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Thomas Philip Le Fanu (1784–1845) was an Irish Dean in the first half of the 19th century.[1] He was the son of Joseph Le Fanu and Alicia Sheridan, and the father of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.[2] He married Emma Lucretia Dobbin.[3]

He was Dean of Emly[4] from 1826 to 1845.[5] Prior to this position, he was chaplain at the Royal Hibernian Military School in Phoenix Park, Dublin.[6]


  1. ^ Second Report Of His Majesty's Commissioners Of Inquiry Into Ecclesiastical Revenues And Patron Age In Ireland.JOHN G. ARMAGH. DOWNSHIRE. CHARLES KILDARE. THOMAS LEIGHLIN and FERNS. JOHN RADCLIFF. BAR. LLOYD. FRANC. SADLEIR. EDWARD STOPFORD, Archdeacon of Armagh. THOMAS JOHN BURGH, Dean of Cloyne. THOS. PHILIPLEFANU, Dean of Emly. R. B. BERNARD, Dean of Leighlin. Entered on the Minutes, April 15. 1834. JOHN C. ERCK, Secretary. The Times (London, England), Monday, Mar 02, 1835; pg. 3; Issue 15727
  2. ^ Lee, Sidney, ed. (1892). "Le Fanu, Philip" . Dictionary of National Biography. 32. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  3. ^ MacCormack, W. J. "Le Fanu, Sheridan". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/16337.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  4. ^ "Fasti ecclesiæ hibernicæ: the succession of the prelates in Ireland" Cotton,H Dublin, Hodges & Smith, 1860
  5. ^ “A New History of Ireland” Moody,T.W; Martin,F.X; Byrne,F.J;Cosgrove,A: Oxford, OUP, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  6. ^ William Richard Le Fanu (1893) Seventy Years of Irish Life, Edward Arnold, London
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Henry Vesey-Fitzgerald
Dean of Emly
Succeeded by
Brabazon William Disney