Robert Wyse Jackson

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Robert Wyse Jackson
MA;LL.D.; D. Litt.;DD; MRIA
Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe
In office
Personal details
Born 12 July 1908
Died 21 October 1976
Nationality Irish
Spouse(s) (1) Margaretta Nolan née Macdonald
Lois Margery née Phair
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin
Religion Church of Ireland

Robert Wyse Jackson (12 July 1908 - 21 October 1976) was an eminent Irish Bishop [1] and author [2] during the mid 20th century.[3]

Educated at Trinity College, Dublin,[4] he qualified as a barrister[5] but was then ordained in 1934. He began his career as Curate of St James' Church, Broughton, Salford[6] after which he was Curate-in-charge of Corbally and then Rector of St Michael’s, Limerick from 1940 to 1943. He was Dean of the Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist and St Patrick’s Rock, Cashel[7] from 1946 to 1960 and then Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe[8] from 1961[9] until his retirement in 1970.

He married twice. His son Peter is a former Director of the Irish National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin and currently heads up Missouri Botanical Garden.[10]


  1. Fryde, E. B; Greenway, D. E; Porter, S; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  2. Amongst others he wrote “Pleadings in Tort”, 1933; “Swift and his Circle”, 1945; “Church of Ireland History, 1600–1932”, 1953; and “The Story of Limerick”, 1973 > British Library website accessed 13:09 GMT 19 December 2010
  3. "A New History of Ireland" Moody, T.M; Martin, F.X; Byrne, F.J; Cosgrove, F:Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  4. “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. Bar Examinations Michaelmas Results The Times Friday, Oct 30, 1931; pg. 4; Issue 45967; col F
  6. Crockfords 1940-41 Oxford, OUP 1940
  7. Ricorso
  8. Bishop Of Limerick Elected The Times Thursday, Nov 03, 1960; pg. 6; Issue 54919; col E
  9. Ecclesiastical News Bishop Of Limerick The Times Tuesday, Jan 10, 1961; pg. 12; Issue 54975; col D
  10. St Louis Beacon
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Evelyn Charles Hodges
Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe
Succeeded by
Donald Arthur Richard Caird