Peter Manby

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Manby, Peter, Rev., Dean of Derry, an Irish writer who flourished in the 17th century, was educated at Trinity College, became chaplain to Archbishop Boyle, and in 1672 was appointed Dean of Derry. In 1686 he embraced Catholicism, being permitted by James II. to retain his deanery. After the defeat of James in Ireland he removed to France and afterwards to London, where he died in 1697. He was the author of several controversial works, some of which were replied to by Dr. King, afterwards Archbishop of Dublin.

Sources

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

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

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