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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 ...

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

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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...

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Knollys, Charles, styled fourth earl of Banbury (bap. 1662, d. 1740), peerage claimant and duellist, was baptized at Boughton, Northamptonshire, on 3 June 1662, the eldest son of Nicholas Knollys (1631–1674) [see under Knollys, William, first earl of Banbury], who claimed to be ...

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Mohun, Charles, fourth Baron Mohun (1675?–1712), duellist and politician, was born in London, the second child and only son of Charles, third Baron Mohun of Okehampton (d. 1677), and his wife, Lady Philippa, daughter of Arthur Annesley, earl of Anglesey. The story of ...