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Hodgson, William (1763/4?–1851), politician and author, was descended from an 'ancient border family' (GM), and in early life studied medicine in the Netherlands, where he developed an interest in botany. On his return to England he attended with success, through a severe illness, a member of ...


Sir Henry Marsh, first baronet (1790–1860) by John Kirkwood, pubd 1841 (after Sir Frederic William Burton) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Marsh, Sir Henry, first baronet (1790–1860), physician, was born at Loughrea, co. Galway, son of Robert Marsh, rector of Killinane, co. Galway, and Sophia, daughter of William Wolseley, rector of Tullycorbet, co. Monaghan. Marsh's mother was a granddaughter of Sir Thomas Molyneux, physician and patriot. His paternal ancestry consisted of a long line of Anglican divines, the most celebrated being ...


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Walker, John (1769–1833), founder of the Church of God and classical scholar, was born in co. Roscommon, the son of Matthew Walker, a Church of Ireland clergyman. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, on 18 January 1786, was chosen a scholar in 1788, graduated BA in 1790, was elected a fellow in 1791, and proceeded MA in 1796, and BD in 1800....