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MacMoyer (Moyer, Weyer), John (‘Fr Francis’ ‘Maor na Canoine’) (c.1650–1709?)

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O Ciardha, Eamonn (2009) MacMoyer (Moyer, Weyer), John (‘Fr Francis’ ‘Maor na Canoine’) (c.1650–1709?). In: Dictionary of Irish Biography. Cambridge University Press, pp. 107-109. ISBN 9780521633314 [Book section]

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Abstract

MacMoyer (Moyer, Weyer), John (‘Fr Francis’ ‘Maor na Canoine’) (c.1650–1709?), dissolute Franciscan friar and perjured witness against Archbishop Oliver Plunkett (qv), was a native of Co. Armagh, where the MacMoyer family had for generations held the eight townlands of church land in Ballymoyer under the primate by virtue of their custodianship of the Book of Armagh, one of the greatest relics of the Patrician church.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of English and History
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute > History
ID Code:15018
Deposited By:Dr Eamonn O Ciardha
Deposited On:18 Nov 2010 20:11
Last Modified:18 Nov 2010 20:11

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