List of Provosts of Trinity College, Dublin

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The following people have been Provost of Trinity College, Dublin.

List of Provosts of Trinity College, Dublin [1]
No. Name Tenure Notes
1 Adam Loftus 1592–1594 (c.1533–1605). Also was Archbishop of Armagh, Archbishop of Dublin and Lord Chancellor of Ireland.
2 Walter Travers 1594–1598 (c.1548–1634)
3 Henry Alvey 1601–1609
4 Sir William Temple 1609–1627 (c.1555–1627)
5 William Bedell 1627–1629 (c.1571–1642). Later became Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh in 1629.
6 Robert Ussher 1629–1634 Later became Bishop of Kildare 1636–1642.
7 William Chappell 1634–1640 (c.1582–1649). Also was Bishop of Cork and Ross 1638–1649.
8 Richard Washington 1640–1641
9 Anthony Martin 1645–1650 (died 1650). Also was Bishop of Meath 1625–1650
10 Samuel Winter 1652–1660 (c.1603–1666)
11 Thomas Steele 1661–1675 (c.1611–1675). Also was Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin 1666–1675
12 Michael Ward 1674–1678 (c.1643–1681). Later became Bishop of Ossory in 1678, transferred to Derry in 1680.
13 Narcissus Marsh 1679–1683 (c.1638–1713). Later became Bishop of Ferns and Leighlin 1683, then Archbishop of Cashel in 1690, Archbishop of Dublin in 1694, and Archbishop of Armagh in 1703.
14 Robert Huntington[2] 1683–1692 (c.1636–1701). Later became Bishop of Raphoe from July to September 1701. In Huntington's absence from 1688, James II appointed Michael Moore, Catholic vicar-general of Dublin, for a short period from 1689; he was later Rector of the University of Paris.[3]
15 St George Ashe 1692–1695 (c.1658–1718). Later became bishop of Cloyne in 1695, translated to Clogher in 1697, and finally to Derry in 1717.
16 George Browne 1695–1699 (c.1649–1699)
17 Peter Browne 1699–1710 (c.1665–1735). Later became Bishop of Cork and Ross 1710–1735.
18 Benjamin Pratt 1710–1717 (c.1669–1721). Later became Dean of Down 1717–1721.
19 Richard Baldwin 1717–1758 (c.1668–1758)
20 Francis Andrews 1758–1774 (c.1718–1774). He left £3,000 to found the Dunsink Observatory and the Andrews chair of astronomy.
21 John Hely-Hutchinson 1774–1794 (c.1724–1794)
22 Richard Murray 1795–1799 (c.1726–1799)
23 John Kearney 1799–1806 (c.1742–1813). Later became Bishop of Ossory 1806–1813.
24 George Hall 1806–1811 (c.1753–1811). Later became Bishop of Dromore 17–23 November 1811.
25 Thomas Elrington 1811–1820 (c.1760–1835). Later became Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe in 1820, then translated to Ferns and Leighlin in 1822.
26 Samuel Kyle 1820–1831 (c.1771–1848). Later became Bishop of Cork and Ross 1831–1835, and Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross 1835–1848
27 Bartholomew Lloyd 1831–1837 (c.1772–1837)
28 Franc Sadleir 1837–1851 (c.1774–1851)
29 Richard MacDonnell 1851–1867 (c. 1787–1867)
30 Humphrey Lloyd 1867–1881 (c.1800–1881)
31 John Hewitt Jellett 1881–1888 (c.1817–1888)
32 George Salmon 1888–1904 (c.1819–1904). Also was Chancellor of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin 1871–1904.
33 Anthony Traill 1904–1914 (c.1838–1914)
34 Sir John Pentland Mahaffy 1914–1919 (c.1839–1919)
35 John Henry Bernard 1919–1927 (c.1860–1927). Formerly Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin 1902–1911, Bishop of Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin 1911–1915, and Archbishop of Dublin 1915–1919.
36 Edward John Gwynn 1927–1937 (c.1868–1941)
37 William Thrift 1937–1942 (c.1870–1942)
38 Ernest Alton 1942–1952 (c.1873–1952)
39 Albert Joseph McConnell 1952–1974 (b. 1903)
40 F. S. L. Lyons 1974–1981 (c.1923–1983)
41 William Arthur Watts 1981–1991 (1930–2010)
42 Thomas Mitchell 1991–2001
43 John Hegarty[4] 2001–2011
44 Patrick Prendergast[5] 2011–

References[edit]

  1. ^ Former Provost of Trinity College, Dublin. Retrieved on 18 September 2009.
  2. ^  "Huntington, Robert". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
  3. ^  "Moor, Michael". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
  4. ^ Current Provost of Trinity College, Dublin. Retrieved on 18 September 2009.
  5. ^ [1]. Retrieved on 2 April 2011.