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Croghan, George (d. 1782), colonial official and land speculator in America, was born in Dublin, though further details of his parents and upbringing are uncertain. Before moving to America in 1741 he is known to have married. His daughter Susannah was born in 1750. In later life he lived with the daughter of a Mohawk chief, with whom he had a second daughter, ...

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Kinahan, Sir Robert George Caldwell [Robin] (1916–1997), businessman and politician, was born on 24 September 1916 in Belfast, the younger son and second child in the family of two sons and three daughters of Henry Kinahan, wine merchant, of Low Wood, Belfast, and his wife ...

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Macleane, Lauchlin [formerly Laughlin McLean] (1728/9–1778), political agent and speculator, was born some time between 30 May 1728 and 29 May 1729, at either Ballymoney or Rasharkin, both in co. Antrim, Ireland. He was the eldest of four children of the Revd John McLean (1699–1765)...

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Moore, Robert Ross Rowan (1811–1864), political economist, born in Dublin on 23 December 1811, was the eldest son of William Moore, from whom he inherited a taste for literature. His father was the head of a branch of the family of Rowallan which had settled on a small estate in ...

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Thompson, William (1775–1833), socialist and economist, was born into an ascendancy family at Cork. His grandfather was a protestant clergyman and his father, John Thompson, a wealthy Cork merchant who became speaker and mayor of the municipality and later high sheriff of the county. ...

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Robert Torrens (1780?–1864) by unknown photographer, c. 1860 [The Torrens [left to right]: and his son Sir Robert Torrens (1812-1884)] photograph courtesy of the State Library of South Australia; SLSA B7557

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Torrens, Robert (1780?–1864), political economist, was the first of three children of Robert Torrens (fl. 1758–1790) and his wife, Elizabeth (fl. 1762–1790), third daughter of the Revd Skeffington Bristow and his wife, Elizabeth Gore Grattan. He was born either at his paternal grandfather's house, ...