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Neilson, Samuel (1761-1803), United Irishman

Nancy J. Curtin

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/19872

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Neilson, Samuel (1761-1803), United Irishman, the son of Alexander Neilson, a Presbyterian minister, was born at Ballyroney, co. Down, in September 1761. Educated at home by his father and then at a neighbouring school, he displayed a remarkable aptitude for mathematics. At the age of sixteen he joined his elder ...

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