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Thomas Greer

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Greer, Samuel Macurdy (1809–1880), politician, eldest son of the Revd Thomas Greer, Presbyterian minister of Dunboe, co. Londonderry, and his wife, Elizabeth Caldwell, was born at Spring Vale in that county. Educated at Coleraine and Glasgow University, where he took an MA degree in 1828, he was called to the ...


Richard Smyth (1826–1878) by unknown engraver, pubd 1874 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Smyth, Richard (1826–1878), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and politician, the son of Hugh Smyth, a farmer, of Carncullogh, near Dervock, co. Antrim, and his wife, Sarah Anne Wray, was born at Carncullogh on 4 October 1826. As a child he suffered from rheumatic fever. He was educated locally and at the ...