Elrington the Right Rev Thomas

Elrington The Right Rev. Thomas, lord bishop of Leighlin and Ferns, obtained a scholarship in the University of Dublin in 1778, and in 1781 was elected fellow. In 1794 he was appointed Donellan lecturer all his alma mater; in 1795, professor of mathematics, and in 1806, rector of Ardtree, in the county of Tyrone. In 1811 he was raised to the highest literary rank in Ireland by appointment as provost of Trinity College. This position he held with high credit to himself until 1820, when he was consecrated bishop of Limerick. In 1822 he was transferred to the see of Leighlin and Ferns, He died in 1835. Besides editing several of the classics, he published his lectures delivered while Donellan lecturer: "The proof of Christianity derived from the miracles recorded in the New Testament," under the title, Sermons preached in the Chapel of Trinity College, etc. (Dublin, 1796, 8vo): — Reflections on the Appointment of Dr. Milner as the Political Agent of the Roman Catholic Clergy in Ireland (1809, 8vo): — The Clergy of the Church of England truly ordained (1809, 8vo), and a number of other polemical writings. — Annual Biography and Obituary, 20 (1836); Darling, Cyclopedia Bibliographica, pages 1084-5.

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