Robert Howard (bishop)

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Robert Howard, D.D.
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Robert Howard, D.D. (October 1670 – 3 April 1740) was an Anglican prelate who served in the Church of Ireland as the Bishop of Killala and Achonry (1727–1730) and Bishop of Elphin (1730–1740).

Born in October 1670, he was the son of Ralph Howard, M.D.[1] In 1703, Robert Howard became a fellow of Trinity College, Dublin.[2] He was appointed Vicar of St. Ann's Church, Dublin in November 1717, then Curate of St. Bride's Church, Dublin.[2] He was then appointed a Prebendary of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin in 1712,[3] and Dean of Ardagh in 1722,[4] Precentor of Christ Church, Dublin in March 1723,[1] and Chancellor of St. Patrick's, Dublin and Vicar of Finglas in April 1723.[5] He was nominated Bishop of Killala and Achonry on 14 January 1727 and consecrated on 19 March 1727.[2][6][7] Three years later, he was appointed Bishop of Elphin by letters patent on 13 January 1730.[8][9][10]

He was lineal ancestor of the present Earls of Wicklow, his son Ralph having been created Baron Clonmore in 1776 and Viscount Wicklow in 1785.[8]

Bishop Howard died in office on 3 April 1740, aged 69, and was buried in St. Bride's Church, Dublin.[8][9][10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cotton 1848, The Province of Leinster, p. 53.
  2. ^ a b c Cotton 1850, The Province of Connaught, p. 75.
  3. ^ Cotton 1848, The Province of Leinster, p. 167.
  4. ^ Cotton 1849, The Province of Ulster, p. 188.
  5. ^ Cotton 1848, The Province of Leinster, p. 119.
  6. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 396.
  7. ^ Moody, Martin & Byrne 1984, A New History of Ireland, volume IX, p. 393.
  8. ^ a b c Cotton 1850, The Province of Connaught, p. 129.
  9. ^ a b Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 392.
  10. ^ a b Moody, Martin & Byrne 1984, A New History of Ireland, volume IX, p. 436.

References[edit]

  • Cotton, Henry (1848). The Province of Leinster. Fasti Ecclesiae Hiberniae: The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Volume 2. Dublin: Hodges and Smith. 
  • Cotton, Henry (1849). The Province of Ulster. Fasti Ecclesiae Hiberniae: The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Volume 3. Dublin: Hodges and Smith. 
  • Cotton, Henry (1850). The Province of Connaught. Fasti Ecclesiae Hiberniae: The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Volume 4. Dublin: Hodges and Smith. 
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  • Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X.; Byrne, F. J., eds. (1984). Maps, Genealogies, Lists: A Companion to Irish History, Part II. A New History of Ireland. Volume IX. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-821745-5. 
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Charles Cobbe
Bishop of Killala and Achonry
1727–1730
Succeeded by
Robert Clayton
Preceded by
Theophilus Bolton
Bishop of Elphin
1730–1740
Succeeded by
Edward Synge