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1. Edmund. 1729--97, British Whig statesman, conservative political theorist, and orator, born in Ireland: defended parliamentary government and campaigned for a more liberal treatment of the American colonies; denounced the French Revolution
2. Robert O'Hara. 1820--61, Irish explorer, who led the first expedition (1860--61) across Australia from south to north. He was accompanied by W. J. Wills, George Grey, and John King; King alone survived the return journey
3. William. 1792--1829, Irish murderer and body snatcher; associate of William Hare