John Leslie (1571 - 1671):
Bishop, Church of Ireland
John Leslie was born in Scotland and lived in Europe for many years. In 1633, having been Bishop of the Isles, he was translated to Raphoe. He built a fortified palace there, and when the 1641 rebellion broke out he raised a company of foot soldiers who fought for the king. He became known as 'the fighting bishop'. He became Bishop of Clogher in 1661 and was granted money by parliament. He wrote many books and collected European manuscripts, all of which were destroyed. He bought property at Glaslough, County Monaghan, where he died.