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Dromore Church of Ireland Rectors & Vicars
Coll = Collated
Ind = Inducted
inst. = Installed
Preb = Prebendary
R & V =Rectors and Vicars.
1619. Patrick CONNOLLY
1619. William Morlce LLOYD
1622. Morris FREE is Rector & Vicar "no scholar, but a reading Minister, liveth in Dublin and keepesth a poore curate to serve."
1630. Archibald CARRE is named as the 6th Preb., being Rector of Dromore, in the King's Letter of July 14, 1631. He was collated 30 June, 1630, ordained Deacon and Priest as M.A., 28 April, 1628, and 14 Sep., 1630 (R.V. 1634). The value of R. &. V. was then 60 pounds.
1635. Thomas HAMPTON, pres. to Rector June 8 (L.M.v., 11 1) and to the Vicarage May 2 He was Curate of Galloon 1634.
1638. John LYELL installed Rector Jan. 27
1640. Ralph HAMILTON, inst. R. & V. Aug. 4
1661. James GREAMES appears R. & V. 26 'Mar. vacated it soon after.
1661. Robert BRISBANE coll. May 7
1664. Robert ECHLIN ind. Rector Dromore and Preb. Donacavey
1686. Michael MOSSE adm. 11 Sep.
1696. Nicholas BROWNE appears (V.B.)
1705. George WADE , coll. R. & V. April 26 Probably G. W., son of Geo., gen., b. at Lytham, Lancashire, ed. by Mr. Taylor, Kirkham, Lanes, who ent. T.C.D. Mar. 15, 1693/4, aged 18, B.A. 1698. He had a son Nicholas, b. at Enniskillen, ed. by Dr. Ballentine, Strabane, who ent. T.C.D. Feb. 22, 1721-22, aged 16, B.A. 1726, probably the Curate below. Rev. George Wade was made a J.P. of Co. Tyrone on 2 Sept. 1716.
1738. Hamlet OBINS coll, Deo. 17
1741. William CODDINGTON coll. July 3
1750. Samuel VIRASEL coll. June 6 (D.R.) d. Oct. 19, 1761.
1751 . James HASTINGS
1752. John BURGH coll. Bishop & Vicar" , ressigned in 1759 for Donaghmoine
1759. John HAWKSHAW coll. Jan. 21 (D.R.), resigned in 1762.
1783. Thomas McDONNELL coll. Jan. 1-(D.B.) He was the son of Charles McDONNELL, of Dublin, b. in Dublin, educated by Rev. Eneas McMULLEN entered T.C.D. May 10, 1728, aged 17, Sch. 1730, B. A. 1732, M.A. 1736, Fell. 1737, B.D. and D.D. 1748, B. Derryvullen 1744-63, m. Anne DENT of St. Michan's Parish, Dub. (M.L. 31 Deo., 1744) and had issue. His son, James, b. in Co. Ferm., educated by Mr. Noble, ent. T.C.D. June 10,1770, aged 16, B.A. 1774, was ord. Deacon (or P.) for Clogher 13 July, 1777 (S.R.) . He died in 1777.Admon. Bond, dated June 17, 1777. Rev. Thomas McDonnell was made a J.P. for Co. Tyrone on 4 July, 1767.
1777. James HEWITT Viscount Lifford, coll. Sep. 16 (D.R.) eldest son of Lord Chancellor Hewitt, created Viscount Lifford 1781, d. 1782, was V. Santry, 1776-7, became Dean of Armagh, 1796, d. April 16, 1830, res. this B. 2 Mar., 1826 (D. R.)
1826. Thomas PLUNKET coll. Mar. 6 (D.R.) b. 1792, son of Wm.Conyngham P.,ed. at Cambridge; T.C.D.,M.A. 1822, B.D. and D.D. 1840, C. Kilsaran 1819-26 B. & V. Dromore 1826-31, Dean of Down 1831-9, Bishop of Tuam 1839-66, succeeded to the Barony of Plunket, 1854, m. Oct. 26, 1819, Louisa Jane, dau. of John W. FOSTER, M.P., of Fane Valley, and d. Oct. 19, 1866. He had issue, 5 daus. (1) Catherine, b. Nov. 22, 1820, still living at Ballymascanlan, Dundalk ; (2) Emily Annie, b. Sep. 22, 1823, d. 1843 ; (3) Mary Eliz. who m. Sir Thos. Oriel FOSTER and is dec. ; (4) Fredrica Louisa Edith, d.unm.; (5) Gertrude Victoria, d. unm. (See Peerages.)
1832. Henry Lucas ST. GEORGE, coll. June 19 (D.B;) He was the 3rd son of Rev.Howard ST. GEORGE (B. Tedavnet, q.v.) b. in Co. Kilkenny, ed. by Mr. Pack, at Kilkenny College, ent. T.C.D. Nov. 6. 1797, aged 16, B.A. 1801, M.A- 1832, C. Tedavnet 1809, C. Oleenish 1810, B. Derrybrusk 1809-10, B. Ballybay 1810-27, B. Tedavnet 1827-32, m. Eliza, dau. of Edward WARREN, of Lodge Park, Co. Kilkenny and had issue (1) Capel, of Lough
Emy, Emyvale, b. in Co. Monaghan, 14 Nov., 1814 ; ed. by Mr. O'Beirne, ent. T.C.D. as S.C. Nov. 17, 1831, aged 18; J.P. for Co's. Mon.-Ferm, and Tyrone ; H. Sheriff Co. Ferm. 1847, Co. Mon. 1852, Capt. Ferm. Militia ; (2) Henry Lucas, of Goblusk, Enniskillen, J.P. Co's. Ferm. and Tyrone, m. Harriet, only child of Wm. Sterne, and had issue ; (3) Edward Warren, b. in Co. Mon., ed. by Dr. Wallis, ent. T.C. D. July 2, 1839, aged 20,
d.s.p. ; (4) Oliver Hatley, d.s.p. ; (5) William Nassau, d.s.p. ; and daus. (1) Eliza, m. 28 Feb. 1837, Sir Hugh STEWART 2nd Bart., Ballygawley ; (2) Mary Alicia, m. Henry Taylor ROWLEY of Maperath, Co. Meath ; (4) Anne d. July 1, 1914 ; (6) Henrietta m. Hugh Lyons MONTGOMERY, Rev. H. L. ST. GEORGE. d. 24 Feb., 1872.
1872. Charles MAGINNIES inst. July 8 (D.R.), son of Sir John MAGINNIES M.D., Kt., b. in Derry, ed. at Derry School, ent. T.C.D. Nov. 2, 1829, aged 16, B.A. 1834, M.A. 1842, called to the Irish Bar 1836, ord. D. 1840, P. 1841, Chester,' C. Holy Trin. Birkenhead 1840-2, C. Ellesmere Foot 1842-44 P.C. Newtownsaville 1844-72, m.had issue, including Lt.-Col. Thos. HOBBS, who had a dau. m. Arthur W. WHITESIDE agent, Bank of Ireland, Coleraine, and d. at Philadelphia, U.S.A., Sep. 9, 1913, aged 65 ; a dau. Jane Mary, m. Jan. *, 1873, William DONOVAN, M.D., of Adare, 4th son of Rev. Chas. DONOVAN Preb. of Cloyne; another dau. Annette Groves m. July 20, 1875, Thomas O'FLAHERTY, of Rathmines, and a dau., Catherine Selina m. June 7, 1883, Rev. John Wybrants JOHNSTON 2nd son of Robert JOHNSTON of Cashel. Co. Donegal. He d. Oct. 14, 1896, aged 83.
1888 -John Alexander DAVIS inst. 28 Jan. (D.R.), T.C.D. B.A. 1890, ord. D. 1891,
Clogher, P. 1892, Arm. for Clogher, C. Dromore 1891-8.
1622. Curate, unnamed (R.V.)
1670. Mungo WALKINSHAW (V.B.)
1684. Alexander COLHOUN (V.B.)
1705. James WILSON (V.B.)
1717. William LAW (V.B.)
1743. Daniel VIRIDET appears, and up to 1767 (V.B.)
1754. Nicholas WADE, Lie., July 24 (D.R.) is still C. in 1767 (ViB.) ; was son of Rev. George Wade.
1758. Thomas HASTINGS (V.B.)
1765. Andrew YOUNG (V.B.)
1795. Benjamin MARSHALL appears and up to 1805 (V.B.) and was C. still in 1844. He was son of Joseph MARSHALL, merchant, b. in Co. Tyrone, ed. by Dr. Murray, ent. T.C.D. July 1, 1782, aged 17, B.A., 1787, ord. D. 1 Nov., 1793, P. 3 Nov, 1793
1836. E. J. BURKE, a converted R.C. priest was app. Curate Nov., 1836 ; perhaps he was Edward Burke, who appears one of the Vicars of Tuam in 1844.
1862. Christopher IRVINE, Lic.C. nom,19 Jan. D.R. He was the 3rd son of Major John IRVINE, of Killadeas, b. Sep. 7, 1825, in Co. Ferm., ed. by Dr. Burke, ent. T.C.D. July 2, 1842, aged 17, B.A. (Resp.) 1847, Div. Test. 1847, M.A. 1858, ord. D. 1848| (Derry), P. 1850 (Armagh), C. Tattykeeran 1849-57, C. Irvinestown 1857-62 ; became in 1862 B. Lislimnaghan (Derry), 1862-98, d. Dec. 29, 1905 (Tablet in Lislimnaghan Church).
1891-8. John Alexander DAVIS
R.V. 1622 states "Church ruined : no (glebe) house, 2 Balliboes for gleab." The Church is said to have been entirely destroyed by the rebels in the 1641 wars ; a new Church was built in 1694. The old graveyard is in the possession of the Local Authorities and contains the ruins of the ancient Parish Church.
A new Burial Ground was consecrated in Nov., 1892 (D.B.)
The Registers from 1797 to 1874 were destroyed in the P.R.O
Communion Plate : 2 Chalices, one inscribed, " Parish of Dromore, Co. Tyrone, 1806," another " Dromore Church 1848 ;" 2 Patens, one inscribed " Dromora Church, 1806," the other "Dromore Church, 1848 ;". 2 Flagons, one inscribed, "The gift of Alicia Viscountess Lifford, to the Church of Dromore, Co. Tyrone, 1806,". the other "Dromore Church, 1853."
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