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Carleton, William, novelist, was born in 1794 at Pullisk, co. Tyrone. Of poor parentage, he received but a meagre education, on which he removed to Dublin, and began a literary career by contributing to the Christian Examiner a series of papers which were republished in 1820 under the title Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry. This was followed by another series in 1833, and in 1839 by Fardorougha the Miser. Other of his productions were Misfortunes of Barney Branagan, Valentine McClutchy, The Black Prophet, The Tithe Proctor, and The Evil Eye. He received a pension from Government of £200 a year in consideration of his services to literature, and died (1869) at Dublin.