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Cork Examiner 8 December 1854

Death of Richard Thomas Barron, Esq., J.P., Sarahville House

In our last we had but time to briefly notice the demise of Richard T Barron, Esq., of Sarahville, as high-minded a gentleman as the county Waterford could boast. The melancholy event occurred on the 24th November. Mr Barron was a man of sterling worth. As a landlord he was kind, considerate and indulgent – as a magistrate he was, like his father, honest, faithful and uncompromising I the discharge of his official duties.

The friend and advocate of the poor, he deserved and enjoyed the unlimited confidence of those who appealed to the bench on which he sat, and on whose case, he was called on to adjudicate. As an honest, independent Irishman, he felt for the wrongs of his countrymen. He loved his native land and had the proudest contempt for those who betrayed the confidence of their fellow-countrymen. He honestly and disinterestedly joined the movement that promised legislative independence to his native country…

As a Catholic, he was strictly observant of the obligations of his religion…Mr Barron’s death is a sore loss to his own amiable family. His funeral took place on Saturday; his remains were laid in the family vault in the chapel yard of Faha, a chapel built by his pious father, the late James Barron. Esq.   



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