Rt Rev Alexander Arbuthnot
Born 7 May 1768
Rockfleet, County Mayo
Died 09 January 1828 (age 59)
Killaloe, County Clare
Occupation Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora
Term 1823-1828
Predecessor Richard Mant
Successor Hon. Richard Ponsonby
Religion Church of Ireland
Spouse (1) Susanna Bingham
(2) Margaret Phoebe Bingham
Children (1) Major-General (hon.) George Bingham Arbuthnot, (2) Sir Alexander John Arbuthnot, KCSI and (3) General Sir Charles George Arbuthnot
Relatives Son of John Arbuthnot of Rockfleet; Brother of Charles Arbuthnot and General Sir Thomas Arbuthnot and General Sir Robert Arbuthnot

Alexander Arbuthnot was born 7 May 1768 in Rockfleet, County Mayo, Ireland to John Arbuthnot (c1728-1797) and Anne Stone (c1733-1782) and died 9 January 1828 Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland of unspecified causes. He married Susanna Bingham 31 March 1798 . He married Margaret Phoebe Bingham 5 May 1819 St Peter's in Dublin, Ireland.

Alexander Arbuthnot[1] (1768–1828) was Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora in the then-established Church of Ireland.

He was born in Rockfleet, County Mayo, Ireland, on 7 May 1768, the son of John Arbuthnot of Rockfleet. Among his siblings were the Right Honourable Charles Arbuthnot and General Sir Thomas Arbuthnot. Alexander married twice: first, on 31 March 1798, Susanna Bingham, daughter of Mr Bingham of Antigua, West Indies; and secondly (in a service performed by the Archbishop of Tuam at St Peter's, Dublin), on 5 May 1819, Margaret Phoebe Bingham, daughter of General George Bingham (Alexander's first wife's uncle). Among his children were Major-General (hon.) George Bingham Arbuthnot (who had issue including Major-General George Alexander Arbuthnot), Sir Alexander John Arbuthnot and General Sir Charles George Arbuthnot.

Arbuthnot was ordained a priest at Limerick on 2 November 1794, made vicar of Annaghdown and Killascobe in 1801 and rector of Crossboyne and Kilcoleman in 1808. He served as Archdeacon of Aghadoe 1809-16 and Dean of Cloyne 1816-1823. He was Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora 1823-1828.

He died Killaloe in County Clare on 9 January 1828 and is buried in the church-yard of his cathedral there.


Offspring of Alexander Arbuthnot and Susanna Bingham
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Arbuthnot (1799-?)
George Bingham Arbuthnot (1803-1867)
Frances Arbuthnot (?-1857)
Anne Arbuthnot (?-1848)

Offspring of Alexander Arbuthnot and Margaret Phoebe Bingham
Name Birth Death Joined with
Susan Harriette Arbuthnot (1821-1823)
Alexander John Arbuthnot (1822-1907) 11 October 1822 Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland June 1907 Frederica Eliza Fearon (1822-1898)
Constance Angelena Milman (?-1936)
Charles George Arbuthnot (1824-1899) 19 May 1824 Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland 14 April 1899 Caroline Charlotte Clarke (c1845-1909)
Margaret Sarah Arbuthnot (1824-1841)


  1. ^ His middle name may have been John
  • Arbuthnot, Mrs P S-M (1920). Memories of the Arbuthnots. George Allen & Unwin. 
  • Sir James Balfour Paul, ed (1908). The Scots Peerage. founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's 'Peerage of Scotland'. 

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Richard Mant
Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora
Succeeded by
Hon Richard Ponsonby


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