- William Reynell
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Kearney, Michael (1734–1814), scholar, was the elder of two sons of Michael Kearney, barber–surgeon of Dublin. After being educated at Ballitore School he entered Trinity College, Dublin, in 1748. Elected to a scholarship in 1750, he graduated BA in 1752 and was elected to a fellowship in 1757. He held the posts of professor of modern history (1769–78), regius professor of law (1776–8), and Archbishop King's lecturer (1774, 1777). In 1778 he resigned the former two on being presented to the college living of ...