From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Porter, Francis, a Franciscan friar, was born in the County of Meath in the 17th century. He was Professor and Lecturer, and ultimately President, in the Irish College of St. Isidore's at Rome, where he died 7th April 1702. Harris's Ware gives a list of his Latin works, the principal of which are: Securis Evangelica ad Haeresis Radices Posita (Rome, 1674), Compendium Annalium Ecclesiasticorum Regni Hiberniae (Rome, 1690), and Systema Decretorum Dogmaticorum (Avignon, 1693).
339. Ware, Sir James, Works: Walter Harris. 2 vols. Dublin, 1764.