Charles Dowse

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The Rt Rev Charles Benjamim Dowse, DD [1] (1862–1934) [2] was the 8th Bishop of Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert and Kilmacduagh who soon after his consecration in June 1912[3] was translated to Cork.
Born on 21 September 1862 [4] into an ecclesiastical family [5] and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he was ordained in 1885.[6] His first posts were curacies at St. Catherine's Church, Dublin; Christ Church, Gorey and St Matthias Church, Dublin. After these he was Vicar of Christ Church, Dublin from 1900 to 1912; and Professor of Pastoral Theology at his old college from 1907. In June 1912 he was elevated to the Episcopate,[7] serving until September 1933. He died on 13 January 1934, leaving estate valued at £3,853 net.[8]


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  2. ^ The Right Rev. C. B. Dowse, D.D. Former Bishop Of Cork The Times Monday 15 January 1934; pg. 17; Issue 46652; col B
  3. ^ “Handbook of British Chronology” By Fryde, E. B;. Greenway, D.E;Porter, S; Roy, I: Cambridge, CUP, 1996 ISBN 0-521-56350-X, 9780521563505
  4. ^ Find a grave
  5. ^ His father was the Very Rev. John R. Dowse, Dean of Ferns “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  6. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  7. ^ New Bishop Of Killaloe The Times Saturday 18 May 1912; pg. 4; Issue 39902; col G
  8. ^ The Times, Friday 23 February 1934; pg. 17; Issue 46686; col D Deaths
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Mervyn Archdall
Bishop of Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert and Kilmacduagh
June 1912 –December 1912
Succeeded by
Thomas Sterling Berry
Preceded by
William Edward Meade
Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross
1912 –1934
Succeeded by
William Edward Flewett