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Amyraut, Paul (b. 1600/01), Church of Ireland clergyman, was of German birth and attended Heidelberg and Oxford universities. According to Gisbert Voetius he emigrated to England about 1618. He matriculated from Exeter College, Oxford, on 17 December 1619 aged eighteen, but did not take a degree. On 10 January 1623 he was licensed to teach grammar in the diocese of ...

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Armstrong, Nicholas (1801/2–1879), Church of Ireland clergyman and apostle of the Catholic Apostolic church, was born in Moyaliffe, co. Tipperary, in late 1801, or early 1802, the son of John Armstrong and Frances Doolan. He was educated at Mr Carrol's school and at ...

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John Westby-Gibson

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Ashe, Jonathan (b. 1766), Church of Ireland clergyman and freemason, was born at Limerick, the son of Jonathan Ashe. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, on 26 March 1783, took his BA in 1787, and became BD and DD in 1808. He was ordained a deacon in the ...

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Baird, John (d. 1804), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster and Church of Ireland clergyman, a native of Paisley, Renfrewshire, was educated at Edinburgh University, and in 1763 was ordained by the Edinburgh presbytery for a congregation in the Isle of Man...

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Daniel Augustus Beaufort (1739–1821) by unknown artist, c. 1800–05 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Beaufort, Daniel Augustus (1739–1821), Church of Ireland clergyman and cartographer, was the eldest son of the Revd Daniel Cornelius de Beaufort (1700–1788) and his wife, Esther Gougeon. The elder Beaufort was born at Wesel in Westphalia, the seventh child of Count Francis de Beaufort...

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Berwick, Edward (1753–1820), Church of Ireland clergyman and writer, was born in co. Down, the son of Duke Berwick. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, on 12 June 1770, aged sixteen, and gained a scholarship in 1773. Berwick came to notice in the following year through his successful resistance to certain arbitrary regulations of the new college provost, ...

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Blacker, George Dacre (1791–1871), Church of Ireland clergyman, was the elder son of James Blacker, a Dublin magistrate, and was born in Dublin. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, in 1806, was elected a scholar in 1809, and proceeded BA in 1811 and MA in 1858. He was for several years curate of ...

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B. C. Skottowe

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Boyd, Henry (1748/9–1832), translator and Church of Ireland clergyman, was born in Dromore, co. Antrim, the son of Charles Boyd, a farmer. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (BA 1776), before becoming a priest. In 1785 he published a two-volume translation of ...

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Campbell, Thomas (1733–1795), Church of Ireland clergyman and traveller, was born on 4 May 1733 at Glack, co. Tyrone, the eldest son of Moses Campbell, curate to the archdeacon of Armagh and afterwards rector of the parish of Killeshill, and Elizabeth Johnston of ...

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Corbet, John (1603–1641), religious polemicist and Church of Scotland and Church of Ireland minister, was probably born in the Gorbals, Glasgow, the son of William Corbet, a portioner of the city. He graduated MA from Glasgow University in 1623, and as 'a Person of Good learning...

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B. H. Blacker

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Dickinson, Charles (1792–1842), Church of Ireland clergyman, was born in Cork in August 1792, the youngest son of sixteen children of Charles Dickinson, an Englishman originally from Cumberland, and his wife, whose maiden name was Austen, of an old Cork family. He was a precocious child, and his aptitude for mathematics was already apparent when he was only five or six years old. He entered ...

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J. H. Bernard

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Dickinson, Hercules Henry (1827–1905), Church of Ireland clergyman, was the youngest son of Charles Dickinson (1792–1842), afterwards bishop of Meath, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham Russell, of Limerick. He was born at Dublin on 14 September 1827. Two brothers, Charles and John Abraham...

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Elrington, Charles Richard (1787–1850), Church of Ireland clergyman and educationist, was born in Molesworth Street, Dublin, on 25 March 1787, the elder of the two sons of Thomas Elrington (1760–1835), bishop of Leighlin and Ferns, and Charlotte, the daughter of Plunket Preston, rector of ...

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Gilbert, Claudius, the elder (d. 1696?), Church of Ireland clergyman, is of unknown parents and background. He entered St Catharine's College, Cambridge, as a pensioner in 1642, and graduated BA in 1648. He appears next in Ireland, as a preacher paid by the state in the important garrison of ...

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Goodman, James (1828–1896), Church of Ireland clergyman and music collector, was born on 22 September 1828 at Ballyameen, Dingle, co. Kerry, third of the nine children of Revd Thomas Chute Goodman (bap. 1793, d. 1864) and his wife, Mary, née Gorham, of ...

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Graves, Richard Hastings (1791–1877), Church of Ireland clergyman and theological writer, was the eldest son of Richard Graves (1763–1829), dean of Ardagh, and his wife, Elizabeth Mary Drought. Robert James Graves was his brother. He was born in co. Dublin. He entered Trinity College, Dublin...

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Hales, William (1747–1831), Church of Ireland clergyman and scientific writer, born on 8 April 1747, was the son of Samuel Hales, who was for many years curate and preacher at the cathedral church of Cork. He was educated by his maternal uncle, James Kingston...

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Hamilton, Andrew (d. 1691?), Church of Ireland clergyman, was of unknown parents. The Hamiltons were a cluster of interrelated and influential protestant Scots-Irish settler families in the Enniskillen area from the 1630s onwards. Dozens of Hamiltons were active in the locality, at least six being members of the local clergy, and so the identification of ...