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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, Edward Allworthy (1900–1978), ornithologist and Church of England clergyman, was born at Corlea, Lowwood, Belfast, on 8 October 1900, the younger child and only son of Hamilton Armstrong, manufacturer's agent, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Susan, daughter of Dr Samuel W. Allworthy...

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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

Reviser David Huddleston

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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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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Bernard [Barnard], Nicholas (d. 1661), Church of England and Church of Ireland clergyman, was admitted pensioner at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, on 24 May 1617. He graduated BA early in 1621, and proceeded MA and became a fellow of the college in 1624. That year he met ...

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Berwick, Edward (b. 1753/4, d. in or after 1819), 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...

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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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Blakeney, Richard Paul (1820–1884), Church of England clergyman, was born in co. Roscommon on 2 June 1820, the son of Richard Blakeney, a Royal Marines officer, and his wife, Susan Maria, elder daughter of John Purdon of Low Park, co. Roscommon. His father's family came originally from ...

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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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Clogie, Alexander (1614–1698), Church of England clergyman and biographer, was born in Scotland and may have attended Trinity College, Dublin. He was admitted to holy orders by Bishop William Bedell of Kilmore in 1636 and collated to the vicarage of Dyne, co. Cavan...

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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' was subsequently employed as a schoolmaster at ...

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Croly, George (1780–1860), writer and Church of England clergyman, was born in Dublin on 17 August 1780, the son of Robert Croly, a physician there. Of his ancestry, sources mention only a family long settled in northern Ireland, characterizing Croly himself as '...

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George Croly (1780–1860) by William Brockedon, 1832 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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G. C. Boase

Reviser David Huddleston

Daunt, Achilles (1832–1878), dean of Cork, was born at Rincurran, near Kinsale, co. Cork, on 23 August 1832, the eldest son of Achilles Daunt (d. 1871) of Tracton Abbey, co. Cork, and Mary, third daughter of John Isaac Heard, MP for Kinsale...

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B. H. Blacker

Reviser William Gibson

Davies, Rowland (1649–1721), dean of Cork, was born at Gille Abbey, near Cork, the son of Rowland Davies, a customs officer of Bandon, co. Cork, and Mary Smith (née Scudamore). He was descended from an ancient Herefordshire family and, having received his early education in ...

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Patrick Delany (1685/66–1768) by Andrea Soldi, 1750s © reserved