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Edward Berwick (1750 - 1820):
Cleric, Church of Ireland and writer


Edward Berwick was born in County Down. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he antagonised the provost, Major Hely Hutchinson, by refusing to vote for parliamentary candidates of the provost's nomination. In 1775 Berwick was deprived of his scholarship, ostensibly because he had not been in residence for the required period, but after putting his case before the archbishops of Armagh and Dublin, he was reinststed. He was ordained in the Church of Ireland and became minister of Tullylish, County Down, from where he moved to Leixlip, County Dublin and then Clongish, County Longford, as domestic chaplain to the Earl of Moira. He published theological and classical works, including A Treatise on the Government of the Church, 1811. Subsequently, he became chaplain to the Marquis of Hastings, under whose patronage he edited the Rawdon Papers.

Born: 1750
Died: 1820
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