Sir Edward Crosbie
Crosbie lived at Crosbie Park until 1770, when at the age of 15 he went on to Trinity College, Dublin as a fellow commoner. In 1773, at the age of 18, he succeeded to his father's baronetcy, as the 5th Baronet Crosbie of Maryborough in Queen's County. The following year he took his Bachelor of Arts. On 21 April 1774, Crosbie received a pension "during the King's pleasure" of £150 per annum. His younger brother Richard, Ireland's first balloonist, received £50.
In 1778, Crosbie was called to the bar.
After the 1798 Rebellion, Crosbie was executed for leading the United Irishmen from his house, Viewmount, into Carlow. However, there is evidence to suggest that this was a miscarriage of justice.
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- Trial and Execution of Sir Edward Crosbie
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- Trial and execution of Sir Edward Crosbie
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Sir Paul Crosbie, 4th Baronet
(of Maryborough in Queen's County)
1773 – 1798
Sir William Crosbie, 6th Baronet
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