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and was bur. in St. Patrick's Cathedral on the same day. —
{Reg. of St. Patrick's.)

1553 — George Dowdall re-appointed. Queen Mary issued
a mandate for his recall on Nov. 23, 1553, and in his Patent
of appointment by her. Mar. 12, 1554, he is said to have
been " deprived of the Primacy and Archbishopric con-
trary to justice." Queen Mary, a Roman Catholic, seems
to have had no doubt about his having been lawful Primate
and Archbishop, though Wauchope was the Primate ap-

Archbishops of Armagh. 5

pointed by the Pope. In a Consistorial Act of 23 Jan.,
1553, he is proposed without being named for the Arch-
bishopric of Armagh as "he who at another time, without
the provision of the ApostoHc See had interfered in the
government of it " — (Brady's Episcopal Succ. I., p. 218).
He died in London Aug. 15, 1558.

On the death of Dowdall, Terence Daniel, the Dean, was
appointed guardian of the spiritualities, and was actually-
recommended for appointment to the Primacy (see Deans).
The Crown, however, appointed in

1562— Adam Loftus, B.D. (Cant.). He had been pres. by
Philip and Mary to V. Gedne (Lincoln) 13 May, 1557.
Translated Aug. 8, 1567, to Dublin ; d. in the Palace of
St. Sepulchre's, Dublin, April 5, 1605 ; bur. in S. Patrick's
Cathedral, DubHn.

1568 — Thomas Lancaster. He seems to have been consecrated
as Bishop of Kildare in July, 1550, and again as Archbishop
of Armagh on 13 June, 1568 ! (See Guardian 18 Nov., 1896).
He d. in 1584, and was bur. in St. Peter's, Drogheda, in
the vault of Primate Octavian. His Will was proved in
1585 (Dublin Consistorial Collection).

1584 — John Long, D.D. (Cant.), consecrated Monday, July 13
(Letter of W. Johns to Walshingham, S.P.O.). He d.
at Drogheda in 1589, and was bur. in St. Peter's,

1589 — John Garvey, D.D. (Oxon.), Bishop of Kilmore. He d.
in Dublin Mar. 2, 1595, and was bur in Christ Church Cath.
on Mar. 5, Mr. Richardson preaching his funeral sermon.

1595— Henry Ussher, B.A. (Oxon.), F.T.C.D. He d.at Termon-
fechin April 2, 1613, and was bur. in St. Peter's, Drogheda.

1613— Christopher Hampton, D.D. (Cant.), He d. unmarried
at Drogheda, January 3, 1625, and was bur. in St. Peter's,

1624 — James Ussher, D.D. (T.C.D.), Bishop of Meath — one of
the greatest scholars of any age — succeeded ; died at Reigate
in Surrey, March 21, 1656 ; bur. in Westminster Abbey,
April 17 in the same year.

1660 — John Bramhall, D.D. (Cant.), Bishop of Derry ; born
18 Nov., 1594 ; d. in Dublin, June 25, 1663 ; bur. in Christ
Church Cathedral.

1663 — James Margetson, D.D. (Cant.), Archbishop of Dublin ;
d. in Dublin, Aug. 28, 1678 ; bur. within the chancel rails of
Christ Church Cathedral. An extract from his Will is given
by Mr. Garstin, F.S.A., in Coleman's Stuart's Armagh, p.

6 Archbishops of Armagh.

370. He presented silver candlesticks to St. Michan's,

Dublin ; since bought by Lord Iveagh.
1678— Michael Boyle, D.D., T.C.D., Archbishop of Dublin;

d. at Oxmantown, Dec. 10, 1702 ; bur. on Dec. ii in St.

Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
1703 — Narcissus Marsh, D.D. (Oxon.), Archbishop of Dublin.

See a full account of this prelate in Stokes' Worthies of the

Irish Church, ed. by Dr. H. J. Lawlor. Died Nov. 2, 1713 ;

bur. in St. Patrick's Cathedral churchyard on Nov. 6, 1713.
1714 — Thomas Lindsay, D.D. (Oxon.), Bishop of Raphoe ;

d. July 13, 1724 ; bur. July 20, in Christ Church Cathedral.
1724 — Hugh Boulter, D.D. (Oxon.), Bishop of Bristol ; d. in

London, Sep. 27, 1742 ; bur. in Westminster Abbey. Mr.

Garstin gives the inscription on the monument over liis grave

in Coleman's edition of Stuart's Armagh, p. 409.
1742 — John Hoadly, D.D., Archbishop of Dublin ; d. at Rath-

farnham July 16, 1746 ; bur. at Tallaght.
1747 — George Stone, D.D., Bishop of Derry ; d. in London

December 19, 1764 ; bur. in Westminster Abbey.
1765 — Richard Robinson, D.D. (afterwards Baron Rokeby),

Bishop of Kildare ; d. at Clifton, near Bristol, Oct. 10, 1794 ;

bur. in Armagh Cathedral Nov. 29. For inscription on

monument see C.F. III. 27 For Will, see Stuart's Armagh.
1795 — William Newcome, D.D. (Oxon.), Bishop of Waterford,

&c. ; d. at St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, 11 Jan., 1800 ; bur.

in T.C.D. Chapel.
1800 — Hon. William Stuart, D.D. (Cant.) ; d. in London

May 6, 1822 ; bur. at Luton Park, Bedfordshire.
1822 — Right Hon. Lord John George Beresford, D.D. (Oxon.),

Abp. of DubHn (see p. 425) ; d. July 18, 1862, at Wobum

Abbey, Donaghadee ; bur. in Armagh Cathedral.
1862 — Marcus Gervais Beresford, D.D. (Cant.), Bishop of

Kilmore, &c. ; d. Dec. 26, 1885 ; bur. in Armagh Cathedral.
1886— Robert Knox, D.D., T.C.D. , Bishop of Down, &c. ;

d. at Armagh Oct. 23, 1893 ; bur. at Holywood.
1893— Robert Samuel Gregg, D.D., T.C.D., Bishop of Cork,

&c. ; d. at Armagh Feb. 18, 1896, bur. at Frankfield, Cork.
1896— William Alexander, D.D., D.C.L. (Oxon.), G.C.V.O., Bp.

of Derry, &c., Scholar, Preacher, Poet. He res. the

Primacy as from Feb. i, 191 1, and has settled at Belton

Lodge, Torquay, Devonshire.
1911— JOHN BAPTIST CROZIER,D.D., the present Primate.

See back of Title-page., facing the Preface.


[1206-16 — " Richard, Dean " witnesses between these years
a confirmation by Archbishop Eugenius {Chart. St. Mary's
Abbey I., 149), but as his name follows those of inferior
dignity he was probably not Dean of Armagh, but a rural

1238 — Marcus appears {Cal. Doc. I, Ap. 4, 1238 ; P. R. Eng.),

[1246 — G appears as "Arch-Presbiter," i.e., either Dean or

Rural Dean {Cal. Doc. I., 2910).

1256 — Abraham O'Connellan, " Arch-Presbiter of the Church
of Armagh," is placed by Cotton among the Deans. Query,
was he Rural Dean ? He was made Archbishop in 1257.]

1256 — Joseph appears {Cod. Clar. 46) and is Dean till 1262
{Chart. St. Mary's Abb. I, 327. His seal is given in the
Dublin Penny Journal, Vol. II, 112. The matrix is in
the Museum of the R.I.A. (see Reeves in U.J. A., Original
Series, IV, 219, and C.F. Ill, 375).

1283 — Henry de Ardagh. Protection to Master Henry de
Ardagh, Dean of St. Patrick's, Armagh, going to Ireland
{P.R. Eng., Vol. for I279ff., p. 56).

1293 — Brieius — Dean of Armagh, pays for certain tithes at
Easter in this year {Cal. Doc. I. 1293, p. 18). Cotton puts
his date as 1272, and says he was Dean in the time of
Abp. Nicholas and so continued about 30 years, and that
his name appears to a deed of 1301, giving Reg. Swayne and
Reeves' Down, p. 248, as his authorities. But Cotton evi-
dently made a mistake. It is probable that the clause
about the deed was intended to follow Denis, who suc-

1301 — Denis was Dean till 1330 {D.R.). His name appears to
a deed of 1301. In 1303 he was elected Archbishop by the
Dean and Chapter, but declined it {D.R.). He is men-
tioned in the Pipe Rolls of 1313 as owing £g for a carucate
of land in Colverton, Co. I^outh. In 1319, acting for
Roland the Primate, absent in England, he confirmed the
election of Michael Mcl,oughlin to the Bishopric of Derry.
In 1325 he is witness to the publication of a Papal Bull
at Armagh {Theiner, p. 229 ; Coleman's Stuart, p. 114).

1334 — David O'Hiraghty appears to have been Dean, being
promoted this year to the Archbishopric {Cal. Pap. Lett.
11, 1335)-

1362 — Christopher O'Fearghila, Dean, is deceased this year
{CaL Pap. Pet., p. 533).

8 Deans of Armagh.

1362 — Patrick O'Korry [O'Curry] succeeds him {D.R.). The
appointment was confirmed by Pope Urban V on 7 Ides
Aug., 1366 {Cal. Pap. Pet., p. 533 ; Cal. Pap. Lett., IV,
63). He is living in 1370 {D.R.).

1372 — Odo Mecdanim, Dean, is witness to a deed, dated 7
Sep., 1372 {Cal. Ch. Ch. Deeds, 216). He was Dean in 1374

1380 — Maurice O'Corry, called Deory in Cod. Clar. 46, but
Maurice O'Corrj- under 1397 (cp. V.B. at Armagh). He
was deprived in 1398. Cotton has Maurice O'Dovey as
Dean in 1372 — evidently wrong.

1398 — John O'Goband [O'Gowan]. Papal mandate to Abp.
of Armagh to collate him (being a priest of the Diocese
of Kilmore) to the Deaner>^ of Armagh, value not ex-
ceeding 70 marks, void by the death of Odo Mecdanim,
Maurice O'Corri, priest, who unlawfully detains it being re-
moved {Cal. Pap. Lett. V, 180).

1406 — Thomas O'Lucheran who had been a Canon in 1397,
appears as Dean in 1406 {D.R.). He was also R. Donough-
more, q.v. In 1414 Denis O'Culean, who received a Papal
mandate to be made Dean — value not exceeding 60 marks
— and R. Donoughmore, reports that Thomas O'Lucheran,
Dean of Armagh, has been guilty of simony and that he
(Denis) cannot safeh- meet him in the city of Armagh.
The Pope commands the Abbot of Newry to examine these
charges and deprive Thomas {Cal. Pap. Lett. VI, 477).
O'lyucheran died in 1416.

1416 — [Deanery- is vacant. See C.F. Ill, 62].

1416 — Denis O'Culean (see above) was probably appointed
Dean about this time. He appears as Dean in D.R. from
1425 to 1441.

1443 — Charles O'Mellan is Dean to 1475 {D.R. ; see King's
Primacy, p. 41.)

1477 — Thomas Machamayl []\IacCav,'ell] binds himself for the
first fruits of the Deanery vacant " per devolutionem ad
Curiam " June 6 {Ann. Hih. 8). He was Dean in 1485
{D.R.), and must have died soon afterwards.

1487 — Peter O'MuImoy [O'Molloy] binds himself for the first
fruits of the Deanery vacant " per cbitum Thome Macha-
mayl " and for the Priory of the Culdees vacant " certo
modo," April 26 {Ann. Hib. 9 ; see also Ann. Hih. 23 and
MS. T.C.D. F. 4. 30). He seems to have been deprived of
the Deanery in 1492, but was probably restored again.

Deans of Armagh. 9

1492 — Donald Macrivayr a priest of Clogher Diocese binds
himself for the first fruits of the Deanery, vacant " per
privationem in forma juris," and for the R. of Donagh-
more (Clogher Diocese) and the Priory of the Culdees, Feb.
II {Ann. Hib. 10).

1505 — Peter O'Mulmoy [O'Molloy] vacates the Deanery by
death {Ann. Hib. 12).

1505 — Edmund Mackmayll [MacCawell] binds himself for the
first fruits of the Deanery and Priory of the Culdees vacant
through O'Molloy's death {Ann. Hib. 12). He appears
again in 1518, and in 1548 his name is written" McAvenyll "
{D.R.). He died on St. Agnes's Day, Jan. 21, 1549 (Reeves'
Ancient Churches of Armagh, U.J. A. Original Series, IV,
1550 — Terence Daniel, called in Irish Tirlagh O' Donnelly,
first appears as Dean of Armagh on 30 April, 1550, when
" Terence Danyell, Dean of Armagh," had a pardon
(Morrin's P.R., Vol. I, 202). He was probably Dean in 1549,
for the Dean of Armagh then complains of Con O'Neill
{Cal. Carew Pap. I, 217). He was a member of the ancient
and noble family of the Ua Donnghaile, who at a remote
date settled in the County of Tyrone, in the parish of
Donaghmore, at a place called after them, Baile O'Donghaile
(Bally O'Donnelly), now known as Castlecaulfield. The
family name was derived from DonnghAi, fourth in de-
scent from Domhnall, King of Ailech, son of Aed Finnliath,
monarch, who d. in 879. (See App. to O'Donovan's Four
Masters, pp. 2426-2430). The head of this family was
hereditary Marshal of O'Neill's forces. Shane O'Neill,
son of the first Earl of Tyrone, was fostered with Tirlagh
O'Donnelly at Ballydonnelly ; and the Dean acted for many
years as a mediator between the Crown and Shane, whose
strongest supporters were the O'Donnellys. Terence
Daniel's name appears in many State Papers of the period.
We give as follows a short calendar of passages in which
his name appears : —

1550,May 31 — Terence Danyell, Dean, appointed Master or Rector
of the College of the Culdees (D.R.).

1551, Oct. 27 — Marshal Bagenal to Lord Deputy, states " the Dean
of Armagh gives false information as to the distance of Shane O'Neill's
country." (S.P.I.).

1553, June 9— He carries letters to the North (S.P.I.).

1553, Nov. 20 — Queen Mary gave " a grant of English liberties to
Terence or Tirlagh O'Dougale of the Irish nation and blood ; . . . and
confirmed the estate ... he had in the Deanery of Armagh " (P.R.).

1554-5 — Named by Queen Mary in Commission for Co. Meath and in a
Commission for Co. Louth and Drogheda, 1556-7 {P.E.).

Dean Daniel or O'Donnelly.

1558, July 5 — Presided as Primate's Commissary at a Diocesan Synod,
held at St. Peter's, Drogheda {D.R.).

1559, May 4 — Instituted, as Guardian of the Spiritualities, sede
vacante, Thos. aynche to the Preb. of Duleek (D.R.).

1559, July 3 — Presided at a Synod of the Clergy " inter Anglos "
at St. Peter's, Drogheda (D.R.), and on Aug. 18 instituted William
Pomrell to St. Pete/'s, Drogheda.

1559 — Shane O'Neill sends letters to the Queen by him, and on
Sep. 18, 1560, he with Patrick, Dean of TuUyhog, and Sir John Garvie
are Shane's Commissioners to negotiate with the Lord Deputy (S.P.I.)

1561 — In answer to a conge d'clire sent to the Dean and Chapter
to elect Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Armagh, he says : " that the
Chapter there, whereof the greater part be temporall men and Shane
O'Nele's horsemen be sparkeled and owte of ordre as he can by no
meanes assemble them to procede to the election " [S.P.I ; see also
Shirley's Letters, 45, 120).

1562, May 5— Is appointed by Queen Elizabeth one of the Comrs.
to hear and determine controversies between Shane and gentlemen
of the Pale (8.P.I.).

1562— July 31, Aug. 1, Aug. 17, Aug. 27. He and John Garvie,
Archdeacon of Meath, confer, for the Crown, with O'Neill [S.P.I.).

1562 — Is named with others on Dec. 6 by the Queen, one of the Com-
missioners to exercise spiritual jm-isdiction and correct errors, etc., in the
Province of Armagh (P.R.).

1563 — Minute in Cecil's handwriting, dated Wyndsor, 7 Aug., 1563 —
that the Dean of Armagh may be Primate — that the Primate may
be Bp. of Kildare and Dean of St. Patrick's— that the Bp. of Kildare
may be Bp. of Meathe — the chantor of Armagh [Patrick Darelle]
to be Deane. Daniel ..." wold promesse to doe moch with Shane
O'Neyle and some think he cold performe it " (Shirley's Letters, p. 124).
On Oct. 15 the Queen writes similarly to Sussex (S.P.I.). Loftus was,
however, appointed Primate.

1563 — Helps to make agreement with O'Neill that, inter alia " at the
feast of All SS. tlie ward is to be removed from the Church of Armagh and
the Church shall be restored to O'Neill " (S.P.I.). O'Neill gives a bond
at Benburb Nov. 16 "for the restoration of the Church of Armagh to
Divine Service as her Majesty has removed her garrison therefrom
at his petition " (S.P.I.). The Dean is desired to remain in the North,
that his presence may have a good effect with O'Neill (see Hore, U.
J. A., Orig. Series, VIII, 56).

When Richard Creagh, appointed Primate by the Pope, brought
letters from the latter to Shane, he found O'Neill desirous that the
see should be given to Daniel {Ibidem ; see also Shirley's Letters,
pp. 163-171).

Several letters of Daniel in 1564 and 1565 to the Lords Justices
show he was acting intermediary with O'Neill.

In Oct., 1564 he was appointed on a Commission with the Primate
and others to enforce attendance at Church and cause all Bishops
to subscribe to the Royal Supremacy (P.R.). In 1565 O'Neill sent him as
envoy with presents to the Queen to England (Shirley's Letters,^. 222).

[1566, Aug. 16 — Thos. Lancaster reports that O'Neill has broken
down the Metropolitan Church of Armagh (S.P.I.). R. Creagh, writing
to Cecil, states he did it for the " safeguard of his coimtry " ! Shane
was slain on June 2, 1567.]

1567, July 6 — The Queen nominates Daniel to be Archbishop (S.P.I. ;
see also Shirley's Letters, p. 307). Loftus seems to have worked to
prevent his appointment ; and the Archbishopric was given to
Thomas Lancaster.

Deans of Armagh. ii

After Shane O'Neill's death Tnrlogh Leynagh — one of the O'Donnellye
— seems to have given much trouble to the Government, which was
assisted by the Dean, through whose efforts a treaty was concluded
with him on Jan. 20, 1571 and again in 1579. Turlogh died in May,
1583 {S.P.I.).

In 1574 we find him writing from Drogheda on April 7 — That he had
lost all his goods in the rebellion of Shane O'Neill, and had no profit of
his Deanery {8.P.I.).

In 1583 he prays to be restored to the Parsonage of Rath wire (Meath),
October 20 {8.P.I.).

He died in 158.5, and his Will, made 10 Aug., 1585, " in Edw. Connell's
bowse in the new forte at the black watter in the presence of . . .
Patrick Melee, Chaplin, Mellaghlene OffaUegane, chapline, and hugh
O Shenan, chaplen, with divers others " was proved before Primate
John Long on 9th Feb., 1585-6. In it he desires to be buried in the
Cathedral of Armagh, towards the building of which he left £11 " at ye
discrecon of ye Mr. of ye Workes . . . and my nephew, Bamabye
Danyell." Left certain profits of the parsonage of Rathwire to be
divided between his nephew Bamaby and his friend, John Cusacke.
His nephew made sole Exor. (See Reeves' MS. Memoirs of the Deans
of Armagh for further information concerning him.)

1587 — " Salamon, servant of Tirlagh Leynagh ... if learned
and qualified to have Deanery of Armagh, the Dean [who
he was we have not been able to ascertain] being placed
elsewhere " {P.R., May 12, 29 Ehz., No. 46).

[1588 — John Garvey, who in March following was translated
to the Archbishopric, received " the Deanery of Armagh "
in commendam with the Bishopric of Kilmore (Morrin's
Cat. P.R., 30 Eliz., p. 178, Mar. 21). Query, was this a
mistake of Morrin's for " the Deanery of Kilmore " ? ;
for Wood was Dean in or before 1588. See next entry.]

1588 — Owen Wood was Dean in or before 1588 (Bliss' Wood's
Fasti Oxon.). He was a Welshman, second son of Hugh
Wood, of Tullylyn, in the Isle of Anglesey (who was second
son of William Wood, descended from Wood, of Woodhall,
in Ivancashire) by his wife Jane, dau. of Hugh Prys ap
Howell, of Mossoglen, Esq. He was educated at Jesus
College, Oxford, where he grad. B.A., 1581 ; M.A., 1584,
and was probably appointed Dean soon after Terence
Daniel's death.

He was married in 1595, as appears from a letter, dated 16 Nov.,
1595, from Rowland White to Sir Robert Sydney, in which he says:
" My noble and worthy Cosen, Mr. Dean Wood, the Queen's Chaplen,
is married to Kitch Ballet's widow of Cheapside ; he hath got by her
£300 a yeare Jointer and she is besides worth £4,000 " (Sydney's Letters
and Memorials of State, Vol. I, p. 361). " Humphreys states Dean
Woods wife was Joywan, daughter of Richard Cledden, Chaplain to
the Queen and J. P. County of Middlesex, saith Lewis Dwn in his
Visitation of North Wales, 1588. The Book is Welsh, etc. Joywan
should be Joan, and Cledden, Clayton " (Bliss's Wood's Fasti Oxon.).
I have collected the following notices of him : —
1589 — " Eugene Woods, Dean of Armagh," is witness to the Will of
Ocheus O'Hanlon, 7 May, 1589 (Wills P.R.O.I.).

la Dean Wood.

1590, May 11 — Ordered by Lord Deputy Perrot "to preach on the
vanity and absurdity of a Bull of Pius V, found in a house in Ross, which
D. Woodde accordingly did " {S.P.L).

1595 — Pres. about" this date to the Archdeaconry of Meath {S.P.L).
Held the R. of St. Patrick's. Granard, about the same time.

1596, Jan. 29 — Earl of Tyrone says " Owen Wood, the Dean, now
attendant on the Earl of Essex, sold the Priory of Ardmagh to Prior
McGirr " (Cal. Careu- MSS., Ill, 160).

1596, "17 Mar., Owen Wood, Decan. Ecol. Armachan. ad eccl. de
Ewelme, dioc. Oxon. per resign. Tho. Blague S.T.P. ad present. Reg.
{Reg. FrAt7?i/

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