Troy, John Thomas, Dd

Troy, John Thomas, D.D.

an Irish prelate, was born near Porterstown, in the county of Dublin, and at the age of fifteen went to Rome, where he became a Dominican, and finally rector of St. Clement's in that city. In 1776 he was elected bishop of Ossory. In January, 1779, he promulgated very spirited circulars against the outrages of the Whiteboys, and in October excommunicated them. In 1786 he was promoted to the see of Dublin. In November, 1787, he issued hi pastoral directions to his clergy, in which he strictly prohibited the future celebration of midnight masses. In 1793 he published Pastoral Instructions on the Duties of Christian Citizens. He died May 11, 1823. See D'Alton, Memoirs of the Archbishops of Dublin, p. 480.

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