Anthony Blake (bishop)

Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh

Anthony Blake (c. 1704 – 1787) was an Irish clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise from 1756 to 1758 and Archbishop of Armagh from 1758 to 1787.[1]

Blake was the youngest of two sons of Andrew Blake of Kilvine. His family were from County Mayo. They were one of the Tribes of Galway.

He returned to Ireland from France about 1731. He attended the schools Saint-Omer and Louvain. He was made priest in the archdiocese of Tuam. He held the positions of dean of the chapter and vicar general to the archbishop. From 1741 to 1756 he served as Warden of Galway. His most nobable action was to build a new parish chapel in the town's middle street. This chapel stood until 1833.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Archbishop Anthony Blake at Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved on 31 May 2013.
  • Dictionary of Irish Biography, pp. 579–80, Cambridge, 2010.