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McCracken, Henry Joy (1767–1798), businessman and Irish nationalist, was born at 39 High Street, Belfast, on 31 August 1767, the fifth child of Captain John McCracken (1721–1803), shipowner and textile manufacturer, and his wife, Ann Joy (1730–1814). Both the Joy and McCracken families were Presbyterian, industrious, and prominent; his mother was a great-granddaughter of ...

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Simms, Robert (bap. 1761, d. 1843), businessman and Irish nationalist, was baptized in Belfast on 20 March 1761, the fifth child in the family of five sons and two daughters of Robert Simms, merchant and tanner, and his wife, Elizabeth Stevenson of Belfast...

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Simms, William (bap. 1763, d. 1843), businessman and Irish nationalist, was baptized in Belfast on 6 June 1763, the sixth child in the family of five sons and two daughters of Robert Simms, merchant and tanner, and his wife Elizabeth Stevenson of Belfast...