William Higgin

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William Higgin (1793 – 12 July 1867) [1] was the 18th Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe from 1849 [2] until 1843, when he was translated to Derry and Raphoe. [3]

Higgin was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating BA as 13th wrangler in 1813. [4] He was the incumbent at Roscrea from 1828 [5] to 1835 when he became Vicar general of Killaloe. [6] In 1844 he became Dean of Limerick, [7] his last post before elevation to the episcopate.

Higgin was nominated to Derry and Raphoe on 18 November 1853 and appointed there by letters patent dated 7 December 1853.[ citation needed ]

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References

  1. The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Monday, 15 July 1867; Issue 757.
  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. "A New History of Ireland" Moody, T. M.; Martin, F. X.; Byrne, F. J.; Cosgrove, F.:Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN   0-19-821745-5.
  4. "Higgin, William (HGN813W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  5. The Times , Wednesday, 17 November 1830; p. 3; Issue 14386; col F, Marriages.
  6. The Standard (London, England), Monday, 15 July 1867; p. 2; Issue 13397. (696 words). 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
  7. The Bury and Norwich Post, and Suffolk Herald (Bury Saint Edmunds, England), Tuesday, 16 July 1867; p. 7; Issue 4438. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe
1849–1853
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Derry and Raphoe
1853–1867
Succeeded by