Robert Fowler (bishop of Ossory)

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The Rt Rev Robert Fowler, DD, MA [1] was an eminent Anglican bishop in the late eighteenth and early 19th centuries.[2]

Fowler was educated at Westminster[3] and Christ Church, Oxford.[4] He was Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin from 1793 to 1794;[5] Rector of Urney[6] and Archdeacon of Dublin from 1794 until 1813; Bishop of Ossory [7] from 1813 to 1835;[8] and then the inaugural Bishop of Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin[9] from 1835 until his death aged 75 on 31 December 1841.[10]

He was son of Archbishop Robert Fowler of Dublin[11]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ “Handbook of British Chronology” By Fryde, E. B;. Greenway, D.E;Porter, S; Roy, I: Cambridge, CUP, 1996 ISBN 0-521-56350-X, 9780521563505
  2. ^ Peers & Gentry
  3. ^ thePeerage.com
  4. ^ Foster, Joseph (1888–1892). "Fowler, Robert (1)" . Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886. Oxford: Parker and Co – via Wikisource.
  5. ^ Cathedral web-site
  6. ^ Church of Ireland Rectors
  7. ^ “A New History of Ireland ”Moody,T.M; Martin,F.X; Byrne,F.J;Cosgrove,F: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  8. ^ "Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae: The succession of the prelates Volume 4" Cotton,H. p290 Dublin, Hodges & Smith, 1848-1878
  9. ^ National Library of Ireland
  10. ^ Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Saturday, January 8, 1842; Issue 19033
  11. ^ Essay "The bishop" (1960) by Hubert Butler, appearing P.32 in "Escape from the anthill"