Hoadly (or Hoadley), John, Dd

Hoadly (or Hoadley), John, D.D.

an Irish prelate, was born at Tottenham, September 27, 1678, and was brother to the celebrated Benjamin Hoadly, bishop of Winchester. John Hoadly was' chaplain to bishop Burnet, and by him installed chancellor and canon residentiary of the Church of Salisbury, archdeacon of Sarum, and rector of St. Edmund's, and was afterwards made canon of Hereford by his brother, when bishop of that see. He was advanced, June 3, 1727, to the sees of Leighlin and Ferns. He was translated to the see of Dublin, January 13, 1729. In November 1739, Dr. Hoadly was of the privy council, when the proclamation was issued requiring all justices, magistrates, etc., to search and seize arms in possession of any papist, and to prosecute any papist who should presume to carry arms contrary to the intent of the proclamation. Dr. Hoadly adopted the system of his predecessor, and what was then styled the English interest in the country. He died at Rathfarnham, July 19, 1746. See D'Alton, Memoirs of the Archbishops of Dublin, page 330.

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