Francis Grose

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Grose, Francis, a distinguished English antiquary, was born in Middlesex in 1731. After publishing several works on the antiquities of England, he came over to Ireland, and commenced the necessary drawings for a similar work on this country; but he died of apoplexy in Dublin, 18th May 1791, aged 60, and was buried in Drumcondra graveyard. The results of his labours, supplemented by engravings from drawings in the collection of Right Hon. William Conyngham, were edited with prefaces and descriptions by his friend Edward Ledwich, in 2 vols. 4to. — the Antiquities of Ireland, by Francis Grose, F.S.A., London, 1791. There are 263 plates, many of them especially interesting as showing the condition of buildings since gone utterly to decay.

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8a. Antiquities of Ireland: Francis Grose. 2 vols. London, 1791.

97. Cyclopaedia, Penny, with Supplement. 29 vols. London, 1833.
D'Alton, John, see Nos. 12, 117a, 197b.

145. Gandon, James, Life: Thomas J. Mulvany. Dublin, 1846.

323b. Tomb Stones and Monuments.

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