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date: 27 February 2021

Wall, Josephlocked

(1737–1802)
  • Jonathan Spain

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Wall, Joseph (1737–1802), army officer and murderer, was born in Dublin, the eldest son of Gereld or Garrett Wall, a well-to-do tenant farmer on the estate of Sir John Denny Vesey, second baronet, near Abbeyleix in Queen's county. Details of his early life are sparse. His family were Roman Catholic but he and his brothers converted to protestantism. Most accounts state that at the age of fifteen he attended ...

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J. B. Paul, ed., , 9 vols. (1904–14)
National Army Museum
Gentleman's Magazine
Edinburgh Review, or, Critical Journal
National Portrait Gallery, London
National Gallery of Ireland