William Gregory

(1762—1840) politician

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(1762–1840). The son of a Co. Galway landowner, Gregory was under-secretary at Dublin Castle 1812–30, an efficient administrator and strong opponent of Catholic emancipation. He was removed in 1830 at the insistence of Wellesley. His grandson gave his name to the infamous ‘Gregory clause’.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: European History.

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