Agents

Ussher (James)

  • 1581–1656
  • scholars, authors
  • Ard Macha
Anglican archbishop of Armagh known for his scholarship on a variety of subjects, including history and theology
Ussher, James, The whole works of James Ussher, ed. Charles Richard Elrington, 18 vols, vol. 4, Dublin: Hodges, Smith, 1864.
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Ussher, James, The whole works of James Ussher, ed. Charles Richard Elrington, 18 vols, vol. 5: Brittanicarum ecclesiarum antiquitates, caput I-XIII (1639), Dublin: Hodges, Smith, 1847.
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Ussher, James, The whole works of James Ussher, ed. Charles Richard Elrington, 18 vols, Dublin: Hodges, Smith, 1847.
Ussher, James, The whole works of James Ussher, ed. Charles Richard Elrington, 18 vols, vol. 6: Brittanicarum ecclesiarum antiquitates, caput XIV-XVII (1639), Dublin: Hodges, Smith, 1847.
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Ussher, James, Britannicarum ecclesiarum antiquitates: quibus inserta est pestiferae adversus Dei gratiam a Pelagio Britanno in ecclesiam inductae haereseos historia, Dublin, 1639.
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Ussher, James, Veterum epistolarum Hibernicarum sylloge, Dublin, Paris, 1632.
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See also: Ard MachaArd Macha ... Armagh
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Thomas ArthurArthur (Thomas)
(1593–1675)
Thomas Arthur FitzWilliam
Limerick physician educated at Bordeaux and a Catholic with an interest in devotional literature. One of his better known patients was bishop James Ussher, who at one time appears to have lent him a manuscript of the so-called Kilkenny recension of Latin lives of Irish saints. A manuscript of transcripts by Thomas is still extant.
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Henry SpelmanSpelman (Henry)
(1563/4–1641)
English antiquary and author. He was appointed commissioner to investigate and settle disputes over estates in Ireland and visited Ireland on three occasions, the first one in 1617. It may have been during one of these visits that Spelman acquired the Irish manuscript now known as BL MS Harley 5280. Spelman was member of the College of Antiquaries and his contacts included James Ussher.
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James WareWare (James)
(d. 1666)
(Sir) James Ware, Irish scholar, historian and antiquarian
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Reference works (select)

McGuire, James [ed.], and James Quinn [ed.], Dictionary of Irish biography, online ed. (2009), Online: Royal Irish Academy; Cambridge University Press. URL: <https://www.dib.ie>.
McCafferty (John), ‘Ussher, James’ direct link
Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <http://www.oxforddnb.com>. 
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
[id. 28,034.] Ford (Alan), ‘Ussher, James (1581–1656)’ direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Ford, Alan, “Ussher, James (1581–1656)”, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press.
Boran, Elizabethanne, “Ussher and the collection of manuscripts in early modern Europe”, in: Harris, Jason, and Keith Sidwell (eds.), Making Ireland Roman: Irish Neo-Latin writers and the republic of letters, Cork: Cork University Press, 2009. 176–194.
Mc Carthy, Daniel P., “The biblical chronology of James Ussher”, The Irish Astronomical Journal 24 (January, 1997): 73–82.

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