1850-1917; b. Culleybackey, Co. Antrim; farm-worker; visited America;
became JP and was secretary of freemason lodge; Ulster Scots dialect poems
co-published with his brothers Patrick Given (d.1864) and Samuel Fee Given
(d.1867), in Poems from College and Country by Three Brothers (1900);
a Life by G. R. Buick included in Poetical Works (1900).
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The Weaver Question, selected in Walker et al., eds, Faces
of Ireland (1992); from G. R. Buick, ed., Poetical Works of the
Given Brothers (Belfast 1900).
British Library holds only Voices from the Rostrum, consisting of a series of school-room
rhymes, vacation rhymes, and rambles &c. (Belfast: C. Aitchison 1860),
Emerald Isle Books (Cat. 95) lists P., S. F., and T. Given, Poems from
College and Country by Three Brothers (belfast: Baird 1900), 263pp., ill.
of Cullybackey area [£38].