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Bishop Maurice Day of Clogher and his wife Charlotte Frances May
Knight // County Monaghan :: Bishop Maurice Day of Clogher and his wife Charlotte Frances May

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Bishop Maurice Day and his wife Charlotte Frances May walking through the snow in the grounds of Bishopscourt, Clones, Co.Monaghan.

The see of Clogher was filled by Rt. Rev. Maurice Day, DD, the former Dean of Ossory in 1908. He remained Bishop of Clogher until 1923.

The 1911 Census records that the then 67-year-old Bishop was living at ‘Altartate Glebe’ with his wife Charlotte (58 yrs), son Herbert (a 35 year old engineer), daughter Kathleen (30), and five servants, general labourer William Duncan (25), cook Annie Campbell (35), parlour-maid Hannah Greer (28), housemaid Charlotte Sherwood (19) and kitchen-maid Sarah Houston (18). Nineteen rooms of the house were occupied at the time.

Maurice Day died suddenly, in the Vestry of Broomfield Church (before Morning Service at which he was to have preached) while conversing with some of the parishioners, on Sunday, May 27th, 1923. He was buried at Dean’s Grange Cemetery, May 31st. The Provost delivered a funeral address in St. Matthias’s and spoke of him as “a truly patriotic Irishman, warm- hearted as became his good Southern blood, always forward to promote the best interests of his country and his Church …. Benignus, humanus, stabilis, certus, securus.

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