William Hardy Holmes

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In this name, the family name is Hardy Holmes, not Holmes.

The Most Reverend[1] William Hardy Holmes, DD, MA was a 20th-century Anglican Bishop.[2]
Born on 25 June 1873 and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he was ordained in 1897,[3] and began his career with a curacy at Christ Church, Derry. He then held incumbencies at Kilbarron and Ballyshannon.[4] In 1916 he became Archdeacon of Raphoe and in 1921 of Derry.[5] Raised to the episcopate in 1932 as Bishop of Tuam[6] he was translated to Meath in 1938.[7] He died on 26 May 1951[8]


  1. ^ Despite his title he is not an Archbishop but by tradition the Premier Bishop of the Church of Ireland > Debrett’s Correct Form, Montague-Smith,P(Ed): London, Debrett’s,1992 ISBN 0-7472-0658-9
  2. ^ “A New History of Ireland” Moody,T.M;Martin,F.X;Byrne,F.J;Cosgrove,F:By Theodore William Moody, Francis X. Martin, Francis John Byrne, Art Cosgrove: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  4. ^ Ulster Directory 1910
  5. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  6. ^ Crockfords1932
  7. ^ The Times, Saturday, Oct 15, 1938; pg. 14; Issue 48126; col B New Bishop Of Meath
  8. ^ The Times, Monday, May 28, 1951; pg. 6; Issue 52012; col C Deaths