The Descendants of Archbishop [of Dublin] William Magee, 1766 to 1831.


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3. Very Rev. William Connor MAGEE D.D. [22437] (John (Rev.)2, William of Dublin (Archbishop)1) was born on 17 Oct 1821 in Cork Co. Cork Munster Ireland and died on 5 May 1891 in London England at age 69.

General Notes: In an e-Mail received from Rosamund [Bryn] Anthony] in May 2012, she included the following:
his cousin, Anne Nesbitt, dau. of Rev. Thomas Smith (sic), R. of St. Thomas's, Dublin - to whom he was Curate- and had issue, including Rev. John Arthur V. Magee, M.A…..", 5 daus. and 3 sons
Rosamund goes on to include an Extract from "Cork, Past and Present" as follows:
"1864. March 7. WILLIAM CONNOR MAGEE, D .D.; Dean, per mortem Newman. William Connor Magee was the son of the Revd. John Magee, who was Librarian of St.Fin Barre's, and who was eldest son of William Magee, Archbishop of Dublin, authcr of the well-known work on "The Atonement."
William Connor Magee was born on 17th October, 1821, in the Library at St. Fin Barre's·. He was educated at Kilkenny College. Entered T.C.D. in 1835; Sch. 1838; Abp. King' s Div. Prize (1St), 1841; B.A. 1842; Div.Test , 1844; D.D. 1860; D.C.L. , Oxon, 1870.
He was ordained, in 1844, at Chester, for curacy of St .Thomas ' s , Dublin ; Curate of St. Saviour's, Bath, 1849-51; Minister of the Octagon Chapel, Bath, 1851-60; Preb. Wells Chapel ,1859-61; Minister of Quebec Chapel, London, 186o; R. of Enniskillen and Precentor of Clogher,1860-64; Dean of Cork, January,1864-66; Dean of Chapel Royal, Dublin,1866-68; consecrated Bishop of Peterborough, 15th November , 1868; enthroned Archbishop of York on St. Patrick' s Day, 1891.
Rosamund goes on to add:
He was born in Cork, Ireland. His father was curate of the parish attached to the Anglican cathedral in Cork; his grandfather was Archbishop of Dublin. Young Magee entered Trinity College, Dublin with a scholarship at thirteen. He was ordained to the curacy of St. Thomas's, Dublin, but, being threatened with tuberculosis, went after two years to Málaga, Spain. On his return he took a curacy at Bath, England and was soon appointed to the Octagon Chapel, where his fame both as preacher and platform speaker continued to spread. Some years afterwards he was made prebendary of Wells Cathedral. In 1860, poor health caused him to accept the living of Enniskillen, Ireland. In 1864 he was made Dean of Cork and chaplain to the Lord Lieutenant. Here he showed those great gifts which ultimately raised him to high office; a powerful grasp of mental, moral and political problems, combined with eloquence of a high order, illuminated with brilliant flashes of wit.
Archbishop Magee was probably the greatest orator of his day, in the pulpit, on the platform and in the House of Lords.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Bishop, 1868-1891, Peterborough Northamptonshire England.

• Occupation: Archbishop, 1891, York Yorkshire England.

William married Anne Nesbitt SMYTHE [96481] [MRIN: 32224], daughter of James SMYTHE [96484] and Joanna CAREW [96485], on 14 Aug 1851. Anne was born about 1830 and died on 5 May 1901 in Peterborough Cambridgeshire England aged about 71.

The child from this marriage was:

   4 M    i. Rev. John Arthur V MAGEE M.A.

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