Thomas Welland

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Thomas James Welland
Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore
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Personal details
Born31 March 1830
Died29 July 1907
Nationality Irish
Spouse(s)Anna née Brooke
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin

Thomas James Welland (31 March 1830 – 29 July 1907) was an Irish Anglican bishop. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Irish people Ethnic group, native to the island of Ireland, with shared history and culture

The Irish are a nation and ethnic group native to the island of Ireland, who share a common Irish ancestry, identity and culture. Ireland has been inhabited for about 12,500 years according to archaeological studies. For most of Ireland's recorded history, the Irish have been primarily a Gaelic people. From the 9th century, small numbers of Vikings settled in Ireland, becoming the Norse-Gaels. Anglo-Normans conquered parts of Ireland in the 12th century, while England's 16th/17th-century (re)conquest and colonisation of Ireland brought many English and Lowland Scots people to parts of the island, especially the north. Today, Ireland is made up of the Republic of Ireland and the smaller Northern Ireland. The people of Northern Ireland hold various national identities including British, Irish, Northern Irish or some combination thereof.

A bishop is an ordained, consecrated, or appointed member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight.

Welland was born in Dublin and educated at Trinity College, Dublin and ordained in 1854. [5] He began his ordained ministry as a curate at Carlow, [6] after which he was vicar of Painstown and then assistant chaplain of the Mariners’ Church in Kingstown. He was the clerical secretary of the Jews’ Society, Ireland from 1862 to 1866 and then assistant chaplain at Christ Church, Dublin until 1870. [7] He then became the incumbent at St Thomas’s Belfast from 1870 until his ordination to the episcopate as the Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore in 1892. [8] [9] He died in post on 29 July 1907. [10]

Dublin Capital city of Ireland

Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Situated on a bay on the east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey, it lies within the province of Leinster. It is bordered on the south by the Dublin Mountains, a part of the Wicklow Mountains range. It has an urban area population of 1,173,179, while the population of the Dublin Region as of 2016 was 1,347,359. The population of the Greater Dublin Area was 1,904,806 per the 2016 census.

Curate person who is invested with the care or cure (cura) of souls of a parish

A curate is a person who is invested with the care or cure (cura) of souls of a parish. In this sense, "curate" correctly means a parish priest; but in English-speaking countries the term curate is commonly used to describe clergy who are assistants to the parish priest. The duties or office of a curate are called a curacy.

Carlow Town in Leinster, Ireland

Carlow is the county town of County Carlow, in the south-east of Ireland, 84 km (52 mi) from Dublin. At the 2016 census, it had a combined urban and rural population of 24,272.

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  10. Notes from The Irish Times
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
William Reeves
Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore
Succeeded by
John Baptist Crozier