James Murphy (bishop)

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James Murphy
Bishop of Clogher
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Clogher
In office 1801–1824
Predecessor Hugh O’Reilly
Successor Edward Kernan
Personal details
Born 1744
Drumshevra, Scotstown Co. Monaghan
Died 19 November 1824

James Murphy (1744–1824) was the Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher from 1801 to 1824.

Born in Drumshevra near Scotstown, County Monaghan, Ireland, he was ordained a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Clogher in 1768. He was appointed the Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Clogher in Ireland in May 1798.

He became the Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher on 3 November 1801, following the death of his predecessor, Hugh O’Reilly.[1][2] Murphy died in office on 19 November 1824 having served as bishop of his diocese for almost twenty-three years. He was succeeded by Bishop Edward Kernan, who had was appointed his Coadjutor Bishop on 18 August 1816.

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  1. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 418. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  2. ^ Bishop James Murphy. Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Hugh O’Reilly
Bishop of Clogher
1801 – 1824
Succeeded by
Edward Kernan