Adam Loftus (1533 - 1605):
Archbishop, Church of Ireland
Adam Loftus was born in Yorkshire and was appointed Archbishop of Armagh in 1562. Five years later he became Archbishop of Dublin and was appointed as an ecclesiastical commissioner to further the Reformation in Ireland. From 1582 to 1584 he was Lord Justice, and he became the first Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, where there are two portraits of him. There is another portrait in the Archbishop's Palace, Armagh.