George Benn

Life
Author of A History of the Town of Belfast from the Earliest Times to the Close of the Eighteenth Century (1877).

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Works
A History of the Town of Belfast from the Earliest Times to the Close of the Eighteenth Century, 2 vols. (London: Marcus Ward; Belfast: Royal Ulster Works 1877-1880), and Do., [rep. edn.] (Ballynahinch: Davidson Books 1923).

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References
University of Ulster Library (Morris Collection) holds copies of A History of the Town of Belfast from the Earliest Times to the Close of the Eighteenth Century.

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Quotations
History of Belfast (1877), ‘The first Printing Press that was established in Belfast was that which attended the army of King William (in 1690), to prepare the proclamations and other document which issued from the Camp or some place near it, during the King’s progress through the country.’ (p.424; quoted in Terence Brown, Northern Voices, Gill & Macmillan 1975, p.6.)

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