(1810–1885), poet. He was brought up in Hillsborough, Co. Antrim, though he later pretended to have come from Cork. He contributed poems to The Nation as ‘the Belfast Man’ in the early 1840s. He worked as a weaver but was later employed at QUB. His poems were collected as Earlier and Later Leaves, an Autumn Gathering (1878).
From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.