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Joseph Stock (1740 - 1813):
Bishop, Church of Ireland


Joseph Stock was born in Dublin and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He became Rector of Conwall, Letterkenny, County Donegal, and headmaster of Portora School, Enniskillen, in 1795. In 1798 he became Bishop of Killala and was taken prisoner by the French. He was a scholar and linguist and wrote What Passed at Killala, an account of the French occupation of the town. In 1810 he was appointed Bishop of Waterford.

Born: 22 December 1740
Died: 13 August 1813
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