John De St. Paul

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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De St. Paul, John, Archbishop of Dublin in 1349. In his time the Pope ordained that the Archbishop of Armagh should be styled "Primate of all Ireland," the Archbishop of Dublin, "Primate of Ireland." De St. Paul was a zealous advocate of the English interest; he called a synod for the better regulation of the affairs of the Church. In 1360 he was appointed by the King one of three commissioners to search for and manage mines of gold and silver in Ireland. In 1361 he was instrumental in procuring an amnesty for such of the Anglo-Irish chieftains as had been in opposition to Government. He enlarged and beautified Christ Church, and built the choir at his own expense; and when he died, 9th September 1362, he was buried under the high altar.

Sources

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

196. Irishmen, Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished, Rev. James Wills, D.D. 6 vols. or 12 parts. Dublin, 1840-'7.

339. Ware, Sir James, Works: Walter Harris. 2 vols. Dublin, 1764.

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