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James Stuart (1764 - 1842):
Newspaper editor

James Stuart was born in Armagh and was educated at Armagh Royal School and Trinity College, Dublin. In 1811 he published Poems on Various Subjects and was called to the Bar. He was the first editor of the Newry Telegraph in 1812, and editor of the Newry Magazine from 1815 to 1819. In 1819 he published Historical Memoirs of the City of Armagh, which is reckoned to be one of the most valuable works of its kind, and in 1825 The Protestant Layman. From 1821 to 1826 he edited the Belfast News-Letter and was co-founder of the Guardian and Constitutional Advocate.

Born: 1764
Died: September 1842
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