The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Edgeworth, Henry Essex
Known as the "Abbé" Edgeworth, born in Ireland, son of a Protestant clergyman; educated at the Sorbonne, in Paris; entered the priesthood, and became the confessor of Louis XVI., whom he attended on the scaffold; exclaimed as the guillotine came down, "Son of St. Louis, ascend to heaven!" left France soon after; was subsequently chaplain to Louis XVIII. (1745-1807).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Edgeworth, Henry Essex'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/e/edgeworth-henry-essex.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.