Category Archives: Nicholas Delaney

Sentenced to death

On December 5, 1798, Nicholas Delaney and his friend Edward Neil were on trial for their lives. They were charged with ‘taking’ two members of the Yeomanry, John Hope and John Brady and with the murder of Richard Twamley and … Continue reading

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The Trial of Nicholas Delaney: Murderer or Victim?

Accusation Nicholas Delaney was on trial for his life. Along with his friend Edward Neil, he was charged with the murder of Richard Twamley and George Heppenstall. With three other United Irishmen, he was also charged with abducting John Hope … Continue reading

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Book sale! St Patrick’s Day celebration.

I’m off to the Irish Book Fair tomorrow, Saturday 5th, with a special offer. It takes place every year, around St Patrick’s Day (March 17th) at the Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith, London W6, and it’s always worth a visit. … Continue reading

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The Trial of Nicholas Delaney (Australia Day challenge)

The ealiest document about my great-great-great grandfather, Nicholas Delaney, is the record of his trial for murder. The manuscript is in the National Library of Ireland in Dublin. In November 1799, at the courthouse in Wicklow, he was charged with … Continue reading

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Australia Day ‘earliest document’ challenge

I know, it’s not Australia Day (Jan 26th) yet, in fact it’s still Burns Night here… But I’ve been a bit caught up in Real Life and horribly neglected this blog. Luckily, I was inspired by Inside History magazine and … Continue reading

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Talking family, talking history…

I’m the great-great- (breathe) great-grandchild of an extraordinary man. Nicholas Delaney was a landless peasant caught up in the bloody uprising of 1798 in Ireland. Accused of murder on the word of a notorious liar, he was sentenced to death. … Continue reading

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… talking to strangers

So. I find out I’ve got a fascinating family story. I want to tell people about my ancestor, Nicholas Delaney. I write (well, co-write) a book. Then I want to tell people about the book. Plus I’d love to hear … Continue reading

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