Posts tagged: Thomas Byrnes

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Thomas F Byrnes

Thomas F Byrnes was the celebrated 19th-century detective who gave us the expressions  ‘Rogues’ Gallery’ and the ‘Third Degree’ whose reputation was almost undone by his own Jack the Ripper.

Byrnes was born in Dublin in 1842 and emigrated to the US as a child. He grew up in New York and became a skilled gas-fitter until the start of the Civil War when he enlisted with the 11th New York Volunteer Infantry. Read more ›››

B is for Thomas Byrnes

Thomas F Byrnes

Thomas F Byrnes was the celebrated 19th century detective who gave us the expressions ‘Rogues’ Gallery’ and the ‘Third Degree’ whose reputation was almost undone by his own Jack the Ripper.

Byrnes was born in Dublin in 1842 and emigrated to the US as a child. He grew up in New York and became a skilled gas-fitter until the start of the Civil War when he enlisted with the 11th New York Volunteer Infantry. Read more ›››