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Egan, John (1754/5–1810), judge and duellist, was probably born in Charleville, co. Cork, the second son of the Revd Dr Carbery Egan (d. in or before 1776), professor of theology. He matriculated, as a sizar, at Trinity College, Dublin, on 23 May 1769, at the age of fourteen. He graduated BA in 1773 and LLB in 1776, and subsequently received the degree of LLD ...


John Egan (1754/55–1810) by James Heath, pubd 1811 (after John Comerford) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Fitzgerald, George Robert [called Fighting Fitzgerald] (c. 1746–1786), duellist, was the eldest son of George Fitzgerald (d. 1782) of Turlough, co. Mayo, and Lady Mary Hervey (1725–1815), formerly maid of honour to the Princess Amelia, and sister to three successive earls of Bristol...