Samuel Butcher (bishop)
Butcher was the son of Samuel Butcher, a distinguished naval commander. He was Professor of Divinity at Trinity College, Dublin from 1852 to 1866 when he became Bishop of Meath. He committed suicide, the inquest deciding this was as the result of temporary insanity brought on by fever.
The Ecclesiastical Calendar: Its theory and construction, Dublin: 1877. Edited and published posthumously by his sons Samuel Henry Butcher and John George Butcher.
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Joseph Henderson Singer
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1866 – 1876
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