A COMPENDIUM OF IRISH BIOGRAPHY

COMPRISING SKETCHES OF DISTINGUISHED IRISHMEN, EMINENT PERSONS CONNECTED WITH IRELAND BY OFFICE OR BY THEIR WRITINGS.

ALFRED WEBB.

"And if I have done well, and as is fitting the story, it is that which I desired : but if slenderly and meanly, it is that which I could attain unto."-II. MAC. xv. 38.

DUBLIN: M. H. GILL & SON, SACKVILLE-STREET.

MDCCCLXXVIII

I dedicate this Book to the Memory of my Father

RICHARD DAVIS WEBB

WHO DEEPLY INTERESTED IN ITS PLAN AND INCEPTION HAS NOT LIVED TO SEE ITS COMPLETION

Preface

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M(1) | M(2) | M(3) | N | O(1) | O(2) | O(3) | P | Q | R | S(1) | S(2) | T | U | V | W(1) | W(2) | X | Y | Z | Addenda