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A. C. Bickley

revised by Karl S. Bottigheimer

Clogie, Alexander (1614–1698), Church of England clergyman and biographer, was born in Scotland and may have attended Trinity College, Dublin. He was admitted to holy orders by Bishop William Bedell of Kilmore in 1636 and collated to the vicarage of Dyne, co. Cavan...


Hardy, Francis (1751–1812), politician and biographer, the son of Harry Hardy, was born in Dublin. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, on 8 July 1766 and graduated BA in 1771. He attended the Middle Temple and was called to the Irish bar in 1777. '...


Heuston, Robert Francis Vere (1923–1995), jurist and biographer, was born on 17 November 1923 in Dublin, the elder son of Vere Douglas Heuston, managing clerk at Guinness's brewery in that city, and his wife, Dorothy Helen, née Coulter. He was baptized into the ...


Thompson Cooper

revised by Philip Carter

McCormick, Charles (c. 1755–1807), historian and biographer, was born in Ireland, the son of Charles McCormick of Rathkeal, near Limerick. He was educated at the Middle Temple, London, and on 18 July 1783 matriculated at St Mary Hall, Oxford, graduating BCL on 18 June 1794. Thereafter he abandoned law for literature. His principal published works are ...


Alexander Gordon

revised by John A. Vickers

Moore, Henry (1751–1844), Methodist minister and biographer, only surviving son of Richard Moore (1716/17–1763), farmer and grazier, was born near Dublin on 21 December 1751. He was educated at Oxmantown Green under a clergyman named Williamson and proved himself to be a good classical scholar. He was prevented from going to university by his father's death and instead was apprenticed to a wood-engraver. He practised this skill during visits to ...


Wills, James (1790–1868), poet, Church of Ireland clergyman, and biographer, was born on 1 January 1790, the younger son of Thomas Wills of Willsgrove, co. Roscommon, a country gentleman heir to an Irish family originally from Cornwall, and his second wife, a daughter of ...