Peter Burrowes

Life
1753-1841 [var. Burrows]; Dublin Whig lawyer; ed. TCD; Middle Temple, bar, 1785; appt. judge of the Insolvent Debtors’ Court in Dublin, 1821; elected MP for Enniscorthy and opposed the Act of Union; acted as counsel for Robert Emmet; d. London.ODNB

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Commentary
Kevin Whelan, ‘Origins of the Orange Order’, in Bullán: An Irish Studies Journal, 2, 2 (Spring/Summer 1996), p.19-38, quotes letters to A. Hamilton and L. Parson: ‘I am well satisfied that the Orange boys have been excited and encouraged by the Protestant Ascendancy men’ [&c.] (Whelan, p.29; see also under Theophilus Swift, infra.]

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Reference
Henry R. Plomer [query], in IBL, writes: ‘Can any of your readers supply me with particulars as to the family of Peter Burrows the famous barrister and judge of the Insolvent Debtors' Court in Dublin, who died in London in1841? His nephew (also Peter Burrows) was clerk of the same Court, and what I want to arrive at is, who were the nephew's father and mother? Please reply direct. 44, Crownhill Road, Willesden.’

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