George Ensor was born in Dublin and died at Ardress in County Armagh on 3 December 1843. He came from a wealthy family whose seat was at Ardress. Educated at the Royal School of Armagh, he then attended Trinity College, Dublin, where he received his BA in 1790. He was called to the Irish Bar in 1792. He published many radical political works, attacking, in particular, the English government of Ireland. He was a friend of Jeremy Bentham, who describes him in a letter of 1820 as ‘a man of good landed property (County Armagh) in Ireland, a literary man, a philosopher, a radical, a very honest worthy man, with whom I am in intimacy, Place and Mill still more’.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.