Nathaniel Alexander (bishop)

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The Rt Hon and Most Rev [1]
Nathaniel Alexander
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Bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh
In office
1802–1804
Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora [2]
In office
May 1804 – November 1804
Bishop of Down and Connor
In office
1804–1823
Bishop of Meath
In office
1823–1840
Personal details
Spouse(s) Anne née Jackson
Religion Church of Ireland

Nathaniel Alexander (1760 – 21 October 1840), was an Anglican Bishop in Ireland during the first half of the 19th century.[3]

He was born in 1760 and educated at Harrow and Emmanuel College, Cambridge.[4] He was appointed[5] Bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh [6] in 1802 [7] and translated to Killaloe in 1804. Only six months later he became Bishop of Down and Connor.[8] He was translated for a third time to Meath [9] in 1823.[10] A nephew of James Alexander, 1st Earl of Caledon and uncle of a future Archbishop of Armagh, he died in post on 21 October 1840.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Despite his title he is not an Archbishop but by tradition the Premier Bishop of Ireland > Debrett’s Correct Form Montague-Smith,P(Ed): London, Debrett’s,1992 ISBN 0-7472-0658-9
  2. ^ "A New History of Ireland" Moody, T.M; Martin, F.X; Byrne, F.J; Cosgrove, F:Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  3. ^ Fasti Ecclesiae Hiberniae: The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Volume 4 Cotton, H Dublin, James Charles & son 1850
  4. ^ "Alexander, Nathaniel (ALKR778N)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ The Times, Friday, Mar 19, 1802; pg. 3; Issue 5369; col C Ecclesiastical News
  6. ^ The Aberdeen Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), Wednesday, March 24, 1802; Issue 2828
  7. ^ Fryde, E. B; Greenway, D. E; Porter, S; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  8. ^ The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Wednesday, December 5, 1804; Issue 11091
  9. ^ “A history of the Diocese of Meath” Healy, J: Dublin, SPCK, 1908
  10. ^ Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, March 29, 1823; Issue 3648
  11. ^ The Times, Saturday, Oct 24, 1840; pg. 3; Issue 17497; col C Death Of The Bishop Of Meath.-The Right Rev Nathaniel Alexander
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
George de la Poer Beresford
Bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh
1802–1804
Succeeded by
Christopher Butson
Preceded by
Charles Dalrymple Lyndsay
Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora
1804 (May)–1804 (November)
Succeeded by
Robert Ponsonby Tottenham Loftus
Preceded by
William Dickson
Bishop of Down and Connor
1804–1823
Succeeded by
Richard Mant
Preceded by
Thomas Lewis O'Beirne
Bishop of Meath
1823–1840
Succeeded by
Charles Dickenson