Peter Drelincourt

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Drelincourt, Peter, LL.D., Dean of Armagh, son of the well known Charles Drelincourt, a Huguenot pastor in France, was born in Paris, 22nd July 1644. He came to Ireland as chaplain of the Lord-Lieutenant, the Duke of Ormond. In 1681 he was appointed Precentor of Christ Church, Dublin; in 1683 he was collated to the further preferment of Archdeacon of Leighlin, which he resigned 28th February 1690-1, on being appointed Dean of Armagh. The only work published of this eminent divine was A speech to the Duke of Ormond and the Privy Council, to return the humble thanks of the French Protestants arrived in this Kingdom, and graciously received (Dublin, 1682). He died 7th March 1722 [1720, aged 76] and was buried in Armagh Cathedral, where a handsome monument has been raised to his memory, surmounted by a life-like representation of him in a recumbent posture, executed by Rysbrach. His widow founded the Drelincourt Charity School in Armagh, in 1732.

Sources

118. Ecclesiae Hiberniae Fasti: Rev. Henry Cotton: Indices by John R. Garstin, M.A. 5 vols. Dublin, 1851-'60.

323b. Tomb Stones and Monuments.

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