Rev James Porter
 

 

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Reverend James Porter 1753-1798Porter2.jpg (42994 bytes)

Born near Ballindrait, County Donegal. He was a Presbyterian minister who wrote a series of satirical articles about local corruption. These were published as Billy Bluff and Squire Firebrand in 1796. He also published Sermon, Wind and Weather. The 1798 Rebellion gave his enemies the opportunity for revenge. He was arrested for allegedly intercepting a despatch and was hanged in front of his own church in Greyabbey, County Down. He is buried in the graveyard in Porter.jpg (32237 bytes)front of the abbey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book