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pedigree of his family in Ulster's Office (see the several
Peerages and Baronetages and Foster's Scottish M.P's.).
i622^George Mackeson (or Mackeston) pres. by the Crown
Oct. 29 {P.R. ; Cotton has " Oct. 25 " in error). On the
same day he received Letters of Naturalization in Ireland
{P.R.). He was the 2nd son of Alexander M. of Athconry
in Scotland ; born circa 1579. I ^^^ " '^^- Mackeson
Lecturer of Christ Church [Dublin] " mentioned on 15 Feb.,
1622 {Ussher' s Works, Vol. XVI, p. 390). He was pres.



14 Deans Mackeson and Frey.

by lyord Falkland (to whom he was chaplain) to the Chan-
cellorship of Clogher and R. Galloone on May 13, 1624
{P.R. ; Cotton, in error, says he received the Precentor-
ship of Clogher by patent from the Crown). He seems to
have res. the Chancellorship in 1631, as he does not appear
on the Clogher Lists in R. V. 1633. He was pres. a second
time, according to Cotton, to the Deanery on May 12, 1627
{P.R.).

He gave a good deal cf trouble and annoyance to Primate Jamea
Uasher in connection with the Deanery lands. In the time of his pre-
decessor. King James had settled 16 townlanda of Dcrrynoose on the
Deanery, in Ueu of the Rectories and Vicarages belonging to it which
the Dean had surrendered, but tlirough some error, Loughgilly rectory
was excepted. Dean Mackeson claimed the right of presentation to it
against the Primate and tock proceedings in the King's Courts, but-
either withdrew or was defeated in his endeavours. The King, writing to
Lord Falkland on May 12, 1627, speaks of the Dean as " a very able
Churchman, who hath received some loss by the not payment of £40 per
annum out of the defalcations of his weekly lecture at Christ Church."

Dean Mackeson m. Dorothy, dau. of Richard Funnett,
of Canterbury, by whom he had one son Archibald and
three daus. — Ellinor, Margaret, and a third whose name
is not recorded. He died at Legacorry (Richhill) on Aug.
I3> 1635 {Funeral Entries). He was bur. in Kilmore
Church, where a monumental slab has the following in-
scription (now partly defaced) around its edges : —

" Georgius Mack[es]on | [qu]ondam[D]ecanus Ecclesiae Cathedralis |
[Armachane Prov]|idu8 vir et eximius Predicator vere Divinus | . , .
Anno Dni 1635 Aetatis sue 56 | ". See Memorials I, 59.

1635 — James Frey (Fray, Frye, or Fry) ; name variously spelled
in F.F.R. of 1635-7 5 was pres. by the Crown (having been
recommended by Primate James Ussher) to the Deanery on
Sep. 15. His ftdl name was John James Frey, and he was
born at Basle on 6 June, 1606, being the son of John
Henry Frey, a merchant, and Esther Ostein his wife.
From a tract by Daniel Tossanus in the National Library,
Dublin, entitled : " Oratio Panegyrica in obitum Reverendi
et Clarissimi viri, Domini M. Jo. Jacobi Frey, Professoris
Graeci in Academia patria et Designati Decani Armachani
in Hibernia" (4° Basle, 1636) we learn that at the age
of 19, in 1625, he travelled through Switzerland and France
and came to England to study in the libraries of Oxford,
where he became a member of Christ Church and took his
M.A. degree. Becoming acquainted with Robert Boyle,
Earl of Cork, he was made tutor to his eldest son, Lord
Dungarvan, with whom he came to Ireland and lived in
Lismore in Jan., 1630. He was ord. D. in Westminster
Abbey on May 16, 1630. He was appointed at the end of
1630 " Profectus Margaretanae Ecclesiae " in Basle, to which



Deans of Armagh. 15

he had returned. Having again come to Ireland, he
travelled with lyord Dungarvan on the Continent, where
he seems to have been engaged in researches for Primate
Ussher. Soon after he was appointed Professor of Greek
in the University of Basle. He m. Catherina Guntzer, dau.
of Sebastian Guntzer and widow of James Bernoulli, in
1634. Having been nominated to the Deanery of Armagh,
he resolved to come to Ireland for institution, but took
suddenly ill, and died in his 29th year on Aug. 26, 1635.
Cotton gives the date of patent as " Nov. 25 " ; it should
be Sep. 15. It is probable that the news of his death had
not come to Ireland at the time. It is curious that his name
occurs in the First Fruits Returns of 1635, 1636 and 1637.
The Deanery must have been vacant until Mar, 1637.
(See also Notes and Queries, No. 277, Feb. 17, 1855, and
Ussher's Works, Vols. XV and XVI).
1637 — Peter Wentworth, D.D., pres. by the Crown Mar. 4
{P.R.) ; May 29 (F.F.T.). Another Pat. was passed for his
pres. on Feb. 23, 1638 {P.R.). He was the son of Thomas
Wentworth, Recorder of Oxford, and M.P., and grandson
of Sir Nicholas Wentworth, Knt., of Lillingstone-IyOvell,
Yorkshire, and a kinsman of the celebrated Earl of Strafford.
Reeves, misled by a passage in one of Laud's Letters {Works
VII, 296), gives him in error a different parentage. (See
History of Three Branches of the Family of Wentworth,
by WiUiam Loftie, Rutton, London, 1891). He entered
Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 13 March, 1618, and afterwards
became a Fellow of Balliol Coll ; B.A., 1621 ; D.D., 1633.
His sermons before the University are said to have con-
verted some of the members from puritanical notions.
Laud refers to him in his Letters to Wentworth, Earl of
Strafford, Lord Deputy of Ireland ; thus on Nov. 15, 1636,
he says : —

" I hear ycu have found out Dr. Wentworth at Oxford [the patent
was not passed till the following year] . . . The man hath good parts
in him. This summer I heard him preach well to the King at Wood-
stock. If he can master his learning it will never be the worse for
him. I believe the Primate will like liim well."

Again, on Dec. 5, he says, " God give Dr. Wentworth joy of the
Deanery, and though I do not think his name only got him the prefer-
ment from you, yet ceteris 'paribus you had no reason to pass his name
over" (Laud's Works VII, 296 and 300).

And again, April 7, 1637, he speaks of " the soberness of his carriage,
and the goodness of his learning and of so well-tempered a disposition "
(VIII, 339-40).

It seems, from a letter of Laud to Strafford on Nov. 15, 1636, that
the Earl of Leicester desired the Deanery for his Secretary — " a
deacon, young, with nothing in him or about him like a man in Orders,
with long hair, his clothes all in the fashion," and to Laud's eyes
" moat unfit every way to be a prime Dean " (VII, 296).



i6 Deans Wentworth and Marsh.

During the vacancy in the Deanery, a new Charter incor-
porating the Dean and Chapter was issued by the Crown,
and a settlement was, after the death of John Symons,
R. of Armagh, in 1637, arrived at, whereby the Rectory
and Vicarage of Armagh (with the R. and V. Clonaule,
Clonconchy and Ballymoyer) were united to the Deanery ;
and the Deanery surrendered, in return, to the Primate
the territory of Derrynoose. This settlement was long
afterwards, however, held to be void in law. Dean Went-
worth fled from Ireland in Oct., 1641, on the outbreak of
the rebellion, and was made Archdeacon of Carlisle by Abp.
Ussher, then having the oversight of the diocese of
Carlisle. Carlisle was besieged and taken in 1645 by the
Parliamentary Forces, so that he could have profited
little by the change. He lived obscurely during the Com-
monwealth and had charge of the parish of Buriton, Hamp-
shire, in Jan., 1658. In 1660 he refused to return to Ireland
even to accept a Bishopric there, and res. his Archdeaconry
and accepted the R. of Great Hasely in Oxfordshire. He d.
at Bath, July 22, 1661, aged 60, and was buried there in the
Abbey Church near the grave of Bishop James Montague.
In his epitaph engraven on a brass plate fastened to a plain
white stone lying over his grave he is thus characterised :
" Patriciorum proles, Doctrinae Maritus, Summus
Hyberniae Decanus, Angliae praeconuin primus."

The celebrated Henry Stubbe (ob. 1676), the Bath
Physician, was buried in his grave. Wentworth's arms are
emblazoned on the windows of Balliol College, Oxford, in
token of his being a benefactor to it. His widow held lands
in the parish of Glendermot, Derry {C.F. Ill, 331). He left
an only son Thomas, who died young. (See History of
Three Branches of Family of Wentworth, and Wood's Fasti
Oxon.).

Cotton erroneously states that William Sley was pres. to
the Deanery in 1643. See Chancellors.
1661 — Francis Marsh, D.D., pres. by the Crown, June 19 (P.R.).
He was the son of Henry and grandson of Francis M., both
of Edgworth in Gloucestershire, where he was born 23 Oct.,
1626. He was educated at Emmanuel and Caius College,
Cambridge, of which last he became a Fellow like his
father-in-law the great Bishop Jeremy Taylor. That
Prelate invited him over to Ireland in 1660. On Jan 26,
1661, he was admitted M.A. ad eundem of Dublin Uni-
versity. Taylor was consecrated Bishop of Down and
Connor on Jan. 27, and one of his first acts was to ordain
Marsh, then 35 years old, deacon and priest on the same



Deans of Armagh. 17

day. Marsh was pres. to the Deanery of Connor on
Feb. 8, 1661, which he res. in June for the Deanery of
Armagh. In 1664 he became also Archdeacon of Dromore
and R. Clonfeakle, which he held with the Deanery till
1667, when he was consecrated Bishop of Limerick on
Dec. 22 at Clonmel. He held with the Bishopric, in com-
mendam, the R. Tradery in Killaloe {S.P.I.). On Jan. 10,
1673, he was translated to Kilmore with Ardagh, and on
Feb. 14, 1681, was promoted to the Archbishopric of Dublin
with which he held in comniendam the Treasurership of St.
Patrick's, Dublin, and the Prebend of Desertmore, Cork.
(See Mason's St. Patrick's, p. 202). He fled from Dubhn in
1688-9, leaving Dr. Wm. King (afterwards Archbishop) as
his Commissary, and was attainted by King James's Parlia-
ment. He returned soon after the Revolution, and died on
Nov. 16, 1693, at the Palace of St. Sepulchre's and was
buried in Christ Church near the Communion Table, but
no monument to him now remains.

He m. Mary, 2nd dau. of Bishop Jeremy Taylor, who survived him.
They had three children, the second of whom, Jeremiah Wm., b. 1667,
T.C.D. B.A. 1686, D.D. 1700, succeeded his father in Treasurership of
St. Patrick's a few days before his death ; became Dean of Kilmore in
1700, and died in 1734. By his 2nd wife Elizabeth, dau. of Dr. Simon
Digby, Bishop of Elphin, the latter had a son Jeiemy, b. 1712, who
became R. Athenry and d. 1790, leaving three sons (1) Francis,
ancestor of the Queen's County Marshs ; (2) Robert, a clergyman, father
of the late Sir Henry Marsh, Bart., M.D. ; and (3) Digby, S.F.T.C.D.,
who died in 1791 (see Life of Jer. Taylor, p. 354).

The Bible and other relics of Abp. Francis Marsh are in the possession
of Col. Jeremy Taylor Marsh, R.E., of London. Mr. Garstin, F.S.A.,
has at Braganstown a fuU pedigree and a collection for a history of the
family. Francis Marsh should not be confounded with his namesake
Narcissus Marsh, whom he consecrated, and who succeeded him in the
Archbishopric of Dublin, where he founded " Marsh's Library " in St.
Patrick's Close, and eventually became Primate (see also Baronetages
and B.L.G.; Evdyn's Diary' oi Feb. 26, 1680; C.F., etc.).

His Will, a very short one, dated Oct. 24, 1693, bequeathed all his
estate real and personal to his wife Mary, who was sole Exor. ; £5 to
his eldest son Francis ; £10 to his dau. Barbara Chantrell ; £20 to his
son Jeremy with all his books. Will was proved 20 Nov., 1693.

1667 — James Downham (or Downam) — described as D.D. —
pres. Oct. 29 [Lih. Mun., but Book of Pres. has Aug. 29) ;
inst. Jan. 10, 1667-8 {Bishops Returns). He was the son
of George Downham, Bishop of Derry, by his first wife
Anne, dau. of William Harrison, Preb. of Windsor {Funeral
Entries and Bliss's Wood's Fasti Oxon.). In 1634 his father
appointed him Preb. of Moville. In 1655 we find him
Commonwealth Minister at Ballyshannon ; and Minister at
Moville from 24 Dec, 1656, at ;^I20 per annum {Comm.
Papers). In 1661 he was made Preb. of Tynan {q.v.) and R.



i8 Deans Downham and Vigors.

Derry noose, which he res. on being made Dean. With
the Deanery he held also the R. and V. of Armagh.

The Patents for the Deanery aeem to have been expensive in those
daya, for we find (S.P.I. 1661-9, p. 471) a letter from Sh- Geo. Rawdon
to Viscount Conway, dated 16 Oct., 1667, saying " the Deans of
Armagh and Connor are both to seek for £200 or more to pass their
Patents and ceremonies. ... I cannot help them as I desire." In
S.P.I. 1666-9, p. 674, dat. iMarch, 1668, "Mr. Downam " is described
as " Dean, a grave man £400 [income]."

His step-mother. Dame Margery Roe (widow of Sir Francis Roe),
who between 1616 and 1622 m. Bishop Downham as his 3rd wife, leaves
in her Will, proved 1656, her house, churchlands, cliattels and plate to her
" well beloved sonne-in-law Jame^ Downham, sen and heir to the late
Bishop of Derry " as her best friend, and sole Exor. Under this will
lands in Ballyclog, Desertcreat, and Clonoe passed to him. He died in
1681, and by Lis P. Will, made 10 June, 1681, proved 13 July, 1681,
he left to his dau. .Jane Coy)e his ready money and plate, and to his
daus. Jane [wife of Walter Cope of Drumilly] and Ann [wife of Arthur]
Newborough the residue of his estate in equal shares.

i68i — Bartholomew Vigors, pres. by the Crown June 29
{P.R.) ; inst. July 5 {F.F.T.). On Oct. 10 of the same
year he was coll. to R. and V. Armagh, and inst. R. and
V. Clonfeacle on the pres. of T.C.D. He held these livings
with the Deanery.

His grandfather, Rev. Louis Vigors, b. 1578 of a North Devon family
was the first of the name to settle in Ireland, was ord. D. and P.
5 Nov., 1603, by Bishop of Exeter ; in 1615 was beneficed in the
Diocese of Ross, where he became Treasurer of the Cathedral in 1631,
and died in Devonshire in 1642, as did his widow in 1651. Their son.
Urban Vigors, was beneficed 1634-7 in the Dioceses of Cork and Ross,
and in 1645 was Chaplain to the 1st Earl of Orrery. He m. about 1635
Catherine Boyle, sister of Richard. Bishop of Ferns, and Robert, Bishop
of Clogher. Their eldest son. Urban, of Old Leighlin, was High Sheriff
of Carlow County in 1700 and ancestor of the Carlow family of Vigors.
Their 4th son was Bartholomew. (See B.L.O.I.).

Bartholomew Vigors was b. at Bishops Tauton, Devon,
1643 ; bapt. 18 Feb. ; ent. T.C.D. May 23, 1663 ; Sch.
1663 ; LIv.B. 1666 ; I^I^.D. 1675. The editor of Wood's
Athenae who calls him " Balthazar Viguris " states that he
was a member of Exeter College and afterwards M.A. of
St. Alban's Hall, Oxford ; ord. D. at Wexford Feb. 10,
1667, and P. at Leighlin June 11, 1667 ; was V. Tacum-
shane 1667-81 ; Vicar-General of Ferns 1666-81 ; Chanc.
Ferns 1668-81 ; R. Wexford 1673-81. Eminent as an ecclesi-
astical lawyer, being joined in Commissions of Visitation
with Dudley Loftus in 1679 and 1681. In 1691 he was
consecrated Bishop of Ferns on Mar. 8 at Christ Church
Cathedral. He died on Jan 3, 1721 and was bur. in the
memorable tomb of his relative the " Great " Earl of Cork
in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. He m. about 1674
Martha, sister of Bev. Benjamin Neale, Archdeacon of
Leighlin, by whom he had one son and six daus. By his P.



Deans op Armagh. 19

Will, proved 1721, he left a farm value £548, and £300 to
enrich the See of Leighlin ; and he built a " manse house."
The late Col. P. D. Vigors, of Holloden, Bagenalstown, left
a large MS. collection for a history of the family of Vigors.
(See C.F. II and III ; Ware's Bishops ; Reeves' Memoirs
of Deans; B.L.G.I.).
1691 — Peter Drelineourt, pres. by the Crown Feb. 28 to
Deanery, R. Armagh and R. Clonfeacle [P.R.) ; inst. Mar.
14 {D.R.) ; T.C.D. M.A. 1681 ; IvI..D. 1691. He was the
6th son of Charles Drelineourt, a well-known writer and
pastor of the Reformed Church in France, who was born in
Paris Julj'- 22, 1644 and who d. in 1696. He received Holy
Orders and came to Ireland, and was made Chaplain to the
Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant, and private tutor of his
grandson while a student at Oxford. Became Prec. Christ
Church, Dublin 1681-1722 ; Archdeacon of Leighhn 1683-
91, and R. Powerstown and Shankill (Leighlin) 1683-92.
He published

" A Speech to the Duke of Ormond and Privy Council to return the
humble thanks of the French Protestants," etc., 4° Dublin, 1682.

He does not seem to have resided much at Armagh, more
frequently in London, and sometimes in Dublin. " He was
very generous with his money, — during his lifetime beauti-
fying the Cathedral, building a church at St. Dolough's and
founding an educational hospital for boj'-s in Dublin "
(French's Protestant Exiles II, 222). He died in London
on March 7, 1722, aged 76.

Hia widow erected a beautiful monument to his memory in Armagh
Cathedral with a recumbent figure of the Dean, — the work of the
famous sculptor Rysbrack. The long Latin inscription and English
elegy carved thereon are given in Rogers' Memoir of Armagh Cathedral,
pp. 134-5, and a translation in Stuart's Armagh, p. 519. Archbishop
King does not geem to have held the same opinion of him as the writer
of this inscription, for, writing to Primate Lindsay circa 1722, he says
" Your Grace is sensible what a clog and how useless the last Dean was
to the Church." The date of his death is erroneously given in both
P.ogers and Stuart " 8 March, 1720 " and on the monument " 7 March,
1720," while the Historical Register for 1722 has " March 15, Dyed
Peter Drelineourt, Dean of Armagh ;" and in the Appeal Case to the
Lords concerning the Rectory of Armagh (Crown v. Primate) it is said
he died on " 8th March, 1721 " [i.e., 1721-2]. The monument further
errs in saying he was but 75 year^* of age.

By his Will, made Jan. 19, 1716, proved in London in the Perogative
Court of Canterbury, he leaves all his real estate to his wife Mary,
who was sole Exor., subject to £200 to be given to his dau. Ann as a
marriage portion, but if she marries Avith her mother's consent [as she
did] she is to receive £5,000 more, otherwise £2,000 to be given to Mrs.
D's. relatives and £3,000 to be disposed as follows— viz., £700 to build
a charity school on his estate in Wales, £800 to be given to the
" Blew Boys Hospital in Dublin," £500 for the use of the poor of the
ConformiBt French Church at Dublin, and £1,000 to be laid out in pious



20 Deans Drelincourt and Daniel.

and charitable uses in either of the parbhes of Armagh or Clonfeacle ; he
also bequeathed £100 to his god-daughter, Mary Margaret, dau. of
Archdeacon Maurice. (See Desertcreat).

His widow founded the Drelincourt School at Armagh in 1732, and
died in May or June, 1755 ; and his dau., who m. in 1739 Hugh, 3rd
Viscount Primrose, died in 1775, leaving £1,000 to Armagh, which was
utilised in providing a water supply for the city. (See also Stuart's
Armagh ; Bayle's General Dictionary, Vol. IV, London, 1736 ; Agnew's
Protestant Exiles from France, II and III ; Burn's History of Foreign
Protestant Refugees ; Swift's Works ; Mrs. Delany's Autobiography ;
and Reeves' MS. Memoirs of the Deans).

1722 — Richard Daniel, pres. by the Crown June 28 ; inst.
July 5 ; installed July 30 {D.R.). Owing to a lease given
by the late Dean for 21 years, the profits of the Deanery
were then reduced to less than £100 per annum {Letter of
Abp. King to Primate Lindsay). The Primate therefore
wished both Rectory and Deanery of Armagh to continue
united and to be given to Nathaniel Whaley. The latter was
not a persona grata to the Government, who pres. Daniel
to the Deanery. The Primate coll. Whaley to the Rectory.
The Crown then claimed the advowson of the Rectory and
pres. Daniel to it in 1723, and in 1727 brought a writ of
Quare impedit. The House of Lords decided on appeal
that the right of pres. to the R. was not for that time
vested in the Crown.

Richard Daniel was a son of Henry Daniel , lawyer ; was
born in Dublin about 1681 ; ent. T.C.D. July, 1696 ; B.A.
1701 ; M.A. 1704 ; ord D. Jan. 10, 1704; P. April 18, 1705 ;
held the Archdeaconry of Killaloe 1714-32, which he res.
with the Deanery of Armagh for the Deanery of Down 18
Feb., 1731-2.

He published : — A Dream, or an Elegaic Poem occasioned by the
Death of William III. (4to, Dublin, 24pp., 1702.)

A Poem on the Return of His Majesty King George from Hanover
(Fol., Lond., 8 pp., 1717).

A Paraphrase on some Select Psalms (8vo., Dublin, 132 pp., 1722).

The Royal Penitent — A Paraphrase on the Seven Penitential Psalms
(Svo, Lond., 64 pp., 1727).

He does not seem to have resided in Armagh during his tenure of the
Deanery. He was twice married. His 2nd wife was Cassandra, 4th
dau. of John Cooke, of Cookesboro', Co. Westmeath (M.L. dated 11th
July, 1715) by Elizabeth, dau. of Col. Foster, of Pimlico, near Dublin,
sister of Bishop Nicholas Foster, of Raphoe. His eldest dau. Anne,
bapt. 1719, m. 10 March, 1738, Clotworthy, 5th Viscount and Ist Earl
of Massereene as his first wife, and d.s.p. 24 Mar., 1740. Another dau.,
Elizabeth, m. Simon Digby, M.P., 1749, and d. 21 Jan., 1755. Another
was the first wife of the imfortunate John McNaghten (see U.J. A. VIII,
134).

Dean Daniel died on 30 April, 1739, and was buried in St. Michan's
Church, Dublin, on 2nd May (Register).

His P. Will, made 15 March, 1738, was proved on 7 May, 1739.
He left £100 towards rebuilding Downpatrick Cathedral, £200 to the
Bluecoat Hospital, £100 to Steeven's Hospital, £100 to Mrs. Mercer's



Deans of Armagh. 21

Hospital, £50 to St. Michan's Charity Boys and Girls. Bequeathed to
his daus. Elizabeth and Mary £4,000 and real estate after his wife
Cassandra's death. Desired to be buried in St. Michan's in Lord
Blaney's vault, where his fii-st wife and two children were buried.
Mentions his " sister Marlay " and his " sister Mitchell." He seems to
have owned seven or eight Rectories in Kerry (Smith's History of Kerry ;
see Reeves' MS. Memoirs of the Deans).

1731-2 — John Brandreth, pres. by the Crown March 21 (P.R.) ;
inst. March 24 ; installed March 31 {D.R.). Educated at
Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became B.A. 1717 ;
M.A. 1721, and also Fellow. Came over to Ireland as
Chaplain to the Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant, and tutor
to his eldest son. Lord Middlesex ; was Preb. of Cloneamery
(Ossory) and R. Knocktopher 1730-6 ; succeeded Daniel as
Archdeacon of Killaloe as well as in the Deanery, but usually
resided at Knocktopher. In 1736 he res. his three dignities
for the more lucrative post of Chancellor of Armagh and
R. Kilmore, exchanging the Deanery of Armagh with Dr.
James Auchmuty for the Deanery of Emly. It does not
appear that he ever married.

His P. Will, dated 29 August, was proved 25 October, 1764. In it
he left the Rev. Dr. Richard Wilmot, his wife Dorothy W., and his son
Staunton W. all his estate in the parish of Mouseley, in Leicestershire,
and his estate in the manors of Balsall and Barstown, Warwickshire ;
to Rev. George Brough, R. of Staunton, his two houses in Tamwerk ; to
his Curates in Kilmore (Thos. Field and John Singleton) £200 each ;
to " Thomas Clarke, eldest son of Walter Clarke, my former Curate, for
whom I. have great esteem, £50 ; " to the poor of Kilmore, £50.
Witnesses, Mary Cope, Robert Cope, John Gibton.

A monument to his memory in Kilmore Church has the following
inscription : —

Sacred | to the'memory of the Revd. | John Brandreth, A.M., Dean of
Emly I and Rector of Kilmore, who was | removed from this life to a
better one | Wednesday, the 3rd day of October, 1764, | in the 69th
year of his age. | " He loved our Nation and hath built us a Synagogue."

1736 — James Auchmuty, pres. by the Crown July i (P.R.) ;
inst. July 13 ; installed July 16 (D.R.). He was the
2nd son of Captain John Auchmuty, of Newtownflood, M.P.,
Co. Longford (who was 2nd son of Arthur A., b. in 1600,
d. in 1698, of an old Scotch family), by Isabella, dau. of
Rev, James Stirling, R. of Templemichael. James A. was
born in 1680 ; educated in T.C.D., where he ent. as a
Pensioner on July 9, 1695 ; B.A. 1700, and afterwards M.A.
In 1735 he was pres. by the Crown, July 10, to the Deanery
of Emly, having previously been Chaplain to the Army and
garrison at Minorca. In 1736 he exchanged Emly with
Dr. Brandreth for the Deanery of Armagh,

He is mentioned in Boulter's Letters, Vol. II, p. 97 (to the Bishop
of London, 9 Sep., 1734): — " Mr. Achmuty has every way answered the
good character your Lordship was pleased to give him. He has had
the misfortune to be taken ill as he was spending some time among



22 Deans Cope and Domville.

his friends in the North. It is possible this climate did not agree bo
well with him after having been so long in a much warmer."

He held also the Preb. Cairacastle (Connor) with the
Deanery of Armagh from 1739-53 as well as the Chapel of



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