Phelan, William, Dd

Phelan, William, D.D.

a somewhat noted Irish divine of the Protestant establishment, was born at Clonmel in 1789, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he was admitted sizar in 1806. In 1814 he was made second master of the endowed school of Derry; in 1817 he was elected fellow of his college, and in 1819 Donellan lecturer. In 1824 he became rector of Killyman, Armagh, and in 1825 of Ardtrea. He died in 1830. His Remains were published, with a biographical memoir, by the bishop of Limerick (2d ed. Lond. 1832, 2 volumes, 8vo). See Darling, Cyclop. Bibliogr. s.v.

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