Colonel Frederick Crawford, organiser of Larne Gun-Running born today in Belfast 1861

#OnThisDay 1861 Colonel Frederick Crawford, the organiser of the Larne gun running and signatory of the Solemn League and Covenant (supposedly in his own blood) was born in Belfast. Interestingly, in 1798 his great-great grandfather, a United Irishman was arrested for high treason & shared a cell in Kilmainham Gaol with their leader Henry Joy McCracken.

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Col Frederick Crawford

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