Edmund Knox (bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe)

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The Right Reverend
Edmund Knox
Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora
In office
1831–1834
Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe
In office
1834–1849
Personal details
Born 1772
Died 1849
Nationality Irish
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin
Religion Church of Ireland

Edmund Knox (1772– 3 May 1849) was an absentee Irish bishop in the mid 19th century whose death at the height of the Irish Famine lead to a famously critical leading article in The Times[1]

He was born in 1772, the 7th and youngest son of Thomas Knox, 1st Viscount Northland and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was Dean of Down from 1817 [2] to his elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora in 1831.[3]Translated to become Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe in 1834[4] he died in post on 3 May 1849.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thursday, May 10, 1849; pg. 5; Issue 20172; col D
  2. ^ "A New History of Ireland" Moody, T.M; Martin, F.X; Byrne, F.J; Cosgrove, F:Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0198217455
  3. ^ Fryde, E. B; Greenway, D. E; Porter, S; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  4. ^ Berrow's Worcester Journal (Worcester, England), Thursday, January 02, 1834; pg. [1]; Issue 6834. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Richard Ponsonby
Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora
1831–1834
Succeeded by
Christopher Butson
Preceded by
John Jebb
Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe
1834–1849
Succeeded by
William Higgin