John West (priest)

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John West was an Irish Anglican priest.[1] He was Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin in the Church of Ireland from 1864 to 1889.[2]

Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he was ordained in 1830 and began his ecclesiastical career as Curate at Monkstown, County Dublin. He was the incumbent at St Ann’s Dublin[3] and then Archdeacon of the city before his elevation to the Deanery,[4] a post he held for 25 years.[5] He died on 5 July 1890.[6]

His son was an eminent engineer.[7]


  1. ^ ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE . The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Saturday, September 14, 1889; pg. 7; Issue 4514. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
  2. ^ Handbook of British Chronology By Fryde, E. B;. Greenway, D.E;Porter, S; Roy, I: Cambridge, CUP, 1996 ISBN 052156350X, 9780521563505
  3. ^ History of the church
  4. ^ "A New History of Ireland” by Theodore William Moody, F. X. Martin, Francis John Byrne
  5. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  6. ^ The Times, Monday, Jul 07, 1890; pg. 6; Issue 33057; col F Obituary The Rev. Dr West
  7. ^ TCD engineering