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Macdermot, Thady

Son of Larry, who, as his father’s agent, spent his days trying to collect rents from a peasantry too poor to pay them. Thinking that Myles Ussher was forcing Feemy to elope with him, Thady killed him, and was hanged for it.

"Had he been brought up to anything, he would have done it; he was more energetic [than his father], and felt the degradation of his position: he felt that his family was sinking lower and lower daily; but as he knew not what to do, he only became more gloomy and tyrannical" - The Macdermots of Ballycloran