ordained Deacon, Blarch 13, 1624; 
Priest, December 18, 1625), collated March 3; installed 
March 14. [Beg. Vis] In 1636 he was made Treasurer 
of Waterford. He held this prebend in 1641, and in 
1660. [MS. in Reg. Waterford.] In 1662 the prebend 
is returned as being vacant by his death, [ff.] 

1662. RicHABO DiAVB, S. T. B. collated Norember 10; in- 
stalled same day. In the following January he was made 
Archdeacon of Waterford. [ff.] 

1680. Jom Gallabo, M. A. educated at Christ's College, 
Cambridge ; admitted Nov. 20. [Ibid.] He resigned in 
1682, when he was made Treatorer. 

1683. Danirl Bba, M. A. appears. [Ch. B.] 

1696. RicHABD Dowwnio, M. A. of Christ's Coll^;e, Cam- 
bridge, a Vicar Choral, appears. [Ch. B.] In 1704 ho 
was a proctor for the CAwgj in Oonvoeation. Ho held 
ilus prebend till his death, in September, 1723. 

1724. Co AHUM HsFnsTALL, M. A. Ho held it in 1735. 

1738. WiLUAM DowvBs, M. A. appears. [Ch. B.] He re> 
signed in 1743 [and became Chancellor. Or qussre, 
whether it was not his ton; who also became Chanoellor 
ofWatcrfordinl771?] 

1743. William WtLDOBin, M. A. collated November 28. 
Ho was in possesnon in 1760. 

1773. Samuel Jbssop, M.A. a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin ; collated January 6. He rengned shortly after- 
wards, and accepted the prebend of Seskenan. 

1773. WujJAM MooBB, M. A. collated July 22. He died 
in a few months ; and was buried in Waterford cathedral 

1774. WiLUAM Jessop, M. A. collated January 6. He re- 
signed in the following year, and accepted the prebend 
of Claahmoro. 



190 LlSMOllE. 

1775. Daniel Sandoz, M. A. He died in 1798; and was 
buried in Watcrford cathedral. 

1798. RicuARD Bermingham, B. a. collated July 10; in- 
stalled Sept. 2. In 1825 he was made a Vicar Choral. 
He held this prebend forty-three years. He died at 
Rome in 1841. 

1841. Richard Hopkikb Ryland, M. A. (son of Dr. Ry- 
land, Treasurer of Watcrford), Chancellor of Waterford; 
collated December 29 ; installed January 29, 1842. 

3. DISERT (alias BALLINTEMPLE) AND KILHOLERAK. 

1588. Walter Dalton was Prebendary. [MS. T. C. D. 
B. 3. 14.] 

1591. Maurice QuoAN [quaere, a Prebendary of Waterford ?] 
See above, p. 155. [Ibid.] 

1607. John Cdsan or Qusan [quaere, Quoan?] appears. He 
was likewise Chancellor of Waterford. [Reg. Vis.] 

161|. John Quoan, presented by the Crown, by lapse, on 
February 9. [Rot. Pat. 11 Jac. I.] 

1616. John Lancaster (son of the Bishop). He was like- 
wise Praecentor, and also Praecentor of Waterford. [lb.] 

16 J^. Robert Daborne, Chancellor of Waterford, was pre- 
sented by the Crown, March 17. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] In 
1621 he became Dean of Lismore, retaining this pre- 
bend in commendam. He died on March 23, 162^. 

1628. William Roper (ordained Deacon May 10, 1622; 
Priest, November 8 following) ; was collated April 25 ; 
installed next day. On the 24th he obtained a presen- 
tation from the Crown. (Sec below.) In 1634 ho apears 
as a Vicar Choral. 

1628. Anthony Proctor, M. A. presented by the Crown; 
patent dated May 6. [Rolls Office.] In the same year he 
was made Praecentor of Watcrford ; and in 164|, a Pre- 
bendary of St. Patrick's, Dublin. 



prp:bendaries. 191 

16^^. Robert Naylor, M. A. a Prebendary of Cloync, was 
presented to the deanery of Lismore on January 26 ; 
and his patent gave him this prcbond m eo mm tmUnn, 
There appears to have been some miaoonoeption about 
this stall at this period ; as though, because it had re- 
cently been holdcn in union with the deanery, the right 
of presentation were in the Crown. Thus the Book of 
Regal Visitation in 1634 states, that at that time there 
were no leas than three claimants of this prebend, viz. 
Roper, Proctor, and Naylor. It would seem that the last 
person actually held possession. In &ot he took a freak 
collation on April 2, 1640, and was again installed on 
May 11. [ft.] He died in 1661. 

1663. Gbobgb Bakbb, M. A. appears. He held also tlic 
treasurcrship of Watcrford. [C. B.] I fmd in the Bishop's 
Returns for 1666, that he was again admitted, on Feb. 
26 in that year. 

1670. Thomas Wat, B. D. collated 8th June. [Ibid] He 
was likewise Praoentor of Kilkenny. He held the pre- 
bend forty-six years, till his death in 1716. [C. R] 

1716. JoHvFux,M. A. collated July 26. [Ibid.] Inl742 
he was appointed Treasurer of Waterford. 

1749. Hans Tbomas Fbll, B. A. (son of the preceding, 
ordained at Kilmore, on. January 5, 1749), was collated 
on June 23. On August 23, 1754, he was appointed 
Vicar-General of both dioceses. [Ck. B.] In 1779 he 
resigned, and became Pnecentor of Waterford. 

1779. Samuel Jbssop, M. A. Prebendary of Scskenan ; col- 
lated February 19. He died in 1786. 

1786. Gabriel Stobbs, D. D. a native of Dublin, became a 
Fellow of Trinity College, and ailerwards Rector of 
Artrea, and a Prebendary of Elphin; collated April 6. 
In 1793 he was made Chancellor of Watcrford. 

1793. JosKPii Stocb, D. D. was bom in Dublin, on De> 



192 LISMORE. 

cembcr 22, 1741. He became a Fellow of Trinity Col- 
lege, and afterwards was made Rector of Conwall in 1779, 
Vicar of Lusk in 1780, and Rector of Delgany in 1788. 
He was collated to this prebend on October 28, and re- 
signed it in the beginning of 1795. In 1798 he was 
raised to the bishopric of Killala, and afterwards was 
translated to Waterford. 
1796. Honorable Percy Jocelyn, M. A. (third son of Ro- 
bert, second Viscount Roden), Treasurer of Cork ; col- 
lated January 12. In 1809 he was advanced to the see 
of Ferns. 

1809. James Langrishe, M. A. Archdeacon of Glendaloch, 
and Provost of Kilmacduagh ; presented by the Crown ; 
patent dated October 5 ; instituted October 20 ; installed 
October 21. He resigned on July 23, 1810. 

1810. Robert Longfield, M. A. collated July 23 (or Au- 
gust 3 ?) installed August 6. He resigned on Decem- 
ber 5, in the same year. 

1810. Nicholas Herbert, M. A. collated December 14; 
installed December 29. He is the present Prebendary, 
and holds the rectory of Knockgraffan in the diocese of 
Cashel. 

4. donoghmore and kilteoan. 

1356. Nicholas de Chadelington was presented by the 
Crown (during the vacancy of the sec, upon the death 
of Bishop John Leynagh), on December 19. I;i 1373 
we find him Chancellor of St. Patrick's, Dublin. [Chan. 
Rolls, 29 Edw. III.] 

1588. James Butler (Fitzthomas) appears [MS. T.C.D. 
E. 3. 14.] Another manuscript, bound up in the same 
volume, calls him James Bather (probably the former 
is correct). He was deprived about 1591, for lack of 
Orders. 



PREBENDARIES. 193 

1607 and 1615. This prebend was holden in commendam by 
die bishop, JouN Lancaster. Another book, of 1607, 
says that a part of it, Kiltigan, was then in the hands of 
the Archbishop of Cashcl. [Reg. Vis.] 

1623. Robert Dawson, B. D. a Fellow of St. John s Col- 
lege, Cambridge, and Chaplain to the Lord Deputy of 
Ireland, was presented by the Crown. His patent, which 
is dated November 25, unites this prebend with the 
deanery of Down, pro hdc vice. [Lib. Mun. Uib.] In 
1626 he was raised to tho bishopric of Clonfert 

1626. RiCHABO Ow£V, M. A. a Prebendary of Cork, and of 
Clo3me ; presented by the Crown, on August 2. [Turr. 
Benn.J 

1631. Thomas Ba&bam, M. A. a Prebendary ofdoyne; 
presented by the Crown, on March 16 ; admitted March 
28 ; installed April 22. [Reg. Vis.] Ue obtamed a 
new presentation, on being permitted to hold some other 
preferment with his prebend, on November 25, 1634. 
[Lib. Mun.] Ho died about 1641. 

1641 {about). Cbablbs Nicbolbtt was Prebendary. He 
also held some preiermcnt in the diocese of Cork. In 
the Rebellion he was plundered of hu goods, to the 
amount of £287 ; and lost hu prebend, worth £40 a 
year. [MS. T. CD. p. 2. 1 8.] The prebend is returned 
in 1662 as vacant by hb reugnation. [ff.] 

1662. Lancelot Smttb, M. A. a Prebendary of Cloyne ; 
coUated October 22. [Ibid.] He died in 1667 or 1669. 

1667 or 1669. Charles Pbiscb, M.A. Prasoentor of Cashel, 
and Chancellor of Waterford; collated December 17. 
[lb.] In 1641 he had been Vicar of Tubrid and of Der- 
rygrath, both in this diocese. [MS. in Reg. Waterf.] He 
bequeathed ten pounds to buy altar books for Lismorc 
cathedral. [Ch. B.] He died in 1686. 

1686. Simon Rai>cliffb,M. A. formerly a Scholar of T.C. D. 

MV1I8TBE.] 2 C 



194 LISMORE. "^ 

a Vicar Choral of Cloync ; collated July 29. [Ch. B.] In 
1704 he was the Chapter's Proctor in the Convocation. 
He held the prebend till his death in 1716. 

1716. Hugh Barbon, M. A. collated May 21. [ff.] In 
1729 he became Treasurer. 

1729. James Dennis, M. A. collated November 28. [Ibid.] 

1735. Edward Tuomas, M. A. appears. [Ch. B.] He re- 
signed in 1743, and became Prebendary of Modeligo. 

1743. Joseph Moorb, M. A. collated September 25. In 
1745 he was appointed Vicar of Clonmel; and in 1753 
exchanged this prebend for that of Modeligo. 

1753. Moses Magill, M. A. collated April 12. He diedin 
Dublin, in 1789, and was buried at St. Mary's. 

He published a Sermon (on Judges, v. 2, 3), preached 
in Dublin on occasion of the Rebellion in Scotland. 4to, 
1746. 

1790. Thomas Slaughtery, B.A. a Scholar of T. CD.; 
collated January 5. He died on July 12, 1805. 

1805. Richard Carey, M. A. (of Carey 's-villc. County of 
Cork, originally from Castle Carey in Somersetshire), 
collated August 16 ; installed August 24. He resigned 
in April 1820. Mr. Carey conducted the endowed school 
in Clonmel about forty years. Ho died in 1820, and 
was buried in Kiltigan churchyard, near Clonmel. 

1820. Robert Carey, B. A. (son of his predecessor), col- 
lated April 12 (or May?); installed May 27. He is 
the present Prebendary. 

5. KILGOBINET. 

1358. WiLUAM DE LA FoRDE was presented by the Crown, 

October 14. [Rot. Pat.] 
15 — . Patrick White, Prajcentor of Waterford, appears. 
1588. Vacant and waste, for the last seven years. P. White 

was the last incumbent. [MS. T. C. D. b. 3. 14.] 



PREBENDARIES. 195 

1591. Gebald or Garbet Fitzjames, a layman, is found in 
poeseflBion: he h deprived by the Royal Commissioners, 
for lack of Orders. [MS. T. C. D. b. 3. 14.] Quaere, 
could thb be the person who had been Dean, and was 
deprived in 1583? 

1607. This prebend is vacant: "a ky leiaee takes all tlie 
profits, so the cure is not attended to." [Reg. Vis.] 

1609. Thomas Lbdisham, IL A. a stadent of Oxford (or- 
dained Deacon and Priest on September 5, 1591), and 
at this time Vicar of Dunganran, was presented by the 
Crown on December 15, 1609 ; installed March 20, 16^. 
In IGIO the entry which occurs below appean; but, in 
subsequent years, we find Lediaham again in possession. 
In fact he held this prebend till 163|, when he nsigned 
in favour of his successor. [Reg. Vis.] 

ItilO. The Bishop, Jouv Lavcastbb, obtained a grant to 
hold it in I'wmmtndnnu [Rot. Cane.] 

163|. Thomas Lbdisham, Jun. B. A. (aftenrmrds D. D. 
ordained Deacon and Priest July 14, 1629) wascoUstod 
on January 16. I find that, for some unknown reason, 
he received a fresh oollataon on October 7, 1637. [pf.] 
In December 1633» he beeame Chancellor of Walerfbrd; 
in 16|^ Prebendary of Doon, in the diocese of Emly; 
in 1661 Dean of Kilkenny; and in 1666 Dean of Wa- 
tcrford. He died in 1670 or 1671. 

1670. SiMOM Digbt, M. a. (a son of Dr. Essex Digby, 
Bishop of Dromoro) was educated at T. C. D. and after- 
wards was incorporated into the university of Oxford. He 
became chaplain to the Earl of Ossory, Lord Lieutenant, ' 
and was appointed a Prebendary of Kildarc, and Rector 
of Dunshaughlin, in the diocese of Meath. He was col- 
lated on November 24. In 1678 he was made Dean of 
Kildare ; and in the following year was raised to the bi- 
shopric of Limerick. 



196 LISMORE. 

1679. Martin Baxter, M. A. was presented by the Crown, 
on April 17 [Lib. Mun. Hib.] ; admitted and installed 
May 21. In 1685 he obtained a prebend in the Cathe- 
dral of Kilkenny; and in December 1704, was made 
Dean of Connor. He resigned in 1707. 

1707. Robert Gibbon, or Gibton, M. A. collated Novem- 
ber 13. [ff.] I believe he also held the prebend of 
Subulter in the church of Cloyne. 

1724. Honorable Charles Caulfield, M. A. (son of Wil- 
liam Viscount Charlemont), appears ; probably he was 
collated in 1722. He held this prebend at least forty- 
four years, and died in 1768. [C. B.] 

1768. Philip Chenevix, M. A. (son of the Bishop of Wa- 
terford), collated June 2. In 1769 he was made Chan- 
cellor of Waterford. He died in 1771. 

1771. George Lewis Fleury, B. A. collated December 16. 
In 1773 he was appointed Archdeacon of Waterford. 
In 1785 he resigned his prebend, and became Treasurer. 

1785. Peter Augustus Franquefort, M. A. the Treasurer, 
exchanged with his predecessor Fleury. He was col- 
lated October 4. He died at Waterford, in December, 
1819 ; and was buried in the French Church in that city. 

1819. Honorable George Theobald Bourke, M. A. Pre- 
bendary of Seskenan ; collated December 29 ; installed 
January 16, 1820; he resigned on July 27, 1827. 

1827. Charles Henry MiNCHiN, M. A. Prebendary of Clash- 
more; collated August 16; installed August 18. He is 
the present Prebendary. 

He has published " Eighteen Sermons on various 
subjects." 12mo. Dublin, 1837. Also some small pieces, 
among which are : 

" The Confessions of M. I. A. Balbaith, a converted 
Jew, translated from the French." 18mo. Dublin, 1840. 
'* Scenes in the Rotunda, descriptive of Religious An- 
niversaries." 18mo. Dublin^ 1843. 



PREBENDARIES 197 

6. KILB088AHTIE. 

1588. Patrick White appears. [MS. T. C. D. b. 3. 14] 
Quxrc, whether he was not also Prebendary of Kilgobi- 
net, and Pnecentor of Waterford ? 

1607. John Temple (or Tempest), a Scotchman, appears. 
[Reg. Vis] Quffire/ whether he was not also Chancel- 
lor of Cloyne ? It is noticed in another book (of 1607- 
1609 ?), that the incumbent had not yet received his in« 
stitution ; probably for a reason to be seen below. 

1615. The Bishop, Joum Luicastbb, held it ineommendam 
by a royal grant dated 1610, " until he should be able 
to find a proper incumbent." ** II is worth twenty 
pounds * but is leased out for eighty-one years by Patrick 
Wliitc, incumbent, oonfinned by the Archbishop.* [R^. 
Vis.] 

1622. Geobob Lbslis, presented by the Crown, July IG ; 
also to the vicarage of Tullaghorton, Newcastle, and Dcr- 
rygrath. [Lib. Mun. Uib.] 

1624. Pbtbb Cabbt (of the family of Carey Vville, County 
of Cork), a Vicar Choral ; presented by the Crown, by 
lapse, December 6. [Ibid.] 

1634. Gbobob Lbsub appears again. [Reg. Vis.] 

163-. Daniel Spicbb succeeded. The Rebels of 1G41 
plundered him of goods, &c. to the amount of £149, and 
his living, worth £140 per annum. [MS. T. C. D. f. 2. 
13.] The prebend was vacant by his death, in or about 
1642 ; and probably continued so till the Restoration. 

16 — . (Quxre, Ricbaeo Dbavb ?) The Bishops* Returns 
state, that Spencer came in on tfte rtngnation of Riehard 
Deane. Deane became Prebendary of Mora in Nov. 
1662, and Archdeacon of Waterford in 1GG3. 

1662. Nathamael Spenceb, Prebendary of St. Patrick's, in 
the cathedral of Waterford ; collated and installed No- 
vember 10. [ff.] 



li)8 LISMOKE. 

1667. William Radcliffe, M. A. a Vicar Choral ; collated 
June 3. [ff.] He resigned in the following year. In 
1671 we find him appointed Preacher for the absent 
members of the Chapter. [Chap. Book.] 

1668. Edward Bainbeigge (or Bainbridge), M. A. a Pre- 
bendary of Cashel ; collated December 2. He resigned 
in 1683, when he became Praieentor. 

168|. Patrick Christian, M. A. formerly a Fellow of Tri- 
nity College, Dublin ; collated January 21. [ff.] He 
was likewise a Prebendary of Kilkenny. 

1687. Jonathan Brownsworth, M. A. collated Jimc 23. 
[Ibid.] 

1688. Jasper Cox, M.A. a Prebendary of Cork, and of 
Ferns; collated May 7. [Ibid.] He died in 1713. 

1713. William Dennis, M.A. appears. In 1723 he became 
Archdeacon. [Chap. Book.] 

1723. Isaac Gervais, M. A. a Vicar Choral. In 1725 the 
Crown presented him to the rectory of Inislaunaght ; and 
in 1743 he was made Dean of Tuara. He died in 1756, 
and was buried at Lismore. 

1756. Michael Baggs, B. A. collated March 18. He died 
in 1762, and was buried at Lismore. 

1762. James Grueber, B. A. collated October 25. 

1771. Arthur Grueber, D. D. (ordained Deacon by the 
Bishop of Dromore, on November 1, 1736) ; collated Au- 
gust 26. In 1758 he was appointed a Vicar Choral of 
Armagh. In December 1774, he was collated to a pre- 
bend in the church of Tuam. He died, at a great age, 
in 1802. See a very high character given of him, in 
Stuart's History of Armagh. 8vo. 1819. 

1802. Philip Ryan, B. A. a Vicar Choral, was presented by 
the Crown {aede vacante)^ September 15 ; admitted and 
installed, September 22. In January, 1805, he was 
elected, by tlie Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Rec- 



PREBENDARIES. 199 

tor of St. QcoTge's, Dublin. In March, 1810, he resigned 
this prebend, and became Archdeacon of Lismore. 

1810. Thomas Smyth, LL. D. Archdeacon, exchanged 
preferment with P. Ryan ; collated March 37 ; installed 
April (3. He resigned this proband on Sept 22, 1812. 

1812. Hon. John Horslst BEassroKD, M. A. (afterwards 
the second Baron Deoies), collated October 24. Ho is 
the present Prebendary. 

7. MODEUGO, sometimes called MOTiBaoT. 

1588. At a Vbitation in this year, the prebend b stated to 
have been vacant for seven yeart and more (" vacua, 
vasta") ; the name of the last incumbent not known 1 
[^IS. T. C. D. E. 3. 14.] 

1591. Daniel Magbatue, *' kicus," appears. [Ibid] 

1G07. John Rochb, ** an old man,** appearsi [Beg. Vis.] 
He was also a Vicar Choral. Tet the Patent Roll of 
5 James I. states, that in this year the Crown presented 
Richard Osborne to the treasurership of Lismore, with 
the prebends of Modeligo and Tullaghorton : and a Regal 
Visitation Book of 1607 to 1609 states that ** Richard 
Osborne claims it by patent." 

In 1610, the Bishop, Lavcastbb, obtained a patent to hold 
this prebend, with many others, in eommmidam, 

1616. RoBBBT CooKB appears. He was Chancellor of Wa- 
terford at the same time. The prebend was leased for 
£4, though worth £20. [Ibid.] 

1617. JoHH Brapisu was presented by the Crown, Decem- 
ber 26. In the next year the King gave him a prebend 
in the cathedral of Cork. [Lib. Mun. Hib.J 

1620. William Skell, M. A. (ordained Deacon, November 
5, 1619; Pripst, January 11, 1G20), a Fellow of Trinity 
College, Dublin, was presented by the Crown to this 
stall, together with the prscccntorship of Watcrford, 



200 LISMORE. . 

umte(l,proAacwc«, November 10 [Lib. Mun.]; installed 
February 3, 1621. In six days afterwards he was ad- 
mitted a Vicar Choral. He died about 1641. 

1663. William Smyth, D. D. (a Prebendary of Kildare, and 
likewise of Cork, and of Cloyne), appears. [Ch. Book.] 
He was also Treasurer of Limerick. He died in the 
spring of 1682. 

1682. Francis Becheb, M.A. Prebendary of Clashmore, 
and a Prebendary of Cloyne ; collated September 7. In 
1697 he appears as a Vicar Choral. [Ibid.] He died 
in 1713. 

1713. David Gervais, M. A. succeeded. He was Minister 
of the French Church at Waterford. He died there in 
July, 1716, and was buried in the cathedral. 

1716. Isaac Milles, M. A. Treasurer of Waterford ; collated 
September 6. [ff.] In 1727 he resigned his Irish pre- 
ferment, and accepted a benefice in England. 

1727. Hugh Wallington, M. A. Treasurer of Waterford, 
succeeded Milles in both his preferments ; collated Au- 
gust 29. He died in 1742, and was buried in the cathe- 
dral of Waterford. 

1742. Edmund, or Edward Lewis, M. A. a Prebendary of 
Kilkenny ; collated Dec. 2. He died in the next year. 

1743. Edward Thomas, M. A. Prebendary of Donogh- 
more; collated September 20. In 1751 he became 
Archdeacon. [Chap. Book.] 

1751. William Grueber, M. A. collated December 16. In 
1772 we find him made Chancellor; in 1778 Treasiurer; 
and in 1779 Prajcentor. 

1753. Joseph Moore, M.A Prebendary of Donoghmore ; 
collated April 7. In the next year he resigned, and be- 
came Treasurer of Waterford. 

1754. William Franklin, M.A. Prebendary of Tullagh- 
ortoQ ; collated September 20. 



PREBENDARIES. 201 

1773. HoYSKDSV Walker, LL. D. Prebendary of Seskcnan ; 
collated July 17. He died in the next year, or in 1775. 

1776. W11J.1AM D0WWB8, M.A. Chancellor of Watcrford; 
collated March 1. He died in 1793. 

1793. Richard Rtlakd, D. D. Treasurer of Waterford; 
collated September 30. He died in January, 1800; and 
was buried at Dungarvan. 

1800. WiLUAM BusBB, B. A. collated April 9. Hewtsalao 
made Treasurer of Waterford at this time ; but remgned 
that dignity in 1808. He died at Dublin, on February 
23, 1844 ; and was buried in the Cemetery of St. George's 
parish, of which he had been Rector thirty-nine years. 

Upon his death, the appointment to the prebend was 
recommended for ■iifpension; and the roTenuet were 
transferred to the EccleMMtical Commissionert. 

(KLBCTSD.) 

1845. Thomas Parks, B. A. a natiye of Liamore, for many 
years Curate of the cathedral, and Vicar of Kilmolash, 
mm elected on November 20. 

1356. Pbtbb Grbvst was presented by the Crown, during 
the racancy of the see, on April 14. [Rot Cane 29 
Edw. m.] 

1588. Vacant and waste during the last seven years: Ed- 
MUKD BuTLSR (FiTZJAMBs) wss the bst incumbcnt 
[MS. T.C.D. B. 3. 14.] 

1591. William Butlbr appears. He was deprived by the 
Regal Visitors, for lack of Orders. [Ibid.] 

1607, 1615, 1616. Peter Bdtler, " minister legens," ap- 
pears. [Reg- Vis.] Another Visitation Book, apparently 
not later than 1609, calls it " Vacant, in the mountains, 
almost waste." 
MimsTBR.] 2 D 



202 LISMORE. 

1G20. Richard Bdssher, or BoY8snER(Boi8siER) (ordained 
Deacon Sept. 6, 1613), was presented by the Crown, 
on July 24. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 

1630. Edward Godwin or Goodwin, D. D. (ordained Piicst 
March 5, 1610), was presented by the Crown, Dec. 9; 
installed next day. He likewise held a stall in the ca- 
thedral of Cork. The prebend was vacant in 1641, by 
his death. 

164-. John Love (or Lowe). The prebend was returned 
in 1662 as vacant by his death. 

1662. Andrew Chaplin, a Scholar of Trinity College, Dub- 
lin; collated May 8. [ff.] In 1655 he received from the 
Government of Oliver Cromwell an annual allowance of 
£80, as Minister of Dungarvan. [Reid.] He held the 
prebend till 1685. [C. B.] 

168^. John Walkington, M. A. collated January 5. In 
1689 he was provisionally attainted by King James II. 
He held the prebend till his death. [C. B.] 

1721. Thomas Bolton, M. A. collated January 15. He died 
in 1740. [Ibid.] 

1740. Robert Wilson, M. A. collated May 3. He died in 
1749. 

1749. Hovenden Walker, M. A. collated Sept. 1. Here- 
signed in 1773, and became Prebendary of Modeligo. 

1773. Samuel Jessop, M. A. Prebendary of Mora; collated 
July 20. He resigned in 1779, and became Prebendary 
of Disert. 

1779. Hercules Younge, M. A. collated February 27. 

1785. Verney Lovett, D. D. a Vicar Choral; collated 
February — . It is probable that he resigned this pre- 
bend in 1795, on being made Treasurer of Cork. 

1798. George de la Poer Beresford, B. A. Dean of Kil- 
more, appears. In this same year he became ProBcentor 



PREBENDARIES. 203 

of Waterford. In 1801 he was raised to the see of Clon. 
fert ; and subsequently was tranaUted to Kilmorc. 

17y8. John Fbazkr, B. A. collated December 27. He re- 
signed on July (), 1812. He died onNov. 23, 1815; and 
was buried at Killotcran, near Waterford. 

1812. JoHH Stubs, B. A. collated July 14; installed July 
19. He died, at his seat of Ballyarthur (or Uillbrook ?), 
county of Wicklow, in 1819. 

1819. Hon.GBOROK T. Boubkb, M. A. Prebendary of Clash- 
more ; collated August 26 ; installed September 4. He 
resigned on December 28 in the same year 

1819. Hbvrt Abchdall, M. A. collated December 29; in- 
stalled January 1, 1820. Ho died at Kilmeadcn, near 
Waterford, in 1833. 

1833. Richard Jokbb Hobsoh, M. A. Treaiorer of Water- 
ford; collated May 27; installed Blay 28. He is the 
present Prebendary. 

9. clashmobi. 

1588. Richard Browh appean. [M. 8. T. C. D. b. 3. 14.] 
1591. JoHV (perhaps Riobabd) Dobotav, a Layman, mm 
deprived by the Royal Visitors, for want of full age and 
of holy Orders. [Ibid.] 
1607. Holden by the Pneoentor (Ricbabd Dohotab). 

[Reg. Vb.] 
1616. William Clarkb appears. [Reg. Vis.] 
1629. If'RAKCis Crossb, B. a. a Vicar Choral (ordained 
Priest, September 27, 1607), was collated July 9 ; in- 
stalled the following day. [Ibid.] 
1637. Thomas Wilkiksob; collated May 18. [ff.] 
1639. Edward Btam, M. A. Praecentor of Cloyne ; collated 
April 17. [ff.] He appears to haivc holden the pre- 
bend not more than five months. 



204 LISMORE. 

1639. John Gorb, M. A. Archdeacon of Lismore ; collated 
September 23. [ff.] He held the stall in 1660. 

1663. John Dalton, M. A. Prebendary of Kilronan in the 
cathedral of Watcrford, appears. [Ch. B.] He was also 
Vicar of Dungarvan. In 1665 he became Chancellor, 

1665. Francis Barnard or Bernard, M. A. collated Nov. 
8. [Ibid.] He had been Vicar of Tallough. 

167^. Francis Becher, M. A. collated March 5. [Ibid.] 
In 1683 he became Prebendary of Modeligo ; and in 1697 
a Vicar Choral. 

1683. Louis Alcock, M. A. formerly a Scholar of Trinity 
College, Dublin ; collated April 9. [Ibid.] In 1689 he 
was declared attainted by King James II. imless he 
should return by a certain day. 

1696. Hugh Burston, M. A. appears. [Ch. B.] 

169^. Robert Bredin, M. A. collated January 14. In the 
following year he resigned, and became Chancellor. [lb.] 

1699. George Gardiner, M. A. collated July 8. [lb.] He 
died in December, 1710; and was buried in the cathe- 
dral of Waterford. 

1716. Samuel Holt, M. A. appears. In 1718 he was ap- 
pointed Prrccentor of Cloyne. He held the prebend 
nearly (perhaps above) fifty years, till his death in 1763. 

1763. William Dennis, Jun. D. D. collated October 11. 
He died in 1770. 

1770. Paris Anderson, M. A. collated May 3. 

1773. John Bowden, D. D. collated January 1. He re- 
signed in 1774, and became Chancellor. 

1775. William Jessop, M. A. Prebendary of Mora, and a 
Vicar Choral ; collated January 7. He held this pre- 
bend more than forty-one years. He generously gave 
£110 towards purchasing the cathedral Organ. The 
Chapter gave £200 for the same object. [Ch. Book.] 
He died in Nov. 1816, and was buried at Lismore. 



PREBENDARIES. 205 

1817. Hon. Geobob T. Boubkb, M. A. collated Feb. 11; 
installed Feb. 22. In 1806 he was Vicar of Clonard, 
in the diocese of Meath. He resigned on August 25, 
1819, for the prebend of Seskenan. 

1819. John Avebill, M. A. Vicar of Clashmore ; collated 
September 18 ; installed September 25. He died in 
November, 1820; and was buried at Mothel, in the 
County of Waterford. 

1821. Chables H. MnrcHiH, M. A. collated January 4 ; in- 
stalled Januaiy 7. He resigned on June 16, 1827, and 
became Prebendary of Kilgobinet. 

1827. William Mackbst, B. A. collated August 9 ; installed 
August 11. He is the present Prebendary. 

10. ULBA&BTMBADnr. 

This prebend has been, for several centuries, ftttaohad to the 
Dean and Chapter (or, more properly speakiDg, to the 
dignity of Pnccentor) of Waterford. The R^al Visi- 
tation Book of 1633-4 says of it: *« Spectat Decano et 
Capit Waterford: undo Decanus et Capit Waterford. 
habent vooem in Capitulo LinnorenaL" At present the 
Praoentor is Rector, and receives the rectorial tithes : and 
the parish has lost all connexion with the Chapter of 
Lismore. 



ANCIENT PREBEND. 



OUOHTKBATH. 



I do not now find any other evidence of this having been 
one of the prebendal churches, than the following : 

1590. It is named as such, in the Taxation for First Fruits 
made by authority of Queen Elizabeth. 



206 LISMORE. 

1607. Oughteragh is called " Parcellof the Archdeaconry." 
[Reg. Vis.] 

1610. John Lancaster, Bishop of the diocese, obtained a 
grant from King James this year, to hold •' the prebend 
of Outragh," with other preferments, in commendam. 
[Rot. Cane] 

162§. EsAiAS Osborne (ordained Priest August 29, 1620), 
was collated to the " prebend or rectory." [Reg. Vis.] 
But the Returns to the Office of First Fruits state that 
he was admitted to this prebend on January 30, 162| ; 
and a Regal Visitation Book in the Prerogative Office 
dates his admission on December 19, 1629. 

16|§. Bartholomew Price was presented by the Crown to 
the " prebend or rectory" of Outragh [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 
by patent dated January 29 ; he was instituted by the 
Primate on April 13 ; and installed on May 26 following. 
[Reg. Vis.] 



VICARS CHORAL. 

There are five Vicars Choral belonging to this cathedral. 
It is believed that they were first instituted by Bishop 
Griffin Christopher, who filled the see from the year 1223 
to 1246. Like those of Cashel and other cathedrals, 
they possess a common Seal. In their corporate capacity 
they have cure of souls in the parishes of Lismore and 
MacoUop, which contain two other churches besides the 
cathedral. The Archbishop's Triennial Visitation Book 
of 1 730 has this note : " Constitution, to read prayers week 
about in the cathedral. The Dean appoints the five." 

I have not been able to recover the names of any very early 
Vicars. 



VIOARS CHORAL. 207 

(1607, " There are Vicars Choral also, to the number of 
or Gve : and the undernamed persons are elected by the 
1609.) Deane, to serve there when they are resident 

" John Rochb. [He was Prebendary of Modeligo.] 
** Pkter Cabt, * an Englishman/ hath a double 

portion. 
" RicnABD Pabb, * an Englishman.* 
"■ Robert Potter, an Englishman and Preacher." 
[Reg. Vis.] 
1615. Pbtbr Caet, 
robbbt pottbb, 

RiCHABD PaBB, 

JoHV OwEM, and 

WiLUAM ObTOV, B. a. 

(ordained in 160^), 



Clerks. [R«g. Vis.] Cary 
had two portions. In 
1625 he became Pre- 
bendary of Kilrossantie. 
Richard Parr was made 
Chancellor of Cashel. 



162^. WiLUAM Skbll, M. a. Prebendary of Modeligo, and 
Prssoentor of Waterford ; admitted February 9 ; installed 
February 13. 

1622. Piiiup VVbioht ; admitted November 12 ; installed 
same day. [Ibid.] 

162f. Fbascxs Cbossb, B.A. admitled llarch 24; in- 
stalled next day. He was also Prebendary of Clash- 
more. [Ibid.] 

1626. RicHABD Jkssop, B. a. (ordained 1612); admitted 
August 10 ; installed August 13. [Ibid.] 

1630. WiLUAM KoPBB, Prebendary of Diaert; admitted 
November 2 ; installed February 5 following. [Ibid.] 

1663. William Lovbll, or Lovbtt. alone. 

1666. William Lovkll appears. [Vis. Book.] 

Ei>\y ARD Wadb, M. a. [Ibid.] 

WiLUAM Radcuffb, M. A. In 1667 he was made 

Prebendary of Kilrossantie. 

— — Joseph Ajctbault. In 1691 he became Archdeacon 
of Killaloc. 



208 LISMORE. 

1666. John Marriott. He was sequestered in 1672. 

Francis Barnard, M. A. Prebendary of Clashmore. 

[Reg. Vis.] 

James Gary appears. [Ibid.] 



1679. John Bulkely (vice Marriott). In 1684 he was ap- 
pointed a Vicar Choral of Kilkenny ; and in 1687 he 
became a Prebendary of Cloyne. 

Matthew Jones (v. Amyrault). 

Probably Jones was the person who is believed to have 
been Archdeacon for some short time. In 1685 he be- 
came a Prebendary of Cloyne. 
1694. Robert Prythrith, or Prytherch, appears. 

Leonard Hunter appears. [Vis. Book.] 

John Lewis, " instructor of the boys." [Ibid.] He 

held the office forty years. He died on August 8, 1734, 
aged 74 ; and was buried at Lismore. [Par. Reg.] 

Richard Downing, M. A. [Ibid.] In 1696 he was 

made Prebendary of Mora. He died in September, 1723 ; 
and was buried in the parish of Tubrid, in the county of 
Tipperary. 

Richard Roche, a Minor Canon of St. Patrick's, Dub- 
lin. [Ibid.] 

1697. Francis Becher, M. A. Prebendary of Modeligo (v. 
Prytherch). [Ibid.] 

1708. Isaac Gervais, M. A. (v. Downing) appears. In 
1724 he became Prebendary of Kilrossantie ; and subse- 
quently Dean of Tuam. He resigned his place of Vicar 
Choral, on February 10, 174f . He died in February, 
1756, and was buried at Lismore. 

1711. Francis Foulke, or Foulkes, appears (v. Becher). 

1714(?) Barry Hartwell appears (v. Hunter). 

Michael Bustead appears (v. Foulkes). 

1726. Thomas Burton, " Mus. Doct. Laicus," appears (v. 
Gervais). [Vis. Book.] 



VICARS CHORAL. 209 

1731. John Alcock, M. A. admitted (v. Roche) June 24. 
He resigned his place on April 7, 1741. 

1734. Alexander Alcock, Jun. M. A. (brother of the pre- 
ceding John Alcock) (v. Lewis), admitted August 17. 
He resigned on October 15, 1746. In 1753 he was made 
Archdeacon. 

1741. Wheblbr Baxteb, B. A. (v. John Alcock) admitted 
April 7. He died in May 1742, and was buried in the 
cathedral. 

174^. Thomas Lowder, LL. D. admitted February 19. He 
died April 26, 1759, and was buried in the cathedral. 

1 742. JoHH Alcock, Jun. B. D. Chancellor of Watcrford ; 
admitted May 12 (v. Baxter, deceased). 

174|. Hbvbt Gbbtais, B. A. (v. Isaac Gervais^ rengned), 
admitted February 10. He afterwarda became Treanirer, 
and then Archdeacon, of Cashel. He died in 1790, and 
was buried at Lisraore. 

1746. Jacques, or Jaicbs Ikqram (t. Alcock), admitted 
October 14. In 1766 he became a Vicar Choral of Li- 
merick. He resigned in July 1772. [Dean's Reg.] 

1751. Richard Foitlu (v. Buatead). He died in 1765. 

175- ? Robert Strivg^ii was a Vicar Choral I have not 
found the date of his admission. Ho died in 1762. [Ibid.] 

1761. Amthony Flburt appears (▼. Qerrais). 

1762. Francis Green, B. A. (v. Stringer), admitted June 30. 
Ho died in February, 1768, and was buried at Lismore. 

1766. Richard Dobbs, M. A. (v. Foulke) ; admitted Oct 
26. In 1775 he became Dean of Connor; and died in 
February 1802. 

17G8. WiLUAM Jessop, B. A. a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin (v. Green), admitted March 22. In 1774 he 
became Prebendary of Mora; and in 1775of Claahmore. 
He died in 1816. 

1772. JocELYN Ingram (v. James Ingram), admitted Aug. 3. 
mdhster.] 2 B 



210 LISMORE. 

In 1775 he was made a Vicar Choral of Limerick. In 
April, 1778, ho became llector of Urney, in the diocese 
of Derry. He died at Strabane, on Sept. 2, 1793. 

1774. Henry Baggs, B. A. a Vicar Choral of Cashel; ad- 
mitted January 3. In 1780 he became Prebendary of 
Glanworth, in the cathedral of Cloyne; and died there, 
in October, 1794. 

1781. Verney Lovett, M. A. (v. Fleury), admitted May 
31. He was a native of Tipperary, and educated at Tri- 
nity College, Cambridge. He was preferred in the dio- 
cese of Droraore, where he held the rectory of Moira ; 
but resigned this in 1789. In 1795 he became Trea- 
surer of Cork ; and in 1815 a Prebendary of that church. 
Having holden his place of Vicar Choral forty-four years, 
he died in February 1825, and was buried at Lismore. 

1784. Alexander Alcock, M. A. (son of Alex. Alcock, 
Archdeacon) appears. He was likewise Archdeacon of 
Kilmacduagh, and a Prebendary of Clonfert. He died 
at Aberdeen in 1807. 

1794. Thomas Crawford, B. A. (v Ingram, deceased), ad- 
mitted February 17. He was Curate of Lismore thirty 
years. He died there in April 1822 ; and was buried 
at Aflfane, near Lismore. He compiled the (very inac- 
curate) Statistical Account of the Parish of Lismore, 
printed in Mason's Parochial Survey, vol. i. p. 549. 

1795. Charles Tuckey, LL. D. (v. Baggs), admitted 
March 7. In 1801 he became Praecentor of Killaloe. 
In 1802 he resigned his vicar-choralship ; and in 1804 
was made Treasurer of Lismore. 

1802. Philip Ryan, B. A. (v. Dobbs), admitted in Septem- 
ber. He became Prebendary of Kilrossantie, and after- 
wards Archdeacon of Lismore. He died in 1828. 

1807. Daniel Sullivan, B. A. (v. Alcock), admitted April 
IG. He was for many years Preacher at the cathedral. 



VICARS CHOILVL. 211 

lie died in February 1839» and was buried ut Lis- 
more. 

1812. Thomas Tucrby (v. bb father, Charles Tuckey, re- 
signed), admitted December 12. 

1822. Hercules Ricuard Langrishb, B. A. (v. Crawford), 
admitted August 6. He was ordained Deacon, at Kil- 
laloe, December 14, 1806; and was made a Prebendary 
of Killaloe in 1817. He resigned in 1825. 

1825. Ricuard Rerminguam, B. A. Prebendary of Mora (v. 
Lovctt), admitted March 15. He died in 1841. 

1825. Ambrose Power, B. A. (v. Langriahe), admitted July 
15. In 1828 he became Archdwi^nn. still rotalnintf his 
offioe of Vicar Choral. 

1828. Edward Baylt (v. Ryan), admitted July lt>. 

Edmund Nuokmt, M. A. (v. Tuckey). He resigned 

on May 28, 1832. 

1832. Oliver Gracb, B. A. (v. Nugent), admitted June 9. 
He died in 1839. 

1839. Thomas PaSU, B. A. Curate of Lismore (▼. Sulli- 
van), admitted June 3; installed Jidy 18. Ue resigned 
in six months. 

Haxs Butlbr, B. a. Preacher of the cathedral (v. 

Grace), admitted June 3; installed July 18. He re- 
signed in April 1850, and took out a new appointment. 
Ho was installed on July 8. 

Jambs Mocklbr, B. A. Curate of MacoUop (v. Parks), 

admitted December 31 ; installed January 2, 1840. He 
resigned in 1850, and was re-appointed on April 22 ; and 
installed on September IG. 

1841. Richard Woods, Curate of Tallogh (v. Berming- 
ham), admitted November 10 ; installed November 14. 
On April 20, 1850, he resigned ; and was re-appointed on 
April 2.'>: and installed on May 1. 



212 ARDMORE. 



BISHOPS OF ARDMORE. 

This ancient see, situate in the southern part of the county 
of Waterford was founded in the fifth century, by St. 
Declan. St. Patrick afterwards acknowledged and con- 
firmed it. Declan died in the year 4 — , and was buried 
at Ardmore, where the place of his interment is still 
shown, and where his feast has usually been observed, 
with much solemnity, on July 24. 

None of his successors in the see have been handed 
down to us by historians, except St. Ultan, who flou- 
rished A. D. 550; Eugene, in 1174; and Moel Ettrim 
O'DuiBHE-RATHA, who died in 1203. " These were Ab- 
bats, and may have had episcopal authority." [See 
Archdall's Monasticon.] 

About the latter end of the twelfth century this bi- 
shopric was incorporated with that of Lismore. 



END OF LISMOEE DIOCESE. 



BISHOPS. 818 



DIOCESE OF CORK. 

Thb see of Cork is believed to have been founded in the 
early part of the seventh oentory, by St. Barr, or Fin- 
barr, who is said to have been a native of Connaught, 
and preceptor to Colman.the founder of the sec of Cloync. 

At various timea this bishopric has been holden in 
conjunction with Cloyne, or Ross, or both. 

The see of Ross has been united to it since the year 
1583; and, by the Church Temporalities Act of 1834, 
that of Cloyne has been permanently annexed to the 
other two.^ 

▲RMS OF THB BIB. 

The seal of Robert Clayton, Bishop of Cork and Ross, dated 
1735, is engraved in Harris's edition of Ware's Bishops. 

TAXATIOM or TBS USHOrUC, AVD Or THB CBAFTBB. 

A. D. 1291. By Authority ^ Pope NitMat IV.{ ?) 

Proventos Coroagieuis Epis- 

copi in spiritualibus et tem- 

poralibus, xl Dor iiii." 

Spiritualia Decani Cathedr. qui 

non habet temporalia, . . x."^ „ xiii/ iiii.'' 

Spiritualia Archidiaconi (non 

habet temporalia), . . . xxix."^ „ xxxviii.' viii.* 
Spiritualia Procentoris qui non 

habet temporalia, . y^."^ „ vii.* iiii.*" 

Spiritualia Cancellarii, . . iiij."^ „ iiii.'viii.* 

Spiritualia Thesaurarii, . . iii."^ „ iiii.* 

No Prebends arc taxed, as such. 



marc 



nutre 
mwc 



maic 



214 CORK. 

2. Anc^er Taxation {immediately following that of Emly and 

Casket), dated 1302. 

Taxatio temporalium D"' Cforkag. Episcop. 

In redditibus, xl." 

In terris et in omnibus aliis proventibus 

temporalium, xxiiii." 

In omnibus proventibus ex spiritualibus, . xl." 
Summa, Ixix." vi." viii.'' 

Jurisdictio Decani Corcagiensis, . . . xxx.' 
Jurisdictio Arcbidiaconi Corcagiensis, . . c* 
Communia Corcagb. (i. e. the Chapter es- 
tate), vi." 

Summa, x." x.' Inde Decima xxi.* 

No prebendal churches are taxed, as such; but those of the 
Praecentor, Chancellor, Treasurer, and Prebendaries, 
occur dispersed among the churches of the diocese at 
large, which are taxed by deaneries. 

N. B. — The former of these Taxations is copied from an ori- 
ginal roll in the Exchequer Office, London ; the latter 
is taken from the printed copy in vol. ii. of the Reports 
of the Commissioners of Irish Records. The Commis- 
sioners state it to be a part of Pope Nicholas' Taxation. 
If this be the case, probably the former must be assigned 
to Pope Boniface, eleven years later. 

3. A.D. 1588-90. By Commissioners of Queen Elizabeth. 

Episcopatus, £40 

Decanatus, 300 

Prajcentoriatus, 800 

Cancellariatus, 200 

Thesaurariatus, 100 

Archidiaconatus, 7 18 

Prelxjnda de Lis ley Clerigge, .... 300 



BISHOPS. 215 

Prcbcnda dc Killonillie, o/uu KillemuUy, 4 

Kilbritten, 1 13 4 

Diaertniore, .300 

Ijil-kyiii.', . 2 5 

„ Kyiiuc^'iuiic, 2 5 

„ Kilosbeggimullan, ... 600 

„ Dromdaleige. [See in Koas.] 

i; toria de S. Trin. Civit Cork. . 1 10 8 

I v . iesiu S. Michaclis, ... 100 

Quatuor Vicarii Chorales, . . 16 

The above is taken from the " Valor Bcneficiomm fiool^* 
siasu in HibemiA." 8vo. Dublin^ 1780. 

8U0CB88I01I OP BISHOPS. 

A. D. 606 to 623 (?).~Su Barb or Futbabb, a nativo of 
Connaught, who had been preceptor to Golman, the 
founder and lirst Bishop of Cloyne, is said, by a tradition 
current among the country people, to have been a her- 
mit dwelling in a cell at Gougane Barry, near Inchigee- 
lagh, and to have been taken from thence to fill the first 
cpt8cupal chair at Cork. [MS. of Bishop Downes.] It 
is uncertain how long St Barr presided over his see: 
some historians say seventeen years, others only seven : 
nor is the year of his death known. Dying peaceably 
at Cloyne, on September 25, his body was oonvejred to 
Cork, and buried in his cathedraL September 25 was 
generally observed in his honour, as a festival, through- 
out the diocese of Cork. Dempster ascribes to his pen an 
epistle " On the Ceremonies of Baptism," but this is ge- 
nerally attributed to Alcuin. 

Of St. Barr 8 early successors we have but few traces. 
The following names are mentioned by historians. 

St. Nkssan ; who had been educated by St. Barr at his own 
school or monastery, founded near Lough Eire (which 



216 CORK. 

Harris interprets to mean the hollow, or basin, in which 
great part of the city of Cork is built), at Cork. The 
time of his death is not known. Lanigan will not admit 
him to have been a Bishop. 

685. RussiN, the son of Lappain, is mentioned as a succes- 
sor of St. Barr (i. e. Bishop of Cork), in the Annals of 
the Four Masters, which place his death on April 7 of 
this year. 

773. Selbach died. 

961. Cathmogan died. 

976. CoLUMBA Mac Ciarucain. He died in 990. 

1026. Cellach O'Selbach, called by the Four Masters " the 
chief among the wise men of Munster," died, on a pil- 
grimage. 

1027. Neil O'Maelduibh died. 

1028. AiRTBi Sairt died. 
1034. Cathal died. 

1057. MuGRON O'MuTAN was murdered, either by his own 
people, or by robbers of Cork. 

1085. Clerech O'Selbaic, called " Ard comorban of Barr," 
died in this or the following year. 

1107. Maclothod O'Hailgenen died. 

1111. Patrick O'Selbach died. 

1140. The see being vacant about this year, a foreigner of 
sanctity and learning, whose name has not come down 
to us, was nominated Bishop by Malachy, Archbishop of 
Armagh, with consent of the clergy and people. 

1152. GiLLA ^DA O'MuGiN (or O'Heyn), a native of Con- 
naught, Abbat of the Augustinian monastery at St. Fin- 
barr's cave (commonly called from him Gille Abbey), was 
present, as Bishop of Cork, at the Synod holden by Car- 
dinal Paparo in 1152. He is highly celebrated by the 
Irish historians, and is reckoned among the greatest be- 
nefactors of the church of Cork. He died in 1172. 



BISHOPS 217 

1172. Gregory was his successor; who governed the see 
about fourteen years. He granted the church of St. 
Nicholas (or St. Nessan) to the inonka of St. Thomas 
in Dublin, together with lands, tithes, and other offer- 
ings, upon payment of a cask of wine annually ; and if 
any person should steal any of the wine, the Bishop de- 
votes him to perdition. [King's Collections.] This grant 
was confirmed by the Archdeacon, under his seal. 

118-. Reginald succeeded Gregory: I think that ho had 
been Archdeacon of Cork under his predec e wor in the 
see. We know not the time either of his oonsecration 
or his death. Probably, as Ware observes, he is the 
same person as Bishop O'Selbaio, whose death is men- 
tioned by the annalists under the year 1205. 

1215. The see being vacant. King Henry III. endeavoured 
to appoint Groffbt White, whom he regarded as a 
prudent and learned nan. But it does not appear whe- 
ther he was conseorated to this see or not. 

12—. Mabiah (or Mavrick) O'Brisv was made Bishop 
by the Popes provision. In the y^r 1224 he was trans- 
lated to Caahel. 

1225. GiLBSBT, Archdeacon of Cork, was rataed to the see, 
with the royal assent dated June 15 ; and was oonse- 
crated in the same year. He died about the year 1238. 

1238. Laurence, his successor, died in 1264 ; and on March 
27, 1265, King Henry UI. granted a license to the Dean 
and Chapter to elect a Bishop. 

1266. William of Jerpoint, or William of KiLKBiiirr, a 
Cistercian monk of Jerpoint Abbey, having been elected, 
WAS confirmed as Bishop by the Pope, and accepted by 
the King. But his consecration is matter of doubt; at all 
events, the next year saw a new prelate in the see. 

1267. Reginald, Treasurer of Cashel, being made Bishop, 
munstbr.] 2 F 



218 CORK. 

obtained restitution of the temporalities on August 5, 
1267. He died at Corlc, in December, 127G, and was 
buried in his cathedral. 

1277, Robert or Richard Mac Donogh, a Cistercian monk 
of great learning, was appointed Bishop; and had the 
temporalities restored to him on January 11, 1277. He 
died on March 7, 130^. 

1302. John M'Carwell (or O'Carroll), Dean of Cork, 
was elected Bishop by the Chapter; and obtained the 
royal assent on June 12, 1302, and the confirmation of 
his metropolitan, the archbishop of Cashel, in July. 
The Pope translated him to Meath, in 1320 or 1321 ; 
and subsequently to the Archbishopric of Cashel. 

1321. Philip of Slanb, a Dominican friar, bom at Slane, 
in the County of Meath, succeeded by Papal provision ; 
and received his temporalities on July 17. He was a 
person of great talents for business ; and was sent on im- 
portant embassies touching mattere of Church and State 
to the Pope, by King Edward II. who was so well pleased 
with his address, that he admitted him of the Privy 
Council. One of the matters settled under his auspices 
by a Council of Bishops, after his return into Ireland, 
was, " that the small and poor bishoprics not exceeding 
£20, £40, or £60 a year, which were governed by the 
mere Irish, should be united to the more eminent sees." 
When this was communicated to the Pope, he immedi- 
ately began to interfere in the business, and commanded 
that the sees of Enachdune, Achonry, and Kilmacduagh 
should be forthwith united to Tuam. But this piece of 
assumption was kept secret from the King. Philip died 
in 1326. 
1326. John lb Blonde, Dean of Cork, was elected Bishop; 
he received his temporalities from the King, on March 



HlSllOPS 219 

it [liol. Cane. iO Edward II.] ; but the fact of his oow- 
secrtUwti is not certain : at all events a suooeasor to him 
is found in the next year. [Ware.] 

1327. Waltkb lb Rkdb (or Rdfds), a Canon of Cork, ob- 
tained the see by Papal provision; and had his tempo- 
ralities restored on October 18. He was translated to 
Caiihcl in 1330. 

1330. JouK DK Ualltoovivgham, iocumbent, or posnbly a 
native, of Ualiiconynghain in Uie diocese of Down, who 
had been elected Bishop of that see by the Dean and 
Chapter, and confirmed by the King on August 21, 1328, 
was disphtced by the Pope; who, however, appointed 
him to the see of Cork in 1330. Having sat here about 
seventeen yean, during which lime he had done good 
' : . ice by keeping the public peace, he died on May 29, 

1347. JoHM KocuK (or ub Rupb), descended from a noble 
'1y in this coimty, and a Canon (probably Dean) of 
L-.k, was elected Bishop by the Chapter; and was coo- 
seorated about Christmas. He died on July 4, 1358. 

13i59. Gkbald OB Babbt, of a noble and ancient family 
(probably Dean of Cork), was raised to the see in 1359. 
In 1381 he stated to the Lord JusUoe and Council, that 
he was above eighty years old, and often visited by sick- 
ness, so that he desired to be excused from personal at- 
tendance in Parliament The King granted his request, 
upon his paying a fine of two marks, and sending a suf- 
ficient proxy. [Rot. Pat. ] Having sat upwards of 
thirty-four years, he died, aged upwards of ninety, on 
January 4, 13iKi-4; and was buried in his cathedral. 

1396. RoGKR Kllksmerr, a friar, succeeded by Papal pro- 
vision; and received his temporalities from the King 
on March 31, 139l>. He died in 1406. 

1406. Gbralx> succeeded Roger, accortling to Sir J. Ware ; 



220 CORK AND CLOYNE. 

but we know no particulars concerning him. Query, 
was he Bishop of Cloyne^ not Cork ? For the tempo- 
ralities of the see of Cork at this time were committed 
to the custody of Gerald, Bishop of Cloyne. [Rot. Pat] 

1407. One Richard died in 1407. In November or De- 
cember of that year, the King granted to the Dean and 
Chapter leave to elect a successor, on the death of " Ri- 
chard the late Bishop." [Rot. Pat. 9 Hen. IV.] 

14 1|^. Patrick Ragged was Bishop in January of this year. 
[Rot. Pat. 2 Henry V.] He assisted at the Council of 
Constance in 1415 and 1416, as Bishop of Cork, and 
afterwards wrote a work on " The Acts of that Council." 
[Ware.] He is reported to have been a man of piety, 
great learning, and zeal. He was translated to Ossory 
in 1417. 

Query? 1418. " The Bishop O'Driscoll, and Mac 
Con O'Driscoll, his brother. Lord of Corca Laigh (in 
Cork), died." [Four Masters.] 

1418. MiLO^FiTZJOHN, Dean of Cork, was consecrated Bi- 
shop in 1418. During his incumbency, great exertion 
was made to unite the two sees of Cork and Cloyne. He 
died in 1430. 

Bishops of Cork and Cloyne. 

1431. Jordan. The sees of Cork and Cloyne, being vacant 
together at this period, were canonically united by the 
Pope ; and Jordan, Chancellor of Limerick, was conse- 
crated to them both, in 1430 or 1431. He continued in 
possession above thirty years, notwithstanding some dis- 
creditable attempts to deprive him, on the grounds of age 
and infirmities (which are related in Harris's Ware). He 
was sitting as Bishop on Dec. 27, 1464 ; but the time of 
his death is not known. He wrote an epistle, still ex- 



BISHOPS. 221 

tant, to King Henry VI. in defence of the Earl of Or- 
monde, Lord Lieutenant, against whom a party had been 
formed. 

14 — . Gbbald FiTZ-RiCBABO, one of the Geraldine family, 
a clergyman of the diocese ofCloyne, who had been un- 
enviably active in endeavouring to eject hia predeoeasor 
Jordan, eventually succeeded him in the tee, but we do 
not know in what year. He died in 147U. 

1479. William Rochb, Archdeacon of Cloyne, formerly 
Coadjutor to Bishop Jordan, and also one of his accusen 
to the Pope, succeeded to these Mes; but redgned them 
in the year 1490. 

1490. Thadt MOartht, or Thaddjkds Maobaib, was made 
Bishop by Papal provinon. He died at the town of 
" Eporedia,** in Pie<lmont, on Oct 4, 1492. [Todd's MSS.] 

1499. Gbbalo, a Bishop of Cork and Cloyne, is said to 
have resigned those sees in 1499. 

1499. John Fitz-Edmukd, a branch of the Geraldine family, 
succeeded, by Papal provision, on Jtme 26. It is not 
known how long he governed the sees: he was alive in 
the year 1520; but probably died before the end of the 
year. See a letter about him and a proposed snocessor 
to him, in the Stote Papers, vol. iii.p.42. [Todd's MSS.] 

152-. John Bknnbt, or Fbbrbt, died in 1526, or 1536(a). 

1526 or 1536. Dominick Ttrrb, or Tirrbt, a chaplain of 
tl)e King in the city of Cork, was elected Bishop by vir- 
tue of a raandaUi from Kint? Henrv VIIT. dated June 1 1, 

(a) King Homy VIIL oa Maj SI, in Um trnmtf-mwmah ymt tt Us nlfs 
(L «. I6S5), tHiwd • wanant, dirwdng Um AidiUtlMp cTGHbtl, and ItoBUMpa 
of Rom and Limeridi, to ooonoate llaalar Eiimnnii, Um nepliaw otJuum Flte- 
willUa,D«uiorClo]nM,aadia««lliiaBirhlitha UAopik oT Cbfw aod Oorl^ 
aa aoM aa lia aliall ba UianaBto alaetad bjr tiia Chaplan orCbgrBa and Cock, 
and tlian hava dona Ilia fleaUy. CaL MSa Harl. [Cda.] 

This naminaHow data not apfwar to lure ben actad on. 



n-l CORK AND CLOYNE. 

and u patent dated S<?pteinbor 20; and was consecrated 
in 153G by the Archbishop of Cashel, assisted by the 
Bishops of Ross, Lismorc, and Emly. [Consist. Reg.] 
The Pope opposed this appointment, and named two 
otlier persons successively to these sees. But Tirrey 
kept possession, and held them twenty years. It is 
stated that in 1526, tlie eighteenth year of King Henry 
VIII. he had a King's letter uniting the vicarage of 
Cork and Shandon to his bishopric. [See Patent Roll of 
1 Philip and Mary.] He gave certain rents to the Vicars 
Choral in 1554. 

1557. Roger Skiddy, B.A. Dean of Limerick, was ap- 
pointed Bishop by Queen Mary, by patent dated Oct. 29, 
1557: the Queen dying before his actual investiture, he 
was again appointed, as from the above-named <lay, by 
Elizabeth, by letter of conge delire directed to the 
Dean and Chapter, dated July 31, 1562. He resigned 
the sees on March (or July) 18, 1566 ; and they remained 
vacant nearly four years(a). 

1570. Richard Dixon, Prebendary of Rathmichael in St. 
Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, was appointed Bishop by 
patent dated June 6, and was consecrated within the 
year. He was deprived in the following year, for some 
cause now unknown. 

1572. Matthew Shf;yn, or Seaink, who is believed to have 
been educated at Oxford and Paris, succeeded, by letter 
of Privy Seal dated January 2, 157^, and patent dated 
May 29, 1572. He was very active in correcting the 
gross superstitions of the lower orders, especially with 
regard to the worship of images. He died on June 13, 

(a) Before the appointment of Skiddy. the clergr and inhabitanta of KinMile 
addreaaed a letter to Queen Mar}% recommending Patrick Koche fur thew? (tish<ip- 
ric*. The original lett»T xtill n-nKiino in the Hritish Miutonm. MSS. Cotton. 
Tititf B. xi. 2;>2. 



BISHOPS. 223 

1582 (or in August, 158H). Ware doubts whether oi 
not he was tlie author of a treatise " Ue Ropublica," 
written by a person of his name about this period. [See 
his Writers of Ireland.] 

COKK, ClOTNK, AHD R088. 

158o. William Lyon, a native of Chester, educated at Ox- 
ford, becanie Chaplain to Arthur Lord Gray, Lord De- 
puty of Ireland ; and obtained preferment in tim country, 
namely, the vicarage of Naas, in 1573. He was conse- 
crated Bishop of Ross in 1582, by patent dated May 12 ; 
and, on November 11 in the next year, the sees of Cork 
and Cloync were given to him tn eonunendam^ to hold 
during the Queen's pleasure. Afterwards, by a patent 
dated May 17, 1586, the three fees of Cork, Cloyne, and 
Roas were united in his favour. He appears to have 
been a prelate of an active and liberal spirit: he built 
the palace of Cork in 1588, and another at Roas, which 
soon afterwards was burned by the rebels ; and greatly 
exerted himself in behalf of the property of his sees, 
which had been sadly wasted. In 1615 die Bishop stated 
to the Royal Commissioners, that the best of his bishop- 
rics, namely Cloyne, was withholden from him, having 
been made away in fee-farm by his predeceasor, reserving 
only five marks annual rent. The other two, Cork and 
Ross, when he first came to them, were worth only £70 per 
annum ; but he had improved them to the annual value 
of £200. He died at Cork, at a ycry advanced age, on 
October 4, 1617 ; and was buried there, in the cathedral, 
as was generally supposed; but in March 1849, some 
workmen digging in a part of the palace grounds, at a 
spot where formerly the private chapel of the Bishops of 
Cork had stood, discovered a plain tomb, covered with 



224 CORK, CLOYNE, AND ROSS. 

a flagstone imperfectly chiselled, which bore the follow- 
ing inscription in raised letters: 

I . do . beleve . oneli . to . be . saved . be . the . merites 
Ihs of . Ihs . Chrat . oar . Sarioore. 

John the III. 
So . God . loved . the . worlde . that . he . gave . his . onli . be . gotten . sonn . to 
the . end . that . all . that . beleve . in . him . shuld . not . peris . but . have . life 
everlesting. Tills . house . was . builded . in . anno . 1588 . by d 

W^elleam . lion . an . englis . man . born . beshop . of. Cork . Clon . an . Bom 
and this . tomb . was . erected . in . anno . dui . 1597 . in . the . happi 
raigne . of . queen . elizabet . de . fend . is . of . the . anoent 
apostlike . faithe . the . xl . yeare . of . her . magesty . rainge. 

In the tomb were human bones, which, in all proba- 
bility, were those of the Bishop ; who appears to have 
prepared this resting-place for his body several years 
before his death. 

A square stone was affixed to the wall above this tomb, 
and several years ago was removed to another part of the 
grounds. It is inscribed as follows, and doubtless was 
erected by the same prelate : 

DEV8 . rVD 

EX . ESTH 

>'HCHV 

MIUAT 

HVWCE 

XALTAT 

16,90 

The remains of the Bishop, and his tombstone, were 
carefully removed to the porch of the cathedral, where 
they are now deposited. 

An interesting portrait of Bishop Lyon is preserved in 
the see-house of Cork. 
1618. John Boyle, a native of Kent, D. D. of Oxford (elder 
brother of Richard, first Earl of Cork), was made Dean 
of Lichfield in February, 1610, and was appointed Bi- 
shop of Cork, by patent dated August 25 ; and by ano- 



BISHOPS. i>*25 

ther patent, dated April 10, 1619, was permitted to hold 
the sees of Ross and Cloync in ccmmendam. He died at 
Bishopscourt, near Cork, on July 10, 1620, aged 57 ; and 
was buried in the chapel erected by his brother in the 
church of Youghal. There is extant a curious letter 
from this Bishop to his brother, Lord Cork, dated Novem- 
ber 7, 1617, in which he details his method of obtaining 
the promise of these sees, and the ** gratuity' demanded 
of him as a nne quA non by the King or his ministers. 
[Lismore MSS.] 
1620. RiCHABD BoYLB, M. A. (a cousin-german of his pre- 
decessor, and brother of Michael, Bishop of Watcrford 
and Lismore), was Dean of Waterford and Archdeacon 
of Limerick, when he was adTanood to the sees of Cork, 
Cloyne, and Ross, by patent dated October 24(a), and 
was consecrated in the following month. He was allowed 
to hold in eomm^ndam all his former benefices, except 
the deanery of Waterford. He is honoured for his dili- 
gence in repairing ancient churches, and erecting new 
ones, in his dioceses. In 1621 he petitioned the King 
that the see of Cloyne, which he had received in com- 
mmdamy " might be so united to Cork as to be deemed one 
bishopric.** The King grants this : and directs that he be 
entitled Bishop of Cork and Cloyne ; that the cathedrals 
of Cork and Cloyne shall be his cathedrals ; and that he 
have leave to reside in whatever part of the diocese ho 
may find most convenient. Dated October 14. [Rot. 
Pat.] On May 30, 1638, he was translated to the see of 
Tuam; and on June 21, Cloync was separated from the 
other two dioceses, by a King's letter under privy seal. 

(a) Then wu « Kinf'a letter, dated Jaaoaiy 18, enoo W Jec. f. dli«etii« 
letten patent of " perinde Tslere" to Dr. Bkhard Boyle, U> stand titulaij BUwp 
of Cork and Cloyne, and commwidatory Kibop of Roeec a ibwy, u if he had been 
•o collated and conaecrated. [Rot Pat Jac I.] 

MDN8TSR.] 2 G 



226 CORK AND ROSS. 

Cork and Ross. 

1638. William Chappkl, B. D. was born at Lexington, in 
Nottinghamshire, on December 10, 1582; and was bap- 
tized by immersion, which (he tells us), was the custom 
in his native parish. Having entered himself at Corpus 
Christi College, Cambridge, he became a Scholar, and 
afterwards a Fellow, of that Society, where the cele- 
brated John Milton was one of his pupils. At the earnest 
request of Bishop Laud, he accepted the deanery of 
Cashel, in August, 1633; and, four months afterwards, 
was prevailed on to become Provost of Trinity College, 
Dublin. He was appointed to that office in August, 
1634 ; but was not allowed to exercise his authority until 
the 9th of the following February. He endeavoured to 
compose the religious animosities of the time ; but was 
vehemently opposed, he says, " both by Rome and Ge- 
neva." In June, 1636, the Crown presented him to the 
treasurership of St. Patrick's, Dublin. In 1638 he was 
appointed Bishop of Cork and Ross, by patent dated Oc- 
tober 23; and was consecrated on November 11, in St. 
Patrick's, Dublin. At the express desire of King Charles, 
he retained his provostship for some time ; but gladly re- 
signed it on July 20, 1640. He appears to have raised 
up enemies against himself " through his activity in en- 
forcing uniformity and strict Church discipline in the 
College, in opposition to the schism and fanaticism of the 
times." Amongst these, unfortunately, were Primate 
Ussher, the Bishop of Meath, Sir William Parsons, and 
others; who he said, represented him as " an Irish Can- 
terbury." I have seen a severe letter by him to Richard, 
the first Earl of Cork, charging him with having stripped 
the Vicars Choral, and left the chancel of Youghal, the 



BISHOPS. 227 

revenues of which college the Earl haU goiieu imo his 
hands, in a state ul' ruiu. This letter, as Lord Straflbrd's 
trial may well assure us, was not likely to be forgotten 
or forgiven. The Bishop was summoned before Parlia- 
ment, and was only liberated on finding heavy securities 
for his good behaviour in future. In July, 164 1 , he went 
back to Cork ; but returned to Dublin in October, when 
the Rebellion broke out. He asked leave to redre to 
England, but was refused a pass; however, in December 
he contrived to escape, and landed at Biilford Haven in 
Wales. After being detained some time at Tonby, from 
the want of a pass, he obtained his liberty, and repaired 
to his native place. He died at Derby, on Whitsunday, 
1641>; and was buried (near his mother) at Bibthorpe 
in Nottinghamshire ; where a long inscription was placed 
over his tomb, which is copied in Harris's Ware. 

He appears to have been a prelate of great talents, 
theological learning, and discretion, and had the charac- 
ter of being a close and subtle disputant. He left the 
following pieces, which were printed after bis death : 

1 . Nf ethodus Concionandi. 8vo. London, 1648. 

i. The Same in English. London, 16A6. 

3. The use of Holy Scripture (in Sermon-note« on 
2 Timothy, iii. 16). 8vo. London, \^b'-\ 

4. His own Life, written in about 320 Latin laiubics; 
full of pious thoughts and interesting details. This was 
published by the antiquary Thomas Heame, in the fiftli 
volume of LelaiuVs Collectanea, 8vo. Oxford, 1716; and 
afterwards by Peck, in his " Desiderata Curiosa." Fol. 

Bishop Chappel is one of the persons who were con- 
jectured to be authors of" The Whole Duly of Man." 



228 CORK, CLOYNE, AND ROSS. 

Cork, Cloyne, and Ross. 

1660. Michael Boyle, D. D. The sees being left vacant 
during the time of the Commonwealth, Michael Boyle 
(son of Richard Archbishop of Tuam), being then Dean 
of Cloyne, was made Bishop of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross, 
by patent dated January 22 ; and was consecrated, toge- 
ther with eleven other Prelates, at St. Patrick's, Dublin, 
on January 27, by the Archbishop of Armagh, assisted 
by the Bishops of Raphoe, Kilmore, and Ossory. Harris 
relates, that he retained six benefices of his diocese in his 
own possession, under colour that he could not find fit 
Clerks to hold them ; until the Earl of Orrery, Lord Pre- 
sident of Munster, compelled him to provide those pa- 
rishes with incumbents. On November 27, 1663, he was 
translated to Dublin ; and subsequently became Primate. 

1663. Edward Syngk, alias MiLLiNGTON(a), D. D. was a 
native of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, but was educated in 
Ireland, at Drogheda School and at Trinity College, 
under the care of his brother, George, Bishop of Cloyne. 
He was a minor Canon of St. Patrick's, Dublin, in 1647 ; 
and then joined others of his brethren in remonstrating 
against " the Directory," and petitioning to be allowed 
the use of the " Book of Common Prayer." About the 
year 1648 or 1649 he was made Dean of Elphin, and in 
1660-1 Bishop of Limerick : and was translated to Cork, 
Cloyne, and Ross, by patent dated December 21. He 
held the wardenship of Youghal, from March 25, 166J 
to November 4, 1678. [ff.] He was a learned, pious, 

(a) Harris, ia Ware's Bishops, mentions the fact that originally the name of 
the Bishop's family was MUKngton ; but that it had been changed to St/ngt on 
account of a remarkable sweetness of voice and skill in vocal music exhibited by 
some members of the family. See more particulars of this, in a note on Bishop 
George SjTJge of Cloyne. 



BISHOPS. 229 

and moet effective preacher ; and a liberal benefactor to 
the poor, and to the diocese of Cloyne, as may be seen 
in Ware's History. He died on December 22, 1678, and 
was buried in his cathedral of Cork. 

Cork avd Ross. 

1678-9. Edward WsTBirBALL, D. D. a native of Lichfield, 
in Staffordshire, was educated at Westminster SohooK 
under the famous Dr. Busby, and was elected thence to 
Trinity College, Cambridge, in the year 1653; but, pre- 
ferring the other University, he entered himself at Lin- 
coln College, Oxford, where he took the degree of M. A. 
in 1661, and B. D. in 1669. In 1667 he was a Canon 
residentiary of Exeter ; and appears to have come to Lrc- 
land about 1672, for he dedicates to the Archbishop of 
Dnblin his Sermon entitled ** CoUyriom, AcJ" which was 
preached in Christ Church, Dublin, on Augxist 4th of 
that year; and speaks of it as being hia ** fiitt i^pearanoe 
in Ireland." He subsequently became a Prebnidary of 
St. Patrick's, Dublin ; afVerwards Prseoentor of Christ 
Church, Dublin ; and was advanced to the tees of Cork 
and Ross by patent dated Feb. 14. He was ocmaecrated 
in Christ Church, Dublin, on March 23, by the Primate, 
assisted by the Archbishop of Dublin, and the Bishops 
of Meath, Kildare, Raphoe, Ossory, and KiUala. [Reg. 
Armagh.] He suffered much annoyance from the Pa- 
pists during King James II.*s time. Having governed 
these dioceses more than twenty years, on April 18, 1699, 
he was translated to Kilmore and Ardagh. He liberally 
repaired the see-houses both of Cork and of Kilmore ; 
and he rebuilt the ruined cathedral of Ardagh. He died 
on November 12, 1713, aged 77. See a list of his nume- 
rous publications in Ware's Writers of Ireland : to which 
may be adde<l ; 



230 CORK AND ROSS. 

1. A Visitation Sermon, on 1 Kings, xviii. 21. 4to. 
London, 1663. 

2. An Assize Sermon, on Jeremiah, xv. 10. 4to. 
London, 1668. 

3. A Sermon, on Psalm Ixxvi. 10. 8vo. Cork, 1691. 

4. The Case of the Irish Protestants, in relation to re- 
cognising or swearing allegiance to, or praying for, King 
William and Queen Mary, stated and resolved. 4to. 
London, 1691. [This is anonymous, but is believed to 
be by him.] 

5. "Be Ye also Ready ;" a Method and Order of 
Practice to be always prepared for Death and Judg- 
ment. (Anonymous.) 8vo. London, 1694. 

€. A Sermon, preached at the funeral of James Bon- 
nell, Esq. in April, 1699. 8vo. London, 1707. 

7. A View of our Lord's Passion ; with Meditations. 
8vo. London, 1710. 
1699. Dive Downes, D. D. (ancestor of the present Lord 
Downes), was a native of Thornby, in Northamptonshire. 
He became a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin ; and 
was ordained Deacon, on February 24, 167J, and Priest, 
on May 5 in the same year. [Consist. Dubl.] In 168| 
he became a Prebendary of St. Patrick's ; in 1690 he 
was made Archdeacon of Dublin ; and was raised to these 
sees by patent dated April 18. He was consecrated at 
Cashel, on June 4, by William Archbishop of Cashel, as- 
sisted by Nathanacl Bishop of Waterford, and Thomas 
Bishop of Limerick [Reg. Cashel] ; and was enthroned 
at Cork, on June 7, and at Ross on June 20. [D. R,] 
Bishop King, of Derry, described him as a man consider- 
able for gravity, prudence, and learning, both in divinity, 
ecclesiastical law, and other sciences. He died at Dub- 
lin, on November 13, 1709; and was buried at St. An- 
drew's. Sec an interesting Journal of a " Tour through 



BISHOPS. 281 

the Dioceses of Cork and Ross," by the Bishop, prenerved 
in the manuscript room of Trinity College Library. 
1710. Pbter Brownr, I). I), a Fellow, and afterwards Pro- 
vost, of Trinity College, Dublin, was Lecturer of St 
Bridget's, in Dublin, and afterwards Rector of St. Mary's, 
in that city ; when he was appointed Bishop of Cork and 
Ross, by patent dated January 1 1 ; he waa consecrated 
in the College Chapel on the 8th of April following, by 
William Archbishop of Cashcl, aantted by the Biahopo 
of Meath, Kildarc, and Clogher. A very high character 
of him is given in Ware's Bishope, where also his gene- 
rous charitable donations and bequests are mentioiied : 
and a catalogue of his numerous Works may be seen in 
the same author s ** Writers of Ireland ;" to which we 
may add, that his " Sermons on various Subjects" were 
published after his death, in two vob. 8vo. London^ 
1749. He died at Cork, on August 25. 1735 ; and was 
buried in the chapel of Ballinaspic, or Bishopstown, near 
Cork, a country seat which ho had built at his own ex- 
pense, for the benefit of his successors ; as is testified by 
the following inscription on a tablet pUoed above the 
entrance : 

Doc 



Aaao Donfait MDocxxs, 



db Saptambrii zxix. 

A monument, which was erected here to his memory, 
has been suffered to fall into ruins. The chapel having 
fallen into Lay hands, and being converted to secular uses, 
the vault which contained the remains of Bishops Browne 
and Mann has been closed up, and the tablets have been 



232 CORK AND ROSS. 

removed to the porch of the Cathedral. A portrait of 
Bishop Browne is preserved in the sec-house of Cork. 
1735. Robert Clayton, D.D. Bishop of Killalla, was trans- 
lated to Cork and Ross by the King's letter, dated Nov. 
22, and patent dated December 19. In August 1745, 
he was again translated, to Clogher. 

He was born in Dublin, but was descended from an 
English family, and educated at Westminster school ; 
after which he returned to Ireland and became a Fellow 
of Trinity College, Dublin. His character is well known, 
as that of a munificent, learned, high-spirited man ; but 
deficient in judgment and unsound in his religious prin- 
ciples. His published works are numerous ; one of these, 
which is unnnoticed by Chalmers in his Biographical 
Dictionary, is an " Assize Sermon," preached at Cork, 
on April 15, 1739. 4to. Cork. The most celebrated 
among them are his " Essay on Spirit" (1751 and 1752), 
and his " Vindication of the Histories of the Old and 
New Testament" (three parts, 1753, 1754, 1758). The 
Arian tenets avowed in these writings were so palpable 
and offensive, that an Ecclesiastical Commission was 
formed to bring the Bishop to trial ; but, before any ex- 
amination took place, he died of a fever occasioned by 
his alarm, on February 26, 1758. There is a portrait of 
him in the palace of Cork. 
1745. Jemmet Browne, D.D. successively Dean of Ross, 
and Bishop of Killaloe, and of Dromore, was translated 
to Cork, by patent dated August 26. He was enthroned 
on September 6. In 1772 he was again moved, to Elphin ; 
and lastly, in 1775, to the archbishopric of Tuam. He 
died in June, 1782, and was buried in the cathedral of 
Cork. While holding this see, he published a " Fast 
Sermon," preached in Christ Church, Dublin, on Dec. 
18, 1745. 4to. Dublin, 1746. 



BISHOPS. 233 

1772. Isaac Mann, I). D. Archdeacon of Dublin, succeeded. 
He was bom at Norwich, in 1710, but was educated at 
Trinity College, Dublin, having been brought over to 
Ireland when very young, and being supported by Lord 
Chancellor Jocelyn. [Todd's MSS.] Hia patent is 
dated March 7, 1772. He was consecrated in the Castle 
Cha{>cl, Dublin, on March 15, by the Primate, aseisted 
by the Bishops of Waterford and Limerick. The Bishop 
published a very useful work, entitled, '' The Four Gos- 
pels and the Acta of the Apostles, with Notes explana- 
tory and practical, for the Use of Schools." 12mo. Dub" 
tin, 1781. Also, *' A &miliar Exposition of the Church 
Catechism ;** which has been frequently reprinted by the 
Society for promoting Christian Knowledge. Ho rebuilt 
the see-house of Cork. 

He died at Bath on December 10, 1788; his corpse 
was conveyed to Ireland, and was buried in the chapel 
of Ballinaspic. 

The following is the inscription formerly placed over 

his tomb ; but the tablet was removed to the porch of the 

Cathedral in 1849, for reasons given above, at p. 231. 

Tka ItTri'— tt IsAiUJ ILuni, D. P. 

BbhoporCofkaadBdM, 

An dipMitodla a vuk ■ndwwth, 

He dhd at Balk, IMh nin—lir, 17M, 

Ac«in. 

Tbroagb ratptet to th* BMoiOfjr of hb balovcd and auwli b cao aw J oneK and m 

• ■MUnufkofgntitadcferhii goodai towuds Mm, Saaad BCaan lua 

mnort tld« IHdi OMoaBHit t0 b* plMtd iMNk 

A portrait of the Bishop is prcser^'ed in the see* 
house of Cork. 
1 789. KusBBT Clbavbr, D. D. son of the Rev. William 
Cleaver, was bom at the rectory of Twyford, near Buck- 
ingham, on Sept. 8, 1745. He was younger brother of 
Dr. William Cleaver, Bishop of Chester, and afterwards 
of St. Asaph). In 1759 he was admitted a King^s Scholar 

MUHSTBR.] 2 B 



234 CORK AND ROSS. 

lit Westminster ; from whence he was elected a Student of 
Christ Church, Oxford, in 17G3. M. A. in 1770 ; B. D. 
and D. D. in 1783. In 1774 he became Rector of Spof- 
forth in Yorkshire ; in 1783 Rector of Pet worth in Sussex ; 
and in 1787 u Prebendary of Chichester. In 1789, being 
then Chaplain to the Marquess of Buckingham, Lord 
Lieutenant of Ireland, he was promoted to the sees of 
Cork and Ross. His patent bears date March 28. He was 
consecrated on the same day (Saturday), at the Castle 
Chapel, Dublin, by Charles Archbishop of Cashel, as- 
sisted by the Bishops of Waterford and Cloyne. He 
remained here only a very, few months ; being trans- 
lated to Leighlin and Ferns in the following June ; and 
again, to Dublin, in 1809. [Family Papers.] 

1789. William Foster, M. A. (son of Anthony Foster, 
Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer), was Chaplain to 
the House of Commons. In 1781 he was Rector of Low th, 
and also was Rector of Urney, in the diocese of Derry. 
His patent for this see is dated June 13; and he was 
consecrated the next day, in St. Peter's Church at Dublin, 
by the Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by the Bishops of 
Dromore andOssory. In 1790 he was translated to Kil- 
niore; and in 1796 to Clogher, where he died in 1797. 

1790. William Bbnnett, D.D. (aFellow ofEmmanuel Col- 
lege, Cambridge; B.A. in 1767; M.A. in 1770; B.D. in 
1777 ; D. D. in 1790) ; became Chaplain to his uncle, the 
Earl of Westmoreland, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He 
was raised to these sees on June 12, and was consecrated 
in the Chapel of Dublin Castle, on June 13, by the Arch- 
bishop of Cashel [quaere Dublin ?] assisted by the Bishops 
of Killaloe and Killala. In 1794 he was translated to 
Cloyne. He was reckoned an elegant and profound 
scholar, an able preacher, and a good man. 

1794. Honorable Thomas Stopfobd, D.D. (third son of 



BISHOPS. 235 

James first Earl of Courtown). He became Deaa of 
Killuloc, and afterwards of Ferns: aud from thence was 
promoted to theae sees on June 26 ; and was conseorated 
in St. Anne's Church, Dublin, on the following day, by 
the Archbishop of Dublin, aasistcd by the Bishops of 
Ossory and Killala. His death took place in Dublin, 
on January 24, 1805. He was interred in his family 
burying place, at Courtown, in the county of Wexford. 

1805. Right Honorable Lord Jous Georob Besksford, 
D. D. (third son of George first Marquesa of Waterford), 
was educated at Eton, and af^rwards at Christ Church, 
Oxford. He was ordained Deacon in St Kevin's, Dub- 
lin, by the Archbishop of Tuam, on April 2, 17li5; aud 
Priest, by the same, at the same place, on December 17, 
1797. His first benefice was the rectory of Clonegam, 
in the diocese of Ltsmore. In 1799 he became Dean of 
Clogher ; and was raised to theae teet by patent dated 
February 20. He waa conaecrated at St. Patrick's, Dub- 
lin, on March 24, by Charles Archbishop of Caahel, as- 
sisted by the Bishops of Derry and Clogher. In 1807 
he was tranalated to Raphoe ; afterwards to Clogher ; 
thence to Dublin ; and eventually to tht Primacy; which, 
happily for the Church, he still holds. 

1807. Honorable Thomas St. Lawramcb, D. D. (second ton 
of Thomas first Earl of Uowth), Dean of Cork, suc- 
ceeded, by patent dated September 10; and was conse- 
crated on September 27, in St. Patrick's, Dublin, by the 
Archbishop of Cashcl, assisted by the Bishops of Kildare 
and Kilmore. lie retained these sees till his death, 
which took place ut the palace, Cork, on February 10, 
1831. He was buried in lib calliedral. 

1831. Samuel Ktlk, D. D. a Scholar, Fellow, and Pruvo&t 
of Trinity College, Dublin (who had been ordained 
Priest, by the Bishop of Killala, on May 18, 1800), was 
appointed Bishop ol Cork and Kos?, by patent dated 



236 CORK, CLOYNE, AND ROSS. 

March 11. He was consecrated in the College Chapel, 
on March 27, by the Primate, assisted by the Bishops 
of Ferns and Cloyne; and was enthroned at Cork, by 
the Dean, on April 15. Under the Act 3 & 4 Will. IV. 
0. 37, the see of Cloyne became united to those of Cork 
and Ross, at the death of Bishop Brinkley, in 1835. 

Bishop Kyle was a good scholar, a man of generous 
feelings, and active habits of business ; most diligent in 
superintending the concerns of his important dioceses, 
which he conducted in such a manner as to gain general 
respect and esteem. During the last two or three years 
of his life he was incapacitated from attending to his 
episcopal duties, by severe illness. He died in Dublin, on 
May 18, 1848, aged seventy-eight years, and was buried 
in the Chapel of Trinity College, where a tablet has been 
erected to his memory bearing the following inscription : 

JUXTA . HOC . MARMOB 
8EPDLTUS . EST 

SAMUEL KYLE, S. T. P. 

HUJDS . OOLL . OLIH . ALCMKUS . DISCIFULUS . SOCICS 

PR^KPOSITUS 

QUI . » . SEDBM . EPI800PALEM . COBOAOOEiraBK 

BT . BOaSBHSSH . ET . DEINOB . CLONEMSBll. BTSOTOS 

CLBRO . SUO . AMICISQirB 

DESIDEBATISSUtUS . OBIIT 

EPI8COPATUS . SUI . ANXO . XVIII 

jrrATis . Lxxviii 

XIII . XAL . JUK. MOCCCXLVUI 

In the Cathedral of Cork there is also a tablet in- 
scribed as follows : 

" Elrected by the Clergy of the united diocese of Cork, Cloyne, and Rots, 
to the memory of their late beloved Bishop, the Right Rev. Samuel Kyle, 
D. D. In affectionate remembrance of whose paternal care and many virtues, 
they have also endowed an Irish Scholarship in the University of Dablin. 
Consecrated March 27, 1831. Died May 18, 1848, aged 78." 

Cork, Cloynr, and Ross. 
1848. James Wilson, D. D. a native of Newrv, and cdu- 



DEANS. 237 

cated in that town, became a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin. In 1830 he was appointed Rector of Killinane, 
in the diocese of Leighlin. In 1835 he became Praecentor 
of St. Patrick's, Dublin ; and was advanced to these sees 
by patent dated July 17. He was consecrated on July 
30, at St. Patrick's, Dublin, by Richard Archbishop of 
Dublin, MBisted by the Bishope of Meath and Oaaory ; 
and was enthroned, by the Dean, at Cork, on AuguBt 2, 
and at Cloyne, on August 3. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

1 do not find any account of the foundation of the Chapter 
of Cork. It is mentioned in the year 1 238, under the 
prelacy of Bishop Gilbert It appears that the prebends 
were constituted at different periods. The order of pre- 
cedence among the members is now the same as in the 
other cathedrals of this province ; but it appears that 
until the time of Queen Elisabeth, the Archdeacon took 
rank next after the Dean, as is the case in some of the 
more modem capitular bodies in the province of Ar- 
magh. [Reg. Vis.] 

8BAL. ^ 

A seal of the Dean and Chapter, without date, but appa- 
rently ancient, is engraved in Harris's Ware, p. 555. In 
the oldest Chapter Book remaining, there is an impres- 
sion of the seal of the Deans of Cork. 

DBAHS. 

1288. Philip is Dean. [Cod. Clarend. 46.] 

1302. John Mac Carwell, or O'Carboll, Dean, was in 
this year advanced to the bishopric of Cork; in 1320, 
or 1321, he was translated to Meath; and in 1327 to 
Cashel. [Ware.] 



238 CORK. 

1323-26. D10NY8IU8 appears. [MS. T. C. D. f. 4. 14.] 

1328-36. Philip Albus, or White, appears. [Ibid.] 

1337. G [King's Collections, from the Rolls Office.] 

1347. John de Rupe, or Roche, appears. [MS. T. C. D. 
F. I. 18.] Ware calls him " a Canon," and states that he 
was raised to the bishopric of Cork in 1347. 

1348. Geraldinus, or Gerald de Barry, succeeded. In 
1359 he was advanced to the bishopric. [Ware, and 
MS. T. C. D. F. 4. 14.] 

1370. William Bull, B. C. L. appears. [Ibid.] In 1379 
he was made Bishop of Ardfert. 

13 — ? John Walsh was Dean. [Ibid.] 

1404. MiLO Fitzjohn appears. [Cod. Clar. 46.] In 1418 
he was raised to the bishopric of Cork. 

15 — ? Thomas O'Heirnan (or O'Hiffernan ?) a learned 
divine, a friend and correspondent of James Stanihurst 
(father of Richard the historian), was Dean. [Ware's 
Writers.] 

1582. Thomas Long, LL.D. appears as Dean, in an instru- 
ment remaining in the Consistorial Office, Cork. He 
died in the year 1607. [Rot. Pat. 5 Jac. I.] 

1590. Robert Grave, a native of Kent, educated at Cam- 
bridge, was appointed on May 6. He was likewise Prae- 
centor and a Prebendary of Limerick ; and Praecentor of 
Christ Church, Dublin. In July, 1600, he was raised 
to the bishopric of Ferns ; but was drowned in the har- 
bour of Dublin, in October of that year. [Ware.] 

1601. Thomas Ram, M. A. an Englishman, educated at 
Eton, and at King's College, Cambridge, came to Ireland 
as Chaplain to the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of 
Ireland, in 1599 ; in 1600 he was made a Prebendary and 
VicarChoral of Christ Church, Dublin ; and Dean of Cork 
in the next year. In 1604 he resigned this deanery for 
that of Ferns; and in 1605 was raised to the bishopric 
of Ferns and Leighlin. 



DEANS. 239 

1605. Georgk Lee, or Ley, M. A. a Fellow of Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin, and Archdeacon of Down. His patent is 
dated December 9. [Lib. Mun.] In 1615 we find hira 
holding a Vicar Choralship with his deanery. [l^g.Vis.] 

1628. JouN Fitzgerald, M. A. (ordained Deacon, Nov. 25, 
1623; Priest, March 15, 162f)» a Prebendary of Lime- 
rick ? His patent is dated June 26 [Rolls Office] ; be 
was installed on November 13. In 163^ he was made 
a Prebendary of Cloync. He died at Bristol in the year 
1641. His son (or quaere, grandson?) became Bishop 
ofClonfert in 1691. 

164|. H£HBY Hall, M.A. an EngUshman, educated at 
Lincoln College, Oxford, became Chaplain to James 
Marquess of Ormonde ; and was made a Prebendary of 
Christ Church, Dublin, in October 1642 ; and in the same 
year a Prebendary of Kilkenny. His patent for this 
deanery is dated March 13. In 1647 he became Pne- 
centor of Christ Church ; and, while holding that dig- 
nity, distinguished himself by joining in a spirited 
Remonstrance to the English Parliament against the 
** Directory," and in favour of **the Book of Common 
Prayer." At the Restoration he was raised to the bi- 
shopric of KiUala ; but it appears that he had resigned 
his deanery many years previously. 

1645. Edwabd Worth, D. D. a native of the county of 
Cork (ordained Priest at Dublin on June 20, 1641), was 
made Dean, by patent dated May 1. In 1661 he was 
advanced to the see of Killaloe. Rcid, in his " History 
of the Presbyterian Church" (vol. ii. p. 260) asserts that, 
during the times of the Commonwealth, Dr. Worth re- 
nounced the tenets of the Established Church, and joined 
the Sectaries [i.e. the Independents]; and that, at the 
King's Restoration, he once more conformed to Epis- 
copacy. He was a munificent benefactor to the city of 



240 CORK. 

Cork, by founding and endowing the Blue Coat Hospi- 
tal for the support and education of poor boys. 
He has published, 

1. A Sermon at the Funeral of Richard Boyle, Arch- 
bishop of Tuam. 4to. Cork, 1644. 

2. Scripture Evidence for baptizing the Children of 
Covenanters. 4to. Cork, 1653. 

3. A Sermon at the Funeral of Chief Justice Pepys. 
4to. Dublin, 1659. 

1661. Thomas Hackett, D. D. an Englishman, was edu- 
cated at Trinity College, Dublin. He afterwards became 
Vicar of Cheshunt in Hertfordshire. His patent for the 
deanery is dated May 31. [Lib. Mun.] In May of this 
year the Convocation met in Dublin ; and Dr. Hackett 
preached before them. He printed his discourse, at 
London, 1662, 4to. and dedicated it to his Bishop. In 
1662 he resigned; and in 1672 succeeded, in the see of 
Down and Connor, a Bishop who had been his successor 
in this deanery. 

1662. Roger Boyle, D. D. Prebendary of Liscleary ; pa- 
tent dated October 9 [Lib. Mun.] ; instituted January 2. 
In 166| he was made Prajcentor of Ross; and in 1667 
was raised to the bishopric of Down and Connor. 

He has published, 

1. Inquisitio in Fidem Christianorum hujus Sseculi. 
12mo. Corcagia, 1664. 8vo. Dublinii, 1665. 

2. Summa Theologiae Christianse. 4to.Z>MWtwtt,1681. 
1667. John Vesby, M. A. a native of Coleraine (son of 

Thomas Vesey, Archdeacon of Armagh, lineal ancestor 
of Viscount de Vesci), was educated at Westminster 
School, and at Trinity College, Dublin. In 1661 he 
became Chaplain to the House of Commons; and in 
1662 was made Archdeacon of Armagh, and soon after- 
wards a Prebendary of Cloyne. He was presented to 



DEANS. 241 

this deanery on September 3, and was instituted on the 
4th of the following November ; on which day he was also 
collated to the treasurership of Cloy ne, and to the rectory 
of Carrigaline (or Beaver), and of Glanbarrohan( ?) in the 
diocese of Ross. In I67f he was advanced to the see of 
Limerick; and in 1678 was translated to thatof Tuam. 

167|. Arthcb PoxBRor, M. A. (Uneal anoeetor of Viscounft 
Harberton), was educated at Westminster School, and 
became a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; B. A. 
1660 ; M. A. 1664 ; D. D. 1676. He was the first of his 
family who came over to Ireland, from their seat in De- 
vonshire, being appointed Chaplain to the Earl of E^x, 
Lord Lieutenant His patent is dated February 11 ; and 
he was instituted on May 5 ; on the same day he was 
made Treasurer of Cloyne, and was collated to the other 
beneficea which his predeoeaor had holden. [ff.] In 
the cooxae of the same year he obtained a prebend in the 
church of Limerick. He preaented some communion 
plate to the Cathedra). He died in the spring of 1710. 

17fg. RowLAHD Datiks, LL. D. Prascentor of Cork and 
Dean of Ross, succeeded ; his patent is dated February 
17. In April, 1710, he was appointed to the rectory of 
Carrigaline ; but resigned it in 1717. He died in 172^, 
and was buried in the cathedral, where an inscription to 
his memory may be seen, on the north wall. 
He has published the following pieces : 

1. A Letter to a Friend, concerning changing his 
Religion. London^ 1604. 

2. Christian Loyalty, a Sermon preached in the Ca- 
thedral of Cork, on Jan. 30, 1715. 4to. Dublin, 1716. 

3. The truly Catholic and Old Religion, showing 
that the Established Church in Ireland is more truly a 
Member of the Catholic Church than the Church of 
Rome. 4to. Dublin, 1716. 

MUNSTBR.] 2 I 



242 CORK. 

(Tliis being replied to by T. O'Brien, a Priest, the 
Dean published) 

4. A Reply to a pretended Answer to a Book enti- 
tled, &c. 4to. Dvhlln, 1717. 

(And Mr. O'Brien again answering, the Dean once 
more rejoined, in) 

5. Remarks on a Pamphlet entitled " Goliath Be- 
headed," &c. 4to. Dublin, 1720. 

172^. Robert Carlkton, M. A. a Prebendary of Cloyne ; 
patent dated March 8 [Lib. Mun.] ; installed March 31. 
[ff.] He died in 1736. 

1736. William Meade, M. A. Patent May 3 [Lib.Mim.] ; 
admitted June 9 ; installed next day. He resigned the 
deanery in 1763. 

1763. Gkorge Chinnery, LL. D. a Prebendary of Cloyne; 
presented June 2; instituted and installed June 18. In 
1779 he was advanced to the bishopric of Killaloe; and 
in the next year was translated to Cloyne. 

1779. John Erskine, M. A. a Prebendary of Cloyne; pre- 
sented February 24; instituted and installed March 31. 
He died in 1795. 

1796. Hon. Thomas St. Lawrance (son of the first Earl of 
Howth), Vicar of Timolin, in the County of Kildare ; 
presented January 25 ; instituted February 10. In 1805 
he became a Prebendary of Cloyne; and in 1807 he was 
advanced to the bishopric of Cork. 

1807. John Leslie, M. A. presented October 5 ; instituted 
October 23; installed next day. In 1808 he became a 
Prebendary of Armagh ; in 1812 he was promoted to 
the bishopric of Droraore ; and subsequently to Elphin. 

1812. Jambs Saurin, M. A. (grandson of Louis Saurin, 
Dean of Ardagh), was a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin. In 1801 he was appointed Vicar of Rosenallis 
or Oregan, in the diocese of Kildare. He was presented 



DEANS. 243 

to this deanery on February 12; instituted May 1 ; and 
installed next day. In 1813 he became Archdeacon of 
Dublin; in 1818 Dean of Derry ; and in 1819 was raised, 
like his predecessor Leslie, to the bishopric of Dromore. 

1813. William Mackk, D. D. (formerly a Fellow of Tri- 
nity College, Dublin, and Professor of Mathematics), 
became Rector of Killilcigh, in the diocese of Down 
(which he redgned for this deanery) ; presented July 1 ; 
instituted and installed July 24. In 1819 he was promo- 
ted to the bishopric of Raphoe; and in 1822 was made 
Archbishop of Dublin. 

Dr. Magee was n of distingubhcd talents; an 

active and zealous : of the Church. Sec further 

particulars respecting him, and a list of his valuable 
writings, under the diocese of Dublin. 

1819. Robert Buubowks, D. D. a Scholar and Fellow of 
Trinity College, Dublin, became Rector of Capptgh, 
in the diocese of Derry; Archdeacon of Ferns, in 1796; 
and fur many years was Biaster of the Royal School of 
Knniskillen. In 1807 bo exchanged the benefice of 
Cappagh for that of Dromragh in the same diocese. He 
was presented to this deanery on November 20, and was 
instituted and installed on March 25 following. He 
died at his glcbc>house of Omagh, on September 18, 
1841, aged 85 years. Dr. BuKowes was an accom- 
plished scholar, and most eloquent preacher ; a man of 
great talent, sparkling wit, and instructive conversation. 
He is the author of the preface to the first volume of 
the Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy ; and has 
left in print the following valuable Sermons: 

1. A Sermon before the Association for Discountenan- 
cing Vice. 8vo. Dublin, 1795. 2nd edition, ibid. 1815. 

2. Advice, religious and political, delivered in four 
Sermons to a (Congregation in the North of Ireland 



244 CORK. 

(preached during the years 1797 and 1798). 8vo. Dub- 
lin, 1801. 

3. An Assize Sermon at Enniskillen, on March 23» 
1806. 8vo. Dublin, 1806. 

4. Sermons on the First Lessons of Sunday Mornings, 
from the first to the thirteenth Sunday after Trinity ; 
with four others. 8vo. London, 1817. 

5. A Sermon on the Coronation of King George IV. 
8vo. Cork, 1821. 

6. Sermons on the First Lessons of Sunday Mornings, 
from Septuagesima to Trinity Sunday. 8vo. London, 
1829. 

1841. James Thomas O'Brien, D. D. a Fellow of Trinity 
College, Dublin, and Archbishop King's Lecturer in Di- 
vinity (ordained Priest, by the Bishop of Ferns, on Sep- 
tember 19, 1824); presented November 9; instituted 
January 5, 1842 ; installed next day. In March of the 
same year he was presented to the bishopric of Oaaory ; 
under which diocese see a list of his writings. 

1842. HoBATio TowNSEND Newman, M. a. Prebendary of 
Kilbrogan ; presented March 21 ; instituted March 24 ; 
installed March 26. 



PRECENTORS. 

1337. D appears as Prsecentor. [Rot. Cane] 

1541. William Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald, "chaplain," pre- 
sented by the Crown, on June 3 ; the place being declared 
vacant and in the King's disposal, " the incumbent being 
of the Irish nation." [Rot. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.] 

1582. John Golde appears. [Dioc. Reg.] 

1591. Denis Campbell appears. [MS. T. C. D. k. 3. 14.] 



PRECENTORS. 245 

In 1583, or earlier, he was Archdeacon of Limerick; 
and about 1588 became Dean of that cathedral. He died 
in 1603. 

1612. JoHH Aldsh was Pnecentor. He was alao made 
Archdeacon of Lismore, and a Prebendary of Limerick, 
on the same day in this year. [Rot. Pat. 10 Jao. I.] 

1613. IsBAKL Tatlbb, or Tatlob, M. a. (ordained Deacon 
and Priest, April 25, 1582), admitted June 3, *< under a 
patent granted by the late Queen Elizabeth, in the 29th 
year of her reign ;" installed November 3, 1613. [Reg. 
Vis.] He held the dignity in 1641, and by the Rebel- 
lion of that year lost his living, worth £250 ; and was 
plundered of other property, to the amount of £680 in 
the whole. [MS. T. C. D. f. a. i8.] 

1661. Philbmt Fitz Symoiis, M. A. appears. [Vis. Book.] 
He was likewise a Prebendary of Cloync. He died in 
1664. 

1064. Richard Clarkb; collated June 5; instituted June 
10. [ff.] He was Prebendary of Cloyne, and of Lis* 
more. He appears still as Prscentor in 1685. 

1686. Walter Nkalb, M. A. (or LL. D.) (quaere, of Tri- 
nity College, Cambridge?) succeeded. [Vis. Book.] He 
had been Treasurer; and was likewise Chancellor of 
Ross. He resigned in 1706, for a prebend in Cloyne. 

170^. Rowland Datxss, LL. D. Prebendary of Liscleary, 
and Dean of Ross; admitted February 4. In 1710 he 
was advanced to the deaopry of Cork. 

1710. Pbtbr Hewitt, B. A. Chancellor; admitted June 2. 
[ff.] He died in 1720. 

1720. Thomas Russell, M. A. Prebendary ofKilbritain, 
and Pnecentor of Ross ; collated June 29. He resigned 
in 172^, and was made Archdeacon. [Ibid.] 

172f . Jkmmbt Browhb, B. A. a Vicar Choral of Cork, and 
Treasurer of Ross; admitted February 13. In 1732 he 



246 CORK. 

exchanged his praecentorship for the prebend of Killas- 
pugmullane ; in 1733 he was made Dean of Ross ; and in 
1 743 was advanced to the bishopric of Killaloe ; and sub- 
sequently to Dromore, to Cork, to Elphin, and to Tuam. 

173§. Pktkr Waterhouse, M. A. of Christ Church, Ox- 
ford, a Vicar Choral, and also Chancellor of Ross ; col- 
lated January 1 ; installed next day. He died in 1750. 

1750. Edward Browne, B. A. Archdeacon of Ross ; and a 
Vicar Choral of Cork ; collated March 28 ; installed same 
day. In 1752 he resigned, and became Prebendary of 
Killaspugmullane. 

1752. Hon. John Chetwynd, M. A. (son of the third Vis- 
count Chetwynd), educated at Corpus Christi College, 
Oxford; collated May 15. He died in 1757, and was 
buried in the cathedral. 

1757. Thomas Browne, M.A. (second son of Dr. J. 
Browne, Bishop of Cork) ; a Vicar Choral ; collated No- 
vember 5. [ff.] In 1761 he became Treasurer of Ross. 
He died on May 9, 1762, and was buried at the cathedral. 

1762. Thomas Waterhouse, M. A. collated May 10. He 
died on November 25 in the same year. 

1762, Samuel Woodroffe, M. A. Prebendary of Dromda- 
Icague; collated Dec. 2; installed next day. In 1770 he 
was Vicar-General of the diocese. He died in 1 780. 

1780. John Chetwood, B. A. Treasurer of Ross; collated 
June 21. [ff.] In 1790 he resigned, and became Pre- 
bendary of Cahirlag. 

1790. Henry Sandiford, B. A. Chancellor of Cork; col- 
lated April 12. [ff.] In 1796 he became a Prebendary 
of Cloync. He held this dignity till his death in 1825. 

1825. Henry Theophilus Moore Hodder, M.A. (after- 
wards LL. D.) Chancellor; collated March 11. He is 
the present Pi-a;tentor. 



CHANCELLORS 247 



CHANCELLORS. 



1337. D appears as Chancellor. [Rot Cane.] 

1370. Philip Gall appears. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1402. Michael Kkkbfbo appears. [Rot. Pat. 3 Hen. IV.] 

1582 and 1591. Johh Martell appears. Qusre, whether 
he was not appointed in 1570, though not ordained till 
1585? [See MS. T. C. D. b. 3. 14.] In 1591 we 6nd 
him a Vicar Choral. He died in 1610, or 1611. 

IGl^. William Uealaht, or Hbalt ; collated February 10; 
installed February 16. [Reg. Vis.] 

1632. Mark Pagett, M. A. formerly Prebendary ofLis- 
clcary ; collated June 5; installed June 18. [Ibid.] 

1639. Thomas Fulwar, M. A. Quaere, a Prebendary of 
Cloyne? [V. B.] In 1641 he was rmised to the bishop* 
ric of Ardfert, and in 1661 was translated to Cashel. 

lOGl. Thomas Robbrts, Prebendary of Iniskcnny, and a 
Prebendary of Cloyne. [Ibid.] He died in 1664. 

1664. Hbnrt Parr, PrsBcentorofRoss; collated July 15. [ff.] 

1675. Peter Hewitt, M.A. admitted January 22. [Ibid.J 
In 1710 he resigned, and became Precentor. 

1710. Johh Pombbot, M. A. (eldest son ofDean Arthur 
Pomoroy, and father of the first Lord Harberton) ; ad* 
mitted September 20. [Ibid.] In 1717 he resigned, 
and became Archdeacon. 

1717. Giles Eyrb, M.A. Archdeacon of Ross; admitted 
August 30. [ff.] In 1728 he was made Dean of Kil- 
laloc. He resigned the Chancellorship in 1730, on be- 
coming a Prebendary of Clonfert. 

1730. Samuel Broome, M.A. a Prebendary of Ross ; col- 
lated November 1 ; installed same day. He resigned, 
and took a fresh collation on February 15, 173^. H" 
held the stall till his death in 1768. 



248 CORK. 

1768. Robert Austin, M. A. collated July 20. In 1774 
he resigned, and became Prebendary of Liscleary. 

1774. Alexander LaMilliere, M. A. collated August 13. 
He resigned in 1782. In 1796 we find him appointed 
Archdeacon. 

1782. James Pratt, B. A. collated November 28. In 1785 
he resigned, and became Prebendary of Kilnaglory. 

1785. Henry Sandiford, B. A. a Prebendary of Ross; col- 
lated May 9. [ff.] In 1790 he was made Praecentor. 

1790. John Fortescue, B. A. collated April 12. In 1823 
he resigned, for the prebend of Liscleary. 

1823. Henry Theophilus Moore Hodder, M.A. collated 
October 10 ; installed October 21. In 1826 he resigned, 
and became Praecentor. 

1826. John Newman Lombard, M. A. a Prebendary of 
Cloyne ; collated April 6 ; installed next day. He re- 
signed in 1838. 

1838. William Hall, M. A. collated March 3 ; installed 
same day. He resigned in 1841. 

1841. William Cotter Williamson, M. A. collated De- 
cember 4 ; installed same day. 

1846. John Neve Woodroffe, M. A. collated May 6. In 
January, 1850, he resigned for the prebend of Rathcoony. 

1850. Richard Walton Marmion ; collated January 25. 



TREASURERS. 
1337. J ... is the initial of the Treasurer. [Rot. Cane.] 
1370. William Gall appears. [Cod. Clarend. 36.] 
1591. Dermot Long appears as Treasurer. [MS. T. C. D. 

E. 3. 14.] 
1615. John Brock, M.A. (ordained Deacon, October 30, 



TREASURERS. 249 

1608 ; Priest, Maixsh 30, 1610). He was a Vicar Choral 
of Cork and of Cloyne, Prebendary of Iniskcnny, and 
Diocesan Schoolmaster. [Reg. Vis.] He resigned in 1()26. 

1G2G. Hklias (or Hilkiab) Husset, M. A. (ordained Dea- 
con and Priest January 26, IG24) ; admitted June 22 
[PF.] ; installed June 24. In 1641 the rebels plundered 
him of property amounting to £1270, and his treasurer- 
ship and the rectory of Temple trine, together worth £300 
per annum. [MS. T. C D. f. 2. i6.] He appears in 
1661 [V. B.] ; and in 1666 was deprived, for some cauw 
not stated. 

1666. Thomas Goodmak, M. A. Prebendary of Inniskenny : 
collated December 21. [ff.] 

1669. Nicholas WiXTKBBOuajii, M. A. admitted July 11. 
[ff.] In 1671 he was made Treasurer of Ross; in 1672 
he became Prebendary of Dromdaleague. 

1681. Waltkb Nkalb, M. A. a Prebendary of Ross, and 
Archdeacon ofArdfert; admitted April 9. [pp.] In 
1683 he was made Chancellor of Rom. lU^ resigned in 
1686, and became Precentor 

1686. HsNBT Rtdbb, M. A. Prebendary of Holy Trinity, 
and also a Prebendary of St. Patrick's, Dublin ; admitted 
March 29. He rangned in the following year. 

1687. RicuABD Lapp, M. A. a Prebendary of Ross; admitted 
June 30. [pp.] In 1688 he was made Archdeacon. 

1688. Jonathan Falbbbb, M. A. of Magdalene College, 
Oxford, a Prebendary of Cloyne ; admitted November 
2. [ff.] He died in 1710 or 1711. 

1711. John Moobk, Junior, M. A. Prebendary of Kilbritain; 

admitted June 30. He held it till hi^ death in 1749. 
1749. John Smith, M. A. collated June 2. He died in 1770. 
1770. Jamks Weeks, B. A. collated October 9. [pp.] He 

died in 1775. 
munstbb.] 2 K 



250 CORK. 

1775. John Weld,^M. A. collated December 11. He re- 
signed in three months. 

1776. John Dennis, M. A. collated March 25 ; installed 
same day. He died in 1787. 

1787. Honorable Percy Jocelyn, B. A. collated April 24; 
installed same day ; he was also Rector of Tamlaght in 
the diocese of Armagh. He resigned on July 4, 1795 
[ff.], and became a Prebendary of Lismore. 

1795. Verney Lovett, M. A. a Vicar Choral of Lismore; 
collated September 1. In 1815 he resigned, and became 
Prebendary of Kilbrogan. 

1815. Edward St. Lawrance, M. A. (son of Dr. St. Law- 
rance, Bishop of Cork" ; ordained Deacon at Dromore, 
on July 25, 1813) ; collated February 11 [ff.] ; installed 
same day. He resigned in 1818. 

1818. James Stewart, M. A. Prebendary of Desertmore ; 
collated April 25 ; installed same day. He resigned 
in 1825. 

1825. Joseph Jervois, B, A. collated August 24 [ff.] ; in- 
stalled same day. He resigned in 1831. 

1831. SoMERS Payne, B. A. (afterwards M. A.) presented 
by the Crown, sede vacante, by patent dated February 
15 ; instituted April 20 ; installed April 23. In 1849 he 
was appointed Vicar-General of the diocese of Killaloe. 



ARCHDEACONS. 

115^. Patrick M'Carthy, Archdeacon, died on January 1. 

[MS. T. C. D. F. 1. 18 ; and Cod. Clar. 46.] 
1180. Reginald appears. [Ibid.] He confirmed under 

his seal the donation of the Church of St. Nessan, made 



ARCHDEACONS. 251 

by the Bishop and Chapter to the Monks of St. Thoraaa* 
Abbey in Dublin. [King's Collections.] I think he 
succeeded to the bishopric. 
1225. Gilbert, Archdeacon, was in this year adranoed to 

the bishopric of Cork. [Ware.] 
123G. IlKcraALD O'Fykn. [MS. T. C. D. f. i. 18.] 
1337. D isthe initial of the Archdeacon's name. [Rot. Cane] 
134G. WiLLim Epwobth was Archdeacon; he was the 
King's Commissioner for collecUng a subsidy granted bj 
a Parliament holden at Kilkenny this year, by which 
means he incurred the wrath* of Archbishop Kelly, of 
Caahel, who publicly excommunicated him, and erery 
other person concerned in lerying the tame. [Ware.] 
1363 to 1370. Nicholas dbBa BET. [MS.T.O.D.p. 1.18.] 
1375 to 1385. RoBBBT Rociib appears. [Ibid.] 

1407. Waltbe Gallb, presented by the Crown on October 
15. [Ibid, and Rot Cane] 

1408. Jous Redb, having been appointed by the Pope, if 
confirmedbytheKing, March 18. [Rot. Pat. 10 Hen. IV.] 

1430. Richard Scdrlao appears. [Ibid, and Ware.] 

1471 to 1495. DiovTsivs Udblbt or IIbrlst, LL. B. ap- 
pears. In 1471 we find him pardoned by the King for 
all offences which he may have committed against the 
Crown. [Rot Pat 1 1 Hen. VII. ; Cod. Clar. 36.] 

1500. David Barry. [MS.T. C. D. p. i. 18.] It ia re- 
ported of him, that, for some cause not known, he sud- 
denly fell upon his brother, the Lord Barry, and killed 
him ; for which he himself deservedly suffered death. 
[See Tuckey's Cork Remembrancer.] 

1544. Gkorob Rocbb appears. [Rot. Pat] 

1561 to 1582. Patrick Roche. [Dioc. Reg.] On an occa- 
sion of a vacancy in the see of Cork, the people of Kin- 
sale petitioned the Queen to bestow the bishopric on 



252 CORK. 

Patrick Roche, as the fittest person to succeed. [MS. 
Cotton. Titus, B. xi.] 

1582. Philip Gouldk, M. A. He was Official, or Vicar-Ge- 
neral of the dioceses of Cork and Cloyne. [Dioc. Reg.] 

1585. Thomas Wetherhead was appointed Archdeacon of 
Cork and of Cloyne, by patent dated September 9. In 
1589 he was advanced to the bishopric of Waterford and 
Lisraore. [Ware.] 

1591 to 1612. Philip Goulde appears again. [MS. fTrin. 
Coll. Dubl. E. 3. 14.] He died in 1612. 

161f. Michael Boyle, D. D. (cousin of Richard, first Earl 
of Cork), admitted January 7. He was at the same time 
a Vicar Choral ; also Dean of Lismore ; and Archdeacon, 
and a Prebendary , of Cloyne. [Reg. Vis.] In 1619 he was 
raised to the bishopric of Waterford ; but the Regal Vi- 
sitation Book of 1634 states him to be still Archdeacon. 

161^. Manasses Marshall, B. A. a Prebendary of Cork, 
and of Cloyne; admitted January 17. [ff.] 

1625. Edward Finch was appointed Archdeacon of Cork, 
and of Cloyne, by the Crown ; patent March 7. [Lib. 
Mun.] 

1634. Michael Boyle, D. D. appears. (See above.) [Reg. 
Vis in Prerog. Office.] He died in 1635. 

1636. William Steere, Bishop of Ardfert, received from 
the Crown a grant of this archdeaconry in commendamy 
on April 6 or 23. He died in January, 163|. 

1641. Martin Teuly, Tenley, or Tinly, was presented 
by the Crown, by patent dated August 17. [Lib. Mun.] 
The dignity is returned as vacant by his death in 1662. 

1662. Bernard Packington, D. D. collated July 5. [ff.] 

1674. Richard Synoe, Prebendary of Kilbrogan, and 
Chancellor of Ross; admitted May 27. [ff.] He died in 
1688. 



ARCHDEACONS. 253 

1G88. Richard Lapp, M. A. Treasurer; admitted October 
31. [ff.] 

1G91. Edwabd Wktexhall (the Bisltop) held it in eom- 
mendam, till the year 1697. [V. B.] 

1G97. John Wetbnhall, M. A. of Trinity College, Cam- 
bridge ; admitted April 23. In the same year he was 
made a Prebendary of Ro». He died in 1717. 

1717. Joux PoxEROT, M. A. Chancellor; collated August 
30. He presented two silver flagons to tlie church of St. 
Peter in Cork. He died in the spring of 1725, having 
shown himself a most generous benefactor to the poor; 
for by his will, dated September 24, 1724, he be- 
queathed £100 towards building or supporting a charity 
school in St Finbar's parish, and £60 worth of his own 
books to found a parish library there: also, £180 to the 
Bishop and the Arehdeacon of Cork, in trust, for clothing 
and keeping to school poor children of St. Peter's pa- 
rish; £50 to the Minister and Churehwardcns of St. 
Peters parish, to be put out to interest fur the use of the 
poor of said parish : and £5 to the poor of each of the 
country parishes of which he was incumbent. [Board of 
Char. Bequests.] In the library a marble tablet has been 
deservedly erected to his memory, bearing the following 
inscription : 

•* SdMla iM^w iS BUblbMi pawhiaBi iMlMNBto MM prima j«eit ftaa- 
dMMouBMaraidiH JoHAnas POKBaoT, ArdbiibaeaH C^raigiMib ; OD. 
nilNia dam TtxU dunM; mottamab«aadbmit§ttm, Aaao Dioadai, 17t6." 

1725. Thomas Russell, M. A. Praecentor; collated Febru- 
ary 13. In the ne.xt year he resigned, and took a fresh 
collution dated Mareh 23. [pf.] He was Kkewisc Vicar- 
General of the dioceses of Cork and Ross. 

1745. William Reader, B. A. Prebendary of Cahirlag; 
collated April 3. He died in July, 1774, and was buried 
in the cathedral. 



254 CORK. 

1774. William Jephson, M. A. Prflecentor of Ross; col- 
lated August 5 ; collated again December 15, 1777. He 
also was a Vicar Choral of Cashel ; which post he re- 
signed in 1781. In 1782 he resigned, and became Pre- 
bendary of Kilbritain. 

1782. John FoRSAYKTH, D. D. a Fellow of Trinity College, 
Dublin, became a Prebendary of Raphoe, and exchanged 
his prebend for this archdeaconry; collated March 11. 
[FF.] He died in 1785. 

1785. Robert Austin, D. D. Prebendary of Kilnaglory; 
collated April 25 ; installed the same day. He died on 
November 10, 1792. 

1793. John Whetham, M. A. Dean of Lismore ; collated 
January 15. [ff.] He died at Clifton, near Bristol, on 
May 1, 1796. 

1796. Alexander la Milliere, LL. D. Chancellor; col- 
lated June 1. [ff.] He died on September 7, 1800, aged 
77, and was buried in St. Nicholas' churchyard. 

1800. William Thompson, M. A. a Scholar of Trinity 
College, Dublin ; collated September 20 [ff,] ; installed 
same day. He died in 1833, and was buried in the church- 
yard of St. Peter's. 

1833. Samuel Moore Kyle, M. A. afterwards LL. D. (son 
of Dr. Kyle, Bishop of Cork), a Scholar of Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin ; collated July 6 ; installed the same day. 
He had been Treasurer of Leighlin in 1828, but resigned 
that preferment in the next year. In 1837 he was made 
Vicar-General of the dioceses of Cork and Ross ; and in 
1840, Vicar-General of Cloyne. 
He is the present Archdeacon. 



PREBENDARIES. 255 



CANONS. 

1327. Walter lb Reds, or Rdfus, a Canon of Cork, waa 

appointed Bishop of the sec. [Ware.] 
1 337. O. — D. — and L. appear as the initials of tlircc 

Canons in this year. [Rot. Cane] 



PREBENDARIES. 

1. KILBROOAV. 

1G15. " Magister de Mora, et Grant, sunt Rectoret." 
[R^al Visit.] i. c. the Master of Moume Abbey, Cor- 
mack M'Donagh M'Car^; and the Grantees of Qrany 
Abbey, Sir Garret Aylmcr and Sir William Sanfield, 
were in possession, and usurped the revenues. 
\C,-2^. r>AiT[>T Hasskll; admitted September 28. [ff.] 
1*;:;;^ t > i> l*. Jouv Shart (ordained Deacon, May 23, 
1G24; Priest, September 15, 1624); presented by the 
Crown, March 2 [Lib. Mun. Hib.] ; admitted March 29 ; 
installed March 30. [Reg. Vis.] In 1635 he appears to 
have had a new presentation, dated May 11. [Rolls 
Office.] In 1642 he depoaea before the Royal Commis- 
sioners, that in 1636 he was molested in a rebellious 
manner by one Cormac Carthy (probably the pretended 
Master of Moume Abbey mentioned above), but waa 
re-established by the Lords of the Privy Council ; yet 
that the said Cormao held him in suit to the loss of 
£400, entered on his glebe- lands, and plundered him of 
cattle, &c. till restored by order of the Judges of Assize. 
The said Cormac and his party came again (in the re- 
bellion), and plundered him of tithes, &c. value £110 
per annum. [MS. T. C. D. f. 2. 17.] 



256 CX)RK. 

1661. Hugh Dunsterville, M. A. a Prebendary of Clon- 
fert, appears. [V. B.] lie was also Archdeacon of 
Cloyne. 

1066. John Easton, formerly Prebendary of Holy Trinity, 
and a Prebendary of Ross; admitted May 6. [ff.] He 
died in 1669. [V. B.] 

1669. Richard Syngk; collated October 14 [V. B.] ; again 
admitted May 15, 1671; on the same day he was ap- 
pointed Chancellor of Ross, [ff.] In 1674 he resigned, 
and was made Archdeacon. 

1674. George Synge ; quaere, a Prebendary of Cloyne? 
admitted June 5. [ff.] 

1692. Daniel Lord, M. A. Prebendary of Killaspugmul- 
lane [V. B.] ; collated December 7. In 1704 he was one 
of the clergy's Proctors to Convocation. 

170|. Solomon Foley, M. A. Prebendary of Kilnaglory ; 
admitted January 5. [ff.] He was also a Prebendary 
of Down. He died in 173§. 

173|. WiixiAM Jackson, B. A. collated February 26 [ff.] 
In three months he resigned, and was made a Prebendary 
of Ross. 

1739. William Robinson, M. A. of Trinity College, Cam- 
bridge (?) collated May 4. [ff.] He died in 1746. 

1746. St. John Browne, LL. D. a Prebendary of Ross; 
collated October 9; collated again, June 3, 1749; col- 
lated again, April 21, 1750, on taking the Chancellorship 
of Ross. He held this prebend fifty years, and died in 
1796. 

1796. John Kenney, LL. D. collated January 20. In the 
following month he was made a Prebendary of Cloyne. 
He died on December 24, 1814. 

He published a Thanksgiving Sermon, preached in 
Bandon, on February 16, 1797. 8vo. Cork, 1797. 

1815. Vebnky Lovktt, D. D. Treasurer; collated January 



PREBENDARIES. 257 

14. [ff.] He was also a Vicar Choral of Lisinore. He 
resigned in 1818. 

Dr. Lovett was a native of Tippcrary, and was edu- 
cated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He presented a 
silver communion cup to the church of Tippcrary. 

1818. Horatio Towhsbmd Nkwmah, M. A. collated June 
13 [ff.] ; installed 'same day. In 1842 he was advanced 
to the deanery of Cork. 

1842. Honorable Charles Brodrick Bernard, M.A.(son 
of the second Earl of Bandon), educated at Balliol Col- 
lege, Oxford; collated April 29. 

2. KILLASPUGMDLLABB. 

1.501. Thomas Gibbovs appears. [MS. T. C. D. b. 3. 14.] 

1615. Mavassbs Marshall, B. A. a Prebendary of Cloyne, 
appears. [Reg. Vis.] He became Archdeacon of Cork. 

1619. Thomas Way, a native of Kinsale (ordained Deacon 
and Priest, October 27, 1605); collated October 23; in- 
stalled November 4. [Reg. Vis.] In 1620 wo find him 
holding the prebend of Dromdaleigc. He aAcrwards 
beoame Roctor of Schull, where he was plundered by the 
rebels, in 1641, of property amounting to £1000, and 
his living, worth £250 per annum. [MS. T.C.D.r.2. 15.] 

1G26. Richard AsHB, B. A. (ordained Deacon, March 1, 
1617; Priest, December 20, 1618); collated April 7; 
installed July 15. [Reg. Vis.] 

1639. Thomas Bahkbs; admitted Aprils, [ff.] I think ho 
became a Prebendary of Tuam in 1G63. 

1639. John Newton appears. [Ibid.] He was likewise Vicar 
of Athnowen. In 1641 the rebels despoiled him of his 
goods and chattels, and deprived him of his church 
livings, together worth £50 a year. [MS. T.C. D.F.2.17.] 

IGGl. William Smyth, D. D. admitted September 7, 1663. 

MUNSTKR.] 2 L 



258 CORK. 

[ff.] He wa8 at this time a Prebendary of Kiklare, and 
of Lismore. In 1666 he obtained a prebend in Cloyne. 
Afterwards he became Treasurer of Limerick. He died 
in 1682. 
168^. Daniel Lord, M. A. admitted March 3. [ff.] In 
1692 he became Prebendary of Kilbrogan. 

1692. Alexander Ogilby, a Vicar Choral ; he resigned in 
1693. [D.R.] 

1693. Christopher Sheares, B. A. collated April 3. 
[V. B.] In 1696-7 he was made a Prebendary of Ar- 
magh. He died in 1704 or 1705. 

170|. Valentine French, M. A. a Vicar Choral, and Pre- 
bendary of St. Michael; admitted Feb. 3. [ff.] In 1717 
he was made Dean of Ross. He died in 1732 (or 1733?). 

173§. Jemmet Browne, M.A. Praecentor of Cork; collated 
January 1 ; collated again on June 28, 1733. [D. R.] In 
1743 he was raised to the bishopric of KlUaloe. 

1743. Right Hon. Philip Smyth, LL. D. sixth Viscount 
Strangford, presented by the Crown ; patent^ dated 
November 11 [Lib. Mun.] ; instituted March 24 follow- 
ing. In 1746 he was made Praecentor of Elphin. He 
resigned in 1752, and became Dean of Derry. 

1752. Edward Browne, M.A. Praecentor; collated May 
11. He died in 1777. 

1777. Jemmet Browne, Jun. B. A. collated December 15 
[ff.] ; installed same day. He died on March 3, 1797. 

1797. James Stopford, M.A. Prebendary of Killanully ; 
collated August 29. He died on September 27, 1823. 

1823. Edward St. Lawrance, LL. D. (son of Dr. St. Law- 
rance, Bishop ofCork), collated Oct. 22; installed Oct. 25. 
He was likewise Archdeacon of Ross. He died in 1842. 

1842. John A. Bolster, M. A. collated August 26; in- 
stalled August 27. 



PREBENDARIES. 259 

3. CAHIRLAG (OB RATHCOONT). 

It appears from an ancient record, that this prebend was 
founded by John Roche, Bishop of Cork, in the year 
1349 ; and that a Priest named Mac Cottjr was anciently 
presented to iL [Smitli a Cork, b. i. o. 2.] 

1615. William Thomas, M. A. was presented by theCronn, 
June 19 [Lib. Mun. Hib.] ; institated July 7. He was 
alao a Prebendary of Cloyne. [Reg. Via. ; rF.] 

1628. Joseph Fowls, or Fowlbr ; admitted August 30. [ft.} 
He appears to have been instituted on the same day to 
the Prebend of Holy Trinity; and within four days 
afVerwards to that of St. Michael's. In 1632 he was 
made Treasurer of Cloyne. 

1634. Nicholas Hall, B. A. (formerly Prebendary of Lis- 
cleary) appears. [Reg. Vis.] He was also Archdeacon of 
Ross, and a Vicar Choral. 

1639. John Hall (querc, a Vicar Choral?) [V.B.] In the 
rebellion of 1041 he lost personal property to the amount 
of £137; and his living, worth £76 a year. [MS. 
T.C.D. f. 2. 17.] 

1663. Jamks Cox, M. A. collated June 16. [rr.] On the 
same day he was made a Prebendary of Cloyne ; but I 
find him in posseanon in 1661. [V. B.] Ho redgned in 
1684. 

1684. Jasper Cox, M. A. a Prebendary of Ferns ; coUated 
September 5. [D. R.] In 1688 he obtained a prebend 
in the church of Lismore. He resigned in 1694. 

1694. EvAM Jones, M. A. coUated October 6. [V.B.] He 
died in 1696. 

1696. Daniel Smith, M. A. collated June 15. [D.R] He 
died within the next two months. 

1697. Richard Roffbn, M.A. colUted August 25. In 1713 
he was made a Prebendary of Cloyne. He died in 1 72^. 



260 CORK. 

172^. Thomas Somerville, M, A. Prebendary of Killanully ; 
collated February 15. [ff.] He resigned in 1732. 

1732. William Reader, B. A. [V. B.], Vicar Choral of 
Ross; collated February 16. In 1745 he resigned, and 
became Archdeacon. 

1745. John Burgh, M. A. Prebendary of Holy Trinity ; 
collated May 10. He resigned in 1749, and returned 
to his former prebend. 

1749. William Jackson, M. A. Prebendary of Holy Tri- 
nity, and also a Prebendary of Ross ; collated June 22. 

1767. Chambre Corker, B. A. collated April 27. In the 
next year he received a new collation dated May 12 [ff.] ; 
and was installed on May 18. In 1778 he was made 
Archdeacon of Ardagh. He died in 1790. 

1790. John Chetwood, M. A. Praecentor ; collated March 
18. [ff.] He was Treasurer of Ross at this time. In 
1799 he was appointed a Vicar Choral. He died April 
13, 1814. 

1814. William Lewis Beaufort, M. A. collated July 15. 
[ff.] Installed July 16. Hedied on Dec. 11, 1849, aged 79. 

1850. John Neve Woodroffe, M. A. Chancellor of the ca- 
thedral; collated January 18. 

4. liscleary, or lis le clerigh. 

This prebend was erected in 1332, by John de Ballyco- 
ninoham, Bishop of Cork. 

Miagh, or O'Midh, was anciently presented to it. 

[Smith's Cork, i. 72.] Qua;re, whether this was John 
Miagh, who was confirmed as " (Economist of Cork," by 
patent dated September 7, 1562. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 

1591. Roger Skiddy appears. [MS. T. C. D. b. 3. 14.] 
Qurcre, if there is any mistake in this date, and that 
this Roger Skiddy, who was Prebendary, may lia\ e been 
the person who was Bishop in 1557? 



PREBENDARIES. 2G1 

1G15. Marcus Paget ; adinittedJune 2. [Reg. Vis. and ff.] 
He was also a Prebendary of Limerick, and of Killaloe. 
Another book of Regal Visitations, in the Prerogative 
OfBce, names Edward Gierke as Prebendary. In 1G32 
Paget was made Chancellor. 

16 — . Nicholas Hall resigned this prebend in 1626; and 
became Prebendary of Cahirlag. 

1626. Charles Caldwell, or Coldwkll (ordained Deacon 
March 31, 1625; Priest, June 28, 1626); collated Octo- 
ber 20. In 1628 he was made a Vicar Choral of Cloyne. 
[Reg. Vis.] 

1(>61. Vacant. [Vis. Book.] 

1662. Roger Botlb, D.D. a Fellow of Trinity College, 
Dublin; admitted July 24. In the following January 
he was made Dean, [ff.] 

1663. Peter Manet, B. A. admitted May 1. [ff.] He had 
been a Scholar of Trinity College, Dublin ; and became 
a Minor Canon of St. Patrick's ; afterwards Chancellor 
of the same; in 1670, a Canon of Kildarc; and in 1672 
he became Dean of Derry. 

1666. Vacant. [Vis. Book.] 

1667. JoHV Vbsbt, M. A. [Qiuere, was he the person who 
was Archdeacon of Armagh at tliia time, and was ap- 
pointed Dean in 1667?] Presented by the Crown, on 
September 3. [Lib. Mun.] He resigned in 1669. 

1669. Thomas Wilcox; collated October 26. [Vis. Book.] 
1674. Samuel Syngk.M. A. admitted June 5. [ff.] In 1677 

he resigned, and became Prebendary of Dromdaleige. 
1679. Rowland Davies, M. A. Prebendary of Iniskenny ; 

collated October 20. He likewise held a prebend in the 

church of Cloyne. In 1706 he became Pnecentor; and 

in 1710 Dean. 
170^. Philip Townsend, M. A. admitted February 11. 

[PF.] He died in 1735. 



262 CORK. 

1735. Boyle Daviks, M.A. Prebendary of Inniskenny; 

collated August 23. He died in January, 1763, and was 

buried in the cathedral of Cork. 
1763. Isaac Goldsmith, M. A. Prebendary of Killanully, 

and Dean of Cloyne ; collated January 22. [ff.] He 

died in 1769. 

1769. Samuel Hales, M.A. collated May 12. In the next 
year he resigned, and became Prebendary of Kilbritain. 
[Ibid.] 

1770. Richard Pigott, B. D. a Vicar Choral ; collated De- 
cember 28. [Ibid.] He resigned in 1774. 

1774. Robert Austin, D. D. Chancellor; collated August 
6. He resigned in 1777, and became Prebendary of Kil- 
naglory. 

1777. William Waller, B. A. collated October 7. [Ibid.] 
(Quaere, if a Prebendary ofLeighlin?) He held this 
prebend forty-five years, till his death in April, 1823. 

1823. John Fortescue, M.A. Chancellor; collated April 
11. [Ibid.] Installed next day. He died in 1834. 

1834. John Busteed, B. A. collated February 22 ; installed 
same day. 

5. trinity (or Christ's church). 

I have not ascertained at what period this church was con- 
stituted a prebend. The ancient Rolls describe it as " a 
free Chapel," in the gift of the King. 

1381. Simon de Glandfordbrigg, a native of England, re- 
signs ; and John Kingstoun is presented by the King. 
[Rot. Cane] 

1386. Thomas de Evkrdon, a Canon of St. Patrick's, Dub- 
lin, who was also Lord Chancellor of Ireland, was pre- 
sented by the Lord Lieutenant, the Earl of Oxford, on 
July 20. [Rot. Pat. 10 Ric. II.] In 1396 he was elected 
Dean of St. Patrick's, 



PREBENDARIES. %M 

1386. Thomas Babton ; presented by the same, October 6. 
[Rot. Pat. 10 Ric. II.] 

1414. Richard O'Heoian (I think, the same person \rho was 
Archdeacon of Cashel) ; presented by the Crown. August 
13. [Rot. Pat 2 Hen. V.] It appears that, from tome 
unknown cause, he took a new patent from the Crown 
on June 24, 1431, and in 1434 had an exemplification 
made of his original patent of 1414. [Hot. Pat. 10 and 
13 Hen. VI.] 

1591. William Fibio, or Fill, appears; ** entitled to the 
prebend 1572 ; ordained in 1588." [MS. T. C. D. b. 3. 
14.] He was likewise a Prebendary ofCloyne; and 
Vicar of Athnowcn. 

1615. Hdoh Persbvall, M. A. appears; he was also Dean 
of Ross. [Reg. Vis.] 

1628. Joseph Fowlk; admitted August 30; and, on the 
same day, to the prebend of Cahirlag. [ff.] 

1637. Jamks Maegbtsoh, M. A. presented by the Crown, 
on April 5. [Rolls Office.] He was a native of York- 
shire, and came to Ireland as Chaplain to the Earl of 
Strafford, Lord Lieutenant In 1635 he was made Dean 
of Waterford; in 1639 Dedl%f Christ Church, Dublin; 
in 1660 he was raised to the archbishopric of Dublin: 
and on January 29 of that year received a second patent, 
enabling him to hold this prebend in mrmmndam with 
the archbishopric. In 1663 he was advanced to the 
Primacy. 

1Q39? John Easton succeeded. He resigned in 1663 or 
1664 [Vis. Book], and became a Prebendary of Ross; 
and in 1666 obtained another prebend in the church of 
Cork. 

1664. Benjamin Crobsb, B. A. of Emmanuel College, Cam- 
bridge, Prascentor of Cioyne ; presented on July 1. [Lib. 
Mun.] ; admitted November 22. [Vis. Book.] 



264 CORK. 

1684. John Patrickson, M. A. admitted September 2. 
[ff.] In 1685 he became Pnecentor of Cloyne. 

1685. Henry Ryder, M. A. a Prebendary of St. Patrick's, 
Dublin, and of Kilkenny ; presented September 24 [Lib. 
Mun.] ; admitted October 29. [ff.] He resigned within 
six months ; and was made Treasurer. In 1692 he be- 
came Archdeacon of Ossory, and in 1693 was made Bi- 
shop of Killaloe. 

1686. Richard Mallory, M. A. presented June 1 [Lib. 
Mun.] ; admitted January 25. He resigned in the same 
year. 

Edward Synge, D. D. (a son of E. Synge, Bishop of 

Cork), presented December 29 [Ibid.] ; admitted Janu- 
ary 22. In 1693 he became a Prebendary of Cloyne. 
In 1704 he was the Chapter of Cork's Proctor to Con- 
vocation. 

1715. John Smith, M. A. [Vis. Book.] He died in 1738. 

1738. John Burgh (or Burke), M. A. patent dated Sep- 
tember 26 [Lib. Mun.] ; instituted October 17. [ff.] 
He resigned in 1745, and became Prebendary of Cahirlag. 

1745. William Jackson, M. A. a Prebendary of Ross; pa- 
tent June 18 [Ibid.]; i#!(tituted June 19. He resigned 
in 1749, and became Prebendary of Cahirlag. 

1749. John Burgh, M. A. in this year returned to his 
former prebend. His patent is dated August 2. [Ibid.] 
He died in 1768. 

1769. Edward Day, LL. D. presented June 24 [Ibid.] ; in- 
stituted June 28. He held this prebend forty-nine yea^ 
till his death in 1808. 

1809. Robert Daly, A. M. (of the family of Dunsandle, in 
the County of Galway), presented February 29 ; insti- 
tuted March 5; installed same day. In 1807 he held the 
curacy of Tomhaggard, in the diocese of Ferns. In 1814 
he became Prebendary of St. Patrick's, Dublin ; in 1840 



PREBENDARIES. 265 

was elected Dean of that church ; and in 1843 was raised 
to the bishoprics of CaJiel and Waterford, &c. At his 
resignation, the appointment to this prebend was sus- 
pended by the Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council, by 
on order dated February 18, 1843; and the revenues 
were transferred to the Ecclesiastical Commissioner:!. 
[Council Books.] 

(rlectkp.) 

1844. Charles Leslie, B. A. was elected by the Dean and 
Chapter, August 10. He died in 1S4G. 

1846. William Cotter Wiluamboh, M. A. the Chancel- 
lor, was elected and instituted on April 20. 

6. killamdllt, or rillaxullt. 

1591. D. Loxo appears as Prebendary. (Quere, Dbrmit 
Long, who was likewise Treasurer at this time?) [MS. 
T.C.D.B.3. 14] 

1615. Edward Claer, or Clrrrb, M. A. appeRn. [Reg. 
Vis.] He was also Dean of Cloync. Another book calls 
him Prebendary of Lisclcary. 

1623 to 1670. Rahdall, or Randolph Holland, M. A. 
(ordained Deacon and Priest, January 2, 161}); collated 
September 9 ; instuUed September 1 1 . [Ibid.] In 1641 
the rebels despoilc<l him of goods to the amount of X109, 
and his living, worth £135 a year. [MS. T. C. D. F. 2. 
16.] But he (or another person of both his names) con- 
tinued in possession till the year 1670, perhaps 1672. 

1672. Pktkr (or Pierce) Butler, M. A. admitted April 2. 
[ff.] He resigned in 1685. 

1685. Joshua Warben, M. A. admitted May 2. [Ibid.] In 
1697 he appears as a Prebendary of Killaloe, having ex- 
changed preferment with R. Goodman. 

1696. Richard Goodman, B. A. (qua:rc, a Vicar Choral?) 

MUM8TER.] 2 M 



2Qij CORK. 

a Prebendary of KlUaloe; collated August 25. [D. R.] 
He resigned in 1718, and became Prebendary of Desert- 
more. 

1718. Thomas Russell, M. A. collated June 23. He re- 
signed in the next year, and became Prebendary of Kil- 
britain. [ff.] 

1719. Thomas Somerville, M. A. collated July 21. He 
resigned in 172|^, and became Prebendary of Caliirlag. 

1725. Louis la Croix, M. A. a Vicar Choral; collated Fe- 
bruary 16. [Ibid.] 
1738. John Herbert, M. A. Treasurer of Ardfert, appears. 

[V. B.] He died in 1741. 
1741. Isaac Goldsmith, M. A. Dean ofCloyne; collated 

December 8. [ff.] He resigned in 1763, and became 

Prebendary of Liscleary. 
1763. Edmund Cottrell, M. A. collated Jan. 22. [Ibid.] 

He died in 1788. 
1788. Richard Webb, B. A. collated February 23. [Ibid.] 

He resigned in the same year, and became Prebendary 

of Dromdaleague. 
Brodrick Tuckey, B. A. collated December 2. He 

resigned on October 9, 1794. [Ibid.] 
1795. Jamks Stopford, M. A. collated April 2. [Ibid.] 

He resigned in 1797, and became Prebendary of Killas- 

pugmullane. 
1797. Henry St. Eloy, M. A. collated Sept. 1. In 1806 

he obtained a prebend in Ferns. He died in 1827. 
1827. Richard Roche (Rothe?), B. A. collated Novem- 
ber 1. [Ibid.] 
1829. John Johnson, B. A. collated December 22, [Ibid.] 

He died in 1840. 
1840. Robert Halburd, B. A. collated March 14; installed 

March 16. 



PUE15ENDAUIES. 267 

7. IMSKKNNY. " Prx'bendtt nata dc Iniskyny." 

1591. UicuARD Skiddt, a Vicar Choral of the cathedral, 
waa Prebendary. [MS. T. C. D. B. 3. 14.] 

1015. John Beock, M. A. He was also at thia time a Vicar 
Choral, Treasurer, and public schoolmaster. [Reg. Vis.] 

1618. Thomas Datirs, an " auncicnt painefull man in his 
calling," a Vicar Choral of Cloyne ; collated December 1 ; 
installed December 3. [Ibid.] 

1637. James Bruck, M. A. (ordained Deacon, December 
24, 1632; Priest, April 9, 1633); admitted December 
21. [rv.] In 1640 he resigned, and beeame a Proben- 
dary of Cloyne. 

1640. Thomas Roberts, a Prebendary of Cloyne, exchanged 
witli his predecessor; collated August 15. [Ibid.] In 
the rebellion of 1641 he was plundered of property to 
the value of £275, and his living, worth £160. [MS. 
T. C. D. F. 2. 17.] In 1661 he was appointed Chancellor. 

1661. Thomas Goodmah, M. A. [Vis. Book.] U6 resigned 
in 1666, and was made Treasurer. 

1667. JouM Webb; collated May 5. [Ibid.] In 1668 ho 
was made Chancellor of Cloyne; and in 1669 a Vicar 
Choral of Cork. 

1671. Isaac Mansfield was collated, on July 31. [ff.] 

1674. Rowland Davibs, M. A. Prebendary of Kilnagfory ; 
collated June 6. In 1679 he became Prebendary of Lis- 
cleary. [Quaere, if any mistake here ?] 

1676. Isaac BIamsfikld appears agun. This second col- 
lation is dated November 5. [Ibid.] He died in 1688. 

I685. John Tom, M. A. of Peter House, Cambridge ; col- 
lated January 26. [Vis. Book.] In 160.'^ he resigned, 
and was made Prebendary of Desertmore 

169}. Thomas Meade, D. D. collated January iK Ik held 
some preferment in the diocese of Ross; for in 1704 we 



268 . CORK. 

find him one of the Proctors to Convocation for tliat dio- 
cese. He died in 1710. 

1710. Boyle Daviks, M. A. collated July 11. [ff.] In 
171| he resigned, and took anew collation. [Ibid.] In 
1735 he became Prebendary of Liscleary. 

1735. Hart Smith, M. A. Treasurer of Ross; collated 
August 23. He died in 1761. 

1761. Edward Kenney, B. A. a Vicar Choral; collated 
May 6 ; installed May 8. He held this preferment 
during the very long period of fifty-eight years, and died 
on April 23, 1818. [Ibid.] 

1818. William Meade, B. A. collated May 30 [Ibid.]; in- 
stalled same day. He resigned in 1831. 

1831. Richard Lee, M. A. collated December 9 [Ibid.] ; 
installed same day. He is the present Prebendary. 

8. KILNAGLORY AND ATHNOWEN. 

Smith (Hist, of Cork, b. i. ch. 2) affirms this prebend to be 
the same with that which was anciently called " Beatae 
Mariae de Beaver," and that it was founded by Bishop 
Philip of Slane, in 1326. There is, however, good rea- 
son for thinking, that the " prebend of Beaver" was the 
present rectory of Carrigaline. 

1591. Edmund Branaugh appears as Prebendary. [MS. 
T.C.D.E.3.14.] 

1613. Richard Owen, M. A. was collated on November 15 ; 
he was also a Prebendary of Cloyne [Reg. Vis.] ; and in 
1626 was made a Prebendary of Lismore. He gave £20 
towards founding a library at St. Finbar's Cathedral. 
[Tuckey's Remembrancer.] Another Regal Visitation 
Book, in the Prerogative Office, names E. Beecher as 
Prebendary ; but Owen appears in possession in 163}. 

163^. Thomas Wright; admitted February 6. [ff.] 

1661. Vacant. [V. B] 



PREBENDARIES. 2fi9 

1662. Edward PuLLKiN ; coUatedJuly 28. [ff.] 

1671. Rowland Daviks, M. A. (orJaincd Priest, April 9, 
1671), admitted May 11. [Ibid.] In 1674 he exchanged 
this for the prebend of Iniskenny. In 1675 he became 
a Prebendary of Cloyne; and in 167|, Dean of Ross. 

1675. TuEODOBB Vksbt, M. a. a Prebendary of Cloyne and 
of Limerick ; admitted May 1 (or April 5, 1676 [Ibid.]). 

1682. Thomas Debt, M. A. a Prebendary of Rose; for- 
merly a Vicar Choral of Cork ; and (as I think) a Pre* 
bendary of Clonfert ; admitted October 10. [Ibid.] He 
resigned in 1688. 

1688. Nicholas Beady, M.A. (the translator of the Psalms 
into English metre, in conjunction with Nahum Tate) ; 
admitted July 9. [Ibid.] He was a native of Bandon ; was 
lineally descended from Hugh Brady, the first Protestant 
Bishop of Mcuth. At twelve years of age he was sent to 
Westminster School ; became a King's Scholar, and was 
elected a Student of Christ Church, Oxford. After four 
years he returned to Ireland, and graduated at Trinity 
College, Dublin; and that University afterwards con- 
ferred on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity by di- 
ploma. About 1690 he went to London; and, being 
an eloquent preacher, was elected Minuter of St. Cathe- 
rine Crec; Lecturer at St. Michaels, Wood-street; Mi- 
nister of Richmond; and Rector of Clapham. Ho was 
appointed Chaplain to the Duke of Ormonde, to King 
William and Queen Mary, and afterwards to Queen 
Anne. He resigned in 1692, having accepted preferment 
in England. 

He published, besides the well-known version of the 
Ps^alins, which appeared first in 1698, 

1. The Rape, or the Innocent Impostors; a tragedy. 
[Anonymous.] 4 to. London, 1692. 

2. A Sermon preached at Whitehall, London, be- 



270 CORK. 

fore the King and Queen, on October 23, 1692. 4to. 
London. 1693. 

3. A Sermon, on Matthew, xvi. 26. 4to. Ibid. 1693. 

4. A Funeral Sermon, on Eccles. vii. 2. 4to. Ibid. 
1694. 

5. A Sermon before the incorporated Society of Apo- 
thecaries of London. 4to. Ibid. 1695. 

6. A Sermon, on Occasion of the late horrid Plot, 
4to. Ibid. 1696. 

7. Church-music vindicated, a Sermon on St. Ceci- 
lia's Day, preached in St. Bride's Church, London. 4to. 
Ibid. 1697. 

8. A Sermon on the Death of King William. 4to. 
Ibid. 1702. 

9. Sermons: 3 volumes. 8vo. Ibid. vol. i. 1704; 
vol. ii. 1706; vol. iii. 1713. 

10. A Thanksgiving Sermon for the Victory at Blen- 
heim. 4to. IbUL 1705. 

11. A Thanksgiving Sermon, on the Union of Eng- 
land and Scotland. 8vo. Ibid. 1707. 

12. A Thanksgiving Sermon, on Nahum, i. 15. 8vo. 
Ibid. 1713. 

13. The ^neid of Virgil, in Verse, 4 vols. 8vo. 
1726. 

14. Sermons ; three additional volumes, published 
after his Death by his eldest Son. 8vo. Ibid. 1730. 

15. A Sermon, on Psalm cxviii. 23, 24. 4to. Ibid. 
1738. 

1692. Solomon Foley, M. A, (son of the Bishop of Down) 
[V. B.], collated September 23. In 1704 he was a Proc- 
tor for the Clergy to Convocation. He resigned in the 
latter end of 1704, and became Prebendary of Kilbrogan. 

170^. Thomas Derham, M. A. a Vicar Choral; admitted 
January 5. [ff.] lie died in the next year. 



PREBENDARIES. »71 

1 70^. Chidlky Cootb, M. A. afterwards D. D. (of Ash- 
hill, grandson of the first Sir Charles Coote, Bart), ad- 
mitted March 6. [ff.] In 1709 he obtained a prebend 
in the church of Limerick. Ho held some preferment 
in the diocese of Ardfcrt: for in 1704 we find him one 
of the Proctors to Convocation for '* the Clergy of Agha- 
doe." [Ware] He died in 1730. 

173^. Joiur KsmrsT, M. A. collated January 21 [ff.]; in- 
stalled same day. He rengned in 1 737. 

1737. Cbbistgphkb Dombllav, B. D. a Prebendary of 
Cloyne [V. B.] ; collated July 9 ; collated again June 1, 
1745. He died in 1751. 

1751. Thomas White, M. A. Prebei^ary of Kilbritain; col- 
lated March 28. He died in im. 

1777. RoBBBT Ansmit D. D. Prebendary of Lttoleary; col- 
lated August 23. [ff.] In 1785 he resigned, and was 
made Archdeacon. 

1785. Jambs Pbatt, M. A. Chanoellor; oollated April 25. 
[Ibid.] He held tlii^ prebend forty years, and rcsiimod 
it in 182:) 

1825. WiLUAM Habybt, M. A. collated October lU [Ibid.] ; 
insulled October 20. He died in 1839. 

1839. Thomas Ddkb Moobb, M. A. collated Nov. 26; in- 
stalled January 4, 1840. He died in September 1847. 

1847. EoMDBD Lombard, M. A. collated November 27. 

9. KILBBITAIK (OB BALLTFIjIBD). 

1615. Edwabd Bbbcbbb, '* a Student," appears [Reg. Vis.] ; 

another book calls him Prebendary of Kilnaglory. 
16^. John Bradisu was presented by the Crown, Feb. 27. 

[Lib. Mun. Hib.] Instituted March 16. [ff.] He was 

also a Prebendary of Lbmore. 
1627. John Powell (ordained Deacon June 4, 1626 ; Priest, 

December 24, 1626) ; admitted October 12 [Ibid.] ; in- 



272 CORK. 

stalled December 4. In 1634 he appears as a Vicar 
Choral of Ross. 

1638. John Chappell, B. D. was presented on Sept 25 to 
this prebend ; and in the next year to the deanery of 
Ross, and to the chancellorship of Christ Church, Dub- 
lin. He w«s a younger brother of Dr. William Chap- 
pell, Bishop of Cork. He is reported to have been 
an eminent theologian, and superior preacher. He died 
before his brother (1649) ; and was buried at Mansfield- 
Wood-house in Nottinghamshire, at which place he had 
been educated. 

1661. John Butler, M. A. appears. [V. B.] In 1665 he 
was appointed a Prebendary of Clonfert ? 

1667. John Moore, m. A. Archdeacon of Cloyne; collated 
June 29 [ff.], " on the desertion" of John Butler. 
[V. B.] He resigned in 1699. 

1699. John Moore, Junior, B. A. admitted April 14. [ff.] 
In 1711 he resigned, and became Treasurer. 

1711. Pierce Goold, M.A. a Vicar Choral; collated July 
31. [Ibid.] He died in 1715. 

1715. Andrew Symes, or Symmes, M.A. Prebendary of 
St. Michael's; admitted September 10. [Ibid.] In 1717 
he was made a Prebendary of Ross. He died in 1719. 

1719. Thomas Russell, M.A. Prebendary of Killanully; 
admitted June 30. He resigned in 1720, and was made 
Praecentor. 

1720. Richard Baldwin, M. A. a Vicar Choral; admitted 
June 29. [Ibid.] He died in 174f. 

174§. Thomas White, M. A. collated March 24. [Ibid.] 
He resigned on March 27, 1751, and became Prebendary 
of Kilnaglory. 

1751. John Kenney, M. A. (quaere, if formerly Prebendary 
of Kilnaglory?) collated March 29. He died in 1768. 

1768. Richard Beare, M.A. formerly Prebendary of St. 



PREBENDARIES. 273 

Michael's, and Vicar-Gcneral of the dioceses of Cork and 
Ross; collated December 21. [ff.] He died in 1770. 

1770. Samuel Hales, M. A. Prebendary of Lisclery; col- 
lated December 28. [fp.] He died in 1782. 

1782. William Jephsox, D. D. Archdeacon; collated 
March 11. [ff.] He died in 171)1. 

1791. Edward Weekks, M. A. collated February 16. 

17!»4. Tbomas Barkt, B. A. colUted June 2G. In 1795 he 
received a new collation, dated August 13. [ff.] He 
held tltis prebend till his death in the year 1831. 

1831. Behjamin SwBTB, B.A. collated Sept 15. [ff.]; 
installed same day. He died on Nov. 18, 1849. 

1860. JoHM Rqan, M. a. collated January 3. 

10. 8T. MICUAKL (OB SHAMBALLT). 

According to an ancient Roll, cited by Smith in hisHbtory 

of Cork [b. i. c. 2.], this church was made prebendal by 

Bishop Philip, in 1326. 
1615. JouM Golds, or Goitld, appears. [Reg. Vis.] 
1628. Joseph Fowls, or Fowlsb, M. A. (ordained Deacon 

and Priest, February 22, 162}); collated September 3. 

On August 30 of this year, he had been admitted to the 

prebends of Cahirlag and of Trinity. la 1632 he was 

made Treasurer of Cloyne. [Reg. Vis,] 
ir)n7. George Kelly; admitt^^ July 27. [ff.] 
ltj()l. Vacant. [V. B.] 
1662. Samdbl Bonner, M.A. a Vicar Choral; admitted 

July 28. [ff.] He died in 1667. [V. B.] 
1669. John Bavley, M.A. a Vicar Choral ; collated July 

11. [V.B.] He died in 1697. 
1697. Valentine French, M. A. atlmittcd June 17. [ff.] 

He resigned in 1705, and became Prebendary of Killas- 

pugmullane. 

MUN8TER.] 2 N 



274 CORK. 

1705. Henry Harrison, M. A. admitted July 23. [ff.] 
He died in 1712. 

171^. John Kenney, M. A. a Vicar Choral ; admitted Fe- 
bruary 15. [ff.] He died in the course of that year. 

1712. Andrew Symmes, M.A. a Vicar Choral ; admitted 
December 19. [ff.] In 1715 he resigned, and became 
Prebendary of Kilbritain. 

1715. Emmanuel Hungerford, M. A. admitted November 
4. [ff.] He died in 1730. 

1730. John Thomas Atkin, M. A. collated May 6. In 1745 
he resigned, and became a Vicar Choral. 

1745. Arthur Sayers, B. A. collated May 10. He died 
in 1759. 

1759. Richard Beare, M. A. afterwards Prebendary of 
Kilbritain; collated Aug 6. [ff.] He resigned in 1762. 

1762. John Kenney, Jun. B. A. collated May 13. He re- 
signed in 1770. In 1771 he was made a Vicar Choral, 
and in the next year Vicar-General of the diocese. 

1771. Robert Meade, M. A. collated January 1. He died 
in 1779. 

1779. Isaac Mann; collated February 15. [ff.] He died 
within three months. 

1779. Joseph Wright, B. A. collated June 7. [ff.] He 
resigned in 1780. 

1780. Horatio Townsend^ B. A. collated November 20. 
[ff.] In 1786 he became a Prebendary of Ross. He 
resigned in 1803. 

1803. Edward Mitchell Carleton, B. A. collated Novem- 
ber 2 [ff.] ; installed Jan. 19, 1804. He resigned in 1825. 

1825. Francis Jones, M. A. Chancellor of Ardfert; collated 
June 10 [ff.]; installed August 24. On December 15, 
1826, he received a new collation. He resigned in 1833. 

1833. William Ryder, B. A. collated July 23; installed 



PREBENDARIES. 275 

aame day. He resigned in the next year, and was made 
Archdeacon of Cloyne. 
1834. William Collins, B. A. collated May 9; installed 
same day. He is the prcacnt Prebendary. 

11. DBSBETMORB. 

15yi. Robert Suibtoh or Stubtoh ? [MS. T. C. D. 8. 3. 
14.] Qusrc, if the same person was Dean of Ross? 

1G15. Robbet Wilson, M. A. ** a student in the College of 
Dublin," held this prebend, and likewise that of Drom- 
daleague. [Reg. Vis.] In 1626 he became a Preben- 
dary of Ferns; and in 1629 Dean of the same. 

UiH). William Bolton, B. A. Treasurer of Roas; admitted 
December 2. [ff.] In 1630-1 he became Dean of Roes. 

1627. Thomas Holfobo (ordained Deacon Nov. 6, 1613); 
admitted Oct. 13 [fp.]; installed Feb. 28, 162^. [Reg. 
Vis ] In 1637 he was nuide Treasurer of Cloyne. 

1637. MicuAKL Boylb (son of Bishop Richard Boyle) was 
collated by his father, according to a statement of Bishop 
Wctcnhall. See the note below(ci). 

1661. " Vacant." [V.B.] 

1663. The Bishop, i. e. Michael Boyle, who had formerly 
been in possession [see above], now held it in camtnen^ 
ila$n, by a grant from the Crown, dated November 17. 
[Rot. Cane; V. B.] 

1675. " D"*. Cancellarius Hibcmiaj," i. e. Michael Boyle, 
the Archbishop of Dublin. [Vis. Book.] He held it till 
his removal to the Primacy. 

167§. John Pabkbb, Archbishop of Dublin, like his prcde* 

(a) dit • kUer oCooai|iUiDt at M tbcM pfOModinga, addrawd bgr Bkhop 
Wet^nlull to l>r. T. Teniaoo, than Bfahop of Uaoela, and alwt Airhbbbop oT 
iHibliu (which m« he aftcrwaida dwUaedX dslad Mwrfa IS, 169|. [USS. Lua. 
l*lh, 929, p. 14] 



276 CORK. 

cesser, held this prebend in commmdam, by grant dated 
February 28, till his death in 1G81. [Ware.] 

168^. John Torway, M. A. was collated by the Bishop, 
and admitted January 4. [ff.] But in the same year 
Archbishop Marsh persuaded him to resign this stall, 
and made him a Prebendary of St. Patrick's, Dublin. He 
died in 1689. 

1682. Francis Marsh, Archbishop of Dublin, obtained 
from the Crown a license to hold this prebend in com- 
mendam; he was collated by the Bishop, and was ad- 
mitted August 21. [ff.] 

1690. Padl Duclos, M. A. a Prebendary of Ross, appears. 
[Vis. Book.] In 1693 he became Chancellor of Kilkenny. 

1 693. The Archbishop again held it in commendam. [Reg, 
Armagh.] 

1693. John Tom, M. A. Prebendary of Iniskenny, also a 
Prebendary of Limerick, and of Ross [V. B.] ; collated 
December 6, installed January 2. He died in 1718. 

1718. Richard Goodman, M. A. Prebendary of Killanully ; 
collated April 12. [ff.] He died in 1737. 

1737. Perkins Crofton, M. A. Archdeacon of Aghadoe; 
collated June 28. In 1745 he was Vicar-General of 
Cork and Ross. He died in 1768 or 1769. 

1768. John Barry, M. A. a Prebendary of Cloyne ; col- 
lated December 13. [ff.] In 1778 he was made Dean 
ofElphin. He died in 1794. 

1794. John William Bennett, B. A. collated June 17. 
In 1799 he was made Treasurer of Cloyne. He died 
in May, 1810. 

1810. William Butler, B. A. collated July 28; installed 
July 29. He resigned in 1817. 

1817. James Stewart, M. A. collated February 3; in- 
stalled February 7. He resigned in the next year, and 
became Treasurer. 



PREBENDARIES. 277 

1818. WiLUAM Habvby, M. a. collated May 15 [ff.]; in- 
stalled same day. In 1824 he resigned, and became 
Prebendary of Kilnaglory. 

1824. Robert Pratt, B. A. collated October 19 [ff.J ; in- 
stalled next day. He is the present Prebendary. 

12. DROMDALEAGUB, Or DBOMOALKIGB. 

1591. Vacant. [MS. T. C. D. b. 3. 14.] 
1G15. RoBEBT W1L8OH, M.A. held this prebend, and like- 
wi«e that of Desertmore [R^. Vis.] 

1619. Edwabd Goodwih (ordained Priest March 5, IGIO); 
collated October 23 ; installed Noirember 4. [Reg. Vis.] 
In 1630 he became a Prebendary of Lismore. 

1620. Thomas Way, Prebendary of KillaspugmuUane; pre- 
sented by the Crown, April 24. [Lib. Mun. Uib.] 

1630. Edward Goodwix or Godwim D. D. (see above), was 
presented by the Crown, December 9. [Lib. Mun. Uib.] 
lie was also made a Prebendary of Lismore on same day. 

1661 or 1662. Hmr Ruoob, M.A. Dean of Cloyne [V.B.] ; 
admitted July 28. [ff.] 

1666 to 1670. Joinr Ruoob appears. In 1666 he was per- 
mitted to be abeent, ** dtuUndi graHdr [V. B.] In 1669 
we find him a Vicar Choral of Cloyne. In 1672 he was 
Vicar of Stradbally in the diocese of Lismore. 

1672. Nicholas WnTBEBOBVi, Treasurer of Cork, and 
Treasurer of Ross; admitted August 29. [ff.] 

1677. Samuel Stvgb, M. A. Prebendary of Lisclery ; ad- 
mitted April 20. [ff.] In 1678 he was made Pnccentor 
of St. Patrick's, Dublin ; and in 1679 Dean of Kildare. 

1680. CoBKBUus HiGNBTT, M. A. [V. B] In 170G-7 he 
was made Chancellor of Ross. lie died in 1727. 

1727. MicuaelPuilpott, M.A. collated January 17. [ff.] 
In 1736 he was luiulc a Prebendary of Ross. 

1746. St. Jouk Bbowke, LL. D. a Prebendary of Ross; col- 



278 CORK. 

lated July ID. He resigned in three months, and be- 
came Prebendary of Kilbrogan. 
1746. Samuel Woodroffk, M. A. collated October 9 ; at the 

same time he was made a Prebendary of Ross. In 1762 

he resigned, and was made Praecentor. 
1762. Richard Farmer, M. A. collated December 11 [ff.] ; 

installed the same day. He died in 1781. 
1781. Joseph Weld, M. A. Archdeacon of Ross ; collated 

April 25. [ff.] He died in the same year. 
1781. Michael Tisdall, M. A. a Vicar Choral, succeeded 

Weld in his archdeaconry, and in this prebend ; collated 

November 30. [ff.] He died in 1788. 
1788. Richard Webb, B. A. Prebendary of Killanully; 

collated Dec. 2. He held it till 1818, when he resigned. 
1818. Thomas Tuckey, B. A. a Vicar Choral of Lismore; 

collated May 15. [ff.] ; installed same day. He is the 

present prebendary. 

13. BEAVER (or CARRIGALIKE). 

It appears from Records, that this church was formerly pre- 
bendcd. (See above, under Kilnaglory, p. 268.) 

1386. Thomas Harbergh was presented by the Crown, the 
see being vacant, on October 9. [Rot. Cane. Hib.] He 
was likewise Archdeacon of Ossory. 

1408. Edmund Fitzadam appears. [Ibid.] 

141|. John Tanner was presented by the Crown, on Fe- 
bruary 3. [Ibid.] 

1615. Richard Boyle (cousin of Richard, first Earl of Cork), 
Archdeacon of Limerick, Dean of Waterford, and War- 
den of the College of Youghal, held this preferment. 
The Regal Visitation Book of this year states, " the Rec- 
tor of the College of Youghal [has possession]. He usurps 
the fruits of the vicarage also." 

The advoweon of the parish at present is possessed 



VICARS CHORAL. 279 

by a branch of the Boyle family ; namely, the Earl of 
Shannon. 

13. DUXBULLOOK. 

This church, which now fomu part of the archdeaconry, 
was formerly separate and prihendal. The Regal Visi- 
tation Book of 1615 describes the prebend as " vacant, 
and usurped by a layman." 

14. uxxivBonrooB. 

1G21. Robert Jones, M. A. Pnecentor of Emly, is appointed 
to this prebend on July 5. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] Qusre, 
whether it be the same as Kilmenogc, which now is par> 
eel of the archdeaconry ? or, was it the prebend of Killo- 
nelliclc. In tlu' church o{ Emlu, which R. Jones held ? 



VICARS CHORAL. 

The present number of Vicars Choral is /our. It appears, 
from an Inquisition taken in 1370, that at that period 
there were only two. Their first institution is not ascer- 
tained. In 1328 certain land in Cork was presented to 
them by the Bishop and the Dean and Chapter : and in 
the years 1318, 1431, 1437. 1441, and 1447, we Gnd them 
endowed with lands, tithes, and advowsons, by various 
donors. [Extract from an ancient Roll, quoted by Smith, 
" Hist, of Cork," book i. ch. 2.] 

1591. Philip Gold appears. He was likewise Archdeacon 
of Cork and of Cloyne, and Prebendary of Glanworth. 

Edmund Coeballis. He was Rector of Dunderrow. 

John Martbll, Chancellor of Cork. He diwl in 

IfilOorlGll. [D. R.] 



280 CORK. 

1591. Richard Skiddy. He was also a Prebendary of the 
cathedral. [MS. T. C. D. e. 3. 14.] 

1610. John Brock, M. A. (v. Martell, deceased), appointed 
February 20 ; installed February 24, [Reg. Vis. of 1634.] 
He was instituted by the Bishop, and installed by the 
Dean. [Dioc. Reg.] In 1615 he appears as Treasurer 
of the cathedral, and diocesan schoolmaster. In 1634 he 
was still a Vicar Choral ; and of Cloyne also. 

1615. George Lee, M.A. -v 

Thomas Lloyd, M. A. / ^PP^^'^' 
Michael Boyle, D. D. Archdeacon of the diocese, 
Dean of Lismore, and a Prebendary of Cloyne. He 
held the office till his death, in 1635. [Reg. Vis.] 

1628. Edward Johns (ordained Deacon, October 27, 1628; 
Priest, April 14, 1629) ; admitted October 28 ; installed 
November 12. [Ibid.] In 1629 he was a Prebendary 
of Cloyne. He was still Vicar in 1641. 

163^. John BiNNS, M.A. a Prebendary of Cloyne; admitted 
February 25; installed February 27. [ff.] In 1641 he 
was Treasurer of Cloyne, and Vicar of Wallstown and 
of Templeroan. 

163^. Nicholas Hall, B. A. a Prebendary of Cork, and 
Archdeacon of Ross ; admitted February 10. [ff.] 

1635. Robert Crues(?), admitted April 9. [ff.] 

1639. Thomas Bennett,-) ^„ _ , ^ 

r. r> y appear. [Vis. Book.] 

Robert Baylie, j r^ l ■> 

1641. Richard Bennett, admitted April 27. [Turr. 

Berm.](a) 
1661. Samuel Bonner, M.A. receives the income of all 

four. [Vis. Book.] In 1662 he became Prebendary of 

St. Michael's. 

(o) In this year the Vicars depose before the Roval Commissioners, that they 
were despoiled by the rebels of their church rents, to the annual amount of 
£90 10*. [MS. T. C. D. r. 3. 16.] 



VICARS CHORAL. 281 

166G and 16G7. All four plaoee are vacant. [Vis. Book.] 
16G9. Jomr IIarrisov, 

John Bayly, M. A. Prebendary of 
St. Michael's, rn • 1 1 

WiluamLovr. h^^' ^'*'"'^ 

John Webb, Prebendary of Inis> 
kenny, 
1670. JoBH Harbisoh, 1 

JohrBati.t,M.A./*PP**' 

** Alii vacant." [Ibid.] The Bishop, at his visita^ 
tion, desired the Dean to appoint Vicars, and to admo- 
nish them of their course of duty. [Ibid.] 
1674. John Tivdall, "| appear. Scrogga was also a 
WiLUAM ScRoooa, I Vicar Choral of St Pa- 
WiLUAM Harriso*. J trick's, Dublin. 
1G7-? Matthus Ksmrov appears. [I). R.] 

1679. Thomas Debt, M. A. In 1682 be became a Preben- 
dary of Cork, and of Roos. [Ibid] 

1680. JoBH Grifhth (v. Dent). [Ibid.] In 1685 he be- 
came a Vicar Choral of Christ Church, Dublin. 

1681. Edward IIihde (v. Scroggs). [Ibid.] 

1682. Richard Goooiub (v. Dent). [Ibid.] 

1683. Thomas Gooomab, B. A. (v. Harrison). [Ibid] 

1686. Alexander Ooleby, B. A. (v. Griffith). [Ibid] 

1687. WiLUAM Drvvt (v. TindaU). [Ibid.] 

1688. Akdrew Stmmes, B. A. (v. Denny). [Ibid.] In 
1712 he was made Prebendary of St. Michael's. 

1692. Valentine French, M. A. [Ibid] In 1697 he be- 
came a Pr«bendary of Cork ; and in 1717 Dean of Roas. 
169^. John Dewet, B. A. admitted February 15. [V. B.] 

1697. Walter French (v. Val. French). 

1698. Edmund Molloy, M. A. (v. Dewey, deceased); ad- 
mitted September 6. [Ibid.] He held the place till his 
death nn 1735. 

MUN8TER.] 2 



282 CORK. 

1698. Benjamin Wall appears. 

1099. John Wyse, admitted by the Bishop's collation, Au- 
gust 2. [Dioc. Reg.] 

Henry GouGH (v. Wall). In 1717 he became a Pre- 
bendary of Ross. 

Thomas Derham, M. A. In 1704 he was a Proctor 



for the clergy in Convocation. In 1705 he became Pre- 
bendary of Kilnaglory. [ff.] 

1700. Louis la Croix, admitted Nov. 16. He resigned in 
1725, and became Prebendary of Killanully. [ff.] 

1706. Pierce Goold, or Gold (v. Derham), admitted April 
22. [ff.] In 1711 he became Prebendary of Kilbritain. 

1711. UssHER Smyth, B. A. (v. Gough), admitted June 1. 
[ff.] 

John Kenney, M. A. (v. Goold), admitted July 31. 

[ff.] In 1 712 he became Prebendary of St. Michael's. 

1712. Richard Davies,*M. A. a Prebendary of Cloyne (v. 
Kenney), admitted April 2. [ff.] 

Richard Baldwin, M. A. (v. Smyth), admitted Oct. 

7. [ff.] In 1720 he became Prebendary of Kilbritain. 

William Crowe, M. A. (v. Daviea), admitted Oct. 1. 

[ff.] 

171f. Nicholas Scholefield (v. Crowe, deceased), ad- 
mitted March 21. [ff.] 

1717. Samuel Broome, M. A. (v. Scholefield), admitted 
August 13. [ff.] In 1718 he became a Prebendary of 
Ross. 

1719. William Ellis, M. A. (v. Broome), admitted Sept 
29. [ff.] In 172| he was made a Prebendary of Ross. 

1720. William Fulton appears. 

1721. Mr. Edward Broadway, a layman, appears, in addi- 
tion to the four clerical Vicars. [Vis. Book.] 

1724. Jemmet Browne, B. A. (v. JiUis), admitted July 14. 
[ff.] He was ordained Priest, on December 29, 1 723 ; 



VICARS OilOHAL 288 

he subsequently became Treasurer, and Dean, of Ross, 

and Bishop of Cork. 
172^. Randolph Roberts, M. A. (v. La Croix), admitted 

March 2. [ff.] 
Ralph Davenport (or Dbvohpoet), M A (v. 

Browne), admitted February 15. [»F.] 
17i7? Thomas Whitk, M. A. (T.Davenport), admitted 

June 15; installed same day. [Dioc Reg.] In 1743 ho 

was made Prebendary of Kilbritain. 
172|. Petkr Watsrrousk, M. A. Ohanoellor ofRoa8(v. 

White?); admitt' '' nary 1 [fp.]; installed same 

day. [D. R.] In 1 :ic became Praecentor of Cork. 

17^. Peter Bristow (v. Waterhouse), admitted February 

16. [Ibid.] lie is reported to be author of a comedy, 

called '* the Harlequins," printed at London in 1753. 6vo. 
1 735. Thomas Barry, B. A. (v. MoUoy, deceased), admitted 

August 1. [pp.] (There was no further appointment 

of Vicars until 174|.) 
17i|. JoHM Thomas Atkix, M. A. Prebendary of St Mi- 
chaels (v. Fulton, deceased), admitted January 4. 

1749. Fdward Browvb, B. A. (v. Barry, deceased), admit- 
ted May 21) ; installed same day. In the same year he 
was made Arohdeaoon of Ross. 

1750. Thomas Millrro, M. A. (v. Browne), admitted and 
installed March 28. He resigned on April 1, 1751. 

1751. Thomas Browhs appears. [Vis. Book.] In 1757 
he became Precentor. 

1753. Johh Wrixom, B. A. (v. Roberts), admitted Oct. 12. 
1 757. KowARO Kknket, B. A. admitted November 7. [ff.] 

In 17()1 he was made Prebendary of Iniskenny. 
17G3. Richard Pigott, B. D. (v. Kenney), admitted ^ay 8. 
[D. R.] He died in November, 1782, and was buried 
'at the cathedral. 
1764. Cablton Barry, M.A. (v. Atkin), admitted April 



284 CORK. 

30. [ff.J He died in February, 1768 ; and was buried 
at St. Andrew's, Dublin, 
176|^. Thomas Breviteb, M. A. (v. Wrixon), admitted 
January 6. [ff.] Quaere, a Prebendary of Ross? 

1768. William Jephson, B. A. (v. Barry), admitted Fe- 
bruary 12. [ff.] In 1774 he was made Archdeacon. 

Bkllingham Swan, M.A. (v. Breviter), admitted 

August 3. [ff.] He died on October 2, 1798. 

1769. George Berkeley, M.A. afterwards LL. D. (of 
Christ Church, Oxford?) (v. Bristow), admitted March 
17. [ff.] He was a nephew (or son ?) of Bishop 
Berkeley. In 1784 he became Praecentor of Killala. 

1771. John Kenney, M.A. Prebendary of St. Michael's; 
admitted January 1. [Ibid.] In 1772 he was made 
Vicar-General of the diocese. In 1796 he became a Pre- 
bendary of Cloyne. 

1775. Charles Coote, B. A. (v. Jephson), admitted Janu- 
ary 14. [D. R.] 

1778. Michael Tisdall, M. A. (v. Millerd ?) admitted Fe- 
bruary 7. [ff.] In 1781 he was made Prebendary of 
Dromdaleague, and likewise Archdeacon of Ross. 

1784, John Drury, M.A. (v. Tisdall), a Prebendary of 
Ross, and also of St. Patrick's, Dublin ; admitted Nov. 
24. [ff.] In 1787 he became a Prebendary of Christ 
Church, Dublin. He died in 1791. 

1791. Fitzgerald Tisdall, B. A. admitted June 3. [D.R.] 

1791. Arthur Hyde, B. A. (v. Drury), admitted December 
22 [ff.]; installed February 10; at the same time he 
was appointed Praecentor of Ross. 

1796. Meade Dennis, M.A. (v. Kenney), admitted April 
IJ; installed May 7. [D. R.] 

1799. John Chetwood, M. A. Prebendary of Cahirlag (v. 
Swan), admitted October 22 [ff.] ; installed February 
27. He died on April 30, 1814. 



^ VICARS CHORAL. 285 

1804. Joshua Berkblbt (v. George Berkeley). He died 
on April 2G, 1825. [ff.] 

1809. Robert Evaks, B. A. (t. Dennis), admitted Nov. 30 
[ff.] ; installed December 8. [D. R] 

1814. JoHV Hkvet Gouldsbitrt, B. A. (▼. Chetwood), ad- 
mitted May 17 [ff.]; installed next day. [D. R.] I 
believe that he waa also a Prebendary of Elphin. 

1816. Hon. Qbohob db la Pobr BiBiaroBis M.A. a Pre- 
bendary of Cloync (v. Hyde), admitted March 9 [ff.] ; 
installed same day. 

1825. Thomas St. Lawravcb, M. A. (v. Berkeley), admit- 
ted May 4 [ff.] ; installed May 14. He was also a Pre- 
bendary of Roaa. He was a man of superior talent, and 
a most eloquent preacher. He died in 1833. 

1826. Jomi Waeburtoh, M. A. (v. Beresford), admitted 
July 18. [ff.] He was also Pncccntor of Limerick, 
and a Vicar Choral of Cloyne. 

1831. Samubl Gbobob Roobbs, B. A. (v. £vaoa, deceased), 
presented by patent from the Crown, dated March 9, 
tede vaeanie; admitted and installed on April 16. [ff.] 

1836. Samubl Moobb Ktlb, M. A. aaerwards LL. D. (t. 
Gouldsbury), admitted September 9. [ff.] He subse- 
quently became Archdeacon of Cork, and Vicar-General 
of tlie dioceses of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross. 

1833. Thomas Hbbbt Tobbbvs, B. A. (y. St. Lawranoe), 
admitted March 15 [ff.] ; installed next day. 

1842. The appointment to theae places of Vicars Choral 
was suspended by the Lord Lieutenant in Council, by an 
order dated February 2 ; and the revenues were ordered 
to be transferred, on the next avoidunccs, to the Eccle- 
siastical Commissioners. [Council Books.] 



286 CLOYNE. 



DIOCESE OF CLOYNE. 

This diocese extends over the eastern and northern parts of 
the county of Cork. The see is believed to have been 
founded, in the latter part of the sixth century, by St. 
Colman, a man of piety and learning, who is said to have 
been a disciple of St. Finbarr, first Bishop of Cork ; but 
there is some imcertainty as to this last point, as Colman 
is stated to have died between twenty-five and thirty 
years before his master. He erected a church at Cluain- 
varaha, and became its first Bishop. In 1431 this see 
was united to that of Cork, and so continued for a little 
more than two hundred years ; and after the Restoration 
of King Charles II. it was holden by twoBishops of Cork. 
The Church Temporalities Act of 1834 united it per- 
manently with the sees of Cork and Ross. 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

In Harris' edition of Ware's Bishops are engravings of the 
seal of Nicholas de Effingham, inscribed 

810. NICHOLAI EPISCOPI CLONENSIS, A°. 1289. 

And of that of Bishop Berkeley, inscribed 

SIGIL. GEORGII BEBKLY EPISC. CLONENSIS, 1733. 

The arms of the see differ completely in these two. 

TAXATION OF THE SEE, AND OF THE CHAPTER. 

A. D. 1291. By Authority of Pope Nicholas IV. 

Taxatio bonorum Episcopi 
Clonensis, per totam Dioe- 
ccsin juxta verum valorem, 
&c., &c clxxxv.'»^Dec. xviii-^^'dim. 



BISHOPS. 281 

TaxaHo Prabendarum ClcnetuU Ecdesicf. 

Pitebenda Decani, Magistri 

Philippi Segda, .... vii."^ Dec. ix.» iiii.* 
Jurisdictio cjuadem, ... x.* „ xii.^ 

Prsbenda Pneoentoris, Wil- 

lelmi de VaUc, .... x." . t\ * 

Pnebenda Canccllarii, Ric' do 

Barry, ... xxviii^."^ „ xxxviii.* 

Pnabcnda Thetaunuii, Mag* 

Job. Blunde, viii."^ .. x.»viii.< 

Prebenda Archidiaconi, Mag* 

Maur. O'SuUcvan, ... L» „ t.* 

Juriadiotio ejuadem, , . . x "*" .. \T^ 

Pnebenda Mag^ Job* Cantok 

(BrigowD), . . !¥.■*• „ ▼.• iui.* 

Prsbenda M> Kio> O'Carran 

(Agbultie), xri.'Tiii.*,, xx.* 

PrsbendaM* Gilbert! M'Abram, xL* „ iiii.* 
PrKbenda M' CaroU O'Don- 

oheda (Subulter), . . . ii."^ » ii'.Tiii.* 

PrabesdA M* Job* O'llonctan 

(Coole), IT."*" v.» Tiii.* 

Pnebenda M' DuviUi« O'Sul- 

levan (BaUycaranagh, now 

port of the Prttoentorsbip), ii.**** dim. „ xl.' 

Pnebenda M' Philippi O'Bro- 

dcre (Catbirultan). . . . iii."*^ „ iiii.' 

Pmbenda Thorns OSichechan 

(Kilcridan, now part of the 

Praecentorship), . . . ii.^^dim.,, xL* 

Pmbenda M. Philippi Oliy- 

novan (Iniscarra), . . . xx.* „ ii.* 

Communia totius ccclesis Clo- 

nensia, x." „ xx.* 



288 



CLOYNE. 



The above is from the copy printed by the Commis- 
sioners of" Public Records in Ireland. 



2. Clonensis Dyocea 

Bona Episcopi Clonensis per 

totam Dioc. Clon. in tera- 

poralibus et Spiritualibus, 

Praebenda Philippi Decani 

Clonensis, 

Jurisdictio ejusdem, .... 

Praebenda Prsecentoris, . . . 

„ Ric. Bureford (quaere 

R.de Barry?) . 

„ Thesaurarii, . . . 

,, Archidiaconi, . . 

Jurisdictio ejusdem, . . . 

Ecclesia [Praeb.] de Byngowe 

[Brigown], 



c.» 


Dec. x» 


y_m»rc 


„ di.""* 


X." 


»> 


xviii."^ 


„ xxiiii.' 


xx."^ 


ii °*" 


vii."^ 


„ ix. 


1." 


V.' 



xu." 



IV. 



V'. 1111. 



IV." 

ii." 



111. 



di. 



11 marc 
XX.' 

dim.*"*" 
xii.» 



di.„ 



Praebenda de Athoil [Aghultie], xvi." 

„ G. M' Abraham, . iii."" 

„ Sopilter, .... X.' 
Kull [Coole], 

„ Ballycarany, 

„ Cathirultan, 

„ Kilcridan, . 

,, Inescare, 

„ Kilmaclenyn, 
Communia Ecclesiae Clonensis 

[Chapter Fund], . . . xii." „ xxiiii.* 

The above is taken from an original Roll in the Exchequer 
Office, London ; and, perhaps, is the Taxation of Pope 
Boniface, in 1302. 



xx.** 
iiii." 

xii.^ 
v.* iiii.** 
iiii.* iiii."* 
iiii.* 

iii*. iiii.* 
ii.* 
viii.** 



BISHOPS. 289 

3. ^.Z>. 1588-90. By CommUn&n^ncfQimmEluabMh, 

Episcopatus, .... £10 10 

[GuardianatuB Villc et Collegii dc 

YoughjiU], . 100 marks. 

Archidiaconatiu, 15 

Dccanatus, 3 

Pnecentoriatus, . .800 

Cancellariatus, . .068 

Theafturariatus, . . 3 

Prebenda do Glannorc. 6 

Ballyhowlye, 8 6 8 

t, Donaghmorc, 2 

Cowill, . 10 

Coulleny. 2 10 

Subultcr, 10 

Lackyn, 10 " 

„ Browacn (quaere, Brigown ?), 8 

Inyskarrv 2 10 

„ Kilmodonogh. . 4 

Quatuor Ylcarii Chorales. 13 13 4 

rBrigowne Rcct et Vic. .12 

^ Kilmaclcnyne Eodona, 13 4 

^KillguUano Kectori*. 6 

These do not appear among the Prebends in thii list. 

BISHOPS. 

S»o. VI. St. Ck>LMAK. Si. Colman^ a pious and learned man, 
domestic poet to the King of Munstcr [Vallancey's 
Coll. p. 440], who, perhaps, had been a scholar of St. 
Finn Barr, first Bishop of Cork, is considered to be the 
founder and first Bialiop of Cloyne. The memorials of 
him are scanty. We do not know the exact time of his 
consecration, nor of the erection of his see. He died on 

MDV8TBR.] 2 P 



290~ CLOYNE. 

November 24, in tlie year ()04. He is said to have writ- 
ten " The^Life of St. Scnan," in metre. [Ware.] 

Very little is now known of the successors of Colman, before 
the arrival of the English. 

1094. O'Malvain, Bishop of Cloyne, died. 

1140. Nehemiah O'Moriertach flourished in the year 
1140, and died in 1149. He is described by an old 
writer, the author of " Tyndalus' Vision," as " a plain 
and modest jnan, excelling in wisdom and chastity." 

1159. O'DuBERY, or O'Dubrein, called Abbat of Cluain- 
vamha, died. 

1167."0'Flanagan died. 

1171. Matthew (perhaps Matthew O'Mongagh, Legate of 
Ireland) was Bishop of Cloyne at the time of the arrival 
of the English under Henry II. He died about 1192. 

1192? Laurence O'SuLLiVAN succeeded. He died at Lis- 
more in 1204 or 1205. 

12— Bishop Daniel, of Cloyne, died in 1222. The date 
of his accession to the see is not known. 

1224. Florence, Archdeacon ofBeleghath (whatever place 
that may designate, quaere if Ballyhay, afterwards made 
a prebend?), '* Archidiaconus Beleghatensis," [Prynne's 
Records, ii. p. 393], was elected Bishop, and received the 
Royal assent on August 25, 1224. He did not sit long; 
for Ware found that the temporalities of this see were 
committed to the Metropolitan on the 3rd of the follow- 
ing February. 

1226. Patrick (or rather William, see the Patent Roll 
of 10 Henry III. cited by Harris), a Cistercian monk, 
Prior of St. Mary's Abbey, at Fermoy, having been duly 
elected by the Chapter, received the Royal assent as 
Bishop of Cloyne, in 1226. 

1237. David M'Kelly, a Dominican friar, Dean ofCashel, 
*« vir simplex ct maturus," succeeded in 1237; and in 



BISHOPS 201 

the fuUowing year he was advanced to the archbishopric 
ofCashel. [Uibernia Dominicana.] 

1240. Alan O'SuLLiVAJf, a Dominicaa friar, succeeded. He 
was consecrated in 1240; and, afler sitting eight years, 
was translated to Lismore. 

1249. Damikl, a Franciscan friar, having been elected by 
the Chapter, without asking and obtaining the Kings 
asKnt, was oonaecrated (probably by the Archbishop of 
Cashel, assisted by the Bishops of Lismore and Killaloe) 
in 1249. Historians have given a high character of hira. 
He died in the b^^inning of the year 1264. 

1265. Reoimald, Archdeacon, afterwards Bishop, of Down, 
having been elected by the Chapter, was tranalaled to 
t ' •'cc, in 1265. In 1273 he acted as suffragan to the 
Lii^aop of Lincoln ; and consecrated the church of Stone, 
near Aylesbury, in Buckinghamshire. [Cole] He died 
about the close of the year 1273. 

1274. Alam O'lyOXBROAN, a Franciscan friar, suoceeucii in 
the spring uf 1274. The Kings assent to his election is 
dated February 18. He died in 128|. 

1284. Nicholas db Effihqham, an English friar, succeeded. 
He received his temporalities on September 2, 1284. 
He held this see for thirty •nx yean, and died at a very 
advanced age in 1320. His episcopal seal is engraved 
in Ware's History of the Bishops; and a drawing of it is 
in the Archives of Christ Church, Dublin. 

1321. Maurice O'SoLRiiAH, or O'SowLBym (O'Sullbvam), 
Archdeacon (of Cluyne?) succeeded. He was a Canon 
of Etnly at this time. During his incumbency there was 
u design to unite the sees of Cork and Cloyne, by rea- 
son of the smallneas of their revenues; but it was not 
then carried into effect. He died in the thirteenth year 
of his episcopate, A. D. 1334. 

1335 Jousi DK CuMBA, or CooMBB, a Cistercian monk of 



292 CLOYNE. 

the abbey of Coombe in Warwickshire, succeeded by 
Papal provision. He received his temporalities on Sep- 
tember 16, 1335(a). 
13 — . John Brid, Abbat of the Cistercian Abbey of Louth 
Park, in Lincolnshire, was Bishop of Cloyne about this 
period; but nothing certain is known respecting the 
time of his appointment : it is probable that he died in 
1351; as the writ of his successor, dated September in 
that year, declares the see to have become vacant by his 
death. 
1351. John Whittock, Dean of Cloyne, was elected Bishop 
by the Chapter, and was confirmed by the Pope. Having 
submitted himself to the King, his temporalities were 
restored on Sept. 18, 1351. He died on Feb. 7, 1361. 
1363. (The see having been vacant two years), John de 
SwAFFAM, D. D. of Cambridge, an English Carmelite 
friar, of Lynn, in the county of Norfolk, was appointed 
Bishop, by Papal provision, in 1363. In 1376 he was 
translated to the see of Bangor in North Wales, by the 
Pope, in reward for his having distinguished himself as 
an opponent of the followers of Wicliffe. Some of his 
writings are mentioned by Ware, viz. : 

1. Contra Wiclevistas. 

2. Conciones. 

1376. Richard Wye, an English Carmelite friar, succeeded 
by Papal provision, and received his temporalities from 
the King, on November 9. Owing to some misconduct 
he was excommunicated in 1380, and fled to England ; 
and in 1394 was deprived of his see, for speaking dis- 
respectfully of the Pope. [Rot. Claus. 18 Ric. XL] 

1394. Gerald Canton (quaere, CANTOK?),an Augustinian 

(a) A congi d'elire issued to th« Dean and Chapter, dated Augost 8, to elect 
a Bishop in the place of Lewis, the late Bishop. [Rot Tur. Benn. ; Cooper's 
MS. additions to Ware.] 



BISHOPS. 293 

Eremite, and Vicar-General of that Order in Ireland, 
was made Bishop by Papal provision, and received his 
temporalities on November 9. He is found in possession 
of the see on May 14, 1407 ; but the time of his death is 
not known. 

14 — . Adam Pat (or Ptb, or Port) succeeded. He la- 
boured hard, but in vain, to unite the see of Cork to his 
own. He died in 1430. 

Under the following Bishops the see of Clojne was united 
to Cork (and Ross) by the Pope ; and it is stated in Arch- 
bishop Swayne's Register, at Armagh, that the poverty 
of the sees was the ground of union, and that the two 
Chapters were to sit and vote together as one body : 

1431. Jordan. 

14 — . Gerald Fitxgbrald. 

1479. WiLUAM ROCHB. 

1490. Thady M'Cartht. 

149~. Gerald. 

1499. John Fitz Edmund. 

15 — . John Bennett. 

1536. DoMiNicK Tirrt. 

1557. RooBR Skiddt. 

1570. RicuARD Dtxov. 

1572. Matthew Shstn. 

1582. WiLUAM Ltov. 

1618. John Botlb. 

1620. Richard Boylb. 

For some account of the foregoing fourteen prelates, see 

among the Bishops of Cork. 
The see was disunited from that of Cork by letters patent 

dated October 8, 1638. 
1638. George Stngb (or Millington), D. D.(a), was a 

(a) TbtflunfljorSjnifttooiiit* rte at Bridgnorth in Sliro|MUn ; ita naoM 
WM oricbmOy lillUngtoa. One MOlingtMi. a caooa In the Coll«g{aU cfauidi of 



2y4 CLOYNE. 

native of" Bridgnorth in Shropshire, and was educated at 
Balliol College, Oxford ; coming to Ireland he became 
Chaplain to Primate Hampton, and was made Rector of 
Donoghmore in the County Tyrone (which in 1628 he 
exchanged with the Crown for the rectory of Lough 
Gilly) [Todd] ; also Vicar-General of Armagh, and Dean 
of Dromore. He was consecrated Bishop of Cloyne at 
St. Peter's in Drogheda, by Archbishop Ussher, on No- 
vember 11. He was a man of high character and great 
learning, especially in polemic divinity, and in Canon 
and Civil Law ; and being such, was appointed a mem- 
ber of the Privy Council in Ireland. He published a 
learned reply to the Jesuit Malone's answer to Archbi- 
shop Ussher, entitled, " A Rejoinder to the Reply pub- 
lished by the Jesuits, under the name of William Malone." 
4to. Dublin, 1632. Upon the breaking out of the Re- 
bellion in 1641, the Bishop was plundered of all his 
goods, cattle, &c., at Cloyne, worth £1250, on October 
24 ; also of property in other parts of Ireland, to the 
total amount of £3932. He himself fled to Dublin for 
protection, and soon afterwards retired to England. But 

St. Mary Magdalene, in that town, who was disUngoi^hed for the excellence of 
his voice in the choir,* was generally known by the name of Sing or Synge. 
When the choir was dissolved at the Reformation, he adopted this name, married, 
and left a son named Thomas Thomas was father of George, who became an 
alderman of Bridgnorth, and bailiff in 1564, and died in 1601. Richard, his son, 
was also an alderman and bailiff in 1598; he dietl in 1631. Richard was father 
of George, Bishop of Cloyne (who was bom in 1594), and of Edward, Bishop of 
Limerick, and subsequently of Cork and Ross. Edward had two sons, Nicholas, 
who became Bishop of Killaloe ; and Edward, who was successively Bishop of 
Clonfert, Cloyne, Ferns and Leighlin, and of Elphin. 

[MS. papers of the Synge family, preserved at Bridgnorth ; communicatetl by 
the Rev. W. K. Marsliall, Vicar of St. Mary Magdalene's in that town.] 

■ We hav« a •oniewhat rimilar insUnce in a HUhop of Clonfert named fVntan. w)io 
flourished in the sixth century. He obuinetl the surname of Corach, from tlie awceiaeM 
of his voice and bis fondness for music. [ Harris] 



BISHOPS. 295 

his family were not so fortunate : for *' five of his children, 
with their mother and grandmother, going by aea to Eng- 
land to save their lives, were all drowned together in the 
pMMge." [See Depositions, MS. T.C. D. f. 2. 17.] He 
died, in the year 1652, at his native town of Bridgnorth, 
and was there Imried, on the last day of August, in the 
church of St Mary Magdalene ; where, in the epitaph 
placed on his tomb, he is thus characterized : **Vir gravis 
admodum ct doctor pneeertim in polemioA TheoIogiA, 
et Juris utnutque BcieatiA. Procerioris preterea itatars, 
fomue decom, et g e ner oa m conTenationis." After bia 
death the see oontinned vacant, until the Beatoralaoii of 
King Charles II. 

166). Michael Boru was ooMeontod Bidiop of Cork, 
Gloyiie, and Roas, in 1660. [See a further account of 
him among the Biahope of Cork] 

1663. Edward Sthos, D. D. yooager brother of Bidiop 
George Synge, became Biabop of Cork, Cloync, and 
Roai, in 1663. He died in 1678. [See among the Bi- 
ahope of Cork. ] 

1679. Patrick Shkrxoav, D. D. (a son of the Rev. Denis 
Sheridan, a Romish priest, who had been converted by 
Bishop Bedell, aad brother of William Sheridan, Bishop 
of Kilmore), was a native of the County of Cavan; and 
was educated in the University of Dublin. He was'elected 
a Fellow of Trinity College in 1660; beoame Archdea- 
con of Dromorc in 1664; Dean of Connor in 1667; and 
Bishop of Cloyne, by patent dated April 19, 1679. His 
patent contained a license to hold his archdeaconry and 
deanery, with the rectory of Island Magee, in eommen- 
dam, by reason of the smallness of the revenues of his 
•ee. [Todd.] He was consecrated on April 27, at 
Cashcl, by Thomas Price, Archbishop of Cashcl, assisted 
by the Bishops of Waterford, Cork, and Killaloc. ile 



296 CLOYNE. 

died at Dublin, on November 22, 1682, and was buried 
in the College Chapel ; but no monument or inscription 
to him now remains. 

1683. Edward Jones, B. D. a native of Montgomeryshire, 
educated at Westminster School, and afterwards a Fel- 
low of Trinity College, Cambridge (B. A. in 1664; 
M.A. 1668), came over to Ireland as domestic Chaplain 
to the Duke of Ormonde, who made him Master of the 
Free School in Kilkenny, where he had the honour of 
being preceptor to Dean Swift. He became also Pre- 
bendary of Aghoure in the diocese of Ossory, and after- 
wards Dean of Lismore ; from whence he was advanced 
to this see, by patent dated February 26, 168§, and was 
consecrated at Cashel, on 11th March following, by the 
Archbishop of Cashel, assisted by the Bishops of Water- 
ford, Limerick, and Kallaloe. Under Lord Tyrconnell's 
severe Government, in King James' reign, he retreated 
to England with his wife and six children. On Decem- 
ber 13, 1692, he was translated to the see of St. Asaph 
in Wales. He died at his house in College Court, near 
Westminster Abbey, on May 10, 1703; and was buried 
in the church of St. Margaret, Westminster, under the 
Communion .Table, without any inscription or monu- 
ment. [Willis' St. Asaph.] 

1693. William Palliser, D. D. a native of Yorkshire, was 
educated first at Northallerton in Yorkshire, and after- 
wards in Dublin ; and was elected a Fellow of Trinity 
College, and Professor of Divinity in that University. 
He received Deacon's orders from the Bishop of Ferns, 
at Wexford, in November, 1669 ; and Priest's orders on 
January 28 following, in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. 
He was promoted to this see by patent dated February 
14, 169|, and was consecrated in Trinity College Cha- 
pel, on March 5, by the Archbishop of Dublin, assisted 



BISHOPS. 297 

by the Bishops of Limerick and Elphin. He was en- 
throned, by proxy, on March 18(a). He was translated 
to the archbishopric of Cashel, on June 16, KIlU. 

1694. Tobias Pullek, or Pdlleik, D. D. (grandson of the 
Archbishop of Tuam), t Fellow of Trinity CoU^e, Dub- 
lin, and afterwards Rector of Tullyaghnish in the diocese 
of Raphoe, was made Dean of Ferns, Rector of Louth, 
and Vicar of Su Peter's, Drogkeda, in 168i ; and on No- 
vember 13, 1694, obtained this see by patent, npon the 
warm recommendation of Dr. Tcnison, then Bishop of 
Lincoln, afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury. [MSB. 
Lambeth.] lie was ooDBecrated by Narcissus Marsh, 
Archbishop of Dublin. [EUriogton.] In the next year 
he was translated to Dromore. 

1695. St. GxoioB Abbb, D. D. (bom at Castle Strange, in 
the County Roecommon, on March 3, 1657), a Fellow, 
and Provoetof Trinity College, Dublin, and a Fellow of 
the Royal Society, succeeded, by patent dated July 15, 
and was consecrated at Christ Church, Dublin, on Feb. 
15 following, by the Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by 
the Bishops of Mcath, Kildare, and Watcrford. In 1697 
he was translated to Clogher; and from thence, in 1716, 
to Derry. He has published : 

1. A Sermon before the University of Dublin. 4to. 
Dublin and London, 1694. 

2. A Sermon before the Proiesiants of Ireland in Lon- 
don. ' 8vo. London and Dublin^ 1712. 

3. Two Sermons preached at Tunbridgc. 4 to. 1714. 

4. A Sermon before the Society for Propagation of the 
Gospel. 4to. London, 1715. 

(a) In the PrimatUl SagbUy of Amui^ U preMrrad • YkitaUoo Book of 
tbadioeanof CIojriM, of UMjrwr 1698 or 1694; oeooaipanied Ity ray intonttiiig 
Bbaw ittan, and a ktter to tbo Lord* JutlkM of IreUnd, oo the etate of that 
dJBBaw. in the haadwritiaf of Bbhop VtSBmt. 

MUM8TRR.] 2 Q 



298 CLOYNE. 

5. A Sermon before the Lords Justices, on January 
30. 4to. Dublin, 1715. 

6. A Sermon before the Society for Reformation of 
Manners. 4to, London, 1717. 

He also published several papers in the Philosophical 
Transactions. 

1697. John Pooley, D. D. a native of Ipswich in Suffolk, 
received his education in Dublin, where he became a 
Fellow of Trinity College. He was appointed Dean of 
Kilkenny in 1674, and Prebendary of St. Michan's, in 
the cathedral of Christ Church, Dublin, in 1682. He 
was raised to the see of Cloyne, by patent dated Nov. 
24, 1697; and was consecrated on December 2, by Wil- 
liam, Archbishop of Cashel, assisted by the Bishops of 
Ferns and Clonfert, in the church of St. Michan, Dub- 
lin ; which fabric he had preserved from ruin, by his 
great diligence and exertions. He used every endeavour 
to recover some of the alienated possessions of his see, 
but with small success. In 1702 he was translated to 
Raphoe. He died on October 16, 1712, in the sixty- 
seventh year of his age, and was buried in St. Michan's 
church, Dublin. The inscription on his monument is 
given at full length in Ware's Bishops, p. 282, where also 
is an account of his munificent donations and bequests. 

1702. Chakles Crow, D. D. a native of Hawkstead in Lan- 
cashire (son of the Rev. Mr. Crow, who held preferment 
in the Isle of Mann), was educated at the school of St. 
Bees in Cumberland ; and afterwards became a member 
of Queen's College, in Oxford ; but does not appear to 
have taken any degree in that University. He came to 
Ireland as amanuensis to Dr. Andrew Sail, a converted 
Jesuit of piety and talent, who afterwards became Chan- 
cellor of Cashel, and a Prebendary of St. Patrick's, Dub- 
lin. He was ordained Deacon at Leighlin, on April 13, 



1 



J 



BISHOPS. 299 

1679; and Priest, on March 25 following; when he was 
appointed Chaplitiu to tlie Lord Lieutenant, and obtained 
the dignity of Provost 'of Tuam. He succeeded to the 
see'of Cloyne, by patent dated September 15, 1702 ; and 
was consecrated on October 18, in Christ Church, Dub- 
lin, by the Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by the Bishops 
of Kildare and Derry. By great diligence and expense 
he recovered a large landed property, which had been 
alienated from his sec ; and was, in other ways, a gene- 
rous benefactor to his diocese, as may be seen in the ac- 
count given of him in Ware's History of the Bishops. 
He likewise presented some handsome Communion 
plate to the cathedral He had been in possession of 
some land in the Isle of Mann, then worth ten pounds 
a year; which he bestowed and settled for ever as a glebe 
to the parish of Kirk Christ in that island. He died on 
June 26, 1726, and was buried at Cloy ne ; but no monu- 
ment of him now remains. 
1726. HjontT Mauvb, LL. D. a Prebendary, and afterwards 
Dean of Cloyne, became Bishop of this see (with license 
to hold the Provostship of Tuam and the rectory of 
Ahada in eommmdam [Todd]), by patent datc<l Septem- 
ber 6 ; and was ooDMcrated at Dunboyne, in the diocese 
of Meath, on September 11, by the Primate, assisted by 
the Bishops of Kildare and Ferns. He was enthroned 
at Cloyne, on October 25. [Sec an account of his earlier 
preferments, in Ware.] He presented a large silver 
chalice to his cathedral. In 1731 he was translated to 
the see of Dromore. 
1731. Edward Symgk, D. D. (formerly a Fellow of Trinity 
College, Dublin), Bishop of Clon/eri, succeeded by patent 
date<l March 21. In 1733 he was translated to the sec 
of Fern:>, and afterwards to Elphin. 
173^. George Bkr&elbt, D. D. was born on March 12, 



300 CLOYNE. 

1684-5, at Killerin, near Thomastown, in the county of 
Kilkenny. He was first educated at the School of Kil- 
kenny, and afterwards became a Fellow of Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin. He was ordained Deacon in the* chapel 
of Trinity College, on Feb. 19, 1709. [Dublin Consist. 
Off.] For some years he officiated as Chaplain to tlie 
British embassy, at the Court of the King of Sicily ; and 
returning to Ireland as Chaplain to the Duke of Grafton, 
Lord Lieutenant, was appointed Dean of Dromore in 
1721-2; and of Derry, in 1724. He was promoted to 
the see of Cloyne, by patent dated March 17; and was 
consecrated in St. Paul's churcli, Dublin, on May 19 fol- 
lowing, by Theophilus, Archbishop of Cashel, assisted 
by the Bishops of Raphoe and Killaloe. 

Of his character, abilities, and literary productions, 
there is no need to speak. He died suddenly, but calmly, 
at Oxford, in the bosom of his family, on Sunday, Janu- 
ary 14, 1753; and was buried in the cathedral of Christ 
Church, where a marble monument is erected to his me- 
mory, bearing the following inscription by the elegant 
pen of Dr. Markham, Archbishop of York : 

Gravissimo Praeauli 

GEOROIO EI'ISOOPO CLOMEHSI 

Viro 

Seu ingenii et eruditionis laudem 

Seu probitatis et bencficientise spectemus, 

Inter primos omnium 8Btatum numerando. 

Si Christianus fueris, 

Si amans patriie, 

Utroque nomine gloriari potes 

BBRKLEIUM vixlsse. 

Obiit annum agens septuagcsimum tertium(a) 
Natus anno Christi mdclxxxi. 
Anna Conjux 
L. M. P. 

(a) This u a mistake. The Bishop was born on March 12, 1684. 



BISHOPS. 301 

Beneath are his episcopal arms; and on a marble 
slab the following verse from Pope : 

" To Bwinbf «v«r]r virtM aadcr hMTm." 

He bequeathed a yearly sum of £200 to be distri- 
buted among the poor of Cloy ne, Toughal, and Ahada. 

His numerous and valuable works were collected and 
published in 2 vols. 4to. Lomdon^ 1784 ; 3 toIs. 8vo. Ibid, 
1820 ; and, with a Memoir of his Life by the Rev. G. N. 
Wright, 2 vols. 8vo. Ibid, 1843. 
1753. Jambs Stopford, M. A. a Fellow of Trinity CoUeg«» 
Dublin, became Provost of Tuam, Archdeacon of KiU 
laloe, and Dean of Kilmacduagh. He was made Bishop 
of Cloyne, by patent dated February 28 ; and was con- 
secrated at St. Anne's church, Dublin, on March 11, by 
the Archbishop of Cashel, assisted by the Bishops of 
Cork and Killaloe. He held this see till his death, which 
took place at Dublin, on August 23, 1759. While Bi- 
shop of Cloyne, he published a Sermon, preached before 
the Incorporated Society. 4to. Dublin^ 1758. 
1 759. RoBBRT JoBHBov, D. D. Dean of Tuam, •ucoaeded. 
His patent is dated October 18. He was consecrated in 
St Patricks, Dublin, on October 21, by the Archbishop 
of Dublin, assisted by the Bishops of Cork and Water- 
ford. He died at Cloyne, in January, 1767, and was 
buried in the chancel of his cathedraL By his will he 
bequeathed £20 to the poor of Youghal, £10 to those 
of Cloyne; £5 to those of Ahada; and £10 to the poor 
of any parish in which he should happen to die. 
1767. Hon. Fbbobrick Augustus Hbrvbt, D. D. (fourth 
Earl of Bristol), obtained the see of Cloyne, by patent 
dated March 2. He was educated at Cambridge ; but 
the University of Oxford conferred on him the degree 
of D. D. by diploma, on April 6, 1770, he being at that 
time a Member of Brasennose College. He was con- 



302 CLOYNE. 

secrated in Christ Church, Dublin, on May 31, by the 
Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by the Bishops of Meath 
and Ferns. In January of the next year he was trans- 
lated to Derry ; under which diocese see some particu- 
lars of this very remarkable man. 
1768. Chales Agar, D. D. (a grandson of Dr. Welbore El- 
lis Agar, Bishop of Meath), was bom at Gowran Castle, 
County Kilkenny. He was educated at Westminster 
School, and in 1755 became a student of Christ Church, 
Oxford. Becoming Chaplain to the Duke of Northum- 
berland, Lord Lieutenant, he obtained the deanery of 
Kilmore, and afterwards the see of Cloyne, by patent 
dated February 26. He was consecrated on March 20 
following, in St. Patrick's, Dublin, by the Archbishop of 
Dublin, assisted by the Bishops of Kildare and Cork ; 
and was enthroned on April 8. In 1779 he was trans- 
lated to Cashel; where see a further account of him. 

1780. George Chinnery, D. D. Bishop of Killaloe, was 
translated to Cloyne, by patent dated February 15. He 
soon sank under bodily infirmities, and died at Cloyne, 
on August 13, in the same year. 

1781. Richard Woodward, D. C. L. a native of Grims- 
bury, near Bristol, was educated, first, by Dr. Josiah 
Tucker, Dean of Gloucester; and afterwards at Wadham 
College, Oxford ;B. C.L.I 749; D.C.L.1759. Coming 
over to Ireland, he became Dean of Clogher, and in 1772 
Chancellor of St. Patrick's, Dublin. He subsequently 
exchanged his chancellorship for the rectory of Louth, 
in May, 1778, He was advanced to the see of Cloyne, 
by patent dated February 3; was consecrated at Christ 
Church, Dublin, on the next day, by the Archbishop of 
Dublin, assisted by the Bishops of Ossory and Clonfert, 
and was enthroned, by proxy, on February 8. He con- 
tinued in this sec until his death in the year 1794. 



\ 



BISHOPS. 303 

Bishop Woodward was a distinguished scholar, an 
able preacher, and a zealous and effective friend to the 
Church, whoee cause he defended warmly and success- 
fully in his well-known Tract, " The present Stote of 
the Church of IreUnd," 8vo. 1787; a publication which 
was read with the greatest avidity, passed rapidly through 
several editions, and evinced tlie force of the author's 
arguments, by the violent enmity which it excited 
against him in all the enemies of the Church(a). While 
Dean of Clogher, Dr. Woodward had exerted himself 
strenuously towards obtaining a legal provision for the 
Poor; and with this view published, 

1. ** An Argument in support of the Right of the Poor 
in Ireland to a national Provision." 8vo. Dublin^ 1772. 

2. " An Address to the Public on the Expediency of 
a regular Plan for the Maintenance and Government of 
the Poor." 8vo. Dubiin, 1775. 

He also published a Charge delivered to the Clergy 
at the Visitation in July, 1793. 4to. Cork, 1793. 

He died in 1794, aged 67, and was buried in his 
cathedral ; in the north transept of which u a monument 
to his memory, bearing the subjoined inscription(6). 



(«) The Dtm Md CI Hill <f Cfctfat Oanfc, D«Mh. iriiirtii toUm tbair 
■itedthuka, ibr bli tmwmikh pwbHaiHwi la ddtam rf ow fliiBOllM hi 
Qmtk ami Sttte [Ckifat Chank ChafMr Book.] The Daui u4 Cksptar 9t 
St. Patiidi's pdi hte iha ■»• wnrnplh— tf 

(k)Bmcni 

T» thm litmoiy «i 

JUtmAwn WoovwABO, BiilMp «f Ckfm, 

A«k1 «7. 1794. 

WhoM M^Mrior uUots, nlightaaad bjr «z«Huive Lcaraiiig; and iavlgontad by 

■n actire latomoM with the Woild, were deroted to the Diwhigiof hfaDuQr 

•••atisM, PaMcfaiallliiiiater. and Pnbte, with the moikeuaeit Zed, Moid- 

tet Dieentioii, and tnMit UbmiMty. 

He planned and wee the priadpal Imtitotor rf the HooaaofliidBrtiybi Dub- 
lin in 1773. ile waa an eloqant aod dietlogiiithed AdToeate In the Hooee of 



304 CLOYNE. 

1794. William Bennet, D. D. Bishop of Cork, was trans- 
lated to this see, by patent dated June 27 ; and was en- 
throned, by proxy, on July 1. Here he remained tiill 
his death, which took place in London, on July 16, 1820, 
in the seventy-fifth year of his age. He was buried in the 
church of Plumstead, in Kent. A monument is erected 
in his cathedral of Cloyne, bearing the subjoined in- 
Bcription(a). 

It appears, that the Bishop was at one time very 
anxious to obtain the provostship of Trinity College, 
Dublin, to be holden in commendam with his bishopric ; 
namely, at the death of Provost Hutchinson, in 1795; 
but this scheme was frustrated, partly through the in- 
dignant remonstrance of Edmund Burke. [See " the 

Peers for the Repeal of the Roman Catholic Penal Statutes in 1782 ; and the 
Author of " the Present State of the Church of Ireland," published iu 1 787 ; and 
is hence justly to be denominated the Father of the Poor — the friend of Toleration 
— and the Support and Ornament of the Protestant Established Religion. 

In pious Gratitude for the uninterrupted Happiness which she owed to his 
amiable domestic Character, this Monument is erected by his afflicted Widow, 
Susanna Woodward. 
1795. 
(a) Sacred to the Memory of the 
Right Rev. William Benxet, D. D., 
For 26 years Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Cloyne. 
A Man of varied Attainments, refined Literary Taste, singularly modest and cour- 
teous in Manners, of great Simplicity of Spirit, and genuine Philanthropy of Heart 
Called in the Providence of God to a high and responsible Office in the Church of 
England, he was anxious that she should maintain that dignified Post in the Defence 
.and Dissemination of the Holy Scriptures, which the Reformation taught her to 
occupy, and which her Interest and Duty alike forbid her to abandon ; he there- 
fore, during a Period of ten Years, was a zealous Vice-President of that noble 
Institution, the British and Foreign Bible Society ; its sacred Cause was near hia 
Heart ; its Vindication opened his Lips, and drew from their Concealment Talents 
of no mean Order ; nor was Death permitted to close his Eyes until he had wit- 
nessed its imparalleled Success under the manifest Blessing of tlie Most High. 
He resigned his Spirit into the Hands of his Creator, on the 16th day 
of July, 1820, in the 75tb Year of his Ag«. 



BISHOPS. 305 

'CJorreapondence between E. Burke and Dr. French Lau- 
rence," p. 301.] 

Bishop Bennet maintained till his death an intimacy 
and friendship with his old school-fellow, the learned Dr. 
Samuel Parr, who appears to have entertained for him a 
high respect. Many letters which pMsod between them 
are published in the " Works of Samuel Parr, LL. D. by 
J. Johnstone," 8vo. LoncUm, 1838, in vols. i. vii. and 
Tiii. In the fourth Tolume also appear two Latin epi- 
taphs, written by Dr. Parr at the Bishop's desire ; both 
•eemingly intended for the cloisters of Emmanuel Col- 
lege, Cambridge, at which he had received his education, 
and had long rended. They are as follows : 
H.aB. 

GDUKum Bnonr, 8. T. P. 



BHaSdMhHa !■■! 

bl 

flcbolH^ 8odl, Talari% (MMb 
Vmmmmxxm. 




It^trif»i <t tniinwiHi Aignlwi ptmHtrn 

Ridi IdMB ct mnrnw vmb i||^ 

DUkik at MMt Jadlean 

MaWpHoM m— ambdl— 
Aa ■fl— MVitrtwin t c wUl iM aig— t. 
▼fadt am. uooT. Mcbl m. n» xzm. 

DeoeHit anno moo 

M.1IOCC.ZZ. 



MUVSTBR.] 2 a 



30G CLOYNE. 

Hoc monumentum poaitum est 
Ex ultima voluntate 

GULIELMI BeNMET, S- T. P. 

Qui 

Londini natna 

In schola Harroviensi litteris huinanioribus imbnttu 

In hoc Collegio 

Scbolaria, Socii, et Tutoris oflSciis 

Per annos xxvil. 

Cumulate satisfecit 

Postea cum a Joanne comite de Westmoreland 

In Hibemia Regis locum tenente 

Habitus esset unic6 diguus 

Qui a sacris ei et ab Epistolis secretis esset, 

In sedem Episcopalem 

Corcagiensem, deinde Clonensem, evectus est. 

Integritate et innocentia singulari prseditus 

Recte idem et suaviter vitam egit ; 

Ut difScile esset judicare 

Utrum amici magis doctrinam ejus 

Multiplicem et exquisitam venerarentur, 

An morura comitatem animumque 

In sues bene vol nm diligerent 

Vixit ann. i^xxiv. Mens. iii. Dies xxiu. 

Decessit xvu. Kal. Aug. 

Anno sacro m.dcoc.xx. 

Et Plumstediae in agro Cantiensi 

Conditus est 

1820. Charles Mongan Warbdrton, D. D. Bishop of Li- 
merick, was translated to Cloyne, by patent dated Sep- 
tember 18; and continued in this see till his death at 
Cloyne, on August 9, 1826, in the seventy-second year 
of his age. He was buried in his cathedral. The fol- 
lowing testimony is inscribed on his tomb-stone(a) : 

(a) To the Memory of the 

Right Rev. Charles Warburton, D. D. 

Lord Bishop of Cloyne, 

Deceased 9th August, A. D. 1826, 

Aged 72 years, 

This memorial of affectionate Regret is erected by hit diaoonaoUte Widow, 



BISHOPS. 307 

1826. John Bbinklet, D. D. an Englishman, became a 
Fellow of Caius College, Cambridge ; where he attained 
the most distinguished honours in Science, being Senior 
Wrangler of his year ; B. A. in 1 788 ; M. A. 1 79 1 . In 
1792 he was made Profeseor of Astronomy, in Trinity 
College, Dublin ; and in 1822 was elected President of 
the Royal Irish Academy. One of his earliest Church 
preferments in Ireland was the rectory of Denybnisk, in 
the diocese of Clogher, to which he was presented on 
June 5, 1806. He afVerwards held the prebend of Kil- 
goghlin in the diocese of Elphin. On April 5, 1808, he 
was collated to the vicarage of Laracor, in the diocese 
of Meath ; and in 1808 was appointed Archdeacon of 
Clogher. His patent for this see is dated September 
28 ; and ho was consecrated in the Chapel of Dublin 
Castle, on October 8, by Richard, Archbishop of Cashel, 
asnsted by the Bishops of Meath and Kildaro. He 
died at Dublin, on September 14, 1835, aged 69; and 
was buried in the Chapel of Trinity Coll^^ A marble 
tablet to his memory is erected in hb cathedral, bearing 
the subjoined in8cription(a) ; and in the year 1846, a 

Fmmm Waibatoo, and Cadldfa. Ha wx conwcf Iwl Btiiwp of Uawicfc IStb 
Jvif, ItOt, aad tnMbtod to dria 8n Mth SifUadm, ISta To • dtgaitel 
DtportBiat in Um UrieC Diaetefvt oTkb htfyOUm, kt adtod OMal 
fltMfllijr of] 



TBitellMMrxoftbo 
BaoBT Bar. Jon Bbibxut, D. II. 
UtoBiAopofCkjBo;pi»Tloa^yriii»MUiofAi<waooylaI>iibBarnlfc(gi,oad 
up to hi* Dwth PrHkknt of tbo Bojrol Irish AaOmy. Ha dM is Dublin, Sap- 
tember, 1885, aged 89 Tean, and hia ranaioa wen dcpoaitad in Iba Vaulta of 
tha University. 

Quick in diacmilm and rawanling ProfcaAjnal Merit, and amioua to inla with 
Fliniiiiia wilhoQt Sorari^, ba auccaadad in maintaining DiadpUna without pn>- 
ToUof Conplaint In Genenl Literature and Natural Hiatory, aa wall aa io 



308 CLOYNE. 

marble bas-relief, presenting a side view of the Bishop, 
with his hand extended upon an open book, was erected 
in the vestibule under the College Library : on its pe- 
destal is the following inscription : 

M. S. 
REVERENDISSIMl . lOANNIS . BRINKLEY . S . T . P . 

EPISCOPl . CLONEN8IS 

DUDVU . CT COLLEOIO . SS. TBINITATIS . DVBLUaENSI 

A8TROMOMLS . PROFESSOBI8 . LAVDATISSUU 

HOC . SIGirVM . HONORIS . ERGO . CONSTirVERVHT 

SOCII . ACADEMICI . CLERICI . DIOECESIS . ALHQUE . COMFLVRBS 

VOLVNTATE . ET . OFFICIIS . DEVIlfCTI 

OBUT . A . S . HDCCCXXXV . AETATIS . LXX. 



BEDVX . AD . ASTRA . LVHEN . ABUT . INQBin 
▲T . »E . REPOSCAS . KIHIO . AMORB . PBRCITV8 
FATO . OBSEQWTVM . SOSPITE . HVIC • SCIENTIA 
VICTRIX . SEPVLCRI . STABIT . BTTEGRVM . DECVS 
NEV . FLETV3 . ADSIT . MORTE . CARITVRVS . VIQET 
8VPEBST1TVM . CVI . VITA . ADEST . PRAECONIIS 
irVSARVM . IN . ADYTIS . CUIQVE . MONVMENTVM . MXTBT 
CAELESTI . IN . ARCE . SIDERVM . VAGANS . JVBAR 

J. K. B. 
EX SOC . COLL . DVBL . 

Bishop Brinkley's character, as an Astronomer, is well 
known to the whole world of science. He was also one 
of the best Botanists of his age. 

Though his great talents were in constant exercise, 
his published works are not numerous : they consist of 
" The Elements of Astronomy," for the use of the Stu- 
dents of Trinity College ; and several papers preserved in 
the " Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy." 

Science, hU Attainments were accurate and diversified, and his Communications 
interesting and instructive ; learned, without Pedantr>', and pious without Osten- 
tation ; unaffectedly kind to every Member of his Household ; liberal in his Cha- 
rity, and given to Hospitality. His Death was generally deplored, and his Memory 
is justly revered by those who have raised this humble Record of his Worth. 



DEANS. 309 

On liis death, the see of Cloyne became united to 
those of Cork and Ross, by the Act 3 & 4 Will. IV. c. 37. 
So that henceforward, the Bishops of Cloyne will be 
found under the diocese of Cork. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

The Dean and Chapter of Cloyne are mentioned in records, 
in the year 1225. [Prynnes Records, II. p. 402. J 

8IAL. 

A chapter seal is engraTed in Harris's Ware, bearing the 
inscription : 

8I0ILLYM COMMTira DBCAHI BT CAPIT. CLOVBV. 1 700. 
DBA»t. 

1251. GiLBBBT was Dean. [Cod. Clar. 46; Reg. Decan. 
Lim.] 

1291. Philip Skoda, M. A. [Tazatio Nicolai Papse.] 

1317. CifARLBs O'DoHCHAOA, Dean, died on October 13. 
[Cod. Clar. 46.] Quere, whether he was not also Pre- 
bendary of Subultcr? He appears to have been a person 
of distinguished talents. His death is thus noticed in 
MS. T. C. D. F. 1. 18: " Hoc anno, 3 id. Oct. D— Caro- 
lus O'Donchada Dccanus Clonensis [quicvit], qui fuit vir 
magnse littcraturas et magni nominis in tot4 Momonift, 
et de cujus mortc tota Ecclesia Hibemicana passa est 
magnum dampnum et jacturam." 

1320. John appears. [Ibid.] 

1324 to 1330. John lb Blond, Bloundb, or Blovdb. 
[Ibid, and Rot. Cane] Ware states, that in 1326 he 
was elected Bishop of Cork ; but doubts whether he ever 



310 CLOYNE. 

were consecrated. Probably not : at least if this entry 
be correct, of his continuing Dean in 1330. 

1351. John Whittock. In this year he was raised to the 
see of Cloyne. [Ware.] 

1359. John Went (quaere, West ?). [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1367. John Cantok. He died in 1376. [Ibid.] 

1376. Thomas Striker. [Ibid.] 

1402. EuGENius. [Ibid.] 

1512. Thaddeus O'Keeffe. [Ibid.] 

1529. David Fitzjames Fitzgerald. [Ibid.] 

1535. James Fitzwilliam is named as being Dean of Cloyne 
at this time, in a warrant of King Henry VIII. (See 
note at p. 221 above). 

1591. Sir John Edmundi (or Fitzedmund), Knight. [MS. 
T.C. D. E. 3. 14.] He died in 1612. [Rot. Pat. 10 
Jac. I.] 

161f . Thomas Winter, M. A. Treasurer of Cashel, and 
Prsecentor of Waterford, and of Lismore. He had like- 
wise been Archdeacon of Derry. He was presented Fe- 
bruary 14. [Rot. Pat.] He died in 1614 or 1615. " Sir 
John Fitzgarrett hath usurped both his house and reve- 
nues." [Reg. Vis.] 

1615. Edward Clerke, M. A. a Prebendary of Cork (or- 
dained Priest, June 24, 1601) ; admitted August 27 ; in- 
stalled September 1. [Ibid.] 

1640. Michael Boyle, D. D. (son of Dr. Boyle, Archbishop 
of Tuam) ; presented by the Crown, March 30. [Lib. 
Mun. Hib.] During the Rebellion he was Chaplain- 
General to the army. It was deposed, that he lost pro- 
perty by the rebels, to the value of £565. [MS. T.C.D. 
F. 2. 17.] In 166^ he was advanced to the united bi- 
shoprics of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross. 

166^. Henry Rugge, M. A. a Vicar Choral of Ross; 
patent dated February 21. [Ibid.] He was licensed to 



DEANS. 311 

hold the prebend of Kilmacdonagh at the same time. In 
the next year he was made a Prebendary of Ck>rk. He 
died in 1671 ; and was buried in his cathedral, under the 
south end of the Communion Table. 

1671. WiLUAM FiTZGERiLD, M. A. (soD of Df. John Fitz- 
gerald, Dean of Cork), was bom in that city. He was 
Rector of Clondrohid in this dioceoe, and a Prebendary 
of St. Patrick's, Dublin. His patent is dat«d July 13 
[Ibid.] ; instituted Augmt 3. [rp.] In 1675 be became 
Archdeaeon of Ross; and in 1691 was raised to the bi> 
shoprics of CUmferi and Kilmacduagh. 

1691. Hkvbt Scabdktillb, B. D. a Prebendary of St. Pa- 
trick's, Dublin, and Chaplain to Marshal the Duke of 
Schomberg, succeeded. His patent b dated September 4 
[Ibid.] ; but he was not institatad till August S, 1695. 
[D. R] In 1695 he wis made Arohdeeoon of Ross. He 
died in 1708. 

170|. Thomas Drawb, M. A. Treasurer of Waterford, and 
a Prebendary of Kilkenny ; patent dated March 6 [Ibid.] ; 
instituted July 20. \ww.'] He died in 1714. 

1714. RoBBBT Sbss, or Sbbsb, D.D. a Vicar Choral, and 
Prebendary of Sobuller; patent dated August 12. [Lib. 
Mun.] This was a second patent; and it recites that 
Seas had incautiously omitted to subscribe the Act of 
Uniformity within the appointed time. The patent it- 
self remains in the Registry of Cashel. After all, it does 
not appear certain that this appointment was completed. 
If Sess was instituted and installed to the deanery (of 
which ceremonies no record remains in the diocesan re- 
gistry), it is probable that he rerigned it in a few days. 

1714. Thomas Simoocks, M. A. Prebendary of Cahirultan ; 
admitted September 9. [Vis. Book.] 

1718. JosiAH HoBT, M. A. a native of Gloucestershire, was 
educated at Clare Hall in Cambridge, but does not ap- 



312 CLOYNE. 

pear to have taken any degree in that University. His 
patent is dated April 3. [Vis. Book.] In 1720 he was 
moved to the deanery of Ardagh ; and subsequently be- 
came Bishop of Ferns, and of Kilmore, and Archbishop 
of Tuam. 

1720. Henry Maule, LL. D. Prebendary of Lackeen; pa- 
tent dated June 22 [Ibid.] ; instituted and installed July 
22. [ff.] In 1726 he was raised to the bishopric of 
Cloyne. 

1726. James Ward; patent dated Sept. 24 [Lib. Mun.]; 
instituted Oct. 26. [ff.] He died on June 15, 1736. 

1736. Isaac Goldsmith, M. A. patent dated September 7 
[Ibid.] ; instituted October 2. In 1741 he was made a 
Prebendary of Cork. He died in 1769 ; and was buried 
at St. Peter's, Drogheda. 

1769. William Pratt, B. A. presented May 26; instituted 
and installed August 16. He died in the following year. 

1770. Eyton Butts, M.A. Praecentor of Lismore, and 
Chancellor of Ferns ; presented April 21 ; instituted 
August 31 ; installed next day. [D. R.] But the Visi- 
tation Books of 1772 and 1775 state that the deanery is 
vacant. In 1778 he was made Praecentor of Waterford. 
He died in 1779. 

1779. Hon. John Hewitt (son of the first Viscount Lifford) ; 
presented May 4 ; instituted May 27. He held it till his 
death on May 13, 1804. 

1804. James Archibald Hamilton, D. D. Archdeacon of 
Ross, and a Prebendary of Armagh ; presented Septem- 
ber 17; instituted October 9. He was appointed the 
first astronomer of Armagh, by Primate Robinson, the 
founder of the Observatory, on July 31, 1790. He died 
in the Observatory, on November 21, 1815. He has 
published several valuable papers in the Transactions of 
the Royal Irish Academy. 



PRECENTORS. 313 

1816. ALBXAaon Arbdtumot, M. A. Archdeacon of Agha- 
doe ; presented February 22 ; instituted July 27. In 1^23 
he was raised to the bishopric of Killaloo. 

1823. Thomas Joiik Bubgh. M. A. The King's letter for 
his promotion is dated October 7. He was instituted on 
November 17. [rF.] He died at Old Ross near Naas, 
on September 4, 1845. 

1845. Right Hon. Ubrtbt di Movtmoeshci, fourth Vis- 
count Mountmorres, LL. D. tuoceeded. Uia patent is 
dated October 28. He was innitttted and installed on 
November 1. 



PR.ECENTORS. [See Preb. of Kilcredan.] 

1253. Macricb, PrsDoenior, was in tliis year elected Bishop 
of Ross. [Ware.] 

1291. WiLUAM DR Vallb was Prasoentor. lli> pn 1>. n 1 .1 
church was Kilmacdonagh. [Taxatio P. Miculai.J 

1 149. Joux Bysk, or Beit. He is fined for misconduct, as 
Proctor of the Clergy. [Rot. Pat. 28 Hen. VL] 

1591. Alsxavdbe Qouob appears. [MS. T.C.D. b. 3.14.] 
In the Rf^al Visitation Book of 1615 he is described as 
" aged 80." 

1616. JoHM Hall, or Hull; admitted April 23. [ff.] 

1627. Edward Byam, M. A. (ordained Priest, April 1, 
1612); collated April 30. [ff.] In 1639 he became a 
Prebendary of Lismore. 

1661. John Evblbigb, Chancellor of Ross. [V. B.] Hero- 
signed in 166}, and was made Dean of Ross. 

1664. Benjamiv Cro88B, B. A. a Prebendary of Cork; ad- 
mitted June 16 [ff.], or January 10. f 1). R.] 

MUM8TSR.] 2 8 



314 CLOYNE. 

1683. Matthew Jones, M. A. Prebendary of Cooliney; ad- 
mitted November 29. [ff.] In 1685 he became Pre- 
bendary of Killencmor. 

168|. John Patrickson, M. A. a Prebendary of Cork ; pre- 
sented by the Crown; patent dated March 25. [Reg. 
Cashel.] It appeal's that the presentation had fallen to 
the Crown by lapse. He was instituted on May 1. [ff.] 
He died in 1718. 

1718. Samuel Holt, M. A. admitted in April. He was a 
Prebendary of Lismore ; and in 1722-3 was made a Pre- 
bendary of St. Patrick's, Dublin. He resigned in No- 
vember of the same year, [ff.] 

1718. Thomas Squire, M. A. collated November 24; in- 
stalled same day. He held the dignity forty years. 

1759. Nathanael France, M. A. Prebendary of Kilmac- 
donagh; admitted August 7. [ff.] He died on July 1, 
1770; and was buried in the church of Youghal. 

1770. Francis Atterbury, of Christ Church, Oxford: 
M. A. in 1763 ; D. C. L. 1768 ; Prebendary of Brigown ; 
collated Dec. 1 [ff.] ; installed same day. He held 
this dignity fifty-two years, till his death in Feb. 1822. 

1822. William WrayMaunsell, M.A. Archdeacon of Lis- 
more; collated May 27. He is the present Praecentor. 



CHANCELLORS. 

1291. Richard de Barry was Chancellor. [Tax. Pap.] 
1591. Daniel Donati(Macdonagh?) appears. [MS.T.C.D. 

e. 3. 14.] 
1615. John Temple (ordained Deacon, April 11, 1605; 

Priest, March 10, 160^), probably the same who was 



CHANCELLORS. 315 

Prebendary of Kilrossantie, in the church of Lismorc ; 
collated July 5. He still held thia dignity in 1C34. 
[Reg. \r«.] 

1635. JosBPH TsAVRRS, M. A. (ordained Priest, September 
21, ir»50), admitted July 13. [ff.] He held the dignity 
in 1003 [V. B.] ; and in that yo«r appears as Archdeacon, 
and a Canon, of Kildarc. 

1665. Jambs Stbsw (or Stbub). [V. B.] He died in 
1668. 

1668. JouH Wbbb, or Wbbib, a Prebendary of Cork ; ad- 
mitted July 31. [ff.] 

1684. GiLBBRT Ukathootb, M. a. of Christ's College, 
Cambridge; admitted November 14. [ff.] He was de- 
privcd in 1693. 

1693. Edwabo Satbrb, or Satbbb, M. A. collated June 26. 

1730. Nicholas QaATTBOO(a), M. A. Prebendary of Sub- 
ultcr ; collated October 24. [1). R] He died on Juno 
25, 1742, and was buried at Su PeteKs, in Cork. 

1741-2. William Lbwis, M. A. a Vicar Choral, and for- 
merly Prebendary of Killencmor; collated Feb. 15. He 
was likewise Archdeacon of Kilfcnora. He died in 1767. 

1767. DABnu. Savofobo (of Oriel College, Oxford ?).LL. D. 
collated August 29. [ff.] 

1771. JoHB Palusbb, I). D. collated December 26. [ff.] 
He died in 1790 

1796. Thomas Lbmov ; collated May 21. He r- Mined in 
1802. 

1802. JoHB Rtdbb, M. a. Prebendary of Killenemor ; col- 
lated December 18; admitted December 27. [ff.] He 
died on May 14, 1819; and was buried in an old grave- 
yard of Brigown parish, within the demesne of Mitch- 
elstown Castle. 

(it) Th0 BUM U Dot • eoouBOB one. In Uw reign of Umuj VIIL A. D. i&23, 
NkiiolM QiMjrUtid wu Lord Xnjror of Dublin. 



316 CLOYNE. 

1819. John William Bennett, Jun. LL. D. Prebendary of 
Aghultie; collated July 31. [ff.] He is the present 
Chancellor. 



TREASURERS. 

1291. John Blunt, M. A. appears, [Tax. P. Nicolai.] 

1591. Edmund CoppiNGER. [MS. T. C. D. e, 3. 14.] 

1615. Thomas Lloyd, M. A. appears. [Reg. Vis.] He was 
also a Vicar Choral of Cork. 

163^. Thomas Fisher ; admitted February 29. [ff.] In 
1641 he was Rector of Mallow ; where he was plundered 
of his property by the rebels, and lost his living, worth 
£80 per annum. [MS. T. C. D. f. 2. 15, 18.] 

1632. Joseph P^owLE, M. A. a Prebendary of Cork ; col- 
lated June 11. [Reg. Vis.] 

1637. Thomas Holford, a Prebendary of Cork ; admitted 
November 4. [ff.] 

1641. John BiNNES, M.A. a Vicar Choral of Cork, was 
Treasurer in this year. The rebels plundered him of 
his goods and church livings, to the amount of £230. 
[MS. T.C.D. f. 2. 16.] 

1661. Robert Shawe appears. [V. B.] 

1663. Roger Boyle, D. D. Dean of Cork, and Prajcentor 
of Ross; admitted September 24. [ff.] In 1667 he was 
raised to the bishopric of Down and Connor. 

1667. John Vesey, M.A. Prebendary of Ballyhay; ad- 
mitted November 4. [ff.] On the same day he was in- 
stituted as Dean of Cork. In 16 7§ he was promoted to 
the bishopric of Limerick. 

1673. Arthur PoMEROY, M.A. admitted May 5 ; on the 
same day he was made Dean of Cork (under which dio- 
cese sec a further account of him). He died in 17 j^- 



ARCHDEACONS. 317 

1710. VValtkr Atkin, M. A. Prebendary of Subultcr; ad- 
mitted July 5. [ff.] He was juincd with Dr. Richard- 
son, in the praiseworthy attempt to convert the Popish 
natives of Ireland to the Reformed faith. 

1741. Robert Bebkklbt, M. A. aAerwards D. D. (a younger 
brother of Bishop Berkeley), was collated February 6. Ho 
was also Vicar-General of the diocese. In this same 
year he was appointed PrsDContor of Killala. He held 
this dignity forty-six yeara, and died in 1787. 

1787. Robert Law, D. D. formerly a Prebendary of Christ 
Church, Dublin ; collated September 22. 

1789. Hon. Charles Brodrick, M.A. Prebendary of Do- 
noghmore; colUted June 18. In 1795 he was raised to 
the bishopric of Clonfert, and afterwards to Kilmore and 
to Cashel. 

1795. LuKB GoDmBT, LL. D. presented 1>y the Crown, by 
patent dated March 22 ; instituted July 20. [rr.] 

1799. JouN WiLUAM Bexnbtt, M. a. a Prebendary of 
Cork ; collated January 28 ; installed next day. Ho 
died in 1810. 

1810. Robert Austin, LL. D. a Prebendary of Cork; col- 
lated July 24. [fp.] He resigned in 1833. 

1833. Gborob Edmuvd Cottbb, M. A. (son of Sir James 
L. Cotter, Bart), collated September 24. He is the 
present Treasurer. 



ARCHDEACONS. 

About the year 1579 the Bishop of Cloyne had two arch- 
deacons, viz. of Cloyne and Tclalakath. [Cooper's MS. 
uiUlitions to Ware.] 

1179. CoLMAN O'ScAMKLAiit, Aircinneocfi (quaere Archdea- 
con?) of Cloyne, died. [Four Musters.] 



318 CLOYNE. 

1201. CuRisTiAN was Archdeacon [MS.T.C.D. f. 1.18.] 

1253. M . [Reg. Decan. Lim.] 

1271. Matguman O'DoNCiiADA, Archdeacon, died. [MS. 
T.C.D. F. 1. 18.] 

1291. Maurice O'Sullevan, M. A. [Taxatio P. Nicolai.] 
He was a Canon of Emly in 1302 ; and in 1320 or 1321 
was consecrated Bishop of Cloyne. [Ware.] 

1322. Luke O'MuRRAY, Archdeacon, died. [Four Masters.] 

1361 to 1377. Roger Braybrook. [MS. T.C. D. f. i. 18; 
Rot. Cane. Hib. ; and Cod. Clarendon. 36.] 

1463. William Roche. In this year he contrived to be ap- 
pointed coadjutor to his Bishop ; and eventually succeeded 
to the sees of Cork and Cloyne in 1479. [Ware.] 

1480. John Barry appears. [D. Reg.] 

1585. Thomas Wetherhead was appointed by the Crown, 
His patent, dated Sept. 9, gave him the archdeaconry of 
Cork and also of Cloyne. In 1589 he was advanced to 
the bishopric of Waterford and Lismore. [Ware.] 

1591. Philip Gold, or Goulde, M. A. aVicar Choral. [MS. 
T. C. D. E. 3. 14.] Like his predecessor, he was Archdea- 
con of Cork ; and held also the prebend of Glanore. 

161f . Michael Boyle, D. D. was promoted to tliis dignity 
(and likewise to the archdeaconry of Cork), January 7; 
installed same day. [Reg. Vis.] In the next year he be- 
came Dean of Lismore. In 1619 he was made Bisliop 
of Waterford, but retained his archdeaconry in comtnen- 
dam; and in 1621 obtained, by patent from the Crown, 
the treasurership of Waterford and chancellorship of 
Lismore. 

1625. Howard Finch was presented by the Crown to the 
archdeaconry of Cork and Cloyne ; his patent is dated 
March 7. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 

1634. Michael Boyle again appears as Archdeacon. [Reg. 
Vis.] lie died in 1635. 



AKCHDEACONS. 319 

1G.S(J. William Steerb, D. D. Bishop of Ardfcrt, was prc- 
^'ntcd by the Crown on April ii to this archdeaconry 
and that of Cork, with liccnae to bold than in eommen- 
dam of his sec. [ff.] 

1041. Phiup fiissB, or Brsu, preaented by the Crown, 
August 13. [Lib. Mun. Ilib.] It would appear that he 
was appointed (together with Dean Gray of Ardfert) a 
Commiauoner to inquire into the losses sustained by the 
Protestants of Munstcr in the rebellion of 1641. Cox states 
that he was murdered by the rebels in the autumn of 
lG42,on his way homewards, between Cork and Youghal ; 
and that, as he had powesmoo of all the depositions re- 
lating to that bnsiiea, there is no account extant of the 
murders and losses in Munster. [Cox, Hist, of Ireland, 
ii. p. 113.] But this is not quite the fact; as may be 
seen by consulting the manuscript depositions now pre- 
served in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin. [F.2.13, 
p. 2. 19, <fcc.] 

1C61. Huou D0K8TKBV111 1. :M A n Prebendary of Cork, 
appears. [V. B.] 

1GG5 or 1GG7? Jobm .M 1 . A. collated May 20. [D.R.]; 

admitted September .:<'. [pp.] He was likewise a Pre- 
bendary of Cork. 

1687. DoMnrio Mbaob, M.A. (brother of Sir Thomas 
Meade, ancestor of the Earls ofClanwilliam); admitted 
November 14. [ff.] 

1739. Southwell Rickaro, M. A. a Vicar Choral, and 
Prebendary of Killcnemor; collated Feb. 11. He re- 
signed in 1 735, and became a Prebendary of Dromore. 

1735. John Jepuson, M. A. collated Dec. 17. He died in 
June, 1742; and was buried at St. Andrew's, Dublin. 
[Par. Reg.] 

1742. Michael Daviks, M. A. collated Nov. 3. [D. R.] 
He died in June 177U, aged 85, and was buried at the 



320 CLOYNE. 

Cathedral of Cork. He published "A Sermon preached 
in the Parish Church olGortroe, on the Occasion of the 
late Earthquakes," 1756. 

1779. Jamks Mockler, Prebendary of Subulter ; collated 
June 18 [ff.] ; collated again August 22, 1782. 

1789. Honorable James St. Lkger, B. A. (son of the first 
Viscount Doneraile) ; collated Jan. 10. [ff.] He be- 
came Rector of Tipperary in this same year. He resigned 
in 1810. 

1810. Zachary Cooke Collis, M. A. collated August 16. 

[FF.] 

1834. William Ryder, B. A. a Prebendary of Cork ; col- 
lated May 6. He is the present Archdeacon. 



PREBENDARIES. 

It is said that anciently the Prebends were ten in number. 
They arc now fourteen. I have not found any account 
of their first institution. 

1. DONOGHMORE. 

1591. " Vacant and waste." [MS. T. C. D. b. 3. 14.] 

1610. John Lancaster, Bishop of Waterford, obtained a 
grant of it in commendam with his bishopric, dated Oct. 
26. [Rot. Pat. 8 Jac. I.] 

1613. Richard Owen, M.A. collated November 15; in- 
stalled same day. He was also a Prebendary of Cork 
[Reg. Vis.] ; and in 1626 obtained a prebend in Lismore. 

1630. Thomas Barham, M. A. (ordained Priest, Dec. 21, 
1626) ; presented by the Crown to this prebend, together 
with other benefices, by patent dated July 10. [Lib. 
Mun. Hib.] He was also a Prebendary of Lismore. 



PREBENDARIES. 321 

1634. Richard Owkn appears again as Prebendary. [R.V.] 
163^. John Fitzgerald, M. A. Dean of Cork, and a Pre- 
bendary of Limerick; admittedFeb.il. [ff.] He died 
in 1641. 
1641 ? Thomas Roberts appears [V. B.] He was a Pre- 
bendary of Cork, and in 1661 was Chancellor of the 
same. He died in 1664. 
1664. Richard Clarkb, Prebendary of Ballyhay ; collated 
June 10. [ff.] On the same day he was made Prsecen- 
tor of Cork. 
168^. John Torway, M. A. formerly a Prebendary of Cork, 
and at this time a Prebendary of St. Patrick'^. Dublin ; 
admitted January 25. [ff.] 
1687. Matthew JoHBS, M. A. Prebendary of Ki i, 

appears. ** He serves a cure in Youghall." \- 

magh 1693.] He died on December 7, 1717. 
buried in the churchyard of Iniscarra, near Cork where 
a stone to his memory is placed in the western wall of 
the old parish church. 
171|. John Lukkt, M. A. Prebendary of Kilmaclenan ; ad- 
mitted January 28. In 1730 he resigned, and was pro- 
moted to the prebend of Kilmacdonagh. 
1730. George Cuihhbrt, M.A. (son ofG. Chinnery of Cas- 
tle Corr, Esq., and father of G. Chinnery, Bishop of Kil- 
laloe, and of Sir Brodrick Chinnery, the first Baronet), 
was ordained Deacon on May 30, 1708, at Staplcstown, 
in the diocese of Ferns, and Priest, at the same place, on 
March 20, 1709 ; admitted Oct. 24. [ff.] In 1732 
he resigned, and was made Prebendary of Cahirultan. 
1732. HoR.\Tio TowNSBND, MA. a Prebendary of Tuam; 
collated Dec. 11 ; collated again Nov. 24, 1738. [D. R.] 
1772. James Kingston, M.A. Prebendary of Brigown; 
collated November 7 ; installed same day. He died in 
17 — , and was buried at Aglis, County Cork. He trans- 

MUNSTER.] 2 T 



322 CLOYNE. 

lated some of the Classic authors into English ; composed 
an Abridgment of the Statutes ; and left several MSS. 
in his own handwriting, including " The State of the 
Diocese of Cloyne in 1770." 

1776. Richard Bullen; collated September 21. 

1789. Hon. Charles Brodrick, M. A. Prebendary of 
Killenemor; collated February 22. [ff.] He resigned 
in the same year, and was made Treasurer. 

1789. John Lawless, M. A. Prebendary of Subulter; col- 
lated July 27. He died in 1796. 

1796. John Kenney, LL. D. a Prebendary of Cork; col- 
lated February 13. He resigned in 1801. 

1801. Thomas Kenney, B. A. collated September 5. [ff.] 
He held this prebend forty years; and died in 1841. 

1841. Joseph Rooerson Cotter, M. A. Prebendary of Bal- 
lyhay ; collated October 14. 

2. AOHULTIE (or ATHUL, OE BALLYHOOLY). 

1291. Richard O'Carran, M. A. [Taxatio Papae Nicolai.] 
1591. Dermit Hogan appears. [MS. T. C. D. e. 3. 14.] 
1615. William Holiday. [Reg. Visit.] He was still Pre- 
bendary in 1641 ; in which year the Rebels plundered 
him of property to the amount of £300, and deprived 
him of his church livings, worth £150 per annum. [MS. 
T.C. I). F. 2. 16.] 
1661. William Booth appears. [V. B.] 
1666. William Smyth, D. D. a Prebendary of Cork, of 
Kildare, and ofLismore; collated 5th December [D.R.] ; 
admitted May 20, 1667. [ff.] In 1673 we find him 
Treasurer of Limerick. He died in 1682. 
1682. David Elliott, B. A. admitted August 10. [ff.] 
1719. Thomas Ryder, M. A. collated November 14. In 
172i^ he resigned this prebend, for that of Brigown. 



PREBENDARIES. 323 

n2\ CoBSKUus Pyxb, Prebendary of Lackeen; admitted 

March 21. [ff.] 
1749. Crowthkb Dowdiso, M.A. collated September 2. 

[D. R.] He died in 1779. 
1779. William Berkeley, M.A. collated M«»v 17 [ff.] 

He died on Augwrt 30, 1814. 
1814. JoHH Bkvhbtt, LL.B. collated October 11. [ff.] 

He resigned on September 19, 1816. 
1817. William Butler, M.A. Prebendary of Lackeen ; 

collated February 1. [ff.] He died in December, 1848. 
1849. William Gabbbtt, B.A. oolUted January 27. 

3. IVUCARRA. 

1291. Philip O'HTWOTAir, M. A. [Taxatio Papal.] 
1591. WiLUAM Field appears. [MS. T. C. D. i. 3. 14.] 

Ho was also a Prebendary of Cork. 
1615. Richard Allrt appears. [Reg. Vis.] 
1629. Edward Johhs, a Vicar Choral of Cork ; admitted 

August 15; installed May 19. 1630. [Reg. Vis.] 
1640. Philemon or Puiup Fitzsimov, or FitzStmovds; 
admitted Sept. 10. [fp.] In 1641, the Rebels plun- 
dered him of his property, and deprived him of his li. 
ving, worth £80 per annum. [MS. T.C.D. f. 215] In 
1661 we find him Pnecentor of Cork. He died in 1664. 
1604 or inrj. Patrick Thompsoh; admitted July 5. [ff.] 
1669. Thomas Wilcox, M.A. collated Oct. 27. [V. B.] He 

resigned in 1671, and became Prebendary of Brigown. 
1671. Georob Stnge; admitted May 15. [ff.] He died, 

or resigned, in 1673. 
1673. Rowland Davies, M. A. a Prebendary of Cork; col- 
lated Oct 26 ; admitted May 11. On Oct. 26, 1676, he 
received a new collation, and was installed Nov. 15. He 
gave to the Cathedral of Cloyne the Bell which hangs 
in the Round Tower; and composed a minute and exact 



324 CLOYNE. 

Account of the State of this Diocese in 1682, which is 
preserved in manuscript in the Diocesan Registry. In 
1678 he was made Dean of Ross; in 1707 Praecentor of 
Cork; and in 1710 Dean of Cork. After holding this 
prebend forty-seven years, he died in 172^. 

172^. Robert Carleton, M. A. Prebendary of Glan worth; 
collated March 1 3 [ff.] ; at the same time he was ap- 
pointed Dean of Cork. 

1725. Christopher Donellan, B. D. afterwards D. D. 
was collated in December. He was also a Prebendary 
of Cork. He died in 175^. With commendable libe- 
rality he bequeathed to trustees, viz. the Bishop, Dean, 
and Archdeacon, a sum of £280 14s. 6d. the interest of 
which was to be given to some widow of the diocese 
having children. This bequest has been made the basis 
of the present Widows' Fund of the diocese. He also 
left a sum of money, with which the steeple of Iniscarra 
Church was erected ; and a bell was placed in it, in the 
year 1756. A marble tablet on the church-wall still 
attests this benefaction. 

This Steeple was erected and Bell put up by a Legacy of the Rev"*. CiiRis- 
TOPHKR DoNELLAK, D. D., Late Rector of this Parish, under the direction of 
the R* Rev* the Lord Bishop of Clotne. A. D. 1766. 

1759. Marmaduke Phillips, D. D. collated March 15. 
[D. R.] He has published a Sermon preached before 
the House of Commons on the anniversary of the Irish 
Rebellion. 4to. Dublin, 1745. 

1770. Henry Agar, B. A. Prebendary of Brigown; col- 
lated June 8 [ff.] ; installed next day. He died in 
June, 1798. 

1798. Richard Woodward, M.A. Prebendary ofLackecn; 
collated July 28. [ff.] In 1799 he resigned, and was 
made Prebendary of Glanworth. 



PREBENDARIES. 325 

1709. Hon. George db la Poer Beresford, M. A. (Gfth 
son of the first Baron Decies), a member of Emmanuel 
College, Cambridge ; collated March 16. [D. R] In 
1816 he was ma«Ie a Vicar Choral of Cork. Ue resigned 
this prebend in 1826. 

1826. William dk la Poer Bsrbsforo (son of his prede- 
oessor) ; admitted July 17. f ff.] He is the present Pre- 
bendary. 

4. BRIGOWH. 

1291. JouH Cahtok, M. a. [Tazatio Nic. Papa;.] 

It is not unlikely that he was brother of ThomM 
Cantok, who in 1306 was Bishop of Emly and Lord 
Chancellor of Ireland ; at whose death, in 1308, we find 
the custody of the Great Setl committed to ** Master 
John Cantok," and another person. We find a John 
Cantok, Rector of Carrickfergus, in 1363. Possibly he 
was this Prebendary of Cloyne. [Ware, from Rot. CUuif. 
2 Edw. II. 273.] 

1588 or 1591? Wiluam (Fitztbomas) CoirvoR, a layman, 
was Prebendary. Ue was deprived by the Royal Com- 
missioners, for lack of Orders. [MS. T. C. D. b. 3. 14.] 

1615. Richard Fox appears. [Reg. Visit.] 

1626. Giles Baobv, B. D., admitted February 12. [ff.] 
In 1627 he resigned, and was made Dean of Ardfcrt. 

1628. Robert Natlor, M. A. (ordained Deacon Septem- 
ber 25, 1625; Priest December 18, 1625); admitted 
April 11 [ff.]; installed next day. [Reg. Vis.] In 16|^ 
he was made Dean of ZAsmore, where see a further ac- 
count of him. He died in 1661. 

1661. Devbreux Spratt, Chancellor ofArdfert, appears. 
In 167f he was collated to a prebend in Emly. [V. B.] 

1663. Samcbl Alford, M. A. collated September 23. [ff.J 

1671. T110MA8 Wilcox, or Wilcock», M. A. Prebendary 
of Iniscarra; admitted May 13. [ff.] 



326 CLOYNE. 

168^. Francis Qdayle, M.A. (afterwards D.D,); admitted- 
January 23. [ff.] In 1703 he was made Archdeacon 
of Ross. In 1704 he was one of the Proctors for the 
clergy in Convocation. He died in 1716. 

1716. George Strode appears. He was collated again on 
June 30, 1721. [D. R.] In 172^ he resigned, and be- 
came Prebendary of Glanore or Glanworth. 

172^. Thomas Ryder, M. A. Prebendary of Aghultie; col- 
lated March 21. [ff.] 

1747. Charles Percival, M. A. (third son of Dr. William 
Percival, Dean of Emly), appears. He resigned in 1751. 
In 1759 he was made Prebendary of Kilmacdonagh. 

1751. William Nash, M. A. collated April 29. 

1769. Henry Agar, B. A. Prebendary of Subulter ; admit- 
ted December 20. He resigned in the following year, 
and became Prebendary of Iniscarra. 

1770. Francis Atterbury, LL.D. Prebendary of Subulter ; 
collated June 14 ; installed next day. He resigned in 
the same year, and was made Praecentor. 

1771. James Hingston, M. A. collated April 19 [ff.] ; 
installed same day. He resigned the next year, and was 
made Prebendary of Donoghmore. 

1773. Thomas Bushe, D. D, (father of Lord Chief Justice 
Bushe), collated February 16. He was also Chaplain of 
the Kingston College at Mitchelstown, and Rector of 
Gowran, in the diocese of Ossory. He died in September, 
1795, and was buried at Mitchelstown. 

1796. Henry Sandiford, M.A. Praecentor of Cork; col- 
lated February 9. He resigned in 1801, and was made 
Prebendary of Ballyhay. 

1801. Robert Austin, M. A. Prebendary of Lackeen; col- 
lated July 27. [ff.] He resigned in 1809, and became 
Prebendary of Coole. 

1809. Robert Disney, B. A. admitted April 7. [ff.] He 
died on July 8, 1832, and was buried in his parish of 



PREBENDARIES. 827 

MitcheUtown ; in the church of which a marble tablet 
was erected to his memory, by the united subscriptions 
of his Protestant and Boman GathoUc parishioners. 
1832. Richard Uastihgs Gratbs, D.D. (son of the learned 
Richard Graves, Dean of Ardagh); collated July 30. 
[ff.] lie has edited '' The whole Works of Richard 
Graves, D. D." 4 voU. 8vo. DuUin, 1840; and has pub. 
lished ** A Letter to the Editor of the CkriatiaH Ejn- 
inin^f on National Education." 8vo. 

5. KILMACDOHAGH. 

In 1291 it appears, by tlie Taxation of Pope Nicholas, that 
this church formed the prebend of the Precentor. 

1355. Maurick db Bbrmivguam, Prebendary of Kilmaodo- 
nagh, is mentioned as obtuning from the King letters of 
protection, dated March 18, in this year. [Rot. Pat. 
29 Edw. III.] Yet, the very next entry of the same 
Roll mentions similar letters given to Richard Fits Ralph, 
of this same prebend, dated April 22. In 1384 we find 
Bermingham holding the (then) prebend of Newcastle, 
in the cathedral of Su Patrick's, Dublin. 

1615. Mahassbs Marshall, B. A. a Prebendary of Cork, 
appears. [Reg. Visit.] In the spring of the next year 
he waa made Archdeacon of Cork. 

1616. RooBR BoTUt sttoceeded. He resigned in 1620. He 
appears also as Prebendary of Cahirultan. In 1 62 1-2 
he became a Prebendary of Lismore. 

162^. Thomas Wtght, or Wsiout, M. A. aiYerwards B. D. 
(ordained Deacon and Priest October 23, 1610); insti- 
tuted January 31 ; installed June 18. [Reg. Vis.] Ho 
was in possession in 1634. 

1661. Hbnrt Rdggb, the Dean, and Prebendary of Cahir- 
ultan, is stated to hold this prebend also ; he was like- 
wise a Prebendary of Cork. [V. B.] He died in 1671, 
and was buried in the Cathedral. 



328 CLOYNE. 

1669. John Rdgge, a Vicar Choral, and also a Prebendary 
of Cork; collated on May 31. [ff.] In 1704 he was 
the Chapter's Proctor to the Convocation. He held this 
stall till his death in November, 1708. He was buried 
in the Cathedral. 

170|. Charles Northcote, M. A. Prebendary of Killene- 
mor; admitted January 21. [ff.] In 1719 he was 
made Dean of Kilmacduagh, with permission to hold 
this prebend in commendam. [Boulter's Letters.] 

1730. John Lukey, M. A. Prebendary of Donoghmore; 
admitted August 29. [ff.] 

1735. NathanaelFrance, M. A. collated April 19. [D. R.] 
He resigned in 1759, and was made Praecentor. 

1759. Charles Percival, M. A. formerly Prebendary of 
Brigown ; collated August 7. [ff.] He died on Au- 
gust 9, 1785. 

1785. Beather King, LL. D. collated September 27; in- 
stalled October 6. [ff.] He held this preferment till 
his death in 1805. 

1805. Hon. Thomas St. Lawrance, LL. D. (son of the first 
Earl of Howth) Dean of Cork ; collated November 16. 
[ff.] In 1807 he was raised to the bishopric of Cork. 

1808. Thomas Quin, M. A. Treasurer of Limerick ; pre- 
sented by the Crown, by patent dated March 7 ; insti- 
tuted March 29. [ff.] He died early in 1841. Upon 
his death the appointment was suspended by the Lord 
Lieutenant and Privy Council, by an order dated Fe- 
bruary 25, 1841. [Council Books.] 

(elected.) 

1841. William Rogers, M. A. a Vicar Choral, was elected 
by the Dean and Chapter, the temporalities of the pre- 
bend having been withdrawn. 



PREBENDARIES. 329 

6. CAHIBULTAN. 

1291. PniLip O'Brodkrb, M. A. appears. [Taxatio Pap.] 
In l.'i02 we find him Dean ofCashel. 

1384. John Giffard was Prebendary. The King, lUchard 
II. in consideration of his great aemoM, granted license 
to the Bishop and Chapter ofCIoyne, to unite the rectory 
ofBrothyng to this prebend, during Gifikrd's life. [li-C] 

1C15. William Tboicas, M. A. a Prebendary of Cork, ap- 
pears. [Reg. Visit.] 

1G16. JoHH Thomas was admitted February 28. [ff.] 

1618 or 1620. Roobr Botlb, Prebendary of Kilmacdonagh ; 
admitted November 16. [ff.] In 162^ he became a 
Prebendary of Lismore. 

163}. Amtomt Kihosmill, B. A. (ordained Deacon July H, 
1599; Priest, Nov. 4, 1599); collated Jan. 22; insuUed 
January 24. [Reg. Vis.] I think he resigned in 1639 
or 1640, and became Vicar of Carrigtohill, or of Mallow. 

1C40. Hbnrt Ruggb, a Vicar Choral, and also Vicar Choral 
of Roes ; collated April 8. [ff.] In the rebellion of 
1641 he was plundered of property to the amount of 
£1928, and lost hia living, worth £150 per annum. 
[MS. T. C. D. f. 2. 17.] In 1661 he was made Dean, 
and soon afterwards a Prebendary of Cork. 

1661. Thomas Blackwbll, colUted .^pril 8. [V. B.] 

1682. Thomas CoKBLBT [CoLCLOUGH ?] M. A. admitted Sep- 
tember 9. [ff.] 

1692. Antony Irbt, M A. colUted August 20. In the 
next year he resigned, and obtained a prebend in St 
Patrick's, Dublin. 

1693. Thomas Stmcocks, B. A. a Vicar Choral ; colUted 
June 21. In 1714 he was made Dean. 

1732. George Cuinnkey, M. A. Prebendary of Donogh- 
more; collated Dec. 22. [D. R.] He resigned in 1752. 

MDN8TBR.] 2 U 



330 CLOYNE. 

1752. George Chinnery, Junior, LL. D, (8on of his pre- 
decessor), formerly a Scholar of T. C. D. succeeded. In 
Dec. 1761 he was presented to the rectory of Castle 
Blayney. For several years he was Master of Middle- 
ton School, but resigned it in 1775. In 1763 he became 
Dean of Cork, and held this prebend till he was raised 
to the bishopric oi KUlaloe in 1779. 

1779. John Erskine, M. A. presented by the Crown, on 
January 24, to this prebend, and to the deanery of Cork 
in the following month ; admitted March 25. [ff.] He 
died in 1795. 

1795. George Smith, M. A. collated December 31. He is 
the present Prebendary, having holden this preferment 
fifty-five years. 

7. KILLENEMOR. 

1615. Samuel Bishop, " a scholar, licensed to be absent five 
years for study." This is called '* a lay prebend." [R. V.] 

1618-1624? It is said to be the Bishop's mensal. [Vis. 
Book, s. a. in Reg. Cork.] 

1627. Edward Perry (ordained Priest January 20, 1625); 
collated February 3. [R. V.] He resigned for some other 
preferment. In the rebellion of 1641 he was plundered 
of his goods and lost his living. [MS. T. C. D. f. 2. i8.] 

1634. Thomas Fuller (quaere Fulwar ? afterwards Chan- 
cellor of Cork, &c.); admitted August 31. [ff.] He 
was Rector and Vicar ofRingrone, in the diocese of 
Cork. [Lib. Mun.] 

164^. Thomas Smyth, admitted March 2. [ff.] He was 
likewise Vicar of Litter and of Kilcorney. In 1641 the 
rebels destroyed his property, and deprived him of his 
church income, £120 a year. [MS. T.C.D. f. 2. i6.] He 
appears as Prebendary atthe Visitation of 1661. [V. B.] 

1663. Vacant. 



PREBENDARIES. 331 

166-. William Bortlby (quaere Booth or Bulkeley?) 
166G. John Northcott, or Norcott ; quaere, Prebendary of 

Kilmaclenan ? collated Dec. 8 [D. R.] ; admitted May 

20, 1667. [ff.] 
1676. Charles Sykgk(B. A. ofCatherine Hall, Cambridge?) 

appears. 
Ii;^(). CiurlbsNkwborouoh, M A uhnittedApriliO. [ff.] 
1''-^ >. John Sbirlbt, M. A. adinitied August 27. [ff.] 
\>>'>. Matthew Jojibs, M. A. l*raeceotor, appears. He was 

likewiM a Vicar Choral of Lismore. He rengned in 

1687, and became Prebendary of Kilmaclenan. 
1687. JoHir BuuLXLBT, M. A. a Vicar Choral of Lismore, 

and of Kilkenny ; collated July 18. He resigned in 1693, 

and became Prebendary of Kilmaclenan. 
1693. Charleh Northcotb, M. A. collated November 14. 

[D. R.] In 1 704 he was one of the Clergy's Proctors in 

Convocation. He xeaigned in 1708, and beoame Pre- 

bendary of Kilmacdonagb. 
170g. Frascis Gorb, B. A. admitted January 21 In 1 71 1 

he was made Prebendary of Kilmaclenan. 
1713. BoBSBT Cablbtov. M. a. In 1716 he reiigned, and 

became Prebendary of GUmworth. 
1716. TuoxAs RvoBB, M. A. admitted Nov. 18. Ifw."] In 

1719 he resigned, and became Prebendary of Aghultie. 
1720. Thomas Coopkb, M. A. a Vicar Choral ; collated 

April 16. [D. R.] He resigned in 1720, and in 1 724-^5 

became Prebendary of Coole. 
1722. Francis Bland; collated April 14. [ff.] He re- 
signed in 1728. 
172§. William Lbwis, M.A. collated January 2. [ff.] 

In 1730 he resigned, and became a Vicar Choral; and 

in 174| was appointed Chancellor. 
1 730. Southwell Rickard, M.A. a Vicar Choral, succeeded. 

He resigned at the close of this year, and was made 

Archdeacon. 



332 CLOYNE. 

173^. Thomas Frankland, B. A. (of Trinity College, Cam- 
bridge?) admitted February 11. [ff.] He held this 
stall forty-five years. He died in November, 1775, and 
was buried at Cloyne. 

1776. Thomas Hewetson, D. D. collated May 8 ; installed 
July 6. He died in 1782. 

1782. Francis Clement; collated August 20. He resigned 
in 1787, and became Prebendary of Cooliny. 

1787. Hon. Charles Brodrick, M. A. (son of the third 
Viscount Middleton) ; collated Dec. 10. He resigned 
in 1789, and obtained the prebend of Donoghmore. 

1789. Edward Synge Townsend ; collated June 15. He 
resigned in 1799. 

1799. Richard Townsend, B. A. collated March 10. [ff.] 
He resigned in 1801, and became Prebendary of Lackeen. 

1801. John Ryder, B. A. collated July 30. [ff.] He re- 
signed in 1802, and was made Chancellor. 

1802. James Sandiford, M. A. collated December 20. [ff.] 
He died in October 1823, and was buried at Carrigro- 
han, near Cork. 

1824. Samuel Gerrard Fairtlouoh, B. A. Prebendary of 
Coole; collated February 13. [ff.] 

1825. William Welland, B. A. a Scholar of T. C. D. col- 
lated January 29. [ff.] He is the present Prebendary. 

8. olanork, or glanworth. 

1591. Philip Gold, M. A. appears. [MS. T. CD. b. 3. 14.] 
He held the archdeaconry at the same time. 

1615. Michael Boyle, D. D. the Archdeacon. [Reg. Vis.] 
He was also a Vicar Choral of Cork, and Dean of Lis- 
more. In 1619 he was raised to the bishopric of Wa- 
terford. 

1627. Raleigh Bellott, M. A. was presented by the Crown, 
Oct. 22 [Lib. Mun. Hib.] ; instituted Nov. 3, installed 



PREBENDARIES. 333 

Nov. 12. [ff.] In 163^ he was made Praecentor of 

Lismore. 
1661. EdwahdWade; admitted June 22. [fp.] He was 

in possession in 169'J. 
1700. John Armitstkad, or Arhstbad, M. A. a Vicar 

Choral ; admitted September 30. [ff.] 
1716. Robert CARLBToif, M. A. Prebendary of Killcnemor; 

admitted September 3. [ff.] In 172^ he resigned, 

and became Prebendary of Iniscarra. 
172^. Gborox Strodb, Prebendary of Brigown; collated 

March 14. [ff.] 
1759. Jamks Stopforo, LL. D. (son of Dr. J. Stopford, 

Bishop of Cloyne), a Fellow of T. C. D. ; admitted July 3. 

[kf] lie died in 1780. 
1780. IIknry Baoos, a Vicar Choral of Lismore; collated 

July 1. lie died in October, 1794. 
1794. Gbobob Wm. BmiBTT. M. A. collated Feb. 6. [pp.] 
1799. Richard Woodward, D. D. Prebendary of Iniaoam; 

collated February 24. [pp.] He held this prefimnent 

till his death, which took place at Nice, in the Sardinian 

States (to which place he had gone for recoTcry of his 

health), on December 11, 1828. A tablet to his memory 

is erected in the Cathedral of Cloyne. 
1828. JouH Brivrlbt, M. A. (son of the eminent Dr. Brink- 
ley, Bishop of Cloyne) ; collated Dec. 31. [pp.] He died 

in February, 1847. • 

1847. Jouv Aloworth, B. A. Rector of Youghal; collated 

February 16. 

9. BALLTHAT (anciently bblagh atbs). 
1615. " Usurped by the Lord Roche, a layman." [R.V.] 
16|3- ^ouv Bimhbs; presented by the Crown on March 7. 
[Lib. Mun. Hib.] In 1623 he was (I think) appointed 
Chancellor of Christ Church, Dublin, but resigned that 



334 CLOYNE. 

dignity in 1627. In 163^ he was appointed a Vicar 
Choral of Cork, and in 1641 was Treasurer of Cloyne. 
163|. " Lord Roche takes the fruits, by resignation of John 
Binnes, the last Incumbent." [Reg. Vis.] 

1634. Edward Woode, M. A. was presented by the Crown, 
by lapse, May 28. [Rolls Office.] 

1635. Francis Thursbie ; admitted June 14. [ff.] 
1661. Richard Clarke, or Clerke. [V. B.] In 1662 this 

prebend is stated to be vacant. In 1664 Clarke was ap- 
pointed Prsecentor of Cork, and Prebendary of Do- 
noghmore. 

1664. John Vesey, M. A. Archdeacon of Armagh, succeed- 
ed. He resigned in 1667, and was made Treasurer. 

1667. Christopher Vowell, a Vicar Choral ; collated Oct. 
19. [ff.] He held it till the year 1700. 

1709. Richard Davies, M. A. appears. [V. B.] In 1712 
he was appointed a Vicar Choral of Cork. 

1720. Jonathan Bruce, M.A. (the Prebendary of Cooli- 
ney ?) collated August 30. He held this prebend till 
his death in 1758. 

1758. Joseph Stopford; collated September 20 [ff.]; in- 
stalled next day. [D. R.] He held the prebend forty- 
three years, till 1801. 

1801. Henry Sandiford, M. A. Prebendary of Brigown ; 
collated July 27. He died in January, 1826. 

1826. William Dunn; admitted June 17. [ff.] 

1834. Joseph Rogerson Cotter, M.A. collated May 1 7. 
He resigned in 1841, and became Prebendary of Do- 
noghmore. 

1841. William Hall, M. A. Chancellor of Cork; collated 
December 7. He resigned in 1849. 

1849. Henry Evans Sadleir, M. A. collated June 14. 



PREBENDARIES 335 

10. COOLB, COOILL, OR CUL. 

1291. John O'Hoitbtah appears. [Taxatio Pap.] 

1615. TuoMAS Wilson, M. A. a Prebendary of Cork, ap- 
pear*. [Reg. Via.] 

1618-1G24 ? Richard Jbsbop appears. [V. B. in Reg. Cork.] 
He was in posae sai on in 1634. [Reg. Vis.] 

163|. Thomas Roberts; admitted March 13. [fp.] In 
1640 he exchanged ihis stall ibr one in the church of 
Cork. But in 1641 he appears as IH«bendarj of Do- 
noghmore in thit cathedral. 

1640. Jambs Bruck, M. A. a Prebendary of Cork, ex- 
changed with his predecessor Roberts; admitted Sept 
24. [Fr.] In 1641 be was ptaadnwd of hia property by 
the rebels. 

16 — . JoHV Jbsmp. He rengned in 1661. 

1601. Lamcklot Smttu, a Vicar Choral ; oollated April 30. 
[I). R.] In 1662 he became a Pnbendary of Lismof«. 

1671. Francis BicHSB, or BucBBE, appears. [V. B.] He 
was a Prebendary and likewise a Vicar Choral of Lis- 
more. He died in 1713w 

17i;^ !! no RoFFKN, M. A, a Prebend jirj ul Cork; ad- 

I. ;.rll23. [ff.] He died in 172^ 

172}. Thomas Cooper, M. A. a Vicar Choral, and Pre- 
bendary of Killeaamor; admitted March 18. [ff.] 

1755. Robert Johnson, D. D. ooUated March 31. In 1756 
he was made Dean of Tuam ; and in 1759 was raised to 
the bishopric of Cloyne. 

1759. Richard Purcell; presented by the Crown, Novem- 
ber 16 [Lib. Mun.]; iDStituted November 26. [ff.] He 
held this prebend till his death on August 12, 1797. 

1798. Nathanael Maplbtoft, M. A. collated February 3. 
[ff.] He died on November 30, 1808. 

1809. Robert Austin, LL. D. Prebendary of Brigown ; 



336 CLOYNE. 

collated April 7. [ff.] He resigned in 1810, and was 

promoted to be Treasurer. 
1816. Robert Longfield, M. A. collated August 16. [fp.] 

(Quaere, if he was a Prebendary of Lismore in 1810?) 
1819. William Hales Hingston, B. A. Prebendary of 

Lackeen ; collated February 17. He died on January 23, 

1823, and was buried in the cathedral. 

1823. Samuel Gebrard Fairtlough, B. A. collated July 
23. [ff.] He resigned in 1824, and became Preben- 
dary of Killenemor. 

1824. Robert Bury, B. A. collated March 11. [ff.] 

11. KILMACLENAN. 

1615. Donogh Murry was Prebendary; "licensed to be 
absent five years for the purpose of study." [Reg. Vis.] 

1618. Thomas Hoveden (or Burdon?) (ordained Deacon 
and Priest, May 12, 1606) ; admitted November 10 ; in- 
stalled November 13. [Reg. Vis.] 

1620. John Boyle, D. D. the Bishop? See note below. 

162^. Emmanuel Phayre, B. A. (ordained Deacon, Decem- 
ber 23, 1604; Priest, February 24, 160^); presented by 
the Crovmy by patent(a) dated March 9 [Lib. Mun. Hib.] ; 
instituted June 6 ; installed June 18. He was Preben- 
dary in 1641 ; and in the rebellion of that year he was 
plundered of his goods, and lost his living, worth £50 a 
year. [MS. T. C. D. f.2. i8.] 

1661. " Mr. NoRCOTT." [V. B.] Quaere, John Norcott, or 
Northcott, who in 1666 was made Prebendary of Kil- 
lenemor ? 

1662 or 1663. James Cox, M. A. admitted June 16 ; on tho 

(a) N. B. The Patent states the prebend to be vacant by the death of the 
late Bishop [John Boyle.] If so, Bishop Boyle ought to be inserted among th« 
Prebendaries. But what then is to be said of Hoveden ? Boyle •iiooeed«d to die 
■ee in 1618, and died in July, 1620. 



PREBENDARIES. 337 

same clay he was made a Prebendary of Cork, [ff.] He 
vacated in 1G87. 
1687. Matthew JoNKs, M. A. Prebendary of Killenemor 
(quajre, of Donoghmore?); collated July 1. [D. R.] 

1693, John BuLKELBT, M. A. Prebondarv of Killenemor ; 
collated September 21. 

1 702. Edward Sthgk, M. A. afterwards D. D. Prebendary 
of Lackeen, and a Prebendary of Cork ; admitted July 6. 
[ff.] He resigned in 1 706. Qosre, if he afterward* be- 
came Chancellor of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Bishop of Ra- 
phoe, and Archbishop of Tuam ? 

1706. Walter Nbalb, LL. D. Prsoentor of Cork, and 
Chancellor of Ross; admitted September 3. He re- 
signed in a few months. 

170^. WiLUAM Tbvsison, M. a. adiuiited Feb. 11». [ff.] 

1713. John Ldkst, M. A. In 171 1 he resigned, and bo- 
came Prebendary of Donoghmore. 

nil- Francis GoRK, B. A. formerly Prebendary of Kill- 
enemor; admitted February 25. 

1748. Gborob Jackson, M. A. collated August 18. 

1761. NoRRBTS Jbphsov, B. a. (son of Antony Jephson, of 
Mallow, Esq.) ; collated May 16. [fp.] 

1768. John Barry, M. A. admitted November 24 [pp.], in- 
stalled same day. In this year he was made a Prebendary 
of Cork. In 1778 he was appointed Dean of Elphin. He 
died in 1794. 

1794. John Lombard; collated February 14; collated again 
March 19, 1799. He resigned in 1824. 

1824. John Nbwman Lombard, B. A. (son of his prede- 
cessor); collated July 16. In 1826 he was made a Pre- 
bendary of Cork, [pp.] He b the present Prebendary. 

12. 8UBULTER (OR SOBILTRE). 

1291. Charles O'Donchada, M. A. appears. [Taxatio 

MUNSTBR.] 2 X 



338 CLOYNE. 

Pap.] In 1 31 7 we find that Charles O'Donchada, Dean 
of Cloyne, died. [Cod. Clar. 46] 
1591. •' Vacant." [MS. T. C. D. e. 3. 14.] 

1615. Peter Bettesworth, " a scholar, licensed to be ab- 
sent five years for the purpose of completing his studies." 
[Reg. Vis.] 

1616. Patrick CoYNK (ordained Deacon, January 1, 161^; 
Piiest, July 16, 1615); collated September 23; installed 
November 5. [Reg. Vis.] He was Prebendary in 1641, 
in which year the Rebels plundered him of property to 
the amount of £234. [MS. T. C. D. f. 2. 18.] 

1661. William Smyth, D. D. [V. B.] In this year he was 
made a Prebendary of Cork. In 1666 he was collated 
to the prebend of Aghultie. 

1662. John Maskall, M. A. Prebendary of Cooliney; ad- 
mitted September 23. [ff.] 

1663. Nathanael Giles; collated September 23. [D. R.] 
1672. John Maskall, M. A. Prebendary of Cooliney, ap- 
pears again. [V. B.] He died on September 1, 1702. 

1702. Walter Atkin, M. A. a Minor Canon of St. Par 
trick's, Dublin; admitted September 1. [ff.] In 1710 
he resigned, and became Treasurer. 

1710. Robert Sesse, M. A. Diocesan Schoolmaster of 
Cloyne; afterwards a Vicar Choral; admitted July 5. 

1714. Robert Gibbon. [V. B.] Admitted August 5. I 
think he also held the prebend of Kilgobinett, in the 
church of Lisraore. He died in 1721. 

1721. Nicholas Quaytrod, M. A. a Scholar of Trinity 
College, Dublin : collated August 10. [ff.] In 1730 he 
resigned and became Chancellor. 

1730. Thomas Hall, M. A. Prebendary of Lackeen; ad- 
mitted November 6. [ff.] 

1737. Marmaddke Cox appears. [V. B.] 

1745. William Ward appears. [V. B.] 



PREBENDAKIES. 339 

1755. IIenrt Gbrvais, B. A. a Prebendary of Lismore, 
was presented by the Crown, November 6 [Lib. Mun.] ; 
admitted November 2b. In 1 768 he became Treasurer 
of Caiihel; and in 1772 Archdeacon of the same. 

17G8. Hekby Agab, B. A. (uncle of the first Viacount Clif- 
den, and younger brother of Dr. Agar, afterwards Arch- 
bbhop of Cashel) who had been educated at Westminster 
School, and at Christ Church, Oxford, was admitted 
July 30. [ff.] In 17<)H he resigned, and became 
Prebendary of Brigown. 

1769. Frahcu ATTSBBiniT, LL. D. e<iucated at Christ 
Church, Oxford; collated October 3. He resigned on 
June 14, 1770, and accepted the prebend of Brigown; 
but before the close of the year he rengned it for the 
Praccentorship. 

1770. Jamks Mocklks; collated June 14. [ff.] In 1778 
he was made a Vicar Choral. In 1 775 he was Diocesan 
Schoolmaster; and in 1784 became Archdeacon. 

1779. Jouv Lawlbss, M.A. collated Juno 18. He resigned 
on July 27, 1789, for the prebend of Donoghmore. 

1789. Jamks Hingstok, LL.B. (afterwards LL. D.) col- 
lated June 1. [ff.] Ho also held the rectories of 
AghabuUogue and of Whitechurch. He was Vicar>Ge- 
neral of tlie diocese fifty years, till his death on Deo. 6, 
1840, in the eighty-fifth year of his age. A ublet to 
his memory is erected in the Cathedral, bearing the in- 
scription given below(a). 

By his Will he bequeatlied ten pounds towards 

(a) 8Ma«d 

To Um Mcoiary <4 Um 

Bcv. J AMU UmonoM, LL. D. 

Vkar-G«iMnl of Uw IMooaM oT CkjDt. 

Aad Beeur and View oTUm PlHiah of AfiMbalkgiM. 

KmiMnUy diidaguUMil during • long Uii ibr *— ffMti PlMjr, •JttaMir* B«m- 



340 CLOYNE. 

building'a church on the lands of Aglis ; ten pounds to 
the poor of Cloyne, half of it to be given to sick and 
indigent roomkeepers, and the other half to the poor 
widows on his private list. Ten pounds to the poor of 
Whitechurch parish. Ten pounds to the poorof Agha- 
buUogue parish ; and ten pounds to buy necessary furni- 
ture for the church of Aghabullogue. [B. Charit. Be- 
quests.] 
1828. Nicholas Wrixon, M.A. admitted March 20. [ff.] 

13. cooLiNEY (or couhillane). 

1615. Thomas Holmes (ordained Deacon, October 28, 
1576 ; Priest, September 21, 1577) appears. [Reg. Vis.] 
He resigned in 1630. 

1630. Philip Holmes (ordained Deacon, September4, 1629 ; 
Priest, April 9, 1630) ; admitted April 7 ; installed April 
24. [Reg. Vis.] 

1661. Vacant. [V.B.] 

1663. John Maskall, M. A. aVicar Choral, appears. He sub- 
sequently exchanged this prebend for that of Subulter. 

166- ? Thomas Smyth (probably the Prebendary of Kil- 
lenemor). He died in 1666. [D. R.] 

1666. Theodore Vesey, M. A. collated July 26. [ff.] 
In 1673 he was made a Prebendary of Limerick; and 
in 1675 obtained a prebend in the church of Cork. 

volence, and Hospitality, no less than for Classical and Legal Attainments, and 
universally admitted Integrity and Impartiality. 

He fell asleep in Jesus, 
6th December, 1840, in the 85th year of his Age. 
The State of this Cathedral attests the Faithfulness with which he discharged the 
Duties of Economus to the Dean and Chapter for 40 Years ; and the Fact of no 
Appeal having been made from his Decisions as Judge of the Consistorial Court 
for half a Century proves his accurate Knowledge of Ecclesiastical Law, the Equity 
of his Mind, and the Soundness of his Judgment. 



PREBENDARIES. 341 

1677. Redmond (or Raymond) BuBOH or (Burke) ; admit- 
ted April 5. [ff.] 

168|. Matthew Jones, M. A. (brother or son of Dr. Jones, 
Iil^hop of Cloy ne; ordained Priest at Kilkenny Dec. 17, 
ir,sn^; adniiiled March 19. [ff.] In the following 
November he resigned, and became Precentor. 

I()84. JoNATiiAV Falkhbr, M. A. admitted May 22. [ff.] 
In IGbb he was appointed Treasurer of Cork. lie died 
in 1710. 

17jf Jonathan Bbuce, M. A. admitted January 20. [ff.] 
He was Prebendary of Ballyhay for some years. He 
resigned in 1 73G. I believe he was Dean of Kilfenora. 

17^(i. Charles Bunwortu, M. A. collated July 14. He 
resigned in 1740. 

1740. Jeremiah Kino, M.A. a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin ; collated Oct. 24. He held the stall forty-aeren 
years, and resigned in 1787. 

1787. Francis Clement, Prebendary of Killcnemor; col- 
lated Aug. 30. He held this sull till his death in 1809. 

1809. Jambs Hinoston, Junior, B. A. collated Sept. 14. 
He resigned in 1825. 

1825. Michael H. Brbchbb, M. A. colUted Aug. 20. [ff.] 
He died in Nov. 1847; upon which the appointment 
was suspended by the Lord Lieutenant and Privy Coun- 
cil, by an order dated December 23, 1847. 

(blbcted.) 

1848. John Torbbnb Ktle, B. A. (a son of Dr. Kyle, 
Bishop of Cork), Rector of Clondrohid, was elected by 
the Dean and Chapter. 

14. LACKEEN (or LACKENBT). 

1591. David Tibry appears. [MS. T. C. D. b. 3. 14.] 
1615. George Bradford appears. [Reg. Vis.] 



342 CLOYNE. 

1C2^? RicuAKD Williams (ordained Deacon March 17, 
162&; Priest, June 15, 11)21); collated January 28. He 
continued to hold it in 1634. [Reg. Vis.] 

1661 to 1678. In the Visitation Books of these years, the 
prebend is returned as " vacant, by reason of its poverty." 

1693. Edward Stnob, D. I), a Prebendary of Cork ; col- 
lated February 19. In 1702 he exchanged this prebend 
for that of Kilraaclenan. 

1702. Henry Maule, M. A. (ordained Priest in Trinity 
College, Dublin, by the Bishop of Cloyne, on June 18, 
1699); admitted August 15. [ff.] In 1706 he was 
made Rector of St. Mary, Shandon ; where he bestowed 
on the city the ground for erecting the Green Coat Hos- 
pital. He was also Vicar-General of the diocese of Cork 
and Ross. In November, 1720, he resigned, and be- 
came Dean; and in 1726 was advanced to the bishopric 
of this diocese. 

1720. Cornelius Pyne, a Scholar of Trinity College, Dub- 
lin; collated November 24. [ff.] In 172^ he exchanged 
this prebend for that of Aghultie. 

1722. Thomas Hall, M. A. collated August 27. In 1730 
he resigned, for the prebend of Subulter. 

1731. Peter Bunworth appears. [V. B.] 

1752. Edward Kippax appears. [V. B.] 

1759. Nathanael Boyce; collated May 19. [ff.] He 
died on May 31, 1792. 

1792. Richard Woodward, M.A. (son of Dr. Woodward, 
Bishop of Cloyne; ordained Priest at Clifton, near Bris- 
tol); collated June 22. [ff.] In 1798 he resigned, and 
became Prebendary of Iniscarra. 

1798. Robert Austin, Junior, B. A. (son of Robert Aus- 
tin, Archdeacon of Cork) ; collated August 29. [ff.] In 
1801 he resigned, and became Prebendary of Brigown. 

1801. Richard Townsbnd, B. A. Prebendary ofKillene- 
raor; collated July 30. [ff.] He died in 1808. 



PREBKNDARIKS. 348 

1808. William Bdtlkr,M. A. coIlatedJnne 27. [ff.] He 
resignc<l in lHl«>, ami bet-ame Prebendary of Aghultie. 

1816. William Halks Hikgstom, B. A. collated Sept. 21. 
[ff.] He resigned in 1819, for the prebend of Coole. 

1819. Bksjamiji Burton .Tounsox, B.A. collated Feb. 19. 
[ff.] He died in June, 1847. Upon his death, the 
Lord Lieutenant and Privj Council suspended the ap- 
pointment to this prebend, by an order datad Jane 29, 
1847. [Council Books.] 

(blbctbd.) 
1847. JoiiH P. Lawlk88 Ptvb, elected August 26. 

15. KiLCBBDAM. (Now part of the Pnecentorship.) 

1291. Thomas O'Situbtham, or Sichecbah, wm Preben- 
dary. [Taxatio Nic. Pap.] 

It appears from the Chancery Rolls, that in 1381 the King 
recovered from the Bishop the right of presentation to 
the prebend of Kilcredan. Tt now forms part of the 
corps of the pnecentorship, and did so in the year 1615. 
[Reg. Vis.] 

1400. JoRM Atlwabd, or Eylkwabd, was presented by the 
Crown, May 13. [Rot. Pat. 1 Henry IV.] He was Arch- 
deacon of Cashel, and a Preliendary of Limerick. 

1409. Mauricb Cooobbamb, Rector of Dunganran; pre- 
sented by the Crown, February 5. [Rot. Pat. 11 Hen. 
IV.] Two years afterwards the Crown gave him a pre- 
bend in Kilkenny, and one in St Patrick's, Dublin. 



AoHCROSSE, " The Chancellor's 

prebend ;" 
Dbsbbt, '* The Archdeacon's 

prebend ;" 
Farrihib, " The' Dean's pre- 

bend ;" 



are so named in a Regal 
Visitation Book of 
1615. [Prerog. Office.] 



344 CLOYNE. 



CANONS. (No Stall named.) 

1250. David O'Moluchim. [Reg. Dec. Lim.] 

1253. O . [Id.] 

1291. Gilbert M' Abraham; his prebend is set down as 
" Porcio de Wissert, et de Druinor." 

1324. David le Waleys, and Thomas O'Laghnan, are 
named as Canons. [Rot. Cane. Hib.] 

1377. Roger Bravbrooke is mentioned as being a member 
of the cathedral of Cloyne at this time. [Rot. Cane] It 
appears by a manuscript in Trinity College, Dublin, that 
he was Archdeacon from A. D. 1361 to 1376. 



VICARS CHORAL. 

These are now five in number ; formerly they were four. 

1612. Thomas Davies (ordained Deacon and Priest, May 
30, 1602) ; admitted February 22 ; installed August 20, 
1615. [Reg. Vis.] In 1618 he was made Prebendary of 
Iniskenny, in the church of Cork ; but continued a Vicar 
Choral till 1634 at least. 

1615. Henry Stone, -» 

Thomas Westmore, TPPear. [Reg. Vis.] 

161^. John Brock, M. A. a Vicar Choral and a Prebendary 

of Cork; admitted January 12 [ff.] ; installed March 27. 

1618? Deane Stack. [A dateless V. Book of this period.] 

1628. Charles Caldwell, a Prebendary of Cork ; admitted 
October 28. [Reg. Vis.] 

1629. SiRACH GiLSLAND (ordained Deacon, June 26, 1616; 
Priest, February 9, 1618); admitted January 10; in- 
stalled March 1. [Reg. Vis.] He afterwards became 
Rector of Murragh in the diocese of Cork ; and in 1641 



VICARS CHORAL. 345 

was plundered by the rebels, and lost his living, worth 
£40 per annum. [MS. T. C. D. f. 2. 15.] 

1637. Henry Ruogb (ordained Priest, May 24, 1628); ad- 
mitted December 21. [T. Berm.] He was a Fellow of 
Youghal College in 1631. In 1640 he was made Pre- 
bendary of Cahirultan ; and in 1661 became I3ean; but 
still he retained hia office of Vicar Choral. 

1661. John Maskall, M. A. alone. [V. B.] In 1663 he 
was made Prebendary of Cooliney. 

1663. Lancelot Smyth, Prebendary of Coole. 

Dakxbl C0H8IDINE. He was a Prebendary of Killa- 

loe. He died in 1691 or 1692. 
CuRisTOPHBB VowKLL. Ho became Prebendary of 
Ballihay. 

1669. John Rdgob, Prebendary of Kilmaodonagh, and a 
Prebendary of Cork, appears. 

1669. William Vbalb. He held two places ; he was made 
Organist, still continuing a Vicar for many years. 

Daniel Fitzsvmoxs. In 1679 he was made Prie- 

oentor of Ferns. 

1675. Simon Radcliffb. [Vis. B.j In 1686 he became a 
Prebendary of Lismore. 

1682. Jambs Wadb. [Ibid.] 

1692. Thomas Simcockbs, B. A. [Ibid.] In 1693 he was 
made Prebendary of Cahirultan. 

1696. John Armstbad appears. In 1700 he became Pre- 
bendary of Glanworth. 

1699. RoBART Srssb (Schoolmaster). In 1710 he was made 
Prebendary of Subulter. 

170|. Thomas Ok)pbr, M. A. admitted January 10. [ff.] 
In 1709 he and Veale were the only Vicars ; or, he alone 
was Vicar, Veale being Organist. [V. B.] In 1720 he 
was made Prebendary of Killencmor. 

1721. Thomas Kearney; admitted April 22. [D. R] In 
1729 he was Organist also. 

MUN8TKR.] 2 T 



346 CLOYNE. 

1728. Southwell Rickard, M. A, a Scholar of T. C. D. In 
1730 he was made Prebendary of Killenemor. He was 
Diocesan Schoolmaster. 

RiCKABD Lloyd, M. A. I think he held a prebend 

in the church of Cashel in the year 1756. He resigned 
in June, 1770, having holden his place forty-two years. 

1730. William Lewis, M . A. (v. Rickard), Prebendary of 
Killenemor, 

1754. Rev. David Lewis, M. A. (v. William Lewis); ad- 
mitted October 7. [D. R.] He died in November, 1768, 
and was buried in the cathedral churchyard. 

1759. Rev. William Stopford (v. D. Lewis); appointed 
by the Crown, October 1 [Lib. Mun.] ; admitted Janu- 
ary 10; he resigned on May 26, 1772. 

1766. William Kenagh, Gent. (v. T.Kearney); admitted 
January 18. In 1769 he was Organist. 

1770. Richard Lloyd, Gent. (v. R. Lloyd) ; admitted June 
16. [ff] He died shortly afterwards. 

1770. George Dunbar, Gent, admitted April 27 [ff.] ; in- 
stalled May 9. He resigned in 1803. 

1771. John Shaw (v. Kenagh) and David Bourkk (v. 
Lloyd); admitted on January 21. [ff.] Bourke held his 
place fifty-four years, till 1825. 

1772. James Mockler, Prebendary of Subulter; admitted 
June 26. [Vis. Book.] 

1773. Henry Cornelius (v. Mockler); admitted January 
19. He held his office fifty-three years, and died in 
September, 1826. 

1775. Michael Angelo Brunette; admitted March 30,1773. 
After holding his place fifty years, he resigned in 1825. 

1775. " George Dunbar, Esq. holds one vicar choral^hip, 
John Shaw, David Burke, Henry Cornelius, and 
Michael Angelo Brunette, Choristers, hold the other 
three vicar choralsliips between them." A similar ar- 
rangement continued for many years. [Vis. Book.] 



VICARS CHORAL. 347 

1784. Rev. Matthew Slkatbb, a Scholar of T. C. D. (v. 
Shaw); admitted July 11. 

178G. Robert Lindsay (Gent.); adinitted January 10, 
Like three of the preceding Vicars, Mr. Lindsay re- 
tained his otCcu fifty yean (or more). 

1787. James Walsh (v.Sleatcr); admitted Nov. 13. [ff.] 

1 792 Thomas Dormsb (t. Walsh) ; admitted Oct 12. [fp.] 
In 1797 he became a Vicar Choral of CaaheL 

1798. John Rotai. Wxuuhso* (v. Dormer); admitted Fe- 
bruary 14. 

1825. James Hingstov, Jun. B.A. Prebendary of Cooliney 
(v. D. Bourkc, deceased) ; admitted July 25. 

1825. JoHM Warbubtov, M. A. Precentor of Limerick (v. 
M. A. Brunette, resigned) ; admitted July 26. 

1827. CuABLBs MooBB Stbwabt, Clerk (t. Cornelius); 
presented by the Crown, the see being vacant, June 7. 
[ff.] He died in 1831. 

1828. WiLUAM Hallobah (v. Hingston) ; admitted Fc- 
bruary 20. [ff.] 

1831. Matthew Bbimklbt, Gent. B. A. (v. Stewart, do- 
oeased); admitted March 31. [ff.] 

1833. Geoboe O'Comvob, M. A. (v. Halloran) ; admitted 
October 2. Ho was Prebendary of Castleknock, in St. 
Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. He died in 1844 

1834. William Roobbb, B1 A. (v. Lindsay) ; instituted May 
17. In 1841 he was elected by the Dean and Chapter to 
perform Uie duties of Prebendary of Kilmaodonagh. 

In 1841 the further appointment to the offices of Vicars 
Choral was suspended by the Lord Lieutenant in Coun- 
cil, upon the recommendation of the E^Iesiastical Com- 
missioners. 

KVD OF CLOYMS OIOCBSB. 



348 ROSS. 



DIOCESE OF ROSS. 

The diocese of Ross is situate in the south-western 
part of the county of Cork. It is of no great extent. 
The city appears to have borne the name of" Ross Aili- 
thri, or Ross Elidhir" (Ross of Pilgrims), in ancient times ; 
to distinguish it from several other places in Ireland 
named Ross. 

We have very little information concerning the foun- 
dation of the see. It is generally believed that it took 
its rise in the sixth century, from St. Fachnan, who was 
Abbat of Dar-inis, or St. Molana, a monastery situate on 
the river Blackwater, a few miles above its mouth, at 
Youghal. Fachnan erected a monastery and school at 
Ross ; this obtained episcopal rank, and he became its 
first Bishop. 

From the year 1583 the See of Ross has been holden 
in connexion with that of Cork ; and by the Church Tem- 
poralities Act of 1834, it was permanently annexed to 
those of Cork and Cloyne. '* The Cathedral of Ross is 
counted a parish church as well as a cathedral." [Bishop 
Downes' Journal.] 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

No Seal of a Bishop of Ross is engraved in Harris's edition 
of Ware's Bishops ; but an ancient seal, being the privy 
seal of Bishop Stephen Browne, who was promoted to 
this See in 1402, is in possession of the Very Rev. Ri- 
chard Butler, Dean of Clonmacnois, and Vicar of Trim. 
[See below, p. 352.] 



BISHOPS. 349 

TAXATION OP TIIK SEE, AND OF THE CHAPTER. 

1. A. D. 1291. By Authority of Pope Nicholas IV. (1) 

Bona Episcopi 

Boflsensia, xxix.""" x.* vi/ ob. Deo. xxxix.* ^m.* ob. 
EccleaUdeRoas 

Cathedndifl, xx.' 

No prebends or dignitiei tre named m tach ; but the foU 
lowing prebendal churchee appear taxed, via. : 

Ecclema de Insula, L"^ 

M de Tagumlag (Timoleague), ti.*^ 

Bath (quere, Bahin, or Temple Bryan?) iiii."*^ 

8. Anoih»Tasatiim {quart cfPope B<miface VJIJ. m 1302 f) 

Bedditus et Provcntus Do- 
mini Episcopi Boaaensb 
in Spiritualibus et Tem« 

pondibus, xxvi."** x.» Doc. xxxv.'vili.* 

Ecoleeia Cathedralis Boe- 

senns, iii."** Doe. iiL* 

N. B. This latter is uken from the original Boll in the 
Exchequer Ofllcc, Ix>ndon ; the former from the copy 
printed in vol. ii. of the " Beports of the Commissioners 
on Irish Beoords." Probably one is the Taxation of Pope 
Nicholas, and the other that of Bonifaoe. 

3. A.D. 1588-90. By ComtmuUmtn <f Qusm Elizabeth. 

Episcopatus, £10 

Decanatus, 320 

Prscentoriatus, 2 

Cancellariatus, . 2 0' 

Thesaurariatus, . 6 8 

Archidiaconatus, 3 10 



13 


4 





















350 ROSS. 

Praeb. de Insula, 1 

„ Dromdaleigue(a), 1 

„ Timolegge, 4 

Rectoria de Donaghmore, 1 

SUCCESSION OF BISHOPS. 

A. D. 550-570(?). St. Fachnan, Abbat of the monastery 
of St. Molana, a man of probity and wisdom. He flou- 
rished about the middle of the sixth century, but the 
time of his death is unknown. 

St. Finchad is said to have succeeded Fachnan ; but Lani- 
gan is of opinion that this is a mistake of Sir James 
Ware. [See Eccl. Hist. ii. 197.] All which is known 
of him is, that he was educated at the school of St. Fin- 
barr, first Bishop of Cork. 

Of the remaining Bishops, until the English conquest, Ware 
had discovered only the name of one, DongalM'Folaght ; 
whom Flaherty, in his " Ogygia," styles the twenty-se- 
venth prelate from St. Fachnan, 

1172. Benedict was Bishop in 1172, and sat for about 
eighteen years after. 

1190. His successor was Maurice, who died in 1196. 

1197. Danlel, a secular Priest, having presented himself at 
Rome as Bishop elect of Ross, was consecrated there by 
the Pope's authority. How long he continued in the 
see is uncertain, but it appears that he was displaced by 
the Pope on . account of some gross irregularities and 
falsehoods in the manner of his obtaining the preferment; 
and the see remained vacant three years. Ware gives 
an account of the dispute, extracted from the Decretal 
Epistles of Pope Innocent III. 

12 — . Florence, one of the monks of Ross, who had been 

(a) N. B This now belongs to Cork diocese. 



BISHOPS. 351 

canonically elected by the Chapter, disputed the validity 
of the election of his predecessor, and, upon furnishing 
satisfactory proofs of that objection, he was appointed 
Bishop by authority of the Pope ; the date of hb appoint- 
ment is not ascertained. Ho was consecrated by the 
Archbishop of Cashcl. He was sitting as Bishop in 
1210. and died in 1222. 

1222. RoBKET (by some writers called Richard) <tuccoedcd. 
lie was Bishop in 1225* and how long afic'rwanls is not 
known. 

12 — . Floeknc£ (or Fihin) O'Cumihsiia was Bishop of 
lioss, and resigned his see in 1252. 

1253. BIaubicb, Praoentor of Clo3rne, was elected Bishop, 
and was oonfinned by the Kings letters patent. In 
12Ci^ he resigned his see, and entered a Franciscan mo- 
nastery. 

1209. Waltke O'Mictuiah, a Franciscan friar, became 
Bishop; and, having goremed the diooese five years, 
died on December 25, 1274. [MS. T. C. I), v. i. i8.] 

1275. PcTKn O'HuixKCAa, or O'Hallachav, a Cistercian 
monk, suooocdod. His temporalities were restored to 
him by the King, on April 13. He died in 1290. 

1290. Laurkkcb, a Canon of Ross, succeeded Peter. Ho 
died in 1309, and was buried in his cathedral. 

1310. Matthsw O'FniN, an Abbat, was elected Bi»hop by 
the Dean and Chapter, under a license from King Ed- 
ward II. on March 8, 13f J. He exerted himself sue- 
oessfuUy to recover some possessions belon^ng to his 
see. He died on October 16, 1330. 

1331. Laubkncb O'Holobcan (O'Hullecak, or O'Hodla- 
ciiah) was elected Bishop, and was confirmed by the 
Dean and Chapter of Cashel (tlie metropolitan see being 
then vacant), on April 30. He died in 1335. 

1336. Duiis was consecrated Bishop ; and as it is recorded 



352 ROSS. 

that Denis, Bishop of Ross, died in 1377, Ware sup- 
poses that this prelate held his see forty-one years. In 
1358 the King, who had an esteem for him, on account 
of his diligence in reforming the people of his diocese, 
restored to him certain lands, of which he had been im- 
properly deprived by the Royal Escheator. [Rot. Glaus. 
32 Edw. III.] 

1378. Bernard O'Connor, a Franciscan friar, succeeded 
by Papal provision ; and, having taken the oath of alle- 
giance, obtained the royal assent on Feb. 3, 137^. 

1402. Stephen Brown, a Professor of the Carmelite order, 
succeeded by the Pope's provision, and, having made 
the requisite declarations, and renounced all clauses in 
the Pope's Bull which were prejudicial to the rights of 
the Crown, was restored to his temporalities on May 6. 
Mem. — His privy seed is in the possession of the Very Rev. 
Richard Butler, Dean of Clonmacnois and Vicar of Trim. 
It is circular, containing, within a double tressure of in- 
terlaced trefoils, a shield, bearing quarterly three bars, 
and a mitre ; and is inscribed seceetvm stepani episcopi 

KOSSENSIS. 

14 — . Matthew, Bishop of Ross, died about the year 1417 
or 1418. [Rot. Pat. 7 Hen. V.] 

1418. Walter Format, D. D. a Franciscan friar, succeeded 
Matthew, by Papal provision, on November 14. He 
died in 1424. 

1426. Cornelius Mac Elchada, a Franciscan friar, was 
promoted by Papal provision, in the room of W. Formay, 
on August 18. The Pope had previously appointed 
John Bloxvorch ; but, as he neglected to perfect the ne- 
cessary documents, his appointment was cancelled. The 
Four Masters call this prelate Conor Mac Faolchuda, and 
state that he died in 1448. 

14 — . The next Bishop to be found on record is Thadt, 



BISHOPS. 353 

who held the see on January 29, 1488, and died soon 
afterward :«. 

1489. Odo (or Hugh) succeeded in 1489, and died in 
1494. 

1494. Kdmuitd Ck>iXRCBT, D. D. a Franciscan friar, Bishop 
of Cloghcr, was tranaUted to Roaa, on Sept. 26. He 
died at a very advanced age, on March 14, 151|; and 
was buried in the monastery of Timoleague, Co. Cork, 
of which he was formerly a member, and to which he 
had been a great benefactor. 

1519. John O'Mubilt, a Cistercian monk, and afterwards 
Abbat of Maure (or De Fonte moo), in Myross parish, 
county of Cork, became Bishop of Ross; and died within 
a year, namely, on Jan. 9, 15^J. He was buried, like 
his predecessor, in the monastery of Timoleague. 

1520. BoMAVKSTDBB, a native of Spain, succeeded, probably 
by tlie Popes provision. He was Bishop in 1523; but 
when he vacated we know not. 

15 — . Dkbmoo M'Dohvkll (Mac Dommuil) was Bishop in 
1544. He died in 1552. 

1551. John appears, under the title of Hibtiup ot \{i»<, in 
1551; thercrore Ware was of opinion that I)<-nn<><lhtid 
- resgnod his see before his death. 

15 — . Thomas O'Hehuht (or O'Hibhlatha) is found at- 
tending the Council ofTreut, in 1563, as Bishop of Ross. 
O'SulIcvan, in his (Compendium of the History of Ire- 
land, remarks, that he was detained prisoner in England 
for some time, but at length was discharged, as being 
half-witted. He resigned his see in 1570, but lived until 
l.'i79. He was buried in the Observantine Franciscan 
Abbey of Kilcrea, in the county of Cork. 

1582. WiLUAM Lyon was consecrated Bishop of Ross, to 
which he had been appointed by patent dated May 12, 
1582; and in the next year obtained the sees of C^rk 

MUHSTKR.] 2 z 



354 ROSS. 

and Cloyne in commendam. Before his appointment, 
viz. in 1576, the Lord Deputy, Sir Henry Sidney, had 
recommended Cornelius O'Brien for this bishopric. [Sid- 
ney's Letters, vol. i. p. 158.] 

From that period the see of Ross has never been 
holden separately from Cork: and the scries of its Bi- 
shops will be found under that diocese. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

There is no record remaining of the first erection of this 
Chapter. We find a Dean, Archdeacon, Chantor, and 
Treasurer mentioned in the year 1198 or 1199. [See 
the Decretal Epistles of Pope Innocent III. Epist. 364. 
Op. torn. i. p. 213, Edit. Baluzii.] It would seem that 
the deanery was formerly elective. 

CHAPTER SEAL. 

In Harris's Ware we have an engraving of a seal of the 
Dean and Chapter, which is dated 1661, and probably 
was then copied from an impression of a more ancient 
one. It bears the figure of St. Fachnan, the founder of 
the see, standing between a church and a round tower. 
Around it is the inscription: 

SIGILLVM COMMVNE DECANI ET CAPITVLI R0SSENSI8. 1 66 1. 

DEANS. 

1381 and 1383. John O'Houlachan appears. [MS. T. C. D. 
F.I. 1 8, and Cod. Clarend. 46.] 

1591. Robert Sturton, or Shirton, appears; quaere, Pre- 
bendary of Desertmore, in the church of Cork? He 
was Vicar of Kinsale at this time. [MS. T.C.D. E.3.14.] 



DEANS. 355 

1615. Hugh Pbbcstal, or PERSKVAiXf M. A. was Dean. 
He likewise held the prebend of Timoleague ; and was 
Rector or Prebendary of Holy Trinity, Cork. He died 
in 1630. [Ileg.Vifl.] 

1G3^. WillTam Bolton, B. A. Treasurer, and a Prebendary 
of Cork; admitted January 8. [ff.] " The Dignitaries 
and Prebendariea of Koat presented the said William 
Bolton to the Bishop, to and for the deanery of Ross, on 
December?, 1630; which dignity was confirmed to him 
by the said Bishop, on December U, 1630." [Reg. Vis.] 
The Royal Visitors in 1634 call him "an ancient and a 
painfull prcacher"(a). 

1637. Georob Hobsst, or Horlby, educated at Westmin- 
ster School and at Cambridge, was presented by the 
Crown; patent Nor. 19. [Lib Mun. Hib.] Admitted 
January 8, 173} [ff.], or September 12. [T. Berm.] 

1639. John Chappbll, B. D. s u cceeded. His patent was 
dated September 7. [Rolls Office.] He was appointed 
a Prebendary of Cork in 1638. [ff.] See above, p. 272. 

166|. JoHif EvKLKiOH, M.A. Precentor ofCloyne; patent 
January 19. [Ibid.] In the same year he was presented 
by the Crown to the rectory of Killane in the diocese of 
Cork. 

I679. RowLAVD Datibs, M.A. a Prebendary of Cork and of 
Cloyne ; instituted, $ed4 nuon/s^ by the Archbishop of 
Cashel, February 10. In 1689 he was attainted by King 
James II. In 1693 he was Vicar-General of the diocese 
of Cloyne. In 1695 the county of Cork made its ac« 
knowledgments to him for his great services against the 

(a) Manjr neh brief and quaint raowriu occur in Um B«(al VWUtka boolu. 
Thm, In Um dioww of Limerick, w« have : 

'* Samuel Pov, an booeit man, and a preacber.** 

'* Tlwniaa Biit, M. A. a food pwachic, and an lioawt man." 

" John Wood, an boocat nun, bat ae Bwadwr . " te. Iw. 



356 ROSS. 

Tories. [Bp. Downes's MS.] In 1707 he became Prje- 
centor of Cork. He resigned this deanery in 1710. 

17^§. Richard Griffith, M. A. patent dated March 24. 
[Lib. Mun. Hib] Installed May 4. [ff.] 

1717. Valentine French, M. A. a Scholar of Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin ; a Prebendary of Cork ; patent April 20. 
[Ibid.] Installed May 16. [ff.] He died in 1732 or 1733. 

1733. Jemmet Browne, M.A. Treasurer, was appointed 
by King's letter dated September 14 [lb.] ; instituted 
November 2. In 1742-3 the Crown presented him to the 
benefice of Rincorran and Taxax (Tagh-Sachsen), in the 
diocese of Cork; in 1743 he was raised to the see of 
Killaloe ; and subsequently to Dromore, and to Cork. 

1743. Arthur St. George, D. D. Chancellor of Clogher; 
presented by King's letter on May 16 [lb.]; instituted 
July 13. He died in 1772. 

1772. Wensley Bond, M. A. formerly a Scholar of Trinity 
College, Dublin ; presented Nov. 5 ; instituted August 
12, 1773. [D. Reg.] In 1774 he became a Prebendary 
of Elphin ; and in 1776 he was made Treasurer of Ferns. 
Ailer holding this deanery more than forty years, he 
resigned in 1813. 

1813. James Forward Bond, B.A. presented July 23; in- 
stituted July 30; installed July 31. He held it till 
August, 1829. 

1829. James Stannus, M.A. Patent September 9; in- 
stituted October 8 ; installed October 9. In January, 
1836, he was presented to the rectory of Lisburn, county 
of Antrim. He is the present Dean. 



PRECENTORS. 

1198. A PrsBcentor is mentioned; but the name is not 
known. (Sec p. 354.) 



PRECENTORS. 357 

1380. Nicholas OHoulathan (or Houlachan), perhaps a 
brother of the Dean at this time, appears. [Cod.Clar. 36.] 

1591. Vacant. [MS. T.C.D. b. 3. 14] 

1612. Thady (or Teigk) M'Dokkbll O'Donovan (ordained 
Priest, April 6, 1612) ; probably the same who had been 
Tr«uurer in 1591, Sui. collated Sept. 20; installed Sept. 
30. He was still Prebendary in 1634. [Reg. Vis.] 

166f . RoGBR BoYLB, D. D. Dean of Cork ; admitted Feb. 
6. [ff.] In the course of this year he resigned, and be- 
came Treasurer of Cioyne. In 1667 he was r^sed to 
the bishopric of Down and Connor. 

1663. Henry Parr; admitted October 7. [ff.] In 1664 
he was made Chancellor of Cork. 

1675. TuoMA8GooDiiAV,M.A.(quaBre, Treasurer of Cork?); 
admitted July 3. [ff.] 

1681. JoHii Patricksoh, M. A. admitted June 1. [ff.] In 
1684 he became Prebendary of Trinity, in the church 
of Cork ; but resigned that prebend in the next year for 
the pnecentorship of Cioyne. In 1704 he was Proctor 
for the Chapter of Boas in the Convocation. He died 
in 1718. 

1718. AxDRBW Symrs, B. a. Prebendary of Currogranc- 
ipore, and a Prebendary of Cork; admitted May 3. 
[ff.] He died in the following year. 

1719. Thomas Russell, M. A. a Prebendary of Cork [V.B.] ; 
again admitted June 30, 1724. [ff.] He died in 1745. 

1745. JohsMadrass; collated April 20. He wasstill Pras- 
centorin 1772. [V.B.] 

1775. William Jepusov, D. D. Archdeacon of Cork, ap> 
pears. [V.B.] Ho died in 1791. 

1791. Fitzgerald Tisdall, B. A. collated March 2ii. He 
was made a Vicar Choral of Cork in this year. He re- 
signed on November 11 in the same year, [ff.] 

1791. Arthur Hyde, B. A. collated December 22; at the 
same time he was made a Vicar Choral of Cork, [ff.] 



358 ROSS. 

1815. Arthur Hyde, Junior, M. A. (son of his predecessor), 
collated July 27 [ff.] ; installed July 29. He is the pre- 
sent Praecentor. 



CHANCELLORS. 

1591. John O'Hea appears. [MS. T.C.D. e. 3. 14.] 

1615. Thomas Newton appears. He was also a Vicar 
Choral. [Reg- Vis.] 

16|§. John Eveleigh; admitted March 18. [ff.] In 1661 
he was made Praecentor of Cloyne ; and in 1664 Dean of 
Ross. 

1671. Richard Synge; admitted May 15; and on the same 
day he was appointed a Prebendary of Cork, [ff.] In 
1674 he resigned, and became Archdeacon of Cork. 

1674. Nicholas Bolton; admitted June 12. [ff.] Heap- 
pears to have been collated again, on May 4, 1675. [lb.] 

1683. Walter Neale, LL. D. Prebendary of Templebryan, 
and Archdeacon of Ardfert ; collated November 7. [ff.] 
In 1686 he was made Praecentor of Cork. He was 
Vicar- General of Cork and Ross in 1694. He resigned 
his chancellorship in 1706. 

170f. Cornelius Hignett, M. A. a Prebendary of Cork ; 
admitted February 6. [ff.] He died in 1727. 

1727. Peter Waterhouse, M. A. collated January 31 ; in- 
stalled February 10. He was likewise a Vicar Choral 
of Cork, [ff.] In 173§ he was appointed Praecentor of 
Cork ; and took a new collation to his chancellorship, on 
January 31. He died in 1750. 

1750. St. John Browne, LL. D. a Prebendary of Cork; 
collated April 19. He resigned in 1774. 

1774. Thomas Adderly Browne, LL. D. educated at Tri- 
nity College, Oxford ; collated April 29. In 1 780 he 



TREASURERS. 359 

was made Vicar Choral of Tuam. He died in January, 
1798. fFF.] 
1 798. Gborgb Armstrono, B. A. collated June 28. [ff.^ 
He died in 1837. At his death the appointment was 
suspended by the Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council, 
by an order dated May 25. 1837. [Council Books.] 

{ELECTED.) 

1837. WiLUAM Jomisov, B. A. was elected by the Dean 
and Chapter, on August 31. 



TREASURERS. 

1 198. A Treasurer is mentioned at this yetr; but his name 
has not come down to as. (See above, p. 854.) 

1591. DovBLL DovovAM appears. [MS. T. C. D. b. 3. 14.] 
Probably this is the person who is called Tady M*Donell 
O'Donovan in 1615, bong then Praoentor. [R^. Via.] 

161 }. WiLLUM BoLTOV, B. A. (ordained Deacon and Priest, 
March 26. 1602), collated Feb. 24. [Reg. Vis.] In 1619 
he held the prebend of Desertmore in the cathedral of 
Cork, [ff.] In 163) he became Dean of Roas. [ff.] 

1631. Loina Vigors, B. A. (ordained Deacon and Priest. 
November 5, 1603); collated March 28; installed Blay 
7. [Reg.Vis.](a) 

(«) In IMS, hb aon, Uiteam Tlgoi^ wites to Dmo Jom* mom pntladtn 
oniMB«bda'b«liaTloviawv«nly«fti«rMaBgUr. B«Hjt:— ."TteBabtbhav* 
■Mds a dnghtar-hooM oritoOMkalnlGhMBliflrBaM. mkI (bflyUa thaireowa 
■od thmf in it Mjr fltflMr Uufy cum ovtr, aad makm known ao naeh. B« 
bath lired in tbe aaid town tMrty jmn, and omm, aad hath baai a good part of 
thaUmaTrMHim'artlMMiddwNh." [M&T.C IX r. 3. ti.] 

With i«|)Mt to tte ritfi «r LhMrick, ha adda :— •• TiM Babda 



360 ROSS. 

1671. Nicholas WiNTKRBORNE, M. A. Prebendary of Ti- 
moleague, appears. He was likewise Treasurer of Cork. 
[V. B.] In 1672 he obtained a prebend in the church 
of Cork. 

1676. William Hull, M.A. admitted December 21. [ff.] 
He held this dignity forty-seven years, and died in 1723. 

172|. Jkmmet Browne, B. A. a Vicar Choral of Cork; ad- 
mitted February 3. [ff.] In 172|^ he was made Praecen- 
tor of Cork. In 1733 he became Dean of Ross; and 
subsequently Bishop of Killaloe, of Dromore, &c. 

173|. Hart Smith, M.A, a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin ; collated Feb. 8. [V. B.]. In 1735 he became 
a Prebendary of Cork. He died in 1761. 

1761. Thomas Browne, M.A. Praecentor of Cork; collated 
May 8. He died in May, 1762. 

1762. John Chetwood, B. A. collated June 11. In 1780 
he was made Praecentor of Cork. He resigned this 
treasurership on February 27, 1799 [ff.], and became a 
Vicar Choral of Cork. 

1799. John Griffith, B. A. collated July 19. [ff.] He 
held the dignity till his death in 1824. 

1824. Robert Kingsborough St. Lawrance, M. A. (son 
of Dr. St. Lawrance, Bishop of Cork) ; collated May 25 
[ff.] ; installed June 12. He is the present Treasurer. 



ARCHDEACONS. 

1197. The Archdeacon's name of this period is not now 

known. (See above, p. 354.) 
1301. William was Archdeacon. [MS. T.C.D. p. i.i8.] 

gunpowder in Limerick ; and all St. Munchin's and St John's Church is digged 
up three or four feet deep for saltpetre : and some say thoy make a hundred 
pounds n week : some say less." [MS. T. C. D. f. 3. 11.] 



ARCHDEACONS. 3GI 

1591. Meredith Hanmer, D. D. was an Knglishman, edu- 
cated at Oxford. In 1593 he was made Treasurer of 
Walerford; and in 1595 became a Prebendary of Christ 
Church, Dublin ; where see a fuller account of him and 
his writings. [MS. T. C. D. k. 3. 14.] 
1615. Theodore Arthur, ti A. appean. [Reg. Visit] 
1619. Nicholas Hall, B. A. (ordained Deacon and Priest, 
Oct. 9, 1597) ; admitted Sept. 25 ; insullod Oct. 26. In 
1026, and again in 1634, we find him a Prebendary of 
Cork; and in 1635 a Vicar Choral of that cathedral, [fp.] 
About 1639? Thomas Frith, M. A. was Archdeacon. [T. 
Bcrm.] He was Vicar- General of the dioceae in 1639. 
[Four Masters.] In the rebellion of 1641 ho lost goods 
and property to the amount of £1126 ; and his church- 
livings, worth annually £230; and his jurisdictions in the 
dioceses of ArdfeH and Ross, wortli £70. [MS. T.C.D. 
f. 2. 18.] 
1664. Josah Stowbll; admitted June 15. [ff.] 
1669. Feakcis Synor, D. D. admitted July 17. [ff.] 
1675. WiLUAM FiTZOBRALO, M. A. Dean of Cloync, and 
a Prebendary of St. Patrick's, Dublin; presented by the 
Crown on November 24. [Lib. Mun. Hib.](a) He was 
one of the clergy attainted by King James II. In 1691 
he was rused to the bishoprics of Clonfert and Kilmac- 
duagh ; but appears to have retained the archdeaconry 
for some time. In 1694 it is pronounced vacant by his 
promotion. [Reg. Armagh.] 
1 695. Hbkrt ScARDBviLLB, B. D. colUted August 1 . [D. R.] 
He was also Dean of Cloy ne, and Prebendary of Swords 
in St Patrick's, Dublin. He died in 1703. 
1 703-4. Francis Quaylb, D. D. a Prebendary of Clojme ; 
collated February 23. He died in 1716. 

(•) Tb« Fint Fniito' Ritunu d«te hk tAuAmkm 00 tbth Maj, K77. 
MDNSTKR.] 3 A 



362 ROSS. 

1716. Giles Eyre, M. A. admitted August 27. [ff.] In 
1717 he was made Chancellor of Cork; and in 1728 
Dean of Killaloe; in 1730 a Prebendary of Clonfert ; 
and in 1737 Treasurer of Kilmacduagh. He died in 1749. 

1749. Edward Browne, B. A. a Vicar Choral of Cork ; col- 
lated March 13; collated again, May 14, 1750, after 
being appointed Praecentor of Cork. He died in 1777. 

1777. Joseph Weld, M. A. collated Dec. 17. In 1781 he 
was made a Prebendary of Cork, [ff.] He died in 1781. 

1781. Michael Tisdall, M. A. a Vicar Choral of Cork ; 
collated November 30. On the same day he was made 
a Prebendary of Cork, [ff.] 

1788. Hon. Percy Jocelyn, B, A. Treasurer of Cork ; col- 
lated December 5. [ff.] He resigned in 1790. 

1790. James Archibald Hamilton, D. D. collated March 
19. [ff-] He was educated at the Royal School of Ar- 
magh ; and for some years was Rector of Derryloran in 
that diocese. In 1790 he was appointed Astronomer at 
Armagh. He was likewise a Prebendary of Armagh. 
He resigned this archdeaconry in 1804, and was made 
Dean of Cloyne. 

1804. William Bissett, M. A. of Oxford, a Prebendary 
of Armagh, and Rector of Dunbin; collated Sept. 29; 
installed next day. In 1817 he became Chancellor of 
Armagh ; and in 1822 was raised to the bishopric of 
Raphoe. While holding the prebend of Loughgall in 
Armagh, Mr. Bissett printed a volume for the use of his 
parishioners, entitled, " The complete History of our 
Lord Jesus Christ, or the Gospel by the four Evange- 
lists, given in their own Words, and digested into one 
Narrative; with marginal Annotations." 8vo. Dublin^ 
1807. It was dedicated to his parishioners. I believe 
that it was not intended for public sale. 

1823. Edward K. St. Lawrancb, M. A. (son of Dr. St. 



PREBENDARIES. 363 

I^wrance, Bishop of Cork); a Prebendary of Cork; 
presented by the Crown, by patent dated Jan. 23; in- 
stituted Jan. 29 ; installed Feb. 8. He died on May 23, 
1842, and was buried in the catlicdral of Cork. 
1842. Alexandbr Stuart, M. A. collated September 10; 
installed September 21. 



CANONS. 



1198 (circi^). Floeimcs ia m«ntion«d m ft Monk, or Canon, 
about this time; when he dispated the election of Bi- 
shop Daniel, and soon afterwards Wfts subetitutcd in his 
place by Pope Innocent III. [Ware.] 



PREBENDARIES. 

1. TniOUUOUB. 

1290. Laurkmcb, a Canon of Ross, was advanced to the bi- 
shopric of that see* [Ware.] 

1615. Ht7Gn Pbrsetall, M. A. the Dean, was Prebendary. 
[Rug. Vis.] He was also a Prebendary of Cork. He 
died in 1030. 

1630. Edward Eylbs, or Etrbs (ordained Deacon, May 
30, 1625; Priest, March 25, 1626); collated October 
11 ; installed October 14. [Reg. Vis.] 

1663. JouH Easton; admitted May 21. [ff.] In 1666 he 
obtained a prebend in the church of Cork. 

1671. Nicholas Wisterbournk, M. A. Archdeacon, ap- 
pears. [V.B.] He was likewise Treasurer of Cork. 

167- ? Richard Sysgk (quaere, the Chancellor?) was Pre- 
bendary. He resigned in 1677. [Dioc. Reg.] 



364 ROSS. 

1677. Septimus Dunsterville, B. A. collated June 30 
[ff.] ; installed August 3. He held the stall fifty-eight 
years, till his death in 1735. 

1735. Robert Bligh, M. A. (brother of the fii-st Earl of 
Darnley) ; collated April 5 ; again collated October 28, 
1736 ; collated again October 16, 1746. In 1768 he was 
made Dean ofElphin, He held this prebend forty-three 
years, till his death in 1778 ; showing a very rare instance 
of a stall being holden by two successive occupants for 
upwards of a hundred years. 

1778. Richard Stack, B. A. collated July 15. He re- 
signed in the following year. 

1779. John Smith, M. A. collated July 2. He died on 
January 13, 1793. [ff.] 

1793. Mountifort Longfield, B. A. collated May 10. [ff.] 
He resigned in 1809, and accepted the rectories of Tem- 
plenoe and Kilcrohane, in the diocese of Ardfert. He 
likewise held the vicarage of Desertserges fifty-two 
years, from 1798 to his death, which took place on 
Sept. 13, 1850, in the eighty-first year of his age. 

1809. Henry Stewart, B. A. collated November 30 ; in- 
stalled December 3. He resigned in 1813. 

1813. Alexander Johnston, B. A. collated August 28 
[ff.] ; installed September 4. He resigned in 1826. 

1826. Charles Ferguson, M. A. collated February 20 
[ff.] ; installed March 18. He died in 1832. 

1833. Thomas Waggett, M. A. collated January 29 ; in- 
stalled February 1. 

1833. Charles Lambert Coghlan, D. D. collated July 17 ; 
installed July 20. The present Prebendary. 

2. island, or inchidowie. 

1363. Robert Beakan was appointed by the Crown Prai- 
centor of Ferns, and '• Prebendary of Island" (quscrc, if 
oitlns prebend?). [MS. Clarendon. 36.] 



PREBENDARIES. 365 

1615. James Worth appears. [R^. Vis.] 
1624. RoBBBT BaoinrB ; admitted December 14. [ff.] 
1629. Jambs Dm, B. A. (ordained Deacon, December 20, 
1607 ; Priest, December 18, 1608) ; admitted August 
15 [ff.]; installed same day. In 1641 the Rebels plun- 
dered him of property to the amount of £377; and de- 
prired him of his prebend, worth £60 ; the vicarage of 
Kilgarifie, £40 ; and vicarage of Desart, worth £5 per 
annum. [MS. T. C. D. F. 2. 15.] 
16G3. UvGU W1LLIAM8OH; admitted September 26. [rp.] 

1681. Walter Nbalb, M. A. Treasurer of Cork, and Arch- 
deacon of Ardfert, appears. [V. B.] He resigned in the 
next y^ar, and became Prebendary of Temple Bryan. 

1682. Thomas Dbvt, M. A. (qusre, a Prebendary of Clon- 
fint?) ; admitted November 7. [ff.] He was also a Pre- 
bendary of Cork. He resigned in 1688. 

1688. Paul Duclos, M. A. (ordained Priest September 21, 
1684) ; admitted July 17. [ff. and V. B.] In 1690 ho 
obtained a prebend in the church of Cork. He resigned 
in 1693, and was made Chancellor of Kilkenny. 

1693. John HtriroiEFoao, M. A. of Cambridge; collated 
May 16. He died in 1723. 

172j. William Elus, M. A. a Vicar Choral of Cork; col* 
latcd February 25. [D. Reg.] He was again collated, on 
March 19, 173f . He held this prebend forty years, till 
his death in 1764. 

1764. John Sullivan, B.A. collated February 16. [ff.] 
He died in 1786. 

1786. Horatio TowHSSMD, M. A. a Prebendary of Cork ; 
collated February 11. [ff.] He held this stall forty- 
five years, till 1H29. 

1829. Chambre Corker Towvsbho, B.A. collated Oct. 30 
[ff.] ; installed Nov. 2. He resigned in 1840. 

1840. John Quarry, M. A. collated July 17; installed Au- 
gust 22. 



366 ROSS. 

3. CURROGRANEMORE (or CARRIOROHANMORK). 

1615. John Travers appears. " Praebenda temporalis, 
unius diraidii canicatae terras : valor xls." [Regal Vis.] 
162^. Stephen Winning, or Vighning (ordained Deacon 
and Priest, June 19, 1591) ; collated Feb. 12; installed 
August 22. [Reg. Vis.] He appears in 1634. 
1637. William Jennings ; admitted July 28. [ff.] 
1663. John Godfrey: admitted May 21. [ff.] 
167^. Zachary Brayly, B. A. admitted February 14. [ff.] 

He died in 1697. 
1697. John Wetenhall, M. A. Archdeacon of Cork; ad- 
mitted August 14. [ff.] He died in 1717. 

1717. Andrew Symes or Symmes, B. A. a Prebendary of 
Cork; admitted Oct. 12. In the next year he resigned, 
and became Praecentor. 

1718. Samuel Broome, M.A. a Vicar Choral of Cork; ad- 
mitted May 17. [ff.] In 1731 he took a new collation, 
on Feb. 15, and on the same day was made Chancellor 
of Cork. After holding this prebend fifty years, he died 
in July, 1768, and was buried in the Cathedral in Cork. 

1768. Richard Townsend, M.A. collated July 20. [ff.] 
He resigned in 1780. 

1780. John Drury, M.A. a Prebendary of St. Patrick's, 
Dublin ; collated October 30. [ff.] In the next year 
he became a Vicar Choral of Cork. He resigned in 
1782. 

1782. Mark West, B.A. a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin; collated March 22. [ff.] He died in 1787. 

1787. David Freeman, M. A. collated February 7. [ff.] 
He died in February, 1807. 

1807. Robert Morritt, M.A. collated March 28; installed 
April 4. He resigned in 1824. 

1824. Thomas St. Lawrance, M.A. Prebendary of Tem- 
ple Bryan ; collated June 3; installed July 31. In 1825 



PREBENDARIES. 367 

he was made a Vicar Choral of Cork, [ff.] He died 

in 1833. 
1833. Samuel Moore Ktle, M. A. a Vicar Choral of Cork ; 

collated April 5 [ff.] ; installed April 8. In this same 

year he was appointed Archdeacon of Cork. 
1833. George Burrowss, M. A. (son of Dr. R Burrowes, 

Dean of Cork); collated July 9; installed July 13. He 

is the present Prebendary. 

4. TEMPLE BRTAH, Of RABIH. 

1634. *' Usurpatur ad mensam Domini." [Reg. Vis.] 

1682. Walter Nealb, M. A. Prebendary of Island, Traa- 
surer of Cork, and Archdeacon of Ardfert ; admitted 
Not. 7. [wr.] In 1684 he resigned, and became Chan- 
ccllor. [lb.] 

1684. Joux Tom, M.A. aPrebendary of Limerick; admit- 
ted Bfay 3. [ff.] He resigned in 1685, and in 1689 
was made a Prebendary of Cork. 

168^. Richard Lapp, M. A. admitted March 23. [ff.] In 
1687 he was made Treasurer of Cork, and in 1688 Arch- 
deacon. 

1689. JouH Tom, M. A. appears again. [V. B.] He re- 
signed in 1698. 

1698. EvAH Datibs, "literatus* (ordained priest, March 20, 
1697); admitted July 20. [ff.] He died in 1717. 

1717. Hskrt Gough, M. A. a Vicar Choral of Cork; ad- 
mitted March 15. [ff.] He died in 1739. 

1739. WiLUAM Jackson, B.A. a Prebendary of Cork; ad- 
mitted May 16. [ff.] He resigned both his prebends 
in 1749, and accepted another prebend in Cork, namely, 
Cahirlag. 

1749. Thomas Brkvitbr, M, A. (quaere, a Vicar Choral of 
Cork, in 1765)? collated May 22. He vacated in 1763. 

176.*^. Thomas HnowxE. Junior, 15. A. coltatod Junuarv 26 



368 ROSS. 

[ff.] ; installed February 4. He held this prebend fifty 
years, until his death on July 29, 1813. 

1813. Thomas St. Lawrance, B. A. (son of Dr. St. Law- 
rance. Bishop of Cork ; ordained Priest at Droraore, on 
July 25, 1843) ; collated July 29. [ff.] He resigned 
in 1818. 

i818. William Sdllivan, B. A. collated July 18 [ff.]; in- 
stalled July 25. He died in 1836. 

1836. Otway John Heebert, B. A. collated July 11; in- 
stalled July 16. 

5. DONOGHMORE, Or CAHIRUSSINE. 

I have obtained no name of any Prebendary until a late 
period. This parish appears to have anciently formed 
the corps of the Praecentorship. [Reg. Vis.] 

1615. " Usurped by William Crook (Brook?) of Bally — , 
a layman." [Reg. Vis.] 

1684. Samuel Moreton, M. A. of Peter House, Cambridge ; 
admitted August 18. [ff.] 

1692. Benjamin Bonsfield, M. A. collated Sept. 1. [D. R.] 
He held this prebend forty-four years, and died in 1736. 

1736. Michael Philpott, B. A. a Prebendary of Cork; 
collated November 13. 

1746. St. John Browne, LL. D. collated July 19 ; at the 
same time he was appointed a Prebendary of Cork. 

1746. Samuel Woodroffe, M. A. a Scholar of Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin ; collated October 9 ; at the same time he 
was made a Prebendary of Cork. In 1762 he became 
Prajcentor of Cork. In 1770 he was appointed Vicar- 
General. He held this prebend till his death in 1780. 

1780. Ambrose Hickey, B. A. a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin; collated July 21. [ff.] He resigned in 1784. 

1784. Henry Sandiford, B. A. collated August 6. [ff.] 
In 1785 he resigned, and was made Chancellor (and in 
1790 Proecentor) of Cork. 



\ 



VICARS CHORAL. 369 

1785. Hbhby J0HB8, B. A. collated June 1. [ff.] He re- 
signed in 1800. 

1800. Henrt Campion, B.A. collated January 7. [ff.] 
He died in 1804. 

1 ^04. Edward Stopforo, M. A. collated Nov. 22 ; installed 
same day. He resigned on August 25 in the following 
year. In the year 1808 he held preferment in the dio- 
cese of Raphoe. In 1825 he became Archdeacon of 
Armagh; and in 1842 was raised to the bishopric of 
Meath. He died on Sept 17, 1850, and was buried at 
Ardbraccan. 

1805. Alkxavdbb Kevvsdt, B.A. collated Sept 6 [ff.'ji 
installed Sept 14. He resigned on March 28, 1812. 

1812. Jamks Edwa&o Burtom, B.A.coUated July 4 [ff.]; 
installed July 12. He is the present Prebendary. 

p. BACBiv. Quarit Temple Bryan f 
1015. « Usurped by two laymen.** [Reg. Vis.] 
IG34. ** Usurped by Sir Waltbb Coppimoki ; itcontaineth 
half a plowland." [Reg. Vis.] 

p. CARiBUSBiVB. t. «. Donoffhmorgt 7. v. 

p. DBSBET. 

The Dean's prebend. [R^. Vis.] 

p. KILFAUOHVA. 

The Archdeacon's prebend. [Reg. Vb.] 



VICARS CHORAL. 

Originally there were four Vicars Choral. They have the 
cure of souls in the parish of Ross. [Bp. Downcs. J 
MtJVSTBB.] 3 B 



370 ROSS. 

1615. Three Vicars are accounted for, viz. 1. Thomas 
Newton, the Chancellor; 2. Peter Owen; 3. Stipend 
reserved by the Bishop for repairs of the church. [R. V.] 

1626. Hugh Scampe, B. A. (ordained Deacon, June 11, 
1620; Priest, April 24, 1626); admitted July 26 ; in- 
stalled July 28. [Reg. Vis.] 

1634. William Bolton (the Dean), "1 

James Cleland, M. A. 

^ appear. 
John Powell, a Prebendary of Cork(a), ' 



Hugh Scampe, 

1638. Henry Rugge, M. A. admitted March 29. [T.Berm.] 
On July 25, 1637, the Crown presented him to the rec- 
tory of Westmorrough [sic], in the diocese of Cloyne. 
[Rolls Office.] In 1661 he was made Dean of Cloyne. 
He died in 1671. 

1671. Lucas Short appears. [V. B.] He died in 1692. 

1692. Peter Cocker, B. A. admitted December 23. He 
died in 1695. 

1695. Thomas Goodman, B. A. a Vicar Choral of Cork ; 
admitted April 12. [D. R.] The Triennial Visitation 
Book of 1691 states that he holds the four Vicars Cho- 
rals' places. Bishop Downes states, in 1669, " Mr. Good- 
man has the four Vicars Chorals' places. He preaches 
once a fortnight in the morning. The Dignitaries and 
Prebendaries preach in their turns once a fortnight. Mr. 
Goodman takes care of the parish of Rosse, viz., that 
which belongs to the CEconomy, and that which belongs 
to the Vicars Choral." [Bishop Downes' Journal.] 

1731. William Reader, B. A. a Scholar ofT.C.D. ad- 
mitted April 17 (v. Gt)odman deceased) [D. Reg.] to 
one of the four vicarages ; and, on January 24 following, 
presented by lapse to all the four places. [Ibid.] 

(a) Powell was a sufferer in the rebellloD of 1641 ; baTing loat property to 
the amount of £250, and his living, worth £70 per annum. [HS. T.C.D. f. 1. 1 8.] 



I 



VICARS ClIOILVL. ' 371 

1733. John Beamish appears. [V. B.] He held this office 
forty-five yean, till his death in 1778. 

1779. CuRjsTOPBBR Uaetst, D. D. nominated January 31 ; 
admitted March 3. [ff.] He died in 1796. 

179G. Robert BIxaob, Junior, B. A. nominated August 8; 
instituted August 9. He reugned on February 24, 
1798. [FF.] 

1798. Thomas Horb, B.A. nominated February 24; insti- 
tuted April 9 ; installed April 14. Having holden thia 
office upwards of forty-three jeart, he died in London, 
on Augxist 3, 1841. He desenres to be remembered 
with g^titudc throughout the dioce8e,||for his liberal 
benefactions ; for by his will he bequeathed three hun- 
dred pounds, three per cents, to the poor of RoA»r> 
bery ; and fiAy pounds, throe per cents, to the school of 
Roscommon. [Chant Bequests.] In 1822 he had given 
£286 2«. old three and a half per cent, stock, and in 
1834, two hundred pounds, in the same stock, to the 
Bishop of Cork and RosSf and the Curate of Boss, in 
trust for the poor of that parish. [Ibid.] 

1842. FiTUOHM Stamhus Hajoltov, B. A.(o) ; appointed 
November 1 ; instituted Dec 8; installed Dec. 10. 



(•) Upaatlw4Hlk«nir. B«% Om appoisMMiS to tte Yiev OtenUyp 
WM H f H i i l ii l , by an cid» of U» PHtj Coondl, datod tSth Ai«wl, IMl. ami 

th* lneoi» WM t nu k I to Uw Fnrl n l ai rin i l Oci Miik i hwwii ; bat opoo mta»- 

wkU cshlbitad bj tha l>Ml^ Um ■■pMMlaa VM naovid by Um L«d liMlMuut 
ia Ooaaeil, «B H«fvwibw IS, 184S, iMl (te toMDM vwt iMtand to tba Vkw, U 
bfltog ihownUMtthaoOMorVkv CbonlbMcmi ctaods attMbMl tbmtoi 
[OoancU Book!.] 



bmd of robs OIOCBSB. 



372 LIMERICK. 



DIOCESE OF LIMERICK. 

The bishopric of Limerick must be reckoned one of the 
most recent of the Irish sees, if we receive Sir James 
Ware's account, ^hat it was founded by Donald O'Brien, 
King of Limerick, about the time of the first arrival of 
the English in Ireland. 

But this is scarcely compatible with the ecclesiastical state 
of other parts of Ireland in those times ; and tradition 
reports, with appearance of truth, that a cathedral church 
existed here some centuries earlier than that period ; and 
that its founder and first Bishop was 

St. Munchin, the son of Sedna ; a person of whom we now 
know little more than his name, and that one of the 
churches in Limerick, not the present Cathedral, but 
one of the prebendal churches, is called after him. To- 
wards the close of the twelfth century the ancient but 
small see of Inis Cathay, or Iniscatterry, was united to, 
that of Limerick. A list of the few Bishops of Inisca- 
thay, whose names we can now trace, will be given 
below. 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

A Seal of the Consistorial Court of the Diocese, dated 1723, 
is engraved in Ware's History of the Bishops. 

An ancient Seal, which (very unusually) is engraved on 
slo7ie, has been recently obtained by the Royal Irish 
Academy. Probably it is that of Bishop Mothel, who 
succeeded in the year 1426. See a description of it under 
that Prelate, p. 380. 

The original Seal of Bishop Smyth (1695) is abo now in 
the museum of the Royal Irish Academy. 



BISHOPS. 378 

TAXATION OF TUK 8BB, AND OF THB CHAPTER. 

A. D. 12U1. Uif Authoriljf of Pope Nicholas IV. 

Redditiu et 

proventus 

Epucopi 

Lymericen- 

818 in omni- 
bus, . . .viii.^'iii." iii.» xi.*ob. DecxTu'Tt' iiii.* ob. 
•BonaLyme- 

ricensia 

Episcopi 

epiritualiaet 

tempondia, iiii''xiiiL'*zTii.*TL'ob. 
Beddittts et 

ProvGntu8 

Decani, .zxxiv." ii.' vlii.^ „ iii." viii.* u.* 
BeddituB 

Pnecentoria 

in omnibua, xiiii." xvL» rii* „ xxT/rii.'o.q. 

Bedditos 

CanoeUarii 

in omnibiu, xxvii.* viii.* „ Ut." ix.' ob. 

Redditu8 

Thesaurarii 

in omnibus, . xiiii." „ xWiii.* 

Redditus 

Archidiaco- 

ni in omni- 
bus, . . . xxviii." xi/ vi.** „ Ivii." i.* o. q. 
Ecclcaia de 

Tulachbrek, vii." xiii.» iJii.* „ x\.* iv* 

£cclc8ia de 

Croch, . vi." ii.«* ob. „ xii.» o. q. 



374 LIMERICK. 

Ecclesia dc 

EfFjmg, . iiii." xiii.' iiii.'* Dec. ix.* iiii."^ 

Ecclesia de 

Kyllyd, . iii." vi.' viii.* „ vi.» viii.** 

Praebenda de 

Kilmonyn 

(St. Mun- 

chin's?) . vi." xiii." v.^ „ xiii.' iiii.^ 

Praebenda de 

Arctatny 

(Ardcanny), v." ii.« „ x." ii." 

Praebenda de 

Ballycathan, iii." vi.» viii.^ „ vi.» viii.*" 

Ecclesia de 

Dovenach- 

more, &c., v." vi." viii.<* „ x.* viii.* 

Ecclesia de 

Diserto, liii." iiii.** „ v.* iiii."* 

Portio de 

Kylbecan 
(Kilpeacon?) iii." xvi." viii." „ vii.* viii.* 

Taxatio Ec- 

clesiarum ad 

Commnnia 

spectantium 
(i. e. the com- 
mon estate 

of the Dean 

and Chap- 
ter), . . XXXV." ii.' ii.* „ iii." x* ii."* ob. 
♦ Communia Ecclesiae beatae Mariae de Lymerick ad stipen- 
dium Vicariorum ibidem deservientium. Inde nichil(a). 

(a) This valuation, with the exception of the two items to which an asterisk is 
prefixed, is printed in vol. iL ot the Reports of the Irish Record CommisBioners. 
Those items arc taken from a Roll in the Exchequer Office, London. 



BISHOPS. 375 

2. An ancient Taxation of the BUkoprie of Limtritk^ Mode 
in 1402. 
licdditus Kpiscopi taxantiir ad £163 3 11 

DccanfttUB, .... 34 2 8 
[Cod. CUr. 36, horn a rental compiled by Bishop 
C. O'Dea.] It appears that the old taxation of Pope Ni- 
cholas continued in force at this period. 

3. A.D. 1629. By Ommimontn of King Charlm I. 



Episoopatus, 


(Sterling), £40 





Decanatus, . . 


13 6 


8 


Pnsoentoriatus, 


8 





Cancellariatus, 


12 





Theaaurariatus,^ 


13 6 


8 


Aichidiaoonatus, \. . . . 


16 





Prssbenda de Tullaghbrakc. 


3 





Efijme, 


3 





Croyer, . 


3 





KyUydy. . 


2 





„ S. Monchiny, . 


2 13 


4 


Ardokanny, 


... 20 





Balljoajen 


(Sterling), 2 1 





Donaghmore, . 


... 20 





Dyaerthr, 


13 


i 


Kilbccan, 


13 


4 



All Irish money, except the bishopric, and the prebend of 
Ballycayen. 



8UCCS88IOV OP BI8HOP8. 



Sa)c. V. St. Munchiv, or Minchbxus, the son of Sedna, is 
said to have been placed here by St. Patrick, as Bishop 
over some Christian converts ; and tradition affirms, that 
the parish church which now bears his name was his 



376 LIMERICK. 

Cathedral. Very little information can be gathered re- 
specting him, or his successors in the see during several 
centuries. In the tenth century, the Ostmen, who held 
possession of Limerick, were converted to Christianity ; 
and it is probable that they supplied the see with pre- 
lates, until the establishment of the English power in 
Ireland. 

A. D. 1106? GiLLE, or Gillebert, or Gislebert (quaere, 
an Ostman or an Irishman?), who is believed to have 
been Abbat of Bangor, in the County Down, appears 
as Bishop of Limerick. He was appointed the [first?] 
Pope's Legate in Ireland ; in which capacity, about the 
year 1118, he convened a Synod at Rath-Breasail, which 
was attended by twenty-five Bishops, who then fixed the 
territorial boundaries of the several dioceses of Ireland. 
He has left behind him some " Epistles to Anselm, Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury," and a book entitled " De Statu 
Ecclesiae," or " De Usu Ecclesiastico." These have been 
published by Archbishop Ussher, in his Sylloge Episto- 
larum Vet. Hib. It is also stated by Pitts, that Gillebert 
wrote several other pieces, the names of which are given 
in Ware's History of the Writers of Ireland. But Harris 
appears to have in some degree confounded this prelate 
with another of the same name, and a contemporary, 
who was a scholar and friend of Archbishop Anselm. 
He was a monk of Bee in Normandy, and afterwards be- 
came Abbat of Westminster. [See Anselmi Opera, fol. 
1675.] 

In 1139 our Bishop, being infirm and aged, resigned 
the office of Legate, and probably his see also, since we 
find a successor in possession in the following year. 

1140. Patrick, of whom we know few early particulars, 
was elected Bishop by the Ostmen, who then were mas- 
ters of the country. He was consecrated in England, by 



BISHOPS. 377 

Uic Archbishop of Canterbury ; to whom, as the Primate 
of all Britain, he made a profetaion of canonical obedi- 
ence, which is given in Ware's Bishops. The year of 
his death is not known. 

114-. Harold, or KaoLo, an Ostman, suooeedod Patrick. 
HedicdtnlUl. 

1152. ToRGfisius, another Ostman, suooeeded. He was pre- 
leni, as Buhop of Limerick, at the Synod of Kelb, in 
1 152. It b not known at what time he vacated the see. 

1 1 79. Brictics (who probably was an Ostman) was the next 
Bishop. He assisted at the Council of Latcran in 1 1 7U 
and 1 180 ; and we find him Bishop in 1 182. In his time, 
if not before, St. Mary s appears to have become the ca- 
thedral churdi. During his incumbency, the see ro- 
oeivod some very important donations and endowments 
from 1 )unaUl O'Brien, King of Limerick. 

II—. UuKAT O'Brisx, a penon related to the royal family 
of Limerick, s u cceed e d. He was a prelate in high re- 
pute for learning, wisdom, and liberality ; and was an 
e^Mcial (avourite of King John of England. He proved 
luMselfa great henefnotor to hb church: he eatablished 
the Dean and chapter, ealaiged the cathedral, intro- 
duced Secular Canons into it, and is said to have as- 
signed distinct prebends ibr their maintenance. See [in 
Cod. Clarend. 36] an ordinance of Bishop Donat, estab- 
lishing the churches and lands which shall belong to the 
Dean and to the several members of tlie Chapter. About 
this period the ancient see of Iniscathay was united to 
that of Limerick. Donat died in the year 1207. 

1 207. Gkoffbv, Hector of Dungarvan, was strongly recom- 
mended by King John to tlie Dean and Chapter to be 
elected their Bishop. The King sent his recommenda- 
tion through Miler Filzhenry, Lord Justice of Ireland; 
and by the wording of his letter it would seem that ho 

MU1I8TKB.] 3 C 



378 LIMERICK. 

had assumed the right of nomination to himself: *^ con- 
cessirnm Magistro Galfrido, &c. Episcopatum Limeri- 
censem," &c. &c. It is most probable, that the royal 
wish was immediately complied with. We find Geoffry 
in possession in 1217. 

12 — . Edmund, his successor, sat but a very short time. We 
do not know the exact year of his appointment ; but he 
died in 1222. 

122f . Hubert de Burgh, a man of noble extraction, was 
Prior of Athassel, in the County of Tipperary, when he 
was advanced to this see. He had his temporalities 
restored by the King on March 11. He was a man of 
talent; and was a great benefactor to the Canons and 
Vicars Choral of his cathedral. He died on September 
14, 1250; and was buried in the Dominican Monastery 
at Limerick. 

1251. Robert [Neil], of Emly, was elected by the Dean 
and Chapter, upon the King's license ; and was confirmed 
by the royal letters patent, dated January 2. He died 
on September 8, 1272. 

127§. Gerald lb-Marescal (a branch of the family of Le 
Mareschal, Lords of Leinster), Archdeacon of Limerick, 
succeeded, receiving the King's assent to his election, 
together with a mandate to the Archbishop of Cashelto 
consecrate him, on January 11. The "Annals of the 
Four Masters" call this prelate " Miles, grandson of the 
Earl of Leinster." He recovered some possessions of his 
see, which had been usurped, or had been alienated with- 
out consent of the Dean and Chapter. Some diocesan 
Constitutions made by him are still extant. Having 
governed the diocese twenty-nine years, he died on 
February 10, 130^. 

1302. Robert of Dondomhnal (Dundovenald, or Dundo- 
nald), a Canon of Limerick, was elected Bishop; and 



BISllOI'S. 379 

was confirmed by the King on July 30. Having ruled 
the sec nine years, he died on May 3, 1311, and was 
buried in his cathedral. 

1311. EusTACB DK L'Eau, or Waters, Dean of Limerick, 
succeeded ; and was consecrated before the cloee of tlio 
year. He greatly repaired and beautified his cathedral. 
Afi^r a session of twenty-four years, be died on May 3, 
1336, and was interred in his own church. 

1337. MaurickRochfoet was consecrated at I , un 

April G of this year. He was (or tome tim . ^y to 
the Lord Justice of Ireland, and is said to have been 
*< a man of good life and honest conversation." King 
Edward HL obliged him to pay a fine of twenty-one 
marks, because one of his predecessors (Gerald) had pur- 
chased some lands for his see, without having previously 
obtained a license of mortmain. [Lib. Mun.] The 
Bishop died on June 9 (or April 14), 1353. 

1353. Stbphxji Lawlbss, Chancellor of Limerick, suc- 
ceeded. He received his temporalitiei from the King on 
May 13, 1354. Ho died on December 28, 1359. 

IdCO. Stepubn db Vallb (or Walb), Dean of Limerick, 
succeeded by provision of the Pope, and was consecrated 
in this year. Probably he was a man of talent; for we 
find him filling the high oflBce of Treasurer of Irchwd. 
Aiter governing tliis see nine years, he was translated to 
Meath in 1369. 

1369. Peter Crbagh (or Curragh), a native of the County 
of Dublin, was elected Bishop. He took the oath of 
fealty to King Edward, before William of Wykeham, 
Bishop of Winchesicr, on February 10. From a state- 
ment given in Harris's W^arc, our Bishop appears to have 
had no special liking for the Franciscan friars in his dio- 
cese ; on whose account he seems to have involved him- 
self in a quarrel both with the Pope and with the Arch- 



380 LIMERICK. 

bishop of Cashel, who, being himself a Franciscan, took 
the part of his Order. After sitting thirty years, he re- 
signed his see in 1400. 

1400. Cornelius O'Dea, Archdeacon of Killaloe, suc- 
ceeded Creagh(a). He is reported to have been a libe- 
ral benefactor to the cathedral ; upon which, besides other 
gifts, he bestowed a mitre and a crozier of admirable 
workmanship. [Mac Gregor s History of Limerick, vol. ii. 
p. 409.] He, like his predecessor, resigned his bishopric 
in 1426. He died on July 27, 1434, and was interred 
in his cathedral; where an inscription to his memory 
(printed in Ware's History) may still be seen. 

1426. John Mothell, an Augustinian Canon of Kells, in 
the County of Kilkenny, succeeded by Papal provision, 
and had his temporalities restored on January 23 fol- 
lowing. After governing the see nearly thirty-two years, 
he resigned it in 1458, and died ten years afterwards. 
The Royal Irish Academy has recently (1849) become 
possessed of an ancient seal, on stone, which probably was 
that of this Bishop. It bears a rude figure of a Bishop, 
under the usual canopy, beneath which is another figure 
of a Prelate with his pastoral staff. The workmanship 
of these is coarse. It is inscribed : 

SIGILLU • DNI • JOHIS • EPI • LYMKENCIS. 

1459. William Creaoh, a native of Limerick, was pro- 
vided to this see by the Pope. He was consecrated in 
1459, and sat about thirteen years; during which time 
he recovered some possessions which had been alienated 
from the bishopric. 

(a) According to " The Book of the Mulconrys," Donat, son of Connor, who 
resigned the sovereignty ofThomond in the year 1414, was Bishop of Limerick. 
[Valhiucey's Collectanea, vol. i. p. 624.] 



BISHOPS. 381 

1472. Thomas Arthur, another native of Limerick, suc- 
ceeded. He died in that city on July 19, 1486. 

1486. Richard was appointed his taooeswr by Pope Inno- 
cent VIII. bat he died in Bome befof« his appointment 
was formally completed. 

1486. JoHH Duvow, or Dcmow, LL. D. a Canon of Exeter, 
was nominated to this see by the Pope, on November 
13, 1486. He had been sent as ambassador to the Court 
of Bome by King Henry VIL and died in that city in 
the third year after his cwnedration, without having 
once visited his see. 

1489. JoHV FoLAN, a Canon of Ferns, who at this time was 
proxy for the Archbishop of Armagh at the Court of 
Rome, was promoted by the Pope on Blay 13. He 
held the rectory ofClonmore, in the diocese of Armagh. 
He died on January 80, in the year 1521. 

152^. JoBH QuiM (orCoTV), a Dominican firiar (a brother 
of the direct ancestor of the present Earl of Dunraven), 
■nooeeded to Uiis bishopric, through the influence of the 
Pope; although King Henry VIII. endeavoured to sub> 
itituto another person for the office. Having become 
blind and disabled by infirmitiea, he rangned the see on 
April 9, 1551. 

1551. WiLUAM Casbt, Rector of Kilcoman, in the diocese 
of Limerick, was advanced to this see by King Edward 
VI. by a mandate dated October 23. Among the Patent 
Rolls of the fourth year of Edward VL is a letter of the 
Lord Protector and Council, on behalf of the Earl of 
Desmond, for conferring the bishopric, when it shall be 
void, to ** such a man as shall for his literature and life 
be meet for the same." In pursuance of the terms of this 
letter, the bishopric is granted to VVm. Casey, anno 5°. 
He was consecrated at Dublin, on October 25 fRot. 



382 LIMERICK. 

Pat.] by the Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by the Bi- 
shops of" Kildare, Leighlin, and Ferns. Queen Mary de- 
prived him, by a Commission issued in 1556 ; but he 
was afterwards restored by Queen Elizabeth, in 1571. 
When he became aged and infirm, Denis Campbell, the 
Dean of Limerick, was appointed his coadjutor in 1588; 
and in February 1591 he died, having been a Bishop 
forty years. 

1556. Hugh Lacy, or Lees, a Canon of Limerick, was ap- 
pointed by the Pope, at the recommendation of Queen 
Mary, after she had deprived Bishop Casey. The 
Queen's letter for his patent is dated December 6 [Rot. 
Cane] ; and, after taking an oath of fealty to her (which is 
given in Ware) he was restored to his temporalities on 
April 13, 1557 ; but he resigned the post, under Queen 
Elizabeth, in 1571. 

1571. William Casey was restored. See above. 

159f. John Thornburgh, D.D. a native of Salisbury, edu- 
cated at Magdalene College, Oxford, became Chaplain 
to the Earl of Pembroke, who promoted him to be Rec- 
tor of Brandesburton in the diocese of York, and of 
Chilmark in the diocese of Salisbury ; afterwards he was 
made Dean of York and Chaplain to Queen Elizabeth, 
who advanced him to this bishopric in 159§, after it had 
remained vacant two years: his patent is dated Jan. 29. 
He is spoken of as being a man of great and varied abili- 
ties. He was translated to Bristol on July 4, 1603; and 
subsequently to Worcester; where he died in July, 1641, 
in the ninety-fourth year of his age. A curious account 
of his monument is given in Harris's edition of Ware. 
Having been an Oxford man, his character is drawn by 
Antony a Wood, in his " Athenae Oxonienses;" who 
describes him, as a lover of natural and experimental 



BISHOPS. 383 

philoeophy, an cnoourager of mining and mineraK and 
having great skill in chemistry ; and states that he per- 
formed many useful services to the Crown(a). 
1603. Bbbxard Adams, M. A. was bom in 1566, in the 
County of Middlesex ; and became a Scholar, and after- 
wards a Fellow, of Trinity CoU^e, Oxford. He was 
consecrated to this see in April, 1604, his patent being 
dated on September 5 previous. He showed a liberal 
spirit, in repairing and improving his cathedral, and pre- 
sented it with an organ. From the year 1606 to 1617 
he held the bishopric of Kilfenora in eommmdam ; and 
stated to the Regal Visitors in 1615, that the value of 
that see was only £3:8 0«. 4d^ and the vmloo of that of 
Limerick £126 lis. id. He likewise held a prebend 
in the church of Killaloe, and the vicarage of Ballin- 
garry in the diocese of Limerick (to which he was pre- 
sented by the Crown), in order to eke out these soan^ 
revenues. He died on March 22, 162|, and is buried 
in the cathedral of Limerick, under a monument which 
is described in Ware. An original portrait of the Bishop 
b preserved in Trinity College, Oxford ; and a likeness 
of him is engraved in the Oxford Almanac of the year 
1732. [Ant 4 Wood.] 

(a) TlMBfahopbMkAdMMlowlagwatlu la print: 

1. A DiHoarM proH^ tlw UUBtft ■■! WifiMillii tt IIm Untoa biCwMs 
Bf^^and nd Seetlapd. 4la Umd. 1<0«. 

S. TiM Jojrfbl and BImhhI Ba-aalU^ Um two Klofdaau. Ei^laBd aad 
Seodand, kc 4Uv Oxfird^ 1606. 

5. KtBiAtmpuitc [A tnttim oa AldMnjr]. 41a Oxtm. 1621. 

4. Tin La* Will and TiHiwit of Jwa Cbifat, toadJiy tha VXmuA Sacra- 
HMBt of Hit Bodjr and Blood. 4to. LmmI. 16tO. 

6. A P b eo nw ^ •howta^ Um gnat nopplnow that hath and hmj aeeraa to tho 
Miy1i?"f of Kngland and Scotland, bj onitiiig than into cm Great Briuin. In 
two parta, Haw. Lcmd. 1641. 

H« ako wrota, Fox roNf, A TraatiM on the Unity and Feaee of tha Choreh. 
Thia hao narar bofli priatad. 



384 LIMERICK. 

1626. Francis Gough, M. A. an EJnglishman (fifth son of 
the Rev. Hugh Gough, Rector of All Cannings, in 
the diocese of Salisbury), was born in 1004, and edu- 
cated at St. Edmund's Hall and at New College, in Ox- 
ford. In 1618 he became Chancellor of Limerick; and 
was advanced to this see by patent dated July 10. He 
was consecrated at Cashel, by Malcolm Hamilton, Arch- 
bishop of Cashel [Elrington], on September 17. In 
1627 the King granted lands to this see of the value of 
£100 a year, on account of its poverty. The Bishop 
died at Limerick, on August 29, 1634, and was buried 
in his cathedral. After his death, his widow presented 
a petition to King Charles, stating that her husband had 
expended all his means in improving and endeavouring 
to recover the see lands ; that he had died in debt, and 
had left a family of eight children unprovided for. 

1634. George Webb, D. D. a native of Wiltshire, educated 
at University and Corpus Christi Colleges, Oxford, was 
Vicar of Steeple- Aston in Oxfordshire, and afterwards 
Rector of St. Peter's and St. Paul's in Bath. In both 
those benefices he taught a grammar-school. Being an 
eloquent and polished preacher, he was appointed Chap- 
lain in ordinary to King Charles I. He was promoted to 
this see at the express desire of the King himself: his pa- 
tent bears date December 9 ; and he was consecrated in 
St. Patrick's, at Dublin, on December 18. He was a man 
of very strict habits of life and conversation. He pub- 
lished several works, which are enumerated in Ware's 
Irish writers. He died in the Castle of Limerick, a pri- 
soner to the rebels, on the day before it was surrendered, 
viz. June (quajre, January?) 23, 1641 [MS. T. C. D. 
F. 3. 11], and was buried in St. Munchin's churchyard. 

1642. Robert Sibthobp, D. D. a native of the county of 
Essex, Bishop o{ Kilfenora, was translated to Limerick 



BISHOPS. 385 

on April 7. But the revenues of his see had been so 
wasted by the Rebellion and the subsequent wars, that 
he derived no income from it. The high character which 
he bore may bo estimated from the fact, that Primate 
Uashcr presented to the King a petition from the Bishops 
of Ireland, recommending him for the see of Ossory, at 
that time vacant. [Ware.] He died at Dublin, in April 
1649, and was buried at St. Werburgh's church. After 
his death, the see remained vacant until the Restoration. 
166f. Edwabd Syhgb, B. D. (brother of Dr. George Synge, 
Bishop of Cloyne), Dean of Elphin, was promoted by 
patent dated January 19 ; which patent empowered him 
to hold the sees of Ardfert and Aghadoe in eommendam^ 
and likewise the rectory of Tradery in the diocese of 
KiUaloe. He was consecrated at St Patrick's, Dublin, 
on the 27th of the same month, in company with eleven 
other prelates, by the Primate, aMisted by the Bishops of 
Uaphoc, Oisory, and Kildare. On December 21, 1663, 
he was translated to Cork ; under which diooose see a 
further account of him. 

LlXBEICK, AaOFBftT, AVD AOBADOB. 

160|. William FiTLLXE, D.C. L. a native of London, was 
educated at Westminster School, and at Magdalene Hall 
and Edmund Hall, and afVerwards was a Chaplain of 
Christ Church, Oxford ; D. C. L. in 1660. He became 
Domestic Chaplain to Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper of 
the Great Seal of England ; and, being a warm Loyalist, 
suffered greatly in the Civil wars. Coming over to Ire- 
land at the Restoration, he was appointed Dean of St. 
Patrick's, Chancellor of Dromore, and Treasurer of 
Christ Church, Dublin ; and was advanced to the united 
sees of Limerick, Ardfert, and Aghadoe, by patent dated 

MUH8TER.] 3 D 



386 LIMERICK, ARDFERT, and AGHADOE. 

March 16, with license to hold his deanery in commen- 
dam, for two years only ; and was consecrated in Christ 
Church, Dublin, on March 20, by the Archbishop of 
Dublin, assisted by the Bishops of Clogher, Ferns, and 
Cork. In September, 1667, he was translated to the 
bishopric of Lincoln ; and was buried in that city in 1675, 
aged 67. See particulars of his life, in Mason's History 
of St. Patrick's Cathedral, p. 192, &c. 

1667. Francis Marsh, D. D. a native of Gloucestershire, 
educated at Emmanuel and Caius Colleges in Cam- 
bridge (of which last house he was a Fellow), came to 
Ireland on the invitation of Bishop Jeremy Taylor; and 
having been ordained by that prelate, became succes- 
sively Dean of Connor, Dean of Armagh, and Archdea- 
con of Dromore. His patent for these bishoprics bears 
date October 28 ; and he was consecrated at Clonmel, on 
December 22, by the Archbishop of Cashel, assisted by 
the Bishops of Waterford, Ferns, and Killaloe. From 
hence he was translated to Kilraore and Ardagh, on 
January 10, 167f ; and afterwards, in 1681, to Dublin. 

167§. John Vesey, D. D. (son of Thomas Vesey, Archdea- 
con of Armagh, ancestor of the Viscounts de Vesci, and 
of Lord Vesey Fitzgerald) was a native of Coleraine, 
in the county of Derry, and was educated at West- 
minster School, and at Dublin University. He became 
Chaplain to the House of Commons ; and was made Rec- 
tor ofEightermorrogh,inthe diocese of Cloyne, and Arch- 
deacon of Armagh ; afterwards Rector of Carrigaline, or 

Beaver, in the diocese of Cork, and of in the 

diocese of Ross ; then Dean of Cork, and Treasurer of 
Cloyne. He was promoted to this bishopric by patent 
dated January 1 1 ; and was consecrated on the following 
day, in Christ Church, Dublin, by the Archbishop of 
Dublin, assisted by the Archbishop of Armagh, and the 



BISHOPS. 887 

Bishops of Killuloc and Ossory. In 1678 he was trans- 
latcd to the arcbbUhopric of TWom. 

167§. Simon Digbt, D. D. (son of Dr. Essex Digby, Bishop 
of Dromorc) was educated at theUnivcrsity of Dublin, and 
aflerwards was incorporated at Oxford ; M.A. 167G ; D.D. 
1677. IlewasChaplalDtoUieEarlofOnory.LordDeputy; 
and became a Prebendary, and afterwards Dean, of Kil- 
darc : he also held a prebend in the church of Lismorc.^ 
His patent for this bishopric bean date March 19; and 
he was consecrated on the 23rd of that month, at Christ 
Church, Dublin, at the same time with Bishop Wctcn- 
hall of Cork, by the Archbishop of Armagh, assisted by 
the Archbishop of Dublin, and the Bishops of M6ath« 
Kildare, Killala, Raphoe, and Ossory. In the year 
169i he was translated to Elphin. 

169^. NATUAyAKi.Wix.sox, D.D. an Englishman, was edu- 
cated at Magdalene Hall. Oxford; M.A. 1667; D.D. 
1685. Ue baoame Chi^ilain to the Duke of Ormonde, 
and by him was made Dean of Raphoe. Ue was raised 
to this bishopria by patent dated [December or] January 
20; and was consecrated at Christ Church, Dublin, on 
the I8ih of the following Blay, by the Archbishop of 
Dublin, assisted by the Bishops of Meath, Kildare, and 
Clogher. On July 27 he was enthroned at his cathe- 
dral Ue died of apoplexy, supposed to have been 
oansed by a fall from his horse, at Dublin, on 3rd No- 
vember, 1695 ; and was there buried, in Christ Church 
Cathedral. 

1695. TuoMAS Smyth, D. D. (grandfather of the first Vis- 
count Gort) was bom at Dundrum, in the County of 
Down, iu the year 1654 ; he was a Fellow of Trinity 
College, Dublin ; un J became successively Praecentor of 
Clogher, Dean of Eraly, and Chancellor of Clogher. 
Lord Capel (Lord Justice of Ireland) recommended hira 



388 LIMERICK, ARDFERT, and AGHADOE. 

strongly for this see, as a person of high character for 
diligence, good example, and great moderation towards 
dissenters from the Church. [MSS. Lambeth. 942.] 
The recommendation was attended to ; and by the in- 
fluence of Dr. Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury, he 
succeeded Bishop Wilson, by patent dated December 2 ; 
and was consecrated in the Chapel of Trinity College, 
Dublin, on the 8th of that month, by William, Arch- 
bishop of Cashel, assisted by the Bishops of Clogher, 
Killala, Dromore, and Cloyne. He was enthroned at 
Limerick, on April 30, 1696. In 1714 this prelate was 
appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dublin. 
He was a liberal benefactor to the poor, both during his 
lifetime and by his will. After being the founder of a 
numerous and distinguished family, he died on May 4, 
1 725, and was buried in a vault prepared for his family, 
in St. Munchin's Church, at Limerick. 
1725. William Burscough, D. D. an Englishman, edu- 
cated at Wadham College, Oxford (M.A. 1698; B. D. 
and D. D. 1715), became Chaplain to Lord Carteret, 
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, by whose influence he was 
made Dean of Lismore, He obtained this bishopric by 
patent dated June 15 ; and was consecrated at Dunboyne, 
in the county of Meath, on the 20th of that month, by 
the Archbishop of Armagh, assisted by the Bishops 
of Meath and Kildare. He is described as a man of 
great learning and piety, a good preacher, and much 
beloved by his citizens. After filling the sees thirty 
years, he died in 1755 ; and was buried on April 3, at his 
private seat. New Ross, in the county of Tippcrary, in 
the eightieth year of hb age(a). [Mant.] 

(a) Bishop Burscough has left behind him in print the following works : 

1. A Sermon at the Funeral of the Duchess of Uutland. 8vo. London, 1711. 

2. A Consecration Sermon, on 1 Corinth, iv. 1. 8vo. Ibid. 1715. 



BISHOPS. 389 

1755. James Lbslib, D. D. a native of Kerry, became Cu- 
rate of Swords; in 1724 Vicar of Donabate* near Dub- 
lin ; Perpetual Curate «>f St. Nicholas Witliin, at Dublin ; 
in 1741 a Prebendary uf Durham ; and in 1747 Rector of 
Lamcslcy (?) in the diuccae of Durham. [Todd 8 MS.] He 
was made Bishop of Limerick, &c. by patent dated No- 
vember 4 ; and waa eonsecratod in Su Andrew s Church, 
Dublin, on November 16, by the Archbishop of Cashel, 
Mwiited by the Bishops of Cork and Killaloe. He died 
at Limerick, on November 24, 1770; and was buried at 
St. Munc bin's. 

1770. JoiiH AvsRiLL, D. D. Dean of Limerick, was pro- 
moted to the bishopric, by patent dated December 31 ; 
and was consecrated in Christ Church, Dublin, on Janu- 
ary 6 following, by the Archbishop of Dublin, assisted 
by the Bishops of Raphoc and Clonfcrt. He was a man 
eminently and justly beloved for his piety and charity : 
but his career of usefulness was soon interrupted, for he 
was cut off by death on September 14 of that same year, 
while engaged on his diocesan visitation at Ennismorc, 
in the r -f Kerry. Ho was interred in the cathe- 
dral ol 1 K, where tlic following inscription reoords 

his name and virtues : 



I. A Swowa wKlof CbarlH IL'« B«Conlka. 41a. Lomdom 1715. 

4. A Stnatm on tte 6lh of No««ariMr. 4Uk ikid. 1715. 

5. A SenooB ftmdtmi bdbn Um Boom of ConaoMi, oa Wth lUy. 4tn. 
I hid. 1716. 

«. Tba AboM of IJbef^. • Sotmb oa 1 PMar, 0. IS. Sto. /MdL 17SS. 

7. A SwmoBoa Iho Kli^> Aec—lan, prBadwd it Chrirt Church, Dublin. 4U>. 
DmkUm^ 1715. 

S. The qatitkii ahoat aatiaff of Blood oUted oad OTamtiwrf [ia UMWcr to Dr. 
IVkay]. (Amtrnfmamt.) Srou Lmdm, 178S. 

9. The ApootoUcal Dtcne at JeruMlaa prored to bo tUlI in brat [is raplj to 
the Hune writer]. Sra 1754. 

10. A Fiat Scnaoa, preached at Chritt Charcb, Dublin. 4io. DM'm, 1739. 



390 LIMERICK, ARDFERT, and AGHADOE. 

Hie jacet EcctS Rev. Joannes Averill, D. D. Episcopus Limericcasis, 
Obiit 14° Sept^K 1771, aetatis 58. 

Cujos d in Deura pietatem, in Regem fidem, 
•. In Ecclesiam amorem, si in sequalcs liberalitatem, 

In omnes spectes benevolentiam, 
Vix aitas ulla tulit parem, nulla superiorem. 

Though Averill's dust thus humbly here is plac'd, 
With no proud monument or titles grae'd, 
Yet shall he live when Kneller's tints shall fade, 
And sculptur'd trophies moulder in the shade. 
The saint-like character his life imprest, 
Is stamped indelibly on every breast ; 
And where the Muse's voice appears too weak, 
The poor, the fatherless, the widows speak. 

1772. William Gore, D. D. Bishop of Elphin, was trans- 
lated to Limerick, by patent dated March 5 ; and was 
enthroned on March 19. He bore the character of a 
man of great learning and benevolence. He died at 
Bray, in the County of Wicklow, on February 25, 1784 ; 
and was buried in the vault of his family, in St. Mary's 
Church, at Dublin. 

1784. William Cecil Pert, M. A. (afterwards created 
Lord Glentworth), was a native of Limerick; where he 
was ordained Deacon on June 9, 1740. For some time 
he was Vicar of St. John's parish, at Limerick. He be- 
came Chaplain to the House of Commons ; and was made 
successively Dean of Killaloe, Dean of Derry, and Bi- 
shop of Killala. He was translated to Limerick, by 
patent dated May 13; and was enthroned on May 22. 
He died at Limerick on July 4, 1794, and was buried 
in his cathedral. 

1794. Thomas Barnard, D. D. became successively Vicar 
of Maghera, in the diocese of Derry (in 1751); Arch- 
deacon of Derry in 1760; Dean of the same in 1769; 
and Bishop of Killaloe in 1780. He was translated to 
Limerick, by patent dated September 12. See further 



BISHOPS. 391 

pariiculan of his character, among the Bishops otKilia- 
he. He died at a very advanced age, at Wimbledon in 
Surrey, on June 7, 1806. 

\iHHJ. CuAELBS MovoAX Wakbdbtox, D.D. Dean ofCIon- 
maonoiSfSuooeoded by patent dated July 7. He appears 
to have been the only person collated by Bbhop Clea- 
ver during the short period of his holding the sees of 
Cork and Boss, vis. to the rectory of TuUagh andCrcagh, 
in the diocese of Ross, on June \i, 178ii. [D. Reg. Cork.] 
He was consecrated at St. Patrick's, Dublin, on July 13, 
by the Archbishop of Cashel, assisted by the Bishops of 
Meath and Cloyne ; and was enthroned in the following 
month of August. In 1820 he was translated to Cloyne, 
where he ti: ' ^ e year 182G. 

1820. TaoiiA> . roH, D. D. was a Fellow, and aAcr- 

wards (by patent dated December 15, 1811) Provost of 
Trinity College, Dublin. In 1806 he was presented to 
the rectory of Ardtrea, in the diocese of Armagh, by the 
College; and resigned it in December 1811, on being 
appointed Provost He was advanced to this bishopric 
by patent bearing date Seplonber 25 ; and was conse- 
crated in the Collage Chapel, cm October 8, by the Arch- 
bishop of Dublin, assisted by the Bbhops of Kildare and 
Oisory. In 1828 he was translated to th« laes of Ferns 
and Leighlin. 

Bishop Elrington was a man of great strength of 
mind, integrity, diligence, and learning ; a strenuous de- 
fender of the Church against all her foes, as is evidenced 
by his numerous and valuable publications, a list of which 
is given under the diocese ofFenn. 

1822. JoHX Jebb, D. D. a native of Drogheda, Archdeacon 
of Emly, succeeded, by patent dated December 23; and 
was consecrated in the Catliedral of Cashel, on January 
12, 1823, by Richard, Archbishop of Cashel, assisted by 
the Bishops of Waterford and Killaloc. 



392 LIMERICK, ARDFERT, and AGHADOE. 

Bishop Jcbb from early youth was a person of retiring 
and studious habits, and latterly devoted himself almost 
entirely to professional studies. The powers of his mind 
and the extent of his reading are seen in the valuable 
works which he has left behind him, a list of which has 
been already given in this volume, under the diocese of 
Emly. He was a benefactor to his cathedral; to which, 
besides other helps, he presented a new altar-cloth, and 
a new pulpit. For some years previous to his death the 
Bishop was prevented from discharging his official du- 
ties, by a severe paralytic stroke. He died in England, 
at Easthill near Wandsworth in Surrey, on December 
9, 1833, aged 59 ; and was buried in the churchyard of 
the parish of Clapham, near London. A mural monu- 
ment has been placed to his memory in the church, 
bearing a medallion of him, and an inscription written 
by his brother, Judge Jebb. A life of him, with a se- 
lection from his letters, was published by his chaplain, 
Rev. Charles Forster, in 2 vols. 8vo. London, 1836. 

1830. Hon. Edmund Knox, D. D. (youngest son of Thomas, 
first Viscount Northland), Bishop of Killaloe, was trans- 
lated to Limerick on the death of Bishop Jebb. For 
some years previous to his death he resided chiefly on 
the Continent. He died at Birmingham, on his journey 
from London to Limerick, on May 3, 1849, aged 76. 

1849. William Higgin, M. A. Dean of Limerick, was ap- 
pointed by patent dated . He was consecrated at 

St. Patrick's, Dublin, on July 15, by the Archbishop of 
Dublin, assisted by the Bishops of Cork and Down ; and 
was enthroned on Sunday, July 22. 

He has published A Charge at the Primary Visita- 
tion of the Dioceses of Limerick, Ardfert, andAghadoe, 
in September 1849. 8vo. Dublin, 1849. 



DEANS. 303 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

Sir James Ware is of opinion, that the Chapter of Limerick 
was founded by Bishop Donat O'Brien, who held this see 
in the beginning of the thirteenth oentiiry, and died in 
the year 1207; also, that this prelate firtt aadgned dis- 
tinct prebends to the Dean and other members of the 
Chapter. 

We find mention made both of Canoru and Vtettrt 
Choral in the time of Bishop Hubert de Burgh, who mi 
from 1222 to 1250; but cannot now trace the ancient 
holders of the different stalls. Robert of Dundovenald, 
who was made Bishop of this see in 1302, is styled ** a 
Canon of Limerick ;" and Hugh Lacy, " a Canon,** was 
raised to the bishopric in 1557. [Ware.] 

The ancient lAbran/ of this cathedral appears to have 
possessed some valuable manuscripts. A list of forty- 
five MSS. formerly deponted here is given in Cod. 
Clarendon. 46 (now in the British Museum) : among 
them were some treatises of Wjcliffe. Probably this col« 
lection was dispersed and destroyed in the troubles which 
followed the Befonnation ; or perhaps in the Rebellion 
of 1641. 

SEAL. 

A seal of the Dean and Chapter, without date, is engraved 
in Ware's History of the Bishops. 

8UOCBS8IOV OF DBAMS. 

1204 to 1207. P was Dean. [Reg. Dec. Lim.] 

1212 {cirea). J. . . . appears as Dean. [Cod. Cl&r. 46.] 

W [Ibid.] 

" Reymundus, tempore Hbnbici le Walyh, Dec. 
Lim." [MS. T.C. D.F.I. 18.] 
1249 to 1278. Thomas of Woodford appears. [Ware; also 

MUH8TSB.] 3 B 



394 LIMERICK. 

Reg. Lim. and Cod. Clar. 46.] In 1260 we find him 
Dean of Limerick also. He vacated in 1278. 

1295-8. John de Cotes [MS. T. C. D. f. i. 18] ; but Cod. 
Clar. 46 calls him Thomas de Coccis (Cooke, or Cox?). 

1302. Luke appears as Dean. [Reg. Dec. Lim.] 

1311. Eustace de L'Eau, or Waters, Dean, was raised to 
the bishopric in this year. [Ware.] 

1360. Stephen deVallS, Dean, was elected Bishop. [Ware.] 

1366. Adam Owen appears. [Cod. Clar. 46.] Probably he 
is the same as Adam Atteleyn, or Owyn, who is de- 
scribed as Dean in 1373-8, and was fined for having a 
daughter, nine years old, whom he had placed out " with 
the enemies of our lord the King." [MS. T.C.D.f. 1. 18.] 

1398 to 1409. Richard Warren, Waryn, or Weryng. [lb. 
and Rot. Cane] 

1405. EusTATHUS deAqua is named in MS.T.C.D.f.i. 18; 
but perhaps there is a mistake of a figure, and 1405 ought 
to be read 1305. (See above.) 

1434. Robert Poer was Dean of Limerick and Archdea- 
con ofLismore. He was sent as proxy for William, 
Bishop of Meath, to the Council of Basle; and on his re- 
turn, the Council ordered the Bishop to pay all his ex- 
penses. [Registr. Swayne.] In 1446 he was raised to 
the bishopric of VVaterford. ' 

1451. Thomas O'Semican appears. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1488. Milo de Burgo. [Ibid.] 

1493. Philip Waters. [Ibid.] 

1516. Andrew Creagh, LL. B. He resigned in 1543; and 
received the King's pardon for some unknown offence 
on the day when his successor was confirmed. [Rot. Pat. 
35 Hen. VIII.] In the cathedral a stone is placed to 
his memory, with the inscription, " Hie jacet Magister 
Antonius Creagh, quondam istius Ecclesiaj Decanus :" 
but the year of his death is not mentioned. 



DEANS. 395 

** Doctor Demtoh was Dean of Limerick in the reign of 
KiriK Henry VIIl." [Cod. Clw. 36.] (Bui quaire, if of 
I ' ' ' ', not Limeriek f I do not find the name of 
1,'^„„.. connected with any caOiedml in Ireland ^ 

1541. T . [Cod.Clar.36.] 

IMS. Ajtdebw Stsitchb. The King ooniinued his clec> 
tion by the Chapter on September 30. (Rou Pat.] He 
died in 1551. [Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1552. RooKB SsiDDT, B. A. Hb patent is dated May 10. 
1^ ' ' t ] On the same day he was appointed Bactor 

jne in the diooeae of Meath. In l.**.'? \w ua« 

raised to the bishopric of Cork. 

155f? David Artbue was Dean. [Rot. Pat. liElia.] He 
resigned the deanery about 1583. (Cod. Clar. 46.] 

1 588. Dbvis Campbbll, a native of Scotland* formerly Arch- 
deacon of Limeriek, appears. He was likewise Rector 
of DnimcliiTc, in the diocese of Kilialoe. In thb year 
we find him, as Dean, appointed Coadjutor to his Dio- 
oeaan. Bishop Casey. In 1603 he was nominated to the 
sees of Dorry, Raphoe, and Clogher; but died in Lon- 
don, in July of thai year, before his consecration could 
take place. 

1608. Qbobab AvDBSwa, M. A. Prsoentor of St Patrick's, 
Dublin, was an Englishman, and had been ed u ca t ed at 
Oxford. He was ordained Deacon on November 25, 
1596. His patent for the deanery is dated August 31. 
[Lib. Mun.] In 1015 we find him holding a prebend 
in Kilialoe. Bishop Ryder, in the year 1622, describes 
him as ** a learned and sealous preacher of God s word, 
and one of singular good life and conversaUon." In 1635 
he was promoted to the bishopric of Ferns and Leigh lin. 

1635. MiCHABL Wamdbspoed, M. a. succeeded. He was 

bruthcr of Wondesford, Master of the Rolls. His 

patent bears dale May 11. [Lib. Mua.] Ikforfe the close 
of that year he exchanged for the deanery of Dcrry. 



396 LIMERICK. 

1635. Henry Sutton, M. A. Dean of Derry, exchanged 
preferment with Wandesford. His patent is dated No- 
vember 9. [Ibid.] 

1640. Robert Naylor, or Neyler, M. A. Dean of Lismore 
and a Prebendary of Cloyne, was appointed to this 
deanery by patent dated April 16. [Ibid.] In the 
Rebellion of 1641 he was plundered of property, to the 
amount of £1797, besides his Church preferments, worth, 
communibus annis, £500. [MS. T.C.D. f. 2. 13.] He 
died in 1661. A high testimony is borne to his exem- 
plary character, by the fact, that in 1662 the Convocation 
subscribed liberally for the support of his destitute wi- 
dow and children(a). [MS. Lambeth. 684.] 

166^. Richard Boyle, D.D. His patent is dated February 
5. [Lib. Mun.] In 1664 he was made Treasurer of Li- 
merick ; and in 1666 was raised to the bishopric of Ferns 
and Leighlin. 

1666. John Smith, D.D. Chaplain to the Earl of Ossory, 
Lord Lieutenant, a Prebendary of this church, and Arch- 
deacon of Ardfert, was presented June 12; admitted 
September 13. [ff.] In 1679 he was advanced to the 
bishopric of Killala and Achonry. 

16^§. Thomas Hynde, or Hindk, B.D. of Brasennose Col- 
lege, Oxford, Archdeacon of Aghadoe. His patent bears 
date Feb. 26 [Lib. Mun.] ; he was instituted and installed 
March 16. [ff.] In this same year he became D. D. 

169^. EzECHiEL Webbe, M. a. (Quajre, could he have been 
the Prebendary of Killenellick, in the church of Eraly, 
in 1666 ?) Patent dated January 9 [Lib. Mun.] ; insti- 

(a) In 1639 the Earl of Cork's agent writes to his master, that his kinsman, 
the Dean of Lismore, was about being advanced to the deanery either of Limerick 
or Elphin ; and was to be succeeded by one Mr. Price, a chaplain to the I^rd 
Deputy, Doctor in Civil Law. [MS. in Lismore Castle.] Possibly this was 
Bartholomew Price, whom the Crown had presented to the " prebend" or rectoiy 
of Outraib« in the diocese of Lismore, in 1680. 



DEANS. 397 

tutcd and installed March 9. In the course of the next 
year he waa made Archdeacon of Agbadoe. He died 
on September 13, 1704. [ff.] 
170|. Gbobcb Walter Story, M. A. Dean of Connor, and 
a Prebendary of Kilkenny. Patent December 21 [Lib. 
Mun.]; instituted April 7, 1705. He died on Novem> 
berl9, 1721. [ff.] He published: 

1. A True and Impartial History of the moat mate* 
rial Occurrences in the Kingdom of Ireland during the 
last two Years. 4to. London^ 1692. 

2. A Continuation of the Impartial History of the 
Wars of Ireland. 4to. liid. 1693. 

3. A Sermon on Jeremiah, vii. 4-7, preached on the 
AnniTersary of the Irish Rebellion. 8vo. 1714. 

172i Thomas Bivdoh, LL. D. a Fellow of Trinity College, 
Dublin; [Mitent February 16 [Lib. Mun.]; instituted 
February 21. [ff.] He died in Blay, 1740, and was 
buried in his cathedral. 

1740. Charlbs Ma88T, M. A. (aoii of Hugh Massy of Dun- 
trileague, in the County of Limerick, and uncle of Hugh, 
first Lord Massy, and of the first Lord CUrba), Pr»- 
centor of Kmly, iuooeeded ; patent dated July 28 ; in- 
stituted Aug. 26 ; installed Sept 3. He died in 1 766. 

1766. JoBV Atirill, D. D. a native of Antrim, Dean of 
Emly, succeeded by patent dated July 14; installed 
July 20. In 1771 he was raised to the bishopric of 
Limerick. 

1771. Hon. Maurice Crosbib, D. D. (third son of the first 
Lord Brandon, and father of the present Baron) ; patent 
dated Oct 3; instituted Nov. 11 ; installed Dec. 16. He 
was likewise Rector of Castle-island, in the diocese of 
Ardfert. [Ch. B.] He died on June 28, 1809. 

1809. Abtuur John Preston, M. A. a Canon, and subse- 
quently Dean, of Kildare; patent July 20 ; instituted and 
installed August 17. 



398 LIMERICK. 

Dean Preston was a considerable benefactor to the 
Cathedral, which he rescued from a state of ruin. He 
also restored the Choral Service, which had fallen into 
disuse. He died on November 3, 1844; and was buried 
at the seat of his family, Kilmessin, near Tara, in the 
county of Meath. 

1845. William Higgin, M. A. a native of Lancashire, edu- 
cated at Trinity College, Cambridge, came to Ireland 
in 1820 ; and was made Chaplain to the Richmond Pe- 
nitentiary and to the Magdalene Asylum in Dublin. In 
1828 he was presented to the Rectory of Roscrea ; and 
for some years was Vicar-General of the diocese of Kil- 
laloe. His patent for this deanery bears date January 8. 
He was instituted on the 25th of that month. On June 
12, 1849, he was raised to the bishopric of Limerick. 

1849. Anthony La Touche Kirwan, M.A. Dean of Kil- 
macduagh ; patent July 2; instituted August 11. 



PRJECENTORS. 

1204 to 1207. M. Omelinus appears. [Reg. Dec. Lira.] 

1272. Thomas appears. [Ibid.] 

1414. DiONYSius O'Dea (probably a relative of the Bishop, 
Cornelius O'Dea), Praecentor, obtains leave of absence 
for five years, to go and study in the Schools of Oxford 
or Cambridge. [Rot. Pat. 2 Hen. V.] In 1421 he was 
raised to the bishopric of Ossory. 

1426. Maurice Fleming appeai-s. [Cod. Clar. 36.] 

1591. Robert Grave or Graves appears. He was like- 
wise Prebendary of Tullabracky, Dean of Cork, and 
Praicentor of Christ Church, Dublin. [MS. T. C. D. e. 
3- M-] 



PKiECENTORS 88f 

1591. JoHH Bdrooykk (qu»re, Praccentor of Waterford ?) 
succeeded. He resigned in 1614. [Reg. Vis. of 1633,] 

161f. Robert (others call him George) Gorcii, B.A. 
(eldest son of Rev. Hugh Gough, liector of All Cannings 
in Wiltshire, and brother of Bishop Gough ; ordained 
Deacon May 31, 1607, and Priest September 29, 1608), 
was appointed by the Crown, on Not. 23 [Lib. Mun.] 
(or [according to Reg. Vis.] May 15) ; installed July 26. 
In 162| he was made Archdeacon of Ardfert. He was 
still Pnecentor in the year 1634. [Reg. Vii.] 

1641. Ambrosb Jomn, D. D. TresMrer; collated March 
29. [rp.] He was at this time a Prebendary of Emly. 
In 1660 he became Archdeacon of Meath ; and in 1667 
was advaBoed to the bidiopric of Kildare. 

1669. JoBBUA Brookbbavk, M. a. an Englishman, educated 
at Christ's College, Cambridg« (ordained Deacon, at 
Cambridge, in September, 1660; and Priest, by the 
Bishop of Lincoln, in March, 166^), was presented by 
the Crown, by patent dated December 9 [Rolls] ; and 
instituted January 12, 1670. Soon afterwards he was 
appointed Dean of Clonfert [ff.] 

1689. Hugh Godob, Junior, M. A. Chancellor ; colUied 
June 16. In 1693 he was a Vioar Choral. He died in 
1732. 

173§. Robert Casbin, M. A. Archdeacon ; preaenied by 
the Crown, by patent dated November 8 [Lib. Mun.] 
instituted Januuy 20. He died in 1 736. 

1 736. Thomas Llotd, M. A. Prebendary of St. Monchin't 
collated April 6. He died in 1745. 

1745. Richard Maunssll, M. A. Prebendary of Killeedy 
collated May 3; installed May 6. In 1747 he resigned, 
and became Chancellor. 

1747. Hbnrt Colus, M. A. Prebendary of Effin ; collated 
September 24 ; installed next day. 

1786. William MAUNbELL (Thomas), Prebendary of Do- 



400 LIMERICK. 

noghmore ; collated June 20. In 1791 he became Chan- 
cellor. 

1791. Thomas Quin, M. A. Prebendary of Donoghmore ; 
collated April 2. In three months he resigned, and waa 
made Treasurer. 

1791. John Wardlaw, B. A. (quaere, formerly Prebendary 
of Tullabracky ?) ; collated July 23. He died on August 
31, 1801. 

1801. George Vaughan Harte, LL. B. Prebendary of 
Kilpeacon; collated October 27. [ff.] In 1818 here- 
signed, and was made Prebendary of Tullabracky. 

1818. John Warburton, B. A. (a son of Dr. Warburton, 
Bishop of Limerick), formerly Praecentor of Ardfert; 
collated June 24. In 1825 he was made a Vicar Cho- 
ral of Cloyne ; and in 1826 a Vicar Choral of Cork. He 
is the present Praecentor. 



CHANCELLORS. 

1272. GuiDO was Chancellor. [Reg. Dec. Lim.] 

1273 to 1302, David Cornubiensis, one of the Canons, 

was Chancellor during some part of this period, while 

Gerald le Marcschal was Bishop. [Ibid.] 
1353 or 1354. Stephen Lawless, Chancellor, was in this 

year advanced to the bishopric. [Ware.] 
1385. John Griffin, Chancellor, was in this year raised to 

the see of Leighlin. [Ware.] He held the high office 

of Chancellor of the Exchequer. 
1430. Jordan appears. In this year he was advanced by 

the Pope to the sees of Cork and Cloyne. [Ware.] 
1591. Christopher Strong appears. [MS. T.C.D. e. 3. 

14.] He was deprived, for some cause now unknown. 



CHANCELLORS. 401 

1591-160C. Nicholas Ats»xs. [See below.] 

1G(X3. Richard Osborvb, M. A. was presented by the Crown 
on October Ist " to this dignity, Tscsnt by the depriva- 
tion of C. Stronge, the late incumbent, as also by the 
inability, incapacity, and intninon of Nicholas Averie, 
the present asserted or pretended incumbent, and in the 
King's gift by right of his Prerogative." [Rot. Pat 4 
Jac. L] In 1607 he was made Treasurer of Lisroorc. 

IGIO. Rbvjamih Ausrni, M. A. In 1615 he was deprived, 
probably for non-reaidenoe, by the Royal Conunisaioneri. 
[Reg. Vis.] 

1615. JoBM Stbkrb, or Stskbbs, M.A. (probably the Trea- 
surer of Ardfert, and tubeequently Bishop of Ardfert), 
waa* appointed by the Regal Vimtors, in the place of 
Austin. [Ibid.] 

1618. Fbahcis Gouqh, an Englishman, educated at Oxford, 
(a brother of Robert, the Praoeentor, and of Hugh Gough, 
who succeeded), was presented by the Crown on Sep- 
tember 25. [Lib. Mun.] In 1626 he was raised to the 
bishopric of Limerick. 

1626. UcoB GoDou. M. A. (elder brother of his predeces- 
sor), was appointed by the Crown on July 12 ; instituted 
July 31 ; installed next day. [Reg- Vis.] He was also 
made Prebendary of Donoghmore at the same time, and 
(I believe) a Prebendary of Ferns. Either he, or pro- 
bably another person of both his names, waa Chancellor 
in 1671. 

167^. RoBBRT WiLBOH, a Prebendary of KilUloe (and Chan- 
cellor of Ardfert ?) ; collated February 25. [ff.] 

1680. Hugh Gouoh, Junior, M. A. appears. In 1683 he 
resigned, and in 1689 became Pneccntor. 

168|. John Higginbotham, M.A. a Vicar Choral; collated 
January 4. (ff.) 

1685, or 1687. Gborgb Studdart, M. A. Prebendary of 

MUNSTER.] 3 F 



402 LIMERICK. 

Kilpeacon ; collated September 7. [ff.] He held this 
dignity fifty- three years, and died in 1738. 

1738. George Roche, M. A. Prebendary of St. Munchin's, 
and a Vicar Choral ; collated November 7. He died in 
May 1740, and was buried in St. Munchin's Church. 

1740. John Browne, M. A. collated June 9 [ff.]; in- 
stalled June 11. He died in 1747. 

1747. Richard Maunsell, M. A. Praecentor ; collated June 
29 ; installed July 2. He held this dignity till 1791. 

1791. William Maunsell (Thomas), M. A. Praecentor; 
collated April 1. He resigned in 1803. 

1803. John Hoare, M. A. collated September 22. [ff.] 
He died in 1813. 

1 813. Charles Warburton, M. A. (a son of Dr. Warbur- 
ton, Bishop of Limerick), Archdeacon of Tuam; col- 
lated June 19. [ff.] He is the present Chancellor. 



TREASURERS. 

1204-7. WiLHELMUs De Kerdiff was Treasurer. [Reg. 
Dec. Lim.] Some years later he had a dispute with 
Bartholomew de Camertl, " Parson of the chapel of Lime- 
rick," about the tithe of fish and the mills of Limerick. 
The King, being applied to, wrote to the Archbishop of 
Cashel, and to the Bishops of Ferns, and Lismore, to set- 
tle the question. [Prynne's Records, iii. p. 63.] 

Before 1223. John St. John, an Englishman, a person of 
great ability, was Treasurer of this church ; he also held 
the office of Treasurer of Ireland. In 1223 he was raised 
to the bishopric of Ferns, to which see he became a great 
benefactor. [Ware.] 

1223. Geoffry St. John succeeded his namesake ; and in 
1243 succeeded him in his bishopric also. 



TREASURERS. 403 

1273. Richard Bricb, or Brisk? [Reg. Deo. Lim.] 

1369 to 1400. Thomas Corot (Corrt?> appean. 

1400 to 1426. Simon Lakob appears. 

1426. JoHH ScuRLOCK was appointed by the King, the see 
being vacant. It appears that the Pope issued a bull 
of deprivation against him ; but King Henry VI. sup- 
ported him, and he retained poispssiop of his dignity till 
1446. [MS. Cotton. Cleopatra, b. iii. 40.] 

1446? JoBH Kbvhock, or Kbtbhob, was collated bj the 
Bishop upon Scurlock's death ; but the King presented 
John Pygge, M.A. The Bishop rafttsed to admit him: 
upon which the King threatened to seize the temporali- 
ties of the see, and thus forced him to comply ; so that 
he admitted Pygge on October 81, 1446. Upon this 
Kennock petitioned the Parliament, which ordered him 
to be restored. [MS. Marsh, ▼. 3. 24.] In 1449 be 
was the Chapter's Proctor to Parliament [Cod. Clar. 36.] ; 
and was fined, for non-attendanoe or some other oflenoe. 
[Rot. Cane. p. 265.] 

1519. GsorFRT Arthur was Treasurer. He dicU on May 
16 of this year, and was buried in the Cathedral. A 
monument to his memory was erected in the Chapter- 
room, bearing the following quaint inscription; the 
contractions in the last line of which have hitherto baf- 
fled the skill of my learned friends, as well as of the his- 
torians Ferrar and McGregor, and other antiquaries. I 
trust, however, that by the valuable aid of the Rev. Ar- 
tluir W. Edwards, all has at last been made plain, with 
the exception of one or, at most, two words. 



Hk Jaeat ia tamuli Aiado mbUtos • i 

UaUHdii* Artliure UicManrios qaoodaai Mat tccfaiiw 

ZTi Inee May* raquievit in pace perpetai 

Anno crudfixl Doadni m* V xix* 

Tu truMiena cave qai hk die** Pater fc Ave 



404 LIMERICK. 

1541. G. DE Sancto Johanne. [Cod. Clar. 36.] 

1591. Donald O'Neill, or O'Nyellan, appears. [MS. 

T.C.D. E. 3. 14.] 
1615. Richard Southwell, LL.B. Dean of Ardfert, ap- 
pears. [R.V.] He resigned in 1620. 
1620. Thomas Lodge, a Graduate of Oxford ; appointed by 
the Crown, May 22. [Lib. Mun.] In 1625 he was 
made Archdeacon of Killaloe. He appears to have been 
again presented, by collation, on May 2, 16b0, and in- 
stalled next day. [Reg. Vis.] 
1639. Ambrose Jones, D. D. (son of Bishop Lewis Jones), 
a Prebendary of Emly ; installed December 20. [ff.] 
In 1641 he resigned, and was made Praecentor. In 1667 
he was raised to the bishopric of Kildare. 
1641. John Blagrave; collated March 29. [ff.] 
1673. William Smyth, D. D. appears. [Vis. Book.] He 
was a Prebendary of Lismore and of Cloyne ; and quaere, 
if a Prebendary of Kildare ? 
168^. Peter RiLANDS, M. A. collated March 3; installed 

April 4. He was likewise a Vicar Choral. 
1695. John Shepherd, M. A. Prebendary of St. Mimchin's ; 
collated July 29 ; admitted August 3. In 1697 he was 
a Vicar Choral. In 1704 he was the Chapter's Proctor 
in the Convocation. In 1705 he was made Praecentor 
of Killaloe. He died in 1713. 
1713. Patrick Moline, M. A. Prebendary of Ballycahane, 

and Praecentor of Ardfert ; collated November 10. 
1715. John Moore, M. A. Prebendary of TuUabracky; col- 
lated September 21. [ff.] In this year he was elected 
the Chapter's Proctor to Convocation. He died in July 
1732, and was buried in the Cathedral. 
1732. George Paske, M. A. (quaere, of Clare Hall, Cam- 
bridge?) collated July 20. He died in February 1741, 
and was buried in St. Munchin's churchyard. 
1741. Thomas Widenham, M. A. Prebendary of Effin (or 



ARCHDEACONS. 405 

Killccdy) ; collated June 2 [ff.] ; installed next day. 
He resigned in 1758. 

1758. Daniel Widenuam; collated July 12. 

1791. Thomas QuiN, M. A. Pneoentor; collated July 4. In 
1808 he was made a Prebendary of Cork. He held this 
dignity fifty years, and died in 1841. Upon his death, 
the Ecclesiastical Commissioners recommended the sus- 
pension of the appointment to this dignity ; but the Lord 
Lieutenant and Privy Council decided that it ought to 
be preserved. [See order of Council dated Oct. 25, 1841.] 

1841. Robert Khoz, M. A. Chancellor of Ardfert; collated 
March 20. He redgned in the tame year, and became 
Prebendary of St. MunchinV. 

1842. Jamba Wiluam Fobbtib, LL. D. Arohdeaoon of 
Aghadoe, Vicar-Goneral of the diocese of Limerick, and 
a Vicar Choral ; collated March 19. He has been a 
benefactor to the CathedraL 



ARCHDEACONS. 

1200^1210. M is the Archdeacon's initial. [Reg. Dec. 

Lim. and MS. T.C.D.f. i. i8 ] 
12ftO. Thomas Fitzmadbicb appears. [Ibid.] 
1272. Gerald lb Marbschal, Archdeacon, was in this 
year appointed Custos of the vacant bishopric ; and in 
the next year became its Bishop. [Ware.] 
1363-5. Maurice FiTZPETBR appears. [MS.T.C.D. f.i. iB.] 
1398-1402. Richard de Valle was Archdeacon. [Ibid.] 
1583(?). Denis Campbell, a native of Scotland, was Arch- 
deacon ; and about this time became Dean. In 1588 he 
was appointed Coadjutor to his diocesan, Bishop Casey. 
[Ware.] In 1591 we find him Prajcentor of Cork. 



406 LIMERICK. 

1591. Gerald Hubbard, or Herbert, appears. [MS. 
T. C. D. E. 3. 14.] He also held the prebend of Groagh. 

1 , John Lane. He resigned in 1605. [Rot. Pat. 3 Jac. I.] 

1605. Richard Boyle, M. A. Dean of Waterford, was ap- 
pointed by the Crown, on May 8. In 1620 he was ad- 
vanced to the see of Cork; and in 1638 was made Arch- 
bishop of Tuara. 

1623. Bishop Adams made a grant of the next presentation 
to Thomas Cary, of Dublin, dated March 1. This was 
confirmed by the Dean and Chapter on March 19 ; and it 
would appear that Richard Cary was presented. But in 
1626 Cary resigned it to the King. [Rolls Office.] 

1624. Richard Cary was installed on October 15. [ff.] In 
1625 he was made a Prebendary of Kilkenny. He re- 
signed on June 9, 1626. [Lib. Mun.] 

1626. Samuel Elliott, B. A. was appointed by the Crown, 
on June 26. [Rolls Office.] 

1667. Samuel Ladyman, M. A. (afterwards D. D.) a Pre- 
bendary of Cash el; collated September 23. [Vis. Book.] 
He died in February, 1683-4 ; and was buried in the 
chancel of the church of Clonmel, of which parish he had 
been Vicar : a black marble tablet was placed over his 
tomb, bearing an inscription both in prose and verse, com- 
posed by himself. A copy of his will, dated Dec.l2, 1683, 
is preserved in the Diocesan Registry of Cashel. By it he 
left £50, with accruing interest, towards procuring a 
ring of bells for the church of Clonmel ; 50^. to be yearly 
laid out in bread for the poor of Clonmel on June 1 ; 
and a like sum on January 1 (as had been his own 
custom to do for some years past). Also, £5 yearly " for 
the teaching of ten poor children to read English, and 
to learn the Church Catechism, with Mr. Perkins' six 
principles," the children to be selected by the Vicar and 
churchwardens. 

Also, £5 to be disti-ibuted in sixpenny loaves, on 



ARCHDEACONS 407 

the day of hia interment, to the poor of Clonmel ; a 
like sum to those of Cashcl; like sums to those of St. 
Mary 8 and St. MichaeFs parishes in Limerick. 

Also, five works in folio, to the Library of Trinity 
College, Dublin. 

His will contained many other benefrotaona, and re- 
roisnona of debts to various pcraona, exhibiting a spirit 
of justice and great bcneTolence. 

1684. JoHV Hait8TO«ob, Bf. A. collated June 24. It is 
said that he receired his education at Trinity College, 
Dublin ; but he took the d^reea of B. A. at Caiua Col> 
lege, Cambridge, in 1677; M. A. in 1680; and D.D. 
by diploma, at the Univerrity of Oxford, in 1693. He 
was Chaplain to the Duke of Ormonde; and was one of 
those who were attainted by King James U. in 1689. In 
1693 he was raiaed to the bishopric of Ch$ory ; and in 
1713 was translated to Derry. 

1693. Jambs Blaxd, M. A. presented by the Crown, May 
9 [Lib. Mun.] ; instituted June 1. In 1705 he raaigned, 
and became Archdeacon of Aghadoe. 

1705. WiLUAM TwiOGB, M. A. Prebendary of Disert, and 
Chancellor of Killaloe ; collated July 19. He died in 
the spring of 1726-7. 

172}. RoBBRT Cashiv. M.A. Prebettdavy of Tullabracky ; 
coUated February 21. {wf.l He raaigned in 1732, and 
was made Pneoentor. 

173f. JoHH Browvb, M.A. Prebendary of Tullabracky ; 
collated January 20. He resigned in 1740. 

1740. Richard Wight, M.A. Prebendary of Killecdy; col- 
lated June 13 [fp.] ; installed same day. He resigned in 
1751 ; in 1754 he was made Prebendary of St. Munchin's. 

1751. Edwabd Wight, B.A. (afterwards D.D.) Prebendary 
of Disert ; collated Oct. 31 ; installed next day. After 
holding his archdeaconry forty years, he died in 1 790. 



408 LIMERICK. 

1790. Raphael Walsh, M.A. (quaere, Dean of Dromore ?) 
collated Aug. 31. [V. B.] He resigned on March 3, 1803. 

1803. AvERiLL Hill, M. A. collated August 30. He died in 
July 1814, and was buried in St. Munchin's. 

1814. William Wray Maunsell, M. A. collated and in- 
stalled December 16. [ff.] In 1822 he was made Praecen- 
tor of Cloyne. He is the present Archdeacon, 



CANONS, 
whose stalls are not distinguished by name. 

1272. nicholaus de wodeford. 

Johannes filius Hugonis. 

Rychard de Limerick. 

David Cornubiensis. In or before 1302 he was 

Chancellor. 

Henry Russell. [Reg. Dec. Lim.] 



1273 and 1302. Thomas de Cocis. [Ibid.J 

1301-2. Maurice Fitzmaurice,\ are Canons. [Prynne, iii. 

Arnald de Burdens, / p. 945.] 
1302. Robert of Dundovenald, a Canon, was this year 

advanced to the bishopric of Limerick. [Ware.] 
1557. Hugh Lacy, a Canon, was in this year advanced to 

the same See. [Ware.] 



PREBENDARIES. 

1. ST. munchin's. 

1537. John Ryan, Abbat of Owney, was appointed by the 
Crown "Prebendary of St. Mary, Limerick." [Lib. 
Mun.] Quajre, if St. Munchin's be meant? The parish 
of St. Mary at present is attached to the deanery. 



PREBENDARIES. 409 

1544. Cornelius Moretov reoeiTed letters of protection 
and confirmation, as Prebendary and Vicar Choral, from 
the King, dated January 3. [Rot. Pat. 35 Hen. VIII.] 

151H. William Caste, Cash, nr Caiiish. At)i>oar8. [MS. 
T.C.D. B. 3.14.] 

1610. John Lamcastbb, Bishop of Waterford, obtained from 
the Crown a grant to hold this prebend, m 0muimimIiiim 
with his bishopric and sundry other prefennoiti^ dfttad 
October 26. [Rot. Pat. 8 Jacl.] 

1612. JoiiK Aldbv, or Allbh, Archdeacon of Lismore, was 
appointed by the Crown, December 11. At the same 
time the Crown ga%'e him the pracentorship of Cork; 
but he was soon compelled to resign that dignity. [Rot 
Pat. lOJac. I] 

1615. Jousf Hall, Hill, or Hull, B. D. (qussre. Alden. 
above-mentioned?) appears. [Beg. Vis.] 

11)18. Edward Holcombs; appointed by the Crown, July 
28. [Lib. Mun.] He died in 1633. 

1633. Jamkh Locbb; collated October 28; installed same 
day. [Reg. Vis.] 

1664. John Smith, Archdeacon of Ardfert; admitted May 
3. [ff.] In 1666 he was advanced to the deanery. 

1667. Ultssbs Bdbob, M. A. Praeoentor of Rmly, and a 
Prebendary of Cashcl ; collated Sept. 12. In 1685 
he became Dean of Emiy ; and in 1692 was raised to the 
bishopric of Ardagh. 

1693. John Shepherd. M. A. a Vicar Choral; presented 
by the Crown, April 10 [Lib. Mun.]; instituted Aug. 
14. In 1695 he resigned, and became Treasurer. 

1695. Edward Ingram, M. A. (of Oriel College, Oxford?), 
a Vicar Choral ; collated July 29. In 1704 he was Proc- 
tor for the Clergy in Convocation. By his will, dated 
.March 19, 1711, he exhibited his benevolent disposi- 
tion as follows : " I give and bequeath unto the overseers 

MUMSTBB.] 3 G 



410 LIMERICK. 

of the New Hospital in Limerick the sum of £50 sterling, 
to be disposed of for the use of the said Hospital, as the 
Mayor, and Bishop, and Dean of Limerick, for the time 
being, shall think fit." [Dioc. Reg.] 

1714. Thomas Lloyd, M. A. collated December 31. [ff.] 
In 1736 he resigned, and became Praecentor. 

1736. George Roche, M. A. a Vicar Choral ; collated April 
6. [ff.] He was likewise a Prebendary of Killaloe. In 
1738 he resigned, and became Chancellor. 

1738. John Tunnadine, M. A. a Vicar Choral; collated 
December 8, or 18. [ff.] He resigned in 1754, and be- 
came Prebendary of Killeedy. 

1754. Richard Wight, M. A. Archdeacon; collated Oct. 
23. [V.B.] He died in 1762. 

1762. Robert Cashin, Jun., M. A. Vicar-General of the 
diocese ; collated March 20. [ff.] In 1766 he became 
Archdeacon of Ardfert. 

1769. The Vis. Book of 1769 states the prebend to be vacant; 
but Cashin appears again as Prebendary in 1772, &c. 
He had taken the prebend of Killeedy in 1769, or before ; 
but resigned it speedily, and returned to St. Munchin's. 

1784. Arthur Clarke, M. A. Prebendary of Kilpeacon ; 
collated March 8 [ff.] ; inducted by mandate from the 
Archbishop of Cashel, the Bishop of Limerick having 
died since his collation. [Cashel Reg.] 

1792. Edmund Palmer, Prsecentor of Ardfert; collated Fe- 
bruary 27. [ff.] He died in 1796. 

1796. William Barnard; collated June 15. In the next 
year he exchanged this prebend for the English prefer- 
ment of his successor. 

1797. John DuDDELL, M. A. an Englishman, educated at 
Pembroke College, Oxford; collated August 5. He 
held this prebend till his death in 1841, and was buried 
in his church. 



PREBENDARIES. 411 

1841. Robert Knox, M.A. Chancellor of Ardfert, and 
Treasurer of Limerick ; collated Oct. 16. In March, 1849, 
he was raised to the bishopric of Down and Connor. 

He has published. 

The Ecclesiastical Index. 8to. DMin, 1839. 

An Ordination Sermon, at Si. MarjV Limerick, on 
Trinity Sunday. 1847. 8to. IlneL 1847. 
1849. Robert Statelet, M.A. a Prebendary of St. Patrick's, 
Dublin, was presented by the Crown. His patent bears 
date June 25th. 

S. DOMOOBMOEI. 

1591. Richard Arthur, or Roosm Archer, appears. He 
was likewise a Vicar Choral He died in 1598. [MS. 
T.C.D.E.3.14.] 

1593. Robert Chaffe, a Vicar Choral, was appointed by 
the Crown, »ede wiea$tU, by patent dated Aug. 8. [Rot. 
Pat.] In 1603 ho was made Dean of Ardfert. 

1623. HuoH GouoH, H. A. (sorenth brother of Robert Gougfa, 
PrsBcentor), collated Nov. 3; installed Nov. 5. In 1626 
he resigned, and was made Chancellor. [Reg. Vis.] 

1626. JoH!f Fitzorrald, M. A. appointed by the Crown, 
July 1 1 [Lib. Mun.] ; admitted August 1 ; installed next 
day. He appears to have resigned this preferment im> 
mediately. In 1628 he was made Dean of Cork; and 
in 1630 a Prebendary of Cloyne. 

1626. Hugh GonoB, M. A. (ordained Deacon, March 28, 
1619; Priest, December 21, 1621); ooUated July 31; 
installed next day. [Reg. Vis.] 

N. B. — There appears some difficulty here ; perhaps 
the patronage was disputed, and both the Crown and the 
Bishop presented their clerks; yet it would seem that 
luMh o/tJtem received installution. 



412 LIMERICK. 

1669. Edward Reynolds, M. A. Treasurer of Killaloe; col- 
lated and installed April 14. [ff.] 

1673. Theodore Vesey, M. A. collated July 18. [ff.] 
(Probably the same person who was at this time a Pre- 
bendary of Cork, and afterwards of Cloyne.) 

1682. William Jephson, M. A. Domestic Chaplain to the 
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and a Minor Canon of St. 
Patrick's, Dublin ; collated Nov. 3 ; installed Feb. 1 fol- 
lowing. He had the honor of being attainted by King 
James IL in company with 2600 of the highest and most 
respectable persons in Ireland. He resigned in 1711. 

1711. Thomas Revett, M.A. a Prebendary of Clonfert; 
collated July 14. He died in 173|. 

1736. Henry Smyth, M. A. collated April 6. He died in 
1764. 

1764. Sir Robert Pynsext, Bart. Rector of Kilmurry ; col- 
lated November 24. He resigned in 1766. In 1768 he 
became Rector of Macroom; and in 1772 a Prebendary 
of Derry. In 1773 he was made a Vicar Choral. 

1766. William Maunskll (Thomas) ; collated September 
26. In 1786 he became Prsecentor. 

1786. Thomas Quin, M. A. (of Peter-House,Cambridge?); 
collated October 19. In 1791 he was made Praecentor. 

1791. William Lewis, M.A. a native of Wales (quaere of 
Jesus College, Oxford ?) ; collated April 22. He resigned 
in 1818. 

1818. John FiTZGiBBON, B. A. Vicar of St. John's, Limerick; 
collated January 15. He died in 1832. A high testi- 
mony to the edifying manner in which he performed the 
Church Services is given by his successor, in a work 
entitled " The Choral Service of the Church." 

1832. John Jebb, M. A. (son of the Hon. Justice Jebb, 
and nephew of Bishop Jebb of Limerick) ; collated March 
22. [ff.] He resigned in March 1843, and accepted pre- 



PREBENDARIES. 413 

ferment in England. Hib warm attachment to the Church, 
and especially to her cathedral institutions, is attested by 
his valuable publications giren below(a). 
1843. Cbaklbs Hkhst Movsbxx, M. A. of Worcester Col- 
lege, Oxford (son of the Rev. T. B. Monsell,Archdeaoon 
of Derry), Residentiary Preacher of the Cathedral, was 
collated June 19. Bui tha EocleiiMtical Commissioners 
having obtained the suspension of the appointment and 
a transfer of tlie revenues, by an order of the Privy Coun- 
cil, dated June 10, 1843 [Council Book], a substitute 
wss elected. 

(blbctxo.) 

1845. Cbaelks HiiraT Monux, M. A. was elected by 
the Dean and Chapt«r on Blay 24. He has published 



(fl)ll. Th* DiviM yow— y tt Ite Onnk. •«•. Lmdm, IS40. 

t. Thiw LtetaTM oo dw CallMdnl Barrkm at Uw Ckaidi of Ei^ImI Sto. 
Umdom, IS4I. rabMiinil h '♦TW CWfalhi U^iMmj.' BtvmdtiMlum, mtih 
addltfom. 9WO. LtOt, IBU. 

5. A Diak«M oa ite CiMral Smfaik (Amujmw). 9w. LmA, 1»4«. 
4. Hm CkanI 8mtk» ti Um Datoad CWfrdi of b^kad sad Iwl— 1 Sra. 

6. ABtanlTiwMlatkaarthtBookorPnlMtlewyekmadiMOiMrU. 
tloM. t vok. tva Lmdm, IMS. 

C AfaaHapnMlHdalEMtFbiUcll.K«t,«Aptat,ltM. tm llaW- 
«lHM^lSa«. 

7. 'n«lkMdUalt3r,«8OTMaatBOTiM,MUiMir«riM8ochljrtM>Pko- 
PHPMIM oTtlM OoiptL tm IwJm. lS4t. 

8. Wh<oiaJillli<«f«lllwrCyidw,aVhlmfcaS— MtHiwfcrdt wtth 
Note* aad AppMdbu Sra l.mdm, 1S44. 

9. A SanaoQ oa Pnla exssU. 7-9 (jmm ti mvm pwelnd at Um CooMon- 
tkNi«BdII*-«pMii«orilMrMiiliCbai«li«rLMda,ia 1S41). %^ LmJm, \%il. 

10. A Sotbm m St. IbtthlMr Dqr (pablhhtd io xpnctieil Smbom. by 
varlow Atttbon,'* toL 1.) Sr*. Ltm dm , 1645. 

1 1. Religiotw Patetotka mutmnd In Um Bomb «r God ; • flinaoa jiTMtiarl 
in tlie C«Ui«lral Chnreh of limmUk. Prirmtt im fnm tan omip. Sro. 18t9. 

12. IlMrealy CoorefMlloo ; • Scfmoa preached lo Limerick CaUMdraL Pin'. 
rmUhmpnanam. Svo. 18S4. 

18. The Choral RaipOMaa and LHaalaaoriba United Cbordi of Kngland and 
Ireland, collected (nm aulhealic Seareta. Potto. Ltmdom^ 1847. 



414 LIMERICK. 

'* The Temporal Punishments of Sin, and other Ser- 
mons." 12mo. 1846. 

3. BALLYCAHANE. 

1591. Leonard Potter. [MS. T. C. D. e. 3. 14.] 

1615. Robert Rayner appears. [Reg. Vis.] 

1618, or 1619. Richard Fuller (ordained Deacon and 
Priest November 9, 1609), Prebendary of Disert; col- 
lated October 21 [ff.] ; installed October 26. He was 
also (or his son, of both his names, was) a Vicar Choral. 
[Reg. Vis.] 

1636. Edward Neilson; instituted and installed July 2. 
[ff.] He lost property to the amount of £78 in the Re- 
bellion of 1641, and also his Church-living, value £I06 
a year. [MS. T.C.D. f. 2.22] 

1661. Henry Watson; collated November 26. [Vis. B.] 
He held the Prebend in 1683. 

1687. John Burdett, M. A. collated May 4; admitted 
August 11. He resigned in October, 1692. 

1693. John Paterson, M. A. a Prebendary of Killaloe; 
collated July 10 ; admitted August 3. 

1699. Patrick MoLiNE, M. A. Praecentor of Ardfert ; col- 
lated August 2; installed next day. In 1704 he was a 
Vicar Choral. In 1713 he became Treasurer. 

1713. Robert Cashin, M. A. Prebendary of Disert; col- 
lated November 12. [ff.] In 1715 he resigned, and 
became Prebendary of TuUabracky. 

1715. Richard Wight, M. A. collated Oct. 1. [ff.] In 1720 
he resigned, and was made Prebendary of Killeedy. 

1720. Hugh Henly, collated — , was admitted to his place 
in the Chapter on August 19. [Ch. B.] 

1721. Nathanael Sprigge; collated September 14. [ff.] 
1731. Arthur Ormsby, M. A. collated Oct. 14. He died in 

1754, and was buried at St. Munching. 



PREBENDARIES. 415 

1754. WiLUAM MAimsBLL, B. A. alVerwanls LL. D. Petty 
Canon ot Ardfert; collated April 18. [V. B.] In 1757 he 
became Treasurer of Ardfert. He held this Prebend 
fifty years, and died on January 5, 1804. 

1804. Thoius Wbstropp, Jun. collated January 6. [pp.] 
He resigned in 1805. 

1805. JoBH Paekbb, B. a. .Blinor Canon of Ardfert; col- 
lated Nov. 1. In 1806 he was made a Vicar Choral. 

1816. Jouv CouBUia, B. A. (formerly a Roman Catholic 
Priest, educated at Maynooth College) ; collated and in- 
stalled May 10. He died in Limerick in 1833. He has 
published ** A Reply to the Fifth, and other Controvert 
sial Sermons of the Rev. Richard Hayes (a Roman Ca- 
tholic Priest)." 12mo. Dmblim, 18i3. 

1833. Edwaed Nasb, B. A. collated October 5ih. In De- 
oember, 1847, he letignad. 

1848. Jambs H.BoDlCBnm; collated January 12th. In Oc- 
tober, 1849, he resigned, and became Prebendary of 
Ardcanny. 

1850. EowABD Hassaeo; colUted March 25th. 

4. KILPBAOOV. 

1320. Rich ABO Fobt appears as ** Prebendary of Kilbekan." 
[Rot. Cane. p. 28.] 

1583 to 1591. Maubicb Davidob was Prebendary iu July, 
1583. [MS. T. CD. B. 3. 14.] 

1615. Groegb Allen, or Allbtv (ordained Deacon, May 
29,1607; Priest, August 24, 1608). [Rcg.Vis.of 1615 
and 1633.] 

1633. John Lillys, M. A. collated May 4 ; installed June 2. 
[Reg. Vis.] In 1661 he became Prebendary of Croagh. 

1663. John Sowdkn; admitted August 12. [ff] lie re- 
signed in 1666, and became Prebendary of Tullabracky. 



416 LIMERICK. 

166^. John Ve8EY, M. A. collated February 4. [ff.] He 
was also Dean of Cork. In 1673 he was raised to the 
bishopric of Limerick. 

1673. Arthur PoMEROY, D. D. Dean o£Cork; instituted 
and installed October 1. [ff.] He resigned in 1678. 

1678. George Studdart, M. A. collated Sept. 18. [ff.] 
In 1685 or 1687 he resigned, and became Chancellor. 

1685, or 1687 ? Solomon Delany, M. A. collated Novem- 
ber 7 ; installed November 28. [ff.] In 1689 he was 
appointed Prebendary of Ardcanny. 

1692. Richard Roche, M. A. collated September 6. He 
was likewise a Vicar Choral of this Cathedral, and of 
Lismore. He died in 1731. 

1731. Bartholomew Piercy, B. A. collated October 13 
[V. B.] ; installed October 16. He died in 1741. 

1741. Richard Steeres, M. A. collated June 2. He died 
in 1763. 

1763. Henry Jerome DE Salis, B. A. of Queen's College, 
Oxford; collated November 8. In 1766 he was ap- 
pointed Vicar-General of the diocese of Ardfert. 

1774. Arthur Clarke, M. A. a Vicar Choral; collated 
July 27. [D. R.] In 1784 he resigned, and became 
Prebendary of St. Munchin's. 

1 784. Joseph Campbell, B. A. collated May 25. [ff.] 
He died on January 1, 1795. 

1795. George Vaughan Harte; collated March 10. [ff.] 
On Oct. 26, 1801, he resigned, and became Precentor. 

1801. James Wilmot Ormsby, M. A. a Prebendary of Kil- 
laloe; collated October 27. 

1813. George Studdart, M. A. collated Sept. 1. [ff.] 

1814. Norman Garstin, M. A. collated July 16. [ff.] 
1821. Edward Herbert, B. A. collated December 11. He 

is the present Prebendary. 



PREBENDARIES. 417 

5. TULLABBACKT (or TULLAOHBBKK). 

1346. JoBM DB BoswoBTH wM pretenled by the Crowiif 
September 10. [Rot. Pal.] 

Vi69. Joux Etlbwabd [Aylwabd] ; presented by the Crown, 
Sept. 20. [Rot. Pat. 13 Ric. II.] In 1391 he waa 
made Archdeacon ofCashel; and in 1400, a Preben- 
dary of Cloyne. 

151)1. JoHB Dbbmit appears. [MS. T. C. D. b. 3. 14.] 

1 — ? RoBBBT Gbatb is named in the Regal Visitation 
Book of 1615. Ue was likewise Pnsoentor. 

1615. TuoMAS LY8AGHT (*' Desoon, and Student in the Col- 
lege of Dublin; ordained Deacon, July 18, 1615; Priest, 
February 3, 161^% was collated November 10; in- 
stalled November iQ. [Reg. Vis.] 

1661. WiLUAM Wtatt; admitted May 8. [ww.] 

1666. JoHM SowDBB, M. A. Prebendary of Kilpeaoon; ad- 
mitted Aug. 24. [rf.] In 1673 he was a Vicar Choral. 
(Quare, if he was a Prebendary of Ferns also?) 

1668. JoHir Beckham, M. A. collated and tastaUed Octo- 
ber 13. [rF.] 

168^. JoBV Moobb, M. a. coUated November 4 [fw,'] ; 
installed February 2 following. In 1704 he was a Proc- 
tor for the Clergy in the Convocation, and in 1713 he 
was elected the Chi^tter's Proctor to the same. In 1715 
he resigned, and became Treasurer. 

1715. Robbbt CASHiy, M. A. Prebendary of Ballycahane ; 
collated Sept. 27. [fp.] In 172f he was made Arch- 
deacon. 

172f. John Bbowmb, M.A. collated February 21. [fp.] 
He resigned in 173|, and became Archdeacon. 

1733. Hkxbt Babclat, M. A. a Vicar Choral; coUated 
March 31. He died in 1741. 

1741. Nicholas Pabkkb, M. A. collated June 2. [pp.] 

MUNSTEB.] 3 u 



418 LIMERICK. 

1753. Joseph Sargent, or Serjeant; collated December 
12. He died in 1781. 

1781. John Wardlaw, B. A. Archdeacon of Elphin; col- 
lated December 11. [ff.] 

1784. Thomas Franklin, B. A. appointed by the Crown, 
sede vacante, by patent dated March 13. [Lib. Mun.] ; 
instituted August 21. [ff.] He died on November 
20, 1819. 

1817. Thos. Orpen Stewart, M. A. collated Jan. 29. [ff.] 

1817. Standish O'Grady, B. A. collated September 16. 

1818. George Vaughan Harte, LL. B. Praecentor; col- 
lated April 10. [ff.] 

1818. John Hume Harte, B. A. (son of his predecessor); 

collated September 26. [ff.] He died in 1821. 
1821. John Fitzgerald, M. A. collated September 8. [ff.] 

He died on September 22, 1845. 
1846. Thomas Knox, B. A. (son of Hon. Charles Knox, 

Archdeacon of Armagh, and brother of Dr. Robert Knox, 

Bishop of Down and Connor) ; collated February 7. 

He has published " Reflections on the Prophet Daniel." 

12mo. Dublin^ 1849. 

6. killeedy (or kyllyd). 

1591. Theophilds Calvers, or Cahers? is named as Pre- 
bendary. [MS. T. C. D. E. 3. 14.] 

1615. Marcus Paget appears. [Reg. Vis.] He was a 
Prebendary of Cork at this time, and afterwards became 
Chancellor of that cathedral. He also held a prebend 
in Killaloe. 

1618 (or 1628 ?) Nicholas Lillys (ordained Priest, July 5, 
1609), collated Sept. 18; installed Nov. 4. [Reg. Vis.] 

1663. Edward Lloyd; collated August 12, 1663. [Mason's 
Parochial Survey, vol. ii. p. 302.] 

1667. John Vesey, M. A. collated November 12. [V.B.] 



PREBENDARIES. 419 

1686. WuxiAM Brbrbtoh, B. A. colUteU October 8. [ff.] 
In 1703 he was made Pnecentor of Eiphin. In 1717 
he appears as a Vicar Choral. 

1720. Richard Wight, M. A. Prebendary of Balljoahane; 
ooUated June 20. In 1740 he became Archdeacon. 

1740. Thomas Wiouham. In 1738 he was a Vicar 
Choral. He resigned in 1741, and became Treasurer. 
[D. Reg.] 

1741. Richard Mii n-jm. M A. i.llii:. .1 .Imu- i'. i:>^i:.ll.J 

next day. In 171.'» lu: r<»i^iu-<i, una Ixiainr i'ra-ii'iitor. 

1745. WiLUAM RocuB, M. A. collated May 8^ inalaUed 

next day. [V. B.] 
1754. JoHH TuvHAonrB, M. A. Prebendary of Si. Man> 

chin's, and a Vicar Choral; ooUatod October 3. He 

died in 1769. 
1769. RoBKRT Casvui, M. A. Prebendary of St Munchin's. 

rengned that prebend, and was ooUaled to Killeedy ; but 

in a very short time he returned to his former prebend. 

[V.B.atCaahel.] 
1769. Richard Lbslib; coUated October 3. On the next 

day he was made Archdeacon of Aghadoe. He was 

deprived, for non-residence, in 1790. 
1790. Jambs Ellaro, B. A. afterwards M. B. collated June 

18. [ff.] In 1803 he rengned, and became Prebendary 

of Effin. 
1803. Edward Gbraghtt, B. A. Prebendary of Efiin ; col- 
lated Sept. 14. [ff.] He is the present Prebendary. 

7. OUBRT (DB DB8BBT0). 

1591? Gborob Saxtos, or Sbxtom, a layman, was Pre- 
bendary. He was deprived by the Royal Visitors, about 
this year, for lack of proper age and Ordere. [MS. 
T.C.D. B.3.14.] 

159-. John Crosbib (father of tlie first Baronet, &a W uitcr 



420 LIMERICK. 

Crosbie, and ancestor of the Earls of Glandore), appears. 
In 1600 he was raised to the bishopric of Ardfert, with 
license to hold this prebend in commendam. He died 
in 1621 

1615. Richard Fuller appears. [Reg. Vis.] In 1618 he 
became Prebendary of Ballycahane. 

1618. Andrew Chaplin, [ff.] He held a benefice in the 
diocese of Killaloe ; and is described by Bishop Ryder in 
1622 as " a zealous preacher, a man of good life and con- 
versation." [Reg. Cashel.] He resigned in 1633. In 
1641, Andrew Chaplin, of Templem . . . , lost, by the 
Rebels, £520, and his church living, worth £105 a year. 

[MS. T. C. D. F. 2. 22.] 

1634. Samuel Eyre ; instituted December 30. [ff.] 

1661. Thomas Huggins, M. A. a Vicar Choral; collated 
May 9. [V. B.] He held it till his death in 1694. 

1695. William Twigge, B. A. collated August 6. In 1699 
he became Chancellor of Killaloe. In 1704 he was 
a Proctor for the Clergy, to the Convocation. In 1705 
he was made Archdeacon. 

1705. Robert Cashin, M. A. collated and installed July 
21. In 1713 he resigned, and became Prebendary of 
Ballycahane. [ff.] 

1713. Zachariah Ormsby, late Prebendary of Croagh, and 
Vicar-General of the diocese ; collated Nov. 14. [ff.] 

1723. William Smyth, M. A. succeeded to this prebend, 
and to the office of Vicar General, on July 19. [Dioc. 
Reg.] In 1727 he was elected Proctor to the Convo- 
cation. In 1728 he was made Dean of Ardfert; and in 
1730 Archdeacon of Meath. He died in 1732. 

1732. Stacpoole Pery, M. A. (son of Colonel E. Pery, 
of Stacpole Court, in Co. Clare, grandfather of the 
first Earl of Limerick, and father of the first LordGlcnt- 
worth); collated June 23. He died in 1739. 



PREBENDARIES. 421 

1732. Thomas Rotsb, B. A. collated June 12. [ff] He 
died in 1747. 

1747. Edward Wight, B. A. oolUted Aug. 13; installed 
next day. He resigned in 1751, and was made Arch- 
deacon. 

1751. Robert Llotd; collated Novenber S8. [V. B.] 

1777. WiLUAM MASfT, B. A. collated August 90 [rp.]; 
instituted August 27. [Dioo. Beg.] 

1805. WiLUAM Masst, Junior, B. A. He unU m 1834. 

1834. Jambs Griffith, B. A. presented by the Crown, seds 
vaeatUe. Patent dated July 7 ; instituted August 29. 

8. AROCAjnnr (or abctatvt). ' 

1591. Dbvis Casti. [MS. T.C.D. i. 3. 14.] 

1615. Latixu Samfsov, **r student io the College in 

Dublin," appears. [Beg. Vis.] 
16—. Thomas Fullee. He vacated in 1633. [Reg. Vis.] 
16d|. Nathavasl Lodob (ordained Deaoon July 10, 1625, 

Pnest, April 30, 1626), collated Feb. 17. [Reg. Vis.] 
1661. Hkvrt Rotsb, M. A. coUated May 9. [V. B.] 
1689. SoLOMOM Dbuutt, M. A. Prebendary of Kilpeacon, 

and a Prebendary of Emly ; collated June 1 1 . He held 

this stall ibrtyotwo years, and died in 1731. 
1731. SiMOH Warxbr, M. a. ooUated October 12. [V. B.] 
1757. Cbcil WBetROFF, M.A. collated October 6. He 

died in 1788. 
1788. Thomas Bubgh, B. A. collated January 12. [ff.] 

He died on October 2, 1816. 
1817. Samuel Jovbs, B. A. collated February 15. [ff.] 

He has published ** A Statement of Facts connected 

with the Dissolution of the Kildeeroo Seminary for 

Schoolmasters." 8vo. Dultlin^ 1828. He died on October 

4, 1849, aged seventy>nine years. 



«22 LIMERICK. 

1850. James H. Bouechier, Prebendary of Ballycahane; 
collated March 16. He died on October 2, 1850. 

9. CROAGH. 

1591. The Archdeacon, Gerald Hubbard, held it. [MS. 
T.C.D.E. 3. 14.] 

1615. The Bishop held it in commendam. [Reg. Vis.] 

1626. Edward Holcombe, Junior (ordained April 9, 1626) ; 
collated April 13, installed same day. [Reg. Vis.] 

1661. John Lylles, or Lillys, M. A. Prebendary of Kil- 
peacon ; collated May 9. [V. B.] 

1686. William Burgh, B. A. instituted and installed De- 
cember 18. He died on August 23, 1706. [ff.] 

[1693. Zachary Ormsby, M. A. Archdeacon of Ardfert, 
appears. [Reg. Armagh.] In 1713 we find him Pre- 
bendary of Disert. Quaere if this be correct ?J 

1707. William Burgh, Junior, M. A. instituted April 28. 
[ff.] He died in 1731. 

1731. John Smyth, B. A. instituted Sept. 4. He resigned 
in 1753. 

1753. Charles Smyth, M.A. instituted August 1. [V. B.] 
He held this stall fifty years ; and, dying in December 
1802, was buried in St. Munchin's church. 

1803. Edward Jeffries, M. A. instituted Feb. 12. [ff.] 
He died in 1818. 

1818. William Ashe, M.A. a Vicar Choral; instituted 
Feb. 21. [ff.] He died on June 24, 1836, aged 89. 

1836. Charles Abbott, B. A. instituted December 8. He 
resigned in 1844. 

1844. William Archer, M. A. instituted November 25. 

10. kffin (or offyn). 
1388. John de Karlell [Carlisle?] held this stall, to- 
gether with many other preferments in diiferent dio- 



PREBENDARIES. 423 

ceses, as Dublin, Ferns, &c,.gnuited to him bj the King. 
[See Rot. Pat. 12 Ric. II.] 

154G. Thadi£ Both, "Chaplain,* wm pnsented bj the 
Crown, on Ist ApriL [Lib. Mun.] 

1610. The prebend wm gnnled m m wu mmiam to Jon 
Lahcastke, Biahop of Wafeerford. [Roi. Pat.] 

16|^. RiCHAED Datidgb, ft Prebendftxy of Lismore, wm 
appointed by the Crown, on Febmarj 9. [Lib. Man.] 

163di. FBAMcn FoTHxmnrGBAH, M. A. collated Julj 21 ; b- 
ataUed Aogvat 8, 1615 {(tie). [Reg. Via.] 

1636. Richard Gsrjith; inatallad October 15. [rr.] In 
1641 the Rebels plundered him of property to the amount 
of £868, and his church liring, worth £160 per annum. 
[MS.T.C.D. f. 2. aa.] 

1869. JoHX Mac Nbalb, M. A. wu instituted Sept 18. 
[V. B.] He had been edncated at QUagow ; wm or- 
dained by Biahop Jeremy Taylor; and in 168f wm ap- 
pointed to the deanery of Down. 

1683. JoHV Tom, M. A. inatitoted on April 14. upon the 
preaentation of the Earl of Kildaro [in 1684 he became 
a Pkebendary of Roas; and in 1688-9 he wm made a 
Prebendary of Cork] : and in aix roontha aAerwarda, 

1683. Hugh Ajronaov, M. A. wm iaatituted, on Letteia 
Patent from the Crown, dated July %^, [lib. Mun. 
and Via. Book.] 

1688 to 1693. Louia PaTTUsacB, or Pettbbbooh (Pbo- 
TBBEOB?), M. A. Qoaere, one of King James' foreign 
prieats? Instituted October 4 ; installed October 8. [fp.] 

1709. CuiDLET CooTB, M.A. afterwards D.D. a Prebendary 
of Cork; instituted July 21. [rp.] He died in 1730. 

1730. Thomas Wiokvham, M.A. preMUted September 8; 
instituted September 22; installed October 6. In 1741 
he resigned, and became Treasurer. 

1741. Hbkrt Colus, M.A. (ordained at Cashel in June, 



424 LIMERICK. 

1732); instituted December 11 ; installed next day. In 
1747 he resigned, and became Praecentor. 

1747. John Ollyffe, B. A. instituted September 24; in- 
stalled next day. 

1775. William Cecil Pery, M. A. Dean of Killaloe, and 
Treasurer ofArdfert; instituted Sept. 22. He was a 
son of the Rev. Stacpoole Pery, Prebendary of Disert ; 
and in 1790 was created Lord Glent worth. He resigned 
in 1780, on becoming Dean of Derry ; and soon after- 
wards was raised to the bishopric of Killala, from which 
he was translated to that of Limerick. 

1780. John Parker, D. D. instituted April 11. He was a 
Vicar Choral of Limerick, and likewise a Prebendary of 
Killaloe. He resigned in 1783. 

1783. John Quin, B. A. (son of WyndhamQuin, ofAdare, 
and uncle of the first Earl of Dunraven) ; instituted Sep- 
tember 16 [D. R.], or January 26, 1784. [ff.] He 
died in 1789. 

1789. William Rose, B. A. instituted November 23. He 
resigned on April 20, 1798. 

1799. Edward Geraghty, B. A. collated by the Bishop, 
by lapse, January 12. In 1803 he became Prebendary 
of Killeedy, by exchange with EUard. 

1803. James Ellard, B. A. Prebendary of Killeedy; insti- 
tuted September 14. [ff.] He died in 1836. 

1836. Joseph Gabbett, M. A. instituted March 25. 

11. athnett. 

This prebend has been long attached to the bishopric, as 
Mensal ; and in virtue of its possession the Bishop of 
Limerick has a seat and voice in the Chapter. 

ANCIENT prebends. 

In this cathedral, as in several others, we find in ancient 



PREBENDARIES. 425 

records notices of churches accounted prebendal, some 
of them merelj made bo for the duration of the incum- 
bency of the poveasor at that time ; others became united 
to other parishes, and were afterwards known under diA 
fercnt denominations. 

12. IMELAGH ORKTirrV. 

134U. King Edward III. in this year presented Hugh dc 
Waldene to this church as a prebtnd; but on finding 
Adam Hart already in posse »ion, he revoked his grant. 
[Rot. Cane. 20 Edward III.] 

Probably Emlygrenan is the parish meant, which now forms 
part of the Treasurerahip. 

14. CBOMTTH. 

1408. Thomas HovTKa is described in the Patent BoUs of 
Chancery [10 Hen. IV.] as ♦» Prebendary of Cromyth." 
Probably the rectory of Croom b meant. 

14. ST. MAET's op OBBBYOIALLTWAV. 

1536. JoHV, Abbat ofOwney in the County of Limerick, is 
presented to " the reetory or prebend of the parochial 
church of the Blessed Mary of Derrygeally wan, in the 
cathedral church of the Blessed Mary of Limerick." 
[Rot Pat. 28 Hen. VIII.] Derrygalvin is now a reo- 
tory, in the Bishop's gift. 

15. ST. MABT's op AVDBB8, Or AV0B8CHB. 

1.389. On the petiuon of Richard Archer, Rector of this 
church, stating that it was destroyed, King Richard II. 
directed the Bishop and Dean and Chapter to make it 
prcbendal, " prebendare dictam Ecclesiam," during the 
life of the said Archer. He appears to have been in 
possession in 1409. [See Rot Pat 13 Ric. II. and 11 
Hen. IV.] 

MUMSTER.] 3 I 



426 LIMERICK. 

1591. Neantonay (Nantonan) is the Praecentor's prebend. 

Kilfaraighnlsse (Kilfeeny) is the Praacentor's prebend. 

Clownicheadee (Clonagh) is the Chancellor's prebend. 

Kileluona (sic) is the Dean's prebend. 

Woth (quaere Wothney ?), the Archdeacon's prebend. 

[MS. T.C.D. E. 3. 14.] 



VICARS CHORAL. 

The College of Vicars Choral of Limerick existed in the 
time of Bishop Hubert de Burgh, who filled the see 
from the year 1222 to 1250. They form a body corpo- 
rate ; and formerly possessed a " College," or common 
dwelling, near to the cathedral. 

It appears that in the year 1615 they were seven in 
number; at the present time they are only six. In 1622 
they were returned as being five, and an Organist. 

In a Roll in the Diocesan Registry, now used for 
subscriptions of the Vicars at their admission to oflice, 
is the following entry, in the hand-writing of Dean G. 
Story. •' Mem. : That it was the custom hitherto for 
the Vicars Choralls of St. Mary's, Limerick, when they 
were admitted to their places, to take the usual oaths 
before the Bishop. But upon advising with the present 
Lord Bishop, and reading the Statutes of 2nd Elizabeth 
in Ireland, and the 3rd of William and Mary in Eng- 
land, it appears that the Dean, and not the Bishop, is to 
administer the oaths ; which by the said Statutes every 
one has power to do, who lias a right to give a place. 

" Geo. W. Story. 
"Jun«4<A, 1715." 



VICARS CHORAL 427 

[The College of KUmaUock anciently had seven Vicars (un- 
der a chief who was styled " Proviaor"), not to be con- 
founded with the Vicars Choral of Limerick ; but all its 
members having died during the troubles which followed 
the Rebellion of 1G41 , the College lapaed to the Crown ; 
and at Uie Restoration, King Charles granted its estates 
to the Dean and Chapter of Limerick, for the support of 
tbnr cathedral and choir.] 

tuocisnos or ticabs. 

1591. RicuABD (or Roobe), Abtbub, or Abchxb. He was 
also Prebendary of Donoghmore. [MS. T.G.D. B. 3. 14.] 

1615. ** The Vicars are seven in number; they have £10 a 
piece." 

RoBBRT Chapfb, Prebendary of Donoghmore. 

Richard Maivwabibo. 

Richard Hutchivsob. 

William Maoocbbs (Qusre Wagoth?). 

Abtobt Axdbbw. 

Htoatb Cobkll, or Bobbix. 

Nicholas Bbiout, Treflatirer of Killaloe. 

** They are obliged to daily service in the eathedral, 
twiee ; and to reside in their College near the Oohedral." 
[Reg. Vis.] 

1622. A MS. in Marsh's Library, Dublin, returns five Vi> 
cars and an Organist as the full number. It gives only 
the initials of all but one, viz.: R. U. (Hutohibsob?) 
R. G. R. Bl (Maibwabibo?); B. Pubbmab; T. S. and 
W.N. 

1633. Richard Fullrr, ** Subdecanus" [Prebendary of 
Bally cahane?]. He was still a Vicar and Organist in 
1641. The Rebels in that year compelled him to de* 
dare himself a Romanist. [MS. T. C. D. F. 2. 22.] 

Ralph Furshaw. 



428 LIMERICK. 

1633. Richard Dorne. 

Gideon Lovell. 

Thomas Tindall. ^ Clerks. 

William Holbert, or Holbeck. 

John Barkley. [Reg. Vis.] 

1663. The Vicars Choral were admitted to their benefices 

on August 12. [ff.] 
1666. Antony Sampson was instituted June 18. [ff.] 

Christopher Farren ; instituted October 6. [ff.] 

1673. Thomas Hugoins, Prebendary of Disert. 

King. 

. Rogers. 

John Sowden. 

Dr. Burgh. 

1682. Peter Rilands, M. A. Treasurer of the church. 
[V. B.] 

John Higginbotham, M. A. Inl68f he became Chan- 
cellor. 

Edward Ingram, M. A. In 1695 he was made Pre- 



bendary of St. Munchin's. 
Antony Moss, " Laicus." 



1693. Henry Moss appears. [Reg. Armagh.] Quaere, if 
a mistake, for Antony Moss ? 

Hugh Gough, M. A. the Praecentor. 

Richard Roche, Prebendary of Kilpeacon. 

J. Holland. 

John Shepherd, M. A. Treasurer. 

James Husbands, " Laicus." 

1704. Patrick Moline, Prebendary of Ballycahane. 

James Pierson. 

1707.. Walter Finglass. 

Joseph Pierson. 

1708. Henry Barclay. In 1733 he became Prebendary 
of Tullabracky. 

John Thomas. 



VICARS CHORAL. 429 

1710. Charles Story, M. A. 

1713. William Smith. In 1723 he became Prebendary of 
Duett. 

JoBV Bbowv. 
1717. WiLUAM Brbrbtoh, B.A. Prebendary of Killeedy. 

Gborob Rocbr, M. a. October 1. He resigned, De- 
cember 10, 1733. In 1736 he became Prebendary of 
St. MunchinV; and in 1738 Chancellor. 

1721. John Sbrjiavt (v. Brereton). 
— — Robert Corfb (v. Smith), admitted in June. Qtuere, 
if he was Organist? 

1725. Arthur Samfsob (v.Corfe), Organist. 

1726. JoHB TumiADnfB, M. A. (v. Serjeant) Qussre, a 
Scholar of Trinity College, Dublin ? In 1 738 he became 
Prebendary of St. MunchinV. 

1738. WiLLiAMsoM Wight, or White, M. A. (t. Brown). 
1736. JoHM Barclay (y. Henry Barclay). (Quare?) 
1738. Dayid Barclay (y. H. Barclay), appointed May 30. 
He fMigned October 22. 1761. 

Thomas Widbnham (y. Roche), Prebendary of 

Effin, or of Killcedy. He resigned in 1741. 

1741. Dahibl Mobbbll (y. Widenham). 

174|. Charles OtBORjni (y. Sampson) ; appointed January 

5. In 1748 he was made Organist 
1755. Godfrey Masbt, M. A. a Prebendary of Killaloo (y. 

Monsell). 

Dbakb Hoare, M. a. (y. Tunnadinc). In 1772 he 

was appointed Vicar-General of the diocese. 

1757. Richard Story (y.C. Story). 

Arthur Huleatt, M. A. (v. Wight). In 1777 he 

became a Prebendary of Killaloc. 

1762. Wiluam Maunsbll, Thomas (v. Barclay), Preben- 
dary of Ballycahane. He resigned in 1766. 

John Parekr (v. Story). In 1780 he was made Pre- 
bendary of Kffin. 



430 LIMERICK. 

1766. Jaques Ingram (v. Massy), a Vicar Choral of Lis- 
more. He died in 1793, and was buried in the cathedral. 

Thomas Dalton (v. Maunsell) appears. [V. B.] 

1773. Sir Robert Pynsent, Bart. (v. Story), Prebendary 
of Donoghmore. 

1774. Arthur Clarke, Prebendary of Kilpeacon (v. Dal- 
ton.) 

1778. JocELYN Ingram (v. Jas. Ingram), a Vicar Choral of 

Lismore, appears. [V. B.] 
. Westropp Morony, B. A. (v. Pynsent), appears. 

Thomas Ryan, B. A. (v. Dalton), appears. 

1784. Charles Graydon Osborne (v. C. Osborne). 

1785. Henry Ingram (v. Clarke). 

1786. Hugh Parker, B. A. (v. Jo. Parker). 

1790. William Ashe (v. Parker). In 1818 he became Pre-- 
bendary of Croagh. 

1791. John Ho are (v. H. Ingram), appointed May 29. 
He resigned on March 24, 1791. In 1803 he became 
Chancellor. 

1793. Brabazon Smith (v. Ingram). 

1798. John Huleatt (v. Ashe). 

William Deane Hoare, B. A. (v. John Hoare). He 

became Vicar-General of the diocese. He died October 
23, 1823, and was buried in the cathedral. 

1799. Joseph Jones, B. A. (v. Huleatt). 

George William Osborne (v. Charles G. Osborne). 

He was Organist. 

1800. James Martin, B. A. (v. Smith). 
1808. Thomas Ryan, B. A. 

1803. James Martin, Jun. B. A. (v. J. Martin). He died 

in August, 1847. 
1805. Richard Croker, B. A. (v. Hoare), appears., 

John Parker, B. A. Prebendary of Bally cahane (v. 

Jones) 



BISHOPS OF INISCATHAY 431 

1806. HnriT Istsbs Ivomiii, B. A. (v.Rymn). 

1815. WiLUAM HcoHBS, B A. (v. Parker). 

1824. JoHH Cbokbh (▼. R Crokcr). 

1829. Hbvbt GuBBixs, M. A. He died Buddenly on August 

22, 1845. 
WiLUAM Lbwu, If. A. (t. IngTBin) ; fonnerlj Pie> 

bendmry of DonoghmoTe ? 
1831. Tbomai GfLBBBT WiLLit, LL. D. (t. Uogket). He 

died in 1837, and wm boned in the cethednL 
1884. Jajcbb William Fobitbi, LL. D. (t. Oiborne). He 

■ubaequentljr beoeme Vicer^Seaerel ofthe diooeM, Arch- 

deecon of Aghedoe, end Treasurer of Limerick. 
1887. WiuiAM Nswcon Willib. B. A. (t. T. Willis), ep. 

pointed January 12. 
1839. MiciiAKL JoHX Kbativg. M. a. (▼. Croker). In this 

same year he was made Archdeeoon of Ardfert. 
1845. Abthub Willum Eowaed*, B A. rv.Qubbins) ap> 

pointed in October. 
1847. Thomas Waleie, appointed October 1. 



BISHOPS OF INISCATHAY, ok INIS.SCATTERY 
It is believed that thb see was firanded by St. Patrick, about 
the middle of the 6fkh century, on an island lying near 
the mouth of the rirer Shannon. There was an abbey 
here, in or before the sixth century. The prelates of this 
church are sometimes called Bishops, and sometimes 
Abbats, by the ancient writers. Very little information 
concerning them is now to be had, and the following 
names are all which can be traced. 
St. Sbhab, " Bishop and Abbat of Iniscathay," was bom in 
Clare, of a family allied to one of the Kings of Ireland ; 
and, after receiving instruction for some time in this 



482 BISHOPS OF INISCATHAY. 

country, went over to Wales and became a disciple of 
St. David. Upon his return to Ireland, he is said to 
have founded several monasteries in the province of 
Munster, before he finally fixed himself at Inis-Cathay. 
He died on the same day with his Master, St. David, 
viz. on March 1, A. D. 544. His life has been pub- 
lished by Colgan. 

Odran, a disciple of St. Senan, succeeded him as Bishop. 
He was living about the year 580. 

AiDAN, *' Bishop of Iniscathay," is mentioned in the Martyr- 
ology of Marian Gorman ; but the period of his incum- 
bency is not named. 

Another Aidan, called '* Abbat of Iniscathay," died in 861. 

Flathbert, " Abbat," was raised to the dignity of King 
of Munster, after the death of Cormac M'Cullenan in 
a war which was mainly fomented by this Abbat. He 
died in 940. 

CoLLA, " Abbat and Doctor, or Master of Iniscathay," died 
in 994. 

O'BuRGUS, " Comorban of Iniscathay," died in 1181. 

AiDH (Hugh) O'Beachain, " Bishop of Iniscathay," died in 
1188; and soon after his death this see was united to 
that of Limerick, parts of its possessions being also an- 
nexed to the sees of Killaloe and Ardfert. [Ware.] 



BISHOPS. 433 



DIOCESE OF ARDFERT. 

This is fometimes called the archbishopric of lar Muinhan 
(West Munstcr); and the bisltopric of Kerry; and the 
see of Uyferte or Iferte. 

There b great obscurity about the origin and the first founder 
of this tee. Ert, who is supposed to haTe established it, 
flourished in the sixth century, and is reputed to hare 
been preceptor to St. Brendan, Abbat of Clonfert. Some 
derive the name Ardfert from this ecclesiastic, and make 
him the first Bishop of the see. But in fact there is no 
certain knowledge on this subject; and, indeed, rery 
little information is now obtainable respecting any of the 
prelates of Ardfert before the arrival of the English in 
Ireland. 

ARMS OF TBS flK. 

There is no engraving of the armorial bearings, either of the 
see or Cliapter, in Harris's edition of Ware ; nor have I 
been able to meet with any ancient seal of this diocese. 

TaXATIOH or TBI 8BB AVD OF TUB CHAPTBR. 

1. A. D. 1291. ^y Authority cf Pope NuJiotas IV. 

ABTBPBRTBV8I8 DT0CKSJ8. 

Procuratio Epi?copi 

taxatur ad Dec. zx.* 

Jurisillctio Episcopi, vu." xuj.* iiiL* „ xv.» iiii.* 

Ked<litu8 Episcopi, xxxii." „ iii." iiii.* 

Sumroa taxationis, xlix." xiii.* iiii.' „ iiii." xix.* iiii.' 
CommunitasCapituli 

Arihfcriensis, . iii." „ vi.* 

MUN8TKR.J 3 K 



434 

Praebenda Decani, 
Redditiis Decani eji 

dem, 

Prasbenda Prsecentoris, 

„ Archidiaconi, 
Redditus ejusdem, 
Procuratio ipsius, . . 
Jurisdictio ejusdem, . 
Praebenda Cancellarii, 
Redditus terrae ipsius, 
Thesaurarius non habet 
Praebendam in Archid. 
Arthfert. nee in Civi- 
tate, sed in Archid. de 
Hacudeo [Agliado ?] 
pro quo Prior de Rupe 
Michaelis(a), qui est 
ibidem collator, debet 
respondere. 
Terrae quas idem The- 
saurarius habet in Ci- 
vitate taxantur ad 
Praebenda Isaac Colum 
Canonici Arthferten- 



ARDFERT. 








. ii." 






Dec. 


iiii.' 


IS- 

. ii." 






»» 


iiii.' 


. i» 


x.» 




>> 


iii.» 


i, i." 


xi.« 




»> 


iii.* i.'*q 


■•■ 


XV.* 


iiii 


d 


xviii.'^q 


. iii.» 






» 


vi." 


. iii« 






>> 


vi." 


. i.» 


xiii.' 
v." 


iiii 


»> 


iii.* iiii.** 
vi.«* 



81S, 



Redditus Terrae ipsius in 
Civitate, 

Praebenda Galfridi Ge- 
raldi, 

Terrae ejus in Civitate, . 

Praebenda Roberti Yrao- 
loluchi, 



XV.* 



VI.* VIU.'' 



X.* 

vi. 



v.* 



1111. 



111. 



VI. 



xviii.* 



Vlll.° 



ob. 



vu." 



VI .' 



(a) Balinaakelig, or St Michael's Mount, in the baronj of Iveragh. Here 
uras an abbey of regular Canons of St Augustin, which in ancient times had been 
removed from the island called the Great Skelig. [Archdall's Monasticon.] 



BISHOPS. 435 

Kedditus terras ipnus, . . yi.* Dec. vu.' q. 

Prcbenda Grcgorii Ma* 

crantan, iii.* iiii/ ,, im* 

Terrs ejiudem in Civitate, iiii.* ,, ▼.* 

Prvbenda Isaac MK)on- 

chonar, u.* vi.^ „ niJ 

Terras crjusdem in Ciritate, vt.* ^ vii.^ q. 

C«teriCanonici non habent Pnebendaa nee Terras in Archid. 
Arthfertensi ncc inCiritate ; quidam tamen eorum habent 
Prebendas in Archid. de Haccudco [Aghado] pro qui> 
bus Prior de Rupe Michaelis collator respondere debet. 
Summa totalis Taxationis, . xxiii.* iiii.* ▼/ 

Inde Decima, . . . xlri.* v.' ob. 

Eccleaia de Rathes [Ratata] est Pnebenda Decani et deci* 

matur inter Prvbendas. 
Eoclasia de Fuichna [Kilfeighney] est Prcbenda Pnsccn- 

tons, et decimatur inter Pnebendasi 
Rectoria de Kilroelkader est Prsbenda Philippi Cancellarii. 
Artlifertensis. 

TAZATIO rACTA IVCIETO TKMPORB. 



Kpiscopatos, 


£12 18 4 


Decanatus, . . 


3 


Arehidiaeonatus, 


3 


Cantoriatoib 


2 


OanoeUariatuSi 


2 


Thesaurariatos, 


2 


Archidiaconatus de Athedo, . . 


1 10 


All Sterling. 





[Valor Beneficior. Eccles. in Hib.] 

8UCCK88ION OF BISHOPS. 

Smc. VI. The first Bishop of this see is thought by Sir 
James Ware to have been Krt (quxre Erc ?), a prelate 



436 ARDFERT. 

under whom St. Brendan, founder of the see of Clonfert, 
studied in the sixth century. But neither the time of 
his appointment, nor that of his decease, seems to be 
known. See above, p. 433. 

Cerpain (or Corpain), is mentioned in the Annals of Inis- 
fallen as Bishop of " Iferte," in the year 500. Probably 
there is an error in the date ; for Ert (who is commonly 
reputed the founder of this see), if he was tutor to Bren- 
dan, must have flourished at a period later than this. 

1075. Dermod Mac Mael-Brenan, styled " Comorban of 
Brendan," and supposed to be Bishop of this see, died at 
Ardfert. 

1099. Magrath O'Erodain, or O'Ronan, called " Bishop 
of Ardfert Brenain," died. 

1152. Mac-Ronan, called "Bishop of Kerry," was present 
at the Synod of Kells, in 1 1 52. 

1161. Mael-Brendan O'Ronan (probably the same per- 
son), died on September 22, 1161 ; and was buried at 
Ardfert. 

1166. GiLLA Mac-Aiblen O'Hanmada died. 

1193. Donald O' Con ARCH Y, called " Bishop oflarMum- 
han or West Munster," died. 

1207. David O'Duibditrib, who bore the same title, died. 

1215. John, an English Benedictine monk, was consecrated 
Bishop of this see about the year 1215; but for some 
unknown cause he was deprived of his see by tlie Pope's 
Legate, in 1221 (or perhaps not effectually until 1224); 
and passed the remainder of his life in the Abbey of St. 
Alban's, to which he bequeathed many valuable jewels. 
He died there, in October, 1245. 

1225. Gilbert, Dean of Ardfert, succeeded John, though 
not immediately. Being recommended by the Pope, he 
was confirmed by the King on May 7, 1225; and was 
consecrated in that year. The King wrote to the Arch- 



BISHOPS. 437 

bishop of Dublin, to admit him, on Sept. 15. [Prynne's 
Records, vol. ii. p. 393.] He resigned his see in 1237. 

1237. Brbkdak, Provost of Ardfert, was elected by the 
Dean and Chapter ; and was confirmed by the King, on 
November 17, 1237. On account of his election having 
taken place without the royal license, the King com- 
pelled him to go through the oeremooy of a new eleo* 
tion and confirmation. He is said to have acted as a 
Suffragan to the Bislu^ of Lichfield, [P^gge's Mamoirs 
of Bp. Roger de Wes^am, dtad by Cde.] He tat only 
five years, resigning his see in 1242. 

1242. [Ware has not been able to recover the name of the 
prelate whom the Dean and Chapter, under royal li- 
oense, elected in the room of Brendan, in 1242.] 

1252. Christum, a Dominican friar, was confirmed by 
King Henry III. on February 25. He sat but a short 
time ; for another license was granted to choose a sno> 
oesBor upon his death, dated August 20, 1256. 

1256. Philip was elected; and died in 1263. 

1264. JouM, Archdeacon of Ardfert, succeeded; be was re- 
stored to his temporalities on February 27. He died in 
May, 1285; and was buried in Ardfert cathediaL 

1285. Nicholas suooeeded. His temporalities were restored 
to him on August 28, 1286. [Todd.] He sat but a 
short time, dying about the middle of March, 1287. 

1288. Nicholas, a Cistercian monk, Abbat of O'Domey, 
in the county of Kerry, was consecrated to this see. He 
held it during the long period of forty-eight yean, dying 
about the beginning of 1336. 

1336. Alan O'Hathkbn (or Catbbbh) was consecrated 
Bishop of Ardfert. He died on December 2, 1347. [On 
a supposition of his death in 1341, the Pope appointed 
Edmund dc Cacrmarthen, a Dominican friar; the ap- 
pointiDcut, however, of course, fell to the ground.] 

1348. JuHx DK Vallk was elected Bishop by a portion of 



438 ARDFERT. 

the Chapter, and was confirmed by the Pope on October 
22 ; and his temporalities were restored by the King on 
March 10. Having filled this see upwards of twenty- 
three years, he died in 1372. 

1372. Cornelius O'Tigernach,. a Franciscan friar, suc- 
ceeded by Papal provision. He sat seven years, and 
died in 1379. 

1379. William Bull, LL. B. Dean of Cork, was pro- 
moted by Papal provision ; and received his temporali- 
ties from the King on February 14, 1379. In 1382 he 
was excused from attendance on Parliament, on account 
of the unquietness of the times and the poverty of his 
see. [Rot. Pat.] The time of his decease is unknown 

1408. Nicholas, Bishop of Ardfert, appears as witness to 
an indenture made between the Earl of Desmond and 
one of his retainers, in this year; which indenture was 
enrolled in the thirty-second year of Henry VIH. [Pat. 
Roll of that year.] Ware states, that he was sitting in 
1420 and 1431 ; but had found no further information 
concerning him. Smith, in his History of Kerry, calls 
him *• Nicholas Fitzmaurice, second son of Sir Patrick, 
the seventh Lord of Kerry." [p. 202.] 

14 — . Maurice succeeded, by Papal provision. He died in 
1462. 

1462. John Stack succeeded. After some disputes, and a 
favourable reception given by the Pope to some rival 
candidates, owing to his neglect of expediting the ne- 
cessary documents. Stack was obliged to renew his 
titles. We do not know the time of his consecration. 
He attended a Synod at Fethard, in July 1480, as Bishop 
of Ardfert; and died in 1488. He was buried at Ard- 
fert, " with his effigies in alto relievo, in his pontifical 
habit, but without any inscription." [Smith's Hist, of 
Kerry.] 

1488. Philip, who during Stack's lifetime had been de- 



BISHOPS. 439 

clared Bishop by the Pope, but was afterwards put aside 
for that time, tuoceeded to the tee, by provisioa dated 
October 27. He sat ahnoet Mven years, and died in 
1495. 

1495. Jobs Fitzgkbald, or Gkbalddhi, a Canon of Ard> 
fert, mooeeded by P^mI provision on Nov. 20, 1495. 

[The names of the suooessors during the next half century 
have not been ascertained.] 

1551. Jambs Fitxmadbicb, or Fitb Richaao Pibbs, appears 
as Bishop of Ardfert in 1551, and again in 1576. The 
dates of his consecration and avoidance are not certainly 
known. The Four Masters, who style him ** a vessel 
full of wisdom," place his death in 1583. 

1588. Nicholas Kbmah was appointed Bishop of Ardfert 
and Aghadoe by Queen Elizabeth ; his patent bears date 
October 22, 1588 ; and he was consecrated in that year. 
He died about 1598, or 1599, at Limerick, to which 
place he had retired to avoid the calamities of war. 

1600. JoHii Cbosbt, Prebendary of Disert in the Cathedral 
of Limerick, succeeded by patent dated December 15. 
The Regal Visitors, in 1615, describe him as being 
** Homo admodum civilis coram nobis." The Queen's 
letter speaks of him as " a Graduate in schoob, of Eng- 
lish race, and yet skilled in the Irish tongue ; well dis- 
posed in religion." He died in September 1621, and 
was buried in his cathedral. 

1621. JoHV Stbbbb, M. a. an Englishman, who had been 
Treasurer of Ardfert, and Archdeacon of Emiy, and 
was afterwards Bishop of Kilfenora, was transluted to 
Ardfert by letters patent dated December 8, and was 
restored to his temporalities on the 20th of July follow- 
ing. [Lib. Mun.] He did not long enjoy his sec, dying 
in May, 1628. 
1628. William Stbebe (brother of the preceding prelate), 



440 ARDFERT. 

Dean of Ardfert, was appointed Bishop, on the recom- 
mendation of the Archbishop of Cashel, by King's let- 
ter dated July 21, and patent dated September 19; his 
Majesty having made choice of him •' for his learning, 
religion, and zealous life." On September 20 the King 
granted him a license to hold other preferment in com- 
mendam, to the value of£100ayear. [Rolls Office.] 
He was consecrated in October, by his Metropolitan, the 
Archbishop of Cashel. In 1636 he was appointed 
Archdeacon of Cork, and of Cloyne, in commendam. 
[ff.] He died at Ardfert, on January 21, 1637; and 
w^as buried in his cathedral. The Rev. Thomas Forth 
was intrusted with the guardianship of the Spiritualities 
during the long vacancy of the see. 

1641, Thomas Fulwab, D. D. (Chancellor of Cork?) was 
appointed Bishop by patent dated September 20, with 
license to hold the rectory of Ringroan (diocese of 
Cork) in commendam; and was consecrated in that year. 
In 166^ he was translated to Cashel, where he died in 
1667. 

Ware does not notice him among the writers of Ire- 
land ; but he published " A Sermon preached before the 
Society of Gray's Inn, London." 4to. London, 1642. 

166^. Edward Synge, D. D. Dean of Elphin, was conse- 
crated Bishop of Limerick, at St. Patrick's, Dublin, on 
January 27, in company with eleven other prelates, 
by the Archbishop of Armagh. He had been appointed 
by patent dated January 19 ; and held the see of Ardfert 
and Aghadoe in commendam. In 1663 he was trans- 
lated to Cork, Cloyne, and Ross. 

166|. William Fuller, LL. D. an Englishman, Dean of 
St. Patrick's, and Treasurer of Christ Church, Dublin, 
was appointed Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert, and Agha- 
doe, by patent dated March 16, 166|. 



DEANS. 441 

From thu time the see of Ardfert has continued an- 
nexed to that of! Limerick; and the sucoeeding Bishops 
will be found under this latter see. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

The Dean and Chapter of Ardfert are nsentioned under the 
year 1236. [P^rnne*s Records, ii. 4^.] Five Proben- 
daries are noticed in the Taxation of Pope Nicholas, 
A. D. 1291 ; but their prebendal churches are not speci- 
fied. No prebends remain at present The cathedral 
church of Ardfert was deitrojed in the rebellion of 1641. 

1225. GnsnT, Dean of Ardfert, was advanced to the bi- 
shopric in this year. [Ware.] 

1237. Brbvdav, called ** Provost" (probably Dean), suc- 
ceeded Gilbert in the see. [Ware.] 

1313. Thomas, *'Dean of St. Brandon," appears. [MS. 
T.C.D. F. i.i8.] 

laSB. Michael O'CoLWEKT. [Ibid.] 

1365. JoHV Fitz-Thomas. called " Dean of Kerry." [Ibid.] 

1603. Richard Soctbwsll, M. A. was presented to this 
dignity, to a prebend in Lismore, and to the rectory of 
Tralee, on May 28. [Pat. Roll, 1 James I.] He resigned 
in three months, and became Treasurer of Limerick. 

1603. Robert Chaffb, a Prebendary and Vicar Choral of 
Limerick ; " an old man," ** minister legens." His patent 
is dated August 15. He was deprived by the Commis- 
sioners (in 1615?) because beneficed in Limerick. [lb.] 

1618-9. William Stbrrb. His patent is dated February 

MUNSTER.] 3 L 



442 ARDFERT. 

13. [Lib. Mun.] In 1627-8 he was raised to the see of 
Ardfert. [Ware.] 

1627. Giles Baden, B. D. a Prebendary of Cloyne, was 
presented by patent dated December 26. [Rolls Office.] 

1635. Thomas Gray, Dean of Waterford. His patent is 
dated April 29 [Reg. Vis.] ; installed May 17. [ff.] 

The Earl of Strafford, who preferred him, writes thus : 
" The Dean of Waterford I have removed into Kerry, 
made him Dean there, and fitted him with a living near 
his deanry : he hath gotten by the exchange : these will 
be worth him two hundred pounds a year, where the for- 
mer was not above four score." — Strafford's Letters, vol. i. 
p. 425. It would appear, that he was one of the Com- 
missioners appointed to inquire into the losses sustained 
by the Protestants in some parts of Munster during the 
rebellion of 1641; and that he died at Bandon in the 
county of Cork, in the autumn of 1642. [Cox's Hist. 
of Ireland, vol. ii. p. 113.] 

1661. Daniel Wytteb, or Witter, M. A. Patent dated 
March 27. [Lib. Mun.] He was afterwards made, suc- 
cessively, a Prebendary of Christ Church, Dublin; Dean 
of Down ; Chancellor of Dromore ; and Bishop o^Killaloe. 

1665. Thomas Bladen, D. D. was Chaplain to the Duke of 
Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; in 1660 he be- 
came a Prebendary of Christ Church, Dublin; and in 
1662 was made Rector of Kilskeire in the diocese of 
Meath. His patent is dated April 6 ; he was admitted 
April 21. [ff.]. He died in July, 1695 ; and was buried 
at St. John's, Dublin. 

He published " A Body of Divinity," consisting of 
three Sermons, &c. 4to. 1695. He also edited " F, 
Clarke's Praxis in Curiis Ecclesiasticis. 4to. Dublinii, 
1666(a) ;" in the Dedication to which, he states that, 

(a) Second edition, greatly corrected. 4to. London, lG8i. 



DEANS. 443 

during the bte troubles, be bad fled to a quiet retreat, 
and employed himself in the study of Civil and Canon 
Law. 

1686. JouM Richards, M. A. PaMut Augasl 4 [Ibid.] ; 
installed August 18. [rr.] He sat in 1704, Ac 

172}. Jajus Blavd, M. a. an Englishman (ordained at 
Carlisle, March 10, 1689) ; TretMrer of tbis Cathedral. 
His patent is dated February 3. [Lib. Mun. Uib.] Ue 
died in 1 7 — , and was buiied al KiUamey. 

1728. WiLu AM Smyth, M.A. (eldest son of Thomas, Bi- 
shop of Limerick) ; a Prebendary of Limerick ; patent 
dated April 15. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] Instituted April 23 
[ff.]; in 1730 be became Archdeacon of Meatb. He 
died in 1732. 

1732. CoAaLSS MimiDYTH, M.A. of Newtown, County of 
Meath, suooeeded. The King*s letter for his promotion 
is dated June 1. [Ibid.] He died in July, 1747: and 
was buried in Sk Patrick's, Dublin. 

1747. Sir Philit Hobt, Bart, of Balliol College, Oxford, 
M. A. in 1739 ; D. C. L. 1749. He was at this time a 
Prebendary, and afterwards Chancellor, of St. Patrick's, 
Dublin. Patent dated Sept 8 [Ibid.] ; instituted June 
7, 1748. He died in 1766. 

176). Edward Batlt, D. D. (a son of Sir Edward Bayly, 
Bart, and uncle of Henry, seventh Earl of Ux bridge), 
recently appointed Chancellor of St. Patrick's, Dublin, 
succeeded by patent, dated August 16 [ff.] and was in- 
stituted on August 19. [D. R.] In 1772 he was made 
Archdeacon of Dublin. Ho died in June, 1 785, and was 
buried at St. Peter's, Dublin. 
He has published : 

1. A Sermon on tlie Opening of the Magdalen Asy- 
lum, in Dublin, on Jan. 31, 1768. 4to. DiMin, 1768. 

2. A Sermon on the Opening of the new Chapel of 



444 ARDFERT. 

the Magdalen Aaylum, on March 18, 1770; to which 
are added, the Rules and Regulations, a List of th« 
Preachers, and various Letters, &c. 4to. Dublin, 1770. 

1785. Thomas Graves, M. A. a Scholar of Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin ; presented October 19 ; instituted Dec. 30. 
[ff.] In 1802 he resigned, and became Dean of Connor. 
He has published: 

A Sermon before the Association for Discounte- 
nancing Vice, on June 12, 1800. 8vo. Dublin, 1801. 

1802. Gilbert Holmes, B. A. succeeded, by patent dated 
August 21. He was instituted October 20. [ff.] He 
died at his benefice of Kilmore, County of Tipperary, on 
December 23, 1846. 

[1808. Edward Archibald Douglas, " vice Holmes, re- 
signed ;" presented July 20. [Lib. Mun.] This patent 
(whatever may have given occasion for it) does not ap- 
pear to have been carried into effect.] 

1847. Arthur Irwin, B. A. Prebendary of Howth in St. 
Patrick's, Dublin ; presented Feb. 1 ; instituted Feb. 24. 
In 1849 he was made Vicar-General of the diocese. 



PRECENTORS. 

1615. William Ivy (quaere, a mistake for Synge?) "mi- 
nister legens," appears. [Reg. Vis.] 

1622. " Richard James, the former Chantor, yet living." 
[MS. in Marsh's Library, Dublin.] 

1624. Donald Gylliesaght (Lygaght) ; admitted June 21 ; 
installed July 6. [Reg. Vis.] He was also Archdeacon 
of Aghadoe, or of Ardfert. 

1664. Thomas Wilson; admitted April 21. [ff.] (Qua;re, 
if he became a Prebendary of Cork in 1669 ?) 



PR/ECENTORS. 445 

1GG9. Thomas PoTTDiaBB appears. [Vis. Book.] 

1670. JoHK Frbstoh (Pbsstov?) collated April 16. [ff.] 

1680. JoHH MoBOAJi, Bf. A. collated and installed Septem- 
ber 3. [ff.] 

1698. Patrick Moun (or Mdllbii), inttallod December 
16. [ff.] In 1699 he was made a Prebendary of Lime- 
rick. In 1704 he was the Chapter^ Proxy to Conro- 
cation. 

1717. Jamss Willums appears. In 1721 he became Arch- 
deacon. 

1721. FraIicis Lauoeb; collated September 1. [ww.] In 
1724(?) he became Arehdeaeon. 

1728. William Camsiov, M . A. (ordain^ Prieat March 2, 
1717); collated August 3 [ff.]; installed August 6. In 
1738 he was made Archdeacon. 

1738. Thomas ConioR (ordained June 8, 1713); colUtcd 
June 16. [ff.] He b described as ** a gentleman well 
Tersed in the History and Antiquities of his country." 
[Smith's Kerry, p. 212.] He died in 1766. 

1 766. Hrjtrt Saudis, M. A. collated April 15 ; installed 
April 26. He died in 1774. 

1774. Dbavb Hoars, M. A a Vicar Choraf, and Vicar- 
(jleneral of the diooese of Limerick ; collated Feb. 2i. 
[D. R] He had been a Prebendary of Kilkenny. 

1778. Hbkrt Croftoii, M. A. instituted NoTcmber 11. 
[D. R.] In 1782 he resigned* and became Chancellor. 

1782. Walter Stbwabt; coUated July 6. 

1789. Edmuhd Palmbb; collated August 24. [D. R.] In 
1791 he resigned, and became a Prebendary of Limerick. 
1791. Samuel Mohsbll; collated July 4. He resigned in 
1811 (and became perpetual Curate of Fermoy ?) Ho 
died in 1818, and was buried atClonmel. 
1811. John Warburton. B. A. (a son of Dr. Warburton, 
Bishop of Limerick), collated February 13. [ff.] In 
1810 he resigned, and became Precentor of Limerick. 



446 ARDFERT. 

1816. Geoege Carr, M. A. collated January 2. [ff.] 
1820. Honorable Frederick Mullins, M. A. (son of the 

first Lord Ventry), collated April 2. [ff.] 
1820. Michael de Courcy, M. A. afterwards D. D. collated 

September 15. [ff.] He is the present Prsecentor, 



CHANCELLORS. 

1291. Philip was Chancellor. [Taxatio P. Nich.] 

1615. William Brerely, or Brearley, ** minister legens," 
appears. [Reg. Vis.] 

1627. Thomas Wilton was presented by the Crown ; patent 
dated July 16. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 

1630. Thomas Chute (ordained Deacon and Priest on Ja- 
nuary 17, 16^f) ; admitted and installed, November 12 
[ff.] ; or, admitted September 10, and installed Decem- 
ber 21. [Reg. Vis.] 

1641. Devereux Spratt was presented by the Crown ; pa- 
tent dated September 18. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] He was 
likewise Rector of Kilgobbin and Vicar of Stradbally. In 
the Rebellion of 1641 he lost property to the amount of 
£237, and the income of his church-livings, worth £100 
a year. [MS. Depositions, T. C. D. f. 2. 2i.] In 1661 
we find him a Prebendary of Cloyne, and in 1676 a 
Prebendary of Emly. 

1664. Humphrey Whittingham ; admitted June 28. [ff.] 

1676 to 1683. Robert Wilson appears. [Vis. Book.] Pro- 
bably he was the Prebendary of Iniscathrie, in the dio- 
cese of Killaloe, and Chancellor of Limerick. 

1684. Samuel Wilson, M. A. an Englishman, educated at 
Christ Church, Oxford (ordained at Worcester, June 17, 



CHANCELLORS. 447 

1677); collated December 12. [ff.] In 1704 he was 

a Proctor for the Clergy in the Convocation. 
1710. Richard Birch, Treasurer; collated Nov. 30. [ff.] 
1721. William Collm (ordained Priest, September 23, 

1705); collated August 27; installed Sept 13. [V.B.] 

He was Chancellor in 1739, fto. 
1754. Edward Uirbrrt, M. A. collated September 11. 

[D. R.] About 1755-7, some dispute aroee about the 

presentation, and the dignity remained vacant for some 

years. 
1761. JoBR Day (ordained in Dublin, April 3, 1737); was 

appowted by the Crown ** by lapse," by patent dated 

May 8. [Lib. Mun.] He was not admitted, by reason 

of the aforesaid dispute, until September 9, 1771; and 

was installed on October 2. [V. B.] 
1763, 1766, 1769. '* The Chancellonhip is under litiga- 
tion." [V.B.] 
1777. Edward Dat, LL. D. instituted January 21. [D.R.] 

In 1782 he resigned, and became Arohdeaooo. 
1782. HsvRT Croftov, M. A. Prsoentiir : collated July 20. 

[ff.] He died on August 1, 1811 
1811. Thomas Buvrort Gouob, B. A. (brother of the first 

Lord Gough), collated August 13. [ff.] He resigned 

in 1815. In 1820 he became Dean of Deny. 
1815. RoRRRT Drought. LL. B. a Vicar Choral of Cashcl ? 

collated August 5 ; installed August 10. [ff.] 
1817. FravcisJohrs, B.A. collated September 9. [ff.] 

In 1825 he obtained a prebend in the cathedral of Cork. 

He resigned in 1826. 
1826. Charles Forstbr, B. D. formerly a Prebendary of 

Cashel; collated August 30. [ff.] In 1834 be resigned, 

and accepted preferment in England. 

See a list of Mr. Forster a learned publication9, under 

the diocese of Cashel. 



448 ARDFERT. 

1834. Robert Knox, M. A. (son of Hon. Charles Knox, 
Archdeacon of Armagh), collated May 7. In 1841 he 
was made Treasurer of Limerick. In 1849 he resigned, 
on being advanced to the bishopric of Down and Connor. 

1849. Arthur V. Watson, M. A. was presented by the 
Crown, by patent dated June — ; instituted October 12. 



TREASURERS. 

1612. John Steere, M. A. an Englishman, was presented 
by the Crown, on December 17. At the same time he 
was appointed Archdeacon of Emly. [Rot. Pat. 10 
Jac. I.] In 1617 he became Bishop of Kilfenora; and 
in 1621 was translated to Ardfert. 

1615. Christopher Hewson, " minister legens," appears. 
[Reg. Vis.] (Quaere, was this Christopher Heicetsoriy the 
Treasurer of Christ Church, Dublin ?) 

1618. William Steere, brother of the foregoing John, was 
presented by the Crown ; patent September 30. In the 
succeeding February he became Dean of Ardfert ; and 
in 162^ was advanced to the bishopric. 

1619. Neale King appears to have succeeded. (See the 
next entry.) 

16^S. Nathanael Langdon ; admitted on January 25, " on 

the deprivation of Neale King." [Reg. Vis.] Installed 

next day. 
1664. Edward Morgan ; admitted June 28. [ff.] In 1669 

he became Archdeacon. 
1669. John Chalmer appears. [V. B.] 
\m. Stephen Giles (ordained May 13, 1668) [V. B.] ; 

collated March 10; installed March 12. [ff.] He held 

it in 1699. 



TREASURERS. 449 

1706. Richard Birch (ordained September 26, 1696); col- 
lated March 5. [pf.] In 1710 he became Chancellor. 

171^. JamksBlaxd, M.A. Archdeaooa of Aghadoe; collated 
March 8. [ff.] In 172} he became Dean. 

1728. JoHir Hbrbbbt. M. A. a SchoUr of Trinity College, 
Dublin? (ordained Deaooa, Aogutt 11, 1723; Priest, 
June 5, 1726) ; eolUted May 6 [pf.] ; installed June 10. 
In 1738 he was made a Prebendary of Cork. He died 
in 1741. 

1741. BarbtDbhvt (son of Edward Denny, Esq. M. P. 
for the County of Kerry, and father of the first Sir Barry 
Denny, Baru) ; colUted August 27. [pp.] He died in 
September, 1751. [Ix>dge*s Peerage, Tol.i. p. 301.] 

1757. WiLUAM Mauvsbll, B. A. a Prebendary of Lime- 
rick, appears [V. B.] ; he was also Petty Canon. He re- 
signed in the following year. 

1758. William Cbcil Pbrt, M. A. (aficrwards created 
Lord Glentworth) ; collated September 8. [pp.] He was 
Chaplain to the House of Commons. In 1757 he was 
Rector of St. Laurence and Kilkeedy, in tlic diocese of 
Limerick ; in 1772 he was made Dean of KiUaloe; and 
in 1775 obtained the prebend of EflSn in the church of 
Limerick. He resigned in 1780. In 1781 he was nused 
to the bishopric of Killala; and in 1784 was translated 
to that of Limerick. 

1780. Gbobob Rochb; instituted April 11.* [pf.]; Hedied 
in 1798. 

1798. Hugh Pabkbb, B. A. a Vicar Choral of Limerick ; col- 
lated March 6. [pp.] He resigned in June 27, 1804. 

1804. Wtndham Maqrath Fitzgbralo, B. A. (afVerwaids 
M. A.) ; colUted July 11. [ff.] He died in 1839. 

1839. Jambs Altov; collated July 1. He died in No- 
vember, 1845. 

At his death, the appointment to the dignity was 

MVVSTBR.] 3 M 



450 ARDFERT. 

suspended, and its revenues were transferred to the Ec- 
clesiastical Commissioners, by an Order in Council dated 
January, 1846. [Council Books.] 



ARCHDEACONS. 

Circa 1227. Florence, Archdeacon, appears as witness to a 
grant made by Gilbert, Bishop of Ardfert. [Archiv. Ch. 
Ch. Dublin.] 

1264. John, Archdeacon, was advanced to the bishopric of 
Ardfert, in this year. 

1324. Robert appears. [MS. T.C.D. f. i. i8.] 

1376. John Fitz-John, a Canon, appears. [Ibid.] 

1408. William Stack, M. A. Archdeacon, is witness to an 
indenture made betweeu the Earl of Desmond and one 
of his followers in this year. [Rot. Pat. 32 Henry VIII.] 

1615. Nicholas Averie, " minister legens." [Reg. Vis.] 
(See him mentioned among the Chancellors of Limerick 
in 1606, p. 401.) 

1621. Daniel Lysacht ; presented by the Crown (quaere, to 
Ardfert or Aghadoe? see p. 453) on Oct. 6. [Rot. Pat.] 

1625. John Ducky ; admitted August 2. [Reg. Vis.] 

162|. Robert Gough, B. A. Praecentor of Limerick; ap- 
pointed by patent from the Crown, dated February 8. 
[Lib. Mun. Hib.] He was instituted and installed June 
29. [Reg. Vis.] He appears to have been again presented 
and installed in the following Jan. [Prerog. Office.] 

1641. Thomas Parsons ; presented by the Crown, patent 
dated August 17. [Rolls Office.] 

1664. John Smith, a native of Athboy, in the county of 



ARCHDEACONS. 451 

Meath, Prebendary of St. Munckins, Limerick; ad- 
mitted April 21. [rp.] In 1635 he had been Rector 
oTEnniskeen and Romorjit in the diooeee ofClogher. 
[Todd's MSS.] In 1669 he appean to hare resigned, 
and to be Archdeacon of Aghadoe. 

1669. EnwAfto Moboaii [V. B.] the Treaaurcr, taoceeded. 

1676 or 1677? Waltkb Nbalb (or O'Nbau), M.A. in. 
■tituled April 17. [pf.] In 1681 he became a Pre- 
bendary of Rofli, and Treasurer of Cork ; in 16S4 Chan- 
cellor of Ro». In 1686 he resigned this archdeaconry, 
for the pnecentonhip of Cork. 

1686. Zachaeiab Okiisbt, M. A. coUated and installed May 
25. [pp.] In 1693 he held the prebend of Croagh in 
the church of Limerick; and in 1713 that of Disert in 
the same. 

1693. Thomas Covvom [Lodge, or Archdall (Peerage, vol. 
i. p. 300) calls him Maurice O'Conor] ordained De- 
cember 23, 1668; collated August 16. [V. B.] 

1704. Joux SuBPUBRO, M.A. Treasurer of Limerick; ad- 
mitted September 26. [rv.] [Quero, whether he was 
Archdeacon of Aghadoe, at w^ as Ardfert?] 

1721. JAim WnxLAJii, the Pneeentor; collated May 14; 
installed May 30. [V. B.] He was also Petty Canon of 
Ardfert. He died on February 13, 172f. (pp.) 

1732. Fbahcis Lauobb, formerly Pneeentor, appears. It 
is probable that he succeeded Williams in 1724. [V. B.] 
He died in 1738. 

1738. WiLUAM Camkboh, M.A. the Pneeentor; collated 
June 16, or 25. (pp.) 

1765. John Enraght, M.A. collated Blay 14; installed 
May 18. 

1766. Robbbt Cashiv, Jun. M.A. Prebendary of St. Mun- 
chin's, in the church of Limerick ; collated December 
11 ; instaUed June 9, 1767. [V. B.] 



452 ARDFERT. 

1772. George Massy, or Massey, M. A. (brother of Hugh 
first Lord Massy, and nephew of Charles, Dean of Lime- 
rick); collated December 18; installed February 18. 
[V.B.] He died in 1782. 

1782. Edward Day, LL. D. (elder brother of the Hon. Ro- 
bert Day, Justice of the Court of King's Bench in Ire- 
land), Chancellor; collated July 6. [ff.] He was also 
Vicar-General of the diocese, and a Prebendary of Cork. 
He held this dignity till March, 1808. 

1808. Thomas Grace, M. A. a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin; collated June 1. [ff.] He resigned in 1836, 
on account of ill health. He died at Bath, on February 
8, 1848, aged seventy-eight years. 

1836. Edward Newenham Hoare ; collated December 23. 
In 1839 he was made Dean of Achonry ; and in 1850 
Dean of Waterford. He has published, 

" Practical Observations on Church Reform, the 
Tithe Question, and National Education in Ireland." 
8vo. Dublin, 1838. 

1839. Michael John Keating, M. A. a Vicar Choral of 
Limerick ; collated May 6. 



AGHADOE. 



(anciently written aithedea, and hacudeo.) 

Bishop, and Dean, see next page. 

A MS. in Marsh's Library, Dublin, giving returns of several 
dioceses in 1622, has the following note under the head 
of Ardfert diocese : " There is one prebend left of the 
ruined church of Achado, called Inishonell, value per 
annum 20« ; being the tithes of 2 Plowlands, in the pa- 
rish of Templedrum." 



ARCHDEACONS. 453 



ARCHDBAC0V8 OF AOBADOS. 

1 266. Di<nmn7fl, AxchdeMOo, waa made Biakcp ofAghadoe 

in this year. [MS. T. C. D. f. i . 1 8.] 
1605. EuGBint OCoHOGHEB it proMBted bgr the Crown to 

" the deanery of Aghadoe/ Tscant, and in the King's 

gif^. [Rot. Pat. 3 Jac. I.] 
1615. RoGBR DATiBt, B.A. appean. [Reg. VniJ 
^621. Dahibl, or Domald LrsAafiT (alias GiLLnsACHT), 

was appointed by patent from the Crown, dated OcU>> 

ber 6; instituted NoTember 23; installed December 1. 

[Reg. Vis.] He was also Prsscentor of Ardfert. 
1669. JoBV Smith appears [Vis. Book]; probably he 
exchanged the archdeaconry of Ardfert for this dignity. 
1676. Thomas Hyxdb, or Uimdb, M.A. appean. [Vis. 

Book.] In 1679 he beeame PhBoeator of Christ Church. 

in Dublin ; and 1680 was made Dean of Limerick. 
169^. Zacbabt Obmsbt appears. [See Ktg. Armagh, Fa- 
culty Book.] But he was Arohdaacoa of Ardfert at 

this time. Did he hold both together? 
1692. EsiCHiXL Wkbbb, M. A. Dean of Limerick (ordained 

February 29, 1683) ; collated August 15. [Vis. Book.] 

He died on September IS, 1704. 

1 704. John Shbphbbd, M. A. Treasurer of Limerick ; col- 
lated September 26. [ff.] Qusre, if he was not like- 
wise Archdeacon of Ardfert? 

1705. Jambs Blahd, M. A. Archdeacon of Limerick; col- 
lated July 12. [ff.] In 1711 he was made Treasurer of 
Ardfert ; and in 1727 he became Dean of that Cathedral. 

1728. Edward Sampsom, M. A. collated May 3. [ff.] 
1736. Pbrbinb Crofton, M. A. (ordained Deacon at Dro- 
more, on May 14, 1727); coUated April 17. [ff.] In 
the next year he became a Prebendary of Cork. He 
died in 1768, or 1769. 



454 ARDFERT. 

1769. Richard Leslie, a Prebendary of Limerick ; collated 
Oct. 4. [ff.] In 1790 he was deprived, for non-residence. 

1790. Alexander Seton, M. A. collated October 9. He 
died in 1797. 

1798. Edward Herbert, M. A. collated January 2. [ff.] 

1809. Alexander Arbuthnot, M. A. (ordained Priest at 
Limerick, on November 2, 1794), was appointed Vicar 
of Annaghdown and Killascobe, in the diocese of Tuam, 
in 1801 ; and in 1808 Rector of Crossboyne and Kil- 
coleman, in the same diocese. He was collated to this 
archdeaconry December 6 ; installed December 9. [ff.] 
In 1816 he became Dean of Cloyne; and in 1823 was 
raised to the bishopric of KiUaloe. 

1816, Sir George William Bisshopp, Bart. M. A. an Eng- 
lishman, educated at Queen's College, Oxford; collated 
and installed February 29. [ff.] In 1831 he was made 
Dean of Lismore. He died in 1834. 

1834. James William Forster, LL. D. Vicar-General of 
the diocese of Limerick ; collated May 24. In 1842 he 
became Treasurer of Limerick. He is the present Arch- 
deacon. 



CANONS. 



1229. Walter of Ardfert, a Canon, is mentioned under 
this year, in Prynnes Records, vol. iii. p. 63. 

1285. Walter of Ardfert is named again as a Canon. 
[Ibid. p. 1016.] Quaere, if there be any confusion be- 
tween the two dates? one being the fourteenth year of 
Henry III. the other the fourteenth of Edward I. 

1291 The following Canons are named in Pope Nicholas' 
Taxation, as having distinct prebendal churches : 



CANONS. 455 

1. Isaac Colum. 

2. Geoffbt Gbralo. 

3. RoBBBT Tmololuchi [qusre O'Molocbvt ?] 

4. Grboobt BIacbavtah. 

5. Isaac BIac Coxcbohdb [O'Covob?] 

134^. Thomas M'Cabwbll, or O'Cabboll, a Cftnon, was 
elected Bishop by part of the Chapter, but his election 
was not confirmed. He was also Archdeacon of Cashel. 
In 1349 he was elected Archbishop of Tuam. [Ware.] 

1376. Jom Fits Johb. [Rot. Cane.] He was likewise 
Archdeacon of Ardfert. 

1495. JoHH FiTMBBALO, a Canon, was appointed Bishop 
bj the Pope in this year. [Ware.] 



VICARS CHORAL. 

1633. WiLUAM Lavb (ordained Deacon September 22, 
1622 ; Priest, the next day), appears. [R^^. Vis.] 

William Stibbbs (ordained in 1627). [Ibid.] 

1676. William Stxbbbs appean. [Vis. Book.] 

It would appear; that the Vicars Choral^subaequcntly 
merged into, and became, Petty Canons. 



PETTY, oB MINOR CANONS. 

1721. Jambs Willlams ; collated May 18. On the same day 
he was appointed Archdeacon of Ardfert. He died on 
February 13,1 72|. [fp.] 

1724. The successor is not known. 



1 



456 ARDFERT. 

1747. Jacob Scholes (ordained at Limerick, May 28, 
1733), was collated July 24. [D. Reg.] 

1754. The Visitation Book of this year has a note: " Petty 
Canonry lands in the parish of Ardfert not ascertained. 
No Petty Canon appointed." 

1757. William Maunsell, LL. D. Treasurer of the Cathe- 
dral, was appointed Petty Canon on July 11; but the 
Bishop paid for performance of the occasional duties, as 
the canonry was not able to bear the charge. [Vis. 
Book.] He held the canonry until the year 1804. 

1805. John Parker, B. A. collated January 1. [D. Reg.] 
He appears to have resigned in three months. Jn the 
following November he became a Prebendary of Lime- 
rick. 

1805. Standish Grady Parker ; collated April 18. [ff.] 
He died in 1816. 

1816. William Hughes, M. A. a Vicar Choral of Limerick ; 
appointed by the Dean, March 9. [ff.] 

In 1841 the appointment was suspended, and the re- 
venues were transferred to the Ecclesiastical Commis- 
sioners, by an order of Council dated June 28. [Coun- 
cil Books.] 



BISHOPS 457 



DIOCESE OF KILLALOE. 

The bishopric of KiUaloe was founded in the seventli cen- 
tury. It takes its name, Kil da Lua, from an Abbat 
named Lua, or Elua, or Mo-Iua, grand>on of a king of 
North Munster, who resided and founded an abbey 
there, and was esteemed a man of great sanctity. About 
the end of the twelfth century, the ancient see of Roe- 
crca, founded by St. Cronan about the year 620, was 
united with and annexed to that of KiUaloe. 

ABMS or THE 811. 

The seal of Bishop Carr, of the year 1716, is engraved in 
Harris's Ware. 

The seal of Bishop Ponsonby, 1828, b preserved in the 
Museum of the Royal Irish Academy; where likewise 
is a Consistorial seal of the diocese, dated 1697. 

TAXATIOVS. 

i4. Z). 1291. By AfUharify of Pope Nu^ola* IV. 
LAOMKM8I8 OTOCB8I8. 

Tumporalia domini Laoncnsis Episcopi, [ ] 

ejusdeib, [ • * • ] 

,, Decani, . . [marc. dec. . . ] 

„ Archidiaconi, . . [di. marc. dec. . ] 

These are the only entries of cathedral officers on the Roll 
of tliis diocese; and it is to be lamented that, few as 
they are, they are imperfect, being written at the end 
of the liotuiet, in a part which was outside, and exposed 
to damp and friction. 
[The above is lirora a Roll in the F)xchequer Office, London.] 

MUM8TBR.] 3 m 



458 KILLALOE. 

A. I). 1629. By Commissioners of King Charles I. 

£ s. d. 

Eplscopatus, 20 

Decanatus, 568 

Praecentoriatus, 16 8 

Cancellariatus, 600 

Thesaurariatus, 2 

Archidiaconatus, 3 6 8 

Praebenda de Clonydagad, vasta, . . (0 10 0) 

„ Tomgreny, 5 

„ Rathblanage 16 8 

„ Eniscathie, 4 

„ Loghcayne, 3 

„ et R. de Dysert, .... 200 

TuUo, 3 

„ Clondagad, 10 

SUCCESSION OF BISHOPS. 

639 (circa). The first Bishop was St. Flannan, a disciple or 
pupil of the school of St. Lua ; he was son of Theodoric 
or Turlogh, King of Thoraond, who was a munificent 
benefactor to this church, and was interred there with 
great honor by his son. 

Flannan is supposed to have been consecrated at 
Rome, about the year 639 ; but at what preQ^e period, 
or how long he governed his see, remains in great obscu- 
rity. The successors of Flannan for some centuries are 
not now known. The earliest among them, whose name 
Ware could discover, is 

1019. Carmacan O'Muilcashel, who died in 1019. 

1055. O'Gernidider, Bishop, died. 

1083. Teige O'Teige, or Thady O'Thady, called " Comor- 
ban of Kil da Lua," died. 



BISHOPS. 459 

1 161. TuADY 0'LoitBB<SAV, ** A leaiTicd and charitable man," 
died. 

1161. DosJAT O'Hkikn, Mxth son of Derraot O'Brien, King 
ofMunstcr, calKvl •' l>isli<>j» of Tuadhraurohain" (Tho> 
mood, or South Muntter), wai oooMcrated in this year. 
He died in 1165. 

1179. CovsTAXTiVB O'Beibv, another scion of the royal 
race, attended the Council of Lateran, as Bishop of KiU 
laloe, in this year. He died in 1194. [Four Masters.] 

1 194. Dbbmoo (or Dosald) OX)oHnra mooeeded. In 1 195 
he was deprived by the Pope's I^;ale, finr tome unknown 
cause; and, dying of grief, was buried at Cork. 

1195. Cbaelbs O'Ubbit succeeded. About this time the 
see of Roecrea and a portion of the poMcasions of that of 
Inis-Cathay were annexed to Killaloe(a). 

1215. Cobhbuus O'Hbitbt (probably the same person with 
Charles O'llcney. Ust named), assisted at the Lateran 
Council in 1215, and died the next year, on his way 
home. For some months ailcr his decease the see was 
committed to the custody of the Bishop of Ferns. 

ISlf . Robxkt TEATXta, a native of Drogbeda, was elected 
Bishop, and was confirmed by the King on January 14, 
121^. In 1221 ho was deprived of his see, by authority 
of the Pope, for some cause not mentioned ; on which 
he retired to England, where he lived for some years in 
privacy. 

1221. The immediate successor of Travers is not known. 

1231. DoNALo orDAViBL O'Kbxnbot, Archdeacon of Kil-* 
laloe, was elected Bishop; after sitting about twenty- 
one years, he died in*' the hot summer" of 1252; and 
was buried in the Dominican Convent at Limerick. 

1253. Isaac O'Cormacaut, Dean of Killaloc, succeeded. 
His temporalities were restored on April 5, 1253. Har- 

(•) ISIS. GeorrBY If aBth rounded ■ ouUe at KilUloc, and compcUed the 
inhabitanu to raodv* tbe Emglitit DUboft. [Ma Gcogfo«gaii's Illaior;-.] 



460 KILLALOE. 

ris mentions that he granted eight days' Indulgences to 
all such persons as should contribute to the building of 
St. Paul's church in London. In 1267 he voluntarily 
resigned his see, and became a monk of Holycrosa 
Abbey, in the county of Tipperary. 

1267. Matthew O'Hogain, Dean of Killaloe, succeeded by 
election, pursuant to the King's license, dated Novem- 
ber 10. He died in August, 1281, and was buried in 
the Dominican Convent of Limerick. 

1281. Maurice O'Hogain, Praecentor of Killaloe, succeeded. 
His temporalities were restored on February 4, 1282. 
He died in 1298, or 1299, and was buried in his ca- 
thedral. 

1299. David Mac Mahon, Dean of Killaloe, was elected 
Bishop by the Chapter, and was confirmed by the King ; 
he received his temporalities on April 22 ; and was con- 
secrated in the following month by the Archbishop of 
Cashel. He sat seventeen years, and died in 1316. 

1316. Thomas O'Cokmacain, Archdeacon of Killalofe, was 
lawfully elected Bishop by the Chapter in 1316. (Yet 
the Patent Roll of 11 Edward II. (1317), mentions 
Matthew as Bishop at that time. [Rot. Cane. Hib.] At 
this period there were two prelates named Matthew sit- 
ting ; one at Ross, and the other at Waterford ; so that 
perhaps there is some error in this statement). He died 
in 1321, and was buried in his cathedral. 

1322. Benedict O'Coscry, Dean of Killaloe, succeeded. 
He was consecrated in 1322, and died in 1325 or 1326. 

1326. David Mac Brien (or De Pavelais), a native of 
Emly, succeeded by the Pope's provision ; and had his 
temporalities restored on November 26, 1326. He died 
on December 1 (or 12), 1342. 

1343. Thomas O'Hogain, a Canon of Killaloe, was conse- 
crated Bishop of this see. He died on Oct. 30, 1354, 
and was buried in the Franciscan Convent at Nenawh. 



BISHOPS 461 

1355. Thomas O'Cokmacaiv, Archdeacon of Killaloe, suc- 
ceeded by provision of the Pope ; he wm consecrated 
this year; and had his temporalities restored in Sep- 
tember, 1356. The King employed him much in afiaira 
of State : ao that we may conclude him to hare been a 
person of considerable talents. He died in 1387 (the 
Four Biasten say, in 1382), and was buried in his ca- 
thedral, ** in the common burial-place of the bishops." 
[Ware.] 
1389. Matthxw* M'Geatb, Dean of Killaloe, suoceeded, 
by Papal provinon, in 1389, but was not restored to 
his temporalities till September, 1391 ; he ailing that 
he was unable to pay the iees, by re as o n of his see haT- 
ing been wasted by the Irish rebels. It appears too, that 
the King, in 1389, had some doubts about his loyalty; 
as in a grant of one of hu manors to the Bishop of Leigh- 
lin, to hold till the customary fees should be discharged, 
he describes Magrath as ** Mere Uibemicus, et de na- 
tione inimicA, ac inter inimicos nosiros oommorans, et 
eis adhaerens, et mandatis nostris minime iatendendo." 
[Rot. PaL 13 Kic. II. apud Chart, et Priv. p. 84.] He was 
sitting in 1400 ; but the time of his decease is not known. 
He was buried in the Dominican Convent of Limerick. 

1409. KoBKRT DB MuLnsLO, an Englishman, a Cistercian 
monk of Meaux, in Yorkshire, succeeded by the Pope's 
provision, on September 9, 1409; and was restored to 
his temporalities on the 17ih of the following August, 
[liot. 12 Hen. IV.] How long he enjoyed the sec, is 
not known. 

14 — . DoNAT Magrath, his successor, was silting in 1428, 
and died in 1429. 

1429. EuoRNS O'Phslak, or O'Felav, succeeded: but it 
appears that he died in the next year, 1430. 

14;U). Thady Mac-Cragu succecd«d, by Papal provision, 



462 ^ KILLALOE. 

in 1430; and was restored to his temporalities by the 
King, on September 1, 1431. 

I43-. Irad O'Lonergan succeeded : of whom nothing ap- 
pears to be known. 

1441. James O'Ghonelan was Bishop in 1441. 

14 — . Terence alias Donoch O'Brien I. (second son of 
Turlogh Buy O'Brien, King of Thomond), succeeded 
by provision of the Pope. He was barbarously mur- 
dered by one of his own relatives, at Ennis in the county 
of Clare, in 1460. 

1460. Thady succeeded O'Brien ; and was consecrated in 

1460. We do not hear of him after July 18, 1461. 

John Mac-Cragh. x ^^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^.^ 

Maurice O'Canasa. > ^ , j j 

I to have succeeded. 

Dermod Mac Cragh. ) 

1483. Matthew (or Mahon) O'Griabhtha, or O'Griffa, 
called in the pompous language of the Annalists " a 
fountain of hospitality and wisdom," died in this year ; 
and was buried in the monastery of the Canons of Cor- 
cobaiscne, in the county of Clare. [Four Masters.] 

1483. Terence (or Tirlagh, or Theodoric) O'Brien II. 
who is said by Antony a Wood to have been educated 
at Oxford, succeeded. He is celebrated for liberality 
and hospitality ; and is reported to have been distin- 
guished by rather too great a fondness for martial affairs. 
He died in 1525. 

1525, Richard Hogan, a Franciscan friar, succeeded. In 
1538, or 1539, he was translated to the see of Clonmac- 
nois ; but died in a few days after his translation. 

1538-9. James O'Corrin succeeded. Wishing for retire- 
ment, he resigned his see in 1546. 

1546. Cornelius O'Dea, Chaplain to the Earl of Thomond, 
was appointed Bisliop by a conge delire directed to the 
Dean and Chapter, by King Henry VHI. on July 3, 



BISHOPS. 463 

1546; and, pursuant to a mandate dated July 12, was 
conaecrated soon afterwards by Edward, Archbishop of 
Cashel. He sat about nine years. 

1555. Tkeucb O'B&ibh IH. was appointed Bishop during 
Queen Mary's reign ; and held the see to the year 1569, 
the year of his death, according to the Four Masters. 

1570. Madricb, or Murtoob, or Moboam 0*Beibh-akba, 
(second son of M*Brien, King of Thomond), who had 
been edooated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, 
was appointed Bishop, or rather Costoa of the see, 
by letters patent of Queen Elisabeth, dated May 15. 
It is remarkable, that he was not consecrated for six 
years after hb appointment ; but probably we find the 
cause of this in the tenna of his i4>pointment : ** M*Brieii* 
arra to hare the profits of it ; and when he oomea to 
further age, to hare the buhopric itself, if he bo fit for 
it. [Cod. Clarend. 36.] In 1572 he complains to Lord 
Burleigh, that Malachias OMolana, who claims his see 
under a bull from the Pope, is a disguised PBpisL He 
calls himself ** Bishop elect of Killaloe.** [AppmdiM to 
Shyp€'» Life of Pafim, No. 87 ; see also No. 88.] His 
elder brother baring died before him, the Bishop became 
chieftain of his house. [Todd's MSB.] He held the 
see for a long period ; resigned it in 1612 ; and died on 
April 30, in the following year. 

1613. John Rider, M. A. was a native of Carriiigton, in 
Cheshire ; and was educated at Jesus College, Oxford. 
For some years he held preferment in England, being 
minister of Berroondsey, near London, and afterwards 
Rector of Winwick, in Lancashire; and coming over to 
Ireland he became Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Arch- 
deacon of Meath, and a Prebendary of Killaloe. He was 
consecrated on January 12, 161} ; his patent having been 
dated August 15, 1612. In 1616 the Bishop obtained 



464 KILLALOE. 

a Royal letter, for the restoration of such lands as had 
been wrongfully taken from his see ; and also for the 
general improvement of the bishopric. [Rot. Pat. 14 
Jao. I.] He also made a representation to the Royal 
Commissioners in 1622, of several rectories aliened from 
the see by his predecessor, M. O'Brien ; and, it appears, 
was successful in causing their restoration. The literary 
works which the Bishop published are enumerated 
below(a). He compiled a valuable document entitled 
" The State of the Diocese of Killaloe, presented to his 
Majesty's Commissioners, at Dublin, 1st July, 1622." A 
copy of this return is preserved in the Diocesan Registry, 
of Cashel. It is very copious, minute, and interesting ; 
and well deserves to be printed. The Bishop shows him- 
self to be extremely anxious that the clergy should study 
and use the Irish language, for the better instruction of 
the natives. He died at Killaloe, on November 12, 1632 
(leaving two sons, John and Thomas), and was buried 
in his cathedral. 
1633. Lewis Jones (a native of Merionethshire, in Wales, 
educated at Oxford), Dean of Cashel, and a Prebendary 
of Emly, succeeded, by patent dated February 12, 163| ; 
and was consecrated at Cashel, on the 12th of April fol- 
lowing, by the Archbishop of Cashel, assisted by the 
Bishops of Waterford and Limerick, He held his pre- 
bend in commendamy till the year 163|. He was ac- 
cused to Parliament of being a favourer of the Scotch 
Covenanters, and was censured by the High Commission 
Court. He was father of two Bishops : Henry, Bishop 

(a) He published : 

1. A Latin and English Dictionary (improved from Thomasius). 1589. 

2. A letter concerning News out of Ireland. 4to. London, 1601. 

a. A Claim of Antiquity in behalf of the Protestant Religion. 4to. London, 
1608. 



BISHOPS. 465 

of Clogher, and tllerwards of Meath; and Ambroie, 
Bishop of Kildare. He died in Dublin, on November S, 
1640, in the «iglilj-axUi je«r of kia age(a), and waa 
buried in St. Ww bmgb li Qmroh. [Ware.] 
1646. Edwako Pabmt, D. D. a natiTe of Newry in the 
oountj of Down, a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, 
waa a perKm of oonaiderable talenta. In 1627 he waa 
Prebendary of Tipperkeriii, in Um cathedral of Su Pa- 
trick's, Dublin ; in 1694 he waa made Treaaurer of Christ 
Church ; in 1636, Prebendary of Stagonyl, in Su Pa- 
trick's; in 1640, Dean of Liamore; and in 1643, Arch- 
deacon of Glendaloch. He waa promoted to thia aee, by 
King'a lattar dated December 29, 1646 ; and patent 
dated 20th March following; and waa consecrated at 
Christ Church, Dublin, on March 28. 1647. by Lance- 
lot, Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by the Bishopa of 
Kildare and Cloyne; having been recommended by 
the Marqneaa of Ormonde aa one aingularly well af- 
fected for His Bfajesty'a service, and beyond all excep- 
tion for his life and learning. [Rot Pat. 19-24 Car. I.] 
He appears to have distingniahed kiraaelf, by a firm ad- 
dreas to the Parliamentary CommiaBonert of England, 
tor leave to reject the ** Directory," and retain the oae of 
the Common Prayer (then forbidden). On account of 
his good character and the smallneas of the revenoea of 



(«) HMtk'iiaHwiofW«w^y'«htfc>l>iUiyr<f>b^if taSMnlf 
tUa mart b* «n«nMM, tar Wtkm Bfakop'a agt b« mnrnOji^rm, ht ■■* ksvs 
b<M u p m mr d$ of mimffy ptmn »U ttthit caumenikm. Uofcrtontaljr Ih* patU 
n^Utm <£9l Wwbatgh't dtmuBtintmUmtbbmdk ; and ■owiwiint cfMn 
tefeaadtlMrai Bat tMi wror fa, I thfak, mMktitwQf camelid by AwlihMiop 
UMtMr; wiMk hi • kttw to BhlH» Land, datad Umj, 16tf. MB—mwili Dmb 
JoM W7 ■tnocly fcr tb« vacMt vtUdihoprio or CMbal and dMoflM Ma M 
bdag Umii risty-alM jaan old : if to, be vat bom In 1560, and at bfa deatb in 
IMSwoaldbaaightjr-aLcyaanoraeek [Sea Tanner'! MS. 461. in UMtBodUan 
Ubniy, Oxlbrl] 
/ MUM8TBB.] 3 O 



466 KILLALOE. 

this see, the King permitted hira to hold his former pre- 
ferments in commendam. [Rot. Pat. 19 Car. I.] This 
prelate, like his immediate predecessor, was father of two 
bishops, both of them of Ossory. He died, of the plague, 
in Dublin, on July 20, 1650, and was buried in St. 
Audoen's Church(a). He left behind him a piece enti- 
tled "David restored; or an Antidote against the Pros- 
perity of the Wicked, and the Afflictions of the Just," a 
Sermon on the seventy-third Psalm ; this was afterwards 
published by his son. 8vo. Oxford, 1660. This work 
contains an engraved portrait of the author. 
166^. Edward Worth, D. D. Dean of Cork, succeeded 
Bishop Parry, though after an interval of ten years, his 
patent being dated January 19, 166^. He was conse- 
crated in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, on the 27th 
of that month, in company with eleven other prelates, 
by the Archbishop of Armagh, assisted by the Bishops 
of Raphoe, Ossory, and Kilmore. He proved himself a 
munificent benefactor to his native city, Cork, by found- 
ing and endowing the Blue Coat Hospital ; the particu- 
lars of which good work may be seen in a book entitled 
" Pietas Corcagiana." 4to. 17 — . He died at Hackney, 
near London, on August 2, 1669 ; and was buried in 
St. Mildred's Church, in Bread-street, London; Dean 
Hackett, of Cork, preaching his funeral sermon. [Peck's 
" Desiderata curiosa."] Beside the noble foundation of 
a hospital in Cork, mentioned by Ware, Bishop Worth 
bequeathed £100 to be laid out on the purchase of lands 
or houses to endow a hospital at the Dock of Kinsale. 
See his published pieces, under the diocese of Cork; and 
a detailed account of his family, in Mason's History of 
St. Patrick's Cathedral. 4to. 1820, p. 205. 

(a) See an acooant of the restoration of the monumental inscriptions of the 
Parry family in St Audoen's Church, in the Irish Ecclesiastical Journal for June, 
1849. 



BISHOPS. 467 

1669. Dahibl WiTWm, or Wttter, D. D. a native of Eng- 
land, came into Ireland as Chaplain to James Duke of 
Ormonde ; and was sucoeasivcly made Dean of Ardfert, 
Prebendary of St. Michae^^ Dublin, Dean of Down, and 
Chancellor of Dromore. He was promoted to this see 
bj patent dated August 19, 1669; and was oonseorated 
in the following September, at Cashel, by Thomas Price, 
Archbishop of Cashel. He died in Dublin, on March 16, 
167), and was buried in St. Michael's Church, baring by 
will left several benefactiona to his church of Killaloe. 
He likewise gave fifty pounds towards providing com- 
monion plate for the Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin. 

1675. JoHH RoAV, or Roavb, D. D. u said to have been a 
native of Wales, and educated at Brasennose College, 
Oxford ; but he does not appear to have taken any de- 
gree at that Univernty ; nor do we know when he came 
ow to Ireland, though it is probable that he arrived in 
oorapany with Dr. Bffargetson, who afterwards became 
Primate. He became Dean of Ologher in 1667, and 
was promoted to this see by patent dated April 19. He 
was consecrated in the following June, at Cashel, by 
Thomas Archbishop of Cashel, assisted by the Bidiops 
of Waterford and Limerick. During the Revolution in 
King Jamea the Second's time he was stripped and plun- 
dered of his property. He died at Killaloe on Septem- 
ber 5, 1692, and was buried in his cathedral. The sim- 
ple inscription on his tombstone is given by Ware. 

1698. Hkmrt Rydsr, or Ridbr, M. A. was bom at Parii ; 
but was educated at Westminster School, and from thence 
was elected to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1663, and 
in that University he took the degrees of B. A. in 1666, 
and M. A. in 1673. He afterwards became a member 
of Trinity College, Dublin. In 1683 he became a Pre- 
bendary of St Patrick's, Dublin, and in 1092 Archdca- 



468 KILLALOE. 

con of Ossory ; from whence he was advanced to this 
see by patent dated June 5 ; and was consecrated on the 
Sunday following (June 11), in the parish church of 
Dunboyne, in the County Meath, by the Archbishop of 
Cashel, assisted by the Bishops of Limerick and Killala. 
He died on January 30, 169f ; and was buried in the 
church of Clonmethan, in the County of Dublin. 

169|. Thomas Lindsay, or Lyndesay, D. D. was bom at 
Blandford, in Dorsetshire, and became a Fellow of Wad- 
ham College, Oxford; M. A. in 1678; B. D. andD.D. 
in 1693. He came to Ireland in 1693, as Chaplain to 
Lord Capel, one of the Lords Justices, and was appointed 
Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin. He succeeded to this 
see by patent dated March 2 ; and was consecrated in 
St. Patrick's Church, on the 20th of the same month, by 
Narcissus Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by William 
Bishop of Kildare, and Nathanael Bishop of Waterford. 
[Cashel Reg.] In 1713 he was translated to Raphoe, 
and from thence to the Primacy. 

It is recorded, to his credit, that he was deputed by 
the Bishops of Ireland to solicit a clause in the Act of 
Resumption, for applying forfeited Impropriations to the 
rebuilding of churches, and the permanent endowment 
of small cures ; in which most salutary measure his eflPorts 
were crowned with success. [Ware.] 

1713. Sir Thomas Vesey, Bart. LL. D. (eldest son of Dr. 
Vesey, Archbishop of Tuam, and lineal ancestor of the 
Viscount de Vesci), was a native of Cork; he was edu- 
cated at Eton, and afterwards at Christ Church, and 
at Oriel College, Oxford ; M. A. inl697. In 1698 he was 
created a Baronet. Having been ordained Deacon by 
the Archbishop of Dublin, on October 28, 1699, and 
Priest by the same, at Finglas, on June 24, 1700, he 
became Chaplain to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieu- 



BISHOPS. 469 

tenant of Ireland ; by whose recommendation he was ad- 
▼anoed to this see by patent dated June 12, and was 
consecrated on July 12, in Christ Church, Dublin, by 
William Archbishop of CaaheL [Elrington.] Ware 
mentions that his character stood rery high, both as a 
private gentlemen and a Bishop. In the next year he 
was tnuMkled toOssoiy. 

1714. Nicholas FonsTBB, D.D. (second son of the Rev. 
John ForMcr, of TuUaghan, in the County of Monaghan), 
a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, suoceeded. His 
patent bears date October 19. He was conaeorated at 
Dunboyne, in Co. Meath, on November 7 (in company 
with Edward 8ynge» Biahop of Raphoe), by the Aroh> 
bishop of Cashel, assisted by the Bishops of Kildare and 
Dromore. In 1716 he was traaslaled to Raphoe. 

He was a prelate, says Bishop Blant, commemorated 
ibr his seal in repairing and erecting churohea, ehapeli^ 
and aohooUhousea, throoghoat hiadioeeae; also ibr hb en- 
dowing a reaidence for Cleigjnen's Widows. He pub- 
lished a Sermon, on 1 Cor. i. 10. 4to. Dublin^ 1716. 

1716. CHAaLBs Cask, M. A. liinister of St. Paul's, Dublin, 
and Chaplain to the Blue Coat Hospital in that city, and 
in 1701 Vicar of Kilkea, in the diocese of Dublin, be- 
oame Chaplain to the House of Commons; he waa ad- 
vanced to this see, -by patent dated June 9, 1716 ; and 
was oonseerated in the same month, by the Archbishop 
of Cashel, assisted by the Bishops of Clogher and Dro- 
more. He died in Dublin, on December 26, 1739 ; and 
was buried in St Patrick's Cathedral. 

17|§. Joseph Story, M. A. was educated at the University 
of Edinburgh. He became Chaplun to the Irish House 
of Commons, and in 1734 was made DeanofFeras; from 
whence he was elevated to this see, by patent dated Fe- 
bruary 5. He was consecrated in St Bridget's Church, 



470 KILLALOE. 

Dublin, on February 11, by the Archbishop of Dublin, 
assisted by the Bishops of Cork and Limerick. In 174^ 
he was translated to KUmore. He published some " Oc- 
casional Sermons," and a " Treatise on the Priesthood," 
much commended by Dr. Campbell in his" Philosophi- 
cal Survey of Ireland." 

174^. John Rydkb, D. D. was educated at Queen's College, 
Cambridge; B. A. in 1715; M.A. 1719; D. D. 1741. 
The patent for his advancement to this see is dated Ja- 
nuary 30. He was consecrated by the Archbishop of 
Dublin, assisted by the Bishops of Kildare and Ferns, in 
St. Bridget's Church, Dublin, on February fl. In 1743 
he was translated to Down and Connor, and subse- 
quently to Tuam. He died at Nice, in 1757, and was 
there interred, in the Protestant burial ground. 

1743. Jemmet Browne, M. A. Prsecentor of Cork, and 
Dean of Ross, succeeded, by patent dated September 30, 
1743. He had previously holden several benefices in 
succession ; as the rectory of Little Island, of Ringcur- 
ran, and Taghsaxon, and some others, in the diocese of 
Cork. He was consecrated at Christ Church, Dublin, 
on October 9, by the Archbishop of Cashel, assisted by 
the Bishops of Kildare and Ossory. In 1745 he was 
translated to Dromore (and afterwards to Cork, to £lphin, 
and Tuam). 

1745. Richard Chenevix, D. D. descended from a French 
family, was educated at Peter House, Cambridge ; B. A. 
in 1716; M. A. 1732; D. D. 1744. He was Chaplain 
to the Princess of Orange in 1734, and was presented to 
the rectory of Gedling, in Nottinghamshire, by the Earl 
of Chesterfield (who afterwards became Lord Lieutenant 
of Ireland), whose Chaplain he also was. He was ad- 
vanced to this see, by patent dated May 20, and was 
consecrated in St. Patrick's, Dublin, on July 28, by the 



BISHOPS. 471 

Archbuhop of Dublin, Mriit<^ by the Bishops of Kil- 
dare and Feras. In the following year he was trans- 
lated to Waierford and Lisroore; in which dioceses he 
has 1^ substantial and lasting marks of his Christian 
benevolence. (See above, p. 132). 
17i|. Nicholas SmoB, D. D. (second son of Edward Arch- 
bishop of Tuam, and brother <^ Edward Bishop of El- 
phin, ordained Deacon May 27, 1716 ; Priest January 24, 
1717), was collated to the prebend of Ta-Sagart, in 
St. Patricks Dublin, in 1735; to that of Malahidart, in 
the same Cathedral, in 1737; to the p r ace ot o rrfii p of 
Elphin, in 1742, and to the archdeaconry of Dublin, in 
1743. In 174^ he was adTanoed to this see, by patent 
dated January 28. He was coBsaoiated in Sl VtHiB^n 
Church, Dublin, by the Archbishop of (}ashel» iwiitod 
by the IUbIm^ of Wateribrd and Clonlert, on January 
26. Bishop Mant notices, that he was "* the fifth and 
last pielate of an episcopal fiunily ; being the grand^ne* 
phew, grandson, and brother of a Bishop, himself a 
Bishop, and an Archbishop's son." Vol. ii. p. 64^. 

KILLALOB AVD KILrBVOEA. 

In the year 1753, the bishopric of Kilfenora was united to 
that of Killaloe, and has continued so to the present 
time. Bishop Synge died on February 1, 1771; and 
was interred in the churchyard of St. Patricks Cathe- 
dral, Dublin. 

1771. Robert Fowlbb, D. D. an Englishman, educated at 
Trinity College, Cambridge, a Prebendary of Westmins- 
ter, succeeded; B.A. in 1747; M.A. 1751; D.D. 1764. 
His patent is dated Juno 29. He was consecrated in 
St. Patrick's, Dublin, on July 28, by the Archbishop of 
Dublin, assisted by the Bishops of Clonfcrt and Dro- 
more. In 1779 he was translated to Dublin. Bishop 



472 KILLALOE. 

Fowler was highly recommended by John Wesley, for 
the solemnity and devotion with which he read the 
Services of our Church. 

1779. George Chinnery, LL. D. Dean of Cork (son of the 
Rev, George Chinnery, a Prebendary of Cloyne), suc- 
ceeded. His patent bears date January 11. He was 
consecrated at Christ Church, Dublin, on March 7, by 
the Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by the Bishops of 
Meath and Down. The ceremony took place at the 
early hour of eight o'clock, on account of the Bishop's 
delicate state of health. His bodily infirmities were 
great. After sitting here one yeat, he was translated to 
Cloyne, where he died in the summer of 1780. 

1780. Thomas Barnard, D. D. (eldest son of Dr. Barnard, 
Bishop of Derry), was born in 1726, and was educated 
at Westminster School, where he was admitted a King's 
Scholar in 1741. He afterwards became a member of 
Corpus Christi College, Oxford; B. A. in 1756; M. A. 
1760; B. D. 1769. He became Archdeacon of Derry 
in 1761, and in 1769 Dean of that Cathedral. He was 
advanced to the see of Killaloe by patent dated January 
29, or February 16 ; and was consecrated on February 
20, at the Castle Chapel, Dublin, by the Archbishop of 
Cashel, assisted by the Bishops of Waterford and Cork. 
He is well known as the friend of Goldsmith, Dr. John- 
son, Burke, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Bishop Percy, and 
other literary characters of his day. In 1794 he was 
translated to Limerick. 

1794. Hon. William Knox, D. D. (fourth son of Thomas, 
first Viscount Northland), Chaplain to the House of 
Commons, succeeded. In 1786 he had been Rector of 
Pomeroy, in the diocese of Armagh; and at this time 
was Rector of Callan in the diocese of Ossory. His pa- 
tent is dated September 15. He was consecrated in St. 



BISHOPS. 473 

Peter's Church, Dublin, on September 21, by the Arch- 
bishop of Dublin, aasifted by the Bishops of Limerick 
and Kilmore. He pablidied a ThaBkagiTiBg Sermon, 
for Lord Nelson's Vietory over die FVeiieh Fleet ; 8vo. 
DubUm^ 1798 : ** A Sermon preached in the Chapel of 
Trinity College, Dublin ;' 8to. DmbKm, 1799 : and an- 
other entitled ** Revelation indispensable to Morality," 
preached in the College Chapel, on March 21, 1802; 
8to. DuMin, 1802. In 1803 he was translated to Deny. 

1803. Hex. Cbavju DALBTMru Livdsat, D. D. (sixth 
son of James, fifUi Elarl of Balearres), came to Ireland as 
private Secretary to the Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Lieu- 
tenant His patent bears date October 14. He was 
consecrated in St Patrick's, Dublin, on November 13, 
by the Archbishop of Dublin, asntled by the Bishops of 
Meath and Derry. In the next year he wss translated 
to Kildare, 

1804. Natbavail Auulavdib, D. D. (of Emmanuel Col- 
lege, Cambridge; B.A. 1783; M.A. 1787; a nephew 
of the first Eari of Caledon), was translated from Clon- 
iert to Uiis see, by patent dated May H. In the same 
year he was tnmslated from hence to Down and Connor, 
and subsequently to Meath. 

1804. Right Hov. Lobo RoBimT Povsovbt Tottevham 
LoPTUs, M. A. (second son of CTharles, first Marquess of 
Ely), Precentor of Cashel, succeeded. He had been 
educated at Christ Churoh, Oxford; M.A. 1797; D.D. 
1805. His patent bears date November 23. He was 
consecrated at St Patrick's, Dublin, on December 16, 
by the Archbishop of Cashel, assisted by the Bishops of 
Kildare and Elphin. In 1820 he was translated to the 
sees of Ferns and Leighlin, and subsequently to that of 
Clogher. 

1820. RiCHABD Maht, D. D. a native of England, a Fellow 

MUMSTKB.] 3 P 



474 KILLALOE. 

of Oriel College, Oxford, became domestic Chaplain to 
the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Rector of St. Bo- 
tolph's, Bishopsgate, London. He was advanced to this 
see by patent dated May 6 ; and was consecrated at 
Cashel, by the Archbishop of Cashel, assisted by the 
Bishops of Limerick and Cloyne. In 1823 he was trans- 
lated to Down and Connor. Bishop Mant was well 
known as a sound divine^ a laborious scholar, and a firm 
friend of the Church. He owed his promotion to his 
talents ; and the number and value of his published 
works bear honorable testimony to his abilities and con- 
tinued diligence in his high ofiice. See further particu- 
lars respecting the Bishop, and a correct list of his pub- 
lications, under the diocese oi-Down. 

1823. Alexander Arbuthnot, D. D. Dean of Cloyne, suc- 
ceeded. The patent for his appointment is dated March 
21. He was consecrated in Tuam Cathedral, on May 11, 
by the Archbishop of Tuam, assisted by the Bishops of 
Kilmore and Elphin. He died at his palace of Killaloe, 
on January 9, 1828, aged 59, and was buried in the 
churchyard of his cathedral. A plain tomb-stone is 
placed over his grave, and a tablet containing a short 
commemorative inscription to his memory was erected 
within the church by his clergy. 

1828. Hon. Richard Ponsonby, D. D. (third son of Wil- 
liam Baron Ponsonby), Prajcentor, and afterwards Dean, 
of St. Patrick's, Dublin, was advanced to this see in the 
month of March; and was consecrated on March 16, at 
St. Patrick's, Dublin, by Richard, Archbishop of Cashel, 
assisted by the Bishops of Meath and Waterford. In 
1831 he was translated to Derry. 

1831. Hon. Edmund Knox, D. D. (seventh son of Thomas, 
first Viscount Northland, and brother of William, 
Bishop of Derry), was ordained Deacon on November 30, 



BISHOPS. 475 

and Priest on the 28th of December following, in the 
church of Killmloe. In 1817 he was made Dean of 
Down. He succeeded to this we by pairat dated Octo« 
ber 1 ; and was oonaeorated at the Castle Chapel, Dub- 
lin, on October 9, by Richard, Archbishop of Cashel, as> 
aisted by the Bishops of Kildare and Clogher. In 1834 
he was translated to Ltmericlc. 

KILLALOI, KILnUIOIA. CLOMrKftT, AUD KILMACDVAaH. 

1834. Chkistopubb Butsox D. D. Bishop of Clonfort, suc- 
ceeded. By the Church Temporalities' Act, 3 & 4 
Will IV. c. 37, the sees of Clonfcrt and Kilmaoduagh 
were united to those of Killaloc and Kilfcnora; and on 
the translation of Dr. Knox to Limerick, Dr. Butson 
became Bishop of the four united sees. Ho died on 
Bfarch 22, 1836. See more of him under the dioceaes 
of WaUrford and of CUmftri, 

1836. Stsfhsv Crbaob Savdbs, D.D. a Fellow of Trinity 
CoU^e, Dublin, (ordained at Limerick, Deacon on Sep- 
tember 8. 1807; Priest, May 1, 1810), succeeded. His 

patent bean date . He was consecrated in tlie 

Chapel of Trinity Coll^pe, on June 12, by Richard, 
Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by the Bishops of Mcuth 
and Kildare. In 18394ie was transUted to Ouket, 

1889. HoH. Ludlow Tohsov, D. D. (eighth son of William, 
first Baron RiverMiale), was ordained at Cork, Deacon 
on May 6, and Priest on May 20, 1810. He was for 
several years Rector of the parish of Ahcmc, in the dio- 
cese of Cloyne. His eminence as a preacher having be- 
come generally known, and having attracted the notice 
of the Marquess of Normanby, Lord Lieutenant of Ire- 
land, he was appointed to this see on the translation of 
Bishop Sandes. His patent bears date February 10. He 
was consecrated at Christ Church, Dublin, on February 
17, by Richard, Archbishop of Dublin, assisted by the 



476 KILLALOE. 

Bishops of Meath and Cashel. In 1848, by the death 
of his elder brother, the Bishop succeeded to the title of 
Baron Riversdale. 



BISHOPS OF ROSCREA. 

This see, situate in the northern part of the county of Tip- 
perary, was founded by the Bishop, or Abbat, St: Cro- 
nan, who flourished about the year 610. Near to the 
end of the twelfth century this ancient bishopric was 
united and annexed to that of Killaloe. Sir James Ware 
has not recovered the names of any others of its prelates. 
The remains of a beautiful church, perhaps the cathedral, 
still adorn the town of Roscrea. 



DEAN AND CHAPTER. ' 

SEAL. 

A seal of the Dean and Chapter,- dated 1661, is engraved in 
Harris's Ware. 

DEANS. 

1253. Isaac O'Cormacain, Dean, was advanced to the bi- 
shopric of this diocese on April 5, in this year. [Ware.] 

1253. Matthew O'HoGAiN succeeded; and, like his pre- 
decessor, became Bishop of Killaloe, in 1267. [Ware.] 

1280. Luke was Dean, and a consenting party to the ex- 
change of the manor of Roscrea for other lands made by 
the Bishop to King Edward I. [Chartae, Privilegia, &c., 
Pv35.] 



DEANS 477 

1297. Nebemiah was Dean. [MS. T. C. D. p. i . 1 8.] 
1299. David Mac Mabov was in this jear aiertad Bishop 

of Killaloe. [Ware.] 
1317. LuKS appears. [Rot. Cano. Uib.] 

BsnoiCT O'CoaoBT waa elected fiiahop. [Ware.] 
.-.-. .1. CBAEJUBa. [MS.T.O.D.r.1.18.] 
1381. Mattbbw M'Ceaoh [or M*CAftTHT, aoeording to 

Cod. Clar. 36.] In 1389 be wae advanoed to the bi- 

■hopric. [Ware.] 
1389. DAViDO'CoftMACAUi;preaentedJuly 15. [Rot. Cane] 
15^. BoBTius Clajict waa Dean. Uo died in 1559. [MS. 

Clarendon. 46.] 
1559. CoBiiKUDs Rtav fiiooeeded. [Ibid.] 
1585. DoxooB O'HoRAN. [O'FlahertjV Weat Connaught, 

p. 858.] 
1602. UuQB HooAV, " a natirc muuaicr and Uanomu* in- 

•talled in 1602." [Biihop Rjder.] He raaigiMd, bj 

reason of bis great age and weakness, on November 20, 

1624. [Lib. Mun.] 
1624. Richard Uaokst iuoceeded. Patent dated Deoem- 

ber IG [Ibid.] ; installed January 7. [rr.] 
1628. Albxavdis Spicis, M. A. ** Chaplain to the Lord 

Lieutenant;" patent March 26. [RoUs Office.] He 

was a native of Somenelahire, the son of a Clergjinan ; 

and became a Fellow of Kxeter College, Oxford. He 

bore the character of an able scholar and a learned di« 

vine. Being invited into IreUnd, he was well beneficed 

by favor of the Lord Deputy Chichester. He wrote 

several piec^ ; among which are, 

1. David's Petition, on Psalm xix. 13. 

2. The Pope at Babylon; a Sermon preached at 
Coleraine, on November 5. London^ 1C17. 

3. Elegies on the Death of Arthur Lord Chichut>- 
ter. 1625. [Ware's Writers.] 



478 KILLALOE. 

1637. John Parker, Senior, D. D. admitted and installed 
September 15. [ff.] In 1643 he appears to have taken 
out a new patent, dated March 4 [Lib. Mun.] ; or quaere, 
whether he was succeeded in that year by his son John; 
who in the same year succeeded his father in his prebend 
in Christ Church, Dublin, and at the Restoration was 
made Bishop of Elphin ? He died in May, 1643, and 
was buried at St. Michan's, Dublin. [Parish Reg.] 

166^. Jasper Pheasant, M. A. (afterwards B.D.) Prsecen- 
tor of Achonry (son of Thomas Pheasant, Esq., of Bag- 
gotsrath, Dublin), patent February 12. [Ibid.] 

1692. Jerome Ryves, M. A. Chancellor of Christ Church, 
Dublin; patent dated May 18. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] In 
1699 he resigned, and was made Dean of St. Patrick's. 

1699. James Abbadie, D. D. installed May 13. [ff.] Dr. 
Abbadie was a native of Berne, in Switzerland; and 
came into Ireland in 1689. For some years afterwards 
he was Minister of the French Church, in the Savoy, 
London ; but returning into Ireland obtained this deanery, 
which was his only preferment. He was a learned di- 
vine, and an eloquent preacher. He also defended 
warmly the Protestant faith. His work " On the Truth 
of the Christian Religion," has been deemed a most able 
confutation of infidelity. An account of his numerous 
works may be seen in" Chalmers' Biographia Britannica." 
He died in London, on September 25, 1727. 

172|. Julius, or Giles Eyre, M. A. Archdeacon of Ross, 
and Chancellor of Cork ; presented March 15 [Lib. 
Mun.] ; instituted May 24; installed same day. In 1730 
he was made a Prebendary of Clonfert; and in 1737 
Treasurer of Kilmacduagh. He died in 1749. His son 
John was created Lord Eyre in 1768. After his death 
the deanery appears to have remained vacant for about 
twelve years ; but this is not altogether certain. 



DEANS. 479 

1750? Right Hov. Charles Talbot Blatvst (eighth Lord 
Blayney), appears in % Viaitatioo Book, and if said to 
have been appointed on April 8. [Lodge's Peerigo.] He 
was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, and was 
a Member of Parliament before he took Oiden (at 
Clogher, August 24, 1 738.) Li 1 740 he beoame a Pre- 
bendary of Deny. 

1761. WiLUAM HsvBT, D. D. preseoiod November 9. A 
Visitation Book of 1766 des cri bee him as ** not yet in- 
stituted." [Caahel Reg.] He died in February, 1768, 
and was buried at St Annes, DuUin. 

1768. HoK. JosBTB Dbasb BoDBKJt, M. A. (son of the se- 
cond Earl of Mayo, and himeelf afterwards third Earl), 
presented Angtist 8; insdtoted next day. In 1769 he 
was Rector of Kilskir, in the dioeese of Meath. In 1778 
he resigned, and beoame Dean of Droroore; and in the 
same year was raised to the bisboprio of Ferns and Leigh- 
lin, from which he was tnndated to the arehbiahopne 
of Tuam. 

1772. WiLLUM Cboil Put, M. A. (afterwards ereated Lord 
Glentworth, lineal ancestor of the Earls of Limerick), 
was Treasurer of Ardfert He was presented by patent 
dated April 4. In 1775 he obtained a prebend in the 
Church of Limerick. In 1780 he resigned this deanery, 
and was made Dean of Derry ; and in 1781 was advanced 
to the bishopric of KiUala, from whence he was trans- 
lated to Limerick. 

1780. Samubl Rastall, M.A. educated at Peter- House, 
Cambridge, was presented on February 18; instituted 
Blarch 17. In the preceding month he had been made 
PrsBcentor of Su Patrick's, Dublin. He died in the fol- 
lowing year. 

1781. Ho«. Thomas Stopfobd, M. A. (third son of James, 
first Earl of Courtown), preaented Augott 1. In 1787 



480 KILLALOE. 

he became Dean of Ferns; and in 1794 was promoted 
to the bishopric of Cork. 

1787. John Murray, M. A. of Queen's College, Cambridge, 
(grandson of John, second Marquess of Athol), was pre- 
sented on December 1. He died on June 25, 1790. 

1790. Peter Carleton, M. A. presented October 30; in- 
stituted November 6. (See, under Dublin diocese, an 
account of his beiijg wrongfully presented by the Crown 
to the Deanery of St. Patrick's, Dublin.) He resigned in 
1808, and accepted a prebend in the Church of Derry. 

1808. John Bayly, M. A. a Vicar Choral of Christ Church, 
Dublin; presented February 11; instituted April 7. In 
1828 he resigned, and was made Dean of Lismore. 

1828. Allen Morgan, M. A. presented June 25 ; instituted 
July 5. He died in 1830. 

1830. John Head, B. A. (ordained Deacon at Killaloe, 14 
December, 1806). His patent is dated October 9. He 
was instituted December 15. He is the present Dean. 



PRECENTORS. 

1281. Maurice O'Hogain, Prsecentor, was raised to the 
bishopric of Killaloe in this year. [Ware.] 

1389 or 1390. Donald O'Grady; appointed by the Crown. 
[MS. Clarend. 36.] 

1591. Laurence O'Molowna, Praecentor, is cited by the 
Royal Vbitors, for non-appearance. [MS. T. C. D. 
E. 3. 14.] 

1604 to 1622, &c. Daniel Kennedy, *■'■ a native minister 
and Canonist; installed in 1604." [Bishop Ryder, and 
Reg. Vis.] He also held the prebend of Tullagh. 



PRiECENTORS. 4«1 

163|. Jomi Akdebw, or Aitdbbws, B. A. (afterwards M. A. 

and D. D.) Treasurer; instituted March 26 [rr.], or 

June 19. [R^* Vis.] He held this dignity forty-one 

years, till his death in 1674. 
167}. Patrick Fitz Symoks, M. A. collated February 11 

[ff.] ; installed April 14. [D. &] In 1704 he was the 

Chaptez^s Prootor to the ConTocatioD. He died in 1 705. 
1705. JoHS Shvphskis BL A. TreaaoMr of Limerick, and 

Archdeacon of Ardfert ; collated July 18. [D. R.] He 

died in 1713. 
1713. Mdschamp Vmr, M. A. collated August 6; in- 

stalled next day. [D. R] He was also Rector of 

O'Gashin. In 1786 he was made Archdeaeon of 

Lei^ilin. 
1729. Samubl Molavd. B. A. appears. [V. B.] He died 

in 1735. 
1735. WiLUAM Watson, B. A. Prebendary of Tomgrany ; 

collated May 22; installed same day. [D. R] He held 

this dignity forty>three yean» and died in 1778. 
1778. Thomas Cabe, D. D. (son of Bishop Charles (3arr), 

was Chaplain to the Irish House of Commons. He was 

collated December 10. [rF.] He resigned in 1780. 
1780. Thomas Mat, B. A. was instituted July 80 [or 18, 

wt.] He resigned in 1801. 

1801. Chablbs Tucbbt. LL.D. a Vicar Choral of Lismore; 
collated March 24. He resigned in the next year. 

1802. Samuel Jocrltv Otwat, B. A. collated August 28. 
He resigned in 1825. 

1825. Gbobos Gbbsson. B. A. collated Julv 28. Ho died 

in 1827. 
1827. Thomas Falkikbb, B. A. Prsoentor of KiUenora; 

collated July 14. He died in 1832. 
1832. Johv Stitddbrt, B. A. a Scholar of T. C. D. collated 

March 3. He died in September, 1849. 
muvstbb.] 3 Q 



482 KILLALOE. 

1849. William Macklin Edwards, M. A. collated Oct. 17 ; 
installed Oct. 24. 



CHANCELLORS. 

1389. Donald O'Grady was presented by the Crown, on 
July 15, by reason of the vacancy of the see. [Rot. 
Cane] Quaere, was he Praecentor ? see p. 480. 

1615. Christopher Flanagan, '< beneficed in Cashel," 
(namely, a Vicar Choral of that cathedral.) The Royal 
Commissioners deprived him, for insufficiency. [Reg. 
Vis.] 

1618. John Blagrave; collated August 26. [ff.] "A 
minister and preacher, a man of good learning and con- 
versation." [Bishop Ryder ] He died in 163|. 

1634. John Atherton, M. A. a Prebendary of Christ 
Church, Dublin ; instituted April 24. [ff.] In 1635 
he became Chancellor of Christ Church ; and in the next 
year was raised to the bishopric of Waterford. 

163|. John Bradley, M. A. Chancellor of Christ Church, 
Dublin ; admitted March 22. [ff.] 

1667. Paul Amyrault, M. A. appears. [V. B.] He was 
likewise Provost of Tuara, and Archdeacon of Kilfenora. 

1674. Richard Wooding, M. A. admitted July 13. [ff.] 

1693. Daniel Tomlinson, M. A. appears. [Reg. Armagh.] 
[V. B.] He was educated at the University of Dublin, 
and was incorporated into that of Oxford in 1683. He 
resigned in 1699, and became a Prebendary of Kildare. 

1699. William Twigg, or Twiggk, M. A. a Prebendary of 
Limerick; collated August 1, [ff.] installed same day. 
[D. R.] In 1705 he became Archdeacon of Limerick. 
He died in the spring of 172^. 



TREASURERS. 483 

1727. Edward Pcrdok. M A. •.)1)ut4Ml May 9. [pf.] He 

died in 1736. 
1736. Joshua Dawson, MA. Prebendary of Tomgrany; 

collated July 24 ; installed tame day. [D. R.] In 1738 

he was appointed Vicar-General of the diocete. He was 

still Chancellor in 1763. 
J^777. Michael Philpott, M. A collated April 12 [D. R] 
^^Urdiedlnjndy. Af'>ao. M^t'^ i,cjtMU ^^eUr^M^Um^^ ^ 

1799. Hov. Arthur Vesrt, B. A. (son of Thomas, first 

Viscount de Veeci) ; collated January 5. [rp.] He died 

on Dec. 5, 1832. 
1833. JoHR Thomas O'Nbill, M. A. collated Febroary 22. 

He resigned in 1837, and became Dean of Kilmaoduagh. 
1837. JoHR Whitlet, D.D. collated September 18. He 

has published a work entitled "The I>in> KviTlasting." 

8vo. London^ \Si6. 



^ 



TREASURERS. 
1591(?) DoRALo Clarct. or O'Corrt? [MS. T. O. D. 

R. 3. 14.] 

1615. Nicholas Briobt (orduned Deacon and Priest in 
1600), a Vicar Choral of Limerick, appears. [Reg. Vis.] 
Bishop Ryder calls him **A minister and preacher, a 
man of good conversation." 

1629. Johr Ardrbwx, or Ardrrws, B. A. (ordained Dea- 
con and Priest on November 22, 1629) ; instituted and 
insulled November 22. [ff.] In 1632 or 1633, he 
resigned, and became Pracentor. 

1633. RoRERT Sirthorp, B. D. succeeded [Reg. Vis.] He 
was also Prebendary of Maynooth, in St. Patrick s Ca- 



484 KILLALOE. 

thedral, Dublin ; in the next year he was elevated to the 
bishopric of Kilfenora ; and in 1642 was translated to 
Limerick. 

1667. Edward Reynolds, M. A. appears. [V. B.] In 1655 
he was receiving a salary of £120 from Oliver Crora well's 
Government, as minister at Kilmallock. [Reid.] In 
1669 we find him Prebendary of Donoghmore in the 
church of Limerick ; but he continued to hold the Trea- 
surership. 

1687. John Hawkins, M. A. (of the University of Cam- 
bridge?) instituted October 7. [ff.] In 1693 he was 
appointed Vicar-General of the diocese. He died in 
1714. 

1714. John HiCKEY, M. A. appears. [V. B.] Quaere, if he 
was the Chancellor of Cashel ? 

1716. Benjamin Lloyd, M. A. Prebendary ofDysart; pre- 
sented by the Crown, June 28 [Lib. Mun.] ; instituted 
July 11. [D. R.] He afterwards became Prebendary 
of Tomgrany. He died in 1738. 

1738. Andrew Barclay, M. A. a Scholar of T. C. D. col- 
lated July 25 ; installed same day. [D. R.] 

1754. William French, M. A. collated June 7. He re- 
signed in 1760. Quaere, if he became Archdeacon of 
Kilfenora, in 1767 or 1771 ? or Dean of Ardagh in 1769 ? 

1760. Joseph Jannes, B. A. a Scholar of T. C. D. collated 
October 16; installed May 12, 1761. [D. R.] He re- 
signed in 1782. 

1782. William Macdonnell, B. A. collated August 15. 
[D. R.] He died in 1800. 

1800. Robert Weldon, B. A. collated October 18. [ff.] 
He resigned in 1802. 

1802. John Palmer, M. A. collated August 21. He re- 
signed in 1817. 

1817. Robert Gabbett, B. A. Praecentor of Kilfenora; col- 



ARCHDEACONS. 485 

lated May 23. In 1823 be was appointed Vicar-General 

of the diocese. 
1823. Thomas M'Cullocb, B. A. collated March 8. He 

died in 1843. 
1843. Thomas St. Gborob, M. A. collated March 7. He 

died in January, 1849. 
1849. Jou» Lbslst Stawkll^ B. A. collated February 7. 



ARCHDEACONS. 

1198. D [MS. T. CD. F. I. 1 8.] 

1231. DoMAT (or Daxibl) O'Ksjikkdt, Archdeacon, was in 
this year raised to the bbhopric. [Ware.] 

1280. Mattbkw was Archdeacon, and a party in the ex- 
change of the manor of Roscrea with the King, Edward 
I. [ChartSB, Privilegia, &o. p. 35.] 

1308. Matthew O'Dwt&xck (perhaps the same person) 
died. [MS. T. C. D. f. i . 1 8. and Cod. Clar. 36.] 

1308. WiLUAM DB SiHOLBTON suoceoded. [Ibid.] 

1316. Thomas O'Cormacaix was Archdeacon. In this year 
he became Bishop of Killaloe. [Ware.] 

1317. Matthbw appears. [Rot. Cane. Hib.] 
1320. D10NT8IU8, or Dbvis, appears. [Ibid.] 

1355. Thomas O'Corm again (II.) became Bishop of Kil- 
laloe in this year. [Ware.] 

1399. C0BNKLIU8 O'Dba, or ^Dab [MS. T. C. D. f. i . 1 8] ; 
in 1400 he became Bishop of Limerick. [Ware.] 

1503. Matthew, Archdeacon, was this year advanced to 
the bishopric of Kilmacduagh. [Ibid.] 

1558. JoHM Nklland, or Nbiland, appears. [MS. T.C. D.] 
Letters of Denization are granted to him, as being then 
Archdeacon, dated October 31, 1559. [Pat. Roll.] 



86 KILLALOE. 

[1579. " About this time the Bishop had two Archdeacons 
under him, viz. : Kill and Amionensis." Dr. Todd's MS. 
additions to Ware.] 

1590. Pathick Hogan, or O'Hogan. [Reg. Vis.] " A 
native minister and Canonist." [Bishop Ryder.] He 
continued to be Archdeacon in 1622. 

162|^. Thomas Lodge, B. A. of Oxford (ordained Deacon 
May 2, 1620; Priest, 6th of the same month) ; Treasurer 
of Limerick ; instituted February 28 [ff.] ; installed 
July 13. [Reg. Vis.] 

1638. Henry Jones, D. D. (son of Bishop Lewis Jones), 
Dean of Kilmore (and formerly Dean of Ardagh),and a 
Prebendary of Dromore ; instituted and installed March 
29. [ff.] In 1645 he was raised to the bishopric of 
Clogher. 

166^. Gavin Barclay, or Berkeley, M. A. presented by 
the Crown, January 29. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] He had 
been Praecentor of Cashel more than thirty years. In 
1655 he was receiving an annual salary of £120 from 
Oliver Cromwell's Government, as minister at Killaloe. 
[Reid.] 

1667. John Hall, LL. D. appears. [V. B.] He was made 
Prajcentor of Leighlin in 1668. He died in 1691, and 
was buried at Killaloe. 

1691. Joseph Amibault (or Amyrauld), M. A. (ordained 
Priest at Killaloe, on March 31, 1667); collated May 4 
[D. R.] ; installed same day. He had been a Vicar Choral 
of Lismore. In 1694 he appears as Archdeacon of Kil- 
fenora also. He died in 1714. 

1714. Walter Thomas, M. A. appears, [ff.] Quaere, if 
he became Praecentor of Cashel, in the following year? 

1714. Richard Daniel, M. A. (ordained Deacon January 
10, 1703; Priest, April 18, 1715); collated November 2. 
[ff.] Another authority states, that he was presented 



ARCHDEACONS. 487 

by the Crown (gede McaNfe), December 16 [Lib. Mun.] ; 
instituted April 20, 1715. In 1722 he became Dean of 
Armagh. He published a work entitled, ** Some select 
Psalms paraphrased in Metre," 8to, DMm and Xon- 
don^ 1722; and, a Version of the seven Penitential 
Ptelms. He resigned in 1732. 

1 732. JoHV Beavdbith, M. A. of Trinity College, Cam- 
bridge, a Prebendary of Kilkenny; collated May 14; 
insulled June 3. [D. R.] In 1731 he had been made 
Dean of Armagh; but in 1736 he reaigned both his 
deanery and archdeaconry, and became Dean of Emly, 
and Chancellor of Armagh. 

1736. Jambs SroproEO, M.A. Provost of Tuam; collated 
July 10; installed same day. In 1747 he was made Dean 
of Kilmacduagh ; and in 1753 was raised to the bishopric 
of Cloyne. 

1 753. Nicholas Hswstsoh. LL. B. presented by the Crown, 
June 23 [Lib. Mun.] ; instituted July 2 ; installed Au- 
gust 1. [D. R] In 1758 he was made Treasurer of 
Kilkenny. He died in 1761. 

1761. Edwau> Stvos, M. A. Prebendary of Lackeen; col- 
lated July 28; installed August 5. [D. R.] He re- 
signed in 1785. 

1785. Samuel Stvob, M.A. (son of his predeoeseor) ; col- 
Uted May 11. [D. R] He leeigned in 1809. He 
afterwards became Sir Samuel Synge Hutchinson, Bart. 

1809. Edward Pbicb, M. A. collated May 19. He died in 
1832. 

1832. Edmomd Heskbth Kkox, B. A. (eldest son of Dr. E. 
Knox, Bishop of Limerick); collated March 21 ; in- 
stalled August 16. [ff.] , 



488 KILLALOE. 

CANONS, 

WHOSE STALLS ARE NOT SPECIFIED. 

1282. Richard de Northampton, an Englishman, a Canon 
of Killaloe, was this year raised to the see of Ferns. He 
died in 130|. It appears that, by the King's desire, he 
was placed as a pensioner on the Abbey of St. Thomas 
in Dublin, receiving three marks of silver per annum. 
He enjoyed this pension upwards of twenty years. — 
[Prynne's Records, vol. iii. p. 1275.] 

1343. Thomas O'Hogain, a Canon, is made Bishop of Kil- 
laloe. [Ware.] 



PREBENDARIES. 

1. TOMGRANY. 

1356. Thomas le Reve was presented by the Crown, during 
the vacancy of the see, on April 14. [Rot. Pat. 29 Ed- 
ward III.] Quaere, whether it was he who was made 
Bishop of Lismore in 1358? 

1591(?). Patrick Flanagan, Prebendary, is cited by the 
Royal Visitors, for non-appearance. [MS. T.C.D. e. 3. 

I4-] 

Before 1613. Mark PAGETTis mentioned by Bishop Ryder 
in 1622, as having holden this prebend " before his 
time." [Reg. Cashel.] He was likewise a Prebendary 
of Limerick ; and afterwards became a Prebendary, and 
then Chancellor, of Cork. 

1610. Bernard Adams, Bishop of Limerick, held this pre- 



PREBENDARIES. 489 

bend in commendam [Reg. Vis. and Bishop Ryder], from 
this year till his death in 1626. 

1626. Robert Gkb, presented by the Crown on April 11, 
it being ".void by lapse or otherwise." [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 
Quaere, if this appointment was carried into effect ? In 
162§ he was made a Prebendary of Kilkenny. 

1626. RiCDABD WiLKlvs, M. A. Prebendary of Rath (or- 
dained Deacon and Priest March 4, 16^) ; collated 
March 28; installed April 8. [Reg. Vis.] 

1666. Georgb Sihclair, M. A. collated August 19. [ff.] 
In 1675 he exchanged for the prebend of Iniscathrie. 

167^. Patbick Mobtimeb, M. A. Prebendary of Iniscath- 
rie; instituted March 10. [fp.] 

168^. Nicholas Otwat was instituted and installed, Fe- 
bruary 10. [ff.] 

1692. Daniel Higgikb, M. A. appears. [D. R] He died 
in 1697 or 1698. [ff.] 

169|. JoHH Patbbboh, M. a. Prebendary of Iniscathrie, 
and likewise a Prebendary of Limerick ; collated Fe- 
bruary 18. [ff.] He died in 1719. 

1719. Gbobgb Wabbcbtoh, M. A. appears. [V. B.] In 
1722 he resigned, and became Prebendary of Lackeen. 

1722. Robbbt Cumru, M. A. collated May 29. [ff.] 

1728. Joshua Dawsov, M. A. appears. [V. B.] He re- 
signed in 1730. In 1736 he became Chancellor. 

1730. WiLUAM Watsoh, B. a. of Christ Church, Oxford, 
M. A. in 1732; collated June 22; installed June 26. 
[D. R.] He resigned in 1731. In 1735 he was made 
Praecentor. 

1731. Bbhjamih Lloto, M. A. the Treasurer, succeeded. 
[V. B.] Ho died in 1738. 

1738. Maubicb Annbslbt, B. A. Prebendary of Tullagh; 
collated August 1 ; installed same day. [D. R.] This 
collation appears to have been disputed ; and a writ of 

MUHSTEB.] 3 B 



490 KILLALOE. 

quare impedit was issued against the Bishop and the in- 
cumbent; the latter was displaced, and was immediately 
appointed curate by his successor in the prebend- 

174^. Godfrey Massy, M. A. (a brother of Hugh, first 
Lord Massy) ; instituted (on the presentation of John 
Brady, Esq.) March 20; installed same day. [D. R.] 
In 1757 he was a Vicar Choral of Limerick. 

1767. John Parker, M. A. a Vicar Choral of Limerick ; 
instituted May 22. [D. R.] In 1780 he became a 
Prebendary of Limerick. In February, 1781, he was 
appointed Vicar-General of this diocese. 

1775. Edward Whitty, M. A. instituted October 28. In 
1777 he resigned, and was made Archdeacon of Leighlin. 

1777. Arthur Huleatt, M. A. a Vicar Choral of Lime- 
rick; instituted September 24. [ff.] He died in 1798. 

1798. William Reade; collated October 29. [ff.] He 
died in 1829. 

1829. Thomas B. Brady, B. A. collated July 16. He is 
the present Prebendary. 

2. INISCATTERY, INISCAXTHRA, OR KELRUSH. 

1615. Marcus Lynch appears ; '* a Student, unfit, de- 
prived." [Reg. Vis.] 

1617. Thomas Edens (or Evans ?), " a minister and preach- 
er, sometime student in Oxford, a m^ of good life and 
conversation, installed in 1617." [Bishop Ryder.] 

1633. Richard Heton, Heaton, or Hedon; presented by 
the Crown, August 31. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] Another re- 
cord calls him Thomas Heaton. [Reg. Vis.] In 1662 
he was made Prebendary of Aghold, in the diocese of 
Leighlin. 

1668. John Bandynell is Prebendary, [ff.] 

1670. Robert Wilson; admitted and installed October 1. 



PREBENDARIES. 491 

[ff.] In the next spring he was made Chancellor of 
Limerick. 

1672. WiLLAM Bedell, M. A. (qoaoe, of Corpus Christi 
College, Cambridge ?) appears. [V. R] Collated and 
installed on September 1, 1670 (1672?) [See Mason's 
I'arocliial Survey, vol. ii. p. 479.] On the same day he 
wuB collated to the prebend of Tullagh. See below. 

1674. Tatrick Mortimsb, M. A. institotad October 20. 
[ff.] In March, 167^, he became Prebendary of Tom- 
grany. 

167^. George Sikclair, M. A. Prebendary of Tomgrany, 
exchanged with Mortimer. 

1681. Robert Walus; instituted and installed April 10. 
[ff.] In 1693 he appears as Prebendary of Tullagh. 

168^. JoBa Pattbrsom (or Patbrsoh), instituted and in- 
stalled February 25. [ff.] In 168^ ho resigned, and 
was made Prebendary of Tomgrany. 

168^. John Vanoblbdb, M. A. collated March 6 [wf,]; in- 
stollcd March 20. Under the tyranny of the Earl of 
TyrconncU, he took up arms in conjunction with his 
brother Protestants, and was severely wounded in the 
battle of Aughrim. [Mason's Parochial Survey.] [D.R.] 
lie died in 1728. 

1728. George Rochb, M. A. collated May 2 ; installed next 
day. [D. R.] In 1733 we Gnd him a Vicar Choral of 
Limerick; in 1736 a Prebendary; and in 1738 Chan- 
cellur of that cathedral. He died in 1740. 

1740. Charles Cootb, M. A. afterwards D. D. collated 
S. itcmber 11 ; installed September 17. [D. R.] In 
ITiJl, ho was Dean of Kilfenora. 

1773. William Armstrong, B. A. collated August 6. 

1777. Irwine Whitty, M. A. a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin; collated July 24. He held this preferment 



492 KILLALOE. 

during the extraordinarily long period of sixty-five years, 
and died in 1842. 

1842. Henry Whitty, M. A. collated September 10; col- 
lated again January 4, 1843. 

1844. William Young, M. A. collated October 19. He 
died in May, 1847. 

1847. Joseph Frederick Robbins, M. A. collated August 
_; (or March 4, 1848 [D.R.]) 

3. TULLAGH. 

1604. Daniel Kennedy, the Praecentor, " installed in anno 
1604." He held the prebend in 1622. [Reg. Vis. and 
Bishop Ryder.] 

162- ? Robert Bridgman. It is said that W. Hewitt suc- 
ceeded '• on the death of Robert Bridgman." [Reg. Vis.] 

1627. William Hewitt (ordained Priest April 12, 1618); 
collated July 12 [ff.] ; installed next day. He had pre- 
viously been Vicar of TuUogh. Bishop Ryder speaks 
of him as " a zealous preacher, a man of good life and 
conversation." He appears again in 163|. [Reg. Vis.] 

1670. John Worth, B. D. admitted August 6. [ff.] In 
1671 he was appointed Chancellor of St. Patrick's, Dub- 
lin; in 1672 he resigned this prebend, for one in the 
Church of Ferns. He subsequently became Dean of 
Kildare, and of St. Patrick's, Dublin. 

1672. William Bedell, M. A. Prebendary of Iniscattery ; 
instituted and installed September 1. [ff.] 

1688. John Griffith, M. A. a Vicar Choral of Cork; 
also of Christ Church, and of St. Patrick's, Dublin ; col- 
lated August 3. [ff.] 

1693, Robert Wallis, M. A. appears. [Reg. Armagh.] 
He had been Prebendary of Iniscathrie in 1681. 



PREBENDARIES. 493 

1697. Jambs Tovey, M. A. appears. [V. B.] Ho had 
been a Prebendary of Kilkenny. He died in 1 728. 

1728. Hugh Wilson, M. A. collated June 15; installed 
same day. He died in 1735. 

1735. Maubicb AjrvBSLBT, B. A. collated October 2; in- 
stalled same day. [D. R.] He resigned in 1738, and 
became Prebendary of Tomgrany. 

1738. John Stbphbhs; a Scholar of T. C. D.(?) collated 
August 2. [D. R.] He died in 1757. 

1757. OuvBR Cabtbb, B. A. a Scholar of T. C. D. collated 
September 13; installed November 5. [D. R] In 1764 
he obtained a prebend in the church of Achonry. He 
resigned in 1767 or 1768. 

1768. Robbbt Mihvitt, M. A. collated Ifaroh 11. 

1783. Aktovt Galb, M. A. collated March 4. He rengnad 
in 1790. 

1790. EowDT Falmbb, B. A. collated August 23. He re- 
signed in 1801. 

1801. JosiAB Cramptoh, B. a. collated June 18. He re- 
signed in 1803. 

1803. John Wuittt, B. A. collated August 24. He re- 
signed in 1822, and became Archdeacon of Kilfenora. 

1822. RicuABo Bbbw, B. A. collated July 2. He is the 
present Prebendary. 

4. OTSABT. 

1 . William Nbalam. He was removed in or before 

1612. [Rot. Pat 10 Jac. I.] 

1612. JEnbas Callanav, a Scholar of Trinity CuUcge, was 
presented by the Crown, on April 3 ; *' the said Callanan 
to be at liberty to reside in College while necessary, the 
cure of souls at the same time not being neglected ; but 
this presentation to be void afler he shall have finished 
his course, imless he reside on the said rectory." [Ibid.] 



494 KILLALOE. 

1615. Andrew Lysaoht (or Mac Gilliesachta). [Reg. 
Vis.] In 1620 he became Rector [not Prebendary] of 
Rath. Bishop Ryder describes him as being " a Native, 
one that was educated in the College at Dublin ; reads 
the Irish service to the people, and is of honest conver- 
sation." 

1620. John Steere (son of the Bishop of Ardfert); "in- 
stalled, studendi gratia, for three years, January 12." 
[Bishop Ryder.] 

1628. John Twenbrooke, B. A. Archdeacon of Kilfenora ; 
collated May 10; installed August 6. [Reg. Vis.] It 
is stated, that the Rebels in 1641 compelled him, with 
several other clergymen, to profess themselves Roman 
Catholics. [MS. T. C. D. f. 2. 22.] 

[1635. Jonathan Hoyle ; presented April 14. [ff.] Quaere 
this ? He was Rector of Dysart-Enos, in the diocese of 
Leighlin, in 1641, when the Rebels obliged him to fly, 
with his wife and children ; and plundered him of £700, 
and his living, worth £120 per annum. [MS. T. C. D. 
F. 2. 8.] 

1667. Robert Fish appears. [V. B.] 

1672. John Padfield, M. A. appears. [V. B.] 

16 — . Daniel Considine. He was a Vicar Choral of 
Cloyne. He died in 1692. [D. R.] 

1692. John Jones, M. A. collated May 2 ; installed same 
day. [D. R.] He died in 1711 or 1712. 

1712. Benjamin Lloyd, M. A. appears. [V. B.] In 1715 
he was made Treasurer. 

1716. John Daniel, M. A. collated October 13. [ff.] He 
still held it in 1761. 

1761. Charles Columbine, LL. D. collated February 27. 
He was at this time Vicar-General of tlie diocese. He 
died in 1781. 

1781. Maurice Studdart, B. A. (afterwards M. A. and 



PREBENDARIES. 496 

LL. D.), collated M«roh 21. [D. R] In 1798 he re- 
ngned, and aooepted the rectory of Nenagh. 
1 798. Edward Mamodi, M. A. of Balliol College, Oxford ; 
collatod March 2. [ff.] He resigned in 1800. In 
1803 he was Prebendary of Rath. 

1800. Jambs Whjiot OmiUBT, M. A. collated January 16. 
[ff.] He resigned in the following year, and became 
Prebendary of Rath. He also held a prebend in the 
Church of Limerick. 

1801. Fredxrick Blood, B.A. collated Blarch 7. 

The appointment was snspeDded by the Lord Lieu- 
tenant in Council, by an order dated June 27, 1843 ; 
and the xerenncs were tnnsfiBned to the Enriesiestifisl 
Commissionera. [Coonoil Beoka.} 

(ELECTED.) 

1843. James Martih, B. A. July 28. [D. R] 

5. BATH (or RATHor, or bathdrrb). 

1615. Bartholombw Whitb appears. [Reg- Vis.] Bishop 
Ryder calls him " a Native." 

1G21. Richard Wilkus, M. A. " a known preacher of good 
life and learning, installed January 10." [Bishop Ryder.] 
In 1G21 he was collated to the rectory of Nenagh. In 
1626 we find him Prebendary of Tomgrany. 

1G33-4. It is said to be " Upsed," in a Royal Visitation Book 
of this date. [Prcrog. Oflioe.] 

1637. Richard Hooam, M. A. " of the College of Dublin, 
a native," instituted September 15. [ff.] In 1641 the 
Rebels forced him to profess himseli' a Roman Catholic. 

[MS. T.C. D. F. 2. 22.] 

1667. Neptunb Blood, D. D. appears. [V. B.] He was 
at this time Dean of Kilfenora. 



496 KILLALOE. 

1695. Richard Goodman, M. A. appears. [V. B.] He re- 
signed in 1696 or 1697, and was made a Prebendary of 
Cork, by exchange with his successor. 

1697. Joshua Warren, M. A. a Prebendary of Cork; col- 
lated September 27. [ff.] He died in 1701. 

1701. John Jones, M. A. Prebendary of Dysart; collated 
January 7. [D. R.] (Quaere this appointment? — See 
p. 494.) 

1701. William Percivall, M.A. the son of George Perci- 
vall, Esq. a native of Ireland, was bom in 1674. He 
became a Student of Christ Church, Oxford ; proceeded 
B. A. in 169f ; M.A. 1695; B. D. and D.D. by di- 
ploma, Feb. 1714-5. [Reg. Univ. Oxon.] Collated 
December 17 [ff.] ; installed January 1. In 1703 he 
was made Archdeacon of Cashel. In 17 — he was Pro- 
locutor of the Lower House of Convocation. In 1720 he 
became a Prebendary of Christ Church, Dublin. He 
died in August, 1734; and was buried at his church, 
St. Michan's, in Dublin. 

1733. This prebend does not appear in the Archbishop's 
Provincial Visitation Book of this year ; nor in 1 735, 
nor 1738. It is barely named in those of 1742 and 1745. 

[1748. "Vacant." — "A prebend to which at present no 
tithes are found to belong." [Vis. Book.] It continued 
vacant to the year 1801. 

1801. James Wilmot Ormsbt, M. A. Prebendary of Dysart ; 
collated March 7. He was likewise a Prebendary of 
Limerick. He resigned in 1803. 

1803. Edward Mangin, M. A. formerly Prebendary of 
Dysart; collated December 1. He is the present Pre- 
bendary. 

6. clondaoad. 
1615. Thomas Prichard appears. [Reg. Vis.] In 1617 



PREBENDARIES. 497 

he was collated to the rectory of Drumclifl'e. Rifliop 

Ryder calU him " a grave minister and preacher; a man 

of good life and conversation." 
1619. Nicholas Booth; installed September 3. [itirhop 

Ryder.] He still held the prebend in 163». [Reg. Vis.] 
1667 to 1675. Fbaxcis Whitkstoxb, M. A. appears. [V.B.] 
168^. John Lawson, M. A. a native of Scotland (educated 

at Cambridge ?) ; collated March 6. [rw.] Ue died in 

1711. 
1711. Jambs Dabbivs, B. A. (ordained Priest May 27, 

1711) [V. B.]; collated June 18; installed Juno 27. 

[D. R] He n»gned in 1720. 
1720. William Haoloce, M. A. collated September 21 

[ff.]. or October 11; installed December 8. [D. R.] 

He held it forty-three yean, till his death in 1763. 
1763. Roger Hadlock, B. A. collated December 12. [rr.] 

He died in 1801. 
1801. John Llotd, B. A. collated June 14. He resigned 

in 1803. 
1803. Richard Kbnkedy, B.A. collated Jane 10. He died 

in 1833. 
1833. Charles Fitzqbrald, B. A. collated January 28. J 

7. LAcunv, or locbiv, or looekmmm. 

1591(?) Donald O'Molokt was Prebendary ; he was like- 
wise Rector of Dromclific. [MS. T. C. D.] 

1615. Georgb Amdrbws, M. A. Dean of Limerick, and 
Pnccentor of St. Patrick's, Dublin. [Reg. Vis.] He 
resigned this prebend in 1620. In 1622 he was Vicar 
of Dowry, in the diocese of KiUaloe. Bishop Ryder de- 
scribes him in that year as being " a Master of Arts of 
twenty-three years' standing, a learned and zealous 

MUS8TER.] 3 8 



498 KILLAI.OE. 

preacher of God's word, and one of singular good life 
and conversation." In 1635 he was advanced to tlie 
bishopric of Ferns and Leighlin. 

1620. Denis Garfarth, Garth, or Garthforth (ordained 
Deacon October 4, 1618, and Priest on tlie 25th of tlie 
same month ; " one of good life and conversation"), ap- 
pears in Bishop Ryder's Report of 1622. He was col- 
lated October 31, 1620; installed on Jan. 31, following. 
He was still Prebendary in 1641 ; and in that year was 
plundered by the Rebels of property to the amount of 
£604, and his living, worth £120 per annum. [MS. 
T. C. D. F. 2. 14.] In 1646 he was one of those clergy- 
men who signed the " Remonstrance" against the Parlia- 
mentary Directory. 

1667. EzECniEL Webbe, M. A. appears. [V. B.] He was 
at this time a Prebendary of Emly. In 1670 he resigned 
that prebend for a canonry of Kildare; and in 1675 be- 
came Archdeacon of Kildare. 

1693. William Nelson, orNELSONNE, M. A. (of the Uni- 
versity of Cambridge?), appears. [Reg. Armagh.] He 
was also a Prebendary of Kildare. He died in 1699. 

1699. Thomas Hemsworth, M. A. instituted August 10. 
[ff.] In 1704 he was a Proctor for the Clergy to the 
Convocation. He died in 1724. 

1724. George Warburton,M. A. Prebendary of Tomgrany; 
collated October 17. [ff.] He died in 1760. 

1760. Edward Stnge, M. A. (son of Dr. Nicholas Synge, 
Bishop of Killaloe) ; collated April 24. [ff.] In 1761 
he resigned, and became Archdeacon. 

1761. William Blachford, M. A. collated July 30; in- 
stalled August 5. [D. R.] In 1770 he was made Pre- 
bendary of Tagh-sagart, and in 1771 of Howth, both in 
the Cathedral of St. Patrick, Dublin. He died in 1773, 
and was buried at St. Werburgh's, Dublin. 



PRKBENDAHIES. 499 

1773. Georob Fowler, Pnecentor of Kilfenora; collated 

August 6. 
1775. Patrick Crawlkt, B.A. a Scholar of T.C.D. col- 

lated September 26. He reaigned in 177^. 
1778. JohhKaocliffb, B.A. collated December 21. [D.Ii.] 

He resigned in 1789. 
1789.' Cuaruss Movqam (afterwards Warburtos), M. A. 

Rector of Tullagh and Skibbereen, in the diocate of 
Ross; collated Aug. 8 [D. R.]. or Dec. 23. [ff.] In 
1790 he was appointed Dean of ArJat^h; and in 1800 
Dean of Clonmacnois, and Praccentor of St. Patrick's, 
Dublin. He reaigned this prebend in 1804. In 1806 
ho was raised to the V ' ' rick. 

1804. ChaRLBS Massy, i vcmbor 19. IIo 

died in 1817. 

1817. Sir Hbrculrs Kicuard Lanuhisiik, liart. B. A. coU 
lated July 19. In 1822 he was made a Vicar Choral of 
Lismore. He is the present Prebendary. 



500 KILFENORA. 



DIOCESE OF KILFENORA. 

The accounts of the foundation of the see of Fenabore, Kil- 
fenabhra, or Kilfenora, are very defective. It is some- 
times called, by the old Annalists, the see of Core 
Modruadh, or Corcum Ruadh (Corcomroe), from the 
barony in which it is situated. The cathedral church is 
dedicated to St. Fachnan [quaere, whether the same as the 
founder of the bishopric of Ross?], who, perhaps, was 
its first Bishop. The diocese is of very small extent, con- 
taininor only seven benefices, including the deanery. In 
a Regal Visitation Book of 1615, its value in the King's 
books is stated to be only £5 Irish. It is situated in 
the west of the county of Clare, and was within the pro- 
vince of Casliel. From the year 1606 to 1617, this see 
was holden by a Bishop of Limerick. From 1660 to 1742 
it was united to the archbishopric of Tuam; from 1742 
to 1752 it was holden by Whitcombe, Bishop of Clon- 
fert ; but from this last period it has remained annexed 
to the see of Kill aloe. 

ARMS OF THE SEE. 

An ancient seal, inscribed sigill . epale iois epi fenneb . 
(quaere John O'Hinalan, 1552?), is in the Royal Irish 
Academy ; it exhibits an ecclesiastic seated, holding a 
book ; beneath his feet is the motto " fidcl in mio" 
(faithful in the least). 



lUSllOPS. 501 

TAXATION. 

.1 . 1). 1 1>1» 1 . liy A uihonty of Papt Nicholas I V. 

Communia Ecclcsia: Fynnabo- 

rensis, ▼." vi.» riii.* Dec. x.» viii.*' 

(Then follow the names of the pa- 
rochial churches of the diocese.) 

Preter bona Episcopi qiue taxan- 

tur ad XX " xl.* 

A.D. 1G15. 

Jij a II' ' ^' 'itioii Iniok of tills Vr:ir, thr \;ilue of the 
Sec i ;» ifi^V t'ouk? i^ !?tat«Ml t.. 1m- i".'» IrMi I'urroncy. 

But no separate Taxation of the dignitits >'i Unetic<-> is 
found. 

SUCCESSION OF BlSliOPS. 

1 254. Cbiistiav, the earliest prelate of whom Ware was 
able to discover any notice, died in 1254; and was bu- 
ried in the church of the Dominicans at Limerick. 

1265. Maumcb (by some ealled UmtT), baring been 
elected by the Chapter, obtained the King's assent, and 
the restoration of his temporalities, on February 1 2 ; and 
was consecrated by his metropolitan, the Archbishop of 
Cashel. He died in 1273. 

1273. Florkkcb OTiobrvach, a Cistercian monk, Abbat 
of Kilsanne in the county of Limerick, was elected Dishop 
by the Chapter, in obedience to a conge d elire, dated 
July 14; and obtained the Royal assent on September 
18. He died in 1281. 

1281. Charlbb, Dean of Kilfenora, having been elected 
Bishop, was confirmed by the King on September 8. 

1291. G was Bishop. [Reg. Swayne, Armagh; see 

Harris's Ware, p. 70] 

l^^M). CoMGAL O'LoGHLAiM, Bishop of this s«;c, died in 1300, 



502 KILFENORA. 

*' leaving behind him a good character for honesty and 
integrity, learning and hospitality." 

1300. Simon O'Currin succeeded. He died in 1303, and 
was burled in the Dominican Convent of Limerick. 

1303. Maurice O'Brien, Dean of Kilfenora, succeeded. He 
obtained the Royal confirmation on October 8 ; he sat 
eighteen years; and, dying in 1321, was interred in the 
Dominican Convent at Limerick. Harris gives us, at 
p. 623, a copy of some barbarous Latin verses, said to 
have been formerly inscribed over the burying place of 
this and five other prelates. 

1323. Richard O'Loghlain [there is a doubt as to his name] 
was consecrated Bishop of this see, at Waterford, on Palm 
Sunday, 1323. [Ware, from Clynn's Annals.] O'Logh- 
lain died on February 13, 1359. 

1394-5. Patrick was Bishop in 1394, when he took the 
oath of fealty to King Richard IL on March 19. 

1434. Phelim O'Loughlin, '« Bishop of Kilfenabhra," died. 
[Four Masters.] 

1491. Denis O'Cahan resigned this bishopric. 

1491. Maurice O'Brien, a person of noble birth, a Canon 
of Killaloe, was appointed Bishop by the Pope, on Dec. 
31, 1491 (or August 26, 1492). He died in 1510. [Four 
Masters.] 

1523. Another prelate of his name held the see in 1523. 

1552. John O'Hinalan was Bishop on May 16, 1552. How 
long he sat is not known. The Annals of the Four 
Masters call him John Oge O'Niallan, •* a preacher of 
the word of God :" they place his death in 1569, and 
state that he was buried at Kilfenora. 

1570. John was Bishop of Kilfenora in 1570. 

1585. Daniel signs as Bishop elect, on August 17, 1585. 
The see was vacant in 1602, perhaps by the death of 
this prelate. 



BISHOPS. 503 

1G06. Bernard Adams, Bishop of Limerick, held this see 
(the entire value of which, in 1615, was £32 4*.) in 
conimetidam, by virtue of a patent dated July 10, from 
16(>G to August 18, 1617, when he resigned it. 

1617. JoHM Steerk, M. a. Archdeacon of Em ly, succeeded 
by patent dutcd August 25, and was oonsecrsted the 
next day. The King also granted him a letter, in aid 
of recovering the poesesmons unjustly witliholden from 
his see. [Rot. Pat. 15 Jac. I.] He was translated to 
Ardfert, on December 8, 1621. 

1622. William Murray, D. D. Chaplain to King James, 
succeeded. His patent bears date November 27. He 
was consecrated on Dec. 18, in St. T^ ' Dublin, by 
the Archbishop of Dublin, assutc . ^ Bishops of 

Meath and Clonferi. In June of the next year he ob- 
tained a letter of Privy Seal, empowering him to hold 
in commaidam the rectory of Lanaest, in the diocese of 
Exeter, or other preferment not exceeding £100 per 
annum. [Rot. Pat.] In Novembei 1627 Murray was 
translated to LlandafT, in Wales. 

[1628. Richard Betts. On September 19, 1628, a patent 
passed granting this see to Richard Betts, D. D. who had 
been Chaplain to King James, and was preferred to this 
dignity for his learning, religion, and sealous life. But 
when he came to Ireland and learned the poverty of the 
see, he declined the preferment, and returned without 
consecration.] [Ware, and Pat. Rolls.] 

1630. James Hbygatb, Higate, or Highgatb, M. A. a na- 
tive of Glasgow, Archdeacon of Clogher^ succeeded, by 
patent dated April 30. He was consecrated in St. Pa- 
trick's, Dublin, on May 9, 1630, by the Archbishop of 
Dublin, assisted by the Bishops of Ferns and Clonfert. 
ArchbislK>p Laud earnestly represented to the Earl of 
Straftbrd the pitiful case of this Bishop, the whole income 



504 KILFENORA. 

of whose see did not exceed fourscore pounds. [Straf- 
ford's Letters, vol. ii. p. 172.] In consequence of that 
report he received license to hold other preferments, to 
the annual value of £100 in the King's books, in com- 
mendam, upon condition of residing on his bishopric. 
[Todd's Ware.] He died on April 30, 1638, land was 
buried at Clounish, in the County of Monaghan. See 
some particulars related of him, in the Life of Bishop 
Spottiswoode, p. 144, &c. 

1638. Robert Sibthorp, B. D. an Englishman, Treasurer 
of Killaloe, and Prebendary of Maynooth, in St. Patrick's 
Cathedral, Dublin, succeeded by King's Letter dated 
June 19, with permission to hold his Treasurership in 
commendam; and was consecrated in St. Patrick's, Dub- 
lin, on November 14. Lord Strafford speaks of him as 
an honest and able man. In 1642 he was translated to 
Limerick. 

166^. Samuel Pdllein, or Pullen, D. D. an Englishman, 
Chancellor of Cashel and Dean of Clonfert, was advanced 
to the arclibishopric of Tuam, at the Restoration of King 
Charles II. and held this see in commendam. His patent 
is dated January 19, 166^; he was consecrated in St. 
Patrick's, Dublin, in company with the other eleven 
prelates, on the 27th of the same month. 

From this time till the year 1742, the Bishops of 
Kilfenora will be found in the series of Archbishops of 
Txuim. 

From 1742 to 1752, John Whitcombe, Bishop of 
Clonfert, held this see in commendam. Finally, in 1 752, it 
was annexed to that of Killaloe; and its prelates will be 
found among those of that see, down to the present time. 



DEANS. 505 

DEAN AND CHAPTER. 

Little is now known respecting the foundation of the Chap- 
ter of Kilfcnora, or the number of its original members. 
It is probable that this Cathedral, like otlicrs, received 
its COTistitution of a Dean and Canons about the end of 
the twelfth, or beginning of the thirteenth century. A 
Dean and Archdeacon arc mentioned at the year 1245, 
and the Dean and Chapter in 1273. [Prynnc's Records, 
vol. ii. p. 857; and vol. iii. p. 129] In 1265 wo find 
the •• Canons" obtaining the King's leave to elect their 
Bishop. 

Bishop Adams, in i»>i.j, r- ; ' the Rogul Visitors, that 

the Chapter consisted < : . i > n, Chuntor, Chancellor, 
Treasurer, Archdeacon, and six Prebendaries ; all of 
whom received •• Canons* Portions*" out of the G'^conomy 
Fund. He names two prebend.*, Killarly and Discrt 
Breachan. [Dr. Todd's MS. Ware.] 

SEAL. 

A seal of the Dean and Chapter is engraved in Harris' Ware 
(at the diocese of Tuam), p. 601 ; it is without date: it 
represents our Saviour bound to a pillar and scourged ; 
and bears the motto uvonx kjitb; and the inscription, 

8IQ. CAPIT. BCCL. CATH. STL FBCXHAHI FBHKDORBN. This 

seal, which had long been in private hands, was pur- 
chased a few years ago by Bishop Mant, while holding 
the sees of Killaloe and Kilfenora. 

DEANS. 

1281. Charlks, Dean of Kilfenora, is elected Bishop. 

[Ware.] 
1303. Maurjck O'Bbikn, Dcau, is elected Bishop. [Ibid.] 
1585. Daniel Suennagh appears. [O'Flaherty's West 

Connaught, p. 358] 

MUNSTBR.] 3 T 



506 KILFENORA. 

1591? Donald O'Heanon (O'Henky? or Shennagh ?) ap- 
pears. [MS. T. C .D. E. 3. 14.] 

1615. DoNAT O'Shanny (probably the same person), " a 
weak old man, lately relapsed into Popery." [Reg. Vis.] 

1617. Hygatus Love (ordained Deacon Dec. 5, 1615; 
Priest Feb. 3, following) ; patent June 2 ; installed Nov. 
11. He held the dignity in 1634. [Ibid.] 

162^. John Yorke, M. A. is Dean ; some other preferment 
is granted to him, by patent dated January 17. [Rolls 
Office.] He held the vicarage of Killenesoolagh in the 
diocese of Killaloe. 

1639. Philip Flower. Patent dated Sept. 16. [Lib. Mun. 
Hib.] In the Rebellion of 1641, he lost £40, and his 
living, worth £120 a year. [MS. T. C. D. f. 2. 22 ] 

1663. Neptune Blood, D. D. patent dated June 27. He 
was at the same time Prebendary of Rathderb, or Rath, 
in the diocese of Killaloe. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] On April 
27, 1676, he was appointed Vicar-General of the diocese 
of Kilfenora. 

1692. Neptune Blood, Jun. Clerk, the Treasurer. Patent 
dated Dec. 8. [Lib. Mun. Hib.](a) He died in 1716. 

1716. William White, M. A. Patent dated June 28. On 
July 2 he was collated to " a portion of the Vicar-cho- 
ralships." [ff.] He resigned his deanery on August 
2, 1724. 

1724 (to 1757 or later). Jonathan Bruce, M. A. a Scholar 
of Trinity College, Dublin. Patent dated October 15. 
[Ibid.] I think he was a Prebendary of Cloyne. 

1761. Charles Coote, M. A. (son of Dr. Chidley Coote, 
Prebendary of Cork, and brother of the distinguished 

(a) The YiaiuUon Book of 1694 states of him, '■ possidet octo CanonicM 
portioDes ad Chorum dictie Eccleaiie spectantes." And that of 1715, "He holds 
the eight Canonical Portions, by letters patent of the Crown, uAiting them to the 
DeancTA'." 



PRuECENTORS. 507 

soldier Major-General Sir Eyre Coote), appears. He 
was also a Prebendary of Killaloe.and in 1777 be* 
Vicar Choral of Tuam. See a notice of him in Mati:.-c 
work, entitled, '* The Pursuits of Literature.** He died 
in September, 1780, and was buried in St. Werburgh's, 
Dublin. 

1781. CuAHLBS CooTB, JuD. D. D. (nephcw of his prede- 
cessor), PrKcentor of Christ Church, Dublin, succeeded. 
[V. H.] Ho died in February 1796; and was buried 
at St. Peter's, Dublin. 

1796. Latham CoDoiHGTOif, B. A. Patent May 16; insti- 
tuted June 20. He resigned in 1802. In 1809 he be- 
came a Prebendary of St. Patrick's, Dublili. 

1802. Gkobgb Stbpbbvsoh, LL. D. Patent June 14; in- 
stituted August 25. He died in 1825 

1825. WiLLiA-M Hknbt Stacpoolb, M. a. inbUiut< 1 .M.iv 
24. He (lie«l in January, 1847. 

1847. JoHH Armstbomo, M.A. Patent March 26 ; insti- 
tuted and installed April 8. 



PRiECENTORS. 

1302. David is Praecentor. [Prynne's Rec. vol. iii. p. 1016.J 
1632. Neptunb Blood (ordained Priest March 18, 1622); 
collated Nov. 4 ; installed next day. [Reg. Vis.] liishop 
Ryder, in 1G22, mentions as one of his clergy, ** Neptune 
Blood, Student in the College of Dublin, a good scholar, 
and reads the Irish tongue." He was presented to the 
rectory of Youghal-Arra in that year ; but was dispensed 
with, pro ([uinquennio, that he might prosecute his aca> 
deraical studies. On March 24, 1G42-3, he appears to 
have been presented by the Crown to some dignity or 



508 KILFENORA. 

office in the Cathedral Church of Cork. [Vide Lib. Mun. 
Hib. which omits to name the dignity,] 

1643? Robert Borthe, or Barthe, appears to have suc- 
ceeded Blood. The dignity was vacant, by his death, in 
1669. [Reg. Tuam.] 

16f g. Robert Inge, M. A. a Prebendary of Tuam, was 
collated (by the Archbishop of Tuam) on March 21 ; 
and was installed on June 16. He died in 1676. [Reg. 
Tuam.] 

1676. Thomas Radcliffe, M. A. was collated on Oct. 17, 
and installed on January 27 following. He resigned the 
prajcentorship on May 11, 1688 ; but was presented 
again on the 8th of the following June. [Reg. Tuam.] 
He was also a Prebendary of Tuam. He died in 1712. 

1712. Henry Hart, M. A. collated October 18. On the 
same day he was collated to the prebend in the church 
of Tuam, vacated by his predecessor [ff.] ; and likewise 
was appointed Vicar-General of the diocese of Tuam. 
He resigned in March 1719. 

1719. Robert Couperthwait, an Englishman (ordained 
Deacon and Priest by the Bishop of Chester, at Kendal, 
in 1674 and 1677) succeeded; collated June 10 [ff.] 
He held a benefice in this diocese in the year 1694. He 
died in 1724. 

1735. Lewis Mansergh, M. A. appears. [D. R.] 

1761. Sumner WiLKiNS, B. A. appears. [V. B.] He died 
in 1772. 

1772. George Fowler; collated May 29. In 1773 he was 
made a Prebendary of Killaloe. 

1776. James Martin, M. A. collated January 6. He re- 
sii;ncd in 1790. 

1790. Michael Davoren, M. A. a Scholar of Trin. Coll. 
Dublin ; collated Sept. 3. He died in 1810. 

1810. Robert Gabbett, B. A. collated May 9. In 1817 
he resigned, and became Treasurer of Killaloe. 



CHANCELLORS. 500 

1817. Simon Holland, B. A. collated September 1. He 

died in 1823. 
1823. Thomas Falkiner, B. A. collated January 1. In 

1827 he resigned, and became Pnecentor of Killaloe. 
1827. Hknby Allen, B. A. collated July 25. 
1835. Jackson Wray, B. A. collated March 11. 



CHANCELLORS. 

1302. Isaac is Chancellor. [I'rynne's Rec. iii.p. 1016.] 
1591. CosNEUs O'Davobw. [MS. T. C. D. b. 3. 14.] 
1615. Richard Walker appears. [Reg. Vis.] 
1623. Patrick Ltsagut, B. A. (ordained Deacon April 23, 
1623 ; Priest November 26, 1624) ; presented by the 
Crown, by lapse. May 3 [Lib. Man. Hib.] ; installed 
June 26. [Reg. Vis.] In 1669 we find him Vicar-Gc- 
neral of Tuara. He held the dignity in 1641, at which 
time the Popish tuImIs compelled him to profess himself 
a Roman Catholic [.MS. T. C. D. F. 2. 22.] ; and even in 
1670, when he installed R. Ince the Praecentor ; and died 
in 1G76. [Reg. Tuam.] 
1676. James Milnes, M. A. succeeded, by the death of Ly- 
saght. He was collated on April 27. He resigned in 
October of the same year. [Reg. Tuam.] 
1676. Edward Price, M. A. a Prebendary of Tuam, was 
collated on October 17. On May 11, 1688, he resigned, 
but was presented again on the 27th of the following 
month. He resigned finally on May 23, 1701. [Reg. 
Tuam.] 
1701. John Price, M.A. collated May 24. In 1704 ho 
was the Chapter's Proctor in Convocation. He resigned 
in 1719. 



510 KILFENORA. 

1719. James TaousDKLL, B. A. collated June 11. [ffJ He 
was still Chancellor in 1757. 

1764. Robert Peacock, B. A. appears. [V. B.] He held 
the dignity forty-five years, till his death in 1809. 

1809. Henry Boyde, M. A. collated March 18. He re- 
signed in 1817. 

1817. Mark Cassidy, B. A. collated November 27. 



In the year 1840, the appointment was suspended by 
the Privy Council, by an order dated Feb. 18. [Council 
Book.] No substitute has been elected by the Dean and 
Chapter. 



TREASURERS. 

1302. John is Treasurer. [Prynne's Records, iii. p. 1016.] 

1615. Evan Jones appears. [Reg. Vis.] 

1625. Nehemiah O'Davoran (or O'Donovan ?) was pre- 
sented by the Crown, on Sept. 7. [Lib. Mun. Hib.] 

1641. John Lowe was Treasurer in this year; when the 
rebels forced him to profess himself a Romanist. [MS. 
T. C. D. F. 2. 22.] Quaere, a Prebendary of Lismore? 

1688. Neptune Blood, Jun. ; collated May 12. He had 
been Rector of Killeilagh in 1680; and in 1682 styled 
himself " Curate of the whole diocese of Kilfenora." 
[Reg. Tuara.] In 1692 he was made Dean. He died 
in 1716. 

1716. George Hart, M. A. collated Nov. 7 ; installed same 
day. [Reg. Tuam.] He resigned in 1718, and accepted 
a prebend in the Church of Tuam. 

1718. Edward Luke Y, or Lowcay, B.A. a ScholarofT.C.D. 
was collated June 17. [ff.] 



ARCHDEACONS. 511 

1741. Ambrose Upton, M. A. presented by the Crown on 
November 4. [Lib. Mun.] He died in 1752. 

1752. Edward Shadwkll, B- A. a Prebendary of Clonfert; 
collatcdOct. 4; installed Oct. 7. [D.R.] Hediedinl771. 

177^. Thomas Robinson, B.A, appointed by the Crown, 
sede vacaute; patent dated Dec. 31 [Lib. Mun.]; insti- 
tuted Aug. 5. Quaere, if he was Chancellor of Kildare ? 
He resigned in 1809. 

1809. John Westropp, B. A. collated May 29. He is the 
present Treasurer. 



ARCHDEACONS. 

1302. Chaslbs b Archdeacon. [Prynne^ voL ill. p. 1016.J 

1585. Dehis was Archdeacon. [O'Flaherty's West Con- 
naught, p. 358.] 

1G85. HuGu PowsLL appears. [Reg. Vis.] But he is said, 
in the Uuyal Vi&itation Book of 103|, to have been col- 
lated on Jan. 17, 162§, and installed on the following 
day. [Prerog. Office.] 

1625. John Twenbrookr, B. A. (ordained Deacon July 
19, 1615; Priest April 2, 1616); presented by the Crown, 
by lapse; patent May 18; instituted Biay 21; installed 
June 2. In 1628 he was made Prebendary of Dysart, 
in the Church of Kiilaloe. [Rog. Vis.] He resigned 
this archdeaconry in 1632. 

1632. Andrew Lysaght (or Mc Gillibsachta), of T.C.D. 
(ordained Deacon Aug. 23, 1618; Priest Sept. 14, 1623), 
presented Oct. 3; installed Nov. 6. [Reg. Vis.] 

1641. Neptune Blood appears to be Archdeacon. He lost 
in the Rebellion property to the amount of £180, and 



512 KILFENORA. 

his Church living, worth £140 a year. [See Depositions 
in MS. T. C. D. F. 2. 22.] He afterwards became Dean. 

1665. Paul Amyrault was Archdeacon. He resigned on 
Jan. 18 ; but was collated again next day. [Reg. Tuam.] 
In 1666-7 he became Provost of Tuam; and in 1667 ap- 
pears as Chancellor of Killaloe. 

1690. Joseph Amyeault, M. A. Archdeacon of Killaloe, 
appears. [Reg. Tuam.] He died in 1714. 

1714. John Vesey, M. A. (son of the Archbishop of Tuam), 
a Prebendary of Tuam, was collated on Sept. 10; and 
installed Sept. 18. In 1715 he was Rector of Ballinrobe. 

1743. William Lewis, M. A. a Prebendary of Clonfert; 
collated in June. He was also Chancellor of Cloyne. 
He died at a great age in 1767. 

1771. William French, M. A. appears. [V. B.] Perhaps 
he was the Treasurer of Killaloe. He died in 1 790. 

1790 James Kenny, B. A. collated August 26. He com- 
piled the Statistical Account of the Union of Kilmana- 
heen, printed in Mason's Parochial Survey, vol. i. He 
died in 1822. 

1 822. John Whitty, B. A. (formerly a Scholar of T. C. D.) ; 
a Prebendary of Killaloe ; collated July 2. [ff] In 
1824 he was appointed Vicar-General of the diocese. 
He is the present Archdeacon. 



CANONS, OR PREBENDARIES. 



1302-3. Gilbert de Cloghan, 
Matthew, 
Benedict, 



appear as Canons. 



Thomas, [Prynne, iii. p. 1016.] 

Maurice, J 



i 



VICARS CHORAL. 513 

1591 ? Maurice O'Brien, a layman, appears as Canon of 

Kilfenora, and Rector of ? about this year. [MS. 

T.C.D. K.3.14.] 

Bishop Adams returned to the King's Visitors in 1615, that 
'* There are ten Canonical portions (or Prebendarial), 
belonging to the Church of Kilfenora; of which each of 
the'dignitaries has one in right of his dignity: the rest 
are holden by other incumbents." [Reg. Vis. 1615, in 
Prerog. Office.] He also reported tliat there were two 
Prebends belonging to the Chiu^h [(Economy?] namely 
Discrt-Breachan, and Killarly. The Visitation Book 
of 1771 states that " Eight Canons* portions arc charged 
to the Dean, which he does not enjoy." 



VICARS CHORAL. 

1716. William White, M.A. was presented to a canonical 
portion of Vicars Choral, vacant by the death of Nep- 
tune Blood, on July 2. He was Dean at the time. See 
above, p. 506. [Reg. Tuam.] 



MONSTER.] 3 u 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS 

OCCURBDfG DURING THE PRINTING OF THIS VOLUME. 



l^AGE 44, last line but two, for rectory of Kilfithmone and 
of Teinplemore, ready vicarages of Kilfithmone, Barnanely, Tem- 
plemore, Killoskehan, Templeree, and Killcnoge, or Clonmor& 

P. .56, 1. 21, yor great grandson, rtad, son of Sir Richard Cox, 
and grandson, &c. 

P. 59, 1. 23, William Hamilton ; add^ a grandson of Arch- 
bishop Malcolm Hamilton. He was buried at St. Patrick*s Sock, 
Cashel, near the grave of the Archbishop's wife. 

P. 60, 1. 11, John Seymour; add^ father of Sir Michael Sey- 
mour, Bart. 

P. GO, 1. 28, Thomas HewetM>n; addy In 1776 be became % 
Prebendary of Cloyne. 

P. 63, 1. 1, Ulysses Burgh ; add, of Dromkeen, in the county 
of Limerick, lineal ancestor of the present Lord Downea. 

P. 64, 1. 7, W. E. Agar; add^ younger brother of Archbishop 
Agar. 

P. 66, 1. 17, Morgan Hickey; addy a Scholar of Trinity Col- 
lie, Dublin. 

P. 69, 1- 1, George Forster; add, brother of Sir Thomas 
Forster, of Tullaghan, Bart. 

P. 97, 1. 10, Richard Burgh, Jun.; add, son of the Rev. 
Ulysses Burgh. 

P. 97, last line; add, lie resigned on Dec. 13th, 1850; and 
was succeeded by the Rev. Michael Lloyd Apjohn. 

P. 100, to the list of Dr. Hales' publications add, " Obser- 
vations upon an Essay (by Dr. Gabriel Stokes) on the Nature 
and Import of Subscription to the Thirty-nine Articles in Ire- 
land." 8vo. Dnhliny 1800. 



516 ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 

P. 103, 1. 1, J. MoUes; add. He was buried at Hospital, in 
the county of Limerick: his will is in the Registry of Cashel. 

P. 131, 1. 18, after 1704, add^ and accepted a chaplaincy of 
Christ Church. 

P. 142, 1. 15, T. S. Townsend; add. The Queen's letter for 
his promotion is dated August 21, but his Letters Patent were 
never issued ; for in October of this year he was raised to the 
Bishopric of Meath. 

1850. Edward Newenham Hoare, M. A., Dean of 

Achonry, succeeded. His patent bears date . He 

was instituted on Dec. 13th, and installed on Dec. 14th. 

P. 150, 1. 11, Ezechiel Hopkins; add, lineal ancestor of Sir 
Francis Hopkins, of Athboy, Bart. 

P. 161, line 10, add, and Archbishop Ussher supposes him 
to be that Malchus, who was Bishop of Waterford in 1 094, and 
vacated that see about A. D. 1 134. He is described by St Ber- 
nard, in his Life of Malachi, as " Senior Lesmorensis, senex plenus 
dierum et virtutum, et sapientia Dei erat in illo." [Useerii Syl- 
loge Epist. Vet. Hib. p. 144.] 

P. 166, note (b), dele the words "not printed;" and in the 
next line dele " and prebends." 

P. 167, 1. 18, ajler April 30, add. But he had been nominated 
to this preferment two years earlier, viz., in 1619, at the time 
when Michael Boyle was appointed Bishop of Waterford. [Earl 
of Cork's Diary, MS.] 

P. 173, L 1, ajier Ossory, add, and formerly Rector of Timoge, 
in the diocese of Leighlin. 

P. 173, 1. 17, add, Hon. Henry Montague Browne, M. A. (son 
of the second Baron Kilmaine), Vicar of MuUingar, in the diocese 
of Meath,' succeeded Dr. Townsend ; but he has not yet (Decem- 
ber 20th) received Institution. 

P. 1 76, 1. 25, R. Coman ; adrf, Quaere, was he Dean of 
Cashel ? 

P. 198, 1. 24, Arthur Grueber; addj a Scholar of Trinity 
Collie, Dublin. 

P. 21 1, 1. 3, Thomas Tuckey, add, B. A. a Scholar of Trinity 
College, Dublin. 



\ 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 517 

P. 221, 1. 21, after 1520, read but died in or before August 
of that year. The vacancy had not yet been filled up in April, 
1522. 

P. 222, L 3, for Lismorc, read Limerick. 

P. 222, L 5, after sees, add, and in 1539 Lord Leonard Gray, 
the Lord Deputy, deposed Tirry, and substituted a Grey Friar 
in bis place. [State Papers, lU. p. 123.] 

P. 225, 1. 2, after commendam, add, on October 4, 1619. he 
had the misfortune to break bi« leg; from which accident it ia 
likely that he never fully recorered. 

P. 234, L 26, for Chaplain, read first Chaplain and Private 
Secretary. 

P. 274, 1. 23, J. Wrighf : "'J'l a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin. 

P. 282, 1. 13, U. Smyth; add, % Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin. 

P. 282, 1. 23, N. Scholefield; add, a Scholar of Trinity Col- 
\t!g^ Dublin. 

P. 283, 1. 5, R. Davenport; add, % Scholar of Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin. 

P. 284, 1. 26, F. Tisdall; add, a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin. 

P. 301, 1. 9, add, A Tract on the Roman Catholic Contro- 
yersy, entitled, " A Letter to Sir John James, Bart.," was re- 
cently published, from some MS. popers of the Bishop, which 
passed into the hands of the Rev. Hugh Jamea Rose, of Cambridge. 
8vo. London, 1850. 

P. 311, last line but one, add, (father of the first Baronet, 
Sir John Uort). 

P. 312, 1. 12, J. Goldsmith; add, a Scholar of Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin. 

P. 313, 1. 1 1, add. In October, 1850, he resigned, and became 
Dean of Achonry. 

1850. James Howie, M. A. a Prebendary of St. Pa- 
trick's, Dublin ; presented November — . 

p. 319, 1. 30, J. Jephson; add, son of William Jephson, Dean 
of Lismore. 



518 ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 

P. 328, 1. 12, N. France; add, a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin. 

P. 333, L 3, E. Wade; add, a Vicar Choral of Li8more(?) 

P. 335, 1. 5, R. Jessop; add, a Vicar Choral of Li8more(?) 

P. 338, 1. 24, R. Sesse; add, in 1714 he became Dean. 

P. 339, 1. 10, F. Atterbury; add, grandson of the well-known 
Dr. Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester. 

P. 346, 1. 1, S. Rickard; add, a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin. 

P. 353, 1. 24, Thomas O'Herlihy; add, was elected or ap- 
pointed by the Pope, on June 17t 1561 ; and in May 25, 1562, 
he repaired to Trent, in order to assist at the CounciL [Le 
Plat] 

P. 356, 1. 5, Val. French; add, a Scholar of Trinity College, 
Dublin. 

P. 377, 1. 10, Brictius, an Ostman? add, About this period, 
one Bricius, or Brice, of the noble family of Douglas in Scotland, 
was Dean of the cathedral of Moray in that country, and in 1203 
became its Bishop. [Keith's Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops.] 

P. 392, 1. 27, Bishop Higgin's patent is dated June 12. 

P. 395, L 3, ajler Limerick, add. He was sent into Ireland, as 
a commissioner, by King Henry VIIL [State Papers, ii. p. 192.] 



INDEX. 



N. B — Tht Namet of Bitkopt are primttd m SmaU C^pilai*. 



Abbadie (James), 47B. 
Abbott (Charles), 422. 
Act of Parliament uniting Emlj 

and Cashcl, 7B. 
AoAiB (Archibald), 198. 
Adams (Bernard), 988. 48B. MS. 
Adams (Samuel), 98. 
AoAii (Charles). 22, 902. 
Agar (Chnrles). 109, lOa 

(Ilenrv). 324. 9», 990. 

(John Ellis). 108. 

(Welbore Ellis), 47, 64. 

Ayhadoe diocese, 452. 

AiOAN, 432. 

AlLBB (St.), 83. 

Alcock (Alexander), 148, 171, 175, 

185, 209. 210. 

(John), 147, 209. 

(Louis). 204. 

Alden (John), 183. 245. 409. 
Aldwell (Basil). 67. 

(John), 67. 

Aldworth (John). 383. 
Alexander (Nathanael). 473. 
Alford (Samuel;. 325. 
Allen (George), 415. 

(Henry), 509. 

Alley (Richard), 323. 



Altod (Jamea). 44a 

Amyrault (JoMph), 907. 480. 512. 

(Paul), 489. 512. 

AadWMm (Hngfa), 423. 

(P«ri«), 904. 

Andrew, mn Ardkkaeob, 188. 

: (Antony). 427. 

(John), 481. 489. 

Airpuwi (0«orf»), 98S, 497- 
AbdmMj (Maarioe). 480, 498. 

(WUliam). 51. 68. 

Antooioa, • Dwui, 94. 
Applxbt (Roger), 190. 
Abbothkot (Alexander), 919,454. 

474. 
Arehdall (Himry), 909. 
MrekJeac0m'$ Jnrisdietion, 90, 52. 

Seal, 182. 

VUiUtion, 55. 

Arebdaneon (John), 42. 

(Nicholas), 49. 

(Richard), 49. 

Archer (Darid), 82, 83, 105. 

(Richard), 425. 427. 

(Roger), 411. 

(WUliam), 422. 

Ardmore (diocese of), 158. 212. 
Armitstead (John). 333, 345. 
Armstrong (Alfred T.), 112. 



520 INDEX. 



J 



Armstrong (Antony), 60. 

(George), 358. 

(John), 60, 507. 

(William), 47, 491. 

Arthur (Thomas), 381. 
Arthur (David), 395. 

(Geoffry), 403. 

(Richard), 411, 427. 

(Theodore), 3G1. 

Ashe (St. George), 297. 
Ashe (John), 149, 189. 

(Richard), 257. 

(William), 422, 430. 

Atherton (John), 127, 482. 
Atkin (John Thomas), 274, 283. 

(Walter), 317, 338. 

Atkinson (Thomas), 76, 111. 
Atterbury (Francis), 314, 326, 339. 
Auchmuty (James), 94. 
Averie (Nicholas), 401, 450. 
AvERiLL (John), 94. 389, 397. 
Averill (John), 205. 

AUGUSTIN, 116. 

Austin (Benjamin), 401. 

(Robert), 248, 254, 262, 

271, 317, 326, 335, 342. 
Aylward, or Ailward (C), 109. 
(John), 53, 343, 417. 

B. 

Baden (Giles), 325, 442. 
Bagge, or Baggs (Michael), 198. 

(Henry), 74, 210, 333. 

Baghe, or Baughe (Thomas), 178. 
Bagnell (William H.). 76,97. 
Bagwell (Richard). 42. 
Baillie, or Bailj (Robert), 55, 112, 

280. 
Bainbrigge (Edward), 68, 174, 198. 
(Richard), 41, 46. 



Bakeb (George), 129. 
Baker (George), 74, 150, 191. 

(George G.), 75, 112. 

Baldwin (Richard), 272, 282. 
Balltconingham (John de), 219. 
Balscote (John), 165, n. 
Bandynell (John), 490. 
Bankes, or Banks (Thomas), 257. 
Banner (Benjamin U), 42, 100. 
Barbon (Hugh), 180, 194. 
Barclay, or Berkeley (Andrew), 

484. 

(David), 429. 

(Gavin), 40, 486. 

(Henry), 417, 42a 

(John), 428, 429. 

(William), 40. 

Barham (Thomas), 193,320. 
Barkley (John), 428. 
Barnard (Thomas), 390, 472. 
Barnard, see also Bernard. 

(Francis), 204. 208. 

(William). 410. 

Baron, or Fitzgerald (Roland), 

10. 
Babr, or Finbarr (St), 213, 215. 
Babrt (Gerald), 219, 238. 
Barry, (David), 251. 

(Carlton), 283. 

(John), 39, 276, 316, 337. 

(Nicholas), 251. 

(Richard), 34, 287. 314. 

(Thomas). 273, 283. 

Bartholomew, an Archdeacon, 151. 
Barton (James), 74, 1 1 1 . 
(Thomas), 263. 



Baxter (.MarUn), 196. 

(Wheeler), 209. 

Bayly (Edward), 211,443. 
(Henry), 99. 



INDEX. 



521 



Bayly (John), 171, 273, 281, 480. 

(Robert). 280. 

Beakan (Robert), 364. 
Beamish (John), 371. 
Beare (Richard), 272, 274. 
Beanfort (William L.), 260. 
B«eher, or Beechcr (Edward), 271* 
Bechor ( Francis), 200, 204. 206, 335. 

(Michael H.). 341. 

Beckham (John). 417. 
Bedell (William), 491, 499. 
Bedford (Robert of), 183. 
Bell (Robert), 97, 153. 
Bellian, or Bylyan (T.), fiS. 
Bellofago (R. de), 42. 
Bellot (Raleigh). 174. 332. 
BSNKOICT. 350. 
Benedict, a Canon, 512. 
Bbmvbtt (John). 221, 293. 

(William). 334. 304. 

Bennett (John), 323. 

(OMTg* W.), SS3. 

(John W.). 276. 316. 817. 

(Richard). 380. 

(Thomas). 280. 

Benaon (William). 97, 90. 
BsKKsroRD (George), 144, 303, 

(Lord John George), 

235. 
Beresford (George de la P),285, 335. 

(John Horsley) 199. 

(William), 187. 

(William do la P.). 325. 

Bbb&klbt (George), 299. 
Berkeley, or Barclay (G.), 40, 3M. 

(Joshua), 285. 

(Robert), 317. 

(William), 40, 323. 

Bermingham (Richard), 190, 211. 
(Maurice de), 327. 



Bernard (Charles B.). 257- 
Bettes worth (Peter). 33a 
BeiU (Riefaard), 502. 
Bindoo (Thomas), 397. 
Binns (John). 280. 316, 338. 
Birch (Richard). 447. 449. 
Biase (Philip). 319. 
BiMBT (WilliM). 808. 
Bishop (SaBod), SSOl 
Bisahopp (George W.), 171, 454. 
Blaehford (WUliam). 496. 
BbekweU (Tbomas), 339. 
BUdm (Thomas), 443. 
BbgraTO (John), 404. 483. 
Bland (FrandsX 881. 

(James), 407. 448. 440. 4581 

Blayaey (Charlas Lord), 479L 
Bligb (Eobm). 864. ' 
Bu>NDB (John le). 918. 987. 800. 
BloiMk, Blood*, or BUmat (John). 

387,800. 
Blood (Frederie). 405. 
(Neptune). 405, 506, 507. 

510,511. 
Blower (WilliamX 146. 186. 
Blnodell (John), 105. 
Bloat (John). 316. 
BoixoHP (John), 131. 
BoUter (John A.), 256. 
BoLTOM (Theophilos), 1& 
Bolton (Henry), 155. 

(Hugh), 141. 

(Nicholas). 356. 

(Thomas), 202. 

(William), 275, 355. 350, 

370. 

BOHAVSMTUKB, 353. 

Bond (James P.), 356. 

(Wensley). 356. 

Bonner (Samuel), 273. 280. 



522 



INDEX. 



Bonsfield (Benjamin), 368. 
Booth (Nicholas), 497. 

(William), 322. 

Bordes (James), 41, 60, 73. 
Borthe, or Barthe (R), 508. 
Bortley (William), 331. 
Bosworth (John de), 417. 
Bothe (Thadie), 423. 
Bourchier (James H.), 415, 422. 
BoDBKE (Joseph D.), 479. 

(Richard), 135. 

Bourke, or Burke (David), 346. 

(Edmund), 59. 

(George T.), 176. 196,203, 

205. 

(Joseph), 144, 148. 

William), 39. 

Bowden (John), 178, 204. 
Boyee (Nathanael), 342. 
Boyd (Thomas), 43. 
Boyde (Henry), 510. 
Boyle (John), 224, 293, 336. 
(Michael), 126, 149, 167, 

177, '228, 252, 275, 280, 295, 310, 

318, 332. 
(Richard), 139, 179, 225, 



278, 293, 396. 
(Roger), 240, 261, 316, 357. 



Boyle family, preferment*, 126. 
Boyle (Michael), 275. 

(Roger), 188, 327, 329. 

Bradford (George), 341. 
Bradish (John), 199, 271. 
Bradley (John), 482. 
Brady (Nicholas), 269. 

(Thomas B.), 490. 

Branagh (Edmund), 26a 
Brandreth (John), 94, 487. 
Braybrook (Roger), 818, 844. 
Brayley (Zachary), 36a 



Bredin (Robert), 177, 204. 
Bbendan, 437, 441. 
Brerely (William), 446. 
Brereton (William), 419, 429. 
Bretteuill (Nicholas de), 101. 
Breviter (Thomas), 284, 367- 
Brew (Richard), 493. 
Brice, or Brien ? (Richard), 403. 
Brictics, 377. 
Brid(Biiu>?) (John), 292. 
Bridgman (Robert), 492. 
Bright (Nicholas), 427, 483. 
Brinklet (John), 307. 
Brinkley (John), 333. 

(Matthew), 347. 

Bristow (Peter), 283. 

Brit (John), 313. 

Broadway (Edward), 282. 

Brock (John), 248, 267, 280, 344. 

Broder (Philip), 34. 

Brodbick (Charles), 23, 317, 322, 

332. 
Brodrick (George), 61. 

(Laurence), 180. 

Brooksbank (Joshua), 399. 
Broome (Samuel), 247, 282, 366. 
Brouncker (Edward), 167. 
Brown, or Browne (Jemmet), 

232, 245, 258, 282, 356, 360, 470. 

(Peter), 231. 

(Stephen), 352. 

Brown, or Browne (Edward), 246, 

258, 288, 362. 

(Henry M.), 173. 

(Jemmet), 258. 

(John), 402, 407, 417, 429. 

(Richard), 20a 

(Robert) 138, 365. 

(St John), 256. 277. 358, 

S6& 



INDEX. 



523 



BrawD CTbomaa), 24(1, 9BS, 880, 

867. 

(Thomas A.), 858. 

Browoaworth (Jonatbaa), 190. 
Brace (JamM). 967. 335. 

(Jonathan). 334. 341, 506. 

BranetU (Michaal Ang«lo), 346. 
Bryce (G«>r|fe), 111. 
Bacbaoan (WtiUam), 65. 
BuLULXT (Laaodot). 50. 
Bulkeley (John). 908, SSI. 887. 
Boll (WUliam). '238. 438. 
Kullcii (Richard). 32& 
Uuiiburjr (Henry). 68. 
Bun worth (CharlM), 341. 

(Pet«-), 34.1. 

Borden* (Araold de), 408. 
Bordett (John), 414. 
Boreford (Richard), 'HA. 
Boaaa (Hub«>t da). 878. 
Bdboh, or UK BcBcu f RAvmond^. 

90. 
BoBoa ('1 homftsj, ts^. 

(UlyMM). 63. 98. 97, 400 

Bur^h, or da Borgo (John), SOO, 

964. 

(MUo). 894. 

(Rodmood), 841. 

(Riohard). 40; 68. 97. 

(ThonuM). 421. 

(Thomas John), 818. 

(WUllam). 422, 498. 

Burgott (John), 107. 
Borgojne (John). 143. 390. 
Burke, see Burgh. 
Burley. or Burleigh (William), OS. 
Bnrrowes (George). 367. 

(Robert). 243. 

BtTEBCOUOH (WUliam). 170. 38& 
Burston (Daniel). 140, 156. 174. 



BorstoB (Hogh), 9M. 
Barton (James E ). 860. 
(Thomas). 208. 



(Uictaard;. 



Bury (Antony), 67. 

(Robtft). 886. 

Bosh* (Thoaaa). 89& 

(WiUiam). 151. 

BoMbw. or BdMlar 

902. 
BostMul, or BoftMd (Joha), 909. 

(Miehad), 9061 

UiTTLsn( Edmund). 10. 
BnUer (Edmond), 901. 

(ilaa«).2ll. 

(JUBM). 109. 

(Joha). 186. 979. 

(Molehlor . 154. 

(Peter). 34. 901. 205. 

(Thoauw). 75. 

(Williaa). 976. 89S, 84& 

BOTMM (Cbristopbor), I4l. 475. 
Bntu (Eytoo). 144, 175. 319. 
Byam (Edward), 908, 818. 
Bjak, or Briti (Joha), 818. 

r. 

CaldwoU (CharlM), 961. 344. 

CallaaMi (JEom*), 488. 

Calvert (Tbeopbilas). 418. 

Cameron (Alexaader). 73b 

(WUliam). 445, 451. 

CampbeU (Denis). 944, 305^ 405. 

(Joseph). 416. 

Campion (Henry). 8601 

Cantok (Thomas), 58^ 64,89; 88, 
87, 105. 

Cantok (John). 287, 310, 325. 

I (Roger). 105. 

I Canton (Gerald), 292. 



524 



INDEX. 



Cantwell (John), 9. 
Cantwell (John), 42. 

(Peter), 53. 

(Thomas), 42, 107. 

(WUliam), 42. 

Carew (Ponsonby M.), 175. 
Carey, or Gary, (James), 73, 208. 

(Peter), 197, 207. 

(Richard), 194, 406. 

(Robert), 194. 

(Thomas), 406. 

Carleton (Edward M.), 274. 

(Peter), 480. 

(Robert), 242, 324, 331, 

833. 
Cabb (Charles), 469. 
Carr (George), 446. 

(Thomas), 481. 

Carroll (William), 183. 
Carter (Oliver), 493, 
Cabtuaoh (St.), 158, 159. 
Cary (Richard), 406. 

(Thomas), 406. 

Casey (William), 381. 
Casey, or Casye (Denis), 421. 

(William), 409. 

Cashel, made a borough, 6. 

incorporated, 6. 

Library, 18, 19. 

Cathedral, 18, 20. 

ancient Visitation, 30. 

Cashin (Robert), 399, 407, 410, 

414,417, 419,420,451. 
Cassidy (Mark), 510. 
Cathal, 216. 
Catbhooan, 216. 
Caulfield (Charles), 196. 
Cellach, 84. 
Cbn-Fada, 85. 
Cen-Matuaib(Cod), 84. 



Cebpain, or CoBPAiN, 436. 
Chadelington (Nicholas de), 192. 
Chadwick (Richard), 110. 
Chaffe (Robert), 411, 427, 441. 
Chalmer (John), 448. 
Chaloner (Richard), 68. 
Chaplin (Andrew), 202, 420. 
Chappell (William), 36. 226. 
Chappell (John), 272, 355. 
Chables, 501, 505. 
Charles, a Dean, 476, 505. 

an Archdeacon, 511. 

Chenevix (Richard), 132, 470. 
Chenevix (Philip), 147, 196. 
Cherry (Francis), 73. 
Chetwood (John), 246, 260, 284, 

360. 
Chetwynd (John), 246. 
Chinnebt (George), 242,302, 330. 

472. 
Chinnery (George), 321, 329. 
Chbistian, 86, 437, 501. 
Christian, an Archdeacon, 318. 

(Patrick), 198. 

Christopheb (Griffin), 162, 176. 
Chute (Thomas), 446. 

ClABOCAIN (C. M<:), 216. 

Clancy (Boetius),477. 

(Donald), 483. 

Clark, Clarke, or Gierke (Arthur), 
410, 416, 430. 

(Edward), 265, 310. 

(Richard), 187, 245, 321, 334. 

(William), 203. 

Clatton (Robert), 232. 
Clayton (John), 144. 
Cleaveb (Euseby), 235. 
Cleere (David), 139. 
Clcland (James), 370. 
(John), 178. 



INDEX. 



525 



Clement (Francis), 332. 
Gierke, see Clark. 
CurronD (William de), 87. 
Clinton (Charles), 111. 
Cloghan (Gilbert de), 512. 
Clotbna Mcuikecb, 85. 
Coci* (Tbomaa de), 40a 
Cocker (Peter). 37a 
Coddington (Latham), 507. 

CoBMrBLAD, S4. 

Coghlan (Charle* L.), 364. 

Coggerane, Cochrane ? (M^), 343. 

Colby (Thomas), 12U, 121. 

Colclougb, or Cokcley (T.). 3S9l 

Colo (William AL), 142 

CoiXA, 432. 

CoLLUiaaAJi (John), 86, 98. 

Collins (William), 275. 

Collis (Ilenrj). 390, 423. 

(William), 447. 

(ZacharyC.),8aO. 

CoLXAM (St.) 9B6, 9Ba 
CoucAM, a Bishop, 160. 
Colom (Isaac), 434, 455. 
Columbine (Charles), 494. 
Coman (Robert), 35, 176. 
CoHTN (Nicholas), 122. 
Com Cbmmathair, 84. 
Conell (Hygate), 417. 
Connor (Hi-ory), 144. 

(Thomas), 445, 451. 

(William F.), 325. 

Considine (Daniel), 345, 494. 
Cooke (Robert), 146, 199. 
COOXBB, or DB COHBA (J.), 291. 
Cooper (Thomas), 331, 335, 345. 
Coote (Charles), 284,491, 50G, 507- 
Coote (Charles Philip), 110. 

(Chidley),271,423. 

Coppingcr (Edmund), 316. 



Corballis (Edmund), 279. 
Corfe (Robert), 429. 
Corker (Chambre), 260. 
Cornelius, a Dean, 34. 
(HenryX **6. 



Comnbiensis (David). 400, 40a 
Coroy (Thomas), 4U3. 
Cobb (Richard), 145, 163, 176. 
Cotes (John de), 394. 

(Waihingtoo), 171. 

CoUer (George E.), 317. 

(JoMph R.), 32% 334. 

Cotton (Henry), 56. 62; 172. 
Coltrell (Edmand), 966. 
Cooperthwail (Robert), 508. 
Covbcbt (Edmund), 353. 
Couroy (Michael de). 44& 

(Patrick), 54. 

CowiBa (John), 415. 
Cox (Miohael). 21. 
Cos (Jaaiee), 259. 386. 
(Jasper), 196, 2S0l 

— (Marmaduke), 338. 

— (Sir Michael). 55, 110. 
Coyne (Patrick). 338. 
Cbadock (Roger), Ua 
Crampton (Joeiah), 493. 
Crawford (Thomas), 210. 
Crawley (Patrick), 499. 
Crayford (John). 40, 65. 93. 
Cbbaou (David), 10. 

(Peter), 379. 

(William), 380. 

Creagh (Andrew), 394. 

(Donat), 18a 

Cripps (John), 98. 
Crofton (Henry), 445, 447. 

(Perkins), 276, 453. 

Crofts (Richard), 75. 
Croke, or Cooke (John), 176b 



526 



INDEX. 



Croker (John), 431. 

(Richard), 430. 

Cbonan, 160. 
Crosbie (John), 419. 

(Maurice), 397. 

Cbosby (John), 439. 

Cross, or Crosse (Benjamin), 263, 

313. 
(Francis), 203, 

207. 

(William), 170. 

Cbow (Charles), 298. 
Crow, or Crowe (W.), 282. 
Crues (Robert), 280. 
CcAN, 84. 

CoANNA (St.), 1 0. 
CuLiNAN Mac (^Cormac), 4. 
Cullen (John), 138. 
Curtis (Robert), 489. 
Cusan, or Quoan? (John), 190. 

D. 

Dabbins (James), 497. 

Daborne (Robert), 146, 167, 190. 

Dalton (John), 141, 143, 154, 177, 

204. 

(Thomas), 430. 

(Walter), 190. 

DAiT (Robert), 31, 264. 
Daniel, 86, 290, 291, 350, 502. 
Daniel, or Danyell (John), 186, 

494. 

(Richard), 183, 486. 

DarUng (John), 39, 93. 

(Lewis), 73. 

(Peregrine), 72. 

Dassj (John), 54. 
Davenport (Ralph), 283. 
David. 88, 117. 



David, a Dean, 34. 

a Canon, 186. 

a Praecentor, 507. 

Davidge (Maurice), 415. 

(Richard), 188, 423. 

Davies (Boyle), 262, 268. 

(Evan), 367. 

(Michael), 319. 

(Richard), 282, 334. 

(Roger), 453. 

(Rowland), 241, 245, 261, 

267, 269, 323, 355. 

(Thomas), 267, 344. 

Davoren (Michael), 508. 
Dawson (Robert), 193. 
Dawson (Joshua), 483, 489. 
Day (Edward), 264,447, 452. 

(John), 447. 

Deans of Cashel, formerly elected, 

32. 

their jurisdiction, 30, 33. 

Deane (Richard), 152. 189, 197. 

(Thomas), 150, 311. 

Debdale (William), 186. 

Delane, or Delaune (Solomon), 111, 

416,421. 
Delany (Edward), 64. 

(Solomon), 111, 416, 421. 

Denis, 351. 

Denis, or Dionysius, 238, 485. 

an Archdeacon, 511. 

Dennis (James), 194. 

(John), 250. 

(Meade), 284. 

(Thomas), 67. 

(William), 185, 198, 204. 

Denny (Barry), 449. 
Denny (William), 281. 
Dent (Thomas), 269, 281, 365. 
Denton (Dr ), 395. 



INDEX. 



587 



DspiNO (John), 12U. 
Derham (ThomM), 270, 2S2. 
Dermit (Jobn),417. 
Deamynierea (Henry), I08L 
Dewey (John), 281. 

DioBT (Euez), aa 

(Siiaoa), 387. 

Digby (Sintoa), 186. 
DioMTUua, 453. 
Dionyuiu, • Dmd, SBB. 

an ArabdM0oa,45S,4aft. 

Disooy (BrabMOB W.), 06w 

(Robert), S9& 

DuoN (Richard). 33% VS. 
DoMt (Richard). 300. 
Dogberty (John). 40. 1 10. 
DoMOOMBMAL (Robwt oQ. 37&, 

406. 
Donellao (Andr«w), 35. 87a, 98, 

109. 

(Cbriitopb^-X 371. 8M. 

(Edmund), 44. 

Donoran ' Donell), SSO. 

(JohnX 30aL 

(Richard). lA 90S. 

Dormer (Thomaa), 75, 347. 
Dome (Richard), 43Bb 
Dougla* (Edward A.), 444. 
Dowdall (Stephm), 30. 73. 
Dowdiog (Crowther), 333. 
Dowvxa (Dive), 230. 
Downei (William), 147, 177, 188, 

201. 
Downing ( Richard), 189, 30a 
Doyle (John), 99. 

(Nichola* M.), 88, 67. 

Drayton, or Dreytone (N. de), 82, 

63, 105. 
Drought (Robert), 76, 447. 
Dniry (John). 284. 366. 



Dncey (John), 450. 
Duclos (Paul), 276, 36& 
Duddell (John), 410. 
Dunbar (George), 346. 
DcKDOHALO (Robert of), SJS, 408. 
Donlao (Lanreoee of), 98. 
Dmn (William), 884. 
DoMow (John). 381. 
DunBterrille (Hugh), 356. 818. 

(Septimoa), 364. 

Dyer (Jaaea). 865. 



Eaatoa ( Joka). M^ »8, aO. 
Ead (Bwtaoe de r), 879L 8M. 
Edde.orBde(Heu7X US' 
Bde (Robert), 143. 
Bdena, or Erau (T.), 490. 
Edmovd (Maater), 331. •. 
EoM(nii»,8T8. 
Edwardj (Antoay), 76. 

(Arthur W.). 431. 

(WUIiam 11.). 462. 

Eelet (John), 141, 146, 16S, 187. 
ErnmauAM (Nicbolaa d«), 391. 
E(an (John), 878. 
Egertoa(WUllaa),59. 
Ellard (James), 419, 424. 
EujcaiiBEB (Roger), 819. 
Elliott (David), 328. 

(John), 75. 

(Robert), 59. 

(Samuel). 406, 

EUii (WUliam), 262, 965. 
Elbinoton (Thomas), 891. 
Eltot (Robert), 119. 
Emfy, Act of Parliament uniting it 

to Caahel, 7& 
Enraght (John), 451. 



528 



INDEX. 



Epworth (William), 251. 
Erskine (John), 242,330. 
Ert, 433, 435,436. 
Esmond (John), 88. 
EsTE (Charles), 132. 
Eyans (Robert), 285. 

(Thomas), 490. 

Eveleigh (John), 313, 353, 358. 
Evelyn (WiUiam), 95. 
Everdon (Thomas de), 262. 
Eugene, 212. 
Eugenius, a Dean, 310. 
Ewinge (Robert), 93. 
Eyles, or Eyres (Edward), 363. 
Eyleward, see Aylward. 
Eyre (Giles), 247, 362, 478. 
(Samuel), 420. 

F. 

Fachnan (St.), 348, 350. 
Fahie (Roger), 59. 
Fairtlough (Samuel S.), 332, 336. 
Falkiner, or Falkner (William N.), 
67. 

(Jonathan), 249, 341. 

(Thomas), 481, 509. 

Farmer (Richard), 278. 
Farren (Christopher), 428. 
Feanagha, Feeny (William), 65. 
Felix, 161. 
Fell (Hans Thomas), 144, 191. 

(John), 151, 191. 

Ferguson (Charles), 364. 
Ferret (John), 221. 
Field (William), 263, 823. 
Finbarr(St.),213,215. 
Fmch (Edward), 252, 3ia 
Finchad (St.), 350. 
Finglass (Walter), 428. 



Firmin (Julias), 46. 
Fish (Robert), 494. 
Fisher (Thomas), 316. 
Fitzadam (Donat), 49. 

(Edmund), 278. 

FiTZEDMCND (John), 221, 293. 
Fitzcdmund (Sir John), 310. 
Fitzgerald (Gerald), 293. 

(John), 439. 

(Maurice), 10. 

(Milo), 10, n. 

(Roland), 10. 

(William), 311, 361. 

Fitzgerald (Charles), 497. 

(David Fitzjame8),«l0. 

(Gerald), 102. 

(Gerald F.), 166. 

(Henry V.), 95. 

(John), 50, 239, 321, 



411.418,455. 

(Richard), 41. 

(William F.), 244. 

(Wyndham M.), 449. 



Fitzgibbon (John), 412. 
Fitzhugh (John), 40a 
Fitzjames (Gerald), 195. 
FiTZJOHN (Milo), 220, 238. 
Fitzjohn (John), 455. 

'(R«pl»a»"<^). 34. 

FiTZHAUBiCE (James), 439. 

(Nicholas), 438. 

Fitzmaurice (Maurice), 408. 

(Thomas), 405. 

FiTZMDTiOAN (Cocnfelad), 84. 
Fitzpeter (Maurice), 405. 
Fitzpiers (Maurice), 183. 
Fitzralph (Richard), 327. 
FiTZRiCHARD (Gerald), 221. 
Fitzrichard (Henry), 102. 
FitzBtephen (Richard), 49. 



INDEX. 



529 



Fitzsymons (Daniel), 345. 

(PatrickX 4«I. 

(PhUemoB), 346, MS. 

FitzthomM (John), 441. 

^TbomM P.), «e. 

Fitzwilliam (JamM), 310. 
Flanagan (ChriatoplMr). 71. 482. 

iEmgmm),lll. 

(Tbomu), 72. 

( William), «5. 

Fl.AN!<AK(ST.),45a 

Flatubbrt, 432. 

Flkmino, or Lb Flbximo (Wil- 
liam), 163, 183. 

Fleming (Edward). Ua 

(John), 59. 

(Manriee), 90a 

(llicba*! !•). 16S. 

(Walter). 69, 165. 

Fleory (AntonjX 209. 

(Oeorg* L.\ 152, 181, 10& 

(Henrj), I 

Flobbncs, 87, '^^ . 

Floraoee, or Florent, a Canon, lOA, 
968- 

an ArcbdeacoB, ASO, 

Flower (PhiUp), 50& 

Flojd (Brian), 15S. 

FoLAN (John), 361. 

Foley (Solomon), 256, 270. 

Forde (Richard de la), 194. 

Format (Walter). 859. 

Forsayeth (John), 254. 

(Robert), 75. 

FoRSTER (Nicholas), 469. 

Forster (Charles), 61, 447. 

(George), 69. 

(James W.), 405, 431, 454. 

Fort (Richard), 415. 

Fortescue (John), 248, 262. 



Forward (Robert), 174. 
FoaTBB (William). 234. 
Fotberingliam (Francis). 423. 
Fodke, or Foolkea (P.), 208. 

(Richard), 909. 

Foulquo (John), 68. 

(Fnuiete).iOa 

Fowl* (JoMph). 2Sa, 9S8. 87a 816. 
Powuta (RobertX 471. 
Fowler (G*org«), 480,508. 
Fox (Richard), 325. 
For (Nathaoaal), laa 
France (NatluuuMl).814. S2B. 
(Thonaa). 144. 180. 



Fbaiicm (Richard). 119. 
FmuMb (John), 17a 
Frankland (Tbomaa). 882. 
Franklin (Thomas), 4ia 

(WUUaa). 187. 20a 

Franqoefort (PMv A.), 181, 190. 
Frayne (Thomas), 142. 
Fraaar (John). 203. 
Fwiwun (Darid). 86& 
FNaeh (YalMOiM), 2S6, 278, 2BI. 

(Walter), 881. 

FreatoD, Preatoo ? (John), 445. 
Frith (Thomas). 861. 
FiTUitmii (Steven), 1 18. 

(Walter), 118, 137. 

Folbnm (Adam de). 153. 
Fuu.BR (William), 885, 440. 
FuUer (Richard), 414, 420. 427- 

(Thomas), 421. 

Fulton (Williun), 282. 
FCLWAR (Thomas), 14, 247, 440. 
Fursman, or Furshaw (R.), 427. 

G. 



Gabbctt (Joseph), 424. 



.3y 



530 



INDEX. 



Gabbett (Robert), 484, 508. 

(William), 323. 

Galard, or Gallard (John), 180, 

189. 
Gale (Antony), 493. 
Gall, or Galle (Philip), 247. 

(Walter), 251. 

Galwey (John), 62. 

(William), 55. 

Gardiner (John), 204. 

Garfarth, or Garth (D.), 498. 

Garstin (Norman), 416. 

Gee (Robert), 489. 

Gees, or Geest (John), 120. 

Geoffry, 377. 

Geraghty (Edward), 419, 424. 

Gerald, 219, 221, 293. 

Gerald (Geoffry), 434, 455. 

Germyn (Richard), 423. 

Gervais (David), 200. 

(Henry), 51, 55, 1 10, 187, 

209, 338. 

(Isaac), 198, 208. 

Gethin (Absalom), 58, 176. 
Gibbon, or Gibton (Robert), 196, 

838. 
Gibbons (Thomas), 257. 
GiflFard (John), 329. 
Gilbert, 217, 251, 376, 436, 441. 
Gilbert, a Dean, 137, 307, 441. 

an Archdeacon, 183, 251. 

Giles (Nathanael), 338. 

(Stephen), 448. 

GiLLE, or Gilbert, 376. 

GiLLE AN COMDEH, 85. 
GiLLE MOCHUDA, 161. 

Gillisacht, or Lysagbt (D.), 444. 
Gilsland (Sirach), 344. 
Glandfordbrigg (Simon de), 262. 
Glandie (John), 37. 
Godfrey (John), 73, 366. 



Godfrey (Luke), 317- 
GoDWYN (Timothy), 18. 
Godwyn, or Goodwin (Edward), 

202, 277. 
Golde, or Goulde, or Goold (John), 

244, 273. 

(Philip). 252, 279, 318, 332. 

(Pierce), 272, 282. 

Goldsmith (Isaac), 262, 266, 312. 
Goodman (Richard), 265, 276, 281, 

496. 
(Thomas), 249, 267, 281, 

357, 370. 
Goodwin, see Godwyn. 
Goold (Pierce), 272. 
Gore (Hugh), 44, 129, 143, 169, 

179, 187. 

(William), 38, 390. 

Gore (Francis), 331,337. 

(John), 155, 184, 204. 

GoPGH (Francis), 384, 401. 
Gough (Alexander), 313. 

(Henry), 282, 367. 

(Hugh), 399, 401, 411, 42a 

(Robert, or George ?), 399, 

450. 

(Thomas B.), 447- 

Goulde, see Golde. 
Gouldsbury (John H.), 285. 
Grady, see also C Grady, 

(Thomas), 51. 

Grave (Robert), 238, 398. 417. 
Graves (Richard H.), 327. 

(Thomas), 444. 

Gray (Thomas), 140, 44'2. 
Green (Francis), 209. 
Greg (John), 167. 
Gregort, 217. 
Gregory (George), 111. 
Grenett (Peter). 201. 
Gresson (George), 481. 



INDEX. 



531 



Griffin (John). 400. 
Griffith (James), 421. 

(John). 2BI. 960, 492. 

(Richard), 356. 

Gnieber (Arthnr), 198. 

(JamM), Ifla 

( Willian). 175. ITS. 181,800. 

Gabbini (Henry), 451. 
Oaldo, a ChaaecUor. 40a 
Gwynii, or Gwjium (Artkor), 184. 

H. 

IlAcucrr (Peter), 9. 

(Thomas). 940. 

Haekett (DaTid), 58. 

(Nlcholai), 4a 

(Patrick), 111. 

(Peter). 58. 

(RlchaH). 477. 

Hadlook (Roger). 497- 

(WUIlam), lb. 

Halbwd (Robot). 9O0L 
HalM (Samod), 96^ SFS. 

(Wniiam), 99. 

Hall (Henry), 939. 

Hall (John). 259, 313. 409^ 488. 

(Nicfaolai). 959^ 961. 980. 361. 

(Thonaa). 338. 349. 

(William), 248, 334. 

Halloran (William). 347. 
Hamiltom (Archibald), 13, 111. 

(.Malcolm), ib. 

Hamilton (Fitijohn S.), 371. 

(James A.). 312, 362. 

(William). 59, 102. 

Hanan (John), 188. 
Handon (Adamdc), 101, I5a 
Hanmer (Meredith), 361. 
Harbergh (Thomas), 278. 
Hare (Patrick). 68. 



Harman (Cult«). Ul. 
HAaoLO, 377. 
Harrison (Henry), 274. 

(John), 281. 

(William), 281. 

Hart ((«W>rg«), 510. 

(Henry), 508L 

Harte (George V.). 400, 416, 418. 

(JohnH.),4ia 

HAaTSTOKOB (John), 407. 
Hartwell (Barry), 906. 
Harroy (Christopher), 371. 

(William), 271. 277. 

HaMard (Edward), 415. 
HaaaoU (BapUst). 255. 
Haaahaa, or Hassy (John). 4Sb 
Hawuks (Jaaaas). 95. 
Hawkins (John), 484. 
Haworth (Robert), 15a 
Hayr. or Hahir (John), 113. 
H«ad (John), 48a 
Healy (WUIlam). 247. 
Hoame (Daniol), 41, 55, lia 
Haatheote (Gilbert), 315. 
Haatoo, or Uatoo (R.). 490. 
Hediaa, tee also (yUediam. 

(John). 34. 

(Philip), 62. 

Henuwortk (Tbomaa). 498. 
Henly (Hogh), 414. 
HsMBT, 86.11a 
Henry, an Archdeacon, 151. 

(William), 479. 

Herbert (Edward). 416. 447, 454. 

(John), 266, 449. 

(Nicholas), 192. 

(Otway John), 36a 



HaavET (Frederick A.), 301. 
Heton (Richard), 490. 
Hewetson (Thomas). 60, 332. 



532 



INDEX. 



Hewitt (James), 178. 

(John), 312. 

(Peter), 245, 247. 

(William), 492. 

Hewson CChristopher), 448. 
HETGA.TE (James), 503. 
Hickey (Ambrose), 368. 

(John), 46, 60, 73, 102, 484. 

(Morgan), 66. 

HiEROLOGCS, or Jablath, 160. 
Hiffernan (Edmund), 42. 
HiGGiN (William), 392, 398. 
Higginbotham (John), 401, 428. 
Higgins (Daniel), 489. 

(Francis), 55. 

Hignett (Cornelius), 277, 358. 
Hill (Averill), 408. 
Hinde (Edward), 281. 

(Thomas), 396, 453. 

Hingston (James), 321, 3'26, 339, 

341, 347. 
(WUliam H.), 836, 343. 

Hinton (Edward), 54. 

(John), 177. 

Hoare (Deanc), 429, 445. 

(Edward N.), 452. 

(John), 402, 430. 

(William Deane), 430, 

Hobson (Richard J.), 151, 153, 203. 

Hoby(Sir PhUip), 443. 

Hodder (Henry T. M.), 246, 248. 

HoGAN, or O'HooAiN (R.), 462. 

Hogan, see also O' Hoy an. 

(Dermit), 322. 

(Donat), 93. 

(Hugh), 93, 477. 

(Patrick), 486. 

(Richard), 495. 

Holbert, or Holbeck (W.), 428. 

Uolcombe (Edward), 409, 4*22. 



Holford (Thomas), 275, 316. 
Holiday (William), 322. 
Holland (J.), 428. 
Holland (Randal), 265. 

(Simon), 509. 

HoUington (Josiah), 50, 73. 
Holmes (Gilbert), 444. 

(Philip), 340. 

(Thomas), 340. 

(William), 154. 

(William A.), 47. 

Holt (Samuel), 204, 314. 
Hoops (Alexander), 67, 76. 
Hopkins (Ezechiel), 150. 
Hore (Thomas), 371. 
Horsey (Edward), 187. 
(George), 355. 



HoRT (Josiah), 311. 
Hoveden (Thomas), 336, 
Howlett (Richard), 36. 
Hoyle (Jonathan), 494. 
(Nathanael), 107, HO. 



HCARACH, 85. 

Hubbard, or Herbert (Gerald), 400, 

422. 
Huggins (Thomas), 420, 42& 
Hughes (John), 151. 

(William), 431, 456. 

Huleatt (Arthur), 429, 490. 

(John), 430. 

Hull (William), 360. 
Hungerford (Emmanuel), 274. 

(John), 365. 

Hunter (Lewis), 208. 

(Thomas), 42. 

Hdrlet (Thomas), 90. 
Hurley (Dionysius), 251. 

(Edmund), 98. 

(Randal), 90. 

(WUliam), 92. 



INDEX. 



533 



Husbands (James), 4'iB. 
Uossey (Hilkiah), 249. 
Hustler (Robert), 153. 
Htttchinson (Richard), ifj. 
Hyde (Arthur). '2tf4, 367. 35«. 
Ujnde, or Uiodo (TiMMBu)^ JOOi 
453. 

I. J. 

JacKsun (^Ofui*^), 3S7. 

(John), 188. 

(WinuuB). as«» soo. 904, 

367. 
Jftiaes (Richard). 444. 
Jannes (Joaepb), 484. 
Jaklatb, 160. 
Jaumard (John), 185. 
jBBB(JobB;, 103,391. 
Jebb (Darid). 75. 

(John), 88, 412. 

Jeffries (Edward), 422. 
JvUett (Morgan). 00. 
Jennings (William), 366. 
Jephson (John), 301. 

(Norreys), 837. 

(WiUiam), 75, 170, 254. 

273,284,357.412. 
Jerome, or Hierome (Janes), 143, 

160. 
Jbbpoimt (William de), 217. 
Jcrvois (Joseph), 250. 
Jessop .' ■■ V 

.307,885. 

(Samnel), 180, 191, 302. 

(WUliam), 189, 20», 309. 

lUingworth (Tempest), 98. 

Ince (Robert), 508. 

Ingram ( Edward), 409, 428. 

(Henry), 430. 

(Henry levers), 431. 



Ingram (James, w Jacqaes), 206^ 

430. 

(Jocelyn), 209, 430. 

Imueatkmjf, ancient see of, 372, 431 . 
JocxLTX (Ferey), 192. 2S0. 382. 
JoBV, 122, 853. 438, 487. 450. 503. 
Joka, IB Arehdaacoo. 5^ 450. 

aDaaa,809. 

a PraUadary. 425. 

a Treasarsr, 510l 

Johns (Edward), 280, 828. 
JomaoB (Robert), 801. 
Johnson (B«i^}amin B.). 843. 

(John), 208. 

(Robert). 885. 

(William), 85a 

Jons (Ambrose), 107, 890, 4M 

(Edward), 100^ 29S. 

(Htnry). 486. 

(Uwis),85, 68, 107, 464. 

Jonas (Barzillai). 146, 150, 109. 

(Evan). 239. 510. 

(Fraaeb), 274, 447. 

(Henry), 86a 

(John), 41, 494,490. 

(Joseph), 480. 

(Matthew), 184, 208, 814, 321, 

331.337.341. 

(Robert), 90, 279. 

(Samnel), 421. 

JoBOAM, 220, 298. 
Jordan, a Chancellor, 400. 
Irby (Antony), 51. 106, 32a 
Irish lamgmtigt meomragtd by tktPrt- 

laitt and Cltryy, 14, 15. 
Irwin (Artbor), 444. 

(Henry). 105. 

Isaac, a Chancellor, 509. 
Isaack (Christopher), 103, 108. 
Ivy (William). 444. 



534 



INDEX. 



K. 



Kalori (Magister), 82, 109. 
Karlell (John de), 422. 
Kearney (Thomas), 345. 
Keating (Michael J.), 431. 
Keating, or Ketyng (Paul), 176. 
Keene (Talbot), 66. 
Kelly, or O'Kellt (Ralph), 8. 
Kelly (George), 273. 
Kenagh (William), 346. 
Kenan (Nicholas), 439. 
Kenefeg (Michael), 247. 
Kennedy (Alexander), 369. 
■ (Daniel), 480, 492. 

(James), 133. 

— . (Richard), 497. 

Kenney, or Kenny (Edward), 268, 

283. 

(James), 512. 

(John), 256, 271, 272, 274, 

282, 284, 322. 

(Thomas), 322. 



Kennock (John), 403. 
Kenyon (Matthias), 281. 
KerdiflF (William de), 402. 
Kettleby (Francis), 179. 
Kieran, or Kyran, 34, 57. 

King ( ), 428. 

(Beather), 328. 

(Jeremiah), 341. 

(Neale), 448. 

(Robert), 47. 

Kingsmill (Antony), 329. 
Kingston (John), 262. 
Kippax (Edward), 342. 
Kir wan (Antony L.), 398. 
Knight (William), 12, 13. 
Knox (Edmund), 392, 474. 
- (Robert), 405, 41 1, 448. 



Knox (William), 472. 
Knox (Edmund H.),;487. 

(Thomas), 418. 

Kyle (Samuel), 235. 
Kyle (John T ), 341. 

(Samuel M.), 254, 285, 367. 

Kyran, or Kieran, 34, 57. 

L. 

Labarte (Edward), 76, 110. 
La Croix (Louis), 266, 282. 
Lacy (Hugh), 382, 408. 
Ladaveze (Abel), 55, 60. 
Ladyman (Samuel), 65, 406. 
La Milliere (Alexander), 248, 254. 
Lancaster (John), 62, 125, 179, 

186, 188, 193, 195, 197, 199,206, 

320, 409, 423. 
Lancaster (John), 143, 173, 190. 
Lane (John), 406. 

(William), 455. 

Langdon (Nathanael), 448. 

Lange (Simon), 403. 

Langrishe (Hercules R.), 211, 

499. 

(James), 192. 

Lapp (Richard), 249, 253, 367. 
Latham (Peter), 73. 
Lauder (Francis), 445, 451. 
Laubemce, 217, 351, 363. 

(Richard), 24. 

Laurence (Richard F.), 42, 52. 

a Canon, 57, 363. 

Law (Robert), 317. 
Lawless (Stephen), 379. 
Lawless (John), 322. 339. 

(Stephen), 400. 

Lawson (John), 497. 
Leake (Richard), 59, 66. 



INDEX. 



535 



Lediiham (ThomM), 109, 140, 14d, 

196. 
Lm (G«<irK«), 289. 9Ba 

(Richard), a6& 

(UMber), U± 

(WiUiam), 70. 

L«M (Sir Harcottrt). G4. 
L«(kDO (Tbomma !>.). 9i. 
U Boat* (John) 40. 102. 

(Peyton), 08, 73. 

LcicMt«r. L«jce«tr«, or LMtar. 

(H*iU7). 134. 

Lemoo (ThomM), 81&. 
Lkslbt (Judm), 980. 
LsuJtT. or LuuB (Join). MS. 
Loolej. or UsUo (CharlM). 2Sft. 

(G«org*), 197. 

(Richard), 419, 

454. 

LowU (D»Tid), 346. 
(Edmund), 20O. 

(JohnX 20a 

(PeUr). 108. 

(William), 915. 391, 348,412, 

4SI.5I'X 

Lbykaoh (John), 168. 

Library (ancient) of Limorlek C^ 
thmlral), SKI. 

LUly*, or Lyllea (John), 415, 422. 

(Xichola*), 418. 

Limerick (Richard da). 408. 

Lincoln (Patricli), 150. 

LiKDBAT (Charles), 473. 

(Thomaa). 46a 

Lindsay, or Lindsey (Robert), 347. 

(Rowland), 73. 

Lingard (Richard), 169. 

Linton (Robert), 70. 

Lloyd (Benjamin). 484. 489. 494. 

(Edward), 74, 418. 



Lloyd (John), 497. 

(Richard). 346. 

(Rickard), 63, 346. 

(Robert). 421. 

(Tbomaa), 2B0.316.90^4ia 

(WUliaaX49. 

( WUIIaa Bdwwd), 64. 

Loeh* (JaM«). 400. 
Lodge (lt«thMMl),«SK 

(Hmmm*), 404. 486. 

Lembwrd (BdaivMl). 271. 

(JohaX 887. 

(John N.). 218^ 887. 

(Robert). 188. 

Loodrea (Lmai de), 197. 
Loaf (DeraoC). 918. »5. 
— — (ThoaMa). n& 
Loagiieia (Moaatifort), 864. 

(Robert). 192. 336. 

Lord (Arthar). 68. 

(Daaiel). 896^ SS8w 

Love (Uyfatas), dO& 

or l<ow (John), 202, 510. 

(WUliaa). 9BI. 

LoreU (Oideeo). 498. 

or Lovett (WUliaa). 907. 

Loveit (Veraey). 90^ 910. 990. 

996. 
Low (Laaeelot). 47. 
Lowder (Tboawa). 209. 
Ladlow (Walter de). 137. 
Lnkar (Laaedoi). 155. 
Lake, aa Arebdeaeoo, 101. 

a Deaa, 394, 470. 477. 

Lokey (Edward), 510. 

(John), 821, 328, 337. 

Lynch (Marcus), 490. 

(Nathanael), 152. 

Ltom (William), 223. 293, 353. 
Lyaaght (Andrew), 494, 511. 



536 



INDEX. 



Lysaght (Donald), 444, 430, 453. 

(Patrick), 509. 

(Thomas), 417. 

M. 

Mackesy (William), 205. 
Maclyn, or Mathung (N.), 82, 83. 
Macrantaa (Gregory), 435, 455. 
Macrobius, a Canon, 186. 
Madder (George), 47, 97. 
Madrass (John), 357. 
Mael-Brenan (D.),436. 
Maelbrigid, 85. 
Maeldoibh (N. O.), 216. 
Maelfinan, 85. 
Maelkellach, 85. 
Ma'el Morda, 85. 

M'Inclodnai, 85. 

Magee (William), 243. 
Magill (Moses), 194. 
Magockes (William), 427. 
MAGRATH(Miler), 11,59, 124, 125. 

(Donat), 461. 

Magrath (Bernard), 59. 

(Daniel), 199. 

(Donat), 183. 

(Mark), 106. 

(Redmond), 57. 

(Terence), 188. 

Maillart (William), 37. 
Mainwaring (Richard), 427- 
Malcucs, 116. 161. 
Mallory (Richard), 264. 
Manby (Peter), 261. 
Mangin (Edward), 495, 496. 
Mann (Isaac), 233. 
Mann (Isaac), 274. 
Mansergh (Louis), 508. 
Mansfield (Isaac), 267- 
Manx (Richard), 473. 



Mapletoft (Nathanael), 335. 
Mareschal (Gerald le), 378, 405. 
Margetson (James), 140, 263. 
Marlay (Richard), 133. 
Marlay (Richard), 187. ' 

Marmion (Richard W.), 248. 
Marriott (John), 208. 
Marsh (Francis), 276, 386. 

(Narcissus), 16. 

Marshall (Manasses), 252, 257, 

327. 
Martell (John), 247, 279. 
Martin (Antony), 50, 139. 

(Richard), 121. 

Martin (James), 430, 495, 508. 
Maskall (John), 338, 340, 345. 
Massey, or Massy (Charles), 97» 

98, 397, 499. 

(George), 452. 

(Godfrey), 429, 490. 

(William), 421. 

Matthew, 118, 290, 352. 
Matthew, a Chancellor, 145. 

an Archdeacon, 485. 

a Canon, 512. 

Mathung, or Maclyn (N.), 82, 105. 
Macle (Henry), 299, 312, 342. 
Mauleverer (Richard), 108. 
Maunsell (Richard), 399, 402, 419. 

(William), 415, 449, 456. 

(William W.), 314, 408. 

(William Thomas), 399, 

402, 412, 429. 
Maurice, or Muircheartach, 5, 

350, 351, 438, 501. 
Maurice, aPraecentor, 313. 

a Canon, 512. 

May (Thomas), 481. 
Mayne (Charles), 49. 
Meade (Dominic), 319. 



INDEX. 



537 



M««»de(Robort),274,S7I. 

(Thomaa), 2G7. 

(Waiiam), a42. *26& 

Meredjth (Charles). 443. 
Meirifield (Ilcory). 41. 73, UO. 
liiagh (John?). 200. 
MUkattt (St.), Mommt, 434. 
MiODLBTOK (Uarmaduke), 133. 
Middktoo (John), IM. 
lOllflrd (TbomM). 9BS. 
Ifnxu (Thomu), 131. 
IfiUes, or MUU (JeremUb). 144. 

180. 

(Umc), 150, 9oa 

MiliiM(JMBM),fiOa 

MtmMM (ChurlM IL), 196; 906. 

lflnBitt(RolMrt),488. 

MiscBixos. 6&. 

mtdMU, or M yeheU (TbMMs). 57. 

Mooktor (JudmX 911, 990; 998^ 

94e. 
Ifohown, Molowny ? (C), 57. 
lfoUnd(8Mrad).48l. 
Moline (PatHek), 404. 414, 49S, 

44A. 
MoUm (JubmX 08. 108. 
lloUoj (Ednmid). 9S1. 
MoBgu. or Warbortoii (C), 499^ 
MoomU (Chtfloo H.), 413. 

(Daniel). 4S8. 

(Samuel). 445. 

Moore (Edward), 103. 

(John). 248, 272, 319, 404, 

417. 

(JoMph). 151, 194. 90a 

(Matthew), 106. 

(Richard), 95, 180. 

(Thomaa D.), 271. 

(William), 189. 

Mora (Magistcr <ky 255. 



Moreton (Samuel), 368. 

(Cornelius), 409. 

Morgan (Allen). 480. 

(Edward), 448. 451 . 

(John), 445. 

(Robert), 50, 06. 

MoroBjr (Woatropp), 430. 
MorrU (DtnU). 166. 
Morrltt (BobMt). a6& 
Morthom* (William). 167. 
Mortiaaer (Patrick). 489. 491. 
Moea ( Anton j), 49a 

(Henrj). 498w 

MoMop (John), 74. 
Monmx (John). 380. 
MowtaMrraa (Viscoont), 813. 
lloumi.D (Robert de), 481. 
MnllbM (Firvdetie). 44a 
Mallnrt(WUllun). S7. 
MoMcan (St.), 872, 375. 
Monday, or Mandy (O.). 98L 
MuBBAT (WUHam), 808. 
Morray (John), 48a 
Marry (DoBogh), 99& 
MycMl. or MltdmU (TlMua), S7. 
M'Abraham (Gilbert), 267, 986. 

344. 
M'AlBTBZB. 1801 

M'BaffhoUy (Philip). 165. 
M'BuBX (Oiarlee). 90, 106. 

(Darld), 460. 

M'Brjan, or M'Brian (Kennedy), 

98. 

(Richard). 92. 

(Theodosius), 101, 102. 

M'Cacowblu tee M'Cabwxix. 
M'Cabtbaio. or M*Cabtht (Con- 

amail), 64. 

(Thady), 221. 293. 

McCarthy (Patrick). 250. 



3z 



538 



INDEX. 



Mac Carwbli., or O'Carbol (Da- 
vid), 6, 34. 

(James), 11, 91. 

(John), 7, 218, 237. 

(Maurice), 7, 52. 

(Thomas), 453. 

M'Cellaid, or M'Kelly (F.), 85. 

M'Cody (John), 35. 

M'CoENFELAD (Owen), 85. 

M'CoNAiL, or M'CoNNEL (Flan), 
85. 

M'Conchonur (Isaac), 433, 453. 

M'Cottyr ( ), 259- 

M'Ckaith, see Magrath. 

M'Crath (Matthew), 477. 

M'Ccllenan (Cormac), 4, 160. 

M'Culloch (Thomas), 483. 

M'Donagh (Daniel), 314. 

M'Donnell (Dermod), 353. 

M'Donnell (Alexander), 68, 74,99. 

(William), 484. 

M'Donogh (R.), 218. 

M«Dowell (Andrew), 174. 

M'Elchada (Cornelius), 352. 

M'Famchellaic, 84. 

M'FiNGAiL (Rndgall), 84. 

M'Folaght (D.), 350. 

M'GoBMAN (Matthew), 87, 101. 

M'Grath (see also Magrath). 

(Dermot), 462. 

(Donat), 461. 

(John), 462. 

(Matthew), 461. 

(Miler), 11, 59, 124, 125. 

(Thady), 461. 

M'HuARGASA (Manus), 84. 
M'Inclodnai (M.), 85. 

M 'Kelly, or M'Cellais (Darid), 
6, 33,290. 

(Feolan), 86. 



M'KiNEDE'COlcobar), 84. 
M'Lagenan (Columb), 85. 
M'Maelpin (Tibraid), 85. 
M'Mahon (David), 460, 477. 
M'Mic-^Eddcan, 160. 
M'Neale (John), 423. 
M'Oge, 160. 
M'RoNAN (M), 436. 
M'SCANLAIN (E.), 85. 

N. 

Nash (Edward), 415. 

(William), 326. 

Nay lor (Robert), 168, 191,325, 396. 
Nealan (William), 493. 
Neale (Benjamin), 187. 

— (Walter), 245, 249, 337, 358, 

"365, 367, 451. 
Nehemiah, a Dean, 477. 
Neil (Robert), 378. 
Neiland, or Nelland (I.), 485. 
Neilson (Edward), 414. 
Neligan (Laurence), 63. 
Nelland, or Neiland (I.), 485. 
Nelson (William), 498. 
Nessan (St.), 215. 
Newborough (Charles), 331. 
Newcome (William), 132. 
Newland (William), 74. 
Newman (Horatio T.), 244, 257. 
Newton (John), 257. 

(Thomas), 370. 

Nicholas, 89, 437, 438. 
Nicholas, a Dean, 138, 165. 
Nicholett (Charles), 193. 
NicoLSON (William), 17. 
Northampton (Richard de), 488. 
Northcott (Charles), 328, 331. 
(John), 831, 386. 



INDEX. 



539 



(John), 145. 

O. 

0'Aboh4U. (GiU«), 8& 
O'Bbaoiaiii (Aidb), 499. 
Obios (MichMO, as. 
O'Bbixii (CoMtanriiw). 450. 

(Dooat), 90. m, iSB. 

(MwiaoiH), 6. 917. 

(MMriM),4«8,fiOSLAQS. 

(JaoiM ThoMiX 9M. 

(TwMM), 4a9L 4tt 

O'Brien (MmvIm). SIS. 

(TbaddMs), S4. 

0*BrodM« (PbUip). 967, 1991 
O'BBooAit (Sttphwi). 7, 8t. 
O'BoACAiXA (CbnrlM), M. 
O'BcBGQs, 4SSL 
O'Cabah (D«b), S09. 
O'Camasa (llMik*). 4tt. 
O'Cwran (Riohard). 187. 81L 
O'Cakbol, Me also II*Ca»wsu. 

(Dnrid), «, 84. 

(Jubm), II. 91. 

(John), 7. 918, m. 

(MMric«). 7. 89. 

(Tboms), 8. 58, 485. 

O'CuMmiiA (FlorcneoX 851. 
0*Colwen7 (IfiehMl), 441. 
O'CoMADra, or <yCoiaiio (Do- 



nat). 5. 



(Derraod), 4561 



O'CoMABCBT (ChriBtiAn), 161. 

(DooAld), 438. 

O'CoMXOB (Bernard). 359. 
O'Connor (Geor^). 347. 

(Eugene). 453. 

O'Conrj (Doonld), 488. 
O'Coreom (Teige), SS. 



O'CoKMACAU (Imac). 459. 47& 

(Thomaa), 460, 461. 

485. 

O'CorBocaio (DnTid)^ 477. 
O'CoBux (Jamet). 489. 
O'CoMftT (BMMdiet). 480, 477. 
O'Coxua (CotmUw). 80. 
O'CoBsn (SiMB). 509. 
O'CoMT (Darid). 87. 
O'Datbaxl. or O'Dali (C), M. 
O'DaToran (C). 500. 

(Mihwiih). 5ia 

O'Dba (CoraolM), 888^ 48% 481^ 

o'Dm (iMoaj«hw). aoa 

000,858. 

O'DonuTT, or ODotbbtt (OU- 

bort). 87. 09L 
ODoMhMb (CiMriM), 987, 808^ 

387. 

(MatfUMD), 8ia 

O DoMvan (Thadj M.), 357. 
Obbai^4*9. 

O'DBUOoix (qwva 7), 990. 
O'Doasar, 990. 
O'DoiBDinuB (David), 488. 
O'DotBH.auiTBA (M. E.), 919. 
O'DovAJi iUOtr), 4. 
O'Dwjor (DavM). 84. 
O'Dwyriek (MaUhew), 485. 
O'EaoDAOi. or 0'Bo>a« (IL), 488. 
O'Fufii (Cormae). 85. 

(Matthew), 351. 

O'Flamaoam. 990. 
O'Flanagao (Eugene), 111. 
O'FLAxanrA, or OTlanua, 65, 

66. 
OTltkh (Diarmit), 85. 
OToGLADA (Maelisa), 5. 
O'Ftnii (Reginald), 251. 
O'Gbbiooidbb ( ), 458. 



540 



INDEX. 



O'Ghonelan (James), 462. 
Ogilby, or Ogleby (Alexander), 

258,281. 
O'Grada, or O'Gbadt (John), 8, 

49, 53. 
O'Grady (Donald), 480, 482. 

(Standish), 418. 

(ThaddsEus), 9& 

O'Griffa (M.), 462. 
O'Hailgenen (M.), 216. 
O'Hamery (Isaac), 86. 
O'Hamibe (Maelisa), 116. 
O'Hanmada (G. M.), 436. 
O'Hakachtain (Maelisa), 85. 
O'Harran (Eugene), 59. 
O'llATHERN (Alan), 437. 
O'Hea (John), 358. 
O'Heda (Felix ?), 162. 
O'Hedian (Richard), 9, 263. 

(WUliam), 89. 

O'Hedian (John), 34, 39, 53. 

(Richard), 53, 263. 

O'Henet (Donald), 4. 

(Charles), 459. 

•^—^— (Cornelius), 459. 

(Matthew), 5. 

O'Henisa (Nicholas), 122. 
O'Herlihy (Thomas), 353. 
O'HiFFERNAN (^neas), 90. 
O'Hiflfernan (Thomas), 238. 
O'HiNALAN (John), 502. 
O'HooAiN (Matthew), 460, 476. 

(Maurice), 460, 480. 

(Thomas), 460, 48a 

(Richard), 462. 

O'Hogtun (Donat), 54. 
O'Honetan (John), 287, 335. 
O'Horan (Donogh), 477. 
O'Houlahan (John), 354. 
(Nicholas), 367. 



O'HcLLECAN (Donald), 5. 

(Laurence), 351. 

■ (Peter), 351. 

O'Hurley (William), 92. 
O'Hynovan (Philip), 287, 323. 
O'Keeffe (Thaddaeus), 310. 
O'Kelly, or Kellt (Ralph), 8. 
O'Kennedy (D.), 459, 485. 
O'Lachnan (Thomas), 344. 
O'Laoenan (Maelisa), 86. 
O'LiATHAiN (Colman), 160. 

O'LlGBAI, 85. 
Ollyffe (John), 424. 
O'LocHLAiN (Congal), 501. 

(Phelim), 502. 

— - — (Richard), ib. 

O'LoNABGAN (Alan), 291. 

■ (Donat), 5, 6. 

(Irad), 462. 

(Thady), 459. 

O'Lonchy (Thomas), 53. 
O'LoNSEC (M.), 161. 
Olpherts (Cornelius), 49. 
O'Maeldcibh (N.), 216. 
O'Mael-blcaio, 160. 
O'Majlvain, 290. 
O'Meara (Dermot), 35. 
O'Meicselbe, 85, 86. 
O'Meicstia, 86. 
O'Melinus (T.), 396. 
O'MiCTHiAN (Walter), 351. 
O'Molony (Donald). 497. 
O'Molowna (Laurence), 480. 
O'Moluchim (David), 344. 
O'MoNGAOH (Matthew), 290. 
O'Moriebtagh (Nehemiah), 290. 
O'Mdgin (Gilla iEda), 216. 
O'Muilcashel (C), 458. 
O'Mdllaly, or Mulxedy (C), 89. 
O'Mulrian (Dermot), 102. 



INDEX. 



541 



O'Mulryan (Thoauu), 98. 

(Thady), 106. 

O'MtnuLT (Jokn), 363. 
O'Murray (Luke), 3ia 
O'McTAN (Mogron), 216. 
O'KcUi (Donald), 404. 

(John T.), 488. 

O'Pbmlxm (E«g«D*). 461. 
O'Bbbacaim (MaeUdtdn), 100. 
Ornuby (Arthur). 414. 

(James W.), 416^ 48A, 48& 

(John B.). 145. 

(WillUm £.), ib. 

(ZMlinrUh),4»i,423, 451. 

453. 
O'Roiiiiii (M.), 486. 
Orioti (WUlUm), 907. 
Oaborn* (ChnriM). 430. 

(CbarlM O.), 4301 

(EsUM).906. 

(QMTg* WUIiam). 48a 

(Richard), 179. 186, 401. 



O'Scanlain (Colman), 317. 
O'Sbuacb (Cellach), 2I& 

(Clerwh), 216. 

(MorierUch), l«a 

(Patrick), 216. 

O'Scmican (Thomas), SM. 
0*8hanny, or O'llany (D.). 50& 
O'Sichechan. or O'Stthcthan (Tho- 
mas), 287, 343. 
O'SlTDBA, 85. 

O'SuLLivAN (Alan), 162, 291. 

(Laorenoe), 290. 

(Maurice), 82, 83, 105, 

287, 291, Sia 
O'SuIleTan (Darid), 287. 
O'Teiob, or O'Thadt (T.), 458. 
O'TicERNACu (Cornelius), 438. 
(Florence), 501. 



Otway (Nicholas). 489. 
Otway (Samuel 1.), 481. 
Owen (Adam), 3M. 

(John), 207. 

(Peter), 37^ 

(Richard). 198, 988. a«^ 

321. 

P. 

PacUafUm (Bernard), 988. 

Padfleia (Join). 4»L 

PagM, or Pfttt (Mark), 917. 961, 

418k 48& 
Pakcaham (HenryX 101. 
Paixubb (William). 16, 986. 
Palliser (John). 815. 
Palmar (Edaoad). 410. 445. 

(Bdiria). 498. 

(Henry). 175. 

(John). 484. 

(Joeeph). 88, 144. 

Pakkbb (John), 275. 

Parker (John), 415. 494, 438; 480. 
456.478,480. 

(Nicholas), 417. 

(Hugh), 430, 44a 

(SUadish O.), 456. 

Parks (Thomas). 901, 911. 
Parr (Henry). 917. 357. 

(Richard). 43. 907. 

PAnar (Edward). 140, 168, 465^ 
Parry (RobertX 16a 
Parsons (Thomas), 450. 
Paske (George). 404. 
Peterson (John), 414, 480; 491. 
Pateick. 290, 376, 503. 
Patrickson (John), 264, 314. 357. 
Paol (Thomas), 38. 

Pat. or Ptb (Adam), 293. 
Payne (Somers), 25a 
Peaooek (Robert), 5ia 



542 



INDEX. 



Peacocke (Thomas), 152. 
Pembroke (Adam), 13a 
Pennefather (John), 51. 
Perceval, Percival, or Persovall 

(Charles), 326, 328, 363. 

(Hugh), 263, 355, 363. 

(William), 54, 94, 496. 

Perry (Edward), 330. 

(Henry P.), 181, 188. 

Persevall (Hugh), 263, 355, 36a 
Peey (William C), 390, 424, 449, 

479. 
Pery (Stacpoole), 420. 
Peter, a Canon, 57, 105. 
Phayre (Emmanuel), 336. 
Pheasant (Jasper), 478. 
Philip, 90, 118,437,43a 
Philip, a Dean, 92, 137, 237. 

a Chancellor, 446. 

Philips, or Phillips (Marmaduke), 

324. 
Philpott (Michael), 277, 368, 483. 
Piercy (Bartholomew), 416. 
Pierson (James), 42a 

(Joseph), ib. 

Pigott (Richard), 262, 283. 
PococKB (Richard), 144. 
PoEB (Robert le), 121, 183, 394. 
Poer (Henry), 97. 
Pomeroy (Arthur), 241, 316, 416. 

(John), 247, 253. 

PoNSONBT (Richard), 474. 
Poole (Jonas M.), 58, 76. 
PooLET (John), 298. 
Potter (Leonard), 414. 

(Robert), 207. 

(Thomas), 65, 140. 

Pottinger (Thomas), 445. 
Powell (Hugh), 511. 
(John). 271, 370. 



Power (Ambrose), 185, 211., 

(Edward), 166. 

Pratt (James), 248, 271. 

(Robert), 277. 

(William), 312, 

Prendergast (Edmund), 186. 

(John), 65, 166. 

(WilUam), 17a 

Preston (Arthur J.), 397. 

(Joseph), lOa 

(Plunket), 60, 74, lOa 

Pkice (Arthur), 19. 

(Thomas), .14. 

Price (Bartholomew), 65, 206, 
396, n. 

(David), 41, 74. 

(Edward), 487, 509. 

(Henry), 37. 

(John), 509. 

Prichard (Thomas), 496. 

Prince (Charles), 40, 100, 146, 193. 
Proctor (Antony), 143, 190. 
Proude (Nicholas), 54. 
Prytherch (Louis), 423. 
Prytherth (Robert), 20a 
PULI.EIN (Samuel), 43, 504. 

(Tobias), 297. 

Pullein (Edward), 209. 
Purcell ( ), 183. 

(James), 65. 

(Richard), 335. 

(Robert), 68. 

Purdon (Edward), 483. 
P0R8ELL (Thomas), 122. 
Pyne (Cornelius), 323, 342. 

(John P. L.), 343. 

Pynsent (Sir Robert), 412, 430. 

Q. 
Qa&rrj (John), 965. 



INDEX. 



543 



Qoajle (Francis), 326, 361. 
Quay trod (Nicholas), SI A. 936. 
QiriN (John), SBI. 
Quin (John), 494. 

(TbomaaX aK» 400, 40ft. 41ft 

Qnoan, or Qnooal* (J X 14A. I90l 

(Ma«ric«). lASw 

(Thomas). 190l 



RadelUb (Jotai). 4ni 

— ^ (SlMB), IM, 945. 

(Tbonaa), 306. 

(WUlUm), 196, 907. 

Raoobo (Patriek), 9901 
Ram (Thoaaas), 936^ 
Raatall (Sunoal). 479. 
Rajmer (Robart), 414. 
Rm (DmnidX 169. 

RSAOB (RolMTt), I19i 

Raade (Join). 74. 

(WlUlam).49a 

RMder (EnoehX 9*. 
(RiekaH). 94. 

(William). S33, 909, 979. 

Rbdb (lb), or Rwva ( WalUrX 6, 

919. 8S3. 
R«le (Jo.). 137, 136. 2&1. 
Rbcdiau), 217, 2S0. 291. 
Raginald, a TrMsarar, 49, 217. 

Ml ArchdaaooB, 250. 

Rbvb (TbotBBB laX HO^ 163, 186, 

48a 
ReTO (John le), 183. 

(Robert le), M. 

(Walter le), 137. 

Rerett (Thomas), 412. 
Roymund, a Dcao, 393. 
Reynolds (Edward), 412, 481. 



KicuARO, 121, 181^911^961. 
Richard, an ArehdaBeoa, 168. 
Rieharda (Join), 449. 
Riokard (8oBtkwdl), S19. 331. 

346. 
RiDBB,.or Rtoib (JokB)» 469. 
RUands (PeCar). 404, 49R 
Roam (J«bnX 467. 
■okbhM (Joaapk F.). 499. 
Robbbt, 117. 351. 
Robert, aa ArekiaBMs, 4ia 
Robarta (Raadalpk), 999. 
(TboMB). 947. 967. 991. 

98ft. 
■oWbw (CkBrlaa), 79l 

(yoljMui), lb. 

(Rkkard). Ik 

(TkoauaXftU. 

(WUliaa). 9S6. 

Roam (Oaorf*). & 

(JokB). 161; 179» 9lfll 966. 

(MUv), 107. 

(WUIIaa), 991, 9991 

Rock* (OaorgB). 9ftl, 40^ «IOl 

498.440^491. 

(Joha), 196^ 907. 

(PBtriek), 9ftl. 

(RIdMH). 906. 966. 416. 

498. 

(Robert), 9ftl. 

(WUUaai). 818. 410. 



RocKVOBT (Manriea), 379. 
RoAbn (Riekard), 258, 385. 
Roger, an Archdeacon, 188. 

Roger* ( ), 42a 

(Sansel G.). 285. 

(William). 328, 347. 

ROOBBNBD, or ROCOBBAD 

8a 92. 
Roghcncd (John), lOI. 



(W.), 



544 



INDEX. 



Roland, a Dean, 34. 
RONAN, 160. 

Roper (William), 190, 207. 
Roscrea (See of), 476. 
Rose (William), 424. 
Royso (Henry), 421 . 

(Thomas), 421. 

RuFCS, or Le Rede (Walter), 8. 
Rugge (Henry), 277, 310, 327, 329, 
345, 370. 

(John), 277, 328, 345. 

RcPE (de), see Roche. 
Russell (Henry), 408. 

(Roger), 165. 

(Thomas), 245, 253, 266, 



272, 357. 
Rdssin, 216. 
Ryan (Cornelius), 477. 

(Donald), 111. 

(Dooogh), 92. 

(John), 408. 

(Philip), 185, 198, 210. 

(Thomas), 98, 99, 430. 

Ryder (Henry), 249, 264, 467. 
(John), 470. 

Ryder (John), 171, 315. 332. 

(Thomas), 322, 326, 331. 

(William), 274, 320. 

Ryland (Richard), 151, 201. 

(Richard H.), 148, 190. 

Ryves (Jerome), 478. 



S. 

Sadleir (Henry), 109. 

(Henry E.), 334. 

Sairt (Airthri), 216. 
Salis (Henry J. de), 416. 
Sail (Andrew), 44. 
Sampson (Antony), 428. 



Sampson (Arthur), 429. 

(Edward), 453. 

(Latimer), 421. 

Sandford (Daniel), 315. 
Sandes (Stephen C), 31, 475. 
Sandes (Henry), 445. 
Sandiford (Henry), 246, 248, 326, 
334, 368. 

(James), 332. 

Sandoz (Daniel), 190. 
Sargent (Abram), 62. 

(Joseph), 418. 

Saurin (James), 242. 
Saxton (George), 419. 
Sayers (Arthur), 274. 
(Edward), 315. 



Scampe (Hugh), 370. 
Scardeville (Henry), 311, 361. 
Scholefield (Nicholas), 282. 
Scholes (Jacob), 456. 
Scott (John), 63, 171. 
Scroggs (William), 281. 
Scurlag, or Scurlock (John), 403. 

(Richard), 251. 

Seals of Bishops, Chapters, Deans, 
&c., 1, 2, 7, 32, 33, 82, 88, 92, 
114, 135, 138, 163, 164, 165, 182, 
213, 237, 250, 286, 309, 348, 354, 
372, 380, 393, 433, 457, 476, 500, 
505. 
Sectabbath, 84. 
Segda (Philip), 287, 288, 309. 
Selbach, or O'Selbach, 216. 
Senan(St.), 431. 
Senchai, or Seanchaib, 84. 
Serbbethac, 85. 
Serjeant (John), 429. 
Sesse (Robert), 311, 338, 345. 
Scton (Alexander), 454. 
Seymour (John), 60, 97, 99, 112. 



INDEX. 



545 



ShadweU (Edward). 611. 
Shaw, or Sluwe (JobD), 34A. 
8luw« (Robmrt), Sid. 
8bMr«s (ChristopbOT). iSa 
ahaoBiVh (OuMX flOS. AML 
flMpbwd, or ShappMil ( Joha). 40«, 

409. 49B. 451. 408. 481. 

(TiMMnM), 47. 68, 187. 

Shbbioak (Patrick). SOO. 
Sborioek (ThoaM), 149. 
Skonrla, or fl bM rr oB (TkoaM), 

179L 
SoBTii (Maitlww), 829, flS. 
8hiri«7 (Joha), 331. 
8hirtoo (Robort). 975, 364. 
Short (Loeaa). 370. 
SiBTBORP (Robort). 364. 304. 
Sibtborp (Robort). 483. 
BiBOoeki (Tbonas). 311. 3201 345. 
Blaobir iQ*orf), 489, 491. 
SiogWtOB (William do), 48ft. 
SuDor (Rofcr), 922, 930^ 90S. 
Sklddj (Richard). 9S7, 98^. 

(Rofw), 980. 895. 

Slamb (Philip oO. 9I& 
Slaaghtory. or Slattory (Thomas), 

104. 
SloaUr (Mattb«w). 847. 
Skitb (John). 396. 
Smith, aoo abo SayfA. 

(Brabaaoo). 430. 

(Daniel), 990. 

(Goorge), 330. 

(Hart), 98S. 30a 

(HoMkiah). 88. 

(John). 74, 9*9^ 964, 364, 

400,450,453. 

(William), 499. 

Smtth (Thomaa). 63. 93. 397. 
Smyth, sec also Smith. 



Snjtfa (Charloo), 499. 

(HoDry), 419. 

(JobaX 74, 499. 

(LaMriot), 108, 335. 315. 

(Philip). 99& 

(ThemasX 185, 190, 330^ 

S4a 

(Uiohar), 988. 

(WtUlam), 900V 987, 89S^ 

336, 401. 49a 443L 
Snary (John). 955. 
Sasix (Thoasas). 70, 190. 

(WUUiuB), 143, 190^ 907. 

•tOIo (Thomas), 980^ 986. 
(Jamm). 109. 
8o«lhw«n (RIehaH). 186, 404. 441. 
Sowdsa (Joha). 415, 417, 49Bl 
SrAMtfofto (TbomasX 190l 
Spoaecr. or apsassr (NathaaaoIX 

157, 197. 
gpkor (Alosaador), 477. 

(DaablX 197. 

Spratt (Dercrmu). 111. 895, 446. 
Sprlo* (Kathaaad), 414. 
S^olre, or Sqoiros (George), 77. 

(Thoaus). 814. 

Stack (John). 486. 
Stack (Oeaae), 344, 864. 

(William), 4flO. 

Staepoole (WUIiam H.), 507. 
Stanhope (Arthur), 140. 155. 184. 
Stannard (Robert), 184. 
Staanos (James), 356. 
SUpletop (William). 34. 
SUreley (Robert). 411. 
SUwell (John L.). 485. 
8TBBBX (John), 102, 401. 439, 448, 

503. 
(William), 252, 818. 439, 

441.448. 



4a 



546 



INDEX. 



Steerc, or Steeres (John), 41)4. 

(Richard), 416. 

(William), 455. 

St. Eloy (Henry), 266. 
Stephen, 117. 
Stephens (John), 174, 493. 
Stephenson (George), 507. 

(William), 67, 188. 

Sterne (James), 315. 
Stewart (Charles M.), 347. 

(Henry), 364. 

(James), 250, 276. 

(Thomas O.), 418. 

(Walter), 445. 

St. George (Arthur), 356. 

(Thomas), 485. 

St. John (John), 402. 

. (Geoffry), 403, 404. 

St. Lawrancb (Thomas), 235, 

242. 
St. Lawrance (Edward), 250, 258, 

362. 

(Robert K.), 360. 

(Thomas), 285, 328, 

366,36a 
St. Leger (James), 320. 
Stock (Joseph), 134, 191. 
Stokes (Gabriel), 147, 191. 
Stone (Henry), 344. 
Stopfobd (Edward), 309. 

(James), 301, 487. 

(Thomas), 234, 479. 

Stopford^ (James), 258, 2G6, 

333. 

(Joseph), 334. 

(William), 346. 

Stort (Joseph), 469. 
Story (Charles), 429. 

(George W.), 397- 

(Richard), 429. 



Stowell (Jonah), 361. 
Strene, or Sterne? (James), 315. 
Striker (Thomas), 310. 
Stringer (Robert), 209. 
Stritche (Andrew), 395. 
Strode (George), 326, 333. 
Strong (Christopher), 400. 
Stuart (Alexander), 363. 
Studdart (George), 401, 416. 

(John), 481. 

(Maurice), 494. 

Sturton, or Shirton? (Robert), 275, 

354. 
Sullivan (Daniel), 210. 
(John), 365. 

(William), 368. 

Sutton (Henry), 396. 
SwAFHAM (John de), 292. 
Swan (BelUnghara), 284. 
Sweeny (Charles), 75. 
Swete (Benjamin), 273. 

Swiny, or Sweeny (S.), 41, 47, 64. 
Symcocks (Thomas), 329. 
Symes, or Symmes (Andrew), 272, 

274, 281, 357, 366. 

. — (James), 64. 

(John), 203. 

Stnoe (Edward), 228, 295. 299, 

337, 385, 440. 
(George), 257, 293. 

(Nicholas), 471. 

Synge (Edward), 264, 337, 342, 
487,498. 

(Charles). 331. 

(Francis), 361. 

(George), 256, 323. 

(Richard), 252, 256, 358, 



363. 



(Samuel), 261, 277,487. 
origin of the name, 293, n. 



INDEX. 



547 



Tanner (John), 27B. 
Taxatiuu of ArdfMrt, 4aS^«85. 

Cubal. % 8. 

Clojn^ 9B6-9B0. 

Cork,21S. 

Emly, 82. 83. 

Kiir«nor«.Ml. 

KUUloe, 457. 468. 

Limerick, 37S-S75. 

LUnor*. \56, 1A9. 

Bom. S4a 

Watmford. 115. lid. 

Tajl«r, Taylor, or T»jloar(brMrl), 

ai5. 
Tvmple. or TenpMt (John). 197, 

314. 
Tbnkisom (WUIuub), 937- 
Tcniy, or Teoly (lUrtia). 85S. 
Tbaot, aS'i. 462. 
Tboma*. 162; 17a 
ThomM. • Dmub, a3» 441. 
' aa Arehd—roo, 52. 

a PraMantor. 898. 

aCaaoa,51S. 

(Datid). in. 

(Edward). 185. IM. 20a 

(FraneU 8.), 67, 74. 

(0«orgo). 51. 

(John). S2a 428. 

(WalUw). 41. 51. 74, 486. 

(Wniam), 259, S29L 

Thompson (John), IU7, IOOl 

— : (Mango N.). 64. 6a 

(Patrick), 823. 

(William;, 254. 

TaoaNBOBOH (John), 382. 
Thorpe (GerraM), 140. 



Thorabie (Francis), 334 
Tieman (Terence), 15, n. 
Tindall (John), 281. 

(Thomas), 42& 

TuxKT, or Trman (Dominie). 221, 

S88. 
Tirry (David). 341. 
TlMlall (ritxgoraldj, 284. 857- 

(Michael), 278, 284. 362. 

Todd (John). 85. 179l 

Tom (JohaX 267. 276; 867, 421 
Tomlinsoa (DaaM). 482. 
ToiiaoM (Ludlow), 475. 
ToaoBsioa, 377. 
Torreiw (Thomaa H.), 985. 
ToaaiROTOM (PbHip). 9l 
Torway (John). 276; 891. 
TtymumAM (Robflrt P.), 41. 478. 
Tovey (Jamaa). 481 
TowaMod (Chambrt C), 865. 
(Edward 8), 882: 

(Horatio), 274, 821. 865. 

(PhUip). 961. 

(Richard). 882, 842, 860. 

(Thooaa 8.). 142, 172. 

TftATBM (Robert). 4501 
Trarera (Boyle), 90. 

(John). 336. 

(Joseph). 315. 

Tbbmcu (Power). 134. 
Trench (Charles le P.). 148. 

(Frederick), 99. 

— — — (William), is misprinted 

FreacA, at pp. 484 and 512. 
Troosdeil (James), 510. 
Tackey (Brodrick), 260. 
(Charles), 181, 210, 481. 

(Thomas), 211, 27a 

TmsTiOB, or Tostids, 110. 
Tunnadinc (John), 410. 410, 429. 



548 



INDEX. 



Turvin (Baptist), 59, 62, 
Twenbrooke (John), 494, 511. 
Twigge (WUliam), 407, 420, 482. 

U. V. 

Valle (John de), 437. 

(Stephen de), 379, 394. 

Valle (Richard de), 405. 

(William de), 287, 313. 

Vandeleur (John), 491. 
Vaughan (Richard P.), 112. 
Veale (William), 345. 
Vesey (John), 240, 316, 386, 416. 

(Sir Thomas), 468. 

Vesey (Arthur), 483. 

(John), 261, 334, 418, 512. 

— (Muschamp), 481. 

(Theodore), 269, 340, 412. 

Vicars Choral of Ardfert, 455. 

Cashel, 71. 

Cloyne, 344. 

Cork, 279. 

Emly, 113. 

Lismore, 206. 

— — Ross, 369. 

Waterford, 157. 



Vigors (Louis), 359. 
Visitation of the Archbishop of 
Cashel, 30. 

Archdeacon of 

Cashel, ib. 

ntagh (Dermit), 49. 

Ultan (St.), 212. 

Underwood (Richard), 168. 

Vowell (Christopher), 334, 345. 

Upton (Ambrose), 511. 

W. 

Wace (William), 117, 137. 



Wade (Edward), 207, 333. 

(James), 345. 

Waggett (Thomas), 364. 
Waglin (Christopher B.), 75. 
Walden (Hugh de), 42. 
Walker (Hoyenden), 201, 202. 

• (Richard), 509. 

(Thomas), 431. 

Walkington (John), 202. 
Wall (Benjamin), 282. 

(Garrett), 51, 103. 

Wallensis (Laurence F.), 105. 
Waller (William), 262. 
Walleys (Richard le), 88. 
Walleys (David le), 137, 344. 
Wallington (Hugh), 150, 200. 
Wallis (Robert), 491, 492. 

(Thomas), 141. 

Walsh (Patrick), 123, 138. 

(Richard), 88. 

Walsh (James), 347. 

(John), 63, 238. 

(Patrick), 74. 

(Raphael), 408. 

(William), 166. 

Walter, 11 7, 118. 

Walter, an Archdeacon, 151. 

a Canon, 454. 

Wandesford (Michael), 395. 
Warbdrton (Charles M.), 306, 

391, 499. 
Warburton (Charles), 402. 

(George), 489, 498. 

(John), 285. 347. 400, 

445. 
Ward (Michael), 169. 
Ward (Antony), 50. 

- (James), 312. 

- (William), 33a 
Wardlaw (John), 400, 418. 



INDEX. 



549 



Wamrr (Simon), 421. 
Warren (Edward). 03, 98. 

(Jochiu). 965, 496L 

(Riebwd), 8M. 

\Vat«rhoiiM (P*t«rX a«6k 9BS, SSS. 

(TlMMnM).M«. 

Watkbs, or Db l*Eao (EoiUm), 

379, am. 

Wat«r« (Philip). 3M. 
WaUon (Arthur V.). 448. 

(Henry). il4. 

(John), 177. 

(WUliam), 481. 489. 

WatU (Uenrjr), 51. 
(WiUUn). 6a 

Way (ThoMU). 191, 8S7. 977. 
Wbu (OMirgo), 984. 
W»bl», or Wobbo (BMchM). 107. 
396, 453, 48a 

(JohD)i 967. »1, 315. 

(Rlehard), 266; 97a 

WeokM (Edward). 973. 
WMka (JuoM). 9491 
Welborae (WilUajB). 189. 
Wold (John). 330. 

(Jooqtb). 97a 399. 

Woldon (Robert). 484. 
Wnurso (Nicholas), 119, 137. 
Wetland (WiUiam). 339. 
Went, qoare Wert (John) ? 310. 
WorawmM (WUliamX 1^ 
West (Mtfk), 366. 
Westby (Thomas). 144. 
Wostnore (Thomas). 344. 
Weatropp (Cecil), 421. 

(John), 511. 

(Thomas). 415. 

Wbtbmhall (Edward). 239. 253. 
Wetenhall (John) 253, 306. 
Wothcrby (John), 37. 94, 102. 



WBTHBBaB*D(Thomas), 124,252, 

S1& 
WbMkr (Olirer). 51. 00, 106. 
Whrthaa (John). 171. 254. 
WnrooHBa (John). 2L). 5M. 
Wmnm (Gooffry), 217. 
Wklta^ or Whyte (Barth.). 496. 

(H«ry),10l. 

(P«««rX 13a 

(Pntriek). 143. 194. 197. 

(8ti>ph«i), 149^ 18a 

(Tbomaa), 971. 979, 983. 

(WUUam), 70, 50G, 513. 

WbUMtOM (Fruieis). 497- 
WUtl^ (John). 483. 
WlrittiaghMB (Htunphrey). 44('. 
Wanrocs (John), 999, 310. 
WhiUy (EdwardX 490. 

(Hmry). 499. 

-.; (John). 76, lOa 493. 512. 

(IrrlBo). 491. 

Whyto (WiUUm). 137. 
WidMhuB (Duiid). 405. 
(TboBM). 404. 419, 

493.429. 
Wight (Edward). 407. 421. 
(RiehartlK 4*i7. 4lii 4N. 

419L 

(William,. *JU. 

WUeoz (Thomas). 961. 393. 893. 
WUkina (Richard), 489. 4U5. 

(Somaer), 508. 

Wilkinson (John R.), 347- 
(Thomas), 203. 



wuxiAx. 86, ea 

William, an Archdeacon, 102, 152, 

360. 
a Canon, 105. 



WUliams (James). 445, 451. 455. 
(Richard), 3 12. 



4b 



550 



INDEX. 



Williams (William), 34. 
Williamson (Caesar), 36. 

(Hugh), 365. 

(William C), 248, 265. 

Willis (Thomas G.), 431. 

(William N.), 431. 

Wilson (James), 236. 

(Nathanael), 387. 

Wilson (Hugh), 493. 

(Robert), 202, 275, 277, 

401, 446, 490. 

(Samuel), 446. 

(Thomas), 43, 54, 167, 335, 



444. 

Wilton (Thomas), 446. 
Winning (Stephen), 366. 
Winter, or Wynter (Thomas), 50, 

143, 173, 310. 
Winterborne (Nicholas), 249; 277, 

360, 363. 
Witter (Daniel), 442, 467. 
Wodeforde, or Woodford (Thos.) 

165, 394. 

(Nicholas de), 408. 

Wogan (Morgan), 73. 
Wolfe (Maurice), 101. 
Wood, or Woode (Edward), 334. 
Woodford (Nicholas of), 408. 

(Thomas of), 165, 394. 

Wooding (Richard), 432. 



Woodroflfe (John), 47. 

(John Neve), 248, 200. 

— (Samuel), 246, 278, 

368. 
Woods (Richard), 211. 
WooDWABD (Richard), 302. 
Woodward (Richard),324,333,342. 
Worth (Edward), 239, 466. 
Worth (James), 365. 

(John), 492. 

Wray (Jackson), 509. 
Wright (Joseph), 274. 

(Philip), 207. 

(Thomas), 268. 

Wrixon (John), 283. 

(Nicholas), 340. 

Wyatt (Philip), 166. 

(William), 417. 

Wye (Richard), 292. 
Wyght (Thomas), 327- 
Wynne (Arthur), 145, 176. 
Wyse (John), 282. 

Wttteb, or Witter (D.), 442, 

467. 

Y. 

Yew trees in Ireland, 78, n. 

Y Mololuchi (Robert), 434, 455. 

Yorke (John), 506. 

Young, or Younge (Hercules), 202. 

(William), 492. 



TUK END. 



I 









UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO 












; LIBRARY 


■♦-> 

i i 






J 


1 • 3 


fit 




Do not / 


r-i r-t 

o o ♦ 

m4 .-I 

u: o 

> 




u 

i 

C 




re move / 


• 

.rH C 

U) I. 

CO • 

JO 


< 
r. 




the rnrH 
from this \ 








\ 


u -^ 

C 03 






Pocket. \^^ 


otton,] 

ti ecc' 


< 






b 0) 
9 r 


Acne LOtrmry Cmr4 Poclc«t 

Voder l'»t. "1 

- : 1 




J