James Browne (bishop of Ferns)

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James Browne
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style My Lord
Religious style Bishop

James Browne (1842–1917) was an Irish Roman Catholic clergyman who served as the Bishop of Ferns from 1884 to 1917.[1][2]

Born in Mayglass, County Wexford, Ireland on 28 August 1842, Browne studied in Maynooth College where he was ordained to the priesthood on 25 December 1865.[3] He was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Ferns on 6 July 1884 and consecrated on 14 September 1884 by James Lynch, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin.

Browne died in office on 21 June 1917, aged 74 years old.


  1. ^ Bishop James Browne. Catholic Hierarchy website. Retrieved on 9 April 2010.
  2. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 429. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  3. ^ Diocese of Ferns New Advent.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Michael Warren
Bishop of Ferns
Succeeded by
William Codd