The Family Tree of Benjamin Hoadly, Bishop of Winchester (1676-1761)
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Family of John HOADLY (Archbishop) and Anne WARRE

Husband: John HOADLY (Archbishop) (1678-1746)
Wife: Anne WARRE ( - )
Children: Sarah HOADLY ( - )
Marriage 16 Jul 1713 St Peter-Le-Poer, Middlesex 1

Husband: John HOADLY (Archbishop)

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      John HOADLY (Archbishop), Archbishop John Hoadly     John HOADLY (Archbishop), 1745, age 67, Archbishop Hoadly by Mary Slaughter 1745     John HOADLY (Archbishop), View of the Ancient Castle and Archiepiscopal Palace Tallaght, Co. Dublin    
Name: John HOADLY (Archbishop)
Sex: Male
Father: Samuel HOADLY (1643-1705)
Mother: Martha PICKERING (1639-1702)
Birth 27 Sep 1678 Tottenham, Middlesex
Occupation Bishop Of Leighlin & Ferns; Archbishop Of Dublin; Armagh
Education BA St Catherine's Hall, Cambridge
Religion Church Of England
Death 19 Jul 1746 (age 67) Rathfarnham, Ireland
Burial 1746 Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland

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Death Cause: Fever
Burial Saint Maelruain’s Church, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland

Wife: Anne WARRE

Name: Anne WARRE
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Burial Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland

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Burial Saint Maelruain’s Church, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland
with her husband and her Mother

Child 1: Sarah HOADLY

Name: Sarah HOADLY
Sex: Female
Spouse: Bellingham BOYLE (1709-1771)
Birth "?"

Note on Husband: John HOADLY (Archbishop) (1)



(The Life of Bishop Hoadly written by his son John Hoadly,L.L.D. Chancellor of the Diocese of Winchester).


His youngest son John was successively Archbishop of Dublin and Armagh, Primate and Metropolitan of Ireland. He died July 19, 1746.

Note on Husband: John HOADLY (Archbishop) (2)

In 1742, [Rathfarnham] castle was sold to Dr. Hoadly, Archbishop of Armagh, and on his death four years later it passed to his son-in-law Bellingham Boyle. In 1767, he sold the property to Nicholas Loftus, second Earl of Ely, a descendant of Adam Loftus, the original builder of the castle.

Note on Husband: John HOADLY (Archbishop) (3)

Archbishop John Hoadly pulled down a great part of the old Castle of Tallaght. It appears to have been a very extensive pile, on the site of the ancient monastic edifice, which existed until 1324, when Archbishop de Bicknor rebuilt it. Archbishop Hoadly with the materials built a mansion which Austin Cooper in 1779 thus describes:- "The archiepiscopal palace of the See of Dublin, for a thing of its kind, is the poorest I ever saw. It is a large piece of patchwork, so void of either order or regularity that it is past describing. Adjoining it is a long range of stables, &c., at the end of which is a square castle. What to call it I am at a loss. I should imagine it to be a part of the old monastery that formerly stood here. It commands more antiquity in its appearance than the palace, as it has some of the Gothic taste in it, which I could not see in the other. I went into a coach-house adjoining this, and saw in it a very large arch, stopped tip, so that some other building joined. Archbishop Hoadly was the last man who resided in it, and the modern repairs in it were done by him. When I again visited this place (1780), I found it bear a much more agreeable aspect. All the patchwork of brick and stone is destroyed by an universal dashing and whitewashing, new windows, and the crevices of the old stone-work filled with mortar. All this thorough repairing was done last summer (I suppose) by his worthy Grace the present Archbishop." This is rather negative praise. A further description of the palace will be found later on. [The drawing above stubbornly refuses to come down in size without losing definition. Click on the thumbnail for the full image. 80k. KF]

Archbishop Hoadly was a great agriculturist. His daughter, and only child, who married Bellingham Boyle, had similar tastes; and, in an amusing letter, Swift thanks her for a pig and some butter which she had sent hint from Tallaght. She was a favourite of the Dean; he commends her love of housewifery and good sense, and writes on one occasion in great distress on hearing she was ill with the smallpox. Hoadly resigned the See of Dublin in 1742, on being appointed to the Primacy. He died in 1746, and was buried at Tallaght with his wife, who had died two years previously.



Note on Husband: John HOADLY (Archbishop) (4)

Rathfarnham Castle, which, owing to their possession of Castletown, had not been occupied by Speaker Conolly or his successor, was, about the year 1742, purchased by the Right Rev. John Hoadly, who was at that time translated from the Archbishopric of Dublin to that of Armagh. Dr. Hoadly, who was the brother of the famous English Bishop of that name, was one of the great political prelates, but did not find the promotion of the English interest, which was the first object with all of them, inconsistent with exertions for the improvement of agriculture. To this he directed both his skill and his purse, and he was beloved by the tenantry and landowners, amongst whom he excited by his example and judicious rewards a spirit of emulation and a strong desire to become better farmers.


In building, " as the most useful and rational method of supporting the honest and industrious poor," he gave much employment. On his promotion to the See of Dublin in 1729 from that of Ferns, which he had previously held, he had built an episcopal mansion at Tallaght in place of the ruined feudal castle which he had found there, and on coming into possession of Rathfarnham he proceeded to lavish money on the restoration of the Castle, which he put into a state of thorough repair and made his home.


Hoadly did not long occupy Rathfarnham, his death taking place there in 1746 from a fever said to have been contracted while super-intending workmen in the demesne. His life had been one of singular activity; in a letter to the Duke of Newcastle written a few months before his death he states that for the eighteen years and more which he had been in Ireland he had constantly, without one failure, attended the King's service, and that for sixteen years he had borne the burden of the administration in the Privy Council and in the House of Lords, and, much against his will, had taken a leading part in the management of the University. His wife, a lady distinguished for her virtues and endowments, had died two years before, and the Archbishop's remains were laid with hers in the quiet country church of Tallaght.



Note on Husband: John HOADLY (Archbishop) (5)

England, Scotland, Ireland: Musgrave's Obituaries Prior to 1800, parts 3 & 4

Obituary Prior to 1800 (as far as Relates to England, Scotland, and Ireland), Compiled by Sir William Musgrave, 6th Bart., of Hayton Castle, Co. Cumberland, and Entitled by him "A General Nomenclator and Obituary, with Referrence to the Books Where the Persons are Mentioned, and Where some Account of their Character is to be Found."

County: General

Country: England

Hoadly, John, 67 Bp. Ferns 1727 , 48 Bp. Dublin 1729 , 101 Abp. Armagh 1742 , bro. of the Bp. of Winchester. 19 Jul 1746. (L.M. 371; MSS.; G.M. 383; Carter's Camb. 199; S.M. 349; Ware, 1, 369, 452.)2


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Spouse: JOHN HOADLY Family
Marriage: 16 JUL 1713 Saint Peter-Le-Poer, London, London, England

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