Edward Synge (1691–1762) was the Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Elphin from 1740 until his death in 1762. He was descended from a long line of Archbishops of the Church of Ireland.
He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, obtaining a Doctorate of Divinity in 1728. He was briefly Provost of Tuam and Chancellor of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, before he was consecrated the Bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh in 1730. He was subsequently translated to Cloyne in 1732, then to Ferns and Leighlin in 1734, and finally to Elphin on 15 May 1740.
Synge is particularly well known for his 221 letters to his daughter Alicia (1733-1807) and the 1749 Census of Elphin.
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