John Gregg (bishop of Cork)
The Right Rev John Gregg MA, DD was a 19th-century Anglican Bishop
he was born in 1798 near Ennis, County Clare, son of Richard Gregg, a small landowner, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was ordained in 1822, and quickly gained a reputation as an eloquent preacher. He was Rector of Holy Trinity Dublin and then Archdeacon of Kildare before his elevation to the Episcopate as the Bishop of Cork in 1862. As Bishop he is mainly remembered for overseeing the building of Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral, at an cost of over £100,000. He died in post on 26 May 1878
He married Elizabeth Law and had six children. His son Robert and grandson, John were also Bishops, and both became Archbishop of Armagh.
He published "A missionary visit to Achill and Erris..." in 1850.
- Cork, past and present
- “A New History of Ireland” Moody,T.M;Martin,F.X;Byrne,F.J;Cosgrove,F:By Theodore William Moody, Francis X. Martin, Francis John Byrne, Art Cosgrove: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
- The Times, Monday, May 27, 1878; pg. 6; Issue 29265; col E Deaths”
- Sir Shane Leslie Papers
- "Gregg, John". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
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|Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross
Robert Samuel Gregg