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H. R. Tedder

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Delepierre, Joseph Octave (1802–1879), author and antiquary, was born at Bruges on 12 March 1802, the son of Joseph Delepierre, for many years receiver-general of West Flanders. His mother was a Penaranda, descended from a Spanish family long established in the Netherlands. By the age of twelve he had been taught neither to read nor to write, but when at last he was sent to school he made rapid progress and soon qualified for the ...

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W. A. J. Archbold

revised by G. Martin Murphy

Haverty, Martin (1809–1887), journalist and antiquary, born in co. Mayo on 1 December 1809, was educated at the Irish College at Paris, and went to Dublin in 1836. In the following year he joined the staff of the Freeman's Journal, with which he was closely connected until 1850. In 1851 he made an extended tour through ...

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MacCurtin, Hugh [Aodh Buí Mac Cruitín] (1680?–1755), poet and antiquary, was born near Liscannor in the parish of Kilmacrehy, co. Clare. Nothing is known of his immediate family except that his father was named Conchobhar Óg Mac Cruitín. The MacCurtins were one of the hereditary learned families of medieval Irish society and acted as antiquaries to the ...

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Ó Maoilchonaire [O' Maelchonaire], Fearfeasa (fl. 1630–1646), antiquary and poet, was born some time in the late sixteenth century in Cluain Plocáin (Cluain Bolcáin) or Ballymulconry, in the parish of Kiltrustan, co. Roscommon, the chief place of the Uí Mhaoilchonaire family. He was the son of ...