Thomas Woodward (theologian)

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Thomas Best Woodward (1814–1875), [1] M.A. was an Anglican priest in Ireland during the 19th century. [2]

Priest person authorized to lead the sacred rituals of a religion (for a minister use Q1423891)

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Ireland Island in north-west Europe, 20th largest in world, politically divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (a part of the UK)

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.

19th century Century

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Woodward was born in County Tipperary in 1814 and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. [3] He was Protestant Chaplain in the County Gaol, Downpatrick; and, from 1856 until his death in 1875, the Dean of Down (a maritime county in Ulster Province, Ireland). [4]

County Tipperary County in the Republic of Ireland

County Tipperary is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Munster. The county is named after the town of Tipperary, and was established in the early thirteenth century, shortly after the Norman invasion of Ireland. The population of the county was 159,553 at the 2016 census. The largest towns are Clonmel, Nenagh and Thurles.

Downpatrick town in Northern Ireland

Downpatrick is a small-sized town about 33 km (21 mi) south of Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland. It has been an important site since ancient times. Its cathedral is said to be the burial place of Saint Patrick. Today, it is the county town of Down and the joint headquarters of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. Downpatrick area has currently shown to have a population of 10,874 according to the 2011 Census, although it is likely to have increased in recent years.

The Dean of Down is based in The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Downpatrick within the Diocese of Down and Dromore of the Church of Ireland.



  1. Bibliography at
  2. "A New History of Ireland" T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F.J. Byrne and Cosgrove, A: Oxford, OUP, 1976 ISBN   0-19-821745-5
  3. "Alumni Dublinenses : a register of the students, graduates, professors and provosts of Trinity College in the University of Dublin (1593–1860George Dames Burtchaell/Thomas Ulick Sadleir p895: Dublin, Alex Thom and Co, 1935
  4. Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 360–361 ISBN   0-521-56350-X
  5. LITERARY . The Examiner (London, England), Saturday, March 28, 1874; Issue 3452

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