John Pringle (Abt. 1755 - 21 Jul 1824)

Individual Report for John Pringle.
FTM Individual Report for John Pringle
Sex: Male [1]
Father: Robert Pringle
Mother: Frances Enery

Individual Facts:
Birth: Abt. 1755
Death: 21 Jul 1824 in Mr. Babbington's House, North Great George's-street, Dublin, Ireland [2]

Spouse: Elizabeth Bannerman
Marriage: Abt. 23 Nov 1793 [3]

Children:
Henry Pringle
Maria Pringle
Frances Elizabeth Pringle

Person Notes:
— "Enniskillen Chronicle and Erne Packet" 29 Jul 1824, page 3:
On the 21st instant, at Mr. Babbington's, in North Great George's-street, Dublin, in the 70th year of his age, John Pringle, Esq., late of the 51st Regiment of Foot, in which he served for many years with great credit to himself, and advantage to his country as an Officer and Engineer. He afterwards settled with his family at what had been long the residence of his ancestors, Caledon, in the county of Tyrone, and was an active and useful Magistrate in that county and the county of Armagh.

— "The Lady's Miscellany" Vol. 14-15, 1811, page 156-7:
From the Glasgow Courier.
Theatre Royal.— Last night presented the most crowded house we have witnessed during the after season, being for the benefit of Mr. Mathews. The admirable performance of that Gentleman manifested how highly deserving he was of this mark of the public favour; but to us the chief attraction of the evening consisted in perceiving in one of the boxes young Mr. Pringle (son of Captain Pringle, of Caledon, in the county Tyrone, nephew to the late general Pringle) sharing in an amusement to him perfectly new which he beheld with delight. But a few weeks since this young Gentleman about 22 years old, and his two sisters, were entirely strangers to the blessing of sight all of them having been born blind but they are now so far recovered that they have already learned their letters. They were operated on by Mr. Adams, the celebrated Oculist, from Exeter, who we most anxiously wish will be again induced to visit this country, where, by this unrivalled skill and his humanity to the poor, he has done so much good. Indeed we hope some public mark of respect will be shewn him previous to his return, to induce him to do so. We have been informed that Capt. Pringle's family is nearly connected to our celebrated countryman, Dr. Babingdon, professor of Chemistry at Gay's Hospital in London.

In consequence of reading the above article, a Gentleman of this City wrote to Captain Pringle wishing to know if the facts therein stated were correct; upon receipt of which Captain Pringle politely sent the following answer:

Caledon, September 9, 1811.
Sir— I have this day the honor of your letter of the 4th inst. and I feel great pleasure in assuring you that Mr. Adams has most completely succeeded in my three children, as well as many others in this country. He is at present in Dublin, but, whether he will return to London by way of Scotland, I cannot inform you, I shall transmit your letter to him, and no doubt, he will inform you of his intentions.

I have the honor to be Sir, your very obedient servant. John Pringle.

— "Saunders's News-Letter" 16 Aug 1811, page 3:
Mr. Pringle, son of Captain Pringle, of Caledon in the County of Tyrone, and nephew to the late General Pringle, went to witness Mr. Mathew's performance on Monday, at the Theatre Royal, which he beheld with delight. --- But a few weeks since, this young gentleman, now about 13 years of age, and his two sisters were entirely strangers to the blessings of sight; all of them having been born blind, but they are now so far recovered, that they have already learnt their letters. They were operated on by Mr. Adams, the celebrated oculist, Exeter, who we most anxiously wish will be again induced to visit this country, where, by his unrivalled skill, and his humanity to the poor, he has done so much good. Indeed, we hope, some public mark of respect will be shown to him, previous to his return, to induce him to do so. We have been informed that Capt. Pringle's family is nearly connected to our celebrated countryman Dr. Babington, Professor of Chemistry at Guy's hospital in London.


Sources:
1 http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1743Dec21-PRINGLE-ENERY.html
2 "Enniskillen Chronicle and Erne Packet" 29 Jul 1824, page 3
3 "The Families of French of Belturbet and Nixon of Fermanagh and Their Descendants" by Rev. Henry Swanzy, 1908, page 128-130