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Thomas Hamilton

revised by Finlay Holmes

Killen, William Dool (1806–1902), ecclesiastical historian, born at Church Street, Ballymena, co. Antrim, on 5 April 1806, was the third of four sons and nine children of John Killen (1768–1828), grocer and seedsman in Ballymena, and his wife, Martha, daughter of Jesse Dool...

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G. W. Sprott

revised by I. R. McBride

Reid, James Seaton (1798–1851), ecclesiastical historian, was born in Lurgan, co. Armagh, on 19 December 1798. He was the eleventh son and the last but one of seventeen children of Forest Reid (1751–1801), master of a grammar school there, and Mary Weir, his wife. Left fatherless at an early age, ...