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H. M. Stephens

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Corbet, William (1779–1842), revolutionary and soldier, was born at Ballythomas, co. Cork, on 17 August 1779, one of eight children in a protestant family. He was well educated by his father, who was a classical scholar and schoolmaster. He and his brother Thomas...


Luby, Thomas Clarke (1822–1901), revolutionary, was born on 15 January 1822 in Dublin, the only son of James Luby (c.1800–c.1853), a Church of Ireland priest, and Catherine Mary Meynell (c.1796–1870), a Catholic. After attending several boarding-schools he began his studies at ...