|The Archbishop of Tuam|
|Church||Church of Ireland|
|Died||23 July 1741|
|Children||Edward Synge, Nicholas Synge|
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Grace or Archbishop|
Edward Synge, D.D., M.A., B.A. (1659–1741) was an Anglican clergyman who served in the Church of Ireland as Chancellor of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin (1705–1714), Bishop of Raphoe (1714–1716), and Archbishop of Tuam (1716–1741).
Part of a long line of clergy, Synge is also an ancestor of famous playwright John Millington Synge.
In the late 1600s he was made the rector of Holy Trinity Church, Rathclaren. He was nominated the bishop of Raphoe on 7 October and consecrated on 7 November 1714. He was translated to archbishopric of Tuam by letters patent on 8 June 1716. Synge built a new bishop's palace in Tuam in the late 1710s.
A renowned preacher, his works were frequently published and included an exhortation to frequent communion translated into Welsh. Amongst other achievements he established a dynasty of prominent ecclesiastics and literary figures closely integrated into the Protestant squirearchy in the west of Ireland.
He died in office on 23 July 1741, aged 82.
His father, also named Edward, was the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross. He had two sons were Edward and Nicholas, both of whom became bishops in their own right. Edward Synge is a direct ancestor of playwright John Millington Synge.
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