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Dillon, John Talbot (1734–1806), traveller and historian, was the elder son of Francis Dillon (d. 1767), whose father was William Dillon of Proudstown, Ireland, and Mary, daughter of Sir Mervyn Wingfield, sixth and last baronet, of Letheringham in Suffolk (the Wingfield baronetcy, granted by ...

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Palliser, John (1817–1887), geographer and explorer, was born on 29 January 1817, the eldest of five sons born to Wray Palliser (d. 1862) of Comragh, co. Waterford, sometime lieutenant-colonel of the Waterford militia, and Anne, daughter of John Gledstanes of Annesfift, co. Tipperary...