1-8 of 8 results  for:

  • antiquarianism x
  • Religion and belief x
  • Church of Ireland x
Clear all

Article

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...

Article

Dowling, Thady (1543/4–1628), ecclesiastical administrator and antiquary, was probably a native of Laois, where the O'Dowlins or Dowlings were a landholding sept. Most of what is known of his life is derived from the brief autobiographical memoir (dated 12 March 1602) which was enclosed with his account of the Irish sees. His family, who were '...

Article

Lyon, John (1710–1790), Church of Ireland clergyman and antiquary, was the son of John Lyon, a blacksmith or ironmonger, and his wife, Sarah; who lived at the poorer end of Stephen Street in Dublin; he was probably born and was baptized on 5 October 1710 at ...

Image

Jeremiah Milles (1714–1784) by Nathaniel Dance Society of Antiquaries of London

Article

Milles, Jeremiah (1714–1784), antiquary and dean of Exeter, was born on 29 January 1714 at Highclere, Hampshire, the third son of Jeremiah Milles (bap. 1672, d. 1746) [see under Milles, Isaac (1638-1720)], vicar of Duloe, Cornwall, and his wife, Mary (1678/9–1756)...

Image

William Nicolson (1655–1727) by W. Miln, 1891 (after unknown artist, c. 1715–20) reproduced by permission of the Provost and Fellows of the Queen's College, Oxford

Article

Nicolson, William (1655–1727), Church of Ireland bishop of Derry and antiquary, was born on Whitsunday, 3 June 1655—according to local tradition, in the porch of the parish church of Great Orton, Cumberland. His father, Joseph Nicolson (1622/3–1686), was a time-serving clergyman of varied intellectual interests, who had been installed in the living of ...

Article

Reeves, William (1815–1892), antiquary and bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore, was the eldest child of Boles D'Arcy Reeves (d. 1852), an attorney, and his wife, Mary (d. 1832), fourth daughter of Captain Jonathan Bruce Roberts, who fought at the battle of ...