Edward Synge (bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross)

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Edward Synge (died 1678) was an Anglican clergyman who served in the Church of Ireland as the Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe (1661–1663) and subsequently the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross (1663–1678).

A native of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, England, he was educated at Drogheda Grammar School and Trinity College, Dublin. While he was the Dean of Elphin, he was nominated the bishop of Limerick on 6 August 1660 and consecrated on 27 January 1661.[1] He became the bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe when the Anglican sees of Limerick and Ardfert and Aghadoe were united in 1661.[2] He was translated to bishopric of Cork, Cloyne and Ross by letters patent on 21 December 1663.[3]

He died in office on 22 December 1678.[3]

His older brother George Synge (1594–1653) had been bishop of Cloyne (1638–1652) before ejection in the Civil War. His son Edward (1659–1741) and his grandsons Edward (1691–1762) and Nicholas (1693–1771), also became bishops.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 400.
  2. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 379.
  3. ^ a b Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 386.
  4. ^ "Synge, Edward". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S. et al., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 

Further reading[edit]

  • "Synge, Edward". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.  The main topic is the son.
  • The Synge Letters: Bishop Edward Synge to his Daughter Alicia: Roscommon to Dublin, ed. Marie-Louise Legg, The Lilliput Press in association with The Irish Manuscripts Commission, Dublin 1996.
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Robert Sibthorp
Bishop of Limerick
1660–1661
Title united with Ardfert and Aghadoe
New title Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe
1661–1663
Succeeded by
William Fuller
Preceded by
Michael Boyle
Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross
1663–1678
Succeeded by
Edward Wetenhall
(Bishop of Cork and Ross)
Succeeded by
Patrick Sheridan
(Bishop of Cloyne)