William Chester (bishop)

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The Rt Rev. William Bennett Chester, DD was a Church of Ireland bishop[1] and author.[2]
Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he was ordained in 1848. After a curacy in Kilrush he held incumbencies at Killead, Kilkee, Ballymackey, Nenagh and Birr.[3] He was Chancellor then Archdeacon of Killaloe before his elevation to the Episcopate[4][5] in 1884.[6] He died in post[7] on 27 August 1893.[8]


  1. ^ He was the 5th Bishop of Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert and Kilmacduagh > 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. ^ Amongst others he wrote “Behold I come quickly” (George Herbert: Dublin, 1861); “The Christian Sacrifice” (ibid, 1873) and “Communion with God” (ibid, 1889) > British Library website accessed 19:32GMT 4 January 2011
  3. ^ ”A Bishop beloved” Bullock C.B.D: Home Words, London, 1893
  4. ^ The Times, Saturday, Jan 19, 1884; pg. 5; Issue 31034; col E
  5. ^ The New Bishop Of Killaloe
  6. ^ The Bishop of Killaloe. The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Tuesday, March 4, 1884; Issue 21411
  7. ^ Dublin Day by Day. The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Thursday, August 31, 1893; Issue 24387
  8. ^ "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
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
William Fitzgerald
Bishop of Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert and Kilmacduagh
Succeeded by
Frederick Richards Wynne