William Perceval

William Perceval was an Irish priest in the first decades of the 18th century.[1]

The nephew of Sir John Perceval, 1st Baronet, he was educated at Trinity College, Dublin.[2] He was Archdeacon of Cashel from 1703 until 1725;[3] and Dean of Emly from 1714 until 1735.[4] He also became a Prebendary of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin in 1720.[5]


  1. “A New History of Ireland” Moody,T.W; Martin,F.X; Byrne,F.J;Cosgrove,A: Oxford, OUP, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  2. "Alumni Dublinenses : a register of the students, graduates, professors and provosts of Trinity College in the University of Dublin (1593-1860)" Burtchaell, George Dames/Sadleir, Thomas Ulick (Eds) p662: Dublin, Alex Thom and Co, 1935
  3. Cotton (Ibid) Vol I p79
  4. Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 400–401. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  5. Cotton (Ibid) Vol II p79
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Edward Hinton
Archdeacon of Cashel
Succeeded by
Francis Higgins
Preceded by
John Wetherby
Dean of Emly
Succeeded by
John Auchmuty
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