Edward Worth (bishop)

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Edward Worth (c. 1620–2 August 1669) was a Church of Ireland Bishop of Killaloe.

He was born in County Cork and awarded a Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) by the University of Dublin. He was appointed Dean of Cork in 1645 and raised to the episcopy as Bishop of Killaloe in 1660 by Letters Patent of King Charles II. He was consecrated in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin on 27 January 1661.

He died in Hackney, London in 1669 and was buried in St Milred's church, London. His son was William Worth, a lawyer [1] and his grandson Edward Worth, politician, physician and book collector.[2]

He left land and money to found St Stephen's hospital in Cork, known as the Blue Coat school, for poor boys.[3]


  1. ^ Ball, F.Elrington. The Judges in Ireland, 1221-1921. p. 358. 
  2. ^ "The Edward Worth Library". Reading East. Retrieved 2013-01-20. 
  3. ^ Smith, Charles. The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Cork ..., Volume 1. p. 384. 
  • Ware, Sir James (1739). The whole works of Sir James Ware concerning Ireland, Volume 1. p. 596.