Barret, Patrick (DNB00)

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BARRET, PATRICK (d. 1415), ecclesiastic and judge, one of the canons of the Augustinian abbey of Kells in Ossory, was consecrated bishop of Ferns in Wexford by the pope at Rome in December 1400 and restored to the temporalities on 11 April in the following year. He was created chancellor of Ireland in 1410, and held the office two years, being superseded in 1412 by Archbishop Cranley. He died on 10 Nov. 1415, and was buried in the abbey of Kells. During the later years of his life he compiled a catalogue of his predecessors in the see of Ferns. He appropriated the church of Ardcolm to the abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul at Selsker in Wexford.

[Ware's Bishops of Ireland, 444; Holinshed's Chron. of Ireland, 264; Ware's Writers of Ireland, 88; Cotton's Fasti Eccles. Hibern. ii. 333; Tanner's Bibl. Brit. Hib.; Archdall's Monast. Hibern. 363.]

J. M. R.