Source - Dictionary of
Archbishop of CASHEL, son
of John Palliser, was born at KIRKBY WISK in Yorkshire,
and received his early education at NORTHALLERTON under John Smith. At
the age of fourteen he entered Trinity
College, DUBLIN, of which he
became a fellow in 1668. He received deacon's orders at WEXFORD in November
1669, and priest's orders on the 28th of the following January, in St
Patrick's Cathedral, DUBLIN.
PALLISER was elected 'medicus' in Trinity College, DUBLIN, in October 1670, and appointed
professor of divinity in that university in 1678. In the same year he
delivered a Latin oration at the funeral of James Margetson
[q.v], protestant archbishop of Armagh.
Palliser in October 1681 resigned his fellowship in Trinity College
for the rectory of CLONFEACLE, co TYRONE. Four days
after his retirement he was readmitted to Trinity college by dispensation, on
his resigning CLONFEACLE. Henry Hyde, second earl of Clarendon [q.v], lord lieutenant of Ireland, in a letter in 1685 to
the archbishop of Canterbury, in reference to a
possible vacancy in the provostship of Trinity College, DUBLIN mentioned Palliser
as the "fittest man" for the post; and added, "He is of
great learning and exemplary piety: he would make a very good bishop."
By patent dated 14 Feb 1692-3, Palliser
was appointed Bishop of Cloyne, and received consecration at DUBLIN on the 5th of
the following month. He prepared, in compliance with a governmental order, an
account of the diocese of CLOYNE in 1693-4, and furnished with it a plan for
union of parishes.
Palliser was translated to the archbishopric of CASHEL in June 1694, and
continued to occupy it till his death on 1 Jan 1726-7. The great wealth which he
accumulated was inherited by his only son, William Palliser.
Archbishop Palliser made a gift of communion plate to the cathedral of CASHEL. He gave
donations of money to Trinity College, DUBLIN, to which he also bequeathed a
large number of his books, on condition that they should be always kept
together as a collection in the library
of the institution, and designated "Bibliotheca Palliseriana."
State Letters of Henry, Earl of Clarendon, 1765
Ware's Works, by Harris, 1739
Mant's History. of Church
of Ireland, 1840
History of University
of Dublin, 1845-89
Note by TJS: The
Archbishop was my direct ancestor. He was born in 1644 in Kirby Wiske, Yorkshire and
died in 1727. He had two children, William (who died childless in 1769) and
Jane, who married John Bury, son of Richard Bury,
sometime Mayor of Dorchester. Their daughter married Samuel Cromleholme.
ancestry of William Palliser, Archbishop of Cashel