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Palles, Christopherlocked

(1831–1920)
  • Ronan Keane

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Palles, Christopher (1831–1920), judge, was born at 5 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin, on 25 December 1831, the third son of Andrew Christopher Palles, a Dublin solicitor, and his wife, Eleanor Plunkett. Both were members of Roman Catholic families which had adhered to that religion throughout the period of the penal laws. Those laws, which imposed severe disabilities on Catholics, had been significantly relaxed by the time ...

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