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Mitchel, John (03 November 1815–20 March 1875), Irish nationalist and journalist, was born near Dungiven, County Derry (Londonderry), Ireland, the son of John Mitchel, a Presbyterian (and later Unitarian) clergyman, and Mary Haslett. In 1819 Mitchel’s family moved to Derry City and then in 1823 to Dromalane near Newry, County Down, where he spent the rest of his childhood. From 1830 to 1834 Mitchel was enrolled in Trinity College, Dublin. In late 1835 or early 1836 he began studying law in the office of a Newry solicitor. In February 1837, during his legal apprenticeship, he married Jane (Jenny) Verner of Newry. The couple had six children. In 1840 Mitchel completed his legal training and moved to nearby Banbridge, where he practiced law....