Samuel Shone

The Rt Rev Samuel Shone, DD ( 1820 – 1901) was Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh from 1884[1] to 1897.
Educated at Trinity College, Dublin,[2] he was ordained in 1843 and his first post was a curacy on Rathlin Island.[3] After this he was Curate of St. John´s, Sligo and later of Calry, Sligo, before becoming Vicar of Cavan in 1866.[4] He was appointed Archdeacon of Kilmore in 1878,[5] before elevation to the Episcopate in 1884 as the 7th Bishop of the United Diocese. In consequence of failing health he resigned the Bishopric in 1897, and retired from the active duties of the ministry.[4]

Shone died in October 1901.[4]


  1. The New Bishop Of Kilmore.-The Ven S. Shone The Times Saturday, March 29, 1884; pg. 5; Issue 31094; col A
  2. “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. Church web site
  4. 1 2 3 "Obituary - Samuel Shone". The Times (36581). London. 9 October 1901. p. 7.
  5. "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
John Richard Darley
Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
1884 1897
Succeeded by
Alfred George Elliott
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