John Bulmer Hobson
(1883–1969) was a leading member of the Irish Volunteers
and the Irish Republican Brotherhood
(IRB) before the Easter Rising
in 1916. Though he was a member of the organisation that planned the Rising, he was opposed to it being carried out, and attempted to prevent it.
He is also notable for swearing Patrick Pearse
into the IRB in late 1913.
Hobson was born "John Bulmer Hobson" in Belfast
, County Antrim
in 1883, though many sources give his place of birth as Holywood
, County Down
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