[Rev] Thomas Lewis O’Beirne

Life
?1748-1823; ed. St. Omer, France; became Protestant; navy chaplain; wrote in Whig periodicals; chaplain and private sec. to Duke of Portland while Viceroy in Ireland, 1782; mooted notion of a state pension for Catholic clergy, 1782; retired to Aubigny, 1783-85; chaplain to Lord Fitzwilliam, Viceroy, 1794; Bishop of Ossory, 1795; Bishop of Meath, 1798; controversial tracts and pamphlets. ODNB

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References
Peter Kavanagh, The Irish Theatre (Tralee: The Kerryman 1946), cites a comedy The Generous Impostor (DL 22 Nov. 1780) published 1781, after Destouches’s Le Dissipateur.

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