Thomas Price (bishop)

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The Most Reverend

Thomas Price
Archbishop of Cashel
ChurchChurch of Ireland
Appointed30 March 1667
In office1667-1685
PredecessorThomas Fulwar
SuccessorNarcissus Marsh
Consecration10 March 1661
by James Margetson
Personal details
London, England
Died4 August 1685
Cashel, County Tipperary, Kingdom of Ireland
Previous postBishop of Kildare (1661-1667)

Thomas Price (1599–1685) was the Church of Ireland's Archbishop of Cashel.


Price was born in London, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated B.A. in 1623, M.A. in 1628, and was elected a fellow in 1626. He was ordained by William Bedell, and became archdeacon of Bedell's diocese of Kilmore. He was consecrated bishop of Kildare in Christ Church, Dublin, on 10 March 1661 by the Archbishop of Dublin James Margetson, and was translated to the archbishopric of Cashel on 20 May 1667.[1]

Price followed Bedell on the importance of making the Irish language significant in the established church; he ordained some Irish-speaking ministers, and in 1678 he required service to be read in his cathedral from a folio Gaedhilic prayer-book presented to him by Andrew Sall. He encouraged Sall in his edition of the Irish Testament, and had himself some acquaintance with the Irish language.[1]

Price died at Cashel on 4 August 1685.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lee, Sidney, ed. (1896). "Price, Thomas (1599-1685)" . Dictionary of National Biography. 46. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainLee, Sidney, ed. (1896). "Price, Thomas (1599-1685)". Dictionary of National Biography. 46. London: Smith, Elder & Co.