Blacker, George (DNB00)

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Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 05
Blacker, George

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BLACKER, GEORGE (1791–1871), antiquary, elder son of James Blacker, a Dublin magistrate, was born in 1791, was elected a scholar of Trinity College, Dublin, in 1809, and proceeded B.A. in 1811 and M.A. in 1858. He was for several years curate of St. Andrew’s, Dublin, chaplain of the city corporation, and rector of Taghadoe. In 1840 he became vicar of Maynooth and a prebendary in St. Patrick's Cathedral. He died at Maynooth on 23 May 1871, and was buried in the Leinster mausoleum, by the parish church. Blacker Wrote (for private circulation): 1. ‘Castle of Maynooth,' 1853; 2nd edition 1860. 2. ‘Castle of Kilkea,' 1860. 3. ‘A Record of Maynooth Church,’ 1867.

[Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette (June 1871), xiii. 731; Cotton’s Fasti Eccles. Hibern. ii, 163; information from Rev. B. H. Blacker]