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Johnny Patterson Balladeer and artistic muse, 1840–1889

by Familia Ulster Genealogical Review: No. 32, 2016


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by Richard McMinn

In Familia, Number 30 (2014), as regular readers will recall, I outlined in some detail, ‘The Life and Death of “the

Rambler from Clare”’ (pp 77–114). Having explored Johnny Patterson’s origins and family background in County Clare, I described the development of his career as a celebrated circus and music hall singing clown in Ireland, Britain and from 1876 to around 1884, in the USA.