John Daly Burke

Burke, John Daly, historian and dramatist, was born in Ireland. Having received his education at Trinity College, he emigrated to the United States in 1796. He conducted papers at Boston and New York, afterwards removing to Petersburg, Virginia, where he practised law. His principal works are: History of the late War in Ireland, Philadelphia, 1799; History of Virginia from its First Settlement, 3 vols. 1804. Burke was killed in a duel, in consequence of a political dispute, 11th April 1808.

Note from Addenda:

Burke, John Doly, not John Daly.[233]


37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.

233. Manuscript and Special Information, and Current Periodicals.