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Adair, Archibald (d. 1647), Church of Ireland bishop of Waterford and Lismore, was the fourth son of Ninian Adair (fl. 1588), laird of Kinhilt in Galloway, and Catherine Agnew of Lochnaw, also in Galloway. He matriculated at St Andrews University in 1593 and graduated MA in 1596. He appears to have been presented to the vicarage of ...

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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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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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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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Andrews, George (d. 1648), Church of Ireland bishop of Ferns and Leighlin, was born in Daventry, Northamptonshire, the son of Thomas Andrews of Daventry and Jane, 'daughter of Mr Belson of London' (Visitations); his brother, Eusebius, was father of ...

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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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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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Atherton, John (1598–1640), Church of Ireland bishop of Waterford and Lismore, was the son of John Atherton (c.1560–1609?), rector of Bawdrip in Somerset, where Atherton was probably born. He both matriculated and graduated BA at Gloucester Hall, Oxford, in 1617 and took an MA from ...

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Babington, Brute (d. 1611), Church of Ireland bishop of Derry, came from Cheshire. He entered Christ's College, Cambridge, on 17 June 1572, graduated BA in 1576 (incorporating at Oxford on 15 July 1578), and MA in 1579 (as a member of St John's College...

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Ronald Bayne

revised by Robert Brown

Barclay, Joseph (1831–1881), bishop of Jerusalem, was born on 12 August 1831 near Strabane in co. Tyrone, Ireland, the son of John Barclay (d. 1845), gentleman, and his wife, Rebecca Brandon (d. 1874). His parents were of Scottish extraction, and he had two sisters. He was educated at a school in ...

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Thompson Cooper

revised by J. Falvey

Barnard, Thomas (bap. 1727, d. 1806), bishop of Limerick, was born in Surrey and baptized at Esher, Surrey, on 22 February 1727, the elder son of Dr William Barnard (1696/7–1768), bishop of Derry, and Anne Stone (d. 1782), sister of the Irish primate ...

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Thompson Cooper

revised by Philip Carter

Barnard, William (1696/7–1768), Church of Ireland bishop of Derry, was born at Clapham, Surrey, the son of John Barnard, a lawyer. He entered Westminster School in 1713, and, aged twenty, was elected in 1717 to a scholarship at Trinity College, Cambridge. He graduated BA (1721), MA (1724), and DD (1740). He became a minor fellow of ...

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Bedell, William (bap. 1572, d. 1642), Church of Ireland bishop of Kilmore, was baptized on 14 January 1572 at Black Notley, Essex, where he was born, the second of three sons among six children of John Bedell (d. 1600), yeoman, and Elizabeth Aliston or Elliston (...

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W. P. Courtney

revised by Alan R. Acheson

Bennet, William (1746–1820), bishop of Cloyne and antiquary, was born in the Tower of London on 4 March 1746, the son of Robert Bennet. He was educated at Harrow School, where he made the acquaintance of Dr Samuel Parr, Gilbert Wakefield, and Sir John Parnell...

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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 '...

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George Berkeley (1685–1753) by John Smibert, 1730 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Berkeley, George (1685–1753), Church of Ireland bishop of Cloyne and philosopher, was born at or near Kilkenny on 12 March 1685. His father, William Berkeley (d. in or after 1734), who later held a military commission, was a gentleman farmer descended from a ...

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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)...