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Sacred to the Memory
REV. GILES LEE
Rector of Nathlash and Kildorrery Diocese of Cloyne
He for a long series of years discharged,
with singular ability and conscientious assiduity,
THE ARDUOUS AND IMPORTANT DUTIES OF
DIOCESAN CLASSICAL TEACHER
OF THIS CITY
He was universally esteemed and respected for those
Virtues and amiable manners which adorn
THE CHRISTIAN MINISTER
A few of his pupils
Have erected this monument as a small Testimony
of Respect and Affection for their
BELOVED AND LAMENTED PRECEPTOR
He departed this life on the 5th September 1817 aged 63 years.
The following notes are taken from the Clerical and Parochial Records of Cork, Cloyne and Ross by William Maziere Brady:
THE REV. GILES LEE
The Rev. Giles Lee died on 5th Sept, 1817, at St Patrick's Hill, Cork and was buried at St Nicholas, on 7th Sept., 1817; and
on the 24th September, at a meeting of his pupils, a committee was appointed, consisting of the Recorder of Cork, the Rev.
Richard MacDonnell, F.T.C.D., Rev. W. Chatterton, & c., & c., to erect a memorial to this talented and worthy schoolmaster.
The result was an inscribed tablet, which was put up in the old church of St Nicholas, and was since transferred to the new one.
There were very many Scholars and Honourmen of T.C.D. educated by Giles Lee, among otheres, the Rev. William Cotter, elected Fellow in 1799,
and the present Provost, Richard MacDonnell. The latter thus writes with reference to Mr Lee:
"I have, since I left school, seen much of the world and of good scholars, and my experience leads me more and more to feel
admiration and respect for the Rev. Giles Lee."