Rev. Thomas Crawford

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Crawford, Thomas, Rev., Presbyterian minister, was born probably at Crumlin, County of Antrim, about 1745. In 1766 he was ordained as minister of Strabane. He was at one period chaplain to the 1st Tyrone Regiment of Volunteers. He died in 1801. He is worthy of remembrance as the author of a History of Ireland, dedicated to Lord Charlemont, and published in 2 vols. in 1783. It contains valuable particulars concerning the various Protestant combinations in the north in his time, as the "Hearts of Oak" and "Hearts of Steel Boys." Mr. Crawford was also the author of Translations from Turretin, and other works.

Sources

170b. lreland, History of: William Crawford. 2 vols. Strabane, 1783.

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