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Hearn, William Edward (1826–1888), legal and economic writer, was born on 21 April 1826 at Belturbet, co. Cavan, the second son of the Revd William Edward Hearn (d. 1855), vicar of Killargue, co. Leitrim, and his wife, Henrietta Alicia, née Reynolds. He was educated at ...


Levi, Leone (1821–1888), jurist, political economist, and statistician, was born on 6 June 1821 in Ancona, later part of the kingdom of Italy. He came from a middle-class Jewish family. His father, Isaac, and his elder brother were both merchants. Leone received a practical, commercial education and began working for his brother at the age of fifteen. He travelled to ...


Leone Levi (1821–1888) by Elliott & Fry, 1873 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Longfield, Mountifort (1802–1884), jurist and economist, was born at Church Hill, Desertserges, near Bandon, co. Cork, the second son of the Revd Mountifort Longfield, vicar of Desertserges, and his wife, Grace, daughter of William Lysaght of Fort William and Mount North, near Mallow...