M J Whitty

M J Whitty

M J Whitty

Michael James Whitty, 1795-1873, 1 of 40 founder members of Liverpool Chess club and founder and proprietor of the Liverpool Journal and Daily Post, [usu. as Michael James Whitty; pseuds. J. B. Whitty; Rory O’Rourke; W, Geoffrey K—n; also ‘O’Sullivan Bear’]; b. Nicharee, Duncormick, Co. Wexford; son of a maltster and shipowner; worked as journalist in London; also established a fire brigade; became proprietor of fnd. Liverpool Daily Post, a penny paper and the first issued for many years; sold both papers, 1869

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