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Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh Diocese


Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh Diocese

The succession lists show Clergy who held Cathedral positions.

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Church of Ireland - Current Bishoprics
Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh - 1841 - current
Church of Ireland - Former Bishoprics
Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh‎ 1572 - 1681,1693 - 1742, 1839 - 1841
Bishop of Ardagh 1692 - 1841
Bishop of Elphin‎ 1541 - 1841


Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Date FromDate ToName
18411854John Leslie
18541862Marcus Gervaise Beresford
18621870Hamilton Verschoyle
18701870Charles Leslie
18701874Thomas Carson

Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh - 1841

Date FromDate ToName
16731682Francis Marsh
16811691William Sheridan
16921692Ardagh separated from Kilmore
1693.See re-united as Kilmore and Ardagh
16931699William Smyth
16991713Edward Wetenhall
17141727Timothy Goodwyn
17271741Josiah Hort
17421839Kilmore and Ardagh separate; Ardagh held by Archbishop of Tuam
1839.See re-united as Kilmore and Ardagh
18391841George de la Poer Beresford
1841.Kilmore and Ardagh merged to become Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Bishop of Elphin - 1841

Date FromDate ToName
15521580Roland de Burgo (Burke)
15801584Thomas Chester
15841611John Fitzjames Lynch
16111639Edward King
16391655Henry Tilson
16551660Vacant during the Commonwealth
16601667John Parker
16671686John Hodson
16901720Simon Digby
17201724Henry Downes
17241730Theophilus Bolton
17301740Robert Howard
17401762Edward Synge
17621772William Gore
17721775Jemmett Browne
17751795Charles Dodgson
17951810John Law
18101819Power Le Poer Trench
18191841John Leslie
1841.Elphin merged to become Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Bishop of Ardagh - 1839

Date FromDate ToName
16041612Robert Draper
16131629Thomas Moigne
16291633William Bedell
16331654John Richardson
16541660Vacant during the Commonwealth
16601672Robert Maxwell
16721692Ardagh merged to become Kilmore and Ardagh
1692.Ardagh separated from Kilmore
16921692Ulysses Burgh
16931741Ardagh re-united as Kilmore and Ardagh
17421839Ardagh held incommendam with Archbishopric of Tuam
17421751Josiah Hort Archbishop of Tuam
1839.Ardagh merged to become Kilmore and Ardagh

Bishop of Kilmore - 1839

Date FromDate ToName
15851589John Garvey
15891603the bishopric of Kilmore was not filled, but was placed under 'custodiam', being committed to the hands of Edward Edgeworth, a Prebendary of Christ Church, and of St. Patrick's, Dublin.
16041612Robert Draper
16131629Thomas Moigne
16291642William Bedell
16431672Robert Maxwell
16721692Kilmore merged to become Kilmore and Ardagh
16921692Ardagh separated from Kilmore
16931741Kilmore re-united as Kilmore and Ardagh
1742.Kilmore separated from Ardagh
17421757Joseph Story
17571772John Craddock
17721774Denison Cumberland
17741790George Lewis Jones
17901796William Foster
17961801Charles Brodrick
18021839George de la Poer Beresford
1839.Kilmore merged to become Kilmore and Ardagh


Archdeacon of Ardagh

Date FromDate ToName
16181628Edward Hatton
..John Aiton
..Joseph Dunbar
16831696Andrew Charlton
..Thomas Taylor
..Robert Hort
17621778John Oliver
17781789Chambre Corker
..Robert Beatty
..Charles le poer Trench
18391854Marcus Gervase Beresford
18541866John Charles Martin
18661874John Richard Darley
..Fitzmaurice Hunt
..Frederic Potterton
..William Moore
..Robert Boyd
..Henry Johnson

Archdeacon of Elphin

Date FromDate ToName
..Erasmus Matthews
William Portman
16651669James Wilson
..Vincent Cave
..Anthony Cope
..John Brown
17001722Peter Mahon
..Lewis Hamilton
17431750Arthur Mahon
..Henry Cunningham
..John McLaughlin
17691781John Wardlaw
17821798Ephraim Monsell
..Oliver Cary
..William Digby
..John Oldfield
..Louis Henry Strean
18481880Henry Irwin
18801904Alexander James Major Kearney
..Francis Clarke
..Wolfe Wagner

Archdeacon of Kilmore

Date FromDate ToName
1622.William Andrewes
16381661Thomas Price
..Alexander Martin
16631678Ambrose Bearcroft
..Robert Wilson
16991740Matthew Handcock
17401745Wettenhall Sneyd
17451767Joseph Story
..Arthur Moore
..William Craddock
17761816John Caulfeild
1816.James Agar
18661878John Charles Martin
..Samuel Shone


Dean of Ardagh

Date FromDate ToName
..Robert Richardson
16061625Lewis Jones
16251637Henry Jones
..Nicholas Bernard
..John Kerb
17031718John Barton
17191720Charles Cobbe
17201721Josiah Hort
17221727Robert Howard
17271749Lewis Sarin
..George Sandford
17571769Thomas White
17691785William French
..Lilly Butler
17901800Charles Mongan Warburton
18001813Hon Richard Bourke
18141829Richard Graves
..Richard Murray
..Usher Tighe
..Augustus West
..Alexander Orme
..Frederic Potterton
..Thomas Reilly

Dean of Elphin

Date FromDate ToName
..Thomas Burke
16031606Edward King
..Erriell O'Higgin
..John Evatt
..Richard Jones
16421648Joseph Ware
16481661Edward Synge
..Clement Payman
16641665Daniel Neylan
16651683Thomas Crofton
16831700Anthony Cope
..Edward Goldsmith
17231739Peter Mahon
..Christopher Lloyd
17571768James Dickson
17681778Robert Bligh
..John Barry
17941796Francis Browne
17971848John French
..William Warburton
..Francis Burke
19041912Alexander James Major Kearney

Dean of Kilmore

Date FromDate ToName
16171619Thomas Robinson
16191627John Hill
16271637Nicholas Bernard
16371645Henry Jones
..Lewis Downes
..Edward Dixie
16921700Enoch Reader
17001700Richard Reader
17001734Jeremiah William Marsh
17341751John Madden
17511765Hon Henry Maxwell
..Thomas Webb
17651768Charles Agar
..George de la Poer Beresford
18011825William Magenis
18261860Henry Vesey-Fitzgerald
18601870Thomas Carson


Precentor of Elphin

Date FromDate ToName
1603.Richard Pentney
..Cornelius Tullie
..James Croxton
16351648Joseph Ware
16491665Vacant during the Commonwealth
1666.Henry Dodwell
..Nicholas Synge
17461752Philip Smythe, Viscount Strangford
17521785William French
17851797Stephen Radcliffe
..Richard Wynne
..Thomas Crawford
18481848Henry Irwin
..Frederick Hamilton

Provost of Elphin

Date FromDate ToName
15911594Nicholas O'Kelly
..Donat O'Horan
..Florence Kelly
..Cornelius Tully
16741674Samuel Hawkes
..Position merged with Precentor of Elphin


Prebendary of Ballintubber (Elphin)

Date FromDate ToName
..William Harrison
17411761Nathaniel Barton
..Henry Cunningham
.. James Whitelaw,
18131844William Blundell
..John Orson Oldfield

Prebendary of Kilcoole (Elphin)

Date FromDate ToName
..William Roycroft
16611668Thomas Crofton
..Edward Nicholson

Prebendary of Kilgoghlin (Elphin)

Date FromDate ToName
..Rodolph O'Donovan
..John King
..Thomas Eccleston
..George or Gilbert Digby
17311752William French
..James Blair
..John McLaughlin
17831785Stephen Radcliffe
17851806Gabriel Stokes
..John Brinkley
18271870George Edward Venables Vernon

Prebendary of Termonbarry (Elphin)

Date FromDate ToName
..James Honan
16781722John Keogh
..Edward Munns
17301731William French
..George Blackburne
17431774Thomas Palmer
17741775Wensley Bond
17751816John Cliffe
..Edward Bullingbrooke Ayres
18411866Francis Irwin
..John Stewart Gumley

Prebendary of Tighbohine (Elphin)

Date FromDate ToName
16151628Maurice Griffith (a layman)
..Gilbert Seabrook
..Robert Browne
16641694Edward Hawkes
..William Brereton
..Jonathan Law
..George Cope
..Westenra Crumpe
17611771Nathaniel Barton
..William French
..John Henry Gouldsbury
..William French

Prebendary of Tirbrien (Elphin)

Date FromDate ToName
..William Rycroft
..Nicholas Coxhead
..Robert King
..Arthur Ware
16611674Samuel Hawkes
..John Stephens
..Samuel Hodson
..Andrew Patterson
..Joseph Graves
..George Antrobus
..William Phibbs
17671769John Wardlaw
..John McLaughlin
..Anthony Weldon
18011813Robert Hawkshaw
18131856Samuel Adams

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