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Thomas Percy (1729 - 1811):
Bishop, Church of Ireland


Thomas Percy was born in England and was educated at Christ Church, Oxford. He became vicar of Easton Maudit, Northamp-tonshire in 1753, and rector of Wilby three years later. In 1770 he became Doctor of Divinity at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He was appointed chaplain to the Duke of Northumberland and George III, and from 1778 was Dean of Carlisle. In 1762 he pub-lished miscellaneous Pieces, translated from the Chinese. He edited and published a manuscript containing medieval poems, Reliques of Ancient English Poetry,1765, and in 1770 published Northern Antiquities. In 1771 he wrote a ballad, `The Hermit of Warkworth'. He was Bishop of Dromore from 1782 to 1811 and lived in the Bishop's Palace, Dromore, County Down.

Born: 13 April 1729
Died: 30 September 1811
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