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Michael Dwyer 1771-1826

Born in County Wicklow. He was known as the Wicklow Chief. He took part in the Rebellion of 1798 and avoided capture. He also supported Emmets rising in 1803 but was too late to help. He voluntarily surrendered and was transported to Australia. He was made High Constable of Sydney in 1815. He is buried beneath a large monument at Waverley Cemetery, Bondi Beach, Australia. His wife Mary is buried with him.