John Sydney Taylor

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Taylor, John Sydney, a writer, younger brother of preceding, was born at Donnybrook, near Dublin, in 1795. At Trinity College he was the intimate friend of the Rev. Charles Wolfe. In 1824 he was called to the English Bar, and subsequently took part in some remarkable trials, but devoted himself chiefly to literature. By his contributions to the Morning Herald, extending over a period of fourteen years, he materially advanced the cause of Parliamentary Reform and the amelioration of the criminal code. Several beautiful old English churches are said to owe their preservation to his vigorous articles in denunciation of proposed "restorations." He died in London, 10th December 1841, aged 46, and was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery. A volume of selections from his writings was published in 1843.

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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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