Robert Holmes

1765-1859 (“Bitter Bob”); b. Dublin, ed. TCD, BA 1787; bar 1785; married to sister of Robert Emmet; resigned from yeomenry in protest at atrocities under Gen. Lake; published anti-Union pamphlets; imprisoned on suspicion of treason in 1803; Case of Ireland Stated (1847) supported Repeal; defended The Nation, 1846, and John Mitchel, 1847; became father of North-East Circuit, working into his eighties. ODNB DIH