[Archbishop] Edward Synge

?-1678; Bishop of Limerick, 1661 and later of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross; also Edward Synge, his son (1659-1741), ed. Oxon., TCD; Bishop of Tuam and Privy Councillor, 1716; opposed the Toleration Bill, 1719; also George, br. of Edward (1594-1653), bishop of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross; nominated for see of Tuam, but failed to obtain possession because of the war; engaged in controversy with John Toland, to whom he wrote replies in 1697 and 1698. RR ODNB


Richard Ryan, Biographia Hibernica: Irish Worthies (1821), Vol. II, p,589-91.


S. C. Hughes, The Church of S. Werburgh Dublin (1899), lists Edward Synge, Chancellor of St. Patrick’s Cath., 1705-1714, and Edward Synge, his son, Chancellor, 1727-30. The original home of the family was Bridgenorth, and their name is said to have been changed from Millington alone, because of the skill of an ancestor in vocal singing. The former ed. Christ Church, Oxon., grad. 1677; Dublin DD; rector of Laracor, Meath, 1682; Prependary of Holy Trinity, Cork, 1686; rector of Templetrine, Cork, and Chancellor of S. Patrick’s, 1705; Bishop of Raphoe, 1714; Archb. of Tuam, 1716; buried beneath capital of the ancient cross; Synge motto, Coelestia Canimus [chk].

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