James Hoey

Life
?-1775; Catholic printer; father of Peter Hoey and James the Younger, who joined the other in business after the death of their father; sometime partner with George Faulkner in Dublin Journal,; fnd. his own Dublin Mercury (1766-72 [or 1773]), a government organ of the Townsend administration; published Curry’s Memoirs (1770); commenced a circulating library c1770. [No ODNB entry].

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Reference
Peter Garside, et al., The English Novel 1770-1829: A Bibliographical Survey of Prose Fiction Published in the British Isles (OUP 2000) accredits James and Peter Hoey with publishing eleven novels between 1770-78. [See online .pdf edition.]

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