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John Baron Oriel Foster 1740-1828

Born in Collon, County Louth. He was the last Speaker of the Irish House of Commons. He was against dissolution of the Parliament and refused to hand over the mace which remained in his family before it eventually found its home in the bank of Ireland in College Green, Dublin. He is buried in the Protestant Cemetery in Dunleer, County Louth.