Paul, John De St

Paul, John De St.

an Irish prelate, was prebendary of Donnington, in the cathedral of York, and canon of Dublin, when he was advanced to the archbishopric of Dublin, September 12, 1350. In 1360 he was one of the three whom the king appointed to explore for such mines of gold and silver as were thought to be abundant in various parts of Ireland. In 1361 he had an especial writ of summons to a great council to be held in Dublin, on which occasion he is said to have labored with his usual good sense and judgment to effect a general amnesty and pardon of such of the Irish and English as were then opposed to the government. He died September 9, 1362. See D'Alton, Memoirs of the Archbishops of Dublin, page 134.

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