Battier [née Fleming], Henrietta (c. 1751–1813), poet and satirist, was the daughter of John Fleming of Staholmock, co. Meath, Ireland. She later wrote that 'strangers possess my paternal acres' (Battier, preface). By the age of eleven she was writing poetry; she thought well enough of a poem written that year (for Good Friday) to publish it in her collected volume. Her husband was the son of a ...
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Pilkington, Matthew (1701–1774), satirist and art historian, was born in Ballyboy, King's county, the son of William Pilkington, a watchmaker. The father moved to Dublin in time for the boy's schooling, acquired rental properties in the eastern suburbs, and eventually (according to Laetitia Pilkington...