Very Rev. Edward Jeffords PP


Parish Of Birth

Colleges Attended
St. Mary’s College, Cork, Ireland

Details Of Ordination
St. Mary’s, Cork

Retired to St. Finbarr’s

Ballymartle PP : 1840 – 1843

Glanmire CC : 1838 – 1840

Desertserges CC – 1838

Kilmurry CC

Local tradition maintains that Fr. Jeffords had to leave Desertserges because the parishioners reported him to his bishop – Bishop Murphy, for doing something they didn?t approve of. They say he left and was heard of no more. That is only half-true. It is a fact that the chapel was barred against him on three consecutive Sundays because he spoke against the violent acts of the Whiteboy movement. The Bishop then arranged for him to exchange with Fr. Thomas Haynes, his curacy in Desertserges for that of Glanmire.

Date Of Death