Martin Francis Mahoney
1831-1885 [pseud. Matthew Stradling]; b. Cork; nephew of Fr.
Prout [Sylvester Mahony], wrote political and legal satires, The
Irish Bar Sinister (1871); Cheap Johns Auction (1873),
novels. IF DIW DIL2
Checkmate (London: Richard Bentley 1858);[as Matthew Stradling], Irish Bar Sinister (Dublin: Gill 1871), new edn. as The Bar
Sinister (Dublin: McGlashan & Gill 1871); [as Matthew Stradling], The Misadventures of Mr. Catylne, Q.C.: An Autobiography, 2 vols.
(London: Tinsley 1873); A Chronicle of the Fermors: Horace Walpole
in Love, 2 vols. (London: Chapman & Hall 1875); Jerpoint, An
Ungarnished Story of the Time, 3 vols. (London: Chapman & Hall,
1875); A Westminster Night's Dream (London & Dublin; n.pub.
1877); Cheap Johns Auction (n.pub: 1873).
Brown, Ireland in Fiction (Dublin: Maunsel 1919), notes his
pseudonym Matthew Stradling and lists Irish Bar Sinister
(Dublin: Gill 1871, new edn. 1871), fiction but really pamphlet on place-hunting
whiggery at outset of Home Rule movement; The Misadventures of Mr.
Catylne, Q.C.: An Autobiography (London: Tinsley 1873), elaborates
ideas in above, first appeared in Frasers Magazine; and Jerpoint (London: Chapman & Hall, 1975), satire of parvenus and various
types, and dealing centrally with the Courtneys, risen from public house
to county family, and the out-at-the-elbow Hanlons; Jerpoint-on-the-Sea