Robert Leslie (bishop)

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Robert Leslie (died 10 August 1672) was an Anglican prelate who served in the Church of Ireland as the Bishop of Dromore (1660–61), then Bishop of Raphoe (1661–71), and finally Bishop of Clogher (1671–72).

He was the son of Dr Henry Leslie, Bishop of Down and Connor.[1] Robert was educated in Dublin and took a Master of Arts degree at Aberdeen.[2] In 1638, his first ecclesiastical appointment was as a canon of St Saviour's Cathedral in Connor, County Antrim.[3] Three years later, the cathedral was destroyed during the Irish Rebellion of 1641. After the Restoration of the monarchy, he was nominated Bishop of Dromore on 6 August 1660 and consecrated on 27 January 1661.[2][4] He was also granted in commendam the archdeaconry of Connor by letters patent on 10 August 1660.[3]

He was translated twice, firstly to the bishopric of Raphoe on 20 June 1661,[5][6] and secondly to the bishopric of Clogher on 26 October 1671.[7][8] After becoming bishop of Clogher, he resigned the archdeaconry of Connor.[3]

He died in office at Ballygawley, County Tyrone on 10 August 1672,[8][9] and was interred in St Macartan's Cathedral, Clogher.[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cotton 1849, The Province of Ulster, pp. 267 and 281.
  2. ^ a b Cotton 1849, The Province of Ulster, p. 281.
  3. ^ a b c Cotton 1849, The Province of Ulster, p. 257.
  4. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 388.
  5. ^ Cotton 1849, The Province of Ulster, p. 351.
  6. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 405.
  7. ^ Cotton 1849, The Province of Ulster, pp. 79–80.
  8. ^ a b Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 382.
  9. ^ a b Cotton 1849, The Province of Ulster, p. 80.

References[edit]

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


Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Theophilus Buckworth
Bishop of Dromore
1660–1661
Succeeded by
Jeremy Taylor
(administrator)
Preceded by
John Leslie
Bishop of Raphoe
1661–1671
Succeeded by
Ezekiel Hopkins
Preceded by
John Leslie
Bishop of Clogher
1671–1672
Succeeded by
Roger Boyle