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Peter Manby (c.1638 - 1697):
Cleric, Church of Ireland


Peter Manby was probably born in Dublin and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. In 1670 he became Canon of Kildare, and two years later Dean of Derry. It is said that he was disappointed at not being offered a bishopric, so he joined the Catholic Church. He wrote The Considerations which Obliged Peter Manby, Dean of Derry, to Embrace the Catholic Religion which evoked a retort by William King and a counter reply by Manby. He was appointed an Alderman of Derry and retired to France after the Battle of the Boyne. He died in London.

Born: c.1638
Died: 1697
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