Thomas Townsend

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Thomas Stewart Townsend (1800–1852) [1] was an Irish Anglican bishop in the Church of Ireland in the 19th century.[2]

He was successively Dean of Lismore and Dean of Waterford in 1850.

He also became Bishop of Meath in 1850.[3] and died in post in Málaga [4] on 16 September 1852. His Times obituary noted that “by his death the system of national education has lost an earnest advocate”.[5]


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  2. ^ “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
  3. ^ “History of the Diocese of Meath”, Healy, J., Dublin, Association for promoting Christian Knowledge, 1908
  4. ^ IRELAND . The Morning Post (London, England), Tuesday, September 30, 1852; pg. 3; Issue 24579. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
  5. ^ The Times, Thursday, Sep 30, 1852; pg. 8; Issue 21234; col A Ireland. (From our own correspondent.)
Religious titles
Preceded by
Edward Adderly Stopford
Bishop of Meath
1850 – 1852
Succeeded by
Joseph Henderson Singer