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Barry, Thomas Bernardine (1897–1980), Irish revolutionary and folk hero, was born on 1 July 1897 in Killorglin, co. Kerry, the eldest son and second of eleven children of Thomas Barry, a policeman, and his wife, Margaret Donovan, both of co. Cork. After Tom...

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MacGregor [later Campbell], Robert [known as Rob Roy] (bap. 1671, d. 1734), outlaw and folk hero, was the third son of Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Glas MacGregor (d. 1702) and his wife, Margaret (d. 1691), daughter of Archibald Campbell of Gleneaves...

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McCrea, Jane (1752?–1777), murder victim and folk heroine in America, was born near Bedminster or Lamington, Somerset county, in the colony of New Jersey, the younger of the two daughters among the seven children of James McCrea (d. 1769), a Presbyterian minister, and his wife, ...