Carew Reynell was born in London in 1698. He was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford where he was both a scholar and a fellow. He graduated B.A. 1715; M.A. 1719; B.D. and D.D. 1730. He became Chaplain to William Bradshaw, Bishop of Bristol, and was also appointed Chancellor of the Diocese. Reynell came to Ireland as Chaplain to the Lord Lieutenant, the Duke of Devonshire in 1737.
|William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire 1720-1764|
In 1739 he was promoted by the Lord Lieutenant to the See of Down and Connor and in May 1743 was translated to Derry. He died in January 1745.