Mcgorrisk, Bernard, a Roman Catholic priest, was born in Ireland in 1818; went to Paris to pursue an academical course, and there also studied theology; emigrated to this country early in 1842; was engaged for several months as professor of French at St. John's College (Fordham, N. Y.); afterwards went as missionary priest to the West, where he labored for nearly eighteen years, building fifteen or sixteen churches. About 1860 he removed to Brooklyn, where he built the present church of St. Vincent de Paul. He died Oct. 29, 1865. — New Amer. Cyclop. 1865, p. 654.