Fowler, Robert, Dd
Fowler, Robert, D.D.
an Irish prelate, was prebendary of Westminster, and received his education at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took the degree of bachelor of arts in 1747, master of arts in 1751, and in 1771 was promoted to the see of Killaloe and Kilfenora. In 1773 he was ordered by the House of Lords to preach before them at Christ Church on October 2; translated to the see of Dublin, December 22, 1778; in 1782 was one of twelve spiritual peers who protested against the bill for the relief of the Dissenters; in 1789 concurred with fourteen others in protesting against the memorable address of the Irish House of Lords to the prince of Wales. He died at Bassingbourne Hall, near Dunmow, in Essex, October 10, 1801. See D'Alton, Memoirs of the Abps. of Dublin, page 347.