Pullein, Tobias – clergyman

Tobias Pullein (1648-1713) was the Yorkshire-born bishop of Dromore in Ireland. From 1682 to 1694 he was vicar of St Peter’s, Drogheda, from where he was forced to flee to England in January 1689 as the Jacobites advanced towards his parish. [1] He arrived in Preston where he was welcomed by sympathisers such as the diarist Thomas Bellingham, who records Pullein’s arrival in his diary entry for 15 February 1689, accompanied by several other Irish Protestants.

[1] Raymond Refaussé, ‘Pullen, Tobias (1648–1713)’, in The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, ed. David Cannadine, online (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/22880.