Jackson Lawlor

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Hugh Jackson Lawlor (11 December 1860 - 26 December 1938) was an Irish Anglican priest [1] and author.[2] He is best remembered for his term as Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.[3]

Hugh Jackson Lawlor was born in Ballymena, Co Antrim. He was educated at Drogheda Grammar School, Rathmines School, Dublin[4] and Trinity College Dublin from where he graduated with BA in mathematics in 1882, getting his MA in 1885. For a while in the 1880s, he was an examiner in mathematics for the Intermediate Board of Education. He was a Curate at Christ Church, Kingstown (modern day Dunleary) from 1885 to 1893[5] then an assistant to Archbishop King’s Lecturer in Divinity at the University of Dublin. He was Senior Chaplain of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh from 1893 to 1898 and then Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Dublin. From 1924 until his retirement in 1933 he served as the (Church of Ireland) Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.[6]


  1. ^ Handbook of British Chronology By Fryde, E. B;. Greenway, D.E;Porter, S; Roy, I: Cambridge, CUP, 1996 ISBN 052156350X, 9780521563505
  2. ^ Amongst others he wrote “Chapters on the Book of Mulling”, 1897; “Thoughts on Belief and Life”, 1900; “The Reformation and the Irish Episcopate”, 1906; “Essays on the Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius of Cæsarea”, 1912; “St Malachy of Armagh”, 1920; “The Martyrology of Tallaght “, 1931; and”The Deaneries of St. Patrick’s” > British Library website accessed 21:43 GMT 28 February 2011
  3. ^ The Times, Thursday, Mar 09, 1933; pg. 15; Issue 46388; col D Ecclesiastical News The Dean of St Patrick’s to resign
  4. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007, ISBN 9780199540877
  5. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  6. ^ "A New History of Ireland” by Theodore William Moody, F. X. Martin, Francis John Byrne, Art Cosgrove: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0198217455

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Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Charles Thomas Ovenden
Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin
Succeeded by
Thomas Arnold Harvey