Thomas Lindsay (bishop)

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The Most Reverend
Thomas Lindsay
PC, D.D., B.D., M.A
Archbishop of Armagh
and Primate of All Ireland
Province Armagh
Diocese Armagh
Installed 1714
Term ended 1724
Predecessor Narcissus Marsh
Successor Hugh Boulter
Other posts Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin (1694–1696),
Bishop of Killaloe (1696–1713),
Bishop of Raphoe (1713–1714)
Orders
Consecration 22 March 1696
Personal details
Born 1656
Blandford, Dorset, England
Died 13 July 1724 (aged c. 68)
Dublin, Ireland
Buried Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Denomination Church of Ireland

Thomas Lindsay (or Lindesay, Lyndesay), D.D., B.D., M.A (1656–1724) was an Anglican clergyman who served in the Church of Ireland as the Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Bishop of Killaloe, Bishop of Raphoe and finally Archbishop of Armagh.

The son of a Scottish Minister, he was born in 1656 in Blandford in Dorset, England. He became a Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, graduating with a Master of Arts in 1678, a Bachelor of Divinity and Doctor of Divinity in 1693.

He came to Ireland as chaplain to Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell of Tewkesbury. Soon afterwards he was appointed Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, by letters patent on the 6 February 1694, and installed in the cathedral the next day. Two years later, he was nominated Bishop of Killaloe on the 12 February 1696 and consecrated at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, on the 22 March 1696 by Archbishop Narcissus Marsh of Dublin, assisted by Bishop William Moreton of Kildare, and Bishop Nathaniel Foy of Waterford and Lismore. He was translated to the bishopric of Raphoe on the 6 June 1713, and a few months later he was promoted to the archbishopric of Armagh on the 4 January 1714. He died in Dublin on the 13 July 1724, and was buried in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.

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Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Michael Jephson
Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
1694–1696
Succeeded by
Edward Smyth
Preceded by
Henry Rider
Bishop of Killaloe
1696–1713
Succeeded by
Thomas Vesey
Preceded by
John Pooley
Bishop of Raphoe
1713–1714
Succeeded by
Edward Synge
Preceded by
Narcissus Marsh
Archbishop of Armagh
1714–1724
Succeeded by
Hugh Boulter