1823-1875; b. Drogheda, Co Louth; d. Wigan; emig. Lanchashire in 1840
to work as weaver; joined chartist movement; wrote for The Irishman;
The Eviction in Ralph Varians Ballads, Popular Poetry,
and Household Songs of Ireland (Dublin: MH Gill & Sons 1877),
Chris Morash, The Hungry Voice (1989), p.275.