Creagh, Peter (1), Dd

Creagh, Peter (1), D.D.

an Irish prelate, was appointed to the see of Cork in 1676; imprisoned in 1680;. about 1686 translated to the archdiocese of Tuam; and promoted to the archbishopric of Dublin, March 9, 1693. In 1695 the acts were revived, prohibiting the foreign or domestic education of Catholics, and in 1697 all the Popish prelates, vicars-general, deans, monks and others, who exercised ecclesiastical jurisdiction in Ireland, were ordered to depart before May 1, 1698. Whatever was the promise of the earlier period of Creagh's administration, it was soon overcast by the succession of Anne. He was obliged to flee to the continent, and died at Argentina (Strasburg), in 1705 or 1707. See D'Alton, Memoirs of the Abps. of Dublin, page 457; Brady, Episcopal Succession, 1:338; 2:91.

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