Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe

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The Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe was the Ordinary of the Church of Ireland diocese of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe, which was in the Province of Cashel until 1833, then afterwards in the Province of Dublin.

History[edit]

The title was formed by the union of the see of Limerick and the see of Ardfert and Aghadoe in 1661. The united see consisted of most of County Limerick, all of County Kerry and a small part of County Cork. The bishop's seat (Cathedra) was located at the Cathedral Church of St Mary, Limerick. In 1976, Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe combined with Killaloe and Clonfert to form the united see of Limerick and Killaloe.[1]

List of bishops[edit]

Bishops of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe
From Until Incumbent Notes
1661 1663 Edward Synge Nominated bishop of Limerick on 6 August 1660 and consecrated 27 January 1661; later in 1661 he became bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe when the sees were united; translated to Cork, Cloyne and Ross on 21 December 1663
1664 1667 William Fuller Nominated 4 March and consecrated 20 March 1664; translated to Lincoln in September 1667
1667 1673 Francis Marsh Nominated 27 September and consecrated 22 December 1667; translated to Kilmore and Ardagh 10 January 1673
1673 1679 John Vesey Appointed by letters patent 11 January and consecrated 22 December 1673; translated to Tuam 18 March 1679
1679 1692 Simon Digby Nominated 24 January and consecrated 23 March 1679; translated to Elphin 12 January 1692
1692 1695 Nathaniel Wilson Nominated 7 December 1691 and consecrated 8 May 1692; died of apoplexy on 3 November 1695, supposedly to have been caused by a fall from his horse in Dublin; buried at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
1695 1725 Thomas Smyth Nominated 15 November and consecrated 8 December 1695; died 4 May 1725
1725 1755 William Burscough Nominated 29 May and consecrated 20 June 1725; died circa 3 April 1755
1755 1770 James Leslie Nominated 30 September and consecrated 16 November 1755; died 24 November 1770
1770 1771 John Averell Nominated 14 December 1770 and consecrated 6 January 1771; died 14 September 1771; also recorded as John Averill
1772 1784 William Gore Translated from Elphin; nominated 27 January 1772 and appointed by letters patent 5 March 1772; died 25 February 1784
1784 1794 William Cecil Pery Translated from Killala and Achonry; nominated 29 April 1784 and appointed by letters patent 13 May 1784; also was created Baron Glentworth in 1790; died 4 July 1794
1794 1806 Thomas Barnard Translated from Killaloe and Kilfenora; nominated in August 1794 and appointed by letters patent 12 September 1794; died 7 June 1806
1806 1820 Charles Mongan Warburton Nominated 28 June 1806 and consecrated 12 July 1806; translated to Cloyne 18 September 1820
1820 1822 Thomas Elrington Nominated 1 September and consecrated 8 October 1820; translated to Ferns and Leighlin 21 December 1822
1823 1833 John Jebb Nominated 26 November 1822 and consecrated 12 January 1823; died 9 December 1833.[2]
1834 1849 Hon. Edmund Knox Translated from Killaloe and Kilfenora; nominated 18 December 1833 and appointed by letters patent 29 January 1834; died 3 May 1849
1849 1853 William Higgin Nominated 21 May and consecrated 15 July 1849; translated to Derry 7 December 1853
1854 1866 Henry Griffin Nominated 18 November 1853 and consecrated 1 January 1854; died 5 April 1866
1866 1899 Charles Graves Nominated 14 April and consecrated 29 June 1866; died 17 July 1899
1899 1907 Thomas Bunbury Elected 6 October and consecrated 1 November 1899; died 19 January 1907
1907 1920 Raymond D'Audemra Orpen Elected 28 February and consecrated 2 April 1907; resigned 31 December 1920; died 9 January 1930.[3]
1921 1933 Harry Vere White Formerly Dean of Christ Church, Dublin; elected 20 September and consecrated 18 October 1921; resigned 31 October 1933; died 20 January 1941.[4]
1934 1942 Charles King Irwin Elected 12 December 1933 and consecrated 2 February 1934; translated to Down, Connor and Dromore 6 August 1942
1942 1960 Evelyn Charles Hodges Formerly a Canon of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin; elected 17 November and consecrated 2 February 1942; resigned 30 September 1960
1961 1970 Robert Wyse Jackson Formerly Dean of Cashel; elected 2 November 1960 and consecrated 6 January 1961; resigned 12 July 1970
1970 1976 Donald Arthur Richard Caird Elected 31 July, consecrated 29 September and enthroned 13 October 1970;[5] translated to Meath and Kildare 9 September 1976
Since 1976, the see has been part of the united bishopric of Limerick and Killaloe
Source(s): [1]

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. 400–401. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  2. ^ The life of John Jebb, D.D. F.R.S. Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  3. ^ Orpen Genealogy website. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
  4. ^ Parish of St Bartholomew, Ballsbridge, Dublin - Vicars. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  5. ^ Enthronement of Donald Arthur Richard Caird. Limerick City Museum Online Catalogue. Retrieved 18 August 2009.