Bishop of Killala and Achonry

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The Bishop of Killala and Achonry was the Ordinary of the Church of Ireland diocese of Killala and Achonry in the Ecclesiastical Province of Tuam. The diocese comprised part of Counties Mayo and Sligo in Ireland.

The Episcopal see was a union of the bishoprics of Killala and Achonry which were united in 1622. Over the next two hundred and eleven years there were twenty-three bishops of the united diocese. Under the Church Temporalities (Ireland) Act 1833, Killala and Achonry were united to the archbishopric of Tuam in 1834. Following the death of Archbishop Trench in 1839, Tuam lost its metropolitan and archbishopric status and became the united bishopric of Tuam, Killala and Achonry in the Province of Armagh.[1][2]

List of Bishops of Killala and Achonry[edit]

Bishops of Killala and Achonry
From Until Incumbent Notes
1623 1630 Archibald Hamilton Nominated 8 March 1623; consecrated 29 May 1623; translated to Cashel 20 April 1630
1630 1641 Archibald Adair Formerly Dean of Raphoe; nominated 23 November 1629 and consecrated 9 May 1630; deprived 18 May 1640, but subsequently was set aside; translated to Waterford and Lismore 13 July 1641
1641 1645 John Maxwell Formerly Bishop of Ross (Scotland); nominated 13 January and appointed by letters patent 26 February 1641; translated to Tuam 30 August 1645
1645 1661 See vacant
1661 1663 Henry Hall Formerly Dean of Cork; nominated 7 August 1660 and consecrated 27 January 1661; died 19 July 1663
1664 1670 Thomas Bayly Formerly Dean of Down; nominated 17 December 1663 and consecrated 5 June 1664; died 20 July 1670
1671 1680 Thomas Otway Nominated 19 October 1670 and consecrated 29 January 1671; translated to Ossory 7 February 1680
1680 1681 John Smith Formerly Dean of Limerick; Nominated 6 January and appointed by letters patent 13 February 1680; died 2 March 1681
1681 1682 William Smyth Formerly Dean of Dromore; nominated 15 April and consecrated in June 1681; translated to Raphoe 17 February 1682
1682 1691 Richard Tennison Formerly Dean of Clogher; nominated 16 January and consecrated 19 February 1682; translated to Clogher 28 February 1691
1691 1716 William Lloyd Formerly Dean of Achonry; Nominated 7 December 1690 and consecrated 23 August 1691; died 11 December 1716
1717 1720 Henry Downes Nominated 24 January and consecrated 12 May 1717; translated to Elphin 12 May 1720
1720 1727 Charles Cobbe Formerly Dean of Ardagh; nominated 20 May and consecrated 14 August 1720; translated to Dromore 16 February 1727
1727 1730 Robert Howard Formerly Dean of Ardagh; nominated 14 January and consecrated 19 March 1727; translated to Elphin 13 January 1730
1730 1735 Robert Clayton Nominated 26 December 1729 and consecrated 10 May 1730; translated to Cork and Ross 19 December 1735
1735 1751 Mordecai Cary Translated from Clonfert; appointed by letters patent 20 December 1735; died 2 October 1751
1751 1759 Richard Robinson Nominated 31 October 1751 and consecrated 19 January 1752; translated to Ferns and Leighlin 19 April 1759
1759 1780 Samuel Hutchinson Formerly Dean of Dromore; nominated 27 March and consecrated 22 April 1759; died 27 October 1780
1781 1784 William Cecil Pery Formerly Dean of Derry; nominated 7 January and consecrated 18 February 1781; translated to Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe 13 May 1784
1784 1787 William Preston Nominated 13 October and consecrated 11 November 1784; translated to Ferns and Leighlin 9 November 1787
1787 1795 John Law Translated from Clonfert; nominated 10 September and appointed by letters patent 10 November 1787; translated to Elphin 27 March 1795
1795 1797 John Porter Nominated 6 May and consecrated 7 June 1795; translated to Clogher 30 December 1797
1798 1810 Joseph Stock Nominated 1 January and consecrated 28 January 1798; translated to Waterford and Lismore 1 May 1810
1810 1834 James Verschoyle Formerly Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin; nominated 12 April and consecrated 6 May 1810; died 13 April 1834
In 1834, Killala and Achonry became part of the archbishopric of Tuam. In 1839, Tuam lost its metropolitan and archbishopric status and became the united bishopric of Tuam, Killala and Achonry
Source(s): [1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 395–396. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  2. ^ a b Cotton, Henry (1850). The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Fasti ecclesiae Hiberniae. Vol. 4, The Province of Connaught. Dublin: Hodges and Smith. pp. 67–78.