Francis S. Sullivan

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Sullivan, Francis S., an eminent legal writer, was born in the south of Ireland early in the 18th century, and graduated in Trinity College, Dublin, where he was elected a fellow in 1738. He died about 1775. His principal works were, a Treatise on Feudal Law, and Lectures on the Constitution and Laws of England. Of the first, an eminent legal writer, quoted by Allibone, says: "We know of no work on feudal learning and the first principles of the English constitution, equal in merit or interest... Copious in detail, and exhibiting ably, among other topics, the influence of the feudal system upon the modern law of tenures."


16. Authors, Dictionary of British and American: S. Austin Allibone. 3 vols. Philadelphia, 1859-'71.

332. University of Dublin; History, with Biographical Notices. William B. S. Taylor. London, 1845.

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