Henry Joy McCracken, United Irishmen Founder Born 1767

#OnThisDay 1767 Henry Joy McCracken was born in Belfast to a prominent Presbyterian family. McCracken was a founding member of the United Irishmen & lead a contingent of them during the 1798 Rebellion in Antrim. He was later captured, court-martialled & hanged.

Henry Joy McCracken

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