John Skerrett (Augustinian)
John Skerrett was a member of one of the Tribes of Galway. He studied for the clergy in Andalusia, and afterwards he was ordained as a member of the Augustinian order. He gained an excellent reputation as a preacher at Cadiz, where he also taught moral theology.
After about twenty years in Spain he was stationed at Orotava and Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife for four years, following which he returned to Galway, sometime in the 1660s. While there he taught Latin and was prior of the order's town convent.
The last documented reference to him is as the Commissary-General of the Augustinians in England in 1688.
- "'Obstinate' Skerrett, Missionary in Virginia, the West Indies and England, (c.1674–c.1688)" F.X. Martin, Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Volume 35, 1975
- The Tribes of Galway, Adrian James Martyn, Galway, 2001
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