Thomas Stopford

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The Honourable and Right Reverend Thomas Stopford was Bishop of Cork and Ross [1] from 1794 and died in post on 24 January 1805. [2]

The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable is an honorific style that is used before the names of certain classes of people.

The Right Reverend is a style applied to certain religious figures.

The Bishop of Cork and Ross is an episcopal title which takes its name after the city of Cork and the town of Rosscarbery in Republic of Ireland. The combined title was first used by the Church of Ireland from 1638 to 1660 and again from 1679 to 1835. At present the title is being used by the Roman Catholic Church.

He was the son of the first Earl of Courtown. He was Rector of Kiltinel and served as Dean of Killaloe from 1781 to 1787 before being appointed Dean of Ferns in 1787. [3] In 1790 he was made second chaplain to John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland. [4]

James Stopford, 1st Earl of Courtown was an Irish politician.

The Dean of Ferns is based at The Cathedral Church of St Edan, Ferns in the united Diocese of Cashel and Ossory within the Church of Ireland.

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland Lord Privy Seal

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland,, styled Lord Burghersh between 1771 and 1774, was a British Tory politician of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, who served in most of the cabinets of the period, primarily as Lord Privy Seal.

In 1794 he was elevated to the episcopacy as Bishop of Cork and Ross.


  1. York Herald Saturday, March 02, 1805; Issue 768. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
  2. “Handbook of British Chronology” By Fryde, E. B;. Greenway, D.E;Porter, S; Roy, I: Cambridge, CUP, 1996 ISBN   0-521-56350-X, 9780521563505
  3. Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae: The succession of the Prelates and ..., Volume 2 By Henry Cotton. p. 347. Retrieved 2012-02-11.
  4. The Times Tuesday, Jan 26, 1790; pg. 3; Issue 1587; col E The Earl of Westmoreland has appointed the Hon. and Rev. Thomas Stopford, Dean of Ferns as his second chaplain
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
William Bennet
Bishop of Cork and Ross
1794 1805
Succeeded by
Lord John Beresford

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