Thomas Barnard

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The Right Reverend
Thomas Barnard
Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe
Church Church of Ireland
Installed 22 May 1794
Term ended 7 June 1806
Predecessor William Cecil Pery
Successor Charles Mongan Warburton
Orders
Consecration 20 February 1780
by Charles Agar
Personal details
Born 1726 or 1728
Died 7 June 1806
Wimbledon, Surrey, England
Denomination Anglican
Parents William Barnard
Previous post Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora
Education Westminster School
Alma mater Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Thomas Barnard (c. 1726/28–1806) was an Anglican clergyman who served in the Church of Ireland as Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora (1780–1794) and Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe (1794–1806).

Born in 1726[1] or 1728,[2] he was the eldest son of Dr. William Barnard, Bishop of Raphoe (later of Derry).[1] He was educated at Westminster School, where he was admitted a King's Scholar in 1741.[1] He afterwards became a member of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and was awarded with a Bachelor of Arts in 1756, Master of Arts in 1760 and Bachelor of Divinity in 1769.[1]

He was successively Vicar of Maghera (1751–1760),[3] Archdeacon of Derry (1760–1769),[4] and Dean of Derry (1769–1780).[5] He was nominated Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora by King George III on 29 January 1780 and consecrated bishop at the Chapel Royal in Dublin Castle on 20 February 1780.[1][6] The principal consecrator was Charles Agar, Archbishop of Cashel, and the principal co-consecrators were William Newcome, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore and Isaac Mann, Bishop of Cork and Ross.[1] Fourteen years later, he was translated to the bishopric of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe;[7] having been nominated to the see on 14 August 1794 and by letters patent on 12 September 1794.[3][6]

He was a member of the Literary Club, and well known as the friend of Samuel Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Edmund Burke, Bishop Thomas Percy, and other literary characters of his day.[2]

He died in his 80th year,[8] at Wimbledon in Surrey, on 7 June 1806.[7][8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Cotton 1851, The Province of Munster, p. 472.
  2. ^ a b Cooper 1885, Dictionary of National Biography, volume 3, p. 241.
  3. ^ a b Cotton 1851, The Province of Munster, p. 390.
  4. ^ Cotton 1849, The Province of Ulster, p. 338.
  5. ^ Cotton 1849, The Province of Ulster, p. 334.
  6. ^ a b Fryde et al. 1996, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 397.
  7. ^ a b Fryde et al. 1996, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 401.
  8. ^ a b Cotton 1851, The Province of Munster, p. 391.

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Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Philip Sydney Smythe
Dean of Derry
1769–1780
Succeeded by
William Cecil Pery
Preceded by
George Chinnery
Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora
1780–1794
Succeeded by
William Knox
Preceded by
William Cecil Pery
Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe
1794–1806
Succeeded by
Charles Mongan Warburton