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Returns of the Several Dioceses in Ireland


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Returns of the Several Dioceses in Ireland

Date of Article: 25/02/1806
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I 173 ] DIOCESE OF RAPHOE. IN OBEDIENCE to the Requisition of the Honourable House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and by the Direction of the Right Reverend James Lord Bishop of RAPHOE ,— Wc certify, THAT the three ecclesiastical persons immediately following have not, for one year last past, at any time, resided on their respective Benefices in this Diocefe; - viz. nor Rectory and vicarage of Clandehorka,—- Rev. Thos Green ; who, along with this benefice, holds by faculty another in the South of Ireland, upon which it is supposed he resides. There is no glebe- house in this parish. Rectory and vicarage of Mayvagh,— Rev. Christopher Russell holding by faculty a benefice in South of Ireland, upon which he is supposed to reside. No glebe- house. Rectory and vicarage of Kilmacrennan,— Rev. William Bristow; holding by faculty a benefice in the North- east of Ulster, on which he is supposed to reside. No glebe- house. Rectory and vicarage of Inver, and rectory and vicarage of Templecrone, both in the diocese of Raphoe,— Rev. Alexander Montgomery ; who holds the same by faculty, and resides in the parish of Inver. The parishes not contiguous, the churches above fifteen miles distant. A glebe house in each of the parishes. Vicarage of Donegal,— Rev. Abraham Hamilton ; holding by faculty a benefice in the diocefe of Derry : very often attends personally in the parish of Donegal. A glebe- house. UNIONS within the Diocese; Inver and Templecrone, as above set forth. Also five several parishes which compose the corps of the deanery of Raphoe; viz. Raphoe, Stra- norlar, Leek, Lettremacward, and Killygarvan, held by patent; all contiguous except Lettremac- ward and Killygarvan, which are separate from the rest and from each other. The Dean resides in a glebe- house in the parish of Raphoe. Also the parish of Tullyaghuish, in the presentation of the College of Dublin, held for time im- memorial under this title and denomination, as a ( ingle parish by a single clerk, having one church only, and parish officers as for one parish: although there were in former times two distinct parishes, but still contiguous, and noted in the taxation- book of the Court of Exchequer under the titles of ( Ireland.)— D I O C E S A N R E T U R N S : — R A P H O E. Rectory and Vicarage of Tullyfern, and Rectory and Vicarage of Aghuish, with a separate taxation to each. But when, by what authority, and in what manner they were united, does not appear. The minister constantly resident. No glebe- house. The glebes in most of the parishes herein- mentioned are confluerable; the number of acres in each not known. In one parish only of the diocese of Raphoe, Lettremacward, there is no glebe. In all of them are places for divine worship. The rectories and vicarages in the several parishes having been consolidated for time immemorial, aud held by one clergyman, form but one single parish or benefice. John Alcock, Vicr Gen. Lewis Walker, N. P. and Depy Register of the diocese of Raphoe. \
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