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Fairman, William Blennerhasset (fl. 1798–1837), army officer and Orangeman, was probably born in south-east England in the mid-1770s, and had family ties with the Netherlands. In July 1798 he unsuccessfully sought a commission in the Cambridgeshire militia, but he was recruited elsewhere and after the resumption of war with ...

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Johnston, William (1829–1902), Orangeman, was born in Downpatrick, co. Down, on 22 February 1829, the son of John Brett Johnston (d. 1853) of Ballykilbeg, co. Down, and his wife, Thomasina (d. 1852), daughter of Thomas Scott, a local surgeon: he was the eldest of a family of seven. He was educated at the ...

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Sir George Lloyd Reily Richardson (1847–1931) by Gregory & Co, 1896 The Print Collector / Heritage Images

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Richardson, Sir George Lloyd Reily (1847–1931), army officer and commander of the Ulster Volunteer Force, was born in Bengal, India, on 20 September 1847, the eldest son of Major-General Joseph Fletcher Richardson (1822–1900) and his wife, Mary Hannah (1828/9–1908), daughter of James Reily...