1613–1667

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Born: Au­gust 1613, Cam­bridge, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 13, 1667, Lis­burn, Ire­land.

Buried: In the choir area at Dro­more Ca­thed­ral, Ire­land.

Biography

Jeremy was the son of a bar­ber, and hus­band of Phoe­be Langs­dale.

He en­tered Cai­us Col­lege, Cam­bridge, as a si­zar in 1626. He be­came a Fel­low of All Souls Col­lege at Ox­ford in 1632, and rec­tor of Up­ping­ham, Rut­land­shire, in 1638.

Although im­pri­soned around 1642, dur­ing the great Pro­tect­or­ate, he ran a school in Wales with Will­iam Ni­chol­son, and served as chap­lain to the Earl of Car­ber­ry at Gold­en Grove, Car­mar­then­shire.

By 1658 he had moved to Ire­land, where he preached in Lis­burn and Port­more. He re­turned to Lon­don in ear­ly 1660, and signed the loyal­ist De­cla­ra­tion of the No­bil­i­ty and gen­try.

In Jan­u­ary 1661, he be­came Bi­shop of Down and Con­nor. He was made a mem­ber of the Ir­ish Pri­vy Coun­cil in Feb­ru­a­ry, was en­trust­ed with the di­o­cese of Dro­more in March, and the same year was ap­point­ed Vice Chan­cel­lor of the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Dub­lin.

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