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Ferris CM, Edward, 1738-1809, Vincentian Priest

  • Person
  • 1738-1809

Father Edward Ferris was a Kerryman who went to France at the age of 16 to join the Irish Brigade.
In 1758, at age 20, he entered the Vincentian novitiate in Saint Lazare in Paris. The Irish Province had not been established yet.
In 1771, he was Superior of the Seminary of Toul and Vicar General of the Diocese.
In 1774, he was appointed Superior of the ecclesiastical college of Amiens and became Vicar General of that Diocese.
After Maynooth College was established in 1795, Father Ferris was invited there and became Dean on 11 January of that year.

Father Ferris died in 26 November 1809.
His remains were transferred to Castleknock College Cemetery on 19 October 1875:

McNamara CM, Thomas, 1809-1892, Provincial of Irish Vincentian Province

  • Person
  • 1809-1892

Thomas McNamara was Provincial of the Irish Vincentian Province 1864-1867. He was President of Castleknock College for the same three years.
Here is an article which was published by Gary Culliton in the Irish Medical Times about Father McNamara's being 'solely or partly responsible for the founding of a large number of Dublin medical institutions':

Buried in Castleknock:

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