Bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh

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The Bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh was the Ordinary of the Church of Ireland diocese of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh, comprising the southern part of County Galway and a small area of County Roscommon, Republic of Ireland.

History[edit]

Roland Lynch, Bishop of Kilmacduagh, held the see of Clonfert "in commendam" from 1602 until his death in 1625; thereafter the sees of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh were united. Under the Church Temporalities (Ireland) Act 1833, the see of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh were united with Killaloe and Kilfenora to form the united bishopric of Killaloe and Clonfert in 1834.[1]

List of bishops[edit]

Bishops of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh
From Until Incumbent Notes
1627 1643 Robert Dawson Nominated 29 August 1626; consecrated 4 May 1627; died 13 April 1643
1644 1664 William Bailie Nominated 22 December 1643; consecrated 2 May 1644; died 11 August 1664
1664 1684 Edward Wolley Nominated 5 November 1664; consecrated 16 April 1665; died 1684; also known as Edward Woolly
1684 1690 See vacant During part of this period, the see's revenues were transferred to the Catholic Bishop of Clonfert by King James II
1691 1722 William FitzGerald Nominated 9 December 1690; consecrated 26 July 1691; died 1722
1722 1724 Theophilus Bolton Nominated 17 August 1722; consecrated 30 September 1722; translated to Elphin 16 April 1724
1724 1730 Arthur Price Nominated 19 March 1724; consecrated 3 May 1724; translated to Ferns 26 May 1730
1730 1731 Edward Synge Nominated 14 May 1730; consecrated 7 June 1730; translated to Cloyne 22 March 1732
1732 1735 Mordecai Cary Nominated 18 February 1732; consecrated 26 March 1732; translated to Killala 20 December 1735; also known as Mordecai Carey
1735 1752 John Whitcomb Nominated 22 November 1735; consecrated 4 January 1736; also held Kilfenora "in commendam" 1742–1752; translated to Down, Connor and Dromore 21 March 1752
1752 1753 Arthur Smyth Nominated 24 February 1752; consecrated 5 April 1752; translated to Down, Connor and Dromore 24 January 1753
1753 1758 Hon. William Carmichael Nominated 28 December 1752; consecrated 1 April 1753; translated to Ferns 5 April 1758
1758 1762 William Gore Nominated 17 March 1758; consecrated 16 April 1758; translated to Elphin 3 March 1762
1762 1763 John Oswald Nominated 1 April 1762; consecrated 4 July 1762; translated to Dromore 7 May 1763
1763 1772 Denison Cumberland Nominated 19 April 1763; consecrated 19 June 1763; translated to Kilmore 6 March 1772
1772 1782 Walter Cope Nominated 27 January 1772; consecrated 15 March 1772; translated to Ferns 9 August 1782
1782 1787 John Law Nominated 26 July 1782; consecrated 21 September 1782; translated to Killala 10 November 1787
1787 1795 Richard Marlay Nominated 10 September 1787; consecrated 30 December 1787; translated to Waterford and Lismore 21 March 1795
1795 1796 Hon. Charles Brodrick Nominated 11 March 1795; consecrated 22 March 1795; translated to Kilmore
1796 1799 Hugh Hamilton Nominated 31 December 1795; consecrated 31 January 1796; translated to Ossory 24 January 1799
1799 1800 Matthew Young Nominated 15 January 1799; consecrated 3 February 1799; died 28 November 1800
1801 1802 George de la Poer Beresford Nominated 23 December 1800; consecrated 1 February 1801; translated to Kilmore 1 March 1802
1802 1804 Nathaniel Alexander Nominated 13 January 1802; consecrated 21 March 1802; translated to Killaloe
1804 1834 Christopher Butson Nominated 13 January 1802; consecrated 29 July 1804; became bishop of the united see of Killaloe and Clonfert 29 January 1834
In 1834, Clonfert and Kilmacduagh became part of the united bishopric of Killaloe and Clonfert

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 383–384. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.