Fenning, Hugh

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Browne, Michael (David)

Browne, Michael (David) (1887–1971), Dominican and cardinal, was born 6 May 1887 at Grangemockler, Co. Tipperary, son of Maurice Browne and Catherine Browne (née Fitzgerald), and was christened David. He attended the local school, of which his father was headmaster, and later…

Carpenter, John

Carpenter, John (1729–86), catholic archbishop of Dublin, was born in Chancery Lane, Dublin, son of a tailor. Nothing else is known of his parents or family save that his sister Christian married a Dublin merchant, Thomas Lee. Irish was probably spoken in his home. The Gaelic…

Concanen, Richard Luke

Concanen, Richard Luke (1747–1810), catholic bishop of New York, was born in Kilbegnet, Co. Roscommon, son of Luke Concanen and Mary Concanen (née Corr), presumably of small farming stock. In 1764 he entered the Dominican order at the Irish college of Holy Cross, Louvain. Soon he…

Lincoln, Richard

Lincoln, Richard (c.1706–1763), archbishop of Dublin, was a native of Dublin. His father, according to a later critic, was ‘an alderman ... a tradesman’, very likely the Nicholas Lincoln, ‘merchant of Capel Street’ who stood surety for…

Linegar, John

Linegar, John (c.1671–1757), archbishop of Dublin, was a native of Dublin whose family, of English extraction, lived at Broadstone close to the city ten years before his birth. After early studies with the Jesuits of Chancery Place, he went in 1691 to the Irish College at…