re: Archibald Adair, Bishop of Killala, was deprived of this See c.1638, and c.1639 was appointed after the execution of Bishop John Atherton, as Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Ireland.He was forced to flee Ireland in the 1641 rebellion.
He dc.1647 in Bristol, and I think that after his death,
or thereabouts, Maxwell, Bishop of Ross in Scotland may have then been appointed Bishop of Waterford.
"The Ecclesiastical History of Ireland", p.25
"About this time Archibald Adair, Bishop of Killala, was deprived of his See (c.1638);
and Maxwell, Bishop of Ross, in Scotland, who had fled into England, was appointed to the vacancy thus created (?).
(c.1838) Adair had hesitated to admit Corbet, a Scotch Episcopalian, and the author of several scurrilous attacks on the Covenanters, to a rich living in his diocese.
(Archibald Adair and many other clergy in Ireland
had written to the King that their flock could not
pay their taxes as they already had been squeezed dry.)
(c.1840)Adderton, or Atherton, Bishop of Waterford, one of the most violent enemies of Adair, was hanged on the Gallows Green, Dublin, on the 5th of December, 1640.
Adair was now made Bishop of Waterford.
He (Archibald Adair) was uncle to Sir Robert Adair of Ballymena.
See Reid, i. 264, 93: Clogy, pp. 133,134; Cotton'i
Fasti, i. 128."
Thank you Jim Houston.
"Athenae oxonienses, an exact history of all the writers and bishops who have had their education in the University of Oxford : to which are added the Fasti, or annals of the said University / by Anthony A. Wood"
London : printed for F.C. and J. Rivington..., 1813-1820.
Vol. II, New edition (ii p.891 = 739) add. by Philip Bliss. 1815.
Dr. Archibald Adair, a Scot, is mentioned as succeeding John Atherton. (This is the only mention).
Relates story of Richard Boyle, Earl of Cork,
whose son-in-law was Lord Chancellor Loftus.
Had 42,000 acres in Cork which he purchased from Sir Walter Raleigh.
The Lord Deputy was Sir Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, who wrung from the Earl (under orders from the King) about 2,000 pounds a year which he got into his possession and turned into appropriations because they could not get incumbents for the livings (Ministers for the parishes).
Because Boyle, Earl of Cork, possessed manors of Lismore and Ardmore which rightfully belonged to the see of Waterford and Lismore,
and of 700 pounds per year belonging to the College of Youghall,
Strafford mediated a prosecution for the recovery (from the Earl of Cork) of these to the church.
He (Wentworth, Earl of Strafford) had no private interest in the affair.
On 27 June 1637 the Earl of Cork gave back Ardmore to the Church, but Bishop Atherton sued for the rest (for the Church), and became a sacrifice to (to possible false evidence of wrongdoing) that litigation by Earl of Cork.
Bishop Atherton was executed Dec. 1640, in a season, when by the wicked policy of the times, everything was encouraged that would throw a scandal upon that order of men and render episcopacy idious."