Thomas Kelly (archbishop of Armagh)

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Thomas Kelly (died 1835) was an Irish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Dromore from 1826 to 1828 and Archbishop of Armagh from 1828 to 1835.

He was elected Bishop of Dromore by the Propaganda Fide on 29 May 1826 and confirmed by Pope Leo XII on 4 June 1826.[1][2] His episcopal ordination took place on 27 August 1826.[2] Two years later, he was made coadjutor archbishop of Armagh, with right of succession, on 1 December 1828.[2][3][4] He retained administration of the Diocese of Dromore until Michael Blake was appointed Bishop of Dromore in 1833.[2][3] On the death of Archbishop Patrick Curtis of Armagh on 26 July 1832, Kelly automatically succeeded as archbishop.[4][5][6]

He died in office on 13 January 1835.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brady 1876, The Episcopal Succession in England, Scotland and Ireland, volume 1, p. 305.
  2. ^ a b c d Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 425.
  3. ^ a b Brady 1876, The Episcopal Succession in England, Scotland and Ireland, volume 1, p. 231.
  4. ^ a b c Archbishop Thomas Kelly at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 16 December 2011.
  5. ^ a b Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 416.
  6. ^ a b Brady 1876, The Episcopal Succession in England, Scotland and Ireland, volume 1, p. 232.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Hugh O'Kelly
Bishop of Dromore
1826–1828
Succeeded by
Michael Blake
Preceded by
Patrick Curtis
Archbishop of Armagh
and Primate of All Ireland

1832–1835
Succeeded by
William Crolly