William Connor Magee

Life
1821-91; grandson of William Magee (1766-1831); ed. TCD, ord. 1845; livings in England and Ireland; DD, Dublin, 1860; dean of Cork, 1864-68; Donnellan lect., TCD, 1865; dean of Royal Chapel, Dublin, 1866-68; Bishop of Peterborough, 1868-91; opposed disestablishment; Hon. DCL, Oxon, 1870; Archbishop of York, 1891; ord. Archbishop of Dublin (1822-1831); celebrated as an orator and a brilliant controversialist. CAB ODNB

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Criticism
John C. McDonnell, The Life and Correspondence of William Connor Magee, 2 vols. (1896) [Hyland 220; 1996].

There is a biographical notice in James Wills, The Irish Nation, Its History & Its Biography, 4 vols. (London 1871), p.383-426 - being one of the most extended in that work; online].

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References
Belfast Central Public Library holds Sermons (1888); The Voluntary System (1861); Discourses on the Scriptural Doctrines of Atonement and Sacrifice (1801) is ascribed to the grandfather ot the same.

Hyland Books (Ca 220; 1996) lists John C. McDonnell, The Life and Correspondence of William Connor Magee, 2 vols. (1896).

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Notes
Portrait: A bust of Archb. Magee, in white marble, is displayed in the drawing room of the Deanery of St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Dublin); having been rescued from the attic by a modern incumbent, it was repaired by Deirdre Shortt, who remodelled the missing nose - acc. her own account - on that of Charles Haughey.