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Thomas Given (1850 - 1917):
Poet


Thomas Given lived in Cullybackey, County Antrim. He left school in 3rd class to work on the farm. After a short stay in America, he returned to Cullybackey, where he remained for the rest of his life. He was a Justice of the Peace and an active Freemason, secretary of his lodge for twenty-five years. His Ulster Scots dialect poems are published, along with those of his brothers, Patrick Given (1837-1864) and Samuel Fee Given (1845-1867) in Poems from College and Country by Three Brothers (1900). [Biography by Rev. George R. Buick]

Born: 1850
Died: 1917
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