Journal of the Very Rev. Rowland Davies, LL.D.: Dean of Ross, (And afterwards Dean of Cork,) from March 8, 1688-9, to September 29, 169

Journal of the Very Rev. Rowland Davies, LL.D.: Dean of Ross, (And afterwards Dean of Cork,) from March 8, 1688-9, to September 29, 169

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Journal of the Very Rev. Rowland Davies, LL.D.: Dean of Ross, (And afterwards Dean of Cork,) from March 8, 1688-9, to September 29, 169

Journal of the Very Rev. Rowland Davies, LL.D.: Dean of Ross, (And afterwards Dean of Cork,) from March 8, 1688-9, to September 29, 169

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Dr. Rowland Davies, the author of the ensuing Journal, was born at Gille Abbey, near Cork, in 1649, and, having received the rudiments of his education in that city under the care of Mr. Scragg, then an eminent teacher, entered the university of Dublin on Feb. 23, 1665. He seems from the present Journal to have been first bred to the medical profession. On the 9th April, 1671, he received priest's orders, and on the 11th May following was admitted to the prebend of Kilnaglory, diocese of Cork. Oct. 26, 1673, he was collated to the prebend of Iniscarra, diocese of Cloyne, and in 1674 he exchanged his first preferment for the prebend of Iniskenny, diocese of Cork. Feb. 10, 1679, he was instituted by the Archbishop of Cashel as Dean of Ross, when he presented the bell to the cathedral of Cloyne, which, until very recently, hung at the top of the adjacent round tower. To these benefices was added also the prebend of Liseleary, to which he was collated Oct. 20, 1679.

The pedigree of the Dean's family was entered at the Visitation of Herefordshire made in the year 1683. From this and other sources it . . .

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