William Preston (bishop)

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William Preston , DD [1] was an 18th-century Anglican bishop in Ireland.[2]

The Chaplain to the Duke of Rutland,[3] he was nominated to be the Bishop of Killala and Achonry on 13 October 1784 and consecrated on 11 November that year. Translated to Ferns and Leighlin on 9 November 1787, he died in Dublin on 19 April 1789 and was buried at Ferns Cathedral.


  1. ^ BBC Your Paintings
  2. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  3. ^ "History of the Church of Ireland": Mant,R London, J.W. Parker, 1840
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Cecil Pery
Bishop of Killala and Achonry
Succeeded by
John Law
Preceded by
Walter Cope
Bishop of Ferns and Leighlin
Succeeded by
Euseby Cleaver