Archbishop John Carpenter

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Carpenter, John, Archbishop of Dublin, 1770-86, was the son of a merchant-tailor, who resided in Chancery-lane, Dublin. Educated at Lisbon, and appointed curate of St. Mary's, Dublin, he distinguished himself in conjunction with Lord Taaffe, by efforts for the repeal of the Penal Laws. He was elevated to the archbishopric in 1770. He died 29th October 1786, and was buried in St. Michan's Churchyard.

Sources

12. Archbishops of Dublin, Memoirs of: John D'Alton. Dublin, 1838. Archdall, Mervyn, see No. 216.

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