Thomas Carson (bishop)

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The Rt Rev Thomas Carson, LLD[1] (27 August 1805 – 7 July 1874) was a 19th-century Irish Anglican Bishop.

He held incumbencies at Urney, Cavan[3] and then Cloon. Next he was Archdeacon of Ardagh,[4] and after that Vicar general and then Dean of Kilmore[5] in 1860 before elevation in 1870 to the Episcopate as the 5th Bishop of the United Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh. He married Eleanor Anne Burton in about 1833, and their son Rev. Thomas William Carson (20 Dec 1834 -1895) was a noted early collector of bookplates.


  1. ^ TCD,1832[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Ireland (1912)
  3. ^ 1852 Belfast / Ulster Street Directory
  4. ^ Assists at ordination
  5. ^ Fasti ecclesiae Hibernicae
Religious titles
Preceded by
Charles Leslie
Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
1870 –1874
Succeeded by
John Richard Darley

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