The rolls, DublinPortrait of John Philpot Curran.

Came from a relatively humble background, the local rector took him under his wings and he got to Trinity College, Dublin.  Like many aspirant Barristers he subbed as a teacher did a bit of journalism before hitting lucky through patronage.

https://durrushistory.com/2015/12/02/patriotic-verse-by-john-philpot-curran-1750-1817-lawyer-wit-mp-master-of-the-rolls-and-privy-councillor-father-of-sarah-curran-newmarket-co-cork-let-us-be-merry-before-we-go-the-monk/

https://durrushistory.com/2015/02/08/a-rhyming-invitation-sent-by-john-philpot-curran-1750-1817-to-grandfather-of-robert-carey-skibbereen/

https://durrushistory.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php?s=curran&post_status=all&post_type=post&action=-1&m=0&cat=0&paged=1&action2=-1

https://durrushistory.com/2014/11/26/leading-1937-case-on-irish-libel-law-sinclair-v-gogarty-samuel-becketts-affidavit-arthur-cox-aidan-higgins-memories-of-gogarty-con-curran-justice-kenneth-reddin-bringing-olhausens-black-pud/

https://durrushistory.com/2015/01/27/the-gravestone-inscriptions-of-ballycurrany-north-west-of-midleton-east-cork-burial-ground-and-historical-notes-by-richard-henchion/

 

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