Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Tone, THEOBALD WOLFE (1763-98), one of the leaders of the United Irishmen, was the son of a Dublin coachmaker. Soon after being called to the bar, he gave himself up to political intrigue in connection with the Catholic Committee. On account of his share in the United Irishmen organisation he had to go to America. Thence he undertook a mission to France in order to get French help for them, and he himself served under Hoche. In 1798, having been captured on board a French squadron, he was condemned to death, but anticipated his fate by strangling himself. (See his Autobiography, new edition, 1892.)