Thomas R. J. Polson

1820-?; b. Inniskillen; The Fortune Teller’s Intrigue 3 vols. (1848), a historical novel; according to Stephen Brown (Ireland in Fiction, 1919) he was an Englishman and a private soldier who came to own and edit The Fermanagh Mail; his novel Fortune &c is a tale of agrarian outrage full of sectarian feeling and, to Fr. Brown’s taste, an ‘unusually objectionable ... libel on the priests and people of Ireland’; set in Clare. DIW.

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