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Peter Burrowes 1751-1841

Born in Portarlington. He was a lawyer and friend of Tone. He strongly opposed the Act of Union. He was counsel for Robert Emmet. He was a consistent supporter of measures for Catholic relief. In 1811 he successfully defended the Catholic Delegates against the Government of the day. Ten years afterwards he became a judge in the Insolvent Debtors Court. In 1841 he went to London to consult an oculist regarding his sight and he died in London where he was buried.