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Linegar-Carpenter 1751-1779

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dc.description Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Rev. John Linegar In 1734, Dr. John Linegar, a native of Dublin, succeeded Dr. Luke Fagan as Archbishop of Dublin.Dr. John Linegar, who lived until 1757, when his coadjutor Dr. Richard Lincoln, also a native of the city, succeeded him. John Carpenter was born in Chancery Lane, Dublin, in 1729. He was the son of a merchant tailor but nothing else is known of his family. He attended a school run by Tadgh O Neachtain in South Earl Street. The school had many native Irish speakers and Carpenter soon mastered the language. At the age of 18, John Carpenter went to the Irish College in Lisbon where after the usual course of studies, he was ordained a priest in 1752. When he returned to Ireland in August 1754, he was appointed Curate at St. Mary’s Chapel, Liffey Street. On 3 June 1770, Dr. Carpenter was consecrated Archbishop of Dublin. There were approximately 15 chapels in the city and three convents in the archdiocese. He chose the parish of St. Nicholas as his mensal parish, while living on Usher’s Island. In his first address at Francis Street, he asked the priests and people for their prayers in helping him with his task in hand. He was an excellent administrator and kept meticulous records and inventories. He also kept copies of letters he received and sent. Archbishop Carpenter died unexpectedly on 29 October 1786 at the age of 58. He is buried in St. Michan’s, in a grave owned by his brother-in-law, Thomas Lee, husband of Christine Carpenter, and merchant in Pill Lane. The proceeds from the sale of his furniture and effects went to Teresa Mulally to assist financially the school she had establishment in the 1760s en_US
dc.description.abstract Written documents Linegar-Carpenter Including Bishops Lincoln v Fitzsimons 1751-1779 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject Linegar en_US
dc.subject Carpenter en_US
dc.title Linegar-Carpenter 1751-1779 en_US
dc.type Text en_US
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