Person Male Born 28/5/1779 Died 25/2/1852
Poet. Born at 12 Aungier Street, Dublin. He came to London to study law and befriended many prominent people. In 1803, he was appointed registrar to the Admiralty in Bermuda, but found his work too light and moved to America. Returning to Britain, he became a close friend of Lord Byron, and after Byron's death, was partly responsible for burning his memoirs. His works include the lyrics for 'The Minstrel Boy' and 'The Last Rose of Summer'. Died at his home, Sloperton Cottage near Calne in Wiltshire, where he had moved with his wife in November 1817.