Edward Synge (archbishop of Tuam)

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Edward Synge, D.D., M.A., B.A. (1659–1741) was an Anglican clergyman who served in the Church of Ireland as Chancellor of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin (1705–1714), Bishop of Raphoe (1714–1716), and Archbishop of Tuam (1716–1741).

Born on 6 April 1659 at Inishannon in County Cork, he was the second son of Edward Synge, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford and Trinity College, Dublin. He was nominated the bishop of Raphoe on 7 October and consecrated on 7 November 1714.[1] He was translated to archbishopric of Tuam by letters patent on 8 June 1716.[2]

A renowned preacher, his works were frequently published and included an exhortation to frequent communion translated into Welsh. Amongst other achievements he established a dynasty of prominent ecclesiastics and literary figures closely integrated into the Protestant squirearchy in the west of Ireland.

He died in office on 23 July 1741, aged 82.[2] His sons were Edward Synge (bishop of Elphin) and Nicholas Synge, (bishop of Killaloe).


  1. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 405.
  2. ^ a b Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 406.


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Thomas Lindsay
Bishop of Raphoe
Succeeded by
Nicholas Forster
Preceded by
John Vesey
Archbishop of Tuam
Succeeded by
Josiah Hort