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Macdonnell, Alexander (1798–1835), chess player  

Thomas Seccombe

revised by Julian Lock

Macdonnell, Alexander (1798–1835), chess player and propagandist for slave owners, was born in Belfast, the son of Alexander Macdonnell (d. 21 April 1843), a Belfast physician. He was intended for a career in commerce, and carried on an extensive business at Demerara...