United Irishmen and other Irish patriots mentioned in 
"Speeches from the Dock" by T. D., A.M., and D. B. Sullivan.

Theobald Wolfe Tone. Founder member of the Society of United Irishmen. b 20.6.1764 Stafford St, Dublin. Liaised with the French and twice raised a force for the invasion of Ireland - at Bantry Bay, December 1796 and Lough Swilly in September 1798. Sentenced to death but died 19.11.1798 in prison from self inflicted wound to neck. Buried Bodenstown Co Kildare.

William Orr b 1766, Farranshane Co. Antrim d 14.10.1797, hanged at Carrickfergus. Convicted, by a drunken and coerced jury , of administering the treasonable oath of the United Irishmen. Buried Templepatrick 18.10.1797

Brothers Sheares. Henry b 1753 and John b 1756 United Irishmen and organisers of the uprising of 23 May 1798. Betrayed by Captain Warnesford Armstrong. Both hanged and beheaded Saturday 14 July 1798.

Robert Emmet b 4.3.1778 in Dublin. Sought help from Bonaparte and organised  the rising of 23 July 1803. Hanged and beheaded Kilmainham Jail, 20.9.1803

Thomas Russell b 21.11.1767 Betsborough, Dunnahane, Kilshanick, Co Cork. United Irishman Hanged 21.10.1803 (probably also beheaded as was the practice for conviction for treason).

John Mitchel b 3.11.1815, Camnish, near Dungiven Co Derry. Publisher of the `United Irishman` newspaper. Transported to Bermuda, then South Africa and ended up in a penal colony in Hobart. Paroled but absconded to California 1853.

John Martin (1848) b 8.9.1812,Loughorne, Newry Co. Down Activist and contributor to the `United Irishman` publisher of the `Irish Felon` newspaper. Transportation for 10 years, arrived in Van Diemens Land November 1849. Paroled then pardoned June 1856.

William Smith O`Brien b 17.10.1803 Dromoland, Co Clare. MP for Clare 1826. member of the Irish Confederation society, organiser of the 1848 uprising. Exiled, transported to Hobart Town Pardoned May 1856 d 16.6.1864 at Bangor, North Wales buried Rathronan,Co Limerick.

Thomas Francis Meagher b 1823 Waterford. Founder member of Irish Confederation complicit in 1848 uprising. Transported to Van Diemens Land 1849 escaped to America 1852. In July 1867 fell overboard from a steamer on the Missouri river and drowned.

Kevin Izod O`Doherty b June 1824 in Dublin. Co founder of the `Irish Tribune` Convicted (on third trial) of treason - felony. Transported to Hobart Town (with John Martin) Pardoned 1856 and having qualified as a doctor (MD) emigrated to Australia.

Terence Bellew M`Manus Liverpool Irishman and shipping agent. Involvement in uprising. Tried 10.10.1848 at Clonmel for treason. Transported to Van Diemens Land, escaped to California in 1851 where he subsequently died. Buried Glasnevin, Dublin 10.11.1861.

John O`Mahony Involved in 1848 uprising, with Stephens, escaped to Paris. Sought support abroad - responsible for USA. Co founder of what was to become the Fenian Brotherhood.

James Stephens Involved in 1848 uprising, escaped to Paris. Sought support in Ireland. Co founder of the Fenian Brotherhood. Founded the `Irish People` 1863. arrested but escaped from Richmond Prison. Led Fenian attack on Fort Erie on the Canadan side of the Niagara river 1.6.1866 and defeated the Queens Own volunteers from Toronto. US government interceded when Stephens determined that the fight should continue in Ireland.

Thomas Clarke Luby. b ca 1825. Joint editor of the ` Irish People`. Charged with treason - felony 27.11.1865 in Dublin. Twenty years penal servitude. With O`Leary and Kickham named as having executive authority of the Fenian movement in the absence of Stephens ( planned trip ) to America.

John O`Leary. b Tipperary Chief editor `Irish People`. named as having executive authority of the Fenian movement in the absence of Stephens ( planned trip ) to America. Sentenced 6.12.1865 Twenty years penal servitude.

Charles J Kickham b 1825 Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary. Joint editor of the `Irish People` named as having executive authority of the Fenian movement in the absence of Stephens ( planned trip ) to America. Tried 5.1.1866. 14 years penal servitude.

J O`Donovan Rossa.  Member of the Phoenix Society in Cork, paroled 1859. Business manager of the `Irish People`. Sentenced 16.12.1865 Penal servitude for life

William Philip Allen b Tipperary April 1848.Involved in the freeing of Colonel Thomas J Kelley ( aka Martin Williams) and Captain Deasey  ( aka John Whyte) and the murder of Sergeant Brett. Hanged 23.11.1867 New Bailey Prison, Salford.

Michael Larkin b Lusmagh, Kings County resident of Cloghan Castle estate. Involved in the freeing of Colonel Thomas J Kelley ( aka Martin Williams) and Captain Deasey ( aka John Whyte) and the murder of Sergeant Brett. Hanged 23.11.1867 New Bailey Prison, Salford.

Michael O`Brien ( aka Michael or William Gould) b Ballymacoda, Co Cork. Emigrated to US; a soldier (lieutenant). Returned to Cork and disappeared on the eve of the 5 .3.1867 uprising. Involved in the freeing of Colonel Thomas J Kelley ( aka Martin Williams) and Captain Deasey ( aka John Whyte) and the murder of Sergeant Brett. Hanged 23.11.1867 New Bailey Prison, Salford.

Edward O`Meagher Condon (aka Shore) Irish American from Ohio. Convicted and sentenced to death. But after Maquires pardon his sentence was commuted, ostensibly because he was an American citizen.

Edward Maquire. Royal Marine private, arrested and tried with O`Brien, Larkin, Allan and Sloane for the murder of Sergeant Brett. Convicted but some 40 reporters sent a memorial to the Home Secretary petitioning for full pardon on grounds of mistaken identity. Granted a free pardon 21.11.1867.Created a dilemma for the Government as freeing him meant conviction of others on the same evidence must be unsound.

Bryan Dillon Alleged to be centre of Fenian movement in Co. Cork.10years penal servitude.

John Lynch 10 Alleged to be centre of Fenian movement in Co. Cork years penal servitude. d 2.6.1866 in prison in Woking ,Surrey of consumption.

Casey, Regan, Hayes, Barry, John Kennealy. Fenians in Co Cork. Convicted January 1866.

Colonel /General Thomas F Burke. b Fethard, Co Tipperary 10.12.1840. went to USA 1852.Soldier. In charge of Tipperary branch in the uprising of 5.3.1867.Convicted of treason 24.4.1867 and sentenced to death but commuted to penal servitude for life.

Captain Charles Underwood O`Connell. Irish American soldier and Fenian. Convicted 21.12.1865 at Cork to 10 years penal servitude even though technically an American citizen. Trial remarks by Judge that emigration did not remove allegiance to the British Crown.

Captain John M`Afferty b 1838 in Ohio of Irish parents. Soldier and Fenian. Attempted raid on Chester castle 11.2.1867 Convicted 6.5.1867 of treason, death sentence commuted to penal servitude for life.

Edward Duffy. Tried 1866 with John Flood and John Cody. Duffy and Flood 15 years penal servitude. Cody to life. Duffy died 17.1.1868 in Millbank Prison, London.

Stephen Joseph Meany. Sentenced 21.6.1867 Long erudite speech.

Captain John M`Clure b Dobbs Ferry New York,17.7.1846. Participated in the rising of 5.5.1867 Tried 22.5.1867 at Cork.

Captain Mackay (William Francis Lomasney ). b Cincinnatti, Ohio 1841 of parents from Castle Lyons, Fermoy, Co Cork. Participated in uprising of 5.3.1867 Led several audacious raids including the Martello Tower at Foaty on the Cork river. Tried 20.3.1868 for treason. 12 years penal servitude.

John Edward Kelly Captured with M`Clure and tried with him.

Colonel John Warren b Clonakilty, Co Cork emigrated to USA. Dungarvan landing 1.6.1867 with Costello and Halpin. 15 years penal servitude.

Augustine E Costell Dungarvan landing 1.6.1867. With Warren and Halpin.12 years penal servitude

General W Halpin. Dungarvan landing 1.6.1867 With Costello and Warren. 15 years penal servitude.

A.M. Sullivan With John Martin charged over funeral arrangements for the Manchester Martyrs 1.12.1867 Trial 20.2.1868 Dublin. Jury unable to reach a verdict and both men cleared. But Sullivan sentenced to 6 months in Richmond Prison for earlier charge of seditious libel.

John Martin (1868) With A M Sullivan charged over funeral arrangements for the Manchester Martyrs 1.12.1867 Trial 20.2.1868 Dublin. Jury unable to reach a verdict and cleared of charges.

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