Joseph Bourke, 3rd Earl of Mayo

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Joseph Deane Bourke
Born circa 1740
Died 20 August 1794 (aged c. 54)
Kilbeggan, County Westmeath, Ireland
Title Earl of Mayo
Tenure 1792–1794
Other titles Archbishop of Tuam; Bishop of Ferns and Leighlin
Nationality Irish
Predecessor John Bourke, 2nd Earl of Mayo
Successor John Bourke, 4th Earl of Mayo
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Meade
Parents John Bourke, 1st Earl of Mayo and Mary Deane

Joseph Deane Bourke, 3rd Earl of Mayo (c.1740 – 20 August 1794) was an Irish peer and clergyman who held high offices in the Church of Ireland.

Family[edit]

He was the second son of John Bourke, 1st Earl of Mayo and Mary Deane. In 1760, he married Elizabeth Meade, daughter of Sir Richard Meade, 3rd Baronet and Catherine Prittie. They had four sons: John, Richard, Joseph, and George, and six daughters: Catherine, Mary-Elizabeth, Mary-Anne, Charlotte, Louisa, and Theodosia-Eleanor.[1] Theodina's son, the Rt Revd Matthew Hale, was the first Bishop of Perth and then the Bishop of Brisbane.

Ecclesiastical career[edit]

Prior to his elevation to the episcopate, his earlier ecclesiastical appointments were Prebendary of Armagh (1760–1768);[2] Dean of Killaloe (1768–1772) and Rector of Kilskyre, near Kells, County Meath (1769–1772);[3] and Dean of Dromore (1772).[4]

He was nominated Bishop of Ferns and Leighlin on 7 September and appointed by letters patent on 19 September 1772.[5][6] He was consecrated at St. Thomas's Church, Dublin on 11 October 1772; the principal consecrator was John Cradock, Archbishop of Dublin, and the principal co-consecrators were Charles Jackson, Bishop of Kildare and William Newcome, Bishop of Dromore.[5][6] Ten years later, he was translated to the archbishopric of Tuam by letters patent on 8 August 1782.[7][8] On the death of his brother, John Bourke, 2nd Earl of Mayo, he succeeded as the 3rd Earl of Mayo.[1]

He died at Kilbeggan in County Westmeath on 20 August 1794, and was interred in the burying ground of his family near Naas, County Kildare.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Burke 1882, A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, vol. 2, pp. 156–157.
  2. ^ Cotton 1849, The Province of Ulster, p. 53.
  3. ^ Cotton 1851, The Province of Munster, p. 479.
  4. ^ Cotton 1849, The Province of Ulster, p. 294.
  5. ^ a b Cotton 1850, The Province of Connaught, p. 342.
  6. ^ a b Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 394.
  7. ^ a b Cotton 1850, The Province of Connaught, p. 18.
  8. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 406.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Burke, John (1882). A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. Volume 2 (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 
  • Cotton, Henry (1851). The Province of Munster. Fasti Ecclesiae Hiberniae: The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Volume 1 (2nd ed.). Dublin: Hodges and Smith. 
  • Cotton, Henry (1848). The Province of Leinster. Fasti Ecclesiae Hiberniae: The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Volume 2. Dublin: Hodges and Smith. 
  • Cotton, Henry (1849). The Province of Ulster. Fasti Ecclesiae Hiberniae: The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Volume 3. Dublin: Hodges and Smith. 
  • Cotton, Henry (1850). The Province of Connaught. Fasti Ecclesiae Hiberniae: The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Volume 4. Dublin: Hodges and Smith. 
  • 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. 

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Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Walter Cope
Dean of Dromore
March 1772– September 1782
Succeeded by
Raphael Walsh
Preceded by
Edward Young
Bishop of Ferns and Leighlin
1772–1782
Succeeded by
Walter Cope
Preceded by
Jemmett Browne
Archbishop of Tuam
1782–1794
Succeeded by
William Beresford
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Bourke
Earl of Mayo
1792–1794
Succeeded by
John Bourke