James Leslie (bishop)

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James Leslie was an eighteenth-century Anglican bishop in Ireland. [1]

Leslie was born in 1706 at Tarbert, County Kerry, son of James Leslie and Sarah Kelly, [2] and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. [3] He was Curate at Swords then Perpetual curate at St Nicholas Within, Dublin and finally Rector of Lamesley. In 1755 he became Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe, [4] serving until his death on 24 November 1770. [5] He lived at Tarbert House, which his family built about 1690, and which still stands.

Tarbert House, Tarbert, County Kerry, the Bishop's family home Tarbert House - geograph.org.uk - 1391879.jpg
Tarbert House, Tarbert, County Kerry, the Bishop's family home

He married Joyce Lyster, daughter of Anthony Lyster of Lysterfield, County Roscommon and Elizabeth Warren, by whom he was the father of a numerous family, including Sir Edward Leslie (1744–1818), 1st and last of the Leslie Baronets of Tarbert, Richard Leslie, Archdeacon of Aghadoe (died 1804), Martha (died 1831), who married James Lowry of Rockdale, County Tyrone, and Catherine, who married James Scott of Willsborough, County Londonderry.

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  1. "A New History of Ireland Vol XI: Maps, Genealogies, Lists" by Theodore William Moody, F. X. Martin, Francis John Byrne, Art Cosgrove: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN   0-19-821745-5
  2. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Ireland. Dalcassian Publishing Company. January 1912.
  3. "Alumni Dublinenses: a register of the students, graduates, professors and provosts of Trinity College in the University of Dublin (1593-1860)" Burtchaell, George Dames/Sadleir, Thomas Ulick (Eds) p1497: Dublin, Alex Thom and Co, 1935
  4. Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge:Cambridge University Press ISBN   0-521-56350-X.
  5. "Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae: The succession of the prelates Volume 3" Cotton,H. p362 Dublin, Hodges & Smith, 1848-1878
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe
Succeeded by