Thomas Smyth (bishop)

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Thomas Smyth (1650 – 1725) was an Irish bishop in the last decade of the 17th century and the first three of the 18th.[1]

Life[edit]

He was born at Dundrum, the son of William Smyth and Mary Dewdall. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He became vice-chancellor of Trinity College in 1714.[2]

A former Dean of Emly,[3] Smith was nominated Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe on 15 November 1695 and consecrated on 8 December 1695. He died on 4 May 1725.[4]

Family[edit]

Smyth married Dorothea, daughter of Ulysses Burgh. They had 10 sons and three daughters. The seventh son was George Smyth, and the eighth Arthur Smyth.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A New History of Ireland, Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X.; Byrne, F. J.; Cosgrove, A.: Oxford, OUP, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  2. ^ a b William Courthope (1838). Debrett's Complete Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Printed for J. G. & F. Rivington. p. 649. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Fasti ecclesiæ hibernicæ: the succession of the prelates in Ireland" Cotton,H Dublin, Hodges & Smith, 1860
  4. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 400–401. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Ulysses Burgh
Dean of Emly
1693–1695
Succeeded by
Richard Reader
Preceded by
Nathaniel Wilson
Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe
1695–1725
Succeeded by
William Burscough