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Church of Ireland Derry and Raphoe Succession

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Church of Ireland Derry and Raphoe Diocese

This includes the following;

Church of Ireland - Current Bishoprics
Bishop of Derry & Raphoe 1834 - current
Church of Ireland - Former Bishoprics
Bishop of Derry‎ 1569 - 1834
Bishop of Raphoe‎ 1561 - 1834


Bishop of Derry & Raphoe

Date FromDate ToName
18341853Richard Ponsonby
18531867William Higgin
18671896William Alexander
..George Chadwick

Bishop of Derry - 1834

Date FromDate ToName
16051609George Montgomery
16101611Brutus Babington
16111613Christopher Hampton - not consecrated
16131615John Tanner
16161634George Downham
16341661John Bramhall
16611665George Wilde
16661679Robert Mossom
16801681Michael Ward
16811690Ezekiel Hopkins
16911702Willam King
17031713Charles Hickman
17141716John Hartstonge
17171718St George Ashe
17181727William Nicolson
17271735Henry Downes
17351743Thomas Rundle
17431745Carew Reynell
17451747George Stone
17471767William Barnard
17681803Frederick Hervey
18031831William Knox
18311834Richard Ponsonby
1834.Derry merged to become Derry and Raphoe

Bishop of Raphoe - 1834

Date FromDate ToName
16051609George Montgomery
16111632Andrew Knox
16331661John Leslie
16611671Robert Leslie
16711681Ezekiel Hopkins
16821693William Smyth
16931701Alexander Cairncross
17011701Robert Huntington
17021712John Pooley
17131714Thomas Lindsay
17141716Edward Synge
17161743Nicholas Forster
17441747William Barnard
17471752Philip Twysden
17531763Robert Downes
17631780John Oswald
17801807James Hawkins
18071819Lord John George Beresford
18191822William Magee
18221834William Bisset
1834.Raphoe merged to become Derry and Raphoe


Archdeacon of Derry

Date FromDate ToName
..Owen McCawell
16221635John Richardson
..George Holland
.c. 1679Jonathan Edwards
c. 1679c 1686Unknown Walker - the exact dates are unknown
1686.Roger Ford
..Joseph Rothery
..Benjamin Bacon
17361749Lewis Sarin
..Edward Golding
17611769Thomas Barnard
17691774Philip Smythe, Viscount Strangford
..John Stanley Monck
17851786Lewis Burroughs
..Clotworthy Soden
17951798Newburgh Burroughs
..Trefusis Lovell

Archdeacon of Raphoe

Date FromDate ToName
16741689James Hamilton
16901754Andrew Hamilton
17541756John Hamilton
..James Montgomery
17981814Michael Kearney
..John Ussher
18351845Brabazon William Disney
18461851Maurice George Fenwick Bisset
18511852Joseph Henderson Singer
..Frederic Falkener Goold


Dean of Derry

Date FromDate ToName
..William Webbe
..Henry Sutton
..Michael Wandesford
..James Margetson
..Geoffrey Rhodes
..George Beaumont
..George Holland
16701671William Lightburne
16721672John Lesley
..Peter Manby
16901690Peter Morris
..Thomas Wallis
..Coote Ormsby
17001724John Bolton
17241733George Berkeley
17341740George Stone
17401744Robert Downes
17441752Arthur Smyth
17521769Philip Smythe, Viscount Strangford
17691780Thomas Barnard
17801781William Cecil Pery
..Edward Emily
17831818John Hume
18181819James Saurin
18201860Thomas Bunbury Gough
..Ussher Tighe
..Charles Seymour
18821883John Gwynn
18831897Andrew Ferguson Smyly
..Thomas Olphert
..George Galbraith
..Richard Hayes
..Richard King
..Leslie Lawrensen
..George Good
..Cecil Orr
..William Morton

Dean of Raphoe

Date FromDate ToName
..Phelim O Doghertie
16221630Archibald Adair
16301660Alexander Conyngham
16611661John Leslie
1661.John Wellwood
16701671Ezekiel Hopkins
..Thomas Buttolph
16761683Capel Wiseman
16831692Nathaniel Wilson
16921725John Trench
17251743William Cotterell
17431744Arthur Smyth
..Anthony Thompson
..William Barker
..Thomas Bray
..James King
..Richard Allott
18321871Lord Edward Chichester
18731882John Gwynn
..Edward Bowen
..Michael Bell Cox
..Richard Bennett
..Richard Baillie
..Joseph Potter
..William Kennedy
..John Pirrie Conerney
..John Watson
..Cyril Homan
..George Good
..Stephen Cave
..Sam Reede
..Stephen White
..John Hay
..Arthur Barrett


Date FromDate ToName


Date FromDate ToName


Prebendary of Aghadowey (Derry)

Date FromDate ToName
..Thomas Turpin
..John Downham
..William Vincent
..Edward Synge
..John Blackman
..John Whitworth
..James Harwood
..Vincentius Engeham
..Peregrine Palmer
..John Gage
17631787Henry Barnard
17871795Henry Harvey Aston Bruce]]
..Robert McGhee
..Trefusis Lovell
17981808Joseph Sandys
18081813Peter Carleton
18131831John Paul
..Robert Hume
18321869Robert Alexander
..Andrew Ferguson Smyly

Prebendary of Clondehorka (Raphoe)

Date FromDate ToName
..Charles Carr
17161735Tobias Caulfield
..James King
..John Obins
17751781John Stokes
..John Forsayeth
..Cornelius Henry Usher
18361837James Thomas O'Brien
..William Archer Butler

Prebendary of Comber (Derry)

Date FromDate ToName
..Edmund Harrison
..Charles Vaughan
16681670William Lightburne
16701673William Smyth
..Roger Waring
..Robert Gourney
17341740Robert Downes
17401761Charles Talbot Blayney, Lord Blayney
17611782Edward Ledwich
..Richard Waddy
..Francis Gouldsbury
18301847Francis Brownlow
..Thomas Lindsay
..James Smith
..William Anderson

Prebendary of Dromholm (Raphoe)

Date FromDate ToName
..Thomas Wadman
17121720Edmund Arwaker
..Clotworthy Gowan
..Robert Ball
18281847Maurice George Fenwick Bisset
..John Kincaid

Prebendary of Inver (Raphoe)

Date FromDate ToName
16221630Alexander Conyngham
..John Brockett (Brookes)
..Clotworthy Gowan
17201724George Marlay
..Lewis West
..George Cary Hamilton
17831798St John Blacker
17981802Francis Gervais
..Alexander Montgomery

Prebendary of Killymard (Raphoe)

Date FromDate ToName
16111622Alexander Conyngham
..William Hamilton
..John Law
17571761John Alcock
..Roger Blackall
..James Montgomery
17701777Mossom Leslie
..Andrew Greenfield
..John Hawkins
..William Smith
18251829John Magee
..Charles Moore Stewart
..John Ellison
18391847Richard Homan
..Charles Seymour

Prebendary of Moville (Derry)

Date FromDate ToName
16211634Robert Kene
16341661James Downham
16621664John Bunbury
16641679Robert Echlin
17121721Samuel Elwood
..Peter Ward
17401747George Alcock
..John Torrens
..Sir Robert Pynsent
..Francis Gouldsbury
..Francis Goldsbury, Jnr
..John Beresford Hill
..Hon Charles Knox
18141858John Molesworth Staples
..William Miller Major

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