1611-1691; London merchant and alderman, received 666 acres in Tipperary
for an adventure of £300; built schools for local children
in the fear of God and good literature, and to speak the English
tongue, 1655; initially Presbyterian, the schools were placed under
Episcopalian supervision by Royal Charter of 1699.
Roy Foster, Modern Ireland, p. 105.)
Erasmus Smith chair of Modern History, TCD, held by John Begnall Bury
in 1882 [ODNB]; note also The Erasmian, school paper of High School,