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See Baldwin, Robert

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D. J. O'Donoghue

revised by Sinéad Agnew

Bewley, Sir Edmund Thomas (1837–1908), lawyer and genealogist, was born in Dublin on 11 January 1837, the son of Edward Bewley (1806–1876), licentiate of the Irish colleges both of surgeons and of physicians, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas Mulock (1791–1857) of ...

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J. T. Gilbert

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Bolton, Sir Richard (d. 1648), lawyer and politician, was the son of John Bolton of Fenton, Staffordshire. Having attended the Inner Temple in London, he practised for a time as a barrister in England. It is possible that he married his first wife, ...

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Arthur Browne (1756?–1805) by Hugh Douglas Hamilton, c. 1795–1800 by kind permission of the Board of Trinity College Dublin

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Browne, Arthur (1756?–1805), lawyer and politician, was born in Newport, Rhode Island, son of the Revd Marmaduke Browne (1731–1771) and his wife, Anne Franklin (d. 1767). Marmaduke Browne had been educated at Trinity College, Dublin; commissioned by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG)...

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Peter Burrowes (1753–1841) by unknown engraver, pubd 1849 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Burrowes, Peter (1753–1841), barrister and politician, was born at Portarlington, Queen's county, in 1753. There are no clear details as to his parentage and close family relatives, but in a letter of 9 May 1822 Lawrence Parsons, second earl of Rosse, informed John Freeman-Mitford, ...

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Butler, Simon (1757–1797), barrister and Irish nationalist, was born in July 1757, the third son of Edmund Butler, tenth Viscount Mountgarret (d. 1779), landowner and barrister, and his wife, Charlotte (d. 1778), daughter of Sir Simon Bradstreet and his wife, Ellen...

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Butler, Sir Theobald [Toby] (1642/3–1721), lawyer, was the son of a family from Bolytonrath in co. Tipperary which had fought on the confederate side during the wars of the 1640s and 1650s, but the names of his parents are unknown. His grandfather was executed by the Cromwellians. ...

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Isaac Butt (1813–1879) by John Butler Yeats, 1870s by courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

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Butt, Isaac (1813–1879), politician and lawyer, was the only son of the Revd Robert Butt (d. 1829), rector of Stranorlar, co. Donegal, and his wife, Berkeley, a daughter of the Revd R. Cox of Dovish, co. Donegal, through whom he also claimed descent from ...

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Campbell, James Henry Mussen, first Baron Glenavy (1851–1931), lawyer and politician, was born at Terenure, Dublin, on 4 April 1851, the youngest son of William Mussen Campbell, a Dublin policeman, and his wife, Delia, daughter of Henry Francis Graham Poole, of Newtown Abbey, co. Kildare...

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Edward Henry Carson, Baron Carson (1854–1935) by George Charles Beresford, 1903 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Carson, Edward Henry, Baron Carson (1854–1935), politician and lawyer, was born in Harcourt Street, Dublin, on 9 February 1854, the second son of Edward Henry Carson, architect and civil engineer, and Isabella Lambert of Castle Ellen, Athenry, co. Galway. His family was typical of the Irish protestant, or ‘Anglo-Irish’ people, with its mixture of professional and landed backgrounds....

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John Philpot Curran (1750–1817) by Hugh Douglas Hamilton, c. 1798–9 National Gallery of Ireland

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Curran, John Philpot (1750–1817), politician and lawyer, was born on 24 July 1750 at Newmarket, co. Cork, the first of five children of James Curran and Sarah Philpot (c.1727–1807). Though it was claimed by an early biographer that he rose to eminence '...

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Cusack, Sir Thomas (1505?–1571), lawyer and administrator, was the eldest son of John Cusack, landowner, and his wife, Alison Wellesley. He was born into a long-established and wealthy pale family in Cushingstown, co. Meath. After entering the Inner Temple in 1522, he was by 1530 a senior member of the inn....

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Davison, Richard (1796–1869), lawyer and politician, was born at Knockboy, Broughshane, co. Antrim, the son of Alexander Davison of Knockboy and his wife, Mary, daughter of James McKillop of Glenarm. Trained in the law, he became a solicitor in 1818 and a founder member and senior partner of the firm of ...

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Dobbs, Francis (1750–1811), politician and barrister, was born on 27 April 1750, the third son of Richard Dobbs, Church of Ireland clergyman, of Lisburn, co. Antrim, and Mary (d. 1775), daughter of William Young and widow of Cornet McManus; he was the nephew of ...

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Dobbs, William Cary (1806–1869), barrister and politician, was born in Belfast, the eldest of five children and only son of the Revd Robert Conway Dobbs and his wife, Wilhelmena Josepha, daughter of the Revd William Bristow, rector of Belfast. A scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge...