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Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835


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    • us: Ireland, William Henry, 1777-1835
    • us: Ireland, Samuel William Henry, 1777-1835
    • us: Flagellum, 1777-1835
    • us: Sculptor, Satiricus, 1777-1835
    • us: H. C., 1777-1835
    • us: C., H., 1777-1835
    • us: HC, 1777-1835
    • us: Ireland, Mr. (William Henry), 1777-1835
    • us: Anser Pen-drag-on, 1777-1835
    • us: Pen-drag-on, Anser, 1777-1835
    • us: Irwin, William Henry, 1777-1835
    • us: Freeman, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835
    • us: Ireland, S. W. H. (Samuel William Henry), 1777-1835
    • us: Persius, Paul, 1777-1835
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        17770802
    • Death Date

        18350417
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: The abbess, 1834:t.p. (W.H. Ireland)
    • found: All the blocks, 1808:t.p. (Flagellum)
    • found: Chalcographimania, 1814:t.p. (Satiricus Sculptor)
    • found: The fisher boy, 1809:t.p. (H.C., esq.)
    • found: Rizzio, 1849:t.p. (the late Mr. Ireland)
    • found: Scribbleomania, 1815:t.p. (Anser Pen-drag-on, esq.)
    • found: Brit. Mus. cat.(Ireland, Samuel William Henry)
    • found: Vortigern, 1832:t.p., p. xiii (W.H. Ireland)
    • found: Dict. of natl. biogr.(under Ireland, Samuel; forger who attributed several of his own writings to Shakespeare including his blank-verse play "Vortigern and Rowena"; supported by deceived father nearly up to the latter's death; exposed as a fraud in May 1796; son of Samuel Ireland, probably illegitimate; mother may have been a Mrs. Freeman (father's housekeeper) or a Mrs. Irwin (separated from her husband, living with Samuel Ireland); William possibly baptized as William Henry Irwin; signed Dec. 13, 1796 letter to father as "W. H. Freeman"; father called him "Sam" after a deceased son; William sometimes signed himself as "Samuel Ireland, junior" and "S.W.H. Ireland")
    • found: A ballade, wrotton on the feastynge and merrimentes of Easter Maunday, 1802:t.p. (Paul Persius, a learnedd clerke and monke of the Broderhoode of the Blacke Fryers, London); note: a forgery by W.H. Ireland
    • found: ODNB 2 Sept. 2009(Ireland, William Henry (1775--1835), literary forger and writer, was born on 2 August 1775 in London, the only surviving son of Samuel Ireland (d. 1800), engraver and author, and Anna Maria de Burgh Coppinger, otherwise Mrs Freeman (d. 1802), who passed as the father's housekeeper but was known to be his mistress and mother of his children, died at Sussex Place, St George's-in-the-Fields, London, on 17 April 1835)
  • LC Classification

    • PR4821.I5
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-10-03: new
    • 2014-06-12: revised
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