Thomas Smyth (bishop)

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Thomas Smyth (1650–1725) was a Church of Ireland clergyman who served as Bishop of Limerick from 1695 to 1725. [1]

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Life

Smyth was born at Dundrum to William Smyth and Mary Dewdall. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and became vice-chancellor of the College in 1714. [2]

A former Dean of Emly, [3] Smyth was nominated Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe on 15 November 1695 and consecrated on 8 December 1695. He died on 4 May 1725. [4]

Family

Smyth married Dorothea, daughter of Ulysses Burgh, Bishop of Ardagh and Mary Kingsmill, and had 10 sons and 3 daughters, including:

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References

  1. A New History of Ireland, Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X.; Byrne, F. J.; Cosgrove, A.: Oxford, OUP, 1976 ISBN   0-19-821745-5
  2. 1 2 William Courthope (1838). Debrett's Complete Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Printed for J. G. & F. Rivington. p. 649. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  3. "Fasti ecclesiæ hibernicæ: the succession of the prelates in Ireland" Cotton,H Dublin, Hodges & Smith, 1860
  4. Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 400–401. ISBN   0-521-56350-X.
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by Dean of Emly
1693–1695
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe
1695–1725
Succeeded by