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Church of Ireland Clergy

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Church of Ireland Clergy Project

This is an ongoing project to ensure that all (deceased) Church of Ireland Clergy are on Wikitree.

  • Connected to their family
  • Connected to the Wikitree family tree, if possible
  • With profiles that have biographical, family, and clerical information
  • Well sourced

Church of Ireland Clergy on Wikitree

This category Church of Ireland Priests shows Church of Ireland Clergy who have been identified and are now on Wikitree.

Note: Only Wikitree profiles with the category [[Category:Church of Ireland Priests]] will appear.


  1. Identify existing Wikitree profile or add new profile
  2. Add category "Category:Church of Ireland Priests" and any other appropriate ones e.g. "Category: Alumni of Trinity College, Dublin"
  3. Add Image Symbol
  4. Add biography, family, and clerical information
  5. Connect to family and any spouse
  6. If possible, connect to Wikitree family tree. This may require adding additional profiles.
  7. Add (deceased) children if they are Clergy or married to Clergy.
  8. If they have Cathedral appointments add the "Church of Ireland Succession Box" and update the appropriate Diocesan succession list.

Image Symbol

Church of Ireland Clergy

This Image Symbol is optional. It is there to add visual interest and to connect to the project.
Place in appropriate position on the profile, usually on the right hand side.
Place the code for the Image Symbol underneath the 'Biography' header.

Below is the code for the Image Symbol.

|caption='''[[Space:Church_of_Ireland_Clergy|Church of Ireland Clergy]]'''}}

Categories Used

  • [[Category:Church of Ireland Priests]]
  • [[Category:Church of Ireland Bishops]]
  • [[Category:Church of Ireland Archdeacons]]
  • [[Category:Bishops of Clogher, Church of Ireland]]
  • [[Category:Church of Ireland Dean of Clogher]]
  • [[Category: Alumni of Trinity College, Dublin]]
  • [[Category:1641 Depositions]]

Note: All Church of Ireland Clergy profiles should have [[Category:Church of Ireland Priests]], regardless of their position.

  • No new categories to be added until the Category Team have finished the review of the existing Religion categories.

Prefix (Title) on profile

  • Archbishop = Most Rev
  • Bishop = Rt Rev
  • Archdeacon = Ven (Venerable)
  • Dean = Very Rev
  • Prebendary = Rev Canon
  • Canon (without Prebendary stall) = Rev Canon
  • Priest = Rev

Note: The only exception: The Bishop of Meath and Kildare is styled - Most Rev - ‘The Most Reverend’.

Source Material

  • An account of the clergy of the Church of Ireland in the Diocese of Armagh by Rev James Blennerhassett Leslie M.A., 1911
  • Armagh clergy and parishes
  • An account of the Clergy of the Church of Ireland in the Diocese of Clogher by Rev James Blennerhassett Leslie, D.Litt., M.A., M.R.I.A. 1929
  • Clogher Clergy and Parishes

Church of Ireland Succession

Preceded by
John Leslie
Robert Leslie
Bishop of Clogher

1671 - 1672
Succeeded by
Roger Boyle

This is an example of a Succession Box for the Cathedral appointments.
Replace the 'title', 'years', 'before', and 'after' information on the profile.
Place the code for the Succession Box after the text of the "Biography" section of the Profile and above the "Sources/References" section.
Each Cathedral appointment has a separate Succession Box.

Below is the code for the Succession Box.

==Church of Ireland Succession==
{{Succession box2
| title = Robert Leslie<br/>Bishop of Clogher
| years = '''1671 - 1672'''
| before = '''[[Leslie-1215|John Leslie]]'''
| after = '''[[Boyle-4153|Roger Boyle]]'''

Diocesan Succession Lists

These are the current Church of Ireland Dioceses.
These succession lists also include the historic dioceses.

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There are also updated versions of the clergy succession lists for most Church of Ireland dioceses. They were published in recent years by the Ulster Historical Foundation. https://www.ancestryireland.com/

Details of the books: https://www.booksireland.org.uk/store/clergy-collection

posted by C Turner