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B. C. Skottowe

revised by Nilanjana Banerji

Boyd, Henry (1748/9–1832), translator and Church of Ireland clergyman, was born in Dromore, co. Antrim, the son of Charles Boyd, a farmer. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (BA 1776), before becoming a priest. In 1785 he published a two-volume translation of ...


Fenton, Sir Geoffrey (c. 1539–1608), translator and administrator in Ireland, was one of seven children (six sons, one daughter) of Henry Fenton from Stretton-le-Steeple in Nottinghamshire and Cicely, daughter of John Beaumont of Coleorton, Leicestershire. Little is known of Fenton's early life, but, as he acknowledges in his first published work, he travelled extensively, possibly to ...


See Hamilton, James, sixth earl of Abercorn


Thomas Seccombe

revised by Raymond Refaussé

Le Fanu, Philip (1735–1795), translator, was born on 13 March 1735 and baptized in St Peter's Church, Dublin, the eldest of nine children of William Le Fanu (1708–1797) and Henriette Roboteau (1709–1789). His family, which appears first in the mid-sixteenth century in Vire...


W. P. Courtney

revised by Jessica Hinings

Mangin, Edward (1772–1852), writer and translator, was born in Dublin on 15 July 1772, the eldest son of Samuel Henry Mangin (d. 1798) of the 5th Royal Irish Dragoons, afterwards lieutenant-colonel of the 14th, and finally of the 12th (Prince of Wales's) light dragoons...


Ormsby, John (1829–1895), writer and translator, was born at Gortner Abbey, co. Mayo, on 25 April 1829, the eldest child and only son of George Ormsby (d. 1836), of the 3rd dragoon guards, who had fought in the Peninsula and became high sheriff of ...