Patrick Everard

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Patrick Everard
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Patrick Everard (died 31 March 1821) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly from 1820 to 1821.[1][2]

Patrick Everard was born in Fethard, County Tipperary, attending a classical school locally. He was educated at the University of Salamanca in Spain where he moved to in 1776, he was ordained in 1783 and obtained a doctorate of Divinty from the University of Bordeaux in France.[1] Following his studies, he was the President of the Irish College in Bordeaux and Vicar General to the Archbishop of Bordeaux until the French Revolution drove him out of the country.[1] He spent some time in England as principal of a lay academy at Ulverstone, Lancashire, which he had purchased from the Jesuits, before becoming the president of Maynooth College in Ireland.[1]

Everard was elected the coadjutor of the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly by the Propagation of the Faith on 19 September, and was approved by Pope Pius VII on 29 September 1814.[1] He was also appointed the titular archbishop of Mitylene on 4 October 1814, and received episcopal consecration from Bishop William Coppinger of Cloyne and Ross on 23 April 1815.[1][2] On the death of Archbishop Thomas Bray on 15 December 1820, Everard automatically succeeded as the metropolitan archbishop of Cashel and Emly.[1][2]

After holding the office for only a short while, he died on 31 March 1821.[1][2]

Dr. Everard, in his will left £10,000 for the purpose of founding a college to provide a liberal education of catholic youth destined for the priesthood and professional/business careers.[3] And some years after his death St. Patrick's College, Thurles was founded.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Brady 1876, The Episcopal Succession in England, Scotland and Ireland, volume 2, p. 30.
  2. ^ a b c d "Archbishop Patrick Everard". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  3. ^ St. Patrick's College, Thurles : Irish priests in the United States: a vanishing subculture By William L. Smith


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Thomas Bray
Archbishop of Cashel and Emly
Succeeded by
Robert Laffan