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John O’Keefe 1747-1833

 Born in Dublin. He was a very successful playwright. His most popular play, Wild Oats, was regularly produced for over 100 years and was successfully revived in both London and Dublin in the 1970s and again in 1996. He wrote over 60 pieces for the theatre as well as recollections. His works include Tony Lumpkin in Town, The Castle of Andalusia and the comic opera Merry Sherwood which contains the song I am a Friar of Orders Grey. He died in Southampton and was buried in All Saints churchyard. This graveyard is now a multi-storey carpark.

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