Adm pens. at T
, May 23, 1655; scholar from Westminster. Of Staffordshire. B. in
Lichfield, Oct. 7, 1636.
Matric. 1658, Wetenhall; B.A.
1658. Migrated to Oxford, June 18, 1661. M.A. (Oxford) 1661; B.D. 1669.
Chaplain, Lincoln College, Oxford, 1661.
Incorp. at Cambridge, 1670. V.
of Combe Longa, Oxon., 1661. V. of St Stephen's, St Albans, Herts.,
1661-3. Canon of Exeter, 1667-74. Master of Exeter Grammar School, 1667.
C. of St Werburgh's, and chanter at Christ Church, Dublin. Bishop of Cork
and Ross, 1679-99; resided in Ireland throughout the troubles, 1688-9.
F.R.S., 1683. Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh, 1699-1713; restored the
episcopal residence at Kilmore and rebuilt the Cathedral at Ardagh (since
demolished). Urged the need of supplying ‘books of religion’ in the
Irish language. Author, devotional, etc. Died in London, Nov. 12, 1713.
Buried in Westminster Abbey.
M.I. Will, Dublin. Father of John
(1696). (Al. Oxon.; Le Neve, Mon.; D.N.B.)