Thomas Smyth (1650 – 1725) was an Irish bishop in the last decade of the 17th century and the first three of the 18th.
Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.
A bishop is an ordained, consecrated, or appointed member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight.
He was born at Dundrum, the son of William Smyth and Mary Dewdall. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He became vice-chancellor of Trinity College in 1714.
Dundrum, originally a town in its own right, is a suburb of Dublin in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland. The area is located in the postal districts of Dublin 14 and Dublin 16.
A former Dean of Emly,Smith was nominated Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe on 15 November 1695 and consecrated on 8 December 1695. He died on 4 May 1725.
The Dean of Emly was based at The Cathedral Church of St Alibeus, Emly in the former Diocese of Emly within the Church of Ireland. St Alibeus' cathedral was demolished in 1877.
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Smyth married Dorothea, daughter of Ulysses Burgh. They had 10 sons and three daughters. The seventh son was George Smyth, and the eighth Arthur Smyth.
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