Abraham Shackleton

(1696—1771) schoolmaster

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(1697–1771), an English-born Quaker who came to Ireland as a tutor and subsequently set up a highly regarded school at Ballitore, Co. Kildare, which was continued by his son RichardShackleton (1726–92). Noted pupils included Edmund Burke and Paul Cullen.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

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