William Reeves (1815-1892) was born in Charleville in county Cork. He was an antiquary and bishop. He was educated in private schools in Dublin and later at Trinity College Dublin. He graduated in Arts and Medicine. In 1860 he took Holy Orders in the Church of Ireland and served as a curate in various parishes in Ulster. He was the Librarian at Armagh 1861-86 and was made Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromre in June 1886. His works are still valuable source books for church history. He was president of the Royal Irish Academy in 1891. He died in Dublin in 1892.
Bishop and Antiquarian