See also:family claiming descent from a
See also:Devon man, Andrew
See also:Wyse, who is said to have crossed over to
See also:Ireland during the reign of
See also:Henry II. and obtained lands near
See also:Waterford, of which city
See also:thirty-three members of the family are said to have been mayors or other municipal
See also:officers . From the Reformation the family had been consistently attached to the
See also:Roman Catholic
See also:Church .
See also:Thomas Wyse was educated at Stonyhurst
See also:College and at Trinity College,
See also:Dublin, where he distinguished himself as a
See also:scholar . After 1815 he passed some years in travel, visiting Italy,
See also:Egypt and
See also:Palestine . In 1821 he married Laetitia (d . 1872), daughter of Lucien Buonaparte, and after residing for a
See also:time at
See also:Viterbo he returned to Ireland in 1825, having by this time inherited the family estates . He now devoted his
See also:great oratorical and other talents to forwarding the cause of Roman Catholic emancipation, and his influence was specially marked in his own
See also:county of Waterford, while his
See also:standing among his associates was shown by his being chosen to write the address to the
See also:people of England . In 183o, after the passing of the Roman Catholic
See also:Act, he was returned to parliament for county
See also:Tipperary, and he attached himself to the Liberal party and voted for the great
See also:measures of the reform era . But he was specially anxious to secure some improvement in the
See also:education of the Irish people, and some of his proposals were accepted by Mr E . G .
See also:Stanley, afterwards 14th
See also:earl of Derby, and the
See also:government . He was chairman of a
See also:committee which inquired into the
See also:condition of education in Ireland, and it was partly owing to his efforts that provincial colleges were established at
See also:Galway and
See also:Belfast .
See also:work as an educational
See also:pioneer also
See also:bore fruit in England, where the principles of state
See also:control and inspection, for which he had fought, were adopted, and where a training college for teachers at
See also:Battersea was established on lines suggested by him . From 1835 to 1847 he was M.P. for the city of Waterford arid from 1839 to 1841 he was a
See also:lord of the
See also:treasury; from 1846 to 1849 he was secretary to the
See also:board of control, and in 1849 he was sent as
See also:minister to Greece . He was very successful in his
See also:diplomacy, and he showed a great
See also:interest in the educational and other
See also:internal affairs of Greece . In 1857 he was made a K.C.B., and he died at Athens on the 16th of
See also:April 1862 . \Vyse wrote
See also:Sketch of the
See also:late Catholic Association of Ireland (1829); An Excursion in the
See also:Peloponnesus (1858, new ed . 1865); and Impressions of Greece (1871) . His two sons shared his
See also:literary tastes . They were
See also:Bonaparte Wyse (1822—1895); and
See also:Charles Bonaparte Wyse (1826—1892), a student of the dialect of
See also:Provence .
THOMAS WYON (1792—1817)
DANIEL ALBERT WYTTENBACH (1746—1820)
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