Source - Dictionary of
Archbishop of CASHEL, son
of John Palliser, was born at KIRKBY WISK in Yorkshire,
and received his early education at NORTHALLERTON under John Smith. At
the age of fourteen he entered Trinity
College, DUBLIN, of which he became a fellow in 1668.
He received deacon's orders at WEXFORD in November 1669, and priest's orders on
the 28th of the following January, in St Patrick's Cathedral, DUBLIN. PALLISER was elected 'medicus'
in Trinity College, DUBLIN, in October 1670, and appointed
professor of divinity in that university in 1678. In the same year he delivered
a Latin oration at the funeral of James Margetson [q.v], protestant
archbishop of Armagh.
Palliser in October 1681 resigned his
fellowship in Trinity
College for the rectory
of CLONFEACLE, co TYRONE. Four days after his retirement he was readmitted to
Trinity college by dispensation, on his resigning CLONFEACLE. Henry Hyde,
second earl of Clarendon [q.v], lord lieutenant of Ireland, in a letter in 1685
to the archbishop of Canterbury, in reference to a possible vacancy in the
provostship of Trinity College, DUBLIN mentioned Palliser as the
"fittest man" for the post; and added, "He is of great learning
and exemplary piety: he would make a very good bishop."
By patent dated 14 Feb 1692-3, Palliser was
appointed Bishop of Cloyne, and received consecration at DUBLIN on the 5th of the
following month. He prepared, in compliance with a governmental order, an
account of the diocese of CLOYNE in 1693-4, and furnished with it a plan for
union of parishes.
Palliser was translated to the archbishopric
of CASHEL in June 1694, and continued to occupy it till his death on 1 Jan 1726-7. The great
wealth which he accumulated was inherited by his only son, William Palliser.
Archbishop Palliser made a gift of communion plate to
the cathedral of CASHEL. He gave donations of money to Trinity College, DUBLIN,
to which he also bequeathed a large number of his books, on condition that they
should be always kept together as a collection in the library of the
institution, and designated "Bibliotheca Palliseriana."
State Letters of Henry, Earl of Clarendon, 1765
Ware's Works, by Harris, 1739
Mant's History. of Church of Ireland, 1840
Taylor's History of University
of Dublin, 1845-89
Note by TJS: The Archbishop was my direct ancestor. He was born in 1644
in Kirby Wiske, Yorkshire and died in 1727.
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