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Ballycastle. He m. Miss Clarke, of lyondon, and had a son,
Rev. John A. (B.A. 1742 ; M.A. 1745), the father of John,
Seneschal of MuUingar, who m. Miss King, of Dublin, and
had issue two daus. and a son James, who m. the dau. of
Rev. Geo. Keatinge and had a son John George {B.L.G.).
Dean Auchmuty died April 18, 1753 {Lodge).
1753 — Antony Cope, pres. by the Crown June 28, Being
absent abroad " owing to ill health and upon extraordinary
affairs " he did not arrive home in time to qualify himself
for institution, consequently a new Patent of pres. was
issued to him on Feb. i, 1755 {P.R.) ; inst. Feb. 15 ; in-
stalled March 25 {D.R.). He was the son of Robert Cope
(son of Dr. Antony Cope, of Drumilly, Dean of Elphin),
of l/oughgall Manor, M.P. for Co. Armagh (see Baronetages
and B.L.G.) ; ent. T.C.D. Jan. 20, 1730, aged 17 ; B.A.
1734 ; M.A. 1737 ; coll. R. Tartaraghan April 5, 1739, which
he held with the Deanery. His father died in 1753, and
his elder brother died in 1742, so that he inherited the
estates of lyoughgall Manor, and also, through his mother,
much house property in Dublin. He died s.p. in April,
1764, and was buried in St. Andrew's, Dublin.

His P. Will, made 26 March, 1764, was proved 24 May, 1764. He
bequeathed in trust his Manor of Mountnorris and lands in Grange
O'Neiland, etc., to sell said Manor, and, after paying debts, his wife
Sarah, his brothers Arthur and Barclay were to get one-third each
of proceeds. His brothers John and Robert also mentioned. Bequest
to Barclay was revoked by codicil. His wife [who was only child of
Joseph Hucks, J. P., an eminent London brewer and of Sarah his wife,
dau. of Sir William Luckpi, 3rd Bart, of Essexshire, and brother of
William L. created 1719 Baron Dimboyne and Visct. Grimston. See
Col. Chester's Reg. of Westminster Abbey, p. 422. She afterwards m. Dr.
Charles Jackson, Bishop of Kildare] was to reside in his house " at
Hogshill in Dublin in which I now reside."

1763 — Benjamin Harrington — afterwards Domville, pres. July
7 ; inst. July 20 ; installed Aug. 20 {D.R.). He was the son
of Benjamin B., Esq., and was born in Dublin. At the age
of 15 he ent. T.C.D. Jan. 19, 1725-6 ; B.A. 1730 ; M.A.
1733 ; lyly.B. and LL.D. 1747 ; was V. Termonfeckin and
Chancellor of Down 1742-7 ; Preb. Tynan 1747-59 ; R.
Armagh 1759-68 holding the latter (to which the Primate
coll. him) with the Deanery, which he obtained through
Primate Stone's influence with the Government. He res.
both on April 18, 1768, for the V. St. Anne's, Dublin (ex-
changing with Hugh Hamilton), 1768-73 ; became Preb. St.
Michael's, Dublin, 1761, which he held for four days only ;



Deans of Armagh. 23

Preb. Rathmichael and R. Bray from Oct. 9, 1773, till his
death. While Rector of Armagh he was an Alderman of
the Corporation. He m. 4 April, 1768, at St. Anne's,
Dublin, Anna Maria Pocklington, niece and heir of Sir
Compton Domville, of lyoughlinstown, Co. Dublin ; and
changed his name to Domville. He died at Loughlinstown,
which was in Rathmichael parish, on 19 Oct., 1774, and
was bur. on Oct. 22 in St. Bride's Church, Dublin, where
a monument on the west wall of the vestry recorded that
Here lie interred the Bodies of
Benjamin Barrington, Esq., who died
Dec, 1748, aged 61.
Margaret his wife, daughter of Will. DomvUe, Esq.,
who died Feb. 11, 1768, aged 81.
The Revd. Benjn. Domvile, D.D., son of the
Above-mentioned Benjn. & Margt. Heir at Law

And Inheritor of the estates of the late

Will. Domvile, Esq., of Loughlinstown in the

Coimty of Dublin, who died on the 19th day

of Octr., 1774, in the 64th year of his age.

In his P. Will he desired to be bur. with his parents in St. Bride's
Church. His estate in Galway to go to his aunt Elizabeth Barrington, and
after her death to his wife Anna Maria. To Rev. John Orr, C. of St.
Anne's, £200 ; to Rev. James Strong, Tynan, £100 in trust to be laid
out in beautifying and repairing the Chancel of Tynan Parish Church ;
to the R. of Armagh £100 for relief of the poor ; to the poor of St.
Anne's £10 10s. Od., and St. Anne's School £10 10s. Od. ; bequests to Dr.
Isaac Mann, Archdeacon of Dublin, and Thomas Monck. Mentions his
iincle, William Domville, who devised estate to him ; left all his papers,
MS. Sermons and Letters to Dr. Mann to be inspected and burnt by
him. Will made 9 April, 1769, proved 2 Nov., 1774.

While Chancellor of Down he published A Sermon preached before
the House of Commons, Nov. 5, 1745 (4to, Dublin, 1745). He designed
to write a Life cf Bishop Bedell, but failed to execute it. He presented
several books to Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge {Brit. Mus. MS. 5858).
See also Baronetages and Extinct Peerages — " Santr3^"

1768 — Hugh Hamilton, pres. by the Crown April 23 ; inst.
April 27 ; installed May 20 {D.R.). He was born at Knock,
Co. Dublin, 26 March, 1729, the eldest son of Alexander
Hamilton, M.P., of Knock and Newtownhamilton, by
Isabella Maxwell, of Finnebrogue ; and was brother to
Baron Hamilton, of Hampton Hall, Balbriggan. He ent.
T.C.D. in 1742 ; B.A. 1747 ; M.A. 1750 ; Fellow 1751 ; B.D.
1759; D.D. 1762; Prof. Nat. Phil. 1759-68; elected an
F.R.S. Became R. Kilmacrenan 1764 ; V. St. Anne's,
Dublin, 1767, which at the request of Primate Robinson he
exchanged for the Deanery of Armagh with Dean Domville
in 1768. Finding neither a Deanery House nor Glebe
House in Armagh, he at once set to work and built the
House on the Glebe Ivands, used as a Deanery and Rectory
until the disestablishment. It was afterwards sold, and



24 Deans Hamilton and Lifford.

now belongs to H. B. Armstrong, D.Iv. Dean Hamilton
was appointed Bishop of Clonfert in 1795, and consecrated
in T.C.D. Chapel on Jan. 31, 1796.

Dr, Halliday, of Belfast, writing to Lord Charlemont, 31 Dec, 1795,
says " The promotion of my friend Dean Hamilton to the vacant See
gives me real pleasure . . . and does real honour to Lord Camden [the
Viceroy]. Literature and Science, good morals and piety have served
the new Bishop in place of friends, as they did our new Primate. The
new Dean [Hewitt] is not indebted to these old-fashioned solicitors
for hia promotion, nor to his Excellency's personal regard, but it is
merely the fruit of an old family friendship." And the Earl of Charle-
mont, replying on 4 Jan., 1796, says " If such wonderful precedents as
this and the Primacy should chance to be imitated, even the bench of
bishops would, strange ! become respectable." — (Charlemont Corres-
pondence, Vol. II, p. 270).

He was translated to Ossory in 1799. He m. on Aug. 6,
1772, Isabella, dau. of Hans W. Wood, of Rossmead, Co.
Westmeath, and had several children, including (i) Alex-
ander, Q.C., (2) Rev. Hans, D.D., Preb. of Kilmanagh, (3)
Rev. George, R. of Killermogh, (4) Rev. Hugh (see B.L.
G.I.). He died of fever at Kilkenny, Dec. i, 1805, and
was buried in St. Canice's Cathedral. He was one of the
founders of the R.I. A.. He published several works, in-
cluding

De Sectionibus Conicis (4to, Lcndon, 1758).

Philosophical Essays on Vapour (8vo, London, 1767).

Remarks and Hints on the Improvement of Barometers.

On the Preserving Power of Fixed Alkali Salts.

Four Introductory Lectures on Natural Philosophy.

An Essay on the Permission of Evil.

An Attempt to prove the Evidence and Perfection of the Divine
Being (Svo, 1784 or 1785).

A Sermon on Titus III ; preached before the Judges of Assize at
Armagh, April 12, 1772.

His son Alexander published an edition of his collected works in 2
vols. (8vo, London, 1809), prefixed to which is his portrait and a sketch
of his Life. His descendants, including Justice Madden, the Arch-
deacon of Northumberland, A. Ormsby Hamilton, D.L., &c., pre-
sented a few years ago, a Lectern, in memory of him to Clonfert
Cathedral. (See also Reeves' MS Memoirs of the Deans).

1796— Right Hon. James Hewitt, Viscount Lifford, pres. by
the Crown Feb. 20 ; inst. Mar. 11 ; installed March 20
(D.R.). He was the eldest son of Ivord Chancellor Hewitt, —
created Viscount Lifford 1781 (d. 1782). He was born
on 27 Oct., 1750 ; educated at Christ Church, Oxford. In
T.C.D. he was admitted in 1776 B.A. {ad eund., Oxon.),
and in 1778 M.A. and LL.D. ; V. Santry 1776-7 ; Chan-
cellor of Lismore and R. Derryloran 1776-96 ; V. Dromore
(Clogher Dio.) 1777, which he held till 1825 or 1826 with
this Deanery. He m. (i) on 26 July, 1776, Hon. Henrietta
Pomeroy, eldest dau. of the ist Vi.scount Harberton, who
d.s.p. 22 April, 1778 ; and (2) Alicia, dau. of Ven. John



Deans of Armagh. 25

Oliver, Archdeacon of Ardagh, at St. Peter's, Dublin, 23
Dec, 1781. He died on April 15, 1830, and was bur. in
the family vault at Coventry. His widow survived to 15
Mar., 1845, and left two sons — viz., James 3rd Viscount,
and John Pratt, R. of Desertlyn. (See Peerages).
1830 — James Edward Jackson, pres. by the Crown (on the
recommendation of Primate J. G. Beresford, whom the
Crown asked to nominate — Reeves' Memoirs of the Deans),
Sep. 4 ; inst. and installed Sep. 10 {D.R.), and coll. to
the R. of Armagh on Sep. 8 (D.R.). He was the son of
Joseph Jackson, of Hatton Garden, lyondon, d. 1799, aged
62 (who was son of James J., d. 1745, and grandson of James
J., of Fairburn, Yorkshire, d. 1703), by Sarah (d. 23
Jan., 1832, aged 77), dau. of Edward Smith. He lived in
early life at Doncaster, where he was educated at the
Grammar School. At the age of 15 he was placed in the
office of Wightman & Impey of the Inner Temple, being
intended for the profession of the Law. Disliking it, how-
ever, he matriculated at lyincoln Coll., Oxford, Dec. 9,
1797 ; was elected to a Scholarship on Michel's Foundation
and afterwards to a Fellowship in Queen's College, where
he obtained in 1802 as B.A. the University Prize for English
Prose on " The Character and Doctrine of Socrates " ;
grad. M.A. 1810 ; ord. D. Oct. 18, 1801, as Curate to Rev.
John Lowe, in the Chapel of Wentworth. After the Peace
of Amiens in 1802, while visiting his brother in France, he,
with other Englishmen, was arbitrarily detained as a
prisoner by Napoleon at Verdun. Here he acted as
voluntary chaplain to his fellow-prisoners and assisted in
the management of a school for their children. He was
permitted to return in Sep., 1806, after which he offici-
ated as Assistant Minister at Curzon Chapel, Mayfair,
Oct., 1807 to May, 1808 ; then held the Curacy of Tanker-
sley, near Wentworth 1808-10 ; again Asst. Min. Curzon
Chapel 1810 ; then came to Ireland and lived with his
wife's relatives at Tullydowey, Co. Tyrone, undertaking
duty at Eglish. About 1814 or 1815 Dr. Richardson, R.
of Clonfeacle, appointed him Curate of Clonfeacle, in charge
of the new church of Derrygortreavy ; was P.C. Grange
1816-23 ; V. Ardee 1823-6 ; Preb. Tynan 1826-30 ; ad-
mitted M.A. T.C.D. {ad eund., Oxon.) Nov., 1832.

He m. (1) 23 April, 1807, his cousin Lydia, dau. of Thos. Jackson,
of Tullydowey, Co. Tyrone, who died 1810 aet. 23, leaving two daus.,
Lydia and Sarah Ejnre ; and (2) in 1819 Lydia (dau. of Robert Lambert,
of EUand Hall, York), who died 1870, and had by her (a) Rev. John
Joseph, R. of Ballinderry (q.v.) ; (b) James Edward, Oughterard, Co.
Galway, who m. Madeleine, dau. of Arthur Bushe, Master in Chancery ;
(c) Henry, of Shirley Hall, Southampton, who m. Mary, dau. of Col.



26 Deans Jackson and Hudson.

Cameron, 42nd Highlanders, of Castletownshend, and had issue; (d)
Thomas (died young) ; (e) George Beresford, d. 1837 ; and four daus.,
Mary (m. Rev. C. Ward), Frances, Eliza Beresford (m. Rev. H. B.
Carter, Derryloran), and Clara, d. 1848.

He published : —

A Sermon delivered at Curzon Chapel, entitled " The Doctrine of God's
Moral Government of Nations vindicated from the objections peculiar
to it."

Reasons for Withdrawing from the Hibernian Bible Society, founded
on the Public Documents of that Institution (Svo, Dublin, 1822 — 3/-).

A Vindication of the " Reasons," &c. (Svo, Dublin, 1822, 217 pp.)

The Two Main Questions in Controversy between the Churches of
England and Rome, &c. (8vo, Dublin, 1825).

The State of Ireland (Svo, Dublin, 1825, Milliken, 389 pp.).

He died at L,awson's Hotel, Rue St. Honore, Paris, on
Aug. 19, 1841, and was bur. in the family vault at St.
Bride's, lyondon, where the following inscription com-
memorates him : —

In the same vault also lieth the body of the

above Very Rev. James Edwaid Jackson

Dean and Rector of Armagh,

Who died at Paris, August 19th, 1841,

In the 64th year of his age.

The Primate paid a well-deserved tribute to his memory,
and also commemorated him by a memorial window in the
Chancel of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh. There is a
portrait of the Dean in Gosford Castle, Markethill. (See
also The Gentleman's Mag., Nov., 1841 ; Irish Eccl. Journal,
Sep., 1841 ; A Picture of Verdun ; or the English Detained
in France, 2 vols., London, 1810 ; Reeves, Memoirs of the
Deans).
1841 — Edward Gustavus Hudson, pres. by the Crown, without
consulting the Primate, on Sep. i {P.R.). His institution
was delayed partly in consequence of his disappointment
at not receiving also the Rectory of Armagh and partly
because he could not for some time find his I^etters of
Priest's Orders. He was inst. and installed on Mar. 5,
1842 {D.R.). He was the eldest son of Dr. Kdw. Hudson,
of Dublin, a celebrated dentist, who m. in 1787 Frances,
sister of Ven. Edward Barton, Archdeacon of Ferns, con-
cerning whom see Gilbert's Dublin HI, 217, 220 ; Brady's
Records III, 202, etc. Dean Hudson was born circa 1792 ;
T.C.D. B.A. 1810 ; M.A. 1813 ; ord D. 1815 ; P. 1816 ;
was C. Ardnageehy (Cork) until he was appointed Dean of
Armagh. Having received institution to the Deanery he
never returned to Armagh, but let the Deanery house and
lands to Dr. Elrington, the Rector, (at first for ;^400 and
afterwards for £300), who resided there till his death.

Dean Hudson died in 1851 and was bur. in the churchyard of Ardna-
geehy, attached to Glenville church, Co. Cork — the Hudson family



Deans of Armagh. 27

burial place — which was long mthout a memorial, till some years ago,
when the late Sir Edward Hudson- Kinahan erected a stone with the in-
scription "The Very Revd. | Edward G. Hudson 1 Dean of Armagh |
Born 1791. Died 1851."

1852 — Brabazon William Disney, pres. by the Crown Dec.
23, 1851 ; inst. Jan. 2, 1852 (D.R.).

It appears from correspondence between Lord Qarendon (Lord
Lieutenant) and the Primate, that a proposal had been made for the
abolition of this Deanery as a sinecure, but Lord Clarendon thought
that as Armagh Cathedral " stands first in importance and dignity
it would be highly objectionable to abolish the office of Dean." The
Law Officers of the Crown wished also to test the right of the Crown to
the Rectory, but the Lord Lieutenant did not support them, and
appointed Mr. Disney on the understanding that he would not contest
the right. Mr. Disney, however, when the next vacancj' in the Rectory
arose, in 1862, protested to the Primate, and a suit was commenced
on behalf of the Crown. Lord John George Beresford, who firmly up-
held the rights of the Church in the matter, actually provided in his
Will against the costs of such a suit, which was brought after his death
and decided against the Dean. The latter then sold his furniture,
left Armagh, and resided henceforth in Kensington Green. [See Reeves
MS. Memoirs of the Deans for the full correspondence on the subject].

Dean Disney was the eldest son of Rev. Brabazon Disney,
R. of Slane, and grandson of Rev. Brabazon D., Chancellor
of Armagh (see Leslie's Kilsaran, p. 117). He was born
on 13 July, 1797 ; educated by Dr. Shields at Erasmus
Smith School and at T.C.D. ; Sch. 1817 ; Vice Chancellor's
Prize for Latin and English Verse Composition ; B.A. 1821 ;
M.A. and B.D. 1842 ; D.D. ; V. Syddan (Meath) 1823-8 ;
R. Stackallen 1828-51 ; V. Ennismot 1826 ; Archdeacon of
Raphoe 1835-45 ; Dean of Emly 1845-51. He was a member
of the R.I. A., and Chaplain to the Lord Lieutenant. He
m. Ann Margaret, dau. of Wilham Beauman, in Oct., 1827 ;
she d. in 1869, and he erected a brass tablet with Latin in-
scription to her memory in Armagh Cathedral chapter room.
He d. at the residence of his nephew, Summerland, Monks-
town, Co. Cork, Dec. 20, 1874, aged 77 years. His only
publication was a volume of 12 sermons entitled :
Sermons, Practical and Occasional (Svo, Dublin, 1847, 254 pp).



After disestablishment the Dignity of Dean was con-
tinued, — the Primate being given the Right of Patronage, —
but for some years carried no salary except an endow-
ment of ;^8o. £200 was since added under the Supplemental
Diocesan Scheme. There is no Residence attached to the
Dignity.
1875— William Reeves, coll. Feb. 19 ; installed Feb. 26
\D.R.). He was the eldest son of Boles and Mary Reeves ;
b. at Charleville, Co. Cork, Mar. 16, 1815 ; educated at
private schools in Dubhn and at T.C.D. ; ent. Oct., 1830 ;
Heb. Prize (2nd) 1830 ; Sch. 1833 ; B.A. 1835 ; Div. Test.



28 Dean Reeves.

(2nd) 1833 ; Div. Prize (2nd) 1835 ; M.B. 1837 > M.A. and
B.D. 1849 ; D.D. 1850 ; LL.D. (hon. causa) 1871 ; IvL.D.
(Edin.) i860 ; Hon. Fellow R.C.P.I. 1864 ; M.R.I.A. 1846 ;
Sec. R.I.A. 1861 ; V.P.R.I.A. 1882 ; P.R.I.A. 1891 ; ord.
D. 1838 ; P. 1839 ; C. Lisburn 1838-41 ; P.C. Kilconriola
1841-57 ; Master of Diocesan School, Ballymena ; V. Ivusk,
Co. Dublin, 1857-65 ; Vic. Choral of Armagh, 1862-5 ; Preb.
Tynan 1865 ; Precentor of Armagh, retaining R. of Tynan
1872-5. He held the R. of Tynan with the Deanery, and
also the Keepership of the Public Library of Armagh, to
which he was appointed in 1861. Elected ad interim
Bishop of Armagh by the Diocesan Synod on March i8th,
1886 ; consecrated Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore
in Armagh Cathedral June 29, 1886. He m. (ist) Jan. 3,
1838, Emma, dau. of Thos. Reeves, of Carhsle, who died
at Ballymena Oct. 12, 1855, and had issue ; (2) Dec. 26,
1891, Charlotte, dau. of Charles Townley, Kingstown, who
survived him and married Mr. Exon, Dublin. He died
in Molesworth-street, Dublin, Jan. 12, 1892, while President
of R.I.A. and was buried in Armagh Cathedral Churchyard,
where is a slab bearing an Irish cross with an inscription
to his memory ; a brass tablet was placed by subscription
to his memory in the Cathedral

Dr Reeves published several works, including : —

" Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Down and Connor and Dromore " (4to,
Dublin, 1847).

"Acts of Archbishop Colton in his Metropolitical Visitation of the
Diocese of Derry, a.d. 1397 " (4to, Dublin, 1850).

" Adamnan's Life of St. Columba " (4to, Dublin, 1857).

" The Ancient Churches of Armagh " (8vo, Lusk, I860).

" The Culdees of the British Islands " (4to, Dublin, 1864).

" The Book of Common Prayer, according to the Use of the Church
of Ireland " (8vo, Dublin, 1871").

" Historical and Descriptive Memorial of St. Patrick's Bell " (4to,
Dublin, 1877).

He also edited Vol. XIV and Vol. XVII of Ussher's collected Works for
T.C.D. He contributed many interesting papers on Antiquarian and
Historical subjects to the Proceedings and Transactions R.I.A., the
U.J.A., the Journal R.S.A.Ireland and Scotland, etc, most of which
were also issued as reprints ; and left behind a large mass of MS. material,
including transcripts of the Armagh Registers. His MSS. are to be
found in T.C.D. Library, Armagh Public Library, Diocesan Library
Belfast, etc. His Life — a short memoir chiefly made up of corrsBpond-
ence — was %vritten by Lady Ferguson (Dublin, Hodges & Figgis, 1893).
It contains an Appendix, giving a complete Bibliography of his Wcrks,
published and unpublished, by Mr. Garstin, F.S.A., to which the reader
is referred for further information. Mr. Garstin has many MSS. and
papers by him at Braganstown.

1886— George Alexander Chadwick, inst July 6 ; installed
July 7 (D.R.) ; born at Youghal Oct. 10, 1840, the only
son of Hutchinson Chadwick, Esq., Blackrock, Co. Dublin ;



Deans of Armagh. 29

educated T.C.D. ; B.A. 1862 ; Div. Test 1863 ; M.A. 1867 ;
B.D. 1876 ; D.D. 1877 ; Donnellan Lecturer 1879. He m.
Emma, dau. of J. F. Browning Esq., C.B., of Ealing, who
died, and has issue, including Rev. W. Chadwick, C.M.S.
Miss, in Uganda. Bishop Chadwick was ord. D. 1863 ; P.
1865 ; Asst. Chap. Baggotrath, Dublin, 1863-7 ; C. St.
Anne's, Belfast 1868-70 ; V. St. James's, Belfast, 1870-2 ;
Rector of Armagh 1872, which he held with the Deanery
from 1886 ; Preb. Tynan 1875-85 ; Treasurer of Armagh
1885-6 ; Select Preacher Univ. Oxford 1888-9 5 Chaplain to
Primate 1884-6 and 1894-6 ; was elected ad interim Bishop
of Armagh by the Diocesan Synod Feb. 18, 1896 ; conse-
crated Bishop of Derry and Raphoe in St. Patrick's
Cathedral, Armagh, 25 March, 1896.

Bishop Chadwick has published : —

" Christ bearing witness to Himself " — being the Donnellan Lectures

for 1879 .. .. .. 1879

" As he that Serveth " (Poems) . . . . 1880

" My Devotional Life," . . . . . . 1882

" PUate's Gift " and other Sermons . . . . 1898

"Aids to Belief" .. .. 1898

" The Intellect and the Heart " (Sermons) . . 1905

" Poems Chiefly Sacred " . . . . 1900

" Exodus " and " S. Mark " in the Expositors Bible

His Lordghip has also contributed many articles to Magazines and

Reviews.

1896— Augustine FitzGerald, inst. July 7 ; installed July 8
{D.R.) ; born Dec. 21, 1826 ; the son of Michael F., Esq., of
Corofin, Co. Clare, and Mary his wife. Educated in T.C.D.
B.A. 1851 ; M.A. 1857 ; B.D. and D.D. 1884 ; ord. D. 1851 :
P. 1852 ; C. Stillorgan, Dublin, 1851-2 ; C. Desertlyn 1852-9 :
R. Portadown 1859-96 ; Preb. Loughgall 1884-6 ; Prec.
Armagh 1886-96 ; Member of the General Synod, Diocesan
Council, and Diocesan Court ; Diocesan Nominator for
many years ; Hon. Sec. of the Diocesan Board of Religious
Education. He m. Katherine, dau. of Wm. Coulson, Esq.,
D.D., of Disburn, who survives ; died at the Mall, Armagh,
Jan. 2, 1900, aged 73 ; buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery,
Dublin. His surviving children are Lieut. -Col. William F.,
J. P., of Clantilew, Co. Armagh, who m. in 1903 Ethel, 2nd
dau. of John Barcroft, Beechhill, Co. Armagh ; Rev.
Augustine F., M.A., R. of Ballymascanlan ; and Katherine,
wife of Major G. K. Swettenham, D.S.O., of Jenkinstown,
Co. Louth. Grace, the widow of his brother John Fitz-
gerald, Esq., of Dublin, left at the Dean's sole discretion
£6,000 for poor parishes, which was distributed by him
among parishes in Armagh Diocese, and is known as the
" Grace Fitzgerald Bequest." Dean Fitzgerald will be



30 Deans Shaw-Hamilton and M'Clintock.

always lovingly remembered by those who had the privilege
of serving under him as Curates, as the author of this work
had.

1900 — Robert James Shaw-Hamilton (formerly Robert James
Shaw), inst. March 30 ; installed April 2 {D.R.) ; T.C.D.
B.A. (Jun. Mod. Ethics) 1862 ; Div. Test, (i) and Heb. Prize
1863 ; M.A. 1871 ; B.D. 1884 ; D.D. 1900 ; ord. D. 1863 ;
P. 1864 ; C. Aghavea 1863-7 ; C. Armagh 1867-73 ; V.
Drumcar 1873-86 ; R. Tynan 1886- 1900 ; Preb. Mullabrack
1883-90 ; Chanc. of Armagh 1890-1900. He was a member
of the General Synod and Diocesan Council and a Diocesan
Nominator. He was son of Rev. Matthew James Shaw ;
born 1830; m. Feb. 6, 1878, Jane Hamilton, dau. of Robert
Cope Hardy, Esq., of Armagh. He d. on July 19, 1908, at
5 Charlemont Place, Armagh, aged 68, and was bur. in
Armagh Cathedral churchyard. Through his liberality
the Cathedral was greatly improved; and a "Shaw-Hamil-
ton Medal " is annually provided in connection with the
Higher Diocesan Sunday School Examination. He left
issue two sons, Jemmet Warham, of Tynan, and Robert
Cope Hardy, of Ard Ronan, Castlebellingham, and one dau.
Ella, who m. R. B. Ferrar, M.D., Armagh.

1908— Francis George Le Poer M'Clintock, inst. Sep. 26;
installed Sep. 27 (D.R.) ; educated at Trinity College, Cam-
bridge, where he grad. B.A. in 1875 ; M.A. 1879 ; and
T.C.D. B.A. {ad eund Cant.) 1890 ; B.D. 1902 ; ord. D.
1878 ; P. 1879 ; C. Kilsaran 1878-9 ; R. Kilsaran 1879-86 ;
V. Drumcar 1886, which he holds with the Deanery ;
was Preb. Ballymore 1895-6 ; Precentor Armagh 1896-8 ;
member of the General Synod and Diocesan Council ;
Domestic Chaplain to the Primate ; Chaplain to the Lord
Lieutenant. Born Oct., 1853, third and youngest son of
Major Henry Stanley M'Clintock, of KilwarHn House, Hills-
borough, Agent to the Marquess of Downshire, who was
7th son of John M'Chntock of Drumcar, M.P. (by his 2nd
wife. Lady Ehzabeth, dau. of the Earl of Clancarty), and
brother of John M'Clintock, of Drumcar, M.P., who was in
1868 created Baron Rathdonnell in the Peerage of Ireland.
(See Peerages).



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