James B Leslie.

Armagh clergy and parishes : being an account of the clergy of the Church of Ireland in the Diocese of Armagh, from the earilest period, with historical notices of the several parishes, churches, &c online

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COLLECTION



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ARMAGH CLERGY



AND



PARISHES



This Work is issued by Subscription, and is not on
sale at the Booksellers; but any person sending the
Subscription of 12/6 to the Author, Rev. J. B. Leslie,
Kilsaran Rectory Castlebellingham ; or to William
Tempest, J. P., Printer and Publisher, Dundalk, will obtain
a copy post free.



ALL RIGHTS ARE RESERVED.



AND

Jpanebce:

BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE CLERGY OF THE CHURCH

OF IRELAND IN THE DIOCESE OF ARMAGH. FROM

THE EARLIEST PERIOD. WITH HISTORICAL NOTICES

OF THE SEVERAL PARISHES. CHURCHES. &c.

BY

Rev, JAMES B. LESLIE, M.A.,

Rector of Kilsaran,

Author of the " History of Kilsaran," Etc.



With a Map of the Diocese

AND

View of Armagh Cathedral.







DUNDALK :

WILLIAM TEMPEST

1911.



Commen&aton) tRote

from

fbie (Brace tbc %ovt> iprimatc



" The Pdace^

Armagh, Feb. 21, 1911.
" / have the greatest possible pleasure in commending
the persevering and painstaking work of the Rev. James B.
Leslie in the compilation of the History of the Clergy and
Parishes in the Diocese of Armagh.

Far too little interest has hitherto been taken in such
valuable antiquarian research; and my friend Mr. Leslie is
well qualified by diligent and accurate scholarship to produce
such a book, both readable and of general interest.
I anticipate for it a wide circle of readers.

JOHN B. ARMAGH,

Primate and A rchbishop. ' '
— •*• —

ARCHBISHOP GROZIER.

The printing of this book having been almost completed before
the Election of the Primate, it was not possible to include in the
List of Primates, at foot of page 6, more than Dr. Crozier's name.
The following particulars are therefore given here instead : —

1911— John Baptist Crozier, T.C.D. B.A. (Jun. Mod. Eth. &
IvOg.) 1872 ; M.A. 1875 : B.D. and D.D. 1888 ; Downes Prize
1875 ; Div. Test, (i) 1876 ; Prizes in Heb. and Irish ; Presi-
dent Philos. Soc. and Auditor Theol. Soc. ; ord. D. 1876; P.
1877; C. St. Stephen's, Belfast 1876-7; C. St. Anne's Parish,
Belfast, 1877-80 ; V. Holywood 1880-97 ; Preb. of Down
Cath. 1889-97 ; Canon of St. Patrick's, Dublin, 1896-7 ;
Domestic and Exam. Chapl. to Primate Knox 1885-93 ;
Chapl. to Bp. (Welland) of Down 1892-7 ; Chapl. to Ld.
Lieut. 1891-7 ; Hon. Sec. Dio. Synod of Down and Connor
1892-7 ; Hon. Sec. General Synod, 1896-7 ; consecrated Bp.
of Ossory Nov. 30, 1897 ; translated to Down, &c., on
election by Synod, 3 Sep., 1907; elected Primate in St.
Patrick's National Cathedral (Dublin) by Bench of Bishops
Feb. 2, 1911 ; enthroned at Armagh, St. Patrick's Day
(17th March), 1911.

Born 8th April 1853, eldest son of Rev. Baptist Barton
C, B.A., of Rockview, Co. Cavan, 7th son of John Crozier,
J. P., Gortra House, Co. Fermanagh. (For pedigree, see The
Visitation of Ireland, Howard and Crisp, privately printed.)
Married 12 Sep., 1877, Alice Isabella, 3rd dau. of Rev. John
W. Hackett, M.A., of St. James's, Bray, Co. Dublin, and
has issue (i) Baptist Barton, Capt. R.A. ; (2) Rev. John
Winthrop, M.A., C. St. Anne's, Dublin; (3) Mervyn Paken-
ham ; and a dau. Alice Maud, m. Charles son of Sir Algernon
Coote, Bart., H.M.L., Queen's County.

(Whom God long preserve.)



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PREFACE.



THE aim of this work has been to give Succession Lists
of the Clergy of the Church of Ireland in the Diocese
of Armagh from the earliest possible period, together with
biographical and genealogical information under each name,
and historical notes about each parish, so that it might be
readable and of general interest. References to the sources
of information have, as a rule, been given : this being a
prominent feature of the book.

Few persons can form an adequate conception of the
immense labour and research involved in the work. The
names in the Index, though of Clergy alone, number over
2,400. The Diocese of Armagh is rich in manuscript material
for such research, as can be seen from the List of Authorities
used. The connection of Bishop Reeves with the Diocese was
to it a veritable endowment ; for, although he published little
concerning it, he left behind him many manuscripts, in his
beautifully concise writing, full of information for a Diocesan
historian. If he were alive to-day, no one would be more
delighted, I believe, at the issue of such a book than Bishop
Reeves, at whose hands I received Deacon's Orders.

The preparation of this work was first suggested to me
by one to whom I have been much indebted during the past
eleven years for help — ^parochial as well as literary — un-
grudgingly rendered, — namely, Mr. John Ribton Garstin, D.L,.,
Past Pres. R.S.A.I. and V.P. R.I. A., who was associated
with Dr. Brady in the compilation of his Records of Cork,
Cloyne and Ross and with Archdeacon Cotton in the pre-
paration of his Fasti. Mr. Garstin (who contributes an
Appendix), kindly revised my manuscript and corrected the
proofs ; and his accurate scholarship and extensive knowledge
of antiquities and of family history kept me from making
many mistakes. To him also I and my readers are indebted



vi. Preface.

for the View of Armagh Cathedral, taken from Ware's Works,

and for the loan of the rare Map of the Diocese reproduced
as a frontispiece.

I have also to thank Rev. H. J. Lawlor, D.D., Professor
of Ecclesiastical History, T.C.D., who revised part of my
manuscript and read the proofs, suggesting many corrections
and improvements. Dr. ID IS THIS Book, with THK AbBBBVIATIONS INDIOATmO lAOH.



MANUSCRIPTS.



IN THE PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE. DUBLIN. P.B.O.

(a) Ecclesiastical Records, viz. : —

Diocesan Registers since 1700, containing records of institutions,

consecrations, ordinations, &c. . . . . . . jD.jB.

Royal Visitations: — Visitations of the Clergy made for the Crown,

of which only those of 1622 and 1633 are extant for Armagh. R.V.

Visitation Books : — Containing copies of Returns made by the

Rural Deans at the Bishops Visitations, 1690-1870 V.B.

Valuation Books : — Containing particulars of improvements of, and

amounts expended on See and Glebe Houses, &c. . . Vol. Book.

Parish Registers : — Containing Baptisms, Marriages and Burials
from 1 Tti. (f-rit., and sometimes Confirmations and school lists.
N.B. — Some of the Parish Registers are, by Retention Order,
in custody of the Incumbents of the parishes. . . Par. Reg.

Parochial Returns : — Copies of the Parish Registers made in an
Annual Return by each Incumbent under (old) Canon 46.
These sometimes supply entries where the Registers are not
extant. The Armagh Returns which are extant for portion
of the 19th cent, are now neatly bound in volumes and easily
consulted. . . Paroch. Ret.

Vestry Books : — These contain Minutes of the Annual Vestries.
Only a few are in the Record Office— viz., those in which entries
of Baptism, &c., occur. . . . . . . Vestry Book,

First Fruit Rolls and Transcripts, containing a yearly return of the
First Fruits payable into the Exchequer since the Reformation
by Bishops and Clergy. Some Rolls have been lost, but a
Transcript of them is in existence. Similar particulars are F.F.R.
supplied also by Bishops' Returns and, in some cases, by F.F.T.
Hanaper Rolls. . . . . . . Bishops' Ret.

Commonwealth Papers : — These are the principal authorities used
for the period 1649-1660. Particulars concerning them are
to be found in the 13th Report of the Deputy Keeper, 1881.
They include (1) Names and Salaries of the Ministers of
Religion ; (2) Issues of Money to same out of Tithe, &c. ;
(3) Crown Rental of Tithes, &c. They are indicated in the
text by the title of the MS. or Book in P.R.O. . , Comm. Papers.

Deeds, Maps, Miscellaneous Ecclesiastical Collections, &c.



xvi. Principal Authorities.

Shaw-Mason's MSS. : — Being materials contributed by the clergy
for Statistical Surveys of parishes, not included in the three
Vols, published by W. Shaw-Mason. . . Shaw Mason MSS.

Livings in Varloos Dioceses :— A MS. in the P.R.O. conUining
particulars about Crown livings during the 18th and 19th cent.

(b) State Papers(Irbland)— viz. : —

Patent Rolls :— The MS. Calendar of the later Patent Rolls has
been used. Calendars of the earlier Rolls have been published.
See under Printed Books. . . . . . . . . P.B.

Memoranda Rolls : — These Rolls often supplement the Patent



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