William Nicholas Keogh 1817

William Nicholas Keogh 1817

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Born in County Galway, Judge Keogh was a rather unpopular figure in 19th Century, so much so that many newspapers refer to the burning of effigies of the man, (like the one pictured above from Co. Clare).

Having studied as an undergraduate in Dublin, he was called to the Irish Bar in 1840. He became Minister of Parliament for Athlone in 1847, Queen's Council in 1849, Solicitor-General in 1852 and rose to the ranks of Attorney-General in 1855.

The main reason for the general dislike was of course the severe sentence handed down to Fenian prisoners in the 1860s. The Irish newspapers were intensely critical of him especially after he took office as the Solicitor General for Ireland, when his party members from the Irish Independent Party pledged not to do so. His name became associated with the betrayel of one's political convictions.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1817 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 2nd Sep 1878 VIEW SOURCE
Father (First Name/s and Surname) William Keogh  
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Mary FFrench  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Kate Rooney - (Married in 1841)  
Number of Children 2 - a boy and a girl  
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References

The Judges in Ireland 1221-1921 Ireland VIEW SOURCE

Comments

  • Information about Keogh's marriage, from RootsIreland.ie:
    Church Marriage Record
    Date of Marriage:28-Aug-1841
    Parish / District:GALWAY VINDICATORCounty:Co. Galway
    HusbandWife
    Name:WilliamKeoghCatherineRoney
    Address:Keoghville, RoscommonNot Recorded
    Denomination:CongregationalistCongregationalist
    Occupation:B.A.L.
    Age:Not RecordedNot Recorded
    Status:
    Husband's FatherWife's Father
    Name:WilliamKeoghT.Roney
    Address:
    Denomination:
    Occupation:SURGEON
    Husband's MotherWife's Mother
    Name:Not RecordedNot RecordedNot RecordedNot Recorded
    Address:
    Denomination:
    Occupation:
    Witness 1Witness 2
    Name:Not RecordedNot RecordedNot RecordedNot Recorded
    Address:
    Notes:
    TAKEN FROM THE GALWAY VINDICATOR OF SATURDAY AUGUST 28TH, 1841

    Patricia

    Saturday 29th September 2018, 07:09PM
  • A second report of a Keogh marriage--this one is Catholic, so I believe it is the Wm. in question:

    Date of Marriage:17-Aug-1841
    Parish / District:KINGSTOWNCounty:Co. Dublin
    HusbandWife
    Name:WilliamKeoghKate MaryRooney
    Address:BullockBullock
    Denomination:Roman CatholicRoman Catholic
    Occupation:
    Age:
    Status:
    Husband's FatherWife's Father
    Name:KeoghRooney
    Address:
    Denomination:
    Occupation:
    Husband's MotherWife's Mother
    Name:
    Address:
    Denomination:
    Occupation:
    Witness 1Witness 2
    Name:Michael JosephO NielJulia AnneRooney
    Address:
    Notes:

    Patricia

    Saturday 29th September 2018, 07:13PM

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