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Church of England & Ireland Ministers
« on: Saturday 09 January 21 22:12 GMT (UK) »
I am researching a Church of Ireland & England Minister - the Rev James Thomas McLear (1768 – death not known). Information about his career from or other records would be very helpful.

He has some connection with the Church of Ireland parish of Ardstraw, in Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland. His son Thomas was born there, in the Rectory at Moyle Glebe in 1794, though Rev James himself doesn’t appear in the published list of Rectors of that parish. But his wife Mary b 1772 also died there in 1864 and so there must be some long established connection.

Crockfords Clerical Directory appears to only start c 1860.  Are there earlier records of Church of Ireland/England Ministers careers?

The McLear family generally were high achievers with several listed in Wikipedia and one was a distinguished astronomer who has a blue plaque in Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone, but it’s Rev James I am particularly interested in at present. Where was he born, trained, where did he serve and where did he die?
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Re: Church of England & Ireland Ministers
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 January 21 22:25 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Church of England & Ireland Ministers
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 January 21 23:20 GMT (UK) »
Death in or before 1842, as noted as 'late' in the 1842 death notice of a son John who died in 1841:

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.    MACLEAR. On the 31st October last, of yellow fever, at Barbados, MR. JOHN MACLEAR, aged 28 years, assistant surgeon of Her Majesty's Ship Rover, on the West Indian station. The deceased was the youngest son of the late MR. JAMES MACLEAR, of Moyle Cottage, near Newtownstewart   

An Ancestry tree has death for James as 11 Jan 1840 Newtownstewart, albeit  no source citation for same. However, I have just noticed on  https://www.cotyroneireland.com/burial/ardstraw4.html, there is a transcription which has:

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.   January 11 1840   McALEER. On Sunday, the 29th ult., aged 77 years, MR. JAMES McALEER, Moyle Cottage, near Newtownstewart, county Tyrone   
so this is quite possibly James MacLear.
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Re: Church of England & Ireland Ministers
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 January 21 23:25 GMT (UK) »
Death in or before 1842, as noted as 'late' in the 1842 death notice of a son John who died in 1841:

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.    MACLEAR. On the 31st October last, of yellow fever, at Barbados, MR. JOHN MACLEAR, aged 28 years, assistant surgeon of Her Majesty's Ship Rover, on the West Indian station. The deceased was the youngest son of the late MR. JAMES MACLEAR, of Moyle Cottage, near Newtownstewart   

Marvellous. Thank you.
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 09 January 21 23:31 GMT (UK) »
Updated my post as you were posting, so you might want to read it again.

Have managed to check the newspapers,  and originals have M'Aleer (as was usual in newspapers of timescale, small c replaced by ').

No obvious entries for any spelling of his surname in Church of England database  at https://theclergydatabase.org.uk/jsp/search/index.jsp .
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Re: Church of England & Ireland Ministers
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 January 21 00:02 GMT (UK) »
There is a sort of directory of CofE Ministers, Crockford’s ,I think it includes Church of Ireland as well, worth a look.
Possibly library but at the present time- ?
Try Googling it.
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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 10 January 21 00:08 GMT (UK) »
Try the clergy of the church of England database online.
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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 10 January 21 00:12 GMT (UK) »
Try the clergy of the church of England database online.

see link to same in reply #4 above, albeit chap doesn't seem to be there.
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