Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900

Name College Entered Born Died
WETENHALL or WITHNALL, EDWARD TRINITY 1658   Nov. 12, 1713
WITHNALL,          

 

Adm pens. at T RINITY , 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.)