Halloran, Lawrence Hynes

(1766-1831)
   Born in Ireland, he was a schoolmaster at Alphington, near Exeter, Devon. He then became a chaplain in the royal navy on board the Britannia, the vessel which carried the flag of Admiral the Earl of Northesk at the battle of Trafalgar. He was afterwards appointed rector of the public grammar school, Cape Town, and chaplain to the forces in South Africa. For criticizing a high-ranking officer over a court-martial, a case was brought against him; he was found guilty and banished from South Africa. After that he led a wandering life and in 1818 was charged at the Old Bailey, London, with forgery, found guilty and transported to Australia for seven years. There he established and ran a successful school at Sydney, New South Wales, where he died. Some of his publications (with shortened titles): A Collection of Odes, Poems, and Translations, 1789. An Ode (Attempted in Sapphic Verse), 1789. Poems on Various Occasions, 1791. Lachrymae Hibernicae, or the Genius of Erin's Complaint, a Ballad, 1801. The Battle of Trafalgar, a Poem, to Which is Added a Selection of Fugitive Pieces, 1806.
   Sources: Bibliography of 19th-c. Irish Literature (http://info.wlu.ca/Halloran, Lawrence Hyneswwweng/faculty/jwright/irish/biblio-main.htm). Deception: Forgery, Lawrence Halloran, 09 Sept. 1818 (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/html_units/1810s/t18180909-4.html). Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse. Roger Lonsdale, ed. Oxford University Press, 2003.

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