William Chester (bishop)
The Rt Rev. William Bennett Chester, DD was a Church of Ireland bishop and author.
Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he was ordained in 1848. After a curacy in Kilrush he held incumbencies at Killead, Kilkee, Ballymackey, Nenagh and Birr. He was Chancellor then Archdeacon of Killaloe before his elevation to the Episcopate in 1884. He died in post on 27 August 1893.
- He was the 5th Bishop of Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert and Kilmacduagh > Handbook of British Chronology By Fryde, E. B;. Greenway, D.E;Porter, S; Roy, I: Cambridge, CUP, 1996 ISBN 0-521-56350-X, 9780521563505
- Amongst others he wrote “Behold I come quickly” (George Herbert: Dublin, 1861); “The Christian Sacrifice” (ibid, 1873) and “Communion with God” (ibid, 1889) > British Library website accessed 19:32GMT 4 January 2011
- ”A Bishop beloved” Bullock C.B.D: Home Words, London, 1893
- The Times, Saturday, Jan 19, 1884; pg. 5; Issue 31034; col E
- The New Bishop Of Killaloe
- The Bishop of Killaloe. The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Tuesday, March 4, 1884; Issue 21411
- Dublin Day by Day. The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Thursday, August 31, 1893; Issue 24387
- "A New History of Ireland" Moody, T.M; Martin, F.X; Byrne, F.J; Cosgrove, F:Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
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