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Agar, Charles, first earl of Normanton (1736–1809), Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin, the third son of Henry Agar, MP for Gowran, co. Kilkenny, Ireland, and Anne Ellis, daughter of Welbore Ellis (1661/2–1734), bishop of Meath, and Diana Briscoe, was born on 22 December 1736 at ...

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Alexander, William (1824–1911), archbishop of Armagh, was born in Derry on 13 April 1824. His father, Robert Alexander, rector of Termoneeney, Derry, at the time, later to be prebendary of Aghadowey, Derry, was a nephew of Nathanael Alexander, bishop of Meath, and great-nephew of ...

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William Alexander (1824–1911) by Charles Napier Kennedy, 1894 © The Deanery, Londonderry; photograph © Ulster Museum. Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of the Trustees of the National Museums & Galleries of Northern Ireland

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Armstrong, John Ward (1915–1987), Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh, was born in Belfast on 30 September 1915, the eldest of four sons (there were no daughters) of John Armstrong, a Belfast corporation official, and his wife, Elizabeth Ward. While attending Belfast Royal Academy...

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Lord John George de la Poer Beresford (1773–1862) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1829 private collection. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Beresford, Lord John George de la Poer (1773–1862), Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh, was a younger son of George de la Poer Beresford, second earl of Tyrone and first marquess of Waterford (1735–1800), and his wife, Elizabeth née Monck (c.1741–1816)...

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Beresford, Marcus Gervais (1801–1885), Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh, was second son of George De la Poer Beresford, bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh, and of Frances, daughter of Gervais Parker Bushe, and niece of Henry Grattan. He belonged to a family 'connected for generations with the highest dignity and power in the civil and ecclesiastical administration of Ireland' (...

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Bernard, John Henry (1860–1927), Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin and college head, was born on 27 July 1860 at Sooree, Beerbohm, Bengal, the eldest of the three children (one brother who died in infancy and one sister) of William Frederick Bernard (1825–1863)...

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Bolton, Theophilus (1677/8–1744), Church of Ireland archbishop of Cashel, was born in co. Mayo, Ireland. Nothing is known of his parentage or schooling but by 1695 he was a scholar of Trinity College, Dublin, from where he graduated BA in 1698 and MA in 1701. He was ordained deacon in the diocese of ...

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Boulter, Hugh (1672–1742), Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh, was born in London on 4 January 1672, the son of John Boulter of the parish of St Katharine Cree, London. He entered Merchant Taylors' School, London, on 11 September 1685, matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford...