Abbe Thomas Gould

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Gould, Thomas, Abbe, a Catholic controversialist, was born at Cork in 1657. At the age of twenty-one he passed into France, and studied theology at Poitiers. Having taken orders, he was sent to Thouars commissioned for the conversion of Protestants — his spiritual exhortations being supported by the full powers of the state. His successful labours were recompensed with substantial pensions and the abbacy of St. Laon de Thouars. A list of his controversial works, which are stated to display learning and ability, will be found in the Biographie Generale.

Sources

34. Biographie Générale. 46 vols. Paris, 1855-'66. An interleaved copy, copiously noted by the late Dr. Thomas Fisher, Assistant Librarian of Trinity College, Dublin.

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