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1685 in Ireland

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1685 in Ireland
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Events from the year 1685 in Ireland.



  • 6 February - James II becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland upon the death of Charles II.
  • 1 October - Henry Hyde, 2nd Earl of Clarendon, appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
  • The 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards is raised as a cavalry regiment of the British Army, the Earl of Arran's Regiment of Cuirassiers, by the regimenting of various independent troops, and ranked as the 6th Regiment of Horse.
  • Publications

  • August? - The News-letter first published in Dublin.
  • Rev. William Bedell's Old Testament translation into Irish, transcribed by Uilliam Ó Duinnín and revised by Rev. Narcissus Marsh with the aid of Jesuit scholars Andrew Sall and Paul Higgins and scientist Robert Boyle, is published posthumously in London in a new typeface designed by Sall and made by Joseph Moxon.
  • Ruaidhrí Ó Flaithbheartaigh semi-mythical history of Ireland, Ogygia: seu Rerum Hibernicarum Chronologia & etc., is published.
  • Sir William Petty's Hiberniae Delineatio, the first printed atlas of Ireland (based on his Down Survey of 1655–6) is published.
  • Births

  • 11 March - William Flower, 1st Baron Castle Durrow, politician (d.1746).
  • 12 March - Bishop George Berkeley, philosopher and writer (d.1753).
  • Samuel Haliday, Presbyterian minister (d.1739).
  • Henry Ponsonby, soldier and politician (d.1745).
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  • Henry Colley, politician (d.1723/4).
  • Alexander Cosby, soldier in Nova Scotia (d.1742).
  • Nicholas Taaffe, 6th Viscount Taaffe, Graf von Taaffe, soldier (d.1769).
  • Deaths

  • 17 March - Sir Richard Bulkeley, 1st Baronet, politician (b.1634).
  • 18 March - Francis Harold, Franciscan scholar.
  • William Alington, 3rd Baron Alington, peer (b. before 1641).
  • John Eyre, Cromwellian settler and Mayor of Galway.
  • References

    1685 in Ireland Wikipedia

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