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

. (page 8 of 62)
Online LibraryJames B LeslieArmagh 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 text (page 8 of 62)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook

1448 — Thomas Waryng or Waryn appears {D.R.). He ap-
pears again in 1461 and in 1471 and seems to have held it
till his death, on or before 1477 {D.R.).

Archdeacons, 1477-1591. 49

1477 — Edmund O'Hanrattayd, a cleric of Clogher Diocese,
binds himself for the first fruits of the Archdeaconry, vacant
by the death of Thomas Waring (Ann. Hib., 9).

1477 — Henry Corkeran, LI^.B., R. of Heynestown, is Arch-
deacon {D.R.).

In 1470 he was R. Ardmulchan (Meath) and Commissary General
or President of the Metropolitical Court of Armagh. He was a Canon
of Armagh from 1448-77, when he was appointed Archdeacon. He
is still Archdeacon in 1484 (D.B.).

1492 — James Magmachana [McMahon], R. of Clones, binds
himself for the first fruits of the Archdeaconry and R.
Heynestown 8 Feb., vacant "per devolutionem " {Ann.
Hib., 10). See Heynestown.

1493— Patrick O'Heed appears {D.R. and MS. T.C.D. F.4.30).

1497 — James White appears {D.R. and Cal. Ch. Ch., No. 368)
and again on 11 Dec, 1528 {Cal. Ch. Ch., No. 416).

He held the Preb. of Kene in union with the Archdeaconry, and he
was Commissary of the Vicar General of the Province. In 1524 he gave
a house and garden in Dublin to the Prior and Convent of Holy Trinity
(Cal. Ch. Ch., No. 413). He died in 1530. A James White, Vicac of
Ardee, was also Preb. Maynooth circa 1510. See Ardee.

1532 — Cormac Roth, or Roche or Royrke. LL.B., is Arch-
deacon and appointed Master in Chancery Sep. 12 {P.R.
24 Henry VIII). Cotton, quoting Reg. Cromer, says he
was coll. Aug. 20, 1535.

He was for some years Official Principal of the Province {D.R.). He
was also R. Heynestown, V. Termonfeckin and Preb. Kene. A play
on his name (Roche) seems intended in the document appointing his
succet&or to Kene " Sicut piscis sine aqua," &c. He had been pres.
to the R. of Kilkeel and Mourne m 1526 (P.R.).

1540 — Patrick Galtrym appears, 31 Hen. VIII {King's Coll.).
1540 — Cornelius O'Cahan appears {P.R. 32 Henry VIII).

Perhaps he was the Bishop of Raphoe (see C.F. V, 205).
1548— Thady appears {D.R.).

1554 — Thomas Leverous appears as Archdeacon, being made
this year Bishop of Kildare {D.R.). He was also soon
afterwards made Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and held that
Deanery in commendam {C.F.).

1556 — Gerald Reynolds or Renaldi appears {D.R.). He ap-
pears again in 1559 {D.R.).

[1588. — Christopher Ussher, uncle to Primate James Ussher, al-
though a layman, was, it is said, made Archdeacon on 26 June. He
was also Ulster Kmg-at-Arms, and d. s.p. June 25, 1597 — (BaU Wright's
Ussher Memoirs from Coopers Athence Cantab.). See also Pedigree in
Elrington's Life of Ussher. In 1591 " Two other ancient men of my
countrie, namely the Archdeacon and register of Armagh" are mentioned.
See Jowrnal of Kilkenny Archaeological Society, Vol. IV., p. 303. Con-

50 Archdeacons, i 591 -1662.

sidering that his mother died in 1597, it is a question whether Ussher
could be considered "ancient" in 1591. Query — Was he the Arch-
deacon here referred to ? Chris. Ussher was bur. in St. John's Church,
Dublin {Add. MSS., B. Mus. 4793 fl25)l.

1622 — Luke Ussher, M.A., appears — " A preaching Minister
of good life and conversation " (R.V. 1622).

He was the 2nd son of Primate Henry Ussher. He was also R. Kents-
town (Meath) in 1604 and 1622.

In Bishop Jones's " Certificate of the Diocese of Meath," 25 Jan.,
1604 (see Healy's Diocese of Meath, I., 215) he is described as " a Univer-
sity man and a minister." He was also Rector of Clonmore, (where
he was non-resident in 1622) from 1602. He was V. Termonfeckin
from 1620. He died at Termonfeckin 6 Nov., 1632, and his P. Will,
dated same day was proved on 19th of same month. He left by it to hia
wife Mary O'Doimell [In Elrington's Pedigree of Ussher she is said to have
been a dau. of Teige O'Connor] " for her keeping " £120 ; to his sister
" 20 or £22," and mentions his two daus. Susan and Christian. His
mdow Mary obtained a decree for £40 and costs against George Thomas,
Clk., Termonfeckin, on 21 April, 1635 (Chancery Decrees P.R.O.). She
died on 27 Nov., 1641 (see also Ball Wright's Ussher Memoirs and MS.
T.C.D., F. 2.27).

1633— William FuUerton, M.A., is Archdeacon {R.V. 1633).
He had a faculty to hold this Archdeaconry with the Preb.
Cairncastle (Diocese of Connor) and R. Derrykeighan in
1633 {R.V. 1633).

Reeves, in a MS. note on Cotton's Fasti III., says : " In the charter
of the Dean and Chapter of 1637 his name is given as Ricardus Fullerton,
A.M., but William Fullerton is Preb. of Loughgall." In no other docu-
men, however, does his name appear as Richard. There seem to have
been tAvo William FuUertons at this time in Armagh Diocese. The
W. F. of Loughgall was murdered in 1641 — See Loughgall. Archdeacon
William, who was probably V. Termonfeckin in 1632-3, seems to be
living in 1664 (see Cotton Fasti III). He had also been R. Aghoghill.
He was ord. D. and P. in 1628 (B.V. 1633). In 1633 the Archdeaconry
was of nil value {V.R.). He was forced in 1642 to sign the Covenant.
A monument to him at Derrykeighan reads : . . . " William Fullerton,
Clerk, Archdeacon of Armagh and Preb. of Cairncastle, departed this
life 29 Sep., 166- [?] and his wife Jeane, dau. of Richard Echlin,
Bishop of Down and Connor ". He had Roljert, WiUiam, John, Jeane,
Margaret, Euphiam, Isobel, Mary and Agnes. See U.J. A., 2nd S.,
1899, V. 152.

1655 — Thomas Vesey appears. He had this year £120 salary
from the Commonwealth Government {Lodge MSS.), and
on 7 July, 1656, he got ^^20 increase of salary on his petition
that he had a large family, had been expelled from his
parish and robbed in the beginning of the rebellion and
had preached in Coleraine ever since {Comm. Papers, A/21,
Orders for Money, P.R.O.).

He was R. Maghera and BallyscuUion 1629-34, and R. Camus 1634-61.
He was probably obliged to take refuge in Coleraine during the rebellion,
and as the parish was then vacant on account of Mr. Redshaw's death
he seems to have remained there (Reid's Hist. Presby. Church I, 444).
Adam, quoted by Reid (I 443, 244 ; see also II 164, 179) says " the first

Archdeacons, 1662-1669. 51

who [in Coleraine] publicly entered into the Covenant, was the preacher
in that town. Master Vesey ;" he took the oath, but " not ever joined
himself to the Presbytery " ..." he was highly prelatical in his heart
and not sound in his principles " ! At the Restoration he was coll.
R. Coleraine in 1661. He became R. KUlowen (Derry) on 9 Oct., 1662,
resigning this Archdeacom-y ; but he held KOlowen only one year. He
was V. Dundalk 1665-9. His son John succeeded him as Archdeacon,
but res. in 1663, when Thomas Vesej' was again made Archdeacon.
T. Vesey was the son of William V., a scion of the house of De Vesey
in Cumberland and one of the first of the family to settle in Ireland,
and ancestor of Viscount de Vesci (see Peerages). The D.N.B. in its
biography of his son, Abp. John V., incorrectly describes his father
as " Sometime a Presbyterian Minister, afterwards Rector of Coleraine,"
which suggests that he received Presbyterian Orders. He was sometime
a Commonwealth Minister of Religion, but not a Presbyterian Minister.
His son Theodore (Ent. T.C.D. April 30th 1658 aged 17 ; ob. 1682) was
R. Kinsale 1669-82. See also Dundalk.

1662 — John Vesey, M.A., coll. Oct. 16, Archdeacon and R.
Aghalow and Carnteel {F.F.T.). [These Rectories were the
corps of the Archdeaconry from 1637 to 1870].

He was the son of his predecessor the last above-named Archdeacon
Thomas Vesey. Born at Coleraine. Educated at Westminster School
and TC.D. Married Rebeca Nelson (? Wilson). M.L. dated June 4,
1662 ; was ord. D. and P. before the canonical age. Became Chaplain
to the Irish House of Commons ; R. Ighturmurrow and Shandrum (Dio.
Cloyne) and V. Rathgonil (Charleville) 29 June, 1661 ; Dean of Cork,
1667-'72 ; Preb. Lisclery (Cork), 1667-'9 ; Treas. of Cloyne, 1667-'73 ;
Preb. Ballyhay (Cloyne) circa 1666 ; Preb. Kilpeacon (Limerick), 1667-
'73 ; became Bishop of Limerick in 1673, and in 1679 was promoted to
the Archbishopric of Tuam. In Sep., 1684 he was appointed Warden
of Galway. He fled from Ireland during the Revolution of 1688-'9,
and for some years acted as Lecturer in one of the London churches.
He returned in 1689. He died March 28, 1716, m his 79th year, and
was buried at Hollymount, Co. Mayo. He bequeathed valuable bene-
factions to the Diocese of Tuam. Most of the Communion Plate in Tuam
Cathedral is his gift. He wrote a Life of Abp. Bramhall, and also pub-
lished several sermons (See also Cotton's Fasti III, 246, and IV, 16,
and Peerages under De Vesci). Mr. Garstin, V.P.R.I.A., has a large
collection of genealogical notes, &c., relating to the Vesey family.

1663— Thomas Vesey is again coll. Archdeacon and R. Aghalow
and Carnteel May 9 (F.F.T.).

In March, 1668, " The Archdeacon, Dr. Vesey, an aged grave man,
£200," appears in the List of Churchmen in Ireland S.P.I. 1666-9,
p. 674.

1669 — William Smith signs the Declaration of Allegiance as
Archdeacon on May 11 {D.R.). He was ord. P. 30 Oct.,
1661, and coll. R. Tedavnet Dec. 6, 1661, and had a faculty
to hold with it the R. Kilmore, Co. Monaghan, on 19 July,
1664. He was also Archdeacon of Clogher (Shirley's
Monaghan, p 304). He was R. Drumsnatt from 1666.

He was the eldest son of Rev. John S., of Cowling in Craven and
Boudgate, Yorkshire, by Deborah Warwick his wife. His father matric.
at Christ Church, Oxford, 18 June, 1624, aged 17 ; B.A. 1627 {Foster's

52 Archdeacons, 1669-1691.

Alum. Oxon.) ; and became R. of Enniskillen ; dying in Dublin 1653.
P. Will dated 8 Feb., 1652, proved in Prer. Court of Canterbury 28
Sep., 1653, and probate granted to his widow in Ireland 30 July, 1655.
In it he mentions his brothers-in-law — Dr. Margetson, Stephen Jackson,
Dr. PuUeia, James Brooke (Alderman of York), and William Bramhall.
He was the son of John S. of Cowling. The brothers of Archdeacon
Smyth were Stephen, Edward, and Walter (see Dromiskin). His sister
Katheriue m. Rev. Ralph Barlow. He received a grant from the Crown
of over 1,800 acres in the Counties of Jlonaghan, Cavan and Fermanagh
on March 12, 1667. He m. in 1662 Katherine, dau. of William Rowley,
of Tobermore, Derry (by Mary, dau. of John Dillon, of Castle Dillon,
Armagh), and sister of Hugh R., of Culmore, and of Edward R. They
had three sons — viz., (1) Edward, of Clonlagh, Co. Mon. P. Will dated
6 Aug., 1715, proved 6 Dec, 1717, by his only surviving brother Henry,
to whom he left his property. He died s.p. ; (2) Rev. William Smyth,
R. of LoughgiUy, q.v. ; (3) Henry, merchant of Dublin, d. circa 1721/2 ;
and four daus. — viz., Deborah, who m. (1) Rev. Robert Houghton,
R. of Stabannon q.v. ; (2) Arthur, son of Capt. William Jones ; Catherine,
Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth, who all married. Archd. Smyth died in
Dublin, and was bur. in St. Nicholas', Dublio, on Feb. 11, 1672/3 (Irish
Builder, 1889, p. 200). Hi? P. Will, dated 8 Feb., 1672, was proved by
his widow Katherine 23 July, 1673. In it he mentions Lieut. Smith,
Enniskillen ; Lieut. Shregly, Edward and Hugh Rowley and his three
sons and three eldest daus., etc. Appointed " my good friend Mr. Wm.
Smith, Treasurer of the Cathedral, Armagh, and Mr. John Coghill "
overseers, and his wife Katherine sole exor.

1672/3 — Michael Ward afterwards D.D., coll. Archdeacon
Feb. 3 (F.F.T.) ; installed March 3 {D.R.). He was also
Dean of L^ismore 1670-8. In 1678 he was made Bishop of
Ossory, being consecrated Nov. 24, 1678, and allowed to
hold the Archdeaconry in commendam Nov. 28.

Michael Ward was son of Richard W., and was born in Newport,
Shropshire, and ent. T.C.D. as a Pensioner Sep. 22, 1656, aged 13 ;
Sch. and B.A. 1660 ; Fellow, 1662 — perhaps the youngest Fellow ever
elected ; Provost, 1674-8 ; Vice-Chancellor, 1678. Was also sometime
Reg. Prof, of Divinity (Eeg. T.C.D. ). In 1679 he was translated to the
Bishopric of Derry and res. this Archdeaconry. He d. at Derry Oct.
3, 1681, and was bur. in the Cathedral there (see C.F. ; Taylor's Hist,
of Univ. of Dublin, 1845, p. 240; Notes and Queries 2 Ser. I, 287).

1679/80— Thomas Otway, D.D. (Dubl. and ad eund. Camb.)
1679 — Bishop of Killala, was translated to Ossory and
allowed to hold this Archdeaconry, like his predecessor,
in commendam, Feb. 7 {D.R.).

He was an Englishman, a native of Wiltshire, educated at Cambridge,
who, having been Chaplain to Lord Berkeley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland,
was made Bishop of Killala in 1670. He spent large sums on the re-
building of Killala Cathedral, and when translated to Ossory in 1680
he founded the Diocesan Library at Kilkenny and gave a handsome
Organ and Communion Plate to St. Canice's Cathedral. Being a zealous
Royalist he was accused, after the Revolution, of not praying for
William III in church, and the King was induced to suspend him in July,
1690, but he was continued in his See, and died March 6, 1692, aged 77,
and wa3 bur. in St. Canice's, near the W. door (see C.F.). He resigned
the Archdeaconry in 1091.

Archdeacons, 1691-1693. 53

1691 — Edmund Arwaker, coll. Nov. 19 {D.R.). Educated at
Kilkenny, ent. T.C.D. May 5, 1670 ; M.A. {Reg. T.C.D.).
Was a Canon of Kildare 1681-6, also Chaplain to the Duke
of Ormond. He res. the Archdeaconry for the Rectories
of Drumglass and Killyman in 1693, exchanging with his

He is mentioned in the Bdlingham Diary as preaching in Diindalk
on Sep. 22, 1689 — perhaps he was Chaplain with the army on the march
to the Boyne. He published : —

1. God's King the People's Blessing, a Thanksgiving Sermon on

2 Chr. ix., 8, preached at Dungannon (4to, Dublin, 1698).

2. Divine Addresses, translated from the Latin of Herman Hugo,

with 47 copper-plates (12mo. London, 1690).

3. Thoughts well Employed ; or the Duty of Self Observation according

to the Royal Pattern (8vo, London, 1695).
He is also, perhaps, the author of :

4. Embassy from Heaven ; or the Ghost of Queen Mary. A poem

(4to, London, 1704).

5. Truth in Fiction ; or. Morality in Masquerade. A poem (8vo, Lon-

don, 1708).

6. Fons Perennis. A poem on the invention of making sea water

fresh (4to, London, 1686).
In the Lambeth Library MS. 711 is " Mr. Arwaker's Form of Prayer
for visiting persons under sentence of death used in His Majesty's Army."
(folio, 10pp.).

1693— John Travers, coll. May 19 (D.R.). T.C.D. Sch. 1683 ;
M.A. 1688 ; exchanged with Arwaker the R. of Drumglass
and Killyman (which he held 1690-3) for this Archdeaconry
which he res. the same year. Was Chancellor of Christ
Church, Dublin, 1699-1727, and Preb. Tassagart in St.
Patrick's, Dublin, 1699-1707. He res. the latter for Preb.
Monmohenock 1707- 1727.

He died Vicar of St. Andrew's, Dublin, and was bur. in St. Andrew's
Church, 1727. He gave the Communion Plate to St. Andrew's (see
Gilbert's History of Dublin). His P. Will, dated 5 March, 1727, was
proved 23 Sep., 1727. He left bequests to his wife Cassandra, his
sons Boyle and John and his grandson Robert (son of John) ; left to
his son Michael, " who is studying at the Temple in London " lands in
Co. Cork and £1,000. Mentions his brother Antony and sisters Eleanor
Coakly & Catherine Cottrell. Left £50 each to six granddaus. — viz. Mary,
dau. of Boyle T. ; Cassandra, Mary and Anne, daus. of John T. ; Hester,
dau. of Robert T. ; and Casandra Stannard ; £100 to build St. Mark's
Church on Lazarus Hill, Dublin ; £100 to his Almhouses on Trinity
Hall ground ; £13 to 120 poor of St. Andrew's ; and the residue to his

1693 — Michael Hewetson, coll. Nov. 9 {D.R.). He was the
4th son of Rev. William Hewetson, and was bom in
Dublin. He ent. T.C.D. Jtily 7, 1660, as a Pensioner,
aged 17 ; B.A., 1665 ; M.A., 1683. He was Preb. of St.
Audoen's in St. Patrick's, Dublin, and R. Cloghran, Swords,
(1674-7) before he became Archdeacon and also Chaplain
to Primate Boyle.

54 Archdeacons, 1693- 1730.

He wrote : — 1. A Description of St. Patrick's Purgatory on Lough
Derg and an account of the Pilgrim's business there, printed by
Richardson in 1701, and also issued in 8vo, Dublin, 1727.

2. A Discourse concerning zeal against immorcdity and profaneness.
delivered in two sermons in St. Michael's Church, Dublin, on Oct,
29, and Nov. 26, 1699; 4to Dublin, 1700, Anon. He res. the
Archdeaconry before Dec, 1700, because of some charges affecting
his moral character brought against him by the inhabitants of
Aughnacloy. See much about him in Memoirs of the House of Hewetson,
by John Hewetson, 1901 ; also the Journal Kildare Arch. Soc. IV, 319,
373, and Journ. S.P.M.D. He was a great friend of Bishop Wilson,
of Sodor and Man, whose biographer, Keble, mistaking him for one
of his family, Christopher, gave the date of his death, erroneously, as
1709. The latest statement on the subject is that he died unmarried at
Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, in 1724, when he would have been 81. He
erected a Schoolhouse at Swords in 1700. His portrait was painted
in 1690, and there is a very rare engraving of it, a copy of which is in
the British Museum. He was of a family originally from Yorkshire,
whose name is sometimes written Hewson or Huaon. He was related
to Primate Marsh.

1700— William Hamilton, coll. Dec. 24 {D.R.). T.C.D.
B.A. 1691 ; M.A. 1696 ; IX.B. 1700.

He was a brother of Dr. Andrew H. Archdeacon of Raphoe, and
son of William H. of Kinard, Caledon, by Margery, dau. of Col. James
Galbraith. He m. 20 July, 1701, Catherine, dau. of Ven. Henry Leslie,
Archdeacon of Down, and had several children, of whom James was bom
1704; Andrew was b. at Caledon 2 Nov., 1711, and ent. T.C.D. as a
Pensioner April 22, 1725/6 ; Edmund (7th son) was b. at Hillsborough
30 Oct., 1724; and Margaret (eldest dau.) b. at Caledon, 1706, married
Robert Lowry of Melbury, son of John L. of Ahenis (see History of two
Ulster Manors, by Earl of Belmore).

He published : —

1. The Life and Character of James Bonnell (3rd ed., Svo, London, 1707)

2. A Sermon on the Death of Queen Anne (4to, Dublin, 1714).

3. A Sermon on The Dangers of Popery and the Blessings arising from

the late Revolution considered, preached in Armagh Cathedral
Nov. 5, 1722 (4to, Dublin, 1723)).

4. A Sermon preached before the House of Commons Nov. 5, 1725

(4to, Dublin, 1725).
He also edited A Harmony of the Gospels, by Bonnell (see C.F. 111,47,
V, 206, and Reeves M88.). His P. Will, dated 15 Mar., 1727/8, was
proved on 30 June, 1730. In it he says he got most of his worldly estate
by his wife Catherine, to whom he left his house and freehold near Caledon,
trusting that she would do what was right by his children, whom he
advised " to mind their duty to God and to live in His fear, to be dutifull,
obedient and aflfectionate to their mother, to love and assist one another,
and to continue sincere members of the Established Church." In a
codicil, witnessed by Robert Lowry and James Hamilton on 29 Sep.,
1729, he mentions that his eldest dau. had married Robert Lowry and
got her portion ; also mentions his brother. Dr. Andrew H. and his brother-
in-law, Peter Leslie, and his good friend Dr. Robert Maxwell and his
son-in-law, R. Lowry, who were to assist his wife as exors.

1730 — Charles Este, coll. March 30 ; installed April 5 {D.R.).

An Englishman, born in London, became King's Scholar at West-
minster School and afterwards Student of Christ Church, Oxford, where

Archdeacons, 1730-1786. 55

he graduated M.A. Mar. 7, 1721 ; obtained hon. D.D. degree from Dublin

Univ. in 1735 — name is spelled " East " in Graduates List (see Harris's

Ware, p. 433); was appointed Chaplain to Primate Boulter on his i , vl, t^*''

elevation to the Archbishopric in 1724; R. Derrynoose, 1725-30 ;\ res. i * " * ^^

this Archdeaconry for the Chancellorship and R. Kilmore in 1733 ; t'w'^'Vk'**'^'^*^

became Bishop of Derry in 1735 ; was translated to Waterford and Lis-

more in 1740 ; died on 29 Nov., 1745, and was buried in St. Michan's,

Dublin (see Cotton's Fasti and Reeves Notes on same). His P. Will

was proved in 1746, and that of his widow, Susanna, in 1758.

1733 — Henry Jenney, D.D., coll. Mar. 5 ; installed Mar. 15,
(D.R.) previously R. Mullabrack {q.v.) ; res. in 1738 for R.
Armagh, q.v.

1738 — Charles Walter Congreve, M.A., coll. April 20 ; installed
May 13 {D.R.). In April, 1746, he was appointed Vicar-

He was the 2nd son of John C. of Congreve and Stretton, Staffs, by
Abigail, dau. of John Harwood of Shrewsbury, and was great nephew
of William C, the dramatist. He matric. at Oxford 11 March, 1725/6,
aged 18. B.A. 1729 ; M.A. 1734. He took his degrees as Charles
Congreve, but seems to have assumed the second name soon after —
(Chester's Registers of Westminster Abbey, p. 424).

He published An Absolute Indefeasible Hereditary Right contrary
to Reason and Scripture, being a sermon on 1 Chr. V, 1, 2 (London, 8vo,
1746). He seems to have been interested in Missions to China — (Cotton
Fasti V, 207). He died unmarried 7 June, 1777, in his 70th year, and
was interred in the cloisters of Westminster Abbey (soiith side), where
a slab in the pavement commemorates him.

1777 — Arthur Jacob, coll. and installed Sep. 12 {D.R.).

T.C.D. Sch. 1737 ; B.A. 1738 ; B.D. and D.D. 1772 ; was Treas.
of Leighlin, 1765-71 ; R. KiUanne (Ferns) from about 1760-86 ; R. Clon-
keen, 1767-71; Prec. Armagh and R. Killeavy, 1771-5; Preb. Tynan,
1775-7. He purchased the Woodbrook estate, near Enniscorthy in
1752, and built the Church of Killanne in 1756. He came of a Queen's
Co. family, and m. a Spanish lady. The P. Will of Ven. Arthur Jacob,
of Woodbrook, Co. Wexford, made 23 Dec, 1785, was proved 21 March,
1786. By it his wife Hannah was to have his lands in Co. Wexford
for life, and at her death they were to revert to his dau. Susanna [his
only child], wife of William Blacker ; he mentions the tithes of KiUanne
due to him. His nephew, Arthur, son of his brother Benjamin Jacob,
of Ballinakill, to get his leases in Queen's Co. ; his sisters, Hannah Carter
and Frances Gale, to get annuities. Ebenezer Jacob, of Bettyville, Co.
Wexford, and Rev. Wm. Batt, of CoUon, to be exors.

William Blacker, his son-in-law, a Captain iu the army, was'son of
of William B., of Carrickblacker, brother of Dean Stewart Blacker (see
Drumcree). Rev. Robert Shapland Carew Blacker, M.A., J.P., of Wood-
brook, his grandson, inherits Woodbrook from him, through the death
of his elder brother. (See Blackers of Carrickblacker and Woodbrook
in B.L.G.).

1786— John Freind (afterwards Robinson), M.A., coll. May
18 ; installed May 20 (D.R.) ; educated at Westminster
School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated
M.A. and in T.C.D. he received B.A. (ad eund. Oxon.), 1778.

56 Archdeacons, 1786-1842.

He was bom 15 Feb., 1754, the 3rd and youngest son of William Freind.
Dean of Canterbury and grandson of Dr. Richard F., Headmaster of
Westminster School, and was nephew of Primate Robinson — Lord
Rokeby — (see D.N.B.). He was Preb. Tjnian 1778-86, and became a
Preb. of Kildare in 1794. He, by Royal License, on 29 Nov., 1793,
assumed in lieu of his patronymic, the surname of Robinson, after his
uncle the Primate, and on 14 Dec, 1819, was created a Baronet. He
res. the Archdeaconry on 6 April, 1797, and in that year as Robinson
became Prec. Christ Church, Dublin ; but after holding that dignity
26 years he vacated it in favour of his son. He m. in 1786 Mary Anne,
2nd dau. of James Spencer, of Rathangan, Co. Kildare, by whom he had
a numerous issue. He died on 16th April, 1832. His successors in the
Baronetcy lived at Rokeby Hall, Co. Louth, which had been built by
Primate Robinson, ilrs. Montgomery, of Killineer House, his great
granddaughter, now represents the family. (See Peerages, Baronetages
and Stuart's Armagh).

1797 — William Sturrock, M.A., coll. April 7 ; installed April
21 {D.R.), previously Chancellor of Down 1781-97, V.
Donaghmoine (Clogher) 1809-13.

James Stewart Moore, D.L., Ballydivity, Co. Antrim, is descended
from a dau. of his, who m. his grandfather J. Stewart Moore (see B.L.O.),

1814 — Hon. Charles Knox, coll. May 6 ; installed May 9
{D.R.) ; T.C.D. B.A. 1791 ; M.A. 1807.

He was the 6th son of the 1st Viscount Northland (see Peerages " Ran-
furly "). He was M.P. for Dungannon 1798-9 ; was ord. D. and P. in
1799 ; R. Drumachose (Derry), 1804-7, and had a faculty to hold it \vith
the R. Dunkerron (Killaloe) from 1804 ; Preb. Moville (Derrv), 1807-14 ;
R. Urney, 1813-14 ; Preb. Rathmichael in St. Patrick's, Dublin, 1817-25.
He was the father of Primate Knox and brother of Wm. Knox, Bishop

Online LibraryJames B LeslieArmagh 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 text (page 8 of 62)