Volume of collected sermons composed by the Reverend Robert Taylor, Dean of Clonfert,
1776 November 23.
|Main Creator:||Taylor, Joseph, 1689-1744|
Robert Taylor was born in 1689 in Cheshire, England. His brother was Sir Thomas Taylor, 2nd Baronet of Headfort. In 1714, having studied Holy Orders at Trinity College Dublin, Robert Taylor was appointed Archdeacon of Kilmacduagh in the Province of Tuam. In 1722 he was appointed the Precentor of Clonfert where his brother-in-law Dr. Fitzgerald was Dean. By 1726 he was appointed Dean of Clonfert, only to resign within months. He built Prospect House, Ardgillan, Co. Dublin, and on his death, his nephew inherited the house. It became the country seat of the Earls of Bective.
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Inscription on title page by Sir Thomas Taylour, 1st Earl of Bective: "The following sermons were composed, and are all in the handwriting of my dear uncle the Revd. Robert Taylor, Dean of Clonfert. November 23rd 1776. Bective".
Contains bookplate of Marquess of Headfort.
Physical description: 1 volume (556pp).
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|MS 42,068||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|