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Ashe, St George (1658–1718), Church of Ireland bishop of Derry and scholar, was born at Castle Strange, co. Roscommon, on 3 March 1658, the second of the three sons of Thomas Ashe, who belonged to a Wiltshire family that had settled in Ireland...

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Dowden, John (1840–1910), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Edinburgh and scholar, was born on 29 June 1840 at Cork, the fifth of the five surviving children of John Wheeler Dowden (1799–1891), linen draper, and his wife, Alicia Bennett (d. 1869), daughter of John Barter Bennett...

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Hooper, George (1640–1727), bishop of Bath and Wells and scholar, was born on 18 November 1640 at Grimley, Worcestershire, the son of George Hooper, of a lesser landed gentry family, and his wife, Joan, daughter of Edmund Giles of White Ladies Aston, Worcestershire...

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George Hooper (1640–1727) by Thomas Hill, 1723 Christ Church, Oxford

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Ussher, James (1581–1656), Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh and scholar, was born in Nicholas Street, Dublin, on 4 January 1581, the fifth of ten children of Arland Ussher (d. 1598), one of the clerks of chancery, and his wife, Margaret (...

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James Ussher (1581–1656) by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1654 private collection