Reference Entry

MacNeven, William James (1763-1841), physician and Irish nationalist

David Wilson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


MacNeven, William James (1763-1841), physician and Irish nationalist, was born on 21 March 1763 at Ballynahowne, near Aughrim in co. Galway, the eldest of the four children of James MacNeven, owner of a small estate, and Rosa Dolphin. His parents were Gaelic-speaking Catholics; according to family tradition, their ancestors had ...

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