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Allen, John (d. 1855), Irish nationalist and army officer, was a native of Dublin, where he was also for some time a partner in a drapery business. His participation in the United Irish movement brought him the unwanted attention of the authorities and he left ...

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Fairman, William Blennerhasset (fl. 1798–1837), army officer and Orangeman, was probably born in south-east England in the mid-1770s, and had family ties with the Netherlands. In July 1798 he unsuccessfully sought a commission in the Cambridgeshire militia, but he was recruited elsewhere and after the resumption of war with ...

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Lord Edward Fitzgerald (1763–1798) by Hugh Douglas Hamilton, c. 1796–8 National Gallery of Ireland

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Fitzgerald, Lord Edward (1763–1798), Irish nationalist and army officer, was born on 15 October 1763 in London, the twelfth of nineteen children of James Fitzgerald, first duke of Leinster (1722–1773), and his wife, Emily Mary (1731–1814) [see Fitzgerald, Emilia Mary, duchess of Leinster...

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Keugh, Mathew (c. 1744–1798), army officer and Irish nationalist, was born in co. Wexford. A loyalist acquaintance, Charles Jackson, claimed that Keugh was a drummer in the 33rd regiment during the American war. More certain is that Keugh rose from the ranks and was gazetted as an ensign in the ...

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Sir George Lloyd Reily Richardson (1847–1931) by Gregory & Co, 1896 The Print Collector / Heritage Images

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Richardson, Sir George Lloyd Reily (1847–1931), army officer and commander of the Ulster Volunteer Force, was born in Bengal, India, on 20 September 1847, the eldest son of Major-General Joseph Fletcher Richardson (1822–1900) and his wife, Mary Hannah (1828/9–1908), daughter of James Reily...