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Burgh, William (1741/2–1808), politician and theological writer  

W. P. Courtney

revised by M. J. Mercer

Burgh, William (1741/2–1808), politician and theological writer, was born in Ireland, the eldest son of Thomas Burgh, MP and landowner, of Bert, co. Kildare, and Anne, daughter of Dive Downes, bishop of Cork and Ross. His grandfather was Ulysses Burgh, bishop of Ardagh...

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Graves, Richard (1763–1829), dean of Ardagh and theologian  

B. H. Blacker

revised by David Huddleston

Graves, Richard (1763–1829), dean of Ardagh and theologian, was born at Kilfinnane, co. Limerick, on 1 October 1763. He was the fifth and youngest child of the Revd James Graves, vicar of Kilfinnane and Darragh, co. Limerick, and his wife, Jane, daughter of the ...

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Graves, Richard Hastings (1791–1877), Church of Ireland clergyman and theological writer  

David Huddleston

Graves, Richard Hastings (1791–1877), Church of Ireland clergyman and theological writer, was the eldest son of Richard Graves (1763–1829), dean of Ardagh, and his wife, Elizabeth Mary Drought. Robert James Graves was his brother. He was born in co. Dublin. He entered Trinity College, Dublin...

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Knox, Alexander (1757–1831)  

Maker: Henry Weekes and Henry Adlard

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Alexander Knox (1757–1831) by Henry Weekes and Henry Adlard, pubd 1834 (after Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Knox, Alexander (1757–1831), theological writer  

Peter B. Nockles

Knox, Alexander (1757–1831), theological writer, was born in Londonderry, in the north of Ireland, on 17 March 1757, the son of Alexander Knox (d. 1770), a man of independent property and a leading member of the corporation of Londonderry, who was descended from the Scottish family to which the celebrated reformer ...

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Magee, William (1766–1831)  

Maker: Henry Wyatt

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William Magee (1766–1831) by Henry Wyatt, exh. RA 1828 by kind permission of the Board of Trinity College Dublin

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Magee, William (1766–1831), Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin and theologian  

Desmond Bowen

Magee, William (1766–1831), Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin and theologian, was born on 18 March 1766 near Enniskillen, co. Fermanagh, the third child of John Magee, farmer and linen merchant, and his wife, Jane, née Glasgow, a wealthy Presbyterian. Of Scottish origin, the ...

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Newcome, William (1729–1800), Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh and theologian  

Alexander Gordon

revised by J. Falvey

Newcome, William (1729–1800), Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh and theologian, was born at Abingdon, Berkshire, on 10 April 1729. He was the second son of Joseph Newcome, vicar of St Helen's, Abingdon, and rector of Barton in the Clay, Bedfordshire. He was educated at ...

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Palmer, William Patrick (1803–1885), Church of England clergyman and theologian  

Peter B. Nockles

Palmer, William Patrick (1803–1885), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was born in Dublin on 14 February 1803, only son of William Palmer (d. 1865), officer in the 53rd foot, of St Mary's, Dublin, and originally of Streamstown, co. Meath, and Invermore, co. Mayo...

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Robertson, William (1705–1783), theological writer and schoolmaster  

M. A. Stewart

Robertson, William (1705–1783), theological writer and schoolmaster, was born on 16 October 1705 in Dublin, the son of a Scottish-born linen manufacturer and his wife, Diana Allen, 'of a very reputable family in the Bishoprick of Durham' (Disney, 746). He did not start school until he was twelve because of poor health and weak eyesight. When ...

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Salmon, George (1819–1904), mathematician and theologian  

Julia Tompson

Salmon, George (1819–1904), mathematician and theologian, was born on 25 September 1819, probably in Dublin, the only son of Michael Salmon, linen merchant, and Helen, daughter of the Revd Edward Weekes. His family came from Cork, and he was educated there, at a private school, up to the age of fourteen. He entered ...

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Wright, Charles Henry Hamilton (1836–1909), Hebraist and theologian  

G. S. Woods

revised by Joanna Hawke

Wright, Charles Henry Hamilton (1836–1909), Hebraist and theologian, was born at Dublin on 9 March 1836, the second son of the ten children of Edward Wright, barrister of Floraville, Donnybrook, co. Dublin, and his wife, Charlotte, daughter of Joseph Wright of Beech Hill, Donnybrook...