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Register of Popish Priests, 1704

1704 Register of Priests as required by the Penal Laws c Marsh's Library (CC)
1704 Register of Priests as required by the Penal Laws
© Marsh’s Library (CC)

On the 23rd June 1704, An Act for registering the Popish Clergy came into force. Under this Penal law all Catholic secular priests were required to register, with bonds for their good behaviour. This page listing Dublin priests includes Cornelius Nary, who later debated tolerance for Catholics with Edward Synge, Church of Ireland Bishop of Tuam