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Webb, Counsellor

The magistrate of Ardrum whose championship of Thady Macdermot led to his duel with Jonas Brown.

"...a much more talented man than his brother magistrate Jonas Brown, he was, moreover, a kind-hearted landlord - ever anxious to ameliorate the conditions of the poora nd by no means greedy after money, though he was neither very opulent nor very economical.... He was ... too fond of popularity, and of being the favourite among the peasantry; and ... had become so habituated to oppose Jonas Brown in all his sayings and doings, that he now did so whether he was right or wrong" - The Macdermots of Ballycloran