Richard Mant

MANT, Richard. b. Southampton, 12 February 1776; d. Ballymoney, Ireland, 2 November 1848. He was educated at Winchester College and Trinity College, Oxford (BA 1797, MA 1799). He became a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford in 1801, and took Holy Orders (deacon 1802, priest 1803). After curacies, one assisting his father, he became vicar of Coggeshall, Essex (1810-13), chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury (1813-16), rector of St Botolph without Bishopsgate, London (1816-18), and rector of East Horsley, Surrey (1818-20). In 1820 he was appointed bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora, Ireland, becoming bishop of Down and Connor (1823-42) and bishop of Dromore (1842-48). Mant’s principal prose...

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