(1780–1851). From a Co. Wicklow farming family, Devlin, a niece of Michael Dwyer, acted as housekeeper for Robert Emmet in the period before his insurrection of July 1803, was arrested along with other members of her family, and brutally interrogated. Accounts by R. R. Madden, who found her living in poverty in Dublin, and by Brother Luke Cullen (1793–1859), who wrote a first-person life story based on her own account, established her as a nationalist heroine.
From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.
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