James Bland

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The Very Reverend James Bland was an English Anglican priest in Ireland.[1]

Bland was educated at Sedbergh School[2] and St John's College, Cambridge.[3]

He moved to Ireland in 1692 as chaplain to Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, the newly appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Bland became Archdeacon of Limerick on 1 June 1693, resigned in 1705,[4] and became Archdeacon of Aghadoe on July 12 of the same year. He became Treasurer of Ardfert in 1711[5] and Dean of Ardfert in 1728.[6]

He was married to Lucy Brewster, the eldest daughter of Sir Francis Brewster, Alderman of Dublin; and died as Vicar of Killarney in 1728.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 332–334. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  2. ^ Sedbergh School Register
  3. ^ Venn, John & Venn, John Archibald. Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900, Cambridge University Press Part I vol. i p164
  4. ^ "Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae: The succession of the prelates Volume 1" Cotton,H. p402: Dublin, Hodges & Smith, 1848-1878
  5. ^ "Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae: The succession of the prelates Volume 1" Cotton,H. p449: Dublin, Hodges & Smith, 1848-1878
  6. ^ "Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae: The succession of the prelates Volume 1" Cotton,H. p443: Dublin, Hodges & Smith, 1848-1878
  7. ^ Nicholas Carlisle, Collections for a history of the ancient family of Bland, London:W. Nicol, 1826, pp. 268-284