Abraham Hume (1814 - 1884):
Explorer and antiquarian
Abraham Hume was born near Hillsborough, County Down, and was educated in Belfast and at Trinity College, Dublin. Before he became Vicar of Vauxhall in 1847 he was a teacher in the Liverpool Institution. He explored Chile and Peru, and was a Fellow of both the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries. He became a Doctor of Laws and of Civil Law and was Canon of Chester Cathedral. He published over a hundred pamphlets dealing with topics such as Irish dialect and folklore, as well as several volumes dealing with antiquities. He died in Liverpool. [Biography by J. C. Morley].