John Mears (c.1695 - 1767):
John Mears was born in Loughbrickland, County Down, and was educated at Glasgow University. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in Newtownards in 1720 and later moved to Clonmel. In 1732 he published A Catechism which was in use for almost a hundred years. He died in Dublin.
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