Barton, Arthur Willis (1881–1962), Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin, was born in Dublin 1 June 1881, son of Arthur Robinson Barton, rector of St Paul's, Dublin, and Annie Barton (née Hayes), and was educated at St Columba's College, Dublin, and TCD (BA 1903, BD 1906, and DD (jure dignitatis) 1930). Ordained deacon in 1904 and priest in 1905, after serving curacies in Dublin and Down he was appointed archdeacon of Down in 1927 and bishop of Kilmore, Elphin, and Ardagh in 1930, and was archbishop of Dublin 1939–56. He was noted for the strong pastoral emphasis of his episcopate, and particularly for his confirmation addresses, a collection of which was printed under the title Further instructed: talks to a confirmation class (Dublin, n.d.) He retired in 1956, died 22 September 1962, and is buried at Kilmore cathedral. He married (21 April 1914) Zoe Margaret Victoria Cosgrave; they had two daughters and a son.
Church of Ireland Gazette, 19 Oct. 1956; Ir. Times, 24 Sept. 1962; ‘Fasti of Christ Church cathedral, Dublin’ (RCB library)