John Pooley

John Pooley DD was an Anglican bishop in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.[1]

Pooley was born in Ipswich and educated at Trinity College, Dublin.[2] He was appointed a Prebendary of St Michan's in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin on 23 February 1673[3] and became Dean of Ossory on 6 March 1674.[4] He was consecrated Bishop of Cloyne on 2 December 1697; and translated to Bishop of Raphoe in 1702.[5]

He died in Dublin on 16 October 1712:[6] there is a memorial font to his memory at Raphoe Cathedral.


  1. ^ Handbook of British Chronology By Fryde, E. B;. Greenway, D.E;Porter, S; Roy, I: Cambridge, CUP, 1996 ISBN 0-521-56350-X, 0713642556
  2. ^ "Alumni Dublinenses : a register of the students, graduates, professors and provosts of Trinity College in the University of Dublin (1593-1860)" Burtchaell, George Dames/Sadleir, Thomas Ulick (Eds) p675 Dublin, Alex Thom and Co, 1935
  3. ^ "Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae: The succession of the prelates Volume 1" Cotton,H. pp74/5 Dublin, Hodges & Smith, 1848-1878
  4. ^ "Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae: The succession of the prelates Volume 2" Cotton,H. p295 Dublin, Hodges & Smith, 1848-1878
  5. ^ "Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae: The succession of the prelates Volume 3" Cotton,H. pp353/4 Dublin, Hodges & Smith, 1848-1878
  6. ^ "Records of Convocation XVII: Ireland, 1690-1869: Both Houses: 1690-1702; Upper House: 1703-1713" Bray,G.L. p40: Woodbridge Boydell Press, 2006 ISBN 978-1-843832331

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