James Mapper Tandy (1737 - 1803):
[Doubtful Ulster provenance]
James Napper Tandy was born in Dublin. He was a prominent Volunteer and radical politician who supported the French Revolution. He was Secretary of the United Irish Society and was imprisoned. He had organised two of the National Guard battalions, and when these were vetoed by the authorities he escaped to America. In 1798 he returned to France. He then sailed for Donegal and was appointed a general. Subsequently he was arrested in Hamburg and condemned to death at Lifford. He was released as a special concession to Napoleon and died in Bordeaux.
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