#OTD in 1789 – Gambler and member of the Irish House of Commons, Thomas ‘Buck’ Whaley, arrives in Jerusalem.

Buck Whaley lacking much in cash And being used to cut a dash He wagered full ten thousand pound He’d visit soon the Holy Ground — Verse from a Dublin ballad of the 1780s Born in Dublin in 1766, Whaley’s father died in 1769, leaving an estate that included a town-house on St Stephen’s Green, land […]

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#OTD in 1789 – Gambler and member of the Irish House of Commons, Thomas ‘Buck’ Whaley, arrives in Jerusalem.

Buck Whaley lacking much in cash And being used to cut a dash He wagered full ten thousand pound He’d visit soon the Holy Ground — Verse from a Dublin ballad of the 1780s Born in Dublin in 1766, Whaley’s father died in 1769, leaving an estate that included a town-house on St Stephen’s Green, land […]

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#OTD in 1789 – Gambler and member of the Irish House of Commons, Thomas ‘Buck’ Whaley, arrives in Jerusalem.

Buck Whaley lacking much in cash And being used to cut a dash He wagered full ten thousand pound He’d visit soon the Holy Ground — Verse from a Dublin ballad of the 1780s Born in Dublin in 1766, Whaley’s father died in 1769, leaving an estate that included a town-house on St Stephen’s Green, land […]

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#OTD in 1789 – Gambler and member of the Irish House of Commons, Thomas ‘Buck’ Whaley, arrives in Jerusalem.

Buck Whaley lacking much in cash And being used to cut a dash He wagered full ten thousand pound He’d visit soon the Holy Ground — Verse from a Dublin ballad of the 1780s Born in Dublin in 1766, Whaley’s father died in 1769, leaving an estate that included a town-house on St Stephen’s Green, land […]

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