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Hope, Jameslocked

(1764–1847)
  • Robert Dunlop
  • , revised by Nancy J. Curtin

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Hope, James (1764–1847), United Irishman, son of a fugitive highland covenanter who had settled in the north of Ireland as a linen weaver, was born in the parish of Templepatrick, co. Antrim, on 25 August 1764. With only fifteen weeks of formal schooling, he was apprenticed to linen weaving at the age of ten. In due time he became a journeyman weaver. The commercial distress prevalent in the north of ...

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