Meredith Hanmer

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Hanmer, Meredith, D.D., a native of Wales, an ecclesiastic who about 1582 was appointed Treasurer of Christ Church, Dublin. He died of the plague in 1604, and was buried in St. Michan's, Dublin. Besides an Ecclesiastical Chronography, and other works, he was the author of a Chronicle of Ireland, collected in the Yeare 1571, extending from the earliest times to 1284. This valuable addition to the collected annals of Ireland has gone through several editions. It will be found in most available form as contained in Ancient Irish Histories, 2 vols. 4to., published in Dublin in 1809. It occupies almost the whole of the second volume. Probably all that is known concerning him is contained in Wood's Athenae Oxonienses.

Sources

14a. Athenae Oxonienses: Anthony A. Wood, edited by Philip Bliss. 4 vols. London, 1813-'20.

188a. Irish Histories, Ancient—Spencer, Campion, Hanmer and Marleburrough. 2 vols. Dublin, 1809. See also No. 310.

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

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