Ferings, Richard De

Ferings, Richard De an Irish prelate, was promoted and consecrated to the see of Dublin in 1299. Immediately after his colisecration he made that conveyance of Church lands alluded to by Carte in the introduction to his Life of Ormond. This caused some disturbance, but archbishop Ferings finally succeeded in bringing about an agreement in 1300. In 1303 he constituted the churches of Stagonil and Tipperkevin prebends of St. Patrick's Cathedral. In 1304 he renewed the privileges granted by his predecessors to the dean and chapter of St. Patrick's, and particularly the exemption of their prebendal churches from visitations by the archdeacon or dean. He did not succeed in his administration, and died October 18, 1306, while on his way from Rome. See D'Alton, Memoirs of the Abps. of Dublin, page 114.

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