John Dowse (priest)

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The Very Rev. John Robert Dowse, MA (c.1815 – 20 October 1892) [1] was Dean of Ferns [2] from 1879 [3] until his death. [4]

He was born in Wexford, the son of Richard Dowse. He attended Trinity College Dublin, earning his BA in 1838 and MA in 1879. [5]

His youngest son Charles Dowse was an Anglican bishop in the first half of the 20th century. [6]


  1. "Dowse, Very Rev. William"  . Thom's Irish Who's Who . Dublin: Alexander Thom and Son Ltd. 1923. p.  67  via Wikisource.
  2. BELFAST: THURSDAY, 27 October 1892 Belfast Newsletter (Belfast, Ireland), Thursday, 27 October 1892; Issue 24124
  3. Ecclesiastical Appointments The Times (London, England), Thursday, 10 April 1879; p. 11; Issue 29538
  4. IGP
  5. Alumni Dublinenses : a register of the students, graduates, professors and provosts of Trinity College in the University of Dublin (1593-1860). Trinity College Dublin. p. 242. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  6. "DOWSE, Rt Rev. Charles Benjamin", Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014; online edn, April 2014 accessed 1 September 2014
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
William Atkins
Dean of Ferns
Succeeded by
Charles Hind

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