Frederick Richard Chichester

1827-1853; b. Belfast, known as the Earl of Belfast [courtesy title]; ed. Eton; novels include Two Generations (1851); lectured to working men’s clubs; lectures published as Poets and Poetry (1852); Denis Florence F. MacCarthy wrote an elegy under the title “Ode on the Death of the Earl of Belfast” (1856). DIW ODNB OCIL

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D. J. O’Donoghue
, The Poets of Ireland: A Biographical Dictionary (Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co 1912); Lectures on the ‘Poets and Poetry of the Century’, and other works; contrib. occasional verse to Northern Magazine, Belfast; d. Naples.

Dictionary of National Biography attests that his earldom was a ‘courtesy title’.

Belfast Public Library holds Two Generations, 2 vols. (1851), and Poets and Poetry (1852)

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