Londergan, Thomas

Identity area

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Londergan, Thomas

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1729-1787

History

Thomas Londergan (1729-1787), Catholic priest, was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, in 1729. He was ordained a priest circa 1778 in Cologne, Germany.

Rev. Londergan arrived in Placentia, Newfoundland, from France on his own initiative in 1783. He clashed with Rev. James Louis O'Donel, superior of the Newfoundland Mission, while carrying out active pastoral ministry on the island. He was ordered out of Placentia by Governor John Campbell in 1785. During his brief time in Newfoundland, he served in the following parishes: St. John the Baptist Parish, St. John's; Sacred Heart Parish, Placentia; and St. Patrick's Parish, Fogo.

Rev. Londergan died at Fogo 25 October 1787. It is thought that he was the first priest to die in Newfoundland, and perhaps the first person to be buried in the cemetery at Fogo.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places