Hamilton Verschoyle

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A “judicious, but by no means a brilliant preacher”,[1] The Rt Rev Hamilton Verschoyle (1803–1870[2])was a 19th-century Irish Anglican Bishop of Dutch ancestry.[3]

He was educated at Oswestry School and Trinity College, Dublin and ordained in 1829. His first post was that of Curate at Newtownforbes after which he was the incumbent at the Episcopal Chapel, Upper Baggot Street[4] in Dublin. Promoted to be the Chancellor of Dublin Cathedral he also served on its Diocesan Education Board[5] and was later Dean of Ferns[6] before elevation to the Episcopate as the 3rd Bishop of the United Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh. His wife Catherine survived him by 13 years.[7]


  1. ^ “Ireland and Her Churches” Godkin,J London, Chapman and Hall, 1867
  2. ^ The Times, Tuesday, February 01, 1870; pg. 10; Issue 26662; col C Death Of The Bishop Of Kilmore
  3. ^ Dutch ancestry
  4. ^ history of area
  5. ^ “The English Journal of Education” Moody,G London Darton and Clark, 1859
  6. ^ Ireland The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Mar 18, 1862; pg. 10; Issue 24196
  7. ^ Death of spouse
Religious titles
Preceded by
Marcus Gervais Beresford
Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
1863 –1870
Succeeded by
Charles Leslie