KEARNEY, Michael. Lectures Concerning History Read During the year 1775 in Trinity College, Dublin,
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By Michael Kearney, D.D., Professor of History on the Foundation of Erasmus Smyth. London: Printed for J. Murray, 1776. Small quarto. pp. 65, [1 (Advertisement)]. With half title. Modern quarter green morocco on green cloth boards, title in gilt direct along spine. Occasional mild foxing. A very good copy. Very rare.
Michael Kearney, D.D. (1734-1814) was an Irish priest and academic. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, he was its professor of Modern History from 1769 to 1776 and Regius Professor of Law from 1776 to 1778. He was the incumbent at Tullyaughnish from 1778; and then Archdeacon of Raphoe from his collation on 28 February 1798 until his death on 11 January 1814. His younger brother, John was a Fellow of the Royal Society; Provost of Trinity College, Dublin from 1799 to 1806; and Bishop of Ossory from 1806 to 1813. Michael Kearney was Barrack Obama’s 6th great-granduncle.
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